Detroit Trailer: John Boyega Gets Falsely Accused

“What happened at the motel?”

The newest trailer for Kathryn Bigelow’s anticipated drama Detroit reveals more of the story, which is based on true events that took place during the 1967 Detroit race riots. John Boyega‘s security guard, seemingly a passive, observing figure in the first trailer, takes the spotlight here, standing accused of a murder he did not commit by detectives hiding the actions of unhinged police officers.

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The trailer for Kathryn Bigelow‘s anticipated new movie Detroit has dropped, revealing a heart-pounding and gripping depiction of the 1967 Detroit race riots that rocked the nation.

The Oscar-winning director of The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty has tackled hard issues around international war and torture, but Detroit hones in on one of the most devastating riots in U.S. history, and the polarizing issues of systemic racism and police brutality that still impact the country today. Star Wars: The Force Awakens star John Boyega takes center stage as an African-American security guard in the Detroit trailer, which takes an unflinching look at the escalating tension and violence between the city and the police.

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We’ve got good news, everybody: Megan Ellison‘s production company, Annapurna Pictures, is now a distributor. The company was founded in 2011, and in the six years since its creation, they’ve been responsible for financing and producing some original and ambitious films, including HerThe MasterSpring Breakers, and most recently, 20th Century Women. Their newly launched distribution and marketing operation will first handle the release of director Kathryn Bigelow‘s “Untitled Detroit Project,” which comes out this August.

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Anthony Mackie in The Hurt Locker

Kathryn Bigelow‘s next movie will reunite her with a star from one of her last movies. Anthony Mackie has boarded her as-yet-untitled drama about the 1967 Detroit riots, joining Star Wars: The Force Awakens star John Boyega and Game of Thrones actress Hannah Murray. The project also recently added Will Poulter (The Revenant), Ben O’Toole (The Water Diviner), and Jack Reynor (Sing Street).  Read More »

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John Boyega first got famous battling aliens, became a household name after jetting off into outer space, and recently signed on to battle giant freakin’ sea monsters. But his latest new role will bring him back down to earth. The Star Wars breakout has been set to star in the new movie by Kathryn Bigelow, about the 1960s Detroit riots. He joins Game of Thrones actress (and fellow Brit) Hannah MurrayRead More »

Kathryn Bigelow

Game of Thrones may still be going strong, but not even Daenerys’ magical dragons can carry on forever. As the race for the Iron Throne nears an end, HBO is looking to shore up its drama slate with some fresh material. The premium cable network has just ordered two promising-sounding pilots from high-profile talents: Adam McKay and Will Ferrell‘s Succession, about a (fictional) global media dynasty; and Kathryn Bigelow‘s Mogadishu, Minnesota, about a Somalian family in Minneapolis.  Read More »

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Oscar winner Kathryn Bigelow‘s next movie may not have a title, but it certainly has my attention. I’m already fully prepared to watch anything directed by the woman behind The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty, Near Dark, and yes, Point Break, but when she partners up with Annapurna Pictures, screenwriter Mark Boal, and subject matter that will surely rile up a fair number of people, you know that she’s working on something special. That’s a group of people who don’t phone it in.

Now, another new names has joined this promising collective. Game of Thrones star Hannah Murray has entered talks to play a “key role” in the film, but like the title, the details are currently unknown.

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Bright Star

It’s no secret that filmmaking tends to be a boys’ club. Just today, USC released a study of 109 movies put out by major studios in 2014; just 3.4% of movie directors represented were female. But it’s a mistake to overlook or ignore the major contributions women have made to the medium, as evidenced by this elegant video essay of the best female-directed films of all time. The titles were pulled from a survey of 50 critics, and they all sorts of genres and topics across seven decades. Watch “The 20 Greatest Films by Women Directors” after the jump.
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Kathryn Bigelow Detroit Riots Movie Announced

Kathryn Bigelow

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Kathryn Bigelow (Zero Dark Thirty, The Hurt Locker, Point Break) has signed on to direct a currently untitled true crime drama set against the backdrop of Detroit’s 1967 riots for Megan Ellison‘s Annapurna Pictures.  Hit the jump to learn more about the Kathryn Bigelow Detroit riots movie.

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The Best Movies Leaving Netflix in February 2016

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After the January dry spell, February looks to be full of more promising theatrical releases (less than two weeks until we see Hail, Caesar!). But if you find yourself snowed in this February, Netflix has got you covered. Just don’t expect to see any of the titles mentioned below available on the streaming service – these movies are about to vanish.

Find out what’s leaving Netflix in February after the jump.

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