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Border Crossing is a cat-and-mouse tale about a psychologist who reopens old wounds and an old case after he rescues a drowning person whom he helped convict 12 years earlier.
The Film Community’s Jamin O’Brien and Daniel L Blanc produce alongside Radium Cheung.
Electric’s head of international distribution Sonia Mehandjiyska brought the project to the company and will lead sales efforts on the Croisette.
Vice-president of acquisitions Jernej Razen and vice-president of business and legal affairs worldwide distribution Craig Gates negotiated the deal for Electric.
“We are very excited to be collaborating with Electric,” said O’Brien »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Occasionally, a movie villain will pause for a moment to deliver a brief story or anecdote. And often, these apparently incidental tales tell us a lot about an antagonist's state of mind, experiences or warped worldview.
We've compiled a selection of 20 here. Some of them are blackly funny. Many are disturbing. One or two are even moving. The first one's very strange. All of them bring something unique to each particular film in which they appear, and all of them are laced with a delicious hint of menace.
20. Xander - Enemies Closer (2013)
"When I was a little boy at my grandmama's place, she had a lovely goose. I named her Edith, after the French singer Edith Piaf..."
We begin with a delightfully weird story from Peter Hyams' 2013 thriller, »
At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's streaming on Netflix, we've got you covered.
New on DVD and Blu-ray
Amy Adams won a Golden Globe for her performance as Margaret Keane, the true 1950s artist of big-eyed waif portraits, with Christoph Waltz playing her husband, Walter, who took all the credit. Tim Burton's drama was released as a digital download on April 3 but it's on DVD, Blu-ray and On Demand as of April 14. The DVD and Blu-ray releases include "The Making of Big Eyes," and the Blu-ray also includes Q&A Highlights.
Director David Cronenberg's satire of the Hollywood film industry was released on DVD and Blu-ray in the U.K. and France last year and Germany in March, but it's finally getting a U.S. release on April 14. Julianne Moore leads the dark comedy's all-star cast, »
- Gina Carbone
BAFTA has dated its annual film awards for the next three years.
According to Variety, the next Ee British Academy Film Awards will be held on Sunday, February 14, 2016.
This will be followed by ceremonies on Sunday, February 12, 2017 and Sunday, February 18, 2018.
The awards are expected to continue to be held at London's Royal Opera House and be broadcast by the BBC.
The Academy also announced that it will hold this year's BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards on Friday, October 30, with the ceremony taking place at La's Beverly Hilton hotel.
The annual Britannia Awards are held to honour contributions to the collaborative relationship between the UK and Us film industries, with previous winners including Sir Anthony Hopkins, Dame Judi Dench, George Clooney, Dame Helen Mirren, Idris Elba, Benedict Cumberbatch and Emma Watson.
The nominees for this year's British Academy Television Awards were announced last week. »
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts announced a handful of award show dates on Friday, including the slate for the next three installments of the Ee British Academy Film Awards.
In 2016, the Ee British Academy Film Awards will air Feb. 14, followed by the next installment on Feb. 12, 2017. The 2018 awards will air Feb. 18.
These ceremonies will all take place in London at the Royal Opera House. BBC is set to broadcast the proceedings. BAFTA’s film awards sometimes serve as Oscar indicators; Eddie Redmayne, J.K. Simmons, Julianne Moore and Patricia Arquette all won for their performances at the most recent ceremony.
The announcement included information about BAFTA/La’s Britannia Awards: that ceremony will take place Oct. 30 at the Beverly Hilton. The Britannia Awards honor those in the industry for their commitment to collaboration between the U.S. and U.K. film industries. Past honorees include Anthony Hopkins, Judi Dench, »
- Marianne Zumberge
BAFTA also announces date for the next Britannia Awards in Los Angeles.
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has revealed the dates for its film awards for the next three years.
The Ee British Academy Film Awards will take place on February 14 2016, February 12 2017 and February 18 2018.
The awards will again be held at London’s Royal Opera House and broadcast by the BBC. This year, the four performance winners – Eddie Redmayne, Jk Simmons, Julianne Moore and Patricia Arquette – also went on to win Oscars.
The ratings for this year’s film awards increased in the UK and were broadcast in every major territory in the world and seen for the first time on Youku Tudo, China’s leading internet television broadcaster.
The announcement came just a day after the dates for the next three Academy Awards were revealed.
