The National Football League is never without some controversy but lately the topic that is really important is the issue of player safety. Specifically with respect to the lasting effects of concussions. In recent years, rules have been changed to take even the smallest head injury into major consideration, but that’s only recent years. What about the decades before where players would smash against each other, leaving their heads all messed up? Past actions lead to a massive class-action lawsuit against the NFL and eventually an almost $800 million settlement from the league.
So this is a very big issue. Director Ridley Scott is developing a film about the topic and now a second film is in the mix. Isaiah Washington plans to star and produce Game Time Decision, an independent film by Matthew A. Cherry, himself a former NFL player. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, August 15th, 2013 by Angie Han
Eleven years after the Beltway sniper attacks in 2002, first-time feature director Alexandre Moors revisits the horrific episode from the perspective of the killers in Blue Caprice. The haunting indie drama drew raves at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, and now it’s headed for a theatrical and VOD release next month. Watch the first trailer after the jump.
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The Wire‘s Michael K. Williams (who, like John Goodman, just guest-appeared on Community) was in the running for the title role in Quentin Tarantino‘s Django Unchained, and though he lost the part to Jamie Foxx, he may still end up in the film, in a part written just for him.
Hopefully another new job won’t get in the way; Williams will now also be a producer and actor in Life Garland‘s indie thriller The Suspect, written by Stuart Connelly. Here’s how the writer describes the film: “Two African American social scientists pose as bank robbers in an effort to understand the racial dynamics of small-town law enforcement. However, their experiment takes an unplanned, deadly turn.” That’s a great premise that could be the beginning of a compelling film. We’ll definitely follow the development. Shadow and Act reveals that Isaiah Washington is also set for the film.
After the break, David Duchovny rides a sub, and The Last Stand and Cloud Atlas get new actors. Read More »