Brie Larson in The Gambler

You can always count on Marvel Studios to put on a grand show in Comic-Con’s Hall H, and this year was no exception. Among other things, the studio talked a bit about Captain Marvel, their first solo female superhero movie. For weeks now Brie Larson has been rumored to be the frontrunner for the title role, and at Comic-Con today Marvel Studios finally confirmed the news.
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Kong Skull Island Teaser Trailer

The development of Kong Skull Island has been a staple of Comic-Con for a couple years now. The project was first announced as a surprise back in 2014, and now the film is coming to theaters next spring. Now here we are, two years later, and Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures have unveiled the official teaser trailer, showing off the new version of the giant ape in all his glory.

Watch the Kong Skull Island trailer after the jump. Read More »

captain marvel brie larson

If a new rumor is to be believed, Marvel Studios has finally found its Captain Marvel. It seems that newly minted Oscar winner Brie Larson is the frontrunner for the coveted role, although it’s not clear just how close she is to signing on the dotted line. In any case, if this is the quality of performer Marvel is pursuing for the star of their first solo female superhero movie, it certainly looks like everything is in good hands.

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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Ben Wheatley is one of the most exciting filmmakers working today and I look forward to each of his movies like a kid looks forward to Christmas. I named Kill List one of my fifteen favorite movies of all time. I think High-Rise, which is currently available on VOD and hits theaters this week, is an astonishing (if divisive) achievement. I have a Sightseers poster on my office wall. I’m in the tank for the man.

So yes, I’m very much looking forward to his next film, Free Fire, which is finished and awaiting a release date as we speak. In the meantime, we can enjoy the first image from the movie, which shows off the awesome ensemble in some colorful duds.

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Brie Larson Saturday Night Live

This Mother’s Day weekend, it seemed appropriate that the host of Saturday Night Live was Brie Larson, fresh off her Oscar-winning role as a traumatized but strong mother in the adaptation of Room. In adorable fashion, Larson’s real mother was in attendance for SNL and even made an appearance with a few of the other cast members’ mothers. As for the rest of the show, it was hit or miss, but the most surprising aspect was how SNL chose to tackle political satire this week, and it worked better than most of the other sketches they’ve tossed up this election season. Plus, there’s a pretty damn great Game of Thrones sketch to check out as well.

We run through all the best and worst sketches from the Brie Larson Saturday Night Live episode after the jump. Read More »

Kong Skull Island

Like Skull Island itself, Kong: Skull Island has been shrouded in mystery since its origins. But unlike Skull Island, Kong: Skull Island is willingly opening up to let the world take a peek at the greatness within. In a new featurette, stars Tom HiddlestonBrie LarsonCorey Hawkins, and Jason Mitchell go behind the scenes of director Jordan Vogt-Roberts‘ upcoming action-adventure, revealing new plot and character details and much, much more. Watch it below.  Read More »

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Hollywood Reporter actress

The Golden Globes were last night, but the Awards season is far from over, as the Oscars and more events are still to come. Generally one of the few joys of all this awards coverage are The Hollywood Reporter roundtables, which puts some of the most talked about actors, writers, directors, and more artists in a room together for an hour. This year’s actress roundtable features Carey Mulligan (Suffragette), Jennifer Lawrence (Joy), Cate Blanchett (Carol), Jane Fonda (Youth), Brie Larson (Room), Helen Mirren (Woman in Gold), Charlotte Rampling (45 Years), and Kate Winslet (Steve Jobs).

Watch The Hollywood Reporter actress roundtable after the jump.

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Emma Stone as Billie Jean King

There are currently three movies in the works about Billie Jean King. The one potential version that appears closer to first reaching theaters is the Fox Searchlight production called Battle of the Sexes, directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris (Little Miss Sunshine), which has Danny Boyle (Steve Jobs) attached as a producer. The project was sweetened by Emma Stone playing Billie Jean King until she was forced to drop out due to scheduling conflicts earlier this year. But now she’s back.

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Woody Harrelson in The Hunger Games

Woody Harrelson‘s four-film run as Haymitch comes to an end with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 this month, but his days of hanging around with resourceful young women in hardscrabble situations are not over. Harrelson is reportedly looking to join Brie Larson in The Glass Castle, the next feature from Short Term 12 helmer Destin Daniel Cretton.

Having read the memoir by Jeannette Walls on which the film is based, I’ve gotta say — if he’s playing the character I think he is, this is note-perfect casting. More about the Woody Harrelson Glass Castle casting after the jump.  Read More »