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Common Talks Mentoring Filmmakers: 'One of My Biggest Rewards Is to Help Other Visionaries’ (Exclusive)

Common Talks Mentoring Filmmakers: 'One of My Biggest Rewards Is to Help Other Visionaries’ (Exclusive)
Common has found the reward in paying it forward.

Et caught up with the Oscar-winning rapper and actor during At&T’s Hello Lab Mentorship film event at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, California, last Friday, where he dished on helping "visionaries and artists be heard."

“I think one of my biggest rewards is to help other visionaries and artists be heard, to give them opportunities and platforms,” he told Et. “That’s been some of the most fulfilling things that I’ve been able to do in my life.”

At&T’s Hello Lab linked aspiring filmmakers Gabrielle Shepherd, Matthew Castellanos, Neil Paik, Sara Shaw, and Nefertiti Nguvbu with entertainment industry mentors including Common, Octavia Spencer, Dope director Rick Famuyima, Fruitvale producer Nina Yang Bongiovi and actress-director Desiree Akhavan.

The night’s event debuted five never-before-seen short films helmed by the mentees, all of whom hail from diverse backgrounds. The films, Candid
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A Wrinkle in Time gets four character posters

Disney has released four new character posters for the upcoming big screen adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s fantasy novel A Wrinkle in Time featuring Storm Reid, Reese Witherspoon, Oprah Winfrey, and Mindy Kaling; take a look below…

See Also: Watch the latest trailer for A Wrinkle in Time here

“Meg Murry and her little brother, Charles Wallace, have been without their scientist father, Mr. Murry, for five years, ever since he discovered a new planet and used the concept known as a tesseract to travel there. Joined by Meg’s classmate Calvin O’Keefe and guided by the three mysterious astral travelers known as Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who and Mrs. Which, the children brave a dangerous journey to a planet that possesses all of the evil in the universe.”

A Wrinkle in Time is set for release on April 6th, 2018 and features a cast that includes Storm Reid, Oprah Winfrey,
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According to Patty Jenkins, the Wonder Woman Sequel Will Be "a Great Love Story"

To say Wonder Woman crushed the box office would be an understatement. Words like "obliterated" or "demolished" are more apt, given the film's record-setting $103.1 million domestic opening and its badass, empowering message. Everyone from Lupita Nyong'o to Chris Hemsworth couldn't help but gush about director Patty Jenkins and star Gal Gadot, so it came as no surprise that the Hollywood gods answered all of our prayers with a sequel. Only a few small details have been released so far, so let's get to it. The Story Wonder Woman begins on Diana Prince's home island of Themyscira and later moves to a Europe torn apart by World War I. For the sequel, Jenkins suggested bringing the superhero across the pond. "The story will take place in the U.S., which I think is right," the director told Entertainment Weekly during an interview in June. "She's Wonder Woman. She's got to come to America.
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Star Trek: Quentin Tarantino has pitched idea for new film

Simon Brew Dec 5, 2017

Quentin Tarantino might embark on a mission to direct a Star Trek film for Paramount.

Following last year’s Star Trek Beyond, Paramount Pictures quickly confirmed that it was looking to make another movie in the series, this one originally set to bring back Chris Hemsworth alongside Chris Pine. But it seems as though progress has been relatively slow, with no sign of the movie roaring towards the screen.

But a surprise name may now be in the frame for the next Star Trek film. Although it won’t be a surprise if you’ve read the headline to this article, of course.

Quentin Tarantino – who is prepping his next movie, to release in August 2019 – has come up with an idea for a Star Trek feature, one that he pitched to movie series producer Jj Abrams. Abrams appears taken with it too, and the next plan for
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Quentin Tarantino Pitches ‘Star Trek’ Idea to Direct, As J.J. Abrams Plans Writers Room

Quentin Tarantino Pitches ‘Star Trek’ Idea to Direct, As J.J. Abrams Plans Writers Room
Once Quentin Tarantino is done with the 1960s, he may next head to space — specifically, the “Star Trek” universe, for a feature film potentially produced by J.J. Abrams.

