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The Border

Tony Richardson’s look at corruption in the border patrol service is both sensational and insightful, and Jack Nicholson gives a committed performance as a downtrodden functionary who finds himself in a major moral and humanitarian catastrophe. The problem is still there today, with no consensus on the right diagnosis or solution. The action melodrama costars Harvey Keitel & Valerie Perrine, and introduces (to the U.S.) the impressive Elpidia Carrillo.

The Border (1982)

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1982 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 108 min. / Street Date January 22, 2018 / available from Powerhouse Films UK / £14.99

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Harvey Keitel, Valerie Perrine, Warren Oates, Elpidia Carrillo, Shannon Wilcox, Manuel Viescas, Jeff Morris, Lonny Chapman, Alan Fudge.

Cinematography: Ric Waite, Vilmos Zsigmond

Film Editor: Robert K. Lambert

Original Music: Ry Cooder

Written by Deric Washburn, Walon Green, David Freeman

Produced by Edgar Bronfman Jr.

Directed by Tony Richardson

It’s no surprise that Tony Richardson’s 1982 The Border is indeed more relevant now,
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RoboCop: looking ahead to its planned "direct sequel"

Ryan Lambie Jan 24, 2018

Writer Ed Neumeier's working on a "direct sequel" to RoboCop. So what can we expect? We take a look at the possibilities..

"Don't worry Lewis," a RoboCop told his injured partner back in 1987, "They'll fix you. They fix everything."

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It's another quotable line in a movie full of them, which is partly why director Paul Verhoeven's violent, subversive sci-fi film's still regarded as a classic more than three decades later. But the line also has a poignant edge, particularly in Robo actor Peter Weller's reading of it: science brought the fatally wounded officer Alex Murphy back from the dead, but only as another of Ocp's consumer products. RoboCop's therefore as much about Murphy reclaiming his humanity as it is about quotable lines and shooting bad guys.

In the wake of RoboCop's success, there was something else
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RoboCop 2

It’s ugly, it’s violent, it’s graphic novelist Frank Miller’s nasty vision through and through. Scream Factory’s Collector’s Edition brings out the amazing backstory of the production of this stop-motion- intensive first sequel to RoboCop. Druglord Caine is a menace, but we’re just as appalled by the film’s vivid depiction of a greater terror: Predatory Privatization.

RoboCop 2

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1990 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 117 min. / Collector’s Edition / Street Date March 21, 2011 / 34.93

Starring: Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Dan O’Herlihy, Robert DoQui, Tom Noonan, Gabriel Damon, Belinda Bauer, Felton Perry.

Cinematography: Mark Irwin

Production Design: Peter Jamison

Original Music: Leonard Rosenman

Special Effects: Phil Tippett, Rob Bottin, Peter Kuran, Rocco Gioffre.

Written by Frank Miller, Walon Green from characters created by Edward Neumeier, Michael Miner

Produced by Jon Davison

Directed by Irvin Kershner

I wish I could say that 1990’s RoboCop 2 has been
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Emmy Awards 2016 exclusive: National Geographic campaign and category placement sneak peek

Emmy Awards 2016 exclusive: National Geographic campaign and category placement sneak peek
In a Gold Derby exclusive, we have learned the category placements of the key Emmy Awards contenders for the National Geographic Channel. Last year, the network scored major nominations for "Killing Jesus" (Best TV Movie) and "StarTalk with Neil Degrasse Tyson" (Best Informational Series or Special). Below, see the list of Nat Geo submissions across all categories for 2016. (Please note: Performers not included below may well be submitted by their personal reps.) Subscribe to Gold Derby Breaking News Alerts & Experts’ Latest Emmy Predictions -Break- TV Movie "Saints And Strangers" Movie/Limited Series Actor - Vincent Kartheiser Movie/Limited Series Supporting Actor - Ron Livingston, Ray Stevenson, Raoul Trujillo Movie/Limited Series Supporting Actress - Anna Camp Movie/Limited Series Directing - Paul A. Edwards Movie/Limited Series Writing - Seth Fisher, Walon Green, Chip Johannessen, Eric Overmyer Docume...
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Full list of winners from the 2016 WGA Awards

With the Academy Awards fast approaching, the Writers Guild of America handed out its 2016 honours last night, with Spotlight claiming the WGA Award for Best Original Screenplay, and The Big Short received the award for Best Adapted Screenplay.

