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With Aquaman gearing up to go into production in Australia, director James Wan has revealed that he will be reuniting with The Conjuring 2 cinematographer Don Burgess on the 2018 DC solo movie, with Wan posting the following to Twitter:
Don Burgess. Some upcoming kid I gave a break to on Conjuring 2. https://t.co/BMzyqzrSE3
— James Wan (@creepypuppet) February 20, 2017
Burgess is an Academy Award-nominated cinematographer, whose extensive C.V. includes Forrest Gump, Contact, Cast Away, Spider-Man, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, The Polar Express, The Book of Eli, The Muppets, Flight, Allied and Monster Trucks.
Aquaman is set for release on October 5th, 2018 and stars Jason Momoa as the titular hero, along with Amber Heard as Mera, Patrick Wilson as Ocean Master, Willem Dafoe as Dr. Vulko, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, »
- Gary Collinson
The biggest curveball from Tuesday morning’s Oscars announcement arguably wasn’t the nominees — it was how the Academy decided to unveil them. Rather than a live press conference at the crack of dawn in Los Angeles, ABC aired a protracted infomercial, starring second-tier Oscar winners like Marcia Gay Harden and Dustin Lance Black.
“La La Land” beat out all other films, with a record-tying 14 nominations (on par with “Titanic” and “All About Eve”). “Arrival” and “Moonlight” followed up with eight each. And in other good news: After two years of #OscarsSoWhite, 35 percent of this year’s acting nominees are people of color, including previous winners Denzel Washington (“Fences”) and Octavia Spencer (“Hidden Figures”).
Here are the 12 most glaring snubs and surprises.
- Ramin Setoodeh
In the clip from tonight’s premiere, which you can watch above, troop commander Rip (Goggins) and the other SEALs in his unit attempt to figure out how to treat an injured woman who could also be a suicide bomber. Rip and his troops — Bear (Barry Sloane), Caulder (Kyle Schmid), Buddha (Juan-Pablo Raba), Chase (Edwin Hodge), Buck (Donny Boaz), and Fishbait (Jaylen Moore) — are tasked with some of the most dangerous missions in the military.
The “Muttaqi” that Rip refers to in the clip is the Osama bin Laden-esque mastermind whose actions have so unnerved Rip that he commits an act even his own men think is over the line, setting off a chain of events that will eventually lead to Rip’s kidnapping by Boko Haram. It »
- Oriana Schwindt
3 items from 2017
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