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All James Wan movies ranked

(Photo by Warner Bros.) Director James Wan and his creative partner Leigh Whannell burst into the industry with their 2003 short Seen, which they remade a year later as a Lionsgate feature film. Introducing the horror icon Jigsaw (the moral and vengeful architect of an escape room with plenty of free time, played with aplomb by Tobin Bell), SeenThe high-level ...

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Demonic is wasting his two best concepts

Demonic didn’t wow critics as Neill Blomkamp’s sci-fi horror teased armed exorcists and nightmarish worlds, for breaking any promises. by Neill Blomkamp Demonic wasted not one, but two of the most promising vanities teased by the film’s promotional material, turning a potentially compelling premise into a disappointing and all-too-familiar finished film. Blomkamp’s first feature film District 9 was a breath ...

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Registration open for this year’s 72 Film Fest

September 1 – A new year, a new 72 Film Fest! Every year is a different theme, and this year is no different. The theme for 2021 is “The Interpretation and Recreation of Dreams”. What exactly will be asked of each filmmaker will be kept a secret until the online launch party on September 23. Will filmmakers choose to tell ...

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Why you shouldn’t trust the Spider-Man No Way Home trailer

The Spider-Man: No Way Home trailer reveals the premise of the film, but given Marvel’s marketing history, it’s best not to be taken at face value. Given the history of Marvel’s cheats, it’s best not to take the Spider-Man: No Path Home trailer at face value. The first look at Tom Holland’s third solo film as a wall-crawler was long ...

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“District 9” director Neill Blomkamp on his chilling foray into VR horror and America’s inspired “District 10”

Ot over the past six years, famous filmmaker Neill Blomkamp (District 9, Elysium) was attached to the suites of Aliens and RoboCop, two of the most beloved series in modern science fiction. Yet despite considerable online interest in both projects – which allegedly ignored subsequent installments and resumed immediately after 1986 Aliens and 1987 RoboCop, respectively, neither looks likely to ...

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Ranveer Singh for Sanjay Leela Bhansali

Ranveer Singh shared this photo. (Image courtesy: ranveersingh) Strong points Sanjay Leela Bhansali completed 25 years in the film industry Ranveer Singh dedicated two special Instagram posts to the filmmaker “His pursuit of excellence is relentless,” wrote Ranveer Singh New Delhi: Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali has spent 25 years in the Hindi film industry today and actor Ranveer Singh, who ...

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Rick & Morty gets more anime shorts from Adult Swim

With the release of a third new Rick & Morty animated short in tandem with Season 5, Adult Swim confirms that more shorts are on the way. Adult Swim confirms that it will produce Rick and morty animated shorts after the creative success of the three existing animated shorts in the series. Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland’s adult sci-fi cartoon ...

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Imagine what Travis Scott’s next A24 movie will look like

Alphonse Pierre’s writer Pitchfork rap chronicle covers songs, mixtapes, albums, Instagram freestyles, memes, weird tweets, fashion trends–and anything that catches his eye. Four possible storylines for Travis Scott’s A24 movie I was starting to worry. We are eight months into 2021 and partnerships with the Travis Scott brand have been rare. So I’m grateful to A24, everyone’s favorite movie studio ...

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RM 54 million distributed to creative industry players – Saifuddin

KUCHING: A total of RM 54 million of the RM 89.2 million allocated under the Malaysian Creative Industry Stimulation Program (PRISMA) has so far been distributed to creative industry practitioners in the country . Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah (pix) said the government aims to distribute the remaining funds to creative industry practitioners before the end of the ...

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Documentary “Becoming Led Zeppelin” added to Venice Film Festival lineup – deadline

Become Led Zeppelin, the documentary about the iconic rock band, has been added to the lineup at the Venice Film Festival (September 1-11) in an out-of-competition niche. Directed by Bernard Mac Mahon (American epic), and co-written and produced by Allison mcgourty, the film features members of the group Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, John Bonham and Robert Plant. The film ...

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Pandemic wipes $ 3.5 billion from film and television’s contribution to UK economy – deadline

As the coronavirus continues to wreak havoc on production in the UK, with show closures including Bridgerton, a new report has shed light on the extent of the damage caused by the pandemic. The non-profit Creative UK Group has partnered with research firm Oxford Economics to assess the screen sector’s contribution to the UK economy. They concluded that the gross ...

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Japanese team Nippon TV & UK Outfit Envision on an east-west list – deadline

EXCLUSIVE: In an intriguing partnership that signals the continuing trend of high-profile international collaborations in the film and television industry, Japan’s leading multiplatform entertainment company Nippon TV is teaming up with London-based premium media company Envision Entertainment to form a common list. The first will be a series inspired by the successful Japanese series Double booking, and a pair of ...

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Samantha N. Sheppard & JE Smyth – Deadline

Authors and university professors Samantha N. Sheppard and JE Smyth were named Academy Film Scholars on Monday 2021 by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The grant, presented annually by the organization, is awarded to established academics whose projects focus on one aspect of film and the film industry. The Academy’s Education Grants Committee will award Sheppard and ...

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New “Space Jam” Too Concerned With Warner Brothers Past Glories To Succeed

“Space Jam: A New Legacy” reworks the core 1996 “Space Jam” storyline, replacing Michael Jordan with LeBron James and giving the plot a 21st century twist. This time, LeBron recruits Bugs Bunny and the rest of the Looney Tunes to play basketball against a team of monsters created by the uncontrollable computer AI Al G. Rhythm (Don Cheadle) to save ...

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The ethics of a deepfake voice Anthony Bourdain

The documentary “Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain”, which opened on Friday, is an angry, elegant and often extremely emotional chronicle of the TV star’s life and its impact on those close to him. Directed by Morgan Neville, the film portrays Bourdain as intense, self-disgusting, relentlessly driven, supernatural charismatic, and – in his life and in his death, by suicide, ...

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Peter Dinklage’s Estuary Films signs TV deal with eOne – deadline

Game of thrones Star Peter Dinklage is stepping up the television side of his production company with a first deal with eOne. Estuary Films, which Dinklage directs with David Ginsberg, has entered into a multi-year agreement with the Sharp objects producer to develop television series for broadcast, cable and streaming. Brad Saunders, TV director and former HBO executive, will oversee ...

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Screen Australia announces $ 2.3 million for 10 documentaries

A trio of music icons and a legendary racehorse are among the subjects of 10 projects that will receive $ 2.3 million in documentary production funding from Screen Australia. Of those earmarked for funding, eight will be supported through the Producer program and two through the commissioned program. They include documentaries on John Farnham, Ruby Hunter and Archie Roach, as ...

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Disneyland’s new Jungle Cruise ride to reopen

(CNN) – Disney has finally returned to its jungle cruise after being criticized for years for the attraction’s controversial portrayals of indigenous people. In January, the company announced it would rethink the classic jungle cruise, in which a skipper transported visitors along a waterway while making funny jokes and commentary. One of the sites visited by visitors involved a scene ...

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A journey on the A23 and in film production

Up-and-coming film producer Yaw Basoah is a south Londoner with long-term memories of Brixton. Simone richardson told him about movies, art and the importance of life outside of work Yaw Basoah Yaw Basoah’s parents are from the village of Besorol in the Ashanti region of Ghana, but he grew up in South London. “They moved in the ’60s and’ 70s. ...

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The final scene of the real reason F9 was so hard to shoot

After the crew are done playing with the magnets and collect Tej (Chris Bridges) and Roman (Tyrese Gibson) from space, Dom (Vin Diesel) hosts a barbecue to honor their success. After saying a brief prayer, Dom indicates that a member of their crew has disappeared, pointing to an empty seat left for Brian, the character once played by the late ...

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Top 5 Things to Do in Cincinnati This Weekend: July 9-11

1. Steering wheel laser light show Did you know that the first major laser art exhibition in the United States was curated by Dr. Leon Goldman at the Cincinnati Art Museum in 1969? The Laser Light: A New Visual Art exhibition allowed artists Rockne Krebs, Baron Kody and Mike Campbell to build rooms with mirrors and smoke to make laser ...

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‘Raya and Don Hall from the Last Dragon to direct next Disney animated film that will focus on biracial teenager

Disney’s latest animated offerings have produced a string of box office hits. Whether they are from Pixar or Walt Disney Animation, films like Forward, Luca, and Raya and the last dragon received favorable reactions from fans and critics alike. Then, as first reported by DiscussingFilm, Walt Disney Animations Studios brought in Don Hall to run their next business. Don Hall ...

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Dynasty Warriors Review – IGN

Dynasty Warriors is now streaming on Netflix. Dynasty Warriors isn’t the video game-to-movie adaptation you’ve come to expect. Dating back to 1997, and made up of nine separate games, the hack-n-slash action franchise is a tactical, single-player role-playing game that, at first glance, offers some potential for a cinematic feel. On the one hand, exaggerated battles should correspond to action ...

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Dungeons & Dragons Movie Trailer, Plot, Photos, Cast, Release Date

Liam McBurney – PA Images Think being the best-selling role-playing game of all time earns you a half-decent screen adaptation? Think again. Despite its ubiquity in popular culture, Dungeons & Dragons failed both on the big screen and the small screen, with the 2000 feature film starring Jeremy Irons and Marlon Wayans taking on the most relentless of them all. ...

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Mishna Wolff on Werewolves writing INSIDE

FANGORIA can’t give director Josh enough love (Scare me) Ruben Werewolves inside (the magazine’s latest darling cover and podcast) – and rightly so. Earning rave reviews at its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival this spring, the entertaining horror comedy (now in select theaters and on VOD July 2 from IFC) puts a fun twist on both a murder ...

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“Werewolves Within”: How Josh Ruben Accidentally Made a Great Video Game Movie

Josh ruben, the Los Angeles-based creator who has released a thousand viral music videos, speaks to me from a farm in the Hudson Valley near Woodstock. It’s the same house where his mother grew up, in the same neighborhood where he made his two feature films; eventually, he hopes, he will complete a Edgar wright–Esque “Cornetto Trilogy” of connected horror ...

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Why Disney won’t buy Spider-Man from Sony

Spider-Man is one of the most popular, if not the most popular, superhero characters on the planet. Spider-Man is Marvel’s most recognizable hero with plenty of feature films, merchandise, and even theme park attractions featuring the web slinger. But Sony owns the film rights to Spider-Man, and Disney is in no rush to buy them back. Credit: Marvel Related: Saint ...

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TV Santa Barbara celebrates the summer solstice on video

SANTA BARBARA, CA – June 22, 2021 – TV Santa Barbara (TVSB), the area’s community media access center, is proud to announce that it has produced a spectacular one-hour video for Summer Solstice Celebration Inc as part of the TVSB program “2021 Donner en avant le program”. The video will premiere at the historic Arlington Theater on Saturday, June 26. ...

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George Clooney’s New Cause: A Public High School in Los Angeles

“What we have achieved at the USC academy is that to be more effective we need to reach out to these kids earlier,” said Mr. Iovine. Mr Clooney and his producing partner, Grant Heslov, said they came to a similar conclusion as they sought to diversify hiring on their productions. “You want a more diverse crew,” Heslov said, “but there ...

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