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Krimi

3 August 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Underground Film Journal | See recent Underground Film Journal news »

Take any standard Hollywood action thriller and strip out all convoluted backstories, remove all romantic subplots, shoot down any unnecessary exposition, eviscerate all special effects — CGI and practical — and film the whole thing with Super 8 and camcorders. Do all that and you’ve got yourself another Bob Moricz masterpiece.

In Krimi, a mysterious stranger rolls back into town searching for a missing family member and becomes embroiled in the seedy criminal underground that he’s tried so hard to escape. That’s the kind of set-up that’s fueled a zillion movie plots. Here, though, writer/director/editor Moricz has boiled that plot completely down to its absolute essentials and filmed the whole thing in his trademark surrealist lo-fi style that the end product is a trip into a nightmarish netherzone that bears absolutely no resemblance to reality.

Moricz himself stars as that mysterious stranger — the awesomely named Vic Slezak »

- Mike Everleth

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Watch the original Pixels short film

25 July 2015 5:38 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With the release of Adam Sandler’s 80s arcade game actioneer Pixels this week (to less than stellar reviews – read Robert Kojder’s ★ ★ one here), it might be a good time to rewatch the original short film on which it’s based.

“But it’s a Futurama episode!” you cry. Yes. Yes, it is. 2002’s Season 3 episode 18 ‘Anthology of Interest II‘, to be precise. But Sander’s Happy Madison Productions’ direct inspiration was the below 2010 film, directed by Patrick Jean. And at a lean 2 minutes 35 seconds, it sounds a lot more bearable than the feature-length adaptation. Check it out…

Pixels is directed by Chris Columbus (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone) and stars Adam Sandler (Grown Ups 2), Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones), Kevin James (Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2), Jane Krakowski (30 Rock), Michelle Monaghan (Playing it Cool), Sean Bean (Jupiter Ascending), Josh Gad (Frozen) and Brian Cox (The Bourne Identity »

- Oli Davis

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Rosamund Pike Tackling High Wire Act With Jon Hamm

20 July 2015 11:12 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

After earning an Oscar nomination for her chilling portrayal of maybe-sociopath Amy Dunne in David Fincher’s Gone Girl, Rosamund Pike has landed another role that may be worthy of her formidable talent. The actress has signed on to star opposite Jon Hamm in Brad Anderson’s political thriller High Wire Act, which boasts a script by The Bourne Identity screenwriter Tony Gilroy.

Set in 1980s Beirut, the thriller will follow a former U.S. diplomat named Mason Skiles (Hamm) who is called back into action in order to prevent the murder of a former colleague from the group that may be responsible for his own family’s death. Pike will take on the role of a CIA field agent working undercover at the American embassy, who makes it her mission to keep Mason alive and ensure his top-secret mission goes off without a hitch.

This is just one of »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Adam Sandler discusses The Ridiculous 6 controversy

20 July 2015 4:11 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Speaking to The Associated Press (via The Hollywood Reporter), Adam Sandler has addressed the controversy on the set of his latest film, The Ridiculous 6, which is the comedian’s first venture with Netflix.

At the premiere of his new film Pixels, Sandler was asked about the Native American actors who walked off the set of Ridiculous 6 in April due to the offensive content of the film to their culture. Some actors were reportedly upset over the names of some of the characters, as well as a scene where a Native American woman smokes a peace pipe while urinating.

“It was just a misunderstanding and once the movie is out will be cleared up,” Sandler said over the weekend, while also saying the film was “100 percent pro-American Indian”.

The Ridiculous Six is a spoof-comedy which pokes fun at the Western genre, including the classic The Magnificent Seven.

Pixels is is »

- Scott J. Davis

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'Tracking softly', and writing films off before release

19 July 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation is the latest film to be 'tracking softly'. But why are we so keen to lambast films we've not seen?

And so here we go again. We're two weeks away from the release of a blockbuster movie, and the dreaded term 'tracking softly' has reared its head. This time, it's apparently the upcoming Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation that's reportedly set for a lower than expected opening weekend when it arrives in cinemas at the end of July. Not withstanding the fact that very few people have seen the film yet (and early reactions from those that have are very positive), and that box office success is rarely determined by American takings only, it's still an indicative state of where we are with big movies right now.

Let's do the factual basics first though.

