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David Ayer’s Original ‘Suicide Squad’ Cut Had a Stronger Connection to ‘Justice League,’ a “Rich and Dimensional” Joker

David Ayer’s Original ‘Suicide Squad’ Cut Had a Stronger Connection to ‘Justice League,’ a “Rich and Dimensional” Joker
Now that the long-debated Justice League Snyder Cut has been confirmed to debut on HBO Max next year, Suicide Squad director David Ayer hasn’t held back in advocating for an “Ayer Cut” of his critically slammed 2016 comic book film. The filmmaker has been teasing juicy new details of his original cut of Suicide Squad, including a stronger connection to Justice […]

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James Cameron and Jon Landau Return to New Zealand for ‘Avatar’ Restart

James Cameron and Jon Landau Return to New Zealand for ‘Avatar’ Restart
Director James Cameron and producer Jon Landau arrived in Wellington, New Zealand on Sunday morning local time in preparation for the resumption of filming of the “Avatar” film series.

Some 54 passengers were on board a chartered Air New Zealand plane, departing Friday night from Lax, and flying for nearly 13 hours direct from Los Angeles to Wellington.

But filming may not restart immediately. The inbound travelers will be subject to a 14-day quarantine period.

In an Instagram posting on May 22, Landau announced that the staff evacuated from New Zealand would be heading back to the country next week. He used the same medium on Sunday to announce their arrival.

“Made it to New Zealand. Our 14-day government supervised self-isolation now begins,” Landau said.

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How IMAX Sees Theaters Reopening and the Box Office Pressure on ‘Tenet’

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How IMAX Sees Theaters Reopening and the Box Office Pressure on ‘Tenet’
While theater chains like AMC, Cinemark and Regal game plan on how to reopen this summer, Imax faces unique challenges when it comes to getting audiences back in the seats of its premium platform theaters. Imax Corp., which partners with multiplexes, had its best box office and revenue year ever in 2019. Then the Covid-19 hit China, where the premium platform has a strong presence. Last month, the company reported it lost money in the first quarter of 2020, as revenue took a significant hit as a result of the pandemic. As Imax Entertainment president Megan Colligan prepares to meet with exhibitors about sanitation and safety guidelines, TheWrap spoke with her about what it will take to draw audiences back, as well as her optimism around relaunching moviegoing and the uncertainty theaters face. (This interview has been edited for length and clarity). Also Read: IMAX Reports Q1 Loss, Revenue Decline Due to
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U.K. Industry Confirms Covid-19 Guidelines for Film & High-End TV, Giving Greenlight for Production

U.K. Industry Confirms Covid-19 Guidelines for Film & High-End TV, Giving Greenlight for Production
The U.K. film and high-end TV sector has moved a step closer to restarting with the publication of government-endorsed guidelines for working safely during the Covid-19 pandemic (access the documents below).

The U.K.’s visual effects and post-production sectors have also published their Covid-19 guidance. The confirmation of all guidelines technically allows production to resume, although the road ahead remains complex due to insurance considerations. As revealed by Variety, proposals for a government-backed insurance plan have now been submitted to government, and include a multimillion-pound fund.

The firmed-up production guidelines — a 44-page document titled ‘Working Safely During Covid-19 in Film and High-End TV Drama Production’ — come after weeks of industry consultations. They were led by the British Film Commission, and produced as part of a wider Covid-19 task force spearheaded by the British Film Institute.

The Bfc described the consultation process as “possibly the most comprehensive conducted on
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Telluride Film Festival 2020 Will Move Forward, with an Extra Day for Safety

Telluride Film Festival 2020 Will Move Forward, with an Extra Day for Safety
The 2020 edition of the Telluride Film Festival in Colorado is still happening, despite growing concerns in an industry that has this year seen festivals shutter left and right. This year’s 47th edition of the festival will kick off on Thursday, September 3, the festival confirmed to press on Friday. That’s a day earlier than its usual launch on the first month of September in Friday, over the Labor Day weekend. The festival was originally set to take place September 4 through 7.

“We’re contacting you today to let you know we’re hard at work to provide a safe and joyous environment that will include an extra day to allow more space within and between screenings, along with all of the necessary safety tweaks and adjustments you’ve become very familiar with, regardless of where you call home,” said a festival email sent to media.

The email spells out why
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Spike Lee releases short film as part of George Floyd protests

Spike Lee releases short film as part of George Floyd protests
Lee intercuts footage of his 1989 film Do the Right Thing with that of the arrests of Floyd and Eric Garner – both of which resulted in their deaths

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Spike Lee has released a short film as protests against the death of George Floyd continue, which equates Floyd’s treatment at the hands of police with Eric Garner’s and Radio Raheem, the character in Lee’s 1989 film Do the Right Thing.

