Right on schedule, Supergirl is filming its season two finale in Vancouver this week and, from the sounds of it, fans won’t be disappointed. It’s already been widely reported that Calista Flockhart, who plays Kara’s former boss Cat Grant, will be appearing in the final two episodes of the season. When the show moved to Vancouver from Los Angeles for its second season, Flockhart wasn’t willing to make the move, so this is the first time fans will be seeing her since she took a leave of absence from her company and left James Olsen in charge. Along with FLockhart, Tyler Hoechlin – who played Superman in the first two episodes of Supergirl season 2 – will be returning for the season finale as well. And, Supergirl has cast genre actor Mark Gibbon as General Zod for the final episodes of the season, too. Here are the latest updates regarding the season finale shoot but, be warned, there may be a few minor spoilers ahead: #Supergirl scene had Rhea and Supergirl having showdown, Chris was on set so Mon El would have had to make a choice #Karamel — Ken (@pursuit23) April 25, 2017 @TheCWSupergirl filming on top of building..
Last week, the stars of Feud – including Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jessica Lange, Susan Sarandon, Jackie Hoffman, and Alfred Molina – attended a special screening of the show’s season finale at Alice Tully Hall in NYC. The show chronicles the infamous feud between Hollywood legends Bette Davis and Joan Crawford. Lange, who played Crawford, said of her role: “Joan was a great mystery. She created ‘Joan Crawford,’ a character she played as a collaboration between her and MGM and she played it for fifty years. What fascinated me about her was not playing the role of Joan Crawford but what was underneath, Lucille LeSueur, a poor, abandoned, unloved, abused, poverty-stricken kid from San Antonio. Finding my way into the role by playing Lucille – then it all made sense to me.” Susan Sarandon, who played Davis, didn’t stay long enough to address the corwd, or see the standing ovation the screening received, because she had to be back in L.A. to film scenes for the upcoming season of Ray Donovan. The show’s creator, Ryan Murphy, has already been teasing two of Feud, which will examine the story of Prince Charles and Princess Diana. “I’m casting now,” he said. “Jessica and Susan..
‘Tramps’ director Adam Leon makes a case for why everyone needs to do time on set as a production assistant.
Adam Leon made only one short before breaking onto the indie scene with his SXSW winning debut feature Gimme the Loot. With a budget around $ 60,000 the writer/director won the «Someone To Watch» award at the Film Independent Spirits and was able to get his film into almost every notable film festival on the market, including a run in the Un Certain Regard competition at Cannes.
How did he pull it off? Hard work and humble beginnings. Leon’s work ethic was noticed on set as a PA and as a result of his efforts, he found collaborators and producers that were eager to invest in his future.
His latest film, Tramps, debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival last summer and was quickly scooped up by Netflix. It follows a young man and woman as they are unwittingly thrown into the middle of a money drop off gone awry. But for Leon, the real challenge came in crafting a genuine romance without leaning on cliche.
Voice from the Stone Review: Emilia Clarke gives a solid performance in this beautifully crafted romantic horror film
If you’re a fan of Roger Corman‘s first few entries in his classic series of ’60s films based on the writings of Edgar Allan Poe, you know that writer Richard Matheson was fond of marrying those opulent tales of dread with Henry James’ influential ghost story The Turn of the Screw. In 1960’s House of Usher, 1961’s Pit and the Pendulum and in the “Morella” segment of 1962’s Tales of Terror, a hero would travel for whatever reason to an impossible Gothic European manor or castle, nestled in the middle of nowhere and soon be swept up in a supernatural psychodrama of some sort. And it was true that — especially in regards to Usher — like in the James tale (and the film version, 1961’s The Innocents), it wasn’t the twists of plot that left viewers spellbound, it was the remarkable way in which Corman and production designer Daniel Haller created an immersive, haunted world, where every creak and whisper hit the nerves like a dagger.
Stuntman and pyro FX artist-turned-director Eric D. Howell’s delicate new ghost story Voice from the Stone (based on the novel by Italian writer Silvio Raffo), similarly mines that Corman/James marriage and ladles on plenty of creamy pulp paperback intrigue, creating a distinctly feminine fright movie that is more in love with baroque architecture, swirling mists, broken statues, intricately-designed costumes and suffocating supernatural mystery than it is jump scares or genre cliches. It’s a beautiful horror movie, truly, one made for patient grown-ups and with every technical element refined and buffed to a high gloss.
