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'Focus' movie: Will Smith has one of the weakest weekend box-office debuts of his career (photo: Will Smith in 'Focus') According to those referred to in polite society as "conservatives," winter storms and freezing temperatures are evidence that there's no such thing as global warming. Let's not even go there. Instead, let's focus (bad pun intended) on the Focus movie starring Will Smith and Margot Robbie as a con couple, which opened below expectations – with wintery weather as a possible culprit – in North America this weekend February 27-March 1, 2015. According to box-office tracking, as late as a couple of days ago the modestly budgeted, Warner Bros.-distributed Focus was expected to take in between $22-24 million. Barring a miracle akin to a sudden stop to rising ocean temperatures (pardon the hyperbole), that's not about to happen. Now, before I proceed: "modestly budgeted"? Well, for a Will Smith movie, »
- Zac Gille
The latest effort from Blumhouse Productions is The Lazarus Effect, a supernatural horror movie which stars Olivia Wilde and Mark Duplass as a pair of scientists who work on perfecting a serum that can bring the dead back to life. During one particular experiment, however, Wilde’s character is accidentally electrocuted and dies almost immediately. Struck down with grief, Mark decides to give her the serum. Though it does bring her back to the land of the living, she’s not exactly the same person that she was before her death.
Last week, producer Jason Blum was at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles, California for The Lazarus Effect press day. While there, I sat down with him for an exclusive interview. We spoke at length about how he wanted to differentiate this film from others like it, if he wants to make a sequel to The Lazarus Effect, »
- Ben Kenber
Almost exactly a year ago, John Ridley accepted the Academy Award for best adapted screenplay for “12 Years a Slave,” a film that changed the way we think about race in our history. The next morning, he flew to Austin to begin filming ABC’s “American Crime,” a television show he hopes will change the way we think about race today.
“I don’t know that I’ve had an experience quite like this one,” says Ridley, 49, who serves as executive producer. “When I look at it from outside to inside, is there a show like this on network television? Very fundamentally, no.”
An 11-episode anthology series, “American Crime” chronicles a murder in Modesto, Calif., not through the perspective of the cops and the lawyers, but through the victims’ parents, the suspects and the community at large. It tackles hot button issues of faith and religion, ethnicity and class. It is, »
- Debra Birnbaum
Ah, After Earth: the film so disastrous that Will Smith even admits that it was a piece of shit. Considering the man made Seven Pounds, that's saying something; though his remarks on the film have nothing compared to the roasting CinemaSins gives it below. Watch and enjoy! Thanks to the official CinemaSins YouTube page, we now have the most comprehensive analysis of the film that took last year's Razzies by storm - and it's not a pretty picture. I mean let's face it, ever since J.J. Abrams started using the "X Days Earlier" device on Alias, everyone else started to run with it. And who could blame them, as it's a really fun trick to play around with... if you know what you're doing. As usual, that qualification seems to evade M. Night Shyamalan's resume like aliens and monkey creatures evade water. Still, if you're going to start »
What if an alien invasion really happened? Danish essay documentarian Michael Madsen (“Into Eternity”) answers that question with this “simulation,” in which real-life experts imagine their responses to a visit from another world. Filled with sleek and often surreal imagery, “The Visit” is served at a cool temperature; it fluctuates from fascinating to banal depending on the logistics under discussion. A feat of speculation that amounts more to a curiosity than a major sci-fi movie, it is likely to engross anyone intrigued by the topic while remaining in the outer orbit of a conventional theatrical release.
Billed as “an alien encounter by Michael Madsen” (complete with pretentious signature in the opening credits), “The Visit” begins — in a showman’s touch — with a thank-you from the producers “to the experts and scientists who agreed to participate in this simulation.” The conceit is that “you,” the viewer, occupy the role of the »
- Ben Kenigsberg
M. Night Shyamalan, “True Detective’s” Cary Fukunaga and screenwriter-producer Barry Schkolnick and most relevant figures in Brazil’s TV industry will attend this week’s 5th Rio Content Market, Latin America’s biggest international TV event.
A mix of keynote speeches, pitching sessions, screenings, exhibition halls and one-to-one biz meetings, Rcm runs Feb. 25-27 with a “warm-up” today Feb. 24.
Constituting a mass training push to get the Brazilian industry up-to-speed in order to meet the huge demand for Brazilian content created by a local 2011 quota, the Rcm offers the Brazilian industry export openings for select programs and foreign companies contact with one of Latin America’s fastest-growing TV industries: Since the introduction of local content quotas in 2011, independent Brazilian TV companies have produced or co-produced over 250 series.
