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Comic Book Review – The Walking Dead #151

10 February 2016 11:05 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Zeb Larson reviews The Walking Dead #151…

Call to Arms.

In contrast to issue #150, a lot is going on this time around. All of it is in a sense organization: Rick is trying to reorient his people to meet this latest threat.  There aren’t a lot of twists in this issue, nor is the action particularly heart-pounding. That said, it does a good job in setting the scene for what will come. Furthermore, I like the increasingly political nature of The Walking Dead as people start to form little villages and proto-states. I will be discussing spoilers from here on out.

Rick has started the process of training a zombie-killing army. Fans of World War Z will likely enjoy the pseudo-Napoleonic tactics being employed here: massed formations, aimed shots, disciplined fire control. Though it gets out of hand with the rookies and Rick’s weaknesses as a front-line combatant are revealed, »

- Zeb Larson

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TV Shows That Brad Pitt Surprisingly Appeared On And the Clips to Prove It

8 February 2016 1:00 PM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Brad Pitt is one of those guys who was just born a superstar. He has been acting since his youth (as you will come to see here) and has appeared on far more mainstream TV shows than we think most people are aware of.  When you think of Brad Pitt, you think of a movie like World War Z or True Romance, but you rarely associate him with things like the sitcom. Well guess what? Brad Pitt has been on everything from Growing Pains to Friends. Here are five TV shows Brad Pitt has been in at some point on

TV Shows That Brad Pitt Surprisingly Appeared On And the Clips to Prove It »

- Remy Carreiro

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12 movies and their unused, downbeat endings

5 February 2016 6:30 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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From Body Snatchers to World War Z, here are 12 movies intended to have downbeat endings, but were changed for their theatrical release...

 Nb: The following contains inevitable spoilers. If you haven't seen the subject of a particular entry, pay careful consideration to skipping it until you have...

"Good does not always triumph. Sometimes, the dark side overcomes what Lincoln called the better angels of our nature."

So said General Corman in Apocalypse Now. But what Corman should have said is, "Sometimes, the dark side overcomes what Lincoln called the better angels of our nature - assuming test audiences or studio executives will allow it to happen."

Downbeat endings are by no means out of the question in mainstream movies, but there have been times where filmmakers have, often at the last minute, had to go back and shoot a happier ending for one reason or another. For your delectation, »

- ryanlambie

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12 movies and their unused, downbeat endings

5 February 2016 6:30 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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From Body Snatchers to World War Z, here are 12 movies intended to have downbeat endings, but were changed for their theatrical release...

 Nb: The following contains inevitable spoilers. If you haven't seen the subject of a particular entry, pay careful consideration to skipping it until you have...

"Good does not always triumph. Sometimes, the dark side overcomes what Lincoln called the better angels of our nature."

So said General Corman in Apocalypse Now. But what Corman should have said is, "Sometimes, the dark side overcomes what Lincoln called the better angels of our nature - assuming test audiences or studio executives will allow it to happen."

Downbeat endings are by no means out of the question in mainstream movies, but there have been times where filmmakers have, often at the last minute, had to go back and shoot a happier ending for one reason or another. For your delectation, »

- ryanlambie

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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Maybe a Few Other Things

5 February 2016 6:05 AM, PST | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Zombie films are second only to slashers when it comes to the sheer volume of horror titles released each year, but as popular as they are very few of them seem to make it into theaters. The handful that avoid the direct-to-dvd fate typically feature something extra in the form of a big star (World War Z), a genre lean towards comedy (Zombieland), or an existing franchise (Resident Evil: Retribution). Pride and Prejudice and Zombies checks off one of those boxes — possibly even two if you consider the literary works of Jane Austen to be something of a highbrow franchise. Elizabeth Bennet (Lily James, Downton Abbey) and her four sisters are proper young Victorian ladies trained in both the fine arts and the martial arts — the better to charm the living and decapitate the living dead — and while their father (Charles Dance) is focused on teaching them survival skills their mom’s (Sally Phillips) primary concern is »

- Rob Hunter

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Someone Important Fought To Keep Their Name Off Of World War Z, Here's Why

