Week of   « Prev | Next »

1-20 of 53 items   « Prev | Next »


Newswire: Let’s all go into the spooky woods to watch Evil Dead 2 with Bruce Campbell

1 hour ago

In an opportunity that in no way sounds like it will end with a bunch of comedy-horror nerds getting transformed into goo-spewing Deadites or malevolent Pov shots, the Alamo Drafthouse and Syfy are offering a chance for fans go out into the spooky woods and watch Evil Dead 2 with star Bruce Campbell, Ash Williams himself. Scheduled for September 14, the showing of Sam Raimi’s gory homage to zombie flicks and old-school Three Stooges shorts is being offered as part of the network’s SYFY25 Screening series, celebrating landmarks in horror and sci-fi cinema.

Your $55 ticket will get you into the screening—located at The Music Ranch in Austin, Texas—as well as a copy of Campbell’s book, Hail To The Chin. All that we ask is that nobody actually read aloud from the book while they’re out there in the forest, lest the incantations and »

- William Hughes

Permalink | Report a problem


Newswire: Don Hertzfeldt is making a sequel to World Of Tomorrow

1 hour ago

On days like these, when the only joys we are still able to experience seem to be spiteful ones, what we need most is something pure. Something beautiful, even if it’s devastating at the same time. Something that gives us something to look forward to. Something like this:

»

- Katie Rife

Permalink | Report a problem


Film Club: Logan Lucky is a casual comeback for Steven Soderbergh

1 hour ago

Whatever pretense of retirement Steven Soderbergh has been maintaining these past few years finally, officially collapses with Logan Lucky, his first cinematic directorial effort since 2013’s Side Effects. On this episode of Film Club, staff critics A.A. Dowd and Ignatiy Vishnevetsky discuss why it’s great to have this ambassador of cool back (even if he never really left), while also acknowledging that the movie—a Southern heist comedy starring Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, and a cast-against-type Daniel Craig—is more breezy fun than triumphant return. »

- A.A. Dowd, Ignatiy Vishnevetsky

Permalink | Report a problem


Great Job, Internet!: John Saxon’s unproduced Nightmare On Elm Street prequel has a crazy twist

3 hours ago

John Saxon is a national treasure, a reliable character actor who’s appeared in two of this nation’s greatest horror movies: 1974’s Black Christmas and, a decade later, the first A Nightmare on Elm Street (not to mention its second sequel, Dream Warriors). In the latter two, he played protagonist Nancy Thompson’s father, who we soon learned was, along with the rest of his neighbors, part of the reason why Freddy Krueger started killing in the first place. Well, Freddy must’ve been haunting his dreams in real life, too, because in 1987—the year Dream Warriors was released—he wrote a treatment for a heretofore unseen prequel to the film.

It surfaced this week on eBay, when people noticed user TheMovieWizard was auctioning off a “pitch package” for the film entitled How the Nightmare on Elm Street All Began. While Freddy has an origin story, nobody »

- Randall Colburn

Permalink | Report a problem


Newswire: You will soon learn to appreciate the Jabba The Hutt spin-off in development

3 hours ago

Disney wants a whole galaxy of Star Wars spin-offs, it seems—with the young Han Solo movie nearing the finish line with Ron Howard at the helm, news broke yesterday that Stephen Daldry is in line to direct a solo Obi-Wan film. That project is reportedly still in very early stages, but the studio presumably knows that Ewan McGregor would happily provide some more bearded handsomeness and wry counsel. This is in addition to the standalone Boba Fett movie that was announced back in 2015.

Now we’ve learned that the lineup will also make room for a spin-off about Tatooine-based crime lord Jabba The Hutt. Variety’s post on the Obi-Wan standalone pic had that tidbit nestled in with a reference to the Boba Fett movie, but all projects are reportedly in development. Now that he’s got a lot more free time on his hands—and assuming he »

- Danette Chavez

Permalink | Report a problem


Newswire: Patty Jenkins has been holding out for a male director-sized payday

5 hours ago

Ever since Wonder Woman made its triumphant debut, reuniting director Patty Jenkins with star Gal Gadot for the sequel that’s already been scheduled for a December 2019 release has seemed like a real no-brainer. But while word broke that Jenkins was working on a treatment for Wonder Woman 2—which will reportedly be set during the Cold War—there was no official announcement from Warner Bros. And yet, there was also no reason to think Jenkins, who imbued the Dceu with some much-needed humor and color, wouldn’t be asked back.

