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‘Logan’ Post-Credits Scene Confirmed, Hugh Jackman Rules Out Deadpool/Wolverine Movie
“Logan” is wonderfully different. A movie that operates more like a drama or western that anything involving people with special powers, it’s arguably a new classic in the genre (read our review), and pushes the boundaries what the can be done with the superhero movie. James Mangold doesn’t follow any rulebook from Marvel or DC Films….except in one department….
Rumors started surfacing over the past few days that 20th Century Fox had quietly added a few more minutes of additional runtime to “Logan,” prompting speculation that post-credits sting was being added.
- Kevin Jagernauth
Gerald Hirschfeld, Cinematographer on 'Young Frankenstein' and 'Fail-Safe,' Dies at 95
Gerald Hirschfeld, the veteran cinematographer who shot the films Fail-Safe and Young Frankenstein in beautiful black and white, died Feb. 13 of natural causes at his home in Ashland, Ore., a family spokesman said. He was 95.
Hirschfeld was the American Society of Cinematographers' most senior member, having joined the organization in 1951, and he received its prestigious Presidents Award in 2007.
Hirschfeld's first major assignment came for director Sidney Lumet on the taut Cold War drama Fail-Safe (1964), and he brilliantly captured the look of the Universal monster movies of the 1930s with »
- Mike Barnes
Emma Watson’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Tops Social Media Buzz
Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” topped social media buzz last week as it generated nearly 130,000 new conversations, according to media-measurement firm comScore and its PreAct service.
Disney released a new behind-the-scenes clip on Valentines Day, Feb. 14. The live-action romance, starring Emma Watson, has produced a total of 987,000 new conversations on social media.
Bill Condon directed the adaptation, which also stars Dan Stevens as the Beast, Ewan McGregor as Lumière, Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts, Stanley Tucci as Cadenza, Kevin Kline as Maurice, Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette, and Audra McDonald as Madame de Garderobe.
Disney’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” generated 101,000 new conversations last week as director Rian Johnson offered details on Feb. 15 about the movie, explaining that the story will resume from the end of “Star Wars: »
- Dave McNary
First Look: The Cast Of Shane Black’s ‘The Predator’; Arnold Schwarzenneger Likely Not Part Of Cast
“There’s one of two ways we can go,” writer/director Shane Black said in May of 2016. “We use [Arnold] Schwarzenegger or we don’t. And there’s advantages to using him and there’s a story to be told if we don’t, and I’m not going to tell you which one we chose, but we made a choice that I think is cool and we’ll see what happens,” Black said.
- The Playlist
Spoilers: We Know Who Is Playing Ares In Wonder Woman And It's Not Who You Expected
Ares' role in Wonder Woman has been rumoured for a while now, but it was recently confirmed thanks to both a magazine feature and some upcoming action figures. So far, most of us have assumed that X-Men Origins: Wolverine baddie Danny Huston would be revealed as that character, but it appears as if Warner Bros. has been playing a game of misdirection! Test screenings for the movie took place yesterday, and while it's not clear if this information hails from those, Batman-News reports that multiple sources have told them Harry Potter star David Thewlis will, in fact, be revealed as Ares, a character who is the main villain in Wonder Woman and a mixture of CGI and practical effects. We've known about the actor's involvement in the movie for some time now, but most of us probably assumed he was playing some sort of unassuming military figure or scientist. His »
Ralph Fiennes to Direct, David Hare to Write Biopic of Ballet Dancer Rudolf Nureyev
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The White Crow is being developed by the BBC Films and produced by Oscar-nominated Gabrielle Tana through Magnolia Mae Productions, with Francois Ivernel through the French branch of his company Montebello Productions.
"This is a story of an uncompromising »
- Vladimir Kozlov ,Nick Holdsworth
Berlin Film Festival 2017: the best films
Screen critics recommend the top films at this year’s Berlinale.
Berlin Film Festival 2017: winners revealed
A Fantastic Woman
Dir: Sebastián Lelio
Our critic said: “Driven by a powerhouse performance by mesmerising transgender actress Vega, the fifth feature from Sebastián Lelio combines urgent naturalism with occasional flickers of fantasy to impressive, and wrenchingly emotional effect.”
