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Keanu Reeves Stars In New John Wick 3 Photo

Photo by: Niko Tavernise.

Lionsgate has released a brand new photo of Keanu Reeves from John Wick 3. Expect a new trailer soon. The film will be released by Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment label on May 17, 2019.

John Wick 3, led by Reeves, will reunite Academy Award nominee Laurence Fishburne, Golden Globe winner Ian McShane, Lance Reddick, Academy Award winners Halle Berry and Anjelica Huston, Asia Kate Dillon, Mark Dacascos, and Jason Mantzoukas.

In this third installment of the adrenaline-fueled action franchise, super-assassin John Wick (Reeves) returns with a $14 million price tag on his head and an army of bounty-hunting killers on his trail. After killing a member of the shadowy international assassin’s guild, the High Table, John Wick is excommunicado, but the world’s most ruthless hit men and women await his every turn.

“We’re thrilled to bring audiences the third installment of our hit John Wick franchise with an
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Gwyneth Paltrow movies: 12 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Shakespeare in Love,’ ‘Proof,’ ‘The Royal Tenenbaums’

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Gwyneth Paltrow movies: 12 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Shakespeare in Love,’ ‘Proof,’ ‘The Royal Tenenbaums’
Happy 46th birthday to Oscar-winning actress, food writer, businesswoman and singer Gwyneth Paltrow! She is the daughter of the late esteemed TV producer Bruce Paltrow (“St. Elsewhere) and the Emmy and Tony-winning actress Blythe Danner. But Gwyneth was determined to carve out her own path in life and that she certainly has achieved in the movies.

Paltrow starred in the 1998 surprise Best Picture winner “Shakespeare in Love,” for which she won the Academy Award as Best Actress. She also earned a Golden Globe Award and two Screen Actors Guild Awards (for Best Actress and Best Ensemble) for that performance. She also picked up a second Globe nomination for her work playing a mathematician in 2005’s “Proof.”

Paltrow has gone on to create the successful lifestyle magazine Goop and has become a highly-respected writer on the food scene. In honor of this multi-talented lady on her big day, let’s
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Michael Shamberg’s MASproduction Pacts With Sonar

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Michael Shamberg’s MASproduction Pacts With Sonar
Exclusive: Sonar Entertainment has set Michael Shamberg’s MASproduction to a first look deal for television and digital platform content. The announcement was made today by Thomas Lesinski, CEO, Sonar Entertainment and Michael Shamberg.

Shamberg brings several projects to the table under the new deal. They include adaptions of two best-selling books: Am I There Yet?: The Loop-de-loop, Zigzagging Journey to Adulthood by Mari Andrew and A Crack in Creation: Gene Editing and the Unthinkable Power to Control Evolution by Jennifer A. Doudna and Samuel H. Sternberg.

In Am I There Yet? writer/illustrator and Instagram sensation Mari Andrew uses essays and illustrations to capture the feelings and comical complexities of millennials. In the journey toward adulthood, it is easy to find yourself treading the path of those who came before you. But what if you don’t want to walk a worn path? From creating a home in
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‘Skyscraper’ Actor Chin Han Looks Back on His First Hollywood Film Role

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‘Skyscraper’ Actor Chin Han Looks Back on His First Hollywood Film Role
Chin Han remembers the days when he had to hang up his costumes backstage at the end of a play, before his transition to Hollywood introduced him to costume designers and dressers. The thespian spent much of his early acting career in Singapore, performing in theatrical shows like Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night.” It wasn’t until a friend recommended him for a film role in the 1990s that he moved out to Los Angeles, launching a TV and film career that has spanned projects ranging from superhero blockbuster “The Dark Knight” to disaster pic “2012” and biomedical drama “Contagion.” In his latest role, he stars alongside Dwayne Johnson as architect Zhao Long Zhi in the CGI spectacle “Skyscraper,” which hit theaters July 13.

Chin Han received his first mention in Variety on Aug. 15, 1997, when production began on his first Hollywood film, “Blindness,” in which he played Daniel Hong.

What was the transition to Hollywood like?
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‘Patient Zero’ Trailer: Stanley Tucci Leads A Rabid Group Of Non-Zombies Against Matt Smith & Natalie Dormer

There are zombie movies and there are pandemic movies and while they may seem like the same thing, the creators are often very adamant about the distinction. Example, “28 Days Later” is probably seen as a zombie movie, but writer/director Alex Garland is very clear that the humans infected with the rage virus do not come back from the dead to become undead. Likewise, Steven Soderbergh’s pandemic movie “Contagion” is much more deadly global virus that kills instead of a zombie movie.

