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The Next Jurassic World Film

14 June 2015 8:34 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Commenting on the Critics with Simon Columb…

Matt Singer writes for Screencrush about a new trend, whereby reboots ignore prior sequels and explicitly create a follow-up to the original film:

“But what Colin Trevorrow (and, by extension, Jurassic World) doesn’t mention is the fact that both movies (The Lost World: Jurassic Park and Jurassic Park III) also conclude with scenes beyond the borders of Isla Sorna, and those scenes would make it almost impossible for Jurassic World to exist.”

Read the full article (and I recommend you do) here.

Singer’s article for Screencrush fascinated me. On the one hand, I absolutely agree with his “lazy-writing”/‘selective-sequels’ argument. Too often, reboots pick nostalgic moments to build from and ignore anything that doesn’t fit the new instalment. Indeed, the Fast & Furious series is so strong because of the detailed history behind each new adventure. Even X-Men: Days of Future Past, »

- Simon Columb

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Nick Cassavetes may direct Jackie Chan in action thriller The Foreigner

8 June 2015 6:46 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Variety is reporting that recent "The Good, The Bad & The Badass" subject Jackie Chan is final talks to star in an action thriller titled The Foreigner for Stx Entertainment. Nick Cassavetes (The Other Woman, Alpha Dog) is in negotiations to direct the planned movie from a script by Enemy Of The State and Live Free Or Die Hard screenwriter David Marconi, which is based on the 1992 Stephen... Read More »

- Jesse Giroux

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Jackie Chan To Star In The Foreigner, Rush Hour 4 And Shanghai Dawn

7 June 2015 8:06 AM, PDT | AsianMoviePulse | See recent AsianMoviePulse news »

Jackie Chan remains the busiest actor around and at 61 years of age, he doesn’t seem to be slowing down any time just yet. Jackie has just signed on to star in the upcoming movie “The Foreigner“, where Jackie will play restaurant owner in London’s Chinatown who has to go after Irish Terrorists who killed his daughter. The book was adapted by David Marconi (Enemy of the State, Mission Impossible 2) which was titled “The Chinaman” and will be released by Stx Entertainment.

This sounds like it’ll be a great flick and one that will be straight out action and seems like little comedy involved, but if you want comedy/action then soon Jackie will be making Rush Hour 4 with Chris tucker and Shanghai Dawn with Owen Wilson.

Jackie also has Skiptrace coming out in the near future, so out of these movies which ones are you looking forward to the most? »

- kingofkungfu

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Jackie Chan to Star in Action-Thriller ‘The Foreigner’ for Stx

5 June 2015 5:16 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Stx Entertainment is in final negotiations with Jackie Chan to star in the action thriller “The Foreigner,” with shooting expected to start in October.

Nick Cassavetes is in talks to direct a script based on the Stephen Leather novel “The Chinaman,” which was published in 1992. The story centers on a restaurant owner in London’s Chinatown who is tracking down a group of Irish terrorists responsible for the death of his daughter.

David Marconi wrote the adaptation. His credits include “Enemy of the State” and “Live Free or Die Hard.”

Chan, 61, has acted in more than 150 films since the 1960s and is most famous for his martial arts. He starred in the “Rush Hour” trilogy for New Line.

Cassavetes’ directing credits include “The Other Woman” and “The Notebook.”

Stx was launched last year by film producer Robert Simonds and Tpg managing partner Bill McGlashan to produce projects in the $10 million »

- Dave McNary

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Why 1998 Was the Best Year In Film History

27 April 2015 12:46 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

All week long our writers will debate: Which was the greatest film year of the past half century.  Check here for a complete list of our essays. Just one glance at the Oscar nominees for 1998 might make it seem less a questionable choice for “best year in film” — and more an insane one.   Instead of a 1974 – The Godfather II, The Conversation, Chinatown, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, etc – or even a 1994, where Shawshank, Quiz Show, and Pulp Fiction lost to Gump – you choose a year where the Oscars would allow Roberto Benigni to climb atop both the figurative and literal chairs of the Shrine?   Fine, step away from the Oscars. Would you still celebrate a year that saw not one, but two movies about asteroids threatening the Earth?  A year that saw such scars carved across cinematic history as Patch Adams, My Giant, Stepmom, and Krippendorf’s Tribe?   It bears repeating: Krippendorf’S Tribe? »

