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So many goodies in the cinemas candy store this upcoming Awards Season! Oh,boy, oh boy.
It’s “Good Movie Season” when we get Hollywood heavy-hitters (both top popcorn entertainment and Oscar wannabees), and the best of the film festival circuit, most recently from Toronto. Many films will have an awards qualifying run in 2016 and open officially in 2017.
While we have not seen some of these (although we have seen some trailers), some movies are sure to disappoint. That said, here is Wamg’s list of highly-anticipated films, both big blockbuster entertainment and seriously meaty cinema.
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Doctor Strange – Nov. 4
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Keep up with the always-hopping film festival world with our weekly Film Festival Roundup column. Check out last week’s Roundup right here.
Full Lineup Announcements
– “3-D Auteurs,” a 19-day, 34-film festival spotlighting stereoscopic movies by some of history’s most distinguished directors, will run at Film Forum November 11 – 29. The festival spans 3-D’s earliest days (including some turn-of-the-century films by pioneer Georges Méliès) to the present, and represents virtually every genre, including Westerns, Film Noir, and Science Fiction. Hollywood’s first big 3-D craze (sometimes called 3-D’s “golden era”), intended to offset the threat of television, came in the early 1950s, with such movies as Hitchcock’s “Dial M For Murder,” André De Toth’s “House of Wax” and Jack Arnold’s “Creature From the Black Lagoon” (all included in the series).
Hollywood produced roughly 50 movies in the process from 1952 to 1954, before fizzling out and being overtaken by »
- Kate Erbland
Exclusive: Former Organic managing director launches PR company with entertainment focus.
PR veteran Emma McCorkell has launched her own UK PR business, Team PR, focusing on entertainment publicity.
The company will be led by McCorkell and partner Cheryl Mayer, who both previously worked at UK outfit Organic.
Team PR will cover media management, UK release publicity, festival publicity, international publicity, mentoring and consulting on film and TV projects. A team of freelancers will be moulded per project.
Regarding her idea for a non-traditional agency, McCorkell commented: “Cheryl and I wanted to offer a new and unique approach for the industry, allowing us to be much more flexible and nimble with how we work and giving clients the opportunity to handpick their dream team.”
McCorkell has worked »
Are John Cena and Daniel Bryan remaking Twins? This is so false, but the duo is getting compared to the stars of the 1988 movie, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito. In this clip from tonight's Total Bellas, John and Daniel are wearing matching T-shirts, making them look like twins. "By the way I still can't get over you guys are wearing the same T-shirt," Nikki Bella tells John and Daniel. "And I'm not gonna change and he's not gonna change," John replies. "I know you guys are both stubborn," Nikki tells them. That's when Nikki's mom Kathy tells the men, "It kind of looks like Arnold and Danny DeVito, when they were doing »
Get ready for a serious nostalgia moment, 90s kids, because Space Jam is returning to the big screen. In honor of the 20th anniversary of the release of the Michael Jordan and Bugs Bunny team-up, Fathom Events is bringing the movie back to theaters. If you want to see Space Jam in theaters again, you'll have a limited window to do so, because this is a two-night-only event.
Fathom Events will be bringing Space Jam to more than 450 theaters around the country for multiple showings on November 13 and November 16. Fathom has had success with similar showings in the past, like when they re-released Brad Bird's animated classic The Iron Giant last year. Here is what Fathom Events vice president of studio relations Tom Lucas had to say about the event.
"Space Jam has been a family favorite for the last 20 years and is sure to remain so for the next 20 and beyond. »
The fifth Evolution Mallorca International Film Festival (Emiff, November 3-12) is to pay tribute to Us comedy actor and filmmaker, Danny DeVito.
As the centrepiece of the festival, DeVito will receive the inaugural ‘Evolution Honorary Award’. To tie in with the event, there will be a special screening of DeVito’s celebrated battle of the sexes comedy War Of The Roses, followed by an on-stage conversation with the actor.
Other highlights of the growing event, which takes place in Palma in the heart of Mallorca, have also now been confirmed.
