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Berlin Film Festival Reveals International Jury Members, Includes Matthew Weiner

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

London — The Berlin Film Festival has revealed the names of the international jury, which is presided over by Darren Aronofsky, as previously announced. The international jury decides who receives the Golden Bear and Silver Bears of the Berlinale competition.

The other members of the jury will be “Mad Men” creator Matthew Weiner, “Rush” actor Daniel Bruhl, “Snowpiercer” director Bong Joon-ho, “Hannibal” producer Martha De Laurentiis, “The Milk of Sorrow” director Claudia Llosa, and “Amelie” actress Audrey Tautou.

Weiner is the creator, executive producer and writer of television series “Mad Men,” whose seventh and last season is running in the U.S. To date, he has received nine Emmys, two Baftas, three Golden Globes and numerous WGA awards. As a director, he has been nominated twice by the DGA for his work behind the camera. “Are You Here,” starring Owen Wilson and Amy Poehler, marks his feature film debut as a writer, »

- Leo Barraclough

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How Amazon plans to conquer Hollywood

20 hours ago | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

It's been a game-changing month for Amazon Studios. The online superstore announced plans last week to start producing original movies—not just a few, either, but 12 titles a year, each with a respectable indie budget ranging from $5 million to $25 million. The move came on the heels of Amazon solidifying its reputation as a major force in the TV industry by convincing Woody Allen to make a TV series and picking up two Golden Globes for its transgender dramedy Transparent—including the first-ever win by a streaming company in the best series category. And at least one of Amazon’s new »

- James Hibberd

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Warner Bros. Closes In On Dangerous Odds

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

Warner Bros. is in the process of negotiating the acquisition of Dangerous Odds – an adaptation of the book Dangerous Odds: My Secret Life Inside An Illegal Billion Dollar Sports Betting Operation, by Marisa Lankester – which is set to be scripted by Andrea Berloff (World Trade Centre). The story is notable for being a female-led tale, with plenty of opportunity for drama, intrigue and diverse casting.

Dangerous Odds is Lankester’s memoir, focusing on the time she spent helping develop the world’s largest sports betting operation, before going on to establish the world’s first off-shore gambling organization in the Dominican Republic. The business ties to organized crime meant Lankester was repeatedly arrested, becoming embroiled in a corrupt and violent world where she was brutalized and imprisoned before finding happiness in a lifestyle change and relocation.

Margot Robbie is attached to star as Lankester, which immediately makes this one of »

- Sarah Myles

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The Man in the High Castle, Ep. 1.01: “Pilot” presents a world with long-term potential

25 January 2015 6:00 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The Man in the High Castle, Season 1, Episode 1: “Pilot”

Written by Frank Spotnitz, based on the novel by Philip K. Dick

Directed by David Semel

Released January 15th, 2015 by Amazon

For fans of Philip K. DickThe Man in the High Castle will have undoubtedly already been on their radar for quite some time. Dick’s fiction has been adapted into several acclaimed films, including Blade RunnerMinority Report and A Scanner Darkly. In this recent batch of Amazon pilots, Frank Spotnitz (The X-Files) adapts The Man in the High Castle with the vision of turning the source material into a full television series. Those unfamiliar with Dick’s written work need only know that his interest is in science-fiction and that the worlds he creates are generally immersive, vast, and intricately planned-out.

In that regard, The Man in the High Castle is a success. I’ve always thought »

- Sean Colletti

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‘Black Sea’ Director Kevin Macdonald on Jude Law and Water Woes

23 January 2015 11:30 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Though his documentary “Touching the Void” earned him a BAFTA, Kevin Macdonald has segued into narrative films like “The Last King of Scotland” — which won an Oscar for Forest Whitaker — and the new thriller “Black Sea,” starring Jude Law as a submarine commander.

What made you think of Jude Law as a rough-and-tumble Scottish submarine captain?

Jude has always been great when he’s done character roles. In this film, he really committed himself in a big way. He aged himself, he put on a lot of weight and he mastered this difficult Scottish accent.

For someone who didn’t intend to make fiction films, you have a way with actors.

