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Spike Lee Reveals The Connection Between ‘Dog Day Afternoon’ & ‘Inside Man’

When it comes to the cinematic universes, Spike Lee was playing that game well before Marvel. The director has long threaded his characters through multiple films, mostly serving as Easter eggs to keen eyed fans. However, Lee reveals that “Inside Man” shares a pretty interesting, little connection with the stone cold classic, “Dog Day Afternoon.”

In an extensive interview with Vulture about his Netflix series “She’s Gotta Have It,” Lee touches upon the themes and characters that carry across his oeuvre, and details how his bank heist movie is connected with Sidney Lumet‘s picture:

….this is not the first time I’ve done something like that.

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HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 50 Pairs of Passes to ‘American Made’ With Tom Cruise

Chicago – In the latest HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 50 pairs of advance-screening movie passes up for grabs to the new film “American Made” starring Tom Cruise!

American Made,” which opens on Sept. 29, 2017 and is rated “R,” also stars Domhnall Gleeson, Sarah Wright, E. Roger Mitchell, Jesse Plemons, Lola Kirke, Alejandro Edda, Benito Martinez, Caleb Landry Jones and Jayma Mays from director Doug Liman and writer Gary Spinelli. Note: You must be 17+ to win and attend this “R”-rated screening.

To win your free passes to “American Made” courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just get interactive with our social media widget below. That’s it! This screening is on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017 at 7 p.m. in Chicago. The more social actions you complete, the more points you score and the higher yours odds of winning! Completing these social actions only increases your odds of winning; this doesn’t intensify your competition!

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Win Passes To The Advance Screening Of American Made, Starring Tom Cruise, In St. Louis

In Universal PicturesAmerican Made, Tom Cruise reunites with his Edge of Tomorrow director, Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity, Mr. and Mrs. Smith), in this international escapade based on the outrageous (and real) exploits of Barry Seal, a hustler and pilot unexpectedly recruited by the CIA to run one of the biggest covert operations in U.S. history.

Based on a true story, American Made co-stars Domhnall Gleeson, Sarah Wright Olsen, E. Roger Mitchell, Jesse Plemons, Lola Kirke, Alejandro Edda, Benito Martinez, Caleb Landry Jones and Jayma Mays.

The film is produced by Imagine Entertainment’s Academy Award®-winning producer Brian Grazer (A Beautiful Mind), Cross Creek PicturesBrian Oliver (Black Swan) and Tyler Thompson (Everest), Quadrant PicturesDoug Davison (The Departed), and Kim Roth (Inside Man). Gary Spinelli wrote the screenplay.

In theaters September 29.

Wamg invites you to enter for the chance to win Two (2) seats to the advance
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After Soderbergh: See the Top 10 Box Office Track Records of Classic Indie Filmmakers

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After Soderbergh: See the Top 10 Box Office Track Records of Classic Indie Filmmakers
In a career that began with “sex lies and videotape” in 1989, “Logan Lucky” is Steven Soderbergh’s 26th theatrical release. It will extend his record as the top-grossing American director to come out of the independent scene in its formative years — a period we’ll define as 1975 (Joan Micklin Silver’s “Hester Street”) through 1992 (Quentin Tarantino’s debut, “Reservoir Dogs”).

To be clear, Soderbergh’s an outlier; his billion-dollar box office dwarfs every other indie filmmaker. However, looking at the performance of his contemporaries who got their start in that indie film movement, you may be surprised at who’s on the list. (Note: “Outside wide release” means less than 1,000 screens. Also, the list doesn’t include directors like Sam Raimi and Abel Ferrara, who have independent roots but were not discovered via the film festival/arthouse pathway, or Alan Rudolph, another significant ’80s figure; he started in horror films in the early ’70s.
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'Logan Lucky': The Six Things You Need to Make a Perfect Heist Film

'Logan Lucky': The Six Things You Need to Make a Perfect Heist Film
Head to the movies this weekend to see Logan Lucky, and you'll see more than Steven Soderbergh ending his moviemaking retirement phase and returning to the big screen. (You've been greatly missed, sir.) You'll see more than just Channing Tatum and Adam Driver playing down-on-their-luck Southern brothers who hatch a plan to rob the Charlotte Motor Speedway. You'll even see more than Daniel Craig sporting a bottle-blond crop-cut hairdo and Seth MacFarlane sporting something on his head that looks like a cross between a mullet, a Jheri curl and roadkill.
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Win movie merchandise with American Made

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On August 25th Tom Cruise stars in American Made a film based on the outrageous (and real) exploits of a hustler and pilot Barry Seal. To mark the release, we’re giving away 2 merchandise packs which include an overnight bag, t shirt and sunglasses, to get you ready for your own international escapades.

