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With production under way in New York City on Warner Bros.' Ocean's Eight, this Ocean's Eleven spin-off has finally found its villain. Damian Lewis is in final negotiations to join this star-studded film, which has a cast lead by Oscar winners Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett and Anne Hathaway. The remaining members of the title group are played by Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter, Mindy Kaling, Awkwafina and Sarah Paulson.
Variety reports that the actor has been spotted on the set over the past few weeks, and he will be playing the ex-lover of Sandra Bullock's character, who is also the target of the group's heist plans. While no official plot details have surfaced, there have been rumors that this team of eight has been assembled to pull off a heist during the Met Ball, where they will steal a valuable necklace and frame the gallery owner for the crime. »
Ben Holliday Nov 29, 2016
How the movies help us deal with loss - and how the likes of Star Wars show that life goes on...
Lord Of The Rings was a transient and some may say biblical experience for the younger me. Peter Jackson’s magnum opus was a trilogy to call my own; in a world full of Star Wars, Back To The Future and Star Trek I had finally gone to the cinema year after year to experience my own cultural mega event. Howard Shore’s score was my score. Legolas taking down the Oliphant was My Luke ensnaring the At-at with his snowspeeder cable. If they were ever to return to Middle Earth an screw it up years down the line, it would be my childhood getting defiled.
And then The Hobbit happened. »
Listen to the winds of the approaching winter, and you might hear that season 6 is coming. The sixth season of Game of Thrones arrives on Blu-ray and DVD today, and to celebrate the release, HBO will bring interactive behind-the-scenes experiences to New York City, Chicago, and Los Angeles in the coming weeks.
Press Release: New York, NY November 14, 2015 -- The Emmy® Award-winning HBO® series Game of Thrones is known for many things: shocking deaths, breathtaking special effects and, when it comes to DVD releases, extensive and captivating bonus content. To celebrate the November 15 release of Game of Thrones: The Complete Sixth Season on Blu-ray™ and DVD, HBO is bringing the box set’s exclusive bonus features to life in three groundbreaking events with interactive experiences including photo, video and virtual reality that take fans behind the scenes and immerse them into the world of Game of Thrones.
- Derek Anderson
Game Of Thrones is one of the most successful TV show in the past decade with 109 Primetime Emmy nominations over the first six seasons. The show currently takes the 4th spot on the IMDb ranking of best TV Shows, leaving only the masterpieces of Band of Brothers (2001), Planet Earth (2006), and Breaking Bad (2008) in front of them with minimal difference.
Unfortunately, the creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have confirmed the rumors that the George R.R. Martin novel-based series will end after the next two seasons. While the exact release date of Season 7 is not known yet, HBO has confirmed that the fans will have to wait until the summer of 2017 to see how the thrilling cliffhanger of last season will turn out. One can only hope the last two seasons will contain epic cinematography such as in The Battle Of The Bastards episode.
While reviewing infographics or re-watching the show »
- The Hollywood News
Most people know Tom Hanks as a two-time Oscar winning actor. Some would recognize him as the sometimes-director behind works including That Thing You Do!, and others know him simply as his often-nickname “America’s Dad.” But the beloved actor may not be as well known as one of Hollywood’s top producers, with 50 producing credits to his name from Band of Brothers to My Big Fat Greek Wedding to Olive Kitteridge. The actor, who recently picked up a lifetime achievement award at the Rome Film Fest, takes a hands-on role as producer in his own films and those of others, beyond just attaching his […] »
- Ariston Anderson
When Justin Timberlake and the Tennessee Kids swung by Las Vegas to bring the curtain down on their barnstoming 20/20 Experience world tour, director Jonathan Demme was present, camera in hand, and ready to capture the event in all of its spectacular glory.
Filmed in 2015, it was only recently that Netflix snapped up distribution rights to Demme’s feature, and we now arrive at the reveal trailer for Justin Timberlake and the Tennessee Kids. As the final date in their worldwide tour, there was a tremendous amount of anticipation swirling around the music group as they entertained those in attendance at the MGM Grand Garden Arena and, as you can gather from the video up above, they didn’t disappoint.
