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The San Diego Film Festival has announced the Gala, Competition, Spotlight and Short Film sections for its 14th year celebration.
Screenings leading the program include Daniel Alfredson’s “Go With Me,” starring Anthony Hopkins, Julia Stiles and Ray Liotta; Paolo Sorrentino’s “Youth,” starring Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel, Rachel Weisz, Paul Dano and Jane Fonda; Reed Morano’s “Meadowland,” starring Olivia Wilde, Luke Wilson and Juno Temple; Tony McNamara’s “Ashby,” starring Mickey Rourke, Nat Wolff, Emma Roberts and Sarah Silverman; Lawrence Roeck’s “Diablo,” starring Scott Eastwood, Camilla Belle and Danny Glover; Adam Salky’s “I Smile Back,” starring Sarah Silverman and John Charles; and the documentary “He Named Me Malala.”
“We are excited to debut this year’s diverse selection of films to our enthusiastic film loving community,” said Tonya Mantooth, executive VP, San Diego Film Festival. “Our 2015 fillm slate has it all, from Hollywood’s most buzzed »
- Jacob Bryant
This past Saturday, NBC called time on its chilling horror drama Hannibal. Chilling thanks to the hard work orchestrated by its creator Bryan Fuller, who adapted Thomas Harris’ novels into three seasons of mind-boggling brilliance, the likes of which rarely grace the small screen. Nevertheless, the network axed the show, making this weekend’s episode both the season and series finale.
Despite all the major networks and streaming outlets turning down the chance to snap up the show, Fuller remains cautiously optimistic on the future of the series. His faith in Lecter’s continued story is such, that in a recent batch of interviews to ring out Hannibal’s exit, he spoke on the subject of what that elusive season 4 might look like as he told Hitfix:
“Martha De Laurentiis is looking into financing for a feature film. The season 4 that we were going to tell is such a restart »
- Gem Seddon
James Woods in 'Videodrome.' James Woods in $10 million Twitter lawsuit feud: Crassly vocal right-wing actor goes after two crassly vocal users who attacked him In a letter dated Aug. 21, '15, Twitter attorney Ryan Mrazik ridiculed Surf's Up and Scary Movie 2 actor James Woods, while also highlighting the potentially dangerous precedent of a $10 million lawsuit the 68-year-old entertainer filed against a Twitter user last July. The lawsuit was followed by a subpoena demanding that the social media giant reveal the user's identity and that of another user with whom Woods has been embroiled in the (generally) no-holds-barred Twitterverse. In case you're unfamiliar with the name, these days the two-time Oscar-nominated Woods is best known for a supporting role as a right-wing sociopath in Roland Emmerich's thriller White House Down, starring Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx (as a liberal-minded U.S. president despised by Woods' character), and for his relentless, »
- Zac Gille
“Hannibal” has likely had its last supper, concluding a somewhat ungainly third season that delved further into its literary underpinnings. Assuming there’s no stay of execution, the NBC series goes down as one of the most meticulously produced – and hunger inducing – in the recent annals of network TV, one that finally appeared to run out of options along with hospitable real estate.
Despite an extremely loyal cadre of fans, showrunner Bryan Fuller’s program endured various indignities during the course of its run, among them being moved to Saturday nights to mitigate ratings damage to the network. Viewing had always been low (with international financing keeping production viable), but tune-in shriveled further after its relocation. And while there was talk of a revival elsewhere, that always looked more hopeful than likely, demonstrating that Netflix and Hulu can’t always be counted upon to reheat network leftovers.
