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How ‘Godless’ Dp Steven Meizler never lost sight of the wild, wild West’s landscapes [Exclusive Video Interview]

How ‘Godless’ Dp Steven Meizler never lost sight of the wild, wild West’s landscapes [Exclusive Video Interview]
Godless” cinematographer Steven Meizler took a whole class dedicated to Western films in college, but he first looked to another source for inspiration when prepping for the Netflix limited series.

“I got the beginning of my research from old Western photographers and painters, like Frederic Remington. I got a lot of the colors and color palette from that. And Edward Curtis — a lot of his photography and compositions,” Meizler revealed during Gold Derby’s Meet the Experts: Cinematography panel, moderated by this author (watch above). “I was really struck by how hard the life was of the people and how they were survivalists and I really wanted to bring that to Godless, and how hard it was to live in the West.”

See ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Dp Colin Watkinson on creating the Colonies: ‘We wanted it to feel epic’ [Exclusive Video Interview]

Godless,” which was filmed in Santa Fe, N.M., features
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‘Now Apocalypse’: Desmond Chiam & Taylor Hart Set To Recur On Starz Comedy Series

Desmond Chiam (The Shannara Chronicles) and Taylor Hart (House of Lies) are set for recurring roles opposite Avan Jogia, Kelli Bergland, Beau Mirchoff and Roxane Mesquida on Now Apocalypse, Starz's upcoming original half-hour comedy series from creator/executive producer Gregg Araki and Steven Soderbergh. Co-written by Araki, who also directs, and Vogue.com sex columnist Karley Sciortino, Now Apocalypse is a 10-episode surreal, coming-of-age comedy that follows Ulysses…
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Claire Foy: David Fincher’s ‘Dragon Tattoo’ Is ‘Amazing,’ but Don’t Underestimate ‘Spider’s Web’ Director Fede Alvarez

Claire Foy: David Fincher’s ‘Dragon Tattoo’ Is ‘Amazing,’ but Don’t Underestimate ‘Spider’s Web’ Director Fede Alvarez
David Fincher and Rooney Mara never got to make a sequel to their Oscar-nominated “The Girl in the Dragon Tattoo,” which means it’s been nearly seven years since Lisbeth Salander last graced the big screen. Claire Foy is stepping into the famous role for this fall’s “The Girl in the Spider’s Web,” based on the fourth novel in the bestselling “Millennium” book series, while rising director Fede Alvarez is behind the camera. Replacing David Fincher is a daunting task for any director, but Foy promises Alvarez is a genius.

“I think the Swedish versions were incredible, I think the David Fincher version was amazing, and I think Rooney and Noomi are amazing,” Foy told Collider about stepping into the role. “It’s just I’m doing it this time, which is weird for me, but so many things about it haven’t felt weird, which I find encouraging.
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June 19th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Pacific Rim Uprising, Unsane, Night Of The Lepus

There may not be a ton of genre-related home media releases coming out this week, but the films that are coming to Blu-ray are an impressive bunch all the same. Universal has both Unsane and Pacific Rim Uprising on tap in a variety of formats, including 4K Ultra HD, and Scream Factory has a double dose of classic terror coming your way this Tuesday with Night of the Lepus and Alien Predators. And rounding out this week’s Blu-ray and DVD offerings is the indie thriller The Hollow Child, which comes home courtesy of Lionsgate.

Alien Predators

When Nasa’s Skylab fell to Earth the threat was over ... but five years later the horror is just beginning.

Three American teens on a European holiday are about to experience their worst nightmare. They are about to be trapped in a quaint Spanish town infested with a parasitic alien virus that drives
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‘Now Apocalypse’: Jacob Artist & Chris Aquilino Set To Recur On Starz Comedy Series

Glee alum Jacob Artist and Chris Aquilino (Silicon Valley) are set for recurring roles opposite Avan Jogia, Kelli Bergland, Beau Mirchoff and Roxane Mesquida on Now Apocalypse, Starz's upcoming original half-hour comedy series from creator/executive producer Gregg Araki and Steven Soderbergh. Co-written by Araki, who also directs, and Vogue.com sex columnist Karley Sciortino, Now Apocalypse is a 10-episode surreal, coming-of-age comedy that follows Ulysses (Jogia) and his…
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Teen Wolf’s Tyler Posey set for Steven Soderbergh and Gregg Araki’s Now Apocalypse

Variety is reporting that Tyler Posey (Teen Wolf) has signed on for a recurring role in the half-hour coming-of-age comedy series Now Apocalypse, which is being executive produced by Gregg Araki (Mysterious Skin) and Steven Soderbergh (Mosaic).

