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Han Solo Firing Proves Studios’ Franchises Don’t Want Directors To Be Storytellers

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Oh, the irony: As TV creators seek inventive ways to adapt the visual language of cinema, Hollywood’s big-budget, big-screen movies are increasingly becoming more like television.

With serialized TV shows, control needs to be in the hands of writers and showrunners. That’s because the story is still unfolding and the production is built from episode to episode. The director can’t be the principal storyteller, which makes it challenging to put a premium on visual storytelling.

Read More: The ‘Mr. Robot’ Experiment: Can a TV Show Be Shot Like an Indie Film?

Those who run the Marvel Cinematic Universe might sympathize. When it launched in 2008, their choices of directors seemed like head scratchers for a big action film. In retrospect, they make perfect sense.

Swingers” director Jon Favreau was the perfect choice to improv with Robert Downey Jr. (remember, he wasn’t a star then) to create the wisecracking hero needed to lead “The Avengers.” Shakespearean pro Kenneth Branagh was well suited to extract the familial power struggle from the Thor stories that would motivate “The Avengers.” And there was no one better to handle the nightmare of telling an engaging story about those multiple superhero protagonists than Joss Whedon, who mastered stories about teams with his “Buffy” and “Firefly” TV shows.

It didn’t matter that action wasn’t the directors’ expertise; Marvel has always been more comfortable leaving that in the hands of the very top stunt coordinators, VFX wizards, and second-unit specialists. What Marvel needed from its directors was connective tissue between their spectacle set pieces and the movies themselves. They were picked for their ability to establish characters and serve the franchises’ multifaceted story arcs. Cinematic storytelling skills weren’t the point; Marvel preferred an uniform style and visual presentation that relied on skilled technicians guaranteeing consistent delivery of key elements the studio demanded. The franchise couldn’t even handle something as individualist as an iconic John Williams score.

Read More: Why Action Scenes in Big-Budget Movies Have Become So Boring

Today, the idea of Marvel hiring a traditional, visually oriented action director in the vein of John McTiernan (“Die Hard”) and John Carpenter (“Escape from New York”) is absurd, as demonstrated by the studio’s brief dance with Edgar Wright on “Ant-Man.” The money — and therefor the power — lies in the serialization. And no one has done it better than Marvel, with a now well-established template.

Of course, there are other models. Christopher Nolan had his “Batman” trilogy. There’s franchises like “Mission: Impossible” that can absorb the unique action language of everyone from John Woo to Brad Bird. However, those opportunities are rapidly decreasing. Studios are making significantly fewer movies, and more of them are franchise films.

With that backdrop, Kathleen Kennedy’s approach to rebooting the “Star Wars” franchise was very exciting. She tapped into a generation of unique visual storyteller like writer/directors Gareth Edwards (42), Jj Abrams (50), and Rian Johnson (43) for whom the original trilogy served as their earliest movie obsessions and cinematic awakenings. Each admitted profound fear of the pressures of caring the torch and dishonoring something so sacred. They could be trusted to honor the Lucas story world and eagerly absorb advice from people like Lawerence Kasdan (screenwriter of “Empire Strikes Back” and “Return of the Jedi”), the onset presence of Ilm VFX supervisor John Knoll (part of every “Star Wars” movie) and the boss herself, Kennedy, who produced the films of their other idol, Steven Spielberg.

Read More: ‘Rogue One’ Director Gareth Edwards on Avoiding Hollywood’s Addiction to Numbing Visual Effects

The other seemingly brilliant aspect of Kennedy’s turning Disney’s $4 billion acquisition into a series of movies was the standalone films that would serve as palate cleansers between servings of the larger unfolding story. These weren’t sequels needed to set up other stories, so they offered a license to try something tonally different… like the distinct stylings of the directing duo Lord and Miller.

The defining aspect of Lord and Miller is their Lord and Miller-ness, in which they take a tongue-in-cheek approach to everything from Gandhi, kid’s books, undercover cops, and Lego Batman. Kennedy may have appreciated their aesthetic, but not what it takes to get there: The team’s unique brand of filmmaking stems from their blocking, pacing, and directing the performance style of their actors. Seeing Alden Ehrenreich’s unique physical comedy in the Coen Brothers’ “Hail, Caesar” and Donald Glover equally quirky physicality in “Community,” you can almost feel the rhythms of what their young Hans Solo and Lando Calrissian adventures would be like.

