From Quentin Tarantino to Hilary Duff: why Hollywood’s ‘Tatesploitation’ rush is wrong

It is 50 years since Charles Manson’s followers murdered Sharon Tate. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and other films are marking this macabre event, but is it time cinema moved on?

Sharon Tate suffered a terrible fate, but it keeps getting worse. Hers is the most horrific death imaginable, repeatedly stabbed by Charles Manson’s followers in her Los Angeles home, aged 26, and eight-and-a-half months pregnant with Roman Polanski’s baby. Now, as we approach the 50th anniversary of her death this August, it is being restaged again and again.

The highest-profile example is Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, due for release this summer, with Margot Robbie as Tate, and the Manson murders the focal point for a sprawling Tinseltown survey. Tarantino’s Manson, Damon Herriman, also plays the role in the next season of Netflix’s Mindhunter.
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A Hollywood star likely a part of this Baahubali star's next!

Actress Anushka Shetty, recently created headlines after an official announcement on her film ‘Silence’ was made. The latest news is that, a Hollywood star has been approached to play a crucial role in the film, which is directed by Hemant Madhukar.

Michael Madsen, who was a part of Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Kill Bill’, and ‘Once Upon A Time in Hollywood’ has been approached to play a crucial role in this film, which is touted to be a crossover. Reports also suggest that he has been offered a pay-check of Rs. 3 crores, and he is yet to sign the project officially,...

Los Angeles On-Location Filming Gets Huge Boost in 2018, Survey Finds

FilmLA reported a near-record year for on-location filming in Los Angeles in 2018, with film, TV drama, and commercial filming all seeing significant year-over-year increases.

On-location filming in the Greater Los Angeles area rose 5 percent in the fourth quarter of 2018, with 10,359 shoot days logged. In 2018, 38,795 shoot days were logged, a 1.3 percent year-over-year annual rise. Feature film shoots increased 12.2 percent, TV drama shoots increased 10.6 percent, TV pilot shoots increased 15.2 percent production, and commercials went up 8.7 percent.

“2018 concluded a third consecutive year of record-level film and television production for greater Los Angeles, due in no small part to the California Film & TV Tax Credit program,” said FilmLA president, Paul Audley. “The return of jobs and businesses in the film industry is great news for our region and we look forward to a great 2019.”

Also Read: La Movie Production Rises for Second Straight Quarter Thanks to 'Captain Marvel,' Tarantino Boost

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Los Angeles On-Location Feature Filming Surges 12.2% in 2018

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On-location feature filming in Greater Los Angeles expanded impressively in 2018, gaining 12.2% to 4,377 shooting days, according to FilmL.A.

Production activity for feature films rose 15.5% to 1,078 shooting days during the fourth quarter, with 146 days coming from projects receiving California tax credits — including Netflix’s “Bird Box,” Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” starring Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio; and McG’s sci-fi invasion tale “Rim of the World.”

Total on-location production in Los Angeles gained 1.3% for 2018 to 38,795 shooting days, despite a 4.9% decline in television shooting to 14,466 days. The key TV drama category rose 10.6% to 4,848 days in 2018 while comedies slid 16% to 1,810 days and reality declined 9.2% to 3,980 days. Commercial shooting for 2018 increased 8.7% to 6,033 days.

Incentivized TV drama projects accounted for 282 of the 1,489 shooting days recorded in that category for the fourth quarter, including “Euphoria,” “Good Girls,” “Legion,” and “Lucifer.”

“2018 concluded a third consecutive year of record-level film and television production for greater Los Angeles,
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Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’ Pumps Up Local Production

Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’ Pumps Up Local Production
Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time In Hollywood doesn’t come out until July 26 but the flick is already a hit in Los Angeles.

Production of the Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Al Pacino and Leonardo DiCaprio starring Manson era movie in the City of Angels helped give on-location filming in Greater L.A. in 2018 a slight edge over the year before. With production on features up 15.5% in the fourth quarter of 2018 over Q4 2017 and rising overall 12.2% annually, total production is up 1.3% from 2017 and 5% from the end of last year, according to Film L.A.

The 38,795 shoot days clocked in last year are the second-best production results the non-profit permitting organization has tallied since former Gov. Jerry Brown signed an expansion of the Golden State’s film and TV tax credits program in the fall of 2014. Only the 39,627 shoot days that were racked up productionwise in 2016 topped last year.

