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A fourth Jurassic Park has always seemed inevitable. All three previous Jurassic Park movies were box office hits including the third chapter. As a kid growing to love movies, I remember Steven Spielberg’s first two Jurassic Park films being some of the first movies to really transport my mind to another place and make me connect with and believe in and fantasy that seemed all too real. The franchise thrives on bringing the dinosaurs of the past to life to haunt and scare the people of today. It’s a gimmick that has worked time and time again and will continue to work no matter who the actor is running from a tyrannosaurus rex or other hybrid clone of dinosaur DNA.
- Zachary Leeman
The Writers Guild of America has remained tough on qualifying scripts for its screenplay awards, excluding more than a dozen high-profile scripts, including John Ridley’s screenplay for “12 Years a Slave.”
The guild’s restrictions — far more rigorous than other guilds — require that scripts be produced under WGA jurisdiction or under a collective bargaining agreement in Canada, Ireland, New Zealand or the U.K. The WGA had no immediate comment on the exclusions, but the restrictions on eligibility are a longstanding practice at the guild.
Other notable screenplays excluded include Peter Morgan’s screenplay for “Rush”; Ryan Coogler’s script for “Frutivale Station”; “Philomena,” written by Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope and “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom,” penned by William Nicholson.
Voting to determine the WGA’s nominees launched Tuesday on 95 eligible screenplays — 41 in the adapted category and 54 in the original category. The guild’s restrictions also require that the »
- Dave McNary
Creator: Elizabeth Meriwether
Running Time: 545 Mins
Fox’s New Girl has, unsurprisingly, been incredibly successful all over the world and I think it’s safe to say that a huge portion of that success is due to the shows wonderful leading lady Zooey Deschanel. Deschanel has a remarkable exuberance and energy that flows throughout her performance in almost every project she is part of from Elf to 500 Days Of Summer and even managed to improve M. Night Shyamalan’s atrocious The Happening. This is certainly not lacking in New Girl as Deschanel’s character Jess is as bubbly and quirky as ever. She also conveys an innocence to the audience that is finely balanced with an audacious personality that straddles the line between kind and confident perfectly. Either way it’s very hard not to fall head »
- Ben Read
New York, Nov 22: 'The Sixth Sense' director, who focused on education for his recently published book, 'I Got Schooled', has claimed that American schools educate kids well but just the white kids.
During a chat with former CNN anchor Campbell Brown at his apartment, M. Night Shyamalan said that if you pull out schools in which 85 percent of students qualify for a free meal, which are predominantly African-American and Hispanic, the data show that the rest of the kids are being taught better in America than anywhere else in the world, the New York Post reported.
He said that countries like Finland teach their white kids well,. »
- Leon David
According to Deadline, "The story centers on a father and daughter on the island of Manhattan as it breaks loose and sails across the Atlantic Ocean."
This definitely sounds like an interesting film project and something Levy would be good at bringing to life. Smith is always a fun actor to watch up on the big screen, but let's face it... his last movie, After Earth, was a giant turd. Only M. Night Shyamalan could make an actor like Smith look talentless.
The script for it is being written by Audrey Wells (George of the Jungle and The Kid), and production on the film starts early next year. »
- Joey Paur
As technology has moved on, our fixation with pausing has reached all sorts of new levels. Gone are the days of blurred, mostly indecipherable images by way of your VHS player – now we’re pausing in HD like it’s the most natural thing in the world. Why would somebody want to pause a movie, then? Well, for a number of reasons, but mostly because we’ve all become obsessed with the idea of spotting hidden easter eggs, in-jokes, over-analysing camera shots (you know, for film school), and taking screen grabs of awesome scenes for no reason at all. Also: nudity.
