The Academy got some scheduling news out of the way today announcing the timetable for the 88th Academy Awards as well as broadcast dates for the 2017 and 2018 Oscars.
Vin Diesel is jumping back into the prestige movie world. And, yes, that's "back." Diesel has made his name in the "Fast and Furious" and Riddick franchises, but many forget he actually has a Steven Spielberg movie on his resume ("Saving Private Ryan"). He also starred in the cult drama "Boiler Room" and voiced the title character in the classic animated film "The Iron Giant." What many have already forgotten, however, is that Diesel earned the best reviews of his career in Sidney Lumet's 2006 courtroom drama "Find Me Guilty." Now, Diesel is getting serious again by teaming up with another cinematic master, Ang Lee.
One of the amazing things about the Sundance Film Festival is it attracts people from all walks of life from all over the globe. As one of the world’s preeminent film festivals that might seem obvious, but my experience during the world premiere of “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” may surprise even the most callous industry observers.
Excuse us from partially stealing your line Mr. Nolan, but "Daredevil" isn't the Marvel TV series superhero fans deserve, but the one it needs. Drew Goddard and Steven S. DeKnight have created a dark and painful corner of the Marvel Universe that will shock many viewers who have become fans of "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," "Agent Carter" and the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe. Watching the first five episodes feels as though you're taking in the writer's version of a series or movie that will eventually get watered down by the time it is ready for public consumption. Amazingly, it doesn't. Instead, the tale of a costumed vigilante protecting the streets of Hell's Kitchen never loses its edge.
Elden Henson has experienced quite a bit over 30 plus year career, but his 5-year-old self could never have dreamed of what the past year would entail. Best known for his role as Fulton in "The Mighty Ducks" movies, Henson's last two projects were about as high profile as you can get: "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Pt. 1 and Pt. 2" and Netflix's new series "Marvel's Daredevil." The former is halfway out the door and the latter? Well, it's about to drop on Netflix this Friday to massive critical acclaim.
"Furious 7" has finally hit theaters across the nation and we think some moviegoers are in for a surprise. After the first hour or so, some viewers will stop and think to themselves, "Wait, why is this flick getting so much hype, again?" Yes, this is when we arrive at the dirty secret of the latest installment in the "Fast and Furious" franchise; it's actually the worst movie of the post-"Tokyo Drift"/Vin Diesel-less era. Before you immediately jump to the comments section to protest, please note this isn't click bait masking as contrarian opinion just to get fans all riled up. Sadly, it's the truth, but with one big caveat, the last 10 minutes or so of the picture will simply knock you out. Let's explore why, shall we?
Will this upcoming awards season be the year of Tom Hiddleston? The popular Brit already has Guillermo Del Toro's "Crimson Peak" on tap for October and, now, he's officially in the mix for his performance as the iconic Hank Williams in Marc Abraham's "I Saw The Light."
Sometimes movies can do a good job of sneaking up on you when you least expect it. A prefect example is "Senna" director Asif Kapadia's new documentary about Amy Winehouse, "Amy." The project was first announced with a lot of fanfare a little under two years ago, but now the final product is ready for its debut.
There are now officially two competing movies about the Boston Marathon bombings in 2013. 20th Century Fox already has "Boston Strong" in development with Daniel Espinosa ("Safe House") directing. Now, CBS Films has announced "Patriot's Day" is in the works from screenwriter Matt Chapman ("Bridge of Spies") and producers Scott Stuber, Mark Wahlberg, Dylan Clark, Stephen Levinson and Michael Radutzky.
It's probably something of a compliment that a "Weinstein Company" movie has become its own genre. Back in the day this would be known, of course, as a "Miramax" movie, but Harvey Weinstein has managed to keep this trope alive even at his relatively new company.