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Owen Gleiberman’s 10 Best Films of 2018

  • Variety
Owen Gleiberman’s 10 Best Films of 2018
1. “A Star Is Born

The beauty of Bradley Cooper’s romantic drama is that it finds a way to re-imagine old-school Hollywood classicism as something contemporary yet timeless. The soap-opera beats are all in place, and they pay off with all the grandeur you hope for, but as directed by Cooper with a slow-burn voyeuristic spaciousness, “A Star Is Born” is like something from the ’70s — not just a melodramatic weeper but a journey. Lady Gaga, in her captivating movie-star debut, plays the beguiling songstress Ally — innocent, spirited, calculating, loving — as someone who echoes Gaga herself while remaining her own mystery creation. (Does Ally hold onto herself as an artist or become part of the machine? The answer is both.) And Cooper, in a performance of broken-down shaggy power, creates the most lived-in hellbent movie rock star in a generation. Their acting meshes so intimately that the entire movie feels like a dance.
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The Most Disturbing Movie Visions of Hell

Paul Bradshaw Nov 22, 2018

Let’s all hope Hollywood has got this one wrong…

This article comes from Den of Geek UK.

Back in the old days, paintings, carvings and engravings of Hell were used to shock sinners into mending their ways – promising them an eternity of pain and suffering, usually at the end of a red hot poker. Most world religions have their own ideas about what Hell looks like, but filmmakers have since thrown in a lot of their own ideas too – with movie villains heading everywhere from fiery torture caves and spikey chasms to bottomless voids and empty prison cells.

Personally, we’re hoping for the one in The Good Place (because at least Ted Danson will be there), but almost anything is better than spending any time in any of the Hells on this list…

Hell’s Bells (1929)

There’s something inherently disturbing about the idea of
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‘The Girl In The Spider Web’s Sylvia Hoeks Inks With Wme

  • Deadline
Exclusive: Wme has signed Sylvia Hoeks, who is on the big screen now opposite Claire Foy in Columbia Pictures’ The Girl in the Spider’s Web. The move comes after she starred with Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling and Robin Wright in last year’s Blade Runner 2049.

Next up for the Dutch-born Hoeks: playing the female lead opposite Jason Momoa in See, Apple’s upcoming original series from Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight and director Francis Lawrence. She will play Queen Kane, a spiritual and military political leader, in the world-bending drama series set in the future.

Her TV credits also include a recurring role on Epix’s Berlin Station.

She continues to be repped by Curtis Brown Group, Copper en Co and Gang Tyre.
See full article at Deadline »

Sylvia Hoeks on ‘The Girl in the Spider’s Web’ and Francis Lawrence’s Apple Series ‘See’

With director Fede Alvarez’s The Girl in the Spider’s Web now playing in theaters, I recently got to talk with Sylvia Hoeks about making the film. During the interview, she talked about her first meetings with Alvarez, how much she knew about Stieg Larsson’s iconic vigilante, how she likes to work on set, how Fede Alvarez operates on set, if she can watch her work on screen, what it was like working with Claire Foy, and more. In addition, she talked about making Blade Runner 2049 and director Francis Lawrence’s upcoming Apple show, See (which is …
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Apple Inks Deal With A24 For Multiple Films As Part Of Push Into Movies

  • Deadline
Apple, which has been ramping up its original content ambitions largely via TV series with the likes of Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston, Jason Momoa, Octavia Spencer and Chris Evans, is turning its attention to movies. The company is partnering with A24 on a multiyear agreement that will see the film and TV studio produce a slate of films for the tech giant.

