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Quendrith Johnson

Quendrith Johnson is Los Angeles Correspondent covering everything happening in film in Hollywood... Well, the most interesting things, anyway.
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Get Jacked Up Arnie Fans: Tim Miller of DEADPOOL Directs TERMINATOR: DARK FATE

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Hey, let’s throw caution to the wind to give a 100% shout-out to one of our favorite creatives: Tim Miller (blur studios), who directed the first DEADPOOL to raves. He now directs classic franchise installment, TERMINATOR: DARK FATE, from James Cameron. It's set to open in early November. Miller makes visual poetry of big budget tentpoles, as a rule. And the director has a lot to work with here, as this storyline is iconic. OG L...

LOVE, WEDDINGS & OTHER DISASTERS: Diane Keaton, Jeremy Irons, Set to Film in Boston 9/16

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Curated by Screenmancer Staff  Los Angeles, CA, August 29 2019: Writer/director Dennis Dugan is set to direct LOVE, WEDDINGS & OTHER DISASTERS. The cast so far includes Academy and Golden Globe Award Winner Diane Keaton, Academy/Golden Globe/Emmy/SAG Winner Jeremy Irons, Diego Boneta, DNCE guitarist JinJoo Lee, Jesse McCartney and Veronica Ferres. It's the first independent feature for studio director Dugan, whose box office hits i...

HATSHEPSUT Star Kelsey Scott Opens Up About The New Hollywood

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent. If you had a chance to see actor Kelsey Scott at work in the movie 12 YEARS A SLAVE, where she played a hard-pressed woman named Anne Northup, it may occur to you that she has grit, a kind of inner stillness in the face of injustice. But that would only be one aspect of Scott, who has generously offered up her experience in Hollywood as a window into the New Hollywood era.     CAST AND CREW OF GIANTS & KELSEY SCOTT (EM...

Remember HER, Well She’s Back Sorta in JEXI from HANGOVER Writers

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Remember Scarlett Johansson was HER (2013) in the Joaquin Phoenix nerd-love starrer written by director Spike Jonze? Well this is not HER, but JEXI, directed by BAD MOMS team pals Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, from CBS Films and Entertainment One. The release date is set for October.   JEXI is the automaton phone chick that goes rogue and digital-stalks cell owner Adam Devine. That’s the short version, the long version from the o...

“No Time To Die” the 25th James Bond Film, Ready for It?

By Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Well, it happens in April, but let's just pretend it is almost 2020, with maybe a hint of 007... Curated by Screenmancer Staff - from MGM LOS ANGELES, 8/20/2019: James Bond Producers, Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli today released the official title of the 25th James Bond adventure, No Time To Die. The film, from Albert R. Broccoli’s EON Productions, Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios (MGM), and Universal Pictures Internatio...

Shia LaBeouf Wrote HONEY BOY & It's Incredible Folks

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Sometimes a film stands on its own merits, as is the case with the screenplay for HONEY BOY, written by and starring Shia LaBoeuf (TRANSFORMERS). Watch and learn what it is to be the bread-winner golden child, and the price a kid pays when he pays his parents to stay in the picture. Jackie Coogan is giving a standing ovation somewhere in the Hollywood firmament. Released by Amazon Studios, HONEY BOY will roll out Nov. 8, and begin its Osca...

To Hell With Stunt Casting, Remember Gary Kent Stunt Man & DANGER GOD

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent There’s something in the smog, in the air that is, in Hollywood, whereby stunt men and women are getting their due. Take Gary Kent, for example, one of the derring-dudes which inspired Quentin Tarantino’s ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD character Cliff Booth, played by Brad Pitt.   If you could blow it up, Kent could ride, fly, stroll, or shimmy through it. As a young boy, director Joe O’Connell was paying attention. So, t...

Once Upon a Quentin Tarantino: We Love Him, We Love Him Not?

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent “On the QT, and very Hush, Hush” is a line from LA CONFIDENTIAL, and that’s what’s happening in Hollywood right now in reaction to Quentin Tarantino’s much-ballyhooed 9th film, ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD. By anyone’s standards, to resurrect the ghost of a slain pregnant woman killed by the Manson Family on Aug. 9, 1969, is questionable. (Anniverary of Hiroshima bomb drop, Aug. 9, coincidence?) Especially ...

