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Second Trailer for 'All I See Is You' Starring Blake Lively & Jason Clarke

"Now, try to keep your eyes open..." Open Road Films has debuted a second trailer for All I See Is You, the latest from director Marc Forster (of Stranger Than Fiction, The Kite Runner, Quantum of Solace, World War Z). This was on the schedule all year, but we barely got the first trailer a few weeks ago. Blake Lively stars as a woman who was blinded in a near-fatal car accident when she was young. She now lives in Thailand, happily married to her husband, played by Jason Clarke. When she receives implants and can see again, their lives and relationship are upended by the truths that come to light. Also starring Yvonne Strahovski, Danny Huston, Ahna O'Reilly, and Wes Chatham. Still don't know what's going on here. Here's the second trailer (+ new poster) for Marc Forster's All I See Is You, direct from YouTube: You can still
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Blake Lively in Official Trailer for Marc Forster's Drama 'All I See Is You'

"Well, we don't really know what me is, do we?" Open Road Films has unveiled an official trailer for All I See Is You, the latest from director Marc Forster (of Stranger Than Fiction, The Kite Runner, Quantum of Solace, World War Z). Blake Lively stars as a woman who was blinded in a near-fatal car accident when she was young. She now lives in Thailand, happily married to her husband, played by Jason Clarke. When she receives implants and can see again, their lives and relationship are upended by the truths that come to light. The cast includes Yvonne Strahovski, Danny Huston, Ahna O'Reilly, and Wes Chatham. This seems like an odd relationship drama that has been quietly sitting on the shelf all year. It almost seems like there's some twist in this where it turns out he's a serial killer, or something, I can't really tell. Take a look.
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Cannes: ‘I, Daniel Blake’ Writer, BBC Films Board Carlos Acosta Biopic (Exclusive)

BBC Films is set to produce a biopic of Cuban ballet superstar Carlos Acosta from “I, Daniel Blake” writer Paul Laverty. Germany’s The Match Factory will handle worldwide sales on the project, titled “Yuli,” and introduce it to buyers in Cannes.

Currently in pre-production, “Yuli” will see the world-renowned dancer star as himself, with two younger Cuban actors playing him at earlier stages of his life. Directed by Spanish filmmaker Iciar Bollain, it is scheduled to shoot in Havana at the end of this year. “Yuli” marks Laverty’s fourth collaboration with Bollain, a relationship that started with 2010’s “Even the Rain.”

Inspired by Acosta’s autobiography “No Way Home,” the film tells the story of his rise from the streets of Havana to the heights of classical ballet, becoming the first black principal guest dancer at the Royal Ballet in London. The film will feature eight contemporary dance
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Arab Critics Awards to be Bestowed during Cannes Film Festival 2017

Arab Critics Awards to be Bestowed during Cannes Film Festival 2017
The Arab Cinema Center is launching the Critics Awards to promote and support Arab cinema internationally. The winners will be for Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actress and Best Actor.

The 26 member jury includes prominent Arab and foreign critics from 15 countries from around the world. Egyptian film critic Ahmed Shawky is serving as manager of the Critics Awards.

Film analyst Alaa Karkouti, CEO of Mad Solutions, the company in charge of organizing the Arab Cinema Center’s events and also the first Pan Arab independent distributor and PR company of Arabic content to and from the Arab world, said: “The Critics Awards marks a first-time initiative that encompasses film critics from all over the world dedicated to Arab films within the strategy of Arab Cinema Center to add initiatives and events to every large-scale international film festival around the world.”

He added: “This is the first new addition
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Sidney Kimmel Entertainment Merges With Ivanhoe Pictures

Sidney Kimmel Entertainment Merges With Ivanhoe Pictures
Hell or High Water” producer Sidney Kimmel Entertainment has merged with Hong Kong-based Ivanhoe Pictures to form Sk Global.

Ske Chairman and CEO Sidney Kimmel and Ivanhoe Pictures Chairman Robert Friedland will be co-chairmen. They said in the announcement Wednesday that the new entity will pursue international opportunities to produce and finance film and television content, which will be released under their separate labels.

Kimmel, 88, made his fortune in the apparel business. He has been involved with significant movies going back “9 ½ Weeks,” “The Kite Runner,” “United 93,” “Lars and the Real Girl,” “The Place Beyond the Pines,” “Adventureland,” “The Age of Adaline” and “In the Bedroom,” which scored five Academy Award nominations.

Kimmel was a producer on “Hell or High Water,” which received a Best Picture Oscar nomination, a supporting actor nomination for Jeff Bridges, an original screenplay nod for Taylor Sheridan and an editing nomination.

