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                    [description] => Marvel is back to playing with fans? expectations with the first official trailer for Spider-Man: No Way Home That comes a few hours after a first unfinished version was leaked on networks. And the play has come out round to Marvel, not only because of the almost 12 million views in less than four hours ... Read more
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    Marvel is back to playing with fans? expectations with the first official trailer for Spider-Man: No Way Home That comes a few hours after a first unfinished version was leaked on networks. And the play has come out round to Marvel, not only because of the almost 12 million views in less than four hours (taking into account that it was only intended for the USA), nor for having swept the leak, but because it has managed to raise the hype of the general public (fundamental task of a trailer) and, above all, because it has managed to get fans to speculate. A few minutes after the trailer was released on the networks, the fans returned, again, to talk about Mephisto. Yes, from Mephisto. As the trailer is edited, the plot is slightly reminiscent (that?s enough) of one of the most controversial plots in the Spider-Man comics: One More Day, out of the head of JM Straczynski. It was a cross-sectional plot that touched on three of the Spider-Man series and in which Spider-Man had to deal with the fact that his identity had been revealed during the events of Civil War (no, this does not happen in the MCU) . Also, a Kingpin hitman had shot Aunt May and to save her, Peter, you guessed it, on One More Day he made a deal with Mephisto. The price to pay is that the marriage between Peter and MJ would never have happened. ?I want your marriage,? says Mephisto, as well as with desire and anger, very much in his style. Obviously the movie is not this story, but any point of contact is enough to come up with a theory. It is worth to resurrect Mephisto, as in WandaVision (in Loki they took care of ?killing? him before the theories emerged). It is worth talking about Kingpin. And with that Marvel gets what it wants: to distract attention.

    However, something else has caught our attention: this trailer makes it clear that it plays with the multiverse, but if the multiverse is created from what we see in the images, how is it possible that JJ Jameson was already in that world? It?s supposed to open the door to characters from previous Spider-Man movies, but JJ Jameson is already there. And that?s where Pietro comes in. In the same way that the casting of Evan Peters played with the expectations of the fans, in this case the same thing happens. Because the same thing that JK Simmons gives life to JJ Jameson is a game or the multiverse has nothing to do with what Doctor Strange does. Come on, another layer of Marvel trolling. Because, can you imagine that it was not JJ Jameson but the Chameleon, who used the face of J. Jonah Jameson from JK Simmons just randomly? I don?t know, it?s a silly idea. But after Ralph Bohner we can expect anything.

    Daily Bugle coverage: Spider-Man has the power to hypnotize women

    JJ Jameson arrives with all his arsenal. The newspaper coverage of Peter Parker?s identity is delightful. This, in itself, is a nod to the fans. But it also serves to feed the idea that the JJ Jameson that appears is the JJ Jameson we have always known (goodbye Chameleon?s silly idea).

    What?s going to happen to Aunt May?

    Marvel Studios

    Aunt May has a meaning in Peter?s life: to guide him, suffer for Peter and make him suffer. So it doesn?t hurt that in this story he suffers. Wow, again fueling fans to talk about his possible death ? at the hands (incorporating that particular Civil War element) of the Kingpin? And as Happy also appears the paw, well to suffer too.

    Wong goes straight to the Shang-Chi movie

    wong's character in spiderman no way home trailer

    Marvel Studios

    Wong gives a warning and exits through a portal ? to go to Shang-Chi: The Legend of the Ten Rings to face the Abomination.

    My, my, the battle suit is back

    tom holland characterized as spiderman in the spiderman no way home trailer

    Marvel Studios

    With instant death mode activated. It is not an unimportant detail. Peter used it on Avengers: Endgame and turn to him in Spider-Man No way Home. The Spider-Man canon states that there is only one scenario in which Peter Parker can kill: when a loved one is going to die and when the one who commits the crime is a Spider-Man from another Earth.

    Doctor Octopus, welcome to the multiverse

    Alfred Molina is Doctor Octopus in a scene from the Spiderman No Way Home trailer

    Marvel Studios

    The theories and leaks are confirmed (which were basically confirmed when Alfred Molina ended up acknowledging that he was returning to the Marvel franchise). We only hear the laughter from the Green Goblin. And the rest of the villains, not just Electro ? well, for the rest we will have to wait.

    No, Daredevil is not in the trailer

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    We are referring to his alter ego, Matt Murdock, who was played by Charlie Cox in Netflix?s Marvel Universe. Fans wanted to see him in a scene in the trailer, but no, it?s not him.

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) [summary] => Marvel is back to playing with fans? expectations with the first official trailer for Spider-Man: No Way Home That comes a few hours after a first unfinished version was leaked on networks. And the play has come out round to Marvel, not only because of the almost 12 million views in less than four hours ... Read more [atom_content] =>

    Marvel is back to playing with fans? expectations with the first official trailer for Spider-Man: No Way Home That comes a few hours after a first unfinished version was leaked on networks. And the play has come out round to Marvel, not only because of the almost 12 million views in less than four hours (taking into account that it was only intended for the USA), nor for having swept the leak, but because it has managed to raise the hype of the general public (fundamental task of a trailer) and, above all, because it has managed to get fans to speculate. A few minutes after the trailer was released on the networks, the fans returned, again, to talk about Mephisto. Yes, from Mephisto. As the trailer is edited, the plot is slightly reminiscent (that?s enough) of one of the most controversial plots in the Spider-Man comics: One More Day, out of the head of JM Straczynski. It was a cross-sectional plot that touched on three of the Spider-Man series and in which Spider-Man had to deal with the fact that his identity had been revealed during the events of Civil War (no, this does not happen in the MCU) . Also, a Kingpin hitman had shot Aunt May and to save her, Peter, you guessed it, on One More Day he made a deal with Mephisto. The price to pay is that the marriage between Peter and MJ would never have happened. ?I want your marriage,? says Mephisto, as well as with desire and anger, very much in his style. Obviously the movie is not this story, but any point of contact is enough to come up with a theory. It is worth to resurrect Mephisto, as in WandaVision (in Loki they took care of ?killing? him before the theories emerged). It is worth talking about Kingpin. And with that Marvel gets what it wants: to distract attention.

    However, something else has caught our attention: this trailer makes it clear that it plays with the multiverse, but if the multiverse is created from what we see in the images, how is it possible that JJ Jameson was already in that world? It?s supposed to open the door to characters from previous Spider-Man movies, but JJ Jameson is already there. And that?s where Pietro comes in. In the same way that the casting of Evan Peters played with the expectations of the fans, in this case the same thing happens. Because the same thing that JK Simmons gives life to JJ Jameson is a game or the multiverse has nothing to do with what Doctor Strange does. Come on, another layer of Marvel trolling. Because, can you imagine that it was not JJ Jameson but the Chameleon, who used the face of J. Jonah Jameson from JK Simmons just randomly? I don?t know, it?s a silly idea. But after Ralph Bohner we can expect anything.

    Daily Bugle coverage: Spider-Man has the power to hypnotize women

    JJ Jameson arrives with all his arsenal. The newspaper coverage of Peter Parker?s identity is delightful. This, in itself, is a nod to the fans. But it also serves to feed the idea that the JJ Jameson that appears is the JJ Jameson we have always known (goodbye Chameleon?s silly idea).

    What?s going to happen to Aunt May?

    Marvel Studios

    Aunt May has a meaning in Peter?s life: to guide him, suffer for Peter and make him suffer. So it doesn?t hurt that in this story he suffers. Wow, again fueling fans to talk about his possible death ? at the hands (incorporating that particular Civil War element) of the Kingpin? And as Happy also appears the paw, well to suffer too.

    Wong goes straight to the Shang-Chi movie

    wong's character in spiderman no way home trailer

    Marvel Studios

    Wong gives a warning and exits through a portal ? to go to Shang-Chi: The Legend of the Ten Rings to face the Abomination.

    My, my, the battle suit is back

    tom holland characterized as spiderman in the spiderman no way home trailer

    Marvel Studios

    With instant death mode activated. It is not an unimportant detail. Peter used it on Avengers: Endgame and turn to him in Spider-Man No way Home. The Spider-Man canon states that there is only one scenario in which Peter Parker can kill: when a loved one is going to die and when the one who commits the crime is a Spider-Man from another Earth.

    Doctor Octopus, welcome to the multiverse

    Alfred Molina is Doctor Octopus in a scene from the Spiderman No Way Home trailer

    Marvel Studios

    The theories and leaks are confirmed (which were basically confirmed when Alfred Molina ended up acknowledging that he was returning to the Marvel franchise). We only hear the laughter from the Green Goblin. And the rest of the villains, not just Electro ? well, for the rest we will have to wait.

    No, Daredevil is not in the trailer

    This content is imported from Twitter. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site.

    We are referring to his alter ego, Matt Murdock, who was played by Charlie Cox in Netflix?s Marvel Universe. Fans wanted to see him in a scene in the trailer, but no, it?s not him.

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[date_timestamp] => 1632016185 ) [1] => Array ( [title] => Gerard Butler?s Return to Form [link] => https://wikileaksisdemocracy.org/gerard-butlers-return-to-form/ [dc] => Array ( [creator] => Susan Paul ) [pubdate] => Sun, 19 Sep 2021 01:34:49 +0000 [category] => TrendingButlersFormGerardReturn [guid] => https://wikileaksisdemocracy.org/gerard-butlers-return-to-form/ [description] => Tom Jolliffe looks at the recent upturn in Gerard Butler?s career? Gerard Butler has been around a while now. The Scottish actor began by making a name for himself in Britain before a few choice breaks saw him become something of a go to in Hollywood. He has the distinction of having a franchise he ... Read more [content] => Array ( [encoded] =>

Tom Jolliffe looks at the recent upturn in Gerard Butler?s career?

Gerard Butler has been around a while now. The Scottish actor began by making a name for himself in Britain before a few choice breaks saw him become something of a go to in Hollywood. He has the distinction of having a franchise he is synonymous with too. Whatever you might think of the Fallen trilogy (Olympus, London, Angel), it?s still been a successful trilogy of films which proved lucrative to Butler, but also kept him with a degree of relevancy whilst other films were scraping disappointing returns at the box office. Without the Fallen trilogy, Butler may well have found himself as a straight to video journeyman (though I?d wager he?d put a damn sight more effort in than a certain Mr. Willis).

For most movie fans, Butler?s major breakthrough was bellowing ?This is Sparta!!? in 300 (a film that probably still remains Zack Snyder?s most effective use of his own visual style). For Brit fans it may be a film which followed that, Guy Ritchie?s somewhat underrated RocknRolla. Butler also had some prominence playing Dracula in Dracula 2001 and the Phantom in Phantom of the Opera. What 300 in particular did, was establish Butler as one of the new wave of action heroes, coming up alongside the likes of Jason Statham.

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Butler?s action run was a mixed bag to say the least. He was perhaps a victim of his time, when a spate of high concept action thrillers were being greenlit, during a height of avid fart editing and Bourne style shaky cam. Filmmakers, through their lens and edit software were going for hyperkinetic over visual coherence (for a time becoming the rule and not the exception). Additionally, every spec script seemed pre-occupied with throwing in as many twists and turns as possible in order to stand out. Too much was going on and Butler was being tasked with largely playing stoic heroes, or occasionally one dimensional antagonists. Whether it was Gamer, Law Abiding Citizen or Bounty Hunters (this crossed genres with another Butler-rise staple, more later?) nothing was quite coming off, and increasingly no one seemed to be tapping into the charisma Butler has with the right circumstances to show it.

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The one action vehicle that really seemed to kick off, even if it owed something to the sheer old school simplicity it approached the concept, was Olympus Had Fallen. It rewrote no books and reinvented no wheels, but it was a fast paced, ruthlessly efficient siege film with Butler?s heroic presidential bodyguard at the center of a hostile takeover of the White house. Interestingly, this came out very close to White House Down, Roland Emmerich?s bigger budget spin (with arguably a bigger headliner in Channing Tatum back then) on the same concept. Whilst the Emmerich vehicle was melodramatic and tonally inconsistent, it also felt watered down compared to the firmly R rated approach of Butler?s vehicle. Indeed, Butler as the heroic figure was the more convincing. Expectation for success pointed more firmly to White House Down being the White House in turmoil film that people would flock to that summer. As it was, Olympus Has Fallen proved more popular across the world, and ultimately was the one which spawned a franchise.