It is the biggest move to date in the film space for Apple’s worldwide video operation, run by former Sony TV toppers Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg. The company first hinted at its intentions beyond TV around the Toronto Film Festival when the company acquired documentary feature The Elephant Queen and animated film Wolfwalkers

A24 is a distribution, financing, development and production company whose prestige credits include 2017’s Best Picture Oscar winner Moonlight. Launched in 2012, its films have included the critical successes A Most Violent Year,
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Christian Camargo & Hera Hilmar Join Apple Series ‘See’ From Steven Knight & Francis Lawrence

  • Deadline
Christian Camargo & Hera Hilmar Join Apple Series ‘See’ From Steven Knight & Francis Lawrence
Exclusive: Christian Camargo (Penny Dreadful) and Hera Hilmar (DaVinci’s Demons) have been cast as series regulars opposite Jason Momoa in Apple’s original drama series See, from Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight, director Francis Lawrence (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Mockingjay Parts 1 & 2) and the scripted drama venture of Peter Chernin’s Chernin Entertainment and Endeavor Content.

Written by Knight and directed by Lawrence, See is described as an epic, world-building drama set in the future. Knight and Lawrence also serve as executive producers on the project, with Chernin Entertainment’s Peter Chernin (Hidden Figures), Jenno Topping (Hidden Figures) and Kristen Campo (The Killing).

Camargo will play Tamacti Jun, the head of Queen Kane’s (Sylvia Hoeks) army. Hilmar is Maghra, a determined mother.

Camargo and Hilmar join previously announced Momoa, Hoeks, Alfre Woodard, Yadira Guevara-Prip, Nesta Cooper and Archie Madekwe.

Camargo was recently seen in Errol MorrisNetflix
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Vancouver Film - "Antlers", "The 100", "Siren"

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From VancouverFilm.Net, here is the Vancouver Film Production Update for September 2018, including "Antlers", "The 100", "Siren" and a whole lot more:

Feature Film

Antlers

Local Production Company: Antlers Productions Inc.

Director: Scott Cooper

Producer: Guillermo del Toro, David S. Goyer, J. Miles Dale

Oct 01/18 - Nov 20/18

Casino Night

Local Production Company: Hedgehog Films Inc.

Director: Jeffrey Fowler

Producer: Neal H. Moritz, Mie Onishi, Takeshi Ito, Dmitri M. Johnson, Dan Jevons, Nan Morales

Jul 30/18 - Oct 15/18

Good Boys

Local Production Company: Good Boy Productions Inc.

Director: Gene Stupnitsky

Producer: Dan Clarke

Jul 23/18 - Sep 11/18

The Kaslan Project

Local Production Company: Kaslan Productions Canada Ltd.

Director: Lars Klevberg

Exec. Producer(s): Chris Ferguson

Sep 17/18 - Nov 02/18

TV Series

A Million Little Things - Season 1

Local Production Company: Stage 49 Ltd

Director: J. Miller Tobin, Richard J. Lewis

Producer: Michael Lohmann

Jul 24/18 - Dec 12/18

Arrow - Season 7

Local Production Company: Beckmark Production Services Inc.
See full article at SneakPeek »

MTV Video Vanguard Award: Jennifer Lopez’s 10 Most Career-Defining Videos

She’s got the voice of a Bronx angel, the moves of a Fly Girl and the body that launched Google’s image search function — literally. And in the months leading up to its 2018 Video Music Awards, MTV announced that this year’s Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, the highest honor of the night, would go to none other than Jennifer Lopez.

Broadcasting live from New York’s Radio City Music Hall on Monday night, Lopez will accept the award at the ceremony — and undoubtedly regale fans with splashy throwbacks
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Ronald D Moore’s Apple Sci-Fi Series Adds Joel Kinnaman, Michael Dorman, Sarah Jones

  • The Wrap
Ronald D Moore’s Apple Sci-Fi Series Adds Joel Kinnaman, Michael Dorman, Sarah Jones
Welcome to the space race, Joel Kinnaman, Michael Dorman and Sarah Jones.

The trio of actors have been cast as series regulars in the upcoming untitled scripted drama from Emmy Award-winning “Outlander” executive producer Ronald D. Moore, an individual with knowledge of the casting tells TheWrap.

