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Move to make Christchurch massacre film all about Jacinda Ardern sparks anger

Critics say focus on the prime minister glosses over the experience of the Muslims still struggling with aftermath of mosque shootingsPlans for a Hollywood film focusing on prime minister Jacinda Ardern’s response to the Christchurch mosque terror attacks have prompted frustration and disgust in New Zealand, with accusations that Muslim victims have been sidelined.The film is set to star Australian actor Rose Byrne as Ardern, according to the Hollywood Reporter, and is called They Are Us – a lin...
Tags: Hollywood, World news, Asia Pacific, New Zealand, Rose Byrne, Christchurch, Andrew Niccol, Jacinda Ardern, Ardern, Christchurch shooting


Move to make Christchurch massacre film all about Jacinda Ardern triggers anger

Critics say focus on the prime minister glosses over the experience of the Muslims still struggling with aftermath of mosque shootingsPlans for a Hollywood film focusing on prime minister Jacinda Ardern’s response to the Christchurch mosque terror attacks have prompted frustration and disgust in New Zealand, with accusations that Muslim victims have been sidelined.The film is set to star Australian actor Rose Byrne as Ardern, according to the Hollywood Reporter, and is called They Are Us – a lin...
Tags: Hollywood, World news, Asia Pacific, New Zealand, Rose Byrne, Christchurch, Andrew Niccol, Jacinda Ardern, Ardern, Christchurch shooting


Planned Film About Jacinda Ardern And Christchurch Mosque Massacre Draws Huge Backlash In New Zealand

The just-announced project They Are Us, to be written and directed by New Zealander Andrew Niccol (writer and co-producer of The Truman Show, writer-director of, among others, Gattaca and Good Kill) and starring Rose Byrne, focuses on the aftermath of the 2019 mass shooting and the national campaign led by Prime Minister Ardern to ban assault rifles in the country. Within a day of the news arriving, many Kiwis reacted with fury to the focus on white politicians rather than the Muslim victims an...
Tags: Art, Media, New Zealand, Muslim, Rose Byrne, Gattaca, Andrew Niccol, Jacinda Ardern, Ardern, White Saviour, 06.11.21, Christchurch Mosque Massacre


Christchurch massacre: move to make film all about Ardern triggers anger

Critics say focus on the prime minister glosses over the experience of the Muslims still struggling with aftermath of mosque shootingsPlans for a Hollywood film focusing on prime minister Jacinda Ardern’s response to the Christchurch mosque terror attacks have prompted frustration and disgust in New Zealand, with accusations that Muslim victims have been sidelined.The film is set to star Australian actor Rose Byrne as Ardern, according to the Hollywood Reporter, and is called They Are Us – a lin...
Tags: Hollywood, World news, Asia Pacific, New Zealand, Rose Byrne, Christchurch, Andrew Niccol, Jacinda Ardern, Ardern, Christchurch shooting


Rose Byrne Starring in ‘They Are Us’ for Director Andrew Niccol

Rose Byrne will star in “They Are Us,” a new drama about the aftermath of the Christchurch attacks on New Zealand’s Muslim community that will be written and directed by Andrew Niccol. FilmNation Entertainment, the company behind “Late Night” and “Arrival,” will unveil the project to international buyers at the upcoming Cannes Virtual Market with […]
Tags: News, New Zealand, Rose Byrne, Christchurch, Andrew Niccol, FilmNation


New on Blu-ray: World of Wong Kar Wai, ‘Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar’, ‘Soul’, ‘Godzilla’ 4K, ‘Gattaca’ 4K, ‘News of the World’, and ‘The Reckoning’

The time has come yet again to highlight some great physical media, and this edition is our most jam-packed in a while. It’s so jam-packed it might as well be jelly. You have the wonderful new Criterion box set World of Wong Kari Wai; the delightfully silly Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar, Pixar’s Soul, new 4K releases of both Godzilla and Gattaca, Tom Hanks in News of the World, and the horror film The Reckoning. World of Wong Kar Wai Few filmmakers, if any, capture the feeling of ye...
Tags: Hong Kong, Movies, Jamie Dornan, Disney, Earth, Star, Features, Soul, Tom Hanks, Paul Greengrass, News Of The World, Tina Fey, Jamie Foxx, Pixar, Mike Jones, Godzilla


