2019 SXSW Film Festival Lineup Announced

The 2019 SXSW Film Festival features and episodic premieres lineup has been announced for the festival, running March 8-17, 2019 in Austin, Texas. Among the films and episodics in the initial release, there are some 102 selections that will screen during the dine days.  The rest of the lineup will be announced on February 6, 2019.  There were 2,351 feature-length film submissions, with a total of 8,490 films submitted this year. “As we head into our…

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Jason Reitman directing Ghostbusters film

It was reported this evening that Jason Reitman is set to direct a new Ghostbusters film set in the original universe of the 1984 classic. During Comic Con in 2017, director Ivan Reitman said that there would be big things coming, including a new film.  Nothing was given at the time with regards to the film’s specifics.  This is really big news for the Ghostbusters franchise given that this summer marks the 35th anniversary of…

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Christopher McQuarrie returning to Mission: Impossible

Christopher McQuarrie is returning to write and direct Tom Cruise and company in another pair of films in the Mission: Impossible franchise. Missions: Accepted#MissionImpossible — Christopher McQuarrie (@chrismcquarrie) January 14, 2019 Summer 2021 and Summer 2022 pic.twitter.com/V6SNvZx2La — Tom Cruise (@TomCruise) January 15, 2019 The news comes just one day after McQuarrie accepted the award for Best Action Movie during the Critics’ Choice Awards.  Since taking over the director’s chair from Brad Bird, McQuarrie has…

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John Lasseter Hired By Skydance Animation

It was announced today by Skydance Animation that the studio has hired ousted Walt Disney Animation Studios/Pixar Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter. Lasseter was previously ousted by Disney following an investigation as a result of sexual harassment claims.  The former CCO was placed on a sabbatical in November 2017 when allegations first surfaced.  This led to his subsequent dismissal from Disney his role at several months later. This begs the question in this era of…

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Stan Lee Tribute Taking Place on January 30th

Excelsior! A Celebration of the Amazing, Fantastic, Incredible & Uncanny Life of Stan Lee will take place on January 30, 2019 at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. The tribute is being put together by Kevin Smith, Legion M and Agents of Mayhem in partnership with Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment.  Proceeds will benefit one of Stan Lee’s favorite charitable organizations, The Hero Initiative. The full press release is below: Kevin Smith, Legion M and Agents of Mayhem…

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Justin Rupple joins How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World cast

Justin Rupple will take over the role of Tuffnut upon the release of DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World in February. Ever since abuse allegations became public in December 2017, there were questions about whether or not a certain actor would be recast in upcoming films.  After director Ridley Scott replaced Kevin Spacey in with Christopher Plummer in All the Money in the World, there were questions as to whether Ready…

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Louis CK resorts to Transphobic Humor in Bootlegged Upload

In a bootleg recording of a recent Louis CK stand-up performance, it was revealed that the stand-up comedian has resorted to telling transphobic jokes. It’s been just over a year since the comedian fell out of good grace with the public following a NY Times report.  He started making his comeback earlier this year at the Comedy Cellar with surprise performances.  With venues such as the Cellar booking the comedian, they’re sending the message that…

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The Switch’s Amy Fox responds to Pose series order on FX

In October, The Switch series creator, Amy Fox, responded to FX’s initial press release of the transgender talent being cast as series regulars on Pose.  It was officially announced today that FX picked up the Ryan Murphy-created Pose to series. “This is great but Trans people already made a TV series with 5 trans *stars*,” Fox tells Solzy at the Movies in a statement. “The sitcom The Switch broadcast in 2016 and is now on iTunes…

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2018 Sundance Film Festival: Lineup Announced

The lineup for the 2018 Sundance Film Festival was just announced this afternoon.  The Festival will be hosting screenings in Park City, Salt Lake City and at Sundance Mountain Resort, from January 18–28, 2018. Robert Redford, President and Founder of Sundance Institute, said, “The work of independent storytellers can challenge and possibly change culture, illuminating our world’s imperfections and possibilities. This year’s Festival is full of artfully-told stories that provoke thought, drive empathy and allow the…

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Slamdance Film Festival: The 2018 Lineup

The 24th Slamdance Film Festival has unveiled the lineup for the 2018 installment of the film festival taking place Jan. 19 to Jan. 25, 2018, in Park City, Utah.  Next year’s festival will feature 18 movies (10 world premieres, two North American premieres, and four U.S. premieres). The fest will also see the inaugural Russo Fellowship named for festival alumni Joe and Anthony Russo.  It includes $25,000 cash prize and mentorship from the brothers. “The Russo brothers exemplify our…

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