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Surveying a TNT landscape that in recent weeks saw Dallas and other dramas fall by the wayside, Major Crimes creator James Duff does not take for granted the fact that The Closer‘s spin-off thus far has reaped relatively easy renewals.
“We’ve been incredibly lucky,” Duff told TVLine during a Q&A previewing the crime drama’s upcoming winter run. “Believe me when I say that we are all very aware of the rarified air in which we exist at the moment” – especially with former Fox boss Kevin Reilly about to take the reins at the cable network.
Bart: Critics don’t like to admit it, but the conditions under which you see a film strongly influence your opinion. Birdman is a good example: If you see a film like this with a pack of cinephiles like at Telluride, everyone gets every inside joke, and you instinctively go along with the crowd. I made it a point to see Birdman with a paid civilian audience and it was like screening it in a mausoleum. No laughs, just occasional grunts and lots of walkouts. Some reviews predicted Birdman “will captivate arthouse and multiplex crowds alike and send awards pundits into orbit” (the Variety review). Well that ain’t happening with the audiences; we’ll see about the awards. »
- Mike Fleming Jr
Commenting on the Critics with Simon Columb…
Variety’s Maane Khatchatourian covers James Gunn’s Facebook comments regarding shared movie universe building:
“The director implies that franchises like “Star Wars,” “Iron Man,” “The Dark Knight” and even “Transformers” and “Twilight” are in the clear because they were conceived as single films and only grew into movie series following audience demand. “But these days studios are trying to grow trees without a strong seed,” he wrote. “Execs and producers and sometimes even directors are focused on the big picture, without perfecting the task directly in front of them — making a great movie.”
Read Gunn’s full comments here.
It is interesting how James Gunn, director of Guardians of the Galaxy, has criticised the one thing that ensured the success of his film. Of course, had Guardians of the Galaxy been produced by a different studio without the connections to the Marvel universe, »
- Simon Columb
Aside from the turkey and stuffing, movie fans can look forward to the full trailer for “Jurassic World” debuting on Thanksgiving. But to hold over appetites, Universal Pictures released a very brief teaser to the teaser on Sunday, with some new footage showing the park and the stars.
The full trailer for the film will be revealed during Thanksgiving football on NBC (for those looking to be exact, the trailer countdown ends at 6 p.m. Pst/9 p.m. Est). The tease released Sunday evoked some nostalgia, using a version of John Williams’ iconic original Jurassic Park theme song, while mixing in some of the new.
In the video, the classic Jurassic Park gate is shown, though it now reads Jurassic World. A group of people look on as Gallimimus dinosaurs stampede past in the noticeably bigger park. There’s then a quick glimpse at the stars in the ops center, »
- Alex Stedman
The official trailer for Jurassic World drops next Thursday at 9 Pm Et/6 Pm Pt, but Universal is teasing the Thanksgiving treat with a 15-second preview.
Directed by Colin Trevorrow from a screenplay he penned with Derek Connolly, there’s been much kept under wraps about the new film’s plot. But we do know that it involves a theme park, and, natch, dinosaurs (some of them genetically modified).
The last new Jurassic Park movie was in 2001, although Universal in 2013 released Jurassic Park 3D, a 3D version of the original, to great success. This summer’s Guardian of the Galaxy, Chris Pratt, stars in Jurassic World with Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins, Nick Robinson, Irrfan Khan, Vincent D’Onofrio, Jake Johnson, Omar Sy, Bd Wong and Judy Greer.
- Nancy Tartaglione
Let’s Be Cops director Luke Greenfield is set to direct an original sci-fi film project set up at Warner Bros. called Slingshot. He came up with the concept with his producing partner Trevor Sands, and the story is said to be in the same vein as the classic Steven Spielberg Amblin movies.
As of right now, details on the project are slim but it will be a tribute to the classic '80s films that inspired the director to want to make movies for a living. Some of the classic films that inspired him include E.T. and Back To The Future.
