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California Production Tax Credits to Go to Quentin Tarantino’s New Movie

California Production Tax Credits to Go to Quentin Tarantino’s New Movie
The California Film Commission has selected two big-budget films – “Call of the Wild” and Quentin Tarantino’s “Untitled #9” — as recipients of the state’s production tax credit.

Tarantino’s film, which was nabbed by Sony, is getting an $18 million credit. Fox’s “Call of the Wild” is getting a $17 million credit.

Both titles will be shot in-state. They join other recently announced big-budget projects for California including “Captain Marvel,” “Island Plaza,” “Midway,” “Ad Astra,” “Bumblebee,” and “Wrinkle in Time.”

The commission noted Monday that such projects would have been ineligible for tax credits under the state’s first-generation Program 1.0, which was closed to films with budgets exceeding $75 million.

“Despite aggressive incentives worldwide, California is once again competing for big projects because we’re able to provide the best overall value,” said California Film Commission executive director Amy Lemisch. “Films today can be shot just about anywhere, so it’s great to see so much production returning to the
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Fast & Furious costume designer signs on for Captain Marvel

According to a report from a report by Omega Underground, costume designer Sanja Milkovic Hays has signed on for 2019’s 90-set Captain Marvel movie.

With sci-fi franchises like Star Trek: Beyond, Total Recall and Battle Los Angeles, as well as the Fast & Furious franchise and even a Marvel entry with Blade, Hays’ past work speaks for itself. Perhaps Sanja is the perfect eye to bring life to the classic comics design. Of course, her work will also have to include not only the titular character’s famous look, but also costuming for a younger, two-eyed Nick Fury, the organisation of S.H.I.E.L.D. and for the first time ever, the intergalactic species of the Skrulls.

Presumably Hays was chosen for her experience in sci-fi in particular, as Captain Marvel is said to be set primarily in outer space requiring a level of unique imagination. The film is
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Ray Palmer gets a mum and a DeLorean in DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow season 3

Two Instagram posts have revealed some new additions to DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow season three, with Brandon Routh’s Ray Palmer gaining a Mum and a sweet new ride.

In the first of the two posts it is confirmed that former Jessica Jones actress Susie Abromeit will be portraying Ray Palmer’s mother in the 80’s. This is set to take place in Episode 4 of the new season, with the plot focusing upon Ray’s dark past, building upon the lighthearted character we now know today.

As well as playing Hogarth’s girlfriend, Pam, in the previously mentioned Jessica Jones, Abromeit has also had roles in Battle Los Angeles, Chicago Med and Devious Maids. The episode will be titled ‘Phone Home,’ a direct reference to the Spielberg classic, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.

This won’t be the only classic movie reference this season however as it appears Ray Palmer is set to get a DeLorean,
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Megan Leavey movie review: a soldier and her dog

MaryAnn’s quick take… This deeply satisfying military drama demonstrates that a simple, even familiar story can be powerfully effective when told with big heart and solid craft. I’m “biast” (pro): I’m desperate for stories about women; I’m a sucker for stories about dogs

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

I might have had something in my eye there by the end of this deeply satisfying military drama, which demonstrates that a simple story — even a familiar one — can be powerfully effective when told with big heart and solid craft.

This one isn’t entirely familiar, however. The honking big freshness to Megan Leavey is right there in the title: here it’s a young woman with no direction in life and few skills for coping with adult relationships who gains confidence and finds purpose when she joins the Marines,
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Trailers That Ruled, Movies That Stunk: Battle: Los Angeles

I’m not sure why I didn’t think of this segment before but I’m glad it’s starting today. As many of you might know by now, I don’t hold a lot of weight on movie trailers with regards to how good a film will be. And it’s for good reason. Too often we’ve been duped by a trailer that absolutely rocks and then the movie itself, doesn’t nearly live up to how awesome we thought it was going to be. It’s because in reality movie trailers are a big business. They play an integral role in marketing of films so the

Trailers That Ruled, Movies That Stunk: Battle: Los Angeles
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Netflix’s Spectral Trailer Finds Ghostly Aliens Attacking The World

How do you stop an enemy you can’t see coming? That’s the basis behind Spectral, Netflix’s original sci-fi feature, which got its first official trailer today.

