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There are many in the industry who believed filmmaker and producer Bryan Singer would be the subject of a wave of news reports, but the announcement that 20th Century Fox shut down his Freddie Mercury and Queen Biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” wa…

“When we lose our principals, we invite chaos.” What exactly that chaos is in the world of Sam Esmail’s “Mr. Robot” remains debatable. Our characters, following the humdrum fall out of season two, are back for an enlivened…

No, it’s not. That’s the answer to the obvious question that will be asked about whether or not Michael Noer’s remake of Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman’s classic “Papillon” is as good as the original. It’s not even close. In fact, it’s hard not to be offended at nearly every decision made in this version, in which screenwriter Aaron Guzikowski (“Prisoners”), working from the credited screenplay by Dalton Trumbo and Lorenzo Semple Jr. Continue reading Charlie Hunnam & Rami Malek Remake Steve McQueen & Dustin Hoffman In ‘Papillon’ [TIFF Review] at The Playlist.

There’s been a lot of controversy and chatter around the long-developing “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Sacha Baron Cohen famously laid bare his reasons for exiting the project that would’ve seen him playing Freddie Mercury, the iconic lead singer of Queen. The actor said that the screenplay he looked at killed off the artist midway through the movie, and focused on how the rest of the band moved on without him. There’s been chatter that the movie will sanitize Mercury’s hard partying ways, but that remains to be seen. Continue reading First Look: Rami Malek As Freddie Mercury In ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ at The Playlist.

The revolution won’t be televised….unless it’s on “Mr. Robot.” USA Network‘s paranoia inducing series is back this fall for its third season, and a new trailer for the upcoming batch of episodes raises the tension and get things cookin’ for fans. Rami Malek leads the series, and this time around, his  Elliot will be reeling from the betrayal by the titular character (Christian Slater) and E Corp exec Tyrell Wellick (Martin Wallström). Continue reading ‘Mr. Robot’ Season 3 Trailer: The Revolution Will Not Go Down Without A Fight at The Playlist.

Remaking a classic like “Papillon” certainly doesn’t sound like the wisest idea on paper. The iconic 1973 film starring Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman is all-timer, which makes you wonder at the hubris of trying to create lightning in a bottle twice. But we’ll find out at the Toronto International Film Festival is this redo is folly or not. Charlie Hunnam and “Mr. Continue reading First Look: Charlie Hunnam & Rami Malek In ‘Papillon’ at The Playlist.

Remaking a classic like “Papillon” certainly doesn’t sound like the wisest idea on paper. The iconic 1973 film starring Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman is all-timer, which makes you wonder at the hubris of trying to create lightning in a bottle twice. But we’ll find out at the Toronto International Film Festival is this redo is folly or not. Charlie Hunnam and “Mr. Continue reading First Look: Charlie Hunnam & Rami Malek In ‘Papillon’ at The Playlist.

Remaking a classic like “Papillon” certainly doesn’t sound like the wisest idea on paper. The iconic 1973 film starring Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman is all-timer, which makes you wonder at the hubris of trying to create lightning in a bottle twice. But we’ll find out at the Toronto International Film Festival is this redo is folly or not. Charlie Hunnam and “Mr. Continue reading First Look: Charlie Hunnam & Rami Malek In ‘Papillon’ at The Playlist.