Dan Stevens Pale Blue Dot

Ever since he managed to do the impossible and adapt the Coen Brother’s Oscar-winning movie Fargo into a terrific TV series for FX, I’ve been patiently waiting to see what Noah Hawley would do in the world of movies. After a brief flirtation with Universal’s Dark Universe (RIP, we barely knew ye) and creating the brain-melting series Legion, Hawley lined up his feature directing debut, an astronaut drama called Pale Blue Dot. Now he’s bringing his Legion star along for the ride – Dan Stevens has just signed on play a supporting part.

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Sam Rockwell Jojo Rabbit

Sam Rockwell won an Oscar earlier this year for his portrayal of a violent and racist cop in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, but the actor isn’t taking the usual post-Oscar path. Instead of using his newfound clout to take a starring role in another prestige picture, an action vehicle, or a superhero movie, his next gig will see him play a supporting role in a twisted comedy from the mind of Taika Waititi, the director of films like Thor: Ragnarok and Hunt for the Wilderpeople. Read more about the Sam Rockwell Jojo Rabbit casting below. Read More »

Searchlight Television

Fox Searchlight Pictures, the Fox Entertainment Group distribution company which specializes in releasing independent movies, has announced the creation of a new television division called Searchlight Television. What does this new company mean for the TV landscape in the coming years? Read More »

Isle of Dogs Toys

Love or hate Isle of Dogs, you can’t deny that it is filled with Good Dogs. And yes, I mean capital Good.

Which is why it’s genius that a line of collectible Isle of Dogs toys is being released in conjunction with the new stop-motion Wes Anderson movie. And you’ll definitely want to…fetch yourself at least one of these cute little puppers — though maybe not as a chewable toy for your own dog.

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del toro fox searchlight

Fox Searchlight is obviously quite pleased with Oscar winner/monster maker Guillermo del Toro. So much so that they’ve signed a deal with the director that covers live action feature film projects to be written, produced and directed by del Toro. Searchlight will also develop a new label that will serve as a home for new horror, sci-fi and fantasy films, including those produced and curated by del Toro. More on the del Toro Fox Searchlight deal below.

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Isle of Dogs Featurette

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this special edition, learn about the real dogs on the set of the stop-motion animated production of Isle of Dogs. Plus, director Wes Anderson guides us through the animation process of a particular scene, and he sits down with several members of the cast for a revealing Q&A about the making of the film. Read More »

isle of dogs spoiler review

(In our Spoiler Reviews, we take a deep dive into a new release and get to the heart of what makes it tick…and every story point is up for discussion. In this entry: Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs.)

With Isle of Dogs, Wes Anderson returns to the magical world of stop-motion for the first time since Fantastic Mr. Fox. The results are frustrating. On one hand, Anderson has crafted a genuinely emotional, frequently funny adventure focused on man’s best friend. On another hand, Anderson has, for some inexplicable reason, decided to use the film to turn Japanese culture into a punchline.

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keeper of the diary

Reed Morano may not be directing a Star Wars film, but she’s got another high-profile project on her hands. The Emmy Award-winning director of The Handmaid’s Tale has been tapped to helm Keeper of the Diary, a drama about Holocaust victim Anne Frank.

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Jojo Rabbit

Taika Waititi will work with another Avenger, but not for a Marvel Studios movie. The Thor: Ragnarok director’s follow-up film Jojo Rabbit has just enlisted its next star: Scarlett Johansson.

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Dark Phoenix and New Mutants Delays

Update: The Hollywood Reporter has more details on the Dark Phoenix reshoots. It seems that the third act of the movie needs some work and the reshoots are expected to cost under $10 million.

Earlier today, news dropped that Fox was moving X-Men: Dark Phoenix and The New Mutants all the way to 2019. We now have a clearer picture about why this happened, and what the future holds for these films. More on the Dark Phoenix and New Mutants delays below.

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