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Adam Sandler Confirmed to Star in Safdie Brothers’ ‘Uncut Gems,’ Executive Produced by Martin Scorsese

Adam Sandler Confirmed to Star in Safdie Brothers’ ‘Uncut Gems,’ Executive Produced by Martin Scorsese
Adam Sandler is officially making a movie with Josh and Benny Safdie. Deadline confirms the actor will lead “Uncut Gems,” the latest feature from the indie film duo behind “Heaven Knows What” and last year’s critical darling “Good Time.” The casting marks the second Safdie feature in a row to star a prominent actor in the lead role. Robert Pattinson played the lead in “Good Time” and earned some of the best reviews of his career for the performance.

Plot specifics for “Uncut Gems” are being kept under wraps, although the film is set in New York City’s diamond district. The screenplay was written by the Safdie brothers and their regular collaborator Ronald Bronstein. A24 is backing the drama after the company’s success with the Safdies on “Good Time” last summer. Producers include Scott Rudin and Eli Bush through Scott Rudin Produtions and Sebastian Bear-McClard and Oscar Boyson through Elara Pictures.
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The Drowning Pool

‘Harper Days Are Here Again,’ reads the advertising tag line for this worthy follow-up to Paul Newman’s first outing as Ross Macdonald’s jaded private eye. The movie is certainly worthy, but how did the producers let the terrific song Killing Me Softly with His Song get away?

The Drowning Pool


Warner Archive Collection

1976 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 108 min. / Street Date February 27, 2018 / available through the WBshop / 21.99

Starring: Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Anthony Franciosa, Murray Hamilton, Gail Strickland, Melanie Griffith, Linda Haynes, Richard Jaeckel.

Cinematography: Gordon Willis

Film Editor: John C. Howard

Production Design: Paul Sylbert

Original Music: Michael Small

Written by Tracy Keenan Wynn, Lorenzo Semple Jr., Walter Hill from the novel by Ross Macdonald

Produced by David Foster, Lawrence Turman

Directed by Stuart Rosenberg

Looking to make lightning strike twice, Paul Newman returned to his Lew Harper character in another adaptation of a Ross Macdonald tale. The star handles it very well,
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Austin Film Festival Sets Honor for Roger Corman (Exclusive)

Austin Film Festival Sets Honor for Roger Corman (Exclusive)
The Austin Film Festival & Writers Conference has selected Roger Corman as the recipient of the Extraordinary Contribution to Filmmaking Award, Variety has learned exclusively.

Corman, a pioneer in the world of independent film, will be presented the award on Oct. 27 at the 25th annual Austin Film Festival. Past recipients of the award have included Danny Boyle, Jonathan Demme, Walter Hill, Ron Howard, Sydney Pollack, John Singelton, and Oliver Stone.

Corman produced his first feature, “The Monster From the Ocean Floor,” in 1954, followed by the racing car thriller, “The Fast and the Furious,” directed by its star, John Ireland.

Corman has produced and directed over 500 films in a variety of genres. Notable credits include “The Wild Angels,” “The Pit and the Pendulum,” “Little Shop of Horrors,” “Death Race 2000,” and “Rock ‘n’ Roll High School.”

In 1970, Corman founded New World Pictures, which became the largest independent motion picture distribution company in the United States.
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Titan bringing Mickey Spillane’s “Mike Hammer” to comics!

To celebrate the centenary year of Mickey Spillane, Titan Comics have announced Mickey Spillane’s Mike Hammer, a brand-new Hard Case Crime comic book series, based on a story originally written by Mickey Spillane and adapted by Max Allan Collins (Road To Perdition, Quarry’s War) – coming in June 2018.

Following his debut novel, I, The Jury in 1947 (which was also made into a fantastic movie in 1982), Mickey Spillane became one of the best-selling novelists of all-time, with more than 225 million copies of his books sold internationally. Famed, yet controversial for the depictions of sex and violence in his novels, Spillane created Mike Hammer, one of the most famous of all fictional detectives, and even starred as Hammer in one of the many movies made from his books.

