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Sundance Film Review: ‘The Discovery’

21 January 2017 1:01 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Following up their delightfully original debut “The One I Love” with a less playful piece of speculative fiction, writer-director Charlie McDowell and co-scenarist Justin Lader suggest the unexpected, even disastrous consequences that might arise if mankind were to receive definitive proof that there is an afterlife. Though “The Discovery” starts out with a great premise, its mystery dissipates over a somewhat tepid course as the concept ultimately heads in a direction we’ve seen many times before, and depends overmuch on chemistry that fails to materialize between stars Jason Segel and Rooney Mara. Netflix is releasing the film both to theaters and streaming on March 31; response is likely to be muted.

Long estranged from his father for reasons that emerge later on, neurologist Will (Segel) is nonetheless visiting him now, at a time when the latter has retreated from enormous public controversy. Two years earlier, Dr. Thomas Harbor (Robert Redford »

- Dennis Harvey

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Best of the Week: Sundance Preview, Miles Morales Got a 'Spider-Man' Movie, New 'Logan' Trailers and More

20 January 2017 11:00 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

The Important News Spider-Man: Miles Morales will be the version of Spider-Man in Sony's non-mcu animated feature. DC Extended Universe: Dwayne Johnson will get his own Black Adam spinoff. Tom Cruise, Ryan Reynolds and others are on the shortlist for Green Lantern Corps. Star Wars: Lucasfilm announced they will not have a digital Carrie Fisher in Star Wars: Episode IX James Bond: Tom Hardy could be the next 007 and he wants Christopher Nolan to direct. Sequels: The Eastern Promises follow-up Body Cross is shooting this Spring. Richard Armitage joined Ocean's Eight. Guillermo del Toro is polling fans on the Hellboy III demand. Remakes: Kenya Barris is redoing White Men Can't...

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- Christopher Campbell

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Did Donald Trump’s Inaugural Speech Echo ‘Dark Knight Rises’ Villain Bane? (Video)

20 January 2017 2:25 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Earlier Friday, Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States of America. During his speech in Washington D.C., some very perceptive and clever fanboys on social media noticed that the President quoted a comic book villain best known to DC Comics fans as the man who broke the Batman’s back – Bane. pic.twitter.com/dYECwneW1R — Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) January 20, 2017 The President quoted a line from Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight Rises” and promised to give America back to the people, saying “Today we are not merely transferring power from one administration to »

- Umberto Gonzalez

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Inauguration Review: Donald Trump Attacks Past Presidents in Divisive Address No One Needed to See

20 January 2017 11:13 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Much has been made about the connection between Donald Trump and his obsession with ratings, leading many concerned citizens to call for audiences to boycott watching his inauguration. After all, he may not have been able to see the stark drop in attendance outside the U.S. Capital building, but we know he can read a ratings sheet.

In the end, those who didn’t tune in — for whatever reason — made the right choice. What President Donald Trump said during his first presentation as president was meant for his supporters, and even they likely wondered if what they were watching was a campaign speech instead of an inaugural address.

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To begin his 16-minutes of hand-waving elocution, President Trump pulled off a parlor trick befitting a pickpocket’s dexterity, if not a superior orator’s calculated cadence. »

- Ben Travers

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Inauguration Review: Donald Trump Attacks Past Presidents in Divisive Address No One Needed to See

20 January 2017 11:13 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Much has been made about the connection between Donald Trump and his obsession with ratings, leading many concerned citizens to call for audiences to boycott watching his inauguration. After all, he may not have been able to see the stark drop in attendance outside the U.S. Capital building, but we know he can read a ratings sheet.

In the end, those who didn’t tune in — for whatever reason — made the right choice. What President Donald Trump said during his first presentation as president was meant for his supporters, and even they likely wondered if what they were watching was a campaign speech instead of an inaugural address.

Read More: ‘Six’ Review: History Channel Navy Seal Series Wastes Walton Goggins in Formulaic War Story

To begin his 16-minutes of hand-waving elocution, President Trump pulled off a parlor trick befitting a pickpocket’s dexterity, if not a superior orator’s calculated cadence. »

- Ben Travers

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Slamdance Festival: Proud to Be Park City Disrupters

19 January 2017 2:00 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The 23rd annual Slamdance Film Festival kicks off Jan. 20 and runs through Jan. 26 in Park City, with a new crop of rising filmmakers ready to present fresh and energizing work. Created in 1995 by Dan Mirvish, Jon Fitzgerald, Shane Kuhn, and Peter Baxter, Slamdance continues to be a hotbed for new cinematic talent living on the edges of the independent and studio landscape.

