When last we saw footage from the upcoming “Deadwood: The Movie,” it almost seemed designed to reassure fans that yes, this is actually a thing that’s happening.
Now that the HBO Films Event (their words) is just over a month beyond the horizon, the network released a trailer that hints a little more strongly at how things may shake out in South Dakota. While McShane and Olyphant look to figure prominently in this feature-length culmination of the HBO series, it’s Gerald McRaney’s George Hearst that seems to be the main catalyst for the drama to come.
That builds on the network’s official summary of the film, which explains that “the indelible characters of the show are reunited after a decade to celebrate South Dakota’s statehood. Former rivalries are reignited, alliances are tested and old wounds reopened as all are left to navigate the inevitable changes
“Charlie’s Angels” has made the jump to 2019.
“At one point I think we said it was woke and grounded, and everyone was like, ‘Wait, is it still fun?’ And I’m like, ‘Yeah dude, obviously, it’s ‘Charlie’s Angels,'” she told Variety on Wednesday at the premiere of her film “Jt LeRoy” in Hollywood.
Banks is the first woman to helm a “Charlie’s Angels” movie. Ella Balinska and Naomi Scott make up the crime-fighting trio, along with Stewart, who alluded to the idea that more women could appear in the film.
“If you were to make that movie right now, there needs to be more than three girls. We’re all in it together. There
Director Peter Strickland’s “In Fabric” starring “Game of Thrones” star Gwendoline Christie is set to open the fifth Mammoth Lakes Film Festival, the organization has announced today along with their film lineup.
The festival in Mammoth Lakes, Calif., will take place May 22-26 and feature several films’ U.S. debuts. In addition to the narrative feature categories, a short films program will include 50 narrative, documentary, animated, experimental and episodic shorts.Strickland’s horror comedy from A24 follows the life of a cursed dress as it travels to different owners, all with devastating consequences.
“We’re excited to bring such an amazing and eclectic lineup of films to this milestone year of our festival,” said festival director Shira Dubrovner. “We’re also thrilled to be hosting over 100 filmmakers this year, who will get to experience all the scenic wonder that the Eastern Sierras has to offer.”
A panel of jurors,
Another week, another Stephen King adaptation. This time, James Wan is teaming with Gary Dauberman to bring Salem's Lot to the big screen for the first time ever, courtesy of New Line. First published in 1975, Salem's Lot follows an author who returns to his small hometown in order to write about an abandoned mansion, only to discover that its new European owner may having something to do with the locals turning into vampires. Wan will produce alongside Roy Lee and Mark Wolper, while Dauberman will serve as an executive producer and write the script. The book was …
When the Marvel Cinematic Universe first kicked off over a decade ago with the release of Jon Favreau’s “Iron Man,” the success of the burgeoning franchise and the film itself was hardly assured. The Marvel character had the distinction of being one of the comic book giant’s few major heroes to never get a live-action depiction, but after the rights to the “genius, billionaire, playboy philanthropist” had been pushed around various studios for nearly two decades, he didn’t exactly seem like the most obvious character to kickstart a multi-film, multi-billion dollar franchise.
Director Favreau, with only three other films under his belt, was also a bit of an out-there choice, but the gamble paid off, with “Iron Man” making over half a billion dollars at the box office and ensuring that there was indeed a major appetite for superhero films.
In the intervening decade, the Marvel Cinematic
With Body of Brighton Rock, writer/director Roxanne Benjamin establishes a clear woman versus nature scenario as a young Park Ranger takes a wrong turn during her rounds and stumbles across a body deep in the woods. She is told via walkie talkie she has to stay with it until help comes, but the question of […]
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Before the beginning of Season 8, in the boring two years in between the last season and the current one, HBO spent a fair amount of time developing potential spin-offs for “Game of Thrones.” The idea is that once this final season ends, fans won’t have to wait long before venturing back into Westeros with a new cast and a new story to obsess over.
The network enlisted five groups of writers to pitch ideas for spin-offs, with only one (so far) making the cut — the prequel from author George R.R.