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Jordan Peele Recruits Al Pacino to Track Down Nazis in ‘The Hunt’

2019 is shaping up to be a big year for Al Pacino, who stars in two of the most anticipated films of the year between Martin Scorsese's The Irishman and Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. And as if that's not enough, the Oscar-winning actor is joining another cool project, as Collider has confirmed he's in final negotiations to join Jordan Peele's Amazon series The Hunt. Logan Lerman is set to star as Jonah Heidelbaum, who finds himself swept into a secret group known as The Hunters, who are devoted to rooting …
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Netflix's Io Trailer Has Anthony Mackie Racing to Leave a Wrecked Earth

Scientists predicted what would happen, but it was too late. The earth has been devastated, and one lone survivor is still stuck on the planet. Netflix has dropped the first trailer for the sci-fi thriller Io. And we get a new poster for this post-apocalyptic devastator as well.

Sam (Margaret Qualley), one of the last survivors on a post-cataclysmic Earth, is a young scientist dedicated to finding a way for humans to adapt and survive, rather than abandon their world. But with the final shuttle scheduled to leave the planet for a distant colony, her determination to stay is rocked by the arrival of another survivor, Micah (Anthony Mackie). She must decide whether to journey with him to join the rest of humanity and begin life anew, or stay to fight for Earth's survival.

Margaret Qualley and Anthony Mackie are joined by the acclaimed actor Danny Huston in Io, which
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Star Trek 4 Reportedly Canceled

John Saavedra Jan 10, 2019

According to a new report, Star Trek 4 has been shelved permanently. Here's what we know so far...

The Enterprise's five-year mission may be over, according to Deadline, which reports that the already imperiled Star Trek 4 has been shelved. This enormous tidbit comes as a footnote to the news that S.J. Clarkson, who was hired to direct the next big-screen Star Trek installment, will helm the pilot for HBO's Game of Thrones prequel series. According to Deadline, Clarkson's became available after Star Trek 4 was canceled by Paramount.

io9 reached out to confirm the news with Paramount, but the studio declined to comment, leaving this next Star Trek adventure floating directionless in space. Unfortunately, this news doesn't really come as a surprise based on how the project had been developing over the past few months.

Star Trek 4, which was set to see the return of the Kelvin timeline cast,
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Paramount reportedly shelves Star Trek 4

Yesterday it was announced that S.J. Clarkson has signed on to direct and executive produce HBO’s Game of Thrones spinoff pilot The Long Night.

Clarkson was previously tapped to become the first female filmmaker to helm a Star Trek movie after being hired by Paramount to direct Star Trek 4, although Deadline is reporting that the studio has since shelved the project, freeing her up for a trip to Westeros.

Paramount originally intended to shoot the fourth movie in the rebooted NuTrek universe early this year, although it had been in doubt for the past few months after Chris Pine and Chris Hemsworth rejected offers to return as Captain James T. Kirk and his father George Kirk.

Back in August, reports emerged that Pine and Hemsworth both had deals in place, but Paramount and Skydance wanted them to take pay cuts in an effort to balance the budget, given that
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‘The Haunting Of Sharon Tate’ Trailer: This Distasteful Horror Flick Is Your Early Front-Runner For Worst Of 2019

In 2018, Quentin Tarantino came under fire when the sister of deceased star Sharon Tate was upset that the filmmaker planned on releasing his film “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” on the 50th anniversary of Tate’s murder at the hands of the Manson Family (who are featured in the director’s film). Tarantino and Sony pushed the release date back, avoiding controversy. As messed up as some felt the release date was, nothing Tarantino can do would come close to the offensive nature of the upcoming film “The Haunting of Sharon Tate.”

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Us Weekly premiered the first trailer from the film, which stars former child star Hilary Duff as the titular Tate.

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Scoot McNairy Describes Quentin Tarantino’s “Fascinating” Process Shooting ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’

Quentin Tarantino's ninth film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, is a bit of an enigma. It feels like we know so much about the 1960s period piece, like the fact that half of actual Hollywood wanted in on it, Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt are playing an old Western actor and his stunt double, Margot Robbie is Sharon Tate, and the whole thing somehow revolves around the Manson Family murders. But we don't actually know too much about the film's plot, or how that insanely large cast all ties together. In an interview for the upcoming …
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Gwyneth Paltrow Jokes She and Brad Pitt's Other Exes Copied His Style to 'Look Like Him'

Gwyneth Paltrow Jokes She and Brad Pitt's Other Exes Copied His Style to 'Look Like Him'
Gwyneth Paltrow is weighing in on looking eerily like her ex-fiancé Brad Pitt while they were engaged.

The Oscar-winning actress, 46, commented on an Instagram post that featured a 2006 Daily Express article referring to Pitt, 55, as “The man who likes to look like his girlfriend.”

The newspaper photograph showed a collage of images of the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood actor next to his past loves: Jennifer Aniston, Angelina Jolie and Paltrow herself.

