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The Furniture: Orlando's Otherworldly Pageantry

20 June 2016 8:30 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

"The Furniture" is our weekly series on Production Design. Here's Daniel Walber...

Sally Potter’s Orlando is a work of otherworldly character. It does not take place in a fantasy land or on a distant planet, but all the same it does not really seem to take place in our own reality. This might seem an obvious thing to say about a movie whose protagonist is an Elizabethan nobleman (Tilda Swinton) who lives for centuries and abruptly becomes a woman midway through the story, but there’s more to it than that. Its mood is one of near-anachronistic magic, built with a narrative logic that resists the strict signposts of linear storytelling, and lit by a shimmering queer sensibility.

Each of the film’s changing atmospheres has something quite specific to say. The central Istanbul section, filmed in the ancient walled city of Khiva, Uzbekistan, uses architecture to isolate »

- Daniel Walber

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Harker’s Seven Sci-Fi Thrillers

16 May 2016 1:58 PM, PDT | FamousMonsters of Filmland | See recent Famous Monsters of Filmland news »

The 30th anniversary of Aliens got me thinking about Sci-Fi thrillers. Not every one is a home run, but there are so many that are! So while revisitng Aliens, maybe check out some of these other classics, too!

Gattaca

This is one of the most beautiful and most frightening looks at a future that is right around the corner: parents given the ability to genetically manipulate a fetus so that it contains the best traits of its lineage, everyone else be damned. Uma Thurman, Ethan Hawke, and Jude Law play the pretty people and those who just miss the mark.

Buy Gattaca here!

Under The Skin

Scarlett Johansson as an unnamed sexy alien who picks up and seduces men in a creepy black, liquid void. More something to just take in versus a straight-ahead narrative, Under The Skin will get under yours, even if you don’t understand it all! »

- Harker Jones

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We Could Be Equals Just For One Day

19 April 2016 5:06 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Team Experience is at the Tribeca Film Festival. Here's Jason on Equals.

I'd be curious to know if Lil Nicky Hoult got into his parents Blockbuster stash around the tender age of eight and saw some things he wasn't supposed to see... like perhaps the 1996 film Trainspotting and the 1997 film Gattaca? Because he's totally spent the past year trying to remake the two of them. Kill Your Friends, the Trainspotting wannabe, has already come and gone without much love lost or gained, and now we have Equals, a shiny "doomed by science fiction" romance for the Swipe Right Age.

Equals - the tale of a gleaming future where emotion's verboten - makes a much more successful case for itself. Yes it echoes Andrew Niccol in every perfume-ad pretty shot, all futuristic silvers and golds shimmering beneath the camera's upturned palm. You've never seen skin as devastatingly luminescent as Hoult's here »

- JA

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Reader's Choice: Cruel Intentions (1999)

23 March 2016 6:40 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Wednesday nights are now devoted to you. We'll alternate between a Q&A and a Reader's Choice Movie. So you are essentially picking the topics each week. We started with Gattaca but y'all kept asking for Cruel Intentions so here we are again.

Believe it or not, I've never seen Cruel Intentions (1999) so I gladly accept the multiple requests to discuss. This is written and directed by someone named Roger Kumble and the name did not ring a bell. It turns out he's still working, mostly on television and he's working on a TV sequel to this very movie. I missed this news somehow but Sarah Michelle Gellar is reprising her role so this post is more timely than I meant it to be.

The credits also inform us that it's only "suggested by" Dangerous Liaisons.  That's a fancy word for adapted if you want to compete in Original Screenplay at the Oscars. »

- NATHANIEL R

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Lizzy Caplan and Amanda Seyfried: Mean Girls No More

17 March 2016 10:24 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Murtada here. Mean Girls alums Amanda Seyfried and Lizzy Caplan have announced upcoming projects. Amanda will star with Clive Owen in Andrew Niccol’s sci-fi thriller Anon. Niccol, the director of Gattaca (1997), and Seyfried have previously made the very forgettable In Time (2011) together. Caplan is joining Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard in an untitled period spy thriller directed by Robert Zemeicks. Set in 1942, the film follows a spy (Pitt) who falls in love and marries a French agent (Cotillard) during a dangerous WW2 mission in North Africa. Caplan will play Pitt’s sister.

More Lizzy and Amanda after the jump......

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- Murtada Elfadl

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Reader's Choice: a look back at Gattaca (1997)

10 March 2016 7:30 PM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Welcome to the new bi-weekly series "Reader's Choice." For the first episode I gave you a choice of several films currently streaming and you picked Gattaca (on Amazon Prime). I hope you enjoy and comment since we haven't talked about this movie ever, that I can recall. - Nathaniel

Memories of Gattaca are fuzzy at best. I saw it only once in theaters 19 years ago. I remember: Jude Law in a wheelchair; sterile, sleek, and awesome production design; Uma Thurman being an icy receptionist?; Ethan Hawke being less of a perfect specimen than Jude Law in the context of the movie (this remains true out of context); a hard to buy premise about violence being bred out of the human race?; something about brothers swimming? That's it. 

