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Ang Lee Pushes Technological Barriers in ‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk’

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

There’s a movie hitting theaters this fall that pushes the technical limits of the filmmaking process to new extremes. But the filmmaker isn’t using his tech in the service of an effects-laden blockbuster about aliens or superheroes or hobbits. He’s harnessing it for the intimate story of a young Iraq war vet and the memories that haunt him.

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk,” directed by Ang Lee and based on the 2012 novel by Ben Fountain, will premiere Oct. 14 at the New York Film Festival in its envelope-pushing native format, screening in 3D at 4K resolution and 120 frames per second for each eye. The Sony movie significantly raises the bar compared to the industry’s previous high-water mark — the 3D, 48 fps trilogy “The Hobbit”

— in a film intended for serious, adult theatergoers rather than popcorn-munching action-hounds.

“We are experimenting with a new visual language for emotional storytelling, »

- Gordon Cox

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25 Films to See at the 2016 New York Film Festival

28 September 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

While Venice, Cannes, Berlin, Sundance, and Toronto premiere some of the year’s best films, no annual cinematic event boasts finer curation than the New York Film Festival, which kicks off this weekend. Those attending will witness, over two weeks, some of the best features that this year — and next — have to offer.

When it comes to a preview of what to see, a simple copy-and-pasting of the line-up would suffice, but we’ve done our best to narrow it down to 25 selections that are the most worth your time. This doesn’t even include shorts from Bertrand Bonello, Jia Zhangke, and more, as well as comprehensive Retrospective and Revivals sections that include restored films from Robert Bresson, Jean-Pierre Melville, Edward Yang, Marlon Brando, and more — but it should serve as a basic primer for what to seek out.

Check out our favorites below, and look for our complete coverage over the next few weeks. »

- The Film Stage

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Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson Are Returning for ‘Shanghai Dawn’

6 September 2016 2:30 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Jackie Chan quickly rose to fame in the United States in the late 1990s thanks to his co-starring turn alongside Chris Tucker in the action comedy Rush Hour, which turned into a franchise. But let’s not forget about the other buddy comedy that Hollywood brought Jackie Chan into alongside Owen Wilson. Shanghai Noon followed Jackie […]

The post Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson Are Returning for ‘Shanghai Dawn’ appeared first on /Film. »

- Ethan Anderton

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Ang Lee's latest to première at New York Film Festival by Anne-Katrin Titze - 2016-08-22 21:50:38

22 August 2016 1:50 PM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Ang Lee with Life Of Pi producer Elizabeth Gabler, star Suraj Sharma and novelist Yann Martel Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Ang Lee's Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, screenplay by Jean-Christophe Castelli, based on Ben Fountain’s novel, starring Joe Alwyn with Kristen Stewart, Chris Tucker, Garrett Hedlund, Vin Diesel and Steve Martin, will have a Special World Première Presentation at the 54th New York Film Festival. In 2012, Ang Lee presented the World Première of Life Of Pi in 3D on the opening night of the 50th New York Film Festival.

Ang Lee's Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk

New York Film Festival Director and Selection Committee Chair Kent Jones: "Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk astonished me, and it moved me deeply—in the grandest way, as a story of America in the years after the invasion of Iraq, and on the most intimate person-to-person wavelength. Ang Lee has »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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'Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk' to premiere at Nyff

22 August 2016 10:45 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Ang Lee’s drama will receive its world premiere as a special presentation on October 14 in what will be the first public screening of a narrative film shot in 4K, native 3D and 120 frames per second.

TriStar Pictures and Studio 8 film produced Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk in association with LStar Capital, Film4, Bona Film Group and Fosun Media. TriStar will release the film in a range of 2D and 3D formats in North America on November 11.

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk astonished me, and it moved me deeply – in the grandest way, as a story of America in the years after the invasion of Iraq, and on the most intimate person-to-person wavelength,” said New York Film Festival director and selection committee chair Kent Jones.

“Ang Lee has always gone deep into the nuances of the emotions between his characters, and that’s exactly what drove him to push cinema technology to new levels. It’s all »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Nyff 2016 Adds Ang Lee’s ‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk,’ His Ambitious 4K Fast Frame Narrative Feature

22 August 2016 10:04 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

The Film Society of Lincoln Center has added, as expected, Ang Lee’s latest technological advance, “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk.”  The special world premiere presentation of the film will screen on Friday, October 14, at AMC Lincoln Square. The Nyff presents the first public screening of a full-length narrative film shot in 4K, native 3D at the ultra high rate of 120 frames-per-second.

