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Gemini Man uses de-aging technology to make a case against de-aging technology

Final numbers are still rolling in, but it seems safe to say that Gemini Man is not the hit anyone involved might have hoped it would be. Ang Lee’s science fiction action movie, starring Will Smith as both an aging assassin and his younger, stronger, faster clone, landed in third place at the box office this weekend…Read more...
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Weekend Box Office: No One Can Defeat ‘Joker’, Not Even ‘The Addams Family’ or ‘Gemini Man’ (But Hey, How About That ‘Parasite’!)

The weekend box office returns are in, and once again, Joker reigns supreme. The Todd Phillips movie starring Joaquin Phoenix as a crazy killer clown who loves to dance ended up at the top of the box office for the second week in a row. As far as new releases go, The Addams Family had a strong opening at second place. But Gemini Man, starring Will Smith and Will Smith, had trouble drawing a crowd. The real winner of the weekend, though, was Bong Joon Ho‘s Parasite, which only opened in three th...
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Ang Lee Just Can’t Quit His High Frame-Rate Obsession

Uh-oh, Ang Lee, what happened to you? “If you’re wondering why a filmmaker as good as Ang Lee couldn’t, in this case, see the forest for the schlock, the answer may be that Gemini Man, which was shot at 120 frames per second, indicates that he’s become an apostle of technology first and a filmmaker second. He’s been to the mountaintop and has seen the light of high frame rate. He wanted a big dazzling action movie to hang his new world on, and he found one.” – Variety
Tags: Art, Media, Ang Lee, 10.13.19

Faulty Projection: How Ang Lee Doubled Down on His High-Frame-Rate Obsession (Column)

Three years ago, when Ang Lee stood in front of an audience at the New York Film Festival to introduce the world-premiere showing of “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk,” the first words out of his mouth were “I’m not crazy.” He said it with a grin, but it struck me as an odd joke. Whoever […]
Tags: Will Smith, Columns, Ang Lee, Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, Gemini Man

CS Interview: Ang Lee Talks This Weekend’s Gemini Man

BEGIN SLIDESHOW CS Interview: Ang Lee Talks This Weekend’s Gemini Man Paramount Pictures invited to speak with director Ang Lee in New York for this weekend’s Gemini Man. We talked with him about comparisons to his 2003 Hulk, as well as bringing a two-decade old spec script to the screen. Check out the interview below! RELATED: Gemini Man Featurette Highlights Digital Human Technology Gemini Man follows the story of an older, elite assassin named Henry Brogan (Will Smith) w...
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How Gemini Man’s visual effects kept Will Smith out of the uncanny valley

In Gemini Man, Will Smith battles a clone of himself who's 30 years younger. We talked to the film's visual effects team to learn how they turned back the clock on one of Hollywood's most familiar faces.
Tags: Hollywood, Trends, Features, Will Smith, Ang Lee, Visual Effects, Vfx, WETA Digital, Movies & TV, Gemini Man, Gemini Man Will Smith

'Gemini Man' is pacing to be a huge box-office flop this weekend and lose the studio millions

Paramount's "Gemini Man" took in $1.6 million at Thursday night previews.  That puts its projection for the weekend at $24 million to $29 million, according to Variety. It's a bad start for a movie made for $138 million. The Will Smith action movie has been slaughtered by critics and only has a 28% critic score on Rotten Tomatoes. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.   It's not looking good for Will Smith's latest movie.  Paramount's "Gemini Man," the latest action movie from t...
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'Gemini Man' is pacing to be a huge box-office flop this weekend and lose its studio millions

Paramount's "Gemini Man" took in $1.6 million at Thursday-night previews. Its projection for the weekend is now $24 million to $29 million, according to Variety. It's a bad start for a movie made for $138 million. The Will Smith action movie has been slaughtered by critics and has only a 28% critic score on Rotten Tomatoes. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. It's not looking good for Will Smith's latest movie. Paramount's "Gemini Man," the latest action movie from the two-tim...
Tags: US, Trends, Alibaba, Will Smith, Warner Bros, Smith, Ang Lee, Tobey Maguire, Paramount, Lee, Pi Brokeback Mountain, Skydance Media Fosun Pictures, Harrison Ford Mel Gibson Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone Then Lee

How the ‘Gemini Man’ VFX Team Digitally Created a Younger Version of Will Smith

More human than human — yes, that’s a “Blade Runner” reference — yet it sounds like an unattainable standard when it comes to creating believable, photorealistic, digital human characters. But the visual effects team on Ang Lee’s “Gemini Man” set its sights on something even more difficult: creating a digital version of young Will Smith […]
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‘Gemini Man’ Director Ang Lee on 120 Frames Per Second and Staying Edgy [Interview]

