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Alex Garland, screenwriter of “28 Days Later,” “Sunshine” and “Never Let Me Go,” makes an impressive directorial debut with cerebral sci-fi thriller “Ex Machina” (in theaters today), but Garland waves off the achievement of leaping to directing as “just next in a continuum.” “The truth was that there was no epiphany moment about directing, because I just don’t dignify the directing role the way we’re supposed to,” the British filmmaker told The Dissolve. “There are a few people — like Woody Allen, he’s an auteur, and I’m cool with that. But for me, directing is about collaboration.” Whether directing is a logical next step or a hard-sought achievement for screenwriters, it’s often done by telling studios, “Hey, here’s my next screenplay. You can have it as long as I get to direct.” Preston Sturges — at the time the highest paid screenwriter in Hollywood — is noted for »
- Emily Rome
Hold on to your pool chairs: All three of Penelope Spheeris' entertaining, heartbreaking and iconic Decline of Western Civilization documentaries are officially coming to Blu-ray and DVD for the first time in a deluxe box set on June 30th. Shout! Factory will release the four-disc anthology chronicling L.A.'s hardcore punk, hair-metal and gutter-punk phenomena with a 40-page book, extended interviews and a new commentary track by Dave Grohl. Each film has also been given a 2K high-definition restoration, which Spheeris supervised.
"I am so grateful to the fans of these films, »
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"Wait a second, Kevin! She's not even looking at your camera," Hart said. "This is a weird moment right here. She didn't want to be there Kevin. Let me be honest with you. Eyes tell a thousand stories. Her eyes say, 'This is creepy.'"
Frazier caught up with Hart as The Wedding Ringer star hosted the Annual Madden Bowl at the Live Wire in Scottsdale, Ariz., where Cardinals' cornerback Patrick Peterson prevailed over Eagles' running back LeSean McCoy to win the video game tournament.
Hart emceed the event, but does he have game?
"I am what you call a gamer," Hart insisted. "This is my life. This is what I do."
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3 items from 2015
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