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A Starbucks Cup in ‘Game of Thrones’ and Other Anachronisms in Movies and TV

Medieval party drinks consist of wine, mead, and pumpkin spice latte?Astute viewers of last night’s “Game of Thrones” episode may have noticed that a stray Starbucks coffee cup wandered on set and wound up right in front of Daenerys Targaryen.We’ve suspended our disbelief for giant’s milk, but Starbucks coffee might be a bridge too far. […]

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Don’t stop at The Departed’s rat: six other movie scenes that should be cut

The car visible in the background in Braveheart? Kevin Spacey in Baby Driver? The money must be raised via Kickstarter to excise these and other crimes against film-makingThe Departed is Martin Scorsese’s financially most successful film, and the only one to earn him a best director Oscar. And yet, thanks to its final shot, it […]

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Toronto Film Review: Chris Pine in ‘Outlaw King’

Someone at Netflix must love movies, because they keep on making them: massive, large-canvas sagas that beg to be witnessed on the big screen — like Alfonso Cuaron’s “Roma” (shot on 65mm) and Martin Scorsese’s upcoming “The Irishman” (whose budgeted has reportedly swollen past $140 million) — even if virtually everyone who does see them […]

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Dwayne Johnson To Play Kamehameha In WB Epic ‘King;’ Robert Zemeckis Directs Script By ‘Braveheart’s Randall Wallace

Exclusive: In the last sizzling film package of the summer, Warner Bros and New Line have won an auction for King, an epic-sized film that will star Dwayne Johnson as Hawaiian king Kamehameha. Robert Zemeckis is set to direct a film that could be compared to Braveheart, and only partly because King is based on […]

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Voltage Pictures to sell Roland Emmerich’s ‘Maya Lord’

Centropolis, Voltage to present to Efm buyers on Thursday.Centropolis Entertainment and Voltage Pictures will produce the historical epic Maya Lord from Roland Emmerich as Voltage kicks off international sales at the Efm in Berlin.Emmerich will direct from a screenplay by Angela Workman (The Zookeeper’s Wife) that is in the vein of Dances With Wolves, The […]

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Disaster Movie Guru Roland Emmerich to Helm Historical Epic ‘Maya Lord’

Roland Emmerich, the master of blowing shit up, is tackling a historical epic. Emmerich will helm Maya Lord, a project being compared to Dances With Wolves, Braveheart and The Patriot. So long, exploding buildings. Hello, period costumes! While primarily known for directing big disaster movies like Independence Day, 2012, and The Day After Tomorrow, Roland […]

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