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Susan Sarandon on Her Vampire Lesbian Sex Scene With Catherine Deneuve

5 December 2014 9:15 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Welcome to Sexpositions, a weeklong Vulture celebration of sex scenes in movies and on TV. Throughout her long and fearless career, Susan Sarandon has appeared in a panoply of skin-baring scenes. She was the older, bolder woman who seduced a young widower played by James Spader in White Palace (1988). In Bull Durham (1990), she was a philosophical baseball groupie who bedded dim fireballer Tim Robbins. Atlantic City (1980) saw her slowly wiping down with a sponge while Burt Lancaster’s aging gangster peeps through her open window. Sarandon’s most famous erotic scene, though, is undoubtedly her tryst with Catherine Deneuve — the latter is a vampire attempting to swap blood, or “transfuse,” with Sarandon’s non-vamp — in Tony Scott’s 1983 horror flick The Hunger. Here, the actress talks us through one of cinema’s most memorable intimate encounters.We had to come up with who was pitching and who was catching. Originally, »

- Jennifer Vineyard

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Millennium snaps up Welcome To Me

3 December 2014 2:18 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The distributor has acquired Us rights to the Kristen Wiig starrer following the comedy’s September world premiere in Toronto.

Millennium has earmarked a 2015 release for the story about a narcissistic lottery winner who uses her new-found riches to launch an ill-fated TV show.

Joining Wiig on the cast are Wes Bentley, Linda Cardellini, Joan Cusack, Loretta Devine, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Thomas Mann, James Marsden, Tim Robbins and Alan Tudyk.

Shira Piven directed from a screenplay by Eliot Laurence. Welcome To Me is a Bron Studios/Gary Sanchez Production in association with Media House Capital.

Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Aaron L Gilbert, Marina Grasic, Jessica Elbaum and Wiig produced.

“In Welcome To Me Shira Piven has crafted an inspired film that features Kristen Wiig in a brilliantly funny and moving role,” said Millennium Entertainment CEO Bill Lee.

“We’re so pleased to be in business with this tremendous group of filmmakers and look forward to bringing this very »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Kristen Wiig’s ‘Welcome to Me’ Bought for U.S. by Millennium

3 December 2014 11:10 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Millennium Entertainment has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Kristen Wiig’s comedy “Welcome to Me,” three months after it premiered at the Toronto Film Festival.

The movie also stars Wes Bentley, Linda Cardellini, Joan Cusack, Loretta Devine, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Thomas Mann, James Marsden and Tim Robbins.

Shira Piven directed from a script by Eliot Laurence. Production companies are Bron Studios and Gary Sanchez Productions in association with Media House Capital. Producers are Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Aaron L. Gilbert, Marina Grasic, Jessica Elbaum, and Kristen Wiig.

Millennium plans to release the film next year.

Variety‘s Justin Chang gave “Welcome to Me” a positive review at Toronto, calling it “often startlingly inspired.”

Wiig stars in the film as a fame-obsessed woman who, after winning $86 million in lottery money, decides to spend it all on a TV show about herself.

Jason Resnick negotiated the film on behalf of Millennium Entertainment. »

- Dave McNary

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Kristen Wiig Showbiz Comedy 'Welcome to Me' Lands at Millennium

3 December 2014 11:07 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Directed by Piven and written by Eliot Laurence, "Welcome to Me" stars Kristen Wiig, Wes Bentley, Linda Cardellini, Joan Cusack, Loretta Devine, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Thomas Mann, James Marsden, Tim Robbins, and Alan Tudyk. Millennium Entertainment will release the Bron Studios/Gary Sanchez Production stateside in 2015. Here's the official synopsis: The film centers on fame obsessed Alice who, after winning $86 million in lottery money, decides to spend it all on a TV show about herself. The show reflects Alice’s larger-than-life personality but as it becomes more and more popular the people in her life begin distancing themselves, leaving Alice to decide whether celebrity and recognition really brings happiness. Reviews out of Tiff this Fall were solid, with Variety's Justin Chang writing "The chief virtue of Eliot Laurence’s first-produced screenplay is not just its simple yet comically fertile premise, but also the brisk and blithely implausible »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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Kristen Wiig’s ‘Welcome To Me’ Welcomed By Millennium Entertainment

3 December 2014 11:01 AM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Millennium Entertainment has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Welcome To Me, the Toronto Film Festival dark comedy starring Kristen Wiig. A 2015 release is planned by Millennium, which is ramping up its distribution slate after recently splitting off from a group of investors including Avi Lerner’s Nu Image.

