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‘Mission: Impossible’ Producer Paula Wagner on Making Thurgood Marshall Movie

‘Mission: Impossible’ Producer Paula Wagner on Making Thurgood Marshall Movie
Paula Wagner’s five-year quest to get the story of Supreme Court justice Thurgood Marshall onto screen was “absolutely worth it,” the Hollywood producer told filmmakers at Poland’s Camerimage fest on Friday.

The inspiring biopic, “Marshall,” which opened in October, focuses on an early case the young Marshall takes on in Connecticut, defending a black chauffeur accused of rape and attempted murder against his rich, white employer. As the future jurist on the highest court in the land develops his strategy, viewers come to grips with the extent of racism and bias in the justice system that’s hardly limited to the South.

Set in 1940 and featuring “Black Panther” star Chadwick Boseman as Marshall, the courtroom drama avoids simple hero myths and portrays the defense attorney’s substantial (and deserving) ego as a factor that may endanger his success, as Variety reviewer Peter Debruge points out.

The true story, in which Marshall’s employer,
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‘The Incredibles 2’ Trailer: Baby Jack-Jack Has Powers of His Own in the Long-Awaited Sequel — Watch

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‘The Incredibles 2’ Trailer: Baby Jack-Jack Has Powers of His Own in the Long-Awaited Sequel — Watch
13 years later, “The Incredibles” are back. Well, almost — Pixar has released the sequel-come-lately’s teaser trailer, which introduces a superheroic baby to the mix and provides a brief glimpse of his powers (fire, lightning, and lasers are all involved). Watch below.

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Here’s the synopsis: “Everyone’s favorite family of superheroes is back in ‘Incredibles 2’ — but this time Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is in the spotlight, leaving Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) at home with Violet (voice of Sarah Vowell) and Dash (voice of Huck Milner) to navigate the day-to-day heroics of ‘normal’ life. It’s a tough transition for everyone, made tougher by the fact that the family is still unaware of baby Jack-Jack’s emerging superpowers. When a new villain hatches a brilliant and dangerous plot, the family and Frozone
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The Incredibles 2 Trailer Is Finally Here

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The Incredibles 2 Trailer Is Finally Here
We may never get a good Fantastic Four movie, but Disney is giving us the next best thing. Arguably a much better thing. After more than a decade, we finally have our first look at Pixar's The Incredibles 2. Though, we don't get to see much. Director Brad Bird is finally returning to the world he created in 2004 by bringing us one of the most highly-anticipated superhero movies of 2018. And considering that Avengers: Infinity War is also coming out next year, that is a bold statement. But a deservedly bold statement. Disney released a synopsis for the movie along with an image and poster.

"Everyone's favorite family of superheroes is back in Incredibles 2 but this time Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is in the spotlight, leaving Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) at home with Violet (voice of Sarah Vowell) and Dash (voice of Huck Milner) to navigate the day-to-day heroics of "normal" life.
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Sequel Bits: ‘Bumblebee,’ ‘Fantastic Beasts,’ ‘Mission: Impossible 6,’ ‘How to Train Your Dragon 3,’ ‘Tremors’ TV Show

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Sequel Bits: ‘Bumblebee,’ ‘Fantastic Beasts,’ ‘Mission: Impossible 6,’ ‘How to Train Your Dragon 3,’ ‘Tremors’ TV Show
In this edition of Sequel Bits: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald news from Carmen Ejogo A look at amazing Blade Runner 2049 miniatures A new title for Bumblebee Another crazy Mission: Impossible stunt F. Murray Abraham joins How To Train Your Dragon 3 That Tremors TV show finished shooting its pilot Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald actress Carmen Ejogo, who plays Seraphina, […]

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Quentin Tarantino Wants Tom Cruise For Key Role in Manson Family Murder Film

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Quentin Tarantino Wants Tom Cruise For Key Role in Manson Family Murder Film
Quentin Tarantino’s new film is stirring up a ton of buzz as the director figures out which studio he’ll choose to produce and distribute it, and adding even more anticipation for the director’s ninth feature is a report from Deadline that says the filmmaker has spoken with Tom Cruise to play a key role in the movie. Deadline says the film has two male leads, with Tarantino eyeing Cruise for one of them.

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The project is currently untitled and will be set in 1969. The script reportedly hews closely to the multi-narrative story structure Tarantino used for “Pulp Fiction,” with one of the stories expected to focus on Sharon Tate. The director has reportedly met with Margot Robbie for the role. Rumors have been swirling for months that the
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‘Mission: Impossible 6’: Henry Cavill Shows Us His “Fashionable Nipple Attachments”

So far, the making of ‘Mission: Impossible 6‘ has been well documented. Since production on the sequel to ‘Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation‘ Writer/Director Christopher McQuarrie has been diligent about providing behind the scenes looks at filming of the movie. Now, co-star Henry Cavill has shared his own image from the set that showcases the actor in a precarious position during the middle of a stunt, along with the self-described “fashionable nipple attachments”.

