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Review: Vinyl: The Complete First Season

7 June 2016 12:00 PM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

My uncle works in the music business and his heyday was back in the 1970s, so when he recognized the music industry portrayed in HBO’s Vinyl, I took that as an endorsement. Back then, I was buying a new album almost every week (or so it seemed) and was expanding my tastes thanks to the discovery of FM radio. At the time, I never really thought about the business side of music but that came later.

Viewers today can watch people struggle for a career thanks to American Idol and more recently Fox’s Empire. Vinyl, though, takes a look back when sex, drugs, and rock & roll was a lifestyle, not a catchphrase. This was an era that saw popular music splinter every few years so rock begat heavy metal, California rock, and god help us, disco. All of which got rejected simultaneously with the rise of punk and »

- Robert Greenberger

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Begin Again Director Apologizes for Keira Knightley Criticism: 'I'm Ashamed of Myself'

1 June 2016 6:55 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Begin Again director John Carney is hoping he can do just that when it comes to his relationship with Keira Knightley. Carney, who directed the actress in the 2013 musical romantic comedy, is apologizing for questioning Knightley's acting ability in a recent interview with The Independent. The director called his comments "petty, mean and hurtful" in a typed statement posted to Twitter. "I'm ashamed of myself that I could say such things and I've been trying to account for what they say about me. In trying to pick holes in my work, I ended up blaming someone else," he wrote, adding, »

- Michael Miller, @write_miller

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Begin Again Director Apologizes for Keira Knightley Criticism: 'I'm Ashamed of Myself'

1 June 2016 6:55 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Begin Again director John Carney is hoping he can do just that when it comes to his relationship with Keira Knightley. Carney, who directed the actress in the 2013 musical romantic comedy, is apologizing for questioning Knightley's acting ability in a recent interview with The Independent. The director called his comments "petty, mean and hurtful" in a typed statement posted to Twitter. "I'm ashamed of myself that I could say such things and I've been trying to account for what they say about me. In trying to pick holes in my work, I ended up blaming someone else," he wrote, adding, »

- Michael Miller, @write_miller

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John Carney Apologizes for Slamming Keira Knightley

1 June 2016 1:25 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Director John Carney has apologized for publicly criticizing Keira Knightley’s acting in his film “Begin Again,” calling his own comments “petty, mean and hurtful.”

“Recently, in a phone interview, the conversation turned to a discussion about a past film, ‘Begin Again,’ starring Kiera (sic) Knightley,” he wrote. “I said a number of things about Keira which were petty, mean and hurtful. I’m ashamed of myself that I could say such things and I’ve been trying to account for what they say about me. In trying to pick holes in my own work, I ended up blaming someone else. That’s not only bad directing, that’s shoddy behaviour, that I am not in any way proud of. It’s arrogant and disrespectful. Keira was nothing but professional and dedicated during that film and she contributed hugely to its success. I wrote to Keira personally to apologise, but I wanted to publicly, »

- Alex Stedman

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Filmmakers Defend Keira Knightley After Begin Again Director's Diss: Actress Was 'Professional, Prepared, Kind, Lovely'

31 May 2016 2:00 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Keira Knightley's former colleagues are rushing to her defense after her Begin Again director, John Carney, questioned her acting ability in a recent interview. Carney, who directed Knightley in the 2013 musical romantic comedy, told The Independent that he was "disenchanted" after working with her on the film and "learned that I'll never make a film with supermodels again." He added, "I like to work with curious, proper film actors as opposed to movie stars. I don't want to rubbish Keira, but you know it's hard being a film actor and it requires a certain level of honesty and self-analysis »

- Michael Miller, @write_miller

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Filmmakers Defend Keira Knightley After Begin Again Director's Diss: Actress Was 'Professional, Prepared, Kind, Lovely'

31 May 2016 2:00 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Keira Knightley's former colleagues are rushing to her defense after her Begin Again director, John Carney, questioned her acting ability in a recent interview. Carney, who directed Knightley in the 2013 musical romantic comedy, told The Independent that he was "disenchanted" after working with her on the film and "learned that I'll never make a film with supermodels again." He added, "I like to work with curious, proper film actors as opposed to movie stars. I don't want to rubbish Keira, but you know it's hard being a film actor and it requires a certain level of honesty and self-analysis »

- Michael Miller, @write_miller

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Directors Defend Keira Knightley After John Carney Criticism

31 May 2016 11:59 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

A number of directors came to Keira Knightley’s defense after filmmaker John Carney slammed the actress during an interview with U.K.’s Independent, saying “I’ll never make a film with supermodels again.”

Knightley, who has amassed multiple accolades throughout her career, including Oscar, Golden Globe, BAFTA and SAG Award nominations, worked with Carney on the film “Begin Again,” alongside Mark Ruffalo and Adam Levine.

While Carney praised Ruffalo as a “fantastic” actor and Levine for not being “a bit scared of exposing himself on camera,” he said “Keira’s thing is to hide who you are and I don’t think you can be an actor and do that.”

