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2017/2018 TV Series Breakdown: The CW

The Fall TV Season presentations for all the new network shows take place this week with the fifth and final one announced today. Here's a full breakdown of which concepts have made the final list over on The CW. The...

2017/2018 TV Series Breakdown: CBS

The Fall TV Season presentations for all the new network shows take place this week with the fourth announced today. Here's a full breakdown of which concepts have made the final list over on CBS. After a mixed bag last...

2017/2018 TV Series Breakdown: ABC

The Fall TV Season presentations for all the new network shows take place this week with the third announced today. Here's a full breakdown of which concepts have made the final list over on ABC. Comfortable with Shondaland Thursdays, ABC...

2017/2018 TV Series Breakdown: FOX

The Fall TV Season presentations for all the new network shows take place this week with the second announced today. Here's a full breakdown of which concepts have made the final list over on FOX. FOX is making minimal additions...

2017/2018 TV Series Breakdown: NBC

The Fall TV Season presentations for all the new network shows take place this week with the first announced today. Here's a full breakdown of which concepts have made the final list over on NBC. With "This Is Us" proving...

VOTD: Why “Iron Man 3” Is Underrated

When it comes to ranking the Marvel cinematic universe, most people's lists are often fairly consistent. One notable exception though, and one that often divides the lines between comic and non-comic fans, is Shane Black's "Iron Man 3". Despite...

New Details On Xavier Dolan’s “John F. Donovan”

The first batch of photos from acclaimed young French-Canadian director Xavier Dolan's first English-language feature, "The Death and Life of John F. Donovan," have gone online in a new feature story over at Collider. Kit Harington, Jessica Chastain, Natalie...

The 2017 Sydney Film Festival Highlights

The annual Sydney Film Festival kicks off next month and the full list of the slate of 288 films to be screened is now up at the film's official site. "Samson and Delilah" director Warwick Thornton's new film "We Don't...

VOTD: Choreographing “Another Day of Sun”

However you feel about Damien Chazelle's "La La Land," the one scene that is pretty much unanimously loved is that of the big musical opening number "Another Day of Sun" which is set in a Los Angeles traffic jam. To...

VOTD: “The Godfather” Panel At Tribeca 2017

The 2017 Tribeca Film Festival has wrapped with one of its final events being director Francis Ford Coppola reuniting with a few members of the principal cast of "The Godfather" for a 90-minute Q&A on stage. Video of...

No “Star Wars” Original Trilogy Re-Release Coming

Those who have been long holding out hope that Disney Pictures would release the theatrical cuts of the original "Star Wars" trilogy to disc (outside of an old non-anamorphic DVD) - today Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy has shot you...

Christian Bale Is Done With Superhero Films

Oscar-winning actor Christian Bale will always be remembered for his work in Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy, but don't expect him to return to the superhero genre any time in the future. Speaking with Collider last week ahead of the release...

Chris Pratt Talks The “Passengers” Backlash

Chris Pratt has usually done well with film critics and audiences in recent years, but one notable exception was last year's "Passengers". The sci-fi romance was built around a key plot point, one that wasn't revealed in the...

Screen Masculinity: “I’ll Never Doubt You”

In the wake of our publication of the introduction of the masculinity series, my collaborator and friend Garth Franklin and I were sharing a celebratory drink that we'd begun this journey together. My old dear friend, Jamie, had read...

Photos: “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” Trailer Shots

Everyone is going to be breaking down this morning's release of the first trailer for "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" and to help you out, check out just over two dozen screen caps from the clip. As you can see,...

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...

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