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In action films so often it’s all about the gun or the fist, archery has taken the back seat as an inferior way of combat. There has been a slight change lately of course with The Hunger Games and The Avengers with Hawkeye and his exploding arrows; it is nice to see that when archery is featured it’s more about skill and precision than just point and shoot. The archer is skilled and a master of his art, in warfare he could be compared to the modern day sniper, having to take into consideration things like wind speed and direction. War of the Arrows is a film that takes this to a new level, showing how the archer could be the difference between victory and defeat.
When Nam Yi witnesses the »
- Paul Metcalf
Having established himself as an actor, Josh Hutcherson has now moved behind the camera. The Hunger Games co-star’s short film ‘Ape’ is the most buzzed-about entry with The Big Script, a five-video filmmaking series now available through Conde Nast Entertainment (Cne)’s owned-and-operated video platform The Scene.
The Big Script is a collaboration between Cne, Hutcherson’s Turkeyfoot Productions, and Indiginous Media, a studio founded in 2014 by a trio of entertianment industry vets. The project’s producers combed through thousands of screenplays from Hollywood’s Black List before settling on five to adapt into short films. The resulting videos range from 11 to 17 minutes in length, and four of them are directed by their writers. The lone exception is ‘Ape,’ which Hutcherson directed from a screenplay written by Jon Johnstone.
With The Big Script, Cne, Indiginous, and Turkeyfoot are hoping to introduce viewers to the “next generation of great storytellers, »
- Sam Gutelle
“Ape,” a psychological thriller directed by Josh Hutcherson (“The Hunger Games,” “The Kids Are Alright”), debuted today on the Conde Nast-owned digital platform The Scene. The fifteen-minute film stars Hutcherson as a schizophrenic teen battling hallucinations, with a script by Jon Johnstone.
The film is part of a new emerging filmmakers initiative from Conde Nast Entertainment, Indigenous Media, and Josh and Michelle Hutcherson’s Turkeyfoot Productions, called The Big Script. Citing an increase in major studio tent pole films, The Big Script aims to find and produce “independently created content that can thrive on digital/emerging platforms” and is “driven by unique voices.”
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Partnering with The Black List script database, the five films were chosen from over 2,000 submissions, with the only requirement being that the film feature characters in their late teens to late twenties. »
- Jude Dry
You can add Josh Hutcherson to the list of actors who are also directors. The Hunger Games star makes his directorial debut with Ape, a new short about a young man (Hutcherson) with mental illness. The film is part of The Big Script, a series of five shorts produced by Hutcherson and his mom Michelle Hutcherson's Turkeyfoot Productions, Indigenous Media and Condé Nast Entertainment. "I've always wanted to direct," Hutcherson tells me. "Directing definitely preceded acting for me. Before I really actually started in the business, I was directing my friends in movies in Kentucky. But they hated every moment of it and would quit often, so I didn't finish one of those projects. Now I'm »
The FremantleMedia Australia production, described as a “re-imagining” of Joan Lindsay’s novel, centers on the mysterious disappearance of three schoolgirls and a teacher on Valentine’s Day in 1900.
The teachers of Appleyard College for Young Ladies will be played by French actress Lola Bessis (“Cassandra,” “Swim Little Fish Swim”), recently included in Interview magazine’s list of “Hollywood’s most wanted” acting talent; Yael Stone (“Orange Is the New Black,” “Deep Water”); Anna McGahan (“The Doctor Blake Mysteries,” “Anzac Girls”); and Sibylla Budd (“Tomorrow When the War Began,” “Winners & Losers”).
Shooting starts in Victoria, Australia, later this month. Screen Australia and Film Victoria have contributed production investment.
Foxtel head of drama Penny Win said: “The accomplished cast … will give new forms to Joan Lindsay’s iconic characters as the »
- Leo Barraclough
So you think you can cosplay? Syfy will see about that.
The network is launching a new reality competition series, Cosplay Melee, that pits the world’s best costume performers against one another each week for a $10,000 prize. Community alum Yvette Nicole Brown will host the series, which debuts Tuesday, March 21 at 10/9c.
Melee looks to be following the formula of Syfy’s hit special-effects makeup competition Face Off, currently in its eleventh season. Each episode, four world-class cosplayers will go head-to-head, creating not just full-body costumes, but »
Jones will oversee all creative development and business operations for the Los Angeles-based Vr studio. Blackthorn is known for the Vr series “The Abbot’s Book,” which was part of the 2016 Sundance film festival’s New Frontier program, and the fantasy film “Dragonflight,” featured at last year’s Tribeca film fest.