Continue reading ‘Patient Zero’ Trailer: Stanley Tucci Leads A Rabid Group Of Non-Zombies Against Matt Smith & Natalie Dormer at The Playlist.
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Gary Oldman, Meryl Streep, Antonio Banderas, and Netflix Eyeing Steven Soderbergh’s Panama Papers Drama ‘The Laundromat’

Surprise, surprise: famous people and big companies have an interest in the latest Steven Soderbergh picture. The Hollywood Reporter reports from Hollywood that his Panama Papers movie, The Laundromat, has secured Meryl Streep as “the emotional throughline,” which could mean literally anything depending on the source’s perspective — per Deadline, possibly “an anonymous whistleblower” — while Antonio Banderas and Gary Oldman have been engaged in early talks. Juicing up this project a bit more, though evidence you might not see this in a movie theater, is word that Netflix has taken active interest in production.

Said project comes from a script by Scott Z. Burns and Jake Bernstein’s Secrecy World: Inside the Panama Papers Investigation of Illicit Money Networks and the Global Elite. (Nice work on reading that and extrapolating from it “the laundromat.”) A Soderbergh-ready lesson in how rich and powerful people use riches and power to fuck over those less rich and powerful,
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Michael C. Hall, Tim Blake Nelson, Ben McKenzie, and more join The Torture Report

With filming now underway on Vice StudiosThe Torture Report, it has been announced that Tim Blake Nelson, Ben McKenzie (Gotham), Michael C. Hall (Dexter), Matthew Rhys (The Americans) and Ted Levine (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom) have joined the cast of the CIA drama.

Directed by Scott Z. Burns, screenwriter on The Bourne Ultimatum and Contagion, the film is set to explore the CIA’s interrogation program following 9/11, which, as revealed by a 500+ report from the U.S. Senate Select Intelligence Committee, included extreme torture tactics and techniques performed on detainees in the War on Terror.

Annette Bening (Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool), Adam Driver (Star Wars: The Last Jedi), Jon Hamm (Baby Driver) and Jennifer Morrison (Once Upon a Time) were all announced as starring in the movie last month, with Burns producing alongside Steven Soderbergh, Jennifer Fox, Kerry Orent, Eddy Moretti, Danny Gabai and Michael Sugar.
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Tim Blake Nelson, Ted Levine, Michael C. Hall Join ‘The Torture Report’

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Tim Blake Nelson, Ted Levine, Michael C. Hall Join ‘The Torture Report’
Tim Blake Nelson, Ted Levine, Michael C. Hall, Ben McKenzie, and Matthew Rhys have joined the independent CIA drama “The Torture Report.”

Previously announced cast include Annette Bening, Adam Driver, and Jon Hamm. Imr International is launching foreign sales at the Cannes Film Festival. Production began last week in New York.

Scott Z. Burns is directing from his own script. Vice Studios is producing and financing for the project, which centers on the CIA’s extreme interrogation program on detainees following the 9/11 attacks.

Along with Burns, producers are Danny Gabai, Eddy Moretti, Jennifer Fox, Michael Sugar, Steven Soderbergh, and Kerry Orent. UTA is repping North American rights to the film.

Burns has written screenplays for “The Bourne Ultimatum,” “The Informant!,” “Contagion,” and “Side Effects.” He was a producer on “An Inconvenient Truth,” which won the Academy Award for best documentary feature in 2006.

Nelson’s credits include “O Brother, Where Art Thou?,
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Annette Bening, Adam Driver, Jon Hamm and Jennifer Morrison in talks for CIA drama The Torture Report

Deadline is reporting that Annette Bening (Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool), Adam Driver (Star Wars: The Last Jedi), Jon Hamm (Baby Driver) and Jennifer Morrison (Once Upon a Time) are all in talks to star in Vice Studios’ upcoming CIA drama The Torture Report, which is being written and directed by Scott Z. Burns, screenwriter on The Bourne Ultimatum and Contagion.

The project is set to explore the CIA’s interrogation program following 9/11, which, as revealed by a 500+ report from the U.S. Senate Select Intelligence Committee, included extreme torture tactics and techniques performed on detainees in the War on Terror.

Bening will next be seen the drama The Seagull, while Driver has Black Klansman and Star Wars: Episode IX on his upcoming slate. Hamm appears in the Warner Bros. comedy Tag and Drew Goddard’s Bad Times at the El Royale, and Morrison recently made her directorial debut with Sun Dogs,
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Today in Movie Culture: 'Marvel Zombies' Fan-Made Trailer, 'Paddington 2' VFX Breakdown and More

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Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Dream Movie of the Day: Alex Luthor created a fake trailer for a Marvel Zombies adaptation that makes great use of clips from Contagion and other non-mcu movies:   Reworked Movie of the Day: Considering El-p made a demo to score the Blade Runner 2049 trailer but didn't get the gig, this trailer imagining instrumental Run the Jewels as the movie's music is perfect:   Video Essay of the Day: Speaking of Blade Runner, Rob Ager looks at the hypnotic beauty of smoke as it's used in Ridley Scott's original:   VFX Breakdown of the Day: Framestore share a look at the making of their digital effects for Paddington...
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Adam Driver and Jon Hamm in talks to join CIA thriller The Torture Report

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Adam Driver and Jon Hamm join the likes of Annette Benning and Jennifer Morrison in talks to join the CIA thriller The Torture Report.