The CW's hit sci-fi show The 100 has a reputation for reinventing itself every season. The Season 5 finale was probably the ultimate reboot in TV history: the showrunners literally nuked the Earth, rendering it a dead world to our heroes. Undaunted, the crew boarded the spaceship Eligius IV and discovered a faraway planet to escape to but, bad news, it involved a 125-year time jump. No problem folks: just a little cryo-sleep and we’re all good. Leaders Clarke and Bellamy were awakened first, and boy did they have a surprise: Jordan, a 20-something …
On the April 25, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor in chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall, weekend editor Brad Oman, and writer Chris Evangelista to discuss the latest film and tv news, including James Bond 25, Netflix, Quentin Tarantino, Academy Awards, Detective Pikachu, Avengers: Endgame, Disney, and the […]
Shane Meadows is a filmmaker that hasn’t fully broken through with general audiences outside his native England, but he should be known by most film fans, at this point. He’s probably best known for his incredible film “This is England,” and it’s subsequent TV series sequels. But with his next TV project, he’s tackling a new story, and it looks like Meadows hasn’t missed a beat.
“The Virtues” is a drama that follows a guy who returns to his family and hometown with hardly any memories of who he is and what he did before.
Bryan Cogman has spent the past ten years of his life immersed in the fictional world of Westeros, first as a writers assistant to the Game of Thrones showrunners and then quickly graduating to a staff writer and producer on the show. (He wrote the most recent episode, “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms,” which […]
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The Disney/Fox merger has resulted in a quite a few interesting (and mildly depressing) developments. First, in the minds of superhero fans at least, the sale means that Disney now has every Marvel superhero under one roof (minus Spider-Man). Then there’s the not-so-fun recent news that signals that Disney is hacking away at Fox’s anticipated film slate in a way of consolidating the releases.
In an unexpected revelation, it looks like the Scarlet Witch and Vision series on Disney+, titled (also unexpectedly) WandaVision, will potentially be taking place in the 1950s. Whether it stays there or not, or why this time travel takes place, is uncertain, but in an interview with Variety, Elizabeth Olsen said, “There’s quite a few other comic books that we’re pulling from and it’s going to be Wanda and the Vision, and I think at the Disney+ launch chat, they showed a photo of us in the ’50s,” Olsen says. "So I think that's a good …
(Welcome to Now Stream This, a column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.) The time has come again to round up the bet movies streaming right now. We have a new platform in our midst, too! The Criterion Channel recently launched, and it does not […]
As we approached tonight’s official release of the long-awaited “Avengers: Endgame,” fans have learned some of the ridiculous ways that Marvel Studios kept the secrets and twists to the film under wraps. Most of the time, this included not giving actors full scripts, instead just the scenes they were actually there to film. However, as Brie Larson, who plays Captain Marvel in the film, explained to Jimmy Fallon on the “Tonight Show,” during her first scene on set, they didn’t even give her a partial script.
When the world last saw Tom Holland‘s Spider-Man, he was dusted away in Avengers: Infinity War and left plenty of dusty eyes in theaters around the globe thanks to his emotional exit. Disney is being coy about whether or not he appears in Avengers: Endgame, but we’re only two months away from the release of Sony’s […]
“Avengers: Endgame” was the number one film in every international market it opened in on Wednesday, earning $169 million globally in its first day in release overseas.
TheWrap reported Wednesday that the Marvel superhero film had a record midnight screening opening in China and earned $107.5 million on its opening night, the highest ever for a Hollywood film in the region. And “Avengers: Endgame” posted similarly record-breaking figures in 25 markets in all.
“Endgame” had the highest industry opening day in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Greece and Egypt. It fell to number 3 in Singapore, Austria, Iceland and Germany, number two in Italy and was just the highest ever MCU title in France.
“Endgame” opens Thursday in the U.K., but the $169 million total did not include any midnight screening numbers from the U.K.
[Editor’s note: Spoilers ahead for “Avengers: Endgame.”]
Directors Joe and Anthony Russo have come a long way since “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” (2014) in harnessing the power of VFX and effectively integrating it into their four-film McU journey. Throughout the last five years, they’ve taken advantage of tech advancements in lighting, surfacing, rendering, compositing, and facial animation that have benefited Marvel’s seamless, photo-real, visual virtuosity. The finale demanded that they deploy all the skills they’ve learned to get the most from the wide range of challenging effects sequences they faced in one three-hour movie.