In Universal PicturesAmerican Made, Tom Cruise reunites with his Edge of Tomorrow director, Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity, Mr. and Mrs. Smith), in this international escapade based on the outrageous (and real) exploits of a hustler and pilot unexpectedly recruited by the CIA to run one of the biggest covert operations in U.S. history.

Based on a true story, American Made co-stars Domhnall Gleeson, Sarah Wright, E. Roger Mitchell, Jesse Plemons, Lola Kirke, Alejandro Edda, Benito Martinez, Caleb Landry Jones and Jayma Mays.

The film is produced by Imagine Entertainment’s Academy Award
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Win ‘American Made’ Merchandise!

On August 25th Tom Cruise stars in American Made a film based on the outrageous (and real) exploits of a hustler and pilot Barry Seal. To mark the release, we’re giving away two merchandise packs which include an overnight bag, t shirt and sunglasses to get you ready for your own international escapades.

To be in with a chance to win all you need to do is answer the question below correctly.

Who directs American Made?

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In Universal PicturesAmerican Made, Tom Cruise reunites with his Edge of Tomorrow director, Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity, Mr. and Mrs. Smith), in this international escapade based on the outrageous (and real) exploits of a hustler and pilot unexpectedly recruited by the CIA to run one of the biggest covert operations in U.S. history.

Based on a true story, American Made co-stars Domhnall Gleeson,
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The Lost Projects: 15 Movies Quentin Tarantino, Christopher Nolan, and More Auteurs Never Made

The Lost Projects: 15 Movies Quentin Tarantino, Christopher Nolan, and More Auteurs Never Made
Just because you’re a well-established director with award-winning hits and/or commercial successes doesn’t mean you can make any movie you want. Just ask Martin Scorsese, Spike Lee, Sofia Coppola, Darren Aronofsky, and more. All these auteurs have had passion projects over the years they’ve had to kill or put on indefinite hiatus for a variety of reasons, which is a shame given how incredible all of them sound on paper.

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Christopher Nolan taking on Howard Hughes. Spike Lee making a boxing epic around Joe Louis. Kathryn Bigelow resurrecting Joan of Arc for a female warrior saga unlike any the big screen had ever really seen in the 1990s. We’d buy a ticket for all them years in advance if we knew they were definitely happening.

With many of our favorite auteurs currently in production on new movies,
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Morgan Spurlock to Exec Produce MMA Origins Documentary ‘Tough Guys’ (Exclusive)

Morgan Spurlock to Exec Produce MMA Origins Documentary ‘Tough Guys’ (Exclusive)
Documentary filmmakers Morgan Spurlock and Ross Kauffman will executive produce “Tough Guys,” about the origins of the mixed martial arts fighting phenomenon.

Tough Guys” is directed by Henry Roosevelt and W.B. Zullo, and produced by Craig Dibiase. The documentary chronicles the origins of Mma beginning in Pittsburgh in 1979 when Bill Viola and Frank Caliguri dreamed up a contest pitting barroom bigmouths against wrestlers, martial artists, boxers, bouncers, and brawlers, billed as a no-holds-barred new type of competitive fighting.

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The fights became known as “tough man,” “tough guy,” “battle of the brawlers,” or “battle of the superfighters” matches. The film explores the moment when the national martial arts craze was building to a crescendo as the economies of Pennsylvania steel towns were plummeting to record levels of unemployment.

“When I was around 12 years old, my dad took me to
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Ar Rahman to celebrate 25 Years in music with the “Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow” concert in London

Here’s some exciting news! Academy Award (Oscar) two-time winner and five-time nominee, Grammy two-time winner, BAFTA, and Golden Globe winner, the legendary Ar Rahman, returns to the Sse Arena Wembley on Saturday 8th July 2017 after seven years with the “Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow” concert.“Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow” will chronicle Ar Rahman’s musical journey from past to present to future celebrating 25 years of creating his incredible music.

Discussing the forthcoming UK show, Ar Rahman says, “From Roja to Rockstar, Kaatru Veliyidai and more, it has been an incredible musical journey over these last 25 years. I’ve been immensely blessed to have the love and support of my fans, music lovers, friends and well-wishers. It continues to inspire and motivate me. Come, join me on the 8th of July at Wembley, London! Accompanying me is an amazingly talented and energetic team of singers and musicians.”

