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The Best War Movies Ever Made — IndieWire Critics Survey

21 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of film and TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Monday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best film in theaters right now?”, can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: In honor of Christopher Nolan’s “Dunkirk,” what is the best war movie ever made?

Read More‘Dunkirk’ Review: Christopher Nolan’s Monumental War Epic Is The Best Film He’s Ever Made Richard Brody (@tnyfrontrow), The New Yorker

Howard Hawks’ “The Dawn Patrol,” from 1930, shows soldiers and officers cracking up from the cruelty of their missions — and shows the ones who manage not to, singing and clowning with an exuberance that suggests the rictus of a death mask. There’s courage and heroism, virtue and honor — at a price that makes the words themselves seem foul. John Ford’s “The Lost Patrol, »

- David Ehrlich

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Newswire: Todd McFarlane’s making a new Spawn movie

21 July 2017 2:57 PM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Someone needs to tell John Leguizamo to pull his old “demon clown” make-up out of storage, because Spawn is coming back to theaters. Earlier this afternoon, Spawn creator Todd McFarlane—accompanied by his pal Kevin Smith—posted a Facebook Live video announcing that he’s just signed Blumhouse Productions and its founder, Jason Blum, to help him make a new movie based off of his hell-bound anti-hero.

The film would mark the first time McFarlane—who’s best known as a comics creator/guy who puts his name on gruesome action figures—will sit in the director’s chair. (Mark A.Z. Dippé directed the 1997 Spawn film, starring Leguizamo, Martin Sheen, and Michael Jai White.) According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film is being pitched as a “low-budget horror movie,” which seems like a weird direction, given that one of the major appeals of Spawn is his crazy, effects-heavy »

- William Hughes

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Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Regina King, Abigail Spencer Seek SAG-aftra Board Seats

20 July 2017 7:26 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

SAG-aftra’s upcoming national board election has drawn a quartet of new high-profile candidates — Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Matthew Modine, Abigail Spencer and Regina King.

With ballots going out July 25, the names were revealed as the self-styled progressives of Membership First and the ruling Unite For Strength Factions have unveiled their candidate slates representing the Los Angeles branch, which has the largest representation and the most competitive races. The winners will be announced on Aug. 24.

Most of the attention is on the presidential race with current president Gabrielle Carteris heading the Unite For Strength ticket, facing a challenge from Membership First’s Esai Morales along with independents Peter Antico and Robert B. Martin, Jr. SAG-aftra’s 80-member national board is the key ruling body for the union.

Taylor Thomas is best known for voicing the young Simba in “The Lion King” and starring in “Home Improvement,” where he was a cast-mate of current national board member Patricia Richardson.

“Since »

- Dave McNary

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Newswire: The Dark Tower’s Nikolaj Arcel to direct Matt Damon’s Robert Kennedy movie

19 July 2017 5:21 PM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Director Nikolaj Arcel’s The Dark Tower is about a legendary hero on a nearly impossible quest to save all of reality from an evil wizard, but it looks like Arcel’s next film will be slightly less fantastical. According to The Hollywood Reporter, he’ll be directing Matt Damon in Rfk, a long-in-the-works biopic about Robert F. Kennedy. Damon is set to play the former presidential candidate, who was assassinated by Sirhan Sirhan in 1968, with Arcel writing the script.

No other actors are attached to Rfk yet, but hopefully the movie doesn’t spend too much time putting together a big-name cast at the expense of virtually everything else in the production, which is the pit that Emilio Estevez’s Bobby fell into way back in 2006. Or maybe Arcel should just get the same cast (including Martin Sheen, Shia Labeouf, Lindsay Lohan, Anthony Hopkins, and Demi Moore »

- Sam Barsanti

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A Look at Al Capone in the Movies

19 June 2017 7:42 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Al Capone is America’s best known gangster and the single greatest symbol of the collapse of law and order in the United States during the 1920s Prohibition era. Capone had a leading role in the illegal activities that lent Chicago its reputation as a lawless city and an interesting variety of Hollywood stars have had the leading role as Al Capone in the many films that have been made that featured him as a character.

