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Oliver Stone Defends Vladimir Putin In Bizarre, Seemingly Edited ‘Late Show’ Appearance

13 June 2017 6:26 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Oliver Stone appeared on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” on Monday to promote “The Putin Interviews,” a four-night docuseries that debuted on Showtime on Monday, but the director of iconic films like “Platoon” and “JFK” made a series of statements during the CBS show that almost sounded like he was there to promote Russia’s president.

Read More: Oliver Stone Interviews Vladimir Putin, Uncensored, in Showtime’s New Documentary Series ‘The Putin Interviews

“He is a head of state. He has his own interests of Russia. I respect him for that, and I understand why he’s doing that,” Stone said on the show. “I never heard him badmouth the U.S. I heard him try to reach out and have a relationship with them.”

While the audience laughed at many of Stone’s statements, things apparently got considerably more contentious during the taping, according to a number of »

- Graham Winfrey

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Oliver Stone Defends Vladimir Putin In Bizarre, Seemingly Edited ‘Late Show’ Appearance

13 June 2017 6:26 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Oliver Stone appeared on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” on Monday to promote “The Putin Interviews,” a four-night docuseries that debuted on Showtime on Monday, but the director of iconic films like “Platoon” and “JFK” made a series of statements during the CBS show that almost sounded like he was there to promote Russia’s president.

Read More: Oliver Stone Interviews Vladimir Putin, Uncensored, in Showtime’s New Documentary Series ‘The Putin Interviews

“He is a head of state. He has his own interests of Russia. I respect him for that, and I understand why he’s doing that,” Stone said on the show. “I never heard him badmouth the U.S. I heard him try to reach out and have a relationship with them.”

While the audience laughed at many of Stone’s statements, things apparently got considerably more contentious during the taping, according to a number of »

- Graham Winfrey

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Oliver Stone’s Putin Interview-Plugging Appearance on Colbert Was a Disaster (Video)

13 June 2017 6:21 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

It might be a while before Oliver Stone drops by “The Late Show” again. The director guested on Stephen Colbert’s CBS vehicle Monday to promote his “Putin Interviews” documentary. The segment quickly devolved into a disaster, however, when it became quite clear that few — if any — in the room shared Stone’s political beliefs. At one point, the guy behind “Platoon” said his Showtime subject, Russian president Vladimir Putin, has been “insulted and abused” in the media. Imagine how well that went over with the New York City audience. Also Read: Colbert Rips Putin for Peddling 'Bulls-- Conspiracy Theories': 'That Is Donald. »

- Tony Maglio

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‘The Florida Project’: A24 Launches the Likely Oscar Contender This October

12 June 2017 10:25 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

“Moonlight” distributor A24 has found a release date for its big Cannes buy, Director’s Fortnight entry “The Florida Project.” October 6th falls right after a fresh round of media attention coming out of likely play at the Telluride and Toronto film festivals in the course of an inevitable Oscar push. (Read IndieWire’s review.)

For Sean Baker’s follow-up to iPhone movie “Tangerine,” he returned to a project he started researching with co-writer Chris Bergoch back in 2013. (This time, he shot in 35 mm.) Only after “Tangerine” could he score financing for another look at outsiders living on the margins of society.

Read More: The Florida Project Review: Sean Baker’s Follow-Up to ‘Tangerine’ Delivers

The duo was fascinated by a strip of Orlando’s budget motels on Route 92, just a mile away from Disneyworld. Once designed to lure tourists, they now teem with families on the edge. Instead of E-rides, »

- Anne Thompson

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‘The Florida Project’: A24 Launches the Likely Oscar Contender This October

12 June 2017 10:25 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

“Moonlight” distributor A24 has found a release date for its big Cannes buy, Director’s Fortnight entry “The Florida Project.” October 6th falls right after a fresh round of media attention coming out of likely play at the Telluride and Toronto film festivals in the course of an inevitable Oscar push. (Read IndieWire’s review.)

For Sean Baker’s follow-up to iPhone movie “Tangerine,” he returned to a project he started researching with co-writer Chris Bergoch back in 2013. (This time, he shot in 35 mm.) Only after “Tangerine” could he score financing for another look at outsiders living on the margins of society.

Read More: The Florida Project Review: Sean Baker’s Follow-Up to ‘Tangerine’ Delivers

The duo was fascinated by a strip of Orlando’s budget motels on Route 92, just a mile away from Disneyworld. Once designed to lure tourists, they now teem with families on the edge. Instead of E-rides, »

- Anne Thompson

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'Ferris Bueller's Day Off': 5 Things You Didn't Know About Iconic Teen Film

9 June 2017 8:26 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Ferris Bueller's Day Off celebrated its 30th birthday last year, but the John Hughes' teen-comedy classic is forever a fan favorite. Enough so that Stranger Things star Joe Keery re-enacted iconic scenes from the film for a recent Domino's Pizza ad campaign.

