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Why Kenneth Branagh Loves Mysteries, from ‘Wallander’ to ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ (Emmy Watch)

1 hour ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Kenneth Branagh fell into his love affair with the “Wallander” mysteries by Swedish author Henning Mankell (1948 – 2015) for “the sheer pleasure of the reading,” he told me over the phone. “It was novel by novel. I’m not usually a kind of completist in this regard, but each novel did send me to the next one, and I did read them in order, and I did find myself drawn in, hypnotically. I didn’t feel I’d met anyone quite like this before or this landscape.”

The novels are set in Sweden, in and around the town of Ystad, 35 miles south-east of the city of Malmö, in the southern province of Skåne. And that’s where the PBS Mystery series (four seasons, from 2009 through 2016) is also filmed. “It’s vast and flat,” said Branagh. “It has a strong regional dialect. It’s a curious, forgotten, unfashionable pocket of land. Over 60 percent »

- Anne Thompson

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Why Kenneth Branagh Loves Mysteries, from ‘Wallander’ to ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ (Emmy Watch)

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Kenneth Branagh fell into his love affair with the “Wallander” mysteries by Swedish author Henning Mankell (1948 – 2015) for “the sheer pleasure of the reading,” he told me over the phone. “It was novel by novel. I’m not usually a kind of completist in this regard, but each novel did send me to the next one, and I did read them in order, and I did find myself drawn in, hypnotically. I didn’t feel I’d met anyone quite like this before or this landscape.”

The novels are set in Sweden, in and around the town of Ystad, 35 miles south-east of the city of Malmö, in the southern province of Skåne. And that’s where the PBS Mystery series (four seasons, from 2009 through 2016) is also filmed. “It’s vast and flat,” said Branagh. “It has a strong regional dialect. It’s a curious, forgotten, unfashionable pocket of land. Over 60 percent »

- Anne Thompson

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The Week in Movies – Alien: Covenant behind the scenes images and casting news! Ghostbusters theme! Transformers 5 images! Indy 5! The Rock in Wolf Man and more!

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The Week in Star WarsLuke Owen takes over The Week in Movies this week, with news from Alien: Covenant, Ghostbusters, Transformers: The Last Knight, The Wolf-Man, Sharknado 4 and more…

The Week in Movies is (usually) an excerpt from the weekly Flickering Myth Super Newsletter. Subscribe here to get it delivered to your inbox every Sunday.

…We’ll kick things off this week with the news that Prometheus star Noomi Rapace is set to return to the Alien universe as a part of Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant. According to Deadline, the actress is currently on the set of the film in Australia, where she will shoot “weeks worth of scenes.” The size of her role is unknown at the time, but you can check out a new behind the scenes image featuring co-star Danny McBride here…

…Speaking of aliens, and it was assumed that former Lucasfilm owner George Lucas »

- Luke Owen

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Oliver Stone Talks ‘Snowden’ Financing Struggle, Film vs. TV and Military ‘Adulation’ in Movies

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

Nantucket, Mass. — Oliver Stone pulled no punches and named names in detailing the struggle to finance his new movie about National Security Administration whistleblower Edward Snowden during a Q&A Saturday with fellow director Bennett Miller.

During the wide-ranging discussion, held as part of the Nantucket Film Festival, Stone also weighed in on his lack of enthusiasm for most serialized TV dramas, his disdain for the “adulation” of the U.S. military in many contemporary films and how Dino De Laurentiis dashed his hopes for “Conan the Barbarian” to have blossomed as a long-running franchise.

The intimate gathering at a private home on the water included actor Zachary Quinto, who plays journalist Glenn Greenwald in “Snowden,” and numerous writer-directors with pics at the fest, such as Mike Birbiglia (“Don’t Think Twice”), Julia Hart (“Miss Stevens”), Clay Tweel (“Gleason”) and Chris Kelly (“Other People”). The Nantucket fest, which wraps Monday, »

- Cynthia Littleton

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‘Everything Wrong With Alien’ Video Pokes Fun at the Ridley Scott Classic — Watch

24 June 2016 5:38 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

“No movie is without sin,” as YouTube giant Cinema Sins puts it. That’s both totally valid and, when it comes to the “Mount Rushmore” of films…debatable. Nonetheless, the guys behind the channel will continue to sin all-time classics like they’re platters at a buffet. And they’re next helping? Ridley Scott’s “Alien.”

