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The Predator Brings in Captain America: Civil War Composer

The Predator Brings in Captain America: Civil War Composer
Henry Jackman is going to compose the score for Shane Black's The Predator. Black, who starred alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger in the original Predator, has been hard at work on the reboot/sequel for a while now, but the project is coming together and will be released in theaters this fall. One of the final pieces of the puzzle has been put into place, as the Captain America: Civil War composer has been tapped to score the original soundtrack for The Predator.

As far as composers in the modern landscape of cinema, Henry Jackman may not be the flashiest name, but he's very capable and prolific. Aside from Captain America: Civil War, some of his credits include Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Kong: Skull Island, Kick-Ass, X-Men: First Class, Captain Phillips and Disney's upcoming Wreck-It Ralph sequel, Ralph Breaks the Internet. He's also worked in the video game world,
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‘The Post’ deserved better this awards season: Will Oscar voters throw it a bone for Best Picture and/or Meryl Streep?

‘The Post’ deserved better this awards season: Will Oscar voters throw it a bone for Best Picture and/or Meryl Streep?
Stop the presses! If I were an Oscar voter, “The Post” would get my vote for Best Picture.

No other film this year was as politically timely as Steven Spielberg‘s historical drama about Washington Post editor Katharine Graham’s (Meryl Streep) release of the Pentagon Papers in 1971. While “The Post” takes place during President Nixon‘s tenure pre-Watergate, it feels just as important as ever thanks to the current administration’s constant attacks on the free press. However, the film only received two Oscar nominations: Best Picture and Best Actress for Streep. Oscar voters, my fingers are crossed that you throw “The Post” a bone in one (or both) of these categories so that the best film of the year doesn’t go home empty-handed.

See Meryl Streep in ‘The Post’: A look at her 21st Oscar nomination and the competition

Things started out well for Spielberg’s latest film,
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2018 DGA Awards winner is Oscar frontrunner for Best Director

On Feb. 3, the Directors Guild of America will reveal its pick for the best film helmer of the year at the 70th annual edition of its awards. The five DGA nominees are: Guillermo del Toro (“The Shape of Water”), Greta Gerwig (“Lady Bird”), Martin McDonagh (“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”), Christopher Nolan (“Dunkirk”) and Jordan Peele (“Get Out”).

All but McDonagh are in contention at the Academy Awards. If one of the four double nominees wins with the guild, they are all but certain to take home the Oscar on March 4 as well. The DGA aligned itself with the Academy Awards calendar in 1950. Since then all but seven of its winners for Best Director have repeated at the Oscars.

Although the DGA does an outstanding job at anointing the eventual Oscar winner, it is less sure-footed at previewing the five Oscar nominees. In its first 15 years, there were anywhere from four to 18 DGA nominees.
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Tom Hanks has now been in Five Oscar nominees for Best Picture without a nomination of his own

Tom Hanks has now been in Five Oscar nominees for Best Picture without a nomination of his own
Tom Hanks used to be synonymous with Oscars, earning five nominations and two wins between 1989 and 2001, but lately he can’t get arrested. It’s not that he’s stopped making Oscar movies. Quite the opposite. Since the last time he was nominated by the academy he has been in five Best Picture nominees without a nomination of his own: “Toy Story 3” (2010), “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” (2011), “Captain Phillips” (2013), “Bridge of Spies” (2015), and now “The Post” (2017).

Granted, “Toy Story 3” was an animated film, and no voice-over actor has ever been nominated for a competitive Oscar. And his role in “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” was relatively brief and would have been unlikely to register with Oscar voters even under the best of circumstances. But he played leading roles in “Captain Phillips,” “Bridge of Spies,” and “The Post,” and he earned major precursor nominations for two of them.

“Captain Phillips” was his biggest snub.
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The Most Famous Line in “Captain Phillips” Was Improvised

If you have watched Tom Hank’s “Captain Philips” movie, the scene where his characters cargo ship is hijacked must have caught your eye as it is not that easy to forget. The film is a true story of the gripping moments that Captain Richard Phillips faced in 2009 when his Alabama Maersk container ship was hijacked by Somali pirates as depicted by Paul Greengrass. In reality, Hanks first met the debuting actors when they were shooting the scenes of the hijacking incident. For three days, the captain stayed captive in a lifeboat. It was not until the Navy Seals came

The Most Famous Line in “Captain Phillips” Was Improvised
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Movie Review – The Pirates of Somalia (2017)

The Pirates of Somalia, 2017.

