Amazon Prime Video’s mega-budgeted and mega-anticipated Lord of the Rings TV show will not hit the streaming service this year after all. The streamer has just announced that the show will debut in 2022 and released a new first-look image showing off the familiar, painterly vibe of Middle-earth that should be familiar to fans of filmmaker Peter Jackson‘s movie trilogies. Learn the show’s exact release date and take a look at the first photo below. Read More »
(Welcome to Where to Watch, which provides a clear and simple answer to the question, “Hey, where can I watch this thing?” In this edition: the Die Hard franchise.)
Before Bruce Willis became the king of making direct-to-video movies filmed in Eastern Europe, he was that guy from Moonlighting who ended up getting cast as John McClane in the first Die Hard and subsequently helped redefine what an action star could be. Come out to the coast, have a few laughs, and read on to discover where you can rent every Die Hard movie.
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As the Delta variant of the coronavirus continues to impact the United States, The Walt Disney Company is taking a big step to make sure many of its workers are protected. The company has announced that vaccines will be required for salaried and non-union hourly employees working on any of the company’s sites in the United States, and employees have sixty days to get fully vaccinated. Disney has joined companies like Google, Facebook, Twitter, and Uber in implementing some form of vaccine mandate for its workers. Read More »
Benoit Blanc is leaving the shores of Greece.
Rian Johnson, the writer/director of Knives Out and its forthcoming sequels, has completed filming in Greece for Knives Out 2, or whatever the next Daniel Craig murder mystery installment will eventually be called. Johnson shared a photo from the film’s set and explained that production on his new movie is halfway finished, and one of the project’s many stars said the group is moving on to another location.
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Jeremy Swift, the Emmy-nominated actor who plays AFC Richmond’s director of football operations on Ted Lasso, brings a lovable and goofy air to the character of Leslie Higgins. (Leslie, if you’ll recall, is a “feminine junior,” named after his mother.) But working for the sleazy former owner Rupert Manion before the events of season 1 took a toll on his character, and though he got a great and emotional apology sequence near the end of the first season, Swift still thinks there’s more drama to mine from Higgins’ spotty past.
I recently spoke with Swift in support of the mega-hit comedy’s second season, and we touched on Higgins still being “haunted” by his prior behavior, the actor’s approach to physical humor on the set, and more. Read More »
After a famously bumpy development period, TNT’s Snowpiercer will continue to chug along for a while longer: the network has handed the series a fresh renewal, continuing its tradition of giving a greenlight to an advance season before the impending season’s premiere even hits the airwaves. Actually, I guess “airwaves” aren’t technically involved since TNT is a cable network. But you know what I mean. Watch a video below of star Daveed Diggs announcing Snowpiercer season 4. Read More »
On the July 29, 2021 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson is joined by senior writer and chief film critic Chris Evangelista to discuss the latest film and TV news, including Scarlett Johansson’s Disney lawsuit, possible Batgirl casting, Christopher Nolan’s next movie, and Disney’s Haunted Mansion reboot. Read More »
(Welcome to Where to Watch, which provides a clear and simple answer to the question, “Hey, where can I watch this thing?” In this edition: the Mission: Impossible franchise.)
Writer/director Christopher McQuarrie has taken control of this franchise in recent years (largely for the better), and he’s currently working on making two more Mission: Impossible films with franchise mega-star Tom Cruise reprising his role as Ethan Hunt. Licensing rights are notoriously finicky, but as of this writing, here’s where you can stream every Mission Impossible movie. Just, uh, don’t try any of these stunts at home.
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2021 is shaping up to be a big year for Lin-Manuel Miranda.
The multi-talented actor and writer behind Hamilton played a small role in In the Heights, the film adaptation of his Tony Award-winning musical. He’s making his feature directorial debut later this year with a movie adaptation of Tick, Tick…Boom!. And he also wrote the original songs for Encanto, a new Disney animated musical coming out in November. But next up is Vivo, a new animated musical from Sony Pictures Animation which features original songs from Miranda and marks the first time he lends his voice to the lead character of an animated film.
Here’s everything we learned about the making of Vivo during a recent press day for the new movie. Read More »
DreamWorks Animation has announced its cast for The Bad Guys, a new animated heist comedy that’s set to be released next year. The ensemble includes Oscar winner Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), Awkwafina (The Farewell), Marc Maron (Glow), Craig Robinson (The Office), Anthony Ramos (In the Heights), Richard Ayoade (The IT Crowd), Zazie Beetz (Atlanta), Lilly Singh (A Little Late with Lilly Singh), and Alex Borstein (Family Guy). Read on for details about the film’s plot. Read More »