Once set to be a summer tentpole release under Universal, Netflix took over the reigns. Not known for their extensive marketing campaigns, this first look at their expensive new sci-fi project comes a mere week before it hits the streaming site. It finds James Badge Dale, Emily Mortimer and Bruce Greenwood as a special-ops team fighting a race of supernatural aliens attacking the world. While the trailer doesn’t give away a lot in terms of plot, it does showcase a great deal in terms of scope, proving that Netflix is willing to pay top dollar to provide high-grade cinema to their audience. Here’s hoping Spectral‘s story is given as much care as its high-quality special effects were.

If nothing else,
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The Most Disappointing – Independence Day: Resurgence

Anghus Houvouras shares his disappointment with Independence Day: Resurgence

Terrible movies are fascinating and this day and age seem far more frequent. I don’t want to be one of these bandwagon hopping pitchfork wielding mob types who screams bloody murder over the terrible amount of sequels, prequels, and reboots happening in Hollywood right now. Not unless these metaphorical pitchforks transformed into real ones I was allowed the opportunity of ten minutes in a soundproof room with whomever is responsible for the abomination that is Independence Day: Resurgence.

Oh sweet Bard, help me find the words to properly describe this experience of watching this weird wet fart of a feature film. Imagine passing a pine cone through your rectum. And right behind that pine cone is a porous container of hot sauce and hydrochloric acid. Once you complete this gargantuan task of passing these random items through your colon, the
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Match the blockbuster destruction to the movie – quiz

With aliens returning to Earth for more city-crushing chaos in this week’s belated sci-fi sequel Independence Day: Resurgence, how well do you know other scenes of wanton carnage?

San Andreas

Pacific Rim

Final Destination 5

Terminator: Salvation

The Day After Tomorrow


Deep Impact



Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Battle Los Angeles

War of the Worlds

The Dark Knight Rises


Man of Steel


The Avengers

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Avengers: Age of Ultron

Captain America: Civil War


The Core

World War Z

Mars Attacks!

Fast & Furious 6

A Good Day to Die Hard

Die Hard 4.0

Fast & Furious 7

Dante's Peak

Independence Day


London Has Fallen


Die Hard

Hollow Man

Mission: Impossible

Thor: The Dark World

Transformers: Age of Extinction

Guardians of the Galaxy

Star Trek Into Darkness

7 and above.

You're safe in a bunker!

0 and above.

You're a disaster

4 and above.

You're the
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Alien Invasion Movies To See Before Independence Day: Resurgence

Opening on June 24th is director Roland Emmerich’s Independence Day: Resurgence.

We always knew they were coming back. After Independence Day redefined the event movie genre, the next epic chapter delivers global spectacle on an unimaginable scale. Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet. But nothing can prepare us for the aliens’ advanced and unprecedented force. Only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can bring our world back from the brink of extinction.

The film stars Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Judd Hirsch, Vivica A. Fox, Brent Spiner, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jessie Usher, Maika Monroe, and Sela Ward.

Looking for some otherworldly films to check out before you head out to the cinemas on Friday? Have a look at Wamg’s list for Alien Invasion Movies To See Before Independence Day: Resurgence!

Earth Vs
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Dwayne Johnson Confirmed for ‘Doc Savage’

Dwayne Johnson Confirmed for ‘Doc Savage’
Dwayne Johnson is attached to star in the Sony Pictures adaptation of “Doc Savage.”

Shane Black is directing the pic from a script he co-wrote with Anthony Bagarozzi and Charles Mondry.

Black made it clear while promoting his film “The Nice Guys” that he wanted Johnson for “Doc Savage” and Johnson made it official on his Instagram account Monday morning.

Johnson also announced he will also produce the pic through his Seven Bucks Productions banner with along with Hiram Garcia.

They will join Neal H. Moritz, who was previously attached to produce with Ori Marmur (“Battle: Los Angeles”) and Michael Uslan.

One of the inspirations for the Superman character, “Doc Savage” is the story of a man with superheroic levels of intelligence and strength (who happens to be a brilliant scientist, inventor, and explorer), which began as a series of pulp novels and a radio series.

