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R.I.P. Curtis Hanson

21 September 2016 2:00 PM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Last night, the cinematic world lost one of its own. Filmmaker Curtis Hanson passed away at the age of 71. The cause of death has been placed as natural causes. Hanson worked in the industry for well over 40 years, writing and directing movies that will stand the test of time. Oscar took notice in the late 90’s when Hanson made what most consider to be his masterpiece with L.A. Confidential, but he was a well known artist before then. He worked steadily on the big screen, also putting out the top notch HBO TV movie Too Big to Fail about five years ago. He will be missed in a big way. Hanson was an Academy Award winner and three time nominee, all for L.A. Confidential back in 1997. That highly regarded crime drama was a tale of corruption in the 1950’s, looking at how very different policemen dealt with enforcing the law. »

- Joey Magidson

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Curtis Hanson, Director of ‘L.A. Confidential,’ Dies at 71

20 September 2016 6:59 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Curtis Hanson, director of “L.A Confidential” and winner with Brian Helgeland of an Oscar for adapting James Ellroy’s novel, was found dead in his Hollywood Hills home on Tuesday afternoon, a spokesperson with the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed. He was 71.

The official said paramedics responded to a call of an unconscious man at Hanson’s home at about 4:52 p.m. on Tuesday. He was pronounced dead at the scene. According to TMZ, which first reported the news, it appears as though Hanson died of a heart attack; while the Lapd spokesperson could not confirm that specific information, he said Hanson died of “natural causes.”

He had been retired in recent years and was reported to be suffering from Alzheimer’s.

As a producer of the stylish 1997 period film, Hanson shared the nomination for best picture and was nominated for best director. The film won an Oscar for actress Kim Basinger, »

- Carmel Dagan

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Toronto Film Review: ‘The Promise’

13 September 2016 2:02 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

“Our revenge will be to survive, and have children,” rallies the mayor of an Ottoman city whose Armenian population is targeted for annihilation in Terry George’s “The Promise” — “…and one day, to make movies,” he might as well add, since that is ultimately what “The Promise” is about: Aiming to do for the 1915 Armenian Genocide what “Doctor Zhivago” did for the Russian Revolution, this sweeping romantic epic intends to dramatize a dark chapter so often denied and so seldom depicted onscreen — and yet, the events in question deserve better than a sloggy melodrama in which the tragedy is forced to take a backseat to a not especially compelling love triangle.

Willed into being by Armenian investor-philanthropist Kirk Kerkorian, who established Survivor Pictures in order to finance this project before he passed away last year, “The Promise” was conceived as a glossy, English-language entertainment — not to be mistaken for the »

- Peter Debruge

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‘Hotel Rwanda’s Terry George Looks At Armenian Genocide With ‘The Promise’: Toronto Q&A

11 September 2016 10:35 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

The last time he introduced a hot button film at the Toronto Film Festival on a genocidal campaign, Terry George infused Hotel Rwanda with the momentum it needed to break through and make a global impact. He’s back here with The Promise, a sweeping drama set against the backdrop of the Wwi-era genocide of Armenians by Turkish troops. The film stars Christian Bale, Oscar Isaac, Charlotte Le Bon, James Cromwell and Shohreh Aghdashloo. George wrote the films In The Name of th… »

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The Promise Trailer: Christian Bale and Oscar Isaac Feud in War Drama

10 September 2016 2:35 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Fresh off a banner year that included Ex Machina and Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Oscar Isaac returns to team up with Christian Bale and Charlotte Le Bon in the upcoming drama The Promise. While a release date hasn't been given for this World War I drama, Survival Pictures has released the first trailer for The Promise. If it does end up getting released at the end of this year, it could end up becoming a sleeper pick during awards season.

The new trailer debuted on Survival Pictures' YouTube, offering our first footage from the movie. The story is set in the year 1914, and as the Great War looms, the vast Ottoman Empire is crumbling. Constantinople (Istanbul), its once vibrant, multicultural capital is about to be consumed by chaos.