“I don’t want to rubbish Keira, but you know it’s hard being a film actor and it requires a certain level of honesty and self-analysis that I don’t think she’s ready for yet and »

- Lamarco McClendon

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Directors Defend Keira Knightley After John Carney's Slam

31 May 2016 11:45 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Fans have already come to Keira Knightley's defense after her "Begin Again" director John Carney trashed her; now, directors from her other movies are doing it, too.

In an interview with The Independent, Carney dismissed the Oscar-nominated actress as a "supermodel" who traveled with a large entourage, and criticized her acting. "I don't want to rubbish Keira, but you know it's hard being a film actor and it requires a certain level of honesty and self-analysis that I don't think she's ready for yet and I certainly don't think she was ready for on that film."

But other directors that Knightley has worked with rallied to her side on Twitter, like Lynn Shelton from "Laggies":

Working with #KeiraKnightley was magnificent, top to bottom. She is the real deal. #Knightleylove

Lynn Shelton (@lynnsheltonfilm) May 30, 2016 Mark Romanek of "Never Let Me Go" also tweeted his support, and countered Carney's claim »

- Kelly Woo

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Mark Romanek, Lorene Scafaria & Lynn Shelton Defend Keira Knightley

31 May 2016 9:42 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Well, that escalated quickly. Over the weekend, an interview emerged with director John Carney in which he used an opportunity to promote “Sing Street” to slam Keira Knightley, the lead actress in his far less well received “Begin Again.” He blamed the Oscar nominated actress for letting her entourage get in the way of making the […]

The post Mark Romanek, Lorene Scafaria & Lynn Shelton Defend Keira Knightley appeared first on The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Filmmakers Defend Keira Knightley From ‘Begin Again’ Director’s Criticism

31 May 2016 8:54 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Keira Knightley‘s acting chops have been defended by two directors in wake of “Begin Again” writer-director John Carney trashing her performance in the 2014 Weinstein Company release. “My experience with #keiraknightley was utterly spectacular on every level. I have no clue what this guy is talking about. #arrogants–thead,” director Mark Romanek (“Never Let Me Go”) tweeted Monday. Lorene Scafaria (“Seeking a Friend for the End of the World”) also offered praise. “I agree with Mark. Keira was a joy to work w/. Present & easy & really, really good at her job. Just lovely,” she tweeted. Also Read: 'Begin Again »

- Beatrice Verhoeven

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Film-makers defend Keira Knightley after criticism by Begin Again director

31 May 2016 5:56 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Mark Romanek, Lorene Scafaria and Lynn Shelton tweet support for actor after John Carney said he would ‘never make a film with supermodels again’

Major directors have shown their support for Keira Knightley after she was criticised by the director John Carney over their collaboration on Begin Again.

Mark Romanek, who directed the actor in Never Let Me Go, wrote on Twitter that working with Knightley was “utterly spectacular”. Meanwhile, Lorene Scafaria, Knightley’s director for Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, said she was “just lovely” and Say When director Lynn Shelton also referred to the actor as “magnificent”.

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- Benjamin Lee

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Watch the Music Video for Justin Timberlake’s ‘Trolls’ Tune “Can’t Stop This Feeling”

18 May 2016 4:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Director Mark Romanek has only been at the helm of a handful of feature films, including One Hour Photo and Never Let Me Go. But he’s had quite the lucrative career directing music videos for the likes of Taylor Swift, Madonna, Weezer and even Michael Jackson. Now he’s back behind the camera for a new […]

The post Watch the Music Video for Justin Timberlake’s ‘Trolls’ Tune “Can’t Stop This Feeling” appeared first on /Film. »

- Ethan Anderton

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Justin Timberlake Drops ‘Can’t Stop the Feeling’ Music Video

17 May 2016 8:49 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Justin Timberlake dropped the music video for his new song “Can’t Stop the Feeling,” and it will probably make you want to dance. “#OfficialVideo of #CantStopTheFeeling. Starts. Now!” the singer tweeted. In the video directed by Mark Romanek, Timberlake and his dancers groove to the music at various places like coffee shops, grocery stores and laundromats. While the backdrops are usually vibrant and colorful, the former Nsync member struts in a plain white outfit. See Video: Justin Timberlake Performs at Eurovison 2016, Ukraine Is Crowned the Winner Timberlake debuted the new single, which will appear in his upcoming movie “Trolls, »

- Beatrice Verhoeven

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Watch: Mark Romanek-Directed Video For Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop The Feeling”

17 May 2016 7:52 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

DreamWorks Animation is determined to make sure their upcoming animated movie “Trolls” is a big hit, and they are using their biggest asset to make it happen: Justin Timberlake. The actor/pop star hit Cannes to promote the movie, which made for easy press coverage. And even though the family flick isn’t out for another six months, […]

The post Watch: Mark Romanek-Directed Video For Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop The Feeling” appeared first on The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Joe Hill Adapts "Locke and Key" For TV

9 May 2016 2:01 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Idw Entertainment have announced that Joe Hill will write and executive produce a new TV series based on his acclaimed "Locke and Key" comics, this one likely to end up on a cable network.

