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Lrm Exclusive Interview: Costume Designer Colleen Atwood for The Huntsman: Winter’S War

8 hours ago | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

With over three decades of costume design more, award-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood is making more and more beautiful costumes for the big budget studio projects.

One of the latest projects is with this week’s Blu-ray release with The Huntsman: Winter’S War, which she is involved in all of the costumes from the multiple costumes worn by Emily Blunt, the hunter’s costumes of Jessica Chastain and Chris Hemsworth and to the glorious golden dress worn by Charlize Theron.

Lrm had an exclusive phone interview with Atwood earlier this month to discuss her approach and difficulties with this wondrous project.

The Huntsmand: Winter’S War is currently available on Blu-ray, DVD and digital download today.

Read the full transcript below.

Lrm: I wanted to let you know that the costumes in the movie is absolutely—beautiful.

Colleen Atwood: Thank you. We had a lot of fun making them. »

- Gig Patta

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‘Don’t Breathe’ Director Fede Alvarez Isn’t Playing by Hollywood’s Rules

16 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Few indie filmmakers today have broken the rules of Hollywood like Uruguay-born horror director Fede Alvarez. Rather than parlaying a low-budget first film into a job directing a franchise horror movie, Alvarez flipped the script, remaking “The Evil Dead” as his debut film before going on to direct an original horror feature. How did Alvarez land the “Evil Dead” job without any feature film credits to his name?

Read More: SXSW 2016 Review: Fede Alvarez’s ‘Don’t Breathe’ Turns the Home Invasion Thriller Into an Art Form

“It was just based on Sam Raimi being insane and trusting me to write and direct that movie based on a short that I made,” Alvarez told IndieWire in a recent interview. The writer-director of 1981’s “The Evil Dead,” Raimi served as a producer on the 2013 remake.

Alvarez’s second film is the home invasion thriller “Don’t Breathe,” which hits theaters Friday »

- Graham Winfrey

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Steve McQueen to receive BFI Fellowship

22 hours ago | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The 12 Years A Slave director will be presented with the honour at this year’s Lff awards ceremony.

Oscar-winning British film-maker Steve McQueen will be presented with a BFI Fellowship at this year’s BFI London Film Festival (October 5-16) awards ceremony.

Born in London, McQueen was a Turner Prize-winning artist before turning his hand to film-making. The award will be presented to the director in recognition of his feature films Hunger, Shame and 12 Years A Slave, all of which played at previous editions of the London Film Festival.

His 2013 biographical drama 12 Years A Slave received critical plaudits and won three Academy Awards from nine nominations, including Best Picture.

Previous recipients of the BFI Fellowship include Cate Blanchett, Tim Burton, Mike Leigh, Helena Bonham Carter, Christopher Lee, Maggie Smith and Alec Guinness.

Steve McQueen commented “I first walked into the BFI library and cinema 28 years ago. To think that I will now be a Fellow and honorary »

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Director Steve McQueen to Receive British Film Institute’s Fellowship

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

Oscar-winning director-writer-producer Steve McQueen will receive the British Film Institute’s highest accolade, the BFI Fellowship, at the BFI London Film Festival’s awards ceremony Oct. 15 at London’s Banqueting House.

Josh Berger, chair of the BFI, said: “He is one of the most influential and important British artists of the past 25 years and his work, both short- and long-form, has consistently explored the endurance of humanity — even when it is confronted by inhumane cruelty — with a poetry and visual style that he has made his own.”

McQueen commented: “I first walked into the BFI library and cinema 28 years ago. To think that I will now be a fellow and honorary member, with such a distinguished list of people, is mind-blowing. I’m humbly honored.”

The BFI Fellowship is being awarded to McQueen “in recognition of his outstanding contribution to film culture,” showcased in his range of artworks and three multi-award-winning features, »

- Leo Barraclough

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Movie Review – Doomed! The Untold Story of Roger Corman’s The Fantastic Four (2015)

23 August 2016 11:10 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Doomed! The Untold Story of Roger Corman’s The Fantastic Four, 2015.

Directed by Marty Langford.