Michael Boghosian (Oscar Isaac), arrives in the cosmopolitan hub as a medical student determined to bring modern medicine back to Siroun, »

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First trailer for The Promise starring Christian Bale, Oscar Isaac and Charlotte Le Bon

9 September 2016 2:02 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Coinciding with its world premiere this weekend at the Toronto International Film Festival, the first trailer has arrived online for director Terry George’s upcoming drama The Promise which stars Christian Bale, Oscar IsaacCharlotte Le Bon, James Cromwell and Jean Reno; watch it below after the official synopsis…

Michael, a humble Armenian apothecary, leaves his village to study medicine in cosmopolitan Constantinople. Chris, an American photojournalist who has come to the country to partly cover the geopolitics, is in a relationship with the talented Ana, a Paris-educated, Armenian artist. When Michael meets Ana, their shared heritage sparks an attraction that explodes into a romantic rivalry between the two men. After the Turks join the war on the German side, the Ottoman Empire turns violently against its own ethnic minorities. Despite their conflicts, everyone must find a way to survive — even as monumental events envelope their lives.

The Promise will »

- Amie Cranswick

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First Trailer for 'The Promise' Featuring Oscar Isaac & Christian Bale

9 September 2016 1:13 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"He wants us to help his family escape... We have to help him." Survival Pictures has unveiled a trailer for an indie drama called The Promise, set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire. The film follows a love triangle between Michael, a brilliant medical student, the beautiful and sophisticated Ana, and Chris - a renowned American journalist based in Paris. Starring Oscar Isaac as Michael, with Christian Bale as Chris, and Charlotte Le Bon as Ana. Also featuring Angela Sarafyan, Shohreh Aghdashloo, James Cromwell, Jean Reno, Rade Serbedzija & Michael Stahl-David. This seems like a big, bold attempt to tell the story of the Armenian genocide featuring with an impressive cast, which actually makes this worth watching. This also doesn't look so much like an indie, rather a very large production. I'm curious to see it. Here's the first trailer (+ promo poster) for Terry George's The Promise, direct »

- Alex Billington

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‘Star Trek’: 50 Years of Films and TV, Ranked From Worst to Best

8 September 2016 8:48 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Beyond the 19 films and TV shows that make up official on-screen “Star Trek” canon, there are quite a few more efforts that could, philosophically, be a part of this list.

There’s the rich legacy of officially licensed novels and comic books that brought the characters to life in print form. There’s the technology invented by production designers that eventually became real-life wizardry. There’s the 1999 film “Galaxy Quest” — technically a parody, but spiritually one of the best “Star Trek” movies ever made.

Read More: ‘Star Trek’ Wants to Regulate Fan Culture, But It’s Not Going to Be Easy

There are the vibrant fan communities that, even during the franchise’s many dormant periods, ensured that “Star Trek” would never actually die. And there are the many real-life scientists and astronauts whose passion for boldly going into the real depths of the unknown were inspired by a show »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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A Revolution Is At Hand In New Trailer For HBO Miniseries The Young Pope

5 September 2016 9:36 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

A HBO miniseries revolving around a decorated pontiff conjures up a very particular, almost graceful set of preconceptions – billowing white smoke, divine iconography, and religious masses bowing down in the Vatican’s St. Peter’s Square – but for The Young Pope, the network is veering into darker territory.

Hailing from Italian writer-director Paolo Sorrentino, The Young Pope is a 10-part drama that takes a deep dive into a complex web of warring cardinals and a pope who is both conflicted and, arguably, unfit to lead. Smoking candidly and butting heads with his fellow peers, the trailer above sees Jude Law’s Pius Xiii slowly becoming more power crazy as his reign reaches its climax, and he wanders onto that famous balcony to address his adoring masses. Young and brash where his fellow religious folk are old and wise, The Young Pope is brimming with dramatic potential.

In attendance at the ongoing Venice Film Festival, »

- Michael Briers

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‘The Young Pope’ Red Band Trailer: Jude Law Declares Himself God in Paolo Sorrentino’s HBO Miniseries

4 September 2016 10:31 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Is age the definitive theme of Paolo Sorrentino’s oeuvre? After “The Great Beauty,” “Youth,” and now “The Young Pope,” it’s certainly beginning to look that way. The Oscar-winning Italian filmmaker just premiered the first two hours of his foray into long-form television at the Venice Film Festival, and “The Young Pope” now has a 16-and-over trailer from our friends in England ahead of its small-screen debut. Find it below.

