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Den Of Geek films of 2014: from 20 to 11

15 December 2014 4:10 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

We've been voting for our favourite films of the year. The countdown starts here, with the films that ranked from 20 to 11...

Over the past few weeks, our writing team has been voting for their choice of their favourite film of the year. It's all very democratic, with everyone getting their chance to rank films from 5 to 1, with weighing applied appropriately. We have not reinvented the wheel here.

Still, over the coming week or two, we're going to be talking about the films that made the top 20, and we're kicking off with the ones just on the outside of the top 10. Democracy, as you are about to find out, has its drawbacks, as we'd imagine that one or two of these would be breaking into the top 10 had a few more seen the movie in question. Without further ado, though...

20. Locke

Steven Knight's second film as director showed an expertise »

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Below the Line Bookings

25 November 2014 8:40 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sandra Marsh & Assoc. has booked production designers Rick Heinrichs (above left, “Captain America: The First Avenger”) on Rian Johnson’s “Star Wars: Episode VIII” and Carol Spier (above right, “Pacific Rim”) on Hulu’s “11/22/63”; and cinematographer George Steel (“The Honorable Woman”) on BBC miniseries “War and Peace.” The agency has also booked production designer Joseph Garrity and costume designer Karyn Wagner, who both worked on “Cake,” on Bruce Beresford’s “Cook.”

Apa has booked editors Wyatt Smith (“Into the Woods”) on Scott Derrickson’s “Doctor Strange”; Alan Cody (“Black Sails”) on TNT’s “Lumen” pilot, helmed by Joe Johnston; Alex Marquez (“Savages”) on Netflix’s “Narcos” series, directed by Guillermo Navarro; and Andy Keir (“Crossbones”) on season 1 of We TV’s “South of Hell,” directed by Eli Roth. The agency has signed costume designer Christopher Lawrence (“Ray Donovan”) and first Ad Atilla Salih Yucer (“Rosewater”).

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- Peter Caranicas

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Below the Line Bookings

25 November 2014 8:40 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Sandra Marsh & Assoc. has booked production designers Rick Heinrichs (above left, “Captain America: The First Avenger”) on Rian Johnson’s “Star Wars: Episode VIII” and Carol Spier (above right, “Pacific Rim”) on Hulu’s “11/22/63”; and cinematographer George Steel (“The Honorable Woman”) on BBC miniseries “War and Peace.” The agency has also booked production designer Joseph Garrity and costume designer Karyn Wagner, who both worked on “Cake,” on Bruce Beresford’s “Cook.”

Apa has booked editors Wyatt Smith (“Into the Woods”) on Scott Derrickson’s “Doctor Strange”; Alan Cody (“Black Sails”) on TNT’s “Lumen” pilot, helmed by Joe Johnston; Alex Marquez (“Savages”) on Netflix’s “Narcos” series, directed by Guillermo Navarro; and Andy Keir (“Crossbones”) on season 1 of We TV’s “South of Hell,” directed by Eli Roth. The agency has signed costume designer Christopher Lawrence (“Ray Donovan”) and first Ad Atilla Salih Yucer (“Rosewater”).

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- Peter Caranicas

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Prisoners screenwriter may script The Wolf Man reboot for Universal

12 November 2014 8:46 AM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Last week, Universal set the date for their next monster movie following the retconned Dracula Untold and Alex Kurtzman's reboot of The Mummy. Which monster remained a mystery, but it looks like we can now assume it will be The Wolfman. Deadline reports that Prisoners screenwriter Aaron Guzikowski is being talked to about rebooting The Wolfman as a part of the new shared cinematic universe the studio is plotting with Kurtzman. The Wolfman was most recently rebooted by Joe Johnston in the »

- Alex Maidy

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The Men Who Would Be Hughes (Plus Hepburn and the end of Rko)

