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'Godless': Why Netflix's Brutal, Timely Western Is a Must-See

'Godless': Why Netflix's Brutal, Timely Western Is a Must-See
"This here's the paradise of the locust, the lizard, the snake. It's the land of the bleeding rifle."

So snarls murderous outlaw Frank Griffin in the monologue that gives Godless, the new seven-episode Netflix miniseries premiering on November 22nd, its title. Leading a pack of marauders out to terrorize and slaughter every man, woman, and child that crosses their path, he’s not merely a creature of the American West in the 1880s. Griffin is some otherworldly manifestation of it, a reminder that anyone who ventures into this borderless, lawless
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Netflix’s ‘Godless’ Is The Best Western Of 2017 [Bingeworthy™ Breakdown]

After “The Punisher,” and “Stranger Things” “Alias Grace,” and “Mindhunter,” Netflix is on a serious roll of quality programming and therefore the Bingeworthy™ Breakdown is back and busier than ever.

This week, we’re looking at Scott Frank’s western “Godless.” Scott Frank is known for writing “Minority Report,” “Logan,” ‘Get Shorty” and for directing “The Lookout” and “A Walk Among The Tombstones.” The self-contained, seven episode mini-series stars Jeff Daniels, Jack O’Connell (“Starred Up”), Michelle Dockery (“Downton Abbey”) and Scoot McNairy (“Halt And Catch Fire”).

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New ‘Godless’ Trailer Further Reveals Netflix’s Star-Studded Western Limited Series

Netflix has released a new trailer for the upcoming limited series Godless, and this show continues to look incredible. Executive produced by Steven Soderbergh and Scott Frank, the latter of whom serves as writer and director, the 1880s New Mexico-set Western stars Jeff Daniels as a notorious criminal on a mission of revenge as his gang of outlaws hunts down the son-like protégé who betrayed their brotherhood (Jack O’Connell). Frank, who co-wrote films like Logan and Minority Report and wrote and directed the underrated thriller The Lookout, initially developed Godless as a feature film until …
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‘Godless’ Trailer: Scott Frank’s Western Netflix Series Looks Like The Show We Need Right Now

‘Godless’ Trailer: Scott Frank’s Western Netflix Series Looks Like The Show We Need Right Now
When filmmaker Steven Soderbergh (Ocean’s Eleven, Logan Lucky) gets involved in a project, I pay attention. When that project happens to be a western, a genre I’ve always loved…well, I’m hooked already. Such is the case with Godless, a Netflix limited series Soderbergh is producing for writer/director Scott Frank (The Lookout). The streaming service has just unveiled […]

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‘Godless’ First Look: A Six-Hour Western From Scott Frank, Steven Soderbergh, and Netflix

‘Godless’ First Look: A Six-Hour Western From Scott Frank, Steven Soderbergh, and Netflix
An old school western miniseries is coming to Netflix later this year from Steven Soderbergh and director Scott Frank (The Lookout). The last time the two of them worked together was on their adaptation of Elmore Leonard’s Out of Sight, so of course their next collaboration has our expectations sky high. Frank, who last directed A Walk Among the Tombstones, wrote […]

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First Look: Netflix Western ‘Godless,’ Directed By Scott Frank, Executive Produced By Steven Soderbergh

Believe it or not, Netflix has never released their own limited series. Well, that changes this fall with “Godless,” a project we’ve been highly anticipating forever, and that we’re very glad is finally seeing the light of day.

Read More: The 30 Most Anticipated New TV Shows Of 2017

Written and directed by celebrated screenwriter Scott Frank (“Out Of Sight,” “Minority Report,” “The Lookout”), “Godless” has been kicking around forever, and started as a movie script that was so tantalizing that both Steven Soderbergh and David Fincher considered making it.

