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Awesome News: Lost Scorsese films, new musicals, a reunion, a spinoff, and more!

Posted by Matthew on October 12, 2019
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Robert-Forster

All the news that is news or at least all the news that I found interesting. That’s called "curation" folks. Let’s dive right into what was going on this week, shall we?

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Awesome News: Jordan Peele is making more movies, Martin Scorsese has opinions about movies, Tom Holland maybe saved a movie​, and more.

Posted by Matthew on October 05, 2019
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Kenneth Branagh as Poirot

There wasn’t a ton of news I found totally interesting this week but Jordan Peele making more movies and Martin Scorsese having opinions about movies are certainly interesting tidbits. Let’s take a look.

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VIFF Review: Feminist Live Reads ‘Some Like It Hot’ has women playing men playing women (and totally rocks it)

Posted by Simon on October 01, 2019
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Feminist Live Reads: Some Like It Hot / VIFF 2019

Sitting comfortably alongside VIFF for a number of years, Feminist Live Reads reaches through the fourth wall to give an even more intimate experience to the moviegoer set. And their love letter tonight to ‘Some Like It Hot’ was part live theatre, part jazz performance, all brought together by some of the most versatile women you’ll ever hear tearing through Billy Wilder’s electric script.

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Awesome News: Spider-Man is back in the MCU, Kevin Feige Takes to the Stars War, VIFF 2019 is in full effect, the return of the trifecta, and more!

Posted by Matthew on September 28, 2019
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Spider-Man

There really is a whole lot of news each week, isn’t there? This week has seem some pretty big bombs drop such as Kevin Feige working on a Star Wars, VIFF starting up, Jurassic World 3 casting news, Jason Bateman directing news, Phoebe Waller-Bridge gets a truck load of cash from Amazon news, Batman news, Wes Anderson news, and Spider-man is back in the MCU news. Let’s dive right in!

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Heads up Vancouver: VIFF is coming!

Posted by Matthew on September 22, 2019
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Vancouver International Film Festival

Greetings local film lovers. The 2019 Vancouver International Film Festival is back for it’s 38th year and I will be attending again. I’m excited to immerse myself in the cinema of the world again and I’ll be reviewing films as I see them.

I’m also bringing you a sneak peak at some of the films, you can look for reviews of White Lie, Ursula Rydingsvard: Into Her Own, Assholes: A Theory coming up this week before the festival.

If you want to keep an eye on all the my coverage this year you can check out the VIFF 2019 tag here on Awesome Friday!. In the mean time consider joining the festival, there are a ton of great films playing and you can get tickets at the VIFF webpage.

Also, as always, if you like what you’re reading please consider becoming a patron and helping me keep doing it. Or at least click an ad or two. Every bit helps.

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See you at the movies!

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Awesome News: Saturn Awards, Creative Emmy Awards, Kung Fury, AppleTV+, Disney+, and more!

Posted by Matthew on September 21, 2019
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Kung Fury

Another week gone by, another literal ton of news to go over. Welcome to the third edition of Awesome News! This week we cover the Hugo Award and Creative Emmy Awards winners, Hailee Steinfeld joins Hawkeye, AppleTV+ launch date and price, Disney+ full launch day roster, a feature length Kung Fury is still happening, Michael Fassbender is working with Taika Waititi, and new movies from Funko Pops (yes, really) and M Night Shyamalan. No word on a collaboration between those two. Yet.

Anyway let’s get to it.

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Watch Jurassic World Short Film ‘Battle at Big Rock’ Now!

Posted by Matthew on September 16, 2019
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Battle at Big Rock

Remember we let you know that there would be a new short film based on Jurassic World coming from Colin Trevorrow this past weekend? Well it’s here and you can watch it now!

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Awesome News: Joker Wins Big at Venice, Rian Johnson Wants More Knives Out, HBO wants more Gemstones, and more

Posted by Matthew on September 14, 2019
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Joker

Hello again Awesome Friday readers. I’m glad you’ve both stuck around! It’s been another week and here are the highlights. And maybe some low-lights, depending who you are asking.

Just kidding they’re all highlights. There’s even a new dinosaur movie for you to watch this weekend!

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Awesome Friday: Iko Uwais in G.I. Joe, Sony & Marvel’s Spider-Powered Divorce, That New Batsuit Smell, & More

Posted by Matthew on September 07, 2019
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Iko Uwais / The Raid

Dear readers,

Yes, both of you. Here’s a new experiment to get me writing a bit again. Sans the time to write up each bit of movie news there is (guys there is so much news every week, it’s nuts) I’m going to try to keep a digest on a weekly basis. Hopefully this works and hopefully you like it. Let’s hop right to it, shall we?

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‘Star Wars Episode IX’ Cast Announced, Carrie Fisher to return (but not with CGI)

Posted by Matthew on July 28, 2018
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LucasFilm has announced the cast for the next instalment in the Skywalker saga General Leia’s story isn’t quite over yet.

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The Magic Kingdom takes another step towards complete cultural dominance: Disney/Fox merger is approved.

Posted by Matthew on July 27, 2018
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Well, it’s happened.

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Huh: David Leitch in talks to direct remake of ‘Enter the Dragon’ because nothing is sacred

Posted by Matthew on July 25, 2018
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Warner Bros. is trying, not for the first time, to remake the classic film. Because of course they are.

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Awesome: Every Tom Cruise Run Ever

Posted by Matthew on July 25, 2018
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Tom Cruise Running

If there’s one thing Tom Cruise is famous for it’s being a dedicated and generous performer who will put his body on the line to make sure that you, the moviegoers, are entertained. If there are two things he is famous for they are that and that he’s a high-ranking member of what is widely considered to be a cult. If there are three things, they’re all and running in the movies. So here’s video of every Tom Cruise Run ever, which is probably the best way to get ready for Mission: Impossible – Fallout this coming weekend.

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Awesome: ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ is getting 12 new episodes!

Posted by Matthew on July 19, 2018
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Star Wars: The Clone Wars

San Diego Comic Con is under way which means there is going to be more news flying around than I could ever keep up with, but here’s some great news for Star Wars fans: The Clone Wars is getting new episodes!

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The ‘Overlord’ trailer is here to melt your eyeballs

Posted by Matthew on July 19, 2018
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Julius Avery, with backing from JJ Abrams, has made a nazi zombie movie. Let’s take a look!

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