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Amazing new trailer for Ready Player One to go along with those character posters

Author: Zehra Phelan

Warner Bros. has revealed seven new character posters for Steven Spielberg’s pop culture odyssey, Ready Player One, featuring Parzival, Art3mis, Aech, Sho, Daito, as well as Sorrento and Anorak.

Related: Ready Player One Trailers

Based on the bestseller from Ernest Cline, Spielberg’s next project stars Tye Sheridan (X-Men: Apocalypse, Mud), Olivia Cooke (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, Bates Motel), Ben Mendelsohn (Rogue One – A Star Wars Story, Bloodline) and T.J. Miller (Deadpool, Silicon Valley), with Simon Pegg (the Star Trek movies, the Mission: Impossible movies) and Oscar winner Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies, Dunkirk) rounding out the cast.

Update: Warner Bros have released a brand spanking new trailer – and it’s the best one yet…

Directed by Spielberg from a screenplay by Zak Penn and Ernest Cline, Ready Player One was produced by Spielberg, Donald De Line, Kristie Macosko Krieger and Dan Farah; with Adam Somner,
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Here Are A Few New Posters For Steven Spielberg’s ‘Ready Player One’

Steven Spielberg’s big-screen imagining of Ernest Cline’s book Ready Player One has been in production for quite some time – in fact, in the middle of post-production, the legendary filmmaker even managed to make (and complete) another movie, the awards-magnet The Post. Well, Spielberg’s sci-fi/ 80’s throwback adventure will be in cinemas in just a couple of weeks, and we’ve scored some new posters from the movie to share with you.

These are character posters featuring Parzival, Art3mis, Aech, Sho, Daito, as well as Sorrento and Anorak, all of whom feature in the upcoming movie.

The film is set in 2045, with the world on the brink of chaos and collapse. But the people have found salvation in the Oasis, an expansive virtual reality universe created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday (Mark Rylance). When Halliday dies, he leaves his immense fortune to the first person
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Mary J. Blige on Channeling Her Past Into ‘Mudbound’: Awards Season Spotlight Profile

“Mudbound” became an early awards season frontrunner following its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, where it sold to Netflix for a whopping $12.5 million in the biggest acquisition of the year. Dee Rees’ sweeping Southern epic tells the story of two families — one white and one black — and their parallel journeys adjusting to life after WWII.

The movie is well on its way to earning a best picture nomination, with Rees in the running for best director, but it’s Mary J. Blige’s performance as Florence that really had critics talking. “My goal was to become a great actress. That was something I always wanted to do,” the R&B legend said in an interview for IndieWire’s Awards Spotlight series. “The way I express myself through music, I want to do that through acting.”

Read More:‘Mudbound’ Director Dee Rees on Mud as an Allegory
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Jessica Chastain Takes Aim at the Patriarchy in ‘Molly’s Game’: Awards Season Spotlight Profile

Jessica Chastain Takes Aim at the Patriarchy in ‘Molly’s Game’: Awards Season Spotlight Profile
An enormous talent onscreen, Jessica Chastain has become a fierce advocate for women’s rights offscreen as well. Whether on her personal Twitter account or as a jury member for the Cannes Film Festival, the actress is steadfast in her commitment to calling out misogyny, sexual misconduct, and the patriarchy. In her latest role, as the titular character in Aaron Sorkin’s “Molly’s Game,” Chastain proves she chooses her projects as carefully as she chooses her words. “Things aren’t working with the status quo, and I think they all need to be challenged and stretched a bit,” Chastain recently told IndieWire in an interview for our Spotlight Awards series. “This game that women have been forced to play just doesn’t work anymore.”

Read More:‘Mudbound’ Director Dee Rees on Mud as an Allegory for Race: Awards Season Spotlight Profile Based on an unbelievable true story, “Molly’s
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Tye Sheridan And Mark Rylance Star In The Fantastic Trailer For Ready Player One

From filmmaker Steven Spielberg comes the science fiction action adventure Ready Player One, based on Ernest Cline’s bestseller of the same name, which has become a worldwide phenomenon.

