night of camp david movie

Fresh off of directing the Oscar-nominated Western News of the World, Paul Greengrass has set his eyes on a much news-ier project: Night of Camp David. The political thriller, based on the 1965 book of the same name by Fletcher Knebel, tells the story of a mentally unstable president who begins to slip into paranoia. Sounds a little too familiar…

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future of theaters

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has gone on for nearly a year now, and movie theaters and exhibition chains have been closed for almost as long. And though everything has been spelling doom for theaters since Day 1 of the pandemic, many have managed to stick around — while the same discussion over their survival is made over and over again. The latest filmmakers to chime in on the future of theaters are Paul Greengrass and Ang Lee, both of whom have wildly differing perspectives on whether exhibition as we know it can survive.

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WandaVision Hints at How Is Vision Alive

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, take a closer look at some of the hints about how Vision has returned in Marvel’s new series WandaVision. Plus, The Hollywood Reporter hosts a virtual directors roundtable with filmmakers Spike Lee, Regina King, Lee Isaac Chung, George Clooney, and more. And finally, go behind the scenes of the first season of the Netflix period romance series Bridgerton. Read More »

paul greengrass watchmen

Once upon a time, before Zack Snyder’s movie and the excellent HBO series, we almost got Paul Greengrass Watchmen. Greengrass was actually one of several filmmakers to circle the project, including Terry Gilliam, Darren Aronofsky, and even Tim Burton. Those are some very different filmmakers, and it’s easy to picture the wild ways Gilliam, Aronofksy, or Burton would interpret the material. But what about Greengrass? How would his version of Watchmen play out? According to the director himself, his Watchmen wouldn’t have been as faithful to the source material as Snyder’s movie. And it also might’ve ended up being similar to Todd Phillips’ Joker.

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Bourne franchise

Starting with 2002’s The Bourne Identity, the Jason Bourne film franchise not only provided a vibrant new cinematic spy saga, but redefined action filmmaking as we know it. And though he didn’t direct the first installment, director Paul Greengrass played a huge part in ushering in the style that would seep into mainstream action cinema by helming The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Ultimatum, and returning years later for the underwhelming Jason Bourne.

But it seems like Greengrass’s Bourne days are behind him once and for all. Read his comments about the future of the Bourne franchise below. Read More »

news of the world review

Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd is a newsman. No, he doesn’t report the news. Nor does he work for a newspaper. Instead, he drifts from town to town on his rickety horse-drawn cart and brings the news to those too weary, too busy, and otherwise unable to read it themselves. For a small fee, Kidd will stand up in front of a meeting room and comb through the pages of newspapers, looking for stories to tell. And not just any stories. “Something to take us away from our troubles,” he tells the crowds over and over again. It’s a lovely little concept, and when you have Tom Hanks as the guy telling the stories, it’s hard not to hang on every word.

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news of the world release

News of the World may reach the rest of the world before it reaches the States. The Paul Greengrass period drama starring Tom Hanks is currently working through a deal that would give its overseas distribution to Netflix, which would release the film on its streaming service internationally. Universal is still planning to release the film theatrically in the U.S. this December.

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News of the World featurette

“I love listening to a great story as much as I like telling one,” Tom Hanks says in a brand new News of the World featurette. In director Paul Greengrass‘s western, Hanks plays a storyteller of sorts: his character reads the news to folks in small towns who are so disconnected from world events that they might never hear updates from the “outside world” otherwise. Check out some new footage in the featurette below. Read More »

News of the World trailer

Look at him. Look at him. Tom Hanks is the captain now in News of the World, a western which reunites him with his Captain Phillips director Paul Greengrass. Hanks plays Captain Jefferson Kidd (I told you he was the captain!), a man who travels across the plains reading the news to small-town folk who otherwise would never hear it.

This is the actor’s first western, and it looks like the kind of old-school throwback that doesn’t come around too often in the modern Hollywood landscape. Check out the brand new trailer below.
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news of the world trailer

Tom Hanks is the Captain again in News of the World, the Oscar-winning actor’s highly anticipated reunion with his Captain Phillips director Paul Greengrass. But News of the World is a very different film from the 2013 Oscar-nominated biographical thriller, with Hanks strapping on a cowboy hat and spurs to star in an epic Western. Watch the News of the World trailer below. Read More »