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‘Collateral’: Creator David Hare Broke Every Rule He Could While Writing His First TV Show, and He Won’t Do a Season 2

‘Collateral’: Creator David Hare Broke Every Rule He Could While Writing His First TV Show, and He Won’t Do a Season 2
The reason two-time Academy Award nominee David Hare (“The Hours,” “The Reader”) wanted to write the BBC2/Netflix limited series “Collateral” is that he felt no one else was writing television about the issue at its center: Illegal immigration.

“I think the movement of people is the biggest subject of the 21st century and nobody’s writing about it,” he said to IndieWire in a recent interview. “In the last few summers, we’ve had attempted mass migration from Libya, Syria, Iraq, Egypt, from everywhere. People are trying to get into Western countries. And obviously the West is trying to protect itself against the arrival of these people. This is going to play out in the coming years. I wanted to write about it as a matter of urgency.”

The four-hour drama stars the stellar Carey Mulligan (“Mudbound,” “Drive,” “An Education”) as Di Kip Glaspie, a detective investigating the shooting
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UK release date announced for Andrew Niccol’s ‘Anon’

From the pioneering mind of Academy Award nominated filmmaker Andrew Niccol (The Truman Show, Gattaca, In Time) comes Anon; his latest meditation on the fraught relationship between technology and humanity starring Clive Owen (Children of Men, Inside Man) and Amanda Seyfried (Lovelace, Ted 2)

In a modern world where advanced biosyn implants mean everyone is subjected to a relentless visual stream of information they call the ‘Mind’s Eye’, privacy and anonymity as we know it has vanished. With everyone’s personal information on public display and each person’s life recorded down to the millisecond, personal information is downloaded to a vast grid called ‘The Ether’, a database which law enforcement can access and use to prosecute criminals.

In Anon, Sal Frieland (Clive Owen), is faced with a series of shocking murders which appear to be linked. Unable to identify the killers it soon becomes apparent that what they have
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Anon: the latest film from Andrew Niccol announced

Ryan Lambie Feb 28, 2018

Gattaca director Andrew Niccol has a new sci-fi movie on the way: Anon, starring Amanda Seyfried and Clive Owen...

Great news everyone: Andrew Niccol has a new film on the way. If the name doesn't sound familiar, then he's the filmmaker behind The Truman Show (which he wrote) and the wonderful Gattaca - a film we absolutely do not go on about at tedious length whenever we get the chance.

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Not all of Niccol's films strike box-office gold, but there's always something interesting going on in them. In Time wasn't in Gattaca's league, but it still made for a diverting sci-fi twist on Bonnie And Clyde. The writer-director's most decent film, Good Kill, was a quite underrated thriller about drone warfare - Ethan Hawke's leading performance alone made it good value.

All of which explains our enthusiasm for Anon: Niccol's next movie which,
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The 20 Best Netflix Original Movies, From ‘Beasts of No Nation’ to ‘Strong Island’

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It’s hard to remember now, but it was only a few short years ago that Netflix was just a shiny new cog in the film industry, and not one of its most powerful engines. But a lot can change in a little while, especially when you’ve got a disruptive new distribution platform, a seemingly infinite supply of money, and an aggressive desire to change Hollywood forever. Starting with 2015’s “Beasts of No Nation,” Netflix began transforming the movie business in much the same way as it had already transformed the television business, financing and distributing — and later also acquiring — its own features.

The move immediately made an impression, with documentary “Winter on Fire” landing the company’s first Oscar nomination. In 2016, Netflix began swooping up some of the most exciting independent films around. In 2017, the company leveraged “Mudbound” to major awards consideration, and made a splash at the
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‘Arizona’ Review: Danny McBride is an Unhinged Serial Killer [Sundance]

‘Arizona’ Review: Danny McBride is an Unhinged Serial Killer [Sundance]
Jonathan Watson, the longtime assistant director on films as varied as Bad Boys and The Truman Show, makes his directorial debut with Arizona, a thriller set in the midst of the late 2000s economic housing crisis that stars Rosemarie DeWitt as a single mom realtor on the run from a deranged homeowner played by Danny McBride. […]

The post ‘Arizona’ Review: Danny McBride is an Unhinged Serial Killer [Sundance] appeared first on /Film.
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The 7 Best Movies New to Netflix in January 2018

Does a new year mean a new Netflix? Probably not, as their slate for the first month of 2018 is still troublingly light on movies that would be old enough to have their own Netflix accounts. Nevertheless, the streaming giant has plugged a few of the biggest gaps in their library of classic films, adding “The Godfather” trilogy, “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” and the entire “Bring it On” series in one fell swoop.

