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Updated: Bret Harrison (Orange County) and Aaron McCusker (Shameless, Dexter) have been cast as series regulars in ABC’s 10-episode drama series The Astronaut Wives Club, from Fake Empire, Groundswell Productions and ABC Studios, eyed for 2015. Written by Stephanie Savage based on Lily Koppel’s book and directed by Nick Cassavetes, it tells the real story of the women who stood beside some of the biggest heroes in American history during the height of the space race. Harrison will play Gordon “Gordo” Cooper, one of the original astronauts. His wandering ways pushed his wife, Trudy, to the brink of divorce, but he’s convinced her to come back so he can have his shot at space. McCusker, repped by UK’s Curtis Brown and Kritzer Levine Wilkins Griffin Nilon Entertainment, will play Wally Schirra, another one of the original astronauts who’s also a prankster. Daniel London (Minority Report, Patch Adams »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
Two forces to be reckoned with have teamed up to bring us our first look at "It's Hell Getting Old," a horror short from director Patrick Rea that will be part of Blanc/Biehn Productions' new elevator-set anthology Hellevator Man.
Kansas City-based Rea's short stars Kip Niven (Jayhawkers, New Year’s Evil), Joicie Appell (Nailbiter), Victor Raider-Wexler (Minority Report), and Nancy Marcy. It was executive produced by Jennifer Blanc-Biehn, Michael Biehn, and Lony Ruhmann.
The script, written by Rea, deals with four elderly people trapped in an elevator on their way to their 50th Class Reunion, and one of them may have forgotten to take some important medication. The film was shot in Kansas City, Missouri, and the director of photography was Hanuman Brown-Eagle.
In addition to a few behind-the-scenes photos from "It's Hell Getting Old," we also have the kick-off announcement for Bbp's Mindless, a mind-bending thriller that marks »
- Debi Moore
The husband-and-wife producer team of Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald have a pretty interesting résumé, as these things go: their credits range from blockbusters like "Men in Black" to specialty passion projects like Guillermo Arriaga's "The Burning Plain." In their 12-year tenure as founding presidents of DreamWorks, they shepherded the likes of "Gladiator," "Minority Report" and "Sweeney Todd"; more recently, away from the studio, they collaborated with Paramount on the Denzel Washington vehicle "Flight." (Parkes, meanwhile, has been Oscar-nominated for producing "Awakenings" and the documentary "The California Reich," as well as for writing "WarGames.") So while they produce their share of filler too (take your time, "Men in Black 4"), when they team up on something more interesting-sounding, the results are often notable. In this case, the project is "See You Evil," a drama to be adapted by screenwriter Kurt Wimmer ("Salt," "The Thomas Crown Affair") from an article by Brendan I. »
- Guy Lodge
UK-based fans of the deranged antics of one Herbert West in Stuart Gordon's classic Re-Animator have reason to be very, very excited as Second Sight have announced details of their upcoming limited edition DVD and Blu-ray releases of the film, hitting shelves this June 2.
From the Press Release:
It gave 80s horror a gore-filled boot up the backside, proudly challenging others to match its level of blood and guts, and now Re-Animator is being brought back to life, this time in a stunning high definition Blu-ray thanks to Second Sight Films.
And as if that wasn't enough, this outrageous, game-changing horror directed by Stuart Gordon (From Beyond) and produced by Brian Yuzna (Society) comes complete with buckets of additional features and a stunning Steelbook edition. There's more gore than ever too - the double-disc Blu-ray contains not one, but two versions of the gorefest that is Re-Animator, extended And deleted scenes, »
Word has come our way that The Zombinator is heading to DVD, and we're sure he'll be back. Then back again... Then back once more... I guess you could pretty much repeat this until someone lands a well placed headshot on him!
A town relies on one man to save them from planned destruction in The Zombinator, coming to DVD and VOD May 13 from Inception Media Group.
While filming a documentary in a small Ohio town, a group of college students come face to face with the undead, turning the class project into an horrific nightmare.
Behind the zombie takeover is an evil corporation intent on lowering the town’s population, and a mercenary working for the company, the Colonel (Patrick Kilpatrick; Minority Report, Eraser, Last Man Standing), has exposed the locals to an infectious serum.
