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Tom Hanks Will Build a Robot for His Dog in Sci-Fi Thriller Bios

Tom Hanks Will Build a Robot for His Dog in Sci-Fi Thriller Bios
Tom Hanks is attached to star in a hot new sci-fi project called Bios, which is currently being shopped to studios, with several potential bidders eyeing the project. Among them are Legendary, Warner Bros. and Studio 8, but whichever studio lands this project, they're expected to get to work rather quickly, with production being eyed to start in the first quarter of 2018, after the busy schedule of Tom Hanks starts to clear up.

The script was written by Craig Luck and Ivor Powell, which is set in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. The story centers on a robot built by its ailing creator (Tom Hanks) to take care of his beloved dog, as he starts to fade away. Along the way, this robot learns about love, friendship and the meaning of human life. No further details were given about the story, or how many other characters still need to be cast. Still, given
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Five Things You Didn’t Know About Miguel Sapochnik

Miguel Sapochnik is a popular film director who is best known for his guidance on the HBO television series “Game of Thrones.” He’s taken a hiatus, but it has been revealed that he will return to direct the cast once again for season 8. This is good news because his contributions have been noticeable and he is coming back just in time for the final season of the show. Sapochnik has also directed “House” (2004); “Repo Men;” (2010) and several others, but this is not all that there is to know about the talented director. Here are five things that

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Miguel Sapochnik
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Harry Dean Stanton, ‘Big Love,’ ‘Twin Peaks’ Star, Dies at 91

Harry Dean Stanton, ‘Big Love,’ ‘Twin Peaks’ Star, Dies at 91
Harry Dean Stanton, the actor with a gaunt, bedraggled look who labored in virtual obscurity for decades until a series of roles increased his visibility, including his breakthrough in Wim Wenders’ “Paris, Texas,” died of natural causes Friday in Los Angeles. He was 91.

The actor was also known for his roles in “Twin Peaks,” “Big Love,” “Pretty in Pink,” and “Repo Man.”

He had a high-profile role as manipulative cult leader Roman Grant on HBO polygamy drama “Big Love,” which ran from 2006-11, and recently appeared as Carl Rodd in the “Twin Peaks” revival on Showtime.

His most recent film, “Lucky,” about an atheist who comes to terms with his own mortality, is set to be released by Magnolia on Sept. 29.

In 1984, when he turned 58, he not only starred in the Wenders’ “Paris, Texas” — his first role ever as leading man — but in Alex Cox’s popular cult film “Repo Man.” (That
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Harry Dean Stanton, ‘Big Love,’ ‘Twin Peaks’ Star, Dies at 91

Harry Dean Stanton, ‘Big Love,’ ‘Twin Peaks’ Star, Dies at 91
Harry Dean Stanton, the actor with a gaunt, bedraggled look who labored in virtual obscurity for decades until a series of roles increased his visibility, including his breakthrough in Wim Wenders’ “Paris, Texas,” died of natural causes Friday in Los Angeles. He was 91.

The actor was also known for his roles in “Twin Peaks,” “Big Love,” “Pretty in Pink” and “Repo Man.”

He had a high-profile role as manipulative cult leader Roman Grant on HBO polygamy drama “Big Love,” which ran from 2006-11, and recently appeared as Carl Rodd in the “Twin Peaks” revival on Showtime.

His most recent film, “Lucky,” about an atheist who comes to terms with his own mortality, is set to be released by Magnolia on Sept. 29.
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Five Things You Didn’t Know About Alice Braga

Alice Braga, aka Alice Braga Moraes is best known in the United States for her role in the film “I am Legend” (2007) opposite Will Smith. This was her breakthrough role in the country that opened up more jobs including roles in “Predators” and “Repo Men” (2010), “The Rite” in 2011 and “Elysium” in 2013. She is perhaps best known for her role as Teresa Mendoza in the television series “Queen of the South” (2016 to current). She’s becoming a familiar face and is gaining a decent fan base, but here are five things that you didn’t know about her.