To capitalize even more on that eternally cool teen mojo, the pizza chain has teamed up with Epix, the premium cable network owned by MGM, to offer up a free live stream of Ferris, Cameron and Sloane having the best day ever playing hooky from school and avoiding the bumbling Edward R. »

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Indie Actors and Directors Who Served in the Military: Gal Gadot, Adam Driver and More

1 June 2017 1:58 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Many of Hollywood’s finest talents in front of and behind the camera have spent time in the military, and it’s definitely influenced their art. From Oliver Stone’s tour of Vietnam informing and inspiring his classic “Platoon,” to “Wonder Woman” star Gal Gadot citing her Israel Defense Forces service as the first step to a winning audition for the “Fast and the Furious” franchise, the drive and discipline many of these soldiers gained has been evident through their work.

Read More: ‘Wonder Woman’ Is the DC Universe’s Best Superhero Movie Yet, Proving the Future Is Very Much Female — Review

When gathering some of our favorites, it felt natural seeing that politically-minded filmmakers like Clint Eastwood spent some time in the military (after all, he’s made several movies about combat, including “Flags of Our Fathers” and “American Sniper”). But perhaps most interesting were all of the comedians »

- William Earl

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Sky, Now TV set UK dates for Oliver Stone’s Vladimir Putin doc

31 May 2017 10:01 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Sky will broadcast all access doc in mid-June.

Sky Atlantic and Now TV have nabbed UK rights to Oliver Stone’s upcoming documentary on Vladimir Putin.

Over the past two years Stone (Platoon) has been granted unprecedented access to the professional and personal worlds of the Russian president.

The interviews, produced for Showtime, will be broadcast on Sky Atlantic and Now TV as a four-part special between Tuesday 13 - Friday 16 June, at 2am GMT.

Showtime will air in the Us on Monday, June 12, at 9 pm eastern time.

For the series, Stone, with the help of his longtime documentary producer Fernando Sulichin, interviewed the Russian leader more than a dozen times, most recently in February following the Us presidential elections.

Since first becoming Russian president in 2000, Putin has rarely spoken at length or in detail to a western interviewer.

During the wide-ranging discussions, the leader confronts the increasingly fragile relations between the Us and Russia today, including »

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

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Sky, Now TV set mid-June launch for Oliver Stone’s Vladimir Putin doc

31 May 2017 10:01 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Sky will broadcast all access doc in mid-June.

Sky Atlantic and Now TV have nabbed UK rights to Oliver Stone’s upcoming documentary on Vladimir Putin.

Over the past two years Stone (Platoon) has been granted unprecedented access to the professional and personal worlds of the Russian president.

The interviews, produced for Showtime, will be broadcast on Sky Atlantic and Now TV as a four-part special between Tuesday 13 - Friday 16 June.

Showtime will air in the US on Monday, June 12, at 9 pm eastern time. IM Global Television handles international rights.

For the series, Stone, with the help of his longtime documentary producer Fernando Sulichin, interviewed the Russian leader more than a dozen times, most recently in February following the Us presidential elections.

Since first becoming Russian president in 2000, Putin has rarely spoken at length or in detail to a western interviewer.

During the wide-ranging discussions, the leader confronts the increasingly fragile relations between the US and »

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

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Why Sean Baker’s ‘The Florida Project’ Was the Hot Buy of Cannes

30 May 2017 7:04 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Moonlight” distributor A24 landed the top English-language acquisition title at Cannes, Director’s Fortnight entry “The Florida Project.” Sean Baker’s follow-up to iPhone movie “Tangerine,” he returned to a project he started researching with co-writer Chris Bergoch back in 2013. (This time, he shot in 35 mm.) Only after “Tangerine” could he score financing for another look at outsiders living on the margins of society.

The duo was fascinated by a strip of Orlando’s budget motels on Route 92, just a mile away from Disneyworld. Once designed to lure tourists, they now teem with families on the edge. Instead of E-rides, the kids find their fun in spitting on cars, peeking at topless bathers, stalking grazing cows, and panhandling for soft-serve ice cream to slurp before it melts in the blazing heat.

Baker had long wanted to make a film about children “that focused on their resilience, their innocence, and their comic nature, »

- Anne Thompson

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Why Sean Baker’s ‘The Florida Project’ Was the Hot Buy of Cannes

30 May 2017 7:04 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

“Moonlight” distributor A24 landed the top English-language acquisition title at Cannes, Director’s Fortnight entry “The Florida Project.” For Sean Baker’s follow-up to iPhone movie “Tangerine,” he returned to a project he started researching with co-writer Chris Bergoch back in 2013. (This time, he shot in 35 mm.) Only after “Tangerine” could he score financing for another look at outsiders living on the margins of society.