“We love disruption of the creative variety,” Baxter says. “We don’t have one particular direction and there’s no hierarchy here. We’re looking for films that defy description, that showcase brave filmmaking, with artists looking ahead to new forms of media and art.”

Throughout the years the festival has grown considerably. There’s a screenplay competition, Slamdance Studios, and Slamdance on the Road, which acts as a mobile theatrical showcase for Slamdance titles. And to hear it from Baxter, it’s an evolutionary process of selecting exciting and challenging worldwide cinema. »

- Nick Clement

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Zack Snyder Offers A Detailed Look At Batman's Cape & Cowl In Justice League

19 January 2017 8:45 AM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

In an age where fans have always kvetched about whether or not the cinematic adaptation matches the books, especially when it comes to costumes, Batman has always soared just below the radar. It's funny to think that fans have lost their minds about things like Superman's red shorts, the size of the arachnid on Spider-Man's chest, or whether or not Thor wears his helmet in the movies, while being totally fine with Batman's suit getting reworked every 15 minutes for the last 38 years. 

Mind you, I'm not saying there should be controversy. I've always been of the mind that filmmakers are perfectly justified in making adjustments, evolutions, and alterations based on what they need for their adaptations. I've just always been amused at the way The Dark Knight seems to be immune from these kinds of conversations.

One area where Batman's suit is constantly being refined is in the cowl, »

- Mario-Francisco Robles

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Oscars 2017: What Are Mel Gibson’s Chances of a Best Director Nomination For ‘Hacksaw Ridge’?

19 January 2017 6:00 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

Mel Gibson on the set of ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ (Courtesy: Lionsgate)

By: Carson Blackwelder

Managing Editor

Mel Gibson has a chance at being nominated in the best director category at the 2017 Oscars for Hacksaw Ridge — but there is definitely some competition. While the 61-year-old multihyphenate has already received nominations at the Critics’ Choice Awards and the Golden Globes, snagging one from the Academy is not certain. How often have directors been gotten those two precursor nominations only to fall short of the all-important Oscar nomination?

Over the course of his lengthy career, Gibson has primarily been an actor. That being said, the New York native has stepped behind the camera and directed five feature films to date: 1993’s The Man Without a Face, 1995’s Braveheart, 2004’s The Passion of the Christ, 2006’s Apocalypto, and 2016’s Hacksaw Ridge — with the announcement of another, Berserker, on the horizon. The most successful of the bunch, »

- Carson Blackwelder

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Dceu: The WB's Bizarre Bookkeeping Strikes Again, As 'Banned' Producer Made $50M on Man Of Steel, More!

17 January 2017 3:17 PM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Something I've touched on many times before is that the accounting offices over at Warner Bros. deserve a closer look. If you follow box office analysis like I do, you'll come across experts in the field making claims like Harry Potter And The Order of The Phoenix actually Lost money for the studio, despite earning $938 million worldwide (I'll include a link to that in the Source). You'll also hear about the idea that Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice needed to make something like $900-$920 million in order to be profitable, meaning the $827M it made actually leaves Warner Bros. in the red!

A new report from The Hollywood Reporter reveals exactly what kinds of practices often lead Warner Bros. to doing anything but "laughing all the way to the bank" when their movies fail critically but seemingly do so well financially. 

Producer Jon Peters, famous in fanboy circles for »

- Mario-Francisco Robles

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‘Future ’38’ Exclusive Clip: A Man Time Travels From 1938 To 2018 to Save The World

17 January 2017 2:08 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Slamdance Film Festival focuses on emerging filmmakers and low-budget independent films. Running parallel to Sundance in Park City, Utah, the festival has premiered films by directors like Christopher NolanMarc ForsterJared Hess, Oren PeliBenh Zeitlin, Seth GordonLynn Shelton and Lena Dunham. Now, the festival is soon upon us and will feature a variety of premieres, including the sci-fi comedy “Future ’38” about a time traveler who must save the world.