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Alice Braga
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New Mutants Replaces Rosario Dawson with Alice Braga

New Mutants Replaces Rosario Dawson with Alice Braga
Just a month after Rosario Dawson entered talks to play Dr. Celia Reyes in 20th Century Fox's The New Mutants, the actress has backed out of the role, with Alice Braga stepping in to replace her. No reason for Rosario Dawson's departure was given, but with production slated to begin next month in Boston, it's easy to see why a replacement was found so quickly. It hasn't been confirmed how many other roles still need to be filled as we get closer and closer to production getting under way.

The Hollywood Reporter broke the news on this casting update, with Alice Braga joining an ensemble that already includes a talented cast of youngsters. Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams plays Wolfsbane, with Split star Anya Taylor-Joy as Magik, 13 Reasons Why star Henry Zaga as Sunspot, Stranger Things star Charlie Heaton as Cannonball and The Originals star Blu Hunt as Mirage.
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Jude Law Needs Fewer Soulless Blockbusters and More Iconoclasts Like Paolo Sorrentino’s ‘The Young Pope’

Jude Law Needs Fewer Soulless Blockbusters and More Iconoclasts Like Paolo Sorrentino’s ‘The Young Pope’
Welcome to Career Watch, a vocational checkup of top actors and directors, and those who hope to get there. In this edition we take on Jude Law, who’s always been hard to pin down, and his title role in HBO Emmy Contender “The Young Pope” is no exception.

Bottom Line: As he embraces his mid-40s, Jude Law has morphed from British golden boy to globally bankable character actor. His range is wide, from tragic robot Gigolo Joe in Steven Spielberg’s “A.I.” to Robert Downey, Jr.’s comedy sidekick Dr. Watson in Guy Ritchie’s blockbuster “Sherlock Holmes” franchise. Still stunningly handsome, Law is gaining grit and gravitas as he gets older. But there’s a sense he’s still holding back.

Latest Misfires: Law took on evil power-monger Vortigern opposite Charlie Hunnam as Arthur in Ritchie’s attempt to similarly update “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword,
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‘The Young Pope’: How Jude Law Went Weird with Paolo Sorrentino for His Best Work In Years

‘The Young Pope’: How Jude Law Went Weird with Paolo Sorrentino for His Best Work In Years
Welcome to Career Watch, a vocational checkup of top actors and directors, and those who hope to get there. In this edition we take on Jude Law, who’s always been hard to pin down, and his title role in HBO Emmy Contender “The Young Pope” is no exception.

Bottom Line: As he embraces his mid-40s, Jude Law has morphed from British golden boy to globally bankable character actor. His range is wide, from tragic robot Gigolo Joe in Steven Spielberg’s “A.I.” to Robert Downey, Jr.’s comedy sidekick Dr. Watson in Guy Ritchie’s blockbuster “Sherlock Holmes” franchise. Still stunningly handsome, Law is gaining grit and gravitas as he gets older. But there’s a sense he’s still holding back.

Latest Misfires: Law took on evil power-monger Vortigern opposite Charlie Hunnam as Arthur in Ritchie’s attempt to similarly update “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword,
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‘The Young Pope’: How Jude Law Went Weird with Paolo Sorrentino for His Best Work In Years

‘The Young Pope’: How Jude Law Went Weird with Paolo Sorrentino for His Best Work In Years
Welcome to Career Watch, a vocational checkup of top actors and directors, and those who hope to get there. In this edition we take on Jude Law, who’s always been hard to pin down, and his title role in HBO Emmy Contender “The Young Pope” is no exception.

Bottom Line: As he embraces his mid-40s, Jude Law has morphed from British golden boy to globally bankable character actor. His range is wide, from tragic robot Gigolo Joe in Steven Spielberg’s “A.I.” to Robert Downey, Jr.’s comedy sidekick Dr. Watson in Guy Ritchie’s blockbuster “Sherlock Holmes” franchise. Still stunningly handsome, Law is gaining grit and gravitas as he gets older. But there’s a sense he’s still holding back.

Latest Misfires: Law took on evil power-monger Vortigern opposite Charlie Hunnam as Arthur in Ritchie’s attempt to similarly update “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword,
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Incorporated Season 1 Episode 8 Review: Operational Realignment

Take that, Mr. Smarty-pants!

Ben finds out on Incorporated Season 1 Episode 8 that sometimes you can be too clever for your own good. 

I know he's desperate to get Elena back and all (even though she told him to move on more than once), but doing a partial self lobotomy sounds like a bit of reach to me.

