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Karen Gillan Responds to Jumanji 2 Costume Controversy

21 September 2016 8:50 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Production has begun on the star-studded Jumanji 2, with both Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart releasing the first photos through social media yesterday. The photo offered our first look at both of those stars in character as Dr. Bravestone and Moose Finbar, along with Jack Black as Professor Shelly Oberon and Karen Gillan as Ruby Roundhouse, which lead to several fans commenting on Karen Gillan's skimpy outfit, while all of her male co-stars are fully clothed. Today Karen Gillan fired back with her own message on social media.

Dwayne Johnson revealed in his Instagram post that Karen Gillan's "jungle wardrobe will make sense when you know the plot," although he wouldn't offer any plot specifics at this time. Still, the skimpy costume became quite the hot topic, which lead to Karen Gillan releasing her own brief statement on Twitter. Here's what she had to say below, which could offer »

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Jumanji 2 First Look at Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart and Jack Black

20 September 2016 10:53 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last week, Dwayne Johnson shared a new video through social media, revealing that production has gotten under way on Jumanji 2, with the video showcasing a Hawaiian priest blessing the set before the actor and his co-stars got to work. While that video offered a brief glimpse at the actors in costume, today we have the official first look at Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black and Karen Gillan in costume through photos shared by both Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart on social media. Dwayne Johnson even revealed the names of all of these characters.

Dwayne Johnson announced earlier this month that his character is named Dr. Bravestone by showcasing concept art of his character. Today he revealed that Kevin Hart's character is named Moose Finbar, with Jack Black playing Professor Shelly Oberon and Karen Gillan playing Ruby Roundhouse. Here's what the actor had to say in his full Instagram post below. »

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Jumanji 2 Begins Shooting, Dwayne Johnson Shares First Set Video

15 September 2016 1:45 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Dwayne Johnson always keeps his fans in the loop on his various projects, and now the actor has shared the first set video from Jumanji, which is a sequel, and not a remake. This on-set sneak peek features the actor alongside co-stars Jack Black, Kevin Hart and Karen Gillan as a Hawaiian priest blesses the movie. It was also anounced that shooting has officially begun. Here's what The Rock had to say about this ritual on Instagram.

"Before we embark on our #Jumanji here in Hawaii, we gathered our entire cast (here with me are Jack Black, Kevin Hart, our director Jake Kasdan and Karen Gillan) and crew together as our Hawaiian Kahu (priest) Cordell Keka blesses our film with powerful aloha spirit of laughter, enjoyment and love. I often talk about mana (spirit) with you guys and the mana in this room/in this moment was extremely powerful - »

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Toronto Film Review: ‘All I See Is You’

10 September 2016 1:13 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Cinema is an inherently handicapped medium. Whereas humans experience the world through five senses, when we enter the theater, we are served by just two: sight and sound (the smell of popcorn butter notwithstanding). Perhaps this is why filmmakers are constantly trying to improve on these two fronts, with enhancements such as Atmos and IMAX and stereoscopic 3D. Marc Forster has another idea: In “All I See Is You,” the director of “World War Z” scales back to his indie roots (to the sort of relationship drama he made 15 years earlier with “Monster’s Ball”), building a movie around a blind woman who recovers her sight and literally starts to see her life differently.

It’s an intriguing conceit, to be sure, and must have been fascinating for Forster to try implementing, allowing the director to experiment with new ways of representing the other senses. (At many times, the screen »

- Peter Debruge

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Newswire: Daniel Radcliffe joins Zachary Quinto in cartel drama, We Do Not Forget

8 September 2016 8:14 AM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Daniel Radcliffe’s post-Harry Potter career has seen him outwitting a coterie of magicians and infiltrating a group of white supremacists, but he’ll be performing a different kind of sleight of hand in his latest project. Deadline reports that Radcliffe has just joined Zachary Quinto in the cast of We Do No Forget, a fictionalized account of the real-life feud between the Anonymous hacktivist organization and one of Mexico’s most powerful drug cartels. Stranger Than Fiction scribe Zach Helm, who’s writing the upcoming Jumanji sequel, will direct from his own script, with Antoine Fuqua producing via his Fuqua Films production company.

