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Fox sets Epoch Index with director Brad Peyton and producer Matt Reeves

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After battling it out with five other studios, Fox has landed a deal to present Epoch Index, a film project based on the short story written by Christian Cantrell. Now that they've secured the rights to distribute the property, Fox has eagerly tasked Rampage and San Andreas director Brad Peyton with helming the film, who will work from a script penned by Justin Rhodes (Terminator, Fantastic Voyage).... Read More...
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Fox Lands ‘Epoch Index;’ Brad Peyton Directs, Matt Reeves Producing, Justin Rhodes Scripting

Exclusive: Short stories have definitely caught the fancy of Hollywood movie studios. Fox has just made a splashy deal for the rights to Epoch Index, a short story/novella by Christian Cantrell that had six studios in the mix. Brad Peyton (Rampage and San Andreas) is attached to direct, Justin Rhodes (Terminator Reboot and Fantastic Voyage) is attached to write, and War for the Planet of the Apes‘ helmer Matt Reeves and his 6th & Idaho banner will produce. Peyton and…
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Sci-Fi and Period Tales Rule Oscar Production Design Race

Sci-Fi and Period Tales Rule Oscar Production Design Race
When looking for trends in the race for the art direction Oscar, there are two that stand out: voters favor historical films and they’re not crazy about science fiction.

Films that are set primarily in the present day have only won six times since 1968 (1976’s “All the President’s Men,” 1978’s “Heaven Can Wait,” 1979’s “All That Jazz,” 1989’s “Batman,” 1994’s “The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert” and 2016’s “La La Land”) and the category has only been won by five science-fiction films since the Academy Awards debuted in 1929 (2015’s “Mad Max: Fury Road,” 2009’s “Avatar,” 1977’s “Star Wars,” 1967’s “Fantastic Voyage” and 1954’s “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea”).

This year, the category has its own set of micro-trends.

While no present day-set films are among the nominees, two are science fiction, “Blade Runner 2049” and “The Shape of Water” (also a period piece, set in 1962), and they both draw inspiration from the blocky, concrete-heavy
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Men in Black Spin-Off Gets Fate of the Furious Director

Sony Pictures' highly-anticipated Men in Black spin-off is moving full steam ahead, with the studio bringing in director F. Gary Gray to take the helm. The studio confirmed a summer 2019 release date back in September, but just a few weeks ago they moved it up from June 14, 2019 to May 17, 2019, which could indicate that the studio has put this on the fast track. Now that they already have a director on board, that could be the case, although it has yet to be confirmed when production is starting.

This project went through a few different incarnations at first, with Oren Uziel coming aboard in 2013 to write this spin-off, which became a hybrid of both Men in Black and 21 Jump Street, tentatively entitled Mib 23. Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill were initially set to reprise their roles from the 21 Jump Street franchise, with James Bobin coming aboard to direct, but that project ultimately fell apart.
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Hollywood Flashback: In 1981, Lily Tomlin's 'Shrinking Woman' Almost Disappeared

Hollywood Flashback: In 1981, Lily Tomlin's 'Shrinking Woman' Almost Disappeared
Downsizing. But films as varied as 1966's Fantastic Voyage (the only submarine crew ever to feature Raquel Welch is shrunk and injected into a scientist's bloodstream), 1987's Innerspace (more inner-body miniaturization involving scientists) and 1989's Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (which merited two sequels, a 3D attraction at Disneyland and an ABC TV show) have used extreme diminishment as a plot point. Two classic tiny-human films were related to each other: 1957's...
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Make A Fantastic Voyage In New Trailer For Ava DuVernay’s A Wrinkle In Time

From visionary director Ava DuVernay comes Disney’s “A Wrinkle in Time,” an epic adventure based on Madeleine L’Engle’s timeless classic which takes audiences across dimensions of time and space, examining the nature of darkness versus light and, ultimately, the triumph of love.

Through one girl’s transformative journey led by three celestial guides, we discover that strength comes from embracing one’s individuality and that the best way to triumph over fear is to travel by one’s own light.

Watch the brand new warrior trailer from Disney’s “A Wrinkle in Time,” which debuted on the “American Music Awards”.

Directed by Emmy(R) winner and Oscar(R) and Golden Globe(R) nominee Ava DuVernay from a screenplay by Oscar winner Jennifer Lee based upon the beloved novel by Madeleine L’Engle, “A Wrinkle in Time” stars: two-time Academy Award(R) nominee Oprah Winfrey, Oscar and Emmy winner Reese Witherspoon,
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Guillermo del Toro is Taking a Year Off From Directing – What Does That Mean For ‘Fantastic Voyage’?

