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‘Captain Marvel 2’ Will Be Helmed By ‘Candyman’ Director Nia DaCosta

Nia DaCosta is taking the helm for Captain Marvel 2. The director of the highly anticipated Candyman reboot has been tapped by Marvel Studios to direct Captain Marvel 2, making her the first-ever Black female director for a Marvel movie. Deadline broke the news that Nia DaCosta, director of the acclaimed drama Little Woods and the upcoming Candyman reboot, has […]

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slashfilm.com | 06-Aug-2020 04:30

Superhero Bits: ‘Umbrella Academy’ Scene Breakdown, ‘Marvel’s Avengers’ Beta Testing Reactions & More

What are the first impressions of Marvel’s Avengers after the first round of beta testing? Want to see another clip from Deathstroke: Knights & Demons? Did James Gunn have any creative interference on The Suicide Squad? Want to hear the Umbrella Academy cast break down a scene? What’s the latest from Ryan Reynolds about Deadpool […]

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slashfilm.com | 06-Aug-2020 03:00

HBO’s New Documentary Slate Includes Black Voices in TV, Growing Up Transgender, A Huge Auto Scam, Tons of True Crime & More

HBO has consistently put out some of the best documentaries for a long time now, and that trend continues throughout the rest of 2020 and in the coming years. The cable channel has just unveiled the upcoming roster of documentary movies and shows that will be premiering in the second half of the year, including […]

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slashfilm.com | 06-Aug-2020 02:30

Robert Downey Jr. Will Produce and Possibly Co-Star in a New Apple TV+ Detective Series

Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Downey‘s Team Downey production company are already responsible for one detective show – HBO’s Perry Mason reboot – and now they’re moving on to another. The Downeys are teaming with Apple TV+ to produce a new detective series that Downey Jr. might also appear in. Based on a true story, the series […]

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slashfilm.com | 06-Aug-2020 02:00

‘The Sleepover’ Trailer: Netflix’s Action Comedy is Like ‘Spy Kids’ Meets ‘National Treasure’ Meets ‘True Lies’

Take the clue-following premise of National Treasure, the kid-centric approach of Spy Kids, and mix a dash of the “spouse doesn’t know about their partner’s secret skills” concept from True Lies, and you get The Sleepover, a new action comedy coming to Netflix later this month. Malin Åkerman (Rock of Ages) plays a former thief […]

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slashfilm.com | 06-Aug-2020 01:19

‘Coastal Elites’: HBO’s Scripted Quarantine Comedy Invites Bette Midler, Issa Rae, and More on Zoom

The most star-studded group of elites is getting together over Zoom for HBO’s socially distanced comedy Coastal Elites. Created by playwright and screenwriter Paul Rudnick and directed by Jay Roach, Coastal Elites is a scripted quarantine comedy starring Bette Midler, Issa Rae, Sarah Paulson, Dan Levy, and Kaitlyn Dever in a satire that “explores our current world of deeply divided politics and […]

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slashfilm.com | 06-Aug-2020 01:00

Official Trailer for VHS Horror Film 'Rent-A-Pal' with Wil Wheaton
"Nothing like a little friendly competition, right pal?" IFC Midnight has debuted a trailer for a 90s, VHS-throwback wacky horror titled Rent-A-Pal, which sounds like a horror comedy however it's anything but. One morning, while browsing Reddit, filmmaker Jon Stevenson came across a very strange video online: an old VHS tape called, 'Rent-A-Friend." Hosted by an enigmatic yet charming "Sam," Rent-A-Friend offered entertainment, advice, and most importantly, friendship, to lonely people in a pre-digital age. "Who would watch this?!" Stevenson asked. The answer to that question would ultimately become the story of Rent-A-Pal. Brian Landis Folkins stars as lonely bachelor who decides to "Rent-A-Pal" but discovers the cost is more than he can afford. Also starring Wil Wheaton, Amy Rutledge, and Kathleen Brady. This almost looks like something Cronenberg would make, without all his usual gore. But still Videodrome-esque creepy. Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Jon Stevenson's Rent-A-Pal, direct from IFC's YouTube: Set in 1990, a lonely bachelor named ...
firstshowing.net | 06-Aug-2020 00:58

Daily Podcast: You’ve Gotta Pay Extra Moolah to See ‘Mulan’

On the August 5, 2020 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall and writer Chris Evangelista to discuss the big news about Mulan coming to Disney+. Opening Banter:    In The News: ‘Mulan’ Will Be Released on Disney+ on September 4, But You’ll Have to […]

