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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michael b jordan producing the liberators

Fresh off his powerhouse performance in Black Panther and coming off his ascent as the internet’s latest boyfriend, Michael B. Jordan is jumping behind-the-scenes.

Jordan will produce The Liberators, a World War II drama about the all-black combat unit who helped lead to military desegregation, through his Outlier Society Productions. However, it’s uncertain if he will star in the film.

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Call of Duty Movie

Last spring, we found out that Activision Blizzard Studios has ambitious plans for bringing their successful Call of Duty video game franchise to the big screen. Attempting to follow in the footsteps of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the video game company turned movie studio has years of movies planned, as well as television shows. But they have to begin with one movie first, and it appears they’ve finally found a director.

Activision Blizzard Studios is currently in talks with Sicario 2: Soldado director Stefano Sollima to be at the helm of the Call of Duty movie. That must mean Sollima did a good job with the sequel he inherited from Sicario director Denis Villeneuve. Read More »

Daughters of the Resistance

Steven Spielberg‘s Amblin Partners have optioned the rights to Daughters of the Resistance, a book proposal about female resistance fighters who fought against the Nazis in World War II. The book isn’t due out till 2020, but the subject matter was more than enough to catch the eye of Spielberg and company. No word on if Spielberg plans to direct, or only serve as a producer.

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Cloverfield 4

The Cloverfield Paradox, aka Cloverfield 3, caught everyone off-guard when it unexpectedly dropped onto Netflix this week. If you thought that might be the future of all Cloverfield films, think again. Paramount still plans to release Cloverfield 4, currently titled Overlord, in theaters. Don’t give up on the Cloverfield franchise just yet, folks.

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Cloverfield 4

Who could have predicted that 2008’s hand-held monster movie Cloverfield would spawn a franchise we’d still be talking about 10 years later? 2016’s surprise sort-of-sequel 10 Cloverfield Lane provided our first look at the anthology-like nature of this loose franchise umbrella, and while we wait to see a trailer for God Particle (now possibly titled Cloverfield Station) and learn when and how we’re actually going to see that movie, we have confirmation that Cloverfield 4 not only exists, but that it’s already completed filming. The project is called Overlord, and you can read all we know about it below.
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movies leaving netflix in february 2018

Another month is coming to a close, which means one thing: titles leaving Netflix. Okay, I suppose a new month means other things too, but we’re only going to focus on the TV shows and movies leaving Netflix right now. If the titles below have been sitting in your queue for months (or even years), now is the time to start streaming them, because before you know it, Netflix is going to send them off to live on a farm where all old streaming movies go when they’re run is through.

Below, check out the list of the best TV shows and movies leaving Netflix in February 2018.

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12 Strong Trailer

Two questions inevitably crop up as a movie based on a true story unfolds. First, how much of what’s happening on screen is actually what happened in real life? Second, how much of what happened in real life can translate into something dramatically interesting? The new war film 12 Strong begins with a compelling enough hook, following a dozen U.S. soldiers who were the first men to attempt to take down the Taliban in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks. Unfortunately, while the real events indeed seem fascinating, they don’t make for a compelling film.

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Ben Pearson’s Top 10 Movies of 2017

Top 10 movies of 2017

As 2017 slowly disappears in our rear-view windows (good riddance!), the /Film staff is looking back on our favorite movies of last year. The year itself was awful in an almost incalculable number of ways, but at least we had a ton of fantastic movies to distract us from the constant barrage against truth and decency. Thankfully, many of last year’s movies were overflowing with those qualities, and I was able to get a steady diet of them amid heart-stopping set pieces, complex characters, and emotionally cathartic cinematic experiences. These were my top 10 movies of 2017.
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