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Have A Nice Day
Dir. Liu Jian
Our critic said: “Liu Jian’s stunning animation is both a visceral thriller and astute political statement about China’s place in the modern world.”
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Dir. Carla Simón
Our critic said: “Entered in the Berlinale’s Generation Kplus sidebar but winner of the festival’s overall best first feature award, Catalan director Carla Simon’s debut is both tender and determined as it relates »
‘Hellboy 3’ Is Dead Forever
“Hellboy 3” is one of those long discussed projects that people seemed more interested to talk about happening, than actually wanting to see happen. Aside from devoted Guillermo del Toro fans and Ron Perlman, I’m not sure the world was waiting with bated breath for the third instalment in the series, but if you were, there’s some bad news today.
del Toro hit Twitter this morning to declare that, now and forever, “Hellboy 3” is dead (and suggests that it’s pointless to keep asking him about it):
Hellboy 3 Sorry to report: Spoke w all parties.
Continue reading ‘Hellboy 3’ Is Dead Forever at The Playlist. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Us cinemas to show Nineteen Eighty-Four in anti-Trump protest
Coordinated screenings across North America set for 4 April to highlight Orwell’s portrait of a government ‘that manufactures facts’
Nearly 90 cinemas in the Us and Canada are planning to show the film adaptation of George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four, starring the late John Hurt, in protest at President Trump’s policies. The coordinated screenings will take place on 4 April, the date that the book’s central character Winston Smith writes on the first page of his illegal diary.
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- Andrew Pulver
The Complete ‘Alien: Covenant’ Cast (and Xenomorph Buffet) Revealed in New Image
Yesterday, we got our first look at the complete cast of Shane Black’s The Predator, so it makes perfect sense that today offers up our first look at the complete cast of Ridley Scott‘s Alien: Covenant. After all, these are the definitive science fiction/horror movie series, with the beasties at the center of both franchises even battling […]
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- Jacob Hall
Damien Chazelle Mapped Out That Dazzling ‘La La Land’ Opening Scene on His iPhone — Watch
“La La Land” is one of the most lauded films of the year, landing 14 Oscar nods, tying a record previously set by “All About Eve” (1951) and “Titanic” (1998). The musical boasts a number of dazzling song-and-dance scenes, and now filmmaker Damien Chazelle has shared some never-before-seen footage of the rehearsal of the opening number, which took place on a highway ramp full of cars. Oh, and it was all shot on his iPhone.
The rehearsals for “Another Day of Sun” took place on in a Los Angeles parking lot and Chazelle captured everything with his smart phone. The video features an insert where you can see how it compares with the final scene.
Chazelle and choreographer Mandy Moore began planning for the scene and “walking it through, talking it out and diagramming it out. The »
- Yoselin Acevedo
‘Freak Show’ With Alex Lawther, Abigail Breslin & Bette Midler Is A Well-Intentioned Mess [Berlin Review]
If sensitive intentions were all that counted, the debut directorial narrative feature from Trudie Styler, prolific producer, occasional actress and Sting‘s wife, might be a masterpiece — or at least an amiable John Hughes-esque teen fable about overcoming bullying and Being True To Yourself. But despite being based on the novel of the same name by James St. James, and undoubtedly driven by the best of motives, “Freak Show” is haphazardly thrown together, full of unexplained contrivances and characters so pliably bendy to the whims of the contorted yet formulaic narrative that they might as well be made of pipe cleaners.
- Jessica Kiang
‘The Late Show With Stephen Colbert’ Begs America to ‘Never Fjorget’ Fake Swedish Attack — Watch
Fresh off the news of last week’s late night ratings sweep, “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” keeps the hits coming. In a cheeky new bit, Colbert skewers President Donald Trump over comments he made about a terror attack in Sweden that never happened.
“You look at what’s happening last night in Sweden. Sweden, who would believe this? Sweden,” said Trump at a rally in Florida over the weekend. The joke practically writes itself as the camera cuts back to Colbert, a baffled smirk on his adorable mug. “No one. No one would believe that,” he pauses for laughter. “Well, not no one, but maybe someone who skips their intelligence briefings.”
