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‘The Matrix’ Trilogy, ‘Jurassic Park’ Among Popular Films Leaving Peacock Soon

If you want to jack in to “The Matrix” trilogy, adventure with the denizens of “Shrek,” or set course for the first three “Jurassic Park” films, do it soon: Said films will be leaving Peacock at the end of the month.IndieWire has confirmed that those specific features, among others, will be taken off of the […]

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Krzysztof Penderecki Dies: Influential Composer With Music in ‘The Shining’ and ‘Twin Peaks’ Was 86

Polish composer and conductor Krzysztof Penderecki, whose often disturbing and challenging avant-garde music has turned up in films from “The Shining” to “The Exorcist” and “Children of Men,” and as recently as the TV series “Twin Peaks: The Return,” died at his home in Krakow on Sunday, March 29. He was 86 years old.Penderecki’s greatest […]

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Stephen King’s ‘Lisey’s Story’ With Clive Owen and Julianne Moore Coming to Apple TV

Stephen King’s Lisey’s Story is coming to a small screen near you, with Clive Owen (Gemini Man) reuniting with his Children of Men co-star, Julianne Moore, who will also executive produce (with J.J. Abrams and Ben Stephenson). Owen will play Scott, Lisey’s late husband. The prolific King has apparently fallen on hard times of late, […]

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Casey Affleck’s Hot-Take-Generator ‘Light Of My Life’ [Berlin Review]

Occupying the exact thematic mid-point between “Leave No Trace” and “Children of Men” while never quite attaining the heights of either of those touchpoints, Casey Affleck’s “Light of My Life” is nevertheless, still a solid, somber but superbly performed indie which is both energized and undermined by its real-life context. And that context is, no […]

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Cuarón Tells Lubezki How He Filmed ‘Roma’ — Even One Quiet Shot Needed 45 Camera Positions

Alfonso Cuarón’s impressive black-and-white memoir of 1971 Mexico City, “Roma,” recognized as one of the year’s best by multiple critics groups, finally arrived on Netflix December 14. Last Sunday on a packed soundstage at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood, the writer-director-cinematographer was grilled by his old film school buddy Emmanuel “Chivo” Lubezki, who collaborated on six […]

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Jamie Foxx & Joseph Gordon-Levitt Join Netflix’s Untitled Henry Joost-Ariel Schulman Sci-Fi Feature

Jamie Foxx and Joseph Gordon-Levitt are boarding Netflix’s untitled sci-fi movie which long-time collaborators Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman are directing off Mattson Tomlin’s screenplay.The pic’s storyline is being kept under wraps.Eric Newman and Bryan Unkeless’ Screen Arcade will produce as part of their first look deal with Netflix. Newman, who has been behind such […]

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Alfonso Cuarón Says He Directed ‘Harry Potter’ After Guillermo del Toro Called Him “An Arrogant Bastard”

In the filmography of acclaimed director Alfonso Cuarón, there is maybe one film that sticks out from the rest — “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.” Not that the film is bad, as many ‘Potter’ fans would contend that it’s right up there with some of the best of the bunch. It’s just that […]

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