Join me in this revisit...

A fascinating juxtaposition: When the costume design credit arrives we're looking at a naked body

Gattaca begins with »

- NATHANIEL R

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Andrew Niccol's Next Dystopian Thriller Anon Casts Up!

9 March 2016 2:26 PM, PST | QuietEarth.us | See recent QuietEarth news »

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Director Andrew Niccol (Gattaca, In Time) has cast Amanda Seyfried to star in his next science fiction thriller, Anon, opposite Clive Owen. Niccol worked with Seyfried previously for the time-is-currency thriller, In Time.

The story of the film centers on a world where there is no privacy and crime is virtually non existent. So, like Minority Report meets Prism? Okay, we're in.

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Amanda Seyfried to star alongside Clive Owen in Andrew Niccol's Anon

9 March 2016 8:28 AM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Writer/director Andrew Niccol (Good Kill, Gattaca) is gearing up for another possible look into the future. This time the story will focus on a detective in a world with no privacy, ignorance or anonymity. Everyone's lives are transparent, traceable and recorded by the authorities. It’s the end of crime, it seems. However, when the detective (Clive Owen) stumbles on a young woman with no... Read More »

- Sean Wist

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Caplan, Seyfried Join Zemeckis, Niccol's Next

8 March 2016 9:58 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Two noted comedic actresses have just landed some high profile gigs.

First up, "Masters Of Sex" star Lizzy Caplan will join Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard in Robert Zemeckis's untitled next film at Paramount Pictures, Gk Films and New Regency.

Caplan will play Pitt's character's sister in the secret project which boasts a script by Steven Knight. Zemeckis, Graham King and Steve Starkey are producing.

Meanwhile, "Les Miserables" and "Mamma Mia" actress Amanda Seyfried is set to star opposite Clive Owen in "Gattaca" director Andrew Niccol's psychological sci-fi thriller "Anon" which is set to shoot this summer.

Set in a world with no privacy, ignorance or anonymity, Owen plays a detective who stumbles on a young woman (Seyfried) with no digital footprint and invisible to the police. He discovers it may not be the end of crime, but the beginning.

Oliver Simon and Daniel Baur will produce. Seyfried »

- Garth Franklin

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Amanda Seyfried joins Andrew Niccol sci-fi 'Anon'

8 March 2016 2:09 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

K5 Media Group producing and financing next project from the director of Gattaca.

Mamma Mia! star Amanda Seyfried is to star in Andrew Niccol’s latest sci-fi thriller, Anon, opposite Clive Owen. The production, written and directed by Niccol (Gattaca), is set to shoot this summer.

Seyfried and Niccol previously worked together on the director’s 2011 dystopian thriller In Time in which she starred opposite Justin Timberlake

Seyfried most recently starred in comedy Ted 2 and Noah Baumbach’s While We’re Young. The Us actress is now working on Mark Pellington’s The Last Word opposite Shirley MacLaine.

In Anon, Owen (Children of MenCloser) plays a detective in the psychological thriller set in a world with no privacy or anonymity.  But when the detective stumbles on a woman (Seyfried) with no digital footprint and invisible to the police, he discovers it may not be the end of crime but the beginning. 

Owen is next »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Beautiful Girls 20 Years Later: Where Is the Cast Now?

9 February 2016 9:45 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Twenty years ago this week - Feb. 9, 1996 - the romcom-dramedy Beautiful Girls first opened in theaters. The film centers around Willie (Timothy Hutton), who returns home for his high school reunion in a small Massachusetts town. It's funny, it's heartwarming, and it features one of the better ensemble casts of the 1990s. In honor of the film's 20th anniversary, we're pulling out the yearbook and looking up the film's cast to what they've been up to over the past 20 years. Timothy HuttonHutton won Best Supporting Actor in 1981 for Ordinary People when he was only 20. To this day he's the youngest-ever »

- Drew Mackie, @drewgmackie

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Here’s the next sci-fi world reflecting our own reality from the director of ‘Gattaca’

28 January 2016 11:53 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

With movies like “Gattaca,” “In Time,” and “S1m0ne,” writer-director Andrew Niccol has made a career out of crafting sci-fi worlds that comment on emerging real-world issues like genetic engineering and the gap between the haves and the have-nots. Clive Owen will star in the next film from Niccol, Deadline reported today. Here’s the logline for this new movie, called “Anon”: [Owen] plays a detective in a world with no privacy, ignorance and anonymity. It is the end of crime. However, when Owen’s character stumbles on a young woman who doesn’t exist, he discovers it may not be the end of crime but the beginning. A world with no privacy — looks like Niccol is now using sci-fi to comment on issues we encounter in our own reality of dwindling privacy in a post-Snowden, social media-dominated world. 1997’s “Gattaca” established Niccol as a creator of quality, sleek-looking, and thought-provoking sci-fi. »

- Emily Rome

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Clive Owen To Star In Andrew Niccol's 'Anon'

