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Filmmaker Michael Mann is now working on an eight-to-10 hour long miniseries based on Mark Bowden‘s (Black Hawk Down) upcoming non-fiction novel, “Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam,” due out this June. Bowden, who spent five years writing his new book, recounts the Tet Offensive. Michael De Luca (The Social Network) is producing […]
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- Jack Giroux
Quiz: From The Circle to The Social Network, how well do you know these movies featuring technology and the internet?Quiz: From The Circle to The Social Network, how well do you know these movies featuring technology and the internet?Zachary Dent4/24/2017 10:02:00 Am
The Internet and Technology in Movies
Test your knowledge on these movies featuring the Internet and technology!
The Circle opens April 28th which means you can check out Emma Watson, John Boyega, and Tom Hanks in this modern sci-fi thriller. Based on a book of the same name, The Circle is directed by James Ponsoldt who's also brought us acclaimed indies such as The Spectacular Now and The End of the Tour. The Circle follows a woman who lands a dream job at a powerful tech company. While there, she uncovers a nefarious agenda that will affect the lives of her friends, family and that of humanity. »
- Zachary Dent
Think The Social Network meets Terror at 50,000 Feet as four strangers win an all-expenses paid trip to New York, courtesy of their favourite social-networking site All2gethr.com however this is no ordinary trip… Boarding a private jet to NYC the foursome find themselves trapped at 30,000 feet and forced to play a game – a game whose prize is their lives, and the lives of their loved ones – by a sinister madman known only as Alligator.
The sub-genre that it the techno-horror is much maligned in the horror community, whilst many have tried to cash in on the latest internet craze (or scare), by the time the films hit cinemas or DVD said fad is usually over and all you’re left with is an incredibly dated sub-par horror tale. »
- Phil Wheat
I’m pretty sure that after Armie Hammer’s portrayal of the Winklevoss twins in The Social Network, people assumed he was going to be a star. I certainly did. And I think that even Hollywood wanted it to happen. The guy’s just too charming and handsome looking a guy not to make it right? All he needed was a little acting ability and we should have easily had ourselves another leading man. But that’s not the way things have turned out for Armie Hammer. His role in The Lone Ranger was his chance and I’m not saying it’s his fault, but
- Nat Berman
How do you make a charming movie star out of a Winklevoss?
Midway through Ben Wheatley’s new one-long-gunfight movie Free Fire, Armie Hammer’s character picks up a machine gun. This escalation will perhaps elicit an exhale and a “finally” from the audience. Hammer plays a deal broker called Ord in a gun-buy gone south, and to this point every shooter in the ensemble cast has ironically been limited to revolvers. But Hammer’s increased firepower at this moment is as fitting as his tailored wool blazer. In a movie where each crook is initially unleashed with quick and clever characterization, Hammer’s shtick — the fashion-conscious criminal liaison surrounded by goons — has legs and teeth. He’s firing on more cylinders than anyone in this action-comedy, which stars dramatic heavy hitters Brie Larson and Cillian Murphy and UK genre-flick staples Michael Smiley and Noah Taylor. For as long as any of them are allowed to stay »
- Chance Solem-Pfeifer
Simon Brew Apr 20, 2017
What tend to be the highest rated movies, where the criteria is said films have been watched at least five times?
One aside in a recent piece I penned at this site questioned whether films such as The Shawshank Redemption – for some time ranked as the best film of all time by popular vote at the IMDb – were favoured amongst those who’d seen it more than one time. I was questioning whether the films we tend to salute as the greatest – rather than our favourites – are the ones we tend to watch time and time again.
In the same article, for instance, I highlighted Schindler’s List, an excellent film, but not one I see too many people watching on six monthly rotation. That doesn’t make it a lesser film, rather, it’s the kind of movie that I’d imagine most have seen once or twice at best, »
Exclusive: Departure of long-time Sony UK boss Peter Taylor prompts shake-up at studios.
The quiet retirement of long-time Sony Pictures UK MD Peter Taylor has prompted a shakeup at the top of two Hollywood studios in the UK.
