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Having returned to a galaxy far, far away to co-write Star Wars: The Force Awakens with J.J. Abrams, Lawrence Kasdan has now revealed that the upcoming Han Solo anthology movie will be his last Star Wars project.
“That was my last film of this saga,” Kasdan told Bild (via The Supernaughts). “I will never do Star Wars again. I want to work again as a director.”
- Gary Collinson
Aside from George Lucas, one of the most important figures in the legacy of Star Wars is arguably Lawrence Kasdan. The filmmaker made his screenwriting debut on 1980's Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back, co-writing the script with Leigh Brackett, and he returned to co-write Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi with George Lucas himself. More than 30 years later, he returned to co-write Star Wars: The Force Awakens with J.J. Abrams, and he is also writing the Star Wars Anthology: Han Solo Movie with his son Jon Kasdan, which is set for release on May 25, 2018. During a new interview with the German newspaper Bild (translated by The Supernaughts), the writer revealed that the Han Solo Movie will be his last Star Wars film.
"This is my last film for this saga. I did not even want to do this last one anymore, but my family loved the idea. »
“Screenwriting is shitwork,” William Goldman wrote in his 1983 industry bible Adventures in the Screen Trade, source of both the famous dictum “Nobody knows anything” and the popular notion that writers are Hollywood’s janitors. At 84, he’s the exception that proves both rules: the business’s greatest living screenwriter and its savviest truth-teller, a man whom stars treat with a deference he doesn’t always reciprocate. Bruce Willis is one of those stars. On a recent evening in a midtown rehearsal studio, the actor has just finished a run-through of Misery on Broadway. Goldman wrote the 1990 film version of Stephen King’s novel about an author and his No. 1 fan — a minor highlight for the writer of The Princess Bride, All the President’s Men, and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. The stage adaptation is Goldman’s first produced script since Dreamcatcher a dozen years ago and his first »
- Boris Kachka
The Doctorate of Fine Arts degrees will be presented at AFI’s commencement ceremonies at the Tcl Chinese Theatre.
Previous recipients include Robert Altman, Maya Angelou, Kathryn Bigelow, Mel Brooks, Anne V. Coates, Clint Eastwood, Roger Ebert, Nora Ephron, James Earl Jones, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Kathleen Kennedy, John Lasseter, Spike Lee, David Lynch, Helen Mirren, Robert Towne, Cicely Tyson, Haskell Wexler and John Williams.
Lansbury began her career at the age of 17, earning her first Academy Award nomination for 1944’s “Gaslight” and her second a year later for “The Picture of Dorian Gray.” She earned a third nomination in 1962 for “The Manchurian Candidate.”
- Dave McNary
Stephen King is an industry within the horror genre. Any book, article, film or television show baring his name comes with a near automatic seal of approval in the minds of horror fans (but the less said about Dreamcatcher the better). For any TV watcher in the 90s, the Stephen King miniseries offered an iconic…
The post King of Television: The Stephen King Miniseries, Part One appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »
- Samuel Zimmerman
Director: Kim Longinotto
Starring: Brenda Myers-Powell
Running Time: 98 Minutes
Dreamcatcher (not to be confused with the Stephen King’s 2003 film), is a documentary following the work of a foundation that helps women in prostitution in Chicago. Brenda Myers-Powell works voluntarily at the Dreamcatcher Foundation which tries to save these women but is a hugely difficult task.
The opening of this documentary presents us with beautiful images of Chicago but lurking underneath is years upon years of child abuse, domestic violence and prostitution. We follow Brenda travelling some of the dark and dangerous streets in the South of the city, not taking the women away as it isn’t that easy but giving them condoms to help in any way she can. It’s not just this though as she also gives them a friendly ear, so they can talk about their problems and possibly seek the help they need from Dreamcatcher. »
- Louise Tooth
What do Maximum Overdrive, The Lawnmower Man, Sleepwalkers, The Tommyknockers, The Mangler The Langoliers, Rose Red, Dreamcatcher, Desperation and Bag of Bones have in common? They’re all semi-charming, but ultimately disappointing adaptations of the great Stephen King’s work. None of… Continue Reading →
- Matt Molgaard
Film adaptations of Stephen King stories are never a sure thing. On the one side there’s brilliant stuff like The Shining, Stand Be Me or The Shawshank Redemption. On the other side there’s disappointments such as Dreamcatcher, Thinner or 1408. Then, in the middle, there are dozens of films that have their fans, haters, and everything […]
The post Stephen King’s ‘The Jaunt’ To Be Made Into Movie; Andy Muschietti Might Direct appeared first on /Film. »
- Germain Lussier
Sadly, the first film scripted by William Goldman to hit theaters since the anus-monster mess Dreamcatcher is no return to form, and this time, there's no ass-obsessed Stephen King book to blame. Goldman's script adapts Wild Card from his own 1985 novel Heat, a Las Vegas noir in which a tough with a gambling problem rents himself out to folks who need muscle — and, on the side, runs into lots of friends whose problems can only be solved through his skills weaponizing any sharp object he happens to clutch. Don't mess with him if he's got cutlery!
Director Simon West's film doesn't improve much on the 1986 version, the Heat that's not Michael Mann's, but star Jason Statham proves a more credible improv-killer than Burt Reynolds did. Overstuffed and »
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