Category:Films produced by Gregory Jacobs
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The following 14 pages are in this category, out of 14 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Gregory Jacobs – Gregory Greg Jacobs is an American film director, assistant director, producer, and screenwriter. He has frequently collaborated with film directors, most notably Steven Soderbergh. Jacobs has also been operating as a director himself, having overseen projects such as Criminal, Wind Chill, Jacobs was born and nurtured in Harrington Park, New Jersey, where he was educated at Northern Valley Regional High School, Old Tappan. Jacobs is the son of Rafael Jacobs, who works as a lawyer and he has a brother, Douglas Jacobs, who is the president of Integrated Sports Media, a sports firm, located in Hoboken. Jacobs is also a graduate of the Tisch School of the Arts, during a hiatus from the school in 1986, he worked as an assistant director to John Sayles on the independent film Matewan. Jacobs has been active as an assistant director in his career for film such as the Coen brothers, Richard Linklater, Sayles, John Schlesinger. Jacobs first began cooperating with Soderbergh in 1993 on King of the Hill, in 2004, Jacobs released Criminal, his first feature film as a director, which he also wrote the script and helped produce. His second project was Wind Chill, announced in October 2005, in March 2014, it was reported that Jacobs would helm Magic Mike XXL, the sequel to the first film, with Soderbergh acting instead as an executive producer, cinematographer and film editor. Gregory Jacobs at the Internet Movie Database
2. Blackway – Blackway is a 2015 American thriller film directed by Daniel Alfredson and written by Joseph Gangemi and Gregory Jacobs, based on the 2008 novel Go with Me by Castle Freeman, Jr. The film stars Anthony Hopkins, Julia Stiles, Ray Liotta, filming began on November 12,2014, in Enderby, British Columbia. Although screened as Go with Me at the Venice Film Festival in 2015, the film is based on the book Go With Me. Go With Me was the title before it was released. The film is released in markets as Blackway and in others as Go With Me. Later on September 19, it was announced that Anthony Hopkins would star in the role and Daniel Alfredson would direct the film. Rick Dugdale would produce along with Lindsay Williams and Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, on October 23, Dean Devlins Electric Entertainment came on board to co-finance and handle international rights to the film. On October 30, Julia Stiles and Ray Liotta joined the film, on November 17, Alexander Ludwig joined the film to play a young sidekick of an ex-logger. Filming began on November 12,2014 primarily in Enderby, British Columbia and it would also be shot in Lumby. Enderby Entertainment released a special screening of film at the Starlight Drive-In in Enderby. Blackway at the Internet Movie Database Blackway at Rotten Tomatoes Blackway at AllMovie
3. Bubble (film) – Bubble is a 2005 film directed by Steven Soderbergh. It was shot on high-definition video and it featured some unusual production aspects. In traditional terms, the movie has no script, all lines were improvised according to an outline written by screenwriter Coleman Hough, who previously teamed with Soderbergh on Full Frontal. Bubble was shot and edited by Soderbergh under the pseudonyms Peter Andrews, the film uses non-professional actors recruited from the Parkersburg, West Virginia / Belpre, Ohio area, where the film was shot. For example, the lead, Debbie Doebereiner, was working the drive-through window in a Parkersburg KFC. Bubble was released simultaneously in theaters and on the cable/satellite TV network HDNet Movies on January 27,2006. The DVD was released a few days later on January 31 and it was nominated for Best Director for Steven Soderbergh at the 2007 Independent Spirit Awards. Bubble is the first of six films Soderbergh planned to shoot, the score for the movie was composed by Robert Pollard, who lives in Ohio. The movie is about three people living along the Ohio River who are just able to make ends meet, the first character is Martha, a portly middle-aged woman seen getting ready for work and taking care of her elderly father. On the way to work at the factory, she picks up co-worker Kyle. Kyle is a tall and thin man who is intensely shy and very quiet. He is, as she him, her best friend. In order to demand, the doll factory hires Rose. Martha instantly notices a mutual attraction between Rose and Kyle, and begins to feel uneasy as Rose seems to single Kyle out, Rose irritates Martha by asking her for a ride to her second job, though Martha agrees to drive her. Rose later asks Martha if she would like to make a little money, as she has a date. Martha accepts but frames her response as if she is doing Rose the favor and it is not until Roses date arrives to pick her up that Martha learns that it is Kyle. Martha feels left out and embarrassed that they did not tell her earlier that they were planning to date, during the date Kyle and Rose share that they each dropped out of high school, Kyle because of having social anxiety disorder and Rose because she wanted to rebel. Later at Kyles house, Rose gets him to leave the room while she steals money from his hidden stash, when Kyle drops Rose off at home, he decides not to go inside with her because he felt a weird vibe from Martha earlier
