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Steven Spielberg Circles ‘Indiana Jones 5’, ‘West Side Story’ For Next Movies

Steven Speilberg is a busy guy, and it seems that he is showing no signs of slowing down. Although the filmmaker currently has a film (and oscar contender) in theaters with ‘The Post‘, and another coming in March in ‘Ready Player One‘, it seems that Spielberg is already contemplating what his next project(s) might be. Deadline is reporting that the filmmaker is currently circling both ‘Indiana Jones 5‘ and the ‘West Side Story‘ remake for his next two movies. The filmmaker is currently winding down from his last two projects–and a decision probably won’t be made until after this year’s awards season wraps up–but here’s all that we know about what the director’s next project might be.

The wheels have been in motion for some time with ‘Indiana Jones 5‘, dating all the way back to a 2015 announcement of development on the sequel by Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy.
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Mpse Golden Reel nominations: ‘Baby Driver,’ ‘Blade Runner 2049,’ ‘Dunkirk,’ ‘The Shape of Water’ have 3 each

Mpse Golden Reel nominations: ‘Baby Driver,’ ‘Blade Runner 2049,’ ‘Dunkirk,’ ‘The Shape of Water’ have 3 each
All five of our predicted Oscar nominees for Best Sound Editing number among the contenders for the Golden Reel Awards bestowed by the Motion Picture Sound Editors. Oscar frontrunner “Dunkirk” reaped three bids across the seven film categories as did three of its Oscar rivals: “Baby Driver,” “Blade Runner 2049” and “The Shape of Water.” The fifth Oscar hopeful — “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” — reaped one bid.

The 65th annual edition of these awards will take place on Feb. 18 at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles. Sound wiz John P. Fasal will be feted for his lifetime of achievement and Kathryn Bigelow is to receive the Filmmaker Award.

Last year, “Arrival” was shut out of its three races at the Mpse awards but got its revenge on “Hacksaw Ridge,” which had won two of those three awards, at the Oscars. One of those wins for the WWII drama was
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Former Assistant’s Long Collaboration With Oscar-Winning Editor Reaches Fruition on ‘The Post’

Former Assistant’s Long Collaboration With Oscar-Winning Editor Reaches Fruition on ‘The Post’
What began as a mentor-mentee relationship has bloomed into a professional partnership that finds Michael Kahn and Sarah Broshar sharing credit as the editors of Steven Spielberg’s “The Post.”

Broshar met Kahn, who has been working with Spielberg for four decades, when she was an assistant editor on the director’s “The Adventures of Tintin” (2011). She went on to work with Kahn and Spielberg on “War Horse,” “Lincoln” and “Bridge of Spies” before earning a full editor’s credit on “The Post.”

“I feel very, very lucky to have Michael as my mentor,” she says. “It’s been a really rewarding process to sit with Michael and Steven and learn the craft.”

The duo were just nominated for an Ace Eddie Award by American Cinema Editors.

At the time that Kahn and Broshar cut “The Post,” which tells the 1971-set story of how The Washington Post came to publish the Pentagon Papers, Spielberg was still
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Star Wars: breaking down the musical themes of The Last Jedi

Sean Wilson Jan 8, 2018

We take a look at John Williams' score for Star Wars: The Last Jedi...

This article contains spoilers for The Last Jedi.

As a franchise Star Wars is inseperable from John Williams' dazzling musical tapestry. Many credit the veteran composer with re-igniting the Golden Age orchestral film score with the Oscar-winning A New Hope back in 1977. 40 years later he's still capable of sustaining the same levels of excitment with his scores for the new Star Wars trilogy.

It's not hard to see why: the composer weaves together a symphony of action, intrigue and romance that effortlessly elevates the viewing experience. Here's our analysis of Williams' new and pre-existing trilogy themes deployed in The Last Jedi, and their importance to the burgeoning trilogy narrative.

The Main Title theme

Arguably the most famous piece of brass-led music in soundtrack history, this is one of the key connective pieces of musical tissue between the original,
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God Of War: may explore Egyptian and Mayan myth in future

Matthew Byrd Jan 8, 2018

God Of War's director envisions a long-term creative strategy for the franchise, which includes a shift to Egyptian myths...

God Of War director Cory Barlog says that the franchise isn't tied to its Greek mythology roots and could very well explore other eras and settings in the future.

