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Oliver Jackson-Cohen on the Lessons Learned From Making ‘Faster’ with Dwayne Johnson

October 15, 2020 SHARE TWEET  – Not every project will pan out the way you hope, but the value of a good learning experience can still make those misfires very worth while, and that’s how Oliver Jackson-Cohen looks back on Faster.  The 2010 release stars Dwayne Johnson as “Driver,” an ex-con determined to avenge
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‘Bly Manor’: Peter Was Originally More Villainous Until Oliver Jackson-Cohen Was Cast

October 10, 2020 SHARE TWEET [Editor’s note: The following contains spoilers through the season finale of The Haunting of Bly Manor, “The Beast in the Jungle.”] Some stories may call for a mustache-twirling bad guy who’s evil through and through, but that’s not what interests Oliver Jackson-Cohen, and his dedication to highlighting the human qualities
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Production Designer Nathan Crowley Goes Deep on Crafting the Worlds of ‘Interstellar’, ‘Tenet’ and More

July 31, 2020 SHARE TWEET Production design is a somewhat “hidden” element of filmmaking, but it’s one that far too many people take for granted. Everything you see on screen – the location, the sets, the vehicles, the props – were specifically crafted by the film’s production designer and art department, and for films like
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Dakota Fanning Chronicles Her Journey from ‘I Am Sam’ to ‘War of the Worlds’ to ‘The Alienist’

July 19, 2020 SHARE TWEET  – Often with interviews, I’m so hyper focused on one particular movie or show that it can be easy to overlook how much variety someone has in their filmography, like Dakota Fanning. Since jump starting her career at just seven-years-old with I Am Sam, Fanning’s amassed an impressive amount
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Collider Connected: Chiwetel Ejiofor Breaks Down What Makes Mordo So Different from His ‘Old Guard’ Character

July 15, 2020 SHARE TWEET  – If you’ve seen Netflix’s The Old Guard and responded like I did, you probably want all the Old Guard talk you can get right now and we’ve certainly got you covered in that department. Not only do we have an episode of Collider Connected with director Gina Prince-Bythewood, but now
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Collider Connected: Gina Prince-Bythewood Breaks Down Netflix’s ‘The Old Guard’ & Crafting Kick-Ass Action

July 13, 2020 SHARE TWEET — Gina Prince-Bythewood has been quietly kicking ass in Hollywood for decades. Spike Lee even dubbed the Love & Basketball and Beyond the Lights filmmaker “The Quiet Storm”. But with her latest film, the new Netflix Original The Old Guard, the filmmaker brings the ass-kicking to the forefront in an action-packed adaptation of Greg
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‘The Old Guard’: Does That Ending Mean We’re Getting a Sequel?

July 12, 2020 SHARE TWEET [Editor’s note: The following contains spoilers for The Old Guard.] How about that The Old Guard ending, eh? Netflix’s latest A-list action movie stars Charlize Theron as Andromache, the leader of an immortal group of mercenaries trying to fight for good over the centuries, and as we find out late in the film, they’re
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Hailee Steinfeld Explains Why ‘Dickinson’ and ‘Edge of Seventeen’ Were Game-Changers

July 10, 2020 SHARE TWEET  – Hailee Steinfeld burst onto the scene back in 2010 with her Academy Award nominated performance in True Grit and, ever since, it’s been an absolute thrill watching her continue to bring her immense talent from one project to the next while expanding her range in the process. Since
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Mary Steenburgen on ‘Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist’ and Her Incredible Songwriting Awakening

July 8, 2020 SHARE TWEET  – It’s quite the challenge to cap a conversation at 40 minutes when you’re talking to someone like Mary Steenburgen. Not only does she have a filmography loaded with stellar titles, but her journey in the industry is also packed with wildly inspiring and downright incredible experiences. There was
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Exclusive: Damon Lindelof Explains How (and When) They Came Up With the ‘Lost’ Finale Idea

July 2, 2020 SHARE TWEET – One of the unfair criticisms lobbied against Lost during and after its tenure was that its creators were “making it up as they went along.” For one, “making it up” is how TV is made and we’ve seen time and again that having a set-in-stone roadmap isn’t a guarantee
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On ‘Harley Quinn,’ Lex Luthor Is a Person of Color—and Giancarlo Esposito Loves Playing Him

June 30, 2020 SHARE TWEET – The DC Universe series Harley Quinn has made one of its trademarks some truly brilliant voice-casting, from Tony Hale as Doctor Psycho to Sanaa Lathan as Catwoman to Christopher Meloni as Commissioner Gordon. But perhaps one of its greatest coups is bringing in one of TV’s greatest on-screen villains
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‘Better Call Saul’ EP Peter Gould on the Show’s Origins, Season 5, and Planning for the End

June 29, 2020 SHARE TWEET Having recently wrapped its phenomenal fifth season, I feel confident in saying that Better Call Saul has now surpassed Breaking Bad in quality. That’s not to denigrate Breaking Bad—one of the best TV shows ever made—but to single out just how incredible this “prequel series” has become, and how compelling
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Collider Connected: Watch Our Exclusive LIVE Interview with Kenneth Branagh Today at 9:15am PT

June 10, 2020 SHARE TWEET  – Over the past few months, we’ve been offering our readers a number of in-depth video interviews with filmmakers and performers via our Collider Connected series, and we have another exciting announcement to make. Today at 12:15pm ET/9:15am PT Kenneth Branagh will be joining us for a live episode
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Billy Porter Says His Audrey II in ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ Will Be “All of the Things!”

