Russo Bros. Pizza Film School Episode 5 Details Revealed!

The Russo Bros. Pizza Film School is back this week with a thrilling new episode centered on the Coen Brothers’ acclaimed adaptation of No Country for Old Men , as well as featuring the debut of the series’ theme song, created in collaboration with rapper KYLE! The theme song and intro can be viewed in the player below! Click here to rent or purchase No Country for Old Men !

This week’s assignment from the directing and producing duo is the Coen Brothers’ adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s acclaimed 2005 crime thriller novel centered on a hunter (Josh Brolin) who comes across the grisly aftermath of a drug deal and takes the cash left behind, inadvertently marking him as the target for a merciless killer named Chigurh (Javier Bardem) and aging lawman Sheriff Bell (Tommy Lee Jones), who is reflecting on a changing world and a dark secret of his own.

The Russos would go on to work with Brolin in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, in which the Oscar nominee starred as the Mad Titan Thanos in three of the four Avengers films, with the latter two helmed by the duo. Though long prior to their involvement in the MCU, Jones would also go on to star in Captain America: The First Avenger , the introduction film to the titular hero portrayed by Chris Evans.

The weekly show on Instagram TV and YouTube created and hosted by Joe and Anthony Russo (The Russo Brothers) aims to educate and spread some love to favorite classic films, as well as local pizzerias while movie lovers are stuck at home during the pandemic. The Bros will assign a movie for the class every week, and tune in with guests to talk about how different flicks have transformed their relationship to cinema, while enjoying pizza from a local pizzeria

Previous movies discussed on the show include La Haine, Ronin, The Evil Dead and most recently The Empire Strikes Back featuring Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill. The Russos have been joined on other episodes by film critic Pete Hammond and the screenwriting duo Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, who also serve as Co-Presidents of Story for AGBO.

The next episode is set to air this Friday, July 3 at 12 p.m. PST on Instagram TV and previous episodes can be viewed on their YouTube page here!

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Guillermo del Toro Confirms 45 Percent of Nightmare Alley is Shot

This year has seen a number of productions shut down around the globe, one of the most buzzed-about being Guillermo del Toro’s adaptation of Nightmare Alley , and in a recent interview with IndieWire, the Oscar winner has revealed he and his crew got 45 percent of the film shot before it was halted.

In looking back at early March, when new Searchlight Pictures owner Disney announced production had come to a halt on the psychological thriller, Del Toro revealed that he approached the studio first to ask about shutting it down prior to their asking.

“ We reacted super fast, we proposed the studio to stop as opposed to being asked to stop ,” del Toro said. “ That saved us. Nobody to my knowledge in the cast or the crew got coronavirus. We were roughly 45 percent in. We were literally in the middle of a great scene. We went to lunch and talked to the studio and when we came back we said, ‘Everybody leave your tools and leave now. ‘”

The 55-year-old filmmaker expressed his hope to return to shooting the film in the fall, keeping his “ fingers crossed ,” while also looking on the bright side as his stop-motion musical adaptation of Pinocchio is slowly getting back to shooting, even working on recording ADR for the latter in the meantime. For both productions, del Toro has also penned 80-page documents laying out safety protocols and ensuring they stay intact for when cast and crew return to sets.

“ In stop-motion, you have many sets nearby one another in a warehouse like space ,” del Toro said. “ You can have 10 sets in one space. We had to create a protocol where we now space the sets a certain number of feet. We created different shifts so no one is exposed. In this moment, security is paramount. Health, safety is the number one concert. We got to get used to it. I don’t think we can go back to what we consider the old normal. Everything will be a little altered. ”

Nightmare Alley , written by del Toro and Morgan, will be based on the novel of the same name by William Lindsay Gresham, previously adapted into a movie by Fox in 1947. The novel “follows the exploits of Stanton Carlisle, a ruthless hustler who learns the tricks of the carny trade and uses them to establish himself as a spiritual guru, preying on the wealthy and the weak.”

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Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper ( A Star is Born ) will the star-studded cast that includes multi-award winning-actresses Cate Blanchett ( Where’d You Go, Bernadette? ), Toni Collette ( Hereditary ), Rooney Mara ( The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo ) along with Oscar-nominee Willem Dafoe ( The Lighthouse ) Ron Perlman ( Hellboy ), Mark Povinelli ( Water for Elephants ), David Strathairn ( Billions ), Richard Jenkins ( The Shape of Water ) and Holt McCallany ( Mindhunter ).

The 1947 movie starred Tyrone Power as an ambitious young con-man who teams up with a female psychiatrist who is even more corrupt than he is. At first, they enjoy success fleecing people with their mentalist act, but then she turns the tables on him, out-manipulating the manipulator.

Nightmare Alley will be directed by Oscar-winner Guillermo del Toro, who will also serve as a producer alongside J. Miles Dale with TSG Entertainment. Searchlight Pictures (formerly named Fox Searchlight) has worldwide distribution rights to the film.

(Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival)

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Tubi Acquires Streaming Rights to The Joy of Painting

For those looking for a more heartwarming form of entertainment, they may want to look into subscribing to Fox-owned streaming service Tubi as they have acquired the streaming rights to the fan-favorite art series The Joy of Painting with Bob Ross, according to Deadline.

In a new streaming deal with Cinedigm, the production company’s Docurama Channel on Tubi will feature 30 of the series’ 31 seasons by the end of the month, totaling nearly 400 episodes for audiences to stream, with only the first season currently absent. All seasons of the beloved series are currently available on YouTube, with Hulu and Amazon also having select seasons available for subscription streaming, and Cinedigm even created a whole streaming channel centered on the late host that first launched on Samsung smart-TVs earlier this year.

“ The Joy of Painting has never been more popular, as evidenced by the ever-growing following and tremendous view count that Ross has garnered on social media platforms ,” Erick Opeka, President of Cinedigm Digital Networks, said in a statement. “ We are thrilled to be working with Tubi to introduce new audiences to this iconic program .”

First launched in 1983, the series saw Ross and partners Annette and Walt Kowalski debut the series on public access television and run through 1984, featuring the simple setup of Ross taking viewers through the process of painting landscape scenes in a single locked-off shot and describing his color choices and brush strokes in a soothing and encouraging tone. It has garnered a large cult following in recent years as audiences have looked for more comforting programming.

Tubi has also announced an exclusive agreement with Foxtel, which will handle Australian sales of the service through 2022, seeing the streaming platform now operating in Australia, Mexico, the UK and Canada alongside the US.

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