Just a few days after the social media embargo lifted on Terminator: Dark Fate, the new sci-fi sequel from director Tim Miller, the full review embargo has now also lifted. In the early reactions, one thing was repeated again and again: Dark Fate is the best movie in this franchise since James Cameron’s Terminator 2: Judgment Day. That’s not exactly a tough accomplishment to achieve, considering its competition. But now that full reviews are out there, let’s dig a little deeper and find out what else critics have to say about the movie.
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Adam Driver is 35 years old, and he’s already worked with filmmakers like Clint Eastwood, Steven Spielberg, Jim Jarmusch, Terry Gilliam, and the Coen Brothers, just to name a few. And very soon, he may add Sir Ridley Scott to his impressive list of collaborators.
Driver is currently in early talks to join the cast of The Last Duel, Scott’s upcoming period piece that has Matt Damon set to star in one of the lead roles. And while Damon was originally said to be facing off against his old pal Ben Affleck in this movie, it now appears that Driver will be taking the role that was seemingly intended for Affleck, while Affleck himself shifts into a supporting role instead. Read More »
Even if you don’t watch Vice, you’re certainly familiar with the company’s style of journalism: a hipster-looking journalist ventures into sometimes dangerous, sometimes goofy territory to get a story that Vice thinks needs to be told. That style has been prominently lampooned before in an episode IFC’s Documentary Now! (this clip of Jack Black saying the word “dronez” is a good example), but now a new movie called The Vice Guide to Bigfoot is taking things to the next level.
/Film is happy to present two brand new posters for the movie, so check those out below (along with a trailer) before the film hits the festival circuit later this week. Read More »
Strap in, Star Wars fans – the longest film in the franchise’s history blasts into theaters this December.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker tickets went on sale last night, and on those ticketing services, the film’s runtime has been listed at 155 minutes, or 2 hours and 35 minutes. That just barely makes it longer than the previous record holder of the franchise, 2017’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which runs three minutes shorter at 2 hours and 32 minutes. Read More »
When I tuned in to last night’s premiere episode of Watchmen, Damon Lindelof‘s sequel/remix of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ iconic graphic novel from the 1980s, I thought I’d be in for equal parts superhero action, mystery, and world-building. But I was not expecting that world-building to begin by whisking audiences back to a real-life American tragedy in which hundreds of black people were killed, businesses were destroyed, and bombs were dropped from the sky.
Judging from the reaction I’ve seen so far, I’m not the only one who didn’t know that Watchmen‘s Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921 was a real event. Below, you can learn more about the actual event and how its depiction in the episode came to be.
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On the October 21, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson is joined by /Film writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista for a spoiler-filled conversation about the pilot episode of Damon Lindelof’s Watchmen. Read More »
In this edition of Sequel Bits:
- Jurassic World 3 has hired two more lead actors
- Director Doug Liman talks about the planned Edge of Tomorrow sequel
- Jake Johnson says he would come back in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2
- Justin Lin was wearing a “Justice For Han” shirt on the Fast 9 set
- Remember Chicken Run? Looks like a sequel may finally be in the works
- And more!
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Damon Lindelof‘s hyper-anticipated sequel/remix series Watchmen premieres on HBO this weekend, and it’s already been getting terrific reviews – including our own rave, which says it’s “destined to be one of the year’s most compelling shows.” To celebrate the forthcoming premiere, original Watchmen illustrator Dave Gibbons broke out his tools and drew his version of one of the new show’s characters: Sister Night, the vigilante played by Regina King. Read More »
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Today’s Disney+ non-fiction presentation in Hollywood provided a plethora of information about more upcoming projects for the nascent streaming service, including news that a new Mickey Mouse documentary is in the works with the high aspiration of being “the definitive analysis of Mickey as a cultural icon.” The untitled movie will be directed by Jeff Malmberg, the filmmaker behind the 2010 doc Marwencol, and produced by Morgan Neville, who is perhaps best known for last year’s beloved Mr. Rogers doc Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
Plus, we learned that actors Gillian Jacob (Community, Love) and Paul Scheer (The League, Veep) will be directing episodes of Marvel’s 616. Get the details below.
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Today, I attended a Disney+ presentation in Hollywood, where we learned that the upcoming streaming service will be the home of two interesting documentaries.
Don Hahn, the producer of Disney animation movies like The Lion King and The Hunchback of Notre Dame and a talented director in his own right, directed a film about the life of Howard Ashman, the acclaimed lyricist behind films like Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin, and that movie will be available next year on Disney+. And filmmaker David Gelb, who directed the 2011 documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi, is returning to profile another famous chef in a new doc about Wolfgang Puck. Read More »