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Watch: Ethan Hawke Gets at the Emotional Heart of 'Good Kill' in This Behind-The-Scenes Clip

13 August 2015 6:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Writer-director Andrew Niccol has always had a knack for creating stories that are looking ahead of the curve at the intersection of technology and psychology. With The Truman Show he broke down a culture obsessed with reality TV before reality TV was even in full bloom. With Gattaca he forecasted a future obsessed with micromanaging individuals to a DNA level. With Lord of War he wryly cracked open the mind of a willful cog in our war-enabling society. And now with Good Kill, Niccol is exploring the psychological effects of drone warfare on the people who actually pilot the drones. The tense drama, starring Ethan Hawke as a drone pilot who lives far away from the destruction he's causing, hits Digital HD this week (and DVD/Blu-ray on September 1, 2015) and we've got an...

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Win Wayward Pines On DVD

12 August 2015 5:57 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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To celebrate the release of Wayward Pines on DVD on 17th August 2015, we’re giving you the amazing chance to win a copy on DVD.

Adapted from Blake Crouch’s novels with an M. Night Shyamalan-directed pilot, Wayward Pines is an eerily magnetizing 10-episode series that is said to provoke echoes of cult classics such as Twin Peaks, Lost and even The Truman Show.

Secret Service agent Ethan Burke (Oscar-nominee Matt Dillon: Crash) arrives in the bucolic town of Wayward Pines, Idaho on a mission to find two missing federal agents. Instead of answers, Ethan’s investigation only turns up more questions. What’s wrong with Wayward Pines? Each step closer to the truth takes Ethan further from the life he knew, from the husband and father he was, until he must face the terrifying reality that he may never get out of Wayward Pines alive… »

- Laura Holmes

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Review: Sion Sono’s Fantasia Fest Winner ‘Tag’

8 August 2015 8:53 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Walking away from the recently wrapped Fantasia Film Festival with a couple of Cheval Noir prizes under its arm, perhaps the most significant win for Sion Sono’s “Tag” was a special mention for its “creative, surprising, and monumental opening kill sequence.” Indeed, there will be few scenes this year as memorable, audacious, hilarious, and bloody — all at the same time — as watching two bus loads of high school girls get sliced in half by a deadly wind. Yes, seriously, a malevolent breeze does them in. That’s the stage Sono sets for “Tag,” and even more remarkably he doesn’t let that moment outshine the rest of the movie that is delightfully happy to sit somewhere between “The Matrix” and “The Truman Show,” but on acid. Reina Triendle leads the picture as Mitsuko, and she’s having a pretty bad day. She’s the lone survivor of the bus massacre, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Watch: Exclusive 'Shooting the Warwicks' Clip Puts an Insane Twist on Reality Television

6 August 2015 7:55 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Whether You Love or Hate Reality TV, Lifetime's Savage 'UnREAL' Is Required Viewing Adam Rifkin's "Shooting the Warwicks," adapted from Rifkin's Showtime series "Reality Show," looks to be taking some cues from Peter Weir's classic "The Truman Show," preying on unsuspecting characters to point out the horror of reality TV. The movie follows a showrunner (played by Rifkin) who bugs the unknowing Warwick family's home for reality show purposes, messing with their lives to drive up viewership and ratings. In this exclusive clip, an actress is seen purposefully flirting with Mr. Warwick (Scott Anderson) so he can cheat on his wife, all for the sake of pleasing the Network. The official synopsis reads: "In the vein of 'Nightcrawler' meets Reality TV, 'Shooting the Warwicks' is a dark comedic satire chronicling just how far reality television will go in order to deliver ratings. Reality Super Producer Mickey Wagner (Rifkin) has. »

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Exclusive interview with ‘Good Kill’ and ‘Star Trek’ star Bruce Greenwood

2 August 2015 12:47 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Despite playing everything from dastardly villains to wounded souls over his 38-year career, a certain theme keeps coming up for Bruce Greenwood; authority. He’s played multiple presidents, doctors and military men in his time and with good reason. Capable of bringing a rare balance of kind-hearted but stern gravitas to his roles, Greenwood shone in the likes of Star Trek, Flight and Mad Men, with his recent turn as Lieutenant Colonel Jack Johns in Good Kill continuing the trend.

Casting its beady eye onto the world of drone warfare, Andrew Niccol’s Good Kill isn’t your typical war movie. Reuniting Gattaca writer-director with leading man Ethan Hawke, the film takes place far from an explosive warzone, but raises questions about this controversial and largely unexplored subject.

