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‘Blade Runner’ Universe to Expand With More Novels

Alcon Media Group and Titan Publishing are partnering on a new co-publishing venture initially focused on the “Blade Runner” universe.Alcon Entertainment produced “Blade Runner 2049,” which was released in October and produced by Alcon co-CEOs Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson, along with Bud Yorkin and Cynthia Yorkin. The film earned $259.2 million worldwide.Johnson, Kosove, and […]

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‘2001: A Space Odyssey’: Douglas Trumbull on Stanley Kubrick’s Search for “Ultimate Perfection”

To mark its 50th anniversary, Stanley Kubrick’s scifi classic 2001: A Space Odyssey is getting a 70mm film rerelease, following a special screening at the Cannes Film Festival, introduced by director Christopher Nolan.The film was a watershed in motion pictures, as well as in visual effects with its pioneering techniques. Filmmaker, visual effects specialist and […]

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The Morning Watch: Mike Myers Pays Tribute to Verne Troyer, Adam Savage Builds ‘Blade Runner’ Blasters & More

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this edition, find out some things you maybe didn’t know […]

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Harry J. Ufland, ‘Last Temptation of Christ’ Producer, Dies at 81

Harry J. Ufland, agent-turned producer and frequent collaborator of Martin Scorsese, has died. He was 81.Ufland died in his Los Angeles home after suffering from brain cancer, his son Tommy told The Hollywood Reporter. Ufland spent many years in the entertainment industry as an agent with William Morris, where he represented names like Martin Scorsese, […]

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Science friction: can Netflix figure out its blockbuster problem?

Costly sci-fi films have received poor reviews but the streaming giant still has an eager audience in its vast subscriber baseThe future hasn’t been kind to Netflix. In the last two months, it’s launched three science fiction blockbusters – Will Smith’s orc cop adventure Bright, the shock assault The Cloverfield Paradox, and the bizarre Berlin-set […]

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‘Mute’: Duncan Jones Tells Rian Johnson Why He Won’t Work Exclusively With Netflix on Future Projects

In a February 22 Q&A with “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” director Rian Johnson, Duncan Jones revealed that despite his extremely positive experience collaborating on “Mute” with Netflix — where the film made its streaming debut a few hours later — the service won’t be home to all his future endeavors.If “you do a Netflix […]

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‘Mute’ Review: Duncan Jones’ Futuristic Bowie Tribute Feels Like An Amish ‘Blade Runner’ Spin-Off

“Mute” closes with a dedication to director Duncan Jones’ childhood nanny, and to his father, David Jones, aka David Bowie. Even before that blatant acknowledgement, “Mute” has obvious personal ramifications for the director by communing with Bowie’s legacy, with a Ziggy Stardust remix of neo-noir tropes. From a familiar set of references, the movie forges […]

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Mute review – Duncan Jones’s sci-fi thriller is a Netflix disaster

The Moon director has delivered a catastrophically misjudged riff on Blade Runner with an astoundingly dull performance from Alexander SkårsgardIf one were to relax one’s eyes and stand very far away, the career of Duncan Jones might begin to resemble that of the young Hollywood savior he’s clearly angling to be. Like George Lucas before […]

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Asc Awards 2018: Roger Deakins Takes Top Cinematography Prize for ‘Blade Runner 2049’

As expected, cinematographer Roger Deakins took the top prize for “Blade Runner 2049” at the 32nd annual Asc Awards at Hollywood & Highland. It was his fourth Asc award, besting the other four Oscar nominees: Bruno Delbonnel (“Darkest Hour”), Hoyte van Hoytema (“Dunkirk”), Dan Laustsen (“The Shape of Water”), and Rachel Morrison (“Mudbound”), the first […]

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