Mostly I’m just in awe of them. I could never do what they do. When an actor gives a great performance, it’s the closest you can get to magic, because you don’t fully understand how they »

- Jenelle Riley

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Gary Sinise And More Rumoured To Join The ‘Suicide Squad’

23 January 2015 11:30 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The upcoming Suicide Squad adaptation from Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment, has quickly become one of the most highly anticipated blockbusters of the next few years. Not only will David Ayer (Fury) helm the large scale project, but the film also boasts an all-star cast consisting of Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney and Jared Leto.

However, this past week has seen the production hit a minor speed bump with the unexpected departure of Tom Hardy. It was initially assumed that Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler) would replace the Dark Knight Rises star in the role of Rick Flag, however it has since been revealed that he declined the invitation. Now, two more potential candidates for the part of Flag have arisen, and they are certainly interesting choices!

Ayer is reportedly considering both Jon Bernthal and Joel Edgerton as Hardy’s replacement in the upcoming DC Comics adaptation. While Bernthal will be »

- Ben Read

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Marvel Looking to Cast Chiwetel Ejiofor in Doctor Strange

23 January 2015 8:01 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Marvel Studios and director Scott Derrickson are looking to start beefing up the cast for Doctor Strange, and it's being reported that Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave, Serenity) might join Benedict Cumberbatch and Daniel Bruhl in the highly anticipated film.

According to The Wrap, the actor is really close to solidifying the deal and is even turning down other movie roles so that his schedule is open for Doctor Strange. That's a pretty good sign that this is going to happen.

Marvel hasn't officially confirmed the casting yet, and there are no details on who he will be playing. There has been talk of the villain Baron Mordo appearing in the film, but according to the sites sources he will not be playing that character. Bruhl will most likely be taking on that role.

They speculate that Ejiofor will be playing the Ancient One, who serves as mentor to both Stephen Strange and Baron Mordo, »

- Joey Paur

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Joel Edgerton and Jon Bernthal eyed to replace Tom Hardy in Suicide Squad

23 January 2015 4:35 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Joel Edgerton and Jon Bernthal are being considered as Tom Hardy's replacement in Suicide Squad.

Warner Bros is considering the pair for the role of Rick Flag, according to Cinema Blend.

The report also confirms the casting of Gary Sinise, although not as General Eiling as had been rumoured.

Magic Mike's Joe Manganiello is rumoured to be in line for the role of Deathstroke.

Flag is a government agent and former soldier with a long history fighting alongside the Suicide Squad's supervillain conscripts.

Jake Gyllenhaal was initially reported to be in line to replace Hardy, but has since turned down the offer.

Edgerton was recently seen in Ridley Scott's Exodus: Gods and Kings and will next be seen in Jane Got a Gun.

Bernthal is best known for his role in another comic book adaptation, The Walking Dead. He also featured in Suicide Squad director David Ayer's Fury. »

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Joel Edgerton & Jon Bernthal eyed to replace Tom Hardy in Suicide Squad

23 January 2015 4:35 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Joel Edgerton and Jon Bernthal are being considered as Tom Hardy's replacement in Suicide Squad.

Warner Bros is considering the pair for the role of Rick Flag, according to Cinema Blend.

The report also confirms the casting of Gary Sinise, although not as General Eiling as had been rumoured.

Magic Mike's Joe Manganiello is rumoured to be in line for the role of Deathstroke.

Flag is a government agent and former soldier with a long history fighting alongside the Suicide Squad's supervillain conscripts.

Jake Gyllenhaal was initially reported to be in line to replace Hardy, but has since turned down the offer.

Edgerton was recently seen in Ridley Scott's Exodus: Gods and Kings and will next be seen in Jane Got a Gun.

Bernthal is best known for his role in another comic book adaptation, The Walking Dead. He also featured in Suicide Squad director David Ayer's Fury. »

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Chiwetel Ejiofor wanted for Doctor Strange starring role

23 January 2015 3:13 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Chiwetel Ejiofor is wanted for Doctor Strange.

Marvel Studios is pursuing him to take on a lead role opposite Benedict Cumberbatch, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

It is unknown which role the 12 Years a Slave actor is being considered for, with some sources saying it is the villain and others denying it.

Cumberbatch will play Stephen Strange, a proud surgeon whose career is brought to an end when he suffers irreversible damage to his hands in a car crash.

When science fails him, he turns to mysticism for a cure, but instead finds himself inducted into magic as the sorcerous protector of Earth.