Ben: I'm just temporarily disconnecting some circuits.

Hendrick: Aaron isn't a circuit-it's who you are.

Ben: But he's not who I need to be right now.

Permalink: But he's not who I need to be right now. Added: January 18, 2017

Anyone who's watched TV before knows that this type of deal isn't gonna work, and for someone who's supposedly as smart as Ben should know better.

The lie becomes the truth, or at least that's the idea.

Ben Permalink: The lie becomes the truth, or at least that's the idea. Added: January 18, 2017

The ramifications
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Newswire: Game Of Thrones director to make a Sinbad movie

Emmy-award-winning TV director Miguel Sapochnik has signed on to make a Sinbad movie, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Unfortunately, that should not be misinterpreted as a cinematic vehicle for ’90s-era comedy genius David “Sinbad” Adkins. This will be a film adaptation of the 14th-century Middle Eastern story-cycle of Sinbad The Sailor. Which also has the potential to be pretty good, especially since Sapochnik really made a name for himself due to his work on Game Of Thrones.

The British-born filmmaker took home a Primetime Emmy last month for “Battle Of The Bastards,” one of four episodes he helmed for the HBO fantasy series on which Jingle All The Way star Sinbad has not yet worked for some reason. He’s directed episodes of a number of highly regarded shows, including House, Masters Of Sex, and True Detective, as well as the 2010 feature film Repo Men. The big-budget, effects-heavy adventure ...
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‘Sinbad’ Movie Coming From ‘Battle of the Bastards’ Director Miguel Sapochnik

‘Sinbad’ Movie Coming From ‘Battle of the Bastards’ Director Miguel Sapochnik
Miguel Sapochnik has a lot of nerd cred going for him at the moment. The director is fresh off of directing two fan-favorite Game of Thrones episodes, “Battle of the Bastards” and “The Winds of Winter.” The Emmy-winning director hasn’t made a feature film since 2010’s Repo Men, an entertaining, albeit messy, B-movie that didn’t connect with […]

The post ‘Sinbad’ Movie Coming From ‘Battle of the Bastards’ Director Miguel Sapochnik appeared first on /Film.
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Interview: ‘Game of Thrones’ Director Miguel Sapochnik on How He Constructed the Battle of the Bastards

Interview: ‘Game of Thrones’ Director Miguel Sapochnik on How He Constructed the Battle of the Bastards
During the fifth season of Game of Thrones, Repo Men director Miguel Sapochnik left a huge impression with “Hardhome.” HBO and the key talent involved with the series were clearly impressed enough to invite Sapochnik back to direct two of season six’s biggest episodes, “Battle of the Bastards” and the season finale, “The Winds of Winter.” As with “Hardhome,” both episodes left fans […]

The post Interview: ‘Game of Thrones’ Director Miguel Sapochnik on How He Constructed the Battle of the Bastards appeared first on /Film.
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Preacher Recap: There Will Be Blood

Just as Jesse was beginning to get a handle on his newfound power in this week’s Preacher, the duo that had tracked the entity inside him all the way around the globe made their play to retrieve it (him? her?) — with a chainsaw. How did it go? As if the title of this recap doesn’t answer that question, keep reading!

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Making A Splash | After an enigmatic, 1881-set opening in which a grizzled cowboy rode across the plains to the delightfully named Ratwater (presumably to
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Carice van Houten: ‘I feel like my back is straightening when I become Melisandre’

The Game of Thrones star on playing Nazi film director Leni Riefenstahl, getting into character and male nudity

Actor and singer Carice van Houten was born in the Netherlands in 1976. Acclaimed in her own country, where she has won a number of Golden Calf awards, she attracted international attention with her role in Paul Verhoeven’s 2006 film Black Book. Her English-language films include Valkyrie (2008), Repo Men and Black Death (both 2010). Since 2011, she has portrayed Melisandre in Game of Thrones. Now van Houten stars as Nazi film-maker and propagandist Leni Riefenstahl in a new film, Race, about African American athlete Jesse Owens and his impact on the 1936 Olympics in Berlin.

What kind of research did you do into Leni Riefenstahl?

