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Second Opinion – The Secret of Marrowbone (2018)

The Secret of Marrowbone, 2018.

Directed by Sergio G. Sánchez.

Starring George Mackay, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton, Mia Goth, Matthew Stagg, and Kyle Soller.

Synopsis:

A young man and his three younger siblings, who have kept secret the death of their beloved mother in order to remain together, are plagued by a sinister presence in the sprawling manor in which they live.

Writer of The Orphanage and The Impossible, Sergio G. Sanchez makes his directorial debut with The Secret of Marrowbone. The story revolves around the Marrowbone family living in rural 1960s America; they’ve fled an abusive father and after their mother passes away they keep it a secret in order to be kept together. Unfortunately there is a presence in their house which seems to be haunting them.

Marrowbone treads the familiar line between horror and psychological thriller and in some ways it’s successful and in others it fails completely.
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French Firm Federation Steps Into the U.S. Market

Streaming services have opened the door for multilingual series like worldwide Netflix hit “Narcos,” but dramas in English still dominate TV’s Golden Age, travel the most widely and draw the biggest distribution deals. International companies are scrambling for a piece of the action — including, perhaps surprisingly, producers in France, despite the country’s perceived snobbery about other languages.

Federation Entertainment, the 5-year-old firm behind Netflix’s first French show, “Marseille,” and Canal Plus spy show “The Bureau,” is the latest French player to step into the competitive U.S. market, with nearly a dozen English-language projects in the pipeline.
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Ron Howard to direct 68 Whiskey pilot

Following the box office disappointment of Solo: A Star Wars Story, Ron Howard is dusting himself off and heading to the small screen for his next project, with Deadline reporting that he will direct the pilot 68 Whiskey for Paramount Network.

Written by The Brink co-creator Roberto Benabib and adapted from the Israeli TV series Charlie Golf One, 68 Whiskey “follows a multicultural mix of men and women deployed as Army medics to a forward operating base in Afghanistan nicknamed ‘The Orphanage.’ Together, they endure a dangerous and Kafkaesque world that leads to self-destructive appetites, outrageous behavior, intense camaraderie and occasionally, a profound sense of purpose.”

In addition to directing the pilot, Howard will also executive produce alongside Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo of Imagine Entertainment, as well as Benabib and Zion Rubin, the creator of Charlie Golf One.

While this marks a rare small screen directing outing for Howard, his Imagine
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The Secret of Marrowbone review – plot holes the diameter of Jupiter

This terrible turkey from the writer of The Orphanage is a muddled hotchpotch of supernatural chills, shouty overacting and absurd dialogue

It’s rare to get such a strong taste of turkey with Christmas so far off – unusual to get that piercing tang of cranberry sauce without a double-issue of the Radio Times to hand. This distinctively terrible film is a hideous hotchpotch of shouty overacting and muddled storytelling, unable to make up its mind if it’s a family drama, a supernatural chiller or a psychological mystery. It’s got plot holes the diameter of the planet Jupiter and is abjectly reliant on narrative elements which have to be initially withheld under cover of a clunking “six months later” transition, and then disclosed in laborious flashbacks assisted by the discovery of a deeply ridiculous diary accessorised with sensitive line drawings.

The director is the Spanish film-maker Sergio G Sánchez,
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Ecam’s Incubator Shapes Up as Top Spanish Development Powerhouse

Ecam’s Incubator Shapes Up as Top Spanish Development Powerhouse
Madrid — Multi-prized Spanish actress Emma Suárez, star of Pedro Almodovar’s “Julieta,” is attached to topline “Josefina,” a co-production between Madrid’s White Leaf Producciones and Berlin’s One Two Films, whose recent films include Jennifer Fox’s “The Tale” and Isabel Coixet’s “The Bookshop.”

A romantic drama-comedy to be directed by Spanish short filmmaker Javier Marco, “Josefina” turns on 50-year-old Juan, a prison officer attracted to Berta, the mother of one of the inmates, who passes himself off as another parent visiting the prison in order to see his incarcerated daughter, Josefina.