- Steve Barton
We spend a lot of time here on the internet talking about the Meaning of blockbuster movies, attempting to analyze what some new mega-successful PG-13 rated corporate-branded movie says about our culture or the age we live in. We do this maybe because blockbuster movies have become more interested in tackling weighty themes. (9/11 is all over the Christopher Nolan Batman movies and the J.J. Abrams Star Trek movies; conversely, it’s difficult to graft some larger mid-’90s topical narrative onto Star Trek: First Contact or Batman Forever.) But we also do this because blockbuster movies are popular, and »
- Darren Franich
Turns out there was something behind that Ridley Scott/Halo rumor from January. The Wrap reports Scott and David Zucker of Scott Free will produce a live-action Halo project with Xbox Entertainment Studios and 343 Industries. Sergio Mimica-Gezzan (Battlestar Galactica) will direct from a script by Paul Scheurig (Prison Break), set in the 26th century around "a surgically-enhanced super soldier who is not Master Chief." The format of the "chaptered digital feature project" is reportedly similar to Machima's Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn five-part series. Note that this is entirely separate from Steven Spielberg's live-action Halo project, although Mimic-Gezzan served as first assistant director on eight Spielberg films including Minority Report and Saving Private Ryan. It is expected Microsoft will reveal more about Scott's Halo project at E3 in June and release it by the end of 2014. Watch the first part of Forward Unto Dawn after the jump. »
- Brendan Bettinger
Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo.
Starring Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Samuel L. Jackson, Anthony Mackie, Frank Grillo, Robert Redford, Cobie Smulders, Toby Jones, Emily VanCamp, Hayley Atwell and George St-Pierre.
Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world and battles a new threat from old history: the Soviet agent known as the Winter Soldier.
Full of eye popping fight scenes, awesomely cool characters and an unexpectedly intelligent foray into a question of morals, 136 minutes will fly by in an instant as Captain America: The Winter Soldier is promoted in rank as one of the best Marvel Universe films thus far.
Nearly fully acclimatised to the modern day USA, the hulking Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) find his honesty and good-nature challenged as S.H.I.E.L.D. is corrupted by a past enemy. This latest threat even has the Director of S.H.I.E.L.D., Nick Fury »
- Gary Collinson
The film’s featured footage during Universal Pictures’ presentation this week has a lot of special effects. And when we’re speaking of special effects—we’re saying like on the same level like “Matrix” and “Minority Report.”
Latino-Review was present during this presentation.
The footage reveals more plotlines and here is what we learn:
*She was kidnapped by Asian criminals after a party and the unknown drugs were surgically placed inside her body. Another group of Asian thugs beat her during an interrogation thus some of the drugs inside her body went into her bloodstream;
*Morgan Freeman played a college professor who studies the brain. »
- Gig Patta
Over the course of his career, actor Tom Cruise has made a name for himself in the science fiction genre, with films such as Minority Report, War of the Worlds, and Oblivion part of his filmography. Actress Emily Blunt has found herself dabbling in the genre as well, with recent efforts such as The Adjustment Bureau and Looper. Thus, the announcement that the two of them would be working together on a new project in the genre was met with excitement. Titled Edge of Tomorrow, the film is an adaptation of the novel All You Need is Kill, with Doug Liman in the director’s chair, and Lara Pulver, Bill Paxton, and Jeremy Piven among the co-stars. A new trailer for the film has now been released, and can be seen below.
- Deepayan Sengupta
Update 3/25/14: A new Edge of Tomorrow trailer has hit online, and we've embedded it below: Previously 12/11/13: Nobody does big-budget sci-fi quite like Tom Cruise. He hasn't even done a ton of them in his career, but the ones he has done have all sealed his fate as a great presence to watch using crazy technology or fighting alien forces. Even though he's a superstar, there's still something so casual and cool about Cruise, which makes the spectacle side of his films stand out all the more. His personality doesn't eclipse the visual effects or out-of-this-world stories, which is a quality you want in movies like War of the Worlds and Minority Report. His latest is Edge of Tomorrow (previously called All You Need Is Kill), where he stars alongside...
- Peter Hall
Nobody does big-budget sci-fi quite like Tom Cruise. There's something so casual and cool about him, and his personality doesn't eclipse the visual effects or out-of-this-world stories--a quality you want in movies like War of the Worlds and Minority Report. His latest is Edge of Tomorrow (previously called All You Need Is Kill), where he stars alongside Emily Blunt in a high-concept plot that we're just going to let the official synopsis handle: The epic action of Edge of Tomorrow unfolds in a near future in which an alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world. Major William Cage (Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously dropped into what amounts to a suicide...
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David Goyer is producing the futuristic female driven thriller which is in the vein of “Minority Report” and “Inception.” In the pic, Somacell imagines a near future where violent criminals can be rehabilitated using technology that allows counselor to enter prisoners’ memories and influence them to change their actions. When one counselor starts to believe her patient is innocent, she unravels a terrifying conspiracy and maybe even her own reality.
He is repped by CAA and Untitled Entertainment.
- Justin Kroll
“The reason this is happening is because I’m pursuing my own agenda about the school and what I think it should teach,” said George Lucas, who endowed three new chairs in a dedication at the USC School of Cinematic Arts Thursday. The audience laughed, but he drove his point home.
