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The Tokyo International Film Festival announced a 21-movie lineup for its special screenings section Friday, including The Expendables 3; Martin Scorsese and David Tedeschi's documentary about the The New York Review of Books, The 50 Year Argument; and The Cathedrals of Culture documentary series, with episodes from Robert Redford and Wim Wenders. The festival will also feature the premiere of Garm Wars The Last Druid from cult anime director Mamoru Oshii (Ghost in the Shell), which promises a pioneering hybrid style of live-action and computer animation. In addition, Japanese audiences will finally get a chance to see Bollywood
- Gavin J. Blair
The 27th Tokyo International Film Festival (Tiff) has announced its Special Screenings line-up of high-profile films from Japan and abroad.
Aside from previously announced opening and closing films - Big Hero 6 and Parasyte - world premieres in Special Screenings include Mamoru Oshii’s Japan-Canada coproduction Garm Wars The Last Druid, a “hybrid animation fusing pioneer CG and live-action technologies”.
Also, Isshin Inudo’s romance Miracle: Devil Claus’ Love And Magic, Sebastian Masuda’s The Nutcracker 3D and Kiyotaka Taguchi’s The Next Generation - Patlabor - Episode 10, a live action version of Mobile Police Patlabor with special footage to screen with commentary from general director Oshii.
The festival will run Oct 23-31.
Title/country/director, Wp - World Premiere
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jean Noh)
Tokyo – Two new movies by sci-fi auteur Mamoru Oshii will unspool in the special screenings section of the
Tokyo International Film Festival, (Oct. 23-31)
The 21-title section showcases movies set for release in Japan in the fall and winter and includes a strong local sci-fi contingent.
In addition to the previously announced “Parasyte,” the Takashi Yamazaki alien invasion pic that will close the festival, the section will screen live-action/animation hybrid “Garm Wars — The Last Druid” and the live-action “The Next Generation — Patlabor (episode ten).” Oshii is credited as the general director on the latter picture, Kiyotaka Taguchi as the director.
- Mark Schilling
Arquette is a respected indie veteran (Tony Scott's "True Romance," David Lynch's "Lost Highway," Martin Scorsese's "Bringing Out the Dead") who has never been nominated for an Oscar (she won an Emmy for "Medium" in 2005) and is overdue. She has more screen time than anyone besides title star Ellar Coltrane, aging over 12 years and enduring a series of often abusive husbands. At a climactic moment as she faces the empty nest, she sighs, "I thought there would be more." In the Gold Derby's poll of Oscar experts (I'm one), Arquette ranked eighth in the lead actress race, while in supporting, she was the frontrunner. The critics and Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild could go another way, as Oscar voters did with Kate Winslet and "The Reader," promoting her to Best Actress after several wins in the supporting category, but it's unlikely. They usually take their cue from the distributor. »
- Anne Thompson
In a development that feels more inevitable than surprising, Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass are in talks to get back into the Bourne business. The two had sent mixed messages over the years, ever since Jason Bourne disappeared in the murky East River at the end of The Bourne Ultimatum in 2007, with the major roadblock being Damon’s insistence that a reluctant Greenglass direct, while Universal handed the franchise over to writer-turned-director Tony Gilroy. But with Gilroy’s Bourne Legacy, starring Jeremy Renner, failing to live up to the original three Bourne films at the box office, and Damon’s recent non-Bourne projects, »
- Jeff Labrecque
Exclusive: Katey Sagal has been set to star in Bleed For This. She will play Louise Pazienza, the mother of fighter Vinny Pazienza in the film directed and scripted by Ben Younger. She joins Whiplash star Miles Teller, who’ll play the former world champ known as the Pazmanian Devil, with Aaron Eckhart playing trainer Kevin Rooney, Amanda Clayton playing Doreen Pazienza, and Ciaran Hinds and Tom DeNucci also starring.
