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Canon Of Film: ’25th Hour’

In this week’s edition of Canon Of Film, we take a look at one of Spike Lee‘s underrated masterpiece, ‘25th Hour‘. For the story behind the genesis of the Canon, you can click here.

’25th Hour‘ (2002)

Director: Spike Lee

Screenplay: David Benioff, based on his novel “The 25th Hour

When Spike Lee’s ‘25th Hour,’ came out in 2002, it was ignored by most every award show, and made only a handful of top 10 lists. It was on my top ten list of that year, and I thought it was one of Lee’s absolute best; I’ve often called it his most underrated film. It’s a funny thing about movies, sometimes a film needs a certain amount of time to pass before people truly recognize its greatness, and time for those who were ahead of the curve to gloat a bit. Suddenly, at the end of the decade,
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Nick Jonas Talks Brother Joe and Sophie Turner — and Whether He's Ready to Settle Down

Nick Jonas Talks Brother Joe and Sophie Turner — and Whether He's Ready to Settle Down
The Jonas family has a new addition to the holiday festivities this year — and Nick Jonas is excited.

The family is welcoming Sophie Turner into their tight-knit unit after Joe Jonas proposed to the Game of Thrones actress last month.

“It’s been really great,” Jonas told People last week before his concert aboard the Carnival Liberty ship. “They’re a perfect fit — I’m really happy for them.”

But now that older brothers Joe and Kevin Jonas are settled down, does this make him want to start looking for his happy ending?

“That’s the goal eventually,” Jonas admitted.
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Justice League cinematographer wants a Zack Snyder director’s cut

The cinematographer for Justice League, Fabian Wagner, has called for a Zack Snyder cut of the film.

There are a fair few people, after seeing Justice League, which would like to see what a full-blown Zack Snyder cut of the film would have looked like – Snyder had to step away from the production after a family tragedy, leaving Joss Whedon to take his place.

Wagner was the director of photography when Snyder was in the director’s chair but couldn’t return for Whedon’s reshoots due to scheduling difficulties. Second unit photographer Jean-Philippe Gossart ended up replacing him.

Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Wagner said that he enjoys the time Snyder takes to tell his stories; speaking with regards to Justice League’s fairly short running time:

“This one was even shorter than I expected, so there are scenes that aren’t in there. I really hope we get
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Watching Godless on Netflix? Of Course You Recognize Whitey Winn

Image Source: Netflix If you like Westerns, Netflix's new drama Godless is right up your alley. As you watch the gunslingers work to bring down the gang of outlaws terrorizing various townsfolk, one particular lawman might have caught your eye. The reason he looks so familiar? Because he previously starred on one of the biggest shows on TV. On Godless, we first meet Sheriff's Deputy Whitey Winn while he practices drawing his six-shooters in the mirror, pumping himself up with lines like, "You know why they call me Whitey Winn? 'Cause I always do." But the kid has some serious gun skills, which he puts on fine display one night when a pair of would-be troublemakers start shooting their mouths and their guns off. It's no green sight, but it's still pretty impressive. Image Source: HBO Wait, green sight? That's right. The actor who plays Winn, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, is none
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Louis C.K.’s Apology Is Even More Ridiculous in Wacky Song Form — Watch

Louis C.K.’s Apology Is Even More Ridiculous in Wacky Song Form — Watch
When Louis C.K. admitted that the allegations reported by The New York Times about his sexual misconduct were true, a portion of his (let’s face it, mostly male) fans were initially persuaded. C.K.’s apology stood in contrast to the fervent denials spouted by other accused men, but many found his tone flippant and more concerned with his collaborators than his victims. Responding on Twitter, “Game of Thrones” star Lena Headey called his words “a shitshow of narcissistic cock soup,” adding that “he didn’t apologize. Full Stop.”

Read More:Louis C.K. Didn’t Understand Consent on ‘Louie,’ and He Doesn’t Understand it Now

C.K.’s shifty statement inspired one enterprising young comedian to spring into action; filmmaker Lauren Maul set his “narcissistic cock soup” to music, and the result is not only hilarious, but undeniably catchy. Using colorful cutout animation, Maul brilliantly turns C.K.
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Louis C.K.’s Apology Is Even More Ridiculous in Wacky Song Form — Watch

Louis C.K.’s Apology Is Even More Ridiculous in Wacky Song Form — Watch
When Louis C.K. admitted that the allegations reported by The New York Times about his sexual misconduct were true, a portion of his (let’s face it, mostly male) fans were initially persuaded. C.K.’s apology stood in contrast to the fervent denials spouted by other accused men, but many found his tone flippant and more concerned with his collaborators than his victims. Responding on Twitter, “Game of Thrones” star Lena Headey called his words “a shitshow of narcissistic cock soup,” adding that “he didn’t apologize. Full Stop.”