The first film about Capone was produced when he was still making headlines. The main character may be named Antonio Camonte, but there’s little doubt as to who producer Howard Hughes had in mind when he and director Howard Hawks filmed Scarface during the Great Depression. Camonte shares more than the same initials with one Al Capone, who was about to begin his eleven-year sentence for tax evasion when the movie was released »

- Tom Stockman

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HBO Europe Nabs Martin Sheen's 'Anne of Green Gables' Movie

16 June 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

HBO Europe has picked up L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables TV movie, a reboot of the classic Canadian kids novel about the spunky, red-haired orphan Anne Shirley.

The West Wing star Martin Sheen stars in the TV movies from Breakthrough Entertainment now set to air in 14 markets in Central Europe, including Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic. Financial details weren't disclosed. The first installment of a trilogy, which also stars Ella Ballentine as Anne Shirley and Sara Botsford as Marilla Cuthbert, had earlier runs on PBS in the U.S. and ITV in the UK.

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- Etan Vlessing

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Emmy Predictions 2017: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

12 June 2017 3:30 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Last Year’s Winner: Sterling K. Brown, “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Still Eligible: No.

Hot Streak: While HBO and FX have the most nominations in this category over the past six years, they each have won twice and both have lost twice (to PBS in 2014 and History in 2012).

Fun Fact: Beau Bridges is the only actor to win this category twice. He won for “The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom” (1993) and “The Second Civil War” (1997).

The consistently crowded supporting actor category is again stacked with contenders this year. HBO and FX are at it again with enough offerings to fill the field by themselves (which FX almost did in 2016, with five of the six slots). First up, FX has “Fargo” and “Feud” as top competitors. David Thewlis and Michael Stuhlbarg are damn impressive in Season 3, while Alfred Molina and Stanley Tucci are »

- Ben Travers

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Esai Morales Running for SAG-aftra President (Exclusive)

12 June 2017 1:29 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Esai Morales is running for the presidency of SAG-aftra as the head of the Membership First slate.

Morales, a national board member best known for his role in “NYPD Blue,” is running on a ticket with Jane Austin, who is seeking re-election to the secretary-treasurer slot as part of the slate. Morales ran for the presidency unsuccessfully with Austin four years ago against Ken Howard.

“I’ve thought about this long and hard,” Morales told Variety. “I think I can bring people together and that I’m a fair-minded person.”

Ballots for the national, Los Angeles, and New York elections will go out July 25 with an Aug. 24 deadline for receipt of ballots. Those contests will determine the president, secretary-treasurer, and most board members; an exec VP and seven other VPs will be elected at the SAG-aftra convention in October.

The deadline for submitting nomination petitions is June 23. The union, formed five years ago through the merger of »

- Dave McNary

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Esai Morales Running for SAG-AFTRA President (Exclusive)

12 June 2017 1:29 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Esai Morales is running for the presidency of SAG-AFTRA as the head of the Membership First slate.

Morales, a national board member best known for his role in “NYPD Blue,” is running on a ticket with Jane Austin, who is seeking re-election to the secretary-treasurer slot as part of the slate. Morales ran for the presidency unsuccessfully with Austin four years ago against Ken Howard.

“I’ve thought about this long and hard,” Morales told Variety. “I think I can bring people together and that I’m a fair-minded person.”

Ballots for the national, Los Angeles, and New York elections will go out July 25 with an Aug. 24 deadline for receipt of ballots. Those contests will determine the president, secretary-treasurer, and most board members; an exec VP and seven other VPs will be elected at the SAG-aftra convention in October.

The deadline for submitting nomination petitions is June 23. The union, formed »

- Dave McNary

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Emmy Contenders 2017: Supporting Actor in a Comedy

6 June 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Last year’s race was so competitive, it yielded seven nominees instead of the usual six. Louie Anderson ultimately took home the award for playing Zach Galifianakis’ mother, and should easily land another nom this year. Of last year’s other nominees, that leaves “Veep” co-stars Tony Hale and Matt Walsh, Andre Braugher of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” Ty Burrell of “Modern Family” and Tituss Burgess of “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” as potential return nominees. But after appearing in several episodes of “Saturday Night Live,” Alec Baldwin is a likely candidate for proving we could still laugh at Donald Trump. And with “Girls” closing out its run, Adam Driver could return to the race. Laurence Fishburne has yet to be nominated for his work on “Black-ish,” but both he and the show are coming off a strong season. As for new blood, Brian Tyree Henry broke through on “Atlanta,” though he faces competition from his co-star Lakeith Stanfield. One »

