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Here’s The Final Trailer For Netflix’s Big-Budget Will Smith Movie ‘Bright’

Netflix has dropped the final trailer for their $100 million winter movie Bright. The film will arrive on the home formats from next Friday with Will Smith and Joel Edgerton leading the cast. David Ayer (Suicide Squad) directs.

Set in an alternate present-day where humans, orcs, elves, and fairies have been co-existing since the beginning of time. Bright is genre-bending action movie that follows two cops from very different backgrounds. Ward (Will Smith) and Jakoby (Joel Edgerton), embark on a routine patrol night and encounter a darkness that will ultimately alter the future and their world as they know it.

Bright is available only on Netflix this December. Bright is directed by David Ayer (Training Day, End of Watch, Suicide Squad) stars Will Smith (Men in Black), Joel Edgerton (The Great Gatsby), Noomi Rapace (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Lucy Fry (11.22.63), Edgar Ramirez (Hands of Stone, Zero Dark Thirty), Margaret Cho
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Watch the New Trailer for David Ayer’s Magical Buddy Cop Movie Bright

One is human, the other is an orc, but at the end of the day, the two police officers in David Ayer's new movie Bright work together to stop the mystical world of crime, as evidenced in the magical third trailer.

"Humans, Orcs, Elves... everybody is just trying to get along. Get ready for the world of Bright, a new Netflix Original Film, starring Will Smith and Joel Edgerton. Coming to Netflix December 22nd.

Set in an alternate present-day where humans, orcs, elves, and fairies have been co-existing since the beginning of time. Bright is genre-bending action movie that follows two cops from very different backgrounds. Ward (Will Smith) and Jakoby (Joel Edgerton), embark on a routine patrol night and encounter a darkness that will ultimately alter the future and their world as they know it.

Bright is available only on Netflix this December. Bright is directed by David Ayer (Training Day,
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Quote of the Day: Jessica Chastain Reflects on the Price of Speaking Out

Chastain in “Molly’s Game”

“To be honest, I’m mainly surprised about my nomination,” Jessica Chastain told The New York Times regarding her recently announced Golden Globe nod for “Molly’s Game.” The actor took home a Globe in 2013 for “Zero Dark Thirty” and is a two-time Oscar nominee. She wasn’t doubting the worthiness of the performance in her latest film — she was just being realistic about the potential cost of consistently using her platform to loudly and proudly support women and tackle misogyny.

“As an actor, I have a lot of fear, thinking that if I speak my mind, or something that feels like it deviates from the norm as a woman, am I going to be made to disappear in my industry?” Chastain explained. “When the article came out about [Harvey] Weinstein, I immediately started tweeting. I’ve got a good group of girlfriends on WhatsApp, and I said,
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Jessica Chastain to Receive Chairman’s Award at Palm Springs Film Fest

Chastain in “Molly’s Game”

Two-time Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain is adding another honor to her stacked CV. The Cinemacon Female Star of the Year has been named as the 2018 recipient of the Chairman’s Award at the upcoming Palm Springs International Film Festival (Psiff), a press release has announced.

Past recipients of the Chairman’s Award include Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, and Amy Adams. Clearly a favorite at the fest, Chastain received the Psiff Spotlight Award in 2012.

Chastain-starrer “Molly’s Game” doesn’t hit theaters until December 25, but the biopic is already inspiring plenty of awards chatter. An adaptation of Molly Bloom’s memoir, the film centers on a former Olympic-class skier who transforms a gig as an assistant into running a multi-million dollar poker business involving Hollywood celebs and corporate titans. When she’s arrested in the middle of the night by over a dozen FBI agents, Molly
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The Power and Timeliness of Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal’s ‘Detroit’

The following content has been sponsored by Annapurna Pictures. “Detroit,” the latest triumph from the award-winning team of director Kathryn Bigelow and writer Mark Boal, is a story about both 1967 and 2017. Aided by a skilled ensemble cast, the film dramatizes with vivid and visceral precision the horrors of a particular summer night in Detroit, Michigan, striking at the heart of injustices still urgently relevant to the U.S. today. As they did with “The Hurt Locker” and “Zero Dark Thirty,” Bigelow and Boal bring their cinematically intense focus to recent American history, creating a moviegoing experience resembling both drama and documentary. Nominated for four NAACP Awards including Best Film, “Detroit” features a fiercely committed cast of standout performers: John Boyega, Will Poulter, Algee Smith, Anthony Mackie, Jacob Latimore, Hannah Murray, John Krasinski, and more. The cast has been honored with the Actors Fund Community Service Award, recognizing their cohesive ensemble
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Watch Neill Blomkamp’s Adam: Episode 3

