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The Death of Good Screenwriting in Hollywood

10 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Tom Jolliffe on the death of good screenwriting in Hollywood…

Awards season is in full swing, so it seems somewhat ironic to come and bemoan the dearth of good screenwriting within the modern studio system, but I’m going to anyway. Putting aside the award nominated films, my focus is more on those films that are more financially motivated or targeted toward genre fans. Let’s face it, La La Land, whilst it won’t redefine screenwriting, is going to be hard to pick apart. There is still good work out there, but it’s fewer and far between, and those films where the returns matter above all else, seem to be becoming increasingly more and more dumbed down. It seems like writers now get hired to write any old guff and the quality of the final draft is of no consequence.

The first subject of my ire is Avi Lerner, »

- Amie Cranswick

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Watch The 2017 Oscar Nominations Livestream On Tuesday, Right Here!

11 hours ago | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

Hollywood will be up bright and early on Tuesday, Jan. 24 as the 2017 Oscar nominations are announced live. Beginning at 5:18 a.m. Pt/8:18 a.m. Et, this year’s nominations will be livestreamed, right here. Related: Ryan Reynolds Campaigns For ‘Deadpool’ Oscar With Hilarious Twitter Video Unlike previous years where celebs made the announcements at a […] »

- Rachel West

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Rumor Report Card- 1/23/17: Harry Potter, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, More!

11 hours ago | | See recent LRM Online news »

Welcome to an all-new feature, exclusive to Lrm: The Rumor Report Card.

For this recurring feature, I'll take a look at the week's biggest rumors, analyze them, break them down a bit, and then let you know whether or not you should believe them. Since there's constantly so much floating around out there and it can be hard to sift through what's real and what's shaky, I figured you could use the input of someone who's been dealing with this stuff every day for several years.

Today, we're going to tackle a numbers of rumors that are related to films like Wonder Woman, Green Lantern Corps, Deadpool II, and the Harry Potter franchise.

We'll be using the Bochinche Scale to grade these rumors. "Bochinche" is a Spanish slang term that means "gossip." The higher the grade, the more likely you should pay attention to this Bochinche; The lower the grade, »

- Mario-Francisco Robles

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Logan Gets Rated R for Brutal Violence and Nudity

11 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Back in May, producer Simon Kinberg confirmed that production was under way on Logan, the final Wolverine movie starring Hugh Jackman. And that the movie will be R-rated. Today, James Mangold announced on social media that the MPAA has awarded an R rating for Logan, while explaining why this particular rating was handed out. Here's what the filmmaker had to say in a brief Twitter statement..

"Official: Please be advised that Logan has been rated R for 'strong brutal violence and language throughout, and for brief nudity.'"

The filmmaker wouldn't offer more details about the rating on Twitter, including which cast members go nude in the film. The strong language was teased a few months ago when James Mangold released a photo featuring the second page of the Logan screenplay, containing a number of "f-bombs" and a scene where Logan is being beaten by a group known as the Bangers. »

- MovieWeb

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How Ryan Reynolds Turned ‘Deadpool’ From A Passion Project to Awards Darling

12 hours ago | | See recent news »

It may have taken 11 years for Ryan Reynolds to get Deadpool made, but now, in addition to sitting on a big fat hit (with a sequel on the way), he’s also racked up quite a few impressive awards nominations.

Though neither he nor the film managed to take home a trophy at the Golden Globes (Reynolds lost to Ryan Gosling for best actor in a comedy or musical and the film lost to La La Land), Deadpool earned nominations at the American Cinema Editors association’s awards, the Writer’s Guild Awards, and most recently, the Producer’s Guild Awards. »

- Julia Emmanuele

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Tom Cruise and Ryan Reynolds Are on the Short List of Actors for 'Green Lantern Corps'

13 hours ago | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

It worked for the X-Men franchise. Ryan Reynolds played Deadpool in a terrible movie that fans hated, but they put X-Men Origins: Wolverine behind them and got him back for a new take on the character, and it was a massive hit. Now Warner Bros. seems to want Reynolds back as Hal Jordan for another go at Green Lantern.   According to the Wrap, the studio has a short list of actors it is interested in pursuing for the role of Hal Jordan in Green Lantern Corps, the DC...

