You might know Jessica Jones from her time as a correspondent on The Daily Show when Jon Stewart was still hosting the show. However, her indie romantic comedy that debuted at Sundance earlier this year has started turning some heads. Hopefully, she’ll become a movie star. The Incredible Jessica James …

Sometimes, persistence pays off, and director Sacha Gervasi‘s (“Anvil: The Story Of Anvil,” “Hitchcock“) and star Peter Dinklage never gave up on My Dinner With Hervé.” The project has been in the works for years, but this year saw the stars align and the movie get in front of cameras, with Jamie Dornan joining the cast. And now we have a colorful first look at the movie. Continue reading First Look: Peter Dinklage & Jamie Dornan In ‘My Dinner With Hervé’ at The Playlist.

As horror’s gender pendulum slowly swings back towards XX chromosomes, I’m ready to make a plea. “For more female leading characters?” In a way, but frankly, horror’s the one genre that empowers women more than most. “For more female filmmakers?” Hopefully, but creators, Film Twitter, and the general cinema public …

When Christopher Nolan‘s “Dunkirk” opens next month, it’s going to have some competition from another movie offering plenty of big screen spectacle: “Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets.” Luc Besson‘s big, sci-fi flick is the most expensive to have ever been made in France, with a a final price tag of €197.47 million (about $210 million U.S.). That’s not cheap, and while you might think the film needs to be a monster hit for backers EuropaCorp (which Besson heads up), the director explains they’re pretty well covered. Continue reading ‘Valerian’ Director Luc Besson Explains France’s Most Expensive Film Ever Isn’t Much Risk For The Studio at The Playlist.

Director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz) is currently making the press rounds promoting his new music-driven action thriller Baby Driver, which comes out next week. But earlier this month, he dropped a tantalizing hint in an interview about a “crazy” new project he has coming up. What could this mystery Edgar …

Have You Met the Incredible Jessica James? Netflix has debuted the first teaser trailer for The Incredible Jessica James, the latest film from talented indie filmmaker Jim Strouse (of Grace Is Gone, The Winning Season, People Places Things – all three are great films). This upbeat indie comedy stars Jessica Williams from “The Daily Show” in a major breakout role as Jessica James, an aspiring playwright living in New York City struggling with the dating scene and the career scene. She meets a goofball guy that she slowly starts to fall for, played by Chris O’Dowd (not seen in this teaser). Also starring Lakeith Stanfield, Noël Wells, Megan Ketch, and Zabryna Guevara. I saw this at Sundance and it’s wonderful, providing some much-needed optimism along with an outstanding performance from Williams. Don’t miss this one, it’s so good. Here’s the first teaser trailer for Jim Strouse’s The Incredible Jessica James, direct from YouTube: Jessica Williams (“The Daily Show”) stars as a young, …

Preacher is back for a second season on AMC. Jesse (Dominic Cooper), Tulip (Ruth Negga) and Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun) are on the road looking for God but they’re not alone – The Cowboy (Graham McTavish), introduced last season, is on their tail. Showrunner Sam Catlin developed the Preacher series alongside …

There are three things I can tell you before you going to see “Baby Driver” next weekend: believe the hype; Edgar Wright directs the shit out of it; and don’t watch the trailers. While it’s not a comeback movie for Wright, it is a massive bounce back after a very public exit from Marvel‘s “Ant-Man.” However, it’s clear the filmmaker didn’t lose any his vibrant filmmaking voice in the process, and in fact, “Baby Driver” proves his skills have never been sharper. Continue reading Edgar Wright Reveals Why He Exited ‘Ant-Man’ at The Playlist.