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Jeff Robinov’s Studio 8 Staffing Up with Former Warner Bros. Exec

17 September 2014 12:03 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Jeff Robinov’s Sony-based Studio 8 has been ramping up staffing, hiring former Warner Bros. exec VP Robert Brassel and Mythology Entertainment exec Jon Silk.

Studio 8 closed its distribution deal with Sony on Sept. 8 with plans to release six films a year. Robinov, the former Warner Bros. studio chief, said at that point that he expected to raise $1 billion from financiers and a partnership China’s Fosun Group.

Brassel joined Warner Bros. in 1986 and oversaw “The Fugitive,” “Outbreak,” Oliver Stone’s “Alexander”  and “Interview With The Vampire.” He became a VP of production at DreamWorks Skg, then returned to Warner Bros. in 2001.

Robinov carries a strong reputation for maintaining strong relationships with filmmakers such as Christopher Nolan and Ben Affleck. He oversaw “Gravity” and “The Dark Knight” franchise during his tenure at Warner Bros.

Prior to taking the Mythology gig, Silk worked at Warner-based Lin Pictures and co-produced “Gangster Squad. »

- Dave McNary

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Serena Finally Gets A Trailer

12 September 2014 9:57 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Once again, we find ourselves in that strange spot of anticipation. When a film takes two years from the end of principal photography to cinema release, does that indicate trouble? If it has taken so long to ‘tinker’ with it in post-production, is it going to be a mess? All these questions will soon be answered, as Serena has finally got a trailer.

Written by Christopher Kyle (Alexander, K-19: The Widowmaker) and adapted from the 2008 book of the same name by Ron Rash, this period drama is directed by Susanne Bier, who previously delivered Things We Lost In The Fire. Starring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper as newlyweds Serena and George Pemberton in 1929, the film sees the couple travel from Boston to the mountains of North Carolina to build an all-conquering timber empire. Though Serena is ambitious, driven and talented, her position is threatened by the discovery that she is »

- Sarah Myles

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Jennifer Lawrence & Bradley Cooper in Delayed 'Serena' First Trailer

12 September 2014 7:28 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

After completing production in 2012, Susanne Bier's drama Serena has taken a long time to get to the big screen. Photos from the film surfaced online after shooting was done, and even more actually popped up earlier this year, but we've been waiting to hear when the film might actually get released. Well, the film starring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper will finally hit theaters in the United Kingdom next month, and the first trailer from overseas has arrived. Set in North Carolin around the time of the Depression, a man (Cooper) struggles to maintain the future of his timber empire and things only get more complicated when he learns his wife (Lawrence) cannot bear children to continue his legacy. Watch below! Here's the first UK trailer for Susanne Bier's Serena, originally from Yahoo UK: Serena is directed by Oscar-winner Susanne Bier (In a Better World, Things We Lost in the Fire »

- Ethan Anderton

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Creative Arts Emmys 2014: Winners And Nominees

16 August 2014 7:32 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series

(Winner) Allison Janney, “Masters of Sex

Margo Martindale, “The Americans

Diana Rigg, ‘Game of Thrones

Kate Mara, “House of Cards

Jane Fonda, “The Newsroom

Kate Burton, “Scandal

See Also: ‘True Detective,’ ‘Oitnb,’ Jimmy Fallon and Allison Janney Score at Creative Arts Emmys

Outstanding Hairstyling For A Single-Camera Series

Boardwalk Empire

Francesca Paris, Department Head Hairstylist

Lisa Dellechiaie, Key Hairstylist

Therese Ducey, Key Hairstylist

(Winner) “Downton Abbey

Magi Vaughan, Department Head Hairstylist

Adam James Phillips, Key Hairstylist

Game Of Thrones

Kevin Alexander, Department Head Hairstylist

Candice Banks, Key Hairstylist

Rosalia Culora, Hairstylist

Gary Machin, Hairstylist

Nicola Mount, Hairstylist

Mad Men

Theraesa Rivers, Department Head Hairstylist

Arturo Rojas, Key Hairstylist

Valerie Jackson, Hairstylist

Ai Nakata, Hairstylist

The Originals

Colleen Labaff, Department Head Hairstylist

Kimberley Spiteri, Co-Department Head Hairstylist

Outstanding Hairstyling For A Multi-Camera Series Or Special

Dancing With The Stars

Mary Guerrero, Department Head Hairstylist

Kimi Messina, »

- Variety Staff

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Q&A: ‘The Giver’s Lois Lowry And Phillip Noyce On The Give And Take Between Author And Director

