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Primeval Scary First Look At The Meg Starring Jason Statham

Director Steven Spielberg’s penultimate shark film Jaws spawned Deep Blue Sea, The Shallows and Open Water, just to name a few. Mankind has been chum in the cinema water for these sharp toothed beasties for decades.

Now comes the latest terror The Meg. In their recent 2018 preview, Warner Bros. Pictures has released a chilling first image from the film starring Jason Statham. Expect a first trailer to hit soon.

Statham plays Jonas Taylor in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Gravity Pictures’ action adventure. It is slated for release on August 10, 2018.

Jason Statham (“Spy,” “Furious 7,” “The Expendables” films) and award-winning Chinese actress Li Bingbing (“Transformers: Age of Extinction,” “Forbidden Kingdom,” “The Message”) star in the science fiction action thriller, directed by Jon Turteltaub (the “National Treasure” movies, “Last Vegas”).

In the film, a deep-sea submersible—part of an international undersea observation program—has been attacked by a massive creature, previously thought to be extinct,
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New image from prehistoric shark thriller The Meg featuring Jason Statham

Empire has revealed a new image from The Meg, Jon Turteltaub’s adaptation of Steve Alten’s shark thriller Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror, featuring Jason Statham and his prehistoric foe; check it out here…

A deep-sea submersible—part of an international undersea observation program—has been attacked by a massive creature, previously thought to be extinct, and now lies disabled at the bottom of the deepest trench in the Pacific…with its crew trapped inside. With time running out, expert deep sea rescue diver Jonas Taylor (Jason Statham) is recruited by a visionary Chinese oceanographer (Winston Chao), against the wishes of his daughter Suyin (Li Bingbing), to save the crew—and the ocean itself—from this unstoppable threat: a pre-historic 75-foot-long shark known as the Megalodon. What no one could have imagined is that, years before, Taylor had encountered this same terrifying creature. Now, teamed with Suyin, he
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Here’s The Trailer For ‘Mozart In The Jungle’ Season 4

I must admit, I’m not fully aware of Amazon’s Mozart In The Jungle, but know that we’re talking a series of quality here following its multiple awards wins across the three existing series. I received an email this morning pointing me in the direction of the trailer for the upcoming fourth season.

New melodies arise as Rodrigo (Gael García Bernal) and Hailey (Lola Kirke) take their relationship public. Hailey struggles to prove herself as a conductor, while Rodrigo fights to keep his inspiration alive. Thomas (Malcolm McDowell) joins a start-up orchestra in Brooklyn that challenges Gloria (Bernadette Peters).

The Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning Amazon Original Mozart in the Jungle features Gael Garcia Bernal, Lola Kirke, Saffron Burrows, Malcolm McDowell, Bernadette Peters, and Hannah Dunne. Season four includes guest stars Debra Monk, Masi Oka, Michael Emerson, and John Cameron Mitchell. Mozart in the Jungle is executive produced by Roman Coppola,
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A Musical Benefit Honoring Grammy-Winning Violinist Joshua Bell and Veteran Teacher Vincent Womack

November 28, 2017 was a note-worthy evening as Education Through Music-Los Angeles (Etm-la) hosted its 12th Anniversary Benefit Gala.

Vincent Womack and Joshua Bell with Host Malcolm McDowell

Credit/Copyright: Danny Moloshok

Supporters from the music, film and education communities gathered to honor Grammy-Winning Violinist Joshua Bell, and Veteran Music Teacher (Foshay Learning Center, Los Angeles Unified School District) Vincent Womack at the Skirball Cultural Center.

