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Sicario review: Emily Blunt excels in a gripping cartel thriller

12 hours ago | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Sicario. A film that makes you yearn for Chris Eubank to be appointed presenter of Film 2015. And also yearn for more blood-pumpingly intense, thoughtful thrillers like this - where character and story are prioritised above all else.

Emily Blunt excels as Kate Macer, an idealistic FBI agent brought in to work alongside Josh Brolin's laidback government boss Matt Graver and Benicio Del Toro's mysterious torturer Alejandro in the war against drugs. Her refusal to accept the harsh realities on the Mexico-us border soon brings her into conflict with her superiors, while her physical safety is compromised.

Director Denis Villeneuve is having a big year, what with being tasked with the upcoming Blade Runner sequel. Meaning that all eyes - replicant or otherwise - are on his latest effort. On this basis, the omens are good. Sicario's well-structured plot keeps you guessing until a series of effective »

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Watch: Join the Intense Secret Rebellion Against the Axis Powers In New 'The Man in the High Castle' Trailer

12 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Newest Amazon Pilots Ranked Worst to Best: Ridley Scott & Shawn Ryan Vie to Create the Next 'Transparent' In this new trailer of "The Man in the High Castle," viewers get a thorough look at the exciting plot of the first episode. With a strong female main character leading the defiance against the Axis powers in an alternate universe, this new series is sure to excite and inspire, defying audience expectations of Amazon Studios.  The official synopsis reads: "Based on Philip K. Dick's award-winning novel, and executive produced by Ridley Scott ("Blade Runner"), The Man in the High Castle explores what it would be like if the Allied Powers had lost WWII, and Japan and Germany ruled the United States. Starring Rufus Sewell ("John Adams"), Luke Kleintank ("Pretty Little Liars") and Alexa Davalos ("Mob City")." "The Man in the High Castle" premieres November 20 on Amazon Prime. Watch the. »

- Sonya Saepoff

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Roger Deakins says Blade Runner sequel will probably be converted to 3D

13 hours ago | | See recent JoBlo news »

Jeff Bridges recently had a conversation with Roger Deakins for Interview Magazine, and after the actor asked Deakins if he has or ever would shoot in 3D, the famed cinematographer revealed that Denis Villeneuve's Blade Runner sequel will likely be converted to 3D. No, I won't. I've been offered it. I just don't want to. I think I'm gonna do this film with Denis... Read More »

- Jesse Giroux

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Box Office Democracy: The Martian

14 hours ago | | See recent Comicmix news »

I really enjoyed watching The Martian when I was sitting in the theater, but that love has faded quickly in the days since. There’s a high amount of amazing spectacle and suspense to keep audiences engaged but there’s an emotional emptiness to the film that makes it feel inconsequential in the long term and hurts the film. Ten minutes after I thought it was an Oscar contender released too early, two days after it feels like just another movie, and in a couple months I doubt I’ll be thinking about it at all. I suppose this is what Ridley Scott is these days and it’s so sad that the man who made Blade Runner and Alien is making such hollow science fiction these days.

The set pieces on display in The Martian are as good as anything I’ve seen this year. From Martian sandstorms to »

- Arthur Tebbel

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Woody Allen Goes Digital, "Blade Runner 2" In 3D

17 hours ago | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Woody Allen is moving into digital filmmaking for the first time with the announcement that he'll use a Sony CineAlta F65 camera for his forty-seventh film which is currently untitled and began shooting in August in New York and Los Angeles.

Jeannie Berlin, Jesse Eisenberg, Blake Lively, Parker Posey, Kristen Stewart, Corey Stoll, Ken Stott and Steve Carell star in the project which cinematographer Vittorio Storaro ("Apocalypse Now," "The Last Emperor") convinced Allen to go digital for.

In similar news, acclaimed cinematographer Roger Deakins has confirmed that the upcoming "Blade Runner" sequel will likely be in 3D, but it will be a post-conversion as he doesn't like shooting or watching films in 3D.

Deakins will serve as Dop on the "Blade Runner" follow-up which Denis Villeneuve will direct and Ridley Scott will produce.

