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‘Condor’ Review: ‘Three Days of the Condor’ Takes Flight on TV in a Smartly Expanded Adaptation

‘Condor’ Review: ‘Three Days of the Condor’ Takes Flight on TV in a Smartly Expanded Adaptation
A movie based on a book. A TV show based on the movie. “Six Days of the Condor” to “Three Days of the Condor” to just this: “Condor,” the new Audience Network spy series that’s lost five days while expanding to 10 hours. Amid all these changes, something has to go wrong, right?

It’s not just that Sydney Pollack’s 1975 classic feels untouchable (and relatively timeless, despite the fact that part of Robert Redford’s job is reading newspapers); it’s that the series directly lifting from the film comes from a somewhat unproven pedigree and will play on a network only accessible to satellite subscribers.

Well, after the first two episodes, the latter point isn’t a warning so much as a shame. Jason Smilovic (“Lucky Number Slevin”) and Todd Katzberg’s “Condor” isn’t a “drop everything and subscribe to DirecTV” kind of show, but it is
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First Full Trailer for Andrew Niccol's Sci-Fi Technology Thriller 'Anon'

"Anonymity is the enemy." A trailer has launched from Greece for the new sci-fi film Anon, the latest from one of my favorite sci-fi filmmakers - Andrew Niccol, who last made The Host and Good Kill. The film is about a near-future where there is no privacy or anonymity, where even private memories are recorded in an effort to cut down on crime. Clive Owen plays a cop investigating a series of unsolved murders, who meets a hacker woman known as "The Girl", played by Amanda Seyfried. She has no identity, no history and no record. What he learns from her changes everything. Also starring Colm Feore, Sonya Walger, Mark O'Brien, Joe Pingue, Iddo Goldberg, and Sebastian Pigott. Why does Seyfried look so like anyone but herself? This seems to be a slick sci-fi neo-noir. I'm always curious about Niccol's films, will be watching it. Here's the first international trailer for Andrew Niccol's Anon,
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Twilight author Stephenie Meyer’s The Chemist heading to the small screen

Tomorrow Studios and ITV are developing a small screen adaptation of The Chemist, a thriller novel from Twilight and The Host author Stephenie Meyer.

“Stephenie is one of the most prolific authors of our time with her unique portrayal of heroines that resonate with readers and television viewers around the world, and we look forward to working with her and Meghan on bringing the The Chemist to television,” said Marty Adelstein of Tomorrow Studios, who will produce alongside Meyer, Becky Clements and Meghan Hibett.

Published in 2016, The Chemist “follows the gripping tale of a woman who was one of the darkest secrets of a U.S. government agency so clandestine it didn’t even have a name. And when they decided she was a liability, they came for her without warning. When her former handler offers her a way out, she realizes it’s her only chance to erase the
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"The X-Files," Season 11, Episode 4 Recap: That’s a Mirror

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X-Files Recap is a weekly column by Keith Uhlich covering Chris Carter's 10-episode continuation of the X-Files television series.Some late-night chatter overheard at a diner: “The world’s gone mad…” says Martin (Dan Zukovic), a man of wild stare and clammy brow. “…because Martians have invaded, but nobody seems to care!” The eatery’s owner, Buddy (Alex Diakun), tries to calm the guy down with a bit of coffee and straight talk, but Martin—convinced that these extraterrestrial invaders are using some kind of mind-erasing laser gun—isn’t having it. His paranoia is soon proven true, since Martin turns out to be one of the bulbous-headed, multi-appendage aliens and Buddy is actually Satan himself. (What a twist!) But just before the big reveal, a fearful Martin points down the counter, right at the camera—at us, the audience, watching. “There! I just saw one!” he says, “Outside through that window!
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‘Snowpiercer’ TV Series Ordered by TNT, Starring Jennifer Connelly and Daveed Diggs

Joon-ho Bong is a fascinating filmmaker who brings fantastic visuals and a pointed morality to every one of his tales. His talents were most recently put on display in the Netflix film Okja, which arrived more than 10 years after his breakthrough film The Host, a creature feature with a now-familiar pro-environmentalism slant. But for my money, the 2013 film Snowpiercer, based on the French post-apocalyptic graphic novel "Le Transperceneige", is the story most deserving of further exploration. This is all to say that I'm thrilled a series version of this sci-fi tale will …
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Meet Rising Star Alex Russell, the Aussie Actor Making a Mark in Hollywood (Exclusive)

Meet Rising Star Alex Russell, the Aussie Actor Making a Mark in Hollywood (Exclusive)
Meet Alex Russell, the 29-year-old Australian actor whose breakthrough role in 2012’s inventive found-footage sci-fi superhero thriller, Chronicle, has paid off in spades. Five years after the release of the film, the not-so newcomer is preparing for the simultaneous release of three projects: real-life, big-screen adaptations Jungle, opposite Daniel Radcliffe, and Only the Brave, with Miles Teller and Josh Brolin, along with the upcoming premiere of the CBS drama, S.W.A.T., starring Shemar Moore.

