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Why Ridley Scott Needs to Stop Making Alien Movies

1 hour ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

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. »

- MovieWeb

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Ridley Scott’s J. Paul Getty III Kidnapping Film All The Money In The World To Star Michelle Williams, Kevin Spacey And Mark Wahlberg

15 hours ago | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Director Ridley Scott on the set of Alien: Covenant

STXinternational has secured the highly sought international rights to All The Money In The World, Ridley Scott’s true crime thriller chronicling the harrowing 1973 kidnapping of J. Paul Getty III, it was announced today by Adam Fogelson, Chairman of STXfilms, and David Kosse, President of STXinternational, divisions of Stx Entertainment. Imperative Entertainment and Scott Free are producing. Sony Pictures is handling North American and UK distribution of the film.

All the Money in the World stars Michelle Williams, Kevin Spacey and Mark Wahlberg and is a true story about the world’s wealthiest man, J. Paul Getty, who refuses to pay the ransom for his kidnapped grandson, forcing the boys desperate but resourceful mother to team with an ex-cia negotiator in Getty’s employ to figure out a way to save her son. Spacey will play the billionaire, Williams will portray Getty III’s determined mother, »

- Michelle Hannett

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Check Out RZA’s Screentest for Parks and Recreation

18 May 2017 6:30 PM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

This is an oldie but a goodie that needs to be replayed once in a while.   Of all the rappers in the universe that have given acting a shot I have to say that RZA is easily in my top three.  His performances in Derailed and American Gangster alone merit his consideration for being incredible.   But it’s not just the serious roles he excels at.  RZA is as good as anyone at parody and comedy as anyone. Take this Parks and Recreation screen test clip.  To be honest I’m pretty sure I can’t understand at least 50% of what RZA

Check Out RZA’s Screentest for Parks and Recreation »

- Nat Berman

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Ridley Scott and the storytelling problem

14 May 2017 2:14 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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

8 May 2017 4:14 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

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, »

- Joey Magidson

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Voltage Pictures boards sales on 'Elizabeth Harvest' with Abbey Lee

3 May 2017 4:13 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Automatik, Motion Picture Capital producing elevated thriller with director Sebastian Gutierrez.

Voltage Pictures has come on board to handle international sales on the elevated thriller Elizabeth Harvest and will introduce to buyers on the Croisette.

Production began in Colombia last month on the story about obsession, betrayal and identity based on the French folktale of Bluebeard with a sci-fi twist.

Sebastian Gutierrez directs and previously wrote Gothika, Snakes On A Plane and The Eye, and directed Rise: Blood Hunter, among others.

Abbey Lee (pictured), Carla Gugino, Ciarán Hinds, Matthew Beard, and Dylan Baker star in Elizabeth Harvest and CAA represents Us rights.

Producers are Brian Kavanaugh-Jones and Fred Berger of Automatik, Motion Picture Capital, and Gutierrez. Motion Picture Capital is fully financing the project.

Voltage head Nicolas Chartier and president and COO Jonathan Deckter will serve as executive producers.

“Elizabeth Harvest is such a special project for me, made even more extraordinary by Sebastian’s powerful »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Voltage Pictures boards sales on 'Elizabeth Harvest'

3 May 2017 4:13 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Automatik, Motion Picture Capital producing elevated thriller with director Sebastian Gutierrez.

Voltage Pictures has come on board to handle international sales on the elevated thriller Elizabeth Harvest and will introduce to buyers on the Croisette.

Production began in Colombia last month on the story about obsession, betrayal and identity based on the French folktale of Bluebeard with a sci-fi twist.

Sebastian Gutierrez directs and previously wrote Gothika, Snakes On A Plane and The Eye, and directed Rise: Blood Hunter, among others.

Abbey Lee (pictured), Carla Gugino, Ciarán Hinds, Matthew Beard, and Dylan Baker star in Elizabeth Harvest and CAA represents Us rights.

Producers are Brian Kavanaugh-Jones and Fred Berger of Automatik, Motion Picture Capital, and Gutierrez. Motion Picture Capital is fully financing the project.

Voltage head Nicolas Chartier and president and COO Jonathan Deckter will serve as executive producers.

