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September 11, 2017

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Dream Casting of the Day: Leonardo DiCaprio says he wants to star in a Stan Lee biopic. Here’s BossLogic with what that could look like: Tried out @LeoDiCaprio as @TheRealStanLee for some Biopic fun — BossLogic (@Bosslogic) September 11, 2017   Easter Eggs of the Day: Now that you’ve probably seen the new It, you should check out the Mr. Sunday Movies video highlighting all its Easter eggs and deleted scenes:   Screening Photo of the Day: Speaking of It, the movie was shown to clown-only audiences at Alamo Drafthouse locations on Saturday night. Here’s a pic of one: Yup, just another totally normal Austin evening…Read More

There are so many exciting, long-awaited festival films about to hit theaters for us normal, non-festival-going film folk (“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” “The Killing of a Sacred Deer,” “The Square,” and “Roman J. Israel, Esq.,” to name but a few that I’ve personally been shivering with anticipation over), but none promise so much sheer originality as Alexander Payne‘s “Downsizing.” Here’s the synopsis: When scientists discover how to shrink humans to five inches tall as a solution to over-population, Paul (Matt Damon) and his wife Audrey (Kristen Wiig) decide to abandon their stressed lives in order to get small and move to a new downsized community — a choice that triggers life-changing adventures. Continue reading ‘Downsizing’ Trailer: A Big World Is Waiting at The Playlist.

Fans of movies about super females and other extraordinary characters, here are some updates to some highly anticipated projects:   Patty Jenkins to Direct Wonder Woman 2 Although not surprising, news that Patty Jenkins will return to helm the Wonder Woman sequel is now official, according to Variety. Jenkins, whose DC superhero movie is the second-highest grossing release of this year in the US, has already been busy writing the script for Wonder Woman 2 with Geoff Johns. She’s signed on to earn the highest payday ever for a woman director, with her salary being somewhere around $8 million and profit points sure to make her even richer. Deservedly so! With Jenkins back with returning star Gal Gadot, we can anticipate a sequel as good as…Read More

Welcome, one and all, to the latest installment of The Film Stage Show! Today Michael Snydel, Bill Graham, and I are joined by Allison Shoemaker, of Consequence of Sound and the Losers’ Club Podcast. The four of us band together to tackle It, the new adaptation of the Stephen King novel that destroyed the box …

Louis C.K. put his award-winning, critically acclaimed, hit FX series “Louie” on indefinite hiatus two years ago, claiming he wanted to do something else for a while. This raised a few eyebrows, since “Louie” has always been more like an eclectic collection of short films than a conventional sitcom. If C.K. wanted to overhaul the show entirely, there’s no reason why he couldn’t have just made an entirely new set of characters, themes, and ideas into his new “Louie.” But it’s hard to argue too much against what the writer-director-comedian has done with his career since the last (for now) “Louie” aired back in May of 2015. Continue reading Louie C.K.’s ‘I Love You, Daddy’ Is Challenging, But Enthralling Too [TIFF Review] at The Playlist.

Canadian writer-director Pat Mills follows up his well-received debut with ‘Don’t Talk to Irene,’ another high school comedy, set mostly in a retirement home and featuring supporting turns from Geena Davis and Scott Thompson. read more Source: HoolywoodReporter Movie Reviews

Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy play a remarkable real-life couple who overcome huge challenges in ‘Breathe,’ the debut feature from actor-turned-director Andy Serkis. read more Source: HoolywoodReporter Movie Reviews