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Robert Rodriguez Launches VR Action Film ‘The Limit’ Starring Michelle Rodriguez

Robert Rodriguez Launches VR Action Film ‘The Limit’ Starring Michelle Rodriguez
STXsurreal, the VR studio for Robert SimondsSTX Entertainment, announced on Tuesday the launch of The Limit, a new VR film from director Robert Rodriguez.

Michelle Rodriguez, Norman Reedus, "and You" star in the immersive new story from Rodriguez, a 20-minute action movie captured in a new VR format that stretches wider than 180 degrees. It’s designed to bridge the gap between traditional, large-format filmmaking and newer 360-degree video.

In The Limit, you, the viewer, play a rogue agent with a mysterious past who enlists the help of enhanced super-assassin M-13 (Michelle Rodriguez) to retrieve your identity and strike against the deadly organization that created you.
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‘RBG,’ ‘Free Solo,’ ‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor?’ Land Producers Guild Awards Documentary Nominations

‘RBG,’ ‘Free Solo,’ ‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor?’ Land Producers Guild Awards Documentary Nominations
The Dawn Wall, Free Solo, Hal, Into the Okavango, RBG, Three Identical Strangers and Won’t You Be My Neighbor? have been nominated as the best produced documentaries of 2018 by the Producers Guild of America, the PGA announced on Tuesday.

The winner will be announced on Jan. 19 at the 2019 Producers Guild Awards at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles.
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Update on George Miller's 'Three Thousand Years of Longing'

Update on George Miller's 'Three Thousand Years of Longing'
Three Thousand Years of Longing, the upcoming feature from Mad Max: Fury Road director George Miller, is slowly spreading worldwide.

Glen Basner's FilmNation, which introduced the project -- starring Idris Elba and Tilda Swinton -- to buyers at the American Film Market earlier this month, has closed pre-sales in much of Europe and Asia for the feature.

Alongside previously announced deals in France (Metropolitan) and Italy (Eagle), FilmNation signed agreements for the film in Spain (DEA Planeta/Tri Pictures), Poland (Monolith), Scandinavia (Nordisk) and Switzerland (Ascot Elite), among others. The epic love story will be going out in Latin America via IDC,...
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Emmy Award-Winning ’90s Drama ‘Northern Exposure’ Getting A Revival On CBS With Original Stars

What’s old is new again. As is the case with so many new projects on TV, CBS is going back to the well to revive a prominent series. This time, the comedic drama “Northern Exposure” is now being developed for a revival series with the series’ star returning to tell more quirky stories from Alaska.

Unless you’re a person of a certain age, odds are you didn’t see “Northern Exposure” during its original run from 1990 to 1995.

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The Original ‘Rocky III’ Idea Had the Italian Stallion Hanging Out with the Pope

The Original ‘Rocky III’ Idea Had the Italian Stallion Hanging Out with the Pope
Rocky III saw Sylvester Stallone‘s persistent pugilist stepping into the ring to battle Mr. T, but according to Stallone, there was an even crazier idea for the film at first. In an old interview, Stallone revealed his original Rocky III idea had a half-blind Rocky Balboa duking it out in Roman Coliseum, with the Pope himself in […]

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This Oscar Season, Women Lead Films Like ‘Colette,’ ‘Mary Queen of Scots’

This Oscar Season, Women Lead Films Like ‘Colette,’ ‘Mary Queen of Scots’
From the soft-spoken methodical meter KiKi Layne’s Tish Rivers uses to narrate the history of social and criminal injustices that have ruined the lives of black men and their families in writer-director Barry Jenkins’ “If Beale Street Could Talk” to Carey Mulligan’s Jeanette Brinson, a curt and frustrated midcentury housewife who flaunts her extramarital affair in director Paul Dano’s “Wildlife” — a story he and partner Zoe Kazan adapted from the Richard Ford book — this year’s lead actress roles do not rely on stereotypes or character tropes.

“I don’t want to play such a narrow view of femininity that we have so often: that supportive wife, that supportive mother, supportive girlfriend kind of archetype,” says Keira Knightley, who stars in “Colette,” Wash Westmoreland’s biopic about the French novelist from the turn of the previous century that he co-wrote with his late husband, Richard Glatzer, and playwright Rebecca Lenkiewicz.
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Back to One, Episode 31: At Eternity’s Gate Actor Willem Dafoe

With over 100 films in his legendary career filled with versatile, bold, and iconic performances, Willem Dafoe is one of the most respected actors of our time. His artistic curiosity in exploring the human condition leads him to projects all over the world, giant Hollywood movies as well as small independent films. In this episode he talks about inhabiting Vincent van Gogh through the act of painting for his latest film, At Eternity’s Gate, and how being part of a strong director’s vision is actually freeing. Plus I try to get him to talk a bit about the nuts and […]
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Gunpowder & Sky Nab Worldwide Rights to Filipino Food Doc ‘Ulam: Main Dish’

Gunpowder & Sky Nab Worldwide Rights to Filipino Food Doc ‘Ulam: Main Dish’
Van Toffler’s Gunpowder & Sky has taken the worldwide distribution rights to Alexandra Cuerdo’s documentary “Ulam: Main Dish.”

