Disney Confirms That James Gunn Won't Be Coming back for "Guardians 3." Is It Time to Hire Taika Waititi?

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According to VarietyDisney will definitely not be rehiring James Gunn for “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.


'Roma' Trailer: Alfonso Cuaron's Vision of His Mexican Childhood Looks Stunning



Alfonso Cuaron's "ROMA," which was supposed to be at Cannes but, well, you know, was shot in black and white and chronicles a year in the life of a middle-class family in Mexico City in the early 1970s with civil unrest looming as the background.

It is the only film of the upcoming fall festival season that was chosen by all 4 major film festivals (Telluride, Venice, Toronto, and New York). 

This newly released trailer absolutely makes the case for "ROMA" to possibly exceed hype and be the great winner with critics this fall.

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After Cuaron, Scoresese & Coen, It's Michael Bay's Turn To Direct A Netflix Movie

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I have no problem with Netflix crashing the Oscar game, it could help and push the other major studios to step up their game and actually produce more original content instead of the money-hungry, franchise-obsessed mindset that is currently running rampant in almost every major exec's head.



Steve McQueen's "Widows" is ready to roll

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As far as I'm concerned, Writer-Director Steve McQueen is a perfect 3 for 3 ("Hunger," "Shame," "12 Years A Slave") in his short filmmaking career. It has been 5 years since "Slave" won the Best Picture Oscar, but it looks like McQueen has decided to tackle the 'lightest' topic of his career, at least by his standards, a bank robbery/heist flick.



Review: 'Crazy Rich Asians' Is a Cultural Groundbreaker Steeped With Familiarity and Cliches

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Despite the expected weekly barrage of summer blockbusters, it’s fairly hard for film writers to resist the culturally significant "Crazy Rich Asians."  The film, directed by John Chu (“Step Up: 3D“)  is the first Hollywood studio film with an all-Asian cast since 1993’s ‘The Joy Luck Club.” That’s 25 years of major studios shunning the Asian-American experience for the bottom line. Enter critically-acclaimed novelist Kevin Kwan.



Wes Anderson's Next Movie is A Post-WWII France Musical

According to a report by French newspaper Charente Libre, Wes Anderson’s next film will be a musical set in Post-WWII France. Sign me up please, ASAP.


"Fahrenheit 11/9" Poster: A-Hole In One?



Last month Director Michael Moore admitted on 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,' that he cries every day while reading the news. He added, whilst announcing his next movie would be titled "Fahrenheit 11/9" and would be taking on President Trump, "the only way we're going to stop this is that we're going to have to put our bodies on the line," saying that the reason he makes films is that he "thinks there is a chance."



"Arizona" is very watchable because of Danny McBride



I do think I was a little harsh when it came to my review of the Danny McBride starring vehicle "Arizona." I had given it a C+ but, upon further reflection, maybe a B- would have sufficed because, you see, I'm an unabashed Danny McBride cheerleader. Any movie he's in I will probably give a shot. Don't ask me why.  The Danny McBride hall-of-fame will always be the triumphantly brilliant arrogance he perpetrated in "This is the End," and "Pineapple Express." 

Anyway, add in Rosemary DeWitt into "Arizona" and how bad can the movie possible be? Don't consider this necessarily a recommendation but "Arizona" is very watchable, mostly due to its two leads. As I had written back in January: "The potential of this movie’s premise might have been squandered by cliches, but McBride and DeWitt keep it watchable." Especially McBride.

“Arizona” is in theaters on August 24th.


For Buster Keaton's birthday, five minutes of his best stunts



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Wes Anderson’s Next Movie Set In Post-WWII France



Director Wes Anderson is known to take his time in-between each released film of his. However, it seems that soon after this year's "Isle of Dogs," Anderson jumped right into another project, which could potentially be released next year.

Yesterday I wrote about Anderson prepping his 10th feature film with production set to begin in February 2019 and wrapping on May 2019.  No details were known about the plot/setting but now, according to French publication Sud Ouest, it this mysterious new project will take place in France and be set right after World War II. 
Anderson, an avid Francophile, lives in France and so it is not that surprising to hear he will be writing looks to be, by all accounts, a French story. 


TIFF announces 117 new titles, which gives us a few extra Telluride reveals

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If you are a cinephile like myself, then you must surely be amped up for the weeks and months ahead. After all, the Toronto International Film Festival and Telluride Film Festival, not to mention this year's better-than-average lineup at Venice, have been stacked with marquee titles. Call it the Cannes let-down, which really didn't end up being such a letdown at all. Despite the lack of hype leading up to the fest on the Croisette, it was quite simply an above average year when it came to the quality of the movies that screened at Cannes this year.



Trailer: Gaspar Noe's "Climax" is a visionary trip to the deep pits of dance-hall hell



Gaspar Noe's "Climax" will no doubt cause a lot of heads to spin, in both good ways and bad. Many of the reviews have mentioned how it is his best movie, I would have to actually make a case for "Enter the Void" to be his crowning achievement, a film that will stand the test of time. Suffice to say, critics went gaga for it at La Croisette. I really liked it but felt the excess finally caught up to it in its final few moments. That's all fine and dandy. As far as I'm concerned Noe has never made a boring film in his career, although his previous film, the 3D explicit sex film "Love," started to feel pedantic and dull in its second hour, and "Climax" is anything but boring.