Alden Ehrenreich only learned Lord and Miller were fired after the directors themselves phoned him and told him the news

Alden Ehrenreich's clear struggles with nailing the Han Solo role in the film “Solo: A Star Wars Story” are very well known at this point. After all, replacing Harrison Ford is not an easy task. Ford is one of those actors that made some roles look easier than they were. It was all about charisma with him in roles ranging from Indiana Jones to Solo. 


PHOTO: Damian Lewis Playing Late Toronto Mayor Rob Ford In The Upcoming Biopic “Run This Town”





First Image of John Travolta as a Crazed Stalker in Thriller 'Moose' - Directed by Fred Durst of Limp Bizkit



John Travolta's career still looks like it desperately needs a second comeback. We thought it might happen with his excellent turn as OJ Simpson's lawyer, Robert Shapiro, in 2016’s “The People V. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.” Ever since then? Nada. Zilch. Zero.
His next project does sound fascinating. TMZ asked Travolta about “Moose,” a film directed by Fred Durst, yes of Limp Bizkit fame, and the actor full-on said:  “Maybe my favorite experience I’ve had. He’s so generous and he’s such an artist. And he allowed me to create a character that no one else would allow.”
The best experience that Travolta ever had? In a film directed by Limp Bizkit's frontman? 
“Moose” is based on a real-life that Durst experienced between himself and a fan. The film is about an obsessed fan, played by Travolta, who begins stalking his favorite action-film star, played by Devon Sawa (Remember him? From “Idle Hands” and “SLC Punk?”).
No word yet on a release date, but “Moose” has just skyrocketed onto my must-see list.


"Venom" Trailer Finally Shows the Symbiote Anti-Hero

Ruben Fleischer, the director of Sony Pictures' upcoming Venom has an incredible cast at his disposal, star Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock, is complimented by Riz Ahmed, Michelle Williams and Woody Harrelson as Carnage. 

Columbia Pictures president Sanford Panitch has stated that his Venom director, Ruben Fleischer, will be borrowing the style of some of the great body-horror filmmakers for his upcoming film on the ultra-violent Sybian.

Panitch says “Venom” will draw on the work of John Carpenter or David Cronenberg while promising “more pop and fun.” to which I say:  Hell yeah. It's a no brainer to have both of these filmmakers cited within the Venom project. After all, Venom stems from a body-horror tradition which dates back to the days when the aforementioned filmmakers were wreaking havoc and breaking the rules in cinemas nationwide. 

Fleischer hasn't really shown incredible directing chops over the years, but he did make the satirical and compulsively watchable walking dead, horror-comedy '"Zombieland" and 2011's rather underrated stoner/comedy/action flick "30 Minutes or Less."

"Venom" will be rated R, I'd be cursing my way to hot-rod hell if it weren't, and that should be enough to be a little more hopeful, as least when compared to the tamer, PG-13 rated, safe entertainment we've come to know as the MCU.

"Venom" is due for release October 5th, 2018



Review: "Avengers: Infinity War" is just too much of everything



The overblown "Avengers: Infinity War" has such high ambitions that its reach far exceeds its grasp. If anything, this 156 minute epic should be seen as a celebration of what the Marvel Cinematic Universe has accomplished since its launch in 2008 rather than any kind of coherent cinematic experience. During that 11 year period, Disney and Marvel managed to produce 19 films and consequentially ended up dominating the cinematic zeitgeist by make a mockery of any studio that even threatened to take its crown (cue in Warner Brothers and their failed DCEU).



'Solo: A Star Wars Story' Is Actually the First of Three Han Solo Movies

The actor also let it slip that he has signed on for three films.

Buried in Esquire’s interview with Alden Ehrenreich, written by Alex Pappademas, the actor lets it slip that his contract stipulates that he will make three Han Solo movies.  Here’s how it reads in the actual article itself: I ask Ehrenreich how many he’s signed up for. “Three,” he says, then flinches, understanding he may have just created a disturbance in the Force. “I don’t know if that’s officially, uh, public. But—yeah.”



Clair Denis couldn't care less about Harvey Weinstein:

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From an interview with The Guardian

Mmmmhm. 

“That’s a discussion that’s only being had in rich countries. The world is not just the United States and Europe. It’s a debate of spoiled children. I couldn’t care less about the Weinstein affair – it hasn’t changed anything for women.” When it comes to debates on sexual power, she argues, the benchmark was set by the 1976 Japanese film In the Realm of the Senses: “A master oppresses his female servant and she finally kills him through sex. In the west, the real problem is the class struggle; that’s where all the sexual problems come from.” 

What I’ve asked her, Denis complains, is “a bourgeois question. Egyptian or Yemeni women don’t give a damn about Weinstein. They have to deal with bombs, they don’t have running water in their kitchens, they get raped in buses.” So does she feel that growing up in African countries – including Senegal, Cameroon and Djibouti – gives her a wider perspective than a purely western one? Denis gives me a forbidding glare. “There are no more rapes in Africa than in France. On the contrary. I never met a Harvey Weinstein in Africa.”