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Whilst becoming an action man with some degree of bankability, Butler also found himself becoming a regular fixture in Rom-Coms. Unfortunately he perennially found himself in the kind of half-hearted, half baked rom-coms which Matthew McConaughey had been pounding out (you know, the Matt leans back against someone/something on the poster, kind of rom-coms) shortly before the McConaissance. Maybe Butler was filling a gap left, but in the majority of these films (including Bounty Hunters which crossed with action), something felt a little awkward. Occasionally it might have been him playing an American character, or filmmakers unsure of how to utilise the inherent Scottish charm correctly. A distinct lack of chemistry also seemed to hamper proceedings too.

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Generally though, this was leading to a feeling among critics and cinephiles that perhaps Butler might be bland. Drama was awkward when it was there, but as actor you take the first hits, even if problems can be traced further back to the direction or the script. It?s not to say there weren?t exceptions though. The Vanishing gifted Butler the chance to hold screen in a minimalist, Lighthouse set thriller and bounce off Peter Mullen. There was also Coriolanus, opening to good reviews but almost inconsequential box office. He was also among the vocal cast in the animated How to Train Your Dragon franchise. However between the second and third parts in Drago, should one wish to take Rotten Tomatoes scores as a standardiser, he never topped 42% (aside from the aforementioned The Vanishing) and had a fair few around the low double digits. Of those, Butler dipped his toes into the disaster film genre with Geostorm, which proved to be a disaster. Butler is front and center as a worldwide geostorm event threatens to wipe out the planet. Par for the disaster film course but delivered with a lack of dramatic weight, subtlety and the requisite impressive visuals. A forgettable run was ongoing and even the shining lights were being left largely unseen.

Greenland-poster-600x889-1

A few years on and general feelings toward Butler were becoming indifferent among film fans. The notion of a renaissance seemed unlikely. Furthermore, no one in their right mind could have predicted that his potential turnaround might be kicked off by another world ending disaster film. On paper, Greenland had all the hallmarks of being an atypical Roland Emmerich film (one of Emmerich?s long time cohort/writers, Dean Devlin helmed Geostorm incidentally). What was delivered though, was something far more surprising. Shot for a relatively low budget, Greenland favoured intimate drama and action over big visual spectacle. The sparingly used FX sequences of calamitous flaming asteroids etc, looking suitably impressive, whilst much of the action revolved around moments of societal breakdown. In among this, Butler must take his family to get on a plane to Greenland where a special bunker awaits a select few. Cue inevitable complications, and array of cliches, but never ones which come at the expense of caring, whilst it managed to offer a few surprises along the way. Butler, at the center was also a big surprise. He offered emotional weight to a role which was more about the desperation to survive and determination to keep his loved ones safe, than being just the ?action hero.? Greenland in fact, represented the best film of its type in at least a decade, given its more human focus over being a visual effects showcase with some melodrama tacked in. It was surprisingly good, whilst Butler was surprisingly great, and it was greeted with good reviews from critics and fans alike.

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Which brings us to phase two of the potential Butlernaissance? Copshop. Take Assault on Precinct 13 and view it through the gaze of Quentin Tarantino. You have Copshop, with Joe Carnahan delivering a film (according to fans and critics) of irreverence, energy and pizazz that he?s more than capable of (but sometimes doesn?t quite deliver). The trailers look great, promising some energetic escapism and the prospect of Butler in inspired form (among an excellent cast). The verdict suggest that the film delivers what it sets out to. The bar isn?t the highest set you?ll see this summer, but it seemingly clears it with aplomb. Butler has received plenty of praise too, and much like Greenland with the occasional degree of surprise. It probably shouldn?t come as a surprise that Butler can be great, but after years of being miscast (he was a poor choice as the Phantom for example) or misused, it appeared that people did forget.

COPSHOP-_-Official-Trailer-_-Only-In-Theatres-September-17-2-11-screenshot-600x304

Going forward, who knows what Butler?s output will deliver. Into his 50?s, his focus may be less on generic action, or generic rom-coms and be more on character acting and some emotional range. It appears he?s being more conscious of his choices, hitting up some film-makers with an indie mentality, as perhaps larger studios may actually be stepping back from him anyway. An upcoming film, Chase, a spin on Kurt Russell?s Breakdown, could go either way, but we?ll side on optimistic here (director Brian Goodman has previous with very 90?s era spec ideas, having directed the solidly formulaic, Black Butterfly). The Plane (a commercial pilot crash lands in a warzone) also seems like a 90?s cast off, which again feels nostalgic in these times and could potentially surprise (from the director of the very underrated Blood Father). Additionally Greenland 2 is in the works as is Den of Thieves 2, that despite a mixed response saw Butler in good form and proved popular with fans. There were reports he might do a fourth Fallen film but a recent fallout with producers over underrepresented profits for the first three films (which Butler has a % on) might have put paid to that. Though that franchise has probably gone as far as it can. Whether his upcoming slate will veer into some more interesting non-genre territory remains to be seen, but perhaps, Butler will be more cautious of how he?s utilised on screen and allow his presence and charisma to shine.

What are your thoughts on Gerard Butler? Is he hitting form at the right time? Let us know on our social channels @flickeringmyth?

Tom Jolliffe is an award winning screenwriter and passionate cinephile. He has a number of films out on DVD/VOD around the world and several releases due out in 2021/2022, including, Renegades (Lee Majors, Danny Trejo, Michael Pare, Tiny Lister, Nick Moran, Patsy Kensit, Ian Ogilvy and Billy Murray), Crackdown, When Darkness Falls and War of The Worlds: The Attack (Vincent Regan). Find more info at the best personal site you?ll ever see?https://www.instagram.com/jolliffeproductions/

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Gerard Butler’s Return to Form

) [summary] => Tom Jolliffe looks at the recent upturn in Gerard Butler?s career? Gerard Butler has been around a while now. The Scottish actor began by making a name for himself in Britain before a few choice breaks saw him become something of a go to in Hollywood. He has the distinction of having a franchise he ... Read more [atom_content] =>

Tom Jolliffe looks at the recent upturn in Gerard Butler?s career?

Gerard Butler has been around a while now. The Scottish actor began by making a name for himself in Britain before a few choice breaks saw him become something of a go to in Hollywood. He has the distinction of having a franchise he is synonymous with too. Whatever you might think of the Fallen trilogy (Olympus, London, Angel), it?s still been a successful trilogy of films which proved lucrative to Butler, but also kept him with a degree of relevancy whilst other films were scraping disappointing returns at the box office. Without the Fallen trilogy, Butler may well have found himself as a straight to video journeyman (though I?d wager he?d put a damn sight more effort in than a certain Mr. Willis).

For most movie fans, Butler?s major breakthrough was bellowing ?This is Sparta!!? in 300 (a film that probably still remains Zack Snyder?s most effective use of his own visual style). For Brit fans it may be a film which followed that, Guy Ritchie?s somewhat underrated RocknRolla. Butler also had some prominence playing Dracula in Dracula 2001 and the Phantom in Phantom of the Opera. What 300 in particular did, was establish Butler as one of the new wave of action heroes, coming up alongside the likes of Jason Statham.

300-600x320

Butler?s action run was a mixed bag to say the least. He was perhaps a victim of his time, when a spate of high concept action thrillers were being greenlit, during a height of avid fart editing and Bourne style shaky cam. Filmmakers, through their lens and edit software were going for hyperkinetic over visual coherence (for a time becoming the rule and not the exception). Additionally, every spec script seemed pre-occupied with throwing in as many twists and turns as possible in order to stand out. Too much was going on and Butler was being tasked with largely playing stoic heroes, or occasionally one dimensional antagonists. Whether it was Gamer, Law Abiding Citizen or Bounty Hunters (this crossed genres with another Butler-rise staple, more later?) nothing was quite coming off, and increasingly no one seemed to be tapping into the charisma Butler has with the right circumstances to show it.

xFBmZefwrKNeuN7IOksPSdX5ETG-600x338

The one action vehicle that really seemed to kick off, even if it owed something to the sheer old school simplicity it approached the concept, was Olympus Had Fallen. It rewrote no books and reinvented no wheels, but it was a fast paced, ruthlessly efficient siege film with Butler?s heroic presidential bodyguard at the center of a hostile takeover of the White house. Interestingly, this came out very close to White House Down, Roland Emmerich?s bigger budget spin (with arguably a bigger headliner in Channing Tatum back then) on the same concept. Whilst the Emmerich vehicle was melodramatic and tonally inconsistent, it also felt watered down compared to the firmly R rated approach of Butler?s vehicle. Indeed, Butler as the heroic figure was the more convincing. Expectation for success pointed more firmly to White House Down being the White House in turmoil film that people would flock to that summer. As it was, Olympus Has Fallen proved more popular across the world, and ultimately was the one which spawned a franchise.

Olympus-Has-Fallen-600x378

Whilst becoming an action man with some degree of bankability, Butler also found himself becoming a regular fixture in Rom-Coms. Unfortunately he perennially found himself in the kind of half-hearted, half baked rom-coms which Matthew McConaughey had been pounding out (you know, the Matt leans back against someone/something on the poster, kind of rom-coms) shortly before the McConaissance. Maybe Butler was filling a gap left, but in the majority of these films (including Bounty Hunters which crossed with action), something felt a little awkward. Occasionally it might have been him playing an American character, or filmmakers unsure of how to utilise the inherent Scottish charm correctly. A distinct lack of chemistry also seemed to hamper proceedings too.

the-vanishing-2018-1200-1200-675-675-crop-000000-600x338

Generally though, this was leading to a feeling among critics and cinephiles that perhaps Butler might be bland. Drama was awkward when it was there, but as actor you take the first hits, even if problems can be traced further back to the direction or the script. It?s not to say there weren?t exceptions though. The Vanishing gifted Butler the chance to hold screen in a minimalist, Lighthouse set thriller and bounce off Peter Mullen. There was also Coriolanus, opening to good reviews but almost inconsequential box office. He was also among the vocal cast in the animated How to Train Your Dragon franchise. However between the second and third parts in Drago, should one wish to take Rotten Tomatoes scores as a standardiser, he never topped 42% (aside from the aforementioned The Vanishing) and had a fair few around the low double digits. Of those, Butler dipped his toes into the disaster film genre with Geostorm, which proved to be a disaster. Butler is front and center as a worldwide geostorm event threatens to wipe out the planet. Par for the disaster film course but delivered with a lack of dramatic weight, subtlety and the requisite impressive visuals. A forgettable run was ongoing and even the shining lights were being left largely unseen.

Greenland-poster-600x889-1

A few years on and general feelings toward Butler were becoming indifferent among film fans. The notion of a renaissance seemed unlikely. Furthermore, no one in their right mind could have predicted that his potential turnaround might be kicked off by another world ending disaster film. On paper, Greenland had all the hallmarks of being an atypical Roland Emmerich film (one of Emmerich?s long time cohort/writers, Dean Devlin helmed Geostorm incidentally). What was delivered though, was something far more surprising. Shot for a relatively low budget, Greenland favoured intimate drama and action over big visual spectacle. The sparingly used FX sequences of calamitous flaming asteroids etc, looking suitably impressive, whilst much of the action revolved around moments of societal breakdown. In among this, Butler must take his family to get on a plane to Greenland where a special bunker awaits a select few. Cue inevitable complications, and array of cliches, but never ones which come at the expense of caring, whilst it managed to offer a few surprises along the way. Butler, at the center was also a big surprise. He offered emotional weight to a role which was more about the desperation to survive and determination to keep his loved ones safe, than being just the ?action hero.? Greenland in fact, represented the best film of its type in at least a decade, given its more human focus over being a visual effects showcase with some melodrama tacked in. It was surprisingly good, whilst Butler was surprisingly great, and it was greeted with good reviews from critics and fans alike.

copshop-600x300

Which brings us to phase two of the potential Butlernaissance? Copshop. Take Assault on Precinct 13 and view it through the gaze of Quentin Tarantino. You have Copshop, with Joe Carnahan delivering a film (according to fans and critics) of irreverence, energy and pizazz that he?s more than capable of (but sometimes doesn?t quite deliver). The trailers look great, promising some energetic escapism and the prospect of Butler in inspired form (among an excellent cast). The verdict suggest that the film delivers what it sets out to. The bar isn?t the highest set you?ll see this summer, but it seemingly clears it with aplomb. Butler has received plenty of praise too, and much like Greenland with the occasional degree of surprise. It probably shouldn?t come as a surprise that Butler can be great, but after years of being miscast (he was a poor choice as the Phantom for example) or misused, it appeared that people did forget.

