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Three Great Tony Scott Audio Commentaries

Three Great Tony Scott Audio Commentaries
I miss going to the movies and buying a ticket for a Tony Scott movie. There’s no voice and style like his in the theaters these days. When big-budget movies come across as interchangeable sometimes, a commercial director who polarized and told stories with aggression and grit is missed. Talk about a director who knew how […]

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Movie adaptation of Mark Millar’s Nemesis still in development

It’s been a good few years since we heard anything about the planned adaptation of Mark Millar and Steve McNiven’s comic book series Nemesis, but if a report from THR is to be believed, it seems the project remains in development.

According to the outlet, Warner Bros. executive Sue Kroll is leaving the studio in order to star her own company Kroll & Co Entertainment, which has several projects lined up as its initial slate, including the Nemesis adaptation.

Ridley Scott and Jules Daly are attached as producers, although it’s a little unclear at this point whether the project still intends on using the original script from Joe Carnahan, who signed on to direct back in 2012 after the death of Tony Scott. At that point, the project was set up at 20th Century Fox, with the rights later shifting to Warner Bros.

Launching in 2010, Nemesis tells the story of Matt Anderson,
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Film News Roundup: The Beatles’ ‘Yellow Submarine’ Set for Re-Release in July

Film News Roundup: The Beatles’ ‘Yellow Submarine’ Set for Re-Release in July
In today’s film news roundup, “Yellow Submarine” gets a re-release, Meg Ryan gets an honor and John Cho’s “Searching” will open the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival.

Re-release

Abramorama has agreed with Apple Corps Ltd. and Universal Music Group to re-release The Beatles’ animated feature film, “Yellow Submarine,” in North America in July in celebration of its 50th anniversary.

Abramorama is a specialist in music films, partnering in 2016 with Apple Corps, Imagine Entertainment, White Horse Pictures, StudioCanal and Umg’s Polygram Entertainment on the Ron Howard documentary “The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years.” Abramorama has also released films about Neil Young, Pearl Jam and Green Day.

Yellow Submarine” was restored in 4K digital resolution by Paul Rutan Jr. and his team of specialists at Triage Motion Picture Services and Eque Inc. The film’s songs and score were remixed at Umg’s Abbey Road Studios
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Harry J. Ufland, ‘Last Temptation of Christ’ Producer, Dies at 81

Harry J. Ufland, ‘Last Temptation of Christ’ Producer, Dies at 81
Agent, producer and frequent Martin Scorsese collaborator Harry J. Ufland, whose career spanned more than 60 years in Hollywood, died March 2 at his home in Los Angeles. He was 81.

Ufland’s producing credits included Scorsese’s 1988 “The Last Temptation of Christ,” starring Willem Dafoe.

Born in Manhattan, Ufland kicked off his career in entertainment as an agent working at the New York William Morris office in 1958. He later left the agency in 1974 to join Cma/ICM for two years until 1976, then started his own agency.

Clients on his roster included Scorsese as well as Robert DeNiro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci and Harvey Keitel.

Other clients of Ufland’s included Marcello Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve, Ridley Scott, Tony Scott, Jodie Foster, Joel Grey, Donald Sutherland and Martin Sheen. Aside from his work as an agent, Ufland also co-founded Ufland-Roth Productions with partner Joe Roth.

Ufland worked with Scorsese on such films as “Mean Streets
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Gemini Man Begins Shooting with Will Smith and Director Ang Lee

Gemini Man, from Paramount Pictures and Skydance, has officially started production! Check out the first images from set on Will Smith's Instagram page. Gemini Man is an innovative action-thriller starring Will Smith as Henry Brogan, an elite assassin, who is suddenly targeted and pursued by a mysterious young operative that seemingly can predict his every move.

The film is directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ang Lee and produced by renowned producers Jerry Bruckheimer and David Ellison. Also starring are Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Clive Owen and Benedict Wong. Gemini Man opens in theaters October 4, 2019.

Follow the official Gemini Man Instagram page for more updates! As of this moment there is only one new image, which shows Will Smith and And Lee with netting covering their faces. Will Smith offers this direct from the set as film begins to roll on his latest adventure into the unknown.

