1-20 of 32 items « Prev | Next »
Harry Dean Stanton Fest Will Go on Following Actor’s Death
Harry Dean Stanton is no longer with us as of Friday, but the Harry Dean Stanton Fest will go on, the annual event’s founder told TheWrap on Monday. “We will be proceeding with the festival as scheduled. In fact, it feels more important to do so now than ever. Usually we celebrate his work, but this year we will celebrate his life,” Lucy Jones, founder of the annual Lexington, Kentucky-based fest said. Jones added that, while the festival made its programming choices months in advance, some of them will carry a particular resonance following Stanton’s death, culminating with the screening of. »
- Tim Kenneally
Judi Dench in Talks to Join Kenneth Branagh’s ‘Artemis Fowl’ Movie Adaptation (Exclusive)
Written by Eoin Colfer, the children’s books follow the brilliant and cunning 12-year-old eponymous criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl II, whose plot to extort gold from the secret Fairy People puts him directly in the crosshairs of some of the most dangerous creatures on earth. Over the course of the book series, Fowl becomes an antihero rather than a full-fledged villain, often working together with the fairies to stop a slew of treacherous megalomaniacs.
Irish playwright Conor McPherson is on board to pen the script. Disney recently dated the film for Aug. 9, 2019.
Harvey Weinstein and Branagh are attached to produce. Judy Hofflund will exec produce. Seth Spector is overseeing the film for The Weinstein Company, and Tendo Nagenda and Chaz Salembier are overseeing it »
- Justin Kroll
Sony Pictures Worldwide Lands Package Based On Dan Simmons ‘Summer Of Night’ Fright Novel
Exclusive: Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions has stepped up to buy a package based on the Dan Simmons horror novel Summer of Night. Mexican helmer Isaac Ezban is set to direct a script by Ben Poole, and Ehren Kruger & Daniel Bobker are producing. The deal comes after the success of coming-of-age horror hits It and Stranger Things. Even though the novel was published in 1991 (it spawned a book series), the framework is familiar. The book revolves around a series of… »
George Gallo’s Bodybuilding Pic ‘Bigger’ Buffs Up With Pair
Exclusive: Dunkirk‘s Aneurin Barnard and The Strain‘s Kevin Durand are boarding George Gallo’s bodybuilding guru pic Bigger. Pic follows the rags to riches tale of the grandfathers of the fitness movement, the Weider brothers. Barnard takes on the role of Ben Weider, brother to the iconic Joe Weider, played by Tyler Hoechlin, who was the brains of the fitness empire. Durand will portray the brother's foreboding nemesis, fitness magazine publisher Bill Hauk. Steve Lee… »
Paramount Responds to Mother! Backlash: ‘Everyone Celebrates Netflix When They Tell a Story No One Wants to Tell’
In the words of the prophet Beyoncé, Paramount Pictures ain’t sorry. If Mother!’s mania wasn’t for you, then … maybe there’s a sleepy showing of Tulip Fever you could slip into? The studio is standing behind Darren Aronofsky’s controversial film and its “F” CinemaScore rating. (To be fair, The Emoji Movie has a “B” rating, so maybe take this with a grain of salt.) Paramount’s worldwide president of marketing and distribution Megan Colligan released a statement addressing the critics and audiences who were disgusted that the studio would release such a gruesome movie. »
- Hunter Harris
New Cable Photo From 'Deadpool 2' Is Intense
The black-and-white photo shows a bloody Cable screaming into a broken mirror.
"Oh my God, wait until you see 'Deadpool'. It's So funny!!!" #L2 #cableinsanity #cableswole #cablepowered #cableporn," Brolin wrote with the photo.
The initial reveal of the time-traveling character occurred in early August when Brolin and star Ryan Reynolds shared photos. Brolin got in ridiculous shape for the role.
The Oscar-nominated actor has been posting pictures for a couple of months of him <a href="http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/deadpool-2-josh-brolin-shows-huge-muscles-new-haircut-1012769" »
- Ryan Parker
‘A Man of Integrity’ Director Mohammad Rasoulof Gets Passport Confiscated in Tehran
Mohammad Rasoulof, one of Iran’s most prominent filmmakers, whose latest movie “A Man of Integrity” won this year’s Un Certain Regard prize at Cannes, had his passport confiscated upon his return to Tehran from the Telluride Film Festival. The incident occurred at Tehran Airport last Friday; Rasoulof was ordered to attend a court hearing.
