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My Heart Belongs On A Trash Cinema Menu

21 April 2017 2:51 PM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Let me see your heart!

Let me break something down real quick. I justifiably catch a reputation as being someone who likes to like things. And that’s true. Whenever I have time to share movie talk with folks, I want to talk about the things I love. Because, for me, it’s just too darn easy to fall down a rabbit hole of negativity. When I stumble across something that thrills me, I want to share it. Even still, sometimes I’m a bit abashed when it comes to how enthusiastic I tend to be about things. This is especially true when I find a great new-to-me trash-cinema film. Over Easter Weekend, I got stuck on a “Blood” film kick. Don’t judge me. I like topical themes. Any road, that’s when I ran into Blood Diner. I had no idea this movie existed until I saw the poster flipping through movies on Shudder. When »

- William Dass

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The Best Movie You Never Saw: Nighthawks

21 April 2017 10:23 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Welcome to The Best Movie You Never Saw, a column dedicated to examining films that have flown under the radar or gained traction throughout the years, earning them a place as a cult classic or underrated gem that was either before it’s time and/or has aged like a fine wine. This week we’ll be looking at Nighthawks! The Story: International terrorist Wulfgar (Rutger Hauer), now... Read More »

- Chris Bumbray

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Why 2007 was a great year for film

17 April 2017 1:27 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Mark Allison Apr 18, 2017

10 years ago was was a high watermark in Hollywood - and British - filmmaking. We've been looking at why...

Ten years on, and 2007 must surely be remembered as one of the finest years in English-language film-making, quite possibly the best of this century so far. Like 1939, 1976, or 1994, it was one of those years in which a succession of veritable classics came into being. So many, in fact, that some of the best examples were cruelly overlooked by the hype machine of the day. A decade later, it’s high time to look back at 2007 for both its celebrated landmarks and forgotten masterpieces.

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The 2007 Oscar race saw two equally worthy films competing for poll position; the Coen Brothers’ No Country For Old Men and Paul Thomas Anderson’s There Will Be Blood. »

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‘Behind the White Glasses’ Exclusive Clip and Poster: Documentary Chronicles the Career of Lina Wertmüller — Watch

12 April 2017 2:23 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Behind the White Glasses” screened at the 2016 Venice Film Festival. Now, the documentary about the iconic Italian writer/director Lina Wertmüller will screen at New York City’s historic Quad Cinema to coincide with the theater’s reopening this month.

Helmed by Italian director Valerio Ruiz, the documentary explores the career of Wertmüller, who in 1977 became the first woman ever to receive a Best Director Academy Award nomination for her film “Seven Beauties.” The international success of her movies “The Seduction of Mimi,” “Love and Anarchy,” “Swept Away” and “Seven Beauties” in the 1970s made her an icon of Italian cinema.

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The title of the documentary refers to Wertmüller’s signature white eyeglasses. The film features interviews with filmmaker Martin Scorsese and actors Giancarlo Giannini, Sophia LorenHarvey KeitelRutger Hauer and Nastassja Kinski, »

- Yoselin Acevedo

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Valerian Is the Most Expensive French Movie in History

11 April 2017 4:18 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Of all the comic book movies coming out in 2017, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets may be the most interesting. And it also looks like it may be the riskiest. Doing an expensive sci-fi movie about a relatively obscure comic book that most mainstream moviegoers aren't aware of is dangerous on its own, but when that movie costs more than $200 million dollars to make, it is insanely risky.

According to Cineuropa, director Luc Besson's Valerian now holds the distinction of being the most expensive French movie production in history. And it isn't even close. The closest contender is a French movie called Asterix at the Olympic Games, which cost $82 million to make. With the budget for Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets reportedly coming in at a staggering $209 million, that puts it at almost triple the budget of the previous record holder. Here is the official synopsis for Valerian. »

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'Gangsterdam': Film Review

31 March 2017 4:46 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Weed and windmills. Pot and prostitutes. Ganja and gunfire. Rutger Hauer. If your film is called Gangsterdam, it's probably impossible to avoid any of the aforementioned without being accused of false advertising. But the use of hoary and facile clichés isn’t the only problem in Romain Levy’s French action-comedy, which casts local heartthrob Kev Adams as a student who ends up chasing after a packet of drugs in the Dutch capital in the hope of impressing a tough girl. As is unfortunately the case with a lot of France’s recent comedic output, homophobia and racism are the source of many of »

- Boyd van Hoeij

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Blade Runner 2049 Footage Description Introduces Jared Leto’s Creepy Character

30 March 2017 4:55 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Fans weren’t overly enthused by the prospect of a sequel to Ridley Scott’s seminal sci-fi classic, but when it was announced that Denis Villeneuve (Sicario, Arrival) was coming on board to direct Blade Runner 2049, many softened their stance. An atmospheric first teaser that recalled the aesthetics of the original also helped considerably, but since then we’ve been waiting anxiously for a full trailer so we can get a better idea of the all-important plot.