Entitled “The Night I Died,” Titan’s new comic series is based on an unproduced 1950s Spillane screenplay. Now, with this new comic book series,
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Review: "Wild Bill" (1995) Starring Jeff Bridges; Twilight Time Blu-ray Edition

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By John M. Whalen

“When the legend becomes fact, print the legend,” is an often-quoted line from John Ford’s “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance.” And if director Walter Hill had stuck to that idea, his “Wild Bill” (1995) would be a great movie, instead of a near miss. Unfortunately, he mixed legend with pure hogwash and the result is a confusing hodgepodge of scenes connected only by the fact that James Butler Hickok (Jeff Bridges) hated it when somebody messed with his hat.

You know a director intends to make a “serious” western when he starts the film out by showing the central character’s funeral. “Wild Bill” begins not only with a funeral, but a funeral shot in high-contrast, grainy black and white. In fact the film keeps switching from color to black and white for numerous flash back scenes, depicting “events” from Bill’s early life, some of which are complete fiction.
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Trailer for the Titan/Hard Case Crime graphic novel ‘Normandy Gold’

Check out this fantastic trailer for Titan’s new Hard Case Crime graphic novel, Normandy Gold, which goes on sale April 10th… Sex, violence and corruption collide in this gritty vigilante thriller from best-selling crime authors Alison Gaylin (What Remains Of Me) & Megan Abbott (You Will Know Me) – who recently received a Writers Guild Award nomination for ‘Outstanding Writing’ for her work on HBO’s The Deuce – with artwork by Steve Scott (Batman, X-Men Forever, Jla).

When her younger sister is found at the center of a brutal murder investigation, tough-as-nails Sheriff Normandy Gold is forced to dive headfirst into the seedy world of 1970s prostitution and soon discovers a twisted conspiracy leading right to the White House.

Said Megan Abbott and Alison Gaylin:

Normandy Gold was born of our mutual love of 70s movies. The gritty look, the relentless pacing, the deeply flawed heroes and the dizzying unpredictability of films like The Parallax View,
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Monte’s Favorites of 2017

This year was a big one in the horror genre. From podcasts to movies to immersive experiences, 2017 was a banner year for horror across multiple mediums, and Monte Yazzie continues Daily Dead's 2017 reflective features by reflecting on his favorite moments from the past year.

Pure Cinema Podcast: Brian Saur and Elric Kane started Pure Cinema Podcast in early 2017. The two cinephiles, better to call them film historians, compose an educational conversation on anything and everything film with a focus on theme-driven lists. The “Tarantino” and “Life Cycle” episodes are highlights with a combined running time of over 5 hours of content. Saur and Kane are the coolest kids in film school, everyone else is just trying to sit at their table.

Suspiria 4K Blu-ray (Synapse Films): Simply stunning. Synapse released a remarkable, meticulously crafted 4K transfer of Dario Argento’s masterpiece. Every inch of this transfer is beautiful, enriching the
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‘Good Time’ Tops Film Comment’s 20 Best Films of 2017; Safdies to Remake ’48 Hrs.’

One of the most electrifying, thrilling, and funny films of the year was Safdies’ Good Time, featuring Robert Pattinson in a career-best performance. While it didn’t exactly ignite the box-office, as the crime drama is now available to stream we hoped it would spur more year-end conversation and that looks to be the case. It’s now topped Film Comment’s best films of 2017, an eclectic list which also includes personal favorite such as A Quiet Passion, Nocturama, Personal Shopper, Dawson City: Frozen Time, Phantom Thread, and more.

In related news, Benny and Josh Safdie have found a new major project. THR reports the duo will remake Walter Hill’s 1982 buddy comedy 48 Hrs., which starred Eddie Murphy and Nick Nolte. Scripting the project will be Josh Safdie, frequent collaborator Ronald Bronstein, and Jerrod Carmichael. There’s no word yet on casting or how updated the plot will be (the
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A ’48 Hrs.’ Remake Is On The Way From The Safdie Brothers

They’ve had a fantastic year with their superb Cannes break-out Good Time, which delivered one of the best performances from Robert Pattinson, and now it looks like filmmakers Ben and Joshua Safdie are to remake Eddie Murphy and Nick Nolte action-comedy 48 Hrs.

