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‘Mr. Turner,’ ‘Legend’ Dp Dick Pope on Set Discipline, Digital, Collaboration

16 November 2016 7:33 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Bydgoszcz, Poland – Cinematographer Dick Pope doesn’t suffer fools gladly. When he’s on the set, he demands that his crew avoid distractions and stay focused on the task at hand. “I hate small talk, reading newspapers, anything that will put the actors off doing their best.”

And when Pope is judging the films of others, even the work of new filmmakers, he will vote harshly if they haven’t done their homework. And judging films is exactly what Pope is doing this week, as jury president of the Cinematographers’ Debuts Competition at the Camerimage film festival in Bydgoszcz, Poland. The fest began on Nov. 14 and will end Nov. 19.

“They may be debut DPs but I’m not very forgiving of substandardly photographed films,” he says. “That’s true of any cinematographer. Whether it’s their first film or their 50th, they should be prepared enough so that the photography is worth watching. »

- Peter Caranicas

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Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake Show Off Incredible Beach Bods on Caribbean Vacation

12 November 2016 9:10 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake make a super fit couple!

The Illusionist star rocked a black bikini as her husband showed off their toned abs and board shorts on Thursday for the couple's Caribbean on vacation.

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Watch: Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel Dress Up as Trolls for Halloween With Cute Son Silas

The R&R is certainly welcome for the couple, one month after their four-year wedding anniversary -- and the two of them have definitely been showing lots of affection!

Earlier this month, the 34-year-old actress got a visit from her husband, 35, on the set of her upcoming move, Shock and Awe, where they packed on the Pda in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Watch: Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel Pack on Pda on the Set of Her New Film

Check out the video below for sweet moment.

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Justin Timberlake Responds to Wife Jessica Biel’s Legal ‘I Voted’ Selfie a Week After His Debacle at the Polls

31 October 2016 5:47 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Jessica Biel is following in her husband’s footsteps by casting her ballot — but didn’t break any laws while doing it!

The 34-year-old actress took to Instagram on Monday to share a selfie collage of herself posing with her “I Voted” sticker, a notable difference from the selfie her husband, Justin Timberlake, took with an actual voting machine.

“When you’re so turnt up about voting that you do a photo shoot with your sticker and think it’s cool but then second guess it,” she wrote, adding “But you’ve already posted, but at least you waited to »

- Alexia Fernandez

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Edward Norton On Why Method Acting Is Misunderstood — Hamptons Film Festival

12 October 2016 1:08 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Anyone watching movies for the last 20-plus years knows the work of Edward Norton: Whether it’s his Oscar-nominated turns in “American History X” and “Birdman,” his iconic turn in “Fight Club,” or fan favorites “The Illusionist” and “The 25th Hour,” Norton’s ubiquity has made him a fixture in American cinema.

Needless to say, the actor has spent the last two decades building up one hell of a resume, which is exactly why he was honored for a career achievement award at this year’s Hamptons International Film Festival. Luckily for everyone at the festival, Norton made some time to talk with storied New York film critic David Edelstein to a crowd of 500 or so people, where he dug into some of his influences and brought up some academic criticisms of acting as an art form today.

Read More: Edward Norton Discusses the Collaborative Process in Highlights from »

- Bryn Gelbart

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Jessica Biel Eats In The Shower And Dares Fans To Try It

1 October 2016 10:52 AM, PDT | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

Where do you prefer to eat breakfast? Jessica Biel shared another photo to Instagram on Friday of a peculiar habit she has — eating in the shower. Not only that, but she seems to want to make it a thing! “Yes. I eat in the shower. I admit it,” “The Illusionist” star shared. “Chicken apple sausage […] »

- Brent Furdyk

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Jessica Biel to Star in USA Network Crime Thriller ‘The Sinner’

7 September 2016 1:30 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Jessica Biel will star in “The Sinner,” a crime thriller that has been picked up to pilot by USA Network, Variety has learned.

Biel is also attached as an executive producer on the potential series, which hails from Universal Cable Productions.

