Sight & Sound Announces Their Top 20 Films of 2016

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We’ve reached the point in the year where every publication, website, and critics’ group is rushing to announce their favorite movies of the year before everyone else, a time-honored tradition known as “First!” But few film publications carry as much weight in the end-of-the-year game quite like Sight & Sound, whose Greatest Films of All Time list (updated every ten years after polling critics and film directors) tends ignite movie site comments sections like a match dropped in a puddle of gasoline.

Their annual lists tend to reflect a similar sensibility – a mixture of arthouse fare from around the world with a sprinkle of Hollywood.

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sons of anarchy spinoff

Creator Kurt Sutter is keeping the Sons of Anarchy brand alive and well. The writer has previously expressed interest in both a prequel and a spin-off to his hit crime series, and the latter started to pick up speed last year when it was announced Sutter was developing a show about the SAMCRO’s Hispanic rivals, Mayans. Today, FX ordered the Sutter-directed Mayans MC pilot.

Below, learn more about the Sons of Anarchy spinoff.

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sherlock season 4 trailer

Excluding 2016’s Victorian-era special episode, it’s been nearly three years since a proper episode of Sherlock has aired. But we’re in the final stretch now, with the season four premiere set to air on BBC in the U.K. and on PBS in the United States on January 1, 2017. To remind you that the show’s return is right around the corner, a mysterious new teaser trailer has arrived.

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The Belko Experiment

James Gunn has spent most of 2016 keeping his head down and working hard, but he’ll be back in the spotlight next year with a couple of exciting new releases. One, you surely already know about — we’ve been talking about Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 since the moment credits rolled on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1 — but the other is just starting its marketing push now.

The Belko Experiment is a lean, mean thriller written and produced by Gunn and directed by Greg McLean (Wolf Creek), starring 10 Cloverfield Lane‘s John Gallagher Jr. as one of many office workers who are trapped together and forced to kill or be killed. Other potential victims / murderers are played by Sean GunnMichael RookerAdria ArjonaJohn C. McGinleyTony GoldwynDavid DastmalchianMelonie Diaz, and Josh Brener. The first The Belko Experiment trailer has just been released, and you can watch it below. Read More »

JJ Abrams Bad Robot / Anna Foerster Lou

J.J. Abrams‘ Bad Robot Productions has had a hand in some truly exciting projects over the past few years, ranging from megabudget juggernauts like Star Wars: The Force Awakens to scrappy but impressive thrillers like 10 Cloverfield Lane. So when they set their sights on another new film, it’s reason to sit up and pay attention.

Outlander director Anna Foerster has just been set to helm Lou, a dramatic thriller about the search for a kidnapped child. The screenplay by Maggie McGowan Cohn landed on the 2015 Black List of the best unproduced screenplays.  Read More »

Joe Carnahan death wish script

Writer-director Joe Carnahan (Narc) exited the Death Wish remake over creative differences. He wrote the lead role with his frequent collaborator Frank Grillo (The Grey) in mind, but Paramount and MGM insisted on Bruce Willis starring in the film. That idea didn’t fly with Carnahan, so he went on to pursue other projects. Eli Roth (Knock Knock) eventually ended up in the director’s chair, but Carnahan has hopes of one day reworking his script into a film of his own.

Below, learn more about Joe Carnahan’s Death Wish script.

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Jodie Foster directing Money Monster

Elysium was the last movie we saw actress Jodie Foster in. In the three years since Neill Blomkamp’s sci-fi action film hit theaters, Foster has directed a few episodes of Orange is the New Black and House of Cards and recently helmed Money Monster. She’s now getting back in front of the camera with screenwriter Drew Pearce (co-writer of Iron Man 3) for his feature directorial debut, Hotel Artemis.

Below, get more details on the Jodie Foster Hotel Artemis casting news.

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The Belko Experiment Teaser

While many are looking forward to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, before that we’ll get a chance to see another film that director James Gunn worked on as a writer before getting behind the camera of the Marvel Studios sequel.

The Belko Experiment is scripted by James Gunn but directed by Wolf Creek helmer Greg McLean, and it takes the intensity of The Hunger Games or Battle Royale and throws it into an every day office. Sure, you may have fantasized about unleashing fury on one of your co-workers after they took the last donut, but given the opportunity, would you actually be able to kill them? That’s the dilemma that will be faced by the employees in The Belko Experiment teaser that just debuted. Read More »

Lost in Space Remake Cast

Parker Posey (Café Society) has joined Netflix’s Lost in Space reboot. Meanwhile, filming has started on the Heathers pilot with a star from the original movie, Shannen Doherty. Meanwhile, Get the latest updates on the Lost in Space remake cast and the Heathers reboot below.

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Hell or High Water Trailer

Ben Foster and Chris Pine play incredibly convincing brothers in David Mackenzie‘s knockout drama, Hell or High Water, written by Sicario scribe Taylor Sheridan. Tanner (Foster) and Toby (Pine) have their differences, but they’re definitely from the same family. Their mutual trust, their shorthand, their inside jokes, and how they express themselves — they’re cut from the same cloth. The criminals are far from heroes, but their tight bond makes them surprisingly empathetic in Hell or High Water, which hits home video tomorrow. To celebrate the release, we’ve been premiering a clip from one of the film’s bonus features.

Below, watch a clip from a Hell or High Water featurette.

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