michael shannon the little drummer girl

In this edition of TV bits:

  • Sneaky Pete season 2 debuts a new trailer.
  • Altered Carbon shows off some impressive fights.
  • Michael Shannon joins AMC’s Little Drummer Girl.
  • Helen Mirren joins HBO Catherine the Great.
  • Sister Maggie is coming to Daredevil season 3.

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Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind Review

It’s been over three years since we lost Oscar-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams. Seeing clips from his work, whether it’s from his outlandish comedic roles, his surprisingly touching dramatic turns, or his raucously hilarious and frenetic stand-up comedy and improv acts, is bittersweet since his passing. But a new documentary called Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind assembles endless glimpses into Robin Williams’ past, and you can’t help but laugh all over again and fondly smile throughout this loving feature. Read More »

paterno trailer

“Did you know about Jerry?”

The implicit accusation in those words resound through the short teaser trailer for Paterno, HBO’s movie about the disgraced Penn State football coach whose shining legacy was tainted in the wake of a horrific child sex abuse convictions of his assistant coach, Jerry Sandusky. Al Pacino plays the titular Joe Paterno, a beloved football coach whose reputation bordered on idolatry in the small college town of Happy Valley.

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Fahrenheit 451 Teaser Trailer

Ray Bradbury‘s 1953 novel Fahrenheit 451 is a classic piece of literature that has stood the test of time. The story takes place in an unspecified time in the future of America where books have been outlawed and “firemen” have the responsibility to burn any that are found. It’s the definitive story about suppression, censorship and knowledge. Now that story is coming to HBO.

HBO Films is turning Fahrenheit 451 into a cable movie starring Creed lead Michael B. Jordan and The Shape of Water villain Michael Shannon, and the first fiery teaser trailer has arrived online for you to watch. Read More »

trailer roundup billy zane

We cover so much stuff here at /Film, but sometimes a trailer slips through the cracks. That’s where a trailer round-up comes in handy! This latest trailer roundup features the biblical epic Samson, the new HBO series Barry, the horror sequel/reboot Victory Crowley, the Sundance film PityMay It Last, a documentary about the Avett Brothers, and the comedy The Female Brain.

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Mosaic trailer

Steven Soderbergh‘s experimental new HBO mystery Mosaic just unleashed an intense new trailer, full of twists, turns and people angrily punching walls. The show arrives a few months after Soderbergh launched an interactive app, which lets viewers see different elements of the story from different perspectives. Watch the new Mosaic trailer below.

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lord of the rings HBO

Earlier this month, we first heard the murmurs in the dark: a Lord of the Rings TV show was in development over at Amazon. And then the confirmation with details arrived: not only was the show happening, it would be a prequel to the original tale, set in the years before Frodo Baggins and the Fellowship embarked on their quest to destroy the One Ring and save Middle-earth from oblivion.

If Amazon feels like an unlikely home for this project, that’s because…well, it is. And if you wonder why HBO didn’t scoop it up first…well, that’s because they never entered the bidding war in the first place.

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Spielberg Documentary

Steven Spielberg is one of our greatest living filmmakers. While some may want to write the Jaws filmmaker off as nothing more than a purveyor of popular blockbusters, very few directors understand the language of cinema as well as Spielberg. While many filmmakers can’t block a shot to save their lie, Spielberg can convey an entire story wordlessly with his imagery. He’s one of the medium’s true masters.

Susan Lacy‘s new HBO documentary Spielberg takes a look at the successful filmmakers vast career, and we picked out 10 revealing facts from the Spielberg documentary that you should know. And then you should watch the doc for yourself, of course.

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Steven Spielberg Documentary Trailer

There aren’t too many filmmakers who general audiences know by name. But if there’s one name still making movies today that they’ll recognize the most, it’s Steven Spielberg.

The man has been behind the movie magic and suspense of Jaws and Jurassic Park, the wonder of Close Encounters of the Third Kind and E.T. The Extra Terrestrial, the adventure and action of Raiders of the Lost Ark and Minority Report, and the powerful drama of The Color Purple and Schindler’s List. Now he’s getting in front of the camera for an extensive documentary profile on HBO that is simply called Spielberg, and the first trailer not only has the man himself, but it also features an impressive array of talent talking about the Oscar-winning filmmaker and his undeniable influence on cinema at large.

Watch the Steven Spielberg documentary trailer below. Read More »

Fahrenheit 451 movie

While a sequel to 2015’s superhero flop Fantastic Four seems like a long shot, it looks like actor Michael B. Jordan (Creed) didn’t need to suit up as the hot-headed Johnny Storm again to be exposed to more fire. He’s co-starring in a new Fahrenheit 451 movie alongside Michael Shannon (Man of Steel), and Jordan has revealed the first photo from the movie on Instagram. Check it out below.
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