The film is set in 2045, with the world on the brink of chaos and collapse. But the people have found salvation in the Oasis, an expansive virtual reality universe created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday (Mark Rylance). When Halliday dies, he leaves his immense fortune to the first person to find a digital Easter egg he has hidden somewhere in the Oasis, sparking a contest that grips the entire world. When an unlikely young hero named Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) decides to join the contest, he is hurled into a breakneck, reality-bending treasure hunt through a fantastical universe of mystery, discovery and danger.

As you watch the first trailer, be on the listen for a Back To The Future flourish.
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Enter a Competitive Virtual Reality Universe in the Official Trailer for Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One

  • DailyDead
Virtual reality isn't just an escape f0r Wade Watts, it's a chance for a better real life. Following its infectiously fun trailer debut at San Diego Comic-Con this past summer, the official trailer for Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One (based on the book of the same name by Ernest Cline) has been released by Warner Bros., giving viewers the chance to rock out to Van Halen's "Jump."

"From filmmaker Steven Spielberg comes the science fiction action adventure “Ready Player One,” based on Ernest Cline’s bestseller of the same name, which has become a worldwide phenomenon.

The film is set in 2045, with the world on the brink of chaos and collapse. But the people have found salvation in the Oasis, an expansive virtual reality universe created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday (Mark Rylance). When Halliday dies, he leaves his immense fortune to the first person
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Sundance 2018 Shorts Lineup Includes New Films From Don Hertzfeldt, Dev Patel, Anna Margaret Hollyman, and Many More

Sundance 2018 Shorts Lineup Includes New Films From Don Hertzfeldt, Dev Patel, Anna Margaret Hollyman, and Many More
This year’s Sundance Film Festival will boast an eclectic mix of 66 short films across four sections, including U.S. Narrative, International Narrative, Animated, and Documentary. This year’s slate includes new offerings from filmmakers like Don Hertzfeld, who is bringing the followup to his previous Sundance effort, “World of Tomorrow,” to the annual festival, plus names like Marshall Curry, Diane Obomsawin, and Marc Johnson. Talents best known for their on-screen skills, like Dev Patel and Anna Margaret Hollyman, will also be bringing directorial efforts to the festival.

After debuting at Sundance, select short films will be presented as a traveling program at 75 theaters in the U.S. and Canada, and short films and filmmakers take part in regional Master Classes geared towards supporting emerging shorts-makers in several cities. The Short Film program is presented by YouTube.

Read More:Sundance 2018 Programming Breakdown: Big Buys, Actor-Directors, and Hot-Button Issues

Mike Plante, Senior
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Michael Shannon Narrates Sam Shepard’s Final Audiobook, ‘Spy of the First Person’ — Listen

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Michael Shannon Narrates Sam Shepard’s Final Audiobook, ‘Spy of the First Person’ — Listen
Michael Shannon has honored his late co-star, Sam Shepard, by recording the audiobook to Shepard’s final work of fiction. On December 5, Knopf Doubleday will release “Spy of the First Person,” the story of a nearly-immobilized man who looks back on his life while undergoing medical testing.

Shepard died of Als complications in July at age 73, leaving behind a legacy that includes more than 60 film roles and 55 penned plays. “Buried Child” won him the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1979; five years later, Shepard earned a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination for “The Right Stuff.”

Read More: Sam Shepard, Rip: 5 Essential Performances That Illustrate His Genius

Shannon, himself a two-time Oscar nominee in that category, appeared with Shepard in films such as “Mud” and “Midnight Special.” In addition, the “Shape of Water” actor performed as several Shepard-created characters onstage. This year alone, Shannon participated in a June reading of “Curse of the Starving Class
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Win Passes To The Advance Screening Of Last Flag Flying In St. Louis

Opening Wednesday, November 22nd is Last Flag Flying.