How does Good Kill differ from other war movies?

It takes place in Las Vegas, where a lot of the drone pilots are stationed. »

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Marco Beltrami and Philip Glass Thrilling Fantastic Four Soundtrack On CD August 14

2 August 2015 11:32 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Oscar-nominated composer Marco Beltrami creates a stirring, evocative score for Twentieth Century Fox’s contemporary re-imagining of Marvel’s original and longest-running superhero team, Fantastic Four.

Beltrami co-scored the film with iconic minimalist composer Philip Glass.

Fantastic Four opens in theaters nationwide on August 7, 2015.

The soundtrack is terrific and is available digitally now; on CD August 14, 2015 from Sony Classical.

Directed by Josh Trank, and screenwriters Jeremy Slater and Simon Kinberg (“X-Men: First Class,” X-Men; Days of Future Past”, “Sherlock Holmes”), Fantastic Four is a contemporary re-imagining of Marvel’s first, and longest-running superhero team. Based on the Marvel comic written by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, the film follows four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe that alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their daunting new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy. »

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Competition: Win ‘Good Kill’ on Blu-ray

1 August 2015 11:36 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

To celebrate the release of Good Kill – on DVD & Blu-ray from 3rd August 2015 – we have a copy on Blu-ray to giveaway courtesy of Arrow Films.

From the creator of Gattaca and The Truman Show comes a tense and psychological journey into the morality of drone warfare. Ethan Hawke (Training Day, Sinister) stars as a fighter pilot who now battles with Taliban using just a joystick – but is he saving the world or making it worse?

Good Kill is out on DVD and Blu-ray from 3rd August 2015, and stars: Ethan Hawke (Training Day, Sinister, Gattaca); January Jones (X-Men: First Class, TV’s Mad Men); Zoe Kravitz (Mad Max: Fury Road, Divergent, X-Men: First Class); and Bruce Greenwood (Star Trek, TV’s Mad Men). It is written and directed by Andrew Niccol (Gattaca, The Truman Show, In Time)

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Win Good Kill On Blu Ray

29 July 2015 6:53 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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To celebrate the release of Good Kill on Blu ray, we’re giving 3 lucky readers the chance to win a copy.

From the creator of Gattaca and The Truman Show comes a tense and psychological journey into the morality of drone warfare. Ethan Hawke (Training Day, Sinister) stars as a fighter pilot who now battles with Taliban using just a joystick – but is he saving the world or making it worse?

A Las Vegas fighter-pilot turned drone-pilot (Ethan Hawke) fights the Taliban via remote control for half of his day, then goes home to his wife (January Jones) and kids in the suburbs for the other half.

But the pilot is starting to question the mission. Is he creating more terrorists than he’s killing? Is he fighting a war without end?

One soldier’s tale with epic implications.

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Giveaway – Win Good Kill on Blu-ray

26 July 2015 2:58 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

To celebrate the release of Good Kill – on DVD & Blu-ray from 3rd August 2015 – we have a copy on Blu-ray to giveaway courtesy of Arrow Films.

From the creator of Gattaca and The Truman Show comes a tense and psychological journey into the morality of drone warfare. Ethan Hawke (Training Day, Sinister) stars as a fighter pilot who now battles with Taliban using just a joystick – but is he saving the world or making it worse?

Good Kill is out on DVD and Blu-ray from 3rd August 2015, and stars:

Ethan Hawke (Training Day, Sinister, Gattaca)

January Jones (X-Men: First Class, TV’s Mad Men)

Zoe Kravitz (Mad Max: Fury Road, Divergent, X-Men: First Class)

Bruce Greenwood (Star Trek, TV’s Mad Men)

It is written and directed by:

Andrew Niccol (Gattaca, The Truman Show, In Time)

You can order Good Kill via Amazon here.

The competition closes at midnight on Sunday, »

- Gary Collinson

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Television that Home Video Forgot: Crossballs: The Debate Show (2004)

25 July 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Crossballs: The Debate Show

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Created by Matt Besser, Charlie Siskel

Produced by Charlie Siskel Productions

Aired on Comedy Central for 1 season (23 episodes, 1 unaired) from July 5, 2004 – August 27, 2004

Cast

Chris Tallman as Host/Moderator

Matt Besser as Various characters

Mary Birdsong as Various characters

Andrew Daly as Various characters

Jerry Minor as Various characters

Show Premise

“Out of the Crossfire, beyond Hardball, this is Crossballs!”

