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Final Oscar Predictions: 5 Lingering Questions With Nominations on the Way

1 hour ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Ballots were due on Friday and the nail-biting will finally cease at 5am on Tuesday, Jan. 24. It’s been another jam-packed phase one for Oscar season, though one that didn’t have quite as many twists and turns as you’d expect. After all, a certain musical started the season as the presumed frontrunner, and it hasn’t budged since.

Of course, as soon as you think you’ve got it all figured out, the Academy keeps you on your toes. So how will the nominations for the 89th annual Oscars play out next week? There will be surprises, surely. There always are. Figuring out what they might be is the fun. Check out my final picks if you’re curious to know one guy’s opinion, but as we head into this final lap, a few lingering questions remain.

How many best picture nominees will there be?

In the »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Tom Hardy series 'Taboo' sells to Spain, Russia, Nordic territories

17 January 2017 7:47 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Period drama is currently airing in the UK and Us.

Taboo, the eight-part TV drama series currently playing on BBC One in the UK and FX in the Us, has sold to multiple international territories.

The deals include: HBO for Spain, Nordic territories and Eastern Europe; AMC for Portugal; TV1000/Viasat for Russia and Cis region; Cosmote in Greece; Digiturk in Turkey; and Fox Network Group Latin America for the Americas and the Caribbean.

Set in 1814, Hardy stars in the series as a man who, believed long dead, returns home from Africa to London to inherit the remnants of his father’s shipping empire.

Taboo was created by Tom Hardy and Dean Baker for their outfit Hard, Son & Baker, along with Steve Knight and Timothy Bricknell.

Four episodes were directed by Kristoffer Nyholm (The Killing) and the remaining four were directed by Anders Engström (Wallander). Ridley Scott and Kate Crowe were executive producers for Scott Free London »

- tom.grater@screendaily.com (Tom Grater)

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Toby Hardy series 'Taboo' sells to Spain, Russia, Nordic territories

17 January 2017 7:47 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Period drama is currently airing in the UK and Us.

Taboo, the eight-part TV drama series currently playing on BBC One in the UK and FX in the Us, has sold to multiple international territories.

The deals include: HBO for Spain, Nordic territories and Eastern Europe; AMC for Portugal; TV1000/Viasat for Russia and Cis region; Cosmote in Greece; Digiturk in Turkey; and Fox Network Group Latin America for the Americas and the Caribbean.

Set in 1814, Hardy stars in the series as a man who, believed long dead, returns home from Africa to London to inherit the remnants of his father’s shipping empire.

Taboo was created by Tom Hardy and Dean Baker for their outfit Hard, Son & Baker, along with Steve Knight and Timothy Bricknell.

Four episodes were directed by Kristoffer Nyholm (The Killing) and the remaining four were directed by Anders Engström (Wallander). Ridley Scott and Kate Crowe were executive producers for Scott Free London »

- tom.grater@screendaily.com (Tom Grater)

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Zombie Musical Anna and the Apocalypse Begins Shooting in Scotland

16 January 2017 9:22 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

You know that zombie musical that everyone who loves zombie movies and TV shows has been asking for? Well, it is finally happening. Anna and the Apocalypse, a full-length zombie musical, is currently in the works and has started filming in Glasgow, Scotland.

The news comes courtesy of Screen Daily who are reporting that Anna and the Apocalypse is already underway. Filmmaker Ryan McHenry, who was probably best known for his viral short Ryan Gosling Won't Eat His Cereal, wrote the screenplay for the movie, which is based off the short he wrote and directed back in 2010 called Zombie Musical. Originally, Ryan McHenry was supposed to directed Anna and the Apocalypse but sadly, he died of cancer back in 2015 at the age of 27. John McPhail, who directed the 2016 rom-com Where Do We Go From Here, has taken over directing duties on the project. Here is how the movie is being described in the report. »

- MovieWeb

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AMC Will Present James Cameron’s Story Of Science Fiction

16 January 2017 9:05 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Never let it be said that James Cameron doesn’t give it everything he’s got when he undertakes a project. After making Titanic in 1997, he also expanded upon his deep sea diving expeditions for several documentaries on the subject – contributing to the development of new technology, and breaking records. When he made Avatar, he developed no fewer than four sequels to tell a broader story – and plans to shoot them consecutively from 2018 to 2023. Before he gets to that, however, he will deliver a six-part documentary series to AMC, focusing on the genre of science fiction – James Cameron’s Story Of Science Fiction, to be precise – about which he is so very passionate.

