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Martha Thomases: Look Out, Here Comes Tomorrow

29 May 2015 5:00 AM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Tomorrowland didn’t do as well as expected this weekend in theaters.  Some people celebrated this fact, apparently believing that the movie was the brainchild of George Clooney and that it was a propaganda film about climate change.

They must have seen a different movie than I did.

I’ll admit that, like the Big Hollywood website, I went to the theater with my own set of assumptions and biases.  Tomorrowland is my favorite area in the Disney parks, the first place I wanted to go the first time I went (in 1979).  I love the work of director Brad Bird, and have since The Family Dog

And, yeah, I have the hots for George Clooney and I think climate change is an issue deserving action.  Only the first of those affects my ticket-buying decisions.

So, the Disney nerd in me loved the movie.  But, more important to this column, so did the comics fan. »

- Martha Thomases

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Cinematographer Roger Deakins Joins Blade Runner Sequel

27 May 2015 9:46 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

With Harrison Ford back as Rick Deckard, Denis Villeneuve in the director's chair, and Ryan Gosling eyeing a key role, the Blade Runner sequel was already in good hands, but now fans have another big reason to get excited, as it was recently announced that cinematographer Roger Deakins joined the film's crew:

Press Release (via The Playlist) -- "Los Angeles, CA, May, 20, 2015 – Twelve-time Academy Award-nominated cinematographer Roger Deakins will join director Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners, Incendies) on Alcon Entertainment’s sequel to Blade Runner, it was announced by Alcon co-founders and co-ceo’s Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson.

Deakins, who will be presented with the Pierre Angénieux Excellens in Cinematography Award at the Cannes Film Festival on May 22 reteams with Villeneuve on what will be their third feature collaboration, havingpreviously worked together on Alcon’s Prisoners, starring Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal as well as Villeneuve’s upcoming film Sicario, a drug-trafficking drama starring Emily Blunt, »

- Derek Anderson

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Trailer for Fox's Minority Report Fall TV Show

12 May 2015 8:07 AM, PDT | QuietEarth.us | See recent QuietEarth news »

Fox is bringing Minority Report to the small screen this fall and you can get your first taste in the trailer below. The show, based on the film by Stephen Spielberg and the short story by Philip K. Dick it is described as a drama of crime and conspiracy.

I've long been a fan of Minority Report and consider one of the better Pkd adapts. The world building is fascinating and the story is consistently full of twits and turns.

Synopsis:

Set in Washington, D.C., it is 10 years after the demise of Precrime, a law enforcement agency tasked with identifying and eliminating criminals…before their crimes were committed. To carry out this brand of justice, the agency used three precogs – “precognitives” Dash, Arthur and Agatha – w [Continued ...] »

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Watch Action-Packed First Trailer for Fox's 'Minority Report' Series - Meagan Good Stars

11 May 2015 2:42 PM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Fox has finalized its 2015/2016 lineup, ordering to series, a small screen version of the sci-fi movie based on the 1956 Philip K. Dick science fiction short story, "The Minority Report," which starred Tom Cruise, and was directed by Steven Spielberg. Fox's TV series version will be set 10 years after the events of the film, which concluded with law enforcement’s Precrime division being disbanded. In the show, a female detective who is haunted by her past, teams up with a Precog that's still plagued by visions (similar to the movie, although the genders of each character have been swapped). Meagan Good stars as the female detective - Lara Vega. Stark Sands »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Watch Action-Packed First Trailer for Fox's 'Minority Report' Series - Meagan Good Stars

11 May 2015 2:42 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Fox has finalized its 2015/2016 lineup, ordering to series, a small screen version of the sci-fi movie based on the 1956 Philip K. Dick science fiction short story, "The Minority Report," which starred Tom Cruise, and was directed by Steven Spielberg. Fox's TV series version will be set 10 years after the events of the film, which concluded with law enforcement’s Precrime division being disbanded. In the show, a female detective who is haunted by her past, teams up with a Precog that's still plagued by visions (similar to the movie, although the genders of each character have been swapped). Meagan Good stars as the female detective - Lara Vega. Stark Sands will play the Precog. They are joined in the series by Wilmer Valderrama, Daniel London, Laura Regan, Li Jun Li and Zhane Hall. Max Borenstein ("Godzilla") wrote the pilot. Kevin Falls is the showrunner and an executive producer along with Justin Falvey and Darryl. »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Henry Rollins Cast in Amazon Kids Show, James Iha to Score