A parody of political debate shows, Crossballs has comedians pose as experts in their field to discuss the issue of the day and pits them against real life experts who are not aware of the farce debate they are participating in. The comedians argue both sides of an issue, be it ridiculous or not, and mine comedy from taking the issue to absurd lengths and goading reactions from the real experts.

Each episode is moderated by Chris Tallman (as a Chris Matthews type), who introduces »

- Jean Pierre Diez

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Lethal Weapon 4's ridiculously fast turnaround time

22 July 2015 12:41 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Warner Bros greenlit Lethal Weapon 4 late in the day - giving director Richard Donner just over six months to make the movie...

The closing chapter of the Lethal Weapon movie saga was a film that, tonally, was a long way away from the movie that started the series.

In the original Lethal Weapon back in 1987, the character of Martin Riggs - as played by Mel Gibson - was on the verge of suicide, working uneasily alongside Danny Glover's Roger Murtaugh. By the end of Lethal Weapon 4, as the song Why Can't We Be Friends played out, it was all happy families. With babies. Riggs had a wife and child, any hints of suicide were long gone, and the film feels a lot more like a comedy than an action thriller.

But then Lethal Weapon 4 was a film with very different expectations on it. The original Lethal Weapon was a surprise hit. »

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Monopoly Movie Hires The Truman Show Writer

3 July 2015 5:33 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

A while ago, Ridley Scott was developing a big screen version of the "Monopoly" board game. Apparently that project fell apart, but now comes word that Lionsgate has teamed with Hasbro to give the property another shot. Lionsgate will finance the film and has hired Andrew Niccol (The Truman Show, Gattaca, The Terminal) to write the script. "Monopoly" is being envisioned as a family-friendly tentpole. The story centers on a boy from Baltic Avenue who uses both Chance and Community in a quest to make his fortune, taking him on an adventure-filled journey. It's about making your own luck, what makes you truly rich and avoiding jail time. Monopoly has been played by more than 1 billion people in 114 countries and has been translated into 47 different languages, according to Hasbro. »

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The Monopoly Movie Just Took A Big Step Forward

2 July 2015 11:16 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Of all the absurd ideas for commercially motivated films based on known properties, the long-gestating Monopoly movie certainly distinguishes itself as one of the most prominent. However, it appears that after a nixed summer shoot, the board of this prospective big-budget game bonanza has been reset with the acquisition of a new scriptwriter, revealing an intriguing family-friendly direction. In an official announcement from the film's financier, Lionsgate, it was revealed that screenwriter Andrew Niccol has been tapped to pen the Monopoly script. Niccol is known as the rather eclectically focused scribe behind the groundbreaking Jim Carrey concept comedy, The Truman Show, dystopic sci-fi vehicle, Gattaca, Tom Hanks dramedy, The Terminal, and the 2013 failed Ya tent-pole attempt, The Host. The acquisition indicates a possibly wholesome direction for the Monopoly film. According to the film's official description: The story centers on a boy from Baltic Avenue who uses both Chance and Community »

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New Projects: ‘The Birds’, ‘Monopoly’, and ‘Ashley’s War’

2 July 2015 8:31 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Every time it feels like Hollywood has decided to remake a property that couldn’t be more sacred, they one up the ante. Michael Bay has been prepping a remake of Alfred Hitchcock’s suspense/horror classic The Birds, and Variety reports that the project has now found its director: Dutch filmmaker Diederik Van Rooijen. Van Rooijen has directed the thrillers Tape and Daylight previously, but never a film in the English language.

Hitchcock’s film from 1963, arguably his last great movie and the story of how birds terrorized a small town in Northern California, has never been officially remade, but its influences are everywhere. Heck, even Jurassic World has a scene with pterodactyls worthy of Hitch.

No details on additional plot points or when production is expected to begin have yet been revealed.

So far the list of movies based on board games includes Clue, Battleship, Jumanji, and maybe someday, »

- Brian Welk

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Andrew Niccol penning Monopoly movie for Lionsgate and Hasbro

2 July 2015 2:28 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Hasbro is moving forward with its long-planned feature film based upon the classic board game Monopoly, with Variety reporting that the toy manufacturer has partnered up with Lionsgate for the project, which will be scripted by Andrew Niccol (The Truman Show). The film will revolved around “a boy from the game’s modest Baltic Avenge on a quest to make a fortune.”