- John Hopewell
By taking home his second Razzie for Worst Director for "Transformers: Age of Extinction," action filmmaker Michael Bay now holds the distinction of being tied for the most "wins" in the category. He had previously prevailed in this category for the second instalment of the Transformers franchise, "Revenge of the Fallen" (2009). -Break- Only two other directors have taken home this dishonor on more than one occasion: John Derek prevailed first for "Bolero" (1984) and then for "Ghosts Can't Do It" (1990), which was the last film he directed before he passed in 1998. And M. Night Shyamalan was recognized for "Lady and the Water" (2006) and "The Last Airbender" (2010), 20 years after Derek had set the record in the category. Related: Complete list of 2014 Razzie Awards winners With five career bids for Worst Director, Bay also holds the distinction of being tied with Brian De Pal...' »
Welcome back to "The Week in Horror," HitFix's ongoing series that rounds up the 10 most pertinent fright-genre stories to break over the last seven days. In this week's edition: one of our greatest comedians is hot for our greatest sci-fi/horror franchise, Fox raises the ire of fanboys with its apparently-infuriating adaptation of a Neil Gaiman comic book series and Dan Aykroyd isn't letting certain failure keep him from pushing for another "conventional" "Ghostbusters" sequel. See below for the full roundup. #1 Louis C.K. wants in on this "Alien" business The Emmy-winning comedian not only wants to star in the Neill Blomkamp-directed sequel (see below), he'd like to "die in a terrible way," as Sigourney Weaver related on Wednesday's episode of "Jimmy Fallon." If this happens, he's totally the new Paul Reiser. #2 Neill Blomkamp is directing the next "Alien" movie It's official! The director of one very good film and »
- Chris Eggertsen
We're back with another horror/sci-fi round-up. Guest stars have been revealed for the season 9 premiere of Doctor Who, Titan Comics has a massive Doctor Who comic book crossover lined up, HBO's upcoming New World drama pilot that's likely based on the Salem Witch Trials has enlisted a notable director for its pilot, a new horror film from the duo behind 100 Bloody Acres has is entering production, and Fox has put in a pilot order for a series based on Neil Gaiman's Lucifer from The Sandman comic book series.
Doctor Who Season 9: Via BBC America, TVLine reports that Michelle Gomez will be back on-screen as The Master, aka "Missy", in the two-part season 9 premiere of Doctor Who, which does not yet have a release date. Jemma Redgrave, Kelly Hunter, and Clare Higgins will also reprise their roles as Kate, the Shadow Architect, and Ohila, respectively, in the season 9 premiere, »
- Derek Anderson
"It was hell. That's what hell is. You relive the worst moment of your life on a loop over and over and you can never wake up." Welcome to another video round-up! This time around, we have a new trailer for Fox's Wayward Pines TV series starring Matt Dillon, a hellish new clip from The Lazarus Effect, as well as two snippets from Neill Blomkamp's upcoming artificial intelligence film, Chappie.
Wayward Pines: "Based on the best-selling novel, “Pines,” by Blake Crouch, and brought to life by suspenseful storyteller M. Night Shyamalan (“The Sixth Sense,” “Signs,”), Wayward Pines is an intense, mind-bending new thriller in which nothing is what it seems. Secret Service agent Ethan Burke (Academy Award nominee Matt Dillon, “Crash,” “City of Ghosts”) arrives in the bucolic town of Wayward Pines, ID, on a mission to find two missing federal agents. But instead of answers, Ethan’s investigation only turns up more questions. »
- Derek Anderson
It’s been a long time (since the Oscar-nominated film The Sixth Sense) since director M. Night Shyamalan’s name has been attached to a project that both viewers and critics could enjoy. However, Fox is hopeful that will all change with the network’s upcoming limited series Wayward Pines, and now you can watch an all-new trailer for the show that was just released. Described as a 10-episode thriller, based on the best selling novel of the same name, Wayward Pines stars Matt Dillon as a Secret Service agent named Ethan Burke, who is on a mission to find two missing federal agents in the mysterious town of Wayward Pines, ID. In addition to Dillon, the cast includes Melissa Leo as Nurse Pam, Carla Gugino as Kate Hewson, Toby Jones as Dr. Jenkins, Shannyn Sossamon as Theresa Burke, Empire‘s Terrence Howard as Sheriff Arnold Pope, Charlie Tahan as Ben Burke, »
- Chris King
M. Night Shyamalan is heading into Twin Peaks territory this May with the upcoming event series Wayward Pines, which sees Matt Dillon starring as a U.S. Secret Service agent investigating the disappearance of two fellow agents in small town America. Ahead of its May premiere, a poster and trailer have been released, and we have them for you here…
Based upon the novel Pines by Blake Crouch, Wayward Pines also stars Carla Gugino, Juliette Lewis, Melissa Leo, Toby Jones, Shannyn Sossamon, Reed Diamond, Tim Griffin, Charlie Tahan and Terrence Howard.
Imagine the perfect American town… beautiful homes, manicured lawns, children playing safely in the streets. Now imagine never being able to leave. You have no communication with the outside world. You think you’re going insane. You must be in Wayward Pines. Secret Service Agent Ethan Burke (Academy Award nominee Matt Dillon, “Crash,” “City of Ghosts”) drives to the bucolic town of Wayward Pines, »
- Gary Collinson
Not every movie can be a winner. And not every actor can be Meryl Streep.