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‘The Invitation’ Team Will Make The Scott Frank-Produced Horror Film ‘Breed’

‘The Invitation’ Team Will Make The Scott Frank-Produced Horror Film ‘Breed’
The makers of The Invitation are teaming up with Scott Frank, the Academy Award-nominated writer-director behind The Lookout and A Walk Among the Tombstones. Frank is producing director Karyn Kusama‘s Breed, which is based on Chase Novack‘s 2013 horror novel. Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi are writing the adaptation. Below, learn more about Karyn Kusama’s Breed movie. Frank, who also adapted Get Shorty and Out of Sight, […]

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The top 25 films of Jeff Daniels

Dan Cooper Jul 8, 2016

From Dumb & Dumber and The Martian, through to Arachnophobia and Steve Jobs - we salute the screen work of Jeff Daniels...

They say that when you play the Game of Thrones, “you win or you die”. The Game of Jeff Daniels, however, is an undeniably different beast and for the most part is a definite “you win or you win”. After viewing dozens of Jeff Daniels movies and spending many, many hours with his on-screen personas, it’s fair to say that the maxim has been sorely tested but guess what? It still holds true. This list has been carefully curated to celebrate the veteran actor’s talent, versatility and wit and no matter which (if any) of these movies you decide to revisit or check out for the first time, Jeff is guaranteed to give you something to love in each and every one.

25. Dumb And Dumber To (2014)

Hmmm.
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Recommended New Books on Filmmaking: A.O. Scott, Orson Welles, Owen Gleiberman, Humphrey Bogart, and More

Part of the fun in rounding up recent books about (or connected to) cinema is the sheer diversity of releases. This latest collection features a dive into this history of Hollywood legends, lots more Force Awakens, compelling reads from two fascinating critics, texts highlighting the art of Batman v. Superman and The Little Prince, and more. Plus, if you’ve been coveting Constable Zuvio mentions, you’re finally in luck.

Movie Freak: My Life Watching Movies by Owen Gleiberman (Hachette Books)

My favorite book of 2016 thus far has arrived, and it’s Movie Freak by former Entertainment Weekly critic Owen Gleiberman. For many a nineties teen, EW was something of a pop culture bible, and Gleiberman’s incisive writing was a key reason. In Movie Freak, his unguardedly personal memoir, he talks of films loved (Blue Velvet, Manhunter), friendships dashed (with the likes of Oliver Stone and Pauline Kael), and
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Scott Frank Says His Long Developing Western 'Godless' Will Be A 6-Hour Netflix Miniseries

Scott Frank Says His Long Developing Western 'Godless' Will Be A 6-Hour Netflix Miniseries
If you need your daily reminder to never give up on your dreams, today's lesson comes from Scott Frank. The writer/director has no shortage of terrific credits to his name ("Minority Report," "Out Of Sight," "The Lookout," "Get Shorty"), but for over a decade, he's been looking to get his 1888-set western "Godless" made, in particular convincing directors to take it on, including Steven Soderbergh. Read More: Review: 'A Walk Among The Tombstones' Starring Liam Neeson And Dan Stevens "He didn't want to shoot people on horses," Frank told us in 2014 about Soderbergh turning down the gig, also adding that Sam Mendes had looked at the project too. "I begged him to direct it. And by the way —that's happened twice now. I wasn't going to direct 'The Lookout.' I had gone through two other directors, and the last one was [David] Fincher. When he left, I
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Scott Frank Says His Long Developing Western 'Godless' Will Be A 6-Hour Netflix Miniseries

If you need your daily reminder to never give up on your dreams, today's lesson comes from Scott Frank. The writer/director has no shortage of terrific credits to his name ("Minority Report," "Out Of Sight," "The Lookout," "Get Shorty"), but for over a decade, he's been looking to get his 1888-set western "Godless" made, in particular convincing directors to take it on, including Steven Soderbergh. Read More: Review: 'A Walk Among The Tombstones' Starring Liam Neeson And Dan Stevens "He didn't want to shoot people on horses," Frank told us in 2014 about Soderbergh turning down the gig, also adding that Sam Mendes had looked at the project too. "I begged him to direct it. And by the way —that's happened twice now. I wasn't going to direct 'The Lookout.' I had gone through two other directors, and the last one was [David] Fincher. When he left, I
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"Bitten" - Enter Laura Vandervoort