Read More: Jude Law is HBO’s ‘The Young Pope,’ but You Might Call It ‘House of Cardinals’ — Venice Film Festival Review

Jude Law stars as the pontiff of the title, the youngest in history — as well as the first to hail from America. “I don’t have any sins to confess,” he declares in the trailer’s opening moments. “I’m a contradiction. I’m God.” That humble attitude will surely serve him well in the palace intrigue to follow, »

- Michael Nordine

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‘The Young Pope’ Red Band Trailer: Jude Law Declares Himself God in Paolo Sorrentino’s HBO Miniseries

4 September 2016 10:31 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Is age the definitive theme of Paolo Sorrentino’s oeuvre? After “The Great Beauty,” “Youth,” and now “The Young Pope,” it’s certainly beginning to look that way. The Oscar-winning Italian filmmaker just premiered the first two hours of his foray into long-form television at the Venice Film Festival, and “The Young Pope” now has a 16-and-over trailer from our friends in England ahead of its small-screen debut. Find it below.

Read More: Jude Law is HBO’s ‘The Young Pope,’ but You Might Call It ‘House of Cardinals’ — Venice Film Festival Review

Jude Law stars as the pontiff of the title, the youngest in history — as well as the first to hail from America. “I don’t have any sins to confess,” he declares in the trailer’s opening moments. “I’m a contradiction. I’m God.” That humble attitude will surely serve him well in the palace intrigue to follow, »

- Michael Nordine

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Jude Law is HBO’s ‘The Young Pope,’ but You Might Call It ‘House of Cardinals’ — Venice Film Festival Review

3 September 2016 2:07 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The Young Pope” opens with the startling image of a mountain of newborn babies, smack dab in the middle of Venice’s Piazza San Marco. Paolo Sorrentino’s camera cranes over this infant heap as a middle-aged man emerges, clad in pontiff’s white. He then takes a midnight stroll along the plaza and into a church. Fans of the Italian director won’t be surprised; his recent films have been rich with such baroquely orchestrated shots. But they may be surprised with what happens next: Sorrentino immediately cuts to a more conventionally shot sequence of the same man, waking up and readying himself in the morning. It reminds us that what we saw was a dream, and what we’re watching is not a film.

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- Ben Croll

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Jude Law is HBO’s ‘The Young Pope,’ but You Might Call It ‘House of Cardinals’ — Venice Film Festival Review

3 September 2016 2:07 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Young Pope” opens with the startling image of a mountain of newborn babies, smack dab in the middle of Venice’s Piazza San Marco. Paolo Sorrentino’s camera cranes over this infant heap as a middle-aged man emerges, clad in pontiff’s white. He then takes a midnight stroll along the plaza and into a church. Fans of the Italian director won’t be surprised; his recent films have been rich with such baroquely orchestrated shots. But they may be surprised with what happens next: Sorrentino immediately cuts to a more conventionally shot sequence of the same man, waking up and readying himself in the morning. It reminds us that what we saw was a dream, and what we’re watching is not a film.

See More‘David Lynch: The Art Life’ Trailer: Venice Doc Dissects The Auteur’s Life Through a ‘Private Memoir’

One of the interesting »

- Ben Croll

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Jude Law is The Young Pope in new trailer for Paolo Sorrentino’s new series

3 September 2016 11:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Coinciding with the premiere of its first two episodes at the Venice Film Festival this weekend, a new trailer has arrived online for director Paolo Sorrentino’s upcoming eight-part TV drama series The Young Pope which stars Jude Law as “the first American Pope” Lenny Belardo, a.k.a. Pius Xiii; take a look below…

Lenny Belardo is no ordinary Pope. He is the youngest and first American Pope in history. We find him on the morning of his first day in office, preparing to enter into the power struggles inside the closed, secretive Vatican state.

The Young Pope is set to premiere on October 27th and sees Jude Law starring alongside Silvio Orlando, Scott Shepherd, Cécile de France, Javier Cámara, Ludivine Sagnier, Toni Bertorelli and James Cromwell.

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- Amie Cranswick

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TV Review: ‘The Young Pope’

3 September 2016 8:09 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

What a delicious conceit: an American is elected pope, and turns out to be far more conservative than the College of Cardinals could ever have imagined. Add Paolo Sorrentino, one of the more inventively scathing commentators on society’s ills in recent years, and the combination already sounds irresistible — at least to members of the director’s fan club. The big question is how will this 10-part (originally eight-part) miniseries, whose first two episodes unspooled in Venice, play in the multiple territories it’s already been sold to, not to mention those countries waiting for the first flush of success? It’s a tough call, and international TV co-productions outside the U.K.-U.S. love match tend to have a Euro flavor that doesn’t suit wide American viewership. Yet there’s so much fun to be had in “The Young Pope,” from Sorrentino’s nervy writing to Dp Luca Bigazzi’s eye-feast of pleasures, that »

