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The Shallows director to take on movie about Waco standoff

During this age of tightly-wound tensions between civilians and law enforcement more and more films are coming out depicting times when it seemed those who are there to protect us are actually doing more harm than good. One of those cases was in the famous Waco, Texas incident, a national tragedy that swept the headlines, and will now be turned into a feature-length movie. Deadline...
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06.07.2017
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Jessica Chastain on how Tom Cruise is to thank for Zero Dark Thirty

Tom Cruise has made a career out of being an overall mega human by hanging off the side of planes, running along the world’s tallest building, sliding across living room floors and teaching us how to love in JERRY MAGUIRE…and everything else. But according to Jessica Chastain the man is a real-life hero as well, and it's thanks to him that she was able to do one of...
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04.03.2017
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Zero Dark Thirty writer planning drama series around 2016 election

The 2016 presidential election is over and done, but emotions have flooded over into 2017 and continue to rush like a river even as I write this sentence. No matter your stance it was quite the experience watching it all play out, and even though it was all that dominated the news cycle for a year and some change there’s no doubt it could make a great TV drama. Screenwriter Mark...
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02.15.2017
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Tom Hardy, Channing Tatum eyed for thriller from Zero Dark Thirty scribe

Not often, in this line of work, do I hear some casting news, followed by the name of the screenwriter, then finally read the directors name and then shout "YES!" in my head. I can honestly say I did that with this news Deadline got that Tom Hardy and Channing Tatum are currently being eyed to star in the film TRIPLE FRONTIER, a thriller “set in the notorious...
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01.06.2017
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Anthony Mackie reteaming with Kathryn Bigelow & Mark Boal for Riots flick

THE HURT LOCKER. ZERO DARK THIRTY. Two movies from director Kathryn Bigelow and writer Mark Boal that are so goddamned perfect you’d think Bigelow and Boal are two halves of Zeus’ shinbone that were separated, but have been reattached to form a godly whole. But now, those two flicks are about to get a bouncing, badass baby brother, and starring an equally badass leading...
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08.05.2016
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John Boyega signs up for Kathryn Bigelow's latest

Everyone wants a piece of John Boyega now.  Coming off the success of STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS, Boyega has already signed on to be a major piece of PACIFIC RIM 2. However, he's also spreading his wings as an actor beyond the big-budget blockbuster fare, too, as he'll be joining the cast of Kathryn Bigelow 's latest - an untitled crime drama set set...
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06.21.2016
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Johnny Depp may star in J.C. Chandor's crime thriller Triple Frontier

Johnny Depp might be returning to the world of organized crime in a new movie. Variety has learned that the actor is in early talks to star in TRIPLE FRONTIER, an ensemble crime thriller "set in the notorious border zone between Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil." Depp first showed interest in the project back when Kathryn Bigelow was attached to direct ,...
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01.21.2016
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The UnPopular Opinion: The Hurt Locker

THE UNPOPULAR OPINION is an ongoing column featuring different takes on films that either the writer HATED, but that the majority of film fans LOVED, or that the writer LOVED, but that most others LOATHED. We're hoping this column will promote constructive and geek fueled discussion. Enjoy! ****SOME SPOILERS ENSUE**** I have always appreciated war films. Growing up, my...
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11.19.2015
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Competing Bowe Bergdahl films coming from Kathryn Bigelow and Todd Field

Controversial topics always make for intriguing feature films and the story of Bowe Bergdahl will be no exception. Competing film projects about the ordeal of the American military officer embroiled in one of the most debated news stories of the year. Normally, projects like this do not garner too much attention until filmmakers are involved and in this case we have two very talented...
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06.16.2014
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Tom Hardy to star in Kathryn Bigelow's The True American adaptation

Director Kathryn Bigelow is attached to a new project, and has landed a fantastic actor for one of the leads. Tom Hardy will star in THE TRUE AMERICAN for Bigelow, an adaptation of Anand Giridharadas' recently published non-fiction novel The True American: Murder And Mercy In Texas . It's not clear what Tom Hardy 's role will be in THE TRUE AMERICAN , but...
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05.15.2014
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The Good, The Bad and the Badass: Kathryn Bigelow

Last week, we took a look at the career of one of our true modern acting giants, Daniel Day-Lewis . This week, we’re going back behind the camera to examine the career or a director who, herself, is no stranger to the Oscars, even though it took a good twenty years for her to finally get the acclaim she long deserved. Kathryn Bigelow  ...
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08.29.2013
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Blu-Ray: Zero Dark Thirty and Lincoln hit the shelves this month

If you're like me, then you're still playing catch up on a lot of the Oscar contenders that you may have missed in theaters (I'm down to LES MISERABLES and LIFE OF PI).  Since the studios jam pack the Oscar contenders in the Fall/Winter in order to capitalize on the Academy Awards, most viewers end up short on catching them all.  Now, two of the better nominated films are hitting...
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03.05.2013
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