Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali take a great road trip in 'Green Book' (TIFF review)
With 'Green Book' director Peter Farrelly goes solo and makes his most dramatic film yet. And as it turns out, it might be his best one too. — We follow Tony Lip (Viggo Mortensen), a bouncer from New York, after the nightclub he's been working is closed down. Needing the money he hears of a gig, driving around a doctor. That can't be too bad, he naturally thinks, without actually giving it another thought. But as it turns out, this will be the trip of a lifetime, one he'll always remember, that'll develop a lifelong friendship and be turned into a movie 50 years later.
Report: Henry Cavill Possibly Exiting DCEU, Warner Bros. Shifts Focus to 'Supergirl'
Henry Cavill assumed the iconic role of Superman back in Zack Snyder's Man of Steel. — Cavill has starred as Superman in Batman v. Superman and Justice League. Warner recently tried to get Cavill to cameo in Shazam!. Which stars Zachary Levi and will be in theaters April 5, 2019. The door is now supposedly closing on other super hero appearances.
Production is underway for 'Just Mercy' starring Michael B. Jordan, Brie Larson, and Jamie Foxx
It's realistic to believe 'Just Mercy' could land Michael B. Jordan his second Oscar nom (I’m pretending Fruitvale Station was his first). — In the spirit of loving everything Michael B. Jordan stands for (I make no apologies), I thought I'd pass along another reminder reinforcing just how awesome Mr. Jordan is, and more notably, a reminder that production for his next feature film is currently underway.
Jason Blum talks 'Halloween' sequel and plans for 'Scream' and 'I Know What You Did Last Summer' revivals
Can you name one Hollywood producer from this 21st century whose meteoric rise parallels that of Jason Blum’s? — In less than ten years, Blum’s production company - Blumhouse Productions - has churned out 75 films grossing over $3.4 BILLION dollars against an astonishing $329 million dollar accumulated budget! High yield returns aside, Blumhouse has also earned producer-cred having backed Damien Chazelle and Jordan Peele's Academy Award-winners Whiplash and Get Out. So when 21st Century’s master genre producer speaks, we listen.
'Moonlight' director Barry Jenkins' new film 'If Beale Street Could Talk' is a mesmerizing tragic romance (TIFF review)
It seems like only yesterday we were stunned by 'Moonlight' at the 2016 edition of TIFF. It might be the best film I ever saw at my couple of years here at the festival. But Barry Jenkins' new film 'If Beale Street Could Talk' is every bit as captivating as his Oscar winning film of 2016.
Julia Roberts and Lucas Hedges deal with addiction in 'Ben is Back' (TIFF review)
Julia Roberts joins breakout star Lucas Hedges ('Manchester by the Sea', 'Lady Bird') in this painful drama about a mother struggling with her addicted son.
Jason Statham teases Day 1 production pic on the set of 'Hobbs and Shaw'
If you thought the Fast and Furious franchise was running on empty, think again. — With Universal’s “Hobbs and Shaw” spinoff scheduled for theatrical release in just under ten months, it should come as no surprise that we finally have our first production pic courtesy of Brian Toretto’s favorite babysitter, Jason Statham.
'Let Me Fall' is an emotional rollercoaster about love and addiction (TIFF review)
With 'Let Me Fall' Icelandic director Baldvin Zophoníasson brings the most horrible, real and romantic story about addiction to #TIFF18 — What surprised me at TIFF so far is how subdued a lot of the movies are. Of course I can't speak for all the dozens and dozens of movies here, but Hollywood films like 'Boy Erased', 'Wildlife', 'Outlaw King' and 'Ben is Back' are all pretty soft, apart from the occasional gripping event.
Paolo Sorrentino brings us the lavish story of Silvio Berlusconi in 'Loro' (TIFF review)
Director Paolo Sorrentino made a splash internationally with 'La Grande Bellezza' ('The Great Beauty') in 2013. His english followup 'Youth' with Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel cemented him as one of the most prolific European filmmakers today. After the HBO series 'The Young Pope' he's back in the cinema, telling the story of the former Italian Prime Minister and media tycoon Silvio Berlusconi.