When a film is said to be 'tracking softly', it means »

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Pixels featurette focusses on Michelle Monaghan’s Col. Violet Van Patten

16 July 2015 12:02 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its summer release Sony has debuted a new featurette for the upcoming sci-fi action comedy Pixels focusing on Michelle Monaghan’s Col. Violet Van Patten. Check it out below…

As kids in the 1980s, Sam Brenner (Adam Sandler), Will Cooper (Kevin James), Ludlow Lamonsoff (Josh Gad), and Eddie “The Fire Blaster” Plant (Peter Dinklage) saved the world thousands of times – at 25 cents a game in the video arcades.  Now, they’re going to have to do it for real.  In Pixels, when intergalactic aliens discover video feeds of classic arcade games and misinterpret them as a declaration of war, they attack the Earth, using the video games as the models for their assaults — and now-u.S. President Cooper must call on his old-school arcade friends to save the world from being destroyed by Pac-man, Donkey Kong, Galaga, Centipede, and Space Invaders.  Joining them is Lt. Col. Violet Van »

- Gary Collinson

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Blindspot Pilot Review: NBC’s Action-Mystery Series Is Too Easy to Decode

9 July 2015 12:24 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

It’s not surprising that a recurring element of the pilot for Blindspot is the looking over of the tattoos that cover the body of Jane Doe (Thor’s Jaimie Alexander), the mysterious woman that is found in a duffel bag in Times Square with no memories. The mural of inked images, numbers, and symbols that take up most of the woman’s body is both the obvious hook and only really fascinating element of NBC’s new action-mystery series, which combines elements of The Bourne Identity, Memento, and a handful of procedural shows (NCIS and CSI, primarily) into a competent but hugely derivative and predictable bit of intrigue. Unlike Christopher Nolan’s film or, say, David Cronenberg’s Eastern Promises, the tattoos are not expressions of a tormented inner self and personal, cultural history but rather a map of crimes that will ploddingly lead the audience toward a criminal »

- Chris Cabin

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Chris Columbus featurette for Pixels

8 July 2015 10:20 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Sony has released a new featurette for its upcoming sci-fi action comedy Pixels, which sees the cast sharing their admiration for director Chris Columbus. Check it out below after the official synopsis (and picture of a giant alien Pac-Man)…

As kids in the 1980s, Sam Brenner (Adam Sandler), Will Cooper (Kevin James), Ludlow Lamonsoff (Josh Gad), and Eddie “The Fire Blaster” Plant (Peter Dinklage) saved the world thousands of times – at 25 cents a game in the video arcades.  Now, they’re going to have to do it for real.  In Pixels, when intergalactic aliens discover video feeds of classic arcade games and misinterpret them as a declaration of war, they attack the Earth, using the video games as the models for their assaults — and now-u.S. President Cooper must call on his old-school arcade friends to save the world from being destroyed by Pac-man, Donkey Kong, Galaga, Centipede, and Space Invaders. »

- Gary Collinson

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Meet Josh Gad’s Ludlow Lamonsoff in Pixels featurette

29 June 2015 6:36 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Over the past week we’ve seen a couple of character vignettes for Pixels featuring Ashley Benson’s Lady Lisa and Peter Dinklage’s Eddie ‘The Fire Blaster’ Plant, and now Sony has debuted another featurette, which introduces us to Ludlow Lamonsoff, played by Josh Gad

As kids in the 1980s, Sam Brenner (Adam Sandler), Will Cooper (Kevin James), Ludlow Lamonsoff (Josh Gad), and Eddie “The Fire Blaster” Plant (Peter Dinklage) saved the world thousands of times – at 25 cents a game in the video arcades.  Now, they’re going to have to do it for real.  In Pixels, when intergalactic aliens discover video feeds of classic arcade games and misinterpret them as a declaration of war, they attack the Earth, using the video games as the models for their assaults — and now-u.S. President Cooper must call on his old-school arcade friends to save the world from being destroyed by Pac-man, »

- Gary Collinson

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Film Casting: Bourne 5, Kojak, Hugh Jackman in X-men: Apocalypse

21 June 2015 8:45 AM, PDT | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

The Bourne Identity 5, Kojak, and X-Men: Apocalypse have made recent film casting, screenwriting, and director news. These films come from movie studios primarily based in the United States. The castings, screenwriters, and directors are subject to change.

Seducing Ingrid Bergman

James Mangold is attached to direct “Seducing Ingrid Bergman

Arash Amel wrote the script

Seducing Ingrid Bergman” chronicles the torrid, life-changing romance between the “Casablanca” actress and celebrated war photographer Robert Capa that ignited in Paris after WWII.