I watched a lot of her films, footage, read a lot about her. The more I knew about her the more I wished we could make a whole movie about her alone.
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Carice van Houten: ‘I feel like my back is straightening when I become Melisandre’

The Game of Thrones star on playing Nazi film director Leni Riefenstahl, getting into character and male nudity

Actor and singer Carice van Houten was born in the Netherlands in 1976. Acclaimed in her own country, where she has won a number of Golden Calf awards, she attracted international attention with her role in Paul Verhoeven’s 2006 film Black Book. Her English-language films include Valkyrie (2008), Repo Men and Black Death (both 2010). Since 2011, she has portrayed Melisandre in Game of Thrones. Now van Houten stars as Nazi film-maker and propagandist Leni Riefenstahl in a new film, Race, about African American athlete Jesse Owens and his impact on the 1936 Olympics in Berlin.

What kind of research did you do into Leni Riefenstahl?

I watched a lot of her films, footage, read a lot about her. The more I knew about her the more I wished we could make a whole movie about her alone.
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The 20 Best Detective Movies of All Time

From a pop culture perspective, private detectives stand for all that’s memorable about film noir. The indifference, the wittiness, and the moral ambiguity that define each urban knight has since become the stuff of parodied legend. We’re talking about the mediators between the crooks and the cops, the embodiment of back alley grayness that’s so tough to pin down. P.I.’s could cooperate with the law if needed, but they could just as soon do business with the bad guys for the right price. To a certain extent, that is – shamus work has always attracted the ignored and the ethical. The Wild West has mythical men with no name, The Asphalt Jungle has names with investigating licenses attached to them. Instead of a poncho and a ten gallon hat, they’re provided a fedora and trench coat.

The archetype has undergone many faces throughout Hollywood’s history,
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10 Things You Never Knew About Game Of Thrones’ Carice Van Houten

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Melisandre, otherwise known as “The Red Woman” or “The Red Witch” (and several other names by Shireen Baratheon fans that I won’t mention) is one of the most loathed characters on Game of Thrones, but lately fans have had no choice but to put their faith in her as everyone’s favourite, as Jon Snow’s fate lies in her evil little hands.

Back to reality though, Carice van Houten, the actress behind Melisandre, couldn’t be any more likeable. This sexy Dutch actress who’s pushing 40 (unbelievable, right?) is known for a string of roles including Valkyrie, Black Book and Repo Men and has played alongside big shots like Bill Nighy, Jude Law, Eddie Redmayne and Tom Cruise.

Want to know a little more about this little vixen from the Netherlands? Well, you’ve come to the right place.

Some spoilers of the Game of Thrones series will make it on here,
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Paul Thomas Anderson reveals his favourite movies

Paul Thomas Anderson reveals his favourite movies
In late 2014, Paul Thomas Anderson's latest film Inherent Vice - a psychedelic dive into the La of the past- screened at at a special BAFTA preview with the director on hand to take part in a post-film Q&A.

Ably marshalled by film critic Mark Kermode, the discussion touched on the director's Thomas Pynchon adaptation and his collaborations with Joaquin Phoenix and composer Johnny Greenwood. Perhaps most interesting of all, however, was Anderson talking about his all-time favourite movie.

When asked by Kermode to choose, Anderson replied quickly with "The Treasure of Sierra Madre. There's no competition, it's the best," before hesitating to ponder the merits of Alfred Hitchcock's North by Northwest.

"This is the game that's so f**king maddening," he said. "On the drive home you're like, no it's not Treasure of Sierra Madre its North by Northwest, it's Something Wild, it's Repo Men. The lists are so long.
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Book Review: Adventure Time: The Original Cartoon Title Cards

Are you a fan of the superbly fun Adventure Time? Though it’s currently airing its sixth season and a seventh in the works, you might be dreading the unfortunate wait in between, that awful hiatus that feels like an eternity. Worry not, because there is simply nothing better to fill the void in your life than this absolutely stunning art-book, consisting of the lavish masterpieces that precede each episode in the first two seasons of the eccentric and quirky show.

The collection features the works of a multitude of artists who worked on the title cards for each episode across 112 pages, whilst also containing detailed commentaries from each of them that reflect upon the inspirations for each design. On the hard copy, it’s important to note how grand the book itself feels with the Adventure Time logo embossed on the front of an already raised piece of parchment.
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