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Sergio Leone’s original vision for his tour-de-force Once Upon A Time In America is now available in the UK with Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s (Wbhe) Blu-ray™ and Digital HD with UltraViolet™ release of the Extended Director’s Cut.
This 251-minute cut was a restoration funded by The Film Foundation, the film preservation organisation founded by Martin Scorsese, and its partner Gucci. The restored footage has been returned to the film three decades after its theatrical release, deepening the characters and enlarging the work of its astonishing cast: Robert De Niro and James Woods as lifelong pals and crime kingpins, Tuesday Weld, Joe Pesci, Jennifer Connelly, Elizabeth McGovern, Treat Williams and Louise Fletcher. The latter three are showcased in recovered scenes.
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- Dan Bullock
Today sees the release of Zombeavers, in which a group of spring breakers are terrorized by a horde of killer beavers. It’s sounds ridiculous (because it is, of course) but these bloodthirsty little buggers continue a long tradition of awesome animals on the big screen. In case you’ve forgotten, here’s a countdown of some of cinema’s greatest ever beasts.
10. Flying Monkeys – The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
What’s more terrifying than an evil pointy-nosed witch? Try an evil pointy-nosed witch with an army of flying monkeys! In the original Oz books, the winged simians were mischievous but intelligent creatures, but by the time they received their big screen debut they’d mutated into the stuff of nightmares.
As Dorothy and her gang find themselves in a darkened forest, the Wicked Witch of the West sends her sinister army to monkey-nap them, and they are returned to the Witch’s castle pronto. »
- David Agnew
30. No Country for Old Men (2007)
Scene: Coin Flip
There was a brief period of time from 2006-2009 when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences made some more daring, but wholly deserved choices for Best Picture. It began in 2006, when Martin Scorsese finally won for The Departed which, while not his best and not nearly as dark as, say, Taxi Driver or Raging Bull, still leaned that direction. Three years later, they handed the Oscar to The Hurt Locker over the blockbuster Avatar, rewarding quality over audience love. But in between the two it was given to No Country for Old Men, an incredibly dark neo-Western based on the Cormac McCarthy novel of the same name. It’s still one of the Coen Brothers’ best films, an incredible cat-and-mouse journey through West Texas in the 1980′s. The film stars Josh Brolin, Tommy Lee Jones, »
- Joshua Gaul
Laurent Boye has expanded his Los Angeles-based boutique firm into its second Canadian location.
Boye opened a Montreal office in 2012 under the Jazo PR Canada Inc banner and has amassed a stable of local clients such as Search Engine, Telefilm Canada, Cinemavault, Double Dutch International, Lithium Studios, 108 Media.
The roster features the Academy Of Canadians In Sports And Entertainment – Los Angeles and the upcoming Golden Maple Awards.
This year Boye has worked on such Canadian films as Slamdance award-winning documentary Kung-Fu Elliott, I Put A Hit On You, Berlinale entry Aloft starring Jennifer Connelly and Cillian Murphy and Pat Mill’s Toronto selection Guidance.
“Since eOne gave me my first Canadian movie The Salesman, I got hooked,” said Boye. “Canada has one of the most impressive pools of talent, and with our new Toronto office, we will be »
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
Directed by Sergio Leone
Widely and justly heralded for his trendsetting Spaghetti Westerns, Sergio Leone’s final and arguably most ambitious work was in another staple American genre. Like these Westerns though, this film was as much of its respective variety as it was about it. Once Upon a Time in America, with its name obviously derived from Leone’s previous Once Upon a Time in the West, is a gangster film of the highest order, and, at the same time, it recalls so many of its predecessors, from the Warner Brothers classics of the 1930s to The Godfather. This was by design. As Leone himself notes, “My film was to be an homage to the American films I love, and to America itself.”
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- Jeremy Carr
Ready for a night at the movies with Keanu Reeves? We’ve got your passes to the advance screening of John Wick. Adding to the excitement and anticipation for the film is the choice to release John Wick in immersive IMAX®, an epic format typically reserved for big-budget studio spectaculars.
Read Michael Haffner’s Fantastic Fest review Here.
An ex-hitman comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him. With New York City as his bullet-riddled playground, John Wick (Keanu Reeves) is a fresh and stylized take on the “assassin genre”. The film is directed by Chad Stahelski and written by Derek Kolstad.