“The Sinner” is an hourlong drama that follows a young mother who is overcome by an inexplicable fit of rage and commits a startling and very public act of violence — and to her horror has no idea why. The event launches a crime thriller whose driving force is not the who or the what, but the why. A rogue investigator finds himself obsessed with uncovering the woman’s buried motive, and together they travel a harrowing journey into the depths of her psyche and the violent secrets hidden in her past.

Based on Petra Hammesfahr’s book of the same name, the pilot was written and created by Derek Simonds, whose »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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‘7th Heaven’ 20th Anniversary: Where the Stars Are Now

26 August 2016 12:19 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

“7th Heaven” debuted on The WB exactly 20 years ago today.

The hour-long drama was the cornerstone of the now-defunct network, spanning 11 seasons and 243 episodes (its final season aired on The CW).

“7th Heaven” chronicled the lives of the Reverend Eric Camden, his wife Annie, and their seven children. Despite it’s faith-based theme, the show tackled controversial subjects including drug and alcohol abuse, teen pregnancy and racism.

Jessica Biel, who played eldest daughter Mary Camden, is widely considered the breakout star of the show. The actress went onto star in teen and horror fodder including “Summer Catch,” “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre,” and “Blade: Trinity,” before taking on dramas such as “The Illusionist” and “Home of the Brave.”

Biel began a high profile relationship with pop star Justin Timberlake in 2007, and the two wed in 2012. The couple welcomed a son, Silas, in 2015.

Stephen Collins, the veteran actor who played patriarch Eric Camden, shockingly »

- Lawrence Yee

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Neil Burger To Direct ‘The Intouchables’ Remake Starring Bryan Cranston & Kevin Hart

25 August 2016 4:00 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Neil Burger has been hired to direct The Weinstein Company’s remake of The Intouchables, starring Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston. Burger directed the 2006 Edward Norton film The Illusionist, as well as Limitless starring Bradley Cooper, and the Ya adaptation of Divergent. More details on the Intouchables remake, after the jump. Jacob Hall’s original story […]

The post Neil Burger To Direct ‘The Intouchables’ Remake Starring Bryan Cranston & Kevin Hart appeared first on /Film. »

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Neil Burger to Direct Kevin Hart, Bryan Cranston in ‘Intouchables’ Remake

25 August 2016 9:03 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Divergent” director Neil Burger has been tapped to direct The Weinstein Company’s remake of “The Intouchables,” starring Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston.

TWC plans to start showing in January. Hart and Cranston, who have not worked together before, came on board the project in March.

The original French movie starred Francois Cluzet and Omar Sy in the story of the friendship that develops between a quadriplegic millionaire and his caregiver. “Intouchables” grossed close to $430 million worldwide in 2011 and TWC picked up remake rights that year as part of a deal to release the original domestically.

The original film was directed by Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano.

John Hartmere has written the script for the remake. Burger worked with TWC on “The Illusionist” and also directed “Limitless.”

Burger has been writing the script for Universal’s “Bride of Frankenstein” remake. He’s repped by CAA. The news was first reported by Deadline Hollywood. »

- Dave McNary

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‘Victoria’ Trailer: New British Miniseries Follows Queen Victoria’s Early Life, From Her Throne To Her Courtship

2 August 2016 2:07 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Though historical drama fans in the United States might have to wait a bit, their UK counterparts will be excited for the next big period drama to take over their TV. The upcoming eight-part miniseries “Victoria” follows the early life of Queen Victoria (Jenna Coleman), from her ascension to the throne at the tender age of 18 through her courtship and marriage to Prince Albert (Tom Hughes). The series also features Rufus Sewell (“The Illusionist”) as Lord Melbourne, Peter Firth (“Equus”) as the Duke of Cumberland, Paul Rhys (“Vincent and Theo”) as Sir John Conroy, and many more.

