Dan Gilroy Interview

It’s rare to see a directorial debut that is a total home run, but that’s Nightcrawler in a nutshell. The film’s writer/director, Dan Gilroy, is not, however, some rookie who got lucky. He’s been a screenwriter for years, with credits on films like The Fall, Real Steel and The Bourne Legacy. He was the writer on Tim Burton’s aborted Superman film with Nicolas Cage. And his family is in the business, too: brother Tony has his own screenwriting career, and is director of films like Michael Clayton and Duplicity; brother John edited films such as Warrior and Pacific Rim; and his wife Renee Russo needs no introduction.

They all are part of Nightcrawler, in which Jake Gyllenhaal stars as a man who finds himself uniquely suited to compete in the world of independent cable news contractors. Gyllenhaal’s character Lou Bloom is taught the “if it bleeds it leads” axiom early on, and he runs with that concept. Renee Russo plays Nina, who buys Lou’s footage and helps shape his new career. Tony Gilroy produced, and John Gilroy edited.

I sat down with Dan Gilroy to talk about the film, and admitted that, as horrible as the guy can be, I’m somewhat envious of Lou’s pure drive to succeed. We talked about sociopaths, the liberation that comes from ditching a traditional character arc, and the beauty of Los Angeles at night.

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Magic City

When a TV series is canceled, that’s usually the end. It’s only on rare occasions (Arrested Development, The Comeback, etc.) that it gets a second chance as a series and it’s even more rare that a canceled show gets turned into a movie (Firefly being the big, obvious example). Now, the Starz show Magic City is getting that elusive chance.

Series creator Mitch Glazer has written and script and will direct a big screen version of the 1960s Miami based mob series. All the regulars will return - Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Danny Huston, Kelly Lynch etc. – and they’ll be joined by Bruce Willis and Bill Murray. This is pretty awesome news. Read more about the Magic City movie below. Read More »

The White Board cabin in the woods references

Ask any horror fan worth their weight in blood and they’ll say The Cabin in the Woods is one of the best horror films in the past few years. That’s mostly because it’s not only a horror movie. It’s a satire, a comedy, a mystery and a sci-fi action film all rolled into one. Written by Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard, The Cabin in the Woods is a film that lives and dies on not only the audience’s knowledge of horror films, but each character’s knowledge as well.

A new video has been posted online that breaks that statement down. It attempts, and admittedly comes close, to calling out every single reference in The Cabin in the Woods. Check out The Cabin in the Woods references video below. Read More »

james cameron ama

James Cameron is a man on the cutting edge of technology. He literally invents technology to fit his vision. So when there’s a new piece of technology, especially something in entertainment, it’s always interesting to hear what the director of the two highest grossing movies of all time has to say.

Many think virtual reality is the next step in filmmaking, but Cameron isn’t among them. When asked about the current state of virtual reality, including Oculus Rift -the impressive, all encompassing virtual reality system recently purchased by Facebook – Cameron called it a “yawn.” Read the full James Cameron Oculus Rift quotes and more below. Read More »

Jerry Seinfeld Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee season 5

Every day, new shows hit the Internet. YouTube, Vimeo, Netflix, content created for the internet used to be unique, but has now become the norm. It’s gotten to the point where, such is the case with real TV, the only ones that get a lot of attention are the best ones. One that definitely ranks among those is Jerry Seinfeld‘s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. The show, which is located on Crackle, is going into its fifth season and the trailer is now online. It features Jimmy Fallon, Kevin Hart, Amy Schumer, Bill Burr and many others. Check out the Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee season 5 trailer below. Read More »

James O'Barr The Crow

From the very moment it was announced, The Crow remake had some fans up in arms — including James O’Barr himself, creator of the original The Crow comics. But he’s since come around on the film, and in a new interview he explains why. Gotta say, his case is fairly convincing.

For one thing, O’Barr says, the new film is not a remake but a “literally page-for-page adaptation” of the book, with a slightly different lead. (I’ll let him explain.) And according to O’Barr, the new Crow will be “closer to Taxi Driver or a John Woo film.” Intrigued yet?

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Christopher Nolan Superhero Movies

Several dozen superhero movies will be in cinemas over the next six-plus years. One of the main reasons for that crowded release calendar is Christopher Nolan. The director’s realistic, gritty take on Batman spawned a trilogy of films that won Academy Awards and grossed billions. It was proof to audiences and executives alike that superheroes can, and should, be taken seriously.

But will the man himself ever make another superhero movies? It’s possible, if unlikely. Read the complicated Christopher Nolan superhero movies comment below. Read More »

live action spongebob squarepants movie SPONGEBOB: SPONGE OUT OF WATER

Here’s a superhero movie that’s a little different from the rest: The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, out next year, sees the underwater gang heading to our shores in search of more Krabby Patties. But when they cross paths with a pirate supervillain played by Antonio Banderas, they must turn themselves into superheroes to save their beloved Bikini Bottom.

It’s exactly as bonkers as it sounds, but that’s the fun. Watch the new SpongeBob Movie Sponge Out of Water trailer after the jump.

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