Thelma director interview

Thelma is the story of a girl who moves away from home for the first time to attend college. And then she falls in love with another girl. And then she realizes that she has horrifying supernatural powers. And then things really go off the rails.

Norway’s submission for Best Foreign Language Film at next year’s Academy awards is many things: a gripping horror story, a queer romance, and a personal drama about realizing that your parents aren’t always right. Director Joachim Trier balances all of these plates, crafting one of 2017’s best movies.

I spoke with Trier over the phone about finding the humanity in a horror story, crafting memorable “bad” parents, and knowing how big is too big with a horror setpiece.

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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Poster

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom has been playing its cards close to the vest, but that may change soon. The secretive sequel to 2015’s Jurassic World finished filming over the summer, but good luck finding any details beyond a handful of returning actors and a bigger handful of newbies, most of whom will probably get eaten by dinosaurs before the credits roll. But the first footage from director J.A. Bayona‘s sequel has arrived online and it features something for everyone…because everyone loves either Chris Pratt or baby dinosaurs, right?

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peter cullen interview

Voice actor Peter Cullen has been playing Optimus Prime, the righteous leader of the Autobots, for over 30 years. After originating the character in 1984 with the original Transformers animated series, he has returned him countless times in the decades since, playing Optimus in TV shows, video games, and even Michael Bay’s live-action movies. While he’s played plenty of other characters over the years, Cullen is forever tied to this iconic warrior robot.

And if you talk to him, he seems perfectly okay with that. Cullen is back as Optimus Prime in Transformers: Titans Return, an animated internet web series that acts as a sequel to the Transformers: Combiner Wars series. You can watch the show on go90 right now. But first, why not join us for a little chat with Cullen, where he talks about his personal connection with Optimus, the state of the voice over industry, and the passion project he’s working on with NASA.

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star wars dj

Disney and Lucasfilm already have your money next month. They know this. You know this. They can afford the luxury of keeping details about Star Wars: The Last Jedi in the dark. It feels like we’re going into Rian Johnson‘s new movie mostly blind, which is an odd feeling in 2017.

So when a new international TV spot shows up offering our first real look at Benicio del Toro‘s mysterious Star Wars character, we can’t help but take notice. Who is this guy? And why are the trailers hiding the fact that an Oscar-winning actor is among the new additions to the film’s cast?

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star wars the last jedi tv spot

By now, you’ve surely heard the story of Mark Hamill not being too happy when he first received the script for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. And that means you’ve heard the story of how writer/director Rian Johnson and Hamill had to have a big conversation about the character of Luke Skywalker and where we find him 30 years after Return of the Jedi. Eventually, the two found common ground, but the mere fact that this happened makes The Last Jedi all the more intriguing.

This new Star Wars: The Last Jedi TV spot offers a peek at what may have shaken Hamill: a Luke Skywalker who is a far cry from the zen-like warrior who faced his father on the second Death Star.

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Lord and Miller Solo firing

It’s still the biggest geek news item of the year: original directors Chris Miller and Phil Lord were fired from Solo: A Star Wars Story and replaced with Ron Howard. The news that Lucasfilm has a heavy hand in Star Wars is noting new – Kathleen Kennedy reportedly clashed with J.J. Abrams during Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Gareth Edwards’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story underwent significant reshoots. But Lord and Miller were the reason many people were excited for a Han Solo spin-off. Their reputation as miracle workers preceded them.

After months of silence, the duo behind The LEGO Movie and 21 Jump Street have finally addressed the Max Rebo in the room. Here’s more on the Lord and Miller Solo firing, straight from Lord and Miller themselves.

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Plot of Next Tarantino Movie

Charles Manson is dead. The infamous cult leader, whose followers embarked on a murder spree that paralyzed Los Angeles in 1969, died of natural causes yesterday while spending nine consecutive life terms in prison. No one will weep for Manson, a genuine monster, but he remains a figure of fascination and the subject of more than his fair share of movies.

And while he won’t be the main subject in Quentin Tarantino‘s ninth movie, he is hanging around the fringes. The first plot details of the director’s ninth movie have emerged and they’re not what you’d expect. As previously reported, this is not a Charles Manson movie – it’s a movie set in the same landscape that Manson inhabited in Hollywood circa 1969.

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rey's parents

Back in the Ye Olde Tymes of Star Wars, fans could pick and choose how deep they wanted to go. Stop at the movies? That’s okay. Indulge in the novels and comics and video games? Go for it! That’s getting trickier these days now that Lucasfilm is maintaining a more unified canon, layering background information across television and publishing about characters and worlds and events seen on the big screen.

And don’t forget about electronic gaming. We knew that the single player version of Star Wars Battlefront II would tell a canonical story set in the immediate aftermath of Return of the Jedi, but does it also answer the biggest question hanging over the new movies? Does it reveal Rey’s parents?

Naturally, big spoilers for the video game begin right here, so if you plan to play it, click away.

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star wars the last jedi runtime

Prepare your bladders, Star Wars fans. Director Rian Johnson has confirmed the rumors that Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be the longest Star Wars movie yet. So maybe hold off on that extra-large drink when you settle into the theater next month.

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Update 2: Deadline reports that Sony has officially secured Quentin Tarantino’s ninth movie. Production will begin next year for a 2019 release date. Leonardo Dicaprio, Brad Pitt, and Tom Cruise have had conversations with with Tarantino about a role.

Update: According to Variety, three studios are locked in a heated battle to secure distribution rights for Tarantino’s next movie. Warner Bros., Paramount, and Sony are vying for the rights, with WB and Sony each utilizing flashy presentations in an attempt to convince the filmmaker to choose them over the competition. Meanwhile, Deadline reports that Tom Cruise is being considered for a role. Our original article follows.

Quentin Tarantino takes on Charles Manson!” is such an intriguing headline that it’s not surprising that everyone assumed the Pulp Fiction and Inglourious Basterds director was making an entire film about the infamous murderer and cult leader. However, Tarantino recently clarified that his movie is not specifically about Manson. Rather, his next movie is about the year 1969.

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