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Will ‘Avengers: Endgame’ be Marvel’s 3rd winner at the MTV Movie and TV Awards? It still wouldn’t match the ‘Twilight’ saga

Will ‘Avengers: Endgame’ be Marvel’s 3rd winner at the MTV Movie and TV Awards? It still wouldn’t match the ‘Twilight’ saga
The 2019 MTV Movie and TV Award nominations were announced on May 14 with “Avengers: Endgame” leading the way with four bids, tied with TV’s “Game of Thrones” and the documentary “Rbg.” Now you can predict the winners in all 16 categories here in our predictions center. If “Endgame” wins Best Movie it would be the third film from the Marvel Cinematic Universe to take top honors, but even then it wouldn’t be the most awarded franchise in history. That honor would still belong to “Twilight.”

These awards are decided by fans voting for the winners online, so franchises with especially passionate fan bases tend to dominate. “The Lord of the Rings” won Best Movie for all three of its installments: “The Fellowship of the Ring” at the 2002 awards, “The Two Towers” in 2003 and “The Return of the King” in 2004. Then the “Twilight” movies won four times in a row: for
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Ridley Scott Revisits ‘Black Hawk Down’: “I Hope I Was Right”

Ridley Scott Revisits ‘Black Hawk Down’: “I Hope I Was Right”
It was 18 years ago that Ridley Scott went off to war. It was in March 2001, less than a month after Scott’s Hannibal opened in theaters, when the acclaimed filmmaker jetted off to northern Morocco to begin principal photography on Black Hawk Down, a new type of war movie and an endeavor that courted controversy from Day One. Scott and producer Jerry Bruckheimer’s intention to make a combat film about the gruesomely ill-fated U.S. military raid in 1993 in Mogadishu, Somalia, promised to be an emotionally combustible and politically incendiary project – the cinematic equivalent of a Molotov cocktail – but even they weren’t prepared for an unexpected intrusion by national calamity. Halfway between the final day of principal photography in June and the film’s release at Christmastime, the suicide attacks of September 11 changed the context of any and every military and geo-political conversation involving American forces.

While Sept.
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Russell Crowe signs on for road rage thriller ‘Unhinged’

Russell Crowe has signed on the dotted line to star in Derrick Borte road rage thriller ‘Unhinged’ just in time to attract buyers at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

Directed by Borte from a script by Disturbia’s Carl Ellsworth the film will take an ordinary, everyday incident to its most terrifying conclusion in telling the story of a mother who leans on her horn at the wrong time, to the wrong guy, that guy being a slightly ‘Unhinged’ Russell Crowe.

The film will be Solstice Studio’s first production which they are targeting a wide U.S. theatrical release for Q3 2020. The company’s international team, led by acquisitions and international head Crystal Bourbeau, will be selling the film in Cannes this month.

Production is due to commence July 15 in New Orleans.

Also in news – Kristin Scott Thomas to play Mrs Danvers in Ben Wheatley’s ‘Rebecca’

Borte
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Russell Crowe to Star in Road-Rage Thriller ‘Unhinged’

  • Variety
Russell Crowe to Star in Road-Rage Thriller ‘Unhinged’
In a pre-Cannes Film Festival signing, Russell Crowe has come on board “Unhinged,” a psychological road rage thriller which will start production July 15 in New Orleans.

Rights to the film, which is the first Solstice Studios movie to go into production, will go on sale next week at the Cannes Film Festival.

Unhinged” is directed by Derrick Borte (“American Dreamer”) from a script by Carl Ellsworth. The producer is Lisa Ellzey, who has credits on “Warrior” and “Kingdom of Heaven.” Solstice is targeting a third quarter 2020 wide U.S. theatrical release.

Unhinged” takes an ordinary, everyday incident to its most terrifying conclusion in telling the story of a mother who leans on her horn at the wrong time, to the wrong guy (played by Crowe).

Crowe won the best actor Academy Award for “Gladiator” and was nominated for his work in “The Insider” and “A Beautiful Mind.” He recently starred
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Russell Crowe Sets Road Rage Thriller ‘Unhinged’ With Solstice Studios – Cannes

  • Deadline
Russell Crowe Sets Road Rage Thriller ‘Unhinged’ With Solstice Studios – Cannes
Oscar winner Russell Crowe will star in Unhinged, a psychological thriller that will start production July 15 in New Orleans. The film, which is the first Solstice Studios movie to go into production, is directed by Derrick Borte (American Dreamer), written by Carl Ellsworth and produced by Lisa Ellzey.

Solstice is targeting a wide U.S. theatrical release in Q3 2020. The company’s international team, led by acquisitions and international head Crystal Bourbeau, will be selling the film in Cannes this month.