Johnny Depp Applies to U.K. Court of Appeal After Losing Court Case

Johnny Depp has applied to the U.K. Court of Appeal after losing a libel case against U.K. tabloid The Sun in the High Court. In November, Judge Andrew Niccol denied Depp the right to appeal.  “The findings of fact by a first instance tribunal (particularly one, such as myself, who has heard oral evidence) are […]
Tags: News, Global, The Sun, Johnny Depp, Amber Heard, Depp, Andrew Niccol, U K Court Of Appeal, U K tabloid The Sun


Good Movies as Old Books: 100 Films Reimagined as Vintage Book Covers

At one time paperback books were thought of as trash, a term that described their perceived artistic and cultural level, production value, and utter disposability. This changed in the mid-20th century, when certain paperback publishers (Doubleday Anchor, for example, who hired Edward Gorey to design their covers in the 1950s) made a push for respectability. It worked so well that the signature aesthetics they developed still, nearly a lifetime later, pique our interest more readily than those o...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Books, Design, Film, College, Wes Anderson, Ridley Scott, Philip K Dick, Seoul, Alfred Hitchcock, David Fincher, Stephen Frears, Agatha Christie, Steven Spielberg, Rian Johnson


Gemini Man: Paramount’s Sci-Fi Film to Use High Frame Rate Technology

Gemini Man: Paramount’s sci-fi film to use high frame rate technology According to The Playlist, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ang Lee (Crouching Tiger, Life of Pi) will be utilizing a HFR (High Frame Rate) technology for his upcoming sci-fi thriller film Gemini Man in order to improve and take the audience’s movie experience to a higher level with 120 frames-per-second presentations. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAut...
Tags: Movies, Nsa, Will Smith, Kristen Stewart, Smith, Ang Lee, Paramount Pictures, Paramount, Lee, Skydance, Jerry Bruckheimer, Tony Scott, Henry Smith, Clive Owen, Andrew Niccol, Billy Lynn


Now Stream This: ‘McCabe & Mrs. Miller’, ‘Revenge’, ‘Hamlet’, ‘They Came Together’, and More

(Welcome to Now Stream This, a column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.)  Another edition of Now Stream This is here to offer you a smorgasbord of streaming options! Be honest – you don’t want to leave your house. You want to stay inside and watch movies without getting up off the couch. If you find yourself in this situation, but remain uncertain about just what to watch, this column is here to help. In this edition, w...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Drama, Horror, Fantasy, Demon, Western, Features, Ethan Hawke, Amy Poehler, Revenge, Kate Winslet, Stronger, Beatty, Gore Vidal, Kenneth Branagh


YouTube: Is It The Lyor Show?

In this op-ed, Chris Castle examines Lyor Cohen's relationship with YouTube/Google, and how he has worked to reconcile his role in their exploitative business model while claiming that he's working to help artists, as well as whether there's any merit to his claim. _____________________________ Op-ed by Chris Castle of Music Tech Policy MIKE: Christof, let me ask you, why do you think that Truman has never come close to discovering the true nature of his world until now? ...
Tags: Google, Europe, Music, Youtube, US, Guest Post, Irving, Music Business, Major Labels, Carr, Lyor Cohen, Jim, Irving Azoff, Truman, MTP, Chris Castle


‘The Truman Show’ at 20: Jim Carrey’s Best Movie is Still Delightful and Philosophically Rich

In 1994, Jim Carrey broke big, starring in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Mask, and Dumb and Dumber, three box office toppers that catapulted the rubbery-faced comedian to global superstardom. There’s an entire generation of kids that went around quoting those movies, repeating Ace’s catchphrase of “Alrighty then!” while affecting the same overly confident voice that Carrey had first workshopped as a different character in sketches on the TV show In Living Color. One thing Carrey wasn’t w...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Robin Williams, Features, Netflix, Mtv, Tommy Lee Jones, The Truman Show, Jim Carrey, David Fincher, Christ, Fiji, Universal Pictures, Burbank California, Truman, Sylvia


Best new shows and movies to stream: ‘The Rain,’ ‘Anon,’ “Lady Macbeth,’ and more

