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Industry Veterans Found New Castle Productions

Veteran sales and distribution executives Lyndon Golin, Peter Elson, and Ray Price have joined forces to launch New Castle Pictures.

The new U.S.-based distribution company will specialize in independent English-language and foreign language films with commercial appeal and plan to release four to six films in its first year in top DMAs and on VOD platforms. will allow producers an aggressive participation in the producers’ USA deals by offering P&A guarantees, gross revenue shares and the opportunity to become partners in the distribution of their films.

“Ncp is foremost focused on theatrical release and success, and our vision is to aggressively acquire and market unique titles suited for a specialty theatrical run,” Elson said.

Golin, who currently serves as president and is one of the co-founder of Regency Theatres, will serve as chairman of New Castle Pictures. He has also worked in distribution for companies like Universal Pictures, MGM/UA, and Hollywood.
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Tim Roth on 'Tin Star,' Tarantino and Tupac

Tim Roth on 'Tin Star,' Tarantino and Tupac
Skinheads, hit men, cops, criminals, cops-posing-as-criminals, princes, junkies, executioners, politicians, supervillains, an 18th-century fop, a 19th-century impressionist painter and a 21st-century psychotic chimp – you name it, and there's an extremely good chance that Tim Roth has played it. The 56-year-old British actor has the sort of varied, overstuffed resumé that suggests a reserved spot in the steadily-working-character-actor canon, and has not one but two projects hitting TV screens at the moment: Tin Star, an Amazon thriller that about an expat cop living in Canada that starts as a quirky fish-out-of-water
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‘Dunkirk (1958)’ DVD Review

Stars: John Mills, Richard Attenborough, Bernard Lee, Robert Urquhart, Ray Jackson, Ronald Hines, Sean Barrett, Roland Curram, Meredith Edwards, Michael Bates, Maxine Audley, Lionel Jeffries | Written by David Divine, W.P. Lipscomb | Directed by Leslie Norman

While this year’s Dunkirk brought an intensity to the screen conveying the horrors of what was experienced by the soldiers at Dunkirk, there was a version of that same story that was released back in 1958. Now digitally restored and available on DVD and Blu-ray, this Dunkirk is an interesting look at how the true events affected many people.

When Nazi Germany invaded France, the British army found themselves in retreat. Making their way to Dunkirk which was the only means of escape, Operation Dynamo was put into action to get the soldiers out of France and home.

What is interesting about this version of Dunkirk is the fact it is a darker look at
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The Flight of the Phoenix (Region B)

Forgotten amid Robert Aldrich’s more critic-friendly movies is this superb suspense picture, an against-all-odds thriller that pits an old-school pilot against a push-button young engineer with his own kind of male arrogance. Can a dozen oil workers and random passengers ‘invent’ their way out of an almost certain death trap? It’s a late-career triumph for James Stewart, at the head of a sterling ensemble cast. I review a UK disc in the hope of encouraging a new restoration.

The Flight of the Phoenix

Region B Blu-ray

(will not play in domestic U.S. players)

Masters of Cinema / Eureka Entertainment

1965 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 142 min. / Street Date September 12, 2016 / £12.95

Starring: James Stewart, Richard Attenborough, Peter Finch, Hardy Krüger, Ernest Borgnine, Ian Bannen, Ronald Fraser, Christian Marquand, Dan Duryea, George Kennedy, Gabriele Tinti, Alex Montoya, Peter Bravos, William Aldrich, Barrie Chase.

Cinematography: Joseph Biroc

Stunt Pilot: Paul Mantz

Art Direction: William Glasgow
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25 Years Caught in Tom Waits' Bone Machine: A Track-by-Track Breakdown

  • PEOPLE.com
People will tell you Tom Waits’ best album is Rain Dogs. This is not strictly true. It is perhaps the most Waits-ian of Tom Waits albums, by virtue of having a Waits lookalike on the cover and a song selection that ranges across virtually every genre of music (and combinations thereof) Waits could wrangle. But the best Tom Waits album is not Rain Dogs. Instead it’s Bone Machine (which netted Waits his first Grammy in 1993), and it turns 25 years old today.

