Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman’ Gets Scooped Up by Netflix

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Welcome to 2017, where Martin Scorsese‘s long-awaited The Irishman, which will reunite him with Robert De Niro for the first time since 1995, is heading straight to Netflix. Think about reading that sentence ten years ago and then realize how much the movie world has fundamentally changed…and how debuting on a streaming service no longer carries the low-rent reputation associated with direct-to-video movies. Netflix has made it clear in the past that they’d very much like to be in the business of making prestige pictures and this feels like them doubling down on that mission.

The news comes to us via IndieWire, who report that The Irishman‘s move to Netflix follows the departure of Paramount chairman Brad Grey, who was apparently the guy willing to take a gamble on a $ 100 million hitman drama from a director whose most recent movie for the studio was an unfortunate box office bomb. That movie was Silence, which Paramount released into a box office and critical void a few months ago (although time will surely be kind to it). They also released Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street, which was a box office and critical smash in 2013.

The IndieWire report specifies that Paramount is “not in the position to take risks” at the moment, while Netflix, with its Scrooge McDuck cash vaults and famously light touch, would allow Scorsese to make the movie he wants without compromise. Naturally, none of the parties involved are commenting at this time.

The Irishman has been in the works since 2008, always positioned as one of Scorsese’s next projects and always being pushed to the back burner in favor of something else. Based on Charlie Brandt’s book I Heard You Paint Houses, the story tracks the life of professional hitman Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran, whose supposed list of victims includes Jimmy Hoffa. De Niro will play Sheeran at all stages of his life, with ILM working their magic to digitally de-age him for scenes where he’ll be as young as 30. Al Pacino is also attached to star.

Although there is no release date set quite yet, the report suggests that The Irishman could arrive in 2019. While I’m happy that this movie is getting made and that Scorsese will have the elbow room to create the film he wants, I sincerely hope Netflix gives this a proper theatrical release – the thought of not getting to see the new Scorsese/De Niro movie on the big screen can’t help but feel…criminal. Ba dum tssh.

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The New Discovery Trailer with Mara, Segel and Redford

The New Discovery Trailer with Mara, Segel and Redford

The new Discovery trailer with Mara, Segel and Redford

Netflix has provided ComingSoon.net with a first look at the new trailer for The Discovery, which will open in select theaters and will be available globally on the streaming service on Friday, March 31. You can watch the new Discovery trailer below.

In the near future, the world is off-balance. People have gained a specific knowledge, and death has lost meaning, due to a breakthrough scientific discovery by Dr. Thomas Harbor (Robert Redford): There is now definitive proof of an afterlife. While countless people have chosen suicide in order to “re-set” their existence, others go on, trying to decide what it all means. Among them is Dr. Harbor’s son Will (Jason Segel), who has arrived at his father’s isolated compound with a mysterious young woman named Isla (Rooney Mara). There, they discover the strange acolytes who help Dr. Harbor with his experiments. They are all looking to Dr. Harbor for meaning. Can Will and Isla find peace – in this place, or on the other side?

Directed by Charlie McDowell, The Discovery was written by Justin Lader and also stars Riley Keough and Jesse Plemons. The film was produced by Alex Orlovsky and James D. Stern, co-produced by Erika Hampson, associate produced by Tomas Deckaj, and executive produced by Ian Bricke, Matt Levin and Eddie Vaisman.

What do you think of the new Discovery trailer? Let us know in the comments below.

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Blackmagic Web Presenter Makes Professional Web Streams, Skype Interviews Easier

With the new Blackmagic Web Presenter, the process of integrating a professional-quality camera into a web stream is now easier than ever.

Streaming video is an increasingly large part of the video marketplace, but for many filmmakers, it’s a frustrating one. While there are solutions like Switcher Studio that allow you to add more cameras to create a better-edited streaming experience, you’re still stuck largely using the built-in phone or computer camera. For filmmakers used to a high level of control when crafting their images, this is not ideal.

The new Blackmagic Web Presenter aims to facilitate an easier connection between pro-level gear and streaming.

It’s a small black box, 1/3 of a rack width wide—the same form factor as the new Teranex Mini. It has both SDI and HDMI inputs, allowing for a direct connection with a wide variety of camera formats or other sources, like video game systems or a second laptop for queuing up clips. If you purchase the additional Teranex Mini Smart Panel, you can even switch between sources.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

To sit, or not to sit? THAT is the question.

