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"Journey to a time when humanity and mutants alike are trapped in a Tron: Legacy prison where only the plot of Terminator 2 can save them."
Screen Junkies has taken one of this summer's epic films, X-Men: Days of Future Past, and given it a hilarious "Honest Trailer" breakdown. One of the greatest things that they point out is how similar the plot of the film is to Terminator 2. That gave me one of those eye-opening "wow" moments. It's as clear as day, but for some reason I just didn't connect the two films together. Thanks for the clarity, Screen Junkies!
You've seen us tackle the X-Men Trilogy -- now it's time for us to take on the prequel-sequel that made the worst X-Men movie irrelevant and the worst Wolverine movie into a bad dream: X-Men: Days of Future Past. »
- Joey Paur
Cling. Clang. Crash. Welcome to the category of Best Sound Editing, which awards the creation and integration of artificial sounds into a movie's soundtrack. This distinguishes this category from Best Sound Mixing, which awards the mixing of the film's overall soundtrack. Due to the emphasis on creating artificial sounds, action films and war films tend to do particularly well here. The branch is also not afraid to give a film a standalone nomination (this decade, that has included "All is Lost," "Tron: Legacy," "Drive" and "Unstoppable"). In the not-too-distant past, animated films were also practically annual staples, which is unsurprising given the need to manifest everything you hear in such productions. The sound branch has its favorite contenders who regularly return. Names like Richard Hymns and Wylie Stateman immediately jump to mind. This is likely the case to a greater extent in Sound Editing than Sound Mixing. But every year also sees new nominees. »
- Gerard Kennedy
After directing big-budget sci-fi movies such as Tron: Legacy and Oblivion, director Joseph Kosinski is taking on a much smaller project, the adaptation The Trials of White Boy Rick for Universal Pictures.
The plot is based on the Atavist article of the same name written by journalist Evan Hughes, which chronicles the life of Rick Wershe, a teenager living in Detroit in the 1980s. He became a notable cocaine trafficker in the predominantly African-American East Side of Detroit, which earned him the nickname "White Boy Rick." While he was rising through the ranks of Detroit drug dealers, Rick was also working as an undercover informant for the FBI and DEA. The story was first published on The Atatvist website on September 29.
Scott Stuber and Dylan Clark are producing through their Bluegrass Films company, which is based at Universal. Evan Ratliff, who co-founded The Atavist with Jefferson Webb, is serving as an executive producer. »
Tron: Legacy and Oblivion director Joseph Kosinski is looking to take on a very different, non sci-fi project called The Trials of White Boy Rick. The movie is based on an article written by Evan Hughes, and it tells a true-crime story that centers on a teen named Rick Wershe who lived in Detroit in the 1980s. He ended up joining "the ranks of the drug kingpins on the predominantly black East Side to become a prolific cocaine trafficker, going by the name 'White Boy Rick.'"
I'd never heard of this story until today, but the report goes on to say that it uncovers the true identity of Wershe, who became one of the biggest drug dealers in the city while working undercover for the FBI and DEA.
This sounds like it will make for an interesting film, and I'm glad that Kosinski is taking it on as a project. »
- Joey Paur
Filmmaker Joseph Kosinski is looking to step out of the sci-fi realm. The visually-gifted director behind Tron: Legacy and Oblivion has become attached to direct the true crime story The Trials of White Boy Rick for Universal Pictures, per THR. Based on a story by Evan Hughes published in The Atavist last month, the film will tell the true tale of Rick Wershe, a teen living in Detroit in the 1980s who rose to prominence on the predominantly black East Side as a prolific cocaine trafficker by the name of “White Boy Rick.” Hughes uncovered the truth of Ricky, which was that he was working as an undercover informant for the FBI and DEA while becoming one of the biggest drug dealers in Detroit. More after the jump. The Trials of White Boy Rick marks a departure for Kosinski, who dabbled in heavy sci-fi for his first two features. 2013’s »
- Adam Chitwood
Writer/director Robert Orci's prepping "Star Trek 3" feature, will shoot principal photography in Vancouver, British Columbia and Seoul, South Korea, starting Spring 2015 for a summer 2016 release, with Oscar winning Dp Claudio Miranda ("Tron: Legacy") behind the camera:
- Michael Stevens
It's been a week of talking about Gone Girl read my review and I feel the coming week won't be any different now that so many have seen it as it's a film with several talking points well beyond its plot. That was just one of the three movies I saw this week in theaters along with St. Vincent and Annabelle read my review. At home I only watched bits and pieces of Tron: Legacy, which, in bits and pieces, isn't too bad, but that movie still plays like a massive missed opportunity. It's always too bad when you get to the end of a movie and the ideas for the sequel are far more interesting than anything you just watched. Next week I have a screening of Dracula Untold and Fury to check out and on Saturday I just might go see The Book of Life, which would be »
- Brad Brevet
The site indicates that the majority of the film will be shot in Vancouver, Canada while some of it will be filmed in Seoul, South Korea. Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon has confirmed on his personal Facebook page that he had met with "Star Trek 3" producer Jeffrey Chernov and filming will take place in Seoul in the first half of next year.
