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The Last Word on ‘Baby Driver’

So, I’ve been hearing about ‘Baby Driver‘ for awhile, and despite all the praise it was getting; I had this sickening thought that couldn’t leave me that seem to force me to remain skeptical. I didn’t realize how skeptical I should’ve been until I started watching it though. This movie basically starts the same way that ‘Drive’ began, and it’s, basically the same story, just filtered through writer/director Edgar Wright. Yeah, Wright is the main reason I remained skeptical; in just a short time he’s developed a huge fanbase, and the guy is talented. He made ‘Hot Fuzz’ which remains one of the funniest comedies I’ve seen this decade, one that I’ve gone back to several times over. That was my first movie of his, but most people were familiar with him through ‘Shaun of the Dead‘ originally, the first of
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Throwback Thursday: William Friedkin Laughs At Nicolas Winding Refn Calling ‘Only God Forgives’ A “Masterpiece”

Hey, it’s #ThrowbackThursday and in the spirit of trying out something new, we thought we’d try out a new franchise where we look to the past and highlight something in cinema history that’s fascinating, amusing, perhaps something you never knew or have seen, you name it.

Today, we’d like to showcase a behind the scenes conversation that happened between legendary director William Friedkin and “Drive” filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn for the making of the 40th Anniversary Collector’s Edition Blu-ray release of Friedkin’s underappreciated 1977 gem, “Sorcerer,” which arguably stands as probably the highlight of the whole disc.
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Action Lab: Danger Zone announces new action series Aberrant

Action Lab: Danger Zone has announced the upcoming launch of Aberrant, an action series from prolific Hollywood screenwriter Rylend Grant. Check out a preview of the first issue here…

David, a U.S. Army Special Operations Commander, distraught after losing his entire unit to a superhuman attack, wages an absolutely brutal one-man war on the eccentric billionaire and former superhero, Lance Cordrey, whom he believes is ultimately responsible. That is until Nelson Little, the head of a clandestine paramilitary outfit called Article 13, provides David with evidence that Cordrey may be a patsy, and David’s men were killed as part of a vast and twisted government/military conspiracy.

Aberrant #1 will go on sale on June 27th 2018.

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MipTV: India’s Applause Acquires Remake Rights to Hit Israeli shows from Armoza

London – – Indian content producer Applause Entertainment has acquired remake rights to three hit Israeli shows from Israel’s Armoza Formats.

“Hostages” is a crime thriller that has been sold worldwide and was adapted for CBS by Jerry Bruckheimer Television and Warner Bros. Television. “La Famiglia” and “Honey Badgers” are comedies.

Casting, writing and pre-production on the three remakes are underway.

Applause Entertainment is a part of the $50 billion Aditya Birla Group that has interests across sectors. After producing acclaimed Bollywood films “Dev” (2004) and “Black” (2005), the company lay dormant for more than a decade before being revived in 2017 with a $45 million
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East End Film Festival Movie Review – West of Sunshine (2018)

West of Sunshine, 2018

Directed by Jason Raftopoulos

Starring Damian Hill, Ty Perham, Arthur Angel, Kat Stewart, Faye Smythe


Jim (Damian Hill) has been given a deadline to pay back a substantial debt to a dangerous loan shark or face the consequences. His escape plan consists of backing a race horse, borrowing off friends, and dodging phone calls, but he doesn’t take into account the fact it’s his day to look after his young son (Tyler Perham), a turn of events that puts both of them at risk.

With its tale of fallible nice guy struggling to do right by his family, this Antipodean drama drives the same roads as Scott Cooper’s Out of Furnace, and on a surface level even recalls Kevin Costner kid in a car crime caper A Perfect World, but despite some wonderfully shot sequences and decent performances, West of Sunshine drifts along
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BBC Sells Controversial Russian Mob Drama ‘McMafia’ to Russia (Exclusive)

BBC Studios has managed to sell Russian mob drama “McMafia” to Russia itself, despite objections from Russian authorities to the series when it aired in Britain and amid worsening relations between the two countries over the poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripal, Variety has learned.

