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‘Marshall’ Review: It’s Never a Great Sign When Josh Gad Plays the Lead Role in a Thurgood Marshall Biopic

12 October 2017 2:40 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

There are two very different explanations for why “Marshall” — ostensibly a biopic about Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice of the United States — isn’t really about Thurgood Marshall so much as it’s about a shaky Jewish lawyer who Marshall once coached through a case. The first (and more generous) of the explanations is that the world could use an inspiring film about different kinds of discriminated against Americans joining forces to fight the prejudice that betrays the promise of the nation they share. The second (and more sincere) of the explanations is that Hollywood still believes that white audiences need an entry point to stories about people who don’t look like them, a Virgil to take them by the hand and guide them — safely and without implication — down through an inferno of intolerance and then out the other side.

The two rationales behind telling this »

- David Ehrlich

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Actors You Wouldn’t Recognize in Their Movie Roles

6 October 2017 6:00 PM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Some actors you can identify even with heavy makeup on but others seem to blend into the character like a chameleon. Sometimes it’s possible to catch hints of them that allow you to guess who is under the disguise. Other times however you’re left flabbergasted when you realize who it really is. Here are several that you might be amazed by. Ralph Fiennes-Lord Voldemort Fiennes has a very distinctive look that’s kind of hard to hide but as Lord Voldemort he’s still given a rather sinister appearance that doesn’t look too much like his normal self. Bill Skarsgard-Pennywise Wait until

Actors You Wouldn’t Recognize in Their Movie Roles »

- Wake

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The Fyzz Facility Sets Up New TV Arm, Led by Zoe Rocha

28 September 2017 3:49 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

London-based film producer and financer The Fyzz Facility is expanding into television, setting up a new TV arm to create high-end scripted programs for the international market.

Zoe Rocha has been tapped as managing director of The Fyzz Facility TV. Rocha helped found LittleRock Pictures, to which she’ll continue to serve as a consultant; the company’s border-control mockumentary series, “Borderline,” which airs on Britain’s Channel 5 and on Netflix, has a second season coming out next month. Rocha has also worked with Stephen Fry and Jeremy Thomas.

“We are thrilled to be launching The Fyzz Facility TV at a time when there is so much talent and innovation in this arena,” Fyzz Facility co-founder Wayne Marc Godfrey said in a statement. “Zoe combines great taste and talent relationships with an irrepressible entrepreneurial energy.”

Rocha said the new TV arm would focus on developing “high-end, prestigious, visionary drama” and establishing “a place for writers and directors »

- Henry Chu

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‘Spielberg’ Trailer Sheds Light on the Legendary Director

27 September 2017 1:16 AM, PDT | Age of the Nerd | See recent Age of the Nerd news »

The first trailer for HBO’s ‘Spielberg‘ Documentary has arrived. Since it’s announcement, this documentary has been one of our most anticipated films of the fall season. The film, which was directed and Produced by Susan Lacy, covers the illustrious career of the Steven Spielberg. Comprised of excerpts of 30 hours of exclusive interviews from the director himself, as well as collaborators and family, ‘Spielberg‘ is set to be the definitive career retrospective of the acclaimed director.

Lacy interviewed more than 80 subjects for the film, ranging from A-list celebrities, to directors and producers, to industry insiders, including J.J. Abrams, Christian Bale, Drew Barrymore, Cate Blanchett, Francis Ford Coppola, Daniel Craig, Daniel Day-Lewis, Brian de Palma, Laura Dern, Leonardo DiCaprio, Richard Dreyfuss, Ralph Fiennes,Robert Zemeckis, Harrison Ford, David Geffen, Tom Hanks, Dustin Hoffman, Holly Hunter, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Ben Kingsley, Kathleen Kennedy, George Lucas, Liam Neeson, Oprah Winfrey, and Martin Scorsesse. »

- Taylor Salan

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HBO's Spielberg Documentary Trailer Explores the Genius Behind the Director

24 September 2017 12:00 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

HBO has released the new trailer for its upcoming documentary Spielberg. One of the most famous filmmakers in the world, Steven Spielberg pulls back the curtain on his remarkable career more than ever before in the exclusive HBO presentation Spielberg. The feature-length documentary examines Spielberg's filmography in depth, revealing how his experiences fed his work and changed it over time. Directed and produced by award-winning documentarian Susan Lacy, this unprecedented chronicle debuts Saturday, October 7, exclusively on HBO. The documentary will also be available on HBO Now, HBO Go, HBO On Demand and affiliate portals.