But while we’ve been doing all this speculation and mental negotiation on behalf of the director, who scored the best opening ever for a woman-helmed film as well as the best global box-office takes for a live-action film made by woman, she’s been looking at the big picture. According to Deadline, Jenkins has been holding out »

- Danette Chavez

Permalink | Report a problem


Odds And Sods: Logan’s production designer on bringing a not-quite post-apocalyptic world to life

6 hours ago

Logan surprised us earlier this year by being an uber-violent but measured character drama, a notable departure from most modern-day superhero flicks. The film paints a vivid picture of a somewhat post-apocalyptic United States where the majority of the country’s mutants have been wiped out. Helping bring this vision to life is production designer François Audouy. After a production designers’ autograph session at this year’s Comic-Con, we sat down with Audouy to see how he approached creating the world we see in Logan. »

- Baraka Kaseko

Permalink | Report a problem


Sponsored Trailer: Brigsby Bear

18 hours ago

»

Permalink | Report a problem


Newswire: Fox CEO James Murdoch calls out Trump, donates $1M to the Adl

20 hours ago

Last weekend’s white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia—and Donald Trump’s continued insistence on blaming the violence that broke out in the city on “many sides” as the week has gone on—has drawn the ire of yet another high-profile media figure, with Variety reporting that James Murdoch, CEO of 21st Century Fox, issued an internal memo today calling out the president, and pledging a $1 million donation to the Anti-Defamation League. Murdoch—the likely heir-apparent to his father, News Corp chairman Rupert Murdoch—has oversight over all of the properties in the Fox Entertainment Group, including Fox News.

In his memo to his employees today, Murdoch talked about the need to denounce Nazis, wherever they pop up. “I can’t even believe I have to write this,” he states. “Standing up to Nazis is essential; there are no good Nazis. Or Klansmen, or terrorists. Democrats, Republicans, and »

- William Hughes

Permalink | Report a problem


Coming Distractions: John Cho investigates a glitzy Hollywood murder in this trailer for Gemini

22 hours ago

The old “Checkhov’s gun” rule—which basically says that a weapon introduced in the first act of a story must be fired by the third, or else it shouldn’t be there at all—doesn’t usually apply to movie trailers and their truncated storylines, but half of this trailer for Aaron Katz’s Gemini is basically all about waiting for the gun to go off. Set in the glitzy, neon streets of Hollywood, the trailer opens with Zoë Kravitz’s starlet worried enough about something that she decides to carry a revolver around, and the rest of the trailer is about John Cho investigating her apparent murder and questioning the suspicious behavior of her assistant (played by Lola Kirke). The trailer doesn’t come right out and say that Kirke murdered Kravitz, because that would probably spoil the movie, but it really seems to be leading the viewer »

- Sam Barsanti

Permalink | Report a problem


Newswire: Radiohead’s drummer is getting into the movie soundtrack game, too

17 August 2017 4:47 PM, PDT

There’s been a push in recent years for the elder statesmen of alt-music—your Trent Reznors or your Jonny Greenwoods, say—to slide into the world of film score composing, applying skills honed through years of meticulous album work and touring toward big emotional movie moments in films like The Social Network or There Will Be Blood. Now, Greenwood’s long-time Radiohead collaborator, drummer Philip Selway, is getting in on the game, composing the soundtrack for the upcoming drama Let Me Go.

Directed by Polly Steele, the film is based on Helga Schneider’s memoir of the same name, about Schneider struggling with learning that her mother was a guard in a German concentration camp. Selway’s soundtrack for the film—described in a press release as “otherworldly” and “jagged”— will arrive on October 27; outside his work with Radiohead, Selway is also responsible for two other full albums »

- William Hughes

Permalink | Report a problem


Newswire: Emma Stone dethrones Jennifer Lawrence on Forbes’ list of highest-paid actresses

17 August 2017 2:40 PM, PDT

Unfortunately for Jennifer Lawrence, she’s going to fall just short of pulling off the coveted Forbes hat trick, as her two-year streak of being the highest-paid actress has been ended by surprise contender Emma Stone. Mostly thanks to the success of La La Land and an uncredited cameo in Popstar: Never Stop Stopping, Stone managed to rake in $26 million last year, bumping Lawrence to third place with $24 million. The totals in general are a fairly big step down from last year, when Lawrence made $46 million, but it’s a lot of money either way.