In 2003, 30 years after they served together in the Vietnam War, former Navy Corps medic Larry “Doc” Shepherd (Steve Carell) re-unites with Former Marines Sal Nealon (Bryan Cranston) and Reverend Richard Mueller (Laurence Fishburne) on a different type of mission: to bury Doc’s son, a young Marine killed in the Iraq War. Doc decides to forgo burial at Arlington Cemetery and, with the help of his old buddies, takes the casket on a bittersweet trip up the East Coast to his home in suburban New Hampshire. Along the way, Doc, Sal and Mueller reminisce and come to terms with shared memories of the war that continues to shape their lives.

A thoughtful and moving road movie from Oscar®-nominated director Richard Linklater (Boyhood, 2014), Last Flag Flying brims with humor, melancholy and regret as it examines the lasting effect of choices made in the crucible of war.
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Steven Spielberg Has Finally Finished ‘The Post’

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Steven Spielberg Has Finally Finished ‘The Post’
At Monday’s post-screening Soho House Academy reception for filmmaker Rebecca Miller’s long-in-the-works HBO documentary about her father, “Arthur Miller: Writer,” was family friend Steven Spielberg, whose foundation provided bridge financing for this intimate family portrait of the “Death of a Salesman” playwright who was once married to Marilyn Monroe.

Read More:‘Spielberg’: The 9 Most Surprising Things You’ll Learn About the Filmmaker in HBO’s Documentary

Spielberg told me he had just locked final cut of his anticipated Watergate era drama “The Post” (Twentieth Century Fox, December 22), which stars Meryl Streep as Washington Post owner Katharine Graham and Tom Hanks as editor Ben Bradlee. Spielberg will complete the final sound mix with John Williams’ score next Monday. Fox will book late November screenings to meet critics’ group deadlines.

Spielberg is also working closely with Ilm on the massive number of visual effects for his next epic, ’80s-inflected “Ready Player One” (Warner Bros.,
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Steven Spielberg Has Finally Finished ‘The Post’

Steven Spielberg Has Finally Finished ‘The Post’
At Monday’s post-screening Soho House Academy reception for filmmaker Rebecca Miller’s long-in-the-works HBO documentary about her father, “Arthur Miller: Writer,” was family friend Steven Spielberg, whose foundation provided bridge financing for this intimate family portrait of the “Death of a Salesman” playwright who was once married to Marilyn Monroe.

Read More:‘Spielberg’: The 9 Most Surprising Things You’ll Learn About the Filmmaker in HBO’s Documentary

Spielberg told me he had just locked final cut of his anticipated Watergate era drama “The Post” (Twentieth Century Fox, December 22), which stars Meryl Streep as Washington Post owner Katharine Graham and Tom Hanks as editor Ben Bradlee. Spielberg will complete the final sound mix with John Williams’ score next Monday. Fox will book late November screenings to meet critics’ group deadlines.

Spielberg is also working closely with Ilm on the massive number of visual effects for his next epic, ’80s-inflected “Ready Player One” (Warner Bros.,
See full article at Thompson on Hollywood »

Adam Driver, David Lowery, and Jeff Nichols Debate Indies, Studio Movies, Netflix, and Legacies

Adam Driver, David Lowery, and Jeff Nichols Debate Indies, Studio Movies, Netflix, and Legacies
Last weekend in Little Rock, Arkansas, Jeff Nichols launched Premiere, the first event of his newly minted Arkansas Cinema Society. The writer-director of “Loving,” “Mud,” and “Midnight Special” screened a selection of smart movies, including Jim Jarmusch’s “Paterson” and J.J. Abrams’ “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” hosted by star Adam Driver, whose family spent summers in Arkansas. Austin-based David Lowery brought “Pete’s Dragon” and “A Ghost Story” and producer Noah Stahl came with current release “Patti Cake$.”

I interviewed Driver, Lowery, and Nichols about how they define creative independence as they balance high- and low-budget movies. (It has been edited for length and clarity.)

