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Mel Gibson, Frank Grillo Eye Action-Thriller ‘Boss Level’

Mel Gibson, Frank Grillo Eye Action-Thriller ‘Boss Level’
Mel Gibson and Frank Grillo are in negotiations to star in the independent action-thriller “Boss Level,” with Joe Carnahan attached to direct from his own script.

Grillo will play a retired special forces veteran trapped in a never-ending loop resulting in his death every day.

The film will be financed by Emmett/Furla/Oasis, and produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian, and Randall Emmett and George Furla. Production companies are Emmett/Furla/Oasis, Di Bonaventura Pictures, Carnahan and Grillo’s War Party, and Scott Free.

Gibson is currently starring as the father of Mark Wahlberg’s character in “Daddy’s Home 2” at Paramount. He received an Academy Award directing nomination this year for “Hacksaw Ridge” — his third Oscar nomination after winning for directing and producing “Braveheart” in 1995. He starred with Vince Vaughn in the police thriller “Dragged Across Concrete” and in the Irish historical drama “The Professor and the Madman,” portraying [link=nm
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‘Sense8,’ ‘Breaking Bad’ Cinematographer John Toll on Working With Wachowskis, Vince Gilligan

‘Sense8,’ ‘Breaking Bad’ Cinematographer John Toll on Working With Wachowskis, Vince Gilligan
Cinematographer John Toll’s four-decade career has spanned low-budget documentary work and two consecutive Oscar-winning classics (“Braveheart” and Western costume drama “Legends of the Fall”), plus groundbreaking work on the pilot of “Breaking Bad,” and the final episode of Netflix streaming series “Sense8.” Toll’s skill as one of the most versatile DPs in Hollywood has earned him the Camerimage lifetime achievement kudo.

After your remarkable TV work with Vince Gilligan on “Breaking Bad” and now with the Wachowskis on “Sense8” do you feel you’re ready for a break from the small screen?

I don’t feel such distinction between feature work and TV. It’s all about who you’re working with and what the project is. I did “Breaking Bad” because I knew Vince Gilligan. I had never worked with him but we had spoken about working together many times and then he came to visit me and started telling me about the project
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Mark Duplass Is Refusing to See ‘Daddy’s Home 2’ Because of Star Mel Gibson

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Mark Duplass Is Refusing to See ‘Daddy’s Home 2’ Because of Star Mel Gibson
Filmmaker and actor Mark Duplass won’t be seeing “Daddy’s Home 2” this weekend, and in a new tweet, he’s made his disdain clear to his 400,000 Twitter followers. Instead, Duplass would rather see one of many other great movies also on the big screen this weekend, and perhaps his followers will be encouraged to follow suit.

I like many of the people involved so I hate to do this but I must say Nope No Way to “Daddy’s Home 2” bc it stars Mel Gibson and it’s 2017 and there are plenty of great movies to see this weekend in theaters.

Mark Duplass (@MarkDuplass) November 9, 2017

Gibson — an Oscar-winning director and producer for “Braveheart,” plus one of the most commercially-successful actors of the ’80s and ’90s — has been the source of several off-screen controversies during his decades in the industry. In 1991, he made disparaging comments about gay men when speaking
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Michael Apted to Head Camerimage Competition Jury

Michael Apted to Head Camerimage Competition Jury
British documentarian Michael Apted, who broke ground with decades-long chronicles of subjects’ lives, will chair the Camerimage fest main competition jury, the organization has announced.

Heather Stewart, creative director at the British Film Institute, and cinematographers Christian Berger (“The White Ribbon”), Stuart Dryburgh (“The Piano”), Stephen Goldblatt (“Lethal Weapon”), Karl Walter Lindenlaub (“Independence Day”) and Anastas N. Michos (“Man on the Moon”) will also serve, evaluating the best in world cinematography Nov. 11-18 in Bydgoszcz, Poland.

Director-producer Brad Silberling (“City of Angels”) will lead the Polish films competition jury, alongside cinematographers Andrew Dunn (“The Bodyguard”), Denis Lenoir (“Demonlover”), Claudio Miranda (“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”) and VFX supervisor Mark H. Weingartner (“Inception”).

Last year’s docu prize achievement winner Jay Rosenblatt (“Human Remains”) will preside over the docu features jury, serving with writer-producer-director Sheila Curran Bernard (“Slavery by Another Name”), Dp John Davey (“La danse”), producer Karen Konicek (Zipporah Films) and director-producer Kristine Samuelson (“Arthur and Lillie
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Review: James Horner A Life In Music at the Royal Albert Hall

Sean Wilson reviews the tribute concert in memory of the late Titanic composer…

It takes a special composer to stamp a singular and enduring personality over the films they score, but James Horner was that person. Tragically killed in a plane crash in 2015 Horner’s death was massive blow for the soundtrack industry, the loss of a musical titan who, although controversial, injected extraordinary amounts of heart, beauty and sincerity into his soundtracks.