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slashfilm.com | 06-Aug-2020 00:30

John Leguizamo Coaches Kids at Chess in 'Critical Thinking' Trailer
"Let the whole system give up on them... But you know what, I ain't! Okay?!" Vertical Ent. has released an official trailer for Critical Thinking, marking the feature directorial debut of actor John Leguizamo - who also stars in the film. This hasn't premiered at any festivals, but still looks like a worthwhile watch. The film tells true story of the Miami Jackson High School chess team which was the first inner city team to win the U.S. National Chess Championship in 1998. Leguizamo stars as their coach Mario Martinez, with a cast including Rachel Bay Jones, Michael Kenneth Williams, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Angel Bismark Curiel, Will Hochman, Corwin C. Tuggles, Jeffry Batista, Ramses Jimenez, and Zora Casebere. This looks quite enjoyable, a simple film about the importance of playing chess and sharpening your mind. Here's the official trailer (+ poster) for John Leguizamo's Critical Thinking, direct from YouTube: Based on a true story from 1998, five LatinX and Black teenagers from ...
firstshowing.net | 06-Aug-2020 00:27

First Trailer for 'The 24th' - The Story of an All-Black Infantry Regiment
"I was robbed of my honor... You get outta here before they take yours, too." Vertical Ent. has released an official trailer for the indie drama The 24th, the latest film from writer / director Kevin Willmott (C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America, The Battle for Bunker Hill, The Only Good Indian). The film tells the story of the all-black Twenty-Fourth United States Infantry Regiment, and the Houston Riot of 1917. The so-called "riot" was an uprising by 156 African-American soldiers in response to the brutal violence and abuse at the hands of Houston police officers. Certainly sounds very timely, and is definitely a reference to current events in America, too. The film stars Trai Byers, Bashir Salahuddin, Aja Naomi King, Mo McRae, Tosin Morohunfola, Mykelti Williamson, and Thomas Haden Church. It looks like a very powerful, very moving story to tell. But sadly it seems as if nothing much has changed in over 100 years. Take a look. Here's the ...
firstshowing.net | 06-Aug-2020 00:01

‘Everyday Parenting Tips’: Ryan Reynolds to Star in Family Comedy About a Monster-Filled Earth

Paddington franchise director Paul King has found a new family-friendly project to direct. But his new film’s heroes will have to face more than just an angry Nicole Kidman or a conniving Hugh Grant: they’ll come face to face with monsters. King is set to direct Everyday Parenting Tips, a family comedy from Universal which has […]

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slashfilm.com | 06-Aug-2020 00:00

Disney’s ‘Pinocchio’ Remake Will Reunite Robert Zemeckis and Tom Hanks

Disney’s live-action Pinocchio remake might be a reunion for Robert Zemeckis and Tom Hanks. Zemeckis is attached to helm the film and now a report states that Hanks is being courted to play old Italian puppet-maker Geppetto. This isn’t the first time Hanks’ name has been floated for the part – when the project was first announced, Paddington director […]

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slashfilm.com | 05-Aug-2020 23:30

Nonprofit Report Slams Hollywood for “Normalizing” Self-Censorship of Films for China

A new report from the nonprofit PEN America slammed Hollywood studios and A-list directors for increasingly self-censoring its films “based on an effort to avoid antagonizing Chinese officials.” The report digs into the troubling signs that Hollywood self-censorship is become increasingly “normalized,” as the industry tiptoes around any subjects — like the erasure of Tibetan characters in […]

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slashfilm.com | 05-Aug-2020 23:00

‘The Matrix’ Was Always an Allegory for the Trans Experience, Confirms Lilly Wachowski

Over the past few years, alternate readings have abounded suggesting that the 1999 science fiction masterpiece The Matrix is an allegory for the transgender experience. Now Lilly Wachowski, one of the film’s writers and directors, has officially confirmed that those ideas were intentional. Watch her speak about how the “corporate world wasn’t ready” to acknowledge such […]

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slashfilm.com | 05-Aug-2020 22:30

‘The Man from Nowhere’ Remake Will be a ‘John Wick’ Reunion

John Wick director Chad Stahelski and writer Derek Kolstad are re-teaming for more action. Stahelski will produce and Kolstad will write a remake of The Man from Nowhere, inspired by the 2010 South Korean action film which is, according to /Film managing editor Jacob Hall, pretty much “120 minutes of knife fights.” Sign me up. The Man From Nowhere […]

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slashfilm.com | 05-Aug-2020 22:00

