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J.K. Simmons provides ‘Batman’ update

J.K Simmons, who made his debut as Commissioner Jim Gordon in Justice League last month, has admitted that for the meantime he doesn’t have an update on the potential Batman solo film in the DCEU, but expects discussions to begin in the New Year. “No, I haven’t had any direct...

Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 4:49 PM

Why Mark Hamill was 'terrified' to return as Luke Skywalker in ‘Star Wars’

Mark Hamill’s return as Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: The Last Jedi is one of the most eagerly anticipated movie moments of 2017. That’s not just because of his iconic work in the original trilogy of films, but also because 2015’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” teased...

Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 3:41 PM

Annette Bening on Kevin Spacey sexual harassment allegations

Annette Bening has responded to the sexual harassment allegations made against her American Beauty co-star Kevin Spacey, whose career and legacy has been tarnished as a result. On Tuesday I sat down to talk to the four-time Academy Award nominee about her turn as Gloria Grahame in “Film...

Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 2:31 PM

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ is exhilarating, epic, and, for better and worse, brings imbalance to the Force

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Director: Rian Johnson Starring: Mark Hamill, Daisy Ridley Rating: PG-13 4 (Out of 5) Globes Plot: Set in a galaxy far, far away Rey (Daisy Ridley) travels to the remote planet of Ahch-To, where she looks to develop and hone her newfound abilities under...

Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 1:05 PM

Margot Robbie talks us through 'I, Tonya’s' conclusion, and reveals alternate ending

WARNING: There are SPOILERS ahead for I, Tonya. So if you’ve not seen the black comedy sports biopic you should wait until you have, then return to read the below.   I, Tonya is a celebration of the resilience of women. Margot Robbie admitted as much when I sat down to speak with...

Monday, December 11, 2017, 3:38 PM

How Mark Hamill will judge if 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' is a success

There are many different ways to judge the success of a film nowadays. Studios only seem to focus on a film’s box office return, the media always incorporates the response of critics, while actors and directors always insist that their film was made for the fans. The early reaction for...

Monday, December 11, 2017, 2:26 PM

How the Porgs in ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ were created, and why their designer is happy to try and eat one

The ever increasing size of the hugely passionate Porg Nation is the only proof you need of just how popular the tiny creatures known as Porgs already are. Which is particularly incredible because “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” isn’t even out yet, and our only sights of the adorable...

Monday, December 11, 2017, 1:34 PM

What James Wan brings to ‘Aquaman,’ according to Patrick Wilson

Patrick Wilson has been waxing lyrical about Aquaman director James Wan, revealing exactly what the Malaysian/Australian filmmaker will bring to the DCEU. Over the weekend I sat down with Wilson to discuss his work on “The Commuter,” which is directed by Jaume Collet-Serra and stars...

Monday, December 11, 2017, 12:19 PM

Pasek & Paul talk Guy Ritchie’s ‘muscular, action-packed’ and ‘very cool’ ‘Aladdin’

Most moviegoers were more than a little shocked when it was announced that Guy Ritchie would be directing the upcoming live-action take on the 1992 Disney classic Aladdin. Ritchie has spent his career working in the crime, comedy, and gangster genres, overseeing the likes of “Lock, Stock And...

Monday, December 11, 2017, 11:13 AM

Kevin Hart and Jack Black combine to make the tame ‘Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle’ just about worthwhile

‘Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle’ Director: Jake Kasdan Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart Rating: PG-13 2.5 (Out Of 5) Globes Plot: Set 20 years after the first “Jumanji,” the legendary board game has now evolved into a video game. Four high school kids on detention...

Friday, December 8, 2017, 9:00 PM

How ‘I, Tonya’ tackled its controversial domestic violence scenes

While the reviews for I, Tonya have been mostly positive, so much so that it currently has a score of 90% on Rotten Tomatoes, there has been some discontent over its depiction of domestic violence. Some critics have attacked the film for trying to put a comedic spin on the domestic abuse that...

Friday, December 8, 2017, 5:08 PM

Why Davos Seaworth is the 'quiet hero' of 'Game Of Thrones'

The bromance between Ser Davos Seaworth and Jon Snow is one of the purest and most fascinating that “Game Of Thrones” has to offer. While Davos might have started off the show on Stannis Baratheon’s side, he is now firmly indoctrinated in the ways of the King Of The North....

Friday, December 8, 2017, 3:41 PM

Mark Hamill wishes Disney had listened to George Lucas’s guidance and advice

As its creator and the writer and director of four of its first six installments, it is hard not to feel a little sad that George Lucas is no longer involved in the Star Wars series. But when Disney bought Lucasfilm from George Lucas for $4.06 billion back in 2012 the decision was soon made to...

Friday, December 8, 2017, 2:04 PM

Let’s talk about ‘I, Tonya’s’ appalling CGI

I, Tonya is a very enjoyable film. It has surprising depth, plenty of humor, and a brazen attitude and rhythm that you can’t help but get wrapped up in. Yet, for all of these qualities, there is one aspect of “I, Tonya” that doesn’t just repeatedly let it down, but also...

Friday, December 8, 2017, 12:59 PM

When is ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ being released?

While the day Star Wars: The Last Jedi will hit cinemas has been planted in the minds of sci-fi nuts and cinephiles ever since the film's release date was rejigged, there are probably some of you out there that are still in the dark about when the latest adventures of Luke Skywalker, Rey, BB-8...

Thursday, December 7, 2017, 2:30 PM

Mark Hamill: The ‘Star Wars’ prequels were more original than ‘The Force Awakens’

During my wide-ranging discussion with Mark Hamill to mark the release of The Last Jedi we touched upon a variety of Star Wars related topics, from "A New Hope" to his emotional return to the Millennium Falcon, while also finding room to talk about George Lucas, too. But I have to admit...

Thursday, December 7, 2017, 1:17 PM

Why Margot Robbie is such a unique actress, according to ‘I, Tonya's' director

The ascent of Margot Robbie over the last 5 years has been hugely impressive, as she has gone from sterling supporting work opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf Of Wall Street to the producer and star of the Oscar touted biopic I, Tonya. This is clearly just the beginning...

Thursday, December 7, 2017, 12:33 PM

Daniel Day-Lewis is hilarious, but ‘Phantom Thread’ is wrecked by its ghastly ending

‘Phantom Thread’ Director: Paul Thomas Anderson Actors: Daniel Day-Lewis, Vicky Krieps Rating: R 3.5 (Out Of 5) Globes Plot: Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day Lewis) is a renowned dressmaker in 1956 London, who alongside his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) helps to dress members of the...

Thursday, December 7, 2017, 12:02 PM

‘I, Tonya’ is rip-roaring fun that makes Margot Robbie and Allison Janney Oscar contenders

‘I, Tonya’ Director: Craig Gillespie Actors: Margot Robbie, Allison Janney Rating: R 4 (Out Of 5) 5 Globes Plot: Tonya Harding (Margot Robbie) is a hugely talented figure skater that is rejected by the uppity U.S. Figure Skating team because of her working class origins. At the...

Thursday, December 7, 2017, 9:18 AM

Why the end of ‘Game Of Thrones’ will be difficult for its younger cast

At some point in 2019, after eight years, “Game Of Thrones” will come to an end on HBO. In the immediate aftermath of its conclusion most fans of the show will be left utterly depressed. They will quickly move on, though. But for those involved in the production of “Game Of...

Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 2:49 PM