Meryl Streep Gives Tokyo Festival Bright and Breezy Start

Meryl Streep got the Tokyo International Film Festival off to an early start on Monday with warm words for Japan, her eccentric character and film director Stephen Frears. Streep stars in Frears’  “Florence Foster Jenkins,” which opens the Tokyo Festival on Tuesday. A meet-the-press session also touched on feminism and American politics, but didn’t delve… Read more »

‘Westworld’ Star Jimmi Simpson on Evan Rachel Wood, Plot Secrets, and Why Logan Is Such a Jerk

Four episodes into “Westworld,” Jimmi Simpson’s William is the character most easy to empathize with. A sensitive guy with a taste for adventure, but not for the seedier aspects of the fictional, anything-goes theme park he finds himself in, William is who most “Westworld” viewers probably imagine they would be if they were in the… Read more »

‘Walking Dead’ Season 7: Negan’s Victim Finally Revealed (SPOILERS)

Spoiler alert: Do not read until you’ve watched the Season 7 premiere of “The Walking Dead,” titled “The Day Will Come When You Won’t Be.” Oh my god! They killed Glenny! Perhaps it’s not appropriate to greet the death of one of “The Walking Dead’s” oldest and most beloved characters with a cheap “South Park” pun, but… Read more »

‘The Walking Dead’ Season 7 Premiere: Negan’s Victim Revealed In Bloody Opener

SPOILER ALERT: This article contains details of tonight’s Season 7 premiere of The Walking Dead.
They said someone important would die and tonight we found out just who – eventually, anyway. Moving around in time, TWD tonight actually started with focus on a conflict between Negan and Rick Grimes occurring after the villain had killed one of the survivors. Prolonging the controversial cliffhanger that ended last season, viewers had to wait until after the second…


‘Westworld’ Recap: At the Rabbit Hole’s Edge

Last week, “Westworld” gave us its first “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” reference. “Alice” is an easy touchstone, but an apt one for this show — a story about an innocent girl wandering through a strange and frightening unreality. There was no live reading from “Alice” this week, but it certainly feels after watching “Dissonance Theory”… Read more »

Warner Bros. Chief Tells Employees to ‘Stay Focused’ During Time Warner Sale to AT&T

Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara told employees of the film and television studio that Time Warner’s upcoming sale to AT&T will better position the company for growth and said he was “excited” about the deal. “This transaction significantly accelerates the next stage in our evolution and promises to make all the great content we create… Read more »

Iran and Turkey Dominate Asia Pacific Screen Awards Nominations

Two films each from Iran and from Turkey are nominated for best picture at the 1oth edition of the Asia Pacific Screen Awards. “Daughter” and “Muhammad: Messenger of God” from Iran will compete with Turkey’s “Cold of Kalandar” and Ember,” along with Russia’s “The Student.” A total of 39 films receive nominations across all the… Read more »

Benedict Cumberbatch To Host ‘Saturday Night Live’ November 5

Saturday Night Live is getting a superpowered guest for its final show before the 2016 election, with Doctor Strange star Benedict Cumberbatch hosting the Novemeber 5 episode with musical guest Solange Knowles. NBC announced the news during last night’s Tom Hanks-hosted episode of SNL.
The show is off for Halloween weekend, following a stretch of four episodes since the season premiere last…


This Week’s SATURDAY SHORTS: Angel Hunting Hobos, Ghosts, and Michael Jai White Being Awesome!

As They Continue To Fall; A Film By Vera Vaughn; Michael Jai White: Kills Movie Killers; Backtrack; Don’t Do It!

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Hello ladies and gentlemen, Muldoon here with a fun lineup of some solid short films I think you might want to check out. “Muldoon! It’s Sunday, you crazy sexy beast – what’s the meaning of this SATURDAY program popping up on a Sunday?” Apologies folks, sometimes life happens – though rest assured the films below are well worth the wait as they’re kind of perfect for getting into the spirit of the season, what with ghosts and killing things and all. Last weekend I was actually out in Los Angeles doing what I preach here (almost) weekly… going out and making something you think is cool – in my case handling some ADR for my own no budget feature. The bulk of all the shorts I’ve had the privilege of screening here weren’t slices of “we’ll make money off this,” more like “I’m passionate and want to make something, becuase no one else is simply going to make it for me.” One thing’s for certain, whether you dig every single film I screen here (I think we’re at 700 right now?) or not, the filmmakers who bring their films here to screen are movie lovers and have taken that step forward from simply watching a film and saying “Well, if I made that – it’d be better because….” and have actually done the dirty work of creating their own bits of art. Okay, that’s more than enough jibber jabber – let’s start watching some shorts, eh?
Go grab yourself some popcorn,

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