At CinemaCon, Sony studio chairman Tom Rothman, much as he did when he introduced Ang Lee’s “Life of Pi” — in his old guise at Fox — in 2012 as a potential Oscar contender and game-changer, launched the Sony show with Lee’s follow-up, a true-life drama about an Iraq War vet who is turned into a hero. Kristen Stewart co-stars as his sister. Nyff opener “Life of Pi” went on to win Lee the Best Director Oscar; Sony will push for Lee’s new film as an Oscar contender. »

- Anne Thompson

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Nyff 2016 Adds Ang Lee’s ‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk,’ His Ambitious 4K Fast Frame Narrative Feature

22 August 2016 10:04 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Film Society of Lincoln Center has added, as expected, Ang Lee’s latest technological advance, “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk.”  The special world premiere presentation of the film will screen on Friday, October 14, at AMC Lincoln Square. The Nyff presents the first public screening of a full-length narrative film shot in 4K, native 3D at the ultra high rate of 120 frames-per-second.

At CinemaCon, Sony studio chairman Tom Rothman, much as he did when he introduced Ang Lee’s “Life of Pi” — in his old guise at Fox — in 2012 as a potential Oscar contender and game-changer, launched the Sony show with Lee’s follow-up, a true-life drama about an Iraq War vet who is turned into a hero. Kristen Stewart co-stars as his sister. Nyff opener “Life of Pi” went on to win Lee the Best Director Oscar; Sony will push for Lee’s new film as an Oscar contender. »

- Anne Thompson

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Nyff Sets World Premiere of Ang Lee’s ‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk’

22 August 2016 9:19 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

The already-incredible line-up for the 2016 New York Film Festival just got even more promising. Ang Lee‘s Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk will hold its world premiere at the festival on October 14th, the NY Times confirmed today. The adaptation of Ben Fountain‘s Iraq War novel, with a script by Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire), follows a teenage soldier who survives a battle in Iraq and then is brought home for a victory lap before returning.

Lee has shot the film at 120 frames per second in 4K and native 3D, giving it unprecedented clarity for a feature film, which also means the screening will be held in a relatively small 300-seat theater at AMC Lincoln Square, one of the few with the technology to present it that way. While it’s expected that this Lincoln Square theater will play the film when it arrives in theaters, it may be »

- Jordan Raup

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Film Review: ‘Skiptrace’

28 July 2016 5:04 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

A peak in Jackie Chan’s U.S. movie stardom was “Shanghai Noon,” an amiable buddy action comedy that hung on the odd-couple chemistry between his straight-arrow Chinese emigre hero and Owen Wilson’s laconic, genially slippery Wild West outlaw. It was a pairing successful enough to prompt a sequel (“Shanghai Knights” in 2003), and now a sort of loose revamp in “Skiptrace.” But 16 years after “Noon,” the 62-year-old star’s boyish freneticism has finally succumbed to an understandable air of fatigue; it falls to new co-star Johnny Knoxville to take the majority of pratfalls, and supply the principal comic energy.

But then there’s energy to spare, if not much gray matter, in this amiable buddy action comedy wherein Chan’s straight-arrow Hong Kong cop is captor, then comrade to Knoxville’s genially slippery Yank con man. As directed by Renny Harlin, this Hk-u.S.-China co-production is a perpetual-motion-machine »

- Dennis Harvey

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Even Jackie Chan’s Energy Can’t Save Renny Harlin’s ‘Skiptrace’ With Johnny Knoxville [Review]

27 July 2016 11:54 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Montreal — Jackie Chan has had Chris Tucker and Owen Wilson assist him in past buddy-cop comedies. Movies like “Rush Hour” and “Shanghai Noon” were fun to watch, but they always had to rely on the chemistry that Chan would have with his co-star. The screenplays always played to the genre’s conventions, but never had […]

The post Even Jackie Chan’s Energy Can’t Save Renny Harlin’s ‘Skiptrace’ With Johnny Knoxville [Review] appeared first on The Playlist. »

- Jordan Ruimy

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12 expensive and eccentric modern Hollywood movies

25 July 2016 8:02 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Ryan Lambie Jul 26, 2016

They cost millions and they’re very, very odd. We take a look at 12 expensive and eccentric Hollywood films from the past 40 years...

