Several screenwriters took the classic advice "Write what you know" to heart, using inspiration from their own lives for a trio of semi-autobiographical tales in 2017 — namely, Lady Bird, The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) and The Big Sick.
True Crime showrunner Rene Balcer, also the longtime showrunner on Wolf's flagship Law & Order as well as spinoff Criminal Intent, already has a case in mind for season two: the Oklahoma City bombing of 1995. The bombing, carried out by Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols, left 168 dead and until Sept. 11 was the deadliest terrorist attack on U.S. soil.
What We Know So Far
We've seen a lot of absolutely gigantic blockbusters over the last five years, from the record-shattering performance of James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy to Peyton Reed's summer hit Ant-Man to Zack Snyder's Superman reboot Man of Steel, but none of them have been able to come anywhere close to the high bar set by James Cameron's Avatar. Released in December 2009, the film continues to hold the record as the highest-grossing movie of all time, pulling in $2.782 billion worldwide. We have been patiently waiting for sequels to arrive ever since, and while the filmmaking team behind the franchise has been taking its time, they have some absolutely gigantic plans for the future.
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slew of promotional images for Maze Runner: The Death Cure have been released online, coupled with a tease that the film’s first trailer will be hitting the web very soon. The third installment in theMaze Runner saga will close out the film adaptation of the thriller novels from James Dashner when it hits theaters early next year.
With a 7.5 imDb rating, this new intriguing film promises to tug at viewers heartstrings and deliever a eye catching experience. Toronto film review reports that this movie centers around the lives two main characters that never intersect, almost to the point where it feels like two short stories that are barely tethered together. This is a risky narrative strategy, to say the least, but it also reveals the depth of Newton’s commitment: He wants the audience to understand these two women completely — their jobs, their families, their turbulent emotional states — before they get to know each other. By the time that finally happens, the stakes are extraordinarily high and the performances, by Julianne Nicholson and Emma Roberts, have a combined power that wouldn’t have been possible otherwise. Low-concept, modestly scaled indies are always a hard sell, but authentic passion and a steady accumulation of detail sets “Who We Are Now” apart.
IT makes A COMEBACK
New Line Cinema's horror thriller "IT," directed by Andy Muschietti ("Mama"), is based on the hugely popular Stephen King novel of the same name, which has been terrifying readers for decades. When children begin to disappear in the town of Derry, Maine, a group of young kids are faced with their biggest fears when they square off against an evil clown named Pennywise, whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries.
"The 2016 presidential election will be featured in the upcoming seventh season of the FX anthology series. AHS has evolved quite a bit over the years, from its stellar debut with Murder House, followed by Asylum and Coven, to Freak Show, Hotel and most recently, Roanoke. But never has the show been inspired by real-life events (at least that we know of), until Murphy announced that the latest chapter will be set amid the events of the 2016 U.S. election between Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton" (Lammers).
HBO has seen fit to adapt Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 into a new film, with Michael B. Jordan and Michael Shannon set to star.
Fahrenheit 451 is set in a future in which books are banned in favor of more immediate, mindless escapism, including massive television screens that take up entire walls. Creed star Jordan will play Guy Montag, a fireman whose job is burning contraband books rather than putting out fires.
"A sequel for Wreck-It Ralph is well-deserved after the first film grossed nearly $500 million worldwide and received positive reviews. Not only will a number of the cast members from the first film return, but director Rich Moore is also returning for the sequel. That said, it will be interesting to see how he evolves this concept from simply jumping from game to game to now exploring everything the internet has to offer"(Cooper Hood)
A&E has given a nine-episode series order to The Lowe Files, a docuseries that will follow Lowe and his two sons, Matthew and John Owen, around the country in search of various unsolved mysteries and folklore.
HBO’s new miniseries Big Little Lies is an A-list production would be a dramatic understatement. Starring Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, Laura Dern, and Zoë Kravitz as a quintet of mothers with major secrets, the show (which is based on the Liane Moriarty novel of the same name) packs major star power. It doesn’t hurt that it looks beautiful, too.
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