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Best of the Week: New 'Star Wars' Toys, Our Summer Movie Recap and More

6 hours ago | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

The Important News Star Wars Updates: Benicio Del Toro pretty much confirmed he's the villain in Star Wars: Episode VIII. Three actresses were shortlisted for Star Wars: Episode VIII. Great new Star Wars: The Force Awakens toys were unveiled for Force Friday. Casting Net: Vincent Cassel will play a villain in Bourne 5. Steve Carell is replacing Bruce Willis in Woody Allen's next film. Nicholas Hoult will play J.D. Salinger in a biopic. Cate Blanchett will play Lucille Ball in a biopic. Franchise Fever: Daniel Craig might be done with James Bond after SpectreMichael Shannon clarified his Batman v Superman "flipper hands" comment. Straight Outta Compton could get...

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Vaca Films, Atresmedia Cine Develop Next Dani de la Torre Title (Exclusive)

7 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Spain’s Vaca Films, and Atresmedia Cine, producers of Venice Days’ opener “Retribution” (El Desconocido) from director Dani de la Torre, are developing his potential followup picture, a true-event inspired thriller.

De la Torre is reteaming with “Retribution” writer Alberto Marini on the yet-to-be titled project’s screenplay, a character-driven thriller, with the aim of shooting in 2016, producer Emma Lustres told Variety.

The Spanish director’s second feature would very possibly be made in international co-production. Warner Bros. Pictures will release “Retribution” in Spain.

De la Torre’s project marks the latest cooperation between Vaca, whose credits include some of the country’s biggest hits of recent years such as Daniel Monzon’s “Cell 211” and “El Nino,” and Miguel Angel Vivas’ “Extinction,” with Matthew Fox and Jason Donovan.

The film arm of broadcast group Atresmedia, Atresmedia Cine has backed Woody Allen’s “Vicky Cristina Barcelona,” Clive Owen-starrer “Intruders” and 2015 Goya winner “Marshland. »

- John Hopewell

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Venice Film Review: ‘Equals’

13 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Equals” director Drake Doremus has good news and bad news about the future. The bad news is that love, sex and anything to do with human emotion has been eradicated, which means it won’t be easy for Nicholas Hoult and Kristen Stewart to follow through on the longing gazes they exchange from across their post-apocalyptic habitat. On the bright side, however, the fashion’s not bad (much classier than those high-waisted trousers the future folk wear in Spike Jonze’s “Her”) and the architecture is downright fantastic, so there’s plenty to satisfy the peepers, even above and beyond this conceptual romance’s already easy-on-the-eyes (and even easier-to-market) co-stars.

Younger-skewing than Doremus’ two first films, “Like Crazy” and “Breathe In,” this simplistic and over-obvious allegory of love — from the emotion’s hesitant origins to its potentially tragic fizzle — should resonate most with the arthouse-going segment of the “Twilight” fanbase, »

- Peter Debruge

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"Transporter Refueled" Star Reveals Why She Left Modeling Behind

16 hours ago | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Loan Chabanol steals the screen as a femme fatale with a secret agenda in "The Transporter Refueled" -- but she swears she's more than a pretty face. The former model reveals she was more than happy to put those days behind her, telling toofab's Brian Particelli that modeling "never defined who I was." "I was so bored being a model," she says while promoting the new action franchise prequel. "I would always go out for TV commercials and enjoyed the process of acting. I feel like modeling never defined who I was. That’s why I wanted to try something [different], I had no idea whether it would work out or not." Despite doubt from some of her friends -- including one who flat out told her, "I didn't think you were going to make it" -- Loan quickly found work in films directed by John Tuturo and Paul Haggis, acting »

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Lolo Movie Review

21 hours ago | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Title: Lolo Director: Julie Delpy Starring: Julie Delpy, Dany Boon, Vincent Lacoste, Karin Viard. Woody Allen in the Us and Nanni Moretti in Italy are an example of filmmakers who write their scripts, direct them and interpret them. Julie Delpy, in the tough man’s world of motion pictures, embodies a cinematic female superhero from the land of liberty, equality and brotherhood. Her talent as an actress emerged through Richard Linklater’s triptych (‘Before Sunrise,’ ‘Before Sunset,’ ‘Before Midnight’); and she has been just as brilliant as a director (‘2 Days in Paris,’ ‘The Countess,’ ‘2 Days in New York’). Delpy returns behind and in front of the camera with a script  [ Read More ]

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- Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi

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San Sebastian Honors Emily Watson With Donostia Award

4 September 2015 5:24 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Barcelona — Emily Watson will receive a Donostia Award career achievement award at this September’s 63rd San Sebastian Film Festival, the highest-profile Spanish movie event.