To bolster the action for “Winter Soldier,” the Russos led off with Industrial Light & Magic’s revamped, fully weaponized Helicarrier (the biggest CG model in Ilm’s history). Then, in “Captain America: Civil War” (2016), they choreographed the intricate airport battle (also handled by Ilm) featuring newcomer Spider-Man (Tom Holland), Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman), and Ant-Man (Paul Rudd). And,
Captain Marvel was the last film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to hit the big screen before Avengers: Endgame kicked off the summer box office with a bang. Though the film does a solid job introducing us to Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) as the Air Force pilot turned cosmic superhero known as Captain Marvel, it’s […]
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Désirée Finnegan will be the new chief executive of Screen Ireland, replacing the outgoing James Hickey. Finnegan, who hails from Dublin, joins from Warner Bros. Pictures where she was Svp, theatrical marketing and publicity, and guided strategy for campaigns across the Emea region.
In a 15-year stint at the Hollywood studio she worked on campaigns for “Dunkirk,” “The Dark Knight” trilogy and the “Harry Potter” franchise among others. Prior to Warner Bros., Finnegan was in New York, working with Enterprise Ireland, supporting the development and growth of Irish enterprise in the U.S.
“I am delighted to be returning home to take up the post of chief executive of Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland and for the opportunity to continue building on the critical and commercial success of the Irish film, television and animation industry,” Finnegan said. “My passion for supporting great storytellers and those with creative vision has played an
Pokemon: Detective Pikachu is finally being shown to reporters, and the first reactions to the film have been largely positive. While movies based on video games have always struggled to be anything more than mediocre at best, it looks like Detective Pikachu is largely charming the first folks to see it. While there are a few dissenters who found the story a little slow, the consensus seems to be that at the very least, the film provides a world you’d love to inhabit and it should be a delight for Pokemon fans. Check out the first reactions below. Detective …
Some landmarks symbolize the culture behind their existence; others have a hand in creating the culture itself. In Roger Ross Williams’ sincere documentary tribute “The Apollo,” Harlem’s iconic theater receives a generous overview of its role as a cultural hub for black entertainment and culture for close to 90 years. It’s a worthy salute to the theater’s role in sustaining African American performance art through periods of great turmoil, and provides a conduit for exploring how a beacon for black achievement functions from the inside out.
Having said that, “The Apollo” doesn’t work overtime to ask the most probing questions. It’s hard not to watch the movie without considering the issues it glosses over that might have given this absorbing chronicle more of an investigative flair. The non-fiction medium has a reigning king in this department: Documentary maestro Frederick Wiseman, whose cinematic deep-dives include the New York Library portrait “Ex Libris,
After a short game of director roulette (finally landing on Cary Fukunaga) and a couple of release date delays, the production of “Bond 25,” the final film in the series for star Daniel Craig, is now underway, officially. And to kick off the production of the 25th entry in the decades-spanning franchise, the producers decided to spill all the goods on what fans can expect in the new film.
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Robert De Niro was back in anti-Trump mode on the opening night of the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival. Introducing the festival’s opening night selection, the Roger Ross Williams documentary “The Apollo,” alongside co-founder Jane Rosenthal, De Niro made note of the fact that the film represents a historical setting that rebukes the current Trump administration. Tribeca’s opening night screening was held at New York City’s famous Apollo Theater in Harlem, an appropriate venue considering it’s the subject of the documentary.
“You can feel the history, the echo of the entertainers,” De Niro said in a speech before the film. “In this administration, during these disturbing times of promoting racism, tonight, we reject it. No you don’t, not here, not on this stage.”