Kinnaman has been cast as Edward Baldwin, one of the top Nasa astronauts.

Dorman and Jones will play Gordo and Tracy Stevens, a prominent Nasa couple.

Also Read: Rob McElhenney-Charlie Day Comedy Gets Series Order at Apple

The yet-to-be-named scripted space drama from Moore explores what would have happened if the global space race had never ended.

Moore’s series is one of over 20 originals the tech company has ordered since beginning its content harvest last year, including three from Reese Witherspoon, Steven Spielberg’s “Amazing Stories,” the drama “See” from Steven Knight and Francis Lawrence, the docuseries “Home” from Matt Tyrnauer and Matthew Weaver,
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Sylvia Hoeks & Archie Madekwe Join Apple Drama Series ‘See’ From Steven Knight & Francis Lawrence

  • Deadline
Sylvia Hoeks & Archie Madekwe Join Apple Drama Series ‘See’ From Steven Knight & Francis Lawrence
Sylvia Hoeks and Archie Madekwe are set as series regulars in Apple’s original drama series See, from Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight, director Francis Lawrence (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Mockingjay Parts 1 & 2) and the scripted drama venture of Peter Chernin’s Chernin Entertainment and Endeavor Content.

Written by Knight and directed by Lawrence, See is described as an epic, world-building drama set in the future.

Hoeks will play Queen Kane, a spiritual and military political head. Madekwe will portray Kofun, an intelligent son.

Knight and Lawrence executive produce alongside Chernin Entertainment’s Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping and Kristen Campo.

Hoeks was most recently on the big screen as Luv in Blade Runner 2049 and recently wrapped The Girl in the Spider’s Web. Her TV credits include a recurring on Berlin Station.

Madekwe recently
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Apple Sci-Fi Drama ‘See’ Adds Sylvia Hoeks, Archie Madekwe as Series Regulars

  • Variety
Sylvia Hoeks and Archie Madekwe have joined the upcoming Apple drama “See” in series regular roles.

The series is described as an epic, world-building drama set in the future. Hoeks will play Queen Kane, a spiritual and military political head. Madekwe will play Kofun, an intelligent son.

They join previously announced cast members Jason Momoa, Alfre Woodard, Yadira Guevara-Prip, and Nesta Cooper.

Hoeks recently starred in “Blade Runner 2049” as Luv and will appear in “The Girl in the Spider’s Web” as Camilla Salander. She is also known for her work in European television, having appeared in shows like “Overspel” and “Bloedverwanten.” She is repped by ICM.

Madekwe appeared in the 2018 miniseries version of “Les Misérables” as well as the British comedy film “Legacy.” He has also been cast in the upcoming series “Hang Ups.” He is repped by Curtis Brown Group.

Steven Knight wrote “See” and will serve as executive producer.
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TV Roundup: Cate Blanchett to Appear on ‘Documentary Now!’

  • Variety
TV Roundup: Cate Blanchett to Appear on ‘Documentary Now!’
On today’s TV roundup, Academy-award winning actress Cate Blanchett has been cast for a guest appearance on IFC’s “Documentary Now!”

Casting

Chris Carmack has been cast on “Grey’s Anatomy” and is set to recur on the show as an orthopedic surgeon who comes to work at Grey Sloan Memorial. His character is known as an “Ortho God.”

Yadira Guevara-Prip and Nesta Cooper have been cast as series regulars in Apple’s original drama, “See,” written by Academy Award-nominated Steven Knight, and directed by Francis Lawrence. Guevara-Prip has been cast as Bow Lion, a young warrior and Cooper has been cast as Haniwa, a proud and determined young daughter.