Steven Spielberg has built an unrivaled catalogue of groundbreaking films over the course of his nearly 50-year career. Charting the evolution of this iconic figure, Lacy draws on nearly 30 hours of exclusive interviews with the director, who opens up about his bittersweet childhood and lifelong obsession with moviemaking, his precocious early work as a TV "wunderkind, »

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HBO releases trailer for its Spielberg documentary

24 September 2017 10:22 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Next month, HBO is set to delve into the life and career of legendary filmmaker Steven Spielberg with the feature length documentary Spielberg from director Susan Lacy, and we’ve got the poster and first trailer for you here; check them out…

Steven Spielberg has built an unrivaled catalogue of groundbreaking films over the course of his nearly 50-year career. Charting the evolution of this iconic figure, Lacy draws on nearly 30 hours of exclusive interviews with the director, who opens up about his bittersweet childhood and lifelong obsession with moviemaking, his precocious early work as a TV “wunderkind,” his rise to fame through an incredible string of blockbusters, his later forays into more serious dramatic films, and the personal and professional relationships he’s cultivated through the years. […] The result is a remarkably intimate portrait that combines Spielberg’s compelling first-person narrative with an in-depth exploration of the creative process »

- Gary Collinson

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New York Film Festival Early Bird highlights by Anne-Katrin Titze

24 September 2017 9:55 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold director Griffin Dunne Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

The Spotlight on Documentary programme at the 55th New York Film Festival has a number of high profile authors in the spotlight, including Gay Talese in Josh Koury and Myles Kane's Voyeur. Griffin Dunne's Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold with interviews with Harrison Ford, David Hare, Anna Wintour, Calvin Trillin, and Vanessa Redgrave (her Sea Sorrow is in the festival with Emma Thompson and Ralph Fiennes), and Rebecca Miller's portrait Arthur Miller: Writer (with Tony Kushner and Mike Nichols commenting on her father's career) are two excellent insider depictions. Aki Kaurismäki's The Other Side Of Hope (starring Sherwan Haji, Sakari Kuosmanen) and Chloé Zhao's The Rider, screening in the Main Slate, round out the four early bird highlights.

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- Anne-Katrin Titze

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‘Eastern Promises’: David Cronenberg’s Brutal Drama of Family Ties

14 September 2017 9:49 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Looking back on this still-young century makes clear that 2007 was a major time for cinematic happenings — and, on the basis of this retrospective, one we’re not quite through with ten years on. One’s mind might quickly flash to a few big titles that will be represented, but it is the plurality of both festival and theatrical premieres that truly surprises: late works from old masters, debuts from filmmakers who’ve since become some of our most-respected artists, and mid-career turning points that didn’t necessarily announce themselves as such at the time. Join us as an assembled team, many of whom were coming of age that year, takes on their favorites.

In remembering David Cronenberg’s Eastern Promises, one scene immediately comes to mind: Viggo Mortensen fighting two fully clothed men in a bathhouse while completely nude. Cronenberg, never one to shy away from showing the human body, »

- The Film Stage

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The Fyzz Facility, Andrew Levitas Board Ralph Fiennes’ Rudolf Nureyev Movie ‘The White Crow’

8 September 2017 2:23 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

New financing partners and cast members have been announced for “The White Crow,” the film based on a chapter of ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev’s life and directed by Ralph Fiennes.

HanWay Films is the co-financing partner, and is selling the film at the Toronto International Film Festival.

London-based The Fyzz Facility has now come on board to co-finance the film, with the company’s Wayne Marc Godfrey and Robert Jones joining as executive producers. Filmmaker Andrew Levitas (“Lullaby”) has joined as a producer and financier through his Metalwork Pictures and Rogue Black banners.

Production is underway in France and Russia at locations including The Russian State Hermitage Museum, and will move to Croatia and Serbia. The film focuses on an explosive chapter in Nureyev’s life and is based on Julie Kavanagh’s book “Rudolf Nureyev: The Life.”

Johan Kobborg, the former principal dancer of London’s Royal Ballet, is attached as choreographer. »

- Stewart Clarke

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Toys ‘R’ Us celebrates Bricktober with The Lego Batman Movie

1 September 2017 2:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Toys ‘R’ Us has revealed its annual Bricktober celebration exclusive set which contains four brand new Batman minifigures as part of The Lego Batman Movie theme; take a look at the official promotional images here…

See Also: Exclusive interview with Chris McKay on The Lego Batman Movie and Lego Universe

In the irreverent spirit of fun that made “The Lego® Movie” a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble – Lego Batman – stars in his own big-screen adventure. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker’s hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up.

