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Edge Of Tomorrow and the future of stand-alone sci-fi

11 June 2014 8:35 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Despite great reviews, Edge Of Tomorrow has struggled. What does that mean for the future of stand-alone sci-fi films, we wonder...

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Five years ago, sci-fi cinema enjoyed a remarkable period of critical and financial success. Avatar came out at the end of 2009, made billions, garnered nine Oscar nominations, and won three. District 9 had emerged that same summer, where it made more than $200m and received four Oscar nominations. Then there was Moon, Duncan Jones' low-budget genre film which launched his filmmaking career.

In the summer of 2010, along came Inception - Christopher Nolan's high-concept sci-fi thriller starring Leonardo DiCaprio. Ahead of its release, Nolan's industry clout was at its height following the financial success and acclaim of Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. Yet Inception was seen by many as a risky undertaking - a $160m passion project Nolan had managed to set up  because Warner was »

- ryanlambie

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Orange is the New Black, S2 Overview, Part 1: Dark themes under a quirky coat

7 June 2014 7:56 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Orange is the New Black, Season 2, Episode 1: “Thirsty Bird”

Written by Tara Herrmann and Jenji Kohan

Directed by Jodie Foster

Orange is the New Black, Season 2, Episode 2-4: “Looks Blue, Tastes Red”,  “Hugs Can Be Deceiving”,  “A Whole Other Hole”

Written by Jenji Kohan (Episode 2), Lauren Morelli (Episode 3), Sian Heder (Episode 4)

Directed by Michael Trim (Episode 2, 3), Phil Abraham (Episode 4)

Orange is the New Black, Season 2, Episode 5-7: “Low Self Esteem City”, “You Also Have A Pizza”, “Comic Sans”

Written by Nick Jones (Episode 5), Stephen Falk (Episode 6), Sara Hess (Episode 7)

Directed by Andrew McCarthy (Episode 5,7), Allison Anders (Episode 6)

Premiered Friday, June 6th on Netflix Instant

Although the anti-hero television dramas of the past have been almost consistently compelling, there is a tendency for it to be nothing but a boy’s club that girls aren’t allowed into. Orange is the New Black, however, is a breath of »

- Richelle Charkot

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PGA Digital Visionaries: Netflix, AwesomenessTV, GTA V, Batkid, ‘Veronica Mars,’ Alfonso Cuaron, More

7 June 2014 12:21 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

The Producers Guild of America handed out its Digital Visionaries awards Friday night, recognizing nine notable organizations and the people behind them for using technology to advance the ways stories are told. “These are the top Hollywood people who are ultra-forward thinking in their vision of telling stories,” said Marc Scarpa, co-chair with Shawn Gold of the committee selecting the award winners. “We’re about pushing the medium forward.” Producer/Writer/Director Marshall Herskovitz (ThirtySomething, The Last Samurai and a prominent PGA member) handed out the night’s awards with short comments about each: The people behind the elaborate, and endlessly charming, confabulation that turned the city of San Francisco into a giant superhero playground for one ailing child dressed as “BatKid.” This award went to Patricia Wilson, Executive Director of Make-a-Wish Foundation, San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee and the city’s residents. Netflix, for its swath of original programming. »

- DAVID BLOOM

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Orange Is the New Black, Ep 2.01: “Thirsty Bird” is a grippingly cinematic episode

6 June 2014 10:19 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Orange Is the New Black, Season 2, Episode 1: “Thirsty Bird”

Written by Tara Herrmann and Jenji Kohan

Directed by Jodie Foster

Released Friday, June 6 on Netflix Instant

Orange is the New Black‘s title is probably the least compelling thing about the accomplished series. It springs to mind a kind of petulant rebelliousness, a hip “girl power” type of show that, however easily it could fall into being with its premise, consistently rises above being with its powerful, careful storytelling, laugh-out-loud humor, and three-dimensional characters. Still, the title is by no means empty, and actually rings out as strangely meaningful in this, its second season premiere. After all, what does happen when orange is the new black? Or, in other words, what happens when what we think is basic is absolutely no longer the case?