Written and Directed by Bryan Buckley.

Starring Evan Peters, Barkhad Abdi, Melanie Griffith, Russell Posner, Mohamed Mohamud Hossein, Mohamed Abdikadir, Mohamed Abdi Mohamed, Abdi Sidow Farah, Mohamed Osmail Ibrahim, Sabrina Hassan, Mohamed Barre, and Al Pacino

Synopsis:

In 2008, rookie journalist Jay Bahadur forms a half-baked plan to embed himself among the pirates of Somalia. He ultimately succeeds in providing the first close-up look into who these men are, how they live, and the forces that drive them.

I wouldn’t say the recent Tom Hanks thriller centered on the hijacking of important overseas cargo by Somalian pirates Captain Phillips is mandatory viewing before watching this parallel narrative that takes place during the same timeframe and more importantly, the heart of Somalia itself, but having perspective from both land and sea imbues viewers with more understanding and education of the country’s delicate, often misunderstood inner conflict.
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‘The Terminator’ Reboot Gives The Wheel To ‘Captain Phillips’ Writer Billy Ray

Just when we thought the “The Terminator” franchise was all but dead, James Cameron announced his unexpected return for a new trilogy.

The last two films, “Terminator: Salvation” and “Terminator: Genisys,” were soul-crushing. After those debacles, the only way many fans would hop back onboard would be if James Cameron, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Linda Hamilton all decided to return.

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Movie News: New 'Terminator' Moves Forward; Watch First 'A Wrinkle in Time' Trailer

Terminator: After securing Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton and director Tim Miller (Deadpool), the next installment in the Terminator series continues to move forward. Veteran scribe Billy Ray, an Academy Award nominee for Captain Phillips, has now been hired to rewrite the screenplay, which is based on a story by producer James Cameron that follows events after Terminator 2: Judgment Day and introduces a new set of characters. [The Wrap]   I Almost Forgot About You: Viola Davis (Fences, above) will star in an adaptation of I Almost Forgot About You, based on the popular novel by Terry McMillan. The story follows a successful optometrist who embarks on a journey of self-discovery. Malcolm D. Lee (Girls Trip) will direct. Oscar winner Ron Bass (Rain Man) will write...

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James Cameron’s Terminator Reboot/Sequel Hires Screenwriter

The last word we brought you guys on producer James Cameron and Deadpool-director Tim Miller’s new Terminator film was when we let you know that Paramount had set the film’s release date for July 26, 2019. Today we have news via The Wrap that the studio is bringing in screenwriter Billy Ray (Captain Phillips) to […]

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Oscars: Steven Spielberg’s ‘The Post’ Arrives With the Zeitgeist in Its Sights

Oscars: Steven Spielberg’s ‘The Post’ Arrives With the Zeitgeist in Its Sights
When producer Amy Pascal first acquired Liz Hannah’s spec script “The Post” she thought, “Hillary Clinton is going to win [the presidency], so this will be perfect,” the former Sony Pictures head said at the film’s first west coast screening on Sunday night. “It was the story of a woman finding her voice, and an entire country finding its voice.”

Last year’s election, of course, went in another direction, but it was still an important theme to explore, perhaps more important than ever.

Alongside members of the film’s cast and crew, Pascal was speaking to an audience of Academy, guild, and press members who filled Fox’s Darryl F. Zanuck Theater for a look at director Steven Spielberg’s latest effort, one of the awards season’s most anticipated releases. It also screened in New York on Sunday, with Spielberg and key players Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep among those in attendance.

The film, which
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Captain Phillips Writer Billy Ray Set To Rewrite New Terminator Movie

The new Terminator movie already has Deadpool director Tim Miller attached, with original director James Cameron producing. Now The Wrap reports that Captain Phillips and The Hunger Games screenwriter Billy Ray has been hired to rewrite the script for Paramount's new Terminator movie.

The new Terminator film will disregard all sequels produced after 1991’s Terminator 2: Judgment Day. The new film will also act as a launching pad for a whole new cast of characters. Cameron previously said:

“This is a continuation of the story from ‘Terminator 1’ and ‘Terminator 2.’ And we’re pretending the other films were a bad dream. Or an alternate timeline, which is permissible in our multi-verse.”