Starring Roger Corman, Alex Hyde-White, Joseph Culp and Oley Sassone.


In 1994, Roger Corman produced a movie adaptation of Marvel’s first ever comic-book, The Fantastic Four, a low budget picture destined never to be released. This is its fascinating story…

Documentaries which shine a light on movie projects that never saw the light of day are increasingly becoming all the rage, now the geeks have inherited the earth, and Doomed! The Untold Story of Roger Corman’s The Fantastic Four is one of them. If perhaps lacking the snappy title of, say, The Death of Superman Lives which recently came out and told the doomed story of another major comic book movie endeavour that never saw the light of day. This is a very different story to the crazed egomaniacs and spiralling budgets that »

- Tony Black

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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

Why »

- Mark Cassidy

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A ‘Beetlejuice’ musical is in the works; Will debut on Broadway in 2018/19

22 August 2016 12:45 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Beetlejuice musical on the cards from Warner Brothers and director Alex Timbers.

A Beetlejuice musical has been announced for the 2018/ 2019 season.

Over the weekend new about a forthcoming Beetlejuice musical hit the web. Well, this is very real and said Beetlejuice musical is set to hit the stage on New York City’s Broadway during the 2018 – 2019 season.

Information is a little vague at the moment but Alex Timbers (Rocky: The Musical, Peter and the Starcatcher) is behind the project, which will be produced by Warner Brothers.

The New York Post reports most of the news.

Details are very vague, but we’re assuming that the wonderful version of Harry Belafonte’s “Banana Boat Song,” will make it into the musical, as well as many other golden moments from Tim Burton’s classic 1980s movie. If you unaware of the film, here’s the plot.

After Barbara (Geena Davis) and Adam »

- Paul Heath

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The Fovc Guide To The Drive-in Movie Part 3: Drive-in Movie Movies

21 August 2016 1:30 PM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

11 Drive-in Movie Movies (in alphabetical order):

Blue Thunder (1983) One key sequence in this thriller about a high-tech urban surveillance helicopter is staged (during the daylight hours) at the Pickwick Drive-in in Burbank, California, which was razed in 1990. The Pickwick, due to its proximity to the local movie studios, hosted many movie premieres, most famously that of Blazing Saddles in 1974, for which everyone in attendance was on horseback.

Brokeback Mountain (2005) In one scene after his return from Brokeback Mountain, Ennis (Heath Ledger) takes his wife Alma (Michelle Williams) on a date to a drive-in movie theater, which is lovingly (if briefly) recreated in the film. And it’s a very effective moment of movie magic too—the scene wasn’t filmed at a drive-in at all, but instead a converted softball field in Alberta, Canada.

Cars (2006) During the end credits, the cars are shown at the drive-in cinema enjoying parodies »

- Dennis Cozzalio

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"Mars Attacks: Occupation"

21 August 2016 10:08 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek Idw Publishing's "Mars Attacks: Occupation" #5, available August 17, 2016, written by John Layman and illustrated by Andy Kuhn, with covers by John McCrea, Ryan Brown and Ed Repka. Plus take a look @ footage of the Martian bodycount from Tim Burton's 1996 feature "Mars Attacks!":

"...the 'Martians' came. The Martians saw. The Martians conquered. Now the space invaders cruelly rule over humanity, but 'Ruby Johnson' has something to say about that..."

Before it became a movie (1996), "Mars Attacks" was a science fiction themed trading card series, released in 1962, featuring illustrations by artists Wallace Wood and Norman Saunders.

In that scenario, the invasion of Earth by 'Martians' is under the command of a corrupt Martian government who conceal the fact from the martian populace, that Mars is doomed to explode and therefore proposes a colonization of Earth.

