by DuongApt at 08-12-2020, 03:27 AM
Tenet is finally coming to movie theaters around the world later this month. Even though the United States will have to wait until early September. In support of the film, some new tidbits about the mysterious production have been surfacing online from director Christopher Nolan himself. Though he’s not giving away any new plot details. He has revealed that not only does this movie somehow have fewer visual effects shots than most romantic comedies. But it was also probably one of the hardest movies for any editor to tackle.

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Speaking with ICG Magazine in support of Tenet, director Christopher Nolan touted the impressive number of practical effects that were used in making the movie. The director made a surprising comparison to illustrate that very fact:

Quote:“The visual side of the film is huge in scale, but our VFX shot count is probably lower than most romantic comedies.”

Tenet editor Jennifer Lame (HereditaryMarriage Story), who stepped up in place of Nolan’s usual editor Lee Smith (who was busy with 1917 at the time Tenet was shooting), says Tenet has roughly 300 VFX shots. That might sound like a lot, but blockbuster movies typically have a lot more than that. For example, the Transformers franchise varies between 600 and 1,000 VFX shots depending on which movie you’re looking at. Meanwhile, Avengers: Age of Ultron holds the record with over 3,000 VFX shots. Perhaps the best comparison is Christopher Nolan’s own Inception, which had 500 VFX shots.

Nolan credits his visual effects supervisor Andrew Jackson for helping make the movie with as many practical effects as possible. The director said:

Quote:“Visual effects supervisor Andrew Jackson was responsible for coming up with our safety net,” Nolan explained. “We wanted it all in-camera, but if it couldn’t be done, what choices are there in post-production? I like to say Andrew kind of bid himself out of a job because he helped us achieve such an enormous amount practically. There were still very complicated visual effects for the team at Double Negative. But Andrew’s expertise and background in on-set effects benefitted us enormously.”

However, just because there aren’t nearly as many visual effects in the movie as the traditional blockbuster. That doesn’t mean the movie was easier to piece together in post-production. In the same article from ICG Magazine, Nolan praised Jennifer Lame’s work on the movie:

Quote:“Working for the first time with editor Jen Lame was a real pleasure. I joked with her when she first came on that this might be the hardest movie any editor has ever had to cut — and I’m not sure she would dispute that right now [laughs]. Working out all the aspects of portraying time running in different directions meant going beyond what was down on the page, as the execution lay with a successful translation of the visual.”

We’ve only gotten a glimpse of what Nolan is talking about in the trailers for Tenet. But hopefully, we’ll be able to see everything when the movie arrives in theaters. Which is currently slate to happen on September 2, 2020. In the meantime, tickets in the United Kingdom are already going on sale for when the movie arrives in theaters there on August 26. Lucky bastards.
by DuongApt at 08-12-2020, 03:05 AM
Netflix has a new dramatic thriller coming to their streaming library in September. And the ensemble cast is one of the best they’ve ever had for an original movie. Tom HollandRobert PattinsonJason ClarkeRiley Keough. And more all star in The Devil All the Time. An adaptation of Donald Ray Pollock‘s book of the same name. The story is described as an explosive Midwestern Gothic tale spanning two decades as sinister characters converge around a young man forced to fight the evil forces that threaten him and everything he loves. The trailer is coming soon, but in the meantime. A new poster touts the fantastic cast in all their seedy Midwestern glory.

The Devil All The Time Poster

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The Devil All the Time, in its book form, is said to mix “the twisted intensity of Oliver Stone’s Natural Born Killers with the religious and Gothic over­tones of Flannery O’Connor at her most haunting”. If you saw the first look photos that debuted last week. You’ll see that those comparisons are right on the money.

