Keanu Reeves on What’s to Come in John Wick’s Ballerina Spinoff

Lionsgate and Keanu Reeves’ john wick series is taking its first big leap for franchisekind with two spinoffs. One will be a TV show focused on the Continental that’s served as a base of operations for John and his surrogate dad Winston (as played by Ian McShane), while the other is a film centered on … Read more

Knights of the Zodiac’s 2023 Film Gets Its First Trailer

picture: Sony/Toei Animation Though we fairly recently had a live action adaptation of cowboy bebopit still feels like it’s been awhile since there’s been a big live-action adaptation of a beloved anime to be watched. Plenty have announcedto be fair, but many of them are quite a ways off, if they ever get made at … Read more

See Martin Scorsese, Bong Joon-ho, and more’s picks for the best films of all time

Left: Martin Scorsese (Photo: Jason Mendez/Getty Images), Right: Bong Joon-ho (Photo: Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images) Earlier this week, the British Film Institute’s Sight&Sound magazine released its once-per-decade list of The Best Films Of All Timea 100-film ranking, curated from the opinions of hundreds of critics, of the greatest movies in movie-making history. In addition to … Read more

Thomas Lennon was filming poop scene for Quibi when Quibi died

Thomas Lennonscreenshot: The A.V. Club Ah, Quibi, we hardly knew you. The bite-sized streaming platform that attracted such illustrious talent as Sophie Turner, Laura Dern, Queen Latifah, Idris Elba, Don Cheadle, Anna Kendrick, and more shuttered in October 2020, just six months after its launch. It was also one of the many houses of Reno … Read more

slave drama is shallow as a Louisiana bayou

(LR:) Will Smith and Ben Foster in emancipation picture: Courtesy of Apple TV+ This is only speculation, but the cast and crew of emancipationAntoine Fuqua’s Louisiana bayou chase movie disguised as a Civil War slave drama, probably slogged through the mud and muck under the assumption they were making a prestige picture on the order … Read more

Plaza, Scorsese, Spielberg: cinema’s last great defenders

Martin Scorsese, Aubrey Plaza, and Steven Spielberg picture: The A.V. Club, Photos: Jason Mendez/Mike Coppola/Michael Loccisano/Getty Images It’s a bleak world out there for film these days: streaming is ripping a hole in creatives’ traditional revenue streamsand the Thanksgiving Weekend box office did the worst numbers in, well, ever. But when it comes to the … Read more

Andor Was Ready to Drop Star Wars’ First F-Bomb

screenshot: lucasfilm One thing that always confused me about Andor was why Fiona Shaw—a Shakespearean actor extraordinaire and multiple award-winning star of stage, screen, and TV—would have accepted the small, muted role of Maarva Andor, Cassian’s adoptive mother. That is, until I saw the series finalewhere Shaw’s massive talents were put to perfect use—well, almost … Read more

Antonio Banderas Teases His Indiana Jones 5 Cameo Role

picture: lucasfilm Jon Kasdan talks about the importance of the Willow RPG and ghostbusters 2 to the new series. Jeffrey Dean Morgan teases his arrival of him on The Boys. Plus, Terry Matalas talks about making Picard‘s final season feel even more like Star Trek: The Next Generation. To me, my spoilers! Indiana Jones 5 … Read more

Disney Made an AI Tool That Automatically De-Ages Actors

Further demonstrating the power of artificial intelligence when it comes to photorealistically altering footage, researchers from Disney have revealed a new aging/de-aging tool that can make an actor look convincingly older or youngerwithout the need for weeks of complex and expensive visual effects work. When watching a blockbuster movie like 2018’s Ant-Man and the Wasp, … Read more

Christmas With The Campbells review: a mixed (gift) bag

Brittany Snow and Justin Long in Christmas With The Campbells picture: Courtesy of AMC+ and RLJE Films Christmas movies subsist on certain key formulas, and quite often the measure of a good or bad Christmas film is how well it plays with those formulas, either by working earnestly within them or by subverting them with … Read more