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Cinema’s Greatest Manhunt Movies

22 February 2017 4:53 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Manhunt movies have taken a shift over the years. Gone are the days of prohibition gangster heroism, liberating the common folk from the great depression with free flowing liquor. Times have changed and as Patriots Day shows us, heroes come in many forms and are often right under our noses.

Patriots Day exposes the stories of the everyday heroes involved in the manhunt for the Tsarnaev brothers following the devastating Boston Marathon attack in 2013. To celebrate the release of Peter Berg’s latest ‘based on true events’ film we’ve pulled together a list of the best manhunt movies currently at large.

Zero Dark Thirty

The exhausting hunt for Osama bin Laden was something the world was certainly aware of, but the cloak and dagger operation kept things under wraps until the evening of 1st May 2011 when in a seemingly sudden move, at least to the general population, bin Laden »

- The Hollywood News

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Yes, Oscars Are a Little Less White, but Hollywood Still Has a Lot of Work to Do

21 February 2017 10:30 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

It hit Jharrel Jerome like a punch in the gut. In 2016, for the second year running, performers of color had been shut out of the Oscars. The Latino college student was a novice actor with only a few professional credits, and for him, the message was personal.

“It was definitely rough, and it was definitely an uncomfortable feeling,” he recalls. “It was the industry that I wanted to go into and be a part of the rest of my life. It almost felt as though the work I would put in would not matter. It was shocking we didn’t get a foot in the door.”

This year’s crop of Academy Awards nominees tells a different story than the one that wounded Jerome and others — the films and performances being honored form a much more inclusive tapestry. The stories selected as among the best are ones that deal explicitly with race in America, »

- Brent Lang and Mannie Holmes

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Wonder Woman: What We Know

18 February 2017 9:58 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Comic book movies have been a thing for about as long as Hollywood has been a thing, but the modern age of Superhero movies didn't really get going until around 2000. That was when X-Men came out, which changed everything. Cut to 17 years later and we still have yet to have a good, female-led superhero movie in the modern era. Wonder Woman is hoping to change that this summer.

Warner Bros. may be a little late to the game in terms of making a cinematic universe around their DC Comics superheroes when compared to Marvel Studios, but they are beating Marvel to the punch on this one. Marvel Studios has strong female heroes like Black Widow and Scarlet Witch, but after nearly a decade of making comic book movies, they have yet to make a movie featuring a female as the lead. Warner Bros. is releasing Wonder Woman as their fourth »

- MovieWeb

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Deadly Dialogue: Women in Horror Month Edition Featuring Jovanka Vuckovic, Karyn Kusama, Roxanne Benjamin & Annie Clark

16 February 2017 12:32 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Hello, readers! Welcome back for the another installment of one our featured columns here at Daily Dead, Deadly Dialogue: A Conversation on Cinema, in which we catch up with notable folks—both in front of and behind the camera—from the horror and sci-fi genres, to discuss the films that inspired them to become the artists they are today.

For February’s installment, I thought the timing was perfect to catch up with the directorial quartet behind Xx, considering it is Women in Horror Month and the anthology is making its way to select theaters and VOD on February 17th. Here’s what Jovanka Vuckovic, Karyn Kusama, Roxanne Benjamin, and Annie Clark had to say when asked about films or filmmakers that inspired them to follow their own creative paths.

Jovanka Vuckovic: I’ve been a horror fan my entire life, and every time I would finish watching a movie, »

- Heather Wixson

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‘How to Get Away With Murder’ Actress Karla Souza on Success in Mexico, Character’s Changes

16 February 2017 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Over the past five years, Karla Souza has appeared in some of Mexico’s top-grossing films, including “We Are the Nobles” and “Instructions Not Included.” Since 2014, she’s been a regular on the ABC TV drama “How to Get Away With Murder.” She has dabbled in producing as well, with the 2016 comedy “¿Qué Culpa Tiene el Niño?” and “Everybody Loves Somebody,”  a film that opens Feb. 17. Souza spoke with Variety about wearing multiple creative hats, avoiding stereotyping, and how she’s coping with the loss of her baby daddy on “Murder.”

You’ve had successes in both your native Mexico and the U.S. How do you pick your projects? 

