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Will Leonardo DiCaprio Give the Green Light to Joker Movie?

Will Leonardo DiCaprio Give the Green Light to Joker Movie?
Warner Bros. would love to see Leonardo DiCaprio as the Joker in the studio’s planned origin tale, according to sources. But it’s way too early to predict whether the versatile star might be interested, and no offer has been made.

The studio’s Joker standalone film, to be directed by Todd Phillips, is expected to have Martin Scorsese on board as an executive producer.

It makes sense that a Scorsese-led Joker would look to involve DiCaprio — they’ve teamed on “Gangs of New York,” “The Aviator,” best picture winner “The Departed,” “Shutter Island,” and “The Wolf of Wall Street.”

But the Joker project could be a real longshot since DiCaprio, who hasn’t made a movie since he won best actor for “The Revenant,” has been attached to numerous projects that never got made, some with Scorsese. The duo are currently in development on “Devil in the White City” and “Killers of the Flower Moon
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Disney Rolls out 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray for 5th Pirates

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Burbank, Calif. (July 14, 2017) — From Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer Films, it was announced today at D23 Expo, that Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales—the fifth film in the now-iconic Pirates of the Caribbean film franchise—will sail home on Digital in HD and 4K Ultra HD™ on September 19, and on 4K Ultra HD™/Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD and On-Demand on October 3.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is a rollicking new tale of the high seas, infused with all the elements of fantasy, humor and action that have resulted in an international phenomenon for the past 13 years. Johnny Depp returns to his Academy Award®-nominated role as the outrageous, swashbuckling scoundrel Captain Jack Sparrow, and is joined by Oscar® winners Javier Bardem (Best Supporting Actor, No Country for Old Men) and Geoffrey Rush (Best Actor, Shine).

Fans who bring home Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
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Recommended New Books on Filmmaking: ‘Wonder Woman,’ 1970s Cinema, ‘Alien: Covenant,’ and More

We are knee-deep into a summer of dreary sequels, kids’ fare, and a few whip-smart outliers. If you’ve already seen the likes of The Beguiled and Baby Driver, perhaps staying home with a book is a better idea than trekking to the cinema. Let’s dive into some worthy film-centric reads.

Wonder Woman: The Art and Making of the Film by Sharon Gosling (Titan Books)

Patty JenkinsWonder Woman is one of the biggest superhero success stories, and it deserves that designation. The classification makes reading a book like Wonder Woman: The Art and Making of the Film feel like a celebratory affair. After a brief account of the character’s comics history, we delve into designs for Themyscira, concept art of Dr. Maru’s laboratory, and somber depictions of battle. What stands out, however, are drawings and photographs showing the film’s winning costume designs. It is illuminating,
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Why Ridley Scott Needs to Stop Making Alien Movies

Why Ridley Scott Needs to Stop Making Alien Movies
Upon first glance at the title it might seem like some "click-bait" article trying to get read. And perhaps, no matter what you read here, that is how you're going to see it. However, once you finish reading this opinion piece (and remember, this is simply my opinion), you may very well agree that Ridley Scott is no longer the man to handle the Alien franchise. Especially after watching this weekend's less than stellar Alien: Covenant.

When the first Alien movie landed in theaters in 1979, it was groundbreaking. It featured incredible special effects, a plausible look at the space program in the future, and a scene of such amazingly grotesque proportions (the alien exploding out of a crew mate's stomach), it still shocks people to this day. The film was smart, it featured a female kicking ass, and in many ways, the first Alien movie directed by Ridley Scott is still ahead of it's time.
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Ridley Scott and the storytelling problem

Simon Brew May 16, 2017

Alien: Covenant is the latest example of the very best, and not so great, things about Ridley Scott's directing...

There are very, very light spoilers for Prometheus and Alien: Covenant ahead.

I can’t think of too many more recent well-deserved sci-fi blockbuster hits than The Martian. I really like the film a lot. Expertly directed by one of cinema’s best ever world builders, Ridley Scott, it of course told the story of a man stranded on the red planet, with the simple task of staying alive for, er, a long time before help could be found. Given that the Mars movies we got in the early 2000s were Mission To Mars and Red Planet, I’m happy to call The Martian a substantial upgrade.

