Harley Quinn and the gang are dying to save the world in The Suicide Squad trailer. After David Ayer’s wildly disappointing first film, the franchise is now in the hands of James Gunn and based on the footage below, that’s for the best. This red-band trailer makes it pretty clear from the jump that Gunn has put together a funny, vulgar, violent new movie that will have you forgetting all about what came before. Watch The Suicide Squad trailer below. Read More »
Dead Pigs is the kind of directorial debut that declares a new voice is on the scene. “Pure” is a word that comes up in our conversation with filmmaker Cathy Yan, whose first feature-length film is just that. It called to mind a Danny Boyle quote, that first movies often represent your best work because you never know if you’ll get another shot, so why not try everything you’ve dreamed of seeing in a movie?
Dead Pigs plays exactly like that – an unfiltered dream. It has a strange magic to it. There are the dead pigs; skyscraper’s bright lights contrasted with the streets and country life; a heroine (played by Vivian Wu) in a lone house dedicated to respecting the past and fighting the future; and both a singalong and a wonderful reference to the 2006 film Step Up. Yan’s debut is inspiringly brazen and bursting with life and personality. That personal style made Yan’s sophomore effort, Birds of Prey, one of the hipper comic book movies in recent years.
Yan’s debut caught the eye of Margot Robbie, who was impressed by the scope of the characters and world Yan captured. “You can’t pull off a film in China for as little money as she had, and make it look so incredible, and still care about the characters more than anything,” Robbie said. “She just — in my mind — nailed it.”
After years of limbo, Dead Pigs is finally available to stream on Mubi today. We spoke to Yan about revisiting her debut film years after she shot it and the joy of having a movie that shows who she is finally out in the world.
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I don’t know about you, but whenever there’s a movie adapted from some other source material on the way, my one and only thought is: “Will this movie honor the IP?” That’s all that matters. Art be damned, I just want to make sure the intellectual property is being treated like some sort of sacred text! Especially if that property happens to be toys, the most sacrosanct of all things. Thankfully, the Margot Robbie Barbie movie is doing just that, according to Robbie herself. But the actress also added that the film will “give you something totally different,” so I honestly don’t know what to believe anymore.
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After taking a detour to space for his most recent film, First Man, filmmaker Damien Chazelle is returning to a Hollywood setting for his newest movie, Babylon. Emma Stone, who won an Oscar for her performance in Chazelle’s terrific 2016 movie La La Land, has had to drop out of playing the lead role in his upcoming feature – and Margot Robbie (Birds of Prey) is being eyed to replace her. Read More »
Margot Robbie already has quite the reputation as a big screen criminal thanks to her fantastic portrayal of The Joker’s ex-girlfriend, the Clown Princess of Crime, Harley freakin’ Quinn. But this fall, Paramount Pictures has her on the run from the law in a very different kind of movie.
Dreamland finds Margot Robbie playing a fugitive bank robber on the run from the law in the middle of the Great Depression. Desperate to make an escape to the Southern border, she’ll do whatever she has to in order to survive, but she doesn’t exactly seem like a stone cold criminal. There’s something more to this woman than meets the eye. Watch the trailer below. Read More »
David O. Russell, a filmmaker who continues to land high-profile work despite several accusations of abusive behavior, has a new project lined-up, and it has quite the cast. Christian Bale and Margot Robbie are already on board, and now John David Washington has joined the ensemble as well. Legendary cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki will shoot the movie. And just what is the movie about? No one knows! Well, I’m sure people involved with the movie know, but they’re not talking.
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DC FanDome finally brought us a first look at James Gunn‘s The Suicide Squad. The DC Comics movie continues the adventures of a few characters from 2016’s Suicide Squad, but thanks to the Guardians of the Galaxy director stepping behind the camera, the movie has a completely new style and it seems to have a much more vibrant look that draws from the colorful side of DC Comics. Along with that, there’s a huge new roster of characters, many of them from the more obscure pages of John Ostrander‘s run on the comic book series. Since people probably don’t know a lot about them, here are The Suicide Squad characters explained. Read More »
Suicide Squad wasn’t exactly a runaway hit when it arrived in theaters back in 2016. But we can’t disregard it completely since it did give us the gifts of Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, and Viola Davis as Amanda Waller. They’re all back in The Suicide Squad, the latest iteration of the DC Comics villain ensemble, this time with Guardians of the Galaxy franchise director James Gunn behind the camera, and an insane new roster of cast members. If the Suicide Squad featurette that just debuted is any indicator, you’re gonna forget all about that other Suicide Squad movie. Read More »
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Yo-ho, yo-ho, it’s a pirate’s life for Margot Robbie. The Birds of Prey and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood star is hoisting the mainsail and swabbing the poop and doing other naval terms you’ve heard in movies but don’t know what they mean, because she’s set to star in a new Pirates of the Caribbean movie at Disney. And she’s brought along Birds of Prey and Bumblebee screenwriter Christina Hodson for the ride.
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Stuck inside with hours to spare, ordinary people resort to baking bread or taking up embroidery. But celebrities and stunt people are getting a little more creative with their extra time and isolation.
A slew of female celebrities and stuntwomen have banded together for the “Boss Bitch Fight Challenge,” a video of virtual ass-kicking telephone which has gone viral for the amount of famous faces — including Scarlett Johansson, Margot Robbie, Drew Barrymore, Halle Berry, and more — willing to take fake beatings from professional stuntwomen. The whole challenge was started by Quentin Tarantino-verse actor and stuntwoman Zoe Bell, who gathered other Tarantino alums and other female celebrity friends to beat each other up virtually.
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