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‘First Man’ Trailer Peek: Ryan Gosling and Claire Foy Blast Off

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‘First Man’ Trailer Peek: Ryan Gosling and Claire Foy Blast Off
Films like “Apollo 13” and “Gravity” have delved into the deadly risks astronauts take when they go into space, but Damien Chazelle will show how those disasters impacted Neil Armstrong, in “First Man,” his upcoming film starring Ryan Gosling as the famed Apollo 11 astronaut.

“What I really wanted to do is get to know the people who went on this unimaginable journey and take audiences along with them,” Chazelle said before unveiling the film’s first trailer at CinemaCon.

The trailer shows Gosling as Armstrong taking care of his infant child with his wife, Janet, played by Claire Foy. It then shows the couple mourning their friends in Nasa who were killed in previous missions while watching new tests and launches take place, often with disastrous results.

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Among those infamous tragedies are Ed White and Roger B. Chaffee (Jason Clarke and Cory Michael Smith), the men who were tragically killed on the launch pad during the first Apollo mission. Pablo Schreiber will also appear as Jim Lovell, the commander of Apollo 13 who said the infamous “Houston, we’ve had a problem.”

“We have every intention of coming back,” Armstrong assures his son before embarking on his lunar voyage.

“But you might not,” his son replies, to which Armstrong can only admit,”That’s right.”

First Man” will hit theaters October 12.

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Nasa Scientists Think ‘Gravity’ Is the Worst, Most Inaccurate Space Movie Ever Made

Nasa Scientists Think ‘Gravity’ Is the Worst, Most Inaccurate Space Movie Ever Made
“Gravity” earned critical acclaim, a slew of awards, and more than $700 million at the box office, which is to say that Alfonso Cuarón’s sci-fi drama was fairly successful. One subset of moviegoers wasn’t impressed, however: Nasa scientists. In a BBC video in which the women helping us conquer the final frontier list the best and worst movies set in space, “Gravity” is repeatedly cited as the most inaccurate of them all.

Others to earn ire due to scientific inaccuracies are “Mission to Mars,” “Armageddon,” and “Red Planet”; “Planet of the Apes,” and “Spaceballs” receive (dis)honorable mentions as well. Alas, “Gravity” stands above all the others for being utterly divorced from reality. Everything that could go wrong went terribly, terribly wrong, and that’s not exactly the feeling we want everybody to have about this industry,” one scientist says.

It’s not all negative, however. “Interstellar,” “Hidden Figures,
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Have Your Say: In Spaaaaaaaaaace...

This weekend I went to visit the Imagine Film Festival in Amsterdam, an absolutely fantastic genre movie event as always. One of the films I saw there was Klim Shipenko's Salyut-7, a riveting space thriller, based on the 1985 attempt to save the titular Russian space station after it became uncontrollable. A review will follow soon but rest assured I had a great time with the film. When I told this to friends, they asked me if it was like Apollo 13, or more like Gravity, and it made me wonder what was actually the best film about (semi-)realistic spaceflight I had ever seen. So let's make that the topic for this week: what are your favorite films in (or about) travel in spaaaaaaaaaace? Chime...

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Damien Chazelle’s ‘First Man’ Is Apparently More Thriller Than Biopic

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Damien Chazelle’s first movie post-La La Land is the Neil Armstrong film First Man. What we presumed to be a standard biopic led by Ryan Gosling as Armstrong is apparently not the case at all. Speaking to The Boston Globe, the film’s screenwriter Josh Singer indicates that Chazelle has other plans for the movie – it possibly being more thriller in the same vein as Gravity etc.

“Damien had a very clear vision from the outset,” Chazelle told the newspaper. “He said, ‘Can we get across how challenging this was? Can we get across the visceral nature of this?’ The space program has been depicted, tonally, on the softer side in the past. Damien said, ‘I want to be terrified the entire time.’ It’s one of the earliest things we talked about. Neil’s heroism isn’t because he landed on the moon, it’s
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Warner Bros. is Done Working With Director Brett Ratner as They Cut Ties With Him

I've never been a fan of Brett Ratner. He's one of those directors that I always wondered why studios kept hiring him to direct movies. Now, months after several women, including Olivia Munn, accused him of inappropriate sexual behavior, Warner Bros. is finally cutting their ties with him and his RatPac Entertainment.

