Cops Undercover

FilmStruck, one of the best streaming services around, has a new set of films with a running theme – cops undercover. In honor of the lineup, we’re running an exclusive FilmStruck video featuring Georgia Bureau of Investigation agent discussing the life of a undercover cop and the films portraying such a dangerous gig.

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Tarantino Star Trek

Scotty himself, actor Simon Pegg, says that you probably shouldn’t count on that R-Rated Quentin Tarantino Star Trek movie anytime soon. As Pegg puts it, time is against Tarantino, and the filmmaker is unlikely to get his Trek made according to Paramount’s schedule.

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star trek scripts

What the heck is going on with the Star Trek film franchise? All was quiet on the Trek front following Star Trek Beyond. Then word broke that Quentin Tarantino was developing an R-rated Star Trek film. Now, Nu-Spock himself, Zachary Quinto, has provided yet another update: multiple Star Trek scripts are in the works.

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Quentin Tarantino Star Trek Movie Simon Pegg

It’s still hard to believe, but Quentin Tarantino is committed to making a new Star Trek film for Paramount. The Pulp Fiction filmmaker allegedly said he would only sign on to the film if Paramount approved an R-rating. But Star Trek franchise mainstay Simon Pegg says he knows some details about the Quentin Tarantino Star Trek Movie, and doesn’t think it will be R-rated after all.

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Margot Robbie Sharon Tate

Quentin Tarantino‘s Manson Family movie, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, recently added Brad Pitt to co-star alongside Leonardo DiCaprio. Now, Margot Robbie is officially in negotiations to join the cast as Sharon Tate.

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Male Directors and Actresses

Shelley Duvall’s frantic, desperate face throughout almost the entire runtime of director Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of The Shining will forever be burned in my memory. Not only because it’s brilliant and deeply unsettling (as is the film). It’s also because amid that is the actual terror and sheer exhaustion Duvall experienced while having to deliver and re-deliver countless takes of her character being emotionally battered to the point where, to the actress’ own admission, it had become “excruciating.” Further, she felt no vindication for all that effort as the conversation around the film later centered on its male auteur. “The reviews were all about Kubrick, like I wasn’t there,” Duvall told Roger Ebert back in 1980.

This is an all too familiar position that many actresses find themselves in for the sake of authenticity, a sense of suffering that almost always serves as an impetus for the female character’s eventual empowerment. While the character’s self-actualization is an important one — apparently at whatever cost — there is much to be said about how a male filmmaker interprets and navigates female characters whose bodies are first consumed by audiences before they utter even a single line of dialogue. That said, they are either weaponized, brutalized, lusted after or a combination of all these things.

But those aren’t conditions that a male filmmaker often considers when it comes to his female muse, which indicates a lack of partnership in the portrayal that is more prevalent between a male filmmaker and a male muse. As a result, the character is at risk of becoming compromised through the male gaze. With all of this in mind, let’s explore some of the most renowned female muse/male director pairings on screen.

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quentin tarantino roman polanski

Quentin Tarantino‘s upcoming movie about the Manson Family murders — or to be more precise, about Los Angeles in 1969 — seems to be unable to detach itself from controversy, with the latest update guaranteed to ruffle a few feathers.

A “key” character in the film will reportedly be Roman Polanski, the controversial director who was married to Sharon Tate at the time of her murder, and who is currently a fugitive from the U.S. after being arrested and charged with the rape of a 13-year-old girl.

This news is accompanied by a tidbit involving the character Tom Cruise (who has yet to officially sign on) may play in the film.

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blade runner 2049 blu-ray

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, The Holly wood Reporter hosted their annual rountable discussion with the directors who have been buzzed about this awards season. Plus, watch a video showing how insane it is that cinematographer Roger Deakins has been nominated for 14 Oscars and hasn’t won a single one. And see what Quentin Tarantino‘s Star Trek might look like. Read More »

Tarantino Manson Family Movie DiCaprio

Little by little, more details are emerging about Quentin Tarantino‘s much-buzzed-about Manson Family movie. The currently-untitled film from the Pulp Fiction filmmaker recently cast Leonardo DiCaprio in the lead, and Margot Robbie might join the production next. Now, some possible info about DiCaprio’s character has arrived. Read on for more Tarantino Manson movie details.

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Quentin Tarantino Wants Al Pacino

This past week, Quentin Tarantino officially locked down Leonardo DiCaprio for a role in his developing but untitled movie about cult leader and murderer Charles Manson and his “family.” Now one more surprising name has emerged as a hopeful collaborator in front of the camera.

In one of the reports confirming Leonardo DiCaprio’s involvement in the project, an additional piece of information indicated that the Pulp Fiction and Inglourious Basterds writer/director is hoping to land Al Pacino for a role in his movie as well. If Tarantino gets everyone he wants for this movie, this could be an all-star line-up of talent the likes of which we rarely see together in a single project Read More »