porgy and bess movie

Dee Rees has found her next project. The director, who earned an Oscar nod for her screenplay for 2017’s Mudbound, is set to write and direct a feature film adaptation of Porgy and Bess, the George Gershwin opera set in the slums of Charleston that became a Tony-winning Broadway musical. Rees’ Porgy and Bess movie adaptation comes more than 60 years after Otto Preminger first brought the story to the big screen with Sidney Poitier in the lead.

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Parasite in Theaters

Parasite was first released in limited theaters all the way back in October 2019 before expanding to a wider release in November. Since then, it’s been kicking around movie theaters as it picked up more and more awards season buzz. Now that the movie has been named Best Picture at the Academy Awards, it’s getting its widest theatrical release yet, with NEON expanding the movie to over 2,000 theaters this weekend, giving everybody a chance to see it on the big screen. Read More »

Swimming with Sharks remake

In 1994, writer/director George Huang made a splash with Swimming with Sharks, his razor-sharp satire of Hollywood about a young, naive assistant (Frank Whaley) who gets a job working for the most powerful producer in the industry. That producer is an abusive piece of trash played by Kevin Spacey, which makes the original film a tough watch in 2020, but now a streamer is looking to remake it with women in the lead roles.

Quibi, Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman’s new mobile-only streaming platform, will be the new home of the Swimming with Sharks remake, which has Kiernan Shipka (Mad Men, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina) and Diane Kruger (Inglourious Basterds, National Treasure) on board to star. Read More »

the french dispatch poster

Life’s a magazine cover, and all the cast members of Wes Anderson‘s The French Dispatch are merely animated caricatures of themselves. Searchlight Pictures has released a new poster for The French Dispatch, Anderson’s highly anticipated comedy-drama and the first live-action film for the director since 2014’s The Grand Budapest Hotel.

The poster debut comes a day before the trailer for The French Dispatch is set to hit the internet, and teases the various stories and vignettes of the film, which follows the lives of a staff of a European publication. See the new The French Dispatch poster below.

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Shackleton

Tom Hardy will soon return to the big screen as Eddie Brock in a sequel to his 2018 hit Venom, but he’s also planning to head south in a new survival thriller. Hardy will star in a biopic of Ernest Shackleton, the legendary polar explorer who, after a disastrous crash in the Antarctic, led his expedition on a months-long journey to safety.
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Thirtysomethingelse

Before the phrase “streaming service” was a twinkle in anyone’s eye, network television ruled the airwaves in the U.S. and an ABC drama called Thirtysomething was a big deal. Now, decades after that show was cancelled, ABC is moving forward with a sequel series called Thirtysomething(else), which will feature the return of several key cast members and a new slew of actors playing the original cast’s kids, who are now in their thirties themselves.

ABC has cast the first new member of its younger ensemble: Chris Wood, who you may recognize from Supergirl or The Vampire Diaries.
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blow the man down trailer

A murder in a sleepy New England fishing town? Two sisters who quietly cover it up? Beloved character actress Margot Martindale going up against a gang of aggrieved older ladies? Blow the Man Down, an upcoming Amazon Studios film, seems like it has everything. The chilly crime drama debuted at Tribeca last year and finally gets a release on Amazon Prime Video streaming later next month. Watch the Blow the Man Down trailer below.

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radioactive trailer

StudioCanal has released the first trailer for Radioactive, and it unfortunately is not set to the song by Imagine Dragons. It does however have an all-star cast led by Rosamund Pike, who stars as Marie Curie, the brilliant scientist whose groundbreaking research on radioactivity changed the world — not necessarily for the better. Persepolis author and director Marjane Satrapi helms the true-life story of Marie Curie and her quest for recognition. Watch the Radioactive trailer below.

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all the bright places trailer

After years of playing precocious teens and stony-faced ingenues in stylish arthouse dramas, Elle Fanning will finally get to relax and just play an ordinary teen. Granted, a grieving teen who begins a tumultuous romance with Justice Smith’s angsty boy, but an ordinary grieving teen, at least. Fanning has had an interesting and envelope-pushing early careers, but it’s prevented her from starring in a cheesy romantic drama or a sentimental weepy. Now, she gets to kill two birds with one stone in Netflix’s teen drama All the Bright Places. Watch the All the Bright Places trailer below.

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the roads not taken trailer

“Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,” writes Robert Frost in his famous poem. “And sorry I could not travel both.” Frost’s beloved poem ponders the ideas of choice and self-determination with a devastatingly simple metaphor. The upcoming feature film starring Javier Bardem and Elle Fanning grapples with those same concepts, in a slightly more complicated way.

The Roads Not Taken is a film directed by British auteur Sally Potter that follows a daughter (Fanning) who takes her ailing father (Bardem) to New York City, in an attempt to snap him out of his dream state, through which he explores two other lives he never lived. Watch The Roads Not Taken trailer below.

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