The festival player, a celebration and account of the Filipino food movement rising on the U.S. culinary scene, will begin a limited theatrical release on Dec. 1 before hitting numerous streaming video platforms.

The film was chosen by late culinary titan Jonathan Gold as a special screening for the inaugural Los Angeles Times Food Bowl in 2017. Gold called the film a “love letter to Filipino cooking in America.”

Subjects include celebrity chef Alvin Cailan, creator of L.A. favorite Eggslut and the Usual; Food and Wine’s 2018 Restaurant of the Year winner Chad and Chase Valencia and their shop Lasa; Nicole Ponseca and chef Miguel Trinidad, creators of New York City’s Maharlika and Jeepney; and Angeleno Andre Guerrero of The Oinkster, Maximiliano and The Little Bear.

“A rising tide lifts all boats.
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Quentin Tarantino’s New Beverly Cinema to Re-Open on Dec. 1

Quentin Tarantino’s New Beverly Cinema to Re-Open on Dec. 1
Quentin Tarantino’s New Beverly Cinema, which was closed in January for remodeling, is re-opening on Dec. 1 with a matinee showing of “Batman Returns.”

The New Beverly will then offer a double feature that day of “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” and “Butch and Sundance: The Early Days.” There will also be a midnight showing of Richard Linklater’s “Dazed and Confused.”

The 300-seat revival theater, which was opened in 1929 on Beverly Boulevard in Los Angeles, has been owned and operated by Tarantino since 2007. He has continued the double-feature programming format during his tenure with 35mm screenings.

The theater revealed its re-opening and December lineup on Twitter on Tuesday. Tickets are not yet on sale. There are several holiday double features including a pairing of “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” with “Scrooged” and “Black Christmas” with “Silent Night, Deadly Night.”

Tarantino bought the building to save the property from
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Actors Like Rami Malek, Viggo Mortensen Work Outside Their Comfort Zones This Season

Actors Like Rami Malek, Viggo Mortensen Work Outside Their Comfort Zones This Season
Imagine being asked to record an audition to play rock ’n’ roll legend Freddie Mercury in a movie, but your tryout is specifically for the members of Queen, Mercury’s former bandmates. That was the awkward position Rami Malek was put in before he starred in the Mercury biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

“We ended up watching it [together] in Roger Taylor’s flat, in London,” Malek says. “One of the craziest, most surreal moments of my life, was standing next to them and basically trying to gauge their reaction in real time. Something no human should be subject to.”

Malek, best-known for his Emmy-winning role on “Mr. Robot,” has spent most of his free time in serious roles in indie films such as “Short Term 12” and “Buster’s Mal Heart.” Playing Mercury in a movie that comes awfully close to a musical was completely out of his comfort zone.

“I don
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Most of ‘Aquaman’ Will Be Presented in Full Screen IMAX

Most of ‘Aquaman’ Will Be Presented in Full Screen IMAX
Aquaman director James Wan confirmed that almost 90% of the comic book movie is in full IMAX aspect ratio. The visually eye-popping technology has been used more frequently in blockbusters since Christopher Nolan helped spearhead the use of IMAX technology in big action sequences in 2008’s The Dark Knight. Usually IMAX is used for a few key […]

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‘Rbg’ Directors Reveal How They Gained Access to Their Notorious Subject

‘Rbg’ Directors Reveal How They Gained Access to Their Notorious Subject
As one would imagine, gaining access to a sitting Supreme Court Justice is no easy feat. But filmmakers Betsy West and Julie Cohen, who had both interviewed the Notorious Rbg before for other projects, were up to the challenge. Their film, “Rbg,” was made with full cooperation from Ginsburg and her family.

“When we sent her an email lying out our big plans…her initial response to us was ‘not yet,'” they told the audience at the film’s showing at the International Documentary Association’s annual screening series. “So we just didn’t go away, basically.”

