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Casey Affleck in the cast of Jasmine McGlade's sports drama

It is Collider who reveals that Casey Affleck will be one of the protagonists of Fencer a sports drama in which he will also play the role of producer. The film follows the vicissitudes of a tough and tormented fencing athlete in search of a place for the US national Olympic team.

The film will be written and directed by Jasmine McGlade ex-wife of Damien Chazelle (La La Land) who made her directorial debut with Maria My Love an independent film released in 2011. Fencer will be produced by Affleck through her Sea Change Media together a Whitaker Lader and McGlade

"I have this production company and a really smart woman at my side, always ready to solve every situation." Affleck told the Associated Press. "We are looking for people who can tell untold stories in pop culture, film and mainstream media, storytellers who need a helping hand.

Two years ago, the actor won the Oscar for best actor starring thanks to his beautiful and touching performance in Manchester by the Sea Affleck will star opposite Robert Redford in The Old Man & the Gun, directed by David Lowery who will see the last appearance of Redford after announcing the final goodbye to his career as an actor The Old Man & the Gun will debut in September in American cinemas.

Sony is developing a Christmas horror produced by Platinum Dunes

In the past few hours Deadline has announced the news that Sony has agreed to produce through the house Platinum Dunes the screenplay for a new horror written by Patrick Melton e Marcus Dunstan .

Platinum Dunes recently released the horror boxing A Quiet Place – A Quiet Place directed by John Krasinski and starring Krasinski and his wife Emily Blunt .

The new film for the moment has only been described as "a Christmas movie currently untitled", but some sources have suggested that the script of Melton and Dunstan will follow the atmospheres of Scream and I know what you did . The project was brought to Sony by Aaron Janus executive producer of A Quiet Place .

Melton and Dunstan are known mainly for the screenplays of some films of the franchise of Saw and other projects such as The Collection and The Neighbor . They are currently working on the highly anticipated horror series Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark together with the Oscar winner Guillermo del Toro, who will produce and co-script the project that will be released the year next

A Quiet Place earned $ 331.7 million at the world box office from a budget of only $ 17 million, earning in a very short time the status of a real cultural phenomenon. The film is currently available for the home-video market, and a sequel is already in progress.

the review of the film by Jennifer Yuh Nelson

We know that in the cinema those who arrive second – in proposing any kind of content, visual or narrative – in the eyes of the public will remain forever " younger brother of this " or the " far relative of that ". Darkest Minds not only is not exempt from this problem, but it is even its primary source, that is the novel of the same name from which the film is drawn, to appear incredibly derivative.
Written in 2012 by Alexandra Bracken The Darkest Minds brings together elements of the most famous young modern novels (first of all Hunger Games ), mixed with world of comics, starting with X-Men . The novel to us cinephiles may not even matter (or import relatively), but the problem is that all the narrative cues and all the visual ideas in the film Jennifer Yuh Nelson have already been seen or told before today, both at the cinema and on television, countless times and much better than that.

Dystopia for young people

The funniest thing to do during the film is to find all the sources of inspiration for the screenplay of Alexandra Bracken and Chad Hodge : at a base from Hunger Games with breading of X-Men is added a spray of Divergent and a pinch of Twilight stuffing with a garnish of The Leftovers and dusting with a little bit of Infinity War . The plot is set in the near future, where an illness cancels 98% of people under the age of 18, while the remaining 2% (in practice the same numbers of the HBO series created by Damon Lindelof ) receives special powers: some become simply very intelligent, some develop telekinetic skills (like the Jedi), some strange electrical skills, someone can cast fireballs and someone else discovers that they can control or read the minds of others.
In short, the franchise of X-Men reported at the high school age (which, among other things, already made with the last film of the saga, Apocalypse ).
But back to us: fearing this new situation, the government takes the children with controllable powers and transfers them into brand new labor camps, or shooting the most dangerous ones (the telepaths and the fireballs). All this based on a selection process focused on colors, where the green corresponds to the lowest level of threat, mostly reserved for super-intelligent children, blue at a medium level, those that can manipulate matter, yellow to one major (electricity) and so on.
Our protagonist, Ruby ( Amandla Stenberg ), is in the most dangerous category, that of mental control (orange). It follows that his life is at risk, since the government dangerous children kills them directly, so he decides to hide in the green category, that of the intelligent. The trick works for a while, but then obviously things will get complicated and Ruby, along with other peers, will be forced not only to set himself in the bush, but also to become the symbol of a revolution.

A new film, but already seen

The Stenberg, which alongside Nick Robinson was really adorable in its fragility in We Are All seems to have to express the magnetic personality of a character who assumes strong but instead is often uncertain. In his defense, it must be said that even the director proves to have no clear in mind how to manage the character, hiding his indecision as soon as he can focus on the love story between the protagonist and her boyfriend, Liam ( Harris Dickinson ), but also here the sense of déjà vu is present: in X-Men Rogue was afraid to kiss the Ice Man – or touch anyone else – because he would have risked killing him; same thing Robert Pattinson in Twilight whose vampire nature would be awakened in kissing Kristen Stewart . And, guess what, in Darkest Minds Ruby fears that, touching Liam, he could mess his brain up.
The action sequences and the CGI, present but not very incisive, do not hit the mark. The adults in the supporting cast, as Gwendoline Christie, Mandy Moore and Bradley Whitford are sadly underused. Well instead the costumes: the film manages to stand out in the look, but unfortunately this can not be enough to save a film that simply fails to stand out in a market full of similar productions.

