Cincinnati movies

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Oscar-winner Robert Redford talks about his last film – The Old Man & The Gun, filmed in Greater Cincinnati last year – on CBS Friday night and Sunday morning.

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The early reviews are quite positive for a trio of movies filmed in Cincinnati – Robert Redford's The Old Man & The Gun, the backwoods Donnybrook fight and Emilio Estevez's The Public.

All three were screened at the Toronto International Film Festival, which ends Sunday Sept. 16.

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Johanna Byer won’t need a downtown hotel room the next six weeks while she produces Point Blank, the Netflix movie with Captain America stars Anthony Mackie and Frank Grillo and Oscar-winner Marcia Gay Harden.

She’ll sleep at home.

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Captain America stars Anthony Mackie and Frank Grillo will team up for Netflix's remake of Point Blank, the 2010 French crime thriller, in Cincinnati in August.

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Three weeks after Gillian Anderson's "UFO" debuts Sept. 4 on digital and DVD, Robert Redford's "The Old Man And The Gun" premieres in theaters.

Here's an update on release information for films shot in Greater Cincinnati:

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Sony Pictures Entertainment has posted a trailer for Gillian Anderson's "UFO" movie, which flew under the radar when filmed here last December.

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To promote Friday's opening of "Gotti," filmed here in 2016, you can catch stars John Travolta and Kelly Preston talking about the John Gotti bio picture on TV talk shows this week.

The first reviews are in for "Gotti" and they're ugly. Movie critics at the Cannes Film Festival, who saw John Travolta's biopic about crime boss John Gotti filmed in Cincinnati two years ago, clearly don't think it will be a mob movie hit.

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John Travolta's Gotti movie, shot here in the late summer of 2016, finally will arrive in theaters June 15.

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Vintage clothing, furniture, record albums, lamps and other props will be sold to the public after filming ends today, Feb. 27, on Zach Efron's Ted Bundy movie, "Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile."

Actor Zac Efron spent Thursday in the Clermont County Jail…. as serial killer Ted Bundy.

The Clermont County Sheriff Facebook page today posted:  "Film crews, vintage police cars, and Actor Zac Efron spent the afternoon at the Clermont County Jail today shooting scenes for a upcoming chronicle of the crimes of the notorious serial killer Ted Bundy. The film is titled "Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile."

The sheriff's office also posted eight photos.

Original post 1:04 p.m. Thursday Jan. 25: John Malkovich and Angela Sarafyan could be seen soon here for Zac Efron's movie about serial killer Ted Bundy.

A pair of 2-year-old identical twin girls are needed for Cincinnati's newest movie production, "Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile."

The film about Ted Bundy -- a 1970s serial killer, kidnapper, rapist, thief and prison escapee -- will shoot scenes with the twins Jan. 18-20 here, according to local casting director D. Lynn Meyers. The producers also needs 1960s and '70s autos and "lots of extras," she says. 

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Another year down the tubes! Here's a look at 2017 TV/Media/Radio/Movies stories of 2017 from A to Z:

A is for abolishing the area's admired Adult Album Alternative (Triple A) station, WNKU-FM.

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"Haunt," a Halloween-themed horror film, is shooting in Covington, part of its five-week production schedule in Northern Kentucky, Film Cincinnati has announced.

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"Captain America" star Frank Grillo returns to Cincinnati next week for his second feature film here in three months.

Grillo, who starred with Bruce Willis and Olivio Culpo in "Reprisal" in August, has the lead in "Donnybrook," which begins shooting here Oct. 23, Film Cincinnati announced Thursday.

Catching up to lots of movie news today…

GEORGE CLOONEY: George Clooney's next screen adventure, "Suburbicon," premieres Oct. 27. Clooney directed the dark comedy starring Matt Damon, Julianne Moore and Karimah Westbrook as suburban residents in 1959.

Writer's Digest

Forget the glamour of Cate Blanchett's "Carol," the talented jazz musicians in "Miles Ahead" or the cute kids in "A Christmas Melody."

Producers of "Donnybrook," Cincinnati's next major movie, want "rough types: beards, wrinkles, fighters, tattoos, etc. Backwater types!"

Film Cincinnati

Film Cincinnati celebrates its 30th anniversary with a cool video montage of 30 years of movie scenes shot here, from "Rain Main" and "Airborne"  to "Carol," "Miles Ahead" and "Goat."

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Bruce Willis finally showed up for work Wednesday on "Reprisal"…  Actress Olivia Culpo wants to hang with the wife of Bengals quarterback A.J. McCarron… Director Brian A. Miller thanks us for letting him blow up the city… And producer Randall Emmett wants to shoot eight more movies in Ohio.

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Director Yorgos Lanthimos and writer Efthymis Filippou shared the best screenplay award for "The Killing Of A Sacred Deer" with Lynne Ramsay for "You Were Never Really Here" at the Cannes Film Festival.

Nicole Kidman – who shot "Sacred Deer" with Colin Farrell and Alicia Silverstone in Cincinnati late last summer – also was given a "Special 70th Anniversary Prize" at Cannes.

International Movie Database

"The Killing Of A Sacred Deer," the Nicole Kidman-Colin Farrell thriller filmed here last summer, will premiere in the Cannes Film Festival competition lineup next month.

Wikipedia

Oscar winners Casey Affleck, Robert Redford and Cissy Spacek will be in Bethel Tuesday to start filming "The Old Man and The Gun."

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Want to be in the Hollywood movie with Oscar winners Casey Affleck, Robert Redford, Cissy Spacek and Danny Glover?

"The Old Man and The Gun," their new movie to be shot here this spring, will hold an open casting call for extras 4-8 p.m. Thursday, March 9, at Xavier University's Gallagher Student Center, 3800 Victory Parkway.

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To celebrate its 30th anniversary this year, nonprofit Film Cincinnati (formerly the film commission) is seeking 30 donors willing to give $30,000 each.

"Most people think that we get paid to produce films here. (Not true!) Film Cincinnati is completely reliant on generous donations from our sponsors and people like you to sustain economic development and job creation in Greater Cincinnati," says a post on the FilmCincinnati website.

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A mob of reporters shouted questions at Christian Slater outside the downtown Main Public Library's Ninth Street entrance about 11 p.m. Wednesday night, while surrounded by Cincinnati Police cars and an ambulance.

TV vans from WLWT-TV and WKRC-TV, plus two WCPO-TV news vehicles (a van and the huge satellite transmission truck), were parked by the library. But you didn't see this on late newscasts.  

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Hamilton locations have been scouted by producers of a new Robert Redford movie, according to the Journal-News newspaper in Butler County.

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Another year down the tubes: A basket of not very deplorable TV, movies and media stories in 2016 from A to Z.

A  is for Anchors Away! Jonathan Hawgood left WLWT-TV in May. Newlywed Julie Dolan left WCPO-TV for Louisville in November.

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"A Kind of Murder," the Jessica Biel psychological thriller filmed here two years ago, will not play in Greater Cincinnati or Northern Kentucky theaters when it's released Friday.

The film will be screened here once, Thursday at The Esquire in Clifton – but it's an invitation-only "Cincinnati Industry Mixer for all crew and vendors," says Caitlin Jacobs of Film Cincinnati.

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Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a …. drone!

WCPO-TV was the first with Chopper 9. Now it's the first with Sky 9, a drone which debuted this week.  And more are coming.

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Make that four major Hollywood movie productions in town, and many more on the way, said Film Cincinnati executive director Kristen Schlotman on WVXU's "Cincinnati Edition" Monday.

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