Gemini Man is a globetrotting 3D action movie with assassins, motorcycle chases, and that emphasizes the value of life, so it’s no surprise that it’s directed by Ang Lee. The visionary director behind Life of Pi and Brokeback Mountain once again pushes the envelope with his high-frame-rate and Will Smith-headlined cinematic experiment. Similar to many Ang Lee movies, Gemini Man has an identity crisis, repression, and father issues to go along with the popcorn entertainment, which, like his Bill...
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Will Smith vs. Will Smith vs. Ang Lee

With “Gemini Man,” about an assassin and his much younger clone, the actor was forced to confront his career choices — and his director’s view of his career choices.
Tags: Movies, News, Will Smith, Smith, Ang Lee, Will, Lee, Ang, Actors and Actresses, Gemini Man (Movie

Hear an Exclusive From the ‘Gemini Man’ Soundtrack

Lorne Balfe, the composer responsible for the pulse-pounding score to Mission: Impossible – Fallout, is back with Gemini Man. Bafle’s Gemini Man score features the same type of propulsive, churning, tension-building sound so prevalent in Fallout, lending weight to Ang Lee‘s action thriller. We have an exclusive track from Loren Balfe’s Gemini Man soundtrack below. Gemini Man Soundtrack – Last Shot One of my favorite elements of Gemini Man was Lorne Balfe’s adrenaline-infused score. Ther...
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Clone Gunman: Will Smith Vs. Will Smith In Sluggish, Sterile 'Gemini Man'

Ang Lee directs Smith (and a digitally de-aged Smith) in this "bland, sluggish and sentimental" thriller.(Image credit: Ben Rosenstein/Paramount )
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'Gemini Man' was made in such a technically advanced way that zero movie theaters in the US can show it as intended

Oscar-winning director Ang Lee's "Gemini Man" was made in such an advanced way no theater in the US can play it in the form he intended. Lee shot the movie in 120 frames per second, which gives the movie an incredibly sharp look. Ideally, Lee wants the movie shown in theaters at that frame rate, on a 4K projector, and in 3D. Theaters in the US can't do all those elements at the same time. The closest is 120 fps, on a 2K projector, in 3D, which is available at 14 theaters. "At the end of the da...
Tags: Hollywood, Amc, Ben Affleck, US, Trends, Iowa, Oscar, Will Smith, James Cameron, Ang Lee, Dolby, Snoop Dogg, Brokeback Mountain, Kevin Smith, Lee, Paul Dergarabedian

Daily Podcast: Being Funny In 2019 Without Insensitivity? Matrix 4, Masters of the Universe, Inland, Gemini Man, Megalopolis

On the October 10, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to talk about the latest film and tv news, including The Matrix 4, Masters of the Universe, Inland, Gemini Man, Megalopolis and Joker .  In The News : HT: ‘The Matrix 4’ Gives ‘Aquaman’ Star Yahya Abdul-Mateen II the Red Pill Chris: ‘Masters of the Universe’ Reboot Might Go Straight to Netflix HT: ‘Inland’ TV Series...
Tags: Movies, Abc, Netflix, Ang Lee, Chris, Francis Ford Coppola, Marc Maron, Todd Phillips, Drew Goddard, Peter Sciretta, Yahya Abdul Mateen II, Hoai Tran Bui, Chris Evangelista, Film Daily Podcast, Sam Hume, Universe Inland Gemini Man Megalopolis

Review: Two Will Smiths mean double the disappointment in perplexing 'Gemini Man'

Will Smith plays a middle-aged assassin and his 23-year-old clone, but his personal appeal and snazzy tech can't save Ang Lee's thriller 'Gemini Man.'         [Author: USA TODAY]
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‘Gemini Man’ review: Will Smith faceoff comes with intriguing tech tricks

Ang Lee's latest, starring Will Smith, is both action movie and experiment in film technology, and it’s more intriguing as the latter. Rating: 2.5 stars out of 4.
Tags: Movies, News, Entertainment, Will Smith, Ang Lee

Box Office Tracking: ‘Joker’ Likely to Beat Both ‘Gemini Man’ and ‘The Addams Family’

Two new wide-release movies are headed to theaters this weekend: Ang Lee’s Gemini Man, and the rather terrible-looking animated Addams Family movie. But it looks like the Clown Prince of Crime will continue to reign, as box office tracking indicates that Joker is expected to remain in first place. Not even two Will Smiths and cartoon Oscar Issac are enough to stop Joaquin Phoenix and his weird dance moves. Can anyone stop the dark and twisted Joker? Apparently not – at least not at the box o...
Tags: Movies, Box Office, Addams Family, Will Smith, Smith, Rotten Tomatoes, Ang Lee, Joaquin Phoenix, Joker, Todd Phillips, Gemini Man, The Addams Family, Isaac Charlize Theron Chloe Grace Moretz, Finn Wolfhard Gemini Man

