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Kanye West’s ‘Fade’ Video Director Details Influences: John Carpenter, Grace Jones & Pornhub

2 September 2016 10:07 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The director of Kanye West’s latest music video for “Fade,” Eli Russel Linnetz, is just 24 years old, but he’s no stranger to the work of artists who made their mark on society long before he was born. Linnetz recently told The New York Times about his inspirations for the video, which features actress and singer Teyana Taylor in a steamy shower scene with her real life husband and Cleveland Cavalier Iman Shumpert.

“‘Flashdance’ is just so iconic that it’s hard to move away from that, but the Ohio Players’ album covers were our starting point,” Linnetz told the Times. “Some people picked up on the Grace Jones boxing images by Jean-Paul Goude. I pulled a lot of references from ’70s and ’80s porn, just on Pornhub. That was less about the imagery and more about the texture of the skin, the oiliness. There’s John Carpenter films, »

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Frank Ocean’s 100 Favorite Films: ‘Blue Velvet,’ ‘Solaris,’ ‘Annie Hall’ and 97 More

23 August 2016 4:48 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Frank Ocean: musician, visual-album releaser, list-making cinephile. Following on the heels of his latest album finally being made available to the eager public, Ocean has revealed his 100 favorite films. Originally posted on Genius, which has a breakdown of how movies like “The Little Mermaid” and “Eyes Wide Shut” made their way into his lyrics (“I’m feeling like Stanley Kubrick, this is some visionary shit/Been tryna film pleasure with my eyes wide shut but it keeps on moving”), the list contains a mix of familiar favorites (“Annie Hall,” “The Royal Tenenbaums”) and comparatively obscure arthouse fare (“Woyzeck,” “Sonatine”). Avail yourself of all 100 below.

“Atl”

Un Chien Andalou

Blue Velvet

Barry Lyndon

Battleship Potemkin

“Eraserhead”

Chungking Express

Raging Bull

“The Conformist”

Bicycle Thieves

“Taxi Driver”

A Clockwork Orange

Mean Streets

Gods of the Plague

“Persona”

Mulholland Drive

Happy Together

Fallen Angels

Apocalypse Now

“The Last Laugh”

“Pi”

Full Metal Jacket »

- Michael Nordine

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Frank Ocean Shares His Favorite Films, Including Tarkovsky, PTA, Kurosawa, Lynch, Kubrick & More

23 August 2016 9:17 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

After a few delays, Frank Ocean‘s Channel Orange follow-up, Blond, has now arrived and, with it, not only an additional visual album, but Boys Don’t Cry, a magazine that only a select few were able to get their hands on. (Although, if you believe the artist’s mom, we can expect a wider release soon.) In between a personal statement about his new work and a Kanye West poem about McDonalds, Ocean also listed his favorite films of all-time and we have the full list today.

Clocking at 207.23 hours, as Ocean notes, his list includes classics from Andrei TarkovskyDavid Lynch, Ingmar Bergman, Stanley Kubrick, Martin Scorsese, Orson Welles, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Jean Cocteau, Alfred Hitchcock, Francis Ford Coppola, Fritz Lang, Werner Herzog, Akira Kurosawa, Ridley ScottBernardo BertolucciSergei Eisenstein, F. W. Murnau, Luis Buñuel, and more.

As for some more recent titles, it looks like The Royal Tenenbaums »

- Jordan Raup

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‘Cheap Thrills’ Director E.L. Katz Begins Filming ‘Small Crimes’!

