Andy Serkis Star Wars Character

Andy Serkis‘ Jungle Book: Origins was originally scheduled to come out in October of last year, but it’s been postponed multiple times and is now scheduled for a 2018 release date. The two-year delay does give Serkis’ film more space from Jon Favreau‘s smash hit reimagining of the famous title. As for how the two adaptations differ, Serkis believes his take is more faithful to author Rudyard Kipling‘s original source material.

Below, the War for the Planet of the Apes star explains the differences between Jungle Book: Origins and The Jungle Book.

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Ocean's Eight cameo

17 years after Steven Soderbergh gave us one of the most charismatic casts to grace the screen in the 21st century with Ocean’s 11, we’ll see a new team of thieves form in Ocean’s Eight. Director Gary Ross put together a hell of a crew, too, with Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Sarah Paulson, Mindy Kaling, Awkwafina, Rihanna, and Helena Bonham Carter. One member of Danny Ocean’s gang will appear with them in the film, and now another actor from Soderbergh’s trilogy is now confirmed to join in on the fun.

It’s a cameo, so it’s a spoiler, but if you want to know who else is making an Ocean’s Eight cameo, find out below.

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manifesto review 1

It’s hard to pinpoint exactly what Manifesto really is. A collaborative art project? A chance to marvel at the majesty of Cate Blanchett for 90 minutes? A history lesson on the many movements that have swept through art and politics over the decades? This is all true. But is it unmissable? That’s where things get tricky. On the surface, it seems hard to see the appeal of the film outside of the festival circuit. Manifesto might play well to film and art geeks, but will average moviegoers be lured in by seeing Galadriel play dress-up for ninety minutes? It’s unlikely and yet, by digging deeper into just what Manifesto is trying to accomplish, there is room for the film to make a considerable impact on a generation slowly becoming more politically conscious and active with each passing day.

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song to song review

Late in Song to Song, a character strums an old guitar, noting that she could play the same chord for hours straight. Read it as another odd musing in a film filled with them or read it as director Terrence Malick summoning a nugget of self-awareness. Whatever it is, this moment sums up this film (and Malick’s recent output): this is the work of an artist willing to do the same thing over and over and over again, not because it makes a crowd-pleasing song, because it pleases him. These are his chords. His monotonous, frustrating, repetitive and undeniably distinctive chords.

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Thor Ragnarok Photos

As we saw this morning, Entertainment Weekly’s cover story is all about Thor: Ragnarok, the third film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe that we’ll be getting this year, which also happens to be the third film in the God of Thunder’s own film franchise. We knew we’d be finding out more about the sequel soon, but we didn’t think it would be this soon.

The first official Thor Ragnarok photos have been unveiled online by the magazine, and they reveal the colorful new world of Sakaar where Thor will find himself contending with the planet’s most powerful and popular gladiator: The Incredible Hulk. We don’t get any shots of Hulk just yet, but we do get to see Thor (Chris Hemsworth) reunited with Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner, as well as out first look at the gladiatorial games overseer, The Grandmaster, played by Jeff Goldblum.

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Thor Ragnarok EW cover

Next week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly gives us a first look art Thor: Ragnarok, providing us with the first official photo of Chris Hemsworth‘s new look as the God of Thunder and standing alongside him are Cate Blanchett‘s the Goddess of Death Hela, and Westworld’s Tessa Thompson‘s Valkyrie. Hit the jump to find out what we learned from the Thor Ragnarok EW cover issue.

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Ocean's 8 (header)

One of New York’s interesting little quirks is that just about everyone takes the train. Even, apparently, criminal masterminds on their way to stage a multimillion-dollar heist at one of the glitziest events of the year. At least that’s my takeaway from our first look at Ocean’s 8, which puts Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock) and her crew (including characters played by Cate BlanchettSarah Paulson, and Anne Hathaway) on an MTA subway car. Check it out below.  Read More »

James Corden Joins Ocean's 8 Cast

The Late Late Night Show host James Corden has a role in Ocean’s 8. The actor and entertainer will play a character suspicious of the eight thieves, played by Cate BlanchettSandra BullockMindy Kaling, and Sarah Paulson, to name a few. The cast for director Gary Ross‘ Ocean’s 11 spin-off continues to grow more impressive.

Below, learn more about James Corden’s role in the Ocean’s 8 cast.

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manifesto trailer

She’s convincingly played (a version of) Bob Dylan, Katherine Hepburn, the wicked stepmother in Cinderella, Queen Elizabeth I, and Galadriel, the royal elf of the Noldor and the Teleri. Listing off those few roles barely begins to scratch the surface of Blanchett’s talents. Most film fans are likely in agreement she can do it all, like, say, play 13 different roles in Julian Rosefeldt‘s Manifesto, which debuts this month at the Sundance Film Festival.

Below, watch the Manifesto trailer.

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Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow Pictures have mapped out a plan for its star-studded Ocean’s Eleven spinoff. The studio has announced a 2018 release date for Ocean’s 8, which stars Sandra Bullock, Anne Hathaway, Cate Blanchett, Sarah Paulson, Mindy Kaling, Awkwafina, Rihanna, and Helena Bonham Carter. Gary Ross is directing. Read More »