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Justice League Dark: two new directors linked with the film

22 hours ago | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Simon Brew Aug 21, 2017

Both Gerard Johnstone and Daniel Espinosa are now in the running for Justice League Dark...

The Justice League Dark movie, that Warner Bros is planning, has thus far lost both Guillermo del Toro and Doug Liman as potential directors. The pair had both been involved in developing the movie, with Liman the last to depart the project three months ago.

Since then, Warner Bros has been on the hunt for a new director.

It seems it may have found one, too. A new report suggests that – after considering the likes of Andres Muschetti and Damian Szifron (who made It and Wild Tales respectively) – that the shortlist is now down to Daniel Espinosa and Gerard Johnstone. The former is best known for Life and Safe House, the latter for Housebound.

The screenplay for the film – at least the current draft – has been penned by Michael Gilio, and it »

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Rumour: Two directors said to be in contention for Justice League Dark

19 August 2017 12:20 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

As with The Flash (now titled Flashpoint), Warner Bros. are on the lookout for a third director on its upcoming supernatural DC ensemble Justice League Dark following the departures of Guillermo del Toro and Doug Liman.

Well, it Beyond the Trailer’s Grace Randolph is to be believed, the studio has now narrowed its choice to two contenders: Safe House and Life helmer Daniel Espinosa, and New Zealand filmmaker Gerard Johnstone, director of the 2014 horror-comedy Housebound.

See Also: Doug Liman reveals why he stepped down as director of Justice League Dark

Justice League Dark was featured as part of Warner’s DC Films slate at the San Diego Comic-Con International back in July, and is said to be viewed as a priority within the studio, so hopefully we’ll get official word on a director soon.

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- Gary Collinson

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Justice League Dark Director Search Narrowed Down To Two

19 August 2017 8:32 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Justice League Dark has been having a bit of a hard time getting off the ground. Once set to be directed by Guillermo del Toro, the project eventually fell into Doug Liman’s lap, at which point, it looked like things were good to go. However, the Edge of Tomorrow helmer shocked us all a few months back when he announced that he’d be walking from the film, citing scheduling conflicts as the reason for his departure.

Currently, Warner Bros. has yet to find a replacement, but from what we understand, the studio is aggressively searching for someone to fill the director’s chair and whoever they bring on board will “play a major role in the new” DC cinematic universe. For a while there, it sounded like It director Andy Muschietti and Argentinian filmmaker Damián Szifron were the top choices to replace Liman, but now we have another »

- Matt Joseph

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Rumor: Justice League Dark Director Search Is Reportedly Narrowed Down To These Two

18 August 2017 6:06 PM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Justice League Dark — believe it or not — is still a movie that’s supposedly happening. For those unfamiliar, this is a team of of superheroes who skew more towards the horror side of things. Some notable members inclue Constantine, Frankenstein, and Swamp Thing.

This is a movie that’s been in the works for around five solid years. For the longest time, fan favorite helmer Guillermo del Toro was attached to the movie, and in 2015, he unceremoniously dropped out of said project. In his place was Edge of Tomorrow director Doug Liman, but it didn’t take long for him to hop off in order to focus on the adaptation of the Ya novel Chaos Walking. Now, it sounds like Warner Bros. may actually be closer to zeroing in on a director for the film. According to YouTuber Grace Randolph, who runs the channel Beyond the Trailer, they have two »

- Joseph Medina

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Salma Hayek Plays Babysitter While Cooking for Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively -- See the Pic!

10 August 2017 4:29 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Salma Hayek can do it all!

The 50-year-old actress played babysitter and chef for Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively in a hilarious throwback pic posted to her Instagram on Thursday.

Related: Salma Hayek Talks Aging in Hollywood: 'I Am 50 Years Old! Why Do I Have to Look Good?'

"When your friends invite you for dinner and you end up doing all the work," she wrote alongside the snap, which shows her cooking dinner while holding Reynolds' daughter on her hip. "#hitmansbodyguard #ryanreynolds #tbt."

