15 items from 2017
Joining actress Holly Hunter, the Academy Award-winning actor best known for his performance in the classic prison drama The Shawshank Redemption, will star in the 10 episode family drama from the man behind Six Feet Under.
Robbins will play a philosophy professor named Greg and the series will revolve around a contemporary family as Greg, his lawyer wife, their three adopted kids and one biological child, deal with harbouring rifts that start to affect the family.
Ball will serve as executive producer for this new series along with Peter Macdissi. »
- Samuel Brace
Last week it was revealed that J.J. Abrams and Stephen King were working together on an anthology series for Hulu. Entitled, "Castle Rock", the series is said to weave together characters and themes from those novels that use the Castle Rock location, including the likes of Cujo, The Dark Half, It, Needful Things, The Body and The Shawshank Redemption. An ambitious project, for... Read More »
- Sean Wist
Following Friday night's big announcement that Stephen King and J.J. Abrams have teamed up for a Castle Rock series, it's now been announced that the series has been given a ten-episode order that will start production later this year, and official details on what to expect from the show have also been unveiled.
According to THR, the Castle Rock series has the following official description:
"A psychological-horror series set in the Stephen King multiverse, Castle Rock combines the mythological scale and intimate character storytelling of King’s best-loved works, weaving an epic saga of darkness and light, played out on a few square miles of Maine woodland. The fictional Maine town of Castle Rock has figured prominently in King’s literary career: Cujo, The Dark Half, It and Needful Things, as well as novella The Body and numerous short stories such as Rita Hayworth and The Shawshank Redemption are either »
- Derek Anderson
The Academy Award winner will star alongside Holly Hunter in the untitled 10-episode series.
The series focuses on a contemporary multi-racial family: a philosophy professor, his lawyer wife, their three adopted children from Somalia, Vietnam and Colombia, and their sole biological child. This seemingly perfect, progressive family is in actuality harboring deep rifts. Then, one of the children begins to see things others cannot — is it mental illness, or something else? The series is described as a tragicomic meditation on the complicated forces at work on us all in America today.
Robbins will play the philosophy professor, Greg. He is questioning his life, his purpose, and the world in which he lives — a world in which it seems the bad guys have won — and his strained relationship with his wife Audrey (Hunter) adds to his overall anxiety.
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
A mysterious new project, called “Castle Rock,” from Stephen King and Jj Abrams is coming to Hulu, if a mysterious new trailer is to be believed. King tweeted the link to the 60 second video, which references many of King’s novels, including “Pet Sematary,” The Shining,” Misery” and “The Shawshank Redemption,” before settling on the words “Castle Rock,” the fictional town in Maine. “A Hulu Original” closes out the teaser, and no other information is given. Hulu did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment. More to come… JJAbrams and I want to invite you to take a trip to Castle Rock. »
- Linda Ge
You may have visited the town of Castle Rock in a Stephen King book or two. Now it’s coming to TV.
J.J. Abrams will executive-produce a new King-inspired original series, Castle Rock, coming soon to Hulu from Abrams’ Bad Robot production company. Abrams announced the series on Friday via a cryptic tweet:
— Bad Robot (@bad_robot) February 18, 2017
The YouTube link in the tweet led to this (also cryptic) teaser:
Salem’s Lot, Needful Things, Cujo, The Dark Half, Gerald’s Game, Creepshow, The Shawshank Redemption, Misery, Doctor Sleep, It, Sleepwalkers, The Dead Zone, The Shining, and so many more of Stephen King’s tales of terror have one thing in common… they… Continue Reading →
- Steve Barton
Oscar statue (Courtesy: Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
By: Carson Blackwelder
There was always a chance for the best picture category at the 2017 Academy Awards to feature solid representation for female producers and, with the nominations official, the numbers are in. Turns out there are five of the nine films in this year’s top category with women behind it — but how does that stand up to the rest of Oscar history?
As mentioned above, there are five out of the total nine films in the best picture category this year that took some girl power to get made. There’s Hell or High Water (Carla Hacken and Julie Yorn), Hidden Figures (Donna Gigliotti and Jenno Topping), Lion (Angie Fielder), Manchester by the Sea (Kimberly Steward and Lauren Beck), and finally Moonlight (Adele Romanski and Dede Gardner). This leaves out Arrival, Fences, Hacksaw Ridge, and La La Land as »
- Carson Blackwelder
(Courtesy: Kimberley French/20th Century Fox)
By: Carson Blackwelder
One of the jobs that the general public doesn’t pay that much attention to — but probably should — is that of the cinematographer. If you think a film looks gorgeous and you’re able to get swept away by what you’re seeing on the screen, that’s all thanks to this man or woman’s work behind the scenes. Turns out, though, you can even see these folks showcase their talent on social media.
