bruce wayne's trauma

DC FanDome is just over a week away, and we’re expecting that virtual convention will reveal some news about director Matt Reeves‘ hugely anticipated upcoming superhero film The Batman. But in the meantime, that film’s co-writer has spoken about how the new movie is going to deal with Bruce Wayne’s trauma.
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the matrix trans

Over the past few years, alternate readings have abounded suggesting that the 1999 science fiction masterpiece The Matrix is an allegory for the transgender experience. Now Lilly Wachowski, one of the film’s writers and directors, has officially confirmed that those ideas were intentional. Watch her speak about how the “corporate world wasn’t ready” to acknowledge such a connection in the video below. Read More »

new david lynch project

David Lynch, the enigmatic filmmaker behind movies like Blue Velvet and Mulholland Dr, is working on something. Something new.

But true to form, he’s keeping things very close to the vest, and keeping tight-lipped about the details. What could this new David Lynch project be? Another season of Twin Peaks? A full-fledged Netflix series? Read his comments below. Read More »

dune cinematographer interview

Greig Fraser, the cinematographer behind movies like Let Me In, Killing Them Softly, Foxcatcher, and Zero Dark Thirty, is heading from one space epic to another: he’s the man behind the camera for director Denis Villeneuve‘s highly-anticipated adaptation of Frank Herbert’s seminal sci-fi story Dune. Fraser was the director of photography for both Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and The Mandalorian, but in a new interview, he spoke about having to “forget a lot of Star Wars” when embarking on the Dune experience, and he promises that the first movie in Villeneuve’s two-movie vision for Dune is “a fully standalone epic”. Read some of his quotes below. Read More »

The Raid 3

The Raid 3 is (probably) never going to happen, which is sad news for those who have been clamoring for another entry in Gareth Evans‘ incredible action franchise. But in a new interview, Evans has laid out his plan for what would have happened in the third movie if he had made it – and the results are genuinely surprising.

Most notably, it would not have followed Rama (Iko Uwais), the protagonist from the first two films. “I definitely think it would have pissed off an awful lot of people,” Evans said. Check out his detailed breakdown of the would-be movie’s plot below. Read More »

david lynch netflix

In 1984, David Lynch (Blue Velvet, Twin Peaks) directed what is, so far, the only feature film adaptation of Frank Herbert’s seminal science fiction novel, Dune. The result is one of the famous disasters in Hollywood history, and Lynch was so upset at the behind-the-scenes meddling that he disowned the movie.

Now, in a new interview, Lynch says he has “zero interest” in seeing director Denis Villeneuve’s upcoming adaptation of the source material, and he also denies working on a new show for Netflix. But might one be in development despite that denial?
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Star Wars Jedi Temple Challenge logo

Last December, Lucasfilm revealed that the first Star Wars-themed game show was in the works and that it would be arriving on Disney+ this year. It’s called Jedi Temple Challenge, and it’s hosted by former Jar Jar Binks actor Ahmed Best. In a new interview, Best says that production has been completed on the first season of the show, and while we await a more specific release date, he explained what he feels is missing from Star Wars these days and how this show aims to restore those aspects to the franchise. Read More »

Little Mermaid remake soundtrack

Alan Menken, the legendary composer who is responsible for providing the scores for several Disney animated classics, was hard at work on the studio’s live-action remake of The Little Mermaid when the coronavirus ground Hollywood to a halt. And while we already knew that the new movie would feature new music, we weren’t sure about exactly how much to expect. But now we know: the ebullient composer recently revealed that there will be four new songs for the film.

Read on for his exact quotes, plus news about Disenchanted, Hercules, and more. Read More »

best moment in cinematic history

Vin Diesel, the same man who suggested that 2015’s Furious 7 would “probably win Best Picture” at the Oscars (…it didn’t), sincerely believes the ending of that film is “the best moment in cinematic history.” Watch him get emotional in an interview talking about returning to that movie’s production after co-star Paul Walker died, and listen to him make the case that the film’s closing moments are better than anything that has ever been committed to celluloid before or since.
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Contagion coronavirus

Steven Soderbergh‘s 2011 movie Contagion shot back up the iTunes charts in January of this year, long before the coronavirus (aka COVID-19) was officially declared a worldwide pandemic. We wrote about how the film was eerily prescient, and in a new interview, that movie’s writer, Scott Z. Burns, addresses the comparisons between the film and our current reality, talks about the biggest mistake we’re making in combating the virus right now, and more. Read his quotes below. Read More »