War of the Worlds (2005) - News Poster

News

Steven Spielberg Circles ‘Indiana Jones 5’, ‘West Side Story’ For Next Movies

Steven Speilberg is a busy guy, and it seems that he is showing no signs of slowing down. Although the filmmaker currently has a film (and oscar contender) in theaters with ‘The Post‘, and another coming in March in ‘Ready Player One‘, it seems that Spielberg is already contemplating what his next project(s) might be. Deadline is reporting that the filmmaker is currently circling both ‘Indiana Jones 5‘ and the ‘West Side Story‘ remake for his next two movies. The filmmaker is currently winding down from his last two projects–and a decision probably won’t be made until after this year’s awards season wraps up–but here’s all that we know about what the director’s next project might be.

The wheels have been in motion for some time with ‘Indiana Jones 5‘, dating all the way back to a 2015 announcement of development on the sequel by Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy.
See full article at Age of the Nerd »

TNT Parts Ways With ‘Snowpiercer’ Showrunner Josh Friedman (Exclusive)

TNT Parts Ways With ‘Snowpiercer’ Showrunner Josh Friedman (Exclusive)
TNT has parted ways with Josh Friedman, the showrunner of the TV adaptation of “Snowpiercer,” Variety has learned exclusively.

Friedman was an executive producer on the project and wrote the pilot, which was shot last year. “Snowpiercer” was ordered to series by TNT earlier this month. A source close to the network cited creative differences as the reason.

The series, based on the 2014 Bong Joon Ho film, takes place seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland and centers on a small band of people who inhabit a gigantic, perpetually moving train that circles the globe. Jennifer Connelly stars as Melanie Cavill, an important first-class passenger and leader who is fascinated by the less fortunate riders on the train. The “Snowpiercer” cast also includes Daveed Diggs, Mickey Sumner, Susan Park, Benjamin Haigh, Sasha Frolova, Katie McGuinness, Alison Wright, Annalise Basso, Sam Otto, Roberto Urbina, Sheila Vand and Lena Hall.

Friedman had a great
See full article at Variety - TV News »

'Transformers,' 'Fifty Shades Darker' Lead 2018 Razzie Nominations

'Transformers,' 'Fifty Shades Darker' Lead 2018 Razzie Nominations
Transformers: The Last Knight, Fifty Shades Darker and The Mummy were among the nominees for the 38th annual Golden Raspberry Awards ("The Razzies"), which celebrates the "worst achievements in film."

The latest Transformers installment locked down an industry-leading nine nominations, including Worst Picture, Worst Screen Combo ("Any Combination of Two Humans, Two Robots or Two Explosions"), Worst Director (Michael Bay), Worst Screenplay and worst acting nods for four of the film's stars: Anthony Hopkins, Josh Duhamel, Laura Haddock and Mark Wahlberg, who was also nominated for Worst Actor for his work in Daddy's Home 2.
See full article at Rolling Stone »

Janusz Kaminski on ‘The Post’, Steven Spielberg, and Why the Art of Cinematography Is Disappearing

Steven Spielberg is a legendary filmmaker, and for over two decades now he’s been working with the same cinematographer on every film: Janusz Kaminski. The Polish Dp’s first collaboration with Spielberg was on 1993’s Schindler’s List, and it’s been a match made in heaven ever since. Kaminski’s use of bold light has resulted in iconic imagery in films ranging from Minority Report to Catch Me If You Can to War of the Worlds, and he’s showed off his dynamism shooting non-Spielberg films like The Diving Bell and the Butterfly and The Judge, …
See full article at Collider.com »

Snowpiercer Pilot Picked Up to Series by TNT

In the year since the announcement that TNT was moving forward with a pilot based on Snowpiercer, writer Josh Friedman ("Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles," War of the Worlds, Avatar 2) wrote a pilot which Scott Derrickson (Sinister, Doctor Strange) directed and - from today's news - which TNT must have really liked because the network has confirmed that they were moving ahead with a series order for the show.

The entire discussion surrounding this project is focused on the series being based on Bong Joon Ho's movie from 2013 though Joon Ho adapted his film from a French graphic novel - w [Continued ...]
See full article at QuietEarth »

Attraction Review

  • HeyUGuys
Author: Zehra Phelan

It’s no secret that Hollywood seems to think it continues to maintain the monopoly on the Alien invasion genre. Films like War of the Worlds, Independence Day and even Close Encounters of the Third Kind instantly spring to mind. In the latest venture of the sci-fi obsession, the Russians have jumped on the bandwagon. Having created — despite its low-budget margins of its English Language counterparts — a visually spectacular, yet subtly bizarre invasion come love story in Fyodor Bondarchuk’s current offering.