‘The Suicide Squad’ Title Treatment Revealed as the Cast Wishes Director James Gunn a Happy Birthday

It’s James Gunn‘s birthday, and while that’s not exactly the type of story we’d consider “newsworthy,” we’re going to mark the occasion by sharing this silly-but-fun video featuring The Suicide Squad cast wishing their director a happy birthday. Don’t expect anything from the actual movie here (except for Margot Robbie briefly using her Harley Quinn voice), […]

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slashfilm.com | 05-Aug-2020 21:30

‘I’m Thinking of Ending Things’ Poster Teases Charlie Kaufman’s Mind-Bending New Netflix Film

Netflix has released a new poster for I’m Thinking of Ending Things, Charlie Kaufman‘s long-awaited return to filmmaking after a five-year absence. Based on the psychological horror novel by Iain Reid, I’m Thinking of Ending Things promises to be another mind-bending hit from Kaufman, who dives into the horror genre with the upcoming Netflix film starring Jessie Buckley, Toni […]

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slashfilm.com | 05-Aug-2020 21:00

‘Raised by Wolves’ Trailer: Ridley Scott Takes You to a Strange Future

The first trailer for Raised by Wolves is here, and what a fine trailer it is. It’s a bad idea to overhype stuff based on a trailer, but I have to admit, this looks wild and different, and that’s pretty exciting. In this sci-fi series from executive producer Ridley Scott, a group of human children is […]

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slashfilm.com | 05-Aug-2020 20:30

All Eight ‘Harry Potter’ Movies Will Be Available on Peacock This October

The Harry Potter movies are an extremely important film franchise for Warner Bros. However, just a few months after the launch of HBO Max, Warner’s new streaming service, all eight original Potter movies are leaving the service and shuffling over to a service run by one of WB’s biggest rivals: NBCUniversal. While all eight films […]

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slashfilm.com | 05-Aug-2020 20:00

AMC Adapting Fantasy Novella ‘Sorcerers,’ About a Hip Hop-Inspired Sorcerer

AMC is making a TV series about a hip hop-inspired sorcerer based on the fantasy novella Sorcerers. Written by Maurice Broaddus and Otis Whitaker, with illustrations by internationally renowned artist Jim Mahfood, Sorcerers is described as a psychedelic urban fantasy novella about a man from Harlem who “comes into his own as a hip hop-inspired sorcerer.” AMC has […]

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slashfilm.com | 05-Aug-2020 19:30

Knott’s Berry Farm Has Canceled Its Annual Knott’s Scary Farm Event

Bad news: Halloween is canceled…at Knott’s Berry Farm. Every Halloween season, the Southern California park hosts Knott’s Scary Farm, a seasonal haunt in which the park is transformed into “160 acres of horror.” But due to the coronavirus (which is still around, believe it or not!), this year’s event has been canceled, with promises to return […]

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slashfilm.com | 05-Aug-2020 19:00

‘Mimic’ TV Series Directed by Paul WS Anderson in the Works

At long last, the worlds of Guillermo del Toro and Paul WS Anderson will collide! Mimic, del Toro’s American debut film, is now being turned into a TV series, with Anderson directing the pilot. As for del Toro, he has absolutely nothing to do with the TV show, which makes sense, since the experience of making the […]

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slashfilm.com | 05-Aug-2020 18:30

A Doc About Outrageous Bank Scandals - 'The Andorra Hustle' Trailer
"An act of crime committed in the name of nationalism." The official trailer has released for a fascinating, eye-opening documentary titled The Andorra Hustle, from doc filmmaker Eric Merola. If you have never heard of the country of Andorra... you will now. Andorra is a very small country located in Europe nestled between France and Spain in the Pyrenees mountains. The documentary explains how one of the country's banks, known as BPA, was targeted in outrageous scandals involving Spain's and America's governments. Say what? It's all about fighting against Catalonia's independence movement, which Spain has been trying to quell for years. "Spanish Police were of the opinion that destroying the bank accounts of the Catalonian leadership would help win their war against Catalonia." This looks like a powerful investigative journalism doc that was made under-the-radar to stay out of the focus of the governments who don't want this story to get out. But the film is out soon - debuting ...
firstshowing.net | 05-Aug-2020 18:06

DC FanDome Trailer Teases the Virtual Convention Bringing Big DC Comics News This Month

If Comic-Con at Home felt like a bit of a bust, maybe you can take solace in knowing that there’s another virtual convention right around the corner. And this one promises some huge announcements. DC FanDome is coming on August 22, promising a free virtual fan experience that will celebrate everything from the DC Multiverse […]

