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Steven Soderbergh has been a busy man these past few years. In addition to directing every episode of one of T.V.’s most electrifying dramas, “The Knick” – which, if you are not watching, you absolutely should be – Mr. Soderbergh had quite the productive run from 2010 until now, churning out fine, challenging films like “Contagion,” his stripper melodrama “Magic Mike,” “Side Effects,” and his dazzling Liberace biopic “Behind the Candelabra” with remarkable efficiency. Read More: Retrospective: The Films of Steven Soderbergh One film from this post-2010 run that I haven’t mentioned is “Haywire," a light, goofy, globetrotting action-adventure flick. “Haywire” isn’t Soderbergh’s best film by a long shot, but it’s still a fun, entertaining and well-made thriller that was unjustly lambasted by many critics. The movie also made a sort-of star out of former Mma fighter Gina Carano, who plays a black-ops specialist trained in kicking »
- Nicholas Laskin
Sneak Peek new images, plus short film footage of Oscar-winning actress Marion Cotillard (currently filming the feature "Assassin's Creed") supporting fashion campaigns for "Lady Dior", photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott:
Cotillard has garnered worldwide acclaim and awards for performances in films including "A Very Long Engagement" (2004), "La Vie en Rose" (2007), "Nine" (2009), "Inception" (2010), "Rust and Bone" (2012), "The Immigrant" (2013) and "Two Days, One Night" (2014).
Cotillard's other notable films include "Chloé" (1996), "Furia" (1999), "Lisa" (2001), "Pretty Things" (2001), "Big Fish" (2003), "Toi et Moi" (2006), "Dikkenek" (2006), "A Good Year" (2006), "Public Enemies" (2009), "Midnight in Paris" (2011), "Contagion" (2011) and "The Dark Knight Rises" (2012).
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek Marion Cotillard...
- Michael Stevens
During a new 90-minute episode of The Walking Dead on November 1st, trailers for both Preacher and Into the Badlands will premiere. Also: a Halloween screening at participating theaters, a Puppet Master marathon on El Rey, the short film Under the Dark Wing, and Dead Town Indiegogo details.
The Walking Dead Event: Press Release: "For Immediate Release – AMC is bringing fans “The Walking Dead Mega Sunday” event on November 1st at 9:00 p.m. Et/Pt. During the all-new extended 90-minute episode of “The Walking Dead,” AMC will air the world premiere of the trailer for AMC’s upcoming, highly anticipated series “Preacher,” as well as the television premiere of the “Into the Badlands” trailer.
In this all-new episode of “The Walking Dead,” “Here’s Not Here,” written by Scott M. Gimple and directed by Stephen Williams, the survivors must ask themselves who can be trusted, and better yet, can they change? »
- Tamika Jones
Usually, a competing project is poison for a studio. Especially in the era now where a blockbuster costs the national budget of a small country to get out into the world, you don't want to be up against a film with similar subject matter.
Yet this keeps happening, time and time again. Even now, there are two live action Jungle Book movies in various stages of production, for example. And let us not forget when K-9 and Turner And Hooch once did battle...
But how have the movie showdowns of old turned out? And are there any instances where everyone's a winner?
Er, not many as it happens...
Let's start with two reasonably budgeted horror films, that both got wide releases. Jan De Bont »
Aside from his small role in Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar," it has been quite a few years since Matt Damon had a big blockbuster hit at the multiplex. You'd probably have to go back to 2011's "Contagion," which even by the standards of smash hits, was fairly modest. But this weekend he arrives in theaters with Ridley Scott's big piece of sci-fi spectacle, "The Martian," and the actor will follow it up next summer with his yet-to-be-titled fourth adventure as Jason Bourne. But he's playing it cautious with the series that cemented his bankability and proved he could be an action star. "I don't want to take that for granted," Damon told THR about 'Bourne,' and on the possibility of doing more movies beyond the next one, he remains reserved. "I always just did one at a time. Even on the first one, they suggested me signing up for three, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
The Late Late Show with James Corden has only been on the air for just over six months, but in that short amount of time, new host James Corden has given movie fans a new reason to tune in, aside from interviews with the biggest stars. The host has a running segment entitled Role Call, where his guests such as Tom Hanks and Arnold Schwarzenegger act out all of their biggest hits (and some of their flops) in a short amount of time. Last night, Matt Damon stopped by the late night program to promote his sci-fi drama The Martian, in theaters October 2, where he became the latest star to act out his entire film career in just eight short minutes.
