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Scott Frank's "Godless" Comes To Netflix

5 February 2016 1:50 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Scott Frank, the writer behind such films as "Minority Report" and "Get Shorty," has revealed on the The Moment podcast (via The Playlist) that his long in the works western project "Godless" is getting a retooling.

Frank has been trying to get the 1888-set tale made as a film for years with the likes of Steven Soderbergh, Sam Mendes and David Fincher all sought at one point or another to take the helm. As it hasn't happened, he's now reconceived the idea into something else - Netflix's first mini-series:

"I had the idea in 2000. And then I started researching it and I wrote it in 2002-3. What I'm doing now is expanding it into six hours. It was a three hour script. And it will be Netflix's first official, in-house, miniseries. I'm directing all six, and the goal is to start shooting sometime in July."

Frank previously said the plot »

- Garth Franklin

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Spectre gets the Honest Trailer treatment

5 February 2016 12:00 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Screen Junkies has released an Honest Trailer for James Bond’s latest big screen adventure Spectre; which we have for you here…

See Also: Spectre set for Blu-ray release in February, special features revealed

See Also: Watch previous Honest Trailers here

Spectre sees Sam Mendes (Skyfall) directing Bond veterans Daniel Craig as James Bond, Rory Kinnear as Tanner, Ben Whishaw as Q, Naomie Harris as Eve Moneypenny, Ralph Fiennes as M and Jesper Christensen as Mr. White, alongside franchise newcomers Andrew Scott (Pride) as Denbigh, Lea Seydoux (Blue is the Warmest Colour) as Madeleine Swann, Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy) as Mr. Hinx, Monica Bellucci (The Sorcerer’s Apprentice) as Lucia Sciarra, Stephanie Sigman (The Bridge) as Estrella and Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained) as Oberhauser.

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- Gary Collinson

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Scott Frank Says His Long Developing Western 'Godless' Will Be A 6-Hour Netflix Miniseries

4 February 2016 10:58 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

If you need your daily reminder to never give up on your dreams, today's lesson comes from Scott Frank. The writer/director has no shortage of terrific credits to his name ("Minority Report," "Out Of Sight," "The Lookout," "Get Shorty"), but for over a decade, he's been looking to get his 1888-set western "Godless" made, in particular convincing directors to take it on, including Steven Soderbergh. Read More: Review: 'A Walk Among The Tombstones' Starring Liam Neeson And Dan Stevens "He didn't want to shoot people on horses," Frank told us in 2014 about Soderbergh turning down the gig, also adding that Sam Mendes had looked at the project too. "I begged him to direct it. And by the way —that's happened twice now. I wasn't going to direct 'The Lookout.' I had gone through two other directors, and the last one was [David] Fincher. When he left, I »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Scott Frank Says His Long Developing Western 'Godless' Will Be A 6-Hour Netflix Miniseries

4 February 2016 10:58 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

If you need your daily reminder to never give up on your dreams, today's lesson comes from Scott Frank. The writer/director has no shortage of terrific credits to his name ("Minority Report," "Out Of Sight," "The Lookout," "Get Shorty"), but for over a decade, he's been looking to get his 1888-set western "Godless" made, in particular convincing directors to take it on, including Steven Soderbergh. Read More: Review: 'A Walk Among The Tombstones' Starring Liam Neeson And Dan Stevens "He didn't want to shoot people on horses," Frank told us in 2014 about Soderbergh turning down the gig, also adding that Sam Mendes had looked at the project too. "I begged him to direct it. And by the way —that's happened twice now. I wasn't going to direct 'The Lookout.' I had gone through two other directors, and the last one was [David] Fincher. When he left, I »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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BAFTA La’s Britannia Awards Set Date for Fall Event

3 February 2016 9:01 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The 2016 edition of the Britannia Awards will take place on Friday, October 28, 2016 at the Beverly Hilton. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles (BAFTA La) are amongst the earliest groups to plant their flag on the 2016-17 awards season calendar, making this announcement on Wednesday morning nearly nine months before the event. “We celebrate excellence with laughter, tears and more than a few surprises, in a way only the Brits can,” Kieran Breen, BAFTA Los Angeles Chairman said in a statement. Also Read: Here's Every Change Hollywood Hasn't Made Since #OscarsSoWhite   Honorees Sam Mendes, Harrison Ford, Meryl Streep and. »

- Mikey Glazer

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‘Spectre’ Honest Trailer: Just Watch ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ Again