With a cast that also includes Sebastian StanBill SkarsgårdMia WasikowskaHarry MellingHaley Bennett, and Pokey Lafarge. This is bound to be a must-watch when the movie arrives on Netflix this fall. It just might be a movie that kicks off awards season early. We’ll have a better idea of what to expect with the first trailer expected to arrive very soon. In the meantime, check the official synopsis for more detailsL

Quote:In Knockemstiff, Ohio and its neighboring backwoods, sinister characters — an unholy preacher (Robert Pattinson), twisted couple (Jason Clarke and Riley Keough), and crooked sheriff (Sebastian Stan) — converge around young Arvin Russell (Tom Holland) as he fights the evil forces that threaten him and his family. Spanning the time between World War II and the Vietnam war. Director Antonio Campos’ THE DEVIL ALL THE TIME renders a seductive and horrific landscape that pits the just against the corrupted.

The Devil All The Time hits Netflix on September 16, 2020.
by DuongApt at 08-12-2020, 02:49 AM
Now this is a story all about how the sitcom premise of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air got flipped-turned upside down. Yes, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is getting the inevitable reboot. But it won’t be as a sitcom again — this time, things are taking a turn for the dramatic.

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Will Smith is teaming up with Morgan Cooper, whose viral video reimagined the hit NBC sitcom as a drama, to reboot The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air as a serious show. Inspired by Cooper’s video, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Titled Bel-Air, the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air reboot is described as a “dramatic take on the former NBC comedy that catapulted Smith to stardom after he spent six seasons starring as the street-smart kid who moved from Philly to the upper-class neighborhood.”

Bel-Air has reportedly been in the works for more than a year. With reports of a Fresh Prince of Bel-Air spin-off produced by Smith first surfacing in October 2019. Since Morgan’s fake “trailer” for Bel-Air went viral in March 2019. The four-minute clip, which treated the events of the sitcom. In which a fictional version of Smith gets sent from his poor neighborhood in Philadelphia to live with his rich uncle in Bel-Air — as a serious drama, was created and directed by Cooper, a self-described super-fan of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. The idea sounds ridiculous knowing the comical nature of the original beloved sitcom. Which ran on NBC for six seasons from 1990-1996. But the clip actually gives a pretty convincing depiction of what The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air would be like as a drama. It’s something like a cross between Atlanta and Friday Night Lights.

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The clip caught Smith’s eye, as did Cooper’s talents. Cooper will co-write the script, direct, and be credited as co-executive producer for Bel-Air. Original series producers Smith, Quincy Jones, Benny Medina as well as creators Andy and Susan Borowitz, are all set to return as executive producers. Chris Collins (The Wire, Crash, Sons of Anarchy) will serve as showrunner. Exec producer and is set to co-write the script alongside Cooper.

THR reports that the drama, which is a co-production between Smith’s Westbrook Studios and original producers Universal TV, is currently being shopped to streamers. With Peacock, Netflix, and HBO Max among those bidding on the potential series. So it’s likely it could land at HBO Max, which is the current streaming home for the original sitcom.

But while the pitch for The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air reboot could yield some surprising returns. Setting itself apart from the glut of samey reboots of beloved sitcoms. The question is: will people tune into a Fresh Prince of Bel-Air show without Smith? So the large appeal of the show was that it was loosely based on Smith’s own persona and life story. With the best dramatic moments of the show stemming from Smith’s own personal relationships. But if Smith is behind the series and supporting an exciting new creative voice. So perhaps Bel-Air could feel as fresh as the original.
by clarkkenallstar at 08-11-2020, 11:58 AM
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Hollywood actor Antonio Banderas has tested positive for Covid-19.

The actor shared the health update on Twitter on Monday, on the occasion of his 60th birthday.

"I want to make it public that today, Aug. 10, I am forced to celebrate my 60th birthday in quarantine, having tested positive for the COVID-19 disease, caused by the coronavirus," the star tweeted in Spanish.

"I would like to add that I feel relatively good, just a little more tired than usual, and am confident that I will recover as soon as possible following medical instructions that I hope will allow me to overcome the infectious period that I am suffering, and that is affecting so many people around the planet," he added.

