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Ang Lee Taps Son Mason Lee to Star as Bruce Lee in Biopic

Ang Lee Taps Son Mason Lee to Star as Bruce Lee in Biopic
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Director Ang Lee, the Oscar-winning filmmaker behind Life of Pi and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, has tapped his son, Mason Lee, to play revered martial artist, actor and filmmaker Bruce Lee in his upcoming action pic for Sony’s 3000 Pictures.

Dan Futterman is penning the script for Bruce Lee, a martial arts pic about the Chinese American actor best known for movies like Fists of Fury and Enter the Dragon. Ang Lee will direct the drama.

Mason Lee appeared in The Hangover Part 2 as Teddy, the teenager that the lead characters to try to rescue as they struggle to piece together what happened during a crazy night in Bangkok. He also appeared in his father’s 2016 drama, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, and most recently starred in the Taiwanese comedy Stand by Me, the Hong Kong drama Limbo and Who Killed
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Disney+ Series ‘The Artful Dodger’ to Star Thomas Brodie-Sangster, David Thewlis and Maia Mitchell

Disney+ Series ‘The Artful Dodger’ to Star Thomas Brodie-Sangster, David Thewlis and Maia Mitchell
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Disney+ unveiled the starring cast of its upcoming Australian period drama The Artful Dodger Wednesday at its Asia-Pacific content showcase event in Singapore. Thomas Brodie-Sangster (Pistol, The Queen’s Gambit), David Thewlis (Landscapers, Fargo) and Australian actress Maia Mitchell (Good Trouble, The Fosters) will lead the cast, with Brodie-Sangster taking on the role of Jack Dawkins, aka “The Artful Dodger” himself, Thewlis playing Fagin and Mitchell as Lady Belle Fox.

The Artful Dodger, which was first announced in May, is described as an international character-driven drama set in 1850s Australia, which gives a twist to the classic Charles Dickens character, Dodger. The eight-episode series finds Dodger living a double life as a surgeon who still can’t shake his predilection for crime.

“From high-octane heists to life-and-death surgeries, glittering parties to colorful streets, this series is a rock’n’roll tale with an Aussie connection,
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Ranveer Singh’s ‘Cirkus’: Watch First Trailer of 1960s-Set Slapstick Comedy

Ranveer Singh’s ‘Cirkus’: Watch First Trailer of 1960s-Set Slapstick Comedy
Producers Rohit Shetty Productionz, T-Series Films and Reliance Entertainment have released the first trailer for keenly-anticipated comedy film “Cirkus.”

Featuring Ranveer Singh and Varun Sharma in dual roles, the film also stars Pooja Hegde, Jacqueline Fernandez, Johnny Lever, Siddhartha Jadhav, Sanjay Mishra, Tiku Talsania, Vrajesh Hirjee and Ashwini Kalsekar. The film also has cameos by Deepika Padukone and Ajay Devgn. It is directed by Rohit Shetty.

“Cirkus,” set in the 1960s, is loosely based on William Shakespeare’s play “The Comedy of Errors,” which has been adapted several times for Indian screens, notably in 1963 by Manu Sen as Bengali film-language “Bhranti Bilas,” in 1968 by Debu Sen as Hindi-language film “Do Dooni Chaar” and in 1982 by Gulzar as Hindi-language film “Angoor.”

Shetty’s “Sooryavanshi,” starring Akshay Kumar, Singh and Devgn was the first major post-covid Bollywood hit when it released in late 2021. But 2022 has not been a year to remember for
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‘Amigo’ Review: Held Hostage at Home for the Holidays

‘Amigo’ Review: Held Hostage at Home for the Holidays
The Unhappy Holiday Movie has become almost a genre unto itself, this year’s new additions running a now-familiar gamut from the sour seasonal rebound rom-com to wreathed-in-gore Yuletide horrors (including this weekend’s “Violent Night” and “Christmas Bloody Christmas”). No matter how dyspeptic in spirit, all tend to hang onto a certain cuteness, reassuring viewers they don’t really mean to rain on anyone’s annual good cheer.

