There’s a long cinematic tradition of comedians making movies based on events in their own lives, from Woody Allen to Judd Apatow. Now we can add Iliza Shlesinger to that group, because she has written and stars in a new movie called Good on Paper that’s “based on a mostly true story” about a boyfriend she had (played by Veronica Mars actor Ryan Hansen) who may not be exactly who he appears. Check out the trailer below. Read More »
Angela Robinson, director of the excellent and underseen Professor Marston and the Wonder Women, is in talks to helm a remake of Tony Scott’s stylish, sexy vampire film The Hunger. The original starred Catherine Deneuve, David Bowie, and Susan Sarandon, and followed an ancient female vampire who seeks a new lover after losing her longtime companion. American Horror Story and A Simple Favor writer Jessica Sharzer is handling the screenplay for the remake.
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Liam Neeson movie characters have faced some pretty extreme challenges over the past decade or so: a missing daughter, surviving a plane crash, releasing the Kraken, fighting aliens on a battleship, and stopping bad guys on various forms of transportation, including a plane, a train, and a snow plow. Now he’s facing off against the only foe that he may be able to beat temporarily, but that is sure to get the best of him in the end: time.
In The Ice Road, Neeson plays a big rig driver who has experience driving on the dangerous icy roads of Canada. When a mine collapses and the trapped workers running out of time, Neeson and co-star Laurence Fishburne have to put a team of specialists together to traverse that treacherous terrain and save the day. So yeah, it’s essentially Neeson doing a riff on Armageddon – and this project hails from one of the writers of that movie, so it feels like more than just a coincidence. Read More »
Steve Martin and Martin Short are comedy legends whose decades-spanning friendship has been going on for almost as long as their absence from the screen (barring the occasional stand-up special). So it must take something good to bring them back in front of the cameras together. Martin and Short star opposite Selena Gomez in Only Murders in the Building, a new mystery-comedy series coming from Hulu. Watch the Only Murders in the Building trailer below.
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On the May 18, 2021 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson is joined by to discuss the latest film and TV news, including Amazon buying MGM, Attack the Block 2, F9 early buzz, the new Pet Semetary film, and Zack Snyder’s abandoned 300 sequel. Read More »
Kumail Nanjiani is using his recently acquired swole-ness to star in the Hulu limited series Immigrant. Nanjiani will play Somen “Steve” Banerjee, the creator of the male stripper dance troupe Chippendales. Chippendales rocketed Banerjee to fame and fortune, but he also was later caught up in a criminal scandal and went on to plead guilty to attempted arson, racketeering, and murder for hire.
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Rian Johnson is not throwing away his shot at assembling the best ensemble for a murder mystery movie. And he’s doing pretty good so far with his highly anticipated sequel Knives Out 2, which has now recruited Leslie Odom Jr. to the cast.
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Raya and the Last Dragon has been available to Disney+ subscribers (for a fee) for the past two months now, but the Disney fantasy epic finally gets a home video and physical release release this month.
Ahead of the Blu-ray and Digital release, /Film spoke to Raya and the Last Dragon co-director Carlos Lopez Estrada, producer Osnat Shurer, and Head of Story Fawn Veerasunthron about which storylines they cut from the movie, LGBTQ representation, and hot the hotness of Chief Benja (Daniel Dae Kim) sent the crew into a bit of a frenzy. Read our interview below.
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