Josefina’s presence, however fictitious, facilitates a relationship between two people with grave emotional deficiencies, “lending an optimism, and moments of near surrealism and comedy to the film,” screenwriter Belén Sánchez-Arévalo said at the inaugural The Incubator, a development program launched this year by the Ecam Madrid Film School.

Suárez, also the star of Michel Franco’s “April’s Daughter,
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Exclusive Interview – George MacKay and Mia Goth on starring in The Secret Of Marrowbone

As this year’s insatiable taste for horror continues, the latest addition arrives this week with more than a sense of timing. The Secret Of Marrowbone opens in UK cinemas on Friday, 13th. Following in the Hispanic tradition established by the likes of J A Bayona and Guillermo del Toro, it marks the directorial debut of Sergio G Sanchez, best known until now as a screenwriter, with such titles as The Impossible and The Orphanage under his belt.

The Secret Of Marrowbone tells the story of a young man who, along with his younger brothers and sister, escape from their father to America, where they live in a house in the middle of nowhere. But it’s a house full of ghosts and, more importantly, it can’t protect them from their memories of their past life.

See Also: Exclusive Interview – Sergio G Sanchez on writing and directing The Secret
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Exclusive Interview – Sergio G Sanchez on writing and directing The Secret Of Marrowbone

The arrival in British cinemas this week of The Secret Of Marrowbone marks the arrival of a new director on the Spanish horror scene – but he’s not a new name.

Some ten years ago, Sergio G Sanchez saw his script for The Orphanage turned into a film by his now friend and collaborator, director J A Bayona, alongside producer Guillermo del Toro. Sanchez also wrote The Impossible, which he and Bayona also turned into a movie, but it’s only now that he’s been able to take his turn behind the camera for The Secret Of Marrowbone. Set in the 60s, it’s the story of a young family in an isolated house who find they’re being haunted by an evil force and by the ghosts of their own pasts.

See Also: Exclusive Interview – George MacKay and Mia Goth on starring in The Secret Of Marrowbone

Sanchez,
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Movie Review – The Secret of Marrowbone (2017)

The Secret of Marrowbone, 2017.

Directed by Sergio G Sanchez.

Starring George MacKay, Anya Taylor-Joy, Mia Goth, Matthew Stagg, Charlie Heaton and Tom Fisher.

Synopsis:

When her husband is put in prison for hideous crimes, a mother flees the country with their four children and seeks refuge in a remote house in America. But her death means the children have to keep her demise a secret so they can stay together. At the same time, they also have to face the horrors of their past.

On the face of it, 2018’s love affair with horror continues this week with a film that follows in a couple of well-established traditions. The Secret of Marrowbone is a ghost story – of sorts – and it’s also from the informal school of Hispanic horror. Think del Toro and Bayona and add a third name. Sergio G Sanchez. Best known so far as a writer, for The Orphanage in particular,
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Ron Howard's Dark Comedy Army Medic Series 68 Whiskey Lands at Paramount Network

Director Ron Howard (Solo: A Star Wars Story) has a new TV series in development called 68 Whiskey and the pilot was just picked up by Paramount Network

The series is described as being a dark comedy and it's an adaptation of an Israeli TV series. The story follows "a multicultural mix of men and women deployed as Army medics to a forward operating base in Afghanistan nicknamed 'The Orphanage.' Together, they endure a dangerous and Kafkaesque world that leads to self-destructive appetites, outrageous behavior, intense camaraderie and occasionally, a profound sense of purpose."

The series was created by co-creator of The Brink, Roberto Benabib. and it sounds like it could make for an interesting series. It seems to me like it might have some similarities to the classic series M.A.S.H.

Source: The Wrap
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TVLine Items: Jerry O'Connell's Bravo Talker, Ron Howard Pilot and More

TVLine Items: Jerry O'Connell's Bravo Talker, Ron Howard Pilot and More
Jerry O’Connell has lots of feelings about The Real Housewives.

The actor will host the new late-night talk show Real Men Watch Bravo, which he will also executive-produce alongside Andy Cohen.

