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Alex Ross Perry Is Pissed At the Film Industry and Not Afraid to Explain Himself

Alex Ross Perry Is Pissed At the Film Industry and Not Afraid to Explain Himself
When Robert Greene first looked at the raw footage his longtime friend and collaborator Alex Ross Perry had brought him from the set of “Her Smell,” a familiar feeling began to bubble up in the editing room: They were about to make the greatest goddamn movie of all time. Greene, Perry’s regular editor, laughed at the way they characterized it at the time: “‘People are gonna compare this to “Boogie Nights,” but when we’re done, people are gonna forget how to even say the words ‘Boogie’ and ‘Nights.’ We’re gonna erase that shit from history because of what we’re doing!’”

Speaking over the phone from his house in Missouri, the editor remembered being preemptively stoked for post-production: “We had this incredible Elisabeth Moss performance, we had these amazing shots from [cinematographer] Sean Price Williams, the art direction was fucking spectacular, the lighting was gorgeous, the whole team had come together and delivered.
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Mark Wahlberg, Connie Britton to Star in Reinaldo Marcus Green’s True-Life Drama ‘Good Joe Bell’

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Mark Wahlberg, Connie Britton to Star in Reinaldo Marcus Green’s True-Life Drama ‘Good Joe Bell’
Mark Wahlberg and Connie Britton will star alongside up-and-coming actor Reid Miller in Reinaldo Marcus Green new film “Good Joe Bell,” written by Academy Award-winning “Brokeback Mountain” scribes Diana Ossana and Larry McMurtry.

“Good Joe Bell” tells the true story of Oregonian father Joe Bell (Wahlberg) who sets out on a walk across America with his son, Jadin (Miller).

The film is Green’s follow-up to “Monsters and Men,” his feature film directorial debut that was released last year.

Also Read: Mark Wahlberg's 'Six Billion Dollar Man' Taken Off Release Schedule

Production on the “Good Joe Bell” is set to begin April 15 in Utah.

Producers on the film include: Daniela Taplin Lundberg of Stay Gold, Riva Marker and Jake Gyllenhaal of Nine Stories, Eva Maria Daniels of Vision Chaos, Cary Fukunaga of Parliament of Owls, Ryan Ahrens of Argent Pictures (“Hacksaw Ridge”), Wahlberg, and Stephen Levinson.

Argent Pictures and Hercules Film Fund
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Inside ‘Hellboy’ Reboot’s Fiery Shoot: Fights Over David Harbour, Cinematography and a Tree (Exclusive)

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Inside ‘Hellboy’ Reboot’s Fiery Shoot: Fights Over David Harbour, Cinematography and a Tree (Exclusive)
Hellboy the comic-book character was born of an unholy union of woman and demon. But the latest “Hellboy” movie was born of clashes between director Neil Marshall and two of the film’s 16 producers.

Insiders on the film told TheWrap about a series of disagreements that boiled over when the producers decided to replace Marshall’s go-to cinematographer, Sam McCurdy. Other spats involved rehearsals, star David Harbour and the design of a tree, insiders said.

Two people familiar with the situation said McCurdy was fired simply for doing what Marshall asked him to do, and that producers Lawrence Gordon and Lloyd Levin were trying to send a message to Marshall that despite being the film’s director, Marshall was not in charge.

An attorney for Levin said that was not the case. “While my client will not comment on why Sam McCurdy was fired as that is a private matter,
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Robber, Porno Producer, Fugitive: Daily Beast Article On Colorful George Bosque Gets Movie Deal With ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ Producer David Permut & Valparaiso Pictures

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Exclusive: In a competitive situation, Valparaiso Pictures and Permut Presentations have snapped up screen rights to Ashley and April Spicer’s hot-read Daily Beast article Centurians Of Rome: How a Bank Robber Made The Most Expensive Gay Porno Of All Time.

Published last month, the article recounts the wild story surrounding George Bosque, a Brink’s security guard who stole $1.85M in the early 80s and disappeared into thin air. During his time on the run, he produced and financed Centurians Of Rome, the cult 1981 gay porn film set during the Roman Empire. Bosque was finally apprehended after a global search. He was prosecuted by a young aggressive attorney named Robert Mueller and was sentenced to 15 years in prison. Released in 1986, he died five years later at the age of only 36 of a suspected drug overdose.

This was one of the biggest heists of its day and colorful character Bosque,
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Julianne Moore to Star in Apple Drama ‘Lisey’s Story’ From Stephen King, J.J. Abrams

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Julianne Moore to Star in Apple Drama ‘Lisey’s Story’ From Stephen King, J.J. Abrams
Julianne Moore has signed on to star in and executive produce the drama “Lisey’s Story” at Apple, Variety has confirmed.

