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Spawn Reboot Will Include Cameos From Both Todd McFarlane And Stan Lee

Seasoned comic book scribe Todd McFarlane is mounting an R-rated reboot of Spawn, and the adaptation has already been described as many things by many people.

It’s “The Departed meets Paranormal Activity,” and a low-budget superhero movie – hence the involvement of Blumhouse Productions – with a 2019 release date seemingly on the cards.

Little is known about the actual story, of course, but while appearing at Arizona’s Ace Comic Con this past weekend, McFarlane confirmed his desire to make a cameo appearance in the final product – an honor he hopes to share with the great Stan Lee. First reported by ComicBook.com, Todd McFarlane shared the stage with the legendary comic book scribe, before revealing that he fully intends to appear in his own R-rated adaptation.

“How many institutions do you ever have a chance to form? I created an institution, the Stan Lee cameo,” Lee admitted, “I’m very proud of it.
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Silver Sable and Black Cat Movie Shoots in Mexico This Spring?

We haven't heard much about Sony's Silver and Black Spider-Man spin-off lately, with the studio shifting the release date from October 18, 2018 to February 8, 2019. Filming is expected to begin sometime this year, but today we have more details about the production, including when and where principal photography is slated to take place. While the movie's primary production hub will be in Atlanta, there will also be a number of scenes shot in Mexico.

Back in May, there was a report that leaked new Silver and Black story details, which revealed that part of the story is set in the dangerous area known as "Triple Frontier," an area bordering Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay, where the Black Cat is hiding out after stealing valuable information from the government. Since that area is still quite dangerous to this day, it is believed that this Mexico shoot could be doubling for that area. The
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Second Opinion – All the Money in the World (2017)

All the Money in the World, 2017.

Directed by Ridley Scott.

Starring Michelle Williams, Christopher Plummer, Mark Wahlberg, Charlie Plummer, and Romain Duris.

Synopsis:

Not only is John Paul Getty (Christopher Plummer) the richest man in the world, he’s also the richest anyone has ever been. Seeking an opportunity to extort money from him, a gang of Italian kidnappers abducts his grandson Paul (Charlie Plummer) from the streets of Rome, and subsequently demands $14 million for his release. However, they don’t count on the priorities Getty has in place when it comes to his wealth, leaving Paul’s mother (Michelle Williams) to negotiate with impatient terrorists and a belligerent billionaire stepfather.

Enough column inches have already been dedicated to why All the Money in the World required extensive reshoots, but nothing can prepare you for the sheer volume of material Ridley Scott had to redo in order to deliver his film on time.
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Lenny Henry interview: Anansi Boys, Neverwhere, Neil Gaiman, comics

Louisa Mellor Dec 20, 2017

With Anansi Boys coming to BBC Radio 4, we chatted to Sir Lenny Henry about Neil Gaiman, film, comics and a potential Neverwhere revival...

On Christmas Day, BBC Radio 4 will air the first episode of a new dramatisation of Neil Gaiman's Anansi Boys featuring Lenny Henry as the voice of Mr Nancy, aka spider god Anansi, the father of two very special sons.

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We spoke to the actor-writer about his personal relationship with the West African and West Indian Anansi stories, his friendship with Gaiman and their collaboration on 1996 BBC Two series Neverwhere, making films, reading comics, the urgent need for more diversity on television, and more...

What are your first memories of hearing the Anansi stories? Were you told them as a child?

The Anansi stories were
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Win ‘American Made’ On Blu-Ray

In American Made, Tom Cruise (Top Gun, Mission: Impossible Series) reunites with his Edge of Tomorrow director, Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity, Mr. and Mrs. Smith), as Barry Seal, an American pilot who became a drug-runner for the CIA in the 1980s. `To celebrate the release, we have three copies of the film to give away on Blu-ray!

American Made co-stars include Domhnall Gleeson (Ex Machina), Sarah Wright Olsen (Walk of Shame), Jesse Plemons (Black Mass) and Caleb Landry Jones (Antiviral). The film is produced by Imagine Entertainment’s Academy Award®-winning producer Brian Grazer (A Beautiful Mind), Cross Creek PicturesBrian Oliver (Black Swan) and Tyler Thompson (Everest), Quadrant PicturesDoug Davison (The Departed), and Kim Roth (Inside Man) with a screenplay by Gary Spinelli (Stash House).

