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Danny Boyle Officially Directing ‘Bond 25’; Film Arrives October 2019

We didn’t think it could be done, frankly, but it’s official: “Trainspotting” filmmaker Danny Boyle will direct the Bond 25 film starring Daniel Craig. John Hodge, who wrote the screenplay to “Trainspotting” is writing the script. Furthermore, distribution for the film has been finalized. Universal Pictures will release the film internationally. Domestically, MGM will release […]

‘Boba Fett: Star Wars’ Movie Back In The Works With Logan Director James Mangold

As rumors of an Obi-Wan Kenobi movie take hold, a new “Star Wars” movie is moving forward. After years in development with an aborted version falling apart with director Josh Trank (“Chronicle”) at the helm and Simon Kinberg as the writer/producer, the “Star Wars” movie starring bounty hunter Boba Fett is back on this time […]

Nadine Labaki’s ‘Capharnaüm’ Restlessly Moves Like An Uber-Realist ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ [Cannes Review]

Stories that trade in narratives about child exploitation, abuse and neglect often run the risk of manipulation through phony sentimentality or affected misery porn. Lebanese director Nadine Labaki’s Cannes effort “Capharnaüm,” a politically-charged fable about a young boy who launches a lawsuit against his parents, falls into traps of both miserablist tendencies and calculation. Regardless, […]

Harvey Weinstein Expected To Surrender Himself To Authorities In Connection With Sexual Misconduct Case

Today has been quite a day for alleged abusers and harassers in Hollywood. From the fallout of yesterday’s interview with the cast of “Arrested Development” to today’s news of multiple victims speaking out against Morgan Freeman (via CNN), the day’s news has been dominated by decidedly non-movie stories. As a slight digression, for those that […]

Quentin Tarantino Says Warren Beatty Version Of ‘Kill Bill’ Would Have Been “James Bond As Blofeld”

Hey, it’s #ThrowbackThursday and each week we look to the past and highlight something in cinema history that’s fascinating, amusing, perhaps something you never knew or have seen, you name it. Quentin Tarantino is about to begin production on his newest film, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.” Sadly, that means we still have over […]

‘Upgrade’ Trailer: People Are Still Trying To Make Logan Marshall-Green A Thing

Shouldn’t it be called “Downgrade?” It’s fairly juvenile and mean, but it’s hard to mention Logan Marshall-Green without describing him as the poor man’s Tom Hardy, a dig we’re pretty sure we’re not the only ones to use. But hey, give the “Prometheus” actor a chance, right? Blumhouse, the producers of “Get Out” and “The […]

‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’: Spoilers, Easter Eggs, Box Office, And More! [Podcast]

Welcome to another edition of The Playlist Podcast, a discussion about film news and other film and television related items. I’m joined as always by Playlist Editor-in-Chief Rodrigo Perez to hop aboard the Millennium Falcon and discuss Ron Howard‘s (in association with Phil Lord and Chris Miller) “Solo: A Star Wars Story.” In all fairness, for all the […]

Netflix Has Become The Most Valuable Media Company In The World, Passing Disney

We are definitely in the middle of the big Streaming Wars. The entertainment industry has been taken over by networks, studios, and tech companies doing their best to develop their own streaming service to capture viewer eyeballs. Leading the way are Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu, with Disney and Apple and about a million other companies […]

‘Sicario: Day Of The Soldado’ Trailer: This Time There’s No Rules

Watching the new trailer for “Sicario: Day of the Soldado,” it’s hard to imagine that the franchise had its beginnings with a thoughtful, and often scary, look at the Mexican cartels from director Denis Villeneuve. The director didn’t return for the sequel, and if you judge the film based solely on this new trailer, you’d […]

Distributor To Cut Scenes From ‘Show Dogs’ After Concerns Over Inadvertent Sexual Abuse Message

Honestly, we’ve tried our best to avoid talking about Will Arnett’s latest film, “Show Dogs.” The movie looks god awful and the premise is stupidly bonkers. Overall, it just seems like the type of movie we can somehow erase from our memories and pretend it never existed. Well, regardless of our thoughts on the film, […]