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The 2017 Cannes Film Festival Line-Up

The Cannes Film Festival has announced its line-up for 2017, with Nicole Kidman seemingly a hot property this year as she has no less than four projects to push on the Croisette. Hollywood titles were shut out completely,...

“Thor: Ragnarok” Trailer Is Disney’s Biggest Launch

Yesterday's launch of the trailer for Taika Waititi's "Thor: Ragnarok" was the biggest to date for a Marvel Studios film preview. The trailer has reportedly garnered more than 136 million views in only 24 hours, Disney's most viewed trailer ever...

Hawn On The Problem Of Modern Comedies

Goldie Hawn hasn't made a film for fifteen years, but returns to the big screen with this Summer's Amy Schumer-led comedy "Snatched". For decades Hawn was a bankable film star who has had a fair share of both dramas but...

Malick Returning To Scripted Filmmaking

Terrence Malick has always played it pretty loose with his approach to filmmaking, the director famously often 'finding' his movies during post-production which is why actors can work for weeks and months on his films - only to find...

del Toro: R-Rating Killed “Mountains of Madness”

Every director has one great passion project, and famously for filmmaker Guillermo del Toro it's the film adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft's "At The Mountains Of Madness". The filmmaker has long struggled to get the Antarctica-set project going and at one...

Producers Talk “Spider-Man” MCU Future

Several outlets visited the set of Marvel Studios' "Spider-Man: Homecoming" a few months back and their reports went live this morning. While much of the content was already known, some new quotes about overall plans for the franchise...

Scorsese’s Editor On “Silence” Reaction

Martin Scorsese spent two decades trying to get his adaptation of "Silence" made. The resulting film late last year scored excellent notices with critics, but Oscar voters and audiences ignored it with the project ultimately earning just over...

First Official Photos: Vikander In “Tomb Raider”

The first official photos are out of Oscar winner Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft in the upcoming "Tomb Raider" film franchise reboot. Vanity Fair premiered the photos and included a new official and detailed synopsis which definitely confirms...

Binge Watchers Do It Six Episodes A Pop

Deloitte's annual 'Digital Democracy Survey' has shown that binge-watching has caught on... big time. The newest study finds that 73% of U.S. consumers have binge-watched video content - defined as watching three or more episodes of a show...

Netflix Chief On Destroying Film Romanticism

Netflix has various issues they deal with on a daily basis, but one longer term challenge they have to handle isn't so much a technical or presentation issue so much as a cultural one - that of changing the...

Edwards Opens Up On “Rogue One” Ending

Gareth Edwards' "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" came out a success, part of which was because of the ending which everyone's still talking about. The film's final act on the tropical planet of Scarif famously underwent major retooling...

Netflix To Finish Orson Welles’ Final Film

Orson Welles' incomplete final film "The Other Side of the Wind" will finally be available for fans with the help of Netflix. The streaming giant announced today that it has secured the global rights and will finance the completion and...

First Batch Of “Thor: Ragnarok” Photos Online

Following their cover reveal, Marvel Studios has released the first batch of official photos from Taika Waititi's "Thor: Ragnarok" including first looks at Mark Ruffalo's Bruce Banner, Jeff Goldblum's eccentric Grandmaster, and more shots of Chris Hemsworth's Thor, Cate...

James Gray On Why Cannes Winners Are Boring

While many true film lovers take each film on its own merits and can enjoy blockbusters and art house films with equal measure, but there are audiences who - be it by taste, upbringing, peer pressure or social circles...

First Photo: Emily Blunt As Mary Poppins

Walt Disney Pictures has premiered the first look photo of actress Emily Blunt as the one and only Mary Poppins in the upcoming sequel "Mary Poppins Returns" which is currently filming in London. Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, Julie...

UK & US Actors Rate Others Accents

Dick Van Dyke's cockney twang in "Mary Poppins" and Kate Winslet's breathy American in "Titanic" have been announced as the worst British and American accents respectively in a film in a new study. Language-learning app Babbel commissioned ex-pat professional actors...

Explaining The Oscar Best Picture Gaffe

The only headlines in the wake of tonight's Oscars ceremony have been regarding the unprecedented Best Picture gaffe in which "La La Land" was wrongly named the film of the year before, several minutes into the acceptance speech, "Moonlight"...

The 2017 Oscar Winners List: Updated

The full winners of this year's Academy Awards have been announced following a moment that will always be remembered for its ending in which confusion led to the Best Picture winner being awarded incorrectly to "La La Land" before...

Five Studios Now Pushing For Premium VOD

Disney now appears to be the sole exception as Variety reports at least five of the major studios are pushing forward with plans for a premium VOD service soon. Warner Bros. Pictures and Universal Pictures have reportedly been the most...

Carnahan Talks His R-Rated “Uncharted” Film

In January, "The Grey" and "Narc" writer/director Joe Carnahan revealed that the script for the film based on the "Uncharted" video game series had been completed. Carnahan was also originally slated to helm the film but had to bow out...

Heaps Of “Kong: Skull Island” Photos, Clips

Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures have released several clips and over three dozen photos from Jordan Vogt-Roberts' upcoming "Kong: Skull Island". The film follows a diverse team of scientists, soldiers and adventurers uniting to explore a mythical, uncharted island...

First Photos: Sofia Coppola’s “The Beguiled”

Though summer is a time of blockbusters, there's also the occasional arthouse or indie feature. This year it's one of the most anticipated films of all with Sofia Coppola's remake of the 1970s feature "The Beguiled". Today the first...

Why Trek’s DS9 & Voyager Will Never Be HD

When it comes to restorations of film and TV, there are gold standards - and then there's "Star Trek: The Next Generation". The most popular of the "Star Trek" spin-offs, TNG underwent a $12 million multi-year restoration that...

James Cameron On Oscar Blockbuster Bias

James Cameron is one of those rare filmmakers who makes big budget spectacle films which have massive box-office appeal, whilst at the same time has seen two of those works win multiple Oscars - "Titanic" and "Avatar". He's an exception...

The 2017 SAG Award Winners

It was the Producers Guild last night, tonight the Screen Actors Guild held its 23rd annual SAG Awards in Los Angeles. The film acting awards had some surprises. The ensemble cast award went to "Hidden Figures" rather than "Moonlight,"...

The 2017 Sundance Film Festival Winners

This year's Sundance Film Festival has come to a close and at the fest's annual awards show the winners have been announced. "I Don't Feel At Home In This World Anymore" took the top honor of the U.S. Dramatic Grand...

Cameron Not A Fan Of Recent “Alien” Films

The "Alien" franchise has been something of an odd duck. Both Ridley Scott's 1979 original and James Cameron's 1986 sequel are considered more than just sci-fi classics, they're frankly two of the greatest films of all time. ...

VOTD: The DCEU Character Problem

A few months back Youtube content creator Patrick (H) Willems came up with a video essay that got a lot of people talking. In it he explored the ubiquitous bland look of the Marvel Studios films and how,...

3D TV Is Now Officially Dead

Just under a decade ago, 3D made a big comeback in cinemas with the likes of "Avatar" showing how to do it right, and "Clash of the Titans" how to do it wrong. It was a novelty that,...

The 2017 Oscar Nominations

This year's Oscar nominations took a different approach, skipping the press conference and doing a twenty minute pre-taped direct streaming broadcast live this morning. "La La Land" led the field with fourteen nominations followed by eight for "Moonlight" and "Arrival,"...

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