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Tate Taylor to Direct Robert Downey Jr.'s USS Indianapolis Drama

29 January 2015 8:02 AM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Over three years ago, we learned that Robert Downey Jr. was producing a drama focusing on the tragic sinking of the USS Indianapolis during World War II. The film will focus on the tragedy from the point-of-view of Hunter Scott, an 11-year old boy who embarked on a journey to exonerate the Indianapolis’ court-martialed captain in 1996. Now the film is finally making progress towards the big screen as The Wrap has learned The Help and Get On Up director Tate Taylor has signed on to direct the film. Downey still isn't starring in the film, but he'll produce with his wife Susan Downey through their Team Downey banner. In the story, the young boy was researching the tragedy as part of a History Day competition and learned how the warship was sunk by torpedoes with the crew stranded for five days and eaten by sharks. The incident was recounted by »

- Ethan Anderton

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Tate Taylor to direct USS Indianapolis shark-attack film

28 January 2015 8:51 AM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Warner Bros. and Team Downey are working on a film adaptation of the USS Indianapolis shark-attack story, known by many as the story Robert Shaw tells in the 1975 film Jaws. The project is not yet titled, but a source has confirmed that The Help and Get on Up director Tate Taylor is set to direct the film, with Mike Jones on to write the script. Deadline first reported the news. In 1945, the USS Indianapolis was sunk by torpedoes on its return from delivering the Hiroshima bomb. After the ship went down, the crew floated for five days, becoming ideal targets »

- Samantha Highfill

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'Black Sea' (2015) Movie Review

28 January 2015 8:03 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Scottish director Kevin Macdonald found some early success and notoriety with his first narrative feature The Last King of Scotland, which ended up earning Forest Whittaker an Oscar. Since then films such as State of Play and The Eagle haven't played so well, though his 2013 feature, How I Live Now, managed to turn some heads, even if it wasn't released on a very wide basis. Known at the beginning of his career as a documentary filmmaker, he's continued on that track here and there, most recently with Marley, but now he comes to the table with his latest fictional feature, a submarine thriller titled Black Sea starring Jude Law as a submarine captain in search of lost Nazi gold. While Black Sea has something of an Indiana Jones-sounding plotline, it's far more serious than that. To go along with the search for sunken gold off the coast of Georgia, there's »

- Brad Brevet

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'Black Sea' (2014) Movie Review

28 January 2015 8:03 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Scottish director Kevin Macdonald found some early success and notoriety with his first narrative feature The Last King of Scotland, which ended up earning Forest Whittaker an Oscar. Since then films such as State of Play and The Eagle haven't played so well, though his 2013 feature, How I Live Now, managed to turn some heads, even if it wasn't released on a very wide basis. Known at the beginning of his career as a documentary filmmaker, he's continued on that track here and there, most recently with Marley, but now he comes to the table with his latest fictional feature, a submarine thriller titled Black Sea starring Jude Law as a submarine captain in search of lost Nazi gold. While Black Sea has something of an Indiana Jones-sounding plotline, it's far more serious than that. To go along with the search for sunken gold off the coast of Georgia, there's »

- Brad Brevet

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Robert Downey Jr. Is Going To Give Us A Really Sad World War II Movie

27 January 2015 5:37 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

As famously recounted in Quint's dramatic monologue in Steven Spielberg's Jaws, the fate of the USS Indianapolis is one of the most horrific tales of World War II. It's a story of capsize, starvation, dehydration, shark-attacks and death, and while there was ultimately a light at the end of the tunnel, that doesn't make the events any less brutal. Now those events will be getting brought to cinematic life courtesy of producer Robert Downey Jr. and director Tate Taylor - though they will be unfolding through the filter of a young boy looking to find justice for a hero in the whole mess. The Wrap has the news out of Sundance at that the helmer of the Oscar-winning The Help and last year's Get On Up is now set to direct the USS Indinapolis-centric film, which does not yet have a title. The main story in the movie will »

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Robert Downey Jr. to Produce 'USS Indianapolis' Movie

27 January 2015 11:25 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Robert Downey Jr. is teaming up with director Tate Taylor for an untitled project based on the true story of the U.S.S. Indianapolis sinking in 1945, which marks its 70th anniversary this year. The actor has been developing the project with Warner Bros. since August 2011, with Mike Jones writing the screenplay. The harrowing tale of the U.S.S. Indianapolis was famously told by Robert Shaw in the 1975 classic Jaws.

The U.S.S. Indianapolis was sunk by Japanese torpedoes in 1945, with the crew stranded in shark-infested waters for over five days. Of the over 900 crew members on board, only 300 survived the ordeal, battling starvation, hypothermia and some of the most dangerous shark attacks in history. The ship's captain. Charles McVay was court-martialed over the ship's secret mission to deliver the Hiroshima bomb. The plot will be set in the year 1996, following the separate true story of an 11-year-old boy named Hunter Scott, »

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Sundance: Tate Taylor to Direct USS Indianapolis Movie for Robert Downey Jr., Warner Bros.

27 January 2015 10:28 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Tate Taylor has signed on to direct an untitled shark movie about the USS Indianapolis for Warner Bros. and Team Downey, an individual close to the project told TheWrap at Sundance.

Mike Jones will write the script for the film, which will be produced by Robert Downey Jr., Susan Downey and David Gambino. Warner Bros. executives Jon Berg and Nik Mavinkurve will oversee the project for the studio.

See photos: Sundance 2015 Scene and Heard: Iggy Azalea, Keanu Reeves, Hailee Steinfeld, Diplo, Adam Scott (Photos)

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the sinking of the USS Indianapolis, which left its »

- Jeff Sneider

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Tate Taylor Sails To USS Indianapolis Project

27 January 2015 10:03 AM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

After trying for several years to float a film based on the real-life seaborne tragedy of the USS Indianapolis, Warner Bros. finally made waves in 2011 when Robert Downey Jr. and his producing partner/wife Susan Downey hopped aboard to steer the cinematic ship. They’ve now landed The Help’s Tate Taylor to direct the film.As most famously chronicled by Robert Shaw’s Quint in Steven Spielberg's Jaws, Japanese torpedoes sank the Indianapolis in July 1945. Approximately 300 of the 1196 crew went down with the ship and the remaining 880 faced dehydration, exposure and shark attacks while awaiting rescue. Only 321 were ultimately plucked from the water, and of those just 316 survived.Warner Bros. has the life rights to Hunter Scott, the 11-year-old lad who in 1996 was inspired by Spielberg's shark pic to write a report about the vessel and her ill-fated crew for a History Day competition. His research ended up vindicating captain Charles McVay, »

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Robert Downey Jr to produce a film based on the USS Indianapolis disaster

27 January 2015 6:42 AM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

If you ask anyone if they have heard of the tragedy of the USS Indianapolis, chances are they will immediately recall the famous scene from Steven Spielberg's Jaws where Quint (Robert Shaw) recounts the terrible tragedy that befell the sailors eaten alive by sharks after the ship was sunk. Now, that black chapter from naval history will become a feature film. Deadline reports that Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Downey will produce an untitled film based on the tragedy. The film will »

- Alex Maidy

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Music Supervisors Kudofest Bursting at the Seams

22 January 2015 12:50 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Judging by the crowd jammed into the two soundstages at L.A.’s Mack Sennett Studios on Wednesday night, the organizers behind the Guild of Music Supervisors Awards are having a tough time keeping up with the increasing numbers of wannabe attendees. What started out as a brunch in its first couple of years has grown into a full-blown A-list event, with film and TV music pros of every stripe hobnobbing with the soundtrack curators who make their projects sing.

It was the third venue to host the ceremony in five years, and the second consecutive year for Mack Sennett, but demand is clearly exceeding the space, with the cocktail hour ultimately packed elbow-to-elbow.

There was the requisite lineup of celebrity presenters, including soundtrack legends Kenny Loggins (“Footloose”) and Ray Parker Jr. (“Ghostbusters”), but the real stars were the supervisors themselves, including Frankie Pine (who won for “Nashville”) and guild »

- Steve Chagollan

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GoPro Camera Catches Something Terrifying Underwater

21 January 2015 9:24 AM, PST | bloody-disgusting.com | See recent Bloody-Disgusting.com news »

Bem135, a regular reddit user, just shared one of the scariest photos I’ve ever seen. Maybe it’s because I’m still scarred from Steven Spielberg’s Jaws? Be submitted a photo that he explains was found on friends GoPro Camera after surfing in Rockaway Beach, NY. As foreshadowed, what you see above is a surfer’s leg dangling […] »

- MrDisgusting

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'Force Majeure' director breaks down after missing Oscar nomination

16 January 2015 10:06 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

One of the best pieces of Oscar-related video is the footage of Steven Spielberg watching the nominees be revealed in 1975. Spielberg's "Jaws" was up for tons of awards, of course, but one of them — shockingly — was not Best Director. As Spielberg watched every name but his be called, he held his head in his hands and looked on with disbelief. "I got beaten out by Fellini" and the documented hand-wringing over the miss lived on in infamy. Making the rounds today is a video blog of "Force Majeure" producer Erik Hemmendorff and Ruben Östlund watching the Best Foreign Language Film nominees be unveiled. Östlund's reaction moves from gleeful acceptance to anger to silence to off-screen weeping. Given that the film is very much about male ego and features a similar scene where a man breaks down into hysterics, the question has arisen as to whether it's a staged joke. I »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Real or Stagedc 'Force Majeure' Director Reacts to Missing Foreign Language Oscar Nomination

16 January 2015 9:37 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

It isn't often we get a glimpse behind the scenes as possible Oscar nominees sit and wait to hear their name called... or not. Then, once the nominations have been announced email inboxes are inundated with reactions from nominees, sometimes they say something like, "I was in bed and they woke me up to tell me." Well, Ruben Ostlund, director of Foreign Language contender Force Majeure wasn't sleeping, he was in New York City, glued to a computer monitor with producer Erik Hemmendorff, watching as the nominations were announced and recording the moment. They've made that video available for you to watch and it's fascinating and sad at the same time as not only was Force Majeure one of the more celebrated foreign titles of the year, it was expected to get a nomination and, in fact, won Best Foreign Language Film at the Critics Choice Awards last night. amz »

