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Josh Gad has reportedly been in talks for months to play iconic film critic Roger Ebert in Russ and Roger Go Beyond, a new film that follows Ebert’s personal and professional relationship with filmmaker Russ Meyer. Will Ferrell has been locked in the role of Meyer for a while now, but the rumors of Gad’s involvement have now become more official as the actor has officially signed on for the project.
Yes, we’re all very excited for Star Wars: The Force Awakens (and The Hateful Eight…and The Revenant), but there’s another film we should all be pumped about that’s hitting theaters this winter: Macbeth. Starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard and directed by Justin Kurzel (who is also directing the pair in Assassin’s Creed), Macbeth just keeps dropping amazing trailers, promising one of this winter’s most visually stunning and dramatically compelling films.
A few weeks ago Michael Shannon got the internet buzzing when he made comments during an interview about his involvement in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. It involved General Zod (whose corpse appears briefly in the trailers), flipper-hands and a hilarious story about a port-a-potty. Michael Shannon would now like you to know that he was joking.
Following in the footsteps of streaming giants Netflix, Hulu and Amazon, Apple appears to finally be entering the world of original programming. Ever since Netflix took their Instant service a step further by developing their own original television shows, streaming competitors have been rushing to keep up, and in doing so they’ve increasingly pushed Netflix and their own businesses forward in ambition. Apple is the only mega-brand that hasn’t developed its own original content, but it looks like that might be about to change.
Eli Roth has not one, but two films hitting theaters this fall — first up is The Green Inferno, his cannibal horror throwback film that was delayed by studio issues. The other is Knock Knock, a dramatic thriller starring Keanu Reeves as a married man who gets in over his head with two young women. A new trailer has arrived for the latter, promising the sort of ‘90s thriller vibe that’s become quite trendy as of late — and just the sort of thing Reeves is quite good at.
The loss of Wes Craven is one that’s felt pretty heavily in the film community, and there’s been no shortage of fans, filmmakers and actors sharing their remembrances of the director and his influence on their lives and work. Director Edgar Wright is one such fan of the late Craven, and took to his website to share a thoughtful and moving look back at the filmmaker whose work affected so many.
Dystopian future? Check. A fight for survival? Check. A young woman protagonist caught in a love triangle? Must be a dystopian YA adaptation. Though you may find this incredibly difficult to believe (sit down if needed), Chloe Moretz has yet to star in a YA movie of her very own. That’s about to change with The 5th Wave, the new film based on Rick Yancey’s popular and highly-acclaimed YA novel, which is — wait for it — the first in a trilogy.
It’s been a couple of weeks since we heard about Universal’s short list of directors for Fifty Shades Darker, the second film in their Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy. Today, it’s being reported that the studio has formally made an offer to their top pick, House of Cards and Glengarry Glen Ross director James Foley.
Just as so many new titles hit Netflix Instant each month, so must we say goodbye to a few titles from the streaming library. If you’ve been procrastinating, now is the time to make these movies and TV shows a priority before they disappear. Netflix has opted out of renewing their deal with Epix, which means movies like The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Transformers: Age of Extinction aren’t just expiring — they won’t be coming back.
With a new month comes a new batch of Netflix Instant releases for us to look forward to. If you’re looking to discover an old classic or find a new favorite, there are plenty of new titles hitting the service next month. including several seasons of hit TV shows to help you catch up before their fall premieres. Read on for our guide to all the new releases hitting Netflix Instant in September.