In turn, Paramount marketing director John Fletcher has been appointed Paramount UK MD following George’s departure.
Taylor had steered Sony’s UK office for more than a decade, joining in 2006 after a two-year stint as MD of Warner Bros UK.
The studio veteran had previously worked at Columbia (and then Sony) in various roles between 1982-2004.
During his tenure as MD he oversaw huge results for the Bond franchise, including the UK’s second and third-biggest releases ever in the shape of Skyfall, which took more than £100m in 2012, and Spectre, which made £94m in 2015.
He also co-ordinated big local successes for the »
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“Mine,” starring Armie Hammer as a U.S. Marine sergeant trapped in the desert on top of a land mine (if he lifts his left foot, it will blow), is a drama that pretends to be a serious consideration of war, and even a philosophical rumination on freedom and existence. Yet it really belongs to that quirky, death-trap genre that’s been gaining in popularity lately — call it the Thriller About Someone Who Gets Stuck in One Place. Other examples of the form include the Blake Lively shark-peril suspense drama “The Shallows” (or its far superior progenitor, “Open Water”), the Ryan Reynolds-in-a-coffin thriller “Buried,” the Robert-Redford-cast-away-on-a-sailboat art film “All Is Lost,” and the drama that’s probably the granddaddy of them all: the haunting and ingenious 1955 “Alfred Hitchcock Presents” episode “Breakdown” (one of the 20 episodes of that series Hitchcock directed himself), in which a heartless businessman, paralyzed after an auto accident, »
- Owen Gleiberman
Facebook will start to use photo matching technology in a beefed-up effort to stop the sharing of unauthorized nude photos — or “revenge porn” — the company announced in a Wednesday blog post. The social network allows its billion-plus users to report intimate images that appear to have been shared without the subject’s permission by clicking a button, which flags it for its community operations team to remove if they deem that it violates Facebook’s standards. Facebook said it will also disable the account sharing those images “in most cases,” but there’s an appeals process. Facebook will then go further and use photo-matching technology. »
- Matt Pressberg
You don’t get to 500 million friends… without having a baby! “The Social Network” star Jesse Eisenberg welcomed his first child, a baby boy, with longtime love, Anna Strout, E! News reports. The low-profile couple met on set of 2002’s “The Emperor’s Club”, and dated through 2012, when the couple split up — though they have since […] »
- Brent Furdyk
You don't get to 500 million friends... without having a baby!
The low-profile couple met on set of 2002's The Emperor's Club, and dated through 2012, when the couple split up -- though they have since gotten back together.
Congratulations to the happy couple!
Check out the gallery below for celebrity pregnancy styles. »
Jesse Eisenberg has a new role: dad.
The Social Network star and his longtime girlfriend, Anna Strout, have welcomed a baby boy, E! News reports. The outlet spotted the couple and their newest addition out and out in New York City Monday morning.
The Washington Post also reported in March that the family of three grabbed pastries during a low-key visit to Boulangerie Christophe in Washington, D.C.
No other details were available. Eisenberg’s rep did not respond to People’s request for comment.
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- Daniel Goldblatt and Jen Juneau
It always seems like Armie Hammer is just inches away from becoming a real A list actor. He is a definite talent, one continually on the rise. It’s just a matter of getting parts befitting that rising star. This week, Hammer has a role to really sink his teeth into with Mine, an almost one man show. It’s probably the best part he’s found since his big breakthrough in The Social Network. This won’t be nearly as big a deal, but it’s a similarly good showcase for his skills. If he keeps this up, some real awards attention will eventually come his way. As you’ll see below, this might even end up being his year… The film is a small scale war tale, closer to a psychological thriller than an epic. For Sargent Mike Stevens (Hammer), a Marine sniper, the dangers are aplenty. There »
- Joey Magidson
Jesse Eisenberg is officially a dad! The Social Network star and his longtime girlfriend, Anna Strout, have welcomed their first child together, a baby boy. E! News has learned that the two were seen strolling through New York City earlier this morning with their little bundle of joy. The couple dated for 10 years, from 2002 to 2012, before taking a hiatus. They ultimately reunited before he traveled to London to perform in the West End show The Spoils. He spent four months volunteering at a domestic violence shelter in Bloomington, Indiana, where Strout's mother serves as executive director. They didn't make their official public debut until they were photographed at a basketball »
Is it time for an Armie Hammer-ssaince? Following his breakout turn in “The Social Network,” Armie Hammer seemed to get stuck in blockbusters that didn’t do him any favors including “Mirror Mirror,” “The Lone Ranger,” and “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” (though, the latter does have its fan). However, it seems a pivot back to smaller scale drama is serving him well.