The event was hosted by Malcolm McDowell (Mozart in the Jungle), and featured special performances and presentations by Joshua Bell (Grammy winning violinist), Billy Childs (Grammy winning pianist/composer), Judith Hill (The Voice, Prince, Michael Jackson), Joanne Pearce Martin (pianist, Los Angeles Philharmonic,) Dr. Lemmon McMillan, guest Chris Botti (Grammy winning trumpeter), Foshay Learning Center Students and Education Through Music-La Students. Executive Director of Etm-la Victoria Lanier welcomed co-chair hosts Lola Debney and Alecia Spendlove. Honorary chairs of the gala include music education champions and
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New Meg Synopsis Has Jason Statham Fighting a 75-Foot Shark

Warner Bros. has released the first official synopsis for Meg, the studio's upcoming thriller that takes the shark movie genre to new lengths, quite literally. The last we heard about this movie was way back in January, when Steve Alten, who wrote the book that Meg is based on, stated that this will be an "edge-of-your-seat scary movie" that features a massive 70-foot shark, but this new plot synopsis straight from Warner Bros. states that the shark is even bigger, coming in at a whopping 75 feet long. Take a look at the official synopsis below.

"A deep-sea submersible, part of an international undersea observation program, has been attacked by a massive creature, previously thought to be extinct, and now lies disabled at the bottom of the deepest trench in the Pacific... with its crew trapped inside. With time running out, expert deep sea rescue diver Jonas Taylor (Statham) is recruited
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The Meg: new pic from Statham vs Giant Shark movie

Simon Brew Jan 15, 2018

Jason Statham vs a 75 foot shark. And here's the latest picture of him ready to do battel.

The movie gods saw we were suffering. They saw we’d sat through The Emoji Movie. They saw us toiling through Transformers sequels. They saw us desperately trying to find goodness in the depths of The Mummy.

And so they smiled. In fact, they didn’t just smile. They gave us a euphoric grin and decreed that yes, in 2018, we could have a movie where The Statham does battle with a giant shark. And, said the movie gods, just for shits and giggles, we’ll get the director of While You Were Sleeping to make it.

The Meg, ladies and gentlemen. A film for which this website feels that it was invented. A film for which we now have a new image. This image, in fact, showing Statham and his chums ready to do battle.
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Tokyo Film Festival: Masi Oka Says He Wants to Be "Japan's Cheerleader"

Actor and producer Masi Oka (Heroes, Hawaii Five-0, Death Note) has been working to build bridges between Hollywood and Japan.

Beyond working on projects based on known Japanese franchises, he serves as an advisor to the Japan External Trade Organization (Jetro), a Japanese government-related organization that promotes trade and investment relations with other countries.

Oka this week hosted in Tokyo, where he was born, a session at the annual Japan Content Showcase, which is affiliated with the Tokyo International Film Festival.

He spoke to THR about his love for manga and other Japanese content, the challenges of bringing it to...
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Tokyo Film Festival: Masi Oka Says He Wants to Be "Japan's Cheerleader"

Tokyo Film Festival: Masi Oka Says He Wants to Be
Actor and producer Masi Oka (Heroes, Hawaii Five-0, Death Note) has been working to build bridges between Hollywood and Japan.

Beyond working on projects based on known Japanese franchises, he serves as an advisor to the Japan External Trade Organization (Jetro), a Japanese government-related organization that promotes trade and investment relations with other countries.

Oka this week hosted in Tokyo, where he was born, a session at the annual Japan Content Showcase, which is affiliated with the Tokyo International Film Festival.

He spoke to THR about his love for manga and other Japanese content, the challenges of bringing it to...
See full article at The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News »

Hawaii Five-0: Season Eight Ratings

The Hawaii Five-0 TV show's ratings declined for several years in a row. In its seventh season though, the CBS reboot basically maintained its demo rating average, and its total viewership grew. With the departures of stars Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park, as well as Masi Oka, will the ratings increase further, or will they sink as a result of the losses? Is this TV series nearing its end, anyhow? Alex O'Loughlin has indicated this eighth season may be his last. Will Hawaii Five-0 be cancelled or renewed for season nine? Stay tuned. A reimagining of the original Hawaii Five-0, this CBS police procedural stars Alex O'Loughlin, Scott Caan, Ian Anthony Dale, Meaghan Rath, Beulah Koale, Jorge Garcia, Chi McBride, Taylor Wily, Dennis Chun, and Kimee Balmilero. The action revolves around Detective Steve McGarrett (O'Loughlin) and his elite state police task force.
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Why ‘Death Note’ Is Guilty of Whitewashing, and What We Can Do to Prevent More Movies Like It

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Why ‘Death Note’ Is Guilty of Whitewashing, and What We Can Do to Prevent More Movies Like It
So Netflix’s “Death Note” is finally available to stream around the world, and everyone is completely thrilled about it with no reservations whatsoever, the end.

