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Watch: Jay-z’s ‘Family Feud’ Music Video, Directed by Ava DuVernay

Watch: Jay-z’s ‘Family Feud’ Music Video, Directed by Ava DuVernay
We recently wrote about Never Let Me Go director Mark Romanek’s foray back into the world of music videos with his video for Justin Timberlake’s new single “Filthy,” but he’s not alone: Selma and A Wrinkle in Time director Ava DuVernay has a new music video of her own, featuring none other than Jay-z and Beyonce. As you […]

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Mark Romanek’s High Tech Video For Justin Timberlake’s “Filthy”

Justin Timberlake has spent the week getting bruised up a bit for his Man Of The Woods album announcement. It seems the actor and singer has discovered the powerful combination of Terrence Malick films and L.L. Bean catalogs, along with the works of Bon Iver. It’s all a bit corny, but the bucolic setting of his record teaser didn’t prepare anybody for this.

Filthy” sees Mark Romanek get behind the camera, for a promo that unfortunately doesn’t quite work, to put it politely.

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Watch: Mark Romanek Directs Dancing Robots in Justin Timberlake’s ‘Filthy’ Music Video

Watch: Mark Romanek Directs Dancing Robots in Justin Timberlake’s ‘Filthy’ Music Video
Justin Timberlake may stepped away from music to launch his acting career, but after five long years, he’s bringing sexy back to pop music. But that he’s also brought a bit of the movie industry back with him. Never Let Me Go director Mark Romanek has accompanied Timberlake’s return to pop music, directing Jt’s Black Mirror-inspired music video […]

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Watch the Mark Romanek-Directed Video for Justin Timberlake’s “Filthy”

Justin Timberlake is back, and he’s brought a frequent collaborator with him. The artist/actor announced earlier this week that he has a new album coming out in February and would be releasing four music videos ahead of the album’s release, and the first one is online now. It’s called “Filthy” and it involves a dancing robot. That’s about all you need to know to entice you to watch, but the video was directed by Never Let Me Go and One Hour Photo helmer Mark Romanek, which makes it all the more intriguing. Romanek actually cut …
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Justin Timberlake Drops "Filthy" Video, Channels Steve Jobs

Justin Timberlake Drops
Justin Timberlake is back, baby! The 36-year-old singer had announced on Instagram on Tuesday that he set to release a new album, Man of the Woods, and a new single, "Filthy." He released the track and an accompanying futuristic-looking music video late on Thursday. It shows him playing an inventor and channeling the late Steve Jobs at a product reveal event. "This song should be played Very loud," read one of his posts. Mark Romanek directed the video. He had previously worked with Timberlake on the 2016 video for "Can't Stop the Feeling!" Man of the Woods, Timberlake's fourth studio album and first in more than three years, is...
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Gerald's Game Director Wants To Helm The Sequel To Stephen King's The Shining

Stephen King properties were a hot commodity in 2017, between the remake of It and the Netflix adaptation of Gerald's Game. Now Mike Flanagan (Gerald's Game, Oculus) is talking about another King-related project he would like to take on, Doctor Sleep. Doctor Sleep is a sort of sequel to The Shining, which introduces audiences to a grown-up version of Danny Torrance, the boy who survived the Overlook Hotel.

Stephen King released Doctor Sleep in 2013, but it wasn’t very good. Still, The Shining films have taken on such a massive cult following and it seems to be only a matter of time before Hollywood decides to bring Doctor Sleep into theaters. In a recent interview with Lilja’s Library, Flanagan revealed that the two King adaptations he’d most be interested in making are Lisey’s Story, about an author’s widow, and the Shining sequel Doctor Sleep:

“[T]he ones
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Jay-Z Brings Safdie Brothers-Directed ‘Marcy Me’ Video to the Masses — Watch

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Jay-Z celebrated the conclusion of his 35-date “4:44” tour yesterday by making one of the album’s videos available to non-subscribers of his streaming service, Tidal. Now on YouTube is “Marcy Me,” directed by Elara Pictures’ Josh and Ben Safdie, the filmmaking brothers behind movies like “Heaven Knows What” and this year’s “Good Time.” The Safdies are native New Yorkers like the rapper, who was raised in the Marcy Houses, a project in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood, referenced in the song’s title.