A spectacular, heart-stopping adventure that has you catching your breath and gasping in shock. See it in IMAX 3D for an enrapturing you-are-there feeling. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing
I’m “biast” (con): nothing
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
This is the kind of movie movies were invented for: big, visceral, and intense, a heart-stopping adventure that has you catching your breath and gasping in shock as it takes you places most of us will never get to so as to engage in the sort of life-threatening thrills that, paradoxically, remind us that we are alive. That’s an argument that safety-minded homebodies like me scoff at when risk-takers make it, but Everest makes you understand it deep in your gut.
And this is true even though Everest is the story of what had been the deadliest climbing season on the mountain until the 2014 and 2015 avalanches. »
- MaryAnn Johanson
The 42nd annual Telluride Film Festival promises yet another eclectic mix of fall Oscar hopefuls looking for a leg up on the season and international festival favorites hoping to make waves on these shores.
The four-day event kicks off Friday with a restored version of German filmmaker Fritz Lang’s 275-minute epic “Die Nibelungen” before diving headlong into a program that will feature the world premiere of Danny Boyle’s Michael Fassbender-led “Steve Jobs,” new documentaries from Oscar-winners Charles Ferguson and Davis Guggenheim and the final film from late director Sydney Pollack.
“We always say ‘all glory goes to the filmmakers,’ but we’re really lucky to have a bunch of beautiful, beautiful films,” Telluride executive director Julie Huntsinger said of the lineup, noting that passes sold out “stupefyingly fast” as the fest continues to be a popular mountain retreat for dedicated attendees.
In addition to “Jobs,” there will »
- Kristopher Tapley
The Walking Dead will be featured in Hall H at this year's San Diego Comic-Con and ahead of the convention festivities, AMC has revealed new Season 6 key art showcasing the cast of the living dead series.
"The image, which will appear on banner ads around the fan-based convention from July 8-12, features series stars (from L-r): Michael Cudlitz as Abraham, Josh McDermitt as Eugene, Alanna Masterson as Tara, Christian Serratos as Rosita, Chandler Riggs as Carl, Danai Gurira as Michonne, Melissa McBride as Carol, Sonequa Martin-Green as Sasha, Lauren Cohan as Maggie, Steven Yeun as Glenn, Norman Reedus as Daryl, Andrew Lincoln as Rick, Lennie James as Morgan, Seth Gilliam as Father Gabriel, Tovah Feldshuh as Deanna, Ross Marquand as Aaron, Alexandra Breckenridge as Jesse, and Austin Nichols as Spencer.
“The Walking Dead” Comic Con panel will take place on Friday, July 10 at 12:00 p.m."
Image via Frank Ockenfels 3 »
- Derek Anderson
Cinelinx recently had the opportunity to talk with Gregory Tripi about his career composing music for film, television, commercials, and video games. His latest project is the score for the new mystery thriller, Dark Places, based on the Giillian Flynn novel by the same name.
Gregory Tripi has made a name for himself composing and contributing music for a variety of different high-profile entertainment and advertising projects. His credits include the films Drag Me To Hell, Contagion, Drive, Priest, and Spring Breakers, among many others. Gregory's compositions have been featured in national advertisements by Adidas, Lincoln Motor, Miramax Films, Ghost House Pictures, The Coca-Cola Company, and many more. He has been recognized with many awards including the Georges Delerue Film Scoring Award and the Thomas Dolby Production Award, and is the owner of eSonic Productions. Gregory is a frequent collaborator with composer Cliff Martinez.
