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Movie News: Oscar Winner to Direct Channing Tatum's 'Gambit'; First Look at 'Fantastic Beasts 2'

6 October 2017 2:00 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Gambit: Reportedly, Gore Verbinski is "making a deal" to direct Gambit. Based on the Marvel comic book character, the X-Men spin-off movie will star Channing Tatum as a super powered mutant from New Orleans named Remy LeBeau. Verbinski is known for directing three installments of the Pirates of the Caribbean series (above); he won an Academy Award for his animated movie Rango and most recently helmed A Cure for Wellness. [Deadline]   Name of Applicant: Newt Scamander, Profession or Occupation: Magizoologist. #MagicInProgress #FantasticBeasts #WizardingWednesdays — Fantastic Beasts (@FantasticBeasts) October 4, 2017 Fantastic Beasts 2: Our first official look at Fantastic Beasts and How to Find Them 2 reveals a Ministry of...

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Gore Verbinski To Direct Channing Tatum In ‘Gambit’

6 October 2017 3:57 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Pirates Of The Caribbean and Rango director Gore Verbinski will direct Channing Tatum in the Gambit movie. News reaches us from Deadline that Verbinski has landed the gig for the movie, a spin-off from the X-Men series that has been in development over at 20th Century Fox for quite some time.

Doug Liman and Rupert Wyatt were previously attached to helm.

The film will see Tatum play Remy LeBeau, the suave mutant from New Orleans who can turn objects into projectiles, including, yes, a deck of cards. The project is apparently a high-priority for the studio, so will probably roll into production sooner rather than later.

There’s not too much information or release dates, specific story details or any other casting info at this stage. Josh Zetumer wrote the screenplay.

We will bring you more on the Gambit movie as we get it.

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- Paul Heath

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An Awesome Fan Made Gambit Poster Has Already Hit The Web

5 October 2017 8:26 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Even though I probably wouldn’t count him as being among my favorite mutants, I can’t help but be intrigued by the prospect of a Gambit movie. After all, if you were also a kid growing up in the 1990’s, then you no doubt remember how he was a prominent member of the team in not only the comic books, but in the highly revered X-Men: The Animated Series as well.

Even so, it became quite hard to have faith in this project after it spent several years in developmental hell. But to our delight, things seemed to get back on track earlier today with word coming down that none other than Gore Verbinkski (The Ring, Rango) has been enlisted to direct the picture, which is set to star Channing Tatum. Having also helmed a few of the Pirates of the Caribbean films in his day, one would think »

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Harry Dean Stanton, Alien and Twin Peaks Star, Dies at 91

16 September 2017 9:48 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Harry Dean Stanton, who has almost 200 acting credits to his name, with films like Alien and TV shows like Twin Peaks, passed away at the age of 91 yesterday. It hasn't been announced if there will be a public memorial service or if the remembrance will be a private affair.

Variety reports that the actor passed away from natural causes earlier today in Los Angeles. One of the actor's final films, Lucky, where he plays an atheist who comes to terms with his own mortality, will be released via Magnolia Pictures on September 29. He also has another film in post-production entitled Frank and Ava, where he stars alongside Eric Roberts and Lukas Haas. No release date has been handed out at this time.

Harry Dean Stanton was born July 14, 1926 in West Irvine, Kentucky to Sheridan Harry Stanton, a barber and a tobacco farmer, and Ersol, a cook. Harry first followed in his mother's footsteps, »

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R.I.P. Harry Dean Stanton (1926 – 2017)

15 September 2017 4:16 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Prolific character actor Harry Dean Stanton has passed away of natural causes aged 91, it has been announced today.

Born in 1926, Stanton enjoyed a career than spanned over 60 years, appearing in a host of films including Cool Hand Luke, Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid, Kelly’s Heroes, The Godfather Part II, Alien, Escape from New York and Repo Man before securing his first ever lead role in 1984’s Palme d’Or winner Paris, Texas.

Later credits included Pretty in Pink, The Last Temptation of Christ, Wild at Heart, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, The Green Mile, The Pledge, Inland Empire, Rango, The Avengers, and the HBO series Big Love. He recently appeared in David Lynch’s Twin Peaks revival, and his final film Lucky is set for release in the States later this month. »

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Big Love Star Harry Dean Stanton Dies at 91

15 September 2017 3:42 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Harry Dean Stanton, a veteran American character actor, has died. He was 91.

