Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...

The Playlist

Casting: Spike Jonze To Guest On 'Girls,' Emily Ratajkowski Joins Zac Efron In ‘We Are Your Friends’ & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • July 31, 2014 2:50 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
Emily Ratajkowski
While rightly celebrated for his films, Spike Jonze is also an ace actor, who excels and showing up in small roles and knocking them out of the park. His turn as a penny stock mover and shaker in Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf Of Wall Street" was memorable stuff, as was his brief appearance in Bennett Miller's "Moneyball."

Simon West Lines Up New Project With The Who, Says He Would Make 'Con Air 2' If It Took Place "In Space"

  • By Cain Rodriguez
  • |
  • July 31, 2014 9:00 AM
  • |
  • 2 Comments
Simon West
When your directorial debut is “Con Air,” that one-time TNT staple with Nicolas Cage sporting a sweet mullet, you’re pretty much guaranteed to continue working in that lower-tier Jerry Bruckheimer mold. Director Simon West, however, seems intent on bucking that trend with a very curious project.

Oscar Isaac Will Lead David Simon’s Civil Rights HBO Miniseries, Elle Fanning Steps Into A 'Storm' And More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • July 30, 2014 4:52 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
Inside Llewyn Davis
Earlier this year, it was reported that David Simon — the man behind "The Wire" and "Treme" — was writing an HBO miniseries biopic about Martin Luther King Jr. Whether that project is still going or perhaps shifted directions is unclear, but Simon has a new project coming on HBO, with similar thematic matter, and it sounds great.

Casting: Paul Dano Eyes 'War And Peace,' Iggy Azalea Joins 'Fast & Furious 7' And More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • July 30, 2014 10:00 AM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
It's probably not a total shock that a miniseries adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s doorstop "War And Peace" is being described as "the most ambitious event series ever made for the BBC." But it is interesting to see some of the actors being sought. Paul Dano and Lily James have been offered roles in the production, with the former eyed for "Pierre Bezukhov, the awkward illegitimate son who rises in society but leads a tumultuous life as he seeks to overcome his emotions" and the latter as Natasha Rostova, who falls in love with him. The plan is for this one to air in 2015 in the UK, so expect things to start coming together soon.

Even Though It's Going Online, You'll Still Have To Watch 'Community' Season 6 One Episode At A Time, Each Week

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • July 28, 2014 4:29 PM
  • |
  • 2 Comments
Community
While Yahoo has been producing modest amounts of exclusive video content (such as the underseen faux reality series "Burning Love"), the tech giant is set to challenge the likes of Netflix and Amazon in the "prestige tv" sweepstakes . At the end of June, Yahoo swooped in and saved "Community" from disappearing forever by ordering up a sixth season, and it wasn't long before movie talks emerged. But will the company squander its most high profile programming asset by presenting it in a week-to-week schedule that viewers (especially online) have long abandoned?

"Gritty" 'Daredevil' Coming To Netflix May 2015, ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Animated Series In The Works

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • July 28, 2014 11:27 AM
  • |
  • 1 Comment
Guardians Of The Galaxy
The Marvel-verse continues to expand and all you can do is get out of the way. And while Marvel has their next batch of movies planned through 2019, their current baby is this week's "Guardians Of The Galaxy" (our review). A sequel is already set for 2017, and it looks like they are feeling confident enough audiences will want even more, a small screen version of the heroes is in the works.

Recap: 'The Leftovers,' Season 1, Episode 5 'Gladys'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • July 27, 2014 11:00 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
Ann Dowd and Amy Brenneman in "The Leftovers"
Loyalty is a bond that can be stronger than blood ties, but creating that connection requires a careful balance of trust and vulnerability to show that you can be both sensitive and stoic to the needs of someone else. But loyalty can also be dangerous, and that becomes clear in "The Leftovers' " fifth episode "Gladys," where we witness in rather chilling fashion how and why the Guilty Remnant stay so devoted to their cause even in the wake of horrific acts.

Watch: New Teaser For Steven Soderbergh's 'The Knick' Has Hard Numbers

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • July 27, 2014 11:20 AM
  • |
  • 2 Comments
The Knick
If you've been paying attention at all to Comic-Con coverage this weekend, or in fact to the recent history of mainstream film, you know that the name of the game for studios is building expansive, sequel-ready worlds for total audience immersion. These films usually involve as much expensive, fantastical spectacle as possible. But as the latest promo for "The Knick" proves, turn of the century New York City can be every bit as absorbing as any far-fetched fantasia

Watch: 3-Minute Comic-Con Trailer For 'The Walking Dead' Season 5

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • July 25, 2014 4:35 PM
  • |
  • 3 Comments
The Walking Dead
Alright, time to be straight up honest here: even though it's one of the most popular shows on television right now, I have never watched an episode of "The Walking Dead." And for no real reason than I simply don't have time, and it's never managed to be one that interested me enough to catch up with it. So you tell me, should I make the effort?

Casting: Maude Apatow Joins 'Girls,' Uma Thurman Cooks Up 'Adam Jones' With Bradley Cooper & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • July 24, 2014 4:42 PM
  • |
  • 2 Comments
Kill Bill Vol. 2
Let's take a break from festivals and comic book news for a (brief) moment and pivot toward some casting that's going on. Uma Thurman is the latest to join the massive ensemble — Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Emma Thompson, Daniel Brühl, Riccardo Scamarcio, Lily James, Jamie Dornan and Alicia Vikander — in the John Wells directed "Adam Jones."

Email Updates

Recent Comments