Apple has given the project an eight-episode straight-to-series order. It is based on Stephen King’s 2006 book of the same name. King will write all eight episodes of the series in addition to executive producing, marking one of the few times the iconic author has written for the screen. J.J. Abrams and Ben Stephenson of Bad Robot Productions will also executive produce. Warner Bros. Television is the studio.

The series follows Lisey (Moore) two years following the death of her husband. The series explores a series of events that causes her to begin facing amazing realities about her husband that she had repressed and forgotten.

The series marks Apple’s third project from Abrams and Bad Robot Productions, following straight-to-series orders for “Little Voice,” executive produced by Sara Bareilles and Jessie Nelson,
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Industry pays tribute to former New Line co-chairman Michael Lynne

Industry pays tribute to former New Line co-chairman Michael Lynne
Friends and associates recall consummate professional and warm personality.

Friends and associates of Michael Lynne have paid tribute to the former New Line co-chairman, whose memorial service takes place in New York on Thursday (28).

Victor Hadida of French powerhouse Metropolitan Filmexport called Lynne “the consummate businessman” who along with partner Bob Shaye “created the concept of franchise event pictures”, while Nigel Green of the UK’s Entertainment Film Distributors paid respect to a “wise, kind, loyal and supportive” partner.

Brooklyn-born Lynne died aged 77 following a short illness. The former attorney joined New Line after he ran into his old Columbia
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Former New Line Co-Chairman Michael Lynne Dies at 77

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Former New Line Co-Chairman Michael Lynne Dies at 77
Michael Lynne, the former co-chairman of New Line Cinema who played a key role in shepherding “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, has died at his New York home. He was 77.

Lynne’s death was confirmed Monday by longtime business partner Robert Shaye, who told Variety that Lynne’s family had informed him of Lynne’s passing following a short illness. Lynne and Shaye had been associates for nearly four decades with Shaye focusing on the creative components while Lynne brought expertise on the financial side.

“He was a once-in-a-lifetime partner and the perfect counterpoint to what I was,” Shaye said. “It was one of the great professional associations. Even though we went to law school together, he had the background and finesse that I never developed so we balanced each other out. I will miss him greatly.”

Shaye also noted that Lynne’s son Jonathan Lynne had died a few weeks ago.
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Former New Line Co-ceo Michael Lynne Dead At Age 77

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Former New Line Co-ceo Michael Lynne Dead At Age 77
Update: Michael Lynne’s funeral service will be held this Thursday, 11:00am at Temple Emanu-el in New York City, which is 1 East 65th Street.

Earlier: Michael Lynne died last night at age 77. Lynne was Bob Shaye’s partner as they turned New Line from a small indie distributor to the maker of The Lord of The Rings, Austin Powers and Rush Hour franchises. His death will come as a shock to Lynne’s colleagues in film, art, and philanthropic circles because of its suddenness. I’m still confirming details of his death, but here is what I have right now.

Lynne went to Columbia Law School with Shaye, and they became part of each other’s lives well before Lynne officially joined Shaye’s then fledgling studio New Line in 1990 after working as outside counsel for the company. Shaye confirmed that Lynne had passed away, and was very emotional
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Former New Line co-chairman Michael Lynne dies at 77

Former New Line co-chairman Michael Lynne dies at 77
Executive established thriving international output network.

Michael Lynne, the former attorney who served as co-chairman and CEO of New Line Cinema alongside Bob Shaye, found success with The Lord Of The Rings trilogy, and established a pioneering international distribution output network, has died. He was 77.

When Brooklyn-born Lynne bumped into Shaye, an old acquaintance from Columbia Law School, in New York in the 1980s, they discussed ways of working together. Shaye had founded New Line in the late 1960s and retained Lynne as outside counsel. Lynne became president and COO in 1990, rising to co-chairman and co- CEO in 2001.

At the
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American Dad! Season 15 Episode 18 Review: Twinanigans

American Dad! sees double when Roger and Steve revive an old routine.

This American Dad! review contains spoilers.

American Dad! Season 15, Episode 18

"You stripped me of superstardom! I should be on the red carpet! Not sitting on the couch in this weird position."

When it comes to the various character pairings that American Dad! will turn to, the combination of Steve and Roger is usually a safe one to bank on. Some of the most satisfying stories come from when these two are together and while “Twinanigans” has a very encouraging premise for Roger and Steve, it’s an episode that tries to do too much and cover too many bases. While this is not a total misfire, a simplified take on these ideas could have led to a stronger episode that doesn’t overextend itself.