The duo was fascinated by a strip of Orlando’s budget motels on Route 92, just a mile away from Disneyworld. Once designed to lure tourists, they now teem with families on the edge. Instead of E-rides, the kids find their fun in spitting on cars, peeking at topless bathers, stalking grazing cows, and panhandling for soft-serve ice cream to slurp before it melts in the blazing heat.

Baker had long wanted to make a film about children “that focused on their resilience, their innocence, and their comic nature, »

- Anne Thompson

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Charlie Sheen Pushing For New Major League Film

29 May 2017 5:00 AM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Slashfilm is reporting that Charlie Sheen is focusing on making another Major League film. His idea for the story would be a sort of passing the torch story. Per Charlie Sheen:

You find the Vaughn character selling cars and his arm is so shot that if you buy a car from him, he’ll play catch with your kid in the parking lot. And then there is an ex who shows up, who he had a tryst with a couple decades ago, and she has a twentysomething kid, who is now in the Cleveland organization, throwing about 102 mph. So, the story pretty much focuses on that. The kid does not like me. We do not like each other. It bookends our story, but it also passes the torch.

While Sheen may be excited for the project, the rights holder, Morgan Creek Films, has no interest in making the movie: »

- Tim Jousma

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Oscar Race at Cannes: Here Are the Winners and Losers

28 May 2017 12:30 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

After all the red-carpet lineups, anxious security delays, gala black-tie dinners, multilingual press conferences, beachside afterparties, and yacht interviews, who came out ahead at Cannes? Several international filmmakers emerged with higher profiles; hot-ticket English-language title “The Florida Project” finally sold (after days of price-lowering anxiety) to American indie du jour A24 — but when it came to Oscars, Cannes delivered only a handful of contenders.

The lion’s share of this year’s downbeat program, rife with suicidal tendencies and abused children, will never be heard from again stateside. The most entertaining material came from two TV sequels from favorite Cannes auteurs: David Lynch’s return to “Twin Peaks” and Jane Campion’s “Top of the Lake: China Girl,” starring Elisabeth Moss and the ubiquitous Nicole Kidman, who took home a well-deserved special Cannes jury prize on Sunday.

And Mexico’s Three Amigos, with no feature films in the selection, »

- Anne Thompson

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Oscar Race at Cannes: Here Are the Winners and Losers

28 May 2017 12:30 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

After all the red-carpet lineups, anxious security delays, gala black-tie dinners, multilingual press conferences, beachside afterparties, and yacht interviews, who came out ahead at Cannes? Several international filmmakers emerged with higher profiles; hot-ticket English-language title “The Florida Project” finally sold (after days of price-lowering anxiety) to American indie du jour A24 — but when it came to Oscars, Cannes delivered only a handful of contenders.

The lion’s share of this year’s downbeat program, rife with suicidal tendencies and abused children, will never be heard from again stateside. The most entertaining material came from two TV sequels from favorite Cannes auteurs: David Lynch’s return to “Twin Peaks” and Jane Campion’s “Top of the Lake: China Girl,” starring Elisabeth Moss and the ubiquitous Nicole Kidman, who took home a well-deserved special Cannes jury prize on Sunday.

And Mexico’s Three Amigos, with no feature films in the selection, »

- Anne Thompson

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Sean Baker’s ‘The Florida Project’ Lands at A24 (Exclusive)

26 May 2017 8:49 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

A24 has bought U.S. distribution rights to Sean Baker’s “The Florida Project,” Variety has learned.

The movie about a homeless family in the Sunshine State premiered at the Cannes Film Festival Directors’ Fortnight. Oscar nominee Willem Dafoe (“Platoon”) stars alongside Caleb Landry Jones (“X-Men: First Class”), and newcomers Brooklynn Prince and Bria Vinaite. Baker co-wrote the picture with Chris Bergoch.

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Jane Campion on Lack of Female Filmmakers, ‘Top of the Lake: China Girl’

The film enjoyed strong reviews, which sparked interest from multiple bidders. Amazon Studios, Neon, and Annapurna circled the project this week, but some players dropped out after bidding on the micro-indie passed $1 million.

In a favorable notice, Variety’s Owen Gleiberman wrote that Baker’s “follow-up to ‘Tangerine’ is another vibrant tale of the American lower depths, this one rooted in the magic and heartbreak of childhood.”

Baker’s last film, “Tangerine,” was »

- Ramin Setoodeh and Brent Lang

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James Wan Unveils Image of Amber Heard as Mera in Aquaman

18 May 2017 4:59 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

With filming now underway on Aquaman, director James Wan has shared a new image of Amber Heard as Mera, a key character from the DC comic book series who is sure to make some waves on the big screen along with Jason Momoa.