Game of Thrones‘ Dragon Queen Emilia Clarke doffs her platinum wig and dials down her amazonian warrior act to play Verena, a gifted teacher and nurse who, like a non-fantastical Mary Poppins, drifts in and out of the lives of a myriad European families, assisting children in need and drawing the previously-fractured units together. And though her young wards are devastated when she checks out to go to her next gig, Verena never takes it personally. She walks away and doesn’t look back. Work is work.
One day she’s summoned to the estate of a widow (Marton Csokas) and his young son in the Tuscany countryside and, as she wades through the dense fog surrounding the home, she immediately feels something is off. So do we, but Peter Simonite’s handsome photography makes every image a masterpiece worthy of framing, so we don’t mind much. Turns out the boy hasn’t uttered a word since the death of his mother and the grieving patriarch is so shell shocked by his loss, he hasn’t had the energy or ability to reach him. But Verena is up for the challenge, gently bonding with the mute boy, day by day. But when first the boy, then Verena, hears harsh whispers coming from behind a stone wall of the house, Verena becomes convinced the dead woman is haunting the house and that somehow she is slowly, surely becoming the mother.
Voice from the Stone is a gorgeous bauble of a chiller, with a sensual, minimalist cello and piano-based score by Michael Wandmacher (Underworld Blood Wars) that aids in building an ambiguous, romantic and melancholy world for the emotionally-troubled characters to inhabit. The cast is just as on point, with Clarke reveling in her role, playing a woman who unlocks both her sexuality and primal maternal instinct in the face of the arcane; and she’s matched by Csokas’ work as the broken husband who becomes smitten by the new woman in his home and Italian genre film legend Lisa Gastoni (War of the Planets) who creeps around the peripheral as the steely, elderly matron who passive aggressively steers Verena more and more to accepting the fact that she’s “becoming” someone else.
Not for horror fans seeking a quick in and out, Voice from the Stone is a slow burning, absorbing and carefully-crafted Gothic gem. With its rich cinematography, bodice-heaving sensuality and grandiose sense of decay, it’s a film admirers of this sort of thing will want to eat, slowly… so slowly, savoring every shivery second.
Voice from the Stone opens in theaters, VOD and Digital HD on April 28th from Momentum Pictures
Check out four new images from Netflix’s House of Cards season five
Today Netflix released four new images from the upcoming House of Cards season five. The show will premiere on the streaming service in its entirety on May 30, 2017. Starring two-time Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey, the fifth season will see Francis (Spacey) run for re-election with his wife, Claire (Robin Wright), by his side. You can check out the images in the slideshow below.
House of Cards season five was written before last year’s Presidential election, so there is unlikely to be specific parallels here. Executive producer Melissa James Gibson spoke to EW about the inevitable comparisons, saying, “Sure, the resonance sometimes feels eerie. But Trump is an outsider who’s trying to blow up the system, and Francis is the opposite.” At the end of season four, Frank was not only launching his Presidential campaign (he was not elected, as you may recall) with his wife, but plotting to declare war on ICO to distract from a certain damaging article.
Based on the BBC miniseries of the same name, House of Cards is executive produced by David Fincher, Joshua Donen, Beau Willimon, Kevin Spacey, Dana Brunetti, John David Coles and Eric Roth. The one-hour drama is produced by Donen/Fincher/Roth and Trigger Street Productions, Inc. in association with Media Rights Capital for Netflix. House of Cards season 5 also stars Michael Kelly, Jayne Atkinson, Neve Campbell, Derek Cecil, Paul Sparks, and Joel Kinnaman.
Are you guys excited to see what’s coming in House of Cards season five? Will the Underwoods win the Presidency? Who are they going to kill off? We want to hear from you. Let us know your thoughts in the comments or tweet us @ComingSoonnet.
The first teaser trailer for Syfy‘s upcoming DC Comics series Krypton, a prequel show set two generations before the planet’s destruction, has arrived online and can be viewed in the player below!
The Krypton serieswill follow Superman’s grandfather — whose House of El was ostracized and shamed — as he fights to redeem his family’s honor and save his beloved world from chaos. The Seg-El name is both a nod to Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel and a reference to John Byrne’s 1980s miniseries, “The World of Krypton.”