COPSHOP-_-Official-Trailer-_-Only-In-Theatres-September-17-2-11-screenshot-600x304

Going forward, who knows what Butler?s output will deliver. Into his 50?s, his focus may be less on generic action, or generic rom-coms and be more on character acting and some emotional range. It appears he?s being more conscious of his choices, hitting up some film-makers with an indie mentality, as perhaps larger studios may actually be stepping back from him anyway. An upcoming film, Chase, a spin on Kurt Russell?s Breakdown, could go either way, but we?ll side on optimistic here (director Brian Goodman has previous with very 90?s era spec ideas, having directed the solidly formulaic, Black Butterfly). The Plane (a commercial pilot crash lands in a warzone) also seems like a 90?s cast off, which again feels nostalgic in these times and could potentially surprise (from the director of the very underrated Blood Father). Additionally Greenland 2 is in the works as is Den of Thieves 2, that despite a mixed response saw Butler in good form and proved popular with fans. There were reports he might do a fourth Fallen film but a recent fallout with producers over underrepresented profits for the first three films (which Butler has a % on) might have put paid to that. Though that franchise has probably gone as far as it can. Whether his upcoming slate will veer into some more interesting non-genre territory remains to be seen, but perhaps, Butler will be more cautious of how he?s utilised on screen and allow his presence and charisma to shine.

What are your thoughts on Gerard Butler? Is he hitting form at the right time? Let us know on our social channels @flickeringmyth?

Tom Jolliffe is an award winning screenwriter and passionate cinephile. He has a number of films out on DVD/VOD around the world and several releases due out in 2021/2022, including, Renegades (Lee Majors, Danny Trejo, Michael Pare, Tiny Lister, Nick Moran, Patsy Kensit, Ian Ogilvy and Billy Murray), Crackdown, When Darkness Falls and War of The Worlds: The Attack (Vincent Regan). Find more info at the best personal site you?ll ever see?https://www.instagram.com/jolliffeproductions/

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Gerard Butler’s Return to Form

[date_timestamp] => 1632015289 ) [2] => Array ( [title] => ?Cinderella? Movie Review ? The Reflector [link] => https://wikileaksisdemocracy.org/cinderella-movie-review-the-reflector/ [dc] => Array ( [creator] => Susan Paul ) [pubdate] => Sun, 19 Sep 2021 01:27:59 +0000 [category] => Movie NewsCinderellamovieReflectorreview [guid] => https://wikileaksisdemocracy.org/cinderella-movie-review-the-reflector/ [description] => Camila Cabello is taking her talents to the big screen in her acting debut in Sony Pictures? ?Cinderella.? This musical takes a new approach to the classic fairy tale. Ella, portrayed by Cabello, is a determined woman who aspires to open her own dress boutique. She is able to make her dreams come true with ... Read more [content] => Array ( [encoded] =>

Camila Cabello is taking her talents to the big screen in her acting debut in Sony Pictures? ?Cinderella.? This musical takes a new approach to the classic fairy tale. Ella, portrayed by Cabello, is a determined woman who aspires to open her own dress boutique. She is able to make her dreams come true with the help of her fairy godmother, referred to in the movie as ?Fab G,? played by Billy Porter.

The film breaks the stereotype about princess films by encouraging women to speak for themselves. In her first acting role, Cabello does an adequate job portraying the character as awkward and enthusiastic despite the hurdles she faces. She wants to be able to plan and direct her own life rather than relying on others, and you can?t help but root for her from the beginning to the end of the film. I enjoyed some of her lines, which seemed to ridicule the genre. For example, when Fab G asks her to go to the ball, she responds with ?Yes, I was just crying and singing about it like two minutes ago.?

Cabello is joined alongside by a talented supporting cast which includes Minnie Driver, Pierce Brosnan, James Corden and Idina Menzel, who plays the stepmother who provides her show-stopping vocals. Prince Robert was played by Nicholas Galitzine, a prince who has no desire to rule his kingdom. He meets Ella, and the rest is history. I didn?t feel a strong connection with Cabello and the other castmates, as the performances simply felt bland and underwhelming.

I wished to see more screen time from Porter, who proved to be my favorite character with his sass and musical numbers in his short screen time. I was hoping to see more from Porter and Menzel, as they are more experienced performers who are more deserving of lines than just twirling a wand or standing with their hands on their hips.

The musical numbers are not the music you hear from the Disney cartoon or the Broadway show. Instead, they do their own rendition of current and old pop hits such as ?Let?s Get Loud,? ?Rhythm Nation? and ?Perfect.? You can?t help but sing along to the numbers. Some songs, like ?Whatta Man? and ?Am I Wrong,? fit the scene, but others, like ?Seven Nation Army? and ?Rhythm Nation,? were out of place because they were unrelated to the plot.

Despite the message and the stellar cast, the film didn?t blow me away as it was mediocre and felt similar to the countless other Cinderella retellings. Cabello does a decent job in her first acting role, but I believe the lead role should have gone to someone with more acting experience. Despite the comedic parts, the cringe level was significant because the actors tried too hard to get the laughs. It wasn?t the worst film, but it wasn?t the best either; it was simply adequate.

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) [summary] => Camila Cabello is taking her talents to the big screen in her acting debut in Sony Pictures? ?Cinderella.? This musical takes a new approach to the classic fairy tale. Ella, portrayed by Cabello, is a determined woman who aspires to open her own dress boutique. She is able to make her dreams come true with ... Read more [atom_content] =>

Camila Cabello is taking her talents to the big screen in her acting debut in Sony Pictures? ?Cinderella.? This musical takes a new approach to the classic fairy tale. Ella, portrayed by Cabello, is a determined woman who aspires to open her own dress boutique. She is able to make her dreams come true with the help of her fairy godmother, referred to in the movie as ?Fab G,? played by Billy Porter.

The film breaks the stereotype about princess films by encouraging women to speak for themselves. In her first acting role, Cabello does an adequate job portraying the character as awkward and enthusiastic despite the hurdles she faces. She wants to be able to plan and direct her own life rather than relying on others, and you can?t help but root for her from the beginning to the end of the film. I enjoyed some of her lines, which seemed to ridicule the genre. For example, when Fab G asks her to go to the ball, she responds with ?Yes, I was just crying and singing about it like two minutes ago.?

Cabello is joined alongside by a talented supporting cast which includes Minnie Driver, Pierce Brosnan, James Corden and Idina Menzel, who plays the stepmother who provides her show-stopping vocals. Prince Robert was played by Nicholas Galitzine, a prince who has no desire to rule his kingdom. He meets Ella, and the rest is history. I didn?t feel a strong connection with Cabello and the other castmates, as the performances simply felt bland and underwhelming.

I wished to see more screen time from Porter, who proved to be my favorite character with his sass and musical numbers in his short screen time. I was hoping to see more from Porter and Menzel, as they are more experienced performers who are more deserving of lines than just twirling a wand or standing with their hands on their hips.

The musical numbers are not the music you hear from the Disney cartoon or the Broadway show. Instead, they do their own rendition of current and old pop hits such as ?Let?s Get Loud,? ?Rhythm Nation? and ?Perfect.? You can?t help but sing along to the numbers. Some songs, like ?Whatta Man? and ?Am I Wrong,? fit the scene, but others, like ?Seven Nation Army? and ?Rhythm Nation,? were out of place because they were unrelated to the plot.

Despite the message and the stellar cast, the film didn?t blow me away as it was mediocre and felt similar to the countless other Cinderella retellings. Cabello does a decent job in her first acting role, but I believe the lead role should have gone to someone with more acting experience. Despite the comedic parts, the cringe level was significant because the actors tried too hard to get the laughs. It wasn?t the worst film, but it wasn?t the best either; it was simply adequate.

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?Cinderella? Movie Review ? The Reflector

[date_timestamp] => 1632014879 ) [3] => Array ( [title] => Inside the Creation of the ?Cocaine Cowboys? Documentary Franchise [link] => https://wikileaksisdemocracy.org/inside-the-creation-of-the-cocaine-cowboys-documentary-franchise/ [dc] => Array ( [creator] => Susan Paul ) [pubdate] => Sun, 19 Sep 2021 01:15:35 +0000 [category] => Movie Production CompaniescocaineCowboyscreationDocumentaryFranchise [guid] => https://wikileaksisdemocracy.org/inside-the-creation-of-the-cocaine-cowboys-documentary-franchise/ [description] => Billy Corben and Alfred Spellman talked to drug dealers and hitmen to make “Cocaine Cowboys.” When criminals get out of prison, they want to tell their stories to Corben and Spellman. The latest story in the franchise, “Cocaine Cowboys: The Kings of Miami,” hits Netflix Wednesday. Loading Something is loading. Born and bred in Miami, ... Read more [content] => Array ( [encoded] =>

Born and bred in Miami, Florida, director Billy Corben and producer Alfred Spellman grew up knowing a simple fact: Their city has been, and will always be, a sunny place for shady people.

Whether it’s the refuge for retired mafia kingpins of the past, or the stomping grounds of infamous figures like O.J. Simpson and the late Jeffrey Epstein, The Magic City has never been able to shake its notorious reputation.

For Corben and Spellman, memories of being kids in Miami include racing home after coming upon a massive drug bust and suddenly realizing all their neighbors were driving around in fancy cars, had big boats, or were building additions on their houses ? all while the rest of the country was going through a

recession
in the ’80s.

And then there was “Miami Vice.”

Spellman told Insider in a 2017 interview that growing up in the city, “the big thing was finding, in town, where ‘Miami Vice’ was shooting.”

“They were always just shooting the other day near your friend’s house, that was the talk. It was a huge thing in elementary school,” he recalled.

So because of all that, when Corben and Spellman (who’ve known each other since the 9th grade) grew up and decided to get into making movies through their production company Rakontur, they didn’t set up camp in Los Angeles or New York City.

They stayed put and decided to tell Miami’s taboo stories.

cocaine cowboys magnolia pictures

A still from “Cocaine Cowboys.”

Magnolia Pictures


Their documentary ‘Cocaine Cowboys’ is the real-life ‘Scarface’ movie

Miami was the entry point for cocaine moving into the country in the late 1970s and early 1980s. It made the people who were trafficking it extremely rich, but it also made Miami, in that time, the most violent place in the country. The Colombian and Cuban drug cartels set up hits almost on a daily basis around the city.

It was a story Corben and Spellman felt had been glamorized in movies and TV, but never told in a realistic way the documentary format would allow. They planned to do that with their first film, “Cocaine Cowboys” ? to tell the story through the firsthand accounts of the people who were actually there. And not just on the law enforcement side, but within the underworld as well.

But there was a problem. Corben and Spellman had zero connections in the city’s drug world of that era. However, there’s another simple fact about Miami: “You are basically two degrees of separation away,” Corben told Insider. “You’ll be at a bar and end up sitting next to a former smuggler.”

And that’s what happened to Corben’s cousin on a sunny Miami day in 2003. While Corben and Spellman were beginning their research on the movie, Corben got a call.

“My cousin called me and he said, ‘Do you know who Jon Roberts is?’ And I’m like ‘No, but let me ask the office.’ And Alfred yells out, ‘Yes!'” Corben said.

In his research, Spellman had come across the book “The Man Who Made It Snow.” Roberts is featured in the book, as a former New York City club owner who moved down to Miami to deal marijuana and ended up being one of the major players dealing cocaine for the Medellín Cartel, the powerful Colombian drug cartel founded and led by the infamous Pablo Escobar.

“It turns out Billy’s cousin met him at a pool and Jon wanted to know if we wanted to do lunch and meet,” Spellman said.

Jon roberts magnolia

Jon Roberts in “Cocaine Cowboys.”

Magnolia Pictures


Up until this point, Corben and Spellman had hit closed doors whenever it came to talking to the people behind the cocaine that flooded into Miami in the 1980s. By the early 2000s, “Scarface” was a bonafide classic constantly referenced on TV shows and in rap songs, but for people living in southern Florida, the topic was still a sensitive subject.

“In Miami, you didn’t talk about cocaine, it’s just an era that had never been talked about,” Spellman said.

“My grandfather, who was a real-estate developer in Miami Beach and South Florida, he was appalled we were doing the movie,” Corben said.

But after a sit down with Roberts, in which they explained to him that the movie would not feature a narrator, or have an agenda, and instead would be focused on the first-person accounts, the former drug trafficker was on board. And Roberts’ partner, Mickey Munday, a modern-day pirate who was in charge of smuggling the drugs into Miami through air and sea, quickly followed suit.

