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Director moves from war to love

1 March 2015 2:02 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

After immersing himself in WW1 as the director of the Nine Network.s Gallipoli, Glendyn Ivin is looking forward to exploring myriad forms of love.

Ivin has just started pre-production on The Beautiful Lie, a contemporary re-imagining of Leo Tolstoy.s classic novel Anna Karenina.

While the tone and setting could not be further apart, Ivin sees a common element: .Both are emotionally driven..

Commissioned by the ABC, the 6-part series is the director.s fourth collaboration with Endemol Australia.s John Edwards and Imogen Banks. Their first was Offspring, followed by Puberty Blues and Gallipoli.

Scripted by Alice Bell, Jonathan Gavin and Blake Ayshford, the drama is billed as a sprawling saga of adultery, scandal, manners and mayhem involving three enmeshed families across three generations.

Ivin hasn.t read the novel but he.s seen two earlier versions: Joe Wright.s 2012 film Anna Karenina, which starred Keira Knightley and »

- Don Groves

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Ken Biller Inks Deal With Fox 21 Studios, Joins TNT’s ‘Legends’ As New Showrunner

25 February 2015 1:47 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Perception co-creator/showrunner Ken Biller has signed an overall deal with Fox21 Television Studios. Under the pact, he is returning to TNT as the new showrunner on Fox21 TV Studios’ TNT drama Legends executive produced by Howard Gordon. He'll also develop new projects. Biller is taking the reins of Legends as part of a creative revamp or “reimagining,” as he put it, of the action series starring Sean Bean heading into its second season. The series, developed by Gordon… »

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'Jupiter Ascending' is the Sci-Fi movie women were waiting for

24 February 2015 12:28 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Something strange and rare is happening now at your local cineplex. “Jupiter Ascending,” a film that has a 23% critical rating on Rotten Tomatoes, is gaining a small legion of dedicated fans. But not with, the usual suspects when it comes to devotion to objectively awful space operas, disenfranchised young men. “Jupiter Ascending” has broken new ground by becoming the first cult classic sci-fi film that will be buoyed into infamy by young women. To quote the rallying cry of the ‘Jupiter Ascending’ fandom, “This movie is garbage, but it’s Our Garbage.” Image via Tumblr Every year billions of dollars are spent catering to the child inside grown men: the one who wants to fight the aliens, shoot the ray gun, zoom through space, and save the day. Some of these movies are great (“Guardians of the Galaxy”) some of them are mediocre, (“Star Trek Into Darkness”), and some of »

- Donna Dickens

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Three strikes for the Wachowskis

22 February 2015 5:50 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Jupiter Ascending has launched in Australia with $2 million in four days on 415 screens, one of the more respectable debuts for the sci-fi action-adventure.

.The Warner Bros/Village Roadshow Pictures film starring Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis, Eddie Redmayne and Sean Bean has brought in $US39.5 million in the Us and $75 million internationally.

That's a long way short of recouping the production cost reported to be between $175 million and $205 million, and the hefty P&A bill.

So Jupiter Ascending is shaping as yet another misfire for siblings Andy and Lana Wachowski following WB/Vrp.s Speed Racer ($120 million budget, $93.9 million in global B.O.) and the independently-financed Cloud Atlas ($100 million cost, $130.5 million B.O.).

Pro-rata, the Australian opening is slightly ahead of the $18.4 million Us debut, to the surprise of some exhibitors. Wallis Cinemas program manager Bob Parr tells If, .I didn.t expect that at all because of the Us result, »

- Don Groves

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Game Of Thrones season 4: 67 things we learned from the DVDs

15 February 2015 3:57 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Cameos, mistakes and in-jokes. We’ve trawled the Game Of Thrones season 4 DVD commentaries for what went on behind the scenes…

Warning: contains spoilers for Game Of Thrones season 4.

If you’re a busy Game Of Thrones fan who can’t find the spare ten hours required to re-watch season four with the accompanying disc commentaries, then we have your back. Gleaned from said audio tracks provided by the cast, crew and creators George R.R. Martin, Dan Weiss and David Benioff, is the below list of nerdy facts and anecdotes about the making of season four.

Granted, skip the commentaries and you won’t experience first-hand Peter Dinklage’s rendition of Let It Go from Frozen, a stream of filthy innuendo from Lena Headey, or the general sense of awe, adoration and good-natured mockery everyone who works on the show has for everyone else (“If only you could act, Peter »

- louisamellor

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Gurry kicks back at Wachowski critics

12 February 2015 1:27 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Mila Kunis and Kick Gurry in Jupiter Ascending.

