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Film News Roundup: Columbus Short Developing Biopic on Baseball Player Dock Ellis

3 October 2017 11:02 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In today’s film news roundup, Columbus Short is developing a film based on the life of major league baseball player Dock Ellis, Patricia Arquette gets her first feature directing gig, “The Deuce” star Emily Meade joins “Trial by Fire” and Angourie Rice is starring in Australian drama ‘Ladies in Black.”

Project Development

Columbus Short and Artistry Films are developing a film based on the life of the late major league baseball player Dock Ellis, Variety has learned exclusively.

The project, titled “Ellis D,” is planned to go into production next year. The project will be produced by Max Gousse and Short at Artistry Films, who announced Tuesday that they have acquired life rights from Ellis’ widow, Hjordis Ellis, who has been consulting on the project.

Short plans to star in the film. He wrote the script along with actor/writer Lane Garrison (“Prison Break”).

It’s the second Ellis biopic in the works in Hollywood. In »

- Dave McNary

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Tom Cruise's Craziest Stunts – and the Toll They Took on His Body

25 September 2017 4:46 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Tom Cruise is notorious for pushing the limits with his stunt work, often performing high-flying action sequences by himself.

Just last month, he injured his ankle while filming a scene for Mission: Impossible 6 in London, where he had to jump between two buildings.

Below is a collection of the craziest stunts the 55-year-old has performed over his long career, along with the toll they’ve taken on his body – and his coworkers’ anxiety levels.

1. Hanging Off the Side of a Flying Plane in Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

Described by Cruise himself as “undoubtedly the most dangerous thing I’ve ever done, »

- Mike Miller

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Chile Offers 30% Cash Rebates to Int’l Films, TV and Digital Location Shoots

25 September 2017 2:18 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Chile has kicked off a 30% cash rebate incentive to attract more international productions to its shores. In order to qualify, foreign producers of feature films, TV series or digital platform series are required to ink a co-production pact with a local producer and spend a minimum of $2 million in the country. The incentive will not exceed 30% of qualified expenses, with a cap of $3 million.

For Cristian Diaz, investments chief of Chile’s Strategic Creative Program (Corfo), “the development generated by audiovisual investments goes beyond the economic activity associated with the investment itself.” “Countries like New Zealand, or cities like New York, to name just two, are strong examples of the impact on the tourist development of those territories,” he noted.

Chilean film commissioner Joyce Zylberberg pointed out that the influx of foreign productions would bring a good measure of knowhow and expertise to Chile’s local audiovisual industry, which remains small despite the multiple accolades its films »

- Anna Marie de la Fuente

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Hiroyuki Sanada joins Westworld season 2 and Avengers: Infinity War casts

16 September 2017 12:45 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Japanese actor and martial artist Hiroyuki Sanada will be joining the cast of HBO’s Westworld in a major recurring role for season 2, TV Guide reports. In addition to the fact that Sanada will be playing a new character named Musashi for multiple episodes, the outlet also did a little bit of digging and discovered that the character could give the audience a closer look at Samurai World (park name unconfirmed), a sister park to Westworld hinted at in the season 1 finale. 

For this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, Funko unveiled a wave of exclusive HBO-related Pop! vinyl figures, including one for a character of the name Musashi; he hadn’t been introduced on the show before and sports a samurai-appropriate sword, helmet and armor. Westworld clearly isn’t Delos Incorporated’s only venture, and the toy would suggest that at least one of those other ventures will get some »

- Justin Cook

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‘Hellboy’ Whitewashing Controversy: 5 Japanese Actors Who Could Take on the Embattled Role

29 August 2017 9:03 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Early last week, white British actor Ed Skrein joined the cast of Neil Marshall’s upcoming “Hellboy” reboot, a casting choice that was immediately derided for its whitewashing of Skrein’s character, a Japanese-American Marine named Ben Daimio (whose family tree includes no less than a famous Japanese spy and war criminal, who also appears in the John Arcudi and Mike Mignola comic book series). In short order, Skrein did something wholly remarkable: he dropped out of the project after learning about Daimio’s heritage.

