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Replicas Trailer Has Keanu Reeves Trying to Clone a Dead Family

Replicas Trailer Has Keanu Reeves Trying to Clone a Dead Family
Replicas brings acting legend and genre icon Keanu Reeves back to the world of sci-fi, and it looks down right creepy. Today, we have the trailer for this thriller, which evokes a strong Flatliners tone with a little bit of Johnny Depp's Transcendence thrown in for good measure.

Entertainment Studios brings our first sneak peek at Keanu Reeves in the forthcoming sci-fi thriller Replicas. Reeves is joined by a cast that also includes Thomas Middleditch, Alice Eve, Emily Alyn Lind, John Ortiz and Emjay Anthony. The trailer strongly touts that this chiller is from the same guy that brought the world The Transformers. Judging from this first look footage, it's hard to tell if that's a good, bad, or potentially great thing. However you read it, the titles bring the news on like a threat.

Replicas has not been given a stateside release date yet, and though it looks like a very stylish thriller,
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Robert Wise movies: 20 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘West Side Story,’ ‘The Sound of Music,’ ‘The Sand Pebbles’

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Robert Wise movies: 20 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘West Side Story,’ ‘The Sound of Music,’ ‘The Sand Pebbles’
Robert Wise would’ve celebrated his 104th birthday on September 10. Although you won’t often hear his name mentioned among auteur theorists, the four-time Oscar winner amassed an impressive filmography in his lifetime. In honor of his birthday, let’s take a look back at 20 of his greatest films, ranked worst to best.

Wise cut his teeth as a film editor, most notably working on Orson Welles‘ landmark film “Citizen Kane” (1941), for which he received an Oscar nomination. He made his directorial debut with “The Curse of the Cat People” (1944), the first of many successful collaborations with low-budget horror producer Val Lewton.

Throughout his career, Wise excelled at a number of genres, including science fiction (“The Day the Earth Stood Still”), film noir (“Odds Against Tomorrow”), horror (“The Haunting”), war (“The Desert Rats”), comedy (“Two for the Seesaw”), and drama (“Executive Suite”). Rather than imposing his own directorial fingerprint on each film,
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Robert Wise movies: 20 greatest films ranked worst to best

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Robert Wise movies: 20 greatest films ranked worst to best
Robert Wise would’ve celebrated his 104th birthday on September 10. Although you won’t often hear his name mentioned among auteur theorists, the four-time Oscar winner amassed an impressive filmography in his lifetime. In honor of his birthday, let’s take a look back at 20 of his greatest films, ranked worst to best.

Wise cut his teeth as a film editor, most notably working on Orson Welles‘ landmark film “Citizen Kane” (1941), for which he received an Oscar nomination. He made his directorial debut with “The Curse of the Cat People” (1944), the first of many successful collaborations with low-budget horror producer Val Lewton.

Throughout his career, Wise excelled at a number of genres, including science fiction (“The Day the Earth Stood Still”), film noir (“Odds Against Tomorrow”), horror (“The Haunting”), war (“The Desert Rats”), comedy (“Two for the Seesaw”), and drama (“Executive Suite”). Rather than imposing his own directorial fingerprint on each film,
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‘First Man’ Gets Space-Age Feel With Unusual Instruments, Retro Sounds

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‘First Man’ Gets Space-Age Feel With Unusual Instruments, Retro Sounds
How do you score the story of humankind’s greatest adventure?

That was the challenge facing composer Justin Hurwitz and director Damien Chazelle in their first collaboration after winning Oscars for the 2016 musical “La La Land.” Titled “First Man,” the new film stars Ryan Gosling as astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first human to walk on the moon, in July 1969.

First Man” makes bold choices in its musical design to slip the bonds of Earth. The use of a massive orchestra — 94 pieces — comes as little surprise, but Hurwitz also incorporated such unusual instruments as the electronic theremin and the Moog synthesizer, as well as vintage sound-altering machines including Leslie speakers and an Echoplex.

Hurwitz and Chazelle started discussing “First Man” in March 2017, several months before shooting began. “There was at least a year of us questioning just what the soundscape would be, and what kind of melodies or sounds would be featured,
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‘Snowpiercer’ Director Refuses To Return For Reshoots Over Showrunner’s “Radically Different Vision”

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‘Snowpiercer’ Director Refuses To Return For Reshoots Over Showrunner’s “Radically Different Vision”
Scott Derrickson, who directed the Snowpiercer pilot, is refusing to return for reshoots over the TNT series’ vision under its new showrunner Graeme Mason.