The limited series will comprise of six hour-long episodes, and each instalment will ask a single question. The show will then examine how that question has been addressed by popular culture, such as film, television, video games, »

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New series from James Cameron to explore sci-fi history

16 January 2017 3:17 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Don Kaye Jan 16, 2017

James Cameron and AMC are going to tell the story of science fiction...

We're hearing that James Cameron is set to produce a six-hour documentary series on the history and impact of science fiction. Titled James Cameron's Story Of Science Fiction, the show’s six one-hour episodes will explore the evolution of the genre from its published origins to today’s modern screen franchises.

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Cameron said, “When I was a kid, I basically read any book with a spaceship on the cover and I saw 2001: A Space Odyssey many, many times. The movie inspired me to become a filmmaker. »

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James Cameron is making a history sci-fi documentary TV series

16 January 2017 12:50 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

James Cameron, legendary director of Aliens, Avatar and The Terminator, is making a series of six one hour long TV specials set around the history of the science fiction genre. The series will air in 2018 on U.S. cable channel AMC and has the working title of James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction.

The series will explore the evolution of sci-fi from its origins as a small genre with a cult following to the blockbuster pop-cultural phenomenon that we see it as today.

In an official release, Cameron said:

“When I was a kid, I basically read any book with a spaceship on the cover and I saw 2001: A Space Odyssey many, many times.”

“The movie inspired me to become a filmmaker. I liked the special effects, but I really loved the ideas and the questions behind them: How will the world end? Will technology destroy us? What »

- Paul Heath

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‘James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction’ to Examine Legendary Sci-Fi Films for AMC

15 January 2017 3:02 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

James Cameron seems pretty content exploring the Mariana Trench and making “Avatar” sequels for the foreseeable future, but it looks like that isn’t all he’s up to. AMC announced during the Television Critics Association (TCA) Press Tour today that it has greenlit the new documentary series “James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction” from the “Terminator,” “Aliens” and “Titanic” director.

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Each of the hourlong episodes will find Cameron discussing a “Big Question” explored by sci-fi books, films, television shows and video games throughout the ages. “When I was a kid, I basically read any book with a spaceship on the cover and I saw ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ many, many times,” says the king of the world in a statement. “The movie inspired me to become a filmmaker. I liked the special effects, »

- Michael Nordine

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‘James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction’ to Examine Legendary Sci-Fi Films for AMC

15 January 2017 3:02 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

James Cameron seems pretty content exploring the Mariana Trench and making “Avatar” sequels for the foreseeable future, but it looks like that isn’t all he’s up to. AMC announced during the Television Critics Association (TCA) Press Tour today that it has greenlit the new documentary series “James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction” from the “Terminator,” “Aliens” and “Titanic” director.

Read More: James Cameron’s Climate Change Short Film: Watch The Director Slam Donald Trump at the DNC

Each of the hourlong episodes will find Cameron discussing a “Big Question” explored by sci-fi books, films, television shows and video games throughout the ages. “When I was a kid, I basically read any book with a spaceship on the cover and I saw ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ many, many times,” says the king of the world in a statement. “The movie inspired me to become a filmmaker. I liked the special effects, »

- Michael Nordine

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AMC orders documentary series James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction

15 January 2017 2:20 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

AMC is teaming up with filmmaker James Cameron to explore the evolution of sci-fi in a six-part documentary series, tentatively titled James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction, which THR reports will “delve into sci-fi’s origins as a small genre with a cult and developing to the blockbuster pop-culture phenomenon it is today.”

“When I was a kid, I basically read any book with a spaceship on the cover and I saw 2001: A Space Odyssey many, many times,” said Cameron. “The movie inspired me to become a filmmaker. I liked the special effects, but I really loved the ideas and the questions behind them: How will the world end? Will technology destroy us? What does it mean to be human? These are subjects sci-fi has never been afraid to tackle. With this series, we are going back to the origins of sci-fi, following the DNA of these ideas back to the source. »

- Gary Collinson

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Michael Fassbender and Carmen Ejogo featured on new Alien: Covenant image

13 January 2017 4:45 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Thanks to Empire, we’ve got a new image from Ridley Scott’s hotly-anticipated sci-fi horror Alien: Covenant, which features Michael Fassbender’s android Walter alongside Carmen Ejogo’s as-yet-unrevealed character. Check it out here…

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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 May 19th, 2017 and is penned by Michael Green, »

- Gary Collinson

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Alien: Covenant 2 Book Sequel Is Coming in September

12 January 2017 2:11 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Here's a strange bit of news. Alien: Covenant 2 is already planned and will be coming this September. Just five months after Ridley Scott's prequel Alien: Covenant hits the big screen in May. Alas, this follow-up is a book and won't be playing at the local cinema anytime soon.

