I really wanted to get to the bottom of Lashana Lynch bring rumoured as the new 007 in Cary Fukunaga’s upcoming “Bond 25,” but I wanted to take my time, to read up on it before spewing wildly inaccurate theories.Read More
My uninterest in the Barbie movie has completely vanished. It all changed for me this afternoon after Variety reported that Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach had signed on to co-write the upcoming doll movie’s screenplay— with Gerwig potentially directing as well.
Although we know Baumbach as a director, he has written screenplays for both Wes Anderson (“The Life Aquatic,” “The Fantastic Mr. Fox”) and, of course, himself (“Frances Ha,” “The Squid and the Whale,” “Greenberg”). Gerwig, coming off her triumphant directorial debut “Lady Bird,” has been getting solid Oscar buzz for her upcoming fall release “Little Women.”
Yeah, I’m on-board this movie.
THR’s Venice spitballing, more or less, mentions the same titles that I had put together in last week’s preview (“Venice Film Festival: Many Questions Remain About Upcoming Lineup Announcement”). However, there is no mention of “Lucy in the Sky”, Noah Baumbach, Todd Haynes’ “Dry Run” and David Michod’s “The King” — those are more likely TIFF-bound. Regardless, the Venice Film Festival will announce its lineup next week, but there has been much speculation about all the possible titles that will premiere this coming August at the Lido. Based on online speculation, intel and sources, THR has these to say about movies which are still “possibilities”:Read More
Writer-Director Damien Chazelle’s impressive filmography has made him a household name in the industry. “Whiplash,” and “La La Land” were both expertly created statements and “First Man,” although I was not a fan, had Christopher Nolan’s backing and solid reviews to its name.Read More
After Scarlett Johansson's exit from “Rub & Tug,” due to the whole 'ciswashing' backlash against her casting, the film was scrapped and will, now, likely never get made. According to The Wrap, Johansson's exit “doesn’t look good for the movie,” meaning the project might just die altogether without ScarJo's involvement.Read More
“Spider-Man: Far From Home” earned $45 million domestically this weekend, it has now accumulated over $274.5 million Stateside and $847 million worldwide. The billion dollar mark is all but inevitable for this Sony/Disney venture. Whereas, Pixar’s “Toy Story 4” continued to prove itself worthy adding in an extra $20.6 million to its $346.3 million domestic total.Read More
With San Diego Comic-Con only days away, lets take a look at some of the major news that could break over the jam-packed four days, from massive studio panels, to hidden gems.Read More
It’s been seven years since Benh Zeitlin’s “Beasts Of The Southern Wild” was hailed at Cannes, Sundance and the Oscars. And yet, the filmmaker has kept a fairly low profile since then, working on a mysterious movie called “Wendy.” Production on “Wendy” began in March 2017 but now, more than two years later, we are still waiting for its release.Read More
Titles from Cannes, Toronto, SXSW, Sundance and more …Read More
Is Greta Gerwig’s “Little Women” avoiding the fall film festival circuit altogether? That’s news to me. This latest rumour comes to us courtesy of all-around-wonderful-people Eric Kohn and Anne Thompson who spoke, at length, about the current state of cinema in their latest IndieWire podcast.Read More
Not only is Jeff Sneider a decent guy but he’s always been in-the-know when it comes to test-screenings and advanced Oscar buzz.Read More
I have not seen the second season of “Big Little Lies,” but, suffice to say, a lot of people have been turned off by it, noting that it doesn’t remotely come close to the dramatic theatrics of the first season. Meryl Streep was added to the cast for this new round of episodes, she plays, supposedly, a very unlikable character. Jean-Marc Vallee directed the first season and decided to step back and just produce season #2. The excellent Andrea Arnold was hired to direct.Read More
‘Raid’ star Iko Uwais shows up in “Stuber” but instead of taking advantage of his athletic talents, the movie has Uwais go through such mundane and lazily set-up action sequences. The entire movie, at times, works purely on the ingenious casting decision of having Kumail Nanjiani and Dave Bautista buddy-cop their way through a pedantic plot.Read More