- Garth Franklin
Star Trek 3 director Roberto Orci may not have any experience behind the camera, but he’s found someone to help him out that will more than make up for his shortcomings. According to TrekMovie, Orci has enlisted Academy Award winner Claudio Miranda to be his cinematographer.
Miranda’s work includes such visually stunning films as Life of Pi (for which he won his Oscar), Oblivion, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Tron: Legacy. He also recently shot Brad Bird’s new film Tomorrowland. So, even if Orci completely fumbles and ruins Star Trek, at least it will look amazing.
In all seriousness though, this is a big win for Orci and a very smart move. The fact that Star Trek 3 is his directorial debut puts him at a bit of a disadvantage, as he has to not only take the reigns from the much more experienced J.J. Abrams, »
- James Garcia
Now that we're done, at least for a while, with the whole William Shatner cameo saga, we have some actual facts to report regarding Star Trek 3. First of all, while the upcoming sequel will mostly be shot in Vancouver, British Columbia, some of it will in fact be lensed in Seoul, South Korea. And it looks like Oscar winning cinematographer Claudio Miranda (Life of Pi, Tron: Legacy) will be joining writer/director Roberto Orci behind the camera. This marks the first time a Star Trek movie has ever been shot digitally. Hit the jump for more on Star Trek 3. The film is expected to shoot early next year for a release in the summer of 2016. According to TrekMovie Miranda will replace prior Trek lenser Daniel Mindel, who is currently shooting Star Wars: Episode VII with director J.J. Abrams: Unlike Star Trek Into Darkness, which retained most of »
- Evan Dickson
Disney Studios is off to explore a new enchanted territory with In the Land of Imagined Things. The studio has picked up the spec, written by Joe Henderson, that has Charlie Bean, a storyboard artist making his feature directorial debut with Lego movie Ninjago, attached to direct. Read more Two More 'Lego' Movies Get Release Dates Plot details are being left to the imagination for the time being, but the plan is to make the feature a live-action/CG hybrid. Justin Springer, whose credits include Tron: Legacy for Disney as well as Oblivion, is producing. Louie Provost is overseeing for
- Borys Kit
A very simplistic Dystopia for Dummies — with a bit of Terrence Malick for Dummies thrown in — and inoffensive enough until it devolves into all kinds of stupid. I’m “biast” (pro): I’m a big fan of science fiction
I’m “biast” (con): nothing
I have not read the source material
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
It would be easy to let The Giver slide if its only problem were that it bears too close a resemblance to some of the other examples of young adult science fiction that have gotten recent transfers to the big screen. Such as (and most uncomfortably) Divergent, with which it shares a setting of a seeming utopia that shoehorns its happily conformist citizens into narrow roles until one oddball comes along who chaffs at the system. After all, the Lois Lowry novel this is based on was published almost 20 years before Divergent, »
- MaryAnn Johanson
Destiny, the newest video game from Halo creators Bungie, is set to hit store shelves tomorrow. To get you in the mood for all the futuristic cooperative shooting you’re going to be doing in the days ahead, we’ve got this totally awesome live-action trailer for the game. Helmed by Tron: Legacy director Joseph Kosinski, the new two-minute clip follows one of the game’s three-soldier units as they blast across the galaxy dealing with alien forces on a multitude of planets. Stylish to the extreme, and backed with a rocking Led Zepplin soundtrack, the clip has already convinced gamers and nongamers alike that a Destiny movie could be something pretty special. We’re all in, as long as Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage promises to come along and do...