Back in October, Neill Blomkamp and Oats Studios released Adam: The Mirror, a follow-up to the 2016 short Adam, created and rendered in real-time 3D using the Unity 2017 engine. And if that left you keen for more, you’re in luck as we now have Adam: Episode 3, which continues to explore the world where human prisoners have had their consciousness transferred into the bodies of mechanical cyborgs. Watch it here…

“I have had the privilege of leading VFX on blockbusters like Fast and Furious 6 as well as story-driven sagas such as Zero Dark Thirty. In my years, I’ve never had a more powerful and instantly responsive toolkit than Unity,” said Chris Harvey, VFX Supervisor, Oats Studios. “Working in real-time in Unity 2017 gives the team the flexibility to make important creative changes without having to suffer the consequences of reshoots, saving us time and money.”

“More and more of
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Kathryn Bigelow Salutes Her Below-the-Line Colleagues on ‘Detroit’

Kathryn Bigelow Salutes Her Below-the-Line Colleagues on ‘Detroit’
Annapurna’s “Detroit” is being re-released in theaters today, Dec. 1, and awards screeners were recently sent out. The film was written by Mark Boal and directed by Kathryn Bigelow, their third collaboration after “Hurt Locker” (in which both won Oscars, with the film named best picture) and “Zero Dark Thirty.” In an email to Variety, Bigelow cited the work of her below-the-line colleagues on “Detroit,” set during the 1967 uprising.

Production designer Jeremy Hindle

Jeremy Hindle is a master craftsman. Sifting through hundreds of photographs from the time period, Jeremy can identify the handful of frames necessary to create an entire three-dimensional universe in which the story may live, and out of a single image he creates a color palette which will influence and guide all aspects of the film, from photography to sets to wardrobe. Jeremy not only provides a visual landscape, but he burrows far beneath the surface, meeting with people from the period, discovering the narrative
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‘Detroit’ Editors William Goldenberg & Harry Yoon On Three-Camera Cuts & “The Magic Of Kathryn Bigelow”

‘Detroit’ Editors William Goldenberg & Harry Yoon On Three-Camera Cuts & “The Magic Of Kathryn Bigelow”
Speaking to editors on the awards circuit, the name that comes up over and over again is William Goldenberg. An Oscar winner for Argo and a five-time nominee, Goldenberg has collaborated recently with the likes of Kathryn Bigelow and Angelina Jolie, working with the former most recently on Detroit, alongside Harry Yoon. Fortuitously rising from assistant visual effects editor to visual effects editor on Zero Dark Thirty, Yoon is experiencing his breakthrough year, coming…
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Perspective Look At The 12 Strong Movie – Chris Hemsworth And Michael Shannon Star

By Marc Butterfield (Analyst, freelance writer, veteran)

Until 1979, most of the modern world had never heard of Afghanistan as little more than a spot on a globe in the library. In that year, the Soviet Union sent special forces commandos in to raid the royal residence and kill the occupants, installing a puppet government. From that point forward, as a people and a place, they have rarely been Out of the news. To the British empire, Afghanistan was well known, but as Americans, we were ignorant of it. In fact, almost any country that has every tried to tame the Afghan territory has failed, and almost always after long, expensive, bloody campaigns. The lesson of futility was learned time and again.

Then, because of the Taliban, a product of soviet invasion and American intervention, acting as hosts of Al Qaeda, Afghanistan once again was put on the radar of the American people.
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“Lady Bird’s” Greta Gerwig Named Best Director by National Board of Review

Lady Bird

Greta Gerwig’s solo directorial debut is moving full steam ahead into awards season. The National Board of Review (Nbr) has named Gerwig Best Director for “Lady Bird,” Deadline reports. A woman hasn’t received the honor since 2012 when Kathryn Bigelow won for “Zero Dark Thirty.”

The acclaimed coming-of-age dramedy follows ChristineLady Bird” McPherson (Saoirse Ronan), a Sacramento-based teen who’s desperate to attend college in New York City. Laurie Metcalf (“Getting On”) co-stars as her mother. Nbr named Metcalf Best Supporting Actress. Both she and Ronan are considered frontrunners in the Oscar race. Meryl Streep won Best Actress honors from Nbr for portraying the first female publisher of a major American newspaper in “The Post.”

Lady Bird” — which just made history as the best-reviewed film ever on Rotten Tomatoes — was among Nbr’s Top 10 Movies. It’s the only woman-directed film to make the cut. “Loving Vincent,
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Film News Roundup: Jennifer Ehle, Emory Cohen Join Naomi Watts’ Thriller ‘Wolf Hour’

Film News Roundup: Jennifer Ehle, Emory Cohen Join Naomi Watts’ Thriller ‘Wolf Hour’
In today’s film news roundup, Jennifer Ehle joins “The Wolf Hour,” Sherilyn Fenn is starring in “For Entertainment Purposes Only,” and Gary Oldman is honored by union hair stylists and makeup artists.

