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CineEurope: Fox Revs Up 'Alita,' 'Bohemian Rhapsody' in Likely Last Show Before Sale

With Fox likely heading to CineEurope for the last time before its impending sale, much was made of the studio's long legacy in its presentation Tuesday.

At the event — which closed proceedings on the second day of the Barcelona trade show — the opening video served up hat tips to some of Fox's most notable films, including Cleopatra, Alien, The Full Monty, Speed, Fight Club, Braveheart, Die Hard, Home Alone, Black Swan and, of course, Avatar.

There were also references to its pending sale, with a video of international theatrical distribution president Andrew Cripps and international marketing president Kieran Breen packing for their trip to CineEurope, showing ...
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‘Dietland’: Marti Noxon on the Revolutionary Show’s ‘Wizard of Oz’-Inspired Sexy Tiger Man

‘Dietland’: Marti Noxon on the Revolutionary Show’s ‘Wizard of Oz’-Inspired Sexy Tiger Man
[Editor’s note: Spoilers follow for “Dietland” Season 1, Episode 3, “Y Not.”]

When IndieWire first spoke to “Dietland” creator Marti Noxon about her new AMC dark comedy, she mentioned a number of influences on the show. But while the premise has elicited more than one comparison to a lady version of “Fight Club,” Noxon’s go-to inspiration was “The Wizard of Oz,” specifically in how it visually represented the journey of self-discovery for Plum (Joy Nash).

“When I kept talking about visual references, I was like, I don’t want it to be one of these gray shows,” she said. “I don’t want it to be all blue saturated. I want it to be like a technicolor. It has a kind of musical quality. There are drab places, but then there are these other places that are just hyper-colored. Plum starts in kind of Kansas, but where she ends up should be over the rainbow. It should be colorful,
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Michael Kaplan (‘The Alienist’ costume designer) waited 24 years to work on this ‘designer’s dream’ [Exclusive Video Interview]

Costume designer Michael Kaplan‘s interest in “The Alienist” stretches back to when Caleb Carr‘s original novel was first published in 1994. “I just loved so many elements of it,” he recalls. “It seemed like a designer’s dream to be able to illuminate everything that was going on in 1896.” Produced by Cary Joji Fukunaga (“True Detective”), this TNT limited series focuses on a newspaper illustrator (Luke Evans) who teams up with a criminal psychologist (Daniel Brühl) and a headstrong NYPD secretary (Dakota Fanning) to investigate a serial killer in 19th century New York City. Kaplan kept a close watch on the project’s development for 24 years before finally landing the job. Watch our exclusive video interview with Kaplan above.

See Dakota Fanning (‘The Alienist’): ‘I tend to be drawn to darker subject matter’ [Exclusive Video Interview]

“I always loved the contrast between the various levels of the society,” Kaplan explains. “The Alienist
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‘Dietland’: Marti Noxon on How ‘The Wizard of Oz,’ David Fincher, and Jean-Marc Vallée Influenced Her Dark New Comedy

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‘Dietland’: Marti Noxon on How ‘The Wizard of Oz,’ David Fincher, and Jean-Marc Vallée Influenced Her Dark New Comedy
After working in the industry for nearly two decades, Marti Noxon is having quite the summer. The showrunner has two series about complicated women being unleashed on the screen: HBO’s upcoming “Sharp Objects,” which comes out this July, as well as “Dietland,” which premieres Monday on AMC.

It’s the culmination of years of work, as Noxon dove into production on “Dietland” right after shooting on “Sharp Objects” ended. “We’re still doing cuts of both of them,” she told IndieWire when we first spoke in May. “Sometimes it’s like I’m living in two very different worlds. But they both thematically have quite a bit in common. It’s exciting. I mean, both of them are really unique female characters.”

Based on the book by Sarai Walker, “Dietland” tracks the revolution that begins inside Plum (Joy Nash), a plus-size writer for a fashion magazine who begins rejecting
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Billy Eichner and Funny Or Die Are Making Voting Sexy With ‘Glam Up the Midterms’ Campaign

Billy Eichner and Funny Or Die Are Making Voting Sexy With ‘Glam Up the Midterms’ Campaign
Billy Eichner is tired of angry tweeting, although he’s very good at it. In the past week he’s ranged from clever and acerbic to earnest fanboy, weighing in on Roseanne’s Ambien defense (“I just took a Claritin and now I’m homophobic”), Trump’s comments on the missing undocumented children, and Mary Steenburgen’s new movie (“Book Club > Fight Club”).