Just kidding. While the release of Adam Wingard’s controversial manga adaptation has been overshadowed by everything from Hurricane Harvey to “Game of Thrones” and even a different story of Hollywood white-washing (albeit one with a happy ending, thanks to actor Ed Skrein agreeing to remove himself from the “Hellboy” remake), the movie has been kicking up a fuss ever since it was first announced that none of its major characters would be played by actors of Asian descent. The case may not be quite as cut-and-dry as it was with this year’s ill-conceived “Ghost in the Shell” remake, but the discussion around it may be even more valuable for that.

Below, IndieWire critics David Ehrlich and Hanh Nguyen dig into the issue.
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Movie Review: Death Note

Let’s start this by saying the following: This is not the Death Note we know. It’s nothing like the manga or the anime save for the fact that it’s about a boy with a notebook killing people. That’s where the similarities begin and end. The pace is different, the characters are different. With that being the case, know that I will only make comparisons to the original as a way to illustrate the failures and successes of this one. Now, shall we begin?

Death Note, or at least this Death Note, is the story of Light Turner (Nat Wolff), a young boy with a carefree attitude, who finds a book that allows him to kill people by writing their name in it. Because of his checkered past when his mom was killed by a drunk driver and his obsession with making people respect him, he decides
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Death Note: Story Was Pitched As Two or Three-Film Series, Netflix ‘Ready’ To Make Sequel If Earned

Right now, both critics and fans have Death Note tied to a wooden post and are having a hell of a time giving it a lashing. Like many anime or manga adaptations that have come before it (Dragon Ball Evolution, Ghost in the Shell), fans of the source material are picking this one apart for every discrepancy from the manga. If you’ve ventured onto Twitter and looked into this, you’ll notice that this film is getting a decent amount of hate.

Related: Death Note Review - A Film Worth Noting

That being said, unlike the other two films, there are also a good number of folks who are defending the film. Like those of us here at Lrm who have seen the film, some fans who have had a chance to see it actually enjoyed this very different take on the battle between Light and L, despite the
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Interview: Masi Oka Talks Death Note (Exclusive)

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Interview: Masi Oka Talks Death Note (Exclusive)
Launching a daring and often heated debate over how to best present a controversial subject publicly is often one of the most compelling ways to draw attention to that important cause. Netflix is bringing attention to the deliberation over how to best adapt a beloved series into a different culture with its intriguing new supernatural […]

The post Interview: Masi Oka Talks Death Note (Exclusive) appeared first on Shockya.com.
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Death Note Producer Masi Oka On Working With The Manga Creators & Adapting This Challenging Property For Netflix

It's been incredibly rewarding to seen the landscape of film change over the past few years. Yes, blockbusters are only getting bigger and bigger, but we're also seeing a real divide, not only in the content between theaters, TV, and streaming services, but in the actual content being delivered. While things in film have been getting safer and safer on the big screen, there's been a recent surge of truly unique filmmaking thanks to streaming services like Netflix, who are willing to take a leap of faith.

This is the case with Death Note, a film that's been in development for God knows how long. Like Ghost in the Shell and Akira before it, Death Note has passed through several hands on its way to being a film. It passed through the likes of Shane Black and Warner Bros. before it finally landed with Adam Wingard and Netflix, who were
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Death Note Would Not Have Happened Without Netflix

We’ve said this before and we’ll say it again: Netflix is changing the landscape of film. If you have yet to hear our conversation on this very subject matter in the latest episode of Los Fanboys, I highly recommend you do so Here (we talk about it during the Death Note section of the podcast). It’s also a subject that was discussed around San Diego Comic-Con time in regards to the upcoming Netflix original David Ayer film, Bright.

Both Death Note and Bright are films that would not have happened without Netflix. They are far too risky and far too genre-specific for normal studios to have been okay going forward with — especially since both would sport R ratings. In fact, in Death Note’s case, it was a production that had been set up at Warner Bros., but they ultimately passed on the script. Luckily for the production,
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Star Wars: Did This Toy Leak Reveal The Name Of The Han Solo Movie?