Unhinged takes an ordinary, everyday incident to its most terrifying conclusion in telling the story of a mother who leans on her horn at the wrong time, to the wrong guy (Crowe).

Crowe was nominated for three consecutive Best Actor Oscars for his work in The Insider, Gladiator and A Beautiful Mind, winning for Gladiator. He recently starred in Boy Erased and
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Annette Bening Family Drama ‘Hope Gap’ Goes to Roadside Attractions and Screen Media

Roadside Attractions and Screen Media have acquired North American rights to “Hope Gap,” a family drama from Oscar nominee William Nicholson starring Annette Bening, Roadside co-founders Howard Cohen and Eric d’Arbeloff and Screen Media’s Seth Needle jointly announced Thursday.

Roadside and Screen Media acquired the rights from Protagonist and CAA Media Finance. The distributors will release “Hope Gap” in 2020, and levelFILM will distribute in Canada.

Bening stars in “Hope Gap” alongside Bill Nighy and Josh O’Connor in an adaptation of Nicholson’s play “The Retreat From Moscow.” “Hope Gap” is the story of a woman who learns her husband is leaving her for another woman after 29 years of marriage. It charts the emotional fallout experienced by their grown son and how the woman regains her footing and discovers a new voice.

Also Read: 'All My Sons' Broadway Review: Annette Bening and Tracy Letts Face the
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‘The Hot Zone’: Companion Podcast ‘American Epidemics’ Will be Released in Run-Up to Nat Geo Show

‘The Hot Zone’: Companion Podcast ‘American Epidemics’ Will be Released in Run-Up to Nat Geo Show
The day might be near when it will be news if an upcoming TV series doesn’t have a podcast to go along with it. For now, add Nat Geo’s “The Hot Zone” to the growing list of series enlisting some audio companionship. The story, which tells of Lt. Col. Nancy Jaax’s (Julianna Margulies) efforts to contain the Ebola virus after its first appearance on American soil, also will be addressed in “American Epidemics,” a Wondery audio series produced in conjunction with the TV show.

Lindsay Graham, the podcast host behind “American History Tellers” and the presidential-themed fiction series “Terms” and “1865,” will head up this new series, which will span three episodes. The second episode of “American Epidemics” will focus on the production of “The Hot Zone,” featuring interviews with Margulies and showrunners Kelly Sounders and Brian Peterson.

“American Epidemics” premieres May 10, with new episodes debuting every Friday.
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‘Detective Pikachu’ Cinematographer on Why His Movie Looks Better Than ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’

‘Detective Pikachu’ Cinematographer on Why His Movie Looks Better Than ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’
Oscar-nominated cinematographer John Mathieson was offered the gig to shoot “Sonic the Hedgehog,” but when he saw the new trailer for the Jim Carrey vehicle, he was glad he turned it down. The British Dp, a two-time Academy Award nominee for lensing “Gladiator” and “Phantom of the Opera,” shot “Detective Pikachu” on film, a choice he told Newsweek was far superior to the CGI used by “Sonic.”

“After watching the trailer, I thought, I’m so glad we don’t look like that,” Mathieson told Newsweek. “If all we’re talking about is how these two films look, our film is better than ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ and I’m sorry, I don’t care who I upset by saying that, but I think it looks better. … There’s no reason why you can’t shoot a film like [‘Detective Pikachu’] or ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ on film. If you had, [‘Sonic the Hedgehog’] would look more realistic.
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‘A Dog’s Journey’ Film Review: Reincarnating Dog Returns to the Margins of a Young Girl’s Troubles

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‘A Dog’s Journey’ Film Review: Reincarnating Dog Returns to the Margins of a Young Girl’s Troubles
There is apparently a sizable overlap between people who like films in which cute dogs scamper around happily, and people who like films in which cute dogs drop dead every half an hour. In 2017, “A Dog’s Purpose” catered to both groups by telling the tale of Bailey, whose soul transmigrates into the body of a newborn pup whenever he dies. He is granted a different name, breed, and (sometimes) gender with each metempsychosis, but his enthusiastic thoughts are always voiced by Josh Gad, and he retains his loyalty to his favorite master, Ethan, played in the film’s later scenes by Dennis Quaid.

Critics agreed that “A Dog’s Purpose” was, well, a dog, but Bailey, who can recall his past lives, is back in the sequel, “A Dog’s Journey”.

Again, it is a glossily nostalgic and moralistic Nicholas Sparks-style melodrama co-written by W. Bruce Cameron, and adapted from his novel.
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‘The Loudest Voice’ Trailer: Russell Crowe Puts On Pounds Of Prosthetics To Portray Fox News Boss Roger Ailes In Showtime Series

When you think of old, overweight Roger Ailes, you wouldn’t immediately assume that “Gladiator” star Russell Crowe would be the best choice to play the deceased media mogul. But yet, in June, Showtime aims to prove you wrong with its high-profile, star-studded limited series “The Loudest Voice.”

