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The Flash Movie May Get Director Robert Zemeckis?

13 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

It is no secret that DC's production of The Flash feature length movie has had trouble taking off, but that could all change soon. It was reported back in February that Warner Bros was rumored to be taking the project back to square one after the loss of two directors, most recently Rick Famuyiwa (Dope) and original director Seth Grahame-Smith (Lego Batman). The Flash was supposed to launch in early 2018 and has been pushed to 2020, which still seems to be totally unrealistic at this time. The Flash is not the only DC movie to be going through some creative problems, both Bat Man and Cyborg have had very public stalls and stutters.

But, could this all turn around for The Flash? Screen Junkies is reporting that sources close to the project say that Robert Zemeckis (Back to the Future) is rumored to take over the flailing project. It is also »

- MovieWeb

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Film industry reacts to Jonathan Demme's death

26 April 2017 9:33 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Martin Scorsese, Edgar Wright, Kevin Smith among those to pay tribute to director.

Following the news that American director Jonathan Demme has died at the age of 73, the film industry has taken to social media to mourn the loss.

Martin Scorsese issued a statement that read: “Whenever I ran into Jonathan, he was filled with enthusiasm and excitement about a new project. He took so much joy in moviemaking. His pictures have an inner lyricism that just lifts them off the ground – even a story like The Silence Of The Lambs.

“I have great admiration for Jonathan as a filmmaker – I love the freshness of his style and his excellent use of music, from Buddy Holly to Miklos Rozsa. There’s so much more to be said, and I hardly know where to begin. I also loved him as a friend, and to me he was always young. My young friend. The idea that »

- (Tom Grater)

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Film industry mourns Jonathan Demme

26 April 2017 9:33 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Edgar Wright, Kevin Smith, Elijah Wood among those to pay tribute to director.

Following the news that American director Jonathan Demme has died at the age of 73, the film industry has taken to social media to mourn the loss.

Hot Fuzz director Edgar Wright referred to Demme as a “great”, adding that “he could do anything”, in a tweet.

The Lord Of The Rings actor Elijah Wood took to Twitter to simply post that he was “sad to hear that Jonathan Demme has passed.

Tribeca Film Festival’s official account posted a tribute tweet, quoting Demme as saying “The chance to make a film that deals in an imaginative way with stuff you care tremendously about is a real high.”

David Simon, the creator of The Wire, stated that Demme was “a warm, gracious man”, expressing that he wished he’d had the chance to work with the director, though had come close twice.

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- (Tom Grater)

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Hollywood Remembers Jonathan Demme: ‘He Could Do Anything’

26 April 2017 9:12 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Hollywood is mourning the passing of “Silence of the Lambs” director Jonathan Demme, who died Wednesday morning at the age of 73. Directors like Martin Scorsese, Edgar Wright and Kevin Smith noted how Demme’s work showcased his wide range and helped people to experience unique stories. “He could do anything,” Wright tweeted. Many also remembered Demme’s kindness and generosity towards others in the industry. “Moonlight” writer and director Barry Jenkins said the last time he saw Demme was when the director was championing for “Moonlight” during awards season. “Such a kind man,” he added. Also Read: Jonathan Demme, Director »

- Carli Velocci

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Donnie Darko

25 April 2017 1:23 PM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Many weird-world genre bending millennial epics have already dated badly, but not Richard Kelly’s sci-fi / horror / satirical mind-trip about a guy given a glimpse of time travel in another dimension. The wit hasn’t faded and the menace hasn’t cooled, and the cast seems hipper than ever: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Mary McDonnell, Patrick Swayze, Noah Wyle, Drew Barrymore, Katharine Ross. Two versions, two formats, no waiting.

Donnie Darko

Blu-ray + DVD

Arrow Video USA

2001 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 113, 133 min. / Street Date April 18, 2017 / ( 4-Disc Limited Edition) / Available from Arrow Video 49.95

Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Holmes Osborne, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Mary McDonnell, Patrick Swayze, Jena Malone, Noah Wyle, Drew Barrymore, Katharine Ross.

