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Running the Maze: "Arrival" and the Cinema of Denis Villeneuve

25 February 2017 9:30 AM, PST | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

When we last saw Denis Villeneuve, with 2015's Sicario, Anthony Lane began his review for The New Yorker with a pair of blunt questions: "What does Denis Villeneuve do for fun? Does he know what fun is?" Lane's tone was more bemused than derisive, but he has a point: Villeneuve's cinematic world is grim, full of sickly color tints, sterile or impersonal settings, ominous silences broken by rattling gunfire, a pervasive atmosphere of doom, and protagonists who comport themselves like wide-eyed lambs on their way to the slaughter. After all, his are films where a lonely Emily Blunt can't meet a man at a bar and a bored Jake Gyllenhaal can't rent a movie without both turning into paranoid nightmares. "Sometimes it's best not to know," a weary witness tells the heroine of Villeneuve's Incendies (2010), a time-shifting French-Canadian mystery that picked up an Oscar nod for Best Foreign Film and »

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Entire James Bond Team Wants Daniel Craig Back Says Naomie Harris

24 February 2017 12:50 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Despite the fact that we still have no idea who is actually going to be playing 007 in the next installment of the franchise, it seems like James Bond 25 is moving ahead. We recently reported that the production is in advanced negotiations to shoot in Croatia later this year, which means that the creative team must have a pretty good idea of who is going on a mission for MI6 this time around. According to Daniel Craig's Skyfall and Spectre co-star Naomie Harris, there is a very good chance he will be back for the next James Bond movie.

The 40-year-old actress, who stars in the Oscar-nominated Moonlight and has been playing Moneypenny in James Bond as of late, recently spoke with BBC and the subject of the next installment of the long-standing spy franchise came up. Things have been uncertain since Spectre, with Daniel Craig initially saying that »

- MovieWeb

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A Batman Board Game is Something We Could All Get Behind

24 February 2017 8:00 AM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

With all of the crazy news out of the Batman universe, hearing about a potential board game makes me extremely happy.  Yesterday we posted the Injustice 2 trailer which looks pretty solid.  We already know that Matt Reeves is directing The Batman which will star Ben Affleck.   Hold on a sec.  Let me take a step back and say something. Is it safe to say that Batman will never be the same again without Christopher Nolan at the helm?  I’m just not sure I can ever get behind a Batman movie again unless I know in some way that Nolan

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- Nat Berman

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5 ways Warner Bros can fix the Dceu

24 February 2017 12:59 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The DC Extended Universe has seen better days. After the critical bashing received by both Batman V Superman, and Suicide Squad, rumours are now swirling that Ben Affleck is eager to step away from the clumsy comic book world. This comes after The Flash losing two separate directors in the space of a year, and recent reports that Wonder Woman is also in trouble.

This is all beginning to look like DC’s cinematic universe is crumbling under its own weight, before it has even gotten off the ground. In contrast to the immense excitement and success currently surrounding the Marvel cinematic universe, Warner Bros has a real problem on their hands. Here are five ways that the Dceu can be fixed, before it is broken beyond repair.

5. Let Superman be fun

2013’s Man of Steel was a mixed bag, to say the least. The film scratched the surface of some interesting themes, »

- Ben Read

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Superhero Bits: New Injustice 2 Trailer, Neil Gaiman’s Batman Story, Aquaman Crew & More

23 February 2017 5:00 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Who is the costume designer for Aquaman? Which other Marvel heroes have been inhabited by The Phoenix? How power hungry is Superman in the new Injustice 2 trailer? Want to see a fanmade trailer for a Christopher Nolan directed Nightwing movie with Casey Affleck as The Riddler? What Batman story has Neil Gaiman been working […]

The post Superhero Bits: New Injustice 2 Trailer, Neil Gaiman’s Batman Story, Aquaman Crew & More appeared first on /Film. »

- Ethan Anderton

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Gemma Arterton And Sam Claflin Star In Their Finest

23 February 2017 2:02 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Photo courtesy of Stx Entertainment. Motion Picture Artwork © 2017 Stx Financing, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Photo Credit Ð Nicola Dove

For historical film buffs, 2017 is turning out to feature a treasure trove of WWII films focused on the arduous battle Great Britain faced during the war.

