Kate Winslet to reunite with James Cameron for the Avatar sequels 

James Cameron is seriously ramping up production of the Avatar sequels, with 21st Century Fox depositing a huge check in his Avatar checking account and a bunch of young people signing on for major roles, and now he has welcomed one of his old Titanic stars to the Avatar-verse. According to Deadline, Kate Winslet has…

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Jenny Slate joins Tom Hardy's Venom movie

According to Variety, Jenny Slate is “in negotiations” to join director Ruben Fleischer’s Venom, the Spider-Man spin-off that probably won’t have any actual Spider-Men in it. Assuming it all works out, Slate will be playing “a scientist,” which probably means she won’t get a chance to bond with the eponymous Venom…

Another woman has accused Roman Polanski of raping her as a teenager

According to The New York Times, a 61-year-old German actress named Renate Langer has accused director Roman Polanski of raping her when she was a teenager in 1972. Langer has reported what happened to the police in Switzerland, but at this point it’s unclear if they’ll be able to pursue this as a criminal complaint.…

Lucky Jared Leto claims he's never actually seen Suicide Squad

Last year, Jared Leto seemed very disappointed to discover that some of his “best” work as the Joker was cut out of Suicide Squad, but in a recent interview with Syfy, he has revealed that he’s never actually seen the movie. However, unlike some of us, he didn’t choose not to see the movie because it looked dumb or…

The Death And Life Of Marsha P. Johnson is more than just another true-crime documentary

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In the earliest days of the gay rights movement, the sight of a man wearing a dress was one of the most visible and shocking symbols of queerness. It’s what a lot of sheltered Americans thought of as “gay”—a man who wanted to live as a woman—and it’s what many of them mocked and feared. Political activism and popular…

Vince Vaughn finds his inner Lee Marvin in the terrific slow burn pulp thriller Brawl In Cell Block 99

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Exploitation films tend to be notable for their brevity, whether due to budget constraints (especially back in the celluloid era) or simply an admirable desire to get to the disreputable stuff without delay. S. Craig Zahler, however, is in no damn hurry. There’s horrific gore aplenty in his feature debut, Bone Tomahawk

Warner Bros. cancels Blade Runner 2049 red carpet after Las Vegas shooting

Earlier today, Open Road Films announced that it would be canceling the Las Vegas premiere of Marshall, the Chadwick Boseman-starring Thurgood Marshall biopic, in the wake of the city’s recent mass shooting. Now, Warner Bros. is doing the same for this week’s Blade Runner 2049 premiere event in Hollywood, with the…

Luc Besson is working on a sequel to Lucy

Director Luc Besson’s Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets failed to become the next great sci-fi film franchise (and nobody really should’ve expected that to happen), but his film studio EuropaCorp isn’t going to just pack up and quit. Instead, Variety is reporting that the studio is planing to “scale back its…

A plane crash becomes a blind date from hell in the mawkish and clumsy The Mountain Between Us

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In The Mountain Between Us, an adaptation of a romance novel by Charles Martin, a charter plane crash strands a risk-taking American photographer (Kate Winslet) and a prickly English surgeon (Idris Elba) on a solemnly scenic snowy mountainside in the Rockies. Danger, the stock-in-trade of survival stories, ends up a…

Navigating risk: Why I wasn’t ready to give up on Fantastic Fest

There’s a bit of internet folk wisdom, frequently (and incorrectly) attributed to Margaret Atwood, which reads, “Men are afraid women will laugh at them. Women are afraid that men will kill them.” Unverifiable or not, that’s a terrifying reality to live with. But it must be lived with, and it must be processed in one…

Lucifer showrunner Joe Henderson is rebooting Flight Of The Navigator 

According to Variety, the long-in-the-works remake of 1986 sci-fi movie Flight Of The Navigator is moving forward with Lucifer showrunner Joe Henderson now writing the script. Back in 2012, a pre-Jurassic World Colin Trevorrow was tapped to helm the remake, but his career has gone through some twists and turns since…

It’s biblically wrong to text and drive in A Question Of Faith

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Most Pure Flix productions—the flagship God’s Not Dead films, The Case For Christ, I’m Not Ashamed—stick to a fundamentalist emphasis on the importance of testifying to faith in every possible arena, with a healthy dose of persecution paranoia for garnish. The comparatively innocuous A Question Of Faith is a…

Blade Runner 2049 creates gorgeously languid spectacle from our memories of a classic

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Blade Runner 2049 begins on a farm in broad daylight. It’s what you would call a dramatic change of scenery. Before now—which is to say, for the decades it took Hollywood to get this long-awaited sequel off the ground—Blade Runner was basically synonymous with nighttime and the city. Though set in a sleek, bleak…

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Flatliners shouldn’t have bothered coming back from the dead

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Back in 1990, Flatliners made a bit of a splash (grossing the equivalent of $114 million today) largely due to historical accident: It happened to be audiences’ first opportunity to see Julia Roberts after Pretty Woman made her an instant superstar. As psychological horror, the movie didn’t quite work, squandering a…

Robert Englund dreams of making Kevin Bacon the new Freddy Krueger

Robert Englund, Freddy Krueger himself, wasn’t a big fan of the 2010 Nightmare On Elm Street remake, but he has one specific idea for how a second remake attempt might be able to improve things. As reported by Cinema Blend, Englund would really like to see Kevin Bacon take over the Freddy Krueger role, and he’s even…

Liam Neeson now says he'll do action movies "until they bury me in the ground"

A little more than two weeks ago, Liam Neeson’s life turned into the beginning of the first act of a Liam Neeson movie when he announced that he was retiring from making action movies. Now, his life has turned into the end of the first act of a Liam Neeson movie with the announcement that he’s pulling out of…

Morgan Spurlock on all the horrible things we do to chickens

Morgan Spurlock’s new documentary Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken, the sequel to his Academy Award-nominated 2004 feature, explores a fast food industry in transition. After anti-obesity advocates exposed the industry, restaurants we’re forced to respond to public and legislative pressure by changing their harmful…

James Cameron shares more thoughts on Wonder Woman and feminism

Back in August, James Cameron thought it would be a good idea—or at least a medium idea—to publicly go against the grain and declare that Wonder Woman was “a step backwards” for women in movies. He believed that the film’s positive reception was just “self-congratulatory back-patting” from “male Hollywood,” and he…