2 February 2016 3:30 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Though James Bond fans were excited to see what director Sam Mendes did with Spectre after knocking Skyfall out of the park back in 2012, plenty were disappointed when the film finally hit theaters last fall. While this writer didn’t find the film to be downright terrible, mostly enjoying the throwback elements of the story […]

The post ‘Spectre’ Honest Trailer: Just Watch ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ Again appeared first on /Film. »

- Ethan Anderton

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Watch: Honest Trailer For Bond-By-The-Numbers 'Spectre'

2 February 2016 10:16 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

James Bond returned last fall with "Spectre," and the movie has not achieved the commercial success of "Skyfall" nor did it continue the franchise revitalization vibe of "Casino Royale." So what was it? Well, Screen Junkies is here with their latest Honest Trailer to break it all down. Read More: Review: Sam Mendes' 'Spectre,' Starring Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Lea Seydoux & Ralph Fiennes   Calling it quite accurately "Bond-by-the-numbers," the video takes the movie to task for dully running down the expected Bond tropes, including fancy cars, gadgets, catchphrases, and women (or as they call them, "underdeveloped female sex objects" —zing). This Honest Trailer also calls out the predictable Blofeld reveal, as well as the film's penchant for board meetings, briefings, and other stuff you don't want to see in a Bond movie. Check out the Honest Trailer takedown of 007 below. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Full Berlinale International Jury Revealed

2 February 2016 3:55 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

We’ve got just over a week until the 66th Berlin Film Festival kicks off in Germany. We’ll be in Berlin for full coverage of this year’s festival, a first for The Hollywood News.

Today, the full Berlinale International Jury was announced. Meryl Streep will be serving as Jury President this year, and the Berlinale International Jury will decide who will receive the Golden Bear and Silver Bears of the 2016 Berlinale Competition.

Berlinale International Jury 2016

The other members of the International Jury will be actor Lars Eidinger (Germany), film critic Nick James (United Kingdom), photographer Brigitte Lacombe (France), actor Clive Owen (United Kingdom), actress Alba Rohrwacher (Italy) and director Ma?gorzata Szumowska (Poland).

Here’s their respective career essentials.

Meryl Streep, Jury President, USA

Meryl Streep has appeared in over 40 films and is considered one of the world’s most talented and versatile actresses. She has received countless awards and nominations, »

- Paul Heath

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‘The Big Short’ Wins PGA Awards’ Best Picture, Could be One of Few Comedies to Win Best Picture Oscar

25 January 2016 6:00 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Patrick Shanley

Managing Editor

On Saturday evening the PGA Awards presented The Big Short with its top prize, the Darryl F. Zanuck award for best picture. Unlike the previous awards shows this season, such as the Golden Globes or Critics’ Choice Awards, the PGA’s are the first awards this season presented by people who actually make movies. They also have one of the best track records of predicting Oscar success, with 19 of the last 26 Zanuck award winners going on to win the best picture Oscar.

What this all means is that The Big Short has positioned itself as the slight lead dog in a close race for best picture. While a PGA award is a big step in the right direction for the film, it does still have the overwhelming disadvantage of being a comedy competing for best picture. Historically, comedic-skewing films have not performed well with the Academy, »

- Patrick Shanley

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James Bond 007: revisiting Spectre

24 January 2016 6:14 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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We complete our series looking back at the James Bond movies, with a detailed look at Spectre, starring Daniel Craig...

This article contains big spoilers for Spectre and Star Trek Into Darkness.

Daniel Craig’s fourth or Roger Moore’s eighth? The former of course but you get the point. The almost-realistic stylings of early Craig have given way to the full blown pantomime excess of mid-Moore (or late Connery, in fairness). Desert lairs, endless car chases, free-wheelin’ helicopters and indestructible airplanes are all very much back in vogue. The result is a largely enjoyable, extremely silly film which attempts to tie previous Craig outings together at the expense of consistency and logic. There isn’t a plot: more a succession of scenes stitched together. And it still can’t manage a decent finale! Fun but ultimately frivolous. Now who does that remind me of?

The Villain: It’s Blofeld! »

- simonbrew

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New to Streaming: ‘Taxi,’ ‘The Diary of a Teenage Girl,’ ‘Spectre,’ ‘The Godfather Epic,’ and More

22 January 2016 5:15 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit the interwebs. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.