As far as Netflix Originals go, Demme’s picture isn’t likely to occupy headlines left, right and center in the vein of, say, Luke Cage, but it does present a »
- Michael Briers
Lifetime will air a two-hour documentary special titled “JonBenét’s Mother: Victim or Killer?” in November, following the premiere of the scripted movie based on the 20-year-old murder case. The documentary, which will premiere on Saturday, November 5, will focus on JonBenét Ramsey’s mother, Patsy. The special promises to feature people who have never spoken publicly, as well as a fresh look at the crime. It will also examine the evidence through the lens of modern forensic technology. The premiere will follow the debut of the scripted film “Who Killed JonBenét?,” starring Eion Bailey (“Band of Brothers”), Michel Gill (“Mr. Robot“), Julia Campbell (“Romy. »
- Reid Nakamura
Following a well-received debut at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this month, Netflix has unveiled a brand new trailer and poster for Justin Timberlake and The Tennessee Kids. The documentary centers around the titular actor and performer during the last concert of his 20/20 Experience tour at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena. “The Tennesse Kids” is the name of Timberlake’s official fan club, referencing his birthplace and upbringing in Memphis, Tennessee. See the trailer and one-sheet below…
Perhaps Timberlake has The Silence of the Lambs and Philadelphia director Jonathan Demme to thank for the largely positive reviews directed towards concert film, as he helmed the project. In 1984, Demme brought audiences Stop Making Sense, a concert movie for the rock group Talking Heads, and it is oftentimes hailed as one of the greatest rock movies ever made.
The trailer for the documentary shows the singer performing the biggest hit »
- Justin Cook
After he returned to the world of music for a narrative drama with last year’s (overlooked) Ricki and the Flash, director Jonathan Demme is back on the stage in Stop Making Sense mode with Justin Timberlake + The Tennessee Kids. Capturing the pop star’s The 20/20 Experience tour during their Las Vegas stop, Netflix picked up the film for a release in just a few weeks and now the full trailer has arrived, which previews what looks to be as an immersive experience as one could expect from the director.
We said in our review, “Timberlake still does what he does, and the show seems easily amongst the upper echelon of touring pop-stars, so it’s not like the experience doesn’t go down easy, even if it feels like somewhat of a missed opportunity to genuinely enter the mind of this sort of stardom. (Not that we necessarily needed »
- Jordan Raup
With his new true story adaptation Sully currently playing in theaters, Tom Hanks is lining up his next project, entitled Greyhound. The actor has written the script for Greyhound, and is eyeing the starring role, with Get Low director Aaron Schneider coming aboard to take the helm. Nothing is set in stone at this time, but Tom Hanks' Playtone Pictures is reportedly in talks with FilmNation to provided financing for this drama.
Deadline first reported on this project, which will center on a longtime Naval officer who finally gets to command his own Navy destroyer in World War II. He must fight off his own demons and self-doubts to prove to himself that he belongs in command, while an enemy commander is going through a similar experience. The title of the movie is taken from the name of the ship itself.
Discussing the representation of women in Hollywood is never, you know, a fun topic, especially when it comes to below-the-line departments. In 2016, there are still glaring examples of a lack of progress for women.
While an improvement over years past, here’s just a quick sampling of accomplishments women were not recognized for: narration, music composition, writing in many categories, stunt coordination… There are plenty of categories, as well, where only one or two women were nominated, often with a male partner — such as Writing for a Comedy, where the sole female nominee is Sharon Horgan alongside Rob Delaney for “Catastrophe.”
But rather than dwell on that, let’s acknowledge some of the accomplished nominees who have a chance to be recognized for their achievements this year. Because regardless of gender, they’re awesome.
Outstanding Direction for a Limited Series
Coming from the feature world, »
- Liz Shannon Miller
Sometimes, one definitive masterpiece is all that a true artist needs. In the world of punk rock, The Sex Pistols never really recorded a proper follow up to 1977’s Never Mind The Bollocks, so that LP stands alone in their discography. And industrial filmmaker Herk Harvey has but one narrative feature movie to his credit: 1962’s Carnival Of Souls. So it is with actor Ron Livingston and YouTube viral videos. The actor, probably still best known as slacker Peter Gibbons in Mike Judge’s Office Space, has a YouTube channel of his own, brilliantly called Livingstown. Said channel boasts exactly one upload: a 27-second-long clip from 2010 entitled “Keyboard Cat Redux.”
Donning cat ears and a shapeless blue shirt, all while nimbly manipulating fuzzy little puppet arms through the puffy sleeves of the garment, the Band Of Brothers star pretends to play a brief but jaunty keyboard solo ...
- Joe Blevins
Lifetime has ordered a television movie about the JonBenét Ramsey murder case, “Who Killed JonBenét?”
The cable net announced the project on Wednesday. Production has begun and the movie will air later this fall.
Lifetime’s movie marks the third JonBenét Ramsey television project recently announced, joining CBS’s six-part docuseries and Investigation Discovery’s three-part special.
With the 20 year anniversary of Ramsey’s murder coming up this December, the six-year-old beauty queen’s tragic story has become the new TV trend, following the first half of the year that was consumed with O.J. Simpson.
Ramsey’s infamous 1996 murder remains unsolved, after her body was found in her Colorado home. The story became a global phenomenon and interest in her death has not faded overtime, especially with the recent surge of true-crime television programming.
