ghost army movie

The military is about to get seriously spooky thanks to Ben Affleck! The former Batman is set to direct and star in Ghost Army, from a script by True Detective creator Nic Pizzolato. Despite that title, there are no specters floating around the film rattling chains. Instead, Ghost Army tells the true story of a secret World War II military force that used tricks and fakery to fool the Nazis. This premise sounds similar to Affleck’s Argo, which may be what attracted him to the project. More on the Ghost Army movie below.

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Catch-22 Trailer

George Clooney has dabbled with wartime satire as the producer and star of The Men Who Stare at Goats, but now he’s fully leaning into the unexpected comedy that comes from World War II with a series adaptation of Joseph Heller’s classic novel Catch-22.

Hulu is behind the Catch-22 series, which follows the adventures and misadventures of a US air squadron in Italy during the historical global war. Christopher Abbott stars in the series as a bombardier who isn’t too happy that thousands of people want to kill him even though they don’t even know him. But the larger problem is that the Air Force keeps increasing the number of missions men must fly in order to complete their service. And there doesn’t seem to be any way out. Watch the Catch-22 trailer below to see the kind of madness he has to deal with. Read More »

apocalypse now final cut

Francis Ford Coppola has tinkered with Apocalypse Now in the past, but now he’s ready to deliver what he considers the final cut. Coppola went back to his Vietnam War epic to craft a new, definitive version, which will debut at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. There’s no word yet on what will happen after the Tribeca screening, but it’s safe to assume the Apocalypse Now: Final Cut will find its way to Blu-ray eventually.

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1917 cast

Make way for British Men: The Movie. No, that’s not actually the name of this new movie, but it may as well be judging by the sheer amount of pale white skin and sharp cheekbones that its cast shares. The film is Sam Mendes‘ latest effort, a World War I drama titled 1917, which takes place on a single day at the height of the Great War. The 1917 cast has just added British heartthrobs young and old to its numbers, including Colin Firth, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Richard Madden.

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da 5 bloods cast

Spike Lee‘s Da 5 Bloods has just added two The Wire alums to its star-studded cast. Clarke Peters and Isiah Whitlock Jr. are joining the cast of the Netflix Vietnam War film, which already stars Black Panther‘s Chadwick Boseman. Joining them in the Da 5 Bloods cast are Norm LewisMélanie Thierry and Jasper Pääkkönen.

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Victory Remake

Director Jaume Collet-Serra is best known for delivering action thrillers with Liam Neeson that are more than a little unbelievable. Unknown, Non-Stop, Run All Night and The Commuter all hail from the Spanish filmmaker, but it seems like he’s switching gears in his career a little bit. Coming up, we’ll see what Collet-Serra can do with Disney and Dwayne Johnson in the theme park ride adaptation Jungle Cruise, and soon he’ll be tackling a hybrid sports drama and prison escape remake called Victory at Warner Bros. Pictures. Read More »

the things they carried movie

The Things They Carried, a book I’m sure many of us read in a high school Lit class, is getting the big screen treatment. Rupert Sanders, director of Snow White and the Huntsman and the ill-received live-action Ghost in the Shell, will direct a film based on Tim O’Brien‘s book of short stories about the Vietnam War. Scott B. Smith, author (and screenplay adapter) of both A Simple Plan and The Ruins, will tackle the script.

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Chadwick Boseman to Star in Da 5 Bloods

Director Spike Lee and actor Chadwick Boseman have been riding quite the wave throughout awards season. Spike Lee’s latest film BlacKkKlansman is nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars, and it also landed him a Best Director nomination. Meanwhile, Chadwick Boseman is the star of the Best Picture nominated Black Panther, which earned six other noms. Now the two are teaming up for a new project at Netflix called Da 5 Bloods. Read More »

2019 American Society of Cinematographers Awards Winners - Cold War

Even though Roma walked away with the big prizes at the 2019 BAFTAs, there’s one award it wasn’t able to pick up from the American Society of Cinematographers.

Even though Roma has been cleaning up throughout awards season, it appears to be facing some strong competition from Pawel Pawlikowski‘s Cold War. The film has been nominated for Best Cinematography alongside Alfonso Cuarón‘s work in Roma several times, but it’s only won in a few critics circles. Until now. Director of photography Lukasz Zal finally upset Roma in a big way by winning one of the major 2019 American Society of Cinematographers awards. Does that mean we could see an upset at the Oscars? Read More »

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catch-22 teaser

George Clooney is a bad lieutenant, but hopefully a good director and executive producer of the upcoming Hulu miniseries based off Joseph Heller’s classic satirical novel, Catch-22.

Clooney pulls triple duty as the director and executive producer the series with partner Grant Heslov (Good Night and Good Luck), and as the Lieutenant (later Colonel and eventually General) Scheisskopf, whose ambition and odd fixation on parades present a major obstacle for Christopher Abbott‘s protagonist Captain John Yossarian. And both Clooney and Abbott, as well as stars Kyle Chandler and Hugh Laurie, take center stage in the first Catch-22 teaser released by Hulu.

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