11 May 2015 12:41 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Henry Rollins, who once encouraged disenfranchised youth to "Spray Paint (The Walls)" and throw TV parties, may seem like an unlikely choice to be cast in a children's show, but that's not stopping producers from recruiting the Black Flag singer to guest star in a potential new Amazon series called A History of Radness. Rollins isn't the only big-name rocker that Radness has added: Former Smashing Pumpkins guitarist James Iha will score the series, while Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino and Imagine Dragons' Dan Reynolds are set to provide narration. »

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Indie Spotlight: Blood & Gourd, The Vatican Exorcisms, Sledge

10 May 2015 9:20 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

We're back with with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting the recent independent horror new sent our way. Today's feature includes artwork from Blood & Gourd, release details for The Vatican Exorcisms, and news of a Sledge Blu-ray release:

Blood & Gourd Details and Artwork: "It's Devil's Night in Olympia, Wa - and out at Henderson Farms, the festivities are reaching a crescendo. Young and old have gathered to pick their own pumpkin, drink hot apple cider, and partake in the usual pumpkin farm fare. However, something has awakened from deep within the fertile soil. After years of abuse and humiliation, the pumpkins… are ready to pick us. You can beg! You can plead! You can scream! But these Hell's lanterns are lit only with the burning desire to watch you die."

For more information on this comic, and its creators, visit: http://www.bloodandgourd.com

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The Vatican Exorcisms DVD »

- Tamika Jones

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Fox Orders 'Minority Report' Pilot to Series - Meagan Good Stars

8 May 2015 7:18 PM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

And the beat goes on...  Fox has finalized its 2015/2016 lineup, ordering to series a small screen version of the sci-fi movie based on the 1956 Philip K. Dick science fiction short story, "The Minority Report," which starred Tom Cruise, and was directed by Steven Spielberg. Fox's TV series version will be set 10 years after the events of the film, which concluded with law enforcement’s Precrime division being disbanded. In the show, a female detective who is haunted by her past, teams up with a Precog that's still plagued by visions (similar to the movie, although the genders of each character have been swapped). Announced earlier this year, Meagan Good »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Fox Orders 'Minority Report' Pilot to Series - Meagan Good Stars

8 May 2015 7:18 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

And the beat goes on...  Fox has finalized its 2015/2016 lineup, ordering to series a small screen version of the sci-fi movie based on the 1956 Philip K. Dick science fiction short story, "The Minority Report," which starred Tom Cruise, and was directed by Steven Spielberg. Fox's TV series version will be set 10 years after the events of the film, which concluded with law enforcement’s Precrime division being disbanded. In the show, a female detective who is haunted by her past, teams up with a Precog that's still plagued by visions (similar to the movie, although the genders of each character have been swapped). Announced earlier this year, Meagan Good stars as the female detective - Lara Vega. Stark Sands will play the Precog. They are joined in the series by Wilmer Valderrama, Daniel London, Laura Regan, Li Jun Li and Zhane Hall. Max Borenstein ("Godzilla") wrote the pilot. Kevin Falls »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Round-Up: Shout! Factory Acquires The Editor for Us Distribution, RoboCop Marathon on El Rey Network, The Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival Open for Submissions

1 May 2015 4:39 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Shout! Factory has acquired the giallo thriller, The Editor, for U.S. distribution, the El Rey Network is hosting a RoboCop marathon this weekend, and submissions are now open for The Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival.

The Editor: Press Release -- "Los Angeles, Calif. (May 1, 2015) – Shout! Factory, a leading multi-platform entertainment company, and Kennedy/Brooks, Inc. have entered a picture deal to distribute The Editor in the U.S. Directed and produced by Adam Brooks and Matthew Kennedy, this stylish, giallo-inspired horror comedy premiered with critical praise at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival and is scheduled to play at the San Francisco International Film Festival on May 1. The announcement was made today by Shout! Factory’s founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos, and filmmakers Adam Brooks and Matthew Kennedy.

In this picture deal, Shout! Factory secured exclusive U.S. distribution rights to The Editor, including broadcast, »

- Derek Anderson

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Is Starship Troopers Heading to The Small Screen?

