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The Best Movies You’ve Never Seen from Black Directors

(Welcome to The Best Movies You’ve Never Seen, a series that takes a look at slightly more obscure, under-the-radar, or simply under-appreciated movies. This week we give a nod towards Black History Month with a look at some of the best, little-seen films from black filmmakers.) Great films and filmmakers are worth celebrating all year round, but we live in a world that likes to categorize and quantify, meaning February has been designated as Black History Month (and Women in Horror month too f...
Tags: Movies, Los Angeles, Features, Chicago, Beyond The Lights, Belle, Collins, Black History Month, South, Tyler Perry, Hogan, Gideon, Glover, Suzie, Nina, Danny Glover


Nick Jonas Returning for Sony’s Jumanji Sequel

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Nick Jonas returning for Sony’s Jumanji sequel The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Golden Globe nominee Nick Jonas (Ferdinand, Kingdom, UglyDolls) will be reprising his teenage character of Alex in Jumanji 3, Sony’s sequel to Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(function() { ...
Tags: Movies, Nick Jonas, Robin Williams, Sony, Alex, Jonas, Golden Globe, Jake Kasdan, Danny Glover, Jeff Pinkner, Scott Rosenberg, Alan Parrish, ComingSoon, Movie News, Awkwafina, Morgan Turner


‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ Brings Back All Four High School Kids for Another Game

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle was a surprisingly huge hit at the box office from the end of 2017 and into 2018. The half-sequel, half-reboot raked in over $962 million at the global box office, so another film was inevitable. But it wouldn’t be a proper sequel without a key part of the original cast, and for some reason their deals didn’t close until this week. Jumanji 2 (or Jumanji 3 for those keeping the real count) will arrive at the end of the year. While we don’t know how the sequel will ...
Tags: Comedy, Hollywood, Movies, Casting, Sequels, Sony, Philadelphia, Sony Pictures, Jumanji, Danny DeVito, Jake Kasdan, Danny Glover, Karen Gillan, Jeff Pinkner, Scott Rosenberg, Action/Adventure


So long, sun dance! Robert Redford has us falling for his charms one last time, says BRIAN VINER 

The Old Man & The Gun (12A) Verdict: Whimsically engaging  Rating: Robert Redford gives what he has said will be his valedictory cinematic performance in the Old Man & The Gun, before shuffling, or at least walking with the purposeful but rather stiff gait of the codger he now inescapably is, into retirement. It appears that the great man, now 82, might backtrack on his plans to retire from acting.  But this is the perfect movie for his swansong, if swansong it proves to be, not least becau...
Tags: Matthew Mcconaughey, Religion, Fbi, Tom Waits, Northern Ireland, Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Detroit, Tessa Thompson, Celeb Gossip, Robert Redford, Dawn, Hunt, David Lowery, Janice, Riley


‘The Last Black Man in San Francisco’ Review: A Poetic Tale of Gentrification and Friendship [Sundance]

At last year’s Sundance Film Festival, both Blindspotting and Sorry to Bother You weaved Oakland’s gentrification into their underlying stories. At this year’s fest, co-writer/director and fifth generation San Franciscan Joe Talbot addresses the subject in an even more direct way with his memorable debut film, The Last Black Man in San Francisco.  Jimmie (an excellent Jimmie Fails, who has a “story by” credit on the script and plays a character inspired by his own life) and Mont (a superb Jon...
Tags: Movies, Drama, San Francisco, Features, Movie Reviews, Oakland, A24, Independent, Sundance, Talbot, Jimmy, JIMMIE, Danny-Glover, Mont, Featured Stories Sidebar, Jonathan Majors


STX Entertainment and Kevin Hart Developing Two New Comedies

STX Entertainment and Kevin Hart developing two new comedies Following the surprise box office success of The Upside, STX Entertainment and Kevin Hart will reteam to develop two new comedies from Hart’s HartBeat Productions, with Hart expected to also star in both projects. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(function() { ...
Tags: Movies, Kevin Hart, Bryan Cranston, Stx Entertainment, Hart, Kevin, Dwayne, Cheng, Danny Glover, Central Intelligence, Movie News, Adam Fogelson, John Cheng, Hartbeat Productions, Drew Simon, Carli Haney


DC's New Gods Movie Has Rumors Swirling About Its Main Characters

Danny Glover has joined the Jumanji sequel. John Boyega offers a cryptic peek from his time on the Star Wars: Episode IX set. Mads Mikkelsen says Bryan Fuller is still trying to find a new home for Hannibal. Plus, new footage from The Lego Movie 2, and what’s to come when Supernatural returns. Spoil-seid Is!Read more...
Tags: Science, Agents Of Shield, Charmed, Supernatural, Birds Of Prey, Just Dance, John Boyega, Hannibal, Danny Glover, Bryan Fuller, Mads Mikkelsen, Star Wars Episode Ix, Alita Battle Angel, High Life, John Wick Chapter 3, New Gods