Christopher Nolan’s action thriller Dunkirk is due in theaters July 21, 2017, while Focus Features will release director Joe Wright’s Darkest Hour, starring Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill, on November 24th, 2017.

Now comes the latest film Their Finest. Check out the new trailer below starring Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, and Bill Nighy.

With London emptied of its men now fighting at the Front, Catrin Cole (Gemma Arterton) is hired by the British Ministry of Information as a “slop” scriptwriter charged with bringing “a woman’s touch” to morale-boosting propaganda films. Her natural flair quickly gets her noticed by dashing movie producer Buckley (Sam Claflin) whose »

- Michelle McCue

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Matt Reeves Will Direct "The Batman"

23 February 2017 1:58 PM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Following actor Ben Affleck opting out as director of Warners "The Batman", the studio has now officially signed Matt Reeves ("Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes") to direct the developing stand-alone "Batman" feature:

"There are certain characters who hold a special place in the hearts of millions," said Affleck, still committed to starring in "The Batman", after playing 'Bruce Wayne' in "Batman vs Superman: Dawn Of Justice" and the upcoming "Justice League".

"Performing this role demands focus, passion, and the very best performance I can give...I am still in this, and we are making it...I remain extremely committed to this project, and look forward to bringing this to life for fans around the world.

"...with Batman, I keep on getting, ‘Where’s the fucking Batman?!' 

"We're on the right track with that and everything is coming together...

"I respect all of the movies. Christopher Nolan did an incredible job, »

- Michael Stevens

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Mel Gibson Directing "The Batman" ?

23 February 2017 1:52 PM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Following actor Ben Affleck opting out as director of Warners "The Batman" and the studio concurrently in talks with Oscar winner Mel Gibson about directing "Suicide Squad 2", will Gibson decide to direct the new stand-alone "Batman" feature instead ?:

"There are certain characters who hold a special place in the hearts of millions," said Affleck, still committed to producing and starring in "The Batman", after playing 'Bruce Wayne' in "Batman vs Superman: Dawn Of Justice" and the upcoming "Justice League".

"Performing this role demands focus, passion, and the very best performance I can give...Together with the studio, I have decided to find a partner in a director who will collaborate with me on this massive film. 

"I am still in this, and we are making it, but we are currently looking for a director. I remain extremely committed to this project, and look forward to bringing this to life for fans around the world. »

- Michael Stevens

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'X-Men 2': How Its Action Still Bests the Superhero Movie Competition

23 February 2017 5:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

It's hard to top a classic.

With Logan one week away, it's time to look back at the crowning achievement of the X-Men franchise: 2003's X2: X-Men United. Judging by the reviews, Logan may be able to unseat it as an all-time favorite, but until then, writer and critic Chris Hartwell is taking a closer look at the action of X2 to understand what makes it tick, and he even manages to make a convincing argument as to ways it tops fan favorites like Christopher Nolan's Batman Begins (no easy task). 

Here are just a few of the categories »

- Aaron Couch

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Breaking The Darkness: Exploring Legion Season 1, Episode 3

22 February 2017 8:00 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The third episode of Legion takes us farther into the history of David Haller, the man who is either a schizophrenic, a “mutant,” or both. It opens with three minutes of what would be nonsense on almost any other show, but here, it’s right at home.

David sits on the dock of an opaque pond while someone repeatedly asks, “shall we begin,” the mutants of Summerland begin their day, random images come across the screen (David’s childhood dog, leeches in a tank, and his sister’s apparent kidnapping and interrogation by the sinister Division 3) and the disembodied voice of Melanie Bird’s husband Oliver (Jemaine Clement) tells her a parable. What makes it so odd is that, when the episode opens this way, we still don’t know who Oliver is or why his voice comes from a machine, and we don’t know what many of the images in this montage mean. »

- D.F. Lovett

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi - Filmmakers Shot ‘Key Sequences’ In IMAX

22 February 2017 12:32 PM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

It’s getting harder and harder to get audiences out to the theaters. That’s a fact. Decades ago, heading to the theater was the only way to get your silver screen fix. Even with the advent of VHS, there was nothing quite like heading to your local box office and checking out the latest tentpole flick. However, in the past ten years or so, with the proliferation of HDTVs, surround sound systems, and streaming content, studios have to work harder than ever to get butts in seats.