“I think angry tweeting is productive,” Eichner said.. “Social media is a double-edged sword, as we all know. But, I do think it’s been very helpful in terms of the resistance and political engagement … Social media has been a good way to rally the troops, as it were. However, a tweet is not a vote.”

Which is why he called his friends at Funny or Die, Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, about taking the tweets to the streets.. After working with Ferrell and McKay on a
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TV Review: ‘Dietland’

TV Review: ‘Dietland’
When I first saw a trailer for “Dietland,” I couldn’t understand the “Devil Wears Prada” meets “Fight Club” divided by “9 to 5″ story it was trying to sell. But after actually seeing a few episodes of “Dietland” … well, the same confusion holds true.

Marti Noxon’s adaptation of Sarai Walker’s novel is purposefully strange and gleefully defies categorization. At first, it looks like the show will be about Plum Kettle (Joy Nash) ghostwriting for an ice queen magazine editor (Julianna Margulies) while struggling to accept herself in a world that too often tells her she’s too
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With ‘Dietland,’ Marti Noxon Wages a War on Behalf of Women Everywhere

With ‘Dietland,’ Marti Noxon Wages a War on Behalf of Women Everywhere
Deep inside a brick-walled soundstage on a chilly March day in Queens, Marti Noxon is starting a revolution.

The veteran showrunner-director is hip-deep in filming the finale of her new AMC drama “Dietland,” one of two high-profile series Noxon is shepherding this year, along with HBO’s Amy Adams-starrer “Sharp Objects.”

Based on the 2015 novel by Sarai Walker, “Dietland” is a satirical call to arms, as inventive and out there as it is provocative and irreverent. It turns on issues of female empowerment, body-image concerns, rape culture and the rising level of organization as women demand equity in boardrooms and bedrooms.
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‘Mindhunter’: David Fincher and Editor Kirk Baxter’s Dance of Death

With Netflix’s “Mindhunter,” executive producer David Fincher delivers a gripping crime series about the early days of FBI behavioral profiling in 1977 without any grisly murders. (Fincher directed the initial two episodes as well as the concluding two.) And for Oscar-winning editor Kirk Baxter, this dialogue-heavy walk and talk between agents Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff) and Bill Tench (Holt McCallany) was a gift.

“The skill that David has with blocking scenes is what’s most enjoyable,” Baxter said. “With 25 different angles of different set ups, it’s very dense and takes a lot of man hours in perfecting, but a walk and talk with an A and B camera, all I have to do is pick the best take.”

Read More: David Fincher Reveals ‘Mindhunter’ Season 2 Storyline

The Dance of Death

While the first episode was about “laying pipe” in setting up the fledgling Behavioral Science Unit in Quantico, Virginia,
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Juggernaut Is Credited as "Himself" in Deadpool 2, but Here's Who Really Plays Him

Juggernaut Is Credited as
Those who stuck around to watch Deadpool 2's credits will notice that Juggernaut is credited as "himself." After you're done dryly laughing at the joke, you're probably still wondering who actually plays Professor X's villainous stepbrother. Well, the evil mutant is portrayed by none other than Ryan Reynolds, who also stars as the snark-slinging titular character - with a little bit of help from director David Leitch.

"Ryan Reynolds ended up voicing Juggernaut, if you didn't know that," screenwriter Rhett Reese explained during a press junket. "That was Ryan's voice as the Juggernaut, and he did the facial capture for him. I don't know how they did the physical mo-cap - I don't think that was Ryan."

In a recent interview, Leitch also revealed that he contributed to Juggernaut's role during the editing process.

"The spoiler is Juggernaut is sort of a combination of Ryan and myself. And it only became,
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Jimmy Nickerson Dies: Veteran Hollywood Stuntman On ‘Rocky’, ‘Raging Bull’, & Dozens Of Others

Jimmy Nickerson, a veteran Hollywood stuntman who performed and/or coordinated stunts on more than 70 films and TV shows spanning 30-plus years, has died. He was 68. He died May 4, but no other details were available. A 1985 inductee into the Hollywood Stuntmen's Hall of Fame, Nickerson’s long list of stunt credits includes Rocky, Rocky II, Raging Bull, Lethal Weapon, Gladiator, Waterworld, Fight Club, True Lies, Last Action Hero, Batman & Robin, Con Air, Volcano, Crimson…
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Jimmy Nickerson Dies: Veteran Hollywood Stuntman On ‘Rocky’, ‘Raging Bull’, & Dozens Of Others