That preview is on the way (apparently), but until it arrives we have an in-depth breakdown of some new footage that screened at CinemaCon last night. Star Ryan Gosling introduced the extended preview, which gave those in attendance a first look at the mysterious new character played by Suicide Squad actor Jared Leto.

Per Variety:

The extended preview that the actor brought with him to Las Vegas stunned the crowd, featuring an »

- Mark Cassidy

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Must Watch: Second Trailer for Luc Besson's Epic New Sci-Fi 'Valerian'

29 March 2017 8:49 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"After centuries of peace and prosperity, an unknown force wants to destroy all we have created..." EuropaCorp has debuted the second official trailer for Luc Besson's new sci-fi adaptation, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, or just Valerian for short. This new trailer is much better than the first, with some promising VFX-filled footage and exciting action scenes. Based on the graphic novel series, the movie stars Dane DeHaan as Valerian, and Cara Delevingne as Laureline, special operatives for the government of the human territories charged with maintaining order throughout the universe. They must travel to an intergalactic city full of different species called Alpha on a mission. The full cast includes Clive Owen, Rihanna, Ethan Hawke, Rutger Hauer, Mathieu Kassovitz, Sam Spruell, Kris Wu, Alain Chabat and others. I'm still crazy excited for this, I love seeing Besson go big with space sci-fi. Can't wait. Second »

- Alex Billington

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Valerian Trailer #2 Takes Cara Delevingne to an Amazing New World

29 March 2017 7:50 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Get ready for some absolutely insane and most definitely expensive looking sci-fi, because the brand new trailer for Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets has arrived. There are a lot of comic book movies coming out this year and, without question, this is quite possibly the riskiest one any studio is releasing in 2017. It is a massive movie based on relatively unknown source material from a director who has been hit and miss for more than a decade. But if this movie is good, this could wind up being the sci-fi epic that many moviegoers have been waiting for.

Europa unleashed this brand new, full-length trailer for Valerian today in order to get in on the insane trailer action that has been going on over the last week or so and build some awareness for the upcoming sci-fi flick. The video gives us our best look yet at the movie, »

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Here’s the new trailer for Luc Besson’s Valerian starring Cara Delevingne and Dane DeHaan

29 March 2017 6:33 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Jon Lyus

Today sees the release of a new trailer for Luc Besson’s latest sci-fi Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets and very handsome it’s looking too. The Fifth Element director has gathered quite a cast to bring his bold new vision to life. Cara Delevingne, and Dane DeHaan lead the film as our two government operatives, facing off against an alien threat.

The first trailer we saw was epic in scope, and today’s new peek opens up the world even more. Besson’s eye for stylish action has never left him, despite his dalliance with the Arthur and those pesky Invisibles. Two of his films made between Valerian and its most obvious forebear, The Fifth Element, showed off another side to Besson. The wonderful The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec from 2010 and 2013’s The Lady were noticeably Bessonian (that’s a word now »

- Jon Lyus

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New Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets Trailer Promises A Dazzling Sci-Fi Ride

29 March 2017 6:29 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

In a year which will see the release of Justice LeagueSpider-Man: HomecomingThor: Ragnarok, Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, among others, you’d be forgiven for not having Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets on your radar. But that’s a mistake you really should rectify.

Despite the mouthful of a name – we’re going with just Valerian, from here on out – this look like another dazzling sci-fi ride from Luc Besson, who’s no stranger to the genre after delivering minor classic The Fifth Element back in the 90s and more recently, the Scarlett Johansson vehicle Lucy, among others. Admittedly, the director doesn’t alway knock it out of the park (we’re still trying to forget The Family), but when he’s on his game, you better make sure you’re paying attention. And with the upcoming Valerian, »

- Michael Briers

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Re-enter The Void! The greatest 80s throwback horror movies you need to watch

29 March 2017 5:20 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Sean Wilson

As if last year’s nostalgia-infused sensation Stranger Things didn’t make it clear enough, the world is currently going mad for all things eighties. Not the big hair or the shellsuits, mind – rather woozy synthpop, blood-rich neon and anything related to the heyday of creepy body horror.