Stanton, who starred in Big Love, died of natural causes at Cedars-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles Friday, Stanton’s agent confirms to People, adding, “Harry Dean is survived by family and friends who loved him.”

The character actor is best remembered for his roles in Paris, Texas, Cool Hand Luke, Alien, Pretty in Pink, and his work with David Lynch. Stanton was in three of Lynch’s films and reprised his role as Carl Rodd in Fire Walk With Me in Showtime’s 2017 reboot of Twin Peaks.

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Harry Dean Stanton, ‘Big Love,’ ‘Twin Peaks’ Star, Dies at 91

15 September 2017 3:26 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Harry Dean Stanton, the actor with a gaunt, bedraggled look who labored in virtual obscurity for decades until a series of roles increased his visibility, including his breakthrough in Wim Wenders’ “Paris, Texas,” died of natural causes Friday in Los Angeles. He was 91.

The actor was also known for his roles in “Twin Peaks,” “Big Love,” “Pretty in Pink,” and “Repo Man.”

He had a high-profile role as manipulative cult leader Roman Grant on HBO polygamy drama “Big Love,” which ran from 2006-11, and recently appeared as Carl Rodd in the “Twin Peaks” revival on Showtime.

His most recent film, “Lucky,” about an atheist who comes to terms with his own mortality, is set to be released by Magnolia on Sept. 29.

In 1984, when he turned 58, he not only starred in the Wenders’ “Paris, Texas” — his first role ever as leading man — but in Alex Cox’s popular cult film “Repo Man.” (That »

- Carmel Dagan

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Harry Dean Stanton, ‘Big Love,’ ‘Twin Peaks’ Star, Dies at 91

15 September 2017 3:26 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Harry Dean Stanton, the actor with a gaunt, bedraggled look who labored in virtual obscurity for decades until a series of roles increased his visibility, including his breakthrough in Wim Wenders’ “Paris, Texas,” died of natural causes Friday in Los Angeles. He was 91.

The actor was also known for his roles in “Twin Peaks,” “Big Love,” “Pretty in Pink” and “Repo Man.”

He had a high-profile role as manipulative cult leader Roman Grant on HBO polygamy drama “Big Love,” which ran from 2006-11, and recently appeared as Carl Rodd in the “Twin Peaks” revival on Showtime.

His most recent film, “Lucky,” about an atheist who comes to terms with his own mortality, is set to be released by Magnolia on Sept. 29. »

- Carmel Dagan

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Film News Roundup: Graham King Signs First-Look Deal With Paramount

16 August 2017 1:03 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In today’s film news roundup, Graham King signs a first-look deal at Paramount and Samuel Goldwyn picks up horror film “Psychopaths.”

First-look Deal

Graham King, who won the best picture Oscar for 2006’s “The Departed,” has signed a three-year first-look deal with Paramount Pictures.


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Under the non-exclusive deal, King will develop and produce films through his Gk Films shingle. The company will relocate offices to the Paramount lot as part of the new deal. He previously produced “Rango,” “World War Z,” and “Hugo” for Paramount.

Paramount chairman/CEO Jim Gianopulos said, “Graham not only has keen artistic and commercial tastes, but he also is one of the most prolific producers in this industry. It’s my pleasure to welcome him to our Paramount family and we all look forward to many successful collaborations for years to come.”

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- Dave McNary

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The behind the scenes battles of Pirates Of The Caribbean

24 May 2017 2:24 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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The Pirates Of The Caribbean movies have not been easy films to make....

As Michael Bolton once belted out: “This is the tale of Captain Jack Sparrow.” The Pirates Of The Caribbean film was a surprise sleeper hit in 2003, astounding the higher-ups at Disney who had long been sceptical of how a pirate movie, based on a ride at Disneyland, would appeal to audiences.

Off the back of this success, the sequels only got more ambitious and expensive in scale, with their use of practical effects and convoluted character dynamics serving to complicate the adventure format, with mixed results. It shouldn't shock you then, to hear that each of the movies released so far had some serious behind-the-scenes battles to make them shipshape.

