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John Boyega Teases “Visually Crazy” Moment in ‘Star Wars: Episode 9’

John Boyega has witnessed some pretty wild things on Star Wars movie sets: the Poe Dameron-led X-wing rescue on Takodana, Han Solo’s death, and Luke Skywalker’s incredible reveal at the end of The Last Jedi. But all of that apparently pales in comparison to the “visually crazy” moment Boyega is teasing in J.J. Abrams‘ upcoming Star Wars: Episode 9. View this post on Instagram Great working day on set!! ...
Tags: Images, Movies, Drama, Sci-fi, Lucasfilm, John Boyega, Finn, Luke Skywalker, Phasma, Poe Dameron, Boyega, Yakety Sax, Star-Wars, Action/Adventure, Disney/Pixar, Star Wars Episode Ix


Daily Podcast: Why We’re Intrigued By Jason Reitman’s ‘Ghostbusters’ Sequel; And What Is Adam Driver’s ‘Star Wars’ Secret?

On the January 16, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor in chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film senior writer Ben Pearson , and writer Hoai-Tran Bui to talk about the latest film and tv news, including Ghostbusters 3, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Pinocchio, Sofia Coppola, and Star Wars: Episode 9 . You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes , Google Play , Overcast , Spotify and all the popular podcast apps (here is the RSS URL if you need it). Opening ...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Netflix, Jason Reitman, Adam Driver, Peter, Ben, Joshua, Ben Pearson, Sofia Coppola, Paul King, Peter Sciretta, Hoai Tran Bui, Matt Donato, Chris Evangelista, Film Daily Podcast


Netflix’s Midwestern Gothic ‘The Devil All The Time’ Has a Ridiculously Star-Studded Cast

It’s no exaggeration to call the cast of The Devil All the Time the “Avengers of casts” because, well, it’s got two Avengers and it’s just plain impressive. Netflix’s newest original film is a gothic drama directed by Antonio Campos (The Sinner, Christine) that boasts a ridiculously good cast including Tom Holland, Chris Evans, Mia Wasikowska, Robert Pattinson, and Bill Skarsgard. Netflix announced the super cast of The Devil All the Time, a Midwestern gothic drama directed by The Sinner‘s A...
Tags: Usa, Movies, Drama, Casting, Time, Western, Alabama, Netflix, Robert-Pattinson, Holland, Evans, Avengers, Christine, Golden Globe, Campos, Antonio Campos


‘Channel Zero’, the Best Horror Show on TV, Has Been Cancelled After 4 Seasons

I suppose this was inevitable, but it still stings a little. After four creepy seasons, Syfy has cancelled the excellent, but under-watched, anthology series Channel Zero. While the series had fans (myself included), it failed to generate the same amount of buzz as American Horror Story. Now, it’s over. One can hope that now that with Channel Zero cancelled by Syfy, another network – or streaming service – might pick it up. But in the meantime, we’ll have to be content with the four memorable s...
Tags: Television, Movies, Horror, Amc, Syfy, Jeff Russo, Nick Antosca, Evan Katz, Channel Zero, Antosca, Charlotte Bywater, Craig Macneill Steven Piet Arkasha Stevenson, Kris Straub Brian Russell Kerry Hammond, Nick Antosca @nickantosca, PST Channel Zero


How ‘The Godfather’ Influenced Ryan Coogler’s ‘Black Panther’ Ending

Black Panther‘s ending is one of the most impactful conclusions in the Marvel Cinematic Universe so far, but it’s a good thing those productions build several days of reshoots into their process, because the entire ending was reworked at the last minute. Read more about the original Black Panther ending and how co-writer/director Ryan Coogler took inspiration from The Godfather to craft a new finale for the film. Michael Shawver, one of Black Panther‘s editors, spoke with CinemaBlend and reve...
Tags: Movies, United Nations, Oakland, Ryan Coogler, Marvel Studios, Michael, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Michael B Jordan, Kay, Ryan, Coogler, Challa, Wakanda, Comic Book/Superhero, Action/Adventure, Disney/Pixar


Drew Struzan’s ‘Blade Runner’ Poster Will Be On Sale This Week

Drew Struzan is arguably one of the most influential pop artists of all time, responsible for creating the iconic movie posters for films like the Star Wars saga, the Back to the Future trilogy, the Indiana Jones saga, The Thing, and many more. He also created a poster for Ridley Scott‘s 1982 sci-fi classic Blade Runner, and since we’re now living in 2019 – the year Blade Runner takes place – it seems appropriate that Struzan’s poster would be back in the spotlight. Bottleneck Gallery is sellin...
Tags: Art, Movies, Drama, Sci-fi, Earth, Alvin, Poster, Ridley Scott, Indiana Jones, Warner Brothers, Scott, Drew, Tyrell Corporation, Drew-Struzan, Deckard, Emmet Walsh