“The 72-page Snowpiercer TV pilot script by @Josh_Friedman is the best I’ve ever read, Derrickson tweeted Friday. The feature-length pilot I made from that script may be my best work. The new showrunner has a radically different vision for the show. I am forgoing my option to direct the extreme reshoots.”

Friedman exited Snowpiercer as executive producer and showrunner in January and was replaced by Orphan Black co-creator Mason. Creative differences were blamed for Friedman’s split with the show.

Derrickson is known for directing the features Doctor Strange and The Day The Earth Stood Still, among others.

Based on the acclaimed 2013 movie by Bong Joon-ho, Snowpiercer is set seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland. It centers on the remnants of humanity,
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‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ Influenced Generations of Filmmakers Like Nolan, Cameron

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‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ Influenced Generations of Filmmakers Like Nolan, Cameron
When Stanley Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey” opened in April 1968, few in the audience understood it, though most would never admit it. All they knew was they had just seen something like they had never seen before.

The Cannes Film Festival will celebrate the 50th anniversary of “2001: A Space Odyssey” with the world premiere of an unrestored 70mm print, introduced by Christopher Nolan, May 12.

Filmmaker James Cameron was no different. At age 14, he took the film in at the Castle Theatre in Toronto — where, as in many cities, it played continuously for two years. “The word used to describe it was ‘mindblowing,’” he recalls. “It was like no cinematic journey like I’d ever seen before.”

Kubrick’s space epic hurled science fiction films far beyond the edges of the galaxy that they had inhabited up to that time. It brought a massive shift in sci-fi storytelling, as
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Red Planet Mars

It’s a review. No, it’s a rant. Stop, you’re both right. CineSavant’s overt mission is to demonstrate that old movies, especially old Science Fiction movies, are more relevant than ever. There is at present no authorized home video release of this amazing 1952 politico-religious pretzel of a movie. The surprise is that it accurately presages the media hysteria that underpins our present day Info Wars. Fake News comes from the sky, and a major world revolution results — for the better? Will religious fundamentalism rule all? This may be the most radical faith-based picture ever made.

Red Planet Mars

Revival Screening Review

Not on DVD

1952 / B&W / 1:37 Academy / 87 min.

Starring: Peter Graves, Andrea King, Herbert Berghof, Walter Sande, Marvin Miller, Willis Bouchey, Morris Ankrum, Orley Lindgren, Bayard Veiller, Vince Barnett, Lewis Martin.

Cinematography: Joseph F. Biroc

Film Editor: Francis D. Lyon

Production assistant: Robert H. Justman

Original
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All The Money In The World Coming to Digital and Blu-ray April 10th

From director Ridley Scott (The Martian, Gladiator) comes the thrilling crime drama All The Money In The World, available on Digital March 27 and on Blu-ray and DVDApril 10 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Academy Award nominee Michelle Williams (2016, Best Supporting Actress, Manchester by the Sea) and 2017 Academy Award nominee Christopher Plummer (Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, All The Money In the World) and Mark Wahlberg (The Fighter, The Departed) star in the explosively entertaining story inspired by the 1973 Getty kidnapping. This Oscar®-nominated thriller makes its eagerly awaited home entertainment debut with must-own bonus features, including 8 deleted scenes and 3 featurettes inspired by the true events of this shocking tale and an inside look at its already-legendary production.

Join director Ridley Scott and the cast and crew as they discuss the fast-paced and exciting way Scott filmed this epic movie — including looks into the wardrobe, locations and score
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Attraction (Prityazhenie) movie review: when Et is dreamy

MaryAnn’s quick take… It has a spectacular opening sequence, and features a few minor tweaks to alien-invasion tropes. But the teen romance at its center reduces this to a very inconsequential first contact. I’m “biast” (pro): big science fiction geek

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto) women’s participation in this film

(learn more about this)

A few years ago, Fedor Bondarchuk directed the first ever Russian film shot in 3D IMAX, the historical action drama Stalingrad, which was a huge box office hit there. Now he’s back with Attraction, another huge hit in 3D IMAX in Russia last year. The film is not, alas, being released in 3D IMAX in the UK, which is a shame only because the spectacle of its opening sequence might just about make the movie worth paying for, too experience it in such a dramatic format.
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All the Money in the World movie review: cashed out

MaryAnn’s quick take… The most interesting thing about this all-over-the-place drama-thriller is Ridley Scott’s last-minute Hail Mary pass to replace a disgraced cast member. The finale is tense and exciting, but it’s a slog to get there. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): hot and cold on Ridley Scott lately