De Niro has been in the news numerous times over the last year and change for slamming Trump during public appearances. The actor received
Cinematographer Matt Mitchell lensed Little Woods, which world premiered at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival where writer/director Nia DaCosta won the Tribeca Film Festival’s Nora Ephron Award. Shortly thereafter, the film was acquired by Neon and is currently in theaters. Little Woods is a modern Western about two women in rural America. Shot in Texas, but set in North Dakota, the film is a carefully composed drama, while also very much feeling like an emotionally-charged thriller. I sat down with Mitchell before last year’s festival premiere to talk about how he went about creating the look and feel of the […]
(Welcome to Seeing Double, a series where two strangely similar films released around the same time are put head-to-head. This time, we rev our engines and hit the asphalt with movies about high-speed, fun-filled car races across America.) If someone mentions having seen a movie about a wild and highly illegal cross-country car race you’d most likely think they were referring to […]
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For cinematographer Lawrence Sher, the focus has always been on the director. That philosophy has carried Sher’s imagery to millions of filmgoers, including his latest work set to hit screens this year: “Godzilla: King of the Monsters,” directed by Michael Dougherty, and “Joker,” directed by Todd Phillips, who has also collaborated with Sher on all three “Hangover” films. “Whatever success I’ve achieved comes from the fact that I care as deeply about the movie as the director does,” says Sher. “My No. 1 job is to take some of the burden and stress off of their shoulders, and I do that with thorough preparation.”
Sher took an unusual route. An economics major at Wesleyan University in Connecticut, he bypassed film school, moved to Los Angeles and started out as a camera assistant on commercials and music videos. He took any opportunity to shoot, took thousands of stills using motion picture stocks,
The duo have worked together on a half dozen films, including all three installments of the “Hangover” franchise, “Due Date,” “War Dogs” and the upcoming “Joker,” with Joaquin Phoenix and Robert De Niro, due out from Warner Bros. in October.
“Larry has the most fantastic eye and instinct, and he works harder than anyone I’ve ever met,” says Phillips. “He’s pretty much become my filmmaking partner. I talk to him about the making of the movie, not just the look. I run casting by him, he looks at cuts with me — Larry is pretty much my most consistent partner.”
On their first project, 2009’s “The Hangover,” “we were like brothers on the set,” says Phillips. “We clicked, and that was it. Since then, I’ve only gone to him.
I have a ridiculously small bladder, so I’m very conscious of when to go to the bathroom during movies. Normally, my strategy is just to go before the movie starts and then not drink anything during the film. But I also have to see the entire film for my job, whereas most people (aka normal people) like to get popcorn and soda to watch with the movie. But since Avengers: Endgame is three hours and a minute long, you might not be able to hold it without doing damage to your organs. So here’s the thing about Endgame: …
Did Detective Pikachu catch all the hearts? Or will it at least be the very best video game movie, like no film ever was? That’s still up for debate, but according to the early buzz for this film, it is super-effective at inviting audiences into the rich, immersive world of the immensely popular Pokémon franchise. Early screenings for Detective […]
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[Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers from “Cobra Kai” Season 2, including the finale.]
In the Season 2 finale of the “Karate Kid” sequel series “Cobra Kai,” the students from rival San Fernando Valley dojos don’t wait for a tournament to challenge each other. Instead, high school becomes the backdrop for a no-holds-barred rumble between the Miyagi-Do and Cobra Kai teens, and woe to anyone — even the teachers — who get in the way of their flying fists and feet. Without rules or regulations, the brawl spills through the hallways and even up a staircase, ultimately ending with a possibly fatal fall.
James Bond’s next adventure will go untitled for a little longer.
In a promotional video tied to the start of production on the upcoming 007 sequel, the filmmakers behind the movie unveiled the cast, confirmed that Oscar-winner Rami Malek will be the villain, but stopped short of sharing a moniker for the spy thriller. It will continue under its working title of Bond 25. The film’s producers and star Daniel Craig did hint at certain plot details even if many of the castings they confirmed had been widely reported.
“We’ve got quite a ride in store for Mr. Bond,” promised producer Barbara Broccoli. She also left a few breadcrumbs about what that ride might entail, telling viewers that the film will start with Bond out of active service and on holiday.
“He’s enjoying himself in Jamaica,” said Broccoli, who added that the production has built an “extraordinary
After their on-screen chemistry in “Thor: Ragnarok,” Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson will be paired up again in “Men in Black International.” This time, they will trade Asgardian armor for the classic black suit and shades, saving the earth from aliens while looking extremely cool.
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