Related: Inside Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds' Not 'So Perfect' Life: 8 Things We Learned

It's not surprising that Reynolds handed the chef's hat to his Hitman's Bodyguard co-star. The actor came clean about his kitchen skills in a recent interview with Men's Health. 

"I am not innovative in the kitchen," he admitted. "If I cook, you'll have a structure fire. The firemen will kick down our door, take my wife »

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Toronto ‘17: Docs Feature Stories of Boundary Breakers

3 August 2017 1:49 PM, PDT | Sydney's Buzz | See recent Sydney's Buzz news »

By Thom Powers

“Resistance is a key theme in this year’s documentaries,” said Tiff Docs Programmer Thom Powers. “We pay witness to rebels challenging the status quo in art, politics, sexuality, religion, fashion, sports and entertainment. They speak powerfully to our times as audiences seek inspirations for battling powerful and corrupt systems.”

Tiff’s 2017 documentary lineup goes deep into the lives of boundary-pushing characters — Grace Jones, Jim Carrey, Jane Goodall, and Eric Clapton, to name only a few of the most famous. But the celebrity factor isn’t enough to make a great film. What sets these docs apart is their directors’ ability to a bring fresh perspective.

Azmaish: A Journey through the SubcontinentBoom For Real The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat

Then there are figures whose names you may not recognize, but they become unforgettable after you see them on screen. They include Scotty Bowers, who was »

- Sydney Levine

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Tiff 2017. Lineup

3 August 2017 8:26 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

ThelmaA selection of films from the 2017 edition of the Toronto International Film Festival has been unveiled, with new films by Sebastián Lelio, Deniz Gamze Ergüven, Darren Aronofsky, Greta Gerwig, Guillermo Del Toro, Joachim Trier, Wim Wenders, and many more.Special PRESENTATIONSOpening Night: Ladybird (Greta Gerwig)Closing Night: Sheikh Jackson (Amr Salama)Battle of the Sexes (Valerie Faris & Jonathan Dayton)Bpm (Beats Per Minute) (Robin Campillo)The Brawler (Anurag Kashyap)The Breadwinner (Nora Twomey)Call Me By Your Name (Luca Guadagnino)Catch the Wind (Gaël Morel)The Children Act (Richard Eyre)The Current War (Alfonso Gomez-Rejon)Disobedience (Sebastián Lelio)Downsizing (Alexander Payne)A Fantastic Woman (Sebastián Lelio)First They Killed My Father (Angelina Jolie)The Guardians (Xavier Beauvois)Hostiles (Scott Cooper)The Hungry (Bornila Chatterjee)I, Tonya (Craig Gillespie)Mother! (Darren Aronofsky)Novitiate (Maggie Betts)Omerta (Hansal Mehta)Plonger (Mélanie Laurent)The Price of Success (Teddy Lussi-Modeste)Professor Marston & the Wonder Women »

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First Look at ‘Brawl in Cell Block 99’ and Tiff 2017’s Midnight Madness & Docs Lineup

2 August 2017 5:53 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Following an initial round of premieres and the announcement that Borg vs. McEnroe will open Toronto International Film Festival 2017, they’ve now announced their lineup for Midnight Madness and Documentaries. Leading the pack of our most-anticipated among midnight tiles is Brawl in Cell Block 99, which is S. Craig Zahler’s follow-up to Bone Tomahawk and will premiere at Venice beforehand. There’s also the latest film from Joseph Kahn, Bodied, which will open the sidebar, and the first trailer has landed.

On the documentary side, there is Frederick Wiseman’s Ex Libris – The New York Public Library, as well as new films from Morgan SpurlockHeidi Ewing (Jesus Camp), Brett Morgen (Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck), and more. Check out the new additions below, along with images and trailers where available.

