Posts filtered by tags: Kyle Buchanan[x]


Should You Race Back to Theaters When It’s Safe? Pretty Much Pop: Culture Podcast (#77) on the Big Screen Experience The pandemic has kept us out of the movie theaters, forcing new streaming practices so that films can be released at all, but as these restrictions end in 2021, do we want things to go back just to the way they were? Your hosts Mark Linsenmayer, Erica Spyres, and Brian Hirt reviewed many articles where filmmakers fretted about the future of cinema. Even before the pandemic, concerns about ...
Tags: Google, Hollywood, Podcasts, Film, College, Netflix, Warner Bros, Brooks Barnes, Facebook Twitter, Brent Lang, Christopher Rosen, Jordan Crucchiola, Michael Shamberg, Kyle Buchanan, Matt Goldberg, Eric Kohn

Ep. 568 – Capone (GUEST: Scott Wampler from Birth.Movies.Death.)

This week, Dave, Devindra, and Jeff stay in to watch Capone, the latest film by director Josh Trank. The cast is joined by Scott Wampler, Managing Editor at Birth.Movies.Death and co-Host of The Kingcast, to evaluate this Tom Hardy performance. Tune in to hear not one but two of Jeff’s limericks. Read Kyle Buchanan’s oral history of Mad Max: Fury Road here. Read about why Jurassic World makes sense now here. Thanks to our sponsors this week: Light Stream and Hunt a Killer. For bet...
Tags: Movies, Youtube, David, Jurassic World, Tom Hardy, Jeff, Engadget, Capone, Josh Trank, Kyle Buchanan, Slashfilmcast, The Show, Jeff Cannata, Kyle Hillinger, Devindra, Scott Wampler

Why Do We Miss Cannes So Much?, Ask New York Times Movie Writers

A.O. Scott, in conversation with Manohla Dargis and Kyle Buchanan:“For 11 or 12 days, the festival becomes a cinematic universe in its own right. When you’re inside it, the rest of the world seems unreal. From outside, it looks like a strange snow globe full of movie stars. But it matters because, behind all the frantic photo calls and yacht parties and swanny red carpet marches is an almost religious devotion to cinema, an ardor for the art that isn’t snobbish or cynical.” – The New York Times...
Tags: Art, Media, Scott, Manohla Dargis, Kyle Buchanan, 05.12.20, New York Times Movie Writers

Will Disney’s Theatrical Release of ‘Hamilton’ Be Censored?

Disney is not throwing away its shot to bring the Tony-winning pop culture phenomenon Hamilton to a wider audience. But that shot may not ring quite as clearly as fans remember. A new report suggests that when Disney releases its Hamilton “movie” theatrically in 2021, some of the production’s curse words may be censored due to the House of Mouse’s strict adherence to the PG-13 rating. When Hamilton burst on the scene in 2015, the hip-hop musical was lauded for its energized and modern depict...
Tags: Movies, New York City, Disney, New York Times, Mpaa, Musical, Miranda, Hamilton, Lin-manuel Miranda, Buchanan, Tony, Disney/Pixar, LMM, Kyle Buchanan, Richard Rogers Theatre, House of Mouse

Expanding Best Picture To More Than Five Nominees Was ‘One Of The Best Moves The Oscars Have Ever Made’

Kyle Buchanan: “Of course, the decision to blow up the best-picture category wasn’t greeted with nearly as much enthusiasm in June 2009 … Industry veterans worried that the expansion would sap a nomination of its prestige factor, and many of the publicists and producers who had won previous best-picture fights felt particularly aggrieved, like high achievers learning that the SAT had become easier after they took it. … [Even so,] I’d go so far as to say it saved the show.” – The New York Times ...
Tags: Art, Media, Kyle Buchanan, 01.22.20

‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Early Buzz: J.J. Abrams Delivers a Divisive End to the Skywalker Saga

