Sondra Locke, actor and former partner of Clint Eastwood, dies at 74

Actor starred in The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, before role in Eastwood’s The Outlaw Josey WalesSondra Locke, the American actor who was nominated for an Oscar for her first film before co-starring in six films with her one-time partner, Clint Eastwood, has died.The actor, who was 74, died at her home in Los Angeles […]

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Film News Roundup: ‘Lawnmower Man’ Director Brett Leonard Boards ‘Elijah’

In today’s film news roundup, “Elijah” gets a director, a French fry documentary starts shooting and “Uglydolls” moves its release date forward.Project LaunchBrett Leonard, best known for directing ”The Lawnmower Man” and “Virtuosity,” will direct the supernatural feature film “Elijah,” based on the Old Testament prophet.The project is set up at Winter State Entertainment. Producers […]

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From Boots Riley to Debra Granik: 5 Directors To Remember in Awards Season

This week on the Filmmaker Toolkit podcast, we sat down with directors who made smaller films that don’t have big awards campaigns but whose work should be remembered among the year’s best films.Here’s a taste of the wisdom and insight each director shared about their filmmaking process.Subscribe via Apple Podcasts to the Filmmaker Toolkit PodcastLynne […]

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Superhero Bits: Could Jonah Hill Be The Penguin, ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ Nsfw Outtakes & More

What was the alternate title for Elseworlds that ended up getting abandoned? Is Jonah Hill preparing to play The Penguin in the Dceu? Want to hear some Nsfw outtakes for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse? Want a chance to attend the Birds of Prey premiere? When is the next draft of The Batman due? All that […]

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‘Bumblebee’ Featurettes: Meet Hailee Steinfeld and John Cena’s Human Characters

When you watch a Transformers movie, you’re not exactly going in for the people. But in Bumblebee, the prequel revolving around the beloved yellow Autobot, the human characters are just as important as the robotic ones. Paramount Pictures has released two new Bumblebee featurettes that spotlight two of those human characters brought to life by […]

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‘Spider-Man’ Ready to Send Box Office ‘Into the Spider-Verse’

After last weekend saw no new wide releases hit theaters, resulting in the worst weekend of the year so far, this weekend offers up three new wide debuts led by Sony Animation and Marvel’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse alongside Clint Eastwood’s The Mule and Universal’s young adult adaptation Mortal Engines. Additionally, Fox is re-releasing Deadpool […]

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Black Cinema’s Rise in 2018: In the Year of ‘Black Panther,’ Has Real Change Happened?

“Black Panther” is a game changer. With over $1.3 billion worldwide, it shattered the long-standing, fallacious belief that black films don’t sell overseas. It also should close 2018 as North America’s highest-grossing film — a historic first for a film with a predominantly black cast, black writers, and directed by a black filmmaker.There’s another way […]

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‘Ben is Back’ Director Peter Hedges on Working With His Son and Casting Julia Roberts [Interview]

Peter Hedges’ career as a screenwriter began by writing his first novel, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, which he then adapted into a screenplay for the 1993 film. In the years that followed, Hedges wrote more books, plays and the occasional screenplay, including the Oscar-nominated adaptation of Nick Hornby’s About A Boy. In 2003, he took […]

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