Read More: ‘Doctor Who’s’ Jenna Coleman Embodies the Vivacious and Very Short Queen ‘Victoria’

The series is created by Daisy Goodwin, who previously produced on such British programs as the UK version of “The Apprentice,” the reality show “How Clean Is Your House?” the five-part documentary “Jamie’s Kitchen,” and Sharon Horgan’s comedy series “Pulling. »

- Vikram Murthi

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‘Victoria’ Trailer: New British Miniseries Follows Queen Victoria’s Early Life, From Her Throne To Her Courtship

2 August 2016 2:07 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Though historical drama fans in the United States might have to wait a bit, their UK counterparts will be excited for the next big period drama to take over their TV. The upcoming eight-part miniseries “Victoria” follows the early life of Queen Victoria (Jenna Coleman), from her ascension to the throne at the tender age of 18 through her courtship and marriage to Prince Albert (Tom Hughes). The series also features Rufus Sewell (“The Illusionist”) as Lord Melbourne, Peter Firth (“Equus”) as the Duke of Cumberland, Paul Rhys (“Vincent and Theo”) as Sir John Conroy, and many more.

Read More: ‘Doctor Who’s’ Jenna Coleman Embodies the Vivacious and Very Short Queen ‘Victoria’

The series is created by Daisy Goodwin, who previously produced on such British programs as the UK version of “The Apprentice,” the reality show “How Clean Is Your House?” the five-part documentary “Jamie’s Kitchen,” and Sharon Horgan’s comedy series “Pulling. »

- Vikram Murthi

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Here’s What It’s Like to Shoot an American Movie In Cuba Today

23 June 2016 7:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Shooting a feature film in Cuba comes with a unique set of challenges that make the usual logistical hurdles of filmmaking seem like nothing. Still, those who have had the opportunity to shoot in the socialist country say they wouldn’t trade the experience for anything. As the U.S. trade embargo with Cuba comes to an end, film production in the country is expected to ramp up.

While Hollywood studio productions like “Fast 8” and “Transformers: The Last Knight” claimed to be “making history” earlier this year by being the first American films to shoot in Havana in half a century, two American directors had already shot independent films in Cuba on the heels of the relaxed travel restrictions by the United States government: Bob Yari’s “Papa Hemingway in Cuba” and Ben Chace’s “Sin Alas” (“Without Wings”).

Read More: ‘Sin Alas’ – First American Film Shot in Cuba »

- Graham Winfrey

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Woody Harrelson made Mark Ruffalo see green

10 June 2016 12:20 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

If you had Haymitch Abernathy and the Hulk face off, you could easily predict the clear winner. But if you gave Haymitch Professor X’s powers and got him to stay sober for a few days, the Hunger Games champion would probably have the edge. Haymitch and the the big green guy’s real-life alter-egos had a meeting of the minds that had Woody Harrelson making Mark Ruffalo see green. Literally seeing green. (’Cause he's the Hulk, of course.) Harrelson, who learned the art of mentalism for his role in the Now You See Me films, got to try out his new skills on his co-star when the two of them were in New Orleans (where part of the first film was shot). It was during dinner with Keith Barry, mentalist and hypnotism consultant on 2013’s Now You See Me, and consultant for mentalism and other magic on the sequel to the magician heist movie, which hit theaters today. Barry trained Harrelson via Skype at first, then flew out to work with him in Los Angeles. They met at Soho House, where the Ireland-born mentalist hypnotized a large group of people. “And then I said [to Harrelson], ‘Okay, off you go!’” Barry recalled. “He said, ‘What do you mean?’ I said, ‘You start hypnotizing people!’ As a hypnotist, you have to prepare to fail all the time, and you do fail because there’s various levels of susceptibility, as we call it. But he embraced it, and we just had an absolute blast while we were out and about.” Woody Harrelson as Merritt McKinney in Now You See Me 2. Photo credit: Jay Maidment/Summit Entertainment Cut to a few months later, during Now You See Me’s production in New Orleans: Harrelson had honed his skills well enough to get Ruffalo to forget the number 6 and to see everything as if through a green filter. Barry contends that Ruffalo was genuinely hypnotized, though the actor says he was only pretending to be hypnotized. But, as Barry explained, proficient hypnotists can tell if someone is truly under hypnosis by looking for dilation of pupils and watching the carotid arteries in the neck. “I think Mark doesn’t even know the truth himself,” Barry told me. So I was curious: If mentalists can get people to literally see green, can they change how we see green and red, giving us the experience of different kinds of color blindness? “Yeah, pretty much anything psychological can happen with hypnosis. So, yeah, color blindness is actually quite easy,” Barry said. “I can make myself invisible, float objects around.” Seriously, this dude is Professor X. [I’ll break here to warn you that there’s a Spoiler about the big reveal in the first Now You See Me film a couple paragraphs down.] We’ll have our full video interview with Barry on HitFix next week, but I’ll share one more tidbit from our chat today: His favorite movies about magicians — aside from the Now You See Me movies of course — are The Prestige and The Illusionist (which both came out in 2006). “Those were amazing movies,” he said. “If I was to pick a favorite between the two, I’d probably go with The Illusionist. I just think Ed Norton was amazing in it.” Lesson learned: Hulks make good illusionists. Okay, Eric Bana, when’s your magician movie coming out? Now You See Me 2 opens in theaters today and also stars Jesse Eisenberg, Dave Franco, Lizzy Caplan, Daniel Radcliffe, Jay Chou, Morgan Freeman, and Michael Caine. »

