Sergio Leone, the Italian director best known for his 1960s spaghetti westerns like The Good, The Bad and The Ugly and Once Upon a Time in the West, has long been an inspiration for writer/director Quentin Tarantino. But in addition to paying homage to Leone in his own films, Tarantino has now written the foreword for a new book about Leone in which he specifies why the cinematic maestro “is the greatest of all Italy’s filmmakers.”
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While the actions of Daenerys Targaryen in the final season of Game of Thrones divided the fandom over whether or not enough story track was laid in the show to justify her decisions, there was a much greater sense of unity over the seemingly-out-of-nowhere conclusion for Bran Stark in the series finale.
In a new interview, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, who played Bran on the HBO show, explained that his character’s surprising ending was part of A Song of Ice and Fire author George R.R. Martin‘s original plan all along. Read More »
After more than thirty years, Tom Cruise is feeling the need for speed…again. Paramount Pictures’ Top Gun: Maverick will see the superstar reprise his role of Pete “Maverick” Mitchell in a theatrical sequel, and in addition to his old pal “Iceman” (Val Kilmer), this time he’ll be joined by big-screen veterans like Jennifer Connelly and Ed Harris and a whole crop of younger actors to boot.
One of Cruise’s new co-stars, Jon Hamm, recently gave an update about some of the Top Gun 2 footage he’s seen, which he called “mind-blowing.” Read More »
Sylvester Stallone, iconic action star of the 1980s, continues to mine his past characters for all they’re worth. During a career retrospective at the seemingly-never-ending Cannes Film Festival, Stallone explained what audiences can expect from Rambo V: Last Blood, his idea for a new Rocky movie (wait, what?), and how he wants to reboot his 1986 action film Cobra into a television show. Read More »
It’s fair to say that Bob Gale may be one of the people on Earth who has most shaped the way human beings think about time travel.
Sure, you could put people like Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking up there, but Gale is the co-writer/producer of the Back to the Future trilogy, and it’s a safe bet that more people have seen those movies than have cracked open a book by either of those two scientists. As you undoubtedly know by now, Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame deals extensively with time travel and even makes a specific reference to Back to the Future along the way. So how did Gale react to that when he first saw it? Read on for his comments.
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While the world continues to debate who is Hollywood’s best Chris, here’s a fun fact about one of the contenders: Chris Pratt, the star of the Guardians of the Galaxy and the Jurassic World franchises, briefly considered going by “Christo” when he first arrived in Hollywood. Not even “Christo Pratt” – just “Christo.” Think he made the right call?
Pratt dropped that Christo nugget in a new interview with MTV, where he also addressed rumors that he might be the next Batman, spoke a bit about Jurassic World 3, and explained the reason he killed J.J. Abrams (in a game of Mafia). Read More »
After the huge success of Get Out, which won writer/director Jordan Peele a well-deserved Oscar for Best Original Screenplay, all eyes are on him to see if he can deliver another amazing movie with his follow-up, which is called Us. We recently published a plot synopsis that was attached to test screenings of the movie, but now Peele and stars Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke are shedding some light on even more Us movie details, including the fact that this film is “more firmly in the horror genre” than Get Out. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, November 21st, 2018 by Ben Pearson
With the final season of Game of Thrones nearly upon us, HBO is hard at work to keep the fantasy world alive in at least one prequel show. George R.R. Martin, the author who first crafted the elaborate fantasy worlds of Westeros and Essos on the page, is involved as a co-creator and executive producer of the upcoming series, and in a new interview, he shared some more details about the show – including a better idea of where it falls on the timeline compared to the original series. Read More »
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A rumor about Guardians of the Galaxy actor Chris Pratt taking over the mantle of Indiana Jones from star Harrison Ford first popped up in 2015. Since then, Pratt has both denied the rumor and later acknowledged it, basically leaving the door open to the possibility should anyone at Disney or Lucasfilm come calling with an actual offer for him to play the whip-cracking archeologist.
But there’s one person who seemingly doesn’t want Pratt involved: current Indiana Jones star Harrison Ford. Below, watch Ford react to a question about Pratt potentially joining the upcoming Indiana Jones 5. Read More »
Nintendo lovers will immediately recognize the name Samus Aran, the protagonist of the long-running Metroid video game series. Oscar-winning actress Brie Larson counts herself as a fan: she dressed up as Samus for Halloween, and she’s also interested in playing the character in a movie. Hear that, Hollywood? You may want to start dusting off those Metroid movie scripts and see if there are any hidden gems waiting to be found. Read More »