Read More: Han Solo Upheaval: Here’s Everything You Need to Know About Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s ‘Star WarsExit

We’ll probably never know what Kennedy saw in Lord and Miller’s “Hans Solo” that made her think it would work, or what made her change her mind. Whether it was a miscalculation or wishful thinking, or hubris, what’s the use of ego if it doesn’t drive you to try something new and different?

Nonetheless, the only real backstory needed here is that the directors clashed with the screenwriters, Lawrence Kasdan and his son Jon. Traditionally, directors are occasionally canned by studios, but screenwriters are more interchangeable than socks. Not here: The Kasdans are the keepers of the flame, the custodians of Hans Solo. They are the showrunners.

It’s an odd time when so much of what is being made by Hollywood is serialized TV to feed our streaming addiction and franchise films to feed an international market. Studio control is nothing new for Hollywood, but there’s a sharp shift away from directors is sharp; the moves toward serialization are even sharper. A thoroughly gleeful piece of top-notch summer entertainment like Edgar Wright’s “Baby Driver” — an original, director-driven action film — is an endangered species, even at its significantly lower price tag and likelihood of profit.

Read More: ‘Baby Driver’ Review: Edgar Wright’s Brilliant Car Chase Musical Casts Ansel Elgort As an Outlaw Fred Astaire — SXSW 2017

This isn’t about hating on superhero movies, highbrow vs. lowbrow, or fan vs. critic;  it’s about the disappearing role of the director as storyteller in our popular culture.

Read More: ‘The Mummy’ Director Alex Kurtzman Says His Film ‘Is Made For Audiences,’ But Even They Don’t Want It

The movie-loving consumer is not powerless. The more noise, attention, and ticket sales that go toward Wright’s “Baby Driver,” Luc Besson’s “Valerian,” Matt Reeves’ “War for the Planet of the Apes,” Bigelow’s “Detroit,” and Soderbergh’s “Logan Lucky” – and away from movies that are made like television shows with $100 million VFX budgets – the more likely we are to preserve the very best part of Hollywood’s commercial moviemaking traditions.

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‘Dunkirk’: 9 Things You Need to Know About Christopher Nolan’s WWII Blockbuster

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Christopher Nolan is set to return to theaters July 21 with his highly anticipated WWII blockbuster “Dunkirk,” and anticipation is reaching a fever pitch with under a month to go. The movie, which recounts the Dunkirk evacuation, stars Tom Hardy, Fionn Whitehead, Cillian Murphy and Kenneth Branagh, among others.

Read More: ‘Dunkirk’: Christopher Nolan Explains Why the WWII Story Is in His ‘DNA’ 

Nolan is a filmmaker well known for his secrecy regarding new projects, and while we still don’t know a lot about “Dunkirk,” the director has teased the movie a bunch in interviews over the last several months.

IndieWire has rounded up all the most important, need-to-know facts about “Dunkirk” below. Make sure you know these 9 things before buying your ticket to Nolan’s latest summer blockbuster.

1. It’s the Shortest Feature Nolan Has Made Since His Debut

Warner Brothers has confirmed that “Dunkirk” will only run one hour and 47 minutes, including end credits, making the WWII epic the shortest movie of Nolan’s career since his feature debut, “The Following” (one hour and nine minutes). Only two other Nolan movies have run under two hours: “Memento” (one hour and 53 minutes) and “Insomnia” (one hour and 58 minutes).

All of the director’s big Hollywood blockbusters have clocked in over the 120 minute mark. His last outing, the space odyssey “Interstellar,” was his longest movie ever at two hours and 49 minutes. Each film in “The Dark Knight” trilogy ran over two hours and 20 minutes, while “Inception” clocked in at two hours and 28 minutes.

Length has never been an issue when it comes to Nolan and the box office, though the shorter “Dunkirk” runtime suggests a much tighter narrative, despite what could be a very sprawling setting.

2. It’s Set During World War II But It’s Not A War Film

Despite the movie’s WWII setting — the Dunkirk evacuation took place during the Battle of France — Nolan has gone on record multiple times declaring that “Dunkirk” is not a war film, but rather a suspense movie.