Gregory created the score for the upcoming film Dark Places. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (G.S. Perno)
Press Release: "What: The cast and producers of AMC’s record-breaking hit series “The Walking Dead” along with the upcoming highly anticipated series “Fear The Walking Dead” and “Into the Badlands” will participate in panels at this year’s Comic-Con in San Diego, CA.
Who: “The Walking Dead” panelists include cast members Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Chandler Riggs, Michael Cudlitz, Lennie James and Sonequa Martin-Green along with Executive Producer and Showrunner Scott M. Gimple, Executive Producer Gale Anne Hurd, Executive Producer Robert Kirkman, Executive Producer, Director and Special Effects Make-up Supervisor Greg Nicotero and Executive Producer David Alpert. The panel will be moderated by “Talking Dead” host Chris Hardwick.
- Derek Anderson
You might not know the name Gregory Tripi, but you've likely heard his work. He's provided additional music on projects such as "The Knick" and "Contagion," and was the soundtrack producer on Nicolas Winding Refn's "Drive." But he's also worked as a composer in his own right and steps into his most high profile gig yet in that capacity with "Dark Places." And today we have two samples of his compositions from the upcoming thriller. Charlize Theron, Corey Stoll, Tye Sheridan, Chloë Grace Moretz, Nicholas Hoult, Sterling Jerins and Christina Hendricks starring in an adaptation of the best-seller by "Gone Girl" author Gillian Flynn that follows Libby Day (Theron), who witnesses her family get murdered as a youngster and testifies against her brother when he is tried for the crime. 25 years later, Libby is brought before the secretive, crime-solving Kill Club who want »
- Edward Davis
AMC has released the first photos for “Into the Badlands,” its upcoming saga that stars Daniel Wu as a well-trained warrior who embarks on a journey across a dangerous land to find enlightenment. Accompanying him on his journey is a young boy named M.K. (Aramis Knight).
“Into the Badlands” was created by writer-showrunners Al Gough and Miles Millar (“Shanghai Noon,” “Smallville”) and is based on the classic Chinese story “Journey to the West.” It stands as another example of TV’s martial arts-focused drama trend.
“I think there’s a great variety of martial arts that you can call on,” Gough told Variety last year, adding, “Oftentimes, it’s a fight that comes down to two characters, and television has an intimacy that really lends itself to that.”
The six-episode series bows later this year. It is currently filming in New Orleans. Gough and Miller serve as executive producers »
- Whitney Friedlander
Another day, another new face added to the burgeoning cast of Independence Day 2 – today brings word that Chin Han, the up-and-comer who appeared in Netflix’s Marco Polo and had a small part in The Dark Knight, has joined the blockbuster sci-fi sequel in a key role.
Han, who worked with ID2 director Roland Emmerich on disaster epic 2012, will play the leader of the Chinese Space Squadron, an invaluable asset in combatting a new extraterrestrial threat. His other projects have included Contagion, Restless and IFC’s The Spoils Before Dying.
The actor joins a cast that currently includes franchise newbies Maika Monroe (The Guest, It Follows), Jessie Usher (Starz’s Survivor’s Remorse), Liam Hemsworth (The Hunger Games), Sela Ward (The Day After Tomorrow), Travis Tope (The Town That Dreaded Sundown), Garrett Wareing (Boychoir), William Fichtner (Drive Angry) and Charlotte Gainsbourg (Nymphomaniac) alongside returning actors Judd Hirsch, Bill Pullman, Vivica A. Fox and Jeff Goldblum. »
- Isaac Feldberg
The news was announced by director Roland Emmerich today via a message on his personal Twitter account.
The Twentieth Century Fox film is set for release on June 24, 2016.