28 January 2016 10:08 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

If you've been around these parts, you know we're big fans of Clive Owen. Lately, that's due to his terrific work across two seasons on Steven Soderbergh's "The Knick," but he's always a highlight of whatever project he's in, even if he sometimes gets slotted into movies that don't quite measure up to his skills (for example, "The Confirmation"). However, a just announced gig for the actor could be interesting. Read More: Interview: Clive Owen Talks Making 'The Knick,' Playing An Addict, And Working With Steven Soderbergh  Deadline reports that Owen will star in "Gattaca" and "Good Kill" director Andrew Niccol's "Anon." The sci-fi-ish thriller seems to echo "Minority Report," taking place in a world where crime has been eliminated and following a detective who comes across a woman who "doesn't exist." Okay, I'm intrigued. Owen is currently working on Luc Besson's big blockbuster "Valerian, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Clive Owen to star in Andrew Niccol’s sci-fi thriller 'Anon'

28 January 2016 9:33 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

K5 Media Group and K5 Film are producing the Gattaca director’s new sci-fi thriller.

Clive Owen (Children Of Men) will star as a detective in Andrew Niccol’s next film Anon, a psychological thriller set in a near future where crime has been eradicated.

Oliver Simon and Daniel Baur’s K5 Media Group and K5 Film are financing and producing the project, which is currently in the process of casting its female lead.

Owen will next star in Luc Besson’s big budget sci-fi Valerian, which is currently shooting in Paris.

Also on Munich-based K5’s slate is Paterson, the Jim Jarmusch drama starring Adam Driver, which the company is producing and selling.

K5 is also handling sales on Martin Zandvliet’s war drama Land Of Mine, and the Ethan Hawke-starring Chet Baker film Born To Be Blue. »

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Clive Owen to star in Andrew Niccol’s 'Anon'

28 January 2016 9:33 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

K5 Media Group and K5 Film are producing the Gattaca director’s new sci-fi thriller.

Clive Owen (Children Of Men) will star as a detective in Andrew Niccol’s next film Anon, a psychological thriller set in a near future where crime has been eradicated.

Oliver Simon and Daniel Baur’s K5 Media Group and K5 Film are selling and producing the project, which is currently in the process of casting its female lead.

Owen will next star in Luc Besson’s big budget sci-fi Valerian, which is currently shooting in Paris.

Also on Munich-based K5’s slate is Paterson, the Jim Jarmusch drama starring Adam Driver, which the company is producing and selling.

K5 is also handling sales on Martin Zandvliet’s war drama Land Of Mine, and the Ethan Hawke-starring Chet Baker film Born To Be Blue. »

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Clive Owen Joins "Gattaca" Helmer's "Anon"

28 January 2016 6:30 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Clive Owen has signed on for "Gattaca" and "Simone" director Andrew Niccol's sci-fi psychological thriller "Anon".

Owen plays a detective in the film which is set in a world with no privacy, ignorance and anonymity - meaning there's no crime. When he stumbles on a young woman who doesn't exist, he discovers it may not be the end of crime but the beginning.

Further casting is expected to be announced in coming weeks. Niccol, Oliver Simon and Daniel Baur will produce. Owen is currently filming the sci-fi fantasy tale "Valerian".

Source: Variety »

- Garth Franklin

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The 25 most underrated film scores of the 1990s

20 January 2016 5:22 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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The sensational, overlooked film scores from the years 1990 to 1999 that really are well worth digging out...

The movies went through tumultuous and exciting changes in the nineties. Quentin Tarantino exploded onto the scene with Reservoir Dogs, Generation X gave rise to slacker marvels like Clerks, and blockbusters like The Matrix put the awe back into special effects.

However, the 90s was also a sensational decade for film music, gifting us classics including the likes of Jurassic Park, Titanic, Total Recall, Braveheart and countless others. But the sheer quality of these soundtrack treasures shouldn’t overshadow those undervalued hidden gems that demonstrate the extraordinary range and versatility of our finest film composers, ones that may have passed you by. So here’s our selection of those incredible works: ranging from the earworming to the unsettling, the melodic to the chaotic, these are the scores that simply demand your attention. »

- simonbrew

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January VOD Releases Include Cherry Tree, The Abandoned, 400 Days

1 January 2016 8:53 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

In terms of VOD offerings, 2016 is off to a quiet but stellar start as the genre titles arriving in January include a handful of noteworthy indie horror films that should help ease the post-holiday doldrums.

Two movies I enjoyed during the 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival—The Abandoned and Intruders—are both making their VOD debuts this month and Synchronicity, the neo-noir sci-fi thriller from Magnet Releasing, also arrives on January 22nd. The animated horror comedy Hell and Back is also coming to VOD this month and the new distro shingle SyFy Films is releasing 400 Days this January as well.

Condemned (Rlj Entertainment) – January 5th

In Condemned, fed up with her parents’ bickering, poor-little-rich-girl Maya (Dylan Penn) moves in with her boyfriend who is squatting in an old, condemned building on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. With neighbors that are meth heads, junkies and degenerates, this depraved hell hole is even »

- Heather Wixson

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