The series is set to show the meteoric rise and catastrophic fall from grace for one of the biggest names in cable news, Roger Ailes.

Continue reading ‘The Loudest Voice’ Trailer: Russell Crowe Puts On Pounds Of Prosthetics To Portray Fox News Boss Roger Ailes In Showtime Series at The Playlist.
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Auditions For POKÉMON Detective Pikachu Are A Riot

Its been all the rage on social media – the various Pokemon auditioning for the new POKÉMON Detective Pikachu movie. Check out the hilarious video now and you be the judge.

The world of Pokémon comes to life!

The first-ever live-action Pokémon adventure, “POKÉMON Detective Pikachu” stars Ryan Reynolds as Detective Pikachu and is based on the beloved Pokémon brand—one of the world’s most popular, multi-generation entertainment properties and most successful media franchises of all time.

Fans everywhere can now experience Pikachu on the big screen as never before, as Detective Pikachu, a Pokémon like no other. The film also showcases a wide array of beloved Pokémon characters, each with its own unique abilities and personality.

The story begins when ace detective Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, prompting his 21-year-old son Tim to find out what happened. Aiding in the investigation is Harry’s former Pokémon partner, Detective Pikachu: a hilariously wise-cracking,
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Josh Brolin Shows Off the Dune Set in a Video Shared on Social Media

Josh Brolin shot a video showing off the set of director Denis Villeneuve’s Dune, and as you can see, it looks like the landscape of the story you’d image. It seems like a pretty awesome place to shoot the movie. I like how Brolin describes it aa an “ancient space.”

There’s an incredibly talented team of creative people working on Dune, and I have no doubt that this team is going to deliver an amazing film adaptation of Dune.

Check out the video below:

Josh Brolin showing off the Dune set. #Dune pic.twitter.com/FCFGqwfEut

Dune (@DUNEFAN2020) April 6, 2019

Here’s the synopsis for the film:

Set on the planet Arrakis, we find ourselves exploring the story of two warring galactic royal families House Atreides and House Harkonnen. When Duke Leto Atreides is assassinated, his son Paul and wife Lady Jessica escape only to be adopted by the Fremen,
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Interview: Dillon Schneider of ‘Best Video’ Nominee at American Country Music Awards

Chicago – Dillon Schneider is the quintessential local man made good. A graduate of Chicagoland’s Barrington High School and the city’s Columbia College, Schneider was the cinematographer for the music video “Burn Out” by Midland, which is nominated for Best Video at the 54th American Country Music (Acm) Awards, coming up on April 7th, 2019.

Schneider’s talent was apparent back at Barrington High, as he won numerous “Crystal Pillars” from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Besides Midland and their Best Video nomination, Schneider’s diverse and extensive resume includes work with Tim McGraw, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, The Chainsmokers, G-Eazy, Whiz Khalifa and Drake.

Cinematographer Dillon Schneider for Acm Best Video Nominee ‘Burn Out

Photo credit: Jeff Doles for HollywoodChicago.com

Jeff Doles of HollywoodChicago.com – who also instructed Dillon Schneider in high school as his video production teacher – interviewed his former student a few days before the Acm Awards,
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Joaquin Phoenix’s ‘Joker’ Is Even More Terrifying When Mixed With ‘The Master’ — Watch

Joaquin Phoenix’s ‘Joker’ Is Even More Terrifying When Mixed With ‘The Master’ — Watch
Todd Phillips and Joaquin Phoenix’s “Joker” broke through the pop culture zeitgeist in a huge way this week thanks to its CinemaCon buzz and the world premiere of its teaser trailer. The latter earned over 13 million views on Youtube alone in its first 24 hours. “Joker” finds Phoenix putting a tragic spin on the iconic Batman villain, and it’s one made all the more terrifying when mashed together with one of Phoenix’s other towering performances, Freddie Quell in Paul Thomas Anderson’s “The Master.”

Courtesy of film and television editor Nelson Carvajal (visit his website Free Cinema Now), the “Joker”/”The Master” mash-up trailer seamlessly brings together the two movies to create one singular experience of Phoenix’s psychological downfall. Both Anderson’s dialogue and Jonny Greenwood’s original score fit perfectly onto images seen in the “Joker” trailer. Greenwood’s discordant melodies in particular make “Joker” feel
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Film Review: ‘Chance’

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There’s no easy way to digest the hard facts at the heart of director Kenny Roy’s “Chance.” From the very first moments, this animated feature about a peaceable pit bull born into dogfighting tells the audience that it will be difficult to avert their eyes from this horror any longer. While the film’s animal activism is valuable for promoting tighter laws and increased penalties for this barbaric crime, and the filmmakers’ hearts are assuredly in the right place, the manner in which they execute their vision doesn’t exactly inspire. Animation is perhaps the most powerful way to illustrate dogfighting from a dog’s point of view, but the unrelentingly dark and violent approach to the subject matter is too brutal, bleak and occasionally bloody. If viewers are turned off, the film may only be preaching to the choir.

