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Benicio Joins Predator, Stan Lee Biopic, Picks From Tiff & More! | Meet the Movie Press

Popcorn Talk Network proudly presents a vodcast for your insider look into the day to day reporting of the hottest scoops, exclusives and reports from the leading reporters in the industry on all things movie news! It’s Popcorn Talk Network’s Meet the Movie Press, hosted by Mashable’s Jeff Sneider and Forbes’s Simon Thompson. Each week the two will discuss the ever changing landscape of movie news and trade reporting. With discussions on everything from Marvel casting to landing exclusive stories on major Hollywood tentpoles, Jeff and Simon will also talk to some of the leading reporters and bloggers in the industry today.

Today’s topics include:

Movies to watch out for from the Toronto International Film Festival
Magnificent 7 Review
Blair Witch Preview
Bridget Jones’s Baby Review
Mr. Church Review
Black Mirror’s New Season
Benicio Del Toro for Predator movie
Adam Driver compares Star Wars VIII to Empire
Stan Lee Action Adventure biopic
John Lithgow could have been the Joker
Joker not in Justice League
Steve Martin in Magic Camp

All this and more on Meet the Movie Press!

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Mag 7 and Arrival Impress at Toronto Film Festival | Meet the Movie Press

Popcorn Talk Network proudly presents a vodcast for your insider look into the day to day reporting of the hottest scoops, exclusives and reports from the leading reporters in the industry on all things movie news! It’s Popcorn Talk Network’s Meet the Movie Press, hosted by Mashable’s Jeff Sneider and Forbes’s Simon Thompson. Each week the two will discuss the ever changing landscape of movie news and trade reporting. With discussions on everything from Marvel casting to landing exclusive stories on major Hollywood tentpoles, Jeff and Simon will also talk to some of the leading reporters and bloggers in the industry today.

Today’s topics include:

A Sully Review
New Trailer for Ben Affleck’s “The Accountant”
Free Fire Trailer
Magnificent Seven
Arrival
Shailene Woodley not doing Divergent Series
Lexi Alexander to direct Chris Benoit Bio Pic “Crossface”
Daniel Craig returning to James Bond?
Joe Manganiello confirmed for Deathstroke for Batman movie.
DCEU looking to be less dark

All this and more on Meet the Movie Press!

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Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes!

Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life Review | Video Game Movie Anatomy

Video Game Movie Anatomy hosts break down Video Game inspired movies to answer the age old question: DO GAMES MAKE GOOD MOVIES?!?! In today’s episode, hosts Mark Donica, Patrick Dees and Stacey Shuttleworth break down Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life!

Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life is a 2003 action film based on the popular Tomb Raider video game series and stars Angelina Jolie as the titular Lara Croft character with supporting roles done by Gerard Butler, Ciarán Hinds, Chris Barrie, Noah Taylor, Til Schweiger, Djimon Hounsou, and Simon Yam. The film was directed by Jan de Bont and is a sequel to the 2001 film Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.

Like the first film, the film received mostly negative reviews, though critics noted an improvement on its predecessor particularly in the action sequences and continued to praise Jolie’s performance as Lara Croft. Despite the film’s critical improvement over its predecessor, it did not repeat its financial success, grossing $156 million compared to the previous installment’s $274 million.

Spectre | Anatomy of a Movie

AOM hosts Sara Stretton (@Sara_Stretton), Zach Wilson (@ThatZachWilson), Demetri Panos (@DMovies1701) discuss the 2015 movie Spectre. Spectre is the twenty-fourth James Bond film produced by Eon Productions. It features Daniel Craig in his fourth performance as James Bond, and Christoph Waltz as Ernst Stavro Blofeld, with the film marking the character’s re-introduction into the series. It was directed by Sam Mendes as his second James Bond film following Skyfall, and was written by John Logan, Neal Purvis, Robert Wade and Jez Butterworth. It is distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Columbia Pictures. With a budget between $245–300 million, it is one of the most expensive films ever made. The story features James Bond’s first encounter with the global criminal organisation Spectre, marking the group’s first appearance in an Eon Productions film since 1971’s Diamonds Are Forever, and tying Craig’s series of films together with an over-arching storyline. Several recurring James Bond characters, including M, Q and Miss Moneypenny return, with the new additions of Léa Seydoux as Dr. Madeleine Swann, Dave Bautista as Mr. Hinx, and Monica Bellucci as Lucia Sciarra.  

Casino Royale Review | Action Movie Anatomy

Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down Casino Royale with special guest Cathy Kelley! Casino Royale (2006) is the twenty-first film in the Eon Productions James Bond film series and the first to star Daniel Craig as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond. Directed by Martin Campbell and written by Neal Purvis & Robert Wade and Paul Haggis, the film marks the third screen adaptation of Ian Fleming‘s 1953 novel of the same name. Casino Royale is set at the beginning of Bond’s career as Agent 007, just as he is earning his licence to kill. After preventing a terrorist attack at Miami International Airport, Bond falls in love with Vesper Lynd, the treasury employee assigned to provide the money he needs to bankrupt a terrorist financier, Le Chiffre, by beating him in a high-stakes pokergame. The story arc continues in the following Bond film, Quantum of Solace (2008), with implicit and explicit references to characters and events in Skyfall (2012) and Spectre (2015).

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo | Anatomy of a Movie

In this show, Paul Ashton and co-hosts Spicy Mari, Billy Nilles, Pat Lambert discuss the 2011 film The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (a 2011 English-language thriller film directed by David Fincher, written by Steven Zaillian from the novel of the same name by Stieg Larsson, starring Daniel Craig as Mikael Blomkvistand, Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander and tells the story of a man’s mission to find out what has happened to a girl who has been missing for 40 years, and who may have been murdered) live from Kari Feinstein’s Oscar Style Lounge at the Mondrian Hotel on Sunset Blvd. They discuss everything from filmography, to casting/acting, directing, cinematography, editing, score, sound editing, etc. Beth Behrs from CBS’s Two Broke Girls joins in on the chat as well at the beginning of the show. This podcast was originally recorded as part of the AfterBuzz TV Network.