Collider Movie Talk: ‘Deadwood’ Movie Coming; Is ‘Star Wars’ a Serious Best Picture Candidate?

     January 8, 2016


On this episode of Collider Movie Talk, Dennis Tzeng, Kristian Harloff, and Clarke Wolfe discuss the following:

  • BAFTA nominations
  • Deadwood movie finally coming?
  • Aaron Sorkin to make directorial debut with Molly’s Game
  • Box office predictions (Brought to you by AMC Theatres)
  • R-rated movies
  • Marvel Con?
  • What makes a “Best Picture”, and should Star Wars or Fury Road win?
  • and much more…

the-big-short-poster-steve-carrell-christian-baleThe British Academy of Film and Television Arts also known as the BAFTAs has announced their nominations this morning. Click here to see the full list of nominees.

In 2006, HBO’s critically acclaimed western series Deadwood ended after its third season with a less than satisfying conclusion.  The show was to be followed up with a couple of movies to tie up the series however nothing has happened since then with any hope of continuation fading.  Last August, Garret Dillahunt one of the show’s cast members had tweeted out that he heard credible rumors about a Deadwood movie. Now, yesterday at the Television Critic’s Association press tour party in Pasadena, HBO programming president Michael Lombardo said the movie is “happening.”


Aaron Sorkin, who is one of the most well known writers for his work in both television (West Wing, Newsroom) and movies (Moneyball, Social Network) is set to make his directorial debut with Molly’s Game based on Molly Bloom’s memoir about going from a top-tier skier to organizing underground poker games for Hollywood celebrities. 


Now onto the segment we do every Friday, Box Office Predictions brought to you by our friends at AMC Theatres. This is the part of the show where the panelists make their predictions of what movies and in what order will top this weekend’s box office.


PanPanSpain writes:


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Hi Collider crew, greetings from Spain. You guys have often said that a movie doesn’t have to be R-rated just for the sake of being R, and that some movies need to be R because of the type of story that it is or the themes in it. So, which are for you some movies that needed to be R and weren’t and other movies that were R and didn’t need to? Thank and keep up the great work you do.

Colin Blachar writes:

Greetings from Oshawa, Ontario. I was just wondering since Marvel skipped Comic Con, do you think we could see a MarvelCon (similar to the Star Wars expo thing)  where its all MCU and Marvel comics stuff? By bringing in the cast from their Netflix, ABC, and animated shows as well stuff from the movies, and giving us a Civil War or Dr Strange trailer and maybe even a Ms Marvel casting announcement it could easily be fantastic!!!

Im my humble opinion, Star Wars or Fury Road should win the Oscar for best picture. Here are my reasons why:

The best film of the year should make a lot of money.
It should be a film that people want to watch over and over again.
It should be a film that is difficult to make.
It is a film that you always remember no matter how many years have passed since you first saw it.

Both Star Wars and Fury Road meet all of these expectations. JJ and Miller had the added pressure of meeting intense fan expectations.  I feel there are very few directors who could have done what JJ did with TFA, and maybe no other directors who could have accomplished the impossible like Miller did.

On top of all this, I am tired of seeing movies that make very little money with the Oscar. If the movies are so great, then why does most people, like me, have no desire in seeing them.

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