Related: Attraction Trailer

The opening sequence sets the pace as an unidentified object is spotted in the skies over Moscow during a meteor shower. Forced to believe they are under a substantial threat, the Russian Military follows orders to shoot the ship down causing major devastation as the large spiralling craft comes crashing to the earth, cutting through buildings like butter and killing innocent people.
See full article at HeyUGuys »

Unfinished Business? The Best and Worst of Deus Ex Machina

Deus ex machina. Translated simply as ‘god from the machine’, it’s a plot device used by storytellers whereby a seemingly unsolvable problem is overcome by the intervention of a new event, character, object or act. The history of entertainment is littered with these, which can often be controversial and is often seen as an underwhelming way for a writer to resolve an issue.

The term’s origins are Greek and were originally penned to describe its use in plays, where characters would quite literally be lowered from above or lifted from below the stage by a machine. They were used regularly in Greek mythology and have been ever since.

Indeed, Shakespeare regularly employed deus ex machina in his plays, most famously in As You Like It. Draped in a spoiler warning, let’s take a look at some of the most famous examples in cinema.

Shaun of the Dead
See full article at The Hollywood News »

Film Review: ‘Beyond Skyline’

Film Review: ‘Beyond Skyline’
A semi-sequel to 2010’s “Skyline” which follows different characters from the same alien-invasion starting point through fantasy perils on a grander scale, “Beyond Skyline” does its predecessor proud in that it, too, is fast-paced and colorful enough to rate as a solid guilty pleasure. This helming debut for Liam O’Donnell, who co-wrote the original, is another showcase for the FX work of the earlier films’ co-directors the Brothers Strause and their company Hydraulx (which has contributed visual effects to numerous recent tentpoles).

All three dudes were centrally involved with 2007’s “Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem.” If this new movie also seems to have a whole lot of Aliens and Predators running around, well, it’s not the kind of joint you expect originality from, in narrative or even stylistic terms. It is, however, a goofy hybrid that’s never dull and sometimes flat-out ridiculous, never taking itself so seriously for its logical shortcomings to feel truly embarrassing
See full article at Variety - Film News »

Dakota Fanning Covers "Marie Claire"

  • SneakPeek
Sneak Peek new images of actress Dakota Fanning ("Effie Gray") in the January 2018 issue of "Marie Claire" (UK) magazine, wearing Prada, Alberta Ferretti, Christopher Kane and a whole lot more, photographed by David Atelier:

Fanning's performance in the feature "I Am Sam" (2001) earned her a nomination for a Screen Actors Guild Award at age eight, followed by roles as a child actress in "Man on Fire" (2004), "War of the Worlds" (2005) and "Charlotte's Web" (2006).

Fanning then began the transition to more mature roles including "Hounddog" (2007) and "The Secret Life of Bees" (2008). Her recent film roles have included "Coraline" (2009), "The Runaways" (2010), "The Motel Life" (2013) and "The Twilight Saga" (2009–12).

Her modeling work started in 2009 for various fashion magazines including "Elle", "Vanity Fair" and "Cosmopolitan".

Fanning's upcoming film work includes "The Bell Jar" (2017) directed by another former child star Kirsten Dunst, followed by "Ocean's Eight" (2018) and her role in the TV series "The Alienist
See full article at SneakPeek »

The 'Today' Show's 11 Biggest Scandals: Matt Lauer's Firing, Kanye West's Epic Call-Out and More

The 'Today' Show's 11 Biggest Scandals: Matt Lauer's Firing, Kanye West's Epic Call-Out and More
Though news of Matt Lauer's shocking firing from the Today show last Wednesday over "inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace" rocked the nation, it's not the first time the NBC morning show has caused plenty of controversy.

From Lauer's testy interviews with Tom Cruise and Kanye West, to cringe-worthy on-air gaffes, let's take a look back at the show's nine most memorable scandals.

2005: Tom Cruise gets into heated debate with Lauer over antidepressants.

Tom Cruise appeared on the Today show in June of 2005 to promote War of the Worlds, but the interview quickly went south when the topic changed to Cruise's Scientologist beliefs. Lauer questioned Cruise about slamming Brooke Shields for promoting medication to deal with postpartum depression, prompting the actor to infamously call the Today show co-anchor "glib."