- Variety Staff

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15 Actors Who Played JFK, From Patrick Dempsey to Rob Lowe (Photos)

28 May 2017 1:01 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Cliff Robertson, “Pt 109” (1963) Oscar winner Cliff Robertson (“Charly” and “Spider-Man” 1 and 2) portrayed JFK during his military years as a U.S. Navy officer in command of Motor Torpedo Boat Pt-109 touring the waters of the Pacific amidst World War II. William Devane, “The Missiles of October” (1974) Devane (“Knots Landing,” “24”) portrayed JFK in this made-for-tv offering, which depicted the drama in the 1962 White House while the President’s administration decided the best course of action during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Martin Sheen, “Kennedy” (1983) Jed Bartlet on “The West Wing” wasn’t the only Democratic president Sheen has portrayed on screen. »

- Greg Gilman

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Win Gettysburg on Blu-ray

26 May 2017 2:24 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

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To mark the release of Gettysburg: Director’s Cut on 12th June, we’ve been given 2 copies to give away on Blu-ray.

Marking the 150th-anniversary commemoration of the Civil War, Ronald F. Maxwell’s acclaimed fi lm now arrives in a Director’s Cut featuring 17 minutes of compelling additional footage. Filmed at actual battle locations and full of authentic details, this rousing and soulful movie plunges you into the heat of the bloodiest battle fought on American soil. History comes alive with intense and spirited battles as well as the dilemmas, motivations and fears of the leaders.

Tom Berenger, Jeff Daniels, Martin Sheen, Stephen Lang, Sam Elliott, Richard Jordan and more star in this magnificent epic based on Michael Shaara’s Pulitzer Prize winning The Killer Angels.

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Recreation Media scores sales on family animations in Cannes

22 May 2017 11:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: First look at Two Tales, which sells to Italy among other territories.

Los Angeles-based Recreation Media has struck a number of deals here on its family animations Two Tails and Princess In Wonderland led by a deal with Eagle Pictures in Italy.

Both films are currently in production and are being produced by Moscow-based animation studio Licensing Brands.

Recreation handles worldwide rights excluding Cis and Baltics and has licensed rights in Cj and CiMax (South Korea), Bir (Turkey), Empire (Middle East), Ideal (Iran), Green Media (Vietnam), Akson (Poland), Dexin (former Yugoslavia), One Vision (Indonesia), and Pro Films (Bulgaria).

Negotiations are underway for China and additional territories that are expected to close in the coming days.

Victor Azeev directed Two Tails (pictured, which  centres on best friends, a beaver and a cat, who attempt to free their pals from alien abductors.

Marina Nefedova directed Princess In Wonderland about a young girl who discovers a magical book on »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Robert D. Marta, Camera Operator on ‘Hart to Hart,’ ‘The Jerk,’ Dies at 73

9 May 2017 7:26 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Robert D. Marta, a camera operator who worked on tv shows and films such as “Hart to Hart” and “The Jerk,” has died. He was 73.

Marta died at his home in Bozeman, Mont., on Apr. 13 after suffering from several years of health issues, his family reported.

Born on Oct. 5, 1943 in Pasadena, Calif., Marta went on to become a founding member and the first president of the Society of Operating Cameramen — now Society of Camera Operators — from 1981-85. He was also one of the early champions of the industrywide labor-management safety committee. In 1996, he received the SoC’s Presidents Award for Lifetime Achievement.

Marta started his career as an uncredited assistant cameraman on “Diamonds Are Forever.” He later worked on such 1970s films as Tom Laughlin’s indie sequels “The Trial of Billy Jack” and “Billy Jack Goes to Washington;” Norman Jewison’s “… And Justice for All,” starring Al Pacino; and »

- Sarah Ahern

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New 'Firestarter' Movie on Its Way

1 May 2017 12:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Over the past 40 years, Stephen King has proven to be an irresistible source of material for a wide variety of filmmakers. In the 1980s alone, more than a dozen movies were drawn from his short stories or novels, including Firestarter. Released in May 1984, Firestarter revolved around young Charlie McGee (Drew Barrymore in her first movie after E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial), who has the ability to start fires with her mind because of an experiment performed upon her parents Andy and Vicky (David Keith and Heather Locklear) years before by a mysterious government agency known as The Shop. Charlie and her father must go on the run because The Shop will now stop at nothing to capture and study them. The movie, which also featured Martin Sheen, George C. Scott, Art Carney, Louise...