3D seemed to be the next big thing, and indeed it certainly has had some staying power in movie theaters since it was recently re-introduced to consumers (for better or worse). However, one less gimmicky way to get audiences to leave their homes has also come in the form of IMAX. Not only are these screens bigger than your average screen, but »

- Joseph Medina

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James Bond 25 to Begin Shooting in Croatia This Year?

22 February 2017 10:38 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

It has been well over a year since Spectre hit theaters and in the time since, the James Bond franchise has been on relatively uncertain ground. The only real certainty being that the franchise is going to continue on one way or the other, be it with current 007 Daniel Craig or with a new actor in the iconic role. Despite the seeming uncertainty, James Bond 25 looks like it is on the right track as it has been revealed that the production is looking to film in Croatia, possibly before the end of the year.

The report comes courtesy of the fan site MI6 HQ who are reporting that Eon Productions, the company in charge of the James Bond franchise, is in negotiations to shoot the next installment in Croatia. The news came directly from the mayor of the city of Dubrovnik, who reported at a press conference that was »

- MovieWeb

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Oscar Host Jimmy Kimmel Wanted ‘Deadpool’ Nominated for Best Picture

21 February 2017 10:54 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In selecting this year’s best picture nominations, the Academy overlooked many of the highest-grossing hits of 2016, such as “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” and “Finding Dory.”

But disappointed fanboys can at least take comfort in knowing that Oscar host Jimmy Kimmel is equally bummed that “Deadpool,” the 20th Century Fox tentpole starring Ryan Reynolds as a disfigured anti-hero, got snubbed by voters.

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“I would have liked to have seen ‘Deadpool’ get nominated,” Kimmel said in this week’s Variety cover story, as he gears up for Sunday’s show. “I do think there’s a certain type of movie that’s not considered for awards. It’s a shame, because there’s nothing serious about the movies; they’re an escape.”

“I think comedies are also underappreciated,” Kimmel added. “There’s »

- Ramin Setoodeh

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Matt Damon vs. Ben Affleck: Film Critics Are Forced to Pick a Favorite — IndieWire Critics Survey

21 February 2017 10:15 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of film and TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Monday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best film in theaters right now?”, can be found at the end of this post.)

From “School Ties” to “Live By Night” and this weekend’s “The Great Wall,” Ben Affleck and Matt Damon have each — for better and worse — left a considerable and ever-increasing footprint in the cultural landscape. But while the world is wide enough for both of them, our hearts are not. And so, we forced our panel of critics to choose: Ben Affleck or Matt Damon?

There can be only one.

Charles Bramesco (@intothecrevasse), Freelance with Rolling Stone, Vulture, Vox

This is a toughie. In terms of looks, both Matt Damon and Ben Affleck’s faces remind me of between forty and fifty of my least-favorite classmates during »

- David Ehrlich

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Daniel Craig Is Second Longest-Serving James Bond in 007 History

20 February 2017 10:26 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The future of the James Bond franchise is a bit uncertain right now, but we can be certain it will continue. Currently, Daniel Craig is still the man playing 007 until he officially declares that he won't be back for the next installment. That being the case, he just hit a major milestone today, becoming the second longest-serving actor to play James Bond in the history of the franchise.

According to NME, Daniel Craig has now been playing James Bond for 4,147 days. That puts him just ahead of Pierce Brosnan, who played 007 in four movies, which spanned a grand total of 4,146 days. Craig first played the iconic spy in 2006's Casino Royale, which served as a total reboot of the franchise and is considered by many to be one of the best James Bond movies ever made. The 48-year-old actor also has the distinction of starring in the only Bond movie »

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Daniel Craig becomes the second-longest serving Bond

20 February 2017 10:14 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We still don’t know if he’ll be picking up the Walther Ppk for another outing, but as of today Daniel Craig has officially became the second-longest serving James Bond, having spent 4,147 consecutive days in the role, leaving him second only to Roger Moore on 5,118.

If you’re bothered, today is the day that Daniel Craig becomes the 2nd longest-serving #Bond actor. pic.twitter.com/sEjehwAmw2

— Adrian Stirrup (@adrianstirrup) February 20, 2017

The ranking, compiled by the Press Association, begins from the day each actor was announced as 007 through to the day their successor is officially named.