Alex Gibney’s Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief was award Best Documentary Screenplay, while on the TV side of things there were successes for Mad Men (Drama Series), Veep (Comedy Series), Mr. Robot (New Series), Better Call Saul (Episodic Drama) and Silicon Valley (Episodic Comedy).

Check out a full list of the winners here…

Original Screenplay

Spotlight

Written by Josh Singer & Tom McCarthy; Open Road Films

Adapted Screenplay

The Big Short

Screenplay by Charles Randolph and Adam McKay; Based on the Book by Michael Lewis; Paramount Pictures

Documentary Screenplay

Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief

Written by Alex Gibney; HBO Documentary Films

Drama Series

Mad Men, Written by Lisa Albert,
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Writers Guild Of America awards nominees revealed

The 2016 Writers Guild of America awards winners have been announced. In the original screenplay category Steven Spielberg’s Bridge Of Spies will be going up against the likes of Sicario, Spotlight, Straight Outta Compton and Trainwreck, while the adapted screenplay sees The Big Short compete against Carol, The Martian, Steve Jobs and Trumbo.

The awards also take in documentary material, and television productions. You can see the rest of the nominations below.

Screenplay Nominations

Original Screenplay

Bridge of Spies, Written by Matt Charman and Ethan Coen & Joel Coen; DreamWorks Pictures

Sicario, Written by Taylor Sheridan; Lionsgate

Spotlight, Written by Josh Singer & Tom McCarthy; Open Road Films

Straight Outta Compton, Screenplay by Jonathan Herman and Andrea Berloff; Story by S. Leigh Savidge & Alan Wenkus and Andrea Berloff; Universal Pictures

Trainwreck, Written by Amy Schumer; Universal Pictures

Adapted Screenplay

The Big Short, Screenplay by Charles Randolph and Adam McKay; Based on the
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Nominations For The 68th Annual Writers Guild Of America Awards

The Writers Guild of America has just announced the nominations for their annual awards for Best Screenplays (by writers who are guild signatories). That’s right, before you get nervous thinking that your favorite may have been left off the list, you must remember that the WGA is the group that is not all-inclusive and leaves out several of the top contenders each year due to them not being part of the guild or not following their very specific rules. For this reason, you won’t see Inside Out, The Hateful Eight, and Ex Machina in the Original Screenplay category or Room, Brooklyn, or Anomalisa in the Adapted screenplay category.

Taking a look at what’s left over for the nominations, we find many that were expected to make a showing, including Spotlight and Bridge of Spies for Original Screenplay, though they apparently had to sink to really low depths
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Here Are the 2015 WGA Awards TV Nominations

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The Writers Guild of America announced some of its nominees for its 2015 awards on Thursday, including television, new media, and radio, and among the TV nominees are series both new and old, and all beloved.

In the comedy series category, freshman Netflix show "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" scored a nomination for best series, as well as an overall best new series nod. "The Last Man on Earth" also landed in that latter category, and was singled out for its pilot episode writing, too.

On the drama side of the equation, lauded "Breaking Bad" spinoff "Better Call Saul" also got best series and best new series nominations, in addition to a an episode writing nod. Newly-minted Emmy winner "Game of Thrones" also scored a best drama citation, as well as an episodic writing nomination.