Then, the filmmakers went a step further ? they tried to talk to the hitmen.

Getting a notorious hitman on camera led to some of the most compelling footage in ‘Cocaine Cowboys’

Landing someone who would go on camera and speak about the murders they committed was obviously a huge challenge. In most instances, the hitmen were in prison for a single murder, so the person could only speak on what they had been convicted of. Corben and Spellman would want to talk to someone who could speak about a wide range of criminal activity.

With the help of a homicide detective, Corben and Spellman reached out to three hitmen serving prison sentences. One was a man convicted for the murder of Barry Seal, the drug smuggler for the Medellín Cartel who Tom Cruise played in the 2017 movie “American Made.” They also reached out to Miguel Perez, who is featured in “Cocaine Cowboys” as a hitman who once killed a target at an airport in broad daylight with a bayonet.

They didn’t get either on camera, but they struck gold with Jorge “Rivi” Ayala.

Jorge Ayala in a blue prison jumper

Jorge ?Rivi? Ayala in “Cocaine Cowboys.”

Magnolia Pictures.


An enforcer for drug lord Griselda Blanco, aka “The Godmother of Cocaine,” Ayala was unique to the other hitmen the filmmakers reached out to. Why? Because Ayala had turned on Blanco and cooperated with authorities. Instead of getting the death penalty, he had immunity and could speak about over 20 homicides instead of just the one he was convicted on.

For five to six hours a day, for three visits, Corben and Spellman, along with a film crew, visited Ayala. And what they got from the interviews is some of the most compelling and memorable footage of “Cocaine Cowboys.” Ayala held nothing back as he talked about the people he killed and how insane his boss, The Godmother, was.

“Cocaine Cowboys” premiered at the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival and was later bought by Magnolia Pictures. Though its theatrical release wasn’t that impressive, the movie would later gain a loyal following on the bootleg market and quickly became a popular title in the hip-hop world.

The movie has grown in popularity in the years since its release, partly thanks to it constantly showing up on

Netflix
.

Talking to the hitman led to the making of ‘Cocaine Cowboys 2’

Corben and Spellman realized they possessed a tool that the former gangsters desperately needed to get back on their feet after years in prison: notoriety.

“Most people coming out of prison don’t have anything,” Corben said. “It’s life reset. You’re not helpless, but you have no income, you have no savings, some people don’t have any support system when they come out because people have disowned them. So you come out and all you have is your stories. I don’t want to call it your currency, but that’s what you have.”

“We say, ‘When you get out of prison the first call you make is to your mother and the second is to Rakontur,'” Spellman added, referencing his and Corben’s production company.

That’s what led to the making “Cocaine Cowboys 2.”

Released in 2008, the follow-up delved deeper into the reign of Blanco, almost a decade before Hollywood took on a dramatized version of the Blanco story in the 2017 Lifetime movie “Cocaine Godmother” with Catherine Zeta-Jones in the lead role.

The sequel was made because the main subject of the movie, Charles Cosby, had seen that the promotional material for the first “Cocaine Cowboys” featured a photo of him and Blanco. Cosby reached out to Spellman to get the photo, which led to the two talking and eventually deciding to do “Cowboys 2.”

While Corben and Spellman said they have never paid for an interview, they do not take their subjects’ life rights, which means the people they interview are free to use the notoriety they get from the movie to try and land a book or movie deal.

Thanks to the success of “Cocaine Cowboys,” both Roberts and Munday did just that ? though Munday has since been imprisoned once again after a federal jury found him guilty on auto fraud-conspiracy charges and sentenced him to 12 years in prison in 2018.

Netflix’s ‘Cocaine Cowboys: The Kings of Miami’ features speedboat champs who were the biggest drug trafficers in the 1980s

Sal Magluta and Willy Falcone in their race suits

(L-R) Sal Magluta and Willy Falcone in “Cocaine Cowboys: The Kings of Miami.”

Netflix


This time, Corben and Spellman are going the docuseries route to tell the latest chapter in their “Cocaine Cowboys” saga, which focuses on the speedboat-riding, drug-trafficking tale of Sal Magluta and Willy Falcon.

Launching Wednesday on Netflix, “Cocaine Cowboys: The Kings of Miami” is a thrilling and darkly funny six-episode journey into the heart of a Miami drug-running family.

The new series tracks the rise and fall of childhood friends Magluta and Falcon, starting with the two crafting a multibillion-dollar drug empire and ending with the authorities indicting them in one of the largest drug cases in US history after the duo were accused of smuggling over 75 tons of cocaine into the US during the 1980s.

Corben and Spellman elevate their storytelling by getting many of the major players in this crime family on camera to tell their stories firsthand.

Longtime fans of the “Cocaine Cowboys” franchise will recognize other figures mentioned in “The Kings of Miami” as the primary subjects of the filmmakers’ past documentaries. And for newbies, it’s time to buckle up and prepare for fast-paced storytelling that is as much an obsessive deep dive into the subject matter as it is wildly entertaining.

Corben believes what has made their unlikely franchise so successful over the years (spawning several films, the new Netflix docuseries, and even a stage play they were developing in 2019) is that they are completely honest with their subjects. They don’t have fixers or field producers trying to track people down and convince them to be on camera, as other movies and TV shows do. It’s just Corben and Spellman building the relationships.

“I don’t even know what a fixer is,” Corben said with a laugh.

And they are also meticulous in the edit room, working with their longtime editor David Cypkin to make sure nothing a subject says on screen is taken out of context. To date, the filmmakers say no one featured in one of their movies has ever said they were depicted unfairly.

“You’re dealing with people who would be very upset if we weren’t truthful,” Spellman said.

Check out the trailer for ‘Cocaine Cowboys: The Kings of Miami,’ out August 4, below:

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Inside the Creation of the ‘Cocaine Cowboys’ Documentary Franchise

) [summary] => Billy Corben and Alfred Spellman talked to drug dealers and hitmen to make “Cocaine Cowboys.” When criminals get out of prison, they want to tell their stories to Corben and Spellman. The latest story in the franchise, “Cocaine Cowboys: The Kings of Miami,” hits Netflix Wednesday. Loading Something is loading. Born and bred in Miami, ... Read more [atom_content] =>

Born and bred in Miami, Florida, director Billy Corben and producer Alfred Spellman grew up knowing a simple fact: Their city has been, and will always be, a sunny place for shady people.

Whether it’s the refuge for retired mafia kingpins of the past, or the stomping grounds of infamous figures like O.J. Simpson and the late Jeffrey Epstein, The Magic City has never been able to shake its notorious reputation.

For Corben and Spellman, memories of being kids in Miami include racing home after coming upon a massive drug bust and suddenly realizing all their neighbors were driving around in fancy cars, had big boats, or were building additions on their houses ? all while the rest of the country was going through a

recession
in the ’80s.

And then there was “Miami Vice.”

Spellman told Insider in a 2017 interview that growing up in the city, “the big thing was finding, in town, where ‘Miami Vice’ was shooting.”

“They were always just shooting the other day near your friend’s house, that was the talk. It was a huge thing in elementary school,” he recalled.

So because of all that, when Corben and Spellman (who’ve known each other since the 9th grade) grew up and decided to get into making movies through their production company Rakontur, they didn’t set up camp in Los Angeles or New York City.

They stayed put and decided to tell Miami’s taboo stories.

cocaine cowboys magnolia pictures

A still from “Cocaine Cowboys.”

Magnolia Pictures


Their documentary ‘Cocaine Cowboys’ is the real-life ‘Scarface’ movie

Miami was the entry point for cocaine moving into the country in the late 1970s and early 1980s. It made the people who were trafficking it extremely rich, but it also made Miami, in that time, the most violent place in the country. The Colombian and Cuban drug cartels set up hits almost on a daily basis around the city.

It was a story Corben and Spellman felt had been glamorized in movies and TV, but never told in a realistic way the documentary format would allow. They planned to do that with their first film, “Cocaine Cowboys” ? to tell the story through the firsthand accounts of the people who were actually there. And not just on the law enforcement side, but within the underworld as well.

But there was a problem. Corben and Spellman had zero connections in the city’s drug world of that era. However, there’s another simple fact about Miami: “You are basically two degrees of separation away,” Corben told Insider. “You’ll be at a bar and end up sitting next to a former smuggler.”

And that’s what happened to Corben’s cousin on a sunny Miami day in 2003. While Corben and Spellman were beginning their research on the movie, Corben got a call.

“My cousin called me and he said, ‘Do you know who Jon Roberts is?’ And I’m like ‘No, but let me ask the office.’ And Alfred yells out, ‘Yes!'” Corben said.

In his research, Spellman had come across the book “The Man Who Made It Snow.” Roberts is featured in the book, as a former New York City club owner who moved down to Miami to deal marijuana and ended up being one of the major players dealing cocaine for the Medellín Cartel, the powerful Colombian drug cartel founded and led by the infamous Pablo Escobar.

“It turns out Billy’s cousin met him at a pool and Jon wanted to know if we wanted to do lunch and meet,” Spellman said.

Jon roberts magnolia

Jon Roberts in “Cocaine Cowboys.”

Magnolia Pictures


Up until this point, Corben and Spellman had hit closed doors whenever it came to talking to the people behind the cocaine that flooded into Miami in the 1980s. By the early 2000s, “Scarface” was a bonafide classic constantly referenced on TV shows and in rap songs, but for people living in southern Florida, the topic was still a sensitive subject.

“In Miami, you didn’t talk about cocaine, it’s just an era that had never been talked about,” Spellman said.

“My grandfather, who was a real-estate developer in Miami Beach and South Florida, he was appalled we were doing the movie,” Corben said.

But after a sit down with Roberts, in which they explained to him that the movie would not feature a narrator, or have an agenda, and instead would be focused on the first-person accounts, the former drug trafficker was on board. And Roberts’ partner, Mickey Munday, a modern-day pirate who was in charge of smuggling the drugs into Miami through air and sea, quickly followed suit.

Then, the filmmakers went a step further ? they tried to talk to the hitmen.

Getting a notorious hitman on camera led to some of the most compelling footage in ‘Cocaine Cowboys’

Landing someone who would go on camera and speak about the murders they committed was obviously a huge challenge. In most instances, the hitmen were in prison for a single murder, so the person could only speak on what they had been convicted of. Corben and Spellman would want to talk to someone who could speak about a wide range of criminal activity.

With the help of a homicide detective, Corben and Spellman reached out to three hitmen serving prison sentences. One was a man convicted for the murder of Barry Seal, the drug smuggler for the Medellín Cartel who Tom Cruise played in the 2017 movie “American Made.” They also reached out to Miguel Perez, who is featured in “Cocaine Cowboys” as a hitman who once killed a target at an airport in broad daylight with a bayonet.

They didn’t get either on camera, but they struck gold with Jorge “Rivi” Ayala.

Jorge Ayala in a blue prison jumper

Jorge ?Rivi? Ayala in “Cocaine Cowboys.”

Magnolia Pictures.


An enforcer for drug lord Griselda Blanco, aka “The Godmother of Cocaine,” Ayala was unique to the other hitmen the filmmakers reached out to. Why? Because Ayala had turned on Blanco and cooperated with authorities. Instead of getting the death penalty, he had immunity and could speak about over 20 homicides instead of just the one he was convicted on.

For five to six hours a day, for three visits, Corben and Spellman, along with a film crew, visited Ayala. And what they got from the interviews is some of the most compelling and memorable footage of “Cocaine Cowboys.” Ayala held nothing back as he talked about the people he killed and how insane his boss, The Godmother, was.

“Cocaine Cowboys” premiered at the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival and was later bought by Magnolia Pictures. Though its theatrical release wasn’t that impressive, the movie would later gain a loyal following on the bootleg market and quickly became a popular title in the hip-hop world.

The movie has grown in popularity in the years since its release, partly thanks to it constantly showing up on

Netflix
.

Talking to the hitman led to the making of ‘Cocaine Cowboys 2’

Corben and Spellman realized they possessed a tool that the former gangsters desperately needed to get back on their feet after years in prison: notoriety.

“Most people coming out of prison don’t have anything,” Corben said. “It’s life reset. You’re not helpless, but you have no income, you have no savings, some people don’t have any support system when they come out because people have disowned them. So you come out and all you have is your stories. I don’t want to call it your currency, but that’s what you have.”

“We say, ‘When you get out of prison the first call you make is to your mother and the second is to Rakontur,'” Spellman added, referencing his and Corben’s production company.