“A Man of Integrity” lays bare the corruption and injustice in Iran through the journey of a man driven by his uncompromising desire for justice. Rasoulof told Reuters in Cannes that he had received the permission to shoot the film from Iranian authorities, but “only after signing a paper promising it would not be completely ‘dark.'”
A politically engaged director, Rasoulof has clashed with the Iranian government before. In 2011, the year he won two prizes at Cannes with “Goodbye,” he was sentenced with fellow director Jafar Panahi to six years in prison and a 20-year ban on filmmaking for alleged »
- Elsa Keslassy
Teyana Taylor, Blair Underwood & French Montana To Topline Netflix Comedy ‘The After Party’
Teyana Taylor, Blair Underwood and recording artists French Montana, Wiz Khalifa and Kyle Harvey (also known by his stage name Kyle) are set to star in the Netflix film The After Party from Def Pictures, WorldStar Hip Hop, Hunting Lane Films and Live Nation Productions. Ian Edelman (How to Make It in America) wrote the screenplay and is directing the coming-of-age comedy, which also co-stars Jordan Rock, Harrison Holzer (Sex Tape) and Shelley Hennig (Teen Wolf). The pic… »
London Film Festival Adds Pics From John Woo, Alex Gibney, Venice Winners
The BFI London Film Festival has added four titles to its lineup, including three fresh from the Venice Film Festival and one that heads to New York at the end of this month. Alex Gibney’s No Stone Unturned will screen in Lff’s Debate strand. From Jigsaw Productions and Fine Point Films, the documentary reopens the case of the 1994 Loughinisland massacre in Northern Ireland. A murder mystery, it’s a true-crime investigation that uncovers a shocking case of collusion and… »
‘Transformers’: Peter Cullen and Frank Welker on the Evolution of Optimus Prime and Megatron
Transformers: The Last Knight features the latest clash of Cybertronian combatants Optimus Prime and Megatron, who have been battling it out since the 1984 animated series and the 1986 animated movie. The "Generation One" Transformers may have started it all, but the franchise has evolved in numerous directions over the 30+ years since. A lot of things have changed, but some tenets have actually stayed the same, like the fact that Optimus Prime will always emerge as a hero, Megatron will always attempt to take him down, and that Peter Cullen and Frank Welker will always be the iconic voices … »
- Dave Trumbore
‘Just Getting Started’ Trailer: Morgan Freeman and Tommy Lee Jones Are Gonna Fight
Broad Green Pictures has released the first trailer for the upcoming comedy Just Getting Started. The film stars Morgan Freeman as the upbeat and charismatic manager of a luxury Palm Springs resort called Villa Capri whose status is threatened by the arrival of a newcomer, played by Tommy Lee Jones. Matters are made even more complicated when it’s revealed that Freeman’s character is actually in witness protection after testifying against the mob. The film hails from Tin Cup and Bull Durham writer/director Ron Shelton, and thus has a bit of a throwback vibe to the kinds of … »
- Adam Chitwood
Robert Pattinson Talks “F**king Dark” Project With Antonio Campos
Coming off what are arguably two of the best performances of his career in James Gray‘s “The Lost City Of Z” and the Safdies‘ “Good Time,” Robert Pattinson isn’t changing course. The actor is continuing to chase challenging roles with auteur directors, and his next sounds like it’s going to be another barn burner.
Earlier this year it was revealed that Pattinson was teaming up on an unnamed project with Antonio Campos, the filmmaker behind “Christine,” “Simon Killer,” and “Afterschool.” Now, Esquire has revealed the title of the film is “The Devil All The Time,” and it sounds like the actor is diving into a pretty seamy role.
