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All posts by Matthew Ellmore

Film & Television Reporter and Staff Writer for Talkies Network. Former Floridian and current Bostonian, Matthew Ellmore is a graduate student studying Publishing and Writing at Emerson College. He enjoys reading, writing, and coordinating his outfits based on what Shia LaBeouf wears.

The Renaissance of Shia LaBeouf or: How I Learned to Feel Again

The first time that I saw Shia LaBeouf was in a movie called Holes and while I can’t say I remember much of his performance, I do remember two things: 1. That his name was something that I had no idea how to pronounce and 2. That he kind of looked like me. The second ...

Music-Based ‘Spongebob’ Spinoff Centered on Squidward in the Works at Netflix

Netflix and Nickelodeon announced a deal on Wednesday for Nickelodeon to create and produce original animated feature films and television series based on Nickelodeon’s library of characters. The partnership includes a music-based project centered on Squidward, the dull and serious octopus from the classic television series SpongeBob SquarePants.  The deal announced on Wednesday reflects a strategic shift ...

Ryan Destiny Cast as Boxing Champ Claressa Shields in Rachel Morrison’s Directorial Debut ‘Flint Strong’

Ryan Destiny, who’s best known for her role as Alexandra Crane in Fox’s Star, will play Claressa “T-Rex” Shields in Universal’s upcoming biopic Flint Strong. The film follows 17-year-old Shields, a Flint, Mich., native whose dreams of becoming the first woman in history to win an Olympic gold medal in boxing are realized at the 2012 ...

Margot Robbie Teams with ‘Birds of Prey’ Writer Christina Hodson for Female-Driven Movie Writing Program

Margot Robbie and Birds of Prey writer Christina Hodson have teamed up to launch a new female-driven scriptwriting program which they are calling The Lucky Exports Pitch Program. The Lucky Exports Pitch Program will be run by Robbie, Josey McNamara, and Tom Ackerley of LuckyChap Entertainment and Hodson and Morgan Howell of Hodson Exports. The new program ...

Martin Scorsese Discusses why he Passed on ‘Joker’

Martin Scorsese has once again become a talking point in comic-book movie news. In an interview with BBC, Scorsese mentioned that he was somewhat involved with the Joker production for four years before dropping out. Scorsese was rumored to be attached to Joker as a producer and possibly a director when the first details on the movie broke in August 2017. ...

‘Ant-Man 3’ in the Works with Peyton Reed Returning to Direct

Peyton Reed, the director behind 2015’s Ant-Man and 2018’s Ant-Man and the Wasp, has signed on to direct a third Ant-Man movie. Paul Rudd is expected to return as Scott Lang, which would be Rudd's fifth time suiting up as the lovable goof-ball who played a key role in defeating Thanos in Avengers: Endgame. Reed made his directorial debut with ...

Oscar Isaac to Star in Paul Schrader’s Revenge Thriller ‘The Card Counter’

Fresh off an Oscar nomination for his 2017 drama First Reformed, director Paul Schrader has cast Oscar Isaac to star in the upcoming revenge thriller The Card Counter. The film is being written and directed by Schrader and follows a gambler and former serviceman named William Tell who sets out to reform a young man seeking revenge on a mutual enemy ...

Shia LaBeouf and Vanessa Kirby Join Kornél Mundruczó’s ‘Pieces Of A Woman’

Shia LaBeouf, who most recently starred in The Peanut Butter Falcon as well as the upcoming semi-autobiographical drama Honey Boy, is set to join star Vanessa Kirby in the drama Pieces of a Woman. Kornél Mundruczó, director of White God, will be directing from a script written by Kata Wéber. Kevin Turen and Ashley Levinson will produce for Little Lamb ...

HBO Max Developing Four New ‘Adventure Time’ Specials

Popular animated series Adventure Time is being brought back for a series of four hour-long specials at HBO Max with the first two being set to premiere in 2020. The specials, which are airing under the umbrella title of Adventure Time: Distant Lands, will each focus on a different character or set of characters, with the final one ...

New Documentaries, Including Mickey Mouse Doc, Announced for Disney+

During a showcase event hosted by the International Documentary Association, Disney+ announced some of the documentaries that will be available on the streaming service for its opening day on November 12. Howard This critically acclaimed documentary from director Don Hahn (Beauty and the Beast) focuses on Howard Ashman, the writer behind the legendary lyrics for Disney ...

Jonah Hill No Longer in Talks for Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’

According to a report from Deadline, Jonah Hill is no longer in talks to star in Warner Bros’ reboot of The Batman which is being directed by Matt Reeves and stars Robert Pattinson. The website reports that talks have broken down between the two parties and Warner Bros' is already starting to eye new candidates for Hill's role. The ...

‘Iron Fist’ Star Jessica Henwick Nabs Lead Role in ‘Matrix 4’

Jessica Henwick is in final negotiations to star alongside Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss in the upcoming fourth installment of the Matrix franchise. Reeves and Moss will be reprising their roles in the film and will be joined by Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Neil Patrick Harris, who just joined on. Plot details are currently unknown. Lana Wachowski is ...

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