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Many of us have at least once adhered to some form of unshaken fandom to a character, show or movie. Whether we grow out of it or not, unfeigned admiration of fictitious characters and shows echo feelings of childlike bliss. An integral part of the success of “Brigsby Bear” is the kindred joy of unabashed fandom. James (Kyle Mooney) possesses a steadfast, cultish adoration for an animatronic bear named Brigsby. Continue reading ‘Brigsby Bear’ Charms By Balancing Hilarity & Affection [Review] at The Playlist.
While it might seem profoundly obvious that the villain of “Suicide Squad,” who had her heart crushed, wouldn’t return for any sequels, we all know that in superhero movies, no one is every really dead. So, it wouldn’t be totally outrageous for DC Films to keep Cara Delevingne‘s Enchantress in the Rolodex for the sequel or for some other kind of appearance. However, according to the model/actress, her days playing in the DCEU sandbox are over. Continue reading Cara Delevingne Says She Won’t Be Back For ‘Suicide Squad 2’ at The Playlist.
Decades after he broke form and caught the world’s attention with his New Wave films, the influence of Jean-Luc Godard can still be felt on contemporary cinema. His post-modern filmmaking still remains vitally live, and “La Chinoise” is certainly one that feels fresh. And today we have an exclusive clip from the movie, that’s back in cinemas with a 50th anniversary restoration. Starring Jean-Pierre Léaud and Anne Wiazemsky, the film follows a group of middle-class students, led by Guillaume and Veronique, who are disillusioned by their suburban lifestyles, and form a small Maoist cell and plan to change the world by any means necessary. Continue reading Exclusive: Clip From Jean-Luc Godard’s Newly Restored ‘La Chinoise’ Gets Radical at The Playlist.
While 20th Century Fox has plenty on their superhero plate including “Deadpool 2,” “New Mutants,” “X-Men: Dark Phoenix,” and even a brewing “Dr. Doom” movie, their long in development “Gambit” remains at a standstill. The film has already been through a couple of directors — Rupert Wyatt and Doug Liman — and while it still has Channing Tatum attached to star, it has obviously never gotten the greenlight. Continue reading Channing Tatum Says ‘Gambit’ Being Reconfigured In Wake Of ‘Logan’ & ‘Deadpool’ at The Playlist.
It’s rare for a summer movie, particularly one with franchise ambitions, not to glance against a two-hour runtime, and very often, they push that mark. That’s why it was all the more surprising, and to some alarming, when it was revealed that next month’s Stephen King adaptation “The Dark Tower” clocks in at a slim 95-minutes. Some believed that somehow, the length of a movie is a measure of its quality, but most of the concern came with the fact that the author’s epic tome was arriving in a movie that was so slim. Continue reading ‘The Dark Tower’ Director Explains Film’s 95-Minute Runtime at The Playlist.
The rumors had always been in the air that Ben Affleck had one foot out the door the DC Films Extended Universe, but they never quite stuck. The studio insisted the actor was still the one they wanted in the Batsuit, and perhaps they made overtures to try and keep him in the franchise. However, it looks like he’s going fade into the dark. THR reveals that “Justice League” will likely be the last time Affleck ever appears on screen as Batman. Continue reading Ben Affleck’s Batman Leaving DC Films Extended Universe at The Playlist.
HBO is no stranger to controversy, but it’s not often that a press release for a show that hasn’t even been written, sparks the kind of outrage “Confederate” generated. The new series from “Game Of Thrones” duo David Benioff and D.B. Weiss takes place in an alternate timeline, in which the southern states have successfully seceded from the Union, giving rise to a nation in which slavery remains legal and has evolved into a modern institution. Continue reading ‘Confederate’ Team Defend Their Controversial HBO Show at The Playlist.
Cinematic universes don’t get off to a rougher start than “The Mummy.” The first film in Universal‘s Dark Universe was critically panned and earned just $390 million worldwide. Those are good numbers, but not great, and certainly, there doesn’t seem to be any clamoring for more monster movies that are connected. Nonetheless, Universal are pressing forward, and their roster of A-list anchors which include Javier Bardem (Frankenstein), Russell Crowe (Dr. Continue reading Channing Tatum Eyed To Join Dark Universe In ‘Van Helsing’ at The Playlist.
Anthony Bourdain may disagree, but Edgar Wright’s action/musical/ car chase movie “Baby Driver” is pretty bad-ass. Whatever your taste may be, it’s hard to deny it’s a technical masterwork featuring some of the best car chase and foot chase scenes in recent memory, not to mention dizzying sequences choreographed beat for beat to entire songs. Don’t believe us? Listen to “Dunkirk” filmmaker Christopher Nolan chat with Wright about the film, and share his enthusiasm and admiration for the filmmaking behind the hit movie (“the film is so spectacularly directed” he says). Continue reading Listen: Christopher Nolan Sits Down With Edgar Wright To Discuss ‘Baby Driver’ at The Playlist.
At one point, “Triple Threat” — which brings together the fighting talents of Tony Jaa (“Ong-Bak,” “The Protector“) and Iko Uwais (“The Raid“) into one film — was promisingly going to be directed by “John Wick” co-helmer Chad Stahelski. Sadly, that didn’t happen, and instead, some guy named Jesse V. Continue reading Tony Jaa & Iko Uwais Fight In First Trailer For ‘Triple Threat’ at The Playlist.