15 August 2014 12:32 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Outside of the Angelina Jolie action film Salt, all the hits on Australian helmer Phillip Noyce’s resume are book adaptations. That ranges from his breakout hit Dead Calm to Patriot Games, Clear And Present Danger, Sliver, The Bone Collector, Rabbit-Proof Fence, and The Quiet American; he is currently adapting Philip Roth’s American Pastoral. Noyce’s latest book transfer is The Weinstein Company’s The Giver, a Michael Mitnick and Robert B. Weiden-scripted adaptation of Lois Lowry’s Newbery Medal-winning children’s novel that took 21 years to reach the screen. That glacial development pace allowed high action dystopian tomes like The Hunger Games and Divergent to score with young audiences, books that were written much later and likely were influenced by Lowry. Vets Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Alexander Skarsgard and Katie Holmes are surrounded by young audience pleasing newcomers Brenton Thwaites, Odeya Rush, Cameron Monaghan and Taylor Swift, but »

- Mike Fleming Jr

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Alexander: The Ultimate Cut Blu-ray Review

15 August 2014 7:40 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

When Oscar-winning writer/director Oliver Stone first unleashed his epic Alexander the Great biopic back in 2004, critics launched a war of words and audiences retreated from the box office battle lines.  In the aftermath of its disastrous theatrical release, Alexander was re-tooled for its 2005 home entertainment debut by Stone, who trimmed 8 minutes for a special “Director’s Cut” DVD, whose packaging promised a “faster-paced, more action packed” film.  Although the “Director’s Cut” sold moderately well, certain critics pummeled Stone once again, this time for further de-gaying an already largely de-gayed narrative about history’s most famous bisexual conqueror. Determined to placate critics once and for all, Stone re-edited the film a third time in 2007 and, rather than subtracting footage, added in a total of 40 extra minutes, which included more literal sword fighting and implied naked sword fighting.  The resulting release, Alexander Revisited, was supposed to be the final word on the film. »

- Harrison Pierce

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'The Giver' Review: 10 Things You Need to Know About the Dystopian Thriller

15 August 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

"The Giver" is the latest dystopian thriller to follow an attractive teen who must fight against the totalitarian authority of misguided adults. And if that sounds like every other post-apocalyptic young adult film ever, keep in mind that at least "The Giver" came out a decade or two before such recent Ya offerings as "The Hunger Games" and "Divergent." Directed by Phillip Noyce (his first feature since 2010's Angelina Jolie thriller "Salt") and starring an impressive cast (producer Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Katie Holmes, Alexander Skarsgard, and a nearly unrecognizable Taylor Swift).

Based on Lois Lowry's best seller, "The Giver" focuses on a utopian community where there's no discrimination, war, pain, or hate but also no love, emotion, art, or joy. The goal is "Sameness." On the day when all 16-year-olds receive their permanent job assignment, Jonas (Aussie newcomer Brenton Thwaites) is selected to inherit the role of Receiver of Memory, »

- Sandie Angulo Chen

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Icons of Fright’s Writing Mixtape, Part One: Jerry Smith

12 August 2014 3:56 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

With Beyond Fright, we like to focus on things somewhat on the fringe of horror. Whether it be great music or just  films that might be on the tip of something based in genres that might not be considered “horror” by most standards, but still have that great genre vibe. While brainstorming ideas for articles, it occurred to me that I write with rituals in the back of my mind. Now before you jump to conclusions and picture me with a black and red robe on while sacrificing a virgin, let me clarify: I don’t mean rituals in that sense, but in the terms of specific things that i find myself doing before and during the actual writing of an article, review or various other forms of doing what I enjoy: creating. Music has always played a huge part in my life, and when sitting down to write something for Icons, »

- Jerry Smith

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ICM Hires Steve Alexander from Resolution

25 July 2014 2:50 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

ICM Partners has hired veteran talent agent Steve Alexander as a partner in its Los Angeles office.

Alexander represents David Duchovny, Tatiana Maslany of “Orphan Black” and Joy Bryant of “Parenthood.” He’s best known for representing the late Heath Ledger while at CAA.

Alexander has been at Jeff Berg’s Resolution since early last year. It’s the second major departure this month for Berg’s company following Dennis Kim leaving as head of the TV literary department.

Alexander began his agency career at CAA, where he also represented Natalie Portman, Jared Leto, Jeff Bridges, Johnny Knoxville, Kim Basinger and Eddie Izzard. After his tenure at CAA, Alexander joined Atlas Entertainment, where he worked for three years until joining Resolution.