“It’s a survival story and first and foremost a suspense film,” Nolan told the Associated Press earlier this year. “While there is a high level of intensity to it, it does not necessarily concern itself with the bloody aspects of combat, which have been so well done in so many films. We were really trying to take a different approach and achieve intensity in a different way.”

The film has received a PG-13 rating from the MPAA, which threw a curveball to some fans hoping a Nolan war film would be earn an R rating. Nolan’s focus on suspense over bloodshed is no doubt the reason why.

Read More: Christopher Nolan Explains Why ‘Dunkirk’ is Rated PG-13: ‘It Is Not a War Film’

3. The Film Tells Three Different Stories Simultaneously (Even Though They All Take Place At Different Times)

It wouldn’t be a Christopher Nolan movie without an ambitious leap of storytelling, so here is where things get very, very Nolan. When the director announced he was making a WWII feature, most fans were left wondering what Nolan was going to bring to the war genre, and he teased his narrative risk with Premiere magazine back in February.

“The film is told from three points of view: The air (planes), the land (on the beach) and the sea (the evacuation by the navy),” he said. “For the soldiers embarked in the conflict, the events took place on different temporalities. On land, some stayed one week stuck on the beach. On the water, the events lasted a maximum day; And if you were flying to Dunkirk, the British spitfires would carry an hour of fuel.”

What Nolan is essentially telling us is that the story threads of “Dunkirk” don’t all match up on the same time frame. So how exactly is he planning to tell three different stories that take place over different durations of time?

“To mingle these different versions of history, one had to mix the temporal strata,” Nolan said. “Hence the complicated structure; Even if the story, once again, is very simple.”

Expect a lot of the success of “Dunkirk” to be riding on just how exactly Nolan cracked the time challenges facing the narrative.

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Oscars at the Halfway Mark: ‘Logan,’ ‘Get Out’ and Women Directors

22 June 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The year is half over and Oscar voters need to catch up on their homework. There have been many worthwhile films in the first six months of 2017, including “Get Out” from writer-director Jordan Peele (Universal, Blumhouse); “Logan,” the dark, tender neo-Western from director James Mangold (Fox); and the sumptuous mega-hit “Beauty and the Beast” (director Bill Condon, Disney).

A few years ago, these would have been extreme longshots, at best. But there have been changes in Academy voters and their tastes. Recent winners including “Moonlight,” “Mad Max: Fury Road” and “Ex Machina” prove that voters are redefining what is considered “Oscar bait.” The blurred definition is a challenge to awards strategists, but good news for hopefuls.

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The January-June period has seen many other films with Oscar potential in various categories; see the accompanying reminders by Variety colleagues Kris Tapley and Jenelle Riley. And, needless to say, other contenders will be covered a lot before the March 4, 2018, Oscar ceremony.

Diversity has been a key theme. This year, several films directed by women could be in the mix, including Sofia Coppola’s “The Beguiled” (Focus Features), Patty Jenkins’ “Wonder Woman” (Warner Bros.), and Aisling Walsh’s “Maudie” (Sony Pictures Classics). Still to come are works from Kathryn Bigelow (Annapurna’s much-buzzed “Detroit”), Dee Rees (Netflix’s “Mudbound”); Margaret Betts (Sony Classics’ “Novitiate”) and Angelina Jolie (Netflix’s “First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers”).

There are also upcoming works from international filmmakers like Sebastian Lelio, Alfonso Gomez-Rijon, Michael Gracey, Yorgos Lanthimos and Taika Waititi. They will join veterans including Guillermo del Toro, Alexander Payne, Stephen Frears, Richard Linklater, Steven Spielberg, George Clooney, Darren Aronofsky and Paul Thomas Anderson.

Here are month-by-month opening dates, followed by a list of films that made a splash at the year’s film festivals so far. And the upcoming festivals will also add a few twists to the Oscar race.

The director and stars are listed for purpose of jogging readers’ memories; it’s not a matter of handicapping, since it’s pointless to make predictions about films that have not been widely seen.

July: “War for the Planet of the Apes” (directed by Matt Reeves; starring Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson; Fox)

August: “Detroit” (Kathryn Bigelow; John Boyega; Annapurna); “Logan Lucky” (Steven Soderbergh; Channing Tatum, Daniel Craig; Bleecker Street); “Patty Cake$” (Geremy Jasper; Danielle Macdonald; Searchlight); “Wind River” (Taylor Sheridan; Elizabeth Olsen; The Weinstein Co.).