Author Leandra Medine shared the image on Instagram, writing in the caption, “A great thing I saw in @georgia_tal’s Ig stories yesterday.”

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Haunting of Sharon Tate Trailer Reimagines the Manson Murders with Hilary Duff

Haunting of Sharon Tate Trailer Reimagines the Manson Murders with Hilary Duff
The Haunting of Sharon Tate may wind up being one of the most controversial movies of 2019. It arrives on the anniversary of the gruesome Manson murders, with Hilary Duff starring as the ill-fated actress. Today, we get a look at the first footage, which doesn't appear to portray the crime in accurate fashion, instead selling itself as a re-imagining of events.

The Haunting of Sharon Tate is currently in post-production. The thriller based on true-life events does not yet have an official release date, but it will be in theaters, and more than likely available simultaneously on VOD sometime in early 2019. An official synopsis about the Sharon Tate movie says this.

The Haunting of Sharon Tate re-imagines the last days of Sharon Tate's life (Hilary Duff) before being tragically cut down at the age of 26 by Charles Manson's family of followers.

Some people have been confusing The Haunting of Sharon Tate
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Controversial First Trailer For The Haunting Of Sharon Tate Debuts

In what’s surely one of the most morbid and controversy-baiting trends of 2019, Sharon Tate will be depicted in several upcoming films with release dates that fall close to the fiftieth anniversary of her murder at the hands of the Manson Family. While Margot Robbie assumes the part in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and Kate Bosworth is set to play the actress in Tate, perhaps the most dubious of the three is The Haunting of Sharon Tate, which sees Hilary Duff in the title role.

The film comes to us from Daniel Farrands, though not before his new feature The Amityville Murders arrives next month. And if you feel there’s something a little iffy about reenacting the night when Ronald DeFeo Jr. murdered his whole family as a conventional horror movie, then you probably won’t care much for the new trailer for Sharon Tate,
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Peter Bart: Gangster Movies Return In Big Way In 2019, Awakening Genre From Its Hollywood Dirt Nap

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Peter Bart: Gangster Movies Return In Big Way In 2019, Awakening Genre From Its Hollywood Dirt Nap
Billy Wilder once observed that the best way to cast a gangster movie was to tour executive offices at the studios. That may be one reason he avoided the genre. Despite Wilder’s apprehensions, the two most anticipated 2019 releases — from Martin Scorsese and Quentin Tarantino, no less — harken back to that revered genre. As such, they may revive the question: Why did Hollywood all but abandon their mobsters?

Ironically, two newly published books that have nothing to do with the Scorsese and Tarantino movies remind us of the reasons: Gangster movies, it seems, began to hit too close to home. New nonfiction biographies of Johnny Rosselli and W.R. (Billy) Wilkerson provide vivid details of the scandalously close ties between the studio chiefs and organized crime from the 1930s through 1950s, and later. As such, they serve as intriguing context for the new entries.

Scorsese’s $200 million The Irishman, starring
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“The Irishman” and “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”: 100 movies to look forward to in 2019

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to 2019! First of all, as always I want to wish every single one of you a very hearty and sincere Happy New Year. Hopefully you all had a fun and safe sendoff to the dumpster fire that was 2018. A whole new year is now upon us, and as such, there’s a ton of new films to anticipate. Fun times, right? Today will be a day to look forward, which is no particularly uncommon in early January. Indeed, there’s a whole slate of titles emerging in the weeks and months to come, so that’s what we’ll be focusing on. Even just in the coming days, we’ll see 2019 releases begin to overtake 2018 expansions. There will be some rather rough times as studios dump their lesser projects, but look to the independent flicks for saving graces until the bigger films begin to come out,
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Brad Pitt Celebrated a Low-Key Christmas with Several of His Kids

Brad Pitt Celebrated a Low-Key Christmas with Several of His Kids
Brad Pitt celebrated the holidays spending some quality time with his family.

A source tells People the 55-year-old actor and several of his children “spent a low-key Christmas together and everything went as expected.”

Pitt shares 6 kids with ex Angelina Jolie — Maddox, 17, Pax, 15, Zahara, 13, Shiloh, 12, and 10-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox.

Pitt and Jolie have reached a temporary child custody agreement two years after they announced their separation. The two first met on the set of their 2005 thriller Mr. & Mrs. Smith. They married in 2014, but Jolie filed for divorce in September 2016, citing irreconcilable differences.

A source previously told People,
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‘Avengers: Endgame,’ ‘Captain Marvel’ Among Fandango and IMDb’s Most Anticipated Movies of 2019

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Disney-Marvel’s “Avengers: Endgame” and “Captain Marvel” are next year’s most anticipated movies, a pair of surveys reveal.