That’s what led to the making “Cocaine Cowboys 2.”

Released in 2008, the follow-up delved deeper into the reign of Blanco, almost a decade before Hollywood took on a dramatized version of the Blanco story in the 2017 Lifetime movie “Cocaine Godmother” with Catherine Zeta-Jones in the lead role.

The sequel was made because the main subject of the movie, Charles Cosby, had seen that the promotional material for the first “Cocaine Cowboys” featured a photo of him and Blanco. Cosby reached out to Spellman to get the photo, which led to the two talking and eventually deciding to do “Cowboys 2.”

While Corben and Spellman said they have never paid for an interview, they do not take their subjects’ life rights, which means the people they interview are free to use the notoriety they get from the movie to try and land a book or movie deal.

Thanks to the success of “Cocaine Cowboys,” both Roberts and Munday did just that ? though Munday has since been imprisoned once again after a federal jury found him guilty on auto fraud-conspiracy charges and sentenced him to 12 years in prison in 2018.

Netflix’s ‘Cocaine Cowboys: The Kings of Miami’ features speedboat champs who were the biggest drug trafficers in the 1980s

Sal Magluta and Willy Falcone in their race suits

(L-R) Sal Magluta and Willy Falcone in “Cocaine Cowboys: The Kings of Miami.”

Netflix


This time, Corben and Spellman are going the docuseries route to tell the latest chapter in their “Cocaine Cowboys” saga, which focuses on the speedboat-riding, drug-trafficking tale of Sal Magluta and Willy Falcon.

Launching Wednesday on Netflix, “Cocaine Cowboys: The Kings of Miami” is a thrilling and darkly funny six-episode journey into the heart of a Miami drug-running family.

The new series tracks the rise and fall of childhood friends Magluta and Falcon, starting with the two crafting a multibillion-dollar drug empire and ending with the authorities indicting them in one of the largest drug cases in US history after the duo were accused of smuggling over 75 tons of cocaine into the US during the 1980s.

Corben and Spellman elevate their storytelling by getting many of the major players in this crime family on camera to tell their stories firsthand.

Longtime fans of the “Cocaine Cowboys” franchise will recognize other figures mentioned in “The Kings of Miami” as the primary subjects of the filmmakers’ past documentaries. And for newbies, it’s time to buckle up and prepare for fast-paced storytelling that is as much an obsessive deep dive into the subject matter as it is wildly entertaining.

Corben believes what has made their unlikely franchise so successful over the years (spawning several films, the new Netflix docuseries, and even a stage play they were developing in 2019) is that they are completely honest with their subjects. They don’t have fixers or field producers trying to track people down and convince them to be on camera, as other movies and TV shows do. It’s just Corben and Spellman building the relationships.

“I don’t even know what a fixer is,” Corben said with a laugh.

And they are also meticulous in the edit room, working with their longtime editor David Cypkin to make sure nothing a subject says on screen is taken out of context. To date, the filmmakers say no one featured in one of their movies has ever said they were depicted unfairly.

“You’re dealing with people who would be very upset if we weren’t truthful,” Spellman said.

Check out the trailer for ‘Cocaine Cowboys: The Kings of Miami,’ out August 4, below:

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[date_timestamp] => 1632014135 ) [4] => Array ( [title] => ?She Had A Dream?: IDFA Review | Reviews [link] => https://wikileaksisdemocracy.org/she-had-a-dream-idfa-review-reviews/ [dc] => Array ( [creator] => Susan Paul ) [pubdate] => Sun, 19 Sep 2021 01:14:24 +0000 [category] => Movie Production CompaniesDreamIDFAreviewreviews [guid] => https://wikileaksisdemocracy.org/she-had-a-dream-idfa-review-reviews/ [description] => Dir / scr: Raja Amari. France. 2020. 84mins What doesn?t kill your spirit, makes you stronger in She Had A Dream. Built around charismatic Tunisian activist Ghofrane Binous, Raja Amari?s eye-opening documentary uses her life to expose the fault lines in a country riven with prejudices. Binous? determination to be an agent of change lends ... Read more [content] => Array ( [encoded] =>

Dir / scr: Raja Amari. France. 2020. 84mins

What doesn?t kill your spirit, makes you stronger in She Had A Dream. Built around charismatic Tunisian activist Ghofrane Binous, Raja Amari?s eye-opening documentary uses her life to expose the fault lines in a country riven with prejudices. Binous? determination to be an agent of change lends the film an engaging, upbeat energy that enhances its appeal and should bring further festival invitations following a world premiere at IDFA.

Binous has turned to activism as a means of salvaging hope from her circumstances

Binous has spent her life refusing to be defined by prejudice. A young, working-class black woman, she has challenged the limitations imposed by others since her earliest school days. A sprinkling of memories give just a taste of what she has encountered: the school teacher who exiled her to the back of the classroom and slapped her; the hurtful nicknames received as a child; the taxi drivers who refuse to stop for a black woman; an incident of racial abuse when she worked as a flight attendant.

Now 25, Binous has turned to activism as a means of salvaging hope from her circumstances. We meet her in the summer of 2019. She has joined the secular Tahya Tounes party and is running as a candidate in the forthcoming parliamentary election.

The campaigning and countdown to election day gives structure to the story. Amari captures a compelling sense of Binous? idealism and her place in the local community. Well-known in her working-class neighbourhood Essaida, she chats to everyone from shopkeepers to street kids and scene-stealing ne?er-do-well Zakaria. She is constantly talking politics, arguing her case, urging anyone and everyone to overcome indifference and make their vote count. She is a great advert for civic engagement. Her bedside reading is Michelle Obama?s ?Becoming?.

Binou?s engagement with the world around her also provides a portrait of Tunis and its citizens that spans crowded alleyways, bustling market places and airy rooftops. Binou is fighting for the party of President Youssef Chahed. Her personal charm might not be enough to counteract the reputation of a figure whom many now seem to consider toxic. She constantly encounters individuals whose enthusiasm for the revolution of 2010/2011 has fizzled into disillusion and disappointment with its leaders.

Binous presents herself to the world as a confident, invulnerable woman. Amari confirms that, showing her in conversation with former MP Salma Baccar and out on the campaign trail dealing with offers of support, moments of hostility and everything inbetween. She seems a natural born politician but there is also naivety there.

Amari balances Binous?s image with footage of senior party members discussing how unlikely it is that she will be elected. There is a suggestion that her status as a black woman may have mattered more than her experience when it came to choosing a candidate.

In some respects, She Had A Dream is a political coming of age story. The election result provides a reality check but Binous emerges wiser and more determined than ever to change the world. The way she starts to plot her next move ensures that the film maintains its positivity throughout.

Production companies: Cineteve, ARTE France

International sales: Cineteve g.gallier@cineteve.fr

Producers: Fabienne Servan-Schreiber, Estelle Mauriac

Editing: Sebastien de Sainte-Croix, Elise Fievet

Cinematography: Karine Aulnette

Music: Nicolas Becker, Djengo Hartlap

Main cast: Ghofrane Binous, Saadia Mosbah, Salma Baccar

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) [summary] => Dir / scr: Raja Amari. France. 2020. 84mins What doesn?t kill your spirit, makes you stronger in She Had A Dream. Built around charismatic Tunisian activist Ghofrane Binous, Raja Amari?s eye-opening documentary uses her life to expose the fault lines in a country riven with prejudices. Binous? determination to be an agent of change lends ... Read more [atom_content] =>

Dir / scr: Raja Amari. France. 2020. 84mins

What doesn?t kill your spirit, makes you stronger in She Had A Dream. Built around charismatic Tunisian activist Ghofrane Binous, Raja Amari?s eye-opening documentary uses her life to expose the fault lines in a country riven with prejudices. Binous? determination to be an agent of change lends the film an engaging, upbeat energy that enhances its appeal and should bring further festival invitations following a world premiere at IDFA.

Binous has turned to activism as a means of salvaging hope from her circumstances

Binous has spent her life refusing to be defined by prejudice. A young, working-class black woman, she has challenged the limitations imposed by others since her earliest school days. A sprinkling of memories give just a taste of what she has encountered: the school teacher who exiled her to the back of the classroom and slapped her; the hurtful nicknames received as a child; the taxi drivers who refuse to stop for a black woman; an incident of racial abuse when she worked as a flight attendant.

Now 25, Binous has turned to activism as a means of salvaging hope from her circumstances. We meet her in the summer of 2019. She has joined the secular Tahya Tounes party and is running as a candidate in the forthcoming parliamentary election.

The campaigning and countdown to election day gives structure to the story. Amari captures a compelling sense of Binous? idealism and her place in the local community. Well-known in her working-class neighbourhood Essaida, she chats to everyone from shopkeepers to street kids and scene-stealing ne?er-do-well Zakaria. She is constantly talking politics, arguing her case, urging anyone and everyone to overcome indifference and make their vote count. She is a great advert for civic engagement. Her bedside reading is Michelle Obama?s ?Becoming?.

Binou?s engagement with the world around her also provides a portrait of Tunis and its citizens that spans crowded alleyways, bustling market places and airy rooftops. Binou is fighting for the party of President Youssef Chahed. Her personal charm might not be enough to counteract the reputation of a figure whom many now seem to consider toxic. She constantly encounters individuals whose enthusiasm for the revolution of 2010/2011 has fizzled into disillusion and disappointment with its leaders.

Binous presents herself to the world as a confident, invulnerable woman. Amari confirms that, showing her in conversation with former MP Salma Baccar and out on the campaign trail dealing with offers of support, moments of hostility and everything inbetween. She seems a natural born politician but there is also naivety there.

Amari balances Binous?s image with footage of senior party members discussing how unlikely it is that she will be elected. There is a suggestion that her status as a black woman may have mattered more than her experience when it came to choosing a candidate.

In some respects, She Had A Dream is a political coming of age story. The election result provides a reality check but Binous emerges wiser and more determined than ever to change the world. The way she starts to plot her next move ensures that the film maintains its positivity throughout.

Production companies: Cineteve, ARTE France

International sales: Cineteve g.gallier@cineteve.fr

Producers: Fabienne Servan-Schreiber, Estelle Mauriac

Editing: Sebastien de Sainte-Croix, Elise Fievet

Cinematography: Karine Aulnette

Music: Nicolas Becker, Djengo Hartlap

Main cast: Ghofrane Binous, Saadia Mosbah, Salma Baccar

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[date_timestamp] => 1632014064 ) [5] => Array ( [title] => Johnny Depp?s ?Minamata? Sets U.K., Ireland Distribution [link] => https://wikileaksisdemocracy.org/johnny-depps-minamata-sets-u-k-ireland-distribution/ [dc] => Array ( [creator] => Susan Paul ) [pubdate] => Sun, 19 Sep 2021 01:13:29 +0000 [category] => Movie Production CompaniesDeppsdistributionIrelandJohnnyMinamataSets [guid] => https://wikileaksisdemocracy.org/johnny-depps-minamata-sets-u-k-ireland-distribution/ [description] => In today?s Global Bulletin, Johnny Depp?s ?Minamata and ?Crock of Gold? get U.K., Ireland release; a brace of Princess Diana TV documentaries in the works; and MTV debuts short form series. Vertigo Releasing has acquired U.K. and Ireland distribution rights from HanWay Films for Berlin Film Festival title Andrew Levitas? ?Minamata,? starring Johnny Depp, Hiroyuki ... Read more [content] => Array ( [encoded] =>

In today?s Global Bulletin, Johnny Depp?s ?Minamata and ?Crock of Gold? get U.K., Ireland release; a brace of Princess Diana TV documentaries in the works; and MTV debuts short form series.

Vertigo Releasing has acquired U.K. and Ireland distribution rights from HanWay Films for Berlin Film Festival title Andrew Levitas? ?Minamata,? starring Johnny Depp, Hiroyuki Sanada, Minami and Tadanobu Asano, and will release the film Feb. 12, 2021.

Depp plays war photographer W. Eugene Smith who travels to Japan where he documents the devastating effect of mercury poisoning in coastal communities.

The film was developed by Depp?s Infinitum Nihil and produced through Metalwork Pictures. Producers are Sam Sarkar, Bill Johnson, Gabrielle Tana, Kevan Van Thompson, David K. Kessler, Zach Avery, Levitas and Depp.