Bleed For This deals with Pazienza’s miraculous recovery from a car crash that left him with a broken back. He was told he might never walk again, let alone fight, but no one could stop the Pazmanian Devil, a world champ in two weight classes. Pic is produced by Sikelia’s Martin Scorsese and Emma Koskoff Tillinger, »
- Mike Fleming Jr
• Chris Hemsworth has optioned the film rights to Steve Earle’s novel I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive, which he will star in. Benjamin Grayson adapted the novel for the screen, and will be making his directional debut with the indie. The story follows Toby “Doc” Ebersole, who is haunted by Hank Williams’ ghost after his hand in the country singer’s death in 1953. Doc subsequently has his medical license revoked. Ten years later, now in the red-light district of San Antonio, Texas, Doc performs illegal medical procedures in order to purchase morphine, while still experiencing visits from Williams. »
- C. Molly Smith
You've studied for years, spent late nights banging out papers, probably stacked up serious debt, and you're leaving school hoping to follow your dreams into an artistic career. It's not an easy path, but this year, the graduating class of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts got an inspirational push as they went out into the world. None other than Martin Scorsese delivered a half-hour commencement address at Tisch this past spring, and it's terrific stuff. The director shares his own story of going to film school, the teachers who inspired him, and what keeps him energized to this day to make films. And he closes it out by revealing that it's the simple pleasure of editing, of putting together images into a narrative, that still excites him. Check out the must-watch video below. [via Cinephilia & Beyond] »
- Kevin Jagernauth
It was announced today the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) will award George Clooney with the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 2015 Golden Globe Awards. Theo Kingma, President of the HFPA, saying, "The HFPA is honored to bestow the Cecil B. DeMille Award to George Clooney to celebrate his outstanding contributions both in front of and behind the camera." The last five honorees included Woody Allen, Jodie Foster, Morgan Freeman, Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese. The 2015 Golden Globes will air live on January 11, 2015 at 5Pm Pst. »
- Brad Brevet
George Clooney will be honored with a prestigious award at the 72nd Golden Globes.
George Clooney has achieved enough for a lifetime, or at least that's what the Golden Globe Awards think.
The 53-year-old actor will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 2015 Golden Globes. The honorary award is given by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for "outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment."
Photos: Fashions a the 2014 Golden Globes
The award was first given to one of the most successful filmmakers, Cecil B. Demille in 1952, when he was 70 years old. Since then, Hollywood legends like Walt Disney, Frank Sinatra, Elizabeth Taylor and Audrey Hepburn have received the honor.
News: Jodi Foster's Moving Golden Globes Speech
So is Clooney too young for a lifetime achievement award? Well, he will »
The multihyphenate and humanitarian activist will receive the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) honour at the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards on January 11, 2015.
The honour is presented each year to those “who have made an incredible impact on the world of entertainment.”
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
The three-time Golden Globe winner will be feted on January 11, 2015 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Clooney has a whopping 13 noms from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association under his belt, as well as Academy Awards for "Argo," which he produced, and his supporting turn in "Syriana." Earlier this year, he directed, starred in and produced -- via his company Smokehouse -- WWII caper "The Monuments Men" for Sony Pictures Classics. Among his upcoming roles in 2015 is the lead in the Coens' showbiz satire "Hail, Caesar!" Past recipients of the venerable Cecil B. DeMille prize include Woody Allen, Jodie Foster, Morgan Freeman, Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese. Golden Globe nominations will be announced December 11. »
- Ryan Lattanzio
George Clooney's latest film "The Monuments Men" may have turned out to be an awards season bust (I still quite liked what he tried to do with that picture), but that doesn't mean he doesn't have a place in the season. Courtesy of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, he'll need to dust off the tux and head to the Beverly Hilton for the Golden Globes in January because he's this year's recipient of the organization's Cecil B. DeMille Award. Previous recipients of the prize, awarded for outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment" (but generally perceived as a lifetime achievement honor of sorts), include Woody Allen, Jodie Foster, Morgan Freeman, Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese. The first annual honoree was DeMille himself in 1952, followed by the likes of Walt Disney, Bing Crosby, Judy Garland, Bob Hope, James Stewart, John Wayne and on and on. Clooney has always been »
- Kristopher Tapley
Title: Casting By Director: Tom Donahue Featuring: Marion Dougherty, Jeff Bridges, Glenn Close, Robert De Niro, Richard Dreyfuss, Robert Duvall, Clint Eastwood, Danny Glover, Diane Lane, Bette Midler, Al Pacino, Robert Redford, Martin Scorsese, John Travolta, Jon Voight, Woody Allen Running time: 89 Minutes, Unrated, Available on DVD 09.16.14 Special Features: None This acclaimed documentary shines a light on one of the most under-appreciated professions in the film and television industry: The Casting Director. The pioneers of the profession were Marion Dougherty and Lynn Stalmaster, whom launched the careers of stars still working today. The Good:Any Cinemaphile or Hollywood history buff will love this documentary. There are so many celebrities [ Read More ]
The post Casting By – DVD Review appeared first on Shockya.com. »
Two very fine actors do what they can to enliven a bland cross-cultural bonding exercise in “Learning to Drive,” the story of a brief encounter between a Manhattan literary critic (Patricia Clarkson) and an Indian-American cab driver (Ben Kingsley) who have much to teach each other in matters of life and love. Winner of a runner-up audience prize in Toronto, (“Another Me,” “Map of the Sounds of Tokyo”), and its star duo and easygoing premise should ensure a measure of theatrical interest. Still, as filmmaking goes, “Drive” is pretty pedestrian.