Deadline is reporting that Tarantino came up with “a great idea” for a potential “Trek” film which he then pitched to Abrams. The potential plan is for Tarantino and a group of writers to develop the idea, resulting in a script that Tarantino may direct.

Abrams is of course also busy with another space-set franchise, “Star Wars Episode IX.” But his involvement would suggest that the Tarantino film would take place in what fans know as “the Kelvin-verse” and others know as “the ‘Star Trek’ movies that star Chris Pine instead of William Shatner,” though there’s no guarantee. How this might connect to the plans that are already underway for a fourth “Star Trek” Kelvin-verse film (which made news last January
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New promo released for Amazon's new Jack Ryan reboot show

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I sometimes feel bad for John Krasinski, especially how he was apparently turned away from the role of Captain America because of his association with The Office. As someone who - ever since Heath Ledger - now gives every outside casting choices a chance, that alway felt like a shitty move on both the fans and studios part (if true). Then I remember that Chris Pine kills it in the role, and also Krasinski is... Read More...
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Dakota Fanning Is Star Trek's Biggest Fan in Please Stand By Trailer

Dakota Fanning Is Star Trek's Biggest Fan in Please Stand By Trailer
Magnolia Pictures has released the first trailer and photo for Please Stand By, which tells the epic story of one big Star Trek fan trying to get her story out into the world. The film had its world premiere at the Austin Film Festival in October, while also screening at the Rome Film Festival and the Virginia Film Festival over the last few months. While this isn't exactly a Star Trek movie, it will be interesting to see how Star Trek fans spark to this unique story.

A young autistic woman runs away from her caregiver in order to boldly go and deliver her 500-page Star Trek script to a writing competition in Hollywood. On an adventure full of laughter and tears, Wendy, played with exquisite delicacy by Dakota Fanning, follows the guiding spirit of Mr. Spock on her journey into the unknown. "It is there for us to conquer,
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Recommended New Books on Filmmaking: ‘Blade Runner 2049,’ Francis Ford Coppola, David Bowie & More

It’s been a stellar year of cinema and pop culture-themed books, and the texts (and Blu-rays) in this round-up all make fine gifts. One additional book that should be on your year-end list is Mark Frost’s Twin Peaks: The Final Dossier. It’s a satisfying companion to season three of Peaks, not to mention Frost’s own Secret History of Twin Peaks. So be sure to check out Nick Newman’s recent interview with the Peaks co-creator.

Live Cinema and Its Techniques by Francis Ford Coppola (Liveright)

The legendary Francis Ford Coppola has spoken of “live cinema” with regularity over the years, specifically with respect to 1981’s One From the Heart. That film, a box office flop now held in some regard, is an essential part of Live Cinema and Its Techniques, a fascinating new book authored by Coppola himself. The lessons from that experience, Coppola says,
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Wonder Woman 2 Will Be Another Great Love Story

Wonder Woman 2 Will Be Another Great Love Story
After the groundbreaking success of this summer's colossal hit Wonder Woman, it was no surprise when the sequel Wonder Woman 2 was officially announced at Comic-Con, and now director Patty Jenkins has shed some new light on the story. While the December 13, 2019 date was first announced at Sdcc, it was confirmed earlier this month that the Wonder Woman 2 release date has been bumped up to November 1, 2019, with filming set to begin next summer and director Patty Jenkins currently working on the script with a new writer, Dave Callaham (Godzilla), who came aboard in September. During a recent podcast appearance, Patty Jenkins shed some light on what the sequel will cover, revealing a great love story that tackles some big issues as well, while introducing some new characters.

"It's really still going to other values of hers, and a similar formula insofar as making a great, enjoyable fun movie but
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Patty Jenkins Teases A New Love Story For Diana In Wonder Woman 2

There were many things that made Wonder Woman one of the best superhero movies of the year, and among them was the brilliant romance between Diana and Steve Trevor. Often, comic book film couples are undercooked and cliched, but Ww managed to serve up a fun, believable but ultimately tragic love story for Gal Gadot and Chris Pine’s characters. The sad thing is, though, that this can’t be explored in the upcoming sequel, due to Steve sacrificing his life to stop the war.

