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Robert Pattinson: Actor to play E.T. astronaut. Robert Pattinson to star for Claire Denis If all goes as planned, Robert Pattinson will get to star in French screenwriter-director Claire Denis' recently announced – and as yet untitled – English-language sci-fier, penned by Denis and White Teeth author Zadie Smith and her novelist husband Nick Laird, from an original idea by Denis and writing partner Jean-Pol Fargeau. Among Claire Denis' credits are the interracial love story Chocolat (1988), the sociopolitical drama White Material (2009), and the generally well-regarded Billy Budd reboot Beau Travail (1999), winner of the César Award for Best Cinematography (Agnès Godard). Robert Pattinson, for his part, is best known for playing the veggie vampire in the wildly popular Twilight movies costarring Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner. Robert Pattinson, astronaut In Claire Denis' film, Robert Pattinson is slated to play an E.T. astronaut. But what happens to said astronaut? Does »
- Zac Gille
London — AMC’s U.K. channel, which launches on pay TV platform BT on Aug. 28, will boast a wide array of movie and TV series premieres, including “Fear the Walking Dead.”
The channel, which will be called AMC from BT, will be the exclusive U.K. home of “Fear the Walking Dead,” the companion series to global hit “The Walking Dead.” The first episode of “Fear the Walking Dead” will be made available free of charge to all audiences on the BT Showcase Channel on the Freeview platform, as well as premiering on AMC from BT on Aug. 31. The AMC from BT channel will be available for free to all BT TV and BT Sport subscribers.
The channel will also premiere the drama “Rectify,” from the producers of “Breaking Bad,” exclusively on Sept. 1.
AMC from BT will also feature the exclusive U.K. television premieres of several movies, including “Only God Forgives, »
- Leo Barraclough
Sarah Kernochan has signed with Apa, Variety has learned.
The two-time Academy Award winner, who moves from Gersh, wrote “What Lies Beneath,” starring Harrison Ford and Michelle Pfeiffer. Her other feature writing credits include “9 ½ Weeks,” starring Kim Basinger and Mickey Rourke, plus “Sommersby” with Richard Gere and Jodie Foster.
The writer, producer and director made her feature film directorial debut with 1998’s “All I Wanna Do,” which she also wrote.
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
If you've got $300,000 burning a hole in your pocket and fancy owning one of cinema's creepiest houses, then good news! Buffalo Bill's house from The Silence of the Lambs is up for sale.
The three-storey Victorian family home near Perryopolis, Pennsylvania is now on the market after its owners, Scott and Barbara Lloyd, decided to move elsewhere following a 39-year residence.
Memorably, the house was the setting for the 1991 thriller's climax, where serial killer Buffalo Bill (Ted Levine) kept his dungeon and FBI agent Clarice Starling (Jodie Foster) found herself in a very tricky situation involving a pair of night-vision goggles.
Those worrying whether there is a basement suitable for skin-removal hobbyists need not fear: that part of the film was shot on a soundstage, and not, say, somewhere near the old washing machine and all those abandoned VHS tapes you can't bear to part with.
Explaining why their house »
The Weinstein Company
With the summer blockbuster season coming to an end, it’s time to get hyped for an amazing selection of fall movies. There are dozens of films on the horizon that everyone’s looking forward to; The Hateful Eight, Spectre, The Hunger Games, and a little something called Star Wars: The Force Awakens, to name just a few.
But what about the non blockbusters?
These lesser known twelve upcoming films could actually be incredible, but right now they’re being somewhat neglected with everyone so focused on Quentin Tarantino and Han Solo.
Here are 2015’s underlooked fall films you should be more excited for.
Release date: September 18 (Us) / October 9 (UK)
In 2013, the Hugh Jackman/Jake Gyllenhaal film Prisoners was one of the most underappreciated movies of the year, a well constructed thriller with truly memorable characters. Director Denis Villeneuve followed that up with the strange but intriguing Enemy, »
- Brendan Morrow
It puts the house on the market or else it gets the hose again. The 3-story Victorian home from "The Silence of the Lambs" – yes, the one used to hold Buffalo Bill’s skinsuit victims -- has hit the market, for a very reasonable price. The 5-bedroom home, an hour south of Pittsburgh, was built in 1910 and its owners have barely changed a thing since the movie that won Best Picture was shot there in 1990. Asking price ... $300k. »
- TMZ Staff
Fictional victim-skinning serial killer Jame “Buffalo Bill” Gumb’s murder house has gone up for sale.
“The Silence of the Lambs” villain’s home — a four-bedroom, one bathroom Victorian house set on a 1.76-acre lot in Fayette County, Pennsylvania — has hit the market for the cool price of $300,000.