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Take another look @ actress Laura Vandervoort, who plays a female 'werewolf' in the TV series "Bitten", in a revealing pictorial for "Maxim" magazine, plus footage from the shoot:

After commercials and guest-starring roles on Canadian TV series "Mutant X", "Prom Queen", "Goosebumps", "Twice in a Lifetime", "Doc", "Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye", "Troubled Waters", "The Dresden Files" and the Disney TV movies, "Mom's Got a Date with a Vampire" and "Alley Cats Strike", Vandervoort landed a lead role on the CTV series "Instant Star".

In 2006, Vandervoort shot her first feature "The Lookout". This was followed by an appearance on "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" and the role of 'Kara Kent' aka 'Supergirl' on "Smallville".

She was a regular in "Smallville" season seven, and appeared in the "Bloodline" episode for season eight, returning for another two episodes in the series' 10th and final season.

Vandervoort then co-starred in "Into the Blue 2: The Reef
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’24’ and ‘Spanking The Monkey’ actress Alberta Watson passes away at 60

Character actress Alberta Watson passed away on Saturday due to cancer, her agent has reported. Watson was 60.

Watson began her acting career in Canada with national broadcaster CBC, gaining notice for a key role in the 1978 feature In Praise of Older Women. Watson went on to a variety of roles in movies such as 1981’s Black Mirror and 1983’s The Keep, as well as guest stints on shows such as Kane & Abel.

Watson got her first major television role in Buck James, following that up with guest appearances on shows such as The Equalizer and Street Legal. As the 90s came around, she became a more prominent fixture in television, appearing on shows such as Law & Order and The Outer Limits. Watson also appeared in David O. Russell’s 1994 feature Spanking the Monkey, garnering acclaim for her role of Susan Aibelli. She followed that up with roles in the 1995 feature Hackers,
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New on DVD/Blu-ray: 'Gone Girl' and 'A Walk Among the Tombstones' Lead a Great Week for Adult Movies

A Walk Among the Tombstones - Universal Studios - Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD Director: Scott Frank Cast: Liam NeesonDan StevensDavid HarbourPatrick F. McDadeLaura Birn. Full cast + crew This is a banner week for smart movies made for adult audiences. Obviously Gone Girl is the biggest name of the bunch, but don't let its box office status let you overlook A Walk Among the Tombstones, the newest movie from The Lookout writer and director Scott Frank. The cover may make this look like a Taken spin-off, but it's a gripping, artful, restrained pot boiler about a former cop turned unlicensed detective who gets caught up investigating the kidnap and murder of a mobster's wife. Neeson is great in it, and better yet, he's...

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'The Guest' Star Dan Stevens Reveals That Method Man Is a Huge 'Downton Abbey' Fan

On October 10th, one of our very favorite movies of the year expands nationwide, to about 500 screens, after building considerable word-of-mouth and sterling reviews. That movie is "The Guest." And instead of being a stuffy art house movie, which follows a similar rollout (and achieves comparable buzz), "The Guest" is a down-and-dirty genre movie and probably the most fun 100 minutes you'll have in a theater all year.

The movie, from the creators of "You're Next" (writer Simon Barrett and director Adam Wingard), stars Dan Stevens from "Downton Abbey" as David, a war veteran who returns to the home of his fallen brother-in-arms. Presenting himself to the family, he says that he is there to just keep an eye on them and maybe stay until he gets back on his feet. But it turns out that David's intentions are much more malevolent, and what starts out as a tableau of suburban
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A Walk Among the Tombstones movie review: only mostly dead

Liam Neeson’s good performance only just elevates the general seen-it-before-ness, including a risible appropriation of women’s pain for men’s redemption. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

