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What’s Up Doc?: Wiseman Rises to New “Heights” & Rivers Shooting “The Two Eyes Are Not Brothers” in Morocco

6 July 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

It’s been a surprisingly interesting month of moving and shaking in terms of doc development. Just a month after making his first public funding pitch at Toronto’s Hot Docs Forum, legendary doc filmmaker Frederick Wiseman took to Kickstarter to help cover the remaining expenses for his 40th feature film In Jackson Heights (see the film’s first trailer below). Unrelentingly rigorous in his determination to capture the American institutional landscape on film, his latest continues down this thematic rabbit hole, taking on the immensely diverse New York City neighborhood of Jackson Heights as his latest subject. According to the Kickstarter page, Wiseman is currently editing the 120 hours of rushes he shot with hopes of having the film ready for a fall festival premiere (my guess would be Tiff, where both National Gallery and At Berkeley made their North American debut), though he’s currently quite a ways away from his $75,000 goal. »

- Jordan M. Smith

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NBC’s Bob Greenblatt Celebrates ‘Courageous’ Writers, Producers Displaying Gay Storylines

29 June 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Milestones only feel monumental when you get some perspective, and you look back and see some of the tremors that started to pave the way for a seismic shift. The Supreme Court decision is a stunning victory for human rights and equality, but the big shift happened with the American people over the past few years, and there’s no putting the genie back in the bottle.

I feel privileged to work in a business where we can advance the political agenda just because we tell stories. No soapbox, no demonstrations, no voting. If a story moves you, the message gets sent, and the consciousness changes. Sometimes slowly, but it happens.

Over the past 40 years, the Lgbt social and political agenda has been moving forward in our pop culture in many ways, especially on good old-fashioned broadcast television, which reaches everybody, everywhere. Back in the ’70s, I remember Archie Bunker »

- Bob Greenblatt

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"Top Gun," "Jack Reacher" Sequel Updates

26 June 2015 8:25 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Speaking at the Berlin press junket for the upcoming release of "Terminator Genisys," Skydance Productions CEO David Ellison and Cco Dana Goldberg have discussed with Collider some of the other projects on the company's slate including some fairly high profile sequels - namely "Top Gun" and "Jack Reacher" follow-ups.

In regards to "Top Gun 2," Justin Marks is currently writing the screenplay which will be very much about contemporary times and involve "drone technology and fifth generation fighters" along with exploring the end of an era of dogfighting and fighter pilots.

Ellison suggests Tom Cruise will reprise his role: "There is an amazing role for Maverick in the movie, and there is no 'Top Gun' without Maverick, and it is going to be Maverick playing Maverick."

As for the "Jack Reacher" sequel, Ed Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz are currently doing a rewrite of Richard Wenk's original script draft with Cruise, »

- Garth Franklin

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Jack Reacher 2 Could Start Filming This Fall

26 June 2015 12:43 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Though it originally appeared that less-than-spectacular box office grosses for Jack Reacher had killed any chance of a franchise, Skydance eventually decided to push forward to adapt Lee Child’s Never Go Back as a sequel to the 2012 action-thriller. And recently, during a group conference held in honor of Terminator Genisys‘ upcoming release, Skydance CEO David Ellison and Cco Dana Goldberg revealed that they’re still hopeful about the prospect of Jack Reacher 2, with a loose plan to shoot the follow-up this fall.

Predictably, what it comes down to is the script. Edward Zwick (The Last Samurai) has been secured for the director’s chair, and Cruise is interested in coming back, but Richard Wenk’s first draft of the screenplay didn’t quite meet approval, so it’s in the process of being reworked.

Said Ellison:

Right now Ed Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz are doing a rewrite of »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Jack Reacher 2 Could Start Filming This October

26 June 2015 11:00 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

While I’m a big Tom Cruise fan, I’ll admit I wasn’t too heavily interested in 2012 Jack Reacher. I hadn’t read the books, and the movie seemed like it was probably a pretty standard macho-thriller. Then I actually saw the film and discovered that I was very, very wrong. Writer/director Christopher McQuarrie had crafted a top-notch suspense thriller with intense, visceral action sequences and a strong narrative drive filled with twists and turns that kept the audience on its toes. It’s no wonder that Cruise subsequently tapped McQuarrie to direct Mission: Impossible 5. While Jack Reacher was a sizeable success, it wasn’t a runaway hit by any means. Paramount and Skydance Productions clearly had franchise hopes given that Lee Child's books offered plenty of material for sequels, and good news arrived in December 2013 when we learned that Paramount and Cruise were indeed moving forward on Jack Reacher 2, »

- Adam Chitwood

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Oscar-Winning Composer James Horner Dead At Age 61

22 June 2015 9:35 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Braveheart, Aliens, Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan, Apollo 13, Wolfen, Legends Of The Fall, Krull, Battle Beyond The Stars, A Beautiful Mind, Titanic. The list goes on and on.

