The creative success of "Marvel's Daredevil" hasn't just proven that a superhero series can play to adults and thrive on Netflix. It's also reinforced the notion that there are some superheroes who are just more suited for the small screen than the big screen. Granted, one particular hero will have both versions dangerously available for public consumption (we're looking at you Flash), but the line is starting to be drawn about which characters work best and in which medium.
Not only is Denis Villeneuve heading to Cannes for the first time with "Sicario," but the Canadian filmmaker may have his second lead for his next film, the untitled "Blade Runner" sequel.
Once again, the world is coming to Cannes and with it some of the more anticipated films of the year. Festival du Cannes President Pierre Lescure and General Delgate (aka Festival Director) Thierry Fremaux revealed this year's main competition and Un Certain Regard slates during a long and rambling press conference early this morning and a number of American auteurs are once again in the mix.
The Sundance Institute announced that Sundance NEXT FEST is returning August 7-9 and will make its base of operations at the Ace Hotel for the second year in a row. The weekend long event, which specifically showcases films from the main festival's NEXT selections, was first held in 2013 in West Hollywood, but the festival smartly moved it into the middle of the burgeoning and revitalized downtown LA scene last summer.
Steven S. DeKnight has worked on some celebrated TV programs over his career. He's written for "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and held different producer titles for "Angel," "Dollhouse" and both "Spartacus" incarnations. Now, he's earning critical acclaim for his contributions to "Marvel's Daredevil" which debuted on Netflix last week.
It's not the greatest historical note to kick a festival off with, but the opening night film at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival will be the first directed by a woman since 1987.
O.K., so the producers of the MTV Movie Awards and the network itself got quite lucky. The red carpet for the 2015 show was verging on the worst ever. How weak was it? The red carpet for the last Teen Choice Awards was close to blowing it away.
The 2015 MTV Movie Awards were handed out Sunday, April 12 in a telecast held at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. Here is a complete list of all the winners and nominees.
Oscar Isaac has delivered another superb performance in Alex Garland's "Ex Machina." It follows a National Board of Review-winning turn in "A Most Violent Year" which, frankly, should have earned him an Academy Award nomination this past January. Of course, you could also say he should have received more recognition for his work in "Inside Llewyn Davis" and "Drive," but Isaac's time will come. Potentially with whatever projects he chooses after shooting "X-Men: Apocalypse" this summer. But, before we get to Isaac's blueprint or building his character in "Machina" let's get to the subject you probably really want him to hear about, "Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens."
The MTV Movie Awards have been touch and go for years, but there's one thing we feel fairly confident about regarding the 2015 edition: Amy Schumer will rule.