David Fincher Deadwood

From the “what could have been” department comes news that David Fincher almost directed the pilot episode of HBO’s excellent Shakespearian Western Deadwood. Fincher revealed in a new interview that he came very close to helming the Deadwood pilot, but sadly this never came to pass. Get the David Fincher Deadwood details below.

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Spider-Man Homecoming Blu-ray

(Welcome to Not Dead Yet, a feature dedicated to what’s new on Blu-ray and what special features you should be excited about. Because yes, some of us still like to own physical copies of our movies.)

It’s time for another round-up of the best Blu-ray releases you can find this week. While some of you may have made the full switch to digital, I’ll be riding the Blu-ray train until this baby derails! There’s just something warmer about Blu-ray compared to digital; something more inviting. Or that could all be in my head.

This week’s Blu-ray column includes one of Marvel’s most enjoyable films, a Stanley Kubrick masterpiece, a fantastic film noir, one of the best directed films of 2017, a long-lost horror film, a not-so-classic recent horror film, and a bonafide Frank Capra classic. Here are the new Blu-ray releases you should check out this week.

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Suicide Squad Extended Cut Trailer - Jared Leto

In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Jared Leto talks more about Tron 3 and whether he’ll appear in Suicide Squad 2
  • Pennywise actor Bill Skarsgard explains his desires for It: Chapter Two
  • Blade Runner 2049‘s director talks about the film’s marketing campaign
  • Watch the kids from the Avatar sequels hang out at Pandora – The World of Avatar in Disney’s Animal Kingdom
  • And More!

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lady bird trailer

Love hurts. Whether it’s platonic, romantic, or familial, the relationships that we build are rarely as clean or as kind as we usually see on screen. Part of what makes Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird so remarkable is her refusal to shy away from that ugliness and how, as a result, the film becomes all the more beautiful.

Lady Bird follows Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson (Saoirse Ronan) as she navigates her last year of high school. Her dissatisfaction with her life in the suburbs (she wants to go to college on the East Coast) is compounded by financial anxieties — her family may not be able to afford tuition to the colleges she really wants to attend, and she pretends they’re in a different income bracket in order to impress her new friends — as well as her romantic hopes and disappointments, and her fractious relationship with her mother (Laurie Metcalf).

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The Deuce Why Me Review

(We’re going to kickstart our weekly discussion of HBO’s The Deuce by answering one simple question: who or what is the “best bet” in this week’s episode?)

The times, they are a-changin’ — in both senses of the phrase. This week’s episode of The Deuce moves us forward to the most wonderful time of the year, as well as giving us a sense of the changing landscape where prostitution and pornography are concerned. For being a Christmas episode, it’s not quite as heart-warming as you might expect — it’s got one of the most harrowing scenes we’ve seen in recent weeks — but progress is still being made.

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Mindhunter 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: Netflix’s new serial killer drama Mindhunter.)

“The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones.” -William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar

The term “serial killer” is a relatively new invention. Yes, people have committed multiple murderers throughout history, but no one began to really classify, or even begin to try to understand, these types of violent crimes until the the 1970s. You may not be familiar with the name John Douglas, but I guarantee you are familiar with his work. From Douglas sprang the very concept of criminal profiling. His work has served as the inspiration for a steady stream of movies and TV shows. The character of FBI agent Jack Crawford, played most prominently by Scott Glenn in The Silence of the Lambs and Laurence Fishburne on the TV series Hannibal, was based directly on Douglas.

Now, the early days of Douglas’ career are given the full dramatization treatment with Mindhunter, a new Netflix series created by playwright Joe Penhall, with David Fincher and Charlize Theron both serving as executive producers. With Mindhunter, Netflix has produced their best show in recent memory, and arguably one of the best shows in their ever-growing catalogue.

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Wonderstruck trailer 2

Todd HaynesWonderstruck is like a meal where the servings are just a little too small. There’s not enough food to properly chew on, or at least not enough to warrant the size or splendor of the plate on which it’s being served.

The film is adapted from Brian Selznick’s novel by the same name, and is relatively dense in a way that makes its literary origin obvious. There are two stories, set fifty years apart. In 1927, a deaf girl named Rose (Millicent Simmonds, who is notably also deaf) runs away from home in pursuit of actress, Lillian Mayhew (Julianne Moore). In 1977, a boy named Ben (Oakes Fegley) runs away from home in the wake of his mother’s death, in a bid to find the father he never knew.

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The Current War Release date

The Current War, once expected to be a 2017 Oscar hopeful from the Weinstein Company, has been pulled from its 2017 release date following the on-going sexual assault revelations involving the recently-fired Harvey Weinstein. Read the news about The Current War release date below.

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all i see is you trailer

After the surprise hit of The Shallows, Blake Lively is stretching her dramatic chops, starring as a blind woman who undergoes surgery to regain her sight, only to better see the cracks in her marriage.

Jason Clarke co-stars as her turmoiled husband in All I See Is You, the newest movie from World War Z director Marc Forster.

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There Will Be Blood image

Paul Thomas Anderson has a new film on the horizon, one that’s remained shrouded in secrecy. Even though the film is set to be released in about two months, it didn’t have an official title. Until now. Anderson’s new film, which will reunite him with Daniel Day-Lewis, is now officially called Phantom Thread. Read a brief plot synopsis below.

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