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‘Bond 25’ Gets Cary Joji Fukunaga As New Director For 007 Daniel Craig

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‘Bond 25’ Gets Cary Joji Fukunaga As New Director For 007 Daniel Craig
Eon Productions and MGM have set Cary Joji Fukunaga as the new director who’ll mount James Bond 25 with Daniel Craig in the starring role. Filming will begin March for a worldwide release date of February 14, 2020. MGM will distribute domestically, and Universal releases the film in international territories, after it won a hotly contested auction last May.

Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli and the studio met numerous helmers after Danny Boyle dropped out over creative differences, this after they sparked to the filmmaker’s concept and hired his Trainspotting screenwriter John Hodge to write it. Sources said that it was a big creative swing, and they mutually decided it would be better to go back to the project they planned to make with venerable 007 scribes Neal Purvis and Robert Wade.

Fukunaga directed the critically acclaimed Beasts of No Nation for Netflix.

The producers just confirmed Fukunaga’s hire.
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Cary Joji Fukunaga to Direct New James Bond Film

Cary Joji Fukunaga to Direct New James Bond Film
Cary Joji Fukunaga will direct the new James Bond film, the producers announced Thursday. The 25th Bond installment will begin filming in London, at Pinewood Studios, on March 4, 2019, with a worldwide release on Feb. 14, 2020, a few months after its original target date.

Fukunaga, who won acclaim for 2015 war film “Beasts of No Nation,” replaces Danny Boyle, who exited the project last month over creative differences with producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson and returning star Daniel Craig.

“We are delighted to be working with Cary,” Broccoli and Wilson said on Twitter. “His versatility and innovation make him an excellent choice for our next James Bond adventure.”

Fukunaga won an Emmy in 2014 for helming the entire first season (eight episodes) of “True Detective” and giving the crime series a cinematic look. More recently, he directed multiple episodes of Netflix’s “Maniac,” a new half-hour comedy show starring Emma Stone and Jonah Hill.
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Exclusive: Aubrey Plaza, Brian Tyree Henry in Talks to Star in ‘Child’s Play’ Reboot

Exclusive: Aubrey Plaza, Brian Tyree Henry in Talks to Star in ‘Child’s Play’ Reboot
MGM's Child's Play reboot has found its leads on FX, apparently, as Aubrey Plaza (Legion) and Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta) are in negotiations to star in the killer doll movie, Collider has exclusively learned. Lars Klevberg, who directed the as-yet-unreleased horror movie Polaroid, is set to direct from a script by Tyler Burton Smith (Kung Fury 2). It producers David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith will produce via their KatzSmith Productions banner, while Aaron Schmidt will serve as an executive producer. Production will start soon in Vancouver. The contemporary reboot is believed to follow a group …
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‘Sorry to Bother You’: Boots Riley Pitched a Movie About Sidney Poitier as a Serial Killer to Make His Actual Movie Sound Normal

‘Sorry to Bother You’: Boots Riley Pitched a Movie About Sidney Poitier as a Serial Killer to Make His Actual Movie Sound Normal
Boots Riley’s riotous satire of capitalism and racial biases, “Sorry to Bother You,” was a sensation at the Sundance Film Festival and a surprise summer hit. Made for $5 million, the veteran musician’s first feature has grossed close to $18 million in North America, with the story of a wayward telemarketer (Lakeith Stanfield) using his “white voice” to generate sales transforming into a cultural phenomenon. But Riley spent years trying to generate interest in the project before landing the resources to bring the project to fruition.

The filmmaker’s biggest strides came from the publication of the screenplay in McSweeney’s, a grant from the San Francisco Film Society, and participation in the Sundance Institute’s labs. In the midst all that, however, Riley found himself engaged in “speed dating” with potential investors at Ifp’s Project Forum in 2015, when the screenplay was featured in the No Borders International Co-Production Market.
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Cary Fukunaga, ‘Maniac,’ and How Netflix’s Algorithm Is Becoming Entertainment’s Skynet

Netflix has done something very different in the creation of its new series Maniac by championing its algorithm over the desires of the storyteller. Is that a smart move, or deeply troubling? I’ll get into specifics of Cary Joji Fukunaga's series momentarily, but first, gather ‘round, and let me tell you a story about how we got to this point. Way back in 2000, the video rental behemoth Blockbuster was approached by a fledgling rival, Netflix, with the upstart looking to be bought out for a paltry $50 million. Blockbuster passed and the rest, as they say, is …
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Disney CEO Talks Streaming Plans, #MeToo, James Gunn, Roseanne Barr, & Deadpool As An Avenger?

Disney is the resident behemoth in Hollywood. The company not only owns and distributes three of the biggest entertainment franchises in history, they also have a pretty solid selection of their own homegrown films, with the animated and recent live-action films topping the box office. Then in a startling case of the rich getting richer, they recent swooped in and bought one of their biggest competitors, Fox, which has a library of films and TV shows that is only rivaled by Disney itself.

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Cary Joji Fukunaga to Direct ‘Bond 25’; New Release Date Revealed

The Bond 25 director search has taken yet another unexpected turn. While the folks at Eon and MGM took their time in settling on a filmmaker to take the helm, considering directors like Denis Villeneuve and David Mackenzie, the surprise announcement came earlier this year that Danny Boyle would be directing Bond 25 based on an original story he hatched with Trainspotting 2 writer John Hodge. But a few months before filming was about to begin, Boyle departed the project over creative differences—reportedly to do with his and Hodge’s script and the casting of the villain. In the …
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‘Walking Dead’ Movies and More Spin-Offs in the Works at AMC

‘Walking Dead’ Movies and More Spin-Offs in the Works at AMC
The Walking Dead will never die. Not if AMC has anything to say about it, at least. The network has a 10-year plan to pump out several Walking Dead movies that would then be spun-off into new TV shows. In short, not even a headshot can put down this zombie franchise. More on the potential Walking Dead […]

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‘The Oath’ Red Band Trailer: Probably The Most F-Bombs At Thanksgiving Dinner You’ve Ever Seen

There are usually two topics that families like to avoid during the holidays — politics and religion. This can be especially true during politically divisive times. While there are instances where these topics of conversation can’t be avoided, usually things don’t get too out of control.

Read More: ‘BlacKkKlansman’s’ Topher Grace: Researching David Duke Was ‘Worst Month Of My Life’

Until you have to spend Thanksgiving with family members that lie on the opposite side of the political spectrum, during a time that the President asks the citizens of the nation to sign a loyalty oath, and two government agents show up.

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‘Fahrenheit 11/9’ Review: Progressivism or Die

The key to watching a Michael Moore documentary is to understand it as agitprop. Like a good filmmaker, he knows how to elicit an emotional response, and he wants to use that emotional response as motivation. But like a bad political activist, he has no idea how to work towards the change he seeks. His newest movie, Fahrenheit 11/9, highlights Moore’s best and worst tendencies as a filmmaker, and the film’s strongest aspects are constantly undermined by its weakest parts. Somewhere in Fahrenheit 11/9, there’s a great documentary about the Flint Water Crisis and the …
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‘Doctor Who’ Trailer: The First Female Doctor Is Here, and She’s Glorious — Watch

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‘Doctor Who’ Trailer: The First Female Doctor Is Here, and She’s Glorious — Watch
The news that Jodie Whittaker would be taking on the role of the 13th Doctor has been out for some time, but every new glimpse of her take on the iconic role seems to prove that gender has nothing to do with adventures through space and time.

Season 11 will be a fresh start for the series, bringing in not just Whittaker but incoming showrunner Chris Chibnall (succeeding Steven Moffat in the role) and a whole new cast. In the new trailer released below, we get glimpses of action, explosions, monsters, and the Doctor’s new companions, who have no problem pointing out who exactly is in charge.

Along with the trailer, the BBC released official descriptions for the first two episodes of the season, as follows:

Episode One – The Woman Who Fell To Earth – Sunday, October 7th

“We don’t get aliens in Sheffield.” In a South Yorkshire city, Ryan Sinclair,
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New ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ Trailer Reveals Barry Jenkins’ Lush ‘Moonlight’ Follow-Up

Annapurna Pictures has released a new, full-length trailer for If Beale Street Could Talk. Based on the novel by James Baldwin, the story follows lovers Fonny and Tish who must race against the clock to free Fonny after he is falsely accused of rape and Tish is pregnant with his baby. This marks the highly anticipated folllow-up film from Moonlight director Barry Jenkins, who both directs and writes this Baldwin adaptation. The film had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival last week, where it drew strong notices for the craftsmanship and performances. The film left …
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Denmark selects 'The Guilty' as foreign-language Oscar candidate

Denmark selects 'The Guilty' as foreign-language Oscar candidate
Screen’s regularly updated list of foreign language Oscar submissions.

Nominations for the 91st Academy Awards are not until Tuesday January 22, but the first submissions for best foreign-language film are now being announced.

Last year saw a record 92 submissions for the award, which were narrowed down to a shortlist of nine. This was cut to five nominees, with Sebastián Lelio’s transgender drama A Fantastic Woman ultimately taking home the gold statue.

Screen’s interview with Mark Johnson, chair of the Academy’s foreign-language film committee, explains the shortlisting process from submission to voting.

Submitted films must be released theatrically
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‘Assassination Nation’ Ads Rejected by Facebook, YouTube

‘Assassination Nation’ Ads Rejected by Facebook, YouTube
Assassination Nation,” a wicked riff on the Salem Witch Trials and our current social media culture, was always intended to be provocative. What Neon, the indie label that bought the film at Sundance, didn’t count on was that many of those same digital giants it skewers would find advertisements for “Assassination Nation” too hot to handle.

As the movie prepares for its debut on Friday, it is having trouble posting clips on Facebook and YouTube. And it’s not just new media. Billboards, one of the oldest forms of hawking products around, are also proving tough to come by.

To be fair, there’s good reason for the discomfort. Neon has definitely been leaning into the film’s more controversial elements. “Assassination Nation” follows four gun-toting high school girls who take up arms against an anonymous hacker who has leaked all of their hometown’s dirty secrets online. Their revenge is bloody.
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‘Star Wars’ To Experience A “Slowdown” In The Production Of Films After ‘Solo’ Disappointment

It must be difficult owning the two biggest franchises in the world, huh? Well, if you’re Disney and you own both Marvel and “Star Wars,” you have to be thinking that right about now. As Marvel Studios continues its record-breaking dominance of the box office, “Star Wars” is starting to show signs of vulnerability. And the main culprit of this is frequency. And in a new interview with Disney CEO Bob Iger, it’s that frequency that seems to work for one and definitely not the other.

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‘The Sinner’ Season 2 Finale Highlights the Beauty of a Quiet, Satisfying Conclusion

Warning: Spoilers for the Season 2 finale of The Sinner below. In a sea of crime shows, what makes The Sinner something different is that its focus is never really on who, but why. We know who within the first episode; in this case, Julian (an earnest Elisha Henig) killed his parents. But why? Things unraveled from there, introducing mysteries we didn’t know we wanted solved (and then desperately wanted to know more about). Adam and Bess weren’t Julian’s parents, Vera was. Except Vera actually wasn’t, technically; she raised him, but his birth mother was Heather’…
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How Donald Trump Could Help Michael Moore Return as the King of Documentary Box Office

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Michael Moore’s “Fahrenheit 11/9” (Briarcliff Entertainment) opens Friday in over 1,700 theaters. The release comes in a year that has seen three documentaries gross over $10 million: “Won’t You Be My Neighbor,” “Rbg,” and “Three Identical Strangers.” But those successes pale against Moore’s: Three of his films grossed over $30 million at 2018 ticket prices, with “Fahrenheit 9/11” at a staggering $178 million.

As always, Moore is his film’s marketing campaign; he’s gambling that he can recreate the appeal of “Bowling For Columbine” and “9/11″after a decade of seeing his films face declining results. His biggest hits came in the early George W. Bush years, when he was positioned as part of the resistance. (His last two documentaries came while Obama was president.) His last film, “Where To Invade Next,” grossed just $3.8 million in February 2016 — but that was months before anyone took Donald Trump seriously.

This cycle works both ways. Moore
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When Scaring Children is a Good Thing: Why Kid-Friendly Horror Matters

Kid horror has to be one of the most thankless subgenres in film. Very few horror films aimed toward children succeed at the box office, and they’re rarely distinguished by critical regard or earn the initial respect of MPAA-obsessed genre fans, often having to build a cult audience over the course of years or even […]

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‘Big Mouth’ Season 2 Trailer: Netflix’s Filthy Animated High Schoolers Are About to Get Even More Nsfw

Netflix’s “Big Mouth” was named one of IndieWire’s best new shows of 2017, which means anticipation is high for the animated series’ return this October. Created by and featuring the voices of Nick Kroll and John Mulaney, “Big Mouth” follows a group of high school students as they navigate the wild world of puberty.

Cast members Kroll, Mulaney, Maya Rudolph, Jason Mantzoukas, Jordan Peele, Fred Armisen, Jenny Slate, and Jessi Klein are all returning for the 10-episode second season. New addictions to the voice cast in season 2 include Gina Rodriguez as Gina, the first girl at the middle school who has developed breasts, and David Thewlis as the Hormone Monster’s mortal enemy, The Shame Wizard.

Big Mouth” Season 2 will be available to stream October 5 on Netlifx. Watch the official trailer below.
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‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ Trailer: Disney Rick Rolls the Internet

Disney has released a new trailer for Ralph Breaks the Internet — apparently dropping the cumbersome subtitle Wreck-It-Ralph 2 — which follows best friends Ralph (John C. Reilly) and Vanellope von Schweetz (Sarah Silverman) as they venture beyond the familiar world of their video game arcade into the great unknown of the internet. However, a stumble into the dangerous online […]

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