Horner’s richly melodic approach was on fine display in the Royal Albert Hall tribute concert, A Life In Music, his extraordinary and multifaceted career more than done justice by London’s Cinematic Sinfonia orchestra and Crouch End Festival Chorus, all under the baton of reliable conductor Ludwig Wicki. The nuances of Horner’s music, from the galloping intricacy of the brass writing to the yearning, searching strings and poignant woodwinds, demanded a robust and vibrant live performance,
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12 Strong Trailer: Chris Hemsworth Goes to War in a Post-9/11 World

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Warner Bros. has released the first trailer, poster and photos for 12 Strong, which sheds some new light on the aftermath of 9/11. On September 11, 2001, the world watched in terror. On September 12, 2001, they volunteered to fight. Chris Hemsworth (Thor, The Avengers films) and Oscar nominee Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road, Nocturnal Animals) star in 12 Strong, a powerful new war drama from Alcon Entertainment, Black Label Media and Jerry Bruckheimer Films. Based on the best-selling book Horse Soldiers, it is a story of heroism based on true events that unfolded a world away in the aftermath of 9/11.

12 Strong is set in the harrowing days following 9/11 when a U.S. Special Forces team, led by their new Captain, Mitch Nelson (Hemsworth), is chosen to be the first U.S. troops sent into Afghanistan for an extremely dangerous mission. There, in the rugged mountains, they must convince Northern Alliance General Dostum (Negahban) to join forces with
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‘Outlaw King’ First Look: Chris Pine is Robert the Bruce in Epic ‘Hell Or High Water’ Reunion

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‘Outlaw King’ First Look: Chris Pine is Robert the Bruce in Epic ‘Hell Or High Water’ Reunion
The “Hell or High Water” band is getting back together after earning four Oscar nominations. Filmmaker David Mackenzie will once again be directing Chris Pine in the Netflix historical action drama “Outlaw King.” Pine arguably delivered his finest work as bank robber Toby Howard in “Hell or High Water,” which makes the prospect of a Mackenzie reunion quite enticing.

Read More:Netflix to Make ‘Outlaw King’ With ‘Hell or High Water’s’ David Mackenzie and Chris Pine

Outlaw King” tells the David and Goliath story of how the Scottish outlaw Robert the Bruce defeated the much larger and better equipped English army during the Wars of Scottish Independence in the 14th century. Mel Gibson tackled the same time period in his five-time Oscar winner “Braveheart.”

“I am so happy to have the opportunity to dig deep into the story of Robert the Bruce and to discover some of the truths that often get obscured by legend,
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Five Things You Didn’t Know About Peter Mullan

Prominent artists have a unique place in society, in that they have a massive platform with which to voice their opinions on political and cultural issues. While many actors choose to stay away from the spotlight in order to avoid controversy, performers like Peter Mullan have no issue with taking a stand. Mullan rose to fame with his performances in Trainspotting and Braveheart. He can now be seen in the highly popular series Ozark. While many fans appreciate his incredible acting ability, few realize how skilled, passionate, and well-rounded he is. For those hoping to learn a little more about

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Peter Mullan
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Brendan Gleeson on Getting a Late Start on His Career

Brendan Gleeson on Getting a Late Start on His Career
Irish actor Brendan Gleeson made his film debut in 1990’s “The Field,” starring Richard Harris and based on the play by John B. Keane. Five years later, he made an impact internationally as Hamish Campbell in Mel Gibson’s Oscar winner “Braveheart.” Since then, film lovers have seen the versatile thesp in a wide range of blockbusters and indie films. “Harry Potter” aficionados know him as Alastor “Mad Eye” Moody, and fans have treasured his work in such fare as John Boorman’s “The General,” John Michael McDonagh’s “Calvary” and Martin Scorsese’s “Gangs of New York” and for his Emmy-winning turn as Winston Churchill in TV film “Into the Storm.”

Now on-screen as Detective Bill Hodges in the new Stephen King neo-noir TV series, “Mr. Mercedes,” Gleeson was first noticed by Variety on Aug. 1, 1990, for his performance in Dublin in Keane’s play “The Year of the Hiker.”