29 April 2015 10:44 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Paul Verhoeven's brand of Hollywood subversion took awhile to become clear even to the most devout cinephiles. This at least partially explains why Starship Troopers, the Danish filmmaker's sublime critique of American militarism and the action genre, never quite got the credit it deserved when the merciless, inventive science-fiction bonanza hit theaters in 1998. Around the time of Verhoeven's equally radical Black Book, which looked at the world of spies in World War II, the director got a thorough, positive reexamination in numerous outlets; Nathan Lee's Film Comment article comparing Verhoeven and David Cronenberg remains the most insightful article written on the helmer's unique brand of parody-satire. So, it's no surprise that the idea of remaking the film has been rumored for several years now, with nothing much coming out of the gossip. But according to HitFix, producer Neal H. Moritz had some news to share about the project »

- Chris Cabin

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Ryan Gosling Sets Sights on Blade Runner Sequel

16 April 2015 1:51 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

When it was confirmed in February that Harrison Ford will reprise his role as Rick Deckard in Alcon Entertainment's Blade Runner sequel, you may have immediately started wondering who would join him in the new neo-noir, as Deckard's sure to run into memorable characters of both the human and replicant varieties. Though we don't know who he'd play, it's been revealed that Ryan Gosling is in talks to star alongside Ford in Denis Villeneuve's Blade Runner sequel that's slated to start shooting next summer:

Press Release (via The Hollywood News) -- "Los Angeles, CA, April 16, 2015 – Ryan Gosling is in negotiations to star in Alcon Entertainment’s sequel to Blade Runner, being directed by Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners) and executive produced by Ridley Scott.

Harrison Ford will co-star as Rick Deckard, the role he portrayed in the original directed by Scott.

Principal photography is set to start in summer of »

- Derek Anderson

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Ryan Gosling Has Joined The Cast Of ‘Blade Runner 2′

16 April 2015 12:42 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

So here’s some surprising news. Ryan Gosling has reportedly joined Harrison Ford in Blade Runner 2. According to reports the casting is a done deal with Gosling having already signed on the dotted line for the part in the film, which is being directed by Denis Villeneuve (the rather brilliant Prisoners).

As to whom Gosling will play remains a mystery as this isn’t confirmed in the press release, which we’ve posted below.

Shooting kicks off next year with Ridley Scott, the director of the original, opting to produce this time around.

Los Angeles, CA, April 16, 2015 – Ryan Gosling is in negotiations to star in Alcon Entertainment’s sequel to Blade Runner, being directed by Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners) and executive produced by Ridley Scott.

Harrison Ford will co-star as Rick Deckard, the role he portrayed in the original directed by Scott.

Principal photography is set to start in summer of »

- Paul Heath

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Ryan Gosling in Talks for 'Blade Runner' Sequel, Damien Chazelle's 'La La Land'

16 April 2015 12:40 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Denis Villeneuve's "Blade Runner" sequel, whether you want it or not, is quickly lining up its cast and the Canadian actor is in negotiations to star opposite Harrison Ford, who returns as burned-out bounty hunter Rick Deckard. Gosling may also sing and dance with Emma Stone in hot young "Whiplash" director Damien Chazelle's return to movie musical land, "La La Land." The Oscar nominee cut his teeth as a movie musical director with his black-and-white 16mm debut "Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench" (2009), which he began making while at Harvard. (Deadline has the scoop on "La La Land" as we await more details.) Read More: Ryan Gosling on Why and How He Shot "Lost River" Meanwhile, production is expected to begin on "Blade Runner" in summer 2016. Hampton Fancher, who co-wrote the 1982 Philip K. Dick adaptation, and Michael Green have written a script based on an idea hatched by Fancher and Ridley Scott. »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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Ryan Gosling To Star In ‘Blade Runner’ Sequel

16 April 2015 12:10 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Ryan Gosling is in negotiations to star in Alcon Entertainment's sequel to Blade Runner, the film that will be directed by Prisoners helmer Denis Villeneuve. Ridley Scott, who directed the original classic based on the Philip K. Dick novel, is aboard as executive producer. Harrison Ford, who starred in the original film, reprises his role as replicant hunter Rick Deckard. Tapping into what is considered hallowed ground is risky — even Scott got mixed results when he… »

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Movie Review – Blade Runner: The Final Cut

2 April 2015 6:40 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Blade Runner: The Final Cut.

Directed By Ridley Scott.