The project is based on the CIA’s rendition and interrogation program following 9/11. Back in 2014, a 500-page dossier was released that revealed eye-opening accounts of extreme interrogation tactics performed on detainees, which was employed by the CIA post 9/11 during the war on terror.

Also in the news – Zachary Quinto updates on the future of the Star Trek film franchise: Three potential new scripts in the works.

The project is to be written by The Bourne Ultimatum and Contagion scribe Scott Z. Burns. Vice Studios is producing the project with Danny Gabai, Eddy Moretti, Jennifer Fox, Burns, Michael Sugar, Steven Soderbergh and Kerry Orent.

Driver was last seen in the latest in the Star Wars saga, The Last Jedi. He will reprise his role yet again in Episode IX.
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Annette Bening, Adam Driver, Jon Hamm in Talks for CIA Drama ‘Torture Report’

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Annette Bening, Adam Driver, Jon Hamm in Talks for CIA Drama ‘Torture Report’
Annette Bening, Adam Driver, Jon Hamm, and Jennifer Morrison are in negotiations to star in CIA drama “The Torture Report.”

Scott Z. Burns is directing from his own script. Vice Studios is producing and financing for the project, which centers on the CIA’s extreme interrogation program on detainees following the 9/11 attacks.

Along with Burns, producers are Danny Gabai, Eddy Moretti, Jennifer Fox, Michael Sugar, Steven Soderbergh, and Kerry Orent. UTA is repping North American rights to the film.

Burns has written screenplays for “The Bourne Ultimatum,” “The Informant!,” “Contagion,” and “Side Effects.” He was a producer on “An Inconvenient Truth,” which won the Academy Award for best documentary feature in 2006.

Bening starred in “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool” and “The Seagull,” which will premiere at the upcoming Tribeca Film Festival. Driver will again portray Kylo Ren in “Star Wars: Episode IX” and is also set for Spike Lee’s “Black Klansman.
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Annette Bening, Adam Driver, Jon Hamm, Jennifer Morrison In Talks To Join Scott Z. Burns’ CIA Drama From Vice Studios

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Annette Bening, Adam Driver, Jon Hamm, Jennifer Morrison In Talks To Join Scott Z. Burns’ CIA Drama From Vice Studios
Exclusive: Annette Bening, Adam Driver, Jon Hamm and Jennifer Morrison are all in talks to star in a CIA drama tentatively titled The Torture Report, which will be written and directed by The Bourne Ultimatum and Contagion scribe Scott Z. Burns. Vice Studios is handling the financing for this project, which focuses on the CIA’s rendition and interrogation program following 9/11.

Back in December 2014, the U.S. Senate Select Intelligence Committee released a 500+ page report detailing shocking accounts of extreme interrogation tactics performed on detainees, which was employed by the CIA post 9/11 during the war on terror.

Burns was previously attached to write and direct an HBO film based on investigative reporter Katherine Eban’s 2007 Vanity Fair article Rorschach And Awe, that exposed how the CIA hired two psychologists to build a torture program with the full knowledge and cooperation of the American Psychological Association. That project is no longer
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Steven Soderbergh movies: 10 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Traffic,’ ‘Magic Mike,’ ‘Ocean’s 11’

Steven Soderbergh movies: 10 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Traffic,’ ‘Magic Mike,’ ‘Ocean’s 11’
No one can say that Oscar-winning director Steven Soderbergh delivers the same movie time after time. In an eclectic three-decade career, he has directed crowd-pleasing all-star vehicles (“Ocean’s 11,” “Magic Mike”), action comedies (“Logan Lucky,” “Out of Sight”), political dramas (“Traffic,” “Che”), micro-mini experimental works (“Schizopolis,” “The Bubble,”) and even a film starring porn actress Sasha Grey (“The Girlfriend Experience”).

