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There was a time that a brainy anti-drone movie like "Good Kill" would be mid-priced studio fare. Kiwi native Andrew Niccol, who launched his Hollywood career by writing "The Truman Show," is one of those maverick indies who writes the movies that interest him, from "Gattaca" and "Lord of War" to "In Time." And Ethan Hawke is eager to collaborate with the filmmaker, even when the global marketplace is resistant to thoughtful original movies like "Good Kill." Returning for his third go-round with Niccol, in this film Hawke stars as a former Top Gun who is benched in a Las Vegas military base trailer piloting drone aircraft. He goes home to his wife (January Jones) every night, but dropping bombs in Yemen and Afghanistan from 7,000 miles away is not his idea of how to fight a war--especially when the CIA gets involved. The film also stars Zoe Kravitz, Bruce Greenwood, »
- Anne Thompson
You can blame the huge success of Fargo for this. Hollywood, even before that, had been moving more and more to exploiting movie properties on the small screen. But since Fargo married up critical acclaim to a good audience? All bets are off.
Here are 23 - count 'em! - currently in differing stages of production...
The film: Earning Tom Hanks his first Oscar nomination, the beloved 1988 comedy drama Big saw him as Josh Baskin who, courtesy of a Zoltar machine, turns into an adult. Romance, work, and playing on a big piano follow.
Jim Carrey is set to host Saturday Night Live Oct. 25 ahead of the Nov. 14 release of Dumb and Dumber To (the sequel to 1994's Dumb and Dumber). "Fancy" rapper Iggy Azalea will be the musical guest. Carrey last hosted SNL in 2011, but got his start in sketch comedy years before when he starred on In Living Color throughout its five-season run in the early '90s. Since then, Carrey's gone on to win two Golden Globes -- one for The Truman Show, the other for Man on the Moon - and snag six Golden Globe nominations total for his work both in comedy and drama. »
- Ariana Bacle
Bland and generic beyond the small pleasures of its theme-park-ride-esque thrills and its half-intriguing, half-infuriating mystery. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing
I’m “biast” (con): nothing
I have not read the source material
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
The Lord of the Flies. Lost. The Hunger Games. Cube. The Truman Show. The Matrix. For starters. The list of — well, let’s be kind and call them “influences” — on the latest young-adult dystopian adventure is a litany of puzzle adventures-cum-existential mysteries, none of which The Maze Runner fares well up against. Thomas (Dylan O’Brien: The Internship) wakes up in a mysterious, if pleasantly verdant, Glade surrounded by a massive, constantly shifting maze of hundred-meter-high concrete walls. Like all the other teenaged boys there — including leader Gally (Will Poulter: Plastic) and his lieutenant, Newt (Thomas Brodie-Sangster: Game of Thrones) — Thomas remembers nothing but his name: »
- MaryAnn Johanson
When you’re asked if you want to go to lunch with Adam Pally, the first thing you do is say yes. Then, from there, you and Adam can probably figure the rest of it out, in terms of what you want to talk about, what you can eat at 11 a.m., etc. In fact, your lunch might end up going a little something like this …
Having lunch at 11 a.m. can feel a bit odd, but it’s a fact that Pally will acknowledge before ordering lobster anyway.
Entertainment Weekly: So how are things going? When did you get here? »
- Samantha Highfill
Kiwi native Andrew Niccol, who launched his Hollywood career by writing "The Truman Show," is one of those maverick indies who writes the movies that interest him, from "Gattaca" and "Lord of War" to "In Time." And Ethan Hawke is eager to collaborate with the filmmaker, even when the global marketplace is resistant to thoughtful original movies like "Good Kill." Returning for his third go-round with Niccol, in this film Hawke stars as a former Top Gun who is benched in a Las Vegas military base trailer piloting drone aircraft. He goes home to his wife (January Jones) every night, but dropping bombs in Yemen and Afghanistan from 7,000 miles away is not his idea of how to fight a war--especially when the CIA gets involved. The movie, produced by Voltage Pictures ("The Hurt Locker"), played Venice and Toronto and is seeking a North American buyer; here are some early reviews. »
- Anne Thompson
We’ve reviewed every summer movie season since 1980 to find out which are the best, and which are the worst. Last week we posted our picks for the worst, and here we post our picks for the best.