Read More:‘Hellboy’ Whitewashing: Ed Skrein Steps Down From Playing Japanese-American Comic Character

In an official statement, the actor made it clear that he believed the choice was what was “right,” noting that portraying the part in “a culturally accurate way” was clearly important for audiences (Skrein also pointed to his own “mixed heritage” family in the statement, which you can read here). In a »

- Kate Erbland

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Movie Review – American Made (2017)

24 August 2017 12:10 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

American Made, 2017.

Directed by Doug Liman.

Starring Tom CruiseDomhnall Gleeson, Sarah Wright, E. Roger Mitchell, Jesse Plemons, Lola Kirke, Alejandro Edda, Benito Martinez, Caleb Landry Jones, and Jayma Mays.

Synopsis:

A pilot lands work for the CIA and as a drug runner in the south during the 1980s.

There’s an unshakeable feeling that Tom Cruise is actually trying in American Made, Doug Liman’s derivative if not entertaining Goodfellas-lite comic thriller. Cruise has been the movie star for the past two decades, but his on-screen persona only exists as a parallel to Cruise as the movie star. Few risks are taken, so American Made, albeit steeped in cliché, is a rather welcome detour away from the glamour and stunts of the monolithic blockbusters he finds comfort in.

It’s all too easy to forget his 1-2-3-4 punch of The Last Samurai, Collateral, War of the Worlds, »

- Amie Cranswick

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Tobey Maguire Chess Movie Launches Day-and-Date On Amazon in the U.K.

9 August 2017 7:40 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Pawn Sacrifice” will launch on Amazon’s U.K. Prime Video on August 13, the first time the streaming service has had a movie day and date with its theatrical release in the country.

The film stars Tobey Maguire as American chess prodigy Bobby Fischer and launched at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2014, before getting a limited U.S. release in 2015.

Set at the height of the Cold War, the film tells the story of Fischer and the epic matches he had at the 1972 World Chess Championships, effectively a match-up between the superpowers of the U.S. and Soviet Russia.

Amazon Prime subscribers in the U.K. will be able to stream or download the movie from this weekend, as the film is released in theaters. Bleecker Street took the U.S. rights to the movie, and in the U.K. it is with eOne.

Directed by Edward Zwick (“The Last Samurai”) and written by Steven Knight  (“Peaky Blinders »

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Warner Bros. Pictures’ Next Godzilla Film And Tag Movie Begin Production

22 June 2017 5:08 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Following the global success of 2014’s “Godzilla” and this year’s “Kong: Skull Island,” comes the next chapter in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ cinematic MonsterVerse: an epic action adventure that pits Godzilla against some of the most popular monsters in pop culture history.

The film, which began principal photography on June 19, is being directed by Michael Dougherty (“Krampus”), and stars Oscar nominees Vera Farmiga (“Up in the Air,” “The Conjuring” films), and Ken Watanabe (“The Last Samurai”) and Sally Hawkins (“Blue Jasmine”), both reprising their “Godzilla” roles; Kyle Chandler (“The Wolf of Wall Street,” “Manchester by the Sea”); Millie Bobby Brown (“Stranger Things”) in her feature film debut; Bradley Whitford (“Get Out”); Thomas Middleditch (HBO’s “Silicon Valley”); Charles Dance (HBO’s “Game of Thrones”); O’Shea Jackson Jr. (“Straight Outta Compton”); Aisha Hinds (“Star Trek Into Darkness”); and Golden Globe nominee Zhang Ziyi (“Memoirs of a Geisha,” “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”).

The new story follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. When these ancient super-species—thought to be mere myths—rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance.

Dougherty directs from a script he wrote with Zach Shields. The film is being produced by Mary Parent, Alex Garcia, Brian Rogers and Thomas Tull, with Barry H. Waldman, Zach Shields, Yoshimitsu Banno and Kenji Okuhira serving as executive producers and Alexandra Mendes co-producing for Legendary.