Castings

Jennifer Ehle, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Emory Cohen, Brennan Brown and Jeremy Bobb have joined Naomi Watts in the psychological thriller “The Wolf Hour.”

The movie began shooting on Nov. 27 in New York with Alistair Banks Griffin directing from his own script. The project is supported by the Sundance Institute Feature Film Program.

Griffin’s first feature film “Two Gates of Sleep” screened in Director’s Fortnight at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival and competed for the Camera D’Or.

Brian Kavanaugh-Jones and Bailey Conway Anglewicz from Automatik will produce the film along with Bradley Pilz, who will fully finance and produce under his newly formed Bradley Pilz Productions. HanWay Films is overseeing international sales and distribution with CAA handling the domestic rights.

Watts portrays
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National Board of Review 2017 Winners: ‘The Post’ Named Best Film, Greta Gerwig is Best Director

National Board of Review 2017 Winners: ‘The Post’ Named Best Film, Greta Gerwig is Best Director
The National Board of Review (Nbr) has made their selections for the best films and performances of 2017. “The Post” has taken top honors, winning the Best Film prize, while Laurie Metcalf, Willem Dafoe, Tom Hanks, and Meryl Streep all received acting honors. Greta Gerwig earned the Best Director prize.

The Nbr is often one of the first organizations to announce their end-of-the-year selections, followed closely by the New York Film Critics Circle (which makes its announcement on November 30). Awards season officially kicked off with the Gotham Awards on November 27, where “Get Out” earned three awards and “Call Me By Your Name” won Best Feature.

Read More:Gotham Awards 2017: Complete Winners List

While the Nbr awards are considered a forerunner to predicting Oscar nominations, the organization’s prizes don’t always line up with the Academy’s final choices. The Nbr Best Film prize has gone to Best Picture nominees like “Manchester By the Sea,
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Jennifer Ehle, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Emory Cohen Join Naomi Watts In ‘The Wolf Hour’

Jennifer Ehle, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Emory Cohen Join Naomi Watts In ‘The Wolf Hour’
Exclusive: Jennifer Ehle (Zero Dark Thirty), Kelvin Harrison Jr. (Mudbound), Emory Cohen (War Machine) Brennan Brown (Focus), and Jeremy Bobb (Going in Style) round out the cast of the Alistair Banks Griffin-directed psychological thriller, The Wolf Hour, starring Naomi Watts as June Leigh (Watts), a cultural icon and activist during the 1960s, now fallen from grace and a shell of her former self. It's the notorious "Summer of Sam" and June only has to look out of her…
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Winner of the Gotham Jury Award for Ensemble Performance, ‘Mudbound’ Has the Best Ensemble of the Year

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Winner of the Gotham Jury Award for Ensemble Performance, ‘Mudbound’ Has the Best Ensemble of the Year
Set in rural Mississippi during World War II, “Mudbound” focuses on two families—one white (the McAllans), and one black (the Jacksons)—who navigate life on a small farm and realize that not all battles ended with the war. Based on Hillary Jordan’s 2008 best-selling novel of the same name, the film, co-written by Virgil Williams and Dee Rees, progresses through different characters’ perspectives, giving the audience a chance to experience an intimate story about race, friendship, power and love. The film is anchored by a cast that includes Academy Award nominee Carey Mulligan and music legend Mary J. Blige like you’ve never seen her before. The stellar ensemble also features Jason Clarke, Jason Mitchell, Rob Morgan, Jonathan Banks and Garrett Hedlund.

Blige, a nine-time Grammy Award-winning R&B singer, disappears into her role as Florence, the matriarch of the Jackson family, who is fighting to ensure a safe future for her children.
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Jennifer Lawrence, Emma Stone, Jessica Chastain, & More Talk Equal Pay and Abuse in THR Roundtable

Lawrence: THR

“I hope the entertainment industry will never be the same,” Jessica Chastain responded when asked about the current watershed moment in Hollywood during a roundtable hosted by The Hollywood Reporter. New reports about harassment and abuse are emerging on a daily basis. But as the two-time Oscar nominee pointed out, there’s an extensive “history of abuse against women in our industry, and it’s never been addressed.” She explained, “I’m devastated by all the stories that have come out because it’s heartbreaking, but at the same time I feel hopeful because we’re not ignoring it anymore.”