HanWay Films, which is overseeing international sales and distribution, has also closed deals with Eagle Pictures (Italy), Swift Distribution (France), Odeon S.A. (Greece), Films4U (Portugal), BG Filmcilik (Turkey), Beta Film (Bulgaria), Discovery Film (former Yugoslavia), Forum Film (Poland), Exponenta Film (CIS), FrontRow Filmed Ent (Middle East), Rialto Distribution (Australia/New Zealand), Longride Inc. (Japan), Intercontinental Films (Hong Kong), PVR (India), Shaw Organisation (Singapore), Fox Networks Group (SE Asian Pay TV), Cai Chang Intl. (Taiwan) and M Pictures Ent (Thailand).

Meanwhile, Wildcard Distribution and Altitude Films have announced that ?Crock of Gold: A Few Rounds With Shane MacGowan,? directed by Julien temple, will open in U.K. and Ireland cinemas from Nov. 20. The film is a cinematic exploration of the work of poet, punk and member of the music group The Pogues, Shane MacGowan.

It is produced by Depp, Stephen Deuters, Stephen Malit and Temple for Infinitum Nihil, Nitrate Films, HanWay Films, BBC Music and Warner Music Entertainment. Wild Atlantic is the Irish co-producer on the project, which received funding from Screen Ireland. HanWay is handling international sales.

The film had its world premiere at the San Sebastian Film Festival last month where it won the Special Jury Prize.

?Diana: The Truth Behind the Interview?
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U.K. broadcaster Channel 4 has commissioned factual producer Blink Films for one-off documentary ?Diana: The Truth Behind the Interview.?

The documentary will detail the story behind the 1995 BBC Panorama interview that Diana, Princess of Wales, did with journalist Martin Bashir, where she revealed intimate details of her own private life, her husband Prince charles? affair with Camilla Parker Bowles, and indicated she did not want to become Queen of England.

Directed by Andy Webb (?I Was There?), the documentary is commissioned for Channel 4 by Fatima Salaria and is being overseen there by Shaminder Nahal. It is being distributed internationally by Fremantle.

Meanwhile, Rogan Productions? ?Diana: The Interview That Shocked the World,? on the same subject, will air Oct. 11 on rival U.K. broadcaster Channel 5.

SHORT FORM SHOWS

MTV International is expanding its digital slate with two new remotely filmed short-form shows made for YouTube and Facebook.

?Celebrity Bumps Mike + Perri,? which bowed Thursday across MTV International and BET International?s social pages, follows former athletes and television personalities Mike Edwards and Perri Shakes-Drayton Edwards as they embark on their biggest challenge yet, becoming parents. The six 11-minute episodes are made by Appeal TV and executive produced by managing director Jake Attwell of Appeal TV, and by Jaime Brannan and Craig Orr for MTV International.

In MTV?s ?Living the Dream,? ?Love Island? alumni Michael Griffiths, Chris Taylor, Jordan Hames and Danny Williams film themselves documenting the highs and lows of their bromance such as moving in together, playing pranks and more. It debuts Oct. 16. The eight 11-minute episodes are made by True North and executive produced by Rebecca Saponiere and Fiona O?Sullivan for True North and by Jaime Brannan and Craig Orr for MTV International.

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) [summary] => In today?s Global Bulletin, Johnny Depp?s ?Minamata and ?Crock of Gold? get U.K., Ireland release; a brace of Princess Diana TV documentaries in the works; and MTV debuts short form series. Vertigo Releasing has acquired U.K. and Ireland distribution rights from HanWay Films for Berlin Film Festival title Andrew Levitas? ?Minamata,? starring Johnny Depp, Hiroyuki ... Read more [atom_content] =>

In today?s Global Bulletin, Johnny Depp?s ?Minamata and ?Crock of Gold? get U.K., Ireland release; a brace of Princess Diana TV documentaries in the works; and MTV debuts short form series.

Vertigo Releasing has acquired U.K. and Ireland distribution rights from HanWay Films for Berlin Film Festival title Andrew Levitas? ?Minamata,? starring Johnny Depp, Hiroyuki Sanada, Minami and Tadanobu Asano, and will release the film Feb. 12, 2021.

Depp plays war photographer W. Eugene Smith who travels to Japan where he documents the devastating effect of mercury poisoning in coastal communities.

The film was developed by Depp?s Infinitum Nihil and produced through Metalwork Pictures. Producers are Sam Sarkar, Bill Johnson, Gabrielle Tana, Kevan Van Thompson, David K. Kessler, Zach Avery, Levitas and Depp.

HanWay Films, which is overseeing international sales and distribution, has also closed deals with Eagle Pictures (Italy), Swift Distribution (France), Odeon S.A. (Greece), Films4U (Portugal), BG Filmcilik (Turkey), Beta Film (Bulgaria), Discovery Film (former Yugoslavia), Forum Film (Poland), Exponenta Film (CIS), FrontRow Filmed Ent (Middle East), Rialto Distribution (Australia/New Zealand), Longride Inc. (Japan), Intercontinental Films (Hong Kong), PVR (India), Shaw Organisation (Singapore), Fox Networks Group (SE Asian Pay TV), Cai Chang Intl. (Taiwan) and M Pictures Ent (Thailand).

Meanwhile, Wildcard Distribution and Altitude Films have announced that ?Crock of Gold: A Few Rounds With Shane MacGowan,? directed by Julien temple, will open in U.K. and Ireland cinemas from Nov. 20. The film is a cinematic exploration of the work of poet, punk and member of the music group The Pogues, Shane MacGowan.

It is produced by Depp, Stephen Deuters, Stephen Malit and Temple for Infinitum Nihil, Nitrate Films, HanWay Films, BBC Music and Warner Music Entertainment. Wild Atlantic is the Irish co-producer on the project, which received funding from Screen Ireland. HanWay is handling international sales.

The film had its world premiere at the San Sebastian Film Festival last month where it won the Special Jury Prize.

?Diana: The Truth Behind the Interview?
Channel 4

COMMISSION

U.K. broadcaster Channel 4 has commissioned factual producer Blink Films for one-off documentary ?Diana: The Truth Behind the Interview.?

The documentary will detail the story behind the 1995 BBC Panorama interview that Diana, Princess of Wales, did with journalist Martin Bashir, where she revealed intimate details of her own private life, her husband Prince charles? affair with Camilla Parker Bowles, and indicated she did not want to become Queen of England.

Directed by Andy Webb (?I Was There?), the documentary is commissioned for Channel 4 by Fatima Salaria and is being overseen there by Shaminder Nahal. It is being distributed internationally by Fremantle.

Meanwhile, Rogan Productions? ?Diana: The Interview That Shocked the World,? on the same subject, will air Oct. 11 on rival U.K. broadcaster Channel 5.

SHORT FORM SHOWS

MTV International is expanding its digital slate with two new remotely filmed short-form shows made for YouTube and Facebook.

?Celebrity Bumps Mike + Perri,? which bowed Thursday across MTV International and BET International?s social pages, follows former athletes and television personalities Mike Edwards and Perri Shakes-Drayton Edwards as they embark on their biggest challenge yet, becoming parents. The six 11-minute episodes are made by Appeal TV and executive produced by managing director Jake Attwell of Appeal TV, and by Jaime Brannan and Craig Orr for MTV International.

In MTV?s ?Living the Dream,? ?Love Island? alumni Michael Griffiths, Chris Taylor, Jordan Hames and Danny Williams film themselves documenting the highs and lows of their bromance such as moving in together, playing pranks and more. It debuts Oct. 16. The eight 11-minute episodes are made by True North and executive produced by Rebecca Saponiere and Fiona O?Sullivan for True North and by Jaime Brannan and Craig Orr for MTV International.

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[date_timestamp] => 1632014009 ) [6] => Array ( [title] => What movies and series based on video games are about to be released? | The Witcher | Resident Evil | Mortal Kombat | revtli | ANSWERS [link] => https://wikileaksisdemocracy.org/what-movies-and-series-based-on-video-games-are-about-to-be-released-the-witcher-resident-evil-mortal-kombat-revtli-answers/ [dc] => Array ( [creator] => Susan Paul ) [pubdate] => Sun, 19 Sep 2021 01:10:18 +0000 [category] => Movie Production CompaniesANSWERSBasedEvilgamesKombatMortalmoviesMovies based on video gamesReleasedResidentrevtliseriesSeries based on video gamesVideoWhat movies are about to be released?What movies based on video games are about to be released?What series are about to be released?What series based on video games will be released?What's new in the world of video games?Witcher [guid] => https://wikileaksisdemocracy.org/what-movies-and-series-based-on-video-games-are-about-to-be-released-the-witcher-resident-evil-mortal-kombat-revtli-answers/ [description] => The world of video game Well it presents endless possibilities, from fighting zombies, becoming the hero of an entire civilization or taking part in the most impressive adventures. With similarities with the cinematographic world, know the next releases or projects of films and series based on some famous game titles. LOOK HERE: FIFA 22 | ... Read more [content] => Array ( [encoded] =>

The world of video game Well it presents endless possibilities, from fighting zombies, becoming the hero of an entire civilization or taking part in the most impressive adventures. With similarities with the cinematographic world, know the next releases or projects of films and series based on some famous game titles.

LOOK HERE: FIFA 22 | Release date, price and trailers of the new EA game

In fact, it is not the first time that something like this has happened; Silent Hill (2006), Mortal Kombat (1995), Tomb Raider (2001), Assasins Creed (2016), Warcraft (2016) and even the famous saga of Resident Evil from Mila Jovovich are some of the names that come up when talking about productions based on video games.

A few years later and in search of continuing on the path of success, and of course, an important money raising, he knows some titles to be released and that were inspired by the world gamer to develop the most attractive stories for the big and small screen.

MORE INFORMATION: Battlefield 2042 release delayed to November 19

The Witcher

Thanks to Netflix, we could see how ‘The Witcher‘came to light showing a very good Henry Cavill in stories based on video games starring Gerald de Rivia. Now, the second season will arrive before the end of the year parties, next December 17.

The series is in its second season. (Photo: Netflix)

Resident Evil: Welcome to Racoon City

The saga returns from the hand of Sony Pictures and with an important cast: Kaya Scodelario, Avan Jogia, Robbie Amell, Hannah John-Kamen, Tom Hopper, among others. The goal is for these productions to be more similar to the original games and has the next release date. November 24.

The film plans to premiere in November 2021. (Photo: IGN)
The film plans to premiere in November 2021. (Photo: IGN)

Mortal Kombat

In 2021, ‘Mortal Kombat‘returned to producing films from the hand of Simon McQuoid. Now, Warner Bros Its goal is to create a cinematic universe worthy of the franchise, with combats at the height of a good film industry. There are no release dates yet.

After its relaunch, Mortal Kombat will have a sequel.  (Photo: Warner Bros)
After its relaunch, Mortal Kombat will have a sequel. (Photo: Warner Bros)

Uncharted

A Tom Holland is a Mark Walhberg in the adaptation of the now classic video game of Naughty Dog. The Adventures of Nathan Drake, in their search for treasures around the world, they plan to arrive the next February 11, 2022.

Tom Holland will star in the film based on the adventure video game.  (Photo: Sony)
Tom Holland will star in the film based on the adventure video game. (Photo: Sony)

The Last of Us

Perhaps one of the most impressive titles of the last decade when it comes to video games. Sony and HBO bet on a good quality product in what will be a series for the platform of streaming. Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey would give life to Joel and Ellie; production expects to see the light of day by the end of 2022.

The plan is for The Last of Us to become an HBO series.  (Image: Sony)
The plan is for The Last of Us to become an HBO series. (Image: Sony)

Sonic 2

The first film was well received by critics in early 2020, so a sequel is imminent. Thus, Idris Elba | will be part of the cast and will make an appearance in the next installment next April 8, 2022.

The film will have a prequel scheduled for 2022. (Image: Paramount)
The film will have a prequel scheduled for 2022. (Image: Paramount)

Other movies or series based on video games without a confirmed release date

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The world of video game Well it presents endless possibilities, from fighting zombies, becoming the hero of an entire civilization or taking part in the most impressive adventures. With similarities with the cinematographic world, know the next releases or projects of films and series based on some famous game titles.

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In fact, it is not the first time that something like this has happened; Silent Hill (2006), Mortal Kombat (1995), Tomb Raider (2001), Assasins Creed (2016), Warcraft (2016) and even the famous saga of Resident Evil from Mila Jovovich are some of the names that come up when talking about productions based on video games.

A few years later and in search of continuing on the path of success, and of course, an important money raising, he knows some titles to be released and that were inspired by the world gamer to develop the most attractive stories for the big and small screen.

