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The Power Rangers movie doesn't hit theaters until 2017, so we have a full year of speculation and rumors to wade through before we even get a first look at footage. Today, mostly respectable trade publication Variety reports that Lionsgate is already testing actors for the movie. No surprise, they are mostly unknowns.
Dean Israelite, best known for his found footage time travel adventure Project Almanac, is directing. The script has been turned into executives at Lionsgate. And so, the production team has set out to find their new teenage Power Rangers, with the movie getting a http://movieweb.com/power-rangers-movie-story-new-team/high school backdrop. Testing for the Black Ranger, whose real name is Zack, are three actors you may have never heard of. And with this reboot, to avoid any misguided claims of stereotyping or invert racist, the Black Ranger will not be African-American. Daniel Zovatto is first up for the role. »
What’s this? I hear you cry. Nerdly reviewing a new British comedy? Yes, given the fact we tend to avoid British productions – especially those featuring football hooligans and/or gangsters, two “genres” which tend to proliferate the shelves of DVD stores and supermarkets everywhere (and two genres I consider the nadir in filmmaking) – and focus on mainly horror output from these shores, seeing Convenience reviewed on these pages may come as a shock. However never let it be said we (well, mostly I) won’t step out of our comfort zones once in a while. And this case I’m glad we did.
- Phil Wheat
Most video stores are long gone, but Quentin Tarantino still has use for VHS tapes and DVDs.
The director shared his views on present-day streaming services in Tom Roston’s new book, “I Lost It At The Video Store.” In the Wake Up Streaming chapter, Roston interviews filmmakers about the rise and fall of American video stores.
“I am not excited about streaming at all,” Tarantino said in an excerpt, first posted by IndieWire. “I like something hard and tangible in my hand. And I can’t watch a movie on a laptop. I don’t use Netflix at all. I don’t have any sort of delivery system.”
Despite the rising popularity of Netflix, Hulu, Amazon and VOD services, the director expanded his library with video tapes when he bought the contents of California-based video rental store Video Archives. The store is also known as the place where Tarantino worked pre-“Pulp Fiction. »
- Mannie Holmes
Earlier this week we ran a trailer and information about a new book titled I Lost It At The Video Store. The book by Tom Roston features a compilation of interviews with filmmakers such as John Sayles, Quentin Tarantino, Kevin Smith, Darren Aronofsky, David O. Russell giving an oral history of the video store era of cinema history. The Playlist published an excerpt from the book, but […]
The post Quentin Tarantino Refuses To Use Netflix, Still Records Movies On VHS Tapes appeared first on /Film. »
- Peter Sciretta
Read More: Directors from Quentin Tarantino to Kevin Smith Remember the Video Store With the much-lamented shuttering of Blockbuster in 2014 came the realization that the once-thriving film culture of the video store had become a thing of the past. In tribute to this bygone era comes The New York Times author Tom Roston's "I Lost It At The Video Store: A Filmmakers' Oral History of a Vanisher Era," a loving collection of interviews with filmmakers like Joe Swanberg, Quentin Tarantino, and Darren Aronofsky on their relationship to the dying institution. Last night at Brooklyn's beloved bookstore Book Court, Zoe Kazan, Paul Dano, Tim Blake Nelson, Doug Liman and Video Free Brooklyn owner Aaron Hillis sat down with Roston to discuss his new book and the lasting culture of the film rental. Check out some of the highlights from the event below. On Roston's reason for writing the book "When »
- Aubrey Page
Below is an excerpt from Tom Roston's "I Lost it at The Video Store: A Filmmakers' Oral History of a Vanished Era." The chapter, entitled "Wake Up Streaming," features directors discussing their thoughts about streaming video in the age of Amazon, Hulu and Netflix. Find out more about the book here. Quentin Tarantino: I am not excited about streaming at all. I like something hard and tangible in my hand. And I can't watch a movie on a laptop. I don't use Netflix at all. I don't have any sort of delivery system. I have the videos from Video Archives. They went out of business, and I bought their inventory. Probably close to eight thousand tapes and DVDs. Kevin Smith: That's kind of genius. He's such a sentimental dude. Read More: Directors from Quentin Tarantino to Kevin Smith Remember the Video Store Quentin Tarantino: I have a »
- Tom Roston
When I worked at Premiere Magazine, we often conducted oral histories with everyone we could find connected to a popular film and edited the interviews into a compelling narrative. Lo these many years later, my colleague Tom Roston, a New Yorker who writes the Doc Soup blog for Pov and has contributed to many publications, from The New York Times to The Guardian, decided to do the same thing with filmmakers remembering their connections to their neighborhood video store. Riffing on Pauline Kael's famous book "I Lost It at The Movies," he forged ahead, confident that yes, eventually, he would land the two interviews he absolutely had to have: Kevin Smith ("Clerks") and video store grad Quentin Tarantino. The book "I Lost It at the Video Store" hits bookstores this week. It's a fun read: breezy and as entertaining as the people he interviews, from Allison Anders and John »
- Anne Thompson
A trailer has appeared for Tom Roston's new book titled “I Lost It at the Video Store: A Filmmakers’ Oral History of a Vanished Era”. The book is a compilation of interviews with filmmakers like John Sayles, Quentin Tarantino, Kevin Smith, Darren Aronofsky, David O. Russell and many others who, like me, came of age during the reign of video rentals.
