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Rings star Melinda Lutz plays a young woman who ends up in the middle of nowhere with three men with bad intentions, who make the mistake of leaving her for dead.
In reviewing Spielberg’s filmography, what stands out most is his range, as illustrated by the fact that Jurassic Park and Schindler’s List both came out the same year. Those two films couldn’t be more different, and yet they were made by the same singular storyteller. Imagine having that kind of talent!
Former iCarly star Miranda Cosgrove has joined a high-profile multi-camera/hybrid comedy pilot. Meanwhile, Scream alum Tom Maden is set as a lead in a hybrid comedy pilot. All this and more on today’s round-up.
The director of Humpday, You Sister’s Sister and more has been quite successful directing shows like Fresh Off the Boat, New Girl, and Netflix series Glow and Love.
The neo-noir thriller follows the twisting tales of two assassins carrying out a sinister mission, a teacher battling illness, a mysterious janitor and a curious waitress leading a dangerous double life.
Tyler Perry’s Acrimony and God’s Not Dead: Light in the Darkness will also open over the Easter weekend, and returning movies will have a hard time competing.
Also starring Amanda Seyfried and Cedric “The Entertainer” Kyles, the critically acclaimed film from the respected filmmaker stars Hawke as a disillusioned preacher.
Jennifer Yu Nelson directs the near-future dystopian film where a disease has killed off 98 percent of children. Those who did survive begin to develop powers they have no idea how to control and the government deems them dangerous.
“Steven Spielberg doesn’t think that Netflix movies should be eligible for Oscars. So would Spielberg, who has been such an enormous supporter of the #MeToo movement, begrudge Mudbound cinematographer Rachel Morrison her history-making nomination? In the words of my therapist, ‘there’s a lot to unpack here,'” writes Neil Turitz.
The story concerns Otto Frank’s struggle to find a publisher for his daughter’s diary, which became one of the enduring documents of the Holocaust. Only one woman was willing to help him change the world — an ambitious young editor named Barbara Zimmerman.
The project is a re-imagining of the Arthurian legend, told through the eyes of Nimue, a teenage heroine with a mysterious gift who is destined to become the powerful, yet tragic Lady of the Lake.
“There’s one sequence here that Spielberg to pay tribute to not one but two artists he adores, and he recreates a specific film to such a startling degree that it made me dizzy. It is stunning work, and even now, a few days later, I can’t really believe what I saw. That’s one reason I consider Spielberg the greatest commercial filmmaker of all time,” writes Drew McWeeny.
The subversive feature takes its cues from the current political climate in America and aggressive nature of right versus the left, taking it to a more extreme and violent level.
The story follows Henry Rathbone, a close friend of Lincoln’s who was with the president at Ford’s Theatre on the night of his murder.