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How Editor John Ottman Helped Rescue ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ – Podcast

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What a difference a year makes.

After news broke last December that Fox was firing Bryan Singer as director on Bohemian Rhapsody, from the outside looking in, it didn’t appear as though things were going well for the Freddie Mercury biopic.

However, when it comes to executing his vision on-screen, Singer has continually surrounded himself with sublime below-the-line talent, and Ottman is a longtime collaborator who he’s worked with going make to their indie filmmaking days on such ’90s fare as the short Lion’s Den, and the Sundance Film Festival features Public Access and the Oscar-winning The Usual Suspects. And the editor doesn’t just put films like X-Men together, he typically composes the score as well, making him an anomaly in the industry (who actually does both on major studio films?).

Ottman catapulted Bohemian Rhapsody across the finish line with producers Graham King and Ep Denis O’Sullivan.
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‘Escape at Dannemora’ Review: Del Toro, Dano Pros at Playing Cons

Richard Matt and David Sweat’s 2015 upstate New York prison break was compared to The Shawshank Redemption because the duo cut through the walls of their cells and took a long tunnel to freedom. But if their methods were cinematic, their personalities — and that of Joyce “Tilly” Mitchell, the prison employee who helped them — were far from it, which presents a stumbling block for Showtime’s otherwise entertaining Escape at Dannemora. The seven-part miniseries — it debuts on Nov. 18th — has abundant talent in front of the camera and behind it.
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The Exact Year That Captain Marvel is Set in Has Been Revealed; What Were You Doing in 1995?

We’ve know that Captain Marvel will be set in the 90s. The Blockbuster Video store featured in the the trailer made sure we understand that. But, we’ve never been given an exact date until now.

According to Disney’s Japanese website, Carol Danvers will be "descending from the sky" in 1995.

That was a great year of movies that included Toy Story, Seven, Heat, Braveheart, Clueless, Apollo 13, The Usual Suspects, Bad Boys, Bill Madison, Golden Eye, 12 Monkeys, Babe, Empire Records, Jumanji, Die Hard With A Vengeance, Get Shorty, and more.

I was a sophomore in high school in 1995. I was spending a lot of time at the movies with my friends and shooting lots of short films with them. Going to Blockbuster every Friday night was a ritual. I spent a lot of time at the beach during those days and was hanging out in Hollywood a lot for some reason.
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Bohemian Rhapsody Is A Mediocre Movie With An Oscar-Worthy Performance - One Minute Movie Review

Queen is one of the most iconic rock bands in history, and the group’s lead singer, Freddie Mercury is easily one of the most legendary lead singers in the history of rock n roll. That’s why the idea of a movie based on the band’s rise to fame seems like such a gret idea. Bohemian Rhapsody is the latest feature from director Bryan Singer and stars Rami Malek in the lead role of Freddie Mercury. But does this movie live up to the hype, does this rock bio pic really rock?

Watch the 60-second review from One Minute Critic:

You can check out more 1-minute reviews on One Minute Critic's Instagram or Youtube page.
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'Bohemian Rhapsody' Rocks 'The Hollywood Reporter's' 'Behind the Screen' Podcast

'Bohemian Rhapsody' Rocks 'The Hollywood Reporter's' 'Behind the Screen' Podcast
A new Hollywood Reporter Behind the Screen podcast, released today, goes behind the making of Bohemian Rhapsody, the highly anticipated film chronicling the rise of British rock band Queen and the life of its legendary frontman, Freddie Mercury.

Hosted by THR tech editor Carolyn Giardina, this new Behind the Screen podcast series features conversations with editors, cinematographers, composers and other artists who create the magic of motion pictures.

In today's episode, Giardina is joined by Bohemian Rhapsody editor John Ottman.

Ottman is an award-winning editor and film composer. In fact, he has the distinction of having handled both roles on numerous films. They include The Usual Suspects, for ...
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‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Review: Rami Malek Will Rock You

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Review: Rami Malek Will Rock You
Put Rami Malek high on the last for best film performances of 2018. As Freddie Mercury, the lead singer of the British band Queen, the Mr. Robot star performs miracles, catching the look, strut and soul of Mercury, who died of complications from AIDS in 1991. Sadly, the film itself shows signs of a difficult birth. Sacha Baron Cohen was set to play Mercury before he left over creative differences. And director Bryan Singer (X-Men, The Usual Suspects) was fired for not showing up on set (an uncredited Dexter Fletcher replaced him).

So,
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Mahershala Ali could become the 7th performer with a perfect 2-for-2 Oscar record

Mahershala Ali could become the 7th performer with a perfect 2-for-2 Oscar record
What’s harder than winning more than Oscar? Having a perfect record while doing so. But that’s what our combined odds are forecasting for Mahershala Ali (“Green Book”), who could join the exclusive 2-for-2 club if he prevails in Best Supporting Actor.