The book “constructs a living, personal narrative of an era of cinema history which, though now gone, continues to shape film culture today.”
About the Book:
For a generation, video stores were to filmmakers what bookstores were to writers. They were the salons where many of today’s best directors first learned their craft. The art of discovery that video stores encouraged through the care [Continued ...] »
Say it ain’t so! Although lovable goofballs Jay and Silent Bob have been around since Kevin Smith’s classic 1994 comedy Clerks, there’s a very strong possibility that Bob won’t make it out of Canada alive. According to Smith, his upcoming… Continue Reading →
- Todd Rigney
Tusk was the first chapter in director Kevin Smith's True North trilogy, which consists of three Canadian set horror movies. The next installment, which has already wrapped, is called Yoga Hosers, and everything will come to an end with Moose Jaws. Up until now, these three movies did not appear to be a part of Kevin Smith's View Askewniverse, which consists of such neo-classics as Clerks, Mallrats and Chasing Amy. The one thing that has always connected the Askewniverse is the omnipresence of Jay and Silent Bob. Now, it seems they will bring everything full circle, appearing in the climax of Moose Jaws. But as Kevin Smith explains it, it's not going to end quite so pretty for one of the dynamic duo.
Over the years, Kevin Smith has become easily identifiable by both his Silent Bob character and his tent sized hockey jerseys. While it doesn't seem »
At Comic Con 2014, writer/director Kevin Smith announced that Tusk was actually the first film in what he hopes will be a trilogy of films he called “The True North Trilogy.” That film was followed by the PG-13 horror/comedy Yoga Hosers and Smith is prepping the third film, a movie called Moose Jaws which he described as “Jaws, with a moose” to conclude the […]
- Peter Sciretta
At one point, it seemed rather inevitable that Johnny Depp would one day win an Academy Award. He was a golden boy of sorts, but then Depp fell off the wagon a bit. The allure of playing Captain Jack Sparrow repeatedly and fooling around with Tim Burton in his various flights of fancy more or less, with the exception of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, removed him from the Oscar map. It’s been that way for a while now, but this week, Depp is back in a big way with Black Mass, his first legitimate awards vehicle in years. With that, he’s once again a contender in the Best Actor field. The film is a look at notorious Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger and the alliance he had with the FBI, specifically with John Connolly. Depp plays Bulger and Joel Edgerton plays Connolly and we »
- Joey Magidson
Two things have come to identify Kevin Smith over the course of his career: his beloved hockey jerseys; and his iconic character, Silent Bob. Today, we learn that the writer/director/podcaster is preparing to rid himself of one. and it ain.t the plus-sized apparel. That.s right, Kevin Smith admitted in an interview with the Australian news outlet news.com.au that an upcoming sequence in his planned homage to Jaws titled Moose Jaws (you read that correctly) will be a tragic death scene for Silent Bob. The way Smith describes it, Moose Jaws will be part of his unofficial Canadian trilogy (which also includes Tusk and Yoga Hosers), and will operate like Steven Spielberg.s Jaws, only with a moose in place of the shark. I.m not kidding. So, as Smith elaborates: I was talking to Jay [Mewes] about Moose Jaws and I.m like, .I. »
With the final part of Kevin Smith’s True North Trilogy set to go into production soon with Moose Jaws, longtime fans of the director’s work were pleased to hear that Jay and Silent Bob would be making their return to the big screen. However, we may have some bad news.
“I just finished writing the scene where — spoilers — Silent Bob gets eaten by the moose,” he told news.com.au. “That’s how he fucking goes out!”
