Day: August 22, 2015

Universal has ‘no plans’ yet for Compton sequel about Tupac and Snoop Dogg

August 22, 2015

A spiritual sequel to Straight Outta Compton featuring Tupac, Snoop Dogg, and Tha Dogg Pound sounded too good be true. At the moment, it is. A Universal spokesperson tells EW: “At this time there are no plans for a Straight Outta Compton sequel.” Rumors about a follow-up focused on some of the West Coast’s most popular […]

Read More

Colin Trevorrow weighs in on the lack of women directors making Hollywood blockbusters

August 22, 2015

Filmmker Colin Trevorrow has enjoyed a meteoric rise since his first feature, Safety Not Guaranteed, emerged as a Sundance hit in 2012. He followed up the indie comedy with the blockbuster reboot Jurassic World, and confirmation came last week that he’ll be in the director’s chair for Star Wars: Episode IX. But as Trevorrow and […]

Read More

Film Review: ‘Phantom Boy’

August 22, 2015

Photo courtesy of Unifrance Galvanized by a surprise Oscar nomination for “A Cat in Paris,” animation co-directors Jean-Loup Felicioli and Alain Gagnol stand their stylistic ground with “Phantom Boy,” producing another pop-art kidpic whose vibrant hand-rendered look openly defies the trend toward smooth, computer-generated toons. Where the city of Paris gave “Cat” much of its […]

Read More

Chris Hemsworth wraps Ghostbusters, says he has ‘never laughed so much’

August 22, 2015

Chris Hemsworth has finished answering phone calls on Sony’s Ghostbusters reboot, in which the Thor star is playing against type as a receptionist to Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon’s team of paranormal exterminators. Hemsworth posted a behind-the-scenes photo Friday afternoon announcing that he’d “just wrapped” the Paul Feig-directed action-comedy, adding that he […]

Read More

The world met Harry, Ron & Hermione 15 years ago

August 22, 2015

Friday’s daily nostalgia check might induce the biggest reality check about one’s age and mortality: The Harry Potter cast was first introduced to the world 15 years ago. Yikes. Fifteen years ago today, the world first met these young faces as Harry, Ron, and Hermione… #HarryPotter pic.twitter.com/fgsHCOA6WG — Harry Potter Film (@HarryPotterFilm) August 21, 2015 […]

Read More

Sinister 2—The AllMovie Review

August 22, 2015

★ ½ One of the true hallmarks of a modern horror film is using the past to establish meaningful, and often haunting, context for the events that inevitably transpire. Sinister 2 applies this method on two fronts, tying in the events of the first installment in the franchise (2012’s Sinister into its own plot while […]

Read More

The End of the Tour—The AllMovie Review

August 22, 2015

★ ★ ★ ½ There have been many exhumations in cinema this year: Kurt Cobain (Montage of Heck), Eazy-E (Straight Outta Compton), Amy Winehouse (Amy), and now this feature adaptation of journalist David Lipsky’s Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself, his memoir of the five days in 1996 he spent tailing David Foster […]

Read More