Alexander brings the agency’s total number of partners to 39.

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- Dave McNary

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Steve Alexander Lands At ICM Partners

25 July 2014 12:47 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Former Resolution talent agent Steve Alexander has joined ICM Partners‘ La office as a partner. Alexander reps actors including David Duchovny, Orphan Black‘s Tatiana Maslany and Joy Bryant, who are joining him in the move. He recently exited Resolution among other high-profile departures including Dennis Kim and Leigh Brillstein. Alexander began his agency career at CAA, where his clients included Heath Ledger, Natalie Portman, Jared Leto, Jeff Bridges, Johnny Knoxville, Kim Basinger and Eddie Izzard. He joined Resolution last year after a three-year stint at Atlas Entertainment. Alexander brings ICM Partners’ total number of partners to 39. »

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes movie review: people get ready

18 July 2014 4:50 AM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

A magnificent science fiction drama, and a beautiful one. Wonderfully radical for the simple fact that it is ruled by principled ideas. I’m “biast” (pro): loved the first film

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

We need a bigger word than humanist.

That was a word I used to describe the lovely, honest, sensitive Rise of the Planet of the Apes — and god, did it feel good to be able to connect those words with a big-budget science fiction movie. But now it feels too small to encompass where Dawn of the Planet of the Apes takes the ongoing story. People-ist is the first coinage that leaps to mind, clunky as it is. Because there are nonhumans here who are as fully people as the humans are… in fact, the story is very much about the humans coming to »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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Lukewarm Off Presses: Colin, Emma, Birdman and Thor

16 July 2014 5:00 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

You might have thought you were done discussing these but I'm just getting around to posting about them, so don't shut your trap just yet. Here's five stories that we didn't get to in anything like a timely fashion but so what? Time is a flat circle. 

Story 1 Colin In Talks

I was going to wait to post about this until it was official and not just "in talks" but since the internet moves with the speed of everything casually mentioned as fact that everyone is aware of and will be old tomorrow, it should be noted that it looks like Colin Farrell will be the leading man of True Detective Season 2 (possibly Taylor Kitsch beside him). Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey will be tough shoes to fill but as I relayed on twitter, he's a smart idea because people will be surprised when he's great because they haven't noticed that he often is. »

- NATHANIEL R

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Go Ape! "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" Movie Review

11 July 2014 7:05 AM, PDT | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

I enjoyed the original reboot, 2011.s .Rise of the Planet of the Apes,. so I was anxiously waiting for the sequel, .Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.. How did director Matt Reeves (.Cloverfield,. .Let Me In.) do by taking the reins from original helmer Rupert Wyatt? And is the sequel better than the original? Find out in my movie review of .Dawn of the Planet of the Apes..

Official Synopsis:

A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth's dominant species. (c) Fox

Cast (from Wikipedia)

Humans

. Jason Clarke as Malcolm, a survivor of the Alz-113 virus who, along with a small group of other survivors, »

- Manny

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Bondarchuk says Battalion will top Stalingrad

27 June 2014 4:56 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Stalingrad 3D’s producer-director Fyodor Bondarchuk has a Us major in his sights for the national and international distribution of the forthcoming  Russian war film, Battalion Of Death, set during the First World War.

Speaking during a presentation of the first footage of Dmitry Meshiev’s drama about the women battalions formed in 1917 to fight on the Eastern front against the Germans, Bondarchuk said that negotiations were underway with “a big company” to handle distribution in a way “very similar to Stalingrad.”

The $30m war drama Stalingrad was released in Russian cinemas by Sony Pictures Releasing International on October 10, 2013  and posted the strongest opening weekend ever for a locally produced film with $14.3m from 1,400 screens. In total, the film took $52m (RUB1.75bn) at the Russian box office to become the top release of 2013 and was also a hit for Sony in China with takings of over $11.5m.

Bondarchuk, whose production company Art Pictures Studio co-produced Battalion »

- screen.berlin@googlemail.com (Martin Blaney)

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New Clip from Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

26 June 2014 11:07 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Graphic novels can be the source of hours of entertainment, but in the apocalypse, they can be quite effective as an olive branch between enemy parties. While we’ve seen tension boiling over between humans and apes in previously released trailers and clips for the upcoming Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the latest clip from the film shows a human and an orangutan enjoying one another’s company over a shared graphic novel.

