Almost exactly one year ago, we learned Joel Coen was taking a break from writing and directing movies with his brother Ethan Coen in order to tackle a new big screen adaptation of William Shakespeare’s classic play Macbeth on his own. Shooting was slated to begin in Los Angeles this spring, but it should come as no surprise that the A24 production has been delayed along with pretty much every other movie in Hollywood due to the coronavirus pandemic spreading across the United States. Read More »
Aside from lending his voice to a few episodes of Robot Chicken, Chris Evans hasn’t appeared on a TV series since popping up in the pilot episode of the quickly-cancelled 2003 drama Skin. But in the wake of wrapping up his stellar run as Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and co-starring in the murder mystery Knives Out last year, Evans is finally heading back to the small screen – this time in another murder mystery.
Evans is headlining and executive producing an adaptation of the bestselling book Defending Jacob for AppleTV+, and he’s managed to pull together a great cast to join him, including Michelle Dockery (Downton Abbey), Jaeden Martell (It), J.K. Simmons (Whiplash), Cherry Jones (Succession), Pablo Schreiber (The Wire), Betty Gabriel (Get Out), and more. Watch the first trailer for the new series below.
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In honor of Women’s History Month, Lionsgate has given us digital download codes for movies featuring some of the studio’s favorite leading ladies, and we’re passing them along to you. You could always use more things to watch during this time of self-isolation, right? Read on to find out how to win copies of Bombshell, Judy, The Hunger Games, A Simple Favor, and The Spy Who Dumped Me. Read More »
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 »
Mark Ruffalo is the latest actor to pull double duty in a prestige television series — following the footsteps of James Franco in The Deuce and Ewan McGregor in Fargo — playing identical twins in HBO’s I Know This Much Is True. Ruffalo stars as identical twin brothers, one of whom is suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, in an intense limited series based on Wally Lamb‘s bestselling novel of the same name. Watch the I Know This Much Is True trailer below.
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Since we’re all cooped up inside and movie theaters seem to be on the brink of extinction (thanks, coronavirus), here’s a bit of good news: a new show is coming to Amazon Prime Video that just might become your next obsession.
Tales From the Loop is based on the moody sci-fi art of Simon Stålenhag, and the enigmatic-looking first season will be directed by a murder’s row of terrific talent. Check out a new look at the series below.
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A doctor has been murdered, radioactive material has been stolen from a lab, and domestic terrorists seem hellbent on using it to hold the city hostage. It’s all just another day in Bosch‘s Los Angeles, where Detective Hieronymus “Harry” Bosch (Titus Welliver, who also appeared in Lost and The Town) and his team are all that stands between the blissfully ignorant city residents and their total destruction.
Amazon Prime Video has released a new Bosch season 6 trailer, giving us our best look yet at the next set of challenges the weary detective has to face. Check it out below. Read More »
Composer Gustavo Santaolalla, who won back-to-back Academy Awards in the mid-2000s for his scores for Brokeback Mountain and Babel, made his first foray into composing scores for video games with 2013’s The Last of Us. That game, which is widely considered among the best of all time, is now being adapted into an HBO television show, and Santaolalla will be bringing his talents back into the TV world to tackle the show’s score. Read comments about Santaolalla’s hiring from The Last of Us co-director Neil Druckmann and writer Craig Mazin below. Read More »
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Disney’s new version of Mulan features plenty of familiar beats from the 1998 animated film, but unlike the myriad of practically shot-for-shot remakes the studio has produced over the past few years, this one feels like it has an identity of its own. Eddie Murphy’s cute dragon Mushu is nowhere to be found this time, the movie is basically a full-on wuxia film, and the villain works with a witch who begins to find herself ideologically aligned with Mulan as the adventure unfolds. More than any of that, though, the biggest difference between the two versions is that in this iteration, Mulan’s journey is not about finding herself. Instead, it’s about shedding her disguise to embrace her power and become the warrior she’s always been.
This past Saturday, I attended a screening of the film at the Directors Guild of America in Hollywood, and afterward, Mulan director Niki Caro and star Liu Yifei participated in a Q&A, talking about how the film came to life, their biggest challenges with the project, and much more.
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The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, find out how Mark Wahlberg and Winston Duke pulled off one of the action sequences from Peter Berg‘s new Netflix movie Spenser Confidential. Plus, Ben Affleck breaks down his career, reaching all the way back to a bit part in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie to his recent turn as The Dark Knight in Justice League and more, and Daniel Craig stars in a surprising scene from No Time to Die. Read More »