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Robert Rodriguez Recalls His Entree to Hollywood With Student Film ‘El Mariachi’

31 July 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

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

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Jenny’s Wedding | Review

30 July 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

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.

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- Nicholas Bell

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Mexican Oscar-Winning Filmmaker to Head Top Venice Jury: 3D Disaster Thriller to Open Fest

28 July 2015 2:28 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'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

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Oscar Winning Villain Performances

26 July 2015 4:55 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

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. »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (G.S. Perno)

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12 Of The Most Iconic Movie Posters of All

17 July 2015 10:14 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Hundreds of movies are released every year, and for every movie that’s released, there’s a movie poster to go along with it.

While these movie posters typically do a great job of advertising the film for a few weeks prior to release, very few of them end up being remembered for more than a few seconds, let alone months or years.

But, there are some movie posters that stand the test of time, and over the years, have become iconic works of art in their own right. We’re talking about films like Jaws, Titanic, and the many others featured below which you can purchase at any time at great sites like fastprint.

#1 – Trainspotting

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Trainspotting is a dark, twisted British movie released in 1996, directed by Danny Boyle and starring Ewan McGregor.

It’s become one of the most iconic films of all time over the years, and »

- Staff

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Lila & Eve | Review

16 July 2015 5:30 PM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Day of the Mother: Stone’s Flighty Revenge Thriller Favors Laughs

There’s a certain degree of entertainment to be gleaned from director Charles Stone III’s latest feature, Lila & Eve, from first time screenwriter Pat Gilfallan, though unfortunately in the form of unintentional comedy. Derided as a camp after its late premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, it’s Stone’s first directorial feature in over a decade (he’s been working in television since the 2004 Bernie Mac headlined Mr 3000, including the widely discussed TLC Lifetime film CrazySexyCool), and most likely won’t garner much favorable attention. Bearing the familiar turns we’ve become accustomed to in the limited subgenre of female driven revenge films, Gilfallan peppers his scenario with bits of illogical instances and eventually neuters the shock value of his big twist well before the third act begins. And even though this robs the film of its sleazy, »

- Nicholas Bell

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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are ‘Sisters’ in new trailer

15 July 2015 7:07 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are total Besties, right? Whether it’s the update desk or making jokes about Jodie Foster’s Beaver at the Golden Globes, the two of them together in the same room are unstoppable. They don’t look anything alike, but they may as well be sisters.

While Baby Mama was something of a let down, their latest Sisters gives us exactly the crass, goofy gal-mance we’ve been waiting for since last awards season. Directed by Pitch Perfect‘s Jason Moore and written by SNL and 30 Rock writer Paula Pell, Sisters also stars Maya Rudolph, Kate McKinnon, Ike Barinholtz, John Leguizamo, Bobby Moynihan, Rachel Dratch, and John Cena. Here’s the synopsis:

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler reunite for Sisters, a new film from Pitch Perfect director Jason Moore about two disconnected sisters summoned home to clean out their childhood bedroom before their parents sell the family house. »

- Brian Welk

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Hannibal: 15 Things to Know about the Show’s Fate

12 July 2015 10:38 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Anyone hoping that Hannibal's Comic-Con appearance would have a big announcement about how the show will continue—after being canceled by NBC, and passed on by Netflix and Amazon—will be disappointed. But Fannibals and press hoping to get a jovial panel and press conference to reward their fandom with a thoughtful Q&A, and a classy wink at cosplay from show creator Bryan Fuller, were richly rewarded. Hugh Dancy (who plays Will Graham) did acknowledge, “It’s very bittersweet being here. I don’t expect to have an experience of this nature ever again. And I’m not saying that with negativity, the whole experience [has been] profound.” But the mood in the air was certainly filled with a gratitude that they were able to do the show as they pleased. And it was hard to be down while Fuller was smiling broadly and cracking jokes while wearing a Star Wars tuxedo. »

- Brian Formo

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Why Gay Movie Stars Are Staying Locked in the Closet

29 June 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

There’s a vast and growing list of prominent gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender media and entertainment figures — just don’t count movie stars among them.

Celebrities such as Ellen DeGeneres, Caitlyn Jenner and Neil Patrick Harris have kicked open the closet door with little to no damage to their careers. In some cases, they’ve found themselves more in demand after revealing their sexual preferences or gender identification.

Yet there’s one glass ceiling that remains stubbornly resistant to cracks.

