Monday, Aug. 19 Filming Locations for Westworld, Boys in the Band, Unhinged, & more!

Here’s a look at various filming locations for August 19, 2019:

Filming in California

TV Series: Perry Mason
Stars: Matthew Rhys
Location: 330 S Irving Blvd, Los Angeles (7:00 AM – 10:00 PM)

TV Series: Westworld
Stars: Evan Rachel Wood
Location: 5726 Soledad Canyon Rd, Unincorporated Los Angeles County (7:00 AM – 10:00 PM)

Filming in Illinois

TV Series: Batwoman
Stars: Ruby Rose
Stars: 252 N Stetson Ave (permit through 8/21) and 149 W Adams St (permit through 8/19) in Chicago 

TV Series: Empire
Stars: Terrence Howard
Location: 2755 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago 

Movie: Say My Name
(new Jordan Peele movie)
Location: 500 N Damen Ave and 732 N Kingsbury St, Chicago

Filming in Louisiana

Movie: Unhinged
Stars: Russell Crowe
Location: 1100 Camp St, New Orleans

Filming in New York

TV Series: Plot Against America
Stars: Winona Ryder
Location: Review Ave and Greenpoint Ave, Long Island City

Project: Hi Roger
Location: 53rd St and 5th Ave, NYC
Credit: @Erickschronicle

TV Series: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Stars: Rachel Brosnahan
Location: 125th and 8th Ave, NYC
Credit: @RealityChicks

TV Series: Manifest
Stars: Josh Dallas
Location: Queens Blvd and 43rd St, Queens

TV Series: Law and Order: SVU
Stars: Mariska Hargitay
Location: W 45th St and 9th Ave, NYC

TV Series: God Friended Me
Stars: Brandon Micheal Hall
Location: 15th and 5th Ave, NYC
Credit: @kucksuelwhan, @RealityChicks

TV Series: High Maintenance
Stars:  Ben Sinclair
Location: E Houston and Mulberry, NYC
Credit: @kucksuelwhan

TV Series: Boys in the Band
Stars: Matt Bomer
Location: E 75th St and 3rd Ave, NYC through 8/21

Movie: West Side Story
Stars: Ansel Elgort
Location: Brooklyn Navy Yard

TV Series: Prodigal Son
Stars: Tom Payne
Location: Queens Plaza South in Long Island City
Credit: @ju_alves3

Filming in North Carolina

TV Series: Reprisal
Stars: Abigail Spencer
Location: 1518 Market St, Wilmington

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Watch: Buster Keaton in NFB’s 1965 Silent Short Film ‘The Railrodder’

Watch: Buster Keaton in NFB’s 1965 Silent Short Film ‘The Railrodder’

by Alex Billington
August 18, 2019
Source: YouTube

The Railrodder Short Film

Ride the rails with Buster one last time. Beloved American actor / comedian Buster Keaton lived to be 70 years old when he passed away in 1966. His very last silent film was actually made in 1964 and released in 1965 – in full color. It’s called The Railrodder, and it’s actually a sort-of-promo for Canada and the the Canadian National Railway. Produced by the National Film Board (NFB) of Canada, The Railrodder follows Buster around as he rides the rails seeing the sights making his way across Canada. “True to Keaton’s genre, the film is full of sight gags as our protagonist putt-putts his way to British Columbia.” The NFB also made a documentary about the filming of this one, entirely in B&W, and added in lots of extra footage and released it as Buster Keaton Rides Again (also embedded below to watch them back-to-back). But the purity and beauty of The Railrodder makes it stand out, especially because it cements his iconic legacy in film history.

