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(Aotn) Best known for their work in the realm of film, brothers Ethan and Joel Coen are well on their way to further making their mark in the TV realm as well! It has just been revealed that Netflix has acquired the rights to the Coen Brothers Western anthology series “The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs”. This will mark the Coen Brothers first work as writers and directors for television, although they do have executive producer credits.
The first season of the series will consist of six episodes and is said to begin streaming on Netflix sometime in 2018. Here’s what we know about the series so far:
“The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” will be divided into six different stories, each one focusing on a different viewpoint and tale of the Wild Wild West. Tim Blake Nelson (O’Brother, The Incredible Hulk) will take on the role of Buster Scruggs, the hero of the story, »
- Kristyn Clarke
Battle Of The Sexes, starring Emma Stone and Steve Carell, will be this year’s American Express Gala at this year’s BFI London Film Festival. The film will receive its European Premiere on Saturday 7 October at London’s Odeon Leicester Square, with Emma Stone, Andrea Riseborough, Elisabeth Shue, directors Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton, and the legendary Billie Jean King expected to attend.
There will also be screenings of Battle Of The Sexes with highlights from the festival premiere taking place at cinemas across the UK on Tuesday 10 October.
In the wake of the sexual revolution and the rise of the women’s movement, the 1973 tennis match between women’s world champion Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and ex-men’s-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) was billed as the Battle Of The Sexes and became one of the most watched televised sports events of all time, reaching 90 million viewers around the world. »
- Paul Heath
Historically speaking, presidents of the motion picture Academy have been directors, producers, stars, executives — more front-office types than in-the-trenches artisans. Until last week, the only “below-the-line” leader of the organization in its 90-year history was art director Gene Allen, who served from 1983 to 1985.
That makes this week’s election of cinematographer John Bailey all the more noteworthy for Academy members determined to keep their contributions to the art and craft of cinema in the spotlight. And in Bailey’s particular professional sphere, there is obvious cause for celebration; cinematographers are excited and inspired to finally see one of their own at the AMPAS helm.
- Kristopher Tapley
The Coen Brothers‘ adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s exploration into the modern American West, “No Country for Old Men,” frames a vignette of a crime that ultimately makes a statement on the Western itself. ScreenPrism’s analysis of the metaphor-laden film focuses on the final scene where Tommy Lee Jones’ Sheriff Bell explains the various dreams he recently had to his wife.
Continue reading Exploring The Ambiguous Ending Of ‘No Country For Old Men’ at The Playlist. »
- Julia Teti
Kirsten Howard Joseph Baxter Aug 10, 2017
Directors Joel and Ethan Coen are about to make their debut on a completely different medium. The sibling visionaries behind classics such as No Country For Old Men, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, The Big Lebowski, Fargo and last year’s Hail, Caesar! are coming to television with an event series that will undoubtedly become a poignant entry in the Western genre.
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Streaming giant to premiere western anthology next year.
The western anthology, produced by Annapurna Television, will feature six tales about the American frontier. Each chapter will feature a distinct story about the American West. Tim Blake Nelson will star as Buster.
Cindy Holland, vice-president of original »
Streaming giant to premiere Western anthology series next year.
The Western anthology, produced by Annapurna Television, will feature six tales about the American frontier. Each chapter will feature a distinct story about the American West. Tim Blake Nelson will star as Buster.
Cindy Holland, vice-president »
The Coen brothers are the latest filmmakers to make the leap to the small screen.
On Wednesday, Netflix announced that Joel and Ian Coen are directing and writing an original western anthology titled The Ballad of Buster Scruggs that is set to premiere on the streaming service sometime next year. "We are streaming motherf**kers!" the Coens said in a joint statement.
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The anthology is to feature "six tales about the American frontier," and will star Tim Blake Nelson as Buster Scruggs. Nelson has already worked with the Coen brothers in O Brother, Where Art Thou? in 2000.