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- Peter Martin

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Firestarter Remake Coming from Blumhouse and Akiva Goldsman

28 April 2017 11:21 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Stanley Film Festival kicked off at the Timberline Lodge in Mt. Hood, Oregon last night, with producer Jason Blum and director Akiva Goldsman debuting their new thriller Stephanie as the opening night screening. The producer and director also used the event to break some news, announcing that they are both collaborating on a new remake of Firestarter, the 1984 horror classic starring Drew Barrymore. Universal Pictures is also involved in the development, but it hasn't been said when production may begin.

Deadline reports that Scott Teems (Rectify) has come aboard to write the screenplay, with Akiva Goldsman set to direct and Jason Blum producing. Universal previously tried to put together a Firestarter reboot back in 2010, with the studio bringing on Mark L. Smith (The Revenant) to write the screenplay, but that incarnation never moved forward. Martha de Laurentiis, who made her producing debut as an associate producer on the original movie, »

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I’m Totally On Board with Stephen King’s Firestarter Being Directed by Akiva Goldsman

28 April 2017 11:00 AM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Anyone remember the 1984 classic film Firestarter?  If not, here’s a brief description. The plot concerns a young girl who develops pyrokinesis and the secret government agency known as The Shop which seeks to control her. The film was directed by Mark L. Lester, and stars David Keith, Drew Barrymore, Martin Sheen and George C. Scott.   The girl’s father (Keith) also has special mind controlling powers except they give him nose bleeds when he uses them. The movie itself was not a hit in theaters at all.  It cost $15 million to make and barely broke even.  However, the movie’s

I’m Totally On Board with Stephen King’s Firestarter Being Directed by Akiva Goldsman »

- Nat Berman

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Akiva Goldsman to direct Firestarter remake for Blumhouse

28 April 2017 10:59 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Scott Davis

Another Stephen King novel is getting the remake treatment with news that Blumhouse Productions and Universal Pictures are readying a new version of Firestarter (via The Daily Dead).

The original novel, published in 1981, was made into a feature film in 1984 by Mark Lester (Commando) and starred Drew Barrymore (Santa Clarita Diet, The Wedding Singer) in the lead role. Martin Sheen, George C. Scott, Art Carney, David Kieth and Heather Locklear co-starred and grossed over $17million domestically.

For the remake, Blumhouse have secured Akiva Goldsman (A New York Winters Tale) to direct the film after recently helming Stephanie for the production company and which debuted this week at the Overlook Film Festival. Goldsman is an Academy Award Winning writer for his work on A Beautiful Mind and has also scribed a wide range of films including the upcoming The Dark Tower, Angels & Demons, Batman and Robin, and A Time To Kill. »

- Scott Davis

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The Godfather Celebrates 45th Anniversary: 5 Fascinating Facts Behind the Making of the Greatest American Epic

28 April 2017 9:46 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The Godfather, widely acknowledged as one of the greatest movies of all time, is turning 45, and the Tribeca Film Festival is saying saluti on Saturday with a back-to-back special anniversary screening of the film and its sequel, The Godfather Part II — as well as a reunion event.

Celebrating the milestone, the film’s director Francis Ford Coppola and members of its cast, including Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, James Caan, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton and Talia Shire, will hold a conversation moderated by filmmaker Taylor Hackford after the screenings.

Released on March 15, 1972, The Godfather — with its multi-generational portrait of the »

- Mike Miller

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Stephen King’s Firestarter next in line for a remake

28 April 2017 1:17 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Don Kaye May 2, 2017

The new film version of Stephen King’s pyrokinetic thriller Firestarter will be directed by Akiva Goldsman.

Stephen King’s 1980 novel Firestarter is going to be adapted as a feature film for the second time, it was announced at the end of last week at the Overlook Film Festival in Mount Hood, Oregon. The news was revealed by producer Jason Blum (Get Out, Split, The Purge) and the man who will direct the picture, Akiva Goldsman.

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King’s novel focused on a little girl named Charlie who develops the ability to start fires and control the flames with her mind. A secret government agency known as the Shop - which injected Charlie’s parents with the drug that gave »

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