Read More:Louis C.K. Didn’t Understand Consent on ‘Louie,’ and He Doesn’t Understand it Now

C.K.’s shifty statement inspired one enterprising young comedian to spring into action; filmmaker Lauren Maul set his “narcissistic cock soup” to music, and the result is not only hilarious, but undeniably catchy. Using colorful cutout animation, Maul brilliantly turns C.K.
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TV Families To Be Thankful For This Holiday Season

TV Families To Be Thankful For This Holiday Season
In this digital age of infinite screens and streams is an opportunity for liberation: Specifically, liberation from the families that we did not have the luxury of choosing. In 2017, Netflix and other platforms have been kind when it comes to giving us a glimpse at perhaps preferable family lives. So this Thanksgiving, it’s time we give thanks to the TV families who’ve been there for us no matter what — because, you know, they’re fictional.

The Byers (“Stranger Things”)

Despite the bloodthirsty monsters and suffocating slime, “Stranger Things” is all about the power of family. The writers kept their focus on the relationships between friends and family, and the extent that people endure in order to protect the ones they love. The Byers may not have the best luck in the world, but through every strange twist and turn they never once turned their backs on each other.
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TV Families To Be Thankful For This Holiday Season

TV Families To Be Thankful For This Holiday Season
In this digital age of infinite screens and streams is an opportunity for liberation: Specifically, liberation from the families that we did not have the luxury of choosing. In 2017, Netflix and other platforms have been kind when it comes to giving us a glimpse at perhaps preferable family lives. So this Thanksgiving, it’s time we give thanks to the TV families who’ve been there for us no matter what — because, you know, they’re fictional.

The Byers (“Stranger Things”)

Despite the bloodthirsty monsters and suffocating slime, “Stranger Things” is all about the power of family. The writers kept their focus on the relationships between friends and family, and the extent that people endure in order to protect the ones they love. The Byers may not have the best luck in the world, but through every strange twist and turn they never once turned their backs on each other.
See full article at Indiewire »

Justice League Cinematographer Echoes Plea For A Director’s Cut

You’re not the only one crossing your fingers in the hope that Warner Bros. will release a director’s cut of Justice League.

Fabian Wagner, cinematographer on the pic and one of the DPs currently working on Game of Thrones season 8, has encouraged WB to dive through the archives and piece together all of those scenes that were allegedly left on the cutting room floor. Indeed, one need only look over Justice League‘s trailer campaign to identify all those shots that didn’t make the final cut.

Rumor has it that Warner imposed a two-hour mandate on Zack Snyder and Joss Whedon’s blockbuster, which goes some way to explaining the truncated runtime – at only 119 minutes in length, Justice League is undoubtedly one of the shortest superhero films in recent memory. Hell, it even took Wagner by surprise:

This one was even shorter than I expected, so there
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Leaked Game Of Thrones Set Photos Point To Huge Winterfell Sequence And A Mysterious New Castle

Winterfell, the largest castle in the North and long-time home of the Stark family, will feature quite prominently in Game of Thrones season 8, if these leaked set photos are any indication.

First spotted by the eagle-eyed folks over at Watchers on the Wall (with a tip of the hat to Oakleaf Photography), these images were taken at some of the show’s key filming hubs in Northern Ireland, including the serene Moneyglass and Titanic Studios.

Since the early days on Game of Thrones, Moneyglass has doubled as the northerly Winterfell, and we’re now hearing that the Stark stronghold is being revamped from the ground up in anticipation of season 8. Massive white sheets have also been scattered across the Irish fields, which only fuels previous rumors that Winterfell will be one of the first castles to come under siege from the invading Night King and his undead army.

Speaking of castles,
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New 12 Strong trailer finds Hemsworth charging into battle

  • JoBlo
Seeing soldiers gallantly riding into battle is normally reserved for stuff like Lord Of The Rings, Game Of Thrones and Braveheart, but you don’t often see scenes like that paired with machine guns and ballistic missiles. You’d think the horses would get spooked by all the noises. But that’s exactly how the brave men depicted in 12 Strong had to battle against the Taliban when... Read More...
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Justice League Cinematographer Also Wants Zack Snyder's Director's Cut

Justice League Cinematographer Also Wants Zack Snyder's Director's Cut
There were many aspects of Warner Bros. Justice League that were rather unexpected, especially the one hour and forty-nine minute runtime, which marked the shortest Dceu movie to date. Angry Dceu fans have been demanding the studio release Zack Snyder's director's cut of Justice League, including the original soundtrack by Junkie Xl, and it seems that the original cinematographer, Fabian Wagner, wants to see that director's cut too. The Dp is quite a big fan of all Zack Snyder's director's cuts, including Watchmen, 300 and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and he wants to see the director's complete vision for his latest directorial effort, at some point. Here's what Fabian Wagner had to say about the short run time.