27 July 2016 11:05 AM, PDT | bloody-disgusting.com | See recent Bloody-Disgusting.com news »

E.L. Katz, who broke out in a big way with his excellent thriller Cheap Thrills, is now in production on Small Crimes, written by Katz and Macon Blair (Green Room, Blue Ruin), and being produced by, get this, David Lancaster (Drive, Nightcrawler, Whiplash). Two-time Oscar nominee Jacki Weaver (StokerSilver Linings Playbook, Animal Kingdom), Oscar nominee Robert Forster (Jackie Brown) along […] »

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Jacki Weaver, Robert Forster, Others Join E.L. Katz’s ‘Small Crimes’

26 July 2016 1:25 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Two-time Oscar nominee Jacki Weaver (Silver Linings Playbook, Animal Kingdom), Oscar nominee Robert Forster (Jackie Brown) along with Emmy nominees Gary Cole (Veep) and Molly Parker (House of Cards) have joined Game of Thrones’ actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau in director E.L. Katz's crime thriller, Small Crimes. The Rumble Films productions is being financed by U.K.’s Rooks Nest (The Witch, Obvious Child) and French-based Backup and Paradise City. The film, which… »

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Quentin Tarantino Says to Expect Just Two More Films

12 July 2016 7:30 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Jerusalem — “Shabbat Shalom,” shouted Quentin Tarantino as he burst into the stage of the jam-packed Jerusalem Cinematheque to present “Pulp Fiction” and chat about his career, his relationship with actors and what keeps him going. The director, who was the subject of an homage during the festival’s opening ceremony July 7, delivered a humor-filled talk that underscored his passion and toughness. Here’s what he said about critics, dialogue and casting, among other topics.

About his claim that he only wants to make 10 movies:

“I’m planning on stopping at 10. So it’ll be two more. Even if at 75, if I have this other story to tell, it would still kind of work because that would make those 10. They would be there and that would be that. But the one he did when he was an old f—ing man, that geriatric one exists completely on its own in the »

- Elsa Keslassy

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Which Quentin Tarantino Character Is the Director's Favorite?

11 July 2016 8:42 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

In his long and storied career that has already spanned three decades, Quentin Tarantino has directed 7 original movies and one novel adaptation. He's created a number of iconic, quotable characters. And any true fan would be hard pressed to pick a favorite. Usually artists never cite their own personal preferences, stating loudly that each one is like a child. Impossible to choose which one gets top billing. But not Quentin. While answering questions about his past movies, he didn't hesitate to declare a favorite character. Though, his answer might not surprise you too much. He says this.

"[Hans] Landa is the best character I've ever written and maybe the best I ever will write.&#160I didn't realize [when I was first writing him] that he was a linguistic genius. He's probably one of the only Nazis in history who could speak perfect Yiddish."

Colonel Hans Landa is the main bad guy in 2009's Inglourious Basterds. He is »

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London Has Fallen — Blu-ray DVD review

14 June 2016 3:36 PM, PDT | The Scorecard Review | See recent Scorecard Review news »

Blu-ray Review

London Has Fallen

Directed by: Babak Najafi

Cast: Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman

Running Time: 1 hr 39 mins

Rating: R

Due Out: June 14, 2016

Plot: (courtesy Universal Pictures Home Entertainment) Devastation of a world capital and a revenge plan against an American president fuel the high-octane London Has Fallen, coming to Digital HD on May 31, 2016, and Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand on June 14, 2016 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The sequel to the worldwide smash hit Olympus Has Fallen raises the stakes with non-stop action and suspenseful plot twists. The Blu-ray™ and Digital HD versions also include exclusive bonus features about the can’t-miss thriller.

In London Has Fallen, the stellar cast of Gerard Butler (300), Aaron Eckhart (The Dark Knight), Angela Bassett (American Horror Story), Robert Forster (Jackie Brown), Melissa Leo (The Fighter), Radha Mitchell (Pitch Black), Sean O’Bryan (Vantage Point), and Morgan Freeman (Lucy) reprises their original roles from Olympus Has Fallen, joined by Alon Moni Aboutboul (The Dark Knight Rises), Jackie Earle Haley (Watchmen), Charlotte Riley (Edge of Tomorrow), and Waleed F. Zuaiter (Homeland). Babak Najafi directs London Has Fallen.