Will Smith battles himself in one-dimensional thriller 'Gemini Man'

Will Smith battles himself in Ang Lee's one-dimensional thrill ride
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‘Gemini Man’ Review: Ang Lee’s Odd Action Experiment is More Video Game Than Movie

“I’m having trouble looking in the mirror lately,” says Henry Brogan (Will Smith), one of the world’s best assassins. He’s spent a large chunk of his career bumping off bad guys for the government, but now he wants to hang up his guns and retire at the ripe old age of 51. He’s tired of killing people, and for the first time in his deadly career, he’s actually starting to grow what might be considered a conscience. But if Henry thought looking in the mirror was hard, just wait until he comes fac...
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No Movie Theater In the U.S. Will Be Screening ‘Gemini Man’ As Director Ang Lee Intended

If you were pumped to see Ang Lee‘s Gemini Man in the 120 frames-per-second high frame rate 4K 3D format that director Ang Lee intended, you might want to sit down for some bad news. Not a single movie theater in America will be screening Lee’s film in that desired format. On top of that, only 14 theaters in the country will be able to screen something close to what Lee wanted – 3D with 120fps high frame rate, but no 4K. I’m not too wild about the concept of High Frame Rate films – like Pete...
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The Good House Adds Morena Baccarin, Rob Delaney And More

The Good House adds Morena Baccarin, Rob Delaney and more According to Deadline, Deadpool alums Morena Baccarin (Greenland) and Rob Delaney (Tom and Jerry) have been cast along with Beverly D’Angelo (Vacation), David Rasche (Kill Your Darlings), Rebecca Henderson (Westworld) and Molly Brown (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) in Amblin Partners’ upcoming film adaptation of The Good House. They join Golden Globe winner Sigourney Weaver and Oscar winner Kevin Kline, who are set to lead the cast. This p...
Tags: Movies, Dave, Salem, Greenland, Sigourney Weaver, Ang Lee, Kevin Kline, Rob Delaney, Amblin Partners, Golden Globe, Weaver, Beverly, Jerry, Kline, Morena Baccarin, Ivan Reitman

CGI Will Smith Has More Life in Him Than Gemini Man

Will Smith is a huge movie star in part because of his infectious charisma. He’s a great actor, too, but it was his charm and personality that aided him in becoming one of the biggest stars on the planet. Gemini Man, the latest film from Oscar-winning director Ang Lee, has not one but two Wills and neither has any of…Read more...
Tags: Science, Will Smith, Ang Lee, Paramount, Clones, Clive Owen, Benedict Wong, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Frame Rate, 3 D, Gemini Man

Box Office: ‘Joker’ to Fend Off ‘Gemini Man,’ ‘Addams Family’

They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky, they’re all together ooky — but can “The Addams Family” give “Joker” a run for its money at the domestic box office? MGM’s animated comedy about the notorious macabre kin is debuting in theaters this weekend alongside Paramount’s “Gemini Man,” an action thriller directed by Ang Lee […]
Tags: News, Box Office, Addams Family, Ang Lee, Paramount, MGM, Joker, Gemini Man

'Gemini Man' starring Will Smith is an astounding technical achievement with a truly terrible story

"Gemini Man," starring Will Smith as a hitman on the run from his younger self, has a story that comes nowhere close its technical achievement. Director Ang Lee shot the movie at 120 frames per second, which delivers the sharpest picture I've ever seen in a movie theater. But the story is dull and unoriginal. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.   The most frustrating thing about watching "Gemini Man" (in theaters Friday) is all the pieces are there for it to be a special fil...
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Gemini Man review: Stunning visuals can’t mask a weak story

Gemini Man dazzles with its amped-up frame rate and digital re-creation of a young Will Smith, but is hamstrung by a script that's not nearly as clever as the film's groundbreaking technical achievements.
Tags: Trends, Movie Reviews, Will Smith, Ang Lee, Paramount Pictures, WETA Digital, Movies & TV, Gemini Man

Will Smith Talks Digital De-Aging in Ang Lee’s ‘Gemini Man’

If Will Smith had access in real life to the de-aging technology used in his upcoming sci-fi thriller “Gemini Man,” the actor would have a few questions for his younger self. “I would go back to [1999’s] ‘Wild Wild West,’ and I would say, ‘a–hole why didn’t you do ‘The Matrix’?'” Smith joked with reporters […]
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