First Man sneak peek

If you’re hitting up IMAX theaters for Mission: Impossible – Fallout this weekend (and you absolutely should), you’re in for one giant surprise. A First Man sneak peek will play in IMAX before the film, featuring a never-before-seen trailer for the Neil Armstrong biopic from director Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling.

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First Man Trailer

The story of Neil Armstrong (first dude on the moon; you might’ve heard of him) gets the biopic treatment in First Man. La La Land director Damien Chazelle re-teams with Ryan Gosling for the film, which also stars Claire Foy. Watch the First Man trailer below.

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First Man Movie Photos

It’s been nearly 40 years since we last landed on the moon. Our final mission to our orbiting satellite was on December 11, 1972 when Apollo 17 touched down on the surface. But before that, someone had to be the first man on the moon, and La La Land director Damien Chazelle will tell his story this fall.

First Man follows Ryan Gosling as astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon.  The film will tell the story of how he came to be the most famous man in the world in 1969 when he took those first historic steps. A batch of First Man movie photos give us our first look at Gosling as Armstrong, and you can check them out below. Read More »

Rocketman cast

Rocketman, a long-in-the-works biopic about superstar musician Elton John, has finally found its star: Taron Egerton, who worked with John in Kingsman: The Golden Circle. Read more about this below, along with news about a few other biopics brewing in Hollywood, including Damien Chazelle‘s Neil Armstrong movie, a film about Shia LaBeouf‘s childhood, and more.
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Damien Chazelle apple series

Damien Chazelle, the jazz aficionado filmmaker behind Whiplash and La La Land, is going to take a bite out of Apple’s foray into original TV programming with a new series. Chazelle, who also has a series in the works with Netflix, will write and direct a drama that will reunite him with La La Land producers Jordan Horowitz and Fred Berger.

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Damien Chazelle

The Academy Award-winning director behind La La Land and WhiplashDamien Chazelle, is joining forces with Netflix and screenwriter Jack Thorne (Star Wars: Episode IX) for a musical called The Eddy. Chazelle will direct two of the eight episodes, which are all set in Paris, France. After how lavish and dreamy Chazelle made Los Angeles look in La La Land, I can’t wait to see what he does with Paris.

Below, learn more about the Damien Chazelle Netflix musical series.

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Jon Bernthal First Man

Over the past few years, actor Jon Bernthal has worked with one impressive list of filmmakers: Martin Scorsese, Denis Villeneuve, Edgar Wright, Steve McQueen, and more. The actor recently wrapped shooting McQueen’s heist film, Widows, and he’ll soon work with another Oscar-winning director, Damien Chazelle (La La Land), on First Man. The actor has signed on to play astronaut Dave Scott, who was a pilot aboard the Gemini VIII mission.

Below, learn more about the Jon Bernthal First Man casting news.

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First Man cast

No surprise here: a trio of very talented actors want to work with Whiplash and La La Land director, Damien ChazelleKyle Chandler (Bloodline), Corey Stoll (Café Society), and Jason Clarke (Zero Dark Thirty) have signed up to star alongside Ryan Gosling in Chazelle’s First Man, which is about NASA’s attempt to put astronauts on the moon. They’ll start shooting the Amblin Entertainment project in the Fall.

Below, learn more about the First Man cast.

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La La Land Opening Sequence

La La Land is now available on home video for you to watch over and over again if you like being lifted up with “Another Day of Sun” and then having your heart torn out by the final, romantic but tragic musical sequence. But today, we’re going to stick with the brighter side of La La Land with an extensive breakdown of the lively, bright, upbeat opening musical number that takes place on a real Los Angeles highway.

Choreographer Mandy Moore (no, not the star of Tangled) participated in a detailed, close look at the “Another Day of Sun” musical sequence, talking about what went on behind the scenes, providing insight from what director Damien Chazelle was trying to achieve, and even telling where there are some hidden cuts. Watch the La La Land opening sequence breakdown after the jump. Read More »

Powerless Cancelled NBC

On this edition of TV Bits:

  • NBC has pulled the plug on its DC series Powerless
  • La La Land writer/director Damien Chazelle moves to the small screen
  • Jesse Eisenberg teams with Bad Robot to write, direct, and star in a new series
  • and more!

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