It was also announced that the BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards will take place on Friday »
- email@example.com (Michael Rosser)
Helen Mirren is perhaps the only actress of her generation who can come close to matching Meryl Streep in terms of still finding quality film roles and delivering spellbinding performances. This week, she takes on the role of a real-life Austrian immigrant, seeking justice for her family by reclaiming a lost piece of art stolen during WWII, in the drama Woman in Gold (2015). Early reviews have been mixed, yet Mirren, as usual, has been showered with praise for another stunning portrayal from the Oscar winner.
For all the nuance that Mirren no doubt brings to Woman in Gold, it surely won’t be able to hold a candle to her finest post-Queen role, as the wife of the master of suspense in Hitchcock (2012). Based on the book by Stephen Rebello, Hitchcock chronicles Alfred Hitchcock’s (Anthony Hopkins) long journey in bringing the now-classic Psycho (1960) to the screen. The film depicts »
- Frank Calvillo
Coming to theater on April 3rd is the film Effie Gray.
The film explores the fascinating, true story of the relationship between Victorian England’s greatest mind, John Ruskin, and his teenage bride, Euphemia “Effie” Gray, who leaves him for the Pre-Raphaelite painter John Everett Millais.
Effie Gray is the first original screenplay written by Oscar-winning screenwriter Emma Thompson. In this impeccably crafted period drama, Thompson delicately and incisively probes the marital politics of the Victorian Era, and beyond.
- Michelle McCue
Director: Daniel Alfredson
Running time: 95 minutes
Synopsis: The inside story of the planning, execution, rousing aftermath and ultimate downfall of the kidnappers of beer tycoon Alfred “Freddy” Heineken, which resulted in the largest ransom ever paid for an individual.
We love movies here at Thn, we really do. Every movie that gets made is a little film miracle, what with all the obstacles they face along the way. Sometimes though, and thankfully it’s not too often, we see a film that makes us wish one of those obstacles had tried a tad harder to hinder the output – Kidnapping Freddy Heineken is the latest to fall into this sad, unforgiving box.
Purporting to be an action crime drama, the film is based on the true story of a dutch gang of criminals who decide to kidnap the CEO of the Heineken brewing company, »
- Victoria Bull
Lionsgate has acquired North American rights to Beyond Deceit, the legal thriller that marks the directorial debut of screenwriter Shintaro Shimosawa. The movie, currently in production in New Orleans, features a cast led by Josh Duhamel that also includes Al Pacino, Anthony Hopkins, Malin Akerman, Alice Eve, Julia Stiles and Byung-hun Lee. Release plans were not revealed, but a potential first-quarter 2016 opening is being eyed. Deceit tells of an ambitious young lawyer (Duhamel) who takes on a big case against a ruthless executive of a pharmaceutical company (Hopkins), only to find himself drawn into a murder case in which he is
- Borys Kit
Jonathan Nolan is one of the most in-demand screenwriters in Hollywood today. His first four screenplays, which he co-wrote with brother Christopher Nolan, are among the top #100 most-loved films according to the Internet Movie Database (The Prestige, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises and, now, Interstellar). You could even count a fifth title in that grouping if you include his story credit for Memento, for which he received an Oscar nomination.
Still, Nolan is not just a potent creative collaborator of one of the world’s biggest directors. He has branched off to become a creative force on the small screen, too. He created the hit CBS drama Person of Interest, which draws in around 10 million viewers a week, and is also hard at work on Westworld, an HBO sci-fi drama set to air later this year based on Michael Crichton’s novel. With an ensemble cast including Anthony Hopkins, »
- Jordan Adler
★★☆☆☆ Take care to not place too much hope into the misery-inducing yet somehow star-studded caper Kidnapping Freddy Heineken (2015). It's a head-scratcher of a flick if only for the fact that viewers will spend the duration of the film wondering what precisely caused Anthony Hopkins to sign on as the titular character. Based on actual events, this incarnation gives way to a shoddy production rather than quality storytelling. There's wasted potential here, but is there any saving grace? It's 1982 in Amsterdam. A group of best friends - also business partners - find themselves at the end of their rope. Their finances have been drained on their start-up company in light of a recession.
- CineVue UK
He will oversee marketing for the company, which supports EuropaCorp’s film releases in the United States along with Relativity’s slate. Gargotta will report to Relativity president Tucker Tooley and EuropaCorp CEO Christophe Lambert.
Gargotta stepped down in July as president of Sony Pictures Worldwide Creative Advertising in one of a long line of departures at the Culver City lot. During 13 years at Sony, Gargotta oversaw and conceived marketing campaigns for “The Da Vinci Code,” “Salt,” the “Jump Street” movies, “American Hustle” and “The Amazing Spider-Man” franchise, along with the ad materials for the last three James Bond titles — “Casino Royale,” “Quantum of Solace” and “Skyfall.”