6 November 2014 1:37 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Howard Hughes movies (photo: Leonardo DiCaprio as Howard Hughes in 'The Aviator') Turner Classic Movies will be showing the Howard Hughes-produced, John Farrow-directed, Baja California-set gangster drama His Kind of Woman, starring Robert Mitchum, Hughes discovery Jane Russell, and Vincent Price, at 3 a.m. Pt / 6 a.m. Et on Saturday, November 8, 2014. Hughes produced a couple of dozen movies. (More on that below.) But what about "Howard Hughes movies"? Or rather, movies — whether big-screen or made-for-television efforts — featuring the visionary, eccentric, hypochondriac, compulsive-obsessive, all-American billionaire as a character? Besides Leonardo DiCaprio, who plays a dashing if somewhat unbalanced Hughes in Martin Scorsese's 2004 Best Picture Academy Award-nominated The Aviator, other actors who have played Howard Hughes on film include the following: Tommy Lee Jones in William A. Graham's television movie The Amazing Howard Hughes (1977), with Lee Purcell as silent film star Billie Dove, Tovah Feldshuh as Katharine Hepburn, »

- Andre Soares

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Watch: Vintage TV Special 'The Rocketeer: Excitement In The Air'

5 November 2014 2:30 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Here’s a throwback for all the children of the late '70s and '80s. Created by Dave Stevens, Cliff Secord was a stunt pilot who discovered a mysterious jet pack, which gave him the ability to fly. Donning the equipment, Secord became The Rocketeer, a crime-fighter who took on, among other foes, the Nazis. Stevens’ airborne adventurer first appeared in comic book form in 1982. Then, in 1991, he flew onto the big screen in Disney’s “The Rocketeer," directed by Joe Johnston (“Captain America: The First Avenger,” “Jumanji,” “Honey I Shrunk the Kids”). Bill Campbell (now Billy Campbell, and perhaps most recognizable for his portrayal of Darren Richmond on “The Killing”) played the titular stuntman. As a lead-in to the film, which opened in late June 1991, Campbell hosted a half-hour documentary on the character and mankind’s ever-burning desire to fly unimpeded. (Major thanks to YouTube channel IntermissionSociety for publishing the vid, »

- Zach Hollwedel

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10 Great Movies Netflix Is Adding On November 1st

29 October 2014 6:51 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

As we reported earlier today, there are some really fantastic films that will be no longer streaming on Netflix once the calendar switches over to November. But while you will soon no longer be able to watch classics like Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid or Apocalypse Now online, the good news is that the company has some awesome stuff coming your way next month. The blog BestMoviesOnNetflix has posted a list of all of the films that will be coming to the online streaming service next month, and we are very happy to say that there are a number of fantastic titles that will soon be available. But which of the 10 stand out among the rest? Read on to find out! The Rocketeer Years before he teamed with Marvel Studios to bring us Captain America: The First Avenger, director Joe Johnston brought us a whole different kind of cinematic »

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Page 2: Star Wars, Bttf, Harry Potter, Interstellar, Doctor Who, Simpsons, Robocop, Bond, Transformers, Pulp Fiction

22 October 2014 3:30 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Page 2 is a compilation of stories and news tidbits, which for whatever reason, didn’t make the front page of /Film. After the jump we’ve included 36 different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. It’s like a mystery grab bag of movie web related goodness. Header Photo: Director Joe Johnston (The […]

The post Page 2: Star Wars, Bttf, Harry Potter, Interstellar, Doctor Who, Simpsons, Robocop, Bond, Transformers, Pulp Fiction appeared first on /Film. »

- Peter Sciretta

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Cinematic Universes, the Latest Hollywood Trend

21 October 2014 11:35 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

At the end of Dracula Untold, the setting shifts from the fantasy plains of Transylvania to the streets of modern day society with the main character, Vlad, dressed to the nines in a suit and chasing a woman who looks just like his deceased wife. As the vampire walks away with the girl, his master looks on coyly before getting up and announcing, “let the games begin.”

This seems to be the phrase that is setting up future cinematic universes for multiple studios after the mass appeal and success of Marvel’s The Avengers and the movies that both led up to and followed this film, all intersecting in both small and large ways.

This trend of studios looking to find the “next Avengers” seems to be sweeping with the latest example being the scene mentioned from Dracula Untold, which is set to begin the Universal monsters universe that includes Frankenstein, »

- Zach Dennis

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Warning: The first 'Jurassic World' poster may make you nostalgic for 1993

14 October 2014 8:08 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

If you liked the simplicity of the poster for the original "Jurassic Park," good news: "Jurassic World" is basically recycling it. The T-Rex emblem strikes again (albeit in more subdued fashion) in the first official one-sheet for the Colin Trevorrow-directed sequel, the first installment in the blockbuster dino series since Joe Johnston's 2001 entry "Jurassic Park III" hit the screen. Accompanying the iconic image is the simple tagline "The Park Is Open" - not a particularly good sign for anyone familiar with the disastrous events of the first three movies. Check out the teaser poster below, then let us know what you think in the comments. "Jurassic World" hits theaters on June 12, 2015. »