Greenfield is the same guy who brought us the hilarious sex comedy The Girl Next Girl. It seems like he’s only worked in the comedy genre, so taking the leap into sci-fi will be a big jump for him, and it’s one I’d love to see pay off. »
- Joey Paur
Universal Pictures has released a short promo teaser for the upcoming full trailer, which is coming on Thursday, November 27th. The teaser is only 20 seconds long, but it give us our first footage from the film, some of which features Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Nick Robinson, Ty Simpkins, and some dinosaurs. It's not much, but it's enough to get me excited to see more!
Steven Spielberg returns to executive produce the long-awaited next installment of his groundbreaking Jurassic Park series, Jurassic World. Colin Trevorrow directs the epic action-adventure from a screenplay he wrote with Derek Connolly. Frank Marshall, and Pat Crowley join the team as fellow producers.
- Joey Paur
The first official teaser video for the upcoming Jurassic World film has been released, ahead of the full trailer's premiere on Friday (November 28).
The long-awaited next instalment of Steven Spielberg's famous Jurassic Park series is being promoted with a short 15-second clip, which gives audiences their first glimpse at the re-imagined dinosaur theme park.
The teaser is accompanied with the tagline 'The park is open'.
The latest in the franchise stars Guardians of the Galaxy's Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins and Nick Robinson. It is directed by Colin Trevorrow and written by Trevorrow and Derek Connolly.
Jurassic World will be released on June 12, 2015.
Universal Studios recently launched a viral site to give updates of events between Jurassic Park instalments. »
NBC will premiere the full blown trailer on Thanksgiving, Thursday November 27 at 6Pm Pst | 9Pm Est during the Seahawks/49ers football game.
Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard star in Jurassic World, the long-awaited next installment of Steven Spielberg’s groundbreaking “Jurassic Park” series. The movie also stars Ty Simkins, Nick Robinson, Irrfan Khan, Vincent D’Onofrio, Jake Johnson, Omar Sy, Bd Wong, and Judy Greer.
on June 12, 2015.
Check out the new website for the film as well as the viral site:
- Michelle McCue
Omar Sy joins Chris Pratt, Irrfan Khan, Bryce Dallas Howard, Vincent D'Onofrio, Jake Johnson and others in the 4th installment of Steven Spielberg's Dinosaur-Park Saga titled "Jurassic World," set for release on June 12, 2015 stateside and in the U.K. Colin Trevorrow is directing the latest in the franchise, which will no longer see Jeff Goldblum, Sam Neill and Laura Dern in the leads of Ian Malcolm, Alan Grand and Ellie Sattler, respectively. It's an entirely new cast; only B.D. Wong (reprising his role as chief geneticist Dr Henry Wu), who was in the very first film, appears in this one as »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Austin Stowell is joining Steven Spielberg's upcoming untitled Cold War thriller, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively. The film, based on a true story, stars Tom Hanks as an American lawyer who agrees to help the CIA rescue a pilot being detained in the Soviet Union. Stowell will play the pilot, Francis Gary Powers. In real life, Powers' spy plane was shot down over Soviet airspace in 1960. He was captured and sentenced to 10 years in prison, prompting the U.S. to attempt to get him home. See more Hollywood's 100 Favorite Films This
- Aaron Couch
Out of Universal Spain comes the first ever teaser trailer for Colin Trevorrow’s Jurassic World, and it’s everything you’d expect. There’s basically no footage, but fans of the Jurassic Park will remember this classic scene from Steven Spielberg’s film – when the water shakes, a Tyrannosaurus Rex is close by…and hungry. I’m assuming this is […] »
Whilst Daniel H Wilson's Robopocalypse sits in development, awaiting the re-interest of Steven Spielberg, another of the author's books has nudged closer to the screen. This time it's Alpha, described as a sci-fi survivalist thriller, and Wilson - who we interviewed here - is attached to pen the screenplay of this one.
The film is set to be directed by Anthony Scott Burns, which will mark his feature directing debut, and the rights to it have been picked up by Brad Pitt and his Plan B production company. Pitt will therefore produce, but it's unclear whether we'll see him before the camera as well.
Lionsgate is set to distribute Alpha, and we'd imagine it'll be heading towards production shortly.
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News today is that Wilson has sold an original idea to Brad Pitt's Plan B. Not a lot of information is available on Alpha but THR reports "it is known to be sci-fi survival story that has shades of Jack London."
So basically, a sci-fi survival story. Not exactly new ground for Wilson.