He previously worked at Intralink Film Graphic Design and Trailer Park Inc.
- Dave McNary
Korean production and distribution combine Showbox will unwrap a slew of big-budget titles for pre-sale at this week’s Hong Kong FilMart convention and rights market.
“Assassination,” currently in post-production, reunites director Choi Dong-hoon with several members of his team from 2012 megahit “The Thieves.” Returning stars include Gianna Jun (“The Berlin File”) and Lee Jung-jae (“Big Match”), matched with Ha Jung-woo, star of “The Chaser.” They are joined by veteran supporting actors Oh Dal-soo and Cho Jin-woong, who have recently added record breakers “Ode to My Father” and “Roaring Currents,” respectively, to their credits.
Veteran actor Song Kang-ho (“The Attorney”) and young talent Yoo Ah-in (“Thread of Lies”) head the cast of “The Throne,” which also launches at FilMart. Set in the Joseon dynasty, the period drama features crown prince Sado, who is locked up in a rice chest because of his father’s political decision. Period drama specialist »
- Sonia Kil
On the Ealing Studios lot, which once played host to Alec Guinness and the Ealing Comedies — and is now the residence of Downton Abbey — Anthony Hopkins and Ian McKellen have been shooting BBC/Starz's upcoming The Dresser. This is the adaptation of Ronald Harwood's classic play that's produced by Colin Callender's Playground Entertainment. It's the first time in many years that a play has been adapted in such a way for television. And it joins the two veteran stars… »
Malin Akerman, Byung-hun Lee, Glen Powell and Leah McKendrick will co-star in the pic, which centers on an ambitious young lawyer (Duhamel, replacing Dan Stevens after the latter actor dropped out over conflicts with Beauty and the Beast) who takes on a major case against the ruthless executive of a pharmaceutical giant, only to find himself framed for murder.
Eve will take on the supporting role of his wife, but it’s unclear whether Hopkins or Pacino will be playing the chief antagonist. Adam Mason and Simon Boyes (red-hot SXSW selection Hangman) penned the script, which Shimosawa then rewrote.
Beyond Deceit is just one more screen credit for Duhamel and Eve, who are each racking up tons right now. »
- Isaac Feldberg
Duhamel will star as an ambitious lawyer who becomes the focus of a murder investigation after taking on a case against a powerful pharmaceutical executive.
Josh Duhamel and Alice Eve have joined Anthony Hopkins and Al Pacino in Beyond Deceit, a legal thriller that will mark the directorial debut of screenwriter Shintaro Shimosawa. Glen Powell, who will appear in Ryan Murphy’s upcoming Scream Queens, and Leah McKendrick are also joining the cast, which already includes Malin Akerman and Byung-hun Lee. Duhamel is stepping into the shoes previously worn by Dan Stevens, who dropped out due to a conflict with Disney's live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast. Duhamel will now star as an ambitious young lawyer who takes on a big case
- Borys Kit
Home Box Office announced today the name of its standalone premium streaming service - HBO Now - and that the service will launch this April, bringing the highly anticipated new product to audiences in time for the fifth season of Game of Thrones. HBO and Apple also announced that for the first time an HBO subscription will be made available directly to Apple customers through HBO Now.
HBO Now provides instant access to HBO's acclaimed programming. Watch every episode of every season of the best series programming, more of the biggest and latest Hollywood hit movies, original HBO Films, groundbreaking documentaries, sports and comedy and music specials. To subscribe to the streaming service HBO Now, consumers only need the internet.
It's now official! HBO announced today the name of its standalone premium streaming service – HBO Now – and that the service will launch this April, bringing the product to audiences in time for the fifth season of "Game of Thrones." HBO and Apple also announced that for the first time an HBO subscription will be made available directly to Apple customers through HBO Now. HBO Now provides instant access to HBO’s acclaimed programming, original series, the latest Hollywood hit movies, original HBO Films, groundbreaking documentaries, sports and comedy and music specials. Highly-anticipated upcoming original programs like "Westworld," the drama series starring Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris and Evan Rachel Wood; "The Brink," the dark comedy series starring Jack Black and Tim Robbins; the new season of the Emmy-winning "True Detective" with Vince Vaughn, Colin Farrell and Rachel McAdams; and HBO...
- Tambay A. Obenson
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