With Jeremy Gillespie and Steven Kostanski’s splattery new gorefest The Void out now, one that gleefully mashes up loving homages to H.P. Lovecraft John Carpenter, David Cronenberg and more, here are the essential throwback horror movies that you need to watch in preparation.

The House of the Devil

Writer/director Ti West is at the forefront of recent revival horror and this deliciously slow-burning spooker remains one of his best. Drawing on the ‘Satanic panic’ craze that swept America during the eighties, it’s the unbearably suspenseful story of a young woman (Jocelin Donahue) whose babysitting job at a creaking, »

- Sean Wilson

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Relaunched Quad Cinema to Host Lina Wertmüller Retrospective

13 March 2017 2:02 PM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

Lina Wertmüller in “Behind White Glasses”

Italian filmmaker Lina Wertmüller made history as the first woman to receive an Academy Award for Best Director back in 1977 for “Seven Beauties.” The trailblazer’s prolific career will be celebrated with “Female Trouble,” an upcoming retrospective held at the relaunched Quad Cinema in New York. Screenings will include “Seven Beauties,” world premieres of new restorations from Kino Lorber, rare imported 35mm prints, and “Behind White Glasses,” Valerio Ruiz’s documentary about Wertmüller’s life and career.

“In the 1970s, Lina Wertmüller was a certifiable international phenomenon — a lively firebrand behind white glasses who became one of the decade’s marquee-name filmmakers,” a press release for the event details. “Her hot-button, epically-titled movies — erotic and polemical and provocative all at once — became must-see conversation pieces and smashed American box-office records for foreign-language films.”

Female Trouble” will include screenings of “Swept Away,” Wertmüller’s update of Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew,” “A Night Full of Rain,” her English-language debut, and “Summer Night,” a Sardinia-set comedy that tackles bondage and voyeurism.

“This series finally offers the opportunity to dive into the history of this extraordinary director, an aesthetic pioneer and a crucial trailblazer in a male-dominated industry,” the event’s press release emphasizes.

Female Trouble” runs from April 14-April 30. Check out the titles screening below, courtesy of Quad Cinema. More information will be available on the theater’s website.

Swept Away (Travolti da un insolito destino nell’azzurro mare d’agosto)

Lina Wertmüller, 1974, Italy, 116m, Dcp

Special weeklong revival engagement begins April 21

For her kinky update of The Taming of the Shrew, Wertmüller reteams gorgeous green-eyed muses Mariangela Melato and Giancarlo Giannini as a vacationing society dame and her Communist servant locked in the ultimate battle of the sexes (and classes) once stranded together on a deserted island. Never mind the unfortunate Madonna remake — this bracing, sexy, riotous political fable, one of the most argued-about films of the 1970s, has to be seen to be believed. In Italian with English subtitles.

World premiere of new 2K digital restoration. A Kino Lorber release.

Seven Beauties (Pasqualino Settebellezze)

Lina Wertmüller, 1975, Italy, 115m, Dcp

Special weeklong revival engagement begins April 21

Under fascism, there are no limits to sacrificing one’s honor — and in Wertmüller’s outrageous picaresque, comedy and tragedy are indistinguishable. When city hustler Giancarlo Giannini accidentally murders the lover of one of his seven sisters, a series of mishaps land him in a concentration camp, where he must seduce the homely Nazi commandant to stay alive. Controversial in its day, the film led Wertmüller to become the first woman nominated for a Best Director Oscar. In Italian with English subtitles.

World premiere of new 2K digital restoration. A Kino Lorber release.

“A handbook for survival, a farce, a drama of almost shattering impact. It’s a disorderly epic, seductively beautiful to look at, as often harrowing as it is boisterously funny.” — Vincent Canby, The New York Times

Behind the White Glasses

Valerio Ruiz, Italy, 112m, Dcp

Special weeklong engagement opens April 21

This definitive documentary traces the incredible life of Lina Wertmüller, from her start as a tenacious Fellini assistant to her meteoric rise as a global superstar. The vivacious and fabulous 88-year-old filmmaker recounts the saga of her marriage to designer-collaborator Enrico Job, shows off her trademark eyewear collection, and even sings. Giancarlo Giannini, Sophia Loren, Rutger Hauer, and Martin Scorsese give revealing interviews for this loving portrait, which offers a corrective to decades of critical neglect. Official selection: Venice Film Festival. A Kino Lorber release. In English and Italian with English subtitles.