September: “American Made” (Doug Liman; Tom Cruise; Universal); “Battle of the Sexes” (Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris; Emma Stone, Steve Carell; Fox Searchlight); “First They Killed My Father” (Angelina Jolie; Netflix); “Victoria and Abdul” (Stephen Frears; Judi Dench; Focus).

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October: “Blade Runner 2049” (Denis Villeneuve; Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford; WB); “Breathe” (Andy Serkis; Andrew Garfield; Bleecker Street, Participant); “Goodbye Christopher Robin” (Simon Curtis; Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie; Searchlight); “Marshall” (Reginald Hudlin; with Chadwick Boseman as Thurgood Marshall; Open Road); “Mother!” (Darren Aronofsky; Jennifer Lawrence; Paramount); “The Mountain Between Us” (Hany Abu-Assad; Idris Elba, Kate Winslet; Fox); “Thank You for Your Service” (Jason Hall; Miles Teller; Universal)

November: “Darkest Hour” (Joe Wright; Gary Oldman; Focus); “Last Flag Flying” (Richard Linklater; Bryan Cranston; Amazon); “The Man Who Invented Christmas” (Bharat Nalluri; Dan Stevens; Bleecker Street); “Mary Magdalene” (Garth Davis; Rooney Mara, Joaquin Phoenix; TWC); “Murder on the Orient Express” (Kenneth Branagh; Johnny Depp; Fox); “Suburbicon” (George Clooney; Matt Damon; Paramount); “Thor: Ragnarok” (Taika Waititi; Chris Hemsworth; Disney, Marvel Studios); “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” (Martin McDonagh; Frances McDormand; Searchlight).

December: “The Greatest Showman” (Michael Gracey; Hugh Jackman; Fox); “The Current War” (Alfonso Gomez-Rijon; Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Shannon; TWC); “Downsizing” (Alexander Payne; Matt Damon, Laura Dern; Paramount); “The Papers” (Steven Spielberg; Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep; Fox, Amblin); “The Shape of Water” (Guillermo del Toro; Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer; Searchlight); “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” (Rian Johnson; Disney, Lucasfilm); “Phantom Thread” (Paul Thomas Anderson; Daniel Day-Lewis; Focus); “Wonder Wheel” (Woody Allen; James Belushi, Kate Winslet; Amazon).

And some of the festival hits so far this year:

Sundance: “The Big Sick,” (Michael Showalter; Kumail Nanjiani, Ray Romano, Holly Hunter; Amazon, Lionsgate); “Call Me By Your Name” (Luca Guadagnino; Armie Hammer (Sony Pictures Classics); “The Hero” (Brett Haley; Sam Elliott; The Orchard); Also: “Mudbound” and “Wind River.”

Berlin: “The Lost City of Z” (James Gray; Charlie Hunnam; Amazon, Bleecker Street); “Final Portrait” (Stanley Tucci; Geoffrey Rush; Sony Classics); “Maudie” (Aisling Walsh; Sally Hawkins; Sony Classics).

South by Southwest: “The Disaster Artist” (James Franco; A24).

Cannes: “Good Time” (Safdie brothers; Robert Pattinson; A24); “You Were Never Really Here” (Lynne Ramsay; Joaquin Phoenix; Amazon); “Okja” (Bong Joon Ho; Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal; Netflix); “The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected),” (Noah Baumbach; Adam Sandler, Dustin Hoffman, Ben Stiller; Netflix); “The Killing of a Sacred Deer” (Yorgos Lanthimos; Nicole Kidman, Colin Farrell; A24); “The Florida Project” (Sean Baker; Willem Dafoe; A24); “Happy End” (Michael Haneke; Isabelle Huppert; Sony Classics); “Wonderstruck” (Todd Haynes; Julianne Moore; Amazon, Roadside Attractions).

There are also plenty of great documentaries, animated movies and foreign-language films, but those are for later columns.

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Dunkirk will be Christopher Nolan’s shortest film since Following

22 June 2017 1:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The official running time for Christopher Nolan’s hotly-anticipated World War II epic Dunkirk has been revealed, and the film will run for just 107 minutes.

