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Top 10 Filmmakers You Should Know

Every year, a new crop of young directing talent breaks out from the independent scene and hits it big. We are all familiar with names like Ava Duvernay, Rian Johnson, Colin Trevorrow, Josh Trank, Ryan Coogler, and J.C. Chandor, but who will be the next big name helming motion pictures we laud and cannot stop talking about? Here is our ranking of the ten directors on the brink of hitting it...
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Review: Midnight Special

PLOT : A man and his young son - who possesses special powers - are on the run from those who may seek to take advantage of the boy and his gifts. REVIEW : There is a quiet intensity in the new film from writer/director Jeff Nichols. You could easily simplify it and call it a car chase film, but really, there is so much more. It is a brilliantly executed examination of a father...
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Interview: Midnight Special's Michael Shannon, Kirsten Dunst & Joel Edgerton

Not unlike last week's 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE , Jeff Nichols ' MIDNIGHT SPECIAL is a sci-fi movie sure to divide many genre fans. Some will see it as lacking in big, splashy action sequences and/or scares, while others will dig its methodical pace and focus on character over spectacle. It's certainly not your typical studio fare (Warner Bros. will release on March 18th before expanding...
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The Good, The Bad & The Badass: Michael Shannon

Last week , we took a look at the career legendary character actor George Kennedy . This week's subject is more contemporary character actor and one of the brightest talents of his generation... Michael Shannon I've been covering films on for about eight years now. One of the careers I've been most excited to see rise in that time is that...
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Rosamund Pike joins Christian Bale in Scott Cooper-directed western Hostiles

Deadline has learned that the lovely Miss Rosamund Pike (GONE GIRL, THE WORLD'S END) will star opposite Christian Bale in HOSTILES, a planned western from Bale's OUT OF THE FURNACE director Scott Cooper . The 1892-set epic will follow "a legendary Army captain (Bale) who agrees to escort a dying Cheyenne war chief and his family back to tribal lands."...
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Christian Bale and Scott Cooper working together again for Hostiles

The last time Christian Bale and director Scott Cooper got together, they made the underrated OUT OF THE FURNACE. Now that they've elected to team up once more, they appear to be heading out west. Bale and Cooper will be working on a new film entitled HOSTILES. The pair will be going back to 1892 with Bale set to play a legdnary Army captain who reluctantly agrees to provide safe...
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You have no idea what you're dealing with in new Midnight Special trailer

When Jeff Nichols makes a movie, it immediately has my attention. Following in the strong footsteps of both TAKE SHELTER and MUD, Nichols' latest - MIDNIGHT SPECIAL - tells the story of a young boy with unique powers that could change the world forever and his father who will do everything he can to protect his son. When you have an individual of such mysterious capabilities...
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Blinding 1st trailer for Jeff Nichols' Midnight Special with Michael Shannon

Fans of director Jeff Nichols ' previous efforts (TAKE SHELTER & MUD), get ready to be happy. The first trailer for his latest flick, MIDNIGHT SPECIAL, has arrived. Starring Nichols' go-to-guy Michael Shannon as a father on the run to protect his "gifted" son, this one has got a sci-fi/supernatural vibe, mixed with the familial ties that are typically found in...
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Nicholas Sparks' The Notebook to be retold as a television series on The CW

If you thought it would be tough to sit through another date night rewatching THE NOTEBOOK with your significant other, how about twelve times the time commitment? Entertainment Weekly has learned that The CW is developing a remake of the Nicholas Sparks novel turned seminal romantic film. The series, if greenlit, will be written by Todd Graff and produced by Sparks himself. There...
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The Good, The Bad and The Badass: Don Johnson

Last week , we took at look at the career of action-star Jason Statham . This week's actor is veteran action hero who – on the small screen – played one of the coolest cops of all time and has remained an enduring Hollywood badass... Don Johnson I've been a fan of Don Johnson 's ever since seeing re-reruns of Miami Vice on Spike TV in...
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Netflix renews family drama Bloodline for a second season

From the sound of it we're going to be plenty happy when Daredevil hits Netflix on April 10th (you can check out our review of the first episode here ), but if you need something to tide you over until then, you might be interested in the Netflix original series Bloodline. The story follows that of a family of adult siblings who find that their past secrets and scars are revealed...
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Good people do bad things in the first trailer for Netflix series Bloodline

First, HBO was the premier network for high caliber television series. Then, AMC and FX showed up and upped the ante by bringing that quality to basic cable. Now, upstarts like Netflix and Amazon have changed the game. With HOUSE OF CARDS and ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK amongst the most highly acclaimed series on the air, Netflix looks to try and make that happen again with their new series...
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