I’d also suggest it brought the best out of Ridley Scott.

Scott came to The Martian relatively late in the day.
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Ridley Scott: His best films to date

Late last week, I got a chance to see Ridley Scott’s latest film, the franchise outing Alien: Covenant. A sequel to Prometheus and prequel to Alien, it is still a few weeks out, but 20th Century Fox is clearly feeling bullish about it. You’ll see what think in detail later on this month, but with it fresh in my mind, I wanted to take a look at Scott’s career on the whole. A few years ago I ranked his ten best movies, and I’m going to be doing that again today, just wish an added twist. Scott is fairly prodigious with his outings, so this can be a fairly consistent thing. There’s always some new coals in the fire for him. Before I get to the top ten list, I figured I’d do a full ranking of total filmography, up until those best ones,
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Mike Patton to Score the Soundtrack for Netflix's Stephen King Movie 1922

Mike Patton to Score the Soundtrack for Netflix's Stephen King Movie 1922
Musical chameleon Mike Patton has announced that he's working on a score for the Netflix adaptation of the Stephen King novella 1922. In November of last year, it was announced that Netflix would be making a movie based on King's short story. Zak Hilditch will direct the movie based off of the screenplay that he wrote. The story is told through the narration of the main character who confesses to murdering his wife and later believes that she is haunting him. Not much else has been revealed about the movie, but we have learned that Mike Patton has already composed the score.

Mike Patton, who is probably best known as the lead singer of the experimental rock band Faith No More, recently spoke to Rolling Stone about his new black metal project Dead Cross with ex-Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo. At the end of the article, Patton casually mentions that he has
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Iranian ‘Paterson’ Actress Golshifteh Farahani Says She Could Lose a Role Because of the Travel Ban

Iranian ‘Paterson’ Actress Golshifteh Farahani Says She Could Lose a Role Because of the Travel Ban
Paterson” actress Golshifteh Farahani was exiled from Iran after she appeared in Ridley’s Scott’s 2008 film “Body of Lies” and appeared on screen and on the red carpet without a veil. The actress then moved to Paris, and while she doesn’t carry an Iranian passport, Donald Trump’s new travel ban could affect her career and next role.

“I’m supposed to go to the Us this Saturday for a movie, but I might not be able to go,” Farahani told The Hollywood Reporter. “The embassy is so busy. I’ve been trying to get an Esta, but I can’t even get onto the website. I think some crazy things are happening.”

The actress didn’t reveal the project she was scheduled to appear in, but added that producers were already searching for her replacement in case she was unable to travel.

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Iranian-Born 'Pirates of the Caribbean' Star Says Trump Visa Ban Puts Next Role in Jeopardy

Iranian-Born 'Pirates of the Caribbean' Star Says Trump Visa Ban Puts Next Role in Jeopardy
Golshifteh Farahani is no stranger to being barred from countries.

After appearing in Ridley Scott’s Body of Lies in 2008 alongside Leonardo DiCaprio, the Iranian-born actress found herself exiled from her own homeland, where hardline officials had taken offense to her appearing without a veil, both onscreen and on the red carpet.

Over the past decade, Farahani has been living in Paris and carving out a name for herself in the indie world, most recently alongside Adam Driver in Paterson, and big-budget fare such as Disney's upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.

But despite...
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Interview: Golshifteh Farahani

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Iranian actress Golshifteh Farahani rose to international fame alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and Russell Crowe in Ridley Scott's 2008 film, Body of Lies. She's been busy, and constantly on the move, since then though her most memorable role for many cinephiles was the last one in her home country, as Sepideh in Asghar Farhadi's acclaimed drama, About Elly. This year she stars with Adam Driver in Paterson, the latest triumph from Jim Jarmusch. She spoke with CineVue's Matt Anderson about drawing inspiration from her character's kooky, creative ways, her love for living in Europe and her search for a place to call home while still longing for her native Iran.
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Exclusive: ” I lost my home country, but now I’ve gained the world” – Golshifteh Farahani on her exile from Iran, and Paterson

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It’s been quite a few years for Iranian actress Golshifteh Farahani, having been exiled from her home country following her turn in political drama Body of Lies, and a nude photo shoot she did for a French magazine. Having to adapt as a citizen of the world, she can now be seen more regularly […]

The post Exclusive: ” I lost my home country, but now I’ve gained the world” – Golshifteh Farahani on her exile from Iran, and Paterson appeared first on HeyUGuys.
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What happened to 1990's 10 most promising movie executives?