Sidney Kimmel Entertainment and
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Every Book Emma Watson Has Ever Recommended

A version of this article originally appeared on ew.com.

Emma Watson loves to read.

The actress has that in common with her brainy Harry Potter character Hermione as well as bookish Belle, who she plays in the much-anticipated film Beauty and the Beast, out March 17. In addition to being a bookworm, Watson is also an outspoken feminist and as well as a Un Women Goodwill Ambassador and promoter of the organization’s HeForShe movement, which is dedicated to recruiting men into the movement for gender equality. As a response to her work with the Un, she launched the feminist
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Netflix: Movies and TV Shows Leaving in February

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

There Will Be Blood, Clueless, An Inconvenient Truth and Black Hawk Down are some of the films Netflix users should stream in the next few weeks if they want to watch them before they expire. Also leaving the service are Frida, The Kite Runner and Trainspotting.

Netflix's February additions were just announced. 

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

Leaving Feb. 1, 2017

A.C.O.D.

An American Girl: Saige Paints the Sky

An Inconvenient Truth

Ashby

Black Hawk Down

Bratz: Babyz: The Movie

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Netflix: Movies and TV Shows Leaving in February

Netflix: Movies and TV Shows Leaving in February
Here are the movies and TV shows leaving Netflix in February.

There Will Be Blood, Clueless, An Inconvenient Truth and Black Hawk Down are some of the films Netflix users should stream in the next few weeks if they want to watch them before they expire. Also leaving the service are Frida, The Kite Runner and Trainspotting.

Netflix's February additions were just announced. 

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

Leaving Feb. 1, 2017

A.C.O.D.

An American Girl: Saige Paints the Sky

An Inconvenient Truth

Ashby

Black Hawk Down

Bratz: Babyz: The Movie

...
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Every Movie and Show Expiring on Netflix in February

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Goodbyes are never easy, especially when you have to say it to dozens and dozens of movies and TV shows. Netflix is retiring a full list of titles in February (as it does every month), and this time, it's hitting us right in the heart parts. Classics like Clueless, gems like Girls Just Want to Have Fun, and treasures like Trainspotting are all about to disappear! Good thing there's a whole new catalog of movies coming in February to take our minds off of these losses. Expiring Feb. 1 A.C.O.D. An American Girl: Saige Paints the Sky An Inconvenient Truth Ashby Black Hawk Down Bratz: Babyz: The Movie Bratz: Super Babyz Charlotte's Web 2: Wilbur's Great Adventure Clerks Elizabeth Extract Failure to Launch Frida Girls Just Want to Have Fun Jackass 2.5 Lalaloopsy Girls: Welcome to L.A.L.A. Prep School Last Holiday Mission Impossible: III Sahara
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Sidney Kimmel Entertainment Flying High With ‘Hell or High Water’

Sidney Kimmel Entertainment Flying High With ‘Hell or High Water’
Sidney Kimmel Entertainment is shedding its usual low profile, flying high with its Texas drama, “Hell or High Water,” becoming a serious awards contender.

Jeff Bridges has received a Gotham Awards nomination for his role as a Texas Ranger tracking down a pair of bankrobbing brothers. Taylor Sheridan’s screenplay for the film that debuted in Cannes’ Un Certain Regard has also nabbed a Gotham nomination. Domestic grosses on the $12 million project have gone past $27 million for Lionsgate/CBS Films. Not bad for Ske, which seems to have found solid ground in the ever-shifting and contracting independent marketplace.

Carla Hacken, who joined the company in 2014 as president of production after stints at Fox and New Regency, admits that “Hell or High Water” — Ske bought the Black List script in 2012 — required steadfast backing from Kimmel during its development. That included shooting in 110 degree heat in the early summer.

“It’s so
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Newswire: Marc Forster is directing the live-action Winnie The Pooh film

Out of all the projects to come out of Disney’s ongoing cycle of children’s lit remakes and fairy-tale spin-offs, few have been more intriguing than Christopher Robin, a largely live-action, decades-later sequel to A.A. Milne’s Winnie The Pooh stories that’s being scripted by Alex Ross Perry, the caustic indie writer-director of The Color Wheel, Listen Up Philip, and Queen of Earth. Some among the arthouse faithful had their fingers crossed in the hope that Perry might end up directing the film himself. After all, his Listen Up Philip producer, David Lowery, made a successful and similarly unlikely leap with Pete’s Dragon.

