Dead for a Dollar

Walter Hill, the legendary filmmaker behind 48 Hrs.Streets of FireThe Warriors, and so much more, is getting back behind the camera for the Western Dead for a Dollar. It’s Hill’s first feature since 2016’s questionable The Assignment, and will have the director working with Christoph Waltz and Willem Dafoe in a tale of a bounty hunter operating out of the New Mexico Territory in 1897.

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the english

Emily Blunt is heading West for her new project — but at least this time, she gets to keep her accent. Blunt is set to star in The English, a Western series at Amazon and BBC One, playing an Englishwoman who arrives in the 1890s Wild West on a quest for revenge.

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young guns 3

Ready for Young Guns 3: Much Older Guns? Well, you better get ready, because it just might happen. Emilio Estevez, the once and future Billy the Kid, has revealed that a potential third entry in the Young Guns franchise is “definitely in the works,” somehow. Young Guns, released in 1988, and Young Guns II, released in 1990, were heavily fictionalized retellings of the wild days of Billy the Kid and all his outlaw pals. I don’t know if you could call them good movies, but they sure were entertaining. And now a third one is inexplicably being considered.

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news of the world clip exclusive

In News of the World, Tom Hanks is a Civil War veteran who travels from town to town to read folks the news. Along the way, he comes across an orphaned child (Helena Zengel) and accepts the responsibility of bringing her home. But the journey will not be without peril. The Paul Greengrass-directed film is headed to digital and Blu-ray this month, and to mark the occasion, we’re debuting an exclusive News of the World clip.

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Chloe Zhao Dracula

Universal’s attempt to revive their classic monsters continues with a new take on Dracula, but this doesn’t sound like any other Dracula movie we’ve seen before. The studio has hired Chloe Zhao, director of Nomadland and the upcoming Marvel movie Eternals, to adapt the classic tale of the bloodsucking count. Zhao’s approach will be a futuristic, sci-fi Western take on the material. Yes, really.

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Amy Adams Outlawed TV Series

Amy Adams is about to head into the Old West. Not only has the Arrival and Enchanted star has just landed the lead role in A24’s TV series adaptation of Anna North‘s best-selling novel Outlawed, but the six-time Oscar nominee will also be producing the show through her own Bond Group Entertainment production banner. Read More »

Tombstone

(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.)

The Movie: Tombstone

Where You Can Stream It: Amazon Prime Video

The Pitch: Former lawman Wyatt Earp and his brothers move with their families to Tombstone, Arizona to make it rich. But when a gang called The Cowboys starts terrorizing the area, the Earps and their old pal Doc Holliday decide that they can’t just stand by and watch, setting up a massive conflict which erupts into violence during a famous showdown at the O.K. Corral.

Why It’s Essential Viewing: Because this movie straight up rules, that’s why. Read More »

news of the world review

Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd is a newsman. No, he doesn’t report the news. Nor does he work for a newspaper. Instead, he drifts from town to town on his rickety horse-drawn cart and brings the news to those too weary, too busy, and otherwise unable to read it themselves. For a small fee, Kidd will stand up in front of a meeting room and comb through the pages of newspapers, looking for stories to tell. And not just any stories. “Something to take us away from our troubles,” he tells the crowds over and over again. It’s a lovely little concept, and when you have Tom Hanks as the guy telling the stories, it’s hard not to hang on every word.

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news of the world release

News of the World may reach the rest of the world before it reaches the States. The Paul Greengrass period drama starring Tom Hanks is currently working through a deal that would give its overseas distribution to Netflix, which would release the film on its streaming service internationally. Universal is still planning to release the film theatrically in the U.S. this December.

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News of the World featurette

“I love listening to a great story as much as I like telling one,” Tom Hanks says in a brand new News of the World featurette. In director Paul Greengrass‘s western, Hanks plays a storyteller of sorts: his character reads the news to folks in small towns who are so disconnected from world events that they might never hear updates from the “outside world” otherwise. Check out some new footage in the featurette below. Read More »