Shira Piven directed the movie, about a fame-obsessed woman who, after winning $86 million in lottery money, decides to spend it on a TV show about herself. Eventually she must decide whether celebrity and recognition really brings happiness. Eliot Laurence wrote the script for the pic, a Bron Studios/Gary Sanchez Production in association with Media House Capital. Wiig also produced with her former SNL cohort Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Aaron L. Gilbert, Marina Grasic and Jessica ElbaumWes Bentley, Linda Cardellini, Joan Cusack, Loretta Devine, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Thomas Mann, James Marsden, Tim Robbins and Alan Tudyk co-star.

Jason Resnick negotiated »

- The Deadline Team

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A Look at Jennifer Aniston’s Movie Career

2 December 2014 10:15 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Anjelica Oswald

Managing Editor 

Jennifer Aniston, the Emmy, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award nominee, could land her first Oscar nomination for her role as a woman suffering from chronic pain after surviving a car crash in Daniel Barnz’s Cake. (It won’t be a contender in the musical or comedy category at the Golden Globes. The nominations will be announced Dec. 11.)

The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and received a standing ovation. Though the film has received mixed reviews, Aniston’s performance has been described as an ”honest, sturdy performance.” The Los Angeles Times’ Betsy Sharkey said that “it is a serious treat to see the actress stretch herself.”

Aniston embraced going sans makeup in the film (except for fake scars) and found freedom in it. At a press conference in Toronto, she said, “I loved every minute of it. It was extremely liberating to do that. »

- Anjelica Oswald

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The 35 Greatest Murder Mystery Movies Ever Made

28 November 2014 7:00 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Murder mysteries are so commonplace on TV that each week offers seemingly dozens of them on police procedural series and detective shows. But in the movies, whodunits are surprisingly rare, and really good ones rarer still. There's really only a handful of movies that excel in offering the viewer the pleasure of solving the crime along with a charismatic sleuth, often with an all-star cast of suspects hamming it up as they try not to appear guilty.

One of the best was "Murder on the Orient Express," released 40 years ago this week, on November 24, 1974. Like many films adapted from Agatha Christie novels, this one featured an eccentric but meticulous investigator (in this case, Albert Finney as Belgian epicure Hercule Poirot), a glamorous and claustrophobic setting (here, the famous luxury train from Istanbul to Paris), and a tricky murder plot with an outrageous solution. The film won an Oscar for passenger »

- Gary Susman

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The Shawshank Redemption Reunion Will Melt Your Heart a Little

21 November 2014 8:30 AM, PST | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Ever wonder how The Shawshank Redemption's Andy and Red lived out the rest of their lives? We'll never know, but we do know that Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins reunited for a screening to celebrate the film's 20th anniversary earlier this week in Beverly Hills. After two decades, the movie remains literally the highest-rated film on IMDb, tied with The Godfather. It's pretty touching to see the stars, who also both worked on 2005's War of the Worlds, together again after so long. Take a trip down memory lane with the reunion pictures, and maybe rewatch the classic this weekend! »

- Maggie-Pehanick

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Shawshank Redemption celebrates 20th anniversary: The cast then and now

21 November 2014 6:30 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

I guess it comes down to a simple choice, really. Get busy living or get busy dying.

The Shawshank Redemption celebrated its 20th anniversary this year, and to mark the occasion stars Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman and director Frank Darabont reunited for a special Academy screening of the film this week.

Digital Spy goes then and now with the cast of the beloved drama to find out what happened to them in the years since Shawshank's original release.

Tim Robbins (Andy Dufresne)

Already a well-established and respected actor by the time he won the role of Andy Dufresne, Tim Robbins saw his career surge in the wake of Shawshank. He bagged the role after Kevin Costner, Tom Hanks and Brad Pitt turned it down, but their loss was his gain.

Post-Shawshank he starred in films ranging from Mission to Mars, to High Fidelity and Green Lantern. His biggest career success »

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The Shawshank Redemption Cast Reunites 20 Years Later—Check Out Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman Now!