The series, which centers on a global crime ring run out of Russia, was broadcast on the BBC in the U.K. and AMC in the U.S., and will go out in Russia on the country’s free-tv channel Friday. Starring James Norton, who had a major role in the BBC’s adaptation of
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You Were Never Really Here | Review

Where Have You Been?: Ramsay Returns with Pronouncedly Fractured, Melancholic Adaptation

Returning from a six year hiatus after 2011’s We Need To Talk About Kevin, Scottish auteur Lynne Ramsay delivers a career best with a poetically fractured adaptation of Jonathan Ames’ novel You Were Never Really Here. Evoking a Joyce Carol Oates rhythm of a war veteran who’s been suffering from Ptsd symptoms since childhood and since morphed into a violently inclined assassin/enforcer, Ramsay streamlines B-genre narrative tropes into an efficient and emotionally potent psychological portrait which recalls the woozy style of Nicolas Winding Refn’s Drive (2011) remixed with Paul… Read the rest

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Joaquin Phoenix is unforgettable in the stylish “You Were Never Really Here”

Ever since the Cannes Film Festival last year, buzz has been building for Lynne Ramsay’s follow up to We Need to Talk About Kevin. The movie in question is You Were Never Really Here, and boy is it something. Opening this week, Ramsay has crafted something truly remarkable. Very much a cinematic cousin to Drive, this is the filmmaker putting her stamp on what otherwise could be a throwaway genre outing. Whereas a studio would have shaved off the rough edges and made this a Liam Neeson vehicle (not that those don’t have their own merits), here we have something far more offbeat. It’s also easily one of the three best films of 2018 so far. The movie is like a lucid fever dream. IMDb describes it as such: “A traumatized veteran, unafraid of violence, tracks down missing girls for a living. When a job spins out of control,
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‘Terminal’: Margot Robbie Is A 21st Century Femme Fatale in Gorgeous Footage From Noir Thriller — Watch

‘Terminal’: Margot Robbie Is A 21st Century Femme Fatale in Gorgeous Footage From Noir Thriller — Watch
Margot Robbie is about to get incredibly fearless in her latest acting-producing project “Terminal.” The noir thriller couldn’t be more different than her first producing gig “I, Tonya,” which ended up winning an Oscar for Allison Janney and earning Robbie her first Best Actress nomination. New footage from the movie has debuted, and it very much follows in the footsteps of hyper-realized Neo-noir films like “Drive” and “Lost River.”

The official synopsis from Rlje Films reads: “In the dark heart of a sprawling, anonymous city, ‘Terminal’ follows the twisting tales of two assassins carrying out a sinister mission, a teacher battling a fatal illness, an enigmatic janitor and a curious waitress leading a dangerous double life. Murderous consequences unravel in the dead.”

“Terminal” opens in select theaters May 11. Watch the gorgeous new footage in the trailer below.
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Director John Hyams Assures His ‘Maniac Cop’ Remake is Still Happening

Director John Hyams Assures His ‘Maniac Cop’ Remake is Still Happening
It was announced several years ago that William Lustig’s Maniac Cop was on the remake chopping block, with Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive) producing, Ed Brubaker (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) writing and John Hyams (Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning) directing. The most recent update on the project, however, didn’t seem good; the original’s writer, Larry Cohen, noted “it’s […]
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Emmy spotlight: Will ‘The Alienist’ repeat the success of Cary Joji Fukunaga’s last murder mystery ‘True Detective’?

TNT’s “The Alienist” follows the investigation into a series of grisly murders that haunt a team of investigators. In that sense it’s not unlike HBO’s anthology “True Detective.” The first season of that drama won 5 Emmys out of 12 nominations in 2014, including one for Cary Joji Fukunaga‘s direction. Now Fukunaga is an executive producer and writer for “The Alienist,” so will he return to the Emmy race? If so he’ll be migrating to new categories: his season of “True Detective” was entered as a drama at the Emmys, but “The Alienist” is expected to compete as a limited series.

