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Watch Kathryn Bigelow Direct A Scene With The New iPhone

The release of the latest iPhone has been accompanied by the usual fanfare; Apple always does a dramatic rollout for its new product, and the iPhone 13 is no exception. This time, the company has enlisted a couple of filmmakers, who are no stranger to doing dramatizations, to help model the moviemaking possibilities of the iPhone 13.A new video shows Kathryn Bigelow, the Oscar-winning director of "The Hurt Locker," and Greig Fraser, the Oscar-nominated cinematographer of "Lion," using the iPhone...
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Amazon Denies Reports of Nicole Kidman’s Early Exit From ‘Expats’ Series, But Can’t Escape Backlash Over Show’s Politics

Amazon Studios has denied Hong Kong press reports that Nicole Kidman walked off the production of “Expats” in Hong Kong. Instead, filming is to continue despite ongoing controversy. “Nicole wrapped as scheduled, she did not leave early. She always had other projects she was committed to. The production is not stalled or on hiatus, it […]
Tags: Amazon, Asia, Hong Kong, News, Global, Production, Nicole Kidman, Expats, Nicole, Amazon Studios, Lulu Wang, Hong Kong Instead

Amazon Grapples With Backlash Over Politics and Privilege in Hong Kong-Set Drama Series ‘Expats’

Amazon Studios has denied Hong Kong press reports that Nicole Kidman walked off the production of “Expats” in Hong Kong. Instead, filming is to continue despite ongoing controversy. “Nicole wrapped as scheduled, she did not leave early. She always had other projects she was committed to. The production is not stalled or on hiatus, it […]
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, News, Global, Production, Nicole Kidman, Expats, Nicole, Amazon Studios, Lulu Wang, Hong Kong Instead

Nicole Kidman and Amazon Series ‘The Expats’ Gets Quarantine Exemption From Image-Conscious Hong Kong Regime

The Hong Kong government has confirmed it has given Nicole Kidman an exemption from the city’s strict quarantine procedures, while currently tightening inbound travel restrictions for ordinary residents. Through her Blossom Films production company, Kidman is attached as an executive producer on “The Expats,” an Amazon Studios series directed by U.S.-based Chinese helmer Lulu Wang […]
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, News, Global, Nicole Kidman, Kidman, Amazon Studios, Lulu Wang, The Expats, Hong Kong Regime

Director Lee Isaac Chung Exits Paramount’s Live-Action Your Name Movie

According to Deadline, Oscar-nominated filmmaker Lee Isaac Chung (Minari) is officially no longer set to direct and write Paramount Pictures’ long-in-development film adaptation of Makoto Shinkai’s hit fantasy anime pic Your Name. His withdrawal from the live-action project was reportedly due to scheduling conflicts. The outlet notes that the studio has already started talking to several potential filmmakers to replace Chung. RELATED: Netflix’s Live-Action Cowboy Bebop Brings Back Original Anime...
Tags: Japan, Comedy, Movies, Sci-fi, US, Netflix, Tokyo, Toho, Anime, Paramount Pictures, Paramount, Chung, J J Abrams, Movie News, Makoto Shinkai, Marc Webb

Jack Huston Joins Amazon’s Lulu Wang, Nicole Kidman Drama Series ‘Expats’

Jack Huston has been cast in the upcoming Amazon series “Expats,” the adaptation of Janice Y.K. Lee’s novel “The Expatriates Set against the fabric of Hong Kong, “Expats” is the story of an international community whose lives are bound together forever after a sudden family tragedy. Huston will play David Starr, who has long lived […]
Tags: Amazon, Hong Kong, News, Jack Huston, Janice Y K Lee, Huston, David Starr, Lulu Wang, Jack Huston Joins Amazon, Lulu Wang Nicole Kidman

From spore to table: How home gardening and growing kits support sustainability efforts

Growing kits such as ones from Back to the Roots can help anyone cultivate a kitchen garden. Karen K. Ho During the pandemic, many people have turned to home gardening to grow their own food. One company said sales of introductory mushroom-growing supplies had risen by 400% over the past year. Growing kits make the at-home farming experience more accessible while promoting sustainability. Subscribe to Insider Sustainability. During the pandemic, interest in home gardening bloomed. Sales in...
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Robert De Niro to Star in ‘About My Father,’ Based on Stand-Up Comic Sebastian Maniscalco’s Life

Robert De Niro is set to play standup comic Sebastian Maniscalco‘s dad. De Niro has been tapped to star in About My Father, an upcoming comedy loosely based on Maniscalco’s life, set during a weekend in which Maniscalco clashes with his old-school Italian immigrant dad. Variety reports that De Niro has joined the cast of About My Father as Maniscalco’s dad Salvo, who disagrees with Sebastian’s plan “to propose to his all-American girlfriend, prompting Salvo to insist on crashing a weekend wi...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Casting, Disney, Tom Hanks, Robert-De-Niro, Depth of Field, Paul Weitz, True Story, Martin Scorsese, Laura, Sebastian, Salvo, De Niro, James Myers, Nathan Kahane

