Imagine living in a country that handles a crippling overpopulation problem by limiting families to having only one child. No, it’s not a dystopian future setting for a new sci-fi movie. That’s what actually happened in China in 1979, and the policy was only recently completely eliminated in 2015. Now, a new documentary called One Child Nation will explore the legacy of this controversial law that sparked tragedy among families, violated human rights, and resulted in countless abandoned newborns, forced sterilizations and abortions, and government abductions. Watch the One Child Nation trailer below to learn more. Read More »
Filmmakers have been trying to adapt Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s novel Good Omens for decades. While Pratchett is no longer with us, Gaiman is finally doing it himself and the result is a six-episode miniseries.
In the series, angel Aziraphale (Michael Sheen) and demon Crowley (David Tennant) are friends who enjoy Earth quite a bit. So when the antichrist comes of age and begins kickstarting the apocalypse, Crowley and Aziraphale work to prevent it, even though both Heaven and Hell want it to happen.
Gaiman spoke with /Film outside a room at the Chateau Marmont hotel in Los Angeles. He revealed how much of Good Omens was inspired by director Terry Gilliam’s development work and how he decided what still had to be cut from the book. We also spoke about his upcoming reboot of Jim Henson’s The Storyteller. Good Omens premieres Friday, May 31 on Amazon.
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Amazon is heading to the biggest screen possible with The Aeronauts. The Tom Harper film starring Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones will run in IMAX for one week, making it the first Amazon movie to play in the large-scale screen theaters. The film follows Redmayne and Jones’s characters as they attempt to fly a hot air balloon higher than anyone in history. Several action sequences in The Aeronauts were designed specifically for the IMAX aspect ratio. More on The Aeronauts in IMAX, including a new image, below. Read More »
Nicolas Winding Refn‘s Amazon series Too Old to Die Young is going to be big on style – that’s a given with most Refn titles. One thing it apparently won’t be big on, though, is talking. A new Too Old to Die Young clip is here, and while it runs for nearly two minutes, there’s a whole lot of awkward silence and long pauses. That’s not a flaw – it’s a design. Refn is establishing a mood, and that mood is bleak. In the clip below, Miles Teller turns down an offer to kill some random guy, and instead asks for a much different target.
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Emma Thompson is a late night talk show host looking for a career spark as she faces criticism for losing her edge and relying on an all-male writers room. Mindy Kaling is an aspiring comedy writer looking to break out of the chemical plant in which she spends her days cracking one-liners. Late Night is the movie that will bring them together in a sharp, hilarious comedy that you must see when it arrives in theaters this summer, and a new trailer will show you exactly why. Watch the new Late Night trailer below. Read More »
Having failed to work on the big screen, Stephen King‘s fantasy epic The Dark Tower is headed to smaller pastures with Amazon’s new Dark Tower TV series. Rather than follow the path of King’s books exactly, the series is said to be more of a prequel – which means it will likely use elements from the forth book in the series, Wizard and Glass. We already learned who would be playing the leads of the show, and now a new Dark Tower TV series cast member has been added. Jerome Flynn, who plays Bronn on Game of Thrones, has come aboard in an unspecified role. All we know is that Flynn is playing some sort of cowboy.
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Karl Urban is not afraid to get down and dirty when it comes to punishing haughty superheroes who abuse their powers, even if he comes off as sounding a little too dirty himself in the process. Urban stars as Billy Butcher, leader of the titular Boys, a group of vigilantes who aim to take down take down corrupt superheroes that have embraced fame and fortune. Based on the hyperviolent comic book written by Garth Ennis and illustrated by Darick Robertson, the Amazon series looks like it will be just as gory and gruesome, according to the new uncensored The Boys trailer. Watch the R-rated trailer below.
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When you think of Armaggedon, the first thought is of death, destruction, and the sinister Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. And while all of those are present in Good Omens, Amazon’s upcoming fantasy-comedy series based on the Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett novel of the same name is going to introduce all of those things with a twinkle in its eye. That’s including the Antichrist at the center of this whole end-of-the-earth thing, who happens to be an angelic-looking 11-year-old boy who only dreams of spaceships and hell.
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Roughly two years after allegations of harassment against star Jeffrey Tambor put Transparent on hold, the Emmy-winning Amazon series is returning for one final curtain call. But its main character played by Tambor, the transgender Maura Pfefferman, will be nowhere in sight. The feature-length series finale of the acclaimed series will be a musical episode that kills off Maura at the beginning and follows “the Pfefferman family as they come together in their grief and celebrate her life.”
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Update: Running time and plot details have been added to the end of this piece.
Last summer, rumors spread that actor/musicians Donald Glover (Community, Solo: A Star Wars Story) and Rihanna (Ocean’s Eight, Battleship) were secretly shooting a movie in Cuba. Now we have our first official look at that film, which is called Guava Island and – surprise! – debuts this weekend on Amazon Prime Video. Watch the first teaser and find out more below. Read More »