Cash Truck cast

Director Guy Ritchie is returning to his London gangster roots next year with the ensemble crime film The Gentlemen, but he’s not done scratching that crime thriller itch just yet. Ritchie is already lining up his next film, Cash Truck, and he’s hired Jason Statham and Scott Eastwood to star, reuniting those actors after they worked together on 2017’s The Fate of the Furious. Learn the film’s plot details below. Read More »

Pulp Fiction is a profanity-laden crime drama with drugs, sodomy, and exploding brains, but when it hit theaters in mid-October 1994, it was technically a Disney movie. After Disney acquired the independent film studio Miramax in 1993, Pulp Fiction was the first project to receive a greenlight. The 2010s would commence with Disney shuttering Miramax, then selling it as it shifted focus to more lucrative in-house brands with theme park and merchandise potential, like Pixar and Marvel. Now, we’re reaching the end of the decade and the end of a peak-geek year when, among other things, Disney has set a new studio box office record, with five of its tentpole features grossing over a billion dollars worldwide.

Meanwhile, at a ‘50s-themed restaurant in L.A. called Jack Rabbit Slim’s, two people dominate the dance floor. It’s a human moment, no special effects involved, just twisting legs, scissored fingers, and movie magic. When Vincent Vega and Mia Wallace (John Travolta and Uma Thurman) accept their dance trophy for the night, there’s a part of them that might stand in for the whole ‘90s film scene, with its upswell of great indie dramas from new and exciting young filmmakers. Amid the current flood of remakes, reboots, sequels, and spin-offs, even the brain of an avowed comic book movie fan like yours truly might go hurtling back to the time when writer-director Quentin Tarantino and his contemporaries emerged on the scene in Hollywood. Back then, mid-budget dramas targeting adult theatergoers still seemed like the norm, as opposed to the exception.

Quotable dialogue and memorable characters come in all forms, including quippy, world-saving superheroes (which, again, I like more than Martin Scorsese); but with its down-to-earth lowlives and street-based plot turns, Pulp Fiction is a reminder of an all but bygone cinema era. Indelible music, cineliterate stylings, and a novelistic format help round out the perfection that is Tarantino’s sophomore feature. A quarter-century ago, Pulp Fiction shook up what critic Gene Siskel called “the ossification of American movies.” For its sheer innovation and cultural impact, this remains the most important American film of the last twenty-five years.

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russell crowe thriller

Russell Crowe has had his brush with horror with the critical and commercial catastrophe that was The Mummy (RIP Dark Universe), and is now teaming up with Scream writer and producer Kevin Williamson to star in a very meta supernatural thriller. Crowe will star in a new movie as a troubled actor who begins to experience real-life horrors while shooting a horror film — a fun meta twist on the genre that appropriately comes from the screenwriter that created one of the most meta horror franchises ever.

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limbo horror movie

Better Watch Out director Chris Peckover has a new horror project lined-up. It’s called Limbo, and it’s about a young mother whose spirit gets kicked out of her own body when something evil possesses her. That’s weird and original enough to sound interesting, and definitely not your average possession plotline. Limbo is being set up at Miramax.

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Jay and SIlent Bob Strike Back Visual Effects

When people think of Star Wars, they think of big visual effects-driven action sequences with lightsabers, spaceships and laser blasts. But the original Star Wars didn’t have nearly as many visual effects shots as the saga films of today. Many of the film’s most amazing shots were done practically without any post-production visual effects work needed. In fact, director Kevin Smith revealed that there are actually more visual effects shots in Jay and Silent Bob Reboot than the original Star Wars. Read More »

silent retreat

Todd Strauss Schulson is feeling the love for his latest film Isn’t It Romantic, which saw modest box office success on its Valentine’s Day opening, and the director has already signed onto his next project. Schulson is set to helm the comedy Silent Retreat for Miramax, which he co-wrote with The Lego Movie 2 writer Matthew Fogel.

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toff guys cast

Matthew McConaughey will be headlining Guy Ritchie‘s return to the crime caper in the aptly-named Toff Guys. Joining McConaughey in the Toff Guys cast is Kate Beckinsale and Crazy Rich Asians breakout Henry Golding.

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city of lies lawsuit

City of Lies, the Johnny Depp movie about the murder of the Notorious B.I.G., has run into more trouble. Global Road Entertainment and Miramax are now being sued for failing to distribute the film, which was pulled from release at the start of August. Will the latest City of Lies lawsuit finally lead to distribution, or is this one Johnny Depp film unlikely to ever see the light of day?

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halloween reboot teaser

It’s almost time, kids! It’s almost time for the Halloween reboot trailer to arrive and give us all the creeps. And while we wait for the impending trailer, we can all enjoy these new teasers. Trick or treat, baby.

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A new book detailing Peter Jackson‘s epic quest to bring The Lord of the Rings to the big screen has revealed that, at one point, producer Harvey Weinstein threatened to fire Jackson and replace the filmmaker with Quentin Tarantino.

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