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Tom Cruise, Bradley Cooper And More On Shortlist For ‘Green Lantern’

14 hours ago | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

DC Entertainment is trying its hand again at “Green Lantern” after the 2011 bomb starring Ryan Reynolds as the superhero. Related: Ben Affleck’s ‘Batman v Superman’ and ‘Zoolander 2’ Lead Razzie Nominations The studio is hoping to capitalize on Reynolds’ stock, which has since skyrocketed, thanks to the incredible success of last year’s “Deadpool”.  According to […] »

- Jordan Appugliesi

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Could Fox's 'X-Men' Movies Rescue Its Failing 'Fantastic Four' Franchise?

15 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

When it comes to Fox's Marvel licenses, there are two inescapable facts: First, that people really seem to like those X-Men-related movies, with even satellite projects like Deadpool and Logan eliciting excitement from beyond the core fan base. Second, it's apparently impossible to make a good Fantastic Four movie — or, at least, Fox hasn't worked out how to do it, leaving that property essentially dead in terms of a big-screen franchise.

That second one feels particularly sad, when you consider the strength of the characters contained inside the Fantastic Four property. Not the eponymous quartet itself — indeed, it »

- Graeme McMillan

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Terminator Might be Back with James Cameron and Tim Miller Behind

22 January 2017 5:27 PM, PST | | See recent Filmonic news »

Series co-creator James Cameron is in early talks with Deadpool director Tim Miller to bring back Terminator. At least that’s the story according to Deadline. Apparently James Cameron is getting the rights to the Terminator franchise back in 2019, 35 years after the original film opened in theaters. On top of that he might be looking […]

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- Alex

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Will a Superhero Movie Finally Get a Best Picture Nomination?

22 January 2017 4:47 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Wade Wilson may accomplish what Bruce Wayne never could.

Deadpool has a legitimate shot at becoming the first superhero movie to earn a best picture Oscar nomination, which would be the latest in a surprising awards-season spree. It has earned WGA, PGA and DGA nominations in recent weeks, while the pic and its star Ryan Reynolds were also nominated, but lost, at the Golden Globes.

A best picture nomination for Deadpool could cool the ire fanboys still feel over one of the most infamous snubs in Oscar history — the Academy's failure to nominate The Dark Knight for »

- Aaron Couch

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Whoa! Cameron Coming Back For A True Terminator 3? With Deadpool's Tim Miller?!

22 January 2017 9:27 AM, PST | | See recent LRM Online news »

Forget Avatar. If there is one franchise that many fans really want filmmaker James Cameron to return to, it’s The Terminator. This film series has had one heck of a ride, no doubt about that. After two amazing movies that remain recognized as milestone achievements in cinematic history, we were given a mediocre third film, an okay TV series, and a terrible fourth film. Just last year, James Cameron himself talked up Terminator Genisys as the true successor to Terminator 2: Judgment Day, and that film turned out to be as much of a train wreck as the last one, despite having all the best intentions.

However, an interesting report from Deadline states that James Cameron will be regaining the rights to The Terminator in 2019, and that he is in the process of “godfathering a new iteration of the film that might finally get it right.” That’s right. »

- Joseph Medina

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James Cameron Is Finally Ready to Revisit the ‘Terminator’ Franchise

21 January 2017 12:11 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

James Cameron hasn’t been involved in a “Terminator” movie since he directed 1991’s “Terminator 2: Judgment Day,” but that could all be changing after the filmmaker regains the rights in 2019.