While appearing on a recent episode of Variety’s Playback Podcast, director Patty Jenkins was on hand to tease that she has a new romance planned for the Amazon warrior in Wonder Woman 2. She hinted that it’ll follow the first movie by featuring “more weight and profundity” but will also include some “unbelievable” new additions that will give the sequel a “very different” edge.
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Stunning Fan Art Renders American Gods Star Ricky Whittle As The New Green Lantern

The list of actors who have allegedly come into contention for Green Lantern Corps is as long as it is tantalizing.

That’s because Warner Bros. is presumably still casting the net in search of their Hal Jordan/John Stewart combo, and to date, Jake Gyllenhaal (The Batman?), Armie Hammer, Bradley Cooper, Joel McHale, Chris Pine, Common, Tyrese Gibson, Matthew McConau–and, well, you get the idea.

Point is, Warner’s casting process for Green Lantern Corps is ongoing, and thanks to screenwriter Michael Green, Ricky Whittle of American Gods fame has now been tossed into the proverbial hat. This past weekend, Green, who was credited as the writer of 2011’s botched Green Lantern movie alongside Marc Guggenheim and Greg Berlanti, voiced his support of Whittle, stating:

I’ll probably get angry texts if I don’t say what’s in my heart which is that Ricky Whittle would make a fantastic John Stewart.
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Connie Nielsen to reunite with Wonder Woman’s Patty Jenkins and Chris Pine on One Day She’ll Darken

Connie Nielsen has signed on to appear in the upcoming TNT limited event series One Day She’ll Darken, which reunites her with her Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins and co-star Chris Pine, Deadline has revealed.

The series will tell the story of “Fauna Hodel who was given away at birth. As Fauna begins to investigate the secrets to her past, she follows a sinister trail that swirls ever closer to an infamous Hollywood gynecologist, Dr. George Hodel, a man involved in the darkest Hollywood debauchery.”

Nielsen will play “Corinna Hodel, a fading socialite beauty with a cigarette in a long black holder; an alcoholic who’s seen her family shattered, her fortunes tossed to the winds… Corinna finds herself a keeper of secrets, but none more fearsome than those she keeps from herself.”

Joining Pine and Nielsen in the cast of the series are India Eisley (Underworld Awakening) as
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One Day She'll Darken: Connie Nielsen Joins TNT Limited Series

Connie Nielsen is coming to TNT. Deadline reports the Good Wife star has joined the network's upcoming limited series One Day She'll Darken.From writer Sam Sheridan and director Patty Jenkins, the drama "tells the incredible story of Fauna Hodel (India Eisley) who was given away at birth. As Fauna begins to investigate the secrets to her past, she follows a sinister trail that swirls ever closer to an infamous Hollywood gynecologist, Dr. George Hodel (Jefferson Mays), a man involved in the darkest Hollywood debauchery." Chris Pine, Yul Vazquez, Justin Cornwell, Dylan Smith, Jay Paulson, and Golden Brooks also star.Read More…
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‘One Day She’ll Darken’: Carl Franklin Set To Direct 2 Episodes Of TNT Drama & Exec Produce

Carl Franklin (House of Cards, Homeland) has been tapped to direct two episodes of TNT's limited drama series One Day She'll Darken. He’ll also executive produce alongside Patty Jenkins, Michael Sugar, Sam Sheridan and Chris Pine Written by Sheridan, One Day She'll Darken tells the incredible story of Fauna Hodel (India Eisley), who was given away at birth. As Fauna begins to investigate the secrets to her past, she follows a sinister trail that swirls ever closer to an…
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‘One Day She’ll Darken’: Connie Nielsen Cast In Patty Jenkins’ TNT Series