The show, which received a ten-episode straight-to-series order from Starz back in March, is said to follow “Ulysses and his friends Carly, Ford and Severine, who are on various quests pursing love, sex and fame in Los Angeles. Between sexual and romantic dating app adventures, Ulysses grows increasingly troubled as foreboding premonitory dreams make him wonder if some kind of dark and monstrous conspiracy going on, or is he just smoking too much weed?”

According to the site, Posey will recur as Gabriel, “an incredibly charismatic and mysterious guy that Ulysses matches with on a dating app. During their highly-anticipated first date, they can hardly contain themselves.”

See Also: Teen Wolf’s Tyler
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Ocean’s 8 review – all-girl gang doesn’t quite deliver the goods

Serious star power and slick direction can’t make up for an ensemble cast’s failure to gel

This all-girl riff on Steven Soderbergh’s deliciously slick Oceans trilogy is a fun-enough spin-off that centres around a revenge heist orchestrated by Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock), sister of George Clooney’s Danny. Her team comprises Ocean’s partner, a has-been, tax-evading fashion designer, a diamond expert (Mindy Kaling), stoner-hacker “Nine Ball” (a drily hilarious Rihanna), a pickpocketing, motormouthed teenager (comedian Awkwafina) and Sarah Paulson’s bored stay-at-home mum as the “fence” or go-between. Their plan is to steal a Cartier necklace from the unsuspecting neck of Bambi-eyed actress Daphne Kluger (Anne Hathaway) at the Met Gala and pin the blame on Debbie’s art dealer ex-boyfriend.

Some things work well, such as Hathaway, whose finely tuned facial expressions are the best thing about the film by a country mile; elastic smile and saucer eyes one minute,
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Confronting Hollywood Ageism, ‘Mosaic’s Sharon Stone Refuses To Be Constrained

When Steven Soderbergh set out to make Mosaic—a murder mystery surrounding a magnetic, commanding and complex female character—he had in mind one particular actress who can expertly convey all those traits with barely a blink: Sharon Stone. And in playing the doomed Olivia Lake, Stone enthusiastically dug deep into a character that was "messy and flawed and vulnerable and warts and all." Which is not surprising, given Stone's penchant for authenticity as her career has…
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‘Ocean’s 8′ Review

Stars: Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, Rihanna, Richard Armitage, James Corden | Written by Gary Ross, Olivia Milch | Directed by Gary Ross

“Don’t do it for me. Don’t do it for you. Somewhere out there is an eight year old girl, lying in bed, dreaming of being a criminal. Do it for her.” So goes the best line in Ocean’s 8, the gender-flipped sort-of sequel to Steven Soderbergh’s noughties heist trilogy. Unfortunately, though the cast are great and it’s entirely watchable, the film isn’t quite as deliciously subversive or as much fun as that line would suggest.

Sandra Bullock plays Debbie Ocean, the hitherto unmentioned sister of George Clooney’s Danny, who is now apparently deceased. Having just spent five years in prison for fraud, thanks to a scurrilous ex (Richard Armitage) who ratted her out, Debbie
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Summer Movie Sequels May Have Trouble Breaking Box Office Records

Summer Movie Sequels May Have Trouble Breaking Box Office Records
Over the next two weeks, we’ll see the much-vaunted releases of “Incredibles 2” (Disney) and “Jurassic World: The Fallen Kingdom” (Universal). Both anticipate opening weekends over $100 million; industry claims that these numbers are a sign of strength within the industry will surely follow.

That could be true. However, it’s easy to get excited about numbers in the heat of the moment; more meaningful — and accurate — is looking at those figures in context of past performance and the year to date.

Historical figures, adjusted for inflation, are key. Last weekend brought claims that “Ocean’s 8” had the best opening weekend of the Steven Soderbergh productions, but while it beat expectations it actually ranked fourth and last. And of course “Solo” opened to $84 million while falling far short of its goal.