According to Deadline, Cameron is crafting a new “Terminator” project and is in early talks to have “Deadpool” helmer Tim Miller direct a reboot and “conclusion of one of cinema’s great science fiction tales.” David Ellison, whose company co-financed “Terminator Genisys” and is the current rights holder, will also be involved by bankrolling the effort.

It is unknown if Cameron will reboot the whole franchise or pick up where he left off. Though, he will team up with “top-flight science fiction authors to find the movie creatively.”

Read More: James Cameron Pushing for 3D Advances and Higher Frame Rates for ‘Avatar’ Sequels

Written and directed by Cameron, “Terminator” was released in 1984 and starred Arnold Schwarzenegger as the cyborg »

- Liz Calvario

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DC Entertainment target six big potentials for new Green Lantern

21 January 2017 11:24 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

According to The Wrap, DC Entertainment are looking at six big actors to potentially fill the role of Hal Jordan/ Green Lantern in the planned Green Lantern Corps movie, which David Goyer and Justin Rhodes are writing for a 2020 release.

Those actors are: Tom Cruise, Joel McHale, Bradley Cooper, Ryan Reynolds, Armie Hammer, and Jake Gyllenhaal. Yes, they’re aiming high, but no talks have been entered into with any actor as yet. This is pure rumour.

Ryan Reynolds last played the character of Hal Jordan/ Green Lantern in Martin Campbell’s 2011 movie. He’s now busy with the Deadpool series, so a return to the role is doubtful, but stranger things have happened.

There’s a chance that either Jordan or maybe DC character John Stewart may appear in a DC prior to the Green Lantern Corps movie, possibly even in Justice League: Part 2, which will debut in »

- Paul Heath

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The Week in Spandex – Logan, Deadpool 2, Avengers: Infinity War, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Wonder Woman, Justice League, Black Adam, Hellboy 3 and more

21 January 2017 9:00 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at Logan, Deadpool 2, Gambit, Avengers: Infinity War, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Thor: Ragnarok, Black Panther, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Animated Spider-Man, Inhumans, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Defenders, Daredevil, Wonder Woman, The Batman, Justice League, Green Lantern Corps, Black Adam, Shazam, Suicide Squad, Gotham, Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow, Powerless, The Lego Batman Movie, Justice League Dark, Teen Titans: The Judas Contract, Hellboy 3 and more…

There’s less than six weeks to go until the 2017 Superhero Season gets underway with the release of Logan, and 20th Century Fox delivered a treat this week by unveiling the second trailer for Hugh Jackman’s X-Men swansong; be sure to watch (or rather rewatch!) the new trailer here, and check out the thoughts of our writing team in the latest Flickering Myth Reaction here. Meanwhile, Fox also released a new poster along with several images featuring Jackman, »

- Gary Collinson

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James Cameron Talking to Tim Miller about a Terminator Reboot

21 January 2017 3:41 AM, PST | | See recent news »

This cannot be true can it?  Is James Cameron really talking about a Terminator reboot with Tim Miller (Deadpool)?  Considering the horrible reception that Terminator Genisys received you would think that the franchise would be left alone.  However, you have to believe that if anyone could bring The Terminator back to life it would be James Cameron, the original director of the 1984 sci-fi classic. According to Deadline,  none other than James Cameron himself will be bringing the character back from the dead.  The Avatar director will regain certain rights to The Terminator in 2019, and the outlet reports that

James Cameron Talking to Tim Miller about a Terminator Reboot »

- Nat Berman

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They are making another, final Terminator film… but there’s good news

21 January 2017 2:53 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Another, final Terminator film is in the planning over at Skydance, but hold on… there is some very good news. Deadline are reporting that none other than James Cameron is ‘godfathering’ the new instalment in a troubled franchise (in terms of the last two or three movies anyway), and Deadpool helmer Tim Miller may direct it.

Kkydance co-financed Terminator Genisys, and according to the trade blog, ‘is bankrolling an exploratory effort that includes engaging some top-flight science fiction authors to find the movie creatively.’