"First week on my new film Gemini Man Movie!
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Film News Roundup: Production Starts on Will Smith’s Thriller ‘Gemini Man’

Film News Roundup: Production Starts on Will Smith’s Thriller ‘Gemini Man’
In today’s film news roundup, Ang Lee starts shooting Will Smith in “Gemini Man,” “I Think We’re Alone Now” gets U.S. distribution and Liz Biber leaves Global Road.

Production Starts

Ang Lee has begun shooting on the long-delayed thriller “Gemini” Man, starring Will Smith as an elite assassin targeted and pursued by a mysterious young operative who seemingly can predict his every move.

Producers are Jerry Bruckheimer and David Ellison. Also starring are Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Clive Owen and Benedict Wong. Paramount will open “Gemini Man” on Oct. 4, 2019. Smith began posting images Tuesday on his Instagram account.

Lee became attached to the project in 2016. His most recent film was “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk,” for which he used an unprecedented shooting and projection frame rate of 120 frames per second — five times faster than the normal rate of 24 frames per second. He won Academy Awards for directing “Brokeback Mountain” and “Life of Pi,” and
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Top Ten Best Romances and Rom-Coms to watch this Valentine’s Day

Sade Green with the top ten best romances and rom-coms to watch this Valentine’s Day…

Feeling all loved up this Valentine’s Day? Looking for the perfect romance to finish your day with a loved one? Well look no further because the writers at Flickering Myth have been voting on our absolute favourite romance and romantic-comedy films to help you plan your Valentine’s evening.

10. Titanic (1997)

Director: James Cameron

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane, Kathy Bates

Genre: Romantic Epic

What’s it about? A little known movie about the ill-fated first, and only, voyage of the giant ship Titanic, encapsulating the romance between a third class passenger and a first class passenger during it’s journey to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean.

Why watch? The romance between Titanic’s Jack (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Rose (Kate Winslet) is a tragic yet wonderful love story. The two passengers
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Denzel Washington movies: 20 greatest films ranked from worst to best include ‘Malcolm X,’ ‘Fences,’ ‘Training Day,’ ‘Roman J. Israel, Esq.’

Denzel Washington movies: 20 greatest films ranked from worst to best include ‘Malcolm X,’ ‘Fences,’ ‘Training Day,’ ‘Roman J. Israel, Esq.’
From civil rights activist Malcolm X to wrongly imprisoned boxer Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, Denzel Washington has given a number of memorable performances over his 30-plus year career. He added another to his resume in 2017 as a legal savant in “Roman J. Israel, Esq.” The film brought him an Oscar nomination for Best Actor, the ninth bid of his career and his eighth for acting. How does this latest entry compare to the rest of his filmography? Tour through our photo gallery above of Washington’s 20 greatest movies ranked from worst to best.

See Denzel Washington (‘Roman J. Israel, Esq.’) will attempt to be sixth Best Actor champ as his film’s sole nomination

Washington snagged his first Oscar nomination exactly 30 years ago: Best Supporting Actor for “Cry Freedom” (1987). It was a mere two years later when Washington won that category for “Glory” (1989). And he made history 12 years after that when
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National Film And Television School To Receive BAFTA Award

The National Film and Television School is to receive the Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema Award at this year's British Academy Film Awards. The school, which has taught students including Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them director David Yates, Wallace and Gromit creator Nick Park and Suffragette director Sarah Gavron, join the likes of Mike Leigh, Kenneth Branagh and Tony Scott in picking up the award. Last year, cinema chain Curzon picked up the award…
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Mary Elizabeth Winstead cast in Gemini Man

A few days ago it was reported Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black), Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Fargo) and Elizabeth Debicki (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2) were up for the lead role in Ang Lee’s Gemini Man opposite Will Smith. Now The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed which actress will star in the film: Mary Elizabeth Winstead.

Gemini Man follows Will Smith as in dual roles as Henry, an aging assassin who is trying to retire but is marked for death and faced with the ultimate opponent: a clone of himself, only 25 years younger and at the peak of his abilities.

Winstead will portray Danny, an operative working for the same agency as Henry who is tasked with surveilling him, but eventually teams up with him. She beat out Maslany for the lead role.

