Daily Podcast: The Ending of ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ (The Great Debate)

On the January 17, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film weekend editor Brad Oman and /Film managing editor Jacob Hall for a brand new segment of the podcast called The Great Debate (in this edition: the ending of Star Wars: The Last Jedi), and Peter files the /Film team’s first 2018 Sundance Film Festival update from an unlikely location. You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes, Google Play, Overcast and all the … [Read more...]

2018 Visual Effects Society Awards: ‘Blade Runner 2049’, ‘Planet of the Apes’, and More

Say what you will about 2017, but last year’s crop of movies was pretty damn good overall, and that high bar of quality is reflected in the nominees for the 16th annual VES Awards. Nearly 3,400 artists, producers, technologists, and entertainment industry workers narrowed down the movies that best represented outstanding achievements in visual effects, and Blade Runner 2049 and War for the Planet of the Apes ended up tying for the highest … [Read more...]

‘True Detective’ Season 3 Recruits ‘Batman v Superman’ Actor Scoot McNairy

The third season of HBO’s True Detective has added another solid character actor to its ranks. A new report says that Scoot McNairy, a modern “that guy” who you’ve likely seen in a dozen things over the past few years, has joined Oscar-winner Mahershala Ali, Selma star Carmen Ejogo, and e-cigarette salesman Stephen Dorff for the newest season of the divisive crime drama. Read more about the latest True Detective season 3 … [Read more...]

‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’, ‘Incredibles 2’, ‘Wreck-It Ralph 2,’ and More New Photos From Disney’s 2018 Films

Walt Disney Studios has unveiled a handful of new images from the studio’s slate of upcoming films, attaching new photos for films like Ant-Man and the Wasp, Black Panther, Wreck-It Ralph 2, and more in a press release. Take a closer look at all of the new photos below.Here’s the complete batch of Disney movie photos. I’ll run through in detail below (click to enlarge):First up are Mindy Kaling, Oprah Winfrey, and … [Read more...]

Taraji P. Henson and John Singleton Team Up For An Emmett Till Movie

All it takes is a cursory glance at the news to know America still has a long way to go in our ongoing reckoning with our country’s racial history. But one way to help heal the wounds of the past is to provide people with knowledge and perspective, and that’s exactly what producer/star Taraji P. Henson (Hidden Figures) and director John Singleton plan to do. The duo is uniting to make a biopic about Emmett Till, the 14-year-old boy … [Read more...]

New ‘Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge’ Images and Details Revealed in Trading Cards

We’re one year closer to the official opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Disney’s upcoming Star Wars theme park land that opens at Walt Disney World and Disneyland in 2019. And while we’ve seen some concept art for the park and some of its attractions already, there’s still plenty of information yet to be revealed. Now we have some new Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge images and a few other details courtesy of a batch … [Read more...]

Why Lucasfilm Decided to Dump the Expanded Universe Before Making ‘Star Wars’ Sequels

It’s been over a month since the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, so you’re all probably very familiar with the complaints about the movie by now. One of the most popular sounds something like this: “The Luke Skywalker I know would never act like that.” Basic translation: “I read a ton of novels featuring that character in which he behaves totally differently than he does in this movie.” Those novels … [Read more...]

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Season 2 Trailer: The Emmy-Winning Drama Returns This April

The Handmaid’s Tale continued its successful awards run at the Golden Globes last weekend, with the Hulu original series taking home trophies in two drama categories: Best Television Series, and Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Series for star Elisabeth Moss. Today, the streaming service has unveiled our first look at The Handmaid’s Tale season 2 with a brand new trailer, and they also confirmed the release date for the new … [Read more...]

Apple Orders New Sci-Fi Series ‘See’, From ‘I Am Legend’ Director Francis Lawrence

Apple is slowly but surely building up a nice little library of television shows. Now the company has added one more to its roster: a series called See, which is written by Eastern Promises and Taboo writer Steven Knight and will be directed by Francis Lawrence, the filmmaker behind I Am Legend and the Hunger Games sequels. Read more about the newest Apple sci-fi series below.Deadline reports that Apple has given a straight-to-series order to … [Read more...]

‘Little Bitches’ Trailer and Exclusive Clips: A Hardcore Hall Monitor and a Desperate Call for Beer

As we step further into 2018, it’s now dawning on me that we’re only a couple years away from looking back on the last ten years of filmmaking and assessing major industry trends that have happened over the past decade. And while I’ll hold most of those observations until then, one of the things I’ve noticed is that, after an influx of teen comedies about 20 years ago, entries in that genre seem to have largely dropped off … [Read more...]

‘You Were Never Really Here’ Trailer: Joaquin Phoenix Has His Own Particular Set of Skills

After a six year break from features, director Lynne Ramsay (We Need to Talk About Kevin) is back with You Were Never Really Here, a film that looks to be a cross between Taken and Taxi Driver. This violent drama debuted at last year’s Cannes Film Festival and earned high praise from those who caught it, and it’s easy to see why: this movie looks like it rules. Check out a new UK trailer for the film below.You Were Never Really Here … [Read more...]

‘John Wick’ TV Show Blasts Into Development at Starz

About a year ago, we learned that writer Derek Kolstad and director Chad Stahelski were having conversations about a potential John Wick TV series, and now a new report confirms that a Wick-inspired show is indeed in development at Starz. Which I guess means I’m going to have to get a Starz subscription. Here’s everything we know about the John Wick TV show so far.Entertainment Weekly brings the news that Starz has put into … [Read more...]

‘True Detective’ Season 3 Confirmed for 2019, ‘Deadwood’ Movie Might Shoot This Fall

I can’t think of a television show that’s experienced a drop in quality as drastic as the one that came between seasons one and two of HBO’s True Detective. But from what I can gather, the primary reason behind that plunge was because season two was rushed into production, and that certainly won’t be the case for True Detective season 3. HBO chief Casey Bloys just confirmed that the crime series will finally return to the … [Read more...]