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Sony Pictures

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by SONYESP » Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:44 pm

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4

CAPTAIN MARVEL---new trailer released for the Brie Larson movie.

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LHxvxdRnYc&t=34s



TOP TEN HIGHEST-GROSSING DIRECTORS---Screenrant released its list of the top ten highest-grossing directors and the total earnings for their movies.

1. Steven Spielberg--$10.5 billion
2. Peter Jackson--$6.5 billion
3. Michael Bay--$6.4 billion
4. James Cameron--$6.2 billion
5. David Yates--$5.7 billion
6. Christopher Nolan--$4.7 billion
7. Robert Zemeckis--$4.3 billion
8. Ron Howard--$4.2 billion
9. Ridley Scott--$4.1 billion
10.Chris Columbus--$4.0 billion

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STAR TREK---Christopher McQuarrie (MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE-FALLOUT, THE USUAL SUSPECTS) said he is receptive to directing a STAR TREK movie, "STAR TREK is another one of those doors I mentioned, if that door opened I would gladly go through it. I am a huge fan of STAR TREK. I grew up on STAR TREK. THE WRATH OF KHAN is one of my favorite movies of all time, but we haven't really talked about it because we've been so busy with the work in front of us." Paramount Pictures is developing two TREK movies: STAR TREK 4 and the Quentin Tarantino movie.

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SHANG-CHI---Marvel Studios movie underway about the kung fu superhero. Dave Callaham (THE EXPENDABLES) is the writer.

ENDING THINGS---Brie Larson is in negotiations to star in the movie based on the novel.

THE DOLLS---Laura Dern and Issa Rae star in this HBO miniseries about the 1983 Christmas riots over Cabbage Patch dolls in two small Arkansas towns.

TALES FROM THE CRYPT---M. Night Shyamalan said the TNT reboot of the horror series is dead, “I think it’s dead. We tried everything that we could. That was so mired in people that had rights to it… constantly mired from the original comic books to the people that did the original show and that was a very contentious era for that show and who was involved and all the stuff that had nothing to do with me, a generation before me.”

HALO---director Rupert Wyatt has departed the Showtime tv series based on the video game due to schedule problems.

SHRINE---Screen Gems/Sam Raimi horror movie underway based on the novel about a disgraced journalist who investigates divine miracles in a small New England town.

DUBLIN MURDERS---Starz miniseries underway based on the novel about two cops who investigate the murder of a young girl in the woods outside of Dublin. Killian Scott (THE COMMUTER) and Sarah Greene (PENNY DREADFUL) star.

TERRIFIED---US remake of the Argentinian horror movie is underway. The plot involves a cop who teams up with a paranormal 8investigator to solve a series of mysterious deaths.
Guillermo del Toro is the producer.

HIDE AND SEEK---US remake of the South Korean horror movie is underway. Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Joe Pantoliano and Jacinda Barrett star.

MY BRILLIANT FRIEND---HBO renewed the series for Season 2.

TRIVIA---Gina Carano, who is co-starring in THE MANDALORIAN STAR WARS tv series, is the daughter of former NFL quarterback Glenn Carano.

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by SONYESP » Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:39 pm

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5

HIGHEST-GROSSING ACTORS---Screenrant released its list of the top ten highest-grossing actors based on the money earned from all of their movies.

1. Robert Downey, Jr.--$11.3 billion
2. Scarlett Johansson--$10.7 billion
3. Johnny Depp--$10 billion
4. Vin Diesel--$9.6 billion
5. Tom Hanks--$9.4 billion
6. Tom Cruise--$9.4 billion
7. Emma Watson--$9 billion
8. Samuel L. Jackson--$8.8 billion
9. Daniel Radcliffe--$8.2 billion
10.Chris Hemsworth--$8.1 billion

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THE DEVIL SOLDIER---movie underway based on the book by Caleb Carr (THE ALIENIST) about mercenary Frederick Townsend Ward during the Taiping Rebellion in China from 1850-1864. Antoine Fuqua is the producer and may direct the movie.

SNAKE EYES---Robert Schwentke (THE CAPTAIN) is in talks to direct the Paramount Pictures G.I. JOE spinoff movie

CRUELLA---Craig Gillespie (I, TONYA) is in talks to direct the Walt Disney movie starring Emma Stone as Cruella de Vil.

SESAME STREET---Anne Hathaway is in talks to star in the Warner Bros. live-action movie based on the PBS tv series.