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Since Jupiter Ascending.s world premiere at Sundance the sci-fi action-adventure and writers-directors Andy and Lana Wachowski have been pilloried by most critics and the production is shaping as a costly write-off for Warner Bros and Village Roadshow Pictures.

Much of that criticism is unfair and disrespectful to the filmmakers, according to Kick Gurry, who plays Jupiter.s cousin Vladie in his second collaboration with the Wachowskis.

.The Matrix was the best action film of the last 25 years,. the Los Angeles-based Gurry tells If. .I don.t know why people revel in lampooning Jupiter Ascending so much. The Wachowskis should be held in higher regard than they are by some reviewers.

.I love the movie, its message and what it stands for. It.s great that movies inspire debate and conversation but it upsets me when some of the criticism gets more personal. »

- Don Groves

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Jupiter Ascending Movie Review

11 February 2015 9:15 PM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Title: Jupiter Ascending  Director: The Wachowskis Starring: Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum, Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne, Douglas Booth, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Tuppence Middleton, Terry Gilliam. ‘Jupiter Ascending’ is the latest tandem cinematic production by The Wachowskis. The American sibling film directors-screenwriters-producers, mainly known for ‘The Matrix’ series, present their ultimate feature: a space opera. Beyond Earth, beyond our Sun, one family has ruled life on every habitable planet in the universe for millennia: The House of Abrasax. Now following the death of its matriarch, her three primary heirs the Abrasax siblings, Balem (Eddie Redmayne), Kalique (Tuppence Middleton) and Titus (Douglas Booth) are at war, and the state of their dynasty is in  [ Read More ]

The post Jupiter Ascending Movie Review appeared first on Shockya.com. »

- Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi

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Flickering Myth Podcast Review – Jupiter Ascending (2015)

11 February 2015 2:47 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Flickering Myth Podcast learns about bees…

Bees are very loyal and they don’t lie. Or something.

In this episode of the Flickering Myth Podcast, Luke Owen and Rohan Morbey review Jupiter Ascending, the latest big budget science fiction blockbuster from The Wachowskis. Is it any good? Is Eddie Redmayne really that bad? Well, let’s find out…

Read our reviews here, here and here.

You can subscribe to the Flickering Myth Podcast via iTunes, update your RSS feed or listen via Sitcher or using the player below…

And don’t forget to check out past episodes via the Flickering Myth Pocast website or use the player below:

Have any thoughts on the Flickering Myth Podcast? Let us know in the comments section below or email luke@flickeringmyth.com.

See Also: The Wachowskis think Jupiter Ascending could mark the end of their studio financing

See Also: Jupiter Ascending falters »

- Luke Owen

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Jupiter Ascending Review

10 February 2015 7:24 PM, PST | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

The Wachowski’s are pushing the limits on their own M. Night career path (which conveniently runs the same timeline), and Jupiter Ascending will hopefully mark the end of the tailspin, and we can finally say that 11 years is long enough to throw good money after bad.

The trailer for the film about a “regular Joe” girl from Earth, Jupiter (Mila Kunis), who gets wrapped up in the machinations of aliens who apparently control much of the universe, seemed to have hints at a return to what made The Matrix the kind of effort that would get people to throw hundreds of millions of dollars at you, but it has far more in common with the two sequels (and everything else they’ve done).

Worse, it has quite a lot in common with so many other films that you’d be hard-pressed to mention them all, and is moreover laughably littered with tired genre staples. »

- Marc Eastman

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Slideshow: Lana & Andy Wachowski Red-Carpet Appearance for ‘Jupiter Ascending’

9 February 2015 12:39 PM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Previous | Image 1 of 3 | NextLana Wachowski at the Chicago International Film Festival Red-Carpet Premiere of ‘Jupiter Ascending.’

Chicago – The City of Chicago has more than their share of Hollywood here, as represented by local filmmakers Lana and Andy Wachowski. The siblings have made sure that the Windy City is well represented in their latest science fiction film release, “Jupiter Ascending.” Chicago plays a prominent role in the film, which opened on February 6th, 2015.

Joe Arce of HollywoodChicago.com captured some Exclusive Portraits of the Wachowskis at the Chicago International Film Festival presentation of “Jupiter Ascending” last Wednesday, February 4th, at the AMC River East 21 Theater in Chicago. Click “Next” and “Previous” to scan through the slideshow or jump directly to individual photos with the captioned links below. All images © Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com.

JUPITER1: Lana Wachowski at the Chicago International Film Festival Red-Carpet Premiere of ‘Jupiter Ascending. »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Movie Review – Jupiter Ascending (2015)

9 February 2015 11:41 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Jupiter Ascending, 2015.

Written and Directed by The Wachowskis.