Grosses for the year so far are up 4.4 percent. But by this time last year, nine films opened to
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‘Now Apocalypse’: Tyler Posey Joins Starz’s Coming-Of-Age Comedy In Recurring Role

Former Teen Wolf star Tyler Posey has booked a key recurring role opposite Avan Jogia, Kelli Bergland, Beau Mirchoff and Roxane Mesquida on Now Apocalypse, Starz’s upcoming original half-hour comedy series from creator/executive producer Gregg Araki and Steven Soderbergh. Co-written by Araki, who also directs, and Vogue.com sex columnist Karley Sciortino, Now Apocalypse is a 10-episode surreal, coming-of-age comedy that follows Ulysses (Jogia) and his friends Carly…
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‘Teen Wolf’ Alum Tyler Posey Joins Starz Comedy Series ‘Now Apocalypse’

‘Teen Wolf’ Alum Tyler Posey Joins Starz Comedy Series ‘Now Apocalypse’
Tyler Posey has signed on for a recurring role in the upcoming Starz comedy series “Now Apocalypse.”

The series is described as a surreal, coming-of-age comedy that follows Ulysses and his friends Carly, Ford and Severine, who are on various quests pursing love, sex and fame in Los Angeles. Between sexual and romantic dating app adventures, Ulysses grows increasingly troubled as foreboding premonitory dreams make him wonder if some kind of dark and monstrous conspiracy going on, or is he just smoking too much weed?

Posey will appear as Gabriel, described as an incredibly charismatic and mysterious guy that Ulysses
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Sharon Stone eyes Emmy return with her acclaimed performance in ‘Mosaic’

Sharon Stone eyes Emmy return with her acclaimed performance in ‘Mosaic’
In 2004, Sharon Stone won the Best Guest Drama Actress Emmy Award for her scene-stealing turn as attorney Sheila Carlisle on “The Practice.” This year, with her acclaimed performance in Steven Soderbergh‘s six-part HBO miniseries “Mosaic,” Stone is well-positioned for a return to the Emmys, this time in Best TV Movie/Limited Series Supporting Actress.

In “Mosaic,” Stone portrays Olivia Lake, a successful children’s book author and illustrator living an extravagant, if lonesome existence in the ski resort town of Summit, Utah. She crosses paths with the handsome artist and bartender Joel (Garrett Hedlund) and, hoping their friendship might blossom into something more romantic, invites him to rent out space in her lavish home. During this time, Olivia also meets the charming Eric (Frederick Weller) who, unbeknownst to her, is a con man employed by a neighbor hoping to force her to sell the property.

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Starz Comedy ‘Now Apocalypse’ Adds Evan Hart in Recurring Role (Exclusive)

Starz Comedy ‘Now Apocalypse’ Adds Evan Hart in Recurring Role (Exclusive)
Evan Hart has been cast in the upcoming Starz comedy series “Now Apocalypse,” Variety has learned exclusively.

Hart will play a scientist named Lars. The role will see him appear alongside his real-life brother Taylor Hart, who will play Lars’ brother Klaus.

Hart is known for his role on the Showtime series “House of Lies,” in which Taylor also appeared. Hart is also known for his roles in the mini-series “The Bronx Is Burning” and the film “Law Abiding Citizen.” He is also the co-creator of the drama series “The Transplant” currently in development at Sony Crackle.

He is repped by CAA,
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2018 Emmy awards nominations ballot: See all 33 Best Limited Series contenders from ‘Alias Grace’ to ‘Waco’

2018 Emmy awards nominations ballot: See all 33 Best Limited Series contenders from ‘Alias Grace’ to ‘Waco’
All 22,000 plus voting members of the TV academy have until June 25 to cast their ballots for program nominations (save for animated documentary/nonfiction which are restricted to their peer groups.) Unlike the Oscars, Emmy voters do not rank their choices and nominees are determined by a simple tally. In the past, voters were limited in the number of programs that they could put forth. Last year that cap (which was usually 10 per category) was lifted.

