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15 items from 2015


The 20 Most Anticipated Films Of The 2015 Tribeca Film Festival

9 April 2015 10:25 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

We're just a week away from the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival, which opens on Wednesday April 15th and runs until the 26th. As ever, the lineup is skewed toward U.S. productions, though not exclusively so, ranging from higher-profile projects with starry casts and broad ensembles to smaller, more under the radar titles from first-time directors. While the festival overall can't claim equivalent prestige with the Sundance and Cannes Film Festivals. Tribeca is positioned between either, both in geographic and chronological senses, and has carved out a solid niche for itself as an independent-leaning festival with a laudable agenda to foster new talent in both feature and shorts filmmaking. And this year, in addition to attracting an eclectic top-shelf jury including Dylan McDermott, Cobie Smulders, Steve Buscemi, Whoopi Goldberg, Gloria Steinem, Vanessa Williams, Sheila Nevins, Debi Mazar, Minnie Driver, Andre Holland, Hank Azaria, Mamie Gummer, Mark Boal, Burr Steers, David »

- The Playlist Staff

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Tribeca Film Festival 2015 Annouces Its Jury

7 April 2015 7:11 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Tribeca Film Festival 2015 starts on April 15th and runs until the 26th. And here are the film festival jurors: World Narrative Jurors are: screenwriter and producer Paul Attanasio (Quiz Show, Donnie Brasco); director Sophie Barthes (Cold Souls); writer-director Burr Steers (Igby Goes Down); Actress Whoopie Goldberg; and Actor Dylan McDermott. World Documentary Jurors are: Franco-American filmmakerDiego Bunuel and head of Documentaries on Canal Plus;Tine Fischer, founder and CEO of documentary film festival Cph:dox; director David Gelb (Jiro Dreams of Sushi); film critic Joshua Rothkopf; and feminist icon Gloria Steinem. Best New Narrative Director Jurors are: two-time Oscar winning writer-producer Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker); Oscar-nominated animator Don Hertzfeldt (It’s  [ Read More ]

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- Rudie Obias

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Upcoming Videogame Movies

20 March 2015 11:05 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Will we be seeing the first truly great videogame movie soon?  Here’s the list of upcoming videogame movies and what we think about each one.  

Over the last few weeks, we’ve looked at the videogame movies that have come out in the past and done an analysis of what made them so bad.  Now, let’s turn our eyes to the future.  More videogame movies are in production than ever before, and a few have some pretty big names attached to them.  Will we be seeing the first truly great videogame movie soon?  Here’s the list of upcoming videogame movies and what we think about each one.  Let us know which movies you think will be great and which will be flops in the comments below!

 

Agent 47

August 28, 2015

We had a Hitman movie back in 2007 that was alright, but it generally followed the trend of videogame movies being kind of crappy. »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Nick Vollmer)

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On the Horizon: 9 Upcoming Video Game Movies

20 March 2015 11:05 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Will we be seeing the first truly great video game movie soon?  Hollywood studios currently have several adaptations in various stages of development, so we're taking a look at them to see which has the potential to be something amazing. 

Over the last few weeks, we’ve looked at the videogame movies that have come out in the past and done an analysis of what made them so bad.  Now, let’s turn our eyes to the future.  More videogame movies are in production than ever before, and a few have some pretty big names attached to them.  Will we be seeing the first truly great videogame movie soon?  Here’s the list of upcoming videogame movies and what we think about each one.  Let us know which movies you think will be great and which will be flops in the comments below!

Agent 47 (August 28, 2015)

We had a Hitman movie back in 2007 that was alright, »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Nick Vollmer)

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Busy Kathryn Bigelow Sets Bowe Bergdahl Pic, But What of Her Other Projects?