The series, which ran from 2008-2013, follows three siblings who return to their family estate in Massachusetts after the gruesome death of their father.

Once there, they discover magical keys that grant special powers and open strange doors. Unfortunately, they're not the only ones interested in these mysterious artifacts, as a supernatural force is also after them.

Fox attempted a series adaptation in 2010 but the network opted not to pick it up. Mark Romanek ("Never Let Me Go") helmed the pilot while Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman ("Fringe," "Star Trek") produced and the likes of Miranda Otto, Jesse McCartney, Nick Stahl, Sarah Bolger and Mark Pellegrino starred.

Universal then tried to adapt it as a feature »

- Garth Franklin

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Idw Entertainment and Joe Hill bringing Locke & Key to the small screen

9 May 2016 12:08 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Idw Entertainment has announced that Locke & Key is finally heading to the screen, with Joe Hill set to write the pilot episode and executive produce a TV series based upon the acclaimed comic book series.

“I love this story,” said Hill as part of the announcement. “The seven years I spent working on Locke & Key was the happiest creative experience of my life and there still isn’t a day when I don’t think about those characters and miss visiting with them. The six books of the series are very like six seasons of a cable TV series and so it feels only natural to bring that world to the little screen and to see if we can’t scare the pants off viewers everywhere.”

“Having Joe at the helm of the pilot ensures that the series will hold true to the brand that fans around the world have come to love. »

- Gary Collinson

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First Trailer For Ron Howard’s ‘Inferno’ Starring Tom Hanks and Felicity Jones

9 May 2016 7:12 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Dan Brown is back on screens this fall with Inferno. Following up The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons, Sony decided to skip over The Lost Symbol (which Mark Romanek was circling, but eventually dropped) and go directly to Brown’s 2013 release. Featuring the return of both Tom Hanks as Robert Langdon and director Ron Howard, they welcome Felicity Jones, who has another major fall feature with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

For those unfamiliar with the latest book in the series, it follows Langdon as a target of a worldwide manhunt after he can’t recall what dangerous events recently took place. Assisted by Dr. Sienna Brooks (Jones), she helps him solve the riddle of his lost memories. The first trailer has now arrived for the feature also starring Omar Sy, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Ben Foster, and Irrfan Khan, which can be seen below along with the posters. »

- Jordan Raup

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Andrew Garfield to Lead Crime Thriller ‘Under the Silver Lake’ From the Director of ‘It Follows’

4 May 2016 3:06 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

With his early promise starring in films from Terry Gilliam, David Fincher, Spike Jonze, and Mark Romanek, it was clear to see Andrew Garfield would have quite a successful career after hanging up the Spidey suit, and that’s certainly the case. Following films from Ramin Bahrani and Martin Scorsese, he’s now found his next project, and it’s from one of the most exciting up-and-coming directors as of late.

Garfield is set to lead Under the Silver Lake, a crime thriller from an original script by David Robert Mitchell (It Follows, The Myth of the American Sleepover), who will also direct. Set to shoot this summer, it’s described as “a modern-day noir crime thriller set in Los Angeles,” but unfortunately that’s all we get for now.

“The next one I think is gonna be a drama. (I think.),” the director told Filmmaker Magazine last year. “I »

- Jordan Raup

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Beyoncé's Lemonade to Be Submitted for Emmy Consideration

27 April 2016 5:47 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Will Queen Bey extend her reign to TV? Beyoncé's visual album, Lemonade, premiered on HBO Saturday. Though it was only available on the premium cable network for 27 hours, it is still eligible for an Emmy. HBO confirmed Monday that it plans to submit the project for consideration in the Variety Special category. Lemonade became available to stream exclusively on Tidal after the visual album debuted on TV. A day later, the entire collection was made available for purchase on iTunes and Amazon. The visual album's credits list Beyoncé, Kahlil Joseph, Jonas Åkerlund, Melina Matsoukas, Dikayl Rimmasch, Mark Romanek and Todd Tourso as directors. At this point, it's unclear who will be submitted »

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HBO to Submit Beyonce’s ‘Lemonade’ for Emmy Consideration

26 April 2016 5:17 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Beyoncé’s “Lemonade” has left the world abuzz since HBO debuted the visual album for a 27-hour window Saturday night. For those who missed it, it’s available for purchase via iTunes, or streaming via Jay Z’s Tidal platform. But the television drop makes it eligible for Emmy consideration, and HBO plans to submit “Lemonade” in the variety special category, Variety has learned.

Whether Kahlil Joseph and Beyoncé herself, the credited directors of the piece, can be joined by “additional directors” Melina Matsoukas, Todd Tourso, Dikayl Rimmasch, Jonas Akerlund and Mark Romanek remains to be seen. HBO is in the midst of working out those details.

In 2015, the Emmy for outstanding variety special went to NBC’s “Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special,” which edged out, among other nominees, “The Kennedy Center Honors” on CBS.

Meanwhile, “Lemonade” should be a shoo-in for consideration in the lighting design/lighting direction category, »

- Kristopher Tapley

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