“Ant-Man and the Wasp”: Film Review

It’s hard to say which is the most lightweight, evanescent and inconsequential of the bunch — Ant-Man, the Wasp or Ant-Man and the Wasp. But while pondering this conundrum for two hours, it becomes increasingly difficult not to notice that this latest entry in the unstoppable Marvel Studios takeover of the world is probably the most amusing film the company has made since the Kevin Feige reign began a decade ago. Now it seems as though Ant-Man has exerted a strong influence of its own by demonstrating that actors of a certain age can once again play characters decades younger. Having passed 70, Michael Douglas, submitting to the miracle of digital facelifting, three years ago paved the way with his entirely convincing turn as the fortysomething downsizing genius Dr. Hank Pym. Michelle Pfeiffer and Laurence Fishburne clearly took note and told their agents, “Hell, get me some of that stuff, too.” And here they are, looking (part of the time) as ready as ever for their close-ups. We had the honor of working with the post production crew and can’t wait to check it out! Read more about the movie review here & check out the trailer below!

“Dear White People” Renewed for Season 3 at Netflix

Netflix has renewed Justin Simien’s Dear White People for a third season, the streamer announced Thursday. The series, which deals with issues of race, class and sexuality in a college campus setting (the fictional Winchester University), will return for 10 more episodes on the streamer next year.  The renewal announcement came in the form of a social asset from the show’s narrator Giancarlo Esposito, who was also revealed to be an important member of the Order of X, the university’s secret society, in the second season finale. Playing with the idea of how information gets passed around online, a topic dealt with heavily in the show’s second season take on fake news and the alt-right, the renewal announcement was designed like a video message. We are so lucky to be working with the post production team again! Check out the message below! 

Film Review: “Sicario: Day of the Soldado”

Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin are both tougher and more humane in this intense sequel to the 2015 Mexico-set action movie, which sets up an entirely new trajectory for the franchise. First it was drugs. “Sicario” captured that threat as few movies have, depicting the brutality with which cartels control the flow of illegal substances across the U.S.-Mexico border, and imagining a no-nonsense response by a shadowy group of American enforcers every bit as corrupt as the criminals they’re attempting to extinguish. Now, the cartels are dealing in human traffic, introducing a toxic dimension to what may once have seemed a simple refugee issue. That’s the dynamic screenwriter Taylor Sheridan wanted to explore in his cold-blooded follow-up, Sicario: Day of the Soldado, addressing not only the ultraviolent Mexican gangs who control which people cross the border but also the notion that outlaws and potential terrorists may be able to enter the country with their blessing. We had the honor of working with the post production crew and can’t wait to check it out! Read more about the movie review here

Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin star in SICARIO 2: SOLDADO.

“American Horror Story” S8 Will Be “Murder House”-“Coven” Crossover, Ryan Murphy Says

American Horror Story fans should get excited. The Coven/Murder House AHS crossover season won’t be happening next year because … it’s happening THIS YEAR. AHS #8 WITCHES RULE THIS SEPTEMBER,” Murphy tweeted Thursday. Murphy has previously said that series mainstays Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, and Kathy Bates will lead the eighth season of the series. Paulson appeared as Billie Dean Howard in the “Murder House” season, a role which she reprised in Season 5, aka “AHS: Hotel.” She went on to play Miss Robichaux’s Academy headmistress Cordelia Foxx in Coven. Peters played murderous ghostly teen Tate Langdon in Murder House and frat president Kyle Spencer in Coven. Bates did not appear in Murder House. She joined the show during Coven in the role of Madame Delphine LaLaurie.  Murphy is notoriously cagey about revealing the subject of each season. He had previously teased that Season 8 would take place in the “near-distant future.” We are currently working with the post production team here at EPS and we can’t wait to check out the new series!

“Tell Me A Story”: James Wolk To Star In Kevin Williamson’s CBS All Access Series

Former Zoo star James Wolk is returning to the CBS fold with a lead role opposite Paul Wesley, Danielle Campbell, Billy Magnussen and Kim Catrall in CBS All Access’ straight-to-series psychological thriller Tell Me a Story, from Kevin Williamson and Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment. Written by Williamson, Tell Me a Story takes the world’s most beloved fairy tales and reimagines them as a dark and twisted psychological thriller. Set in modern-day New York City, the first season of this serialized drama interweaves “The Three Little Pigs,” “Little Red Riding Hood” and “Hansel and Gretel” into an epic and subversive tale of love, loss, greed, revenge and murder. Wolk will play Jordan, a young, idealistic and successful NYC restaurateur. When the unimaginable happens, Jordan’s life falls apart and he begins a decent into madness that could cost him everything, even himself. It is a great honor to provide our services to the post production team and we can’t wait for the series premier! 