Midnight Madness

Midnight Madness Opening Film

Bodied Joseph Kahn, USA

World Premiere

Our #TIFF17 Midnight Madness Opening Night Film is @JosephKahn’s Bodied, »

- Jordan Raup

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James Franco’s ‘Disaster Artist,’ ‘Super Size Me 2’ Among Films Added to TIFF Lineup

1 August 2017 9:20 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Toronto International Film Festival will premiere James Franco’s comedy-drama “The Disaster Artist” as part of its Midnight Madness section of genre titles.

The Disaster Artist” screened in March as a work in progress at South by Southwest, where it received a standing ovation. Critics were impressed with Franco’s performance as Tommy Wiseau in the film about the making of Wiseau’s 2003 so-bad-that-it’s-good film “The Room.” A24 and New Line have given the film an awards-season Dec. 1 release.

The 10-film Midnight Madness section also includes “Brawl in Cell Block 99,” starring Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Carpenter; the world premiere of Brian Taylor’s “Mom and Dad,” starring Nicolas Cage and Selma Blair; Seth Smith’s “The Crescent”; Ryuhei Kitamura’s action thriller “Downrange”; and U.K. director David Bruckner’s “The Ritual,” with Rafe Spall and Robert James-Collier.

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Toronto International Film Festival 2017 Lineup (Photos)

Midnight Madness is also showing Robin Comisar’s “Great Choice” and »

- Dave McNary

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Toronto second wave includes 'Super Size Me 2', 'Disaster Artist'

1 August 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Morgan Spurlock re-engages with the food industry, James Franco digs into the ‘worst film ever made’.

Top brass at the Toronto International Film Festival (Tiff) unveiled on Tuesday selections in the Tiff Docs, Midnight Madness, and Short Cuts programmes.

The Canadian titles that are part of this year’s programme will be announced on August 9. The 42nd Toronto International Film Festival is scheduled to run from September 7-17 and will open with Borg/McEnroe.

Tiff Docs

The world premiere of Morgan Spurlock’s Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken! joins a marquee Tiff Docs roster from renowned filmmakers that opens with Sophie FiennesGrace Jones: Bloodlight And Bami.

Selections include Brett Morgen’s profile of primatologist Jane Goodall in Jane; the story of three Hasidic Jews who attempt to join the secular world in One Of Us by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady; Violeta Ayala’s Bolivian drug trade film Cocaine Prison; and Emmanuel Gras’ closing film Makala »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Ryan Reynolds Covers 'Men's Health,' Jokes About His Favorite Cheat Meal and Cooking For Blake Lively

1 August 2017 7:05 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Ryan Reynolds is getting candid on his fit figure.

The Deadpool star covers the September issue of Men's Health, flaunting his biceps in a simple fitted T-shirt paired with dark wash jeans. In his accompanying interview with the magazine, he opens up about his diet and fitness routine, favorite cheat meal and cooking at home for his wife, Blake Lively.

Watch: Ryan Reynolds Admits He Sometimes Runs His Hilarious Parenting Tweets by Wife Blake Lively

Art Streiber/Men's Health

"I am not innovative in the kitchen," he confesses. "If I cook, you'll have a structure fire. The firemen will kick down our door, take my wife away, and give her a better life."

Reynolds reveals his diet typically consists of eating "clean, whole foods" every two or three hours, but he admits he loves a good cheat meal every now and then -- and doesn't feel bad about it!

"Is it really unhealthy if it makes you so »

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Tiff Announces Midnight Madness and Documentaries Slate, Including ‘The Disaster Artist,’ ‘Super Size Me’ Sequel, and More

1 August 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

They are two of the Toronto International Film Festival’s wildest sections — for very different reasons — and this year’s slate of both Midnight Madness and Documentary offerings appear to signal another strong lineup for the festival. Thrills, chills, terror, and scares await movie-goers, all care of unbelievable real-life stories and slightly less true tales for genre fans of all stripes.