Read More:Jay-z Releases Three New ‘4:44’ Music Videos With Help From Susan Sarandon, Ron Perlman, and His Own Mother — Watch

“Marcy Me” opens with two white, NYPD helicopter pilots who are combing the streets for a young suspect in a black hoodie, allegedly carrying a knife. Instead of finding their suspect, the officers — with their lurid searchlight — interrupt a friendly footrace, a kissing couple, and a low-key rooftop party.
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Afm: Brian O’Shea Talks Social Drama With ‘Girl From Mogadishu’

Afm: Brian O’Shea Talks Social Drama With ‘Girl From Mogadishu’
Brian O’Shea has led the Exchange to strong growth. Launched in 2011, the self-funded finance-sales company has sold and/or financed such notable films as the award-winning documentary “Gleason,” “Chocolate City,” “A Street Cat Named Bob,” “The Spectacular Now” and “Dear White People.” O’Shea recently talked to Variety about the company,

You’re currently working on “A Girl From Mogadishu” from writer-director Mary McGuckian, which tells the story of Somali social activist Ifrah Ahmed and her fight against the horrors of female genital mutilation. It couldn’t be more timely.

Absolutely, and we’ve always been drawn to and driven by unique powerful stories like this, which are a core part of breakout independent filmmaking. Nothing is more truthful than a real life story, and the activist, who’s in the film, is just so inspiring. So we felt this was so relevant in so many ways — women’s rights, globalization, the oppression of minorities,
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Benedict Andrews' Una star ‪Rooney Mara‬ on Ben Mendelsohn's Ray: "She can't take her eyes off of him." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Benedict Andrews' harrowing debut feature Una, screenplay by David Harrower, based on his play Blackbird (on Broadway with Michelle Williams and Jeff Daniels), stars Rooney Mara, Ben Mendelsohn and Ruby Stokes with Riz Ahmed and Tara Fitzgerald. The costumes are by Steven Noble (Danny Boyle's T2 Trainspotting, Jonathan Glazer's Under The Skin and Mark Romanek and Alex Garland's adaptation of Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro, winner of this year's Nobel Prize for Literature, announced today).

Una (as in either the one and only or the first of many) is a young woman (Rooney Mara) who as a teenager (played by Ruby Stokes) was the victim of a sex offender. A decade and a half after the trial that sent him, Ray (Ben Mendelsohn) to prison,
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Mahershala Ali Fights Inner Demons in Jay-z's 'Adnis' Music Video -- Watch!

Mahershala Ali Fights Inner Demons in Jay-z's 'Adnis' Music Video -- Watch!
Mahershala Ali fights his inner demons in Jay-z's music video for "Adnis."

The rapper released the black-and-white video starring the Moonlight star and Danny Glover exclusively on Tidal on Friday. The song is a bonus track available on the physical edition of his latest album, 4:44.

Related: Jay-z Seemingly Addresses Beyonce's 'Lemonade,' Becky & That Infamous Elevator Fight on New Album '4:44'

The video is directed by Mark Romanek and features the Oscar winner as a boxer who is dealing with personal issues while he trains with a father-like trainer, played by Glover. The emotional track begins with Jay-z saying that the song is a letter to his father that he never wrote.

Related: The Crazy Link Between Jay-z's '4:44' Album Title and the Infamous Elevator Scuffle With Solange Knowles

Jay-z released 4:44 on June 30 and fans quickly went wild deciphering his lyrics to see if he addressed the [link
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It and Mama director, Andy Muschietti replaces Scott Derrickson on Locke & Key

Author: Zehra Phelan

Doctor Strange director, Scott Derrickson, has been forced to step down from the helm on Hulu’s horror Fantasy Drama, Locke & Key due to a scheduling conflict; however, a key horror filmmaker has already stepped into his shoes.