CUT THROAT CITY---Terrence Howard, Wesley Snipes and Ethan Hawke star in this movie about four friends involved in a New Orleans casino heist that goes awry and are pursued by a gang warlord and the police.

AMAZING STORIES---Edward Burns (SAVING PRIVATE RYAN) will play government agent Bill Kaminski in an episode of the Apple tv reboot of the Steven Spielberg tv series that ran on NBC from 1985-1987.

PENNYWORTH---Polly Walker (ROME, PATRIOT GAMES) will play Peggy Sykes, sister of dominatrix Bet Sykes, in the Batman prequel series.

MOVIE LENGTH---director Joe Russo said the two-hour movie may be at an end, “We are in a major moment of disruption. The two-hour film has had a great run for about 100 years but it’s become a very predictive format. It’s difficult, I think, to work in it… It’s sort of like saying, ‘We all like sonnets, so let’s tell sonnets for 100 years, as many ways as we possibly can… I’m not sure that this next generation that is coming up is going to see two-hour narrative as the predominant form of storytelling for them.”

DAREDEVIL---the cancelled series was Netflix's fourth-rated show in viewer demand according to Parrot Analytics which reinforced speculation that Walt Disney had a hand in the Netflix cancellation of DAREDEVIL, IRON FIST and LUKE CAGE because Walt Disney is developing its Disney+ streaming service which will include Marvel Studios programs.

SUPERGIRL---Jessica Meraz will play villain Menagerie.

THE GOOD PLACE---NBC renewed the series for Season 4.

JOHN GRISHAM---Hulu is developing a John Grisham tv universe with two shows based on Grishasm's THE RAINMAKER and ROGUE LAWYER.

MY BRILLIANT FRIEND---HBO renewed the series for Season 2.

NARCOS: MEXICO---Netflix renewed the series for Season 2.

DR. MIRAGE---CW series underway based on the graphic novel about a female paranormal investigator who can communicate with the dead except the love of her life.

DEMON'S PATH---Netflix Hong Kong-based comedy horror series about a forensic pathologist who can see the last ten seconds of a dying person's life and teams up with an exorcist and a cop to solve murders while they are being targeted for murder themselves.

SMART BLONDE---Annaleigh Ashford will star in the Judy Holliday biomovie.

BETWEEN TWO FERNS---Netflix movie underway based on the Zach Galifianakis talk show.

TRIVIA---THE TWILIGHT ZONE episode "The Grave" (October 27, 1961) starred Lee Marvin, Strother Martin and Lee Van Cleef. The trio reunited to co-star with John Wayne and Jimmy Stewart in THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE, which was released six months later on April 13, 1962.

THE TWILIGHT ZONE episode "The Grave" starred Lee Marvin, Strother Martin and Lee Van Cleef.

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Marvin, Martin and Van Cleef reunited to co-star with John Wayne and Jimmy Stewart in THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE.

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by SONYESP » Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:51 pm

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6

SHAZAM!---Zachary Levi released a poster for the superhero movie.

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WITHOUT REMORSE---Stefano Sollima (SICARIO 2: DAY OF THE SOLDADO) is in talks to direct the Paramount Pictures movie based on the Tom Clancy novel. Michael B. Jordan will play John Clark.

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21 JUMP STREET---all-female reboot of the Sony Pictures franchise is underway with Tiffany Haddish (GIRLS' TRIP) in talks to co-star. Awkwafina (CRAZY RICH ASIANS) is a top candidate to co-star.

DIE HARD---in the ongoing controversy about DIE HARD being a Christmas movie, Bruce Willis said it is not a Christmas movie. In a Morning Consult/THR survey, "Is DIE HARD a Christmas Movie?", of 2,200 people, 25% said "yes" and 62% said "no".

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BAD BOYS FOR LIFE---Joe Pantoliano is returning as Capt. Howard for the sequel starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence.

STAR TREK---CBS announced the Jean-Luc Picard series will premiere on CBS All Access in late 2019.

THE TRIAL OF CHRISTINE KEELER---BBC One six-part miniseries about the 1961 sex scandal in which British government official John Profumo had an affair with 19 year-old alleged hooker Christine Keeler, who also had an affair with the Soviet naval attache at the Soviet embassy. Sophie Cookson and Ben Miles star.

RESIDENT EVIL---Johannes Roberts (47 METERS DOWN) will direct the reboot movie.

THE PATIENT WHO NEARLY DROVE ME OUT OF MEDICINE---20th Century Fox movie underway based o the horror novella. Ryan Reynolds is the producer.