Thanks to Kottke for the tip on this one. Original description from YouTube: “This short film from director Gerald Potterton (Heavy Metal) stars Buster Keaton in one of the last films of his long career. As ‘the railrodder‘, Keaton crosses Canada from east to west on a railway track speeder. True to Keaton’s genre, the film is full of sight gags as our protagonist putt-putts his way to British Columbia. Not a word is spoken throughout, and Keaton is as spry and ingenious at fetching laughs as he was in the old days of the silent slapsticks.” The Railrodder is directed by British filmmaker Gerald Potterton and was produced by the National Film Board of Canada. The backdrop to all of this is the Canadian countryside, with scenic views of Nova Scotia, Quebec, Ontario, the Prairies, the Rockies, and the West Coast, c. 1964-65. And cities visited by Buster include Montreal, Ottawa, and Vancouver. For more info, visit the NFB. For more shorts, click here.

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Super Mario Bros Movie Deleted Scene Revealed in Studio Rough Cut /Film

Super Mario Bros Blu-Ray

Super Mario Bros. The Movie is one of the weirdest and most mystifying major studio releases of all-time. In an attempt to capitalize on the popularity of the Nintendo video game franchise of the same name, Hollywood Pictures and Buena Vista Pictures, the movie brought the game to life in one of the most perplexing fashions, trying to shoehorn as many references to the original game as possible in a nonsensical way. The result was a dimension-hopping blockbuster bomb, and believe it or not, there’s more of it we haven’t seen yet.

There’s a site called the Super Mario Bros.: The Movie Archive (via Polygon) that came into possession of a VHS tape from an auction that featured items from the estate of producer Roland Joffé. One such auction item ended up including an extended rough cut of Super Mario Bros., which included 15 minutes of additional scenes not in the movie and unreleased on home video. One of those Super Mario Bros deleted scenes has been revealed online.

Super Mario Bros Movie Deleted Scene

The scene in question takes place before Mario (Bob Hoskins) and Luigi (John Leguizamo) end up in the alternate Manhattan ruled by King Koopa (Dennis Hopper). Part of this scene is glimpsed in the movie, showing Mario and Luigi arriving on the scene of a plumbing job where two plumbers from a rival company are already on the scene. But rather than cutting away to Daisy at the dig site where the portal to alternate Manhattan is discovered, we see them encounter the other plumbers.

Mario and Luigi try to convince the Riverfront Cafe that the plumbers, named Mike and Doug, are trying to scam them and charge much more for the job than they need to pay. There’s a bit of a confrontation between them, but nothing really comes of it other than the Mario brothers walking away without another job.

Funnily enough, this scene was referenced by trading cards and toys released when the movie came out, even though the scene was never in the movie. As the video explains, there was even an action figure that said the line “Nobody touches my tools,” even though we had never heard that in the movie. But in the end, it’s easy to see why the scene wasn’t included in the final cut of the movie.

If you’re interested in seeing the rest of the footage from the Super Mario Bros. rough cut, the folks in possession of this VHS tape hope to create a new definitive home video release that includes these supplementary materials and details. But there will be more deleted scenes released online sometime soon, so stay tuned for more from The Super Mario Bros. Movie Archive soon.

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Good Boys Opens to #1 Spot at Domestic Box Office

Good Boys Opens to #1 Spot with Biggest Original Comedy Opening of 2019

Good Boys Opens to #1 Spot with Biggest Original Comedy Opening of 2019

Universal Pictures’ Good Boys opened in first place with an estimated $21 million haul and exceeding studio expectations. Good Boys had the biggest opening for an original comedy this year, is the first R-rated comedy to open at #1 since The Boss in April 2016, and joins Universal’s Us as the only original movies to open #1 domestically all year. The film also propelled Universal across the $1 billion mark domestically, making them the only studio besides Disney to accomplish this in 2019. Directed by Gene Stupnitsky, Good Boys stars  Jacob Tremblay, Keith L. Williams and Brady Noon

Universal’s Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw slipped into the #2 spot with $14.14 million and a domestic total of $133.7 million. Internationally the film brought in $45.7 million, giving it an international total of $303.3 million and a global total of $437 million. Worldwide the film is now the fifth highest grossing entry in the series, but remains well behind the others with the #4 film in the series, Fast Five, sitting at $626.1 million worldwide in 2011.

