Night School Sitcom Based on 2018 Film Snags NBC Pilot Order

Kevin Hart is re-enrolling in Night School at NBC’s behest. The Peacock net has placed a pilot order for a multi-cam sitcom based on the 2018 Universal comedy pic that starred Hart and Tiffany Haddish, neither of whom will appear in the TV adaptation. Hart, however, is on board as an exec producer. The Community-esque project […]

The Best and Worst Movies of the 2019 SXSW Film Festival

Well folks, the scooters have been cleared, the venues have been hosed, and SXSW has come to a close. On Friday, your humble correspondent shared a few thoughts on the festival’s non-fiction offerings; here are my impressions on the best and worst of the rest. (Jason Bailey / Flavorwire) TEEVEE SXSW was one of the […]

The Best and Worst Documentaries of the 2019 SXSW Film Festival

AUSTIN, TX: The 33rd annual SXSW Conference and Festivals is winding down this weekend — as is the 26th edition of the SXSW Film Festival, which your correspondent was lucky enough to spend the past week or so covering. I made an effort to split my viewing, as equally as possible, between the festival’s fiction […]

Oscars 2019 Best Picture winner: How Best Film vote works and Bohemian Rhapsody odds

In every other category at the Oscars, the nominee with the most votes wins. It sounds obvious. Except that since 2010 the voting rules for the biggest award of the night were changed. The Academy realised that if two major films polarised the vote, a third could sneak past, so they changed the rules. This […]

Bohemian Rhapsody DVD: Does Rami Malek sing? Meet the 'secret voice' behind Freddie film

It is an impossible task stepping into Freddie’s shoes as an entertainer, let alone a singer. At the Oscars on Sunday night, Adam Lambert will once again perform alongside Brian May and Roger Taylor, as he has done for some years now. However, his distinctive vocals are not used in the movie. A little known singer was […]

Bohemian Rhapsody DVD: Rami Malek thought THIS was a 'lost cause' in Freddie Mercury film

With hindsight, it would be easy to think that the movie was always certain to be a huge success. It is now the biggest drama and biopic of all time and looks set for Oscars glory next weekend. Yet, it took over ten years to reach the big screen, lost its director during filming and critics sharpened […]

BAFTAs 2019 Best Film winner: What won the biggest prize? Netflix movie Roma is victorious

Alfonso Cuarón is now comfortably on course for big Oscars success later this month after his acclaimed film Roma won Best Film at last night’s BAFTAs. Cuarón also scooped Best Director, beating Yorgos Lanthimos, Spike Lee, Bradley Cooper and Paweł Pawlikowski. In Best Film, it defeated BlacKkKlansman, The Favourite, Green Book and A Star Is […]

The Best and Worst Movies of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival

The Sundance Film Festival closed up shop yesterday, ending 11 days of premieres, competition, and deal-making — and leaving festival-goers and critics to contemplate the independent, foreign, and documentary films that will likely dominate those landscapes for the months to come. Your film editor was among them, and I came away with a strange sense […]

The original Ghostbusters franchise is getting a new film in 2020

Enlarge / Who ya gonna call? Three of the four original Ghostbusters: Bill Murray, the late Harold Ramis, and Dan Ackroyd. (credit: Columbia Pictures) Fire up your proton packs, people, because there’s going to be another Ghostbusters movie from Sony Pictures, according to Entertainment Weekly. Jason Reitman (Juno, Thank You For Smoking) will direct the […]