First Look Media snapped up Helm’s project, which is inspired by the short-lived conflict between Anonymous and Los Zetas, which is purportedly the largest, most brutal, and most technologically-advanced cartel in Mexico. Back in 2011, the hacktivist group reportedly stumbled upon 25,000 Mexican ...

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- Danette Chavez

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Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling Join Ava DuVernay’s ‘A Wrinkle in Time,’ James Franco Takes ‘The Game’ & More

7 September 2016 12:39 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

While she has the documentary The 13th arriving this fall, Selma director Ava DuVernay‘s next narrative feature will be Disney’s big-budget remake of A Wrinkle in Time. THR reports that, following Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling are now in talks to star in the adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s book. The film follows a young girl whose father has gone missing while he was away working on a project curiously known as the tesseract. She’s added by Mrs. Whatsit (Witherspoon), Mrs. Who (Kaling) and Mrs. Which (Winfrey). Production kicks off in November.

Stranger Than Fiction director Zach Helm has found his next project, led by Daniel Radcliffe and Zachary Quinto, Deadline reports. We Do Not Forget follows the true story of the battle between the infamous hacking group Anonymous and the Mexican drug cartel, which seems like a bit of an uneven fight. The »

- Mike Mazzanti

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Movie News: Watch a Clip from 'The Lego Ninjago Movie'; Jackie Chan, Owen Wilson to Reteam in 'Shanghai Dawn'

7 September 2016 12:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

The Lego Ninjago Movie Clip: A new clip from The Lego Ninjago Movie features seasoned martial arts teacher Sensei Wu (voiced by Jackie Chan) unintentionally causing destructive action. The animated movie revolves around six young ninjas who must defend their island home, known as Ninjago. The voice cast includes Dave Franco, Olivia Munn and Justin Theroux. Look for the movie in theaters on September 22, 2017. [Movieclips]   We Do Not Forget: Daniel Radcliffe and Zachary Quinto will star in We Do Not Forget, inspired by a real-life battle between a group of activist hackers and a Mexican drug cartel. Zach Helm (Stranger Than Fiction) wrote the script and will direct. Antoine Fuqua (The Magnificent Seven) is one...

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- Peter Martin

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Daniel Radcliffe and Zachary Quinto set for hacktivist drama We Do Not Forget

7 September 2016 8:03 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Deadline is reporting that Daniel Radcliffe (Swiss Army Man) and Zachary Quinto (Star Trek Beyond) are set to star in We Do Not Forget, a “hacktivist” drama from writer-director Zach Helm (Stranger Than Fiction) which will present a fictionalised account of a real confrontation between hacker group Anonymous and the Los Zetas Mexican drug cartel.

“We’re so excited to work with Zach on this,” said Michael Bloom, President of First Look Media, who is financing the project. “It’s a subject that we’re close to, handled in a way that’s powerful and complex. And to be in the hands of producers Antoine Fuqua and Kat Samick and this talented cast, we’re sure we’re going to get a thrilling film.”

The inspiration from the film was an event where Anonymous reportedly uncovered 25,000 Mexican government emails containing names and details of the Los Zetas members, and threatened »

- Gary Collinson

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News Briefs: Daniel Radcliffe to Star in 'We Do Not Forget'

7 September 2016 1:20 AM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

We Do Not Forget: Daniel Radcliffe and Zachary Quinto will star in We Do Not Forget, inspired by a real-life battle between a group of activist hackers and a Mexican drug cartel. Zach Helm  (Stranger Than Fiction) wrote the script and will direct. Antoine Fuqua (The Magnificent Seven) is one of the producers. [Deadline]   Shanghai Dawn: Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson are in talks to star in Shanghai Dawn, to be directed by Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite). If things work out,...