Chastain (“Molly’s Game”) and the other actresses assembled — Jennifer Lawrence (“mother!”), Emma Stone (“Battle of the Sexes”), Saoirse Ronan (“Lady Bird”), Mary J. Blige (“Mudbound”), and Allison Janney (“I, Tonya”) — certainly didn’t ignore the evolving climate during the candid conversation, which touched on everything from equal
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Jessica Chastain Says She’s Working to ‘Break Free of Stereotypes’ ‘Created’ by Hollywood

Jessica Chastain Says She’s Working to ‘Break Free of Stereotypes’ ‘Created’ by Hollywood
Jessica Chastain will not be playing a damsel in distress anytime soon.

The Zookeeper’s Wife star, 40, says she is passing on stereotypically female movie roles in an effort to combat old school Hollywood conventions.

“I am not one to go for traditional female roles, because I don’t think traditionally female characters are very interesting, and I don’t think they represent real life,” the actress tells Town & Country in their Dec./Jan. issue.

“I’m working hard to break free of stereotypes that the film industry has created and nurtured around women,” she adds.

In addition to choosing her roles carefully,
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Film News Roundup: San Francisco Film Society Honors Kate Winslet, Kathryn Bigelow, ‘Big Sick’ Writers

Film News Roundup: San Francisco Film Society Honors Kate Winslet, Kathryn Bigelow, ‘Big Sick’ Writers
In today’s film news roundup, Kate Winslet and Kathryn Bigelow are set for a San Francisco honor, Sarah Gadon is receiving an award at AFI Fest, and Freestyle buys “The Banksy Job.”

Awards

The San Francisco Film Society is honoring Kate Winslet, Kathryn Bigelow, and the screenwriting team of Kumail Nanjiani and Emily Gordon at its Dec. 5 awards show.

The 60th anniversary edition of the dinner and awards presentation has been newly positioned to take place in the fall after decades as part of April’s San Francisco International Film Festival. The event will take place at San Francisco’s Palace of Fine Arts Exhibition Center.

Bigelow will receive the Irving M. Levin Award for Film Direction; Winslet will receive the Peter J. Owens Award for Acting; and Gordon and Nanjiani, who teamed on “The Big Sick” screenplay, will receive the Kanbar Award for Storytelling.

“We are thrilled that Awards Night’s move to December has inspired
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Best Films About Veterans’ Return Home

Best Films About Veterans’ Return Home
Hollywood loves war movies. Many great films depict people during combat, in various wars: Wwi (“Paths of Glory”), WWII (“Hacksaw Ridge,” “Saving Private Ryan”), Korea (“Mash”), Vietnam (“Platoon,” “Deer Hunter,” “Full Metal Jacket”), and the Middle East (“The Hurt Locker,” “Zero Dark Thirty,” “Lone Survivor”). There are also Pow movies, including “Stalag 17,” “Bridge on the River Kwai” and “The Great Escape.” But it’s much rarer to find films that depict a person’s return to civilian life. So here are some American movies, all English-language that depict that situation. Some of these films do indeed depict scenes in battle, but the crux of the movie is the return home.

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New poster for Netflix cops & monsters movie ‘Bright’

Netflix original film Bright comes from director David Ayer (Training Day, End of Watch, Suicide Squad), and stars Will Smith (Men in Black), Joel Edgerton (The Great Gatsby), Noomi Rapace (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Lucy Fry (11.22.63), Edgar Ramirez (Hands of Stone, Zero Dark Thirty), Margaret Cho (Drop Dead Diva), Ike Barinholtz (Suicide Squad), Jay Hernandez, Andrea Navedo, Veronica Ngo, Alex Meraz, Brad William Henke, Dawn Olivieri, and Kenneth Choi.

Set in an alternate present-day, this action-thriller directed by David Ayer (Suicide Squad, End of Watch, writer of Training Day) follows two cops from very different backgrounds. Ward, a human (Will Smith), and Jakoby, an orc (Joel Edgerton), embark on a routine night patrol that will alter the future of their world as they know it. Battling both their own personal differences as well as an onslaught of enemies, they must work together to protect a deadly, thought-to-be-forgotten relic,
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‘Detroit’ Re-Release Trailer Makes an Oscar Push

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‘Detroit’ Re-Release Trailer Makes an Oscar Push
Detroit was Kathryn Bigelow‘s first feature film since 2012’s acclaimed Zero Dark Thirty, but the harrowing historical drama didn’t seem to have nearly as big an impact as Annapurna Pictures had hoped. The film garnered middling box office and mixed reviews and seemed to have faded from everyone’s memory after it left theaters. Now, sensing that this year’s […]

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