The Terminator movies have taken a grand total of $1.8 billion in box-office revenue, the biggest earner being the second movie in the series Terminator 2: Judgement Day, which is also arguably the best.

There’s no word as to whether the new movie will be a reboot or a continuation, and at the moment there has been no official comments from any of the parties involved. »

- Paul Heath

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James Cameron to “godfather” Terminator reboot from Deadpool director Tim Miller

21 January 2017 12:07 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

James Cameron may have spent the last few years of his career holed up developing those Avatar sequels he keeps promising are happening, but it looks like he’ll soon be going back to his roots. According to Deadline, Cameron will help shepherd in a reboot of The Terminator in 2019, with the help of Deadpool director Tim Miller.

The project is being called a “reboot and conclusion” of the Terminator franchise, which has been in dire straits since Cameron’s last film in the franchise, 1991’s Terminator 2: Judgment Day.

Cameron will reportedly regain the rights to the franchise in 2019, the 35-year anniversary of the first film, which is why he’ll be involved in this film. Terminator Genisys producer David Ellison (who holds many Terminator rights after purchasing them from his sister, Annapurna pictures’ Megan Ellison) is said to be “bankrolling an exploratory effort that includes engaging some top-flight »

- James Garcia

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James Cameron returning to the Terminator franchise; Deadpool’s Tim Miller to direct

20 January 2017 8:47 PM, PST | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Josh Wilding

James Cameron sold the rights to the Terminator franchise back in 1984, and he’s seemingly been biding his time ever since. After walking away from the franchise after the sequel, he endorsed 2015’s awful Terminator Genisys but has otherwise remained totally hands off.

Well, with Paramount Pictures’ plans to launch a new trilogy crashing and burning, Cameron is clearly looking ahead to when he regains those rights in 2019 as he’s come on board to relaunch the franchise. It’s currently unclear what that means as we don’t know whether it will be a sequel or complete reboot, but we do know that Cameron won’t be at the helm.

After all, he’s busy with Avatar (if those sequels ever actually happen), so it looks like he’ll be passing the reigns over to Tim Miller. The Deadpool helmer isn’t returning for the sequel, »

- Josh Wilding

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"Deadpool" Director Resurrecting "The Terminator"

20 January 2017 8:36 PM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

According to new reports writer/producer James Cameron, has set "Deadpool" director Tim Miller to resurrect "The Terminator", with Skydance producer David Ellison undertaking an 'exploratory effort', engaging science fiction authors including "Terminator" concept creator Harlan Ellison "to find the movie creatively...":

Ellison alleged that James Cameron's film "The Terminator" drew material from "Soldier" (1964), an episode of the original "Outer Limits", based on Ellison's 1957 short story "Soldier From Tomorrow". 

Production company Hemdale and distributor Orion Pictures, settled with Ellison out of court for an undisclosed sum, adding a tail credit to "The Terminator", acknowledging Ellison's 'contribution'. 

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Soldier", plus "The Terminator"...


- Michael Stevens

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Green Lantern Corps shortlist includes names like Tom Cruise and Ryan Reynolds

20 January 2017 8:35 PM, PST | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Josh Wilding

Warner Bros. recently hired a writing team to take on Green Lantern Corps, but now a shortlist of actors may have surfaced which indicates who the studio is hoping to cast.

For now, we’ve heard nothing about who might play John Stewart, but the names being considered for Hal Jordan makes for interesting reading. For starters, Ryan Reynolds (who starred in the 2011 Green Lantern movie) is among them, a surprise considering the fact that he clearly didn’t enjoy his time working on that and has since moved on to Deadpool.

Still, despite it being a critical and commercial disappointment, a soft reboot for Green Lantern may be no bad thing, especially given Reynolds’ popularity due to Deadpool!

Other actors – none of whom are in talks, but are all being eyed by Warner Bros. – include Tom Cruise (The Mummy), Joel McHale (Community), Bradley Cooper (Guardians of the Galaxy »

- Josh Wilding

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