In addition to the announcement of the project, which Wilson will also write, it was confirmed that Canadian director Anthony Scott Burns will make his feature film debut with the project. Burns is a commercial director w [Continued ...] »
Are you struggling to think of a Christmas gift for a movie-mad pal? Or how about an acquaintance that you don.t want to spend dozens of dollars on? Either way, the perfect present has been released and not only is it an ode to one of the greatest scenes in blockbuster movie history, but it.s also delightfully gross too. The face-melting scene from Raiders Of The Lost Ark is rightfully regarded as one of the most nauseating yet compelling conclusions of any film in movie history. And while it has received many homages since Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and Harrison Ford unveiled the world.s greatest archaeologist on moviegoers back in 1981, this is probably the most prescient one to ever emerge. Let me introduce to you the Major Toht facing melting candle. You can get a clearer image of the candle before it has been set on fire »
Novelist Daniel H. Wilson nearly saw his words on the big screen two years back, when Steven Spielberg optioned the rights to his novel Robopocalypse. While it might be taking a while to develop, it is still apparently on the director’s to-do list, but that doesn’t mean his robo-infused mind has stalled. Now, it seems Brad Pitt’s production banner, Plan B, are set to collaborate with the author on his original idea, Alpha.
Wilson will be penning the script and Canadian newcomer Anthony Scott Burns has been tagged to direct. As part of his pitch to land the gig, Burns crafted a fake commercial based around one of the companies in the story. A pretty neat idea, one which likely stemmed from his outside-the-box approach to filmmaking. Prior to landing the gig, Burns was known online for having designed a badass fan trailer for Tron, as well »
- Gem Seddon
Though author Daniel H. Wilson’s novel Robopocalypse came super close to being a Steven Spielberg movie (which he may or may not still make), another idea of his is now poised to come to the big screen via Brad Pitt. THR reports that Lionsgate has picked up the sci-fi thriller Alpha, based on an original idea by Wilson, with Pitt set to produce alongside his Plan B partners Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner. Plot details are under wraps, but the film is a sci-fi survival story “that has shades” of White Fang author Jack London. Wilson will write the screenplay based on his own idea, and newcomer Anthony Scott Burns is set to make his feature directorial debut with the project. Burns’ pitch for the film apparently involved a fake commercial for a fictional company that is central to the story. More after the jump. Pitt’s Plan B »
- Adam Chitwood
While we wait to hear the next move on author Daniel H. Wilson’s novel Robopocalypse adaptation with Steven Spielberg, another one of his ideas is actually moving along. Reports tell us that Lionsgate has picked up the sci-fi thriller Alpha, based on an original idea by Wilson. He will write the screenplay, Anthony Scott Burns is set to make his feature directorial debut with the project, and Brad Pitt is set to produce with his Plan B partners who have produced work like World War »
- Graham McMorrow
Mike Nichols, the Oscar-winning director of “The Graduate” and “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf,” was remembered by friends and colleagues as an artist, a mentor and a constant source of laughter and inspiration.
Condolences and remembrances from across the entertainment industry poured in after news broke that Nichols had died suddenly at the age of 83.
“An inspiration and joy to know, a director who cried when he laughed, a friend without whom, well, we can’t imagine our world, an indelible irreplaceable man,” said Meryl Streep, who worked with Nichols on “Silkwood,” “Heartburn” and the HBO adaptation of Tony Kushner’s “Angels in America.”
Over more than five decades, Nichols moved seamlessly between Broadway, television and movies, becoming one of the only people to win an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony — achieving “Egot” status. His notable films include “Working Girl,” “Primary Colors” and “The Birdcage,” and »
- Brent Lang
Academy Award-winning director Mike Nichols died Wednesday at the age of 83. Nichols's career was truly varied and wide ranging, spanning all media, so it's little surprise that tributes and recollections are pouring in from all over. Below, but a selection of messages from well-wishers and admirers, which we will continue to update as they come in. Rip the Great Mike Nichols - elite member of the pantheon of directors whether stage screen or tv. Any conversation was rich w/wit & wisdom— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) November 20, 2014 Ron Howard told CBS that he re-watched The Graduate repeatedly in the 1960s to see »
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