Based on true events, American Made follows Barry Seals story as he soon finds himself in charge of one of the biggest
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Win American Made on Blu-ray

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To mark the release of American Made on 26th December, we’ve been given 2 copies to give away on Blu-ray.

Tom Cruise (Top Gun, Mission: Impossible Series) reunites with his Edge of Tomorrow director, Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity, Mr. and Mrs. Smith), as Barry Seal, an American pilot who became a drug-runner for the CIA in the 1980s. American Made co-stars include Domhnall Gleeson (Ex Machina), Sarah Wright Olsen (Walk of Shame), Jesse Plemons (Black Mass) and Caleb Landry Jones (Antiviral). The film is produced by Imagine Entertainment’s Academy Award®-winning producer Brian Grazer (A Beautiful Mind), Cross Creek PicturesBrian Oliver (Black Swan) and Tyler Thompson (Everest), Quadrant PicturesDoug Davison (The Departed), and Kim Roth (Inside Man) with a screenplay by Gary Spinelli (Stash House).

Based on true events, American Made follows Barry Seals story as he soon finds himself in charge of one
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Tomb Raider Poster Unleashed with Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft

Tomb Raider Poster Unleashed with Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft
Warner Bros. has released a new poster for Tomb Raider, featuring Alicia Vikander as the iconic video game character Lara Croft. The poster is a decided improvement over the first Tomb Raider poster, which several fans called out on social media, due to a poor Photoshopping job on Alicia Vikander's neck, which lead to several parody posters. This new one-sheet likely won't have the same type of response, but it will be interesting to see how fans of the video game franchise react to this movie as a whole

It was confirmed last March that this movie adaptation is based on the current Tomb Raider video game series, which was launched in 2013, focusing on a younger Lara Croft as she just starts out as an adventurer. As expected, this movie also follows a similar story with Lara searching for her long-lost father. Lara Croft, the fiercely independent daughter of a missing adventurer,
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Vikings season 5 episode 3 review: Homeland

Dave Vitagliano Dec 7, 2017

Astrid considers King Harald's marriage proposal, and Ivar sends the Saxons to defeat in an exciting episode of Vikings. Spoilers...

This review contains spoilers.

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5.3 Homeland

Our father would have hated you.”

Shared leadership rarely wins the war, and tonight’s episode of Vikings drives home that theme as the first of many battles finally gets underway. Though the clash between Ivar’s forces and the Christian army led by King Aethelwulf and Bishop Heahmund occupies the majority of the episode, the struggles others face offer no less compelling accounts. In the end though, it’s the fractured Lothbrok clan that continues to drive the narrative in Homeland.

In spite of the fact that their appearances are brief, Bjorn and Floki’s stories nonetheless receive vital attention.
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‘Young Sheldon’ Isn’t Just Better Than ‘The Big Bang Theory’ — It’s Funnier, Too

‘Young Sheldon’ Isn’t Just Better Than ‘The Big Bang Theory’ — It’s Funnier, Too
Comedy is a more subjective art form than most. If someone says, “It’s just not funny,” you can’t convince them to laugh. Sure, you can explain why the joke, bit, or moment is funny, but how often does explaining a joke lead to more laughs than the joke itself? That’s why people often turn to success as evidence for comedic validation: If “Animal House,” “The 40-Year-Old Virgin,” “M.A.S.H.,” “Friends,” and Eddie Murphy’s stand-up are bringing in more and more fans over years and years of time, they’re probably pretty funny, right?

In the immortal words of “The Departed’s” Sergeant Dignam, “Maybe.” One could always argue against the wisdom of the crowd, and “Young Sheldon” is inviting such rebellion. The CBS spinoff is not only better than “The Big Bang Theory,” but despite fewer jokes and a more grounded tone, it’s funnier,
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Cut Me: The Surgical Editing of ‘Raging Bull’

By Jacob Oller

Scorsese’s boxing epic owes it all to the edit. irector Martin Scorsese has worked with editor Thelma Schoonmaker for four decades, resulting in editing Oscar wins for three of their movies: The Departed, The Aviator, and, the one that cemented the pair’s working relationship, Raging Bull. The meticulous sports opus is one of the most […]

The article Cut Me: The Surgical Editing of ‘Raging Bull’ appeared first on Film School Rejects.
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City On A Hill: Kevin Bacon to star in new crime drama

David Crow Nov 14, 2017

Kevin Bacon will lead City On A Hill, a Showtime pilot from Ben Affleck about Boston crime in the 1990s...