Nomadland Tops 2021 Independent Spirit Awards, Full List of Winners

Hosted by Saturday Night Live cast member Melissa Villaseñor, the 36th annual Independent Spirit Awards has finally aired last night on the IFC channel, with Searchlight Pictures’ Nomadland continuing its winning streak by taking home four major awards in the film categories. Presenters last night included the appearances of last year’s winners Adam Sandler and Renee Zellweger along with Daveed Diggs, Julia Garner, Kathryn Hahn, Annie Murphy and Lulu Wang. For the first time in Spirit Awards hi...
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The Closure of Arclight Cinemas Has L.A. Movie Lovers in Mourning — and Asking, Can It Be Saved?

The news that the Arclight Cinemas are closing permanently — part of the larger closure that includes Pacific Theaters in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic — hit the film industry, and the greater Los Angeles community, like a shockwave. Filmmaker John August was one of the first to tweet about the news: “Oh no. […]
Tags: News, Los Angeles, John August, Pacific Theatres, Barry Jenkins, ArcLight Cinemas, Lulu Wang

Watch: Wong Kar-wai Directed a Lunar New Year Short Film for Mercedes Benz

Wong Kar-wai has been relatively quiet since his last feature film, The Grandmaster, was released in 2013. But the renowned Hong Kong director has been ramping things up recently, preparing a new TV series, producing the Thai Sundance film One for the Road, and shooting a Lunar New Year commercial for Mercedes Benz. Or “curating” a commercial, as the text claims onscreen, though the short film has all the hallmarks of a Wong film. Watch short below. Wong Kar-wai Short for Mercedes Benz ...
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Watch: Lulu Wang's iPhone-Shot Chinese New Year Short Film 'Nian'

"She's curious, that's all… And the forest is a magical place." While developing her next projects, Chinese-American filmmaker Lulu Wang (director of The Farewell) has partnered with Apple to create a new short film shot entirely on the iPhone. Titled Nian, the film was made on the iPhone 12 Pro Max by Apple. Wang could not travel, so she directed it while a crew in China filmed. A Chinese New Year legend reimagined as a contemporary coming-of-age story. Nian tells the story of a brave young...
Tags: Apple, Movies, China, Short Film, Totoro, Wang, To Watch, Nian, Lulu Wang, Alex Weston

Amazon Show ‘Hope’ Will Be the Next Nicole Kidman Series

Nicole Kidman seems to really enjoy doing TV work. Not only did she do both seasons of Big Little Lies and The Undoing for HBO, but she’s also turned in performances on shows like Top of the Lake and is set to star in the upcoming Hulu series Nine Perfect Strangers. And now she’s added yet another series to her resume: Hope, an Amazon series based on the Norweigan film of the same name. The show will follow “twelve days of a family’s Christmas together, the unraveling of a marriage, with six ch...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, Hope, Television, Movies, Casting, Aaron Sorkin, Nicole-kidman, Hulu, Bell, Lighthouse, Lucille Ball, Kidman, Ricardos, Alice Bell, Robert Eggers

Watch: ‘The Farewell’ Director Lulu Wang Shot a New Short Film on an iPhone and You Can Watch It Now

Lulu Wang reunited with her team from the Golden Globe-nominated The Farewell to shoot a film on Apple’s fancy new iPhone in honor of Lunar New Year. In the short, Nian, Wang puts a new twist on an old Chinese folktale in an 11-minute short that manages to capture a feeling of Studio Ghibli-style magic. Watch the entire short film below. Watch Nian, Lulu Wang’s Lunar New Year Short If Spike Jonze’s Where the Wild Things Are met up with Hayao Miyazaki’s My Neighbor Totoro, it would look ...
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Apple Shares 'Shot on iPhone' Short Film By Lulu Wang for Chinese New Year

Apple today shared a new video in its ongoing "Shot on iPhone" series, this time highlighting a short film about a Chinese New Year legend reimagined as a contemporary coming-of-age story. Directed by American filmmaker Lulu Wang, "Nian" tells the story of a little girl who grows curious about a mythical creature that lives in the forest and – so her parents say – likes to eat children. But when her rice cakes are mysteriously eaten in the woods one day by an unseen presence, the little girl...
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Apple Releases Lulu Wang’s Heartwarming Short Film ‘Nian’ for Chinese New Year, Shot Entirely on iPhone 12 Pro Max