Popularly known as the man who has redefined contemporary Indian music,
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American Made: first trailer for new Tom Cruise film

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Tom Cruise isn't just appearing in The Mummy this year. There's the very different American Made, too. Here's the trailer...

With The Mummy landing in cinemas this week, Universal has taken the opportunity to launch the trailer for its next Tom Cruise project. Once known as Mena, it’s now called American Made, and sees Cruise reuniting with director Doug Liman, following their work on Edge Of Tomorrow.

It also looks like Cruise’s most interesting acting role in some time.

The film tells the story of a hustler by the name of Barry Seal – the character is based on a real person, even if the adventures around him use creative licence – who finds himself recruited by the CIA.

Here’s the trailer…

(Apparently, the Us version of the trailer doesn’t have drugs in it, fact fans).

And here’s the full synopsis for the movie…
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Tom Cruise Reunites With Doug Liman In American Made

In Universal PicturesAmerican Made, Tom Cruise reunites with his Edge Of Tomorrow director, Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity, Mr. and Mrs. Smith), in this international escapade based on the outrageous (and real) exploits of a hustler and pilot unexpectedly recruited by the CIA to run one of the biggest covert operations in U.S. history.

Check out the first trailer now.

Based on a true story, American Made co-stars Domhnall Gleeson, Sarah Wright, E. Roger Mitchell, Jesse Plemons, Lola Kirke, Alejandro Edda, Benito Martinez, Caleb Landry Jones and Jayma Mays.

Edge Of Tomorrow was one of the best surprises in 2014. Combined with a lot of action and tremendous humor, the sci-fi adventure became an instant hit with audiences, grossed $111.1 million the weekend it opened in June 2014, made it the number one film internationally and worldwide.

In Jim Batts review, he described Liman’s film as, “a wild ride and an entertainment blockbuster.
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American Made Trailer Has Tom Cruise Going Deep Undercover

American Made Trailer Has Tom Cruise Going Deep Undercover
Universal Pictures has released the first trailer for American Made, formerly known as Mena, which stars Tom Cruise in this drama based on an incredible true story. Along with the new trailer, Universal has released the first poster and photos featuring Tom Cruise, Domhnall Gleeson and Sarah Wright. This drama could very well shape up to be the first big hit of the fall movie season, arriving in theaters September 29.

In Universal Pictures' American Made, Tom Cruise reunites with his Edge of Tomorrow director, Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity, Mr. and Mrs. Smith), in this international escapade based on the outrageous (and real) exploits of a hustler and pilot unexpectedly recruited by the CIA to run one of the biggest covert operations in U.S. history. Barry Seal was formerly a pilot for Twa before he was fired by the company in 1974. He began smuggling drugs for the Medell
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Tom Cruise puts away his running shoes and takes to the skies in trailer for American Made

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Tom Cruise may be hitting the big screens at the end of the week in The Mummy, but today marks the release of the International trailer for the real-life story, American Made.

The trailer gives Cruise a time to shine in the role as Seal with comedic aplomb from the very outset as he crash lands a plane full of cocaine, which also covers his face and bad 80’s haircut, into a suburban neighbourhood but before legging it before he can get caught hands a youngster bags of cocaine to keep quiet – You never saw me. We glimpse Domhnall Gleason as CIA agent Monty Shafer recruiting Seal in a bar before proceeding to get his groove on, on the bonnet of a car as the men’s deal goes from strength. Typical male bravado, womanising and deals galore commence in what promises to be a refreshing role for Cruise,
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Morgan Spurlock to Produce In Vitro Fertilization Documentary ‘Vegas Baby’ (Exclusive)

Morgan Spurlock to Produce In Vitro Fertilization Documentary ‘Vegas Baby’ (Exclusive)
Morgan Spurlock has come on board Amanda Micheli’s in vitro fertilization documentary “Vegas Baby” as an executive producer, along with his business partner, Jeremy Chilnick.

The movie, which debuted last year at the Tribeca Film Festival, follows aspiring parents from all walks of life who place themselves in the hands of a Las Vegas doctor and his annual contest, which offers the prize of a free round of IVF — with no guarantee of success. Contestants post video entries online telling their stories, counting on the votes of strangers to heal realize their dreams of becoming parents.