Waits explained Rain Dogs’ titular inspiration to Spin in 1985: “You know, dogs in the rain lose their way back home.
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Séance on a Wet Afternoon

It was only recently that I saw, for the very first time, Bryan Forbes’ adaptation of Mark McShane’s novel Séance on a Wet Afternoon (1964), and as it was designed to do, it chilled me to the bone. The movie descends like a shroud upon the lives of Myra (Kim Stanley), a would-be psychic who seems at the beginning of the film to be what one might describe as dotty and demanding, and her cowed husband Bill (Richard Attenborough), a milquetoast of a man who seems far too acquiescent to her insistent personality. But Myra is more than just a bit dotty, she’s borderline demented, and she has emotionally pummeled her husband into participating in a bizarre kidnapping plan— they’ll “borrow” the daughter of a wealthy businessman and then achieve fame and riches by helping police to discover her whereabouts. As the crime progresses, Séance reveals itself to be a disturbing,
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Dunkirk review – utterly immersive account of Allied retreat

Christopher Nolan is back to his best with this spectacular second world war action epic

“You can practically see it from here… ” Kenneth Branagh’s stoical naval commander is talking about “home”, the word that recurs throughout Christopher Nolan’s long-nurtured epic of wartime retreat. Yet he could equally have been referring to the Imax 70mm presentation in which I saw Dunkirk, and which was also probably visible from France – a jaw-dropping spectacle in which the picture for the most part stretched beyond my field of vision, both vertically and horizontally. “We have a big love for the big format,” says cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema, who works agile wonders with the bulky film cameras used to capture such stunning images. Available in a dizzying array of projection formats (digital, 35mm, 70mm etc), Dunkirk hits our screens with aspect ratios ranging from square to oblong and all points in between, depending
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David Puttnam Named Life President of U.K.'s National Film and TV School

The U.K.'s National Film and Television School officially opened two new facilities on Friday, while at the same time announcing David Puttnam as its new life president. Puttnam takes over from the late Richard Attenborough.

The new buildings — the Channel 4 Rose Building and Sky Studios at the Nfts — are part of a £20 million ($26 million) development of the school, comprising a 4K digital content studio and two teaching buildings covering more than 20,000 square feet in total.

"The Nfts is one of the world’s leading film schools, and these new facilities will ensure it continues to...
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David Puttnam Named Life President of U.K.'s National Film and TV School

The U.K.'s National Film and Television School officially opened two new facilities on Friday, while at the same time announcing David Puttnam as its new life president. Puttnam takes over from the late Richard Attenborough.

The new buildings — the Channel 4 Rose Building and Sky Studios at the Nfts — are part of a £20 million ($26 million) development of the school, comprising a 4K digital content studio and two teaching buildings covering more than 20,000 square feet in total.

"The Nfts is one of the world’s leading film schools, and these new facilities will ensure it continues to...
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Nfts launches £20m facilities

  • ScreenDaily
David Puttnam named school’s life president.

MP and former culture minister Ed Vaizey has officially opened two new National Film And Television School (Nfts) buildings on the school’s campus in Beaconsfield.

Titled the Channel 4 Rose Building, after the late senior commissioning editor and Channel 4 David Rose, and Sky Studios at the Nfts respectively, the buildings are part of a £20m development at the School.

At an event held this morning (July 7) on site, David Puttnam was named life president of the Nfts.

The new school facilities include a 4K Digital Content Studio, two teaching buildings, a second cinema, and supplementary teaching space.

Funding for the project form the Dcms (Department for Culture Media and Spor), Channel 4, Sky, and the Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership, with additional funding from partners including the Higher Education Funding Council for England (Hefce), the British Film Institute (BFI), Creative Skillset, the Broccoli
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Early Buzz Says War For The Planet Of The Apes Is Summer’s Best Movie

Dubbed the “final chapter” in Fox’s prequel trilogy – for now, at least – there’s a profound sense of magnitude and importance resting on the furry shoulders of War For the Planet of the Apes.

