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All this week, IndieWire will be rolling out our annual Fall Preview, including the very best indie cinema has to offer, all the awards contenders you need to know about, and even blockbuster fare that seems poised to please the most discerning tastes, all with an eye towards introducing you to all the new movies you need to get through a jam-packed fall movie-going season. Check back every day for a new look at the best the season has to offer, and clear your schedule, because we’re going to fill it right up.
Next up: blockbusters and popcorn fare for even the pickiest of cinephiles.
“It” (September 8)
While 2017 has been a relatively low-key year for horror, the promise of a remake of one of Stephen King’s most beloved and horrifying works, “It,” still glimmers on the horizon. Long before the creepy clown scares of summer 2016 (but not too »
- Kate Erbland, Zack Sharf, Jamie Righetti, David Ehrlich and Michael Nordine
Shot Caller Director: Ric Roman Waugh Written by: Ric Roman Waugh Cast: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Omari Hardwick, Lake Bell, Jon Bernthal, Emory Cohen, Jeffrey Donovan, Evan Jones, Benjamin Bratt, Holt McCallany Screened at: Park Ave., NYC, 7/10/17 Opens: July 20 on DirectTV, August 18 in theaters Prison sucks. If you want to rob a bank and […]
The post Shot Caller Movie Review appeared first on Shockya.com. »
- Harvey Karten
Fox is rounding out casting for Season 2 of its hit music drama Star, with Evan Ross joining in a key recurring role. Co-created by Lee Daniels and Tom Donaghy, Star follows three talented singers – running from their pasts, desperate for a new start and with ambitions of stardom – as they navigate the cutthroat music business. Miss Lawrence joins series stars Queen Latifah, Benjamin Bratt, Jude Demorest, Brittany O'Grady, Ryan Destiny, Amiyah Scott and Quincy Brown. Ross… »
- Nicholas Raymond
See Also: Watch the trailer for Disney-Pixar’s Coco here
See Also: Watch Disney-Pixar’s Coco short Dante’s Lunch… A Short Tail
Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector (voice of Gael García Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history.
Coco is set for release on November 22nd in the States and on December 1st in the UK. »
- Amie Cranswick
Although he's already plotting new seasons of his upcoming Law & Order: True Crime TV series (watch a preview, below), prolific creator Dick Wolf doesn't think he'll return to the original Law & Order series, which ran for 20 seasons on NBC, between 1990 and 2010. The police procedural and legal drama starred S. Epatha Merkerson, Sam Waterston, Jerry Orbach, Steven Hill, Jesse L. Martin, Leslie Hendrix, Fred Dalton Thompson, Chris Noth, Benjamin Bratt and Michael Moriarty. Law & Order: True Crime, premieres on NBC on Tuesday, September 26th at 10:00pm Et/Pt. Julianne Nicholson, Anthony Edwards, Edie Falco, Gus Halper, Miles Gaston Villanueva, Heather Graham, Elizabeth Reaser, and Larry Cedar star. Wolf talked about the original Law & Order TV series, while promoting his new show during the TCA summer press tour. Read More… »
Vulture WatchWill the stars align for this series? Has the Star TV show been cancelled or renewed for a second season on Fox? The television vulture is watching for the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Star season two. Bookmark it or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you? What's This TV Show About?Airing on the Fox television network, Star follows three talented singers as they navigate the cut-throat music business on their road to success. They’re desperate for a new start and have ambitions of stardom. As reality seeps into the girls’ fantasies, they begin to learn that ambition often comes at a cost. And sometimes that cost is too high. The cast includes Queen Latifah, Benjamin Bratt, Jude Demorest, »
"The only thing that matters is you getting home to your family in one piece." Saban Films has debuted another 60-second trailer for the intense crime thriller titled Shot Caller, from writer/director Ric Roman Waugh. Anyone still interested in this? The film tells the story of a family man who gets thrown in prison after a car accident. There he becomes a member of a prison gang in order to survive, and upon release is forced to orchestrate a major crime with a brutal rival gang on the streets of Southern California. Starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jacob, with a cast including Lake Bell, Emory Cohen, Jon Bernthal, Jeffrey Donovan, Benjamin Bratt, and Holt McCallany. They're selling the intensity and hard-hitting brutality of this, but I'm not sure it's going to work. For me at least, I don't know what everyone else thinks. Here's the second official trailer (+ poster) for »
- Alex Billington
What's in store for the new season of Star? Recently, star Ryan Destiny posted a new first look at season two of the Fox TV show.From Lee Daniels, the drama follows three talented singers as they navigate the cut-throat music business on their road to success. The cast includes Queen Latifah, Benjamin Bratt, Jude Demorest, Ryan Destiny, and Brittany O’Grady.Read More… »
The stars and filmmakers of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios came together to present their upcoming slate for the rest of 2017 through 2019. John Lasseter was the host for the presentation which brought out voice talent such as Benjamin Bratt, Anthony Gonzalez, Josh Gad, Kristen Bell, Holly Hunter, Craig T. Nelson, Sarah Vowell, Samuel L. Jackson, Huck Milner and Sarah Silverman. And in an unforgettable moment, Auli‘i Cravalho, Kristen Bell, Mandy Moore, Kelly MacDonald, Anika Noni Rose, Irene Bedard, Linda Larkin, Paige O’Hara and Jodi Benson came together on stage in a celebration fit for a princess.
