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Weinstein Television Is Developing A Groundbreaking Elvis Biopic

22 September 2016 6:48 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

2017 will see the 40th anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley, and it is presumably this milestone that Weinstein Television is aiming for with a high profile biopic of the legendary entertainer. Elvis will be groundbreaking, in that it will see the company partner with the Presley Estate, along with Priscilla Presley (widow of Elvis), Jerry Schilling (member of Presley’s entourage), Harvey Weinstein and David Glasser (also of The Weinstein Company) as executive producers.

The 8-10 episode event will be based on the book Elvis, by Dave Marsh – a comprehensive study of the life and times of the man who changed music and pop culture forever. But, it is the unprecedented access to the star’s Graceland property, his private journals, and his personal effects that will make this project truly unique. Evidently, this type of opportunity has never before been provided.

In announcing the project, Priscilla Presley gave »

- Sarah Myles

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The evolution of the Batman suit on screen from 1943 to 2017

19 September 2016 6:08 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Luke Owen looks back at Batman’s past…

As Saturday was Batman Day [you can read two other op-eds here and here] and following on from my look back at the evolution of Spider-Man and Daredevil‘s costumes (and the Batmobile), I thought it would be fun to look back at all the big screen and (some of ) the small screen versions of everyone’s favourite Dark Knight. Starting from the serials in the 1940s all the way through to Zack Snyder’s Batman who brands people.

But what makes the Bat Suit so iconic? Is it the emblem on his chest? Is it the cowl? Is it the colour scheme? Or is it all of the above. Let’s find out.

1943: Lewis Wilson (Batman)

Wilson starred in the 15-chapter serial Batman against Douglas Croft as Robin, which saw the Dynamic Duo as U.S. secret agents taking down Dr. Dako during World War II. The costume is fairly modest, »

- Luke Owen

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New Justice League Image Shows Off Batman’s Tactical Suit

14 September 2016 12:18 PM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

If Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice thought us anything about Batfleck it’s that he has access to a wardrobe bigger than any Dark Knight before him (maybe with the exception of Val Kilmer or George Clooney), donning both a trench coat and googles and an impressive suit of power armour to take it to the Last Son of Krypton. Now, to mark Ben Affleck’s last day of filming on Justice League, Zack Snyder has revealed via Twitter our first look at the ‘tactical Batsuit’, which has an air of Watchmen’s Nit-Owl about it, complete with streamlined googles and armour plating. Check it out for yourself below. Justice League is set for release November 16th 2017. »

- noreply@blogger.com (Tom White)

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Robert De Niro, Michael Mann and Al Pacino Reflect On 20 Years Of ‘Heat’ With Christopher Nolan — Watch

12 September 2016 9:06 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Los Angeles cinephiles got a once-in-a-lifetime treat last week thanks to The Academy’s “Heat” 20th anniversary screening, which included a viewing of the new 4K restoration of the film and a Christopher Nolan-moderated Q&A with director Michael Mann and stars Robert De Niro and Al Pacino. IndieWire provided some of the best highlights from the event the morning after, and anyone wanting to experience the chat a little more intimately is now in luck. The Academy is hosting a ton of video clips from the reunion on their YouTube page, which includes segments devoted to topics like the film’s approach to visuals and use of sound.

Read More: Christopher Nolan Hosts ‘Heat’ Live Chat With De Niro, Pacino & Michael Mann: Read Key Quotes

One of the best clips, embedded below, finds the actors reflecting on what it was like to take on these characters and »

- Zack Sharf

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Directors Who Damaged Their Careers Part 5 – The One Who Made Batman & Robin

10 September 2016 7:05 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Graeme Robertson continues his series looking at directors who damaged their careers; next up is Michael Sarne (read the first part on Richard Kelly here, the second part on Michael Cimino here, the third part on George Lucas here, and the fourth part on Michael Sarne here)…

Joel Schumacher is a strange addition to this series, mainly because his career implosion occurred much slower than previous entries, and somehow managing to survive a colossal disaster of a film that would have ended most careers. Not only surviving, but also continuing to make films with significant backing, before almost completely finishing it off by making one stinker too many.

Schumacher originally made his name as a director in the 1980s; bringing us films featuring the then popular “brat pack” group of actors, directing successful movies  like St Elmo’s Fire (1984), The Lost Boys (1987).

