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Anthony Ramos Makes a Name for Himself With 'She's Gotta Have It' (Exclusive)

Anthony Ramos Makes a Name for Himself With 'She's Gotta Have It' (Exclusive)
“Everyone in the room knew immediately: This is special.”

Hamilton star Anthony Ramos is talking about that room where it happened. From workshop presentations at The Public to sold-out crowds at Broadway’s Richard Rodgers Theater, Ramos was part of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical phenomenon from the beginning in 2014, playing John Laurens and Alexander Hamilton’s son Philip for over two years. “We knew we were about to be a part of something that was going to change all of our lives,” Ramos tells Et.

Now, like other stars from the original cast, Ramos is seeing his life change dramatically as his career reaches new heights. This year, the 26-year-old actor and musician landed his first starring role on TV, working with filmmaker Spike Lee, no less, playing Mars Blackmon on the Netflix TV adaptation of She’s Gotta Have It, based on Lee’s debut 1988 film about a polyamorous woman artist living in Brooklyn. Lee originated the role
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New to Streaming: ‘Princess Cyd,’ ‘Dawson City: Frozen Time,’ ‘mother!,’ ‘The Adventures of Tintin,’ and More

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit platforms. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.

The Adventures of Tintin (Steven Spielberg)

Leave it to Steven Spielberg to eke more thrills out of an animated feature than most directors could with every live-action tool at their disposal. The Adventures of Tintin is colored and paced like a child’s fantastical imagining of how Hergé’s comics might play in motion, and the extent to which viewers buy it depends largely on their willingness to give
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Jean Reno Boards Pablo Aragüés’ Fantasy Thriller ‘1,200 Souls’ (Exclusive)

Jean Reno Boards Pablo Aragüés’ Fantasy Thriller ‘1,200 Souls’ (Exclusive)
One of France’s best known actors, Jean Reno (“Leon: the Professional,” “Ronin,” “The Da Vinci Code”), is attached to star in “1.200 Almas” (“1,200 Souls),” a fantasy thriller from the Zaragoza-based producer-director tandem of Marta Cabrera and Pablo Aragüés whose “Novatos” proved a Netflix worldwide distribution pick-up.

L.A.-based Outsider Pictures Paul Hudson is handling world sales rights and executive produces along with Zaragoza VFX house Entropy Studio.

Despite Reno’s Spanish origins – his parents hail from Cadiz in Andalusia – “1.200” marks the first Spanish film for an actor who has sought to buck typecasting in a multitude of roles whose international titles take in “Nikita,” “Mission: Impossible,” “Godzilla” and “The Last Face.”

Reno, who won a European Film Academy’s European Achievement in World Cinema Awardin 2000, joins Swiss-Spaniard Ingrid García-Jonsson, who broke out with Jaime Rosales’ 2014 Cannes Un Certain Regard entry “Beautiful Youth,” scoring a Spanish Academy best new actress nomination, and [link=nm
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Review: Geostorm (2017)

Despite sounding like a weekday afternoon SyFy film, Geostorm comes tearing into cinemas and while hopes were not particularly high, I was at least anticipating a fun slice of natural disaster movie mayhem. Shockingly not directed by master of disaster Roland Emmerich (Independence Day, The Day After Tomorrow and 2012), this film instead comes from Independence Day and Godzilla (1998) co-writer Dean Devlin. Unfortunately the end result is less knowing than any of the aforementioned and is a disaster in all the wrong ways.

Look, nobody was expecting Birdman here, or a deeply layered look at the impact of global warming, we were expecting a Gerard Butler led romp that was preposterous but hopefully fun with it. However, what I never expected in a million years was to be criticising Geostorm for not having enough extreme weather action scenes! Practically all of the films money shots have filled out the trailers and TV spots,
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How Geostorm Became One of 2017's Biggest Bombs

How Geostorm Became One of 2017's Biggest Bombs
Geostorm is a certifiable flop in every sense of the word. The long-in-development disaster movie finally arrived in theaters over the weekend. And it arrived with a thud. The movie made just $13.3 million domestically on its opening weekend, which doesn't even cover the very expensive reshoots, estimated to be $15 million, that the movie needed. At this point, Geostorm is almost certainly going to lose money. The question is, how much? It turns out, $100 million or more, making this one of the costliest missteps of the year.