Check ou the image below for yourself:

Aside from my fashionable nipple attachments this didn’t feel so bad. Turns out that behind me is a 1980ft almost sheer drop. I say “turns out” but my adrenaline was extremely aware of it at the time! Seriously though, I am so appreciative of all the incredible places that this movie has taken me and all of the wild and wonderful things that it has asked me to do.
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Dark Universe: the undignified death of a cinematic universe

Ryan Lambie Nov 14, 2017

It's fair to say that The Mummy didn't ignite the multi-movie franchise expected of it. We look at the death of the Dark Universe...

Nb: The following contains spoilers for 2017's The Mummy.

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For some, The Mummy's marketing campaign began not with a bang, but a squeaky Tom Cruise scream. In December 2016, an unfinished trailer for the then-forthcoming film appeared online, and soon went viral: lacking music and proper sound effects, the promo's otherwise dramatic visuals suddenly seemed comically threadbare. A violent plane crash unfolded with only a few chunks of dialogue and an amusing yelp from co-star Annabelle Wallis; Tom Cruise stumbled about in zero-gravity with only a few apologetic 'oofs' and 'eeks' for company.

Steps were taken to have the leaked trailer removed, but as is the way of the web,
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Documentary Filmmaker Frederick Wiseman on Life in Donald Trump’s America

Documentary Filmmaker Frederick Wiseman on Life in Donald Trump’s America
Frederick Wiseman, 87, whom Camerimage Film Festival is honoring with a retrospective of five films and its award for Outstanding Achievements in Documentary Filmmaking, has remained resolute in his approach to subjects, from Chicago public housing to juvenile court, beef feed lots and Paris’ Crazy Horse nightclub, since 1967. That’s when his first film, “Titicut Follies,” exposed such abusive practices at the Bridgewater, Massachusetts hospital for the criminally insane that it was banned for decades (though attorneys argued it was a violation of patients’ privacy).

His new project, “Ex Libris,” is an incisive, three-hour-plus look at the New York Public Library system that presents a host of the real-life heroes, struggles and small victories that have drawn audiences to Wiseman’s work ever since he left behind his career as an instructor and/or researcher at Boston University, Brandeis and Harvard, and picked up a camera.

“Ex Libris” leaves you with kind of a glow – something about seeing
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‘Star Wars,’ ‘Carrie’ Editor Paul Hirsch on Working with George Lucas, Brian De Palma

‘Star Wars,’ ‘Carrie’ Editor Paul Hirsch on Working with George Lucas, Brian De Palma
With more than 40 films to his credit, spanning genres from comedy to suspense and sci-fi, Oscar-winning editor Paul Hirsch has much to offer in counsel to younger filmmakers as he visits Camerimage Film Festival for his award for “unique visual sensitivity.”

Having jumped into editing with no formal training on 1970’s “Hi, Mom!” for Brian De Palma, soon leading to work with George Lucas on the first “Star Wars” film – for which he won an Oscar along with Marcia Lucas, and Richard Chew – Hirsch says he’s always focused on rhythm and the structure of music as guiding forces in his work.

“Music and film are the only art forms where time is involved,” he says. “There are rhythms involved in architecture and poetry, of course. And I suppose dance is sort of grafted onto music.”

The graduate of the High School of Music & Art and a native New Yorker has employed his sense of staccato and counterpoint
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‘Mission: Impossible’ Producer Paula Wagner to Be Honored at Camerimage

Poland’s Camerimage cinematography fest, which kicked off Saturday, will honor Paula Wagner with its prize for “producer with unique visual sensitivity,” in recognition for her work on such films as “Mission: Impossible” and other partnerships with co-producer Tom Cruise.

With four decades of work, starting with projects such as Alejandro Amenábar’s chiller “The Others” and Billy Ray’s journalist drama “Shattered Glass,” the former actress built her career via agency work, repping talents such as Sean Penn, Val Kilmer, Demi Moore and Liam Neeson while at the Creative Artists Agency.

In 1993, she launched Cruise/Wagner Productions, which took on the film adaptation of the hit ‘70s TV suspense series “Mission: Impossible,” launching the franchise that continues to roll along. Cruise and Wagner also worked on Cameron Crowe’s mystery romance “Vanilla Sky,” based on Amenábar’s “Abre los ojos.”

