13 items from 2017
By Lee Pfeiffer
When it comes to sci-fi films I will admit that I'm generally turned off by plots that involve peace-loving aliens who come to earth to help us lead better lives. I'd much rather have some insidious creatures with ray guns who are seemingly invulnerable as they try to pulverize mankind. Steven Spielberg's "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" and "E.T." were certainly landmark films with much to admire about them, but I'm generally more in the mood to watch his terrific remake of "War of the Worlds" in which we learned that if demonic aliens are to take on humanity, they apparently are going to start the attack in Bayonne, New Jersey. Director Denis Villeneuve's acclaimed Oscar-nominated film "Arrival" manages to convey enough ambiguity about the motives of visiting aliens to build genuine suspense. The film is the latest in a long line that refreshingly »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Cinema Retro)
By: Carson Blackwelder
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
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!
- email@example.com (Matt Malliaros)
Uma Thurman turned down the opportunity to be in the Lord of the Rings trilogy!
The Golden Globe winner admitted Monday night on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert that she was offered the chance to play Eowyn in the popular trilogy, but passed it up.
"I do consider it one of the worst decisions ever made," the 46-year-old actress admitted. "But I just had my first child. I don't know, I was a little housebound."
Thurman gave birth to Maya, her daughter with ex Ethan Hawke, on July 8, 1998.
Colbert joked that as a hardcore J.R.R. Tolkein fan, even he would »
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After nearly three years at CAA, Dakota Fanning is returning to WME, The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively learned.
Fanning had first signed with WME, along with her younger sister, Elle Fanning, in 2012 after the two left their youth-focused agency, Osbrink Talent. The elder Fanning broke out as a child star with a steady string of movies, including I Am Sam and War of the Worlds.
- Rebecca Sun
After nearly three years at CAA, Dakota Fanning is returning to Wme, The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively learned.
Fanning had first signed with Wme, along with her younger sister, Elle Fanning, in 2012 after the two left their youth-focused agency, Osbrink Talent. The elder Fanning broke out as a child star with a steady string of movies, including I Am Sam and War of the Worlds.
- Rebecca Sun
‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ (Courtesy: Lucasfilm)
By: Carson Blackwelder
Star Wars is one of the biggest — if not the biggest — franchises in film history and they have certainly left their mark on the Academy Awards. One of the most consistent categories these space operas have popped up in throughout the years is the best visual effects category, with only one of the films not making the cut between the ceremonies of 1978 and 2017 to varying success. Let’s take a look back at how well the eight installments have done in terms of wowing us with optic splendor.
We have to start with the most recent, just for the sake that it’s currently in contention. That brings us to the Gareth Edwards-directed Rogue One: A Star Wars Story which is nominated in for best visual effects alongside Deepwater Horizon, Doctor Strange, The Jungle Book, and Kubo and the Two Strings. »
- Carson Blackwelder
What does the new regime at Viacom want from its MTV? More live programs, more music themes, a greater emphasis on youth culture and, in general, a whole lot more fun.
MTV is the biggest rehabilitation project for Viacom’s cable group, which has been reconfigured to channel more resources to six “flagship” channels out of the total domestic portfolio of 25 channels.
The process of consolidating and integrating Viacom’s cable assets began in October when VH1 and Logo president Chris McCarthy was handed the reins of MTV. Over the past few months he has assembled a core team of top execs who oversee programming, development and marketing for the three channels.
The team has raced to assemble a new slate of unscripted programming for MTV that will be unveiled starting in the summer. The goal is to seed unscripted tentpole series in an effort to bring some youthful sizzle back to the channel.
- Cynthia Littleton
After actor Anton Yelchin passed away in June of last year, he left behind a substantial body of work as well as a handful of posthumous releases. He stars in two films that will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival — Cory Finley’s “Thoroughbred” and Mark Palansky’s “Rememory” — but he appears in another film to be released this April: “We Don’t Belong Here,” a family thriller about the dark secrets buried deep underneath dysfunction.
Written and directed by Peer Pederson, the film follows family matriarch Nancy Green (Catherine Keener) who’s pushed to the tipping point because of the disappearance of her bipolar son (Yelchin) which eventually leads to the exposure of numerous ugly memories from the past. The film co-stars Kaitlyn Dever (“Justified”), Maya Rudolph (“Bridesmaids”), Riley Keough (“Mad Max: Fury Road »
- Vikram Murthi
Dakota Fanning is growing up… and going back to the Gilded Age to solve some of New York City’s most brutal murders.
The former child actor has joined the cast of TNT’s upcoming period thriller The Alienist, the network announced Saturday at the Television Critics Association winter press tour. Based on Caleb Carr’s bestselling book series, The Alienist centers on three investigators working together to solve a series of murders in 1896 New York. Fanning will play Sara Howard, a young NYPD secretary who’s determined to become the department’s first female detective.
RelatedTNT Orders The Alienist Adaptation, »
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- Joseph Medina
The producers of Time After Time are Wells aware that when the ABC drama makes its debut, it will be (conservatively speaking) TV’s sixth current series with a time travel element.
That, however, makes things a bit easier, says executive producer Kevin Williamson (The Following), seeing as viewers are just a bit more likely to be familiar with “time ripples,” the Butterfly Effect and such.
RelatedABC Sets Midseason Premieres for Once Upon a Time, American Crime, The Catch and Others
“Every time travel show sets their own rules and loopholes, their little Wiggums,” Williamson says. “But I feel like »
At some point Channing Tatum went from man-candy (what? It's been said) to movie star. His star rose when Step Up stole the hearts of romantic comedy lovers that had waited too long for a new dance film. Seemed like Save The Last Dance had been decades before, despite the fact it actually released only five years prior. But, let's take a look back at Channing's filmography and see exactly where Tatum became something more.
CSI: Miami - Bob Davenport (2004) Never saw it, lets assume he was "okay."Coach Carter - Jason Lyle (2005) Same as CSI: Miami, watching Samuel L. Jackson as a coach just seemed too easy. Yell. Throw Notebook. Win baby, win.War of the Worlds - Boy in Church (uncredited, 2005) Wuh? Did they know he was just in Coach Carter?Havoc - Nick (2005) Is this the Havoc with Anne Hatheway's nude scene? Must go back and pay »
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13 items from 2017
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