Apple tapped director Lulu Wang to showcase the cinematic features of the tech company’s latest iPhone. Wang, who wrote and directed 2019 feature film “The Farewell,” directed a new short for Apple in celebration of Chinese New Year, “Nian,” which puts a fresh twist on a well-known Chinese folktale. (Watch below or at this link.) […]
Tags: Apple, Asia, News, Wang, Lulu Wang, Iphone 12

Keira Knightley: I won't shoot any more sex scenes directed by men

The actor says she feels very uncomfortable trying to portray the male gaze and says she’s ‘too vain’ to shoot intimate scenesKeira Knightley has expressed her discomfort with shooting intimate scenes, saying that she will no longer do so if the film is directed by a man.In conversation with director Lulu Wang and writer-producer Diane Solway on the Chanel Connects podcast, Knightley credited the “male gaze” and her own personal vanity with the decision. Continue reading...
Tags: Keira Knightley, Film, Women, Film Industry, Culture, Feminism, Chanel, Knightley, Lulu Wang, Diane Solway

Keira Knightley Reveals Discomfort of Male Gaze: ‘I’d Just Rather Not Stand In Front Of A Group Of Men Naked’

Oscar-nominated actor Keira Knightley (“The Imitation Game”) has revealed her discomfort in falling under the “male gaze” while filming intimate scenes. In conversation with “The Farewell” filmmaker Lulu Wang and writer-producer Diane Solway on the Chanel Connects podcast, Knightley said her decision to add a no nudity clause to her contract since becoming a mother […]
Tags: News, Keira Knightley, Global, Chanel, Knightley, Lulu Wang, Diane Solway

The 10 Biggest Movie Scares of 2020

It’s been a deceptive 12 months, depending on where you get your information. Some narratives might suggest that 2020 is the year movies vanished, but I’d suggest quite the opposite by my view count. I bested my reigning new-release record in the horror genre alone by roughly thirty titles, noting how streaming and VOD dominated the genre. This made it relatively easy to assemble best-of recap lists since, well, there were so many options. Crazy to admit while theaters still have their lights ...
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Hollywood Slams Golden Globes for Categorizing ‘Minari’ as Foreign Language Film: ‘Enough of This Nonsense’

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s category guidelines ignited an outcry Tuesday when it was announced that “Minari” would be classified as a foreign language film for Golden Globes voters. Directors, writers and actors including Lulu Wang, Phil Lord, Celeste Ng and Daniel Dae Kim condemned the organization’s longstanding policy, saying it was time to change […]
Tags: News, Daniel Dae Kim, Hollywood Foreign Press Association, Lulu Wang, Lee Isaac Chung, Minari, Hollywood Slams Golden Globes, Lulu Wang Phil Lord Celeste Ng

Golden Globes Won’t Allow ‘Minari’ to Compete in the Regular Best Picture Categories

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has made a controversial decision about which categories A24’s new family drama Minari will be allowed to compete in for the 2021 Golden Globes. Though studios are allowed to choose which categories that their films are submitted for, the 89 journalists from around the world are the ones who choose whether or not to accept them. Unfortunately, they’ve decided that since Minari is primarily in Korean, it will not be allowed to compete in either of the regu...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Awards, America, Arkansas, Brad Pitt, Golden Globes, A24, Hfpa, Daniel Dae Kim, Hollywood Foreign Press Association, Steven Yeun, Shang Chi, Lulu Wang, Simu Liu, Lee Isaac Chung

The Wedding Episode

Craig and John talk movie weddings with special guest Aline Brosh McKenna. We look at the tropes, the challenges and the unique opportunities wedding scenes provide. We also look at the agreement between the WGA and CAA, and answer listener questions about writing the weather and bombing a pitch. And in our bonus segment for premium members, we discuss our post-vaccination hopes and plans. Links: CAA and WGA Agreement Japanese Rent A Family on Twitter Japan’s Rent A Family Industry by Elif ...
Tags: Japan, Caa, John, Craig, Rachel Bloom, Aline Brosh McKenna, WGA, Peter Chiarelli, Craig Mazin, Screenwriting, Scriptnotes, Max Barbakow, Adele Lim, Lulu Wang, Megana Rao, Andy Siara

Lulu Wang, Barry Jenkins Buy Melissa Cobb’s Elegant L.A. Estate

Back in May, Netflix VP Melissa Cobb hoisted her elegant Eastside L.A. home onto the market amid substantial publicity. The half-acre estate recently sold for $5.1 million — a sizable chunk off Cobb’s $5.85 million ask but still a very big number for the area — to fellow showbiz success stories Lulu Wang (“The Farewell”) […]
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Lulu Wang and Adele Lim on Lessons From ‘Mulan’: Why Hollywood Must Reimagine Asian-Inspired Stories