Watson burst onto the film scene with Lars von Trier’s “Breaking the Waves” (1996), in which she potrayed a woman blindly, obsessively in love with her husband. This work established her as one of the most talked-up British actresses of her generation, snagging her an Oscar nomination, among other numerous recognitions.

Two years later, Watson earned another Oscar nom for Anant Tucker’s “Hilary and Jackie,” in which she played the British cellist Jacqueline du Pre.

Watson, a London Drama Studio alum, began her career on the stage in the Royal Shakespeare Company featuring in works of Lillian Hellman (“The Children’s Hour”),  Henrik Ibsen (“The Lady From the Sea”) and Anton Chekhov (“Three Sisters”).

Watson has worked with Tim Burton (“The Corpse Bride”),  Robert Altman »

- Emilio Mayorga

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Woody Allen and the women in his work

3 September 2015 7:43 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The director is much criticised for his portrayal of women but there’s no denying that, from Annie to Jasmine, he has written great, Oscar-winning female roles – mainly when they are versions of him

Woody’s women arrive behind the director in a big bustling caravan – a noisy train of flakes and nymphs, art snobs, academics and intellectuals, hookers, healers and harpies. Allen’s own nebbish persona aside, women are easily the most recognisable roles to come out of his films: Annie, Hannah, Jasmine. Female actors in his films have won no fewer than six Oscars. At the same time, few directors have drawn as much fire for the typology of female characters they have established onscreen.

“Increasingly, the women in his movies can be divided up between menopausal nuts and coltish sluts,” noted James Wolcott in Vanity Fair in 1998, after Celebrity completed a trio of films, beginning with Mighty Aphrodite, »

- Tom Shone

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‘Spotlight’ Could Finally Bring Open Road a Best Pic Nom

3 September 2015 6:14 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Since launching in 2011 through a partnership between theater chains AMC Theatres and Regal Entertainment Group, distributor Open Road Films has amassed a sui generis blend of often genre-leaning product that stands apart from the competition. Movies like Joe Carnahan’s “The Grey” (longtime readers will recall my affinity for that, the best film of 2012) and Steven Soderbergh’s “Side Effects” were favorably received by critics, while others like Jon Favreau’s “Chef” were hits as well. But none truly flirted with the awards season until last year’s “Nightcrawler.”

Nevertheless, Dan Gilroy’s broadcast news thriller came up short, too. It picked up surprise notices from the producers and screen actors guilds and was, for obvious reasons, adored by press and critics groups. But only the writers branch of the Academy spoke up for it come Oscar time. It was a scathing film, one that packed a heavy and cynical punch — perhaps too cynical. »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Nima Nourizadeh talks American Ultra

3 September 2015 4:14 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Jesse Eisenberg is slacker turned sleeper agent in Nourizadeh’s hi-octane action-comedy, American Ultra.

“For me, the script combined so many different things in an interesting and organic way. The conventions will be familiar to filmgoers, but they are mashed up a little bit, which changes everything.” Iranian-British filmmaker Nima Nourizadeh is talking about action comedy American Ultra, in Cineworld cinemas September 4, 2015, which is his second film as director after 2012’s raucous found-footage teen comedy Project X, which marked him out as a director readily able to bring a fresh spin to tried-and-tested genre formulas. “I like taking things that people think they know and presenting them in a new light,” he adds.

Based on a screenplay by Max Landis, who previously penned Josh Trank’s alternative teen superhero outing Chronicle (2012), American Ultra re-teams Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart – after Adventureland (2009) six years ago, and before Woody Allen’s upcoming latest, »

- Gary Collinson

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Nima Nourizadeh talks American Ultra

3 September 2015 3:45 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Jesse Eisenberg is slacker turned sleeper agent in Nourizadeh’s hi-octane action-comedy, American Ultra.

“For me, the script combined so many different things in an interesting and organic way. The conventions will be familiar to filmgoers, but they are mashed up a little bit, which changes everything.” Iranian-British filmmaker Nima Nourizadeh is talking about action comedy American Ultra, in Cineworld cinemas September 4, 2015, which is his second film as director after 2012’s raucous found-footage teen comedy Project X, which marked him out as a director readily able to bring a fresh spin to tried-and-tested genre formulas. “I like taking things that people think they know and presenting them in a new light,” he adds.

Based on a screenplay by Max Landis, who previously penned Josh Trank’s alternative teen superhero outing Chronicle (2012), American Ultra re-teams Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart – after the romantic drama Adventureland (2009) six years ago, and before Woody Allen’s upcoming latest, »

- Paul Heath

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Golden Globes showdown: Cecil B. DeMille to Meryl Streep, Denzel Washington, Jessica Lange or ...?

