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‘Hansel & Gretel’ Helmer Tommy Wirkola Teams With Charades For Animated Musical ‘Spermageddon’ (Exclusive)

Tommy Wirkola, the popular Norwegian helmer of “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters” and “Dead Snow,” will be making his animation debut with “Spermageddon,” a humor-laced musical feature about the beginning of life.Charades has boarded the project and will represent it in international markets.“Spermageddon” follows two narrative threads — the emerging love story between two awkward […]

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China’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ Re-Release Rollout Marred By Chaos, Refunds

Chinese audiences have gotten used to hearing at the last minute that a film won’t be screened for “technical reasons,” and know that the phrase is usually a euphemism for state censorship. It came as a real surprise to many that they were, for once, unable to watch a film for actual technical reasons this […]

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‘Soul,’ ‘The Mandalorian’ and ‘The Midnight Sky’ Lead Ves Awards

Pixar’s “Soul,” George Clooney’s “The Midnight Sky” and “The Mandalorian” led the winners at the 19th annual Visual Effects Society (Ves) Awards.Comedian Patton Oswalt served as host for the 10th time for the virtual ceremony which celebrated the art of visual effects across 25 categories.“Soul” was named top animated film, winning five awards. “The Mandalorian” […]

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‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ Director Adam Wingard Was Once Hand-Picked By Peter Jackson to Make a Sequel to 2005’s ‘King Kong’

After his Oscar-winning success with the Lord of the Rings trilogy, director Peter Jackson rolled right into one of his long-time passion projects: directing a remake of King Kong. That 2005 film made more than $562 million worldwide, which ultimately wasn’t quite enough to justify a sequel. But before the notion of a sequel was […]

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Peter Jackson Will Receive the Visual Effects Society Lifetime Achievement Award

Peter Jackson knows a thing or two about special effects. He’s responsible for huge, effects-driven movies like the Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hobbit trilogy, his underrated remake of King Kong, and more. He’s also one of the founders of the digital effects company Weta Digital. And now, Jackson is set to receive the […]

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School’s Out Forever review – gloriously gory adaptation of YA sci-fi horror

Lord of the Rings meets The Road in this ruthless, thrilling romp about posh boarding school kids fighting a deadly virusAdapted from a trilogy of young adult books by Scott K Andrews, that forms part of the “shared world” Afterblight Chronicles series, this gory British boys’ school-set sci-fi posits a deadly virus that swiftly kills […]

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Viggo Mortensen Tells the Story of His Son Shutting Down Bryan Singer in ‘X-Men’ Meeting

Viggo Mortensen has often discussed turning down the role of Wolverine in Bryan Singer’s 2000 comic book tentpole “X-Men,” but the specifics of his decision came into clearer focus during the actor’s recent appearance on MTV’s “Happy Sad Confused” podcast. Mortensen brought his comic book-loving son Henry to a meeting with Bryan Singer, and the […]

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‘Lord of the Rings’ Script Changes Were ‘Tiresome’ for Ian McKellen, but Kept Cast ‘On Our Toes’

If social media buzz is any indication, then Peter Jackson’s “Lord of the Rings” trilogy was one of the biggest hits of the 2020 holiday movie season. With all three films in the franchise streaming on HBO Max and a brand new 4K remaster of the trilogy released on home video, “Lord of the Rings” […]

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Falling review – Viggo Mortensen casts a clear eye on dementia | Peter Bradshaw’s film of the week

In the Lord of the Rings star’s powerful debut as a director, Lance Henriksen plays a homophobic father compelled to move in with his gay sonViggo Mortensen is a formidable creative presence in the movies: taking on complex work as an actor with directors such as David Cronenberg and Lisandro Alonso, investing the star capital […]

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