It may be “Rogue Friday” but not all the Star Wars announcements today concern Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Yesterday we shared with you the latest in Hot Toys’ Movie Masterpiece Series, a bunch of 1/6th scale figures from Rogue One. Today we bring you a 1/6th scale figure that many fans have been waiting for — Luke Skywalker for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. That’s right, a collectible figure replicating Mark Hamill in the fantastic ending sequence of JJ Abrams’ Star Wars sequel. Hit the jump to take a look at the Hot Toys Star Wars: the Force Awakens Luke Skywalker 1/6th Scale Figure.
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With four feature films and a TV series under his belt, Lee Daniels has created a rather successful career as a director, writer, and producer. But has he achieved enough and lived a compelling enough life to merit an autobiographical musical? The filmmaker seems to think so because he’s currently in talks to make the project happen.
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20th Century Fox has announced that War for the Planet of the Apes will be providing a sneak preview to attendees of New York Comic-Con next week. But more importantly, they have released the first official plot synopsis for the upcoming Dawn of the Planet of the Apes sequel. Hit the jump to learn about the War for the Planet of the Apes plot and also find out more about the NYCC festivities.
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Very little is showy about Peter Berg‘s movies. He’s typically a filmmaker who manages to stay invisible, often successfully trying his hand at different genres. His strengths — his eye for performances and grasp on tension, in particular — are never overt in his movies. He’s a director that can build and build pressure over an extended period and create a great sense of geography with some quick cutting, but again, his skills never draw your attention away from the story.
As the director’s latest film, Deepwater Horizon, hits theaters, I wanted to take a look back at his career so far. Unfortunately, I didn’t have the opportunity to see Deepwater Horizon before putting together this list, but the reviews are enough to convince me to see it as soon as possible. Below, check out our Peter Berg ranking.
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Today brings the entire first season of Marvel’s new Netflix series Luke Cage to everyone’s streaming devices. But did you know Quentin Tarantino once almost made a movie focusing on the Hero for Hire before he decided to make Pulp Fiction?
The revelation of the once possible existence of a Quentin Tarantino Luke Cage movie came when the filmmaker was making publicity rounds last winter for The Hateful Eight,. Now that the series is out, he was recently asked about what he’d like to see from the series adaptation of the comic book. Read More »
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As we start to get close to the early 2017 production start for fifth Jurassic Park film, we’ve begun to learn what we might expect from Jurassic World 2.
The Orphanage/The Impossible filmmaker J.A. Bayona is busy working with screenwriters Jurassic World sequel with writers Derek Connolly and Colin Trevorrow. The Jurassic World director also serves as a producer, and we’ve heard he’s very involved in the new sequel. Trevorrow appeared on a recent episode of the InGeneral podcast and talked about how they are planning to involve more animatronic dinosaurs in the next film, which he also describes as “more suspenseful and scary.” Hit the jump to learn the details.
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Originally planned to be a feature film at Walt Disney Pictures back in 2010, Trollhunters is now an animated series over at Netflix, produced by DreamWorks Animation. It’s the latest endeavor from Guillermo del Toro, who has been passionate about the project for years now. The story was first published last summer as a young adult novel, and now we’re getting a better look at the series as the premiere on Netflix later this year gets closer.
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Posted on Friday, September 30th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
Andrea Arnold’s American Honey is a remarkable movie and one of the best films of 2016. At the center of this intimate and quietly epic drama is newcomer Sasha Lane as Star, a young woman who escapes her abusive home by joining a “mag crew” of equally disaffected youth. We follow this crew as they travel from state-to-state, peddling magazines, having misadventures, and finding hope and pain in every nook and cranny of the the American heartland.
Lane gives the kind of raw and brutally real performance you do not often find from more polished and experienced actors. The same applies to an interview in a karaoke room at Fantastic Fest – she’s not one to offer a canned answer. Over the course of a too-brief conversation, we spoke about working with a director as empathetic as Andrea Arnold, what it’s like to work with Shia LaBeouf, and how most movies turn away from the subject matter explored in American Honey.
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Posted on Friday, September 30th, 2016 by Angie Han
It’s been fun to speculate about who the next James Bond could be, especially since the current Bond has said on the record that he’d rather slash his wrists than play Bond again. However, any predictions may be premature at this point. According to Callum McDougall, who’s executive produced all the Daniel Craig Bond films to date, Craig remains “absolutely the first choice” to play 007 in the next film. Read More »