Since the role of cinematographer is often referred to as the director of photography — shortened to Dp or Dop — it only makes sense that we hone in Instagram as that’s one popular online platform dedicated specifically to photos. Let’s take a look at 16 of the cinematographers who are utilizing Instagram to showcase more of their work and giving us a glimpse of »
- Carson Blackwelder
The use of silhouettes in cinematography can be powerful and evocative. One of the masters of silhouettes is cinematographer Roger Deakins, who has earned 13 Academy Award nominations over three decades (but never actually won one yet). One Perfect Shot video editor H. Perry Horton put together this compilation titled "Paint it Black: The Silhouettes of Roger Deakins" profiling some of his best silhouette shots. There's footage from Skyfall, True Grit, Sicario, Assassination of Jesse James, The Hurricane, Jarhead, Prisoners, The Shawshank Redemption, and even the new Blade Runner (because why not?). Watch below. Description from YouTube: "Roger Deakins is quite simply the most accomplished cinematographer of his time, responsible for some of the most breathtaking imagery of the last 30+ years. In particular his acumen with using figures in silhouette to evoke an array of emotional atmospheres is unparalleled. Here are his best." This video was edited by H. Perry Horton, »
- Alex Billington
Samuel Brace argues that quality isn’t subjective…
Many things in life are up for debate. Many things can be interpreted and argued over. Everyone is different; everyone is a product of their own environment, dictated to by their personal tastes. Things like our favourite foods, favourite actors, favourite sports, books, music and yes, films, are all a personal matter. What each one of us loves is indeed subjective. What is not subjective however is quality. Quality is very much objective. And film is either good or it is not.
La La Land is a film that is lauded, and rightly so. It is a film with extraordinary cinematography, great performances, expert direction and an excellent score. These things are true. These things cannot be disproved. You can measure them against a scale of good and not good. You can of course not like any of these things and of »
- Samuel Brace
The Oscars, or the Academy Awards, are one of my favorite award ceremonies of the year for a few reasons. Primarily, it gives all the filmmakers, actors, actresses, and people behind the camera their chance to shine and to be recognized for all of their hard work, they then get to take home that trophy and have "bragging rights" for the rest of their careers. Additionally, the Oscars can create massive controversy like when Citizen Kane, Goodfellows, or Vertigo were snubbed, or lets just look at 1994 when Forrest Gump beat both The Shawshank Redemption and Pulp Fiction. Even more recently, the 2010 awards where The King's Speech won over Inception, Black Swan, The Social Network, and The Fighter. Have you ever tried watching The King's Speech, and if you have, have you been able to stay awake through the entire movie?
Either way the Oscars are still a fun topic of »
- Drew Carlton
A new trailer has debuted for Disney’s upcoming series Tangled: Before Ever After. The animated spin-off sequel sees Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi reprising the roles of Rapunzel and Flynn Rider and takes place between the events of the 2010 film and the 2012 short Tangled Ever After; watch it below…
Tangled: Before Ever After sees Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent) and Paul F. Tompkins (Anchorman) as Big Nose and Shorty, members of the Snuggly Duckling Pub Thugs; and M.C. Gainey (Lost) as Captain of the Guards returning to their roles alongside newcomers Ashley Judd (Divergent) as Rapunzel’s mother Queen Arianna; Eden Espinosa (Wicked) as Rapunzel’s handmaiden and confidant, Cassandra; Jeff Ross (The Wedding Ringer) as Hook Hand’s brother Hook Foot, Richard Kind (Inside Out) as Uncle Monty, Sean Hayes (Will & Grace) as Pete the Guard, Peter MacNicol (Ally McBeal) as Nigel the Advisor, Clancy Brown (The Shawshank Redemption »
- Amie Cranswick
Anghus Houvouras on multiple viewings…
How many movies have you watched more than once?
I’m sure there are a lot of you out there that have those ‘go to’ movies. Classics that you can pop in from time to time because no matter how many times you’ve seen them they are able to infinitely entertain you or transport you a different time and place.
As this column began percolating in the deepest recesses of my cerebellum, I was forced to consider which movies I’ve watched on repeat viewings more than any other.
When I was a kid the most rewatched movie had to have been Red Dawn. After renting the movie a dozen or so times, I finally received the gift of a VHS bootleg which i subsequently played over and over again until the damn thing wore out. I can still remember watching the perpetually degrading »
- Anghus Houvouras
Robin Bell Jan 13, 2017
You know you're a fan of something when that fandom is put to the test. Did you stick with Community when Dan Harmon wasn't writing it? During the barren 90s did you cling onto the hope that Doctor Who would return and be fantastic? Those moments when your patience and perseverance are tested are what make the privilege of being a fan important.
15 items from 2017
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