- Chris Eggertsen

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Original Star Wars Storyboards Featuring Iconic Scenes Surface Online

9 October 2014 12:16 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Some original storyboard art has surfaced from George Lucas' original Star Wars movie. The art features some iconic scenes that fans of the films will easily recognize. We also have a photo of a signed early edition of the script, which was originally titled, The Adventures of Luke Starkiller as taken from the 'Journal of the Whills.' This incredibly awesome collection of Star Wars history is currently up for auction, and if you want to get a piece of the action on October 17th through Profiles in History, it's probably not going to be cheap. Every time I come across something like this I am so happy that these movies exist. There was a chance than none of this could have ever happened, and I just can't imagine a world without Star Wars. One of my favorite illustrations in the set is one by concept artist Joe Johnston »

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First Trailers for Mockingbird and Mercy

7 October 2014 3:54 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Jason Blum’s new label, Bh Tilt, is wasting no time in rolling out eagerly anticipated genre titles that have been stuck in picture purgatory. Today, less than a month after Bh Tilt launched, the banner made three titles available on Digital HD: Joe Johnston’s Not Safe for Work, the Chandler Riggs-starring Mercy, and Bryan Bertino’s Mockingbird, and the latter two have released trailers to go with their debuts.

The first movie from writer/director Bryan Bertino since 2008’s The Strangers, Mockingbird will be released on Blu-ray and DVD only at Walmart on October 21st, in addition to its current availability on Digital HD. In Mockingbird, “three individuals each receive an anonymous, unmarked video camera and a horrific ultimatum to continue filming… or die. Experience the terror through the eyes of these unsuspecting victims, with a chain of found-footage events so real and absolutely dreadful, you’ll »

- Derek Anderson

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Trailers: Mercy, Mockingbird & Not Safe for Work – All Available on iTunes Now!

7 October 2014 12:17 PM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

We knew this was the month Blumhouse was going to drop a lot of titles that it had on the shelf onto VOD, but we didn't anticipate a large portion of them hitting today!

Under the Blumhouse Tilt banner, you can now found Bryan Bertino's Mockingbird, the Stephen King adaptation Mercy and the Joe Johnston-directed Not Safe for Work all on iTunes.

Mockingbird begins with a rather shocking depiction of violence and focuses on four characters – a husband and wife, a young woman and a guy that lives with his mother.

The post Trailers: Mercy, Mockingbird & Not Safe for Work – All Available on iTunes Now! appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

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Bryan Bertino’s Mockingbird Receives Release Date from Blumhouse Tilt

3 October 2014 12:49 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

In 2008, he brought us the unnerving home invasion horror film, The Strangers, and since then, many fans have been awaiting writer/director Bryan Bertino’s sophomore effort. Titled Mockingbird, Bryan’s second film has long been in picture purgatory, but Jason Blum’s newly launched label, Blumhouse Tilt, is bringing it to Digital HD next week and has debuted a poster to celebrate the occasion.

Shock Till You Drop reports that Bh Tilt is releasing Mockingbird to Digital HD on October 7th, followed by an October 21st Blu-ray and DVD release only at Walmart. In Mockingbird, “three individuals each receive an anonymous, unmarked video camera and a horrific ultimatum to continue filming… or die. Experience the terror through the eyes of these unsuspecting victims, with a chain of found-footage events so real and absolutely dreadful, you’ll have to watch it again to believe it.”

No trailer has debuted at this time, »

- Derek Anderson

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Key & Peele Working On 'Substitute Teacher' Movie, 'Easy Money 2' Director To Helm 'London Has Fallen' & More

29 September 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

It's not a matter of if, but when Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele will take the hilarity they consistently display on Comedy Central to the big screen. And indeed, it looks like they've added another project to the handful they've got cooking. “We’re in negotiations at Paramount to make a ‘Substitute Teacher’ movie,” Key told EW. “Two of our writers are penning it. Well, they’re not penning it as we speak — it’s getting there.” In case you're not one of the 58 million people who gave it a view on YouTube, here's the sketch that sparked the film. After losing Fredrik Bond six weeks before filming was set to begin, there's no need to worry, because "London Has Fallen" has found a new director. Deadline reports that Babak Najafi ("Easy Money II: Hard To Kill") is now in talks to get the gig. All the boring contract stuff needs to be ironed out, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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TNT Enlists Joe Johnston To Helm Pilot For Fantasy Series Lumen

