Today in Movie Culture: How to Make Movies Like Tommy Wiseau, How to Make a Muggle Proof Suitcase and More

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Filmmaker in Focus: Just in time for April Fool's Day, this video essay parody looks at the way The Room director Tommy Wiseau blocks a scene (via IndieWire):   Cosplay of the Day: With the Ghost in the Shell remake out in theaters, here's someone… Continue reading Today in Movie Culture: How to Make Movies Like Tommy Wiseau, How to Make a Muggle Proof Suitcase and More

Liam Neeson to Add Playing Philip Marlowe to His Particular Set of Skills

Bogart. Gould. Mitchum. Neeson! That's right, Liam Neeson is joining the list of portaryers of Philip Marlowe, the iconic hardboiled detective created by Raymond Chandler. This time, though, Chandler is not the direct source of adaptation. According to Variety, the eponymously titled Marlowe will be based on John Banville's authorized 2014 novel The Black-Eyed Blonde (written under the name… Continue reading Liam Neeson to Add Playing Philip Marlowe to His Particular Set of Skills

Roland’s Quest For ‘The Dark Tower’ Delayed Yet Again

Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came That's the title of a poem by Robert Browning that inspired Stephen King's sprawling fantasy series about a gunslinger named Roland and his eternal quest to reach a fabled Dark Tower. But after all the false starts and delays that have afflicted this production, the more apt title… Continue reading Roland’s Quest For ‘The Dark Tower’ Delayed Yet Again

Comics on Film: Joss Whedon Jumps Ship, and the Story of Batgirl

Right now, a big perception among the devoted fanbase of comic book cinema is that the offerings from Warner Bros. based on the characters from DC Comics are a little…haphazard. 2013's Man of Steel proved to be an extremely polarizing effort as a modern reintroduction for Superman, last year's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice failed to make… Continue reading Comics on Film: Joss Whedon Jumps Ship, and the Story of Batgirl

Movie News: ‘Get Out’ Director May Helm ‘Akira’; Channing Tatum to Lead R-rated, Animated ‘America’

Akira: Jordan Peele, who just broke out big with his feature directorial debut Get Out (above), is reportedly under serious consideration to direct Akira, the long-awaited live-action adaptation of the Japanese manga series about a biker gang and psychic powers. Last year we heard that Justin Lin was being eyed as director, though that never… Continue reading Movie News: ‘Get Out’ Director May Helm ‘Akira’; Channing Tatum to Lead R-rated, Animated ‘America’

BeyoncĂ© Knowles Touted for ‘The Lion King’

Beyoncé Knowles is such a potent and popular musical artist that it's easy to forget her past performances as an actress in a variety of movies. While still a member of singing group Destiny's Child, she made her film debut opposite Mike Myers in the comedy sequel Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002). After the group… Continue reading BeyoncĂ© Knowles Touted for ‘The Lion King’