Premiering this fall on Bravo, each episode of the program will feature the host and a panel of male guests discussing — what else? — the network’s buzziest moments, along with other pop-culture topics.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* Paramount Network has given a pilot order to 68 Whiskey, a dark comedy directed by Oscar winner Ron Howard (A Beautiful Mind, Apollo 13). Based on the
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Ron Howard To Direct Pilot Episode Of Dark Comedy Series ’68 Whiskey’

Ron Howard has run far, far away from the “Star Wars” universe for his next project. Fresh off the disappointing box office run of “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” the filmmaker is trying something completely different – a dark comedy TV pilot.

According to Deadline, Howard has signed a deal with the Paramount Network to direct the pilot for “68 Whiskey.” The series is an adaptation of the Israeli series “Charlie Golf One,” which follows a multicultural mix of Army medics, who are stationed at “The Orphanage,” a base in Afghanistan.

Continue reading Ron Howard To Direct Pilot Episode Of Dark Comedy Series ’68 Whiskey’ at The Playlist.
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Paramount Network Orders Dark Comedy Pilot With Ron Howard Directing

Paramount Network has ordered a pilot for the dark comedy “68 Whiskey.”

Ron Howard is attached to direct the pilot. He will also executive produce via Imagine Television Studios along with Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo. The project is an adaptation of the Israeli series “Charlie Golf One.” It follows a multicultural mix of men and women deployed as Army medics to a forward operating base in Afghanistan nicknamed “The Orphanage.” Together, they endure a dangerous and Kafkaesque world that leads to self-destructive appetites, outrageous behavior, intense camaraderie and occasionally, a profound sense of purpose.

Roberto Benabib will write and executive produce.
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Paramount Network Orders Ron Howard-Directed Dark Comedy Pilot ’68 Whiskey’

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Paramount Network Orders Ron Howard-Directed Dark Comedy Pilot ’68 Whiskey’
Paramount Network has ordered a pilot for “68 Whiskey,” an adaptation of Israeli TV series “Charlie Golf One,” from Ron Howard and Brian Grazer’s Imagine Television Studios.

Howard will direct the pilot, a dark comedy written by “The Brink” co-creator Roberto Benabib. CBS TV Studios is co-producing and co-financing the project with Imagine, per a first look deal between the two companies. Howard will executive produce along with Grazer and Imagine Television Group Chairman Francie Calfo.

“68 Whiskey” (working title) follows a multicultural mix of men and women deployed as Army medics to a forward operating base in Afghanistan nicknamed “The Orphanage.” Together, they endure a dangerous and Kafkaesque world that leads to self-destructive appetites, outrageous behavior, intense camaraderie and occasionally, a profound sense of purpose.

Also Read: Imagine Entertainment Signs Justin Wilkes as Head of New Documentary Wing

Zion Rubin, who created “Charlie Golf One,” will also serve as an
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New projects from Dardennes, Niels Arden Oplev, Gianfranco Rosi to receive Eurimages backing

New projects from Dardennes, Niels Arden Oplev, Gianfranco Rosi to receive Eurimages backing
The chosen projects include 23 fiction films, 6 documentaries and 1 animation.

Thirty feature projects will receive production support from European cinema support fund Eurimages, it was announced in Montreal.

A total of €6,447,783 will be invested in 23 fiction films, six documentaries and one animated feature. Contemporary political themes are prominent.

See below for selected projects

Ahmed is the 11th feature to be directed by the Dardennes brothers, which is about a Belgian teenager who plots to kill his teacher after embracing an extremist interpretation of the Koran. Wild Bunch launched the film at Cannes last month.

Also receiving funding is Daniel, the new
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New projects from Dardennes, Arden Oplev, Rosi to receive Eurimages backing

New projects from Dardennes, Arden Oplev, Rosi to receive Eurimages backing
The chosen projects include 23 fiction films, 6 documentaries and 1 animation.

Thirty feature projects will receive production support from European cinema support fund Eurimages, it was announced in Montreal.

A total of €6,447,783 will be invested in 23 fiction films, six documentaries and one animated feature. Contemporary political themes are prominent.

See below for selected projects

Ahmed is the 11th feature to be directed by the Dardennes brothers, which is about a Belgian teenager who plots to kill his teacher after embracing an extremist interpretation of the Koran. Wild Bunch launched the film at Cannes last month.

