Long Form Content In A Short Form World

We want to go deep. I just spend 95 minutes listening to Howard Stern interview Sarah Jessica Parker and I didn’t hear the whole thing. How did he keep my interest in a short attention span economy? That’s a lie. We’ve just got incredible shit detectors. We want nothing but great, we’ve got endless time […]

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Krampus writers to pen GODZILLA 2 for Legendary!

Krampus’ Michael Dougherty and Zach Shields will script Legendary’s giant monster sequel!

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Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. Krampus was pretty damn great. It ticked off so many personal favorites… holiday horror, kids in peril, Weta Workshop monsters, pitch black humor… Trick R Treat checks many of those boxes, too. What I’m saying is I think Michael Dougherty and I have very similar tastes, so the news of him (and his Krampus partner in crime Zach Shields) stepping up to pen the next Godzilla film for Legendary is pretty darn swell.
I really enjoyed the first film, but it really does suffer from the very Godzilla-movie problem of having cool monsters and humans you just plain don’t give a shit about. The opening with Bryan Cranston is gold, but then it just kind of settles into boring characters filling up space between cool big monster destruction.
Doughtery and Shields have done some very entertaining character work and that’s the element I really hope they bring to the sequel.
Variety’s scoop on this news mentions that Legendary is setting up a writers room for Legendary’s big monster shared universe and that it’s possible Dougherty and Shields will be a part of that as well. No matter what, I’m sure you’ll be seeing some pretty big nods to Kong in the Godzilla sequel, which I hear will be going a more Destroy All Monsters route anyway.
So, good news all around. The first film is good, this one could be frickin’ stellar.
-Eric Vespe”Quint” quint@aintitcool.com Follow Me On Twitter

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NBCUniversal Names Winners Of The 2016 Short Film Festival

NBCUniversal held its 11th annual Short Film Festival last night to honor its eight finalist, with Oscar nominee Henry Hughes emerging as the night’s big winner, as he took home three of the seven awards. Hughes won for Best Director, Best Drama, and the Audience Award for his drama Day One, which is inspired by a true story of a translator’s first day with a US Army unit. In addition to the awards, Hughes nabbed a development meeting with Universal and a $10K cash grant…

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Common – “Home” (Feat. Bilal)

Common - "Home" (Feat. Bilal)Common’s new album Black America Again is arriving in a couple of weeks. We’ve already heard the Stevie Wonder-featuring anti-police brutality title track, and now he’s shared another new one called “Home,” one of four songs on the record featuring neo-soul singer Bilal. “Your staff will be a microphone,” Common raps over an old-school … More »

‘Nashville’ Season 5 Promo: Connie Britton, Hayden Panettiere & More

“We all break. That’s what makes us human,” says Connie Britton’s Rayna Jaymes. So begins the first promo for Nashville Season 5 dropped today by CMT.
In the clip we see shots of Britton, along with stars Hayden Panettiere, Charles Esten, Chris Carmack, Clare Bowen, Lennon Stella, and Sam Palladio.
Nashville Season 5 returns with a two-hour premiere January 5 on CMT.
Check out the video clip…

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Bruce Beresford to Direct Anton Dvorak Biopic ‘Song for Anna’

Bruce Beresford, director of “Driving Miss Daisy” and “Tender Mercies,” is attached to helm the Anton Dvorak biopic “A Song for Anna.” Beresford will direct from Ronald Parker’s original screenplay about the tumultuous life and romances of the Czech composer, culminating in 1890s America when he championed African-American music and the early sounds of ragtime,… Read more »

Here’s Stranger Things’ Finn Wolfhard Covering Mac DeMarco

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 31:  Actor Finn Wolfhard of "Stranger Things" attends the BUILD Series at AOL HQ on August 31, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)Actor/viral content machine/human kid Finn Wolfhard, who plays Mike Wheeler on the endless fount of content known as Stranger Things, occasionally posts clips of himself playing guitar on Twitter. We’ve previously posted about him covering Nirvana’s “Lithium,” and now he’s covered Mac DeMarco’s “Salad Days,” which is even more in our wheelhouse, so we’re … More »

Josh Gad Joins Johnny Depp in ‘Murder on the Orient Express’

Josh Gad has signed on for Fox’s star-studded “Murder on the Orient Express,” joining Johnny Depp, Daisy Ridley, Judi Dench, Michelle Pfeiffer, Michael Pena, and “Hamilton” star Leslie Odom Jr. Gad will portray Hector MacQueen, a nervous, skittish man who drinks too much. He’s gifted with languages and works as an assistant/translator to Depp’s Ratchett character…. Read more »