Behind the scenes, Dougherty’s creative team includes director of photography Lawrence Sher, whose past credits include “War Dogs” and “Godzilla,” for which he handled additional photography; production designer Scott Chambliss (“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” “Star Trek Into Darkness”); editor Roger Barton (“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” the “Transformers” films); costume designer Louise Migenbach (the “X-Men” and “Hangover” films); and Oscar-winning VFX supervisor Guillaume Rocheron (“Godzilla,” “Ghost in the Shell,” and part of the Oscar-winning team behind “Life of Pi ”).

Filming is taking place mainly in Atlanta, Georgia. A presentation of Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, the film is currently scheduled for release in March 2019, and will be distributed in 3D and 2D and in select IMAX theaters by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, except in Japan, where it will be distributed by Toho Co., Ltd.

Meanwhile, Tag! You’re It!

Production begins this week on location in Atlanta for the new comedy “Tag,” directed by Jeff Tomsic (Comedy Central’s “Broad City”) for New Line Cinema. The film’s starring ensemble cast is led by Ed Helms (The “Hangover” movies, “We’re the Millers”), Jake Johnson (TV’s “New Girl”), and Hannibal Buress (“Neighbors”), with Jon Hamm (“Baby Driver,” TV’s “Mad Men”) and Oscar nominee Jeremy Renner (“The Hurt Locker, “The Town”).

For one month every year, five highly competitive friends hit the ground running in a no-holds-barred game of tag they’ve been playing since the first grade—risking their necks, their jobs and their relationships to take each other down with the battle cry “You’re It!” This year, the game coincides with the wedding of their only undefeated player, which should finally make him an easy target. But he knows they’re coming…and he’s ready. Based on a true story, “Tag” shows how far some guys will go to be the last man standing.

The film also stars Annabelle Wallis (“The Mummy”), Rashida Jones (TV’s “Parks and Recreation”), Isla Fisher (“Now You See Me”) and Leslie Bibb (“Iron Man 2”).

Tomsic directs from a screenplay written by Mark Steilen (TV’s “Mozart in the Jungle”) and Rob McKittrick (“Waiting”), based on the Wall Street Journal article entitled “It Takes Planning, Caution to Avoid Being It.” The film is produced by Todd Garner, Mark Steilen and Sean Robins, with Hans Ritter serving as executive producer. The creative filmmaking team includes director of photography Larry Blanford, editor Josh Crockett, production designer David Sandefur, and costume designer Denise Wingate.

Tag” is set for a June 29, 2018, release.

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- Michelle Hannett

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Netflix: Movies and TV Shows Leaving in July

22 June 2017 2:33 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Here are the movies and TV shows leaving Netflix in July.

Batman, While You Were Sleeping, Two Weeks Notice and The Last Samurai are some of the films subscribers to the streaming service should check out in the next few weeks if they want to watch them before they expire. Seasons 1-6 of Futurama will also no longer be available starting next month.

Netflix's July additions were just announced.

Check out the full list below to see what is leaving Netflix in July.

Leaving July 1, 2017

9/11: Stories in Fragments

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- THR Staff

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Netflix: Movies and TV Shows Leaving in July

22 June 2017 2:33 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Here are the movies and TV shows leaving Netflix in July.

Batman, While You Were Sleeping, Two Weeks Notice and The Last Samurai are some of the films subscribers to the streaming service should check out in the next few weeks if they want to watch them before they expire. Seasons 1-6 of Futurama will also no longer be available starting next month.

Netflix's July additions were just announced.

Check out the full list below to see what is leaving Netflix in July.

Leaving July 1, 2017

9/11: Stories in Fragments

America's Secret D-Day Disaster

American Pie Presents: »

- THR Staff

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Watch The Thrilling Trailer For Marshall Starring Chadwick Boseman, Josh Gad And Kate Hudson

21 June 2017 10:42 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Witness the rise of the man who changed America. Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther) is Thurgood Marshall.