THE WATCHER---Netflix movie underway based on the true story of the New Jersey family who bought their $1.3 million dream house and began receiving terrifying letters written by someone watching them who claimed a past history with the house.

MEN IN BLACK INTERNATIONAL---is the official title of the spinoff movie starring Chris Hemsworth.

INFIDEL---movie underway based on the supernatural comic book.

TRIVIA---singer/actress Karen Philipp was one of the two female vocalists with the popular bossa nova group Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66. In 1972, Philipp left the group and appeared as "Lieutenant Dish" on the first season of M*A*S*H. Philipp was then featured in a photo spread in the September, 1972 issue of PLAYBOY.
Philipp is married to comedy writer Pat Proft (THE NAKED GUN).


Karen Philipp was one of the two female vocalists with the popular bossa nova group Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66.

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Philipp appeared as "Lieutenant Dish" in the opening credits of the tv pilot and the first season of M*A*S*H.

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Philipp had a photo spread in the September, 1972 issue of PLAYBOY.

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Philipp is married to comedy writer Pat Proft (THE NAKED GUN).

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by SONYESP » Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:59 pm

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7

AVENGERS: ENDGAME---trailer released for the sequel.

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hA6hldpSTF8



THE MULE---music video released for the Clint Eastwood movie.

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7mfTU6Rzzg&t=9s



HIGHEST-GROSSING MOVIE FRANCHISES---Screenrant released its list of the top ten highest-grossing movie franchises.

1. Marvel Cinematic Universe--$17. 4 billion
2. Star Wars--$9.2 billion
3. Harry Potter/The Wizarding--$9.0 billion
4. James Bond--$7.0 billion
5. Middle-Earth--$5.8 billion
6. X-Men--$5.7 billion
7. Spider-Man--$5.6 billion
8. The Fast and the Furious--$5.1 billion
9. Batman--$4.9 billion
10.Jurassic Park--$4.9 billion

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WORST-REVIEWED ACTORS---GoCompare.com conducted a survey of the worst-reviewed actors of the last 20 years using an actor's average Metacritic score for all of the actor's movies for the last 20 years.

Worst-Reviewed Actresses of the Last 20 Years:

1. Jessica Alba
2. Jessica Biel
3. Heather Graham
4. Radha Mitchell
5. Kathy Bates
6. Ashley Judd
7. Kate Hudson
8. Amanda Seyfried
9. Dakota Fanning
10. Salma Hayek

Worst-Reviewed Actors of the Last 20 Years:

1. Mike Epps
2. Kevin Pollak
3. Josh Duhamel
4. Robin Williams
5. Gerard Butler
6. Adam Sandler
7. John Travolta
8. Stephen Dorff
9. Neal McDonough
10. Christopher McDonald

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JAMES BOND---director Cary Fukunaga confirmed Lea Seydoux (SPECTRE) is returning for the 25th James Bond movie, “Lea will be returning. You have some of the best actors in the world here. Why wouldn’t I have the best coming back?”

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NIGHT GALLERY---Syfy revival of the Rod Serling horror anthology tv series is underway. Jeff Davis (CRIMINAL MINDS, TEEN WOLF) is the creator. The original series ran on NBC from 1969-1973.

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ACADEMY AWARDS--shortly after being announced as the host for the next Academy Awards presentation, Kevin Hart said he will not apologize for past anti-gay jokes and will not host the ceremony, “I just got a call from the Academy and that call basically said, ‘Kevin, apologize for your tweets of old or we’re going to have to move on and find another host.’ I’m talking about the tweets from 2009 and 2010. I chose to pass on the apology. The reason why I passed is because I’ve addressed this several times. This is not the first time this has come up. I’ve addressed it. I’ve spoken on it. I’ve said where the rights and wrongs were. I’ve said who I am now versus who I was then. I’ve done it. I’m not going to continue to go back and tap into the days of old when I’ve moved on and I’m in a completely different place in my life.”

STAR WARS---Constance Wu (CRAZY RICH ASIANS) turned down an informal request from Felicity Jones (ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY) to join the STAR WARS universe, "I want to take roles that challenge me in different ways every year. I'm ready for something new, so thinking about that (signing on to the STAR WARS franchise) makes me feel like it's golden shackles."
However, Jones had no hesitations about returning to STAR WARS, "I loved playing that character so I actually, in an opposite way, I would really like to have more consistency and come back and bring Jyn back. I would actually like that for a couple of years."

LIMETOWN---Jessica Biel, Stanley Tucci and Marlee Matlin star in this Facebook tv series based on the podcast series about a journalist who investigates the disappearances of 300 people in a neuroscience facility in Tennessee.