Walter Hill directed the original 1982 movie, which revolved around a cop and a felon who form an unlikely partnership to capture a pair of killers on the run. It even spawned a sequel, Another 48 Hours in 1990.

Here’s full synopsis of the original movie:

Renegade cop Jack Cates (Nick Nolte) pulls bank robber Reggie Hammond (Eddie Murphy) from a federal prison on a 48-hour leave to help him capture Hammond’s old partner, Albert Ganz (James Remar). Having escaped from a prison work crew, Ganz is on a killing spree around San Francisco, on the trail of half a million dollars that went missing after one of his robberies.
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48 Hrs is getting a remake

Simon Brew Dec 15, 2017

The Eddie Murphy and Nick Nolte-headlined 48 Hrs is getting a remake...

Things have been quiet on the remake news front for a while, but rest assured, Hollywood is still trawling the archives for fodder. It’s now settled on the Eddie Murphy and Nick Nolte-headlined mismatched partners movie 48 Hrs, where a convict and a cop are put together to catch cop killers. Oh, and they have 48 hours to do it.

The original (directed by Walter Hill, of course) is strong, its follow-up – Another 48 Hrs – less so. But now Benny and Josh Safdie (the duo behind Good Time) have been hired by Paramount to remake the movie.

The screenplay will be written by Jerrod Carmichael, Josh Safdie and Ronald Bronstein. No release date has been confirmed yet, and it’s not clear if Eddie Murphy and Nick Nolte will have any involvement at all. Our guess?
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48 Hours to get the remake treatment from the makers of Good Time

Benny and Josh Sadfie are riding the wave of success off the back of the Robert Pattinson crime drama Good Time by signing on to remake Eddie Murphy and Nick Nolte cop/convict buddy flick 48 Hours.

The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that comedian Jerrod Carmichael (NBC’s The Carmichael Show) will co-write the script along with Ronald Bronstein, who also wrote Good Time with Josh Safdie.

The Walter Hill directed 48 Hours was at the forefront of the R-rated buddy movie in the early 80s. It saw Murphy and Nolte play to type as wisecracker and gruff cop, who teamed up to hunt down a pair of cop-killers. The film was a huge hit at the time, grossing $79m at the domestic box-office.

With the recent confirmation of Lethal Weapon 5 it appears that the buddy movie could be making something of a non-ironic comeback. With this in mind, what other properties
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48 Hours Remake Is Happening with Good Time Directors

48 Hours Remake Is Happening with Good Time Directors
Like it or not, another 80s classic is getting the remake treatment. 48 Hours, the Eddie Murphy action/comedy that kickstarted his film career, is the latest movie to succumb to Hollywood's current obsession with making what's old new again. Though, there are some talented filmmakers behind this one. Good Time directing duo Josh Safdie and Benny Safdie have been tapped to helm the 80s classic remake for Paramount.

There's no word on how soon Paramount wants to get this remake of 48 Hours in front of cameras, but the creative team sounds like it's firmly in place already. Josh Safdie and Ronald Bronstein, who co-write Good Time together, are handling scripting duties, with Jerrod Carmichael (The Carmichael Show) also working the script. Three can be a crowd, but it's been more common to have quite a few writers on board big movies these days. Chernin Entertainment, the production company behind the
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’48 Hrs’ Remake In The Works At Paramount Players

’48 Hrs’ Remake In The Works At Paramount Players
Paramount Players is mounting a remake to the 1982 film, 48 Hrs, with Good Time sibling filmmaking team Benny Safdie and Josh Safdie along with The Carmichael Show creator and star Jerrod Carmichael and Ronald Bronstein, both on board to co-write the screenplay with Josh. The Walter Hill-directed original starred Eddie Murphy and Nick Nolte as a convict and cop, respectively, duo who have 48 hours to catch two cop killers. The pic was critically lauded and helped launch…
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Josh and Benny Safdie to Remake ’48 Hours’ With Jerrod Carmichael

Josh and Benny Safdie to Remake ’48 Hours’ With Jerrod Carmichael
Good Time” filmmakers Josh and Benny Safdie have chosen their next project, and it’s a bit of a doozy. The Queens-bred filmmaking duo will helm a remake of “48 Hours,” the 1982 crime comedy starring Nick Nolte and Eddie Murphy, Josh Safdie confirmed to IndieWire. “The Carmichael Show” co-creator and star Jerrod Carmichael will co-write the script.

