Neon Label Super Ltd Eats Up Tribeca Docu ‘Wasted! The Story Of Food Waste’ In First Deal
Neon’s newly launched boutique label Super Ltd has made its first deal, acquiring rights to Wasted! The Story Of Food Waste, the documentary that counts Anthony Bourdain among its executive producers and that bowed at the Tribeca Film Festival this spring. The label, which is run by Dan O’Meara and Darcy Heusel, is eyeing an October release date. The docu, which bowed on Earth Day at Tribeca, was directed by Anna Chai and Nari Kye and produced by Bourdain’s Zero Point… »
‘Dear White People’ Team Reunites On Justin Simien-Directed ‘Bad Hair’
Exclusive: Justin Simien, who wrote and directed the lauded Sundance indie Dear White People which he turned into the Netflix series, will next write and direct Bad Hair. He will team with Sight Unseen, the newly formed production shingle of Julia Lebedev, Eddie Vaisman, and Oren Moverman. Lebedev and Angel Lopez produced Dear White People, and Lebedev is exec producer of the Netflix series spinoff. Paralleling the rise of New Jack Swing in 1989, Bad Hair is a horror… »
Ali Wong, Randall Park to Star in Netflix Feature Comedy
The two actors (and former Fresh Off the Boat colleagues) wrote the script with Michael Golamco. Currently untitled, the film follows two childhood friends who fall in love as adults — though they've ended up in vastly different socioeconomic situations.
Wong — who was previously a writer and story editor on ABC's Fresh Off the Boat sitcom, starring Park — was most recently seen on ABC's American Housewife and in The Orchard's indie film The Hero, starring Sam Elliott. She previously teamed with Netflix »
- Ashley Lee
AMC Theatres Not Cool With $9.99 MoviePass Plan
Yes, we all know the moviegoing paradigm is shifting, and theaters are struggling to keep up. This summer’s box office tally was a head-turning moment for execs, as Hollywood failed to crack $4B in ticket sales for the first time since 2006. The number of moviegoers buying tickets is severely down and streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon are making people stay at home instead of handing over their hard-earned money for overpriced parking, popcorn and movie tickets.
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- Jordan Ruimy
‘Nina’: Juraj Lehotsky’s Heartbreaking Tiff Divorce Drama Packs a Breakthrough Peformance From Young Star — Watch
If you’re searching for a breakout on this year’s fall festival circuit, look no further than “Nina” star Bibiana Nováková. The eponymous star of Juraj Lehotský’s latest feature anchors the tough divorce drama and comes out the other side as a bonafide star in the making. The film, which recently bowed at Karlovy Vary, is now bound for the Toronto International Film Festival as part of its recently announced World Cinema section.
The film follows tween Nina (Nováková), whose entire world is upended when her parents announce their divorce. For the sensitive 12-year-old, the discovery that her parents are “doing what’s best for her” rocks her to her very core — what about what she wants? what about their lives together? and who are these seeming strangers who have replaced her loving parents? »
- Kate Erbland
Steven Soderbergh’s Career in Posters, From ‘Sex, Lies, and Videotape’ to ‘Logan Lucky’
Whether directing box office hits and experimental works or producing passion projects, Soderbergh has one of Hollywood’s most dynamic careers.
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- William Earl
Ben Affleck Says ‘Justice League’ Will Have “A More Traditional” Batman
While Ben Affleck‘s future as Batman remains in doubt, thanks to his brother Casey Affleck re-opening the will he/won’t he argument about his participation in “The Batman,” the actor is keeping his game face on for “Justice League.” He did the required glad-handing at San Diego Comic Con for the movie which is undergoing heavy reshoots, and now he tells EW that his Caped Crusader is going to be a bit more heroic and less angry this time around.
- Kevin Jagernauth
‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer’ Trailer: Yorgos Lanthimos’ Twisted Film Will Destroy Your Family — Watch
It’s hard to imagine a more purposely uptight and knowingly gunshy film synopsis than the ones bestowed on Yorgos Lanthimos’ deeply original oeuvre of films.
His “Dogtooth” was about “three teenagers [who] live isolated, without leaving their house, because their over-protective parents say they can only leave when their dogtooth falls out.” Later, his 2015 arthouse hit “The Lobster” concerned “a dystopian society, [where] single people must find a mate within 45 days or be transformed into an animal of their choice.”
Now, his next offering, “The Killing of a Sacred Deer,” into the so-called genre of Greek Weird Wave continues the trend. Per the film’s official synopsis, “Steven, a charismatic surgeon, is forced to make an unthinkable sacrifice after his life starts to fall apart, when the behaviour »
- Kate Erbland
‘The Killing Of A Sacred Deer’ Trailer: It’s Time To Burn With Colin Farrell & Nicole Kidman
Last year’s “The Lobster” caught many people by surprise. The incredibly strange, but hilarious story about a man who hopes to find a romantic partner before he gets turned in a lobster garnered rave reviews and award season chatter. Now, the film’s star and director are joining forces again in the upcoming “The Killing of a Sacred Deer.”
