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With “The Post” out of the way, Steven Spielberg isn’t taking a break, as he gets ready to release “Ready Player One” in the spring. And the latest look at the movie offers more explanation of the virtual world and the story surroundi…

If you’ve been a struggling actor, director, writer or creative in Hollywood it’s easy to give up. It’s easy to say, “Well, I tired for a couple of years, but it’s time to try something else even though I really don’…

BEVERLY HILLS – Joe Wright’s “Darkest Hour” may have begun its awards season journey at Telluride, but there have been a ton of other stops along the way including Toronto and a special screening in Washington, D.C. The WWII drama fin…

Ben Mendelsohn makes everything better, and he’s just as happy appearing in a blockbuster as taking some time to make an indie movie. The months ahead will see him in a variety of projects, ranging from Joe Wright‘s Oscar contending “…

As the scandal continues to unfold around Harvey Weinstein, “Una” is an eerily timely drama about the collision of sex and power. And today we have have an exclusive clip from the explosive film. Starring Rooney Mara, Ben Mendelsohn, and Ri…

In the 2002 BBC poll ranking the 100 greatest Britons, one man beat out the likes of Charles Darwin, Sir Isaac Newton, Stephen Hawking, and, really, every other Briton ever. The gentleman atop that list was the incredibly-quotable, cigar-inhaling Prime Minister, Sir Winston Churchill. While he is remembered as a wildly-popular leader who refused to yield to one of history’s greatest villains, Churchill’s journey to becoming the greatest Briton began in a crucible of public confusion and political subversion, all while the threat of a Nazi invasion loomed. Continue reading ‘Darkest Hour’ Trailer: Gary Oldman Goes For Oscar Gold As Winston Churchill at The Playlist.

With “Mary Magdalene” pushed to 2018, it means we’re going to have to wait for the next high profile Rooney Mara movie. However, fans of the actress will have something to look forward to this fall with “Una.” The small scale drama hit festivals last fall, but didn’t quite make a big splash. Nonetheless, there’s still enough of a ripple that we’re intrigued to see the film that pits Mara against Ben Mendelsohn. Continue reading ‘Una’ Trailer: Rooney Mara Tracks Down Ben Mendelsohn at The Playlist.

Not every movie that gets slotted for premiere film festivals like Telluride and TIFF manage to find a home, or are even remembered. That’s nothing new, but it’s certainly a bit curious that “Una,” which features a great trio of actors of Rooney Mara, Ben Mendelsohn, and Riz Ahmed, has fallen a bit through the cracks. The muted response probably didn’t help, nor the tricky subject matter, but any chance to see Mara and Mendelsohn face off is one we’d gladly take. Continue reading Rooney Mara & Ben Mendelsohn Face The Past In New Trailer For ‘Una’ at The Playlist.

We’re about to be inundated with blockbuster trailers from D23 and San Diego Comic Con, but don’t forget that studios are getting ready for Oscar season too. So before the spectacle, here comes the awards season player, “Darkest Hour.” READ MORE: Premature Oscar Predictions: 2018 Best Actor & Best Actress Nominees Gary Oldman leads the new film from director Joe Wright (“Atonement,” “Anna Karenina“) playing Winston Churchill, and the big question is whether or not he can make the iconic figure his own, particularly coming so hot on the heels of John Lithgow‘s great turn as the British Prime Minister on Netflix‘s “The Crown“.  Continue reading First Trailer For ‘Darkest Hour’ Starring Gary Oldman As Winston Churchill at The Playlist.