- Mike Bracken
The citizens of Starling City haven’t had much peace and quiet since millionaire playboy Oliver Queen returned from the dead and took up a life of vigilantism. The CW’s hit comic book adaptation Arrow has already introduced plenty of heroes from the DC universe, but it’s introduced plenty of villains as well – and there are more to be expected (both old and new) in the upcoming third season.
Among the new gallery of bad guys is Simon Lacroix Aka Komodo, played by Matt Ward (Tron: Legacy), who can be briefly spotted in the new trailer for Arrow season 3, standing atop a rooftop and getting ready to fire an arrow of his own. It’s just as well that more villains are arriving, since the trailer also suggests that the start of the ...
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- H. Shaw-Williams
To mark the release of The Longest Week on 1st September, we’ve been given 3 copies to give away on DVD.
Millionaire playboy Conrad (Bateman), has been cut off from his parents’ fortune after a life of leisure spent living in a hotel. Now in his 30s, he suddenly finds himself penniless, homeless and jobless (not that he’s ever had a job) and has to move in with his best friend Dylan (Crudup).
A chance encounter on a subway leads him to meet the enigmatic and beautiful Beatrice Fairbanks (Wilde). She’s absolutely everything he’s ever dreamed of – but for one small problem… she’s already going out with his Dylan! Will Conrad get his girl or will he grow up? »
Buddy Bolden was a New Orleans cornet player who was a key figure in the development of ragtime music.
Prtitsker completed the first round of filming for “Bolden” in 2010 and will finish the movie with new scenes starting on Sept. 19.
DaCosta will next be seen in “I Will Always Love You: The Whitney Houston Story,” directed by Angela Bassett, set for airing in early 2015. She was most recently seen in “Lee Daniels’ The Butler.” Other credits include “Tron: Legacy” and Oren Moverman’s “The Messenger” and “In Time” opposite Amanda Seyfried and Justin Timberlake.
- Dave McNary
Tron: Legacy and Oblivion director Joseph Kosinski directed this insanely cool live-action/CGI trailer for Bungie's new sci-fi video game Destiny. It also features the voice of Peter Dinklage as one of the main characters, which I thought was great. Here's a little description that came along with the trailer:
A Fireteam heads out on an epic, action-packed road trip across our Solar System to face our enemies, take back what is ours and, in the end, Become Legend. Featuring “Immigrant Song” by Led Zeppelin.
I enjoyed watching this immensely, it has a lot of great action, fun humor. Then, of course, the visuals were stunning. If a Destiny movie ever happens, Kosinski is obviously the guy who needs to make it. Enjoy the trailer! »
- Joey Paur
Tonight's NBC NFL Kickoff 2014 will be highlighted by a pair of high profile concerts taking place before the game, as well as a highly anticipated video game commercial set to air during the game.
On the concert front, Grammy-Award winning singer, producer and songwriter Pharrell Williams will take the stage to warm up the crowd. It's too early to know if Pharrell's infamous hat will make an appearance but I'd be shocked if it didn't. Maybe he'll break out a new color scheme for it that matches Seattle's jerseys.
Just outside of CenturyLink Field in Seattle on a specially constructed stage is where native band Soundgarden will be performing.
During the game is when Activision and Bungie will air the Destiny 'Become Legend' video game trailer directed by Joseph Kosinski (Tron: Legacy) and featuring the music of Led Zeppelin. The version that will air on TV during NFL Kickoff 2014 runs 90 seconds; however, »
Best know for Oblivion and Tron: Legacy, director Joseph Kosinski tries his hand at this live-action trailer for the upcoming, multi platform video game Destiny. While it won't make me run out to get the game (I'm currently soured on any first person shooter for console. Thank you Call of Duty), it does have me wishing for a Kosinski directed balls out sci-fi action flick. Also look out for some neat references to Star Wars and Independence Day. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
One of China's more interesting young directors, Lu Chuan has revealed to The Hollywood Reporter that he will be collaborating with Hollywood visual effects company Prime Focus on his latest directorial venture.Prime Focus is one of the biggest VFX houses in town, and their resume includes some of this year's biggest hits, including Guardians of the Galaxy, Transformers: Age of Extinction and Edge of Tomorrow, not to mention the likes of Gravity, The Great Gatsby and Tron: Legacy. Lu Chuan is best known for his stunning black and white war drama City of Life and Death, as well as Kekexili: Mountain Patrol and 2012's period thriller The Last Supper. His latest project is an as-yet untitled sci-fi adventure, and in a recent interview with THR he...
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