For The Movies: An Interview With Indie Filmmaker Robert S. Evans

By Dennis R. Upkins The late Steve Jobs had a very famous quote, “Stay hungry. Stay foolish.”  What he meant by this is to never rest on your laurels, and always push yourself to evolve and improve. Do or be willing to keep trying to accomplish the very feats that people say cannot be done. […]

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John Wick: Chapter 3 Passes $300M at Worldwide Box Office, Keanu Reeves Franchise hits $500M

APPOCALYPSE | BY DIVIJ SONAK | JULY 1, 2019 Keanu Reeves is on a roll. His recent endeavor John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum has achieved a huge milestone. In the weekend gone by, John Wick 3 passed $300 million at the worldwide box office. It added $3.1 million over the weekend to take its North American total to […]

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The Dark Tower Is Finally a Go at Amazon as a New Gunslinger Arises

Gizmodo | Germain Lussier | March 21, 2019 The movie version of The Dark Tower fled across our memories, and the new Amazon television show followed in its path. But some news today has refreshed our excitement once more. After months of rumors and speculation, Deadline now reports that Amazon has cast Sam Strike (Nightflyers) as the new Roland Deschain, aka the Gunslinger, […]

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Directing by Algorithm for Netflix: Cary Fukunaga

This interview excerpt with award-winning director Cary Fukunaga (Beasts of No Nation, True Detective, Maniac, Bond 25) is yet another example of how valuable our collective viewing data is to Netflix, and why other studios are looking to create their own streaming channels (the only way that they can obtain such valuable data). Like Beasts, Maniac will stream […]

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Late Night Q&A with Emma Thompson and Mindy Kaling

The following questions about Amazon Studios’ Late Night are answered by Oscar®-winning actress Emma Thompson and Emmy-nominated actress and writer Mindy Kaling. You can also navigate to each question using the chapters feature on the video’s lower right corner. 0:01 What did you like most about the script? 0:34 What is the story about? 0:48 […]

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Bond 25: Ian Fleming’s Writing Process

In anticipation of Bond 25, the studio is releasing some great background material which I’ll be posting here – starting with information on how Ian Fleming put words to the page while writing his James Bond books at Goldeneye, his Jamaican home on the beach near Ocho Rios. “I get up with the birds, which […]

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Taika Waititi’s Akira versus John Wick on May 21, 2021

According to Deadline, Warner Bros has moved Akira, directed by Thor Ragnarock’s Taika Waititi, from a May 14, 2021 release date to May 21, 2021 which will put it head-to-head with John Wick: Chapter Four. The movie is based on the very popular Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Katsuhiro Otomo and was introduced to U.S. audiences […]

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The Canine Jiujitsu of John Wick Chapter Three – Parabellum

In the latest John Wick instalment, John Wick: Chapter Three – Parabellum, director Chad Stahelski brought the movie’s unique flavor of action design to its canine cast. It began with finding the right animal trainer – Andrew Simpson from Instinct – Animals for Film. Andrew is best known for training the dire wolves in Game […]

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