The risk-averse nature of filmmaking means that the world’s more maverick and outrageous writers and directors have to make do with relatively low budgets. Nicolas Winding Refn drenched the screen in all kinds of sordid, violent and startling imagery in such films as Only God Forgives and this year’s The Neon Demon, but the combined budget of those probably didn’t even match the catering budget for something like Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice.

Every so often, though, a truly bonkers film slips through the Hollywood studio system - often by accident. From horror sequels to original sci-fi adventures, here are 12 incredibly expensive and gloriously eccentric Hollywood movies from the past 40 years.

The Exorcist II (1977)

Budget: $14 million

Like most films made for purely financial reasons, »

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Skiptrace: trailer for Jackie Chan & Johnny Knoxville comedy

19 July 2016 2:02 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Ryan Lambie Jul 19, 2016

Martial arts legend Jackie Chan teams with Johnny Knoxville in the buddy action-comedy, Skiptrace. Here's a trailer...

Jackie Chan's been in a couple of buddy comedy pairings over his long career already, including Rush Hour (with Chris Tucker) and Shanghai Noon (with Owen Wilson). Skiptrace sees the martial arts legend team up with Johnny Knoxville, the former Jackass guy who plays an American fugitive fleeing some particularly nasty Chinese gangsters here. Chan, meanwhile, plays a detective who winds up in Knoxville's orbit when the latter witnesses some sort of hideous crime.

The action-comedy's directed by Renny Harlin, best known for such action flicks as Die Hard 2: Die Harder and Cliffhanger, so there should be plenty of solid set-pieces in Skiptrace, even if Chan (and Knoxville for that matter) no longer pulls off the kind of gonzo stunts he once did. Still, the fight scenes look »

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‘Skiptrace’ Trailer: Jackie Chan & Johnny Knoxville Join Forces in Renny Harlin’s Hong Kong Action Comedy

18 July 2016 12:00 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

In hindsight, the pairing feels inevitable: Jackie Chan and Johnny Knoxville in a buddy-cop movie. The two enact the evergreen straitlaced detective/wacky partner dynamic in Renny Harlin’s upcoming “Skiptrace,” the first trailer for which premiered today. Watch it below.

Read More: Jackie Chan: Why He Thinks ‘Warcraft’ Box Office Success In China Has ‘Scared The Americans’

Chan plays a Hong Kong detective, while Knoxville is an American fugitive who joins up with him because of reasons. The former has played similar roles in the “Rush Hour” movies alongside Chris Tucker — and, lest we forget, Roman Polanski in a bizarre cameo at the end of the series’ third installment — as well as “Shanghai Noon” alongside Owen Wilson, of course. Bingbing Fan of “X-Men: Days of Future Past” and former WWE performer Eve Torres co-star in the action comedy.

Read More: Exclusive: Action-Packed Trailer For 6th Old School Kung Fu »

- Michael Nordine

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London Has Fallen: Bromance at the Movies

12 July 2016 2:18 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Let’s face it; it’s a fairly daunting task to save the world all by yourself. Not to mention, doesn’t having a partner by your side make fighting crime and evil so much more fun? We think so.

With the upcoming release of Olympus Has Fallen sequel, London Has Fallen on digital platforms from 11th July, 2016 and onto Blu-ray & DVD from 18th July, 2016, the ultimate buddy duo President Benjamin Asher (Aaron Eckhart) and his top security detail Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) are back to save the world from imminent danger once again. This time, however, the American duo is on foreign ground, in London. This is new territory for the pair but Asher and Banning remain astonishingly in sync.

Whether they will admit it or not, there does seem to be a special bond, dare we say bromance… that develops between the two men working toward a mutual mission. »

- The Hollywood News

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Bruno Wu, Arthur Sarkissian’s Peak Time Sets Sail With ‘Titanic Code’

5 July 2016 8:55 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Peak Time Entertainment, the venture between ‘Rush Hour” producer Arthur Sarkissian and China’s Bruno Wu, is to chart a new course with “Titanic Code.”