Daniel Craig made his debut as Bond in 2006’s Casino Royale, and has since followed that up with Quantum of Solace, Spectre and Skyfall. Should he remain in the role for another 971 days, he would officially take the crown as the longest serving 007.

See Also: Tom Hardy says Christopher Nolan should direct Bond 25 »

- Gary Collinson

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Critical Thinking: What You Like vs. What Is ‘Good’

19 February 2017 12:38 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

I’ve been writing about film for a long time. To quote Nicki Minaj; I’ve been hot since flip phones. In another couple of years I’ll be at the point where I can describe the span of time I’ve spent reviewing and writing about movies as ‘decades’. When you’ve been doing anything that long, you notice recurring themes. Readers will call you out on being inconsistent with your opinions, personal bias, and will copy/paste your contradictions faster than you can say ‘President Donald Trump’.

As much time as columnists spend talking about films, it’s rare to actually talk about the thought process behind the work. If you’re any good, people will probably be able to gain insight into your perspective from your body of work. Though sometimes I feel the need to try to explain some differentiating factors when discussing a movie.

Recently »

- Anghus Houvouras

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The Week in Spandex – Logan reviewed, Thanos’ role in Infinity War, Phase Three concept art, Mel Gibson for Suicide Squad 2, The Batman director woes

18 February 2017 1:55 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at Logan, X-Men: Supernova, X-Men: The New Mutants, Deadpool 2, Legion, Avengers: Infinity War, Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Thor: Ragnarok, Black Panther, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Captain Marvel, Black Widow, Namor the Sub-Mariner, Cloak & Dagger, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Defenders, The Batman, Justice League, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Wonder Woman, Suicide Squad 2, Shazam, Aquaman, Batman Begins, Green Lantern Corps, Supergirl, The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Arrow, Black Lightning, Powerless, The Lego Batman Movie, Teen Titans: The Judas Contract and more…

There’s less than two weeks to go until Hugh Jackman makes his final appearance as Wolverine, and the embargo for Logan lifted yesterday, with Flickering Myth’s Rob Kojder posting an overwhelmingly positive review, stating that: “It isn’t just a good superhero film or a fantastic blockbuster, it’s an exceptional movie period. »

- Gary Collinson

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Yes, Damien Chazelle’s ‘La La Land’ Really Will Win Director and Picture Oscars — Here’s Why

17 February 2017 2:17 PM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Late in the Oscar season, at the moment when voters actually fill in their ballots (the deadline is February 21 at 5 pm), it all comes down to what movies they have actually seen. What did they love the most, and is freshest in their minds? Which film aligns with the zeitgeist, delivering the message that 6,000 voters want to send?

The five directing nominations tend to line up with the strongest Best Picture contenders, although snubbed director nominee Ben Affleck did win Best Picture win for “Argo.” However, that underdog story became a narrative in itself that drove “Argo” to the win.

This year, the narratives include the aftermath of#OscarsSoWhite and the election of Donald J. Trump. Which will stick?

Here’s how the Best Director and Best Picture races are shaking out.

La La Land” is the magical, romantic, modern-yet-retro musical about artistic passion created by wunderkind Damien Chazelle and his gifted collaborators, »

- Anne Thompson

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Yes, Damien Chazelle’s ‘La La Land’ Really Will Win Director and Picture Oscars — Here’s Why

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

Late in the Oscar season, at the moment when voters actually fill in their ballots (the deadline is February 21 at 5 pm), it all comes down to what movies they have actually seen. What did they love the most, and is freshest in their minds? Which film aligns with the zeitgeist, delivering the message that 6,000 voters want to send?

The five directing nominations tend to line up with the strongest Best Picture contenders, although snubbed director nominee Ben Affleck did win Best Picture win for “Argo.” However, that underdog story became a narrative in itself that drove “Argo” to the win.

This year, the narratives include the aftermath of#OscarsSoWhite and the election of Donald J. Trump. Which will stick?

Here’s how the Best Director and Best Picture races are shaking out.

La La Land” is the magical, romantic, modern-yet-retro musical about artistic passion created by wunderkind Damien Chazelle and his gifted collaborators, »

- Anne Thompson

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