'Ready Player One' SXSW Premiere With Steven Spielberg
'Love, Simon' Review
“Love, Simon” is based on the 2015 YA novel Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda. 20th Century Fox, the studio distributing the film, is declaring this film the first-ever mainstream rom-com with a gay teen protagonist.
Michael B. Jordan's Production Company Pledges to Adopt "Inclusion Riders"
As if we didn't already have an excuse to love Michael B. Jordan. The talented 31-year-old actor and producer announced his production company, Outlier Society, will adopt an inclusion rider aka an “equity rider” for all forthcoming projects.
'A Wrinkle in Time' Review
“A Wrinkle in Time” is based on the Award-winning 1962 novel of the same name that’s a fixture in most grade school classrooms. I’ve been familiar with the book for a long time, but didn’t read it growing-up. After seeing Disney’s film adaptation, I consider that a blessing.
Patty Jenkins confirms Kristen Wiig will co-star in 'Wonder Woman 2'
Wonder Woman 2 is now poised to be the first Marvel or DC to cast female leads as both hero and villain in one film. — On the heels of a highly celebrated International Women's Day, Director Patty Jenkins made the official announcement on Twitter: "So excited to confirm the most thrilling news. Yes! It’s true! So incredibly lucky to welcome the sensationally talented Kristen Wiig to our Wonder Woman family. Can't wait to finally work with one of my favorites. And SO excited by what we have planned. #Cheetah!!! @GalGadot!"
The Return of the Disney Round-Up: New Star Wars Series, Fox Searchlight to Stay, and Christopher Robin
Cultjer's Disney Reporter Zach Perilstein is back to discuss the latest Disney news. — So today The Walt Disney Company held their annual shareholder's meeting. Nothing truly groundbreaking was announced. See my good friend Ryan O'Reilly's take on the meeting on The Boardwalks Times.
'The Cloverfield Paradox' review
There is an ideal dimension out there where all films get released in the manner of horror Sci-Fi film 'The Cloverfield Paradox'. You wake up one day and hear X studio has its film screening in theatres or streaming on demand. No exhausting hype (*cough Black Panther*), no spoilery trailers, minimalist marketing controversy. It’s all about the art and the desire to consume it. It then becomes a shame that the film at the end of this stunt was woefully underwhelming. The basic narrative now is that the powers-that-be at Netflix and Paramount felt the Julius Onah-directed ‘Cloverfield Paradox’ was so much of a bust that just dumping it after the Super Bowl was a prudent option. I don't blame them.
Mackenzie Davis will star in James Cameron's 'Terminator' sequel
The Blade Runner 2049 actress will star alongside Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenneger in a battle against (wo)men vs. machine — Mackenzie Davis (Blade Runner 2049, Halt and Catch Fire) is currently in negotiations to co-star alongside Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenneger in Tim Miller's 'Terminator' sequel.
'Wonder Woman 2' Will Begin Shooting in May
Production will kick off in the UK according to sources at Omega Underground — It appears the sequel to Patty Jenkins $820 million dollar international phenomenon will kick off production earlier than expected. According to sources at Omega Underground, “Wonder Woman 2” has been bumped up from summer to May 28 with production returning to Warner Bros. Studios, UK.
'Goosebumps' sequel has an official title
The Goosebumps sequel will feature a whole lot of SLAPPY. — R.L. Stine made the formal announcement earlier this week on Twitter “Happy to announce that filming has begun on the Goosebumps movie sequel. Title: Slappy Halloween. Meanwhile, the new Goosebumps SlappyWorld book has just been published."
Sony's 'The Crow' will hit theaters October 2019
The Crow Reborn will go up against Oscar Isaac's The Addams Family, The Goldfinch, and Gary Dauberman’s Are You Afraid of the Dark? — After three terrible sequels, a cancelled television series, and a decade-long carousel of reboot speculation, Sony announced The Crow remake will officially see the light of day on October 11, 2019.
Christopher Robin Teaser Trailer Will Melt Your Heart
'March of the Penguins 2: The Next Step' Review
“Meet the remarkable Emperor Penguin… again.” That is narrator Morgan Freeman’s opening line from “March of the Penguins 2: The Next Step”, the follow-up to 2005’s groundbreaking, Oscar-winning nature documentary. This is a sequel we never knew we needed.
Every now and then, I come across a film operating outside the conventional constraints of the horror genre that leaves me in a state of distress. The anxiety served up in Denis Villeneuve's 2013 film 'Prisoners' readily comes to mind. It made the idea of caring of caring for one's kids a terrifying prospect evoking this strong sense of paranoia. The 2004 Oscar-nominated South African film ‘Yesterday’ left me in a similar space, with respect to the hellish confluence of poverty and travails for medical care.
'Star Wars After Dark' Talk: John Williams to step away after Episode IX
The five time Oscar-winning composer sat down with Southern California (KUPC) public radio to discuss Williams' 51st academy award nomination for Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Disney Executive James Pitaro Named President of ESPN and Co-Chair, Disney Media Networks
Disney CEO Bob Iger announced today that James Pitaro who has served as Chairman of Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media since 2016 will become ESPN's 8th President. Pitaro will report directly to Bob Iger.
'Braven' marks the first real turn of interest from Jason Momoa; the first time I’ve seen him play something resembling benign and vulnerable. It’s also the first time I’ve seen him with a shirt on and his strapping biceps covered for most of a film. Director Lin Oeding, in his debut effort, goes for nostalgia and grants Momoa the opportunity to play a character that channels heroes from action films we may have seen in the ‘80s and ‘90s as domesticity and drug runners collide in an otherwise peaceful woodland near the Canadian border.
And the Oscar goes to...Our 2018 Academy Award Predictions
Hello my award season faithfuls! It’s hard to believe the end of awards season is near and with Sunday’s 90th annual Academy Awards show on the horizon, the time has come to unveil our list of 'should win' and 'will win' awards predictions across thirteen of the Academy's twenty-four categories.
'Red Sparrow' Review
“Red Sparrow” is being marketed as a sexy spy thriller in which Jennifer Lawrence shows a lot of skin. The truth is – while Lawrence is naked in a few scenes, not only is this misguided and often vile film NOT sexy, but it doesn’t contain a single thrill. In a time when Hollywood is supposedly so concerned about how women are treated and portrayed, on and off screen, “Red Sparrow” sets the “Me Too/Times’ Up” movement back 20 years.
'Avengers: Infinity War' Release Date Moves Up One Week To April 27
Here’s a bit of exciting news and we can thank none other than Robert Downey Jr. for submitting the formal request! — Marvel brass announced Avengers: Infinity War will move its original North America release date up one week from May 4 to April 27, falling in line with Infinity War's full international release date (with a few earlier April 25 debuts in a handful of countries). Spoiler what?
Kristen Wiig in talks to play Cheetah in 'Wonder Woman 2'
Kristen Wiig is likely to be DECU’s next major villain — Yes, you read that correctly! DC and Warner Bros. have begun talks for the talented Saturday Night Live alum to play the fierce super-villain "Cheetah" opposite Gal Gadot's "Wonder Woman."
Brad Pitt joins Leonardo DiCaprio in Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’
Brad Pitt will play Leonardo DiCaprio’s stunt double in Tarantino’s summer of ‘69 drama — Sony announced today that Brad Pitt will be reuniting with Quentin Tarantino in the Leonardo DiCaprio led feature now titled Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.