“The thing that I’m saying about Brooke is that there’s misinformation, Ok?" Cruise said. "And she doesn’t understand the history of psychiatry. She doesn’t
See full article at Entertainment Tonight »

The 'Today' Show's 9 Biggest Scandals: Matt Lauer's Firing, Kanye West's Epic Call-Out and More

The 'Today' Show's 9 Biggest Scandals: Matt Lauer's Firing, Kanye West's Epic Call-Out and More
Though news of Matt Lauer's shocking firing from the Today show last Wednesday over "inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace" rocked the nation, it's not the first time the NBC morning show has caused plenty of controversy.

From Lauer's testy interviews with Tom Cruise and Kanye West, to cringe-worthy on-air gaffes, let's take a look back at the show's nine most memorable scandals.

2005: Tom Cruise gets into heated debate with Lauer over antidepressants.

Tom Cruise appeared on the Today show in June of 2005 to promote War of the Worlds, but the interview quickly went south when the topic changed to Cruise's Scientologist beliefs. Lauer questioned Cruise about slamming Brooke Shields for promoting medication to deal with postpartum depression, prompting the actor to infamously call the Today show co-anchor "glib."

“The thing that I’m saying about Brooke is that there’s misinformation, Ok?" Cruise said. "And she doesn’t understand the history of psychiatry. She doesn’t
See full article at Entertainment Tonight »

DVD Review – Annabelle: Creation (2017)

Annabelle: Creation, 2017.

Directed by David F. Sandberg.

Starring Anthony Lapaglia, Samara Lee, Miranda Otto, Stephanie Sigman, Mark Bramhall, Brad Greenquist, and Lulu Wilson.

Synopsis:

Yet another prequel from The Conjuring universe detailing how the creepy Annabelle doll came to be.

Having now established that there is a ‘universe’ based around James Wan’s 2013 hit The Conjuring by making sequels and spinoffs about seemingly secondary characters and events mentioned in passing we end up here with Annabelle: Creation, not only the second prequel to The Conjuring but also the second prequel based around the creepy image of the Annabelle doll briefly seen in Wan’s original movie. Yes, it does seem that Warner Bros. are forcing this evil doll concept down our throats a bit but in their defence they do have a significantly creepier looking killer doll than Chucky and they aren’t about to let that particular cash cow
See full article at Flickeringmyth »

Supernatural season 13 episode 8 review: The Scorpion And The Frog

Tony Sokol Dec 1, 2017

When the search for Jack gets desperate, the Winchesters unwittingly find themselves on a heist crew. Spoilers ahead...

This review contains spoilers.

See related 10 sequels that ignored previous films Should we really fear movie sequels? Sequels abandoned after the film before them struggled Films that'd get a fairer hearing if they weren't sequels

13.8 The Scorpion And The Frog

In the spirit of the season that has embraced 'let’s try something new!' comes yet another first. Clearly, while pitching episodes in the writers' room, amid suggestions of doing a gender-bent Samantha and Deanna episode* or an actual musical episode, someone said 'Let’s do a heist!' It was done. And it was good.

*I have zero evidence these episodes were suggested but in 13 years, surely someone thought about it.

Sam and Dean were dragged unwillingly into this story in order to get a chance at finding Jack,
See full article at Den of Geek »

Mr Robot season 3 episode 8 review: Don’t Delete Me

Alec Bojalad Nov 30, 2017

Mr Robot slows down to spend some time with an introspective Elliot, and an annoying interloper. Spoilers ahead...

This review contains spoilers.

See related The Walking Dead season 8 episode 5 review: The Big Scary U The Walking Dead season 8 episode 4 review: Some Guy The Walking Dead season 8 episode 3 review: Monsters

3.8 Don't Delete Me

Don’t Delete Me is the kind of episode Mr Robot probably needed to have after its three-week long Stage 2 action movie bonanza. If we’re to buy these characters as human beings, they need to behave like human beings. That is to say, after Elliot’s misguided, youthful revolution indirectly gets thousands of innocent people killed, he’s going to have to take at least one episode’s worth of introspection.

It’s a tall task for any episode of television. Delving into the complex psyche of an emotionally stunted, heroin-abusing computer hacker isn
See full article at Den of Geek »

Wamg Giveaway – Win The Ice Cream Truck on DVD

Writer-director Megan Freels Johnston’s suburban nightmare The Ice Cream Truck was released on DVD November 14 via Uncork’d Entertainment.

Now you can own The Ice Cream Truck on DVD. We Are Movie Geeks has 2 copies to give away. All you have to do is leave a comment answering this question: What is your favorite movie that starts with the letter ‘I’ ? (mine is The Incredible Melting Man!). It’s so easy!

Good Luck!