In this grippingly cinematic episode dealing with Piper’s transference to a higher-security prison after her beat-down of Pennsatucky, »

- Michael

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Jodie Foster, ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Stars Talk Binge-Viewing, Working with Femmes

6 June 2014 10:40 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

“We want it when we want it” — that’s how “House of Cards” co-star Robin Wright described the audience’s response to Netflix’s innovation in the way it launches series programming.

Wright, Jodie Foster and “Orange is the New Black” thesps Taylor Schilling and Kate Mulgrew talked about changing viewer habits and the impact on their work during the “Women Ruling TV” panel sesh held Thursday at the Television Academy’s headquarters in North Hollywood.

Hours before Netflix raised the curtain on season two of “Oitnb,” Schilling said that in the past she never felt her work as an actress got much notice. But that changed last year.

“Almost 72 hours after the show was released my experience walking down my street was completely different,” she said. “I had come to realize that people just spent 13 hours with me. It’s a really visceral, intimate relationship with the audience.”

“Kind of perverted, »

- Nikara Johns

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8 Tips on Ruling TV from Robin Wright, Jodie Foster, & Taylor Schilling at Netflix Emmys Event

6 June 2014 7:10 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

In the shadow of a giant Emmy statue, Netflix actors and directors gathered to discuss their craft -- and the benefits of working for the giant streaming service -- at the "Women Rule TV" panel discussion in North Hollywood Thursday night. Mere hours before the second season of "Orange is the New Black" made its debut online, stars Taylor Schilling and Kate Mulgrew appeared with two-time director Jodie Foster as well as Robin Wright (representing "House of Cards") and Jehane Noujaim (director of "The Square").  "I sound like I'm plugging Netflix -- which I am," Foster said during the discussion, establishing a theme of the night the executives in the audience were sure to love. It's Emmy season after all, an unavoidable fact brought to glaring clarity in the brief, hour-long discussion featuring clips highlighting each guest's work and a giant buffet and bar for voters outside. The only thing »

- Ben Travers

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8 Tips on Ruling TV from Robin Wright, Jodie Foster, & Taylor Schilling at Netflix Emmys Event

6 June 2014 7:10 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

In the shadow of a giant Emmy statue, Netflix actors and directors gathered to discuss their craft -- and the benefits of working for the giant streaming service -- at the "Women Rule TV" panel discussion in North Hollywood Thursday night. Mere hours before the second season of "Orange is the New Black" made its debut online, stars Taylor Schilling and Kate Mulgrew appeared with two-time director Jodie Foster as well as Robin Wright (representing "House of Cards") and Jehane Noujaim (director of "The Square").  "I sound like I'm plugging Netflix -- which I am," Foster said during the discussion, establishing a theme of the night the executives in the audience were sure to love. It's Emmy season after all, an unavoidable fact brought to glaring clarity in the brief, hour-long discussion featuring clips highlighting each guest's work and a giant buffet and bar for voters outside. The only thing »

- Ben Travers

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Netflix Flexes Female Power With Glitzy Emmy-Bait Panel

6 June 2014 6:44 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Were any doubt to remain, let it be clear: Netflix is doing its level best to make the Emmy season as big as the Oscars, with glitzy events showcasing its biggest stars to would-be voters. Case in point: Thursday night’s showcase at the TV Academy of five women from three of its most prominent programs, including Oscar winner Jodie Foster, Golden Globe winner Robin Wright, Golden Globe nominees Taylor Schilling and Kate Mulgrew and Jehane Noujaim, director of an Oscar-nominated documentary. The first four are either actors, directors or both on Netflix series House Of Cards and Orange is the New Black, while Noujaim directed The Square, the 2013 documentary about the Egyptian democracy uprising that Netflix distributed on VOD and video in the U.S. As is typical in such gatherings with a loose theme — in this case the theme appeared be Totally Rocking Actor-Director Humans Who Are Also »

- DAVID BLOOM

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Season premiere review: 'Orange Is the New Black' - 'Thirsty Bird/Looks Blue, Tastes Red'

6 June 2014 6:30 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Netflix released the new season of "Orange Is the New Black" last night, and I offered some early thoughts on the season yesterday. My plan is to review the season two episodes at a time, at a pace that may be weekly or may be more irregular than that, just to see how things go given the collision of the Netflix distribution model with the weekly discussion model. Thoughts on the first two episodes coming up just as soon as my mom tells me my birth story... "I think I've moved beyond stress into something more deeply disturbing." -Piper Like I said in yesterday's review, I'm impressed by Jenji Kohan responding to all the acclaim for the show's deep ensemble — and the ambivalence of many towards Piper (even if there are very passionate Piper/Alex partisans) — by returning with an episode that features only Piper (plus a little Alex). A »