Need something to watch this weekend? Check out our list of the best new shows and movies to stream right now. On the list this week: Season 1 of The Rain, Andrew Niccol's Anon, and more. The post Best new shows and movies to stream: ‘The Rain,’ ‘Anon,’ “Lady Macbeth,’ and more appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Trends, Amazon Prime, Netflix, Home Theater, Streaming, Hulu, Macbeth, Andrew Niccol, Movies & TV


Director Andrew Niccol Lives in His Own Truman Show (And So Do You)

In his latest movie, *Anon,* Andrew Niccol revisits many of the themes—surveillance, technology, artifice—that have defined his career.
Tags: Culture, Backchannel, Andrew Niccol, Anon Andrew Niccol


Trailer Round-Up: Clive Owen Leads ‘Anon’, Kelly MacDonald Solves a ‘Puzzle’, & More

Gather around, movie fans! Come one, come all, to this collection of three new trailers all in one place. Step right up and watch trailers for Anon, Puzzle, and Director’s Cut, and find out which of those is a futuristic sci-fi mystery that poses the question “Who can hack a human being?” with a deadly serious tone. Anon Trailer If you thought that looked like a lower-budget Inception rip-off, you’d be right. But hopefully there’s a bit more going on here than this trailer indicates, bec...
Tags: Movies, Puzzle, Drama, Netflix, Thriller, Movie Trailers, Independent, Gattaca, Sal, Agnes, MacDonald, Sony Pictures Classics, Clive Owen, Andrew Niccol, Amanda Seyfried, Penn Jillette


New International Trailer for Andrew Niccol's 'Anon' with Clive Owen

"We can't control what we can't see." Another new international trailer has debuted for the indie sci-fi film Anon, written and directed by sci-fi storyteller Andrew Niccol (Gattaca, S1m0ne, Lord of War, In Time, The Host). We posted another trailer earlier this year, and it still looks very intriguing. The film is about a near-future where there is no privacy or anonymity, where even private memories are recorded in an effort to cut down on crime. Clive Owen plays a cop investigating a seri...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, Sci-fi, Clive Owen, Andrew Niccol, Amanda Seyfried, To Watch, Niccol, Andrew Niccol Gattaca, Sebastian Pigott


First Full Trailer for Andrew Niccol's Sci-Fi Technology Thriller 'Anon'

"Anonymity is the enemy." A trailer has launched from Greece for the new sci-fi film Anon, the latest from one of my favorite sci-fi filmmakers - Andrew Niccol, who last made The Host and Good Kill. The film is about a near-future where there is no privacy or anonymity, where even private memories are recorded in an effort to cut down on crime. Clive Owen plays a cop investigating a series of unsolved murders, who meets a hacker woman known as "The Girl", played by Amanda Seyfried. She has n...
Tags: Movies, Greece, Trailer, Sci-fi, Clive Owen, Andrew Niccol, Amanda Seyfried, Seyfried, To Watch, Niccol, Sebastian Pigott


Mary Elizabeth Winstead Joins Will Smith in Gemini Man

Mary Elizabeth Winstead joins Will Smith in Gemini Man According to Heat Vision, Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Fargo, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) has been cast as the female lead in Paramount Pictures and Skydance Media‘s upcoming film Gemini Man. The science fiction actioner is directed by Ang Lee (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Life of Pi) and stars Will Smith (I Am Legend) in dual roles and Clive Owen (Closer, Children of Men) as the lead villain, the head of a cloning program. From David Ben...
Tags: Movies, Nsa, Will Smith, Smith, Ang Lee, Paramount Pictures, Tatiana Maslany, Skydance, Tony Scott, Winstead, Henry Smith, David Benioff, Clive Owen, Andrew Niccol, Walt Disney Pictures, Movie News


Clive Owen Joins Will Smith in Ang Lee’s Clone Thriller ‘Gemini Man’

Clive Owen will be facing off against Will Smith in the new Ang Lee sci-fi thriller, Gemini Man. The sci-fi thriller follows an older assassin (Smith) who becomes marked for death by another mysterious killer, who he discovers is a cloned version of his younger self. Owen is in talks to play the head of the cloning program, according to The Hollywood Reporter, presumably one of the antagonists that Smith’s character will have to defeat in the fight for his life. The Ang Lee movie follows Smi...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Alfonso Cuarón, Will-Smith, Smith, Ang-Lee, Paramount Pictures, Joseph Gordon Levitt, Rian Johnson, Bruce Willis, Martin Scorsese, Henry, Owen, Danny, Tony Scott, Looper