Jennifer Aniston joined Jennifer Lawrence in defending the honor of Jennifers everywhere, landing in second place with $25.5 million thanks to Friends residuals and a bunch of endorsement deals. Melissa McCarthy, who was in second place last year, moved down to fourth with $18 million, and Mila Kunis Bad Mom’d »

- Sam Barsanti

Permalink | Report a problem


Newswire: Stephen Daldry reportedly developing a Star Wars spin-off about Obi-Wan Kenobi

17 August 2017 12:23 PM, PDT

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Oscar-nominated director Stephen Daldry is “in early talks” with Disney and Lucasfilm to direct a standalone Star Wars spin-off about Obi-Wan Kenobi, everybody’s favorite desert hermit. The talks are apparently “at the earliest of stages” and there’s no script yet, but if things work out, Disney apparently wants Daldry to have a hand in crafting the whole project. Assuming this is all accurate, then, it sounds like the studio wants to make sure it has a director in place—preferably one who won’t go off book and have too much fun—before it really begins working on the movie. In fact, things are so early that nobody knows if Ewan McGregor will be playing Kenobi again, which also means it’s hard for anyone to say if this will be a prequel to the prequels or a prequel to A New Hope »

- Sam Barsanti

Permalink | Report a problem


Newswire: Seth Rogen working on an R-rated comedy for tweens

17 August 2017 11:30 AM, PDT

Adults like bad words and jokes about sex, teenagers like bad words and jokes about sex, and children generally do not like bad words and jokes about sex, but what about the mysterious tween demographic that sits in the middle? Do they like bad words and jokes about sex? Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, and James Weaver hope to answer that question once and for all with a new film called Good Boys.

This comes from Variety, which says Good Boys is about four 12-year-old good boys who “embark on a quest from the Los Angeles suburb of Tarzana to the Sherman Oaks Galleria to replace a broken drone before their parents get home.” That doesn’t sound particularly funny, but it’s also reportedly “in the vein of” both Sausage Party and Superbad—which is basically just a different way of saying that it’s a Seth Rogen movie.

Rogen »

- Sam Barsanti

Permalink | Report a problem


Top 5: Vincent D’Onofrio picks his top 5 movies of all time

17 August 2017 10:45 AM, PDT

Vincent D’Onofrio’s résumé is as lengthy as it is diverse, from a starring role in Stanley Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket to villainous turns in The Cell and Jurassic World, a run on Law And Order: Criminal Intent, and more recently Marvel’s Daredevil. D’Onofrio’s experience behind the camera shouldn’t be ignored either, as he’s produced and directed a number of short films. It’s safe to say he has some insight in the realm of filmmaking. So we asked him to list his favorite five films, the results of which you can see in the video above. »

- Baraka Kaseko

Permalink | Report a problem


Movie Review: A terrific cast elevates the thoughtful, stripped-down sci-fi of Marjorie Prime

17 August 2017 7:48 AM, PDT

Sci-fi effects extravaganzas are a dime a dozen, but bona-fide sci-fi films—that is, movies that exemplify the so-called literature of ideas and not just the sci-fi aesthetic—are rare. Marjorie Prime, the offbeat indie stalwart Michael Almereyda’s thoughtful adaptation of a Pulitzer-nominated play by Jordan Harrison, isn’t interested in futuristic, high-tech backdrops, even though it seems to be set sometime in the 2040s. The most stylish thing about it is the eerie original music by Mica Levi, the art-damaged noise-popster-turned-composer who previously scored Under The Skin and Jackie. But aside from that, the movie lacks ostentation; it appears so simple and unworldly and unhip that one wants to protect it. This is business as usual for Almereyda (Experimenter: The Stanley Milgram Story, Hamlet), a brainy misfit kind of filmmaker who works with that mostly forgotten credo that indie films should give viewers something that doesn’t »