Top Gun Returns With Tom Cruise as Maverick, First Look Here

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent A voice-over in TOP GUN: MAVERICK announces “thirty plus years of service” to describe fighter pilot Tom Cruise as call-sign Maverick - and you could swear he’s describing TC’s film career since the first box office barn-burner, TOP GUN from 1986. Cruise, who turned 57 this month on July 3, was only 24 years old when the original milestone blockbuster, with Val Kilmer and Meg Ryan, blazed a path to the stars for this Syra...

5 Times This Hollywood Power Couple Has Paired Up to Win

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent What are the lyrics to that old Frank Sinatra song? “Love and marriage, they go together like a horse and carriage. This I'll tell you brother. You can't have one without the other.” Of course, in Hollywood, not many people subscribe to that notion. But actor Terence Bernie Hines and writer/director Sonia Machado-Hines might convince you otherwise. Ready? Q: What was your path to Hollywood from flipping houses? Terence Bern...

15 Tech Things to Know Before Watching THE GREAT HACK on Netflix

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Maybe we need a creation myth for Social Media? Hey, don’t hashtag eyeroll: ’In the beginning was rumor and innuendo, but a hand swiped right across the metadata…’ Okay, before you WTF that, IRL consider “The Great Hack” coming from Netflix on July 24. It’s a documentary about how the Cambridge Analytica (CA) data hijinx not only took $30 B USD out of the stuffing of Facebook’s stock value, but crea...

Judy, Judy, Judy: Comedian Judy Jean Kwon’s 7 Steps to Being Woke

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent One good thing about asking blunt instrument questions is getting surgical replies: meet Judy Jean Kwon known for MILFriend. More about that show later. Meanwhile, the following interview is so good for you that the Surgeon General has listed it for required reading. Okay, that’s fake news, but what’s real news is that this look-back inside Old Hollywood from new Hollywood is important, even if seems more like an editorial bitch-sla...

Will Lynn Shelton’s SWORD OF TRUST Starring Marc Maron Be a Runaway Hit?

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Shot in 12 days in the heat of Alabama, SWORD OF TRUST, co-written and directed by Lynn Shelton and starring Marc Maron (GLOW) in his first outing as lead actor in a movie, may just be the viral comedy hit of 2019. Opening July 12 from IFC Films, it’s a smart conspiracy-themed jaunt that presents every con of ripped-from-the-fake-news headlines, but also gives love to the Second Amendment, the LGBTQ crowd, flat-earthers, and the once...

Who Says Don’t Be Shia, He’s Awesome in Peanut Butter Falcon

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent All of us hoping the best for Shia LaBeouf are about to be rewarded. Say what you will about his bag-over-the-head former anti-fame performance art campaigns, Shia remains a bare knuckle talent on the screen. And you’ll see it for yourself on Aug. 9, when he stars with Dakota Johnson and newcomer Zack Gottsagen in THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON, a movie about doing crazy shit and making it up as you go along. Or you can go by the official descr...

World Book Day & College Cheating Scandal Had a Love Child, BOOKSMART

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Apologies for that misleading and crass headline, but it worked, right? BOOKSMART is actually Olivia Wilde’s directorial film debut from Annapurna that opens on Memorial Day, May 27. And it’s as wild as you would suppose it would be, in a good way. “From the beginning, my take on the story was that high school has extremely high stakes,” notes director Olivia Wilde. “When you’re in it, high school feels like lif...

If Your Smartphone’s Full of Reveals, Imagine PERFECTOS DESCONOCIDOS

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Yes, we’ve all heard smartphones called the “black box” of our lives, but Mexican director Manolo Caro has adapted an award-winning Italian film that really speaks to the mobile handheld-driven times we live in.  Caro's new film PERFECTOS DESCONOCIDOS, or PERFECT STRANGERS to be released Jan. 11 from Pantelion Films, is literally powered by involuntary phone reveals. It’s full of “textual tension,&quo...

All You Need To Know Is LOVE, GILDA Is Radner’s Codex of Comedy

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent If you do an internet search for Gilda Radner, at least one thing comes up that would have made her laugh - a ridiculously maudlin celebrity website that asks “Dead or Alive? - Gilda Radner.” Well, the documentary LOVE, GILDA will bring her back to life in an endearing and lump-in-the-throat kind of way on Sept. 21, when Magnolia Pictures and CNN Films release it in theaters. This is a comedian even comedians revere beyond all ratio...

Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot… But Joaquin Did Get to the Party Last Night

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Don’t you love hearing about a Hollywood party after it happens? Oh wait, an afterparty, after it happens? C’mon, saves you time and a hangover. Meanwhile last night was the LA premiere of DON’T WORRY, HE WON’T GET FAR ON FOOT from Amazon Studios, a curious biopic starring Joaquin Phoenix that opens July 13. Jack Black and glasses, Joaquin Phoenix and cigarette during, not after, the afterparty This adapted screen story...

How Harvey Made Sexual Harassment Personal, Not Business, TWC & #RoseArmy Backfire

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent When Harvey Weinstein turned 66 on Monday, March, 19, his battered old haunt The Weinstein Company (TWC) also made headlines seeking bidders to shield itself from bankruptcy court. This is six months after the sexual harassment scandal broke wide. Specifically they announced a “stalking horse bidder,” according to the Hollywood Reporter, like we’re all supposed to know what that means. Basically it’s a favored bidder out...

Joan Kron's TAKE MY NOSE...PLEASE! is Kinda Fonda Plastic Surgery

Intro by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Sometimes a film comes along that is so unusual you have to sit up and take note. Such is the case with TAKE MY NOSE... PLEASE! It's a debut documentary by Joan Kron, an 89-years-young journalist and comedian who took up filmmaking in her mid-80's. It opens Oct. 6 at Village East in NY and Oct. 13 at Laemmle Santa Monica. I've picked up the interview below from for you, and you'll notice they discuss the Ja...

There’s a Sphinx in Santa Barbara Thanks to Cecil B. DeMille, Wander Into THE LOST CITY Sept. 23

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent When THE LOST CITY OF CECIL B. DEMILLE screens at The Egyptian Theatre Sept. 23, and the documentary’s full 30 years of footage finally gets a proper showing, it will be in the mythical city of its origin, Hollywood. Scroll back in time to 1923, the Great Director DeMille stands in blowing sand, turning back the hands of time to a Biblical Age when “The Ten Commandments” made for cinematic chaff. Pardon the “outdoor voice&r...

Harry Dean Stanton Was LUCKY & Best Three Obits

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Harry Dean Stanton, who died Friday, Sept. 15 at age 91, was in the first movie I ever covered as a film reviewer. On Monday, Feb. 2, 1985, the New Mexico Daily Lobo in Albuquerque published a halting, lukewarm review of Wim Wenders' PARIS, TEXAS. It was a college try at doing this sort of thing, but years later, what strikes me about Harry Dean Stanton is that a lot of us  lived the quirky way he did on screen....

LA LA LAND for Shoes, That’s FOOTNOTES Plus a Social Message

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Damien Chazelle should be thrilled that his movie LA LA LAND has joined the serious ranks of American films that have opened up global audiences to a renewed appreciation of singing and dancing films. The proof? French film FOOTNOTES, originally titled “Sur Quel Pied Danser,” that “opens” on VOD, Tues. Sept. 19. Although the press notes assure all that its inspiration comes from the movies of Jacques Demy and Stanley D...

Crazy Little Thing Called DOWNSIZING from Payne with Damon, Wiig, Waltz & Hong Chau

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent For everybody who loved the DESCENDANTS with George Clooney, but thought it was too sad, or loved SIDEWAYS with Paul Giamatt but not that comedic mean streak of Alexander Payne, here comes something to really love. It’s called DOWNSIZING from Paramount, directed by Payne and co-written with Jim Taylor. This new comedy stars Matt Damon, Christoph Waltz, Kristen Wiig and Hong Chau from INHERENT VICE. If it sounds like “Honey, I ...

DADDY’S HOME 2: Mel’s Like Team Spirit, That’s Gibson, Wahlberg, Ferrell & Lithgow

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Mel Gibson comes back from traffic court, lol, okay too soon. Mulligan. Mel Gibson comes back from his Hollywood resurrection this year with his six-pack Oscar-nominated movie HACKSAW RIDGE (2016), that won two Oscars for sound mixing and editing, to join son of anarchy Mark Wahlberg and deviant nice guy Will Ferrell in DADDY’S HOME 2, their hit franchise reteam. But he’s not alone in the father-figure star power value-add. Beloved ...


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