When the allegations surfaced, the studio already had a few films in development with Ratner but that's all coming to an end. According to La Times, "Warner Bros. will not renew its $450-million co-financing agreement with Brett Ratner’s film funding company, cutting its remaining ties with the embattled director, who has been accused of sexual misconduct or assault by several women."

Ratner did build a pretty impressive producing empire at the studio. It was one of Warner Bros.' most important financial partnerships, as they helped fund hit films like Gravity and Wonder Woman. You obviously can't
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More "Ocean's 8" - New Footage

Sneak Peek more new footage, plus images from "Ocean's 8", written and directed by Gary Ross, starring Sandra Bullock ("Gravity"), Anne Hathaway ("The Dark Knight Rises") and Damien Lewis ("Band of Brothers") opening June 8, 2018:

"...'Debbie' (Bullock), the estranged sister of 'Danny Ocean', attempts to pull off the heist of the century at New York City's star-studded annual 'Met Gala'.

"Her first stop is to assemble the perfect crew including 'Lou', 'Rose', 'Eight Ball', 'Tammy', 'Amita' and 'Constance'..."

Cast also includes Cate Blanchett, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter and Richard Armitage.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Ocean's 8"...
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How Netflix's Absence Could Impact Cannes This Year

It's official: There'll be no Netflix films in Cannes this year.

The streaming giant preemptively pulled all its films from the festival after Cannes Film Festival artistic director Thierry Fremaux banned Netflix titles from its official competition.

Here is THR's look at five ways the world's number one film festival will feel the absence of Netflix.

Fewer Great Movies

No Netflix means three of the most hotly anticipated films of 2018 won't be on the Croisette: Roma, the latest from Mexican director Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity, Children of Men), Paul Greengrass' Norway, a look, from...
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Netflix Cannes snub could enflame France's theatrical windows debate

Festival under pressure from France’s powerful exhibition lobby.

Netflix’s decision to give the Cannes Film Festival a miss this year following the competition ban for films without theatrical distribution in France will likely pour oil on the country’s already inflamed media chronology debate.

The stand-off between the festival and the platform hinges in part on France’s strict media windows legislation which imposes a 36-month delay between a film’s theatrical release and its diffusion on an SVoD platform.

Under the existing framework, if Netflix were to release one of its once Cannes-tipped titles – such as Alfonso Cuarón
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Why Brad Pitt Could Be Looking to Follow George Clooney's Road to Happiness

Why Brad Pitt Could Be Looking to Follow George Clooney's Road to Happiness
Very few contemporary names conjure, not just the classic template of a movie star, but an overarching effect on a movie-watching generation, quite like the name Brad Pitt. George Clooney, of course, is another. It's never been because these two have been in one box office hit after another. The fiftysomethings are almost tied in the lifetime box office arena, each one's movies having grossed more than $2 billion. Pitt's biggest hit ever is World War Z, though his most devoted fans through the years may hold a special place in their hearts for Legends of the Fall. Clooney's No. 1 film is Gravity, and both basked in the ensemble glory...
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Veteran Film Exec Sue Kroll Begins Her Own Production Company at Warner Bros.

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After more than 20 years with Warner Bros., movie exec Sue Kroll is beginning her own banner. A press release announced that the studio’s former President of Worldwide Marketing and Distribution has launched Kroll & Co. Entertainment on the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank. In her new role Kroll will produce and develop features, television, digital, and more.

Among the films on her docket are the upcoming remake of “A Star Is Born,” starring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, crime drama “Motherless Brooklyn,” and the Nicole Kidman-led adaptation of best-seller “The Goldfinch.” Kroll is serving as exec producer on all three projects.

She’ll also produce an untitled Sandra Bullock comedy, an adaptation of the Ya dystopian novel “The Selection” with Thea Sharrock attached as director, and sci-fi action thriller “Nemesis.”

“My passion for film and television and for telling great stories is not only the cornerstone of my wonderful career,
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3D Box Office Hits Lowest Levels in Eight Years

Moviegoers are putting down the colored glasses.

