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Sundance Channel announced today that actress Lisa Bonet will guest star in a multi-episode arc in the network’s new scripted drama “The Red Road,” slated to premiere in early 2014. Bonet plays the role of Sky Van Der Veen, a Lenape Native American lawyer who has come back to her hometown of Walpole, NJ to rally for justice after a terrible crime has been committed against a member of her tribe. Bonet, best known for her previous role as Denise Huxtable on “The Cosby Show,” and “A Different World,” as well as parts in the films High Fidelity and Enemy of the State, joins previously announced cast members of “The Red Road” including Jason Momoa (Wolves, “Game of Thrones”), »
- April Neale
It was the McDonald’s of video rental chains. The company that squashed countless local mom-and-pop video stores; its ubiquitous blue-and-yellow signs blanketing the country, cities and suburbs alike, with the promise of a largely efficient, largely impersonal, sometimes painless video rental experience.
By 2004, Blockbuster Video had 9,000 remarkably similar-looking locations. By every retail business standard, Blockbuster Video had won. Then, slowly, as The New York Times put it earlier today, “Internet killed the video store.” Blockbuster eventually adapted to changing technology and consumer habits, but not fast enough. There were struggles. Netflix. Policy changes. No late fees! Store closures. Late fees are back again! »
- James Hibberd
Following summer jobs at Adventureland in 2009, co-stars Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg are reuniting for a new movie called American Ultra. Mixing 30 Minutes or Less and Enemy of the State, the film will follow Eisenberg as a lazy stoner named Mike, living with his girlfriend Phoebe in a small, unexciting town. But suddenly, there's something to get Mike moving as his past catches up with him and he finds himself targeted by a government operation for termination. Sounds pretty outlandish, but with a script from Chronicle writer Max Landis, we're actually pretty interested to see how this one plays out. In addition, THR reports Project X director Nima Nourizadeh will be directing. It's interesting that both the writer and director had breakout films using found footage as a narrative element, but there's no indication that this film will utilize the same technique. However, producer Anthony Bregman (who has Enough Said »
- Ethan Anderton
The film follows a financier who becomes embroiled in a violent underworld when his multi-million pound house is mysteriously taken over by squatters.
It is Scanner-Rhodes Productions’ seventh feature and follows 2012 crime-thriller Interview with a Hitman, made in partnership with Kaleidoscope Film Distribution, North Star Ventures and Northern Film and Media. »
You may not quite believe it, but today Will Smith celebrates his 45th birthday. He's come a long, long way since The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, racking up a record-breaking run of $100 million blockbusters (including Men in Black and Independence Day) as well as Academy Award nominations for Ali and The Pursuit of Happyness.
As Big Will prepares to blow out his birthday cake candles, Digital Spy wants to know what your favourite Smith movie is. Do you have a soft spot for his more dramatic work like Six Degrees of Separation, or are you more in sync with his high-octane summer films like Enemy of the State or I Am Legend.
> Will Smith to give up blockbuster movies? - video
View our Will Smith gallery below to refresh your memory, then cast your vote in our reader poll. »
The Walt Disney Studios and Jerry Bruckheimer have decided not to renew their first-look deal when it expires next year. Disney will continue to focus on its branded properties including Disney, Pixar, Marvel and now Lucasfilm, while Bruckheimer is looking to produce more mature films outside the scope of the Disney brand. Disney and Bruckheimer will continue working together on various projects including the fifth installment of Pirates of the Caribbean.
Together Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer have produced such blockbuster hits as the Pirates of The Caribbean and National Treasure films under the Disney brand as well as adult action dramas like Pearl Harbor, Armageddon, Con Air, and The Rock through the Touchstone label.
Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn had this to say.
"Jerry is one of the most respected and prolific producers working in the motion picture industry, and we have had an incredibly successful collaboration over the »
After making millions, or rather billions, from blockbuster franchises The Pirates Of The Caribbean and National Treasure amongst others, The Walt Disney Company and powerhouse producer Jerry Bruckheimer have decided not to re-team once their current first look deal ends next year. The two have apparently come to some sort of amicable divorce but you must wonder if the box-office failure of The Lone Ranger (a film I blooming loved by the way) has something to do with their decision.
Check out the official press release giving details and statements on the split.
The Walt Disney Studios and Jerry Bruckheimer have decided not to renew their first-look deal when it expires next year. Disney will continue to focus on its branded properties including Disney, Pixar, Marvel and now Lucasfilm, while Bruckheimer is looking to produce more mature films outside the scope of the Disney brand. Disney and Bruckheimer will continue »
- Craig Hunter
For years I’ve been attempting to write a piece entitled ‘Why Jerry Bruckheimer needs to Ditch Disney’ but it’s never come off. I’m not entirely sure why I never managed to write anything on the subject but now news breaks that Disney and Bruckheimer Films will be parting ways at the end of 2014, it seems like the perfect time to write my reasons for why I think the main man Jerry needs to break free from The Mouse House.