“Don’t forget the basics. Don’t get enamored with new technology, because it’s not new. Just the medium we’re working in is new, but that doesn’t change anything. The art of what we do is exactly the same. It’s beyond technology. It’s the art of movies.”
The younger attendees in the audience tittered with excitement as the “Star Wars” creator – who was perhaps the most casually dressed that night in jeans – spoke.
- Alex Stedman
A month ago, the news that Hollywood is actually working on a Minecraft movie would have been cause for chortling. “A movie adaptation of Minecraft?” we would’ve scoffed, sipping our highballs and dipping our breadrolls into a carafe filled with Beluga caviar. “Goodness, how silly! There’s no story to Minecraft! It’s just lots of blocks you use to build things!” This was before the release of The Lego Movie, which took the whole “blocks-used-to-build-things” concept and turned it into a pretty freaking good movie.
So, for the moment, it’s possible to be optimistic. As reported by Deadline, »
- Darren Franich
Won’t someone save cable news? It’s not just that ratings are down across the board for the Big Three 24-hour networks — although 2013 was unquestionably a bad year for everyone. Far more damaging, I think, is the fact that cable news as an aesthetic — as a compelling method for exploring the important topics of our modern era — has entered what feels like a late-decadent period. The typical news anchor on CNN or MSNBC or Fox News floats across a set built out of touchscreen walls and occasional chat-friendly desks: It’s like all of cable news takes place in »
- Darren Franich
Cinema history has a few great double-up years: 12-month periods in which a classic filmmaker had not one but two great films. Mel Brooks may be the most notorious, releasing two of the best comedies of all time in 1974 (“Blazing Saddles” & “Young Frankenstein”) and Steven Spielberg has arguably done it a few times, inarguably in 1993 (“Jurassic Park” & “Schindler’s List”) and he would double-up again in 2002 (“Minority Report” & “Catch Me If You Can”) and 2011 (“Tintin” & “War Horse”).
One of the most-often forgotten double-up years was Alfred Hitchcock’s first year as an American filmmaker — 1940, which saw the premiere of “Rebecca” in April and “Foreign Correspondent” in August. The former has been a Criterion inductee for years and the latter joins the most important club in Blu-ray/DVD history this week in a finely-transferred and wonderfully accompanied release.
“Rebecca” has the higher historical pedigree, largely because it’s less dry »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
It’s time to spot the dead people again in “The Second Sight”, a Thai horror with a not exactly original premise following a man cursed with the ability to see ghosts, in this case a lawyer who can also visualise karma. Shot in 3D, the film was directed by Pornchai Hongrattanaporn, usually known for comedies such as “Bangkok Loco” and “Princess Tukky Sells Frogs”. The lawyer in question is Jate (Pong Nawat Kulrattanarak), an attorney who since childhood has been able to see ghosts and to foretell the ways in which people will die, a talent which helps him in his work but which he understandably hides from those around him. Things get complicated when he lands his latest case, a fatal car crash on a bridge involving a rich young spoiled brat of a girl called Kaew (Mild Wiraporn Jiravechsoontornkul) that left several dead. Though everyone else believes Kaew guilty, »
- James Mudge
Stars: Joel Kinnaman, Douglas Urbanski, Abbie Cornish, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Jackie Earle Haley, Michael K. Williams, Jennifer Ehle, Jay Baruchel, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Samuel L. Jackson, Aimee Garcia | Written by Joshua Zetumer | Directed by Jose Padilha
Remakes eh? They’re not going away are they? I’m not going to proselytize in favour or against them; as long as punters keep lining up to see the same stories retold every decade or so with younger actors and fancier graphics then studios are going to keep making them. They’re safe bets. But there’s a difference between remaking and sanitising. Paul Verhoeven’s eighties original RoboCop is a scuzzy, violent piece of work and all the better for it. The moment the BBFC’s 12a certificate appears on screen for the 2014 version, it’s hard to not to feel just a little bit disappointed. Of course, you can get away »
- Jack Kirby
Boyega, 21, starred in 2011’s Brit cult hit “Attack the Block,” which grossed $4 million in the U.K., and recently made a splash at Sundance as the star of “Imperial Dreams,” in which he plays an ex-con and aspiring writer trying to turn his life around. He just signed on to play Jesse Owens in “Race,” which is being sold at Berlin.
The actor, from a tough part of South London, says he could relate to the universal story of “Dreams,” which is set in and around the Imperial Gardens housing project in South Los Angeles. “The culture is different, the language and the accent,” he notes. But it helped that producer Jonathan Schwartz and director Malik Vitthal gave him four weeks before filming to prep in the neighborhood, where he was embraced by residents.
Discovering His Identity
Boyega says he stumbled into acting because he loved »
- Carole Horst
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