Polly Pocket movie

Increasingly, Hollywood seems to be reaching outside the realm of earlier films and TV shows when it comes to adapting recognizable intellectual property into new stories. Here’s another example of a toy serving as the basis for a film: Lena Dunham (Girls, Tiny Furniture) is set to write and direct a Polly Pocket movie for Mattel Films and MGM, and the film will be based on the toy that became a phenomenon in the 1990s. Lily Collins (Mank) is set to star as the title character.
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david fincher on hollywood

I’m tipsy, and I’m thinking about Mank, both the movie and the man. I like to think he’d enjoy the thought of somebody drinking and writing about a portrayal of himself almost 70 years after his death. Maybe I’m wrong. What I do know is that Mank is a great movie.

Mank is also Fincher’s most revealing work to date. It is an epic drama that conveys what he has to say about films and the people behind them. Fincher isn’t exactly known for his warmth as a storyteller. The ending of The Game and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button are the possible exceptions, but even those are about how death is coming for us all. Mank is a rare life-affirming experience from the filmmaker, about the importance of people, not films. 

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Emily in Paris

Sex and the City followed the exploits of a sex columnist and her horny friends as they navigated intimacy, eroticism and romance in New York City. Now series creator Darren Star is bringing some of that energy to the City of Lights with his new Netflix series.

Emily in Paris follows Lily Collins (Love Rosie, Mirror Mirror) as a young, single marketing executive who suddenly lands her dream job in Paris. What’s a girl to do in the most romantic city in the world? Well, she’s going to hook up with guys, tour the sights, venture outside of her comfort zone, and shake up the office of a French luxury marketing company. Watch the bubbly Emily in Paris trailer for a peek at the series. Read More »

Mank First Look Photos

Director David Fincher is back with his first feature film since Gone Girl in 2016. The film is called Mank, and Netflix will be releasing it this fall, hoping to get some awards season glory with a story about screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz as he worked on the screenplay for the influential Hollywood classic Citizen Kane, directed by Orson Welles.

In honor of the 79th anniversary of the wide release of Citizen Kane, Netflix released a batch of Mank first look photos, revealing Gary Oldman as Mankiewicz, as well as Amanda Seyfried, Charles Dance, and Lily Collins, all in glorious black and white photography. Read More »

mank cast fincher

After a long hiatus from feature filmmaking, David Fincher has decided to head back to the movies with Mank, a biopic of Citizen Kane screenwriter Herman Mankiewicz. We already know that Gary Oldman is playing Mankiewicz, but what about the rest of the cast, which includes Amanda Seyfried, Lily Collins, and more? Info has finally trickled out as to who’s who in the Mank cast, including which actor is playing Orson Welles. The answer may shock you! Or not! Just keep reading!

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Tolkien review

Tolkien: it’s much better than it looks! That’s my one sentence review of Fox Searchlight’s new biopic about John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, the author of novels like The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings and the father of modern fantasy writing, but I’ll devote several more to explaining why it’s worth your time. Read More »

Tolkien locations

Last week, I joined a handful of other journalists to visit Oxford, England, the old stomping grounds of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit author J.R.R. Tolkien, who is the subject of a new biopic called Tolkien. In addition to interviewing the stars of the film, Nicholas Hoult and Lily Collins, I cut together a video featuring several of the locations we visited, including filming locations used in the movie and some key places where the real Tolkien studied, worked, and drank. Check it out below.
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Tolkien contest

Fox Searchlight has been developing a movie based on the life of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings author J.R.R. Tolkien for six years, and Tolkien is finally coming to theaters this May. And if you’re a fan of the author and you live in the Los Angeles area, you’re in luck: we’re holding a contest and giving away five pairs of tickets to a special early screening that will include a Q&A with the filmmakers and the cast. Read on to find out details about the screening and how you can win.
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Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile trailer new

Zac Efron gives what is undoubtedly the performance of his career in Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile. Efron plays notorious serial killer Ted Bundy in a film that attempts to show how Bundy manipulated those closest to him into believing he was a perfectly normal, perfectly nice guy. Netflix scooped up the film at Sundance, and will bring it to viewers this May. Watch the Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile trailer below.

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extremely wicked shockingly evil and vile clip

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile was one of the buzziest titles to come out of the Sundance Film Festival, due to its sordid subject matter and what’s been dubbed a “career-best performance” by star Zac Efron. But this Ted Bundy biopic will take a while before it hits U.S. theaters, making its way to the U.K. first.

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