He is expected to be pitted against his evil fellow disciple Baron Mordo in his first cinematic adventure.

Ejiofor will next be seen in Z for Zachariah and Ridley Scott's The Martian.

Scott Derrickson will direct Doctor Strange, which will be released on October 28, 2016 in the »

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Joel Edgerton & Jon Bernthal Wanted for 'Suicide Squad' Role?

22 January 2015 5:45 PM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Suicide Squad is one of the most high profile films WB/DC have in their upcoming cinematic universe but recently actor Tom Hardy dropped from the role of Rick Flag leaving the spot open for another actor. Jake Gyllenhaal was rumored to be interested in the role but he also declined.

Now, according to Cinemablend, WB and director David Ayer are looking into two possible candidates to replace Hardy: Joel Edgerton and Jon Bernthal. Edgerton recently appeared alongside Christian Bale in the Ridley Scott directed epic, Exodus: Gods and Kings while Bernthal, better known for his role as Shane in The Walking Dead was part of the ensemble of the film Fury, also directed by Ayer.

Suicide Squad has several A-list names attached such as Will Smith, Margot Robbie and Jared Leto and Cinemablend reports that the character of Rick Flag will not be as prominent as the other three »

- Munir Abedrabbo

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Chiwetel Ejiofor Nearing Deal to Co-Star in Marvel’s ‘Doctor Strange’

22 January 2015 4:43 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Benedict Cumberbatch will star as the Sorceror Supreme in Scott Derrickson’s comic book movie

Chiwetel Ejiofor is nearing a deal for a key role alongside his “12 Years a Slave” co-star Benedict Cumberbatch in Marvel’s “Doctor Strange,” multiple individuals familiar with the project have told TheWrap.

While it’s unclear which role Ejiofor is circling, an individual with knowledge of the project insisted it’s not the villain, who is believed to be Baron Mordo, and is more likely the Ancient One.

Scott Derrickson is directing from a script by Jon Spaihts, and Marvel’s Kevin Feige is producing the movie, »

- Jeff Sneider

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Alien franchise: ranking the movies in order of quality

22 January 2015 7:45 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Alien and Aliens are classics. But how do the other sequels, prequel and spin-offs compare? We try to rank them in descending order...

Ranking any franchise is a personal and difficult process, but the Alien series represents its own challenges. Were you more affected by the intimate shocks of the 1979 original, or the more action-led 1986 sequel? Were you impressed by Alien 3's commitment to its bleak tone, or irked by its soupy darkness?

You're sure to have your own opinions as to how the Alien movies should be ranked, though we'd wager that, like us, you'd place the Alien Vs Predator spin-offs quite far down the list. But then there's Ridley Scott's prequel, Prometheus, a film some might rank far above Jean-Pierre Jeunet's quirky Alien Resurrection, and perhaps even David Fincher's Alien 3.

Accepting, then, that the ranking below is very much down to personal taste, »

- ryanlambie

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3 Fun Facts For Alien and Raiders Of The Lost Ark - Video

21 January 2015 1:46 PM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Movie Blast has created a fun facts video series for movies, and each one they do points out three things that you might not know about the film in question. The two that I've included here are for Ridley Scott's Alien and Steven Spielberg's Raiders of the Lost Ark. I've been doing a Fun Facts column of my own because I love movie trivia, but these are presented in a brief animated format. There's some interesting stuff included in these that I wasn't aware of.

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- Joey Paur

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Child 44 Teaser Poster Revealed

21 January 2015 11:55 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Check out the Child 44 teaser poster from Summit Entertainment.

Based on the best-selling novel by Tom Rob Smith, the compelling new thriller from director Daniel Espinosa will be in theaters nationwide on April 17th, 2015.

A politically-charged serial killer thriller set in 1953 Soviet Russia, Child 44 chronicles the crisis of conscience for secret police agent Leo Demidov (Tom Hardy), who loses status, power and home when he refuses to denounce his own wife, Raisa (Noomi Rapace), as a traitor.

Exiled from Moscow to a grim provincial outpost, Leo and Raisa join forces with General Mikhail Nesterov (Gary Oldman) to track down a serial killer who preys on young boys.

Their quest for justice threatens a system-wide cover-up enforced by Leo’s psychopathic rival Vasili (Joel Kinnaman), who insists “There is no crime in Paradise.”

