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April 19th is getting better and better. First we get the premiere of Season 2 of the so-very-excellent Orphan Black on BBC America, and now comes news of another premiere that follows directly after: a new docu-series entitled The Real History of Science Fiction.
BBC America Premieres New Original Docu-Series The Real History of Science Fiction on April 19 As told by the genre’s greatest pioneers, the four-part docu-series explores recurring science fiction themes: Robots, Space, Invasion and Time
New York –, March 10, 2014 – BBC America delves into the real history of science fiction with filmmakers, writers, actors and graphic artists looking back on their experiences and on how their obsession and imagination has taken them into the unknown. The new original documentary series is a »
- Erin Willard
When first bursting onto the scene as a young, fledging filmmaker, Australian director Robert Luketic was first brought to our attention with Legally Blonde – however since then he’s made movements towards more psychological, thrilling narratives, as he presents his latest picture, Paranoia.
With an incredible casts consisting of the likes of Gary Oldman, Richard Dreyfuss, Harrison Ford, Liam Hemsworth and Abbie Cornish – when we spoke to the director on the phone, we discusses the casting process and his delight at working with such talented individuals. Luketic also reflects back on his own career and how he’s started to move towards his desired genre of late. We also discuss social media, and in light of the film Luketic tells us that he doesn’t quite use the internet as much as he used to…
I’ll start by asking about the cast – you must have been so thrilled when »
- Stefan Pape
With final box office figures unavailable at the time of writing, the festival (which ran Feb 20-March 2) has hit the 40,000 mark for the first time with a programme of 369 screenings, panel discussions, live performances and pop-up cinema events.
Speaking at the closing gala, festival co-directors Allan Hunter and Allison Gardner thanked the festival’s sponsors - Glasgow City Marketing Bureau, Event Scotland, Creative Scotland and the BFI. Gardner added: “We’ve had a truly wonderful time with the festival: great films, fabulous guests and the warmest audiences. Thank you very much for the support and a huge thanks to the massive team that’s worked so hard across a huge »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Ian Sandwell)
To mark the release of Paranoia on 10th March, we’ve been given 5 copies to give away on Blu-ray.
The world’s two most powerful tech billionaires and bitter adversaries (Harrison Ford and Gary Oldman) will stop at nothing to outwit and destroy each other’s business empires. But when a young rising star (Liam Hemsworth) falls between them, he becomes trapped in the middle of the rivals’ life-and-death game of corporate espionage. By the time he realises his life is in danger, he is in far too deep and knows too much »
This story first appeared in the March 7 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. Near the end of 2009, Daniel Adams was desperate to finish his latest movie. But the filmmaker behind the period romance The Lightkeepers, starring Richard Dreyfuss and Blythe Danner, was running out of money well before shooting ended. Instead of shutting down production, Adams submitted fraudulent documents to score at least $4.7 million from inflated claims for Massachusetts tax credits on Lightkeepers and another film. He was caught, pleaded guilty to 10 counts related to embezzlement and, in 2012, became the first Hollywood figure to
- Alex Ben Block
The former heartthrob talks about surviving the 90s teen TV series and how he's thrown himself into directing his first full-length feature
Come with me on a journey back to the early 90s. To bleached denim and bare midriffs. To when Beverly Hills 90210 was the biggest teen show on Earth and Jason Priestley was its biggest star. His character, Brandon Walsh, was the perfect all-American high-school heartthrob: white T-shirt, big quiff and eyes to launch a raft of terrible ocean-based metaphors. When I was 11, my friend had a lifesize poster of Priestley on her wall. Now here he is: lifesize and sitting with me in a hotel bar in Glasgow, where his directorial feature debut, Cas & Dylan, is screening at the city's film festival.
Priestley is wearing a flat cap, argyle sweater and grizzly beard. "I was very much Team Dylan," I blurt, referring to the bad-boy character played by Priestley's 90210 co-star, »
- Nosheen Iqbal
“Whenever there is a decline of righteousness and rise of unrighteousness then I send forth Myself.”