2015 and 2016 may just be the most overthetop summer movie seasons yet. It seems like nearly every movie slated for a summer 2015 or 2016 release is heavily anticipated. Because of these impending summers of movie awesomeness, we’ve decided to take a look back at summer movie seasons of years past. The idea of the summer movie season is currently in full swing, but it didn’t catch on immediately. Hollywood had to do its fair share of experimenting to determine what types of films would be most successful. As a result, some summer movie seasons have been better than others. We’ve reviewed them all for you and ranked them from worst to best. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (G.S. Perno)
The folks at One Way Static Records must have chanted “Candyman” five times while looking in the mirror, because their latest release is the soundtrack to 1992’s Candyman, a film based on Clive Barker’s Books of Blood short story, “The Forbidden.” Making its vinyl debut, the eerie soundtrack by Philip Glass is available to pre-order, and we have song samples and a look at the gatefold and cassette cover art.
Press Release - “One Way Static Records is really proud to be bring you their latest release, A release where we had the chance to work with two icons in their own respective fields!
- Derek Anderson
Get it? Cause both posters involve people who kill other people for a living? Heh heh. Aren’t I clever. Anyhoos. Two new posters today, one for the assassin flick “John Wick,” and the other for the drone assassin flick “Good Kill.” One stars Keanu Reeves, and the other stars Ethan Hawke. One is directed by Andrew Niccol, the man who gave us “Gattaca” and “The Truman Show,” then tried to destroy all of that goodwill with the vomit inducing “In Time” with Justin Friggin Timberlake. Both movies are out later this year. Good luck finding them! »
It's a long, long time since Andrew Niccol came up with the goods: the filmmaker broke through in the 1990s as the screenwriter of "The Truman Show" and director of the excellent "Gattaca," but has struggled to return to form, with films like "Lord Of War," "S1mone," "In Time" and "The Host" ranging from being flawed to being essentially unwatchable. But the New Zealander was back this year with a modest, highly topical project, "The Good Kill," which has been screening at Venice Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival. While the film has proved a little divisive, most seem to concur that it's a comeback for Niccol. The film reteams Niccol with regular collaborator Ethan Hawke, who gives what our Venice review called "one of his best performances" as a former pilot-turned-drone operator who becomes increasingly haunted by his actions. It's a film that we called a "sober, »
- Oliver Lyttelton
Fox is moving forward on the Minority Report TV series, based on director Steven Spielberg's 2002 sci-fi thriller starring Tom Cruise. The hour-long drama was ordered with a hefty put-pilot commitment, meaning the network has to produce and air the first episode, or face a significant penalty.
The weekly sci-fi thriller will actually serve as a continuation of the original Minority Report. The story takes place 10 years after the end of Precrime in D.C. One of the three Precogs has gone on to struggle with leading a "normal" human life. But he remains haunted by visions of the future. Minority Report's lead will be a female detective who helps the Precog utilize his gift for crime fighting.
Godzilla writer Max Borenstein is set to write the pilot script, which is being produced for Amblin Television, Paramount Television and 20th Century Fox Television. Steven Spielberg is on as an executive producer, »
Sci-fi futures characterized by complex moral and political architecture have long been writer-director Andrew Niccol’s stock-in-trade. Yet while there’s not a hint of fantasy in “Good Kill,” a smart, quietly pulsating contempo war drama, it could hardly feel more typical of Niccol’s strongest work. To many, after all, drone strikes — the controversial subject of this tense but appropriately tactful ethics study — still feel like something that should be a practical and legal impossibility. Those who haven’t considered its far-reaching implications, meanwhile, will be drawn into consciousness by Niccol’s film, which sees Ethan Hawke’s former U.S. fighter pilot wrestling with the psychological strain of killing by remote control. with the right marketing and release strategy.
- Guy Lodge
Throughout the summer, an admin on the r/movies subreddit has been leading Reddit users in a poll of the best movies from every year for the last 100 years called 100 Years of Yearly Cinema. The poll concluded three days ago, and the list of every movie from 1914 to 2013 has been published today.
Users were asked to nominate films from a given year and up-vote their favorite nominees. The full list includes the outright winner along with the first two runners-up from each year. The list is mostly a predictable assortment of IMDb favorites and certified classics, but a few surprise gems have also risen to the top of the crust, including the early experimental documentary Man With a Movie Camera in 1929, Abel Gance’s J’Accuse! in 1919, the Fred Astaire film Top Hat over Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps in 1935, and Stanley Kubrick’s The Killing over John Ford’s »
- Brian Welk
A number of movies are being brought to the television in various forms (including Narc and The Truman Show), and Fargo is a recent example that these small screen adaptations do work.
It has been revealed today that the next to get the TV treatment is Shutter Island, the 2010 movie which was directed by Martin Scorsese and starred Leonardo DiCaprio, Emily Mortimer, and Mark Ruffalo.
HBO (the Us cable network behind show like Game of Thrones and True Detective) have picked up the series which is set to be called Ashecliffe, the name of the isolated mental hospital where the movie took place.