4. Contagion (film) – Contagion is a 2011 American medical thriller-disaster film directed by Steven Soderbergh. The film features an ensemble cast that includes Marion Cotillard, Bryan Cranston, Matt Damon, Laurence Fishburne, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Winslet, and Jennifer Ehle. To follow several interacting plot lines, the film makes use of the hyperlink cinema style. Soderbergh and screenwriter Scott Z. Burns had collaborated on The Informant, principal photography started in Hong Kong in September 2010, and continued in Chicago, Atlanta, London, Geneva, and San Francisco until February 2011. Contagion premiered at the 68th Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy on September 3,2011, the film was well received by critics, who praised the narratives and the performances of various actors and actresses. It was also received by scientists, who praised its accuracy. Commercially, the film was a box office success, budgeted at $60 million, Contagion attained $135 million in box office revenue during its theatrical run. Returning from a Hong Kong business trip, Beth Emhoff has a layover in Chicago to rendezvous with a lover before returning to her family in suburban Minneapolis. She appears to have contracted a cold during her trip and her six-year-old son from a previous marriage, Clark, also becomes symptomatic and is sent home from school. Beths condition worsens and two later she collapses with severe seizures. Her husband, Mitch, rushes her to the hospital, Mitch returns home and finds that Clark has also died from a similar infection. Mitch is put in isolation but seems to be immune to the disease and he is released and returns home to his teenaged daughter Jory, who had been living with Mitchs former wife and her husband and has decided to stay with Mitch since hes now all alone. As more and more persons become infected with no cure in sight, they face decaying social order, Dr. Cheever dispatches Dr. Erin Mears, an Epidemic Intelligence Service officer, to Minneapolis to begin investigating. Mears traces the outbreak back to Emhoff while negotiating with local bureaucrats initially reluctant to commit resources for a public health response to the virus. Dr. Mears later becomes infected and dies, at the CDC, Dr. Ally Hextall determines the virus is a mix of genetic material from pig and bat viruses. Work on a cure stalls because scientists cannot discover a cell culture within which to grow the newly identified Meningoencephalitis Virus One, UCSF professor Dr. Ian Sussman violates orders from Cheever to destroy his samples, and identifies a usable MEV-1 cell culture using bat cells. Hextall uses the breakthrough to work on a vaccine, conspiracy theorist Alan Krumwiede posts videos about the virus on his popular blog. In one video, he shows himself sick and later claims he recovered using a homeopathic cure derived from forsythia, in a panic, people seeking forsythia overwhelm pharmacies, spreading and accelerating the contagion as the infected come into contact with healthy people
5. Criminal (2004 film) – Criminal is a 2004 US film based upon the Argentine film Nine Queens. Directed by Gregory Jacobs, it stars John C, reilly, Diego Luna, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Maeve Quinlan and is a production of Section Eight, the production company of Steven Soderbergh and George Clooney. Richard Gaddis is a crook with a penchant for con games. To hook marks, he acts like a businessman, dressing like one and driving a Mercedes-Benz S500. Gaddis is searching for a new partner with whom he can perform more sophisticated cons and he discovers Rodrigo after he sees the young man playing some minor con games in a casino-bar. When Rodrigo is caught, Gaddis acts the part of an officer to save him from being arrested. Rodrigos contribution is a face and naive manner so trustable that he is able to con anyone, after several small tests to determine Rodrigos confidence ability, he suggests a partnership, to which Rodrigo quickly agrees. Richard accepts, and they plan to sell a fraudulent version of a silver certificate currency note to William Hannigan, Gyllenhaal plays Gaddis sister Valerie, a concierge at a hotel. Criminal is based on an Argentine film, Nine Queens, the story has also been adapted in Hindi as Bluffmaster. and in Malayalam as Gulumaal, The Escape. Criminal at the Internet Movie Database
6. Edge of Tomorrow – Edge of Tomorrow is a 2014 American military science fiction film starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt. Doug Liman directed the film based on an adapted from the 2004 Japanese light novel All You Need Is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka. The film begins with a flashback to the year 2015, when a horde of interplanetary migrants called the Mimics arrived in Germany on a meteorite. Cruise plays Bill Cage, a public relations officer with no combat experience, though Cage is killed in combat, he finds himself in a time loop that sends him back to the day preceding the battle every time he dies. Cage teams up with Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski in seeking a way to defeat the extraterrestrials, in late 2009,3 Arts Productions purchased the rights to the novel and sold a spec script to the American studio Warner Bros. The studio produced the film with the involvement of 3 Arts, the novels publisher Viz Media, filming began in late 2012, taking place in England at Leavesden Studios outside London, and