The full list of nominees released this week are below. Nominations in the theatrical and documentary categories will
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‘Better Call Saul,’ ‘Mr. Robot,’ ‘Kimmy Schmidt’ Among WGA TV Nominees

‘Better Call Saul,’ ‘Mr. Robot,’ ‘Kimmy Schmidt’ Among WGA TV Nominees
The Writers Guild of America (WGA) has announced nominees in the fields of television, new media, radio and promotional writing. New shows such as “Better Call Saul,” “Mr. Robot” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” were cited alongside favorites like “Game of Thrones,” “The Americans” and “Veep.”

In the drama series category, “The Americans,” “Better Call Saul,” “Game of Thrones,” “Mad Men” and “Mr. Robot” garnered nominations. For comedy, “Broad City,” “Silicon Valley,” “Transparent,” “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” and “Veep” got the call.

USA Network’s “Mr. Robot” impressed the scribe tribe enough to garner mentions for best new series as well as drama series.

Netflix’s much-praised “Narcos” landed an episodic drama nom for the seg “Explosivos” by Andy Black. HBO’s “The Leftovers” landed a bid for “International Assassin” by Damon Lindelof and Nick Cuse. “Mad Men’s” series finale “Person to Person” grabbed an episodic nom for Matthew Weiner. “The Good Wife
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‘Saints & Strangers’ Cast on Bringing Early American Settlers to Life

As American children are taught in school, in November 1620, the Mayflower arrived in New England’s Provincetown Harbor after 66 days at sea.

This November, National Geographic Channel will go beyond what’s in the history books and delve into the world of the early settlers of that area with the ambitious scripted TV movie “Saints & Strangers.” In anticipation of the premiere, the cabler has released two behind-the-scenes teasers of the making of the miniseries exclusively to Variety.

“Growing up, we learn about the Mayflower and the colonization of America, but we never learn the whole story. The real story is an incredible survival story. ‘Saints & Strangers’ is the opportunity to tell the world about our country,” said executive producer Gina Matthews.

With an ensemble cast that includes “Mad Men’s” Vincent Kartheiser as “moral compass” of Plymouth colony William Bradford, “Pitch Perfect’s” Anna Camp as his wife Dorothy and
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TV Review: ‘Killing Jesus’

TV Review: ‘Killing Jesus’
Bill O’Reilly’s “Killing” series brings its most inherently commercial title — “Killing Jesus” — to National Geographic Channel, and at least with this topic, nobody needs to worry about O’Reilly claiming to have been there. Produced by Ridley Scott’s company, an outfit that’s no stranger to epics, the production lends a straightforward quality to the story, and takes its name seriously, squarely focusing on the circumstances and scheming that surround Christ’s death. Along the way there are discreet miracles, but this represents a more historical approach to material that’s currently arriving in abundance, a byproduct of History’s success with “The Bible.”

Compared with other recent depictions of Jesus, this one — directed by Christopher Menaul from an adaptation by Walon Green — is perhaps most notably characterized by restraint. So while covering a good deal of ground, the filmmakers don’t linger over the ordeal of the Crucifixion in the way,
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'Killing Jesus' Exclusive: First look at NatGeo's Jesus, Pilate and more

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'Killing Jesus' Exclusive: First look at NatGeo's Jesus, Pilate and more
Back in late October, I spent three days hovering in the corners of The Temple in Jerusalem, or at least perched to the sides of an elaborate set in Ouarzazate, Morocco watching production on National Geographic's "Killing Jesus." I saw Haaz Sleiman's Jesus cast out some money lenders, watched Rufus Sewell's Caiaphas try to stir a mob against Jesus and witnessed Kelsey Grammer in priestly robes go up and down the same set of steps a dozen times.  The third NatGeo adaptation from Bill O'Reilly's "Killing" series was directed by Christopher Menual and written by Walon Green and its cast is about as eclectic as one could possibly imagine, featuring Vampire Bill (Stephen Moyer as Pontius Pilate), Gimli (John Rhys-Davies as Annas), Sloan (Emmanuelle Chriqui as Herodias) and NBC Motorcycle Doctor (Eoin Macken as Herod Antipas). I'll have much more on "Killing Jesus" as we get closer the Sunday,
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Aussie actor cast in Killing Jesus

Dan Mor is in Morocco for six weeks playing an enforcer to King Herod in Killing Jesus, a four-hour miniseries that stars Kelsey Grammer, Stephen Moyer, Rufus Sewell and John Rhys Davies.