Here are the seven best films to stream on Netflix in January 2018 (and click here for a list of everything that’s been added to the service this month).

7. “Definitely, Maybe” (2008)

Remember romantic comedies? They were nice. Sure, many of them were patently insane, and almost all of them reinforced some pernicious gender norms, but they could also be sweet and sincere reminders that we’re all just out there looking for love. “Definitely, Maybe” is one of the genre’s better examples,
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The Best of the 8’s – From 1968 to 2008

As 2018 begins and we enter year 8 of this decade, Tom Jolliffe takes a look back at his favourite films from the previous five year 8’s…

Beginning with…

2008 – Let The Right One In

In a strong year, which included The Dark Knight and Slumdog Millionaire, I’ve opted for a genre redefining vampire film from Sweden. Not only is this my favourite of that particular year, but it’s one of the best of this century.

Anchored by two exceptional performances by the young leads, Kare Hedebrant and Lina Leandersson, this beautifully shot, haunting, thoughtful and poignant look at troubled youth (under the guise of a vampire cover which never dives carelessly into the recognisable tropes, but respects them) was one of the most surprising films of recent times. Every nuance of character from its considered human story is matched by the powerful impact of the ‘horror’ elements. From combusting vampires,
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Here Are All The New Releases Coming to Netflix in January 2018

Netflix is starting out 2018 with a ton of new film and TV series releases! We are only about halfway through December, but if you're curious to know what is waiting for you on the streaming service in the new year, we have a full list the new releases and their release dates. There's a lot of great stuff coming including a bunch of Batman Films, the Lethal Weapon movies, The Godfather trilogy, Caddyshack, Apollo 13, King Kong, The Shawshank Redemption, Training Day, and even all of the Bring it On films! You can check out the fill list below!

Week of 1/1/18

10,000 B.C. -- 1/1/18

30 Days of Night -- 1/1/18

Age Of Shadows -- 1/1/18

AlphaGo -- 1/1/18

America's Sweethearts -- 1/1/18

Apollo 13 -- 1/1/18

Batman -- 1/1/18

Batman & Robin -- 1/1/18

Batman Begins -- 1/1/18

Batman Forever -- 1/1/18

Batman Returns -- 1/1/18

Breakfast at Tiffany's -- 1/1/18

Bring It On -- 1/1/18

Bring It On Again -- 1/1/18

Bring It On: All or Nothing
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Mike Flanagan’s Before I Wake Coming to Netflix in the Us on January 5th

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Horror fans have been looking forward to seeing Mike Flanagan's Before I Wake since the film was teased in trailers back in 2015, but bankruptcy issues at Relativity Media delayed and ultimately brought the movie's release to a halt. Since that time, Flanagan directed two well-received films for Netflix, and the streaming service has now revealed that they will bring Before I Wake out of film purgatory and into the warm glow of the TV screen.

Netflix revealed the exciting Before I Wake news in their full announcement of titles being added to their streaming lineup in January of 2018. Starring Jacob Tremblay, Thomas Jane, and Kate Bosworth, Before I Wake will be available to watch on the streaming service beginning Friday, January 5th, marking its first official release in the Us (it was previously released internationally, including in the UK by Netflix).

Other titles being added to Netflix (in the Us) include 30 Days of Night,
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‘The Godfather’ Trilogy Makes Netflix an Offer It Can’t Refuse Next Month; ‘Marie Antoinette’ and ‘Midnight in Paris,’ Too

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Say this for 2018: It can’t be any worse than 2017, right? (Spoiler: It totally can.) At least Netflix’s first batch of offerings inspires cautious optimism in the new year, with everything from the entire “Godfather” trilogy, “Marie Antoinette,” five different “Batman” films and five different “Bring It On” movies (did you even know they’d made that many?), “Midnight in Paris,” the complete “Lethal Weapon” collection, “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory,” and “The Truman Show” coming to the streaming service in January.

