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Taika Waititi Casts Kaimana in His Upcoming Next Goal Wins Adaptation

Taika Waititi Casts Kaimana in His Upcoming "Next Goal Wins" Adaptation

In his upcoming adaptation of the 2014 documentary Next Goal Wins, Taika Waititi tells the story of the American Samoa soccer team and their fight to end the longest losing streak in FIFA history. Joining the cast, which already includes Michael Fassbender and Elisabeth Moss, is Kaimana in the role of Jaiyah Saelua, the first non-binary player to play in […]

Mark Wahlberg in Final Talks to Star in Uncharted Movie

Mark Wahlberg in Final Talks to Star in "Uncharted" Movie

Variety reports that Mark Wahlberg is close to returning to the long-gestating Uncharted nearly a decade after he confirmed, live on MTV, that he'd be joining the film as Nathan Drake. At the time in late 2010, with the Uncharted video game series only three years old, David O. Russell was confirmed as director and was […]

Brad Pitt and Emma Stone Negotiating to Star in Damien Chazelles Babylon at Paramount

Brad Pitt and Emma Stone Negotiating to Star in Damien Chazelle's "Babylon" at Paramount

The Hollywood Reporter published a story late Monday detailing the latest movie from Whiplash and La La Land director Damien Chazelle. Titled Babylon, the film has found a home at Paramount after with producers Marc Platt, Olivia Hamilton, Matthew Plouffe, and Tobey Maguire. The story is set in Hollywood's golden age, just as silent films are giving […]

Tula Lotays The Handmaiden Poster for Mondo on Sale Tomorrow

Tula Lotay's "The Handmaiden" Poster for Mondo on Sale Tomorrow

Thought Bubble Comic Art Festival, the UK's premiere comic art convention, completed its run in the Harrogate Convention Center in Leeds this weekend. Mondo has a big day of announcements today including the vinyl equivalent of a flat file sale, Rick and Morty toys in both a Mondo exclusive and regular version, and the on-sale […]

Bohemian Rhapsody Writer on Board for Untitled Bee Gees Movie

"Bohemian Rhapsody" Writer on Board for Untitled Bee Gees Movie

An article by the Hollywood Reporter reveals that Anthony McCarten, writer of The Darkest Hour, The Theory of Everything, and last year's Academy-Award winning Bohemian Rhapsody has been tapped to write the script for the upcoming Paramount movie about the Bee Gees. The movie, being produced by Graham King, who worked with McCarten on Rhapsody, Stacey Snider, and Steven Spielberg's Amblin […]


What Jojo Rabbit Has to Say About Redemption (Spoilers)

What "Jojo Rabbit" Has to Say About Redemption (Spoilers)

In my final year of college, my long-time Hebrew professor, a very guarded woman when it came to her personal life, came into class one morning and told the story about how Nazis ruined her family. She told us about her family members who had been in concentration camps and the family's eventual run to […]

Mondo Heads to Thought Bubble with Exclusive Poster for The Handmaiden

Mondo Heads to Thought Bubble with Exclusive Poster for "The Handmaiden"

Thought Bubble Comic Art Festival is the largest convention in the UK dedicated to celebrating comic arts. Founded by comic artist Tula Lotay, best known for her illustrative style used to full effect on Warren Ellis' comic Supreme: Blue Rose, it started as a single-day event in Leeds and has blossomed into a festival week […]

Scorsese Explains His Take on Marvel Movies in NYT Editorial

Scorsese Explains His Take on Marvel Movies in NYT Editorial

Martin Scorsese has taken a lot of heat for his comments to Empire magazine in early October while doing press for his upcoming Netflix release, The Irishman. Critics from angry Marvel fanboys on Twitter to Bob Iger have taken issue with his likening superhero movies to theme park rides and, most damning, saying that that they […]

Blockers Kay Cannon Directing Biopic About Improv Legends Del Close and Charna Halpern

"Blockers" Kay Cannon Directing Biopic About Improv Legends Del Close and Charna Halpern

Del Close and Charna Halpern, revered for their hand in honing the talents of comedy luminaries like Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, Bill Murray, Tina Fey, Mike Meyers, Amy Poehler, Chris Farley, Jon Favreau, Adam McKay, Stephen Colbert, and Jordan Peele will get the attention they've deserved for helping to create almost 30 years' worth of stars in an upcoming biography […]


Avengers: Endgame Editor Jeff Ford &#8211 Tony Stark Nearly Died Silent

"Avengers: Endgame" Editor Jeff Ford – Tony Stark Nearly Died Silent

Collider is running a multi-part interview with Avengers: Endgame editor Jeff Ford, who Joe and Anthony Russo credit with giving Tony Stark the perfect 11-year cap to his run as Tony Stark by having him go out, looking at Thanos, Infinity Gauntlet on his hand, and saying, "I am Iron Man." For a while, though, […]

Shazam Homelander from The Boys Posters by Robert Bruno on Sale Friday

"Shazam", Homelander from "The Boys" Posters by Robert Bruno on Sale Friday

Robert Bruno is on a tear as of late. His list of corporate clients – including Disney, Marvel, Lucasfilm, Sony, FOX, ESPN, MLB,  and the NBA – is estimable. His illustrations have become a fixture of the convention circuit. He's collaborated with both ACE Comic Con and Celebrity Fan Fest to create publicity and badge […]

Paramount Cancels Terminator: Dark Fate Premiere Due to Getty Fire

Paramount Cancels "Terminator: Dark Fate" Premiere Due to Getty Fire

The premiere of the latest film in the Terminator series, Terminator: Dark Fate has been canceled due to the ongoing Getty Wildfire, according to Variety. The fire, which broke out this morning around 1:30 a.m. along the 405 Freeway near the Getty Center, has burned more than 500 acres and caused evacuations in the area including […]

Bob Iger Cites Black Panther As Evidence in Debate About Superheroes and Cinema

Bob Iger Cites "Black Panther" As Evidence in Debate About Superheroes and Cinema

In the wake of Martin Scorsese's opinion that superhero movies are "not cinema" and Francis Ford Coppola's amplification of the point calling them "despicable," Disney CEO Bob Iger has responded with at least one example of the power behind his company's blockbuster Marvel movies. His comments yesterday at a WSJ Tech Live event were featured in […]

Was That Merry from Lord of the Rings in the Star Wars Trailer

Was That Merry from "Lord of the Rings" in the "Star Wars" Trailer?

Eagle-eyed viewers have now had a couple of days to pore over the trailer for the final movie in the Skywalker saga, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance. People have identified a startling number of the bazillion ships in that mind-busting shot with the Millenium Falcon, a familiar VCX-100 that is almost certainly the Ghost from […]


Star Wars Rebels Ship The Ghost in Trailer for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance

"Star Wars Rebels" Ship The Ghost in Trailer for "Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance"

The Star Wars galaxy has become more interconnected since the acquisition of Lucasfilm by Disney. Characters from one part of the franchise appear frequently, making cameos that helps to weave a cohesive storyline among the movies, television, games, and books. Now that we have the final trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, another […]