“Isn’t that fun? I was talking to Jay about Moose Jaws and I’m like, ‘I’m thinking about bringing us in as the Captain Quint character’,” Smith continued. “And he goes, ‘Yeah, but Quint gets killed!’ I was like, ‘One of us has to get eaten’. And he was like, ‘You. Not me’. I was like, ‘Why?’ And he was like, ‘Because I wanna be in other movies!’ Fair enough, »
- Luke Owen
It looks like Kevin Smith has found his mall for the upcoming sequel to his sophomore film Mallrats, with the filmmaker announcing on Facebook that production will get underway in Exton, Pa this coming January.
Much of the original cast from Mallrats will be back for the sequel, with Smith confirming that Jason Lee, Jeremy London, Jason Mewes, Shannen Doherty, Ethan Suplee, Joey Lauren Adams, Renee Humphrey, , Claire Forlani, Michael Rooker, Sven-Ole Thorsen, Brian O’HalloranBryan Johnson, Walt Flanagan, Scott Mosier and Stan Lee are all set to return. No word yet on Ben Affleck…
- Gary Collinson
Check out the latest trailer for NHL 16 featuring Kevin Smith and Ryan Getzlaf.
The new trailer highlights the fans from all over that enjoy the title and how people can play differently. The game is all about working as a team, obviously, but takes it to new heights.
In NHL 16, you play together and win together. When you step on to the ice to play as one, amazing things happen. Plays are remembered, legacies are built, and hockey lore is written by the teams willing to put it all on the line, shift after shift. Because no matter how great an individual is, a great team will always triumph. After all, there’s no “I” in hockey.
The trailer of course features a few stars. Kevin Smith has been known to be a big hockey fan so it's cool to see him get in on the fun! NHL 16 comes out next Tuesday, »
- email@example.com (Dustin Spino)
The week is strong with the Hollywood idea that one good movie will keep your career going endlessly. M. Night Shyamalan in back this weekend with The Visit, a fairly goofy-looking found footage horror flick about grandparents gone wrong, and now Kevin Smith is teasing the production of Mallrats 2.
Apparently, the film will be shooting in January, and Smith has found his mall. The Exton Square Mall in Pennsylvania will, for whatever reason, be the home to a slew of returning actors. The story goes that Jason Lee, Jeremy London, Ethan Suplee, Shannen Doherty, Michael Rooker, Renee Humphrey, Joey Lauren Adams, Sven-Ole Thorsen, Scott Mosier, Bryan Johnson, and many more will be in the film, with Smith, naturally, returning as Silent Bob.
Here’s what Smith had to say on Facebook –
We found our Mall, y’all! This January, the @extonsquaremall in Exton, Pa will star in #Mallrats 2! @jayandsilentbob are coming to Chester County! »
- Marc Eastman
Back in May, writer-director Kevin Smith revealed that he had finished the script for his sequel to Mallrats, entitled MallBrats, with most of the main cast from the original comedy already confirmed to return. That was the last update we had on the project, until today, when Kevin Smith announced that filming will begin in January 2016, at the Exton Square Mall in Exton, Pennsylvania. Here's what the filmmaker had to say on his official Facebook page.
"We found our Mall, y'all! This January, the @extonsquaremall in Exton, Pa will star in ‪#‎Mallrats‬ 2! @jayandsilentbob are coming to Chester County! Big thanks to financiers StarStream, who found the mall & the money! They're making this ‪#‎MR2‬ dream come true!"
You may recall that, back in April, Kevin Smith revealed MallBrats would be his next movie, with production slated to begin in late 2015, as opposed to the original plan, where the sequel would shoot »
A chance encounter following a grim medical diagnosis connects a woman named Magda (Cruz) with soccer star Arturo (Luis Tosar) who is, himself, dealing with unspeakable loss. Together, they raise her son while grappling with the realities of their situations. [Source: Deadline]
StarStream is financing the project which is expected to feature the return of Jason Lee, Jeremy London, Ethan Suplee, Shannen Doherty, Michael Rooker, Renee Humphrey, Joey Lauren Adams, Sven-Ole Thorsen, Scott Mosier, Bryan Johnson, Walt Flanagan, Brian O'Halloran, Claire Forlani, Jason Mewes and Smith himself on screen. »
- Garth Franklin
There’s a new poster for the James Bond film Spectre, and a couple new banners as well. Check those out below, along with these other stories: Selena Gomez joins Neighbors 2, and Patrick Dempsey joins Bridget Jones’s Baby, Kevin Smith has found his new mall for Mallrats 2, Titles for Ash vs Evil Dead episodes […]
- Russ Fischer
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