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Jennifer Connelly Will Star in TNT’s ‘Snowpiercer’ TV Series

9 June 2017 2:00 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Jennifer Connelly will star in TNT’s hour-long Snowpiercer pilot, which will be directed by Scott Derrickson (Doctor Strange). They previously collaborated on The Day the Earth Stood Still remake. Now, they’re working on a new series based on director Bong Joon-ho‘s propulsive sci-fi thriller (adapted from a French graphic novel of the same name). Joon-ho is executive-producing the show along with Chan-wook Park (Oldboy). […]

The post Jennifer Connelly Will Star in TNT’s ‘Snowpiercer’ TV Series appeared first on /Film. »

- Jack Giroux

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NYC Weekend Watch: Bresson, Lubitsch, Varda & More

8 June 2017 12:46 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Since any New York City cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not likely to see in a theater again anytime soon, and many of which are, also, on 35mm. If you have a chance to attend any of these, we’re of the mind that it’s time extremely well-spent.

Metrograph

Two series: Bed-Stuy cinema and some of Bresson’s greatest films.

The Marlene Dietrich series rounds out, while “Welcome to Metrograph” continues.

Quad Cinema

Lesser-seen ’70s American cinema is highlighted in a new retrospective.

Funeral Parade of Roses, an influence for Kubrick on A Clockwork Orange, has been restored, while Maurice continues.

Film Forum

The Lubitsch series continues. »

- Nick Newman

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TNT’s Snowpiercer TV Series Pilot Episode Adds Jennifer Connelly to the Cast

7 June 2017 1:49 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Scott Derrickson (Doctor Strange, the upcoming Locke & Key pilot episode) and Daveed Diggs (Hamilton) now have some company aboard the arctic train in TNT's Snowpiercer. A few weeks after the director and actor, respectively, joined the pilot episode adaptation of Bong Joon Ho’s film of the same name, Jennifer Connelly has now joined the cast as Melanie Cavill, the "Voice of the Train."

Press Release (via The Futon Critic): Turner's TNT has cast Jennifer Connelly, who earned an Oscar(R) for her performance in A Beautiful Mind, to star in the network's drama pilot Snowpiercer. She joins Tony Award(R) winner Daveed Diggs (Hamilton, Black-ish) in the futuristic thriller, which will be directed by Scott Derrickson (Doctor Strange). Based on the acclaimed movie of the same name, Snowpiercer is a co-production of Tomorrow Studios and Turner's Studio T, along with Cj Entertainment. The project is being executive-produced by writer-showrunner Josh Friedman (Avatar 4, »

- Derek Anderson

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Jennifer Connelly Boards TNT’s ‘Snowpiercer’ Pilot

7 June 2017 12:32 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Oscar winner Jennifer Connelly has signed on for a role in TNT’s upcoming “Snowpiercer” pilot, Variety has confirmed.

Based on Bong Joon Ho’s 2013 film of the same name, the series is set seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland. The remnants of humanity now inhabit a gigantic, perpetually moving train that circles the globe. Connelly will play Melanie Cavill, a First Class passenger who works as the Voice of the Train, responsible for making the daily announcements over its Pa system. Though many in her VIP position are dismissive of the lower class passengers, Melanie is curiously fascinated by them.

She joins Tony Award-winner Daveed Diggs in the pilot, which will be directed by Scott Derrickson. “Snowpiercer” is a co-production of Tomorrow Studios and Turner’s Studio T, along with Cj Entertainment. The project is being executive-produced by writer-showrunner Josh Friedman, Derrickson, Tomorrow StudiosMarty Adelstein and Becky Clements, Bong »

- Joe Otterson

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Fearing The Aliens!

19 May 2017 6:47 AM, PDT | www.culturecatch.com | See recent CultureCatch news »

Alien: Covenant (20th Century Fox)

I really loved Prometheus, not as a cinematic masterpiece, but as movie-worthy prequel to Sir Ridley Scott's genre-defining 40 year-old masterpiece Alien. And having rewatched it again, Prometheus's smart narrative and deliberate storyline still resonate with me. Perhaps it is my age, and probably his, that that prequel raised major existential questions --  "why are we here?" and "who created us?" -- that resonate with In that film, why did the Engineers seed life in the ever-expanding universe and our own planet, if they did at all. He certainly knows how to direct action sequences that have grit, energy, and beauty as his films Gladiator and Blade Runner Scott next chapter Alien: Covenant answers many of the questions left dangling at the end of the aforementioned movie, but still leaves some questions unanswered -- a great device to hook newbies and fans alike. And certainly raises new questions, »

- Dusty Wright

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Scott Derrickson to Direct TNT’s Snowpiercer TV Series Pilot Episode, Daveed Diggs to Play Lead Role

17 May 2017 6:56 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Late last year, TNT ordered a TV series pilot episode based on Bong Joon Ho’s seminal sci-fi survival film, Snowpiercer, and now Scott Derrickson (Doctor Strange, the upcoming Locke & Key pilot episode) has been announced as the director, with Daveed Diggs (Hamilton) coming on board to play the lead role.

