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Annapurna Pictures Supercut Celebrates ‘The Master,’ ‘Spring Breakers’ and More Hits — Watch

30 March 2017 12:16 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Annapurna Pictures founder Megan Ellison has released a supercut highlighting everything the company has done since its foundation in 2011. The 131-second-long reel is a celebration of the company’s great accomplishments in its mere six years of existence.

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The clip opens with Joaquin Phoenix in his role of Freddie Quell in Paul Thomas Anderson’s 2012 drama “The Master.” Jessica Chastain makes an appearance in John Hillcoat’s crime drama “Lawless,” which also stars Shia LeBouf, Tom Hardy and Jason Clarke. The reel also includes scenes from “20th Century Woman,” starring Annette Bening; “Sausage Party;” “Spring Breakers,” starring James Franco, Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Benson; and much more.

Read More: Annapurna Pictures To Launch Distribution and Marketing Division with Kathryn Bigelow’s ‘Untitled Detroit Project

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Andrew Dominik to Direct Tom Hardy in ‘War Party’

16 March 2017 12:58 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Courtesy of backing from Netflix, it was thought Andrew Dominik‘s next film would be his long-in-the-works Marilyn Monroe biopic Blonde. However, with the struggle to find a leading actress, the film looks to be put on hold in favor of a new drama, once again in a Netflix deal (which, every new day, seems to be a recurring phrase around these parts).

The project is War Party, a Ridley Scott-produced adventure film that will find Tom Hardy starring as a real-life Navy Seal. Although not a great deal more is known about the next film by The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford director, he co-write the script with Harrison Query, who has written the yet-to-be-produced Honor for Sale that John Hillcoat is attached to direct.

As for Dominik, this presumably action-oriented project based on a true story — which Netflix beat Amazon, Universal, and Lionsgate »

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Black Mirror season 4: Charlie Brooker discusses his "worrisome" predictions

8 March 2017 4:21 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Kirsten Howard Apr 12, 2017

Charlie Brooker is hoping that nothing in season 4 of Black Mirror comes true. Strong language ahead for those of a sensitive nature.

It hasn't escaped Charlie Brooker's attention that his show Black Mirror, which now has a new home on Netflix and a budget to match, tends to have a habit of coming true in certain cases. 

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There was second season tale The Waldo Moment, which seemed to obliquely predict the rise of Donald Trump, series opener The National Anthem, which was one of the first references made during then-Prime Minister David Cameron's 2015 'Piggate' scandal, and all the other "oh my god, that is So Black Mirror" bits and bobs that have cropped up since, like the recent app Peeple that lets you rate, well, people - which didn't work »

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Black Mirror Season 4 Taps Triple 9’s John Hillcoat As New Details Surface

21 February 2017 1:25 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

From The Road to Lawless to star-studded crime saga Triple 9, John Hillcoat is a director that specializes in the art of crafting dark, engrossing stories around deeply human characters, even if the latter two movies aren’t talked about in the same breath as his adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s apocalyptic masterclass – and rightfully so.

Since orchestrating a melange of crooked criminals and equally crooked cops in Triple 9, there’s been nary a mention of Hillcoat’s next project, but it seems The Tracking Board (via /Film) has today brought an end to that admittedly brief radio silence. Sources close to Ttb now claim the writer-director has climbed on board to direct an episode of Black Mirror season 4, Charlie Brooker and Netflix’s jet-black anthology series that examines far-future technology through a very particular, and often crushingly bleak, lens. The episode, rumored to be titled “Crocodile,” will purportedly focus on two female protagonists, »

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‘Black Mirror’ Season 4 Brings Director John Hillcoat Into the Fold as New Details Are Revealed

21 February 2017 12:00 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

When we were assembling our list of favorite moments of 2016, it was decided late in the process to exclude television and focus solely on movies. The decision was made to keep the list manageable, but it also meant we didn’t get a chance to pay tribute to the third season of the science fiction anthology […]

The post ‘Black Mirror’ Season 4 Brings Director John Hillcoat Into the Fold as New Details Are Revealed appeared first on /Film. »

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