- Alan Sepinwall

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Based on a True Story: A Study of Authenticity in Cinema, ahead of the release of Fruitvale Station

6 June 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

This week sees the release the incredible Fruitvale station. The debut feature by director Ryan Coogler shows the last 24 hours of Oscar Grant’s life, before he was shot and killed by a member of the Oakland police force. The film begins with the real footage of Grant and his friends at Fruitvale Station right up until the point where Grant was shot, but the rest of the film is a dramatised version of true events. The film is said to be almost entirely accurate, give or take on or two scenes which Coogler claims were only fictitious as nobody could account for what Coogler was doing at that time. Coogler obviously decided to stay as close to the truth as was possible, perhaps because Grant’s family were involved and he had access to certain information, but how much does sticking to the truth actually matter?

Perhaps the best »

- Nia Childs

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In Praise of "Go Fuck Y'Self" Women: Lori Petty in Orange is the New Black

4 June 2014 9:08 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Orange is the New Black is back Friday, all 13 episodes of the second season will be miraculously available at 12:01 Am on Netflix. And what a return it is. I've only seen the first episode, and suddenly all my other must-see TV seems so, well, superfluous. I won't ruin anything by divulging too many plot details, but it starts off strong, and promises to only get stronger. In brief, Piper (Taylor Schilling) is hauled out of solitary, where she's been since last season's harrowing closer in which she beat Pennsatucky (Taryn Manning) to a pulp -- and possibly death. She's sent on a journey to an unknown destination, denied information and a pee break by unconcerned male guards (who are nevertheless discussing amongst themselves how it's now inappropriate to use the term "bitch").That the episode is directed by Jodie Foster makes so much sense to me. Like much of the cast of Oitnb, »

- Sara Stewart

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Emmys: Jodie Foster on Why She Wanted to Direct 'Orange Is the New Black' (Q&A)

3 June 2014 2:38 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

This story first appeared in a special Emmy issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. There was little that Jodie Foster hadn't done as an actor, director and writer, which is why she jumped at the chance to broaden her résumé last year with two TV directing gigs. Here, the two-time Oscar-winning actress (The Accused, Silence of the Lambs) and feature director (The Beaver) shares the lessons she has learned as a TV newbie and why it's Ok to sometimes just let things happen. How did you get the gig to direct Orange Is the New Black? Interestingly, I

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- Stacey Wilson

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Crime Classic: The Silence Of The Lambs

29 May 2014 5:58 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

We're holding a free screening of a crime classic of your choice next week. Here's a look at another option: The Silence Of The Lambs...

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On the 5th June, we're holding a free crime classic cinema screening to celebrate the launch of the videogame Murdered: Soul Suspect. You can find out details of the screening, and how you can vote for the film you most want to see, here.

For now, here's our look back at the first of the films you can choose from: The Silence Of The Lambs.

Nb: This article contains spoilers.

"I ate his liver with fava beans and a nice Chianti".

If anything, The Silence Of The Lambs became a victim of its own success in the 1990s.

Unlike Manhunter - Michael Mann's stunning 1986 adaptation of Thomas Harris' previous novel, Red Dragon - Silence Of The Lambs was released to immediate acclaim. »

- ryanlambie

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Landscape Entertainment Taps Benjamin Tappan As Svp Television

28 May 2014 10:22 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Former Giant Pictures exec Benjamin Tappan is moving to Landscape Entertainment as Svp Television. The appointment was announced today by Landscape Partners Bob Cooper and Tyler Mitchell. In his new role, Tappan will manage Landscape’s TV slate along with Director of Development Sandy Shenkman. Current projects include the event series Nazareth, the first project under an overall deal between Landscape and Fox, as well as the recently announced Brand for USA Networks, exec produced by Jodie Foster (who also is attached to direct). Also on deck is Death In The Modern Age, which Landscape is producing as part of its first-look deal with Entertainment One television. Tappan most recently served as Svp at 20th Century Fox-based Giant Pictures where he oversaw development on projects, including A Good Day To Die Hard, Agent 47 and Go Like Hell. »

