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Stephen King’s ‘The Dark Half’ Movie Adaptation in the Works

Stephen King’s ‘The Dark Half’ Movie Adaptation in the Works
Stephen King’s horror novel “The Dark Half” is getting the movie treatment at MGM with “Her Smell” director Alex Ross Perry on board to helm.

King wrote the book in 1989 about a novelist whose pseudonym comes to life as a murderous twin after his own pen name, Richard Bachman, was revealed.

MGM first adapted a film version in 1993 with zombie horror icon George Romero directing and Timothy Hutton starring. Hutton portrayed the best-selling author Thad Beaumont, who also sells grisly crime novels under the name George Stark. When the pseudonym is exposed, the author and his wife give the other author a ceremonial burial — resulting in George Stark coming alive and going on a murder spree. The movie was a box office flop, grossing $10 million from a $15 million budget.

King’s novels have been mined and mined again for Hollywood movies and TV shows, including 1976’s “Carrie,” “The Shining,
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‘The Flash’ and ‘The Matrix 4’ Get Release Dates from Warner Bros.

‘The Flash’ and ‘The Matrix 4’ Get Release Dates from Warner Bros.
Warner Bros. has dated the fourth “The Matrix” movie and “The Flash” for summer openings in 2021 and 2022.

The studio announced Wednesday that “The Flash” would be released on July 1, 2022, while the untitled “Matrix” would open on May 21, 2021.

Original stars Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss are returning for the fourth “Matrix” along with co-creator Lana Wachowski. Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jessica Henwick, and Neil Patrick Harris will also star.

The Matrix movie is taking over the slot for “Akira,” which has been pulled off the schedule.
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Revisiting ‘The Plausible Impossible’, Disney’s Fascinating Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Animation Process in the 1950s

(Welcome to Out of the Disney Vault, where we explore the unsung gems and forgotten disasters currently streaming on Disney+.) It’s impossible to comprehend exactly how popular the Walt Disney anthology TV series was back in its heyday of the 1950s and 1960s, in part because it’s still somewhat baffling to ponder what the anthology TV […]

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Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon’s ‘Little America’ Renewed for Season 2 on Apple TV+

Apple has renewed Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon’s “Little America” for a second season ahead of its Season 1 premiere on January 17, 2020.

The upcoming Apple TV+ series is inspired by the true stories of American immigrants featured in Epic Magazine and focuses on the “little” but profound stories that Americans typically don’t have opportunities to read about in the media. Apple will release all Season 1 episodes at once.

“’Little America’ episodes are meant to evoke emotions that are as unique as each immigrant’s experience in this country,” executive producers Gordon and Nanjiani said in a statement. “We’re so happy to have the opportunity to be the conduit for these stories, and to have the chance to tell more of them in a second season with Apple.”

Each half-hour episodes will feature a unique story from an immigrant whom hail from all over the world. “The Manager” episode will focus on Kabir,
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Udo Kier on Life Playing Degenerates, From ‘Painted Bird’ to Lars von Trier: ‘I’ve Been to Hell Many Times’

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Udo Kier on Life Playing Degenerates, From ‘Painted Bird’ to Lars von Trier: ‘I’ve Been to Hell Many Times’
Udo Kier was sad he didn’t get the call from Lars von Trier to play Satan in the gloomy Dane’s 2018 “The House That Jack Built.” “I’ve been to hell many times, you know,” the cult character actor told IndieWire in a recent interview. But he managed to triumph over that disappointment to play yet another deranged freak in “The Painted Bird,” the Czech Republic’s black-and-white, punishing but unforgettable, trudge through Holocaust hell, a drama now vying for the 2020 Best International Feature Academy Award.

In “The Painted Bird,” the German actor with the steely blue eyes plays a jealous husband, who’s taken in a young orphan adrift in the WWII-ravaged Eastern Europe countryside. Kier’s Miller is convinced his wife is sleeping with their sexy young farmhand, so as vengeance, he plucks out the peasant’s eyeballs and feeds them to the family housecats.

Business as usual for Kier,
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New ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Poster Pays Tribute to Rare ‘Revenge of the Jedi’ Poster

New ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Poster Pays Tribute to Rare ‘Revenge of the Jedi’ Poster
We’re exactly one week away from the arrival of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Sneak preview screenings will begin on Thursday night next week and likely go well into the early morning. But Disney and Lucasfilm are showing no signs of slowing down their marketing mayhem yet. In fact, a recently released The Rise […]

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‘Tenet’ Star Aaron Taylor-Johnson Says Christopher Nolan Is Pushing Cinema’s Boundaries

‘Tenet’ Star Aaron Taylor-Johnson Says Christopher Nolan Is Pushing Cinema’s Boundaries
Christopher Nolan’s “Tenet” is easily one of the most highly anticipated movies of 2020, and supporting actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson is here to keep anticipation at sky high levels. In a new interview with Collider to promote his film “A Million Little Pieces,” the actor is asked about Nolan’s upcoming espionage blockbuster and has nothing but praise to share about both “Tenet” and its writer-director.

“I love Christopher Nolan movies,” Taylor-Johnson said. “When there was an opportunity to try to go for a role in any one of his movies, I’ve been the first person to have my hand up, saying, ‘Let me try.’ I was very fortunate and lucky to have been accepted into the cast of ‘Tenet.’ John David Washington is phenomenal and incredible, and a wonderful, genuine guy. He’s gonna be a star. Robert Pattinson is brilliant and great. I loved working with him.”

Taylor-Johnson continued,
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‘Richard Jewell’ Review: A Worthy Hero Gets Some Lazy Villains

Richard Jewell has a fascinating story. A security guard working the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, Jewell discovered a bomb in Centennial Park and his quick-thinking and hard work helped saved lives. However, Jewell became the center of the investigation merely because he fit the profile of the “hero bomber.” Jewell’s life was turned upside down by the FBI and the media, and those are two institutions that need to be explored. The problem with Clint Eastwood’s new movie, Richard Jewell, is that as good as it is at showing Jewell’s heroism thanks to an outstanding performance …
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‘The Griswolds’: HBO Max Teaming With Johnny Galecki On A New ‘Vacation’ Streaming Series

The Griswolds are back. But this time, they’re not going on vacation.

According to THR, HBO Max has agreed to a deal to develop a new single-camera comedy series, simply titled “The Griswolds,” based on the National Lampoon’s “Vacation” franchise, and they’ve enlisted a former member of the family to help. Johnny Galecki, one of the various Rusty’s, has agreed to produce the comedy under his new company, Alcide Bava.

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‘The Lion King’ VFX Shop Shuts Down Despite Disney’s Record-Breaking Box Office

The Lion King was an incredible work of artistry by everyone involved, from the talented animators whose fingerprints were on every frame, to the iconic music, voice acting, writing, and direction that brought classic characters and an epic story to life. But that was 1994. 2019's The Lion King was a cash grab in just about every sense of the word, a soulless rehash of the original movie that aped just about everything from the creative team's hard work from 25 years ago without bringing much new to the tale. Most of those writers and storyboard artists will …
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How Brad Pitt Scored the 2020 Producers Guild Achievement Award

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How Brad Pitt Scored the 2020 Producers Guild Achievement Award
Brad Pitt is everywhere these days, from revealing interviews in the New York Times Magazine to Oscar parties to support “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.” But he’s also a top producer, a partner with Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner in Plan B. The respected trio will accept the coveted David O. Selznick Achievement Award — recognizing an outstanding body of work in motion pictures — at the 2020 Producers Guild Awards on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles.

Plan B is behind a raft of distinctive film and television projects; Pitt, Kleiner and Gardner place a premium on developing emerging talent and ignoring commercial concerns. This unconventional strategy has yielded Best Picture winners “12 Years a Slave” and “Moonlight,” and Oscar-winners “If Beale Street Could Talk,” starring Regina King, and “The Big Short,” as well as Oscar-nominated “Vice,” “Selma” and “The Tree of Life.” Other films include Pitt-starrers
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As ‘Boys Don’t Cry’ Joins National Film Registry, Kimberly Peirce Addresses Its Complicated History

As ‘Boys Don’t Cry’ Joins National Film Registry, Kimberly Peirce Addresses Its Complicated History
On Wednesday, the Library of Congress announced that “Boys Don’t Cry” was among the list of 25 films joining the National Film Registry, along with “Purple Rain,” She’s Gotta Have It,” and “Clerks.” Few films have had as lasting an impact as Kimberly Peirce’s deeply personal feature debut, which was released 20 years ago in 1999. Produced by Killer Films’ Christine Vachon, “Boys Don’t Cry” was the wildly successful final chapter of the New Queer Cinema, the kind of scrappy, risk-taking, independent cinema that defined much of the decade.

The film told the true story of 21-year-old trans man Brandon Teena, who was raped and murdered in 1993 in Humboldt, Nebraska. In telling Brandon’s story from his perspective, “Boys Don’t Cry” effectively jump-started the larger conversation around trans rights — one that had been virtually nonexistent until that point.