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slashfilm.com | 05-Aug-2020 18:00

New ‘Avatar 2’ Concept Art Reveals an Underwater Vehicle James Cameron Probably Owns in Real Life

Avatar 2 was on track to arrive in December next year, but now the coronavirus pandemic is forcing us to wait an extra year for the anticipated sequel to James Cameron‘s sci-fi action adventure. Thankfully, producer Jon Landau is providing little tidbits of information about the sequels every now and then, and the most recent […]

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slashfilm.com | 05-Aug-2020 17:30

Official Trailer for 'Teenage Badass' About an Indie Rock Band in 2006
"One, two, three...!" Freestyle Digital Media has released a trailer for an indie dramedy film titled Teenage Badass, marking the feature directorial debut of filmmaker Grant McCord. This was supposed to premiere at the SXSW Film Festival earlier this year before it was cancelled, and will now launch on VOD in the fall. Set in 2006, Teenage Badass follows a band when they score a shot to play on the local news. But as all of their dreams start to become a reality, the band's egocentric singer / songwriter threatens to make them lose everything they have worked for. The story actually follows the drummer, played by Mcabe Gregg; and the lead singer Kirk Stylo is played by Evan Ultra. Also starring Julie Ann Emery, Kevin Corrigan, James Paxton, Madelyn Deutch, Elsie Hewitt, and Dillon Lane. The tone in this trailer is all over the place, and it seems like just some boys having fun and being teens. Not sure ...
firstshowing.net | 05-Aug-2020 17:28

‘The Secret Garden’ Review: An Adaptation Quite Contrary to Its Source Material But Just As Magical

I’ve always viewed The Secret Garden as a sort of “Gothic romance for beginners,” with a dose of that childish whimsy that made Frances Hodgson Burnett‘s 1911 classic such a fixture on our childhood bookshelves or our televisions in the form of the various film and made-for-TV adaptations over the years. Hear me out: a willful protagonist […]

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slashfilm.com | 05-Aug-2020 17:00

First Trailer for Family Comedy 'The Sleepover' Starring Malin Akerman
"I don't think your mom is just a regular mom." Netflix has revealed an official trailer for a family comedy titled The Sleepover, the latest from director Trish Sie, of Step Up All In and Pitch Perfect 3. When two siblings discover their seemingly normal mom is a former thief in witness protection who has been forced to pull one last job, they team up to rescue her over the course of an action-packed night. Joe Manganiello stars as an ex-flame of their mom who gets involved and helps the kids pull off this job and save the day. Starring Sadie Stanley, Maxwell Simkins, Ken Marino, Cree Cicchino, Lucas Jaye, Karla Souza, Enuka Okuma, Erik Griffin, with Malin Akerman. This looks so cheesy and absurdly fun, like the kind of Hollywood comedies they used to make in the 90s. But, uh, made by Netflix now. Still looks entertaining. Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Trish Sie's The Sleepover, direct ...
firstshowing.net | 05-Aug-2020 16:59

‘The Ren & Stimpy Show’ is Being Reimagined at Comedy Central

Hot on the heels of ordering the return of Beavis and Butt-Head from Mike Judge, Comedy Central is bringing back another beloved cartoon from 1990s, one that was inexplicably approved for kids, but landed more firmly with adults. The Ren and Stimpy Show is being reimagined at Comedy Central, but original series creator John Kricfalusi […]

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slashfilm.com | 05-Aug-2020 16:30

Scott Adkins Battles Mario Van Peebles in Action Thriller 'Seized' Trailer
"There are no good people in there - no saints, only sinners." Lionsgate has released an official trailer for an action thriller titled Seized, the latest from B-movie action filmmaker Isaac Florentine (who also made Acts of Vengeance with Adkins). MMA action star Scott Adkins plays a former Special Forces agent whose son is kidnapped and must now wipe out three dangerous crime syndicates if he wants to see him alive again. Adkins has been starring in endless action movies recently, none of them worth watching, but he still keeps making them - he's also in Debt Collectors and Legacy of Lies this year. Seized also features Mario Van Peebles with a killer cowboy hat, Steven Elder, Karlee Perez, James P. Bennett, David Fernandez Jr., Luis Gatica, and Mauricio Mendoza. Another day, another mindless bland action movie to ignore. Here's the official trailer (+ poster) for Isaac Florentine's Seized, direct from Lionsgate's YouTube: Hiding out with his son Taylor on the Mexican ...
firstshowing.net | 05-Aug-2020 16:20

