f9 playing at cannes

We did it, boys. Living life a quarter mile at a time has finally brought us to the finish line: the Cannes Film Festival. A film festival so prestigious that women are forced to wear heels at screenings, Cannes has always been upheld as the pinnacle of the festival circuit, awarding all-time classics like Parasite, Apocalypse Now, and more. So it’s always funny when a blockbuster manages to infiltrate the festival, like when Shrek competed for the Palme D’Or or Trolls did this.

Now the Fast and the Furious franchise joins their ranks, with F9 confirmed to be playing at Cannes.

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After being canceled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cannes Film Festival is back for 2021. The 74th Cannes International Film Festival will be held on July 6, and today, the line-up for this year’s fest was revealed. As always, it’s a mix of titles from a wide array of filmmakers. Some of these films will receive 10-minute-long standing ovations and go on to be buzzed about for the rest of the year, and others will be mercilessly booed, only to then become cult classics. That’s how it goes, folks.

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the french dispatch release date update

Wes Anderson‘s The French Dispatch has a new release date: October! The latest Anderson ensemble was due out last year, but we all know how things turned out for most films due out in 2020. Anderson’s pic was also supposed to play at the Cannes Film Festival last year, but when Cannes got Cannes-celed, those plans went down the toilet as well. But The French Dispatch will have its day at Cannes this year – and it’s playing the New York Film Festival, too.

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da 5 bloods release date

Early last year, Spike Lee was all set to make Cannes history. The Da 5 Bloods filmmaker was going to be the first African-American to serve as jury president for the Cannes Film Festival, at its 73rd annual fest taking place in May 2020. Then the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic hit. And the prestigious film festival — after several delays and talks of a virtual version — was canceled. Now, nearly a year later, Cannes is taking another stab at holding its film festival, and has invited Lee to serve as jury president again. Hopefully this time, he’ll be able to (rightfully) preside.

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Cannes Film Festival 2021

Update 1/27/21: This year’s festival has officially been delayed until July 2021. Get more details below.

The Cannes Film Festival is usually held in May, but the 2021 fest is said to be considering a delay until July – or maybe even August. COVID-19 is still a very serious concern and organizers are said to have completely given up on the idea of holding the festival in May this year. Last year the festival was delayed and then canceled due to the coronavirus.

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Virtual Cannes Market

The Virtual Cannes Market is currently in full swing, which means we’re learning about a whole slew of new movies. These films are hoping to find backing so they can eventually find their way to audiences. Dream big, Cannes Market movies. Dream big. Three new titles announced include films featuring Bruce Willis, Liam Neeson, and Chris Pine.

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Another Round trailer

If the ongoing pandemic or the events of the past few weeks have driven you to drink a bit more than you might have otherwise (and who could blame you?), you may be interested in Another Round. It’s a new film in which Mads Mikkelsen (Casino Royale, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) and his pals decide to see if they can live better by constantly keeping alcohol in their blood and drinking only “during work hours.”

But the guys are all high school teachers, so all this may not be the best idea – and deciding to push the boundaries of their own plan also seems like it may not be the best thing for their overall health and relationships. But it’s definitely the best thing for this movie, which looks entertaining as hell. Check out the trailer below. Read More »

canes 2020 lineup revealed

Cannes is still canceled, but the prestigious festival still decided to announce the films they planned to screen this year. Now, many of the films that played will now be able to use their Cannes selection to their advantage even if they won’t get to screen at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès. The Cannes 2020 lineup includes Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch, the Pixar film Soul, the Train to Busan sequel Penninsula, and more.

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cannes 2020 lineup

Cannes is still canceled, but that doesn’t mean we can’t daydream about what could’ve been. While the prestigious fest will not happen this year due to the coronavirus, festival organizers are still planning to release the names of the films they had hoped to screen. While this may seem futile at first glance, having your film associated in any way, shape, or form with Cannes lends said movie a certain amount of credibility. In other words, it’s an honor just to be nominated.

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cannes 2020 official selection

Despite the hopes and dreams of those involved, this year’s Cannes Film Festival is still canceled (or canneselled, if you will). The fest had been hoping to simply delay the event to a later date this summer, but at long last, festival director Thierry Frémaux is admitting defeat. However, the book isn’t closed yet on Cannes 2020. While there will be no festival – not even a digital version – Fremaux says there are still plans to announce the Cannes 2020 Official Selection this June.

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