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Netflix Lands The Three-Body Problem Trilogy Creative Team Revealed

Netflix Lands The Three-Body Problem Trilogy; Creative Team Revealed

Weiss (Game of Thrones), and Alexander Woo (The Terror: Infamy, True Blood), with Rian Johnson and producing partner Ram Bergman (Looper, Knives Out, Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi) serving as executive producers- with all five billed by the streaming service as "fierce advocates for the source material."[caption id="attachment_1260290" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Netflix will[...]

Pokémon GO Livestream &#038 Team Lounges Announced For GO Fest 2020

Pokémon GO Livestream & Team Lounges Announced For GO Fest 2020

After building hype with a Rian Johnson-directed trailer for GO Fest 2020, Niantic announced a series of plans to enrich the event, including print-at-home merch to replace what would have been available at the original location, worldwide in-game research that allows players to work toward unlocking special spawns at GO Fest, and even a collaboration[...]

Chris Evans and Scott Derrickson Making Thriller Bermuda Together

Chris Evans and Scott Derrickson Making Thriller 'Bermuda' Together

Chris Evans is coming off finishing his run as Captain America in the MCU and a memorable turn in the Rian Johnson hit Knives Out last fall The film will be produced by Skydance Derrickson and his writing partner C Robert Cargill will write the script The film will center around, you guessed it, the[...]

Knives Out: Rian Johnson Explains How Bond Delay Led to Daniel Craig Starring

"Knives Out": Rian Johnson Explains How "Bond" Delay Led to Daniel Craig Starring

Rian Johnson had an all-star cast, but no specific idea on who to play the lead, Benoit Blanc He spoke with The Hollywood Reporter how the film came together and how a stroke of luck landed him Daniel Craig When Johnson wrote the script, he didn’t have anyone specific in mind.[caption id="attachment_1165151" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Editorial[...]

Knives Out: Rian Johnson Says Future Benoit Blanc Films Will Have Similar Format

"Knives Out": Rian Johnson Says Future Benoit Blanc Films Will Have Similar Format

One of the biggest hits of 2019 was Rian Johnson’s whodunit Knives Out With its enormous box office success at $304 million globally, there is already discussion about the next film as an unexpected franchise with Daniel Craig’s Benoit Blanc in a sequel Little details were provided in the film, but Johnson doesn’t want his[...]

Knives Out 2 &#8212 I Dont Want Another Benoit Blanc Movie [OPINION]

Knives Out 2?!?!? — I Don't Want Another Benoit Blanc Movie [OPINION]

It was my #1 movie of 2019 and Rian Johnson also directed one of my favorite time travel movies (Looper) and one of my favorite Star Wars movies (die mad about it, haters).I'm also a huge fan of Daniel Craig I'm so all-in on Bond I'm binge-ing and reviewing all of them for you before[...]

Knives Out Sequel Developing Lionsgate Confirms

"Knives Out" Sequel Developing, Lionsgate Confirms

Two top executives at Lionsgate confirmed a sequel to Rian Johnson’s popular murder-mystery Knives Out (2019) is in the works CEO Jon Feltheimer and Motion Picture Group Chairman Joe Drake confirmed in a February 6th conference call for its production The film garnered a Best Original Screenplay Oscar nomination for the Johnson, and multiple Golden[...]


Is Star Wars Worth the Headache for Directors Anymore [OPINION]

Is "Star Wars" Worth the Headache for Directors Anymore [OPINION]

Rian Johnson’s Last Jedi (2016) earned a certified fresh rating from critics at 91 percent while audiences scored an average of 43 percent The Rise of Skywalker from J J Abrams saw the trend almost reverse with 57 percent of critics holding favorable reviews while 86 percent of audiences approved.Star Wars fans become an enigma[...]