It’s been a nonstop ride for the actor ever since. Before 2017 rolled around, Russell -- whose first credited role came just seven years ago -- had a whirlwind year filming four movies back-to-back, taking him from Los Angeles to Colombia to Mexico to the Gold Coast with a quick 24-hour respite in between in Nashville to reunite with his love, Goliath star Diana Hopper, for a wedding.

The past several months, though, Russell has called Southern California home while he’s been in production
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Film News Roundup: Netflix Buys Clive Owen Thriller ‘Anon’

Film News Roundup: Netflix Buys Clive Owen Thriller ‘Anon’
In today’s film news roundup, Netflix buys Clive Owen thriller “Anon,” Burt Young is cast as a crime underboss in “Vault,” and Bresha Webb will play Kevin Hart’s twin sister in “Night School…”


Netflix has acquired U.S. and some international rights to the thriller “Anon,” starring Clive Owen, Amanda Seyfried, Colm Feore, and Sonya Walger, following a pre-festival screening in Toronto.


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Andrew Niccol directed from his own script about a near-future world where there is no privacy, ignorance, or anonymity. Owen portrays a man who, while investigating a series of unsolved murders, finds a young woman (played by Seyfried) who has disappeared with no identity or history.

Niccol also produced with Oliver Simon and Daniel Baur at K5 Film. K5 Media Group financed. CAA arranged the funding and brokered the domestic deal. Sierra
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Captain Marvel enlists Oscar-nominated production designer

With Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck on board to direct, and Geneva Robertson-Dworet working on a new draft of the script, the crew for Captain Marvel continues to expand, with Marvel bringing on board Oscar-nominated production designer Andy Nicholson for Carol Danvers’ big screen debut.

Nicholson has previously worked with Marvel Studios on Captain America: The First Avenger, where he served as supervising art director, while his production design credits include The Host, Divergent, Assassin’s Creed and the upcoming Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. He also received an Academy Award nomination for his work on Gravity, which should certainly put him in good stead for Carol’s cosmic adventure.

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Captain Marvel is set for release on March 8th, 2019 and will take place in the 1990s, as Brie Larson’s Carol Danvers battles the Skrulls.
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Diane Kruger-Starrer “In the Fade” Acquired by Magnolia

“In the Fade”

Diane Kruger’s name is looking more and more likely to enter the awards conversation in the coming months. The “Inglourious Basterds” star took home the Best Actress award at Cannes this year for “In the Fade,” and now comes word that the drama has been acquired by Magnolia Pictures with an awards-qualifying run planned for this autumn. ScreenDaily reports that a theatrical release will follow in early 2018.

The timely, well-reviewed German film sees Kruger playing a woman seeking revenge after her husband and son are killed in a bomb attack carried out by Neo-Nazis.

Diane Kruger’s performance in ‘In the Fade’ is one for the ages,” commented Magnolia president Eamonn Bowles. “It is a stunning anchor to this incredibly timely and powerful film.”

“I was so moved by this movie — it’s a film about terrorism, but also a film about the people who have been left behind,” Kruger has said.

“In the Fade” marks the first time the German actress has acted in her first language. “Disorder,” “The Bridge,” and “The Host” are among Kruger’s previous credits. She’s spoken about the importance of opening up more opportunities for women and hiring more women directors “so that the younger generation can see that anything is possible.”

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Max Irons Bio: In His Own Words [Exclusive Video]

Max Irons and Samantha Barks on ‘Bitter Harvest… by Uinterview Max Irons is a British actor known for his work in young-adult dramas such as The Host and The Riot Club. He has also done modeling work. This Max Irons bio will let the actor tell his story in his own words. Max Irons Age, Personal Life […]

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Daniel Radcliffe Gets Lost in the ‘Jungle’ Again (Trailer)