- Jay Weissberg

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‘The Young Pope’ Blesses Lido: Jude Law’s Orphan Pontiff Smokes, Schemes, Doubts & Drinks Cherry Coke Zero – Venice

3 September 2016 7:10 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Paolo Sorrentino’s The Young Pope is not your father’s pontiff. Lenny Belardo aka Pius Xiii, as played by Jude Law in the series, is the first American Holy Father, who is elected to the post over his mentor, Cardinal Spencer (James Cromwell), and from day one begins to shake things up inside the Vatican. The first two episodes of the Sky, HBO and Canal Plus series that screened back-to-back this morning at the Venice Film Festival were very well-received in the Sala… »

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Venice: FremantleMedia Sells 'The Young Pope' Globally (Exclusive)

3 September 2016 12:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Paolo Sorrentino has exciting news as his first TV show launches at the Venice Film Festival today. Ahead of its global premiere in Venice, FremantleMedia has announced a slew of new deals for the series including: including Mnet (Pan-Africa), HBO (Pan-cee), Betv (Belgium), Ote TV (Greece), 365 (Iceland), Sky (New Zealand), Hot (Israel), TV4 (Sweden), Videoland (Netherlands) and Fox (Netherlands). The Oscar-winning director’s new 10-part show The Young Pope stars Jude Law as the conservative, politically strategic, first-ever American leader of the Catholic Church. Diane Keaton stars as Sister Mary and James Cromwell as Cardinal Michael Spencer. FremantleMedia previously announced sales a

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From Harry Potter to Jason Bourne: our favorite movies from books

8 August 2016 2:21 PM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

From Harry Potter to Jason Bourne: our favorite movies from booksFrom Harry Potter to Jason Bourne: our favorite movies from booksScott Goodyer8/8/2016 4:21:00 Pm

Book worms rise up - it’s National Book Lovers day!

What book are you currently reading? A few of us over here right now are enjoying Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One, Herman Koch’s Summer House with Swimming Pool and Emma Cline’s The Girls.

In honour of this glorious day, we wanted to celebrate by making a list of some great books that have made the jump over to the big screen.

If you have read these books but haven’t seen the movie, click on the titles to rent/buy them in our store!

1. The Green Mile

The Green Mile is a 1999 American fantasy crime drama film written and directed by Frank Darabont and adapted from the 1996 Stephen King novel of the same name. »

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Why ‘The Crown’ Went To America To Find Its Winston Churchill

27 July 2016 3:28 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Winston Churchill is one of Britain’s most internationally famous figures; a man who epitomizes England beyond the realm of the royals. He’s thus a prominent figure in Netflix’s upcoming drama “The Crown,” which tells the story of Queen Elizabeth II’s ascendance to the throne. But when it came to casting, writer Peter Morgan and director Stephen Daldry went with John Lithgow — an undisputed star, but also an American.

Morgan’s reasons for that made a lot of sense, as revealed at the TCA Summer Press Tour this morning.

“There’s a point where every Knight of the Realm does his Winston Churchill,” Morgan said. Thus, within the British acting community, “there’s a little bit of Churchill fatigue.”

Morgan credited casting director Nina Gold with the suggestion of Lithgow, who he described as “so startling and imaginative that it was an unanimous yes.”

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- Liz Shannon Miller

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Why ‘The Crown’ Went To America To Find Its Winston Churchill

27 July 2016 3:28 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Winston Churchill is one of Britain’s most internationally famous figures; a man who epitomizes England beyond the realm of the royals. He’s thus a prominent figure in Netflix’s upcoming drama “The Crown,” which tells the story of Queen Elizabeth II’s ascendance to the throne. But when it came to casting, writer Peter Morgan and director Stephen Daldry went with John Lithgow — an undisputed star, but also an American.

Morgan’s reasons for that made a lot of sense, as revealed at the TCA Summer Press Tour this morning.

“There’s a point where every Knight of the Realm does his Winston Churchill,” Morgan said. Thus, within the British acting community, “there’s a little bit of Churchill fatigue.”

Morgan credited casting director Nina Gold with the suggestion of Lithgow, who he described as “so startling and imaginative that it was an unanimous yes.”

He also cited »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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