- Emily Rome

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Papa: Hemingway In Cuba – Review

29 April 2016 6:28 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The fact-inspired film Papa: Hemingway In Cuba is a prime example of why a good director matters. As some sage once said, “If it was easy, everyone would do it.”

The film is first American film shot in Cuba since Castro’s 1959 revolution, and there is so degree of thrill in seeing Hemingway’s home and the actual locations he frequented. In fact, the story takes place in 1959, with true-story basis loaded with dramatic potential. Sadly, producer-turned -director Bob Yari fails to put to good use to those elements, along with a strong cast. Only the most determined Hemingway devotees will get much out of Yari’s dull, pedestrian film.

Giovanni Ribisi plays young newspaperman Ed Myers (a stand-in for the real journalist Denne Bart Petitclerc, on whose memoir of his friendship with Hemingway the story is based). Ed writes a fan letter of sorts to his idol Hemingway, whom »

- Cate Marquis

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Win A Papa: Hemingway In Cuba Prizepack

25 April 2016 2:21 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“In order to write about life, you must first live it.” – Ernest Hemingway

The first Hollywood film to shoot on location in Cuba since the 1959 revolution, Papa:Hemingway in Cuba is the true-life story of a young journalist who finds a father figure in legendary author Ernest Hemingway.  Their relationship began in the late 1950’s when Ed Myers, then a junior reporter at The Miami Herald, wrote a fan letter to his idol. Myers thought he was being pranked when the larger than life Hemingway phoned the newsroom a week later, inviting him to Havana.

”Good letter, kid,” the famous voice growled. ”You like to fish?“

Hidden away at his private estate with his wife Mary, the elusive author mentors Myers in fishing, drinking, and finding his voice while the Cuban Revolution boils up around them. In this turbulent landscape, observing an icon in his twilight years, Myers discovers his strength »

- Movie Geeks

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Competition: Win thriller ‘Bound By Blood’ on DVD

12 April 2016 7:19 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Radiant yoga instructor May (Jessica Biel; The Illusionist, Playing For Keeps) has her wholesome life thrown out of balance by the arrival of her long-lost biological sister Shiva (Zosia Mamet of the hit HBO show Girls & Mad Men), a street-smart yet naïve young woman with an abusive boyfriend. May feels compelled to rescue the hapless Shiva and finds herself increasingly drawn out of her sedate world and deeper into Shiva’s chaotic one – with lethal consequences.

Bound By Blood (cert.15) is available on DVD and Digital on Monday 11th April 2016, courtesy of Solo Media and Matchbox Films. And to celebrate the release we have three DVDs to giveaway!

