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Tribeca Film Review: ‘Dabka’

27 April 2017 7:13 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In the 1980s, what the average North American knew of Somalia he learned from Sally Struthers-hosted feed-the-children commercials. Then came Ridley Scott’s “Black Hawk Down,” which portrayed white actors beset by ululating black guerrillas, and a series of news reports in which Western ships were hijacked by small bands of Somali “pirates.” Each and every one of these depictions simplifies a civilization that, according to writer-director Bryan Buckley’s “Dabka,” needs to be recognized “as the incredibly complex people that they are” — a budding democracy struggling to assert itself among rivals with the power to steal their resources right out from under them.

So, that’s what’s progressive and good about “Dabka.” Unfortunately, best intentions aside, the film itself is a rowdy, often abrasive account of how a lone Canadian journalist had the chutzpah to actually travel to Somalia and investigate a situation that others were to skittish to cover. »

- Peter Debruge

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Dabka Review [Tribeca 2017]

27 April 2017 5:15 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Dabka opens with a voiceover from its protagonist, Jay Bahadur (Evan Peters), explaining that he hates voiceover in films because it’s lazy filmmaking. This self-aware smugness unfortunately sets the tone for the entire movie, which wavers between comedy and serious drama without much clear direction or purpose. And it’s a shame, because the true story of Dabka, about an aspiring journalist who embedded himself with Somali pirates for six months, is about as exciting as you can get.

When we first meet Jay, he’s an obnoxious and entitled man-child, living in his parents’ basement in Toronto (not his fault), working marketing for a napkin manufacturer (also not his fault), and waxing eloquent about what a brilliant and misunderstood writer he is (very much his fault). He is, in other words, the worst that has ever been said about the Millennial generation, a fact which renders him unsympathetic to most viewers and, »

- Lauren Humphries-Brooks

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Michael Mann to Co-Write ‘Heat’ Prequel Novel With Reed Farrel Coleman

27 April 2017 9:36 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Michael Mann is feeling literary these days. Earlier this week it was announced that he and producer Michael De Luca had acquired the rights to Mark Bowden’s “Hue 1968,” and now Deadline is reporting that Mann is partnering with Reed Farrel Coleman to co-write the prequel novel to “Heat.”

Read More: Michael Mann to Adapt ‘Black Hawk Down’ Author’s ‘Hue 1968’ as a Miniseries

A poet and crime-fiction author, Coleman recently published “What You Break” and is up for an Edgar Award (his fourth nomination) for “Where It Hurts.” “Heat,” which stars Al Pacino and Robert De Niro as a cop and criminal, respectively, was released to great acclaim in 1995 and remains one of the most celebrated action flicks of all time. Val Kilmer, Jon Voight, Tom Sizemore, Amy Brenneman and Ashley Judd round out the ensemble cast.

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- Michael Nordine

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Michael Mann Will Produce and Direct Miniseries ‘Hue 1968’

25 April 2017 2:30 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Filmmaker Michael Mann is now working on an eight-to-10 hour long miniseries based on Mark Bowden‘s (Black Hawk Down) upcoming non-fiction novel, “Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam,” due out this June. Bowden, who spent five years writing his new book, recounts the Tet Offensive. Michael De Luca (The Social Network) is producing […]

The post Michael Mann Will Produce and Direct Miniseries ‘Hue 1968’ appeared first on /Film. »

- Jack Giroux

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Hue 1968 Miniseries In The Works With Michael Mann Attached

25 April 2017 6:45 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Now here’s a piping hot package that’s beginning to coalesce at a brisk clip. According to Deadline, writer-director Michael Mann and Michael De Luca are joining forces for an eight-to-ten-hour miniseries based on Hue 1968: The Turning Point in the American War in Vietnam, the soon-to-be-published novel from scribe Mark Bowden.

If that name sounds familiar, it should; Bowden is also the creative mind behind wartime drama Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War – the same Black Hawk Down that Ridley Scott engineered into a taut, nail-biting thriller back in ’01. Set to release on June 6th, Hue 1968 takes place during the height of the Vietnam War, when napalm was the weapon of choice and Creedence Clearwater Revival blared out over the speakers.

