Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week we wonder what is up with Turkey, get in touch with our more maternal side, marvel at the world of art and Nazis, peep Africa’s first teen movie and take in some licentious photos that some say should be labeled as filth.
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Netflix has named two new show runners for their original series House of Cards, replacing the show’s creator Beau Willimon. The streaming service is promoting two of the senior writers who have been working on the show since 2014. The new House of Cards showrunners will be Melissa James Gibson (whose plays include Placebo, What Rhymes with America, This, [sic], Suitcase or, Those that Resemble Flies from a Distance and Brooklyn Bridge) and Frank Pugliese (whose theater work includes Aven’U Boys, The King of Connecticut, The Talk, The Alarm, The Democracy Project). Read the full press release, after the jump.
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Posted on Monday, February 15th, 2016 by Angie Han
Concrete details on Star Wars: Episode VIII have been hard to come by, and in their absence tons of rumor and speculation has sprung up about the next chapter in the sci-fi saga. But now, at long last, it looks like we’ll be getting some real information.
Cameras are officially rolling on Star Wars: Episode VIII under director Rian Johnson, and to celebrate that fact Disney has released the very first Star Wars: Episode VIII production teaser. In addition to that, they’ve also unveiled the official cast list, revealing that Laura Dern and Benicio Del Toro will be jetting off into the galaxy far, far away. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, February 4th, 2016 by Angie Han
It’s been a couple of years now since Steven Soderbergh announced his retirement from movie directing. And although he’s kept plenty busy with TV and other projects, he’s kept true to his word so far: he hasn’t helmed a big-screen feature since 2013’s Side Effects. But that may be about to change, depending on whom you believe.
The trades are reporting that Soderbergh is coming out of retirement for a heist pic that would reunite him with his Magic Mike star Channing Tatum. However, Soderbergh has gone on record to deny the whole thing, insisting that the stories are “wrong.” Read More »
USA Network’s Mr. Robot was one of the surprise television series of 2015. And now the Sam Esmail-created hacking drama is gearing up for a second season and has added an actress for The Newsroom and American Horror Story – Grace Gummer. Learn about the Grace Gummer Mr Robot casting, after the jump.
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Posted on Thursday, January 28th, 2016 by Angie Han
A TV adaptation of Neil Gaiman‘s American Gods has been in the works for years now — first at HBO, now at Starz — and the latest iteration of the project has just made a huge leap forward. Ricky Whittle, probably best known as Lincoln on The CW’s The 100, will play the lead character, Shadow Moon. More about the American Gods Shadow casting after the jump. Read More »
People don’t seem to be all that impressed with found footage movies anymore, especially in the horror genre. But director Matt Johnson has done something clever with the narrative style in his Sundance selected comedic conspiracy theory thriller Operation Avalanche.
We all know that the United States was the first country to step foot on the moon after Russia beat us to space with Sputnik. But do we really know that for sure? Plenty of conspiracy theories claim that the moon landing was faked, and Operation Avalanche shows us how it was done in a story that might be the most original movies about the space race you’ll ever see. Find out more in or Operation Avalanche review below! Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, December 29th, 2015 by Angie Han
2015 officially ends in a couple of days, but it’s hard to mind too much when 2016 looks so promising. For starters, next year brings Hail, Caesar!, the Coen Brothers‘ first film since 2013’s superb Inside Llewyn Davis. The directors’ names alone were enough to put this one on our radar, but the first trailer catapulted it right to the top of our most-anticipated lists.
Set during the Golden Age of Hollywood, the star-studded comedy follows studio fixer Eddie Mannix (Josh Brolin) over the course of one very busy day. When movie star Baird Whitlock (George Clooney) is kidnapped by a mysterious organization calling itself The Future, it falls on Eddie to rescue him. The first Hail, Caesar! poster and a new Hail, Caesar! TV spot have just been released, and you can see them both after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, December 8th, 2015 by Angie Han
J. Michael Straczynski‘s latest sci-fi series was the earthbound Sense8, but the Babylon 5 creator is shooting back off into outer space with his next one. He’s set to write and executive produce Red Mars for Spike, based on the award-winning Mars trilogy novels by Kim Stanley Robinson. More on the Red Mars TV series after the jump. Read More »