Only six actors have never lost an Oscar from multiple nominations:

1. Luise Rainer: Best Actress for “The Great Ziegfeld” (1936) and “The Good Earth” (1937)

2. Vivien Leigh: Best Actress for “Gone with the Wind” (1939) and “A Streetcar Named Desire” (1951)

3. Helen Hayes: Best Actress for “The Sin of Madelon Claudet” (1932) and Best Supporting Actress for “Airport” (1970)

4. Kevin Spacey: Best Supporting Actor for “The Usual Suspects” (1995) and Best Actor for “American Beauty” (1999)

5. Hilary Swank: Best Actress for “Boys Don’t Cry” (1999) and “Million Dollar Baby” (2004)

6. Christoph Waltz: Best Supporting Actor for “Inglourious Basterds” (2009) and “Django Unchained” (2012)

See Mahershala Ali knocks Timothee Chalamet out of top spot
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Bohemian Rhapsody Review: Rami Malek Will Rock You as Freddie Mercury

Bohemian Rhapsody Review: Rami Malek Will Rock You as Freddie Mercury
Bohemian Rhapsody is a rollicking, high energy tribute to Queen; and their iconic lead singer, the legendary Freddie Mercury. The film will have you bouncing in your seat and dancing in the aisles, while shedding a tear or two along the way. Bohemian Rhapsody is unabashedly a helicopter biography. It embraces Freddie Mercury's dazzling persona with fervor. Choosing to focus on the talent, electrifying stage presence, and lifelong friendships that defined him. Those looking for deep insights into his character, or salacious details about his homosexuality, will have to be satisfied by fleeting glimpses. This Queen is definitely all killer.

Bohemian Rhapsody opens in 1970 with young Farrokh Bulsara (Rami Malek) tossing luggage at Heathrow airport. He disappoints his parents by partying late night at university rock shows. Farrokh introduces himself as Freddie to guitarist Brian May (Gwilym Lee) and drummer Roger Taylor (Ben Hardy). Their singer has just quit. He wants the job.
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Bryan Singer rebuts as-yet-unpublished Esquire article

Director of The Usual Suspects and Bohemian Rhapsody accuses magazine of ‘rehashing false accusations’

Director Bryan Singer has rebutted an as-yet-unpublished article in Esquire magazine, accusing it of being a “rehash [of] false accusations”.

In a post on Instagram, Singer – director of The Usual Suspects, X-Men, and Superman Returns – wrote: “I have known for some time that Esquire magazine may publish a negative article about me … what Esquire is attempting to do is a reckless disregard for the truth, making assumptions that are fictional and irresponsible.”
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Bryan Singer Strikes Out at Esquire Article on Sexual Assault Allegations

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Bryan Singer Strikes Out at Esquire Article on Sexual Assault Allegations
Bryan Singer is hitting out preemptively at an article in Esquire magazine that he implies will revisit sexual abuse and misconduct allegations that have been leveled at the director at various points in his career. The piece has yet to appear online, but in an Instagram post, Singer suggested that it will be released in conjunction with “Bohemian Rhapsody,” his upcoming Freddie Mercury biopic.

“I have known for some time that Esquire magazine may publish a negative article about me,” Singer wrote. “They have contacted my friends, colleagues and people I don’t even know. In today’s climate where people’s careers are being harmed by mere accusations, what Esquire is attempting to do is a reckless disregard for the truth, making assumptions that are fictional and irresponsible.”

Last year, Singer was accused of rape by Cesar Sanchez-Guzman, who claims the director assaulted him in 2003 at a yacht party.
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‘Vice’ could put Christian Bale in nice company as 7th man to sweep both acting Oscars

‘Vice’ could put Christian Bale in nice company as 7th man to sweep both acting Oscars
Now that the “Vice” trailer is out, Christian Bale — unrecognizable as Dick Cheney in the Adam McKay film — is gaining ground in our Best Actor predictions, rising to 4/1 odds to sit behind predicted champ Bradley Cooper (“A Star Is Born”). If the Oscar winner goes the all the way, he’d not only pick up his second statuette, but he’d become the seventh man to win in lead and supporting.