Jumanji Sequel Welcomes Danny Glover to the Jungle

Jumanji sequel welcomes Danny Glover to the jungle Sony’s Jumanji 3 continues to welcome Hollywood icons past and present to the jungle. Per The Hollywood Reporter, the film’s most recent addition is none other than Danny Glover, who joins Danny DeVito and Awkwafina — not to mention the original cast — in the anticipated sequel. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptSta...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Instagram, Dwayne Johnson, Sony, Johnson, Mel Gibson, Jack Black, Jumanji, Danny DeVito, Glover, Jake Kasdan, Danny Glover, OG, ComingSoon, Lethal Weapon


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


Danny Glover Joins ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ Sequel

Danny Glover has joined the cast of Sony’s “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” sequel. His role is being kept under wraps, as is the storyline. Glover will star opposite Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, and Karen Gillan, all of whom are set to return. Awkwafina is in final negotiations for a significant part in […]
Tags: News, Sony, Glover, Danny Glover, Karen Gillan, Awkwafina, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Dwayne Johnson Jack Black Kevin Hart


If You Love Holiday Movies, Read This

'Tis the season to be jolly. And, what could possibly be jollier than slipping on a comfy onesie, commandeering the couch, and settling in for a movie marathon? Nothing, that's what.With Halloween behind us, it's time to set our sights on the holiday season. That means lots of twinkle lights, hot chocolate, and holiday music. But it also means that there will be tons of holiday movies available to stream on all your favorite apps and sites for the next few months. And what better way to get int...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Hbo, New York, Abc, New York City, Nicole Kidman, Lena Dunham, Taylor Momsen, Kate Beckinsale, Finland, Santa Claus, Santa, Mel Gibson, Jack, Ryan Reynolds


Sanders Seems To Be Gearing Up For Second Shot At The Presidency

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — An insurgent underdog no more, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is laying the groundwork to launch a bigger presidential campaign than his first, as advisers predict he would open the 2020 Democratic presidential primary season as a political powerhouse. A final decision has not been made, but those closest to the 77-year-old self-described democratic socialist suggest that neither age nor interest from a glut of progressive presidential prospects would dissuade him from und...
Tags: Hollywood, Texas, News, California, Wall Street, White House, Ap, Hillary Clinton, New Hampshire, Donald Trump, Vermont, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, Clinton, Trump, John Cusack


Sequel Bits: ‘Toy Story 4’, ‘Labyrinth 2’, ‘Top Gun 2’, ‘Tintin 2’, ‘Lethal Weapon 5’, ‘Jay and Silent Bob’

In this edition of Sequel Bits: Tom Hanks gets emotional about the Toy Story 4 ending. Fede Alvarez says that despite recent reports, the Labyrinth 2 script isn’t done. Tom Cruise is allegedly learning to really fly fighter jets for Top Gun 2, because of course he is. Peter Jackson says Tintin 2 might film next year, but we’ll believe it when we see it. Richard Donner offers an update on Lethal Weapon 5. The Jay and Silent Bob reboot will start shooting next year. Remember how the ending ...
Tags: Movies, Fantasy, Tom Hanks, Daily Mail, Animation, Sequels, David Bowie, Universal, Bob, Jackson, Mel Gibson, Tom Cruise, Tim Allen, Top Gun, Peter Jackson, Jay


Review: The Old Man and the Gun

— by RON WILKINSON — An actor with a career of the monumental success of Robert Redford has a lot of good work on which to expand. The old fashioned flimflammery of “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” and its companion piece “The Sting” fit tightly with the genre of his latest movie. Less obvious […]
Tags: Reviews, Movies, Tom Waits, Robert Redford, David Lowery, Casey Affleck, Sissy Spacek, Danny Glover, Ron Wilkinson


The 10 Best ’80s Action Movies

The 10 best 80s action movies Remember the ’80s? Between Stranger Things, It, Ready Player One, and even art-house pictures like the recent Mandy, everything seems to be steeped in ’80s nostalgia. While folks are quick to bring up nerdy references, there’s not as much talk about the fact that the ’80s had some of the greatest action movies ever made! Most were so successful, they’re still spawning reboots, remakes, and sequels to this very day. This was a time before CG explosions and animate...
Tags: Movies, Dwayne Johnson, Action, Beverly Hills, Hobbs, South America, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Mel Gibson, Detroit, James Cameron, Robocop, Terminator, Frank Sinatra, Paul Verhoeven, Neill Blomkamp