IFC announced that acclaimed actress Cate Blanchett will guest star in an upcoming episode of “Documentary Now!.” In the previously announced episode “Waiting for the Artist,” Blanchett stars as a world-renowned performance artist who feels pressured to put on the show of her life.
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‘See’: Yadira Guevara-Prip & Nesta Cooper To Co-Star In Apple Drama Series From Steven Knight & Francis Lawrence

  • Deadline
‘See’: Yadira Guevara-Prip & Nesta Cooper To Co-Star In Apple Drama Series From Steven Knight & Francis Lawrence
Yadira Guevara-Prip (Supernatural) and Nesta Cooper (Travelers) are set for key series regular roles in See, Apple’s straight-to-series drama, written by Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight and directed by Francis Lawrence (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Mockingjay Parts 1 & 2).

See, which hails from the scripted drama venture between Peter Chernin’s Chernin Entertainment and Endeavor Content, is an epic, world-building drama set in the future. Apple landed the hot TV package in a competitive situation in January.

Guevara-Prip will play Bow Lion, a young warrior. Cooper will portray Haniwa, a proud and determined young daughter.

The series is executive produced by Knight and Lawrence, alongside Chernin Entertainment’s Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping and Kristen Campo, and Jon Steinberg.

Guevara-Prip recurs on the CW’s Supernatural and was cast as a series regular on the spinoff pilot Wayward Sisters. Other TV credits include a recurring role on Amazon’s Mad Dogs
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The 7 Best Movies Coming to Netflix in August 2018

August has a well-earned reputation as the month when Hollywood ritualistically dumps all of its most shameful offerings into multiplexes, airing out the stink so they can start fresh with their Oscar hopefuls after Labor Day. Judging by Netflix’s latest batch of new arrivals, that tradition isn’t going to stop in the streaming era. Don’t get us wrong: The monolithic service is adding some great new movies over the next few weeks, and the ever-increasing influx of Netflix Originals means that we’re likely in store for a few exciting wild cards (we’re especially excited for Susan Johnson’s “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before”).

Nevertheless, this month’s crop is a strange grab bag of stuff that runs the gamut from an under-appreciated comic book movie, to a curiously unexamined Scorsese epic, to — um — one-third of the 21st century’s greatest fantasy trilogy.
See full article at Indiewire »

Vancouver Film: "Deadly Class", "Loudermilk", "Siren"

From VancouverFilm.Net, here is the Vancouver Film Production Update for August 2018, including "Deadly Class", "Loudermilk", "Siren" and a whole lot more:

Feature Film

Casino Night

Local Production Company: Hedgehog Films Inc.

Director: Jeffrey Fowler

Producer: Neal H. Moritz, Mie Onishi, Takeshi Ito, Dmitri M. Johnson, Dan Jevons, Nan Morales

Jul 30/18 - Sep 26/18

Come To Daddy

Local Production Company: Ctd Productions Inc.

Director: Ant Timpson

Producer: Mette-Marie Kongsved, Laura Tunstall

Jul 16/18 - Aug 12/18

Good Boys

Local Production Company: Good Boy Productions Inc.

Director: Gene Stupnitsky

Producer: Dan Clarke

Jul 23/18 - Sep 11/18

TV Series

A Million Little Things - Season 1

Local Production Company: Stage 49 Ltd

Director: James Griffiths, Richard J. Lewis

Producer: Kathy Gilroy

Jul 24/18 - Dec 12/18

Arrow - Season 7

Local Production Company: Beckmark Production Services Inc.

Director: Gordon Verheul, Laura Belsey

Producer: Todd Pitson

Jul 06/18 - Apr 18/19

Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina - Season 1

Local Production Company: Wbtv Canada Production Services Inc.
See full article at SneakPeek »

Alfre Woodard Joins Jason Momoa in Futuristic Apple Series See

Alfre Woodard Joins Jason Momoa in Futuristic Apple Series See
We See what Alfre Woodard did there.

The Luke Cage star has signed on to Apple’s upcoming drama See, our sister site Deadline reports.

The forthcoming show is described as a “world-building drama” set in a future where humans have lost the sense of sight; the new, sightless world order is thrown into chaos, then, when a set of sighted twins are born. Earlier this year, the drama got a 10-episode, straight-to-series order from Apple.