May 29, 2020 SHARE TWEET – Can you imagine better casting for the role of Audrey II in the upcoming Little Shop of Horrors movie than Billy Porter? I certainly can’t, and I say as much in the clip above from an upcoming episode of Collider Connected. In celebration of the FX series Pose –
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Paul Feig to Direct Netflix YA Adaptation ‘The School for Good and Evil’

May 28, 2020 SHARE TWEET Filmmaker and close personal Zoom friend of the site Paul Feig is taking his talents to Netflix. The A Simple Favor director will helm The School for Good and Evil, based on the best-selling YA novel—part one of a six-part series—by author Soman Chainani. David Magee (Mary Poppins Returns) and
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‘For All Mankind’ Season 2: Ronald D. Moore Reveals What it’s About and Teases Season 3

May 28, 2020 SHARE TWEET One of my favorite shows on any streaming service is the Apple TV+ series For All Mankind. Created by Ronald D. Moore (who previously developed the Battlestar Galactica reboot), the series takes place in an alternate history where the global space race of the 1960’s never ended. In this alt
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‘Outlander’ Creator Ronald D. Moore on the Toughest Casting Choice He Had to Make

May 27, 2020 SHARE TWEET – Who knew that the Starz time travel period drama Outlander would be a multi-season hit? Well, showrunner Ronald D. Moore was pretty confident about it. As the veteran TV producer with credits including Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Carnivale, and Battlestar Galactica explains to
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Exclusive: Akiva Goldsman on ‘Picard’ Season 2, ‘Fringe’, ‘Titans’ Season 3, ‘Ringworld’, and More

May 26, 2020 SHARE TWEET The other week I conducted an interview with Akiva Goldsman for our ongoing remote interview series Collider Connected. As you’ve hopefully seen in our previous episodes, Collider Connected allows us to go in-depth with our subjects due to the length of the conversations, and the discussion with Goldsman was no
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Exclusive: Paul Feig on ‘Freaks and Geeks’, ‘The Office’, ‘Ghostbusters’, ‘Love Life’, and Much More

May 25, 2020 SHARE TWEET  – Paul Feig has range. Drawing a straight line from Freaks and Geeks to A Simple Favor and Last Christmas may seem at first odd—these are disparate stories, tones, and even styles. But while Feig has worked within a number of different genres throughout his career, there’s a common
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Collider Connected: Watch Our Exclusive Live Interview with Ronald D. Moore Today at 11am PT

May 22, 2020 SHARE TWEET  – If you’re a science fiction or television fan, you know the name Ronald D. Moore. That’s because over the past thirty years, Moore has worked on many things that you love including Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: First Contact and Generations,
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David Leitch and Chad Stahelski Look Back on ‘The Matrix’ and ‘Speed Racer’, Tease ‘John Wick 4’

May 7, 2020 SHARE TWEET Last week I conducted a live interview with directors Chad Stahelski and David Leitch for our new series Collider Connected. As you’ve hopefully seen in our previous episodes, Collider Connected allows us to go in-depth with our subjects due to the length of the conversations, and this discussion with Stahelski and Leitch was
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‘John Wick 4’ Release Date Delayed a Full Year

May 1, 2020 SHARE TWEET We’re gonna have to wait quite a while longer for the next John Wick movie. Lionsgate announced today that it is shifting the John Wick 4 release date to May 27, 2022, nearly a full year after its previous release date of May 21, 2021. Keanu Reeves reprises his role
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Exclusive: ‘John Wick 4’ Release Date Update from Director Chad Stahelski

April 29, 2020 SHARE TWEET Lots of exciting updates were dropped during Collider Connected‘s latest interview with directors, producers, and stunt pros Chad Stahelski and David Leitch. Among the many hot updates was one regarding John Wick 4, the upcoming sequel in the very hot John Wick franchise. Like many other projects, Stahelski and his John Wick team are still
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Collider Connected: Will Forte Talks Quibi’s ‘Flipped’, ‘MacGruber’, ‘The Last Man on Earth’, and More

April 10, 2020 SHARE TWEET  – As you hopefully noticed over the past few weeks, we recently launched a new live interview series called Collider Connected, in which we conduct an interview live on our YouTube channel. Our inaugural guest was Oscar-winning composer Michael Giacchino (watch that here), and our second guest was two-time
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Will Forte Gives an Update on the ‘MacGruber’ TV Show; Hopes to Shoot This Fall

April 10, 2020 SHARE TWEET Get your throat-rippin’ hands ready, because the MacGruber TV show is very much in the works. For years, fans of the 2010 comedy MacGruber—one of the best comedies of the decade—have been clamoring for a sequel. Will Forte, Jorma Taccone and John Solomon, who made MacGruber, have also been trying
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Collider Connected: Watch Our Exclusive Live Interview with Joe Pantoliano Tuesday, April 14th

April 9, 2020 SHARE TWEET As you hopefully noticed over the past few weeks, we recently launched a new live interview series called Collider Connected, in which we conduct an interview live on our YouTube channel. Our inaugural guest was Oscar-winning composer Michael Giacchino (watch that here), our second guest was two-time Oscar-winning cinematographer Roger
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Collider Connected: Watch Our Exclusive Live Interview with Will Forte Today at 11am PT!

April 7, 2020 SHARE TWEET  – As you hopefully noticed over the past few weeks, we recently launched a new live interview series called Collider Connected, in which we conduct an interview live on our YouTube channel. Our inaugural guest was Oscar-winning composer Michael Giacchino (watch that here), and our second guest was two-time
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