In recent years, when one thinks of Boston, you would be forgiven if what springs to mind is crime drama. After all, Dennis Lehane has made a near cottage industry out of tough tales about tough guys in Dorchester or Southie, such as Gone Baby Gone and Mystic River. There was also Martin Scorsese’s The Departed and Ben Affleck’s The Town. Well Affleck and Mystic River’s Kevin Bacon want again to mine that lore while also reimagining a true crime saga for Showtime: City On A Hill.

Based on an idea originated by Affleck, who will executive produce, as well as fellow executive producer Chuck MacLean (Boston Strangler), City On A Hill will return to Beantown’s not so glorious days in the 1990s,
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Flickering Myth Film Class: The Audio/Visual depiction of mental breakdown

In the latest instalment of Flickering Myth’s film class, Tom Jolliffe looks at the audio and visual tools a film-maker can effectively use to portray a characters descent into madness…

In previous film classes (which I should say are merely showcases for films that excel in whatever subject springs to my mind before writing) I’ve covered a range of aspects from the technical to the aesthetic and more. However in this instalment I want to delve deeper into character, and in particular the audio and visual tools a film-maker can use in order to effectively portray a descent into madness.

It’s particularly important that these tools are used creatively when the character in question is generally quiet. When he seems inactive until that inevitable moment when he fully unravels into explosive behaviour. I’ve covered films in previous instalments (and other articles) which I could easily have focused on here.
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New to Streaming: ‘Columbus,’ ‘Kiss Kiss Bang Bang,’ ‘Wind River,’ Alex Ross Perry, and More

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit platforms. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.

The Films of Alex Ross Perry

As we await distribution for Alex Ross Perry’s Golden Exits, which premiered at Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, FilmStruck is presenting a selection of his first three features, Implox, The Color Wheel, and Listen Up Philip. Also streaming is a master class with Perry’s frequent editor (and excellent director in his own right) Robert Greene.

Where to Stream: FilmStruck
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Mark Wahlberg Hopes That God Will Forgive Him For Starring in Boogie Nights

We've all made some bad choices in our lives that we regret. It's life! It's what we do as human beings. We just have to learn from our mistakes and live with the mistakes that we've made.

Mark Wahlberg has made a lot of mistakes in his acting career. The Happening and the Transformers are a few that just pop into my head, but those aren't the films that he's hoping God will forgive him for. Nope! During a recent interview with the Chicago Tribune, the actor reveals that he hopes God will forgive him for Boogie Nights! He says:

"I just always hope that God is a movie fan and also forgiving, because I've made some poor choices in my past. Boogie Nights is up there at the top of the list."

I can understand that to an extent because of the film's subject matter. Hell, he previously said
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Mark Wahlberg Wants God’s Forgiveness For ‘Boogie Nights’

Mark Wahlberg has never been shy about this faith, but it also doesn’t really seem to have affected his career moves in any real way. From hard R comedies like “Ted,” to outrageous projects like “Pain & Gain,” to the foul mouthed Martin Scorsese jam “The Departed,” to a string of action movies and blockbusters — Wahlberg isn’t exactly Kirk Cameron.

Continue reading Mark Wahlberg Wants God’s Forgiveness For ‘Boogie Nights’ at The Playlist.
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Win Passes To The Advance Screening Of The Snowman In St. Louis

Michael Fassbender (X-Men series) leads an all-star cast that includes Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible—Rogue Nation), Charlotte Gainsbourg (Independence Day: Resurgence), CHLOË Sevigny (American Horror Story), Val Kilmer (Heat) and Academy Award® winner J.K. Simmons (Whiplash) star in The Snowman, a terrifying thriller from director Tomas Alfredson (Let the Right One In, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), based on Jo NESBØ’s global bestseller.