Cameron wrote and directed the first two films in the franchise, he then stepped away before Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines. Since then there have been three sequels and a TV show. Cameron goes on to say that
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The Hunger Games screenwriter polishing Terminator 6 script

With filming on the sixth instalment in the Terminator franchise slated to get underway in March, Variety is reporting that Billy Ray (The Hunger Games, Captain Phillips) has been brought in to polish the script.

The as-yet-untitled Terminator sequel/reboot is based on an idea from producer James Cameron, director Tim Miller and Skydance founder David Ellison, and has seen David S. Goyer, Justin Rhodes and Josh Friedman working on the script.

The new movie will be a direct sequel to Terminator 2: Judgment Day, ignoring the later instalments, and sees Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton reprising their roles. James Cameron has also indicated that there will be a new female lead.

See Also: Terminator 6 is going to “embrace” Arnold Schwarzenegger’s age

Terminator 6 is set for release on July 26th 2019.

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Terminator 6 Recruits New Writer, First Plot Details Revealed

After Terminator: Genisys stunk to high heaven, it looked like the iconic sci-fi franchise might finally be over. However, we should have remembered the T-800’s immortal words, as Arnold Schwarzenegger’s robot assassin will be back once again in the upcoming Terminator 6. Previously, original director James Cameron made clear that the new film would distance itself from the past three installments in the series by only acting as a sequel to T2: Judgement Day. Linda Hamilton will even reprise her role as Sarah Connor for the first time since the 1991 sequel.

On top of that, Variety is reporting that the project has just hired a new screenwriter in Captain Phillips scribe Billy Ray. Apparently handpicked by Cameron and Tim Miller, who’s set to direct, Ray will base his script off a story treatment by Cameron, Miller and David Ellison, the founder of Skydance Productions (the
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‘Terminator’ Writing Team Adds Billy Ray to Put Final Polish on Script

‘Terminator’ Writing Team Adds Billy Ray to Put Final Polish on Script
After assembling a writer’s room earlier this year to tackle the latest installment in the “Terminator” franchise, Tim Miller and James Cameron have brought on Billy Ray to join the team and give the final touches to the latest draft.

Cameron and Miller’s writer’s room included David Goyer, Justin Rhodes, and Josh Friedman. Ray is now coming on to polish the script that is based on a story conceived by Cameron, Miller, and Skydance founder David Ellison.

Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger are returning to the franchise with Skydance and Cameron producing the project. Plot details are being kept under wraps, although Cameron has said that the film will be a direct sequel to “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” since he played no part in the recent installments.

The pic is set to bow on July 26, 2019.

Known for his prestige dramas like “Captain Phillips” and “State of Play,” Ray is responsible
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‘Captain Phillips’ Writer Billy Ray to Rewrite New ‘Terminator’ Movie

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‘Captain Phillips’ Writer Billy Ray to Rewrite New ‘Terminator’ Movie
Captain Phillips” screenwriter Billy Ray has been hired to rewrite the new “Terminator” movie for Paramount and Skydance, TheWrap has learned. “Deadpool” breakout Tim Miller is slated to direct, with original director James Cameron producing the film which will disregard all sequels produced after 1991’s “Terminator 2: Judgment Day.” The new “Terminator” film will also act as an introduction of a whole new cast of characters. “This is a continuation of the story from ‘Terminator 1’ and ‘Terminator 2.’ And we’re pretending the other films were a bad dream,” Cameron said in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. “Or an alternate.
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Ken Scott’s ‘The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir’ Lures Flurry of Buyers (Exclusive)

Ken Scott’s ‘The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir’ Lures Flurry of Buyers (Exclusive)
Ken Scott’s “The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir” has lured a flurry of foreign distributors in the run up to the American Film Market, where TF1 Intl. is shopping the pic.

The colorful comedy-adventure film, which shot in English and is now in post-production, stars Indian actor Dhanush, Berenice Bejo, Barkhad Abdi (“Captain Phillips”), Erin Moriarty (“Blood Father”) and Abel Jafri (“Timbuktu”).