“GLOW” &”Dear White People” Bosses on How the Shifting Political Landscape Affected Their Sophomore Seasons

They have second season single-camera comedies that often lean more on heart than humor (including both tackling the emotional topic of abortion), coincidentally they happen to live in the same small pocket of Los Angeles, they share the same streaming home (Netflix) and they happen to be huge fans of each others’ work. When GLOW creators and executive producers Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch and Dear White People’s creator and executive producer Justin Simien sat down at Variety, they had a lot of praise for each other and one key request — “No spoilers.”Although Simien’s sophomore offering launched in May, he had yet to see Flahive and Mensch’s, as “GLOW” isn’t due to return until the end of June. It is their first season, which dropped last June and scored some key SAG noms and a Golden Globe nom for leading lady Alison Brie, that is Emmy-eligible this year. The producers discuss how real life politics have influenced their seasons, why the look of their shows is just as important as the tone, and what they learned from their first successful seasons that they took to heart for their second. We are so lucky here at EPS-Cineworks to be working with both of these awesome shows! Read more here

Comedy Converstion with L to R: LIZ FLAHIVE, JUSTIN SIMIEN AND CARLY MENSCH - photographed by SHAYAN ASGHARNIA on May 14, 2018 in Los Angeles, CA

“GLOW” Season 2 Trailer: Racism, Sexism & A #MeToo Moment For The Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling

We’re getting a look at Season 2 of Netflix’s GLOW. The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling tackle some tough issues in the second go-round, including racism, sexism and a #MeToo moment, along with the threat of cancellation for their show-within-a-show. “I say we do whatever the hell we want to do,” says Sam (Marc Maron), when the show is threatened with the ax. “Set the weirdos free and see what happens.” Meanwhile, Ruth (Alison Brie) and Debbie (Betty Gilpin) confront linger issues at the heart of their friendship and Sam is still Sam, but now he has a teenage daughter living with him and twenty episodes to churn out. The 1980s-set dramedy returns June 29 on Netflix. Check out the trailer below! 

Alison Brie Explains How Working With Women on “Glow” Changed Her Body Image

During this year’s Variety “Actors on Actors,” presented by Shutterstock, the two actresses sat down to discuss how they’ve seen the entertainment industry change recently, partly due to the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements, and where there is still room for improvement. Brie, who stars on Netflix’s female wrestling hit Glow, said the culture on her show is something she’s never experienced before, with female showrunners, directors, and other women behind the scenes. “The first thing that they told everyone is ‘We want you to be able to do your own wrestling. It’s very important to the show, we want you guys to be able to do your own moves, but we don’t want you to change your bodies. We want all different body types represented on this show, we cast you, we like you for who you are,’” Brie explained. “It really was a different way of thinking about my body as a woman in this industry, coming from years of thinking ‘I have to be really skinny to get a part, I have to be really sexually appealing for men to want to cast me,’ and this felt much more geared toward strength, and it really changed the way I was working out and I was training.”

Check out the full interview below! 

“Orange Is The New Black” Season 6 Gets Premiere Date & Teaser On Netflix

Netflix has unlocked a premiere date for the sixth season of Orange Is the New Black, the women’s-prison dramedy starring Taylor Schilling. The new episodes — taglined “Bye bye, Litchfield — it’s a whole new world!” Season 5 took place in real time over the course of three riot-filled days at Litchfield and ended with a number of the inmates awaiting their fate as officers in full battle gear confront them. Netflix signed series creator Jenji Kohan to an exclusive multi-year deal in November. She also created the streamer’s 1980s-set female pro wrestling series GLOW, which we have the pleasure of working on with the post production team as well. Last year’s Season 5 got off to an inauspicious start as a hacker stole new episodes ahead of their launch and demanded a ransom from Netflix. Calling himself “The Dark Lord,” the hack claimed to have uploaded as many as 10 episodes to the Internet. OITNB will go live on the streamer on Friday, July 27. Check out the teaser trailer below! 

“Legion” Renewed for Season 3 at FX

Legion has been renewed for a third season at FX ahead of the conclusion of Season 2. Two episodes remain in the show’s sophomore season, including the recently added eleventh episode of what was originally a 10-episode season. The series airs on Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET on FX. Legion has redefined the superhero drama and exceeded all expectations as the intensity and revelation build through the second season,” said Eric Schrier, co-president of original programming for FX Networks and FX Productions. Based on the Marvel Comics by Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz, the series follows David Haller (Dan Stevens), a man who believed himself to be schizophrenic only to discover that he may actually be the most powerful mutant the world has ever seen. We are currently working with the post production team and are honored to provide them with our technical services. Season 3 is currently slated to air in 2019! 

LEGION -- "Chapter 16" - Season 2, Episode 8 (Airs Tuesday, May 22, 10:00 pm/ep) -- Pictured: Dan Stevens as David Haller. CR: Suzanne Tenner/FX