Sony Pictures Entertainment made a high-powered presentation Nov. 8 that included chairman Tom Rothman, Columbia Pictures president Sanford Panitch and marketing president Josh Greenstein, but the studio had to wait on pins and needles for more than a week before learning it beat Warner Bros. and Paramount to land worldwide distribution rights to the film.
It’s a significant win for Sony given its currently anemic slate, but to acquire the project,...
At a celebration for “Get Out” at Hollywood’s Lombardi house, producer Jason Blum said the film defies a neat category or label – and that’s a strength.
“It is all things: satire. It’s an action movie. It’s a comedy. It’s a drama. It’s a thriller. It’s a horror movie,” Blum told Variety. “That’s what makes it great, is that you can’t put it in a box.”
The critical response to the genre film has been very inspiring, Blum said, in part because it has brought an ongoing conversation about structural racism to the fore.
“The movie is making people think that you can really use genre to tell very, very
The inspiring biopic, “Marshall,” which opened in October, focuses on an early case the young Marshall takes on in Connecticut, defending a black chauffeur accused of rape and attempted murder against his rich, white employer. As the future jurist on the highest court in the land develops his strategy, viewers come to grips with the extent of racism and bias in the justice system that’s hardly limited to the South.
Set in 1940 and featuring “Black Panther” star Chadwick Boseman as Marshall, the courtroom drama avoids simple hero myths and portrays the defense attorney’s substantial (and deserving) ego as a factor that may endanger his success, as Variety reviewer Peter Debruge points out.
The true story, in which Marshall’s employer,
The film was in flux after director Zack Snyder stepped away in May following the death of his daughter, and filmmaker Joss Whedon was brought in to write additional scenes and oversee reshoots and post-production. Whedon made another change, ushering out Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice composer Antonius Tom Holkenborg, aka Junkie Xl.
"I got the call from Joss very last second," Elfman tells Heat Vision. "I got the call and it was, ‘You have to decide...
Since then, “Justice League” producers, cast, and crew have been in lock-step in their message: Whedon selflessly came aboard to carry out Snyder’s vision. Wonder Woman herself chimed in: “This is Zack Snyder’s movie,” said Gal Gadot in an interview with Empire Magazine. “Joss only did a few weeks of reshoots. He was Zack’s guy and knew exactly what he wanted to get.”
On Saturday afternoon, Lindelof spoke publicly about the project for the first time. He took part in a panel at Vulture Fest along with “The Good Place” creator Mike Schur and was asked by Vulture’s West Coast Editor Josef Adalian why he decided to follow-up his critically acclaimed series “The Leftovers” with a comic book adaptation.
Prefacing his point with his memory of the original graphic novel, Lindelof said, “Watchmen was dangerous.”
“The reason I’m doing this is because these are dangerous times and we need dangerous shows,
Here are our current predictions in alphabetical order. No movie will be deemed a frontrunner until I see it.
Will Files (“War for the Planet of the Apes”)
Richard King (“Dunkirk”)
Mark Mangini (“Blade Runner 2049”)
James Mather (“Wonder Woman”)
Julian Slater (“Baby Driver”)
Craig Berkey (“Darkest Hour”)
Richard Hymns (“The Post”)
Eric A. Norris, Steven Ticknor (“Spider-Man: Homecoming”)
Warren Shaw (“Beauty and the Beast”)
Donald Sylvester (“Logan”)
Ron Bartlett, Doug Hemphill, Mac Ruth (“Blade Runner 2049”)
Chris Burdon, Gilbert Lake, Chris Munro (“Wonder Woman”)
Tim Cavagin, Julian Slater, Mary H. Ellis, James Peterson (“Baby Driver”)
Will Files, Douglas Murray, Andy Nelson, Chris Duesterdiek (“War for the Planet of the Apes”)
Gregg Landaker, Gary Rizzo, Mark Weingarten (“Dunkirk”)
Craig Berkey, John Casali (“Darkest Hour”)
David Giammarco, Paul Massey, Paul Ledford (“Logan”)
Christian P. Minkler, Michael Minkler, John Casali (“Beauty and the Beast”)
Kevin O’Connell, Tony Lamberti, Felipe Borrero (“Spider-Man: Homecoming”)
David Parker, Michael Semanick, Tim White (“Star Wars: The Last Jedi”)
Gary Rydstrom (“The Post”)
Eleven’s sister may make Season 3 of “Stranger Things” a sibling affair. At the “Stranger Things: Inside the Upside Down” panel at Vulture Festival in Los Angeles on Saturday, the cast and crew of the Netflix series were on hand to reveal behind-the-scenes info from Season 2 and tease what might lie ahead.
In particular, brothers Matt and Ross Duffer revealed that Kali (Linnea Berthelsen) will most likely return for Season 3. “It would feel weird that we would’n’t resolve that storyline,” said Matt Duffer. “Chances are high that she comes back.”
Ross Duffer added, “We’re in very early days of Season 3… That’s not an official announcement.”
In the second season, “Chapter 7: The Lost Sister” was one of the most divisive episodes among fans and critics alike because it was a standalone adventure that took place outside of the action of Hawkins, Indiana. Even IndieWire’s
— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) November 19, 2017
Without naming “Girls” creator Lena Dunham and showrunner Jenni Konner, Amber Tamblyn criticized them for siding with series writer Murray Miller, who this week was accused of raping actress Aurora Perrineau. At The Hollywood Roosevelt on November 18, the “Paint It Black” writer-director closed out the Vulture Festival edition of “Feminist Af,” the reading series she co-founded with author Roxane Gay, by encouraging women to be “allies to one another” without exception.
“‘Wait a minute, this was my friend; wait a minute,
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After appearing in front of the camera and reading for the role of Angela, she’s given a simple direction: “Can you try it again, but hot?” She complies with the request by delivering her line in a breather way, which is met with another question: “This time can you try it sweet and modest…but also hot? And can you be younger?” It gets increasingly ridiculous from there (“Just like that,
The Observer has gained access to a secret hitlist of almost 100 prominent individuals targeted by Harvey Weinstein in an extraordinary attempt to discover what they knew about sexual misconduct claims against him and whether they were intending to go public.
The previously undisclosed list contains a total of 91 actors, publicists, producers, financiers and others working in the film industry, all of whom Weinstein allegedly identified as part of a strategy to prevent accusers from going public with sexual misconduct claims against him.
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