According to industry analysts, Geostorm needs to make around $360 million worldwide to break even. Geostorm, which carries a massive $120 million production budget, not to mention a very big marketing budget, has made just $65.4 million worldwide so far. The movie still needs to open in China, but even if the movie performs very well in that market, most of that money won't make its way back to the studio.
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‘Geostorm’ Review: The Big Summer Blockbuster of 1998

I can only imagine what it was like working on the set of Dean Devlin’s Geostorm, but I like to think it involved Devlin, who after writing such 90s blockbusters as Independence Day and Godzilla, told cast and crew to gather round and hear stories about making movies in the 1990s. Everyone then proceeded to make a movie that looked like it came out of the late-90s in terms of plot, characters, stakes, and set pieces. It’s a movie that feels positively ancient by today’s blockbuster standards, and rather than coming off like a decent throwback, …
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Film Review: ‘Geostorm’

Film Review: ‘Geostorm’
When it comes to the issue of global warming, the world divides into two camps: those who believe in science, and those who adopt an actively skeptical position toward other human beings’ ability to interpret and in any way impact what nature has in store. An inanely spectacular disaster movie — though perhaps “spectacularly inane” would be more apt — from the producer of “Godzilla” and “Independence Day,” Dean Devlin’s “Geostorm” attempts to have it both ways, treating a gang of scientists who’ve “solved” the problem of global warming as its heroes while exploiting how little its target audience knows about the subject to supply an extreme-weather clip reel with contributions of variable quality from a dozen different visual effects houses.

If you’ve ever wanted to see a tidal wave sweep over the horizon of a waterless desert or eggs frying on a superheated city street, “Geostorm” is the movie for you! And if you
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‘Geostorm’ Director Hopes Harvey Weinstein Scandal Signals ‘Sea Change’ for Hollywood

‘Geostorm’ Director Hopes Harvey Weinstein Scandal Signals ‘Sea Change’ for Hollywood
Warner Bros.’ “Geostorm” premiered Monday night at the Tcl Chinese Theatre in Hollywood while talk of the Harvey Weinstein scandal percolated on the red carpet.

Dean Devlin, who made his directorial debut with the weather disaster take, admitted that he was “stunned” by the sheer volume of the #MeToo postings on social media after actress Alyssa Milano encouraged women who had been been sexually harassed or assaulted to post on social media in solidarity.

“It is depressing; it is overwhelming,” he said. “I hope that maybe this will be the pivotal moment of a sea change where society says ‘enough.’ This is crazy and it has to end.”

As for “Geostorm,” Devlin said its underlying message carries plenty of power, given the number of deadly hurricanes that have struck recently. The film is set in a near future where climate-controlling satellites go haywire and cause a storm of epic proportions, until brothers
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Giant Insects Attack Coachella in Insane Dead Ant Trailer

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Giant Insects Attack Coachella in Insane Dead Ant Trailer
The trailer for Dead Ant is here and it looks like a classic monster movie mixed with Spinal Tap. The movie is a comic reimagining of the sci-fi classic of Them!. The B-movie vibe is laid on extra thick in the new trailer that features Sean Astin tripping out on Peyote and Tom Arnold pulling out a gun to shoot a giant ant after explaining that he carries the gun because he's in the music business. If that doesn't make you want to watch the movie, who knows what will. The impressive cast looks like they had a blast making Dead Ant and the soundtrack is stuffed with fake 80s metal adding to the fun.

The story starts when the "one-hit-wonder" glam-metal band "Sonic Grave" embark on a trip to Coachella in hopes of a comeback, but end up in No-Chella since their manager couldn't book them for the official
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Now Casting: Guards and Soldiers in Warner Bros.’s ‘Godzilla: King Of The Monsters’ + 3 More Gigs

Don’t be afraid of the towering notices in today’s casting roundup! The upcoming Warner Bros. feature film “Godzilla: King of the Monsters,” starring Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, and Kyle Chandler, is currently seeking actors in Atlanta for background roles. There are also opportunities available for a SAG feature film, and upcoming series from ABC and Freeform! “Godzilla: King Of The Monster” Further background casting is underway for the Warner Bros. feature film “Godzilla: King of the Monsters,” the sequel to 2014’s “Godzilla.” Fit/athletic male and female talent aged 18 and older are sought to portray guards. Men must be clean shaven and at least 5’9”, and women must be at least 5’6”. There is also a role available for male talent aged 30–49 to portray a special forces soldier. The film will shoot Aug. 28–Sept. 19 in Atlanta, Ga. Roles correspond to specific shoot dates. Pay varies by role.
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1999’s Inspector Gadget, and its hugely underappreciated gag

Simon Brew Aug 15, 2017

There's an end credits gag in Inspector Gadget that's up there with much of what Marvel offers you once the film's over...