“Elizabeth Harvest is such a special project for me, made even more extraordinary by Sebastian’s powerful »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Why 2007 was a great year for film

17 April 2017 1:27 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Mark Allison Apr 18, 2017

10 years ago was was a high watermark in Hollywood - and British - filmmaking. We've been looking at why...

Ten years on, and 2007 must surely be remembered as one of the finest years in English-language film-making, quite possibly the best of this century so far. Like 1939, 1976, or 1994, it was one of those years in which a succession of veritable classics came into being. So many, in fact, that some of the best examples were cruelly overlooked by the hype machine of the day. A decade later, it’s high time to look back at 2007 for both its celebrated landmarks and forgotten masterpieces.

See related  Kevin Feige on Black Panther, female superhero movie Thor: Ragnarok - the first trailer

The 2007 Oscar race saw two equally worthy films competing for poll position; the Coen Brothers’ No Country For Old Men and Paul Thomas Anderson’s There Will Be Blood. »

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Rushes. Wes Anderson, Chicago's Crime Culture, Nicole Kidman, Walter Hill

5 April 2017 11:52 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Get in touch to send in cinephile news and discoveriesNEWSRadley Metzger's The Lickerish QuartetRadley Metzger, whose groundbreaking erotic films helped set standards of style for both mainstream and arthouse cinema, has died at 88. His classics Camille 2000 (1969) and The Lickerish Quartet (1970) were featured on Mubi last year. Critic and programmer Steve Macfarlane interviewed the director at Slant Magazine for the Film Society of Lincoln Center's 2014 retrospective devoted to Metzger.Recommended VIEWINGThe Cinémathèque française has been on a roll uploading video discussions that have taken place at their Paris cinema. This 34 minute talk is between Wes Anderson and director/producer Barbet Schroeder.The Criterion Collection has recently released a new edition of Michelangelo Antonioni's masterpiece Blow-Up, and has uploaded this stellar clip of actor David Hemmings speaking on a talk show about making the film.Recommended READINGHoward Hawks' ScarfaceHow does Chicago intertwine itself with crime and the culture created in the mix of the two? »

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Drugs and Alcohol Onscreen: Here’s How Actors Fake Their Vices

29 March 2017 3:02 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Have you ever wondered what fake drugs and alcohol seen in movies are made of? Prop experts Jeff Butcher (“The Wrestler”) and Eric Cheripka (“American Gangster”) have revealed some tricks of the trade via Refinery29.

For cocaine, Butcher usually uses inositol, a vitamin found in plants and animals that is commonly used to cut the real drug. “It’ll give you a slight energy lift because it’s a Vitamin B,” he said. The vitamin gives people such a strong lift that, according to Butcher, while filming “The Wrestler,” Mickey Rourke asked him, “Are you sure there’s nothing in this, I feel like I’m getting a lift?”

Read More: ‘Take the 10’ Trailer: Tony Revolori’s Netflix Comedy Involves Drugs, Car Chases and Andy Samberg

In a perfect world, the drug would look as realistic as possible in appearance without actors having to actually snort any substance. To accomplish that, »

- Yoselin Acevedo

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Watch an exclusive deleted scene from Bleed For This

20 March 2017 6:21 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Arriving on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download from Icon Film Distribution come the 27th March is Bleed For This starring Miles Teller.  This boxing biopic tells the tale of Vinny Pazienza, a truly gripping story which follows this former champions excruciating battle to return to the ring.

We have an exclusive deleted scene called ‘The Diner’, in which we see Vinny’s boxing coach – played by Aaron Eckhart – having a meeting with his promoters and debating his controversial decision to move Vinny up two weight classes. Check it out here or over on our YouTube channel…

Featuring a gripping central performance from the increasingly eye-catching Miles Teller (WhiplashWar Dogs), Bleed For This follows boxing prodigy Vinny Pazienza’s soaring rise to stardom and two world-title fights. Then, at the top of his game, Vinny is involved in a near-fatal car accident that leaves him on the brink of paralysis, »

- Villordsutch

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Maybe Inspired By His Appearance in ‘John Wick: Chapter 2,’ Common Books Lead in Revenge Thriller with “Hyper-Intense Shootouts”