Schumacher continuing his winning streak into the 1990s »

- Graeme Robertson

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Christopher Nolan Hosts ‘Heat’ Live Chat With De Niro, Pacino & Michael Mann: Read Key Quotes

8 September 2016 6:54 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Michael Mann’s magnum opus “Heat” celebrated its 20th anniversary in December 2015, but The Academy finally marked the occasion last night with a star-studded celebration that included a screening of the new 4K restoration of the crime drama and a once-in-a-lifetime reunion between Mann, Robert De Niro and Al Pacino, moderated by none other than Christopher Nolan. As Variety reports, the packed audience was also treated to surprise special guests, including actors Val Kilmer and Amy Brenneman, cinematographer Dante Spinotti, film editor William Goldenberg and others.

Read More: Watch: Michael Mann’s ‘Heat’ Is an Excellent Story Wrapped in Grander Technique

Nolan recalled being skeptical about the film when he had heard critics calling it a new American Classic, citing how tired the cops and robbers genre had become on the big screen. Fortunately, Mann’s crime film delivered on the promise. “I’ve drawn inspiration from it in my own work, »

- Zack Sharf

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Christopher Nolan Talks Michael Mann’s ‘Heat’ With Cast and Crew at the Academy

7 September 2016 11:44 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Al Pacino finally admitted it: Vincent Hanna, the dedicated Los Angeles police detective he plays in Michael Mann’s 1995 crime saga “Heat,” is strung out on cocaine throughout the film.

“I don’t think I’ve ever said it out loud,” Pacino revealed at a special screening of a 4K Dcp of the film at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater Wednesday night. “But I’ve always wanted to say it, just so you know where some of the behavior comes from.”

The packed audience gave a knowing chuckle, as Pacino’s performance is so big and boisterous it has take on mythic proportions in his filmography.

A year after “Heat’s” 20th anniversary, the event brought together much of the film’s principals for a post-screening Q&A session moderated by filmmaker Christopher Nolan. Mann, Pacino and Robert De Niro kicked things off with an initial chat, and later »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Gary Oldman And Kristin Scott Thomas To Star As Winston And Clementine Churchill In Joe Wright’s Darkest Hour

6 September 2016 7:05 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“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.”

Winston Churchill

Continuing creative collaborations that began over a decade ago, premier specialty label Focus Features is reteaming with both Working Title Films, one of the world’s leading film production companies, and director Joe Wright on Darkest Hour. Focus will hold worldwide rights to the film as part of the company’s renewed global initiative; Focus will release Darkest HOURdomestically on November 24th, 2017 in the U.S. and Universal Pictures International (Upi) will distribute the film around the world, beginning with the U.K. on December 29th, 2017.

Production on Darkest Hour begins this fall.

Mr. Wright will direct Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour. »

- Michelle McCue

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Val Kilmer: examining his recent straight-to-dvd movies

28 August 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Kirsten Howard Sep 13, 2016

We examine the recent Val Kilmer movies, that happened to have bypasses cinemas...

Once upon a time, Val Kilmer’s individual look - defined by a little Swedish blood from his mother’s side - had hearts pumping. Those looks, along with his arrogant, edgy attitude and acting style, helped him clinch plenty of complimentary roles during the 80s and early-90s. Films like Top Secret, Top Gun, Willow and my personal favourite Real Genius were pushing him toward a stellar career back then, and his star was steadily rising.

See also: a closer look at what may be Val Kilmer's weirdest film

But Kilmer came down from a serious high of Heat and Tombstone in the mid-90s when he signed on to the notorious clusterfuck that was The Island Of Dr. Moreau, and only recently has the part he played in its disastrous production come to light. »

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Review: How does 'Mr. Robot' get through an entire episode without Elliot?

24 August 2016 8:08 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

A review of tonight's Mr. Robot coming up just as soon as I create an Angelfire fan page... "I didn't know I could do that." -Darlene A year ago, an episode like "Successor" — in which Elliot is entirely absent, along with his eponymous alter ego, while the focus is almost entirely on Darlene and her remaining comrades — would have been unthinkable. In season 1, Elliot was the show, and vice versa, and most of fsociety barely registered as more than vague shapes lingering on the edge of the frame (which, given the framing of Mr. Robot, rendered them particularly obscure). At this stage of season 2, though, it mostly works. It's not even that Mobley or Trenton or Cisco have transformed into vivid and exciting characters (though we're at least at the point where I remember their names), but that after spending so much time this summer inside Elliot's head — up to »

- Alan Sepinwall

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‘The Snowman,’ ‘Downsizing’ Tap Into Norwegian Film Incentives

24 August 2016 6:10 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Swedish director Tomas Alfredson’s U.K.-U.S. production of “The Snowman,” starring Michael Fassbender, and “Downsizing” from U.S. helmer Alexander Payne directly spent $24 million in Norway during their Norwegian location shoots. They were the first two international features shot in Norway to receive funding from the new state incentive program to attract foreign film and TV productions.