Daniel Radcliffe Gets Lost in the ‘Jungle’ Again (Trailer)
Last year, The Woman In Black, Harry Potter and HornsDaniel Radcliffe was lost in between the trees with Paul Dano in Swiss Army Man. Now, he’s lost in the Jungle with Thomas Kretschmann (Avengers: Age of Ultron) and Alex Russell (Chronicle, The Host and Carrie). Directed by The Darkness, Wolf Creek, Rogue’s Greg McLean, who saw his The Belko Experiment in theaters this past weekend, the thriller is based on the […]
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Josh Duhamel, Bokeem Woodbine, Jimmi Simpson to Star in USA’s Tupac-Biggie Pilot ‘Unsolved’

Josh Duhamel, Bokeem Woodbine, Jimmi Simpson to Star in USA’s Tupac-Biggie Pilot ‘Unsolved’
USA Network has set key members for the “Unsolved” pilot, a scripted true crime project based on the murder investigations of Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls.

Josh Duhamel, Jimmi Simpson and Bokeem Woodbine will all star as detectives who were integral in the cases surrounding the highly-publicized murders, Variety has learned.

Unsolved” will chronicle the two major police investigations into the separate murders of rappers Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls. The series is based on the experiences of former Lapd Detective Greg Kading, who led multiple law-enforcement task forces investigating the murders.

Duhamel will star as Detective Greg Kading. Best known for “Transformers,” Duhamel has been courting a few broadcast pilot offers this season. His other film credits include “Safe Haven” “You’re Not You” and “New Year’s Eve.” He also starred on the NBC crime drama “Las Vegas,” and recently recurred on Hulu’s “11.22.63.” He is repped by ICM Partners, John
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AnnaSophia Robb to Star in Supernatural Drama ‘Down a Dark Hall’ From Stephenie Meyer

AnnaSophia Robb to Star in Supernatural Drama ‘Down a Dark Hall’ From Stephenie Meyer
AnnaSophia Robb will star in the supernatural drama “Down a Dark Hall” for Lionsgate, which has been in development for two years.

Rodrigo Cortes is directing “Down a Dark Hall,” which also stars Isabelle Fuhrman. The film started shooting in Barcelona.

Lionsgate acquired rights to the project in 2014 with “Twilight” author Stephenie Meyer and “Twilight” movie franchise producers Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen on broad to produce. Adrian Guerra of Nostromo Pictures is also producing.

The project is based on the 1974 novel by Lois Duncan. Meyer and Meghan Hibbett will produce via their Fickle Fish Films along with Godfrey and Bowen through their Temple Hill Entertainment banner. Meyer optioned the book in 2013.

The story follows the newest student at a boarding school who confronts the darkly seductive powers of the headmistress and comes face to face with the supernatural abilities that could make her all-powerful or destroy her.

Fickle Fish produced “The Host,
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Daniel Radcliffe Gets Lost in the ‘Jungle’ (First Look)

Daniel Radcliffe Gets Lost in the ‘Jungle’ (First Look)
Bloody Disgusting has your first look at The Woman In Black, Harry Potter and Horns‘s Daniel Radcliffe in Jungle, the latest genre offering from Greg McLean (The Darkness, Wolf Creek, Rogue and the upcoming The Belko Experiment). Thomas Kretschmann (Avengers: Age of Ultron) and Alex Russell (Chronicle, The Host and Carrie) co-star in thriller that’s based on the memoir of the same name […]
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How Diane Kruger Went From Ballet Dancer to Actress And Found Herself Along the Way

How Diane Kruger Went From Ballet Dancer to Actress And Found Herself Along the Way
“How are you not a big damn star?” This was the question I most itching to ask German actress Diane Kruger when we sat down to discuss her curious career and her latest lauded film, Alice Winocour’s surreal thriller “Disorder.”

A striking beauty with regal cheekbones, the tri-lingual Kruger has been awing audiences for years, thanks to turns in French prestige pictures like Benoît Jacquot’s “Farewell, My Queen” and bold American movies like Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglourious Basterds.” Yet somehow, Kruger’s path has not led her to A-list status. Retracing her steps from ballerina to model to internationally acclaimed thespian, we explored the whys and why bother of it all.

Read More: Watch: New Trailer For Thriller ‘Disorder’ Starring Matthias Schoenaerts And Diane Kruger

Kruger’s earliest artistic ambition was ballet, which she studied at the Royal Academy in London. “I didn’t know it then,” she told IndieWire,
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Diane Kruger In "Grazia"

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Sneak Peek new revealing images of German-born actress Diane Kruger ("Farewell, My Queen", "Inglourious Basterds") in the summer magazine issues of "Grazia" (France), photographed by Fred Meylan and "Town & Country" photographed by Victor Demarchelier:

For Grazia France, Kruger wears wardrobe designs from Chloe, Valentino, Ralph Lauren and Miu Miu.