20 November 2014 4:25 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Andy and Red are back together again! Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman attended a screening of The Shawshank Redemption earlier this week in Beverly Hills in honor of the movie's 20th anniversary. The event was held by the Academy at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater on Nov. 18 and also included screenwriter Frank Darabont, who made his directorial debut on the Oscar-nominated flick. World War Z 's Max Brooks hosted the evening around the film, which was famously based on Stephen King's novella Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption. It's hard to believe that it's been exactly two decades since Robbins and Freeman made movie magic on the big screen. Shawshank was nominated for »

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Watch: Frank Darabont, Morgan Freeman & Tim Robbins Talk 20th Anniversary Of 'Shawnshank Redemption'

20 November 2014 2:38 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

It’s been 20 years since “The Shawshank Redemption” began its reign in our hearts and on basic cable. This week, director Frank Darabont and stars Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins reunited at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater for a 20th anniversary screening of the film. They talk about the film’s origins, production, and impact, as well as the many mispronunciations its title. Freeman hilariously recounts one incident, saying, “One lady stopped me in the elevator and said, ‘I just saw you in Hudsucker Reduction.’“ Excitable moderator Max Brooks also asks Darabont about the deleted scenes (watch them here), and why one particularly memorable sequence was snipped from the film. The discussion also includes accounts of the worst day of shooting, what attracted Freeman and Robbins to the script, and much more. Check it out all below, and be prepared for the next time 'Shawshank' shows up on cable. »

- Anthony Nicholas

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How The Shawshank Redemption Would Have Ended Without Studio Notes

19 November 2014 8:56 AM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Usually the phrase "studio notes" is one that makes cinephiles sneer. As they set out to make movies that appeal to the masses, studios are regularly regarded as some necessary evil that brings us great spectacle, but willfully dumbs down an auteur's vision. This might be a perception we get because stories about bad studio notes catch on way more often than those about good ones do. Regardless, it turns out studio notes made a major and positive difference on the ending of the much beloved Shawshank Redemption. In commemoration of The Shawshank Redemption's 20th anniversary, The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences held a celebration screening and Q&A at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. In attendance was the movie's writer-director Frank Darabont, as well as its stars, Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman. While sharing some insights on the film and its making, the trio dropped »

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The Shawshank Redemption Reunion Panel Video

19 November 2014 8:11 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

It has been twenty years since The Shawshank Redemption was released in theaters. It wasn't really a box office success, but over the years it has become a movie that is beloved by people all over the world. This is one of my favorite movies of all time, and in celebration of it's 20th anniversary,The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences hosted a special screening and cast reunion at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. 

After the movie ended, writer and director Frank Darabont and stars Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins took the stage to discuss the movie and tell stories about the production. The panel was moderated by Max Brooks, and you can watch a part of their conversation below. If you're a fan of this movie, then you've got to take the time to check this out. 

Via: THR »

- Joey Paur

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'Shawshank Redemption' Reunion: Stars Share Funny Tales of "Cow S—t," Cut Scenes and That Unwieldy Title

18 November 2014 10:22 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Twenty years after its release in theaters, The Shawshank Redemption is still a crowd pleaser. The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences celebrated the movie's 20th anniversary with a screening and cast reunion at its Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills on Tuesday night. Writer-director Frank Darabont and stars Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins took to the stage to relay an enthusiastic audience — which also included many of their co-stars and crewmembers — with stories from the production of the Oscar-winning movie. See more Hollywood's 100 Favorite Films For his part, Darabont actually wanted to

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- Kimberly Nordyke

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Afm: Upi Takes Spain on Del Toro, Robbins, Kurylenko Starrer ‘A Perfect Day,’

6 November 2014 12:15 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Universal Pictures International Spain has acquired Spanish rights to Fernando Leon’s war-zone set human drama “A Perfect Day,” starring Oscar winners Benicio del Toro (“Traffic”) and Tim Robbins (“Mystic River”) as well as actresses Olga Kurylenko (“Oblivion”) and Melanie Thierry (“The Zero Theorem”).

Upi will release “A Perfect Day” in Spain in 2015. Selling international rights to “A Perfect Day,” WestEnd Films will show a new promo to international buyers at the American Film Market on Sunday.

The first English-language film from Leon, a popular Spanish auteur distinguished by the humor of his social-issue dramas, “Perfect Day” is a dramedy-thriller, turning on a motley group of war-zone aid workers dealing with their own very human dramas: Mambru (Del Toro) wants to go home; Katya once wanted Mambru; B (Robbins) doesn’t know what he wants. And what they want rarely matches what they need. When a corpse contaminates the local well, »

- John Hopewell

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Afm: WestEnd Steers Sales for ‘Learning to Drive’ (Exclusive)

6 November 2014 6:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

WestEnd has sold Isabel Coixet’s “Learning to Drive,” which stars Ben Kingsley and Patricia Clarkson, to buyers from several major territories.