The Lego Batman Movie sees Will Arnett reprising his role as Batman from The Lego Moviealongside Michael Cera (Superbad) as Robin, Rosario Dawson (Daredevil) as Batgirl, Zach Galifianakis »

- Amie Cranswick

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‘Speilberg’ to debut October 7th on HBO

28 August 2017 7:44 PM, PDT | Age of the Nerd | See recent Age of the Nerd news »

‘Speilberg‘, an intimate portrait of the iconic film director Steven Spielberg, is set to be released on October 7th. The documentary, which is set to premiere on all HBO platforms, will examine the director’s filmography in depth like never before. I’m a massive fan of documentaries – especially ones that examine filmmakers – so this should be a treat for cinephiles such as myself.

Directed and produced by documentarian Susan Lacy, this film covers the 50 year career of the director. ‘Spielberg‘ also includes insights from members of Spielberg’s family, as well as friends and colleagues, plus clips and behind-the-scenes footage from many of his milestone films. Some of his filmography that is included in the doc: ‘Jaws,’ ‘Raiders of the Lost Arc,’ ‘Et: The Extra-Terrestrial,’ ‘Jurassic Park,’ ‘Schindler’s List,’ ‘Saving Private Ryan,’ ‘Bridge of Spies’ and many more.

Steven Spielberg has built an unrivaled catalogue of groundbreaking films »

- Taylor Salan

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Smt Trailer Debut: ‘Victor Crowley’ and Fall ’17 Updates

25 August 2017 10:14 AM, PDT | Age of the Nerd | See recent Age of the Nerd news »

(Aotn) Ok Smt heads, you know, you loved Hatchet. I mean Kane Hodder? C’mon… Well, this week’s surprise news about Victor Crowley, the upcoming sequel to the 90’s slasher crowd pleaser should have you beside yourself. Literally…

Check the trailer right here!

Dark Sky Films announced Thursday the release of Victor Crowley, the surprise fourth film in the fan-favorite Hatchet franchise. Kept tightly under wraps for over two years, the slasher reboot unexpectedly debuted tonight at Hollywood’s ArcLight Cinema, shocking fans, celebrities, and industry professionals who gathered this evening to celebrate at an event coined as a “Hatchet 10th Anniversary Celebration.” Set a decade after the events of the series’ first three films, Victor Crowley reunites Hatchet mainstays Kane Hodder (Friday the 13th 7 –X‘s Jason Voorhees) and Parry Shen (Better Luck Tomorrow) for an all-new, horrifying journey into the haunted, blood-drenched bayou. In 2007, forty-nine people were »

- Jason Stewart

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Ralph Fiennes Eyed For ‘The Goldfinch’

17 August 2017 12:49 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

So, how much does Hollywood want to get involved with the adaptation of Donna Tartt‘s Pulitzer Prize winning “The Goldfinch“? A major studio is going to work with a streaming company to make it happen. Warner Bros. is teaming up with Amazon to co-finance the film, with the former getting the theatrical rights, and the latter the streaming rights, as you would expect. Not only that, there is some real star power circling the picture.

Continue reading Ralph Fiennes Eyed For ‘The Goldfinch’ at The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Amazon Studios, Warner Bros. Teaming on ‘The Goldfinch’ (Exclusive)

17 August 2017 11:27 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Warner Bros. is finalizing a deal with Amazon Studios to co-finance its film adaptation of Donna Tartt’s “The Goldfinch,” Variety has learned.

As part of the pact, Amazon will invest more than a third of the movie’s budget, which is estimated to be in the $40 million range, according to insiders. In return, it will get streaming rights to the picture and debut it on home entertainment platforms in what is commonly referred to as the pay-tv window, the term for when movies debut on HBO and Showtime.

Warner Bros. will distribute the film in theaters worldwide. There were several other parties interested in boarding the project, but Amazon was the most aggressive. The e-retailer believes the project is a good fit for its customer base, because Tartt’s novel was a big seller on its platform. It also views the partnership on the movie as a good branding opportunity. »

- Brent Lang

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Vera Glagoleva, Russian Actress Who Directed Ralph Fiennes in 'Two Women,' Dies at 61

17 August 2017 7:40 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Russian actress and director Vera Glagoleva has died at a German clinic where she was being treated for cancer. She was 61.

Her death was announced late Wednesday by family and friends in Russia in a number of messages on social media platforms.

Natalia Ivanova, who produced Glagoleva's final film in 2014, Two Women, a 19th-century period piece based on Ivan Turgenev's play A Month in the Country that starred Ralph Fiennes, wrote on Facebook that Glagoleva was not only a "favorite actress" and director but also a "guardian angel, friend and accomplice."