The film also features Paddy Considine, Jason Clarke, and Vincent CasselChild 44 is produced by »

- Michelle McCue

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Exodus: Gods and Kings movie review: whites only

21 January 2015 6:50 AM, PST | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

Simultaneously the dullest and the most insulting version of itself it could possibly be. If only it had managed to be campy, that’d be something… I’m “biast” (pro): have been a fan of Ridley Scott in the past…

I’m “biast” (con): …but not so much lately

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

I think I’ve finally figured out what Exodus: Gods and Kings is all about. I don’t mean how it’s a painfully boring, too-literal adaptation of a Biblical fantasy that’s been told plenty often before, and was not calling out to be told again. I mean how it’s possible that Ridley Scott could have made such a stodgy flick, and one that’s utterly tone-deaf to modern sensibilities. Cuz Scott used to be ahead of the curve, not decades behind it: This is the guy who »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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‘Sniper’ Hits Eastwood Highs; ‘Taken’, ‘Son’ Top International Box Office: Final

21 January 2015 5:00 AM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

International actuals took their time arriving after the long holiday weekend in the U.S. Most studios have now reported, and in some cases have included grosses through Monday. There were no massive fluctuations, but some of the Oscar nominees including The Theory Of Everything, Boyhood and Birdman enjoyed nice bumps in holdover markets. Figures have also been added below for Jason Statham’s Wild Card, which opened to a strong hand in France, two weeks ahead of its domestic debut.

Figures for the above films have been updated below along with: Taken 3, Seventh Son, Big Hero 6, Penguins Of Madagascar, Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb, The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies, American Sniper, Exodus: Gods And Kings, Into The Woods, Unbroken, Ouija, Blackhat, Dumb And Dumber To, Horrible Bosses, Honig Im Kopf, Gone Girl, Let’s Be Cops, »

- Nancy Tartaglione

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Daily | Kenny, Maddin, Tsai

21 January 2015 4:18 AM, PST | Keyframe | See recent Keyframe news »

In today's roundup of news and views: Cristina Álvarez López and Adrian Martin suggest that we "re-imagine" Roman Polanski's Repulsion "as a Béla Tarr film." Plus Adrian Martin on Walerian Borowczyk, Jonathan Rosenbaum on Tsai Ming-liang's Stray Dogs, Jason Z. Resnikoff on the contrasting views of the future between Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey and Ridley Scott's Alien, Wayne Koestenbaum and Sérgio Dias Branco on Guy Maddin, Joshua Rothman on Werner Herzog, Grady Hendrix on Tsui Hark, Michael Sicinski on Gabe Klinger's documentary on James Benning and Richard Linklater—and more. » - David Hudson »

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Electric To Sell Ridley Scott’s Civil War Drama; More Global Showbiz Briefs

21 January 2015 1:16 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Dean Devlin's Electric Entertainment has taken all foreign rights to Ridley Scott's untitled PBS Civil War drama. The six-part series, a blend of hospital drama and family saga, will be shot in Virginia and is scheduled for a winter 2016 premiere. The sales team will introduce the series to foreign buyers at the upcoming Natpe in Miami. Based on true stories, the drama follows two volunteer nurses on opposite sides of the Civil War. Exec produced by Scott, David W Zucker… »

- Nancy Tartaglione

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Electric To Sell Ridley Scott’s Civil War Drama; More Global Showbiz Briefs

21 January 2015 1:16 AM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Dean Devlin’s Electric Entertainment has taken all foreign rights to Ridley Scott’s untitled PBS Civil War drama. The six-part series, a blend of hospital drama and family saga, will be shot in Virginia and is scheduled for a winter 2016 premiere. The sales team will introduce the series to foreign buyers at the upcoming Natpe in Miami. Based on true stories, the drama follows two volunteer nurses on opposite sides of the Civil War. Exec produced by Scott, David W Zucker and Lisa Q Wolfinger, it’s written by David Zabel who created it with Wolfinger. Production is scheduled to begin in spring 2015, in and around Richmond where much of the history took place.

International film group Umedia has closed its annual fundraising for investment in films and television with €58M ($70M) raised via its Belgian tax shelter. That’s a 5% increase from 2013. The money has already been invested »

- Nancy Tartaglione

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