My entire career I’ve depended so much on my team and a group of people that have led me to great scripts, knowing [what will help] me grow as an actor. I’m very grateful for having had success in both countries, because »

- Sarah Ahern

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Watch a 1.5-Hour Talk With Mahershala Ali as He Joins Tom Hardy in ‘Triple Frontier’

15 February 2017 7:21 PM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Mahershalalhashbaz Gilmore, better known as Mahershala Ali, starred in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Place Beyond the Pines, and House of Cards, among other projects across the last decade or so, but he’s rightfully garnered newfound acclaim with his affecting supporting turn in Moonlight. Coming off his Oscar nomination and SAG win, he’s now find another major role.

After joining the James Cameron-produced Alita: Battle Angel, he’s now coming aboard Triple Frontier. The former Kathryn Bigelow project, now being directed by J.C. Chandor (All is Lost, A Most Violent Year), already has Tom Hardy and Channing Tatum as part of the ensemble. Scripted by Mark Boal, the thriller is set between Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil.

The original iteration —  dating back to the early part of this decade when Tom Hanks, Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio, Sean Penn, Christian Bale, and Will Smith were all interested »

- Jordan Raup

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Newswire: Mahershala Ali is venturing to Triple Frontier with Channing Tatum and Tom Hardy

15 February 2017 6:48 AM, PST | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

By the end of this month Mahershala Ali may very well have his first Oscar for Moonlight, and he’s already got a series of films in the pipeline. He appears in a biopic that premiered at Sundance, and has secured a bad guy part in Robert Rodriguez and James Camerson’s Alita: Battle Angel. But now reports indicate that he’ll be joining Channing Tatum and Tom Hardy in a long-awaited, high-profile prestige project: J.C. Chandor’s Triple Frontier, the drama that was once in the hands of Kathryn Bigelow. Ali is currently “in talks” for a role in the movie written by Mark Boal, that takes place in a South American region known for crime called “la triple frontera.” There is no word on who he or any of the other critically beloved men in this movie will play.

[via Variety]


- Esther Zuckerman

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'Zero Dark Thirty' Writer and Producer Teaming Up to Tackle 2016 Election

14 February 2017 4:59 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Mark Boal, who won an Oscar for writing The Hurt Locker, is teaming up with producer Megan Ellison to tell the tale of the 2016 presidential election.

The political drama will be in the longform format, a television event series that Boal and Ellison are aiming to be in the eight to 10-hour range.

The project is being developed through Boal’s Page 1 production banner, which is financed by Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures. Ellison was instrumental in the making of Zero Dark Thirty, the Boal-written, Kathryn Bigelow-directed Osama bin Laden thriller, acting as a producer on the 2012 movie, and is »

- Borys Kit

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Mark Boal & Megan Ellison To Tackle The 2016 Election In Political Drama

14 February 2017 4:05 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Filmmaker Mark Boal and producer Megan Ellison, already frequent collaborators, are planning to tackle the 2016 presidential election in what they are describing as a “political drama” of between eight and 10 hours. The two said they don’t have a broadcast partner as yet, but their plan is to develop the series through Boal’s Page 1 company, in which Ellison is a partner. Boal — best known as the writer and producer of films including Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty, Th… »

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‘Moonlight’ Star Mahershala Ali in Talks to Join Tom Hardy in ‘Triple Frontier’

14 February 2017 12:51 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Mahershala Ali, who recently won a SAG award for his role in “Moonlight,” is in talks to join Tom Hardy and Channing Tatum in Paramount’s “Triple Frontier.”

J.C. Chandor is directing from a script by Mark Boal.

Charles Roven and Alex Gartner of Atlas Entertainment are producing. Boal, Kathryn Bigelow, Stephen Jones, Neil Dodson, Anna Gerb will also serve as executive producers.

The film is set in the notorious border zone between Paraguay, Argentina, and Brazil where the Iguazu and Parana rivers converge — making “la triple frontera” difficult to monitor and a haven for organized crime.

The film was originally supposed to be writer Boal and director Bigelow’s follow-up to “The Hurt Locker,” with actors including Tom Hanks, Will Smith, and Leonardo DiCaprio at one point showing interest in joining the ensemble. “Triple Frontier” was put on hold when Bigelow and Boal decided to move on to “Zero Dark Thirty, »

- Justin Kroll

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Robert Downey Jr. to Star in Richard Linklater Movie Based on Podcast

13 February 2017 6:53 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Robert Downey Jr. will star in a movie directed by Richard Linklater based on the recent “Man of the People” episode from the “Reply All” podcast from Gimlet Media.

