“Justice is served!” Are you ready for more?! Warner Bros has debuted the third & final trailer for DC’s epic, save-the-world Justice League movie, and it looks even more exciting and action-packed than we’ve seen before. Justice League is the continuation of the Batman v Superman series in the DC Extended Universe, bringing together five super-powered beings: Ben Affleck as Batman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, and Ray Fisher as Cyborg. The film’s extensive cast also includes Willem Dafoe, Jeremy Irons, Amber Heard, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, and J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon. We’ve seen two other trailers for this previously, but with a month left to go, this final one has finished footage that looks promising. Let’s hope this turns out awesome! Fire it up. ›››
David Letterman stepped down from his longtime post as the host of The Late Show on CBS in 2015, replaced by comedian Stephen Colbert. But as any good comedian will tell you, it’s hard to stay away from the spotlight, and David Letterman is a great comedian, so it should come as no surprise that he’s coming out of retirement with a new show. But it won’t be on any of the big networks.
Netflix is bringing David Letterman into their ever-expanding roster of comedy talent for a new series on the streaming service with six episodes in 2018. But exactly what kind of show can we expect from the legendary, respected comedian and television host?
The New York Times reports news of Netflix rounding up David Letterman for a series that doesn’t have a title yet, but the streaming service said it will be an hour-long program that will have Letterman doing two of the things he does best “in-depth conversations with extraordinary people, and in-the-field segments expressing his curiosity and humor.”
With 33 years of late night hosting experience under his belt, not to mention all the time he spent honing his skills as a stand-up comedian, Letterman is one of the best in the business, and the fact that Netflix was able to coax him out of retirement is a big deal. Actually, the comedian was the one who was getting antsy about doing a new project, telling NYT, “I keep saying, jeez, I still think I can do something. I want that epiphany that others have had. It’s the same epiphany that I had about wanting to do a TV show when I was, like, 17.”
Letterman has kept a low profile since leaving television in 2015, though he has made a few appearances here and there on the National Geographic Channel and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. In the press release from Netflix, Letterman himself said, “I feel excited and lucky to be working on this project for Netflix. Here’s what I have learned, if you retire to spend more time with your family, check with your family first. Thanks for watching, drive safely.”
Now the comedian is another huge name added to the comedy mix on the streaming service, which will soon have new specials from Jerry Seinfeld and Chris Rock on the way. It remains to be seen if this is just the beginning of a larger relationship that Letterman will have with Netflix, but for now, this is a good start. Whether or not his Santa Claus style beard will stick around when he returns to TV hosting, we’ll have to wait and see.
Are you looking forward to the David Letterman Netflix show?
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“They said the age of heroes would never come again.” “It has to.” Warner Bros has revealed a new Comic-Con trailer for DC’s Justice League, and it looks totally awesome, packed with action and plenty more. Justice League is the continuation of the Batman v Superman series in the DC Extended Universe, bringing together five super-powered beings: Ben Affleck as Batman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, and Ray Fisher as Cyborg. The extensive cast also includes Willem Dafoe, Jeremy Irons, Amber Heard, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, and J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon. As we all know, Joss Whedon has taken over finishing the movie since Zack Snyder had to step down for family tragedy reasons. As usual, there’s some epicly cool shots in this worth admiring on their own. The line from Alfred about wind-up penguins is great, too. They’ve got my attention. Dive in. ›››
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Taraji P. Henson is back and she’s bringing some serious action to our lives.
The Hidden Figures star is taking on the role of Mary — a badass, gun-wielding assassin whose life turns around after meeting a young boy — in the action-packed film Proud Mary, directed by Babak Najafi. And let’s just say she seriously kicks ass in the trailer.
The film isn’t coming out until 2018, but until then please revel in this fast-paced, suspense-building trailer set to the legendary musical track of the same name. Read more…
Warren Beatty knows that this year’s Best Picture mishap at the Oscars was the biggest television moment of the year. No, the decade. No, the century.
And he clarified a few things on Friday’s Graham Norton Show. For one thing, he did not throw Faye Dunaway under the bus by making her read the erroneous card — she was meant to announce the winner all along.
And, believe it or not, the La La Land vsMoonlight debacle wasn’t the only thing people talked about at the afterparties. According to Warren Beatty, even that wasn’t enough to stop the oldest trend in show business: people talking about themselves. Read more…
Last year, it was announced that Danny Boyle would be directing and producing a new television series called Trust for FX. While none of my all-time favorite films are directed by Boyle, the British filmmaker remains one of my favorite directors to watch and his new television series sounds epic. It’s now been revealed that Boyle has planned a 5 season story arc for the series, which will span 50 years. Learn more about the Trust TV series now after the jump.
Trust was pitched as a based-on-a-true-story limited series about the Getty family (as in Getty Oil, the Getty Museum, and Balthazar Getty), with the first installment taking place in 1973 focusing on John Paul Getty III. Now we have learned via Collider that Boyle has planned for this series to cover a much wider span of time over its five seasons:
Each series would shoot every year for five years, and each series is about a different decade. The first one would be set in the ’70s and would happen in Italy and England, and we’re hoping to begin shooting that this summer.