The Quarantine Stream: ‘Destroyer’ is an Vastly Underrated Neo-Noir Flick

(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a new series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.) The Movie: The Destroyer Where You Can Stream It: Hulu The Pitch: A near-unrecognizable Nicole Kidman is a hard-boiled cop haunted by a violent tragedy in her past. Why It’s Essential Quarantine Viewing: It still boggles […]

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slashfilm.com | 05-Aug-2020 16:00

New Full-Length Trailer for 'I Am Woman' About Singer Helen Reddy
"From now on, no one will tell us what we can and can't do." Quiver Dist. has released an official trailer for the indie drama I Am Woman, telling the inspiring story of Australian singer and activist Helen Reddy. This first premiered at the Toronto Film Festival last year, and also stopped by the Busan Film Festival - we featured the first teaser last fall. Australian actress Tilda Cobham-Hervey stars as Helen, with a full cast that includes Danielle Macdonald (from Patti Cake$), Evan Peters (from X-Men), Matty Cardarople, Dusty Sorg, Toks James, Gus Murray, and also Rita Rani Ahuja. Reddy's most famous song is one called "I Am Woman", which quickly became the anthem for the women's movement in the 70s. The film is a story of fearless ambition and passion, of a woman who smashed through the patriarchal norms of her time to become an international singing superstar. This looks dazzling! An inspiring smash-the-patriarchy story. Here's the full official ...
firstshowing.net | 05-Aug-2020 15:40

Superhero Bits: ‘Deathstroke: Knights & Dungeons’ Clip, Ryan Reynolds’ Alternate Cut of ‘Green Lantern’ & More

What would Batwoman look like if she were a Power Ranger? Want to see a clip from Deathstroke: Knights & Dungeons? Did you hear the current Ghost Rider series is ending? Want to see Ryan Reynolds‘ alternate cut of Green Lantern? How did Brett Ratner respond to Vinnie Jones complaints about a reduced Juggernaut role? Could […]

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slashfilm.com | 05-Aug-2020 03:00

Lifetime Beating Hallmark to the Punch With LGBTQ Holiday Movie

Happy Holidays! I hope you’re all prepared for a good old fashioned quarantined Christmas, because that’s what’s coming our way. But don’t worry: you’ll always have holiday movies to distract you from the end times. Lots and lots of holiday movies. Every year, both Lifetime and Hallmark pump out holiday originals, and this year, Lifetime […]

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slashfilm.com | 05-Aug-2020 02:30

NBC Wanted Either John Cusack or Hugh Grant to Play ‘Hannibal’ Instead of Mads Mikkelsen

Hannibal is one of the best shows of the 21st century. A daring, strange, artistic blend of horror, lust, and fine dining, the Bryan Fuller series inspired by the books of Thomas Harris was so good that it was almost hard to believe it was a real network show. On top of all that, the series […]

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slashfilm.com | 05-Aug-2020 02:00

Lena Waithe Developing an Open-Marriage TV Drama for Amazon

Lena Waithe has a new television drama project under Amazon. The award-winning writer-producer is developing an Amazon TV series about open relationships, tentatively called Open. Waithe has already finished a draft for a pilot script, and under her deal with the streamer, is further developing the pilot for a series. Waithe is developing a TV series […]

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slashfilm.com | 05-Aug-2020 01:19

Marvel’s ‘Agents of SHIELD’ Costumes and Props are Going Up for Auction This Fall

Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD is nearing the end of its seventh and final season, but some fans might be lucky enough to keep the series alive on their collectible shelves thanks to an upcoming auction of props from the comic book series. Prop Store, one of the leading sellers of official film and TV memorabilia, […]

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slashfilm.com | 05-Aug-2020 01:00

Watch: Wonderful 15 Years of Laika Animation Celebration Featurette
"We wanted audiences to feel like they could reach through the screen and touch this world." One of the best stop-motion animation studios is celebrating 15 years this year! Laika Animation originally opened in 2005 and worked on their first feature film Corpse Bride. The first film made entirely by the studio was Coraline, which opened in theaters in 2009. They followed up with four more outstanding stop-motion animated films: ParaNorman in 2012, The Boxtrolls in 2014, Kubo and the Two Strings in 2016, and Missing Link in 2019 - just last year. To celebrate the anniversary, Fandango released a 5-minute long behind-the-scenes celebratory featurette, looking back at their history and their work. I'm a big fan of Laika and almost always enjoy their movies (my personal favorite is still Kubo, also ParaNorman). This wonderful video shows how much work goes into each project and all the people crafting every piece of the production. Here's the official "15 Years of Laika ...
firstshowing.net | 05-Aug-2020 00:56