Walt Disney Pictures’ The Lion King held onto the #3 spot at the domestic box office with another $11.9 million for a US total of $496 million. Internationally the film brought in $33.8 million for an international total of $939.1 million. Worldwide the film has now brought in $1.435 million, making it the #9 highest grossing movie of all time after passing Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Sony’s The Angry Birds Movie 2 opened in fourth place, bringing in $10.5 million, a huge drop off from the first film which opened with $38 million in 2016. The first Angry Birds brought in $352.3 million worldwide throughout its theatrical run, something the sequel will need a lot of help matching.

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark from Lionsgate, CBS Films, and eOne fell -51.9% from second to fifth place but still bringing in $10 million and giving it a US total of $40 million. Produced on a reported budget of $25 million, the adaptation is on its way to becoming a modest summer hit, even surpassing the likes of Child’s Play, Crawl, and Happy Death Day 2U. It’s unclear how well the film will do overseas however, as the property very seldom crossed over into other countries from America.

Elsewhere at the box office:

This weekend marks only the third time this year that the #1 and #2 films came from the same studios (April 19 – 21 had Warner Bros with Shazam and La Llorona; April 26 – 28 had Disney with Avengers: Endgame and Captain Marvel).

47 Meters Down: Uncaged opened in sixth place with $9 million, down from the first film in 2017 which opened to $11.2 million.

Warner Bros. Blinded By the Light opened in ninth place with $4.45 million

Richard Linklater’s Where’d You Go, Bernadette opened in eleventh place with $3.455 million.

This weekend also marks the lowest total gross weekend of the summer.

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Full-Length Trailer for Larry Fessenden’s Frankenstein Film ‘Depraved’

Full-Length Trailer for Larry Fessenden’s Frankenstein Film ‘Depraved’

by Alex Billington
August 16, 2019
Source: YouTube

Depraved Trailer

“I figured it out! I figured out how to bring them back…” IFC Midnight has debuted the full-length official trailer for Larry Fessenden’s Depraved, a compelling modern take on the classic Frankenstein story of a man created from spare parts. Described as the “best film version of the Frankenstein legend in decades”, Fessenden’s Depraved is a “meditative reimagining of” Mary Shelley’s classic novel that “explores the crisis of masculinity and ideas about loneliness, memory and the subtle psychological shocks that shape us as individuals.” The plot follows a disillusioned field surgeon suffering from PTSD who endeavors to make a man out of body parts and bring him to life in a Brooklyn loft. Depraved stars Owen Campbell, Chloë Levine, Alex Breaux, David Call, Joshua Leonard, Ana Kayne, and Maria Dizzia. I’ve been hearing some great things about this, perhaps the best update on Frankenstein in a long time – and this footage confirms that it might live up to the hype. Watch the trailer for “a punk rock New York Frankenstein” below.

Here’s the full-length trailer (+ killer poster) for Larry Fessenden’s Depraved, from IFC’s YouTube:

Depraved Poster New

You can still watch the first teaser trailer for Fessenden’s Depraved here, for the original tease again.

Alex (Owen Campbell) leaves his girlfriend Lucy (Chloë Levine) after an emotional night, walking the streets alone to get home. From out of nowhere, he is stabbed in a frenzied attack, with the life draining out of him. He awakes to find he is the brain in a body he does not recognize. This creature, Adam (Alex Breaux), has been brought into consciousness by Henry (David Call), a brilliant field surgeon suffering from PTSD after two tours in the Mideast, and his accomplice Polidori (Joshua Leonard), a predator determined to cash in on the experiment that brought Adam to life. Henry is increasingly consumed with remorse over what he’s done and when Adam finally discovers a video documenting his own origin, he goes on a rampage that reverberates through the group and tragedy befalls them all. Depraved is both written and directed by American indie filmmaker / writer / actor Larry Fessenden, director of the films A Face in the Crowd, Experienced Movers, Hollow Venus, No Telling, Habit, Wendigo, The Last Winter, and Beneath previously. This initially premiered at the What the Fest!? earlier in the summer. IFC Midnight will release Fessenden’s Depraved in select theaters + on VOD starting September 13th this fall. Curious?

