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Filmmaker Destin Daniel Cretton launched two careers in 2013 with his empathetic at-risk teen drama “Short Term 12”: his own and Brie Larson’s. Then mostly known as a comedic actor, with roles in films like “21 Jump Street” and “Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World,” Larson convinced everyone of her dramatic chops in her “Short Term 12” performance, which paved the way to a deserving Oscar win two years later in “Room.” Considering their alchemy, it’s little wonder the duo reteamed for “The Glass Castle,” an adaptation of Jeannette Walls’ 2005 memoir about her severe family dysfunction. Continue reading ‘The Glass Castle’: Brie Larson Cannot Save Its Cracked Façade [Review] at The Playlist.

If you were looking for a sequel to “Jackie,” this is probably as close you’re going to get. Last year, Rob Reiner‘s “LBJ” premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and it’s taken a little while to resurface. However, perhaps in an awards season bid, the film is now coming to cinemas this fall, with Woody Harrelson under heavy makeup in the title role. Continue reading ‘LBJ’ Trailer: Woody Harrelson Gets Presidential at The Playlist.

Still, ‘Apes’ is the latest franchise title to come in behind the last installment as Hollywood battles sequel fatigue; ‘Wish Upon’ gets lost, while ‘The Big Sick’ places No. 5 in its nationwide expansion. read more Source: Hollywood Reporter Box Office

Cameras are rolling again on Lucasfilm‘s Han Solo spinoff, after a very public hiccup that saw original directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller exit the project after butting creative heads with studio executives. In their place, Ron Howard has stepped in, taking charge of the film as it winds down its final weeks of principal photography, and gears up for reshoots later this summer. It’s rare for any blockbuster to go through this kind drama, particularly when it involves a brand as valuable as “Star Wars.” But according to star Woody Harrelson, things will be okay. Continue reading Woody Harrelson Talks ‘Han Solo’: “I Wouldn’t Worry” at The Playlist.

Last month, we got was supposed to be the final trailer for “War For The Planet Of The Apes,” but given the rave reviews the film has received (here’s ours) it’s not a huge surprise that 20th Century Fox is making one last push. A new promo has been unveiled for ‘War,’ which by most accounts, is the most intense entry in the series. Matt Reeves directs the continuation from “Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes,” which sees Caesar leading another charge against humans who want to eliminate apes. Continue reading New Trailer For ‘War For The Planet Of The Apes’ Fights For Freedom at The Playlist.

“An eye for an eye makes the whole world go blind” may be something of a cliché, but especially in these toxic and vindictive times, its a truism of divided tribalism that is leading civilization to ruin. Intentional commentary on modern culture or not, Matt Reeves, the thoughtful director behind “War For The Planet Of The Apes,” explores the tragic cycles of violence with gripping results. It’s glib to say it, but let’s get it out of the way: audiences eagerly awaiting “The Batman” should feel excited — Reeves is the rare blockbuster filmmaker that can creates epic scale without abandoning the intimacy of characters and relationships. Continue reading ‘War For The Planet Of The Apes’: Matt Reeves Explores The Price Of Vengeance [Review] at The Playlist.