—Lord Krishna to Prince Arjuna,The Bhagavadgita (Song of God)
Sanskrit in origin, and a central principle of the Hindu religion, an avatar is defined in the Merriam-Webster dictionary as “the incarnation of a deity in human or animal form to counteract an evil in the world. A central principle of Hinduism, it usually refers to 10 appearances of Vishnu, including an incarnation as the Buddha Gautama and the Buddha yet to come, called Kalkin.”
In the 21st century, it has also come to mean that little picture that represents the user, blogger, columnist, commentator, gamer, or fan on the Internet, and (usually) will tell you something about that person, whether it is whom that user, blogger, columnist, commentator, gamer, or fan admires or identifies with, or even their sense of humor about themselves. (See »
- Mindy Newell
When Topher Grace has time on his hands, he likes to tinker with his favorite movies in the editing room and then screens the results with friends. The former That '70s Show star made headlines in 2012 with his clever cut of the Star Wars prequel trilogy, whittled down to one slam-bang 85-minute movie, and on Thursday night he assembled a small group of pals and a few journalists in a private screening room to debut his remix of Steven Spielberg's 1977 masterpiece, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, for one time only. I guess working on Christopher Nolan's Interstellar got those creative juices flowing...
Pics: 10 Great Alien Invasion Flicks
"There were a bunch of different cuts of Close Encounters, so this is »
Shooting is underway in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on the story of a powerful attorney with political ambitions whose addiction to high-end escorts threatens to bring his career down in flames.
Winstone will next be seen in the March 28 release of Aronofsky’s Noah for Paramount. »
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
In 2014, the week leading up to and including Academy Awards Sunday is packed with events, parties, pampering salons and luxury suites, so much so that Hollywood A-listers, nominees and influencers — who are, naturally, invited to everything — will need scorecards to keep track of it all. The good news about most of the fetes is that they are giving back, with charity elements fully integrated into the extravaganzas. Here’s our take on the stops along the way that make this week in Hollywood so uniquely over the top.
(This story will be updated with more parties and events as details are confirmed.)
Tuesday, Feb. 25
Bulgari ‘Decades Of Glamour’ Oscar Party
Where: Soho House
Who’s expected: Host Naomi Watts and her fabulous friends
Why you don’t want to miss it: Drool over Bulgari’s blingiest jewels and find a statement piece to wear to Sunday’s awards.
Oscar Celebrates: »
- Jenny Peters
The Celtic Studios hierarchy has promoted Patrick Mulhearn to executive director of Celtic Studios, which is now completely owned and operated locally. Mulhearn will focus on business development and long-term growth of Celtic Studios and the Media Centre.
Aaron Bayham is named director of studio operations at the Celtic Media Centre, Derek Elkins becomes manager of operations and production services and Brooke Laney will serve as marketing and events coordinator for the studio.
The Celtic Media Centre is the largest design-built studio facility in the State, covering nearly 150,000sq ft of stage space, 90,000sq ft of office space and eight acres of paved and unpaved backlot for set construction or future development.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
There was no doubt in anyone's minds at the close of the 2014 Dallas Sci-Fi Expo that the event had more than outgrown the Irving Convention Center. Over 12,000 attendees roamed the halls of the venue February 8th through the 9th in anticipation of seeing or meeting their favorite comic book, TV, or movie celebrity. Many of them were decked out in costumes reflecting different characters and super heroes they loved.
Here is an event where thousands of geeks come together and celebrate pop culture in a safe place. It comes as no surprise if you witness Captain America walking hand-in-hand with Wonder Woman or Princess Leia accompanied by Doctor Who to a panel featuring actors from "RoboCop." No one's judging anyone at Sci-Fi Expo.
- email@example.com (Eric Shirey)
Future Film Festival | Glasgow Film Festival | Deep Desires & Broken Dreams | Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival
Future Film Festival, London
This three-day festival is aimed at nurturing young film-makers, and there's plenty for them to be inspired by. The first day focuses on documentary as a tool for radical politics and social change (as in The Act Of Killing or Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer), and the second, on fiction, brings rebellious teen flick We Are The Freaks. The third day is on animation, with screenings, workshops (on how to make a short doc on your mobile)and professional advice, including wise words from Gravity's visual effects ace, Neil Corbould.