Simon Brew Sep 2, 2016

Premiere magazine highlighted 10 movie executives to watch in 1990. So what happened to them?

In its May 1990 issue, the sadly-missed Us version of Premiere magazine published an article, highlighting ten young movie executives, and suggesting that these were people with very big futures ahead of them in the industry.

Given that much is written about movie executives, without actually digging much deeper to find out who they actually are, I thought it was worth tracing what happened to these ten, and – 26 years later – whether Premiere was correct in saluting them as the future of the industry. So, er, I did...

Lance Young

Senior production VP, Paramount Pictures

Pictured in the article on an office swivel chair with some snazzy purple socks, Lance Young, Premiere wrote, had been “groomed for big things since joining Paramount at the age of 23”. He was 30 at the time the article was published, and
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'The Revenant' makeup & hair Oscar nominees talk transforming Leonard DiCaprio (Exclusive Videos)

'The Revenant' makeup & hair Oscar nominees talk transforming Leonard DiCaprio (Exclusive Videos)
Sian Grigg has been Leonardo DiCaprio’s personal makeup artist since “Titanic” (1997). It’s a gig that’s afforded her the opportunity to work with such legendary filmmakers as Martin Scorsese, Ridley Scott, Danny Boyle, Clint Eastwood, Christopher Nolan, and now, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu. “The Revenant” was such a massive undertaking that she enlisted the help of Duncan Jarman, a prosthetics artist who had worked with her on “The Aviator” (2004), “Body of Lies” (2008), and “J. Edgar” (2011), amongst others. In separate video chats (Grigg above; Jarman below), the two spoke extensively about their work on the film, which has earned them both their first Oscar nomination. -Break- Subscribe to Gold Derby Breaking News Alerts & Experts’ Latest Oscar Predictions “The whole film was a huge challenge,” admits Grigg. “I read the script and I thought, &...
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Leonardo DiCaprio Isn’t Even The Best Thing In The Revenant

201th Century Fox

Rating: ★★★★★

Leonardo DiCaprio is, without a hint of hyperbole, one of the greatest actors working today. An immensely talented performer with a strong understanding of cinematic art and dab eye for a great project; he’s a member of that highly exclusive club (alongside Mads Mikkelsen and Oscar Isaac) of actors so consistent that I’ll get excited about their upcoming projects on promise alone. Not every one of his movies is great (we’ve all seen, then forgotten, Body Of Lies), but you know he’ll always bring something new and interesting to the table.

It should come as no surprise that his latest performance, the role of the vengeful Hugh Glass in The Revenant, is one of his best. Just as the character is working against the odds, left for dead in the extreme winter of the America frontier, Leo is out of his comfort zone,
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Movie News: Razzies Nominate Worst Films of the Year; Watch 'Money Monster' and 'Triple Nine' Trailers

Razzies: Fifty Shades of Grey, Fantastic Four, Pixels, Jupiter Ascending and Paul Blart Mall Cop 2 are the 2015 movies nominated for Worst Picture at the 36th annual Razzie Awards, which honor the worst movies and performances of the year. Also in contention are Johnny Depp (Mortdecai), Dakota Johnson (Fifty Shades of Grey) and Adam Sandler, who's nominated for both Pixels and The Cobbler. Amanda Seyfried, Chevy Chase and Kayley Cuoco are also nominated for two films each. Check out the full nomination announcement video below.   Paterson: Adam Driver (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) will star in Paterson, the next movie from indie icon Jim Jarmusch. It's described as "a wry comedy" and will costar Golshifteh Farahani (Body of Lies); Amazon...