Guillermo del Toro is Taking a Year Off From Directing – What Does That Mean For ‘Fantastic Voyage’?
20th Century Fox has been trying to remake Richard Fleischer’s 1966 sci-fi classic Fantastic Voyage since around 2005, and after a few stops and starts, they finally found a director in Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, Pacific Rim). The last we heard, del Toro and Fox agreed to delay the production so del Toro could handle his press duties […]

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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* (*But Were Afraid to Ask)

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* (*But Were Afraid to Ask)


Twilight Time

1972 / 1:85 / Street Date July 18th, 2017

Starring: Woody Allen, Gene Wilder, Tony Randall, Burt Reynolds

Cinematography: David M. Walsh

Film Editor: Eric Albertson

Written by Woody Allen

Produced by Jack Brodsky, Elliott Gould

Music: Mundell Lowe

Directed by Woody Allen

A how-to book for fledgling libertines, David Reuben’s bestselling Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex (But Were Afraid to Ask) was the kind of sex manual that could remain on the coffee table when the in-laws arrived. An everyman’s guide to the birds and the bees, it ambled through its range of racy topics, from sodomy, cunnilingus to, um, plastic surgery for the genitalia, with both commonsensical and alarmingly retrograde attitudes, dispensing its advice with all the excitement of an insurance agent’s visit. When Woody Allen was given the opportunity to adapt it,
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Update: Guillermo del Toro’s Fantastic Voyage to start shooting next year

Back in January 2016 it was announced that Guillermo del Toro was in talks to direct a remake of the classic 1966 sci-fi Fantastic Voyage, and while his involvement is yet to be officially confirmed it now looks like the project has a start date.

According to Omega Underground, the film is set to begin production in January in Toronto, Canada. David S. Goyer (Blade II) has penned the script, while James Cameron is producing through his Lightstorm Entertainment for 20th Century Fox.

The original film was directed by Richard Fleischer and follows a team of Americans who are miniaturised and injected into the body of a important scientist in order to remove a blood clot from his brain and save his life.

Update: According to Deadline, Fox and Lightstorm Entertainment have put the brakes on pre-production to allow del Toro time for a possible awards run with The Shape of Water.
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Film & TV News: Superstition, Fantastic Voyage, Jon Spaihts To Write Justice League Dark

Superstition, Fantastic Voyage, Justice League Dark, And Other Film And TV News Superstition, Fantastic VoyageJustice League Dark, and other films and TV shows have made recent production news. These productions come from studios based primarily in the United States. The production information within is subject to change. Justice League Dark Jon Spaihts has been tapped by Warner [...]

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Jerome Bixby’s The Man From Earth Celebrates its 10th anniversary With a New Blu-ray & DVD Set

“What if a man from the Upper Paleolithic had survived until the present day?”

The Special Edition Blu-ray + DVD Collector’s Set of the cult classic science fiction drama The Man From Earth will be available On November 21st from Mvd Entertainment Group

Directed by Richard Schenkman (A Diva’s Christmas Carol), The Man From Earth stars David Lee Smith (Fight Club, Zodiac), John Billingsley (2012, “True Blood”), William Katt (Carrie, “The Greatest American Hero”), Ellen Crawford (“ER”, Soldier), Tony Todd (Candyman, The Rock), Annika Peterson (The Devil You Know), Alexis Thorpe (American Wedding) and Richard Riehle (Bridesmaids, Office Space) in this special edition release (with disc only exclusive features) of the worldwide cult smash movie that dazzled critics and audiences alike and currently resides among IMDb’s top science fiction films of all time. The Man From Earth is the provocative final screenplay by renowned science fiction author and
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Guillermo Del Toro's Fantastic Voyage Remake Begins Shooting This January

Guillermo Del Toro's Fantastic Voyage Remake Begins Shooting This January
A 60s classic is about to get the remake treatment from one of Hollywood's modern visionaries. Guillermo Del Toro, the man behind movies like Pacific Rim and Pan's Labyrinth, is reportedly set to tackle the 1966 sci-fi adventure The Fantastic Voyage as his next project. According to a new report, filming on the remake is set to being in Toronto this January, which means that Del Toro isn't going to be moving from The Shape of Water right into a presumably massive production.

The news comes courtesy of Omega Underground who report that 20th Century Fox is hoping to roll cameras on their remake of Fantastic Voyage, a movie they've been planning for quite some time, early next year. It was reported back in January of this year by The Hollywood Reporter that Guillermo Del Toro was in talks to helm the remake for Fox, but no confirmation was ever made.
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Horror Highlights: Exhumed Films’ 35mm Marathon, Escape Room, Paperbacks From Hell, Godzilla Faq, Ghastlies, Mountain Fever

Exhumed Films is resurrecting some beloved horror favorites from the 1970s and ’80s and projecting them onto the big screen at Alamo Drafthouse Yonkers, including Friday the 13th Part III, starring my original horror crush and maybe yours, too, Jason Voorhees! And also, we have release details for Escape Room, Paperbacks From Hell, Ghastlies, and Mountain Fever, as well as information on the new book Godzilla Faq.

