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CS Video: Stanley Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket Turns 30

Sit down with the Full Metal Jacket cast. The Full Metal Jacket cast includes Matthew Modine and Vincent D'Onofrio.

Take a look back with Full Metal Jacket stars Matthew Modine and Vincent D’Onofrio

Last month marked the 30th Anniversary of Stanley Kubrick’s penultimate feature, Full Metal Jacket. Warner Bros. Pictures celebrated the festivities with an anniversary screening in Los Angeles last weekend. Before the event, ComingSoon.net had the chance to sit down with stars Matthew Modine and Vincent D’Onofrio alongside Leon Vitali, Kubrick’s longtime assistant. In the player below, you can watch as they reflect on the film all these years later. While both Modine and D’Onofrio explain that they have trouble watching the movie, D’Onofrio explains that he’s planning to watch a specific part of it at the special screening.

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Released domestically in June 1987, Full Metal Jacket arrived at the tail end of a Hollywood fascination with the Vietnam War. Oliver Stone’s Platoon, released the previous year, had just taken home four Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Full Metal Jacket, though, arriving seven years after The Shining, wasn’t so much about Vietnam as it was about the dehumanizing side of war and a savage contradiction that, as Joker explains at one point, reflects “the duality of man.”

If you’d like to learn more about the making of Full Metal Jacket, be sure to check out Modine’s Full Metal Jacket Diary. Released in 2005, the book prints Modine’s photography shots from set. Kubrick normally didn’t allow any outside photos on his sets, but Modine, playing a journalist, wound up being allowed to take and eventually share impressive black and white images from behind the scenes.

Also starring Adam Baldwin, Dorian Harewood, Arliss Howard and R. Lee Ermey, Full Metal Jacket received an Oscar nomination for its screenplay by Stanley Kubrick, Michael Herr and Gustav Hasford

When was the last time you revisited Full Metal Jacket? How do you feel it compares to Stanley Kubrick’s other works? Let us know your thoughts in the below!

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John Cho Joins The Exorcist Season 2

FOX's The Exorcist Season 2 casts Star Trek actor John Cho

FOX’s The Exorcist Season 2 casts Star Trek actor John Cho

Star Trek‘s John Cho has just joined the cast of The Exorcist Season 2, according to TVLine. The cast is changing for the sophomore season of the FOX drama based on the 1973 horror film of the same name. Cast members Alfonso Herrera (The ChosenSense8), Kurt Egyiawan (SkyfallBeats of No Nation) and Ben Daniels (Flesh and BoneHouse of Cards) are the only regulars to return to the show and The Exorcist Season 2 will have a new exorcism case, according to the site.

RELATED: FOX Fall 2017 Schedule Announced

Father Ortega (Herrera) and Marcus Keane (Daniels) have left Chicago and are looking for cases. They find a former child psychologist named Andrew Kim (Cho) who runs a group home for at-risk foster children on an island off the coast of Seattle. One of those children becomes possessed, of course, “putting the priests on a collision course with Hell.”

The Exorcist premiered in September of 2016 and also starred Geena Davis (Thelma & LouiseBeetlejuice), Hannah Kasulka (The Fosters), Alan Ruck (Spin CityFerris Bueller’s Day Off) and Brianne Howey (Scream Queens).

Cho is known for his work in the recent Star Trek films where he played Hikaru Sulu and the Harold & Kumar films where he played Harold Lee. He had a lead role in the short-lived series Selfie with Karen Gillan and has played the recurring character Andy Brooks in Sleepy Hollow. He also appeared in the series FlashForward and Off Centre, as well as the films Better Luck TomorrowShopping for Fangs and Yellow.

The Exorcist Season 2 premieres Friday, September 29 on FOX. What do you think of the casting of John Cho? Are you excited for The Exorcist Season 2? We want to hear from you. Let us know your thoughts in the below or tweet them to us @ComingSoonnet.