Clive Owen (Children of Men) is currently in talks to star in the film as one of the villains.
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Mary Elizabeth Winstead joins Will Smith in Director Ang Lee's Gemini Man

Mary Elizabeth Winstead (10 Cloverfield Lane) will take on the lead female lead role in director Ang Lee's Gemini Man opposite Will Smith. This film project has been in development for 20 years! It was originally set up at Disney in 1997 with Tony Scott attached to direct, but the movie ended up being put on hold because the VFX technology wasn't available at the time to pull off the things they needed to pull off. 

The story focuses on "an aging assassin who tried to get out of the business but finds himself in the ultimate battle: fighting his own clone who is 25 years younger than him and at the peak of his abilities."

Winstead is a fantastic actress and one of my favorites working in Hollywood today. It's great to see that she's landed a role in such a high profile film project. According to Variety, Clive Owen (The Knick
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Mary Elizabeth Winstead to Co-Star With Will Smith in Skydance’s ‘Gemini Man’

Mary Elizabeth Winstead to Co-Star With Will Smith in Skydance’s ‘Gemini Man’
Mary Elizabeth Winstead has landed the female lead opposite Will Smith in Paramount Pictures and Skydance Media’s “Gemini Man,” sources tell Variety.

Variety first reported that Winstead was one of the finalists for the role, with Tatiana Maslany and Elizabeth Debicki also up for the part. Clive Owen is in talks to play the villain, with Ang Lee directing.

Skydance came on to the project, which has been in development for two decades, last year. Jerry Bruckheimer, Skydance chief David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Don Granger are producing. Don Murphy and Chad Oman are executive producing.

The film follows an over-the-hill hitman who faces off against a younger clone of himself. The actioner is set to bow on Oct. 4, 2019.

“Gemini Man” was first set up at Disney in 1997 as a pitch by Darren Lemke, with Murphy producing and Tony Scott directing. Curtis Hanson was also attached to direct at one point as well before Lee came
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Review: Scott Bound—Ridley Scott’s "All the Money in the World"

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A few years ago, I was on the periphery of a group of critics who made much of its love for the work of Tony Scott. After he died, the revaluation of his films became a noble pursuit, a form of tribute to a man we thought would be working for at least another decade but who had vanished one day without warning. An extensive series of articles, each of which exuded a sincere love of Tony’s wild, plastic cinema, were published here on the Notebook. I haven’t revisited many of Scott’s films since then; my priorities have shifted, and I look elsewhere for inspiration. Still, part of the appeal of somebody like Tony Scott—who, we maintained, was a bad-taste artist hiding in plain sight—was that you would, in the course of spending the holidays at your parents’ house, say, catch a glimpse of his movies on television.
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‘The Commuter’ Cinematographer Paul Cameron on Creating Tension, Spatial Coherence, ‘Collateral,’ and Tony Scott

The current state of action cinematography owes a debt to Paul Cameron. Along with being on the forefront of the digital revolution with his stunning night-time work on Collateral, he also collaborated with Tony Scottt on films which have an experimental visual energy simply missing from the genre today.

His latest feature, The Commuter, finds him collaborating with one of the great directors of today’s thrillers, Jaume Collet-Serra, and working carefully in the confines of a single train car. Through a custom rig and well-executed trickery, he expands the scope of this location while still adhering to lucid spatial coherence, something Collet-Serra can pride himself on film after film.

I spoke with the cinematographer about the utterly brilliant opening sequence, utilizing the new technology of Cinefade, the custom rig he built, his collaboration with Michael Mann and Tony Scott, his early film-going memories, and more.

Let’s start at the beginning.
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Tatiana Maslany, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Elizabeth Debicki wanted for female lead in Gemini Man

According to THR, Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black), Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Fargo) and Elizabeth Debicki (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2) are testing for the female lead opposite Will Smith in Ang Lee’s upcoming action sci-fi movie Gemini Man.

The actresses are reportedly in contention for the role of Danny, an operative tasked with surveilling Smith’s character Henry, an aging assassin who wants to get out of the business but finds himself in a battle with the ultimate opponent: his clone, who is 25 years younger and at the peak of his abilities. In addition, Clive Owen (Sin City) is also in talks to portray one of the film’s villains, the head of the cloning program.

Gemini Man has spent the past twenty years in development hell, having first been set up at Disney in 1997 with Tony Scott directing. However, the plan to have the same actor portraying both
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Clive Owen Joins Will Smith in Ang Lee’s ‘Gemini Man’ (Exclusive)

Clive Owen Joins Will Smith in Ang Lee’s ‘Gemini Man’ (Exclusive)
Clive Owen is in talks to join Will Smith in Paramount Pictures and Skydance Media’s “Gemini Man,” which Ang Lee will direct.