The TV movie will provide a closer look into what exactly happened the day after Christmas 1996 when Ramsey was found beaten and strangled »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
As we head toward the 20th anniversary of one of America’s highest-profile unsolved murders — the death of JonBenét Ramsey — there is a renewed interest in the tragic story of the 6-year-old beauty queen. Lifetime will revisit the case with Who Killed JonBenét? (wt), an original movie starring Eion Bailey (Band of Brothers), Michel Gill (Mr. Robot) and Julia Campbell (Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion). Production has begun for a premiere in the fall. Who Killed JonBe… »
Twenty years after the murder of 6-year-old Colorado beauty pageant contestant JonBenét Ramsey, a TV movie centered on the shocking crime is headed to Lifetime. Tentatively titled Who Killed JonBenét?, the movie will debut in November, People and Deadline can reveal exclusively. The film will star Band of Brothers' Eion Bailey as Detective Steve and Mr. Robot's Michel Gill and Romy and Michele's High School Reunion's Julia Campbell as the parents of young Ramsey (newcomer Payton Lepinski). The 1996 death of Ramsey cast an intense spotlight on the 6-year-old's family and continues to captivate the nation. More than »
- Patrick Gomez, @PatrickGomezLA
Every week, a bevy of new releases (independent or otherwise), open in theaters. That’s why we created the Weekly Film Guide, filled with basic plot, personnel and cinema information for all of this week’s fresh offerings.
For August, we’ve also put together a list for the entire month. We’ve included this week’s list below, complete with information on screening locations for films in limited release.
See More: Here Are All the Upcoming Movies in Theaters for August 2016
Here are the films opening theatrically in the U.S. the week of Friday, August 5. All synopses provided by distributor unless listed otherwise.
Director: Todd Kessler
Synopsis: Anita Ponchouri (Natalie Perera), the dutiful Indian daughter of a deep-in-debt businessman (Kabir Bedi) is about to marry a wealthy Londoner (Staz Nair) when a chance encounter with local singer, »
- Steve Greene
Amazon Prime Video in the U.S. and European pay-tv company Sky are partnering on a major original drama series, “Britannia,” the first co-production between the companies. The 10-part series has been written by Jez Butterworth, whose stage play “Jerusalem” won a Tony for Mark Rylance, and whose movie credits include “Spectre,” Johnny Depp’s “Black Mass” and Tom Cruise’s “Edge of Tomorrow.”
The series will star Kelly Reilly (“True Detective,” “Sherlock Holmes,” “Bastille Day”), David Morrissey (“The Walking Dead,” “The Hollow Crown”), Zoe Wanamaker (“Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone,” “My Family”) and Stanley Weber (“Outlander”).
The show is set in Ad 43 “as the Roman imperial army returns to crush the Celtic heart of Britannia — a mysterious land ruled by wild warrior women and powerful druids who can channel the powerful forces of the underworld,” according to a press statement. “Arch-rivals Kerra (Reilly) and Antedia (Wanamaker) must set their differences to one side in »
- Leo Barraclough
Scott Varnham Aug 15, 2016
It may be so 90s it hurts, but the Highlander TV series spin-off is still very much worth a watch...
You may have seen a few articles about the original Highlander movie recently, as it’s just celebrated its 30th anniversary. Lots of things have turned 30 this year. Just a few examples: The Legend Of Zelda, Pixar, the M25. Fine institutions, but did any of them spawn a mostly superior TV series in 1992? I think not. Don’t let the fact that it was made in the 90s put you off. People still watch Buffy.
The series follows the adventures of Duncan MacLeod (cousin of the movie’s Connor). Explaining the premise of Highlander in complex detail would make me go far over my word count, so I’ll be brief. Basically, immortal sword fighters fight to decapitate each other in order to be the last one »
Well, here we are in the closing weeks of summer movie season. It’s the last gasp for big-budget blockbusters before the coming fall festival season, but there are plenty of indie alternatives for whatever your tastes may be. Below, you’ll see every planned theatrical release for the month of August, separated out into films with wide runs and limited ones. (Synopses are provided by festivals and distributors.)
Each week, we’ll give you an update with screening locations for these various titles. In the meantime, be sure to check our calendar page, where we’ll update releases for the rest of the year. Happy watching!
Week of August 5 Wide
Director: David Ayer
Synopsis: A secret government agency led by Amanda Waller recruits imprisoned »
- Kate Halliwell, Kyle Kizu and Steve Greene
S&R has secured all sales rights as a condition of the deal. Director and veteran stunt coordinator Jesse V. Johnson collaborated with McCall to tell the story of a shylock falling in love with the wrong woman amidst the atmosphere of organized crime in Los Angeles.
The deal was negotiated at San Diego Comic-Con by Gato Scatena and Johnson.
- Dave McNary
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