J.J. Abrams‘ Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker had its world premiere in Hollywood tonight, and while full reviews won’t arrive until just after midnight on the morning of December 18, the first social media reactions from the premiere are now online. Does Abrams bring the Skywalker saga to a satisfying conclusion? How does the movie compare to The Last Jedi? Read on to learn what the first wave of critics are saying. These reactions don’t give away any major spoilers, so don’t worry about tha...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Sci-fi, Sequels, Lucasfilm, Rian Johnson, J J Abrams, Jj, Lando, Mike Ryan, Lupita Nyong, Abrams, Skywalker, Ridley, Germain Lussier, Erik Davis

‘Little Women’ Early Buzz: Greta Gerwig’s Sophomore Effort is Already Getting Oscar Buzz

Little Women has been positioned as an Oscar contender since its announcement — and with awards darling Greta Gerwig helming the adaptation of the Louisa May Alcott coming-of-age classic, and a star-studded cast led by Lady Bird’s Saoirse Ronan, how could it not be? The fact that Sony was positioning it for a Christmas release, that sweet spot where awards season and the holidays overlap, could only mean that the studio is confident in Little Women‘s awards contender status. And judging by the ...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Meryl Streep, Adaptation, Sony, Greta Gerwig, Florence, Alexandre Desplat, Amy, Saoirse Ronan, Jo, Greta, Pugh, Louisa May Alcott, Ronan, Lady Bird

Spotlight on Vault AI, the Moneyball for content

Vault AI brings the Moneyball approach to content “How Will the Movies (As We Know Them) Survive the Next 10 Years?” asked Kyle Buchanan in a New York times article this weekend. The question comes at a time where most studios are struggling, driving evermore consolidation in the industry, Netflix has changed the way people consume media (from theatre to home), and new services from Apple, Disney and others continue to pop up. Consumer behaviour is also changing in Television. In the UK ...
Tags: UK, TV, New York, Disney, Trends, Artificial Intelligence, David, Netflix, Ofcom, Machine Learning, Ai, Content, Warner, Oakland, New York Yankees, Vault

It’s The Avengers’ World Now; We Just Live In It (A Roundtable)

“We asked five people who cover pop culture for The Times — Manohla Dargis and A.O. Scott, chief film critics; Wesley Morris, critic at large; Kyle Buchanan, pop culture reporter; and Aisha Harris, assistant TV editor — about the [Marvel Cinematic Universe] legacy and how it’s changed Hollywood and us. Here are excerpts from the conversation.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Hollywood, Media, Times, Avengers, Wesley Morris, Scott, Manohla Dargis, Kyle Buchanan, Aisha Harris, 05.01.19

First Avengers: Endgame Reactions From West Coast Premiere!

BEGIN SLIDESHOW First Avengers: Endgame reactions from west coast premiere! The Avengers: Endgame world premiere took place in Los Angeles tonight, and the first SPOILER FREE reactions from those in attendance have hit the web. Check out the very first Endgame reactions below! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(function() { ...
Tags: Movies, Los Angeles, Mark Hughes, Harry Potter, Josh Brolin, Thanos, Avengers, Natalie Portman, Marvel Studios, Hawkeye, Kevin McCarthy, Kevin Feige, Tony Stark, Germain Lussier, MCU, Dave Itzkoff

Maybe Marie Kondo Can Clean Up The Mess That Is The 2019 Oscars

Guys, it's all good! The Oscars are saved, everyone can calm down. Marie Kondo has arrived on the red carpet, and if anyone can make sure everything runs smoothly tonight, it's her.The 34-year-old professional organizer and star of Netflix's Tidying Up With Marie Kondo brought her husband, Takumi Kawahara, as her date. And let me tell you, she sparked joy.MARIE KONDO SPARKS JOY#Oscars— Ashley Lee (@cashleelee) February 24, 2019 And hey! It’s Marie Kondo adding some...
Tags: Twitter, Fashion, Music, Hollywood, Netflix, Marie Kondo, Kondo, LINDSEY BAHR, Kyle Buchanan, Esther Zuckerman, Ashley Lee, Takumi Kawahara

