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Samara Weaving Liz

If you’ve never heard of Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte, you’re not alone. But she’s about to get a biopic with Ready or Not breakout Samara Weaving portraying her, so read on to learn about this 19th century American celebrity. Read More »

This Sceptred Isle

Kenneth Branagh is on course to slap on a goofy wig for This Sceptred Isle, a new five-part drama that will see the actor playing UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The series, which will air on Sky, comes from The Trip series director Michael Winterbottom, and “will chart the events surrounding the U.K. Prime Minister, the government, and the country in the face of the first wave of the global pandemic.” Winterbottom will direct the entire series from a script he co-wrote with Kieron Quirke.

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Underground Railroad clip

Moonlight director Barry Jenkins has been hard at work on his television adaptation of Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad for years, and the highly anticipated series is expected to finally debut on Amazon Prime Video sometime in 2021. But while we wait for an official trailer from the streamer, Jenkins has been sharing a slow drip of clips and mini-teasers himself that are full of footage from the show, and all of them have us even more excited to see what he has up his sleeve here.

Today, Jenkins shared the most propulsive clip yet – a beautiful and stylish montage which plays out entirely in reverse. Check this out.
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bafta eligibility

BAFTA is expanding the competing field for its upcoming Film Awards ceremony in a big way. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts is allowing any title released at any point in 2021 to still be eligible for the upcoming BAFTA Film Awards ceremony this April, which would have normally allowed only 2020 films and any 2021 releases up until April. But with the pandemic pushing many major releases back to this year, the BAFTA eligibility has just opened up wide.

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tomb raider sequel director misha green

The Tomb Raider sequel has found a new director: Misha Green, who developed the HBO adaptation of Lovecraft Country. This film, which marks Green’s feature directorial debut, will bring back Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft. At one point, filmmaker Ben Wheatley was announced to helm the movie, with a script from frequent collaborator Amy Jump. But now Wheatley has moved on to The Meg 2and Green will write and direct the film.

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Spike Lee is Getting His Very Own Funko Pop

spike lee funko pop

Spike Lee is joining that privileged group of auteurs who have their own Funko Pop. The Da 5 Bloods director is getting his own figurine via Funko’s popular Pop! line, which will hit stores this May. See the first look at the Spike Lee Funko Pop below.

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The Witcher Blood Origin cast

Netflix’s hit fantasy show The Witcher is getting a prequel series, and that prequel has found its star. Jodie Turner-Smith (Queen & Slim) will lead the show, titled The Witcher: Blood Origin. Turner-Smith is playing Éile, an elite warrior blessed with the voice of a goddess, in the series which is set 1200 years before the events of The Witcher.

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jungle cruise ride updates

Disney’s Jungle Cruise ride is getting an upgrade. The boat-themed is located in Adventureland at four Disney theme parks worldwide, and today it’s been announced that the attractions in Disneyland park at Disneyland Resort and Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort will be receiving upgrades that will “stay true to the experience we know and love – more humor, wildlife and skipper heart – and also reflect and value the diversity of the world around us.” It’s also all but certain that these upgrades will include elements that tie into the upcoming Jungle Cruise movie.

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The Snoopy Show trailer

AppleTV+ is still searching for its identity as a streaming service, and aside from the heartwarming and hilarious Ted Lasso, the streamer has yet to enter the zeitgeist in the same way that some of its rivals have. While it waits for the Next Big Thing to catch on in the public eye, families and kids will be able to enjoy The Snoopy Show, an animated return to the world of Peanuts which showcases brand new adventures for the creative canine and his bird buddy Woodstock. Check out the latest trailer below.  Read More »

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2020 AFI Awards

The American Film Institute has announced its 2020 AFI Awards honorees, and it’s a pretty solid line-up all around (with a few exceptions). The list of films includes Da 5 Bloods, Judas and the Black Messiah, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Mank, Minari, and more. On the TV side of things, AFI is honoring Better Call Saul, Bridgerton, The Crown, The Good Lord Bird, and others. On top of all that, AFI is also giving a special award to Hamilton.

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