With all the talk about the movie subscription service being bought by Helios and Matheson Analytics and the subsequent lowering of its monthly rate to $9.99, an actual user of the service shares some thoughts on how MoviePass could save the lagging box office.
The rising star said Ed Harris gave him some great acting advice at the Sundance labs, and that he’d love to work with The Lunchbox director Ritesh Batra.
“While the scripted versions of the behind-the-scenes world of entertainment can be insightful, it now feels like these kinds of projects are everywhere, to the point where even those of us who enjoy this kind of self-examination are throwing up our hands and wondering if it has all become overkill,” writes Neil Turitz.
Season 7, Episode 6 – More epic-ness. Game of Thrones brought intense action and interesting plot twists this week that lead us perfectly into next week’s sure to be stunning season finale.
Season 5, Episode 1 – The final season of Episodes kicked off with a laugh filled half hour but one that did little in the way of setting up plot for this season, mostly catching us up on where we left the cast.
Season 1, Episode 5-8 – The back half of The Defenders employs a few slick narrative twists to keep things interesting while our four heroes continue to negotiate their relationship to each other. With more background on the Hand and the discovery of their ultimate goal, the story keeps a swift pace into a finale that’s ultimately just okay.
With the success of last year’s horror comedy, the Atlanta mogul and multi-hyphenate returns with a sequel, which Lionsgate will release on October 20.
Season 4, Episodes 1-2 – Halt and Catch Fire picks up three years after the contentious group meeting that resulted in Gordon, Cameron, and Joe splintering off on their own and coming together to develop one of the first web browsers. Things haven’t turned out like anyone planned, but a huge reconciliation may be in the works for season 4.
Has the director and co-creator of the Saw, Insidious and The Conjuring horror franchises found a sure-fire formula for success or is it just plain luck?
Season 1, Episode 4 – In the latest episode of Room 104, co-creator Mark Duplass pens an episode for his brother Jay, as the latter brother plays a man still grappling with the death of his best friend, 20 years before.
One of the lower-key releases this weekend (and currently only playing at New York’s Film Forum for a week) is this debut feature by a South African filmmaker who explores how much tougher it is being gay in an African tribal setting than it might be anywhere else.
With Friday box office estimates in, it’s looking very good that the Samuel L. Jackson, Ryan Reynolds action-comedy will win the weekend by a decent margin over last week’s Annabelle: Creation. Soderbergh’s Logan Lucky is fighting for third against Nolan’s unstoppable Dunkirk.
Season 1, Episode 1-4 – The Defenders takes its time getting Marvel’s four Netflix title characters together, allowing them to organically team-up through various alliances and environmental factors. The story’s pacing combines with the visual beauty of the series to create an appropriately thematic experience from start to finish that gives every character their own space to flourish.
Gemma Chan has joined Margot Robbie and Saorsie Ronan in Mary Queen of Scots. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.
The city needs a hero, but don’t depend on Larry David, in the first trailer for Season 9 of HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm.
Michael Rowe, who plays Deadshot on the CW’s Arrow, stars in the indie crime drama alongside Matt Wells, Natalie Brown, Robert Joy, Andy Jones, Ben Cotton, Sofia Wells and veteran actor Stephen McHattie (Orphan Black).
The award-winning writer of Tinker Taylor Soldier Spy and Wolf Hall will adapt Sarah Lotz’s trilogy for The Three , while the creator of Ripper Street will write The Serpent about notorious French serial killer Charles Sobhraj.
The samurai poet of Hollywood Elsewhere joins me to discuss the box office prospects of Stephen King’s It and the merits of Richard Rushfield’s industry newsletter The Ankler.
A round up of this week’s Film and TV industry jobs! Wayfarer Entertainment, ICM Partners, Unfold, and more are looking for new hires!
A round-up of this week’s Film and TV industry internships. Mojo Films, Veiwpoint, Weed Road, and many more are all looking for interns!
By now, Steven Soderbergh has to be considered heist film royalty, and it’s clear from the moment this film starts that he is one of the very best filmmakers at this particular type of thing,” writes Drew McWeeny.
Keep up with what’s happening in the industry with the inside information on who’s getting hired, promoted, and let go. Following Broad Green’s production division shut down and laying off staff, former exec Jeremy Fuchs has joined STX Entertainment.
The filmmaker’s fourth movie continues to explore the themes established in his earlier films Felon and Snitch, with Game of Thrones star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau playing a family man who is sent to prison for a deadly DUI and is transformed by his time behind bars.
The box office was down considerably from last year, but there were a couple true standouts, including Warner Bros.’ Wonder Woman, which grossed more than $400 million in North America alone to take the summer crown.
“I think what Netflix has done so brilliantly is that they’ve expanded out their audience, so it became an unexpected place to find Marvel,” Jeph Loeb told Tracking Board of the early days of putting Daredevil and his cohorts on the streaming platform for the first time.
Season 1, Episode 3 – James Van der Beek carries the episode, with the rest of the cast largely unseen, as Diplo receives a curse that is equal to his own ego.
Motion picture production company is looking for a Junior Attorney for the head of business and legal. A minimum of three solid years of related experience required.
SVP of Development for a major television studio is looking for an Executive Assistant with at least one year of desk experience at an agency or management company.
Executive producer, actor, and director Justin Baldoni is looking for an Assistant to join the team at his production company Wayfarer Entertainment.