Read More: ‘Everything Wrong With Jaws’ Gently Nitpicks One of the Greatest Films Ever — Watch

Tearing apart much of the scientific elements and the logic of the crew, the 11-minute endeavor ends at 74 sins with not enough sins taken off for its absolute mastery. While no one, even the genius of Jeremy — the voice behind Cinema Sins — can truly tear down such a perfect film that he calls his “personal favorite horror film,” it’s impressively nerdy and just plain fun to see them try. This is a picking of the smallest of nits. »

- Kyle Kizu

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"There are some graves I will piss on": Mel Gibson in frank form at Sff

23 June 2016 10:04 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Mel Gibson in Blood Father.

Mel Gibson was in characteristically frank form during a wide-ranging chat at the Sydney Film Festival last week.

During a one-hour conversation with the Oscar winner, the Herald's Garry Maddox noted that Alcoholics Anonymous meetings bookend the actor's new film, the action-thriller.Blood Father.

"Did you have to do some research into that world?", asked Maddox, with more than a little cheek.

"12-step programs? I've researched that anyways," said Gibson. "I had to do that stuff, otherwise you don't survive.".

"They call it the spiritual path of a psychopath. There's only three options: you go insane, you die, or you quit. That's the harsh reality of that stuff. So yeah, I'm an old hand at that.".

Written by.The Town's Peter Craig and.Straight Outta Compton's Andrea Berloff,.Blood Father.is threaded with black humour, a perfect fit for Gibson's sardonic streak.

"As actors, I »

- Harry Windsor

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"There are some graves I will piss on": Mel Gibson in frank form at Sff

23 June 2016 8:07 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Mel Gibson in Blood Father.

Mel Gibson was in characteristically frank form during a wide-ranging chat at the Sydney Film Festival last week.

During a one-hour conversation with the Oscar winner, the Herald's Garry Maddox noted that Alcoholics Anonymous meetings bookend the actor's new film, the action-thriller.Blood Father.

"Did you have to do some research into that world?", asked Maddox, with more than a little cheek.

"12-step programs? I've researched that anyways," said Gibson. "I had to do that stuff, otherwise you don't survive.".

"They call it the spiritual path of a psychopath. There's only three options: you go insane, you die, or you quit. That's the harsh reality of that stuff. So yeah, I'm an old hand at that.".

Written by.The Town's Peter Craig and.Straight Outta Compton's Andrea Berloff,.Blood Father.is threaded with black humour, a perfect fit for Gibson's sardonic streak.

"As actors, I »

- Harry Windsor

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Mel Gibson on the dog days of his early 50's and watching Mad Max: Fury Road

23 June 2016 7:15 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Mel Gibson in Blood Father.

Mel Gibson was in characteristically frank form during a wide-ranging chat at the Sydney Film Festival last week.

During a one-hour conversation with the Oscar winner, the Herald's Garry Maddox noted that Alcoholics Anonymous meetings bookend the actor's new film, the action-thriller Blood Father.

"Did you have to do some research into that world?", asked Maddox, with more than a little cheek.

"12-step programs? I've researched that anyways," said Gibson. "I had to do that stuff, otherwise you don't survive." 

"They call it the spiritual path of a psychopath. There's only three options: you go insane, you die, or you quit. That's the harsh reality of that stuff. So yeah, I'm an old hand at that." 

Blood Father, written by The Town's Peter Craig and Straight Outta Compton's Andrea Berloff, is threaded with black humour, a perfect fit for Gibson's sardonic streak.

"As actors, »

- Harry Windsor

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"There are some graves I will piss on": Mel Gibson in frank form at Sff

23 June 2016 6:20 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Mel Gibson in Blood Father.

Mel Gibson was in characteristically frank form during a wide-ranging chat at the Sydney Film Festival last week.

During a one-hour conversation with the Oscar winner, the Herald's Garry Maddox noted that Alcoholics Anonymous meetings bookend the actor's new film, the action-thriller Blood Father.

"Did you have to do some research into that world?", asked Maddox, with more than a little cheek.

"12-step programs? I've researched that anyways," said Gibson. "I had to do that stuff, otherwise you don't survive.".

"They call it the spiritual path of a psychopath. There's only three options: you go insane, you die, or you quit. That's the harsh reality of that stuff. So yeah, I'm an old hand at that.".