The Opening Night gala is El Destierro, produced by local Goya nominated filmmakers Toni Bestard, Marcos Cabotá and Diana de la Cuadra. There will be narrative and documentary competition sections, a Drive in Cinema section at Port Adriano, and a Virtual Reality Zone at Co Co & Cia »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Geoffrey Macnab)
Deadline is reporting that the acclaimed John Grisham novel The Rainmaker could be heading to the small screen, with CBS placing a pilot commitment for a TV adaptation from Code Black creator Michael Seitzman and executive producer Brett Mahoney.
The Rainmaker follows “a young lawyer who thinks he’s about to have it all – a six-figure salary and a beautiful fiancée – but suddenly finds all that ripped away, squaring off against the behemoth firm he dreamed of joining, in a case that could get him killed.
“I’ve always loved Grisham’s book,” said Seitzman. “One of the things that always struck me about it is that the story has a wonderful character for a TV show – a young lawyer right out of law school, no money, no white shoe law firm scooping him up, forced to work for a crooked lawyer named Bruiser, representing criminals one minute and chasing ambulances the next. »
- Gary Collinson
Entertainment Weekly has released a first-look image of Robert De Niro and Leslie Mann in The Comedian, the upcoming film from director Taylor Hackford, which follows a once-edgy stand-up comic whose material goes soft after he enjoys success on a popular sitcom. Check out the image here…
“He tries to go back to the comedy clubs, but he’s haunted by the ghost of his TV character,” states Hackford. “But he refuses to be thrown on the scrap heap. He really aspires to get up and practice his art in front of an audience and still be relevant… I saw the movie as a dark drama with some comedy, but then we tested it with an audience, and they really laughed hard. So better to call it a dark comedy with drama.”
- Gary Collinson
As reported last week by Deadline’s Mike Fleming, Taylor Hackford’s feature The Comedian will make its world premiere Friday Nov. 11 as a special screening of AFI Fest 2016 in Hollywood. From Sony Pictures Classics and Cinelou Films, the film stars Robert De Niro as an aging comic icon named Jackie attempting to reinvent himself, though his audience only wants to know him as his former television character. Already a strain on his younger brother (Danny DeVito) and his… »
Robert De Niro‘s “The Comedian” will have its world premiere at 2016’s AFI Fest, The American Film Institute announced Friday. The film stars Leslie Mann, Danny DeVito, Edie Falco, Veronica Ferres, Charles Grodin and Cloris Leachman, and will screen on Nov. 11 at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. Oscar winner Taylor Hackford directed the film based on a screenplay by Art Linson, who also produced alongside John Linson, Mark Canton, Courtney Solomon and Hackford. Also Read: Robert De Niro's 'The Comedian' Lands at Sony Pictures Classics in Time for Awards Season The story follows aging comic icon »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
Sony Classics acquired North American rights to “The Comedian” on Oct. 5 and plans an awards-qualifying run later this year.
Taylor Hackford is directing from Art Linson’s script. Leslie Mann, Edie Falco, Harvey Keitel, Danny DeVito, Patti LuPone, and Veronica Ferres also star. Producers are Art Linson, John Linson, Mark Canton, Courtney Solomon and Hackford,
De Niro plays a comic icon trying to reinvent himself with the audience only wanting to know him as the former TV character he once played. He’s a strain on his younger brother (DeVito) and his wife (LuPone) and is being forced to serve out a sentence doing community service for accosting an audience member. While there, he finds inspiration by meeting Mann’s character, the daughter of a sleazy Florida real »
- Dave McNary
"Life happens. And it sweeps you up, and then you die. That's it. Stupid really..." Need a good laugh? Watch this short. Curmudgeons is a comedic short film directed by Danny DeVito, starring Danny DeVito and his longtime friend David Margulies as two old "curmudgeons" who meet up again at an assisted living home. The cast includes Danny DeVito's daughter Lucy DeVito, as well as Sarah Nina Hayon and Kett Turton. It's a wonderful mix of hilariously crude humor and life lessons being imparted to youngsters, with a sweet side to it that comes out in just the right way. I'm really impressed by this - it's the kind of film you should watch if you're feeling sad and need a reminder of what happiness is. Take a few minutes and watch. Description from Vimeo: "A pair of senior citizens have a relationship that shocks both their families in this potty-mouthed, »
- Alex Billington
The awards prospect starring Robert De Niro will receive its world premiere as a special screening on November 11.
