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Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams – ‘Human Is’ Review

Villordsutch reviews Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams: Human Is…

And so we come to the end of the first season of Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams. Our latest tale, titled “Human Is”, comes from all the way back within the pages of Startling Stories magazine in 1955 and here in 2017, we find this latest translation written by Jessica Mecklenburg (Stranger Things) and directed by Francesca Gregorini (The Truth About Emanuel).

On Planet Terra – in the first quarter of the 26th Century – highly decorated officer Silas (Bryan Cranston) is receiving high praise for bravery in a recent mission from General Olin (Liam Cunningham); however due to the General’s speech in which he brought Silas’s wife – Vera (Essie Davis) – in on the praise, the following evening for the aforementioned spouse doesn’t go to well as later Silas makes sure she knows her place. It becomes apparent this marriage
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Exclusive: Liam Cunningham on working with Bryan Cranston and Essie Davis on Electric Dreams

Justin Cook spoke to Liam Cunningham at New York Comic Con about his role in the upcoming episode of Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams, “Human Is”…

After working for 25 years in the film/TV industry, Game of Thrones star Liam Cunningham has gained enough experience and perspective to realize that all he can really hope for as an actor is “the company that [he] keeps” – and as it turns out, he got to keep the company of some hugely talented performers while working on Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams.

Cunningham had nothing but praise for his Electric Dreams co-stars when Flickering Myth asked him about working on “Human Is” with Bryan Cranston, multiple Emmy winner and star of Malcolm in the Middle and Breaking Bad, and Essie Davis, a Game of Thrones alum and star of The Babadook.

While Ser Davos on Game of Thrones may be one of
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Michael B. Jordan to Co-Star in Netflix Superhero Drama Raising Dion

Friday Night Lights alum Michael B. Jordan is returning to the small-screen, as a co-star and executive producer on the new Netflix superhero drama Raising Dion.

RelatedCable/Streaming Scorecard: What’s Renewed? What’s Cancelled?

Raising Dion, based on the Dennis Liu short film and comic book of the same name, focuses on Nicole Reese, an African-American single mother who learns that her young son has “several magical, superhero-like abilities” following the death of her husband Mark (Jordan). Per the official logline, “Nicole must now keep her son’s gifts secret with the help of Mark’s best friend Pat,
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Berlin: Mozart Drama ‘Interlude in Prague’ to Star James Purefoy, Aneurin Barnard

Berlin: Mozart Drama ‘Interlude in Prague’ to Star James Purefoy, Aneurin Barnard
Berlin — A bevy of British talent is set to lead the cast in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart drama “Interlude in Prague,” including James Purefoy (“Solomon Kane,” “John Carter,” “Ironclad”), Aneurin Barnard (“The White Queen,” “The Truth About Emanuel,” “Ironclad”) and “Les Miserables” star Samantha Barks. London-based Carnaby will handle worldwide rights for the film, which will be presented to buyers at Berlin’s European Film Market.

Directed by John Stephenson (“Animal Farm,” “Five Children and It”) with a screenplay by Brian Ashby, “Interlude in Prague” is produced by Productive International’s Huw Penallt Jones (“The Man Who Knew Infinity,” “The Edge of Love,” “Cold Mountain,” “Chaos”) along with Hannah Leader (“Lucky Number Slevin,” “Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead”) with cinematography by Michael Brewster (“Five Children and It,” “Animal Farm”), production design by Oscar winner Luciana Arrighi (“Only You,” “The Man Who Knew Infinity,” “Jakob the Liar”) and Hybrid’s
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Jack Black takes on every monster ever in the new Goosebumps trailer

Everyone’s favourite ‘90s horror book series is coming to life.

The first trailer for the long-awaited Goosebumps movie just dropped online, and it does not disappoint. Jack Black stars as real-life author R.L. Stine, a paranoid creator of all things ghastly and ghoulish. The new neighbour, played by Dylan Minnette, manages to get into the locked manuscripts of the original books, releasing the hundreds of monsters dreamed up over the years.

The film also stars Halston Sage (Paper Towns) as the niece of R.L., along with Ryan Lee (Super 8), Kumail Nanjiani ("Silicon Valley") and Amy Ryan (Birdman). We spot a few infamous monsters that gave us nightmares as kids, like the ventriloquist dummy and the giant praying mantis. This trailer’s giving us some serious flashbacks to reading around the campfire with a flashlight as kids. Here’s hoping Goosebumps brings the same kind of bump-in-the-night scares as the original book series.
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Robin Williams Starrer ‘Boulevard’ To Open Italy’s Ischia Global Fest

Robin Williams Starrer ‘Boulevard’ To Open Italy’s Ischia Global Fest
Rome — U.S. indie director Dito Montiel’s “Boulevard,” which marks Robin Williams’ final onscreen role, will open Italy’s upcoming Ischia Global Film and Music Fest on July 12.

