The director of 'IT' shares his approach to distilling the 1000+ page novel into a 2-hour movie, and updates on the sequel.
Netflix has come a long way since the days when it sounded like a dog food. Today, Netflix has turned 100 million of us into dogs, all over the world. Under the guidance of Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos and co-founder and CEO Reed Hastings, Netflix jetted past that number of subscribers earlier this year.
Oscar season is officially on our doorstep as the 74th annual Venice Film Festival is set to take flight a week from today with the world premiere of Alexander Payne’s “Downsizing.” Recent contenders like “Birdman,” “Spotlight,” and “La La Land” have begun their journeys on the Lido before taking the season by storm. Commencing in... Read more »
The DC Extended Universe is expanding in a slightly unexpected direction with the news that an origin movie is in the works for The Joker, arch-nemesis of Batman and arguably just as iconic a figure in the DC pantheon. However, it is already confirmed that director Todd Phillips’ as yet untitled film will not star Jared Leto (whose take on the character in 2016’s ‘Suicide Squad’ proved divisive), and will instead recast with a younger actor to portray the Clown Prince of Crime in his earliest days. The big question is, who should play the young Joker in this DCEU prequel? Here are our top ten suggestions. Read More: Death Note remake director gets “death threats” Terminator 2’s Robert Patrick wants to play the T-1000 again Gwyneth Paltrow confirmed for Avengers: Infinity War
A lot of nominations for this one, but surprisingly few of them were single shots, which was my stipulation. The Sound of Music, for example, opens with a series of aerial shots of mountains cut together, culminating in the swoop down to Julie Andrews on the hillside, which cuts in turn to a mid-shot as she twirls. I’ve linked to YouTube clips from each title. In chronological order, then...
From “Children of Men” to the opening scene of “La La Land,” so-called oners are all the rage these days, as directors design scenes (or entire movies, a la “Birdman”) to look as if they were filmed in one continuous take. But surely none has been more complicated than the nearly 10-minute, “single-shot” action scene in... Read more »
“The Big Sick,” the indie-crossover hit of the summer, is the sharpest, funniest, and most touching romantic comedy in a long time, and that should be a shot in the arm for romantic comedies everywhere. Except for one small detail: There aren’t any! They’ve all disappeared! Gone to that great big DVD player in the... Read more »
Luc Besson's ambitious comic book movie invites comparisons with Disney's 2012 flop - but is this necessarily a bad thing?