Perhaps most intriguing of all, though, is the fact that Mark Bowden’s novel will present a no-holds-barred account of the Vietnam War, including »

- Michael Briers

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Michael Mann Plans Return to Television with Vietnam War Drama ‘Hue 1968’

24 April 2017 4:32 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

With the respected directors making their way to television, the medium is now luring Michael Mann back into its warming embrace. The Heat director, who cut his teeth on TV shows like Starsky and Hutch, Police Story, and Miami Vice, has, along with producer Michael De Luca, snapped up the rights to Black Hawk Down author Mark Bowden’s Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam.

Deadline reports that Mann and De Luca will shape Bowden’s book into an an eight-to ten-hour miniseries event, with Mann directing “numerous episodes.” Hue 1968 focuses on the Tet Offensive that became a major turning point of American involvement in the Vietnam War, and one can see the Amazon synopsis below.

By January 1968, despite an influx of half a million American troops, the fighting in Vietnam seemed to be at a stalemate. Yet General William Westmoreland, commander of American forces, »

- The Film Stage

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TV News Roundup: Eliza Dushku to Develop ‘The Black Company’ Books as TV Series

24 April 2017 3:32 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

In today’s roundup, Eliza Dushku is adapting a well-known book series for TV, IFC premiered for two new comedy series, and Norman Lear will host a new podcast. 

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Im Global Television, Eliza Dushku, and David S. Goyer will develop a television adaptation of “The Black Company” based on Glen Cook’s fantasy series. Dushku’s Boston Diva Productions optioned the ten-book fantasy series, with Dushku set to star as sorceress “The Lady.” The adaptation will include the forthcoming book “Port of Shadows,” which takes place between the first and second books in the series. The stories follow the Black Company, a mercenary unit that carries out nefarious deeds across a Tolkeinesque landscape, often at the behest of The Lady in order to maintain her power. When the men of the company discover that the embodiment of good has been reborn, they must re-examine their loyalties. David S. Goyer and Kevin Turen will executive produce, as »

- Erin Nyren

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Michael Mann, Michael De Luca line up 'Hue 1968' series

24 April 2017 12:25 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Vietnam War adaption will focus on lives on all sides during pivotal Tet Offensive.

Michael Mann and Michael De Luca have acquired rights to Mark Bowden’s upcoming book Hue 1968, which they will develop into an eight-to-10-hour miniseries.

Mann, the Oscar-winning director of Collateral, The Insider, and Heat, will direct multiple episodes and produce alongside De Luca, the Fifty Shades Darker producer who recently co-produced the Oscar telecast.

Hue 1968 took Bowden, the best-selling author of Black Hawk Down, five years to write and focuses on lives on all sides of the conflict during the pivotal Tet Offensive. Grove Atlantic will publish the book on June 6.

Characters include a seemingly innocent Vietnamese schoolgirl turned hardened revolutionary; a Marine captain from Pennsylvania who becomes a war hero; a Hanoi teacher who fights as an infantryman for the North Vietnamese army; and Us president Lyndon B. Johnson.

Mark Bowden’s written a masterpiece of intensely dramatic non-fiction,” Mann said. “Bowden »

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Michael Mann to Adapt ‘Black Hawk Down’ Author’s ‘Hue 1968’ as a Miniseries

24 April 2017 9:45 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Prepare for a Manniseries. Deadline reports that Michael Mann and Michael De Luca have purchased the rights to Mark Bowden’s forthcoming “Hue 1968: The Turning Point in the American War in Vietnam,” which they intend to adapt as an eight-to-10-hour miniseries.

Read More: Hugh Jackman and Noomi Rapace to Star in Michael Mann’s Ferrari Biopic

Mann has called “Hue 1968” “a masterpiece of intensely dramatic non-fiction” whose achievement “is in making ‘them’ into us.” Bowden is also the author of “Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War,” whose 2001 film adaptation was directed by Ridley Scott.

“We are them. There are no background people; people abstracted into statistics, body counts,” said Mann. “There is the sense that everybody is somebody, as each is in the reality of his or her own life. The brilliance of Bowden’s narrative, the achievement of interviewing hundreds of people on all »

- Michael Nordine

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Michael Mann to Adapt ‘Black Hawk Down’ Author’s ‘Hue 1968’ as a Miniseries

24 April 2017 9:45 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Prepare for a Manniseries. Deadline reports that Michael Mann and Michael De Luca have purchased the rights to Mark Bowden’s forthcoming “Hue 1968: The Turning Point in the American War in Vietnam,” which they intend to adapt as an eight-to-10-hour miniseries.