"This one was even shorter than I expected, so there are scenes that aren't in there. I really hope we get to see a director's cut, which will give
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HBO Hacker Charged Over $6 Million Extortion Attempt, ‘Game of Thrones’ Script Leak

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HBO Hacker Charged Over $6 Million Extortion Attempt, ‘Game of Thrones’ Script Leak
A man has been charged in the high-profile hack attack that gave “Game of Throne” fans sneak peeks at unaired episodes of Season 7. The acting United States attorney for the southern district of New York has pressed charges against the hacker who attempted to extort $6 million from HBO and leaked scripts of “Game of Thrones” earlier this year. Behzad Mesri, an Iran-based computer hacker who previously worked for the Iran military, breached HBO’s computer networks and employee files and stole 1.5 terabytes of data. Also Read: HBO Hackers Leak 'Game of Thrones' Season 7 Finale Secrets After sending an email to HBO.
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Superman finally joins the Justice League marketing campaign

Now that Justice League is here and the “surprise” – Spoilers – that Superman makes his return to the DC Extended Universe, Warner Bros. has decided to release an updated version of its poster and banners featuring Henry Cavill’s Man of Steel; check them out here…

See Also: Jason Momoa defends Justice League, says it could have been two movies

See Also: Fans petitioning Warner Bros. to release Zack Snyder’s version of Justice League

Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too
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'Game of Thrones' Podcast: One Last Look at Season 1

What would the world of Westeros look like with Eddard Stark (Sean Bean) still in place?

It's a question that's fresh on the mind following a rewatch of Game of Thrones' first season, in which the Lord of Winterfell and Warden of the North's final days on earth (or Planetos if you prefer) are front and center. How much bloodshed would have been averted if Joffrey (Jack Gleason) hadn't ordered Ned's head on a Valyrian platter? Would the War of the Five Kings have reached an earlier conclusion? Would Ned have found a way to install Jon...
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Justice League cinematographer is hoping for a Director's Cut as well

  • JoBlo
Fabian Wagner is a master of his craft. In the past, Wagner has lent his slick and stylish cinematography savvy to projects like Victor Frankstein, Game Of Thrones, and most recently, DC Entertainment's Justice League. For Justice League, Wagner worked closely by director Zack Snyder's side in an effort to bring DC's most iconic superhero team to the big screen. Since... Read More...
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Jason Momoa defends Justice League, says it could have been two movies

Jason Momoa, one of the stars of Justice League, has defended the film from critics and stated that it could have been two movies.

Justice League is now playing on screens around the world, suffering a critical pounding and a disappointing opening weekend at the box office. The team-up blockbuster has the lowest opening for a Dceu film so far.

One of the film’s stars, Jason Momoa (who plays Aquaman), has defended the film – much like you might expect.

In an interview with EW, the actor said that he isn’t reading the negative feedback the film has received:

“I try to stay the fuck away from what people say,” Momoa said. “Some of my friends said, ‘Justice League isn’t doing well’ and it kind of bummed me out. But I didn’t want to look it up. I don’t want to look up the bad and the negativity.
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Critics Pick the Best Movies That Should Be Made Into TV Shows — IndieWire Survey

Critics Pick the Best Movies That Should Be Made Into TV Shows — IndieWire Survey
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: In light of recent “Galaxy Quest” and “Lord of the Rings” news, which movie/movie franchise should be rebooted as a TV series? (question courtesy of Allison Keene)

Pilot Viruet (@pilotbacon), Vice

I have so many ideas for this! During that season we got “Minority Report” and “Limitless,” I got angry about how many of these reboots/remakes/sequels are male-skewering and male-dominated and started making a list of all the movies I’d rather see instead – obviously ones that are more focused on telling stories about women and non-binary folks. “Whip It” could be a fantastic Freeform teen drama series (I’m still angry that
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Critics Pick the Best Movies That Should Be Made Into TV Shows — IndieWire Survey

  • Indiewire
Critics Pick the Best Movies That Should Be Made Into TV Shows — IndieWire Survey
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: In light of recent “Galaxy Quest” and “Lord of the Rings” news, which movie/movie franchise should be rebooted as a TV series? (question courtesy of Allison Keene)

Pilot Viruet (@pilotbacon), Vice

I have so many ideas for this! During that season we got “Minority Report” and “Limitless,” I got angry about how many of these reboots/remakes/sequels are male-skewering and male-dominated and started making a list of all the movies I’d rather see instead – obviously ones that are more focused on telling stories about women and non-binary folks. “Whip It” could be a fantastic Freeform teen drama series (I’m still angry that
See full article at Indiewire »

At&T-Time Warner Merger: Does the Doj Have a Case?

At&T-Time Warner Merger: Does the Doj Have a Case?
The surprising Department of Justice lawsuit to block At&T’s merger with Time Warner may end up in an epic courtroom showdown, unlike any recent antitrust challenge in recent memory.

The Doj’s 23-page complaint lays out a case that is notable for its straightforward argument: The bulked-up At&T-DirecTV-Time Warner would have the leverage and incentive to withhold prized content, like channels featuring “Game of Thrones” and NBA games, from rivals or new entrants.

At&T, meanwhile, finds that argument specious and a diversion from the way that the government has handled antitrust law. Its CEO Randall Stephenson said on Monday evening that it “stretches the reach of antitrust law beyond the breaking point.”

In the wake of the lawsuit, a number of public interest groups, politicos, and Wall Street analysts quickly weighed in, sometimes diverting from traditional ideological boundaries.

Berin Szoka, president of TechFreedom, said in a statement that it was “odd to see
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