Also starring Josh Gad, Kate Hudson, Dan Stevens, Sterling K. Brown and James Cromwell, watch the exciting trailer now.

Such an dynamic trailer – with a fall season release date, expect to see awards buzz for such a powerful film. Acting, directing, writing, producing categories, including the technical categories for cinematography, costumes, hair and makeup, and production design, with score and song to round out the possible nominations.

Long before he sat on the United States Supreme Court or claimed victory in Brown v. Board of Education, Thurgood Marshall (Chadwick Boseman) was a young rabble-rousing attorney for the NAACP. The new motion picture, Marshall, is the true story of his greatest challenge in those early days – a fight he fought alongside attorney Sam Friedman (Josh Gad), a young lawyer with no experience in criminal law: the case of black chauffeur Joseph Spell (Sterling K. Brown), accused by his white employer, Eleanor Strubing (Kate Hudson), of sexual assault and attempted murder.

The film has a top notch production team.

Directed by Reginald Hudlin, Marshall is produced by Paula Wagner, Jonathan Sanger ( The Elephant Man, Vanilla Sky, Flight Of The Navigator), and Reginald Hudlin. It is written by Jake Koskoff and Michael Koskoff.

Hudlin co-produced the 88th Academy Awards ceremony in 2016 and was one of the producers of Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained, for which he received an Oscar nomination for Best Picture for the film.

Paula Wagner launched Cruise/Wagner Productions (C/W) with her former CAA client Tom Cruise. C/W went on to produce such critically acclaimed films as The Others, The Last Samurai, Vanilla Sky, Without Limits, Shattered Glass, Narc, Elizabethtown, and Ask the Dust, as well as Steven Spielberg’s War of the Worlds (which Wagner executive produced). C/W was responsible for the original Mission: Impossible film trilogy (Mission: Impossible 2 and Mission: Impossible III).

Open Road Films will release Marshall on October 13, 2017. Mark it on your calendar now.

Check out the film at it’s official site: http://www.marshallmovie.com/

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- Michelle Hannett

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Pour 1 Out For the Movies and TV Shows Leaving Netflix in July

21 June 2017 8:45 AM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Netflix giveth, and Netflix taketh away. After releasing the incredible list of new titles it's adding in July (Titanic! Rogue One!), the streaming service also revealed which movies and TV shows will be disappearing before we know it. If your weekends consist of cuddling up and watching While You Were Sleeping or Futurama, we have some bad news . . . July 1 Blazing Saddles American Pie Presents: Band Camp Flicka 2 9/11: Stories in Fragments Secrets: The Sphinx Batman Working Girl Gentlemen Prefer Blondes An Unmarried Woman Hello, Dolly! MacGyver seasons one-seven Ghost Whisperer seasons one-five Futurama season six Day of the Kamikaze Mystery Files: Hitler Mystery Files: Leonardo da Vinci Nazi Temple of Doom The Hunt For Bin Laden The Incredible Bionic Man History in HD: The Last Bomb Secrets: A Viking Map? Secrets: Richard III Revealed Shuttle Discovery's Last Mission Titanic's Final Mystery Samurai Headhunters America's Secret D-Day Disaster Black Wings Blondie's New York Bombs, Bullets and Fraud Death Beach Hip Hop: The Furious Force of Rhymes American Pie Presents: Beta House Hugo American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging While You Were Sleeping Kate & Leopold El Dorado July 3 The Last Samurai Two Weeks Notice July 6 Los Heroes del Norte seasons one-two July 11 Opposite Field July 12 Sleeping Beauty Adventures of Pepper and Paula In the Basement July 13 Kevin Hart: Laugh at My Pain July 15 Lessons For a Kiss All That Glitters »

- Quinn Keaney

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The Godzilla sequel has officially started shooting

20 June 2017 1:44 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Warner Bros. Pictures have announced that shooting has started on the sequel to 2014’s Godzilla. The film will be directed by Michael Dougherty (Trick ‘r Treat, Krampus), and will be released in cinemas in 2019.

