Director Richard Kelly shot onto the Hollywood scene with the psychological thriller Donnie Darko starring Jake Gyllenhaal in 2001. A few years later, he returned with the fascinating but underwhelming Southland Tales, followed by the odd, cautionary tale The Box. Since then he’s pretty much disappeared, popping up only as a producer for Operation: Endgame back in 2010. But now the filmmaker might be making a comeback with the a biopic focusing on one of sci-fi’s most influential creative minds: The Twilight Zone creator Rod Serling. Read More »
Before Destin Daniel Cretton heads to Marvel to helm the highly anticipated Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, the Short Term 12 director is squeezing in one last dramatic stunner. This time, Cretton teams up with Michael B. Jordan to tell the true story of attorney Bryan Stevenson’s fight for justice for a criminal on death row (Jamie Foxx), in Just Mercy. Watch the Just Mercy trailer below.
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Two popes enter – one pope leaves. It’s the ultimate papal smackdown! The Two Popes dramatizes the story of the short reign of Pope Benedict and his successor Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, aka Pope Francis (dudes change their name when they become the pope; it’s a whole thing). Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce star as the two men of faith. Watch The Two Popes trailer below.
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Once Upon a Time in Hollywood has already crossed a few box office milestones for an original film this year, but it may be soon getting some repeat business. At the Los Angeles-based New Beverly Cinema, viewers of Quentin Tarantino’s latest film will get treated to a Once Upon a Time in Hollywood short directed by Tarantino himself.
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Sacha Baron Cohen is best known for crafting wild characters like Borat, Brüno and Ali G, not to mention his recent string of characters from the Emmy-nominated series Who Is America? at Showtime. But over at Netflix, the comedian will be getting deadly serious in a new limited series called The Spy, telling the true story of an Israeli spy named Eli Cohen, who is actually a distant relative of the actor. As the trailer shows, Cohen is really trying to broaden his horizons as an actor with such a dramatic turn. Read More »
Steven Soderbergh‘s Netflix partnership is proving quite fruitful for Hollywood’s fastest-working auteur, who assembles an A-list cast for his latest film, The Laundromat. Starring Meryl Streep, Gary Oldman, and Antonio Banderas (only one of whom is doing a weird accent), The Laundromat sees Soderbergh tackling The Panama Papers after his last Netflix film, High Flying Bird, took on the NBA. Watch The Laundromat trailer below.
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It’s been over a year and a half since we learned that Fox Searchlight was teaming with producer DeVon Franklin for a movie about Richard Montanez, the man who invented Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. That might sound like a desperate attempt to craft a movie with built-in advertising for one of the most popular snacks on shelves today, but the story of the man behind Flamin’ Hot Cheetos is an inspiring and true rags-to-riches story, and thankfully, Mexican-American multi-hyphenate Eva Longoria will be directing. Read More »
If the thought of going back to high school terrifies you, and the thought of performing on a stage gives you full-body shivers, the new Disney+ series Encore!, which combines those two things, may be enough to send you running for the hills. But for those who are looking for uplifting reality programming and are fans of the delightful Kristen Bell (Frozen, Veronica Mars), this could be a nice surprise. The first trailer for the show debuted at this year’s D23 Expo, and you can check it out below. Read More »
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After appearing on Boardwalk Empire, Waco, and The Little Drummer Girl, Oscar nominee Michael Shannon is heading back to television once again. He’ll play former Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss in a new HBO pilot which chronicles the high-flying “Showtime” era of the team during the 1980s. Adam McKay (Step Brothers, The Big Short) is executive producing the show and directing the pilot. Here’s what we know. Read More »
Fox News is probably the most nefarious, hypocritical news network out there (deal with it), and it’s largely thanks to the despicable men who helped make it the conservative-leaning media giant that it is today. No one deserves more credit for the degradation of cable news than Roger Ailes, and the story of his takedown from the empire he helped create is about to be told in a new movie called Bombshell from director Jay Roach.
Bombshell follows Charlize Theron and Nicole Kidman as former Fox News personalities Megyn Kelly and Gretchen Carlson and the story of how they fought back against the sexual harassment and chauvinistic behavior of Roger Ailes, who will be portrayed by John Lithgow. The first Bombshell trailer has arrived, and while it’s a short glimpse at the movie, it’s also extremely effective in how it creates intrigue and tension, even if it doesn’t entirely lay out what the movie is actually about. Read More »