Annapurna Pictures will partner with Susan and Robert Downey Jr.’s Team Downey production company for the as-yet untitled film based on the true story of Dr. John Brinkley, a charlatan who scams his way to fame using fake medicine, populism, and radio. Dr. Morris Fishbein, editor of the journal of the Ama, begins a quest to take him down as Brinkley becomes more famous — mainly for transplanting goat testicles into humans. The episode aired Jan. 19.

Team Downey’s Susan Downey and Robert Downey Jr. will produce alongside Annapurna’s Megan Ellison. Linklater will co-produce through his Detour Filmproduction banner with Gimlet Media’s Pj Vogt, Tim Howard, and Chris Giliberti.

Annapurna is also developing Linklater’s adaptation of Maria Semple’s “Where’d You Go, »

- Pat Saperstein

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Oscars 2017: How Does This Year’s Crop of Female Producers Fit in With the Best Picture Category’s History?

11 February 2017 6:00 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

Oscar statue (Courtesy: Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

By: Carson Blackwelder

Managing Editor

There was always a chance for the best picture category at the 2017 Academy Awards to feature solid representation for female producers and, with the nominations official, the numbers are in. Turns out there are five of the nine films in this year’s top category with women behind it — but how does that stand up to the rest of Oscar history?

As mentioned above, there are five out of the total nine films in the best picture category this year that took some girl power to get made. There’s Hell or High Water (Carla Hacken and Julie Yorn), Hidden Figures (Donna Gigliotti and Jenno Topping), Lion (Angie Fielder), Manchester by the Sea (Kimberly Steward and Lauren Beck), and finally Moonlight (Adele Romanski and Dede Gardner). This leaves out Arrival, Fences, Hacksaw Ridge, and La La Land as »

- Carson Blackwelder

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Pakistan Is Still Banning Indian Cinema, and All Movie Lovers Should Be Concerned About It

9 February 2017 7:22 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

At the end of January, Pakistan lifted a ban placed in 2016 on the import of Indian films into the country. In a step welcomed by supporters of cinema, cultural exchange, and freedom of expression on both sides of the border, the Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif sanctioned the move on January 26, which is India’s Republic Day.

However, as with most things involving the neighboring countries, there have been some complications with the deal — and there is no long-term happy ending in sight. On Monday, February 6, the second Bollywood film scheduled to be released in Pakistan following this rollback — superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s crime drama “Raees” — has been banned in the country, due to its supposedly negative portrayal of Muslims.

The move reignites a level of censorship that had seemed to be a part of history only days earlier. As a major example of creative freedom hitting a wall, »

- Laya Maheshwari

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John Boyega Teases Dark New Image From ‘Pacific Rim’ Sequel

7 February 2017 9:13 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Actor John Boyega broke through to the mainstream with his starring role as the stormtrooper-turned-resistance-fighter in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” and now he’s got a whole host of films lined up, including “Pacific Rim: Uprising, a sequel to Guillermo del Toro’s 2013 film. The film has finally begun principal photography this past November and now Boyega has teased a new image from the film on his Twitter page. Check it out below.

Read More: Charlie Hunnam Not Returning to ‘Pacific Rim’ Sequel, Because of ‘Politics’ vs. ‘Art’

I am Pentecost

2018#PacificRimUprising pic.twitter.com/36BEwIVRVD

John Boyega (@JohnBoyega) February 7, 2017

The original “Pacific Rim” follows the last days of a war between Earth and the Kaiju, colossal monsters from an interdimensional portal. The film was a critical and commercial success upon release, eventually becoming del Toro’s most successful film to date. In the sequel, Boyega will star as Jake Pentecost, »

- Vikram Murthi

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The Lrm Interview with David Oyelowo on A United Kingdom

7 February 2017 7:00 AM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Actor David Oyelowo has been impressing people with his skilled performances on stage and screen for quite a number of years, but his portrayal of Martin Luther King, Jr. in Ava Duvernay’s Selma certainly turned a lot more heads and made him much better known.

That increased popularity for his acting has helped Oyelowo get films like A United Kingdom made. 

