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Publicity Executive Andrea Jaffee Dies at 66

40 minutes ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Longtime publicity and marketing executive Andrea Jaffe, who was once called the “iron-fisted personal publicist” of Tom Cruise and also worked closely with Oliver Stone, died Wednesday in Wilmington, N.C. after a lengthy illness.

She was the daughter of Leo Jaffe, the late Columbia Pictures chairman, and sister of producer and former Paramount Communications COO Stanley Jaffe.

In addition to Stone and Cruise, her publicity firm Andrea Jaffe and Associates represented high profile clients in the 1980s and 1990s including Richard Gere, Warren Beatty, Dustin Hoffman, Farrah Fawcett, Bette Midler, Sissy Spacek and filmmaker Michael Apted. She also repped production firms including Sherry Lansing Productions and Largo Entertainment. Among the films she handled publicity for were “Platoon” “Fatal Attraction” “Rain Man,” “The Grifters,” “The Doors” and “JFK.”

In January 1992, she closed her firm to become president of marketing at 20th Century Fox, where she oversaw creative advertising, publicity and »

- Pat Saperstein

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Wild Bunch’s ‘150 Milligrams,’ From Emmanuelle Bercot, Opens San Sebastian

17 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Madrid — Emmanuelle Bercot’s “150 Milligrams” (“La Fille de Brest”) will open the 64th San Sebastian Festival, the highest-profile movie event in the Spanish-speaking world.

The Sept. 16 opening-night berth marks another step up in status for France’s Bercot, who is fast emerging as one of Europe’s most prominent writer-director-actresses after her annus mirabilis at Cannes last year, when “La Tete Haute” (“Standing Tall”), her fifth feature as a director, opened the festival and “Mon Roi” (“My King”) won her the award for best actress.

“150 Milligrams,” sold by Wild Bunch, marks the company’s fourth high-profile title to date at the Spanish festival, which closes with Jerome Salle’s “The Odyssey.” Wild Bunch is also handling world sales on one of San Sebastian’s most-anticipated competition contenders, Bertrand Bonello’s youth terrorist thriller “Nocturama,” plus Oliver Stone’s “Snowden,” which screens out of competition.

Wild Bunch’s slate in San »

- John Hopewell

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt addresses the demise of the network that aired his TV show

23 hours ago | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Pivot, the short-lived cable network of Participant Media, is going dark this fall, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that we’ve seen the last of Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s HitRecord on TV series. The variety series, which aired for two seasons on Pivot, was a creation of Gordon-Levitt and his crowd-sourced production company, hitRECord. In a video posted to hitRECord’s website on Tuesday night, the actor-director confirmed, “We won’t be doing a third season for Pivot.” Of any potential future for HitRecord on TV elsewhere, he said, “Whether or not we’ll be doing a third season for somebody else — that’s really a big question mark right now, and there’s lots and lots of kind of complicated variables that still remain to be worked out as far as whether we will be doing a third season of that show for someone else. I’ll definitely keep »

- Emily Rome

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Watch This: Has Nixon ever been mocked with more sweet sincerity?

23 August 2016 11:00 AM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Every day, Watch This offers staff recommendations inspired by a new movie coming out that week. This week: With the election almost upon us and the Obama drama Southside With You coming soon to theaters, we tweak an old Watch This topic and hail some of our favorite films about real U.S. Presidents.

Dick (1999)

Oliver Stone’s excellent 1995 film Nixon brought depth and empathy to a controversial U.S. president, which in a way made it easier for Dick to circle back around to mockery. Its portrayal of Richard Nixon (Dan Hedaya) during the Watergate break-in and subsequent investigation might have come across as a cheap caricature, but the movie gleefully turns other key players in the scandal into goofs, too. Director and co-writer Andrew Fleming does a particularly savage number on intrepid reporting team Woodward and Bernstein, implicitly spoofing All The President’s Men by ...

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- Jesse Hassenger

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45 Movies To Look Forward To Before The End Of 2016

23 August 2016 8:30 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

45 Movies To Look Forward To Before The End Of 2016 1 of 45   

Click to skip The Light Between Oceans - Sept 2nd

Why You Should See It: Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander are currently two of Hollywood's most in demand talents and seeing them lighting up the screen together, in a Derek Cianfrance film no less, should be a treat.

Morgan - Sept 2nd

Why You Should See It: Kate Mara heads to space again with a Scott. This time, however, it's Luke, Ridley's son, in what promises to be a thrilling sci-fi debut (in the vein of Ex Machina) for the filmmaker.

Yoga Hosers - Sept 2nd

Why You Should See It: Kevin Smith's name should be enough to get you into theatres for Yoga Hosers. But if it's not, you can also look forward to Mr. Johnny Depp reprising his role of Guy Lapointe.