An innocent night of Stews and Views leads to Steve, Roger, and Klaus stumbling
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Jordan Peele's Us Takes Over Fangoria #3 Cover

Jordan Peele's Us Takes Over Fangoria #3 Cover
One of the most anticipated horror movies of this year is without a doubt Get Out writer-director Jordan Peele's upcoming doppelganger thriller Us. The new nightmare features Lupita Nyong'o, Winston Duke, and Elizabeth Moss.

And in anticipation of the movie's release, we wanted to let you guys know that the flick is gracing the cover of the third issue of the recently reborn horror magazine, Fangoria. Better yet though, is the fact that the new issue will feature an interview with Peele conducted by - get this - Boogie Nights and There Will Be Blood writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson!

The cover, which you can check out below, features Nyong'o brandishing those strange golden scissors and looking ten-types of crazy. As far as the killer pairing of Paul Thomas Anderson Anderson and Jordan Peele goes, Fangoria editor-in-chief and Horror Noire executive producer Phil Nobile Jr. says the pairing came together
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‘Gloria Bell’ reviews: Julianne Moore is ‘transcendent,’ ‘vulnerable,’ and a ‘queen’ in this critically acclaimed remake

‘Gloria Bell’ reviews: Julianne Moore is ‘transcendent,’ ‘vulnerable,’ and a ‘queen’ in this critically acclaimed remake
Is it too early in the year for an Oscar front-runner for Best Actress? Probably, but the reviews for Julianne Moore‘s performance in “Gloria Bell,” which opened on March 8 from A24, would be the envy of most stars opening their films right in the sweet spot of the fall season awards calendar.

“Gloria Bell” is a remake of the 2013 Chilean film “Gloria” by director Sebastian Lelio, who also directs this American version. Since that original film was released Lelio has made even more of a name for himself by winning Chile its first Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film with “A Fantastic Woman” (2017), which was also the first film starring a transgender actress to win that prize. Then Lelio made his English-language debut in 2018 with the romantic drama “Disobedience” starring Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams as star-crossed lovers in an Orthodox Jewish community.

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‘Terror In Tinseltown’: Mötley Crüe Manager & Exec Producer Allen Kovac On ‘The Dirt’s 18-Year Journey To Screen

‘Terror In Tinseltown’: Mötley Crüe Manager & Exec Producer Allen Kovac On ‘The Dirt’s 18-Year Journey To Screen
It’s taken eighteen years for Motley Crue biopic The Dirt to go from print to screen. Long-time manager Allen Kovac, who is exec producing the Netflix feature film, tells Deadline why it took so long to adapt the memoir and how they wanted to create “Boogie Nights-meets-Goodfellas” set in the debaucherous world of sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll.

The film, which debuts on the Svod platform on March 22, tells the story of notorious Sunset Strip glamrockers Motley Crue – Vince Neil, Tommy Lee, Nikki Sixx and Mick Mars and is based on Neil Strauss’ book The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band, which was published in 2001.

It’s a raucous story that includes rampant drug abuse – Sixx was famously pronounced dead after a heroin overdose – manslaughter – Neil killed his passenger in a 1985 drunk driving accident – and the film opens with a graphic oral sex scene involving Tommy Lee.
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Film News Roundup: Byron Allen’s Freestyle Buys ‘American Futbol’ Soccer Documentary

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Film News Roundup: Byron Allen’s Freestyle Buys ‘American Futbol’ Soccer Documentary
In today’s film news roundup, “American Futbol” finds a distributor, Alfred Molina gets an honor, Paramount promotes Dan Cohen and Train singer Patrick Monahan gets a movie gig.

Acquisition

Byron Allen’s Freestyle Digital Media has acquired North American distribution rights for the documentary “American Futbol” and will release it on demand and DVD on March 12.

“American Fútbol” is a four-month adventure through Latin America with a group of American friends and filmmakers as they discover the unique power of soccer to unite people and transcend sports.

“Soccer was our passport on this journey,” said director/producer Petar Madjarac. “It helped us cross the U.S./Mexico border, bonded us to a team once run by a Colombian drug cartel; introduced us to a blind soccer team in Bogotá, and explained how soccer impacts racism in Ecuador.

