Movie News

George Clooney To Direct & Star In Film Adaptation Of ‘Good Morning, Midnight’ Novel For Netflix

  • Deadline
George Clooney To Direct & Star In Film Adaptation Of ‘Good Morning, Midnight’ Novel For Netflix
Netflix is ramping up its star power. The streamer said Monday that two-time Oscar winner George Clooney is attached to direct and star in a feature based on Lily Brooks-Dalton’s 2016 novel Good Morning, Midnight, which was adapted for screen by The Revenant scribe Mark L. Smith.

Clooney and producing partner Grant Heslov are producing the pic under their Smokehouse Pictures banner with Anonymous Content and Syndicate Entertainment, who sourced the material. Production is slated to begin in October.

The post-apocalyptic plot follows the parallel stories of Augustine (Clooney), a lonely scientist in the Arctic, as he races to make contact with the crew of the Aether spacecraft as they try to return home to Earth.

Published via Random House in 2016, Good Morning, Midnight was named one of the best books of the year by Shelf Awareness and the Chicago Review of Books.

“Grant and I couldn’t be more
See full article at Deadline »

Constance Wu to Star in ‘Goodbye, Vitamin’ Adaptation for Universal (Exclusive)

Constance Wu to Star in ‘Goodbye, Vitamin’ Adaptation for Universal (Exclusive)
Universal Pictures has optioned the rights to “Goodbye, Vitamin,” the 2017 debut novel from Rachel Khong, with Constance Wu attached to star, sources tell Variety.

Dylan Clark will produce for his Universal-based Dylan Clark Productions with Jennifer Yee McDevitt adapting the novel. Wu will also executive produce.

“Goodbye, Vitamin” follows Wu’s character, Ruth Young, who discovers that her father, a renowned history professor, has lost his job after being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. She decides to return home and work with her father’s former student to stage a fake class so he can continue to teach.

Khong’s novel was named a Best Book of the Year by NPR, O, The Oprah Magazine, Vogue, San Francisco Chronicle, Esquire, Huffington Post, Nylon, Entertainment Weekly, Buzzfeed, Booklist, and The Independent. It was also the winner of the California Book Award for First Fiction and was also an La Times Book Prize Finalist.
See full article at Variety - Film News »

Samuel L. Jackson Not Pleased With Error in 'Spider-Man: Far From Home' Poster

Samuel L. Jackson Not Pleased With Error in 'Spider-Man: Far From Home' Poster
Samuel L. Jackson is not pleased with a pretty egregious error in a poster for the upcoming Spider-Man: Far From Home. The star on Sunday shared a picture of an advertisement for the Marvel film that showed his character, Nick Fury.

It seems each of the main characters in the film has a poster that shows two sides of them.

There is an issue with the Fury poster, however, as the character's iconic eyepatch switches eyes on each side of the advertisement.

Jackson was not thrilled.
See full article at The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News »

'Toy Story 4' Tops the Weekend Box Office With $118 Million

'Toy Story 4' Tops the Weekend Box Office With $118 Million
Disney and Pixar's Toy Story 4 topped the weekend box office and did so with the franchise's largest opening weekend yet, but even it seems to have been bitten by the summer's sequel slump as it too delivered well below studio and industry expectations. On top of that, UA Releasing's Child's Play finished in second place while also missing forecasted pre-weekend expectations while Lionsgate and Summit's Anna fell just shy of a spot in the top ten. With an estimated $118 million, Disney and Pixar's Toy Story 4 topped the weekend box office, though fell well short of the studio's $140+ million expectations, not to mention Mojo's lofty weekend forecast. The performance is, however, the best of the franchise, topping Toy Story 3's $110.3 million opening back in 2010 and fourth largest animated opening ever, which are hardly milestones you can ignore. It's also worth mentioning this is the third largest opening weekend of the year,
See full article at Box Office Mojo »

‘Wild Rose’ Outpaced by Documentaries at Specialty Box Office

‘Wild Rose’ Outpaced by Documentaries at Specialty Box Office
Documentaries continue to dominate the specialized world. Among new openers, three of the four are non-fiction titles. They include “Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am” (Magnolia) and a reissue of David Hockney biodoc “A Bigger Splash” (Metrograph).

Wild Rose,” the top narrative release of the week from Neon, had a middling start despite strong support and good reviews for breakout Jessie Buckley. The familiar story of an aspiring singer might have limited its appeal.

Among holdovers, documentaries are holding better than the two prime Sundance titles that opened soft in recent weeks. Not showing signs of sustained growth are “Late Night” (Amazon), which dropped more than half on its second wide weekend, while “Booksmart” (United Artists) is nearing $21 million, a total the Amazon film is unlikely to reach.

Opening

Wild Rose (Neon) – Metacritic: 78; Festivals include: Toronto 2018, South by Southwest 2019

$56,183 in 4 theaters; PTA (per theater average): $14,046

Rising actress Buckley, on view in HBO’s “Chernobyl,
See full article at Indiewire »

Alan Taylor to Direct Chinese Immigrant Drama Set During San Francisco Gold Rush (Exclusive)

Alan Taylor to Direct Chinese Immigrant Drama Set During San Francisco Gold Rush (Exclusive)
Prolific film and television director Alan Taylor has signed on to helm Gold Mountain, a period adventure film set in 1850s San Francisco during the booming, violent times of the Gold Rush.

Planned as a U.S.-China co-production, the film tells the story of a canny widow and the girl she transports from China, who together overcome innate distrust to form a bond while running a marriage con on unsuspecting men.

Michelle Yeoh is in talks to star and produce, alongside Taylor, Jane Wu and Brandan Dennehy. Taylor first mentioned the project publicly during a panel discussion held at the ...
See full article at The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News »

A Look at Emmy Nomination Season’s Best Fyc Events

As the voting period for this season’s Emmy nominations draws to a close, it’s the perfect opportunity to look back over months of For Your Consideration events to determine which festivities outstripped the rest.

Take, for example, the soiree HBO held for “Deadwood: The Movie,” wherein events celebrating the series were held on consecutive nights at Hollywood’s famed Cinerama dome. That means that the premiere cable provider managed to con Timothy Olyphant and Ian McShane into showing up to entertain members of the TV Academy and press, once for the film’s premiere and again for the official Fyc event.

Here’s a collection of other dynamite displays put on to promote the best that television has to offer during Emmy season.
See full article at Indiewire »

“There’s Something to Be Said for Eliminating Variables and Keeping Things Simplistic”: Dp Mike Gioulakis on the Doppelgängers of Us

In Jordan Peele’s Us, a middle class family returns home from a day at the beach to find themselves under siege by murderous doppelgängers clad in red jumpsuits and wielding scissors. Instead of leaning primarily on face replacements, compositing and other post production tricks, cinematographer Mike Gioulakis emphasized clever camera placement and the use of doubles to create the illusion of Lupita Nyong’o and her clan battling their alter egos. With Us hitting Blu-ray and other home entertainment platforms last week, Gioulakis walked Filmmaker through some of the film’s most memorable shots. Filmmaker: Since we spoke for It Follows, you’ve shot two M. Night […]
See full article at Filmmaker Magazine »

‘Annabelle Comes Home’ Early Buzz: That Killer Doll Returns for More

‘Annabelle Comes Home’ Early Buzz: That Killer Doll Returns for More
Gary Dauberman has been one of the key creative forces responsible for building out James Wan‘s extended Conjuring Universe. He wrote the first two Annabelle movies – the first of which was widely derided, but the follow-up was seen as a significant improvement. Dauberman also wrote the third entry, Annabelle Comes Home, and that new film […]

The post ‘Annabelle Comes Home’ Early Buzz: That Killer Doll Returns for More appeared first on /Film.
See full article at Slash Film »

Kino Lorber Speaks Out After David Lynch Bashes ‘Lost Highway’ Blu-ray Release

Kino Lorber Speaks Out After David Lynch Bashes ‘Lost Highway’ Blu-ray Release
Kino Lorber has issued a response to David Lynch’s recent criticism of distributor’s upcoming Blu-ray release of his “Lost Highway.” The indie operation is behind the first-ever Blu-ray release of Lynch’s 1997 mystery thriller starring Bill Pullman and Patricia Arquette. Lynch took to his Twitter page June 22 to publicly criticize the Kino Lorber release, set for June 25.

“Dear Twitter Friends,” Lynch wrote over the weekend. “A Blu-ray of ‘Lost Highway’ will be released very soon. It was made from old elements and Not from a restoration of the original negative. I hope that a version from the restoration of the original negative will happen as soon as possible.”

Kino Lorber originally advertised the Blu-ray as a restoration of the original “Lost Highway” negative, and in a new statement reacting to Lynch’s criticism the company said the legendary writer-director was originally on board with the plan.

As Kino Lorber explains in its statement,
See full article at Indiewire »

‘Annabelle Comes Home’ Review: The ‘Conjuring’-Verse Delivers a Hyper-Haunted Horror Funhouse

The Conjuring franchise is a force in the contemporary horror landscape. That same golden James Wan touch that sparked franchising with Saw and Insidious struck again on the 2013 horror hit, which struck box office gold and helped revive New Line Cinema, aka the House that Freddy Built, as a dominant player in the genre. Now, six years later, The Conjuring has a full-blown horror universe, shared with Annabelle, The Nun, and The Curse of La Llorona and it’s time for some of those delightful callbacks and crossovers that can make a cinematic universe so satisfying. With Annabelle …
See full article at Collider.com »

Film Review: ‘Annabelle Comes Home’

Film Review: ‘Annabelle Comes Home’
In a country that should probably think about renaming itself the American Entertainment State, fan culture now produces an obsessive level of pop scholasticism, one that can parse the rules and details of movies and TV shows as if they were fine points of law. In a review of a horror movie, I once called a character a zombie who was not, technically, a zombie (he didn’t have the precise credentials to be classified as the living dead), and tons of readers called me out on it. I learned my lesson, even though a stubborn part of me still thinks, “If it walks like a zombie, and talks like a zombie…”

There’s a comparable bit of pesky Talmudic niggling woven into the premise of the “Annabelle” films, of which “Annabelle Comes Home” is the third, and maybe the most hyper and generic. Annabelle is one of those creepy
See full article at Variety - Film News »

‘Annabelle Comes Home’ Review: The Best ‘Conjuring’ Spin-Off Brings John Hughes to the Usual Horror Routine

Marvel and Star Wars delivered the biggest event movies of the past decade, but “The Conjuring” franchise has churned along with more confidence and consistency than either of them. James Wan’s 2013 entry set the template in motion, with real-life demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren (Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga) providing a backdrop for endless jump scares. Having grossed upwards of $1.6 billion, “The Conjuring” universe has proven that sometimes, the most lucrative ideas require less CGI wizardry than spooky silence, and the lingering possibility that something terrifying could break it.

Well, that, and one helluva spooky doll. Annabelle, one of several horror tropes laying within the Warrens’ cabinet of paranormal monstrosities, showed the potential to carry her own creepy spin-off from the very first scene of “The Conjuring.” With “Annabelle” and prequel “Annabelle: Creation,” the stationary figure became a gateway for demonic forces seeking the souls of young children. “Annabelle Comes Home
See full article at Indiewire »

‘Annabelle Comes Home’: A Charming Teen Horror Throwback That Doesn’t Break The Tired ‘Conjuring’ Mold [Review]

The great blessing and curse of “The Conjuring” Cinematic Universe is its EC Comics-style of anthology storytelling. Standalone stories based on creepy totems or spooky entities is a refreshing way to continue a horror movie franchise without going down the rabbit hole of demystifying the very thing that made the original film connect in the first place.

Read More: The Best Films Of 2019… So Far

Sadly, there’s also a familiar, regurgitated downside to the approach—floors creak, objects float, loud noises crash, and large, empty spaces on one side of the frame become occupied when the camera pans over and back—that make these films feel indistinguishable from one another.

Continue reading ‘Annabelle Comes Home’: A Charming Teen Horror Throwback That Doesn’t Break The Tired ‘Conjuring’ Mold [Review] at The Playlist.
See full article at The Playlist »

Annabelle Comes Home review – creaky funhouse horror threequel

The Conjuring universe offers up another handsomely made yet astonishingly empty chapter about the havoc-wreaking demonic doll

There’s an extraordinary amount of creaking in demonic doll threequel Annabelle Comes Home, a schlocky horror set in a world where every door and cupboard hinge could do with a healthy smattering of oil. But perhaps the loudest creaking comes from the film’s overarching Conjuring universe, a loosely fact-based $1.5bn franchise that’s finding it harder to justify each expanding new chapter.