For Detective Harry Hole (Fassbender), the murder of a young woman on the first snow of the winter feels like anything but a routine homicide case in his district. From the start of the investigation, The Snowman has personally targeted him with taunts—ones that continue to accompany each new vicious murder.

Fearing an elusive serial killer long-thought dead may be active again, the detective enlists brilliant recruit Katrine Bratt (Ferguson), to help him connect decades-old cold cases to the brutal new ones. Succeed, and they will
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Jason Blum Is Hopeful The Oscars Will Stop Ignoring Horror

Today, Jason Blum – of Blumhouse Productions – is undoubtedly one of the most successful producers in cinema. His filmography is actually quite eclectic, with him having helped deliver projects across a number of genres – from the drama The Reader, to the comedy Tooth Fairy. His production label has become synonymous with horror movies, though – and that’s all thanks to one film: Paranormal Activity.

Prior to Oren Peli’s CCTV-based ghost story, Blum had enjoyed a somewhat patchier run as producer – but when Paranormal Activity earned $193 million worldwide against a budget of just $15,000, business at Blumhouse Productions kicked into high gear. Specializing in low-budget horror that earn big returns, Blum has since produced horror franchises including Insidious, The Purge, Sinister and Ouija, as well as standalone titles, such as Oculus, Creep, and Get Out.

Having received an Academy Award nomination himself, for producing the 2014 film Whiplash, Jason Blum is currently at
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Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese to reteam for Teddy Roosevelt biopic

It looks like Martin Scorsese will follow up his currently-in-production mob epic The Irishman by reuniting with Leonardo DiCaprio, although it may not be for the previously reported FBI tale Killers of the Flower Moon or the Dr. H.H. Holmes serial killer film The Devil in the White City.

According to Deadline, the duo are set to collaborate on a biopic of the 26th U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt, which was first set up way back in 2005. Originally it was to take its inspiration from the Pulitzer Prize-winning Edmund Morris book The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt, with Nicholas Meyer (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan) penning the screenplay. However, this new take will instead be based on a script by Scott Bloom.

Roosevelt’s life including military honours, leading the legendary cavalry regiment the Rough Riders during the Spanish-American War, before moving into politics where he served as Governor of New York,
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‘Flatliners’ is All Too Accurate: Why Remakes Are Some of the Riskiest Movies to Make

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‘Flatliners’ is All Too Accurate: Why Remakes Are Some of the Riskiest Movies to Make
This weekend brings the remake of “Flatliners,” Joel Schumacher’s 1990 thriller that starred Julia Roberts. Reviews are universally terrible for this retread of good-looking med-school students who put life-after-death on repeat, but it was a nail-biter for studio Sony Pictures from the outset: They took the risk of making an honest-to-god remake.

A remake sounds like the safest bet there is; isn’t original, untested IP the thing that studios fear most? However, in this market a true remake is what passes for a gamble. They’ve become a box-office rarity.

While none of this year’s top-grossing films are originals, there are very few genuine remakes. Yes, the year’s biggest movie, “Beauty and the Beast,” is a direct remake of the 1991 classic — but it went from animated to live action. (It was not a remake of the multiple live-action films and TV shows that preceded it, which stretch
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Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese Teaming Up Once Again for Teddy Roosevelt Biopic

Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese Teaming Up Once Again for Teddy Roosevelt Biopic
Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese are once again chasing their dream of developing Roosevelt.

The Oscar-winning star is teaming up with his friend and frequent collaborator to create a biopic focused on the life America's 26th president, Teddy Roosevelt, according to multiplereports.

DiCaprio would star as the titan of American history while Scorsese would direct, based off a script penned by Scott Bloom. The pair are also set to produce the film with Paramount Pictures.

DiCaprio and Scorsese have reportedly been trying to develop Roosevelt for over a decade, but have run into numerous obstacles as the project lingered in limbo.

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This would be the third time DiCaprio has starred in a biopic for Scorsese, following The Aviator in 2004 and The Wolf of Wall Street in 2014 -- both of which earned DiCaprio and Scorsese Oscar nominations.

Together, they've
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