- Michael Oates Palmer

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Scorsese's 'Macbeth', Campbell is Ronnie in 'Fargo', Stiller Says No to Directing 'Good Will Hunting'

25 March 2015 11:07 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Roadside Attractions has picked up U.S. distribution rights to Roland Emmerich's Stonewall, a drama set against the 1969 Stonewall Riots when the gay community rioted against a police raid that took place at the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village. The film stars Jeremy Irvine, Caleb Landry Jones, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Ron Perlman and Joey King. Deadline Speaking of Emmerich, he revealed on Twitter that Vivica A. Fox, recent star of Sharknado 2: The Second One, would be reprising her role as Jasmine Dubrow, the stripper with a heart of gold, in Independence Day 2. Fox took to Twitter with her own response. https://twitter.com/MsVivicaFox/status/580221878695899137 You want a Super Troopers sequelc Well, the Broken Lizard troupe is lining up Super Troopers 2, but they need your help via an IndieGoGo campaign looking for $2 million with $1.8 million raised as of this posting. 20th Century Fox is reportedly lined up to distribute. »

- Brad Brevet

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Smith to Have One of His Worst Domestic Openings Ever: 'Focus'

1 March 2015 1:58 AM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'Focus' movie: Will Smith has third weakest weekend box-office debut of his career (photo: Will Smith in 'Focus') According to those referred to in polite society as "conservatives," winter storms and freezing temperatures are evidence that there's no such thing as global warming. Let's not even go there. Instead, let's focus (bad pun intended) on the Focus movie starring Will Smith and Margot Robbie as a con couple, which opened below expectations – with wintery weather as a possible culprit – in North America this weekend, February 27-March 1, 2015. According to box-office tracking, as late as a couple of days ago Warner Bros.' modestly budgeted Focus was expected to take in between $22-24 million. Barring a miracle akin to a sudden halt to rising ocean temperatures (pardon the hyperbole), that's not about to happen. Now, before I proceed: "modestly budgeted"? Well, for a Will Smith movie, $50 million – after »

- Zac Gille

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Will Smith Gets A Bounty On His Head

19 February 2015 3:04 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Warner Bros. Pictures

Will Smith seems determined to prove that there’s life after After Earth, in his career at least. Following his lacklustre M. Night Shyamalan team-up that went the way every M. Night Shyamalan film has in the past decade, he’s set to return to screens next week in Focus, take aim as Deadshot in the Suicide Squad adaptation, and now go on the run in a Fugitive-fashioned action thriller, Bounty, which he’s also set to produce.

Sharing absolutely no connection with the last choice chocolate at the bottom of the selection box, Bounty is being written by Sascha Penn and will see Smith as a man wrongfully imprisoned for a murder he had no part in, only to escape in an effort to prove his innocence. Out on the run and desperate to clear his name, things are made all the more tricky when the »

- Nicholas Staniforth

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Will Smith Admits to Feeling 'Broken' After Failure of After Earth

9 February 2015 4:15 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Will Smith admits he's under a bright spotlight with his new film - fittingly titled Focus - after his last movie failed at the box office. "For me, this film really marks a transition in my life and emotionally and in my career," Smith said Sunday during a press conference for Focus at The Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake Village, California. "After the failure of After Earth, a thing got broken in my mind. I was like, 'Oh, wow. I'm still alive. Oh, wow. Actually, I still am me, even though the movie didn't open number one. Wait. I can »

- Wade Rouse, @waderouse

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The Definitive Movies of 1995

30 January 2015 8:01 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

30. Sense and Sensibility

Directed by: Ang Lee

Ang Lee has gone in about eight different directions in terms of genre. His resume includes “The Ice Storm,” “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” Hulk,” “Brokeback Mountain,” “Life of Pi,” and this delightful Jane Austen adaptation, starring Emma Thompson, Hugh Grant, Alan Rickman, and young Kate Winslet. “Sense and Sensibility” took home the Oscar for Adapted Screenplay for the story of the Dashwood family, a mother widowed and left in difficult circumstances after her husband has left his fortune to his first wife, instead of his current one. So Mrs. Dashwood (Gemma Jones) and her daughters Fanny, Marianne, and Elinor (Harriet Walter, Winslet, Thompson) have to find a way to survive in a world ruled by men and the rules that seem to create obstacle after obstacle for them. Unfortunately, given the era, they are viewed as “unmarryable,” since they have no fortune and no prospects. »

- Joshua Gaul

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