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The first programming has been revealed for the 20th annual Fantasia International Film Festival. Taking place from July 14th–August 2nd in Montreal, this year’s Fantasia will honor Guillermo del Toro with the Cheval Noir Award, and the newly revealed first wave of programming includes screenings of Lights Out, Abattoir, In a Valley of Violence, Under the Shadow, Trash Fire, Teenage Cocktail, and more:
Press Release: Montreal, May 26, 2016 – The Fantasia International Film Festival will be celebrating its 20th Anniversary in Montreal this summer, taking place from July 14-August 2, with its Frontiéres international co-production market and Industry Rendez-Vous weekend being held July 21-24. The full lineup of over 130 feature films will be announced July 5th. In the meantime, the festival is excited to announce a selected first wave of titles, along with several special happenings.
For Fantasia’s 2016 poster, the festival has once again turned to award-winning Quebec visual artist Donald Caron. »
- Derek Anderson
Epix has ordered the Get Shorty TV show from MGM TV and Shameless executive producer Davey Holmes. Like Barry Sonnenfeld's 1995 MGM film of the same name, starring John Travolta, Danny DeVito, Gene Hackman and Rene Russo, the upcoming comedy series is based on the Elmore Leonard novel.
Get Shorty marks the third original scripted series at Epix. The first season will consist of ten one-hour episodes. No cast has been announced.
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Based on Elmore Leonard’s 1990 bestseller, which five years later became a big-screen hit starring John Travolta, Danny DeVito and Gene Hackman, the MGM TV-produced hour-long dark comedy follows the new character of made man Miles Daly — rather than Travolta’s Chili Palmer — as he tries to leave behind “the business” for show business for the sake of his daughter.
American network Epix is working on a TV version of Get Shorty. The show will be “a reimagining” of Elmore Leonard’s novel of the same, rather than a straight remake of the 1995 movie adaptation (which boasted an immense amount of talent: John Travolta, Gene Hackman, Rene Russo and Danny DeVito on screen, with Barry Sonnenfeld directing).
If you’re unfamiliar, Get Shorty centres on Miles Daly, a member of a Nevada crime ring who tries to change professions and become a movie producer. Things, er, don’t exactly go to plan when he gets to La.
Premium TV network Epix announced today it will go into production on Get Shorty from MGM Television. Created and executive produced by Davey Holmes (“Shameless,” “In Treatment,” “Damages”), the one hour drama series is a reimagining of Elmore Leonard’s 1990 New York Times best-selling novel of the same name. Production on the series is anticipated to begin this fall and air summer 2017.
In Get Shorty, Miles Daly works as muscle for a murderous crime ring in Nevada. For the sake of his daughter, he attempts to change professions and become a movie producer, laundering money through a Hollywood film. But instead of leaving the criminal world behind, he accidentally brings it with him to Los Angeles.
Mark S. Greenberg, President and CEO, Epix said:
- Kellvin Chavez
“It’s a way to celebrate the legacy of a great man, and another way for Hev, years after his passing, to continue to take care of his daughter that he loved so much,” Bijelonic said. “Hev was loved by the entire community.”
