save filmstruck letters

The saga to save FilmStruck has taken an interesting turn. In the wake of a popular petition hoping to save the soon-to-close streaming service, a huge list of big names in the movie biz have banded together to plead with Warner Media Group and change the minds of the powers that be. Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Paul Thomas Anderson, Christopher NolanRian Johnson, Christopher McQuarrie, Karyn Kusama, and many, many more have thrown their considerable weight behind FilmStruck. Will this make a difference? We can only hope, because the clock is ticking.

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Save FilmStruck

Warner Media Group made a huge mistake when they decided to pull the plug on FilmStruck, and no one is being shy on calling them out for it. Almost immediately after it was announced that the botique streaming service would be closing its virtual doors later this month, a petition popped up imploring someone to save FilmStruck. The petition has already amassed more than 40,000 signatures, and filmmakers across Twitter are asking more to sign. The latest big name to join the growing chorus is Babara Streisand. Warner Media Group, if you won’t listen to Babs, who the heck will you listen to?

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knives out cast christopher plummer

Oh, you thought Rian Johnson‘s Knives Out was done casting? Think again! The already stacked cast of Johnson’s mystery thriller just added yet another noteworthy name: Christopher Plummer. Like most of the roles in the film, next to nothing is known about who Plummer is playing. But the veteran actor joins a cast that includes Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Lakeith Stanfield, Michael Shannon, Don Johnson, Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Collette and Ana de Armas. More on the Knives Out cast below.

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knives out filming

Here’s some quick news regarding two very different productions. While taking a break from a galaxy far, far away, Rian Johnson is making the star-studded mystery movie Knives Out. Shooting has just begun on the film, as evident from a tweet from Johnson himself. And that’s not all! Hereditary‘s Toni Collette has just joined the cast.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, word comes that the Call of Duty movie, adapted from the video game series, might start production as soon as 2019 (which isn’t that far away, folks).

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knives out cast jamie lee curtis

Rian Johnson‘s Knives Out cast was already off the charts, and now it just got even better. Fresh off her blockbuster success in the new Halloween, Jamie Lee Curtis is joining the mystery thriller that stars Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Lakeith Stanfield, Michael Shannon, Don Johnson, and Ana de Armas. Let the Curtis-aissance begin!

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knives out cast

Knives Out is gathering a murderer’s row of A-list actors for the Rian Johnson murder mystery. The always-impeccable Michael Shannon will be joining the Knives Out cast, which includes the previously-cast Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, and Lakeith Stanfield.

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Knives Out cast

Lakeith Stanfield, the breakout supporting actor in movies like Short Term 12 and Get Out as well as FX’s Atlanta, shows no signs of slowing down. He has multiple film projects in the works, but his latest is perhaps the most exciting: Stanfield has joined the Knives Out cast, putting him face to face with actors like Daniel Craig and Chris Evans in writer/director Rian Johnson‘s upcoming murder mystery.

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Knives Out Cast

Now that Chris Evans has bid a fond farewell to Captain America following the completion of reshoots on Avengers 4, he’s lining up action elsewhere with a new project.

Knives Out is a new murder mystery from Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson that already has James Bond franchise star Daniel Craig on board to star. The project got a lot of attention at the Toronto International Film Festival where Media Rights Capital picked it up in the biggest deal to come out of the fest. Now Chris Evans has hopped on board the high profile project. Read More »

last jedi online backlash

Because we’re all stuck in a hellish computer simulation of reality, a new study has revealed that the Star Wars: The Last Jedi online backlash was amplified by Russian trolls, bots, and other politically motivated jerks. That’s not to say everyone who disliked Rian Johnson‘s film is disingenuous, of course – there are plenty of people with their own grievances against the movie, legitimate or otherwise. But per the study, there was a distinctively political bent to the backlash. So much so that “one in three negative fans express misogynist, anti-progressive, anti-social justice or conservative views.”

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rian johnson music video

Rian Johnson and Edgar Wright are the latest in a long line of famous directors to cross over the musical field, adding their signature visual styles to music videos for LCD Soundsystem and Beck, respectively.

But for Wright, that crossover is old news. The Baby Driver director famously honed his distinct visual style in the early days of his career by directing music videos like Mint Royale’s “Blue Song,” which went on to inspire Wright’s 2017 heist film. Now he’s returned to the music video realm for Beck’s “Colors,” which — like LCD Soundsystem was for Johnson — is perfectly suited to his directorial style.

Not only do these music videos boast esteemed directors, they also feature high-profile Hollywood stars, with Sissy Spacek and David Straithairn working with Johnson in LCD Soundsystem’s “oh baby,” and Alison Brie dancing her socks off with Beck in the Wright-directed music video for “Colors.”

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