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Ready Player One recruits Game of Thrones actress Hannah John-Kamen

3 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

According to Deadline, actress Hannah John-Kamen has been recruited by director Steven Spielberg to join the cast of Ready Player One. While Warner Bros. has yet to officially revealed the role she’ll be playing, some have speculated that she could end up portraying the character of Helen Harris from Ernest Cline’s 2011 book on which the film is based. 

John-Kamen appeared in two recent episodes of Game of Thrones as Ornela, a Dosh Khaleen member, and plays the lead role in SyFy’s series Killjoys. Her other acting credits include smaller parts in the first season of Happy Valley and Star Wars: The Force Awakens

The casting announcement comes a month before production on the movie begins in London and a little less than two years ahead of its March 30th, 2018 release date.  

John-Kamen will be surrounded by a hugely talented cast that includes Tye Sheridan (X-Men: Apocalypse), Olivia Cooke »

- Justin Cook

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Did Ben Affleck Almost Direct Star Wars: The Force Awakens?

11 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

It is no secret that it is a very good time to be a Star Wars fan. Not only are we getting a lot of new Star Wars movies, which started off last year with Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but Disney is putting a lot of money, resources and talent into these new movies. As it turns out, with a couple of degrees of speculation, Ben Affleck may have been a talent that they were trying to recruit to direct a Star Wars movie.

Affleck was recently a guest on Bill Simon's new HBO show Any Given Wednesday, and thanks to a very profane rant about Deflategate, a few things from the interview were sort of buried. One of those things being that Affleck passed on an opportunity to take on an iconic property, which he ultimately passed on in favor of taking on Batman. When asked point blank »

- MovieWeb

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Ready Player One Adds Killjoys Actress Hannah John-Kamen

12 hours ago | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Steven Spielberg’s next project in the pipeline is the long-awaited adaptation of Ernie Cline’s Ready Player One that’s been steadily accruing cast members over the last month. Today brings word of yet another addition to the ensemble, in the shape of Killjoys actress Hannah John-Kamen.

John-Kamen climbs aboard the movie in an as-yet undisclosed role alongside a bumper crop of acting talent that includes Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, T.J. Miller, Simon Pegg and Mark Rylance. A relative unknown at this point, the actress is gathering a resume of solid screen credits that features an episode of the upcoming Black Mirror season 3 and a stint as a Dothraki widow in Game of Thrones.

As for the movie itself, Spielberg’s taking on an ambitious storyline that takes place in the year 2044 when people rarely live in the real world, instead choosing to plug into a virtual reality matrix called Oasis. »

- Gem Seddon

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Killjoys Star Hannah John-Kamen Joins Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One

13 hours ago | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Deadline is reporting that Steven Spielberg's upcoming film adaptation of the Ernest Cline dystopian sci-fi novel Ready Player One has added 26-year-old British actress Hannah John-Kamen in a key role. Details on her part were not given, but if you've read the novel, it shouldn't be too hard to decipher who she's likely playing.  John-Kamen is best known for her lead role on the Syfy series Killjoys where she plays an interplanetary bounty hunter. She also most recently appeared in two episodes of HBO's hit fantasy drama Game of Thrones as Ornela, a Dothraki widow that befriended Daenerys during her brief stay with the Dosh khaleen. Her other credits include Black Mirror and she also had a small role as a First Order officer in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. She joins a cast headlined by up-and-comers Tye Sheridan (X-Men: Apocalypse) and Olivia Cooke (Me And Earl And The Dying Girl »

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Hannah John-Kamen Joins Steven Spielberg’s Sci-Fi Dystopian ‘Ready Player One’ Cast

14 hours ago | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

  “Ready Player One” is a 2011 multiple award-winning science fiction and dystopian novel by Ernest Cline. A film adaptation directed by Steven Spielberg is in the works, and is slated to begin production this summer (2016), for a spring… Continue Reading → »

- Tambay Obenson

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Roland Emmerich Returns to Space For ‘Moonfall,’ Adam Scott Joins ‘Flowers,’ and More