Starring Harrison Ford, Sean Young, Rutger Hauer and M. Emmet Walsh.

Synopsis:

Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) is the titular Blade Runner, tasked to track down human-looking, A.I. “Replicants”

Blade Runner bombed in 1982. It has since become a cult, and now firmly established, classic of science-fiction film-making. Directed by Ridley Scott, only three years after Alien, Blade Runner created a world that had never been seen before. In fact, a dystopia that seems to eerily resonate in 2015, as video-billboards and voice-activated technology has only become more common. At the cinema, this is a sight to behold. The vast angular Tyrell Corporation and never-ending urban city-scape that opens the film is the world we see, while the bustling crowds and multi-cultural street food stalls dominate the smoky atmosphere on the ground. This is Los Angeles. 2019.

No description is needed for Blade Runner. »

- Simon Columb

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Zhane Hall Will Play Meagan Good's Son in Fox TV's 'Minority Report' Project

30 March 2015 4:15 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Zhane Hall has joined the cast of Fox’s small screen version of the sci-fi movie based on the 1956 Philip K. Dick science fiction short story, "The Minority Report," which starred Tom Cruise, and was directed by Steven Spielberg. Fox's TV series version will be set 10 years after the events of the film, which concluded with law enforcement’s Precrime division being disbanded. In the show, a female detective who is haunted by her past, teams up with a Precog that's still plagued by visions (similar to the movie, although the genders of each character has been swapped). Zhane Hall joins the previously-cast Meagan Good, who stars as the female detective - Lara Vega. Hall will play her son in the series. Daniel London, Li Jun Li, and Laura Regan are also members of the cast. Hall, a new face, has only 1 credit to his name - the 2015 TV One movie »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Zhane Hall Will Play Meagan Good's Son in Fox TV's 'Minority Report' Project

30 March 2015 4:15 PM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Zhane Hall has joined the cast of Fox’s small screen version of the sci-fi movie based on the 1956 Philip K. Dick science fiction short story, "The Minority Report," which starred Tom Cruise, and was directed by Steven Spielberg. Fox's TV series version will be set 10 years after the events of the film, which concluded with law enforcement’s Precrime division being disbanded. In the show, a female detective who is haunted by her past, teams up with a Precog that's still plagued by visions (similar to the movie, although the genders of each character has been swapped). Zhane Hall joins the previously-cast Meagan Good, who stars as the female detective - Lara »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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The Americans, Ep. 3.09: “Do Mail Robots Dream of Electric Sheep?” uses murders for reflection

26 March 2015 3:47 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The Americans, Season 3, Episode 9: “Do Mail Robots Dream of Electric Sheep?”

Written by Joshua Brand

Directed by Stephen Williams

Airs Wednesdays at 10pm (Et) on FX

While last week’s episode, “Divestment,” showcased the emotional violence caused by the characters of The Americans, this week’s Phillip K. Dick-referencing “Do Mail Robots Dream of Electric Sheep?” focuses on actual physical violence and its effects. It’s an idea that’s been explored thoroughly on the show (through the infamous suitcase scene, the tooth extraction, and many other aspects), but the most recent hour is particularly notable for the way in which it contrasts how various characters react to the murders (or forced suicides, which are more or less the same thing) for which they’re responsible. No major players in the series’ universe are lost, but the two killings are, in their own way, two of the more »

- Max Joseph

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Review: 'The Americans' - 'Do Mail Robots Dream of Electric Sheep?'

25 March 2015 8:03 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

A review of tonight's "The Americans" coming up just as soon as I take my aspirin with beer... "Do you think doing this to me will make the world a better place?" -Betty "I'm sorry, but it will." -Elizabeth "That's what evil people tell themselves when they do evil things." -Betty Each week this season, "The Americans" finds some wonderful, horrible new way to punch its audience in the gut and leave us asking for more. There was Annelise getting folded into the suitcase. There was Philip listening to Yaz with Kimmie, and Elizabeth telling Paige about Gregory at the same time Philip was inviting Kimmie to pray with him. And just last week, there was Reuben necklacing his Afrikaner oppressor. This is a show that routinely presents its characters committing acts that are horrifying on physical, emotional and/or political levels, and it shows them doing it because they believe dearly in a cause, »

- Alan Sepinwall

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