Lots of people don’t like the Inspector Gadget movie. Released in 1999, Disney certainly had high hopes for it, earmarking it as a key blockbuster for that year. Tellingly, though, Rupert Everett would not inaccurately describe the film as “the $100m mess” in his memoir, Red Carpets And Other Banana Skins.

He went further. Talking about the elongated days of shooting on the movie, he wrote that “behind the scenes lurked a panel of executives, each with their own theory and agenda. A string of writers had written version after version, each adding to our scripts on a different-coloured paper, each one losing the plot a little bit more, so that by the end, or rather the beginning, they had managed between them to render
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Being Mary Jane Premiere Recap: Who Came Clean? And Who Walked Out?

Several months may have passed since we last saw Mary Jane Paul, but you’ll pleased — or horrified, depending on your position — to learn that very little about her has changed. Aside from her hair.

IcymiBeing Mary Jane Finale: Was Mj’s Victory Worth the ‘Collateral Damage’?

Tuesday’s Being Mary Jane premiere, which could have been titled “How to Lose Two Guys in Under an Hour,” began with the queen of self-sabotage coming clean to Lee about her newsroom romp with Justin — news which (surprise!) he did not take well.

“You’re obviously still that broken girl I met on the first night,
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‘Shin Godzilla’ stomps across UK shores this Summer

Hey all you Og Godzilla fans, we have some pretty awesome news for you all… Well all you UK guys that is. Today we got some fantastic news from the folks at Manga UK and felt like we just had to share it with you!

That’s right Shin Godzilla, the 29th installment of the long running franchise, Finally is making its way to the UK shores and guess what… It’s even hitting the cinemas! Now it is only going to be a short lived run, so if your a true fan you will need to book tickets as soon as you have read all this awesome newsy goodness.

From the press release:

Godzilla makes land fall in the UK this August with the theatrical release of Shin Godzilla from Toho Company, Ltd. Today, Manga Entertainment revealed that Shin Godzilla will roar into cinemas for a limited engagement on Thursday 10th August.
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The Mummy Review: Not A Bad Way To Start A Dark Universe

The Mummy seemed like a cash grab from the moment it was announced. Universal has been trying to launch a universe of their own, featuring classic movie monsters associated with the studio, including Frankenstein, the Wolfman, and the Invisible Man, for years. The Mummy is essentially the studio going "all in" to jump start what is now called Dark Universe. Casting a star as large as Tom Cruise initially read as an attempt to make up for shortcomings in other areas. When you don't have much else, attach the biggest movie star in the world, and your film will sell (maybe)! Additionally, though the first movie came out in 1999, the Brendan Fraser lead Mummy franchise is still fresh enough in the public's mind that starting a new universe with The Mummy seemed like a strange choice. So, is The Mummy just another ill-advised attempt to launch a universe, cashing in
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Millie Bobby Brown Mistaken for Controversial Artist

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2017-06-09T06:57:41-07:00Millie Bobby Brown Mistaken for Controversial Artist

Hollywood agents flew into a panic after confusing their client — adorable 13-year-old “Stranger Things” star Millie Bobby Brown — for controversial “vomit artist” Millie Brown.

The 13-year-old’s reps got wind that Millie Brown — who once puked on Lady Gaga in the name of culture — would be covering her body in multicolored wax at a Tumblr event during Made fashion week in La in order to “become a human candle.”

Erroneously believing it was their client, we’re told that the young actress’ frantic agents contacted the festival to explain that, while they didn’t want to diminish the teen’s artistic expression, she couldn’t go through with the performance because she would be on the set of “Godzilla” in Atlanta.