BFI, SE1, Fri to 23 Feb
Glasgow Film Festival
Where to start with this many-tentacled sprawl of a festival? How about Scarlett Johansson cruising Glasgow in a Transit van trying to pick up men? That's on offer in Jonathan Glazer's dark sci-fi Under The Skin, »
- Steve Rose
Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will open the 2014 edition of the TCM Classic Film Festival with the world premiere of a brand new restoration of the beloved Rodgers & Hammerstein musical Oklahoma! (1955). TCM’s own Robert Osborne, who serves as official host for the festival, will introduce Oklahoma!, with the film’s star, Academy Award®-winner Shirley Jones, in attendance. Vanity Fair will also return for the fifth year as a festival partner and co-presenter of the opening night after-party. Marking its fifth year, the TCM Classic Film Festival will take place April 10-13, 2014, in Hollywood. The gathering will coincide withTCM’s 20th anniversary as a leading authority in classic film.
In addition, the festival has added several high-profile guests to this year’s lineup, including Oscar®-winning director William Friedkin, who will attend for the screening of the U.S. premiere restoration of his suspenseful cult classic Sorcerer (1977); Kim Novak, who »
- Melissa Thompson
Mora Stephens is directing the project, which is currently being shot on location in Louisiana.
Zipper follows Sam Ellis (Wilson), a successful family man who has an eye for the ladies, while Dreyfuss plays political operator George Hiller. We assume Sam’s lusty ways are going to lead to some problems for him, his family and his career.
The post Dreyfuss Signs On To Political Sex Scandal Drama ‘Zipper’ appeared first on The Hollywood News. »
- Claire Joanne Huxham
• Eva Longoria has signed on to star in the Blumhouse horror pic Visions, alongside Isla Fisher (Wedding Crashers), Gillian Jacobs (Community), and Anson Mount (Hell on Wheels). Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) is also in talks to join the movie about a pregnant woman (Fisher) who’s haunted by visions of a “sinister hooded figure.” Kevin Greutert (Saw VI) is set to direct. Longoria, who plays Fisher’s character’s best friend in the film, recently wrapped the drama Frontera with Michael Pena and Ed Harris and is currently filming Demian Bichir’s Refugio. [Deadline]
- Lindsey Bahr
Bremen Town Musicians
Jeffrey Wright will voice the villain in Lawrence Guterman's animated feature "Bremen Town Musicians," a reimagining of the Russian folktale and Brothers Grimm story which Luxor Entertainment is producing.
The comic romance is set in 1713, with the King of Bremen demanding that his incompetent wizard search across space and time for the greatest musical troupe ever to perform at his daughter's wedding. Wright plays the narcissistic, power-hungry future son-in-law to the King. [Source: Heat Vision]
Wilson plays a successful family man who risks losing everything due to his inability to fight off his obsessive temptation for other women. Dreyfuss will portray the role of political kingmaker. [Source: Variety]
- Garth Franklin
Political corruption, sex scandals and their related personal problems are subjects that filmmakers are drawn to like moths to a flame. But get it wrong, or go too far and you can fall just as badly as those who embarrass themselves while in power. Patrick Wilson, Richard Dreyfuss and Lena Headey will be hoping to make it work with Zipper.Though it sounds like it’s a scathing black comedy (or even a screwball sex farce), Zipper is actually a drama focused on Sam Ellis (Wilson) a successful family man and smooth politician who puts it all in jeopardy because he just can’t stop having affairs. Dreyfuss is set as George Hiller, a political operator who thinks he can repair the damage. Headey’s role isn’t specified, but we’d pay good money to see her discovering Wilson’s actions as his wife and going full Queen Gorgo on him. »
Dreyfuss will portray the role of political operator and kingmaker. Wilson is playing successful family man who presumably has it all until he risks losing everything due to his inability to fight off his obsessive temptation for other women.
- Dave McNary
Richard Dreyfuss has signed on to star opposite Patrick Wilson and Lena Headey in the indie political drama Zipper. Darren Aronofsky's Protozoa Pictures is producing the film, which currently is shooting in Baton Rouge, La. Mora Stephens is directing from a screenplay he co-wrote with Joel Viertel. In a story that echoes the real-life scandals of former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer and former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, Zipper centers on the life of Sam Ellis (Wilson), a successful family man who presumably has it all until he risks losing everything due to his inability to fight off his
- Tatiana Siegel
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