- Kevin Jagernauth
‘Gotham’ Season 4 Trailer Sets the City’s Heroes Against Fear Itself
If you're not caught up with Season 3 of Gotham, it's probably best to avoid this new trailer for Season 4. Not only does this new video heralding the arrival of the Fox series' latest season recap the events of last year's adventures, it also teases the terror that's to come to the title town. You've been warned. For those of you who want to forge ahead, this "Dark Band" trailer revisits the insanity of Season 3 in order to remind you that, yes, ____ actually happened. Feel free to enter your own favorite moment … »
- Dave Trumbore
‘Star Wars’ Will Receive Promotional Help From Tie-Ins With Six Major Brands
Six major brands including General Mills, Nissan, Verizon, and Vizio hope to feel The Force in December when Disney releases Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The companies plus fashion designer Christian Louboutin and health technology maker Royal Philips plan “an extensive global promotional campaign” to support the movie, Disney’s Lucasfilm says today. They will include “specific, custom-designed campaigns and innovative programs” to “complement the overall marketing campaign.”… »
The 20 Best Film Noirs of All Time
L.A. Confidential arrived in theaters on this day in 1997. The 50s-set potboiler received almost unprecedented universal acclaim, and if you were of a certain age then, it very likely introduced you to film noir. Film noir was a genre that, like the Western, used to be the most popular style of film for the early movie studios but fell out of favor by the 60s. Like Westerns, film noir was frequently considered a lower class of cinema in comparison to the sweeping adaptations of epic popular fiction. And the immense regard that many of the older films … »
- Brian Formo
‘Breathe’: New Trailer Finds Andrew Garfield and Clarie Foy’s Love Conquering All
Bleecker Street has released a new trailer for the upcoming drama Breathe, which marks the directorial debut of Andy Serkis. Based on a true story, the film stars Andrew Garfield as Robin Cavendish, a young man who in 1958 contracted polio and became paralyzed from the neck down, requiring a respirator to breathe. At the time, mobility for patients on a respirator was non-existent, and we watch as Cavendish struggles to live through his new condition and as his wife, played by Claire Foy, pushes him to adapt and innovate according to his new situation. The choice of material … »
- Adam Chitwood
Jennifer Lawrence Wants You to Know Her ‘mother!’ Explanation Before You See It
Between its critical acclaim and F CinemaScore, “mother!” is the movie that just keeps on giving when it comes to dividing audiences. A movie hasn’t caused this kind of vigorous reaction and theorizing among moviegoers in quite some time, and to many of us that makes “mother!” one of the most essential releases of 2017. Darren Aronofsky recently sat down with IndieWire’s Anne Thompson to reveal as many secrets as he could about “mother!,” and Jennifer Lawrence has now done the same with Entertainment Weekly.
Read More:Paramount Defends ‘mother!’ Against Bad Box Office and ‘F’ CinemaScore: ‘This Movie is Brave’
The Oscar-winning actress didn’t exactly keep a lid on things while making the press rounds before the movie’s release (she couldn’t help but talk about the movie’s environmental themes), but now that “mother!” is out in the world Lawrence can break her silence on what »
- Zack Sharf
Darren Aronofsky Explains Biblical & Environmental Messages In ‘mother!’
It would seem that the conversation around “mother!” is bigger than the number of people who actually saw the box office flop. Indeed, everyone has their own interpretation about what Darren Aronofsky‘s movie means. Is it an environmental allegory? A Bible story? A tale about the ego of male creatives? A cautionary saga about home renovations? Well, the director himself shares some clues about the film without laying it all out for you.
Continue reading Darren Aronofsky Explains Biblical & Environmental Messages In ‘mother!’ at The Playlist. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
What ‘mother!’ Says About Darren Aronofsky’s Personal Brand of Horror
Darren Aronofsky has been looking for a way to understand and communicate with the world for some time. In Pi, his galvanic debut feature, math, science, literature, and computer led a young genius to a series of numbers that could unlock the secrets of the stock market and the Torah, amongst other things. Requiem for a Dream depicted drugs as a way of both processing, funding, and ultimately corrupting or losing life. Physical and mental performance offered a way out for the lost souls at the center of The Wrestler and Black Swan, often requiring the destruction of the body … »
- Chris Cabin
Lady Gaga Opens Up About ‘Fear, Body Pain, Anxiety’ in Trailer for Netflix Documentary (Watch)
“When producers wanted me to be sexy, I always put some absurd spin on it that made me feel like I was still in control,” she says in the trailer, as images flash of the pop star in wild costumes.
Later in the trailer, she says she lives with “paranoia, fear, body pain, [and] anxiety.”
Toronto Film Review: ‘Gaga: Five Foot Two’
The footage shows Gaga being mobbed by fans, appearing to cry in bed, receiving medical attention, and preparing to perform at the Super Bowl. The football game and production and release of her latest album, “Joanne,” are the film’s primary focus. But it also covers her role on “American Horror Story: Roanoke,” relation with her family, and feud with Madonna.
Chris Moukarbel, a visual artist and documentarian, directed the project.
- Seth Kelley
1-20 of 32 items « Prev | Next »« Prev | Next »