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TV Promos: Vikings, Originals, True, Knick, Bones

16 hours ago | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The ten episode third season of History's "Vikings" has scored a Comic Con teaser trailer ahead of its return in early 2015. Ragnar appears to be taking on the might of King Charles of France in the new season, and series creator Michael Hirst has suggested Vikings may eventually hit America.

The first trailer has arrived for the second season of The CW's Vampire Diaries spinoff "The Originals". Daniel Sharman ("Teen Wolf") joins the series as Caleb who gets to have flirty interactions with Davina. Claire Holt also returns as Rebekah within the first three episodes which are set three months after the first season finale. The main theme of this season is said to be the "sins of the past coming to haunt us in the present".

Only a handful of episodes remain in HBO's sexy vampire drama "True Blood" and the cast members reunited for a last time at Comic-Con early Saturday evening. »

- Garth Franklin

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Watch: New Teaser For Steven Soderbergh's 'The Knick' Has Hard Numbers

17 hours ago | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

If you've been paying attention at all to Comic-Con coverage this weekend, or in fact to the recent history of mainstream film, you know that the name of the game for studios is building expansive, sequel-ready worlds for total audience immersion. These films usually involve as much expensive, fantastical spectacle as possible. But as the latest promo for "The Knick" proves, turn of the century New York City can be every bit as absorbing as any far-fetched fantasia.  With two weeks to go until Steven Soderbergh's medical drama arrives on Cinemax, this new spot below tells you everything you need to know about the setting: New York 1900. 3.4 million people. 1.3 million new immigrants. A city of innovation. And endless possibility. And it's this background against which Clive Owen's doctor will attempt to practice as science and medicine begin to collide. "The Knick" arrives on August 8th at 10 Pm. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Walking Dead Creator’s Exorcism Show Outcast Gets Pilot Order At Cinemax

25 July 2014 9:28 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

With Steven Soderbergh and Clive Owen’s period medical drama The Knick arriving next month, and series like Quarry, Blanco and Signal all on the way, Cinemax is taking big steps to establish itself as a premium cable network capable of creatively going toe-to-toe with competitors HBO and Showtime. Now, it’s investing in The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman by green-lighting a pilot for Outcast, based on Kirkman’s exorcism comic of the same name.

Kirkman, whose comic series The Walking Dead sparked the AMC ratings powerhouse, confirmed news of the pilot order on Twitter today, posting:

Big News @comic_con Demons are the new Zombies! #Outcast pilot into pre-production @Cinemax. Thx to partners @FoxIntChannels @Skybound #sdcc

Robert Kirkman (@RobertKirkman) July 25, 2014

Though Kirkman currently has multiple shows in various stages of development, Outcast marks his first pilot order. Interestingly, the comic version of Outcast has only released one issue to date, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Amazon To Spend $100 Million On Original Video In Q3 2014

25 July 2014 8:43 AM, PDT | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

In its bid to create an online video platform to rival Netflix, Amazon is dipping into a nine-figure quarterly budget. In the company's Q2 earnings call, CFO Tom Szkutak announced a plan to spend $100 million on original video during the current quarter. That budget will cover the ongoing production, distribution, and marketing for Amazon's library of original series, which has been partially determined by fans as part of the platform's pilot competitions. Amazon currently has four series in development: Mozart in the Jungle, Transparent, Bosch, and The After. It will add to that total when it releases its latest batch of pilots, which it recently finalized by announcing a comedy series from Steven Soderbergh. "We like what we see on the content side," said Szkutak. "We've greenlighted a number of pilots [to be produced in the third quarter]. So that original content [spend] will be over $100 million in Q3." $100 million may seem like a large amount, but that »

- Sam Gutelle

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Interview – Director Peter Hyams on Enemies Closer & the Quirky Villainy of Jcvd

24 July 2014 6:12 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

The name Peter Hyams may not be the mentioned in the same breath as contemporaries like Robert Zemeckis, Richard Donner and Barry Levinson, but this somewhat underappreciated filmmaker is far from a journeyman. During his five decade career he has effortlessly jumping between genres, churning out some entertaining and understated work, his most fruitful period being the 1980’s which saw the likes of Outland, The Presidio, Running Scared and 2010, a brave (and pretty enjoyable) attempt at crafting a sequel from Stanley Kubrick’s seminal work, 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Enemies Closer, his first film since the 2009 Michael Douglas-headlining Beyond a Reasonable Doubt, sees him reunited with aging action hero Jean-Claude Van Damme (their two previous films together, Sudden Death and Timecop, are arguably the highlight of the former martial artist’s career). Enemies Closer is a fun, unpretentious B-movie which bears the unmistakable mark of a cinematic craftsman (Hyams, »