Director Valerio Ruiz in person at select shows opening weekend. A Kino Lorber release.

“Must-viewing for film buffs.” — The Hollywood Reporter

All Screwed Up (Tutto a posto e niente in ordine)

Lina Wertmüller, 1974, Italy, 105m, Dcp

In Milan, a bawdy group of Sicilian migrants meet-cute and move into a commune together, while they struggle to keep their livelihood — and hold their libidos in check. Wertmüller’s polyphonic farce, with its large ensemble and earworm theme music, helped to further establish her ongoing fascination with the struggles and shenanigans of Italy’s working class. In Italian with English subtitles.

A Kino Lorber release.

“Breathtaking…exuberantly funny. Watching All Screwed Up is to be witness to a giant talent.” — Vincent Canby, The New York Times

Blood Feud (Fatto di sangue fra due uomini per causa di una vedova. Si sospettano moventi politici)

Lina Wertmüller, 1987, Italy, 124m, 35mm

The always-ravishing Sophia Loren stars as a Sicilian widow who loses her husband to the Mafia. Setting out to avenge his death, she becomes entangled in a lurid love triangle along the way, her smitten suitors played by Giancarlo Giannini and Marcello Mastroianni. Lust, revenge, and violence reign supreme in this steamy WWII-set thriller. In Italian with English subtitles.

8 ½

Federico Fellini, 1963, Italy, 138m, 35mm

After her old school friend Flora Carabella married Marcello

Mastroianni, Wertmüller met Fellini and won an apprenticeship on

his seminal portrait of creative crisis. She helped the maestro cast extras

(including her own mother) but Wertmüller didn’t remain an assistant for

long: the same year Fellini helped her secure financing and

cinematographer Gianni Di Venanzo to shoot The Lizards.

In Italian with English subtitles.

Ferdinando e Carolina

Lina Wertmüller, 1999, Italy, 102m, Dcp

One of Wertmüller’s handsomest productions, detailing the life (and death) of King Ferdinand of Naples, here dramatized as another of her sex-crazed heroes. He reminisces of his days as a young philanderer, lamenting his impending marriage to 16-year-old Carolina of Austria — until they discover their shared taste for libertine pleasures. In Italian with English subtitles.

World premiere of new 2K digital restoration. A Kino Lorber release.

Let’s Talk About Men (Questa volta parliamo di uomini)

Lina Wertmüller, 1965, Italy, 91m, 35mm

Wertmüller’s controversial sexual politics are already in full effect in this early episodic farce. A sassy response to Ettore Scola’s Let’s Talk About Women, the film is told as four independent stories — each more outlandish than the next. Brace yourselves for some unconventional solutions to marital discord, including kleptomania and knife-throwing. In Italian with English subtitles.

The Lizards (I basilischi)

Lina Wertmüller, 1963, Italy, 85m, 35mm

Using experience gained as an assistant director on 8 ½ (and using some of Fellini’s crew), Wertmüller made a debut that feels like a direct response to her mentor’s I Vitelloni: a compassionate snapshot of small town coming-of-age, Italian style. But Wertmüller’s treatment, shot for only $60,000, features a style and energy all her own, plus a Morricone score. In Italian with English subtitles.

Love & Anarchy (Film d’amore e d’anarchia, ovvero ‘stamattina alle 10 in via dei Fiori nella nota casa di tolleranza…)

Lina Wertmüller, 1973, Italy, 129m, Dcp

Silk robes and bare breasts abound in this tragicomedy of epic proportions set in a brothel pre-wwii. Freckle-faced ingénue Giancarlo Giannini comes to Rome on a mission to kill Mussolini with the help of politically active prostitute Mariangela Melato. But love gets in the way of anarchy when he falls for one of her fellow ladies of the night. In Italian with English subtitles. In Italian with English subtitles.

A Kino Lorber release.