Read More: Hugh Jackman and Noomi Rapace to Star in Michael Mann’s Ferrari Biopic

Mann has called “Hue 1968” “a masterpiece of intensely dramatic non-fiction” whose achievement “is in making ‘them’ into us.” Bowden is also the author of “Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War,” whose 2001 film adaptation was directed by Ridley Scott.

“We are them. There are no background people; people abstracted into statistics, body counts,” said Mann. “There is the sense that everybody is somebody, as each is in the reality of his or her own life. The brilliance of Bowden’s narrative, the achievement of interviewing hundreds of people on all »

- Michael Nordine

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Michael Mann & Michael De Luca Set Miniseries On Mark Bowden Tet Offensive Book ‘Hue 1968’

24 April 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive: Michael Mann and Michael De Luca have acquired rights to Hue 1968, and they will shape as an event eight- to 10-hour miniseries Mark Bowden’s kaleidoscopic account of the Tet Offensive that became the turning point of American involvement in the Vietnam War. Bowden’s books have been catnip for Hollywood, and his Black Hawk Down was turned into the memorable Ridley Scott-directed 2001 thriller. Bowden worked five years on Hue 1968, which will be published June 6… »

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Michael Mann, Michael De Luca Set Miniseries On Mark Bowden Tet Offensive Book ‘Hue 1968’

24 April 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Michael Mann and Michael De Luca have acquired rights to Hue 1968, and they will shape as an event 8-to 10 hour miniseries Mark Bowden’s kaleidoscopic account of the Tet Offensive that became the turning point of American involvement in the Vietnam War. Bowden’s books have been catnip for Hollywood and his Black Hawk Down was turned into the memorable Ridley Scott-directed 2001 thriller. Bowden worked five years on Hue 1968, which will be published June 6 by… »

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Review: ‘Sand Castle’ Gets to the Heart of War’s Futility

21 April 2017 3:59 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Similar to lead character Pvt. Matt Ocre (Nicholas Hoult), screenwriter Chris Roessner joined the United States Army in July of 2001 to serve in the Reserves and earn college money. Two months later 9/11 changed everything. Suddenly he was thrust into a full-scale war in the Middle East and he needed to steel himself to that fact. He wasn’t in the Special Forces, Navy SEALs or Marines — he was just a soldier walking onto the frontlines like the rest. His story wasn’t one of unanimous heroics wherein he proved crucial to earning that “Mission Accomplished” banner everyone remembers as empty sentiment. Like so many military men and women, he entered Iraq at the beginning of something still unfinished today and left well before any true strides were made.

Roessner survived his stint and returned home with journals and photos depicting his experience. He took that money and enrolled in USC’s film school, »

- Jared Mobarak

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Sand Castle Review

18 April 2017 4:52 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Fernando Coimbra’s Sand Castle is an Iraq war story that takes aim at Us involvement. Chris Roessner’s screenplay accidentally destroys a small town’s water supply, then sends Army infantrymen in to clean up an American-made mess. We break it, we buy it – but what’s the cost of us even being there? Middle Eastern natives shoot holes in friendly tankers that only want to fix an unfortunate mistake, or refuse to help military-grade contractors because a partnership with white devils means death. The futility of war put on display, anyone? It’s not exactly the first time our Iraq occupancy has been called into question, which begs a simple question – why now, Netflix? Is this wartime drama too little, too repetitive and too late?

Nicholas Hoult stars as a gunshy young private by the name of Matt Ocre. Enlisting runs in his family, but judging by a »

- Matt Donato

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Bumblebee Spin-Off Shoots This Summer, Will Be a Prequel

6 April 2017 7:02 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last week during CinemaCon, Transformers: The Last Knight director Michael Bay teased that there are 14 more Transformers movies that Paramount is planning, which were developed through the massive writers room the studio put together. After Transformers: The Last Knight hits theaters, the next project coming out will be the studio's Bumblebee spin-off, which has been slated for release on June 8, 2018, with Travis Knight (Kubo and the Two Strings) set to direct. Michael Bay, who will be producing all of these spin-offs, recently confirmed that this Bumblebee movie will be a prequel, with another report claiming that filming will begin in July.

