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‘Star Wars: Episode 8’: Benicio Del Toro May Not Be Playing the Villain After All

by Britt Hayes September 16, 2015 @ 5:31 PM
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The first reports of Benicio Del Toro’s casting in Star Wars: Episode 8 described the actor’s role as villainous, and when Del Toro himself later confirmed the casting, he said he’s “like the villain,” suggesting that there’s much more to this character than simply good or evil. In a new interview, the actor backtracks a bit on the whole villain thing, leaving us completely in the dark.

Review: ‘Sicario’ Is One of the Most Intense Movies of the Year

by Matt Singer September 10, 2015 @ 3:42 PM
‘Sicario’ is an exercise in prolonged tension like few others. Every moment from the first scene to the last is suspenseful. The opening, a deadly raid on a drug kingpin’s safe house establishes a terrifying precedent: In this film, violence can erupt at any time without any warning, and no one and nothing can be trusted. Having thoroughly unsettled the audience, director Denis Villeneuve keeps viewers on edge with shifty characters, sudden bursts of gunfire, and the careful use of a persistent, pounding score. Remember the scene in Boogie Nights where Alfred Molina is randomly tossing firecrackers at Mark Wahlberg and John C. Reilly? Sicario is like that scene for two straight hours with no “Sister Christian.” It is intense.

Benicio Del Toro Is Confident He’ll Be in ‘Star Wars: Episode 8’

by Jacob Hall August 14, 2015 @ 12:16 PM
Last month, we heard that Benicio Del Toro was being sought to play a new villain in Star Wars: Episode 8. And then there was silence, within which we can assume salaries were negotiated, scripts were written, and conversations were had. And that brings us to right now: Del Toro cannot confirm that he’s in the movie quite yet, but he seems awfully confident that it’s going to happen.

‘Sicario’ Trailer: Benicio Del Toro Welcomes Emily Blunt to Juarez

by Britt Hayes August 13, 2015 @ 5:33 PM
Denis Villeneuve’s Sicario continues to drop increasingly intriguing — and unnerving — trailers, the latest of which primarily focuses on Benicio Del Toro’s Alejandro, revealed to be quite the imposing hitman. Judging by Villeneuve’s previous films, Sicario isn’t your average drug war action-thriller, and these trailers definitely reinforce that idea.

WookieeLeaks: ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Reveals a New Alien (and New Spoilers)

by Jacob Hall July 24, 2015 @ 2:08 PM
ScreenCrush’s WookieeLeaks is a weekly roundup of everything Star Wars! From The Force Awakens, to the upcoming spinoffs and the TV shows, if it pertains to that long ago, far away galaxy, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, a rumored ending for The Force Awakens gets explored and images of a new alien character are revealed!

‘Star Wars: Episode 8’ Eyes Benicio Del Toro for Villainous Role

by Britt Hayes July 20, 2015 @ 7:19 PM
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And so it begins. Star Wars: The Force Awakens doesn’t hit theaters until this December, and we still have Rogue One to look forward to before we even get to Star Wars: Episode 8. But the first bit of real casting news around the film has arrived, as Benicio Del Toro has reportedly been offered the role of the villain in Episode 8, set to be directed by Rian Johnson.

‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2’ Might Not Feature The Collector, But He Could Still Return to the MCU

by Britt Hayes June 24, 2015 @ 8:27 PM
One of the quirkier aspects of Guardians of the Galaxy was Benicio Del Toro’s role as Taneleer Tivan, aka The Collector, a delightful eccentric who spends his time collecting various artifacts and life forms. With James Gunn hard at work completing the Guardians of the Galaxy 2 script, we’ve been wondering who will — and won’t — return for the sequel. According to Del Toro, it might not happen, but he may return to the MCU again pretty soon.

'Escobar: Paradise Lost' Trailer: Surfer Dude Josh Hutcherson Gets into the Drug Trade with Benicio Del Toro

by Britt Hayes November 14, 2014 @ 6:02 PM
A nice Canadian boy goes down to Colombia with his brother to surf some waves, but then he meets and falls in love with the beautiful niece of a major Colombian drug lord, and decides to join the family business expecting to live happily ever after—because nothing ever goes wrong when you get into the cocaine business, right? The first trailer for ‘Escobar: Paradise Lost’ is yet another cautionary tale about the dangers of getting mixed up in the cocaine trade, but this time with Josh Hutcherson, surfing, and Benicio Del Toro portraying one of the most infamous drug lords in history.

'Inherent Vice' Is a Profound Work With the Best Fart Jokes, Says Paul Thomas Anderson at NYFF

by Nick Romano October 4, 2014 @ 4:56 PM
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"I don’t want to say ‘literary,’ because that’s a bad word," said Paul Thomas Anderson, attempting to describe the essence of Thomas Pynchon's 'Inherent Vice.' It's "beautifully written and, sort of, profound and deeply felt stuff mixed in with just the best fart jokes and poop jokes and silly songs and stuff that you could imagine." As he says, he was "trying to be as faithful to the feeling of the book as possible" in adapting it for the big screen.