The Scott Free production for the National Geographic Channel is based on the book Killing Jesus: A History by Bill O.Reilly and Martin Dugard, adapted by Walon Green.

Grammer (Frasier, Boss) portrays Herod, the Roman King of Judea, who attempted to kill Jesus at his birth.

True Blood.s Moyer is Pontius Pilate, the Roman governor who ordered Jesus. crucifixion, Sewell is Caiaphas, the high priest and conspirator in Jesus. death.

Rhys Davies is Annas, another high priest who first questioned Jesus and his teachings, and Entourage.s Emmanuelle Chriqui is Herodia, ex-wife of Herod II.. Haaz Sleiman (Nurse Jackie, Covert Affairs) portrays the title character.

Mor is cast as Sillaeus, first seen as a young
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Killing Jesus Adaptation Gains Kelsey Grammer And Stephen Moyer

The National Geographic Channel is switching its attentions from the assassinations of presidents, to the assassination of religious figures – with a four hour mini-series adaptation of the 2013 book Killing Jesus, by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. As the follow-up to the successful TV versions of their earlier books, Killing Lincoln and Killing Kennedy, the project will be written and executive produced by Walon Green (Law & Order: Criminal Intent), with Christopher Menaul (Summer In February) in the director’s chair.

This re-telling of the life and death of Jesus is set against the backdrop of intense conflict within the Roman Empire, and will now star multiple Emmy award-winner Kelsey Grammer (The Expendables 3) as King Herod – “the unrelenting and ambitious Roman King of Judea, who attempted to kill Jesus at his birth.” Stephen Moyer (True Blood) will feature as Pontius Pilate – the fifth prefect of Judaea, and the man who ordered the crucifixion of Jesus.
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Full Cast Of "Killing Jesus" Revealed

Kelsey Grammer will play King Herod and Stephen Moyer will play Pontius Pilate in the upcoming four-hour miniseries adaptation of Bill O'Reilly's book "Killing Jesus" for the National Geographic Channel.

The film chronicles the life of Jesus, played by Haaz Sleiman ("The Visitor"), at a time of intense political and social and conflict in the Roman Empire that ultimately led to his death. "Law & Order" veteran Walon Green is tapped to write and executive produce the project.

Also onboard are Rufus Sewell as Caiaphas, Abhin Galeya as John the Baptist, Emmanuelle Chriqui as Herodia, Stephanie Leonidas as Salome, Eoin Macken as Antipas, John Rhys Davies as Annas, Aneurin Barnard as James, Vernon Dobtcheff as Isaiah, Tamsin Egerton as Claudia, John Lynch as Nicodemus, Joe Doyle as Judas, Alexis Rodney as Simon.

Ridley Scott, David Zucker and Mary Lisio will also executive produce and Chris Menaul will direct. Filming begins this Fall.
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Kelsey Grammer, Stephen Moyer to star in National Geographic's 'Killing Jesus' TV movie

Kelsey Grammer, Stephen Moyer to star in National Geographic's 'Killing Jesus' TV movie
Kelsey Grammer and Stephen Moyer will star in National Geographic's Killing Jesus, EW has confirmed. The film, based on the 2013 book by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard, will follow Jesus' life in the period of political and social turmoil in the Roman Empire that ultimately results in his death. Grammer will play King Herod while Moyer will play Pontius Pilate, the Roman governor who sentenced Jesus' crucifixion. Haaz Sleiman will play Jesus. The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news. "The film Killing Jesus will break new ground in chronicling the life of the most famous human being who ever lived,
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Kelsey Grammar, Stephen Moyer to star in National Geographic's 'Killing Jesus' TV movie

