Borrowed Time short film

Pixar has a well-earned reputation for a willingness to go dark. The first 20 minutes of Up can reduce even the most stoic men and women to tears, and Toy Story 3 gets scarier than most PG-13 blockbusters. Heck, the studio once released an entire film about the importance of feeling bad sometimes. But there’s territory so poignant even Pixar won’t go there. So Pixar animators do so in their downtime instead.

Borrowed Time is a short film from co-directors Andrew Coats and Lou Hamou-Lhadj, who’ve been chipping away at this project on the side while spending their days on movies like Inside Out and Brave. Set in the Old West, it follows an aging sheriff filled with regret and guilt over one tragic memory from his youth. It’s meticulously designed and deeply emotional, like Pixar’s best work, but with a more mature vibe. Oh, and best of all, it’s available to watch for free for a limited time. Hit the jump to check it out right now.  Read More »

DELOS Westworld location theory

Episode 3 of Westworld aired last night, adding more mystery and asking more questions. Showrunners Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy have responded to the long-running fan theory about Westworld’s location. Hit the jump to ride the train into Sweetwater and find out what the Nolans have to say about the infamous Westworld location theory.

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bosch season 4

A couple of weeks back, I called Starz’s Black Sails the best television series you’re probably not watching. If there is a close second in this contest, it’s probably Amazon’s original drama series Bosch. Sure,other people must be watching these shows or they wouldn’t be renewed for multiple seasons, but I see very little buzz about on social media, and none of the friends seem to be invested in these series. Well, the good news is that Amazon has renewed Bosh for a fourth season, ahead of its Season 3 debut in April, so now you have a chance to jump into your Prime Video app and binge the first two seasons. Hit the jump to learn more about Bosch season 4.
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Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk Reviews

Last night brought the world premiere of Ang Lee’s latest film, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk. Yesterday we happened to run a featurette exploring director Ang Lee‘s use of new technology that allowed the film to be shot at 120 frames per second (FPS). That’s a significantly higher frame rate than Peter Jackson’s experimental use of 48 FPS for The Hobbit trilogy, and it sounds like the reaction to this format from the first reviews of the movie is even more resistant than to that previous effort.

Most of the criticism from the first Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk reviews are with regards to the distracting presentation (which will end up not matter for general audiences, as we’ll explain at the end). But beyond that, it sounds like the film doesn’t bring anything else potentially groundbreaking to the table, offering another metaphor for our society to deal with in relation to war with some decent performances and occasionally beautiful visuals scattered throughout.

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This weekend brings the world premiere of The Lost City of Z as the closing night film of the New York Film Festival. The adaptation of David Grann‘s true story of the same name has been written and directed by James Gray, and we’ve been waiting to hear when this movie might finally get a release after the trailer leaked earlier this past spring (and was taken down shortly thereafter). Now we finally have an answer. Read More »

the bonfire of the vanities tv series

Chuck Lorre, best known for creating Two and a Half Men and co-creating The Big Bang Theory, is taking on slightly different material than we’d typically expect of him. The TV mogul is behind a new adaptation of Tom Wolfe‘s The Bonfire of the Vanities. Almost 26 years ago, Brian De Palma directed Tom Hanks and Bruce Willis in a disastrous adaptation of Wolfe’s novel. Wolfe’s story isn’t returning to the big screen, but you may be able to stream it one day.

Below, learn more about The Bonfire of the Vanities TV series.

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The Rainmaker TV Show

The 1990s was a good time to be a John Grisham fan. For a decade or so, the author had many of his novels successfully adapted. From The Client, A Time to Kill, The Firm, to even Robert Altman’s shaggy but atmospheric The Gingerbread Man, Hollywood was making some good dramas with Grisham’s material, and audiences were responding to them. Another memorable Grisham adaptation is The Rainmaker, which opened in theaters almost 17 years ago. Francis Ford Coppola‘s film starred Matt Damon and Danny DeVito as a pair of lawyers, and their performances are what stands out the most about Coppola’s adaptation. Now, CBS is planning a new take on The Rainmaker from creator/executive producer Michael Seitzman (Code Black) and executive producer Brett Mahoney (former co-showrunner of The Following).


Below, learn more about The Rainmaker TV show.

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don quixote movie

The news that Disney is making a film version of Don Quixote, the legendary 1605 book by Miguel de Cervantes that is often credited as being the root of the modern novel, is, by itself, not that surprising. Classic literally characters being reinvented by Hollywood is nothing new – just ask everyone from Sherlock Holmes to Robin Hood. But for film fans, Don Quixote carries a little extra weight. The news that the biggest entertainment conglomerate in the industry is taking on this iconic work will hopefully not be enough to give poor Terry Gilliam a heart attack.

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Paul Reiser show

David Gordon Green has signed up to direct There’s…Johnny!, a new comedy series from creator Paul Reiser (Mad About You). Green and Reiser collaborated on the Amazon series Red Oaks; Green executive produced and directed the pilot.

Whether Green is going direct all of There’s…Johnny! or the pilot is unclear, but the prolific filmmaker behind Pineapple Express and Snow Angels is definitely staying involved as an executive producer on the show. The comedy series will go behind-the-scenes on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. Below, learn more about the new Paul Reiser show.

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Showtime has released the first teaser trailer for season six of their hit political drama series Homeland. The teaser trailer consists mostly of intense footage from last season, intercut with critic quotes and award wins. But the conclusion of the trailer teases the show’s relocation to New York City. Hit the jump to watch the first Homeland Season 6 teaser trailer.

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