MORE INFORMATION: Battlefield 2042 release delayed to November 19

The Witcher

Thanks to Netflix, we could see how ‘The Witcher‘came to light showing a very good Henry Cavill in stories based on video games starring Gerald de Rivia. Now, the second season will arrive before the end of the year parties, next December 17.

The series is in its second season. (Photo: Netflix)

Resident Evil: Welcome to Racoon City

The saga returns from the hand of Sony Pictures and with an important cast: Kaya Scodelario, Avan Jogia, Robbie Amell, Hannah John-Kamen, Tom Hopper, among others. The goal is for these productions to be more similar to the original games and has the next release date. November 24.

The film plans to premiere in November 2021. (Photo: IGN)
The film plans to premiere in November 2021. (Photo: IGN)

Mortal Kombat

In 2021, ‘Mortal Kombat‘returned to producing films from the hand of Simon McQuoid. Now, Warner Bros Its goal is to create a cinematic universe worthy of the franchise, with combats at the height of a good film industry. There are no release dates yet.

After its relaunch, Mortal Kombat will have a sequel.  (Photo: Warner Bros)
After its relaunch, Mortal Kombat will have a sequel. (Photo: Warner Bros)

Uncharted

A Tom Holland is a Mark Walhberg in the adaptation of the now classic video game of Naughty Dog. The Adventures of Nathan Drake, in their search for treasures around the world, they plan to arrive the next February 11, 2022.

Tom Holland will star in the film based on the adventure video game.  (Photo: Sony)
Tom Holland will star in the film based on the adventure video game. (Photo: Sony)

The Last of Us

Perhaps one of the most impressive titles of the last decade when it comes to video games. Sony and HBO bet on a good quality product in what will be a series for the platform of streaming. Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey would give life to Joel and Ellie; production expects to see the light of day by the end of 2022.

The plan is for The Last of Us to become an HBO series.  (Image: Sony)
The plan is for The Last of Us to become an HBO series. (Image: Sony)

Sonic 2

The first film was well received by critics in early 2020, so a sequel is imminent. Thus, Idris Elba | will be part of the cast and will make an appearance in the next installment next April 8, 2022.

The film will have a prequel scheduled for 2022. (Image: Paramount)
The film will have a prequel scheduled for 2022. (Image: Paramount)

Other movies or series based on video games without a confirmed release date

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‘Pets’, ‘Pose’, ‘DC’s Legends of Tomorrow’, ‘Blindspot’ … Discover the titles that arrive this week in the catalog of the streaming platform.

A new week begins and that means HBO adds new movies and series to its catalog. Animation films Pets and The origin of the guardians joins the catalog of the streaming platform. Also the survival thriller The jungle. As for series, Pose and Blindspot they come to an end with the premieres of their last seasons. HBO also premieres the sixth season of DC?s Legends of Tomorrow and the first installment of Clarence.

Movie and series premieres on Amazon Prime Video, Disney +, Movistar + and Filmin from May 3 to 9

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FILMS

The origin of the guardians

Peter Ramsey dirige The origin of the guardians, an animated film that features the voices of Chris Pine, Isla Fisher, Hugh Jackman, Jude Law and Alec Baldwin in its original version. The film is an adaptation of the series of novels by William Joyce The Guardians of Childhood. In these stories Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy must join forces to melt the Boogeyman.

Premiere: May 7th.

Pets

What is life like for our pets when we leave them alone at home? The animated film Pets answer that question. Directed by Yarrow Cheney and Chris Renaud, the story follows Max, a dog that adores its owner. But when she adopts another dog named Duke, the protagonist’s life changes. Now that Max feels that he is not the favorite pet, he must learn to accept the new situation with the help of his friends. The Spanish version of the film featured Úrsula Corberó as the voice of Katie, the owner of Max. In its original version, the film has in its cast Eric Stonestreet, Louis CK, Kevin Hart and Lake Bell.

Premiere: May 7th.

The jungle

Yossi Ghinsberg is a young adventurer who lives a dangerous adventure in the Amazon in The jungle. The film, based on a true story, follows the psychological and terrorist journey of the protagonist, who must try everything to survive. Greg McLean directs the film starring Daniel Radcliffe, Alex Russell and Thomas Kretschmann.

Premiere: May 8.

SERIES

Pose

The Ryan Murphy and Steven Canals series comes to an end. HBO premieres season 3 of Pose this week. The fiction moves to 1994, when AIDS has become the leading cause of death among Americans between the ages of 25 and 44. Blanca She must deal with her new job as a nurse’s assistant and with being a single mother and having a partner. In the meantime, Pray Tell faces unexpected health problems. MJ Rodriguez, Dominique Jackson and Billy Porter lead the main cast.

Premiere: May 3.

DC?s Legends of Tomorrow

Legends continue to face villains from hell, timeless anomalies, and all manner of monsters and enemies. Season 6 of DC?s Legends of Tomorrow hits HBO this week. Black canary (Caity Lotz), Zari Tomaz (Tala Ashe) y Ava Sharpe (Jes Macallan) will continue to join forces with the rest of their colleagues in the new installment of the fiction created by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, Andrew Kreisberg and Phil Klemmer.

Premiere: May 4th.

Blindspot

The most important and dangerous mission to date for the team of the character played by Jaimie Alexander arrives. The season 5 of Blindspot, which HBO premieres this week, marks the end of the fiction created by Martin Gero. Sullivan Stapleton and Rob Brown lead the series’ main cast.

Premiere: May 7th.

Clarence


Clarence he is an optimistic, big, affectionate and funny boy who loves to spend time with his best friends Jeff and Sumo. The first is organized, responsible and intelligent. The second is mischievous and clever. Together they will live great adventures. Clarence is an animated series that features Sean Giambrone, Eric Edelstein and Katie Crown in its voice cast. Skyler Page is its creator. Season 1 of Clarence premieres on HBO this week.

Premiere: May 7th.

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) [summary] => ‘Pets’, ‘Pose’, ‘DC’s Legends of Tomorrow’, ‘Blindspot’ … Discover the titles that arrive this week in the catalog of the streaming platform. A new week begins and that means HBO adds new movies and series to its catalog. Animation films Pets and The origin of the guardians joins the catalog of the streaming platform. Also ... Read more [atom_content] =>

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A new week begins and that means HBO adds new movies and series to its catalog. Animation films Pets and The origin of the guardians joins the catalog of the streaming platform. Also the survival thriller The jungle. As for series, Pose and Blindspot they come to an end with the premieres of their last seasons. HBO also premieres the sixth season of DC?s Legends of Tomorrow and the first installment of Clarence.

Movie and series premieres on Amazon Prime Video, Disney +, Movistar + and Filmin from May 3 to 9

Then see all movies and series coming to HBO from May 3 to 9:

FILMS

The origin of the guardians

Peter Ramsey dirige The origin of the guardians, an animated film that features the voices of Chris Pine, Isla Fisher, Hugh Jackman, Jude Law and Alec Baldwin in its original version. The film is an adaptation of the series of novels by William Joyce The Guardians of Childhood. In these stories Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy must join forces to melt the Boogeyman.

Premiere: May 7th.

Pets

What is life like for our pets when we leave them alone at home? The animated film Pets answer that question. Directed by Yarrow Cheney and Chris Renaud, the story follows Max, a dog that adores its owner. But when she adopts another dog named Duke, the protagonist’s life changes. Now that Max feels that he is not the favorite pet, he must learn to accept the new situation with the help of his friends. The Spanish version of the film featured Úrsula Corberó as the voice of Katie, the owner of Max. In its original version, the film has in its cast Eric Stonestreet, Louis CK, Kevin Hart and Lake Bell.

Premiere: May 7th.

The jungle

Yossi Ghinsberg is a young adventurer who lives a dangerous adventure in the Amazon in The jungle. The film, based on a true story, follows the psychological and terrorist journey of the protagonist, who must try everything to survive. Greg McLean directs the film starring Daniel Radcliffe, Alex Russell and Thomas Kretschmann.

Premiere: May 8.

SERIES

Pose

The Ryan Murphy and Steven Canals series comes to an end. HBO premieres season 3 of Pose this week. The fiction moves to 1994, when AIDS has become the leading cause of death among Americans between the ages of 25 and 44. Blanca She must deal with her new job as a nurse’s assistant and with being a single mother and having a partner. In the meantime, Pray Tell faces unexpected health problems. MJ Rodriguez, Dominique Jackson and Billy Porter lead the main cast.

Premiere: May 3.

DC?s Legends of Tomorrow

Legends continue to face villains from hell, timeless anomalies, and all manner of monsters and enemies. Season 6 of DC?s Legends of Tomorrow hits HBO this week. Black canary (Caity Lotz), Zari Tomaz (Tala Ashe) y Ava Sharpe (Jes Macallan) will continue to join forces with the rest of their colleagues in the new installment of the fiction created by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, Andrew Kreisberg and Phil Klemmer.

Premiere: May 4th.

Blindspot

The most important and dangerous mission to date for the team of the character played by Jaimie Alexander arrives. The season 5 of Blindspot, which HBO premieres this week, marks the end of the fiction created by Martin Gero. Sullivan Stapleton and Rob Brown lead the series’ main cast.

Premiere: May 7th.

Clarence


Clarence he is an optimistic, big, affectionate and funny boy who loves to spend time with his best friends Jeff and Sumo. The first is organized, responsible and intelligent. The second is mischievous and clever. Together they will live great adventures. Clarence is an animated series that features Sean Giambrone, Eric Edelstein and Katie Crown in its voice cast. Skyler Page is its creator. Season 1 of Clarence premieres on HBO this week.

Premiere: May 7th.

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Clint Eastwood He is one of those few actors who has managed to build a successful career also as a director and producer. As a performer he achieved glory in films like Dirty Harry, The dead had a price and so many western that made him the fame of a great cowboy. After the 80s, Clint was not comfortable only with his facet as an artist in front of the camera, he brought out his talent as a filmmaker and the truth is that he did it excellently. Now, he returns to his origins with his latest film Cry Macho, a true and authentic road movie. On SpoilerWe have already seen the film and we will tell you what the best thing about the film is.




While as an actor, Clint Eastwood has always been associated with Wild West films, as a director he has been far more versatile. Thus he has been able to direct Bridges of madison, the beautiful film already turned into a classic of romantic cinema. Next to Meryl Streep they gave life to a woman and a man who meet almost by chance and live an intense romance for just a few days. However, your encounter will be truly transformative. On the other hand, Eastwood also knew how to lead Million Dollar Baby, an award-winning sports drama.

For those years, in turn, he directed Mystic River, a thriller with an elencazo led by Sean Penn, Tim Robbins y Kevin Bacon. Thus Eastwood went from romance to sport and then to suspense without major problems and even with great success. Now, at 91 years old, the director does not give up, he goes for more and gives himself the luxury of returning to his origins as a cowboy and directs Cry Macho.

Clint Eastwood stars in and directs Cry Macho (Photo: IMDb)

The film is scripted by Nick Schenk and N. Richard Nash is a film adaptation of the novel written by Nash himself. The story is set in 1979 and follows the life of Mike Milo, a true rodeo star, horse breeder and passionate about animals, who must go after the son of his former boss and travel from Texas to Mexico. Once he has found Rafael, both the young man and he will immerse themselves in an adventure like no other and a transformative journey in which they will meet unique people without, obviously, facing danger on different occasions.

Cry Macho

Cry Macho opens in Argentina this Thursday, September 16 (Photo: IMDb)

Cowboy, Again: Clint Eastwood’s Return to His Origins

Eastwood gives a magnificent performance that only confirms once again that he is one of the best actors and directors that cinema has given in all its history. His performance is moving, at times, and funny, at others. In fact, Mike, his character, reminds us that love and adventure can be found at any age and no matter where or when. Secondly, Eduardo Minett, Who plays Rafo and makes his film debut with this eminence, is a perfect complement, his character is mischievous, friendly and brave, in addition, being a teenager he gives a real lesson in ethics and life to many of the other characters.

Cry Macho

Clint Eastwood is the protagonist, director and producer of Cry Macho (Photo: IMDb)

It must be said that the film has some scenes that fall into the obvious and the cliché almost absolute, even with the conformation of certain stereotypes. That makes it quite unbelievable at various points. But the film goes back thanks to Photography, which is truly exceptional and makes you want to drop everything for a second and embark on an aimless journey for those payments.