The prolific Oscar winning composer James Horner has died in a plane crash at the age of 61. (June 22, 2015). Variety confirmed the news Monday evening.

Brilliant Composer James Horner, friend & collaborator on 7 movies has tragically died in a plane crash. My heart aches for his loved ones.

Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) June 23, 2015

Listen to samples of his genius. James Horner will be profoundly missed.

From James Horner’s bio (Gorfaine/Schwartz Agency):

Having composed the music for more than 130 film and television productions, including dozens of the most memorable and successful films of the past three decades, James Horner was one of the world’s most celebrated film composers.

He earned two Academy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards for »

- Michelle McCue

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139 movie sequels currently in the works

18 June 2015 3:33 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

From Zoolander 2 to 23 Jump Street, with 100s in-between. Here's our rundown of the assorted movie sequels in the works...

Think Hollywood is bereft of original ideas? You just might after this. Here's our look at the assorted movie sequels currently in the works. Since we last did a list like this, we've dropped films that seem to have died a death - Wanted 2, Spring Breakers 2 - but we'll keep this rundown up to date over the coming month.

Without further ado...

23 Jump Street

Sony is pressing ahead with a third Jump Street movie, as well as a possible Jump Street vs Men In Black film, and a female-headlined spin-off. For 23 Jump Street specifically, Rodney Rothman is back and working on the script (he wrote the second one). It's unclear yet if Chris Miller and Phil Lord can find breathing space in their schedule to direct. Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill are both expected back, »

- simonbrew

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Watch Tom Cruise Make a Splash in New 'Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation' Trailer

4 June 2015 2:45 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) goes for a dip in the latest Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation trailer. In the new spot, Ethan dives into a vat of water to attempt to open a vault, soon finding himself without oxygen or a way out. The fifth installment of the Mission: Impossible franchise is helmed by Christopher McQuarrie, who previously directed Cruise in 2012's Jack Reacher. It centers on the Impossible Missions Force leader and his team battling a rogue organization known as "The Syndicate." Read More Tom Cruise's 'Jack Reacher' Sequel Enlists Ed Zwick to Direct Rogue Nation co-stars Jeremy Renner,

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- Ryan Gajewski

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What’s Up Doc?: Sheffield & AFI Docs Signal the Summer Fest Drought

1 June 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Well folks, after a rather long and brutal winter (at least for me here in Buffalo), we are finally heading into the wonderful warmth of summer, but with that blast of sunshine and steamy humidity comes the mid-year drought of major film fests. After the Sheffield Doc/Fest concludes on June 10th and AFI Docs wraps on June 21st, we likely won’t see any major influx in our charts until Locarno, Venice, Telluride and Tiff announce their line-ups in rapid succession. In the meantime, we can look forward to the intriguing onslaught of films making their debut in Sheffield, including Brian Hill’s intriguing examination of Sweden’s most notorious serial killer, The Confessions of Thomas Quick, and Sean McAllister’s film for which he himself was jailed in the process of making, A Syrian Love Story, the only two films world premiering in the festival’s main competition. »

- Jordan M. Smith

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Top 5: San Andreas, Rick Baker Retiring, Point Break Remake Trailer

30 May 2015 7:48 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Streaming now on Netflix is Christopher McQuarrie's action/thriller Jack Reacher, adapted from the Lee Child novel One Shot. This one had been sitting in my queue for some time and it finally got the call up this past week when Adam kindly gave notice that it would be leaving Netflix on June 30th. Released by Paramount in 2012 as the first movie adaptation of Child's popular book series, Reacher garnered modest box office returns domestically but played well enough abroad for the studio to move forward with a sequel, possibly with Oscar winner Edward Zwick at the helm. I consider this to be good news because Jack Reacher is actually pretty damn solid. Starring Tom Cruise as the titular character, McQuarrie's film assembles a fantastic cast around him that includes Rosamund Pike, David Oyelowo, Richard Jenkins, Robert Duvall, and Werner Herzog in an excellent turn as the villain known »

- Jason Barr

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Watch: Tobey Maguire is the Grandmaster in New 'Pawn Sacrifice' Trailer