- Adam Lowes

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Ghent’s World Soundtrack Awards to Fete French Composer Francis Lai

22 July 2014 5:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Film Fest Ghent, whose World Soundtrack Awards initiated a spate of annual film music showcases around the world over the past decade, has named French composer Francis Lai as the recipient of the Wsa’s Lifetime Achievement Award for the event’s 14th edition (Oct. 14-25).

The honor for Lai, best known for his scores on Claude Lelouch’s landmark “A Man and a Woman” and Arthur Hiller’s blockbuster hit “Love Story,” is in keeping with the French skew of Ghent’s film fest proper, which is entering its 41st year. (Catherine Deneuve is this year’s poster girl.) In this regard, according to fest spokesperson Riema Reybrouck, a series retrospectives on French directors are in the planning stages.

A selection of Lai’s work will be performed at the WSAs on Oct. 25, where American film composer Cliff Martinez will also hold court as the main guest of the musical proceedings, »

- Steve Chagollan

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‘The Knick’ Star Eve Hewson in Talks to Join Tom Hanks in Steven Spielberg Movie (Exclusive)

21 July 2014 4:10 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Just days before Steven Soderbergh‘s new series “The Knick” debuts on Cinemax, its star Eve Hewson is in talks to join Tom Hanks in Steven Spielberg‘s Cold War thriller, TheWrap has learned. Spielberg is directing from a script by Matt Charman, which was recently rewritten by the Oscar-winning Coen brothers. The DreamWorks movie is based on the true story of James Donovan, a U.S. attorney who lost his reputation and was branded a communist after defending a Russian spy, only to be asked by the CIA to go behind the Berlin Wall and meet with the Kgb to negotiate the release. »

- Jeff Sneider

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Joseph Fiennes To Prophesise For Carnival Films In Nostradamus

21 July 2014 10:38 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Once upon a time, every new drama that landed on our TV screens was either a hospital or crime-based show. Then came the apocalypse – zombie, or otherwise. These things move in waves, and since Downton Abbey began enjoying runaway success, producers have been commissioning more and more period dramas. We will soon be watching David Duchovny in the Manson-tracking drama Aquarius, and Clive Owen in Steven Soderbergh’s The Knick. The trend looks set to continue, too, with news that Joseph Fiennes will take the role of Nostradamus in a forthcoming episodic production.

The project – which comes from a partnership between Downton Abbey producers Carnival Films and True Detective producers Anonymous Content – will also feature Fiennes as producer. Micahel Boccacino is writing the hour long drama series, which will focus on the infamous visionary as he works toward avenging the murder of his family.

An apothecary and author by trade, »

- Sarah Myles

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Who are the 20 Oscar champs contending for Emmys this year?

15 July 2014 10:55 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Last year, the Emmys embraced four Oscar champs: Ellen Burstyn ("Political Animals"), Michael Douglas ("Behind the Candelabra"), Melissa Leo ("Louie"), and Steven Soderbergh ("Behind the Candelabra"). This year, there are a staggering 20 winners of filmdom's biggest prize in contention for TV's top honors. Take a tour through the photo gallery at the bottom of this post that showcases all these Oscar winners looking to add Emmys to their mantles. -Break- Among them, this year's Oscar king Matthew McConaughey ("True Detective") and two-time Oscar winner Kevin Spacey ("House of Cards") who are battling each other for both Best Drama Actor and for producing these Best Drama Series contenders. Three Best Actress winners -- Kathy Bates ("American Horror Story: Coven"), Ellen Burstyn ("Flowers in the Attic"), and Julia Roberts ("The Normal Hea..."' »

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Sound on Sight: Top 10 Random “Sound” and “Sight” Movie Titles

14 July 2014 2:25 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Let us play the “Name Game”, shall we? Since we all are part of the experience here at the entertainment website known as Sound on Sight maybe we should pay homage to our online destination by celebrating it in an unconventional manner? Specifically, we can recognize Sound on Sight by acknowledging movie names that contain the words “sound” and “sight” in their titles.