That is the shortest of his career since his 1998 directorial debut Following, and the first of his films to be below two hours since Insomnia in 2002. It’s also an hour and two minutes shorter than Nolan’s last movie, the 2014 sci-fi Interstellar.

The running time makes a refreshing change to many of this summer’s big blockbusters, with the likes of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Wonder Woman and Transformers: The Last Knight all heading towards the two-and-a-half hour mark.

Dunkirk opens as hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops are surrounded by enemy forces. Trapped on the beach with their backs to the sea they face an impossible situation as the enemy closes in.”

Dunkirk is set for release on July 21st 2017 and features a cast that includes Nolan regulars Tom Hardy and Cillian Murphy alongside Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh, Harry StylesAneurin Barnard, Jack Lowden, James D’Arcy, Barry Keoghan, Tom Glynn-Carney and newcomer Fionn Whitehead. »

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Watch two new TV spots for Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk

20 June 2017 11:30 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

There’s exactly a month to go until the release of Christopher Nolan’s hotly-anticipated World War II epic Dunkirk, and to celebrate we have a couple of new TV spots for the film, which you can watch here…

Dunkirk opens as hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops are surrounded by enemy forces. Trapped on the beach with their backs to the sea they face an impossible situation as the enemy closes in.”

Dunkirk is set for release on July 21st 2017 and features a cast that includes Nolan regulars Tom Hardy and Cillian Murphy alongside Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh, Harry StylesAneurin Barnard, Jack Lowden, James D’Arcy, Barry Keoghan, Tom Glynn-Carney and newcomer Fionn Whitehead. »

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Hugh Jackman, Colin Firth, 'Avatar' and 'Deadpool 2' Give Firepower to Fox's CineEurope Show

20 June 2017 4:01 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

New CEO Stacey Snider opened up a 20th Century Fox's presentation at CineEurope that cranked the trade show's on-stage talent up several notches.

The likes of Colin Firth, Hugh Jackman, Kenneth Branagh, Matthew Vaughn and Robert Rodriguez dropped in to introduce their latest wares to the audience in Barcelona Tuesday, while some major projects were given exclusive sneak peeks.  

Vaughn and Firth were on hand to discuss Kingsman: The Golden Circle, with the director offering three high-octane clips from the comedy/spy-actioner, two of which were also shown last month during Fox's »

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More Christopher Nolan's "Dunkirk"

17 June 2017 9:34 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek more extended footage from "The Dark Knight" director Christopher Nolan's latest feature "Dunkirk", opening July 21, 2017, set in World War II during the Dunkirk, France evacuation, including leaked footage of Nolan directing an action sequence:

Dp Hoyte van Hoytema ("Interstellar") started shooting with Nolan May 2016 with IMAX 65mm and 65mm large format film stock. Locations included Urk, Netherlands, Swanage and Weymouth in Dorset, UK. 

Opening July 21, 2017, cast includes Harry Styles, Fionn Whitehead, Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh, Mark Rylance, Jack Lowden...

Aneurin Barnard, Cillian Murphy, James D'Arcy, Barry Keoghan and Tom Glynn-Carney.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek Christopher Nolan's "Dunkirk"...

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Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk gets a new IMAX poster

17 June 2017 12:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We’ve seen four new TV spots and a batch of banners for Dunkirk this week, and now Warner Bros. has unveiled a brand new IMAX poster for Christopher Nolan’s hotly-anticipated World War II epic; take a look here…

See Also: Christopher Nolan explains Dunkirk’s PG-13 rating

Dunkirk opens as hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops are surrounded by enemy forces. Trapped on the beach with their backs to the sea they face an impossible situation as the enemy closes in.”

Dunkirk is set for release on July 21st 2017 and features a cast that includes Nolan regulars Tom Hardy and Cillian Murphy alongside Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh, Harry StylesAneurin Barnard, Jack Lowden, James D’Arcy, Barry Keoghan, Tom Glynn-Carney and newcomer Fionn Whitehead. »

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Two TV Spots And A New Action Shot For Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk Rally The Troops

15 June 2017 6:58 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Faced with a seemingly insurmountable challenge circa 1940, it was Winston Churchill who famously declared that the Allied forces would rise up against Nazi rule by any means necessary – “we shall fight on the seas and oceans…we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills” – a speech in which he deemed Operation Dynamo to be a “miracle of deliverance.”