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Love Simon TV Series Finds Its Lead – /Film

love simon tv series

It was previously revealed that the upcoming Disney streaming service Disney+ would be adapting Love, Simon into a new TV series. Now, as the show begins production, the lead role has been revealed, along with some new story details. Michael Cimino (no, not the dead filmmaker who directed The Deer Hunter) will star in the show, which will be set in the same world as the film but focus on new characters. More on the Love, Simon TV series below.

Love, Simon was a perfectly pleasant film with some genuinely emotional moments. Based on a book by Becky Albertalli, the Greg Berlanti-directed film focused on a closeted gay teen who finds himself falling for an anonymous classmate online. It was a sweet movie that was notable for being the first major Hollywood studio film to focus on a gay teenage romance.

Love, Simon was a 20th Century Fox release, and now that Disney owns Fox, they’re returning to the film for a new TV series. Rather than simply remake the movie as a TV show, the Disney+ Love, Simon TV series well tell a new story set in the same world of the film. The show begins production this month, and Disney has announced its lead: up-and-coming actor Michael Cimino, who appeared in Annabelle Comes Home. Here’s the premise of the show:

Set in the world of the film, the series follows Victor, a new student at Creekwood High School on his own journey of self-discovery, facing challenges at home, adjusting to a new city, and struggling with his sexual orientation. When it all seems too much, he reaches out to Simon to help him navigate the ups and downs of high school.

The show also stars Ana Ortiz stars as Isabel, “Victor’s smart and warm mother who loves her husband and her family, but is under a lot of pressure as they move their family across the country.” Other cast members include James Martinez as Armando, “Victor’s regular blue collar ‘guy’s guy’ father who loves his family deeply and works hard for his family.” Isabella Ferreira plays Pilar, “Victor’s sullen younger sister in the throws of teenage angst.” Mateo Fernandez portrays “Victor’s adorable, good-natured little brother.” Johnny Sequoyah is Mia, “Victor’s whip-smart friend with a quick wit and easy laugh,” and Bebe Wood portrays her “quirky and social media-obsessed best friend, Lake.” George Sear plays Benji, “Victor’s confident and charming classmate.” Anthony Turpel is Felix, Victor’s “awkward new neighbor”, and Mason Gooding plays Andrew, “Creekwood’s cocky and popular basketball-loving jock.” Nick Robinson, who played Simon in the movie, will narrate the series.

Love, Simon is a powerful story embraced by critics and audiences alike for its universal messages of authenticity, love, and acceptance,” said Agnes Chu, senior vice president of content at Disney+. “We are honored to partner with the talented team at 20th Century Fox Television to bring this new chapter of a beloved story to Disney+, continuing the personal and uplifting narrative that captivated fans of the original film.”

Executive Producers Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger, who wrote the Love, Simon movie script, added:

“We could not be more excited to be making ‘Love, Simon’ for Disney+. Writing Love, Simon was one of the most profound and enjoyable experiences of our careers to date and we are beyond thrilled that we get to revisit this world and tell the story of Victor, a brand new Creekwood student, and his family and friends. We have a phenomenal group of writers with tremendously personal connections to the material crafting our episodes, and have assembled a dream team cast and crew to bring these stories to life, and cannot wait to share what we’re working on with the world.”

There’s no word yet on when this show will be available, but Disney+ launches on November 12, 2019.

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Warner Bros. Acquires Bruce Springsteen’s Directorial Debut Western Stars

Warner Bros. Acquires Bruce Springsteen's Directorial Debut Western Stars

Warner Bros. acquires Bruce Springsteen’s directorial debut Western Stars

Ahead of its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, Warner Bros. has acquired the rights to the Bruce Springsteen co-directed film adaptation of his latest album Western Stars with plans to release the film in theaters later this fall!