- Ignatiy Vishnevetsky

Permalink | Report a problem


Movie Review: Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Reynolds sneak only a little fun into The Hitman’s Bodyguard

16 August 2017 10:00 PM, PDT

The Hitman’s Bodyguard, which bears the tagline “Get triggered” and is essentially a dumber, tackier Midnight Run, was destined to be one of those Neanderthalic, faux-merican EuropaCorp action movies, like The Transporter or From Paris With Love­­—except fate fumbled, and the film ended up as a coasting-on-star-power Hollywood programmer directed by The Expendables 3’s Patrick Hughes. At least it manages to be sort of amusing. Ryan Reynolds plays the Robert De Niro role, only instead of being a prickly, Sinatra-belting bail bondsman and former Chicago cop who’s still hung up on his ex-wife, he’s a finicky, Ace Of Base-yodeling bodyguard-for-hire and former CIA agent (aren’t they all?) who’s still hung up on his ex-girlfriend. We’re introduced to him living in one of those glass modernist shoeboxes that all of today’s elite big-screen gunmen seem to live in, until one pesky »

- Ignatiy Vishnevetsky

Permalink | Report a problem


Movie Review: 8 Mile gets a distaff makeover in the tacky underdog crowd-pleaser Patti Cake$

16 August 2017 10:00 PM, PDT

A distaff discount 8 Mile for anyone who thought that fictionalized Eminem show should have hustled and flowed a little harder for the audience’s affection, Patti Cake$ stops just short of superimposing an applause sign over every image. Perhaps you’ve heard tell of the standing ovations writer-director Geremy Jasper has already earned for his debut feature; they are the intended Pavlovian reaction to a crowd-pleaser that hits every box on the underdog star-is-born checklist. This is a movie that includes a neighborhood bully, a godlike record-industry mogul, a disapproving parent still resentful about her own music-biz failures, a nerdy sidekick, a mysterious but secretly sensitive love interest, a big talent competition, a family member on her deathbed, a scene where it looks like the heroine is about to rousingly succeed but then she actually fails, a scene where the heroine sticks her head out the window of a »

- A.A. Dowd

Permalink | Report a problem


Newswire: Here’s what’s coming to (and going from) Hulu in September

16 August 2017 5:07 PM, PDT

August has been Friends Month at Hulu, with the streaming service getting a big collection of movies and TV shows that are all about people who have friends or whatever, so it’s appropriate that September will be Family Month—a month dedicated to movies and TV shows about people who either have families or don’t have families because their parents were gunned down in an alley. In September, Hulu subscribers will be able to catch such family-centric content as The Addams Family, Addams Family Values, season 13 of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Batman, Batman Returns, Carrie, My Girl, Robocop, And You Thought Your Parents Were Weird, Silent Hill, Freaky Friday (1977), Freaky Friday (2003), and Lilo & Stitch—though that one’s technically about ‘ohana, which means family.

Subscribers will also be able to watch a bunch of classic Tgif sitcoms, most of which revolve around families »

- Sam Barsanti

Permalink | Report a problem


Newswire: Not even Chris Hemsworth can resist Chris Pratt’s charms

16 August 2017 3:58 PM, PDT

Life must be pretty easy for a famous guy named Chris, since statistically you’re the most famous and handsome man in any room you walk into, but the filming of Avengers: Infinity War has apparently been a real culture shock for one famous Chris. Speaking with Elle (via Entertainment Tonight), Chris Hemsworth (who plays Thor) says he was “weirdly shaken” when he first met Chris Pratt (who plays Star-Lord), which kind of makes it sound like that time on The Simpsons when Milhouse met the other kid named Milhouse and they instantly shared a deep bond with each other.

Hemsworth says he doesn’t know why it was so powerful to meet another famous guy named Chris, but he says that Pratt is “just so charismatic” and “good at what he does” that it evidently shook him to his mighty core. He doesn’t say what it was like »

- Sam Barsanti

Permalink | Report a problem


1-20 of 53 items   « Prev | Next »



IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners