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Brad Pitt and Tommy Lee Jones Team for Sci-Fi Drama Ad Astra

24 June 2017 9:48 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

His long-gestating sequel World War Z finally back on the right track with David Fincher now confirmed to direct, Brad Pitt has also lined up another project that will shoot first. Brad Pitt has signed on to star alongside Tommy Lee Jones in a new sci-fi thriller called Ad Astra, which is Latin for "to the stars." Production is already slated to begin this coming September, with director James Grey at the helm. The filmmaker is comig off his recent film The Lost City of Z, which debuted in theaters this spring.

Deadline reports that Brad Pitt will portray Roy McBride, a "slightly autistic" space engineer, whose father disappeared 20 years ago after embarking on a one-way mission to Neptune, to find signs of intelligent life. Roy sets off on a mission of his own into outer space to find out why his father's mission failed. Tommmy Lee Jones will play the father, »

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It’s a Coppola World: Inside the Filmmaking Co-Op That is Sofia, Eleanor, Roman, and Francis

24 June 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Sofia Coppola is the promotional circuit with “The Beguiled” (June 23, Focus Features). So is her 81-year-old mother, Eleanor, who wrote and directed her first narrative feature, the romantic road movie “Paris Can Wait;” Sony Pictures Classics is releasing it around the country to strong reviews and box office. Mother and daughter will meet, with their films, at this week’s Munich International Film Festival, where they’ll be joined by the man who began the family film dynasty, Francis Ford Coppola.

Sofia and her older brother, director and screenwriter Roman Coppola, also own San Francisco production company American Zoetrope, which their father launched in 1979; Roman runs it day to day. “They seek each other’s help when it’s needed,” said long-time family producer and casting guru Fred Roos.

Roos has been Francis Ford’s producer and casting director since “The Godfather.” And from the beginning of Sofia’s career, »

- Anne Thompson

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It’s a Coppola World: Inside the Filmmaking Co-Op That is Sofia, Eleanor, Roman, and Francis

24 June 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Sofia Coppola is the promotional circuit with “The Beguiled” (June 23, Focus Features). So is her 81-year-old mother, Eleanor, who wrote and directed her first narrative feature, the romantic road movie “Paris Can Wait;” Sony Pictures Classics is releasing it around the country to strong reviews and box office. Mother and daughter will meet, with their films, at this week’s Munich International Film Festival, where they’ll be joined by the man who began the family film dynasty, Francis Ford Coppola.

Sofia and her older brother, director and screenwriter Roman Coppola, also own San Francisco production company American Zoetrope, which their father launched in 1979; Roman runs it day to day. “They seek each other’s help when it’s needed,” said long-time family producer and casting guru Fred Roos.

Roos has been Francis Ford’s producer and casting director since “The Godfather.” And from the beginning of Sofia’s career, »

- Anne Thompson

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Oscars: 13 Deserving Contenders From 2017 So Far

22 June 2017 7:30 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

As we rapidly approach 2017’s midway point, there are already a number of films that deserve to be remembered by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences when Oscar ballots go out at the end of the year. Academy voters notoriously have short memories, though it’s hardly their fault alone; studios are so obsessed with back-loading the year with prestige product that in the rush, earlier gems are often forgotten.

So we’re here to help. Perhaps members will take a moment to bear these contenders in mind before the awards season glut finally hits.

Note: This list spotlights films theatrically released to the paying public. There have been festival standouts that won’t hit theaters until the coming months, and a number would bear mentioning. Dustin Hoffman, Ben Stiller and Adam Sandler are all fantastic in Noah Baumbach’s “The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected),” for example. And David Lowery’s vision for “A Ghost Story” makes for one of the greatest motion pictures of the year. But we’ll stick to what will hit theaters as of June 30 for this piece’s purposes.


Oscars at the Halfway Mark: ‘Logan,’ ‘Get Out’ and Women Directors


Best Picture: “The Big Sick

Don’t dismiss it just because it’s the funniest movie of the year so far, it’s also the most heartfelt and intelligent. Willing to mix big issues with big laughs, the tone is held together perfectly by director Michael Showalter, the outstanding cast and an excellent script. (Jr)

– Other Standouts: “Baby Driver”; Get Out”; “Logan”; “Okja

Best Director: Bong Joon Ho (“Okja”)

Netflix’s Cannes entry is a whole lot of movie, and a whole lot of vision. Director Bong Joon Ho dazzles with his deft kinetic touch while also pulling an impressive performance out of young lead Seo-Hyun Ahn to anchor the zany satire. But as ever, Bong proves a master of balancing tonal shifts, ultimately crafting a moving piece of work. (KT)

– Other Standouts: Sofia Coppola (“The Beguiled”); Michael Showalter (“The Big Sick”); Jordan Peele (“Get Out”); Trey Edward Shults (“It Comes At Night”)

Best Actor: Sam Elliott (“The Hero”)

The role of an aging star who never realized his greatness fits Elliott like a glove. It’s also a reminder of how underutilized he has been on the big screen. (Jr)

– Other Standouts: Richard Gere (“Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer”); Daniel Kaluuya (“Get Out”); James McAvoy (“Split”); Kumail Nanjiani (“The Big Sick”)

Best Actress: Sally Hawkins (“Maudie”)

Hawkins is always excellent and reliable, but she outdoes herself portraying Canadian painter Maud Lewis. Crippled by arthritis, married to a rough fisherman (a great Ethan Hawke), Hawkins allows Maud’s joy to shine through. (Jr)

– Other Standouts: Jessica Chastain (“The Zookeeper’s Wife”); Anne Hathaway (“Colossal”); Salma Hayek (“Beatriz at Dinner”); Rachel Weisz (“My Cousin Rachel”)

Best Supporting Actor: Patrick Stewart (“Logan”)

Let’s be honest; take away the superhero element and this would be an Oscar slam-dunk. Stewart’s portrayal of Charles Xavier in waning health with a broken mind will break your heart. (Jr)

– Other Standouts: Sharlto Copley (“Free Fire”); Ethan Hawke (“Maudie”); LilRel Howery (“Get Out”); Ray Romano (“The Big Sick”)

Best Supporting Actress: Betty Gabriel (“Get Out”)

Jordan Peele’s impressive directorial debut deserves a shout-out in virtually every category, but hopefully no one snoozes on Betty Gabriel’s unsettling work as a housekeeper trapped in “the sunken place.” She etches that inner turmoil across her face with such aplomb you simply cannot look away. (KT)

– Other Standouts: Laura Dern (“Wilson”); Holly Hunter (“The Big Sick”); Dafne Keen (“Logan”); Terry Pheto (“A United Kingdom”)


Playback: Sam Elliott on ‘The Hero’ and Living His Childhood Dream

Best Screenplay: “Shimmer Lake

Technically ineligible for Oscars as it didn’t receive a theatrical run, that doesn’t stop this twisty thriller from earning our consideration. What sounds like a gimmick — a crime drama told backwards — proves absolutely essential to telling a fascinating story. (Jr)

– Other Standouts: “The Big Sick”; “Get Out”; “I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore”; Split

Best Cinematography: “Kong: Skull Island

Jordan Vogt-Roberts’ simian sequel was a bit of a tonal omelette, but one element that gave it an unexpected level of iconography was Larry Fong’s striking photography. Sunburnt vistas and heat-rippled frames sometimes call back to “Apocalypse Now,” but more often they give the film its own intriguing visual identity. (KT)

– Other Standouts: “Alien: Covenant”; “The Beguiled”; “The Lost City of Z”; “Song to Song

Best Costume Design: “Wonder Woman

Speaking of iconography, one of the eye-popping elements of Patty Jenkins’ landmark superhero entry is the iconic image actress Gal Gadot strikes as the eponymous Amazon. But beyond Diana Prince’s well-known threads, there’s a whole array of dazzling outfits on the screen, from the battle gear of Themyscira to 1920s fashion and World War I attire. (KT)

– Other Standouts: “Beauty and the Beast”; “The Beguiled”; “The Great Wall”; “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

Best Film Editing: “LA92”

Lest we forget, National Geographic’s Emmy-contending L.A riots documentary is also eligible for Oscar consideration this year. Last year “O.J.: Made in America” garnered some attention for its handling of tons of material, and hopefully reminded voters that documentary editing ought to be recognized. Reams of footage were assembled from countless sources to drive this particular version of the story, which was also covered elegantly by director John Ridley in “Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992.” (KT)

– Other Standouts: “Baby Driver”; “Get Out”; “Logan”; “Okja


The Big Sick’: How Kumail Nanjiani, Emily V. Gordon Brought Their Real-Life Love Story to Screen

Best Production Design: “Beauty and the Beast”

It’s a tall order to match the stunning animation of the original film, but the “Beauty and the Beast” team pulled it off. Every ornate touch, from the Beast’s castle to the world of Belle’s village, was a visual feast. (Jr)

– Other Standouts: “The Great Wall”; “Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2”; “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword”; “Wonder Woman

Best Sound Editing: “Baby Driver

Being something of a musical-slash-actioner, Edgar Wright’s latest owes everything to its soundtrack. But more than that, the precision with which sound is layered and cut to enhance the various tracks scattered throughout gives the film an innervating sense of propulsion. When there’s no sound, you’re desperate for it to scream back. (KT)

– Other Standouts: “Free Fire”; “John Wick: Chapter Two”; “Okja”; “Transformers: The Last Knight

Best Visual Effects: “Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2

It’s a pity we can’t throw “War for the Planet of the Apes” (July 14) in here, but more on that in due time. Marvel’s latest installment of the “Guardians” franchise doubles down on rendered environments. When you have a character who at times serves as the actual location (I guess you have to see the film to understand), the sky is the limit on VFX. (KT)

– Other Standouts: “Beauty and the Beast”; “Ghost in the Shell”; The Great Wall”; “Okja

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'The Beguiled': How Sofia Coppola Reimagined a Macho Seventies War Film

22 June 2017 5:38 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Up until a few years ago, Sofia Coppola swore she would never do a remake. Then her production designer, Anne Ross, brought Don Siegel's 1971 pulp classic The Beguiled to her attention – and the director saw a film ripe for retelling. A group of Southern belles are holed up at an all-girls school during the Civil War; suddenly, the young women and their headmistress have their isolated existence disrupted by a wounded Union soldier. Nearly half a century ago, Clint Eastwood's Corporal John McBurney behaved as if he had arrived at a brothel, »

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June 20th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include The Lawnmower Man, Life, Hack-o-lantern

19 June 2017 5:36 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

As the summer continues to roll on, that means we have another great week of horror and sci-fi home entertainment releases to look forward to. The folks at Scream Factory are keeping themselves plenty busy this Tuesday, as they’re resurrecting both The Lawnmower Man and Island of Terror on Blu-ray, as well as their high-def The Paul Naschy Collection, and Arrow Video has put together an incredible two-disc limited Blu-ray set of Dario Argento’s directorial debut, The Bird With The Crystal Plumage, that any fan of the Master of Horror will want to add to their collections. And, if you missed it in theaters, the horror/sci-fi thriller Life will be available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD formats, too.

Other notable releases for June 20th include the Hack-o-Lantern limited edition Blu-ray, Patchwork, Under the Dome: The Complete Series, Ten Little Indians, »

- Heather Wixson

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Sofia Coppola Movies Ranked Worst to Best

19 June 2017 10:57 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Sofia Coppola movies are defined by desolate landscapes, lonely characters, a wry sense of humor, and painterly compositions. For fans of this aesthetic, it’s pretty hard to get it wrong, and Coppola’s nearly 20-year track record attests to the consistency of her talent. From her feature-length debut “The Virgin Suicides” through her latest endeavor, “The Beguiled,” Coppola’s dreamlike visuals and deadpan tone have remained a distinctive voice in American cinema, one filled with gentle, forlorn faces and a world that always seems as though it’s on on the verge of devouring them whole. (If there isn’t already a Reddit forum theorizing that all Coppola movies exist in a single universe governed by the laws of sadness, someone should kick it up.)

While Coppola’s career was set in motion to some degree by the influence of a very famous father, her filmmaking capabilities are hardly dictated by Francis’ accomplishments. »

- Eric Kohn

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A Weary-Looking Caesar Is Placed Front And Center In All-New War For The Planet Of The Apes Pic

16 June 2017 7:35 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

With little under a month to go until release, 20th Century Fox’s marketing machine is beginning to fire on all cylinders in anticipation of War For the Planet of the Apes, Matt Reeves’ blockbuster threequel that will tee up a “biblical” clash between The Colonel (Woody Harrelson) and Andy Serkis’ radically evolved chimp, Caesar.

It’s not so much the final Apes film as it is the final chapter in Caesar’s story – for now, at least – and as you’ll see from Empire’s all-new close-up, Serkis’ glowering lead is looking a little worse for wear. Shot on 65mm film, Reeves and his creative team have undoubtedly swung for the fences with War For the Planet of the Apes, and from the trailers, TV spots, and scintillating promos alone, we’re quietly confident that the film will deliver in the visual department – and then some. Story-wise, we know »

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Patty Jenkins Talks About the Challenges of Making Wonder Woman

15 June 2017 2:51 PM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Wonder Woman has done something that Batman and Superman failed to accomplish: launched a big, colorful, fun superhero film that connected with and inspired its audience. I know, I know, there are plenty of fans of Man of Steel and Batman v Superman, but these two films were dark and melancholy and brooding in a way that Wonder Woman is light and joyous and positive, and yet the film is still deadly serious about its themes and subject-matter.

Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot's movie is not only a major financial success, it also struck a deep chord with both audiences and critics alike, as evidenced by Wonder Woman's Rotten Tomatoes 92% rating and Metacritic score of 76 -- only Logan has received better reviews and ratings in the recent superhero genre.

Related - Patty Jenkins Shares Incredible Fan Reactions To Wonder Woman

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Dario Argento’s The Bird With The Crystal Plumage Available on Blu-ray June 20th From Arrow Video

12 June 2017 4:17 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“I can hear it now: ‘Go to Italy. It’s a peaceful country, nothing much ever happens there’.”

Dario Argento’s The Bird With The Crystal Plumage 2-disc limited edition will be available on Blu-ray + DVD June 20th From Arrow Video

In 1970, young first-time director Dario Argento (Deep Red, Suspiria) made his indelible mark on Italian cinema with The Bird With The Crystal Plumage, a film which redefined the ‘giallo’ genre of murder-mystery thrillers and catapulted him to international stardom.

Sam Dalmas (Tony Musante, We Own the Night), an American writer living in Rome, inadvertently witnesses a brutal attack on a woman (Eva Renzi, Funeral in Berlin) in a modern art gallery. Powerless to help, he grows increasingly obsessed with the incident. Convinced that something he saw that night holds the key to identifying the maniac terrorizing Rome, he launches his own investigation parallel to that of the police, heedless »

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Johnny Depp Heads to U.K.’s Glastonbury Festival for New Cineramageddon Event

12 June 2017 2:38 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Johnny Depp will be at this year’s Glastonbury Festival in England to introduce three of his favorite movies and talk about his selections with filmmaker Julien Temple.

Glastonbury, Britain’s premier music festival, is embracing cinema this year with a new Cineramageddon tent, curated by Temple. Depp, as guest of honor, will present “The Libertine,” “Withnail & I,” and “Dead Man,” and speak about what the films mean to him.

“Dead Man” and “The Libertine” both star Depp. “This is one of those films that got lost in the shuffle,” he said of the latter. “It’s a film that a lot of people on which worked very hard, and one that I’m very proud of.”

Speaking about “Withnail & I,” he said: “No film has ever made me laugh more, or filled me with me with so much joy… and dread! For me, this is perfect cinema. Genius.”

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Johnny Depp to present his favourite movies at Glastonbury

12 June 2017 12:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Depp to be first guest of honour at Julien Temple’s Cineramageddon event next week.

Johnny Depp will be the inaugural guest of honour at Glastonbury’s new film event Cineramageddon next week.

Depp will introduce three of his favourite movies (two of which he also starred in) at the music festival: Withnail & I, Dead Man and The Libertine.

Five day film event Cineramageddon is the brainchild of director Julien Temple and is designed by artist Joe Rush. It is presented by film producer Stephen Malit, with technical supervision by Michael Denner.

Movies will be projected onto the biggest cinema screen in the UK with the nocturnal audience seated in seventy mutated vintage British and American cars, repurposed funfair rides and a Lear jet.

Depp’s selected movies will screen consecutively on Thursday 22 June with the actor introducing them in conversation with Temple.

“No film has ever made me laugh more”

The Pirates of The Caribbean »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Neill Blomkamp interview: sci-fi shorts and Oats Studios

6 June 2017 6:53 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Ryan Lambie Jun 7, 2017

District 9 director Neill Blomkamp is back with Oats Studios. He explains what we can expect, and how you can get involved...

From the earliest stages of his career, director Neill Blomkamp has used short films as a means of testing his ideas. The most famous example, arguably, is Alive In Joburg, a fake documentary about shunned alien visitors - a premise which formed the debut for Blomkamp's stunning feature debut, District 9.

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The success of that film led to the movies Elysium and Chappie, yet Blomkamp hasn't stopped making short films and commercials in between; there was the curious snippet of found-footage released by Wired Magazine in 2010, which depicted the discovery of a strange, porcine creature lying dead in a puddle. There was The Hire, one instalment of a series of shorts for the German car firm BMW. »

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Video: 6 Best Literary Adaptations

3 June 2017 4:59 AM, PDT | The Cultural Post | See recent The Cultural Post news »

What with so many films and tv shows being based on popular works of film and television these days, and many more of those films being based on remakes of themselves, it seems no better a time to review some of the most defining literary adaptations in all of film.

6. Dr. No (1962)

Ok, so while it may not be the most high-minded of adaptations, the first Bond film ever to be made deserves inclusion on the list if only for asserting a legacy that has endured for over half a century. As all good literary film adaptations must do, Dr. No captures the essence of its source material, distilling it into accessible visuals and dialogue and set pieces, thereby assuming ownership of Bond’s tropes by canonising them in the minds of generations of viewers. All the first and most classic Bond moments are here and, in some cases, they’re never better. »

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’Godzilla vs. Kong’ Monster Mash-Up Movie Grabs Indie Filmmaker Adam Wingard to Direct

31 May 2017 6:47 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Indie horror wunderkind Adam Wingard has signed on to direct the next blockbuster in Warner Bros. and Legendary Entertainment’s growing monster franchise, “Godzilla Vs. Kong.”

Quite prolific at 34-years-old, Wingard cut his teeth on micro-budget horrors “Pop Skull” and “A Horrible Way to Die,” often working with indie mainstay Joe Swanberg. His more recent film, “The Guest,” starred Dan Stevens and premiered at Sundance in 2014. He has been moving into bigger budget indies with his last two projects, a 2016 follow-up to “Blair Witch,” and “Death Note,” a manga adaptation set for an August release.

