Seth Rogen Comedy ‘Flarsky’ Casts Andy Serkis as a Human Male

Andy Serkis has built his career on stellar performance-capture work in memorable movies like The Lord of the Rings trilogy and the new Planet of the Apes movies, and now he’s been cast in one of his most challenging roles yet: a human male. Serkis, who has obviously played humans before in movies like The Prestige and Avengers: Age of Ultron, has been added to the cast of a major Hollywood comedy: a Seth Rogen-starrer for Lionsgate called … [Read more...]

’12 Strong’ Trailer: Chris Hemsworth Rides Into Battle Against the Taliban

In the 12 Strong trailer, one of the things the soldiers carries into the hunt for the Taliban is a piece of rubble from the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. “This is from the towers. You carry that with you,” William Fichtner’s Colonel Mulholland solemnly declares as he hands the small piece to Chris Hemsworth‘s Captain Mitch Nelson. And with that, Nelson and his U.S. Special Forces team are given “a reason why” … [Read more...]

Peter Cullen on ‘Transformers: Titans Return’ and Taking Ownership of Optimus Prime [Interview]

Voice actor Peter Cullen has been playing Optimus Prime, the righteous leader of the Autobots, for over 30 years. After originating the character in 1984 with the original Transformers animated series, he has returned him countless times in the decades since, playing Optimus in TV shows, video games, and even Michael Bay’s live-action movies. While he’s played plenty of other characters over the years, Cullen is forever tied to this … [Read more...]

Rashida Jones Clarifies Her ‘Toy Story 4’ Departure Amid John Lasseter Misconduct Allegations

In the fallout from John Lasseter‘s announcement that he is stepping down from Pixar amid allegations of sexual misconduct, Rashida Jones has clarified the reason for her departure from the writing team of Toy Story 4. The Hollywood Reporter article that initially revealed the allegations of Lasseter’s alleged sexual harassment of female employees claimed that the reason that Jones and her writing partner, Will McCormack, left the … [Read more...]

‘The Emoji Movie’ Honest Trailer: It’s Like Taco Bell Through a Human Centipede

When it comes to Honest Trailers, there are plenty of jokes made at the expense of the movies, even those that are largely considered to be great. But these movie mocking videos are the most fun when the movie at the center of the Honest Trailer is downright terrible. That’s why we’re happy to see The Emoji Movie Honest Trailer. Described as “Taco Bell through a human centipede” right out of the gate, The Emoji Movie … [Read more...]

The Morning Watch: The Science of ‘Thor: Ragnarok’, ‘Pitch Perfect 3’ Music Video & More

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this edition, take a closer look at Thor: Ragnarok through a scientific lens in an effort to explain any of the sci-fi comic book elements realistically. Plus, the Bellas … [Read more...]

Superhero Bits: Doomsday Clock Reviews, What’s Up with Mother Boxes & More

What’s surprising about the ending Hellboy receives after winning Injustice 2? Was Denzel Washington ever actually up for the role of Lex Luthor in the DCEU? What DC character would Agents of SHIELD star Ming-Na Wen like to play? Which Justice League crew members want to see Zack Snyder‘s cut of the movie? Will Aquaman‘s dialogue take place in air bubbles like in Justice League? All that and more in this edition of Superhero … [Read more...]

Daily Podcast: John Lasseter Allegations, Tarantino, Fox, Justice League, VR & More

On the November 21, 2017 episode of /Film Daily, Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film senior writer Ben Pearson and writer Chris Evangelista to discuss the latest news, including a Murder on the Orient Express sequel, Justice League’s projected losses, Paramount’s VR movie theater, the first plot details for Quentin Tarantino’s next movie, more studios in talks to buy Fox and what they might mean for the X-Men universe, and Disney/Pixar head John … [Read more...]

‘Gunpowder’ Trailer: Kit Harington Leads the Guy Fawkes Drama

The story of Guy Fawkes is about to get the sexy melodrama treatment, folks. Kit Harington stars in Gunpowder, a gritty new drama based upon the famous Gunpowder plot of 1605, wherein Guy Fawkes and a group of English Catholics planned to blow up the House of Lords and kill King James I. The Gunpowder trailer give us a look at this new, dirt-caked drama in all its Game of Thrones-ish glory.Kit Harington is jumping from Game of Thrones … [Read more...]

‘Olaf’s Frozen Adventure’ Music Video Released; Could This Be The New “Let It Go”?

When Frozen was released in 2013, it became a smash hit on a scale that caught Walt Disney Animation by surprise. Part of the reason for its success was the movie’s soundtrack, which was full of catchy and memorable songs – chief among them being “Let It Go,” the movie’s most show-stopping musical number. It remains to be seen whether the upcoming Frozen 2 will produce a song that’s on that same level, but … [Read more...]

‘Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool’ Trailer: Annette Bening Plays Gloria Grahame in This Hollywood Story

Hollywood loves stories about old Hollywood, and now a veteran actress is getting a chance to shine in a true tale about an aging movie star. Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool tells the story of the romance between British actor Peter Turner (Jamie Bell) and Oscar-winning actress Gloria Grahame, played here by Annette Bening. While Grahame won a trophy for her work in The Bad and the Beautiful, could this be Bening’s chance to take … [Read more...]

/Filmcast Ep. 442 – Justice League

Devindra and Jeff form a league of their own with Slashfilm’s Karen Han to review Justice League. They also chat about Mudbound, The Punisher and the continued downfall of the patriarchy. You can always e-mail us at slashfilmcast(AT)gmail(DOT)com, or call and leave a voicemail at 781-583-1993. Also, like us on Facebook!Download or Play Now in your Browser: Subscribe to the /Filmcast: SHOWNOTESIntroWhat We’ve Been Watching … [Read more...]

Fork Yes: ‘The Good Place’ Season 3 is Happening

Maybe this isn’t such a Bad Place after all. Because someone must be looking out for us for Mike Schur‘s high-concept comedy The Good Place to be renewed for season 3. Starring Kristen Bell and Ted Danson, the wacky half-hour series is easily one of the best comedy shows on TV right now, tackling existential angst with a screwball sensibility — and it’s only upped its game in season 2 after the first season presented an … [Read more...]