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He goes on say that Sweden’s crime rate has been dropping steadily since 2005, all the more reason for Trump »
- Jude Dry
Sequel Bits: ‘The Incredibles 2,’ ‘Split 2,’ ‘Jurassic World 2,’ ‘The Matrix 4’
In this edition of Sequel Bits: Samuel L. Jackson has already started working on The Incredibles 2. Yes, Samuel L. Jackson (again) has seen Split and has sequel thoughts. It looks like a familiar face is back for Jurassic World 2. Keanu Reeves wouldn’t say no to a fourth Matrix movie. Samuel L. Jackson has […]
- Jacob Hall
Number of Female Film Protagonists Hit High in 2016 (Study)
Women are finally moving to the center of the frame. From Amy Adams’ steely, alien-decipherer in “Arrival” to Felicity Jones’ rebellious warrior in “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” actresses are driving the action in more Hollywood films. Though audiences are still more than twice as likely to see male characters than female ones on screen, change is coming, and quickly too.
Females made up 29% of protagonists in the 100 highest-grossing films of 2016, according to a new study by the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film at San Diego State University. That’s a 7% rise from 2015 levels in the number of star turns by women and represents a recent historical high.
Women also found themselves better represented in ensembles, with actresses making up 37% of major characters in the most popular films, a 3 percentage points jump from the previous year, and another historical high. The percentage of female »
- Brent Lang
Jordan Peele’s Second Act: How the ‘Key & Peele’ Comedy Star Became a Bonafide Horror Director With ‘Get Out’
Jordan Peele’s latest career incarnation could have been fodder for “Key & Peele,” the hit Comedy Central sketch show in which he and Keegan-Michael Key skewered modern racial issues. But Peele wrote had written a horror movie about race, and it needed a director. That created a challenge: After William Crain (“Blacula”), Bill Gunn (“Ganja & Hesse”), and Ernest Dickerson (“Bones,” “The Walking Dead”), how many black horror directors can you name? (The savviest genre fans out there might also remember James Bond III, very much a real person, who directed “Def By Temptation” 27 years ago.)
Needless to say, it was slim pickings. “I first pitched this as a movie no one would make,” Peele said. “About halfway through writing the script, I realized I was the only person who could direct it.”
- Eric Kohn
China Warns Korea’s Lotte On Thaad: Cinema & Retail Group Is “Playing With Fire”
Amid rising diplomatic tension with China over Seoul's decision to deploy the Thaad anti-missile defense system, Korea is facing challenges as an entertainment and shopping destination, the Korean Tourism Organization said today. The word comes on the heels of an editorial published by Chinese state media this weekend that warned Korean retail and entertainment giant Lotte Group that it is "playing with fire that could inflame regional relations." Lotte is Korea's 5th… »
Director Gore Verbinski Narrates a Scene From the Overlooked ‘A Cure for Wellness’
A Cure For Wellness hails from a remarkable craftsman. Director Gore Verbinski‘s latest has more to offer than beautiful and grotesque imagery. He’s continually heightening, in big and small ways, the film’s unholy atmosphere, as the camera moves smoothly from one creepy room to the next. One of those menacing rooms is the steam bath, where Dane DeHaan‘s character first […]
- Jack Giroux
Meet The Crew From ‘Alien: Covenant’ In New Image
“Alien: Covenant” is highly anticipated, but it’s safe to say there are still some reservations. Ridley Scott‘s picture visually looks as stunning as ever, but the first red-band trailer, complete with a sex scene in the shower that ends in blood, was pretty cornball at times. Here’s hoping that’s just marketing and not indicative of the final product.
We’ll likely find out tomorrow as 20th Century Fox will be launching a new promo for the film during the next episode of “Legion.” So until then, here’s another look at the crew of ‘Covenant’ and the official synopsis:
Continue reading Meet The Crew From ‘Alien: Covenant’ In New Image at The Playlist. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Yes, ‘Logan’ Will Have a Post-Credits Scene [Updated]
Update: Collider confirms Logan will have an end-credits scene, as rumored. Original story follows. There are many ways that Logan differentiates itself from most superhero movies, and one of them is its lack of a credits scene. There’s no mid-credits stinger, no special prize for audiences patient enough to sit through to the very end — the film’s just […]
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- Angie Han
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