Chin Han, who previously worked with Emmerich on “2012,” will play the leader of the Chinese Space Squadron. His other international roles include “Contagion,” “Restless” and upcoming IFC production “The Spoils Before Dying.”
Super excited to officially welcome Chin Han to the cast of #IndependenceDay2 @TheChinHan pic.twitter.com/LMCu5gxJHk
— Roland Emmerich »
- Patrick Frater
The outbreak drama from writer-creator Graham Moore (the Oscar-winning screenwriter behind The Imitation Game) and director Marc Forster, formerly known as Patient Zero, has been given a full order at NBC. Per Deadline, series will run for 10 episodes, with Forster slated to direct most if not all of them and Moore set as lead writer for the entire series. Details are vague but the general focus of the series is on a deadly virus that infects a young woman and has the possibility of decimating populations all around the globe if not contained and cured correctly. That plot will interweave with an FBI agent's hunt for terrorist in international territories, the stress and horror of which pushes him to the edge of madness. [caption id="attachment_111662" align="alignright" width="350"] Image via Warner Bros.[/caption] The "deadly outbreak" storyline is a perennial thriller premise and it's one that could work very well on the small screen. »
- Chris Cabin
The upfronts have ceased! They are no more! This morning, The CW finished up the annual ballyhoo and announced their three premiering series for the 2015-2016 fall season, including the highly anticipated Legends of Tomorrow, continuing the channel's newfound reputation as the home for DC Comics characters; you can find the trailer for Legends of Tomorrow and Allison's write-up here. As much as a certain contingency of the television-viewing public would wish it so, however, television cannot only be about costumed white dudes saving the world. So, in addition to Legends of Tomorrow, The CW has also dropped the trailers for Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, a new comedy series, and Containment, a new thriller-drama centered on the international outbreak of an unknown contagion. It's probably too much to ask that it's exactly like Steven Soderbergh's Contagion though, right? Gadnabbit. It's interesting to note that Crazy Ex-Girlfriend has a similarly ambitious, bold tone to its comedy, »
- Chris Cabin
Gwyneth Paltrow silver dress on the Oscars' Red Carpet Gwyneth Paltrow at the Academy Awards Donning a shining silver dress, Gwyneth Paltrow arrives at the 2011 Academy Awards held on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Paltrow's latest movie, Country Strong, was up for a Best Song Oscar. It lost to the Toy Story 3 ditty "We Belong Together," by Randy Newman. More than a decade ago, Gwyneth Paltrow took home the Best Actress Oscar for John Madden's Shakespeare in Love (1998), a romantic comedy-drama also featuring Joseph Fiennes (as William Shakespeare), Judi Dench, Geoffrey Rush, and this year's Best Actor Oscar winner, Colin Firth (The King's Speech). Paltrow's (moderately) gender-bending Shakespeare in Love heroine remains her only Oscar-nominated performance to date. Directed by Shana Feste, Country Strong fared decently at the U.S. box office, but not as well as some had expected. Besides Gwyneth Paltrow, the cast includes »
- D. Zhea
London — AMC Global has acquired the exclusive first-window international television rights to the AMC original series “Into the Badlands.”
The series is a genre-bending martial arts show inspired by the classic Chinese tale “Journey to the West.” In a land controlled by feudal barons, a warrior and a young boy embark on a journey across a dangerous land to find enlightenment.
- Leo Barraclough
The series, which comprises six, one-hour episodes, will air on AMC Global within 24 hours of its fall premiere on AMC in the U.S.
“Into the Badlands” toplines Daniel Wu, a Hong Kong-based Chinese-American actor, director and producer, who has appeared in more than 60 films. The cast is completed by Emily Beecham (“28 Weeks Later,” “The Village”), Sarah Bolger (“The Tudors,” “In America”) and Oliver Stark (“The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box,” “My Hero”).
The show, which is inspired by the classic Chinese tale “Journey to the West,” tells the story of a warrior and a young boy who embark on a journey across a dangerous land to find enlightenment.
- Elsa Keslassy
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