Official Rules:

1. You Must Be A Us Resident. Prize Will Only Be Shipped To Us Addresses. No P.O. Boxes. No Duplicate Addresses.

2. Winners Will Be Chosen From All Qualifying Entries.

Available from Amazon, the DVD comes complete with outtakes and behind the scenes featurette ‘Making Murder’. Check out this terrifying trailer:

The provocative psychological thriller stars Deanna Russo (Being Human, Gossip Girl) as Mary, who moves back to her suburban hometown after her husband gets relocated for work.
See full article at WeAreMovieGeeks.com »

Contest: Win The Ice Cream Truck on DVD

  • DailyDead
Uncork'd Entertainment is serving up freshly chilled scares with their recent home media release of The Ice Cream Truck, and we've been provided with three DVD copies of the psychological horror film to give away to Daily Dead readers.

---------

Prize Details: (3) Winners will receive (1) DVD copy of The Ice Cream Truck.

How to Enter: We're giving Daily Dead readers multiple chances to enter and win:

1. Instagram: Following us on Instagram during the contest period will give you an automatic contest entry. Make sure to follow us at:

https://www.instagram.com/dailydead/

2. Email: For a chance to win via email, send an email to contest@dailydead.com with the subject “The Ice Cream Truck Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on December 4th. This contest is only open to those who are eighteen years of
See full article at DailyDead »

Supernatural season 13 episode 7 review: War Of The Worlds

Bridget Lamonica Nov 24, 2017

An episode of unexpected reunions pits everyone – Heaven, Hell, hunters and alternate Earth – against each other. Spoilers ahead...

This review contains spoilers.

See related Black Mirror series 3 review Black Mirror series 3 interview: Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones How Black Mirror series 3 is eerily coming true

13.7 War Of The Worlds

This season's episodes like to start going in one direction and then take a left turn. This is a compliment, being that I felt I had the Supernatural formula down pat. A little surprise goes a long way when you're this deep into a show's mythology.

Asmodeus' character is finally more developed in this episode, where he got a few scenes to sink his teeth into. The fourth and final Knight of Hell is one personified by a suave, charming and gentile Southerner, complete with drawl and all. His plantation owner's suit is out of touch with the times,
See full article at Den of Geek »

Did 'Supernatural' Make a Mistake Bringing Back Ketch?

  • BuddyTV
Did 'Supernatural' Make a Mistake Bringing Back Ketch?
The Supernatural season 12 was little more than a bloodbath for how many characters were suddenly (brutally) killed off. Yet as high as the body toll climbed at the end of season 12, there was always a sense that those who got the axe wouldn't be gone forever. While one of the victims, Castiel, has already returned to life in season 13, Supernatural chose the episode "War of the Worlds" to introduce another. Despite being killed, execution style, by Mary Winchester Ketch is back and badder than ever on Supernatural and that might not be for better, in more ways than one. 
See full article at BuddyTV »

Film News Roundup: Alexandra Shipp in Talks for ‘Shaft’ Sequel

Film News Roundup: Alexandra Shipp in Talks for ‘Shaft’ Sequel
In today’s film news roundup, Alexandra Shipp is in talks to join the “Shaft” sequel, the Palm Springs Film Festival honors Gary Oldman and Norm Newberry gets an Art Directors Guild award.

Casting

Alexandra Shipp is in negotiations to star in New Line’s “Shaft” sequel opposite Samuel L. Jackson and Jessie T. Usher as father and son.

Tim Story is directing from a script by Kenya Barris and Alex Barnow. Jackson is reprising the role he played in the 2000 “Shaft” reboot of the original 1971 blaxploitation film, starring Richard Roundtree.

Usher portrays an FBI agent and a cyber expert, and the partnership with his father is an uneasy collision of old school meets new school. Producers are John Davis and Barris. New Line will have North American rights and Netflix will have international rights.

Production is due to commence in December. Shipp’s credits include “Straight Outta Compton” and “X-Men: Apocalypse” and she stars in the
See full article at Variety - Film News »

Art Directors Guild Sets Norm Newberry For Career Award

Norm Newberry, who has worked on such films Avatar, War of the Worlds and The Polar Express, Jaws and The Sting along many TV shows, as is set to receive the Art Directors Guild's Lifetime Achievement Award during the Adg Awards on January 27 at Hollywood & Highland. Newberry has worked as a set designer, art director and production designed during a career that has spanned five decades. A motion-capture specialist who has embraced the cutting edge of digital technology…
See full article at Deadline »
loading
An error has occured. Please try again.

See also

Showtimes | External Sites