“Executed with the high-pitched passion of a gothic romance with a fluid, whirling, dazzling energy.” — Newsweek

A Night Full of Rain (La fine del mondo nel nostro solito letto in una notte piena di pioggia)

Lina Wertmüller, 1978, Italy/Canada, 104m, 35mm

Cocksure Communist journalist Giancarlo Giannini elopes with feminist photographer Candice Bergen in Wertmüller’s English-language debut. With no shortage of furtive lovemaking amid endless close-ups of its ever alluring leads, Giuseppe Rotunno’s camera works overtime to provide some of the most lavish imagery of the director’s career.

The Seduction of Mimi (Mimì metallurgico ferito nell’onore)

Lina Wertmüller, 1972, Italy, 112m, Dcp

A wistful romance turned raunchy comedy, this searing take on sexual and political double standards finds laborer Giancarlo Giannini ricocheting between mafiosos and comrades — as well as between his apparently frigid wife and beguiling mistress (Mariangela Melato). In Wertmüller’s world, the bedroom is the only appropriate battleground for revenge — for men and women alike. In Italian with English subtitles.

A Kino Lorber release.

“Rollicking fun.” — Judith Crist, New York

Sotto…Sotto (Sotto… sotto… strapazzato da anomala passione)

Lina Wertmüller, 1984, Italy, 105m, 35mm

A stroll through a sculpture garden inspires a bored housewife to pursue a love affair with her girlfriend, in the spirit of the romantic thrill of her beloved movie melodramas; but her homophobic carpenter husband flies into an increasingly desperate rage as he tries to uncover his wife’s lover. In Italian with English subtitles.

Summer Night (Notte d’estate con profilo greco, occhi a mandorla e odore di basilico)

Lina Wertmüller, 1986, Italy, 94m, Dcp

Even by Wertmüller’s standards this outrageous ’80s companion to Swept Away offers up a particularly impressive menu of sexual perversions, from voyeurism to bondage, plus a severed finger. A Valentino-clad Mariangela Melato plays an especially entitled aristocrat who holds an infamous kidnapper (Michele Placido) hostage for ransom — and animalistic fun — in her gothic palace in remote Sardinia. In Italian with English subtitles.

World premiere of new 2K digital restoration. A Kino Lorber release.

Relaunched Quad Cinema to Host Lina Wertmüller Retrospective was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »

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Rutger Hauer joins 'Rotterdam, I Love You'

5 March 2017 11:27 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Brimstone director Martin Koolhoven also signs on for portmanteau project.

Blade Runner star Rutger Hauer and Brimstone director Martin Koolhoven are among the latest figures to join $7.5mn new portmanteau picture, Rotterdam, I Love You. Their participation was announced at a press conference in Rotterdam this weekend. 

Hauer is to direct a segment of the film based on a story by celebrated Dutch novelist Tommy Wieringa.

Details haven’t been revealed of Koolhoven’s segment but the producers have confirmed it is to be based on a story by an international author and will be “quite a lot lighter” than his very bloody revenge western from last year, Brimstone

Also joining the project is another Dutch director, Joost van Ginkel, best known for The Paradise Suite. His section will be set in the port of Rotterdam, one of the biggest facilities of its kind in the world.

Joeri Pruys, who will be producing alongside Matt Jaems, has confirmed »

- geoffrey@macnab.demon.co.uk (Geoffrey Macnab)

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Exclusive interview with actor Eric Jacobus

1 March 2017 5:45 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

david j. moore chats with actor Eric Jacobus

The world has yet to learn the name Eric Jacobus. Ladies and gentlemen, hear the name and speak it because he’s here, and he’s about to break through. Working way off the grid and completely off the radar, Jacobus, a practitioner of Hapkido, has been building himself up through impressive short films and totally independent feature films, namely with two feature films Contour (2006) and Death Grip (2012), both of which he wrote, directed, and starred in, and the outstanding short films Rope-a-Dope (2013), Rope-a-Dope 2 (2015), and this year’s martial arts comedy Blindsided (2017). He’s already appeared in the second season of Mortal Kombat: Legacy (2014) as Stryker and in Segment A of The ABCs of Death 2 (2014), and he’s on a clear and calculated path of action stardom.

It’s obvious you’re really into Hong Kong movies; your movies »

- Amie Cranswick

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The Big Bang Theory season 10 episode 15 review: The Locomotion Reverberation

13 February 2017 12:31 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Caroline Preece Feb 13, 2017

The Big Bang Theory offers up a by-the-numbers episodes that's nevertheless charming in its own way...