"I will take advantage of this isolation to read, write, rest and continue making plans to begin to give meaning to my 60 years, to which I arrive full of enthusiasm. A big hug to everyone," Banderas concluded.

Banderas is known for his roles in projects like 'The Mask of Zorro', 'Once Upon A Time In Mexico' and 'The Skin I Live In'. He got an Oscar nomination for Pedro Almodovar's 'Pain And Glory'. His more recent slate include projects such as 'The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard', 'Uncharted' and 'Official Competition'.
by clarkkenallstar at 08-11-2020, 11:56 AM
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Pop singer Jason Derulo took to Instagram to share a video of him practising golf with Hollywood star Will Smith. And during the session, Jason accidentally knocked out Will's front teeth. Will was helping the 'Colors' singer improve his golf swing.

Will asked Jason not to swing the club yet, however, it was too for that! Will then crawled towards the camera and showed his missing front teeth. Jason shared the video with a caption, "I don’t like this game @willsmith"

Well, later it was Will's turn to Swing and here's what happened:

Meanwhile, Jason also shared a picture with Will showing off his new smile. He captioned the post, "He’s finally embracing his new smile. @willsmith See my last post."

On the other hand, Will has posted the same picture on his Instagram account and wrote, "I gotta stop inviting @jasonderulo over".
by clarkkenallstar at 08-11-2020, 11:52 AM
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British actress Billie Piper feels social media is terrifying.
In an interview, Piper spoke about her fame and how she deals with social media.

"Let's put it this way, I wouldn't have wanted to be a famous pop star now. The social media element of it all is terrifying because it's continuous, it's in your bed, next to your bedside table every night. In my pop career here were moments that were horrible to experience as a teenager, but they came and went. But the thought of having that constantly on your person -- I wear my phone round my neck like some weird slave - and with one simple click you're able to see what millions of people think about you or other people, or just about anything. I would argue that it's got worse," she said.

Piper, who started career as a teenager, believes it is "slightly depressing" to see people living their lives so "publicly".

"I don't know what that's like (having pictures stolen), but I certainly know what it means to live your life publicly. I've done that since I was 14. What's really interesting and slightly depressing is on some level we all do that now -- everybody has an online profile and everything you do on some level could be seen to be incriminating, even if it's actually quite innocent," she added.
by DuongApt at 08-11-2020, 04:33 AM
Uses the cinematography of Hong Kong to convey the shadowy elements of police work.

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This griping prequel to Infernal Affairs (Vo Gian Dao 2) is set during the 1990s when Hong Kong was turned over to China.

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Ming (Edison Chen or Tran Quan Hy), a young gangster who is working for Sam Hon (Eric Tsang), shoots a powerful godfather 
(Joe Cheung). And sends waves of anxiety through the ranks of other bosses of the city's underworld, known as the Triads. This man's oldest son. Ngai Wing-hau (Francis Ng), is convinced that he was done in by his four main criminal compatriots in Hong Kong. He vows to take revenge.

Meanwhile, Ming enters the police academy as a trainee. And Yan (Shawn Yue) leaves the academy when his superior. Wong (Anthony Wong), discovers that he's a half-brother to Ngai. Much to his surprise, this young man is tapped to become a stoolie within the Triads. Most of the picture deals with the incredible difficulties both informers have as they struggle to evade exposure. Equally mesmerizing is the theme of the fine line between upholding and breaking the law.

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Director Andrew Lau (Luu Duc Hoa) draws out fine performances from Anthony Wong as the exhausted police superintendent and Eric Tsang as the wily and ruthless crime lord. Again the cinematography of Hong Kong is used to convey the shadowy elements of police work. So the music by Chan Kwong Wing is perfectly in sync with the tension of the drama.
by DuongApt at 08-11-2020, 04:16 AM
As Connery storms to victory in new poll. Daniel Craig surprisingly does not even make the top 3.

