Fences Trailer - Denzel Washington

Awards season is heating up, and today we get a better glimpse at what is sure to be one of the key contenders.

Fences is an adaptation of August Wilson‘s play of the same name with Denzel Washington directing, not to mention reprising the role that won him a Tony Award back in 2010 for his performance on Broadway. His stage co-star Viola Davis is also joining him, and if the new Fences trailer is any indicator, the two have clearly delivered Oscar caliber performances that will likely land them nominations when the time comes next year.

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Suicide Squad deleted scene

Tomorrow the extended cut of Suicide Squad is available to purchase digitally. Will some of the film’s problems get fixed in the new cut, as with the extended version of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice? We’ll see. We already have a decent sense of what to expect from scenes that weren’t in the theatrical cut. Days after the movie came out there was a rundown of what was left on the cutting room floor, and a lot of those scenes featured the Joker (Jared Leto).

Below, watch the Suicide Squad deleted scene.

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Viola Davis Steve McQueen

Today is a great day to be Viola Davis. Well, actually, every day is probably a great day to be Viola Davis, because she gets to wake up each morning as one of the most reliably excellent actors currently working. But today especially, everything’s coming up Davis.

This morning Paramount Pictures debuted the first trailer for Denzel Washington’s Fences, featuring what looks like another powerhouse performance from Davis. Now this afternoon, we have word she’s lined up her next new project: Widows, a heist thriller directed by 12 Years a Slave helmer Steve McQueen, who will also pen the script with Gone Girl writer Gillian FlynnRead More »

Fences Trailer

We’re almost in the thick of awards season now that it’s officially fall, and that means we’ll start seeing more trailers for the films hoping for Oscar glory early next year. Paramount Pictures has just thrown one of their entries into the ring with the first trailer for Fences, an adaptation of August Wilson‘s Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning play of the same name.

Denzel Washington directs and stars in the film adaptation of the play, and he’s also brought his fellow stage star Viola Davis to reprise her role in the film. It’s an intense, powerful teaser trailer that already proves Washington and Davis turn in performances that will likely earn them acting nominations on the awards circuit.

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Fences First Look

Denzel Washington is not only reprising the role of Troy Maxson from August Wilson‘s hit stage production of Fences, but he’s also directing the adaptation. Washington starred in the play on Broadway back in 2010, and with his feature film, he’s directing a script written by Wilson himself. Also returning to their roles from the 2010 production are Viola DavisMykelti Williamson, Stephen McKinley, Henderson, and Russell Hornsby, and we have a first look at the Fences movie.

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Suicide squad

Now that the reviews for Suicide Squad have hit the interwebs, you might be wondering if the film has a post-credits scene. This weekend when you see Suicide Squad, should you remain in your seat until after the credits finish?

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SUICIDE SQUAD

With the release of Suicide Squad just a few days away, the first reviews of the movie have been unleashed on the web. Many who were disappointed in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice have been hoping that Suicide Squad would help get the DC Comics universe back on the right track, injecting some much needed fun and energy into the comic book work. Meanwhile, those who enjoyed Zack Snyder’s superhero face-off were excited at the prospect of seeing some of DC’s most iconic villains grace the big screen together. So how does Suicide Squad fare?

Most of the Suicide Squad reviews have some pretty unkind things to say, with many writing that it has an illogical story, a ridiculous and awful villain, and some pretty sloppy editing. Sadly, it doesn’t sound like this will save the DC Comics universe for those who were already disappointed in it. But there may be hope for those who found themselves disagreeing with critics about Batman v Superman, because even the negative reviews add that there’s some fun to be had among the messiness and the cast makes it better than it otherwise could have been.

Check out our round-up of Suicide Squad reviews and reactions after the jump for more. Read More »

SUICIDE SQUAD

There’s a lot riding on Suicide Squad, the third entry in Warner Bros.’ DC Extended Universe. Both Man of Steel and Batman v Superman made a lot of money, but polarized fans. Among the chief complaints? That the DC films were too grim, too gloomy, and not nearly “fun” enough.

Which is where Suicide Squad comes in. With its zippy pop tunes and its neon color scheme, the Suicide Squad marketing campaign has been all about fun. The trailers and posters promised a movie that’d finally bring jokes back to the DC universe, not to mention a welcome shot of comic book weirdness. So does Suicide Squad get the franchise back on track, or send it veering further off the rails? Read our Suicide Squad spoiler-free review after the jump.  Read More »

Suicide Squad cameo

For months now we’ve heard about how tight the cast of Suicide Squad is, and that camaraderie was definitely on display at the film’s New York press conference this weekend. The stars, director David Ayer, and producers Richard Suckle and Charles Roven talked about the pressures of making the film, the lengths they went to in order to research their roles. They also talked about the unusual and welcome diversity of the Suicide Squad line-up, and some of the crazier on-set antics (one of which involves a naked Jai Courtney).

Read everything we learned from the Suicide Squad press conference below.  Read More »

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suicide squad clips

We’re quickly approaching the release of Suicide Squad and Warner Bros. is no longer being stingy with the footage. Not only have they released eight new clips from the film, they have released eight new clips that touch on characters, details, and plot points that have been specifically left out of the various teasers and trailers released so far. So yeah, please watch all of the clips below, if that is what you care to do (I did). But if you feel like you’ve seen enough and want to go in a little fresh and can happily wait another week and a half, feel free to opt out.

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