The Bourne Identity 5

the first confirmed star beyond Matt Damon is Julia Stiles. She has closed a deal to reprise her role as covert agent Nicky Parsons in Universal Pictures’ Untitled Next Bourne Chapter. Stiles appeared in the first three films, emerging as an ally for the amnesiac assassin title character Jason Bourne.

Greengrass is writing the screenplay with Christopher Rouse

Kojak

Philip Gawthorne has been tapped to write the screenplay for Kojak… »

- Rollo Tomasi

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Ashley Benson is Lady Lisa in new Pixels featurette

20 June 2015 1:35 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following on from yesterday’s poster, a new featurette has arrived online for the upcoming sci-fi comedy Pixels featuring Ashley Benson as Lady Lisa. Check it out below…

See Also: New poster, featurette and TV spot for Pixels

See Also: Adam Sandler takes on Donkey Kong in Pixels trailer

As kids in the 1980s, Sam Brenner (Adam Sandler), Will Cooper (Kevin James), Ludlow Lamonsoff (Josh Gad), and Eddie “The Fire Blaster” Plant (Peter Dinklage) saved the world thousands of times – at 25 cents a game in the video arcades.  Now, they’re going to have to do it for real.  In Pixels, when intergalactic aliens discover video feeds of classic arcade games and misinterpret them as a declaration of war, they attack the Earth, using the video games as the models for their assaults — and now-u.S. President Cooper must call on his old-school arcade friends to save the world from being destroyed by Pac-man, »

- Gary Collinson

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'Bourne 5' Will Bring Back Julia Stiles, New Details Surface

19 June 2015 3:08 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Julia Stiles has finalized a deal to reprise her role as Nicky Parsons from the first three Bourne movies in Universal's Untitled Matt Damon Bourne Sequel, reuniting her with franchise star Matt Damon, confirms Deadline. Nicky Parsons was a Treadstone employee who helped track down Matt Damon's Jason Bourne in The Bourne Identity, but she became an ally to him in The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum, hinting in the final movie that Jason and Nicky may have had a romantic relationship before his amnesia. Aside from Matt Damon, Julia Stiles is the only actor to appear in the first three movies.

We reported last month that Ex Machina star Alicia Vikander is being sought for a major role, but Matt Damon and Julia Stiles are the only two confirmed cast members on board so far. No plot details have been released, but Paul Greengrass is directing and »

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Julia Stiles Enlisted For Next Bourne Movie; Viggo Mortensen Offered Villainous Role

19 June 2015 1:20 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Update: Variety reports that Viggo Mortensen, known for the Lord of the Rings trilogy, has been offered the villainous part of the assassin tracking Bourne, but he hasn’t accepted yet.

Original: The currently untitled Bourne 5 was already going to be a series reunion of sorts, with star Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass both returning after having been absent for 2012’s The Bourne Legacy, and now another familiar face has been confirmed. Julia Stiles, who played Nicky Parsons in the first three Bourne movies, has just signed on to reprise her role in Universal’s “Untitled Next Bourne Chapter.”

Parsons, a covert agent, became a close ally of Jason Bourne’s (Damon) over the course of the franchise. Her return begs the question of whether Joan Allen, who also had a pivotal role in The Bourne IdentityThe Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum, will be re-enlisted for what seems like a franchise pivot. »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Julia Stiles To Rejoin Matt Damon And Paul Greengrass In Next ‘Bourne Identity’

19 June 2015 12:41 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: The fourth installment of The Bourne Identity franchise (and third with Paul Greengrass) has begun casting up, and the first confirmed star beyond Matt Damon is Julia Stiles. She has closed a deal to reprise her role as covert agent Nicky Parsons in Universal Pictures’ Untitled Next Bourne Chapter. Stiles appeared in the first three films, emerging as an ally for the amnesiac assassin title character Jason Bourne. Let’s hope they bring back Joan Allen, who also… »

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Julia Stiles Joins Matt Damon for New 'Bourne' Movie in 2016

19 June 2015 9:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Yes! Cue another round of Moby's "Extreme Ways" 'cause Jason Bourne is back -- and he's bringing an old friend with him. According to Deadline, Matt Damon is not only back as Bourne for his fourth movie (the third with director Paul Greengrass) but Julia Stiles is confirmed to return as Nicky Parsons. They are the only official cast members so far, although Deadline said Alicia Vikander was being sought for a major role and Variety said Viggo Mortensen may or may not play an assassin. Deadline also said -- and we agree -- that they hoped Joan Allen would return as Pam Landy.