The filmmakers are four-time Oscar winners. In 2007, they earned an Academy Award for writing Fargo, and in 2008, they won Best Picture, Best Achievement in Directing and Best Adapted Screenplay for their film, No Country for Old Men.
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Joel and Ethan Coen have found a home for their Western anthology The Ballad of Buster Scruggs. The six-part story heads to Netflix in 2018. Actor Tim Blake Nelson, who previously co-starred in the Coen brothers' O Brother, Where Art Thou?, will play Buster Scruggs.
"We are streaming motherfuckers!," the Coen brothers said in a statement after Netflix announced the acquisition. According to the streaming service, "the Western anthology will feature six tales about the American frontier told through the unique and incomparable voice of Joel and Ethan Coen. Each chapter »
It feels like we’ve been silhouetted in a doorway with our hand hovering over the low-slung six-shooter on our hip for an age now, waiting for the opportunity to run through our favorite films in one of our very favorite genres — the Western. And so, with the news that this week sees the 25th anniversary of Clint Eastwood‘s “Unforgiven,” the last “true” Western (as opposed to the Coens‘ neo-take “No Country For Old Men“) to win Best Picture and still the best film of Eastwood’s directorial career, we thought, shucks, let’s pull the trigger.
Continue reading The 25 Best Westerns Of All Time at The Playlist. »
- Jessica Kiang
Another horror movie may have just entered the awards season discussion. Director Darren Aronofsky, who is easily one of the most respected filmmakers working in the industry today, has assembled an all star cast for a brand new horror/thriller that looks to be a couple of cuts above what one usually expects from genre filmmaking. Now, the first full trailer for Mother! has arrived online, giving us a better sense of what to expect from this mysterious potential Oscar contender.
Paramount Pictures released the full trailer for Mother online just ahead of its September 15 release date after first releasing a very brief teaser last week. This trailer still doesn't give us much of what to expect in terms of story as it looks like Darren Aronofsky wants the mystery to unfold for the viewer. We do get that there is a couple living in a seemingly remote area in »
Here we go again folks! As promised (though perhaps a bit later than initially planned), I’m diving back into the world of previous Oscar ceremonies. This time, I have my sights set on the 80th Academy Awards ceremony. You should know the drill by now. I’m going to state what I would have picked in the major eight categories if I had been lucky enough to have been able to vote. In most cases, it deviates from the actual winner. You’ll see how much that was the case this time around, and sit tight, as I do hope to make this a bit more of a consistent thing (excuse the gap again) and really go back as far as I can go. Until then, just enjoy this new one… Alright then, once again here goes nothing ladies and gentlemen…behold my picks for this particular ceremony: Best »
- Joey Magidson
Tom Jolliffe on forgotten films…
Time is a cruel mistress. It’s the one constant and something no one can alter (except Marty McFly and Doc Brown). Looks go, memories fade and in cinematic terms a film can be forgotten over time. Now sometimes it’s probably a good thing. Take for example the turn of the century and the release of Battlefield Earth. One of the undisputed turkeys of modern cinema. An unmitigated disaster on every level. However it’s not one that always springs directly to mind nowadays when people thing of cinematic disasters. In part there’s been even worse since, and on even more bloated budgets. In that respect, time has been a little kind.
However there are a lot of films which were good, great, maybe on occasion cinematically important which have become hazy memories over time. Perhaps they never quite got the recognition or »
- Gary Collinson
If Avengers: Infinity War and the role of Thanos simply requires some motion capture work and perhaps a booming line of dialogue here and there, then the opposite is true for Cable.
Alongside Domino (Zazie Beetz), Nathan Summers is one of the high-profile newcomers on the Deadpool 2 roll call, and after Pierce Brosnan, Kyle Chandler, Stephen Lang (Avatar), Michael Shannon, Keira Knightley, and soon-to-be Hellboy actor David Harbour were all linked with the gig, Infinity War‘s Josh Brolin sealed a deal to play Cable opposite the Merc With a Mouth.
