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RZA On The Search For A Director For Long-Awaited Ol’ Dirty Bastard Biopic

We first reported about a potential film based on the life of famous Wu-Tang rapper Ol’ Dirty Bastard, aka ODB, way back in 2009. Almost a decade ago, one of the founding members of Wu-Tang, RZA was attempting to get a film made. Then a few years later, in 2012, it was reported that Michael […]

New Hal Ashby Doc Treads on ‘Hal’-lowed Ground [Review]

The 1970s was a watershed decade for young directors that would come to define the artistic medium for the next forty years. Whether one is looking at the “New Hollywood” crop (Coppola, Spielberg, Scorsese, Lucas), or the auteurs (Altman, Allen, Lumet, Friedkin), it’s hard to overstate just how profound a shift took place at this […]

Olivia Munn’s Only Promoting ‘The Predator’ After Recent Controversy Because She’s “Contractually Obligated”

When a studio releases a big-budget blockbuster, they want to make sure the stars of the film are out doing the publicity rounds. But in the case of “The Predator,” according to one actress, they would probably prefer she stays home. READ MORE: Toronto International Film Festival: 22 Most Anticipated Movies Yesterday, we talked about […]

Chris Pine Opens Up About ‘Star Trek 4’ Status And The Internet’s New Fascination With His Penis

As with the many Chris’ in Hollywood, including Hemsworth, Evans, and Pratt, Chris Pine is attempting to put together a filmography that reigns supreme. Sure, he doesn’t have the Marvel Cinematic Universe behind him (he does have “Wonder Woman,” though), but Pine has put together some great performances, particularly leading the way in the recent […]

Thomas Vinterberg’s ‘Kursk’ Starring Matthaes Schoenarts & Lea Seydoux Is A Surprisingly Dull Thriller [TIFF Review]

Skateboarding on the cinematic spectrum of punk to mainstream, Danish filmmaker Thomas Vinterberg no longer wears ripped jeans. Once the co-conspirator behind the Dogme 95 manifesto with Lars Von Trier — a raw, minimalist, limitations-driven punk-cinema movement ala the early White Stripes rules of only 2 instruments to find pureness —Vinterberg put away his DIY, impish, […]

‘High Life’ Filmmaker Claire Denis Discusses Robert Pattinson, Harvey Weinstein, & Female Filmmaker Inclusivity

For fans outside of Europe, filmmaker Claire Denis probably doesn’t rank in such high regard as some of the legendary American filmmakers. However, make no mistake, Denis is a master at her craft, and with her latest project, the Toronto International Film Festival premiere film “High Life,” she’s poised to finally break through to a […]

Elisabeth Moss Channels Her Inner Punk Rocker In First Clip From Alex Ross Perry’s ‘Her Smell’

Though dubbed a “teaser,” there’s no doubt that the just-released first footage from “Her Smell” is just a clip from the film. Sure, it teases. But more than anything, the new clip gives a taste at the manic, inspired performance from lead Elisabeth Moss, in a scene that’s completely out of context, but still impressive. […]

Oscars’ Popular Film Award Was “Adamantly Opposed” By Laura Dern & Steven Spielberg During Board Discussions

When the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced plans for a new Outstanding Achievement in Popular Film category for their Oscars telecast, film fans cried foul. There were immediate, and mostly harsh, reactions that followed, dubbing the move as the dilution of the Academy Awards and saying the new category was a glorified […]

Benedict Cumberbatch & Jake Gyllenhaal Teaming For ‘Rio’ From ‘Patrick Melrose’ Director

Fresh off the Emmy-nominated success with the series “Patrick Melrose,” director Ed Berger and star Benedict Cumberbatch and decided to reteam for a new film, and they’re bringing along a little-known actor named Jake Gyllenhaal along for the ride, according to a new report from Deadline. “Rio” tells the story of two friends, who meet […]

Isabelle Huppert Terrorizes Chloë Grace Moretz In First Clip From Neil Jordan’s TIFF Film ‘Greta’

Isabelle Huppert is a proven acting powerhouse. With incredible roles in dozens of films, including her recent award-winning work in “Elle,” Huppert is without a doubt, one of the best in the world. And in the new film “Greta,” which premieres at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival (read our review), she gets to play […]