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Cannes: New Movies From Pixar, Woody Allen Expected at 68th Film Festival

26 March 2015 11:55 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

There are still three weeks to go before the Cannes Film Festival unveils its official-selection lineup, but so far, the latest Pixar 3D animated extravaganza and new films from Woody Allen, Todd Haynes, Jeff Nichols, Denis Villeneuve and Arnaud Desplechin appear to be securing their positions in the event’s 68th annual edition (May 13-24).

In keeping with his longtime habit of avoiding festival accolades, Allen will likely receive an out-of-competition berth for his 45th feature, “Irrational Man,” starring Joaquin Phoenix and Emma Stone (who starred in the director’s “Magic in the Moonlight”). Among other U.S. fare, Cannes will get an early start on the summer blockbuster season with Disney/Pixar’s feature toon “Inside Out,” marking a second trip to the Croisette for director Pete Docter (who co-helmed with Ronaldo Del Carmen) after his “Up” opened the festival in 2009. As already announced, George Miller’s “Mad Max: Fury Road, »

- Justin Chang and Elsa Keslassy

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Fargo Season 2 Casts Bruce Campbell as Pre-potus Ronald Reagan

25 March 2015 11:16 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

  In 2013’s Lee DanielsThe Butler, Alan Rickman portrayed Ronald Reagan with a distinct subtlety that never dipped into total caricature yet inarguably summoned the, er, murkier elements of his character. Don’t hold your breath for a similar, studied underplaying from Bruce Campbell, who is set to play the 40th President of the United States in Fargo’s imminent second season, focusing on his 1970s and his years before moving into the White House. One should expect a more playful, satirical spin on the Gipper from Campbell, but then again, the man has proven to be a far more adept performer over years than anyone could have expected. He’s also a reliable axiom on television, most prominently on the ever-so-slightly underrated Burn Notice. [caption id="attachment_289791" align="alignright" width="353"] Image via Universal[/caption] The second season of Fargo will be set in the 1970s, and will focus on Lou Solverson, who was played by »

- Chris Cabin

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Watch: Find the ‘Loneliness of Sofia Coppola’ in this supercut

25 March 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Nobody can quite capture the loneliness of life like director Sofia Coppola. Even in revolutionary France, there are those quiet moments between you and your thoughts.

Movement of Time decided to put these moments together in a supercut from Coppola’s filmography (Lost in Translation, Marie Antoniette, Somewhere, and The Bling Ring) with a focus on the characters and their lonely feelings throughout the films.

It also works as a nice highlight for some of the performances including Bill Murray in Lost in Translation and Kirsten Dunst in Marie Antoniette. Coppola is able to find loneliness even in the biggest of sets and the films that the video focuses on are able to find that.

With Coppola moving to a live-action The Little Mermaid next, one has to wonder if she tries to apply this same technique to Ariel and the situation that she is in. While that may steer away from the Disney re-telling, »

- Zach Dennis

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Fargo Elects Bruce Campbell to Play Ronald Reagan in Season 2

24 March 2015 7:44 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Bruce Campbell as Ronald Reagan?! Oh, you betcha.

The Burn Notice vet has been cast as a pre-potus Reagan in Fargo‘s forthcoming second season, TVLine has learned exclusively.

RelatedFargo Season 2 Scoop: Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons Snag Lead Roles

Taking place in the late 1970s, Season 2 — a prequel to Season 1 that stars Patrick Wilson as a younger version of Keith Carradine’s Lou Solverson — is set against “the cultural transformation that was going on at that time,” as well as Reagan’s first campaign for President of the United States, previewed FX Networks CEO John Landgraf back in January. »

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Watch: Explore The Loneliness Of Sofia Coppola's Films With This Supercut

24 March 2015 2:04 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

It’s been nearly two years since Sofia Coppola’s divisive “The Bling Ring,” and while we’ll see the acclaimed director reunite with her one-time muse Bill Murray for a Christmas special later this year, her next full-length film — a live-action take on “The Little Mermaid” — is still a long way off. What better time to take a look at Coppola’s filmography and gaze upon the disaffected, unhappy protagonists of her films, all cut together for your convenience? Edited by Movement Of Time, “Loneliness of Sofia Coppola” takes us on a five-minute journey through the time periods and landscapes of films like “Marie Antoinette.” Seeing actors like Kirsten Dunst here, or Murray in the world-conquering “Lost in Translation,” it seems that Coppola is fond of selling the loneliness and sadness of her characters by stranding them alone in beautifully framed shots. Watch “Loneliness of Sofia Coppola” below and place bets on how sad. »

- Cain Rodriguez

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We Were All Suckered by 'The Jinx' -- and That's Ok

20 March 2015 5:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

You'd think people would be happy with the finale this past Sunday of HBO's docu-series "The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst," Not only did the six-episode true-crime drama end with the kind of neat apparent-confession that real life seldom drops into the laps of journalists, but the episode was preceded by less than 24 hours by the actual arrest of its subject on a murder charge related to the crimes discussed on the show. Viewers got a bang-up ending, and the victims' families finally get to see the alleged killer face a court of law. Everybody wins, right?