Screening of “Boulevard,” in which Williams plays a middle-aged married man who encounters a gay hustler on a Nashville street and faces his homosexuality late in life, bowed at Tribeca in 2014.

Pic is getting a theatrical release in the U.S. via Starz digital starting on July 10.

“We are proud to inaugurate the festival with a long-awaited work in which, according to U.S. critics, Williams delivers one of his best performances,” enthused Ischia topper Pascal Vicedomini in a statement.

Other U.S. pics set for Ischia launches include Doug Ellin’s “Entourage,” based on the HBO series; Paul Feig’s comedy “Spy”; James Kent’s First World War drama “Testament of Youth”, and Rob Cohen’s thriller “The Boy Next Door,
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Berlin: Olga Kurylenko Joins Jordi Molla in ‘Duelo’

Olga Kurylenko will star opposite Spanish actor Jordi Molla in the thriller “Duelo,” which will mark the English-language directing debut of Molla and Giuseppe Ferlito.

Myriad Pictures is launching sales at the Berlin Film Festival.

Duelo” is produced by Picturesque partners Guy Moshe and Matthew G. Zamias alongside Olga Segura.

Molla and Ferlito also wrote the script, which centers on a famous actress whose fiance was viciously attacked and fell into a coma. Years later, she finds herself trapped by her fiance’s attacker.

Segura recently produced “The Truth About Emanuel,” starring Jessica Biel and Kaya Scodelario, as well as Cate Blanchett’s upcoming directorial debut “The Dinner.” Moshe wrote and directed “Holly” and “Bunraku,” which Picturesque also produced.

Kurylenko recently appeared opposite Russell Crowe in “The Water Diviner” and will star along with Morgan Freeman in the upcoming thriller “Momentum.”

Molla will be seen next in Marvel’s “Ant-Man
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Pirates Of The Caribbean 5 — Kaya Scodelario In Talks For Female Lead

I completely skipped the fourth Pirates of The Caribbean film and my only interest in the fifth film is because of the directors Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg. They directed a movie called Kon-Tiki, which a must-watch film.

There seems to be some movement on the movie. Disney is looking at talented young British actress Kaya Scodelario for the female lead. Many people know her from the show Skins (UK) or last year's The Maze Runner. She was also in a great indie film The Truth About Emanuel which I saw at Sundance.

Pirates of the Caribbean 5 has been a long-gestating film and from what I remember has had several script rewrites thus far. I can't wait to watch a Rønning and Sandberg film, even if it's Pirates 5. I'm hoping they recapture the magic of the first film, which I love.

Source: Deadline
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‘Pirates 5′ Lead Sailing Toward Kaya Scodelario

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‘Pirates 5′ Lead Sailing Toward Kaya Scodelario
Exclusive: Kaya Scodelario is in early talks for the female lead in Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. The British actress got her big break in the cast of the original UK series Skins. She starred in The Truth About Emanuel and then in The Maze Runner. She is shooting the sequel to the latter film, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials.

Disney’s fifth installment of Pirates is being directed by the Kon-Tiki duo Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg. Jerry Bruckheimer is producing and Johnny Depp reprises with Javier Bardem, Geoffrey Rush and Orlando Bloom also in the mix. She’s repped by CAA, Curtis Brown, 3 Arts and attorney Gregory Slewett.
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Here’s the Trailer for ‘Accidental Love,’ the Film That Could’ve Made Jessica Biel’s Career

The long-delayed trailer for David O’Russell‘s quirky comedy, Accidental Love, has finally dropped, and the fact that it was filmed seven years ago couldn’t be more evident.

Previously titled Nailed, the film tells the story of a waitress (Jessica Biel) who’s ditched by her fiance (James Marsden) when she’s shot with a nail in the head that she doesn’t have the insurance to remove. This leads her to seek the help of a pretty politician, played by a baby calf-looking Jake Gyllenhaal, to reform health care.

Accidental Love is a departure from Russell’s most recent project American Hustle, with the tone feeling like a mix of Bubble Boy and Win a Date with Tad Hamilton. Despite the film’s campiness, you can’t help but imagine what it would’ve done for Biel’s career back when it was made in the 2000s.
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Here’s the Trailer for ‘Accidental Love,’ the Film That Could’ve Made Jessica Biel’s Career

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The long-delayed trailer for David O’Russell‘s quirky comedy, Accidental Love, has finally dropped, and the fact that it was filmed seven years ago couldn’t be more evident.