Instead, they spent a year strategizing until Ginsburg agreed to the project. “It certainly wasn’t easy and it didn’t happen overnight,” they said, but they made it work. In order to complete the long list of interviews they needed to conduct, they divided and conquered. “Once we could breathe a
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Over 35 Images Detail ‘The Flash’s 100th Episode Red Carpet Event

The CW mega-hit The Flash has thrilled audiences for 5 seasons so far, and soon the show will reach the impressive benchmark of 100 episodes. To commemorate the achievement, the cast had crew had a huge event and party, with the cast walking the red carpet, along with many members of the Arrowverse in attendance to support their sister show. Series lead Grant Gustin (Barry Allen/The Flash) was first in line, with his beautiful leading lady Candice Patton (Iris West-Allen) by his side. Costars (and episode 100’s Director) Tom Cavanagh (Harrison Wells), Danielle Panabaker (Caitlin Snow/…
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‘The Witching Hour': Religious Horror and Possession Movies with ‘Welcome to Mercy’s Kristen Ruhlin

Welcome to The Witching Hour! Collider’s horror podcast, co-created and co-hosted by Horror Editor Haleigh Foutch and Senior Editorial Producer Perri Nemiroff. This week, we welcome special guest Kristen Ruhlin to the table to talk about religious horror, possession movies and how she learned about real-life exorcisms in Catholic school. It's a fun and fascinating wide-ranging conversation that covers how she came to write her new horror movie Welcome to Mercy, how writing a script about demonic possession affected her as a person of faith, and much more. We've also got a special …
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Jim Jefferies Feared Trump Would Block His Citizenship — Exclusive

Jim Jefferies Feared Trump Would Block His Citizenship — Exclusive
On “The Jim Jefferies Show” this Tuesday night, the outspoken Australian comedian gets sworn in as an American citizen, a coveted status that he was afraid would be denied him by the President.

“I never mentioned in the show until this moment that I wasn’t a citizen,” Jefferies said in an interview with IndieWire backstage. “I didn’t want a red flag added onto my name. And Trump, I believe, is a petty enough man that he might do something like that. Nixon did this. Nixon started auditing late-night show hosts because they were making jokes about him. Then every single one of their staff got tax audits. So, it’s not beyond the realms of belief that Trump could be as petty as [Nixon was] because there’s just a phone call to be made and a list of people he doesn’t want.

“Like, I heard that John Oliver is not a citizen yet.
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‘True Blood’: Benedict Cumberbatch & Jessica Chastain Were Almost The Leads Of The Hit HBO Series

True Blood” came about right at the height of HBO’s power as the premier network for quality original TV shows. Debuting in 2008, the series ran for seven seasons and developed a massive audience, creating stars out of actors like Stephen Moyer, Alexander Skarsgård, and Deborah Ann Woll. But apparently, it appears that some A-listers had early auditions to star in the supernatural series.

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New ‘Watchmen’ Photos Show Off More of the Police Department’s Unusual Uniforms

New ‘Watchmen’ Photos Show Off More of the Police Department’s Unusual Uniforms
We’re intensely curious about what Damon Lindelof is cooking up over at HBO with his new Watchmen TV series, but in true mystery box fashion, the creator/showrunner is keeping us largely in the dark about the specifics of what he’s doing. Instead, the Watchmen Instagram account has revealed two new looks at some of the […]

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‘The Favourite’ & ‘Shoplifters’ Are Two Of The Best Films Of The Year [Adjust Your Tracking]

On this episode of Adjust Your Tracking, Joe and I open things up with a brief look at the top movies in last weekend’s box office, most of which we have no interest in even seeing, so we use it as a launching point to implore you, dear listener, to see our two films of interest this week, “The Favourite” and “Shoplifters,” both of which open in limited release this week and open wider (we hope) in the coming weeks.

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New ‘Gotham’ Season 5 Teaser Sees Scarecrow Getting Crossed Up

When Fox's delightfully coked-up Batman prequel Gotham returns for its fifth and final go-around, the series will pick up the season 4 storyline that saw the government abandoning a bridge-less Gotham City to its own wicked devices. A new, bite-sized teaser gives a glimpse into what life is like 45 days into the city's "No Man's Land" period, and spoilers: Things aren't going great! The clip sees Jonathan Crane (David W. Thompson) decked out in full Scarecrow gear as his masked acolytes tie a man to a cross in the background. That …
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Superhero Cinemath: Which Title Will Win the Box Office Battle of 2018?

Last updated November 20th The 2018 calendar will see a total of nine major superhero movie releases once it's all said and done. As we head deeper into the fall, we've already seen seven of them. The remaining films include Sony's other Spider-verse offering and Warner Bros.' big DC picture for the year. Can any of them overcome the juggernauts that are the McU's two biggest efforts of the year? Time will tell, but for now, let's check on on the box office status so far. Disney/Marvel may be done for the year, …
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