Avengers: Endgame,” the fourth title in the lucrative franchise, led the “most anticipated blockbuster” survey by ticketing service Fandango and came in second in the page view rankings of IMDb users. “Captain Marvel,” starring Brie Larson, placed first on the IMDb list and second in Fandango ratings. “Captain Marvel” opens on March 8 and “Avengers: Endgame” launches on April 26.

Other than the top two films, however, the two surveys differed significantly. M. Night Shyamalan’s “Glass,” Joaquin Phoenix-starrer “Joker,” and Guy Ritchie’s live-action “Aladdin” were the only other films that were on both the IMDb and Fandango lists, which both contained 10 titles.

Disney’s “Star Wars: Episode IX” and Sony’s “Spider-Man: Far From Home” came in third and fourth on the Fandango list, respectively, but were not
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‘Avengers: Endgame’ Named 2019’s Most Anticipated Blockbuster by Fandango Users

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‘Avengers: Endgame’ Named 2019’s Most Anticipated Blockbuster by Fandango Users
Avengers: Endgame,” “Captain Marvel” and “Star Wars: Episode IX” were picked as the three most anticipated movies of the new year, according to Fandango’s 2019 Most Anticipated Movies Survey.

Brie Larson as “Captain Marvel” and Tom Hanks as Mr. Rogers in “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” (and Woody in “Toy Story 4”) were each voted 2019’s Most Anticipated Actress and Actor by the Fandango’s users.

More than 3,500 people participated in the survey, which also named Naomi Scott and Mena Massoud (“Aladdin”) its Rising Female Movie Star and Rising Male Movie Star, respectively.

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“The popularity of superhero movies is at an all-time high as we head into the new year,” says Fandango managing editor Erik Davis. “Marvel fans are particularly anxious for the final ‘Avengers’ chapter after that ‘Infinity War’ cliffhanger, and are eagerly awaiting the studio’s first standalone female superhero,
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‘Avengers: Endgame,’ Brie Larson And Tom Hanks Top Fandango List Of Most Anticipated 2019 Movies And Actors

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‘Avengers: Endgame,’ Brie Larson And Tom Hanks Top Fandango List Of Most Anticipated 2019 Movies And Actors
Avengers: Endgame, Captain Marvel and Star Wars: Episode IX are the most anticipated blockbusters of 2019, according to an annual survey by ticketing service Fandango.

Brie Larson in the title role as Captain Marvel and Tom Hanks as Mr. Rogers in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (plus the voice of Woody in Toy Story 4) topped the voting for Most Anticipated Actress and Actor of 2019.

Comcast-owned Fandango based its findings on input from more than 3,500 filmgoers in the latter part of December.

Captain Marvel is the most anticipated stand-alone comic book movie, with Toy Story 4 topping the list of upcoming animated titles and It: Chapter Two leading all horror/thriller titles.

Here are the complete survey results:

Most Anticipated Blockbuster

Avengers: Endgame Captain Marvel Star Wars: Episode IX Spider-Man: Far from Home Toy Story 4 Glass The Lion King Aladdin Dumbo Joker

Most Anticipated Actress

Brie Larson Scarlett Johansson (Avengers: Endgame) Daisy Ridley (Star Wars: Episode IX) Karen Gillan Margot Robbie Emma Watson (Little Women) Jessica Chastain Lupita Nyong’o Sophie Turner (Dark Phoenix) Taraji P. Henson

Most Anticipated Actor

Tom Hanks Robert Downey, Jr. (Avengers: Endgame) Chris Evans (Avengers: Endgame) Samuel L. Jackson Bruce Willis (Glass) Will Smith (Aladdin) Dwayne Johnson Joaquin Phoenix (Joker) Leonardo DiCaprio (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood) James McAvoy

Rising Female Movie Star

Naomi Scott Millie Bobby Brown (Godzilla: King of the Monsters) Sophia Lillis (It: Chapter Two) Cynthia Erivo (Chaos Walking) Rosa Salazar (Alita: Battle Angel)

Rising Male Movie Star

Mena Massoud (Aladdin) Winston Duke Noah Centineo Finn Wolfhard (It: Chapter Two) Richard Madden (Rocketman)

Most Anticipated New Standalone Comic Book Movie

Captain Marvel Joker Dark Phoenix Shazam! Hellboy

Most Anticipated Animated Movie

Toy Story 4 How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Frozen 2 The Secret Life of Pets 2 The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

Most Anticipated Horror/Thriller

It: Chapter Two Us Pet Sematary Zombieland 2 Untitled Annabelle Film
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