Press Release (via The Futon Critic): Tony(R) Winner Daveed Diggs Boards TNT's Snowpiercer Pilot, To Be Directed by Scott Derrickson

Futuristic Thriller to be Executive-Produced by Writer/Showrunner Josh Friedman; Director Scott Derrickson; Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements of Tomorrow Studios; And the Original Film's Bong Joon Ho

Turner's TNT has cast Daveed Diggs, who earned a Tony(R) for the Broadway hit Hamilton, to star in the network's drama pilot Snowpiercer, which will be directed by Doctor Strange helmer Scott Derrickson. Derrickson will also serve as an executive producer on the series. Based on the »

- Derek Anderson

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‘Hamilton’ Star Daveed Diggs Joins Cast of TNT’s ‘Snowpiercer’ Adaptation — Here’s Who He’ll Play

17 May 2017 3:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Daveed Diggs is having a good week. A really, really good week.

Just one day after ABC showcased his brand-new fall comedy “The Mayor,” which he executive produces, TNT is set to announce that the Tony-winning actor will topline their TV adaptation of Bong Joon Ho’s “Snowpiercer.”

Also revealed Wednesday: Scott Derrickson (“Doctor Strange”) will direct the pilot to the futuristic thriller.

Read More: ‘Snowpiercer’ Pilot Coming to TNT

Snowpiercer,” set seven years after the world turns into a frozen wasteland, centers on the globe’s remaining humans, who circle the world in a perpetually moving train.

Diggs will star as Layton Well, “a prisoner barely surviving the harsh conditions in the tail end of the train. A quiet thinker who spends his days sniffing the industrial-waste-turned-drug Chronole and tending to his cage full of rats, Layton becomes a reluctant participant in a struggle that could upend life on the train. »

- Michael Schneider

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‘Hamilton’ Star Daveed Diggs Joins Cast of TNT’s ‘Snowpiercer’ Adaptation — Here’s Who He’ll Play

17 May 2017 3:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Daveed Diggs is having a good week. A really, really good week.

Just one day after ABC showcased his brand-new fall comedy “The Mayor,” which he executive produces, TNT is set to announce that the Tony-winning actor will topline their TV adaptation of Bong Joon Ho’s “Snowpiercer.”

Also revealed Wednesday: Scott Derrickson (“Doctor Strange”) will direct the pilot to the futuristic thriller.

Read More: ‘Snowpiercer’ Pilot Coming to TNT

Snowpiercer,” set seven years after the world turns into a frozen wasteland, centers on the globe’s remaining humans, who circle the world in a perpetually moving train.

Diggs will star as Layton Well, “a prisoner barely surviving the harsh conditions in the tail end of the train. A quiet thinker who spends his days sniffing the industrial-waste-turned-drug Chronole and tending to his cage full of rats, Layton becomes a reluctant participant in a struggle that could upend life on the train. »

- Michael Schneider

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Exclusive: Breaking down Showtime’s Dark Net score with composer Justin Melland

15 May 2017 1:10 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Justin Melland has scored documentaries that have been Oscar nominated, Sundance award winning and critically acclaimed, covering every topic from exposing the hidden epidemic of Lyme disease to people on spiritual journeys and the sacred spaces they are led to. So when Melland found out Vocativ, a media and technology company producing Showtime’s Dark Net, was looking for both a documentary composer and someone who could score a show that was frightening and heartfelt all at the same time, he knew he was perfect for the job. It was only a matter of time before the show’s executives felt the same way and hired him. With the second season finale approaching May 25th, we decided to speak with Melland about creating the show’s stand out score, which is everything from emotional to electronic all at the same time. Read the full interview here…

How did you initially get involved with Dark Net? »

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‘Dark Clouds’ is a Gorgeous, Visually-Stunning Environmental Snippet

21 March 2017 5:02 PM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Short of the DayFrom a member of the ‘Avatar’ VFX team.

Today’s short film comes from Peter Szewczyk, who some of you might know for his work in the field of visual effects: Szewczyk has worked on such groundbreaking films as Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, 2012, The Day the Earth Stood Still, Thor: The Dark World, and oh yeah, Avatar.