- Kevin Jagernauth
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The Jameson First Shot competition has found its leading man in Wire alum Dominic West.
The competition is meant to be an opportunity for aspiring filmmakers to get their stories made with the help of top Hollywood talent. Three writer-directors will be chosen based on their submitted scripts and then flown out to Los Angels to direct their short films that will star West and be produced by Dana Brunetti (The Social Network, House of Cards).
"It's a huge commitment and leap of faith for the talent," says Brunetti, who is one of the originators of the competition, which is now in its sixth »
- Mia Galuppo
In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at Justice League, Batgirl, Wonder Woman, Gotham City Sirens, Aquaman, Supergirl, The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Arrow, Black Lightning, Powerless, Batman and Harley Quinn, Avengers: Infinity War, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Venom, Thor: Ragnarok, Ant-Man and the Wasp, Inhumans, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Iron Fist, The Punisher, Deadpool 2, Legion and more…
On Saturday, Warner Bros. released the brand new trailer for Justice League, and you can read the thoughts of our writing team in the latest Flickering Myth Reaction here, as well as Anghus Houvouras’ op-ed ‘How Batman Got His Groove Back’ here. While Superman was absent from the trailer, a new piece of concept art arrived online showing the Man of Steel alongside the rest of the team [see here], while director Zack Snyder spoke about Superman’s role in the film: “t’s hard »
- Gary Collinson
Since saying “Bye, Bye, Bye” in 2002, Justin Timberlake, Jc Chasez, Joey Fatone, Lance Bass and Chris Kirkpatrick have each built careers for themselves outside of ‘Nsync — the blockbuster boyband that brought them worldwide fame in the ’90s.
Though there aren’t plans for the group to get back together and make music any time soon, they’re still good friends — reuniting most recently in August for Chasez’s 40th birthday bash.
“The guys spent the entire night together,” a source told People at the time. “They all sat in a group and just reunited, relived and had such a ball. »
- Dave Quinn
It looks like both the Marvel Cinematic Universe and DC Extended Universe could be looking to add some Oscar-winning screenwriter talent, with Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network) revealing that he’s set to meet with both Marvel Studios and DC Films about potential projects.
“I happen to have meetings coming up with both DC and Marvel,” Sorkin told Comic Book. “I have to go into these meetings and tell them as respectfully as I can that I’ve never read a comic book. It’s not that I don’t like them. It’s just that I’ve never been exposed to one. So, I’m hoping that somewhere in their library is a comic book character that I’m gonna love and I’m gonna wanna go back and start reading from the first issue on.”
- Gary Collinson
Netflix presents the brand new trailer for the highly-anticipated feature film War Machine, starring Brad Pitt, Emory Cohen, Topher Grace, Anthony Michael Hall, Will Poulter, Lakeith Stanfield, Meg Tilly, Tilda Swinton, and Sir Ben Kingsley. A film for our times, this absurdist tale and pitch-black war story takes on hot-shot General Glenn McMahon, a man caught up in a modern war machine that keeps on churning, seemingly to no end.
In a film for our times, writer-director David Michod (Animal Kingdom) recreates a U.S. General's roller-coaster rise and fall as part reality, part savage parody - raising the specter of just where the line between them lies today. His is an anti-establishment, pro-soldier exploration in the form of an absurdist war story of a born leader's »
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