15 hours ago | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

While Independence Day: Resurgence isn’t going over as well as the original, we found some things to appreciate. Nonetheless, Roland Emmerich is already gearing up for another sci-fi mammoth. Deadline reports Emmerich is teaming up with long-time collaborating writer Harald Kloser for Moonfall, which the pair wrote together in 2012 with screenwriter Spencer Cohen. Apparently a mix between Emmerich’s own 2012 and Spielberg’s Close Encounters Of The Third Kind, Moonfall’s titular event is quite literal as a band of misfits must unite to save our planet and everyone on it when the moon drops from orbit and plummets towards Earth.

There’s no dates attached to the project, but it has been fast-tracked by Universal and will be co-produced by Emmerich and Kloser. In the meantime, read our review of Independence Day: Resurgence and watch a video essay on why the original has held up after 20 years.

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- Mike Mazzanti

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22 Deserving Oscar Contenders From the First Half of 2016

17 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Year after year film releases from January through June get the short end of the stick during the Oscar season, when latter-year entries — many of them fresh off exposure-boosting festival circuits — drown everything out.

There are exceptions, of course, but mostly, without the help of critical kudos and other precursor awards that deign to have long memories, quality work is frequently left in the also-ran pile. In an effort to keep the spotlight trained on deserving contenders, here is a long list of players we’d like to see remembered by the Academy later this year.

[Note: This list only includes films theatrically released to the public through the year’s midway point. Not all festival entries are eligible.]

Best Picture: “Weiner

Rather than save it for the documentary feature category, why not just call one of the year’s best movies exactly what it is? This Sundance hit is somehow the perfect movie for now: Flawed heroes, media obsession with titillation yielding obfuscation of substance — it’s brilliantly in tune with the zeitgeist. »

- Kristopher Tapley and Jenelle Riley

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Oscar Race at the 2016 Halfway Mark: Diversity and Confusion

17 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

As 2016 hits the halfway point, the Oscar race is even fuzzier than usual. Two things are clear: The studios are back-loading their awards hopefuls yet again, with launches at fall festivals and/or the fourth quarter; and there are more diverse films in the mix, with at least 16 potential biggies from filmmakers who are women, Asians, Latino-Hispanics, black and seniors (i.e., over 65).

In the past few years, “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” “Boyhood” and “Mad Max: Fury Road” had been widely screened and started industry buzz by late June. This year, there is a lot of industry enthusiasm for a few January-to-June titles such as “Zootopia,” “The Jungle Book” and “The Witch.” But best-pic contenders? Not so sure.

The festivals so far have offered possibilities like “Manchester by the Sea” and “Loving.” And some pundits anointed “The Birth of a Nation” as the Oscar front-runner last January (a mixed blessing for Fox Searchlight, »

- Tim Gray

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Movie Review: The Shallows

17 hours ago | Destroy the Brain | See recent Destroy the Brain news »

Capitalizing on the upcoming television phenom known as “Shark Week” (sorry, I never got it), a new film starring Blake Lively and directed by Jaume Collet-Serra called The Shallows hits theaters today.

Menacing shark films are sort of few and far between. Probably because Spielberg did such an amazing job with Jaws that there really wasn’t any way to top the suspense that comes from that film. The only thing that could be done is to financially benefit from Spielberg’s masterpiece which Italian producers and directors had no issue with doing and American distributors had no problem with picking up and giving birth to “sharksploitation”. The majority of these films are pretty boring but there are a few that are off-the-rails crazy and fun to watch.