3 Brothers-Radio Raheem, Eric Garner And George Floyd. pic.twitter.com/EB0cXQELzE
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Herb Stempel, Whistleblower Who Inspired Robert Redford Film ‘Quiz Show,’ Dies at 93

Herb Stempel, Whistleblower Who Inspired Robert Redford Film ‘Quiz Show,’ Dies at 93
Herb Stempel, the federal whistleblower who exposed how the NBC game show “Twenty-One” was manipulated for ratings, died last month at the age of 93. His death was confirmed this weekend by Stempel’s stepdaughter to The New York Times.

Stempel’s story was told in the Robert Redford film “Quiz Show,” which starred John Turturro as Stempel and earned five Oscar nominations, including Best Picture. Stempel, an Army veteran attending school on the G.I. Bill, applied to be on “Twenty-One” and was handpicked by producer Dan Enright to be the star of the show, portrayed as an American underdog making thousands for his family.

Stempel was given the answers to questions in advance, winning thousands during his run on the show.

Also Read: Anthony James, 'In the Heat of the Night' and 'Unforgiven' Actor, Dies at 77

But as ratings began to level off, Enright turned
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‘Suicide Squad’: David Ayer Says ‘Deadpool’ Success & ‘BvS’ Failure Turned His “Soulful Drama” Into A Comedy

‘Suicide Squad’: David Ayer Says ‘Deadpool’ Success & ‘BvS’ Failure Turned His “Soulful Drama” Into A Comedy
Leading up to the release of David Ayer’s “Suicide Squad,” there were a number of reports that said Warner Bros. was concerned about the tone of his film because of the negative reviews for Zack Snyder’s “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.” At the time, obviously no one related to the film was going to talk about that being true or not.

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Watch: ‘The Lord of the Rings’ Cast Reunite Over Zoom to Show Off Matching Tattoos, Swap Filming Stories

In a time when the casts of cult TV shows and beloved movies are getting together virtually left and right, there is still only one Zoom reunion to rule them all and in the darkness bind them — or at least, provide us a small reprieve as the real world gets more distressing by the […]

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New ‘Disintegration’ Trailer Shows off the Sci-Fi Shooter’s Multiplayer Game Modes

New ‘Disintegration’ Trailer Shows off the Sci-Fi Shooter’s Multiplayer Game Modes
Now that June 2020 is here, gamers are just about two weeks away from the launch of Disintegration, a new sci-fi Fps that boasts both a single-player campaign and a multiplayer playground. From V1 Interactive and Private Division, this game adds an interesting wrinkle in that your player character heads into the fray by piloting a grav cycle, a heavily armed hovering vehicle that not only deals damage directly to enemies and targets but also acts as a command center for AI troops on the ground. It's a curious combo of Fps and Rts games that takes …
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James Mangold Talks ‘Cop Land’ & “Commuting Cops” Contributing To Systemic Racism

James Mangold Talks ‘Cop Land’ & “Commuting Cops” Contributing To Systemic Racism
Cop Land” is a film that has always been warmly received by critics and film fans but never really is listed as one of the best crime thrillers of the past three decades. However, in a recent Twitter thread, director James Mangold talks about how his feature is pretty timely given the most recent issues surrounding cops, in light of the George Floyd killing, and how the idea of “commuting cops” is something that people need to discuss more.

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Stream of the Day: As ‘Total Recall’ Turns 30, Corporations Still Want to Own Your Memories

Stream of the Day: As ‘Total Recall’ Turns 30, Corporations Still Want to Own Your Memories
With readers turning to their home viewing options more than ever, this daily feature provides one new movie each day worth checking out on a major streaming platform.

Bored with his humdrum life, seeming everyman Douglas Quaid conceives of an idea to spice things up: memory implantation! In the world of Paul Verhoeven’s “Total Recall,” as inspired by the Philip K. Dick short story “We Can Remember It for You Wholesale,” paying for vivid, fake memories has become a mainstream pastime. It’s so normalized that Quaid’s idea to get some memories of a trip to Mars implanted is partially inspired by the most mundane of advertisements, a quick hit that plays on a subway screen.

But while memory implantation is just one facet of Verhoeven’s film, 30 years since its release, the concept remains the most prescient aspect of the entire film. It might seem reductive to
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Watch: ‘Lord of the Rings’ Reunion on ‘Reunited Apart’ Sees Ian McKellen Go Full Gandalf

Watch: ‘Lord of the Rings’ Reunion on ‘Reunited Apart’ Sees Ian McKellen Go Full Gandalf
File this under "Extremely Good News": On Sunday, the Lord of the Rings cast had a reunion on Josh Gad's Reunited Apart series, and, yes, it was quite epic. It's been nearly 20 years since the first installment in the Peter Jackson's Lotr trilogy, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, debuted in theaters in December 2001. Three movies and many years later, it felt so dang thrilling to see the entire cast plus Jackson and screenwriter Philippa Boyens come together. [caption id="attachment_23939" align="alignright" width="360"] Image via Warner Bros./caption] There …
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Spike Lee Releases ‘3 Brothers’ Short Linking George Floyd, Eric Garner and ‘Do the Right Thing’s’ Radio Raheem

Spike Lee Releases ‘3 Brothers’ Short Linking George Floyd, Eric Garner and ‘Do the Right Thing’s’ Radio Raheem
Spike Lee released a short film showcasing police brutality with clips of the deaths of George Floyd and Eric Garner along with footage from his 1989, Oscar-nominated film “Do the Right Thing.”