‘Aladdin’s New Genie Really Blue Everyone’s Minds

And not in a good way Back in December we got a first look at Genie as played by Will Smith in the upcoming Aladdin remake directed by Guy Ritchie, and obviously people weren’t happy, because nobody’s ever happy. Courtesy of Entertainment Weekly The first round of criticism came as a result of Genie not being blue, which is fair, because that’s part of his iconic look, so I get that. HOWEVER. If you’ll all recall, Genie also did take human form in the original ...
Tags: Disney, Humor, Will Smith, Paul Giamatti, Gracie Hughes, Guy Ritchie, Aladdin, Tobias Funke, Alex Hirsch, Agrabah, Kyle Buchanan, Génie, Mike Drucker, Stefan Urquelle, Patrick McMillan

Do The Oscar Telecast Producers Even Want To Show People Winning Oscars Anymore?

They’re only going to air two of the five Best Song nominees. They’re going to present some of the technical awards (even Best Cinematography) during commercial breaks (although the Oscars are the only time those trades get to be in the public spotlight). They generally seem obsessed with making the telecast short. New York Times Carpetbagger columnist Kyle Buchanan argues that the producers should do the opposite and embrace the Oscars’ Oscarness. — The New York Times
Tags: Art, Media, Kyle Buchanan, 01.30.19, New York Times Carpetbagger

The Academy Just Righted A 30-Year-Old Wrong & This Clip Proves It

Since his directorial debut She's Gotta Have It in 1986, Spike Lee has gone on to become a household name, and one of the most celebrated auteurs in modern cinema. (So celebrated, in fact, that She's Gotta Have It recently hit Netflix as an original series.) So it may surprise you to learn that Lee's work was given little recognition at the Oscars... until now.Prior to the release of BlackKklansman, Lee was only previously nominated for two Academy Awards: One in 1990, for the Best Original Scr...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York City, Netflix, Associated Press, Spike Lee, Ku Klux Klan, Lee, Spike, Kim Basinger, Danny Aiello, Kyle Buchanan, BlacKkKlansman Lee, Oscar Will BlackKklansman, Lee the Oscar

Will The Oscars Ceremony Really Be Better Off Without A Host?

Kyle Buchanan: “One of the academy’s oft-stated priorities is to trim the telecast to a slim three hours, and with no monologue nor a host to keep cutting back to, the proceedings should at least be shorter. But will they be better? … I think we’re still underestimating the power a host has to shape the telecast in ways both noticeable and not.” — The New York Times
Tags: Art, Media, Kyle Buchanan, 01.16.19

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

Hollywood Studios Spend Huge Amounts Of Money On Oscar Campaigns

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with New York Times Oscar expert Kyle Buchanan about the long and arduous road to being nominated for and, with any luck, winning an Academy Award.
Tags: News, Npr, Audie Cornish, Kyle Buchanan, New York Times Oscar

An Oscars Columnist Explains Why The Oscars Still Matter

Kyle Buchanan, the New York Times‘ new Carpetbagger: “This isn’t rah-rah boosterism: These awards can frustrate and often miss the mark, but that’s why they remain so crucial. If the Oscar nominations provide a snapshot of that year in Hollywood, and Hollywood helps shape the way we see ourselves, then examining them can tell us not only where the industry is headed but also where our cultural blind spots still lie.” Exhibits A, B, and C: #OscarsSoWhite, #MeToo, and #TimesUp.
Tags: Art, Hollywood, Media, New York Times, Kyle Buchanan, 11.28.18

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Early Buzz: Rami Malek Will Rock You, the Rest of the Movie Not So Much

Reactions from early screenings of Bohemian Rhapsody have hit the interwebs, and even as the Bryan Singer film received mixed reviews, most critics have found something to love about this by-the-numbers biopic. Or rather, somebody to love. Namely, star Rami Malek, whose performance as the legendary Queen frontman Freddie Mercury has already begun to gather Oscar buzz. Below, what critics have to say about the Bohemian Rhapsody early buzz. Bohemian Rhapsody, which chronicles the rise of the r...
Tags: New York, Movies, Wikipedia, Los Angeles, Fox, New York Times, Oscar, Freddie Mercury, Mike Myers, Musical, 20th Century Fox, True Story, Mike Ryan, Rami Malek, Malek, LA Times

