Surviving ‘Babylon’ Unscathed with Star Jovan Adepo

Babylon, the latest epic from Whiplash director Damien Chazelle, tackles many issues about the golden era of Hollywood. Chief among them are issues dealing with blackface and the horrible way people of color, even celebrities, were treated within the industry.

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Discussing Old Hollywood with ‘Babylon’ Breakout Star Diego Calva

This Friday, the world is going to remember the name Diego Calva when they witness Babylon; the latest from Whiplash director, Damien Chazelle. The potential awards contender is slated to hit theaters around the globe and features some really terrific performances from Margot Robbie, Jean Smart, Jovan Adepo, Li Jun Li, and many others.

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NOC Review: ‘Babylon’ is a Vulgar, Messy, and Compelling Cinematic Cacophony

I’ll tell you this. You’re not going to find a more insane movie this holiday season than Babylon. From its opening minutes, the glitz and glamour of 1920s Hollywood is utterly shattered as the film showers its viewers and characters in filth. I kid you not, there’s at least three to four scenes in those opening minutes alone where… bodily fluids… are expelled at or on various characters (which by the way continues sporadically throughout the movie).

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New Trailer and Poster for ‘Babylon’ Embraces the Lavishness of 1920s Hollywood

Damien Chazelle is arguably one of the most talented young filmmakers working in Hollywood today. From his Oscar-winning breakthrough in the remarkable Whiplash to his follow-ups La La Land and First Man, the mention of Chazelle’s name in the critic community sparks interest and anticipation. And now, he’s back with a new project — a three-hour epic called Babylon. We previously brought you the exciting first trailer for the film a while ago, but today, we’ve now received a brand new trailer and poster for the eagerly anticipated potential awards contender.

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Hiroyuki Sanada Felt Respected in the Ending of ‘Bullet Train’

Bullet Train hit theaters this past weekend with a whopping $60 million at the global box office. The film, which stars Brad Pitt as Ladybug – an unlucky assassin who takes a job on the bullet train in Japan when there are other assassins at play – leading him to hilarious and action-packed situations. One of his unlikely allies turns out to be The Elder (played by Hiroyuki Sanada) and his foolish yet equally deadly son, Yuichi (Andrew Koji).

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‘Bullet Train’ is Able to Find Hilarity in the Chaos

If there is anything that director David Leitch is good at, it’s that he is brilliant at finding the hilarity in the chaos. In his new film Bullet Train, based on the popular Japanese novel Maria Beetle by Kōtarō Isaka, Brad Pitt plays Ladybug, an “unlucky” assassin who is assigned to steal a briefcase from other assassins while on a speeding bullet train in Japan.

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Check Out the New Dolby Poster for ‘Bullet Train’

The summer movie season is winding down, but it’s not dead yet! Bullet Train is still coming up ahead, and to celebrate the film’s release on August 5, Sony and Dolby have teamed up with artist 17th & Oak to bring you a new Dolby-exclusive poster for the film. Check it out here.

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New Character Posters for ‘Bullet Train’ Arrive on Schedule

Going to be honest, I have no idea what I mean by “on schedule” but I thought it would be a fun pun because… well… trains. Anyway, Sony Pictures has dropped new posters for the upcoming late summer action romp, Bullet Train! And wow, this is an attractive as hell cast! Check them out here!

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Here are All the Details on ‘The Lost City’

The Lost City stars Sandra Bullock, who also serves as a producer, Channing Tatum, Daniel Radcliffe, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Oscar Nuñez, Patti Harrison, and Bowen Yang. The film will be released exclusively in theaters on March 25, 2022. The official trailer, key art, and some first look images have just been released!

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Hard NOC Life: Once Upon a Racist Hollywood

Before news broke about Shannon Lee’s issues with the way Quentin Tarantino depicts her father in his latest film, Dominic and Keith recorded this episode in which they reexamine the auteur’s less than ideal treatment of race in his films.

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Quentin Tarantino’s Bruce Lee Problem

Back in March, when the trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s latest — and allegedly penultimate — movie, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, hit the internet, there was one scene that concerned anyone who wasn’t already a die hard Tarantino stan. In it, Brad Pitt’s character seemingly fights Mike Moh’s Bruce Lee to a standstill. Needless to say, I wasn’t encouraged.

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World War Z: Not Like the Book, Still a Great Zombie Movie

12662aI don’t know when zombies became cool, but they sure took off some time in the last five years. They’re everywhere: on TV, in video games, in comics, in cell phone commercials, in corporate for-profit adventure/mud-running events. It kind of makes me wish zombies were a publicly traded stock option. I could have invested my savings years ago and made millions before the zombie bubble bursts.

One of the landmark works in the contemporary zombie zeitgeist (oh yeah, I totally just put all those words together into a sentence) is Max Brooks’ World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War, which I haven’t read, because I suck. Also, because it doesn’t have pictures, and I like my “fun read” books to have pictures in them.

But according to Wikipedia, the World War Z novel is a multi-perspective story that documents the global battle against a zombie apocalypse. It’s supposed to be really good. I do plan on reading it someday.

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