But alas, that’s not to be. As Variety reports, Christopher Robin is now set to be directed by Marc Forster. The Swiss journeyman director’s career has included the likes of Monster’s Ball, World War Z, The Kite Runner, and (relevant ...
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Disney's Winnie the Pooh Live-Action Movie Gets World War Z Director

Disney's Winnie the Pooh Live-Action Movie Gets World War Z Director
Disney is continuing the trend of delving into live-action territory and they are moving ahead with a rebooted version of Winnie the Pooh, which will be called Christopher Robin. The movie will center on the boy from the A.A. Milne books, but all grown up. So who will be tasked with bringing the world of Winnie the Pooh to life? Naturally, Disney has tapped World War Z director Marc Forster for the project.

The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that Marc Forster has signed on to director Christopher Robin for Disney. It may seem strange that the guy who directed both the James Bond movie Quantum of Solace and the Brad Pitt zombie movie World War Z is taking on a live-action Winnie the Pooh movie, but he does have a diverse resume. He also directed Finding Neverland and The Kite Runner. Here is how THR describes Christopher Robin.

"The story centers on Robin,
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Khalid Abdalla: 'I didn't have the right to play Arab roles unless I had lived the struggle'

The Kite Runner actor is also an activist involved in documenting Egypt’s uprising and subsequent collapse. So why has the Cairo premiere of his new film been called off?

For Khalid Abdalla, the boundary between life and art has repeatedly blurred and shifted over the past six years. The actor, best known for his roles in films such as The Kite Runner and Green Zone, has portrayed a film-maker struggling to finish a documentary in the tense political climate of pre-revolutionary Cairo, starred in a documentary about the 2011 revolution, actually documented the same uprising and its troubled aftermath, and set up a film centre in the Egyptian capital to support independent film-makers.

Related: Khalid Abdalla: from movies to Tahrir Square

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Patricia Clarkson, Bruno Ganz, Kristin Scott Thomas to Star in Sally Potter’s ‘The Party’

Patricia Clarkson, Bruno Ganz, Kristin Scott Thomas to Star in Sally Potter’s ‘The Party’
Patricia Clarkson, Bruno Ganz, Kristin Scott Thomas, Emily Mortimer, Cillian Murphy, Timothy Spall and Cherry Jones are to star in Sally Potter’s film “The Party,” which has just started its 14-day shoot in London.

Set in a house in contemporary London, the film is “a comedy wrapped around a tragedy,” according to Potter’s production company Adventure Pictures. “It starts as a celebration and ends with blood on the floor.”

The film is produced by Christopher Sheppard for Adventure Pictures and Kurban Kassam (“20,000 Days on Earth,” “Ginger & Rosa”), and is financed by Robert Halmi Jr. and Jim Reeve’s Great Point Media.

The production reunites many of Potter’s long-standing collaborators, including cinematographer Alexey Rodionov (“Yes,” “Orlando”), production designer Carlos Conti (“The Motorcycle Diaries,” “The Kite Runner”), sound guru Jean-Paul Mugel (“Hidden,” “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly”), and editor Anders Refn (“Anti-Christ,” “Breaking the Waves,” “Ginger & Rosa”).

It is the eighth feature film to be directed by Potter, who is best known for “Orlando,” the 1992 adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s novel. The film, which starred Tilda Swinton, received two Academy Award nominations. Her other films include the BAFTA-nominated “The Tango Lesson” (1996); “Yes” (2004), with Joan Allen, Simon Abkarian, and Sam Neill; “The Man Who Cried” (2000), starring Christina Ricci, Johnny Depp, Cate Blanchett and John Turturro; “Rage” (2009), with Jude Law, Judi Dench and Steve Buscemi; and “Ginger & Rosa” (2012), starring Elle Fanning and Alice Englert.
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Pierre Menahem-Juliette Lepoutre enter sales arena for Efm

Pierre Menahem-Juliette Lepoutre enter sales arena for Efm
Exclusive: Still Moving picks up ‘The Black Frost’ and ‘In The Last Days Of City’.

French sales and co-production company Still Moving has acquired world sales rights to Maximiliano Schonfeld’s The Black Frost [pictured] and Tamer El Said’s In The Last Days Of The City ahead of their premieres at the Berlinale (Feb 11-21).

The two titles are the first world sales acquisitions for the Paris-based company launched by industry veterans Pierre Menahem and Juliette Lepoutre at the last Berlinale with an initial focus on international co-productions

“We spent the first year focussing on co-productions and now we’re expanding into world sales which was always the way we planned it,” said Menahem.

The Black Frost, set to premiere in Panorama, is Argentine film-maker Schonfeld’s second film after his 2012 feature debut Germania in which a family is forced to leave their poultry farm after its birds are infected with a deadly plague-like disease.