other locations such as Trafalgar Square and Saunton Sands. Nine companies handled the visual effects, the film was released in cinemas on the weekend of May 30,2014 in 28 territories, including the United Kingdom, Brazil, Germany, Spain, and Indonesia. On the weekend of June 6,2014 it was released in 36 additional territories, including North America, Australia, China, the film grossed over $370 million in theaters worldwide and received positive reviews from critics. In 2015, a horde of interplanetary migrants called the Mimics arrived in Germany and began to spread to the rest of continental Europe, killing all humans in its way. Five years later, the United Defense Force has achieved one victory, at Verdun. In Britain, General Brigham, head of the UDF, orders Major William Cage, Cage objects to the dangerous assignment and threatens to put the blame on Brigham if the landing fails. Brigham orders the arrest of Cage, who is tasered when he attempts to escape and he awakes in handcuffs at Heathrow Airport. He has been demoted to private, labeled a deserter, and assigned to the J Squad, the invasion proves to be a trap. Cage, despite his inexperience, manages to kill an unusually large Mimic with explosives and dies covered with its blood and he wakes up and finds himself back at Heathrow the previous morning. No one believes his story that the invasion is doomed, Cage repeats the loop of dying on the beach and waking at Heathrow over and over again, becoming more competent in combat and learning to predict what happens. In one loop, he encounters the famous Sergeant Rita Vrataski during the invasion, when she sees he knows the movements of an attacking Mimic in advance, she tells him to locate her the next time he wakes up, they both perish in an explosion. When Cage next awakens, he finds Vrataski and she takes him to Dr. Carter, an expert in Mimic biology. If an Alpha is killed, the Omega turns time back a day, Cage hijacked their ability by being doused in Alpha blood
7. Eros (film) – Each of the three segments addresses the themes of love and sex. The Hand Miss Hua, a 1960s high-end call girl is visited by a shy dressmakers assistant Zhang and he hears the sounds of sex, as he waits in her living room. He is drawn towards her but there is no meeting ground between the two individuals from different classes. She summons him when her client leaves and she tells him, she will supply him with an aid to his memory. He will think about her while designing her clothes, she says, equilibrium Nick Penrose is an advertising executive under enormous pressure at work. The Dangerous Thread of Things A bored couple, Christopher and Cloe, visiting a restaurant on the beach, they see a sexy young woman, Linda. Cloe tells him where she lives, inside a medieval tower. He goes to visit her and they have sex, as Christopher leaves the place, the two women later encounter each other on the beach, both naked. As Nick Penrose Alan Arkin as Dr, but Almodóvar quit the project due to his tight schedule and he eventually used his story to make Bad Education. When released in Hong Kong and North America, Wong Kar-wais The Hand was shown first, when shown elsewhere, Michelangelo Antonionis The Dangerous Thread of Things was shown first. The film was censored for content in the Peoples Republic of China. In North America, critical response for Eros was very mixed, american critics were almost unanimous in their praise of Wong Kar-wais segment, and almost unanimous in their disapproval of the Michelangelo Antonioni piece. Steven Soderberghs contribution drew mixed notices, roger Ebert gave Wongs segment four out of four stars, Soderberghs three stars, and Antonionis a mere one star. On the syndicated television show Ebert & Roeper, he gave the film a thumbs up rating, in his Chicago Sun-Times review, he wrote, Are the three films in Eros intended to be erotic, about eroticism or both. The directors respond in three different ways, Wong Kar-wai chooses, Steven Soderbergh chooses and Michelangelo Antonioni, alas, arrives at None of the Above. The Antonioni film is an embarrassment. Regina Nemni acts all of her scenes wearing a transparent blouse for no other reason, I am afraid. Luisa Ranieri acts mostly in the nude, the result is soft-core porn of the most banal variety, and when the second woman begins to gambol on the beach one yearns for Russ Meyer to come to the rescue. When you see a woman gamboling in the nude in a Meyer film, the characters expand in my memory and imagination
8. Full Frontal (film) – Full Frontal is a 2002 film by Steven Soderbergh about a day in the life of a handful of characters in Hollywood. It stars Catherine Keener, Blair Underwood, David Duchovny, Julia Roberts, Mary McCormack, Brad Pitt, the film was shot on digital video using the Canon XL-1s in under a month. The film blurs the line between what is real and what is fiction in its depiction of a film within a film and it is in the loose structural style and narrative ambiguity of the French New Wave, and it received critical notice for this style. It received negative reviews from critics, review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a score of 38% based on reviews from 142 critics, with the sites consensus, An confusing movie made worse by the poor camera work. Writing for the Chicago Sun-Times, Roger Ebert called Full Frontal a film so amateurish that only the professionalism of some of the actors makes it watchable. Richard Roeper also gave the film a review, writing that it was like the Special Features disc of the DVD without the original movie. USA Today gave the three out of four stars, recommending it for its humor and talented cast. Official website Full Frontal at the Internet Movie Database Full Frontal at Rotten Tomatoes Full Frontal at Box Office Mojo