NEW YORK UNDERCOVER---ABC is in the early stages of rebooting the cop series that ran on Fox from 1994-1998.

TRIVIA---today is the 77th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor as told in the movie TORA! TORA! TORA!
In the movie's famous line from the final scene, Admiral Isoroku Yamamto, who planned the attack on Pearl Harbor, expressed regret for the attack, "I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve."
However, Yamamoto never said these words. Director Richard Fleischer said producer Elmo Williams found a similar line in Yamamoto's diary, but Williams said writer Larry Forrester found the quote in a letter Yamamoto sent to the Japanese Admiralty in 1943. The letter has never been found to confirm the quote.
In his book, THE RELUCTANT ADMIRAL, Hiroyuki Agawa, quoted from Yamamoto's letter of January 9, 1942, "A military man can scarcely pride himself on having 'smitten a sleeping enemy'; it is more a matter of shame, simply, for the one smitten. I would rather you made your appraisal after seeing what the enemy does, since it is certain that, angered and outraged, he will soon launch a determined counterattack."

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by SONYESP » Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:17 pm

MONDAY, DECEMBER 10

GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS---new trailer released for the sequel.

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDnKuFtdc7A&t=3s



BRIGHTBURN---trailer released for the Sony Pictures superhero horror movie produced by James Gunn.

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6eB0JT1DI4



TRIPLE FRONTIER---trailer released for the Netflix heist movie starring Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac and Charlie Hunnam.

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fo3yRLLrXQA



DOCTOR WHO---trailer for the New Years Special. The BBC announced that Season 12 will premiere in early 2020.

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjiTgX6TR5U



THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY---trailer released for the Netflix superhero series.

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMeqY7ogdF8



THE HIGHWAYMEN---photo released of the Netflix movie starring Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson who play two ex-Texas Rangers hired to apprehend Bonnie and Clyde.

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PETER JACKSON---Jackson will utilize his Weta Digital VFX Studios digital restoration used in the THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD World War I documentary to restore his first four movies, "I've decided to go back and do this to my old films — the first four I made, which I own but never rereleased. I've done some tests on BRAINDEAD, where we took the 16mm negative and put it through our World War I restoration pipeline — and sh*t, it looks fantastic!"
He added, "I'm pretty keen to actually just get them back out there again. That's sort of my plan for now: to do a nice little box set — the early years! The naughty years!"
The other three movies are BAD TASTE, MEET THE FEEBLES and HEAVENLY CREATURES.

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SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME---a synopsis for the sequel was released. Also, Aunt May's (Marisa Tomei) new love interest is Happy Hogan (Jon Favreau).

"Peter Parker and his friends go on summer holidays to Europe. However, the friends will hardly be able to rest - Peter will have to agree to help Nick Fury uncover the mystery of creatures that cause natural disasters and destruction throughout the continent."

JAMES BOND---Rami Malek was reportedly to be the Bond Villain in the 25th Bond movie, but a schedule conflict with MR. ROBOT prevented him from taking the role.

PLASTIC MAN---Warner Bros./DC movie underway based on the comic book superhero.

DEADTOWN---Amazon Studios series underway based on the superhero novella THE REFRIGERATOR MONOLOGUES.

KATE---Netflix movie underway about a female assassin, who is poisoned in Tokyo with 24 hours to live, and seeks revenge on those who poisoned her. Cedric Nicolas-Taylor (HUNTSMAN: THE WINTER'S WAR) is the director.

THE HELICOPTER HEIST---movie underway about the 2009 heist in Stockholm when four Swedes used a helicopter in the big heist. Steven Knight (PEAKY BLINDERS) is the director.

BUTTER---Mira Sorvino, Mykelti Williamson and Annabeth Gish star in this movie based on the novel about a bullied obese teenager who vows to eat himself to death live on the internet.

GHOST IN THE SHELL SAC_2045---Netflix anime series underway.

SISTER ACT 3---the sequel series will stream on Disney+. It is not known if Whoopi Goldberg is involved.

TRIVIA---more James Bond movie trivia.
Dutch actor Jeroen Krabbe was Bond Villain Gen. Georgi Koskov in Timothy Dalton's first Jame Bond movie, THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS. Krabbe is best known as the villain in THE FUGITIVE in which he replaced Richard Jordan as Dr. Charles Nichols after Jordan was diagnosed with brain cancer after filming began.