This year’s Midnight Madness section will open with Joseph Kahn’s provocative World Premiere of “Bodied,” and also offers up the World Premiere of “The Disaster Artist,” directed by James Franco and based on the making of Tommy Wiseau’s 2003 cult film, “The Room.” (The film previously screened as a work-in-progress at SXSW.)

Read MoreTIFF Reveals First Slate of 2017 Titles, Including ‘The Shape of Water,’ ‘Downsizing,’ and ‘Call Me By Your Name

In his first year as programmer, Peter Kuplowsky is also welcoming back several fest alumni, including David Bruckner, »

- Kate Erbland

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It’s a Wonderful Life – Looking Back on one of the Best Sci-Fi Films in Years

31 July 2017 4:30 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Matt Rodgers

Daniel Espinosa’s Science-Fiction monster mash Life was both born of, and a victim of its greatest influence; Ridley Scott’s Alien.

When it was released in March, it drifted by like a final reel escape pod, sadly  unnoticed by the ticket buying public. You see, at the time anticipation for another science-fiction alien themed horror was at fever pitch, with everyone screaming loud enough to be heard in space about the forthcoming Alien: Covenant, which promised a return to the haunted house frightfest of the original.

Now the noise has subsided, and the franchise to which Life is indebted has struggled to deliver on the promise of a stripped back return-to-form, it’s time to suit up and revisit Calvin the Martian, and the crew of the ill-fated space station, to take a look at why Life is worth living all over again.

The set-up is refreshingly simple, »

- Matt Rodgers

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Exclusive: Brie Larson & Samuel L. Jackson Dish on 'Captain Marvel': 'It's a Character That People Love'

30 July 2017 7:25 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Anticipation just keeps building for the Marvel Cinematic Universe's first female standalone movie, Captain Marvel.

Et's Carly Steel sat down with stars Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson on Sunday to get all the details they're allowed to spill on the buzzed-about movie.

Larson initially played it coy at a junket for her latest film, The Glass Castle, saying, "I may be getting ready, I may not be getting ready! Anything I say I feel is hyper analyzed."

But she did open up on the expectations that come with playing a beloved character.

"I mean, I feel pressure in that it's a character that people love and are inspired by and I see that, and so I want to do right by that. And I want people to feel like their character is honored."

Read: Comic-Con: 'Captain Marvel' Will Take Place in the 1990s & Feature the First McU Appearance of the Skrulls

However, Larson was adamant »

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Venice 2017. Lineup

27 July 2017 5:58 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

ZamaThe programme for the 2017 edition of the Venice Film Festival has been unveiled, and includes new films from Darren Aronofsky, Lucrecia Martel, Frederick Wiseman, Alexander Payne, Hirokazu Kore-eda, Abdellatif Kechiche, Takeshi Kitano and many more.COMPETITIONmother! (Darren Aronofsky)First Reformed (Paul Schrader)Sweet Country (Warwick Thornton)The Leisure Seeker (Paolo Virzi)Una Famiglia (Sebastiano Riso)Ex Libris - The New York Public Library (Frederick Wiseman)Angels Wear White (Vivian Qu)The Whale (Andrea Pallaoro)Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (Martin McDonagh)Foxtrot (Samuel Maoz)Ammore e malavita (Manetti Brothers)Jusqu'a la garde (Xavier Legrand)The Third Murder (Hirokazu Kore-eda)Mektoub, My Love: Canto Uno (Abdellatif Kechiche)Lean on Pete (Andrew Haigh)L'insulte (Ziad Doueiri)La Villa (Robert Guediguian)The Shape of Water (Guillermo del Toro)Suburbicon (George Clooney)Human Flow (Ai Weiwei)Downsizing (Alexander Payne)Out Of COMPETITIONFeaturesOur Souls at Night (Ritesh Batra)Il Signor Rotpeter (Antonietta de Lillo)Victoria »

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Geeks Vs Loneliness: how can you turn things around?

27 July 2017 4:17 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Den Of Geek Jul 28, 2017

How can you try and change things, if life seems relentlessly bad?

