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Gamespot Implies Lord of the Rings Is Racist; Gets Thrown Into Mount Doom

GameSpot joined a chorus of other voices who are ready to desecrate J.R.R. Tolkien’s grave and insist that his legendary The Lord of the Rings series was not “diverse enough”, and that it was a point of contention in Peter Jackson’s films – actual Tolkien fans spoke out against this nonsense and pointed out the […]
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Hailee Steinfeld Says Playing Emily Dickinson Prepared Her For Hawkeye's Kate Bishop

If you haven't been keeping up with your Apple TV+ shows — and sadly, not enough viewers have — you may not have seen Hailee Steinfeld in "Dickinson." However, if you're a Marvelite — as many moviegoers and Disney+ subscribers are — you're surely aware that she will be playing the self-styled "world's greatest archer," Kate Bishop, in the upcoming "Hawkeye" streaming series."Hawkeye" is one of those Disney+ shows that we told you to keep on your radar for later this year, along with the Peter Ja...
Tags: Apple, Television, Movies, News, Disney, Peter Jackson, Emily Dickinson, Hailee Steinfeld, Hawkeye, Dickinson, Spider Gwen, Steinfeld, Kate Bishop, Coen Brothers True Grit, Juliet Hawkeye

A Sneak Peek of Peter Jackson’s New Beatles Documentary Get Back: Watch the New Trailer

In much the same way David Lynch gave us way more Twin Peaks than we’d ever hoped for in 2017, Peter Jackson and the Beatles are giving us nothing like the little seen and quickly shelved Let It Be documentary from 1970, but a full six hours of the final musical works of the Beatles. Premiering on Disney Plus (yes, I know, you gotta pay money to the Mouse) over three days after Thanksgiving, this six-hour series is the big one fans of the various remasters, repackages, and remixes have b...
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10 Amazing Musicals That Deserve Movie Adaptations

2021 has been a banner year for film musicals, with movies that tell original stories, adapt famous Broadway classics, and reimagine beloved favorites from new perspectives. Steven Spielberg's upcoming adaptation of "West Side Story" isn't the first time that Stephen Sondheim's tragic love story has been adapted to the big screen, as the beloved 1961 feature from Jerome Robbins and Robert Wise is a best picture-winning classic in its own right. However, Spielberg and screenwriter Tony Kushner lo...
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The Trailer for The Beatles: Get Back

If you’re even just a little bit interested in The Beatles, popular music, or making creative work, The Beatles: Get Back looks really good. Directed by Peter Jackson and utilizing dozens of hours of footage shot in 1969, this six-hour series documents the Beatles recording Let It Be, their final studio album release, and playing their infamous rooftop concert. The series premieres on Disney+ on November 25 and an accompanying book is out now. Previously: a six-minute preview of the series ...
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The Beatles Unveil Dramatic New Trailer for ‘Get Back’ Documentary

To judge by the first footage to be aired from the Beatles’ forthcoming “Get Back” documentary — created by “Lord of the Rings” director Peter Jackson from the 50-year-old footage from the group’s swan-song “Let It Be” movie — it would be a counter-narrative to the depressing “Let It Be” film. Where that film depicted the group’s […]
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The Beatles: Get Back Trailer Debuts For Disney+ Docuseries

Disney+ has finally released the official trailer for Peter Jackson’s long-in-development documentary The Beatles: Get Back, teasing the most intimate and honest glimpse into the creative process and relationship between John, Paul, George, and Ringo ever filmed. The three-part documentary series is scheduled to roll out over three days starting from November 25 through November 27, just in time for Thanksgiving. The Beatles: Get Back trailer, which you can check out below along with the poster,...
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Watch A Trailer For Peter Jackson’s Beatles Documentary Get Back

For a while now, Peter Jackson — perhaps best-known as the lord of the Lord Of The Rings extended film universe — has been working on a documentary about the recording sessions for the Beatles’ final album Let It Be. The Beatles: Get Back was originally supposed to be a movie, but a few months back we learned that it would instead be a six-hour Disney+ series, which will be doled out on the streaming service in two-hour installments over Thanksgiving weekend. Sounds like a great thing to bond ov...
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Full-Length Trailer for Peter Jackson's 60s Doc 'The Beatles: Get Back'

"Don't let me down!" Disney has debuted a full-length official trailer for the new The Beatles documentary called The Beatles: Get Back, arriving on Disney+ this November. It was originally supposed to open as one long film playing in theaters exclusively last year, but with delays they're skipping theaters entirely to launch digitally exclusively. And it is being split into 3 episodes as a "docuseries" instead of a film. This is director Peter Jackson's latest work (following They Shall Not...
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Get Back Trailer: Peter Jackson Lets The Beatles Be In Disney+ Docuseries

Disney+ has released the official trailer and key art for director Peter Jackson's upcoming three-part docuseries "The Beatles: Get Back," which is set to roll out just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday on November 25, 26, and 27, 2021. The footage gives a unique, unfiltered look at The Beatles during the January 1969 recording sessions for what would become their final released album "Let It Be" ("Abbey Road" was recorded after but came out earlier).Said footage is derived from director Mich...
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How to trigger your own professional 'hot streak' to excel at work