The romantic drama, which played at Toronto, has been sold to Germany (Koch Media), Australia (Madman), Spain (A Contracorriente), Japan (Longride), Middle East (Front Row),Switzerland (Praesens) and Jaguar for airline rights.

Broad Green Pictures is producing and will distribute the film in the U.S., with a minimum P&A spend of $4 million, no later than September.

Kingsley plays driving instructor and Clarkson a Manhattan writer, both of whom are experiencing marriage troubles and whose lives change when they meet over driving lessons.

The film is screening Friday and Monday at the Afm.

Coixet’s pics include Berlin pic “My Life Without Me,” Venice player “The Secret Life of Words” and Cannes’ entry “Map of the Sounds of Tokyo.”

Another WestEnd pic, Stephen Herek’s “The Great Gilly Hopkins, »

- Leo Barraclough

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31 scary TV episodes that truly terrified us

30 October 2014 8:23 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

From The Twilight Zone to Penny Dreadful, Doctor Who and more, Den Of Geek’s writers revisit the TV episodes that truly terrify them…

It’s Halloween! Icicles are glistening from window sills. Chestnuts are roasting on open fires. North Pole elves are… hang on, no. None of that nice, fluffy stuff is happening. At Halloween, demonic creatures hunt for flesh, monsters creep out of their graves, and TV does its level best to freak us all the hell out.

In the spirit of all that, we asked our writers to select and share the TV episodes, horror or otherwise, that have made them whimper with fear. Here they all are, 31 of them, because, well, at Halloween, we like things to add up to 31.

Note that this isn’t a Top 10, or a Best Of, nor is it listed in order of scariness. It’s a collection of the particular »

- louisamellor

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Contest: Win 'Life Of Crime' Starring Jennifer Aniston, Isla Fisher, Will Forte & More On DVD

29 October 2014 2:03 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

While it's not an official prequel, if you want to revisit the characters of Quentin Tarantino's "Jackie Brown"—based on the novel by Elmore Leonard—then "Life Of Crime" will fit the bill. Adapted from a Leonard book, is uses the same characters in a story that takes place before the events of "Jackie Brown." And we want to give you a chance to check it out. Starring Jennifer Aniston, yasiin bey, Isla Fisher, Will Forte, Mark Boone Junior, Tim Robbins, and John Hawkes, the story kicks off when a pampered housewife (Aniston) is kidnapped by a pair of blundering ex-cons in an effort to extort money from her sleazy real-estate tycoon husband (Robbins). The perfect crime becomes the perfect opportunity for the husband to ride off into the sunset with his sexy young mistress (Fisher), until the housewife decides it is her turn to even the score. Yep, »

- Edward Davis

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WestEnd enters Green Room

29 October 2014 12:36 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: UK sales outfit boards thriller starring Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots.

UK sales outfit WestEnd Films has boarded Blue Ruin writer-director Jeremy Saulnier’s buzzed-about thriller Green Room.

Anton Yelchin and Imogen Poots star alongside Patrick Stewart in the thriller which began shoot this month and will be among the most in-demand elevated genre scripts at the Afm.

The film charts the story of a punk four-piece called The Ain’t Rights, who on the final days of a failed concert tour get more than they bargained for when they accept a shady last-minute gig at an isolated venue in the wilds of Oregon.

Their survival journey then sees white supremacists pitted against anarchists with Stewart on board to play the unflinching leader of the ferocious white supremacist fiefdom.

Principal photography began this month in and around Portland, Oregon.

Saulnier’s acclaimed 2013 thriller Blue Ruin debuted at Sundance and then went on to play in Cannes in the »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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WestEnd enters Saulnier’s Green Room

29 October 2014 12:36 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: UK sales outfit boards thriller starring Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots.

UK sales outfit WestEnd Films has boarded writer-director Jeremy Saulnier’s (Blue Ruin) buzzed-about thriller Green Room.

Anton Yelchin and Imogen Poots star alongside Patrick Stewart in the thriller which began shoot this month and will be among the most in-demand elevated genre scripts at the Afm.

The film charts the story of a punk four-piece called The Ain’t Rights, who on the final days of a failed concert tour get more than they bargained for when they accept a shady last-minute gig at an isolated venue in the wilds of Oregon.

Their survival journey then sees white supremacists pitted against anarchists with Stewart on board to play the unflinching leader of the ferocious white supremacist clan.

Saulnier’s acclaimed 2013 cult thriller Blue Ruin debuted at Cannes in the Directors’ Fortnight strand where it won the Fipresci Prize and went on to rack up a string »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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