13 March 2017 1:36 PM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

To the chagrin of some of you, Common continues to enjoy a thriving acting career; the man’s constantly working! Including significant roles in recent years, in films like “Smokin’ Aces,” “Street Kings,” “American Gangster,” “Wanted,” “Terminator Salvation,” “Just Wright,” “Barbershop: The… Continue Reading → »

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Common Takes on L.A.-Based Thriller Quick Draw

13 March 2017 11:42 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

It was revealed today that Common (John Wick: Chapter 2, Suicide Squad, Run All Night, Selma, Now You See Me) will star in a new revenge action thriller titled Quick Draw from Content Media and Lorenzo di Bonaventura - producer of the blockbuster Transformers franchise, Deepwater Horizon, Shooter, and the GI Joe franchise among others.

Harris Goldberg wrote the screenplay and will direct the film. Featuring hyper intense shoot-outs, choreographed car chases, and lightning fast hand-to-hand combat, the action in Quick Draw plays out across the mean streets of Los Angeles.

Lorenzo di Bonaventura is producing the film with Content Media's Tom Butterfield and David Greenblatt, through his Greenlit Creative company. In addition to producing Quick Draw, Content Media is handling worldwide sales, while CAA will handle USA. Lorenzo di Bonaventura said this.

"Harris has such an incredible vision for this film that this collaboration is particularly exciting for us. »

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Common to star in Content’s 'Quick Draw'

13 March 2017 11:31 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Revenge action thriller teams Content Media with producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura.

Common, currently starring alongside Keanu Reeves in John Wick: Chapter 2 will play the lead in Quick Draw, which is set to begin shooting this summer.

Content produces and handles international sales, while CAA represents Us rights.

Harris Goldberg wrote the screenplay and will direct the film, which plays out across the mean streets of Los Angeles and according to Content’s representatives will feature “intense shoot-outs, choreographed car chases, and lightning fast hand-to-hand combat”.

di Bonaventura serevs as producer with Content Media’s Tom Butterfield and David Greenblatt through his Greenlit Creative company.

Harris has such an incredible vision for this film that this collaboration is particularly exciting for us,” di Bonaventura, whose tentpole credits as producer include the Transformers franchise including June 23 release Transformers: The Last Knight, Deepwater Horizon, Shooter, Red, and GI Joe, said.

“The narrative he creates is incredibly rich and while »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Common to Star in Revenge Action-Thriller ‘Quick Draw’

13 March 2017 10:51 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Common will star in the revenge action-thriller “Quick Draw” from “Transformers” producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura.

Harris Goldberg wrote the screenplay and will direct the film, which will start shooting this summer and be set on “the mean streets of Los Angeles.” It will feature intense shootouts, choreographed car chases, and fast hand-to-hand combat.

Di Bonaventura is producing the film with Content Media’s Tom Butterfield and David Greenblatt, through his Greenlit Creative company. Content Media is handling worldwide sales, while CAA will handle U.S. rights.

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Harris has such an incredible vision for this film that this collaboration is particularly exciting for us,” Di Bonaventura said. “The narrative he creates is incredibly rich and while intense action defines this movie, the story is also very much character driven. I’m very excited to work with Common, as well as our partners from Content Media, »

- Dave McNary

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Amblin’s ‘A Dog’s Purpose’ Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Bound This Spring

2 March 2017 4:20 PM, PST | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Man's best friend takes center stage in A Dog's Purpose, the canine-perspective motion picture coming to Digital HD on April 18th followed by Blu-ray and DVD on May 2nd.

A Dog's Purpose is based on the bestselling novel by W. Bruce Cameron of the same name and directed by Lasse HallströmJosh Gad (Disney's Beauty and the Beast 2017) voices the central dog character with Britt Robertson (Tomorrowland, The Longest Ride), Kj Apa (Riverdale), John Ortiz (Silver Linings Playbook, American Gangster), Juliet Rylance (Sinister, The Knick), Luke Kirby (The Astronaut Wives Club), Peggy Lipton (When in Rome, Twin Peaks), Pooch Hall (The Game, Ray Donovan) and Dennis Quaid pitching in on the human side.