Hot streaks don't happen randomly - they follow a specific recipe for success. Getty Images Hot streaks are definitive periods of unusual success in your profession or career. To create a hot streak, first test out multiple creative options and then focus your energy on one specifically. This sequence of 'exploration' followed by 'exploitation' has proven successful across different industries. Inspiration struck Dashun Wang in a museum. Some time ago, he was visiting ...
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007: 7 Directors Who Almost Helmed A Bond Movie (& 8 Who Should)

The most important hire in the making of a James Bond movie is the casting of 007 himself, but the second most important is choosing a director. To pull off a great Bond movie, a filmmaker needs to have a fundamental understanding of what makes the character and his stories work, a unique take on the familiar formula, and most importantly, experience with directing action.When a new Bond movie is in development, the first few choices for the director’s chair might turn down the job, or suffer fr...
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14 Awesome Horror Movies That Never Got Sequels

In these days of abundant sequels and prequels, it's rare when a horror movie is not part of a franchise, but there are films that break the mold. In some cases, the movie promised a sequel that never came. In others, the follow-up was either canceled or wasn't viable due to the original's poor box office receipts for the original. Sometimes, sequels end languishing in development hell, trapped in a maze of convoluted arguments over rights. In a few cases, there's no sequel because there's no wa...
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Andy Serkis Thinks The Future Of Mo-Cap Means Playing Photo-Real Figures From History

Director, actor, and certified mo-cap expert Andy Serkis is hot off directing "Venom: Let There Be Carnage" and he has some hot takes that he wants to share. And by hot takes I mean strange and also vaguely unsettling predictions about the future of facial capture. Serkis, who is perhaps best known for his portrayal of Gollum in all of the "Lord of the Rings" movies and Caesar in the new "Planet of the Apes" trilogy, has an interesting perspective on these kinds of things. He's watched the techn...
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Every King Kong Movie Ranked From Worst To Best

Considered by many to be one of cinema's greatest icons, King Kong has undoubtedly left his mark on the world of pop culture. From his groundbreaking introduction in 1933 all the way to his most recent monster rumble, Kong continues to inspire filmgoers across the globe. And with his impressive height, signature skyscraper-busting moves, and a stare that can cut most adversaries down to size, Kong proves that even if you're a creature of few words, you can still leave a memorable impact.Yet, wit...
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Kate Winslet’s 10 Best Film Roles: Roses, Clementines and Unhappy Wives

Kate Winslet has become been one of the most respected and gifted actors of her generation, with an impressive career that spans over 25 years (and two outings with Leonardo DiCaprio). She started out working with Peter Jackson on the crime thriller “Heavenly Creatures” (1994) and has dipped into pieces from classic literature, modern auteurs […]
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The 15 Best '90s Horror Movies Ranked

The '90s was a fascinating decade in which Furbies, Beanie Babies, and Tamagotchi's ruled toy stores, "Friends" dominated TV, Nirvana took over the radio, and people were dancing willy-nilly to the Macarena. Technological advances were shaking up society, with the advancement of the World Wide Web culminating in the launch of a little site called Google in 1998. Bill Clinton's affair with Monica Lewinsky was one of the biggest scandals of the past half-century. Meanwhile, in the world of cinema,...
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The 10 Goriest Horror Movies Ever Made

Gore is not for everyone, not even all horror aficionados. For many viewers, a few severed limbs and disembowelment go a long way. Outside of the horror community, "gore" is almost a pejorative -- to some people, horror movies are splatter flicks, full stop. That isn't true, of course. Horror is diverse and haunting and enduring, and though there is some merit to the argument that gore can compensate for failures elsewhere, it's also an artform in and of itself. For filmmakers like Tom Savini, G...
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Every Peter Jackson Film Ranked From Worst To Best

Peter Jackson is a filmmaker whose career seems to align with James Cameron's. I know, I know. Let me explain. Both directors revealed an early interest in special effects by making terrific little genre films that still hold up decades later. Both went on to deliver some modern classics, then saw their later years lost to big-budget fantasy and sci-fi franchises that few people seem to be excited about. Cameron hasn't directed a feature film since 2009. Jackson hasn't helmed a non-Hobbit featur...
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Beatles on the brink: the truth about the Fab Four’s final days

The director’s new documentary weaves together hours of unseen footage to dispel many myths about the band’s final weeks. John Harris, who was involved in the project, tells the inside storyOn paper, the idea looked brilliant. In the opening weeks of January 1969, the Beatles were working up new songs for a televised concert, and being filmed as they did so. Where the event would take place was unclear – but as rehearsals at Twickenham film studios went on, one of their associates came up with t...
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Howard Shore in Talks to Compose Amazon’s Lord of the Rings Series