This review contains spoilers.

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10.15 The Locomotion Reverberation

What happens when you introduce a big storyline in a show like The Big Bang Theory only to forget it exists after the first couple of episodes of the next season? You get an episode like The Locomotion Reverberation, which conveniently reminds us that Leonard, Howard and Sheldon are still working on that guidance system, and the project’s nearing completion.

We start the episode with Leonard and Howard getting increasingly frustrated with their team’s third member wanting to, you know, do a good job by making »

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Saluting the film scores of Paul Verhoeven movies

9 February 2017 4:15 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Sean Wilson Mar 16, 2017

From Total Recall and RoboCop through to Turkish Delight and Flesh+Blood, we look at the musical scores of Paul Verhoeven films...

The Netherlands' arch-provocateur and filmmaker extraordinaire Paul Verhoeven is back in cinemas right now with Elle. A characteristically confrontational and provocative thriller, it spins a rape-revenge storyline into a mordantly funny, blackly comic and off-kilter odyssey, and has garnered an Oscar nomination for extraordinary lead Isabelle Huppert in the process.

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It's exactly what we've come to expect from a veteran director who's done it all, having made jaws drop in both Europe and Hollywood - but beneath Verhoeven's love of excess and shock tactics lurks real artistry, and nowhere is this more evident than in the remarkable run of film scores »

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Valerian: the brand new trailer

30 January 2017 4:51 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Kirsten Howard Mar 29, 2017

The brand new trailer for Luc Besson's upcoming return to sci-fi, Valerian, has landed...

In a summer packed with sequels, remakes, reboots and franchise films, Valerian might just be the most interestingly gamble out there. It's directed by Luc Besson, and it's his first full-on blockbuster sci-fi film since The Fifth Element (although there's an argument that Lucy strays into sci-fi quite a lot too). And the new trailer for the movie has landed. It looks like this...

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Previously Besson had been chatting about casting Dane DeHaan in the movie. 

“With Dane, 30 seconds after I sat down at the bar with him, the restaurant, I knew that it was him, for sure,” he admitted. “After one minute, my problem is, if he says no, I’m in trouble. It was already printed in my head. »

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Thn’S 2017 Comic Book Movie Preview

17 January 2017 12:49 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

After a year that felt longer than a marathon screening of the entire Star Wars prequel trilogy, 2016 is finally over. The heartbreak, headaches and downright hilarity of the year we would all like to forget, is now behind us.

Now, fear not! 2017 is here to save the day and it is absolutely packed full of all your favourite costumed crime-fighters. From Wall crawlers, to demigods, to eccentric spies, this year has it all. So, sit back, relax and let your friendly neighbourhood Thn talk you through what 2017 has in store. Check out our Comic Book Movie Preview!

1. The Lego Batman Movie

First up is the highly anticipated Lego Movie spin-off, focusing on Will Arnett’s hilariously parodied version of Batman. While the idea was initially met with skepticism, trailers have so far indicated that this could be one of the caped crusaders greatest cinematic outings yet.

The film also boasts »

- Ben Read

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Sundance Midnight Memories: Hobo With A Shotgun (2011)

16 January 2017 3:30 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

[Happy Monday, readers! With the 2017 Sundance Film Festival beginning later this week, we thought it would be fun to take a look back at some of the great midnight movies that have come out of the fest over the years. Be sure to check back each day this week for more Midnight Memories from Daily Dead!]

The Sundance Film Festival has hosted the premieres of many a great genre offering; from Lucky McKee’s May in 2002 to Tommy Wirkola’s Dead Snow: Red vs. Dead in 2014, the festival spotlights genre work by turns impactful, thoughtful, or just delightful. And many of the films’ backstories are often as inspired as the work itself. Case in point: Jason Eisener’s Hobo with a Shotgun, which premiered January 21st, 2011 at Sundance, and is still as fun to watch as its journey to the screen is fascinating.

Back in 2007, when Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino were set to release Grindhouse (their double feature love letter to exploitation cinema), they announced a contest for fake exploitation trailers to go along with ones already filmed by established filmmakers such as Edgar Wright and Rob Zombie.

Canadian filmmaking aspirant Eisener (who has gone on to helm segments for The ABCs of Death »

- Scott Drebit

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