The Realtor.com listing somehow manages to both embrace and reject the movie connection simultaneously, reading, “A landmark home…featured in the ‘Silence of the Lamb’ movie” and also calling the property a “statement of taste and prosperity” and a “near-perfect expression of comfort.”
“They were looking for a home in which you entered the front door and had a straight line through,” Barbara Lloyd said. “They wanted it to look like a spider web, »
- Jacob Bryant
The home used by Buffalo Bill (Ted Levine) in the Oscar-winning thriller "Silence of the Lambs" is going on the market. The three-story Victorian home near Perryopolis, Pennsylvania has been put up for sale by its owners for an asking price of $300,000.
The 63-year-old home owners, Scott and Barbara Lloyd, have decided to downsize and move to a smaller house a few miles away. They purchased the home in 1976 and were at home having dinner one night in 1989 when a producer knocked on their door.
Soon after a production crew spent six weeks getting the house ready for filming for a shoot that ran for only three days. Talking with TribLive about why their house was chosen, Barbara Lloyd says:
"They were looking for a home in which you entered the front door and had a straight line through. They wanted it to look like a spider web, with Buffalo »
- Garth Franklin
The home that was used for Buffalo Bill's (Ted Levine) terrifying abode in the Oscar-winning thriller Silence of the Lambs, is going on the market. Scott and Barbara Lloyd's three-story Victorian home near Perryopolis, Pennsylvania was put up for sale on Sunday, with an asking price of $300,000. The homeowners, who are both 63, have decided to sell the home and downsize, building a small ranch-style home just a few miles away.
The four-bedroom house was built in 1910, and the Lloyd's purchased it in 1976, getting married in the foyer in February 1977. While having dinner one night in 1989, a movie producer knocked on their door, asking if they could take photographs inside their home. The Silence of the Lambs filmmakers shot for only three days in the home, but it took the production crew more than six weeks to get the house ready for filming. Here's what Barbara Lloyd had to say »
The primary villain in 1991 thriller The Silence of the Lambs is Jame "Buffalo Bill" Gumb (Ted Levine), a deranged serial killer who skins his female victims in hopes of creating a "woman suit." Now the fictional murderer's house – a four-bedroom, one-bathroom Victorian set on a 1.76-acre lot in Fayette County, Pennsylvania – has hit the market with an asking price of $300,000, the Wall Street Journal reports.
In the acclaimed film, Buffalo Bill is eventually brought down by the FBI's Clarice Starling (Jodie Foster), with an assist from imprisoned killer Hannibal Lecter »
Obst was one of the producers of last year’s Christopher Nolan space epic “Interstellar,” starring Matthew McConaughey, and 1997’s “Contact,” which starred Jodie Foster and McConaughey, and was adapted from Sagan’s novel. Warner Bros. teamed with Paramount to release “Interstellar,” which grossed $672 million worldwide.
Druyan, who was married to Sagan from 1981 to his death in 1996, produced and wrote 2014’s “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey,” for which she won an Emmy for non-fiction writing. She was also an executive producer on “Contact.”
Sagan hosted the TV series “Cosmos: A Personal Voyage,” which he narrated and co-wrote during the 1980s, and spent much of his career investigating the possibility of life on other planets. He »
- Dave McNary
Minghella will work closely with TriStar’s Nicole Brown and reports to president of Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group Doug Belgrad. She shared the president of production role with Michael de Luca, who recently left the studio.
Sony has just unveiled their slate of release dates for the next few years and in doing so also announced/confirmed a few juicy new projects. Their roster now includes a Jumanji remake, a Barbie movie, a sixth Resident Evil, a fifth Underworld, and apparently two more sequels to Michael Bay's Bad Boys. Here's the full breakdown of everything they've announced between now and 2019, listed in order of release. We've add some additional info for a few that you may not already know about. Money Monster – April 8, 2016 Directed by Jodie Foster Starring: George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Jack O'Connell, Dominic West A thriller about a man who holds a Wall Street guru's financial TV show hostage after it causes him to lose his family's...
- Peter Hall
Tom Rothman, chairman of Sony Pictures, has announced the studio’s line-up for the next few years, with 16 films dated for release.
2016 will also showcase many more films, including the Jodie Foster-directed Money Monster starring George Clooney and Julia Roberts which bows April 16th; Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters reboot has been moved up a week to July 15th; the remake of The Magnificent Seven, directed by Antoine Fuqua and starring Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt has shifted to September 23rd; zombie flick Patient Zero opens September 2nd; while Jennifer Lawrence-Chris Pratt sci-fi drama Passengers opens December 21st.