Box office revenues for 3D films in the U.S. and Canada fell 18% in 2017 to $1.3 billion, according to a new report by the Motion Picture Association of America. That’s the worst showing in eight years, and a steep drop off from the $2.2 billion in revenues generated by 3D films in 2010, the year when “Avatar” generated a substantial amount of its box office grosses and helped kick off a revival of the format.

The declines accompany a larger drop in the domestic box office. Overall revenues fell roughly 2% in 2017 to $11.1 billion. The foreign box office, however, grew, hitting a record $40.6 billion.

The popularity of 3D and large screen releases varied by age group. They were most popular with moviegoers between the ages of 12 to 17, with consumers in that demographic seeing an average of 3.8 movies in 3D or large screen formats such as IMAX.
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Alfonso Cuarón Writes Essay Praising Kubrick, Explains Why He Didn’t Watch ‘2001’ Before Making ‘Gravity’

Alfonso Cuarón Writes Essay Praising Kubrick, Explains Why He Didn’t Watch ‘2001’ Before Making ‘Gravity’
Alfonso Cuarón has had his own success in the space genre with “Gravity,” which earned over $700 million worldwide and seven Oscars, but he knows no piece of science-fiction can possibly compare to Stanley Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey.” In celebration of the film’s 50th anniversary, Cuarón penned an essay for Entertainment Weekly in which he praised Kubrick’s vision and explained why he made it a rule not to watch “2001” before the making of “Gravity.”

The director writes that he first saw “2001” as a teenager and instantly knew he was witnessing “something transcendental” and “an unattainable benchmark,” which is the main reason he refused to watch Kubrick’s epic prior to production on “Gravity.” Cuarón says he researched nearly every non-fantasy space film during the development of his movie, but “2001” was always off limits to him because Kubrick’s achievement would’ve “paralyzed” him.

“I used to joke
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50 Years Later, the World Is Finally Catching Up With ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’

50 Years Later, the World Is Finally Catching Up With ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’
In the 50 years since “2001: A Space Odyssey” was first released, on April 2, 1968, no movie has matched its solemnly jaw-dropping techno-poetic majesty. It’s still the grandest of all science-fiction movies, one that inspired countless adventures set in the inky vastness of deep space (notably “Star Wars”), remaking the DNA of cinema as we know it. It completed the transformation of Stanley Kubrick into “Stanley Kubrick,” and was greeted by critics with a mixture of ecstasy and derision (Pauline Kael: “a monumentally unimaginative movie”). But after its shaky original release, which resulted in Kubrick trimming 19 minutes out of it after opening weekend, “2001” was re-marketed as a psychedelic youth-generation cult film (“The Ultimate Trip”), and that’s how it finally caught on.

It remains such a staggering experience, so mind-bending and one-of-a-kind, that you’d be hard-pressed to think of a moment in the film that isn’t iconic. The awesome opening solar alignment,
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Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel Begins Production – Brie Larson Stars

Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel

Brie Larson (left) gets hands-on help from Brigadier General Jeannie Leavitt, 57th Wing Commander (right), on a recent trip to Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada to research her character, Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel, for Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel.”

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Marvel Studios has begun principal photography in Los Angeles, California, on its newest film, “Captain Marvel.” The production is shooting in and around the greater Los Angeles area, which will also serve as the production base for the film. The production will also shoot on location in Fresno, California, as well as locations in Louisiana, including Baton Rouge and New Orleans.

Set for release in the United States on March 8, 2019, Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel” is directed by the writing/directing team of Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, whose credits include “Mississippi Grind” and “Half Nelson.” An all-star collective of accomplished writers penned the screenplay,
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Captain Marvel Begins Production! Agent Coulson and Two Guardians of the Galaxy Characters Will Return

Marvel Studios has officially started production on Captain Marvel and we have some cool news details to share! A synopsis has been released for the film and we've also learned that some other characters from previous Marvel films are set to return.

According to the press release sent out Clark Gregg will reprise his role as Agent Coulson, which was awesome to hear! It's also been revealed that two villains from the first Guardians of the Galaxy film will also return. Those characters include Lee Pace and Djimon Hounsou. The press release doesn't say who they are playing, but it's safe to say they will be back as the Kree villain Ronan the Accuser and his henchman Korath the Pursuer.