Sony Pictures Releasing Intl. acquired the film for for France and the U.K. in July. Before Afm, TF1 Intl. pre-sold the pic to Italy (Notorious), Spain (A Contracorriente), Australia (Icon), Japan (Tohokushinsha Film Corp.), Poland (Best Film), Greece (Odeon), Israel (Lev Cinema), Turkey (Yeni Film), Portugal (Lusomundo), Aqs (Czech Republic and Slovakia) and Falcon (Middle East).

The film was adapted from Romain Puértolas’ novel “The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir Who Got Trapped in an Ikea Wardrobe,” which came out in 2014 and has been translated into 35 languages. Pic follows
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Echo Bridge Scores Timely Evan Peters Movie ‘The Pirates Of Somalia’ For December Bow

Echo Bridge Scores Timely Evan Peters Movie ‘The Pirates Of Somalia’ For December Bow
Exclusive: Echo Bridge has acquired U.S. rights to director Bryan Buckley’s The Pirates of Somalia (formerly known as Dabka). The film, which bowed this spring at the Tribeca Film Festival, examines what led up to the hostage saga depicted in Captain Phillips. The film stars American Horror Story's Evan Peters along with Oscar nominees Barkhad Abdi, Melanie Griffith and Al Pacino. The plan is release it in 10 markets nationwide day-and-date December 8. Rights include…
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Andrey Zvyagintsev’s ‘Loveless’ Takes Top Honors at London Film Festival

Andrey Zvyagintsev’s ‘Loveless’ Takes Top Honors at London Film Festival
Andrey Zvyagintsev’s “Loveless” has won the award for best film at the BFI London Film Festival, the second time that the Russian director has claimed the honor. The film, about a boy who vanishes while his parents undergo an acrimonious divorce, is Russia’s entry in the foreign-language Oscar race.

The festival jury, headed by director Andrea Arnold, called “Loveless” a “very poetic and beautiful film, dark and told with a fierce passion. Although the film concentrated on the intimate story of one family in Russia, it felt like a universal tragedy, one that we recognized as one of the world¹s great sadnesses. The filmmaker elevated the personal to a social and political statement.

Loveless” screened in Cannes, and will be Zvyagintsev’s third film to be submitted as Russia’s official Oscar contender, after “The Return” and “Leviathan.” The latter won the London Film Festival’s award for best film in 2014.

At a ceremony
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Unprecedented: Young Chicago Non-Profit Hosts International Social Change Film Festival in Three…

Unprecedented: Young Chicago Non-Profit Hosts International Social Change Film Festival in Three…
Unprecedented: Young Chicago Non-Profit Hosts International Social Change Film Festival in Three StatesChicago EditionSocial Change, a national non-profit, will host its 6th annual Social Change Film Festival in three states: Illinois, California and New York. The Chicago showcase will run from October 13th — 15th at the renowned Harold Washington Cultural Center (Hwcc), a Social Change partner for the event, which partners with national and international organizations to bring artistic content to all and uses performing arts and media to create social action and to deter at-risk behavior in the over 25,000 youth in Chicago and beyond. The Los Angeles and New York showcases will run on October 21st at West La College and on October 28th at the the Downtown Community Television Center, respectively.

Social Change’s one-of-a-kind, 3-state festival will feature nearly 30 life-changing short films from all over the world (more than half of the films are international) all with
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‘Blade Runner 2049’: Where You’ve Seen Its Standout Supporting Cast Before

‘Blade Runner 2049’: Where You’ve Seen Its Standout Supporting Cast Before
The following article contains minor spoilers for “Blade Runner 2049.”

In addition to a pair of memorable performances from Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford, cinematographer Roger Deakins’ stunning visual work, and director Denis Villeneuve’s dystopian vision, “Blade Runner 2049” has one more element worthy of excitement: a supporting cast of new and rising stars. Many of them have already made their mark on indie cinema, like the perpetually working David Dastmalchian or the irreverent Carla Juri, while others will likely use Villeneuve’s sci-fi epic as a springboard for even bigger careers (like Ana de Armas, the film’s biggest find).

Read More:‘Blade Runner 2049’ Review: Denis Villeneuve’s Neo-Noir Sequel Is Mind-Blowing Sci-Fi Storytelling

It’s only appropriate that a future-oriented world like the one on display in the “Blade Runner” franchise would spawn new stars, but they’ve shined quite brightly before. Here’s where you
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