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Elisabeth Moss, Tom Waits, Danny Glover Join David Lowery’s ‘The Old Man & The Gun’

You want to resist the urge to reduce things to a black and white view, but if you were going to look at anyone in the indie movie scene and say there were winning, well, frankly David Lowery is winning. The filmmaker behind “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints” is arguably one of the best directors working […]

James Gray Explains How Harvey Weinstein Wanted To Change The Ending Of ‘The Immigrant’

Harvey Weinstein‘s reputation as an overly hands on producer and distributor, has rightfully earned him the nickname Harvey Scissorhands. No shortage of directors including Martin Scorsese, Bong Joon-Ho, Billy Bob Thornton, Wong Kar-Wai, and more, have tangled with the Hollywood veteran over the versions of their films, and James Gray is on that list too. Back […]

Two Directors Added To The Short-List For Live-Action ‘Akira’

It seems that every six months or so, there are new rumors about the long-awaited live-action remake of “Akira.” Ever since Warner Bros. secured the rights in 2002, there have been rumors about writers, directors, and actors all coming and going from the project. Well, get ready, there are new rumors about the film. According […]

Robert Rodriguez To Direct ‘Escape From New York’ Remake

And the remakes keep a-coming. Robert Rodriguez (“From Dusk till Dawn,” “Sin City”) has been hired by 20th Century Fox to remake the 1981 John Carpenter classic “Escape from New York.” Fox won a bidding war for the rights to the reboot in 2015 and has high hopes to reinvent the property as a “Planet […]

‘Justice League’ Unites In New Trailer For Zack Snyder’s Epic Superhero Movie

Well, it’s really all on this. You can tally up the box office receipts all you want for “Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice” and “Suicide Squad,” but perception is just as valuable, if not moreso, and right now, DC Films needs a movie that will succeed with both audiences and critics. Perhaps they’ll get […]

New York Gets The Spotlight In 3 New ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Posters

“Spider-Man: Homecoming” is right around the corner swining into theaters this summer. But one has to wonder about Sony‘s upcoming plan. With the help of Marvel, the ailing studio’s been able to get the Spider-Man character back on track (thanks to his stand-out appearance in “Captain America: Civil War“). But Sony looks like they’re returning to […]

‘Sing Street’ Actor Latest To Join The Young Han Solo Film

Whether you’re a “Star Wars” fan or not, and maybe you couldn’t care less about what Han Solo’s life was like between the ages of 18 and 24, you have to admit that the upcoming untitled Han Solo prequel film features a hell of a cast. According to Variety, the film, written and directed by Phil […]

‘The Last of Us’ Is A Barebones Immigration Fable [ND/NF Review]

Wordless and spiritual, the survival genre and the title are the only things that Ala Eddine Slim’s narrative feature debut shares with the other upcoming movie that people will probably get this confused with. An entry in the Venice International Film Critic’s Week and the winner of the Lion of the Future award for a […]

Colin Farrell Joining Tim Burton’s ‘Dumbo’

I guess making movies with Yorgos Lanthimos and Sofia Coppola doesn’t keep the bills paid. It’s not as if Colin Farrell is immune to blockbusters (hello, “Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them“) but we always figured he had a least some discerning taste. Though, maybe he just wants to cross Tim Burton off his […]

Netflix Is Making 4 More Adam Sandler Movies

Netflix has long insisted that Adam Sandler is very good business for them, and it’s clear it’s just not PR spin. The streaming service has announced that they’ve inked Adam Sandler for four more movies, on top of their initial four-picture deal: yep, the math is simple, there will be eight Netflix movies starring Adam […]