Starring Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum, Sean Bean, Eddie RedmayneDouglas Booth and Tuppence Middleton.

Synopsis:

In a bright and colorful future, a young destitute caretaker gets targeted by a ruthless son of a powerful family that live on a planet in need of a new heir, so she travels with a genetically engineered warrior to the planet in order to stop his tyrant reign.

If I subscribed to the adage of ‘so bad it’s good’ then Jupiter Ascending might have been one heck of a fun time at the cinema; however, I do not and will never succumb to that way of thinking; so this latest film from the Wachowskis was an unmitigated disaster of galactic proportions. A film so bad and in which every aspect is so poorly handled, no one walks away unscathed – the most afflicted being the paying audience. »

- Gary Collinson

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New Jupiter Ascending Movie Received Mostly Mixed Reviews From Major Critics

7 February 2015 12:49 PM, PST | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

Warner Bros. Pictures released their new action/sci-fi film, "Jupiter Ascending" into theaters this weekend, and the reviews are in from the major,top movie critics. It turns out that it was only able get a mixed reaction from them with an overall 40 score out of a possible 100 across 38 reviews at the Metacritic.com site. The film stars: Sean Bean, James D'Arcy, Tim Pigott-Smith, Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis, Eddie Redmayne, Douglas Booth, Doona Bae and Tuppence Middleton. We've provided blurbs from a few of the critics,below. Alonso Duralde from TheWrap, gave it a very nice 85 score, saying: "Who cares if the story is occasionally impenetrable or if some gags land with a thud when the thrills and the eye candy keep coming at such a breathless pace? Jupiter Ascending doesn’t break the new ground that the Wachowskis have managed in the past...but the film never slacks in its efforts to wow us. »

- Chris

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‘Jupiter Ascending’ Review

7 February 2015 8:18 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum, Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne, Tuppence Middleton, Douglas Booth | Written and Directed by Andy and Lana Wachowski

A rich science-fiction world, full of weird and colourful characters who still ring true despite having massive animal ears or wings, with well-defined politics, an ancient conflict and a lead couple who you can’t help but root for with all your heart.

Unfortunately I’m not talking about Jupiter Ascending but the comic Saga, the latest issue of which I was reading on the bus home from the 3D IMAX screening I attended last night. Sadly for the Wachowskis, who clearly put a lot of care and affection into their latest ambitious failure, Jupiter Ascending fails miserably in all the ways Saga succeeds.

But perhaps that’s an unfair comparison; I should judge Jupiter Ascending on its own terms. Inferior similarities to the beloved (and, to be fair, »

- Mark Allen

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Original 1993 'Game of Thrones' Plans Were Much Different

6 February 2015 2:19 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Game of Thrones fans have just a few more months to wait until Season 5 of the hit series debuts in April, but for those who are clamoring for author George R.R. Martin's sixth book in his A Song of Fire and Ice series, we still have no clue when that book may debut. We reported earlier this week that the author has no plans to publish the next book, entitled The Winds of Winter in 2015, which means that the HBO series will likely end before the last two books are even published.

As you may know, George R.R. Martin originally envisioned Game of Thrones as a trilogy, and today we have a leaked 1993 letter from the author to his publisher, which Waterhouse Books originally posted on their Twitter page before deleting the images shortly thereafter. Tumblr user Bryndenbfish re-posted the photos of this three-page letter, which outlines George R.R. Martin »

- MovieWeb

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Sound Off: The Wachowskis' Sci-Fi 'Jupiter Ascending' - Thoughts?

6 February 2015 12:08 PM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Now that you've seen it, what did you think? "It can be difficult for people from underdeveloped worlds to hear that their planet is not the only inhabited planet." The new Wachowskis movie is here. In theaters everywhere is Jupiter Ascending, the spectacular new sci-fi space opera creation from Lana & Andy Wachowski (of The Matrix trilogy, Bound, Speed Racer, Cloud Atlas) starring Channing Tatum as wolf-hybrid Caine and Mila Kunis as Jupiter. Eddie Redmayne, Sean Bean, Douglas Booth & Gugu Mbatha-Raw are in here, too. Is it any good? Or is it a mess? Are the Wachowskis doing well or in trouble? Once you've seen it, leave a comment with your thoughts on The Wachowskis' Jupiter Ascending. Spoiler Warning: We strongly urge everyone to actually see the film before reading ahead, as there may be spoilers below. We also encourage all commenters to keep major spoilers from the film to a minimum, »

- Alex Billington

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Second Opinion – Jupiter Ascending (2015)

6 February 2015 11:30 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Jupiter Ascending, 2015

Written and directed by The Wachowskis

Starring Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum, Sean Bean, Eddie RedmayneDouglas Booth, Tuppence Middleton

Synopsis:

In a bright and colorful future, a young destitute caretaker gets targeted by a ruthless son of a powerful family that live on a planet in need of a new heir, so she travels with a genetically engineered warrior to the planet in order to stop his tyrant reign.