The Diary of a Teenage Girl (Marie Heller)

Writer-director Marie Heller paints an accurate, honest, and vibrant portrait of her young protagonist, Minnie (Bel Powley), in The Diary of a Teenage Girl. With the use of some beautiful hand-drawn animation, an enlightening and funny narration, and Powley’s versatile performance, this is about as intimate as a subjective picture gets. We experience the world as this young girl does. »

- TFS Staff

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Austrian filming incentive tightens entry criteria

21 January 2016 4:18 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Spectre and Fog In August among projects to tap into incentive.

Entry criteria for national and international projects wanting to access Austria’s film incentive programme known as Fisa (Film Location Austria) have been tightened.

The minimum budget threshold for national or international feature film projects has been raised from the previous $1.09m (€1m) to $2.5m (€2.3m), while applications for the automatic support will now only be accepted from documentaries with budgets of $381,000 (€350,000) and above (previously, $218,000/€200,000).

In addition, Fisa’s non-repayable grant will now amount to 20% of the production costs eligible for support (the so-called “Austrian spend“), down from the previous 25%. Meanwhile, service productions will be able to apply for a grant of up to 25% of the local spend.

In case of ‘service productions’, the guidelines specify minimum budgets of $8.7m (€8m) for feature films and $1.09m (€1m) for documentaries, and a minimum €1m eligible spend in Austria.

While there is concern that the tightening of the »

- screen.berlin@googlemail.com (Martin Blaney)

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What's New on TV, Netflix Streaming, Digital, and DVD/Blu-ray This Week: January 18-24

18 January 2016 1:15 PM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's streaming on Netflix, we've got you covered.

New on DVD and Blu-ray

"Straight Outta Compton" Yeah, the Oscars snubbed it for major awards, but who cares what the "Academy" thinks? Bye, Felicia! Critics and audiences loved this bio-drama about the creation of N.W.A., and it's available on Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand January 19. The Blu-ray (and Digital HD, which is already out) includes the Unrated Director's Cut, with 20 additional minutes of the film. Bonus features exclusive to Blu-ray include deleted scenes, feature commentary with director/producer F. Gary Gray, and several behind-the-scenes featurettes on the making of the film.

"Everest"

"Everest," which documents two different expeditions challenged by one of the fiercest snowstorms encountered by man, is out on Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand January 19. The film's all-star cast includes Jake Gyllenhaal, Keira Knightley, »

- Gina Carbone

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Watch: Mashup Highlights Parallels Between Climactic Scene From 'Collateral' & Shanghai Sequence From 'Skyfall'

15 January 2016 9:29 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Growing up it was all about watching a film on mute and pairing it with the perfect album, trying to synchronize a scene or entire movie with a song or full-length record. Nowadays, mashups are ubiquitous, and the similarities between film, art, and music prominently fill up the pages of the web and social media nearly everyday. Read More: Ranked: Every James Bond Film From Best To Worst In this new 6-minute video from Michael McIennan, he concentrates on the visual similarities between the climax to Michael Mann’s thrilling 2004 “Collateral” and the Shanghai sequence of Sam Mendes’ “Skyfall” from 2012. The video is edited so the films transpire at once, with scenes re-ordered, but it serves to highlight the haunting parallel scores and brilliant silhouetted work from inimitable cinematographers Roger Deakins (“Skyfall”) and Dion Beebee (“Collateral”). The mashup is best watched with headphones on as its creator recommends in his introduction; you certainly. »

- Samantha Vacca

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The Penny Dreadful season three trailer lands

13 January 2016 8:30 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The trailer for season three of the hit TV series Penny Dreadful has been released. The Showtime production will return to screens on Sunday May 1st at 10pm Us-est.

Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton and Eva Green return for the new season, which also sees Shazad Latif star as Dr. Henry Jekyll, Simon Russell Beale as Ferdinand Lyle, Christian Camargo as zoologist Dr. Alexander Sweet, Sam Barnet, Jessica Barden, and Perdita Weeks.

Many people are familiar with classic literary characters like Dr. Frankenstein and Dorian Gray. “Penny Dreadful” brings those and other characters into a new light by exploring their origin stories in this psychological thriller that takes place in the dark corners of Victorian London. Sir Malcolm is an explorer who has lost his daughter to the city’s creatures, and he will do whatever is needed to get her back and to right past wrongs. His accomplice, seductive clairvoyant Vanessa Ives, »

- Paul Heath

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Penny Dreadful Season 3 to Premiere on May 1st, New Trailer Revealed

12 January 2016 3:07 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

"This reckoning's a long time coming. I intend to enjoy it." Showtime has released the first trailer for the third season of Penny Dreadful, debuting on Sunday, May 1st at 10:00pm Est.

