Browse Articles by Edward Douglas

End of Week Production Notes 5/14/21: De Niro Injured in Oklahoma, Maher Tests Positive, Ellen Over, and More News

May 2021
End of Week Production Notes 5/14/21: De Niro Injured in Oklahoma, Maher Tests Positive, <em>Ellen</em> Over, and More News

Yesterday evening, the news broke that actor Robert De Niro had been injured while in Oklahoma to film the latest Martin Scorsese film, Killers of the Flower Moon. The severity of De Niro’s leg injury isn’t known, but the injury didn’t happen on set or during production, and the production schedule will not be affected by his... »

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REVIEW: Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead Proves the Filmmaker’s Incredible Growth Since His Zombie Debut

May 2021
REVIEW: Zack Snyder’s <em>Army of the Dead</em> Proves the Filmmaker’s Incredible Growth Since His Zombie Debut

Before 2004, Director Zack Snyder was a bit of an unknown quantity outside the world of music videos. That is, until he was hired to direct a remake of the late George Romero’s Dawn of the Dead. Snyder’s next movie, an adaptation of Frank Miller’s 300, was a box office blockbuster that shifted Snyder... »

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Posted in Featured, Film, Film Releases, Reviews |

Hump Day News Update 5/12/21: More Developments on the HFPA Front, Prodigal Son Cancelled and More News

May 2021
Hump Day News Update 5/12/21: More Developments on the HFPA Front, <em>Prodigal Son</em> Cancelled and More News

It’s Hump Day and Hollywood is hopping with lots of industry news… A lot has been going on with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) since we reported on the vote the Golden Globes award group conducted last week to make significant changes to its policies and by-laws, particularly when it comes to inclusiveness. Apparently, the HFPA... »

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Posted in Featured, Film, News, Television |

REVIEW: Spiral Shows Off A Few Fresh Tricks While Retaining Uncomfortable Levels of Gore

May 2021
REVIEW: <em>Spiral</em> Shows Off A Few Fresh Tricks While Retaining Uncomfortable Levels of Gore

If you’ve seen one or (God forbid) all the Saw movies (like me), you might be wondering what Spiral: From the Book of Saw might offer, especially when it brings back so many elements from previous movies, including 2017’s Jigsaw. For most people, the change might come down to two words: Chris Rock. Reportedly,... »

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Posted in Featured, Film, Film Releases, Reviews |

Director Series: Profile Filmmaker Timur Bekmambetov Explains Using Screenlife to Create Cinema

May 2021
Director Series: <em>Profile</em> Filmmaker Timur Bekmambetov Explains Using Screenlife to Create Cinema

From his early days making epic (yet fairly low-budget) Russian blockbusters, such as Night Watch and its sequel, Day Watch, Director Timur Bekmambetov has constantly tried to push technological boundaries through his filmmaking. Although he has made numerous ventures into Hollywood with films like Wanted and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Bekmambetov never ventured far... »

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Posted in Direction, Director Series, Featured, Film, Interviews |

Over the Weekend 5/10/21: First Pics from Hulu Series Pam and Tommy, and More News

May 2021
Over the Weekend 5/10/21: First Pics from Hulu Series <em>Pam and Tommy</em>, and More News

Not a lot happened this past weekend but here’s a quick recap of a few of the industry news tidbits that did… On Friday, Hulu released the first pictures of Lily James and Sebastian Stan as Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee from the comedic series, Pam and Tommy, which tells the story of the sex tape between the... »

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

End of Week Production Notes 5/7/21: Broadway is Back, HFPA Agrees on Changes, A New Red Sonja, and More News

May 2021
End of Week Production Notes 5/7/21: Broadway is Back, HFPA Agrees on Changes, A New <em>Red Sonja</em>, and More News

Production has begun to boom again both nationwide and overseas, and because of that, actors are starting to line up their next projects and various shows are starting to cast up, which means there’s been more news than there has been in previous months. But first, we’ll start with something a bit off our normal beat... »

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Hump Day News Update 5/5/21: More Oscar Controversy, Kingsley as Dali, McGregor as Halston, and More News

May 2021
Hump Day News Update 5/5/21: More Oscar Controversy, Kingsley as Dali, McGregor as <em>Halston</em>, and More News

I’m guessing many people reading this might be thinking, “What is this?” Well, it was bound to happen, but the industry is actually getting to the point where there’s a lot more news each day, so by the time I finish the Over the Weekend column on Mondays, there’s already so much news that... »

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Posted in Columns, Featured, Film, News, Television |

Composer Henry Jackman on the Complexities of Scoring The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

May 2021
Composer Henry Jackman on the Complexities of Scoring <em>The Falcon and the Winter Soldier</em>

Some might consider Composer Henry Jackman to be the “Animation Guy,” having won two Annie and three ASCAP Awards for his work on films like Wreck-It Ralph and Big Hero 6. Or maybe they know him as the “Comic Book/Superhero Guy” with a long list of such movies, including Kick-Ass, X-Men: First Class, and... »

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Posted in Composers, Featured, Music, Television |

Hollywood Still Photographer Wynn Hammer Passes Away at 97

May 2021
Hollywood Still Photographer Wynn Hammer Passes Away at 97

It has been an absolutely tragic year for Hollywood and the below-the-line community with COVID taking so many away from us even above and beyond any normal year. Sadly, Below the Line has been informed today that Still Photographer Wynn Hammer has passed away at the age on May 2, 2021, at the age of 97, although... »

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Posted in Featured, Film, News, Obituaries |