3 September 2015 3:10 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Thousands of you have voted this week, choosing your favorites tfor the next Cecil B. DeMille award recipient at the Golden Globes. Your top six recommendations  are: actresses Julie Andrews, Jessica Lange, and Meryl Streep, actors Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington, and director/producer/writer/actor (and Egot champ) Mel Brooks. Now that  the field has been narrowed, you have the ultimate tough decision to make. Choose your favorite in the poll below to let the members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. know to whom they should give this lifetime achievement award. -Break- Related: Honorary Oscars to Spike Lee, Gena Rowlands, Debbie Reynolds Our forums posters, many of whom are Hollywood insiders, are furiously debating this hot topic too. As the announcements of George Clooney last year and Woody Allen in 2013 came in mid-September, we expect this year's selection to be unveiled very soon. ...' »

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2-Time Oscar Winner Blanchett to Play 4-Time Emmy Winner Ball: Good Idea?

2 September 2015 8:34 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Lucille Ball: The glamour look. Cate Blanchett to play Lucille Ball: Actress won Oscar for incarnating Ball's fellow Rko contract player Katharine Hepburn Two-time Oscar winner Cate Blanchett is reportedly slated to star in a biopic of former Rko and MGM actress and big-time television comedienne Lucille Ball. Aaron Sorkin, Oscar winner for David Fincher's The Social Network, will be responsible for the screenplay. According to Entertainment Weekly, the Lucille Ball film biopic will focus on Ball's two-decade marriage to her I Love Lucy costar Desi Arnaz. In 1960, the couple had an acrimonious divorce that supposedly “shocked” clueless fans unable to tell the difference between TV reality and real-life reality. Their children, Desi Arnaz Jr. and Lucie Arnaz, had modest acting careers in film and on TV in the '70s and '80s. As per the EW.com report, they're both producing the planned Lucille Ball biopic. »

- Zac Gille

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Cate Blanchett as Lucille Ball from Aaron Sorkin script: Oscar catnip?

2 September 2015 3:05 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

According to The Wrap, Cate Blanchett will play Hollywood comedy legend Lucille Ball in a new biopic to be produced by Ball's children Lucie Arnaz and Desi Arnaz Jr. What's more, the screenplay is being written by Emmy and Oscar champ Aaron Sorkin. The film will chronicle Ball's 20-year-marriage to her "I Love Lucy" co-star Desi Arnaz. -Break- Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara simmer in 'Carol' trailer Lucille Ball never won an Oscar – she wasn't even nominated – but she was nevertheless one of the most beloved stars of the 20th century, winning four Emmys as well as the TV academy's Governors Award in 1989. The chameleon Blanchett won her first Oscar playing another Hollywood icon, Katharine Hepburn in "The Aviator" (2004). She won another Oscar for playing the fictional title role in Woody Allen's "Blue Jasmine" (2013). The Australian actress has been nominated six times, a »

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Ioncinephile of the Month: Eskil Vogt’s Top Ten Films of All Time List

2 September 2015 12:00 PM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Have you ever wondered what are the films that inspire the next generation of visionary filmmakers? As part of our monthly Ioncinephile profile, we ask the filmmaker (in this case, Norwegian filmmaker Eskil Vogt) to identify their all time top ten favorite films. Worth noting: this was a last minute request on my part, meaning the Scandi helmer did not have much time to reflect on film history in it’s totality — but Eskil was a great sport and kindly obliged. Vogt’s Blind receives its NYC release on September 4th via the Kim Stim folks and receives its VOD release via Fandor. Here is his top ten as of September 2nd, 2015.

Annie Hall – Woody Allen (1977)

“I almost put Desplechin’s “Ma vie sexuelle” here, but I guess even Desplechin would forgive me for replacing him with this. We are so many filmmakers to admire how Allen seemingly effortlessly gave »

- Eric Lavallee

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Ioncinephile of the Month: Eskil Vogt (Blind)

2 September 2015 11:55 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Ioncinema.com’s Ioncinephile of the Month feature focuses on an emerging filmmaker from the world of cinema. This September, we feature a filmmaker who doesn’t need much of an introduction to the readers of this site. Co-scribe on all of Joachim’s Trier’s films (Reprise,  Oslo, August 31st and Cannes Main Comp selected Louder Than Bombs), Norwegian filmmaker Eskil Vogt sees his debut film, Blind open on Friday September 4th in NYC at the IFC Center and September 11th in L.A. at Cinefamily with Fandor releasing the film on VOD.