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Chloë Moretz First Look as Teen Hooker in New Equalizer Trailer

26 May 2014 12:46 PM, PDT | TheImproper.com | See recent TheImproper.com news »

Chloe Grace Moretz is featured as a teen hooker in a new trailer for “The Equalizer,” a movie knock-off of the popular television show. Move over Jodi Foster and Brook Shields. Moretz, 17, teams up with Oscar winner Denzel Washington, who plays Robert McCall, a retired special-ops commando. Melissa Leo plays McCall’s old friend and Marton Csokas plays Teddy, a brutal fixer for the Russian Mob. [...] »

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Six of the Best: Scariest Home Invasion Movies

23 May 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Imagine this: You go away on holiday, but things don’t go according to plan. So, you go home early. When you arrive, however, it turns out your empty house isn’t quite so empty… This is the plot of Squatters, the latest film from film by director Martin Weisz, available this Monday on DVD and digital download.

A frightening premise, to be sure, but there have been several other, arguably scarier, films revolving around home invasions. Here we take a look at six of the best.

 

Panic Room (2002)

David Fincher’s 2002 thriller didn’t get the acclaim of some of his other films, but he certainly put his heart and soul into it. With as many effects shots as any summer blockbuster, Fincher’s movie is an underrated gem, the rare film that instils a genuine sense of unease in its audience.  Second choice lead actress Jodie Foster puts »

- Barry Steele

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Matthew McConaughey Will Save Us All in New Interstellar Trailer

16 May 2014 10:32 AM, PDT | Beyond Hollywood | See recent Beyond Hollywood news »

So apparently Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi drama “Interstellar” spends a lot of time with Matthew McConaughey and his family before the Conaughey himself takes off for space to save the human race. I guess that means the movie will be really, really long, huh? I mean, after he goes into that wormhole, we find out what happens to him and such, right? This isn’t gonna be another “Contact” with Jodie Foster, is it? God, I hope not. Anyways, take a gander at the new and much more exposition-friendly trailer for Nolan’s “Interstellar.” This will be really interesting, or kinda really boring. Interstellar chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage. Starring the Conaughey, along with Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Ellen Burstyn, John Lithgow, »

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'Interstellar' trailer: Matthew McConaughey has to save mankind -- Video

16 May 2014 10:31 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

The first movie that comes to mind after watching the first revealing trailer for Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar is Contact. No, Matthew McConaughey doesn’t play a hunky spiritual philosopher like he did in that 1997 film, but his hunky rural engineer has a special bond with his daughter not unlike the one shared by Jodie Foster and David Morse. This time, the roles are reversed, though, with the father rocketing through time and space.

In the clip, audiences finally learn the stakes driving Nolan’s latest movie, which he wrote with his brother, Jonathan Nolan. Basically, the Earth is running out of food, »

- Jeff Labrecque

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Exclusive: Kristen Stewart Discusses Her Directorial Debut

14 May 2014 6:45 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

To be at all familiar with Kristen Stewart — she had a small role in some vampire movies, maybe you've seen them — is to know that she's not particularly comfortable in the spotlight. She's a kinetic speaker, elliptical and often self-deprecating, so perhaps it's no surprise that at 24, she's already making the move to the other side of the camera. As part of its ongoing Blank Check Series, the denim/lifestyle brand Buffalo David Bitton offered Stewart a modest-but-undisclosed amount of money to "embark on a new creative journey," which the »

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10 Actors Who Still Haven’t Outdone Their Debut Performances

14 May 2014 3:09 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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There’s a reason we have that old expression, “beginner’s luck.” But ideally, it applies to more mundane things – like getting a bullseye the first time you throw a dart, or winning at blackjack the first time you’ve ever gambled. We like to think that acting success is something that comes to those who have paid their dues and worked steadily up to the point of starring in a film, which then becomes critically acclaimed. But the truth is, sometimes it’s all about being in the right place at the right time, and having a little bit of raw talent. Typically unknowns don’t get cast in major roles, but when they do they’re just as likely to find success as the old veterans.

But there can be a downside to getting that perfect role right out of the gate. What happens when you can’t top it? »

- Audrey Fox

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