It’s been a decade since The Dark Knight hit theaters and shattered comic book movie conventions with its dark, psychological crime drama and its iconic villain played by a revelatory Heath Ledger. But as Christopher Nolan‘s Batman movie nears its 10th birthday, actor and certified geek Patton Oswalt is bringing the film back into the headlines with a fresh new fan theory about Ledger’s agent of chaos, the Joker. And his The Dark Knight Joker theory has a pretty compelling explanation about where the Joker got his scars.
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Animation studio Illumination Entertainment had a huge hit with 2016’s The Secret Life of Pets, so a sequel was inevitable. But The Secret Life of Pets 2 cast just got a whole lot more interesting, because Harrison Ford has come on board in his first voiceover role for an animated feature film. And that’s not all – Girls Trip star Tiffany Haddish is also going to be in this movie, which is about as perfect an addition to that world as I could imagine.
Learn about even more new cast members below, including the actor tasked with taking over the lead character’s voice.
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Michelle McNamara‘s superb, terrifying true crime best seller I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer will be adapted into an HBO documentary series. McNamara, who died unexpectedly in 2016, was a true crime writer who spent years obsessively tracking the unidentified Golden State Killer. Her book on the subject was published posthumously this year. More on the I’ll Be Gone in the Dark series below.
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With Nostalgia, Mark Pellington helms a script co-written by Alex Ross Perry. The star-studded drama focuses on several different stories about loss, and the relationship between objects passed down through generations. The first weepy Nostalgia trailer has arrived to make you feel as if you need a tissue or two. Watch it below.
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Comedian Patton Oswalt was dealt quite the personal blow in the spring of 2016 when his wife of 11 years, writer Michelle McNamara, died suddenly at 46 years old. Not only was this a tragedy for Oswalt, but also for their 7-year old daughter, Alice.
However, this year Patton Oswalt found happiness again when his engagement to actress Meredith Salenger was announced in July of 2017. Though he faced unnecessary and inappropriate criticism from people online for getting remarried “too soon” after the death of his wife, he shared the perfect response, written by a widower with a raging and perfect defense for all the people who refused to mind their own business.
Now we’ll likely get to hear how Patton Oswalt dealt with this tragedy as only a comedian can thanks to a new stand-up special coming to Netflix in October. Read More »
The news of director Neil Marshall (The Descent) and actor David Harbour (Stranger Things) teaming up for a Hellboy reboot was bittersweet. While Hellboy III appeared less and less likely as the years went by, and Guillermo del Toro confirmed it was dead before the reboot announcement, fans were still sad the final part of del Toro’s trilogy won’t ever see the light of day. Instead, the character is getting a fresh start with Marshall at the helm.
However, there seems to be no hard feelings between the old Hellboy and the new. Recently, in fact, Harbour and Perlman got together for dinner with comedian and actor Patton Oswalt to talk about the character (and probably a lot more than just that). Below, check out the Hellboy actors dining together in harmony.
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It’s been about a year and a half since we heard that Pushing Daisies and Hannibal executive producer Bryan Fuller was working on a revival of the anthology series Amazing Stories.
For those who don’t know, Amazing Stories was an hour-long weekly sci-fi and fantasy anthology series created and executive produced by Steven Spielberg that told stories of the fantastic, strange and supernatural. It aired on NBC from 1985 to 1987 with directors such as Martin Scorsese (GoodFellas), Joe Dante (Gremlins), Clint Eastwood (American Sniper), Robert Zemeckis (Back to the Future), Irvin Kershner (The Empire Strikes Back), Ken Kwapis (The Office), Tobe Hooper (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre) and even Burt Reynolds being at the helm of episodes.
We’ve been hoping some similar modern talent would be brought in for the Amazing Stories remake, and now we have the names of a few talents who will be involved. Find out more about the Amazing Stories remake roster of talent after the jump. Read More »
Fans of the movie-mocking Mystery Science Theater 3000 had their wildest dreams come true when a successful Kickstarter campaign resulted in the show getting revived for a whole new season of episodes making fun of more movies. Making the return of the show even sweeter was that Netflix picked it up for exclusive distribution on their streaming service.
The Mystery Science Theater 3000 revival has been in production for awhile, and now we finally get to see how the whole new crew of the Satellite of Love looks in the first cast photo. Plus, Netflix has announced the official release date, and fans won’t have to wait too much longer to get some new cinema lampooning.
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Posted on Thursday, February 9th, 2017 by Angie Han
As evidenced by the popularity of Black Mirror, feeling uneasy about technology is just part and parcel of life in the developed world in 2017. Who among us hasn’t felt a twinge of anxiety about where our Facebook photos or Twitter posts could end up, or worried that someone could be watching through our built-in laptop cameras? We fret a bit, and then we keep sharing and posting and liking things anyway. Because what else are you going to do? Just not be a part of modern society?
In The Circle, that stress gets taken to a whole other level when a bright young woman named Mae (Emma Watson) is hired by a powerful tech company that looks a bit like Google, Facebook, and Apple all rolled into one. At first, it seems like a warm and welcoming place with a tight-knit corporate culture — but pretty soon, she starts to see the true cost of ultimate transparency. Tom Hanks plays the company’s founder, and John Boyega a mysterious colleague. Watch The Circle trailer below. Read More »
Tonight, for one night only, Nerdland is playing in theaters across the United States courtesy of Fathom Events. The wacky, wild, and bizarrely sweet animated film tells the story of two 30-year-old friends, John (Paul Rudd) and Elliot (Patton Oswalt), on the hunt for infamy. Sick of waiting around for fame to drop on their laps, the actor who doesn’t act and the screenwriter who barely writes decide to do whatever necessary to grab headlines.
Director Chris Prynoski‘s (Metalocapylpse) buddy picture sprang from the mind of screenwriter Andrew Kevin Walker many years ago. Walker, best known for Se7en, spent plenty of time and money trying to make Nerdland. It was originally planned as a live-action film that David Fincher was going to direct, but after years of hearing “no,” Walker’s story finally got told as an R-rated animated feature, thanks to the fine people at Titmouse Inc., the animation production company behind The Venture Bros., Superjail!, and Metalocalypse.
Walker recently spoke with us about his love letter to Los Angeles, the Jonah Hill draft of Nerdland, working with David Fincher, and far more. Below, read our Andrew Kevin Walker interview.
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