Without Remorse cast Bell Turner-Smith

Update: Variety reports that Queen and Slim star Jodie Turner-Smith has also been added to the cast. She’ll play Karen Greer, “a possible love interest to Jordan’s character.” In the Tom Clancy literary universe, Admiral Greer (played by James Earl Jones in three movies and Wendell Pierce in Amazon’s Jack Ryan series) recruited both Jack Ryan and John Clark/John Kelly. Karen Greer could be a relative, although she doesn’t appear in the books or previous movie/TV adaptations. Our original story from September 17 continues below.

While most of us would probably rather forget that Fox’s 2015 Fantastic Four film exists, we’re about to see two of that movie’s cast members reunite. Former Ben Grimm/The Thing actor Jamie Bell is the latest to join the Without Remorse cast, meeting up with former Johnny Storm/The Human Torch actor Michael B. Jordan, who’s leading the new spy thriller for Paramount. Learn about Bell’s role in the upcoming film below. Read More »

rocketman music video

Who wants the job of altering some of the greatest and most beautiful rock songs probably ever produced? It’s a job that’d probably scare off some musicians, but of course, not record producer and musical virtuoso Giles Martin. Martin, who’s previously remastered The Beatles’ White Album and Sgt. Pepper Lonely Hearts Club Band, does a wonderful job of keeping the beauty of Sir Elton John and Bernie Taupin’s music alive and vibrant in his altered versions.

Working on Rocketman wasn’t Martin’s first encounter with John, who recorded with his father, George Martin (often known as “the fifth Beatle”). Now that Giles Martin has worked more closely with Elton John in the studio, his life has come full-fircle. It’s an experience Martin calls “a labor of love,” and I could’ve asked the Rocketman soundtrack producer a million questions about. In the time we did have with Martin, who also has a cameo in the movie, he told us about rearranging John’s songs, what he wants to see and hear in a musical, and remastering The Beatles’ “A Day in the Life.”

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Best Adam Sandler SNL Sketches

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, the cast of Saturday Night Live talks about their favorite Adam Sandler sketches before the comedian returns to the show as host. Plus, a Hollywood screenwriter takes a crack at writing a scene in just seven minutes, and the cast of Rocketman takes a look back at the iconic style of Elton John. Read More »

skin trailer

Based on the true story of former Neo-Nazi Bryon Widner, Skin stars Jamie Bell as a skinhead who turns FBI informant against his white supremacist group. Set to be released by A24, Skin dramatizes the story of removing Widner’s removal of his tattoos and breaking out of his white-power group that was the subject in the 2011 documentary Erasing Hate. Watch the Skin trailer below.

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elton john biopic

Jamie Bell will join Taron Egerton in Rocketman, a biopic of the life of Elton John. Bell will play Bernie Taupin, the songwriter who collaborated with Elton John on 30 albums.

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Tintin 2

If you’re a fan of Steven Spielberg‘s animated adventure The Adventures of Tintin, and have longed for a sequel, here’s some good news. Spielberg says the long-awaited sequel is still happening, and that Peter Jackson will direct. Great snakes! More on Tintin 2 below.

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Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool trailer

Hollywood loves stories about old Hollywood, and now a veteran actress is getting a chance to shine in a true tale about an aging movie star. Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool tells the story of the romance between British actor Peter Turner (Jamie Bell) and Oscar-winning actress Gloria Grahame, played here by Annette Bening. While Grahame won a trophy for her work in The Bad and the Beautiful, could this be Bening’s chance to take home the gold?
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Jumper TV show

There are now not one, but two Jumper-related shows in the works right now. The director of the 2008 film, Doug Liman, is revisiting author Steven Gould‘s world with a Youtube Red Series. Whether Liman’s series, titled Impulse, has any relation to his critically panned sci-fi film is unknown, but the Jumper series starring Jamie Bell will. The star of The Adventures of Tintin and AMC’s TURN: Washington’s Spies may reprise his role as Griffin, who was one of the original film’s bright spots.

Below, learn more about the newly announced Jumper TV show.

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6 Days trailer

In 1980, six armed men stormed the Iranian Embassy in London, taking 26 people hostage at the diplomatic building in south Kensington. The SAS raid to rescue the hostages was broadcast live on British television, and became one of the most well-known sieges in recent British history. Now, the story will be shared with the rest of the world in the film adaptation 6 Days.

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fantastic four movie rights

A year ago, Fantastic Four left most fans disappointed. What was teased as a grounded, dramatic superhero movie turned out to be a complete mess. The 20th Century Fox film had a troubled production, and it showed in the final result, which was fairly joyless overall, despite a somewhat promising setup. In some of the earlier drafts of Fantastic Four, though, there was more warmth, humor, and set pieces far larger than what could’ve been pulled off with the budget.

Below, learn about some of screenwriter Jeremy Slater‘s (The Lazarus Effect) early ideas for the Fantastic Four reboot.

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