The cards depict futuristic battle scenes and bizarre methods of Martian attack. The story »

- Michael Stevens

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It’s Showtime: A ‘Beetlejuice’ Musical Is Coming to Broadway

19 August 2016 4:30 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

If the Alamo Drafthouse’s upcoming celebration of Tim Burton next month, appropriately called Septemburton, wasn’t enough gothic circus fun for you folks, then we have some good news. Beetlejuice will be getting the musical treatment on Broadway. Find out what we know about the Beetlejuice musical after the jump. Warner Bros. is working with musical […]

The post It’s Showtime: A ‘Beetlejuice’ Musical Is Coming to Broadway appeared first on /Film. »

- Ethan Anderton

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Take a tour of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children in a new featurette

18 August 2016 1:19 PM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Take a tour of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children in a new featuretteTake a tour of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children in a new featuretteAmanda Wood8/18/2016 3:19:00 Pm

If there’s one director we’re always excited to see put out new work, it’s Tim Burton. We loved him in the nineties and we love him now, so we couldn’t be more excited for Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.

A new featurette was just released that takes us on a tour of the grounds of Miss Peregrine’s home, and we get to follow author Ransom Riggs around as he shows us different parts of the set!

Shooting on location at a small castle in Belgium, the film follows a young boy who discovers Miss Peregrine and the peculiarly talented children she surrounds herself with. Trouble comes calling in the shape of Samuel L. Jackson, »

- Amanda Wood

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Visit Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children in New Sneak Peek

18 August 2016 1:06 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

This fall, one of the most beloved young adult novels will finally be brought to life on the big screen when Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children hits theaters on September 30. The second trailer debuted back in June, with a preview taking us inside this bizarre home last month. As we get closer and closer to the release, today we have a behind-the-scenes video, where author Ransom Riggs takes fans deep into the production.

20th Century Fox debuted this new preview on their YouTube page, where Ransom Riggs takes fans on a tour of the house that was used for the production in Belgium, dubbed Castile Torenhof, which the author reveals is very close to what he had imagined the house would look like. The author also reveals that director Tim Burton took the ideas laid out in his book, and made them bigger and more vibrant. We also learn »

- MovieWeb

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‘Stranger Things’ Q&A: Winona Ryder and Millie Bobby Brown Talk the Binge Phenomenon

18 August 2016 10:15 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Last summer it was “Mr. Robot” and “UnReal.” This summer, TV’s biggest surprise sensation has been Netflix’s ’80s set thriller “Stranger Things.” A unique mix of adventure, horror, teen angst, and adult drama, the series seemed to come out of nowhere and almost instantly developed a rabid fanbase when the season’s eight episodes hit the streaming service July 15. Part of the credit belongs with the largely fresh-faced cast, including Millie Bobby Brown as the enigmatic Eleven, a young girl who breaks free of her top secret science experiment prison, and a welcome comeback for ’90s icon Winona Ryder, playing radically against type as the distraught mother of a missing boy. Variety spoke with Ryder and Brown at the recent Television Critics Assn. press tour about the show’s breakout success, working with wunderkind twin brother creators Matt and Ross Duffer, and those haunting Christmas lights.

Winona, you’re not on social media. Have »

- Geoff Berkshire

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2016 Fall Movie Preview: 17 Blockbusters and Popcorn Offerings To Check Out This Season

18 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.

Morgan,” September 2

Stepping out of your father’s shadow is never easy when said father is beloved and successful, but it’s got to be especially difficult when it’s Ridley Scott. Sitting in the director’s chair for his very first feature, Luke Scott looks to bring the kind of white-knuckle tension and mysterious head games to the sci-fi genre as his father has done time and time again. »

- Kate Erbland, Zack Sharf, Steve Greene, David Ehrlich, Graham Winfrey and William Earl

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Steven Seagal lost a 'Batman' bet and this is his most recent trailer

17 August 2016 5:05 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. My close, personal friend, screenwriter Matt Allen used to work for Steven Seagal when Matt was in college. Matt's Steven Seagal stories are incredible. One of my favorite ones is Matt and Steven Seagal were at lunch at Spago's. This was 1989, and a little movie called Batman was about to come out. Seagal was certain that Batman was going to flop because Seagal felt like he could destroy Michael Keaton with his pinkie toe, and no one would turn out to see a movie with a wimp like Micheal Keaton. In the year 2016, you might think Seagal's point of view is reasonable because 1989 is far from the era of super heroes we're in now. But you would be wrong. Back then, even if tracking isn't as sophisticated as it is now, »