The official title of the film is reportedly Godzilla: King Of The Monsters, and stars Vera Farmiga (Up in the AirThe Conjuring), ad Ken Watanabe (The Last Samurai) and Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine), both reprising their Godzilla roles, Kyle Chandler (The Wolf of Wall StreetManchester by the Sea), Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things), Bradley Whitford (Get Out), Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley), Charles Dance (Game of Thrones), O’Shea Jackson Jr. (Straight Outta Compton), Aisha Hinds (Star Trek Into Darkness), and Golden Globe nominee Zhang Ziyi (Memoirs of a Geisha, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon).

The new story follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, »

- Paul Heath

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Godzilla 2 Begins Filming, What Monsters Will The Creature Fight?

19 June 2017 5:15 PM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Back in 2014, Legendary released the American reboot of Godzilla. Of course, this is a character that’s been in the pop culture zeitgeist for decades, starting with the 1954 film, Godzilla, and after the botched attempt in the late ‘90s, fans hoped that this would be the one Hollywood interpretation to succeed. And succeed it did. The film was certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, and it managed to rake in over $500 million at the worldwide box office, securing not only a sequel, but its place in a larger MonsterVerse.

We’ve known for some time that the sequel would be called Godzilla: King of the Monsters, and with the film hitting principal photography today, we now know why. According to a press release from Warner Bros., the film will have Godzilla going up against three other legendary monsters.

Here’s what we have as the most basic synopsis for the flick:

“The new story follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. When these ancient super-species—thought to be mere myths—rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance.”

The film, which begins principal photography today, is being directed by Michael Dougherty (Krampus), and stars Oscar nominees Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air, The Conjuring films), and Ken Watanabe (The Last Samurai) and Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine), both reprising their Godzilla roles; Kyle Chandler (The Wolf of Wall Street, Manchester by the Sea); Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things) in her feature film debut; Bradley Whitford (Get Out); Thomas Middleditch (HBO’s Silicon Valley); Charles Dance (HBO’s Game of Thrones); O’Shea Jackson Jr. (Straight Outta Compton); Aisha Hinds (Star Trek Into Darkness); and Golden Globe nominee Zhang Ziyi (Memoirs of a Geisha, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon).

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Godzilla 2: Impressive Cast List and Plot Details Revealed as Filming Begins

19 June 2017 2:02 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Today filming has started on the next Godzilla movie (which is apparently back to being untitled), and to commemorate the beginning of production, Warner Bros. has released the full, impressive, cast list along with confirmation on the plot this time around.  Come inside to check it out!

As a huge monster movie fan, Gareth Edward's Godzilla (2014) really got my blood pumping, and hoping that a new wave of monster movies would be on the way.  Thankfully, that's exactly what's happening, with this year's Kong: Skull Island setting the groundwork for a more interconnected "monster-verse."  

The sequel to Godzilla was announced quite some time ago (during Sdcc) in which Edwards, who was still signed on to direct at the time, revealed iconic monsters Rodan, Mothra, and King Gihdorah would appear.  When Edwards stepped away from the project, coupled with the amount of time passing, many wondered if the plot would stick. »

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Filming Begins on New Godzilla Sequel, Official Plot Details Revealed

19 June 2017 11:31 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Over the past several months, the cast has gradually been revealed for the sequel to 2014's Godzilla, and today the next film in Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures' MonsterVerse began filming, and official plot details confirm that Godzilla will be taking on Mothra, Rodan, and King Ghidorah this time around.

Press Release: Burbank, CA, June 19, 2017 – Following the global success of 2014’s “Godzilla” and this year’s “Kong: Skull Island,” comes the next chapter in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ cinematic MonsterVerse: an epic action adventure that pits Godzilla against some of the most popular monsters in pop culture history.