When the British Prime Minster dies unexpectedly, Secret Service Agent Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) knows it is his duty to prep with Secret Service Director Lynne Jacobs (Angela Bassett) for them to accompany U.S. President Benjamin Asher (Aaron Eckhart) to the state funeral at St Paul’s Cathedral in London. With every powerful world leader set to attend, the funeral should be the most protected event on Earth. Yet within moments of arriving, heads of government are assassinated and London landmarks are attacked. Asher, Banning, and Jacobs are ambushed and retreat amidst a hail of gunfire and explosives. The devastated British capital goes into lockdown. Banning will stop at nothing to secure Asher’s safe return home. Back at the White House, Vice President Allan Trumbull (Morgan Freeman) races against time brainstorming with top advisors in the Situation Room to get those trapped in London a lifeline of support and a way out. Outnumbered and outgunned, Banning reaches out for help to an English MI6 agent (Charlotte Riley) who rightly trusts no one. Failure is not an option as they attempt to stop the criminals from carrying out the final phase of their revenge plan.

Movie: For a complete review of London Has Fallen listen to Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider (the only movie podcast on the internet).

Movie Score: 4/10

Extras

The Making of London Has Fallen – An inside look at the massive undertaking of shooting such a large-scale film in London. Featuring interviews with cast and crew, this piece shows the unique challenges encountered on-set, director Babak Najafi’s process, and the cast’s inspiration for their characterizations. Guns, Knives & Explosives – Delve deeper into Gerard Butler’s iconic character of Mike Banning, and the extensive training and preparation the actor needed to play a Secret Service agent.

The film will be available on Blu-ray™ with Digital HD and UltraViolet™ and DVD.

Blu-ray™ unleashes the power of your HDTV and is the best way to watch movies at home, featuring 6X the picture resolution of DVD, exclusive extras and theater-quality surround sound. DVD offers the flexibility and convenience of playing movies in more places, both at home and away. Digital HD with UltraViolet™ lets fans watch movies anywhere on their favorite devices. Users can instantly stream or download. Read Scorecard Reviews from our film reviews database Watch movie trailers and read our Tsr reviews Listen to Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider

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London Has Fallen Blu-Ray Preview Blows Up Chelsea Bridge | Exclusive

14 June 2016 11:44 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After a solid theatrical run where it took in $195 million worldwide, from a $60 million budget, London Has Fallen is coming home this week with its release on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand formats today, June 14. In case you didn't get a chance to see this action sequel in theaters, we have an exclusive preview for you to check out before the movie hits Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand formats. This preview takes fans behind-the-scenes of the destructive Chelsea Bridge scene in this sequel.

This preview, courtesy of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, features second unit director Steve Griffin, who teases that, since they couldn't actually blow up the real Chelsea Bridge in London, this massive attack scene was filmed by using a huge green screen set at an airfield in Bulgaria during principal photography. We also hear from senior visual effects supervisor Sean Farrow, who reveals that some of the most fascinating conversations during the production involved around deciding which bridges to blow up. He also explains that the production chose Chelsea Bridge because it was a suspension bridge that could be pulled apart piece by piece.

Devastation of a world capital and a revenge plan against an American president fuel the high-octane London Has Fallen, coming to Digital HD on May 31, 2016, and Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on June 14, 2016 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The sequel to the worldwide smash hit Olympus Has Fallen raises the stakes with non-stop action and suspenseful plot twists. The Blu-ray and Digital HD versions also include exclusive bonus features about the can't-miss thriller.

In London Has Fallen, the stellar cast of Gerard Butler (300), Aaron Eckhart (The Dark Knight), Angela Bassett (American Horror Story), Robert Forster (Jackie Brown), Melissa Leo (The Fighter), Radha Mitchell (Pitch Black), Sean O'Bryan (Vantage Point), and Morgan Freeman (Lucy) reprises their original roles from Olympus Has Fallen, joined by Alon Moni Aboutboul (The Dark Knight Rises), Jackie Earle Haley (Watchmen), Charlotte Riley (Edge of Tomorrow), and Waleed F. Zuaiter (Homeland). Babak Najafi directs London Has Fallen.