Well, it's official, according to a new poll Sean Connery is the greatest James Bond. With over 14,000 007 fans voting the Scottish actor as the stand-out portrayal of Ian Fleming's famous MI6 agent. Though this might not come as much of a surprise. The result that does is the most recent incarnation of the character. Daniel Craig, not even making it into the top 3.

Connery topped the James Bond poll with 44 per cent of the vote. With Timothy Dalton taking second place with a respectable 32 per cent. And finally Pierce Brosnan coming in third with 23 per cent. Craig, meanwhile, was knocked out in the first round by Connery. Who came out on top with 56 per cent of the vote. Connery is often considered to be the audience's favorite Bond, having played the iconic character a total of seven times, beginning with the first five Bond movies, Dr. No (1962), From Russia with Love (1963), Goldfinger (1964), Thunderball (1965), and You Only Live Twice (1967) before exiting the role. He was then exited the role before being coaxed back into returning for Diamonds Are Forever (1971) and later Never Say Never Again (1983).

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In a separate poll, Bond fans were then asked who would most like to see slide into the famous tux and strap on the Walther PPK next following Daniel Craig's last 007 outing in the upcoming No Time to Die. Outlander actor Sam Heughan emerged victorious, earning almost 30 per cent of the vote, with the rest of the top five being made up of such expected choices as Tom Hardy (14 per cent), Henry Cavill (11 per cent), Idris Elba (10 per cent), and Tom Hiddleston (five per cent).

Heughan has stated recently that he would relish the chance to take over, with the actor saying. "Obviously it's a dream for every actor... I auditioned for it back when they were doing Bond 21 - when Daniel Craig was cast in Casino Royale. And I think a lot of actors were seen in the U.K. Of course, it would be a dream role. And a Scottish Bond, who doesn't want to see another Scottish Bond?!"

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Before any of them are given the opportunity though. We still have yet to see Daniel Craig as James Bond for the fifth and final time in No Time to Die. Which picks up five years after the capture of Ernst Stavro Blofeld. With James Bond having now left active service. He is approached by Felix Leiter, his friend, and a CIA officer. Who enlists his help in the search for Valdo Obruchev, a missing scientist. When it becomes apparent that Obruchev was abducted. Bond must confront a danger the likes of which the world has never seen before.

No Time to Die is directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga from a screenplay by Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Fukunaga, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge. Léa Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Jeffrey Wright, Christoph Waltz, and Ralph Fiennes reprise their roles from previous films, with Rami Malek and Lashana Lynch joining the main cast.

No Time to Die has been delayed several times due to the ongoing global circumstances. With rumors currently abound that it may be delayed again. For now, the movie is scheduled for release on 12 November in the United Kingdom and on 25 November in the United States, though there have been recent rumors that MGM and Universal are considering delaying the movie once again to Summer 2021. This comes to us courtesy of Radio Times.
by DuongApt at 08-11-2020, 04:01 AM
Disney has tapped Zac Efron to star in a remake of the 1987 comedy Three Men and a Baby.

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Disney is moving forward with a Three Men and a Baby remake based on the 1980s classic comedy. What's more, they've tapped Zac Efron to star in the lead role. This comes as the studio is looking to beef up its streaming offerings in an aim to compete with Netflix in the direct-to-consumer marketplace. As such, this is being developed for the Disney+ streaming service and not as a theatrical release.

According to a new report, Zac Efron has boarded the project. It has not been revealed who, precisely, Efron will be playing. Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenberg and Ted Danson headlined the original. No director has been set yet, but Gordon Gray, who most recently worked on Ben Affleck's The Way Back, is on board to produce. Will Reichel (Hot Air) penned the screenplay for the remake. No details have been revealed in regards to how Reichel updated the story. There is no word at this time who may be tapped to star alongside Efron.