Exhumed Films' Guilty Pleasures IV Marathon: Press Release: "Exhumed Films Presents: Guilty Pleasures IV--in 3-D!

Exhumed Films is pleased to return to the Alamo Drafthouse Yonkers to present the fourth edition of The Guilty Pleasures Marathon, our annual assault of cinematic insanity. For this year’s marathon, we present some of the greatest 3-D films of all time, projected from original 35mm prints using state of the art technology! The 1970’s and 1980’s saw a resurgence of three-dimensional movies, particularly in the realm of genre cinema.
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Alexander Payne compares Downsizing to Black Mirror in first look image

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With the exception of Ant-man, I can't think of too many recent movies in which shrinking plays a large part, which is a shame, because films like The Incredible Shrinking Man, Fantastic Voyage, Honey, I Shrunk The Kids, and Innerspace are great fun and feature some truly imaginative effects. With Downsizing set for release later this year, we may have another film to add to our... Read More...
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The Furniture Index

Can we have a random break for applause for Daniel Walber's The Furniture column. It was Daniel's birthday this weekend so he has the day off. He's already 69 episodes in to this incredible series which has been filled with sharp insights, a keen eye, and rich Hollywood anecdotes. Here's everything he's covered thus far. Please show your love in the comments if you look forward to these each Monday.

The Forties and Fifties

Hold Back the Dawn (1941) Bored at the border

How Green Was My Valley (1941) Designing dignity

That Hamilton Woman (1941) High ceilings

• Captain of the Clouds (1942) A Canadian air show

• The Magnificent Andersons (1942) Victorian Palace / Manifest Destiny

My Gal Sal (1942) Nonsense Gay Nineties

The Shanghai Gesture (1942) Appropriating Chinese design

Black Narcissus (1947) Mad for matte paintings

David and Bathsheba (1951) A humble palace of moral struggle

A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) Decorative madness

My Cousin Rachel (1952) Ghosts of property

Lust for Life
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Remembering Forgotten Early Female Documentarian and That Talkies Began Long Before 'The Jazz Singer'

'Amazing Tales from the Archives': Pioneering female documentarian Aloha Wanderwell Baker remembered at the San Francisco Silent Film Festival – along with the largely forgotten sound-on-cylinder technology and the Jean Desmet Collection. 'Amazing Tales from the Archives': San Francisco Silent Film Festival & the 'sound-on-cylinder' system Fans of the earliest sound films would have enjoyed the first presentation at the 2017 San Francisco Silent Film Festival, held June 1–4: “Amazing Tales from the Archives,” during which Library of Congress' Nitrate Film Vault Manager George Willeman used a wealth of enjoyable film clips to examine the Thomas Edison Kinetophone process. In the years 1913–1914, long before The Jazz Singer and Warner Bros.' sound-on-disc technology, the sound-on-cylinder system invaded the nascent film industry with a collection of “talkies.” The sound was scratchy and muffled, but “recognizable.” Notably, this system focused on dialogue, rather than music or sound effects. As with the making of other recordings at the time, the
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According to a Quantum Physicist Ant-Man Could Beat Superman in a Fight

I honestly never really thought about what would happen if Superman faced off with Ant-Man. My first initial reaction to that would be that Superman would kick Ant-Man's ass. However, according to a Quantum Physicist, Ant-Man actually has the upper hand and could defeat Superman in a battle.

Dr. Spiros Michalakis, of the California Institute of Technology, recently did an interview with Inverse and talked about his experience of being a consultant on Marvel's Ant-Man. In the interview, he explained how Ant-Man's shrinking powers work:

“When I was looking to inject elements of modern physics into the script, I brought up this idea that, when Ant-Man goes into the Microverse and something malfunctions, he doesn’t just go to just a smaller space like Fantastic Voyage, (he goes to a step beyond the Proteus) … This is a place where the nature of reality changes around you. So, when you enter the quantum realm,
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Beautiful Cult Horror Cinema Actress (and Bond Girl Contender) Has Died

Yvonne Monlaur: Cult horror movie actress & Bond Girl contender was featured in the 1960 British classics 'Circus of Horrors' & 'The Brides of Dracula.' Actress Yvonne Monlaur dead at 77: Best remembered for cult horror classics 'Circus of Horrors' & 'The Brides of Dracula' Actress Yvonne Monlaur, best known for her roles in the 1960 British cult horror classics Circus of Horrors and The Brides of Dracula, died of cardiac arrest on April 18 in the Paris suburb of Neuilly-sur-Seine. Monlaur was 77. According to various online sources, she was born Yvonne Thérèse Marie Camille Bédat de Monlaur in the southwestern town of Pau, in France's Pyrénées-Atlantiques department, on Dec. 15, 1939. Her father was poet and librettist Pierre Bédat de Monlaur; her mother was a Russian ballet dancer. The young Yvonne was trained in ballet and while still a teenager became a model for Elle magazine. She was “discovered” by newspaper publisher-turned-director André Hunebelle,
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