I have not read the source material

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto) women’s participation in this film

(learn more about this)

Well, it’s one way to ensure that your movie is remembered in the annals of cinema: replace one of your leading actors after the film is finished, reshoot and reedit and do all the other ancillary work (new posters!) in a mere few weeks, and still meet your release date. Nothing like this had ever been done before in Hollywood, but Ridley Scott pulled it off,
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‘All the Money in the World’: How Ridley Scott Faced the Kevin Spacey Chaos and Went Into Battle Mode

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‘All the Money in the World’: How Ridley Scott Faced the Kevin Spacey Chaos and Went Into Battle Mode
“All the Money in the World” screenwriter David Scarpa calls it “the day of infamy:” On October 29, actor Anthony Rapp accused Kevin Spacey of “making a sexual advance” 31 years ago, when Rapp was 14. Soon, others came forward with similar claims, and director Sir Ridley Scott went into action. “I didn’t exactly go, ‘Yipee!,'” he said. “I go into battle mode.”

Self described as “born competitive,” Scott recently told a Q&A audience: “Within hours, I said, ‘Right, I’m going to recast this.'” And with that he added an estimated 25 percent (about $10 million) to the film’s budget and made a kind of cinematic history, replacing the scandal-plagued Spacey with acting veteran Christopher Plummer.

Read More: ‘All the Money in the World’ Review: Ridley Scott Proves an Expert Surgeon, but the Results Are Less Impressive

Time was of the essence: Not only did the December release date
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You Have Less Than a Month to Watch All 6 Seasons of Lost Before It Leaves Netflix

We were so busy obsessing over all of the new titles hitting Netflix in January that we almost forgot to pour one out for the many, many movies and TV shows that are bidding the streaming giant adieu. In exchange for Love Actually, Bring It On, and The Godfather, it looks like Netflix is giving up the Saw franchise, Pulp Fiction, and all six seasons of Lost. Check out the rest of the titles you need to watch Asap below! Jan. 1 Chicago Daddy Day Care Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood Dressed to Kill E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Forrest Gump Four Brothers Free Willy Grease Gremlins I Am Sam Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: The Fifteenth Year Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: The Fourteenth Year Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: The Seventeenth Year Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: The
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New All the Money Trailer Reveals Christopher Plummer as J. Paul Getty

New All the Money Trailer Reveals Christopher Plummer as J. Paul Getty
Sony Pictures has released the second trailer for their highly-anticipated thriller All the Money in the World, but quite a lot has changed since the first trailer was released back in September. Last month, after numerous sexual assault allegations were levied against star Kevin Spacey, the decision was made to replace the actor with Christopher Plummer, in the pivotal role of J. Paul Getty. Now the first footage from these last-minute reshoots have been released in this trailer. The studio has also released four new character posters, featuring Christopher Plummer as J. Paul Getty, Christopher Plummer as his kidnapped grandson John Paul Getty III, Michelle Williams as his mother Gail Harris and Mark Wahlberg as Fletcher Chase, J. Paul Getty's fixer.

This trailer and character posters come just hours after the first look photo of Christopher Plummer on the last-minute reshoots, which took place in London and Rome between November 20 and today,
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Spider-man: Homecoming Producer is Developing a New Alien Sci-Fi Film Called Envoy

Producer Amy Pascal (Spider-Man: Homecoming) has picked up the rights to a sci-fi thriller called Envoy from screenwriter Kat Wood. The film is said to be a character-driven story that is said to be in the same vein of Arrival and The Day The Earth Stood Still.

According to Deadline, the story follows "an elite military intelligence specialist who jumps at the chance to take part in the selection process to become the first-ever human representative to alien life."

Sounds like it could turn out to be a solid film and I'm curious to know what else the story entails. We really don't have much to go off of, but the initial concept is interesting. It's always interesting to see the different interpretations of extraterrestrial life in the movies.

Amy Pascal has got several projects in development such as Venom, Silver & Black, and an Amazon series called Mercury 13 , which is
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Pascal Pictures Acquires Kat Wood’s Sci-Fi Spec “Envoy”

Wood: Jameson Irish Whiskey

Amy Pascal has yet another promising project in the works. According to Deadline, Pascal Pictures nabbed the rights to Kat Wood’s sci-fi thriller spec “Envoy.” Described as being in the vein of “Arrival” and “The Day the Earth Stood Still,” the pic follows “an elite military intelligence specialist who jumps at the chance to take part in the selection process to become the first-ever human representative to alien life.”