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Jim Jarmusch’s Wry Comedy Paterson Recruits Adam Driver

Girls breakout star Adam Driver may be a familiar face thanks to his complex and erratic turn as Kylo Ren in Star War: The Force Awakens, but his allegiance to Disney’s rejuvenated juggernaut hasn’t prevented the actor from committing to roles outside of the galactic space opera. Case in point: Deadline brings word that Driver has sealed a deal to star in Jim Jarmusch’s (Only Lovers Left Alive, Stranger Than Paradise) upcoming wry comedy, Paterson.

Joining a cast that already comprises Iranian actress Golshifteh Farahani (Body Of Lies), the outlet notes that Jarmusch’s latest foray behind the camera is in the works over at Amazon Studios, with K5 International lending financial support. Similarly to Spike Lee’s button-pressing Chi-Raq, word is that Paterson will eventually get a theatrical release soon before it appears on the company’s Prime streaming platform. In fact, a representative from K
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Adam Driver To Star In Jim Jarmusch’s ‘Paterson’, Amazon And K5 To Co-Finance

Adam Driver To Star In Jim Jarmusch’s ‘Paterson’, Amazon And K5 To Co-Finance
Exclusive: Adam Driver will star in Jim Jarmusch’s Paterson, described as a wry comedy, with Amazon Studios and K5 International co-financing. Paterson also stars Iranian actress Golshifteh Farahani (Body Of Lies). K5’s Oliver Simon and Daniel Baur are executive producers and will handle international sales with ICM Partners repping domestic; it also reps Jarmusch. ICM brought the parties together and negotiated with deal. K5 will produce alongside Joshua Astrachan at…
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Why ‘The Revenant’ Proves Leonardo DiCaprio May Be Hollywood’s Biggest Star

Why ‘The Revenant’ Proves Leonardo DiCaprio May Be Hollywood’s Biggest Star
In 2002, Leonardo DiCaprio was at a career crossroads.

His floppy blond mane and soulful blue eyes had threatened to stop teenage hearts around the globe as he slipped from Kate Winslet’s grip and slid into an icy ocean in “Titanic.” The unprecedented box office returns for the romantic drama transformed DiCaprio into a pinup with few equals, but it had also made him a prisoner of its success, hounded by paparazzi and dismissed as a party boy, whose dalliances with models were drawing more attention than his performances.

It didn’t help that DiCaprio’s post-“Titanic” roles as an American traveler in “The Beach” and as a French monarch in “The Man in the Iron Mask” left critics cold and were only modest box office performers. He seemed burdened by fame and risked being written off as a supernova who frittered away his talent in the white hot
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‘The Martian’ Production Design Took Cues From NASA Concepts

‘The Martian’ Production Design Took Cues From NASA Concepts
Production designer Arthur Max has 13 feature films to his credit, and all but two of them have been Ridley Scott productions. It’s a consistent collaboration that has yielded two Oscar nominations (for 2000’s “Gladiator” and 2007’s “American Gangster”), and one that has run a wide spectrum, from intimate dramas (“G.I. Jane,” “Body of Lies”) to large-scale undertakings (“Kingdom of Heaven,” “Exodus: Gods and Kings”). Like 2012’s “Prometheus,” their latest collaboration, “The Martian,” takes Max and Scott off-planet for a bit of a sci-fi dip, though one much more grounded in the reality of space travel.

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You’ve been incredibly loyal to Ridley Scott. Outside of two David Fincher projects, “Se7en” and “Panic Room,” all of your feature work has been with him.

I met both of them through commercials, at a stage where commercials were not only selling something but they were also very entertaining and I think set the bar for advertising.
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Trailer: William Monahan's "Mojave"

William Monahan has mostly made his name as a solid go to scribe, penning scripts for films such as "The Departed," "Kingdom of Heaven," "The Gambler" and "Body of Lies". He has dabbled in directing as well with less luck. "London Boulevard" opened back in 2010 and promptly bombed with critics and at the box-office.

He has now tried again with "Mojave" which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival to a mixed response. Garrett Hedlund plays a suicidal cashed-up artist facing off against a violent, psychotic loner (Oscar Isaac), whom the artist nearly kills during a roam through the desert.

DirecTV liked the project enough to pick up the film which will be available from tomorrow for its users, ahead of a limited theatrical run January 6th. They've also just released a trailer which you can see below:
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