For years now we’ve known that Lucasfilm was hard at work at creating a Han Solo film. Since then, there has been all kinds of speculation as to what the film could be called…though most have pretty much ended up with two to three different possibilities. There’s Solo: A Star Wars Story, Han Solo: A Star Wars Story, and the incredibly cheesy and (hopefully) less likely Scoundrels: A Star Wars Story.

I think it’s fair to say that most fans expected, when all said and done, for the title to end up with the former two, but of course, we didn’t know. Whenever bringing it up, Lucasfilm would refer to it as the untitled Han Solo film, and given the huge recent director changes, they’re likely going to keep quite on most news for a good while.

Related: A Closer Look At What Happened
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Death Note Producer Masi Oka On The Challenge Of Adapting A 12-Volume Manga Into A Film

A challange with any film adaptation from a book, comic book or manga has to be the development of characters. After all they only have about one and a half to two hours to tell their story. This becomes an even greater challenge when the characters have a passionate fanbase that want their beloved characters as if they were jumping out of the pages of their books. With the the Netflix film Death Note on a few days away from release, the characters in this film will be subject to the same scrutiny.

Director Adam Wingard did not have the luxuary of a 12-volume series or a 37-episode anime series to tell his story. Light Turner played by Nat Wolff needs to take on the role of "Kira" a lot quicker than fans would probobly want. With that said, it changes the role of Ryuk, voiced by Willem Dafoe, who
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Netflix continues to branch out with “Death Note”

There’s a notable difference between the types of projects that Amazon and Netflix have been putting out, theatrically speaking. On the one hand, Amazon has been gunning for awards and embracing a theatrical release with things like the Oscar winner Manchester by the Sea. There’s also their burgeoning relationship with an auteur like Woody Allen. It’s a whole concerted effort under their Amazon Studios wing. On the other hand, Netflix has gone for casting a wider net, while only occasionally putting their higher profile films out in theaters, like Beasts of No Nation or this year’s Okja. They only once in a while look at things with an awards type view. So far, they’ve either come up short with would be players like War Machine, or seen things like Beasts of No Nation snubbed. This week, Death Note hits as the latest major Netflix release.
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What The Death Note Creators Were Adamant About Getting Right In The Netflix Movie

Every adaptation has its issues to overcome. Translating anything from one medium to another is a difficult task, and that task is usually amplified the more different the mediums are from one another. In the case of Death Note, we have a 12-volume manga that’s being adapted into an hour-and-a-half film. But in addition to the breadth of content they have to wade through, there’s also the cultural things that needed to be adapted.

Needless to say, the filmmakers had their work cut out for them on this one. But none of this even tackles what the creators of the original manga, writer Tsugumi Ohba and artist Takeshi Obata, think is the most important aspect of the story. Whenever taking on a venture like this, it’s always nice to defer back to the original creators, in hopes that they can ensure the project stays true to the core of the story.
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‘Death Note’: Adam Wingard Defends Anime Adaptation Against Whitewashing Claims: ‘It Is a Whole New Thing’

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‘Death Note’: Adam Wingard Defends Anime Adaptation Against Whitewashing Claims: ‘It Is a Whole New Thing’
Like a lot of movies made in the last year, “Death Note” has faced criticism for whitewashing its source material. The upcoming Netflix drama is based on a Japanese manga and, not unlike “Ghost in the Shell,” has changed Japanese characters into American ones: Nat Wolff plays Light Turner (the updated version of Light Yagami), while Margaret Qualley is Mia Sutton (Misa Amane).

Director Adam Wingard addressed those claims to Vulture, saying that his take on “Death Note” isn’t “just taking a character and trying to say a white kid is a Japanese kid. It is a whole new thing. The characters are all very different and it is a different kind of experience all together.”

Read More:‘Death Note’: Controversial Netflix Adaptation Gets Mixed Reaction at Comic-Con

Wingard, who also directed “You’re Next” and “Blair Witch,” got defensive about the same subject a couple months back: “Just clearing up misconceptions.
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