According to a preliminary report by Norway’s Olsberg Spi Consultancy, which was published Aug. 22 at a production seminar during the 44th Norwegian Intl. Film Festival in Haugesund, the two productions also created 142 full-time equivalent jobs with a total of $12.7 million payroll costs (generating $4 millon tax income for the state).

Financial consultant Andrew Barnes, of Olsberg Spi, presented the report, which was based on the budgets of the two films, recommending the incentive scheme be expanded from $5.5 million in the first year started March 1, 2016, to cover up to four international productions. »

- Jorn Rossing Jensen

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The History of the Disney vs. Warner Bros Feud

21 August 2016 3:15 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Disney and Warner Bros are currently embroiled in a major feud regarding the super hero movies they produce, based on characters from the rival comic book companies they own; Marvel and DC. However, the competition between the two studios goes back to the 1930s; which was long before the WB ever purchased DC and before Marvel Comics even existed. Cinelinx looks at the first rivalry between these two big movie studios, which pre-dates super heroes. It involved a mouse and a rabbit.

The Walt Disney Company made its mark in 1928 when it introduced the iconic character who would become its symbol/mascot. Micky Mouse debuted in the short film Steamboat Willie in 1928. Throughout the 1930s and into the 40s, Disney established itself as the dominant masters of cinematic animation. Other popular characters like Donald Duck, Minnie Mouse, Goofy and Pluto, among others, appeared to enthrall kids and amuse adults. The »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Rob Young)

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Amputee Actor Kurt Yaeger Is Breaking Boundaries with Major Roles on Four Television Series

17 August 2016 7:30 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

In 2006, Kurt Yaeger was in a serious motorcycle accident that severely injured his left leg, and he was faced with the decision of whether or not to amputate it. "The doctors said they were going to try to save more of my leg. I asked them how much usage I was going to have out of it, and they said 5 percent," Yeager, 39, tells People. "Then they explained to me that an amputation might give 15 percent usage, and I said, 'Well cut it off.' " "Making the decision was just a matter of fact," he continues. "It doesn't mean it was easy, »

- Gabrielle Olya, @GabyOlya

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Amputee Actor Kurt Yaeger Is Breaking Boundaries with Major Roles on Four Television Series

17 August 2016 7:30 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

In 2006, Kurt Yaeger was in a serious motorcycle accident that severely injured his left leg, and he was faced with the decision of whether or not to amputate it. "The doctors said they were going to try to save more of my leg. I asked them how much usage I was going to have out of it, and they said 5 percent," Yeager, 39, tells People. "Then they explained to me that an amputation might give 15 percent usage, and I said, 'Well cut it off.' " "Making the decision was just a matter of fact," he continues. "It doesn't mean it was easy, »

- Gabrielle Olya, @GabyOlya

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2016 Summer Olympics: 8 Things We’re Looking Forward To in Rio, And How to Watch Them

6 August 2016 9:02 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

And they’re off! After weeks of reports about trouble in Rio – from the threat of Zika virus to the very real problem of polluted water – the 2016 Summer Olympics got underway Friday night with an Opening Ceremony that underwhelmed – at least for American TV audiences. (Initial ratings were way down from the 2012 London Olympics.)

Nonetheless, the real drama and excitement is still to come over the next two weeks, as some of the world’s most decorated athletes look to add to their record tallies. As NBC’s Bob Costas recently told reporters at the Television Critics Association press tour, “Obviously Michael Phelps is already the greatest swimmer in Olympic history. Usain Bolt is already the greatest sprinter in Olympic history, and they’re trying to add to what they already have done, so we’re talking about Mount Rushmore-type stuff.”

Costas also has his eye on this year’s »

- Liz Shannon Miller, Hanh Nguyen, Michael Schneider and Ben Travers

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2016 Summer Olympics: 8 Things We’re Looking Forward To in Rio, And How to Watch Them

6 August 2016 9:02 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

And they’re off! After weeks of reports about trouble in Rio – from the threat of Zika virus to the very real problem of polluted water – the 2016 Summer Olympics got underway Friday night with an Opening Ceremony that underwhelmed – at least for American TV audiences. (Initial ratings were way down from the 2012 London Olympics.)