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Stranger Things also stars Winona Ryder and Charlie Heaton.
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Bradley Whitford Joins ‘Godzilla: The King of the Monsters’

Bradley Whitford Joins ‘Godzilla: The King of the Monsters’
Only a few days after the addition of Silicon Valley‘s Thomas Middleditch to the cast of Godzilla: The King of Monsters, Bradley Whitford, who was recently quite terrifying in Get Out, has joined the film. Just like Middleditch, we have no clue who Whitford is playing, but we do know he’s boarding a Millie Bobby Brown-led cast that keeps on getting […]

The post Bradley Whitford Joins ‘Godzilla: The King of the Monsters’ appeared first on /Film.
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’Godzilla vs. Kong’ Monster Mash-Up Movie Grabs Indie Filmmaker Adam Wingard to Direct

’Godzilla vs. Kong’ Monster Mash-Up Movie Grabs Indie Filmmaker Adam Wingard to Direct
Indie horror wunderkind Adam Wingard has signed on to direct the next blockbuster in Warner Bros. and Legendary Entertainment’s growing monster franchise, “Godzilla Vs. Kong.”

Quite prolific at 34-years-old, Wingard cut his teeth on micro-budget horrors “Pop Skull” and “A Horrible Way to Die,” often working with indie mainstay Joe Swanberg. His more recent film, “The Guest,” starred Dan Stevens and premiered at Sundance in 2014. He has been moving into bigger budget indies with his last two projects, a 2016 follow-up to “Blair Witch,” and “Death Note,” a manga adaptation set for an August release.

Read More: ‘Kong: Skull Island’ Review: It’s ‘Apocalypse Now’ With Monsters, Or At Least That’s Part of the Idea

Godzilla Vs. Kong” will be the fourth entry to Legendary and Warner Bros. monster universe, populated with classic creatures of old Hollywood. “Godzilla” came out in 2014; last year’s “Kong: Skull Island” was a
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Godzilla Vs. Kong Gets Death Note Director Adam Wingard

Godzilla Vs. Kong Gets Death Note Director Adam Wingard
After years of making a name for himself as a respected director of low-budget thrillers, filmmaker Adam Wingard will be tackling two iconic monsters next. The filmmaker has come aboard to helm Warner Bros. and Legendary's highly-anticipated monster battle Godzilla vs. Kong, which will bring together the studios' Godzilla and King Kong franchises. This move comes just a few months after the studios finalized a writers room to generate ideas for this film, Godzilla: King of Monsters and other potential movies.

The Hollywood Reporter broke the news today that the filmmaker has finalized his deal with Warner Bros. and Legendary. While it isn't clear exactly which writer will be working on the script for Godzilla vs. Kong, the project will come out of this talented writers room lead by Terry Rossio (Pirates of the Caribbean franchise). The other writers in this room include Patrick McKay and J.D. Payne, (Star Trek 4
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‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ Taps ‘Blair Witch’ Director Adam Wingard

‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ Taps ‘Blair Witch’ Director Adam Wingard
The Guest” director Adam Wingard has been tapped to take the reigns of “Godzilla vs. Kong.”

Terry Rossio is writing the film — a part of Legendary and Warner Bros.’ “MonsterVerse.” The announcement comes on the heels of “Kong: Skull Island” scoring at the box office with $565.6 million worldwide. The studios are prepping another sequel, “Godzilla: King of the Monsters,” with Millie Bobby Brown, Kyle Chandler, and Vera Farmiga on board to star.

As the title suggests, the film will pit the two massive monsters against each other. It’s still unknown at this time whether the stars of either “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” or “Skull Island” will be reprising their roles in “Godzilla vs. Kong.”

“Godzilla vs. Kong” roars into theaters on May 22, 2020.

The studios announced in late 2015 that all future “King Kong” and “Godzilla” movies
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Newswire: Johnny Depp vetoed a female villain for Pirates 5

We like to imagine Hollywood as a precision machine, with every million-dollar decision motivated by an enlightened blend of business savvy and artistic intent, while auteurs and producers battle it out in the honest assumption that their conflicts will create masterpieces of commercial cinema. The truth, of course, is a little more blurry, as we were reminded this week via a column from prolific screenwriter Terry Rossio.

Rossio—whose credits include Shrek, the 1998 Godzilla, and a host of Disney films, including Aladdin and most of the Pirates Of The Caribbean franchise—revealed that his version of the script for the upcoming Pirates sequel, Dead Men Tell No Tales, featured a female villain, but the character was nixed by star Johnny Depp. Why didn’t Depp want to face off against a powerful female adversary? Because he’d already done that, a mere five years earlier.

Depp apparently cited his ...
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