28 May 2015 1:04 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Tiff Buy: Bleecker Street Acquires Ed Zwick's 'Pawn Sacrifice' with Tobey Maguire and Liev Schrieber  Written by Steven Knight ("Locke," "Eastern Promises") and directed by Ed Zwick ("Defiance," "Blood Diamond"), "Pawn Sacrifice" tells the story of real-life American chess champion Bobby Fischer: the youngest person to ever achieve the Grandmaster status and, at the height of his fame, a U.S. political symbol, as a result of his widely publicized match against Russian champion Boris Spassky. Tobey Maguire stars as Fischer and Liev Schreiber appears in the role of Spassky. Other notable members of the cast include Peter Sarsgaard and Lily Rabe. Based on the trailer, which you can watch above, Tobey Maguire appears to give a performance that we won't soon forget. Oscillating between genius and madness is not an easy feat, but Maguire seems to have a glint of both in his eye »

- Sarah Choi

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‘Pawn Sacrifice’ Trailer: Bobby Fischer Vs. The World In Bleecker Street’s Chess Drama

28 May 2015 11:10 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Bleecker Street jumped into the acquisitions fray for the first time in a splashy way at last fall’s Toronto Film Festival, sealing a seven-figure deal for Pawn Sacrifice. The Ed Zwick-directed drama that stars Tobey Maguire as iconic U.S. chess champion Bobby Fischer and Liev Schreiber as Russian champ Boris Spassky, whom Fischer challenged in a historic match that captured the world's attention in 1972 at the height of the Cold War. Now its Bleecker Street’s most… »

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The Board Is Set In New Trailer For Pawn Sacrifice Starring Tobey Maguire & Liev Schreiber

28 May 2015 9:30 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Check out Tobey Maguire & Liev Schreiber as they square-off in the new trailer from Bleecker Street’s Pawn Sacrifice.

From director Edward Zwick (Glory) and writer Steven Knight (Locke), the gripping true story about American chess prodigy Bobby Fischer and the greatest chess match every played opens in select theatres on Friday, September 18th.

In a gripping true story set during the height of the Cold War, American chess prodigy Bobby Fischer (Tobey Maguire) finds himself caught between two superpowers when he challenges the Soviet Empire. Also starring Liev Schreiber and Peter Sarsgaard, Pawn Sacrifice chronicles Fischer’s terrifying struggles with genius and madness, and the rise and fall of a kid from Brooklyn who captured the imagination of the world.

Pawn Sacrifice opens in select theatres September 18th.

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- Michelle McCue

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Trailer for Pawn Sacrifice, with Tobey Maguire as Chess Champion Bobby Fischer

28 May 2015 3:58 AM, PDT | | See recent Worst Previews news »

Today we have the trailer for the upcoming real-life chess drama "Pawn Sacrifice," starring Tobey Maguire as Bobby Fischer, as well as Liev Schreiber, Peter Sarsgaard and Michael Stuhlbarg. Check it out below. Plot: Set during the height of the Cold War, American chess prodigy Bobby Fischer (Maguire) finds himself caught between two superpowers when he challenges the Soviet Empire. Schreiber plays his Russian arch rival Boris Spassky. The new movie is directed by Edward Zwick (Love and Other Drugs) and is set to hit select theaters on September 18th. Trailer: »

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Tobey Maguire brings Bobby Fischer grudge match to the screen in Pawn Sacrifice trailer

27 May 2015 11:37 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The Cold War's chess grudge match of the century comes to the big screen in a trailer for Tobey Maguire's new film Pawn Sacrifice.

Pawn Sacrifice dramatises the media circus surrounding chess prodigy Bobby Fischer's famous 1972 showdown with Russian grandmaster Boris Spassky (Liev Schreiber) in Reykjavík.

The forthcoming drama also examines Fischer's troubled personal life as he began to slip into anti-us fervour and anti-Semitism that would dominate his later years.

Starring with Maguire and Schreiber in Pawn Sacrifice are Lily Rabe and Peter Sarsgaard as Fischer's mother Joan and confidant William Lombardy respectively.

Pawn Sacrifice is the latest project from director Edward Zwick, who is known for The Last Samurai and Legends of the Fall.

Zwick has also garnered headlines in recent weeks amid talk of a reunion with his Last Samurai co-star Tom Cruise on the Jack Reacher sequel.

Pawn Sacrifice opens on September 18 in the Us. »

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First trailer for Pawn Sacrifice starring Tobey Maguire and Liev Schreiber

27 May 2015 11:15 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We saw a poster earlier this month, and now the first trailer has arrived online for Pawn Sacrifice, director Edward Zwick’s (The Last Samurai) chess drama which details the legendary 1972 match between Bobby Fischer (Tobey Magure) and Boris Spassky (Liev Schreiber).

