Universal Pictures Unveils New Logo and Details for ‘Dark Universe’ Franchise

Ahead of Universal’s June 9 release of “The Mummy,” today the studio unveiled a new logo for its Dark Universe. The Dark Universe comprises reboots of Universal’s classic monster movies. This begins with Tom Cruise fighting Sofia Boutella in a modern-day version of “The Mummy.” They are joined by Russell Crowe as Dr. Henry Jekyll. […]

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Russell Crowe Eyes Race Drama ‘Arc of Justice’ With David Oyelowo

Russell Crowe is circling the race drama “Arc of Justice,” according to new reports. Should the deal close, Crowe would join “Selma” star David Oyelowo, who is currently officially attached to the film. “Narcos” director Jose Padilha is directing the film based on Kevin Boyle’s 2004 nonfiction book of the same name. The book’s official synopsis also provides […]

Javier Bardem Sought for Frankenstein Role

  Another day, another Universal Monster movie. Academy Award-winner Javier Bardem is reportedly being sought for the role of Frankenstein in an upcoming Universal Monster film. Variety, who first broke the news, says that Bardem would likely appear in “another monster pic first with the possibility of getting a spin-off down the road” instead of “Bride […]

CHECK OUT: First Look at the Mummy in ‘Mummy’ Reboot with Tom Cruise

  Universal Pictures’ “The Mummy” reboot with Tom Cruise and Annabelle Wallis was filming in London over the weekend, providing the first look at the film’s mummy, played by Sofia Boutella. The nearly 50 images from the set show Boutella (“Kingsman: The Secret Service” and “Star Trek Beyond”) terrorizing the streets of London. The images are […]

Film Review: ‘The Nice Guys’ is an absolute riot

At this point, I think Shane Black is probably the current master of the buddy cop formula. Especially after he transitioned from writing solid entries into the genre like Lethal Weapon to writing and directing an excellent one with Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, it’s fair to anoint Black as such. Now, having seen The Nice […]

Interview: Patti Smith on her Original Song Contender from Darren Aronofsky’s ‘Noah’

Known for her gritty vocals and head-thrashing stage presence, you wouldn’t expect someone like punk rock legend Patti Smith to collaborate on a song based on a biblical tale. But that’s exactly what Smith did on the film Noah. Her song “Mercy Is,” featured in Noah, directed by Darren Aronofsky and released earlier this year, […]

Oscars 2014: New Faces, Few Spaces

OSCAR CIRCUIT: A few changes have occurred in the 2014 Oscar Predictions.  Rumors of Saul Dibb‘s Suite Francaise, Todd Haynes’ Carol, and Justin Kurzel‘s MacBeth moving to 2015 have floated around so I jumped the gun and removed them from the predictions.  Sadly on the surface, with those three big films moving, I’m beginning to […]

‘NOAH’ comes to Blu-ray Combo Pack on July 29th and Digital HD on July 15th

Read the Press Release: HOLLYWOOD, Calif.  – “One of the most dazzling and unforgettable Biblical epics ever put on film” (Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times), the thrilling story of courage, sacrifice and hope, NOAH debuts on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and VOD July 29, 2014 from Paramount Home Media Distribution.  The film arrives two weeks early on Digital HD […]

Writer’s Block: Out of Biblical Proportion

For those of you who may not remember, Writer’s Block was started by Nicole Melkonian to examine and celebrate the writing talents of cinema’s most famous auteurs. She has since bid us farewell to pursue greener pastures, and we wish her the best of luck in her future endeavors. Not wanting to see a good […]