This isn’t the first time Clarkson has played a woman who finds herself drawn to a foreigner, but unlike the Egypt-set “Cairo Time,” “Learning to Drive” unfolds in present-day Manhattan, that mass-transit paradise (or hell) where one can get around easily without getting behind the wheel. But that changes for Clarkson’s Wendy Shields when Ted (Jake Weber), her husband of 21 years, »
- Justin Chang
Nobody is talking about "American Sniper," which sits low in our predictions with 100/1 odds. To be fair, nobody has seen it yet, but that's also true of other films with better odds like "Unbroken" and "Gone Girl." Even sight unseen, "Sniper" may be worth taking seriously as a contender. It opens on Christmas Day and is directed by Clint Eastwood, who pulled off a last-minute Oscar ambush 10 years ago when "Million Dollar Baby" took the top prize. Could "American Sniper" do the same? -Break- Who got Best Actor Oscars boost from Tiff: Benedict Cumberbatch, Eddie Redmayne, ...? For a while, 2004 seemed like the year Martin Scorsese would finally get his overdue first Oscar, for the Howard Hughes biopic "The Aviator," and that early momentum led to wins for the film at the Golden Globes, BAFTA Awards, and PGA Awards. But "Million Dollar Baby," which was filmed just a...' »
The Toronto International Film Festival has the heftiest lineup of documentaries of any major mainstream film festival, which makes sense because the massive Tiff has the heftiest lineup of almost every other kind of film, too. This year's doc lineup in Toronto includes work from such titans as Frederick Wiseman (“National Gallery”) and Martin Scorsese (“The 50 Year Argument”). But three of the most high-profile nonfiction films at the fest are also three of its darkest: Joshua Oppenheimer‘s “The Look of Silence,” his followup to the Oscar-nominated “The Act of Killing” (photo above); Robert Kenner‘s “Merchants of Doubt, »
- Steve Pond
The folks at One Way Static Records must have chanted “Candyman” five times while looking in the mirror, because their latest release is the soundtrack to 1992’s Candyman, a film based on Clive Barker’s Books of Blood short story, “The Forbidden.” Making its vinyl debut, the eerie soundtrack by Philip Glass is available to pre-order, and we have song samples and a look at the gatefold and cassette cover art.
Press Release - “One Way Static Records is really proud to be bring you their latest release, A release where we had the chance to work with two icons in their own respective fields!
- Derek Anderson
“There’s a storm coming detective, and I don’t know of any umbrellas that will keep this city dry,” says the protagonist of “The Revenge Of The Green Dragons” at one point. It’s spoken with a sincerity that had us scratching our heads in bewilderment, a statement that’s not exactly directed at this ludicrous, over-the-top mess of a movie, but at Martin Scorsese, who will have his name forever attached to it. Andrew Lau and Andrew Loo team up for directing duties (Lau’s “Infernal Affairs” gives you hope) with Scorsese executive producing. On paper, the film looked like it could be a boatload of extravagant, gun-toting fun. Little did we know that, in reality, reading “Martin Scorsese Presents” in the opening credits would be the closest this movie comes to being great. Sonny (Justin Chon) and Steven (Kevin Wu) are two Chinese-American brothers, who grew up in late-80s Queens, »
- Nikola Grozdanovic
Maika Monroe knows there's certain baggage that comes with being called a “Scream Queen” in Hollywood. And she's totally fine with it. The star of horror coming of age drama “It Follows” stopped by TheWrap's video suite, presented by SodaStream at the Toronto International Film Festival to talk about her new movie, filming it back-to-back with another horror movie — “The Guest” — and playing strong women in dangerous situations. See photos: Toronto Party Report in Pictures: Keira Knightley, Adam Driver, Martin Scorsese and a Studio Chief in Hockey Gear “There was just something different about it,” Monroe said of the horror. »
- Linda Ge
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