Jeroen Krabbe played Bond Villain Gen. Georgi Koskov in THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS, Timothy Dalton's first James Bond movie.

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Krabbe is best known as villain Dr. Charles Nichols, who is confronted by Dr. Richard Kimble (Harrison Ford), in THE FUGITIVE.

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Krabbe replaced Richard Jordan in THE FUGITIVE after Jordan was diagnosed with brain cancer and later died. The Jordan photo is from THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER.

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by SONYESP » Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:29 pm

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11

HOTEL MUMBAI---trailer released for the movie about the terrorist attack on the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in 2008.

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygfTbGmKRd0



HALLOWEEN---Jamie Lee Curtis commented on rumors of another sequel, "I have no idea at this point, today, I have no idea. I would make an assumption that if David Gordon Green has a story to tell, that the people involved with the movie would encourage him to tell it. [Laughs] I haven’t been told whether or not he has a story to tell and whether or not he would include Laurie Strode in the telling. Really, time will tell. I know David is a busy guy."
She added, "I’d be happy to do it, sure. This was an extraordinary experience. David was a fantastic director, writer, but obviously this 2018, 40th anniversary, was Laurie’s story, and obviously, there are now other people’s stories that would need to get told. But Laurie’s story was told beautifully this year, and I would have no way of knowing how they would incorporate her into future."

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STAR TREK---producer Alex Kurtzman commented on the CBS All Access Jean-Luc Picard tv series, “It’s an extremely different rhythm than DISCOVERY. DISCOVERY is a bullet. Picard is a very contemplative show. It will find a balance between the speed of DISCOVERY and the nature of what NEXT GEN was, but I believe it will have its own rhythm."
He added, “Without revealing too much about it, people have so many questions about Picard and what happened to him, and the idea we get to take time to answer those questions in the wake of the many, many things he’s had to deal with in NEXT GEN is really exciting. ‘More grounded’ is not the right way to put it, because Season 2 of DISCOVERY is also grounded. It will feel more… real-world? If that’s the right way to put it."

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THE GUILTY---Jake Gyllenhaal stars in this US remake of the Danish movie about a demoted cop who is assigned to the emergency call center where he receives a call from a kidnapped woman pleading for help.

BLACK AND BLUE---Naomie Harris (SKYFALL) stars in this movie about a rookie New Orleans cop who is pursued by fellow cops after her body cam records them murdering a drug dealer.

THE TOXIC AVENGER---Legendary Pictures remake of the 1984 movie is underway.

47 METERS DOWN: UNCAGED---Nia Long, Sophie Nelisse (daughter of Sylvester Stallone) and Corinne Foxx (daughter of Jamie Foxx) star in the sequel in which five women explore underground caves in Brazil and encounter deadly sharks.

DUKE NUKEM---live-action movie underway based on the video game.

AUDREY HEPBURN---tv series underway based on the "formative years" of the legendary actress. The writers are Hepburn's son, Luca Dotti, and Luigi Spinola, who wrote the book AUDREY AT HOME.

WOMAN AT WAR---Jodie Foster is the star/director of this US remake of the Icelandic movie about a teacher/environmental terrorist who must choose between her environmental activism or adopting a baby.

STRANGE TIME---TBS tv series underway based on the graphic novel.

GORILLA AND THE BIRD---HBO miniseries underway based on the novel. Jean-Marc Vallee (SHARP OBJECTS) is the director.

TRIVIA---in BAND OF BROTHERS, Tom Hanks was the director and had a cameo as a British soldier in the episode "Crossroads" (this is the first in a series).

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by SONYESP » Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:39 am

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12

BIRD BOX---new trailer released for the Netflix movie starring Sandra Bullock.

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INJ2bPFy108



GLASS---new trailer released for the M. Night Shyamalan sequel.

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wb3ffN6-TnM



INDIANA JONES 5---Karen Allen commented on possibly returning for the newest sequel, "Hopefully. You know, I’m hoping. I’m very hopeful about that. I don’t know anything. I know they’ve been working very hard on the script, and they keep the story and the casting and everything like that so close to the vest until they really know what they’re doing. So I’m waiting patiently. It keeps getting delayed, and I guess they finally settled on about a year from this spring or something. But I probably won’t know whether I’m in the film or not until much, much later on down the line."