The film, which begins principal photography today, is being directed by Michael Dougherty (“Krampus”), and stars Oscar nominees Vera Farmiga (“Up in the Air,” “The Conjuring” films), and Ken Watanabe (“The Last Samurai”) and Sally Hawkins (“Blue Jasmine”), both reprising their “Godzilla” roles; Kyle Chandler (“The Wolf of Wall Street, »

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Godzilla 2 Begins Shooting, Full Cast and Monsters Confirmed

19 June 2017 11:19 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Following the global success of 2014's Godzilla and this year's Kong: Skull Island, comes the next chapter in Warner Bros. Pictures' and Legendary Pictures' cinematic MonsterVerse: an epic action adventure that pits Godzilla against some of the most popular monsters in pop culture history. It was believed that Godzilla 2 was being called Godzilla: King of Monsters, which riffs on a classic title in the Japanese Godzilla catalogue. But the official PR from https://www.warnerbros.com|Warner Bros. doesn't reveal the official title yet. And it's possible that he final title will incorporate the franchise universe title of 'Monsterverse'.

The film, which begins principal photography today, is being directed by Michael Dougherty (Krampus), and stars Oscar nominees Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air, The Conjuring films), and Ken Watanabe (The Last Samurai) and Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine), both reprising their Godzilla roles; Kyle Chandler (The Wolf of Wall Street, »

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5 Ways for Tom Cruise to Resurrect His Career

12 June 2017 10:34 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Tom Cruise’s latest starring role in a franchise-facing actioner may not be the out-and-out disaster so many pictured when the first reviews for “The Mummy” started rolling in (current Rotten Tomatoes score: 17%, his second-lowest of all-time), but it’s still worrisome for a tentpole film meant to launch an entirely new franchise. Box office aside, “The Mummy” points to another troubling element in Cruise’s career: woeful repetition.

Cruise remains one of Hollywood’s last big movie stars, a bankable talent who almost exclusively stars in major films that are expected to make a pretty penny at the box office. In recent years, Cruise has leaned hard on large-scale studio projects, from the enduringly popular “Mission: Impossible” franchise to pricey studio outings like “Oblivion” and “Rock of Ages,” and while he’s still a major marquee name, his career is lacking the kind of daring and exciting choices that once made it stand out. »

- Kate Erbland

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Can Japan Transform Itself Into an International Shooting Destination?

16 May 2017 11:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Two years after Japan stepped back onto the international stage following its wartime devastation by hosting the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, James Bond, in the form of Sean Connery, arrived in the country to film You Only Live Twice. From July 1966 to March 1967, the fifth Bond film was shot mostly in Japan, from Tokyo to Himeji Castle to the southern island of Kyushu.

But in the intervening half-century, few major international productions have filmed there, even those (The Last Samurai, 47 Ronin and Ghost in the Shell) set in the country. Barriers including language, logistics, shooting restrictions and minimal financial »

- Gavin J. Blair

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Carol Burnett, Marshall Herskovitz, Edward Zwick to Receive AFI Honorary Doctorates

16 May 2017 12:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The American Film Institute will confer honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts degrees on Carol Burnett, Marshall Herskovitz, and Edward Zwick at its commencement ceremony on June 5 at the Tcl Chinese Theatre.

Herskovitz and Zwick are graduates of the AFI Class of 1975. The date of AFI’s commencement exercises marks the 50th anniversary of the American Film Institute’s formation in 1967. AFI noted Tuesday that 2017 also marks the 50th anniversary of “The Carol Burnett Show.”

Past recipients include Robert Altman, Maya Angelou, Saul Bass, Kathryn Bigelow, Mel Brooks, Anne V. Coates, Clint Eastwood, Roger Ebert, Nora Ephron, James Earl Jones, Lawrence Kasdan, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Kathleen Kennedy, Angela Lansbury, John Lasseter, Spike Lee, David Lynch, Helen Mirren, Rita Moreno, Quentin Tarantino, Robert Towne, Cicely Tyson, Haskell Wexler, and John Williams.

Burnett has received six Emmy Awards, five Golden Globe Awards and the 2016 Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award.

Herskovitz won four Primetime Emmy Awards. »

- Dave McNary

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