Now Scream This: ’90s Horror Gems, the Greatest Horror Comedy Ever, and the Best ‘Resident Evil’ Movie

(Welcome to Now Scream This, a column where horror experts Chris Evangelista and Matt Donato tell you what scary, spooky, and spine-tingling movies are streaming and where you can watch them.) Matt: This week on “Now Scream This,” our theme is “Matt’s Really Tired And Needs Something Easy.” Jetlag is for real, and 2019 is already becoming a workload avalanche, so Chris graciously agreed to another freebie selection entry. Thank you, Chris. My sanity and throbbing exhaustion headache are in you...
Tags: Amazon, England, London, Movies, Horror, Features, Jon Stewart, Robert Rodriguez, Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, Alice, Chris, Clea DuVall, Matt, Shaun, Faculty


‘Captain Marvel’ Character Posters Feature Captain Marvel’s Cat! (And Some Other People)

Every single dang character in Captain Marvel now has their own fancy character poster – including Captain Marvel’s cat, Goose. This is the first pet character poster in Marvel Cinematic Universe history, thus making this a momentous day for cinema. Also on display: young Nick Fury, young Agent Coulson, badly photoshopped Jude Law, and of course, Captain Marvel herself. See the Captain Marvel character posters below, and familiarize yourself with everyone human, alien, and feline. I know wha...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Jackson, Air Force, Poster, Jude-Law, Ben Mendelsohn, Marvel Studios, Samuel-L-Jackson, Lee Pace, NICK, Carol, Carol Danvers, U S Air Force, Danvers, Ronan


Netflix’s Oscar Campaign for ‘Roma’ Could Be the Most Expensive in a Decade

Netflix is going for the gold statuette by dropping the equivalent of half a metric ton of gold on its Roma Oscar campaign. The streaming giant is reportedly spending upwards of $20 million on wooing awards body voters for Alfonso Cuaron‘s masterpiece, making it the most expensive campaign in nearly a decade. Not since Columbia Pictures dropped an alleged $25 million on the awards campaign for David Fincher’s The Social Network in 2009 have awards body voters been showered with so many perks...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Drama, Awards, Los Angeles, Netflix, Alfonso-Cuaron, The Times, Angelina Jolie, Cbs, The New York Times, Golden Globes, Academy Awards, Fast Company, Roma, David Fincher


M. Night Shyamalan Has Been Self-Financing His Recent Films

Want to know how M. Night Shyamalan got back on top after falling from grace? He paid his way. The filmmaker, who has Glass hitting theaters this week, has been self-financing his recent films – The Visit, Split and now Glass. Shyamalan puts up the money for the movies himself, enabling him to maintain creative control. It’s a gamble, and so far, it’s paid off, and helped him reclaim box office (if not always critical) glory. Glass, which hits theaters this week, is likely headed towards a $...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Glass, Pennsylvania, Sequels, Split, Forbes, The Visit, Variety, Shyamalan, M.-Night-Shyamalan, Business and Industry News, Shyamalan Shyamalan, Glass Shyamalan


‘Homecoming’ Season 2 Will Not Feature Julia Roberts

If you were hoping to see Julia Roberts in Homecoming season 2, I have some bad news. While Roberts will remain an executive producer on the fantastic Amazon series from Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail, she won’t be returning to play her season 1 character Heidi Bergman. This is a bit disappointing, as Roberts turned in a wonderful performance in season 1. THR is reporting that Julia Roberts isn’t coming back for Homecoming season 2, and I’m sad about that. Per their story, “Roberts’ initial de...
Tags: Amazon, Television, Movies, Julia-Roberts, Homecoming, Roberts, Sam Esmail, Audrey, Heidi Bergman, Geist Group, Colin Belfast Bobby Cannavale, Audrey Temple Hong Chau


Netflix ‘Space Force’ TV Series Will Reunite Steve Carell and ‘Office’ Creator Greg Daniels

Donald Trump’s Space Force idea sounded like (and still sounds like) a joke, so making a Space Force comedy series only seems fair. Netflix will launch Space Force to series soon, reuniting Steve Carell and The Office creator Greg Daniels in the process. The show will be a workplace comedy focusing on the people who have been tasked with making Trump’s goofy-as-hell Space Force idea a reality. Space Force TV Series I suppose it was only a matter of time before we started getting TV show...
Tags: Comedy, Television, Movies, Office, America, Netflix, Steve-Carell, Donald Trump, Trump, Daniels, Carell, Greg Daniels, Marwen, Space Force, Netflix Space Force, THR Space Force


