The Good Nurse

Charles Cullen may be the most prolific serial killer in recorded history. A 16-year nursing career afforded him the opportunity to kill as many as 400 people, earning him the twisted nickname “The Angel of Death.” His horrific exploits have been eyed as a movie for years, and now the film, which is called The Good Nurse, seems to have gained some steam. Two high-profile actors are reportedly in “advanced negotiations” to come on board: Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything) would play Cullen, and Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty) would play a fellow nurse who helped bring him to justice. Read More »

Escape at Dannemora trailer

In 2015, two men broke out of a prison in upstate New York. They were helped by an employee who was having affairs with both of them, and a 20-day manhunt captured the nation’s imagination. Now, the incredible true story is getting the limited series treatment at Showtime with some heavy hitters on board to star. Patricia Arquette (Boyhood) plays the prison employee at the center of the controversy, Paul Dano (There Will Be Blood) plays one of the convicts, and Benicio Del Toro (Sicario) plays the mastermind of the prison break. And Ben Stiller (yes, that Ben Stiller) is directing.

Check out the Escape at Dannemora trailer below.
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City of Lies

I’m not a statistician, but I’m guessing there are at least a few of you who were excited to see City of Lies, a film that stars Johnny Depp and Forest Whitaker as they try to crack the case of who murdered iconic rapper Notorious B.I.G. (aka Biggie Smalls) in a 1997 drive-by shooting. But you’ll have to temper that excitement, because even though the movie was slated to come out exactly one month from today, it has now been yanked from release altogether. Read More »

gal gadot hedy lamarr series

Gal Gadot knows a thing or two about being judged by her looks before her ability. So it’s fitting that she will be playing a Hollywood icon whose entire legacy is defined by just that. The Wonder Woman star may play a real-life Wonder Woman, Hedy Lamarr, in a Showtime limited series from the creator of The Affair.

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BlacKkKlansman trailer

What do you do when you’re a Black person trying to infiltrate the local chapter of the KKK?

If you’re a Black person being asked this question, your immediate response should be “no thanks,” for obvious reasons. But if you spend the time thinking through the frankly ridiculous ask for the sake of the exercise, you could imagine that it would take detailed planning and a gracefulness needed to pull it off. After all, that’s the premise of the based-on-true-events BlacKkKlansman.

Luckily for new Colorado Springs detective Ron Stallworth (John David Washington), he was able to succeed with none of that in his arsenal. As for the Spike Lee-directed film based on his 2014 book however, gracefulness would have gone far to reduce the heavy-handedness of this film’s message. It’s a spirited film, but also a clumsy one.

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Sometimes, trailers slip through the cracks. That’s when a good, old-fashioned trailer roundup comes in handy. Below you’ll find an assortment of trailers for smaller, less-prominent films that you might have missed. There’s something for everyone here, especially if you’re a fan of Neil Breen.

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Alcatraz Movie

James Foley, director of Fifty Shades Freed and Glengarry Glen Ross, is set to helm Alcatraz. The film is based on the true story of three men who successfully escaped from the notorious prison and were never found. That sounds fine, I guess, but we all know this won’t be as cool as The Rock.

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stan and ollie first look

Laurel and Hardy, is that you? The classic Hollywood comedy duo were icons of slapstick comedy from 1927 to 1950, and it seemed like no one could replicate the magic of the legendary pair. But Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly come pretty close — at least in appearance.

Coogan and Reilly star as Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, respectively, in the upcoming biopic Stan & Ollie. And in the Stan & Ollie first look, the actors look like near-carbon copies of Laurel and Hardy, right down to Hardy’s little fringe.

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Lizzie trailer

The story of Lizzie Borden is re-imagined with a twist in Lizzie, a film from The Boy and Channel Zero director Craig William MacneillChloë Sevigny plays the infamous woman who was accused of hacking her father and step-mother to death with an axe, and Kristen Stewart plays the family maid, Bridget Sullivan. Watch the Lizzie trailer below.

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the woman's hour

Steven Spielberg and Hillary Clinton, two people I’m positive you’ve heard of before, are teaming up for a new TV series. The duo will produce an adaptation of Elaine Weiss‘ recently published book The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote. More on The Woman’s Hour TV series below.

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