Looper, the sci-fi thriller written and directed by Rian Johnson, marks the tenth anniversary of its theatrical release in 2012. Rian Johnson certainly knows how to make them–Looper remains one of the most original films of the past decade. By the time that I first saw Looper in 2012, I was already familiar with Johnson’s work on two episodes of Breaking Bad. His third episode, which didn’t air until September 2013 is one of the…"Looper: Rian Johnson’s Sci-Fi Thriller Marks 10 Years"
Writer-director Rian Johnson has done it again as he takes Detective Benoit Blanc on a new adventure in Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery. The one downside of this film being released by Netflix is that it’s theatrical release will probably be a brief one. That’s a shame. No matter how many times I’ve watched Knives Out since seeing it twice in theaters, watching at home just isn’t the same. You really need the audience…"Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery – Toronto 2022"
With the launch of Venice, Telluride and Toronto, awards season is officially upon us in the newest Oscars Watch column. I’m not attending Venice or Telluride but I will be on the ground during the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival. Judging by their pedigrees, a number of films have an opportunity to break out as a Best Picture contender. Nobody wants to enter the fest season with a highly anticipated film and end up turning…"Oscars Watch: Awards Season Is Upon Us"
Knives Out, the Solzy Award-winning film of the year, is now available for audiences to bring home on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and Digital. Crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) is discovered dead on the morning after his 85th birthday party. We don’t know whether he was killed or whether he did the deed himself. What we do know is that members of the Thrombey family are being questioned by Lt. Elliott (LaKeith Stanfield) and…"Knives Out: Bring Home The Best Film of 2019"
Knives Out may be a murder mystery comedy but no stone goes unturned in what is certainly one of the best laugh riots in 2019. Crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) is discovered dead on the morning after his 85th birthday party. We don’t know whether he was killed or whether he did the deed himself. What we do know is that members of the Thrombey family are being questioned by Lt. Elliott (LaKeith Stanfield)…"Toronto 2019: Knives Out"
Three upcoming Star Wars films starting every other year in 2022 were included when Disney announced their slate through 2027. The first of the three is slated for December 16, 2022. The next two will follow on December 20, 2024 and December 18, 2026. Meanwhile, the fifth Indiana Jones installment is set for July 9, 2021. The new Star Wars films will switch off every year with the upcoming Avatar sequels. The latter of which…"Star Wars: Three Untitled Films On The Way"
Lucasfilm has announced today that they have parted with director Colin Trevorrow for Star Wars 9. A statement was posted on the Star Wars website: Lucasfilm and Colin Trevorrow have mutually chosen to part ways on Star Wars: Episode IX. Colin has been a wonderful collaborator throughout the development process but we have all come to the conclusion that our visions for the project differ. We wish Colin the best and will be sharing more…"Star Wars 9: Lucasfilm, Colin Trevorrow part ways"
With Star Wars: The Last Jedi looming at the end of the year, there’s a lot of predictions to be made that can go either right or wrong. One of the much-discussed predictions is that Daisy Ridley’s Rey is either Luke Skywalker’s daughter or Obi-Wan Kenobi’s grand-daughter. There’s no proof one way or the other to know for sure. Hamill didn’t do the discussion any favors during the Star Wars: The Last Jedi panel held…"Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Is Rey the daughter of Luke Skywalker?"