This year’s Academy Awards nominations ignited a bit of a firestorm. All 20 acting nominees are white, which is odd considering the amount of powerful performances that were overlooked. A major criticism comes from the fact that most of the voters at the Oscars are older white males. To the Academy’s credit, they’re working on the problem, which director Steven Spielberg has weighed in on.
Below Spielberg discusses the Oscars and more.
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Posted on Tuesday, February 16th, 2016 by Angie Han
Yes, it’s got “Day” in the title, but no, it’s not another one of Garry Marshall’s middling ensemble romcoms. Bastille Day stars Idris Elba as a CIA agent looking into a bombing attack in Paris. He teams up with an American pickpocket (Richard Madden from Game of Thrones), who’s unwittingly gotten mixed up in the whole affair. Together, they start to unravel a large-scale conspiracy within the police force. Watch the first Bastille Day trailer after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Friday, January 29th, 2016 by Angie Han
Talking animals are nothing new in the world of Disney animated features, but Zootopia takes them to a whole new level by presenting an entire city built, populated, and run by mammals. There are hamster businessmen, shrew mobsters, and a lion mayor. Our protagonists are a fox con artist (voiced by Jason Bateman) and a rabbit police officer (voiced by Ginnifer Goodwin). And they all have one thing in common: they really, really love making animal puns.
A new Zootopia clip addresses the very literal “elephant in the room,” while another offers a peek at “Zoogle,” the animal version of Google. There’s also one more Zootopia trailer that offers a better look at Nick’s (Bateman) scamming ways. Check it all out after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, January 7th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
Update From Editor Peter Sciretta: Disney has released the third and final piece of this triptych Jungle Book poster. The full triptych can be seen above, and see the final poster up close after the jump.
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Posted on Thursday, December 31st, 2015 by Angie Han
It’s New Year’s Eve in our world, but it’s Zoo Year’s Eve in Zootopia. Or so the Disney marketing team keeps insisting. In any case, what this means is that we’ve got a brand-new Zootopia trailer for you to enjoy on this day, the last of 2015, featuring a brand-new song by Shakira (or as she’s known in Zootopia, “Gazelle”). Watch the Zootopia trailer and check out new Zootopia images, after the jump. Read More »
The Star Trek Beyond teaser trailer leaked online on Monday right before I was set to have lunch with director Justin Lin. The new Trek filmmaker confirmed that Idris Elba‘s character is indeed in the teaser trailer, even though most of you probably didn’t notice him. In the film Elba plays the new villain, a character that Lin says is named Krall. Find out more details about the Idris Elba Star Trek character after the jump.
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Posted on Friday, November 6th, 2015 by Angie Han
This winter is going to be a great one for fans of prickly British detectives. Not only is Sherlock unveiling a Victorian-era standalone on New Year’s Day, Idris Elba‘s Luther will be back next month for a one-night special. Get more details on the Luther special, and take a peek at some brand-new photos, after the jump. Read More »
Beasts of No Nation isn’t the failure it’s being written off as. Last weekend the film earned only $50,699, in 31 theaters, and the theater average for Beasts of No Nation was $1,635. For an average indie that cost a few million dollars, that’s a disastrous number. But writer/director Cary Fukanaga‘s (True Detective) film isn’t your average indie. And, make no mistake, the film has reached an audience.
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Posted on Monday, October 26th, 2015 by Angie Han
Zootopia is filling up. Disney has announced the full cast of its 2016 animated feature, set in a sprawling metropolis populated by non-human mammals. Joining previously announced leads Jason Bateman and Ginnifer Goodwin will be Idris Elba, J.K. Simmons, Octavia Spencer, Jenny Slate, and more. Oh, and Alan Tudyk will drop by for a role that references his Frozen character.
Get the Zootopia full cast, and see the first photos of their characters, after the jump. Read More »
These live-action updates just keep coming. Disney has found massive success with reimagining their classic animated films, so obviously they’re going to keep going back to the well. The studio’s latest update is maybe their most ambitious remake to date. If the The Jungle Book Russian trailer is any indication, director Jon Favreau has some pretty high aspirations for the film.
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