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In what will no doubt be a major relief to every studio and consultant with a contender in the Best Actress race this year, The Playlist has confirmed that Viola Davis has been submitted in the Best Supporting Actress category for the 2017 SAG Awards for her role in Denzel Washington’s “Fences.” Davis won a Tony Award in 2010 for Best Lead Actress in a Play for the Broadway revival of August Wilson’s seminal drama. Continue reading Boom: ‘Fences’ Viola Davis Will Campaign For The Best Supporting Actress Oscar at The Playlist.

In the year of our lord, 2016, we have reached the landmark 14th film from Marvel Studios, a visually impressive adventure titled “Doctor Strange.” Directed by Scott Derrickson from a screenplay written by Jon Spaihts and Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill, “Strange” arguably features the most talented Marvel cast to date with acclaimed actors such as Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton, Rachel McAdams, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Mads Mikkelsen bringing the origin of the Sorcerer Supreme to the big screen. Continue reading ‘Doctor Strange’ With Benedict Cumberbatch Is A Visual Wonder But Is That Enough? [Review] at The Playlist.

For some movies, people like to know the running time in advance, but the minutes and seconds a movie elapses hardly is an indication of quality. There is a general assumption that longer equals better, particularly when it comes to films from our favorite directors or stories taking place in an expanded universe, but that’s not always the case. Nonetheless, especially given the scrutiny over the making of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” the running time will be viewed by some as evidence that everything is fine or everything is terrible, depending on which side of the fence you’re on. Continue reading Rumored Runtime For ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ Revealed at The Playlist.

Well, here’s something we didn’t expect to have to write:  “Deadpool 2” needs a director. After the smash success of “Deadpool” earlier this year, star Ryan Reynolds, screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, and director Tim Miller, were all equally celebrated for delivering a unique, fan approved, box office hit, that proved the comic book movie genre still had plenty of creative directions it could go down. Continue reading Director Tim Miller Exits ‘Deadpool 2’ Over Creative Differences With Ryan Reynolds at The Playlist.

As far back as August, Donald Glover was named as the first choice to play Lando Calrissian in the Han Solo spinoff being put together by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, and earlier this month, the actor was still named as the top contender. Well, he’s finally landed the gig. Disney and Lucasfilm have officially announced that Glover will play Han Solo’s buddy in the movie, which will be led by Alden Ehrenreich. Continue reading Donald Glover Officially Cast As Lando Calrissian In Young Han Solo ‘Star Wars’ Spinoff at The Playlist.

While “The Great Gatsby” and “Midnight In Paris” didn’t exactly kickstart pop culture nostalgia for the Jazz Age era, it’s a period that continues to enchant filmmakers, and it’s easy to see why. The characters are just as colorful as the setting, the music is great, and visual possibilities are endless. And Jennifer Lawrence is looking to play one of the biggest figures of the time. Continue reading Jennifer Lawrence To Play Zelda Fitzgerald In Biopic, Ron Howard May Direct at The Playlist.

Just when you thought you knew everything there was to know about “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” the forthcoming 3D Collector’s Edition of the movie on Blu-ray is bringing a whole lot more. Firstly, there will be more extra features, but most crucially, it will include a director’s commentary by J.J. Abrams. To help promote the upcoming home video release, bits and pieces of the commentary and other goodies have been released, but one interesting revelation by Abrams confirms reports that started making the rounds as far back as two years ago. Continue reading J.J. Abrams Confirms Cut Duel Between Darth Vader & Luke Skywalker From ‘The Force Awakens,’ Plus Chewbacca Deleted Scene & More at The Playlist.

When Gareth Edwards exited “Godzilla 2” earlier this year, the word on his departure was that he wanted to focus on his own smaller-scale movies once he wrapped “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.” Little did we know that a couple of months later, the internet would explode with rumors about the “Star Wars” spinoff, with hired guns coming in assist (or take over) the extensive reshoots ordered by Disney and Lucasfilm. Continue reading The Guy Who Helmed ‘Krampus’ Reportedly Directing ‘Godzilla 2’ at The Playlist.

Okay, prepare yourself for a terrible lede: after going into the cold for “The Revenant,” it looks like Leonardo DiCaprio is ready for a little bit of sun….Sun Records, that is (sorry, it’s Friday, I’m tired). The actor is going to get a little bit rock ‘n roll in an upcoming biopic. Paramount Pictures has snapped up the rights to Peter Guralnick‘s acclaimed book “Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock ‘N’ Roll.” As the title makes clear, it’s about the man who founded Sun Records, and put hugely influential artists like Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Ike Turner, Carl Perkins, and many, many more to wax. Continue reading Leonardo DiCaprio Goes Rock ‘N Roll, Will Play Sun Records Founder Sam Phillips at The Playlist.

While Brie Larson was announced as Captain Marvel with great fanfare this summer at San Diego Comic Con, movement on the actual film has been pretty quiet. In August, a shortlist of names to direct the picture emerged but thus far, no one has been officially signed, while we recently learned that the movie would be an origin story. But good things come to those who wait, and according to Kevin Feige, Marvel is working very hard to craft a compelling “Captain Marvel.” “It’s very important to us that all of our heroes do not become silhouette-perfect cutout icons,” he told Vulture. Continue reading Marvel’s Kevin Feige Says ‘Captain Marvel’ Will Be “By Far The Strongest Character We’ve Ever Had” at The Playlist.