They will join previously cast Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Jude Law, Gemma Chan and Lashana Lynch. Other new cast members include Algenis Perez Soto (Sugar), Rune Temte
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‘Captain Marvel’ Adds Clark Gregg and Djimon Hounsou, Begins Production

‘Captain Marvel’ Adds Clark Gregg and Djimon Hounsou, Begins Production
Filming for Marvel’s first female-fronted superhero tentpole, “Captain Marvel,” began Monday in Los Angeles, and a behind-the-scenes photo of a pilot-suit-clad Brie Larson posing in the cockpit of a plane celebrates the occasion.

In the picture, Larson, the Oscar-winning actress who stars as the title character, smiles alongside Brigadier General Jeannie Leavitt, 57th Wing Commander. Larson shadowed Leavitt at the Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada to prepare for her role, which is based on the comic book character Carol Danvers, an Air Force Officer turned superhero.

Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, “Captain Marvel” marks the 21st film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, following the yet-to-be-released “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Ant-Man and the Wasp.” Marvel also announced that Clark Gregg (Agent Coulson), Lee Pace (Ronan the Accuser), and Djimon Hounsou (Korath the Pursuer) have officially joined the pic.

The star-studded cast also includes Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury,
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American Idol Recap: Season 16 Auditions Conclude With a Former Contestant's Dramatic Return

American Idol Recap: Season 16 Auditions Conclude With a Former Contestant's Dramatic Return
What a difference five years can make.

Sunday’s American Idol, which marked the final night of Season 16 auditions, ended with the return of a familiar face, at least to those who watched the show’s 12th season really closely.

Before melting the judges’ faces with a killer rendition of the Animals’ “House of the Rising Sun,” 24-year-old Ada Vox recalled making it to the Top 50 in 2013, back when they were “just a chubby little Latino boy” by the name of Adam. But post-Idol life wasn’t kind to Ada. “People attacked my weight, my sexuality,” Ada recalled, adding that
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Antoni Porowski From Queer Eye Looks Weirdly Similar to John Mayer

Antoni Porowski From Queer Eye Looks Weirdly Similar to John Mayer
John Mayer may just have a long-lost twin, and his name is Antoni Porowski. The Queer Eye actor posted a photo to Instagram looking almost identical to the "Gravity" singer, poking fun at their similarities in appearance. "I dunno, guys, I just don't see it," he captioned the black and white pic. "First thing I said to my husband when I saw him on queer eye..looks just like John Mayer!!" one commenter wrote under the image. "Looks just like @johnmayer on the cover of Battle Studies!" another replied. The comparison first began on Twitter in February, when a fan sent a tweet to the actor regarding his resemblance to Mayer. "Hi...
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Shane Black’s The Predator Confirmed For 3D Release

3D was a fad, and it’s on the way out. There were a couple of films (Gravity, Life of Pi, Coraline, Cave of Forgotten Dreams and, of course, Avatar) for which it seemed absolutely crucial, but for the most part, it adds nothing to a movie other than the annoyance of having to wear silly plastic glasses.

Frankly, the novelty wore off a pretty long time ago, something borne out by the death of 3D televisions and the gradual reduction in 3D screenings for major blockbusters. All this makes the news that Shane Black’s take on the galaxy’s fiercest big game hunter – The Predator – is due to get a 3D post-conversion a bit underwhelming.

I guess the Predator’s signature triple-laser sight sweeping through the smoky night could look pretty cool in 3D, and it might make some of the action scenes a little more visceral – especially
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‘American Idol’ Recap: ‘Easy’ Like Sunday Evening as Lionel Richie Takes Charge

Week two of ABC’s “American Idol” reboot found judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie loosening up as a trio, sometimes at the expense of the “babysitter” at the table: Richie. The “All Night Long” singer was on the receiving end of several whoopee cushion pranks — and one collapsed chair — as Perry and Bryan laughed on.

Still, Richie signed on to mentor and judge, and that he did to great effect on Sunday night’s (March 18) episode. Among the hopefuls: a karaoke singer, a trick horse rider, a boy that hopped on a Greyhound bus on a whim,
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