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Mar302019

The Once and Future Link

/Film Tom Hanks to play Elvis Presley's shady manager Colonel Tom Parker in Baz Luhrmann's upcoming Elvis biopic. Thankfully Baz is looking for a complete unknown for Elvis himself
Towleroad this is awesome. Gay rights hero Harvey Milk is now on the tail fits of Norwegian Airlines. And to think he can't even get a national holiday in the US. We are so behind sometimes!
Shadowplay some fun thoughts on John Boorman's Excalibur as "The Ridiculous"
• MNPP "do dump or marry" Matrix anniversary edition

More after the jump including the awesomeness of Eva Green, the fate of X-Men movies, an Alien high school production, and filmmaker interviews...


AV Excellent piece on Eva Green's contributions to Tim Burton's now much-maligned filmography
• Coming Soon we saw this on coming. Disney/Marvel looking at the in-development X-Men titles at Fox. But nooooo. scrap them all. Fox never knew what they were doing with that mutant-verse. Start from scratch but give Charles Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters a time-out please. Get it right!
MNPP "do dump or marry" Matrix anniversary edition
Deadline After a high school stage prodution of Alien went viral, Ridley Scott sent money and a neat letter of support to the students
/Film Charlies Angels moves back its release date to avoid competing with Terminator: Dark Fate but has moved right into the Thanksgiving thickness that so far includes Ford v Ferrarri, The Good Liar, and Last Christmas
FSR how the "legacy film" has reinvigorated franchise cinema
Marie Claire one of the actors from To All the Boys I've Loved Before has been replaced for the sequel. No reason given
i09 an artist who fuses new pop culture iconography into old paintings
Jezebel Rich Juzwiak on the suddenly over Jussie Smollet scandal, "cancelled before its finale"
Filmmaker Kent Jones talks the nitty gritty of indie filmmaking for his first narrative feature Diane (now in theaters) starring Mary Kay Place and other great older actresses
Mental Floss get paid $1000 to watch all 20 Marvel movies before Avengers Endgame hits
MovieMaker Cinematographor James Laxton gets tech geeky talking about the lenses on If Beale Street Could Talk (if that's your kinda thing) 
AV Georgia's latest anti-woman anti-choice proposed legislation already stirring up trouble for their many film and TV productions
Variety Danny Elfman talks about his Dumbo score
Pajiba mourning Shuri who we didn't know "died" in Avengers Infinity War until very recently

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"get paid $1000 to watch all 20 Marvel movies before Avengers Endgame hits"

that's nowhere near enough

March 30, 2019 | Unregistered Commenterpar

Sigourney Weaver also sent the High School a message.

March 30, 2019 | Unregistered Commentermarkgordonuk

Over the past 20 years I think Fox did a fine job with the mutants. X2, Logan, First Class, DOFP are far better films than most of the dull formulaic films of DIsney's Marvel. Hell even their garbage films like Wolverine Origins are fun to watch to make fun of, can't say the same for Marvel's garbage films like The Dark World or Civil War.

March 30, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

Someone on this site talked about Eva Green earlier. They pondered whether she actively sought out projects that were bad so she could elevate them, or if she is just so naturally great that everything around her just looks bad compared to her. Her greatest skill is knowing what tone her performance needs to be to match the film.

March 30, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterTom G.

Wait...what? Baz is doing an Elvis biopic??!!

March 30, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterJoanne

Joanne -- that was my initial reaction to but then i thought i must have missed some obvious news during oscar seeason and didn't want to sound ignorant because none of the articles about tom hanks casting are like "omg baz is doing elvis!"

March 30, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterNATHANIEL R

Very interested in seeing that Mary Kay Place film “Diane.” Feels like she’s been a very reliable presence in films throughout the years, so it’s about time she got her own critically acclaimed leading film role. I wonder if IFC Films can campaign her some notices at the end of the year.

March 31, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterGeorge P.

The DIY spirit of those high school students should be praised and encouraged

March 31, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterJaragon

George P : the reviews are there. Only time will tell.

April 1, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterMichael R

Nat: I'd honestly expect Deadpool 3 before the next "main" X-Men movie. If Marvel suddenly decides they have a July/August 2020 slot again? That's what it's going to be. A normal Marvel movie would absolutely be competing with Jungle Cruise. Deadpool 3? NOPE.

April 1, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterVolvagia

i like this article

April 28, 2019 | Unregistered Commentermegan

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