After premiering at the 2020 Toronto International Film Festival, the anti-bullying drama Joe Bell is finally coming to theaters this year. Once titled Good Joe Bell, the movie tells the true story of Oregonian father Joe Bell (Mark Wahlberg) ,who pays tribute to his gay teenage son Jadin (Reid Miller) by embarking on a self-reflective walk across America to speak his heart to heartland citizens about the real and terrifying costs of bullying. Watch the Joe Bell trailer below. Read More »
Someone stole Nicolas Cage‘s prize foraging pig, and he’s not going to stand for it. That’s the premise of Pig, and while that sounds like a John Wick-style movie with a pig standing in for a dog, the Pig trailer hints at something much different. Sure, that premise is inherently amusing – Nic Cage hunting down pig kidnappers – but it looks like writer-director Michael Sarnoski has created something far more subtle and introspective than you might expect. Watch the Pig trailer below.
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Writer/director Sarah Polley is directing an adaptation of Miriam Toews’ bestselling novel Women Talking, which now has an extensive cast complete with seasoned actors, as well as some fresh faces.
MGM’s Orion Pictures and Plan B Entertainment have cast Claire Foy, Jessie Buckley, Rooney Mara, and Ben Whishaw alongside powerhouse Frances McDormand, who joined the film last year. Newcomers August Winter, Liv McNeil, and Kate Hallett are also filling out the cast with their feature film debuts.
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There are a few things that appear in almost every Mamoru Hosoda movie: a stirring examination of parenthood, a bittersweet romance, and a furry husband. Hosoda, the filmmaker behind 2018’s Oscar-nominated Mirai and anime masterpieces like The Girl Who Leapt Through Time and Wolf Children, is back to his old tricks with Belle, a digital spin on Beauty and the Beast that returns to Hosoda’s urban vision of the internet that he first explored in Digimon and Summer Wars — but with a new furry husband, of course.
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You know what they say: if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. After Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri garnered plenty of awards attention (not to mention a fair amount of controversy) four years ago, writer/director Martin McDonagh is back with his next project… and he’s bringing along some familiar faces, too. Fans of McDonagh’s first feature film In Bruges will be especially excited about this one, which was announced early last year, right before the COVID-19 pandemic brought the world to a halt.
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At only 12 years old, Julia Butters is taking Hollywood by storm. Her resume includes acting roles in popular shows like Transparent and American Housewife, but it was her role as Trudi Fraser in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood that really won audiences over. Now, Steven Spielberg has cast Butters in his latest untitled Amblin film for a role that is sweetly inspired by his sister.
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Instead of focusing on solving a crime or hunting down a seasoned sexual predator, AMC’s newest show The Beast Must Die features a heartbroken mother out for revenge against the man who killed her son. British actress Cash Jumbo (The Good Fight, Postcard Killings) stars alongside Jared Harris (Mad Men, Chernobyl), who is the target of her grief-fuelled aggression. Take a look at The Beast Must Die trailer below and see if your heart doesn’t immediately start racing, or breaking for that matter. Read More »
Believe it or not, Natalie Portman and Julianne Moore have never made a movie together. But that’s about to change. Portman and Moore are set to star in May December, a new film from acclaimed filmmaker Todd Haynes (Carol). The film focuses on the story of a woman who married a man 23 years her junior, resulting in a tabloid romance. It’s been 20 years since the relationship first made headlines, and now a movie is being made about the story, and the actress who is set to play the woman comes to spend time with the couple.
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Jameela Jamil, who broke out with her role as high society snob Tahani Al-Jamil in the delightful NBC sitcom The Good Place, is the latest performer to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
A new report says Jamil has boarded the cast of She-Hulk, the upcoming Disney+ legal drama which stars Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black) as Jennifer Walters, also known as She-Hulk after receiving a blood transfusion from her cousin, Bruce Banner. Jennifer is much more even-tempered than her cousin, though, and she can retain most of her control and intelligence while operating with green skin – so much so that her power set does not hinder her career as a lawyer. Read More »
I stumbled across Adam Roche‘s The Secret History of Hollywood podcast back in 2017, and it quickly became one of my favorite podcasts of all time. Roche has explored different Hollywood figures over the course of multiple seasons, painting incredibly vivid pictures of people like Alfred Hitchcock, Cary Grant, James Cagney, and more through highly entertaining, immersive narrative episodes which are all heavily researched and wonderfully performed.
Roche writes, narrates, and produces each of the episodes, some of which are spectacularly long (occasionally running as long as nine to twelve hours). Now all of that work has paid off, because New Republic Pictures and writer/producer Laeta Kalogridis (Shutter Island, Altered Carbon) have scooped up the film and television rights to all eleven existing seasons of The Secret History of Hollywood, as well any future seasons of the podcast. Read More »