MTV caught up with Michael Bay during CinemaCon, where he reiterated his previous statement that there have been 14 Tranformers movies already written. When asked specifically about the Bumblebee spin-off, the producer wouldn't shed too much light on the story, but he did confirm it will be a prequel, and »

- MovieWeb

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Q&A: Supervising Sound Editor Per Hallberg Discusses Working on Life, Ghost In The Shell & More

31 March 2017 11:23 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Sounds are often just as vital as visuals in establishing cinematic worlds that we can escape into as moviegoers. This is especially the case in the recent films Life and Ghost in the Shell, and with both movies now out in theaters, we caught up with supervising sound editor Per Hallberg (of Formosa Group) for our latest Q&A feature to discuss his crucial audio work on both films, as well as highlights from his amazing career in cinema.

Thanks for taking the time to answer some questions for us, Per. How did you initially get involved with Daniel Espinosa’s Life?

Per Hallberg: I met Daniel quite a few years ago in Sweden, and when he came to La to do his first film here, Safe House, he called me to get involved in that project with him. Since then, I’ve worked with him on Child 44. »

- Derek Anderson

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Michael Bay Almost Walked Away From The Transformers Franchise Before The Last Knight

30 March 2017 9:47 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Following the one-two punch of Transformers and its so-so sequel, Revenge of the Fallen, question marks have been raised over Michael Bay’s involvement in the series. To his credit, the director returned to the helm every time, resulting in an additional two blockbusters – namely Dark of the Moon and Age of Extinction – and a huge box office return, but there was a time just prior to Transformers: The Last Knight when Bay seriously considered walking away from the franchise for good.

What’s the one thing that caused the prolific filmmaker to pull a U-turn? Paramount’s decision to establish a writers room for The Last Knight and beyond, and Michael Bay has spoken in the past about how that pool of talent has given the Transformers series a new lease of life. But in a new interview with ComicBook, Bay pinpointed the ways in which that writers room »

- Michael Briers

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Alien: Covenant Dubbed Goriest Entry In The Franchise Yet

6 March 2017 1:27 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Let it be known that Alien: Covenant will be teeming with blood – lots and lots of blood.

IGN caught up with VFX supervisor and all-around industry stalwart Neil Corbould, who revealed that Covenant is the goriest entry into Ridley Scott’s franchise by quite a margin, after the production team went through “a few gallons of blood” while filming. Corbould knows a thing or two about working with on-screen violence, too, considering that the effects expert has credits on Saving Private Ryan and Black Hawk Down, and his comments only align with early signs that Scott is steering his sci-fi icon back to its slimy horror roots.

But don’t be fooled into thinking that Ridley Scott and his creative team are dialling up the violence just for the sake of it, though. As Corbould tells IGN, the director made a conscious effort to implement practical effects wherever possible in an effort to heighten realism. »

- Michael Briers

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Oscars: How Well Do the Motion Picture Sound Editors Predict the Best Sound Editing Winner?

23 February 2017 6:00 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

La La Land’ and ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ (Courtesy: Lionsgate; Summit Entertainment)

By: Carson Blackwelder

Managing Editor

The best sound editing category is going to be tough to call at this year’s Oscars, but the race is boiling down to Hacksaw Ridge versus La La Land. While we won’t know who won the Academy’s favor until Sunday, we already know the Motion Picture Sound Editors have honored these two films — among others — at their annual Golden Reel Awards. How often does this society of sound editors predict the corresponding category at the Academy Awards? Let’s take a look and find out.

Nominated alongside Hacksaw Ridge and La La Land in the best sound editing category at this year’s Oscars are Arrival, Sully, and Deepwater Horizon. The Hollywood Reporter’s Scott Feinberg predicts that Damien Chazelle’s modern musical will take home the trophy by overtaking Mel Gibson’s big Hollywood return. »

- Carson Blackwelder

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The Mission Comes Home: Rogue One Blu-Ray/Digital Arrives This Spring

22 February 2017 1:11 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

The mission to steal the plans to the Death Star is about to make its way to your home on Blu-Ray/Digital!  Come inside to find out how you can watch this stellar Star Wars story early.

The film dubbed as one of the best Star Wars films ever made is finally coming home!  Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the tale of the brave few who infiltrated, fought, and stole the plans of the Death Star so Luke, Leia, Han, and the rest of the rebellion could take it down, is coming to Blu-Ray Combo Pack on April 4, 2017!  That's a week after the Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere copy arrives on March 28, 2017.

If you haven't seen it, check out our official review of what was one our favorite movies of 2016!

Announced today on The Star Wars Show and StarWars.com, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Matt Malliaros)

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