Disney’s Live-Action ‘Pinocchio’ May Have Lost ‘Paddington’ Director Paul King

Over the past ten years, many filmmakers have tried and failed to direct a new version of Pinocchio. Guillermo del Toro is finally getting his stop-motion Pinocchio passion project made at Netflix, and Disney is primed to bring the character back in live-action like the other remakes of their animated catalogue. But a new update from the Disney movie’s would-be cinematographer suggests that version, which might have starred Tom Hanks as Geppetto, may have now lost Paddington director Paul King,...
Tags: Hbo, Hollywood, Movies, Robert Downey Jr, Tim Burton, Disney, Tom Hanks, Netflix, Paddington, Guillermo Del Toro, Adaptation, Paul Thomas Anderson, Warner Bros, Ben Stiller, King, Remakes


‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ Final Season Trailer: Kimmy Wants to Change the World

Kimmy Schmidt (Ellie Kemper) is alive, dammit but she’s only got six more episodes to show it. The final six episodes of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt are set to drop on Netflix at the end of this month, and the streaming service has released a final trailer to get us hyped about the adventures of our favorite Mole Woman. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Final Season Trailer The back half of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Season 4 launches next week, and the emotional and funny new trailer teases the e...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, New York City, Netflix, Ellie Kemper, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Kimmy Schmidt, Kimmy, Jane Krakowski, TV Trailer, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Season, Kimmy Schmidt Ellie Kemper, Lillian Carol Kane, Titus Burgess, Richard Wayne Gary Wayne Jon Hamm, Kimmy Wants to Change the World


‘The Witches’ Remake Finds its Grand High Witch in Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway is joining The Witches remake cast as the Grand High Witch herself. Robert Zemeckis is helming the new take on the Roald Dahl children’s book, which was previously adapted into a disgusting (in a good way) movie from director Nicolas Roeg. Zemeckis’ film will allegedly take the story from the UK and set it in the American South. Variety is reporting that Anne Hathaway will play the Grand High Witch in Robert Zemeckis’ The Witches remake. Anjelica Huston played the role in Nicol...
Tags: UK, Movies, Casting, Roald Dahl, Ocean, Adaptation, Kenya, Anjelica Huston, Anne-Hathaway, Robert-Zemeckis, South, Remakes, Nicolas Roeg, Hathaway, Dahl, Zemeckis


/Film’s 25 Most Anticipated Movies of 2019

We are at the start of a new year and you know what that means: a whole new year of movies to anticipate. The /Film crew recently sat down, put our heads together, and compiled a list of our top 25 most anticipated movies of 2019. You can see the fruits of our labor below. And before you ask “But wait, why isn’t this movie on the list?”, please note that we recorded our deliberations as we formed this list as a podcast. So the answer you’re looking for is probably in that audio. Note: severa...
Tags: Movies, Justice, Senate, Stephen King, Disney, Dc Comics, Features, Jake Gyllenhaal, Elton John, Tommy Lee Jones, Dean Deblois, Steven Soderbergh, Seth Rogen, John, Alvin Schwartz, Stephen Gammell


Disney to Make Live-Action ‘Hunchback of Notre Dame’ Musical Possibly Starring Josh Gad

The Hunchback of Notre Dame is the next beloved Disney animated staple to get the live-action treatment. The live-action musical, simply titled Hunchback, will adapt not only 1996 Disney film but the 1831 Victor Hugo novel upon which it was based. And if you’re wondering exactly how they’re going to turn this surprisingly dark Disney animated movie into a family-friendly live-action film, the House of Mouse is reportedly eyeing its favorite comedic bit player, Josh Gad, for the lead. Deadlin...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Berlin, Disney, Adaptation, Notre Dame, Tony, Alan Menken, Stephen Schwartz, Victor Hugo, David Henry Hwang, Josh Gad, Gad, Mandeville, Esmerelda, Disney/Pixar


How Noomi Rapace Almost Died Filming ‘Close’ (and the Cameras Weren’t Even Rolling) [Interview]

Swedish actor Noomi Rapace went international when the original Swedish productions of the Girl WIth The Dragon Tattoo trilogy caught on around the world. Now she’s been in Hollywood productions like Prometheus, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows and three films for Netflix, including this week’s Close. In Close, Rapace plays Sam, a bodyguard for Zoe (Sophie Nelisse), the daughter of a mining company CEO. After saving Zoe from a kidnapping attempt, Sam takes her on the run to protect her fro...
Tags: Europe, New York, Hollywood, Movies, Interviews, Features, Netflix, Close, Morocco, Harry, Sherlock Holmes, Sam, Claire Foy, David Ayer, Scott, Santa Clarita