His new film
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How I Shot That: Dp Roberto Schaefer on Shooting Don Cheadle's Unique Biopic 'Miles Ahead'

Read More: 14 Films We Cannot Wait to See at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival Cinematographer Roberto Schaefer has worked on big blockbusters ("Quantum of Solace"), critically acclaimed dramas ("Finding Neverland" and "The Kite Runner"), Christopher Guest mock-documentaries ("Best in Show") and TV comedies (HBO’s "Family Tree"). With "Miles Ahead," Schaefer takes on an indie biopic about Miles Davis, which was a long time in the making passion project for Don Cheadle, who makes his directorial debut and stars as the jazz legend in the free-wheeling take on Davis' remarkable life.What camera and lens did you use? Our main camera was an Alexa Xt recording to ArriRaw. We also shot about one-fourth of the film on Super 16mm film with two Arri 416 cameras with Zeiss Super Speeds, Canon 8-64mm and 11.5-138mm zooms. And of course the Canon C500 recording to an Odyssey 7Q in 10 bit logC. I chose
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Adam McKay at Art for Amnesty Brunch: ‘It’s Been an Amazing Year for Movies Challenging Entrenched Power’

Adam McKay at Art for Amnesty Brunch: ‘It’s Been an Amazing Year for Movies Challenging Entrenched Power’
“We were thinking about how we break back into the Hollywood awards season with a social change-human rights message, and since the Globes were first up, we said, ‘why don’t we go for it?'” explained Art for Amnesty’s creative director Marvin Bing at the inaugural Art for Amnesty Pre-Golden Globes Recognition Brunch on Friday afternoon at Chateau Marmont.

There, the historic organization — which was founded 55 years ago, and has fought beside activists from Nelson Mandela to Malala Yousafzai — honored three individuals for artistically promoting freedom of expression: Participant Media founder and chairman Jeff Skoll, “The Big Short’ writer/director Adam McKay and “Homeland” actress Nazanin Boniadi.

“I think it’s been an amazing year for movies challenging entrenched power and corruption,” McKay — who founded comedy video website Funny or Die with Will Ferrell, and partnered with Amnesty in 2010 — told Variety before the program. “‘Beasts of No Nation,
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Steven Spielberg’s DreamWorks To Reboot with $200 Million From Participant and Universal Deal

Steven Spielberg’s DreamWorks To Reboot with $200 Million From Participant and Universal Deal
A deal will be announced before the end of the year that will deliver Steven Spielberg’s DreamWorks Studios a $200 million equity infusion from Participant Media, while also shifting the studio’s distribution deal from Disney to the director’s longtime home at Universal Pictures, according to multiple sources familiar with the situation.

Final details of the arrangement are still being ironed out, but the deal is expected to be wrapped up within days, bringing Spielberg’s operation a much-needed jump start, both economically and strategically. The transaction will bolster DreamWorks’ finances at a time when the continued commitment of its key equity investor, Reliance Ada Group of India, has come into question. However, one source cautioned that Reliance is expected to remain an active investor under the new deal.

DreamWorks Studios is trying to reboot itself after a series of disappointing films and lack of direction. While he remains
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‘Brooklyn’: Oscar and the Immigrant Story

By Patrick Shanley

Managing Editor

Hollywood Film Award winner and Vancouver International Film Festival’s Audience Award recipient, Brooklyn, opens in theaters today. The film centers on a young Irish immigrant (Saoirse Ronan) coming to America in the 1950’s and her struggles with adapting to a new country and leaving behind her homeland.

The film’s setting and subject matter may hit close to home with many Academy voters who grew up in that time period and can relate to the immigrant story. Coupled with the fact that the film is distributed by Fox Searchlight, which was behind both of the last two best picture winners (12 Years a Slave, Birdman), it seems destined for Oscar success. It is not the only movie this year that may spark nostalgic sentimentality in Academy voters, however.

Here’s a look at a few films from Oscars history that dealt with the subject of
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Paramount Pictures Hires New Screenwriter for 'World War Z' Sequel

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Paramount Pictures has hired screenwriter Dennis Kelly to rewrite the script to the “World War Z” sequel with Brad Pitt set to return. Kelly is known for creating the British tv series “Utopia” and writing the submarine thriller “Black Sea” starring Jude Law, Ben Mendelsohn, and Scoot McNairy. Kelly will work on a previous draft written by “Eastern Promises” screenwriter Steven Knight. “The Impossible” director J.A.

Bayona is still on board to direct the film which is scheduled for a June 9th, 2017 release date.

Inside sources say Bayona was on Universal Pictures short list of directors to helm “Jurassic World 2”, but Paramount decided to hire Kelly to pen a new script so to keep Bayona from dropping out of the project instead of helming the “Jurassic World” sequel. Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions will co-produce and co-finance the film. The first “World War Z
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