While there has been an explosion in the number of comedy and drama series in the last several years, the limited series genre had been almost static. There were 25 entries in 2015, 26 in 2016 and 25 again in 2017. But this year there has been an uptick, with 33 such shows submitted. Even so, with six nominees for Best Limited Series, the odds for each of the entries detailed below are pretty good. We fill find out which half dozen
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‘Atlanta’ Director and ‘Girlfriend Experience’ Co-Creator Amy Seimetz Signs Overall Deal at FX

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‘Atlanta’ Director and ‘Girlfriend Experience’ Co-Creator Amy Seimetz Signs Overall Deal at FX
Amy Seimetz, a director on Donald Glover’s “Atlanta” and the co-creator of the Starz series “The Girlfriend Experience,” has signed an overall production deal with FX Productions, Eric Schrier and Nick Grad, Presidents of Original Programming for FX Networks and FX Productions announced Tuesday.

Under the pact, Seimetz will develop new television projects exclusively for FX.

“Amy is an extremely talented multi-hyphenate artist and we are proud to have her join the family of outstanding writers, producers and directors working at FX productions,” said Schrier. “Her passion for storytelling is evident in all of her work, and we look forward to developing new series that showcase her talent.”

Also Read: 'Atlanta' Renewed for Season 3 at FX

Seimetz directed two episodes of “Atlanta”s second season — aka “Robbin’ Season” — “Helen” and “Champagne Papi.”

She is the co-creator and executive producer on “The Girlfriend Experience,” a Golden Globe-nominated series
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Ocean’s 8 opens to a franchise high at the domestic box office

Warner Bros.’ all-female Ocean’s spinoff movie Ocean’s 8 took top spot at the domestic box office this past weekend, knocking Solo: A Star Wars Story and Deadpool 2 into second and third place respectively.

The Gary Ross-helmed heist caper banking $41.5 in North America million to set a new high for the series, topping the previous record of $39.1 million set by Ocean’s Twelve back in 2004.

Ocean’s 8 also opened in 16 international markets, banking a further $12.2 million for $53.7 million worldwide. It will make its way here to the UK on June 22nd.

See Also: Read our reviews of Ocean’s 8 here and here

The tide has turned and it’s a whole new “Ocean’s” when eight women plan and execute a heist in New York. Oscar winner Sandra Bullock stars in the title role, alongside Oscar winners Cate Blanchett and Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, with Rihanna
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Sharon Stone and Debra Messing Break Down Why Comedy Is Harder Than Drama

Sharon Stone and Debra Messing Break Down Why Comedy Is Harder Than Drama
This season marked a return of sorts for both Sharon Stone and Debra Messing — for Stone, it was her chance to take center stage again, with her role in Steven Soderbergh’s enigmatic HBO mystery “Mosaic.” And Messing stepped back into the role that first made her famous, with NBC’s reboot of hit comedy “Will & Grace.” The two actresses talked with Variety about why comedy is harder than drama, battling stereotypes, and what makes them laugh themselves.

Sharon Stone: Dying is easy, comedy is hard. I think about this because I’m starting to do more comedy. It
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Weekend Box Office: ‘Ocean’s 8’ Scores Franchise-Best $41.5 Million Opening

The heist film Ocean’s 8 stole the top box office spot from Solo: A Star Wars Story this weekend. The spinoff from director Gary Ross (The Hunger Games) opened to $41.5 million, which is the best opening for the franchise thus far. Steven Soderbergh’s previous trilogy topped out with Ocean’s Twelve at $39.1 million, although all three of his films did solidly with Ocean’s Eleven opening to $38 million and Ocean’s Thirteen scoring $36 million on its opening weekend. Ocean’s 8 finds Sandra Bullock filling the role of Danny Ocean’s sister, …
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Box Office: ‘Ocean’s 8’ Gets Away With $41.5 Million Opening

Box Office: ‘Ocean’s 8’ Gets Away With $41.5 Million Opening
The ladies of “Ocean’s 8” pulled off a solid debut at the box office.

The genre-bending heist film opened to $41.5 million from 4,145 — a series best for the “Ocean’s” franchise.

Women and older moviegoers boosted box office numbers. Females accounted for 69% of audiences, while 69% were over the age of 25. The film currently has a B+ CinemaScore and 68% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow Pictures’s latest collaboration marks a decade since Steven Soderbergh’s “Ocean’s” trilogy with George Clooney, Brad Pitt, and Matt Damon has graced the big screen. “Ocean’s Eleven,” “Ocean’s Twelve,” and “Ocean’s Thirteen,” which released between 2001 and 2007, each bowed between $36 million and $39 million. In total, the trilogy collected over $1.2 billion worldwide.
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