The following film, Dark Clouds, was made back in 2009 in Szewczyk’s spare time between the productions of 2012 and Avatar, and marks his first time in the director’s chair. It’s dialogue- and actor-free, environmentally-minded, and — as you’d expect given the director’s day job — visually dynamic and stunning. It’s also brief, just 1:45 seconds, but in that time it manages to pack a powerful punch and relay a vital message.

For more of Szewczyk’s directorial efforts, jump over to his Vimeo page to see the rest of his »

- H. Perry Horton

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The Nature of Robots

16 March 2017 1:02 PM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

How the robots of ‘Metropolis’ and ‘Ex Machina’ chart our changing perspectives towards artificial intelligence.Ex Machina (dir. Alex Garland, 2015).

The title of Alex Garland’s 2015 thoughtful psychological thriller Ex Machina derives its name from the ancient Greek phrase deus ex machina, meaning ‘god from the machine.’ By omitting the deus from the film’s title, it’s clear Garland wants his audience to question both the roles of God and man. There’s the godly referencing and positioning of Oscar Isaacs’s secluded genius, Nathan, the creator of Ava, a robot with consciousness played by Alicia Vikander. And Ava’s emotional existence itself goes against the idea of the natural in God, since she is a manmade creation. Meanwhile, the natural world of Ex Machina — the trees that blend Nathan’s perfectly rectangular home into the forest — acts as a direct juxtaposition to the technological imagery that fills the rest of the film.

The »

- Sinéad McCausland

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Ridley Scott Will Direct Getty Kidnapping Drama Next

13 March 2017 5:26 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

With his highly-anticipated Prometheus sequel Alien: Covenant hitting theaters this May, filmmaker Ridley Scott is moving forward on his next film, which will start shooting around the same time Alien: Covenant hits theaters. The filmmaker is finalizing plans to direct All the Money in the World, based on the true story of the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III, with Natalie Portman being eyed to play his mother Gail Harris. Angelina Jolie had reportedly met for the role, but couldn't sign on due to scheduling conflicts, with the director now trying to secure Natalie Portman for the role.

Deadline reports that Ridley Scott is also seeking another A-list star to play the older John Paul Getty Sr., who at the time of the kidnapping in 1973, was believed to be one of the richest men in the world with his oil fortune as the founder of the Getty Oil Company. The »

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Ridley Scott To Direct ‘All The Money In The World,’ Natalie Portman Eyed To Star

13 March 2017 1:15 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Earlier today, I called Ridley Scott a “movie manufacturer” given his recent preference for all things franchise, but to be fair, every now and then he goes and makes “The Counselor” or “Exodus: Gods And Kings.” And if everything works out, he’s got another non-branded movie in the pipeline.

Deadline reports that Scott is lining up to direct the thriller “All The Money In The World.” Penned by David Scarpa (“The Last Castle,” “The Day The Earth Stood Still“), the 2015 Black List script tells the true story of the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III, the heir to the Getty oil fortune, and his mother’s desperate attempt to get the cash for the ransom from the boy’s stubborn grandfather. 

Continue reading Ridley Scott To Direct ‘All The Money In The World,’ Natalie Portman Eyed To Star at The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Watch The Wild Trailer For Dean Devlin’s Geostorm Starring Gerard Butler, Abbie Cornish And Ed Harris

8 March 2017 12:53 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Today the world will be taken by storm. Check out the new Official Teaser for Geostorm now, in theaters October 20.

After an unprecedented series of natural disasters threatened the planet, the world’s leaders came together to create an intricate network of satellites to control the global climate and keep everyone safe. But now, something has gone wrong—the system built to protect the Earth is attacking it, and it’s a race against the clock to uncover the real threat before a worldwide geostorm wipes out everything…and everyone along with it.

Dean Devlin (writer/producer, “Independence Day”) makes his feature film directorial debut with suspense thriller Geostorm, starring Gerard Butler (“Olympus Has Fallen,” “300”), Jim Sturgess (“Cloud Atlas”), Abbie Cornish (“Limitless”), Alexandra Maria Lara (“Rush”), Daniel Wu (“The Man with the Iron Fists,” “Warcraft: The Beginning”), with Oscar nominees Ed Harris (“The Hours,” “Apollo 13”) and Andy Garcia (“The Godfather: Part III »

- Michelle McCue

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Geostorm Trailer Shows the Terrifying Effects of Rapid Climate Change

8 March 2017 8:00 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After showing us some of the deadly effects of a worldwide manmade storm with several teasers yesterday, Warner Bros. and Skydance have unteathered the full trailer for the intense new thriller Geostorm. And it's like watching all of your favorite disaster movies put in a blender and served on puree. It's an incredible blast of destruction that should keep fans of films like Independence Day and 2012 incredibly happy this fall. Trust us when we say, it does not disappoint on that level.