However you may perceive this experimentation as being rather gimmicky and silly please realize that this movie column is also a means to recognize a few movie titles that are unfamiliar or perhaps a first-time discovery to some of you out there that never heard some of these cinematic selections. There may be a couple of well-known films in the bunch but collectively the features being mentioned in Sound on Sight: Top 10 Random “Sound” and “Sight” Movie Titles are aptly presented based on the theme at hand. »

- Frank Ochieng

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Happy Birthday, Ingmar Bergman! Watch Vintage 50-Minute Talk With The Director From 1971

14 July 2014 10:22 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

96 years ago, Ingmar Bergman was born and once he hit Stockholm University College at the age of 23, he fell in love with the movies. And so began a career that would span decades, with Bergman making films would become stone cold classics, all while bringing an intellectual rigor that to this is day is still hard to match by many. He's one of the 20 Celebrated Filmmakers Who Never Won A Best Directing Oscar, but what you might not know about Bergman is that despite his very serious oeuvre, Bergman had a playful side. In fact, he apparently loved Steven Soderbergh's "Ocean's Eleven" and was a fan of "Die Hard," and while you find him talking about those in this vintage interview, give it a look anyway. Back in 1971, the director visited "The Dick Cavett Show," a couple of weeks after his latest film at the time, "The Touch," had been released in theatres. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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The Noteworthy: Hong Kong Cinema Collection, The Indignities of Film Festivals, "What is Bayhem?"

14 July 2014 5:36 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Edited by Adam Cook

Above: a new digital anthology on Hong Kong Cinema is available online from Film Comment. The Summer issue of the magazine is out now too. Also relevant: Tony Leung is set to star in Wong Kar-Wai's next film. "Gas food lodging: The best job in the world has its downside": in an unusual blog entry, David Bordwell expounds on "the indignities of film festivals." It's still months away from release, but we're dying of anticipation for Michael Mann's Cyber. The La Times has a brief report from Bejiing, featuring some words from the director himself.

Above: speaking of films we can't wait to see, here's the new trailer for David Fincher's Gone Girl. One from last week that slipped through its Noteworthy is Laura Legge's magnificent ode to subtitles for 3:am Magazine, "long Pause, romantic music, silence".

Our pal Girish Shambu has »

- Notebook

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Steven Soderbergh Will Direct Full Second Season of The Knick

13 July 2014 7:30 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Cinemax has yet to premiere Steven Soderbergh's new TV series The Knick, but the cable network has already renewed it for a second season. The series stars Clive Owen and is set in downtown New York in 1900, and it focuses "on Knickerbocker Hospital and the groundbreaking surgeons, nurses and staff, who push the bounds of medicine in a time of astonishingly high mortality rates and zero antibiotics."

Soderbergh talked to Variety about the series and revealed that he will return as director and direct all 10-episodes of season 2.

"I’m going to do all 10 — you’re seeing a trend now of … a sense that there’s a positive aspect to having a visual language that’s very specific and very unified throughout the show. It’s not only creatively satisfying, but also, practically speaking, better … in terms of economics … we schedule it like a film."

I love that he's »

- Joey Paur

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Amazon Provides TV-Sized Budgets as ‘Transparent’ Marks Transition From TV to Online

12 July 2014 11:25 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Is moving online the new moving to TV? For a decade, film actors, writers and directors have moved to television while explaining that TV is where some of the best work is. Now they're moving online, again praising the creative freedom of their new medium. Also read: Steven Soderbergh Comedy ‘Red Oaks’ Gets Amazon Pilot Order The cast and creator of Amazon's “Transparent” say it's been a very easy transition. Sundance Best Director winner Jill Soloway, who created the series, says Amazon has given her the biggest budget she's ever had. The series focuses on a Los Angeles family whose patriarch, »

- Tim Molloy

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Il Cinema Ritrovato: Cinematic Treasures Lost and Found, Back on the Bigscreen

11 July 2014 4:56 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

A large crowd queues impatiently outside the cinema and, when the doors open, rushes in. In an instant, every available seat is taken. Toward the back of the auditorium, a dispute breaks out between two passholders over who was there first. It’s a common enough sight at film festivals the world over: Sundance, Cannes, Telluride, Toronto. Only this time, we are in the serene college town of Bologna and the coveted premiere isn’t the latest work by a prize-winning auteur, but rather an early Hollywood sound film believed to have been unseen in nearly 70 years. The movie is called “Why Be Good?” (pictured above) and it was one of the hottest tickets you could come by at the 28th edition if Il Cinema Ritrovato (June 28-July 5), which screened the 1929 Vitaphone feature in a sterling new restoration.

