Guillermo del Toro has always been a wonderful Twitter presence, frequently sharing his unabashed love for cinema, television, and frequent collaborator Doug Jones. But after a period of silence during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic quarantine, del Toro has one-upped himself with a massive Twitter thread about the many books and films he’s consuming to get him through his quarantine.
The Shape of Water director, who has taken a break from filming his upcoming Nightmare Alley, invited his fellow filmmakers and all of Twitter to share their own reading and watch lists, and was quickly answered by the likes of Darren Aronofsky, Ava DuVernay, Rian Johnson, Ari Aster, and more, culminating in maybe the best list of recommendations floating around for free on the Internet.
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Ugh, here we go. The “funny” Razzie Nominations have been announced, and as usual, they’re bad. Since 1981, the Golden Raspberry Awards have been leading the way in nominating movies they consider to be the worst of the worst Hollywood has to offer. These nominations are meant to be both tongue-in-cheek and “reward” bad films and bad performances, but often, they target movies that are misunderstood or simply bold. If anything, the nominations continually prove that the Razzies are kind of useless. The 2018 Razzie Nominations are below.
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The Batman is in good hands right now. Putting aside whatever you think of Zack Snyder‘s portrayal of the character, it’s Ben Affleck who has the keys to Batman franchise. The director of Gone Baby Gone, The Town, and Argo is making the next Batman film, so there’s reason to look forward to the future of these movies. We still don’t fully know what to expect from Affleck’s vision for Batman, but we do know what the franchise would look like if The Dark Knight Returns writer Frank Miller had his druthers.
Below, learn Frank Miller’s Batman movie idea.
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We’re mere months away from seeing Noah, the latest film from Darren Aronofsky, and a new poster has been released to remind us that the flood is coming. It shows a frightening-looking Russell Crowe with a weapon and lots of rain, all but disregarding the film’s impressive supporting cast, and the story’s presumed religious elements. Even so, it’s a striking poster that’ll potentially get people interested despite its simplicity. Check it out below. Read More »
Don’t let anyone tell you science fiction isn’t the latest trend sweeping Hollywood. It might take a few years to really take hold but films like this year’s Oblivion, After Earth, Gravity and Ender’s Game have studio executives prepping for a whole new wave of sci-fi projects. Universal picked up a new one earlier today and now Paramount has the latest. It’s a novel called Nexus by Ramez Naam and it’ll be produced by Mary Parent through Disruption and Darren Aronofsky via Protozoa. Screenwriters Ari Handel and Mark Heyman are in talks to adapt.
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Odds are if you’re a male between the ages of 20 and 40, you have a soft spot in your heart for Hulk Hogan. In the ’80s and ’90s, Hogan was everywhere, quickly becoming one of the most famous people in the world as he ascended the ladder of professional wrestling. The superstardom lead to cartoon shows, movie roles and so much more.
In recent years though, Hogan has fallen from grace, becoming a tabloid mainstay due to his messy public divorce, issues with his kids, a reality show and most recently a sex tape. But Hogan hasn’t shied away from the spotlight. Instead he’s embraced it, doing a national press tour in the midst of one controversy and thereby inciting another.
One of the stops on Hogan’s tour was The Howard Stern Show. While there he not only said he wanted a role in The Expendables 3, but that director Darren Aronofsky offered him the lead in The Wrestler. Aronofsky quickly took to Twitter to deny Hogan’s claims. Why would Hogan lie? Read some quotes and hear the audio after the jump. Read More »
Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan isn’t even playing on 100 screens in the United States yet but, based on back to back huge weekends at the box office, it’s safe to say the film is building some serious word of mouth. However, while most of that word of mouth is incredibly positive, there are plenty of people who find many of the film’s more eccentric and out there moments to be comical.
It’s safe to assume that Jeffrey McHale is one of those people. The director/editor has made a very clever trailer mash up using the full audio track from the Black Swan trailer, edited with applicable footage from Paul Verhoeven’s infamous Showgirls. And, to be honest, it works extremely well. It is NSFW however, as Showgirls was an NC-17 movie. Check it out after the break. Read More »
Almost three years ago, MGM announced they were going to remake RoboCop. They even made a poster touting the then 2010 release and, eventually, Darren Aronofsky came on board as a director. However, MGM soon encountered some famous financial troubles and Aronofsky moved on to make Black Swan, which opens Friday. RoboCop seemed all but dead, especially since Aronofsky’s Black Swan follow-up will be another big budget superhero movie, The Wolverine, and then possibly another machine/man movie called Machine Man. But in a recent interview, Aronofsky left a glimmer of hope open for anyone who would still like to see his take on the revered 1987 Paul Verhoeven film. Read More »
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At the very least, each of Clint Mansell’s movie scores strengthens the film it accompanies and at the very best, his music works extraordinarily both in the picture and as standalone listening. With Lux Aeterna, his most astonishing cue from the Requiem for a Dream soundtrack, he managed to write one of the most beloved, discussed and arguably overplayed pieces of film music in the medium’s entire history.
After a career in the band Pop Will Eat Itself, Mansell’s first two scores were for Darren Aronfosky‘s Pi and Requiem for a Dream, and he’s gone on to write the music for every one of Aronfosky’s films since. That will continue, unsurprisingly but still thankfully, with Aronfosky’s next movie, Black Swan.
If you’re not up on Black Swan, and perhaps know it only as the film where Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis are going to have an ‘intense’ bedroom scene, we’ve done our best to cover all news about the film here at /Film. Some good holiday time reading for you there.
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