Jason Blum Horribly Explains Why There Are No Female Blumhouse Directors (Yet)

There has yet to be a female filmmaker in charge of a Blumhouse movie, and that’s unfortunate. Even more unfortunate: Jason Blum‘s response when asked why he’s yet to hire a female director. When questioned about the distinct lack of female representation behind the cameras over at Blumhouse, Blum gave a rather misguided answer. I’m a fan of Blumhouse, and I generally love the work Jason Blum and company are doing over there. But there’s one distinct issue plaguing them: they have yet to hir...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Jason Blum, Jason, Blumhouse, Blum, Babadook, Jennifer Kent, Kyle Buchanan, Leigh Janiak, Janiak, Bela Lugosi Dracula, Blumhouse Blum, Blum Blumhouse

Johnny Depp Makes A Surprise Comic-Con Appearance As The Trailer For Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Debuts! Watch HERE!

Surprise! Not only did Comic-Con this afternoon see the trailer debut for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (as you can watch now, above!), but attendees were granted a very special surprise appearance from Johnny Depp himself!! The actor showed up in costume and, as reported (below), delivered a creepy monologue on stage for the audience, though he left without taking any questions: There's a conspicuous lack of Johnny Depp at this FANTASTIC BEASTS panel — Kyle Buchanan (@kylebuchan...
Tags: Celebs, Johnny Depp, Johnny, Welp, Depp, Grindelwald, Kyle Buchanan

Geoff Johns Steps Down as DC Entertainment President, Jim Lee to Replace Him as Chief Creative Officer

There’s some behind-the-scenes shuffling going on at DC. Geoff Johns is stepping down as the president and chief creative officer of DC Entertainment to form a new production company, and current DC Comics publisher Jim Lee will replace him. Read more about the switch below. The Hollywood Reporter explains that Johns will no longer serve as an executive at DC Entertainment, but he won’t be stepping away from the comic book world – in fact, he’s taking a more prominent creative role in getting...
Tags: Movies, Time Warner, Dc Comics, Dc, Warner Bros, Jared Leto, DC Entertainment, Warner Brothers, Lee, Jim Lee, Johns, WB, Geoff Johns, Diane Nelson, DCE, Patty Jenkins

‘Incredibles 2’ Early Buzz: A Superb Sequel That Lives Up to the Original

Fans of the original The Incredibles have been waiting 14 long years for its sequel. Could Incredibles 2 possibly live up to the hype? Yes it does and more, according to the early buzz. Critics and fans have caught early screenings of the highly anticipated Pixar film, and are calling it one of the best Pixar sequels yet and superb follow-up to the whip-smart and funny first film. Here’s what people are saying about Incredibles 2. Oddly, I’m going to start us off with the only tepid reaction...
Tags: Movies, Animation, Bob, Pixar, Samuel L Jackson, Isabella Rossellini, Helen, Edna, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, Kristopher Tapley, Michael Giacchino, Bao, Catherine Keener, Germain Lussier, Kristian Harloff

All About Family

John and Craig partake in another installment of How Would This Be a Movie? Which story is destined for the big screen: The millennial mother with her surprise, Youtube-guided childbirth? The couple that has the same fight for decades? The Japanese families-for-hire? We also follow up on the logic of multi-cam formatting, Georgia’s success in diversifying crews through training programs, and effective character descriptions. Tickets are now on sale for our next Scriptnotes Live Show on Tuesday...
Tags: Japan, Hollywood, News, Education, Toronto, Georgia, Film Industry, Adaptation, John, John August, Craig, Formatting, Craig Mazin, Hollywood Tickets, Jordan Crucchiola, Brigid Schulte

'Black Panther' villain Erik Killmonger is so compelling that #KillmongerWasRight was trending on Twitter