When the British Prime Minster dies unexpectedly, Secret Service Agent Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) knows it is his duty to prep with Secret Service Director Lynne Jacobs (Angela Bassett) for them to accompany U.S. President Benjamin Asher (Aaron Eckhart) to the state funeral at St Paul's Cathedral in London. With every powerful world leader set to attend, the funeral should be the most protected event on Earth. Yet within moments of arriving, heads of government are assassinated and London landmarks are attacked.

Asher, Banning, and Jacobs are ambushed and retreat amidst a hail of gunfire and explosives. The devastated British capital goes into lockdown. Banning will stop at nothing to secure Asher's safe return home. Back at the White House, Vice President Allan Trumbull (Morgan Freeman) races against time brainstorming with top advisors in the Situation Room to get those trapped in London a lifeline of support and a way out. Outnumbered and outgunned, Banning reaches out for help to an English MI6 agent (Charlotte Riley) who rightly trusts no one. Failure is not an option as they attempt to stop the criminals from carrying out the final phase of their revenge plan. Take a look at our exclusive preview from London Has Fallen before picking up the Blu-ray and DVD this week. »

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Win A Copy Of London Has Fallen

5 June 2016 11:49 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Devastation of a world capital and a revenge plan against an American president fuel the high-octane London Has Fallen, coming to Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on June 14, 2016 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The sequel to the worldwide smash hit Olympus Has Fallen raises the stakes with non-stop action and suspenseful plot twists. The Blu-ray™ and Digital HD versions also include exclusive bonus features about the can’t-miss thriller.

In London Has Fallen, the stellar cast of Gerard Butler (300), Aaron Eckhart (The Dark Knight), Angela Bassett (American Horror Story), Robert Forster (Jackie Brown), Melissa Leo (The Fighter), Radha Mitchell (Pitch Black), Sean O’Bryan (Vantage Point), and Morgan Freeman (Lucy) reprises their original roles from Olympus Has Fallen, joined by Alon Moni Aboutboul (The Dark Knight Rises), Jackie Earle Haley (Watchmen), Charlotte Riley (Edge of Tomorrow), and Waleed F. Zuaiter (Homeland). Babak Najafi directs London Has Fallen.

When the British Prime Minster dies unexpectedly, »

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Wamg Giveaway – Win the London Has Fallen Blu-ray

31 May 2016 12:12 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Devastation of a world capital and a revenge plan against an American president fuel the high-octane London Has Fallen, coming to Digital HD on May 31, 2016, and Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand on June 14, 2016 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The sequel to the worldwide smash hit Olympus Has Fallen raises the stakes with non-stop action and suspenseful plot twists. The Blu-ray™ and Digital HD versions also include exclusive bonus features about the can’t-miss thriller.

Now you can own the Blu-ray of London Has Fallen. We Are Movie Geeks has five copies of the Blu-ray to give away. All you have to do is leave a comment answering this question: What is your favorite Gerard Butler Movie? (mine is 300). It’s so easy! We’ll choose the winners next week. Good Luck!

In London Has Fallen, the stellar cast of Gerard Butler (300), Aaron Eckhart (The Dark Knight), Angela Bassett (American Horror Story »

- Tom Stockman

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Bram Stoker's Dracula, Helena Bonham-Carter, and Peggy Lee Fever

26 May 2016 5:00 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

On this day in history as it relates to the movies...

1828 Feral teenager Kaspar Hauser is discovered wandering Nuremberg, claiming to have been raised in total isolation. Theories abound and the story inspires many artists down the road including Werner Herzog in the film The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (1974).

1877 Influential dancer Isadora Duncan is born. Vanessa Redgrave gets an Oscar nomination playing her in Isadora! (1968)

1886 Al Jolson is born. Will later star in the first "talkie" The Jazz Singer (1927)

1894 Silent film star Norma Talmadge is born

1897 Bram Stoker's epistolary novel "Dracula" is published. Never stops being adapted for film and television but our hearts will always belong to Francis Coppola's Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992) despite the aggravating double possessive

1907 John Wayne was born. Did he always talk like that?

1913 Peter Cushing is born in England. Later stars in Hammer Horror films with his irl best friend Christopher Lee, the Dracula to his Van Helsing. »

- NATHANIEL R

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Weinstein Company Buys Quentin Tarantino Documentary ’21 Years’

20 May 2016 1:47 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Weinstein Company has bought worldwide rights, excluding French-speaking territories, to the upcoming documentary “21 Years: Quentin Tarantino.”