Woodard will play Paris, a priestess and advisor. She’ll star opposite Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones), who’ll play warrior/leader/guardian Baba Voss.
See full article at TVLine.com »

Alfre Woodard to Star Opposite Jason Momoa in Apple Drama Series ‘See’

Alfre Woodard to Star Opposite Jason Momoa in Apple Drama Series ‘See’
Alfre Woodard has been cast as the female lead in Steven Knight’s (“Peaky Blinders”) futuristic Apple drama series “See.”

The “Luke Cage” star will play Paris, an advisor and priestess, on the mysterious sci-fi drama. She’ll star opposite “AquamanJason Momoa, whose character is described as “a fearless warrior, leader and guardian.”

Further details about the series are being kept under wraps.

“See” is directed by Francis Lawrence and produced by Chernin Entertainment/Endeavor Content. The series is executive produced by Knight, Francis Lawrence, Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping, Kristen Campo, and Jon Steinberg.

The drama is one of nearly 20 original series Apple has in the pipeline as it aims to break into the content market. Among the big-name talent the tech company has enlisted for upcoming projects are Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston, Oprah Winfrey,
See full article at The Wrap »

Alfre Woodard Joins Apple Sci-Fi Drama ‘See’

  • Variety
Alfre Woodard Joins Apple Sci-Fi Drama ‘See’
Alfre Woodard has been cast in the upcoming Apple sci-fi drama “See,” Variety has confirmed.

The series is described as an epic, world-building drama set in the future. Woodard will play Paris, described as an advisor and priestess. She joins previously announced cast member Jason Momoa, who will play Baba Voss, a fearless warrior, leader and guardian.

Woodard recently starred as Mariah Dillard, aka Mariah Stokes, on the Marvel-Netflix series “Luke Cage.” She previously received an Oscar nomination for her performance in “Cross Creek” and won an Emmy for “Miss Evers’ Boys.” She also recently appeared in “12 Years a Slave,” “Captain America: Civil War,” and “Annabelle.” She will also lend her voice to Jon Favreau’s “The Lion King.”

She is repped by ICM Partners, Circle of Confusion and Gochman Law Group.

Steven Knight wrote “See” and will serve as executive producer. Francis Lawrence will direct and executive produce.
See full article at Variety »

‘See’: Alfre Woodard To Star In Apple Drama Series

  • Deadline
‘See’: Alfre Woodard To Star In Apple Drama Series
Alfre Woodard has been tapped to star opposite lead Jason Momoa in Apple’s original drama series See, from Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight, director Francis Lawrence and the scripted drama venture of Peter Chernin’s Chernin Entertainment and Endeavor Content.

Written by Knight and directed by Lawrence, See is described as an epic, world-building drama set in the future. According to sources, the 10-episode See is set in a future when the human race has lost the sense of sight, and society has had to find new ways to interact, to build, to hunt, to survive. All of that is challenged when a set of twins with sight is born.

Woodard will play Paris, an advisor and priestess. Momoa plays Baba Voss, a fearless warrior, leader and guardian.

Knight and Lawrence executive produce alongside Chernin Entertainment’s Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping and Kristen Campo.
See full article at Deadline »

Alfre Woodard Joins Apple Series 'See'

Alfre Woodard Joins Apple Series 'See'
Apple has enlisted multiple Emmy winner Alfre Woodard for its upcoming sci-fi series See.

Woodard (Luke Cage, 12 Years a Slave) will star opposite Aquaman's Jason Momoa in the drama from Peaky Blinders and Taboo creator Steven Knight. Her character, Paris, is a "priestess and adviser."

Apple is keeping most details about See under a lid, saying only that the show will be an "epic, world-building drama set in the future."

Oscar nominee Knight (Dirty Pretty Things) is writing See, and Francis Lawrence (Red Sparrow) is attached to direct. Both will serve as executive producers alongside Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping, Kristen ...
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