That immense rescue mission, one that involved the safe passage of 400,000 troops from a small seaport town in northerly France, is bound for the silver screen next month in the form of Dunkirk, Christopher Nolan’s historical epic set to document one of the most daring rescue missions ever staged.

Pegged to land on these shores come July 21st, Dunkirk is everything we’ve come to expect from a Nolan blockbuster: »

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New banners for Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk

15 June 2017 5:55 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following a batch of TV spots for Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk earlier in the week [watch them here], we now have three new banners for the hotly-anticipated World War II epic which you can check out here…

See Also: Christopher Nolan explains Dunkirk’s PG-13 rating

Dunkirk opens as hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops are surrounded by enemy forces. Trapped on the beach with their backs to the sea they face an impossible situation as the enemy closes in.”

Dunkirk is set for release on July 21st 2017 and features a cast that includes Nolan regulars Tom Hardy and Cillian Murphy alongside Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh, Harry StylesAneurin Barnard, Jack Lowden, James D’Arcy, Barry Keoghan, Tom Glynn-Carney and newcomer Fionn Whitehead. »

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Watch four new TV spots for Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk

13 June 2017 3:05 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With a little over a month to go until the hotly-anticipated release of Christopher Nolan’s latest film Dunkirk, Warner Bros. has unveiled four new TV spots for the acclaimed director’s World War II epic; check them out here…

See Also: Wargaming and Warner Bros. partner up for Christopher Nolan’s World War II epic Dunkirk

Dunkirk opens as hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops are surrounded by enemy forces. Trapped on the beach with their backs to the sea they face an impossible situation as the enemy closes in.”

Dunkirk is set for release on July 21st 2017 and features a cast that includes Nolan regulars Tom Hardy and Cillian Murphy alongside Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh, Harry StylesAneurin Barnard, Jack Lowden, James D’Arcy, Barry Keoghan, Tom Glynn-Carney and newcomer Fionn Whitehead. »

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Miracle Of Dunkirk Featured In New Poster

7 June 2017 7:53 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Even though large tracts of Europe and many old and famous States have fallen or may fall into the grip of the Gestapo and all the odious apparatus of Nazi rule, we shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender, and if, which I do not for a moment believe, this island or a large part of it were subjugated and starving, then our Empire beyond the seas, armed and guarded by the British Fleet, would carry on the struggle, »

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Atomic Blonde, Dunkirk, Coco, and more make our daily movie news

7 June 2017 2:44 PM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

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A plethora of posters are coming at you in today's movie news!

A new clip and poster for Atomic Blonde dropped today! This thriller stars Charlize Theron (The Fate of the Furious), Sofia Boutella (The Mummy), Bill Skarsgard (It), and James McAvoy (Split). Atomic Blonde follows an undercover MI6 agent who is sent to Berlin during the Cold War to investigate the murder of a fellow agent and recover a missing list of double agents.

Watch Theron and Boutella get dangerously close in the new clip. Check it out below and see Atomic Blonde when it hits Cineplex theatres on July 28th. (Theron is looking both elegant and dangerous in the new poster too!)

On July 28, Charlize Theron goes Atomic. Check out the new #AtomicBlonde poster. »

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New poster for Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk

7 June 2017 10:39 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Warner Bros. Pictures has released a new poster for Dunkirk, the upcoming World War II epic from acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan, which features newcomer Fionn Whitehead as Tommy, a British Army private who finds himself fighting for survival along with hundreds of thousands of other Allied soldiers trapped on the beaches of Dunkirk in 1940…

See Also: Wargaming and Warner Bros. partner up for Christopher Nolan’s World War II epic Dunkirk

Dunkirk opens as hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops are surrounded by enemy forces. Trapped on the beach with their backs to the sea they face an impossible situation as the enemy closes in.”

Dunkirk is set for release on July 21st 2017 and features a cast that includes Nolan regulars Tom Hardy and Cillian Murphy alongside Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh, Harry StylesAneurin Barnard, Jack Lowden, James D’Arcy, Barry Keoghan, Tom Glynn-Carney and newcomer Fionn Whitehead. »

- Gary Collinson

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Wargaming and Warner Bros. partner up for Christopher Nolan’s World War II epic Dunkirk

6 June 2017 3:31 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Historical warfare Mmo developers Wargaming.net have partnered up with Warner Bros. to remember Dunkirk, one of the most important events of World War II and the inspiration for the epic action film written and directed by Christopher Nolan.