4 February 2016 6:46 AM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

The zombie outbreak film World War Z had more than its share of problems. We already know about changes to the film.s ending that resulted in major reshoots and delays. Now, the movie.s original cinematographer has spoken out about additional issues with filming that were so bad for him, they forced him to remove his name from the movie entirely. Robert Richardson, who most recently was the cinematographer for Quentin Tarantino.s The Hateful Eight, was part of an in-depth discussion on the craft of cinematography with The Hollywood Reporter, where he explained how the studio completely changed some of his work, and how he felt he had to take a stand on behalf of his industry. I took my name off World War Z. It was a digital show. We worked very hard coming up with lookup tables [a digital roadmap]. They were pretty radical, but they »

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Watch: 1-Hour Roundtable With Cinematographers Behind ‘The Hateful Eight,’ ‘Steve Jobs,’ and More

3 February 2016 5:22 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

After giving our picks for the best cinematography of 2015, today brings conversation with some of the directors of photography from last year’s notable features. THR has gathered Robert Richardson (The Hateful Eight), Alwin Kuchler (Steve Jobs), Danny Cohen (The Danish Girl, Room), Linus Sandgren (Joy), Masanobu Takayanagi (Black Mass, Spotlight) and Mandy Walker (Truth) for a one-hour talk on their prcoess.

While it’s embarrassing that the trade couldn’t find room for Emmanuel Lubezki, Roger Deakins, Edward Lachman, Ping Bin Lee, Adam Arkapaw, John Seale, Maryse Alberti, and more, it’s interesting to hear about the experience of shooting 70mm for Quentin Tarantino‘s western from Richardson, as well as why he took his name off World War Z. Check out the full roundtable below, and Richardson’s thoughts on getting awards for CG-heavy cinematography.

I wish there were two categories for Academy Awards. There are films that are shot relatively normal, »

- Jordan Raup

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Bong Joon-ho, Netflix and Darius Khondji join forces for Okja

3 February 2016 4:45 AM, PST | AsianMoviePulse | See recent AsianMoviePulse news »

Darisu Khondji (Se7en, Evita, Midnight in Paris) is the latest addition to Bong Joon-ho’s upcoming film Okja. The renowned cinematographer has come on board the South Korean director’s project.

Netflix is funding the film and Brad Pitt’s production, Plan B Entertainment (World War Z, 12 Years a Slave), is the co-producer. With a budget of $50 million, it is on track to become one of the most expensive Korean films ever to be made.

Its star studded cast includes Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano, Tilda Swinton and Bill Nighy.

Bong described the project as a “great opportunity” as a filmmaker which granted him absolute creative freedom as well as a large budget.

Despite initial reports about the film being a monster movie, Bong explained the character is not a typical monster but rather a kind spirited animal.  During his interview with Variety, he said “The film is about a warm »

- Stellarise

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How The People v. O.J. Simpson, 2016’s Most Anticipated Show Yet, Came Together

2 February 2016 6:15 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

It was 2013, and FX and its longtime creative partner, Ryan Murphy, were mulling an American Horror Story spinoff that would focus on true crime. But dramatizing true events can be tricky, and they were having difficulty landing on the right story. Months rolled by, and Murphy’s The Normal Heart came and went on HBO; Murphy entered a “postpartum period,” keen to work on another challenging project. He tabled his idea of a true-crime series and asked his agents to send him any solid script that was not getting picked up. One of them was in the hands of producers Brad Simpson (World War Z) and Nina Jacobson (The Hunger Games), who had bought the rights to journalist Jeffrey Toobin’s best-selling book The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson, and hired screenwriters Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, co-writers of The People v. Larry Flynt, to adapt »

- Maria Elena Fernandez

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War is coming in first TV spot for Warcraft

24 January 2016 11:12 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Universal and Legendary Pictures have released the first TV spot for director Duncan Jones’ upcoming video game adaptation Warcraft; take a look below after the official synopsis…

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The peaceful realm of Azeroth stands on the brink of war as its civilization faces a fearsome race of invaders: Orc warriors fleeing their dying home to colonize another. As a portal opens to connect the two worlds, one army faces destruction and the other faces extinction. From opposing sides, two heroes are set on a collision course that will decide the fate of their family, their people and their home. So begins a spectacular saga of power and sacrifice in which war has many faces, and everyone fights for something.