Ivanova, who produces through her Moscow-based company »

- Nick Holdsworth

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Daniel Craig announces he’s back for Bond 25!!

16 August 2017 2:20 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Scott Davis

And so after months, years in fact, of back and forth with rumours galore about whether Daniel Craig would again but on the famous tuxedo for a fifth outing as James Bond we finally have an answer – and it’s going to please a lot of people.

Coy for many months, and indeed during press just yesterday for his new film Logan Lucky, Craig spoke to Stephen Colbert last night on his chat show and delighted the audience by announcing that he was returning once more as James Bond 007. A simple “yes” was all anyone needed from him and that’s exactly what we got but the actor admitted that he had been talking to producers for a few months now to get everything right and now the word has come.

Craig said:

“We’ve been discussing it, we’ve just been trying to figure things out… »

- Scott Davis

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Official Trailer for Prison Escape Thriller 'Maze' Set in Northern Ireland

15 August 2017 3:53 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"It was supposed to be the most secure prison in Europe. It wasn't supposed to have a flaw." Lionsgate UK has debuted the first official trailer for an action thriller titled Maze, telling the true story of how 38 Ira prisoners escaped from Hmp Maze high-security prison in Northern Ireland in 1983. The full cast includes Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Martin McCann, Barry Ward, Eileen Walsh, and Aaron Monaghan. This premiered at the Galway Film Fleadh in July, and will be released in UK cinemas in September, but there's still no Us release date yet. I don't know much about the history of this story, but I am intrigued to find out how they escaped. The main guy kind of reminds me of Ralph Fiennes. This is worth a look, might be good. Here's the first official trailer for Stephen Burke's Maze, direct from YouTube (via Tmb): Based on the true story »

- Alex Billington

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Five reasons to see The Lego Batman Movie again

4 August 2017 10:23 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Five reasons to see The Lego Batman Movie againFive reasons to see The Lego Batman Movie againJenny Bullough8/4/2017 12:23:00 Pm

The Lego Batman Movie is definitely one of our favourite family movies of 2017 so far. It’s an action-packed yet heartwarming story that’s so jam-packed full of jokes, one-liners, visual gags, callbacks, and references that you Have to see it more than once if you want to catch even half of them! And now that it's available to stream on the Cineplex Store, you can watch it as often as you like!

If you caught Lego Batman (voiced by Will Arnett) in theatres, you know what we’re talking about, and you might already be planning to watch it again. To help convince you, we’ve rounded up just a few reasons you’ll want to watch this instant classic again.

In case you haven’t seen The Lego Batman Movie yet, »

- Jenny Bullough

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How James Bond 25 could reinvent the franchise

25 July 2017 2:00 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Mark Harrison Jul 26, 2017

James Bond 25 will arrive in November 2019. Eon Productions still has much to consider...

This feature contains spoilers for Spectre.

It was announced this week that James Bond Will Return in November 2019, for the 25th movie in the series. After the box office reception and subsequent backlash against the previous film, 2015's Spectre, there has been much speculation about the next film taking on a radically different approach, from casting to storytelling.

The signs strongly point towards Daniel Craig reprising his role for a fifth time, according to a report in the Mirror earlier this month and a recent confirmation in the New York Times that his return was “a done deal”. Despite Craig's much repeated quote about slashing his wrists rather than returning, which the actor has since put down to being overtired by the junket schedule, it certainly looks like he's coming back for one last go. »

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HBO Are Making A New Feature Length Steven Spielberg Documentary

12 July 2017 12:18 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

U.S. cable network HBO are planning a new feature-length Steven Spielberg documentary. Titled simply Spielberg, the new documentary will apparently aim to pull back the curtain on his remarkable career more than ever before. It will also explore the legendary filmmaker’s filmography in depth, revealing how his experiences fed his work and changed it over time.

Celebrated documentarian Susan Lacy is producing and directing the new Spielberg documentary, which will air on HBO Stateside very soon – October 7th, 2017. It is expected to roll out to internationally affiliates – including Sky Atlantic in the UK – shortly afterwards.

The film will feature insights from members of Spielberg’s family, as well as friends and colleagues – Lacy reportedly interviewed over 80 subjects for the new film, including the likes of J.J. Abrams, Christian Bale, Drew Barrymore, Cate Blanchett, Francis Ford Coppola, Daniel Craig, Daniel Day-Lewis, Brian de Palma, Laura Dern, Leonardo DiCaprio, Richard Dreyfuss, »

- Paul Heath

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