Oprah on Quincy Jones (aka Q): ‘There’s Only One Legend Known Far and Wide by a Single Letter’

Of all the stars — including Stevie Wonder, Jennifer Hudson, and John Legend — who turned out to honor Quincy Jones at L.A.’s Microsoft Theater on Tuesday night, at least one had never met him before. “You’re a legend and I love you,” gushed Meghan Trainor upon meeting her idol on the red carpet before […]
Tags: News, Microsoft, Events, Meghan Trainor, John Legend, Oprah Winfrey, Oprah, Quincy Jones, Jennifer Hudson, Stevie, Danny Glover, Gloria Estefan


‘It’s Always Sunny’ Creators on Their #MeToo Episode and If the Gang Would Support Trump [Interview]

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia returns for its 13th season to answer some cliffhangers. Dennis (Glenn Howerton) was moving to North Dakota to be with his son, and Charlie (Charlie Day) and the Waitress (Mary Elizabeth Ellis) were going to try to have a baby. With Howerton’s involvement still ambiguous (one episode features a lifelike Dennis sex doll prominently), only two of the original Sunny creators were available for interviews at TCA. Charlie Day and Rob McElhenney spoke with /Film ...
Tags: Europe, Comedy, Television, Movies, Mac, Interviews, Disney, Features, North Dakota, South America, Rob, Philadelphia, Mel Gibson, FX, Mindy Kaling, It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia


‘The Old Man and the Gun’ Trailer: This Is a Mostly True Story

Robert Redford recently announced his retirement, but before he sails off into the blissful life of a retiree, he’s starring in The Old Man the Gun. The crime comedy is based on the true story of Forrest Tucker, a career criminal who escaped from prison 18 times. David Lowery, Redford’s Pete’s Dragon director, helms the film, which also stars Casey Affleck, Sissy Spacek, Danny Glover, Tom Waits, and Tika Sumpter. Watch the new The Old Man and the Gun trailer below. The Old Man and the Gun T...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Drama, Movie Trailers, True Story, Toronto International Film Festival, Robert-Redford, David Lowery, Forrest, Pete, Redford, Tika Sumpter, Casey-Affleck, Lowery, Sissy Spacek, San Quentin


My Back Hurts Just Thinking About The Return Of Inflatable Chairs

Whether it held decorative purple feathers or was emblazoned with Britney Spears’ name, it’s likely you or someone you know was the owner of an inflatable chair circa 1999. They were uncomfortable, but tolerable because, well, we were ten and they were sold at Limited Too and therefore the height of covetability. It was worth it. Plus, they matched super well with our lava lamp and beaded curtains. (Why a bunch of pre-teens had bedrooms decorated like a drug den in the back of a van at Woodstoc...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Los Angeles, House, Britney Spears, Paul Mccarthy, Woodstock, Mary, Amanda, Danny Glover, Claes Oldenburg, Limited Too


Why Are There So Few Action Franchises Led by Black Actors?

Quick, what’s your favorite action franchise (two films or more) starring a black lead? Without knowing your exact pick, I’m going to do a little prognosticating and guess that you’ve gone with an action/comedy. If I’m wrong, it’s either because you’re old and have chosen something from the ’70s or you’ve picked Blade . This week’s biggest new release sees the return of Denzel Washington’s Robert McCall in The Equalizer 2 , and not only is that good news for action fans – the movie’s a...
Tags: Movies, Washington, Africa, America, Features, House, Beverly Hills, Miami, Kevin Hart, Will Smith, Jackson, Mel Gibson, Wesley Snipes, Harlem, Eddie Murphy, Denzel Washington


How ‘Sorry To Bother You’ Found (And Used) Its White Voice

The premise of director Boots Riley’s movie is the largely unearned success that the black characters gain when they use a “white voice.” And, as Danny Glover’s character tells his young telemarketing colleague, “I’m not talking Will Smith–white. I’m talking about the real deal” — meaning with dubbed-in dialogue spoken by white actors sounding their absolute whitest. Hunter Harris reports on how Riley came up with and implemented the idea.
Tags: Art, Media, Will Smith, Riley, Danny Glover, 07.18.18, Hunter Harris


‘Sorry to Bother You’ Featurette: Meet the Super Talented Cast of Your New Favorite Social Satire

One of the first things you notice about Sorry to Bother You, Boots Riley‘s new social satire that is sparking conversations about black identity, is how stacked its cast is. And a new featurette highlights the character actor-studded cast. Atlanta breakout LaKeith Stanfield leads a cast filled with everyone’s favorite rising stars, including Tessa Thompson, Armie Hammer, and Steven Yeun. Each of these actors alone would be enough to bring you into the theater, but combined, they’ll make you wa...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Drama, Atlanta, Green, Oakland, Armie-Hammer, Tessa Thompson, Thompson, Boots Riley, Video Clips, Keith, Riley, Oakland Calif, Ben Pearson, Danny-Glover