Directed by Amma Asante (Belle), Oyelowo plays Seretse Khama, the future king of the African nation of Botswana, who while attending college in England during the ‘40s, falls in love with Ruth Williams (Rosamund Pike), a working class British woman, only for them to learn that their interracial love wouldn’t be accepted by either of their countries.  On returning home to be inaugurated, the obstacles become clearer as Seretse’s regent uncle and various British politicos want to separate him from Ruth even after they’ve been married. »

- Edward Douglas

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5 Directors Who Could Replace Ben Affleck On The Batman

4 February 2017 4:34 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Tai Freligh looks at five directors who could replace Ben Affleck on The Batman

It’s no secret that Ben Affleck’s solo Batman film, The Batman, has had its ups and downs.  Starting with script rewrites and tinkering and then moving on to the intense pressure Affleck felt to make the best possible film he could while both directing and starring as the lead, The Batman has been the subject of intense scrutiny, intensified in part by the critical drubbing of Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.  Affleck had become more vocal about the status of the film in recent weeks, even going so far as to assure fans that he was still directing the movie less than a month ago.  That all changed on January 30th when it was announced that Ben Affleck would no longer be directing the film, but would stay on as actor and producer. »

- Tai Freligh

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Paul Thomas Anderson Begins Shooting New Movie with Daniel Day-Lewis

1 February 2017 5:30 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Production has begun in the U.K. on writer/director Paul Thomas Anderson's untitled new film. Three-time Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis is joined in the cast by Lesley Manville, who was a BAFTA Award nominee for Best Actress for Another Year, and Vicky Krieps, whose films include A Most Wanted Man and Focus Features' Hanna. Focus holds worldwide rights to the film, and will distribute the film in the U.S. later this year with Universal Pictures handling international distribution.

The film's producers are JoAnne Sellar, Megan Ellison, through her Annapurna Pictures, and Paul Thomas Anderson. The executive producers are Peter Heslop, Adam Somner, and Daniel Lupi. Chelsea Barnard and Jillian Longnecker are overseeing production for Annapurna. Continuing their creative collaboration following 2007's There Will Be Blood, which earned Mr. Day-Lewis the Best Actor Academy Award, Mr. Anderson will once again explore a distinctive milieu of the 20th century. »

- MovieWeb

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15 Films to See in February

1 February 2017 8:21 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

It’s finally the month of the Oscars, and while you catch up on the best films of last year, there’s also a wealth of promising new films to check out in theaters. From horror to action to documentaries to the top Sundance winner to a Polish cannibal horror mermaid musical, there’s something for everyone. We should also note that, for those looking to repertory options, Josef von Sternberg’s newly restored final film Anatahan will start rolling out this week.

Matinees to See: Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back (2/3), Youth in Oregon (2/3), The Space Between Us (2/3), David Brent: Life on the Road (2/10), The Great Wall (2/17), Land of Mine (2/17), Kiki (2/24)

15. Xx (St. Vincent, Karyn Kusama, Roxanne Benjamin, Sofìa Carrillo, and Jovanka Vuckovic; Feb. 17)

Synopsis: An all-female horror anthology.


Why You Should See It: After the anthologies V/H/S and The ABCs of Death ran their course, »

- Jordan Raup

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Oscars 2017: Women Make Up Only 20 Percent of Nominees in Non-Acting Categories

30 January 2017 7:40 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

It’s become an all-too-familiar refrain: despite an uptick in discussions regarding the need for diversity in Hollywood, the hard numbers are telling a very different story. The Women’s Media Center, cofounded by Jane Fonda, Robin Morgan, and Gloria Steinem, has today released a new report that finds that this year’s Oscar nominations in non-acting categories are made up of only 20% women, a 2% dip from the 2016 nominations.

As the study notes, for the seventh year in a row, female directors were shut out of the best director category (only one woman has ever won — Kathryn Bigelow for “The Hurt Locker” — and only four women total have ever been nominated). Ava DuVernay did make off with a nod, however, over in the documentary category with her “13th.” “Hidden Figures” screenwriter Allison Schroeder earned the sole female screenwriter nod. Over in the cinematography category, the long-standing tradition of never nominating a woman remained. »

- Kate Erbland

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Oscars 2017: Women Claim Just 20 Percent of Non-Acting Nominations, Study Finds

29 January 2017 10:37 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Women represented only 20 percent of Academy Award nominees in the non-acting categories this year, a new study has found. And for the seventh straight year, no woman was recognized in the Best Director category. According to a Women’s Media Center analysis, female Oscar nominees dropped 2 percentage points from last year’s nominations although hundreds of new members were invited to the Academy over the past year. The last time a woman was nominated for Best Director was Kathryn Bigelow in 2009 for “The Hurt Locker.” There were signs of progress. Director Ava DuVernay was nominated in the Documentary Feature category for. »

- Beatrice Verhoeven

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