Cinematography: Steven Poster

Production Design: Alexander Hammond

Film Editors: Sam Bauer, Eric Strand

Original Music: Michael Andrews

Produced by Adam Fields, Nancy Juvonen, Sean McKittrick

Written and Directed by Richard Kelly


When high school kids get into creative writing »

- Glenn Erickson

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Better Call Saul season 3 episode 3 review: Sunk Costs

25 April 2017 10:36 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Gabriel Bergmoser Apr 25, 2017

The familiar is changing in the latest episode of Better Call Saul season 3...

This review contains spoilers.

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3.3 Sunk Costs

What is there to say about Gus Fring that has not already been said countless times? That he is one of television’s greatest ever villains, if not characters, is hardly under dispute at this point, and while Breaking Bad certainly didn’t slump without him, his absence was keenly felt in the episodes that came after his demise. Transfixing, terrifying, fascinating and somehow believable due to a pitch perfect performance from Giancarlo Esposito, it was always a little hard to see how he would fit into Better Call Saul, and after Sunk Costs it’s still not quite clear, but the show is »

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Broadchurch series 3: Jodie Whittaker interview

25 April 2017 10:16 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Louisa Mellor Apr 26, 2017

As Broadchurch series 3 comes out on DVD, we chatted to Jodie Whittaker, the actor behind Beth Latimer. Spoilers...

Warning: contains Broadchurch series 1-3 spoilers.

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David Tennant and Olivia Colman may have been Broadchurch’s leads, but Jodie Whittaker and Andrew Buchan were its heart. As bereaved parents Beth and Mark Latimer, those two formed the drama’s emotional spine. Their poignant performances were a constant across three series telling a long-form story about grief and resilience.

With Broadchurch series three out now on DVD, I spoke to Jodie Whittaker about the role of Beth, different responses to grief, the importance of female friendship and the hope contained in the Latimers’ final scenes…

Would you say Beth’s story—which shows that humans can »

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Great Job, Internet!: Read This: Why lesbians love and hate Chasing Amy, 20 years later

20 April 2017 9:23 AM, PDT | | See recent The AV Club news »

Chasing Amy, which premiered 20 years ago this month, may best be remembered as the movie that broke Kevin Smith into the mainstream, a star-fueled romantic comedy that made $12 million on a $250,000 budget, was sold to Miramax, and won two Independent Spirit Awards. It’s also, depending on how you look at it, a disturbing tale of how a lesbian just has to meet the right guy to really fall in love or a progressive look at the fluidity of sexuality. This in-depth exploration by Buzzfeed looks at both sides, as Lgbt editor Shannon Keating talks to Smith and other Chasing Amy players to examine how the movie’s sexual politics hold up after a few decades.

Smith created the movie by cobbling together a few real-life experiences, like his own relationship with Joey Lauren Adams, the film’s star, and his producing partner’s crush on ...


- Gwen Ihnat

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Kevin Smith Tells One of the Best “Don’t Judge a Book By Its Cover” Stories Ever

19 April 2017 10:00 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Honestly I’m not sure how I didn’t remember or even see this post by Kevin Smith on Facebook back in April of 2016 but it now remains and will always remain one of my favorite stories that I’ve ever heard with regards to not judging a book by its cover.   I’m pretty sure that every single one of us has been in a situation very similar to the one that Smith was in when this picture was taken.  We might not have as much money as Kevin Smith and we might not be recognized when we sit down to eat

Kevin Smith Tells One of the Best “Don’t Judge a Book By Its Cover” Stories Ever »

- Nat Berman

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Adam Sandler Films On Netflix Get Half A Billion Hours Of Views

19 April 2017 8:40 PM, PDT | | See recent LRM Online news »

"They gave me money to make this. Can you believe it?"

Adam Sandler. When someone utters that name these days, I tend to shudder. When once he had halfway decent films like Billy Madison and The Wedding Singer, he's now making movies especially for Netflix. It seems like a major step down for someone that used to be the king of the box office.

Yet Netflix loves the guy. According to Netflix (via Screen Rant), Adam Sandler vehicles are accounting for over half a billion hours of views on the streaming service. There are no money figures to speak of but Netflix has been happy enough with the results that they have recently given him another four picture deal.

Makin' it rain!

One part of my brain wants to be angry at this thought. The quality of Adam Sandler films has sunk so low, it's getting near the Earth's core at this point. »

- Tim Jousma

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Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 4 episode 18 review: No Regrets

19 April 2017 12:17 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Marc Buxton Apr 19, 2017

An old friend returns and a hero falls as things heat up within the Framework on Agents Of Shield...

