Let’s start with something you don’t see in a lot of video game reviews: an accessibility disclaimer. There is unprecedented depth to the number of accessibility options within The Last of Us: Part II. This is intended for those visually/sonically impaired, those with physical disabilities (something that I personally am glad is being addressed), or people that simply don’t play video games enough to properly work a controller but that still want to experience a riveting narrative. With that said, I strongly urge someone to read this review even if they have never played a video game before, as maybe this would be a good starting point and that, from this point forward, games will further keep inclusivity in mind and eradicate gatekeeping.
With that out of the way, it must be set upfront that the bar is already set astronomically high for Game of the Decade, as Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us: Part II (directed by the sole writer of the first game, Neil Druckmann, scribing the decidedly more female-focused sequel alongside Westworld‘s Halley Gross) delivers on its mountainous ambition.
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The Batman is currently on hold from shooting due to, well, everything. But that doesn’t mean we can’t still talk about Matt Reeves‘ upcoming new take on the Caped Crusader. Jeffrey Wright, who plays Commissioner Gordon in the upcoming reboot, offered some more insight into what we can expect. And while his comments are on the vague side, they’re tantalizing enough to parse out. Plus: he’s really impressed with the new Batmobile.
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Ryan Coogler rightfully earned loads of praise for directing and co-writing Marvel Studios’ Black Panther, but his co-writer on that film, Joe Robert Cole, sort of fell by the wayside in a lot of the discussions about that movie. Now Cole is putting a new film entirely on his own shoulders: he’s written and directed a generational drama for Netflix called All Day and a Night, and its trailer has just arrived. Check out Jeffrey Wright (Westworld) and Ashton Sanders (Moonlight) as a father and son seemingly trapped in a cycle of violence below. Read More »
The plot of Matt Reeves’ The Batman is still fairly cloaked in mystery, but the director and stars continue to hint at what the latest Caped Crusader outing will entail. Here’s what we know: Robert Pattinson will don the cape and cowl in an adventure that takes place early on in Batman’s career, taking him face-to-face with familiar rogues like Catwoman (Zoe Kravitz), the Riddler (Paul Dano), and Penguin (Colin Farrell). But what comic adventure could possibly provide the template for a story featuring so many villains? According to a cryptic image from The Batman star Jeffrey Wright, who plays the noble Commissioner Gordon, it might be the classic comic book series The Long Halloween.
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Robin may be the ally most associated with Batman, but a close runner-up would be Commissioner Gordon. The grizzled police commissioner who turns a blind eye to Batman’s vigilante activities and turns to the caped crusader when Gotham is in need of help, Gordon is an essential part of the Batman mythos and thus would need a capable actor to play him in Matt Reeves‘ upcoming film, The Batman. Following earlier reports that Jeffrey Wright was set to join The Batman cast in the role of the trusty commissioner, Reeves has now confirmed that the Westworld and Casino Royale actor is putting on the trench coat and fedora.
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Robert Pattinson‘s new iteration of The Dark Knight may have just found one of his most important allies.
A new report says that Jeffrey Wright (Casino Royale, Westworld) is in talks to play Commissioner Gordon in The Batman for director Matt Reeves.
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Even though 20th Century Fox isn’t exactly doing The Walt Disney Company any favors with their box office performance this year, Fox Searchlight is still operating like it’s business as usual. The more indie-focused and award-driven arm of Fox has just secured the worldwide distribution rights to Wes Anderson‘s next film, The French Dispatch. This comes after Fox Searchlight released Isle of Dogs, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Fantastic Mr. Fox and The Darjeeling Limited. Learn more below. Read More »
John Crowley‘s 2015 film Brooklyn was one of my favorites of that year, and now the director is finally back with his next movie: The Goldfinch, a star-studded adaptation of a novel that was even more acclaimed than Brooklyn. Oakes Fegley (the kid from the Pete’s Dragon remake), Ansel Elgort (Baby Driver), Nicole Kidman (Big Little Lies), and many more co-star in this movie based on author Donna Tartt‘s novel, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 2014. Check out the latest trailer below. Read More »
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Several months ago, we exclusively revealed that Marvel Studios was developing a What If? animated anthology series that would explore alternate stories in the MCU like “what if Thanos had joined the Avengers?” Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige announced some new details about the series from Comic-Con’s Hall H stage tonight, including the fact that over two dozen MCU actors are coming back to lend their voices to the show and that Jeffrey Wright has joined the cast as The Watcher. Read on to find out what we learned. Read More »
Jeffrey Wright stars in O.G., a new film from HBO debuting next month. Wright plays a man in the final weeks of a 24-year prison sentence. The nature of Wright’s release becomes challenged when he decides to take a new inmate under his wing. Director Madeleine Sackler filmed O.G. in a real prison, with some of the men incarcerated there appearing in the film. Watch the O.G. trailer below.
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