10 items from 2015
Two of director Luc Besson’s most acclaimed films are getting the Blu-ray steelbook treatment over at UK web-based distributor Zavvi, with both Nikita and The Big Blue set for release this month with exclusive editions.
Limited to a 2,000-steelbook run, the films are set for release a week apart from each other, with The Big Blue released on March 16th, with Nikita released a week later on March 23rd. And while no special features or technical specifications have been announced yet, it’s a safe bet that the new versions will contain the features on the 2009 Studio Canal editions.
The Big Blue, released in 1988, stars Jean-Marc Barr (Breaking the Waves), Rosanna Arquette (Pulp Fiction) and Jean Reno (Leon); Nikita (La Femme Nikita) followed in 1990, and stars Anne Parillaud (The Man in the Iron Mask) and Tcheky Karyo (Goldeneye).
- Scott J. Davis
Arquette has been the prohibitive favorite in the field since the awards season started, winning trophies at BAFTA, SAG, the Critics Choice, the Golden Globes and the Spirits.
Arquette, 46, was often cited by critics as one of the key factors in Richard Linklater’s groundbreaking film, shot in a dozen different segments between 2002 and 2013. Her portrayal of Olivia Evans managed to encapsulate the hopes and disappointments of her generation, portrayed with a transcendent honesty without frills.
- Dave McNary
Nothing like the support of your family! Dakota Johnson brought a special guest to the 87th Annual Academy Awards on Sunday night -- her gorgeous mother, Melanie Griffith. The "Fifty Shades of Grey" actress, who will be presenting an award during the star-studded show, looked red hot in a fiery one-shoulder Saint Laurent gown. But it was her 57-year-old mom who stole the spotlight in a striking long-sleeved black dress with sexy, square neckline. During an interview with ABC's Lara Spencer, Dakota got a little snippy with her mom when they were talking about her racy movie. "Will you be seeing the movie," the host asked Griffith. "No, well maybe," she replied. When the veteran actress elaborated, her daughter snapped back at her. Check out the clip above to see the classic mother-daughter moment! Dakota and Melanie aren't the only stars to the Oscars a family affair! Patricia Arquette, who »
- tooFab Staff
Madonna can join Britney Spears, Celine Dion and Penn & Teller as top earner Las Vegas acts, as Britain’s hip Radio 1 has issued a ban on the 56 year-old mother for being ‘irrelevant and old’ for its younger listeners, relegating her to Mor (middle of the road) status..Madonna burst on to the music scene hard and fast in the 1980’s with her hypnotic, daring for the times music videos that teleported her from MTV top requested star to worldwide megastar status, winning her a role in the hot 1985 film “Desperately Seeking Susan” with Rosanna Arquette. In the same […] »
- April Neale
The film is in post and Spotlight aims to introduce sales in Cannes.
“The whole team at Spotlight is thriller to be working with Sydon to bring this amazing film to the attention to buyers worldwide,” said McCombs.
“We are excited to be working with Spotlight,” said Pulera. “Their passion and excitement towards this project, combined with their understanding of the worldwide market, gives us the confidence that a producer needs.”
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Ben Kingsley has joined the cast of Wake opposite Bruce Willis. John Pogue directs the action thriller about a sociopath with no fear (Willis), who returns to his childhood home on a remote island for his brother’s wake. When the island comes under siege, he must save the very family that banished him from his ancestral home years ago. Michael Benaroya, Tobin Armbrust, David Alpert and Chris Cowles are producing. International Film Trust is handling international sales in Berlin at the European Film Market. CAA is representing domestic rights. …
Arclight Films has acquired worldwide rights to Frank And Lola, starring Michael Shannon and Imogen Poots. Writer-director Matthew Ross’s romantic thriller also stars Michael Nyqvist, Justin Long, Rosanna Arquette and Emmanuelle Devos. The film was produced by Parts & Labor, The Supply Company and Lola Pictures. Preferred Content and Killer Films are executive producers. The film was fully financed and »
- Ali Jaafar
Arclight Films represents all rights outside of North America, while CAA and Wme Global are co-representing North America.
The story follows the love affair between a Las Vegas chef and a promising fashion designer that is badly derailed when the woman’s past and present demons resurface.
The film, which is now in post-production, was produced by Parts & Labor, the Supply Company and Lola Pictures. Preferred Content and Killer Films are executive producers. The film was fully financed and produced in association with Great Point Media, »
- Patrick Frater
She is described as “a shrewd and chic businesswoman” and should be a challenge for movie stalwart Holmes, who made her name on the small screen in Dawson’s Creek. She returned properly to TV in 2011 for The Kennedys mini series (a sequel to which is coming next year) but this recurring role is an interesting change of pace. The actress was most recently seen in The Giver.
Entering production for its third season, Ray Donovan concerns a “fixer” for the great and good in Los Angeles who has to juggle the personal and the professional whilst keeping one step ahead of an ever-inquisitive FBI. In the past it’s boasted an array of meaty acting names, such as James Woods, Elliott Gould and Rosanna Arquette. »
- Steve Palace
Stars: Kevin Costner, Jennifer Garner, Denis Leary, Sean Combs, Frank Langella, Sam Elliot, Rosanna Arquette, Terry Crews, Tom Welling, Ellen Burstyn | Written by Scott Rothman, Rajiv Joseph | Directed by Ivan Reitman
Ok, so it’s fair to say I’m not a sports guy. I hated playing sports in high school, I don’t watch sports on TV (well apart from the odd Superbowl on Channel 4 back when I was a teenager) and I certainly would never choose to watch sports over a movie. But what about sports movies? I’m a sucker for them! Of course it helped that I had a parent who loved the feel-good underdog stories that many a sports flick was essentially built around. Thanks to my mum I grew up watching sports movies such as Major League, Lucas, Field of Dreams, Hoosiers, The Mighty Ducks and many more…
But in recent years it »
- Phil Wheat
UK cinema in 2015 has plenty to recommend it. Here are 36 UK films of all genres to look forward to this year…
Dig past the litterfall of Kray Brothers biopics and tales of nubile teens on camping trips gone wrong, and you’ll unearth plenty for the UK film industry to boast about in 2015. From sci-fi romps and thrillers like Robot Overlords and Ex Machina to dramas like High-Rise, comedies like War On Everyone, spy flicks like Spectre and kids’ films like Bill, there’s no shortage of inventive, highly promising cinema coming from these isles.
We’ve included a few choice co-productions in 2015’s pick of the year’s most interesting-looking pictures, which bolsters our list in both size and breadth (and mostly means we Brits can claim partial credit for ace-sounding dystopian flick The Lobster).
In alphabetical order then, here are the 36 UK (or UK-ish) movies we’re excited about seeing this year… »
10 items from 2015
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