Disney and Bruckheimer Films first got together back in the 1990s with movies including The Ref, Con Air, Armageddon, Enemy of the State, Gone in 60 Seconds, Coyote Ugly, Pearl Harbor, Bad Company, Veronica Guerin, King Arthur, Confessions of a Shopaholic and Déjà Vu which all fell under the Touchstone Pictures label which is owned by Disney. Because of the success of Touchstone, »
- David Sztypuljak
After several decades together, The Walt Disney Co and producer Jerry Bruckheimer are parting ways.
In an official statement from Disney, the studio has announced that it and Bruckheimer have decided not to renew their current deal which gives Disney first-look rights to the producer's films.
The pair will continue working together on various projects, including a fifth installment in the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise due for release in 2016.
The statement suggests another "National Treasure" film might eventually be in the works, while Bruckheimer himself is: "looking to produce more mature films outside the scope of the Disney brand."
The deal, which began in the 1990s, has yielded over two dozen films including major hits like "Crimson Tide," "Dangerous Minds," "The Rock," "Con Air," "Gone in 60 Seconds," "Remember the Titans," "Armageddon," "Enemy of the State," "Pearl Harbor," "National Treasure," "Deja Vu," "G-Force" and the four "Pirates of the Caribbean" films. »
- Garth Franklin
News Den Of Geek 20 Sep 2013 - 10:37
Our lookbacks at an assortment of 1990s movies, all gathered together in one place!
Here's a page that should take you straight to the lookback of a 1990s movie of your choice. Let us know if index pages like this are helpful, and we'll pop a few more together if they are...
Alien Resurrection. Not the franchise's finest hour...
Beauty And The Beast. Disney's finest animated movie? Simon thinks so...
Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey. An article we wrote celebrating the film as it hit its 20th birthday.
The Boondock Saints. The infamous film, and its equally infamous behind the scenes documentary.
Buffy The Vampire Slayer. Much maligned, but is it actually any good?
Captain America. Not the recent version. The cheap version.
Contact The »
The Walt Disney Studios and Jerry Bruckheimer have decided not to renew their first-look deal when it expires next year, ending a relationship that’s been one of Hollywood’s more successful partnerships since the 1990s.
The studio said it will continue to focus on its branded franchise films from the Disney, Pixar, Marvel and now Lucasfilm banners, while Bruckheimer is looking to produce a slate of “more mature” pics outside the scope of the Disney brand. Translation: there just wasn’t room for Bruckheimer in the Mouse House anymore.
Disney’s move to make films that are franchise friendly for not only the multiplex but also TV, theme parks and Disney’s consumer products division wound up giving Bruckheimer few options for more adult fare that he’s been developing for years. Those projects include an adaptation of Lorenzo Carcaterra’s 1997 novel “Apaches,” about renegade cops in New York »
- Marc Graser and Dave McNary
Jerry Bruckheimer and Disney will soon discuss whether to continue a relationship that’s been in place since the 1990s or part ways.
The prolific producer will begin meeting with Disney studio chief Alan Horn next month over a new deal to replace a current first look pact that expires in spring 2014, Variety has learned.
Bruckheimer has several films in development at Disney, including a fifth “Pirates of the Caribbean,” that was recently pulled from the summer 2015 release schedule in order to improve the script, and a third “National Treasure,” among other projects. Bruckheimer also has a close relationship with Johnny Depp, with the two launching the “Pirates” franchise together, which has gone on to earn more than $5.4 billion worldwide for Disney.
Overall, Bruckheimer’s films have earned more than $3.4 billion for Disney domestically alone.