CS Video: Sorry to Bother You Cast With Stanfield, Thompson & More

BEGIN SLIDESHOW CS Video: Sorry to Bother You Cast with Stanfield, Thompson & more Annapurna Pictures provided ComingSoon.net with the opportunity to interview the cast of the upcoming film Sorry to Bother You, including Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, Terry Crews, Steven Yeun and Omari Hardwick. You can watch the video interviews with the Sorry to Bother You cast in the player below! RELATED: CS Video: Director Boots Riley Talks Sorry to Bother You Set in an alternate present-day vers...
Tags: Movies, Atlanta, Terry Crews, Tessa Thompson, Boots Riley, Danny Glover, Steven Yeun, Annapurna Pictures, Ragnarok, Movie News, Omari Hardwick, LAKEITH STANFIELD, Tessa Thompson Annihilation Thor, Oakland Sorry, Cassius Green Stanfield, Terry Crews Brooklyn Nine Nine


CS Video: Director Boots Riley Talks Sorry to Bother You

BEGIN SLIDESHOW CS Video: Director Boots Riley talks Sorry to Bother You Annapurna Pictures provided ComingSoon.net with the opportunity to interview musician-turned-filmmaker Boots Riley of bands The Coup and Street Sweeper Social Club. Riley talked to us about the many filmic influences behind his upcoming film Sorry to Bother You, and you can watch the interview in the player below! RELATED: CS Video: Sorry to Bother You Cast With Stanfield, Thompson & More Set in an alternate present-...
Tags: Movies, Atlanta, Boots Riley, Riley, Danny Glover, Steven Yeun, Annapurna Pictures, Ragnarok, Movie News, LAKEITH STANFIELD, Tessa Thompson Annihilation Thor, Oakland Sorry, Cassius Green Stanfield, Terry Crews Brooklyn Nine Nine, Nina Yang Bongiovi Forest Whitaker Charles D King, George Rush Sorry


Meet Director Boots Riley in Sorry to Bother You Featurette

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Meet director Boots Riley in Sorry to Bother You featurette Annapurna Pictures has released a new featurette about director Boots Riley for his upcoming film Sorry to Bother You, a new comedy starring Lakeith Stanfield (Get Out, Atlanta) and Tessa Thompson (Annihilation, Thor: Ragnarok). Watch the Sorry to Bother You featurette in the player below! Set in an alternate present-day version of Oakland, Sorry to Bother You follows telemarketer Cassius Green (Stanfield) who dis...
Tags: Movies, Atlanta, Boots Riley, Riley, Danny Glover, Steven Yeun, Annapurna Pictures, Movie News, LAKEITH STANFIELD, Tessa Thompson Annihilation Thor, Oakland Sorry, Cassius Green Stanfield, Terry Crews Brooklyn Nine Nine, Nina Yang Bongiovi Forest Whitaker Charles D King, George Rush Sorry


‘Sorry to Bother You’ Featurette Introduces Audiences to Eclectic Filmmaker Boots Riley

Though the summer blockbuster season is chock full of big studio tentpoles full of explosions, jokes, superheroes, car chases and more, it’s also full of some lower key indie releases that you should be going out of your way to see. One of those movies is a wild, insane comedy that we already caught on the film festival circuit, and it’s time for you to meet the director responsible for it. Sorry to Bother You played at the Sundance Film Festival back in January where our own Ben Pearson called...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Banksy, Political, Boots Riley, David Cross, Riley, Ben Pearson, Danny Glover, Annapurna Pictures, Cassius, Tessa Thompson Thor, Sorry to Bother You, Detroit Tessa Thompson, Steven Yeun Omari Hardwick Jermaine Fowler, Patton Oswalt Cassius Green Lakeith Stanfield


‘The Predator’ Trailer: Shane Black Resurrects The Franchise For A New Generation

Shane Black hopes to breathe new life into the stagnant Predator franchise with The Predator, the latest continuation in the series that started back in 1987. The new Predator trailer gives us a better look at the action and alien-based horror to come. Does this new trailer improve on the somewhat lackluster first trailer? See for yourself below. The Predator Trailer I want to get excited about Shane Black’s The Predator. I really do. Black is a phenomenal writer and filmmaker, and he’s...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Earth, Sequels, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Movie Trailers, 20th Century Fox, Black, Jacob Tremblay, Olivia Munn, Shane, Danny Glover, Keegan Michael Key, Shane Black, Yvonne Strahovski, John Mctiernan