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His latest film, “Unsane,” probably falls into the “experimental” category. Despite the presence of Golden Globe-winning actress Claire Foy (“The Crown”), this story of a young woman who accidentally checks herself into a mental institution was not filmed in a conventional manner. Soderbergh shot “Unsure” on an iPhone 7 Plus in 4K, using the app FiLMiC Pro, a far cry from one of his big-budget studio films such as “Ocean’s 11.” But that’s a dramatic example of just who Soderbergh is and why he matters.
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Contagion! The viral hit that’ll have you reaching for the hand sanitiser

In the biggest science experiment of its kind, the BBC show is both a cheery piece of Reithian edutainment and a grave portent of our impending doom

“The next deadly outbreak could happen at any time,” rumbles the voiceover in Contagion! The BBC Four Pandemic (Thursday, 9pm, BBC Four), a show that calculates the speed at which the next killer virus will rampage across the globe. A new pandemic is, we are told, not a case of if but when. The UK government now has flu at the top of its risk register, above obesity, war and Jacob Rees-Mogg. In a world already brimming with misery and despair, Contagion! is clear that we’re all going to hell in a handcart. Such is its certainty, it might as well have called itself Face It, Chumps, We’re Screwed.

Still, it seems a shame that BBC Four has passed up the
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Steven Soderbergh Wraps André Holland Film ‘High Flying Bird’ and Has First Cut Done Three Hours Later

Steven Soderbergh Wraps André Holland Film ‘High Flying Bird’ and Has First Cut Done Three Hours Later
Steven Soderbergh’s “Unsane” doesn’t open in theaters nationwide until March 23, but he’s already gone ahead and finished production on an entire new feature to be released later this year. The director’s “High Flying Bird” was announced at the beginning of February, with Soderbergh planning a two-week shoot at the end of the month with his “The Knick” star André Holland.

Not only is Soderbergh finished with principle photography, but he already has a first cut of the film locked. The director made the announcement on Twitter with some pretty amazing minor details. Soderbergh wrapped filming on “High Flying Bird” on March 15 at 1:09pm. By 3:41pm on the same day, the director already had a first cut of the drama ready to be seen.

While some may be shocked to hear Soderbergh finished and cut a movie in less than three hours, it’s not
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Movie Review – Unsane (2018)

Unsane, 2018.

Directed by Steven Soderbergh.

Starring Claire Foy, Joshua Leonard, Jay Pharaoh, Juno Temple, and Amy Irving.

Synopsis:

Having relocated to the city for her new job, Sawyer (Claire Foy) visits a mental health institution in order to have someone to talk to about her feelings, but before she knows it, is voluntarily committed and placed on a ward where she has to convince people she’s not insane.

Steven Soderbergh has always had a predilection for employing low-fi filmmaking techniques, having used hand-held cameras for Haywire and Contagion, and now he’s following in the footsteps of Sean Baker’s Tangerine, by filming Unsane on the iPhone. However, that’s not the most forward thinking aspect of this effective exercise in B-Movie thrills.

One of the first films to be produced in the wake of the MeToo and TimesUp movements; Unsane uses this landscape as a foundation upon which
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Exclusive: This Poster Premiere Challenges Your Concept of Perfect

The Eddie Alcazar-directed sci-fi/thriller Perfect will be having its world premiere at this year’s SXSW festival (info) and we’re here to bring you the exclusive poster premiere for the film, which is produced by Steven Soderbergh (Solaris, Unsane, Contagion). To see it in a larger size, just click on the poster. Featuring music by Flying […]

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The Mercy movie review: a sea of troubles

MaryAnn’s quick take… An unsettling true story smartly told, from a moment in time at once uniquely its own and a harbinger of things to come. Colin Firth is subtle, unflinching, extraordinary. I’m “biast” (pro): love Colin Firth and Rachel Weisz

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

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

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If you do not already know the story of Donald Crowhurst, who set off from England in 1968 in an attempt to sail singlehandedly and nonstop around the world, keep it that way. (I knew nothing, and was glad of it.) Don’t even watch the trailer for The Mercy, the genteelly brutal new movie about his adventure, before you see the film. Though his odyssey was global news at the time, he has mostly been forgotten… and whether or not he
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Stephen Soderbergh Looking To Direct a Film Called Planet Kill

Stephen Soderbergh Looking To Direct a Film Called Planet Kill
Steven Soderbergh (Ocean's 11, Logan Lucky) is lining up the next film project that he will produce and possibly direct. The film is an action thriller called Planet Kill and it's an original story that comes from Scott Z. Burns (ContagionThe Bourne Ultimatum) and James Greer (UnsaneThe Spy Next Door).

There are no details on what the story for this film will entail, but judging by the title, it sounds like it could turn out to be a fun flick! It's the kind of title you would see for a grindhouse type film and I'm really curious to know what the story will entail. The title is similar to Robert Rodriguez's Grindhouse film Planet Terror.

Soderbergh and Greer previously worked together on the upcoming psychological horror thriller Unsane, which was shot entirely on an iPhone. That movie looks great, and you can watch the trailer for it here.
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