28 September 2014 2:11 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Back before he was responsible for Captain America: The First Avenger, director Joe Johnston was behind another tale of fantasy and unlikely potential: The Pagemaster. The film featured Macauley Culkin as a cowardly boy who becomes an illustration and must overcome obstacles from classic books if he’s ever to return to reality. The family film was a bit of a dud and Johnston moved on, but it seems not everyone has forgotten his interest in family-friendly tales of being sucked into bookish magical worlds. TNT has tapped Johnston to direct the pilot of their new series Lumen, which bears some resemblance to The Pagemaster in both plot and subject matter.

Lumen takes a premise about a fantasy author who suddenly vanishes, followed by the disappearance of a family who are transported to the magical realm that inspired her work. There they come up against dark and light magical forces engaged in a heated battle, »

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‘Captain America’ director Joe Johnston to helm TNT fantasy pilot

26 September 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

(Cbr) Captain America: The First Avenger director Joe Johnston will direct the pilot for a new TNT original drama series Lumen. The pilot comes from a script by Chris Black (Mad Men, Desperate Housewives) and details a family’s struggle to return home after being mysteriously transported to an alternate reality modeled on the work of a recently disappeared fantasy author. The family soon finds themselves trapped in the middle of an all out war between the magical forces of light and darkness. Lumen will be produced byTNT Original Productions, in association with Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television, Full Fathom Five and ABC Signature Studios. Amblin Television co-presidents Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey are attached as executive producers — the latter having previously worked on TNT’s Falling Skies. James Frey and Todd Cohen of Full Fathom Five will also serve as executive producers, as will Johnston and Black. »

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Steven Spielberg's Fantasy Drama Luman Coming to TNT

26 September 2014 12:31 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Steven Spielberg's Amblin Television has been developing a fantasy drama with Captain America: The First Avenger director Joe Johnston called Luman, and it just received a pilot order from TNT.

According to THR, the story is about "a famous author of a best-selling series of fantasy books who suddenly disappears and a family of four who are transported to the mystical alternate world that inspired her work. Once there, however, they are plunged into the middle of a war raging between rival magical forces of light and darkness. Facing peril at every turn, the family must unravel a complicated mystery and uncover some astonishing secrets as they struggle to find their way home."

Chris Black (Mad Men) has been hired to write the pilot, and he will produce the show alongside Spielberg and Johnson. I really like the concept of the series, and with the talent they've brought on to develop it, »

- Joey Paur

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Joe Johnston to helm Harry Potter-inspired Lumen pilot for TNT

26 September 2014 4:28 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

With TNT's Falling Skies entering its fifth and final season sometime next summer, it looks as though TNT is looking to fill that fantasy void right away. That brings us to Lumen, which from the sound of it, is just a hop, skip and a jump away from the Harry Potter universe. Tapped to direct the pilot is a man who has more than enough experience crafting popcorn entertainment for the whole family, Joe Johnston (Captain America: The First Avenger, The Rocketeer). The synopsis, »

- Sean Wist

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Joe Johnston to Direct Lumen Pilot for TNT and Steven Spielberg; Syfy Renews Defiance and Dominion

25 September 2014 4:44 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

From the land of cable television news comes an order for a new pilot and two action/drama series renewals.  Here they are in brief: TNT has officially ordered a pilot for Lumen, a fantasy drama about a family trapped in a fictional world replete with magic, mystery, and mayhem.  Joe Johnston (Captain America: The First Avenger) will direct from a Chris Black script.  Steven Spielberg's Amblin Television is among the production companies involved. Syfy has renewed the popular freshman series Dominion, as well as a third-season order for the fan-favorite sci-fi series Defiance.  Both seasons will enjoy a 13-episode run, and will premiere all-new hours starting in 2015. Hit the jump for more on each series. Here's the skinny on Lumen, which is expected to join TNT's adventurous Sunday night lineup (via Deadline): Lumen centers on the famous author of a best-selling series of fantasy books who suddenly disappears, »

- Dave Trumbore

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