Apart from Fukunaga’s participation and similarities in tone, “The Alienist” is a quite different series, but it might appeal to many of the same television academy members who voted for “True Detective” or other crime series like “Boardwalk Empire” and “The Night Of.” Where season one
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A Warning for Broadcast TV: When There Are Too Many Shows to Watch, Generic Titles Like ‘Deception’ Just Don’t Cut It

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ABC just premiered its latest twist on the cop procedural format — a pretty fun show starring Jack Cutmore-Scott as Cameron Black, a stage magician who decides to use his talents to help the FBI solve crimes while also investigating a mystery of his own.

A magician doing illusions to solve crime is a fresh twist on the genre, Cutmore-Scott is a charming lead, the supporting cast is fantastic, and the magic seen in the pilot is really cool. But what’s this show titled? “Deception.”

That’s right, “Deception” — not to be mistaken for the 1946 film starring Bette Davis and Claude Reine, the 2008 film starring Ewan McGregor and Hugh Jackman, the 2013 NBC series about a lady detective investigating her childhood best friend’s murder, or countless other low-budget films over the years. “Deception” is a one-word title so generic and bland that by the end of this sentence, you’ll
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Hilarious Parody Trailer For Drive 2: The Uber Years

If the first Drive film came up short on explaining just what happened to the Driver perhaps this parody of the film, Drive 2: The Uber Years, will be able to tell you just how things ended up for the tough guy. Somehow it seems like he might want to go back to his old gig no matter how dangerous it was. Uber drivers definitely don’t get enough respect it would seem, especially since they’re providing a service that people want. Anyone ever notice that any service job seems to be looked down upon for some insane reason? Those people

Hilarious Parody Trailer For Drive 2: The Uber Years
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‘Collateral’: Creator David Hare Broke Every Rule He Could While Writing His First TV Show, and He Won’t Do a Season 2

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‘Collateral’: Creator David Hare Broke Every Rule He Could While Writing His First TV Show, and He Won’t Do a Season 2
The reason two-time Academy Award nominee David Hare (“The Hours,” “The Reader”) wanted to write the BBC2/Netflix limited series “Collateral” is that he felt no one else was writing television about the issue at its center: Illegal immigration.

“I think the movement of people is the biggest subject of the 21st century and nobody’s writing about it,” he said to IndieWire in a recent interview. “In the last few summers, we’ve had attempted mass migration from Libya, Syria, Iraq, Egypt, from everywhere. People are trying to get into Western countries. And obviously the West is trying to protect itself against the arrival of these people. This is going to play out in the coming years. I wanted to write about it as a matter of urgency.”

The four-hour drama stars the stellar Carey Mulligan (“Mudbound,” “Drive,” “An Education”) as Di Kip Glaspie, a detective investigating the shooting
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‘Logan’s Run’ Remake Lands Simon Kinberg to Direct, ‘Hunger Games’ Scribe to Write

‘Logan’s Run’ Remake Lands Simon Kinberg to Direct, ‘Hunger Games’ Scribe to Write
A remake of the sci-fi classic Logan’s Run has been in the works for over a decade. The project has seen several filmmakers come and go as it has developed over the years, including Bryan Singer (X-Men), Joseph Kosinski (Tron Legacy), and even Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive). Now a a new director has stepped up […]

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The Hunger Games writer to pen Logan’s Run for X-Men: Dark Phoenix director

Having been in development for several years now, it looks like Warner Bros. may finally be ready to move forward with its Logan’s Run remake.

Deadline is reporting that the studio has closed a deal for Simon Kinberg (X-Men: Dark Phoenix) to direct from a script by The Hunger Games writer Peter Craig.

Kinberg originally became attached back in 2015, when he signed on to write and story and treatment for the project, which is based upon William F. Noland and George Clayton Johnson’s novel and the subsequent movie adaptation.