Blood Father, written by The Town's Peter Craig and Straight Outta Compton's Andrea Berloff, is threaded with black humour, a perfect fit for Gibson's sardonic streak.

"As actors, »

- Harry Windsor

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Danny McBride featured in new Alien: Covenant behind-the-scenes image

23 June 2016 4:31 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Over the past couple of weeks Ridley Scott has given us a peek behind-the-scenes of Alien: Covenant with production photos featuring Katherine Waterston and Michael Fassbender, and now it’s the turn of Danny McBride, who is joined by the legendary director on what we presume is the Covenant spacecraft.

See Also: Spoiler: Katherine Waterston’s Alien: Covenant character revealed

Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created in Alien with Alien: Covenant, the second chapter in a prequel trilogy that began with Prometheus — and connects directly to Scott’s 1979 seminal work of science fiction. Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship Covenant discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world — whose sole inhabitant is the “synthetic” David (Michael Fassbender), survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.

Alien: Covenant is set for release on August 4th, »

- Gary Collinson

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‘The Force Awakens’ Rings Up Eight Saturn Awards

23 June 2016 10:31 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Eight more Saturn Awards, “Star Wars” has.

Disney-Lucasfilm’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” dominated the film categories at the 42nd Saturn Awards in Burbank. The series revival scored honors for top science fiction film, actor Harrison Ford, supporting actor Adam Driver, script, editing, music, makeup, and special effects.

Crimson Peak,” which was not a commercial success but is approaching cult status, was the second-most honored film, taking three awards: best horror film, supporting actress Jessica Chastain, and production design.

In TV, the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films continued to honor “The Walking Dead” (best horror TV series, supporting actress Danai Gurira and younger actor Chandler Riggs); “Hannibal” (action/thriller series, supporting actor Richard Armitage) and “Continuum” (science fiction TV series). “Outlander,” a new entry, took honors as top fantasy series and for actress Caitrionia Balfe.

Bruce Campbell summed up the vibe of the Saturn Awards — and the emotions of the audience — from the podium: »

- David S. Cohen

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‘The Force Awakens’ Rings Up Eight Saturn Awards

23 June 2016 10:31 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Eight more Saturn Awards, “Star Wars” has.

Disney-Lucasfilm’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” dominated the film categories at the 42nd Saturn Awards in Burbank. The series revival scored honors for top science fiction film, actor Harrison Ford, supporting actor Adam Driver, script, editing, music, makeup, and special effects.

Crimson Peak,” which was not a commercial success but is approaching cult status, was the second-most honored film, taking three awards: best horror film, supporting actress Jessica Chastain, and production design.

In TV, the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films continued to honor “The Walking Dead” (best horror TV series, supporting actress Danai Gurira and younger actor Chandler Riggs); “Hannibal” (action/thriller series, supporting actor Richard Armitage) and “Continuum” (science fiction TV series). “Outlander,” a new entry, took honors as top fantasy series and for actress Caitrionia Balfe.

Bruce Campbell summed up the vibe of the Saturn Awards — and the »

- David S. Cohen

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From Batman to Darth Vader: why Hollywood now answers to the fans

23 June 2016 8:54 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The makers of Justice League, Rogue One and Alien: Covenant suddenly seem slavishly devoted to the will of the people. Why do we have a bad feeling about this?

I remember being in a press screening for The Force Awakens late last year at the exact moment Han Solo burst on to the deck of the Millennium Falcon for the first time in more than three decades, blaster raised just so, Chewbacca bringing up the rear. The audience at Leicester Square’s Empire, almost as one, cheered till their throats were sore and applauded till their palms stung. From that moment, just 20 minutes or so into the movie, you knew this one was going to do rather well.

Related: Is Ridley Scott making up Alien: Covenant as he goes along?

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- Ben Child

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Out of the Unknown review: 1960s BBC sci-fi from a Who’s Who of literary talent

23 June 2016 8:30 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Futurism by Forster, colonising space with Ballard and gleaming white hospitals designed by Ridley Scott – thank goodness it wasn’t all wiped

The list of writers on the BBC sci-fi series Out of the Unknown reads like a Who’s Who of literary talent: Ray Bradbury, Isaac Asimov, John Wyndham, Jg Ballard, Em Forster and Jb Priestley.