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STAR WARS: EPISODE IX---Mark Hamill said security for the script is very tight, “You know how it is these days, every time you sign NDAs. I remember back when I read the first STAR WARS [script], I was like, ‘Wow, that’s the goofiest thing I’ve ever read.’ I gave it to my best friend to read, and I said, ‘What do you think of it?’ He said, ‘It’s really wild, it’s crazy, can I give it to Meredith?’ ‘Sure, go ahead.’ It went around to all my friends. Of course back then nobody cared.”
Hamill said the EPISODE IX script security is, “deep state government organization, like … the CIA."

DOCTOR STRANGE---Scott Derrickson is returning to direct the sequel.

THE WINDS OF WINTER---George RR Martin commented on the status of the book, "Me, I am back in my fortress of solitude, and back in Westeros. It won’t be tomorrow, and it won’t be next week, but you will get the end of A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE."

CONVERSATIONS WITH A KILLER: THE TED BUNDY TAPES---Netflix four-part docuseries with never-before-released audio interviews with serial killer Ted Bundy, who confessed to killing 30 women. The premiere is on January 24, the 30th anniversary of Bundy's execution.

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HARBINGER---Dylan O'Brien is the top candidate to play Pete Stancheck in the Sony Pictures movie based on the Valiant comic book.

NATIONAL FILM REGISTRY---25 movies were added to the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress.

Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)
Broadcast News (1987)
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
Cinderella (1950)
Days of Wine and Roses (1962)
Dixon-Wanamaker Expedition to Crow Agency (1908)
Eve’s Bayou (1997)
The Girl Without a Soul (1917)
Hair Piece: A Film for Nappy-Headed People (1984)
Hearts and Minds (1974)
Hud (1963)
The Informer (1935)
Jurassic Park (1993)
The Lady From Shanghai (1947)
Leave Her to Heaven (1945)
Monterey Pop (1968)
My Fair Lady (1964)
The Navigator (1924)
On the Town (1949)
One-Eyed Jacks (1961)
Pickup on South Street (1953)
Rebecca (1940)
The Shining (1980)
Smoke Signals (1998)
Something Good – Negro Kiss (1898)


GOLIATH---Amazon renewed the series for Season 3.

BLACKSMITH---NBC tv series underway based on the graphic novel.

GET SHORTY---Epix renewed the series for Season 3.

SELENA: THE SERIES---Netflix tv series based on the life of murdered Tejano star Selena Quintanilla.

DETROITERS---Comedy Central cancelled the show.

FEMALE VS MALE MOVIES---a study by Creative Artists Agency and shift7 found that female-led movies brought in more box office than male-led movies. The study included 350 movies from 2014-2017 of which 105 were female-led and 245 were male-led. The female-led movies had more box office.
Criticism of the study's methodology pointed out that STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS and THE LAST JEDI were listed as male-led movies, although Daisy Ridley was the main character in both movies.

TRIVIA---in REAR WINDOW's opening scene, photographer Jeff Jefferies (Jimmy Stewart) has a telephone conversation with his editor, whose voice is provided by Academy Award-winner Gig Young.

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by SONYESP » Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:53 pm

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13

CAPTIVE STATE---trailer released for the alien invasion movie starring John Goodman and Vera Farmiga.

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i68xCzI406A



STAR TREK: DISCOVERY---trailer released for Season 2.

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmQfex_KNLA



2018'S WORST MOVIES---TheWrap released its list of the 12 worst movies of 2018.

1. THE HURRICANE HEIST
2. THE HAPPYTIME MURDERS
3. GOTTI
4. LIFE ITSELF
5. READY PLAYER ONE
6. THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS
7. SUSPIRA
8. FIFTY SHADES FREED
9. CHRISTOPHER ROBIN
10-12. PEPPERMINT/PROUD MARY/RED SPARROW (tie)

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THE MANDALORIAN---the official cast for the STAR WARS tv series includes Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Carl Weathers, Werner Herzog, Nick Nolte and Giancarlo Esposito.

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SHAKEN, NOT STIRRED---a study by the Medical Journal of Australia claims James Bond has a drinking problem. The study found that 007 had 109 drinks in his 24 movies, including six Vespers in QUANTUM OF SOLACE, which would have given him a deadly blood alcohol level of 0.36. It also stated that Bond fights drunk, f*cks drunk, drives drunk, and operates nuclear machinery drunk. The study concluded, “There is strong and consistent evidence that James Bond has a chronic alcohol consumption problem at the ‘severe’ end of the spectrum. He should seek professional help and try to find other strategies for managing occupational stress.”

