Browse Articles by Edward Douglas

End of Week Production Notes 7/30/21: ScarJo Sues Disney, A New Waterworld Streaming Series, and More News

July 2021
End of Week Production Notes 7/30/21: ScarJo Sues Disney, A New Waterworld Streaming Series, and More News

The biggest news that’s been shaking up the industry over the past 24 hours is that Scarlett Johansson is suing Walt Disney Studios over its decision to release Black Widow concurrently on Disney+ with Premier Access (for $29.99) on the same day as its theatrical release, back on July 9.  This decision was announced months prior, but Disney decided to... »

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Hump Day News Update 7/28/21: Bob Odenkirk Collapses on Set (UPDATED!), A New Exorcist Trilogy, and More News

July 2021
Hump Day News Update 7/28/21: Bob Odenkirk Collapses on Set (UPDATED!), A New <em>Exorcist</em> Trilogy, and More News

Our weekly mid-week news update kicks off with the shocking news that actor Bob Odenkirk collapsed on the set of Better Call Saul yesterday and had to be rushed to the hospital, according to TMZ. The 58-year-old act was filming the sixth and final season of the AMC show in New Mexico when he collapsed last night, although there have... »

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Posted in Featured, Film, Hump Day News Update, News, Television |

Review: The Suicide Squad Transforms into a Hilarious R-Rated Gorefest in the Hands of James Gunn

July 2021
Review: <em>The Suicide Squad</em> Transforms into a Hilarious R-Rated Gorefest in the Hands of James Gunn

When Warner Bros. announced the very first movie based on DC Comics’ Suicide Squad, I honestly had no idea what they were thinking. The ‘80s comic book series written by John Ostrander was a favorite of mine, but a major studio making a movie with “suicide” in the title? That just didn’t seem to... »

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Film Spotlight: Settlers Director Wyatt Rockefeller on Putting Life on Mars

July 2021
Film Spotlight: <em>Settlers</em> Director Wyatt Rockefeller on Putting Life on Mars

Director Wyatt Rockefeller makes his feature film directorial debut with Settlers, a sci-fi thriller that was recently released by IFC Midnight after playing at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival.  Despite being science fiction and actually taking place on a terraformed Mars, it’s a quieter character drama that stars Brooklyn Prince (The Florida Project) as... »

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Posted in Direction, Featured, Film, Interviews |

Review: Jungle Cruise is Fantastical Disney Action-Adventure at Its Finest

July 2021
Review: <em>Jungle Cruise</em> is Fantastical Disney Action-Adventure at Its Finest

Many critics who will write about Disney’s latest theme park ride turned picture, Jungle Cruise, will inevitably compare it to the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, either for better or worse. That might be fair, only because Jungle Cruise derives itself from a Disneyland theme park ride, but like Pirates, it also eventually transcends... »

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Production Designer Edward Thomas on Creating Escape Room‘s Deadly Rooms

July 2021
Production Designer Edward Thomas on Creating <em>Escape Room</em>‘s Deadly Rooms

Tournament of Champions continues the story from the original movie with Zoey and Ben, the characters played by Taylor Russell and Logan Miller, travelling to New York to find the Minos Corporation and being pulled back into their deadly games, along with a new group of players who survived previous escape rooms. Their new... »

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Over the Weekend 7/26/21: Jackie Mason Dies, Michael Jordan Developing Val-Zod Project for HBO Max, And More News

July 2021
Over the Weekend 7/26/21: Jackie Mason Dies, Michael Jordan Developing Val-Zod Project for HBO Max, And More News

Happy Monday, and we hope everyone had a good weekend! If nothing else, it’s nice to see that there were no more production shutdowns due to COVID over the weekend to report, although things are still looking like we’ll be getting a third or fourth wave in the pandemic, depending on how you count... »

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Posted in Featured, Film, News, Over the Weekend, Television |

First Mile Technologies Introduces Camera-to-Cloud Connectivity

July 2021
First Mile Technologies Introduces Camera-to-Cloud Connectivity

First Mile Technologies, a developer of creative connectivity solutions for media and entertainment production, has launched a new service to allow film, television and advertising productions to stream live, high-quality camera media to the cloud, making it accessible live for review, editorial, post-production and visual effects through a choice of various platforms. The service streamlines... »

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Posted in Camera, Featured, Gear, Postproduction |

End of Week Production Notes 7/23/21: Sean Penn Demands Vaccines, Newsom Signs New CA Tax Credit, and More News

July 2021
End of Week Production Notes 7/23/21: Sean Penn Demands Vaccines, Newsom Signs New CA Tax Credit, and More News

We made it through another week. Well, most of us have anyway. We start this week’s Production Notes the same way we’ve been starting far too many news columns recently, with reports of another production being shut down due to COVID-19. This time, it’s the Sky/AMC series Gangs of London, which became the fourth or fifth... »

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Review: M. Night Shyamalan’s Old Disappoints by Never Delivering on Its Promising Premise

July 2021
Review: M. Night Shyamalan’s <em>Old</em> Disappoints by Never Delivering on Its Promising Premise

Who knows what prompted M. Night Shyamalan to write the thriller Old? Maybe he was feeling the passage of time on himself or seeing his daughters growing up too fast or (in actuality) seeing his parents aging, but it’s one of his stranger thrillers, even if it’s also one of his most high-concept. Gael... »

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