The previously announced project, which focuses on a conspiracy plot behind the ship’s sinking, comes 20 years after the global success of James Cameron’s “Titanic.” Production is expected to start in early 2017.

Scripted by David Marconi (“The Foreigner”), the film is expected to sail into cinemas by Christmas 2017 or early 2018. No director or cast have yet been attached.

The production will be structured as a China-u.S. co-venture involving Peak Time and Seven Stars Entertainment, a subsidiary of Wu’s Sun Seven Stars Media Group.

Peak Time reports enduring global interest in the sinking of the iconic passenger ship in 1912 while on its maiden commercial voyage. “As a heartfelt cinematic icon, the word ‘Titanic’ remains one of the most searched words on Google worldwide, »

- Patrick Frater

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CBS cancels Rush Hour after one season

17 May 2016 11:35 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

CBS has announced that it has cancelled Rush Hour, the TV adaptation of the hit action-comedy franchise, which will come to an end this month after just one season.

Developed by Blake McCormick and Bill Lawrence, Rush Hour starred Justin Hires and Jon Foo in the roles of Detectives Carter and Lee, played by Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan on the big screen.

Rush Hour premiered as a midseason show in March but has struggled in the ratings, pulling in a 1.2 and six million viewers. There are two episodes left to air, with the final set to be be broadcast next Thursday, May 26th.

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- Gary Collinson

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Rush Hour: Cancelled by CBS; No Season Two

16 May 2016 7:09 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

It's the end of the road for Rush Hour. According to The Hollywood Reporter, CBS has cancelled the series after one season.

Based on the popular film franchise with Jackie Chan and Chris TuckerRush Hour stars Justin Hires as an Lapd detective who teams up with a detective from Hong Kong (Jon Foo). Wendie Malick, Aimee Garcia, and Page Kennedy also star.

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- TVSeriesFinale.com

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CBS Quietly Cancels Rush Hour After One Season

16 May 2016 1:58 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Freshman drama Rush Hour won’t be returning to CBS for a sophomore run, after the network confirmed plans to quietly cancel the action spinoff after its inaugural season.

Initially pitched as a reimagining of the feature film series of the same name – which began life in 1997, starring Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan – CBS’ small-screen rendition of Rush Hour struggled to garner any sense of momentum since it first debuted earlier in 2016. It’ll continue airing until the end of the season, where Justin Hires and Jon Foo play the parts of Detective James Carter and Chief Inspector Lee, respectively.

Alas, middling reviews and low ratings effectively sealed the network’s decision, and it’s understood CBS had been shopping around the series in an attempt to find a home prior to today’s cancellation. It appears that Rush Hour‘s fate has been sealed though and, after just a brief spell on TV, »

- Michael Briers

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CBS Cancels ‘Rush Hour’ After One Season

16 May 2016 12:30 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

CBS has cancelled freshman drama “Rush Hour,” Variety has learned.

Based on the film franchise starring Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker, “Rush Hour” starred Jon Foo as a by-the-book detective from Hong Kong and Justin Hires as a maverick Lapd detective who were forced to partner together. Despite the 1998 film and its two sequels grossing nearly $900 million in the U.S. and Canada, the TV adaptation failed to catch on with audiences after bowing at midseason in the Thursday timeslot previously occupied by another odd couple procedural, “Elementary.”

Rush Hour” held fairly steady following its debut, but was low-rated out of the gate on Thursdays. The series has averaged a 1.1 rating in adults 18-49 and 5.6 million total viewers in Live+3 estimates from Nielsen. Seven episodes of the show have aired so far, and the series may finish airing its freshman run, but will not return for Season 2.

CBS has already »

- Laura Prudom

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‘Rush Hour’ Canceled After One Season on CBS

16 May 2016 12:30 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

CBS has canceled “Rush Hour” after one season, TheWrap has learned. The TV adaptation of the film series starring Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan will not return to the network’s schedule next season. Developed by Bill Lawrence and Blake McCormick, the series starred Justin Hires and Jon Foo, as well as Aimee Garcia, Page Kennedy and Wendie Malick. Also Read: CBS Renews 'Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders,' 'Odd Couple' The news comes a few hours after the network announced renewals for four series: “Code Black,” “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders,” “The Odd Couple” and “Undercover Boss.” The »

- Reid Nakamura

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