In the future, everyone will have a podcast. If there wasn’t already a plethora of podcasts available before the coronavirus pandemic, the quarantine has certainly inspired a whole swath of new audio entertainment to fight for our attention. Even media giants are getting in on the latest rise in podcast popularity, and Spotify and Audible will be adding more to the bunch.
Spotify has just struck a deal with Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment that will bring the likes of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Harley Quinn, The Joker and many more DC Comics characters into the podcast arena with an annual slate of dramatic and comedic scripted audio programming. Meanwhile, over at Audible, a handful of new shows starring Kevin Bacon, Alicia Silverstone, Christian Slater, Yvette Nicole Brown and more have just been announced. Read More »
Sean Durkin, the director of 2011’s cult thriller Martha Marcy May Marlene, hadn’t made a movie in nine years. But now he’s back with another ominous drama called The Nest, which stars Jude Law (The Talented Mr. Ripley) and Carrie Coon (The Leftovers) as a married couple who sacrifice everything to move into a sprawling country mansion overseas, only to discover that all of their dreams and aspirations have been built on a disintegrating foundation. Check out the first trailer for the movie below.
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Movie theaters will probably be back open by September…right? IFC Films sure thinks so, which is why they’ve just set a September 18 theatrical release date for The Nest, a drama starring Jude Law and Carrie Coon. IFC is no stranger to releasing titles to VOD, so the fact that they’re aiming for this theatrical release means that they have a lot of faith in the film. And that they also have a lot of faith in movie theaters being up and running again soon.
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Carrie Coon, one of those performers who is good in literally anything, is replacing Amanda Peet as one of the leads of HBO’s The Gilded Age. Peet had to drop out due to scheduling issues, and now Coon will take over her part in the period drama from Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes. The cast also includes Christine Baranski, Cynthia Nixon, Taissa Farmiga, and more, all of whom will no doubt look great in their period-appropriate costumes.
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In 2011, writer/director Sean Durkin left his mark on the Sundance Film Festival with Martha Marcy May Marlene, an intense cult drama that introduced the world to Elizabeth Olsen and won Durkin the festival’s U.S. Dramatic Directing Award. It’s been nine years since he’s made a movie, but he hasn’t missed a beat. Durkin has finally returned with his second feature, The Nest, which turns his focus to money – more specifically, one man’s desire for it and the chances he’ll take to get it. Read More »
The first trailer for Ghostbusters: Afterlife brought the franchise back yet again, this time with a heavy dose of nostalgia in the vein of Super 8 and Stranger Things. One of the chief complaints about this first trailer is that it didn’t have any comedy, a trademark of the original franchise that hailed from bona fide comedians from the likes of Saturday Night Live, The Second City and other comedy institutions. But a slightly different international cut of the Ghostbusters: Afterlife trailer does add a couple moments of humor, as well as a bit more proton pack action. Read More »
Jason Reitman‘s upcoming Ghostbusters sequel is slowly filling out the cast as the start of production gets closer. Stranger Things kid Finn Wolfhard has already been cast as a teenage boy involved in the story, and Carrie Coon is playing his single mother. Now a younger girl character has been cast with Gifted star Mckenna Grace taking the role, fresh off her brief turn as a young Carol Danvers in flashbacks from Captain Marvel. Read More »
It hasn’t been very long since we learned about the new Ghostbusters sequel in the works. The film will go back to the mythology of the original franchise and pick up 30 years after the events of Ghostbusters II. While we don’t know of any returning cast members from the original movies just yet, a couple new stars have already been signed up to join the new Ghsotbusters sequel cast. Read More »
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Jody Hill is trying to warm some hearts with his latest comedy, The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter. The co-creator of Vice Principals and director of Observe and Report hasn’t softened up his humor for his Netflix movie, but the lead characters in his father/son story are certainly far less destructive than his past protagonists. Hill’s first feature film since 2010’s Observe and Report stars Josh Brolin as a hunter and TV show host – and Danny McBride as his trusted and inappropriate cameraman – taking his son Jaden (Montana Jordan) hunting for the first time.
The story, which Hill co-wrote with McBride and John Carcieri (Eastbound & Down), has a surprisingly sweet side to it. The movie will likely feel both familiar and new for Hill’s fans. The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter has the director’s sense of humor, although it’s not quite as dark this time around. Hill says he wanted to do something different. The very polite filmmaker recently told us about the project’s history, watching old ’80s hunting videos, memories from making HBO’s Vice Principals, and more.
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Academy Award-winning director Steve McQueen is back with Widows, his first feature film since 2013’s 12 Years A Slave – and he’s lined-up a cast to die for. Viola Davis, Elizabeth Debicki, Michelle Rodriguez and Cynthia Ervio play the widows of criminals who band together to pull off a heist to pay off their dead husband’s debts. Watch the Widows trailer below.
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