The project is being produced and directed by Tara Wood. Harvey and Bob Weinstein began working with Tarantino nearly 25 years ago on “Reservoir Dogs” and have partnered with Tarantino on all of his projects since.

The movie was first unveiled in November at the American Film Market. It examines the first 21 years of Tarantino’s career and includes interviews with frequent collaborators, including Samuel L. Jackson, John Travolta, Christoph Waltz, Lucy Liu, Zoë Bell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jamie Foxx, Eli Roth, Robert Forster, Diane Kruger, Michael Madsen and Kerry Washington.

Wood also directed the documentary “21 Years: Richard Linklater.” Both films draw upon the idea that the first 21 years of work defines the career of an artist.

Tarantino’s first film was 1992’s “Reservoir Dogs,” followed by “Pulp Fiction,” “Jackie Brown,” the two “Kill Bill” movies, »

- Dave McNary

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Too Late Review

27 April 2016 10:30 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

It’s hard to shake the influences behind writer/director Dennis Hauck’s feature debut Too Late.

Heavily inspired by the ’80s-’90s works from Martin Scorsese, Paul Thomas Anderson, Robert Altman and Quentin Tarantino, it’s one of those imitation films that always runs the risk of jeopardizing its own potential by basking in the shadows of its predecessors. And it is, indeed, perhaps just a little too reminiscent of those films — from Jackie Brown to Boogie Nights to Goodfellas — to really stand out on its own, or to become more than an elusive, moody wannabe at times.

But shot and projected entirely in 35mm film, and in a series of five single-shot acts, it’s nevertheless a beauty to behold. Impressive, if quite showy, in its presentation and bleeding with pulp, suave and sophistication, it’s a copycat for sure, but a damn good one — a crisp neo-noir »

- Will Ashton

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The Hateful Eight

26 March 2016 9:25 AM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Did Quentin Tarantino stumble this time out? His tale of western killers sharing a snowbound cabin builds almost zero suspense, and the verbal excess and violent grossness lack Tarantino's usual clever, wickedly funny edge. And 70mm cooped up in a dim interior? It's A Long Day's Journey into Lincoln Logs. Totally dig Jennifer Jason Leigh and Ennio Morricone, though. The Hateful Eight Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD Anchor Bay / Weinstein 2015 / Color / 2.76 widescreen (Ultra Panavision 70) / 187 min. / Street Date March 29, 2016 / 39.99 Starring Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Bruce Dern, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tim Roth, Walton Goggins, Demián Bichir, Michael Madsen, James Parks, Dana Gourrier, Zoë Bell, Lee Horsley, Gene Jones, Channing Tatum. Cinematography Robert Richardson Film Editor Fred Raskin Original Music Ennio Morricone Production Design Yohei Taneda Produced by Richard N. Gladstein, Shannon McIntosh, Stacey Sher Written and Directed by Quentin Tarantino

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

Quentin Tarantino's opening title sequence card announces »

- Glenn Erickson

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Berlin Film Review: ‘War on Everyone’

12 February 2016 1:00 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Everything “War on Everyone” writer-director John Michael McDonagh knows about United States law enforcement he must have learned watching ’70s cop shows, while the rest of his outlook on the American way of life may as well have been cribbed from vintage photographs and Glen Campbell records. Not a bad mix of influences for the wicked-dark Irish satirist to recombine for his virgin foray abroad, a talky, sexy, irreverent and ultimately somewhat surreal buddy-cop movie in which two detectives one suspension shy of early retirement stick their noses into the middle of a million-dollar heist, hoping to bust the criminals and keep the loot for themselves. While his American competition practices the right to remain silent, McDonagh writes his clever, coal-black heart out, delivering another firecracker script, whose explosively entertaining execution boasts considerably more commercial potential than his previous two indies, “Calvary” and “The Guard.”