The fifth and apparently final instalment, Salazar's Revenge (or Dead Men Tell No Tales), has had some very public battles before it has even been released, »

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The Best Of The Best – The Greatest Composers And The Scores That Made Them Great

10 May 2017 4:00 AM, PDT | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Dave Roper

With Actors, Directors, Actresses and Screenwriters under our collective belt and Cinematographers still to come, we presently turn our eye towards Composers, whose music lends so much to the films they work on.

As with the other lists, credit is given for not merely one or two sterling scores, but rather a consistently excellent body of work with specific stand-out films. To be blunt, this is a trickier prospect than it at first appears. Just because a film is terrific or well-loved doesn’t necessarily mean that the score is itself a standout. We begin with perhaps the most obvious and celebrated film composer of them all…..

John WilliamsStar Wars

Goodness me. The Poseidon Adventure, The Towering Inferno, Earthquake, Jaws, Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Long Goodbye, Catch Me If You Can, Star Wars, Close Encounters, Star Wars, Superman, Et, Born on the Fourth of July, »

- Dave Roper

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Top 20: Films to see in 2017

29 March 2017 4:01 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

We are a few months into 2017 and already we had a number of standout movies like Get Out, Logan, and The Lego Batman Movie. Hopefully that is just the start of what is to come. Considering that, myself and Kevin – the hosts of podcast Cinema Geeks – combine forces to put a list together of 20 movies to watch in 2017.

Let us know what you think of the list in the comments below. Did they leave any off? Are the rankings off base? Let your voice be heard!

20) The Lost City of Z

What Can Go Right: A film with this type of setup sure would have to be bungled in order for it not to work. It describes the life of British explorer Percy Fawcett who made several attempts to find an ancient lost city in the Amazon and disappeared in 1925 along with his son. It should be in good hands »

- Dan Clark

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Review: Don't Drink the Water—Gore Verbinski's "A Cure for Wellness"

22 February 2017 11:38 AM, PST | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Jason Isaacs as Dr. Volmer in A Cure for WellnessIt starts with a whispered melody. It will send frissons of familiarity, of a kind of upsetting longing for clarity. You know that song the odd English girl is singing, but you can't place it. Neither can Lockhart (Dane DeHaan, who they might have called Lockjaw, as he can barely seem to spit his words out), which is what draws him into the guts of a mystery. And it draws the film into a slithering spiral, compels us to observe an autopsy of modern horror. What half-remembered giallo fugue is Gore Verbinski spooning up for us like medicine, pinioned to our chairs like one of the zombie patients in the film’s sinister clinic? A puzzle picture, a conspiracy thriller, a kind of baroque classical nightmare, A Cure For Wellness is too sturdy, busy and sure of itself to be much of a horror film. »

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Exclusive: Gore Verbinski on traditional horror, Dane DeHaan’s honesty and being disengaged with franchises

21 February 2017 9:53 AM, PST | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Scott Davis

After his success on bigger movies such as Pirates of the Caribbean and The Ring, Gore Verbinski returns behind the camera to bring us A Cure For Wellness, a project that the director helped to create with writer Justin Haythe (Revolutionary Road). You can read Stefan Pape’s review of the film here.

The film follows Lockhart (DeHaan), a Wall Street stockbroker who travels to the Swiss Alps to find his company’s CEO from a medical centre that is surrounded in mystery and soon he begins to suspect that not everything is what it seems. For Verbinski, who co-wrote the story, it was the traditional nature of the horror genre that excited him with the project rather than going for “jump scares”:

“I’m a fan of the genre but these days we tend to distill horror into a series of scares that have to »

- Scott Davis

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‘The Great Wall,’ Isn’t: Why All Three President’s Day Releases Flopped

19 February 2017 12:55 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Great Wall” (Universal) fared best among the three new original debuts this week. But at $18 million, it fell short of what was needed to boost this very expensive Chinese production aimed at international markets (while making American audiences see it as nothing out of the ordinary).

Even so, it did better than the disappointing Ice Cube comedy “Fist Fight” (Warner Bros.) or Gore Verbinski’s disastrous “A Cure for Wellness” (20th Century Fox), which barely made the Top 10. But any heft came from decent holdovers from last weekend’s unprecedented trio of $30 million+ openers.