“It was dubbed ‘The Match of the Century,’ and it drew more worldwide interest than any chess match before or since. The 1972 World Chess Championship between American challenger Bobby Fischer and the Ussr’s defending champion Boris Spassky would for several weeks turn a chessboard in Reykjavik into a battlefield of Cold War one-upmanship.”

Take a look at the trailer here…

Pawn Sacrifice is set for release in the States on September 18th, with a cast that also includes Peter Sarsgaard and Michael Stuhlbarg.


- Gary Collinson

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Tobey Maguire as Bobby Fischer in Ed Zwick's 'Pawn Sacrifice' Trailer

27 May 2015 10:56 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

"We're at war... It's a war of perception: the poor kid from Brooklyn against the whole Soviet Empire." Bleecker Street has debuted a full-length trailer for Ed Zwick's Pawn Sacrifice, the long-awaited Bobby Fischer movie, starring Tobey Maguire as the chess champion who went crazy. This movie profiles Fischer during the lead up to his 1972 match against Russian rival Boris Spassky, played by Liev Schreiber, in Reykjavik. The cast includes Peter Sarsgaard, Michael Stuhlbarg & Lily Rabe. I saw the film at Tiff last year and wrote in my review: "I was fully engaged in Pawn Sacrifice from start to finish, fascinated by the politics and the sport, but also intrigued by Bobby Fischer and his peculiar mind. The who and why..." Here's the first official trailer for Ed Zwick's Pawn Sacrifice, found via YouTube: American chess phenomenon Bobby Fischer (Maguire) squares off against his Russian rival Boris Spassky »

- Alex Billington

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Tobey Maguire Plays A Dangerous Game In First Trailer For Chess Drama Pawn Sacrifice

27 May 2015 10:18 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

For the longest time, chess has been the undisputed grandaddy of board games, mixing strategy and intrigue across an almost unfathomable amount of variations. No two game’s are alike, which is something prized prodigy Bobby Fischer knew all to well. His story, one rife with personal demons and political undertones, will serve as the crux for Ed Zwick’s upcoming drama Pawn Sacrifice.

With Tobey Maguire in the title role, Zwick’s feature will be set against the Cold War at a time when tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union threatened to boil over into all-out nuclear war. For Fischer, though, our troubled protagonist was primarily concerned about the 64 colored squares in front of him. After rising through the ranks to become the best chess player of a generation, Maguire’s character will go toe-to-toe with Russian champ Boris Spassky in an encounter comparable to a lavish heavyweight boxing match. »

- Michael Briers

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Pawn Sacrifice Trailer: Tobey Maguire Is Chess Prodigy Bobby Fischer

27 May 2015 9:59 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

We got that brand new poster for writer Steven Knight and director Ed Zwick's docudrama Pawn Sacrifice yesterday and now the film's first trailer has arrived. Tobey Maguire leads as chess prodigy Bobby Fischer who takes part in "The Match of the Century," the 1972 World Chess Championship match between Fisher and the Ussr champ, Boris Spassky (Liev Schreiber). Even though I don't find the game of chess particularly riveting, this new trailer is surprisingly tense and does a stellar job giving the viewer access to Fischer as he caves under the pressure and his state of mind deteriorates. Check out the new Pawn Sacrifice trailer for yourself below. The film hits select theaters on September 18th and also stars Peter Sarsgaard, Lily Rabe, Robin Weigert and Michael Stuhlbarg. Click here to check out Matt's review of the film from Tiff. Here's the official synopsis for Pawn Sacrifice: In »

- Perri Nemiroff

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Watch: 'Pawn Sacrifice' Trailer Starring Tobey Maguire as Bobby Fischer

27 May 2015 9:38 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Pawn Sacrifice will be hitting theaters on Sep. 18, a year and eleven days after I reviewed it at last year's Toronto Film Festival. The film, starring Tobey Maguire is chess prodigy Bobby Fischer is, as I said in my review, "a good movie, though nothing altogether ground-breaking or entirely revealing." It hits the standard beats and will be a satisfying watch for most, though just don't go in expecting much. Edward Zwick directs and Liev Schreiber, Sophie Nelisse, Peter Sarsgaard, Lily Rabe, Robin Weigert, Michael Stuhlbarg and Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick co-star. Check out the trailer below. sb id="1527601" height="272" width="640" In a gripping true story set during the height of the Cold War, American chess prodigy Bobby Fischer (Tobey Maguire) finds himself caught between two superpowers when he challenges the Soviet Empire. Also starring Liev Schreiber and Peter Sarsgaard, Pawn Sacrifice chronicles Fischer's terrifying struggles with genius and madness, and the »

- Brad Brevet

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