Jimmy Nickerson, a veteran Hollywood stuntman who performed and/or coordinated stunts on more than 70 films and TV shows spanning 30-plus years, has died. He was 68. He died May 4, but no other details were available. A 1985 inductee into the Hollywood Stuntmen's Hall of Fame, Nickerson’s long list of stunt credits includes Rocky, Rocky II, Raging Bull, Lethal Weapon, Gladiator, Waterworld, Fight Club, True Lies, Last Action Hero, Batman & Robin, Con Air, Volcano, Crimson…
See full article at Deadline Movie News »

Juggernaut Is Credited as "Himself" in Deadpool 2, but Here's Who Really Plays Him

Those who stuck around to watch Deadpool 2's credits will notice that Juggernaut is credited as "himself." After you're done dryly laughing at the joke, you're probably still wondering who actually plays Professor X's villainous stepbrother. Well, the evil mutant is portrayed by none other than Ryan Reynolds, who also stars as the snark-slinging titular character - with a little bit of help from director David Leitch.

"Ryan Reynolds ended up voicing Juggernaut, if you didn't know that," screenwriter Rhett Reese explained during a press junket. "That was Ryan's voice as the Juggernaut, and he did the facial capture for him. I don't know how they did the physical mo-cap - I don't think that was Ryan."

In a recent interview, Leitch also revealed that he contributed to Juggernaut's role during the editing process.

"The spoiler is Juggernaut is sort of a combination of Ryan and myself. And it only became,
See full article at BuzzSugar »

Trailer Watch: Fat-Shamers and Sexual Abusers Face the Music in AMC’s “Dietland”

Dietland

Revolution is afoot in a trailer for “Dietland,” Marti Noxon’s new AMC series. “I never wanted to stand out. I was just trying to fit in,” says Plum. She’s a fat woman working at the country’s biggest beauty magazine, and it pains her to stand out among her thin colleagues. Consumed by insecurities and obsessed with whittling down her body so she can live the life she dreams of, Plum spends her days doling out diet and makeup advice to women as a ghostwriter for her boss Kitty (Julianna Margulies).

But a “crazy thing” happens to Plum “on the way to becoming [her] best self” — she comes to realize that conforming and losing weight isn’t the solution to her problem. Society is the problem, and more specifically, the patriarchy. As her therapist points out, “Maybe its the people who judge you who need to change.”

In
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Fox Celebrates ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ and ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ While Striking a Sad Farewell at CinemaCon 2018

Fox motion picture chairman Stacey Snider’s CinemaCon gave a moving eulogy for her transitioning studio; she made a similar case for the power of movies to bring people together with shared humanity. The Fox fanfare and reel of the great films from the studio over 85 years brought tears to more than one in Caesar’s Colosseum.

While the studio’s highlight reel ranged from “Gentlemen’s Agreement,” and “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” to “Fight Club” and “Avatar,” a line from John Ford’s “How Green Was My Valley” resonated: “Something is going out of this valley that will never be replaced.” It felt like a wake. What will happen? Nobody knows, but it won’t be the same. And Snider, who choked up as the Fox fanfare played, may not be able to finish what she started.

She reminded the audience that “The Greatest Showman” is still in theaters in its 18th week.
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Fox Celebrates ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ and ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ While Striking a Sad Farewell at CinemaCon 2018

Fox motion picture chairman Stacey Snider’s CinemaCon gave a moving eulogy for her transitioning studio; she made a similar case for the power of movies to bring people together with shared humanity. The Fox fanfare and reel of the great films from the studio over 85 years brought tears to more than one in Caesar’s Colosseum.

While the studio’s highlight reel ranged from “Gentlemen’s Agreement,” and “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” to “Fight Club” and “Avatar,” a line from John Ford’s “How Green Was My Valley” resonated: “Something is going out of this valley that will never be replaced.” It felt like a wake. What will happen? Nobody knows, but it won’t be the same. And Snider, who choked up as the Fox fanfare played, may not be able to finish what she started.