Check out the Fantastic Fest Red Carpet photos Here. »
- Movie Geeks
Just a quick update on Labyrinth 2. EW has now reported that "there are currently no plans to reboot, revive, or make a sequel to Labyrinth. It’s one of those legacy titles that is floated at most meetings, but, sadly, nothing is actually in development at the moment".
Here's our original story...
The 1986 classic, starring David Bowie and Jennifer Connelly, is a film we looked back at in more detail right here. We're huge Labyrinth fans, and not just because of the soundtrack, and Bowie's enviable ability to fit into very tight trousers. No, it's a film bursting »
A source for Entertainment Weekly says that both a sequel to "The Dark Crystal" and a "Fraggle Rock" movie are currently being worked on. However, there are no plans to "reboot, revive, or make a sequel" to the fantasy classic "Labyrinth".
Both the 'Fraggle' film and 'Crystal' follow-up have been in development for sometime, and no further details have been revealed regarding either movie. The source for the denial says that the idea of a "Labyrinth" sequel is often "one of those legacy titles that is floated at most meetings, but, sadly, nothing is actually in development at the moment."
The Jim Henson Company had no official comment on the matter. »
- Garth Franklin
Tucked away in a Variety article discussing Billy Crystal’s casting in Which Witch? is the news that The Jim Henson Company is working on a sequel to the 1986 classic Labyrinth starring David Bowie and Jennifer Connelly.
No further details on the Labyrinth sequel are available at this point, although the article does go on to state that the company are also working on feature adaptations on Emmett Otter and Fraggle Rock, along with a sequel to 1982’s The Dark Crystal.
Update: According to Entertainment Weekly’s sources, Variety is mistaken and “there are currently no plans to reboot, revive, or make a sequel to Labyrinth.”
- Gary Collinson
Buried within a Variety story about Billy Crystal joining Which Witch is news that The Jim Henson Company is developing sequels to Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal, along with Fraggle Rock: The Movie and another feature film based on the Emmett Otter character. However, a new story from Entertainment Weekly released shortly after that first news claims that the Labyrinth sequel is not actually in active development.
A source for The Jim Henson Company says that The Dark Crystal sequel and the Fraggle Rock: The Movie are currently being worked on, but there are no plans to, "reboot, revive, or make a sequel" to Labyrinth any time soon. The source described the "legacy title" as something that surfaces during most meetings, but nothing is currently in the works, despite Variety's contrasting report.
Dario Argento, whose Italian horror films are the stuff of lore (“Suspiria,” “Tenebre” and the Jennifer Connelly-led “Phenomena”) is back at it, and this time, it’s a doozy. “The Sandman,” written by David Tully and not to be confused with Neil Gaiman’s exquisite comic series, is a modern serial killer thriller starring none other than Iggy Pop. Yes, Iggy Pop. If the pairing of Pop and Argento is just about the most outlandish thing you can think of, and you want in on the action, then there’s more good news in store. Variety reports that the duo are teaming up to fundraise for the film, turning to Indiegogo in the hope of raising a quarter of a million dollars. Fans who give enough can get a personal message from either or both icons, set tours or even a cameo in the movie. Though he had his »
- Zach Hollwedel
A newly-published report from Variety indicates that the Jim Henson Company is working on follow-ups to both cult hits, among other 'legacy titles'.
No other details about the projects have been released at this time.
A potential sequel for The Dark Crystal was first developed by Henson during the original movie's production, but never came to pass.