Sully - Sept 9th

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- Mark Cassidy

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Why Liking Bad Films Means You’re Smarter Than Average

21 August 2016 4:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

If you’re constantly getting abuse from your friends about your taste in films, Neil Calloway says help may be at hand from a recent study…

In what appears to be the cinematic equivalent of those studies that receive an inordinate amount of publicity when they trumpet the fact that gorging yourself on chocolate and red wine makes your healthier,“Enjoying trash films: Underlying features, viewing stances, and experiential response dimensions” from the Max Planck Society argues that more intelligent people enjoy bad films. Now you have an excuse for your collection of Uwe Boll and WWE movies; you watch them because you’re intelligent.

Of course, correlation does not mean causation (the more films Nicolas Cage appears in in a given year, the more people drown in swimming pools); watching Roger Corman and Troma Movies doesn’t make you smarter, it’s just more intelligent people are more like to enjoy trashier films. »

- Neil Calloway

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‘Snowden’ Clip: Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Shailene Woodley Debate Patriotism – Watch

20 August 2016 12:06 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

They say opposites attract, and that seems to be very much the case in the latest “Snowden” clip.

In the new video from the Oliver Stone-directed biopic about the Nsa whistleblower, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who portrays the title character, and Shailene Woodley, his longtime girlfriend Lindsay Mills, are seen strolling past protestors outside of the White House. Right from the beginning you can tell that the couple has opposing political views; Mills is anti-war and a liberal, while Snowden is a conservative with strong reservations.

“I don’t really like bashing my country,” Snowden says after Mills asks if the protestors have “too much independent spirit.” Mills replies to his answer by saying, “It’s my country too and right now it has blood on its hands.”

Read More: Oliver Stone’s Amazing ‘Turn Off Your Phone’ PSA: Watch The ‘Snowden’ Director Rant Against Technology

The two continue discussing the war and the Commander-in-Chief, »

- Liz Calvario

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Extended Snowden Clip Spotlights The Human Side Of Oliver Stone’s Tech Thriller

20 August 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The gloves are off in this new, extended clip for Snowden – and we’re not talking about the whistleblower’s crusade against the Nsa.

Instead, today’s all-new snippet shifts focus to the human element of Oliver Stone’s long-awaited drama, teeing up a political debate between Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Shailene Woodley on the grounds of the capital. It’s a nice tease, and already we’re sensing a natural dynamic developing between the film’s two leading stars.

Together, they’ll anchor Stone’s political thriller as Snowden and his girlfriend Lindsay Mills, who becomes drawn into a web of data mining and government surveillance once Gordon-Levitt’s lead casts a blinding light on the Nsa’s malpractice – classified information that featured the likes of Prism and more.

Turned down by every major studio due to its pressing subject matter, Oliver Stone’s Snowden will finally emerge into theaters »

- Michael Briers

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First clip from Oliver Stone’s Snowden featuring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Shailene Woodley

20 August 2016 4:10 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its Us release next month, the first clip has arrived online for director Oliver Stone’s upcoming biopic Snowden which sees Edward Snowden (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) and girlfriend Lindsay Mills (Shailene Woodley) discussing their fundamental differences when it comes to how the country is run; take a look below after the official synopsis…

Academy Award®-winning director Oliver Stone, who brought Platoon, Born on the Fourth of July, Wall Street and JFK to the big screen, tackles the most important and fascinating true story of the 21st century. Snowden, the politically-charged, pulse-pounding thriller starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Shailene Woodley, reveals the incredible untold personal story of Edward Snowden, the polarizing figure who exposed shocking illegal surveillance activities by the Nsa and became one of the most wanted men in the world. He is considered a hero by some, and a traitor by others. No matter which you believe, the »

- Amie Cranswick

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‘Snowden’ Clip: First Date, War On Terror

19 August 2016 1:33 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Whether you consider him a whistleblower doing a public service or a traitor who betrayed his country (or even if you have mixed feelings), there’s probably no one in the United States who doesn’t have a strong opinion on Edward Snowden. The man behind the 2013 leak of classified Nsa documents exists more as an icon than a person in popular consciousness, something Oliver Stone’s biopic Snowden aims to change. The film, which details the years leading up to Snowden’s… »

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2016 Fall Movie Preview: 23 Awards Contenders To See This Season

19 August 2016 7:30 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

All this week, IndieWire will be rolling out our annual Fall Preview, including offerings that span genres, a close examination of some of the year’s biggest breakouts, all the awards contenders you need to know about now and special attention to all the new movies you need to get through a jam-packed fall movie-going season. Check back every day for a new look at the best the season has to offer, and clear your schedule, because we’re going to fill it right up.