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The album, which hit shelves in June, received critical acclaim for the artist’s reinvention of his sound and character and the stories touching on themes of love, loss, loneliness, family and the unavoidable passage of time, and debuted at the number two spot on the Billboard 200. The documentary follows Springsteen performing all 13 songs from the album backed by a band and full orchestra under the cathedral ceiling of his nearly 100-year-old barn.

“We have Bruce Springsteen’s directorial debut at the festival, I think he’s got a big future ahead of him,” TIFF artistic director Cameron Bailey previously told IndieWire. “It’s largely performance, but there is a framing to it. It’s very filmic, which is what attracted me. The album and the film are both about this fading Western movie B-level star who’s looking back on his life and the decisions he’s made. That narrative and that character shape all the songs. “In between the songs, you’ve got Bruce really talking about this character he invented, the story he wrote for the character, and how it reflects back on his own life as he ages and other kind of narratives he’s had in his previous albums.

The documentary marks the re-teaming of Springsteen and director Thom Zimmy, who previously worked with him on the documentary The Promise: The Making of Darkness on the Edge of Town and the filmed version of Springsteen on Braodway, for which he has earned an Emmy nomination.

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Bruce lives in the super rarified air of artists who have blazed new and important trails deep into their careers,” Chairman of Warner Bros. Pictures Group Toby Emmerich said in a statement. “With ‘Western Stars,’ Bruce is pivoting yet again, taking us with him on an emotional and introspective cinematic journey, looking back and looking ahead. As one of his many fans for over 40 years, I couldn’t be happier to be a rider on this train with Bruce and Thom.

A release date hasn’t currently been set for the documentary, but it’s expected to hit the big screen later this year, with the studio attaching a first-look of the film to the Bruce Springsteen-infused coming-of-age dramedy Blinded by the Light, which is now in theaters.

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Lady Belladonna’s Tales from The Inferno – review

Directors: Robert Posey & Justin Holtzen (segment)

Release date: 2018

Contains spoilers

This is an anthology stitching shorts together, which is the second Lady Belladonna (Tawnya Bass) film. The first, Lady Belladonna’s Night Shades, looked cheaper in the wraparound (about the demonic Lady Belladonna and her time as a soul broker) than this edition and the photography and effects were sharper in this one.

There is a difference in the content also – the first film was pretty much serial killer/slasher themed and there was a real variance in the quality of the shorts. In this one a more supernatural theme enters the concept and the shorts were of a higher quality generally. The segment is called Family Tradition and was probably the strongest part of the film. A note on directors – the film lists Robert Posey & Justin Holtzen as the segment directors, if you find the short’s IMDb page it lists Posey only.

vision of blood

The story takes place in a scrapyard and Bekah (Donna Bella Litton), a teen girl, lives there with Mom (Hailey Josselyn), dad (Shawn McCall) and little sister Grace (Julianne Medina). Bekah gets home in time for the evening meal and there is some family banter but dad, as he looks at the family, sees them splattered with blood and has no humour. He leaves the table and mom says it is the anniversary of grandpa’s (Royd McCargish) death. Bekah makes a snarky comment about dad being drunk in the shed rather than the house.

Donna Bella Litton as Bekah

We cut to the shed and see dad sat, talking to person unknown and saying that he can’t do it anymore, this will be the last time and *he* won’t survive this time. As he speaks, we see him holding a metal mask. Later in the evening Bekah awakens and picks up a pack of cigarettes, going out for a smoke. She sees light in the shed, goes to investigate and, as she gets closer, hears grunts of pain. Looking in the door she sees dad clearly torturing someone (Robert Posey).

from Grandpa’s tale

She runs back to the house and dad follows. She calls him crazy but mom intervenes. She wasn’t meant to find out yet but… They tell her the story of Grandpa and his first family, of him coming home to find them all dead, bar one child, and a man violently biting their neck. Grandpa attacked the man and then realised what *it* was. He captured it and starved it, torturing it each anniversary of his family’s slaughter – a tradition passed on to dad when just a child. Will Bekah buy such a story?