Related: Andy Muschietti, It news

The Mama and It director, Andy Muschietti has quickly replaced Derrickson on the one-hour long Idw comic adaptation which is written by none other than Stephen King’s son, Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriquez.

Locke & Key tells the story of three siblings who, after the gruesome murder of their father, move to their ancestral home in Maine only to find the house has magical keys that give them a vast array of powers and abilities. Little do they know, a devious demon also wants the keys and will stop at nothing to attain them.

The comic book narrative of Locke & Key was structured in three acts,
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Jay-z Makes An Amazing ‘La La Land’/’Moonlight’ Oscar Fail Reference on Standout ‘4:44’ Track

Jay-z Makes An Amazing ‘La La Land’/’Moonlight’ Oscar Fail Reference on Standout ‘4:44’ Track
Jay-z is back in the music spotlight with the release of “4:44,” his thirteenth studio album that finds him more vulnerable than he’s ever been. Amongst tracks in which he talks about his martial strife with Beyonce and admits to womanizing, the Brooklyn rapper builds an entire song around the infamous “La La Land”/”Moonlight” Best Picture screw up that was the talk of the Oscars this year.

Read More: Jay-z and Mark Romanek Unveil ‘4:44’ Animated Video for ‘The Story of O.J.’

The eighth song on the 10-track album is called “Moonlight,” and it includes the hook: “We stuck in La La Land/ Even when we win, we gon’ lose/ We got the same fuckin’ flows/ I don’t know who is who.” Speaking with iHeart Radio following the album’s release, the rapper confirmed both the title and the hook was a reference to the infamous Best Picture gaffe.
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Jay-z and Mark Romanek Unveil ‘4:44’ Animated Video for ‘The Story of O.J.’

Jay-z and Mark Romanek Unveil ‘4:44’ Animated Video for ‘The Story of O.J.’
After weeks of hints, teases, trailers, and promos, Jay-z has dropped his latest album “4:44” — available only on streaming service Tidal — along with a much-hyped visual accompaniment in the form of an animated music video directed by the rapper and Mark Romanek.

While expectations long held that Jay-z would deliver a full visual album to match the new album, likely drawing inspiration from his own wife Beyonce’s work on her lauded “Lemonade,” a lush and compelling visual album that accompanied her latest album while standing magnificently on its own, the result appears to be something much slimmer and more traditional.

Read More: ‘4:44’ With Mahershala Ali and Lupita Nyong’o Is Jay-z’s Nc-17 Mystery Film — Watch New Trailer

In the first clip from the video, Jay-z and Romanek appear to be hard at work twisting and taking back African-American stereotypes, and as Rolling Stone notes, the rapper’s own animated character,
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‘Insecure’ Season 2 Trailer: Emmy Contender Issa Rae Returns For Another Round of Growing Pains

‘Insecure’ Season 2 Trailer: Emmy Contender Issa Rae Returns For Another Round of Growing Pains
Issa Rae was one of the breakout new voices of the 2016 television season thanks to “Insecure,” which found the creator of the successful web series “Awkward Black Girl” bringing her distinct social commentary to the small screen. HBO wisely renewed the series for another round of episodes, and our first look at Season 2 has arrived in the form of an official trailer that proves Issa still has a lot of growing up to do.

Read More: ‘Insecure’ Teaser Trailer Promises the Season 2 of Issa Rae’s Dreams

Insecure” returns to HBO on Sunday, July 23. We’ll know by then if the series found any love among Emmy voters. Issa Rae is currently in the thick of awards season and has been campaigning for the show, which could earn Best Comedy and Best Comedy Actress nominations when the Emmy voting results are announced on July 13.