Having none of that is “Amigo,” a first directorial feature for Óscar Martin, who co-wrote the screenplay with stars Javier Botet and David Pareja, a pair of frequent comedic collaborators expertly transplanting their chemistry to macabre dramatic terrain here. This wintry Spanish psychological thriller, culminating in a New Year’s Eve likely to be some characters’ last, premiered at Fantastic Fest over three years ago. It’s taken its time getting a North American release, but will prove worth the wait for fans of restrained,
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Netflix readies documentary on ‘Parasite’ director Bong Joon Ho’s unreleased first short film

Netflix readies documentary on ‘Parasite’ director Bong Joon Ho’s unreleased first short film
The documentary will trace the search for the Oscar-winning director’s unreleased first short film.

Netflix is producing a documentary that traces the search for Oscar-winning Parasite director Bong Joon Ho’s unreleased first short film and has set it for an exclusive 2023 release.

The documentary, Yellow Door: Looking for Director Bong’s Unreleased Short Film (working title), is being directed by Lee Hyuk-rae, who co-directed documentary Sewing Sisters (2020) with Kim Jung-young – a film Bong was a great supporter of.

Although what are often thought to be his earliest films - 1994’s White Man and Incoherence - have been made available on TV and Ott,
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What to Watch This Weekend: December 2-4

What to Watch This Weekend: December 2-4
Does time go faster during the holidays? Another weekend is here! Comedian Matt Rogers, star of Fire Island and I Love That For You and co-host of the Las Culturistas podcast with Bowen Yang, shines bright in his Showtime special Matt Rogers: Have You Heard of Christmas?, a Christmas themed “musical extravaganza” that is guaranteed to make you feel jolly. The elaborate evening was recorded in front of a live audience in Joe’s Pub in New York City and is based on Rogers’ long-running live show. Does Mariah Carey have some Christmas competition? Robert Downey Jr. gets vulnerable and playful with his eccentric filmmaker father Robert Downey Sr. in “Sr.”, a documentary about the relationship with and career of his ailing father. Gary Oldman is back for more government misadventures Season 2 of Apple TV+’s Slow Horses. Plus, Nope star Keke Palmer pops by Studio 8H to host Saturday Night Live
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Vox Cinemas unveils debut slate of Arabic films as part of Middle East production push

Vox Cinemas unveils debut slate of Arabic films as part of Middle East production push
Slate includes sequel to hit Saudi comedy ‘Masameer’.

Leading Middle East exhibitor and distributor Vox Cinemas has unveiled its debut slate of original Arabic films, including a sequel to Saudi hit comedy Masameer.

Details of its debut slate come after Vox, the largest exhibitor in the Mena region, committed at last year’s Red Sea film festival to produce 25 Arabic films in five years. Vox said the line-up reaffirmed its plan to become a major player in Arabic film production.

Vox is joining forces with Sirb Productions, the sister company of Myrkott Animation Studio which was behind YouTube hit-turned-theatrical feature Masameer.
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Middle East Exhibitor Vox Cinemas Ramps Up Investment in Arab Production, Unveils Slate at Red Sea Film Festival

Middle East Exhibitor Vox Cinemas Ramps Up Investment in Arab Production, Unveils Slate at Red Sea Film Festival
Top Middle East exhibitor Vox Cinemas, which is also active in distribution and production, is ramping up its investment in producing Arabic feature films and unveiling its first full-fledged slate of local original movies at Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea Film Festival.

Vox’s Arabic line-up caters to local market demands by providing commercially viable works in a range of different genres, directed both by Arab newcomers and known names and starring top talents such as Egyptian star Nelly Karim (pictured) who is on the Red Sea fest’s main jury.

Karim is co-starring with popular actors Mohamed Farrag and Bayoumi Fouad (“A Stand Worthy of Men”) in the ensemble dramedy “Voy! Voy! Voy!” that is being launched and teased at the fest today with a press conference and sneak peak footage.