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Interview: Joey King and John R. Leonetti Talk Wish Upon

Wish Upon

Wish Upon: Interviews with director John R. Leonetti and actress Joey King from the Wish Upon set

There are lots of new horror films coming out in 2017, but few, if any, are aiming to run you through an emotional gauntlet of terror as much as the new project from director John R Leonetti (Annabelle), Wish Upon. The film stars the very talented actress Joey King as Claire, a teenage girl who finds a magical wish-granting box with dire consequences for each of the wishes it grants. With a prominent supporting cast in Sherilyn Fenn (Twin Peaks, Meridian, Ray Donovan) and Ryan Phillipe (Flags of Our Fathers, Shooter, Damages), this much hyped chiller is definitely one to watch out for.

RELATED: Exclusive Wish Upon Motion Comic Premiere

If the director and cast weren’t enough to grab your attention, the behind-the-scenes crew certainly should be. The film is produced by Sherryl Clark (Cloverfield), production design by Bob Ziembicki (Boogie Nights, Scream 2, Annabelle), costume design by Antoinette Messam (Orphan, Creed, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency), and Paul Jones handling special effects (Shadow Hunters: Mortal Instruments, Orphan Black, Ginger Snaps, Silent Hill). ComingSoon.net was lucky enough to get to visit the Toronto set of Wish Upon this past winter and sit down with Leonetti and King. This is what they had to say about their bloody labor of love.

ComingSoon.net: John and Joey, can you tell me how you two got involved with this project, and how you ended up working together again?

John R. Leonetti: Our lovely producer Sherryl Clark kind of nicely pursued me for some weird reason. I’m so thankful that she did, and I read the next draft. I was blown away, I actually read it again it put a curse on me. Claire’s (Joey King) character is so layered, there’s so much going on in this young woman, this young girl and I immediately, for whatever reason thought of Joey first, period. The good news is when I mentioned her to the studio, they immediately went “oh, yeah!” and her name had even already come up [to them], of course.

Joey King: I’ve never worked with John as a director before. The last time I worked with him he was my DP on The Conjuring, and we had so much fun together that when I heard he wanted me to be in this, I was so touched because I’d had such a good time with him and [the fact that] he remembered me and wanted me to do this with him meant so much. I loved the script, loved it. It was such a fun fast read.

CS: Joey, is this the type of movie you like, the kind of thing you would watch if you weren’t in it?

King: Yes… The thing is I am totally a huge scaredy-cat so that’s the only reason I wouldn’t is because I get so scared of things. But it’s such a good story. I like to call it more of a psychological thriller than a total horror movie. I think it’s very layered and it’s very emotional and you get really attached to the characters, more than you do in a typical horror movie. I will watch this movie, I will just have to turn the lights on when I go home. After I saw The Conjuring, I couldn’t sleep for freaking six months!

Leonetti: What’s so awesome about this movie is that it’s a dark tale, a very dark tale, but with uplifting characters. And so they all have an essence of hope, even Claire, and that’s what’s so cool about her is she wakes up twelve years later at 17 after… a cold opening that is pretty intense, and she gets up out of bed, hugs her dog and she goes to the window and her dad is leaving to go off to collect junk. And she turns and you can see the look on her face and you can tell this is going to be a sh*tty day, and to her in front of the mirror getting dressed and she says “no, this is going to be a good day.” So immediately in the movie you get hope. No matter what she’s been through, she has hope, and we all need hope.

CS: You make a discovery in one of the scenes we saw today where we find a dog under a house. What did he do to deserve his fate?

Leonetti: Unfortunately there’s a ramification associated with every wish. It’s the old careful what you wish for thing, and this movie definitely goes deeply down that road. It’s the close people around her [Claire] or whoever has this thing that are targets. She doesn’t know this, and it’s not until wishes have been made that she’s starting to figure to figure it out. But the elixir of the box, it’s like a drug, it’s almost like heroine, has grabbed her. So even though she is starting to put two and two together, it has a hold over her, and that’s the whole thing. You can’t beat the box.