The evacuation from Dunkirk took place from the 26th May until the 4th June 1940 and saw hundreds of thousands of British and British Empire troops in the British Expeditionary Force trapped on the beaches of Dunkirk in France and surrounded by huge German forces.  With their backs to the English Channel there seemed to be no escape until salvation came in the form of fleets of both military and civilian vessels of all sizes.

Those players who enter the field of battle in World of Tanks, World of Warships and World of Warplanes will be able to take part in a series of missions, earn emblems and medals etc supporting the film. »

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Everyone is a Suspect in Murder on the Orient Express

5 June 2017 4:14 PM, PDT | Filmonic.com | See recent Filmonic news »

Everyone is a suspect in the first official trailer for the Kenneth Branagh directed Murder on the Orient Express, starring a bunch of people you definitely heard of. Of course Kenneth Branagh directed a new adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express, he is very much the perfect man for this job. Now having him […]

Read Everyone is a Suspect in Murder on the Orient Express on Filmonic.

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‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Soars to New Heights on Social Media

5 June 2017 12:03 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sony’s “Spider-Man: Homecoming” generated the most social media buzz last week with nearly 63,000 new conversations, according to media-measurement firm comScore and its PreAct service.

The tentpole was featured in a GQ piece about star Tom Holland on June 1, and the franchise teased an upcoming animated series on June 3. “Spider-Man: Homecoming” also generated the most buzz during May 22-28 with nearly 175,000 new conversations after it released a new full trailer on May 24, highlighting Holland’s Peter Parker dealing with Tony Stark’s Iron Man, just as he’s coming into his powers at the age of 15.

Spider-Man: Homecoming” has produced a total of 1.95 million new conversations. The tentpole opens on July 7.

Disney-Pixar’s “Cars 3” generated 20,000 new conversations last week in the wake of launching promo partnerships with Autotrader on May 30 on its website and Sportie on June 2 in its pop-up store. The studio announced on May 26 that pro driver »

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Netflix Original Movie Review: Mindhorn Is the Perfect Summer Comedy

3 June 2017 8:54 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Mindhorn is one of those movies that only works for viewers who are open to it. As a person who is very open to the sense of humor on display here, I found Mindhorn to be one of the most boldly original movies to grace screens thus far in 2017. And it doesn't hurt that the movie comes from one half of the mastermind team behind The Mighty Boosh.

The premise of this film is very much of its time. First off, you must know that Mindhorn is a comedy. However, the comedy isn't as overt as you might expect or hope. As a result, there are going to be people that simply will not get this film. I liken it to the people that love Seinfeld but just don't get Curb Your Enthusiasm. It is essentially the same with Mindhorn. If you love Seinfeld, this film may not be for you. »

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Cool Videos: Murder on the Orient Express trailer with different ending song

2 June 2017 1:34 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

So, however you feel about the upcoming Agatha Christie adaptation Murder On The Orient Express from director and star Kenneth Branagh (as well as boasting an all-star cast that includes Johnny Depp, Willem Dafoe, Josh Gad, Daisey Ridley, Michelle Pfeiffer, among others), you have to admit the trailer was a bit...odd. Mainly for that grossly out-of-place Imagine Dragons song at the end. What your... Read More »

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Logan Lucky, Murder on the Orient Express, The Mountain Between Us, and more make our weekly movie news

2 June 2017 12:41 PM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Logan Lucky, Murder on the Orient Express, The Mountain Between Us, and more make our weekly movie newsLogan Lucky, Murder on the Orient Express, The Mountain Between Us, and more make our weekly movie newsZachary Dent6/2/2017 2:41:00 Pm

This week we got a pile of new trailers thrown our way! We've got those, plus a couple of posters and clips in this week's movie news!

A new trailer and poster dropped for Logan Lucky ​this week! This one's from director Steven Soderbergh who brought us classics like the Ocean's franchise and Magic Mike. Logan Lucky follows two brothers (Channing Tatum and Adam Driver) who attempt to pull off a heist during a Nascar race in North Carolina. It's got a star-studded cast with the likes of Daniel CraigKatie Holmes, Hilary Swank, Katherine Waterston, and Seth MacFarlane. The trailer is an absolute blast and we already suspect some award »

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