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Filmmakers from Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios convened at D23 Expo 2017 today, revealing new details about their upcoming movie slates and introducing key voice talent, including Benjamin Bratt, Anthony Gonzalez, Josh Gad, Kristen Bell, Holly Hunter, Craig T. Nelson, Sarah Vowell, Samuel L. Jackson, Huck Milner and Sarah Silverman. And in an unforgettable moment, Auli‘i Cravalho, Kristen Bell, Mandy Moore, Kelly MacDonald, Anika Noni Rose, Irene Bedard, Linda Larkin, Paige O’Hara and Jodi Benson came together on stage in a celebration fit for a princess.
John Lasseter, chief creative officer of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, teamed up with the stars and filmmakers from both studios to present new details, footage, behind-the-scenes looks and images from a host of upcoming films. “I’m so excited about our upcoming movies; they are all hilarious, emotional, beautiful and make you think,” said Lasseter, who serves as executive producer on all animated titles. »
- Joseph Medina
In addition to all of the movie news, they introduced the following voice acting talent to their teams: Benjamin Bratt, Anthony Gonzalez, Josh Gad, Kristen Bell, Holly Hunter, Craig T. Nelson, Sarah Vowell, Samuel L. Jackson, Huck Milner and Sarah Silverman.
John Lasseter, chief creative officer of , teamed up with the stars and filmmakers from both studios to present new details, footage, behind-the-scenes looks and images from a host of upcoming films. “I’m so excited about our upcoming movies; they are all hilarious, emotional, beautiful and make you think,” said Lasseter, who serves as executive producer on all animated titles. “It's a great mix of incredibly creative and surprising new worlds and characters and stories we love returning to. Our »
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At Friday’s D23 confab in Anaheim, Disney touted its upcoming animation slate, revealing footage and details about “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2,” “Incredibles 2,” “Toy Story 4,” “Coco,” “Frozen 2,” and more.
Capping the animation presentation, the “Coco” grand finale featured more than 160 performers who descended upon Hall D23 at the Anaheim Convention Center, including the Grammy-winning Mariachi Divas de Cindy Shea and Ballet Folklorico de Los Angeles under the direction of Kareli Montoya, and the Grammy-winning Gordon Goodwin Big Phat Band.
Wreck-It Ralph Goes Viral
In “Wreck-It Ralph 2” (November 21, 2018), directed by Rich Moore and Phil Johnston (“Zootopia”), Ralph (John C.Reilly) and Vanellope (Sarah Silverman) go viral on the Internet to find a spare part to fix her broken Sugar Rush game. Along the way, they meet Yesss (“Empire’s” Taraji P. Henson), an algorithm for the site BuzzAholic, dressed in blue.
A clip revealed Vanellope »
- Bill Desowitz
Unfortunately for the fan dressed in an inflatable Baymax costume (which was so big he couldn't fit into any of the convention center's seats), Friday's Pixar and Disney Animation panel at D23, Disney’s fan expo, didn't provide confirmation on sequels to either Big Hero 6 or Zootopia. But host John Lasseter, head of Walt Disney Animation and Pixar Studios, did have plenty of scoop on Frozen, Wreck-It Ralph 2, The Incredibles 2 and more!
More: Kristen Bell Confirms 'Frozen 2' Release Date With Adorable 'Weather Forecast' -- See When It's Hitting Theaters!