Chris Pine is Robert The Bruce in 14th Century war epic 'Outlaw King' (TIFF review)
Netflix will bring director David Mackenzie's 14th Century Scottish war epic straight to the living room next month. But doesn't a film like this belong on the big screen?
Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe send Lucas Hedges to conversion therapy in 'Boy Erased' (TIFF review)
After his surprisingly fresh and successful directorial debut 'The Gift', actor-turned-director Joel Edgerton takes on a radically different subject, adapting the memoir of Garrard Conley about his time in conversion therapy.
Searching - Movie Review
Watching a computer screen on the big screen. Is this just becoming a marketing gimmick? Here's my take on the latest tech thriller to hit theaters, SEARCHING.
'Fast and Furious 9' to begin filming April 2019
The ninth installment of Universal’s multi-billion dollar franchise is expected to begin filming spring of 2019. — Oddly, I will admit it feels like years since we last saw a "Fast and Furious" movie on the big screen and yet, after looking at historical box office figures, I was reminded that we are a little over a year removed from 2017's $1 billion dollar+ grossing Fate of the Furious. Perhaps the more appropriate statement coming from a Fast and Furious truther: it feels like years since we last a saw a GOOD "Fast and Furious" movie (*whispers* FAST FIVE). I digress.
2008’s “Taken” starred Liam Neeson as a father dealing with the “worst nightmare involving your child”. That film and subsequent franchise re-vamped Neeson’s career, elevating him to iconic action movie star status.
Tom Holland, Robert Pattinson, Chris Evans, Mia Wasikowsa to star in ‘The Devil All The Time’
Sign me up. — According to Robert Goolrick’s review of Donald Ray Pollock’s 2011 novel The Devil All The Time : ❝You’ll want to lock your doors…[it’s] a literary tsunami of pure evil. The book is grotesque, violent, haunting, perverse and harrowing — and very good. You may be repelled, you may be shocked, you will almost certainly be horrified, but you will read every last word.❞
Paul Dano delivers strong directorial debut with 'Wildlife' (TIFF review)
Paul Dano's directorial debut isn't as wild as the title suggests, but it's pretty impressive nonetheless. — The story takes us to 1960s Montana, where the 14-year-old Joe has moved with his parents so his father (Jake Gyllenhaal) could find a job. Nothing much is going on in this quiet suburb, until his father loses his job yet again.
Burt Reynolds Dead at 82
His family was by his side when he passed. — Burt Reynolds has died of a heart attack. Multiple reports cite the 82-year-old actor died Thursday morning at a hospital in Florida.
Rebecca Ferguson in talks to join Denis Villeneuve's 'DUNE' remake
Denis Villeneuve’s dream project just added another high profile actor to star opposite Timothée Chalamet — Rebecca Ferguson is in negotiations to co-star in Denis Villeneuve’s adaptation of Frank Herbert’s Hugo and Nebula award-winning series Dune. Sources at The Hollywood Reporter say the 34-year-old actress is closing in on a deal to play Lady Jessica, the mother of Timothée Chalamet’s lead character Paul Atreides.
‘Halloween’: Michael Myers and Laurie Strode have unfinished business in the terrifying second trailer
Michael Myers puts the “strength” in ‘old man strength’ — The second trailer for David Gordon Green’s Halloween can best be summed up as “relentless.”
Toronto International Film Festival 2018 Preview
Filmmakers from around the world are lining up to show off their Oscar contenders, breakthrough dramas or eye-opening documentaries at the Toronto International Film Festival. With the 2018 edition about to start, here are some of the films worth the popcorn:
Exclusive 'Captain Marvel' First Look Photos
Paging Carol Danvers... — Brie Larson may not have broken the internet but she sure is hell has our attention. Earlier this week, the 28-year-old Oscar winner teased plans to "break the internet" with a "marvel-ous" surprise. Turns out, that surprise was not the first teaser trailer as we had hoped for. Instead, fans received a "marvel-ous" consolation surprise with exclusive, never before seen photos featured in September's upcoming issue of Entertainment Weekly!
TV REVIEW: 'God Friended Me'
Every few years, a network airs a show with some kind of premise involving religion. CBS has been at the top of this list, with the excellent “Joan of Arcadia” and the recently cancelled, short-lived “Living Biblically”. Now, they’re trying it again.