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- Garth Franklin

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Sicario Review – Nothing Is As It Seems In This Mature Thriller

17 hours ago | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »


Rating: ★★★★

Nothing is at seems in Sicario. Heck, the film itself is deceptive as a piece of mainstream entertainment. It sells itself as a action thriller about drug cartels and, while there’s plenty of brutality in there (expertly done I might add), it’s operating at a higher, more mature level than the ilk it shares the genre with.

The opening shot appears to be presenting a quiet desert town, only for it be swarmed by truckloads of FBI agents who discover a hell house that would make Jigsaw gag. They’re led by Kate (Emily Blunt), who initially appears to be independently capable, but over the runtime is dragged out of her comfort zone and systematically weakened, almost like a reverse Clarice Starling (although that simplifies her arc and greatly overplays how being a woman in a traditionally male role is at the root of her troubles »

- Alex Leadbeater

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Blade Runner 2 Is Going To Be In 3D

20 hours ago | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »


Good news, fans of post-production 3D conversion, Blade Runner 2 is going to be positively leaping out of screens into your eyeballs.

If you can at all sense some bitterness in there, three points to you, because this is not the kind of news that is at all necessary. Now, if it was shot in 3D and billed as a dimensional experience like The Walk was, it might not have been such a bad thing, but the Denis Villeneuve’s shooting partner Roger Deakins says he’d never shoot in 3D:

“No, I won’t. I’ve been offered it. I just don’t want to. I think I’m gonna do this film with Denis [Villeneuve] that’ll be made into 3D eventually, but it won’t be shot in 3D.”

The question is, if Villeneuve doesn’t like working with 3D, why is it being insisted upon? He also »

- Simon Gallagher

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Roger Deakins Says 'Blade Runner 2' Will Likely Be Converted To 3D

7 October 2015 3:29 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Denis Villeneuve has given his fans a lot of be excited about. The absolutely excellent "Sicario" is now in cinemas and looking like a possible awards contender, the sci-fi "Story Of Your Life" starring Amy Adams is already in the can, and next year he starts lensing the "Blade Runner" sequel." Even more, he's established a rewarding creative partnership with cinematographer Roger Deakins, who has lensed "Prisoners," "Sicario," and will be back again for "Blade Runner 2." And while Ridley Scott's original movie did enough to dazzle all on its own in 2D, it looks like the followup will be coming with the latest cinematic trend strapped to your face, whether you like it or not. Chatting with Jeff Bridges in Interview, Deakins revealed that the "Blade Runner" followup will likely be presented in 3D. Asked by the actor if he would ever shoot in 3D, Deakins said: "No, I won't. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Meet The Posse In New Character Posters For Kurt Russell’s Bone Tomahawk

7 October 2015 1:38 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Earlier this week, Entertainment Weekly pulled back the curtain on the intense first trailer for S. Craig Zahler’s cannibal western Bone Tomahawk, pinpointing some of the unspeakable threats that await for Sheriff Franklin Hurt (Kurt Russell) and the denizens of Bright Hope, the dusty old town he’s sworn to protect.

Low and behold, Russell’s grouchy lead has a posse of supporting characters along for the ride, and today the studio has rolled out five moody, sun-kissed character posters for the drama. Tethered with simple monikers in a style not unlike Quentin Tarantino’s, the one-sheets are really designed to show the film’s leading players, who will put old quibbles aside when the find they have a common enemy: a marauding group of savage cannibals.

What unfolds is an old-fashioned rescue mission, after a number of townsfolk are kidnapped by the cannibals, leaving Russell’s law enforcer »

- Michael Briers

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Watch Ridley Scott Discuss His Career and Making ‘The Martian’ For Two Hours

6 October 2015 12:58 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

With 23 films over the last 38 years, Ridley Scott has barely had time to slow down and he’s already planning to shoot his Prometheus sequel, Alien: Paradise Lost, early next year. As for his latest, The Martian, it’s shaping up to be his biggest success yet with a $100 million-plus opening weekend worldwide and widespread acclaim from audiences and critics. For those that are looking to go behind the scenes of the the making of the film, as well as his entire career, we’re featuring a batch of extensive conversations he’s taken part in.

