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New Line Scares Up ‘The Conjuring 3’

7 hours ago

While “The Accountant” might’ve been the sequel surprise of the day, there’s no big shock with this news. “The Conjuring” is a mega horror franchise for New Line (who are under the Warner Bros. umbrella) and, naturally, they’re going to keep that train going as long as they can.

Deadline reports that “The Conjuring 2” writer David Leslie Johnson has been reupped to pen “The Conjuring 3.” However, while James Wan directed the first two hugely successful installments (nearly $640 million worldwide), he’s not expected to return behind the camera, but will instead executive produce.

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- Kevin Jagernauth

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Charlize Theron Unleashes Backseat Mayhem In New ‘Atomic Blonde’ Clip

8 hours ago

Universal continues to take the “let’s show ’em all the good parts” approach to marketing “Atomic Blonde.” You’d think there’d be a way to sell the sizzle without giving away the steak, but it seems the more is more approach is one the studio is banking on.

Read More: Zoe Kravitz Talks Charlize Theron & Tom Hardy’s Feud On ‘Mad Max: Fury Road

The new summer blockbuster starring Charlize Theron, and directed by “John Wick” co-helmer David Leitch, finds the actress in no shortage of knock-down, drag-out fights.

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- Kevin Jagernauth

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Ian McShane On ‘American Gods’ And The Myth of ‘Deadwood’ [Emmys Interview]

9 hours ago

Ian McShane is a talker in the best possible way. In conjunction with a series of interviews I conducted for a THR feature, I requested to speak to the “American Gods” star for just 10-15 minutes. These were quick phone interviews, but McShane insisted on meeting in-person. I wasn’t feeling well heading over to the hotel, but McShane is just as charming as the characters he tends to play and, as our conversation ran long, I quickly forgot the flu that would rack me for the rest of the week.

Continue reading Ian McShane On ‘American Gods’ And The Myth of ‘Deadwood’ [Emmys Interview] at The Playlist. »

- Gregory Ellwood

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Die Antwoord Unleash Short Film ‘Tommy Can’t Sleep’ Featuring Jack Black

9 hours ago

It’s hard to imagine South African rap duo Die Antwoord and manic funnyman Jack Black teaming up for anything, yet here we are. Onscreen, however, it makes a touch more sense as their live-wire sensibilities compliment each other more greatly than one might initially imagine. If you’re not one for rats, creeping children and/or shrill shouting, this may not be the short film for you, but if you like to kick your week off with a sense of unsettling dread, “Tommy Can’t Sleep” could be just the thing. 

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- Ally Johnson

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Patty Jenkins Reacts To Joss Whedon ‘Wonder Woman’ Script Leak

9 hours ago

Following the release of “Avengers: Age Of Ultron,” Joss Whedon abruptly quit Twitter, and while he didn’t blame it on the blowback he received for the film, it’s not unreasonable to assume that might’ve played some role (Whedon claimed he wanted to avoid the noise of the internet as he started writing his next project). Well, it’s a good thing he’s stayed offline since because earlier this month, a draft of Whedon’s alleged script for “Wonder Woman,” written many moons ago, surfaced and was subsequently picked apart by the Twittersphere.

Continue reading Patty Jenkins Reacts To Joss WhedonWonder Woman’ Script Leak at The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Over/Under Movies Explores American Exceptionalism With ‘There Will Be Blood’ & ‘The Aviator’ [Podcast]

10 hours ago

Welcome to another edition of Over/Under Movies, the podcast in which we choose one overrated film and one underrated film — similar in tone, genre, style, or however we may see fit — and we discuss them.

On this episode, Oktay Ege Kozak and I are joined by fellow Playlist writer Kenji Fujishima to discuss two films about American capitalism, exceptionalism, and getting what you can, while you can.

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- Ryan Oliver

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‘The Accountant’ Sequel Starring Ben Affleck In The Works

10 hours ago

Given the loud noise “Live By Night” made when it tanked at the box office late last year, you might’ve forgotten that Ben Affleck had a considerable hit with the dumb but pretty fun, “The Accountant.” The R-rated, “John Wick“-esque action thriller did an impressive $86 million domestic, part of the film’s $155 million worldwide haul, which is not too shabby for a movie that cost $44 million.

