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‘Arrival’ Review: Amy Adams Takes an Emotional Sci-Fi Journey

by Matt Singer September 9, 2016 @ 11:31 AM
The 50th anniversary of Star Trek this week really put in perspective just how long we’ve been living with the concept of extraterrestrial. In 2016, there’s something downright familiar about aliens, maybe because in most situations our conception of them remains rooted in our conception of ourselves: They look like us with pointy ears or a ribbed nose, or they don’t look like us, but they behave like us, with motivations and actions that are easily recognizable and understandable. One of Arrival’s greatest achievements is the way it makes alien seem alien again: Strange and inhuman and beyond the limits of our comprehension. It readjusts our thinking about what life on other worlds might be like. And in doing so, it also readjusts our thinking about what life on our world can be like.

Amy Adams Makes Alien Contact in the Full Trailer for Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Arrival’

by Erin Whitney August 16, 2016 @ 10:16 AM
If an alien species were to visit Earth with mysterious intentions, it just makes sense that we’d send Amy Adams to represent humankind. She’s empathetic, she’s approachable, she’s understanding, and she’s the total antithesis of the hostile and aggressive types we see facing off aliens in most sci-fi movies. (At least this is how I like to picture Amy Adams.)

The First Teaser for Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Arrival’ Has Arrived

by Erin Whitney August 9, 2016 @ 11:10 AM
The first photos from Denis Villeneuve‘s latest film Arrival debuted earlier this week, and they revealed a big oval shaped object behind Amy Adams. This is a movie about aliens so could it be a spaceship...

‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ Boss Talks Saw Gerrera Joining ‘Rogue One’

by Kevin Fitzpatrick June 23, 2016 @ 10:57 PM
If Marvel has taught us anything, management of a shared universe between TV and film is a dicey prospect, one even Star Wars struggles to make a two-way street. That seemed to change with news that Forest Whitaker’s Rogue One character would move from animated Clone Wars beginnings to live-action, but what does supervising producer Dave Filoni have to say?

‘The Crow’ Remake Loses Another Crow as Jack Huston Exits

by Britt Hayes June 15, 2015 @ 4:11 PM
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The upcoming reboot/remake/whatever of The Crow has had a pretty hard time getting off the ground. Luke Evans was originally supposed to star in the new version, set to be directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later), but both Evans and Fresnadillo exited the project. The reigns were then handed to director Corin Hardy, with Boardwalk Empire star Jack Huston attached to star. But now Huston has also departed the project, leaving the role of the goth hero vacant once again.

Forest Whitaker Joins the Cast of ‘Star Wars: Rogue One’

by Mike Sampson June 15, 2015 @ 12:41 PM
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Whereas the Star Wars: The Force Awakens cast was revealed with one big announcement, the actors joining director Gareth Edwards’ Star Wars: Rogue One have been very slowly making their way public. So far we know that Felicity Jones, Ben Mendelsohn, Diego Luna, Sam Claflin, and Riz Ahmed are set to star in the film, and today comes word that Oscar-winning actor Forest Whitaker has joined the Star Wars spinoff in an “unspecified” role.

‘Taken 3’ Review: Listen to Me Very Carefully. Your Money Is About to Be Taken.

by Matt Singer January 9, 2015 @ 12:16 AM
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The former CIA operative turned full-time rescuer of his perpetually kidnapped family at the center of the ‘Taken’ series is famous for—as he put it to the men who took his daughter in the first film—a “particular set of skills” that make him “a nightmare” for bad guys. Here now is a partial list of the particular skills Bryan Mills—played by the 62-year-old Liam Neeson—displays in ‘Taken 3’: