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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2016 8:00 pm 
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I heard about Hachi in China, where it's probably more well-known than it is in the U.S. and where it's even among the top 20 on the local IMDb equivalents (Douban and Mtime). I won't claim to know what that proves about the Chinese filmgoing audience, other than that they don't hold Richard Gere's politics too strongly against him.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2016 4:11 pm 
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I could not be happier about this, one of my most beloved books when I was a child, A Wrinkle in Time, is getting a film adaptation directed by Ava DuVernay, whose visual sensibility was the best thing about Selma


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2016 2:34 pm 
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Michael B. Jordan to appear in new remake of The Thomas Crown Affair

Brilliant analysis by THR there:
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The move is an example of Hollywood's new diversity thinking in action as the potential new movie would go from having white actors in its incarnations to non-white.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2016 2:54 pm 
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Good God, why does that movie keep getting remade. Am I the only one that finds it something that has no hope of being anything better than largely mediocre?


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2016 3:52 pm 

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MGM studios really needs to get a stake in its heart already; their entire MO for existing is to remake their old properties.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2016 6:08 pm 
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cdnchris wrote:
Good God, why does that movie keep getting remade. Am I the only one that finds it something that has no hope of being anything better than largely mediocre?
I like the McTiernan remake quite a bit, and would much rather see the sequel he penned while he was in prison than this remake. They were developing a sequel a few years earlier too, which was also a remake of Dassin's Topkapi, with Verhoeven in talks of directing.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2016 1:11 am 
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Tom Stoppard to write, Bennett Miller to direct, Megan Ellison to produce new version of A Christmas Carol/


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2016 3:24 pm 
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Sacha Baron Cohen on why he dropped out of the Freddie Mercury bio-pic, said he had David Fincher among others interested in directing. It seems like Brian May is more wrapped up in making a movie simply about the history of Queen, which honestly would be of no interest to me and lots others I'm sure. I really think the most compelling story that could be told was Mercury's final years, watching him fight against the deterioration AIDS was wreaking on his body by continuing to work non-stop, while dealing with the witch-hunt he was in the center of with regards to the British tabloid press.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2016 9:02 am 
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Tim Burton confirms Beetlejuice 2 has been greenlit with Keaton and Ryder starring


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2016 9:50 am 
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An updated A Christmas Carol, a Freddie Mercury/Queen bio pic and Beetlejuice 2....The creativity is flowing.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2016 2:05 pm 

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I can't think of any other sequel that has had as many announcements regarding its impending production as this one. As far back as 1990, Beetlejuice Goes Hawaiian was supposed to start filming with a Jonathan Gems screenplay. I'm guessing we're stuck with whatever Seth Grahame-Smith wrote, which, given his awful track record, is probably going to be an embarrassment for all involved.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2016 2:13 pm 
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An updated A Christmas Carol, a Freddie Mercury/Queen bio pic and Beetlejuice 2....The creativity is flowing.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2016 3:01 pm 

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FrauBlucher wrote:
An updated A Christmas Carol, a Freddie Mercury/Queen bio pic and Beetlejuice 2....The creativity is flowing.



Yep. Even with Tom Stoppard writing, I fail to see the need for another retelling of A Christmas Carol. I think the Muppets and Richard Williams' animated versions are pretty much the definitive takes.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2016 3:43 pm 

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Actually, scratch Beetlejuice 2


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2016 1:26 am 
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Ben-Hur wasn't that good the first time, so let's try it again. ](*,)


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2016 4:20 am 
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You do realize this will be the fourth adaptation, correct?


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2016 12:29 pm 
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Yup. I was more or less poking fun at the filmmakers, suggesting that they are playing to plain folks who only know the Heston version and they are working off that premise.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2016 4:30 am 
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Horse Killed By ‘Flying Iceberg’ On Fast and Furious 8 Set


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2016 10:19 am 
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Netflix is putting up $90 million to finance Bright, "a Max Landis scripted cop thriller with fantastical elements." The film will be directed by David Ayer, and will star Will Smith and Joel Edgerton. They state that the film could get a limited theatrical release, but is intended for their streaming service. I can't fathom how in the world Netflix makes any sort of profit in this scenario. Nor can I fathom why anyone would give Max Landis money for anything, much less the $3 million he's pocketing here.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2016 4:55 pm 
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James Ponsoldt to adapt I Want My MTV: The Uncensored Story Of The Music Video Revolution, the excellent book about the network's early days and first decade. Presumably it'll be mostly about how it was built from the ground up as discussed in it's first chapters.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2016 6:22 pm 
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So no discussion of the fight with MJ because MTV was super racist?


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2016 6:28 pm 
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Those issues are handled in the book, but I think the better movie is in how the idea of a 24/7 television channel dedicated to music was developed and sold to people. More importantly, not sold to some because in the early days they had disputes with the labels over royalties and such.

I'd cast Jennifer Lawrence as Nina Blackwood.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2016 7:31 pm 
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Noah Hawley, creator of FX's Fargo, set to make his feature directing debut.


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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2016 6:40 am 
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Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem in Talks to Star in Asghar Farhadi’s Spanish-Language Film.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2016 10:31 pm 
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Mel Gibson may be returning for The Resurrection of The Christ. It's kind of hard to imagine as he would seem more capable of The Passion narrative but who knows. It will be interesting at the very least to see what his artistic models are this time around--some kind of extension, I would assume, of the same ones he used for the previous film.


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