See Also: Warcraft director Duncan Jones on the videogame movie curse

Warcraft is set for release on June 3rd 2016 in the UK and June 10th 2016 in the Us, »

- Amie Cranswick

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Tom Cruise's 'The Mummy' Gets New Release Date From Universal

21 January 2016 10:50 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Universal Pictures has moved the release of The Mummy. The monster movie, which was originally scheduled to bow March 24, 2017, will now open on June 9 of that year. The next film in the Divergent series, Ascendant, and the sequel to Brad Pitt's World War Z also are slated to hit theaters on that date.  The action-adventure will star Tom Cruise and Sofia Boutella (Kingsman: The Secret Service), and will be directed by Alex Kurtzman from a screenplay penned by Prometheus scribe Jon Spaihts. Kurtzman will produce the project, along with Chris Morgan and Sean Daniel, with Bobby Cohen

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- Mia Galuppo

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Bayona Could Still Helm "Jurassic World 2"

19 January 2016 11:23 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

A few months back filmmaker Juan Antonio Bayona ("The Orphanage," "The Impossible") had his name linked to the "Jurassic World" sequel at Universal Pictures.

Colin Trevorrow, who helmed last year's box-office busting dino film, was committed to helm "Star Wars: Episode IX" and as a result had to drop out of filming the 'World' follow-up. Bayona was the first serious candidate suggested as a replacement, but at the time it was denied.

Soon after Bayona was attached to the "World War Z" sequel at which point it looked like the production was going to move on and select someone else. Now, with Bayona departing WWZ2 last week due to a scheduling conflict with post-production on "A Monster Calls," Deadline reports that Bayona's name has emerged again as potential director for "Jurassic World 2".

Trevorrow has penned the sequel with Derek Connolly and they waited to get a good script done before looking for a director, »

- Garth Franklin

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Jurassic World 2 May Be Roaring Towards Juan Antonio Bayona To Direct

19 January 2016 10:33 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Ever since Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow left for the galaxy far, far away to helm Star Wars: Episode IX, Universal has been searching for someone to step in and take the reigns of the rejuvenated, block-busting dino franchise. Recently Juan Antonio Bayona parted ways with the World War Z sequel, and Deadline now reports that he's someone we should keep an eye on to replace Trevorrow. What does that mean exactly? Well, according to the site no actual negotiations have taken place, but Bayona has a close relationship with producer Frank Marshall and co., so although no offer is on the table, he could well be the man they want for the job. Of course there's just as much chance he isn't, but we'll update if and when we find out any more details. How would you feel if Bayona did sign on to direct the next Jurassic World movie? »

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"Rogue One," "Episode VIII" Re-Write Details

19 January 2016 8:59 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

It looks like the "Star Wars" franchise has been in need of some script doctoring. Reports have sprung up today about re-writes being performed on both Gareth Edwards' "Star Wars: Rogue One" and Rian Johnson's "Star Wars: Episode VIII" - albeit for different reasons.

First up, Latino Review has reportedly confirmed a report from back in October that writer/director Christopher McQuarrie ("Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation," "Jack Reacher") was brought in last year to spend a few weeks doing a re-write on 'Rogue One'.

Gary Whitta penned the original draft of the script which Chris Weitz subsequently re-wrote. However the site indicates the studio was still not fully happy with where the script was at and so was brought in McQuarrie to do a two-week polish on it - presumably after his "Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation" commitments were complete.

McQuarrie is used to being a script doctor, »

- Garth Franklin

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Christopher McQuarrie Was Brought On To Fix Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

18 January 2016 12:55 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

As hubbub continues to surround the now-month-old Star Wars: The Force Awakens, not much news has been released regarding 2016’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Today, however, a new report claims that writer/director Christopher McQuarrie was brought on to fix the script of the Star Wars spin-off film, which was previously handled by Gary Whitta and Chris Weitz.

McQuarrie’s work may have “saved” the Rogue One spin-off, according to a source that spoke with Birth. Movies. Death. His work will remain quiet, however, with little possibility of his name appearing on the final credits of the film. Sources close to the production noted that even after work from Whitta and Weitz, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story still “wasn’t exactly in the right place,” leading to the quiet hiring of McQuarrie on the project.