Read More: Slamdance 2017: 13 Must-See Films At This Year’s Festival

Filmed in early Technicolor, the film follows a man who time travels from 1938 to 2018 in order to save the world from evil forces. Written and directed by Jamie Greenberg (“Stags”), “Future ’38” celebrates and examines the past techniques of cinema. It stars Betty Gilpin (“Masters of Sex”), Robert John Burke (“Limitless”), Ethan Phillips (“Inside Llewyn Davis”), Sean Young (“Blade Runner”), Tom Riis Farrell (“Sleepless in Seattle”), Sophie von Haselberg »

- Vikram Murthi

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Ryan Reynolds Promises A “Crazy Reaction” If Deadpool Is Nominated For A Best Picture Oscar

17 January 2017 12:30 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

This time last year, Tim Miller’s Deadpool had just begun its second week of general release in theaters, and if someone had told us back then that the first solo outing for the Merc with a Mouth would go on to become one of the most acclaimed superhero movies of all-time, we’d probably have called them crazy. However, that really does appear to be the case.

20th century Fox’s X-Men spinoff was always pretty popular among critics, but the movie has recently gone on to garner some unexpected awards attention, too. Following a couple of key nominations at the Golden Globes, Deadpool also picked up nods for Best Adapted Screenplay from the Writers Guild, and Best Picture from the Producers Guild. This is pretty much unheard of for a comic book movie – particularly an ultra-violent, R-rated anomaly like Deadpool – and as if that wasn’t enough, there »

- Mark Cassidy

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Movie News: Tom Hardy Recommends Christopher Nolan to Direct James Bond; 'Thor: Ragnarok' Likes Big Pumpkins (Photo)

17 January 2017 12:00 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

James Bond: Tom Hardy (Inception, above), rumored to be the next James Bond, declined to talk about that possibility in a new interview, but he endorsed Christopher Nolan as director: "What a fantastic director for a Bond movie. … when you mention someone like Christopher Nolan, that’s a very powerful figure to bring into that world who could bring something new and create something profound -- again." [The Daily Beast]      Fact: Asgardians love pumpkins and gourds. #GourdofThunder #ForAsgourd #GourdiansoftheGalaxy #PensiveActing #ExpensiveActing #DeepInThort Photo by Darryl Jacobsen A photo posted by Taika Waititi (@taikawaititi) on Jan 13, 2017 at 6:47am Pst Thor: Ragnarok: Director Taika Waititi shared...

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- Peter Martin

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How to Identify the Four 'Peak Tom Hardy' Types

17 January 2017 9:46 AM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

He's created a series of performances that have taken advantage of his intensity, his brutish physique and his way around a multi-syllable sentence – and now, Tom Hardy has somehow created a role for himself that feels more Tom Hardy than almost anything else he's done. In Taboo, the new FX series the actor co-created with father Chips Hardy and Peaky Blinders showrunner Steven Knight, he plays gruff protagonist James Delaney, an early 19th-century explorer who returns home to London to find out he's inherited land sought after by the East India Company. »

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Slamdance 2017: 13 Must-See Films At This Year’s Festival

17 January 2017 9:00 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Now well into its second decade, the Slamdance Film Festival is gearing up for its 2017 edition. Mostly taking place at the Treasure Mountain Inn at top of Park City, Utah’s busting Main Street, Slamdance is dedicated to presenting a festival and a community designed “for filmmakers by filmmakers.”

In previous years, projects from directors like Christopher NolanMarc ForsterJared Hess, Oren PeliBenh Zeitlin, Seth GordonLynn Shelton and Lena Dunham have bowed at the festival, and it’s become a fertile — if offbeat — proving ground for fresh talents. This year looks to be yet another banner one for the fest, and as such, we’ve gone on a little trip through the Slamdance slate to dig up some prime possibilities for must-see films (shorts and features!).

Ahead, check out 13 titles we’re »

- Chris O'Falt, David Ehrlich, Graham Winfrey, Jude Dry, Kate Erbland and Steve Greene

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Musical Maestro Hans Zimmer May Return To Superhero Genre After All

17 January 2017 7:39 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

It’s going on 12 months since Hans Zimmer formally announced his retirement from the superhero genre – a decision made in the aftermath of his contribution to Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice – but it seems the German composer has left the door open for a possible return.

Chatting to The West Australian (via Batman-News), Zimmer touched base on his time spent in the genre of costumed heroes, which also spans Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel and The Dark Knight trilogy, before noting that he’d consider another superhero gig providing “somebody comes along with a great idea.”