11 March 2015 12:09 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Reports are swirling around that director Kathryn Bigelow's next film will be centered on Pow Bowe Bergdahl, a Us Army soldier tortured and held captive by Taliban affiliates in Afghanistan from June 2009 to May 2014. Circumstances surrounding the disappearance of Bergdahl, who ended up in enemy hands after wandering off base, were a hot topic in the media, which speculated about the soldier's potential misconduct and rumored anti-American sentiments. Last year, Annapurna Pictures acquired rights to another Bigelow film, "True American" starring Tom Hardy, about the story of Bangladesh Air Force officer and disgraced immigrant Raisuddin Bhuiyan. But it appears that the yet-to-be-titled Bergdahl project will instead be her next film, with Annapurna's Megan Ellison also backing. Read More: Kathryn Bigelow's Next Film, 'True American,' Will Star Tom Hardy Bigelow and her stalwart screenwriter Mark Boal (Oscar-winning screenwriter and producer behind "The Hurt »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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Kathryn Bigelow Reveals ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ Follow-Up, ‘Jurassic World’ Helmer Sets Sci-Fi Thriller, and More

9 March 2015 12:41 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Since releasing Zero Dark Thirty over two years, Kathryn Bigelow has circled a number of films, but now it looks like she’s finally settled on one. After being rumored for it since last year, Deadline reports that she’s dropped the long-gestating Triple Frontier to now focus on the Mark Boal-scripted Bowe Bergdahl drama. Backed by Annapurna Pictures […] »

- Leonard Pearce

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Rumor: Kathryn Bigelow Sets Bowe Bergdahl Film as Next Project

9 March 2015 10:30 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Since the release of Zero Dark Thirty, director Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal have been working on a project called Triple Frontier, based on the crime-ridden border intersection of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay. But that project, set up at Paramount, hasn’t quite ignited into an actual film. Now there’s a report that Triple Frontier has been […]

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- Russ Fischer

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Kathryn Bigelow Targets Prisoner Of War Movie As Next Project

9 March 2015 9:20 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Zero Dark Thirty helmer Kathryn Bigelow is preparing to move ahead on her next film, a prisoner of war drama revolving around the true-life story of Bowe Bergdahl.

News comes via Deadline, who reports that the project has taken top priority on the director’s busy schedule, unofficially pushing her work on The True American and South American drug film, Triple Frontier. Producer Megan Ellison stated that studios are already circling the as-yet-untitled Bergdahl drama, which will act as the third collaboration between Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal.

Still in its embryonic state, it’s expected that the picture will center on the Bergdahl’s gruelling story as an American soldier captured by the Taliban and held hostage for a full five years. During this excruciating period, the prisoner of war was subjected to torture and upon his release as part of a high-profile and indeed controversial exchange, Bergdahl began »

- Michael Briers

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Bigelow Swaps "Frontier" For Bergdahl

9 March 2015 7:56 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

"The Hurt Locker" and "Zero Dark Thirty" duo of director Kathryn Bigelow and writer Mark Boal seem to have made up their minds on which project they have in development will become their next film together.

Deadline reports that the proposed film about Pow Bowe Bergdahl, which Megan Ellison will produce, has taken priority for Bigelow with the untitled film to be her immediate next project.

Bergdahl was a U.S. soldier kidnapped by the Taliban and held captive for five years. He was released last summer in a prisoner exchange that quickly became the subject of political controversy.

The move puts the pair's long in the works ensemble crime drama "Triple Frontier" on the back burner. That multilingual, "Traffic"-esque tale takes place in the one of the world's most crime-ridden regions - the border where Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay converge. »

- Garth Franklin

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Finally Some News on Kathryn Bigelow's Next Movie

9 March 2015 7:48 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

For the longest time it seemed like Kathryn Bigelow's next film would be the border zone thriller Triple Frontier, but Deadline now says that film has been pushed aside. So what's nextc Is it that adaptation of Anand Giridharadas' non-fiction book "The True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas" starring Tom Hardyc Nope, it's going to be the one we learned about last June, bringing Bigelow back together with screenwriter Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty) to tell the story of Taliban Pow Bowe Bergdahl. Megan Ellison's Annapurna is producing and studios are expected to begin bidding soon. As I wrote back in June, I would rather see a story of the late "Rolling Stone" reporter Michael Hastings whose article on Bergdahl, "America's Last Prisoner of War" is being adapted for Todd Field to direct. We've heard enough about Bergdahl and I also wish Bigelow would »

- Brad Brevet

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Kathryn Bigelow Moving Ahead With Bowe Bergdahl Movie, 'Triple Frontier' Delayed