Previous Press Release: Burbank, CA, May 3, 2017 – Principal photography has begun on Warner Bros. Pictures’ action adventure “Aquaman,” helmed by James Wan (“The Conjuring” films, “Furious 7”). Jason Momoa stars in the title role, returning to the character he plays in this fall’s “Justice League.”

The film also stars Amber Heard (“Justice League,” “Magic Mike Xxl”) as Mera; Oscar nominee Willem Dafoe (“Platoon,” “Spider-Man 2”) as Vulko; Temuera Morrison (“Star Wars: Episode IIAttack of the Clones,” “Green Lantern”) as Tom Curry; Dolph Lundgren (“The Expendables” films) as Nereus; Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (upcoming “Baywatch,” Netflix’s “The Get Down”) as Black Manta; with Patrick Wilson (“The Conjuring” films, »

- Derek Anderson

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Shooting Begins On Aquaman Starring Jason Momoa And Nicole Kidman

7 May 2017 7:11 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Principal photography has begun on Warner Bros. Pictures’ action adventure Aquaman, helmed by James Wan (“The Conjuring” films, “Furious 7”). Jason Momoa stars in the title role, returning to the character he plays in this fall’s Justice League.

The film also stars Amber Heard (“Justice League,” “Magic Mike Xxl”) as Mera; Oscar nominee Willem Dafoe (“Platoon,” “Spider-Man 2”) as Vulko; Temuera Morrison (“Star Wars: Episode IIAttack of the Clones,” “Green Lantern”) as Tom Curry; Dolph Lundgren (“The Expendables” films) as Nereus; Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (upcoming “Baywatch,” Netflix’s “The Get Down”) as Black Manta; with Patrick Wilson (“The Conjuring” films, “Watchmen”) as Orm/Ocean Master; and Oscar winner Nicole Kidman (“The Hours,” “Lion”) as Atlanna.

The film is being produced by Peter Safran, with Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder, Rob Cowan, Jon Berg and Geoff Johns serving as executive producers.

Wan’s team behind the scenes includes such frequent »

- Michelle McCue

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Pomeranz gears up for chat with "intimidating" Oliver Stone at Vivid Sydney

4 May 2017 5:39 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Margaret Pomeranz.

Oliver Stone is coming to Australia.

The director will appear at Vivid Sydney with Margaret Pomeranz to talk about his career behind the camera on films such as Platoon, Wall Street, JFK, Born on the Fourth of July and Any Given Sunday.

Pomeranz tells If she.s .doing a hell of a lot of research. in preparation for the chat.

.He.s such an interesting filmmaker,. she says. .Politics is embedded in his films and I think he does reflect the zeitgeist of his times like no-one else..

.I.m interested in the fact that so many of his characters are real-life characters, and in the fact he was brought up in a very conservative, privileged environment and has over the years become enormously critical of the United States, especially its foreign policy. With a focus on what America has does in Central and South America..

Pomeranz, who »

- Harry Windsor

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James Wan's Aquaman Begins Production!

4 May 2017 8:51 AM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

With Wonder Woman less than a month away and Justice League wrapped up, Warner Bros. Pictures now have their sights set on the King of Atlantis, Aquaman. This classic DC Comics character has been ridiculed for years for his his misinterpreted ability to "talk to fish". Director James Wan and Jason Mamoa, who will be playing the Arthur Curry are ready to elevate Aquaman's superhero reputation. With that said, Warner Bros. Pictures has now announced the start of production for Aquaman.

Thanks to Slashfilm we have the press release from the studio:

Production Is Underway On Warner Bros. Pictures’ Super Hero Action Adventure “Aquaman.”

Director James Wan and star Jason Momoa dive into the Super Hero’s first-ever solo feature, along with cast mates Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, Nicole Kidman and more

Burbank, CA, May 3, 2017 – Principal photography has begun on Warner Bros. Pictures’ action adventure “Aquaman,” helmed »

- Emmanuel Gomez

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Aquaman Movie Logo Unveiled

3 May 2017 6:15 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Principal photography has begun on Warner Bros. Pictures' action adventure Aquaman, helmed by James Wan (The Conjuring films, Furious 7). Jason Momoa stars in the title role, returning to the character he plays in this fall's Justice League. The film also stars Amber Heard (Justice League, Magic Mike Xxl) as Mera; Oscar nominee Willem Dafoe (Platoon, Spider-Man 2) as Vulko; Temuera Morrison (Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones, Green Lantern) as Tom Curry; Dolph Lundgren (The Expendables films) as Nereus; Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (upcoming Baywatch, Netflix's The Get Down) as Black Manta; with Patrick Wilson (The Conjuring films, Watchmen) as Orm/Ocean Master; and Oscar winner Nicole Kidman (The Hours, Lion) as Atlanna.

The film is being produced by Peter Safran, with Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder, Rob Cowan, Jon Berg and Geoff Johns serving as executive producers for Warner Bros. Wan's team behind the scenes includes such »

- MovieWeb

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