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"The Greek games were the Greek era of God Of War," said Barlog in the most recent issue of Game Informer. "Moving on, the next mythological belief system he interacts with became the Norse era of God Of War. But we may end up going on to the Egyptian era and the Mayan era and so on and so forth."

Considering that God Of War
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'Game Of Thrones' actor, Nik Powell among screen industry honoured by Queen

Actors, producer and former Pact head of diversity among those honoured.

Source: Paul Grover

Nik Powell

Game Of Thrones actor James Cosmo and former producer and Nfts director Nik Powell were among screen industry professionals awarded titles in the Queen’s 2018 New Year’s Honours list.

Veteran Scottish actor Cosmo, known for playing Jeor Mormont in Game of Thrones and films including Braveheart, Trainspotting and Highlander, was honoured with an MBE.

Powell, who received an OBE, stepped down from his position as director of the National Film and Television School in 2017 after 14 years in the role. In the early 1970s he set up Virgin Records with Richard Branson and in 1982 he partnered with fellow-producer Stephen Woolley to form the Palace companies, where he served as executive producer on titles including Company Of Wolves, Mona Lisa, Scandal and The Crying Game. He went on to produce films such as Backbeat, The Neon Bible,
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'Game Of Thrones' actor, Nik Powell among screen industry honoured by Queen

Actors, producer and former Pact head of diversity among those honoured.

Source: Paul Grover

Nik Powell

Game Of Thrones actor James Cosmo and former producer and Nfts director Nik Powell were among screen industry professionals awarded titles in the Queen’s 2018 New Year’s Honours list.

Veteran Scottish actor Cosmo, known for playing Jeor Mormont in Game of Thrones and films including Braveheart, Trainspotting and Highlander, was honoured with an MBE.

Powell, who received an OBE, stepped down from his position as director of the National Film and Television School in 2017 after 14 years in the role. In the early 1970s he set up Virgin Records with Richard Branson and in 1982 he partnered with fellow-producer Stephen Woolley to form the Palace companies, where he served as executive producer on titles including Company Of Wolves, Mona Lisa, Scandal and The Crying Game. He went on to produce films such as Backbeat, The Neon Bible, Last Orders and [link=tt
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Critics Reveal Their Favorite Holiday TV Traditions — IndieWire Survey

Critics Reveal Their Favorite Holiday TV Traditions — IndieWire Survey
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: What are your winter holiday season viewing habits (that are not for work)? Do you have traditional go-to shows or movies? Are you looking forward to anything in particular?

Eric Deggans (@deggans), NPR

As I have written in the past, I’m not the kind of critic who loves holiday specials. Too often, they’re too hokey, too commercial, too weird (yes, Bill Murray, I still don’t get “A Very Murray Christmas”) or, in the case of countless Hallmark Channel movies, way too white. But I do have a few holiday media traditions, starting with my Spotify Holiday Tunes playlist, which gets fired up as
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‘Journeyman’ Trailer: Paddy Considine Fights For His Life

We’ve been waiting a while for Paddy Considine to get back behind the camera following his excellent and underrated BAFTA-Award winning “Tyrannosaur.” Well, the time has finally arrived as he’s pulling off triple duty writing, directing, and starring in “Journeyman.”

Also featuring Jodie Whittaker (“One Day”), Faraz Ayub (“Honor”), Tony Pitts (“War Horse”) and Paul Popplewell (“’71”), beneath the boxing drama surface of the movie lies the story of a pugilist who has to rebuild his entire life after suffering a traumatic brain injury in the ring.

Continue reading ‘Journeyman’ Trailer: Paddy Considine Fights For His Life at The Playlist.
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Steven Spielberg Is More Than His Brand

Henry Bevan on Steven Spielberg

Is this the face of the most underrated director of the twenty-first century?

It’s odd to use the word “underrated” in regards to Hollywood’s most successful director. He is the man who did change the face of popular culture with a shark, an archeologist and a dinosaur. His latest film, The Post, appears on countless ‘Oscar 2018 prediction’ listicles before a single frame was seen, and the recent trailer has only amplified anticipation.