Previously titled Nailed, the film tells the story of a waitress (Jessica Biel) who’s ditched by her fiance (James Marsden) when she’s shot with a nail in the head that she doesn’t have the insurance to remove. This leads her to seek the help of a pretty politician, played by a baby calf-looking Jake Gyllenhaal, to reform health care.

Accidental Love is a departure from Russell’s most recent project American Hustle, with the tone feeling like a mix of Bubble Boy and Win a Date with Tad Hamilton. Despite the film’s campiness, you can’t help but imagine what it would’ve done for Biel’s career back when it was made in the 2000s.
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First Look at Ali Larter in Horror Thriller 'The Diabolical'

First Look at Ali Larter in Horror Thriller 'The Diabolical'
A true fan favorite known for her turns in Resident Evil and Final Destination, along with her co-starring role in the NBC series Heroes, Ali Larter returns to her horror roots in The Diabolical.

We have your first look at Ali Larter in this terrifying and intense new horror film from Alistair Legrand. The Diabolical is the latest petrifying experience from hot genre producer Ross M. Dinerstein, the man behind The Pact franchise and Xavier Gens' cult thriller The Divide. Executive Producers are Content's Jamie Carmichael (The Pact II; Ironclad: Battle for Blood) and Preferred Content's Kevin Iwashina (White Frog; The Truth About Emanuel).

The film follows Madison (Ali Larter) and her children in their quiet suburban home as they are awoken nightly by an increasingly strange and intense presence. Madison desperately seeks help from her scientist boyfriend Nikolai (Arjun Gupta), who begins a hunt to destroy the
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The Maze Runner | Review

Mazed and Confused: Ball’s Lusterless Debut Another Dystopic Ya Derivative

Pretty teenagers that survive the apocalypse are sure going to have it tough. Or maybe all these Ya geared portrayals of life in the reconstruction period wrapped in video game gloss will serve as subconscious instruction manuals for today’s teens that may eventually be tomorrow’s adults dealing with the tail end of human civilization. If that’s the case, perhaps these sanitized depictions are doing more damage by being crafted solely for the delicate palette of today’s teen entertainment sensibilities. As could be predicted, the strongest aspect of visual and digital effects artist Wes Ball’s foray into directing with franchise courting The Maze Runner, are the film’s visual effects. Given the circumstances and the parameters administered, the look of the film is just fine. But, as often is the case with these types of motion pictures,
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DVD Review: 'The Truth About Emanuel'

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★★☆☆☆First unleashed on the festival circuit almost two years ago, it's taken Francesca Gregorini's The Truth About Emanuel (2013) a while to find its way to UK audiences, even now in its Dtv form. Emanuel (Kaya Scodelario) is a teenage girl in a small American suburb who's still broken from the loss of her mother. Living with her father (Alfred Molina) and her stepmother (Frances O'Connor), Emanuel is finding the struggles of teen life all the more challenging with the isolation her loss has caused. However, when a young mother, Linda (Jessica Biel), moves in next-door and is looking for a babysitter, Emanuel seizes the opportunity to meet someone knew and perhaps find the mother figure she's been searching for.
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The Truth About Emanuel DVD Review

Director: Francesca Gregorini.

Starring: Kaya Scodelario, Jessica Biel, Alfred Molina, Frances O’Connor, Aneurin Barnard, Jimmi Simpson.

Running Time: 91 minutes

Certificate: 12

The Truth About Emanuel is that it seems nobody had a clue about what to do with this film. A title change from Emanuel And The Truth About Fishes, festival appearances over a year ago and now DVD cover art that is conceptually misleading and just plain horrid. It’s not often the packaging needs to be addressed, but the artwork not only gives the impression that this is a horror, but also seems to be ripped from somewhere else. The Truth About Emanuel is that this is also an absolutely gorgeous drama which deserves respect and needs to be treated for what it is.

The stars of Skins have all begun to blossom, but perhaps none more so than Kaya Scodelario. Here she adopts a pitch perfect accent
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Patrick Wilson and Jessica Biel Join 'The Blunderer'

Patrick Wilson and Jessica Biel Join 'The Blunderer'
Patrick Wilson, Jessica Biel, Imogen Poots, and Toby Jones have signed on to star in The Blunderer.