- Brad Brevet

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Review: Arthur Penn's "Night Moves" (1975) Starring Gene Hackman, Warner Archive Streaming Service

11 January 2015 3:32 AM, PST | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

By Don Stradley

The final image of Arthur Penn’s “Night Moves” certainly gets the movie pundits in a lather. The scene consists of Gene Hackman as private eye Harry Moseby, shot to pieces but still trying to steer his motor boat to shore. Bleeding badly from his wounds, he’s unable to reach the gears; he ends up setting the boat in a circling motion. From above, we see Harry’s boat circling aimlessly in the Gulf Stream. This scene, which brings the film to a finish, has been described as a metaphor for many things, including America’s lost identity after the Watergate era, to Moseby’s own fruitless search for the truth, to Penn’s own floundering career. To me, it always looks like the boat is going down a drain (or a toilet). It’s the sort of ending that leaves a viewer wondering if you’ve missed something, »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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See How One Devilish 'Jaws' Fan Celebrated the Birth of His Friend's New Baby

7 January 2015 4:44 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

When your friend has a kid, you usually buy them some little thing off their baby registry and call it a day. Well not this guy. When his buddy welcomed a new baby, sculptor Joseph Reginella decided to create something unique and memorable for the child inspired by one of his favorite movies, Steven Spielberg's Jaws.  The results -- a menacing re-creation of the film's ending... but as a baby's crib -- are both awesome and terrifying at the same time, and one look at the image above tells you that this little one wasn't so impressed by his or her new digs.   Things seem to start off pretty well -- all snuggled up in the new shark crib, smiling for the camera.   Then baby opens those eyes and is all like, "Holy crap where am I and what...

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Meryl Streep Reveals Her Surprising Celebrity Crush

5 January 2015 5:15 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

While women all around the world are crushing on actor Ryan Gosling, there's one famous actress who is not.

Into The Woods star Meryl Streep opened up to W Magazine about how she's a fan of a funny man.

She says, "The movie that makes me cry is Anchorman. I have the biggest crush on Will Ferrell. I love him in every film he does."

The 65-year-old also explained why heartthrob Ryan Gosling, 34, is not her choice. "I mean, Ryan Gosling could be my child. I'm not going to have a crush on a child. Will Ferrell is a man."

News: 11 Reasons Jane Fonda Has a Ryan Gosling Chair

Gosling may not be man enough for Streep, but is he man enough for her costar Emily Blunt? It turns out she too has an unusual celebrity crush that isn't her husband John Krasinski.

Watch: Go Behind the Scenes of 'Into the Woods'

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It's 2015, Where Are The Flying Cars?

4 January 2015 10:14 AM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Futurology, the study of predicting the future, isn’t easy. Yet, science fiction films tend to be pretty decent at it. Join us as we discuss which aspects of Back to the Future Part II have come true and which ones have not.

It’s 2015. Congratulations! You’ve made it to the future. At least, the future as defined in 1989’s Back to the Future Part II. In this science fiction film, Marty McFly travels from 1985 to 2015 in order to help save his future son. In order to make the future setting more fascinating and exciting, the filmmakers made many predictions as far as what the state of society and technology would be like 26 years in the future. We all know that it’s just a movie, but in order for audiences to buy into the future world that Marty McFly travels to, the filmmakers had to make their future world seem possible. »

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The Definitive Best Picture Losers

1 January 2015 12:22 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

#10. Chinatown (1974)

Lost to: The Godfather Part II

Well, no one will argue that it should have won, but still. Roman Polanski’s film made a true leading man out of Jack Nicholson. It grabbed eleven nominations, only taking home one. That being said, that one was for Original Screenplay, written by Robert Towne, which may be the greatest even written. Entire courses could be taught on this screenplay alone and Polanski and his actors delivered a perfect translation of it to the screen. Also starring Faye Dunaway and the great John Huston, the story of power and corruption still stands as one of the greatest films of the 1970′s (or any decade for that matter). It’s just a shame it ran into the greatest movie sequel of all time.

#9. Cabaret (1972)

Lost to: The Godfather

Seems weird, doesn’t it? Well, the Liza Minnelli vehicle is on this list for »

- Joshua Gaul

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Remembering One of the Greatest Scenes in Movie History

31 December 2014 6:00 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

It’s the last day of 2014 – and coincidentally enough, my last day as a news writer here at Movies.com. When I was asked what movie I’d want to write about for my final post, I had all of the usual suspects run through my head: The Big Lebowski, Suspiria, Halloween, Takeshi Kitano’s haunting Fireworks… but at the end of the day, there was really only one movie it could be: Jaws. Steven Spielberg’s 1975 classic is arguably my favorite movie of all time. There are a million reasons why I love Jaws (and we devoted a whole week to the film back in 2012), but one of the main reasons is because Robert Shaw is just so damn brilliant in it. Shaw’s Quint is one of my all-time favorite screen characters – he’s brash, he’s a jerk...

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- Mike Bracken

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