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Getting a Career Writing About Film/TV

Almost Famous

More and more frequently these days, my colleagues and I receive these questions from listeners/readers: How do I get a job writing about film or television? How do I build up an online presence and get myself noticed?

I don’t really know how to answer these questions — but fortunately, I know some very smart people who do. I invited Alison Willmore from Buzzfeed and Joanna Robinson from Vanity Fair to join me for a bonus /Filmcast episode, in which we discussed our diverse career paths. We discussed we do for a living, how we got the jobs we have, what advice we’d have for those starting out, and what we’d do differently if we had the chance.

In my opinion, Alison and Joanna are two of the smartest, most observant people in the industry right now. I hope you’ll benefit from their knowledge and experience, as I have. Hit the jump to download and listen to the podcast.
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What would Evangeline Lilly look like as the Wasp? Does Kevin Smith have an opinion about Ronda Rousey as Captain Marvel? Has the Constantine episode of Arrow started shooting? What big change might be coming for May in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 3? Which new villain shows up in The Flash Season 2 promo? Want to peek inside Storm’s apartment in X-Men: Apocalypse? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

Lost City of Z cast

After years of development and quite a lot of uncertainty, the film adaptation of David Grann‘s book The Lost City of Z is now shooting, with James Gray directing and Charlie Hunnam in the lead role of Percy Fawcett, who vanished in the 1920s while searching for the fabled El Dorado, the city of gold in the Amazon which had captivated explorers for decades.

We’ve known most of the cast, which also features Sienna Miller and Robert Pattinson, for a while. but the start of production announcement also brings the news that Tom Holland, Marvel’s future Spider-Man, seen above in Ron Howard’s In the Heart of the Sea, will have a role as well. Read More »

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General Zod sure looked dead in that Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer, but don’t assume his story is over quite yet. Michael Shannon has confirmed he’ll be back for the upcoming movie — and not only that, he’ll have a new look that involves flippers for hands. Wait, what? Read Shannon’s comments on the Batman v Superman Zod flippers after the jump.  Read More »

‘Hellions’ Trailer: New Demons Haunt Halloween

Hellions trailer

Canadian director Bruce McDonald has been making weird movies and TV shows for a long time; his 1991 film Highway 61 is a personal fave, as are the 1998 series Twitch City and the 2008 thriller Pontypool. His latest film is Hellions, in which a few people have probably their worst-ever Halloween night when demonic little trick-or-treaters show up on their doorstep. The Hellions trailer has some very odd Halloween sights; have a look below.  Read More »

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We don’t know much about Lupita Nyong’o‘s character in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And we might not learn anymore about her role until we see the movie. Even with “Force Friday” quickly approaching, the actress believes we won’t see Maz Kanata until we see the character on the big screen in the film.

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In a world of kid-friendly CG animations, Hell and Back stands out as an R-rated, stop-motion endeavor. T.J. Miller and Nick Swardson lead the irreverent voice cast as Augie and Remy, who must journey into the underworld to rescue their buddy Curt (Rob Riggle).

Once there, they encounter all manner of colorful characters including a devious demon voiced by Mila Kunis, a sexy angel voiced by Susan Sarandon, and the Devil himself, voiced by Bob OdenkirkDanny McBrideMichael Peña, and Jennifer Coolidge also lend their voices to the project. Watch the Hell and Back red-band trailer after the jump. Read More »

Miles Teller in Whiplash

Fantastic Four was an undeniable low point in Miles Teller‘s career, but he’s already brushing himself off and moving on with an intriguing new role. He’s in talks to star in Thank You For Your Service, a PTSD drama from American Sniper writer Jason Hall. Get details on the Miles Teller Thank You For Your Service casting after the jump.  Read More »

‘Goonies’ House Shut Down by Angry Owner

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The house from the 1980’s Richard Donner-directed Steven Spielberg-produced classic The Goonies has been shut down by the property owner after she was sent over the edge by movie fans.

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