That’s the good news. The bad is this is a Top Ten that compares miserably with 2016, and represents a further decline in year-to-date totals. Even if they aren’t in actual free fall, they’re showing serious weakness.

The Top Ten

(all estimates for the three-day weekend; with school holiday Monday, the order will »

- Tom Brueggemann

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Review: A Cure For Wellness [Monte’s Take]

17 February 2017 2:19 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Director Gore Verbinski has crafted quite an interesting career. After striking genre gold with the remake of the Japanese horror film Ringu, orchestrating one of Disney’s most successful franchises with Pirates of the Caribbean, and continuing his collaboration with Johnny Depp on the animated film Rango and the reboot of The Lone Ranger, Verbinski was poised to do whatever he wanted to do with his next film, and it doesn’t take long to realize this quality in the director’s new film, A Cure for Wellness.

For nearly two and a half hours, Verbinski compiles a beautiful, confounding, and chaotic medley of his favorite and most influential film scenes recreated. One moment you are whisked away on a train ride through the Swiss Alps in a moment of stunning scenery, the next you are offered images of unnerving and repulsive situations. It’s undeniable that Verbinski and director »

- Monte Yazzie

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Film Review: ‘A Cure For Wellness’ Provides a Much-Needed Temporary Fix

17 February 2017 9:56 AM, PST | | See recent news »

Chicago – Gore Verbinski is no stranger to the spooky. He always creates these tense, terror-filled scenes that effectively frighten us. His films, from “Ring” to “Rango”, each are compelling enough to keep our attention, not matter how absurd they transform into. Boy, does he ever deliver in the gorgeously grotesque “A Cure for Wellness.”

Rating: 3.0/5.0

I grew up in what can easily be considered the golden era of fucked up cartoons. My formative years were filled with outrageous, absurdist shows like “Ren & Stimpy,” “Rocko’s Modern Life,” “Aaahh!!! Real Monsters,” and “Courage the Cowardly Dog.“ Each of them probably has something to do with my macabre sensibilities and Gore Verbinski perfectly mirrors my own predilections. The most powerful part of any Verbinski is the visual storytelling and “A Cure for Wellness” proves that he works best when the camera tells the story for him. The best way to describe his »

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Bioshock: why the film collapsed

16 February 2017 10:12 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Director Gore Verbinski tells the story of how the plug was pulled on the film, just weeks before filming was set to begin...

A big screen adaptation of the Bioshock videogame series came painfully close to happening. Director Gore Verbinski was attached, and was close to physical production started, when Universal Pictures ultimately pulled the plug.

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Since then, Verbinski has moved on to films such as Rango and The Lone Ranger. And now he’s put together A Cure For Wellness, that lands in cinemas later this month. In a Reddit Ask Me Anything session, Verbinski was asked just what happened with the Bioshock movie, and why it fell apart. He was candid with his answer.

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Exclusive Interview: Gore Verbinski Talks Creating Enduring Horror with A Cure For Wellness

16 February 2017 2:46 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Easily one of the more thought-provoking horror movies to get a wide release in some time, Gore Verbinski’s A Cure for Wellness arrives in theaters this weekend courtesy of 20th Century Fox. Not one to shy away from an ambitious directorial challenge, during our interview, Verbinski discussed bringing the unknown back to big screen horror, what fueled his desire to tackle a wholly unique story after years of bringing popular properties to life, and how A Cure for Wellness is his own twisted version of a fairy tale.

Look for A Cure for Wellness in theaters everywhere on Friday, February 17th.

For the last ten or so years, with the exception of Rango, you’ve been working with different existing properties in regards to your directorial work. Was it something that you were conscious of, as you began putting A Cure for Wellness together, that this was your way »

- Heather Wixson

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Q&A: Gore Verbinski, Director Of A Cure For Wellness, Knows What You’re Most Afraid Of

16 February 2017 1:07 PM, PST | MTV Movie News | See recent MTV Movie News news »

Director Gore Verbinski refuses to be defined by a single genre. He may be best known for the first three parts of the Pirates of the Caribbean action-adventure franchise, but his credits also include the surprisingly complex animated film Rango, bleak comedy The Weather Man, and crime caper The Mexican. Verbinski’s first massive hit, however,... A Cure For Wellness, Knows What You’re Most Afraid Of">Read more » »

- Eric Ducker

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