Anthony Mackie And Samuel L. Jackson Stick It To The Man In ‘The Banker’ Trailer

“The Man” can be racism, inequality, or whatever holds us back in general, and The Banker sheds a light on the audacious exploits of businessmen Bernard Garrett (Anthony Mackie) and Joe Morris (Samuel L. Jackson) in the 1960s. The true story, which reunities Mackie with The Adjustment Bureau filmmaker George Nolfi, is headed to theaters next month.

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‘Midsommar’ Celebration Continues With ‘Bear In A Cage’ Collectible From A24!!

Currently Midsommar is my favorite film of 2019, so I absolutely love A24’s decision to release their limited edition Bear in a Cage collectible on Wednesday. If you haven’t seen the film, a bear plays an integral element in director Ari Aster’s masterpiece!

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Diversity And Storytelling Are Part of “Trailblazer” Eva Longoria’s “Grand Hotel”

Grand Hotel, executive produced by Eva Longoria, is an adaptation of the hit Spanish series Gran Hotel. Instead of Spain, the freshman series plants its roots in Miami, as patriarch Santiago (Demián Bichir) tries his best to save his heavily in debt hotel.

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Flick City: Gina Torres On The “Hope” That Propels “The Shawshank Redemption”

I had the chance to interview Pearson actress Gina Torres at the NBC Universal Press Tour recently, and during she talked about her favorite movie. Check out the video below as Torres talks about The Shawshank Redemption!

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Raffey Cassidy Talks Career Path: “Acting Is All I Want To Do”

 

In just several years, 16-year-old actress Raffey Cassidy has starred in Tomorrowland, Allied, and in The Killing of a Sacred Deer. She continues working on A-list projects with Vox Lux, and she talks about playing dual roles in the Natalie Portman toplined feature.

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One On One: Director Daniel Adams Delivers Biting Satire With ‘An L.A. Minute’

Director Daniel Adams‘ satire An L.A. Minute centers on Ted Gould (Gabriel Byrne), a bestselling novelist who, despite living in the lap of luxury, is frustrated by his life’s work and is in need of a spark. A chance encounter with a performance artist named Velocity (Kiersey Clemons) may inject some long forgotten humanity in the now jaded millionaire, but this is Los Angeles, and things can absolutely turn on a dime. During our discussion with Adams, he talked to us about the evolution of his narrative and why, even though it was written over 20 years ago, it’s a very timely (and in my opinion, refreshingly uncompromising) tale.

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Flipping the Script on: The ‘Alien’ Franchise’s Underappreciated Gem, ‘Prometheus’

Welcome to “Flipping the Script,” a monthly column where I will reconsider recent films that have been panned, frowned upon, or simply under appreciated. I believe that movies should speak to us on a deep, personal level, and this column will consist of films that have done that for me despite widespread derision or apathy. Join me on my noble quest for cinematic redemption!

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’13 Reasons Why’ Tackles Tough but Important Topics – and that’s why it’s Must-See TV

13 Reasons Why, Netflix’s hit new show, is an impossible endeavor. Adapted from the #1 New York Times bestselling young adult novel by Jay Asher, 13 Reasons Why revolves around a suicide and prominently features cyberbullying and sexual assault. For many, the subject matter is deemed too weighty; for others, the “teen drama” genre is dismissed as insubstantial. But these seemingly contradictory elements combine in a way that makes the show all the more important. For all of its flaws – and the internet proclaims that there are many13 Reasons Why succeeds in bringing certain issues into the open, promoting discussion in order to de-stigmatize. Through a staggeringly talented cast of young actors, the show also offers a more authentic look at the teenage experience (as opposed to, say, anything on the CW) that should be embraced by current teens, former teens, parents of teens, and pretty much everyone else, too.

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Flipping the Script on: Benedict Cumberbatch’s ‘Third Star’

Benedict Cumberbatch in "Third Star"

Welcome to “Flipping the Script,” a monthly column where I will reconsider recent films that have been panned, frowned upon, or simply under appreciated. I believe that movies should speak to us on a deep, personal level, and this column will consist of films that have done that for me despite widespread derision or apathy. Join me on my noble quest for cinematic redemption! This month we go on the search for the Third Star!

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