In the new trailer, it’s clear that director Yorgos Lanthimos is going in a different direction for his new film.
- Charles Dean
Daniel Craig Now Says He’s Back For One More James Bond Movie
We know, you’re tired of hearing about it, and we’re tired of writing about it. It was only yesterday that Daniel Craig continued to demur about whether or not he was returning as James Bond, saying that “nothing is confirmed.” However, by the end of the night, he had a much more definitive answer.
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- Kevin Jagernauth
‘On The Road’ Trailer: Wolf Alice Hit The Stage In Michael Winterbottom’s New Film
There are no shortage of movies and documentaries about the life of a touring band, but few of them capture a band that’s just on the rise to fame. Michael Winterbottom aims to do just that with “On The Road,” a hybrid movie that follows increasingly popular U.K. band Wolf Alice as they promote My Love Is Cool, while mixing in a fictional story to tie it all together.
- Kevin Jagernauth
‘Episodes’ Season 5 Review: Matt LeBlanc Wraps the Best Work of His Career With a Sharp Final Year
“Episodes” began as a journey: Two British television writers try to take their acclaimed series to America, and get caught in the web of Matt LeBlanc’s world. Sean (Stephen Mangan) and Beverly’s (Tamsin Greig) original show is flush with promise — literal promises from eager Hollywood studio executives — but “Episodes” chronicles their massive failure.
Entering Season 5, the couple has been put through the ringer. After five seasons, one awful sitcom, and a stolen bid at legitimacy, Sean and Beverly have experienced the industry at its most dysfunctional. And yet, they remain. They still care — desperately, foolishly, painfully — but they still care. They cling to the appearance of a normal life even as the flimsy walls of fake sets and fake people consistently come tumbling down.
Even those that »
- Ben Travers
Review. Where Is This Getting Us? — Michael Winterbottom's "The Trip to Spain"
“Our gentleman was approximately fifty years old; his complexion was weathered, his flesh scrawny, his face gaunt, and he was a very early riser and a great lover of the hunt.” What the description lacks in flattery it redeems with comic affection. A few pages later, Cervantes’ Don Quixote (by way of Edith Grossman’s English translation) imagines describing himself, to a love interest, as “never sufficiently praised.” Can you picture Steve Coogan in the role? Gone bonkers from reading too many books, yearning for a campaign of romantic chivalry and publicly displayed valor, Quixote recruits his farmer neighbor Sancho Panza, “a good man…without much in the way of brains,” who, when promised an island, “left his wife and children and agreed to be his neighbor’s squire.” Here, how about Rob Brydon? Assuming you even know who he is.It was Brydon, in 2010’s The Trip, who wryly »
Casey Affleck Thinks Ben Affleck Won’t Return For ‘The Batman’ Movie
For weeks now, rumors have been swirling as to whether or not Ben Affleck will be staying on as Batman in the Dceu. Yet, it all started when Affleck stepped down as director for the upcoming “The Batman,” and Matt Reeves (“War For The Planet Of The Apes“) consequently took over. Affleck has also been going through his own personal problems which led to him recently leaving J.C.
- Jordan Ruimy
‘American Honey’ Star Sasha Lane Added To ‘Hellboy’ Reboot
Andrea Arnold’s raw and electrifying “American Honey,” a 160-minute road trip through an America rarely seen on screen — perhaps a modern day “Grapes of Wrath” with a little added dose of “On the Road” — was clearly born of a disenfranchised millennial experience.
Arnold depicted a generation disconnected with their country living on the fringes rather than trying to live or engage with “the American dream.” Actress Sasha Lane, a non-professional plucked off the streets, played the lead character, a lost child that hops onboard a bus full of teens looking for their place in the world, on the way to nowhere arguing, fighting, making love and singing along to Top 40 radio hits.
- Jordan Ruimy
‘Game of Thrones’ Is Testing Viewers’ Allegiances and Their Tolerance for Incest
As “Game of Thrones” heads into its final two episodes of the season, with only six more installments to follow in Season 8, gearing up for the epic conclusion has necessitated some major shifts.
The first is the convergence of characters who’ve been estranged and separated — such as the Stark sibling reunion or Jon Snow (Kit Harington) seeing Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) again — or characters who’ve previously never met but are finally facing off. Sometimes it’s a happy new mix of beloved characters who are working for a common cause, such as the Avengers-style force that just went beyond the Wall to catch a wight. Many of these convergences have been cause for celebration, as these interactions reveal new sides of the characters.
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But increasingly, the show has pitted favorite characters against each other, »
- Hanh Nguyen
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