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'The Adjustment Bureau' Will Now Wear Cool Hats & Open Doors In A TV Series On Syfy

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 3, 2011 6:20 AM
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It seems the flow of movies to becoming television programs isn't set to end anytime soon. Just this morning, it was revealed that "Universal Solider" was going to make it's way to small screens and so far this past year has seen development start on TV versions of "The Lincoln Lawyer," "Taken" and "The Transporter" (the latter has already gone in front of cameras). Well, you can add one more to the list as Deadline reveals that "The Adjustment Bureau" will now get episodic.

'Lost' Star Daniel Dae Kim Was Going To Be Comic Relief In 'The Adjustment Bureau'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 21, 2011 3:40 AM
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And 4 More Things We Learned From Director George NolfiOne of the sleeper surprises of the spring was George Nolfi's "The Adjustment Bureau." A unique concoction of sci-fi and romance, and based on a short story by Philip K. Dick, the film stars Matt Damon and Emily Blunt as a politician and a ballerina who are caught up in a game of cat-and-mouse when they discover that the world they know is not quite what it seems and is controlled by a mysterious group who pull the strings behind the scenes. Determined to fight for their love rather than be pulled apart by the forces that control their destinies, the two go on the run to try and right a universe that has them programmed to never spend another moment together. A tough sell right? Well, as usual, Hollywood underestimated that adults are also looking for entertainment and the film pulled in over $120 million worldwide, earning solid reviews and good word-of-mouth along the way.

Time To Put Away Childish Things: Is 2011 The Year Grown-Ups Started Buying Movie Tickets Again?

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 5, 2011 3:47 AM
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For some time now, the received wisdom has been that the kind of mid-budget, star-driven serious films that once dominated Hollywood were on their way out. Dan Jinks, the producer of "Milk," told Mark Harris at GQ a couple of months back that, "Everyone has cut back on not just 'Oscar-worthy' movies, but on dramas, period. Caution has made them pull away. It's infected the entire business." Indeed, the new regime at Disney announced their intention back in 2010 to focus entirely on tentpoles, even canceling a proposed sequel to the $200 million-grossing hit "The Proposal," a film that cost a relatively meager $40 million, because it didn't fit with the company's new remit.

Weekend Box Office: Zack Snyder & Warners Get 'Sucker Punch' From 'Wimpy Kid'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • March 27, 2011 5:09 AM
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Demographics matter. You want to say, well, screw the numbers, let’s just make a movie for everyone! But considering the multiple sources of entertainment in our multimedia worlds, whatever doesn’t automatically turn us on will turn us off. Because of this, Zack Snyder’s “Sucker Punch” turned people off. It was an action fantasia, a genre normally attractive to teenage boys, but it featured only girls, an immediate turnoff for that demographic. And it didn’t appeal to women, who noticed the marketing campaign centered around cacophonous violence and mayhem, not usually a drawing point for females. It wasn’t made for kids, but the heavily-CGI’d special effects made it look like a candy-coated kids’ entertainment to adults. Four quadrants, all disinterested.

Weekend Box Office: 'Rango' Wrangles The Year's Highest Debut So Far with $38 Million

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • March 6, 2011 6:49 AM
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CG-toons. You can’t go wrong. Even if you’re alienating viewers. While “Rango” is the first non-3D animated film of the last year or so, most were predicting a much bigger opening around $50 million or so. Still, a not-bad $38 million showing for the film this weekend, though Cinemascore audiences only rated the film a C+. Most of those negative notices are probably due to the unconventional visual style, though critics have been making comparisons to Jim Jarmusch and allusions to Hunter S. Thompson. Yeah, those references were missing from “Gnomeo and Juliet.” Still, this seems like a one-and-done affair for people not exactly associated with animated work, especially considering a very hefty price tag that won’t be recouped without a muscular second weekend hold.

'Adjustment Bureau' Is Not 'The Matrix' Says Emily Blunt; Matt Damon Calls It Un-Philip K. Dick-Like

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • March 4, 2011 10:31 AM
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Damon Says He Was Happy To Not Train, Sit In Corner & "Eat Donuts"; Plus Other RevelationsGeorge Nolfi's "The Adjustment Bureau" hits today, a very loose adaptation of a Philip K. Dick short story. In the film, Matt Damon plays a politician who learns that there are forces conspiring to keep him on a political path distinctly severing his relationship with a beautiful dancer played by Emily Blunt; forces that aren't to be reckoned with and can erase his life entirely if he doesn't play ball.

In Theaters: 'The Adjustment Bureau,' 'Rango,' 'Take Me Home Tonight,' 'Beastly'

  • By Katie Walsh
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  • March 4, 2011 4:04 AM
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It's Friday, and we've finally shaken off the contact high we got from James Franco at the Oscars. We had to snag some uppers from Anne Hathaway just to get through the week (somehow the footage of her rehearsing the Jessie Spano "I'm so Excited" scene has yet to hit the web). Has everyone recovered from that annual weird-fest? It's like they try and make it more bizarre every year. But it's our tradition, and we have to keep watching. Thank you all for reading the liveblog, and commenting. We woke up to anxiety dreams that after the regular Oscars, there was another, completely different Oscars to liveblog. Not that we don't love it, we just get sleepy is all (wine is advised for extra viewing pleasure). But it's a new week, so let's hop right back on that horse, shall we?!

Review: 'The Adjustment Bureau' Is A Heady Sci-fi Romance

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • March 3, 2011 3:19 AM
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An air of mystery has permeated writer-director George Nolfi's "The Adjustment Bureau," the new science fiction political thriller love story starring Matt Damon and Emily Blunt (and based on a typically paranoid 1954 short story by visionary crackpot Philip K. Dick). This is partially due to the elliptical nature of the movie's marketing, which seemed to emphasize the retro-cool costumes more than the story itself, and because, since its completion in 2009, it has both scheduled and missed a handful of release dates.

Exclusive: George Nolfi Talks 'Adjustment Bureau,' 'Bourne 4' & Doing Sci-Fi On A Small Budget

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • March 1, 2011 4:54 AM
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Writer/Director On Working With Matt Damon, The Aborted 'Bourne 4' Script He Wrote & MoreWriter-director George Nolfi has seen quite a bit of the Hollywood machine up close. He's been responsible for scripts for films like "Timeline" and "The Sentinel." His spec script "Honor Amongst Thieves" was made near-unrecognizable as it was rewritten into "Ocean's Twelve." And recently, he showed up as an on-set writer for the tumultuous "The Bourne Ultimatum" shoot, working on crafting a storyline for a megabudgeted action film that didn't yet have one.

George Nolfi Addresses The Abandoned Fourth 'Bourne' Film With Matt Damon He Wrote

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • February 26, 2011 8:05 AM
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With "The Adjustment Bureau" hitting theaters next week, we sat down to talk to first-time director (and writer) George Nolfi just very recently. Nolfi, who wrote "The Sentinel" and the rather gonzo, "Ocean's Twelve," endeared himself to Universal executives by working on the script for the "Bourne Ultimatum" movie, but was also contracted to write a fourth film featuring Matt Damon's return as Jason Bourne, only for director Paul Greengrass to bail on the project entirely and the studio to eventually opt for "The Bourne Legacy" as the next adventure in that cinematic universe.

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