Yet, Spielberg’s filmography has always had a “but” attached to it. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial is great, but too sentimental. Jurassic Park is a ground-breaking technical achievement, but its characters lack depth. The Color Purple is a touching film, but it isn’t raw enough. His commercial tendencies and success has seemingly made him miss out on the critical fawning afforded to his movie brat buddies Martin Scorsese or Brian de Palma.
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‘War Horse’ Star Maximilian Brückner & ‘Casino Royale’s Clemens Schick To Front Euro Drama Series

War Horse star Maximilian Brückner and Casino Royale's Clemens Schick are set to star in mystery crime drama Arctic Circle, a major Finnish-German drama co-production. The series, which is understood to have a budget of around €6.5 million ($7.5 million), is produced by Das Boot producer Bavaria Fiction and Finnish firm Yellow Film & TV. The 10-part series, set in Lapland, follows a Finnish policewoman who finds a nearly dead prostitute in a cabin in the wilderness…
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Exclusive Interview: Mark Jackson on The Orville, working with Seth MacFarlane and Jon Favreau, and more

Martin Carr chats with Mark Jackson about The Orville, working with Seth MacFarlane and Jon Favreau, and more…

Just a short walk from Waterloo station I sat down to talk with Mark Jackson. Known to UK television audiences from The Royal and theatre goers in productions as varied as War Horse and Noises Off!, we discussed his love of science fiction and a need for optimism in the genre. Starring alongside Seth McFarlane in the Fox network sic-fi The Orville, he proved to be funny, self- effacing, passionately engaged and easy company.

Martin Carr: For those who don’t know, what is The Orville and who is your character Isaac?

Mark Jackson: The Orville is a space comedy/drama. It’s not so much a spoof. Although that was the sort of thing people might have been expecting, it doesn’t go that far. It’s set 400 years in
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The New Golden Age of Studio Science-Fiction is Upon Us

The New Golden Age of Studio Science-Fiction is Upon Us
“Blade Runner 2049” is going to struggle to make it past the $100 million mark at the domestic box office, hardly the response Warner Bros. was looking for given the film’s estimated $300 million production and marketing budget. In a way, the odds were always against “2049” given that its predecessor was also a financial disappointment and only went on to become a cult classic with a very specific demographic of moviegoers. “Blade Runner” is no multi-generational favorite a la “Star Wars” or “Jurassic Park.”

But while the sequel is a box office dud, it’s unquestionably a huge step in the right direction for studio filmmaking.

Read More: ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Was Never Going to Be a Blockbuster, But It Can Become Something Cooler: a Cult Classic

In a blockbuster age dominated by comic book fare and endless cash-grabbing sequels, it has become increasingly rare to see a big-budget studio film
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Gotham season 4 episode 4 review: The Demon's Head

Kayti Burt Oct 13, 2017

R'as al Ghul hunts for a destiny-fulfilling knife in Gotham season four's best episode yet...

This review contains spoilers.

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4.4 The Demon's Head

The Demon's Head is an example of what Gotham is capable of when it's firing on all cylinders. Tonight's episode, written by series star Ben McKenzie, has a tightness often missing from Gotham and from network TV in general.

Paired with the kind of impeccable production values we've come to expect from this show and a killer performance from Alexander Siddig as R'as al Ghul, and you easily have the best episode of the season and one of the best episodes of Gotham ever, full stop.

As soon as Gotham
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‘Spielberg’ Review: Star-Studded HBO Documentary Gets Personal, But You’ll Learn More From His Movies

‘Spielberg’ Review: Star-Studded HBO Documentary Gets Personal, But You’ll Learn More From His Movies
Steven Spielberg is a director who likes to push himself, but doesn’t like to be pushed. The Oscar-winning helmer says as much himself in Susan Lacy’s new documentary, “Spielberg.”

When discussing “The Color Purple,” Spielberg mentions how he “got in trouble” from film critics for not taking the romantic relationship between Celie (Whoopi Goldberg) and Shug (Margaret Avery) far enough. His explanation: “I might’ve done that had I made the move 10 years later. I was just timid,” he says. “I was a little embarrassed. I just wasn’t the right guy to do that.”

Later, while examining “Schindler’s List,” Steven’s sister Anne Spielberg said, “He had the book for over 10 years, and if anyone pushed him on it, he said, ‘I’ll know when it’s time.’ And then the time came.”