‘The King’s Man’ May be a Prequel, But It Sets Up ‘Kingsman 3,’ Matthew Vaughn Teases

The King’s Man takes place decades before the events of the Kingsman series, and yet director Matthew Vaughn has found ways for the upcoming Ralph Fiennes-led prequel film to set up the events of a potential Kingsman 3. In an interview with Empire, the director of the upcoming period spy action film The King’s Man confirmed that the prequel to the Kingsman film series […]

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slashfilm.com | 05-Aug-2020 00:30

‘Stuntwomen’ Trailer: Michelle Rodriguez Narrates Documentary About Female Stunt Performers

Stunt performers’ contributions to movies are often highlighted in memorable moments from those films, but the nature of the position means that their faces and names fade into the background in service of the story. Rarely does a stunt performer ever become a household name – especially if they’re a woman. But now Michelle Rodriguez […]

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slashfilm.com | 05-Aug-2020 00:00

‘Cyrano’: ‘Hanna’ Director Joe Wright to Helm Musical Starring Peter Dinklage, Haley Bennett, and More

Joe Wright, the director behind movies like Atonement, Hanna, and Pan, is making his first musical. Wright has been hired to direct MGM’s Cyrano musical, based on a stage play by Erica Schmidt which was adapted from Edmond Rostand’s famous Cyrano de Bergerac. The film’s four major roles have already been cast: Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones), Haley […]

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slashfilm.com | 04-Aug-2020 23:30

‘Mulan’ Will Be Released on Disney+ on September 4, But You’ll Have to Pay to Watch It [Updated]

Update: Disney CEO Bob Chapek explained that the company’s distribution approach for Mulan is being viewed as “a one-off” tactic instead of “some new business windowing model.” I’ve added his full statement below our original article, which begins below. After delaying the release of Mulan several times, the Walt Disney Company has made an unprecedented announcement […]

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slashfilm.com | 04-Aug-2020 23:00

Amy Adams Reunites with Adam McKay For Netflix Series About a Class Action Lawsuit Against Walmart

Amy Adams and Adam McKay are teaming up again. The actor and director, who previously collaborated on 2006’s Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby and 2018’s Vice, are reuniting for a new limited Netflix series about the largest class action lawsuit in this country’s history. Get the details below. Netflix’s See What’s Next account […]

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slashfilm.com | 04-Aug-2020 22:30

New Trailer for Author at a Haunted Lighthouse Thriller 'Widow's Point'
"Something is wrong here..." 101 Films has released an official trailer for an indie supernatural thriller titled Widow's Point, adapted from the book of the same name. This originally premiered at a few small genre festivals last year. Widow's Point follows a writer who spends a weekend locked in a haunted lighthouse to help promote his next book, where he is targeted by supernatural forces. Of course - haunted houses usually are haunted! Ha. Craig Sheffer stars in this as Thomas Livingston, along with KateLynn E. Newberry, Dominic Luongo, Kaelin Lamberson, and John Renna. This sounds like it could be thrilling, but the footage in this trailer is really bad. Then again, it's direct-to-DVD so it's not that surprising it looks this bad. Here's the new official trailer (+ poster) for Greg Lamberson's Widow's Point, direct from YouTube: An author named Thomas Livingston (Craig Sheffer) spends a weekend locked in a haunted lighthouse as a publicity stunt for his next book and ...
firstshowing.net | 04-Aug-2020 22:27

‘The Rental’ Tops U.S. Pandemic Box Office, ‘Interstellar’ Re-Release Adds Some Fuel to International Theaters

A new movie topped the U.S. pandemic box office for once, with audiences showing up in — well, not droves, but respectable numbers for The Rental, Dave Franco’s feature directorial debut. While catalog titles filled up the rest of the top 10 of this past weekend’s box office, it goes to show that horror is the […]

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slashfilm.com | 04-Aug-2020 22:00

Regal Releases Oddly Cheerful Video About Reopening Theaters in the Age of Coronavirus

Large parts of America have yet to contain the coronavirus, but that’s not stopping movie theaters from plowing forward with plans to reopen this month. August 21 seems to be the date everyone is looking towards at the moment, and Regal has released a video highlighting the safety measures they’ve put in place to bring […]

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slashfilm.com | 04-Aug-2020 21:30

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