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 »
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 »
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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Jordan Peele‘s Nazi-hunting series has set its targets on the rest of its ensemble cast. Percy Jackson star Logan Lerman is set to lead the Amazon series with Al Pacino playing a Nazi hunter who takes Lerman’s character under his wing. Now the rest of The Hunt cast is starting to take shape. Read More »
Lorne Michaels is best known for creating and executive producing Saturday Night Live, not to mention producing countless TV shows featuring SNL veterans and other notable comedians. Every now and then he tackles something that isn’t a straight-up comedy project, and the producer’s next big screen project doesn’t sound like it will be funny at all.
Universal Pictures is teaming up with Lorne Michaels’ Broadway Video production banner to buy the rights to The Operator, a biography written by Navy SEAL Rob O’Neill. The book not only acts as a memoir of O’Neill’s life and service, but specifically recounts the moment when he killed the terrorist leader credited with the horrific attacks of 9/11. Read More »
Don’t knock the Lord of the Rings nerd: the seminal high fantasy series was created by a young, hot man who apparently looked a lot like Nicholas Hoult. The Favourite actor stars in the upcoming biopic Tolkien as a young, good-looking J.R.R. Tolkien, the writer of The Lord of the Rings series and the highly imaginative creator of the world of elves, hobbits, and dragons that have captured the minds of generations. See the Tolkien first look below. Read More »
Posted on Friday, January 25th, 2019 by Jacob Hall
Documentaries about World War I don’t exactly set the box office on fire, but Peter Jackson‘s They Shall Not Grow Old bucked that trend. The doc opened late last year as part of a special Fathom Events presentation and proceeded to become the highest grossing release in the company’s history, making over $8 million.
Now, everyone is looking to capitalize on the interest in this fascinating film, which utilizes cutting edge film tech to restore life to century-old war footage. So if you missed the original Fathom Events release, don’t despair: They Shall Not Grow Old is opening in 500 North American theaters early next month.
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When I was handed a pair of 3D glasses to watch They Shall Not Grow Old, I rolled my eyes. How could a tired theatrical gimmick possibly add anything to a documentary about World War I? But 15 minutes into Peter Jackson’s vivid documentary, the glasses stopped digging into the sides of my head and instead helped transport me into the dazzling, achingly human archival footage that the Oscar-winning director so brilliantly restored.
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This year marks the 25th anniversary of Schindler’s List, and the film is back in select theaters for a limited time starting today. It’s a milestone motion picture, earning Steven Spielberg his first Oscar for Best Director, not to mention taking home Best Picture.
But more importantly, it’s probably the most harrowing and acclaimed depiction of the Holocaust that the big screen has ever seen. Schindler’s List inspired survivors to tell their stories, and it also inspired Spielberg to start the Shoah Foundation, an organization that exists to further the remembrance of the Holocaust to ensure that what happened all those years ago during never happens again.
In a new interview with Lester Holt on NBC Nightly News, Spielberg sat down for an extensive 22-minute segment about Schindler’s List, looking back at the making of the movie, the legacy it has created for victims and survivors, and the people who have been touched by the film over the past two and a half decades. Read More »
Both Jordan Vogt-Roberts and Nick Robinson have come a long way since their breakout hit The Kings of Summer, but the director and star are reuniting again for a short film. Joining Robinson is Kong: Skull Island actor Jason Mitchell and the short is based on the video game Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds. Directed by Vogt-Robert, the short will remind you of the joys of playing the multiplayer shooter game that dominated 2017.
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