One of the more than 100 feature films directed by the extremely industrious »

- Scott Foundas

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Starz’s Chris Albrecht on the Challenges of Buzz, Diversity and Budgets

11 July 2014 3:15 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

For the first time in more than four years at Starz, Chris Albrecht looked and sounded comfortable as he showed off a new slate of programming for the premium cabler.

Albrecht went off the script at the start of Starz’s Friday session at the Television Critics Assn. summer tour, fielding about 20 minutes’ worth of questions that ranged from his thoughts on the pending Mvpd mega-mergers to the struggle for Starz programs to generate pop culture buzz.

See Also: Chris Albrecht Hunts for Hits as He Reinvents Starz

In the process he dropped the tidbit that he tried to convince Universal to produce “50 Shades of Grey” as a TV series for Starz by offering the studio a three-year commitment.

“I told them you won’t have to worry about box office, you won’t have to worry about a (content) rating,” Albrecht said. His pitch went nowhere, but it was worth a try. »

- Cynthia Littleton

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Cinemax Hands Steven Soderbergh’s The Knick An Early Second Season Renewal

11 July 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

A month ahead of its series premiere, Cinemax has seen fit to renew its period medical drama The Knick, from “retired” filmmaker Steven Soderbergh, for a second season of 10 episodes. Excitingly, Soderbergh, who executive-produced and directed all 10 episodes of the first season, will be returning to helm the entire second season as well. News of the pick-up comes just days after Soderbergh revealed that he was planning a second season, so Cinemax likely jumped at the chance to keep him around.

Set in downtown New York at the turn of the twentieth century, The Knick focuses on the doctors, nurses and staff of Knickerbocker Hospital as they push the bounds of medicine in a time of astonishingly high mortality rates and zero antibiotics.

Clive Owen stars in the series as Dr. John W. Thackery, a doctor at Knickerbocker who is forced to make bold medical decisions with his limited resources »

- Isaac Feldberg

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'All Is Lost' & 'A Most Violent Year' Director J.C. Chandor Lines Up 'Deepwater Horizon'

11 July 2014 9:33 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

With Steven Soderbergh stepping away from the world of moviemaking, if you're looking for a another filmmaker with his same spirit of exploration and productivity, J.C. Chandor seems to fit the bill. He hasn't wasted a moment since breaking out with the talky, financial world drama "Margin Call." He switched it up for his next movie, the nearly wordless survival tale "All Is Lost," and Chandor already has his period-set immigration tale "A Most Violent Year" with Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain in the can, with a release planned for this fall. But instead of taking a break, he's lining up his next film. Deadline reports that Chandor will take the helm of "Deepwater Horizon." Can you guess what it's about? Indeed, it's based on the The New York Times article from Christmas Day, 2010, detailing the explosion on the oil rig that led to one of the biggest environmental disaster in United States history. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Why Richard Linklater Deserves an Oscar for ‘Boyhood’

11 July 2014 8:20 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Even though it’s only July, it’s hard to imagine watching a better-made movie in 2014 than “Boyhood.” Shot in secret over 12 years, director Richard Linklater captures the journey, and struggles, of growing up — his lead actor Ellar Coltrane ages in real time, from 6 to 18 onscreen. No other film has ever been made this way. Coltrane could have bailed from the project once he hit puberty, since even the strictest contract couldn’t keep him on a project for so long, but he stuck it through to the end (along with Patricia Arquette and Ethan Hawke, who play his parents).

For millennials and movie buffs, Linklater, who is 53, is one of the most influential directors of the arthouse boom of the early ’90s. When I recently interviewed Chris Evans, he said he modeled his upcoming directorial debut, “1:30 Train,” on “Before Sunset.” You could argue that Linklater, who was influenced by the French New Wave, »

- Ramin Setoodeh

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Steven Soderbergh Will Direct all of ‘The Knick’ Season 2

11 July 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

I love Steven Soderbergh‘s “retirement,” and we haven’t even seen much of it yet. The Knick, the ten-episode Cinemax show directed by Soderbergh, doesn’t premiere until August 8. When it premieres, we’ll see Clive Owen as a surgeon, or what passed for a surgeon in 1900, when the Knickerbocker Hospital in New York was a barrier […]

The post Steven Soderbergh Will Direct all of ‘The Knick’ Season 2 appeared first on /Film. »

- Russ Fischer

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