Working with the studios

Jeff Nichols: I’m smack dab in the middle of the first draft of “Alien Nation” for Fox, trying to balance sensibilities. When you set out to work on something with a big price tag on it in terms of production cost,
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Adam Driver, David Lowery, and Jeff Nichols Debate Indies, Studio Movies, Netflix, and Legacies

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Adam Driver, David Lowery, and Jeff Nichols Debate Indies, Studio Movies, Netflix, and Legacies
Last weekend in Little Rock, Arkansas, Jeff Nichols launched Premiere, the first event of his newly minted Arkansas Cinema Society. The writer-director of “Loving,” “Mud,” and “Midnight Special” screened a selection of smart movies, including Jim Jarmusch’s “Paterson” and J.J. Abrams’ “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” hosted by star Adam Driver, whose family spent summers in Arkansas. Austin-based David Lowery brought “Pete’s Dragon” and “A Ghost Story” and producer Noah Stahl came with current release “Patti Cake$.”

I interviewed Driver, Lowery, and Nichols about how they define creative independence as they balance high- and low-budget movies. (It has been edited for length and clarity.)

Working with the studios

Jeff Nichols: I’m smack dab in the middle of the first draft of “Alien Nation” for Fox, trying to balance sensibilities. When you set out to work on something with a big price tag on it in terms of production cost,
See full article at Indiewire »

The Good, The Bad & The Badass: Sam Shepard

  • JoBlo
Sam Shepard Sam Shepard’s death was a major blow. His struggle with Als was fought outside the public eye, and most of his fans never knew he was sick. In fact, Shepard’s career seemed to be going better than ever, thanks to a fruitful series of collaborations with Jeff Nichols (including Mud and Midnight Special). It’s a shame as Shepard was one of those guys everyone loved,... Read More...
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Film Feature: HollywoodChicago.com Remembers Sam Shepard

Chicago – He was a true renaissance man, but his unassuming persona would conceal that lofty designation. Sam Shepard was a playwright, actor, author, screenwriter and director of countless important stage and screen works. Shepard died on July 27th, 2017, of complications due to Lou Gehrig’s Disease (Als). He was 73.

Sam Shepard, American Storyteller

Photo credit: File Photo

He was born Samuel Shepard Rogers III in Fort Sheridan, Illinois, and graduated high school in California. After a brief stint in college, he started his career in a traveling theater repertory company. After landing in New York City, he dropped the Rogers from his name and began to work Off Broadway. He won six Obie Awards for his stage writing, and began his screen career by penning “Me and My Brother” (1968) and “Zabriskie Point” (1970). His had a love connection with rocker Patti Smith, which led to the collaborative play “Cowboy Mouth” (1971). He
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Jeff Nichols Launches ‘Premiere,’ 3-Day Film Event in Little Rock, with Adam Driver and David Lowery — Exclusive

Jeff Nichols Launches ‘Premiere,’ 3-Day Film Event in Little Rock, with Adam Driver and David Lowery — Exclusive
Inspired by Richard Linklater’s work for the last 32 years with the Austin Film Society, writer-director Jeff Nichols (“Loving,” “Midnight Special”) is launching a similar nonprofit cinephile organization, the Arkansas Cinema Society (Acs), with an inaugural event (August 24-26) called “Premiere.”

Director David Lowery (“A Ghost Story,” “Pete’s Dragon”) and actor Adam Driver (“Girls,” “Paterson,” “The Force Awakens”) will travel to Little Rock and screen their films followed by Q&As with Nichols at the Ron Robinson Theater in the Little Rock River Market.