Wood is an award-winning writer-director. She made her feature debut with 2015’s “Arthur & Merlin,” and her shorts include “Home” and “Mr. Bojagi.”

Pascal has a number of projects on our radar, including two awards season contenders: Jessica Chastain-starrer “Molly’s Game,” a poker drama based on Molly Bloom’s memoir, and Meryl Streep-led “The Post,” a star-studded drama depicting The Washington Post’s decision to publish the Pentagon Papers. She’s also producing a female astronaut series for Amazon,
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Sci-Fi Thriller Spec ‘Envoy’ Sells To Pascal Pictures

Exclusive: Amy Pascal and her Pascal Pictures pre-emptively picked up the sci-fi thriller spec Envoy from screenwriter Kat Wood. The character-driven piece is said to be in the vein of Arrival and The Day The Earth Stood Still and is about an elite military intelligence specialist who jumps at the chance to take part in the selection process to become the first-ever human representative to alien life. The project was brought into Pascal Pictures by Eric Fineman. This adds…
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Kevin Spacey To Be Replaced By Christopher Plummer In ‘All The Money In The World’

In a somewhat unprecedented move, Ridley Scott is set to reshoot scenes from his upcoming movie All The Money In The World, replacing actor Kevin Spacey with Christopher Plummer as John Paul Getty. This comes following sexual assault and harassment allegations against Spacey. The film’s release date of December 22nd Stateside is expected to be met with new scenes shot over the coming weeks. The news of comes after Netflix had said that they would also not be involved with any further production of House of Cards that includes Kevin Spacey. Options are being explored for the future of the flagship. More on the All The Money In The World Kevin Spacey exit below.

All The Money In The World Kevin Spacey Exit – Will Be Replaced By Christopher Plummer

All The Money In The World follows the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III (Charlie Plummer) and the desperate
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Halloween 2017: 31 Movies to Watch on Netflix This October

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Happy October, boils and ghouls! Now that our favorite month has officially kicked off, that means many of us are putting together a list of must-watch movies to get into the Halloween spirit. With that in mind, this writer has once again pulled together a varied list of 31 (well, technically more than 31, but who can resist cheating a bit when it comes to horror movies?) films that are currently streaming on Netflix that should undoubtedly get you primed for the big day on October 31st.

It’s worth noting that several great titles not included on this list are making their way to Netflix during October that would also make for great Scary Movie Month additions, including Cult of Chucky on 10/3, Raw on 10/4, and the Stephen King adaptation 1922 on 10/20, with season 2 of Stranger Things kicking off on 10/27.

Happy viewing, everyone, and look for more Halloween-related articles coming your way all month long,
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Ridley Scott's All the Money in the World Trailer Teams Wahlberg and Spacey

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Sony Pictures has released the first trailer, poster and photo for All the Money in the World, which could very well be one of the early Oscar candidates this year, showcasing an incredible true story. Kevin Spacey stars as billionaire oil magnate J. Paul Getty, who was once considered the richest man in the history of the world, although he would not use that wealth to free his 16-year-old grandson John Paul Getty III, when he was kidnapped in 1973. What's perhaps the most impressive part of this trailer is how quickly this movie came together in the first place.

We first reported on this project almost exactly six months ago in March, when director Ridley Scott signed on to this kidnapping drama, with production slated to begin this past May, despite no cast members being attached. While production start dates often come and go without coming to fruition, the film wrapped principal photography in mid-August,
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Visual Effects Society: The Top 70 VFX Films of All Time Include ‘Star Wars,’ ‘Blade Runner,’ and ‘Citizen Kane’

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Visual Effects Society: The Top 70 VFX Films of All Time Include ‘Star Wars,’ ‘Blade Runner,’ and ‘Citizen Kane’
In honor of its 20th anniversary, the Visual Effects Society polled its membership to list the 70 most influential VFX films of all time. James Cameron led the pack with six entries (“The Abyss,” “Aliens,” “Avatar,” “Terminator,” “Terminator 2: Judgment Day,” and “Titanic”); Steven Spielberg followed close behind with five (“Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” “E.T. the Extraterrestrial,” “Jaws,” “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” and “Jurassic Park”); and Peter Jackson had four Oscar winners (“The Lord of the Rings” trilogy and “King Kong”).

“The Ves 70 represents films that have had a significant, lasting impact on the practice and appreciation of visual effects as an integral element of cinematic expression and storytelling,” said Ves board chair Mike Chambers. “We see this as an important opportunity for our members, leading visual effects practitioners worldwide, to pay homage to our heritage and help shape the future of the global visual effects community. In
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