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Making movies is a rough business in these clips for Epix's Get Shorty

I've never come across a single person who has told me that making movies is easy, though I would imagine that dealing with dead bodies, pre-madonnas, and itchy trigger-fingered thugs is a whole other kettle of fish. Do you remember Barry Sonnenfeld 's 1995 comedy crime thriller GET SHORTY? It starred Gene Hackman , Rene Russo , Danny DeVito  and John Travolta in a...
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07.26.2017
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The UnPopular Opinion: Knight & Day

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**** With his latest film a critical darling, James...
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03.10.2017
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Ray Romano & Chris O'Dowd topline Epix's Get Shorty series

Replace John Travolta and Gene Hackman with Chris O'Dowd and Ray Romano , and you've now got yourself the starring cast for Epix's series adaptation of GET SHORTY.  Announced earlier this summer , the series would position O'Dowd as Miles Daly, the muscle for organized crime who wants to get out of the life for the sake of his daughter and produce feature...
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08.23.2016
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Get Shorty is the latest feature film of yesteryear to get adapted for TV

GET SHORTY was one of those films that took place during the renaissance period of John Travolta 's rebirth in the mid-90s. Based on Elmore Leonard 's novel of the same name, the film centered around a loan shark who decided to make a transition in his life away from organized crime and into Hollywood. It was one of those moderately budgeted films ($30 million)...
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05.24.2016
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Steven Soderbergh is saddling up with Netflix for Western miniseries Godless

It remains to be seen if Steven Soderbergh will actually come out of feature filmmaking retirement to direct HILLBILLY HEIST, however he does have another small screen project in the works. It's being reported that Soderbergh will reunite with his OUT OF SIGHT screenwriter Scott Frank for a Netflix miniseries titled Godless. Soderbergh and Frank are executive...
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03.02.2016
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Minority Report TV pilot casts Daniel London from original movie

Last month we told you that the TV adaptation of the Steven Spielberg classic MINORITY REPORT had found someone to helm its pilot episode in established TV director Mark Mylod . The series that will pick up 10 years after the sci-fi extravaganza has now added a familiar face from the original movie. Sadly it's not Tom Cruise , but what a cameo that would be for sweeps month...
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02.16.2015
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Minority Report TV series finds its pilot episode director

The last update we had on the small screen adaptation of Steven Spielberg ’s MINORITY REPORT was that FOX had ordered the pilot episode, a small but meaningful step for the series. The show has taken another step forward and the network has announced a director for that pilot episode. Established TV director Mark Mylod will take on the pilot episode, his resume includes...
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01.19.2015
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Exclusive 1:1 Interview: A Walk Among the Tombstones Star Dan Stevens!

Having not been familiar with “Downton Abbey” I knew very little about one of the series stars Dan Stevens. And while he may not be a household name, he certainly will be one soon. With his mesmerizing work in the upcoming thriller THE GUEST as well as his supporting role opposite the great Liam Neeson in A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES, I have a feeling he will be a major name very soon. In...
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09.18.2014
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Review: A Walk Among The Tombstones

PLOT: Retired detective Matthew Scudder, working as an unlicensed P.I., is confronted with true evil when he takes on the case of discovering who kidnapped and killed a drug dealer's wife. REVIEW: There's just something about Liam Neeson calmly laying down the law to someone on the other end of a phone that is enthralling to watch, isn't there? Though A WALK AMONG...
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09.17.2014
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Exclusive 1:1 Interview: A Walk Among the Tombstones Star Liam Neeson!

Liam Neeson has long been a favorite of mine. All the way back to his performance in SUSPECT – and well before – he has proven to be one of the most powerful actors working in the business. The past few years of course he has become a modern day action hero with TAKEN and he kicked serious wolf ass in THE GREY. He has even charmed the young ones with his terrific work in THE LEGO MOVIE....
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09.15.2014
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Fox has ordered the pilot for Minority Report; Plus new plot details

Just a few weeks ago, we learned that a television series based on Steven Spielberg 's MINORITY REPORT was being developed and now news has come down that FOX has ordered a pilot for the show . While a full season has not been ordered, FOX did order a "put pilot" for the show which is coming from GODZILLA writer Max Borenstein and produced by Spielberg. A put pilot indicates FOX...
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09.08.2014
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Steven Spielberg is developing a Minority Report TV series

Steven Spielberg continues to dive headfirst into producing projects for television. With series like UNDER THE DOME, FALLING SKIES, and the Halle Berry vehicle EXTANT bearing his trademark, Spielberg is now going to try and adapt one of his own films for the small screen. The Wrap cites Spielberg's popular Tom Cruise flick MINORITY REPORT as being up for the network treatment....
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08.21.2014
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