Johnson already has a
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Neil Brown Jr. Inks With Don Buchwald & Associates; Ashley Darby Signs With Abrams Artists Agency

Neil Brown Jr., who played DJ Yella in Straight Outta Compton, has signed with Don Buchwald & Associates for representation in all areas. Brown was cast this week in BBC America series Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency. He next will be seen in Iraq War drama Sand Castle opposite Henry Cavill and Nicholas Hoult. His other credits include features Fast & Furious and Battle Los Angeles. He recurred on Suits and appeared most recently in CSI: Cyber and NCIS: Los Angeles
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Here Are More Images From Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows Than You Asked For

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows is hitting theaters in two weeks. That’s not an endorsement or a condemnation so much as a piece of information with which you can choose to do just about anything. Like back out of this page. Or hold your head in your hands. Or, if you’re a fan of Paramount’s live-action take on the half-shell heroes, click through all of the new stills from the blockbuster sequel.

You won’t find anyone more apathetic about this franchise than me, so all I can tell you is that the pic will find Raphael, Leonardo, Michaelangelo, and Donatello all working together to fend off the Foot Clan and Shredder (Brian Tee), while preparing for the arrival of Krang (Brad Garrett). Some people might understand some of the words in that sentence,
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Robin Hood Fights Vampires in Modern Day Concept Teaser For Sherwood Horror

I’ve got a fun proof-of-concept teaser for you to watch for a project called Sherwood Horror. It basically centers on a modern-day version of Robin Hood that is out to kill vampires. This is the synopsis:

Sherwood Horror is about an ex-con (Rob Locksley) who joins forces with his old hunting buddies to wage war against the vampires who have taken over their town. The project is being developed by John Regan, who has enlisted the help of several talented A-list crew that includes a talented composer, makeup artist, title designers and VFX artists. These are all people who have worked on films such as Captain America: Winter Soldier, Blue Ruin, Skyfall, X-Men: First Class, Splice, Moon, Iron Man 3, Silent Hill, Furious 7, Hercules, Cloud Atlas, Star Wars Rebels, Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, Battle: Los Angeles, The Great Gatsby, World War Z and more.

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Pandemic Review

I hate making claims like the one you’re about to read, but here goes nothing: Pandemic is the Alien Outpost of 2016 – assuredly my most inconsequential critical comparison. “Alien Outpost” will mean nothing to the hordes who never discovered its existence, and I’m confident that many of you might never have heard of a little first-person thriller called Pandemic until now. But that’s why I’m here! It’s my job to constantly chug away at a never-ending pile of horror’s lesser publicized efforts while insomnia sets in and the voices keep me company.

In this who’s who of “where are they now” talents from Hollywood’s yesteryear, director John Suits dives head-first into a zombie plague that’s a little bit 28 Days Later, a tad Battlefield La (in feel), and reminiscent of Rec (not in quality, though). Beginning as any video game would (an introductory tutorial
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Original '10 Cloverfield Lane' Ending Is Not What You'd Expect

Original '10 Cloverfield Lane' Ending Is Not What You'd Expect
Back in January, many fans were surprised to see the first trailer for 10 Cloverfield Lane, attached to prints of Paramount's 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, since it was the first we've heard this title. While the title was certainly new, the project itself was not, having gone into development under titles such as Valencia and The Cellar. Now that the movie opened in theaters this weekend, taking in an impressive $25.2 million, new details have surfaced from The Film Stage regarding the original ending. There will be Spoilers below, so if you haven't seen 10 Cloverfield Lane yet, read on at your own risk.

Shortly after the trailer debuted in January, a new report detailed how this film transformed from Valencia and The Cellar to 10 Cloverfield Lane. The project was put into development several years ago under the Paramount Insurge banner, a specialty division for micro-budget projects that cost under $5 million.
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Sam Raimi To Direct Remake Of Jacques Audiard's 'A Prophet'