No A-list film actor has yet to come out publicly while at the pinnacle of his or her career. Sure, Jodie Foster gave an elliptical Golden Globes speech about being a lesbian, and out actors Ian McKellen and Zachary Quinto helped anchor the “X-Men” and “Lord of the Rings” series, and the rebooted “Star Trek” films, respectively. Yet despite their prodigious talents, none of them has the power to »

- Brent Lang

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Bryan Fuller Had Asked Jodie Foster to Direct Hannibal

26 June 2015 10:57 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

One of the hopes we had for season four of Hannibal was the possible introduction of Clarice Starling, a character made famous by Jodie Foster in The Silence of the Lambs. MGM has the rights to the character, though, and last year, showrunner Bryan Fuller said that he had planned to include Starling and others in his ever-expanding Hannibal universe. “It’s always been tricky with MGM because they have all the characters that originate in Silence of the Lambs, and there are so many, not just Clarice,” Fuller told Vulture on the red carpet at the Saturn Awards Thursday night, where the show took home three awards, including Best Network TV Series. “I want Buffalo Bill. I want to tell the Buffalo Bill story in a way that hasn’t been told before.”Fuller had also joked that they could have a character called “Schmarice Schmarling” as a way around the copyright issue. »

- Valentina I. Valentini

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How Gay Stars Have Come Out

26 June 2015 8:45 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Following Friday's Supreme Court ruling that legalizes gay marriage nationwide, we're taking a look at how celebrities have come out over the years. In 2014, Ellen Page attended the Time to Thrive conference in Las Vegas and came out during her speech, admitting that she was tired of lying by omission. The brave declaration came on the heels of actress Maria Bello's coming-out essay in The New York Times, as well as British Olympic diver Tom Daley's confessional YouTube video addressing his own sexuality, both of which made headlines at the end of 2013. Ellen, Maria, and Tom joined a growing number of stars who have paved the way for gay people everywhere by coming out, including Frank Ocean, Anderson Cooper, and Jodie Foster, who came out at the Golden Globes in 2013. Be inspired by these celebrities who've used magazines, talk shows, and their blogs to come out, then see »

- Tara-Block

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'Hannibal' Producers in Talks with Amazon and Netflix for Season 4

25 June 2015 8:08 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Earlier this week, we learned that Hannibal was canceled after just three seasons. Immediately after the news was made public, creator and executive producer Bryan Fuller sent Twitter into a frenzy with his #SaveHannibal campaign. The horror drama based on the popular movie and novel series revolving around cannibal Hannibal Lecture soon garnered much interest from outside parties looking to pick-up Season 4. Bryan Fuller has now confirmed that talks are happening with Netflix and Amazon to bring the series back. No deals have yet been made, with Bryan Fuller stating the following to Variety.

"I know there have been discussions on a couple of fronts with Netflix and Amazon. But I believe our deal with Amazon precludes a Netflix component so I think Netflix, who has expressed interest and has expressed great enthusiasm for the show... I don't think contractually with our Amazon contract, they can pick up the show. »

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Hannibal: NBC cancellation, season 4 options, the future

25 June 2015 1:11 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

What are the chances we'll see Hannibal season 4 after the NBC cancellation? We take a look at possible avenues for a return...

The news that Bryan Fuller’s horror masterpiece Hannibal has been cancelled by NBC was upsetting, but unsurprising news. Hannibal’s ratings have gone from bad to worse this year, as the series doubled down on the surreal, macabre strangeness that arguably made it so inaccessible to a casual audience in the first place. And while Hannibal has proven itself to be a critical darling with a passionate fan base, it’s honestly a wonder that a show as unique and stubbornly left-of-centre as this one lasted as long as it did on NBC. 

But while the news of the cancellation was met with the requisite anger and disappointment across the internet, the responses from key creatives seemed far from pessimistic about the future of the show. This is, »

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Dick Van Patten, ‘Eight Is Enough’ and ‘Love Boat’ Star, Dies at 86

23 June 2015 7:50 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Dick Van Patten, who played the paterfamilias on the 1980s TV dramedy “Eight Is Enough,” died on Tuesday morning. He was 86.

Patten died at Saint John’s Hospital in Santa Monica, Calif. due to complications from diabetes.

The always-genial, round-faced actor also appeared in Disney films including “Freaky Friday” (the original, Jodie Foster version) as well as Mel Brooks comedies “High Anxiety,” “Robin Hood: Men in Tights” and “Space Balls.”

Though long associated with television and film comedies, the actor spent a great deal of time onstage, making the first of his two dozen or so appearances on Broadway as a child back in 1937, in Kurt Weill’s “The Eternal Road.”

He had most recently appeared onscreen in a guest role as Lester on TV Land’s “Hot in Cleveland.” Other relatively recent credits include “7th Heaven” in 2004, “Arrested Development” in 2005, “That ’70s Show” in 2006 and “The Sarah Silverman Program »

- Carmel Dagan

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Dick Van Patten, ‘Eight Is Enough’ Star, Dies at 86

23 June 2015 7:50 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Dick Van Patten, who played the paterfamilias on the 1980s TV dramedy “Eight Is Enough,” died on Tuesday morning. He was 86.

Patten died at Saint John’s Hospital in Santa Monica, Calif., due to complications from diabetes.