The story is inspired by a gritty NYPD detective who jeopardizes his life and career when he crosses legal and moral lines to bring a drug kingpin to justice. Williams said the project had been developed with Heavy D in the leading role, noting that the rapper had dropped weight, »
- Dave McNary
John Travolta is one proud father. Travolta, 62, opened up about what it's like raising his 16-year-old daughter Ella in the spotlight, saying he's lucky to have such a smart and strong-willed child. The actor explained that evenat such a young age, Ella has already learned how to avoid people who might just be using her for her famous name. "The song 'My name is no, my number is no…let it go' - that's her," Travolta told People at the grand opening of Breitling's New York boutique store last week, referencing Meghan Trainor's hit song "No." "She's smart. She »
- Jodi Guglielmi, @JodiGug3
John Travolta is one proud father. Travolta, 62, opened up about what it's like raising his 16-year-old daughter Ella in the spotlight, saying he's lucky to have such a smart and strong-willed child. The actor explained that at even such a young age, Ella has already learned how to avoid people who might just be using her for her famous name. "The song 'My name is no, my number is no…let it go' - that's her," Travolta told People at the grand opening of Breitling's New York boutique store last week, referencing Meghan Trainor's hit song "No." "She's smart. »
- Jodi Guglielmi, @JodiGug3
Get Shorty was one of those films that took place during the renaissance period of John Travolta's rebirth in the mid-90s. Based on Elmore Leonard's novel of the same name, the film centered around a loan shark who decided to make a transition in his life away from organized crime and into Hollywood. It was one of those moderately budgeted... Read More »
- Billy Donnelly
Highland Film Group announced today that Simon Pegg (Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, Star Trek Into Darkness), Max Irons (The Riot Club, Alone in Berlin, The White Queen), Dexter Fletcher (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Kick-Ass) and Mike Myers (Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Shrek) have joined the cast of Vaughn Stein's anticipated noir thriller, Terminal, starring Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street, Suicide Squad). The film, which Stein also penned, is beginning production in Hungary. David Barron of BeaglePug (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, The Legend of Tarzan) Molly Hassell (Braven, The Trust) and Hfg's Arianne Fraser will produce alongside Tom Ackerley, Josey McNamara, Sophia Kerr and Margot Robbie under their LuckyChap Entertainment banner.
Terminal tells the story of two hit-men (Fletcher and Irons) as they embark on a borderline suicide mission for a mysterious employer and a high paycheck. Along the way, »
MGM Television will produce the series.
The hour-long drama is created and executive produced by Davey Holmes, whose credits include “Shameless,” “In Treatment” and “Damages.” Production is set to begin in the fall, with the series premieres slated for summer, 2017.
“We’re excited to be working with MGM on Get Shorty,” said Mark S. Greenberg, president and CEO, Epix. “I had the pleasure of working with Elmore Leonard early in my career and I am a big fan of his writing. Davey Holmes is a tremendous talent and has created a fantastic new series that is in the spirit of Leonard’s unique brand of social satire and strong narrative voice. Get Shorty promises to be yet another example of the type of high-end, »
- Daniel Holloway
Epix has set its third original scripted series, handing out a 10-episode order to Get Shorty, a reimagining of Elmore Leonard's 1990 bestselling thriller comedy novel previously adapted by MGM with Barry Sonnefeld’s 1995 feature starring John Travolta, Danny DeVito, Gene Hackman and Rene Russo. At Epix — a joint venture between Paramount, Lionsgate and MGM — the hourlong dark comedy series from MGM TV and Shameless executive producer Davey Holmes joins previously… »
Epix has handed out a ten-episode order for "Get Shorty," a TV series reimagining of Elmore Leonard's 1990 bestselling thriller comedy novel which was previously adapted into the 1995 John Travolta film.
Written by Davey Holmes, the story centers on Miles Daly who works as muscle for a murderous crime ring in Nevada. For the sake of his daughter, he attempts to change professions and become a movie producer, laundering money through a Hollywood film. But instead of leaving the criminal world behind, he ends up bringing it with him to Los Angeles.
The hourlong dark comedy series marks the third original scripted series for the network currently in development, 'Shorty' joining Paramount TV's "Berlin Station" and Lionsgate TV's "Graves". Those two will premiere this Fall, with 'Shorty' to debut next Summer.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
I Am Wrath revolves around unemployed engineer Stanley Hill (John Travolta), who witnesses the brutal murder of his wife Vivian (Rebecca De Mornay) after she is attacked by thugs in a parking garage. Racked with guilt, Stanley is haunted by the image of Vivian dying and when Detective Gibson (Sam Trammell) and other corrupt police officers are unable to bring the killers to justice, Stanley turns to his old friend Dennis (Christopher Meloni) and takes matters into his own hands…
We spoke to director Chuck Russell, the talented man behind A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, The Mask, Eraser and The Scorpion King. We discussed everything from John Travolta’s love affair with musicals to Hollywood’s love affair with CGI. We also delve into Freddy Krueger, The Mask and Dwayne Johnson’s hulking physique.