Boys Don’t Cry” grossed over $20 million at the worldwide box-office, garnered rave reviews from top film critics,
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Now Scream This: Stay Warm With These Winter Horror Movies Streaming Now

Now Scream This: Stay Warm With These Winter Horror Movies Streaming Now
(Welcome to Now Scream This, a column where horror experts Chris Evangelista and Matt Donato tell you what scary, spooky, and spine-tingling movies are streaming and where you can watch them.) Matt: Oh joy, December! A month where winter’s icy clutch sends shivers up spines, which is why I now live in Los Angeles where Jack […]

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‘1917’ Exclusive Music: Listen To A Track From The War Film’s Golden Globe-Nominated Score

While war films have been made since the dawn of the entertainment medium, you’ve probably never seen one quite like “1917.” Utilizing a technique that makes the film feel as if it was done in only one, long take, “1917” has an intensity and immersive feeling that you previously haven’t seen in many movies in this genre.

And in honor of the film’s impending release, as well as the soundtrack coming several days sooner, we are thrilled to give our readers a chance to listen to an exclusive track from the film’s score composed by Thomas Newman.

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J.J. Abrams On ‘Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker,’ Fandom & Potential Superhero Projects [Interview]

Pasadena – J.J. Abrams and the cast of “Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker” are spending most of this weekday talking about a movie they can’t actually talk about. As is the case for the last three “Star Wars” films, the press has not screened the picture beforehand and spoilers are verboten. That doesn’t mean there isn’t much to discuss in the span of 10 minutes, but it does open certain doors.

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The Top 10 Film Scores of 2019

Music makes the world go ‘round, as they say, and it’s surely an integral part of the filmmaking process. There’s an art to film composition that’s lost on some, which is part of the reason why I put together this list of the top 10 film scores of the year every December. The best of the best deserve to be in heavy rotation outside the film for which they were written, and there are some great pieces of film music to sift through this year. A crucial note: As this is posting in early December I have …
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HBO Max Developing ‘The Griswolds’ Series Based on the ‘Vacation’ Franchise

HBO Max Developing ‘The Griswolds’ Series Based on the ‘Vacation’ Franchise
One of the most-watched movies of any holiday season is undoubtedly National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. People just can’t get enough of seeing a dysfunctional family try to make it through the holidays, probably because it makes it a little easier to deal with their own family problems. And soon enough, they may be able to […]

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‘Seven Worlds, One Planet’ Trailer: David Attenborough Explores Earth’s Furthest Corners – Exclusive

‘Seven Worlds, One Planet’ Trailer: David Attenborough Explores Earth’s Furthest Corners – Exclusive
David Attenborough will explore the far reaches of the planet on BBC America’s upcoming “Seven Worlds, One Planet” and IndieWire is exclusively premiering the trailer for the nature documentary series which will premiere on January 18, 2020.

Each of the seven installments of the Attenborough-narrated series will focus on a particular continent and how it shapes animal behavior and biodiversity. The multi-network series, which recently aired its final episode in the United Kingdom, will air stateside on BBC America, AMC, IFC, and SundanceTV. The show marks the first time that BBC Studio’s Natural History Unit has explored all the planet’s continents in a single series.

The trailer features series theme “Out There,” an original track co-composed by Hans Zimmer and Sia. Jacob Shea, who also composed the theme, scored the series through Bleeding Fingers Music, Zimmer’s production music company.

The soundtrack will accompany all manner of exotic locales,
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Roman Polanski Was “Very Surprised” By Harvey Weinstein’s #MeToo Controversy & Says Producer Interfered With ‘The Pianist’ Oscar Campaign

All things considered, 2019 has been a rocky year for filmmaker Roman Polanski. The lingering effects of his decades-old sexual assault conviction have been felt thanks to the emergence of the #MeToo movement, but Polanski also released a new film that received some strong acclaim. And in a new interview with Paris Match (via Deadline), the filmmaker talked about his year, as well as commenting, once again, on his past and what he thinks about Harvey Weinstein, another Hollywood figure that has been linked to sexual assault allegations.

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Juliette Binoche Talks Working With Godard, Kiarostami, Kieslowski & More In Career-Spanning Macao Festival Conversation

MacAo, China – “If you’re too much in the head, if you decide things, it cuts you off – because acting is not about thinking,” Juliette Binoche declared. “It’s about giving, giving all the layers inside you.”

The renowned French actress made several such proclamations during her moderated conversation at the International Film Festival and Awards, Macao, which she was also attending to promote her new film “The Truth,” directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda – one of several legendary directors Binoche touched on during her hour-long chat with moderator Mike Goodridge and director Diao Yinan.

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