Opening on a sobering statistic about the hundreds
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Ridley Scott Applauds The High School Stage Production of Alien and Wants Them to Do Gladiator Next!

Earlier this week, we shared a story about North Bergen High School in New Jersey putting on a stage production of Alien. Well, news of the play reached director Ridley Scott and he had nothing but admiration of what their Drama Club accomplished.

In fact, he wrote them a letter to let them know his thoughts and gives them encouragement to continue. He says that he will give them more money to help them fund an encore performance and then tells them that they should do Gladiator next.

You can read the full touching letter below:

That’s pretty damn cool and I imagine that the Drama Club is reeling from excitement over the letter. I hope that they do end up developing a Gladiator stage play!

Sigourney Weever also wanted to share how impressed she was by the play they put together.

Students at North Bergen High School in
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Alien High School Play Praised by Ridley Scott and Sigourney Weaver

Alien High School Play Praised by Ridley Scott and Sigourney Weaver
Ridley Scott and Sigourney Weaver have both given their stamp of approval to the stage production of Alien, as put on by the North Bergen High School Drama Club. Recently, the impressive stage version of Scott's sci-fi classic went viral after several videos taken during one of the performances made their way online. Now, the creative minds behind the franchise have shared their praise for what these students managed to do with the material.

Starting with Ridley Scott, who directed the original Alien. He has written a letter personally to the students of the Nbhs Drama Club. Not only did the filmmaker compliment their work ethic and the production, but he also promised to fund further performances of the show through his Scott Free production company, while also suggesting they tackle another one of his classics, Gladiator, next. Here's what Scott had to say in his letter.

"Hey there North Bergen High School Drama Club,
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Ridley Scott Praises Students for ‘Alien’ Stage Show, Offers Funds for Encore Performance

Ridley Scott Praises Students for ‘Alien’ Stage Show, Offers Funds for Encore Performance
The North Bergen High School students who put on a stage production of Ridley Scott’s “Alien” have made a fan out of the director himself. In the wake of the production going viral across the internet, Scott sent the students a personal letter (via Deadline) praising their efforts in turning his landmark 1979 science-fiction movie into a work of eye-popping theater. The students performed “Alien: The Play” on March 19 and March 22 at the New Jersey high school and earned acclaim for their production and creature design, which was all made with recycled materials for no budget whatsoever.

“My hat comes off to all of you for your creativity, imagination, and determination to produce such an ambitious show,” Scott writes in the letter. “Limitations often produce the best results because imagination and determination can surpass any shortfalls and determine the way forward – always.”

Scott continues, “Self-sufficiency is what this country was
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Columbia Pictures & Blumhouse Officially Tap Zoe Lister-Jones To Direct & Write ‘The Craft’ Reboot

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Blumhouse and Columbia Pictures have officially announced that Zoe Lister-Jones is writing and directing the new rendition of The Craft.

The original 1996 movie, which starred Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell, Christine Taylor and Skeet Ulrich followed a newcomer at a Catholic prep high school who falls in with a trio of outcast teenage girls who practice witchcraft, and wage curses against those who tick them off. Both Blumhouse and Columbia are co-financing the latest version of the pic. The original film gave way to an onslaught of TV series and films that were both witch-themed and centered on female empowerment, and the remake arrives at the time of the #MeToo and Time’s Up.

Lister-Jones wrote, executive produced and starred in the Fox Searchlight feature, Lola Versus. She also co-wrote, produced and starred in the indie comedy, Breaking Upwards and she wrote and directed the independent feature Band Aid,
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Production Begins on Denis Villeneuve’s Dune and Hans Zimmer Will Score The Film

Production has officially started on Denis Villeneuve’s adaptation of Frank Herbert’s Dune, and it’s been announced that Dark Knight and Inception composer Hans Zimmer will create the film’s score. Hans and Denis previously worked on Blade Runner 2049, so it makes sense that they would want to work together again.

Zimmer is a master composer and I love the scores that he has created for the films that he’s worked on. It’ll be cool to see what he ends up delivering for this one.

We also have a new synopsis to share with you that came from a recent press release:

Set on the planet Arrakis, we find ourselves exploring the story of two warring galactic royal families House Atreides and House Harkonnen. When Duke Leto Atreides is assassinated, his son Paul and wife Lady Jessica escape only to be adopted by the Fremen,
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