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BLACK WIDOW---director Lucrecia Martel she talked to Marvel Studios about talked about directing the Scarlett Johansson movie, “What they told me in the meeting was ‘We need a female director because we need someone who is mostly concerned with the development of Scarlett Johansson’s character. They also told me ‘Don’t worry about the action scenes, we will take care of that.’ I was thinking,’‘Well I would love to meet Scarlett Johansson but also I would love to make the action sequences.’ Companies are interested in female filmmakers but they still think action scenes are for male directors.”
Martel added, “The first thing I asked them was maybe if they could change the special effects because there’s so many laser lights…I find them horrible. Also the soundtrack of Marvel films is quite horrendous. Maybe we disagree on this but it’s really hard to watch a Marvel film. It’s painful to the ears to watch Marvel films.”
Martel said she signed a NDA not to talk about the meeting, “But just in case any of this is going to be on YouTube, I would love to make BLACK WIDOW.”

RATCHED---Netflix prequel series about the early years of Nurse Ratched from ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST set in 1947. Sarah Paulson and Finn Wittrock star.

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ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK---Robert Rodriguez was vague in his comments about rumors he will direct the remake of the 1981 John Carpenter movie, "Well, I can’t really say. I’m a huge ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK fan. I like the rumors, I’d love to do ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK. That was the first film that got me interested in filmmaking."

ARE YOU AFRAID OF THE DARK?---director DJ Caruso is in talks to direct the Paramount Pictures movie based on the horror series that ran on Nickelodeon from 1992-1996.

TO BE READ BACKWARDS---20th Century Fox movie underway based on the short story about a man whose life begins at his death which reveals humanity and a mystery. Noah Hawley (FARGO) is the director.

SWAMP THING---Ian Ziering (SHARKNADO) will play actor Daniel Cassidy/Blue Devil in the DC Universe tv series.

SUPERNATURAL---Jeffrey Dean Morgan will return as John Winchester for the 300th episode on February 7.

THE WALKING DEAD---Austin Amelio said Dwight is not dead, “He’s not dead, that’s all I can say. He’s alive. He’s alive in the world somewhere...There’s so many different ways you can go with him. There’s the comic book, there’s Sherry’s story, there’s me being with the Alexandrians. I have no idea. I have full faith in the writers. They do an awesome job, so I’m sure they’d bring me back in an incredible way.”

THE FRENCH QUARTER WILL NOT BE SPARED---Lionsgate Films is in negotiations to buy the movie script about vampires in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina.

ONWARD---Walt Disney/Pixar animated movie about two teenage elf brothers. Chris Pratt, Tom Holland, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Octavia Spencer provide the voices.

ONE DOLLAR---CBS All Access cancelled the series.

STARGIRL---Joel McHale will play Starman in the DC Universe tv series.

I AM NOT OKAY WITH THIS---Netflix series underway based on the graphic novel.

TRIVIA---SHARKY'S MACHINE, which starred Burt Reynolds and Rachel Ward, was based on the William Diehl novel. Diehl had a cameo in the movie as Dominoe's pimp, Percy.

SHARKY'S MACHINE starred Burt Reynolds as police sergeant Tom Sharky, and Rachel Ward as high-class hooker Dominoe.

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William Diehl, the author of the novel, played Dominoe's pimp, Percy.

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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14

THE MANDALORIAN---STAR WARS REBELS' Sabine Wren may appear on the tv series after Wren's helmet was reportedly seen on the film set.

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JURASSIC WORLD---Colin Trevorrow said the next sequel will not have a city setting, “I just have no idea what would motivate dinosaurs to terrorize a city. They can’t organize. Right now we’ve got lethal predators in wild areas surrounding cities all over the world. They don’t go pack hunting for humans in urban areas.
The world I get excited about is the one where it’s possible that a dinosaur might run out in front of your car on a foggy backroad, or invade your campground looking for food. A world where dinosaur interaction is unlikely but possible – the same way we watch out for bears or sharks. We hunt animals, we traffic them, we herd them, we breed them, we invade their territory and pay the price, but we don’t go to war with them. If that was the case, we’d have lost that war a long time ago.”
THE LOST WORLD: JURASSIC PARK featured the Tyrannosaurus Rex running amok in San Diego.

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SINISTER SIX---producer Amy Pascal said the shelved Drew Goddard Spider-Man spinoff movie is still under development, “I’m just waiting for Drew to be ready to direct it. I would do anything with Drew Goddard. I’m just waiting for him to tell me he wants to."

A SONG OF FIRE & ICE---George RR Martin released artwork from the 2020 calendar which shows the giant ice spiders.