Controversy struck A Dog's Purpose before its cinematic release in the form of a purported dog abuse video taken during production. That didn't stop the modestly budgeted $22 million film from earning nearly $80 million at the worldwide box office. »

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How Many Awards Has Denzel Washington Won? The Answer May Surprise You

24 February 2017 5:20 PM, PST | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Denzel Washington took home his first SAG Award this year, beating out award-season darlings Casey Affleck and Ryan Gosling. Washington has been around so long that it may have surprised you to learn that he hadn't won a SAG Award yet, but he has taken home two Oscars, three Golden Globes, and a Critics' Choice Award. He's up for the Oscar again this year, and his chances of winning just got even better! In case you're wondering which films earned the Fences star his statuettes, here's a rundown. Related:Just How Many Black Actors Have Won an Oscar? The Number Is Disturbingly Low Oscars: 2 Won: Best actor in a leading role, Training Day, 2002 Won: Best actor in a supporting role, Glory, 1990 Best actor in a leading role, Fences, 2017 Best actor in a leading role, Flight, 2013 Best actor in a leading role, The Hurricane, 2000 Best actor in a leading role, Malcolm X, »

- Maggie Pehanick

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How Common Prepared For John Wick: Chapter 2 & Gives Awesome Green Lantern Tidbit

14 February 2017 1:06 PM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Common, born Lonnie Rashid Lynn, has come quite a long way since I first remember him rapping in the 90s. Not to say that his music career is something to sneeze at, in fact he won an Oscar, Golden Globe, and a Grammy for his collaboration with John Legend on the song "Glory" in the movie Selma. However, Common has more recently been stretching out his acting wings, and he has been quite proficient in his roles.

I did not even realize that he played in Hell On Wheels, until I saw the opening credits around the mid point of season one. He also played in American Gangster, Terminator Salvation, Smokin' Aces, Wanted, and Street Kings. Oh, and let's not forget his "lengthy" role in Suicide Squad where he learned that looking at Harley Quinn is not the best idea in the world. One thing you may notice about these films, »

- Drew Carlton

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Screen Actors Guild Awards 2017: Denzel Washington Wins Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

29 January 2017 7:06 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Denzel Washington has been named best actor at this year’s Screen Actors Guild Awards.

The 62-year-old actor won for his role in August Wilson’s Fences as a Pittsburgh sanitation worker who bitterly reflects on never getting the chance to play Major League baseball. (Washington also directed.) His win could spell good things for his Oscar chances: For the last 10 years, the SAG Awards have correctly predicted the Oscar best actor winner 100 percent of the time.

People and Entertainment Weekly are hosting the official live pre-show for the SAG Awards on Sunday, Jan. 29, in partnership with TNT and sponsored by Dunkin’ Donuts. »

- Devan Coggan and Natalie Stone

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The Sicilian Clan

24 January 2017 11:32 AM, PST | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

The Sicilian Clan

Blu-ray

Kl Studio Classics

1969 / Color B&W / 2:35 widescreen / 122 min. (French, without exit music); 118 min (American) / Le clan des Siciliens / Street Date February 7, 2017 / available through Kino Lorber / 29.95

Starring Jean Gabin, Alain Delon, Lino Ventura, Irina Demick, Amedeo Nazzari, Danielle Volle, Philippe Baronnet, Karen Blanguernon, Elisa Cegani, Yves Lefebvre, Leopoldo Trieste, Sydney Chaplin.

Cinematography: Henri Decaë

Production design: Jacques Saulnier

Original Music: Ennio Morricone

Written by: Henri Verneuil, José Giovanni, Pierre Pelegri from a novel by Auguste Le Breton

Produced by: Jacques-e. Strauss

Directed by Henri Verneuil

 

American crime fanatics wary of European imports now have access to a fully Region-a disc of a big-star, big budget French-Italian-American gangster film from 1969, Henri Verneuil’s exciting The Sicilian Clan. It was filmed in two separate versions, a multi-lingual European original and a less exciting, English language cut for America. A huge hit overseas, The Sicilian Clan didn’t »

- Glenn Erickson

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