This may be perplexing for some, as Alien: Covenant, which is the sequel to Prometheus and a prequel to the original 1979 classic Alien, is said to be the first in a new trilogy of movies coming over the span of the next couple of years. But so massive is this story, there needs to be a sequel book to fill in some of the gaps.

Alien: Covenant is just a mere 4 and a half months away, and will help kick off the summer movie going season when it debuts the weekend of May 19. The movie promises to be more of a scary horror thriller than Prometheus, »

- MovieWeb

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Flickering Myth’s most anticipated movies of 2017

12 January 2017 7:30 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Flickering Myth get excited for the year ahead of us…

After a fairly below-average year at the cinema last year, we here at Flickering Myth are feeling rather hopeful for 2017. There are some fantastic films lined up; including a load of comic book movies, the return of Christopher Nolan and King Kong, a new Alien film and a War for the Planet of the Apes. There’s even a new Blade Runner film! Wait… King Kong, Alien, Planet of the Apes, Blade Runner… are we sure this isn’t 1987?..

Twenty-one of our writers voted for a whopping forty-seven movies, with a very tight final top ten. Last year Captain America: Civil War topped our most anticipated movies beating out Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Deadpool and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. It’s probably fair to say that at least three of those movies delivered, but we’ll let you decide which ones. »

- Luke Owen

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Berlin: Variety Unveils 10 Europeans to Watch

11 January 2017 1:45 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Variety has unveiled its third edition of 10 Europeans to Watch, highlighting 10 talents from across the Continent who are all poised for breakthroughs in 2017. The group will be feted at a reception hosted by Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg at the upcoming Berlin Intl. Film Festival.

The 2017 Europeans to Watch:

Edward Berger

Filmmaker, Germany

Berger’s 2014 film “Jack,” which he wrote and directed, played in competition at Berlin — starring Ivo Pietzcker, one of Variety’s 2016 Europeans to Watch. He directed five episodes of the international hit thriller “Deutschland 83” — winning an Intl. Emmy — and is shooting series “The Terror” for AMC and Scott Free. Starring Jared Harris and Tobias Menzies, it is set to bow this year. Next up: “The Englishman,” a thriller starring Paul Dano and produced by Working Title.

Liv Lisa Fries

Actress, Germany

Fries has been garnering critical attention for such pics as “Zurich,” “The Dam,” and “Heil,” and while she is acclaimed in Germany, »

- Carole Horst

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Berlin: Variety Unveils 10 Europeans to Watch

11 January 2017 1:45 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Variety has unveiled its third edition of 10 Europeans to Watch, highlighting 10 talents from across the Continent who are all poised for breakthroughs in 2017. The group will be feted at a reception hosted by Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg at the upcoming Berlin Intl. Film Festival.

The 2017 Europeans to Watch:

Edward Berger

Filmmaker, Germany

Berger’s 2014 film “Jack,” which he wrote and directed, played in competition at Berlin — starring Ivo Pietzcker, one of Variety’s 2016 Europeans to Watch. He directed five episodes of the international hit thriller “Deutschland 83” — winning an Intl. Emmy — and is shooting series “The Terror” for AMC and Scott Free. Starring Jared Harris and Tobias Menzies, it is set to bow this year. Next up: “The Englishman,” a thriller starring Paul Dano and produced by Working Title.