The exact details behind the role are unknown other then that it will be an antagonist role. Lee is expected to meet with Tatiana Maslany, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and Elizabeth Debicki for the female lead in the coming weeks, sources tell Variety.

Skydance came on to the project, which has been in development for two decades, last year. Jerry Bruckheimer, Skydance chief David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, and Don Granger are producing. Don Murphy and Chad Oman are executive producing.

The film follows an over-the-hill hitman who faces off against a younger clone of himself. The actioner is set to bow on Oct. 4, 2019.

Gemini Man” was first set up at Disney in 1997 as a pitch by Darren Lemke, with Murphy producing and Tony Scott directing. Curtis Hanson was also attached to direct at one point
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In praise of Gary Oldman’s performance in True Romance

Sean Wilson looks back at one of the most memorable roles undertaken by the Darkest Hour star, Gary Oldman

On the eve of Darkest Hour, the critically acclaimed new Winston Churchill biopic, the headlines have all been shrieking one thing: isn’t Gary Oldman an extraordinarily versatile actor?

Well, yes, but anyone who has followed Oldman’s career from the 1980s onwards will already know this. Describing him as one of the most transformative and brilliant actors on the planet is as plaintive as saying the sky is blue. This is a man who has played everyone from Sid Vicious to Joe Orton, Lee Harvey Oswald to Dracula and Beethoven.

Not that this ought to undersell his Churchill performance: typically unrecognisable under convincing latex Oldman digs into the complex heart of this roaring lion, bringing to life a British icon wracked by doubt and anger on the eve of World War II.
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The Days Of Thunder vs Dick Tracy blockbuster rivalry

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The summer of 1990 was supposed to be a showdown between Dick Tracy and Days Of Thunder. It was a bit of an odd rivalry...

It would be fair to say that the top five movies at the Us box office in 1990 didn’t follow the rule book. In fact, 1990 saw Hollywood’s blockbuster formula falter, to the point that conversations were rife about whether a sea change was coming. Dramtic changes in blockbuster mentality were certainly on the way, as it happened, but not for a decade or so. Yet the seed was planted in 1990 that sure-fire blockbuster hits weren’t always, well, sure-fire blockbuster hits.

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Not that many people saw it coming, Off the back of 1989’s blockbuster business, Hollywood was bullish.
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10 Things About Pulp Fiction You Never Knew

10 Things About Pulp Fiction You Never Knew
It's a certified cinema classic and one of the most quotable movies ever. Two years after Reservoir Dogs, video store clerk turned auteur Quentin Tarantino turned out another masterpiece in Pulp Fiction, the 1994 movie that rescued John Travolta from the pop culture waste bin via a now iconic performance, matched in creative and artistic firepower by Uma Thurman, Bruce Willis, Tim Roth, Harvey Keitel, Christopher Walken, Eric Stoltz, Rosanna Arquette, Amanda Plummer, Ving Rhames, and of course, Samuel L. Jackson as the soul searching hit man Jules. Pulp Fiction still regularly plays in midnight showings at the writer/director's own New Beverly Cinema. Today we look at 10 things you never knew about Pulp Fiction.

Matt Dillon was almost Butch.

Originally Quentin Tarantino conceived of the "palooka" pugilist played by Bruce Willis as a younger up and coming boxer. He envisioned Matt Dillon in the role. But after the actor reportedly took too long to decide,
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Sci-Fi Weekender 9 Update… More Guests, More Entertainment!

With a hiss of brakes, and a rush of steam, the next phase of SFW9’s launch is engaged. We have lots and lots to tell you, so settle down, grab your beverage of choice, put your feet up, and let’s go!

That’s right folks… Its time to start planning for SFW9, coming to you next March in Wales and we have a little bit of bad news but a massive whole bunch of good news to soften that blow. First things first though: there are only 18, yes 18 rooms left on site for the weekend so if you don’t have your tickets then you better get on that now. So first off here is a little comment from Sfw themselves with a little bad news…

First off, the bad news … As regular SFWers know, sometimes guests have to drop out, and since the last announcement, both Colin Baker
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