Sony Pictures Classics holds North American rights to Cinelou Films’ comedy directed by Taylor Hackford and will release later this year and expand in 2017. Warner Bros handles international distribution.
De Niro plays a has-been comedy icon forced to undergo community service for attacking an audience member who has a life-changing encounter with the daughter of a sleazy Florida realtor.
“AFI Fest has always been one of the best places to launch a major film,” said Sony Pictures Classics co-president Michael Barker. “Taylor Hackford’s accomplished and biting comedy is a perfect premiere for the festival. Robert De Niro and [link »
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
What does Supergirl executive producer Andrew Kreisberg have to say about Miley Cyrus’ remarks about the show’s title? Would you believe that Batman is helping stop the clown terror wave over in the United Kingdom? Did you know Danny DeVito had his crotch attacked by a monkey on the set of Batman Returns? Will Lynda […]
The post Superhero Bits: Batman Thwarts Clowns In UK, Monkey Attack on Batman Returns & More appeared first on /Film. »
- Ethan Anderton
Following on from the huge success of Smallville, is shouldn’t have come as much of a surprise to hear that Warner Bros were actively exploring the idea of a Batman prequel series. A deal was then struck with Fox, which allowed Warner’s to finally release the original Adam West adventures on Blu-ray, in exchange for the television rights to each and every character within the Batman universe. Not a bad arrangement, considering that Fox’s previous contractual hold over the original series had been a been a big headache for both fans and studio executives for many years.
This resulted in the birth of Gotham, a dark combination of gothic horror and crime noir. As you might have assumed, the series chronicles the events that lead to the downfall of Gotham city and the rise of the Dark Knight. However, rather than focusing solely on a young Bruce Wayne, »
- Ben Read
Looks like monkeys are not too fond of penguins. Related: George Clooney And Danny DeVito Star In Nespresso Commercial Sitting down on “The Graham Norton Show” with a slew of other guests, Danny DeVito recalled a frightening encounter had with a trained monkey on the set of “Batman Returns”. In a scene, the monkey was expected to […] »
- Shakiel Mahjouri
Keep up with the wild and wooly world of indie film acquisitions with our weekly Rundown of everything that’s been picked up around the globe. Check out last week’s Rundown here.
– Sony Pictures Classics has announced that they have acquired North American rights to Academy Award winner Taylor Hackford’s comedy, “The Comedian.” Written by Art Linson, the film stars Robert De Niro, Leslie Mann, Edie Falco, Harvey Keitel, Danny DeVito, Patti LuPone and Veronica Ferres.
The film follows “an aging comic icon, Jackie (Robert De Niro) [who] has seen better days. Despite his efforts to reinvent himself and his comic genius, the audience only wants to know him as the former television character he once played. Already a strain on his younger brother (Danny DeVito) and his wife (Patti LuPone), Jackie is forced to serve out a sentence doing community service for accosting an audience member. While there, »
- Kate Erbland
We here at HeyUGuys are fortunate enough to gain access to some of the greatest movie stars in the world. But few have elicited as much excitement as Danny DeVito, who we had the fortune of meeting – alongside his two children Lucy and Jake, during the London Film Festival, where the trio are presenting […]
- Stefan Pape
We are truly in a hall of mirrors when it comes to cinematic releases. Sequels and reboots and requels and all kinds of pithy epithets which have come into common use since the nostalgic, supposedly ‘safe-money’ reworkings of familiar film properties have sprung up. A sequel to the well-regarded early ‘Arnie does comedy’ vehicle Twins […]
- Jon Lyus
As part of my post duty orders here at We Are Movie Geeks it is my privilege to shine a light on movies that never quite found an audience, that may have slipped through the cracks. Movies that got very little or n o theatrical release, not much publicity or went straight to video (very common these days.) Such a movie is Jack The Bear . I can recall being vaguely aware of the movie when it was released in 1993, it did play in theaters but I don’t recall much advertising devoted to it. In that time frame I either was too busy or too broke to take in a movie, usually both.
In Jack The Bear we have sort of a male version of Mermaids. An all male family with an eccentric Father John Leary (Danny DeVito ) who keeps moving his family around the country. John makes his living as an entertainer, »
- Sam Moffitt
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