I have not read the source material

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

Women’s suffering as a motivation for men to do something adventurously badass features in, oh, about one movie every week; this week’s is The Equalizer. But rarely has that connection — the abuse or murder of a woman or women kickstarting a man’s emotional and spiritual journey — been so explicit as it is in A Walk Among the Tombstones. Novelist Lawrence Block’s ex-cop private eye Matt Scudder, here in Liam Neeson (A Million Ways to Die in the West) mode, doesn’t work for drug-trafficker scum like Kenny Kristo (Dan Stevens: The Guest) as a matter of principle,
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Don’t We Want ’70s-Style Adult Thrillers Like ‘A Walk Among The Tombstones’? A Chat With Scott Frank

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Don’t We Want ’70s-Style Adult Thrillers Like ‘A Walk Among The Tombstones’? A Chat With Scott Frank
Everybody says, bring back those great, gritty 70s adult thrillers. Scott Frank makes one with Liam Neeson in A Walk Among The Tombstones, and not enough people show up to launch it into a franchise. With $13 million in ticket sales so far, it’s $5 million short of what it is needed to trigger more films based on the Matthew Scudder character from Lawrence Block’s mystery novels. I can sit here and wonder if the results would have been better had Universal opened it after Denzel Washington’s turn in The Equalizer this Friday, when appetites will be whetted for challenging adult films and heroes without capes. Or I can point to the squeamishness of some critics who blasted Frank for faithfully adapting a novel about Scudder’s hunt for two serial killers preying on the girlfriends and daughters of drug dealers. It is hard to pretty that up, but one normally smart,
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The Maze Runner! A Walk Among the Tombstones! – Watch this week’s Box Office Chaps!

Flickering Myth co-editor Oliver Davis and film boffin Sam Winchester discuss the Us Box Office Top 5 from the weekend 19-21st September, 2014, casting their English eyes across the pond!

The movies discussed are No Good Deed (Idris Elba), The Maze Runner (Dylan O’Brien), Dolphin Tale 2 (Morgan Freeman), A Walk Among the Tombstones (Liam Neeson) and This is When I Leave You (Jason Bateman) – but in what order!? Find out in this week’s episode…

If you haven’t subscribed to Flickering Myth’s wonderful YouTube channel, you well should. It’s lovely.

Here’s a bit more information on the films discussed at the top of the Us Box Office…

No Good Deed centres on a former District Attorney, and mother of 2 young children (Taraji P. Henson, The Karate Kid), kidnapped and terrorized by a handsome but mysterious stranger (Idris Elba), who she lets into her home to wait for help,
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A Walk Among The Tombstones – The Review

After an unsuccessful comedy (A Million Ways To Die In The West) and drama (Third Person), Liam Neeson is back in full Taken (that unexpected 2008 hit that made this greying screen vet a full-fledged action hero) mode. There’s a couple of twists for this go-around. He’s not out to rescue a loved one from kidnappers, but is hired to track down somebody that’s grabbing up victims for ransom. Now like Non-stop from early this year, he’s a haunted fella’ who’s battling the bottle (in the former flick he was still imbibing, while now he’s in full program). But he’s not on a plane or dashing around exotic locales. He’s trudging the gritty, and often soggy, mean streets of Manhattan. Interestingly he’s playing a character we’ve seen on screen before, way back in 1986 it was Jeff Bridges in 8 Million Ways To Die.
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Liam Neeson Talks A Walk Among The Tombstones, Collaborating with Scott Frank, and More

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Opening this weekend is director Scott Frank‘s crime thriller A Walk Among the Tombstones. The film stars Liam Neeson as a troubled ex-cop who investigates the kidnapping of a heroin drug lord’s wife, teaming up with a heroin trafficker (Dan Stevens) and his brother to hunt down the men responsible for the crime. Unlike his Taken role where Neeson is nearly impossible to pin down, A Walk Among the Tombstones takes place in the real world, where the characters need to use their brains and not rely on an endless supply of bullets to get the job done. Frank has a number of great credits as a screenwriter (Minority Report, Out of Sight), and he did great work directing The Lookout. I'm happy to say I really enjoyed A Walk Among the Tombstones and definitely recommend checking it out this weekend. During my video interview with Liam Neeson
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