Nicole Kidman is grappling with even more big little lies. The Bombshell actress is heading back to TV for the HBO limited series The Undoing, based on the novel You Should Have Known by Jean Hanff Korelitz. Kidman stars alongside Hugh Grant and Donald Sutherland as a successful therapist and mother whose life suddenly comes crashing down around her after a violent death unearths a series of “terrible revelations.” Watch The Undoing trailer below.
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Carlos Lopez Estrada returns to the Sundance Film Festival two years after directing his feature debut, Blindspotting, a love letter to Oakland which included a few scenes of its lead characters freestyle rapping their emotions aloud to each other. In Summertime, his spiritual follow-up, Estrada turns his lens on Los Angeles and makes lyricism the movie’s dominant form of communication. Written by and starring 25 diverse Los Angeles poets, Summertime is a shaggy, criss-crossing saga of young people in L.A. exploring fame, rejection, ambition, and self-reflection – oh, and one of the characters really, really wants a cheeseburger. Picture a DVD of Richard Linklater’s Slacker being passed around as a totem in a slam poetry class, and that gets close to approximating the experience of watching this film.
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Parasite has been getting all sorts of buzz this awards season, and it will undoubtedly be getting more attention from audiences now that it’s nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars. Even though Parasite is available to own on digital and will be available on Blu-ray and DVD next week, soon there will be a whole new way to experience the compelling, suspenseful thriller.
NEON has announced that Parasite will be getting a limited re-release in theaters in black and white, something that director Bong Joon-ho has long wanted to do as a filmmaker. And this wasn’t some last minute decision made in order to make a little bit more cash. A black and white cut of the movie has been completed since before Parasite premiered at the Cannes Film Festival last year, and now it’s coming to theaters in the United States. Read More »
The 2020 Sundance Film Festival kicks off today, and one of our most anticipated movies playing up in the mountains of Park City, Utah is the latest directorial effort from Mudbound and Pariah director Dee Rees.
The Last Thing He Wanted, based on Joan Dideon’s novel of the same name, finds Anne Hathaway as journalist Elena McMahon, who ends up caught in the middle of the Iran-Contra scandal. The affair saw weapons being sold to the Khomeini government of the Islamic Republic of Iran in order to fund Contras, various U.S.-backed and funded right-wing rebel groups in Nicaragua, and Elena’s father (Willem Dafoe) just so happens to have dropped some unfinished arms deals in her lap.
Watch The Last Thing He Wanted trailer that was just released by Netflix to get a taste of this thrilling drama. Read More »
Director/executive producer Ava DuVernay (13th, Selma) has found the star of DMZ, her upcoming HBO Max adaptation of the Vertigo comic book series. Rosario Dawson (Rent, Unstoppable) will lead the streaming series, and you can learn details about her character below. Read More »
Bradley Cooper‘s follow-up to A Star is Born is heading to Netflix. The streaming giant has acquired the rights to the an untitled Leonard Bernstein film, which Cooper is set to direct, star in, and produce from a script he co-wrote with Oscar-winning Spotlight writer Josh Singer.
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It’s been some time since director David Lynch brought Twin Peaks: The Return to Showtime. The filmmaker has kept relatively quiet since then, but today is his birthday, and he actually has a present to give us in the form of a short film on Netflix.
Overnight, Netflix released What Did Jack Do?, a 17-minute black and white short film where David Lynch plays a detective interrogating a monkey who is being questioned about possibly committing a murder. Before you ask: no, this isn’t just David Lynch asking questions to a monkey that sits in silence and looks adorable in response to the questions. The monkey talks, and as you’ve already guessed, it’s pretty freakin’ weird. Read More »
In a new approach to Nick Hornby’s 1995 novel of the same name, Hulu’s High Fidelity TV series puts Zoë Kravitz (Mad Max: Fury Road) in the lead role of Rob Brooks as she takes a look back at the five biggest heartbreaks in her life, all so she can figure out why she keeps having her heart broken. John Cusack starred in the film adaptation from back in 2000, and the latest High Fidelity TV series trailer shows the spirit of the film and the lead character have both been kept intact. Read More »
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Apple TV+ presented panels to the Television Critics Association for the first time since its launch on November 1. Two of the shows appearing on the panel shows have already been renewed for a second season before they premiere (just like some of the shows that have already debuted on the streamer), and Apple announced premiere dates for them and a couple other upcoming original series.
Chris Evans, Josh Gad, Kristen Bell, Daveed Diggs, Rob McElhenney, and more star in the upcoming Apple TV+ shows Defending Jacob, Central Park, Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banqet, and Home Before Dark. And you can find out all about them below. Read More »
We’re just one week away from the release of Star Trek: Picard, the highly-anticipated CBS All Access streaming series that features the return of Sir Patrick Stewart as beloved Trek character Captain Jean-Luc Picard. And because CBS clearly knows what audiences want, a new clip has made its way online that includes Picard and his dog aimlessly wandering through the former Starfleet officer’s gorgeous vineyard. Read More »