“Voy! Voy! Voy!” marks the directorial debut of hotshot Egyptian commercials director Omar Hilal. Vox is producing the
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Transformers: Rise of the Beasts Trailer Breakdown

Transformers: Rise of the Beasts Trailer Breakdown
The first teaser trailer for Transformers: Rise of the Beasts was released, giving fans an exciting preview of the 90s nostalgia and fresh set of characters in this edition to the Transformers film series. This addition is planned to be the first installment for a new trilogy, which follows the same continuity as Bumblebee from 2018. Inspired by the 1996 Transformers: Beast Wars television show, this movie will feature two new factions of Transformers: the animalistic Maximals and the dangerous Terrorcons. The teaser trailer features a first look at the expanded roster of Transformers ready to hit the big screen, so we'll take a look and get primed for the action that is on its way.
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The Harbinger Ending Explained: Nightmares Feed on Fear

The Harbinger Ending Explained: Nightmares Feed on Fear
The Harbinger is available in theaters and VOD after enchanting critics and movie lovers at film festivals. The story conjures a new kind of demon that feeds on fears of isolation and forgetfulness, which makes it ideal that The Harbinger is set in the middle of the Covid pandemic, when we all remained locked inside our homes, uncertain about the future. While writer and director Andy Mitton makes an effort to explain how his original demon acts and what are the movie’s messages, The Harbinger can nevertheless feel convoluted on the first watch. That’s because, by manipulating dreams, the titular demon leads protagonist Monique (Gabby Beans) and the audience to question their reality. After all, we never know when the things we see are only another dream created by the demon to weaken its victim’s mind. Fortunately, we are here to comb through the movie’s many
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10 Best Psychedelic Westerns For a Surreal Mind Trip, According to Reddit

10 Best Psychedelic Westerns For a Surreal Mind Trip, According to Reddit
The western genre has endured because of its ability to evolve. The simplistic and moralistic westerns of the 1950s, led by directors like John Ford, gave way to the grittier spaghetti westerns of the 1960s. From there, western subgenres proliferated, including horror westerns and weird westerns, which bring in sci-fi elements. This era also saw the rise of the acid western, one of the most distinctive western subgenres.
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Dog Day Afternoon Was Inspired by This Wild True Story

Dog Day Afternoon Was Inspired by This Wild True Story
Dog Day Afternoon is a seminal American crime film. In telling the true story of two hapless men whose attempted bank robbery went awry, director Sidney Lumet and screenwriter Frank Pierson crafted a darkly comedic and strangely touching tale. Al Pacino, in perhaps one of the greatest performances of his legendary career, portrays Sonny, a down-on-his-luck New Yorker who hopes to steal enough money so that his spouse can undergo sex-reassignment surgery.
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Harvey Keitel Changed Robert De Niro's Mind About His Mean Streets Role

Harvey Keitel Changed Robert De Niro's Mind About His Mean Streets Role
Acclaimed actor Robert De Niro and renowned director Martin Scorsese have worked together for decades, beginning with the classic mob movie, "Mean Streets." Theirs is an artistic match made in heaven, but it almost never came to be. De Niro very nearly turned down his supporting role in "Mean Streets" back at the beginning of his career. Believe it or not, it was lead actor Harvey Keitel who convinced De Niro to stay on the project. Without Keitel, De Niro and Scorsese may never have worked together at all.

Keitel was actually in Scorsese's student film "Who's That Knocking at My Door." Outside of this first role, Keitel didn't have a lot of experience as an actor, but he was the first person that Scorsese cast when he landed his first commercial. "Perhaps I got the part of Charlie because Marty sensed that I came from a similar background," Keitel speculated,
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Cocaine Bear: Everything We Know So Far

Cocaine Bear: Everything We Know So Far
As an audience member in the modern-day of cinema, it can seem almost too easy to find our next screen fix. With a plethora of acting talent and a multitude of production companies that tend to team up more often than not, choosing the next film to watch can often be a passive experience. With the likes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe dominating modern media, and with there seemingly always being a new installment to watch, it can take a particularly gripping title to take our gaze off the superhero saga. One of these titles is the upcoming 2023 release Cocaine Bear. Directed by Elizabeth Banks, the film already stands out from her credibility alone although, instantly, thousands of potential fans have simply read the title and, at once, been hooked. From the film's original announcement on May 9, 2021, until now, there has been a need to delve into just what inspired such an intriguing title.
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10 Best Horror Westerns, From 'Bone Tomahawk' to 'The Devil's Rejects'

10 Best Horror Westerns, From 'Bone Tomahawk' to 'The Devil's Rejects'
There is barely a genre that horror has not touched. From horror comedies to science-fiction horror and even romantic horror, the genre has proven to be one of the most diverse in film history. One of the more unique crossovers is that of horror with Westerns, either creating a horror scenario back in the Old West or transporting the horror to the modern day while still keeping the core Western sensibilities.
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Documentary on ‘Parasite’ Director Bong Joon Ho in Production for Netflix

Documentary on ‘Parasite’ Director Bong Joon Ho in Production for Netflix
A documentary about Oscar-winning Korean film director Bong Joon Ho is underway and will launch on Netflix next year.

