Scarlett Johansson

‘Hail, Caesar!’ Review: Hooray For the Coens’ Hollywood

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by Matt Singer 6 days ago
Universal
Over the course of their 30-year careers, the Coen brothers have made a lot of different kinds of movies; madcap comedies, period dramas, detective mysteries, bouncy musicals, thrilling Westerns, and biting satires. Hail, Caesar! is the first time they’ve made all those different kinds of movies simultaneously. Though it has an overarching story — a movie star gets kidnapped in the middle of a major production — Hail, Caesar!’s Hollywood studio setting offers the Coens the opportunity for a series of delightful digressions. As its protagonist, studio boss Eddie Mannix (Josh Brolin), wanders the Capitol Pictures backlot, the Coens’ wander through every imaginable style and genre from the American film industry’s Golden Age. Hail, Caesar! features so many different styles and genres, in fact, that it almost qualifies as an anthology film, one that finds the Coens at their most versatile and playful.

‘Hail, Caesar!’ Clips Show Off Channing Tatum’s Singing Sailor and Scarlett Johansson’s Sassy Starlet

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by Britt Hayes February 1, 2016 @ 6:56 PM
Universal
January is a pretty dead month for new releases, but February has a few exciting prospects, chief among them Joel and Ethan Coen’s Hail, Caesar! The filmmaking duo are back with their first film since Inside Llewyn Davis, and while it also boasts a musical element, these new clips prove that the Coens’ latest is more comedy than drama.

‘Civil War’ Directors Joe and Anthony Russo Also Think Black Widow Should Have a Solo Movie

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by Britt Hayes January 12, 2016 @ 6:44 PM
Marvel
Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow is one of the most interesting characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, particularly given her incredibly intriguing back story briefly explored in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Fans have long wondered when or if Natasha Romanoff would get her own solo movie, and while Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige has admitted that he’s open to the idea, the studio has yet to reveal any plans for a Black Widow spinoff. But that could still change, and with Captain America: Civil War directors Joe and Anthony Russo in her corner, a Black Widow movie could be closer than ever.

Scarlett Johansson Will ‘Move That Body’ for ‘Broad City’ Writers

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by Britt Hayes December 16, 2015 @ 7:10 PM
Michael Buckner, Getty Images
Have you ever caught yourself watching Weekend at Bernie’s and thought, “Yeah, this is great, but what if it had Scarlett Johansson?” You’re about to get something close to that dream pretty soon, as the actress has signed on to star in the new comedy film Move That Body, from Broad City writers Lucia Aniello and Paul W. Downs.

‘Captain America: Civil War’ International Trailer Is a Bit Shorter, But No Less Sweeter

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by Britt Hayes December 14, 2015 @ 5:44 PM
“Do you really wanna punch your way out of this?” That’s what Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow asks Chris Evans’ Steve Rogers as a civil disagreement between Cap and Iron Man develops into all out war in the new international trailer for Captain America: Civil War. It’s a little shorter and more streamlined than the first official domestic trailer, but that doesn’t make it any less effective — in fact, this one might be better than the first.

‘Captain America: Civil War’ Forces Black Widow to Become the ‘Mediator’

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by Britt Hayes December 5, 2015 @ 2:29 PM
Marvel
The Mediator sounds like a superhero name all its own, but that's how Black Widow apparently sees herself and her place in Captain America: Civil War. While previous Marvel films have firmly established a good working relationship between Scarlett Johansson's character and Steve Rogers, she'll find herself on the other side of the battle in the studio's next outing — but it's a little more complicated than that.

‘Captain America: Civil War’ Trailer: It’s Time to Choose a Side

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by Britt Hayes November 24, 2015 @ 11:36 PM
Marvel
With Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans promising a big surprise on Jimmy Kimmel Live, we knew it had to be something special — that something is the first trailer for Captain America: Civil War. Not a teaser, but an actual, full trailer, dramatically highlighting the growing divide between Steve Rogers and Tony Stark, which will divide the Avengers and pit them against one another in what could be Marvel's most epic film yet.

Sam Riley Joins Scarlett Johansson’s ‘Ghost in the Shell’ in Villain Role

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by Charles Bramesco November 20, 2015 @ 9:10 AM
Pre-production on Rupert Sanders’ (director of Snow White and the Huntsman) live-action adaptation of the seminal manga series Ghost in the Shell has been moving right along, accumulating cast members and staying right on schedule for a March 31 release in 2017. Scarlett Johansson has already signed on to play the lead role, a skilled female hacker who breaks up cybercrime in the employ of the Japanese National Public Safety Commission’s covert ops unit. Earlier this month, Borgen actor (and Johansson’s former co-star in the mind-bending Lucy) Pilou Asbæk joined the cast as her second-in-command, a lethal fighter in his own right.

Matthew McConaughey, Scarlett Johansson, Reese Witherspoon Warm Up for Animated Musical Comedy ‘Sing’

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by Charles Bramesco November 11, 2015 @ 9:32 AM
Universal Pictures
The dulcet tones of Matthew McConaughey are capable of anything. They bring an easygoing charm to the variety of laid-back characters that he plays on film, they were almost able to gloss over the fact that nothing McConaughey was saying in those Lincoln commercials

‘Ghost in the Shell’ to Reunite Scarlett Johansson With ‘Lucy’ Co-Star

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by Britt Hayes November 10, 2015 @ 8:08 PM
Palm Pictures / BBC
After years of development and uncertainty, the Ghost in the Shell movie is finally preparing to head into production, with Scarlett Johansson set to play the lead role in the English-language adaptation of the beloved Japanese anime. And it looks like Johansson will be keeping some familiar company, as her Lucy co-star Pilou Asbæk has joined the cast.