Jennifer Connelly also had an early starring role »
David Bowie and Jennifer Connelly, clear your schedules: Labyrinth is getting a sequel! Per Variety, Jim Henson Co. is developing a follow-up to the 1986 film. Details about the purported project are sparse, but rest assured, it's in good hands. While Jim Henson sadly passed away in 1990, the master muppeteer's adult children, Brian Henson and Lisa Henson, are running his production company. The Henson legacy will live on, too, with Which Witch, an animated movie project with Billy Crystal signed on to write, star and produce. Jim's son Brian will direct and produce the film, which, per Variety, is aiming to start production in early 2015. Samantha Sprecher and Jim's daughter Lisa are also signed on »
Fan sites went a little wild on Friday when they stumbled upon a bit of news that The Jim Henson Company was working on a sequel to Labyrinth, the bizarre, beloved 1986 fantasy starring Jennifer Connelly and David Bowie. But, sources tell EW that's not the full truth. While they are working on a Fraggle Rock movie and a Dark Crystal sequel, as the Variety article stated, there are currently no plans to reboot, revive, or make a sequel to Labyrinth. It's one of those legacy titles that is floated at most meetings, but, sadly, nothing is actually in development at the moment. »
- Lindsey Bahr
The Jim Henson Co. is about to resurrect some old fan-favorites for a new generation. The production house -- started by the late "Muppets" creator Jim Henson and now run by his two children -- is reportedly actively developing sequels to 1980s cult hits "Labyrinth" and "The Dark Crystal," along with a new take on "Fraggle Rock," and an Emmet Otter feature. They're also moving forward on the new animated property "Which Witch," with Billy Crystal signed on to write, produce and star. "Witch" is based on Eva Ibbotson’s 1979 book about a contest between wizard and witches, according to a Variety report. Both directed by Jim Henson (and featuring numerous creatures from his Workshop) creatures,1982's "Dark Crystal" was co-directed by "Muppets" vet Frank Oz, while 1986's "Labyrinth" starred David Bowie and a young Jennifer Connelly, and was exec produced by George Lucas. Meanwhile, Henson Co.’s live-action "Alexander and the Terrible, »
- Dave Lewis
The film-festival circuit this time of year is not unlike presidential-primary season. Venice or Telluride are sort of like the Iowa caucus, an important first step for a film to generate some name recognition and Oscar buzz—but not exactly the setting for a coronation. Toronto is the traditional Oscar-campaign battleground, a sort of New Hampshire primary that often separates the contenders from the pretenders. Last year, Toronto unofficially nominated 12 Years a Slave, Gravity, and Dallas Buyers Club, and those films went on to collect major awards.
But this year, the races still remain wide open after the first new rounds, »
- Jeff Labrecque
You know the classic "Fashion Face-Off" and the kitschy "Streetwalker or Starlet." And now thanks to Jennifer Connelly, we have a new brand new game to add to the mix! Can you figure out if those are the Shelter star's nipples we see through the lace or just an awkward placement of embroidered flowers? At first glance, we thought we were looking at the unfortunate result of a cool breeze on the Noah actress's top half, but then we found several contradictions. First, it's way too hot inside a full leather dress for a case of the chilly tatas. But even so, leather is way too thick of a fabric for a nip-pop even if it was somehow freezing inside the style! And then »
Shoddy roof work caused Jennifer Connelly's NYC loft to leak like a sieve during a big rainstorm -- according to a new lawsuit -- but the roofers say Connelly's to blame.Connelly hired a construction company to make repairs to the roof of a loft apartment building she owns -- a refurbished 1860s warehouse. But according to the suit ... when a big storm hit in Oct. 2010, water from the rain started pouring into the building. »
- TMZ Staff
Actor Paul Bettany makes his directorial debut with Shelter, a drama about homeless junkies on the streets of New York starring his wife, Jennifer Connelly, and Anthony Mackie. Although Bettany references below Jerry Schatzberg’s classic Panic in Needle Park, he also emphasizes that his film moves far from those gritty New York streets of yore, finding an unexpectedly beautiful visual style to capture the life of a new generation of Gotham addicts. Shelter screens at the Toronto International Film Festival on Friday, September 12. Below, I talk with Bettany about cinematic inspirations, city moments and directing his wife. Filmmaker: There’s […] »
- Scott Macaulay
Paul Bettany and Jennifer Connelly have become so enamoured with Swedish actor Stellan Skarsgård, they named their kid after him. Though having spent a short while in the company of the renowned performer, you can see why – as we interviewed Skarsgård about his latest picture, In Order of Disappearance.
Skarsgård discusses collaborating yet again with director Hans Petter Moland, and how beneficial it can be to work alongside somebody you know so well – something the actor has also achieved with Lars von Trier. We also discuss the blending of comedy and drama in the feature, the current prominence of Scandinavian cinema, and why Skarsgård enjoys moving between the aforementioned region, and the Us to make movies.
In Order of Disappearance is out on September 12th, and you can read our review of the film here.
The post The HeyUGuys Interview: Stellan Skarsgård on In Order of Disappearance appeared first on HeyUGuys. »
- Stefan Pape
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