The panel began with a return to Arendelle -- starting with the 21-minute short film, Olaf's Frozen Adventure (debuting in theaters ahead of Coco on Nov. 22). Kristen Bell, the voice of Anna, was on hand to explain that, "[Anna and Elsa] don't actually have any holiday traditions of their own, and it breaks Olaf's tiny, little icy heart »
Pixar Animation unveiled never-before-seen footage of their nineteenth film, “Coco,” before an excited crowd at Disney’s D23 Expo at the Anaheim Convention Center. “Coco” will star Anthony Gonzalez as Miguel, a Mexican boy who longs to be a musician like his idol and great-great-grandfather, Ernesto De La Cruz (Benjamin Bratt), despite his family’s ban on music. He gets his chance in a way he never expected when he is whisked away to the Land of the Dead, where he meets a trickster named Hector (Gael Garcia Bernal) and uncovers the reason why his family no longer allows music. »
- Jeremy Fuster
Stars of Walt Disney and Pixar assemble at D23 Expo.
Attendees at Disney’s annual D23 Expo in Anaheim, southern California, saw first footage of a scene that pays homage to the Disney princesses.
Next, Disney orchestrated an unprecedented gathering of princesses as Auli‘i Cravalho from Moana, Kristen Bell from Frozen, Kelly MacDonald from Brave, Mandy Moore from Tangled, Anika Noni Rose from The Princess And The Frog, Irene Bedard from Pocahontas, Linda Larkin from Aladdin, Paige O’Hara from Beauty And The Beast, and Jodi Benson from The Little Mermaid took to the stage.
Sarah Silverman returns as Vanellope von Schweetz, and Clark Spencer, who most recently collaborated with Moore on the global smash Zootopia, produced Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 (see first-look image), which is scheduled »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Spider-Man: Homecoming is a Spider-Man movie for a new generation -- a generation that desires to see a franchise reflective and representative of the world they currently live in. Yes, Tom Holland's Peter Parker still has to balance crime fighting with homework; and yes, he's still white, but the cast of characters around him are not.
"It was also important to make this the real world. The Marvel universe lives in a real sort of place, so we wanted to be a part of a real school. The real school is in New York," added Goldstein.
Is Fox planning a Lee Daniels crossover? TVLine reports the Fox TV show may cross over between Star and Empire during the 2017-2018 season.Empire just finished its third season in May. Meanwhile, Star premiered its debut season earlier this year. From Daniels, the drama follows three talented singers as they navigate the cut-throat music business on their road to success. The cast includes Queen Latifah, Benjamin Bratt, Jude Demorest, Ryan Destiny, and Brittany O’Grady.Read More… »
An important chapter — and figure — in herstory is about to get some much-deserved and long-overdue attention: “Dolores” has a theatrical release date. PBS Distribution has announced that the award-winning doc about civil rights activist and American labor leader Dolores Huerta will open in New York City exclusively at IFC Center on September 1 with other cities to follow.
“An equal partner in co-founding the first farm workers unions with Cesar Chavez, [Huerta’s] enormous contributions have gone largely unrecognized,” the film’s official synopsis reads. “Dolores tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice alongside Chavez, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the twentieth century — and she continues the fight to this day, at 87.”
Directed by Peter Bratt (“La Mission”), “Dolores” made its world premiere at Sundance in January. It’s gone on to screen at over 20 other fests such as Hot Docs, AFI Docs, and the Athena Film Festival, and won audience awards at the San Francisco International Film Festival, Montclair Film Festival, Houston Latino Film Festival, and the Denver Women + Film Festival.
Regina K. Scully and Janet MacGillivray are among the project’s executive producers.
PBS previously announced that the doc will air on PBS’ “Independent Lens” in 2018.
“My story, it’s really the story of a lot of other people who were involved in the farmworker movement,” Huerta has said. “It was the farmworkers themselves, many of them who were arrested, who were jailed, who were beaten, who were killed, just trying to get basic human rights.”
Actor Benjamin Bratt, who is one of the doc’s producers, emphasized how sexism has played a part in why so few people are aware of Huerta’s important contributions. He observed, “On some level, the film is a correction of the historical record, as it’s been recorded thus far. Dolores’ story, other women and their impact on our culture, on who we are as a people, it’s been excised, purposefully.” He explained, “The film is a celebration of her sense of independence, the fire of her spirit, and really it’s a testament to, and a reminder that individual power, as she likes to say, is a very powerful thing not to be squandered, that if you have the commitment, and the level of self sacrifice that it takes, that anyone can activate and put positivity in the world.”
PBS Doc About Civil Rights Activist Dolores Huerta Gets Theatrical Release Date was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »
- Laura Berger
Shot Caller Review Shot Caller (2017) Film Review from the 23rd Annual Los Angeles Film Festival, a movie directed by Ric Roman Waugh, starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Jon Bernthal, Lake Bell, Emory Cohen, Jeffrey Donovan, Benjamin Bratt, Jessy Schram, Omari Hardwick, Holt McCallany, Michael [...]
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- Reggie Peralta
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