Ashecliffe takes place before Shutter Island, and that’s all we know about the series as of right now!
- Josh Wilding
Martin Scorsese’s 2010 hit Shutter Island will be adapted into a TV series for HBO entitled Ashecliffe, named for the mental institution in Scorsese’s film and Dennis Lehane’s novel. Deadline reports that Scorsese and Lehane are attached to produce a pilot for the show beginning next year and that Scorsese will remain on as the show’s executive producer. Collider also adds that the film’s star Leonardo DiCaprio will also be attached as an executive producer through his company Appian Way.
According to Deadline, the show will be something of a prequel, focusing on the development and the secrets surrounding the Ashecliffe facility and the methods for treatment used there.
This news comes just as Scorsese-produced Boardwalk Empire enters its final season this September. It also accompanies a previously reported ’70s rock ‘n’ roll show Scorsese is working on with Terence Winter. Perhaps more interesting is that »
- Brian Welk
Because television shows are being treated with the same artistic reverence as movies now (just look at the Sundance Film Festival screening Jane Campion's "Top Of The Lake," or the upcoming Venice Film Festival unspooling "Olive Kitteridge"), big studio TV shows are desperately trying to keep up. With "Fargo" in particular showing that movie properties can become TV shows and find an audience with critics and the public, the race is on. And Paramount is going hard. With "Narc," "School Of Rock," "The Truman Show" and "Ghost" already in various stages of small screen development, next up is Martin Scorsese's "Shutter Island," which is headed to HBO. The show will be titled "Ashecliffe," and the story begins before the events of the movie, with Dennis Lehane (who wrote the novel the movie was based on) penning the pilot script, and Scorsese to direct. It continues the director's ongoing. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Exclusive: As the TV biz prepares to celebrate another ground breaking year tonight, underwritten in no small effort by feature talent, the remarkable thing to consider is how much more of this is coming. Here’s one that has great potential: HBO and Paramount Television are making deals to turn the 2010 hit film Shutter Island into a TV series. Tentatively titled Ashecliffe, the plan is for the pilot to be directed by Martin Scorsese from a script by Dennis Lehane, who wrote the bestselling thriller novel that Scorsese and screenwriter Laeta Kalogridis turned into the hit film that Leonardo DiCaprio starred in.
Ashecliffe is the name of the isolated mental hospital where the movie took place, and the series begins before the events of the film. The focus is the past of hospital, and the secrets and misdeeds perpetrated by its founders who erected the hospital in the early 20th »
- Mike Fleming Jr
As previously reported by my HitFix colleagues, 2014’s fall festivals represent something of a battle royale for various heavyweight Oscar hopefuls. The oldest fest in the big four, venerable Venice, is up against younger North American counterparts Toronto, Telluride and New York in the perennial fight to deliver a truly memorable Competition. Which films will be left standing once the critics have had their way with them? Contenders hoping to emerge victorious from La Biennale’s royal rumble include Alejandro González Iñárritu’s opening nighter "Birdman" starring Michael Keaton, David Gordon Green’s Al Pacino vehicle "Manglehorn" and Andrew Garfield vs Michael Shannon in Ramin Bahrani’s real estate showdown "99 Homes." As far as awards season goes, for me the big hitter to beat from Cannes is "Foxcatcher," an extraordinary and illuminating piece of filmmaking from Bennett Miller, a director I’ve not been personally persuaded by before now. In the documentary category, »
- Catherine Bray
Good news, Netflix’s very funny looking original animated show BoJack Horseman featuring the voices of Will Arnett, Aaron Paul and Alison Brie will appear on Netflix on Friday 22nd August just in time to binge watch over the bank holiday weekend.
From what I have seen so far it looks promising but then so did Hemlock Grove. Expect a full report next week. In related news, Netflix have announced a whole slate of stand-up comedy exclusive to its service after the success of the recent Aziz Ansari special. So the likes of Chelsea Handler, Jim Jefferies, Bill Cosby, Bill Burr and Chelsea Peretti will be adding stand up shows to streaming between now and December. I have only heard of a couple of these acts but there again one of the best things to do with an hour to spare is browse Netflix for its plentiful supply of stand-up »
- Chris Holt
HBO's Westworld adaptation continues to add to its already impressive cast. Four-time Oscar nominee Ed Harris has landed a pivotal role in the premium cable network's adaptation of the sci-fi hit, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Inspired by Michael Crichton's 1973 feature film, the drama is billed as a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin. Harris (The Hours, Pollock, The Truman Show, Apollo 13) will star as The Man in Black, described as the distillation of pure villainy into one man. He joins a cast that includes Anthony Hopkins, Evan Rachel
- Lesley Goldberg
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