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- Kevin Jagernauth

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Kevin Feige Talks ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Sequel, Tom Holland Says ‘Venom’ Not Part Of The McU

11 hours ago

As you might expect when two massive companies come together, Marvel and Sony‘s team-up for this summer’s “Spider-Man: Homecoming” is not without its bumps in the road. Specifically, producers Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal have struggled to stick to the same message regarding the future of their collaborations, with the latter boldly stating last week that Sony’s brewing “Venom” and “Silver and Black” films would be linked to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Continue reading Kevin Feige Talks ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Sequel, Tom Holland Says ‘Venom’ Not Part Of The McU at The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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40-Minute Podcast Talk With ‘The Last Jedi’ Director Rian Johnson & ‘The Bad Batch’ Helmer Ana Lily Amirpour

12 hours ago

Despite the somewhat lackluster response to Ana Lily Amirpour’s latest film “The Bad Batch,” it’s hard still to shake the excitement that her first feature, the 2014 feminist, vampire, western film “A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night” inspired in us. The film demonstrated her ability to build a vast and detailed world while also creating characters that we could root for and engage with, all the while creating some iconic imagery.

Continue reading 40-Minute Podcast Talk With ‘The Last Jedi’ Director Rian Johnson & ‘The Bad Batch’ Helmer Ana Lily Amirpour at The Playlist. »

- Ally Johnson

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‘Twin Peaks’: A Baffling Look Into The Origins Of Evil [Episode 8]

12 hours ago

The joke must be on me, because after last week’s coherent, straightforward, and satisfying hour of “Twin Peaks,” I struck up conversations with friends, family, and pop culture aficionados in which I explained to them it was obvious the often slow-moving, consistently frustrating but equally as brilliant series had changed its confounding ways and was ready to give fans everything they wanted. The previous episode doubled down on the time the revival spent in our favorite sleepy Washington town, offered an illuminating backstory on Diane (Laura Dern, fabulous as usual) and Bad Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan), and seemed to give viewers the illusion that they had any idea what was going on.

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- Anthony Casella

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More ‘Han Solo’ Drama Involves An Acting Coach, Fired Editor & Alden Ehrenreich Sounding The Alarm

14 hours ago

Another day, and several more twists in the ongoing “Han Solo” saga have emerged. Before we proceed, it should be noted that it’s often hard to separate public relations spin from fact, and obviously, there are quite a few parties involved, all with a vested interest in controlling how the narrative is played out. That being said, if there is one constant to the story that continues to develop, it’s that Lawrence Kasdan really didn’t like Phil Lord and Chris Miller veering from the script he co-wrote with his son, Jon Kasdan. »


- Kevin Jagernauth

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‘War For The Planet Of The Apes’: Matt Reeves Explores The Price Of Vengeance [Review]

15 hours ago

An eye for an eye makes the whole world go blind” may be something of a cliché, but especially in these toxic and vindictive times, its a truism of divided tribalism that is leading civilization to ruin. Intentional commentary on modern culture or not, Matt Reeves, the thoughtful director behind “War For The Planet Of The Apes,” explores the tragic cycles of violence with gripping results. It’s glib to say it, but let’s get it out of the way: audiences eagerly awaiting “The Batman” should feel excited — Reeves is the rare blockbuster filmmaker that can creates epic scale without abandoning the intimacy of characters and relationships.

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- Rodrigo Perez

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Jackie Chan Wants Revenge In First Trailer For ‘The Foreigner’

15 hours ago

At 63 years old, Jackie Chan is not the indestructible action star he once was. So it looks like the next stage of his career might see him going more Liam Neeson, with roles that play off his onscreen presence, but don’t require any demanding stunt work, which makes “The Foreigner” such an intriguing offering.

Co-starring Pierce Brosnan, directed by Martin Campbell (“Casino Royale“), and based on the book “The Chinaman” by Stephen Leather, the film follows an immigrant living in London who seeks vengeance after his daughter is killed in an Ira bombing.

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- Kevin Jagernauth

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Discover The Gunslinger With New Preview For ‘The Dark Tower’

16 hours ago

Are you ready for the interconnected “Stephen King” cinematic universe? Sony Pictures is certainly hoping so, and accordingly, here is the latest preview for the western/sci-fi mash-up “The Dark Tower,” establishing the epic conflict between noble gunslinger Roland Deschain (Idris Elba) and his mortal enemy Walter Padick, the “Man in Black” (Matthew McConaughey).

Representing both an adaptation of King’s eight-volume novel series of the same name, and a sequel continuation to that series, the film has the momentous task of condensing the sprawling narrative for novice filmgoers, pleasing King’s legion of faithful fans who see the book series as the horror author’s magnum opus, and serving as a launchpad for a franchise that Sony envisages as spanning several films and a TV series.

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- Alex MacKay

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First Trailer For ‘The Racer And The Jailbird’ Starring Adèle Exarchopoulos & Matthias Schoenaerts

16 hours ago

We’re in the middle of summer, and tentpole fatigue might be wearing you down, but the good news is fall festival and awards season movies are closer than you think, and one we can’t wait to watch is “Le Fidèle” aka “The Racer And The Jailbird.” It’s the new film from Michael R. Roskam (“Bullhead,” “The Drop“) who once again teams with Matthias Schoenaerts for what looks like a truly winning picture.

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- Kevin Jagernauth

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