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TORONTO – Imagine performing a scene without moving anything but your lips, eyes and maybe your neck.  And the neck can move, but just slightly. Everything else has to stay completely immobile.  That includes your hands and legs. No, you can’t even shift your weight an iota. Sounds easy, right? Test it out for a minute. Maybe five. Dare you to try 10 minutes. It’s O.K., we’ll wait. Harder than you thought, wasn’t it? Continue reading Andrew Garfield And Claire Foy ‘Breathe’ Deep For History [Review] at The Playlist.

There’s nothing Hollywood likes more than taking a foreign hit and trying to duplicate it with Hollywood success. The Weinstein Company are trying to make that alchemy happen with “The Upside” starring Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart, their redo of the 2012 French smash hit “Intouchables.” Now, Tom Hanks is going to see if his charm can turn a Swedish sensation into stateside business. Continue reading Tom Hanks Starring In Remake Of Oscar-Nominated ‘A Man Called Ove’ at The Playlist.

He’s back! After the fallout with Colin Trevorrow and “Star Wars: Episode IX,” Lucasfilm chief Kathleen Kennedy needed to a director that ensure the world that the final movie in the latest trilogy would be in dependable hands. So, she turned J.J. Abrams, who got the ball rolling with “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” and pilot “Star Wars: Episode IX.” Kathleen Kennedy to JJ Abrams — Prequel Memes (@PrequelMemesBot) September 13, 2017 It might be a safe choice, but there will be no surprises about the kind of movie he will deliver, and fans are generally okay with it. Continue reading The Force Is Not Strong With Paramount Over J.J. Abrams Directing ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ at The Playlist.

History will ultimately determine the merits of Darren Aronofsky‘s divisive “mother!,” but among the many things it will be remembered for, is being one of only 19 movies in history receive an F-grade CinemaScore. Determined by exit polls of moviegoers’ opinions of films on opening night, the movies that have been deemed as failures include terrific pictures like William Friedkin‘s “Bug” and Andrew Dominik‘s “Killing Them Softly,” and interesting efforts like Steven Soderbergh‘s “Solaris.” But yes, there is also trash on there too like the Lindsay Lohan flick “I Know Who Killed Me” and the parody flick “Disaster Movie.” However, Aronofsky believes there’s no way his “mother!” could’ve received any other score. Continue reading Darren Aronofsky Reacts To ‘F’ CinemaScore For ‘mother!’ at The Playlist.

Writer and director Mike White has built a career out of the eccentric neurosis that has been part of his persona since childhood. The 47-year-old filmmaker has a unique voice which can be seen and heard in HBO’s “Enlightened,” 2000’s indie sensation “Chuck and Buck, the screenplay for “The School of Rock” and just this month in a film he both wrote and directed entitled “Brad’s Status.” In the latter, Ben Stiller plays Brad a middle-aged man going through a mid-life crisis as he tours his son (Austin Abrams) around prospective colleges in “Brad’s Status.” Narrating the film, Brad overthinks his status in life in comparison to those he went to college with. Continue reading Mike White on ‘Brad’s Status,’ Ben Stiller & Mid-Life Crises at The Playlist.

If you want to know how strong the goodwill that Wes Anderson carries around is, all you have to do is look at the absolutely great and kinda bonkers cast for his new movie, “Isle Of Dogs.” In no particular order, F. Murray Abraham, Bob Balaban, Bryan Cranston, Greta Gerwig, Jeff Goldblum, Akira Ito, Scarlett Johansson, Harvey Keitel, Bill Murray, Kunichi Nomura, Edward Norton, Yoko Ono, Koyu Rankin, Liev Schreiber, Tilda Swinton, Akira Takayama and Frank Wood, all lend their voices to what is hopefully another winning picture from the filmmaker. Continue reading ‘Isle Of Dogs’ Trailer: Wes Anderson Goes To Japan at The Playlist.

Thanks to the huge success of “Get Out,” Jordan Peele has quickly established himself as one of this year’s biggest movers and shakers in the film world. The actor and director certainly conquered television thanks to “Key and Peele,” but his breakout horror hit showed he had a lot more gifts to share. And while his next feature isn’t due in cinemas until 2019, he’s flexing the creative clout he has in Hollywood. Continue reading Jordan Peele Is On ‘The Hunt’ For Nazis at The Playlist.

Domhnall Gleeson certainly seems to be covering the “movies based on childhood favorites” bases pretty well. Next month, he’ll get dramatic telling the story behind the creation of Winnie The Pooh in “Goodbye Christopher Robin.” And after he goose steps around in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” the actor will hop over to “Peter Rabbit,” where he’ll get into all kinds of hare raising trouble. Continue reading ‘Peter Rabbit’ Trailer: Domhnall Gleeson Has Hare Raising Trouble at The Playlist.

Redemption must’ve tasted pretty sweet for Damon Lindelof. After being kicked around for the diminishing returns of “Lost,” he hit a homerun with “The Leftovers,” not only delivering three excellent seasons, but helping to create a finale that will go down as one of the all-timers. That should hopefully ease the wariness some “Watchmen” fans have been feeling ever since it was announced that Lindelof would be adapting the iconic graphic novel for HBO. Continue reading HBO Orders Damon Lindelof’s ‘Watchmen’ at The Playlist.

A lot of movie stars are on a train. Someone gets murdered. The natural question: Whodunit? Probably Willem Dafoe. Esteemed actor-director Kenneth Branagh revives yet another long-forgotten piece of IP with the upcoming Agatha Christie adaptation, “Murder on the Orient Express.” No, I don’t know why either. Here’s the official synopsis for “Murder on the Orient Express”: What starts out as a lavish train ride through Europe quickly unfolds into one of the most stylish, suspenseful and thrilling mysteries ever told. Continue reading ‘Murder On The Orient Express’ Trailer: All Aboard For Star-Studded Mystery at The Playlist.