"When evil spreads, dread comes for all of us. Penny Dreadful returns Sunday, May 1st at 10Pm Et/Pt. Starring Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton and Eva Green."

From the previous press release: "Tony® Award-winning star Patti LuPone (American Horror Story), who guest starred last season as the Cut-Wife, returns as a series regular in the new role of Dr. Seward, an American therapist who treats Vanessa (Eva Green) with an unconventional new approach. Also, this season will add Robert Louis Stevenson's Dr. Henry Jekyll to the lineup of literary characters featured in the show, to be played by Shazad Latif (The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Spooks).

The third season’s nine episodes, premiering on Showtime in 2016 on-air, »

- Derek Anderson

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DGA Awards predictions: Who will win inaugural First-Time Feature Film Director prize?

11 January 2016 3:00 PM, PST | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

The Directors Guild of America will announce the inaugural nominees for the First-Time Feature Film Director Award on Tuesday. DGA board members approved this new category in October 2014 and Steven Spielberg announced it at the February 2015 award ceremony. -Break- Subscribe to Gold Derby Breaking News Alerts & Experts’ Latest Oscar Predictions The guild is no stranger to nominating directorial debuts and has even awarded them every so often with Sam Mendes (“American Beauty”, 1999) being the latest example; he went on to win the Oscar too. More recent newcomers to be nominated include Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris ("Little Miss Sunshine," 2006) and Tony Gilroy (“Michael Clayton”, 2007).  Among those likeliest to contend for this new award is Laszlo Nemes, who is the only first-time director ever to have his film screen in the main competition at the Cannes Film Festival. &ldqu »

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Star Wars beats The Revenant, nears $80 million at the Australian Bo

10 January 2016 2:53 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Daisy Ridley and John Boyega in Star Wars: The Force Awakens . Star Wars: The Force Awakens might have beaten Avatar for the all-time Bo crown at the North American box office after only 20 days in release, but the J.J. Abrams-directed blockbuster still has a long way to go in Australia. . On 323 screens and in its fourth week of release, Star Wars is about to crack $80 million, with takings of $79,878,824 by the end of Sunday.. . Avatar had taken $115,600,481 by the end of its 2009 run. . The return of Han and Leia outpaced Alejandro González Iñárritu's The Revenant in its first week of release. . Starring Leonardo Dicaprio and Tom Hardy as fur trappers determined to do one another in, The Revenant opened on 216 screens with a cume of $4,012,578, less than Star Wars' weekend gross of $4,893,166, which was down 46 percent from last week.. . Coming in third was the Tina Fey-Amy Poehler comedy Sisters, »

- Harry Windsor

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Spectre Stalks Home VIdeo with February 9 Release

9 January 2016 9:22 AM, PST | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Los Angeles, CA (January 5, 2016) –The 24th James Bond adventure Spectre, from Albert R. Broccoli’s Eon Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Sony Pictures Entertainment, will be available to own on Digital HD™ January 22, and  on Blu-ray™ & DVD February 9 it was announced today by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

Taking in more than $850 million (Usd) worldwide, Spectre dominated the worldwide box-office making it one of the most successful Bond movies ever, shattering records in nearly every market it was released, led by a historic performance in the UK.  The latest installment from one of the longest-running film franchises in history gives fans never-before shared insight into the complexities that made James Bond the man he is today.

In Spectre, a cryptic message from the past sends James Bond (Daniel Craig) on a rogue mission to Mexico City and eventually Rome, where he meets Lucia Sciarra (Monica Bellucci), the beautiful »

- Robert Greenberger

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Here's Why Leonardo DiCaprio Could Finally Win an Oscar for The Revenant

8 January 2016 12:45 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

How badly does Leonardo DiCaprio want that Oscar? Three words: raw bison liver. That's right, the actor munched on a real bison liver for a scene in The Revenant, opening wide on Jan. 8. When you're willing to spend nine months of your life on a film shoot, freezing your tuchus off for the pleasure of gnawing on raw offal in director Alejandro Iñárritu's esteemed presence, you want an Oscar like people in hell want ice water. Which isn't to say that Leo doesn't have a right to be thirsty. After all, he's been nominated for the golden guy four times, »

- Alynda Wheat, @AlyndaWheat

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