“Hasbro is a partner with incredible global reach, one of the most compelling brand portfolios in the world, and a signature brand in Monopoly that has multigenerational appeal,” said Lionsgate Motion Picture Group co-president Erik Feig. “Andrew Niccol is the ultimate world creator responsible for such disparate and imaginative films as The Truman Show, Gattaca and The Terminal. He is an inspired choice to develop this timeless property into a big, crowd-pleasing event film that will appeal to kids, families and anyone who has ever played the Monopoly game. »

- Gary Collinson

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Monopoly movie lands The Truman Show writer

1 July 2015 10:25 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The Monopoly movie is active again, as Lionsgate hires Andrew Niccol (The Truman Show, Gattaca) to pen the script...

It was back in 2008 that we first heard word of plans to make a movie out of the board game Monopoly. At that stage, it looked like it was going to be a directorial project for Ridley Scott, but as his slate filled up with lots of other films, it seemed as though Monopoly had been quietly forgotten about.

Hasbro, however, has other ideas. In conjunction with Lionsgate, the project has been resurrected, and Andrew Niccol - he of The Truman Show and Gattaca fame - has been hired to pen the screenplay for the new film.

Lionsgate wants Monopoly to be a "big, crowd-pleasing event film that will appeal to kids, families, and anyone who has ever played the Monopoly game".

And if you're still scratching your head wondering how »

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Andrew Niccol to script Lionsgate's Monopoly movie

1 July 2015 1:49 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Believe it or not, but after the failure of Battleship, Hasbro is not convinced that board game adaptations are a bad idea. Despite Universal and Ridley Scott no longer being involved in making Monopoly happen, Hasbro's own movie production company Allspark Pictures will still bring the financial game to the big screen. Partnering with Lionsgate, the film now has Gattaca and The Truman Show... Read More »

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‘Monopoly’ passes Go for Hasbro, Lionsgate

1 July 2015 10:58 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The studio has struck a deal with the toy manufacturer to adapt the beloved board game and has brought on Andrew Niccol.

Lionsgate will finance what it said would be “visually sumptuous, heartwarming, and full of action and adventure.”

Niccol will write the screenplay about a boy from Baltic Avenue who uses Chance and Community on a quest to seek his fortune.

Lionsgate and Hasbro’s Allspark Pictures will produce. Monopoly was previously set up at Emmett/Furla and before that Hasbro had an overall deal at Universal Pictures.

Hasbro is a partner with incredible global reach, one of the most compelling brand portfolios in the world, and a signature brand in Monopoly that has multigenerational appeal,” said Lionsgate Motion Picture Group co-president Erik Feig.

Andrew Niccol is the ultimate world creator responsible for such disparate and imaginative films as The Truman Show, Gattaca, and The Terminal. He is an inspired choice to develop this timeless property »

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Andrew Niccol To Write Screenplay for Lionsgate’s Monopoly

1 July 2015 9:27 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Lionsgate and Hasbro are partnering to bring the iconic game Monopoly to the big screen with Academy Award-nominated and BAFTA award-winning writer/producer/director Andrew Niccol (The Truman Show) writing the screenplay.

Produced by Lionsgate and Hasbro’s Allspark Pictures, Lionsgate will finance the movie.

Hasbro is a partner with incredible global reach, one of the most compelling brand portfolios in the world, and a signature brand in Monopoly that has multigenerational appeal,” said Lionsgate Motion Picture Group Co-President Erik Feig. “Andrew Niccol is the ultimate world creator responsible for such disparate and imaginative films as The Truman Show, Gattaca, and The Terminal. He is an inspired choice to develop this timeless property into a big, crowd-pleasing event film that will appeal to kids, families and anyone who has ever played the Monopoly game.”

“As we’ve seen with our other movies and television series, Hasbro’s brands are terrific »

- Michelle McCue

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Monopoly Movie Passes Go with Lionsgate, Hasbro, and Screenwriter Andrew Niccol

1 July 2015 8:48 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

The latest movie adaptation news out of Hasbro's impressive collection of properties concerns Monopoly, the family-favorite board game that teaches financial management and the brutal practice of capitalism. Hasbro Allspark Pictures will be producing the picture (ie the player) with Lionsgate now coming onboard to provide financing (ie the banker). In addition to this partnership, Andrew Niccol (The Truman Show) has been set to pen the adaptation, which is expected to center on a boy from the game's budget-priced Baltic Avenue who sets out into the world to make his fortune. [caption id="attachment_385963" align="alignright" width="360"] Image via Hasbro[/caption] Variety reports on the progress of Monopoly, though there's little mention of Emmett/Furla, the production company that previously acquired the rights to the board game adaptation from Hasbro. They've been trying to get the project off the ground since  2013. This past January, producer Randall Emmett said that he expected to announce a cast and director soon, »

- Dave Trumbore

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