Denis Villeneuve

Denis Villeneuve Is Still Wrapping His Head Around Why Blade Runner 2049 Underperformed

<i>Blade Runner 2049</i> was a critical darling, getting a largely raving reception, but audiences didn’t seem to reciprocate. The movie had lackluster …

Geek

Is This James Bond's Next 195mph Aston Martin?

Feeling flash, James?<p>While Bond 25 is still without a director, confirmed title or leading lady, 007's next ride might have just been unveiled and it …

Aston Martin

Denis Villeneuve on why Blade Runner 2049 tanked at the box office

<b>Blade Runner 2049</b> was by far this fall’s biggest box-office upset. A film that was almost unanimously praised by critics, but was a complete failure …

Science Fiction

Netflix tossed into Quebec maelstrom after inking $500 million deal with Trudeau

Netflix Inc. is getting a taste of Canadian identity politics.<p>Quebec’s political and media establishment is pummeling the American video-streaming …

Canadian News

Arrival is the Thanksgiving movie we need right now

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 05: Actor Amy Adams speaks onstage during the 21st Annual Hollywood Film Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on November …

Entertainment

Check Out This Menacing Alternate Blade Runner 2049 Studio Logo

An alternate logo treatment for <i>Blade Runner 2049</i> has been released – and it’s even more ominous than the version that was used. <i>Blade Runner 2049</i> had …

Science Fiction

2017's Top 10 Movie Turkeys

To all those Raindance admirers from across the pond getting their sweatpants ready for a Thanksgiving feast, here’s a list of 2017’s Top 10 Movie …

Movies

People aren't happy with Justice League's Rotten Tomatoes score

The most recent episode of Rotten Tomatoes' new movie-review series, See It/Skip It, opened not with a rave, nor a thumbs-down, but a semi-apology. …

Rotten Tomatoes

Denis Villeneuve Speculates Why BLADE RUNNER 2049 Underperformed At The Box Office

French-Canadian filmmaker Denis Villeneuve is just as confused as everyone else about Blade Runner 2049's disappointing box office run, but he …

Science Fiction

For 'Blade Runner 2049,' cinematographer Roger Deakins only had to film the future

“I jog on the beach every morning — except today because I had a hangover,” says Roger Deak-ins, on the morning after the world ‘premiere of “Blade Runner 2049.”<p>What’s Deakins also feeling besides post-celebratory? “Relief,” says the English cinematographer known for his breathtaking, painterly …

Cinematography

Empire Christmas Gift Guide 2017

Tech<p>Xbox One X<p>£449.95<br>4K gaming has a new champion. Released at the start of November, the Xbox One X deploys native 4K and HDR to provide detail good …

George R.R. Martin

The 15 Most Offensive Roles That DCEU Actors Want You To Forget

The DCEU has managed to gather a lot of big names for hits franchise and a lot of these actors have had active, successful careers before these films …

Ezra Miller

Blade Runner director Denis Villeneuve 'must not fear' Dune reboot

This year, the Canadian director was hailed for successfully bringing Ridley Scott's beloved Blade Runner to the 21st century.<p>Although the film did …

Movies

Denis Villeneuve's Blade Runner 2049: masterpiece or flop?

For a man who just directed a $155-million flop, Denis Villeneuve was remarkably calm.<p>On the phone from Los Angeles last week, the Quebec director …

Movies

2018 Oscar Predictions: Best Visual Effects

Many sequels are vying for Best VFX, from "Thor: Ragnarok" and "Blade Runner 2049" to "War for the Planet of the Apes." And then there's Netflix's …

Movies

Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Dune’ Will Be Directly From the Novel

“He who controls the spice controls the universe.”<p>If there was any doubt about the director <b>Denis Villeneuve</b> would approach with his adaption of <i>Dune</i> …

Science Fiction

10 Great Movies To Watch If You Liked “Twin Peaks”

Apart from other David Lynch creations such as “Mulholland Drive,” “Eraserhead, “Blue Velvet” or “Lost Highway,” there are not many films that …

TV

2018 Oscar Predictions: Best Production Design

Sci-fi epic "Blade Runner 2049" leads a competitive field this year.<p>While “Beauty and the Beast” and “The Shape of Water” are mighty competitors for …

Award Shows

Are spoilers really the worst thing ever, or are you just being a baby?

Bundle up — it’s spoiler season!<p>As fall comes to a close, TV dramas are unveiling their unexpected plot twists, tight-lipped movies are packing …

Entertainment

New Dune movie will take no cues from Lynch's version

David Lynch's <i>Dune</i>, though unsuccessful in theaters, has gained a more positive reputation over the years for its spectacular visuals and memorable …

David Lynch

'Blade Runner 2049' Director Denis Villeneuve Is Rebooting Another Classic Sci-Fi Novel

He says it won't draw on David Lynch's original film<p>Hot on the heels off his latest directorial project - that little-known film <i>Blade Runner 2049 -</i> …

Science Fiction

What the box office failure of Blade Runner 2049 tells us about the state of cinema

Posted on November 16, 2017<p><i>Despite being visually stunning with an all-star cast and cult following, Blade Runner 2049 is a loss-making epic in a</i> …

Movies

Villaneuve Promises Dune Will Be Nothing Like Lynch’s

In a new interview, filmmaker Denis Villeneuve gives serious props to David Lynch’s <i>Dune</i> adaptation — more than most Lynch fans may be willing to extend — but declares that his upcoming reboot won’t have any connection whatsoever to that ill-fated 1984 version. “I’m going back to the book, and going …

David Lynch

Featured Pro Portfolio: George Hull

George Hull is an acclaimed veteran in the film art industry, having created concepts and designs for iconic movies like <i>Forrest Gump</i>, <i>Star Wars EP8</i>,</i> …

Movies

The Birth of Spielbergian: Close Encounters of the Third Kind at 40

If I say “Spielbergian” to you, what do you see? A human face, agape with awe, staring at an alien, a dinosaur, or the Ark of the Covenant? Beams of …

Steven Spielberg

Denis Villeneuve on wanting to cast David Bowie: “He embodied the Blade Runner spirit”

Look, no one will ever forget the A-list cast for <i>Blade Runner 2049</i>. After all, it doesn’t get much better than Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Robin …

David Bowie

A Long Decade For Old Men

<i>I just have this feelin we’re looking at something we really aint never even seen before. –</i> Cormac MrCarthy, <i>No Country For Old Men</i><p>But, in one sense, …

Javier Bardem

Capsule reviews of feature films

AMERICAN MADE. 3 stars. Tom Cruise stars in this fun but heavily fictionalized portrait of Barry Seal, a drug smuggler who found himself at the …

Entertainment

'Blade Runner 2049' production designer finds the beauty in the bleak

Oscar-winning production designer Dennis Gassner is the veteran of nearly 30 films by many of the most respected directors in the world — the Coen brothers, Francis Ford Coppola, Peter Weir, Sam Mendes and Stephen Frears among them. Four decades into a film career, Gassner has a virtually unrivaled …

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5 Great Films Influenced By “The Dark Knight” That Aren’t Superhero Movies

Perhaps the most lauded superhero film ever, Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight set what many consider to be an unreachable bar for all that …

Batman