King: It’s absolutely an addiction, and every addiction you think you can stop whenever you want, that’s what makes it an addiction because it takes over your mind. It tricks you and manipulates you, and that’s exactly what this box does to Claire. She thinks she can just give it up whenever she feels like it. She’s convinced herself of that, and it’s evident to the audience, everybody else but Claire that she can’t.

CS: Was it easy to get into your character of Claire?

King: I think so; I think Claire is very easy to get into. I think she’s a very, very sweet girl. And that’s what makes this story so heartbreaking, is to watch this lovely girl who wants the best for her family and her life, her dad and you just watch her get manipulated and thrown on the ground over and over again. It really breaks your heart because you take a liking to her.

Leonetti: This girl brings it you guys. And I mean, to the point where she could duplicate tears on the same cheek three times in a row. I don’t know how the f**k you do that?

King: I honestly don’t know…

Leonetti: The thing is she didn’t even think about it, and this is real, she just did it. And you know, this is not a horror movie even though there are horrific images in this movie. This is so layered and so complex, and so emotional. And it really takes someone like Joey to maintain that through all the highs and the lows of the addiction. This movie can make you laugh, it can make you cry and it can scare the sh*t out of you. And if we pull that off, which we’re touching on in my opinion, who knows, you never know until you know, then we have done our job and we have made a movie that is extremely entertaining on so many levels.

King: It’s also got a very wide audience. Every young generation every millennial loves scary movies, and scary movies, not even scary but psychological thrillers, movies that play with your brain are timeless and I feel like everybody can get into them.

Wish Upon hits theaters on July 14th, 2017. Stay tuned for more interviews and coverage this coming week.

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Alan Silvestri to Score Spielberg’s Ready Player One

Alan Silvestri to score Spielberg's Ready Player One, John Williams on The Papers

Alan Silvestri is set to score Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One with John Williams on The Papers

Forrest Gump composer Alan Silvestri is set to score Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One, according to Variety. Frequent Spielberg collaborator John Williams (who has scored all but two of his films) will take on another Spielberg picture, The Papers. This is reportedly happening because post-production for both films is happening at the same time.

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According to a statement to the site from Spielberg’s Amblin Productions: “Steven and John decided Alan Silvestri was the perfect choice for Ready Player One since Steven has worked (as a producer) with Alan on the Back to the Future films in the ’80s and Alan has scored other films for Steven’s Amblin and DreamWorks.”

Set in the near future, Ready Player One (opening March 30, 2018) follows outcast teenager Wade Watts (Sheridan), who escapes from his bleak surroundings by logging in to the OASIS, a globally networked virtual utopia where users can lead idyllic alternate lives. When eccentric billionaire who created the OASIS dies, he offers up his vast fortune as the prize in an elaborate treasure hunt. Along with gamers from around the world, Wade joins the adventure, and quickly finds himself pitted against powerful corporate foes and other ruthless competitors who will do anything, in the oasis or the real world, to reach the treasure first. The film stars Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cook, Mark Rylance, Simon Pegg, and Ben Mendelsohn.

The Papers (opening December 22) will follow the 1971 scandal after the decision of The Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee (Hanks) and publisher Katharine Graham (Streep) to publish The Pentagon Papers. Written and leaked by military analyst Daniel Ellsberg, the Pentagon Papers established that the Johnson Administration had lied to the public and congress about US military involvement in the Vietnam War, and revealed that the Nixon administration had secretly escalated the war. The Nixon administration tried to stop The Post from publishing them, and Assistant U.S. Attorney General William Rehnquist took the case to the Supreme Court, which ruled in favor of the paper.

Alan Silvestri is also known for scoring films like The AvengersThe Croods and Night at the Museum. John Williams is known for the Star WarsHarry Potter and Jurassic Park franchises.

Are you guys excited to hear that Alan Silvestri is scoring Ready Player One and that John Williams is scoring The Papers? Let us know your thoughts below or tweet us @ComingSoonnet.