Wagner then produced Edward Zwick’s Cruise-starrer “The Last Samurai,” exec produced
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Miramax Hires Paramount Executive Amy Mastriona (Exclusive)

Miramax Hires Paramount Executive Amy Mastriona (Exclusive)
Veteran Hollywood marketing executive Amy Mastriona has joined Miramax as executive vice president of film production, Variety has learned exclusively.

Mastriona comes to Miramax with a lengthy background in creative advertising and marketing from her tenure at Paramount Pictures, where she was an exec VP. Mastriona will be joining Miramax following its new focus toward growing its footprint with creative storytellers across a substantial production platform.

“Amy’s distinct skill set in creative advertising makes her a perfect selection to lead our decision making and development process,” CEO Bill Block said. “She understands the ever-changing audience base and will be instrumental in bringing Miramax’s production to a wide variety of global audiences. I couldn’t be happier to have Amy join the Miramax team and contribute in our mission to create high quality content.”

Mastriona joined Paramount in 2009 and has overseen the creative campaigns for more than 40 films, including the “Paranormal Activity,” “Transformers,” “Mission: Impossible,” and “Star Trek” franchises, along with “Selma,” “Arrival,” and “Daddy’s Home.”
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Orson Welles’ Final Film ‘Other Side of the Wind’ Nears Completion, Hires Post-Production Team (Exclusive)

Orson Welles’ Final Film ‘Other Side of the Wind’ Nears Completion, Hires Post-Production Team (Exclusive)
Orson Welles’ unfinished final film, “The Other Side of the Wind,” is nearing completion following the hiring of Academy Award winners Bob Murawski as editor and Scott Millan as sound mixer.

The producers have also tapped negative cutter Mo Henry, who has worked on more than 300 films, along with Ruth Hasty as post-production supervisor.

Netflix acquired global rights in March to ‘The Other Side of the Wind” and is financing the completion of the movie with plans for a 2018 release. The film was shot by Welles beginning in 1970 from a screenplay he co-wrote with Oja Kodar. It stars John Huston, Peter Bogdanovich, Kodar, Robert Random, Lilli Palmer, Edmond O’Brien, Cameron Mitchell, Mercedes McCambridge, Susan Strasberg, Norman Foster, Paul Stewart, and Dennis Hopper.

Producer Frank Marshall, who served as a production manager on the original production and has led efforts to complete this film for more than 40 years, is overseeing completion of the film with consultation from Bogdanovich
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Megan Colligan Out as Global Marketing Chief at Paramount (Exclusive)

Megan Colligan Out as Global Marketing Chief at Paramount (Exclusive)
Updated: Megan Colligan is out as head of worldwide marketing and distribution at Paramount Pictures, Variety has learned. The move comes as newly installed studio chief Jim Gianopulos continues to shake up the top executive ranks at the troubled company in the wake of a series of film flops such as “Ghost in the Shell” and “Baywatch.” Paramount’s latest bomb, “Suburbicon,” a dark satire from George Clooney, debuted to a dreadful $2.8 million. It has eked out $5.1 million in two weeks of release. In September, Gianopulos ousted Marc Evans, the motion picture group president, and replaced him with Wyck Godfrey, the producer of “The Fault in Our Stars” and “Twilight.”

In a memo to staff, Colligan thanked her colleagues for their “hard work, inspired talents and true professionalism.” She went on to write, “You are a team in every sense of the word. You never give up and never give in, no matter
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Poster and trailer for British horror-comedy Cannibals and Carpet Fitters

The independent British horror-comedy Cannibals and Carpet Fitters is currently earning some rave reviews on the festival circuit, screening at the likes of Shriekfest in La, A Night of Horror in Australia and Molins in Spain.

Based on the award-winning short of the same name, Cannibals and Carpet Fitters is directed by James Bushe, and features a cast that includes Zara Phythian (Doctor Strange), Mingus Johnston (Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation), Alex Zane (Ibiza Undead), Jessica-Jane Stafford (Devil’s Tower), Darren Sean Enright (Cockneys vs Zombies).

Take a look at the poster, synopsis and trailer here…

A group of carpet fitters are sent on a job to an old Country house in the middle of nowhere. However they soon discover it’s a trap set up by the savage, cannibalistic family, The Hannings. The carpet fitters are forced to fight for their lives or risk ending up being the evenings dinner.
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Rebecca Ferguson joins Hugh Bonneville in Roald Dahl biopic

Back in May it was announced that Downton Abbey star Hugh Bonneville will be taking on the role of Roald Dahl in an as-yet-untitled biopic of the legendary author, and now Deadline is reporting that Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation) is set to portray his wife, the Oscar-winning actress Patricia Neal.