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Previously, McQuarrie was known for writing and directing Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, »

- Mitchel Broussard

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An Open Letter To Whoever Signs On For 'World War Z 2' - MTV

14 January 2016 10:36 AM, PST | Twilight Examiner | See recent Twilight Examiner news »

Now that Juan Antonio Boyega is reportedly out of the post-apocalyptic picture for the follow-up to Marc Forster’s “World War Z” adaptation — and I mean “adaptation” in the very loosest sense of the word — the director’s chair is again vacant for movie two. But someone’s bound to claim it, right? Sure, was a famously plagued production: the entire third act had to be re-written, re-shot and re-edited in post; Matthew Fox’s scenes were all but completely nixed — sorry Charlie; and the budget skyrocketed to unheard of proportions by the end of it. »

- thetwilightexaminer

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Film Review: ‘The 5th Wave’

14 January 2016 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Taken on its own, “The 5th Wave” is an effectively decent post-apocalyptic, young-adult, world-in-the-balance survival thriller. Yet the multitudinous devotees of Rick Yancey’s wildly successful 2013 novel may have more issues with what has been edited or left out entirely than with what’s survived the transition. Still, the film will ride the inevitable wave of fandom and newcomers alike to moderate box office and a healthy afterlife, allowing producers Tobey Maguire and Graham King to move forward with production of the other two books in the author’s proposed trilogy, “The Infinite Sea” (2014) and “The Last Star,” to be published later this year.

Enough of Yancey’s ambitious narrative has made the final cut to reflect an arrestingly original spin on trendy genre tropes. In the present day, Ohio teenager Cassie Sullivan (Chloe Grace Moretz) does what modern young people do: drink beer at unsupervised house parties, moon over boys — in this case, »

- Eddie Cockrell

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World War Z 2 Loses Its Director (Due to Scheduling, Not a Zombie Attack)

12 January 2016 11:07 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

True fans of the first World War Z film will not be disappointed, because it's turning out the sequel is almost as much of a mess as the first one. World War Z 2 (or, as it's known among industry hot-shots, The Zequel) has lost its director, J.A. Bayona, over concerns about time constraints, Deadline reports. Bayona apparently needed more time to wrap up his adaptation of A Monster Calls, but the studio is still set on releasing WWZ2 on June 9, 2017. And so, sayonara, Bayona: Paramount released a statement Tuesday saying, "Bayona is no longer able to make World War Z 2 this year, and it is our ambition to do so. He is a wonderful director and we hope to work with him soon.” A hunt for the new director begins! How exciting! How will they find him or her? We've got an idea: Directing duties should be passed »

- Emma Barrie

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Director Juan Antonio Bayona Flees the ‘World War Z’ Sequel

12 January 2016 9:00 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Someone needs to write a book about the production of World War Z. It shouldn’t happen now – too many people involved have a vested interest in keeping their mouths shut – but as the years roll on and lips start to loosen, someone needs to track down everyone involved and get the whole story. The […]

The post Director Juan Antonio Bayona Flees the ‘World War Z’ Sequel appeared first on /Film. »

- Jacob Hall

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World War Z sequel loses director Juan Antonio Bayona

12 January 2016 7:36 AM, PST | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Timing it seems is everything as Paramount Pictures confirmed today that director Juan Antonio Bayona has indeed exited the sequel to World War Z. Citing timing as the issue, the director it seems is committed to finishing post production on A Monster Calls and feels the Summer is too early to jump into the zombie sequel. Eager to keep to their proposed release date of June 9, 2017 Paramount Pictures confirmed to Deadline that “Bayona is no longer able to make World War Z 2 this year, and it is our ambition to do so. He is a wonderful director and we hope to work with him soon.” Spanish visionary Bayona was tapped for the post having come to the attention of Hollywood for horror film The Orphanage and his true-life tsunami tale The Impossible. Having wrapped production on A Monster Calls starring Felicity Jones, Liam Neeson, Sigourney Weaver and Toby Kebbell for Focus Features, »

- noreply@blogger.com (Clare Daly)

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