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Will the real conclusive study on the health effects of sedentary behavior PLEASE stand up??? Or sit down … who even knows anymore.

See, it’s like this — every so often a new study comes out declaring that sitting for hours on end is essentially your ticket to an early grave. So then you read it, become increasingly terrified and make a conscious decision to stand more often.

But just when you finally get your standing desk approved by your office manager, another study declares that standing for prolonged periods is equally as threatening to your health. Read more…

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What should the Han Solo movie be called? Here are the best options.

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This much we can tell you for sure: the still-untitled Han Solo spin-off movie will not be called “Red Cup.” 

That’s the working title, a nod to the fact that George Lucas named Solo’s character for the plastic drinks brand. (True story.) But what about the actual title for the standalone film, which as of Tuesday is scheduled for May 25, 2018? Thus far Lucasfilm has it shut up tighter than a smuggling compartment on a Corellian freighter.   

This much is likely: the movie name will be officially announced at Star Wars Celebration, Lucasfilm’s lovefest for fans, this April in Orlando. It’s a favored location for the company to dispense delightful secrets.  Read more…

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Video: This Might Be One of the Best Lighting Kits $500 Can Buy

Lighting equipment is expensive, but there are ways to cut costs without sacrificing quality.

Getting your hands on a decent lighting kit can be difficult for a budget filmmaker. Buying is oftentimes out of the question and rental costs (if you have a rental house in your town) can still be more expensive than you’d like. So for a lot of us, putting together a kit with a hodgepodge of different lights, modifiers, and stands is the answer, but the question still remains: what should I include in my budget-friendly lighting kit? In this video, Caleb Pike of DSLR Video Shooter offers up his response; a high-quality, low-budget lighting kit that you can buy for $ 500.

Pike’s kit includes:

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2017 Writers Guild Awards

Select videos of the event held on Sunday, February 19th.

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For all of the videos, go here.

For the entire Writers Guild of America, East awards ceremony, go here.

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Official Trailer for ‘Alive & Kicking’ Documentary About Swing Dancing

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“To dance with people is the way to make the world a better place.” Magnolia Pictures has debuted a trailer for a documentary titled Alive and Kicking about swing dancing, from director Susan Glatzer. The film provides viewers with an intimate, insider’s view into the culture of the current swing dance world while shedding light on issues facing modern society. It features performances by famous dancer Norma Miller and many other people, some of which are introduced in this trailer. From the looks of it, this seems to be an energetic and inspiring documentary that shows how powerful dance can be, encouraging us all to come together and try to improve society by moving our bodies to the music. Who doesn’t enjoy dance? Jump in. ›››

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Forget Citizen Kane…Here’s Circus Kane!

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Killer clown caper Circus Kane coming later this year

May I take this space to call for an official moratorium on the killer clown flick? After enduring Rob Zombie’s tired and shrill home movie 31(read our review here) the writer doesn’t care if he ever sees another damned movie about a sinister circus stalker ever again. Well, except for the new adaptation of Stephen King’s IT. Because that’s King.

But recent months have seen a tsunami of bad clowns in bad movies like Clowntown and Clowngeist and now, rising from the greasepainted wreckage, we get the 31 riff Circus Kane, which is about as far removed from the blazing trails of Orson Welles as you can imagine…

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Circus Kane is coming from later this year from Uncork’d Entertainment and stars Jonathan Lipnicki and it’s directed by Christopher Douglas-Olen Ray (son of the great Fred Olen Ray so there is some solid trash pedigree right there). Circus Kane sees a reclusive circus master invite a group of social media stars to his house of haunts. Anyone who can make it out before being scared into submission will earn $ 250,000 — but the social media stars soon learn they are not only competing for money, but also fighting for their lives. Bill Voorhees and Mark Christopher Lawrence also star.

James Cullen Bressack and Zack Ward wrote Circus Kane, based on a story by Sean Sellars. Producing are DeInstitutionalized’s Gerald Webb and Christopher Douglas-Olen Ray along with Bressack.

The film will appear – out of competition, no doubt – at the Cannes Film Festival in May but we have your first look at the official trailer below. It looks fun. And we hope it’s the final world in creepy murderous clown cinema for a while…

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