This review contains spoilers.

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4.18 No Regrets

It’s funny, I think the reason that this season of Agents Of Shield has been so successful is that most of this season has felt like a classic Shield story. Since the beginning of the McU’s inaugural TV series, it felt like the series has been struggling to find a sense of identity, a sense of purpose. At first it was a place to deeply explore the McU after the first Avengers film, then, it kind of became a place to introduce the Inhumans to the McU. Heck man, even the beginning of this season »

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Blu-ray Review – Donnie Darko: Limited Edition (2001)

18 April 2017 1:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Donnie Darko, 2001.

Written and Directed by Richard Kelly.

Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Drew Barrymore, Mary McDonnell, Katharine Ross, Patrick Swayze, and Noah Wyle.


Donnie Darko has been released on Blu-ray a few times, but this new Limited Edition from Arrow promises to be the ultimate release for fans. The theatrical version and the Director’s Cut are included, along with the previously released bonus features, a new documentary, a 1996 short film by director Richard Kelly, a hardcover book, and some pieces of art printed on cardstock, found inside an envelope marked “Roberta Sparrow.” (Hmmmm…)

Donnie Darko is a perfect example of how a great movie will find its place in the world, even if it experiences a troubled theatrical release. (See The Iron Giant and The Shawshank Redemption for two other such examples.) In the case of Donnie Darko, any movie that used a plane crash »

- Brad Cook

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April 18th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Donnie Darko 4-Disc Set, Tales From The Hood, M. Night Shyamalan’s Split

17 April 2017 8:02 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

April 18th looks to be another fun day of home entertainment releases for genre fans, as we have an excellent variety of films—both old and new—coming home to Blu-ray and DVD. M. Night Shyamalan’s psychological thriller Split makes its way to both formats on Tuesday courtesy of Universal Studios Home Entertainment, and Arrow Video is keeping busy with a trio of Blu-rays: The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave, The Red Queen Kills Seven Times, and their four-disc set celebrating Richard Kelly’s Donnie Darko.

Other notable releases for April 18th include Scream Factory’s stellar collector’s edition of Tales From the Hood, Contamination .7, The Handmaid’s Tale, and The Mephisto Waltz from Kino Lorber.

Donnie Darko: 4-Disc Limited Edition Set (Arrow Video, Blu-ray)

Fifteen years before Stranger Things, Richard Kelly set the template and the high-water mark with his debut feature, Donnie Darko. »

- Heather Wixson

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Kevin Smith on 'Last Jedi' Trailer, Oscar Time for Mark Hamill? (Video)

14 April 2017 3:16 PM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

[[tmz:video id="0_a22x8625"]] 'The Last Jedi' trailer should do more than pump you up for the movie -- 'Star Wars' faithful should also get ready for the Oscars ... or at least that's the way Kevin Smith sees it. Superfan Kev was still amped about the trailer debut when we saw him Friday in Bev Hills. He gave us a 30 second review, and then moved on to even bigger matters: Mark Hamill and the elusive little gold dude. Our »

- TMZ Staff

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Judd Apatow and Kevin Smith: Filmmakers most overdue their first Oscar nomination

14 April 2017 10:04 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Continuing on with a yearly series I like to do on those deserving of Academy Award wins or nominations, it’s time to turn attention to filmmakers. Actors and actresses are the sexier group, but writers and directors are the backbone of the industry. There are plenty who have never been cited by the Academy, so that will be the focus today. I’ll be running down ten filmmakers who I feel are due a nomination. In a handful of cases, they’ll be more comedic storytellers, since Oscar voters can often overlook them. That’s a real shame in my mind, but that could be a piece for another day. Anyway, you’ll see them below, and obviously know that your own mileage may vary. So, without further delay, here goes nothing… Here now are the ten writers and/or directors most due for their first Oscar nomination: 10. Kevin Smith – Hear me out. »

- Joey Magidson

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Once Upon A Time In Venice: Bruce Willis Going Out of His Way For His Buddy

6 April 2017 9:30 AM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

Rlj Entertainment has picked up the U.S. rights for Mark Cullen's action comedy Once Upon A Time In Venice, starring Bruce Willis.   This looks to be Cullen's directorial debut. He has worked with his brother, Robb, in television over the years. Together they wrote Kevin Smith's Cop Out, which Bruce Willis starred in with Tracy Morgan.   Below is the full press release along with a description of the film so you know who Willis' Buddy is and why he is so important to him.   Rlj Entertainment (Nasdaq: Rlje) has acquired all U.S. rights to the highly anticipated action/comedy Once Upon A Time In Venice, directed by Mark Cullen, which is set to release in theaters and on VOD on June 16.  This...