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As for Netflix Originals, there are several: “Before I Wake” and “Rotten” are both available to stream as of January 5, “Somebody Feed Phil” and “The Polka King” premiere a week later, “The Open House” arrives on the 19th, and “A Futile and Stupid Gesture” and “Dirty Money” both debut on the 26th.
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Here’s What’s Coming to Netflix in January 2018

If you’re hoping to start off the New Year by loading up your Netflix list, you won’t be disappointed. The streaming service has announced what’s being added, and there’s no shortage of films and TV shows to fill up your time, or just browse endlessly before eventually settling on the most comforting title available. New titles for January include Apollo 13, Batman, Batman Returns, Batman Begins, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Bring It On, the Lethal Weapon series, Love Actually, Marie Antoinette, National Treasure, The Godfather trilogy, The Italian Job, The Shawshank Redemption, The Truman Show, Willy …
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Scott Rudin Dragged Into Plagiarism Battle Over Film He's Not Making

A 79-page complaint was filed on Wednesday in California federal court. The subject of this lawsuit is Emma Cline's best-selling novel, The Girls, as well as the supposed movie version that is forthcoming. The plaintiffs are represented by the prominent law firm of Boies Schiller Flexner, and with talk of spyware and hacking, it's hardly the typical kind of lawsuit alleging plagiarism. 

One problem: Scott Rudin Productions is a co-defendant in the case. The lawsuit asserts on information and belief that the production company (whose past hits include No Country for Old Men, The Truman Show and The Social Network) is currently...
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Russell Crowe wants to set sail with Master and Commander sequel

When The Truman Show director Peter Weir launched Master and Commander back in 2003, it was to be the first voyage of many, with a post-Gladiator Russell Crowe captaining a franchise based on Patrick O’Brian’s Aubrey Maturin novels.

Unfortunately, despite positive reviews, the $93 million domestic gross against a $150 million budget meant that 20th Century Fox packed away the sails for good.

Since then, as with all great seafaring tales, there have been whispers and rumours about potential further installments, and they appear to be gaining traction, for Captain Jack Aubrey himself has tweeted the following:

For the Aubrey Maturin lovers , I do hear whispers indeed that a second voyage is perhaps potentially pre-proposed a possibility . So O’Brian affectionate’s and aficionados , let @20thcenturyfox know of your pleasure .

Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) November 27, 2017

Before we get our hopes up for another adaptation, remember
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Master And Commander sequel teased by Russell Crowe

Joseph Baxter Nov 28, 2017

Russell Crowe gives hope to film fans who want a sequel for 2003’s Master And Commander: The Far Side Of The World.

Russell Crowe’s blockbuster resume might not always include the 2003 maritime movie, Master And Commander: The Far Side of the World. The film struggled a little at the box office, ending - it seems - plans for a series of films.

However, it's a much loved film, and a very good one. And with one Tweet, Crowe seems to have opened the door for a sequel after all...

For the Aubrey Maturin lovers , I do hear whispers indeed that a second voyage is perhaps potentially pre-proposed a possibility . So O%u2019Brian affectionate%u2019s and aficionados , let @20thcenturyfox know of your pleasure .

Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) November 27, 2017

While Crowe's usage of ambiguous qualifications such as “perhaps” and “potentially” in describing what is,
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‘Kepler’s Dream’ Review

Stars: Isabella Blake-Thomas, Holland Taylor, Steven Micheal Quezada, Esperanza Fermin, Sean Patrick Flanery, Kelly Lynch | Written and Directed by Amy Glazer

Sean Patrick Flanery (The Boondock Saints, Powder), Kelly Lynch (Mr.Mercedes, Charlie’s Angels), and Holland Taylor (The Truman Show, Two and-a-Half Men) star in director Amy Glazer’s highly anticipated feature adaptation of the hit Ya novel by Juliet Bell…. Well this one is most definitely a change of pace for a review. However I was really intrigued with this movie and… Oh hell, I don’t know it could be because its nearly Christmas and that is when we drop our movie guard and be open to the possibility of a good weepie!

