Aftermath trailer

Arnold Schwarzenegger has been doing some good work these past few years not enough people are seeing. The projects he’s been in — Escape PlanMaggie, and The Last Stand — have problems, but he’s rarely one of them. He gives one of his most natural performances to date in Maggie, but the movie, like some of Schwarzenegger’s other recent projects, was overlooked. Let’s hope that won’t be the case for his new Darren Aronofsky-produced drama/thriller, Aftermath.

Below, watch the Aftermath trailer.

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World War Z

Paramount’s making some changes to its 2017 release calendar. Both the long-gestating World War Z sequel and the even longer-gestating Friday the 13th reboot have been pulled off the schedule entirely. Meanwhile, in happier news, Darren Aronofsky‘s mother!, starring Jennifer Lawrence, is now set to come out this fall. Click through for all the latest details. Read More »

the batman director

Yesterday, Ben Affleck stepped down from directing The Batman. One day, someone is going to write a book explaining exactly what was going on behind-the-scenes at Warner Bros. that led to this revolving door of filmmakers on all of their projects. We’ll surely know someday. But not today.

So today is a day of speculation. As Matt Reeves and Mat Ross emerge as apparent frontrunners, it’s time to do that thing where we make a list of people who should direct the next Batman movie. Some of these names are totally plausible. Some are wishful thinking. Others are here just because the thought of them directing a big-budget superhero movie makes me giggle uncontrollably. Most of all, this an excuse for us to just goof off and daydream while Warner Bros. figures everything out.

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Darren Aronofsky MaddAddam

Two years ago, director Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan) began developing author Margaret Atwood‘s MaddAddam trilogy as an HBO series. Aronofsky bringing his talents to HBO was great news, but he’ll have to find a new home for the speculative fiction series. The cable network is no longer involved with the series, which he plans to produce and direct.

Below, learn more about the Darren Aronofsky MaddAddam adaptation.

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Jackie early buzz

Director Pablo Larraín‘s (The ClubJackie left more than a favorable impression at the Venice Film Festival. Larraín’s English language debut about the first lady Jacqueline Kennedy (Natalie Portman) scored rave reviews, with critics praising the filmmaker’s unconventional approach to the biopic and a potential career best performance from Portman. So far, the reviews are almost nothing but effusive.

Below, check out the early buzz from the first Jackie reviews.

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Aronofsky batman movie

Frank Miller has been one of the most fascinating people in the comic industry for over thirty years now, writing and drawing stories that have left a profound impact on how we view the medium. He’s also created his fair share of controversial material, work that forces you to confront his earlier comics in a new light. He’s not the kind of artist who you simply embrace. To appreciate Frank Miller is to struggle with Frank Miller and the giant thumbprint he’s left on superhero comics.

And he’s impacted few characters quite like how he’s impacted Batman. In fascinating new interview, Miller speaks about his work, his politics, whether or not he watches movies influences by his work, and, most fascinatingly, the work he did with director Darren Aronofsky on an unmade Batman film.

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Darren Aronofsky directing Noah

Darren Aronofsky has laid low since the mixed reception for his Biblical epic Noah, but now he’s ready to kick into high gear once more. His untitled next project is moving full speed ahead, with Javier Bardem and Jennifer Lawrence on board to star and Paramount set to distribute.  Read More »

First Look: Natalie Portman As Jackie Kennedy

Jackie, featuring Natalie Portman as first lady Jacqueline Kennedy

Protozoa Pictures has released the first photo of Natalie Portman in Jackie, a film about first lady Jacqueline Kennedy who fights to define her husband President John F. Kennedy’s, legacy in the seven days immediately following his assassination. Hit the jump to see the full Natalie Portman Jackie Kennedy photo.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger in Maggie

Update From Editor Peter Sciretta: Auteur filmmaker Darren Aronofsky (Requiem for a Dream, The Wrestler, Black Swan) and action superstar/former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger are two names I never expected to share a movie project together. But the movie 478 seems to be moving forward with the project closing 19 international territories at the American Film Market.

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Lots of big directors want to work with Jennifer Lawrence, and who could blame them? She’s a star as beloved by critics as she is by fans, who attracts blockbuster grosses as well as Oscar buzz. But there’s still only one of her to go around, and that means she can’t take every promising gig thrown her way.

As such, Lawrence has just dropped out of The Rosie Project, to be directed by Richard Linklater. But on the bright side, she’s just picked up an untitled film by Darren Aronofsky. Get (a very few) more details on the Jennifer Lawrence Darren Aronofsky movie after the jump.  Read More »