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New Logan Lucky Clip with Daniel Craig, Channing Tatum and Adam Driver

Channing Tatum and Adam Driver get crime advice from Daniel Craig in a new Logan Lucky clip

Channing Tatum and Adam Driver get crime advice from Daniel Craig in a new Logan Lucky clip

StudioCanal has released a new Logan Lucky clip from director Steven Soderbergh (Ocean’s Eleven) film today called “Pro Con.” In the clip, brothers Jimmy and Clyde Logan, played by Channing Tatum (Magic Mike) and Adam Driver (Star Wars: The Last Jedi) respectively, are trying to rob Charlotte Motor Speedway. They get some pointers from Joe Bang, played by Daniel Craig (Skyfall), a safe cracker who is currently in jail. Joe Bang has quite a lot of advice to give out while he dines on a snack of hard boiled eggs and salt in the visiting room.You can check out the Logan Lucky clip in the player below.

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Trying to reverse a family curse, brothers Jimmy (Channing Tatum) and Clyde Logan (Adam Driver) set out to execute an elaborate robbery during the legendary Coca-Cola 600 race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Logan Lucky stars Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Seth MacFarlane, Riley Keough, Katie Holmes, Katherine Waterson, Dwight Yoakam, Sebastian Stan, Brian Gleeson, Jack Quaid, with Hilary Swank and introducing Daniel Craig as Joe Bang. Written by Rebecca Blunt, the film is produced by Gregory Jacobs, Mark Johnson, Channing Tatum, and Reid Carolin.

Craig is known for playing James Bond in Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, Skyfall and SPECTRE, as well as his work in films like The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Tatum has been seen in 21 Jump StreetMagic Mike and Jupiter Ascending. Driver played Kylo Ren in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and will reprise the role in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

What do you guys think of the new Logan Lucky clip? Are you on board with Daniel Craig’s accent? Let us know your thoughts in the below or tweet them to us @ComingSoonnet.

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Katrina Law Joins Sean Bean in Crackle’s The Oath Series

Katrina Law Joins Sean Bean in Crackle's The Oath series

Training Day star Katrina Law joins Sean Bean and Ryan Kwanten in The Oath series

Training Day star Katrina Law has just been cast in Crackle‘s The Oath series. She’ll join previously-announced cast members Sean Bean (Game of Thrones), Ryan Kwanten (True Blood), Cory Hardrict (American Sniper) and Arlen Escarpeta (The Magicians). In The Oath series, Law will play Karen Beach, a police officer, and the sole female member of the Ravens cop gang, who has tendency to overcompensate by out-toughing the macho company she runs with and gets involved in a forbidden love affair with a member of a rival cop gang.

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Created by Joe Halpin (Hawaii Five-O, Secrets and Lies), who worked as a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputy in South Central for 17 years, 12 of which as an undercover officer, the series takes ?an unforgiving look at the complicated dynamics in these organizations and documents the lives of those willing to risk it all, to have it all. The gritty, action-packed drama, explores a world of gangs made up of those sworn to protect and defend and sheds light on corrupt and secret societies that are nearly impossible to join—only a select few make the cut–but once inside, members will do what they must to protect each other from enemies on the outside and from within their own ranks.

The Oath series is executive produced by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and his G-Unit Film & Television Inc., Todd Hoffman and Dennis Kim of Storied Media Group, as well as former Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Joe Halpin (Hawaii Five-O, Secrets And Lies), who served for over a decade as an undercover cop in South Central and brings an invaluable air of authenticity to the series in his role as series creator, writer, and showrunner. Veteran filmmaker Jeff T. Thomas (Blindspot, Wayward Pines) will direct the series’ premiere episode.

In addition to Training Day, Law is known for her work in the Starz series Spartacus and for playing Nyssa al Ghul on The CW’s Arrow.

Are you guys excited for The Oath series? Let us know your thoughts in the or tweet us @ComingSoonnet.