Also receiving funding is Daniel, the new
See full article at ScreenDaily »

Win movie merchandise with The Secret of Marrowbone

To mark the release of The Secret of Marrowbone on 13th July, we’ve been given 10 sets of merchandise including a t-shirt, torch, notebook and pen to give away.

Four siblings seek refuge in an old home after the death of their mother, only to discover that the house has another, more sinister, inhabitant, in this haunting directorial debut from Sergio G. Sánchez, screenwriter of The Orphanage and The Impossible.

Please note: This competition is open to UK residents only

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Open to UK residents only The competition will close 16th July 2018 at 23.59 GMT The winner will be picked at random from entries received No cash alternative is available To coincide with Gdpr regulations, competition entry information will not be stored once the competition has ended and the winners have been chosen and prizes sent out.

The usual T&Cs can be found here. Good Luck!
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The Casual Cinecast Journeys into Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

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This week, The Casual Cinecast dives into the latest installment of the Jurassic series, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom starring Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard! How does it compare to the first Jurassic World or the original Jurassic Park? Listen in and find out! 

As always, we start out by talking about What's On Our Minds and what we've been watching lately. Chris starts us out by catching up on the Denis Villenueve films he's missed out on with Enemy starring Jake Gyllenhaal while Justin revisited an old classic from The Criterion Collection, My Dinner with Andre. After seeing J.A. Bayona's direction in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Mike checked out another Bayona film, The Impossible starring Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor. We wrap up What's On Our Minds by discussing the latest updates on Terry Gilliam's long awaited, seemingly doomed project The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

Next,
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The Casual Cinecast Journeys into Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

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This week, The Casual Cinecast dives into the latest installment of the Jurassic series, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom starring Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard! How does it compare to the first Jurassic World or the original Jurassic Park? Listen in and find out! 

As always, we start out by talking about What's On Our Minds and what we've been watching lately. Chris starts us out by catching up on the Denis Villenueve films he's missed out on with Enemy starring Jake Gyllenhaal while Justin revisited an old classic from The Criterion Collection, My Dinner with Andre. After seeing J.A. Bayona's direction in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Mike checked out another Bayona film, The Impossible starring Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor. We wrap up What's On Our Minds by discussing the latest updates on Terry Gilliam's long awaited, seemingly doomed project The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

Next,
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‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom': Bryce Dallas Howard and Ja Bayona on Film’s Most Dangerous Scene

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‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom': Bryce Dallas Howard and Ja Bayona on Film’s Most Dangerous Scene
(Spoiler alert: Do not read on if you have not seen “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.”)

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” is chock-full of action and suspense, much of it supplied by CG dinosaurs wreaking havoc.

But for star Bryce Dallas Howard and director J.A. Bayona, the most challenging scene to shoot didn’t involve any of the prehistoric creatures at all — but an underwater episode that was as difficult to prep as it was dangerous to shoot.

It all happens — spoiler alert — when Howard’s dinosaur activist Claire and tech guy Franklin (Justice Smith) find themselves shut in a glass-covered spherical bubble vehicle when it plunges off a cliff on the Jurassic World island and into the ocean.

“You have the actors in the crystal ball sinking, running out of air. It’s very dangerous,” Bayona told TheWrap. “I was a little scared shooting it.”

Also Read: 'Incredibles 2'
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The Secret of Marrowbone Review

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After writing the screenplays for J.A Bayona’s revered ghost horror The Orphanage and his follow-up tsunami thriller The Impossible, Sergio G. Sanchez makes his directorial debut with this inconsistent but creepy supernatural thriller about a sick mother and her four children who move into the dilapidated Marrowbone House in rural America. Soon after settling in, ghostly goings on shatter the family harmony and the Marrowbone inhabitants find themselves battling a malevolent spirit which may have ties to their past.

The Secret of Marrowbone succeeds in delivering bone-rattling frights and hair-whitening tension, which many modern horrors struggle to achieve without resorting to volume cranked jump scares, but sadly its drama is hampered by flunky dialogue, hack acting and galling characters.

Sanchez’s capacity to craft sharp shocks goes some way to compensate for Tsom’s deficiencies yet his script seems trite despite hitting pivotal plot points. These blemishes are
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