Jaume Collet-Serra’s The Shallows has elements of exploitation – a few titillating shots of Blake Lively’s assets and a couple of »

- Andy Triefenbach

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Hannah John-Kamen Lands Role In Steven Spielberg’s ‘Ready Player One’

17 hours ago | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: British actress Hannah John-Kamen, who stars in the Syfy series Killjoys, just landed one of the coveted few roles in Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One for Warner Bros. The project is set to begin production next month in London. Tye Sheridan stars with female lead Olivia Cooke and Ben Mendelsohn. The movie, based on the popular sci-fi novel by Ernest Cline, is scheduled for release March 30, 2018. The book, whose story takes place in a virtual world, was… »

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Pop-Up Movie Facts: Jaws

17 hours ago | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Released 41 years ago this week, Steven Spielberg's Jaws remains the film that started the "summer blockbuster" season, while simultaneously terrifying scores of people from ever swimming in the ocean, even to this day.  Shit, even I think about that little boy on the yellow raft any time I step foot too far into the water. With the release of Blake Lively's The... Read More »

- Paul Shirey

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Exclusive Clip: A Life-Long Obsession Is Charted In ‘Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made’

18 hours ago | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

In case you never heard about this once-small cult phenomenon, three teenage boys created a shot for shot remake of Steven Spielberg‘s adventure classic, “Raiders of the Lost Ark” roughly 35 years ago over the course of seven summers. The film has played the more underground side of the festival circuit over the years, but […]

The post Exclusive Clip: A Life-Long Obsession Is Charted In ‘Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made’ appeared first on The Playlist. »

- Edward Davis

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Spielberg, Bruckheimer & More: Why Some of TV’s Biggest Producers Have Gone Indie

20 hours ago | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

TV’s top producers are drafting their own declarations of independence. Jerry Bruckheimer recently joined Steven Spielberg’s Amblin TV and “Criminal Minds” producer Mark Gordon in opting to skip rich overall deals and go it alone.

Independence means losing the overhead dollars that come with being aligned to a major studio. But for Amblin, Bruckheimer, Gordon and others, the freedom to produce anywhere and with anyone is worth having to cover those costs.

“The environment is excellent for it,” Bruckheimer told IndieWire. “With all the enormous amount of new buyers, people need content. There are so many different venues to broadcast television shows. Since we have had a lot of success with network in premium content, we thought we could expand and do more.”

Bruckheimer had most recently been set up at Warner Bros. Television. But that deal was set to expire this year, and his TV chief, Jonathan Littman, »

- Michael Schneider

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Spielberg, Bruckheimer & More: Why Some of TV’s Biggest Producers Have Gone Indie

20 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

TV’s top producers are drafting their own declarations of independence. Jerry Bruckheimer recently joined Steven Spielberg’s Amblin TV and “Criminal Minds” producer Mark Gordon in opting to skip rich overall deals and go it alone.

Independence means losing the overhead dollars that come with being aligned to a major studio. But for Amblin, Bruckheimer, Gordon and others, the freedom to produce anywhere and with anyone is worth having to cover those costs.

“The environment is excellent for it,” Bruckheimer told IndieWire. “With all the enormous amount of new buyers, people need content. There are so many different venues to broadcast television shows. Since we have had a lot of success with network in premium content, we thought we could expand and do more.”

Bruckheimer had most recently been set up at Warner Bros. Television. But that deal was set to expire this year, and his TV chief, Jonathan Littman, »

- Michael Schneider

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On this day in pop culture history: ‘The Lion King’ stepped into the sun

22 hours ago | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

One of Disney’s greatest treasures has been with us for 22 years. It was on June 24, 1994 that The Lion King opened in theaters across the country. The tale of a Simba stepping into the light and into his father’s footsteps was an instant hit with both audiences and critics, and it earned four Oscar nominations for its breathtaking music, winning two of those — one for Hans Zimmer’s score and one for Elton John and Tim Rice-penned song “Can You Feel the Love Tonight.” The Lion King has remained one of Disney’s most celebrated and beloved films, and that was clear when its 3D re-release hit theaters in 2011, becoming a box office juggernaut as parents who were young upon the original release of the film towed their young ones to the theater for the treat of seeing the beauty of the animated savannah on the big screen again. »

- Emily Rome

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‘Giantspeak’ clip from Steven Spielberg’s The Bfg

23 June 2016 6:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With just a week to go until its Us release, a new clip has arrived online from Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of the Roald Dahl classic The Bfg featuring Mark Rylance’s titular giant and Ruby Barnhill’s Sophie; watch it below…