A few years back, it was announced that Neal H. Moritz, the producer behind cinematic acts of subtlety like "Furious 7," "Jack the Giant Slayer,"  "Battle: Los Angeles," "S.W.A.T," "Stealth," and "I Am Legend," was going to push ahead with a remake of Jacques Audiard's Oscar-nominated "A Prophet." It sent a chill down our spine, but luckily, there was no further news.....until today.... Read More: Novelist Denis Lehane Tapped To Pen Remake Of 'A Prophet' Deadline report that Sam Raimi is in early talks to direct the movie. Not the most obvious choice, but an interesting one, and let's not forget, Raimi has shown a penchant for surprises (check out his lean and nifty little thriller "A Simple Plan"). There is also a bit of silver lining to cling to as Dennis Lehane ("The Drop," "The Wire," "Mystic River") is penning screenplay, and
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Michelle Rodriguez To Star Opposite Sigourney Weaver In Tomboy, A Revenger’S Tale

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Michelle Rodriguez (Fast & Furious franchise, Girlfight, Machete) is set to star in the title role in the crime noir thriller feature film Tomboy, A Revenger’S Tale opposite Academy Award nominated and Golden Globe winning actress Sigourney Weaver (Avatar, Alien), it was announced today by producers Saïd Ben Saïd of Sbs (Carnage, Maps To The Stars) and Michel Merkt (upcoming Life, Maps To The Stars).

The film is written and to be directed by Emmy-Award winning filmmaker Walter Hill (48 Hours, The Warriors). The screenplay is based upon a story by Denis Hamill.

The Solution Entertainment Group, co-founded by Lisa Wilson and Myles Nestel, is handling international sales on the project and will introduce it to buyers at the upcoming American Film Market. ICM is representing North American rights.

The feature film will begin shooting on November 9th in Vancouver.

Tomboy, A Revenger’S Tale is
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Michelle Rodriguez, Jason Mitchell And John Lasseter To Present At 42nd Student Academy Awards On Thursday, September 17

Actress Michelle Rodriguez, actor Jason Mitchell and Oscar-winning director John Lasseter, along with Roy Conli, Don Hall and Chris Williams, the producing and directing team behind the Animated Feature Film Oscar winner “Big Hero 6,” will be presenters at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 42nd Student Academy Awards on Thursday, September 17, at 7:30 p.m. at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

The awards ceremony caps a week of industry activities for the 15 winning student filmmakers from the U.S. and abroad.

Rodriguez is a versatile actress whose breakout performance in “Girlfight” (2000) garnered her numerous awards, including an Independent Spirit Award for Best Debut Performance as well as a National Board of Review Award for Breakthrough Performance-Female. She went on to star in the multi-billion dollar “Fast and Furious” franchise. In addition, Rodriguez has starred in such film and television projects as “Avatar” for director James Cameron,
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10 Movie Trailers that Surpassed Their Feature Length Counterparts

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Feature length films can hardly hope to brave their condensed highlighted counterparts. Often a series of the film's most striking visual scenes and a tangent on the films main “ideas” they can sometimes surpass the grind of an hour, two, or three at a traveling peak of over sensory delight. Below I have assembled trailers that transcended their full-length partners or did well to weave a convincing mask.

Star Wars Episode 2: Attack Of The Clones

In this film's teaser trailer, Vader’s heaves provide the tempo. Cutting in and out of black, brief awesome imagery of a grown Anakin, Boba Fett, and nostalgic bites of space battles fill the black. The snippets are thrilling, promising even (We hoped for an improved return). But at that point we hadn’t seen Hayden Christensen’s awkward portrayal of the soon to be iconic villain, or witnessed George Lucas’s taxing foreboding.
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100 Essential Action Scenes: Attacks!

Sound on Sight undertook a massive project, compiling ranked lists of the most influential, unforgettable, and exciting action scenes in all of cinema. There were hundreds of nominees spread across ten different categories and a multi-week voting process from 11 of our writers. The results: 100 essential set pieces, sequences, and scenes from blockbusters to cult classics to arthouse obscurities.

If you’ve seen a film montage in the last 10 years, then you’ve been witness to at least one of the scenes mentioned on this list: the vibrating water glass from Jurassic Park signaling the T-Rex prowling nearby. It’s the perfect type of image to tell the audience: something is coming. These flashes of exhilaration are fan-favorites, and it’s no surprise to see them featured prominently as the centerpieces for some of the greatest films ever. It’s the invasion when the aliens come out of the sky, the
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