When Lulu Wang read the announcement that Ron Howard would direct legendary Chinese pianist Lang Lang’s Hollywood-produced biopic, she took to Twitter to raise the question, “Have we learned nothing from ‘Mulan?'” In a series of tweets, the writer-director of “The Farewell” questioned the move, challenging the creative team’s limited understanding of both Chinese cultural […]
Tags: Asia, Hollywood, News, Features, Mulan, Ron Howard, Lang Lang, Adele Lim, Peilin Chou, Over the Moon, Lulu Wang

‘The Lion King’ Follow-Up is Coming from ‘Moonlight’ Director Barry Jenkins

Disney is returning to Pride Rock again. The House of Mouse is developing a follow-up to Jon Favreau’s 2019 CG-animated remake of The Lion King and has tapped Oscar-winning Moonlight director Barry Jenkins to helm the follow-up. It’s unclear if the film will adapt the direct-to-video animated The Lion King II, or if it will include the film’s all-time banger of a song, “One of Us.” If not…deception and disgrace.  Walt Disney Studios has set Barry Jenkins to direct the Lion King follow-up, Dea...
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The Lion King Sequel in Development with Director Barry Jenkins

BEGIN SLIDESHOW The Lion King Sequel in Development with Director Barry Jenkins According to Variety, Disney is developing a sequel to 2019’s photorealistic remake of The Lion King with Oscar-winner Barry Jenkins (Moonlight, If Beale Street Could Talk) set to direct the project. Jeff Nathanson, the writer of the 2019 Oscar-nominated film, is returning to pen the sequel. Jenkins partner, director Lulu Wang, posted about the news on Twitter, which you can check out below! ...
Tags: Movies, John Oliver, Disney, Broadway, Jon Stewart, Seth Rogen, James Earl Jones, Emmy, Jon Favreau, Tinker Bell, Scar, Lions, Luke Cage, Rafiki, Jenkins, Donald Glover

Ron Howard Will Direct a Biopic About Pianist Lang Lang

Ron Howard will direct a biopic about Lang Lang, the acclaimed Chinese concert pianist. The movie will be based on Lang’s autobiography Journey of a Thousand Miles, with Michelle Mulroney and Kieran Mulroney handling the screenplay. Howard plans to start work on the film after he finishes the Thai Cave Rescue movie Thirteen Lives. Variety says Ron Howard will direct a Lang Lang biopic for AGC Studio, with longtime Howard collaborator Brian Grazer, as well as Imagine Entertainment Presiden...
Tags: Movies, China, Berlin, Netflix, Beijing, Vatican, Ron-Howard, True Story, Farewell, Brian Grazer, Howard, Variety, Jose Andres, Lang Lang, Vienna Philharmonic, Grazer

Lee Isaac Chung Tapped to Write/Direct Live-Action Your Name

Lee Isaac Chung tapped to write/direct live-action Your Name After initially having Marc Webb (The Amazing Spider-Man) set to direct the live-action adaptation of Your Name, Paramount Pictures, Bad Robot Productions and Toho have shifted gears and tapped Lee Isaac Chung (Minari) to rewrite and direct the new take on Makoto Shinkai’s acclaimed anime, according to Deadline. RELATED: Lulu Wang to Helm English Adaptation of Like Father, Like Son PB = PB || {}; ...
Tags: Japan, Movies, US, Tokyo, Toho, Cannes film festival, Paramount Pictures, Paramount, Chung, Skywalker, David Benioff, Movie News, Makoto Shinkai, Marc Webb, Genki Kawamura, Emily V Gordon

Lulu Wang to Helm English Adaptation of Like Father, Like Son

Lulu Wang to helm English adaptation of Like Father, Like Son After breaking out with the Golden Globe-nominated dramedy The Farewell, writer/director Lulu Wang has found her next feature project in the form of an English-language adaptation of the 2013 Cannes hit Like Father, Like Son, according to Variety. RELATED: The Expatriates: Lulu Wang Sets Nicole Kidman Drama for Amazon PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefr...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Nicole Kidman, Paul Weitz, Steven Spielberg, Cannes, Chris, Golden Globe, Hirokazu Kore, Wang, Focus Features, Sarah Ruhl, ComingSoon, Movie News, DreamWorks Pictures, Awkwafina

Lerman & Butterfield to Lead James Schamus’ College Republicans

Lerman & Butterfield to lead James Schamus’ College Republicans James Schamus has begun building his cast for the fact-inspired coming-of-age story College Republicans, reuniting with Indignation star Logan Lerman and signing Asa Butterfield (Sex Education) to portray young versions of Lee Atwater and Karl Rove, according to Deadline. RELATED: Percy Jackson: Logan Lerman Open to Return as a New Character in the Disney+ Series PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlo...
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