“It’s true,” Zimmer said of his retirement from superhero films, before adding, “until somebody comes along with a great idea. “How many people have to go write two Batman themes in their lifetime? I needed a break from it. And I needed to categorically say ‘I need a break’.”

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- Michael Briers

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Thierry Fremaux, Marion Cotillard to Be Honored at Lumieres Awards

16 January 2017 11:45 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paris – Thierry Fremaux, the artistic director and general delegate of the Cannes Film Festival, and Oscar-winning actress Marion Cotillard will be honored at the Lumieres Awards, France’s equivalent to the Golden Globes.

The academy of the Lumieres Awards, which is composed of Paris-based members of the foreign press, will pay tribute and hand out honorary awards to Cotillard and Fremaux during the 22nd edition of the ceremony Jan. 30.

Since winning an Oscar, a Golden Globe, a Cesar and a Bafta for her role as Edith Piaf in “La vie en rose,” Cotillard has worked with some of the world’s most talented and acclaimed directors, from Michael Mann (“Public Enemies”) to Woody Allen (“Midnight in Paris”), Christopher Nolan (“Inception,” “Dark Night Rises”), Steven Soderbergh (“Contagion”), James Gray (“The Immigrant”) and Robert Zemeckis (“Allied”). Cotillard also starred in the Dardenne brothers’s “Two Days, One Night” and Xavier Dolan’s »

- Elsa Keslassy

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News Briefs: Tom Hardy Recommends Christopher Nolan to Direct James Bond

16 January 2017 9:30 PM, PST | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

James Bond: Tom Hardy (Inception, above), rumored to be the next James Bond, declined to talk about that possibility in a recent interview, but he endorsed Christopher Nolan as director: "What a fantastic director for a Bond movie. … when you mention someone like Christopher Nolan, that’s a very powerful figure to bring into that world who could bring something new and create something profound -- again." [The Daily Beast]      ...

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Tom Hardy on Whether or Not He’s in Contention to Play James Bond: ‘If I Mention It, It’s Gone’

16 January 2017 2:09 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

It’s looking less and less likely that Daniel Craig will reprise his role as James Bond in the next installment of the long-running spy franchise, and speculation about who might succeed him has run rampant in recent months. Among the presumed contenders is Tom Hardy, who may or may not have just confirmed that he’s in the running by not actually speaking about it.

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“There’s a saying amongst us in the fraternity of acting that if you talk about it you’re automatically out of the race,” he says during an interview with the Daily Beast. “So I can’t possibly comment on that one! If I mention it, it’s gone.” Hardy, whose FX series “Taboo” premiered last week, will next be seen in his “Inception” and “The Dark Knight Rises »

- Michael Nordine

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Tom Hardy Wants to Play James Bond for Director Christopher Nolan

16 January 2017 1:32 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The latest James Bond movie, Spectre, which was the fourth to feature Daniel Craig as 007, came out more than a year ago. Nothing about the next movie in the long-running franchise has been revealed at this time. It isn't even clear if Daniel Craig is going to return, though Sony really wants him to. With that in mind, there have been a lot of names thrown around when it comes to who may replace Craig as the next Bond. Tom Hardy's name has regularly been mentioned, and now it seems like he has personally dumped some fuel on that fire.

The actor recently spoke with The Daily Beast in order to promote his new show Taboo. The subject of those James Bond rumors did come up. Surprisingly, while not actually saying much, he seemed to confirm that he is at the very least interested, but seemingly implied that some »

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Tom Hardy's Interest On Joining Christopher Nolan For A James Bond Film

16 January 2017 11:00 AM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Tom Hardy has had a prolific acting career, and he usually has quite a few projects that he is working on. You may first remember him in his first role from HBO's Band of Brothers where he played John A. Janovec for 2 episodes, from his The Dark Knight Rises role as Bane, Mad Max: Fury Road, or his most recent movie role in The Revenant. This is what is on his plate now:

Star Wars: Episode VIII (post-production) / Stormtrooper - rumored (This interests me highly)Dunkirk / Farrier (post-production)Fonzo / Al Capone (pre-production)Mad Max: The Wasteland / Max Rockatansky (announced)Triple Frontier (pre-production) - rumored

In addition to these films, he is also starring in a FX network series called Taboo that he created with his father, and the synopsis for episode 1 reads:

After being presumed dead, adventurer James Delaney reappears in London seeking vengeance for the death of his father. »

- Drew Carlton

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