48 Hours” was an early addition to the buddy cop genre, and an early big screen success for Murphy. The odd couple comedy tells the story of a cop (Nolte) and a convict (Murphy) who team up to catch a pair of cop-killers. The title refers to the fact that Murphy’s character, a former cop serving time for armed robbery, is released from prison for 48 hours in order to help solve the murders. The movie was originally directed by the illustrious Walter Hill (“The Warriors”), produced by Joel Silver, and starred James Remar and Annette O’Toole.
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‘Good Time’ Filmmakers to Remake ’48 Hrs.’ with Jerrod Carmichael Co-Writing the Script

Since everything is getting remade these days, you may as well put the remakes in the hands of talented filmmakers. Benny and Josh Safdie have earned raves for their film Good Time and now they’ve been tapped to co-write and direct a remake of Walter Hill’s 1982 action-comedy 48 Hrs. The original starred Eddie Murphy and Nick Nolte as a convict and a cop, respectively, who team up to catch cop killers in 48 hours. Jerrod Carmichael, who starred in and co-created the acclaimed The Carmichael Show, will co-write the script. According to THR, …
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’48 Hours’ Remake in Development at Paramount With ‘Good Time’ Team

’48 Hours’ Remake in Development at Paramount With ‘Good Time’ Team
Brothers Benny and Josh Safdie, the directing team for the Robert Pattinson crime thriller “Good Time,” are developing a remake of the action-comedy “48 Hours[/link]” for Paramount Players.

48 Hours” was a major hit for Paramount in 1982 with Eddie Murphy in his first film role as a convict helping a detective, played by Nick Nolte, to track down a pair of cop killers over a two-day leave from prison. Directed by Walter Hill, “48 Hours” grossed $80 million and was Joel Silver’s first major production. It was also the first film in the “buddy cop” genre that went on to include “Beverly Hills Cop,” “Lethal Weapon,” and “Rush Hour.”

Chernin Entertainment is producing the remake with Oscar Boyson and Sebastian Bear-McClard. Josh Safdie will co-write the script with Ronald Bronstein and Jerrod Carmichael, who starred in and co-created the NBC sitcom “The Carmichael Show.”

Good Time” has grossed $2 million since August in limited release for A24. It took five Spirit
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’48 Hours’ Remake Coming From ‘Good Time’ Directors The Safdie Brothers

’48 Hours’ Remake Coming From ‘Good Time’ Directors The Safdie Brothers
Walter Hill’s 1982 action comedy 48 Hrs. is getting the remake treatment, and filmmaker brothers Benny and Josh Safdie – the directing duo behind this year’s critically-acclaimed indie thriller Good Time – have the unenviable task of bringing the remake to life. The original film is considered a modern classic, with memorable performances from stars Eddie Murphy […]

The post ’48 Hours’ Remake Coming From ‘Good Time’ Directors The Safdie Brothers appeared first on /Film.
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Chicago, find out what it means to be young with Streets Of Fire on 70mm

Every once in a while, we like to give our fellow Chicagoans the opportunity to come see a midnight movie at the Music Box, courtesy of our friends at The Front Row. This week, we’ve got another hot one: A special screening of Walter Hill’s under-appreciated 1984 rock ‘n’ roll musical Streets Of Fire, presented in an…

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Wild Bill (1995) | Blu-ray Review

Mid-way through the 1990s, maverick auteur Walter Hill returned to the undiluted Western template mythos (something which underlined nearly all his directorial efforts) with Wild Bill (1995), a highly stylized and sometimes blatantly unsuccessful portrait of Wild Bill Hickok starring Jeff Bridges during the final melancholic days of the lawman’s life.

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