If Jessica Rabbit is going to become the focus of the story, then one wonders if there might not be at least one more change for the ride at some point, it could end up getting a new name. If it’s Jessica’s story, shouldn’t it also be Jessica’s ride?
Lana Wachowski, half of the duo behind sci-fi films The Matrix and Cloud Atlas, recently spoke at Berlin’s International Literature Festival about the Matrix franchise, saying that both she and sister Lilly considered the franchise all wrapped up and concluded just how they wanted. They had accomplished what they wanted with the film, and Wachowski compared the masterpiece of a franchise to a composition of music, saying:
The above image comes to us from Jamie Lee Curtis’ personal Instagram account. She regularly uses social media for philanthropic efforts, as well as to hype up excitement for upcoming movies like Halloween Kills and Borderlands. And with the slasher sequel just weeks away from its wide release, this likely won’t slow down for the time being. And Laurie looks ready to kick ass, as Curtis poses for a promotional photo.
But as excepted with choosing a new 007, Debbie McWilliams opens up about there being more to James Bond than taking down the bad guys. The casting director calls filling the iconic role “a tall order.” McWilliams said Eon Productions will be looking for someone who “can hold their own” while being attractive and handling all the extras associated with the legendary mantle. So, mastering the James Bond persona will be just as important as the intense audition for any actor.
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In the comics there’s been countless times that Batgirl and Harley Quinn have interacted, both as foes and allies. So a crossover could be fairly easy to pull off, as long as Leslie Grace’s Barbara Gordon is in the main DCEU timeline. Perhaps Batgirl could be the “antagonist” of a Gotham City Sirens movie, as she tries to track down the likes of Harley, Poison Ivy, and Catwoman.
When the first Venom movie arrived a couple of years ago, it did so with a lot of very curious fans. A lot of people were hopping for a dark R-rated take on the character, but what they were getting was clearly a more family friendly PG-13 version. And yet, Venom became a massive hit. It was a wild, crazy, sometimes silly take on Venom, but it was one that clearly worked for a lot of people and left them looking forward to more. A sequel, bringing in Woody Harrelson was teased at the end of that film that promised an even wilder sequel, and it appears fans are getting exactly that with Venom: Let There Be Carnage.
Weirdly enough, Quentin Tarantino had actually gotten the idea for “Last Night in Soho” being a great title music from someone else! He told Wright that writer, director, producer Allison Anders (Gas Food Lodging, Four Rooms, Sugar Town) had said that to him prior. So Wright has reportedly decided to thank them both in the credits and emailed Anders to thank her as well.
Director Ralph S. Singleton was first approached about making Graveyard Shift into a film on the set of Mary Lambert’s Pet Sematary (on which he worked as an associate producer), but he didn’t actually act on it until production on the 1989 movie was completed. When he finally got around to reading the short story, he was sparked to its potential, and then made moves to get it made as quickly as possible. Singleton discovered a pre-existing, unauthorized script by a first time screenwriter named John Esposito, and in April 1990 he sold the idea to Paramount with the promise that they would be able to release the latest big screen Stephen King adaptation in time for Halloween.
It was a deadline that the production was able to hit… but there’s also a very good reason why most movies are made with more than a six month production schedule to work with.
Clearly I am not a fan of the film, but as a King adaptation it has all rights to be a subject of discussion in this column – and it is nonetheless still interesting to look at the history of the short story, discuss how the movie compares to the source material, and critique it more than 30 years after its original release. So let’s dive into Graveyard Shift for the twentieth edition of Adapting Stephen King.
Anticipation for West Side Story has been steadily building since it was revealed that Steven Spielberg was behind the camera and collaborating with Oscar winner original star Rita Moreno. But footage has been limited, at least until now. Check out the trailer above, featuring more of the performances given by the likes of Ansel Elgort, Rachel Zegler, and Ariana DeBose.
I’ll admit, Benediction isn’t a movie that most would consider a proper James Bond audition. [Terence Davies’ dour historical drama](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benediction(film) is an absolutely serious affair, with Jack Lowden turning in a spellbinding performance as the younger Sassoon. But in terms of the dramatic weight that the Daniel Craig era has given the world, starting with _Casino Royale, Lowden has proven himself rather well to handle that piece of the action.