Kelsey Grammar, Stephen Moyer to star in National Geographic's 'Killing Jesus' TV movie
Kelsey Grammar and Stephen Moyer will star in National Geographic's Killing Jesus, EW has confirmed. The film, based on the 2013 book by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard, will follow Jesus' life in the period of political and social turmoil in the Roman Empire that ultimately results in his death. Grammar will play King Herod while Moyer will play Pontius Pilate, the Roman governor who sentenced Jesus' crucifixion. Haaz Sleiman will play Jesus. The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news. "The film Killing Jesus will break new ground in chronicling the life of the most famous human being who ever lived,
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Kelsey Grammer, Stephen Moyer Join Cast of National Geographic Channel’s ‘Killing Jesus’

Kelsey Grammer, Stephen Moyer Join Cast of National Geographic Channel’s ‘Killing Jesus’
Kelsey Grammer and Stephen Moyer have joined the cast of National Geographic Channel’s telepic “Killing Jesus,” from Scott Free Productions.

Grammer (“Partners”) will star as King Herod, unrelenting Roman King of Judea. Moyer (“True Blood”) will play Pontius Pilate, the Roman governor who ordered Jesus’ crucifixion.

John Rhys Davies (“Indiana Jones”), Haaz Sleiman (“The Visitor”) and Emmanuelle Chriqui (“Entourage”), also star, with other cast members including Rufus Sewell (“Hercules”), Eoin Macken (“The Night Shift”), Abhin Galeya (“The Bill”), Stephanie Leonidas (“Defiance”), Aneurin Bernard (“The White Queen”), Vernon Dobtcheff (“Before Sunset”), Tamsin Egerton (“The Look of Love”), John Lynch (“Sliding Doors”) and Alexis Rodney (“Guardians of the Galaxy”).

Based on the book by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard, the film will chronicle the life of Jesus of Nazareth through the retelling of political, social and historical conflicts during the Roman Empire surrounding his death.

Killing Jesus” is set to begin filming this fall,
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‘Killing Jesus': Christopher Menaul to Direct National Geographic Telepic

‘Killing Jesus': Christopher Menaul to Direct National Geographic Telepic
Christopher Menaul has signed on to direct National Geographic’s upcoming TV event “Killing Jesus” by Scott Free Productions.

The three-hour television event, based on the global best-selling book by Bill O’Reilly, is currently in pre-production and is scheduled to begin shooting this fall.

“I’m thrilled to be joining the teams at National Geographic Channel and Scott Free to bring ‘Killing Jesus’ to life,” Menaul said. “We’re already hard at work in pre-production, and feel confident we can repeat the incredible worldwide success of the previous two films in this franchise.”

The teleplay from Oscar and Emmy award-winning screenwriter Walon Green follows the life and death of Jesus of Nazareth. Executive producers include O’Reilly, Ridley Scott, David Zucker, Mary Lisio, Teri Weinberg, Charlie Parsons and National Geographic’s executive vice president of programming and strategy Heather Moran.

“Finding a new way to tell this extraordinary story
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Christopher Menaul to Direct Bill O'Reilly's ‘Killing Jesus’ for Nat Geo

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Christopher Menaul to Direct Bill O'Reilly's ‘Killing Jesus’ for Nat Geo
Nat Geo Channel and Scott Free Productions have signed Christopher Menaul to direct “Killing Jesus,” a three-hour TV event based on the best-selling book by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard. “Killing Jesus” is expected to premiere globally on National Geographic Channel in 2015 in 171 countries and 45 languages, and in Spanish on Nat Geo Mundo. The TV film is currently in pre-production, and is scheduled to begin shooting this fall with a teleplay from Oscar and Emmy award-winning screenwriter Walon Green. See video: Stephen Colbert Defends Bill O'Reilly: Of Course God Told Him to Write ‘Killing Jesus’ Menaul has worked extensively in television for more.
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