Kruger is noted for her dramatic film roles including 'Helen' in "Troy" (2004), as 'Dr. Abigail Chase' in "National Treasure" (2004), its sequel (2007), as 'Bridget von Hammersmark' in "Inglourious Basterds" (2009), 'Anna' in "Mr. Nobody" (2009) and as 'Gina' in the thriller "Unknown" (2011).

She played the 'Seeker'/'Lacey' in "The Host" (2013).

From 2013 to 2014, she starred as 'Detective Sonya Cross' in the FX TV series "The Bridge", followed by playing 'Marie Antoinette' in "Farewell, My Queen".

"This whole other life opened for me in Paris." said Kruger about her early modeling days. "I met actors and I watched films. When I was growing up,
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Margot Robbie, Simon Pegg, and Mike Myers Join Noir Thriller Terminal

Margot Robbie, Simon Pegg, and Mike's that for an unlikely trio? THR reports that the three actors have joined a noir thriller called Terminal (which is not, as I hoped, a remake of the similarly-named Tom Hanks movie) for first time writer/director Vaughn SteinDexter Fletcher (who also occasionally directs, as he did with Eddie The Eagle) and Max Irons (The Host, Red Riding Hood) are also on board to appear in the film.

Terminal follows two hit men (Fletcher and Irons) as they embark on a borderline suicide mission for a mysterious employer and a large paycheck. Along the way, the unlikely pair discover that a dynamic woman named Annie (Robbie) may be more involved than they had originally suspected.

Myers has to be playing the "mysterious employer," right? Either way, it'll be cool to see him acting again. He hasn't appeared on the big screen
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'Twilight' Creator Stephenie Meyer To Produce Thrilling New Ya Project 'Anna Dressed In Blood'

From the producer and creator of the blockbuster Twilight film series comes a newfeature film franchise, the young adult supernatural romance Anna Dressed In Blood. Fresh faces Maddie Hasson (ABCFamily series 'Twisted', I Saw The Light) and Cameron Monaghan (Showtime Networks series "Shameless', Fox series'Gotham') have been cast in the new film from Fickle Fish Films producers Stephenie Meyer and Meghan Hibbett, it wasannounced today by The Solution Entertainment Group's Lisa Wilson and Myles Nestel.

Nestel and Wilson are producing with Meyer and Hibbett and are financing the project. The Solution will introduce the film to buyers and handle international sales at the upcoming Marche du Film in Cannes. UTA Independent Film Group represents theUS rights and packaged the project.

Meyer optioned the book Anna Dressed In Blood, the first book in a successful two-book series, from acclaimed author KendareBlake and developed the project
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‘Twilight’ Author Stephenie Meyer Adapting YA Book Franchise ‘Anna Dressed in Blood’

‘Twilight’ Author Stephenie Meyer Adapting YA Book Franchise ‘Anna Dressed in Blood’
“Twilight” author Stephenie Meyer is adapting the YA supernatural book series “Anna Dressed in Blood” into a movie franchise.

Maddie Hasson of the ABC Family series ‘Twisted” and Cameron Monaghan (“Shameless,” “Gotham”) have been cast in the new film from Fickle Fish Films producers Meyer and Meghan Hibbett. Trish Sie (“Step Up: All In”) will direct from a screenplay written by Allison Wood.

The Solution Entertainment Group’s Lisa Wilson and Myles Nestel are producing, while Meyer and Hibbett and are financing the project.

The Solution will introduce the film to buyers and handle international sales at the upcoming Marche du Film in Cannes. UTA Independent Film Group represents the U.S. rights and packaged the project. The film is slated to begin principal photography this November.

Meyer optioned the book “Anna Dressed in Blood,” the first novel in the two-book series, from author Kendare Blake.

Monaghan will play
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Captain America: Civil War movie review: the consequences of superpowers

Tough, unanswerable human questions frame spectacular, innovative action sequences that are like superhero ballets. This series just keeps getting better. I’m “biast” (pro): love the Marvel movies

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

What is the best way to deploy vastly superior abilities against less capable but nevertheless still very dangerous bad guys? How best to minimize collateral damage — of both the human and the infrastructure kind — when those vastly superior abilities are put to their use? What happens when people of good conscience, all of whom genuinely want nothing more than to increase net happiness and general well-being in the world, disagree over the answers to these questions? And who should get the final say: politicians sitting at desks thousands of miles away from the fields of battle, or the soldiers fighting those battles?

There’s a recent
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