Bale, who won Best Supporting Actor for “The Fighter” (2010), would join a list that includes:

1. Jack Lemmon, Best Supporting Actor for “Mister Roberts” (1955) and Best Actor for “Save the Tiger” (1973)

2. Robert De Niro, Best Supporting Actor for “The Godfather Part II” (1974) and Best Actor for “Raging Bull” (1980)

3. Jack Nicholson, Best Actor for “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” (1975) and “As Good as It Gets (1997), and Best Supporting Actor for “Terms of Endearment” (1983)

4. Gene Hackman, Best Actor for “The French Connection
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‘Mfkz’ Review

Features the voices of: Kenn Michael, RZA, Vince Staples, Danny Trejo, Michael Chiklis, Giancarlo Esposito | Written by Guillaume Renard | Directed by Shoujirou Nishimi, Guillaume Renard

Released under the name “Mutafukaz” in international territories. Mfkz is a collaboration from French comic artist Guillaume “Run” Renard and ultra-hip Japanese animation house Studio 4°C, creators of Tekkonkinkreet, Genius Party and Mind Game. The Tekkonkinkreet dream team of Shoujirou Nishimi and art director Shinji Kimura reunite to bring to life a dark but stunningly animated sci-fi vision that mixes anime, film noir, Lucha Libre, and gang culture in an orgy of first-person shooter mayhem.

I honestly thought I had seen the best this year had to offer by way of animated movies after having seen Teen Titans Go: To The Movies… that was of course till I received a trailer for the Mfkz. Now I have been known to get a little bit excited
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Dito Montiel to Direct Thriller-Drama ‘Afterward’ (Exclusive)

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Dito Montiel to Direct Thriller-Drama ‘Afterward’ (Exclusive)
Cineville has attached writer-director Dito Montiel to the independent dramatic thriller “Afterward,” Variety has learned exclusively.

Production is planned to start in the spring of 2019. Producers are Thomas D. Adelman, production manager on “The Usual Suspects”; Elizabeth Gast Napolitano; Frederic Demey (“Female Fight Squad”) and Carl Colpaert.

The story centers on a father’s struggle to deal with the passing of his daughter, which leads him on a quest for truth and justice against corruption and small town politics.

Montiel made his feature directorial debut on 2006’s “A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints,” followed by “Fighting,” “The Son of No One,” “Empire State,” “Boulevard,” “Man Down,” and “The Clapper.”

“I’m excited to have Cineville behind me as we guide ‘Afterward’ into production,” he said. “While I’m hardly said to have a particular style or type of film I gravitate towards, ‘Afterward’ represents a challenging change of direction and a personal project for me,
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‘Black Site’ Review #2

Stars: Lauren Ashley Carter, Jessica-Jane Stafford, Sophia Del Pizzo, Angela Dixon, Jake Francis, Samantha Schnitzler, Bentley Kalu, Fredi ‘Kruga’ Nwaka, Phoebe Robinson-Galvin, Kris Johnson, Toby Osmond, Mike Beckingham, Alana Wallace | Written and Directed by Tom Paton

Not one but Three kick-ass powerful leading ladies. Break-neck fight choreography straight out of The Raid. A spellbinding and ear tickling 80s retro synth score. A chilling Lector-esque performance that gave this reviewer the Heebie Jeebies. Action, Elder Gods with a Lovecraftian mythology twist. Tom Paton brings all of this in his game changing must see genre defying, sleek, stylised, adventurous ode to John Carpenter for a modern audience.

Finally Black Site has had its sold out premiere at Frightfest down in London (sadly 365 could not make it). However this means that finally I can bring you my review. Now I will say right up front that if you listen to our podcast you
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Bryan Singer in Talks to Direct ‘Red Sonja’ for Avi Lerner’s Millennium

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Bryan Singer in Talks to Direct ‘Red Sonja’ for Avi Lerner’s Millennium
Bryan Singer is in negotiations to direct “Red Sonja” for Avi Lerner’s Millennium Media, according to a spokeswoman for the producer.

The news comes three months after Singer received the directing credit for Freddie Mercury biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody,” despite being replaced by Dexter Fletcher during the latter stages of the shoot. Fletcher came on board to direct in December after Fox fired Singer from the project after repeated absences from the set had forced the studio to halt production.

Singer’s other directing credits include “The Usual Suspects,” “Superman Returns,” “X-Men,” “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” and “X-Men: Apocalypse.” He was also dropped as an executive producer on FX’s “Legion” in January in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations.

Millennium Media announced in November during the American Film Market that it was rebooting “Red Sonja” and was planning to finance and produce a new movie based on the female warrior.
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'Blade Runner 2049' Star Ana de Armas Joins Kevin Pollak Thriller

'Blade Runner 2049' Star Ana de Armas Joins Kevin Pollak Thriller
Ana de Armas is set to take the title role in 'Waiting for Helen,' a noir thriller directed by Kevin Pollak.

The Cuban actress came to prominence last year with her performance as holographic companion Joi in 'Blade Runner 2049,' opposite Ryan Gosling.