“I am so proud to be a part of this important movie and to have the opportunity to share it with audiences,” Spurlock said. “As the parent of a beautiful baby boy who came into our life through IVF, I understand the struggle and desire that comes with wanting a child in your life.
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FBI Director James Comey Compares Twitter to ‘A Dive Bar’ Full Of Screaming People

It’s hard to get a super fix on James Comey but here’s my overall take on him. He seems like a guy who knows he’s done something unbelievably bad and will spend the rest of his life trying to do the right thing. But despite all of that, he still screwed up in a major way and more than likely did something he truly regretted. It’s like in the movie The Inside Man. The character Christopher Plummer played initially made a deal with Nazis to get his bank started. Over the next 50 years or so he became wealthy and

FBI Director James Comey Compares Twitter to ‘A Dive Bar’ Full Of Screaming People
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Study Ranks American Actors’ British Accents, and Vice Versa

Study Ranks American Actors’ British Accents, and Vice Versa
Anyone who’s seen “Mary Poppins” knows what a bad Cockney accent sounds like. But for the first time, British actors have ranked Dick Van Dyke’s “mockney” as the worst attempt at a U.K. accent in a pool of the highest grossing films’ leads.

Language-learning app Babbel commissioned ex-pat professional actors from both the U.K. and U.S. to vote on a five-point scale on how convincing the accents were for leading parts in blockbusters grossing over $100 million.

For the United States accent, American Actors UK awarded British actor Chiwetel Ejiofor a 4.5/5 for his work as Solomon Northup in “12 Years a Slave.” Tied for second are the DC superheros; Christian Bale as Batman and Henry Cavill as Superman both garnered 4.2/5 scores.

Best in show for the Americans attempting the over-the-pond accents, awarded by British Actors in La, are Meryl Streep, Gwyneth Paltrow and Renée Zellweger. Streep’s
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Denzel Washington to Receive Career Honor From Hollywood Publicists

Denzel Washington to Receive Career Honor From Hollywood Publicists
Hollywood publicists have selected Denzel Washington as Motion Picture Showman of the Year in recognition of his career achievements.

Washington will be honored at the 54th Annual International Cinematographers Guild Publicists awards on Feb. 24 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

“Denzel continues to excel as a major creative force in filmmaking while also recognizing the key role that publicity and promotion play in the success of filmmaking,” said awards committee chairman Henri Bollinger. .”His understanding of what it takes to attract movie audiences supports his exceptional talents as an actor and filmmaker..”

Washington produced, directed, wrote and stars in the drama “Fences,” and also reprised the Tony Award-winning role he played on Broadway in 2010.

Icg National President Steven Poster said, .”Denzel Washington brings a unique reality and a dignity to every character he portrays, be they actual or imagined people, good guys or bad. I always look forward to seeing him on screen.
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Denzel Washington Interview: The Director Reveals How He Opened Up ‘Fences’

Denzel Washington Interview: The Director Reveals How He Opened Up ‘Fences’
Ever since I first met Denzel Washington on the set of Spike Lee’s “Malcolm X,” I’ve felt comfortable with him. Maybe it’s because he and my mother grew up in the same working-class New York suburb, Mount Vernon. Fact is, I grew up in the film industry with Washington, along with Mel Gibson, Debra Winger, Bruce Willis, Kevin Costner, and John Travolta; we’re all close to the same age.

I know the way he swings his tall body into that loping, cocky walk. And it’s fun to watch him, in the green room at the Writers Guild, enthusiastically wave his hands around when he talks about directing. He’s in a good mood: His August Wilson film adaptation of “Fences” has been enthusiastically received, by critics, audiences and — perhaps most crucially for its Oscar chances — actors, landing the coveted SAG Ensemble nomination.

In his third directorial outing (“The Debaters,
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Denzel Washington Interview: The Director Reveals How He Opened Up ‘Fences’

Denzel Washington Interview: The Director Reveals How He Opened Up ‘Fences’
Ever since I first met Denzel Washington on the set of Spike Lee’s “Malcolm X,” I’ve felt comfortable with him. Maybe it’s because he and my mother grew up in the same working-class New York suburb, Mount Vernon. Fact is, I grew up in the film industry with Washington, along with Mel Gibson, Debra Winger, Bruce Willis, Kevin Costner, and John Travolta; we’re all close to the same age.

I know the way he swings his tall body into that loping, cocky walk. And it’s fun to watch him, in the green room at the Writers Guild, enthusiastically wave his hands around when he talks about directing. He’s in a good mood: His August Wilson film adaptation of “Fences” has been enthusiastically received, by critics, audiences and — perhaps most crucially for its Oscar chances — actors, landing the coveted SAG Ensemble nomination.

In his third directorial outing (“The Debaters,
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