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‘Charlie’s Angels’ Getting Another Big Screen Reboot

As this weekend’s “Baywatch” proves, studios are more eager to turn whatever intellectual property they have on hand into a movie, rather than try bring something original to the big screen. The working theory is that it’s easier and cheaper to sell audiences on something they already kinda know, rather than getting them interested in something […]

Bruno Dumont’s ‘Jeannette: The Childhood Of Joan Of Arc’ Is An Unbearable, Shallow Provocation [Cannes Review]

Countless masters of cinema have tried their hand at the historic Joan of Arc story, including Carl Theodor Dreyer, Victor Fleming, Robert Bresson and Jacques Rivette. Any of these filmmakers would make for a tough act to follow, but that didn’t dissuade Bruno Dumont from realizing his own take on the material, “Jeannette: The Childhood […]

Tom Cruise Says ‘Top Gun 2’ Is “Definitely Happening” In The Next Year

For almost as long as The Playlist has existed on the interwebs, there has been talk about a sequel to “Top Gun.” In fact, five years ago, Paramount had planned to make “Top Gun 2” before “Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation,” but those plans fell apart. And over the years, numerous screenwriters have come and […]

Carrie Fisher Would’ve Been “Front And Center” Of ‘Star Wars: Episode IX,’ Rian Johnson Talks New City In ‘Last Jedi’ & More

The masters of putting on a big media show, but not revealing anything, Disney and Lucasfilm have given Vanity Fair the most generous look yet at “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” And while the profile piece is extensive, with some details about the new characters, the shroud of secrecy still remains. However, Lucasfilm head Kathleen […]

Epic & Dazzling Final Trailer For ‘Valerian’ Starring Dane DeHaan & Cara Delevigne

“Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets” is a passion project for writer/director Luc Besson. The ambitious filmmaker hopes to start off a new franchise based on the ‘60s French comic series, and he’s pulling out all the stops in this film. Judging by the most recent trailer, ‘Valerian’ is definitely going to ambitious and […]

First Look At Benicio Del Toro In ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Plus New Details

The cautious curtain raising for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” continues this week as Vanity Fair reveals more from their latest issue dedicated to the upcoming blockbuster. And some fresh details have spilled about a couple of a new characters joining the ranks of the franchise. Most significantly, it’s been revealed that Benicio Del Toro […]

Heartwarming First Trailer For ‘Wonder’ Starring Julia Roberts & Jacob Tremblay

Not even eleven years old, and Jacob Tremblay is already a sensation. The actor broke out in “Room,” and ever since has lined up a steady stream of gigs ranging from blockbusters like next year’s “The Predator,” to indie fare like this summer’s “The Book Of Henry” directed by Colin Trevorrow, and Xavier Dolan‘s forthcoming […]

Sofia Coppola’s ‘The Beguiled’ With Nicole Kidman, Colin Farrell & Kirsten Dunst [Cannes Review]

The greatest favor you can do Sofia Coppola‘s “The Beguiled,” and yourself before you watch it, is to put all thoughts of Don Siegel‘s 1971 Clint Eastwood-starrer of the same name from your mind. As a standalone film, Coppola’s version abounds in pleasures: from the starry cast (at least four of whom almost coincidentally seem […]

Two New ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Trailers Swing Into Action With Tom Holland & Robert Downey Jr.

Summer is in full swing, and that means that “Spider-Man: Homecoming” is almost in theaters. So, it’s no surprise that Sony is pulling out all the marketing stops to promote what is surely going to be one of the biggest films of the year. Part of the marketing homestretch are the two new trailers, one […]

Doug Liman Quits ‘Justice League Dark’

Eesh, Warner Bros.’ DC Entertainment Universe is not having a good week (and hasn’t had the greatest last few years). Yesterday it was revealed that director Zack Snyder was stepping down from “Justice League” due to a family tragedy (his daughter committed suicide in March) and Joss Whedon of “Avengers” fame would be taking over […]