Channing Tatum recently just starred in Foxcatcher, delivering the best acting performance of his career, one where he was just edged out for a Best Supporting Actor nomination. Current front-runner to win the Best Actor Oscar, Eddie Redmayne is here doling out one of the most ham-fisted and hilariously bad villainous performances of all time. Mila Kunis is here as the heir to Earth, but all we hear is Meg Griffin wanting to f*** Channing Tatum because uhh… he »

- Robert Kojder

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Here Are All the Movies Opening Today, February 6; What Will You See?

6 February 2015 7:55 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Here are the films opening theatrically in the U.S. the week of Friday, February 6th. (Synopses provided by distributor unless listed otherwise.) Wide Jupiter Ascending Director: Lana & Andy Wachowski Cast: Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis, Eddie Redmayne, Tuppence Middleton, Sean Bean, Douglas Booth, Jo Osmond, Terry Gilliam, Doona Bae, Vanessa Kirby, James D'Arcy, Gugu Mbatha-Raw Synopsis: "In a universe where humans are near the bottom of the evolutionary ladder, a young destitute human woman is targeted for assassination by the Queen of the Universe because her very existence threatens to end the Queen's reign." Criticwire Grade Average: C- (10 reviews) Seventh Son Director: Sergey Bodrov Cast: Jeff Bridges, Julianne Moore, Ben Barnes, Alicia Vikander Synopsis: "The seventh son of a seventh son learns how to exorcise ghosts, contain witches and bind boggarts in the 1700s." Criticwire Grade Average: C (4 reviews) The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of »

- Steve Greene

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8 things we learned from the Mila Kunis Reddit Ama

6 February 2015 3:07 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Mila Kunis is on the promo trail for her new movie Jupiter Ascending, which in this day and age naturally means a Reddit Ama

Below, we round up eight fast facts we learned from Kunis's chat with the people of /r/.

1. What those crazy Seth Green credits are about on Robot Chicken

"Um, Sarah Michelle Gellar and myself are credited in Robot Chicken many, many times for doing things that do not exist. Seth is our best friend, and we made him do it."

2. She would love to play the Dark Knight

Asked what superhero role she would want to play, she simply replied: "Batman!"

She later said: "Chris Nolan, I would love to work with... let me think... I would love to work with Alejandro González Iñárritu... I think those I would love to work with, right off the top of my head."

3. Mila Kunis no longer has different coloured eyes

"You know what? »

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Sean Bean: 5 Awesome Performances And 5 That Sucked

6 February 2015 1:11 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Warner Bros.

The man who has died on screen more than twenty times (around an astonishing one third of all his film credits) has had a career spanning a diverse selection of roles in vastly different worlds.

His unfortunate label of ‘spoiler on legs’ has slightly overshadowed the acclaimed roles Sean Bean has undertaken and he will forever be associated with some of the best on screen deaths of all time. Not the worst legacy to leave behind but it perhaps doesn’t do justice to his acting ability.

Hailing from Sheffield in Yorkshire, the son of a welder and a passionate supporter of Sheffield United football club, he is a true man’s man. His roles could tell you that much; Richard Sharpe made him a British heartthrob, while his performances  as Odysseus and Zeus affirmed his ability to take on powerful, masculine roles.

However, his career certainly hasn’t been plain sailing. »

- Fred Humphries

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Jupiter Ascending – The Review

5 February 2015 8:56 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Here’s a movie oddity for this time of year. While we’re shoveling and shivering, a big-time space epic blasts into theatres. But, to borrow a phrase from the airlines, its arrival was delayed just over six months. Hmm, odd indeed. Oh, and this one isn’t completely set in one of those galaxies far, far away. A good chunk of this tale rests on that city of big shoulders. It purports that alien races are battling away, hidden from view, right under our noses. I flashed right back to one of those classic made-for-tv flicks from 1970, “The Love War” about aliens in human form fighting on Earth (Lloyd Bridges and Angie Dickinson are from opposing forces who, of course, fall hard for each other). And with this story we’ve got a downtrodden human unaware that they have special gifts that can save the planet. That theme goes »

- Jim Batts

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