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Denis Villeneuve provides 'Dune' update, but insists he needs a break after 'Blade Runner 2049'

Denis Villeneuve is feeling a little burned out. The French-Canadian director has every right to feel sleepy, too, as “Blade Runner 2049” marks his fifth film in five years, following “Prisoners,” “Enemy,” “Sicario,” and “Arrival.”...

Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 2:01 PM

Andy Serkis felt he’d ‘earned the right’ to direct ‘Jungle Book’

It has been quite a complicated route to Andy Serkis’s directorial debut. While “Breathe” was the first film directed by Serkis to ever be released into cinemas, Serkis actually helmed production on “Jungle Book” first, with principal photography starting back in March...

Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 1:00 PM

Why John Boyega is so excited about ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’

It’s hard to imagine John Boyega anything other than excited. Which is unsurprising as things have been going rather well for the 25-year-old actor over the last few years, from starring as Finn in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” to now leading and producing “Pacific Rim:...

Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 12:04 PM

How Jason Blum turned Blumhouse Productions into a Hollywood heavyweight

Over the last decade only Marvel’s Kevin Feige can rival Jason Blum’s impact as a Hollywood producer. The huge success of the “Paranormal Activity,” “Insidious,” “Sinister,” and “Purge” franchises over the last eight years have now been...

Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 11:18 AM

Why ‘Una’ proudly challenges your morals

Una prods and provokes its audience in such a direct and thought-provoking manner that it is impossible not to ruminate over its questions and themes long after watching it. In Benedict Andrews’ proudly uncomfortable drama Rooney Mara’s titular character confronts Ben Mendelsohn’...

Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 10:10 AM

Andy Serkis on the ‘Star Wars’ director reshuffle

It has been quite a hectic couple of months behind the scenes with the Star Wars franchise. Earlier this summer it was spectacularly revealed that Phil Lord and Christopher Miller had left the Han Solo film midway through its production, with the pair replaced by Ron Howard. But it wasn’t...

Monday, October 16, 2017, 4:28 PM

Jordan Peele has several ideas for a ‘Get Out’ sequel, but here's what it would take for it to actually happen

Having grossed $253.1 million from just a $4.5 million budget, its safe that say that Get Out will ultimately go down as one of the most successful films of the year. As you’d expect that has already led to suggestions that a follow-up will eventually be greenlit. Those rumors were only...

Monday, October 16, 2017, 3:22 PM

'Star Wars' can and should become more progressive -- here's how, says John Boyega

Not only is John Boyega Pacific Rim: Uprising’s leading actor, but the blockbuster also marks his first film as a producer. Earlier this month I had the opportunity to talk to the 25-year-old about his transition into this role, during which time we touched upon how prevalent the theme of...

Monday, October 16, 2017, 2:12 PM

This is exactly what 'The Deuce' is about

Audiences are now six episodes into The Deuce, the latest HBO drama from David Simon, the acclaimed creator and writer of The Wire, The Corner, and Treme. As per usual with Simon’s work, rather than just being taken at face value, “The Deuce” is also deeply layered, too. Last...

Monday, October 16, 2017, 1:12 PM

John Boyega talks ‘Pacific Rim: Uprising’, listening to fans, and producing

Despite his involvement in the biggest franchise in movie history, John Boyega isn’t resting on his laurels. In fact, the "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" actor has actually decided to branch out from in front of the camera and take a hands-on role as a producer, starting his own...

Friday, October 13, 2017, 5:35 PM

'If everybody hates it then I’ll deal with that:' Claire Foy on playing The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Last month it was confirmed that Claire Foy had been cast as Lisabeth Sander in the upcoming “Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” sequel, “The Girl In The Spider’s Web,” which will be directed by “Don’t Breathe’s” Fede Alvarez. Considering the impact...

Friday, October 13, 2017, 3:05 PM

One ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ star is already eyeing a spin-off

The return of Curb Your Enthusiasm earlier this month was met with delirium by fans of the show. The fact that it took six years for season 9 to arrive means that viewers are currently just appreciating the rarity of having Larry David and his antics back on their screens. But if J.B Smoove gets...

Friday, October 13, 2017, 1:26 PM

'Professor Marston And The Wonder Women' is eye-opening, but ultimately underwhelming

‘Professor Marston And The Wonder Women’ Director: Angela Robinson Stars: Luke Evans, Rebecca Hall, Bella Heathcote, Oliver Platt, Connie Britton, JJ Field Rating: R 3 (Out Of 5) Globes Plot: Based on the astonishing true story of how Dr. William Marston (Luke Evans) came up with...

Friday, October 13, 2017, 12:33 PM

Jason Blum talks ‘Halloween,’ its super low budget, and more

Producer Jason Blum has four stringent rules for how to create a cheap horror film. 1) Not too many speaking parts, as extras are paid five times more if they actually talk. 2) Not too many locations, which stops costs spiraling. 3) Pay actors the bare minimum, but give them a slice of the...

Friday, October 13, 2017, 11:07 AM

‘Happy Death Day’ isn’t that scary, but it is still a Friday the 13th treat

‘Happy Death Day’ Director: Christopher B. Landon Starring: Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Rudy Morine, Rachel Matthews, Charles Aitkin, Rob Mello Rating: PG-13 3.5 (Out Of 5) Globes Plot: A horror remake of the 1993 fantasy-comedy classic “Groundhog Day”, “...

Friday, October 13, 2017, 10:08 AM

Why Blumhouse turned 'Groundhog Day' into a horror film

Jason Blum was never going to say no to Happy Death Day. Regardless of whether or not he actually liked the script. Blum has so much faith in his filmmakers that he will proceed with their project even if he has questions about the film itself.    Luckily for "Happy Death Day...

Thursday, October 12, 2017, 5:08 PM

‘Breathe’ and its 'maverick' disabled characters convinced Andy Serkis to make his directorial debut

It took Andy Serkis a decade to find the right script to turn into his directorial debut. But once he read “Breathe” he immediately knew it was perfect. “I read William Nicholson’s script, it blew me away. It was so potent and powerful. I am close to the subject matter...

Thursday, October 12, 2017, 3:01 PM

Why the 'superhero origin' story of Thurgood Marshall is 'important,' but still 'entertaining'

Despite being obviously timely, Marshall actors Chadwick Boseman and Josh Gad are reticent to talk up the film’s importance. Instead, after I asked them of its timeliness, the pair were quick to insist the number of other reasons why they were initially attracted to the film. “...

Thursday, October 12, 2017, 11:50 AM

Adam Sandler is now an Oscar front-runner thanks to ‘The Meyerowitz Stories’

‘The Meyerowitz Stories’ Director: Noah Baumbach Stars: Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, Dustin Hoffman, Emma Thompson, Elizabeth Marvel, Grace Van Patten, Judd Hirsch Rating: N/R 4.5 (Out of 5) Globes Plot: Recently divorced Danny Meyerowitz (Adam Sandler) heads into New York City so...

Thursday, October 12, 2017, 9:48 AM

‘Goodbye Christopher Robin’ really is magical

‘Goodbye Christopher Robin’ Director: Simon Curtis Stars: Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie, Will Tilston, Kelly Macdonald, Alex Lawther, Phoebe Waller-Bridge Rating: PG-13 4.5 (Out Of 5) Globes   Plot: A.A. Milne (Domhnall Gleeson) is one of the most popular playwrights in...

Thursday, October 12, 2017, 9:13 AM