To be fair, he was right — he knew the right time to make
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Watch an exclusive clip from The Exception featuring Jai Courtney and Lily James

Coinciding with its release today [read our review here], we’ve got an exclusive clip from the World War II spy drama The Exception featuring Jai Courtney and Lily James. Check it out below, or watch it over on our YouTube channel…

Nazi captain Stefan Brandt (Jai Courtney; Suicide Squad, Terminator: Genisys) is sent on a mission to investigate a threat to the exiled Kaiser Wilhelm II (Christopher Plummer; The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, The Last Station). Arriving at the Kaiser’s secluded mansion, Brandt learns that local resistance and British Intelligence are moving in on the deposed German monarch. As he begins to infiltrate the Kaiser’s life in search of clues, Brandt finds himself drawn into an unexpected and passionate romance with Mieke (Lily James; Cinderella, Baby Driver), one of the Kaiser’s maids.

Also featuring Janet McTeer (TV’s The White Queen, The Woman In Black), Ben Daniels (TV’s House Of Cards,
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Watch: World Exclusive Clip From ‘The Exception’ – In Cinemas Now

In cinemas today is The Exception, the new film starring Jai Courtney, Lily James and Christopher Plummer. The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last year (read our review here), and follows a German soldier who tries to determine if the Dutch resistance has planted a spy to infiltrate the home of Kaiser Wilhelm in Holland during the onset of World War II, but falls for a young Jewish Dutch woman during his investigation.

To celebrate the film’s release, we have an worldwide exclusive clip from the film.

Nazi captain Stefan Brandt (Jai Courtney; Suicide Squad, Terminator: Genisys) is sent on a mission to investigate a threat to the exiled Kaiser Wilhelm II (Christopher Plummer; The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, The Last Station). Arriving at the Kaiser’s secluded mansion, Brandt learns that local resistance and British Intelligence are moving in on the deposed German monarch.
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Lily James, Christopher Plummer and Jai Courtney in new clip from WWII thriller The Exception

Signature Entertainment has unveiled a new clip from the World War II thriller The Exception, which is based on the international bestseller The Kaiser’s Last Kiss and features a cast that includes Lily James, Christopher Plummer and Jai Courtney. Check it out below after the official synopsis…

Nazi captain Stefan Brandt (Jai Courtney; Suicide Squad, Terminator: Genisys) is sent on a mission to investigate a threat to the exiled Kaiser Wilhelm II (Christopher Plummer; The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, The Last Station). Arriving at the Kaiser’s secluded mansion, Brandt learns that local resistance and British Intelligence are moving in on the deposed German monarch. As he begins to infiltrate the Kaiser’s life in search of clues, Brandt finds himself drawn into an unexpected and passionate romance with Mieke (Lily James; Cinderella, Baby Driver), one of the Kaiser’s maids.

Also featuring Janet McTeer (TV’s The White Queen,
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Victoria & Abdul review

Dami Judi Dench reprises the role of Queen Victoria in Victoria & Abdul. Here's our review...

Appreciating that every film is a risk to varying degrees, sometimes, you come across one that just seems like a safe bet on paper. Here’s one now. Victoria & Abdul sees Dame Judi Dench reprising the role of Queen Victoria, albeit this time near the end of the monarch’s life. Billy Elliot and War Horse screenwriter Lee Hall has penned the script, based on the book by Shrabani Basu. Philomena and The Queen director Stephen Frears takes the helm. And the story itself is a recently-ish discovered one, about an unlikely friendship that Queen Victoria struck up with a young Indian clerk by the name of Abdul Karim.

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What could possibly go wrong with that?
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‘Victoria & Abdul’ Review: Judi Dench’s Queen Victoria Keeps This Smarm-ada Afloat

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‘Victoria & Abdul’ Review: Judi Dench’s Queen Victoria Keeps This Smarm-ada Afloat
Forget the “Fifty Shades” movies: For real dominance and submission, check out “Victoria & Abdul,” which is all about the platonic friendship between the elderly Queen Victoria and one of her Indian subjects. As though their difference in wealth and station weren’t enough of a relationship imbalance, the old queen’s interest is clearly piqued when the much-younger man stoops down and kisses her foot at a luncheon. Director Stephen Frears and writer Lee Hall (“War Horse”), adapting the book by Shrabani Basu, aren’t particularly interested in exploring the legacy of the United Kingdom’s rampant colonialism; frankly, they’re not even all.
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