See Also: Read our review of The Bfg here

The Bfg (Mark Rylance), while a giant himself, is a Big Friendly Giant and nothing like the other inhabitants of Giant Country. Standing 24-feet tall with enormous ears and a keen sense of smell, he is endearingly dim-witted and keeps to himself for the most part. Giants like Bloodbottler (Bill Hader) and Fleshlumpeater (Jemaine Clement) on the other hand, are twice as big and at least twice as scary and have been known to eat humans, while the Bfg prefers Snozzcumbers and Frobscottle. Upon her arrival in Giant Country, Sophie, a precocious 10-year-old girl from London, is initially frightened »

- Amie Cranswick

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Catch a Free, Advance Screening of ‘The Bfg’

23 June 2016 2:30 PM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

Backstage is teaming up with Walt Disney Pictures to bring our readers two free, advance screenings of the much anticipated film adaptation of Roald Dahl’s “The Bfg.” Oscar winner Mark Rylance stars as the titular giant who befriends a lonely little girl named Sophie (Ruby Barnhill). Also starring in the Steven Spielberg–directed film are Rebecca Hall, Bill Hader, and Jemaine Clement. The screenings are set for June 28 in New York City and in Deer Park, Long Island in New York. Those interested in attending can click here to reserve a spot for the Long Island screening and here for the Manhattan! Seating is first come, first serve so please arrive early. An RSVP does not guarantee entrance. “The Bfg” is out in theaters July 1. Inspired by this post? Check out our film audition listings! »

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‘The Shallows’ Review Roundup: Blake Lively’s Shark Thriller Is Deeper Than You Might Think

23 June 2016 12:06 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Shallows” hits theaters tomorrow, and you may be surprised by how good Jaume-Collet Serra’s survival thriller is. Indiewire‘s David Ehrlich calls it “unequivocally the best shark movie since ‘Jaws,'” adding that “this back-to-basics thriller either eliminates or reclaims all of the excess and gimmickry that have watered down the genre since Steven Spielberg first invented it.”

Read More: Review: ‘The Shallows’ Is The Best Shark Movie Since ‘Jaws

Also enthusiastic is The Guardian‘s Jordan Hoffman: “What could have been mere summertime chum is actually one of the more cleverly constructed B-movies in quite some time,” he writes in his four-star review (out of a possible five). “Without an ounce of body fat on its script, the timing for this refreshing splash couldn’t be better, coming as it does during a deadening summer of flabby sequels. For a slick 87 minutes, ‘The Shallows’ delivers on its promise: Blake Lively, »

- Michael Nordine

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A question for Steven Spielberg: is there room for a second Indiana Jones?

23 June 2016 11:46 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Star Wars-style torch-passing won’t work for the adventurer – a successful reboot might require pitching young and old versions of Indy across multiple timelines

Among all the fuss over Disney’s $4.05bn purchase of Star Wars rights holder Lucasfilm in October 2012 – remember all those terrible shots of George Lucas fighting Mickey Mouse and Darth Pluto with lightsabers? – it was largely overlooked that the studio had also picked up the rights to a certain slightly beat-up, fedora-sporting archaeological adventurer. Now that Star Wars has been wrenched from the horrors of the dark side (otherwise known as the prequels) and placed back on the path to righteousness by Jj Abrams, the mouse house has begun turning its attention to that other famous Lucas-spawned franchise, you know: the one that barely put a foot wrong for nigh-on three decades before royally nuking the fridge with 2008’s misfiring Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. »

- Ben Child

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The Shallows | Review

23 June 2016 11:30 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

The Shark Who Came in from the Deep: Collet-Serra’s Shark Attack Sticks to the Basics

There will likely never be a shark attack film as unnerving and terrifying as Steven Spielberg’s iconic Jaws (1975), which primed movie going audiences for the notion of event cinema (now a taken-for-granted norm dependent on the mulch of endlessly recycled themes).

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- Nicholas Bell

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