Life, you don’t need us to tell you, can be pretty bleak at times. Be it problems at work, problems at home, problems with health, or something that doesn’t easily fit into any category. What can be worse is if you can’t see any logical solution, or only a bleak one. Most of us have had dark moments like that, and we daresay some of you are in the midst of them.

See related  Life review Daniel Espinosa interview: Life, creatures, sci-fi, Giger Rebecca Ferguson interview: Life, acting in zero-g, sci-fi

The problem too is the assumption from people around you – and there’s no callousness in this, it’s just life – may very well be that all is good. They don’t see the sleepless nights, they can’t tap into the endless worry. »

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Kate Gosselin on Celebrating the Sextuplets' 13th Birthday Without Son Collin: 'It's a Bittersweet Moment'

25 July 2017 6:46 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

More than two months have passed since the Gosselin sextuplets turned 13, and the festivities are unfolding on this season of Kate Plus 8.

On Monday’s episode, Kate Gosselin treated Aaden, Alexis, Hannah, Leah and Joel to a day of camping and glamping. The kids played a slew of games together including archery tag before enjoying a bonfire, s’mores and cake. Kate and her 16-year-old daughter Mady, who is twin to Cara, put their creative skills to the test decorating a large tent for the family.

But there was one notable absence: Kate’s 13-year-old son Collin, who has »

- Char Adams

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Go Behind The Scenes Of ‘Life’ – on 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™ and DVD July 31

24 July 2017 2:47 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Available on digital now, and on 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™ and DVD July 31 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and Skydance Productions is one of the best sci-fi movies of the year, Life.

Life is an intense sci-fi thriller about a team of scientists aboard the International Space Station whose mission of discovery turns to one of primal fear when they find a rapidly evolving life-form that caused extinction on Mars, and now threatens the crew and all life on Earth.

Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson and Ryan Reynolds lead the cast of the film as a team of scientists aboard the International Space Station who discover a rapidly evolving life form that threatens the crew and all life on Earth. Joining them are international stars Hiroyuki Sanada, Ariyon Bakare, and Olga Dihovichnaya in the film, directed by Daniel Espinosa (Safe House) and written by Deadpool screenwriters, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. »

- Paul Heath

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Interview: Rebecca Ferguson on ‘Life’ – On 4K, Blu-ray™ and DVD on July 31

21 July 2017 4:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Miranda North (Rebecca Ferguson) in Columbia PicturesLife.

Coming to 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™ and DVD on July 31st from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and Skydance Productions is the thrilling sci-fi drama Life.

The top-notch Hollywood cast includes the likes of Jake Gyllenhaal , Rebecca Ferguson and Ryan Reynolds who star as a team of scientists aboard the International Space Station who discover a rapidly evolving life form that threatens the crew and all life on Earth. Hiroyuki Sanada, Ariyon Bakare, and Olga Dihovichnaya are also amongst the cast of Life, which is directed by Daniel Espinosa (Safe House) and written by Deadpool screenwriters, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick.

To co-inside with its UK home release, we caught up with Rebecca Ferguson to talk about her role as  Dr. Miranda North.

Why do you feel the film and how it taps into our primal fears that makes it so scary?

For »

- Paul Heath

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Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick interview: Life, original scripts

19 July 2017 4:47 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Ryan Lambie Aug 1, 2017

The writers of Deadpool and Life talk to us about writing original sci-fi scripts, big-budget horror more...

Something dreadful lurks on the International Space Station, awoken from its centuries of slumber by curious scientists. A microscopic organism brought back from Mars soon displays a worrying ability to grow and break limbs - and before long, the station's crew realises that the creature has to be kept away from Earth at all costs.

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Writing duo Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick scored a huge hit with Deadpool last year, but Life, directed by Daniel Espinosa, represents something very different. A straight-ahead, tense genre thriller, it's not based on an existing franchise or comic book, »

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