Sony has also announced a fifth film in the Underworld franchise, which is set for Halloween (well, October 21st) of next year. »
- Scott J. Davis
Sony is a studio that has been looking for an identity as of late as they've been struggling with the likes of Spider-Man, the Adam Sandler brand is faltering and the massive hack last year seemed to send them for something of a tailspin. But they appear to be taking a note from their competitors by announcing a massive slate of upcoming films including franchise sequels, video game adaptations, remakes and Barbie moviec Let's dig in... First off, what I thought might be an Oscar contender this year, Jodie Foster's Money Monster has been officially dated for a April 8, 2016 release. Hello Berlin Film Festival! Next is the thriller The Shallows from Rupert Smith, arriving on June 24, followed by Paul Feig's Ghostbusters. moving a week earlier to July 15. The Natalie Dormer and Stanley Tucci zombie feature Patient Zero will arrive on September 2, followed by Antoine Fuqua's The Magnificent Seven »
- Brad Brevet
Sony Pictures chairman Tom Rothman has set the course for the studio's future through 2017, officially dating no fewer than 16 films. They include the third and fourth installments in the Bad Boys franchises and a Jumanji reboot, which will hit theaters Dec. 25, 2016. Bad Boys 3 will open Feb. 17, 2017, while Bad Boys 4 will open in July 3, 2019 (That was the only one of the films to receive a date outside of 2016 and 2017). Next year's slate includes Jodie Foster's Money Monster starring Julia Roberts and George Clooney (April 8); The Shallows (June 24); Paul Feig's
- Pamela McClintock, Rebecca Ford
Robert Rodriguez stirred up attention with his student film “El Mariachi,” which he made for a whopping $7,000. It landed him a two-year deal with Columbia Pictures, and a write-up on Variety’s front page on April 23, 1992. The next year, the film won the audience prize at Sundance, and blazed a trail for independent, low-budget filmmaking, which has since become a staple of the industry. Rodriguez’s “From Dusk Till Dawn” series starts its second season Aug. 25 on the filmmaker’s El Rey channel.
What do you remember about signing that deal?
I was being courted by a number of studios at the time. I ended up choosing Columbia because they were the first to sort of reach out to me, and fly me out and meet with them. I was actually in L.A. when that article hit. Still being in college, and being on the front page of Variety »
- Seth Kelley
Portrait of Jenny: Heigl’s Performance Buoys Social Issue Context
There are several aspects to admire in Mary Agnes Donoghue’s sophomore directorial effort, Jenny’s Wedding, her first foray into directing since the 1991 Melanie Griffith film, Paradise. It’s most improbable facets are actually its assets, namely a warm central performance from Katherine Heigl as a lesbian who comes out to her wanly conservative nuclear family by announcing her marriage. A film such as this one could’ve had the opportunity to make an indelible mark on the American indie landscape had it been released seven to ten years prior, when the United States was coming out from underneath the shadows of the Bush Regime and the Lgbt community was in dire need of positive cinematic depictions meant to inspire hope in the eventuality of equality from the likes of trending, A-list actors at their peak.
Though this filmed »
- Nicholas Bell
'Everest' 2015, with Jake Gyllenhaal at the Venice Film Festival. What global warming? Venice Film Festival 2015 jury: Oscar winner Alfonso Cuarón president The 2015 Venice Film Festival, to be held Sept. 2–12, has announced the members of its three main juries: Venezia 72, Horizons, and the Luigi De Laurentiis Award for Best Debut Film. In case you're wondering, “Why Venezia 72”? Well, the simple answer is that this is the 72nd edition of the festival. Looking at the lists below, you'll notice that, as usual, Europeans dominate the award juries. The only two countries from the Americas represented are the U.S. and Mexico, and here and there you'll find a sprinkling of Asian film talent. Golden Lion jury The Golden Lion – Venezia 72 Competition – jury is comprised by the following: Jury President Alfonso Cuarón, the first Mexican national to take home the Best Director Academy Award (for the Sandra Bullock-George Clooney »
- Anna Robinson
The performance of an actor playing a villainous role can sometimes be the most interesting part of the film. This is an in-depth look at some of those performances which were awarded with an Oscar.
To get a good character in film, you have to develop that character. The audience needs to see the world through their eyes in order to understand their perspective and motivations. This is especially true with villains, which are arguably more difficult to develop than a traditional protagonist. Often times villains are given the short end of the characterization stick in any given film, which makes sense. It’s not easy making an action that could hurt or harm other people seem logical, so many films don’t put much effort into it. The audience recognizes a villain when they see one, and they know he is bad because of his actions, no matter how questionable they may be. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (G.S. Perno)
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