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Ant-Man and the Wasp Casts Fresh Off the Boat Star Randall Park

Fresh Off the Boat star Randall Park has joined the cast of Ant-Man and the Wasp

Fresh Off the Boat star Randall Park has joined the cast of Ant-Man and the Wasp

Fresh Off the Boat star Randall Park has been cast in the upcoming Disney/Marvel film Ant-Man and the Wasp, according to Tracking Board. Park will play S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Jimmy Woo in the film. Ant-Man grossed $519 million worldwide, with $180 million of that made domestically.

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Production on the sequel is expected to begin in Atlanta, Georgia this month. Confirmed to return from the previous film are Paul Rudd (Forgetting Sarah MarshallRole Models) as Scott Lang, Evangeline Lily (LostThe Hobbit trilogy) as Hope Pym, Michael Douglas (Falling DownBasic Instinct) as Dr. Hank Pym, Michael Pena (End of WatchThe Martian) as Luis, David Dastmalchian (The Dark KnightPrisoners) as Kurt, Hannah John-Kamen (KilljoysBlack MirrorGame of Thrones) and T.I. (Fast & Furious 6The Hangover) as Dave.

Peyton Reed will return to direct Ant-Man and the Wasp, which is written by Transformers: The Last Knight‘s Andrew Barrer & Gabriel Ferrari from a story by Academy Award winner Adam McKay (The Big Short) and star Paul Rudd.

“I think the only thing I can tell you with certainty at this point… is that it’s going to have stuff in it that you’ve never ever seen in a movie before,” director Peyton Reed previously teased about the forthcoming sequel.

In addition to starring in the critically-acclaimed ABC series Fresh Off the Boat, Randall Park is known for his work as Danny Chung in the HBO series Veep, and the films They Came Together (with Ant-Man star Paul Rudd), Snatched and The House.

Ant-Man and the Wasp is set for release on July 6, 2018. What do you guys think of the casting of Randall Park? Let us know your thoughts in the below or tweet us @ComingSoonnet.

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Erica Durance Heads to Supergirl

Erica Durane is joining the cast of Supergirl. Erica Durance previously starred on Smallville.

Smallville’s Erica Durance is joining the next season of The CW’s Supergirl

Supergirl season three will offer another familiar face from Superman history. Per Deadline, Erica Durance is headed to the CW show. While fans should be excited to see Smallville‘s own Lois Lane again, Erica Durance will unfortunately be stepping into an existing role. She’ll play Alura Zor-El role, Kara’s Kryptonian birth mother. The part was just made vacant by the departing Laura Benanti.

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“Unfortunately Laura, who Greg and I have worked with for years going back to ‘Eli Stone,’ was unable to continue in the role due to work commitments in NY,” Supergirl producer Andrew Kreisberg said. “But we are so blessed that Erica has come aboard to offer her own interpretation of Kara’s mother. We had tremendous success with a former Lois Lane last season with Teri Hatcher. We know Erica will continue the proud tradition of legacy actors joining our shows and creating new and exciting takes on classic DC characters.”

Supergirl stars Melissa Benoist in the title role, Mehcad Brooks as James Olsen,  as Alura Zor-El, Calista Flockhart as Cat Grant, Chyler Leigh as Alexandra “Alex” Danvers, Jeremy Jordan as Winslow “Winn” Schott, Jenna Dewan Tatum as Lucy Lane (sister of Lois), David Harewood as Hank Henshaw, Peter Facinelli as Maxwell Lord, with Dean Cain and Helen Slater. Supergirl season two has also featured recurring roles for Katie McGrath as Lena Luthor, Floriana Lima as Maggie Sawyer, and Lynda Carter, star of the ’70s Wonder Woman series, as the President of the United States.

How do you feel about Erica Durance joining the cast of Supergirl? How do you think she’ll compare to Laura Benanti’s take on Alura Zor-El? Let us know your thoughts in the below!

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