To win a copy of Bound By Blood on DVD, just answer the following question:

Which of the following films did Not star actress Jessica Biel? Was it:

a) The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

b) I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry

c) Greenberg »

- Phil Wheat

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Jessica Biel Signs With Wme

31 March 2016 4:34 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Actress Jessica Biel has signed with Wme. She’ll next be seen in Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, which she produced and is starring in opposite Jason Sudeikis, and will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival. She most recently wrapped A Kind of Murder for Killer Films, starring with Patrick Wilson. She has starred in such films as The Illusionist, The A-Team, Hitchcock, and the Garry Marshall-directed ensemble Valentine’s Day. Biel had been at CAA. She continues to… »

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‘Oscuro Animal,’ ‘Pan-American Machinery’ Top Mexico’s Guadalajara Fest

13 March 2016 7:35 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Graced by Alfonso Cuaron, Antonio Banderas, Diego Luna, Danny Glover and Maya Rudolph, Mexico’s Guadalajara Festival gave its two biggest prizes to feature debuts – Mexico’s “Pan-American Machinery” (pictured)  and Colombia’s “Oscuro Animal” – at Mexico’s Guadalajara Festival.

Relocated, largely successfully, in the city’s stylish colonial Musa Arts Museum, Guadalajara’s 31st edition was marked by two big new Mexican films – “The 4th Company” and “Me Estas Matando, Susana,” a heavyweight Mexican industry presence led by Argos, Canana, Alebrije Film & TV and Alazraki Ent., and the huge excitement generated by Latin America’s build in Svod operators and their production financing, however narrow indie producers’ potential profit margins.

But the immediate glory went to two social-issue titles. Directed by Mexico’s Joaquin del Paso, “Pan-American Machinery” turns on the tale of workers at a heavy machinery factory uniting to stave off its closure. Laced with “touches of Buñuel, »

- John Hopewell

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Argos Cine Teams With Bob Yari, Arturo Perez Reverte (Exclusive)

10 March 2016 5:25 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Guadalajara — Mexico’s Argos Cine is teaming with both Bob Yari, producer of “Crash” and “The Illusionist,” to co-produce “Luciérnagas en El Mozote” (“Fireflies at El Mozote”) and with Spain’s Arturo Perez Reverte, author of “Queen of the South,” for a second movie, “The Man From Rome,” an English-language big-screen makeover of Reverte’s Seville-set thriller “La piel del tambor,” in deals that mark out Argos Cine and parent Argos Comunicacion as an ambitious go-to production partner in Mexico for both film and TV.

Moving forward on the series “Burn the Bridge,” Argos Cine struck no fewer than nine co-production deals at Mexico’s Guadalajara Festival, boarding three titles at its Co-production meeting – Chile’s “Another Lake,” Costa Rica’s “Ballroom,” and Mexico’s “Night of July” – and two genre pic projects from Spanish producer Antonia Nava, agreeing to co-produce Ahinoa Menendez’s “Eco” and Gustavo Moheno’s “Melisa. »

- John Hopewell

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Argos Cine Teams With Bob Yari, Arturo Perez Reverte (Exclusive)

10 March 2016 5:25 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Guadalajara — Mexico’s Argos Cine is teaming with both Bob Yari, producer of “Crash” and “The Illusionist,” to co-produce “Luciérnagas en El Mozote” (“Fireflies at El Mozote”) and with Spain’s Arturo Perez Reverte, author of “Queen of the South,” for a second movie, “The Man From Rome,” an English-language big-screen makeover of Reverte’s Seville-set thriller “La piel del tambor,” in deals that mark out Argos Cine and parent Argos Comunicacion as an ambitious go-to production partner in Mexico for both film and TV.

Moving forward on the series “Burn the Bridge,” Argos Cine struck no fewer than nine co-production deals at Mexico’s Guadalajara Festival, boarding three titles at its Co-production meeting – Chile’s “Another Lake,” Costa Rica’s “Ballroom,” and Mexico’s “Night of July” – and two genre pic projects from Spanish producer Antonia Nava, agreeing to co-produce Ahinoa Menendez’s “Eco” and Gustavo Moheno’s “Melisa. »

- John Hopewell

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