John B. Keane
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Brendan Gleeson on Getting a Late Start on His Career

Brendan Gleeson on Getting a Late Start on His Career
Irish actor Brendan Gleeson made his film debut in 1990’s “The Field,” starring Richard Harris and based on the play by John B. Keane. Five years later, he made an impact internationally as Hamish Campbell in Mel Gibson’s Oscar winner “Braveheart.” Since then, film lovers have seen the versatile thesp in a wide range of blockbusters and indie films. “Harry Potter” aficionados know him as Alastor “Mad Eye” Moody, and fans have treasured his work in such fare as John Boorman’s “The General,” John Michael McDonagh’s “Calvary” and Martin Scorsese’s “Gangs of New York” and for his Emmy-winning turn as Winston Churchill in TV film “Into the Storm.”

Now on-screen as Detective Bill Hodges in the new Stephen King neo-noir TV series, “Mr. Mercedes,” Gleeson was first noticed by Variety on Aug. 1, 1990, for his performance in Dublin in Keane’s play “The Year of the Hiker.”

John B. Keane
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Brendan Gleeson On The Drive From ‘Braveheart’ To Debut Series Vehicle ‘Mr. Mercedes’

It has been 30 years since Brendan Gleeson faced a career crossroads and chose acting over teaching, beginning a slow build toward a run of great movie performances. He has starred in films ranging from Braveheart to In Bruges, Gangs of New York, 28 Days Later, The Guard, Safe House and several Harry Potter films. Tonight, Gleeson stars in his first major American television series, the Audience Network drama Mr. Mercedes. Gleeson plays Bill Hodges, a retired homicide…
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Brendan Gleeson On The Drive From ‘Braveheart’ To Debut Series Vehicle ‘Mr. Mercedes’

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Brendan Gleeson On The Drive From ‘Braveheart’ To Debut Series Vehicle ‘Mr. Mercedes’
It has been 30 years since Brendan Gleeson faced a career crossroads and chose acting over teaching, beginning a slow build toward a run of great movie performances. He has starred in films ranging from Braveheart to In Bruges, Gangs of New York, 28 Days Later, The Guard, Safe House and several Harry Potter films. Tonight, Gleeson stars in his first major American television series, the Audience Network drama Mr. Mercedes. Gleeson plays Bill Hodges, a retired homicide…
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How ‘Sense8,’ ‘The Young Pope,’ and ‘Big Little Lies’ Cinematography Overturned TV Conventions

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How ‘Sense8,’ ‘The Young Pope,’ and ‘Big Little Lies’ Cinematography Overturned TV Conventions
Movie directors and their cinematographers continue to migrate to TV for greater visual storytelling. This season, the Wachowskis got bolder in the second installment of their Netflix sci-fi mind-bender, “Sense8,” with Oscar-winning Dp John Toll (“Legends of the Fall,” “Braveheart”), and Paolo Sorrentino and Jean-Marc Vallée improved HBO’s slate with “The Young Pope” and “Big Little Lies,” assisted by their go-to DPs, Luca Bigazzi and Yves Bélanger.

While all three cinematographers were honored with Emmy nominations, they had to make certain adjustments to the production demands of their shows. Yet they persevered through a combination of ever-increasing tech availability and insightful aesthetic choices.

Getting in Tune with “Sense8

In “Sense8,” created by J. Michael Straczynski and Lana and Lilly Wachowski, eight seemingly disparate people from around the globe become linked through telepathy and astral projection. It’s all about empathy and evolution, and Toll’s eye-popping imagery relies on
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John Toll to Receive Camerimage Lifetime Achievement Award

John Toll to Receive Camerimage Lifetime Achievement Award
Cinematographer John Toll — who holds the rare distinction of having won consecutive Oscars, for Legends of the Fall in 1995 and Braveheart in 1996 — will receive the Camerimage Lifetime Achievement Award during the upcoming 25th Camerimage International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography, which will be held Nov. 11-18 in Bydgoszcz, Poland.

Over his four decades working in film and television, Toll has collaborated with such filmmakers as The Wachowskis, Ang Lee, Mel Gibson, Francis Ford Coppola, Terrence Malick, Carroll Ballard, Cameron Crowe, Edward Zwick and Vince Gilligan.

“When working on epic Hollywood films, [Toll] used light, shadow and camera movement to create...
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Thomas E. Sanders Dies: ‘Saving Private Ryan’ Production Designer Was 63

Thomas E. Sanders Dies: ‘Saving Private Ryan’ Production Designer Was 63
Thomas E. Sanders, the production designer and art director who worked for some of the top names in Hollywood on such pictures as Steven Spielberg’s Saving Private Ryan, Mel Gibson’s Braveheart, and Francis Ford Coppola’s Bram Stoker’s Dracula has died. The father of five, whose youngest (Lucas) is only four years old, succumbed to cancer on July 6. He was 63. Sanders was twice Oscar nominated for art direction (Saving Private Ryan, Dracula). He last worked on Justin…
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Indie Film Invades the Emmys: Jean Marc-Vallée, Reed Morano and More Cinematic Voices Dominate

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Indie Film Invades the Emmys: Jean Marc-Vallée, Reed Morano and More Cinematic Voices Dominate
They say television is the new film, and that’s certainly true when you look at how many actors, directors, writers, cinematographers and more from the film world are counted among this year’s Emmy nominees. A majority of the biggest contenders, from “The Handmaid’s Tale” to “The Night Of,” “Big Little Lies” and “The Crown,” brought some of the best film talent to the small screen over the last year, and their work resulted in major recognition from the TV Academy.