None of that »
- Brian Lowry
As Hannibal closes out its run on NBC tomorrow night, it also puts the six-episode Red Dragon arc to rest. The story line comes from Thomas Harris's novel Red Dragon, where FBI agent Will Graham tries to catch the serial killer by enlisting the help of another — one Dr. Hannibal Lecter. With Bryan Fuller's interpretation, there have now been three major screen adaptations of the book, including Michael Mann's Manhunter and Brett Ratner's Red Dragon. In the former, William Petersen and Brian Cox play Will and Hannibal, and in the latter, it's Edward Norton and Anthony Hopkins. Video editor Matthew Morettini found that the dialogue in each one remained remarkably faithful to Harris's book, which allowed him to seamlessly re-create the scene where Will first approaches Dr. Lecter to ask for his help. The edit is remarkable, and it allows you to see the distinct variations in each interpretation. »
- E. Alex Jung
Beasts have always provided fantastic source material for horror filmmakers across the ages, whether from the mythical world or the natural. To celebrate the release of Into the Grizzly Maze last week we take a look back at some the biggest, baddest beasts on film…
Into the Grizzly Maze (2015)
Starring James Marsden, Thomas Jane and Billy Bob Thornton, Into the Grizzly Maze tells the story of a sheriff (Jane), thrown into turmoil when a massive rogue grizzly wreaks havoc in a local Alaskan community. Enlisting the help of his estranged brother (Marsden) he enters the labyrinthine Grizzly Maze to track down his missing wife, before the bear does. As the body count mounts, things are only further complicated when an infamous bear hunter (Thornton) enters the fray, determined to take down the bear he’s been waiting for his whole life…
- Phil Wheat
Jonathan Demmes Silence of the Lambs was a game changing film. It reminded fans critics and studios that horror pictures (Silence could be called a thriller but it most certainly contains very very heavy horror elements) not only have a rightful place in the mainstream theyre totally and completely capable of truly thriving. The film opened in the number one slot at the box office before eventually pulling in more than 272 million worldwide. It won five Oscars (including Best Picture Best Actor in a Leading Role and Best Actress in a Leading Role) a Golden Globe award and a handful of Saturn awards. It provided a platform for Anthony Hopkins to bring another legendary role to life. It was in short the movie in 1991. »
Filming has started in Western Australia on the new Ben C. Lucas science fiction thriller, Other Life,.
This is the second feature for Lucas, whose debut, Wasted on the Young, was acquired by Paramount in Australia and nominated for an Aacta Award after a successful festival circuit including Sydney Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, Pusan International Film Festival, South By Southwest Film Festival, and Torino Film Festival.
Otherlife will be produced by Jamie Hilton, Michael Pontin, Janelle Landers, Aidan O.Bryan, Marco Mehlitz,Tommaso Fiacchino, and Bo Hyde. Executive producers include Phil Hunt, Compton Ross, Kendal Morgan Rhodes,Josh Pomeranz, Viv Scanu, and Stephen Boyle.
- Brian Karlovsky
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 »
The Hollywood Reporter reports that principal photography will being in March 2016 at Pinewood Dominican Republic Studios. Zorro Reborn will be set in the near future with a masked hero taking on bad-guys, very much like the original legend.
The story of Zorro heralds from 1919, a creation of New York–based pulp writer Johnston McCulley. He was first seen as Don Diego de la Vega in “The Curse of Capistrano”, serialized that year in five parts in the magazine All-Story Weekly. Since then the character has been seen in countless European, Mexican and American films, with Antonio Banderas featuring as Zorro in the last »
- Paul Heath
This review contains spoilers.
3.11 And The Beast From The Sea
The incomparable Laura Akers is off on vacation this week and asked if I might write something about this past week's Hannibal, And The Beast From The Sea in her stead. So prepare yourselves for something nowhere near as insightful and entertaining as Laura's regular work.
I've been a Hannibal obsessive since the series premiered in 2013. I've followed the trials and tribulations of Fuller and company as they struggled to stay on the air despite abysmal ratings, and while Season One had its weaknesses, I found Season Two to be remarkable from start to finish. The contentious nature of Season Three hasn't been an issue for me either, as I found the meandering time spent in Italy »
Ricky Church reviews the eleventh episode of Hannibal season 3…
This week’s Hannibal wasted no time getting started as the titular doctor immediately got to work on Francis Dolarhyde, manipulating the Red Dragon to do his bidding. It was an intense episode throughout as several pieces came to together in an efficient manner.
Mads Mikkelsen and Richard Armitage were on top of their games in ‘And The Beast From The Sea’. We’ve seen Hannibal manipulate others and do despicable things, but his actions in this episode were on another level as we’ve never seen him willingly put a mother and son, people he had never even met before, in danger out of pure spite. The fact that he reasoned it would be Will putting them in danger through his failure to protect them was a scary insight into his mind. It further proves that Hannibal is just as »
- Ricky Church
Before long, ever movie will become a TV show in the future. It's certainly not a new idea, as many movies have gotten the TV adaptation treatment. But over the past year, each network has ramped up this idea, abandoning new ideas to instead focus on series that already have a built in audience and title recognition. The latest movie series to head to the small screen is Red, which debuted in 2010 and was followed by a sequel in 2013. NBC is behind this new iteration, though it's not known if Summit Entertainment has now abandoned the idea of another big screen sequel.
