Christopher Nolan's film about J. Robert Oppenheimer potentially starring Cillian Murphy picked up by Universal. Conditions include: - $100 million budget - $100 million on marketing - Total creative control - Studio can't release another film 3 weeks before and 3 weeks after his film - Over 100 days in theaters - 20% of the first gross Denis Villeneuve says Marvel films are a cut and paste of each other and everyone gets mad.
Paramount pivots to streaming
RIP Michael K. Williams, Melvin Van Peebles and Norm MacDonald
What Have You Watched Lately?
Jeff's picks Brandon's views: (briefly)
Sex and the City Season 2 though 5,
Star Wars: Visions Ghost in the Shell
IMAX Blue Bayou
The Last Action Hero
Batman: Ninja (in-depth)
Dear Evan Hansen
The Matrix Resurrections
CSI: Vegas Belfast
A Journal For Jordan
Recently, the Film Blerds were asked to weigh in on 5 films and the accompanying cinematographers, the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) had announced for feature film, documentary and television cinematography. The ASC's choices represented the organization’s picks for THE MOST COMPELLING VISUAL FILMMAKING over the past 14 months.
The films are:
Mank - Erik Messerschmidt
The Trial of the Chicago 7 - Phedon Papamichael
Nomadland - James Joshua Richards
Cherry - Newton Thomas Sigel
News of the World - Dariusz Wolski
You should watch these films first, then come back and listen to this episode. See if you agree with the Blerds!
Paramount delays Jackass Forever, M:I-7 and Top Gun 2 to 2022. Venice and Telluride Film Festival reactions The Conjuring comic book?! James Gunn reveals that TDK is still alive and considers the upcoming Peacemaker show The Suicide Squad 2 during the live tweet along. CinemaCon highlights: First reactions form Ghostbuster: Afterlife Paramount shows off a stunt from M:I-7 and the first 13 minutes of Top Gun 2 WB unveils The Matrix 4 trailer and title Universal unveils the first trailer for Scott Derekison's The Black Phone, new Jurassic World: Dominion footage and Michael Bay's Ambulance.
The Return of the Rocketeer produced by Jessica and David Oyelowo with David potentially starring
The Expendables 4 Jungle Cruise 2
RIP Ed Asner
Spider-Man: No Way Home
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
A concise deep-dive look at movies (and some pop culture) by 2 of the Blerdiest guys around, your hosts, Brandon Norwood and Jeff Stewart!