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‘Teen Wolf’s’ Tyler Posey Joins CW’s ‘Jane the Virgin’ in Recurring Role

5 April 2017 12:30 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Teen Wolf” star Tyler Posey has been cast in a recurring role on The CW series “Jane the Virgin,” Variety has learned.

Posey will appear in a multi-episode arc as someone from Jane’s past. His first appearance will be in the upcoming Season 3 finale. In addition to starring on “Teen Wolf,” Posey recently made his directorial debut on an episode of the show, which will air this summer. His other recent credits include a voice role on the Disney animated series “Elena of Avalor” and an appearance in the Kevin Smith film “Yoga Hosers.” He is repped by The Gersh Agency, 3 Arts Entertainment, and Leslie B. Abell.

The series follows Jane Villanueva, a driven young woman studying to become a teacher, nursing a dream to be a writer, and supporting herself with a job at a Miami hotel. Though she’s been “saving herself” until she and her fiancé are married, Jane »

- Joe Otterson

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Bruce Willis, Jason Momoa & John Goodman Action Comedy Once Upon A Time In Venice Sets Release

4 April 2017 4:22 PM, PDT | | See recent QuietEarth news »

Looks like Bruce Willis is pretty keen on writer/directors Robb and Mark Cullen. The trio previously worked together on the Kevin Smith directed action comedy Cop Out which was written by the Cullen's and now Willis is working with the pair again, this time with Mark behind the camera.

Once Upon a Time in Venice stars Willis as a Venice Beach investigator by the name of Steve Ford. He's a smooth talking, punch throwing detective who also happens to love his dog and when his beloved pooch is stolen by a group of local thugs, he makes some questionable deals in order to get the dog back.

On the surface, this sounds like something halfway between Keanu and John Wick though I doubt it'll have the action chops of the Keanu Reeves vehicle. That [Continued ...] »

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Bruce Willis action-comedy lands at Rlj Entertainment

4 April 2017 10:26 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Voltage Pictures financed Once Upon A Time In Venice. Separately, Mongrel Media to distribute Colossal in Canada; Saban Films acquires True Crimes.

Rlj Entertainment has picked up all Us rights from Voltage to the action-comedy Once Upon A Time In Venice.

The film will open theatrically and on VOD on June 16 and stars Willis as a private eye in Venice Beach, California, who takes on a local gangster when his beloved dog is kidnapped.

The ensemble includes John GoodmanThomas Middleditch, Justice League and Aquaman star Jason Momoa, X-Men’s Famke Janssen, Adam Goldberg and Kal Penn.

Mark Cullen directed and reunites with Willis after he co-wrote the 2010 Kevin Smith action-comedy Cop Out with Robb Cullen.

Voltage Pictures chief Nicolas Chartier produced with Laura Ford, Zev Foreman, Cullen and Cullen. Voltage president and COO Jonathan Deckter served as executive producer with Stephen J. Eads.

Voltage financed and produced the project and sold out to international buyers as an untitled »

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Let Us Now Praise The Mad Genius Of Richard Harland Smith

2 April 2017 3:09 PM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

A few years ago, in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the death of influential film critic Pauline Kael, I wrote the following:

“I think (Kael) did a lot to expose the truth… that directors, writers and actors who often work awfully close to the surface may still have subterranean levels of achievement or purpose or commentary that they themselves may be least qualified to articulate. It’s what’s behind her disdain for Antonioni’s pontificating at the Cannes film festival; it’s what behind the high percentage of uselessness of proliferating DVD commentaries in which we get to hear every dull anecdote, redundant explication of plot development and any other inanity that strikes the director of the latest Jennifer Aniston rom-com to blurt out breathlessly; and it is what’s behind a director like Eli Roth, who tailors the subtext of something like Hostel Part II almost as »

- Dennis Cozzalio

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