Logan’s Run “is set in a future society where people are executed upon reaching a certain age and those that seek to avoid their fate are deemed ‘Runners.’ The protagonist, Logan, is one of those executioners, known as the Sandmen, who ends up on the run after he becomes sympathetic with members of an underground railroad of Runners.
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Movie Review – Game Night (2018)

Game Night, 2018.

Directed by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein.

Starring Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Kyle Chandler, Sharon Horgan, Billy Magnussen, Lamorne Morris, Kylie Bunbury, Jesse Plemons, Michael C. Hall, Danny Huston, and Chelsea Peretti.


A group of friends who meet regularly for game nights find themselves trying to solve a murder mystery.

The thing that surprised me the most about Game Night is how well-directed it is. Think about it, how many mainstream studio-backed comedies have good cinematography? Can you even name a scene in a comedy that was well-framed, lit or shot? Well, this one is – and that’s just the icing on the cake.

We follow the typical story of a man, Max (Jason Bateman), and a woman, Annie (Rachel McAdams) who meet at a bar on trivia night, fall in love and get married because there’s no one as competitive as them. They host
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Bold Films boards 'Dangerous Odds' starring Margot Robbie

Robbie to play cleaning lady who rises to top of criminal gambling empire.

Bold Films has partnered with Entertainment 360, the production arm of Management 360, and LuckyChap Entertainment to finance and produce Dangerous Odds starring Margot Robbie.

Independent production and finance company Bold acquired the project in turnaround from Warner Bros, where LuckyChap has its first look deal.

The project is written by Andrea Berloff (Straight Outta Compton) and sees Robbie play a cleaning lady who rises to the top of an illegal sport betting company in the 80s, helping transform it into a billion dollar a year off-shore gambling criminal empire.

Previous Bold Films projects include Dan Gilroy’s Nightcrawler, starring Jake Gyllenhaal; Damien Chazelle’s Whiplash, starring Miles Teller; and Nicholas Winding Refn’s Drive with Ryan Gosling.

Bold Films Chairman Michel Litvak said: “We are incredibly excited to work with Oscar-nominated actress Margot Robbie at this momentous time in her career. She will do an amazing
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Margot Robbie’s ‘Dangerous Odds’ Movie Gets Backing From Bold Films

Margot Robbie’s ‘Dangerous Odds’ Movie Gets Backing From Bold Films
Oscar nominee Margot Robbie’s gambling project “Dangerous Odds” is getting financed by Bold Films after it was picked up in turnaround from Warner Bros.

Robbie, who’s nominated in the best actress category for “I, Tonya” at this year’s Oscars, is producing through her LuckyChap Entertainment company and starring in the project, which centers on sports betting boss Marisa Lankester. CAA arranged the financing for the film and will represent domestic distribution rights.

Warner Bros. picked up the movie rights in 2015 to Lankester’s memoir “Dangerous Odds: My Secret Life Inside an Illegal Billion-Dollar Sports Betting Operation.”

Production companies are Bold Films, LuckyChap, and Entertainment 360. LuckyChap’s Tom Ackerley and Josey McNamara will produce alongside Bold Films’ Michel Litvak and Jon Oakes and Management 360’s Ben Forkner. Executive producers are Bold Films’ CEO Gary Michael Walters and Svetlana Metkina and Management 360’s Gabe Cohen, Chris Huvane, and [link=nm
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India Government Approves Film Coproduction Treaty With Israel

India’s Union cabinet of ministers has approved a film co-production agreement with Israel that was signed by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in January, during Netanyahu’s visit to India.

Films co-produced under the treaty will qualify as national productions and be eligible for production and post-production incentives in both countries.

In 2017, Bollywood film, “Drive,” produced by Dharma Productions with funding from the Israel Prime Minister’s Office and the Tourism Ministry, shot in Israel. Directed by Tarun Mansukhani, and starring Sushant Singh Rajput and Jacqueline Fernandez, the film will release later this year.

“The agreement will lead to mutual exchange of art and culture, create goodwill and better understanding among the people of both the countries. The agreement will also help in generation of employment,” according to a statement from India’s press information bureau.
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