Nonetheless, the real drama and excitement is still to come over the next two weeks, as some of the world’s most decorated athletes look to add to their record tallies. As NBC’s Bob Costas recently told reporters at the Television Critics Association press tour, “Obviously Michael Phelps is already the greatest swimmer in Olympic history. Usain Bolt is already the greatest sprinter in Olympic history, and they’re trying to add to what they already have done, so we’re talking about Mount Rushmore-type stuff.”

Costas also has his eye on this year’s »

- Liz Shannon Miller, Hanh Nguyen, Michael Schneider and Ben Travers

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Sorry Jeremy Renner: You Can’t Make a Bourne Movie Without Matt Damon

31 July 2016 11:49 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

When it comes to Jason Bourne, audiences accept no substitutes.

They want Matt Damon crushing bones and uncovering government conspiracies. No other tough guys will do. It’s also likely that for Damon to agree to put his body through the car crashes, hand-to-hand fight sequences, and Parkour-heavy chase scenes that define the Bourne series, he will continue to demand that Paul Greengrass be orchestrating the on-screen mayhem from behind the camera.

Matt Damon is Jason Bourne,” said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at ComScore. “This is the role that transformed him from an indie film darling into a bona fide movie star.”

That gives Damon a massive amount of clout when and if Universal decides to continue to be in the Bourne game. For “Jason Bourne,” the latest installment in the amnesiac spy saga, the studio shelled out a reported $26 million for the actor’s services. Given that the »

- Brent Lang

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The genius of Roth by Anne-Katrin Titze

29 July 2016 8:21 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

James Schamus with Indignation's Linda Emond Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Partners on Broadway in Cabaret, starring Michelle Williams and Alan Cumming, together in Jason Bateman's The Family Fang with Christopher Walken, Maryann Plunkett and Nicole Kidman, Linda Emond and Danny Burstein this time are parents to Marcus Messner (Logan Lerman) in James Schamus's adaptation of Philip Roth's Indignation with Sarah Gadon, Tracy Letts, Ben Rosenfield, Pico Alexander, Noah Robbins and Philip Ettinger.

Linda Emond starred opposite Philip Seymour Hoffman in Mike Nichols’ production of Arthur Miller's Death Of A Salesman and may be seen in Terrence Malick's Weightless with Ryan Gosling, Christian Bale, Natalie Portman, Rooney Mara, Cate Blanchett, Val Kilmer, Benicio Del Toro, and Michael Fassbender.

Danny Burstein: "My dad was a protégé of Philip Roth." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

“If I did everything right, I could justify to my father the expense of my »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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An Unnecessarily In-Depth Analysis of The Magnificent Seven Trailer

19 July 2016 10:46 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

The remake of a remake.Don’t worry, I counted. There‘s seven.

Westerns always put an extra giddy-up in my canter. It’s easily the most enjoyable genre of film for me. I think it has something to do with manly men doing manly men things. You know, like twirling a six-shooter around the shooting finger and placing it perfectly in its holster without even looking. I can’t even put my phone in my pocket without dropping it at least four times a day, easy. The Magnificent Seven — based on the 1960 film of the same name which was based on Seven Samurai — just had its second trailer released, which is of the more official variety and less the teaser kind. Take a little break from reading and watch it in all its magnificence:

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- Colton Ledford

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Denise Richards: examining her recent straight-to-dvd movies

17 July 2016 3:10 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Kirsten Howard Jul 19, 2016

From Blonde And Blonder and You Stupid Man, through to Edmond: we go through the recent straight-to-dvd films of Denise Richards...

So far in this series of pieces that look at the straight-to-dvd or VOD movies of some of our favourite actors who have fallen on hard times, we’ve only looked at men (to date: Bruce Willis, Nicolas Cage, John Cusack and John Travolta). That’s because, mostly, actresses find themselves almost completely out of the game once they hit 30ish – an unnecessary full stop that a lot of us would like to see removed in the future.

Denise Richards, sadly, is no different. After marrying a man she found herself in an abusive relationship with, her career climb stumbled and she was forced back down into TV roles, where she’s currently still putting in the hours.

Richards had a sparkling, American Dream-like start in life. »

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