The original Three Men and a Baby movie was released in 1987. Itself a remake of the 1985 French film Trois hommes et un couffin which centers on a trio of roommates Peter (Tom Selleck), Michael (Steve Guttenberg) and Jack (Ted Danson) who are all successful and happily unmarried. Peter and Michael are hit with a big surprise when a young woman abandons an infant on their doorstep along with a letter stating that the baby girl belongs to Jack, who happens to be away on business. They are then forced to take care of her and they soon become attached.

Quote:The movie was a massive hit for Disney at the time, bringing in $167 million at the box office. Star Trek icon Leonard Nimoy was in the director's chair. A sequel, Three Men and a Little Lady, was released in 1990. Nimoy did not return to direct but the central cast reprised their roles. Emile Ardolino took the helm. The follow-up was not nearly as successful financially.

For Zac Efron, this represents a return to Disney. The actor got his big break in the High School Musical franchise, which kicked off in 2006. Efron has since become a major star with a varied career. Some of his other credits include Neighbors, 17 Again and That Awkward Moment. Efron took a dramatic turn as Ted Bundy last year in Netflix's Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile. Efron most recently took a turn as host for his docuseries Down to Earth, Efron also provided the voice of Fred in this year's animated Scooby Doo movie Scoob.

There is no word yet on how soon production could begin but a search for a director is underway. This is one of several high-profile movie projects being developed specifically for Disney+. The studio is also working on a reimagining of its animated Robin Hood movie, as well as a new Home Alone reboot. We'll be sure to keep you posted as further details on the project are made available. This news comes to us via The Hollywood Reporter.
by DuongApt at 08-11-2020, 03:51 AM
Brandon Lee was tragically and accidentally killed on the set of The Crow days before the movie was finished.

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Brandon Lee's costume from The Crow has sold at auction for $25,000. Lee wore the aforementioned costume in several scenes, which can be seen in the movie. The actor, and son of late martial arts legend Bruce Lee, was accidentally killed on the set of the 1994 movie, days before completion. He was 28-years old. The movie was finished using CGI, along with stunt doubles. And it was a sleeper hit at the box office upon its release.

Brandon Lee's The Crow distressed black shirt, leather pants and jacket, along with personal items in the pockets, sold for $25,000 at a recent auction. "This costume was worn by actor Brandon Lee, during the filming of 1994 American dark fantasy action film The Crow," according to the original listing. "The costume components comprise of a long black leather coat, black top and black leather trousers. The costume has been heavily distressed for the film with tears and bullet holes". It's unclear who won the bidding war, as that has been kept private.

Brandon Lee would have turned 55 in February of this year. In celebration and tribute, his sister, Shannon Lee, wrote, "Brandon, when I've been thinking about you lately, I've been remembering how beautiful you were. You were funny and smart, and generous and warm and fun. I am so grateful I got to have you in my life as long as I did. Happy birthday. I love you". Lee seemed to think from an early age that he was going to die young like his father. Bruce Lee died at the age of 32 of cerebral edema due to an allergic reaction.

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Brad Pitt recalled in an old interview that Brandon Lee had told him that he was going to die young, but he chalked it up to them being intoxicated and stoned at the time. After that time of partying, Lee accepted the lead role in The Crow. While the movie was a sleeper hit at the box office, it is arguably bigger now than it has ever been, thanks to a dedicated cult audience who keeps introducing the 1994 movie to a new audience. Since the original movie came out, and its following sequels, Hollywood has unsuccessfully attempted to reboot the franchise.

Ernie Hudson, who starred alongside Brandon Lee in The Crow, doesn't think there should be any reboots or remakes. "I just thought Brandon was The Crow and. As far as I was concerned, once he died and we went back to finish it. It was done in my mind," he said in a recent interview. "Brandon was the heart of it and I just I can't imagine [another]." It seems that a lot of people feel that way, but the studio will more than likely do more with the franchise at some point down the line. You can check out The Crow costume auction over at GWS Auctions.
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