‘The Captor’ Review: Dir. Robert Burdeau (2019) [Eiff]

Signature Entertainment Every year, Edinburgh Film Fest offers up a star-studded genre piece; it’s the kind of film that should do well on a theatrical release but usually gets dumped into the ...

How F. Gary Gray Has Given Actors Opportunities They’ve Never Had Before

How F. Gary Gray Has Given Actors Opportunities They’ve Never Had Before Looking at a body of work that includes everything from a classic comedy (“Friday”) to hostage thrillers (“The Negotiator”) to high-octane franchise tentpoles (“The Fate of the Furious”), the subject ...

F. Gary Gray to helm a film adaptation of Saints Row video game franchise

After making his mark by helming the classic stoner comedy Friday, F. Gary Gray continued to light up the screen with films like Set It Off (1996), The Negotiator (1998), and Straight Outta Compton ...

Here’s Why ‘Pulp Fiction’ Wasn’t Used When De-Aging Samuel L Jackson in ‘Captain Marvel’

Here’s Why ‘Pulp Fiction’ Wasn’t Used When De-Aging Samuel L Jackson in ‘Captain Marvel’ In capturing a young, mid-’90s era Samuel L. Jackson for “Captain Marvel,” the team at Lola VFX started by watching his classics of that time: “Jurassic Park,” “Die Hard: With a Vengeance,” and most ...

‘Captain Marvel’: Samuel L. Jackson’s Digital De-Aging Is Just the Start of New VFX Advancements

It’s the year of digital de-aging, but with no fear of the Uncanny Valley in sight. In Marvel blockbuster “Captain Marvel,” Lola VFX took 25 years off 70-year-old Samuel L. Jackson as future ...

How Samuel L Jackson’s De-Aging on ‘Captain Marvel’ Cut Shooting Time in Half

How Samuel L Jackson’s De-Aging on ‘Captain Marvel’ Cut Shooting Time in Half Samuel L. Jackson, who is 70 years old, was made to look 25 years younger as Nick Fury for the ’90s throwback movie “Captain Marvel.” And though the studio has previously de-aged Michael Douglas ...

Samuel L. Jackson Thinks Marvel Studios Used ‘The Negotiator’ As His Facial Reference For ‘Captain Marvel’

We don’t know what deal he made with the devil or if he found the elusive Fountain of Youth, but there needs to be a full scientific investigation into how Samuel L. Jackson can look like he does at ...

Film Review: The Negotiator (2003) by Takashi Miike

Based on the novel “Koshonin” by Takahisa Igarashi, “The Negotiator” (not to be confused with the anime by the same name) is a TV movie that strays much away from the violence and the absurdness ...

UK box office preview: 'The Meg' to make a splash?

Holdovers likely to dominate UK box office this weekend. It’s a soft-looking set of releases in the UK this weekend, which will mean holdover studio fare such as Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again ...

Interview: Brad Anderson for ‘The Negotiator’

Out today is The Negotiator starring Jon Hamm and Rosamund Pike. Hamm plays Mason Skiles, a former diplomat confronting his demons in 1980s Beirut (the city the film was originally named after). Pike ...

Eiff 2018: The Negotiator (aka Beirut) Review

Jon Hamm looks good wearing a crumpled linen suit and aviator sunglasses, and this, perhaps, is all you need to know about The Negotiator, the new film from director Brad Anderson and producer/writer ...

Eiff 2018: ‘The Negotiator’ Review: Dir. Brad Anderson (2018)

The Negotiator review: Jon Hamm has been turning in some great projects of late – in between Baby Driver, Tag and Legion – but his latest is perhaps a film better left on paper than the screen. The ...

Eiff launches programme by Amber Wilkinson - 2018-05-23 11:49:16

Rosamund Pike, Jon Hamm, Dean Norris in The Negotiator, which will have its UK premiere in Edinburgh Photo: Sife Eddine El Amine The Edinburgh International Film Festival launched the programme for ...

Men in Black Spin-Off Gets Fate of the Furious Director

Sony Pictures' highly-anticipated Men in Black spin-off is moving full steam ahead, with the studio bringing in director F. Gary Gray to take the helm. The studio confirmed a summer 2019 release date ...

Men in Black Relaunch Recruits Fate of the Furious Director

The Fast of the Furious director F. Gary Gray is in talks with Sony to oversee the studio’s Men in Black franchise relaunch/reboot/spinoff. With a career that dates back more than 20 years to the Ice ...

‘The Fate of the Furious’: F. Gary Gray is the First African American To Direct a Billion-Dollar Movie

‘The Fate of the Furious’: F. Gary Gray is the First African American To Direct a Billion-Dollar Movie You have to savor the irony: African Americans comprise a tiny portion of film directors; we all know the argument that black movies don’t play overseas. And in F. Gary Gray’s “The Fate of the ...

F. Gary Gray's Furious Tendencies

A Man ApartIn October 2016, Vin Diesel revealed that the director of The Fate of the Furious, the eighth installment in the multi-billion dollar series of films, would be none other than F. Gary Gray. ...

Review — ‘The Fate of the Furious’ Is Little More Than a Loud Family Reunion

‘The Fate of the Furious’ Is Little More Than a Loud Family ReunionThe only thing furious here is the slapping of keyboards as hackers wage war. If you look up “unlikeliest franchises” in the ...

The New Movies of April 2017, In Order of Anticipation

Guns, monsters, and self-realization come together in our most anticipated movies of the month. Is April the beginning of the summer movie season? Universal has been making that case for a few years ...

Read an Excerpt from James DeMonaco & B.K. Evenson’s Apocalyptic Novel Feral

Filmmaker James DeMonaco has shown horror fans a ruthless society in the world of his Purge movies, and now he's diving into another frightening future in Feral, a new novel he co-wrote with B.K. ...

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