Both Dawn and Rise drew praise for the ways in which they balanced spectacle with a sophisticated, fiercely compelling narrative – the franchise’s box office total is a testimony to that feat, too, which currently stands at $1.1 billion – but with War For the Planet, Matt Reeves and Fox’s threequel looks set to tip the scales ever so slightly in favor of a full-blown conflict.

That’s not to say that both parties have engineered a big, loud, and dumb blockbuster, far from it; merely that War For the Planet of the Apes has raised the stakes so high that it’s small wonder why it’s been called the darkest entry in Fox’s saga yet.
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Dinosaurs Roam Free in Jurassic World 2 Posters and Display

  • MovieWeb
Dinosaurs Roam Free in Jurassic World 2 Posters and Display
Is life about to find a way again? That appears to be the case for Jurassic World 2, according to some newly revealed marketing materials for the movie. One of the new posters for the highly-anticipated sequel that has surfaced online reveals that the classic tagline, "Life finds a way," may have a part to play in the movie.

Universal has a display set up at the Licensing Expo, and they are going all in on director J.A. Bayona's Jurassic World 2. The studio has a massive section of the exhibitor floor dedicated to the next installment of the Jurassic Park franchise, which gives us a look at some of the stuff that may be appearing in the movie. One of the most interesting things on display is a banner that features the classic logo with the June 22, 2018, release date plastered over it, with the rest of the banner featuring the line,
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James Cromwell’s character in Jurassic World 2 has an important connection to the original Jurassic Park

James Cromwell’s character in the upcoming Jurassic World 2 has an interesting link to a key character from the original Jurassic Park. Sitting down with Larry King, he reveals that his character, Benjamin Lockwood, has a through-line all the way back to the 1993 original:

“The character Richard Attenborough played (John Hammond), I’m his partner, Benjamin Lockwood. We developed the technology of being able to clone the genes. And so I’m trying to deal with the blowback from what we have done.”

The sequel to 2015’s Jurassic World is getting very interesting. Recently, we found out that the legendary Jeff Goldblum is returning as the iconic Dr. Ian Malcolm, and now we are starting to see even more connections to the original. It seems that Jurassic World 2 is closely tied to the original Jurassic Park: Chris Pratt has even revealed that the sequel will be darker, and scarier.
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James Cromwell Explains Who He’ll Play In Jurassic World 2

Academy Award nominee James Cromwell has been gracing screens both big and small for over 50 years. His impressive career has spanned genre and medium, as much as it has spanned independent projects and Hollywood blockbusters. So, it is perhaps a logical step to include him in the cast of Jurassic World 2, in a role that sounds like it essentially replaces the story function filled by the late Richard Attenborough within the franchise narrative – that of ‘The Man With Whom The Buck Stops.’

There is precedent within the Jurassic Park series for characters from the first instalment to reappear. Jeff Goldblum, as Ian Malcolm, starred in the second film – The Lost World: Jurassic Park – and returns for Jurassic World 2. Sam Neill and Laura Dern, as Drs. Alan Grant and Ellie Sattler, respectively – returned for Jurassic Park III. Richard Attenborough, who played billionaire, theme-park-visionary John Hammond, passed away in 2014 – so it seems
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Jurassic World 2 Ties Directly to Jurassic Park

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Jurassic World 2 Ties Directly to Jurassic Park
Yesterday it was revealed that Jeff Goldblum has joined the cast of Jurassic World 2 and now we have new information about another tie to Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park. Director J.A. Boyana and star Chris Pratt have both previously stated that the sequel will be much darker than Jurassic World and a little more like the first Jurassic Park. As previously reported, Goldblum will reprise his character of Dr. Ian Malcolm in Jurassic World 2 and the creepy Dilophosaurus as well as the T-Rex will also be returning. The sequel is filming now, so not much is known about specific plot points, but today we have a new piece of information that connects Jurassic World 2 to Jurassic Park.