The first movie, "The Bourne Identity" came out in 2002, followed by more Damon dominance in 2004's "The Bourne Supremacy." Damon returned again for "The Bourne Ultimatum" in 2007, but then the focus shifted to Jeremy Renner's Aaron Cross in "The Bourne Legacy." That one was »

- Gina Carbone

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New poster, featurette and TV spot for Pixels

17 June 2015 2:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With E3 in full swing, it’s probably a good time for Sony to drop a new London poster, TV spot and ‘Arcade Characters’ featurette for the upcoming sci-fi comedy Pixels, which sees Adam Sandler leading a team of gamers in an effort to save the world from alien invaders who unleash iconic video game characters as weapons…

See Also: Adam Sandler takes on Donkey Kong in Pixels trailer

As kids in the 1980s, Sam Brenner (Adam Sandler), Will Cooper (Kevin James), Ludlow Lamonsoff (Josh Gad), and Eddie “The Fire Blaster” Plant (Peter Dinklage) saved the world thousands of times – at 25 cents a game in the video arcades.  Now, they’re going to have to do it for real.  In Pixels, when intergalactic aliens discover video feeds of classic arcade games and misinterpret them as a declaration of war, they attack the Earth, using the video games as the models for their assaults — and now-u. »

- Gary Collinson

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Why It Works: Memento

12 June 2015 12:09 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Why It Works is an ongoing column which breaks down some of the most acclaimed films in history and explores what makes them so iconic, groundbreaking, and memorable. ****Spoilers Ahead**** For some reason, memory loss played a prominent role in several films around the turn of the century: The Bourne Identity, Mulholland Dr., 50 First Dates, X-men, Vanilla Sky, Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, and, of... Read More »

- Brian Bitner

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How Hollywood soundtracks repeat the same old tune

9 June 2015 9:57 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

If you see a movie for the first time and swear you've heard the score before, it may not be your imagination...

Last month, the American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada (Afm) sued six major studios for reusing film soundtracks in other films without paying the appropriate compensation. It's the kind of news that will make people roll their eyes. Ah yes, they'll say after seeing the headlines. Typical Hollywood. Not even the music's original any more.

But go beyond the headlines about reusing the same music too much and delve into the lawsuit and it reveals an interesting insight into the kind of situations where music does get repeated.

The lawsuit, it soon becomes evident, isn't about the use of music in itself (a quick browse through the soundtracks for the titles in question, such as This Means War or Argo, reveals that they have »

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Jesse Eisenberg Is A Secret Agent In Red Band Trailer For American Ultra

28 May 2015 9:12 AM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Coming across like the love child of Pineapple Express and The Bourne Identity, the first Nsfw for action comedy has come our way, putting Jesse Eisenberg in the shoes of a highly trained CIA sleeper agent who has fallen deep into his cover of a go nowhere stoner. When the time has come to activate him, it sees his life and the life of his girlfriend (Kristen Stewart) put in serious danger . Written by Chronicle’s Max Landis and with Project X’s Nima Nourizadeh, American Ultra’s high concept (geddit?) shows a hell of a lot of promise as it gleefully subverts some of the usual action thriller cliches, and there are plenty of laughs to be had, especially from Topher Grace playing a pretty fun villain. Released: 21st August (U.S.)/ 28th August (Irl/U.K.) »

- noreply@blogger.com (Tom White)

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Everything Wrong With The Bourne Identity In One Video

26 May 2015 10:15 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

With the James Bond series in another period of decline, The Bourne Identity introduced the world to a newer, more lethal brand of spy thriller in 2002. However, even the best spies tend to make mistakes, and leave it to Jeremy at Cinema Sins to pick apart how Jason tends to act like he was Bourne yesterday.  Released via the official YouTube channel of Cinema Sins itself, this look at The Bourne Identity does manage to shed some light on problems that one wouldn't tend to notice if they were too busy getting caught up in all of the slick action that Doug Liman included in his only entry in the Bourne series. Interestingly enough, for an assassin who's as skilled and dangerous as Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) is built up to be throughout the film's world building process, he makes some key tactical errors that do make his job a »

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