It’s a role the actor has wholeheartedly embraced, too, posting a steady stream of updates from the make-up chair and even the gym, where he’s spent long hours getting into shape in the hope of portraying an accurate version of Nathan Summers. After all, the one-eyed, time-travelling mercenary is a bona fide fan-favorite amongst comic book fans, »
- Matt Joseph
If Avengers: Infinity War and the role of Thanos merely requires some motion capture work and a booming line of dialogue here and there, then the opposite is true for Cable.
Alongside Domino (Zazie Beetz), Nathan Summers is one of the high-profile newcomers on the Deadpool 2 roll call, and after Pierce Brosnan, Kyle Chandler, Stephen Lang (Avatar), Michael Shannon, Keira Knightley, and soon-to-be Hellboy actor David Harbour were all linked with the gig, Brolin sealed a deal to play Cable opposite the Merc With a Mouth.
First introduced as the miracle child of Cyclops and Madelyne Pryor, the character’s history stretches all the way back to 1986, and those familiar with him will know full well of the exciting dynamic he shares with the titular hero. The two make for quite a team, and while speaking with ComicBook.com, creator Rob Liefeld likened their relationship to that of Lee and Carter in Rush Hour. »
- Matt Joseph
Actor Josh Brolin is going to have a killer 2018 (and beyond)! Brolin will appear as two iconic Marvel characters in two completely separate Marvel universes. First, in May, Brolin will finally take center stage in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War, after teasing the character for over five years. Then, in June, Brolin will appear as Nathan Summers aka Cable in Deadpool 2, the sequel to the hit 2016 R-rated action-comedy, over in Fox's Marvel universe populated by mutants. But, is Brolin up to the challenge? Can he really give Deadpool 2 his all when also playing the McU's biggest, baddest villain?
"When he graciously agreed to do the role, Ryan and I were through the roof; we love him. He's such a great actor, he brings a humanity to Cable, »
- Nick Doll
(The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.) In this edition, a video essay takes a closer look at […]
- Ethan Anderton
The Coen brothers’ 2007 film No Country For Old Men is unlike the traditional westerns it pays homage to. The good guy gets shot, the bad guy gets away, and the audience is left feeling uneasy about the whole experience. Perhaps the most non-traditional moment of the entire film is its seemingly unrelated closing monologue, delivered by Tommy Lee Jones’ character Sheriff Bell to his wife just before the film abruptly cuts to black. But a new video essay from ScreenPrism suggests that Sheriff Bell’s calmly delivered speech actually encapsulates the film’s themes and gives deeper insight into its title.
Throughout the film, Sheriff Bell has been following the trail of Llewelyn Moss and hitman Anton Chigurh, played by Josh Brolin and Javier Bardem, respectively, and bears witness to the meaningless violence and destruction left in their wake. The dream Bell recounts at the film’s close suggest »
- Dan Neilan
Directing duo Joel & Ethan Coen love bringing a little dark comedy to the big screen, and that’s exactly what they’re going to get with Suburbicon. The directors behind No Country for Old Men and The Big Lebowski aren’t behind the camera this time, but instead, they’ve let their former leading man George Clooney take […]
The post ‘Suburbicon’ Trailer: What If Pleasantville Was Invaded by Murder and Mobsters? appeared first on /Film. »
- Ethan Anderton
For a while, it seemed like literally every actor in Hollywood was all set to play Cable in the upcoming Deadpool 2. First we heard it might be Stephen Lang, then perhaps Kyle Chandler. Michael Shannon also looked like a lock for a bit and then, in an unlikely twist, Brad Pitt became the frontrunner to play the grizzled half-machine time traveller. When Josh Brolin was finally confirmed in the role then, it almost seemed like an anticlimax.
“It’s continuing the tradition, in the film, of really great actors. If you only see No Country for Old Men and Sicario, you’ve seen two great, totally separate, Josh Brolin performances. You’ve got Llewelyn, who’s sullen but determined, and he doesn’t speak much, »
- David James
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