The always-genial, round-faced actor also appeared in Disney films including “Freaky Friday” (the original, Jodie Foster version) as well as Mel Brooks comedies “High Anxiety,” “Robin Hood: Men in Tights” and “Space Balls.”

Though long associated with television and film comedies, the actor spent a great deal of time on stage, making the first of his two dozen or so appearances on Broadway as a child back in 1937, in Kurt Weill’s “The Eternal Road.”

He had most recently appeared onscreen in a guest role as Lester on TV Land’s “Hot in Cleveland.” Other relatively recent credits include “7th Heaven” in 2004, “Arrested Development” in 2005, “That ’70s Show” in 2006 and “The Sarah Silverman »

- Carmel Dagan

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‘Hannibal': Producers Stoke Fan Support with ‘#SaveHannibal’ Twitter Campaign

22 June 2015 7:00 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Hannibal” is not going quietly.

As word spread of NBC’s decision to cancel the show after the conclusion of its third season in August, producers took to the Twitterverse with a #SaveHannibal campaign to demonstrate the depth of the show’s fan engagement to prospective new outlets.

Producers Gaumont Intl. Television and Martha De Laurentiis of the De Laurentiis Co. are actively shopping the show to new buyers, ranging from digital outlets to cable channels. The prequel to “Silence of the Lambs” reportedly had plans to introduce the Clarice Starling character, played by Jodie Foster in the Oscar-winning 1991 movie, in its fourth season.

In the meantime, the show’s hardcore fans, known as “Fannibals,” are keeping the show trending in the U.S. and other markets on social-media platforms. Exec producer Bryan Fuller, who just last week earned a series greenlight for a fantasy drama at Starz, “American Gods, »

- Cynthia Littleton

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NBC’s Hannibal Series Cancelled

22 June 2015 3:24 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Today is a sad one for fans of NBC's Hannibal, as it's been revealed that the currently in progress third season of the series will be the final one. Hannibal has been cancelled.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, NBC has given Bryan Fuller's TV series adaptation of Thomas Harris' novels the axe, and rights issues could be one potential reason why the series won't be moving forward. Clarice Starling, the character played by Jodie Foster and Julianne Moore on film, was thus far unable to be included in the series due to NBC not having the rights to her character.

The Starling factor is certainly not the only reason for Hannibal's cancellation. Ratings for Hannibal's third season have been relatively low, though the show continues to receive high praise from both fans of the Dr. Hannibal Lecter novels and films, as well as those who are »

- Derek Anderson

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NBC's 'Hannibal' Canceled After Three Seasons

22 June 2015 1:53 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

NBC is closing the book on Hannibal. The network has canceled Bryan Fuller's Silence of the Lambs prequel series after three seasons. The full 13-episode third season will run its course on Thursdays at 10 p.m., concluding Aug. 27.  Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that there may have been a rights issue at the center of the decision to end the series as Fuller had wanted to introduce Clarice Starling in season four, with the rights to the character previously portrayed by Jodie Foster said to be unavailable. Producers Gaumont TV are currently exploring options to find

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Gillian Anderson On ‘X-Files’ Emmy Win, Learning To Handle the Red Carpet

17 June 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The X-Files” isn’t just the series that brought Gillian Anderson her first Emmy, it was also her first major job in show business. Since then Anderson has emerged as a major force on television and the stage in both the U.S. and U.K. She earned a fifth Emmy nom for PBS mini “Bleak House” and currently stars on Netflix’s “The Fall” and NBC’s “Hannibal.” Next year, she’ll reprise her breakout role as Dana Scully for Fox’s “X-Files” limited series revival.

What do you remember about going to the Emmys for the first time?

I have the worst memory known to mankind, but for somebody coming from Grand Rapids, Mich., going to those events and being nominated amongst great people — back then it was Julianna Margulies, Christine Lahti — it was terrifying, and amazing and exciting. I think the Emmys was the first time I met Jodie Foster. »

- Geoff Berkshire

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June 16th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Chappie, The Lazarus Effect, Tentacles / Reptilicus

15 June 2015 6:04 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

This week, we’ve got another fantastic bounty of genre films hitting DVD and Blu-ray on June 16th, including a ton of cult classics like The Land that Time Forgot, Night of the Strangler and the Tentacles/Reptilicus double feature from Scream Factory.

Fans of Neill Blomkamp also have a lot to get excited about this Tuesday, as there’s a Limited Edition collector’s set featuring all three of his sci-fi actioners, with Chappie finally making his way home this week as well. Echo Bridge has put together two different DVD movie packs featuring a bunch of old-school horror movies, and the recent Blumhouse production, The Lazarus Effect, is arriving on Blu-ray and DVD, too.

Blomkamp3 Limited Edition Collection: Chappie/District 9/Elysium (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Blu-ray)

The world of Neill Blomkamp is unlike any other. Distinct of story and vision, and for the first »

- Heather Wixson

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