Boyle also confirmed that he wouldn’t be directing every episode, like Soderbergh did with The Knick and Cary Fukunaga did with True Detective. Instead, the plan is for Boyle to direct the first two or three episodes, kind of like how David Fincher approached House of Cards:
I’d love to do them all. I think that would be wrong because I think the danger is you are not allowing the form to take over. You’d be doing 10 mini-films, which is not the form. The format is that you’re letting the characters tell the story and directors are an aid to that rather than the driving force. I’m going to limit to two or three. We’re just in the process of deciding whether it should be two or three.
It’s unclear if Boyle will come back to direct episodes in subsequent seasons or just remain as the godfather of the series, overseeing from afar. Boyle is executive producing Trust with frequent collaborators Christian Colson and Simon Beaufoy, with whom he worked on Slumdog Millionaire and 127 Hours. Colson wrote the script, which has been described as “equal parts family history, dynastic saga and satirical examination of the corrosive power of money.”
Here is the official synopsis for the first season:
When the young Getty is kidnapped in Rome and his mafia captors are banking on a multi-million dollar ransom. After all, what rich family wouldn’t pay for the return of a loved one? ‘Trust’ charts the young man’s nightmare ordeal at the hands of kidnappers who cannot understand why nobody seems to want their captive back. The Italian police think it’s a prank and decline to investigate. Paul’s father is lost in a heroin daze in London and refuses to answer the phone. Paul’s grandfather — possibly the richest man in the world — is marooned in a Tudor mansion in the English countryside surrounded by five mistresses and a pet lion. He’s busy. Only Paul’s mother is left to negotiate with increasingly desperate kidnappers. Problem is, she’s broke.
I really love the new limited series format of television, allowing filmmakers to tell contained one-season stories that don’t have to stretch to fit the traditional multi-season plan. Fargo has done a great job with this, flashing between different decades to tell stories set within the same locations and exploring similar themes. Netflix’s Narcos has also excelled at this, although we don’t know how the smooth transition will be since Pablo Escobar, the driving character from the first two seasons, won’t be back for the upcoming third season.
It seems like Boyle has some epic plans and I’m excited to experience a story spanning five decades. I really don’t know much about the Getty family story, but it sounds like it has a lot of potential. The first ten-episode season of the series is the only one greenlit at this time and the planned four sequel seasons will likely be determined by viewership. Let’s hope it’s good and that people watch it.
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“If you don’t have hot glue gun scars on your hands, you didn’t work on this movie with us.”
After years of frustration as filmmakers and actors, Bill Watterson and Steven Sears decided to take matters into their own hands. Inspired by a story from Watterson’s youth, Sears started writing the first draft of a script they would eventually co-write, and Watterson would direct, to become this year’s Slamdance Audience Award winner: Dave Made a Maze.
The film tells the story of Dave, who never finishes anything yet somehow builds an epic labyrinth out of cardboard in his apartment, then gets lost inside of it. When his girlfriend Annie comes home, she urges Dave to come out of the maze, but he can’t. Despite Dave’s protests, a group of their friends (including a documentary filmmaker and some complete strangers) show up at their apartment and venture inside his crazy creation to rescue him. Unfortunately for them, Dave may have set some booby traps along the way.
What better way to celebrate 100 years of business than with a big, flashy video?
Nikon is coming up on its 100th anniversary, July 25th to be exact, and it wants to let its customers know in a big way. Not with free gear or a signed headshot from company president Kazuo Ushida (that we know of), but with a website dedicated to the history and evolution of the company, as well as an epic video that was probably intended to be sincere, but is actually pretty grandiose and hilarious. (Just listen to that amazing voiceover!)
Even though the video is comically over-the-top, you’ve got to hand it to Nikon, I mean the company has been in business for an entire century. Founded in 1917 in Japan, Nikon has spent one hundred years developing glass, cameras, and important image making technologies that we use today.
Kevin Costner is planning another epic western
For over 30 years, actor Kevin Costner has been the leading western actor of our time, from Lawrence Kasdan’s Silverado and Wyatt Earp, to his own directorial efforts Dances With Wolves, The Postman and Open Range, all the way through his smash hit 2012 TV miniseries Hatfields & McCoys. Now, while doing press for 20th Century Fox‘s inspiring period NASA drama Hidden Figures, Costner has told Variety that he wants to get back in the saddle again.
“I have one,” Costner says of doing another western. “I’ve been working on it. It’s about 10 hours long, how about that? Maybe I’ll make three features out of it. There’s a fourth one, too, so it’s truly a saga. I could do TV, or I could also make it like every six months, have a big western that’s tied together like ‘Jean de Florette’ and ‘Manon of the Spring.’ I think those are fun to watch.”
Hopefully this will be another opportunity for Costner, who won Best Picture and Best Director Oscar trophies for 1990’s Dances With Wolves, to direct again. He has not gotten behind the camera since 2003’s Open Range.
“It comes in the language,” Costner admits of his love for the genre. “Everyone’s looking for the shootout in a western, but the strength of them is what gets said leading up to things. There is an oddity about how people talk, yet it’s our Shakespeare, the American west.”
Would you like to see Costner star in or direct another western? Would you sit through a 10-hour epic if he was in it? Let us know in the comments below!