Related: Child's Play review – a razor-sharp and exquisitely gruesome toy story
See full article at The Guardian - Film News »

‘The Investigation’ Live Stream: How to Watch Star-Studded Mueller Report Reading Online

‘The Investigation’ Live Stream: How to Watch Star-Studded Mueller Report Reading Online
A group of celebrated actors will bring a little life to the Mueller Report later today with a special one-night-only live reading. The reading will feature selected excerpts from the special counsel’s report, which bears the onerous official title “Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election.” With a little direction and a lot of famous names, Annette Bening, Kevin Kline, and John Lithgow will bring the words of the report to life.

They headline a stacked cast that also includes Justin Long, Piper Perabo, Michael Shannon, Jason Alexander, Gina Gershon, Wilson Cruz, Joel Grey, Alyssa Milano, Kyra Sedgwick, Alfre Woodard, and Zachary Quinto, Frederick Weller, Ben McKenzie, Noah Emmerich, and Aidan Quinn. As if that weren’t enough of a draw, Sigourney Weaver, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Mark Hamill will also make brief appearances.

The event is titled “The Investigation: A Search for the Truth in Ten Acts,
See full article at Indiewire »

‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Gets a Different Title in Japan

‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Gets a Different Title in Japan
Alternate international titles are nothing new for Hollywood movies. Sometimes translating a concept from English into another language doesn’t quite work, and a bit of the subtlety is removed in the process. Maybe there’s already a property that features the same title, so a tweak […]

The post ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Gets a Different Title in Japan appeared first on /Film.
See full article at Slash Film »

AT&T Shape: Virtual Reality Has Potential, But the Skepticism Is Well-Earned

Virtual reality has been hyped as the next big thing in entertainment for years, but consumers haven’t been quite as eager as companies to invest in the technology.

Businesses continue spend billions of dollars on virtual reality hardware and programs and see it as an industry game changer, which is why virtual reality and other high-tech immersive experiences were a major draw at the fourth annual AT&T Shape, a tech and entertainment expo that was held at Warner Bros. Studios over the weekend. The event hosted a variety of virtual reality films, television shows, video games, and other high-tech experiences, and several of the exhibitions showed that the technology genuinely has the potential to drive the entertainment industry forward.

That said, virtual reality has been a source of significant skepticism for years, and demonstrations of the technology at AT&T Shape showed that mainstream consumers should continue waiting for
See full article at Indiewire »

‘Supervized’ Trailer: Tom Berenger Leads a Group of Senior Superheroes Out of Retirement

‘Supervized’ Trailer: Tom Berenger Leads a Group of Senior Superheroes Out of Retirement
We’re at the point of the superhero genre eating its own tail when we start getting straight-to-video comedies starring Tom Berenger and Beau Bridges as senior superheroes coming out of retirement to save the world. That’s what’s happening in Supervized, an honest-to-god real movie about a group of retired international superheroes who realize that their quiet Ireland […]

The post ‘Supervized’ Trailer: Tom Berenger Leads a Group of Senior Superheroes Out of Retirement appeared first on /Film.
See full article at Slash Film »

Daily Podcast: Will There Be A Toy Story 5, Taika Waititi’s Flash Gordon and Insane Comic Book Movies That Almost Happened,

Daily Podcast: Will There Be A Toy Story 5, Taika Waititi’s Flash Gordon and Insane Comic Book Movies That Almost Happened,
On the June 24, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film weekend editor Brad Oman, senior writer Ben Pearson and writer Chris Evangelista to discuss the latest film and tv news, including Taika Waititi’s Flash Gordon movie, three crazy comic book movies that almost happening including Steven Seagal’s Batman, […]

The post Daily Podcast: Will There Be A Toy Story 5, Taika Waititi’s Flash Gordon and Insane Comic Book Movies That Almost Happened, appeared first on /Film.
See full article at Slash Film »
An error has occured. Please try again.

Recently Viewed