Clive Owen Cast Opposite Will Smith in Gemini Man from Director Ang Lee

Clive Owen joins the cast of Ang Lee’s Gemini Man opposite Will Smith Paramount Pictures and Skydance Media have cast Clive Owen (Closer, Children of Men) in their upcoming film Gemini Man, according to Variety. The science fiction actioner is directed by Ang Lee (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Life of Pi) and stars Will Smith (I Am Legend, Independence Day) in dual roles. From David Benioff (Game of Thrones), comes the story of an older NSA agent who is trying to retire. He’s marked for dea...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Nsa, Will Smith, Smith, Ang Lee, Tatiana Maslany, Ali, Walt Disney, Brokeback Mountain, Lee, Skydance, Tony Scott, David Benioff, Clive Owen, Andrew Niccol


Gemini Man Release Date Set for 2019

The Gemini Man release date has been set for October 4, 2019 Paramount Pictures and Skydance Media have today set the upcoming Gemini Man release date for October 4, 2019. The science fiction actioner is directed by Ang Lee (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Life of Pi) and stars Will Smith (I Am Legend, Independence Day) in dual role. From David Benioff (Game of Thrones), the story an older NSA agent who is trying to retire. He’s marked for death and learns that the man out to kill him is a yo...
Tags: Movies, Nsa, Will Smith, Smith, Ang Lee, Paramount Pictures, Joel Edgerton, Ali, Walt Disney, Brokeback Mountain, Lee, Skydance, Tony Scott, David Benioff, Andrew Niccol, ComingSoon


Could Will Smith Be the Star of Ang Lee’s Clone Thriller ‘Gemini Man’?

Gemini Man could finally germinate beyond its status as a famous script languishing in development hell. With director Ang Lee reportedly circling the project, Will Smith has expressed interest in starring in the clone assassin thriller by Skydance. This role would require him to play double — as the aging assassin trying to retire and as the younger clone on the hunt for himself. We may see a young Will Smith again, people. Find out more about Will Smith starring in Gemini Man below. Will S...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Casting, Sci-fi, Disney, Clint Eastwood, Rumors, Will-Smith, Mel Gibson, Smith, Ang-Lee, Jerry Bruckheimer, David Benioff, Andrew Niccol, Joe Carnahan, Darren Lemke


Will Smith May Battle His Younger Self in Gemini Man

Will Smith may battle his younger self in Gemini Man Will Smith is in negotiations to star in the Ang Lee-directed Gemini Man, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The Skydance action thriller will be produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. According to the THR, the story “centers on an aging assassin who tried to get out of the business but finds himself in the ultimate battle: fighting his own clone who is 25 years younger than him and at the peak of his abilities.” Pitched by Darren Lemke (Goosebum...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Clint Eastwood, Will Smith, Mel Gibson, Ang Lee, Rian Johnson, Jerry Bruckheimer, Tony Scott, Carnahan, Andrew Niccol, Billy Lynn, Movie News, Joe Carnahan, Don Murphy, Curtis Hanson


Ang Lee May Direct Long-Awaited Clone Thriller ‘Gemini Man’

Ang Lee has become quite fixated on technology advances in film, with his latest films like Life of Pi and Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk experimenting with everything from 3D filming to high frame rates. Despite the meager reception to the experimental Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, it looks like Lee won’t be shying away from boundary-pushing high-tech storytelling, as he’s reportedly eyeing the director’s chair for Gemini Man, a spy thriller about an aging assassin who is hunted by a young...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Robert Downey Jr, Sci-fi, Carrie Fisher, Clint Eastwood, Harrison Ford, Mel Gibson, Ang-Lee, Joseph Gordon Levitt, David Fincher, Rian Johnson, Michael Douglas, Bruce Willis, Lee, Jerry Bruckheimer


