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Tobor the Great

19 August 2017 11:48 AM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Robot roll call! This also-ran robotic fantasy from the 1950s is precisely the kind of movie one would expect from Republic, a two-fisted anti-Commie tract for juveniles. The studio comes up with an impressive robo-hero, but short-changes us when it come time for action thrills. Still, as pointed out in Richard Harland Smith’s new commentary, Tobor filled the the kiddie hunger for sci-fi matinees, at least until Robby the Robot came along.

Tobor the Great

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1954 / B&W / 1:85 widescreen / 77 min. / Street Date September 12, 2017 / available through Kino Lorber / 29.95

Starring: Charles Drake, Karin Booth, Billy Chapin, Taylor Holmes, Steven Geray, Hal Baylor, Alan Reynolds, Peter Brocco, Robert Shayne, Lyle Talbot, William Schallert

Cinematography: John L. Russell

Production Design: Gabriel Scognamillo

Special Effects: Howard and Theodore Lydecker

Film Editor: Basil Wrangell

Original Music: Howard Jackson

Written by Philip MacDonald, Carl Dudley

Produced by Richard Goldstone

Directed by Lee Sholem »

- Glenn Erickson

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‘Wolfpack’ Director Crystal Moselle Lands Jaden Smith Skateboarding Feature

3 August 2017 12:10 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Crystal Moselle, director of the documentary “The Wolfpack,” is helming an untitled skateboarding feature film with  Jaden Smith and Elizabeth Rodriguez (“Orange is the New Black”) starring.

The production companies are Bow and Arrow Entertainment and Rt Features in association with Pulse Films.

The films stars New York City skateboarders Rachelle Vinberg, Dede Lovelace, Nina Moran, Ajani Russell, Kabrina Adams and Jules Lorenzo. Producers are Lizzie Nastro, Izabella Tzenkova, Pulse FilmsJulia Nottingham, Rt FeaturesRodrigo Teixeira, and Bow and Arrow’s Michael Sherman and Matthew Perniciaro. Rt Features’ Lourenço Sant’Anna and Sophie Mas and Pulse FilmsThomas Benski executive producing.

Vinberg, Lovelace, Moran, Russell and Adams are members of the Skate Kitchen, a group of female skaters who were the subject of Moselle’s recent short film “That One Day,” which debuted at the 2016 Venice Film Festival.

The script is inspired by events in the lives of the skaters and written by Moselle, Aslihan Unaldi »

- Dave McNary

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Denzel Washington, Mark Wahlberg, Kevin Spacey, and Michelle Williams Join Year-End Oscar Fray

19 July 2017 11:55 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Mid-summer is a crucial time in the life of movies in production. Distributors have to figure out where they belong. Will they pass muster for the crazy competitive primetime award season, when scrutiny and costs are exponentially higher? Already, many movies that need a wider berth are moving into 2018. Some fortunates will be finished in time for the fall festival crucible. And others will just make it into theaters by the end of the year.

Read MoreSave the Dates: Here’s the 2017-2018 Awards Calendar

That list now includes drama “All The Money In The World” (December 8, Sony), four-time Oscar nominee Ridley Scott‘s starry follow-up to “Alien: Covenant.”

Written by David Scarpa  (“The Last Castle,” “The Day The Earth Stood Still”) from the true story of the kidnapping of Getty Oil scion John Paul Getty III, the biopic stars Oscar perennial Michelle Williams (four nominations), two-time Oscar-winner Kevin Spacey, »

- Anne Thompson

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Denzel Washington, Mark Wahlberg, Kevin Spacey, and Michelle Williams Join Year-End Oscar Fray

19 July 2017 11:55 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Mid-summer is a crucial time in the life of movies in production. Distributors have to figure out where they belong. Will they pass muster for the crazy competitive primetime award season, when scrutiny and costs are exponentially higher? Already, many movies that need a wider berth are moving into 2018. Some fortunates will be finished in time for the fall festival crucible. And others will just make it into theaters by the end of the year.

Read MoreSave the Dates: Here’s the 2017-2018 Awards Calendar

That list now includes drama “All The Money In The World” (December 8, Sony), four-time Oscar nominee Ridley Scott‘s starry follow-up to “Alien: Covenant.”

Written by David Scarpa  (“The Last Castle,” “The Day The Earth Stood Still”) from the true story of the kidnapping of Getty Oil scion John Paul Getty III, the biopic stars Oscar perennial Michelle Williams (four nominations), two-time Oscar-winner Kevin Spacey, »

- Anne Thompson

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War For The Planet Of The Apes & The Rise & Rise Of Intelligent Sci-Fi

11 July 2017 4:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Dave Roper

Science Fiction has been with us for as long as we’ve had cinema. Méliès made his Trip to the Moon, Lang built and displayed his dystopian Metropolis and Jules Verne’s rich science fiction novels fed into cinema’s early efforts to showcase the fantastical.

Thankfully, cinema’s relationship with science fiction has also generally proved to be intelligent and thought-provoking. Spectacle, as with the disaster epics of Irwin Allen’s 1970’s heyday, has always had its place, but alongside that films as diverse as Planet of the Apes, The Day the Earth Stood Still, Metropolis, Soylent Green and Invasion of the Body Snatchers gave us much to consider about human nature, society and our relationship with our fragile planet.

More recently, Independence Day, Armageddon, War of the Worlds, Mars Attacks, Men in Black and even more sci-fi inflected comic book entries like Guardians of the Galaxy, »

- Dave Roper

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Check Out The New Trailer For Dean Devlin’s Geostorm

6 July 2017 11:41 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Get ready for the end of the world… again. Making his feature film directorial debut, Dean Devlin (writer/producer, “Independence Day”) brings audiences this fall the sci/fi suspense thriller 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.

Warner Bros. Pictures has released a brand new trailer for the film.

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”), Eugenio Derbez (“How to Be a Latin Lover »

- Michelle Hannett

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How sci-fi went mainstream

4 July 2017 6:51 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Ryan Lambie Jul 7, 2017

To tie in with the Into The Unknown exhibition, on now at London's Barbican, we look at how sci-fi has become a major cultural force...

It's not always easy being geeky. The celebrated genre writer Ray Bradbury knew this all too well; as a kid growing up in the 1920s and 30s, he was intoxicated by all things otherworldly and imaginative: classic horror movies, pulp sci-fi stories about Mars, comic strips detailing the exploits of Buck Rogers. Eventually, Bradbury's peers teased him mercilessly, until, in a bid to fit in, he ripped his Buck Rogers comics to shreds. But far from helping the young Bradbury draw a line under his obsessions, the destruction of his beloved comics left him feeling unhappy and soulless.

See related  Twin Peaks season 3 episode 8 review: Gotta Light? Twin Peaks season 3 episode 7 review: There’s A Body All Right Twin Peaks season 3 episode »

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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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