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“Shape of Water” Wins Venice Golden Lion

Guillermo del Toro's Cold War romantic drama "The Shape Of Water," about a mute janitor (Sally Hawkins) who falls in love with a fish man, has taken the top prize of the Golden Lion at this year's 74th Venice...

“Star Wars” Insiders Talk Trevorrow Split

The biggest news of the week, and likely the month, was the departure of "Jurassic World" director Colin Trevorrow from the helm of "Star Wars Episode IX". Trevorrow was hired for the gig a few years ago, but...

Star Wars & Marvel Leave Netflix For Disney

Disney CEO Bob Iger confirmed on Thursday that the company's direct-to-consumer streaming service has set a late 2019 launch, and that the "Star Wars" and Marvel films will be on the streaming service. Iger said last month it will be...

Apple & Amazon Vying For Bond Film Rights

Tech giants Apple and Amazon have reportedly entered the race to score the distribution rights to the James Bond franchise according to THR. At last report, Warner Bros. Pictures remains in the lead to land distribution rights to the series...

Trevorrow Won’t Direct “Star Wars: Episode IX”

In a brief statement just released on the official "Star Wars" website, it has been revealed that Colin Trevorrow is out as director of the next "Star Wars" saga film at Lucasfilm and Disney Pictures. The statement, just...

First Look: Rami Malek As Freddie Mercury

A first official look has been released of "Mr. Robot" star Rami Malek as Queen frontman Freddie Mercury in Bryan Singer's upcoming biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody" at 20th Century Fox, GK Films and New Regency. EW premiered the photo from the...

2017 Summer Box-Office Hits A Major Low

The Summer film season is officially over with overall ticket sales dropping to an estimated $3.8 billion this year - down 14% on last year and, unadjusted for inflation, the worst Summer film season since 2006. Patty Jenkins' "Wonder Woman"...

VOTD: He-Man & Skeletor Go Dirty Dancing

While we're still waiting on the live-action "He-Man and The Masters of the Universe" reboot to pick up steam again, price comparison website MoneySuperMarket has used the iconic Mattel characters as part of a new ad campaign in a...

“Stranger Things” Duo Want Fans To Adjust TVs

Matt and Ross Duffer, the creators of last year's streaming sensation "Stranger Things," have issued a request that they hope fans will honor when watching the upcoming second season. That request? Adjust your TVs to turn the awful soap opera-like...

Baruchel Talks Abandoned “Justice League”

A decade ago, George Miller was working on and then ultimately had to abandon the DC superhero team-up film "Justice League Mortal". The project would've seen the likes of Armie Hammer as Batman, D.J. Cotrona as Superman, Megan Gale as...

Apple & Studios Arguing Over 4K VOD

One of the most obvious and likely places that Premium VOD is going to show up first will be on Apple's iTunes service. The tech giant has the infrastructure and resources in place already, it's now mostly questions...

It Was The Worst Box-Office In Sixteen Years

This past weekend's box-office has gotten people talking, and not in a good way. A combination of a lack of interesting releases, the Mayweather vs. McGregor fight, and the devastating weather conditions in the south lead to the...

Study: Millennials Don’t Like Pre-1970s Films

A recent poll conducted by online retailer FYE.com of both a thousand millennials and a thousand Americans over the age of 50 has revealed that those classified as millennials (born late 1980s - early 2000s) are not fans of...

Cameron: “Wonder Woman” Is A Step Backwards

James Cameron has drawn a social media backlash today following comments about Patty Jenkins' recent "Wonder Woman" film. Cameron, who has famously written some of Hollywood's strongest female protagonists in times when there were few, tells The Guardian he wasn't...

Premium VOD Targets New Year Launch

The push for a premium video-on-demand service is moving fast enough that an introduction of one in the first two months of 2018 is being targeted according to THR. The trade says Comcast, Apple and Amazon are actively developing the...

Critics Vote The 100 Greatest Comedies

Top film lists by critics often get chided for their focus on serious dramas and challenging material by those who just go to the movies to be entertained. The lack of inclusion of comedies on many Top 10...

Kilmer On How Kurt Russell Saved “Tombstone”

Despite there being a single name on the tin, some films contain the obvious influence of someone else helping steer the ship. "Poltergeist" may be a Tobe Hooper film, but it's Steven Spielberg through and through. "American...

First Photo: Josh Brolin As Cable In “Deadpool 2”

Actor Ryan Reynolds has released the first official photos of actor Josh Brolin as Cable in the currently in production "Deadpool" sequel which is filming in Vancouver. Brolin has spent months working out and getting in shape for the role...

Fall 2017 TV Series Premiere Dates

The new Fall TV season is set to kick off shortly with series both old and new set to be launched in the United States over the next few weeks. With so many show on it can prove...

Alleged “Dark Tower” Production Issues Revealed

Sony's film adaptation of Stephen King's fantasy series "The Dark Tower" opens on Friday and tracking figures are currently suggesting an opening in the mid-$20 million range - not too shabby. The project has famously had a troubled path to...

VOTD: “In a Heartbeat” Short Film

With some Kickstarter help, filmmakers Beth David and Esteban Bravo have crafted "In a Heartbeat," a sweet and sincere Pixar-esque four-minute animated short about young love. In this case, the love is a closeted gay teen named Sherwin who goes...

More Details On Bryan Fuller’s “Trek” Plans

One of the more interesting rumors floating about back when "Star Trek: Discovery" was first announced was that showrunner Bryan Fuller ("Hannibal," "American Gods") had planned to do the series in an anthology format with different eras of "Star...

2017 Venice Film Festival Line-Up

The organisers of the 74th Venice Film Festival have announced this year's line-up which will kick off with the world premiere of Alexander Payne's "Downsizing". Amongst the more notable titles slated to also score world premieres in competition are Darren...

VOTD: “Batman v Superman: Moustache Edition”

It has taken less than 24 hours since the trade report broke yesterday about the expensive and expansive "Justice League" reshoots. However, the talk of Henry Cavill's moustache requiring digital removal in post-production has already generated a life...

“Avengers: Infinity War” Footage Screens At D23

The crowd at D23 were reportedly brought to their feet in the wake of the first screening of footage from "Avengers: Infinity War" at the D23 convention in Anaheim this morning. Robert Downey Jr., Josh Brolin, Tom...

Leonard Maltin On Modern Film Criticism Issues

With the internet has come the democratisation of film reviewing. Now anyone can be a film reviewer, and their reviews don't have to be that good. Long-form review essays are easier to publish than ever, but are...

First Photos: DuVernay’s “A Wrinkle In Time”

The first photos have been released from Ava DuVernay's upcoming fantasy epic "A Wrinkle in Time" based on the classic Madeline L'Engle novel. The story follows an ordinary teenager named Meg (newcomer Storm Reid) who is whisked on a cosmic...

Ranking The Marvel Cinematic Universe Films

Updated As Of July 9th 2017 With the release of Marvel and Sony's "Spider-Man Homecoming" in cinemas, I decided it was time to look back at the sixteen films so far of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and figure out...

VOTD: The Most Traumatic PG Movie Moments

In the early 1980s, various western countries overhauled their film ratings systems and established a rating for people in their teenage years. Along with a universal G rating, a PG rating and a rating for adults (17 or...

“Apes” Video Teases Serkis’ Transformation

20th Century Fox has premiered a new clip for Matt Reeves' "War for the Planet of the Apes," the one-minute video starting with actor Andy Serkis in a mo-cap suit showing off his performance as Caesar. The clip then transitions...

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