NBC is developing the Red TV series as an hourlong action drama that will be directly based on the feature film franchise. The small screen version is coming from the big screen series' creative team. Jon Hoeber and Erich Hoeber, the duo behind both the Red and Red 2 screenplay, »
When Shaun decides to take the day off and have some fun, he gets a little more action than he bargained for. A mix up with The Farmer, a caravan, and a very steep hill lead them all to the Big City and it’s up to Shaun and the flock to return everyone safely to Mossy Bottom Farm.
Shaun The Sheep Movie powers through visual puns, sight gags and rollicking plot twists to arrive at a hard-won realization: there’s no place like home.
As there is no dialogue from any of the characters, the music plays such an important role in the movie. That’s where the fantastic, colorful score from composer Ilan Eshkeri comes in.
Complete with the Shaun the Sheep theme, lively cues, and songs, including the award-friendly “Feels Like Summer” song, Eshkeri score is a wonderful soundtrack for a very funny film.
Eshkeri’s recent film work includes Still Alice, »
- Michelle McCue
Inspired by the Richard Lester retrospective at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, August 7-13.When the great Omar Sharif died recently, the BBC's coverage of the sad event included clips from Lawrence of Arabia and Dr. Zhivago, of course, and then cut to Richard Lester's Juggernaut just as the voice-over commented on the declining quality of Sharif's later films, causing me to splutter into my cocoa and pen angry letters to Auntie Beeb in my mind, for Juggernaut is a fantastic example of seventies British cinema. It's what I remember seventies Britain being like. The Christmas scene in Ken Russell's Tommy has the same effect on me, but that's because I was a kid in the seventies.Brown and orange color schemes, older men with long hair, and grim political discussions that went over my head but seemed to portend explosive doom: that was the United Kingdom in Ad 1974. In Juggernaut, »
- David Cairns
The first pictures from BBC One's new adaptation of War & Peace have arrived.
This television version will condense elements of Leo Tolstoy's iconic 1869 novel about the Napoleonic French army's invasion of Russia into six episodes.
It was recently confirmed that Lifetime, A+ E and History will all simulcast the limited series event.
War & Peace will air on BBC One this winter. »
Throughout a very prolific and sometimes uneven career as an incredibly notable genre filmmaker, Wes Craven’s aesthetic often grapples with issues of revenge and adolescence, having given birth to the iconic The Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream franchises, both series exploring notions of metatextual reinvention. Cutting his teeth with grindhouse horror titles that have since been re-made, many of his more obscure offerings have languished in the critical realm of inconsequential desolation. But it’s his 1991 offering The People Under the Stairs which is worthy of reappraisal, arguably the filmmaker’s best and most bizarre work. Campy, hysterical, creepy, and replete with a socially conscious message, it’s an early 90s cult classic that retains its power to delight and weird out.
Poindexter, aka Fool (Brandon Quintin Adams) as his older tarot card toting sister Ruby (Kelly Jo Minter) calls him, has just learned they’re behind on rent three days. »
- Nicholas Bell
A major contender on HBO’s forthcoming TV slate is the sci-fi series Westworld. A revamped small screen adaptation of Michael Crichton’s 1973 movie of the same name, it’s packing in the pedigree both in front and behind the camera. So, why then has the network kept the show on such a short marketing leash? It’s likely due to the release date being pushed back from end of 2015 to the noncommittal “sometime in 2016.”
Nevertheless, yesterday saw the first new glimpse at the movie since December – when HBO included a brief shot at the show in its “year ender” promo – as a 30-second teaser clip aired during the True Detective finale. As opposed to a full-length trailer fleshing out the narrative beats, this is a tantalizing tonal appetizer of what’s to come.
It opens as Evan Rachel Wood’s character Dolores undergoes an interrogation, followed by momentary flashes of seemingly unconnected people. »
- Gem Seddon
On Sunday night, HBO concluded its run of the second, and largely dismissed, season of True Detective. The finale clocked in at a whopping 90 minutes; yet in a mere 30 seconds, the teaser for the network’s highly touted series Westworld stole much of that show’s thunder.
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- Nigel M Smith
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