Did Netflix kill the cinema? Perhaps the rooms still have hope

A few days ago David Cronenberg, guest of the Neuchâtel International Fantasy Film Festival 2018 as a member of the international jury, made some statements regarding the future of traditional cinema.
as always, a good starting point for reflection and arise from what is an accurate analysis, daughter of a character that the cinema has lived and built with his hand
Despite this, however, it is good to analyze the other side of the coin, being the current film landscape and, more generally, that of video entertainment, much more complex than it seems.

The numbers of the cinema

Data in hand, as regards the calendar year 2017 (not yet concluded 2018) Italian cinema signals a decline. Attendance decreased compared to 2016 and consequently also collections.
The percentage change was over 10%, a considerable amount. At the same time, however, 2016 had represented a year of considerable growth for Italian cinemas. In short, the market is in clear change and, until it reaches the most consistent results, it is difficult to understand to what extent the negative data is due to the phenomenon of paid streaming (Netflix on all) or from contingent factors such as the tastes of the average user, the service of the halls or the cost of the ticket.
At the same time both the European and American cinema are showing a strong growth between 2016 and 2017, which, considering also the fact that accessibility of online services is undoubtedly superior in many other countries compared to the Bel Paese, contrasts with the general meaning of the "death of the hall."
Summing up we can not but agree with the speech made by the same Cronenberg which was not so much the box office as the "hall" as a center of socio-cultural aggregation, even better as a nerve center of video entertainment.
that the film product par excellence, the film, in its concentrated and homogeneous structure, remains anchored to a "classical" fruition. In this sense it can not be concealed that most of the attempts to move investments and productions on alternative channels have resulted in sensational failures

The Netflix case

Taking as a unique example Netflix, the colossus of subscription streaming has more attempted (and continues to try) to offer film products for use and consumption of private screens. The almost unanimous response of the critics and the public has always been negative – because of mediocre products, with rare exceptions.
There is generally talk of works with cast level, budget not very high but sufficient to bring home the result and well-seasoned insiders. Despite this almost nobody has managed to take flight.
Bright, the fantasy sci-fi movie with Will Smith directed by David Ayer has disappointed many subscribers, thanks to a story that it does not take off and that it can never concentrate on the most interesting ideas. An almost impossible flop, seen both the cast and the director, certainly criticized by some for Suicide Squad but undoubtedly able to churn out big box office hits. The same goes for The Titan title that sees protagonist Sam Worthington and that clamorously patch in the trivial development of interesting ideas.
Even the King of the comic box office Adam Sandler failed to dispel the myth of bad films signed by Netflix, offering, in particular with The Ridiculous 6 and The Do Over an experience that is clearly tired and out of shape , devoid not only of originality but also of the fast-paced and frenetic rhythm of a prime-time entertainment show. The list is long and the result is constant: the film is not a product for everyone.

Obviously, names and budgets are not enough to be able to propose, with the timing and the public of streaming services, the works that need production, marketing and narration completely divorced from the system. The need to convey a deep story, a coherent and sensible development of characters in highly condensed times, against the almost monthly production needs of the Netflix on duty, are probably a still insurmountable rock.
Certainly, it is certain that the film market is changing. The film, however, as an entertainment medium, still continues to follow certain rules and to comply with precise criteria: to maintain these standards, we can not ignore film production and distribution. But how much longer?

Bautista against Disney: "I will work for them if I have to, but it would be sickening"

Guardians star of the Galaxy used Twitter to publicly attack Mickey Mouse House.

A few minutes ago Dave Bautista star of the franchise of Guardians of the Galaxy appeared on Twitter to severely criticize Disney because of the senseless dismissal of James Gunn .

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the producer explains why the project has been shelved

The latest film of the franchise of Friday 13 dates back to 2009, a remake that was co-produced by Brad Fuller . According to what was revealed in the following years, a new sequel was due to go into production in 2017 but the project is over with forgery. Fuller recently explained the reasons for this rather sudden stop.

"There were a couple of things … I think there was concern about the rights, we never received a clear answer from Paramount about why that movie was canceled I think the old administration did not see in the horror genre a fundamental part of what they were doing.Many of these studios want to make films with big stars and I think they have never been passionate about the project. to the New Line ".
A cause could also be the period in which it was initially designed: " At that moment the sequels did not go well, I think of The Ring 3 ".
A question of rights and problems that have blocked the project at the moment.
The franchise of Friday 13 is very rich in chapters after the 1980 film, Friday 13 directed by Sean S. Cunningham and starring Betsy Palmer in the role of Pamela Voorhees and Adrienne King in those of Alice Hardy.
The last remake dates back to 2009, directed by Marcus Nispel and direct sequel to the first film, the twelfth chapter in which Jason is featured.

