Audience Awards were presented to Karen Moncrieff’s The Keeping Hours, named best fiction feature film, and to Mark Hayes’ Skid Row Marathon for best documentary feature. The latter, a film about a running club organized by Los Angeles Superior Court judge Craig Mitchell,...
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The new James Bond film, Spectre, leaves lots of questions behind. We try and answer some of them here...
This article contains spoilers for lots of James Bond films, including Spectre.
The new James Bond movie will have been out for a week before we know just how well it's done at the box office, but based on the hype, the critical acclaim and the extended nine-day opening 'weekend' (including 60% of the whole UK box office take on Monday, despite only showing after 7pm), it's likely that Spectre will break records for this year.
The 24th instalment, and Daniel Craig's fourth outing as 007, comes on the heels of the billion dollar success of Skyfall, currently the highest-grossing film of all time at the UK box office and the highest-grossing British film of all time, full stop. With Sam Mendes back in the director's seat, the shadow
The story deals with a terrorist attack on the U.S. President's motorcade as he travels through Los Angeles, and was originally pitched back in 2004 by Hans Bauer and Craig Mitchell.
Several other high-profile names have been linked to the project in the past including Tom Cruise and Len Wiseman. Billy Ray previously took at shot at the script which shifted the original pitch's action from New York to Los Angeles.
It's unclear what changes Carnahan's version will employ just yet. Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald will executive produce.
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The thriller will center on a Secret Service agent who fails to stop a deadly and vicious attack on the President of the United States as he rides in a motorcade.
Hans Bauer and Craig Mitchell originally pitched the pic to DreamWorks back in 2004, and the studio picked it up for a modest sum. Over the years, writers Ehren Kruger, Billy Ray and Robert Rodat have all circled for rewrites, and Jon Cassar was at one point attached to direct, but somehow Motorcade has yet to be made. Carnahan, though, is expected to take it on as his next project.
The helmer last made comic thriller Stretch, starring Patrick Wilson, for Blumhouse, which eventually tabled its release and quietly sent it on to Netflix,
The project has attracted plenty of top-notch talent throughout the years, with Tom Cruise being eyed to star at one point, and filmmakers such as Jon Cassar and Len Wiseman circling the project as well. The story was previously set in New York City, but the most recent version of the script by Billy Ray is set in L.A. No further story details were given at this time.
Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald will executive produce, although no production schedule was given.
The possibility – a distant one, I believe – of the newly retired Gary Neville taking over Andy Gray's role at Sky has prompted a fair amount of discussion/abuse on football fan forums, the more playful of which has focused firmly on Neville's upper lip. Even staunchest admirers would admit their hero has always seemed more comfortable with a tricky opposition winger than with facial hair, and this view was reinforced last week by BBC Match Of The Day's very useful guide to the several ages of Neville's moustache.
Ostensibly it was a tribute to Neville's achievements, with shots of him lifting trophies at various stages in his Manchester United career, but the montage also acted like one of those speeded-up sequences of a flower blooming you used to see on nature programmes,
By Dave Kosin
Meeting 311 and talking to Nick, Sa and P-Nut was the thrill of a lifetime, but even as the guys exited to take care of other 311 Day-related stuff, the surprises continued. As we walked out, Craig Mitchell with Lmg Touring (the people responsible for the live 311 Day webcast) gave us a tour of what's going to make the webcast run. We got to see the control area and all the equipment, including the military-grade satellite dish that'll be used to transmit the broadcast. Then he said, "If you guys have a second, I can take you out to see the stage."
Do I have a second to see the stage?
Written By: Mel Frohman and Ross Firestone,
Starring: Tracey Gold, Sharon Gless, Tom Irwin
Originally produced for CBS in 1998, The Girl Next Door is a decent time waster about the perils of a weak spirit coerced into committing murder in the name of love – or so she believes.
Tracey Gold has played victim, predator, hero... you name it. Her baby faced, slightly frumpy appearance allows her to take on all kinds of various Lifetime-esque roles, and how can someone not appreciate that? Although I prefer when she’s the psycho, I do like her as various other characters too...
But in The Girl Next Door she’s about as weak a wet paper bag, barely finding any real strength at the end. She plays Annie Nolan, a sweet but naïve girl in a bad relationship. One day a neighbor calls the police when Annie is getting
Motorcade tells the story of an ousted Secret Service agent who happens to be on hand when the U.S. President is kidnapped. Originally planned as a Tom Cruise vehicle with Len Wiseman directing, the script for Motorcade is now being worked on by Billy Ray. Jon Cassar is attached as director, which would mark the 24 producer/director's first gig helming a theatrical production. Variety reports that Cruise is no longer in consideration for the lead role, with DreamWorks interested in casting Ryan Reynolds instead.
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Jon Cassar | Ryan Reynolds
DreamWorks is hoping to have Motorcade shooting by this time or earlier next year. The script is by Hans Bauer and Craig Mitchell, with Billy Ray (State of Play) performing rewrites at the present time.
Cassar's directed 59 episodes of 24 so he's got plenty of experience ordering around a jiggling camera. This would be his first feature film.
Hans Bauer and Craig Mitchell originally drafted the script for the action thriller, telling the story of a disgraced Secret Service agent who happens to be in the wrong place at the right time when the American President is kidnapped while driving in his motorcade through New York. Billy Ray then took over writing duties, and last year Len Wiseman was in talks to direct and Tom Cruise showed an interest in playing the lead.
Now it seems the man for the helmer's job is Cassar, who is best known for directing 59 episodes of 24, as well as the spinoff telepic, 24: Redemption. And although nothing has been signed on the dotted line yet, DreamWorks is eyeing up Ryan Reynolds for the lead role,
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