Ang Lee Targets Sci-Fi Actioner Gemini Man

Ang Lee is eyeing the sci-fi thriller Gemini Man, about an assassin taking on his younger clone Two decades after the project was first pitched to Walt Disney Pictures, the “unfilmable” sci-fi actioner Gemini Man appears to once again have a shot at the big screen. The Hollywood Reporter brings word today that Academy Award winning director Ang Lee is now eyeing the Gemini Man director’s chair. The story involves an over-the-hill hitman forced to do battle with a younger clone of himself. REL...
Tags: Movies, Clint Eastwood, Mel Gibson, Ang Lee, Rian Johnson, Hollywood Reporter, Jerry Bruckheimer, Tony Scott, Carnahan, Andrew Niccol, Billy Lynn, Walt Disney Pictures, Movie News, Joe Carnahan, Don Murphy, Curtis Hanson


Was Star Wars' Naboo secretly designed by Frank Lloyd Wright?

A Bay Area commuter approaching Terra Linda from US 101 will notice something strange just east of the freeway in San Rafael. A futuristic, robin egg blue spaceship emerges majestically from the expansive landscape, then transforms into a massive structure that is dwarfed only by the two valleys it spans. This unusual and eyecatching building, the Marin County Civic Center, was nominated in early 2015 for the UNESCO World Heritage List and is best known as Frank Lloyd Wright’s final and largest...
Tags: Art, Star Wars, Science Fiction, Design, US, San Francisco, Features, Architecture, George Lucas, Unesco World Heritage List, Organic Architecture, Gattaca, Frank Lloyd Wright, Bay Area, Naboo, Marin


Clive Owen and Amanda Seyfried Photos from the Anon Set

Clive Owen and Amanda Seyfried photos from the Anon set Writer and director Andrew Niccol is taking advantage of the Labor Day holiday weekend and filmed scenes for his new dystopian sci-fi thriller Anon near Wall Street in New York on Saturday. You can check out the Clive Owen and Amanda Seyfried photos in the gallery below! Anon centers on a detective (Clive Owen) living in a world where privacy and anonymity have been completely eliminated. When he discovers a woman (Amanda Seyfried) who h...
Tags: New York, Movies, Wall Street, Steve, New York City Photo, New York United States, Clive Owen, Andrew Niccol, Amanda Seyfried, Seyfried, Movie News, Niccol, Set Photos, Oliver Simon, Daniel Baur, Steve Sands GC


Twilight’s Stephenie Meyer to Produce YA Romance Anna Dressed in Blood

Twilight’s Stephenie Meyer to produce YA romance Anna Dressed in Blood From the producer and creator of the blockbuster Twilight film series comes a new feature film franchise, the young adult supernatural romance Anna Dressed in Blood. Fresh faces Maddie Hasson (“Twisted,” I Saw the Light) and Cameron Monaghan (“Shameless,” “Gotham”) have been cast in the new film from Fickle Fish Films producers Stephenie Meyer and Meghan Hibbett, it was announced today by The Solution Entertainment Group’s L...
Tags: Movies, US, America, Cameron, Sony, Npr, Meyer, Anna, Maddie, Wilson, CAS, Solution Entertainment Group, Lisa Wilson, Andrew Niccol, Allison Wood, Hibbett


Eye in the Sky review – a morality tale of modern warfare

Helen Mirren and Alan Rickman star in Gavin Hood’s tense thriller exploring the ethics of drone strikesThe peculiarly disengaged nature of modern warfare has been explored in several recent dramas, from Rick Rosenthal’s 2013 thriller Drones to Andrew Niccol’s more celebrated 2014 drama Good Kill. Here, the South African director Gavin Hood assembles an A-list ensemble cast (including Alan Rickman in his last on-screen role) for a provocatively tense thriller that negotiates the moral minefields ...
Tags: Film, Culture, Thriller, Alan Rickman, Helen Mirren, Andrew Niccol, Gavin Hood, Eye in the Sky, Rick Rosenthal


Amanda Seyfried Joins Clive Owen in Sci-Film 'Anon'

The actress is reuniting with 'In Time' director Andrew Niccol on the film.read more
Tags: Europe, Usa, Movies, International, United Kingdom, Clive Owen, Andrew Niccol, Amanda Seyfried, THR Online, United Kingdon, Sci Film Anon