Bella (Isabella Blake-Thomas) is an eleven year old city slicker who seems to be going through a hell of a time, with her parents being recently divorced, she hardly ever has a chance to
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Watch an exclusive clip from Kepler’s Dream featuring Sean Patrick Flanery and Holland Taylor

Thanks to Leomark Studios, we’ve got an exclusive clip from the upcoming Ya adaptation Kepler’s Dream, which features Sean Patrick Flanery (The Boondock Saints, Powder), and Holland Taylor (The Truman Show, Two and-a-Half Men). Check it out here, or watch it over on our YouTube channel…

Eleven-year-old Ella (Isabella Blake-Thomas) is a city girl forced to spend the summer on the New Mexico ranch of her reclusive grandmother, Violet Von Stern (Holland Taylor), while Ella’s mom (Kelly Lynch) undergoes chemotherapy in another state. As she tries to cope with her grandmother’s strict rules and snooty friends, Ella longs for her mother and begs her estranged father for rescue. But Ella’s dad (Sean Patrick Flanery) has his own reasons to stay away from his childhood home. Meanwhile, Ella finds allies in fatherly ranch hand Miguel (Steven Michael Quezada) and his down-to-earth daughter, Rosie (Esperanza Fermin). But
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Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond - in praise of a profound and moving documentary

Ryan Lambie Nov 21, 2017

A documentary about Jim Carrey's method antics on the set of Man On The Moon turns out to be a profound and moving must-see, Ryan writes...

Why bother? It's a question occasionally worth levelling at the 'Method' - an immersive, all-consuming kind of acting created by the filmmaker and actor Konstantin Stanislavski. At its best, method acting brings us searing, self-searching performances like Robert De Niro's famous turns in Taxi Driver or Raging Bull.

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On the other hand, method acting can sometimes come across as needy and attention-seeking or, perhaps worst of all, a bit of a waste of time. For David Ayer's Suicide Squad, actor Jared Leto reportedly got so embroiled in his character,
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Japan Actually Did A Version Of The Truman Show In Real Life, Except It Was Way Darker

I never thought someone would actually try and make a version of The Truman Show, but I suppose if I did, it would happen in Japan. Calling what the Japanese did the equivalent of The Truman Show, however, is far too kind as they basically destroyed a man's career in one of the most bizarre television shows you're about to learn about. 

Nasubi, a young comedian, was given an "audition" for a tv show and told he might get the job if he could complete the challenge. The challenge was to strip down naked in a room and continue to live there while recording his life 24/7 and surviving only on things he won in sweepstakes. For an astonishing 15 months he kept this up, all the while having no idea that his day to day exploits were being shown to a Japanese audience. No, I'm not making this shit up.

Check out the video below,
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Plan B Picks Up ‘Landscape With Invisible Hand’ From Award-Winning Author

Plan B Picks Up ‘Landscape With Invisible Hand’ From Award-Winning Author
Plan B has acquired the rights to Landscape with Invisible Hand and will adapt the often humorous vignette novel by National Book Award-winning author M.T. Anderson. Published last month to rave reviews and compared to films such as District 9 and The Truman Show, Landscape with Invisible Hand depict a near-future in which an alien species known as the Vuvv has taken over Earth. After the Vuvv’s labor-saving technology causes Earth’s job market and global economy to…
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8 ways The Twilight Zone influenced modern TV and film

Louisa Mellor Nov 25, 2017

The Twilight Zone casts a long shadow over today’s film and TV. We salute the legacy left by Rod Serling’s seminal series…

“Damn near immortal” is how Stephen King described The Twilight Zone in his 1981 study of creepy fiction Danse Macabre, and who could argue with that. Like any decent horror monster, Rod Serling’s 1960s anthology series keeps coming back from the grave. Only last week it was announced that CBS is planning to resurrect its award-winning show once again. The new series will be the latest of several revivals over the decades, including an upcoming stage production set to enjoy its world premiere at London’s Almeida Theatre this December.

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The Twilight Zone doesn’t just keep returning in its own right,
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