The series co-stars Yvonne Orji, Lisa Joyce and Jay Ellis.
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Hulu gives pilot order to Locke & Key, Scott Derrickson to direct

Last year it was announced that Idw Entertainment were developing a small screen adaptation of Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez’s acclaimed comic book series Locke & Key, and now comes word that Hulu has officially placed a pilot order, with Carlton Cuse (Lost) set to executive produce and showrun and Scott Derrickson (Doctor Strange) directing.

Locke & Key tells of Keyhouse, an unlikely New England mansion, with fantastic doors that transform all who dare to walk through them… and home to a hate-filled and relentless creature that will not rest until it forces open the most terrible door of them all!

“I love this story,” said Hill during last year’s 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
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Scott Derrickson to Direct ‘Locke & Key’ Pilot for Hulu

Scott Derrickson to Direct ‘Locke & Key’ Pilot for Hulu
Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez‘s Locke & Key is getting a second chance at the small screen. Over five years ago, Mark Romanek (Never Let Me Go) directed a Locke & Key pilot for Fox, but they decided not to move forward with the series. Now, Hulu has ordered a Scott Derrickson-directed and Carlton Cuse-produced Locke & Key pilot. Below, learn more about […]

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Isa of the Day: The Exhange Launches a Production Division and HIres Producer Tom McNulty

International Sales Agent of the Day: First of an occasional pre-Cannes series highlighting the “sellers” whose lineups in Cannes will bring in buyers and who are breaking the normal boundaries of what an Isa is.Brian O’Shea, CEO of The Exchange, a leading sales and film finance company, has hired producer Tom McNulty (“The Spectacular Now”, “Date Night” ) to launch their first ever film development and production division.

Collaborative and transparent, The Exchange is an international sales and finance company committed to creating strong relationships between filmmakers, film financiers and distributors through the exchange of product, information and commerce. Created Brian O’Shea, the company specializes in high quality, commercial films that appeal to North American audiences and the ever-evolving global film market. Check out his Cannes offerings at Cinando.

With more than $2 billion at the box office under his belt, Tom McNulty’s upcoming projects include Universal’s
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Stanley Kubrick's The Shining Had a Much Darker Alternate Ending

Stanley Kubrick's The Shining Had a Much Darker Alternate Ending
If you look at any list claiming to rank the best horror movies of all time, there's a good chance that you'll see director Stanley Kubrick's 1980 classic The Shining either at or near the top of that list 37 years after it hit theaters. The film is still considered a horror classic to this day, with Warner Bros. even developing a Shining prequel entitled The Overlook Hotel, which has Mark Romanek (One Hour Photo) attached to direct from a script by Glen Mazzara (The Walking Dead). While we don't have any updates for that prequel, original Shining producer Jan Harlan and screenwriter Diane Johnson, who co-wrote The Shining with director Stanley Kubrick, shed some light on some of the alternate ending ideas the director had during production. And they were dark.

The film is based on Stephen King's best-selling novel of the same name, and fans of the book
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Christine Vachon reveals the one movie to return profit for Killer

Producer of Boys Don’t Cry, Far From Heaven and Happiness discussed her career at the Glasgow Film Festival.

In a wide-ranging In Conversation session at the Glasgow Film Festival, producer Christine Vachon revealed a surprising truth about Killer Films, the New York City-based company she set up in 1995 alongside Pamela Koffler: Still Alice is the first and only of their productions to return a net profit to the company.

Vachon had previously confirmed the same in her 2006 book A Killer Life: How An Independent Film Producer Survives Deals And Disasters In Hollywood And Beyond.

Even in the tough world of independent film, that admission raised eyebrows given Killer’s role in films including Boys Don’t Cry (1999), which won Hilary Swank the best actress Oscar, Todd Solondz’s Happiness (1998), Mark Romanek’s One Hour Photo (2002) and Todd HaynesFar From Heaven (2002).

Vachon has subsequently produced a string of critical hits, including Haynes
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