In an interview with Larry King Now, James Cromwell elaborated about his role as Benjamin Lockwood in the film. Cromwell also sheds some more light on his character's relationship with John Hammond,
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Newswire: James Cromwell joins Jurassic World 2 as one of the men who first cloned dinosaurs

  • The AV Club
Thanks to a cartoon DNA strand, the original Jurassic Park makes it clear that Richard Attenborough’s John Hammond is the guy who the entire project that made cloning dinosaurs possible, but it sounds like Jurassic World 2 might be throwing a new wrinkle into that backstory. As reported by Looper, James Cromwell stopped by Larry King Now this week and not only confirmed that he’s in Jurassic World 2, but also that he’s playing a character who could be hugely important to the core mythology of the series. He says that he’s playing a guy named Benjamin Lockwood, who was John Hammond’s “partner” back in the day and even helped him develop the dinosaur cloning technology that made Jurassic Park possible.

Assuming that’s all accurate, this is a pretty big retcon for the Jurassic Park series. Beyond John Hammond’s company, the original movie ...
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Jeff Goldblum to Return for ‘Jurassic World’ Sequel

Jeff Goldblum to Return for ‘Jurassic World’ Sequel
Jeff Goldblum is coming back to the world of dinosaurs and will appear in Universal-Amblin Entertainment’s next “Jurassic World” film.

J.A. Bayona is directing the next installment. Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard are returning for the sequel to the 2015 blockbuster “Jurassic World.” The sequel also stars Justice Smith, James Cromwell, and Toby Jones.

Goldblum co-starred in 1993’s “Jurassic Park” and in 1997’s “The Lost World: Jurassic Park,” but was absent from “Jurassic World.” He played the quick-witted mathematician Ian Malcolm, who managed to survive in both films.

At one point in “Jurassic Park,” he’s told by Richard Attenborough’s John Hammond, “All major theme parks have delays. When they opened Disneyland in 1956, nothing worked!” Goldblum responded, “Yeah, but, John, if the Pirates of the Caribbean breaks down, the pirates don’t eat the tourists.”

Colin Trevorrow, who directed “Jurassic World,” wrote the script for the sequel with Derek Connolly.
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Mahabharata will be India’s biggest ever Motion Picture

  • Bollyspice
Setting a record in the Indian film industry, Dr. B.R. Shetty, UAE based billionaire businessman and philanthropist, is investing Rs. 1000 crores (Usd 150 million) to produce India’s biggest ever motion picture, Mahabharata. Noted advertising filmmaker, V.A Shrikumar Menon, is directing this magnum opus. Mahabharata will be produced in two parts and is scheduled to go on floor by September 2018 and will be released in early 2020. The second part of the film will be released within 90 days of the first part. The film will be shot primarily in English, Hindi, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil and Telugu and will be dubbed into major Indian languages and leading foreign languages.

The film will be a coming together of the crème de la crème of Indian and global cinema, in terms of its cast and crew. The technical crew will include some of the great names in world cinema including Academy Award-winners. The cast
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Brian Cox Will Fight Them On The Beaches In New Trailer For WW2 Biopic ‘Churchill’ [Watch

  • The Playlist
Let us pitch you something quickly. It’s a movie called “Crisis On Infinite Churchills,” and it’s an “Avengers”-style team-up movie where all the actors who’ve played the great British leaders — Michael Gambon, Albert Finney, Brendan Gleeson, John Lithgow, Timothy Spall, a CGI recreation of a young Richard Attenborough — reprise the role as the various parallel-universe versions of Churchill battle “Highlander”-style for supremacy.

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All new Doctor Dolittle has Robert Downey Jr all set to talk to the animals

  • HeyUGuys
Author: Zehra Phelan

From egotistical flying superhero to animal whisperer – is there nothing Robert Downey Jr. cannot do? Yes, that’s right the Iron Man stalwart is hanging up the lycra to take on the part of the beloved Doctor Dolittle in the upcoming The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle.

You’ve guessed it; it’s yet another reboot which Universal has gotten their mitts on. Doctor Dolittle is the age old story of a Doctor who can talk to the animals. It saw its first adaption from Hugh Lofting’s series of books, which were published nearly a century ago, back in 1967 as a musical with Rex Harrison as Dolittle and also starred Richard Attenborough. For younger audiences, you may be more familiar with Eddie Murphy’s venture back in the 1998 remake which subsequently saw a sequel released in 2001.

Oscar-winning Stephen Gaghan, who directed Matthew McConaughey in Gold this year,
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