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Edward Davis

Uhh, so this is a little bit unexpected, but in Hollywood you can fail upwards. The DC Films’ picture “The Flash” has played a lot of musical chairs. First Phil Lord and Chris Miller who bailed to make “Han Solo” (only to get fired) then “Dope” directo…

*Spoilers for “Jessica Jones” season one.* Read no further if you haven’t watched it. If you did watch the Netflix superhero series from Marvel you’d know that the gaslighting psychological-abuser antagonist Kilgrave (David Tennant) was killed by the s…

There seems to have been a hiccup with the “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” trailer, perhaps a slightly embarrassing one. The ‘Fallen Kingdom’ trailer was supposed to arrive last week, but when Marvel suddenly announced he “Avengers: Infini…

As you probably know by now, “Magic Mike” actor Joe Manganiello had been cast as the DC Comic mercenary Deathstroke some time ago. But for this story, well, there’s spoilers here, so you’ll want to turn away right now before reading the whole thing unl…

Director Rian Johnson’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is less than a month away. And it’s been a pretty good year for Johnson. He’s the only “Star Wars” filmmaker that didn’t get kicked off, fired or pushed off his film in the last 18 months and not only …

Channing Tatum’s “X-Men” movie spin-off “Gambit” has been laying around in limbo for over a year. Director after director has been attached, passed, considered and or bailed on the movie. Rupert Wyatt, the original filmmaker on board,  left the movie early on. Following his departure, several directors were courted for the movie and passed (Bennett Miller, J.C Chandor) and then the mutant movie landed on Doug Liman only for the helmer to drop the project very quickly (and much sooner than reported in the press). Continue reading Channing Tatum’s ‘X-Men: Gambit’ Movie Finds Its Director at The Playlist.

Now that four “Avatar” sequels have been green lit and their cost has been reported at a staggering $1 billion price tag, the conversation that endlessly circles the James Cameron-created blockbuster is just how irrelevant the movie supposedly is. And to be fair, looking around the movie and pop culture landscape since 2009 when “Avatar” first came out, the movie’s influence and impact feels largely negligible. Is the highest grossing movie of all time ($2.7 billion) completely passé and insignificant? Continue reading Kate Winslet Joins James Cameron’s ‘Avatar’ Sequels at The Playlist.

Three things. 1) it’s interesting how Netflix plays by its own rules. If you look at any 2017 TV schedule, every network and cable channel have had their release dates listed for months, and often a trailer arrives several months in advance. Not Netflix. For example they just released the trailer for “Lady Dynamite” last week and it’s coming out in less than two months. The strategy is slightly different for Marvel’s “The Punisher,” but not by much. Continue reading ‘The Punisher’ Trailer: The Truth Must Be Taken at The Playlist.

There’s several ways you can look at “Jumanji,” a reboot of the franchise started in 1995 with Robin Williams, but quickly abandoned. One, the modern version features Dwayne Johnson, arguably the world’s biggest and bankable star, so it has that going for it. It also looks like a cross between “Kong: Skull Island” and “Land Of The Lost.” READ MORE: Dwayne Johnson’s 6 Best Movies, And Why He Is The Biggest Star In The World But what’s perhaps more interesting to us is the fact the film’s being directed by Jake Kasdan, the comedy filmmaker behind films like “Bad Teacher” “Sex Tape” and Judd Apatow’s “Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story.” And like many filmmakers around him, Kasdan is making the ambitious leap into big-budget filmmaking with “Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle. Continue reading ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’: The Rock Goes Exploring In 2 New Trailers at The Playlist.

Not many actresses have managed to rebrand as successfully as Gemma Arterton. Just a few years back, and she was known mostly for her short-lived stint as a Bond girl, and for standing around delivering exposition in bad blockbusters like “Clash Of The Titans” and “Prince Of Persia.” But since then, Arterton’s been able to show us what she’s really capable of. In the past few years, Arterton’s eschewed tentpoles for small, interesting indie movies in the U.S. Continue reading ‘The Escape’: Gemma Arterton Falls In Love In Paris [TIFF Exclusive Clip] at The Playlist.