Titled “Will History Stop Repeating Itself?,” Lee posted the video on his Twitter account by saying, “3 Brothers-Radio Raheem, Eric Garner And George Floyd.” The video originally debuted on CNN. Talking to Don Lemon Lee stated, “We are seeing this again and again and again. This is the thing, the killing of black bodies, that is what this country is built upon.”

Garner died in 2014 in Staten Island after a New York City police officer put him a chokehold and Garner had said “I can’t breathe” 11 times. Garner was pronounced dead at an area hospital approximately one hour later.

Floyd died on May 25 after former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was captured on video pressing his knee into Floyd
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The Quarantine Stream: ‘Twister’ is a Dumb, Fun Distraction

The Quarantine Stream: ‘Twister’ is a Dumb, Fun Distraction
(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a new series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the Covid-19 pandemic.) The Movie: Twister Where You Can Stream It: Netflix The Pitch: Storm chasers and estranged husband and wife Bill Paxton and Helen Hunt reunite to chase down some big digital storms, baby! Why It’s […]

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Josh Boone Still Has Hope That ‘New Mutants’ Is The First Film In A Trilogy

Josh Boone Still Has Hope That ‘New Mutants’ Is The First Film In A Trilogy
The thing about the upcoming superhero film, “The New Mutants,” that makes it so interesting isn’t the plot of the movie but the drama that surrounds the production. Numerous delays, proposed reshoots that never happened, and a big studio acquisition are much more intriguing than what appears to be a pretty typical teen horror film with an ‘X-Men’ label attached. But filmmaker Josh Boone has big hopes for the film and is ready for the new film to spawn a franchise, even if it seems destined for “one and done” status.

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Venice’s Giornate degli Autori promotes Gaia Furrer to artistic director

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Venice’s Giornate degli Autori promotes Gaia Furrer to artistic director
Furrer has been head of programming at the sidebar since its 2004 launch.

Giornate degli Autori, the sidebar of Venice Film Festival, has promoted Gaia Furrer to artistic director with immediate effect.

Furrer steps up from her role as head of programming which she has held since Venice Days’ inaugural year in 2004.

“It’s an honor and a challenge, given the exceptional circumstances,” said Furrer. “At the same time, Giornate 2020 is also a golden opportunity to rethink the very role of film festivals and how they reach their audiences.”

She will work with new head of programming Renata Santoro and the programming team of Mazzino Montinari,
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‘The Execution’: ‘Life’ Filmmaker Daniel Espinosa To Helm Drama About The Death Of Jamal Khashoggi

‘The Execution’: ‘Life’ Filmmaker Daniel Espinosa To Helm Drama About The Death Of Jamal Khashoggi
It appears that, after helming some major studio tentpole films, director Daniel Espinosa is ready to go back to working on smaller-scale dramas, such as the upcoming feature, “The Execution.”

According to Deadline, Espinosa has signed on to helm a drama titled “The Execution,” which is set to tell the story of the tragic killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. For those that aren’t aware of the situation, Khashoggi was a Saudi-born journalist working for the Washington Post who was brutally executed.

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The Top 15 Best Stephen King TV Adaptations

The Top 15 Best Stephen King TV Adaptations
It’s a great time to be in the Stephen King business. Thanks to 2017’s blockbuster hit, It, there has been a Hollywood resurgence devoted to giving King’s stories the live-action treatment. The author’s works have been more miss than hit on the big screen in recent years, with fans of his fiction finding more success on television, but for decades, King reigned as the go-to storyteller for miniseries events a network could tether their prime-time schedules to during Sweeps. For horror fans, especially those in the 1990s, you could count on everything from …
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Here’s Everything Leaving Hulu in June 2020

Here’s Everything Leaving Hulu in June 2020
Whether you want to check out Charlize Theron in the oft-maligned live-action adaptation Aeon Flux or you want to relive Chris Carter's The X-Files movie from 2008, you only have a few weeks to do so before they leave Hulu. Now bundled as part of Disney+'s 3-for-1 along with Disney+ itself and ESPN+, Hulu's offerings are still subject to streaming deals, meaning that they won't be sticking around forever. One highly recommended flick that seems to get better (and more poignant) …
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