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BULL---Eliza Dushku received a $9.5 million sexual harassment settlement from CBS after she accused Michael Weatherly of making sexually inappropriate comments and jokes to her while they were filming the series. After she complained to Weatherly, her characater was written out of the series.

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TREMORS 7---Michael Gross posted that he has signed to star in the seventh movie in the franchise.

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THE HUNT---Logan Lerman (FURY) is in talks to star in this Amazon tv series about a New York man who seeks revenge on the man who murdered his grandmother and discovers a conspiracy of high-ranking Nazis trying to establish the Fourth Reich.

THE 4400---the CW is developing a reboot of the USA Network sci fi series, but it appears none of the original cast and crew are involved.

STARGIRL--Lou Ferrigno Jr. will play Hourman in the DC Universe tv series.

MY GLORY WAS I HAD SUCH GOOD FRIENDS---Jennifer Garner stars in this Apple/JJ Abrams miniseries based on the Amy Silverstein memoir.

TRIVIA---in THE LOST WORLD: JURASSIC PARK, the sequel's writer, David Koepp, played the "unlucky bastard" who is devoured by the Tyrannosaurus Rex during its bloody rampage in San Diego.

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MONDAY, DECEMBER 17

STAR TREK: DISCOVERY---new featurette released for Season 2.

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fk3-7m7STWE



TIMELESS: THE FINAL MISSION---NBC released the trailer for the series finale.

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ssfe55rJbX8



WINNERS AND LOSERS---VARIETY released its list of the biggest movie hits and misses of 2018.

HITS:

BLACK PANTHER (Cost: $210 million, Gross: $1.3 billion)
INCREDIBLES 2 (Cost: $200 million, Gross: $1.24 billion)
THE NUN (Cost: $22 million, Gross: $365 million)
A QUIET PLACE (Cost: $17 million, Gross: $340 million)
HALLOWEEN (Cost: $10 million, Gross: $252 million)
CRAZY RICH ASIANS (Cost: $30 million, Gross: $238 million)

MISSES:

ROBIN HOOD (Cost: $100 million, Gross: $65 million)
THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS (Cost: $100 million, Gross: $138 million)
A WRINKLE IN TIME (Cost: $100 million, Gross: $132 million)
THE GIRL IN THE SPIDER'S WEB (Cost: $43 million, Gross: $31 million)
THE HAPPYTIME MURDERS (Cost: $40 million, Gross: $27 million)
THE SISTERS BROTHERS (Cost: $38 million, Gross: $9 million)

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MORTAL ENGINES---the Universal Pictures/Peter Jackson movie is expected to lose about $100 million-$125 million.

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MORBIUS THE LIVING VAMPIRE---Adria Arjona is in negotiations to play Martine, Morbius' fiancee, in the Sony Pictures movie starring Jared Leto.

CORMAN'S HOLLYWOOD---Shout! Studios 13-part documentary underway about legendary B-movie director/producer Roger Corman and his wife, Julie.

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THE DARK CRYSTAL: THE AGE OF RESISTANCE---photo released from the Netflix prequel series to the 1982 movie. The voice cast includes Taron Egerton and Anya Taylor-Joy.

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SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE---Sony Pictures head Amy Pascal said the sequel, “will be focused on Miles Morales and Gwen Stacy—and will explore a romance between the two", and it will include more female characters, “characters like Cindy Moon (a.k.a. Silk) as well as Jessica Drew (a.k.a. Spider-Woman).”

THE BLACK TAPES---NBC tv series underway based on the podcast series about a journalist investigating evangelist supernatural debunker Dr. Richard Strand.

AMMONITE---Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan star in this movie about the 1820s lesbian romance between a paleontologist and a wealthy woman in an English coastal town.

TRIVIA---more James Bond movie trivia.
Two James Bond Villains appeared in the original THE TAKING OF PELHAM ONE TWO THREE.
Robert Shaw played Bond Villain SPECTRE assassin Red Grant in FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE, and he played hijack leader Bernard Ryder (Mr. Blue) in THE TAKING OF PELHAM ONE TWO THREE. Julius Harris played Bond Villain Tee Hee Johnson in LIVE AND LET DIE, and he played Inspector Daniels in THE TAKING OF PELHAM ONE TWO THREE.

Robert Shaw as Red Grant with Sean Connery in FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE and Bernard Ryder (Mr. Blue) in THE TAKING OF PELHAM ONE TWO THREE.

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Julius Harris as Tee Hee Johnson with Roger Moore in LIVE AND LET DIE and Inspector Daniels in THE TAKING OF PELHAM ONE TWO THREE.

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