Read More: ‘Kong: Skull Island’ Review: It’s ‘Apocalypse Now’ With Monsters, Or At Least That’s Part of the Idea

Godzilla Vs. Kong” will be the fourth entry to Legendary and Warner Bros. monster universe, populated with classic creatures of old Hollywood. “Godzilla” came out in 2014; last year’s “Kong: Skull Island” was a »

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Newswire: Here’s what’s coming to Amazon Prime in June

25 May 2017 3:55 PM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Amazon Prime got some certified Oscar prestige last month, with subscribers able to stream both Manchester By The Sea and Moonlight, but June is going for some lower-profile films that are no less prestigious. On June 1, Prime subscribers will be able to watch The Salesman, Asghar Farhadi’s Oscar-winning film that might be more famous for the fact that Farhadi—who is from Iran—and star Taraneh Alidoosti boycotted the Academy Awards ceremony over Donald Trump’s then-nascent Muslim ban. On June 22, Prime subscribers get Paterson, Jim Jarmusch’s well-received movie about Adam Driver as a bus-driving poet named Paterson who lives in Paterson, New Jersey.

If those aren’t your thing, you can stream Urge, Ocean’s Eleven, Ocean’s Twelve, Mr. Mom, the original Mechanic, Apocalypse Now, Blue Velvet, and Bowling For Columbine.

The full list of what’s coming is below, along with a highlight ...


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2017 Cannes Critics’ Panel Day 9: Sofia Coppola’s The Beguiled Mushrooms into Critic Fave

25 May 2017 7:10 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

A longstanding “member” of Cannes well before she showcased her skillset with The Virgin Suicides in the Quinzaine (she was probably at the Apocalypse Now red carpet), this is Sofia Coppola‘s second time in the comp (The Bling Ring was an Un Certain Regard selection).

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Sofia gets all her own way by Richard Mowe

24 May 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Female power: (from left) - Colin Farrell as the alpha male in The Beguiled with Elle Fanning, Nicole Kidman, Sofia Coppola and Kirsten Dunst Photo: Richard Mowe

Director Sofia Coppola has attended the Cannes Film Festival more times than she cares to remember - the first being on father Francis Ford Coppola’s shoulders for the premiere of Apocalypse Now when she was 8.

Sofia Coppola: “To have meetings with the special effects team about wounds was definitely something out of my norm.” Photo: Richard Mowe

She has presented most of her own films including Marie Antoinette in 2006 and The Bling Ring in 2013. And two years ago she served on the Competition jury.

Today at her media encounter and before tonight’s (24 May) premiere of her latest film The Beguiled, a revisiting of Don Siegel’s 1971 version with Clint Eastwood, she talked about her interpretation of the Gothic Civil War »

- Richard Mowe

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Ridley Scott: ‘Alien: Covenant’ Is a ‘Thinking Man’s Scary Movie’

17 May 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Ridley Scott has one goal with his new movie, “Alien: Covenant.”

“I’m hoping to scare the s–t out of you,” says the legendary director. “If I don’t, I’m in trouble.”

If the past 40 years are any indication, the odds are in Scott’s favor. Since entering the movie game later in life — he was 40 when his debut feature “The Duellists” came out in 1977 — Scott has been taking audiences on wild rides with such films as “Alien,” its prequel “Prometheus” and, most recently, with the Academy Award-nominated blockbuster “The Martian.” Along the way, he’s racked up four Oscar nominations, won two Emmy Awards and landed a permanent place in the film zeitgeist with groundbreaking movies including  “Blade Runner,” “Thelma and Louise” and “Gladiator.”

This week, Scott will earn another honor when his hands and feet are encased in cement outside the Chinese Theatre on May 17. Though »

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Eleanor Coppola On The Fundamental Truth Of Movie Production: “It’s Never Easy” – Deadline Disruptors

17 May 2017 9:53 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

"Francis feels very frustrated," wrote Eleanor Coppola in Notes: The Making of Apocalypse Now. "He gathers up his Oscars and throws them out the window. The children pick up the pieces in the back yard. Four of the five are broken." The shoot for Francis Ford Coppola's Vietnam epic had yet to even begin—the director was still trying to cast the key roles of Willard and Kurtz. Steve McQueen, Al Pacino, Jimmy Caan, Robert Redford and even Marlon Brando had all turned him… »

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