Liv Lisa Fries

Actress, Germany

Fries has been garnering critical attention for such pics as “Zurich,” “The Dam,” and “Heil,” and while she is acclaimed in Germany, her »

- Carole Horst

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What Exactly Is Taboo About? The Scoop on Tom Hardy's New Show

10 January 2017 3:40 PM, PST | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

While Tom Hardy is a verified movie star, the actor is no stranger to TV. Every so often, he pops up on Peaky Blinders, and he has a crazy-looking new series of his own: Taboo. He created it alongside his father, Chips Hardy, and writer Steven Knight, who wrote Eastern Promises and, not coincidentally, Peaky Blinders. The drama, premiering Tuesday, is also executive-produced by Ridley Scott, and it looks insane. Here's the beginner's guide to everything you need to know about the show! The Plot James Keziah Delaney (Hardy) returns home to London after years traveling the world. He's been gone so long that people, including his own family, thought he must have died on his trip. He's come back to claim his stake on his father's shipping empire, but the family's dirty business tactics affect his life in terrible ways. Oh yeah, and there's black magic involved. The Cast In addition to Tom Hardy, »

- Maggie Pehanick

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Delving Into FX’s Mysterious New Tom Hardy Series ‘Taboo’

10 January 2017 9:32 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The show must go on!

Tom Hardy was late to his own premiere Los Angeles on Monday due to a plane delay. But he made it in time to join the packed house at the DGA Theatre to screen the first episode of his new FX series “Taboo” along with his castmates Oona Chaplin, David Hayman, Michael Kelly, and Tom Hollander. Director Kristofer Nyholm and executive producer/writer Steven Knight were also in attendance, along with network stars Alison Wright, Brit Lower, and Cuba Gooding Jr.

Hardy and his father Edward “Chips” Hardy came up with the idea for “Taboo,” in which Tom plays James Keziah Delaney, the estranged son of a man who went mad and died. When Delaney to Britain returns after being presumed dead for many years, his sudden reappearance and inheritance of a particular parcel of land further complicates the situation.

Steven Knight recalled his first meeting with Hardy. “It »

- Diane Gordon

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Metropolis at 90: the legacy of a pop modernist dystopia

10 January 2017 5:17 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Jim Knipfel Jan 17, 2017

We take a look back at the enduring legacy of the world’s first cinematic sci-fi epic, Fritz Lang's Metropolis.

In an interview with Peter Bogdanovich shortly before his death in 1976, Fritz Lang said of Metropolis, “You cannot make a social-conscious picture in which you say that the intermediary between the hand and the brain is the heart. I mean, that's a fairy tale – definitely. But I was very interested in machines. Anyway, I didn't like the picture – thought it was silly and stupid – then, when I saw the astronauts: what else are they but part of a machine? It's very hard to talk about pictures - should I say now that I like Metropolis because something I have seen in my imagination comes true, when I detested it after it was finished?”

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‘Billions’ Season 2: New Trailer, Plus Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis Tease One-on-One Showdowns

9 January 2017 4:25 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

“My character, and in some ways the show, is less Mussolini and more Machiavelli,” Paul Giamatti said when asked about “Billions” Season 2 during Showtime’s TCA panel presentation for the high-rated drama. And by that, he means the characters will be “less brutal and more strategic” in the upcoming episodes.

“You see vulnerabilities in them,” co-star Damian Lewis added. “These vulnerabilities and frailties become burdensome in trying to win this game.”

The game Lewis refers to is the winner-takes-all throw-down between Chuck Rhodes, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Bobby “Axe” Axelrod, an aggressive hedge fund manager who Rhodes suspects is corrupt. Much of Season 1 focused on the two waging war against each other, as Axe attempted to grow his empire and Rhodes aimed to expose Axe in order to destroy him.

But in Season 2, things are intensifying at work and at home for both men… »

- Ben Travers

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Alien: Covenant Star Katherine Waterston Compares Her Character To Sigourney Weaver's Ripley

9 January 2017 1:21 PM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

The Alien films are at their best when they feature a strong female protagonist overcoming the grotesque, chest-bursting galactic parasites and that's apparently where director Ridley Scott is returning with the introduction of Katherine Waterston's Daniels in his Prometheus-sequel/Alien-prequel. Waterston states, “You don’t really know what you’re made of until you’re tested," in describing her character's arc in the film.  Personally, I can't think of a more difficult pop quiz than trying to figure out how to survive rapidly-reproducing aliens that use your body as an incubator.  The Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them actress further comments on the similarities between Daniels and Ripley, adding, "They are both able to somehow think clearly in really shocking, unimaginable scenarios. It’s fun to play someone who can thrive in that chaos.” In real life, Waterston admits to being something of a scaredy-cat, having »

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