Okay, so it’s all about the nudity. But pausing is good for more than just getting a sneaky glimpse of some celebrity flesh. I mean, not a lot more, but you get the idea. Join us, then, as we delve deep into the realms of freeze-framing and explore »
Hollywood history always makes for fascinating reading. Hindsight and whatnot. During a month in which Sound on Sight takes an opportunity to tip a collective hat in the direction of recently ‘retired’ workhorse auteur Steven Soderbergh, there is a further chance to reel back the years and examine a period of time when one of modern cinema’s finest acolytes was transforming from indie hero to mainstream heavyweight. Of course, it all seems so predictable now that he would follow up his 2001 Oscar win with 12 years of financial and critical success with unmatched versatility. What is more interesting are two fellow directors sharing the limelight with him that year, the trio hailed as the hottest directorial properties in the business. Chances are many of you do not remember the name Richard Kelly. It’s likely most of you have no wish to recall the work of M. Night Shyamalan. 2001 was a strange year. »
- Scott Patterson
Oh, look! It's a news story that has nothing to do with Afm. Isn't it cute? We just wanna pinch it. Two more actors have boarded M. Night Shyamalan's small screen project "Wayward Pines." Read on for details.
THR reports that "In Treatment's" Hope Davis (pictured) and "Weeds" alum Justin Kirk have boarded the Fox event series from Chad Hodge and Shyamalan. Davis will play Megan Fisher, a teacher at Wayward Pines Academy, while Kirk will portray Peter McCall, an unassuming realtor in town. Both will appear in multiple-episode arcs.
- Uncle Creepy
If You See Her
Hailee Steinfeld plays a teen assassin who runs away in hopes of living an ordinary high school life. »
- Garth Franklin
‘Tis the season for NBC to turn an episode of Hollywood Game Night into a holiday event.
The Peacock will air a special seasonal installment of the Jane Lynch-hosted series on Monday, Dec. 2 at 10/9c following a two-hour edition of The Voice.
Game Night‘s second season is set to premiere next summer.
Ready for more of today’s TV dish? Well…
- Team TVLine
Fox's Wayward Pines is adding two recurring players to its ranks. In Treatment's Hope Davis and Weeds alum Justin Kirk have boarded the Fox event series from Chad Hodge and M. Night Shyamalan, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The 10-episode drama is based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Blake Crouch and is described as a thriller in the vein of Twin Peaks. The project revolves around Ethan Burke (Matt Dillon), a Secret Service agent who arrives in the bucolic town of Wayward Pines, Idaho, on a mission to find two missing federal agents. But instead of answers,
- Lesley Goldberg
Attaining the rights to existing superhero properties is a complex and notoriously expensive process for any Hollywood studio – especially in today’s market where every second cinematic venture seems to be based around the idea of somebody coming to terms with their new powers, dressing up in a costume, and punching criminals in the head for the sum of two hours.
Still, given the costs and complications associated with making a movie about an established superhero, filmmakers have often thrown caution to the wind and – yes – designed their own superheroes… ’cause how hard could that be? Design an outfit for your character, make up an awesome power: you’re halfway there already, right? Well, occasionally this process works out, and you wind up with something like Darkman or M. Night Shyamalan’s Unbreakable.
What’s more common, though, is that things don’t work out at all, and you suddenly find yourself faced with new, »
- Sam Hill
Making of After Earth by CGMeetup A crash landing leaves teenager Kitai Raige (Jaden Smith) and his legendary father Cypher (Will Smith) stranded on Earth, 1,000 years after cataclysmic events forced humanity’s escape. With Cypher critically injured, Kitai must embark on a perilous journey to signal for help, facing uncharted terrain, evolved animal species that now rule the planet, and an unstoppable alien creature that escaped during the crash. Father and son must learn to work together and trust one another if they want any chance of returning home. After Earth is directed by M. Night Shyamalan, and the script was written by Gary Whitta and M. Night Shyamalan. The film stars Will Smith, Jaden Smith, Isabelle Fuhrman, and Zoë Kravitz. Making of Game of Thrones Season 3 by CGMeetup In the third season of the hit HBO® drama series Game of Thrones, the Lannisters are barely holding onto power after »
With Halloween in the air, we thought it would be fun to reach out to the horror genre's biggest and brightest stars - both legends in the industry and up-and-coming superstars - to ask them two quick questions: What's your biggest fear, and what's your favorite scary movie? Read on for the results!
Some of the results will make you laugh. Some will make you shiver... and some, well some are just too funny for words. Sit back and get ready to hear from the likes of Anne Rice, John Carpenter, Robert Englund, the "Ghost Adventures" crew, cast members from "The Walking Dead," George A. Romero, and many - Many - more. Who knows? You may even find some new movies you should check out or at least revisit.
