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By Michael: Kurt, agreed. With those writers and Fukunaga the director, it should be incredible.

Venice Review: Cary Joji Fukunaga's 'Beasts Of No Nation' Starring Idris Elba

Sep 2nd, 2015 8:42pm

By 8ennyboy: Amen.

Ridley Scott Says 'Prometheus 2' Is His Next Film

Sep 2nd, 2015 8:34pm

By Roxanne Beck: My friend and UCLA classmate Nicole Riegel is very deserving of being included on this list. However, the photo included above of Kristen…

On The Rise 2015: 20 Screenwriters To Watch

Sep 2nd, 2015 8:24pm

By SB: Blanchett, Sorkin, Fincher.

Cate Blanchett To Play Lucille Ball In Aaron Sorkin Penned Biopic

Sep 2nd, 2015 7:55pm

By Jason: The idea that superhero movies are a genre trend because there have been genre trends in the past is something I'd be wary of. The marketpla…

Steven Spielberg Still Worried About Blockbuster Implosion, Says Superhero Movie Trend Is Just A Phase

Sep 2nd, 2015 7:31pm

By kurt: After pulling this off, Joe/Jaden Bell doesn't seem too challenging for Fukunaga.

Venice Review: Cary Joji Fukunaga's 'Beasts Of No Nation' Starring Idris Elba

Sep 2nd, 2015 7:27pm

By Duke: I agree with him completely about Skyfall. Both the final act and the humanizing of Bond through providing him a family history threw this…

James Bond Author Says Idris Elba Is "Too Street" To Play 007, And Bond Is "Weak" In 'Skyfall'

Sep 2nd, 2015 6:37pm

By sarah: I think she is perfect for this role!! Danny Pino from law and order svu played Desi once before and he was spot on!! I think he would be…

Cate Blanchett To Play Lucille Ball In Aaron Sorkin Penned Biopic

Sep 2nd, 2015 6:26pm

By frostbr: Good review, I like Narcos but it had potential to be a masterpiece. P.S.: Fernando Coimbra directed episodes 7 & 8, I recommend you to…

Review: Netflix's 'Narcos' Starring Wagner Moura And Boyd Holbrook

Sep 2nd, 2015 6:12pm

By Schmuel Bar-Lev: Any list lead by Transparent is absolutely worthless. Celebrating and normalizing severe mental illness is not entertaining, rather it's evil…

The 25 Best TV Shows Of The 2014/2015 Season

Sep 2nd, 2015 6:04pm

By M Muth Martinez: Forced American perspective? Inescapable narration? Inauthentic portrayal of Colombia? This, in my opinion, is a terrible review. Narcos is…

Review: Netflix's 'Narcos' Starring Wagner Moura And Boyd Holbrook

Sep 2nd, 2015 6:00pm

By Jay: I get what Dave's saying about Spielberg, Indiana Jones is the most obvious example though - the white masculine hero enacting jewish revenge…

Cary Fukunaga Says He "Wasn't Involved" With 'True Detective' Season 2, Explains His Departure From 'It'

Sep 2nd, 2015 5:59pm

By David D.: After he hosted SNL this past spring, someone on a blog suggested Dwayne Johnson to host the Oscars. A brilliant choice, I thought. So how…

The Oscars Are Going To Try Going With 2 Hosts Again

Sep 2nd, 2015 5:53pm

By Quiet Wyatt: Key and Peele. They'd nail the movie parody skits.

The Oscars Are Going To Try Going With 2 Hosts Again

Sep 2nd, 2015 5:52pm

By peach: @Shana anyone but those two. Key and Peele could be interesting

The Oscars Are Going To Try Going With 2 Hosts Again

Sep 2nd, 2015 5:37pm

By Jorge Clooneigh: She really is the heir apparent to the "greatest" throne. Writers and directors must literally churn to work with her.

Cate Blanchett To Play Lucille Ball In Aaron Sorkin Penned Biopic

Sep 2nd, 2015 5:14pm

By Randy: I actually like the show and the DEA angle. It adds to the mystery of Escobar the man and keeps you guessing at what he might do next. Also…

Review: Netflix's 'Narcos' Starring Wagner Moura And Boyd Holbrook

Sep 2nd, 2015 5:09pm

By swell: Carell and Colbert

The Oscars Are Going To Try Going With 2 Hosts Again

Sep 2nd, 2015 5:09pm

By Anette: As a writer for whom Christopher Nolan has been a huge inspiration, and as a Norwegian, I'm surprised to find that the original approach to…

Watch: Video Essay Compares Christopher Nolan And Erik Skjoldbjærg's 'Insomnia' Side-By-Side

Sep 2nd, 2015 5:06pm

By Marshall: Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill

The Oscars Are Going To Try Going With 2 Hosts Again

Sep 2nd, 2015 4:50pm