“Matt [Damon] called me ‘Two Take Charlie,'” Scott told EW with a laugh, revealing he shot the film in a brisk 72 days. “The key is to know what you’re doing. If you do 90 takes it means you don’t really know what you want. Also, the key in doing my job is to »

- Leonard Pearce

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'Awards Chatter' Podcast, Ep. 5 — Ridley Scott on 'The Martian'

6 October 2015 10:44 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

"I'm in a groove now," the venerated director Ridley Scott said of his career as we sat down to record this podcast last Friday, the day on which his latest film, the space-set dramedy The Martian, opened nationwide and was greeted with rave reviews en route to topping the box-office with a weekend gross of $54.3 million. The 77-year-old Brit has been making acclaimed and popular films for 38 years — films as eclectic as 1979's Alien, 1982's Blade Runner, 1991's Thelma & Louise, 2000's Gladiator and 2001's Black Hawk Down. He's been nominated for the best director Oscar three

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- Scott Feinberg

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Exclusive Interview: Denis Villeneuve on Sicario, and the Blade Runner sequel

6 October 2015 3:00 AM, PDT | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Denis Villeneuve has always shown an aptitude for innovation in his work, taking on a range of eclectic projects throughout his career, and asserting his own unique sensibilities within them. His latest is no different, as a tense and gripping political thriller, Sicario. We had the pleasure of sitting down with the Canadian filmmaker to discuss

The post Exclusive Interview: Denis Villeneuve on Sicario, and the Blade Runner sequel appeared first on HeyUGuys. »

- Stefan Pape

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Kurt Russell Is A Man On A Mission In First Trailer For Western Cannibal Drama Bone Tomahawk

5 October 2015 12:01 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

You wait years for a Kurt Russell-fronted Western and suddenly two arrive in quick succession. Before heading off into the wintery hills of Wyoming for Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight, we’ll see Russell pick up the hat and sheriff’s badge for S. Craig Zahler haunting cannibal drama Bone Tomahawk, and today brings forth the film’s maiden trailer.

Coming by way of Entertainment Weekly, our first look at Zahler’s stylish and decidedly dark drama showcases Russell as Sheriff Franklin Hunt, sworn protector of a dusty old town known as Bright Hope. Haunted by a group of vicious cannibals, the residents of the remote settlement sleep with one eye open, though when a number of settlers are kidnapped, Russell’s lead whips a search party in order to locate the missing persons – and put an end to the cannibal’s reign once and for all.

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- Michael Briers

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‘The Martian’ Composer Harry Gregson-Williams Discusses David Bowie, Collaborating With Ridley Scott, and More

5 October 2015 9:34 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

After crafting the scores for Blackhat, The Town, Kingdom of Heaven, The East, and more, composer Harry Gregson-Williams reteamed with Ridley Scott for The Martian, the film adaptation of Andy Weir‘s best-selling novel. It tells the story of Astronaut Mark Watney (played brilliantly and charismatically by Matt Damon — check out our review here) as he struggles to get off the Red Planet.

We had the chance to recently speak with him about his work and the composer was quite happy with the score and eager to hear of our fondness for both the film and the music. In his words, jokingly of course, if you were to like some of the films to which he provided music, you may be in the minority. This time however, we’re willing to bet that nearly everyone on the planet will be in the majority and love The Martian.

We truly enjoyed catching up with Harry, »

- Marc Ciafardini

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Ridley Scott Gets His Mojo Back With ‘The Martian’

4 October 2015 2:12 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The stellar $55 million box-office debut of “The Martian” this weekend marks a return to form for Ridley Scott, and raises the prospect that the acclaimed director could be in line to take another run at his first Oscar victory. Academy voters don’t — at least consciously — factor box-office performance in when they make nominations, but broad commercial success drives buzz and certainly can’t hurt. “The Martian” is Scott’s best sci-fi opening ever, ahead of “Prometheus,” “Alien” and “Blade Runner,” and second overall only to “Hannibal,” which rolled out to $58 million in 2001. Also Read: Matt Damon's 'The Martian' Soars. »

- Todd Cunningham

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The Martian review – Matt Damon shines as stranded astronaut

4 October 2015 1:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Director Ridley Scott makes the most of an excellent script and a first-rate star for a scintillating sci-fi trip to the red planet

