deadwood movie

When Deadwood, one of the greatest television shows of all time, was cut down in its prime following a spectacular third season and a melancholy finale, fans took comfort in the knowledge that a series of TV movies were apparently on the way to tie up loose ends and give the series a proper send-off. Thanks to regime change at HBO, those sequel movies never happened. However, those who were enthralled by David Milch‘s dusty, profane, and poetic western series have kept hope alive – maybe it will come back. Someday.

Now, according to series star Ian McShane, the blueprint for TV movie follow-up has been finished. It’s all in the hands of HBO.

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Talulah Riley westworld

We probably won’t see Westworld season 2 until 2018 at the earliest, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be any interesting developments between now and then. For starters, Talulah Riley, a supporting actress in the show’s first season, has been given an upgrade to regular cast member for season 2. Let’s talk about what that could mean.

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Ben Pearson’s Favorite Movies of All Time

Ben Pearson's Favorite Movies of All Time

What’s up, /Film readers? My name is Ben Pearson, and I’m new here. Talking about movies is clearly a huge part of what we do on the site, so a fitting way for me to introduce myself is to present you with my 15 favorite films of all time so you can either appreciate or scoff at my choices. Let’s get started Read More »

The Dark Tower Teaser Poster

Stephen King fans have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of the first trailer for the adaptation of the author’s book series The Dark Tower from Columbia Pictures and MRC. It sounds like they won’t have to wait much longer though, because Stephen King just released the first teaser poster for the film.

The Dark Tower teaser poster seems like a pretty simple piece of marketing at first, using juxtaposing images of Idris Elba as The Gunslinger, Roland Deschain, and Tom Taylor as Jake Chambers opposite an image of Matthew McConaughey as The Man in Black, the silhouette created by the buildings around them should reveal an image familiar to fans of the books.

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westworld season 2

Westworld was one of the things I loved most 2016, a remarkable, weird, and so very smart science fiction series that managed to be about running a futuristic robot theme park and the evolving nature of interactive entertainment and philosophizing about man’s inhumanity to man. We know that a second season is on the way, but we also know that it won’t arrive for some time. So that leaves us with one reasonable course of action: beg the actors involved for clues.

Currently on the begging list: Jimmi Simpson. Westworld spoilers will be set free after this sentence.

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the beguiled trailer

It’s hard to imagine two filmmakers more different than Sofia Coppola and Don Siegel, but now the two of them have something in common: they have both made film adaptations of Thomas P. Cullinan‘s 1966 Southern gothic novel A Painted Devil titled The Beguiled. Siegel’s 1971 version was his third collaboration with star Clint Eastwood (Dirty Harry would arrive the same year); Coppola’s 2017 version marks her third collaboration with star Kirsten Dunst.

In other words, it’s going to be fun to watch these two movies back-to-back and discover how two vastly different storytellers tackle the same material. We can get the ball rolling a little early by watching the trailer for Coppola’s remake (or is it re-adaptation?).

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logan trailer

The sun is setting on Hugh Jackman‘s tenure as Wolverine (well, assuming Ryan Reynolds can’t coax him back for a Deadpool crossover), but he’s not going out quietly. The former X-Man may be older and grayer in Logan — and thanks to the decline of his mutant powers, he’s in a state of chronic pain that he self-medicates with booze. But he’s still got the ability to unleash hell when the situation calls for it, and he finds himself compelled to do just that when he meets Laura (Dafne Keen), a young mutant who needs his help.

The latest Logan trailer from 20th Century Fox offers just a little taste of the fight to come, and you can watch it after the jump.
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Coen brothers tv series

Like so many other esteemed filmmakers in recent years, Joel and Ethan Coen are making the move to television. The brothers are teaming up with Annapurna Television for The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, a limited series that they wrote and will direct. Intriguingly, this won’t be just a television series — the idea is that the entire project will be some combination of television and (theatrically released) film.

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westworld-season-2-finale

Westworld‘s terrific first season may be over, but the internet isn’t done talking about it quite yet! In this edition of Westworld Bits:

  • Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy on the nature of Dolores’ self-awareness.
  • What does “These violent delights have violent ends” really mean?
  • Evan Rachel Wood talks about working with a “fly wrangler.”
  • Jeffrey Wright talks about benefits of longform drama.
  • A cool new poster by Berkay Dagler.
  • Luke Hemsworth explains why season two will take so long to make.
  • The latest Westworld/Game of Thrones mash-up video.
  • The Westworld theme covered as a metal song and acapella.
  • And more!

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Why Matthew McConaughey Chose The Dark Tower

We all know that often times the actors we see in movies weren’t the only ones who were in consideration for the parts in question. In an alternate universe there are movies where Will Smith is Neo in The Matrix and David Bowie is Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings trilogy. And we almost got to see Matthew McConaughey in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, but he chose another project instead.

This year we’ll see Matthew McConaughey in the villainous role of the Man in Black in the adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower, and it was this role that he opted to take instead of one in Guardians of the Galaxy 2. But the question is why? Thankfully, the actor has explained his reasoning behind the decision.

Find out why Matthew McConaughey chose The Dark Tower instead of Guardians of the Galaxy 2 below. Read More »