The story, adapted from Patricia Highsmith's novel of the same name, follows Walter Stackhouse (Patrick Wilson), a successful architect with a lovely wife (Jessica Biel) in the 1960s. While Walter appears to have the perfect life, he becomes obsessed with an unsolved murder case, which spirals out of control as he faces both a deadly killer (Toby Jones) and an ambitious detective, all while lusting for another woman (Imogen Poots).

Andy Goddard (Torchwood Declassified) is directing from an adapted screenplay by Susan Boyd, with Christine Vachon, David Hinojosa and Ted Hope producing, and Nick Meyer, Marc Schaberg and Kelly McCormick serving as executive producers. Sierra/Affinity is handling international sales at the Cannes Film Festival, with CAA overseeing domestic sales. Production is scheduled to begin later this year.

Patrick Wilson will next be seen in Stretch,
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Casting Net: Patrick Wilson, Jessica Biel lead untitled thriller; Plus, Octavia Spencer, more

Casting Net: Patrick Wilson, Jessica Biel lead untitled thriller; Plus, Octavia Spencer, more
Patrick Wilson (Jack Strong), Jessica Biel (The Truth About Emanuel), Imogen Poots (Need for Speed), and Toby Jones (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay) have joined the cast of Andy Goddard’s (Set Fire to the Stars) upcoming untitled Patricia Highsmith film. The upcoming thriller is based off Highslith’s novel The Blunderer. Set in 1960s New York, the novel follows Walter Stackhouse (Wilson), a successful architect who lives the perfect life with his wife, Clara (Biel). Stackhouse’s life slips into chaos, however, when he becomes fascinated with an unsolved murder that forces him into contact with a killer (Jones) and an ambitious detective.
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Kaya Scodelario on The Maze Runner: 'I never want to be the token female'

Kaya Scodelario on The Maze Runner: 'I never want to be the token female'
She's best known as Effy on Skins but things are quickly changing for Kaya Scodelario, who's following up her critically-acclaimed turns in Wuthering Heights and The Truth About Emanuel with a role in the hotly-anticipated adaptation of James Dashner's Ya novel The Maze Runner.

Playing Teresa, the only female in the cast, Kaya assured Digital Spy that she was as tough as her co-stars when we visited her on set in Baton Rouge, Louisiana last year.

The film is set in a post-apocalyptic world where a community of teenage boys discover they're all trapped in a maze. Teresa is the first girl to be delivered and she soon develops a special bond with Thomas (Dylan O'Brien) in an attempt to plot an escape.

The sci-fi thriller is being directed by first-timer Wes Ball, who describes the film as Lord of the Flies meets The Hunger Games with an element of Lost.
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New to Blu-ray: The Wolf Of Wall Street, Key & Peele, The Great Beauty Criterion, and More

This week’s new Blu-ray releases include Martin Scorsese’s latest, the 2014 Oscar winner for Best Foreign Language Film, a long-delayed Dean Koontz adaptation, some very popular TV comedies, a few new additions to the Criterion library, and more. Briefly: The Wolf of Wall Street (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD) - $19.96 (50% off) Delivery Man [Blu-ray] - $17.99 (45% off) The Great Beauty (Criterion Collection) (Blu-ray/DVD) - $24.99 (37% off) Odd Thomas [Blu-ray] - $18.96 (46% off) The Past [Blu-ray] - $24.96 (31% off) The Truth About Emanuel [Blu-ray] - $9.96 (67% off) Walking With Dinosaurs (Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack) - $19.99 (50% off) King of Comedy: 30th Anniversary [Blu-ray] - $16.19 (35% off) The Freshman (Criterion Collection) (Blu-ray/DVD) - $34.99 (12% off) Persona (Criterion Collection) (Blu-ray/DVD) - $34.99 (12% off) Key & Peele: Seasons One & Two [Blu-ray] - $16.96 (32% off) Veep: Season 2 (Blu-ray + Digital Copy) - $32.99 (34% off)
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'Wolf of Wall Street', 'Persona', 'The Past', 'King of Comedy' and More on DVD & Blu-ray This Week

Persona (Criterion Collection) (Blu-ray/DVD) I have watched all of Criterion's new Blu-ray for Ingmar Bergman's absolute classic, Persona, and will have a more in-depth look at the film tomorrow, but for now let me just say I consider this an essential title for film fans interested in collecting the best cinema has had to offer over the course of its rich history. I only saw Persona for the first time a little over three years ago and was absolutely floored. It's one of those films you don't need to "get" to understand, which I know is confusing. Put, hopefully, more simply, this is a film that's meant to confuse and confound, but it does it in such a way that you never feel you're missing something. Yet, by the end you'll be left enthralled by the images you've witnessed, the story (or lack thereof) you've witnessed, the performances,
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