9 March 2015 7:25 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

You may have forgotten, but last summer it was announced that "The Hurt Locker" and "Zero Dark Thirty" team Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal were developing a movie about Pow Bowe Bergdahl, with Megan Ellison backing the project. Not much else has been heard since, but it looks like the picture is now taking priority for Bigelow. Over at Deadline, it has been revealed the untitled movie will be her next picture, and studios are expected to start taking a serious look at it. The movie will tell the intriguing tale of Bergdahl, the U.S. soldier who was kidnapped by the Taliban after wandering off his base, and held captive for five years. When he was released last summer, Bergdahl made headlines around the world, with the curious circumstances around the event providing lots of fodder for speculation. But as this movie moves forward, what is going on with "Triple Frontier"? The multilingual, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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New on Netflix: The best films and TV shows this week

5 February 2015 3:00 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Want to keep up with all the great new content arriving on Netflix? Then you're in luck, as we'll be bringing you a round-up of the best TV shows, films, documentaries and stand-up arriving on Netflix UK every week.

Here are the latest additions to Netflix, as well as news and events worth keeping an eye on over the coming week:

Zero Dark Thirty

Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal's acclaimed terrorist drama arrives on Netflix on February 8. Jessica Chastain stars as a CIA analyst at the centre of one of history's greatest manhunts - the search for al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.

The gritty and unflinching thriller received a huge amount of awards attention, with Chastain taking home the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama. The film explores the realities of war and secret intelligence, and that eternal question of whether the ends justify the means. »

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Neil Druckmann says “some big changes” for The Last of Us film adaptation

27 January 2015 1:18 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

While talking to Game Informer (via Gamespot) this week, The Last of Us game director Neil Druckmann has been talking about the progress of the film, and that the second draft of the script (which he has written himself) has been finished.

While talking to the site, Druckmann said that the script, while being faithful to the game, will have a few changes before it makes its way to the silver screen.

“(It’s) pretty faithful to the game. There are some big changes, but the tone and what the story’s trying to say is pretty faithful to the game.”

Furthermore, Druckmann stated that “a bunch of actors” took part in a table read recently, but we await official confirmation as to who will star. Game of ThronesMaisie Williams has been heavily linked to play Ellie in the film, but as yet hasn’t been confirmed.

Druckmann is »

- Scott J. Davis

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Best Picture Winners Based On or Inspired By Real People and Events

27 January 2015 7:00 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Anjelica Oswald

Managing Editor

The Imitation Game features Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing, a mathematician and computer science pioneer who, along with his fellow code-breakers, broke the Nazi Enigma code to help end World War II. Though Turing was hailed as a hero, he was eventually arrested and prosecuted for homosexuality, along with 49,000 other British men and women. Turing chose to be chemically castrated rather than face imprisonment, so he could continue his work, and it is believed that he committed suicide a few years later. Queen Elizabeth II posthumously pardoned Turing in 2013.

On Jan. 21, Stephen Fry led a discussion about the The Imitation Game following a screening of the film for BAFTA voters, discussed Queen Elizabeth’s pardon and suggested that the 49,000 persecuted men and women should be as well. Chad Griffin, the president of Human Rights Campaign, which is honoring The Imitation Game at its Human Rights Gala on Jan. »

- Anjelica Oswald

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​Oscars 2015: Let the Mudslinging Begin

5 January 2015 9:00 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

It was inevitable, with so many inspired-by-a-true-story films in the Oscar race, that there would be grumbling about the inaccuracies of various awards-contending movies. This year, however, all those complaints seemed to emerge at once, mostly during the past week. And the gripes are especially bitter, seemingly aimed not just at questioning the movies' factuality but also at sabotaging their chances of winning awards. It's this sort of mudslinging that has many observers wondering if those who complain are actually doing the bidding of campaigners for competing films and performers.

The loudest trash talk last week came from gold-medal-winning Olympic wrestler Mark Schultz, who is played by Channing Tatum in the awards-contender "Foxcatcher." Noticing that reviewers of the recently-released films have found a subtext of homosexuality in the movie (though it's all in the way that creepy coach John du Pont, played by Steve Carell, behaves toward Schultz, and not »

- Gary Susman

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