What if I Hate The Rise of Skywalker: Episode III: A New Hope

What if I Hate The Rise of Skywalker: Episode III: A New Hope

Last week I started getting worried about Star Wars and, specifically, JJ Abrams and the direction of The Rise of Skywalker. This led me down a dark path, but one which I hope I have emerged from, like the cave on Ahch-To or Dagobah, with greater wisdom and perspective. This is my journey: https://giphy.com/gifs/from-thrones-vii-SQn3lWVexWbW8 WAR! […]

What if I Hate The Rise of Skywalker Episode II: Attack of the Tweets [OPINION]

What if I Hate The Rise of Skywalker? Episode II: Attack of the Tweets [OPINION]

Last week I started getting worried about Star Wars and, specifically, JJ Abrams and the direction of The Rise of Skywalker. This led me down a dark path, but one which I hope I have emerged from, like the cave on Ahch-To or Dagobah, with greater wisdom and perspective. This is my journey: https://giphy.com/gifs/from-thrones-vii-SQn3lWVexWbW8 Star […]

What if I Hate the Next Star Wars Movie Episode I: The Fandom Menace [OPINION]

What if I Hate the Next Star Wars Movie? Episode I: The Fandom Menace [OPINION]

I love Rian Johnson and think he has one of the best track records of any filmmaker working today (Knives Out is spectacular and you should really go see it.) I also really like JJ Abrams and his workmanlike ability to synthesize Spielberg, Lucas, and all the other filmmakers I love into substantive popcorn flicks,[...]

Knives Out: Chris Evans Promo Sweaters Are a Real Great Idea

'Knives Out': Chris Evans Promo Sweaters Are a Real, Great Idea

Knives Out is a surprise hit of the holiday movie season. In the film, Captain America himself Chris Evans gets to show a few sides of him we haven't seen in awhile (Don't worry, no spoilers here). To those who have seen the film however, one part in particular has people swooning from coast to […]


Knives Out is the Most Rian Johnson of Rian Johnson Murder Mysteries

"Knives Out" is the Most Rian Johnson of Rian Johnson Murder Mysteries

It’s Rian Johnson doing an update on the Agatha Christie movies that featured all-star casts that were a regular thing in the 1970s and early 1980s.[caption id="attachment_1093309" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Knives Out: Daniel Craig as Benoit Blanc Image courtesy Lionsgate[/caption]On the surface, the movie is about who killed a famous mystery author[...]

Weekend Box Office: Frozen 2 Rules Thanksgiving While Knives Out Shines

Weekend Box Office: 'Frozen 2' Rules Thanksgiving, While 'Knives Out' Shines

The Rian Johnson directed murder mystery snagged $41.7 million Wednesday-Sunday It also took in $28.3 million overseas, bringing its global total to $70 million Not bad for a live-action, made-for-adults film these days Mid-range pics like this always feel like they are facing an uphill battle, but when you get a strong cast and excellent[...]

The Mandalorian Tell Us What Exactly About Star Wars Storytelling

"The Mandalorian" Tell Us What Exactly About "Star Wars" Storytelling?

It’s the same feeling across the different movies and TV shows, from Clone Wars to Solo: A Star Wars Story to Rogue One to Rebels to Resistance.When Rian Johnson experimented with deconstructing and subverting the tropes and expectations in The Last Jedi, fan outrage screamed across the internet That was the most telling reveal of[...]

Knives Out Soundtrack is the Mondo Music Release of the Week

Knives Out Soundtrack is the Mondo Music Release of the Week

This week sees the release of the Nathan Johnson soundtrack for Rian Johnson's Knives Out![caption id="attachment_1124934" align="aligncenter" width="600"] KNIVES OUT - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack 2XLP Original Score Composed and Produced by Nathan Johnson Layout and Design by Jay Shaw Pressed on 2x 180 Gram Black Vinyl Housed in a die-cut gatefold jacket, containing one[...]


11 New Character Descriptions and Posters for Rian Johnsons Knives Out

11 New Character Descriptions and Posters for Rian Johnson's "Knives Out"

After getting rave reviews at their TIFF premiere last weekend director Rian Johnson took to his official Twitter account to share eleven new character posters and descriptions for the upcoming movie All of the posters are channeling that old school Agatha Christie look.Benoit Blanc, a gentleman sleuth of great renown Summoned to this nest of[...]