“Premiere” will kick off on Thursday, August 24 with a screening of the Sundance rap musical hit “Patti Cake$,” followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers and Nichols. On Friday, August 25, Acs will host an afternoon showing of Jim Jarmusch’s 2016 Cannes drama “Paterson,” starring Driver as an aspiring poet and bus driver. Friday evening, Acs will screen “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” in which Driver Plays villain Kylo Ren.
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Jeff Nichols Launches ‘Premiere,’ 3-Day Film Event in Little Rock, with Adam Driver and David Lowery — Exclusive

Jeff Nichols Launches ‘Premiere,’ 3-Day Film Event in Little Rock, with Adam Driver and David Lowery — Exclusive
Inspired by Richard Linklater’s work for the last 32 years with the Austin Film Society, writer-director Jeff Nichols (“Loving,” “Midnight Special”) is launching a similar nonprofit cinephile organization, the Arkansas Cinema Society (Acs), with an inaugural event (August 24-26) called “Premiere.”

Director David Lowery (“A Ghost Story,” “Pete’s Dragon”) and actor Adam Driver (“Girls,” “Paterson,” “The Force Awakens”) will travel to Little Rock and screen their films followed by Q&As with Nichols at the Ron Robinson Theater in the Little Rock River Market.

“Premiere” will kick off on Thursday, August 24 with a screening of the Sundance rap musical hit “Patti Cake$,” followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers and Nichols. On Friday, August 25, Acs will host an afternoon showing of Jim Jarmusch’s 2016 Cannes drama “Paterson,” starring Driver as an aspiring poet and bus driver. Friday evening, Acs will screen “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” in which Driver Plays villain Kylo Ren. Both films will be followed by a conversation between Nichols and Driver.

Read More‘Loving’ Director Jeff Nichols Launches Arkansas Cinema Society, With a Festival in 2018 — Exclusive

On Saturday, August 26, writer and director David Lowery will close out the event with a screening of his 2016 Disney remake of the 1970s musical “Pete’s Dragon,” as well as his latest drama, Sundance breakout “A Ghost Story,” starring Casey Affleck as a ghost haunting the home of his widow, followed by conversations with Nichols.

The Acs is looking to renovate a theater in Little Rock; longer term, Nichols wants to send programs to enlightened theaters around the state and create a grant program to help upgrade needy cinemas. “It’s a shame ‘Moonlight’ can’t be seen in southeast Arkansas, which has a massive African-American population,” said Nichols. “Come on! Let’s get these films to the further reaches of the state.”

Nichols is also impressed with Afs’s Texas filmmaker production fund, which gives rising filmmakers grants that help them cover costs while taking their films to festivals. He vividly recalls being put up in fancy hotels while taking “Shotgun Stories” and “Take Shelter” at festivals where he couldn’t afford to buy a meal.

Nichols recently taught a course with Matthew McConaughey on “Mud” at the University of Texas, and was inducted into the Texas Film Hall of Fame last March. Next up: he’s writing his first studio movie from scratch, “Alien Nation.”

McKibbon Hospitality, which manages five hotels in Arkansas, is presenting sponsor of “Premiere.”

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Sam Shepard’s Quiet Battle with Als: ‘He Didn’t Want to Waste Time Talking About That,' Says Mud Director Jeff Nichols

Sam Shepard’s Quiet Battle with Als: ‘He Didn’t Want to Waste Time Talking About That,' Says Mud Director Jeff Nichols
The last place Jeff Nichols remembers hanging out with Sam Shepard could have been ripped from the pages of one of the late actor’s short stories: a run-down roadside BBQ joint somewhere in Austin, Texas.

“Sam didn’t like flying,” Nichols, who directed Shepard in 2013’s Mud and 2016’s Midnight Special, told People. “So one time when he was driving through Texas, we met up at this BBQ place in Austin. He wanted to talk to me about his writing because he was working on something new. So here I am sitting in this booth eating some pretty mediocre brisket,
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Watch Matthew McConaughey React To Hearing The News Of Sam Shepard's Passing For The First Time

It's rare we as fans get to see celebrities show true emotion reacting to the death of a friend or loved one without some professional statement or something preceding it, so this is neat in addition to being sad to watch. Matthew McConaughey finds out mid-interview that Sam Shepard passed away and the result is a genuine response that even one of the best actors out there can't fake off the cuff. 

Check out his reaction below and what he had to say about working with Shepard on Mud
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