Charlotte Rampling is the Latest Addition to Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Dune’

Denis Villeneuve continues to add respected and talented actors to his ever-growing Dune cast. The latest: arthouse cinema royalty Charlotte Rampling. Rampling will play Reverend Mother Mohiam in the sci-fi epic that also stars Timothee Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Dave Bautista and Stellan Skarsgard. Adapted from the massive novel by Frank Herbert, Villeneuve’s Dune is likely to be a huge production, and follows in the footsteps of David Lynch’s much-maligned attempt to adapt the novel in 1984....
Tags: Movies, Casting, Sci-fi, Adaptation, Rebecca Ferguson, David Lynch, Charlotte Rampling, Stellan Skarsgard, Dune, PAUL, Paul Atreides, Villeneuve, Herbert, Denis Villeneuve, Sian Phillips, Dave Bautista


‘Wayne’ Producers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick on the Value of Pop Culture in Fiction [Interview]

Deadpool screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick have a new streaming series premiering on YouTube Premium today, although they did not create Wayne. They are producing the half hour series for creator Shawn Simmons, and YouTube Head of Original Content Susanne Daniels calls the show “Dirty Harry in high school.” Wayne (Mark McKenna) is a teenager heading south to recover his late father’s stolen ’78 Trans Am. Wherever he stops along the way, trouble seems to find Wayne, but he’s resource...
Tags: Florida, Movies, Interviews, Youtube, Boston, Kung Fu, Features, Woody Allen, Larry David, Caribbean, Leon, Tarantino, Wodehouse, Wayne, Jerry, Shawn


Martin Scorsese’s Favorite Movies List is Very, Very, Very Long

Martin Scorsese loves movies. He’s like a walking, talking encyclopedia of film, and he’s always happy to rattle off lists of the movies that inspired or wowed him. As a result of Scorsese’s years of praising various films, the folks over at MUBI have put together an exhaustive list featuring 893 of Martin Scorsese’s favorite movies. It’s a bit overwhelming, as the list starts in 1903, and works all the way up to 2018. So buckle up. This list is so big it’s overwhelming. Several folks at MUB...
Tags: Movies, Spike Lee, Scorsese, Alfred Hitchcock, Cool Stuff, Martin-Scorsese, Mubi, Joe Pesci, Sam DiSalle


The Films of M. Night Shyamalan Revisited: The Twists, the Triumphs, and the Turkeys

Early reviews of Glass, the first big movie of 2019, have mentioned how writer-director M. Night Shyamalan was once seen as the next Alfred Hitchcock or Steven Spielberg . For at least a three-year stretch at the turn of the millennium (five, if you count the two years after Signs, but before The Village), Shyamalan stood as a worthy successor to the throne of populist filmmaking, capable of delivering high-concept thrills in an intimate, character-based way. Maybe the world at large needs re...
Tags: Movies, Tim Burton, Features, Reddit, Manhattan, Alfred Hitchcock, Steven Spielberg, Bruce Willis, James Newton Howard, Times Square, Dunn, Shyamalan, Malcolm, Cole, Alamo Drafthouse, M.-Night-Shyamalan


‘Ghostbusters 3’ Teaser Unveils Jason Reitman’s Secret ‘Ghostbusters’ Sequel

Last night, word broke that Jason Reitman, son of Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman, was working on a top-secretGhostbusters project (let’s call it Ghostbusters 3 for now). Now, a Ghostbusters 3 teaser has dropped, giving us a stylish – but mostly detail-free – look at the movie. Don’t expect to see any of the new Ghostbusters here. Instead, this footage gives off some Stranger Things-vibes. Watch the Ghostbusters 3 teaser below. Ghostbusters 3 Teaser The trailer initially premiered ov...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Sequels, Movie Trailers, Jason-Reitman, Ghostbusters, Don, Elmer Bernstein, Reitman, Ivan Reitman, ECTO, Ghostbusters-3, Entertainment Weekly Well


The Morning Watch: Creating L3-37 for ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’, Are Spoilers Good For You & More

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this edition, find out how Lando Calrissian’s droid counterpart L3-37 was created by Industrial Light and Magic for Solo: A Star Wars Story. Plus, learn why science says that spoilers for movies might actually be good for...
Tags: Movies, Conan, Visual Effects, Adam-sandler, Conan O Brien, Chris Farley, Lando Calrissian, Star-Wars, Video Of The Day, Tommy Boy, Video Essay, Industrial Light And Magic, Conan-OBrien, The Morning Watch, Solo: A Star Wars Story, Late Night with Conan O'Brien