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First Look Media, Fuqua Films Team Daniel Radcliffe & Zachary Quinto For ‘We Do Not Forget’

6 September 2016 2:56 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: First Look Media, one of the financiers behind last year’s Best Picture winner Spotlight, is becoming the catalyst for another fascinating fact-based film. I’m told the company is going to finance We Do Not Forget, a drama to star Daniel Radcliffe and Zachary Quinto. Scripted by Stranger Than Fiction scribe Zach Helm to direct, the film is a fictionalized account of a real battle between the “hacktivist” organization Anonymous and the Mexican drug cartel known… »

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‘Zoom’ Starring Alison Pill & Gael Garcia Bernal Is Visually Distinct, But Hardly Memorable [Review]

3 September 2016 6:16 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

For better or worse, Pedro Morelli’s sophomore effort “Zoom” is a film that never once compromises its vision or style. At times reminiscent of a less emotionally poignant “Stranger Than Fiction” and at others a less challenging take on “The Congress,” “Zoom” is at its best when it fully embraces its wackier sensibilities. Visually distinct with […]

The post ‘Zoom’ Starring Alison Pill & Gael Garcia Bernal Is Visually Distinct, But Hardly Memorable [Review] appeared first on The Playlist. »

- Ally Johnson

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5 Things That The New Poster For 'Zoom' Is Lacking

22 August 2016 5:20 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

by Manuel Betancourt

Let's talk about the film Zoom. Have you heard of it? It’s this international co-production film that sounds like the hybrid lovechild of Stranger than Fiction and Adaptation, a third of which is animated, starring a 2D-animated Gael García Bernal. I caught the film earlier this year so I was fascinated (read: bemused) by the latest poster that puts the Mexican actor front and center alongside undersung actress Alison Pill. And yet, compared to the earlier poster that had been revealed for the film, this new floating heads one is pretty… uninspiring to say the least. It loses all the specificity of what makes the film worth seeking out.

But you should be excited for this unique movie. Here are 5 things that the new poster for Zoom isn’t telling you »

- Manuel Betancourt

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Gael Garcia Bernal & Alison Pill Power The Pop-Art Inspired ‘Zoom’ In New Trailer

18 August 2016 11:07 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Mix one part A-ha’s “Take on Me” with a little “Stranger Than Fiction,” and apparently out comes “Zoom,” starring Gael Garcia Bernal and Alison Pill. Directed by Pedro Morelli, the film looks like it could grab a lot of attention with its mixture of live action and animation in a story about a comic book creator whose work […]

The post Gael Garcia Bernal & Alison Pill Power The Pop-Art Inspired ‘Zoom’ In New Trailer appeared first on The Playlist. »

- Charles Dean

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Coming Distractions: Take a trip to the sex doll factory in the new trailer for Zoom

17 August 2016 12:41 PM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Pedro Morelli’s Zoom—a metafiction about a comic book artist, a novelist, and a filmmaker—premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last year, and an official trailer is now here to make you say “huh?” We will break it down for you: Alison Pill stars as Emma, a comic book artist who also works in a sex doll factory because that industry is seemingly more lucrative than comics. But she escapes it all by working on a comic book about an action filmmaker named Edward, who she has constructed as her dream man. Edward (played by Gael García Bernal) is deviating from his action roots to make an arthouse film about a model named Michelle (Mariana Ximenes), who is writing a novel...about a cartoonist named Emma. Things get very Stranger Than Fiction (in fact, the trailer borrows that idiom), but kind of like Stranger Than Fiction on »

- Kayla Kumari Upadhyaya

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Leonardo DiCaprio, Netflix and Women: Hot Documentary Titles At The Toronto Film Festival

11 August 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Every year, IndieWire asks the Toronto Film Festival’s ace documentary programmer, Thom Powers, to dig into the new lineup. The doc czar’s influence extends beyond Toronto to IFC Center’s Stranger than Fiction series, The SundanceNow Doc Club, and November’s influential festival Doc NYC, which selects the infamous Short List, many of which head for Oscar contention.

This year, the Tiff doc program (September 8-18) numbers 37 titles. It’s led by four veterans — Steve James, Raoul Peck, Errol Morris, and Werner Herzog—big names who will pull audiences, playing alongside newcomers who will benefit from the Tiff spotlight. Fisher Stevens and Leonardo DiCaprio have made a new documentary that they hope will push the needle on climate change. Netflix boasts four high-profile offerings likely to factor in the always intense doc Oscar race. And there’s a plethora of new titles that await discovery — and buyers.

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- Anne Thompson

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Leonardo DiCaprio, Netflix and Women: Hot Documentary Titles At The Toronto Film Festival

11 August 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Every year, IndieWire asks the Toronto Film Festival’s ace documentary programmer, Thom Powers, to dig into the new lineup. The doc czar’s influence extends beyond Toronto to IFC Center’s Stranger than Fiction series, The SundanceNow Doc Club, and November’s influential festival Doc NYC, which selects the infamous Short List, many of which head for Oscar contention.