The Light Between Oceans,” September 2

Fresh off her Oscar win for her supporting role in “The Danish Girl,” Alicia Vikander might want to prepare herself to get back into the wilds of awards campaigning thanks to a very strong showing in Derek Cianfrance’s adaptation of “The Light Between Oceans.” Michael Fassbender stars alongside Vikander in the feature as a haunted lighthouse keeper who falls »

- Kate Erbland, Anne Thompson, Zack Sharf, Chris O'Falt and Steve Greene

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Snowden the movie: Ewen MacAskill watches the Nsa super-leak come back to life

18 August 2016 10:43 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Ewen MacAskill was at the heart of events as the whistleblower revealed the extent of Us government surveillance. On set he meets director Oliver Stone, star Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Tom Wilkinson, who plays … Ewen MacAskill

Oliver Stone looks overwhelmed. It is May 2015, and we are in Munich on the penultimate day of shooting his drama about Edward Snowden. At lunch, the director seems anxious and weary, eyes heavy, shoulders stooped, energy sapped. When the idea of Snowden was proposed, he explains, he had strongly resisted. Then, slowly and reluctantly, he was drawn in. Today, he sounds as if he might regret that decision. There have been problems with finance, with finding distributors, in portraying something as dull as the cyberworld that Snowden inhabits.

“A director has to say everything is great, things are wonderful,” he says, exasperated. “Every day on a set is a potential disaster. Every day on a »

- Ewen MacAskill

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You used to be cool, you used to be cool, you used to be cool.

17 August 2016 12:36 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Clip It: Each day, Jon Davis looks at the world of trailers, featurettes and clips and puts it all in perspective. Christian Slater has always been cool. As a kid, I totally looked up to him. I first saw him in Heathers, where he blew me away as a teenage Jack Nicholson. Everyone had a Jack Nicholson imitation back then, but only Christian Slater embodied his rebellious spirit (and, yes, mimicking his nasally, wise ass voice). He was the smarmiest teenager in school cafeteria history. When Pump Up the Volume came out, I was a high school student, and I didn't buy any of what the movie was selling. Even then, I could hear Hollywood execs saying, "This is what the kids, like, right? Cool disc jockeys!" But Christian Slater was charismatic enough to make it work. But then came one of the coolest movies ever made, True Romance, solidifying »

- Jon Davis

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‘American Honey’ Trailer: Cannes Winner Explores The American Dream For New Generation

17 August 2016 6:57 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

There’s an overwhelming tendency in the American character to drop out of society and tune in to the rhythm of the road, exploring first hand the heart of the fickle so-called “American Dream.” Andrea Arnold’s latest film “American Honey” takes us into that Dream once again, but for a whole new generation. The film follows Star (Sasha Lane), a teenage girl living in a broken home with nothing to lose. One day, she encounters the charismatic Jake (Shia Labeouf), who convinces her to run away and join their band of traveling magazine salesman in order to fund their nomadic lifestyle. Though she initially falls in love with Jake and into the group’s hard partying, law breaking ways, she soon discovers the ugly side of their journey through the Midwest. The film also stars Arielle Holmes (“Heaven Knows What”), Riley Keough (“The Girlfriend Experience”), and more. Watch a »

- Vikram Murthi

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Toronto Film Festival Adds Movies From James Franco, Terrence Malick, Ken Loach

16 August 2016 8:27 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

New offerings from the likes of Ken Loach, Terrence Malick, and Walter Hill have been added to the Toronto International Film Festival lineup.

The filmmakers join a previously announced group of heavy-hitters that includes Oliver Stone, Rob Reiner, Jeff Nichols, and Kenneth Lonergan. Loach will offer up “I, Daniel Blake,” a comedy drama about a laborer who falls ill, which premiered at last spring’s Cannes Film Festival. Malick will screen “Voyage of Time: Life’s Journey,” a documentary look at the planets. And Hill will be in full neo-noir mode, premiering, “(Re)Assignment,” a revenge story about an assassin who is betrayed by gangsters.

James Franco, Hollywood’s favorite polymath, will debut his latest exploration of the literary canon — “In Dubious Battle,” the John Steinbeck novel about a migrant workers’ uprising. Other works of note include “Christine,” the story of a reporter’s on-air suicide from Antonio Campos (“Simon Killer”), and “The Exception, »

- Brent Lang

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2016 Fall Movie Preview: 12 Breakout Talents to Look Forward to This Season

16 August 2016 7:30 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

All this week, IndieWire will be rolling out our annual Fall Preview, including offerings that span genres, a close examination of some of the year’s biggest breakouts, all the awards contenders you need to know about now and special attention to all the new movies you need to get through a jam-packed fall movie-going season. Check back every day for a new look at the best the season has to offer, and clear your schedule, because we’re going to fill it right up.