‘Halloween’ Honest Trailer: The Real Monsters Are the True Crime Podcasters

Last year brought Michael Myers home again for the anticipated Halloween sequel that went back to the roots of the franchise. It took Eastbound & Down star Danny McBride and Your Highness director David Gordon Green to give fans the face-off between Laurie Strode and Michael Myers that Halloween H20 didn’t really do properly. And while Michael Myers is more brutal than ever after being locked up for 40 years, as the Halloween Honest Trailer illustrates, the real monsters are the true crime podc...
Tags: Halloween, Movies, Horror, Digital, Sequels, Universal, Lol, Jamie Lee Curtis, Myers, Haddonfield, David Gordon Green, Michael Myers, Video Of The Day, Danny McBride, Laurie Strode


‘High Life’ Trailer: Oblivion Awaits Robert Pattinson in Space

Claire Denis‘ High Life generated a lot of buzz at TIFF in 2018, primarily due to how weird it was. Audiences everywhere will soon get to see just how weird when A24 distributes the movie in April of this year. Denis, making her English language debut, directs Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche and more in a sci-fi story about a space ship heading towards a black hole. But what does it all mean? You’ll have to figure that out for yourself. For now, watch the High Life trailer below. High Li...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Robert-Pattinson, Movie Trailers, Denis, A24, Juliette-Binoche, Claire Denis, Mia Goth, High Life, Claire Denis High Life, Monte Robert Pattinson, Robert Pattinson Juliette Binoche, Robert Pattinson Juliette Binoche André Benjamin


Danny Glover Joins the ‘Jumanji’ Sequel Cast

The Jumanji sequel cast keeps getting bigger and better. On the heels of Danny Devito and Awkwafina joining the cast of the Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle sequel, Danny Glover has now been announced to board Jumanji 3 in an undisclosed role. Variety reports that Danny Glover is joining the cast of the Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle sequel in a role that is being kept under wraps, much like the still-secret storyline. Glover will be welcomed into the fold by new additions Devito and Awkwafina...
Tags: Movies, Casting, Robin Williams, Sequels, Sony, Jack Black, Jumanji, Danny DeVito, Glover, Jake Kasdan, NPC, DeVito, Danny-Glover, Karen Gillan, Jeff Pinkner, Gillan


/Filmcast Ep. 500 – The 500th Episode Extravaganza

For the 500th episode of the /Filmcast, David, Devindra, Jeff, and Peter listen to some moving voicemails, answer questions about podcasting, recall their favorite moments, and give their top five films since the show’s inception. Thank you for tuning in… Click to listen to the full episodes of David’s most memorable conversation, Devindra’s favorite guest appearance, and Jeff’s top moment of the show. See Jeff’s description on what it’s like to listen to podcast. Listen and subscribe belo...
Tags: Movies, David, Peter, Jeff, Slashfilmcast, The Show, Simonmharris, Kyle Hillinger, Devindra, David Devindra Jeff


Jason Reitman to Direct New ‘Ghostbusters’ Movie, A Sequel to 1989’s ‘Ghostbusters 2’

If you’re looking for someone to direct a new Ghostbusters movie, who ya gonna call? If you’re Sony, the answer is Jason Reitman – he’s been hired to tackle a secret Ghostbusters film that’s being described as a sequel to the 1989 movie Ghostbusters 2 and reportedly will not be connected to the all-female Ghostbusters: Answer the Call that was released in 2016. Variety reports that Sony has officially hired Jason Reitman, the filmmaker behind movies like Juno, Up in the Air, Thank You For Smo...
Tags: Comedy, Hollywood, Movies, Sci-fi, Sequels, Sony, Jason-Reitman, Ghostbusters, Avengers, Rainn Wilson, Leslie Jones, Ivan, Borys Kit, Gil, Harold Ramis, Tully


Superhero Bits: Peyton Reed’s ‘Fantastic Four’, KiKi Layne Wants to Play Storm & More

Does that shirt Zack Snyder designed for charity map out his plans for the DC Extended Universe? Does a Captain Marvel card game spoil Jude Law‘s character name? What would Peyton Reed’s Fantastic Four movie have been like? Did you catch the Japanese Spider-Man Easter egg in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse? Can the X-Men be easily integrated into the MCU? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. This edition of Marvel by the Numbers takes a look at all of the different Fantas...
Tags: Movies, China, Berlin, Spider-Man, Batman, Deadpool, Guardians Of The Galaxy, X-men, Jude Law, Supergirl, Haley, Zack-Snyder, Christopher McQuarrie, Comic Book/Superhero, The-Flash, Justice-League