Even Oscar nominees make bad movies and sometimes, in an unfortunate twist of fate and bad timing, that bomb, that dud, that total and complete flop, comes out at the same time as some of the best work of their life. Here are 11 times that happened in the past 10 years:
1. Eddie Redmayne (2015)
Losing Role: Jupiter Ascending. This totally effing bonkers Wachowski sci-fi flick came out just before Oscar voting started. And once you see Redmayne as Bowie-esque space prince Balem Abrasax, it cannot be unseen.
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2. Jennifer Lawrence (2013)
Winning Role: Silver Linings Playbook. Lawrence took home Best Actress for her turn as a trouble townie named Tiffany in this dark spin on a rom-com »
Wayward Pines may be no ordinary town, but it’s certainly in the mold of more classic, fictionally strange ones. Based on a series of novels by Blake Crouch and shepherded to the small screen by filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan (who also directed the pilot), Wayward Pines is to be another strange little series indebted to…
- Samuel Zimmerman
We're running out of adjectives to describe the success of "Empire." After impressing early on with strong ratings that only grew as new episodes came out, Fox's hit drama has continued to surpass the wildest of expectations by again topping itself in Week 6. That's six consecutive weeks of ratings growth, a record for broadcast television; one that "Empire" keeps setting (and so far breaking) with each passing episode. Now Fox is looking to double up on the show's popularity by taking its star — Terrence Howard — and putting him front and center in the ad campaign for the network's new horror series, "Wayward Pines." Previous buzz focused on M. Night Shyamalan's involvement as an executive producer, but with the rise of an "Empire" comes new marketing strategies. Take a look at the spooky new trailer below, and then tell us in the comments if you'll be visiting "Wayward Pines" — and why. »
- Ben Travers
The television event Wayward Pines from executive producer M. Night Shyamalan may have just landed on my summer watching list. The show, based on the novel "Pines" by Blake Crouch, will remind a lot of you of Twin Peaks and it looks like that may not necessarily be a bad thing. Matt Dillon stars as a Secret Service agent investigating the disappearance of two other agents, when he finds himself trapped in a small town. The town may seem friendly enough, but as you will see, »
- Graham McMorrow
It’s been nearly a year since we were first introduced to M. Night Shyamalan’s creepy small town drama, Wayward Pines. That first sneak peek trailer hinted at a bizarre, dream-like serial – and this latest one from Fox continues to explore that Lynchian tone. Based on the novel Pines by Blake Crouch, the event series was developed for the small screen by Chad Hodge, with the aforementioned Sixth Sense helmer on board to produce and direct the pilot.
The limited series stars Matt Dillon as a Secret Service agent on the hunt for two missing federal agents in Wayward Pines, Idaho. As he ventures deeper into the town’s seedy underbelly, his investigation turns far more sinister than he imagined. Melissa Leo, Terrence Howard, Carla Gugino, Toby Jones, and Juliette Lewis also star as a ragatg crew of the town’s residents.
As I mentioned in my overview of the first teaser, »
- Gem Seddon
Secret Service agent Ethan Burke (Matt Dillon) tries to unravel the mysteries of a bizarre town in the new trailer for Wayward Pines, a Fox event series that debuts Thursday, May 14 at 9 Pm Et on Fox. Based on the novel "Pines" by Blake Crouch, Wayward Pines was created by Chad Hodge (The Playboy Club), with M. Night Shyamalan directing the pilot and serving as an executive producer alongside Donald De Line and Ashwin Rajan.
Imagine the perfect American town... beautiful homes, manicured lawns, children playing safely in the streets. Now imagine never being able to leave. You have no communication with the outside world. You think you're going insane. You must be in Wayward Pines. Secret Service Agent Ethan Burke (Academy Award nominee Matt Dillon) drives to the bucolic town of Wayward Pines, ID, searching for two missing federal agents. One of the best Secret Service agents in the Seattle office, »
M. Night Shyamalan produces the show Wayward Pines, based on the novel Pines by Blake Crouch, and the show really looks like some bizarre combination of Twin Peaks and The Prisoner. I’ve made that comparison before, but this new Wayward Pines trailer really hammers it home. Matt Dillon is a Secret Service agent investigating the disappearance of […]
The post ‘Wayward Pines’ Trailer: This Town Is Watching and Listening appeared first on /Film. »
- Russ Fischer
Is this the year M. Night Shyamalan gets his groove back? Well, he'll have two chances on two different formats to make it right with fans. He's got a feature film in the can with "The Visit" (previously known as "Sundowning"), but first he dips his toes into event television with "Wayward Pines." The first trailer for the show is here. Starring Matt Dillon, Melissa Leo, Terrence Howard, Carla Gugino, Toby Jones, and Juliette Lewis, this “Twin Peaks”-esque series follows an FBI agent who heads to a titular Pacific Northwestern town to search for some missing federal agents, and becomes entangled with some very colorful locals. Shyamalan directed the pilot and produced the series. Let us know if you'll be tuning in on May 14th at 9 Pm to check this out. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
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