Michael Conelly, creative director and president of Blackthorn, said Jones’ background in the cable business would help the company expand its operations. Jones is the first to serve in the CEO spot at the company founded in 2014.
“The field is evolving quickly, but content remains king and Larry’s background in entertainment meshes perfectly with our vision for a Vr-first studio cultivating a library of cutting-edge, story-driven experiences that our audiences will literally step into in the coming years,” Conelly said.
Jones left TV Land »
- Cynthia Littleton
Sideshow Collectibles has unveiled a batch of promotional images for Star Ace Toys upcoming Katniss Everdeen sixth scale collectible figure which is based on the likeness of Jennifer Lawrence from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1; take a look here…
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The Hunger Games films catapulted Jennifer Lawrence to movie star status and became one of the most successful film franchises of all time. This sixth scale collectible figure of Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen captures the young archer in her battle-ready uniform from Mockingjay, Part 1. The figure features her armor with black wings attached with magnets, a magnetized quiver, multiple hands and the flag of the Resistance.
The Katniss Everdeen collectible is available to pre-order now, priced at $239.99 and is expected to ship April-May »
- Amie Cranswick
Irish actor Ciarán Hinds, best known for his roles in Game of Thrones and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, is the latest addition to Red Sparrow, the espionage thriller in the works from Francis Lawrence (The Hunger Games).
Hinds will play a high-ranking Russian official known as Zyugonov, who presides over much of the country’s intelligence agency. In light of today’s casting coup, he now joins an ensemble that includes Joel Edgerton, Matthias Schoenaerts, Jeremy Irons, Joely Richardson and Jennifer Lawrence, marking the latter’s first collaboration with Francis Lawrence post-Panem. Indeed, the Oscar-winner has laid claim to a juicy role in Red Sparrow, after securing the part of Russian intelligence officer Dominika Egorova more than a year ago.
Under the cast-iron bureaucracy of Russian intelligence, Dominika is trained as a seductress, one considered indispensable in the mission of surveilling budding CIA officer Nathaniel Nash (Edgerton). It tees up »
- Michael Briers
In honor of Valentine's, Lionsgate decided to use the holiday as an interesting opportunity for some promotion. They let the villain from the movie, Rita Repulsa, take over the official Power Rangers movie twitter account. While there were some amusing tweets, the best thing that came from the takeover was a brand new image of Elizabeth Banks as Rita Repulsa from Power Rangers.
The keys to the Power RangersTwitter account were turned over to Rita Repulsa, or at least, whoever was tweeting as Rita Repulsa, early in the day on Valentine's Day and the takeover lasted most of the day. The first thing that was shared was a brand new image of Elizabeth Banks as Rita and even though it isn't a still from the actual movie, it offers a really good look at the villain's costume and signature weapon. Here is how the picture was captioned.
"It's Valentine's Day, »
Exclusive: John Curran is now in talks to develop and direct the TV series planned about Lou Pearlman, the manager/producer of Nsync and the Backstreet Boys who was also running a Ponzi scheme that defrauded investors out of about $300M dollars. Toby Jones (The Hunger Games franchise, The Coldest City) is attached to star in the series. Curran is well-suited to direct the Lou Pearlman project. He is just completing the film Chappaquiddick based on Ted Kennedy and the… »
Director Stella Meghie‘s (Jean of the Joneses) adaptation of Nicola Yoon’s novel, Everything, Everything, looks like a movie that’ll get some moviegoers reaching for a kleenex box. The romance stars Amandla Stenberg (The Hunger Games) and Nick Robinson (Jurassic World) in a love story about a teenage girl who can’t ever leave the house. Below, watch the Everything, Everything trailer. 18-year-old Maddy Whittier […]
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- Jack Giroux
15 February 2017 5:45 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Mahershala Ali, just a few months ago, was all but unknown outside a small coterie in the entertainment industry. Despite more than a decade of solid credits in movies like The Hunger Games and such Netflix series as House of Cards and Luke Cage, the actor kept a low, paparazzi-less profile.
That all changed with Moonlight, the low-budget drama about an African-American boy's odyssey to manhood, which became a sensation in August at the Telluride Film Festival and is nominated for eight Oscars. Playing the kindly drug dealer Juan, Ali drew notice as the film's breakout star (and further kudos »
- Mahershala Ali, as told to Stephen Galloway
Nobody knows action movies better than the minds behind John Wick: Chapter 2, director Chad Stahelski and stunt coordinator J.J. Perry. Both have been in the business for decades, though most people probably don't know their names. They started as stunt performers, doubling for the stars of movies like Blade, Point Break, Mortal Kombat, The Matrix, and 300. They both have also been the stunt coordinators and/or second unit directors for action in movies like Captain America: Civil War, The Hunger Games, Warrior, The Tournament, and even the upcoming The Fate of the Furious. Basically, Stahelski and Perry really, really, really know their stuff. So when we asked them for a simple list of their top five action movies they thought people should see before they die, they...