She reminded the audience that “The Greatest Showman” is still in theaters in its 18th week.
See full article at Indiewire »

New Deep Blue Sea 2 Clip Introduces Some New Characters

Cast your mind back to the year 1999, long before talk of the McU and Warner Bros.’ fledging DC Extended Universe, and you’ll likely recall a host of instant cinematic classics in the vein of The Matrix, Fight Club, and The Blair Witch Project.

But there’s another gem buried beneath the pile, and we’re not referring to Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. Instead, we’ll direct your attention to Deep Blue Sea, Renny Harlin’s oceanic thriller that ramped up the stakes by introducing a herd of sharks whose instincts, speed, strength, and size had been dramatically amplified in the name of bio-engineering. Yeah, we’re not sure whose idea it was, either…

Nevertheless, almost two decades later and we’re now on the verge of Deep Blue Sea 2, which promises the same edge-of-your-seat thrill ride, albeit with added bite. It’s coming sooner than you think (April 17th), too,
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Ominous Clip For Deep Blue Sea 2 Breaks The Surface

Cast your mind back to the year 1999, long before talk of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Warner’s fledgling DC Extended Universe, and you’ll likely recall a host of instant cinematic classics in the vein of The Matrix, Fight Club, and The Blair Witch Project.

But there’s another gem hidden beneath the pile, and we’re not referring to Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. Instead, we’ll direct your attention to Deep Blue Sea, Renny Harlin’s maritime thriller that ramped up the stakes by introducing a herd of sharks whose instincts, speed, strength, and size have been dramatically amplified in the name of bio-engineering. Yeah, we’re not sure whose idea it was, either…

Nevertheless, fast forward to 2018, and we’re now on the verge of Deep Blue Sea 2, which promises the same edge-of-your-seat thrill ride, albeit with added bite. It’s coming sooner than you think (April 17th), too,
See full article at We Got This Covered »

'Mock meats are nicotine gum of veganism': your best comments today

We’re taking another look at some of the stories getting you talking today, from a piece on meat alternatives to emotional recent TV

Stories provoking interest around the site include a column on non-meat “meat” for non-vegetarians, the “best decade for films” according to one critic and some tear-jerking TV readers are looking forward to on Monday.

To join in the conversation you can click on the links in the comments below to expand and add your thoughts. We’ll continue to highlight more comments worth reading as the day goes on.

I’ve been long long time veg and then vegan, and from my own experience the mock meats are just a nicotine gum of veganism. They serve a purpose to ween people off the meat, and as such they do a great service to veganism. But they are not the end solution. They are guilty of prolonging one’s meat dependency,
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DVD Review – Female Fight Club (2016)

Female Fight Club, 2016.

Directed by Miguel A. Ferrer.

Starring Amy Johnston, Cortney Palm, Rey Goyos, Dolph Lundgren, Chuck Zito, Levy Tran, Shaun Brown, Sean Faris, and Michelle Jubilee Gonzalez.

Synopsis:

A retired fighter reluctantly returns to the sport in order to rescue her sister from an unscrupulous underground promoter.

Female Fight Club is obviously a title designed to evoke a certain idea, and when you have action legend Dolph Lundgren (Rocky IV/Universal Soldier) and stunt coordinator Amy Johnston (Deadpool/Suicide Squad) amongst the cast then you would assume the ingredients are in place for a rollicking action rollercoaster in the vein of other fighting competition movies like Bloodsport, Enter the Dragon or even something brutal but a little more thought-provoking, like Fight Club of course. Well, think on because despite lofty ambitions, Female Fight Club has the heart but not the stamina to go the distance against any of those classics.
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Christian Petzold on ‘Transit,’ the Refugee Crisis, ‘The Sopranos,’ and Cinematic Rules

Barbara and Phoenix director Christian Petzold returned to Berlinale this year with Transit, without regular muse Nina Hoss for the first time since 2005’s Ghosts. Rather, the drama centers on Georg (Franz Rogowski), an escapee of a concentration camp who flees Paris just as the Nazis march in as the film depicts his few weeks in the French port city of Marseille before his final trip out of the continent. Despite the film taking place during the era of the Second World War, Petzold boldly decides to ignore the historical setting, costume- and production-wise, rather having the feel of the present day.

“Local boy Christian Petzold’s audacious retelling of Anna Seghers’s World War II-set novel about refugees escaping Nazi-controlled France is a strange, beguiling creation that will be hard to beat in the competition line-up, and ranks as a rare period piece that utterly gets under the skin of contemporary concerns,
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