But Disney is a different studio these days from when it turned to Bruckheimer to »
- Marc Graser and Justin Kroll
Tony Scott‘s True Romance is probably one of my top ten all-time favorite movies, which is kind of weird since Badlands is one of my top five all-time favorite films. Or maybe it’s appropriate that this is the case. I’m sure that one of the reasons I fell in love with this movie is because of how directly it’s inspired by and references the earlier Terrence Malick film. Notice I make the distinction between movies and films. Scott made movies, Malick makes films. Scott also made a movie I like that directly references another of my all-time favorite films (Enemy of the State –> The Conversation). I was sad when Scott died particularly because I was hoping he’d eventually cover all my top shelf titles (just imagine what he could have done with Duck Soup!). Then again, maybe he’d have just redone himself, the way he did with Domino, which »
- Christopher Campbell
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away almost every director in Hollywood shot their films on 35 mm film. Now, the switchover from film to digital photography is almost complete, with even old school diehards like Martin Scorsese making the transition (this fall's "Wolf of Wall Street" will be his first non-3D digital movie). Oddly enough, J.J. Abrams, a futuristically-minded filmmaker who seems to always be looking forward, has become a notable holdout, refusing to adopt the new technology. Even odder is that this will continue with his biggest project yet: Disney's "Star Wars: Episode VII." He's also recruited an old favorite as the movie's cinematographer. According to The Force.net, at an industry event in Los Angeles, the announcement was made that the amazingly talented Dan Mindel will be photographing the new galactic adventure (on actual film!). Mindel, who memorably collaborated with Tony Scott on "Enemy of the State, »
- Drew Taylor
Let there be lens flares! Earlier today it was announced at an event called "Asc Breakfast with Dan Mindel" that Mindel will be joining J.J. Abrams on Star Wars: Episode VII. Dan Mindel previously collaborated with Abrams on Mission: Impossible III as the director of photography and was the cinematographer for the last two Star Trek films. Mindel has also worked on other films such as John Carter, Enemy Of The State and G.I. Jane. It was also revealed at the event that »
- Jesse Giroux
Papa don't preach! Ally McBeal star James LeGros has been cast on Revenge's third season, we've exclusively learned. LeGros, who most recently appeared on HBO's hit series Girls, is set to join the ABC sudser in the recurring role of Father Paul when it returns in September. Father Paul will be introduced to viewers after Emily (Emily VanCamp) seeks him out; he also has ties to the Grayson family...never a good thing in the Hamptons! LeGros has also appeared on Justified and Grey's Anatomy, as well as the miniseries Mildred Pierce and in films such as Point Break and Enemy of the State. This is just the latest new casting for Revenge's third »
It's been more than a decade since the 1990s ended, yet the Internet can't seem to go a day without a reminder of the neon slap bracelets that may have been banned from your school.
Yes, we get it. Times are tough and there's comfort in reflection, but enough is enough.
Below, a final goodbye to the 90s to end the nostalgia once and for all. (We're not kidding. There are 1990 items below.)
2. "The Wild Thornberries"
3. Dawson and Joey
5. Mr. Feeny
7. MTV playing music videos
9. The premiere of "Freaks and Geeks"
10. Levar Burton
13. "The Powerpuff Girls"
14. "Smart Guy"
15. Comedy Central globe logo with buildings
16. "The X-Files"
17. Rosie O'Donnell
18. Bill Nye
19. "Dawson's Creek"
20. The Mighty Ducks"
21. "Are You Afraid of the Dark"
23. Rachel Green
24. Tim Allen
25. "All That"
26. "Beverly Hills 90210"
27. "Step by Step"
28. "The Ren & Stimpy Show"
29. "The Famous Jett Jackson"
30. "Buffy the Vampire Slayer »
- The Huffington Post
What are some of the greatest financial perks of filming in your state? 25% refundable tax credit, sales tax exemption What tax credits are available for productions in your state? 25% refundable tax credit What are some of the locations in your state that filmmakers should know about? Maryland has been called "America in Minature". A variety of looks in close proximity include the roliing country side of "Runaway Bride", the inner city of "The Wire", the waterfront estates of "Wedding Crashers", the urban hipness of "Step Up" and "Step Up 2", the historical sites of "Gods and Generals", and the doubling of Washington DC in "House of Cards", "Veep", "Live Free or Die Hard", "Enemy of the State" and "Head of State" Are there studios and soundstages that the state hosts that filmmakers should know about? Most productions rent warehouse space to buld sets and use as a soundstage What can you »
Last week's Nsa leaks scandal had a scary side-story: a poll found that many Americans were not that worried about the degree of access the agency apparently now has to their digital lives. Perhaps it is because "precrime", a sci-fi concept of some vintage, is now real.
Hollywood has been softening us up for this for years now, accustoming us to the notion that our spending habits, our location, our every movement and conversation, are visible to others whose motives we cannot know.
The Nsa (unofficial motto: "Nobody Say Anything") and Hollywood (unofficial motto: "Nobody Knows Anything") have been feeling each other up at arm's length for decades, but after 9/11 era the romance became official, and surveillance-based entertainment, from 24 to Alias, from Spooks to Big Brother to Person of Interest, »
- John Patterson
How did we get so complacent about agency eavesdropping? Movies have got us used to the sight of the human being as pixellated quarry, tracked by powerful technology
Last week's Nsa leaks scandal had one scary side-story: a poll determining that a slim but clear majority of Americans weren't worried in the least about the 360-degree, all-platform access that the eavesdropping agency apparently now has to their phone, internet and wireless communications. Orwell's telescreen is part of our accepted digital furniture now, it seems, and Big Brother is regarded as a gentle protector rather than an iron-fisted tormentor even as sales of Nineteen Eighty-Four skyrocket on Amazon. And "precrime", a sci-fi concept of considerable vintage, is now a real thing, apparently. Another good reason that the representative fictional American citizen of our broken times is the zombie.
For a country overly prone to citing its foundational documents and the rights »
- John Patterson
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