Proving conclusively that it really is all about the writing, Ridley Scott’s most enjoyable film in years reassures us that the creakiness of Prometheus, the cack-handed contrivance of The Counsellor and the sheer stodginess of Exodus: Gods and Kings were genetically rooted in their respective screenplays. Scott may not have the best eye for a decent script (he thought A Good Year read like a charming Russell Crowe vehicle), but when the right words are on the page he can visualise them like no other. From the creative back and forth of Hampton Fancher and David Peoples on Blade Runner, through the genius of Callie Khouri’s Thelma and Louise screenplay, to this terrifically crowd-pleasing adaptation of Andy Weir’s book by The Cabin in the Woods creator Drew Goddard, »

- Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

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Red Dwarf ranked: All 10 series in order of worst to best

3 October 2015 1:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Twenty seven years, umpteen light years, several different realities and a curry monster later, and Red Dwarf is now officially the second longest running sci-fi series of all time (it'd be first if it weren't for that pesky Doctor). 

But though the Dwarf is still with us, fans have been left adrift in space for the time being – it's been three years since the show's triumphant return to form with 2012's Series X, and it'll likely be another year before series 11 hits Dave.

Making it, therefore, as good a time as any for Digital Spy to decide definitely how those ten series stack up against each other, and rank them from truly worst to glorious best. Disagree? Let us know below...

10. Back to Earth

After so many years away, the fans finally got their way - this time via Dave rather than the Beeb. And what arrived was the Back to Earth special, »

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Box Office: Matt Damon’s ‘The Martian’ Blasting Off with $50 Million

2 October 2015 1:41 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Mars fever is hitting U.S. theaters with Matt Damon’s “The Martian” heading for an opening weekend of about $50 million at 3,286 locations, according to early estimates Friday.

20th Century Fox’s release, which carries the fortuitous coincidence of  Nasa’s recent discovery of water on Mars, is dominating moviegoing. Its opening day looks to take in $17 million, including $2.5 million at Thursday night previews — far above the $1.4 million from “Gravity” two years ago and the biggest preview gross since “Straight Outta Compton” pulled in $4.9 million in mid-August.

Ridley Scott’s action-adventure, starring Damon as an astronaut stranded on the Red Planet, is launching amid strong reviews following last month’s premiere at the Toronto Film Festival. Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for Rentrak, said that the initial “Martian” performance is impressive on several counts.

“Despite not being a sequel or a franchise film, it has truly captured the imagination of »

- Dave McNary

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Britannia honour for Harrison Ford

2 October 2015 1:25 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The BAFTA La hierarchy announced on Friday that they will present the star with the Albert R Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution To Entertainment in Los Angeles on October 30.

Ford is set to reprise his career-making role as Han Solo in the December 18 release of Stars Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens.

His other credits include Blade Runner, the Raiders Of The Lost Ark franchise, Witness, American Graffiti and Patriot Games.

The Us television premiere of the 2015 Jaguar Land Rover British Academy Britannia Awards will air on Pop on November 6. The show will also air in the UK and other broadcasters in Europe, Latin America, Canada, South Africa and Asia.

“We are proud that the British Academy Britannia Awards will be aired around the world this year, including both the Us and UK,” said BAFTA Los Angeles CEO Chantal Rickards. “This is a big year for the ceremony, and so we are delighted that Pop will »

- (Jeremy Kay)

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Round-Up: New Pennywise Shirt, Telluride Horror Show 2015, The Cutting Room, TeeFury Horror Apparel

2 October 2015 7:52 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

"They all float down here". Cavity Colors' Pennywise sweater / shirt is available for pre-order now. Also in this round-up: details on the Telluride Horror Show, The Cutting Room, and new horror apparel from TeeFury.

Cavity Colors' Pennywise Shirt: "'World Eater' Crewneck Sweater ($37.00)

Limited Edition of only 100 (this item will never be reprinted) 80% cotton 20% polyester blend Fleece Split stitch double needle sewing on all seams Designed by Coki Greenway (art direction by Aaron Crawford) Pre-order - Ships in Mid-October

"World Eater" T-shirt / Girl T-shirt ($25.00)

Limited Edition of only 200 (this item will never be reprinted) Printed on our ultra soft Black 100% cotton T-shirts Designed by Coki Greenway (art direction by Aaron Crawford) Pre-order - Ships in Mid-October"

To learn more about the Pennywise collection, visit the Cavity Colors online shop.


Telluride Horror Show: Press Release: "Telluride, Co - The Telluride Horror Show has announced its second wave of films and a »

- Tamika Jones

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