- Peter Hall
"I'm messing with your life." "My life is better with you in it." Warner Bros has debuted a trailer for the adaptation Everything, Everything, a drama about a young woman with a disease that keeps her locked up inside her home. She longs for a boy who lives across the street, and of course they try to get together. Amandla Stenberg, who played Rue in the original The Hunger Games (but is all grown up now), stars as Maddy in the film. The cast includes Nick Robinson as the boy she's in love with, Ana de la Reguera, Anika Noni Rose, and Taylor Hickson. It's based on the book by Nicola Yoon. This looks particularly cheesy and sappy, but that makes sense. It's obvious why Warner Bros released this on Valentine's Day - it looks like a mix between Me Before You and The Space Between Us and Bubble Boy, »
- Alex Billington
Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for its upcoming romantic drama “Everything, Everything.” Directed by Stella Meghie, the film stars “The Hunger Games” actress Amandla Stenberg in the leading role. Watch the emotional trailer below.
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Based on Nicola Yoon’s 2015 novel of the same name, “Everything, Everything” tells the story of Madeline Whittier (Stenberg), an 18-year-old who, due to an immunodeficiency disease, has been isolated from the outside world for almost her entire life. When a new boy named Olly (played by “Jurassic Park” actor Nick Robinson) moves right next door, they fall in love with each other and take on the obstacles that threaten their romance.
Since she is not allowed to leave her house or receive any visitors, the two can only see each other by gazing through their windows. They form a bond »
- Yoselin Acevedo
A trailer has dropped for “Everything, Everything,” the first leading role for “The Hunger Games” alum Amandla Stenberg. Based on the book of the same name by Nicola Yoon, Stenberg plays a hermetic illness-struck 18-year-old, kept in her home by her mother (Anika Noni Rose), allegedly for her safety and health.
But, as shown in the trailer, it’s hard to keep a teenage girl from adventure and exploring. Stenberg’s Maddy falls in love with boy-next-door Olly, played by Nick Robinson, as he tempts her with stories and images of a world outside the confines of her home. They text and write notes, using Maddy’s home as a sort of playground for romance. When they finally meet face to face with no glass between them, Maddy realizes she doesn’t want to live in the bubble her mother has created.
- Dani Levy
Here’s the new trailer for the Warner Bros./MGM upcoming Ya romantic drama Everything, Everything, from director Stella Meghie and starring Amandla Stenberg (The Hunger Games), Nick Robinson (Jurassic World), Ana de la Reguera and Anika Noni Rose. Based on Nicola Yoon’s bestselling book of the same name, the pic follows Maddy, a smart and imaginative teen who is confined to the walls her hermetically-sealed environment house due to a potentially fatal illness. Desperate… »
Author: Zehra Phelan
Last year’s Me Before You had to be the number one ‘chick flick’ (sorry, romantic drama) of the year despite the controversy of its subject. Warner Bros. are looking to up the romance stakes in Everything, Everything and lo and behold they have chosen Valentine’s Day to release its trailer… how cliché!
Everything, Everything sees The Hunger Games very own Amandla Stenberg as Maddy, a teenage girl kept in the confines of her own home because of an illness she has which means she cannot go outside. Along comes the boy next door in the form of Nick Robinson (Jurassic World) as Olly and without even officially meeting falls for his charming texts – well that’s what we can gather from the trailer.
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- Zehra Phelan
New Line Cinema has revealed an image from this year’s upcoming The Disaster Artist, an adaptation of the novel of the same name detailing the troubled production of Tommy Wiseau’s The Room, which often gets labelled as the worst movie ever made. The image gives us a first look at James Franco as the titular disaster artist Wiseau, along with his brother Dave Franco, who is playing Greg Sestero, a real-life friend of Wiseau who played Mark in The Room.
The Disaster Artist is set to have its world premiere at the SXSW film festival next month. The star-studded cast of the film also includes Seth Rogen (The Night Before), Zac Efron (Neighbors), Kate Upton (The Other Woman), Ari Graynor (The Sopranos), Jacki Weaver (Silver Linings Playbook), Andrew Santino (Sin City Saints), Hannibal Buress (Neighbors), Josh Hutcherson (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2), and a cameo from Tommy Wiseau himself. »
- Robert Kojder
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