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Jeff Nichols on making his Alien Nation remake a "reflection of the world"

The original ALIEN NATION film wasn't without its own social commentary as it used the recently arrived Newcomers to touch upon race relations and xenophobia. That little bit of social commentary will continue in the upcoming remake of ALIEN NATION, with director Jeff Nichols calling it a " reflection of the world. " After a recent screening of LOVING, Nichols spoke with...
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11.23.2016
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We Interview Jeff Nichols, Ruth Negga & Joel Edgerton who talk Loving!

There have been two films this year that have been an absolute emotional punch to the gut, and I mean that as a huge compliment. First I was completely in awe of MIDNIGHT SPECIAL, and now, that same filmmaker brings us LOVING. Jeff Nichols latest is one of the best films of the year. It is a beautiful love story about the pure and dedicated bond two people have together in a very...
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11.02.2016
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Review: Loving

LOVING was originally reviewed as part of our TIFF 2016 coverage. PLOT: The true story of Richard ( Joel Edgerton ) and Mildred ( Ruth Negga ) Loving, who fought for over a decade to have their marriage deemed legal in opposition to Virginiaís law prohibiting interracial marriage. REVIEW: Itís a pretty amazing achievement that director Jeff Nichols has released not...
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10.31.2016
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Jeff Nichols says Alien Nation won't be a remake; based on a "bigger idea"

20th Century Fox has been developing a remake of ALIEN NATION for over a year now, but according to Jeff Nichols , who signed on to write and direct the project last month, it won't be a remake at all. Nichols chatted with ScreenCrush recently and said that the upcoming film " doesn’t really have anything to do with the original. " Apparently the only...
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10.24.2016
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Jeff Nichols to write and direct Fox's remake of Alien Nation

I'm suddenly much more interested in the upcoming remake of ALIEN NATION now that Deadline has reported that Jeff Nichols (LOVING) is currently making a deal with 20th Century Fox to write and direct the movie. Previous reports stated that Art Marcum and Matt Holloway , two of the four credited screenwriters on IRON MAN, had started work on the script but it looks like...
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09.09.2016
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Fight for the right to love in the trailer for Jeff Nichols' Loving

LOVING tells the story of an interracial couple, Richard and Mildred Loving (portrayed by Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga ), who married and then spent the next nine years fighting for the right to live as a family in their hometown. Their civil rights case, Loving v. Virginia, went all the way to the Supreme Court, which in 1967 reaffirmed the very foundation of the right to marry...
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07.12.2016
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Top 10 Filmmakers You Should Know

Every year, a new crop of young directing talent breaks out from the independent scene and hits it big. We are all familiar with names like Ava Duvernay, Rian Johnson, Colin Trevorrow, Josh Trank, Ryan Coogler, and J.C. Chandor, but who will be the next big name helming motion pictures we laud and cannot stop talking about? Here is our ranking of the ten directors on the brink of hitting it...
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03.18.2016
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Review: Midnight Special

PLOT : A man and his young son - who possesses special powers - are on the run from those who may seek to take advantage of the boy and his gifts. REVIEW : There is a quiet intensity in the new film from writer/director Jeff Nichols. You could easily simplify it and call it a car chase film, but really, there is so much more. It is a brilliantly executed examination of a father...
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03.15.2016
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Interview: Midnight Special's Michael Shannon, Kirsten Dunst & Joel Edgerton

Not unlike last week's 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE , Jeff Nichols ' MIDNIGHT SPECIAL is a sci-fi movie sure to divide many genre fans. Some will see it as lacking in big, splashy action sequences and/or scares, while others will dig its methodical pace and focus on character over spectacle. It's certainly not your typical studio fare (Warner Bros. will release on March 18th before expanding...
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03.14.2016
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The Good, The Bad & The Badass: Michael Shannon

Last week , we took a look at the career legendary character actor George Kennedy . This week's subject is more contemporary character actor and one of the brightest talents of his generation... Michael Shannon I've been covering films on JoBlo.com for about eight years now. One of the careers I've been most excited to see rise in that time is that...
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03.14.2016
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You have no idea what you're dealing with in new Midnight Special trailer

When Jeff Nichols makes a movie, it immediately has my attention. Following in the strong footsteps of both TAKE SHELTER and MUD, Nichols' latest - MIDNIGHT SPECIAL - tells the story of a young boy with unique powers that could change the world forever and his father who will do everything he can to protect his son. When you have an individual of such mysterious capabilities...
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02.15.2016
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Blinding 1st trailer for Jeff Nichols' Midnight Special with Michael Shannon

Fans of director Jeff Nichols ' previous efforts (TAKE SHELTER & MUD), get ready to be happy. The first trailer for his latest flick, MIDNIGHT SPECIAL, has arrived. Starring Nichols' go-to-guy Michael Shannon as a father on the run to protect his "gifted" son, this one has got a sci-fi/supernatural vibe, mixed with the familial ties that are typically found in...
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11.19.2015
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