Troop Zero review

From its opening shot that travels from the Big Dipper all the way down to the small town of Wiggly, Georgia in 1977, Troop Zero, a Southern-fried comedy from female co-directors Bert & Bertie, seems to constantly walk the line of being too precocious and cute for its own good. But even though its jokes don’t always land, the film is still a pleasant, largely charming diversion and further proof that Viola Davis can elevate any movie she’s in. Read More »

widows clip exclusive

Widows was one of my favorite films of last year – smart, slick, and entertaining as hell. The Steve McQueen heist flick is now available on VOD, and will be hitting Blu-ray early next month, giving you the perfect opportunity to check it out if you missed it in theaters. Below, we have an exclusive behind-the-scenes clip featured on both the digital/VOD and Blu-ray releases, that takes you inside the real-world location used for the hideout the widows meet up at to plan their job. Watch the Widows clip below.

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(Welcome to Role Call, where we examine two performances from an actor – their first defining role and their most recent/last – to get a sense of who they are.)

What does it mean to be the best actor of a generation? And is it possible that kind of talent can remain hidden for decades?

Those are the questions we need to consider when contemplating Viola Davis‘ explosive, peerless ability to embody another person from root to tip, from birth to death, to their very soul.

And if there were any doubt that she was one of the world’s best at what she does, consider the oldest rule in the book: game recognizes game. That’s why Meryl Streep shouted, “My God, somebody give her a movie!” during her 2009 SAG acceptance speech for Doubt and said, “She is arguably the most immediate, responsive artist I have ever worked with,” when presenting Davis with her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Game recognizes game.

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widows featurette

“We’re after the truth. I don’t go to a location with a stencil. I adapt to the environment,” reads a quote by director Steve McQueen at the beginning of the newest Widows featurette about the film’s Chicago location. The gritty heist thriller, penned by Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn, is set in the Windy City, and couldn’t take place anywhere else. The featurette dives into why that is, and how Chicago helped shape the highly anticipated movie.

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‘Widows’ Clip: Cynthia Erivo Joins the Team

widows clip

Widows kicks-ass, and you should prepare yourself for the film’s marketing to ramp up as the November release date. The action-drama from director Steve McQueen and writer Gillian Flynn assembles a dynamite cast and turns them loose on a mission to pull off a potentially deadly heist. In the Widows clip below, the women at the center of the heist are in desperate need of a driver. Enter scene-stealer Cynthia Erivo, who might just be the solution to their problem.

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Widows review

Steve McQueen and Gillian Flynn team for Widows, an exciting, brilliantly-acted thriller about a team of desperate women pushed to desperate measures. A heist film with a lot more on its mind than meets the eye, Widows is a gem.

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widows clip

With the all-star cast of Viola DavisMichelle RodriguezElizabeth Debicki and Cynthia Erivo, and the dream team of director Steve McQueen and writer Gillian Flynn delivering behind-the-camera, we were already sold on Widows. But 20th Century Fox has dropped another clip on us, featuring the four central women plotting the heist that will get them out of the debt handed to them by their dead husbands. Check out the new Widows clip below.

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widows trailer

Steve McQueen puts together one killer crew for Widows, a thriller that finds the wives of dead criminals banding together to pull off one big heist. With a cast featuring Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki and Cynthia Erivo, and a script from Gone Girl writer Gillian FlynnWidows looks like a must-see. Watch the new Widows trailer below.

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2018 Emmys Snubs and Surprises

The nominations for the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards were announced this morning, and with so many TV shows out there for us to binge, there were bound to be some snubs. But thankfully, along with some of the TV shows and talents that didn’t get recognized by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, there were also some surprises that we weren’t expecting to land nominations.

Let’s run through a list of some of the 2018 Emmys snubs and surprises below. Read More »

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widows tv spot

Academy Award winning director Steve McQueen assembled one killer cast for his new heist flick WidowsViola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, and Cynthia Erivo play a group of women who band together after their husbands are killed during a heist gone wrong. If that concept alone doesn’t get you pumped for this film, a new Widows TV spot is here to get you even more excited. November can’t get here soon enough.
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