In 'Waiting for Helen,' she will play a waitress who may be an innocent patsy or a sadistic sociopath.

According to the official synopsis: "A detective tells a stranger the story of an attractive, young waitress named Helen, who befriended a customer and was asked to help prove her husband's infidelity. People end up dead."

The detective must then prove Helen is either innocent or guilty before the night is over, or her life will be.

Projects in the pipeline for de Armas include crime drama 'Three Seconds,' alongside Rosamund Pike; Danny Boyle's musical comedy based on the music of The Beatles; and 'The Night Clerk,' about a voyeuristic hotel clerk who becomes the subject of a murder investigation, which also stars Tye Sheridan and Helen Hunt.

Pollak, best known for his roles in 'The Usual Suspects,' 'A Few Good Men,' and 'The Whole Nine Yards,' will also star in the movie.

Mfkz Comes to U.S. Theaters This October with an All-Star Voice Cast

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Mfkz Comes to U.S. Theaters This October with an All-Star Voice Cast
Gkids, the acclaimed producer and distributor of animation for adult and family audiences, has announced the English voice cast for Mfkz, released under the name "Mutafukaz" in international territories. Mfkz is a collaboration from French comic artist Guillaume "Run" Renard, original creator of the "Mutafukaz" comic series, and ultra-hip Japanese animation house Studio 4&#176C, creators of the acclaimed anime features "Tekkonkinkreet," "Genius Party," and "Mind Game."

The film will feature the voices of Michael Chiklis, Giancarlo Espositio, Jorge Gutierrez, Dascha Polanco, RZA, Vince Staples, and Danny Trejo. The "Tekkonkinkreet" dream team of co-director Shojiro Nishimi and art director Shinji Kimura reunite to bring to life Mfkz, a dark but stunningly animated sci-fi vision m&#233lange of anime, film noir, and Lucha Libre, which made its world premiere at the 2017 Annecy International Film Festival.

Presented by Gkids and Fathom Events, Mfkz debuts in U.S. cinemas on Thursday, October 11 at 7:00 p.
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All the Asian Titles of the 62nd BFI London Film Festival

The 62nd BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express® has announced the contenders for the Official Competition and the long list of films in the other “Strands”.

The Best Film Award recognises inspiring, inventive and distinctive filmmaking and this year’s line-up showcases the enormous depth and diversity of talent working in the global film industry today, with 50% of the films from a female director or co-director.

The Festival has also welcomed as Jury President Academy Award-nominated director of Room (Lff Official Competition 2015), Lenny Abrahamson, whose long-awaited film adaptation of Sarah Waters’ horror novel The Little Stranger will be released this September. For the first time, the winner of the Best Film will receive their award in front of a public audience at a special screening on Saturday 20 October at Vue Leicester Square.

And here is the full list of Asian entries in this rich edition of BFI
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Infinity War Gets the Scott Pilgrim Treatment in New Fan-Made Trailer

The YouTube channel The Unusual Suspects has cut a new trailer for Avengers: Infinity War, following the movie's Blu-Ray release, and has made it into a replica of the Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World trailer from 2010. The music, comedic timing, and graphics from Edgar Wright's video game-themed movie all seem to work perfectly in this remarkably clever cut of Avengers: Infinity War.

The trailer puts a bit of a focus on the Guardians of the Galaxy and Thor, who were some of the more comedic characters in Avengers: Infinity War. In the style of Edgar Wright, the trailer cuts the humorous banter of Thor and the Guardians in a hilarious way, with the music and sound effects adding even more emphasis to the comedy of the moment. Even Peter Dinklage's Eitri earns himself a laugh in this trailer mash-up, with his line, "that's what killing you means," being even funnier in this context.
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‘47 Meters Down: The Next Chapter’ Teaser Trailer: More Sharks and Screams Are on the Way in 2019 — Watch

In no coincidence whatsoever, hours before Warner Bros. began screening “The Meg” nationwide, Entertainment Studios dropped the teaser trailer Thursday for its own shark film. “47 Meters Down: The Next Chapter” is the sequel to “47 Meters Down,” last year’s second-highest grossing indie ($44 million domestic). The follow-up, once again from British director Johannes Roberts, was greenlit in October, with the working title “48 Meters Down.”

47 Meters Down” starred Mandy Moore and was released three months before the premiere of her hit NBC series “This Is Us.” She and Claire Holt (“The Vampire Diaries”) played sisters vacationing in Mexico who encounter multiple sharks while scuba diving; only the former survived. “We’d never really seen a shark movie do poorly, so I felt good about it,” Entertainment Studios founder, owner, chairman, and CEO Byron Allen told IndieWire in 2017, when asked about the film that put him in the distribution business.
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