9. The Girlfriend Experience – The Girlfriend Experience is a 2009 American experimental drama film directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring then-active adult film actress Sasha Grey. It was shot in New York City, and a cut was screened at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2009. The film has also made available on Amazon Video on Demand as a pre-theatrical rental. Soderbergh mentioned Michelangelo Antonionis Red Desert and Ingmar Bergmans Cries and Whispers as influences, the film is also notable because it was produced for $1.3 million and was shot with a relatively inexpensive Red One camera. A drama set in the leading up to the 2008 presidential election, and centered on a high-end Manhattan call girl meeting the challenges of her boyfriend, her clients. Chelsea is a New York City escort who specializes in offering the girlfriend experience and she finds that lately her clients are spending less and less on her services, and are troubled by the financial crisis, a topic they raise frequently in her company. She is also interviewed by a journalist, who quizzes her about her work and she goes from client to client performing her services. Roger Ebert rated the film four out of four stars, saying This film is true about human nature and it clearly sees needs and desires. It is not universal, but within its focus, it is unrelenting. On the opposite end of the spectrum, Kyle Smith of the New York Post awarded the film 1 star out of 4, saying Time for another of Steven Soderberghs experimental, i. e. half-assed, films. David Edelstein of New York Magazine complained that, Most of the dialogue is listless, and no matter how much Soderbergh snips and stitches, the movie is a corpse with twitching limbs. In June 2014, Starz committed to a 13-episode order for a new series, based on the film, with Soderbergh. Lodge Kerrigan and Amy Seimetz co-wrote and directed all 13 episodes, Sasha Grey and her character were not included though the main character uses the same name. Riley Keough stars as the new lead described by Soderbergh as a new character on a new trajectory. While Starz did announce that the program will return for a season, well-received lead actress from Season 1, Riley Keough
10. The Good German – The Good German is a 2006 film adaptation of Joseph Kanons eponymous 2001 novel. It was directed by Steven Soderbergh, and stars George Clooney, Cate Blanchett and its poster is an homage to the poster for the classic film Casablanca, as is the closing scene at an airport. The DVD release presents the film in the 1.33,1 aspect ratio which declined in use from about 1953, though the release used the slightly more modern. The film received mixed reviews and grossed $5.9 million worldwide against a budget of $32 million, jacob witnesses his murdered driver, a black-marketeering American soldier named Tully, being fished from a river eddy, suspiciously adjacent to the Potsdam conference grounds. The corpse is discovered to be in possession of 50,000 German reichsmarks — which are revealed to have been printed by the U. S occupying forces. Geismer becomes entwined in both the mystery of his driver and the clandestine search by both Soviet and American forces for the missing German Emil Brandt. He becomes more involved in both mysteries as his investigation intersects with his search for Lena Brandt, a Jew — and Emils wife — with whom Geismer had been in a relationship prior to the war. Lena has survived the Holocaust by doing what she had to to stay alive — early in the film this is assumed to be prostitution, but Lena, in reality, holds a darker secret of complicity and guilt. In the film, Emil Brandt is a former SS officer who had been the secretary of Franz Bettmann, the Soviets, the Americans, and the British all try to get hold of Emil Brandt, for different reasons. The Americans have already detained Bettmann in a safehouse and intend to transport him to the U. S. as part of their Operation Overcast/Paperclip to have him work on their own rocket program. Geismer, in his attempts to get his lover, Lena, out of Berlin. At one point, Lena gives Emils notes on Camp Dora to Geismer. But Geismer still has Brandts notebooks, which he now trades in to the war crimes investigators of the U. S. Army in exchange for a Persilschein and a visa for Lena, such that she can leave Germany. Most of the scenes were shot on soundstages and on Universal Studios backlot, the color was then reduced in post-production through the use of a digital intermediate to a grainier black and white, in order to blend with the carefully restored archival material. Director Steven Soderbergh said, that kind of staging is a lost art, the reason they no longer work that way is because it means making choices, real choices, and sticking to them. Thats not what people do now and they want all the options they can get in the editing room. The set lighting was entirely incandescent and the audio was recorded on a boom mike instead of the modern body mikes or ADR. These decisions, combined with the coverage, allowed the rough cut to be produced in two days after wrapping up filming