The Walking Dead Movie

Right now The Walking Dead is in the middle of its seventh season, and it’s perhaps the most upsetting season for fans yet. The arrival of Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan is really shaking up every aspect of the show, and some fans haven’t been able to handle it. That’s not stopping the show from being just as popular, and the passion of fans just might result in the title heading to the big screen.

The Walking Dead showrunner Scott Gimple was recently asked about the possibility of a movie ever coming to fruition, and he revealed that it’s a topic that has been discussed occasionally. But does that mean the idea has potential? Find out what he had to say about the jump, and also get the remaining episode titles and synopses for the rest of the new episodes this year, but beware of some spoilers. Read More »

before i fall trailer

In the adaptation of Lauren Oliver‘s best-selling novel, Before I Fall, actress Zoey Deutch will relive the same day over and over again. The Vampire Academy and Everybody Wants Some!! star’s character gets stuck in a time loop, and to get out of it, she’ll probably have to learn a crucial life lesson or two. The first trailer for the high-concept high school drama doesn’t exactly appear to be light on spoilers.

Below, watch the Before I Fall trailer.

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Ed Harris Westworld season 2

Westworld has a lot of questions to answer before season one wraps up, and now that we’ve heard the show’s been renewed, we can be sure there will be even more mysteries to come next year. But we can put one big question about season two to rest right now. Yes, Ed Harris has confirmed that he will be back for Westworld season two.  Read More »

Patriots Day early buzz

Perhaps still reeling from the sheer ridiculousness of BattleshipPeter Berg has devoted much of his past few years to recreating one all-too-real event after another. First there was Lone Survivor, and then there was Deepwater Horizon. Now, as the end of 2016 approaches, there’s Patriots Day, about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and its immediate aftermath.

Berg’s past two films earned critical praise for their grittiness, their intensity, and their attention to detail. Will Patriots Day be cut from the same cloth? The drama made its premiere last night and the first reactions are in. Get the Patriots Day early buzz below.  Read More »

Warren Beatty rejected roles

Warren Beatty considered playing roles as iconic as Clark Kent, Michael Corleone, and Jack Horner. The actor, writer, producer, and director, for various and understandable reasons, turned these parts down. The list of high-profile movies he’s passed on could probably go on and on, but the actor, who returns with this month’s Rules Don’t Apply, recently discussed why he decided against starring in The GodfatherSuperman, and more.

Below, learn why the actor turned down some now famous roles.

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James Franco the pretenders

Before Josh Boone‘s The Fault in Our Stars conquered the box office, one of the projects the busy writer-director wanted to make to was The Pretenders. Boone once described his script as “Carnal Knowledge meets Unbearable Lightness of Being or The Dreamers,” which doesn’t sound emotionally draining at all. In 2013, the director put together an impressive cast for the project, but due to scheduling, it may have fallen to the wayside. Now, The Pretenders is up and running with a new director, James Franco, and new actors.

Below, learn more about the James Franco The Pretenders project.

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NOCTURNAL ANIMALS review

Note: With Nocturnal Animals out this weekend, we’re re-running our review from TIFF.

There’s a lot to admire about Nocturnal Animals, the second feature from Tom Ford. The narrative is actually two narratives, beautifully braided together by Ford and brought to life by Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal. It’s pretentious pulp, in a good way — engaging to watch and pretty to behold. But Nocturnal Animals seems to be aiming for profundity, and there it falls short. It’s trying to say something, but what isn’t exactly clear.  Read More »

Manchester by the Sea

Note: With Manchester by the Sea opening in theaters this weekend, we’re re-running our review from the Sundance Film Festival.

This year’s Sundance slate is positively jam-packed with tales of family tragedy, from Other People to The Hollars to The Fundamentals of Caring to Hunt for the Wilderpeople. But grief has rarely been explored as deeply and as beautifully, at Sundance or elsewhere, as in Kenneth Lonergan‘s Manchester by the Sea. This film wrecked me, to the point that I started crying all over again while working on this very review.

Casey Affleck, giving a career-best performance in a career-best role, is the devastating heart of this exquisitely wrought drama. Surrounding him are a rock-solid cast that also includes Kyle ChandlerLucas HedgesMichelle Williams, and C.J. Wilson. Collectively, they’ve put together a film that I strongly suspect will turn out to be the very best of this year’s Sundance crop, at least in my personal estimation. Read More »

Kimberly Peirce Man's Search for Meaning

We wish we saw more movies from writer-director Kimberly Peirce. One would guess following her excellent directorial debut, the highly acclaimed Boys Don’t Cry, we would’ve seen her direct more features, but it took nine years for us to see her sophomore effort, Stop-Loss. Five years later, she directed the Carrie remake, a movie she had a disagreement or two with studio executives on. After working in television, including directing episodes of Halt and Catch Fire, Peirce may have found her next film project: an adaptation of Viktor Frankl‘s memoir Man’s Search for Meaning.

Below, learn more about Kimberly Peirce Man’s Search for Meaning film.

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Better Call Saul season 3 first look photos

Hours ago we got a peek behind the scenes of Better Call Saul season two. Now we’ve got a little look ahead at season three, which will premiere in 2017.

As a spinoff to Breaking Bad, one of the most acclaimed TV dramas of all time, Better Call Saul came pre-loaded with massive hype and sky-high expectations. And the show has delivered. Over the course of its first two seasons, Better Call Saul has proven to be a worthy successor and complement to that earlier series — but it’s also emerged as its own thing, hilarious and thrilling and surprisingly heart-wrenching. We can’t wait to see what’s ahead for Slippin’ Jimmy, so click on through to see some Better Call Saul season 3 first look photos.

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