White Girl,” September 2 – Elizabeth Wood, Writer and Director

Elizabeth Wood’s feature film debut was almost immediately deemed “shocking!” and “racy!” and “wild!” as soon as it debuted at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, but underneath a film about throwing caution to the wind in the pursuit of both terrible decisions and the capricious joys of youth beats a big, honest heart. Wood’s »

- Kate Erbland, Chris O'Falt, David Ehrlich, Steve Greene and Graham Winfrey

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Great Job, Internet!: That guy playing the drums in the subway is Joseph Gordon-Levitt

15 August 2016 12:00 PM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Pssst. Don’t look now, but that guy over there in the snazzy suit playing the drum solo in the middle of a subway station platform is Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Yeah, the one from 3rd Rock From The Sun and Inception. No, really. In addition to a thriving film career, which includes playing Nsa whistle-blower Edward Snowden in Oliver Stone’s upcoming biopic Snowden, child actor turned regular actor Gordon-Levitt is also a dancer, musician, and something of an entrepreneur, too. Over a decade ago, the star and his brother, Dan, co-founded a multimedia online production company called HitRecord. Now that company has partnered with LG Electronics on an open-ended project called “Everyday, Spectacular.” Gordon-Levitt himself explains the idea behind this campaign:

I want to challenge musicians, singers, dancers, and performers of any kind to go into an ordinary setting, and make a spectacular moment out of that everyday situation. You »

- Joe Blevins

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Scott Eastwood in Talks to Star in Sci-fi Film ‘Ecstasia’

15 August 2016 11:50 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Scott Eastwood is in early talks to star in Wayne Kramer’s sci-fi film “Ecstasia.”

Kramer is directing from his own screenplay, which centers on a couple who lives in a world where love no longer exists. The film, which also stars Matilda Lutz, follows their final days together before their love expires.

The movie will be introduced to buyers at next month’s Toronto Film Festival, with shooting set to start next year in South Africa. UTA, which reps Eastwood, is handling domestic rights, while Red Sea is selling international rights.

Producers are Sentient Entertainment’s Renee Tab and Christopher Tuffin, who recently collaborated with Eastwood on the heist thriller “Overdrive.” Matthew Chausse and Eastwood are also producing. Ingenious, Film Afrika, and Red Sea Media will finance “Ecstasia.”

Eastwood appeared in “Suicide Squad” and will be seen next in Oliver Stone’s “Snowden,” Ben Affleck’s “Live by Night, »

- Dave McNary

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Tiff 2016. Lineup

12 August 2016 12:52 PM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

A selection of films from the 2016 edition of the Toronto International Film Festival has been unveiled, with films by Jim Jarmusch, Maren Ade, Tom Ford, Paul Verhoeven, Damien Chazelle, and many more.Opening NIGHTThe Magnificent Seven (Antoine Fuqua)GALASDeepwater HorizonArrival (Denis Villeneuve)Deepwater Horizon (Peter Berg)The Headhunter's Calling (Mark Williams)The Journey Is the Destination (Bronwen Hughes)Jt + The Tennessee Kids (Jonathan Demme)Lbj (Rob Reiner)Lion (Garth Davis)Loving (Jeff Nichols)A Monster Calls (J.A. Bayona)Planetarium (Rebecca Zlotowski)Queen of Katwe (Mira Nair)The Rolling Stones of Olé Olé Olé!: A Trip Across Latin America (Paul Dugdale)The Secret Scripture (Jim Sheridan)Snowden (Oliver Stone)Strange Weather (Katherine Dieckmann)Their Finest (Lone Scherfig)A United Kingdom (Amma Astante)Special PRESENTATIONSLa La LandThe Age of Shadows (Kim Jee-woon)All I See Is You (Marc Forster)American Honey (Andrea Arnold)American Pastoral (Ewan McGregor)Asura: The City of »

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‘Carlito’s Way’: Brian De Palma’s Introspective Crime Tragedy

11 August 2016 1:04 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

“Did you ever kill anybody, Charlie?”

Penelope Ann Miller’s Gail asks this of Al Pacino‘s Carlito Brigante throughout Carlito’s Way, a thoroughly impressive piece of studio entertainment from Brian De Palma, the first of the director’s trio of films with accomplished screenwriter David Koepp (Mission:Impossible, Snake Eyes). Released a decade after Scarface, this film plays, in many ways, as a more intelligent, more mature counterpart.

The parallels are obvious. Both Scarface and Carlito’s Way are gangster films starring Pacino, directed by De Palma, and produced by Marty Bregman. Cocaine is a large motivator in both. Carlito is set in 1975. Scarface is set in 1980. There’s even a prevalence of cockroaches (said and seen) in either. It’s the differences that reveal how De Palma grew as a filmmaker painting on a large canvas. Gone is the over-the-top turn by Pacino as Cuban refugee Tony Montana, »

- Dan Mecca

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