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While Steven Soderbergh is notoriously indecisive when it comes to the type of filmmaker he would like to be – causing him to move suddenly and irregularly between blockbuster, independent, and micro-budget projects – the one consistent throughout his career has been his knack for films about criminals. From the “Ocean’s 11” franchise to his underseen adaptation of Elmore Leonard‘s “Out of Sight,” Soderbergh is arguably at his best when making films about people who find themselves on the wrong side of the law. Continue reading Crime Heads South In This New Photo From Steven Soderbergh’s Heist Comedy ‘Logan Lucky’ at The Playlist.
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We’re less than a month away from the summer movie season, although you would likely think otherwise if you’ve been to a theater near you lately. With hot titles like “Logan,” “Ghost in the Shell,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Power Rangers,” “Life,” “Kong: Skull Island,” “The Lego Batman Movie” and, err, “CHIPS” all playing in cinemas near you, it can be hard to differentiate between the sizzling summer selections and the ones that now play at seemingly any point in time of the year, no matter the season. Continue reading 2017 Summer Movie Preview: Blockbusters And Beyond at The Playlist.
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It feels like spring is the best time to be a cinema lover: the Oscars and all the attendant politicking and campaigning are in the rearview mirror and the noisy blockbuster summer has not yet kicked into gear. In this mood of thankfulness, our thoughts tend to turn to Cannes aka Cinephile Christmas in May, as we start to wonder which of our Most Anticipated 2017 titles might show up on the Croisette. So while it’s still a way off, seeing as anticipation is almost as enjoyable as the festival itself, we’re bringing you this early list of the films we hope most will make it into the selection this year. Continue reading 21 Films We Hope To See In The Cannes 2017 Lineup at The Playlist.
Steven Soderbergh is one of those directors who can pretty much work with anyone he wants, and so when it came to cast up his “return to filmmaking” with “Logan Lucky,” he was spoiled rotten. Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Riley Keough, Hilary Swank, Seth MacFarlane, Katie Holmes, Daniel Craig, Katherine Waterston, Dwight Yoakam, Sebastian Stan, David Denman, Macon Blair, Jack Quaid, and Brian Gleeson star in the movie that will follow brothers Jimmy and Clyde Logan, who try to reverse a family curse, and set out to execute an elaborate robbery during the legendary Coca-Cola 600 race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Continue reading First Look: Daniel Craig In Steven Soderbergh’s ‘Logan Lucky’ at The Playlist.
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There’s now less than a month until Christmas, and after a start last week with our look at the Best Posters and Best Trailers of the year, this week commences in earnest our annual smorgasbord of movie love that is our annual Playlist year-end features marathon. We’ll be looking at the best and worst of films, performances, sequences, cinematography, soundtracks and more across the next few weeks, which will serve as a reminder that 2016 was a pretty strong year at the movies. Continue reading The 100 Most Anticipated Films Of 2017 at The Playlist.
Sebastian Stan joins Daniel Craig and Channing Tatum in Steven Soderbergh’s upcoming comedy film Logan Lucky, which is currently filming.
EXCLUSIVE: Hilary Swank is joining what has shaped up to be fun and interesting cast for Steven Soderbergh’s heist film Logan Lucky — a story about brothers who plan a crime during a NASCAR race in Charlotte, NC. Swank joins Daniel Craig, Channing Tatum, Katherine Heigl, Adam Driver, Seth MacFarlane and Riley Keough. The film is being produced by Mark Johnson, Gregory Jacobs and Reid Carolin. Swank has earned two Best Actress Oscars for her work in Clint Eastwood’s Million…
It is still not clear whether or not Daniel Craig is officially finished with James Bond, but if the actor who revitalized the character leaves it behind, he’ll have company. Sam Mendes, who helmed two back to back Bond flicks – 2012’s Skyfall and 2015’s Spectre – that collectively earned nearly two billion dollars, has confirmed that he’s finished with the 007 franchise. “It was an incredible adventure, I loved every second of it,” the American Beauty Oscar-winner said…
Daniel Craig And Katherine Heigl Finalizing Deals To Join Steven Soderbergh’s ‘Logan Lucky’ As James Bond News Surfaces
EXCLUSIVE: Daniel Craig and Katherine Heigl are said to be finalizing deals to join Steven Soderbergh‘s heist film Logan Lucky about brothers who plan a crime during a NASCAR race in Charlotte. The film is scheduled for a fall start date, which puts further into question the actor’s willingness to return to the Bond franchise for MGM. Pre-production on Logan Lucky starts this weekend at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 and NASCAR says it has thrown its support…
EXCLUSIVE: Adam Driver is joining Steven Soderbergh’s heist film Logan Lucky about brothers who plan a crime during a NASCAR race. Seth MacFarlane is said to be in talks to also join the picture. Michael Shannon has dropped out due to a scheduling conflict as Logan Lucky is set to go before the cameras this fall. Shannon is starring in the untitled Guillermo del Toro cold war project which overlaps with Logan Lucky. Other actors on the project include Soderbergh’s Magic Mi…