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Alamo Drafthouse to host Intolerable film series in Charlottesville, VA

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, the theater company who's been known to host specialized screenings in the past, has plans to host a new event they're calling INTOLERABLE: REFLECTIONS OF BIGOTRY AND HATRED IN CINEMA. For the event, the Alamo Drafthouse will show a series of ten films that explore the opposing tension of discrimination and resistance through the lens of the...
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The UnPopular Opinion: Jurassic Park III

THE UNPOPULAR OPINION is an ongoing column featuring different takes on films that either the writer HATED, but that the majority of film fans LOVED, or that the writer LOVED, but that most others LOATHED. We're hoping this column will promote constructive and geek fueled discussion. Enjoy! ****SOME SPOILERS ENSUE**** In my opinion, there are two types of sequels:...
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Ava Duvernay teams with Netflix for Central Park Five limited drama series

SELMA director Ava Duvernay is partnering with Participant Media, Harpo Films and Tribeca Productions in bringing the infamous true story of the Central Park Five jogger case to Netflix, for a 2019 premiere. The dramatic series is set to be directed and written by Duvernay, who will strive to create a five-episode arc based on the true story of five teenagers, who, in 1989, were...
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Selma's Ava DuVernay to direct A Wrinkle in Time for Disney

Ava DuVernay is certainly making her way up in the cinematic world! From former publicist to having directed the Academy Award-winning film SELMA, DuVernay is now working with Disney and FROZEN writer Jennifer Lee to bring Madeleine LíEngle's novel, "A Wrinkle in Time," to life. The book, published back in 1963, follows a young girl, Meg Murry, whose scientist father has gone...
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Ava DuVernay being courted to helm A Wrinkle in Time & Intelligent Life

Deadline has learned that SELMA director Ava DuVernay is being wooed by Disney and Amblin to helm two different features. According to the site, the Mouse House has offered her A WRINKLE IN TIME, a big screen adaptation of the Madeleine L’Engle fantasy novel of the same name, and she's also in negotiations with Steven Spielberg 's production company to direct...
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HBO moves ahead with Bernie Madoff flick Wizard of Lies

After being in the works for four years over at HBO, the Bernie Madoff movie WIZARD OF LIES appears to finally be a go for the cable network. With Robert De Niro already attached to play the convicted financier who took down billions of dollars in a Ponzi scheme, Michelle Pfeiffer has now joined the cast to play Madoff's wife Ruth while Alessandro Nivola will be taking on the role of...
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Selma's Ava DuVernay says she's down for directing a Marvel movie

You can add another filmmaker to the list of directors who are up for helming a Marvel movie; SELMA's Ava DuVernay recently told HitFix she is open to directing a movie for the studio. DuVernay says she's not that familiar with Marvel's comics or their superheroes ( "That would probably be the first step, figuring out what they got over there." ) but said if...
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Selma's Ava DuVernay and David Oyelowo set to tackle hurricane Katrina film

You may have heard of a little picture called SELMA that's been snowballing into a media frenzy since it hit theaters in limited release. At the very least, you're probably aware that it has earned itself no less than a Best Picture nomination in this year's Academy Awards. You can check out our review of the film here , but it goes without saying that the relatively new...
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Spike Lee has some choice words on this year's Oscar snubs

A lot has been made of this year's nominations for the Academy Awards with several citing an out of touch voting panel and a near whitewashing of the acting and directing categories. Specifically, the lack of nominations for David Oyelowo and director Ava DuVernay seemes to have pissed a lot of people off. So, naturally, we are going to hear about it from everybody from...
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Review: Selma

PLOT: The true story of Dr. Martin Luther King ( David Oyelowo ) and his involvement in the landmark civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery. REVIEWS: Some movies canít help but be timely and man, is SELMA ever timely. Watching SELMA, itís tempting to look back in disgust at the terrible injustices that African-Americans in the South had to deal with just fifty...
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The Martin Luther King Jr. biopic Selma gets a Christmas day release

Looking to draw attention during this year's awards season, Paramount has set a Christmas Day release for the Martin Luther King Jr. biopic SELMA that's being directed by Ava DuVernay. The drama will be led by David Oyelowo who will play the civil rights icon. Oyelowo is no stranger to films based on factual events having starred in THE BUTLER , LINCOLN , RED TAILS , and...
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Winners Announced! Giveaway: Win a copy of American Hustle on Blu-ray!

Winners Announced! We had a lot of entries for this one and have narrowed down five randomly selected winners! Here's the list: Matthew Bolin, Andrew Kennedy, Sarah Schofield, Mark Reilly, and Carlos Reyes . Congrats, guys! E-mails have been sent to each winner and you will have 48 hours to claim your blu-ray or forfeit the prize. Thanks to everyone who entered...
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