Read More: 2017 Emmy Nominations List: ‘Stranger Things,’ ‘Westworld’ Nominated for Best Drama Series

All of these nominations for film stars and behind-the-scenes talent shouldn’t come as a surprise in the era of Peak TV, but they confirm that the small screen is offering certain opportunities that Hollywood just isn’t these days. Between stronger female roles and a directorial freedom studios don’t allow, TV is
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On my radar: Brendan Gleeson’s cultural highlights

The star of Hampstead and Alone in Berlin on his Flann O’Brien obsession, the most thrilling piece of theatre he’s ever seen, and discovering Caravaggio

Born in Dublin in 1955, Brendan Gleeson worked as a secondary school teacher of Irish and English before turning to acting full-time in 1991. He is best known for his roles in Calvary, In Bruges and The Guard. He has also appeared in Braveheart, Cold Mountain, 28 Days Later, Gangs of New York, and the Harry Potter films. His portrayal of Winston Churchill in the television film Into the Storm won him an Emmy award in 2009, and he has been nominated for three Golden Globes. Two of his four sons, Domhnall and Brian Gleeson, are also actors. Gleeson stars opposite Emma Thompson in Alone in Berlin, based on Hans Fallada’s second world war novel, and in Hampstead, both out now.

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Mark Wahlberg Teased Mel Gibson About Weight, Offered To Become Personal Trainer?

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Did Mark Wahlberg really tease Mel Gibson about his weight and offer to become his personal trainer while filming Daddy’s Home 2? That’s the claim in one of this week’s new tabloids, but Gossip Cop has exclusively learned the truth. The Braveheart star plays Wahlberg’s father in the upcoming comedy sequel, but according to Ok!, […]
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London Heist Starring Craig Fairbrass Arrives on DVD and Digital HD July 11th

Loyalty will be tested for a gang of criminals when they take one last job in London Heist, arriving on DVD, Digital HD and On Demand July 11 from Lionsgate. When one man’s father is murdered and their heist money is stolen, the gang soon realizes that no one can be trusted until justice has been served. Starring Craig Fairbrass, James Cosmo, Mem Ferda, Steven Berkoff, and Nick Moran, the London Heist DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $19.98.

Jack Cregan (Craig Fairbrass) – career criminal, family man, and vicious armed robber – is on a mission for revenge. When Jack’s father, Alfie Cregan (Steven Berkoff), is brutally murdered, and the money from their Heathrow airport heist is stolen, Jack, his cousin Sammy, and gang members Eddie and Frank realize there is more to the stolen money and Alfie’s murder than meets the eye – and, once Jack starts digging, he knows that his life will never be the same again. The shattering revelations that follow force Jack, with the clock ticking, to not only pull off one last dangerous robbery, but also to exact brutal revenge on all those involved.

Cast

Craig Fairbrass The Bank Job, Cliffhanger

James Cosmo Braveheart, Trainspotting

Mem Ferda The Devil’s Double, Revolver

Steven Berkoff The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, A Clockwork Orange

with Nick Moran Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Harry Potter franchise

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'Lethal Weapon' Stars Reunite for Film's 30th Anniversary, Dish on Potential 5th Installment – Watch!

'Lethal Weapon' Stars Reunite for Film's 30th Anniversary, Dish on Potential 5th Installment – Watch!
It's been three decades since audiences first heard Danny Glover utter the now-famous line, "I'm too old for this s**t," in the 1987 film, Lethal Weapon.

To celebrate the buddy cop's 30th anniversary, Glover, Mel Gibson and Rene Russo reunited on Good Morning America for the first time since shooting Lethal Weapon 4 to reminisce about their time on set and how it feels to be back together again.

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"I think there was a lot of love between us," Gibson, who portrayed cop Martin Riggs, told ABC's Chris Connelly. "And when I see them, I just kind of get the same feeling... It's like seeing a teenage sweetheart or something."

Gibson and Glover portrayed their characters from 1987 to 1998, and it wasn’t until 1992's Lethal Weapon 3 that Russo joined the cast as Lorna Cole.

"I think you
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