Connie Nielsen (Wonder Woman) has been tapped for a key role opposite Chris Pine in One Day She’ll Darken, TNT's limited drama series directed by Patty Jenkins. Written by Sam Sheridan, One Day She'll Darken tells the incredible story of Fauna Hodel (India Eisley) who was given away at birth. As Fauna begins to investigate the secrets to her past, she follows a sinister trail that swirls ever closer to an infamous Hollywood gynecologist, Dr. George Hodel (Jefferson Mays)…
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Bryan Cranston Shares Chilling Charles Manson Story: ‘I Was Within His Grasp’

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Bryan Cranston Shares Chilling Charles Manson Story: ‘I Was Within His Grasp’
Charles Manson is dead, and everyone who’s never carved a swastika into their forehead is relieved. Bryan Cranston would appear to be among them, despite his initial reaction to the news — the former Walter White says he “shuddered” when he heard of the cult leader’s death, as it reminded him of an encounter he had with Manson not long before the Tate-labianca murders.

Read More:Quentin Tarantino on His Upcoming Film: ‘It’s not Charles Manson, It’s 1969’

“Hearing Charles Manson is dead, I shuddered,” Cranston tweeted. “I was within his grasp just one year before he committed brutal murder in 1969. Luck was with me when a cousin and I went horseback riding at the Span [sic] Ranch, and saw the little man with crazy eyes whom the other hippies called Charlie.” The actor didn’t elaborate on his story, but the Spahn Ranch is where the Manson Family
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New Trailer for Disney's A Wrinkle in Time

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Be a hero warrior in the first trailer from visionary director Ava DuVernay, Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time.

This weekend during the American Music Awards, Disney released their first trailer for adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle book of the same name, A Wrinkle in Time. The story follows a young girl who along with her brother and classmate go on an interdimensional adventure in search of her father. Check out the trailer below:

First off, the visuals are absolutely stunning. This film looks beautiful. It will be very interesting to see what Ava DuVernay, who is best known for her Oscar Nominated film Selma can bring to a big budget studio film. She knows very well how to tell a story, and from the first look of A Wrinkle in Time, it looks like she can bring the visuals.

Along with the trailer, Disney released four new images which you can check out below.
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A Wrinkle In Time (2018) Movie Trailer 2: Storm Reid Searches for Chris Pine Across Dimensions

  A Wrinkle in Time Trailer 2 Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures has released the second movie trailer for A Wrinkle in Time (2018). This trailer is much better than the previously released teaser trailer. I can not stress that enough. The first trailer for this film was uninspiring. This trailer gives off the vibe of a Narnia [...]

Continue reading: A Wrinkle In Time (2018) Movie Trailer 2: Storm Reid Searches for Chris Pine Across Dimensions
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'A Wrinkle in Time': Watch Sweeping, Colorful New Trailer

'A Wrinkle in Time': Watch Sweeping, Colorful New Trailer
The trailer for A Wrinkle in Time trailer, directed by Ava DuVernay, shows a teenager, Meg (Storm Reid) attempting to locate her missing scientist father, Dr. Alexander Murray (Chris Pine) in order to save the universe from a looming "darkness" after Pine's character rips through the space-time fabric.

Like the preceding teaser, which premiered in July at the company's D23 Expo, the new clip fills in more details of Meg's rocky personal life and her father's dangerous scientific breakthrough. "You were a top student, but look at you now," a
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Trailer Watch: A Girl Becomes a Warrior to Save Her Dad in Ava DuVernay’s “A Wrinkle in Time”

A Wrinkle in Time

“You can’t keep using your father’s disappearance as an excuse to act out,” Meg (Storm Reid) is told at school in a new trailer for Ava DuVernay’s “A Wrinkle in Time.” Rather than sulking and waiting for a miracle, Meg decides it’s up to her to save her scientist dad (Chris Pine) and takes along her younger brother (Deric McCabe) and friend (Levi Miller). The trio defy rules about time and space, and travel through the galaxy and dimensions. It’s not long before their epic adventure takes them to a trio of supernatural-seeming women.

“We heard a cry out in the universe … we believe [your father is alive] and we’re here to help you find him,” Mrs. Which (Oprah Winfrey) informs the kids. He’s trapped by an evil energy. Mrs. Whatsit (Reese Witherspoon) explains that they’re looking for warriors “who serve the
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