After an unprecedented series of natural disasters threatened the planet, the world's leaders came together to create an intricate network of satellites to control the global climate and keep everyone safe. But now, something has gone wrong, the system built to protect the Earth is attacking it, and it's a race against the clock to uncover the real threat before a worldwide geostorm wipes out everything...and everyone along with it. »

- MovieWeb

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Weather Gets Wicked in Geostorm Teaser Trailer

8 March 2017 7:39 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Tornadoes, massive tidal waves, and more manipulated aspects of Mother Nature threaten to destroy life as we know it in the official trailer for Geostorm.

"After an unprecedented series of natural disasters threatened the planet, the world’s leaders came together to create an intricate network of satellites to control the global climate and keep everyone safe. But now, something has gone wrong—the system built to protect the Earth is attacking it, and it’s a race against the clock to uncover the real threat before a worldwide geostorm wipes out everything...and everyone along with it.

Dean Devlin (writer/producer, “Independence Day”) makes his feature film directorial debut with suspense thriller “Geostorm,” starring Gerard Butler (“Olympus Has Fallen,” “300”), Jim Sturgess (“Cloud Atlas”), Abbie Cornish (“Limitless”), Alexandra Maria Lara (“Rush”), Daniel Wu (“The Man with the Iron Fists,” “Warcraft: The Beginning”), with Oscar nominees Ed Harris (“The Hours,” “Apollo 13 »

- Derek Anderson

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Arrival

14 February 2017 5:47 PM, PST | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Yep, yet another fleet of giant alien spaceships has Earth surrounded, but Denis Villeneuve’s movie is not your garden variety invasion fantasy. Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner have a limited time to figure out how to communcate with alien creatures whose intentions are a complete unknown. It’s a rare sci-fi thriller that succeeds on a personal and emotional level — while teaching us how to converse in coffee stain hieroglyphics.

Arrival

Blu-ray + Digital HD

Paramount

2016 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 118 min. / Street Date February 14, 2017 / 39.99

Starring: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg, Mark O’Brien, Tzi Ma.

Cinematography: Bradford Young

Film Editor: Joe Walker

Production Design: Patrice Vermette

Original Music: Jóhann Jóhannsson

Written by: Eric Heisserer based on The Story of Your Life by Ted Chiang

Produced by: Dan Levine, Shawn Levy, David Linde, Aaron Ryder

Directed by Denis Villeneuve

A few science fiction entertainments in the last twenty-odd years »

- Glenn Erickson

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The Tao of Keanu Reeves, From 'Whoa!' to 'John Wick'

10 February 2017 8:27 AM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

The appeal of Keanu Reeves – philosopher, lover, martial artist, musician, motorcycle enthusiast, movie star – is that he carries himself lightly, even in the movies that require him to turn from "cool breeze" (the Hawaiian translation of his first name, for those of you playing at home) to howling tempest. He's the type of guy who's had to deny being Buddhist, even though he's played the Buddha onscreen – because it's just widely assumed that he would swing that way religiously. ("I haven't take refuge in the dharma," he has assured us. »

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Celebrating the movies of Keanu Reeves

8 February 2017 6:39 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Kirsten Howard Feb 17, 2017

Keanu Reeves, as much as any actor of his generation, has left a legacy to be proud of. We take a look back at his career.

Much like his character in the John Wick films, Keanu Reeves is a man with very little to lose.

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Often maligned for his lack of range as an actor, or dismissed as merely a vaguely goofy action star, every misstep that Reeves has taken throughout his career has come from an enviable ability to consistently take risks. Despite every effort to pigeonhole him, Keanu Reeves just won’t be told what he can and can’t do.

Born in Beirut to a showgirl and a geologist, Reeves is also a rabid »

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Exclusive Interview – Kyle Chandler talks Manchester by the Sea

12 January 2017 5:40 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Kyle Chandler discusses his role as Joe Chandler in Manchester by the Sea

When Kyle Chandler was preparing for his role in Kenneth Lonergan’s eagerly awaited new drama, Manchester by the Sea, he admits that the prospect of nailing his character’s distinctive accent was troubling him.

“I think I almost said ‘no’ just because of the Boston accent. I might have even asked Kenny, ‘can I keep my Texas accent? Does that work? Maybe my character went away and came back!’” he laughs. “But we had a wonderful dialect coach, and that all worked out. I think I did a pretty good job, and she kept a whip over me.”

Kyle spent many of his childhood years in Georgia and now lives in Texas with his wife and family, and his natural voice has that distinctive southern drawl. But he certainly did more than a “pretty good job” playing Joe. »

- Gary Collinson

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