Robert Posey as the vampire

The film is well shot, well-paced and the acting is credible throughout. I particularly liked the photography and the directors manage to walk a line where the victim (the vampire) isn’t so much a victim in the audience eyes and the aggressor (dad) is complex and broken with a few simple dialogue strokes. This one is worth the entry fee to the whole anthology. 7 out of 10.

The imdb page is here.

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‘Ghostbusters 2020’ filming locations this weekend

Filming for Ghostbusters 2020 is winding down in Canada but there are still plenty of opportunities to see the movie filming this weekend. The movie is filming at 24th Street and Highway 3 in Fort Macleod, Alberta through Sunday evening.

Laszlo Uhrik, Ghostbusters’ location manager, previously told CBC News that filmmakers were drawn to the classic look of the town, just south of Calgary.

“Specifically, the main street — that block of buildings that has been maintained the way that it looks now gives a look that is timeless, in a sense,” Uhrik said.

The new film stars Paul Rudd, Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd, and Finn Wolfhard. It’s being directed by Jason Reitman, the son of the original movies’ director Ivan Reitman.

Reitman co-wrote the film which he describes as a “love letter to the original movie and that it will have an Amblin-style feel to it.” It’s also been reported that it will “focus on a family who moves back home to a small town. While there, they begin to ‘learn more about who they are and the secrets of the town itself.’”

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Promo Trailer for German Film ‘A Regular Woman’ About Being Free

Promo Trailer for German Film ‘A Regular Woman’ About Being Free

by Alex Billington
August 16, 2019
Source: YouTube

A Regular Woman

“I am just a woman…” The Match Factory has released an official promo trailer for a German film titled A Regular Woman, originally Nur Eine Frau (or “Just a Woman“) in German, made by filmmaker Sherry Hormann. This premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, but is still seeking international distribution outside of Germany. The film is based on the true story of Hatun Aynur Sürücü, whose murder caused an outcry in 2005. It tells of her struggle for a free, self-determined life in the face of her family’s intense opposition. Her brothers refuse to accept her lifestyle, and insults & threats continue to escalate. Finally, the young woman reports her oldest brother to the police. But this won’t save her in the end… Starring Almila Bagriacik as Aynur, with a cast including Rauand Taleb, Meral Perin, Mürtüz Yolcu, Armin Wahedi, and Aram Arami. A sad story of how hard it is to live a free life, no matter where you’re from. Definitely worth a look.

Here’s the first promo trailer (+ poster) for Sherry Hormann’s A Regular Woman, direct from YouTube:

A Regular Woman Poster

In A Regular Woman, Aynur is telling her own story, her perspective of what happened. It is the story of a confident young woman who loves life and knows exactly how she wants to live hers. A woman who escapes the violence of her marriage and refuses to let her brothers and parents dictate what she can and cannot do. She gets her own apartment and her son, she apprentices as an electrician and she goes out to meet new men and friends. Although she knows that her behavior goes against her family’s tradition and it can put her in danger, her desire for freedom is stronger. However, her brothers’ insults and threats get increasingly serious and before long, it is ultimately too late. Based on the story of Hatun Aynur Sürücü, whose murder caused an outcry in 2005. A Regular Woman, originally titled Nur Eine Frau in German, is directed by German-American filmmaker Sherry Hormann, director of the films Silent Shadow, Father’s Day, Widows, Guys & Balls, Desert Flower, The Pursuit of Unhappiness, and 3096 Days previously. The screenplay is written by Florian Öller, adapted from the book “Ehrenmord: Ein deutsches Schicksal”. This premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. It opened in Germany in the summer, but has no US release set yet.

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