- Jon Davis

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Ben-Hur Review: It's Not Great, nor Worthy of Hate

17 August 2016 8:56 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Up until somewhat recently, all of the movie reviews on this site used the five-star grading system. The college newspaper I wrote for also used the star system, and I used to enjoy the economy of language at play there. If you want the tiniest snapshot of an opinion on a film, one just needs to see how many stars were given, and if you wanted to know more, or why, you could just read the review in full. Still, after a number of years, I found myself overthinking everything, second guessing my snap judgment star ratings, because, if I gave this movie this rating, it subsequently would mean I liked it more/less than X amount of movies I gave this other rating to, and on and on it'd go. If we still had the star system in play here, I honestly don't know what I'd give Ben-Hur. I »

- MovieWeb

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American Honey Trailer Takes Shia Labeouf on a Wild Road Trip

17 August 2016 8:25 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

This fall, come on and dream, baby dream! A24 presents the stirring trailer for American Honey. In this slice of pure Americana, a teenage girl with nothing to lose joins a traveling magazine sales crew, and gets caught up in a whirlwind of hard partying, law bending and young love as she criss-crosses the Midwest with a band of misfits. The teaser is set to the anthemic Bruce Springsteen ballad 'Dream Baby Dream', which sets the tone for the drama that plays out.

Overflowing with electric, primal energy, American Honey is an immersive, exhilarating odyssey of heartbreaking beauty. It is a generation-defining movie that celebrates the defiant resilience of young people looking for a place they belong. These teens are chasing their own version of the American Dream, and there may be only one person who can truly show them what that is.

'Optimistic and just plain beautiful...A film for this generation', »

- MovieWeb

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Pete's Dragon review

16 August 2016 2:59 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Mark Harrison Published Date  Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 05:54

Disney is on a roll this year - following the billion dollar box office success of Jon Favreau's The Jungle Book, their second dip into their back catalogue this year is another belter. Loosely based on the 1977 film of the same name, Pete's Dragon is more independent from its inspiration than any remake for many a year.

There are those who look back fondly on the original, a live action/cel animation hybrid in which Mickey Rooney and Jim Dale gurned at a delightful cartoon dragon, but it's hard to say that it stands up to the likes of similarly designed films like Mary Poppins and Bedknobs & Broomsticks. Nearly four decades on, the most unlikely of directors, David Lowery (Ain't Them Bodies Saints) has taken a trifle and stirred up a moving and majestic remake, transplanting the action from the 1900s »

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Disney's Live-Action Little Mermaid Teams Lin-Manuel Miranda and Alan Menken

16 August 2016 1:09 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Earlier this year, Disney brought on Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda to star in Mary Poppins Returns, alongside Emily Blunt. It seems the studio is doubling down with this actor-musician, bringing him aboard their remake of The Little Mermaid, where he will compose songs alongside Alan Menken. It isn't known if he will also act in this remake, but he is said to be involved in supervising the story and overseeing the writing of the script.

Deadline reports that Lin-Manuel Miranda will also produce this live-action remake with Marc Platt, who is currently prepping his long-awaited big screen adaptation of the Broadway sensation Wicked. This news comes just a few months after a report surfaced that the studio wasn't sure if they wanted to move forward with this new live-action project.

There is currently another live-action adaptation set at Universal Pictures, with Chloe Moretz to star as Ariel. Up and coming »

- MovieWeb

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Why Music In Films Matters

14 August 2016 6:20 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Neil Calloway argues that soundtracks and scores can make or break films…

This week, Flickering Myth’s own Oli Davis made the persuasive case that Suicide Squad‘s various cuts could be seen in the music they used; with David Ayer’s original version using different styles of music to the final cut by Trailer Park. There was also the release of a report titled “The Effect of Background Music in Shark Documentaries on Viewers’ Perceptions of Sharks” that suggested people are afraid of sharks because of the ominous music used to score film scenes where they are present.  Personally, I’m frightened of sharks because I don’t want one to bite my leg off, leaving me to die an agonising death in the water while wearing only swimming shorts.

What both these stories remind us is the huge part scores and soundtracks play in films; when you get »

- Neil Calloway

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