And yet, there's been nothing but handwringing over the ethical questions raised by the conduct of filmmakers Andrew Jarecki and Marc Smerling and the fortuitous timing of the arrest. Jarecki and Smerling taped Durst's seemingly self-incriminating remarks ("What the hell did I do? Killed them all, of course.") during a 2012 interview, »

- Gary Susman

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There's a Little Women Remake in the Works: Which Young Stars Should Play the March Sisters?!

19 March 2015 2:07 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Get ready for a new generation of March sisters! There's a Little Women remake happening, sources confirm to E! News. Former Sony executive Amy Pascal will reportedly produce this adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's book, and she won't be the first one to do so. There have been many Little Women remakes before—including a 1933 version starring Katharine Hepburn and a 1949 film starring Elizabeth Taylor—but the most recent 1994 adaptation is the one with which you're probably the most familiar... Yes, that Little Women remake, starring Winona Ryder (as Jo), Kirsten Dunst (Amy), Trini Alvarado (Meg) and Claire Danes (Beth) is a classic in its own right! Admittedly, it's going to be tough »

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Directors: Sarah Polley Penning 'Little Women,' John Woo To Remake 'Manhunt' And More

19 March 2015 9:05 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

While we eagerly await Sarah Polley to get back behind the camera and direct another movie, she's been busy on the screenwriting front. Last summer, she was hired by Paramount to adapt "The Fault In Our Stars," based on author John Greene's "Looking For Alaska." Now, she's been tapped by Amy Pascal to pen a new adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's "Little Women" for Sony. The book has already seen a few iterations on the big screen, the most recent being the 1994 outing featuring Winona Ryder, Kirsten Dunst, Claire Danes, Christian Bale, and more. For now, Polley isn't attached to direct, and won't make that decision until the script is done. [The Wrap] Jordan Vogt-Roberts, the man behind "The Kings Of Summer," and who will next helm the blockbuster "Skull Island," is adding the sci-fi "The Stars My Destination" to his plate over at Paramount. Based on the book by Alfred Bester, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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We Were All Suckered by 'The Jinx' -- And That's Ok

19 March 2015 5:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

You'd think people would be happy with the finale this past Sunday of HBO's docu-series "The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst," Not only did the six-episode true-crime drama end with the kind of neat apparent-confession that real life seldom drops into the laps of journalists, but the episode was preceded by less than 24 hours by the actual arrest of its subject on a murder charge related to the crimes discussed on the show. Viewers got a bang-up ending, and the victims' families finally get to see the alleged killer face a court of law. Everybody wins, right?

And yet, there's been nothing but handwringing over the ethical questions raised by the conduct of filmmakers Andrew Jarecki and Marc Smerling and the fortuitous timing of the arrest. Jarecki and Smerling taped Durst's seemingly self-incriminating remarks ("What the hell did I do? Killed them all, of course.") during a 2012 interview, »

- Gary Susman

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'Little Women' Remake in the Works!

19 March 2015 3:33 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Over  20 years after Winona Ryder, Claire Danes and Kirsten Dunst made us sob in the 1994 drama Little Women, the classic tale is returning to the big screen once again.

Former Sony executive Amy Pascal will produce the remake for Sony Pictures, while Oscar nominated screenwriter Sarah Polley will adapt Louisa May Alcott's novel, TheWrap confirms.

Photos: Favorite Movie and TV Cast Reunions

The beloved story follows the March sisters as they live and grow up in a post-Civil War America.

Currently, the new Little Women movie will be an all-female undertaking. In addition to Polley adapting the female writer's work, Pascal will produce with Denise Di Novi and Robin Swicord.

Video: Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy Don't Want a Breakfast Club Remake

Little Women seems to be revived as a movie every few decades. Prior to the 1994 film, Katherine Hepburn starred in a version of Little Women in 1933, and Elizabeth Taylor did also in 1949.

Who would »

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Little Women movie remake to be written by Sarah Polley

18 March 2015 4:36 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Away from Her writer Sarah Polley will oversee a new film version of Little Women.