The "Black Panther" character Erik Killmonger is such a compelling villain that #KillmongerWasRight was trending on Twitter after the film's release. Many Twitter users expressed sympathy with Killmonger's argument.   Michael B. Jordan's turn as the "Black Panther" villain Erik Killmonger has earned praise from critics and fans alike as one of the most compelling supervillain performances in movie history since the film's release last week. What makes the plight of Killmonger so compelling f...
Tags: US, Trends, Jordan, Black Panther, Michael B Jordan, Wakanda, Kyle Buchanan, Joe Robert Cole, Jason Guerrasio, Dora Milaje, Erik Killmonger, Killmonger, Brandon V Fletcher, Killmonger T Challa, Rebecca Wanzo

Tiffany Haddish and Paul Thomas Anderson Have Been Discussing Potential Movie Ideas

Tiffany Haddish‘s rising star is nothing to be joked about. The comedy actress has enjoyed a meteoric rise to success since the summer hit Girls Trip catapulted her to fame. She can do no wrong: first she charmed the pants off her costars in her hit film, then she proceeded to charm everyone else in the press tour for Girls Trip, where she told a hysterical story about taking bemused global superstars Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith on a Groupon swamp tour (if you haven’t seen it yet, watch i...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Casting, Los Angeles, Reddit, Paul-Thomas-Anderson, Will Smith, New York Film Critics Circle, Anderson, Harlem, Jada Pinkett Smith, Sunset Boulevard, Central Avenue, Kyle Buchanan, KCET, Lesley Manville

The ‘Three Billboards Against Ebbing, Missouri’ Backlash, Explained

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri has all the makings of an Oscar frontrunner. The festival favorite boasts a riveting turn from lead Frances McDormand, a deliciously sharp screenplay from director Martin McDonagh, and a tour-de-force performance from Sam Rockwell as a self-loathing corrupt cop. It received near-universal praise at the Venice and Toronto film festivals. At key awards ceremonies, Three Billboards swept — winning the Golden Globe for Best Drama, the SAG Award for Best Ens...
Tags: Comedy, Hollywood, Movies, Drama, Buzzfeed, Washington Post, Molly, Time, Awards, Toronto, America, Features, Missouri, New York Times, Frances-McDormand, Meryl Streep

Ridley Scott Explains How He Rescued 'All The Money In The World' From The Kevin Spacey Disaster

Kyle Buchanan: "I met with Scott recently in Beverly Hills to discuss how he did it, and what I found was a filmmaker who has the stamina of a man half his age and an octogenarian's give-no-fucks bluntness."
Tags: Art, Media, Beverly Hills, Kevin Spacey, Ridley Scott, Scott, Kyle Buchanan, 12.26.17

Why Ridley Scott Would Never Direct a ‘Star Wars’ Film

Ridley Scott is 80 years old and DGAF about your favorite science-fiction franchise. Having helmed several iconic sci-fi franchises of his own (and still going strong), Scott is probably one of the few major directors in Hollywood today who doesn’t get all googly-eyed when faced with the all-powerful Star Wars. And don’t ask him if he’d want to direct a Star Wars film either — it’s the last thing that both he and Disney would want to deal with. Scott’s recent candid and foul-mouthed intervie...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Vulture, Phil Lord, Chris Miller, Kevin Spacey, Lucasfilm, Ridley-Scott, Scott, Christopher Plummer, Star-Wars, Kyle Buchanan, Dgaf, Kathleen-Kennedy

Early Thor: Ragnarok Reviews Are In, Plus New Hulk Clip

Early Thor: Ragnarok reviews are in, plus new Hulk clip The first Thor: Ragnarok reviews are in as critics have gotten their first look at the anticipated threequel! Check out some of the early Twitter reactions below! Marvel Studios (via Entertainment Weekly) has also released a new clip from the movie’s Hulk vs Thor arena battle, which you can check out underneath! #ThorRagnarok was an absolute BLAST! Hysterical and seriously kick ass! Also @taikawaititi is a riot! — Jenna Busch (@JennaBus...
Tags: Movies, Benedict Cumberbatch, Movie Reviews, Idris Elba, Chris Hemsworth, Thor, Stan Lee, Cate Blanchett, Tessa Thompson, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Thompson, Hunt, Loki, Jeff Goldblum, Taika Waititi