Thn: I Am Wrath is a great revenge thriller and a great action film. »
- Ben Read
“That’s thirty minutes away. I’ll be there in ten.”
Pulp Fiction plays midnights this weekend (May 27th and 28th) at the Tivoli (6350 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis, Mo) as part of their Reel Late at the Tivoli Midnight series.
I watch Pulp Fiction every couple of years and it just gets better. The icy wit, the connoisseur soundtrack, the violence , the extended dialogue riffing, the trance-like unreality, the inspired karmic balance of the heroin scene and the adrenalin scene, the narrative switchbacks that allow John Travolta to finish the film both alive and dead, the spectacle of him being made to dance badly, but also sort of brilliantly …and above all else, the sheer excitement that Tarantino managed to conjure up in 1994. Today this touchstone of cool seems to extend its dangerous influence everywhere: movies, fiction, journalism, media, fashion, restaurants, you name it. Everyone has been trying to do irony and incorrectness since, »
- Tom Stockman
The Weinstein Company has bought worldwide rights, excluding French-speaking territories, to the upcoming documentary “21 Years: Quentin Tarantino.”
The project is being produced and directed by Tara Wood. Harvey and Bob Weinstein began working with Tarantino nearly 25 years ago on “Reservoir Dogs” and have partnered with Tarantino on all of his projects since.
The movie was first unveiled in November at the American Film Market. It examines the first 21 years of Tarantino’s career and includes interviews with frequent collaborators, including Samuel L. Jackson, John Travolta, Christoph Waltz, Lucy Liu, Zoë Bell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jamie Foxx, Eli Roth, Robert Forster, Diane Kruger, Michael Madsen and Kerry Washington.
Wood also directed the documentary “21 Years: Richard Linklater.” Both films draw upon the idea that the first 21 years of work defines the career of an artist.
- Dave McNary
Plot: A former mercenary-turned-family man (John Travolta) returns to his deadly trade after his wife (Rebecca De Mornay) is killed in an attack with links to the explosion of gang violence in his city. Review: It’s really a shame that such powerhouse nineties icons as Nicolas Cage and John Travolta have been reduced to doing Dtv-actioners they wouldn’t have touched with a ten-foot pole in... Read More »
- Chris Bumbray
Amy HeckerlingThe films of Amy Heckerling reveal a heart guarded and tender, a penchant for the past without a whiff of the maudlin. Who could forget her debut, Fast Times at Ridgemont High? Directed from Cameron Crowe's script, the 1982 film gave us frank portrayals of sexuality and the detailed minutiae of growing up, suspended in the hazy tedium of high school, all without condescension or patronizing. Totally righteous. Heckerling proved attuned to the particulars of comedy with her next feature Johnny Dangerously (1984), a waggish send-up of the 1930s gangster comedy. In its cheeky beginning, a 1935 title card reveals itself to be a real material object that crumbles when car crash obliterates its façade. With a darkened lash line, a young Michael Keaton puts forth his best James Cagney as the titular mobster whose identity and status are known to all but his ailing ma and brother, a rising assistant Da. »
101 Films is pleased to announce the UK release of I Am Wrath, available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digitally from 16 th May 2016. To celebrate its release, we have 3 DVDs to give away! Unemployed engineer Stanley Hill (John Travolta – Pulp Fiction, People Vs Oj Simpson) witnesses the brutal murder of his wife
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The bummer reality of Hollywood is that the older you get, the fewer roles you get. This is brutally true for women, whose options for characters and franchises can go from "Leading Lady" to "Mom #2" seemingly over night. But in recent years aging men have gotten a bit of a leading man loop hole, and it's largely thanks to Liam Neeson and his Taken franchise. Those movies were so remarkably successful that it seems like every big name actor who made an action movie in the '80s or '90s is now getting their own movie about a grizzled old guy trying to live a simple life until some bad dudes take someone they love. Neeson's made a whole new career out of it. Sean Penn got in on the action with The Gunman. John Travolta and Nicolas Cage both have a...
- Peter Hall
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