The 1868 Louisa May Alcott novel has been adapted for the screen on numerous occasions, most recently in a film starring Winona Ryder and Kirsten Dunst in 1994.

Little Women chronicles the trials and tribulations of four sisters growing up in the post-us Civil War era.

Polley's film version of the classic family drama will be produced by former Sony executive Amy Pascal as part of her new partnership with the production company, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Polley first rose to prominence as an actress in Last Night, The Weight of Water and Dawn of the Dead, while simultaneously moving into writing and directing.

Her Alzheimer's disease drama Away from Her earned two Academy Award nominations in 2007.

Polley most recently directed the 2012 documentary Stories We Tell about a shocking secret within her own family. »

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Amy Pascal and Sarah Polley Team for 'Little Women' Remake

18 March 2015 3:48 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Former Sony executive Amy Pascal has come aboard Sony Pictures' "Little Women" remake and has hired Sarah Polley, Oscar-nominated writer/director of "Stories We Tell" and "Away From Her," to adapt the classic Louisa May Alcott novel. (The Wrap reports.) Originally published in 1868, the post-Civil War period drama about the times and trials of the four March sisters has been adapted by the likes of George Cukor (1933) and Mervyn LeRoy (1949) and was last reprised on the big screen by Sony arm Columbia Pictures in 1994. That film starred Winona Ryder, Susan Sarandon, Claire Danes and Kirsten Dunst. So let the casting speculation begin. Read More: How the North Korea Hack Set Amy Pascal Free Meanwhile Pascal, who is gearing up for Paul Feig's "Ghostbusters" (set to shoot in June) and Spider-Man restarts at Sony, will produce with the 1994 version's Denise Di Novi and Robin Swicord. Sony Pictures toyed with the "Little Women" idea back. »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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Watch: Big Guns, Surreal Animation and Kirsten Dunst in Must-See SXSW Shorts

18 March 2015 11:31 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Meet the Faces of SXSW 2015: Sally Field, Nick Kroll, Jason Schwartzman and More Unable to make it to the 2015 SXSW Film Festival and feeling left out? Luckily for all of us who couldn't make it down to Austin, Texas for the fest, Vimeo is bringing SXSW straight to our computers, thanks to a collection of 20 of the festival's best short films. From visually striking music videos to whip smart shorts featuring A-list talent like Kirsten Dunst (see above), the collection proves that cinematic ambition is alive and well in movies well under the 5-minute mark. Check out the entire SXSW Vimeo shorts catalog here, and watch some of our favorite entries below: "Hudson and Troop - Frameless," Andrew Goldsmith & Darcy Prendergast "Bottom Feeders," Matt Reynolds "Duke Dumont - Won't Look Back," Tim Main (Tim & Joe) "Paolo Nutini 'Iron Sky,'" Daniel Wolfe Read More: SXSW: Complete »

- Zack Sharf

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Way Back in 2010, Kirsten Dunst Told Us It Was "Crazy" Robert Durst Wasn't in Jail

16 March 2015 10:40 AM, PDT | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Before HBO's The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst aired, there was a slightly fictionalized feature film made about his story: 2010's All Good Things, which starred Ryan Gosling as Durst ("David Marks") and Kirsten Dunst as his wife, Kathie ("Katie".) We dug up our interview with Dunst from back when the movie came out, and it seems like she was convinced of Durst's guilt well before The Jinx became a pop culture phenomenon. See what she said about the accused murderer and why it "really bothered" Gosling to have to portray him in the film. »

- Lindsay-Miller

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This Week in TV News: ‘The Walking Dead’ spinoff gets picked up for at least two seasons

14 March 2015 12:00 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

This Week in TV News is a compliment to the Week in Review feature, which will now be focused on film news. 

AMC has guaranteed two seasons to the prequel companion series of The Walking Dead, as per THR. The announcement was made earlier this week, and comes as somewhat unsurprising news. The Walking Dead continues to be one of the channel’s highest rated shows, with its popularity showing no signs of waning as the show’s fifth season rolls along. In addition, AMC has found similar commercial and critical success with Better Call Saul, its new series that is itself a spinoff of Breaking Bad.