On the good-cop/bad-cop continuum, »

- Peter Debruge

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The Great Digital Film Festival: Quentin Tarantino's 10 Greatest Female Characters

5 February 2016 7:00 AM, PST | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

All you need for a movie is a gun and a girl.”

Quentin Tarantino took Jean-Luc Godard’s quote to heart, populating his blood-splattered films with some of the most iconic female characters in the last twenty-five years. There’s almost always a female lead or, at the very least, a villain.

Quentin's next movie, The Hateful Eight, isn't any different. Early press for the film has raved about Jennifer Jason Leigh and her performance as Daisy Domergue. So get ready for Tarantino’s eighth film with “Bang Bang” byNancy Sinatra and a celebration of the badass babes that have defined Quentin Tarantino’s filmography.

Who is Tarantino’s greatest female character?

 

 

10. Honey Bunny (Amanda Plummer) - Pulp Fiction

Amanda Plummer’s Honey Bunny is a watered down version of the Mallory Knox (Juliette Lewis) in Oliver Stone’s Tarantino-penned crime satire, Natural Born Killers. Honey Bunny isn’t quite »

- Sasha James

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No one can agree on the top 5 greatest Coen Brothers films

4 February 2016 9:00 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

As we began talking about editorial content we could publish to celebrate the release of Hail, Caesar!, the latest film from Joel and Ethan Coen, we realized that none of us had the same top five lists, and that it seems unusual for that to be the case. The Coens have had such a rich and varied career that it is impossible to pin them down to one style or one theme or one type of storytelling. Some people love their comedies. Some people love it when they get dark. Some people love the underdogs, the least-liked of their films. But what's clear is that every film they've made has its fans, and even their worst films are beloved by someone. There are few artists like the Coen Brothers, and we were delighted to get lists from each of our special guest contributors this time. The diversity of the replies »

- HitFix Staff

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Soderbergh Ends Retirement For Tatum Movie 'Lucky Logan'

4 February 2016 7:06 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Well, that didn't take long...

Steven Soderbergh, best known for his Ocean's Eleven films, Traffic, and Sex, Lies, & Videotape, went into semi-retirement three years ago. It wasn't a total farewell to Hollywood. Soderbergh claimed he was done directing feature films, specifically. He'd still be around to produce, be a cinematographer, or possibly direct for television, but- for all intents and purposes- his time sitting in the director's chair for a major motion picture was over. 

Yeah, about that..

He's back.

According to Variety, Soderbergh read the script for the upcoming Channing Tatum vehicle Lucky Logan and simply fell in love with it. Between loving the script, and having a great working relationship with Tatum, he's reportedly ready to come out of retirement so that he can direct this film. The pair has previously worked together as actor and director for HaywireSide Effects, and Magic Mike

"That's great, Channing. Now »

- Mario-Francisco Robles

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#OscarsSoWhite: how questions of diversity are inextricably linked to taste

3 February 2016 2:00 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Some say that arguments over race shouldn’t rest on which films were passed over at the Oscars, but our views of what’s good and bad are linked to our prejudices – and ultimately racism itself is an aesthetic judgment

Aesthetics are subjective. To me, as I said in a recent Guardian article, it’s blindingly obvious that Pam Grier’s layered performance in 1997’s Jackie Brown is infinitely superior to Helen Hunt’s by-the-numbers spunky, angelic waitress in As Good As it Gets. But maybe you think (somehow) Hunt was better. Maybe you think she really should have won the Oscar that year, and that, therefore, her victory was a sign of virtue and merit rewarded, rather than an example of the Oscars’ usual preference for white actors in stories about white people. The existence of racism, or the ability to see racism, is built on the tottering foundation of personal taste. »

- Noah Berlatsky

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