But this programme, which ran from 1965 to 1971, ticks just about all the boxes for lovers of older British genre TV: creepy title sequences; “radiophonic” music and soundscapes; plenty of appearances from soon-to-be familiar faces – from George Cole to David Hemmings, from Lesley-Anne Down to Burt Kwouk and Geoffrey Palmer.

Related: Radiophonic Workshop: the shadowy pioneers of electronic sound

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- Phelim O'Neill

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The Importance of Technology in the Movies

22 June 2016 9:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Anghus Houvouras on technology and the movies…

Technology plays a pivotal role in the world of moviemaking, both in front of and behind the camera. So many of our biggest blockbusters are the products of technical innovation and many feature the kind of awesome future tech that is integral to the plot. Like the original Independence Day, that not only featured the superior alien technology of laser beams and force fields but also a little laptop that managed to upload a computer virus to the mothership and save humanity.

The kind of technology we see on screen is often a product of fiction, created by the Production Designers of a feature film to convince us they can do the impossible. These days it’s easy to spot movies using real world tech and applications, especially when it feels inorganic to whatever you’re watching. Like when Peter Parker pulls out »

- Gary Collinson

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Noomi Rapace Set To Star In Upcoming ‘Alien: Covenant’ Film

22 June 2016 11:10 AM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Noomi Rapace will be reprising her Prometheus character in the film’s upcoming sequel Alien: Covenant, according to reports on Monday. Noomi Rapace Will Star In ‘Prometheus’ Sequel ‘Alien: CovenantRidley Scott, director of Prometheus and Alien: Covenant, was reportedly asked in January by The Daily Mail, if Rapace would reprise her role in Alien: Covenant, […]

The post Noomi Rapace Set To Star In Upcoming ‘Alien: Covenant’ Film appeared first on uInterview. »

- Shantel Whitaker

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New Behind-The-Scenes Alien: Covenant Image Features Danny McBride In The Interior Of The Ship

22 June 2016 6:06 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Last time we got a glimpse of Michael Fassbender's David, and this latest behind-the-scenes snap from the set of Alien: Covenant provides a first look at Danny McBride (Tropic Thunder, This Is The End, Pineapple Express) alongside director Ridley Scott. No details on his character just yet - but it's obviously safe to assume he'll be a member of the Covenant's crew. The image also gives us a good look at the interior of the new spacecraft. “Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship Covenant discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world — whose sole inhabitant is the ‘synthetic’ David (Michael Fassbender), survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.” Alien: Covenant stars Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Demien Bichir and Danny McBride, and is set to hit theaters on August 4, 2017. »

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First Look At Danny McBride In Alien: Covenant

22 June 2016 12:49 AM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Having seen him tear up the small screen as the hilariously brash Kenny Powers, I think we can all agree that Danny McBride been announced as a cast member of the decidedly somber Alien: Covenant was something that came all the way out of left field. I actually love the actor, but I can’t imagine him facing off a Xenomorph attack without making some sly, sarcastic quip afterwards. Time will tell what he brings to the role, but we have our first look at McBride on set with Ridley Scott, which also gives us a great look at the practicals sets used to bring the Covenant ship to life. There’s a definite feel of the original Alien to them, and that’s one thing that is getting me excited for this return to the universe. Released: 4th August 2017 Synopsis: Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created in Alien with Alien: Covenant, »

- noreply@blogger.com (Tom White)

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Netflix in July: What’s Coming and What to Watch Before It’s Gone (Photos)

21 June 2016 5:39 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

What’s Coming July 1: “Back to the Future” trilogy Robert Zemeckis‘ iconic time-travel adventure trilogy, starring Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd, comes to Netflix on July 1. What’s Coming July 1: “Big Trouble in Little China” John Carpenter‘s “Big Trouble in Little China” hits Netflix next month. Meanwhile, Dwayne Johnson is in development on his own remake of the 1986 cult classic. What’s Coming July 1: “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” Starring Tom HanksSandra Bullock and Thomas HornStephen Daldry‘s film adaptation of “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” earned a Best Picture nomination in 2011. What »

- Reid Nakamura

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Danny McBride shows his face in latest Alien: Covenant set photo

21 June 2016 4:45 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

If there's a lesson I should take away from Prometheus, it's to not let myself get too hyped up about a film. The images and trailers released for Ridley Scott's return to sci-fi painted the picture of something brilliant; the end result, while beautiful, didn't exactly live up to what I'd imagined. Production on Alien: Covenant has been underway for... Read More »

- Kevin Fraser

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