I'm Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott and Ella Balinska

Apparently, director Elizabeth Banks found her angels. The actress and director had already signed to direct the reboot of Charlie's Angels for Sony in 2015, but the project is only now consolidating.

The news was reported by Variety and it is thanks to the newspaper that we know that Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott and Ella Balinska have been chosen as protagonists. Banks will be the first Bosley woman ever seen so far.

We can not give much news about Charlie's Angels reboot but we certainly know that it will mark Stewart's return to the blockbusters after the last (and disastrous) attempt made in Snow White and the Huntsman where he acted alongside Chris Hemsworth

According to Variety's report, Charlie's Angels reboot will be released in USA on September 27, 2019.

In the old film version of angels: "Cameron Diaz, Drew Berrymore and Lucy Liu are a trio of irresistible and beautiful heroines, capable of any disguise and skilled in martial arts.When a criminal steals powerful computer software putting at risk millions of private data, the Angels enter action: Armies of ingenuity, muscles and futuristic gadgets and with the help of the faithful right-hand man Bosley (Bill Murray), Charlie's Angels are ready to face every n emico, even at the risk of risking their own life. "

in defense of the director an actor of Ant-Man and The Wasp

David Dastmalchian, one of the actors in the Marvel Studios cinefumetto Ant-Man and The Wasp (which we will see in the room on August 14th), spoke in favor of James Gunn .

The shock for the dismissal of James Gunn by Disney did not just astound fans, but also some of the director's colleagues. Among these is an actor, David Dastmalchian who plays the role of Kurt, a friend of Scott Lang, in Ant-Man and The Wasp .

On Instagram the man has posted a statement that sided in favor of James Gunn, here's what he wrote in the caption that accompanies the post, in which you see a photograph with Gunn himself:

"I say this thing by YEARS! James Gunn is one of the most amazing people I've ever met, both professionally and personally There are so many people in our lives that we would never have known had it not been for that amazing talented and good-looking magnet that is James (and his fantastic partner of life, Jennifer Holland) Thank you for making us part of your family, mate. "

Dave Bautista (who plays Drax the Destroyer in the MCU), also sided in favor of James Gunn today, accused of ave r posted 10 years ago of offensive tweets discovered by pro-Trump people, of which the director is a great opponent. We have reported in a recent focus the explanation of what happened and you can find the article by clicking HERE. However, we post a little excerpt:

"Over the years (Gunn), has changed (already in 2012 he had apologized for the things he had written), using the social media to promote their films, support good causes and, since the end of 2016, harshly criticize Donald Trump (not surprisingly, the incriminating tweets were retrieved by well-known supporters of the American president) "

The Wrap semi-confirms the reports and unveils …

The Wrap seems to have semi-confirmed the report of Grace Randolph which debuted in recent hours on the web. Apparently the team of Birds of Prey will be more or less the one unveiled by Randolph. Villain included.

For Grace Randolph the team would consist of the Slayer, Black Canary, Katana, Lady Shiva and, of course, the Harley Quinn of Margot Robbie . The Wrap corrects her and states that the official team will be composed of Quinn, the Slayer and Black Canary. In place of Lady Shiva and Katana, however, the site explains that there will be Montoya and Cassandra Cain.

Renee Montoya is a detective from the police department of Gotham City and is openly lesbian; in the comics it has become The Question but it is not clear if we will see it 'splitting' in the film or not. Cassandra Cain rumored by Randolph as a "comrade", will instead be part of the team: she is a vigilante and is known to be Batgirl . Barbara Gordon / Batgirl will not be in the movie. The villain, confirms The Wrap, will be "a villain of the Batman never appeared on the big screen" and that should be David Cain, father of Cassandra

According to Randolph, in the film Harley Quinn will assume the identity of Oracle, a role that in the comics is by Barbara Gordon.

These reports, for now, have clearly divided into two fans: on the one hand there are those who can not wait to see the adaptation, on the other who is criticizing certain choices (primarily including Harley Quinn in the team and give him the role of Oracle). Which side are you from?

will the shooting of the film on Obi-Wan Kenobi start in 2019?

A recent report by the Belfast Telegraph says that the shooting of the film on Obi-Wan Kenobi could start in April 2019. The news would have even come out of the Game of Thrones spinoff set.

The spinoff series of HBO will start shooting next October and it seems that the rumor has just arrived from that set. If you ever did this film, it seems that the protagonist would be Ewan McGregor already known to most in the same role because played in the prequel films.

The last effort Lucasfilm is Solo: A Star Wars Story. whose synopsis reads:

"Among daring bravado in a dark and dangerous criminal world, Han Solo makes friends with his powerful future co-pilot Ciubecca and meets the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a adventure that will determine the future of one of the most iconic heroes of the Star Wars saga The cast of the film is composed of Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover in the role of Lando Calrissian, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Joonas Suotamo and Paul Bettany Written by Lawrence Kasdan & Jonathan Kasdan Solo: A Star Wars Story is produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur and Simon Emanuel, while Lawrence Kasdan, Jason McGatlin, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are the executive producers. "

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