Per Deadline, Oscar-winning composer Howard Shore is in talks to return to score Amazon’s highly anticipated Lord of the Rings series, which will debut September 2, 2022. Shore composed all three of Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings film as well as Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy. His work on the series earned Shore three Academy Awards: Best Score for Fellowship and Return of the King and Best Song for ROTK. He also received three Golden Globes and four Grammys. The new epic drama brings to screens fo...
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Foundation Review: A Science Fiction Classic Finds Bold New Life

How do you adapt Isaac Asimov's "Foundation"? You can't. As written, the novel (and its sequels and prequels) aren't just impenetrable — they're downright un-cinematic. Asimov may have liked writing scenes about men sitting in rooms, having long conversations about societal downfalls and monumental events that have, will, or could happen, but it's hard to imagine a story more ready to die on a screen. It's is a series of novels where people tend to talk about action instead of engaging in it.So,...
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The Daily Stream: Martyrs Lane Haunts With Heart

(Welcome to The Daily Stream, an ongoing series in which the /Film team shares what they've been watching, why it's worth checking out, and where you can stream it.)The Movie: "Martyrs Lane"Where You Can Stream It: ShudderThe Pitch: Ten-year-old Leah (Kiera Thompson) lives with her increasingly distant mother Sarah (Denise Gough) in a massive vicarage filled with various souls in varying stages of survival. During the day, the place is jumping with parishioners giving and receiving support; come...
Tags: Movies, Stephen King, Guillermo Del Toro, Peter Jackson, Mom, Sarah, Del Toro, Rachel, Leah, Bex, Celia, Peter Strickland, Anne Muller, Małgorzata szumowska, Ann Turner, Sarah Gough

Topher Grace 'Confirms' He's In Spider-Man: No Way Home And So Is Aquaman

Topher Grace's irreverent mentality is pretty well-known. He is, after all, the guy who in his spare time famously edited all three of George Lucas' "Star Wars" prequels into one short movie, and then subsequently gave the same treatment to Peter Jackson's "Hobbit" trilogy. But now the former "That 70's Show" star is making fun one of his most famous screen characters: Eddie Brock, aka Venom from 2007's "Spider-Man 3." In a Reddit AMA (via Pajiba) to celebrate the return of his ABC sitcom "Home ...
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Lord Of The Rings Composer Howard Shore May Return For The Amazon TV Series

Amazon's "The Lord of the Rings" series may not technically be associated with Peter Jackson's widely influential trilogy, but that's not stopping the ambitious streaming service production from finding common ground through a handful of shared elements anyway.First it was the decision to film the first season in New Zealand, which famously provided the backdrop for the magnificent vistas and gorgeous landscapes of Middle-earth throughout the trilogy of classic movies back in the late 1990s and ...
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Venom: Let There Be Carnage Will Test The Limits Of PG-13, Says Director Andy Serkis

Look, every kid who grew up reading the "Maximum Carnage" storyline dreamed of a big R-rated movie version. A serial killer with Venom's powers running amok? Get out of here with that, it's too badass. We're finally getting Carnage on the big screen, but sadly the film will be PG-13. Director Andy Serkis knows the perception is that a PG-13 introduction for Carnage is making some fans nervous and is doing what he can to alleviate those concerns. In a conversation with IGN, Serkis had this to say...
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Lord of the Rings actors praise Italian man who lives as a hobbit

Elijah Wood among stars to laud project of Nicolas Gentile to transform land into personal ‘shire’Lord of the Rings actors including Elijah Wood have expressed their support for the project of an Italian man who lives as a hobbit and is building his personal “shire” from JRR Tolkien’s fictional Middle-earth in Italy.In a series of video messages posted on Monday on Instagram, the actors who played the hobbits in Peter Jackson’s movie expressed their appreciation for the project by Nicolas Gentil...
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Denis Villeneuve Wanted To Film Two Dune Movies Back To Back, But That Plan Got Axed

In some corners of the internet (present company included), rampant excitement over the fact that a filmmaker as capable and qualified as Denis Villeneuve would be attempting to translate "Dune" to the big screen has steadily turned into concern over the fact that "Dune" has all the makings of being the exact opposite of a "Movies are back, baby!" billion dollar-grossing crowd-pleaser.As influential as the original Frank Herbert novel undeniably is, the target audience for the lore-heavy fantasy...
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Scientists identify key conditions to set up a creative ‘hot streak’

Researchers use AI to reveal runs of artistic success are commonly preceded by an experimental phaseWhether it is the director Marta Meszaros, or the artist Jackson Pollock, those in creative careers often experience a particular burst of success.Now researchers have used artificial intelligence to reveal such “hot streaks” are commonly preceded by an experimental phase followed by a focus on one particular approach once the winning period has begun. Continue reading...
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31-Disc Middle-earth Ultimate Collector’s Edition Gets October Release

Warner Bros. has given the Middle-earth Ultimate Collector’s Edition release date. The massive 31-disc set features the theatrical and extended versions of all six films — The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King — in 4K Ultra HD and on Blu-ray Discs remastered from the 4K master —...
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