Newcomer Cameron Cuffe will play Seg-El, Superman’s grandfather. The cast also includes Georgina Campbell (King Arthur: Legend of the Sword) as Lyta Zod, part of Krypton’s military caste and daughter of General Alura Zod. Seg-El and Lyta Zod are in the midst of a secret, forbidden relationship.
Krypton will be executive produced by David S. Goyer (Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, The Dark Knight trilogy) through his Phantom Four banner. Damian Kindler (Sleepy Hollow) will serve as executive producer/showrunner; Colm McCarthy (She Who Brings Gifts, Peaky Blinders) is set to direct and co-executive produce the pilot. The pilot teleplay and story is written by David S. Goyer & Ian Goldberg (Once Upon a Time, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles). Krypton will be produced by Warner Horizon Television and is based on characters created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, published by DC Comics.
Baselight remains a force in high-end color grading, and with the new free license for students, it’s more accessible than ever.
Producing the best quality software doesn’t always win companies a user base. They also need a large body of skilled users—and a pipeline of new users learning to use your product to bring in as assistants—to have a chance at a market share. As we saw a decade ago with Final Cut 7 taking a huge bite out of Avid because so many students learned it in school, software companies need to ensure that the next wave of filmmakers knows how to use their platform. Blackmagic Da Vinci Resolve offers its software for free, then makes money off licenses for the full software and hardware accessories.
FilmLight will now be offering a free version of Baselight for students, though the company will be taking a much different approach.
David Oyelowo Joins Jacob Estes’ Blumhouse film Only You
Blumhouse is gearing up for its newest film Only You from writer Jacob Estes, who will both write and direct the project. Deadline is reporting that Selma star David Oyelowo has just been cast in the film. Though there is little information about Only You yet, it’s being called a thriller involving time travel.
Jason Blum from Blumhouse will produce Only You. Executive producing are Oyelowo, Couper Samuelson, Jeanette Volturno and Jay Martin. Blumhouse has had major successes in recent days with Get Out, which is the second-highest grossing horror film of all time after 1973’s The Exorcist. M. Night Shyamalan’s Split is another recent success for Blumhouse.
Golden Globe nominee David Oyelowo is known for playing Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Selma and appearing in Nightingale, for which he was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie and a Golden Globe for Best Actor, Lee Daniel’s The Butler, The Queen of Katwe and Jack Reacher. He’s also known for voicing the role of Agent Kallus in the animated series Star Wars Rebels, which was renewed for a fourth and final season, as announced at this weekend’s Star Wars Celebration in Orlando, Florida. Oyelowo received a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama for his role in Selma.
Estes is known for writing and directing the short Summoning, as well as the film Mean Creek, which won two Independent Spirit Awards and a Humanitas Prize. He’s also written The Details, starring Tobey Maguire, Laura Linney, Kerry Washington and Elizabeth Banks. He wrote the screenplay for Paramount Pictures’ Rings.
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Tom Cruise and Russell Crowe face all new destruction in a new clip from The Mummy
Universal Pictures‘ official Twitter page just posted a brand-new clip from their upcoming film The Mummy, starring Tom Cruise (Jerry Maguire, Mission: Impossible), Sofia Boutella (Kingsman: The Secret Service, Star Trek Beyond) and Russell Crowe (A Beautiful Mind, Les Miserables). The clip has all-new footage, including even more destruction caused by unearthing Ahmanet (Boutella). Check it out below.
Thought safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient queen whose destiny was unjustly taken from her, is awakened in our current day, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia and terrors that defy human comprehension.
From the sweeping sands of the Middle East through hidden labyrinths under modern-day London, The Mummy brings a surprising intensity and balance of wonder and thrills in an imaginative new take that ushers in a new world of gods and monsters.
The Mummy cast also includes Annabelle Wallis (upcoming King Arthur, television’s Peaky Blinders), Jake Johnson (Jurassic World) and Courtney B. Vance (TV’s American Crime Story: The People V. O.J. Simpson)…
Coming to theaters on June 9, 2017, The Mummy is directed by Alex Kurtzman, who also produces alongside Chris Morgan (Fast & Furious series, Wanted) and Sean Daniel (The Mummy trilogy, The Best Man series). Jon Spaihts and Christopher McQuarrie wrote the screenplay, and Bobby Cohen executive produces. It’s being planned as the first film in the Universal Monster cinematic universe with plans for The Wolfman,The Invisible Man, Bride of Frankenstein, and Van Helsing all in various stages of development.
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