The new clip showcases Kodi Smit-McPhee’s Alexander, who approaches Maurice the orangutan (Karin Konoval) with a trade paperback copy of Charles BurnsBlack Hole comic book series, which he then uses to see if his newfound friend can read.

“A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, »

- Derek Anderson

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'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' TV Spot Threatens to Kill All Apes!

24 June 2014 4:49 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Maurice the Orangutan is back, and this time he's getting an education! The lastest clip from Dawn of the Planet of the Apes finds Maurice (Karin Konoval) learning to read with the help of human pal Alexander (Kodi Smit-McPhee).

It's a nice shared moment between ape and man, a relationship that quickly desolves as evidenced in the latest TV spot, which arrives along with this new scene. Check it out as Gary Oldman threatens to kill every single last stinking ape!

A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth's dominant species.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes comes to theaters July 11th, 2014 and stars Andy Serkis, »

- MovieWeb

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Rosario Dawson going from 'Sin City' to Marvel's 'Daredevil'

20 June 2014 3:37 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

(Cbr) Rosario Dawson has joined the cast of Netflix's "Daredevil" series, as announced Friday on Marvel.com. Dawson's exact role on the series was not specified, but described as "a dedicated young woman whose quest to heal the wounds of Hell’s Kitchen brings Matt Murdock unexpectedly crashing into her life, while her own journey forever alters the course of his battle against the injustices of this broken city." "Rosario Dawson is one the most charismatic, talented and powerful actresses in Hollywood, so she was always at the top of our list for 'Marvel's Daredevil,'" Jeph Loeb, head of Marvel Television, said in a statement. "Her role in the series is absolutely critical to Matt Murdock's journey to become the hero we know as Daredevil." Since her film debut in 1995's controversial "Kids," Dawson has worked in a variety of genres in her acting career, with appearances ranging from »

- Albert Ching, Comic Book Resources

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A Ten-Year Anniversary (2004-2014): Top 10 Cinematic Duds from Yesterday

11 June 2014 12:48 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Has it actually been ten years already since we have been engaged in the realm of films dating back to 2004? A decade is certainly a long period of time to build our appreciation for cinema up until this critical point in 2014. In looking back at 2004, one can recall fondly some of the more desirable releases to come out at that time. For instance, the superb Million Dollar Baby was the Academy Award-winning film for 2004. Even the comedies that were released that year gave movie audiences cause to rejoice with such ditties as the sleeper indie hit Napoleon Dynamite and well as mainstream laughers in Mean Girls and Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgandy.

Unfortunately for every gem there is a dud and then some. And 2004 had its share to say the least. So how about getting nostalgic and recalling some of the notable misses that were heaped on misled moviegoers »

- Frank Ochieng

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Linkenstein Monster

11 June 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

The Wire has a funny report on new Chris Martin / Gwyneth Paltrow rumors

i09 the greatest Bride of Frankenstein poster ever

/Film Andrew Stanton on the John Carter sequels that will never be 

My New Plaid Pants suggests that we all rewatch Alexander because Oliver Stone's new cut vastly improves it

Guardian Sigourney Weaver will appear in all three Avatar sequels continuing her fruitful collaboration with James Cameron 

Chud on the Dumb and Dumber To poster

Guardian the trailer to the beautifully shot Lilting starring Ben Whishaw and one of the most handsome actors you've never heard of (I reviewed it at Sundance)

Antagony & Ecstasy one of our most loyal Best Shot supporters finally got around to Pocahontas!

The Dissolve sees a statue of Napoleon Dynamite

Vice's summer fiction issue features a short story about Lindsay Lohan by James Franco

Empire Josh Brolin will co-star with George Clooney in Hail Caesar! »

- NATHANIEL R

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Casting News Roundup - Djimon Hounsou Joins 'Tarzan' + Bookings For Keith David, Keith Powell, Joseph David Jones

4 June 2014 5:00 PM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Some casting news you can use... First, Djimon Hounsou has joined the cast of Warner Bros' David Yates-directed Tarzan movie, which stars Alexander Skarsgard and Margot Robbie. Hounsou will play a Chief Mbonga in the film - the wise old patriarch, as he's described by author Edgar Rice Burroughs, who used the superstitious fears of his people to his own ends, with the help of a witch-doctor. Second, Joseph David Jones has been cast in a recurring role in in Amazon’s drama pilot "Hysteria," from Shaun Cassidy, Alcon and Universal TV. He joins James McDaniel and star Mena Suvari in potential series that follows an exceptionally bright »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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