The film is being directed by John Hay (Lost Christmas), and is described as “a bittersweet, comedic and heart-warming story of Neal and Dahl’s marriage.” It takes place in the early 1960s in New York, Los Angeles and England, and explores Dahl’s struggles to pen some of his most famous books while Neal returns to acting. Principal photography is set to get underway in January 2018.

Ferguson will next be seen alongside Hugh Jackman in The Greatest Showman, and is reprising her role as Ilsa Faust in Mission: Impossible 6, which is set to arrive this coming summer.
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Rebecca Ferguson in Talks to Join Hugh Bonneville in Roald Dahl Biopic

Rebecca Ferguson in Talks to Join Hugh Bonneville in Roald Dahl Biopic
Rebecca Ferguson is in talks to star opposite Hugh Bonneville in John Hay's untitled biopic about Roald Dahl and Patricia Neal.

The actress of the Mission: Impossible franchise and the upcoming all-star musical The Greatest Showman is eyed to play the Oscar-winning actress Neal (Hud, The Subject Was Roses) in the bittersweet and comedic story of her marriage to best-selling children's author Dahl (played by Bonneville).

Set in New York, England and Los Angeles at the start of the 1960s, the film will chronicle Dahl's struggles to write some of his most famous works (like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,...
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Justice League: is the Dceu getting a soft reboot?

Rob Leane Nov 2, 2017

Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot and Ben Affleck all seem to be talking about how different Justice League will be. Is it a soft reboot for the Dceu?

Zack Snyder’s Man Of Steel set the template for the DC Extended Universe, introducing a grungy tone and a greyed out colour palette, establishing a shared universe with destruction and death at its core. Henry Cavill’s debuting Superman wasn’t one for cracking smiles or spinning around in phone boxes, and he was viewed with suspicion by the militaries and citizens of the world.

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice took this idea and ran with it, with Snyder introducing Ben Affleck’s Batman as the personification of anti-Superman sentiments. Batfleck saw the destruction of Man Of Steel first hand, and decided that killing the Kryptonian was the best course of action. It was another grim film,
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Danny Elfman’s Score For Justice League Set To Drop On November 10

WaterTower Music is proud to announce the November 10 release of the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to Warner Bros. Pictures’ epic action adventure Justice League. The album features one of the industry’s most versatile and accomplished film composers, Danny Elfman, who is returning to score a DC Super Hero film for the first time since 1992’s Batman Returns.

While bringing his celebrated and unique approach to the Justice League score, Elfman also gives DC fans some special familiar moments. Utilizing memorable character themes to tell the musical story, he incorporates and re-interprets iconic music from past films, including John WilliamsSuperman theme, Hans Zimmer’s Wonder Woman theme, and his own Batman theme. “I’m using the same thematic material that I used back then,” Elfman told Billboard Magazine. “It never actually went away. We’ve got these iconic bits from our past and that’s part of us, that’s part of our heritage.
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What’s Coming to Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime in November 2017

What’s Coming to Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime in November 2017
November may mean the end of Halloween, but that doesn’t mean that the creepy fun has to end as Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon continue to add some freaky films to November’s list of streaming content.

Netflix will start the month off with films like “Oculus” and “Silent Hill” for fans of big scares and “Casper” and “Scary Movie” for those who looking for a milder way to keep the Halloween spirit alive, and will also add in “9” and “Piranha” later in the month. For those who would rather leave the October spookiness behind, science fiction comedies like “Chappie” and “Men in Black” or family-friendly films like “Charlotte’s Web” and “The Boss Baby” should make for fun movie nights.

Hulu will also keep the frights coming with offerings like “Bram Stoker’s Dracula” and “Beowulf,” but will also get a headstart on the winter holiday season with “Christmas with the Cranks,” Happy Christmas,” and collection
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Tom Cruise to Receive Pioneer of the Year Honor at Cinemacon

Tom Cruise to Receive Pioneer of the Year Honor at Cinemacon
The Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation has named Tom Cruise as recipient of the 2018 pioneer of the year award.

The award will be given to Cruise on April 25 at Cinemacon, the National Association of Theater Owners’ annual convention in Las Vegas. Cruise is the first actor to receive the honor.

The pioneer of the year award is given to a member of the motion picture community to honor professional leadership, service, and commitment to philanthropy. Cruise is currently filming the sixth installment in the “Mission: Impossible” franchise for release on July 27, 2018, for Paramount Pictures, followed by “Top Gun: Maverick” on July 12, 2019.

“We are delighted that Tom will be receiving this well-deserved honor,” said Kyle Davies, president of the foundation and president of domestic distribution at Paramount Pictures. “His contributions to the film industry as both an actor and producer, including his tremendous support of the exhibition community, has made him a true pioneer in his field
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