There’s no set title for the series as of yet, and working titles have included Fear The Walking Dead and Cobalt. The first season, much like the show that spawned this spinoff, will consist of six episodes, with creator Robert Kirkman working »

- Deepayan Sengupta

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'American Ultra' Stars Stewart and Eisenberg Reportedly Join Allen's Next Film Project

9 March 2015 12:28 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

American Ultra stars Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg will be reunited later this year in another project: Woody Allen's next as yet untitled feature. Bruce Willis is the third cast member whose name has been publicly announced. The source for this information is an "exclusive" report via Deadline.com's Mike Fleming Jr. So far, as Fleming explains in his brief piece, Woody Allen and "his people" haven't confirmed the casting. In other words, things could change in the not-too-distant future. See also: Kristen Stewart Joins Kelly Reichardt Movie Project, also featuring Laura Dern and Michelle Williams. Unsurprisingly, no plot details about the upcoming Woody Allen project have been forthcoming. In fact, one wonders if Kristen Stewart, Jesse Eisenberg, and Bruce Willis – in case they have indeed joined the fold – know what the movie is going to be about. Allen's latest collaborators – Letty Aronson, Stephen Tenenbaum and Edward Walson – will be producing the film. »

- Zac Gille

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Interview: 'The Jinx' director Andrew Jarecki on the origins of his HBO series

13 February 2015 9:00 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Hopefully you checked out last Sunday's premiere of HBO's "The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst," which I gave an A- review and said had the potential to be the year's best new show. Director Andrew Jarecki's second attempt at unraveling the mysteries surrounding Robert Durst, including the three murders he's been linked to over 30 years, began as a slow-burn building to the revelation that, after seeing Jarecki's "All Good Things," Durst agreed to sit down with the filmmaker.  This Sunday's episode relies heavily on Durst's recounting of his own biographical details, but also gradually shifts that focus to the "character" of Durst's wife Kathleen McCormack, missing since 1982. Even in her absence, Kathleen McCormack looms almost as large as Durst and, in an important role, Jarecki himself. I got on the phone earlier this week with "Capturing the Friedmans" director Jarecki to talk about the structure and narrative direction of "The Jinx, »

- Daniel Fienberg

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Portlandia Renewed For Two More Seasons

10 February 2015 12:46 PM, PST | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

I knew you think you’re a fan of the best show on television, but unless you mean Portlandia, you’re just fooling yourself.

Well, I may be caught up in the excitement, and thus prone to overstating things a bit, But!

It is certainly one of the best shows on (and I mean the top three or four), and this is a good time to commit yourself to it, and binge the previous season, because you know it will be around.

The Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein show has always stood out as not only hilarious, but inventive, and frequently uncomfortable. As the seasons have moved on, we’ve gotten a fascinating look at the characters that hail from the soggy northwest, without sacrificing any of the genius behind the show.

Stay tuned, another few weeks, and more seasons may get ordered.

courtesy IFC

 

IFC Renews Hit Comedy for »

- Marc Eastman

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SXSW ’15: Short film and Midnight Movie Lineup announced

10 February 2015 12:39 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Following the recent announcement of their full film lineup that includes Trainwreck, Get Hard, and Spy, South by Southwest has revealed their lineup of Midnight movies and short films to screen during the festival. Chief among them is the Sundance 2015 hit Turbo Kid (read our review here) and the Sundance ’15 winner of the Short Film Prize World of Tomorrow. SXSW runs from March 13-21. View the full Midnighters and Shorts lineup below via the SXSW website.

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Midnighters

The Corpse of Anna Fritz (Spain)

Director: Hèctor Hernández Vicens, Screenwriters: Hèctor Hernándes Vicens, Isaac P. Creus

Anna Fritz, a famous and beautiful actress, has died recently. Three young men sneak into the morgue to see her naked. Fascinated by her beauty, they decide to become the last people to have sex with her. Cast: Alba Ribas, Cristian Valencia, Bernat Saumell, Albert Carbó. (World Premiere)

Deathgasm (New Zealand)

Director/Screenwriter: Jason Lei Howden »

- Brian Welk

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'Portlandia' Renewed for 2 More Seasons on IFC

10 February 2015 6:52 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Currently in Season 5, IFC has renewed Portlandia for Season 6 and Season 7, ordering ten half-hour episodes each. Creators and stars Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, along with co-creator and director Jonathan Krisel, will remain at the helm for both seasons. Portlandia is executive produced by Lorne Michaels and produced by Broadway Video.

Said Fred and Carrie in a joint statement.

"We are so excited to get to do more Portlandia with IFC. Getting to work with Jon and our talented writers and crew, it really is our favorite thing in the world. Also, we get to spend more time in Portland!"

Said Jennifer Caserta, IFC's president:

"Portlandia may be a place where young people go to retire, but IFC is not retiring Portlandia. And if you order a book from Toni and Candace at the Feminist Bookstore right now, it might even arrive by the time season seven rolls around. »

- MovieWeb

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