The film, which was shot in the run-up to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil,
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Stan Lee and Burt Reynolds Among Stars Honored in Oscars 2019 In Memoriam Tribute

Stan Lee and Burt Reynolds Among Stars Honored in Oscars 2019 In Memoriam Tribute
Stan Lee and actor Burt Reynolds were among the late stars who passed away over the past year who were honored in the annual In Memoriam tribute at the 2019 Oscars on Sunday. Lee, co-creator of Marvel Comics superheroes such as Spider-Man, The Hulk, Iron Man and Black Panther, died at age 95 this past November. On Sunday, Black Panther became the first Marvel film to win an Oscar. Reynolds, who was nominated for an Oscar for his supporting role in Boogie Nights, passed away at age 82 in September. Others included in the In Memoriam tribute included Laverne & Shirley star Penny Marshall, who died at age 75 in December, Superman...
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Three Essential Casino Movies To Watch Right Now

Over the years, casinos have been seen in countless movie titles. Ever since the first casino was opened, they have been portrayed on film, be it on the big screen or on television – our fascination has never wavered. In this feature, we take a look at three essential casino movies that you absolutely must track down. Most are now available on DVD, or on the major streaming services.

Hard Eight

His little-known casino-based movie was made before there were slot machine games to play online. In fact, this year the film celebrates its 23rd anniversary of release. Hard Eight was brought to the screen by none other than Paul Thomas Anderson, who would later go on to direct the likes of Boogie Nights, There Will Be Blood, and the more recent Phantom Thread. Phillip Baker Hall leads the cast of the film as Sydney, a professional gambler who teaches John
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Why Did It Take So Long or Don Cheadle to Host a Hilarious ‘Saturday Night Live’?

Why Did It Take So Long or Don Cheadle to Host a Hilarious ‘Saturday Night Live’?
Seriously, why did it take so long for Don Cheadle to host Saturday Night Live? The star of such films as Ocean’s 11, Hotel Rwanda, Boogie Nights and more has long been known to have stellar comedic chops to go with his acclaimed dramatic performances. And as he proved in this weekend’s new episode of […]

The post Why Did It Take So Long or Don Cheadle to Host a Hilarious ‘Saturday Night Live’? appeared first on /Film.
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Paul Thomas Anderson’s Longtime Cinematographer Says They Probably Won’t Work Together Again

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Paul Thomas Anderson’s Longtime Cinematographer Says They Probably Won’t Work Together Again
Robert Elswit has shot six films for Paul Thomas Anderson and won an Academy Award for his work on “There Will Be Blood,” but the cinematographer doesn’t expect to work with Anderson again. During an appearance on the Light the Fuse podcast, Elswit didn’t have great things to say about their working relationship: “God, I don’t know what it is anymore,” he said. “It’s like a bad married couple. Unpleasant.”

Asked whether he could see them collaborating again, Elswit didn’t sound optimistic. “I don’t know. Probably not. You know, it depends on how he feels. I would do it again…I didn’t enjoy myself on ‘Inherent Vice’…It was a combination of me and Paul just not getting along, and I can be as immature as him.”

Elswit lensed “Hard Eight,” “Boogie Nights,” “Magnolia,” “Punch-Drunk Love,” “There Will Be Blood,” and “Inherent Vice” for Anderson; Mihai Mălaimare Jr.
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Mark Wahlberg's Early Career and Personal Items Found in Old Storage Units

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Mark Wahlberg's Early Career and Personal Items Found in Old Storage Units
A bunch of Mark Wahlberg's old and seemingly forgotten stuff has been found in abandoned storage units, and now ... a lot of it's hitting the auction block. "Storage Wars" star Rene Nezhoda tells TMZ ... his friend Kevin went to a storage facility in the San Fernando Valley a few weeks back and bought 3 small lockers for $3k, which turned out to contain the actor's gear from years ago. We're told the units contained some personal items -- family photos,
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Burt Reynolds and Penny Marshall Honored by SAG Awards in Powerful In Memoriam Tribute

Burt Reynolds and Penny Marshall Honored by SAG Awards in Powerful In Memoriam Tribute
The SAG Awards took time to remember the actors, directors, producers and behind-the-scenes crew members who died in the last year. Late stars Penny Marshall, Burt Reynolds and Margot Kidder were among the television and film personnel honored at Sunday’s awards show.

Other notable mentions included Verne Troyer, Bob Einstein and Carol Channing.

Reynolds died in September at age 82. While the actor and sex symbol experienced health issues such a 2010 bypass surgery and deteriorating mobility over the years, his niece, Nancy Lee Hess, said in a statement to People at the time that Reynolds’ death was “totally unexpected.”

The
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