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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...

Awfully Good: A Sound of Thunder + Big Top Pee-Wee (Video)

While Michael Bay makes time travel awesome in PROJECT ALMANAC, we look at one of the worst movie ever made on the subject… A Sound of Thunder (2005) Director: Peter Hyams Stars: Edward Burns, Ben Kingsley, Catherine McCormack Time traveling tourists accidentally alter the past, causing a chain reaction that turns their reality in to...

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...

24 pieces of awesome filmmaking & life advice from director Werner Herzog

Werner Herzog is one quirky dude, but I love the German filmmaker. How many other Oscar-nominated directors have also starred in a Tom Cruise action flick (JACK REACHER), voiced characters on animated TV series ( The Boondocks , Metalocalypse ), and guest appeared on a hit sitcom ( Parks and Recreation )? The back of the recent Paul Cronin book Werner Herzog - A Guide for...

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...

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...

Top 10 Favorite Performances of 2014!

This has been a marvelous year for movies, and hence, a marvelous year for actors. I've not been able to see every movie released in 2014, but I sure have seen a lot of them, so I wanted to just give a brief tribute to the many terrific performances dished out this year by some of the finest thespians working today. This isn't a definitive list (which is why it's not labeled "Best...

The Butler's Lee Daniels turns his head towards horror with Demon House

When it comes to Lee Daniels (THE BUTLER, PRECIOUS), all talk has pointed towards a Richard Pryor biopic starring Mike Epps . However it looks as if Daniels is also itching to dive into the horror genre with a tale about demonic possession dubbed DEMON HOUSE. The story is based on the real-life Latoya Ammons, in which her and her family claimed to have been under the attack and...

Jack Reacher author says Christopher McQuarrie won't be back for next movie

Paramount is moving forward with another JACK REACHER movie, but author Lee Child recently told Empire they'll be doing NEVER GO BACK without director Christopher McQuarrie . McQuarrie is going to be in post-production on Mission: Impossible 5. He just physically can’t do it. It’s going to be a new backroom crew, which I think is good. I thought the...

The Good, the Bad & the Badass: Gary Oldman

Last week, we took a look at the career of Aussie actor Eric Bana , who first made a splash playing one of the screen's great psychopaths in CHOPPER. This week's guy knows a thing or two about that.... Gary Oldman     OK, so Gary Oldman got himself into a bit of trouble a few weeks ago by going off-the-cuff in his Playboy...

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...

Spielberg's next Robopocalypse? Also wants to direct Edgardo Mortara drama

Steven Spielberg has a few different projects he would like to direct, and now you can add another to the list. Variety is reporting Spielberg will re-team with his LINCOLN and MUNICH screenwriter Tony Kushner for a religious drama called THE KIDNAPPING OF EDGARDO MORTARA. The film will be based on David Kertzer's nonfiction novel, which is about an Italian Jew who was...
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