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So, how much does Hollywood want to get involved with the adaptation of Donna Tartt‘s Pulitzer Prize winning “The Goldfinch“? A major studio is going to work with a streaming company to make it happen. Warner Bros. is teaming up with Amazon to co-finance the film, with the former getting the theatrical rights, and the latter the streaming rights, as you would expect. Not only that, there is some real star power circling the picture. Continue reading Ralph Fiennes Eyed For ‘The Goldfinch’ at The Playlist.

You can’t really predict one’s process. Or from what they draw upon. These are words spoken by Wes Anderson, a filmmaker who needs no introduction around these parts. That said, the influence of ‘60s European cinema on his work are undeniable. And he’s not shy about that either. Stopping by this year’s annual Festival Internacional de Cine en Guadalajara, where the indie filmmaker was being honored, he took a break from “Isle of Dogs,” his latest, to discuss those influences, as well as “Rushmore,” his love of Christmas specials, his relationship with Owen Wilson, “The Grand Budapest Hotel” and more. Continue reading Wes Anderson Discusses His Influences, Films, Love of Christmas Specials & More In New 1-Hour Masterclass at The Playlist.

Another day, another slew of casting announcements, with a few them involving some actresses who’ve stepped in and out of the world of James Bond. The “Blue Is The Warmest Color” stars are getting busy. First up, Adèle Exarchopoulos is joining Chulpan Khamatova (“Good Bye Lenin!”) and dancers Oleg Ivenko and Sergei Polunin to star in Ralph Fiennes’ next directorial effort “The White Crow.” About famous Russian ballet dancer and choreographer Rudolf Nureyev, the drama charts the iconic dancer’s famed defection from the Soviet Union to the West in 1961, despite KGB efforts to stop him. Continue reading Lea Seydoux, Adele Exarchopoulos, Eva Greene & Gemma Arterton Land New Roles at The Playlist.

From a distance, “The Lego Movie” looked like it could be the worst kind of modern studio filmmaking: literally an adaptation of Danish plastic bricks, sold on name recognition and not much else, and packed with corporate synergy for other Warner Bros properties. But in the hands of Phil Lord and Chris Miller, it became a surprise joy: a playful, inventive, often hilarious, frequently surprising film that’s as good as any studio animated effort in recent years. Continue reading ‘The Lego Batman Movie’ Feels Like Kind Of A Letdown [Review] at The Playlist.

Condensing a manageable list of our favorite performances of the year proved to be far more difficult than expected, and it was a hard-fought battle amongst The Playlisters to determine who would make the cut and what the ranking would be. It was a much debated, constantly shifting (until the very last minute) beast, but we’ve finally wrestled this one to the ground. Perhaps it was because we decided to include TV performances in here as well, or that there were no clear front-runners, or that there were that many great performances this year that each camp, with their favorites, swore a blood loyalty to defending their honor. Continue reading The 25 Best Performances Of 2016 at The Playlist.

Ben Affleck’s Batman will be back onscreen next year for Justice League, but before we get there we’ll see a completely different version of the Dark Knight, in the form of a tiny plastic minifig voiced by Will Arnett. Yup, we’re just a few months away from the release of The Lego Batman Movie, which picks back […] The post ‘The Lego Batman Movie’ Trailer: Move Over, Batfleck, There’s a New Dark Knight in Town appeared first on /Film.