The cast is completed with performances by Natalia Traven (“Collateral Risks”, “Soulmates” TV series), Dwight Yoakam (“The Logan Scam”, “Shining In The Night”) and Fernanda Urrejola (“Blue Miracle”, “Narcos: Mexico” from Netflix). Cry Macho this opens Thursday, September 16 in Argentine cinemas. Will you see it?

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) [summary] => Clint Eastwood He is one of those few actors who has managed to build a successful career also as a director and producer. As a performer he achieved glory in films like Dirty Harry, The dead had a price and so many western that made him the fame of a great cowboy. After the 80s, ... Read more [atom_content] =>

Clint Eastwood He is one of those few actors who has managed to build a successful career also as a director and producer. As a performer he achieved glory in films like Dirty Harry, The dead had a price and so many western that made him the fame of a great cowboy. After the 80s, Clint was not comfortable only with his facet as an artist in front of the camera, he brought out his talent as a filmmaker and the truth is that he did it excellently. Now, he returns to his origins with his latest film Cry Macho, a true and authentic road movie. On SpoilerWe have already seen the film and we will tell you what the best thing about the film is.




While as an actor, Clint Eastwood has always been associated with Wild West films, as a director he has been far more versatile. Thus he has been able to direct Bridges of madison, the beautiful film already turned into a classic of romantic cinema. Next to Meryl Streep they gave life to a woman and a man who meet almost by chance and live an intense romance for just a few days. However, your encounter will be truly transformative. On the other hand, Eastwood also knew how to lead Million Dollar Baby, an award-winning sports drama.

For those years, in turn, he directed Mystic River, a thriller with an elencazo led by Sean Penn, Tim Robbins y Kevin Bacon. Thus Eastwood went from romance to sport and then to suspense without major problems and even with great success. Now, at 91 years old, the director does not give up, he goes for more and gives himself the luxury of returning to his origins as a cowboy and directs Cry Macho.

Clint Eastwood stars in and directs Cry Macho (Photo: IMDb)

The film is scripted by Nick Schenk and N. Richard Nash is a film adaptation of the novel written by Nash himself. The story is set in 1979 and follows the life of Mike Milo, a true rodeo star, horse breeder and passionate about animals, who must go after the son of his former boss and travel from Texas to Mexico. Once he has found Rafael, both the young man and he will immerse themselves in an adventure like no other and a transformative journey in which they will meet unique people without, obviously, facing danger on different occasions.

Cry Macho

Cry Macho opens in Argentina this Thursday, September 16 (Photo: IMDb)

Cowboy, Again: Clint Eastwood’s Return to His Origins

Eastwood gives a magnificent performance that only confirms once again that he is one of the best actors and directors that cinema has given in all its history. His performance is moving, at times, and funny, at others. In fact, Mike, his character, reminds us that love and adventure can be found at any age and no matter where or when. Secondly, Eduardo Minett, Who plays Rafo and makes his film debut with this eminence, is a perfect complement, his character is mischievous, friendly and brave, in addition, being a teenager he gives a real lesson in ethics and life to many of the other characters.

Cry Macho

Clint Eastwood is the protagonist, director and producer of Cry Macho (Photo: IMDb)

It must be said that the film has some scenes that fall into the obvious and the cliché almost absolute, even with the conformation of certain stereotypes. That makes it quite unbelievable at various points. But the film goes back thanks to Photography, which is truly exceptional and makes you want to drop everything for a second and embark on an aimless journey for those payments.

The cast is completed with performances by Natalia Traven (“Collateral Risks”, “Soulmates” TV series), Dwight Yoakam (“The Logan Scam”, “Shining In The Night”) and Fernanda Urrejola (“Blue Miracle”, “Narcos: Mexico” from Netflix). Cry Macho this opens Thursday, September 16 in Argentine cinemas. Will you see it?

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[date_timestamp] => 1632013716 ) [9] => Array ( [title] => Trump, Could You Get Over Obama?s Oil Boom? [link] => https://wikileaksisdemocracy.org/trump-could-you-get-over-obamas-oil-boom/ [dc] => Array ( [creator] => Susan Paul ) [pubdate] => Sun, 19 Sep 2021 01:07:29 +0000 [category] => Movie Production CompaniesBoomeconomynullObamasOilTrump [guid] => https://wikileaksisdemocracy.org/trump-could-you-get-over-obamas-oil-boom/ [description] => Donald Trump’s potential energy secretary reproached US President Barack Obama for trying to “destroy” the US oil boom. Harold Hamm, a shale oil billionaire, gave a speech last Wednesday night at the Republican Party convention, arguing that Trump will become the first president to achieve US energy independence. “President Obama has decided not to get ... Read more [content] => Array ( [encoded] =>

Donald Trump’s potential energy secretary reproached US President Barack Obama for trying to “destroy” the US oil boom.

Harold Hamm, a shale oil billionaire, gave a speech last Wednesday night at the Republican Party convention, arguing that Trump will become the first president to achieve US energy independence. “President Obama has decided not to get it, and has tried to destroy this renaissance and all its benefits,” Hamm said in Cleveland.

However, the numbers tell a different story. Believe it or not, Obama has presided over the largest increase in oil production in American history, even if he can’t take direct credit for it all.

Hamm is the leading candidate to be Trump’s energy secretary, GOP fundraiser and oil executive Dan Eberhart told CNNMoney. Neither the Trump campaign nor Hamm’s Continental Resources responded to requests for comment. The possible charge was also reported by Reuters.

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The United States was pumping just 5.1 million barrels per day when Obama took office in January 2009, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA).

In April this year, the United States produced 8.9 million barrels per day. That’s an incredible 74% increase. In fact, in 2015, the country pumped the most oil in 43 years.

The United States is now the world’s number one oil producer, if you include not just crude, but also liquefied natural gas. If you limit the ranking to just crude oil, the United States still ranks third, just behind Russia and Saudi Arabia.

Read: US, with more crude reserves than Saudi Arabia and Russia

Prices have recently collapsed by more than half since 2014. That has forced US oil producers to pump less, because it is less profitable. Daily US oil production has declined modestly since the peak and further slowdown is likely.

But the oil crisis was not driven by the White House. It was actually caused by an epic oversupply that was formed in part due to American shale oil.

“Oil prices have been depressed, but that is not a policy function, it is a function of global dynamics: we produced too much, and there was not much demand for it,” said Vincent Piazza, senior oil and gas analyst. at Bloomberg Intelligence.

Obama: friend or foe of oil?

Energy experts contend Obama’s policies in general have been neither positive nor negative towards oil production.

Obama did put some restrictions on hydraulic fracturing, also called fracking, even though he has not acted to ban the controversial tactic, as Bernie Sanders and other environmentalists want. In fact, the fracking it currently accounts for half of all US oil production.

The White House imposed a temporary moratorium on drilling in the Gulf of Mexico after the Deepwater Horizon disaster. However, drilling in the Gulf of Mexico has recovered and is on track to break a record next year.

On the other hand, under the Obama administration and the Republican majority Congress, the United States also lifted the 40-year ban on the export of crude oil, potentially allowing production to increase once prices rise.

“I cannot say that what the government has done has been negative for the industry in general,” said Piazza.

Eberhart, the GOP fundraiser, disagrees, saying the White House has shown “hostility” toward the energy sector and has made drilling difficult by adding regulations “at an alarming rate.”

“The increase in production was in spite of President Obama, not because of President Obama,” Eberhart told CNNMoney.

Trump wants to double production

Trump faces a difficult task trying to make the United States energy independent. Last year, the EIA predicted that the United States would achieve energy independence in 2028, if oil prices continue to rise modestly and slowly.

Lee: US oil companies get ready to increase production

The industry has made great strides under Obama. Today, the United States has become more self-sufficient, importing about 10 million barrels per day, up from 14.5 million in 2006. However, current imports still mean that the United States still relies on foreign oil for more than $ 500 million. half of your daily consumption.

Hamm caused astonishment by making a bold promise: US oil production could double during the Trump administration. That would equate to 17 million barrels per day, a huge amount in today’s oversupplied world.

It would be difficult to convince oil companies to drill at that rate, unless it becomes much more profitable. For this to happen, prices would have to rise dramatically. But again, if the United States raises production to that level, oil experts warn that prices will drop.

“Unless you have a sustained increase in demand and reductions from other countries, doubling production just exacerbates the excess supply,” Piazza said.

CNN’s Chris Isidore and Sonam Vashi contributed to this report.

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) [summary] => Donald Trump’s potential energy secretary reproached US President Barack Obama for trying to “destroy” the US oil boom. Harold Hamm, a shale oil billionaire, gave a speech last Wednesday night at the Republican Party convention, arguing that Trump will become the first president to achieve US energy independence. “President Obama has decided not to get ... Read more [atom_content] =>

Donald Trump’s potential energy secretary reproached US President Barack Obama for trying to “destroy” the US oil boom.

Harold Hamm, a shale oil billionaire, gave a speech last Wednesday night at the Republican Party convention, arguing that Trump will become the first president to achieve US energy independence. “President Obama has decided not to get it, and has tried to destroy this renaissance and all its benefits,” Hamm said in Cleveland.

However, the numbers tell a different story. Believe it or not, Obama has presided over the largest increase in oil production in American history, even if he can’t take direct credit for it all.

Hamm is the leading candidate to be Trump’s energy secretary, GOP fundraiser and oil executive Dan Eberhart told CNNMoney. Neither the Trump campaign nor Hamm’s Continental Resources responded to requests for comment. The possible charge was also reported by Reuters.

6 relevant phrases

The United States was pumping just 5.1 million barrels per day when Obama took office in January 2009, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA).

In April this year, the United States produced 8.9 million barrels per day. That’s an incredible 74% increase. In fact, in 2015, the country pumped the most oil in 43 years.

The United States is now the world’s number one oil producer, if you include not just crude, but also liquefied natural gas. If you limit the ranking to just crude oil, the United States still ranks third, just behind Russia and Saudi Arabia.

Read: US, with more crude reserves than Saudi Arabia and Russia

Prices have recently collapsed by more than half since 2014. That has forced US oil producers to pump less, because it is less profitable. Daily US oil production has declined modestly since the peak and further slowdown is likely.

But the oil crisis was not driven by the White House. It was actually caused by an epic oversupply that was formed in part due to American shale oil.

“Oil prices have been depressed, but that is not a policy function, it is a function of global dynamics: we produced too much, and there was not much demand for it,” said Vincent Piazza, senior oil and gas analyst. at Bloomberg Intelligence.

Obama: friend or foe of oil?

Energy experts contend Obama’s policies in general have been neither positive nor negative towards oil production.

Obama did put some restrictions on hydraulic fracturing, also called fracking, even though he has not acted to ban the controversial tactic, as Bernie Sanders and other environmentalists want. In fact, the fracking it currently accounts for half of all US oil production.

The White House imposed a temporary moratorium on drilling in the Gulf of Mexico after the Deepwater Horizon disaster. However, drilling in the Gulf of Mexico has recovered and is on track to break a record next year.

On the other hand, under the Obama administration and the Republican majority Congress, the United States also lifted the 40-year ban on the export of crude oil, potentially allowing production to increase once prices rise.

“I cannot say that what the government has done has been negative for the industry in general,” said Piazza.

Eberhart, the GOP fundraiser, disagrees, saying the White House has shown “hostility” toward the energy sector and has made drilling difficult by adding regulations “at an alarming rate.”

“The increase in production was in spite of President Obama, not because of President Obama,” Eberhart told CNNMoney.

Trump wants to double production

Trump faces a difficult task trying to make the United States energy independent. Last year, the EIA predicted that the United States would achieve energy independence in 2028, if oil prices continue to rise modestly and slowly.

Lee: US oil companies get ready to increase production

The industry has made great strides under Obama. Today, the United States has become more self-sufficient, importing about 10 million barrels per day, up from 14.5 million in 2006. However, current imports still mean that the United States still relies on foreign oil for more than $ 500 million. half of your daily consumption.

Hamm caused astonishment by making a bold promise: US oil production could double during the Trump administration. That would equate to 17 million barrels per day, a huge amount in today’s oversupplied world.

It would be difficult to convince oil companies to drill at that rate, unless it becomes much more profitable. For this to happen, prices would have to rise dramatically. But again, if the United States raises production to that level, oil experts warn that prices will drop.

“Unless you have a sustained increase in demand and reductions from other countries, doubling production just exacerbates the excess supply,” Piazza said.

CNN’s Chris Isidore and Sonam Vashi contributed to this report.

.

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Trump, Could You Get Over Obama’s Oil Boom?

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