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Sam Hargrave to Direct Jake Gyllenhaal in ‘Combat School’ for MGM

MGM is in talks to acquire package “Combat School,” which has Jake Gyllenhaal attached to star with “Extraction” director Sam Hargrave attached to direct, according to an individual with knowledge of the deal.“Combat School” tells the true story of the late Medal of Honor recipient John Chapman, and Special Ops Combat Controller, and his heroic […]

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‘Outside the Wire’ Trailer: Anthony Mackie is an Android in the Latest Netflix Action Movie

After The Old Guard and Extraction, it looks like Netflix has found a formula for their action titles: some sort of outsider gets mixed up with someone who is seemingly indestructible and there are lots of quick cuts to make all the fighting and explosions kind of confusing. The latest entry is Outside the Wire, […]

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Netflix Unveils Its 10 Biggest Film Debuts: ‘Irishman’ Strong, No Film Over 100 Million Views

Netflix pulled back the curtain on its biggest original films this week by unveiling an official list of its 10 most watched original movies (via Bloomberg), which includes films directed by Michael Bay and Martin Scorsese. Netflix data should always be taken with a grain of salt as the streaming giant records a viewer as […]

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Netflix Reveals Its 10 Most Popular Original Movies, and ‘Extraction’ is Still Number One

Netflix has been notoriously stingy when it comes to releasing viewership data, but for the first time, the streaming service has revealed a list of its 10 most popular original movies. The Chris Hemsworth-led action movie Extraction still reigns supreme, but find out where the Sandra Bullock thriller Bird Box, the David Spade comedy The […]

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‘The Mandalorian’ Season 2 Adds ‘Extraction’ Filmmaker Sam Hargrave as Second Unit Director

When 2020 began, Sam Hargrave was best known as a stunt performer and second unit director for several Marvel Studios movies. Now, he’s the director of Netflix’s most-watched original movie ever, the Chris Hemsworth-starring action thriller Extraction. But while he waits for the Extraction follow-up film to be written, Hargrave is heading to a galaxy […]

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Netflix Film Publicity Vice President Julie Fontaine Stepping Down (Exclusive)

Veteran Hollywood communications executive Julie Fontaine is exiting her post at Netflix, insiders told Variety.Fontaine joined the streamer in 2017 as vice president of film publicity, where she worked closely with a group of executives including motion picture head Scott Stuber, indie film and documentary head Lisa Nishimura, vice president Tendo Nagenda, and awards and […]

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Stunt star turned Extraction director Sam Hargrave: ‘Charlize Theron is the bravest actor I know’

The movie stuntman has directed bone-crunching thriller Extraction – and says that CGI will never replace the thrill of seeing a real person risking life and limb on screenThe stunt performers who have made it as directors can be counted on the broken fingers of one bandaged hand. In the 70s and 80s there was […]

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‘Extraction’: How First-Time Director Sam Hargrave Pulled Off That Wild 12-Minute, One-Shot Action Sequence

Inevitably, eagle-eyed viewers will find the seams in the most eye-popping sequence of Sam Hargrave’s feature directorial debut, “Extraction”: a long-form “one-shot” that clocks in at over 12 minutes, long enough to include a car chase, a foot chase, another car chase, gun battles, knife battles, hand-to-hand combat, and plenty of explosions. And that’s just […]

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