Considered among the best undistributed films of 2014, this import received instant acclaim at the back to back fests it premiered at early last year (it won Sundance Ff’s World Cinema Best Screenplay and Berlin Ff’s Label Europa Cinema). Below we discussed how he landed on the project, his writing process and visual strategies he employed. »

- Eric Lavallee

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Joaquin Phoenix doesn't want to be in your superhero movie: 'I don't want that experience'

2 September 2015 8:49 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Joaquin Phoenix has turned down comic book roles as the Incredible Hulk, Lex Luthor and Doctor Strange, and it doesn't sound like he'll be changing his mind about them anytime soon.

Speaking to Time Out about his new Woody Allen movie Irrational Man, Phoenix revealed that he isn't keen to go through the process of making a big budget blockbuster.

"Did you see the rebooted Star Trek? That kid Chris Pine who plays Kirk is f**king genius. I just don't know if I want to have the experience of being in them.

"I've read some of those scripts and 75 percent is a description of some asteroid going through space."

However, the Irrational Man star admitted that he's warmed to the idea of effects-driven studio films from a viewer's perspective.

"When I was younger I was probably a bit of a snob about [blockbusters]. But they've gotten better," he said.

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Joaquin Phoenix Says He Doesn’t Think Making A Blockbuster Would Be "Fulfilling," Calls Chris Pine "F*cking Genius"

2 September 2015 6:05 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Joaquin Phoenix doesn't like talking about himself much, and hence, he's not a big fan of interviews. But when he does give them, it's usually fascinating and entertaining stuff, and both of those qualities are present in his recent chat with Time Out London. He was on hand to talk about Woody Allen's "Irrational Man," but as might be expected, Phoenix was also asked about his taking on franchise roles, particularly since his name was at one time floated for "Doctor Strange." And as you might expect, the choosy actor doesn't think he'd necessarily be a good fit for those kinds of movies.  "When I was younger I was probably a bit of a snob about [taking on blockbuster roles]. But they’ve gotten better. I’ve flirted with several of those films, having meetings and getting close, but ultimately it never felt like they’d really be fulfilling," he said. "There were »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Golden Globes poll: Will Cecil B. DeMille award go to Denzel Washington, Tom Hanks, Tom Cruise or ... ?

1 September 2015 10:30 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Our forums posters, many of whom are Hollywood insiders, are furiously debating who the Golden Globes will choose to honor with the Cecil B. DeMille award for lifetime achievement. As the announcements of George Clooney last year and Woody Allen in 2013 came in mid-September, we expect the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. to reveal this year's recipient soon. Our separate article and poll earlier this week offered you 16 actresses who might be under consideration for this honor. Results from that poll will be revealed soon. So now what about the men, who have claimed this prize in 12 of the past 14 years?  Related: Honorary Oscars to Spike Lee, Gena Rowlands, Debbie Reynolds -Break- Below are profiles of 16 actors and directors over 50 who might be on the radar of the selection committee. Read through our list and then vote in our poll as to the most likely recipient. Once we have results from »

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Steve Carell replaces Bruce Willis in Woody Allen's next movie

1 September 2015 8:02 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Carell, who worked with the veteran director on 2004’s Melinda and Melinda, joins cast following action star’s premature departure

Steve Carell has replaced Bruce Willis in Woody Allen’s upcoming untitled film, which is currently shooting in Los Angeles, following the Die Hard star’s unexplained departure, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Willis left the production in mysterious circumstances last week. Some reports have indicated there was a conflict with the actor’s forthcoming run in the Broadway version of the Oscar-winning psychological thriller Misery, while the Wrap’s reporter Jeff Sneider has suggested he was dropped from the cast.

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New trailer for Woody Allen’s Irrrational Man starring Joaquin Phoenix and Emma Stone

31 August 2015 10:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following on from the arrival of a UK poster this past weekend, a new international trailer has debuted for Woody Allen’s Irrational Man, which you can watch below after the official synopsis…

Woody Allen’s Irrational Man is about a tormented philosophy professor who finds a will to live when he commits an existential act. Philosophy professor Abe Lucas (Joaquin Phoenix) is at rock bottom emotionally, unable to find any meaning or joy in life. Abe feels that everything he’s tried to do, from political activism to teaching, hasn’t made any difference. Soon after arriving to teach at a small town college, Abe gets involved with two women: Rita Richards (Parker Posey), a lonely professor who wants him to rescue her from her unhappy marriage; and Jill Pollard (Emma Stone), his best student, who becomes his closest friend. While Jill loves her boyfriend Roy (Jamie Blackley), she finds Abe’s tortured, »

- Scott J. Davis

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