Titled “Yellow Door: Looking for Director Bong’s Unreleased Short Film,” the doc is being directed by Lee Hyuk-rae and produced through Broccoli Pictures.

The film will trace the quest for Bong’s unreleased first short film “Looking for Paradise,” made during his university days. Besides shedding light on the creative origins of a great artist, the documentary will also illuminate an era when young cinephiles emerged in South Korea.

The mid-1990s was a time of febrile change in the arts in South Korea. There was a surge of creativity that followed decades of repressive military rule. Rule breakers and innovators at the time included the Busan International Film Festival, which defiantly started showing banned Japanese movies; Cj Entertainment, which kicked off the industrialization of the Korean film industry through
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Broker Trailer: A Story Of Found Family From Academy Award-Nominated Filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-Eda

Broker Trailer: A Story Of Found Family From Academy Award-Nominated Filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-Eda
Neon has released the trailer for "Broker," a film from Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda who won the Palme d'Or for "Shoplifters," making his Korean language debut. "Broker" is the story of Sang-hyun (Song Kang-Ho) who runs a laundry, but moonlights on the side with Dong-soo (Gang Dong-Won) who works at a "baby box" facility where young women drop off unwanted children. Together, they sell these babies to childless couples. One young mother, So-young (Lee Ji-eun) returns to check on the baby she left, and they all set off on a journey to them a good home. 

"Broker" was a 2022 official selection for the Cannes Film Festival, the Telluride Film Festival, and the Toronto International Film Festival. Kore-eda, who wrote and directed the film, came up with the idea after hearing about children who were left in such boxes and created a story around the brokers and the connection between mothers and children,
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Every Mad Max Movie Ranked From Worst to Best

Every Mad Max Movie Ranked From Worst to Best
The Mad Max franchise is one of the greatest, and clearly one of the most influential, action sagas in the history of cinema. The films’ vision of the post-apocalyptic wasteland of the Australian desert launched countless imitators in the subsequent decades, and it’s the rare recurring series in which every installment is helmed by the same auteur filmmaker, the legendary genius George Miller.
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The 14 Best Dexter Episodes, Ranked

The 14 Best Dexter Episodes, Ranked
"Dexter" is a show with a history almost as tumultuous as that of its titular antihero. The gory crime drama follows Dexter Morgan (Michael C. Hall), a blood spatter analyst by day and vigilante serial killer by night. Season 1 of the Showtime drama debuted in 2006 to positive reviews and reigned as the premium channel's highest-rated series for the next four years. Seasons 2 and 4 are widely regarded as the show's best, with the latter boasting a fantastic performance by John Lithgow as the Trinity Killer, one of TV's most terrifying villains. After the departure of showrunner Clyde Phillips, "Dexter" began a downward slide that ran all the way up to its disappointing series finale, frequently remembered as one of the worst of all time. Eight years after Dexter drove his boat into the eye of a hurricane, the serial killer with a heart of gold returned in "Dexter: New Blood," a
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The Grinch Is The Next Children's Story To Get A Horror Makeover

The Grinch Is The Next Children's Story To Get A Horror Makeover
Whether they teach us lessons about responsible mischief or protecting the environment, the whimsical stories of famed children's author Dr. Seuss were built to last. His characters, most of whom share an impeccable disposition for rhyming, exist in a fantastical world of make-believe, where traditional lessons become adventures. Of Seuss' many, many characters, few are as ingrained into the pop culture zeitgeist than that of the Grinch. Given what time of year it is, you've likely heard the famous Thurl Ravenscroft song plenty of times already.

Where the season pleads us to spread kindness and goodwill towards others, "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" offers something very different. We're witness to every detail of the villainous scheme as it comes to fruition. Christmas stories largely follow good people, but the Grinch invites you to revel in his wickedness -- prior to his revelatory change of heart, of course. It's no wonder
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