Let the scares begin!
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- Uncle Creepy
Though he was left disappointed this year by the poor box office performance of After Earth, Will Smith isn’t slowing down when it comes to his plans for future roles. As we reported earlier today, his decision of whether or not to return for Independence Day 2 is still in flux, but he’s already set to star in novel adaptation Winter’s Tale and heist movie Focus alongside Margot Robbie.
Fortunately, the success of last year’s sequel, Men in Black 3, was more than enough to prove that Smith is still a very bankable actor (though he should stay away from any more M. Night Shyamalan movies). A full decade ...
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- H. Shaw-Williams
A Will Smith movie is a peculiar thing- peculiar in that it’s all but guaranteed to make dump trucks full of money, no matter what the movie actually is. Put Smith in the starring role, people see it- well, except for After Earth, but let’s not forget M. Night Shymalan’s equally potent anti-box office powers. Part of this, of course, is due to Smith’s choices as an actor; the vast majority of his filmography is made up of Hollywood dramas and gigantic action movies. Selling Time seems like one more drop in the “sure to make a bajillion dollars” bucket. The story involves a man (and it’s an incredibly safe bet to assume that man is Will Smith) who’s given the opportunity to shave seven years off his life expectancy for a science fiction do-over on the absolute worst day of his life. The Wrap reports that the film (billed as »
- Adam Bellotto
Although the status of Will Smith's involvement with 20th Century Fox's Independence Day 2 remains to be seen, TheWrap reports that Smith has boarded another Fox project with science fiction overtones. The outlet brings word that Smith plans to headline Selling Time for the studio. Selling Time , originally scripted by Dan McDermott, follows a man who trades seven years of his life expectancy for the chance to relive a single day, the worst day of his life, over again. Smith last starred opposite his son, Jaden, in M. Night Shyamalan's After Earth . He'll soon star opposite Margot Robbie in Glenn Ficarra and John Requa's grifter tale, Focus . John Davis and Jennifer Klein are producing Selling Time through Davis Entertainment. (Photo Credit: Dan Jackman / WENN.com) »
Many moons have passed since Haley Joel Osment saw dead people for M. Night Shyamalan, but he's ready to get back into the high profile horror movies biz! Word has come that Osment has just signed to be a part of Kevin Smith's Tusk!
According to Deadline, Osment (pictured) will play Teddy, whose best friend and podcast co-host (Justin Long) goes missing in the backwoods of Canada. He joins forces with his friend’s girlfriend (Genesis Rodriguez) to search for him. Production begins next month in North Carolina and La.
- Uncle Creepy
Do you know what really grinds my gears? Terrible plot twists, that’s what.
Everyone’s had this experience before: there you are, enjoying a perfectly serviceable romance/thriller/drama/action/horror/[insert odd subgenre here] flick, when, suddenly, you’re shocked out of your seat, and not in a good way.
You’ve just witnessed a ruinously bad plot twist that has the net effect of obliterating any shred of credibility your film of choice may have once possessed. Please know that you have my deepest sympathies, and if you need to talk to anyone to help you get through this tough time, our comment boards are always open to you.
Terrible plot twists are the ultimate in awful movie-watching experiences. Sadly, that doesn’t mean they’re uncommon. And unfortunately, I’ve seen more than my share of good films destroyed by ridiculous, strange, unjustified or just plain dumb twists. What this »
- Isaac Feldberg
★★☆☆☆ After a string of underwhelming films, much-maligned American director M. Night Shyamalan - who was remarkably being touted as 'the next Spielberg' only a decade ago - is now associated with flops. For his latest endeavour, the auteur has called upon the talents of father-son duo Will and Jaden Smith for apocalyptic sci-fi After Earth (2013). Whilst it's still not the return to form that avid Shyamalan fans were hoping for, it's far from the disaster that some have been dreading. The narrative (which was conceived by Smith Sr.) is set over a thousand years in the future, where cataclysmic events have forced humans to abandon Earth.
General Cypher Raige (silly name, Smith Sr.) and his son Kitai (Smith Jr.) are on a routine trip through space when an asteroid storm damages their craft, forcing them to crash land on the derelict planet. With Cypher seriously injured, it's up to Kitai »
- CineVue UK
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