On today’s edition of the HOLLYWOOD INSIDER, Dean on the Scene talks to John David Washington. The Morehouse grad got his acting by playing a small role in the biopic “Malcolm X” working with director Spike Lee. Twenty-five years later, he not only stars in the HBO drama “Ballers” but he’s also working with Spike Lee once again in the new Focus Features film “BlacKkKsman”. Based on a true story, the movie follows Ron Stallsworth, a newly minted Colorado Springs detective who sets out to infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. I sat down with J.D. to talk about playing Ron on the big screen and playing football again on the small screen.
Carrie Fisher’s Leia Organa will appear in Star Wars: Episode IX through the use of previously unseen footage from Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Shooting on Episode IX begins on August 1st.
A new teaser for Star Wars: The Last Jedi aired during the final game of this year’s World Series.
It’s edited in such a way as to move Rey away from Kylo Ren – an edit in the last trailer that had fans thinking that maybe she was about to be seduced away from the light.
Also, the porg made the cut (he’s a wookie, she’s a porg – together… they solve crimes!).
Star Wars: The Last Jedi premieres on December 15th.
Luke knowing when to be scared; blade on blade action with Captain Phasma; a new character on the Millennium Falcon, an apparent mother/son face-off; and a potential team-up of the least likely duo.
Yup, it’s the new trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi – and it definitely stokes the fires of ‘gotta see that’ in fans of both Star Wars and Rian Johnson.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens on December 15th.
Steven Soderberg returns from four years of retirement with a film about a couple good ole boy brothers who decide to rob NASCAR’s Coca-Cola 600.
Logan Lucky stars Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Riley Keough and introduces Daniel Craig as Joe Bang. It opens on August 18th.
Two Christian missionaries set out to find their mentor in fuedal Japan – where Christianty is forbidden and their mere presence in the country could find them sentenced to death.
Martin Scorsese’s Silence stars Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver and Liam Neeson. Silence will be in theaters in January, 2017. The trailer follows the jump.
While We’re Young may not be Noah Baumbach’s best film (I can’t quite decide between Margot at the Wedding, Frances Ha and The Squid and the Whale), but it is certainly his most enjoyable – and commercially viable.
It’s the story of a fortysomething couple who begin hanging around with a twentysomething couple and learning some things about themselves.
There’s something awfully familiar about this teaser – something that tickles the back of my mind; something that feels just so correct.
Between moments of nostalgic wistfulness and current action – and the appearance of a couple of old friends – the new teaser for Star Wars The Force Awakens is a perfect balance of everything we loved about the original trilogy. Check it out after the jump.
John Boyega in a Stromtrooper’s armor? In a desert? An upside-down Millenium Falcon in a dogfight? X-Wing fighters?
Oh, yeah! Star Wars is back, baby! Check it out after the jump.
This Is Where I Leave You finds four siblings reuniting with their mother for their father’s funeral. The mother insists they sit shiva for him – which means seven days of dysfunction. It’s a plot we’ve seen quite a bit in the last year, but thanks to a terrific cast and surprisingly nuanced direction from Shawn Levy, it’s what August Osage County could have been.