This year, the Tiff doc program (September 8-18) numbers 37 titles. It’s led by four veterans — Steve James, Raoul Peck, Errol Morris, and Werner Herzog—big names who will pull audiences, playing alongside newcomers who will benefit from the Tiff spotlight. Fisher Stevens and Leonardo DiCaprio have made a new documentary that they hope will push the needle on climate change. Netflix boasts four high-profile offerings likely to factor in the always intense doc Oscar race. And there’s a plethora of new titles that await discovery — and buyers.

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- Anne Thompson

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Top 5 Will Ferrell movies just in time for his birthday

16 July 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Top 5 Will Ferrell movies just in time for his birthdayTop 5 Will Ferrell movies just in time for his birthdayAmanda Wood7/16/2016 10:00:00 Am

There is no shortage of funny actors in Hollywood, with people making the leap from places like Saturday Night Live and Second City to the big screen on an almost daily basis.

However, there is nobody quite like Will Ferrell in the business. Going from the funniest guy on SNL to the funniest guy on the big screen isn’t always an easy transition, but Ferrell has proven that his skills are suitable for more than just sketch comedy. Don’t get us wrong, we loved him on SNL, but we’re thankful we get to experience longer-form Ferrell as well.

Today, Will Ferrell turns 49 years old. We’re not sure how he’ll be celebrating, but we hope it involves a huge party reminiscent of Old School, »

- Amanda Wood

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Tickled Review

25 June 2016 9:03 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Wild, weird documentaries are easy to come by these days; just poke around Netflix for a while and you’ll run into a bevy of them within a matter of moments (there’s one about a pelican on a bridge that’s a doozy). Few, however, are as bizarre and absurdly riveting as Tickled, a well-made journalism doc that investigates a network of underground tickling competitions. It’s an ostensibly giggle-inducing idea, but what’s found upon viewing is a hidden world so unsettling, corrupt and dangerous it’ll give you nightmares about personal violation and abuse that goes far deeper than a few pokes to the belly.

Our guide is New Zealand entertainment journalist and reporter David Farrier, who prefaces the film by saying he’s “made a career of looking at the weird and bizarre side of life.” Whatever oddities he’s seen in his line of work »

- Bernard Boo

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8 powerfully effective voice-overs in modern movies

7 June 2016 6:31 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Sometimes funny, often poignant, narration can be hugely effective when deployed successfully. Ryan picks a few great examples...

“God help you if you use voice-over in your work my friends! God help you. That’s flaccid, sloppy writing. Any idiot can use narration to explain the thoughts of a character.”

So says screenwriting coach Robert McKee in Spike Jonze and Charlie Kaufman’s 2002 film, Adaptation. Well, not the real screenwriting coach Robert Mckee, but the one played in superbly aggressive style by actor Brian Cox, who stomps about on stage at a writing seminar like an angry bull. Brilliantly, McKee’s condemnation of voice-overs interrupts the interior thoughts, as narrated by Nicolas Cage’s fictionalised version of Charlie Kaufman - a terminally anxious screenwriter with an Everest-sized case of writer’s block.

It’s an example of the quirky, hall-of-mirrors kind of humour that courses through Adaptation, »

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[Tribeca Review] King Cobra

19 April 2016 11:25 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Throw Boogie Nights, Shooting Porn, Downloading Nancy, and Party Monster in a blender, add some cocaine, a scope of whey protein and squirt of lube and you’ve got the unexpectedly fun King Cobra. Inspired by a true story, the sophomore feature from writer-director Justin Kelly is a darkly comic tale set in the wake of Katrina, a piece of background information that informs the lack of smart phones, high-speed mobile data, and prevalence of primitive HD video in an otherwise timeless tale of creepy older men taking advantage of younger objects of desire.

Pitting two rival gay porn producers vying for the hot new thing, Brent Corrigan (Garrett Clayton), against each other, King Cobra is a lurid piece of business that, at times, goes gleefully over the top while lacking the kind of gut punch you might expect in the film’s third act. It’s more or less »

- John Fink

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