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Sdcc: Black Panther featurette for Captain America: Civil War

23 July 2016 3:47 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Captain America: Civil War and Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman has unveiled a new featurette from the upcoming home-entertainment release of Civil War today at the San Diego Comic-Con, which focuses on T’Challa and sees the cast and crew discussing the importance of the character’s role in the Phase Three blockbuster; watch it below…

See Also: Captain America: Civil War concept art shows alternate design for Black Panther

Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” finds Steve Rogers leading the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps—one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, »

- Amie Cranswick

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Remembering Héctor Babenco by Anne-Katrin Titze

22 July 2016 5:18 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Reaching for the Moon director Bruno Barreto: "Héctor’s greatest film 'Pixote'. Poetry and violence fill the screen in a ruthless way." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Héctor Babenco died on July 13, 2016. His adaptation of Manuel Puig's Kiss Of The Spider Woman, screenplay Leonard Schrader, starring Raúl Juliá, William Hurt and Sônia Braga, received four Oscar nominations - Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay with Hurt winning Best Actor.

Tom Waits was in two of Babenco's films, William Kennedy's Ironweed, starring Jack Nicholson and Meryl Streep (both Oscar nominated) and the adaptation of Peter Matthiessen's At Play In The Fields Of The Lord, screenplay by Babenco, Jean-Claude Carrière and Vincent Patrick, starring Tom Berenger, John Lithgow, Daryl Hannah, Aidan Quinn and Kathy Bates.

"One of the greatest scenes in the history of cinema - Fernando Ramos da Silva (Pixote) is nursed by Marília Pêra (the »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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Captain America: Civil War concept art recreates Avengers’ classic Hawkeye and Ant-Man cover

20 July 2016 4:29 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Andy Park has already given us a look at his Captain America: Civil War concept artwork for Black Widow and Ant-Man [see here], Hawkeye [see here], Scarlet Witch [see here], Black Panther [see here], and Spider-Man vs. Giant-Man [see here], and now he’s shared another of his stunning illustrations for the Phase Three-launching blockbuster, this time featuring Hawkeye and Ant-Man as they recreate the classic Avengers #223 comic book cover…

And here’s the cover in question…

Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” finds Steve Rogers leading the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps—one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, »

- Gary Collinson

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Spider-Man battles Giant-Man in Captain America: Civil War concept art

19 July 2016 7:06 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Illustrator Andy Park has given us another peek at his design work for this year’s Captain America: Civil War, releasing a new piece of concept art for the Phase Three blockbuster which sees Spider-Man doing battle with Giant-Man…

See Also: Captain America: Civil War concept art shows alternate design for Black Panther

Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” finds Steve Rogers leading the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps—one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark’s surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability. »

- Gary Collinson

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Director Hector Babenco Will Be Best Remembered For Just Two Movies, But He Was a Poet of the Downtrodden

18 July 2016 7:33 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The late Roger Ebert called the cinema “a machine that generates empathy,” and that’s as good a definition of the power of movies as you’re likely to hear. The director Hector Babenco, who died last week at 70, made a dozen films in his lifetime, and it’s fair to say that he’ll be best remembered for just two of them: “Pixote” (1981), his ripped-from-the-gutter drama of Brazilian street kids stealing and whoring and murdering to survive, and “Kiss of the Spider Woman” (1985), a tale of two accused criminals — one a macho political prisoner, the other a drag queen who doesn’t think about politics but, in a different way, is even more of a political prisoner — who fight and talk and bond after being thrown together into the same jail cell. The first film was a scalding cry of agony and ecstasy from what used to be called »

- Owen Gleiberman

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Héctor Babenco, Director of Oscar-Winning ‘Kiss of the Spider Woman,’ Dies at 70

18 July 2016 1:21 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Argentine-born Brazilian director Héctor Babenco died on Wednesday at São Paulo’s Sirio-Libanes Hospital in Brazil after suffering a heart attack, according the Associated Press. He was 70.

His most famous film, “Kiss of the Spider Woman,” was nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Director. Babenco was the first Latin-American to be nominated for achievements in directing.

Babenco first gained notice for 1981’s “Pixote,” about the rough life of boys growing up in the slums of Sao Paolo. An arthouse hit, it won the L.A. Film Critics foreign film prize.

In addition, Babenco featured Lgbt characters in his films in an era that seldom highlighted these issues. William Hurt, who portrayed a homosexual man imprisoned for having sexual affairs with an underage boy in “Kiss of the Spider Woman,” won the Best Actor Oscar for his performance as the sensitive window dresser.

Roger Ebert said of the film, »

- Arya Roshanian

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Héctor Babenco obituary

18 July 2016 5:45 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Film director best known for the 1985 classic Kiss of the Spider Woman

If one were to choose one theme which dominated the films of Héctor Babenco, who has died of a heart attack aged 70, it would be a concern for social outcasts, literally and/or figuratively imprisoned. In Babenco’s most widely known film, Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985), set during Argentina’s so-called dirty war of the 1970s, Luis Molina (William Hurt), an effeminate gay man, and Valentin Arregui (Raúl Juliá), a macho political prisoner, are incompatible cellmates, who gradually learn to respect one another. To pass the time, the turbaned, eyebrow-plucked Molina acts out his favourite films. “Your life is as trivial as your movies,” says Arregui. Molina replies: “Unless you have the keys to that door, I will escape in my own way, thank you.”

There was nothing trivial or escapist about Babenco’s potent films, including Kiss of the Spider Woman, »

- Ronald Bergan

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Hector Babenco dead at 70

17 July 2016 5:24 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Argentine-born Brazilian director who directed William Hurt to an Oscar in Kiss Of The Spider Woman has died of a heart attack in Sao Paulo. He was 70.

Babenco was born in 1946 in the Argentinian coastal resort of Mar Del Plata before he left home to live in Europe in the early 1960s and finally settled in Sao Paulo in Brazil in 1969.

He broke out internationally in 1981 with the Brazilian slum drama Pixote and went on to make Kiss Of The Spider Woman, which challenged the establishment with its bold depiction of gay characters four years later.

Babenco also directed Meryl Streep and Jack Nicholson in Ironweed in 1987 and Tom Berenger, John Lithgow and Aidan Quinn in At Play In The Fields of The Lord in 1991.

After undergoing treatment for cancer in the 1990s he returned to direct the Brazilian prison drama Carandiru in 2003 and most recently made My Hindu Friend with Willem Dafoe, which remains »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Captain America: Civil War concept art shows alternate design for Black Panther

12 July 2016 2:40 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Illustrator Andy Park has been revealing a number of his concept designs for the heroes of Captain America: Civil War, including Black Widow and Ant-Man [see here], Scarlet Witch [see here] and Hawkeye [see here], and now he has unveiled an early design for T’Challa, a.k.a. the Black Panther. Check it out here…

Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” finds Steve Rogers leading the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps—one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark’s surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability. »

- Amie Cranswick

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Black Widow and Ant-Man concept art for Captain America: Civil War

1 July 2016 2:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We’ve already seen concept art for a masked Zemo [see here], a masked Hawkeye [see here], and a headband-wearing Scarlet Witch [see here], and now illustrator Andy Park has unveiled more of his design work for Captain America: Civil War, this time featuring Black Widow and Ant-Man, both of whom are pretty close to their final designs from the movie…

Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” finds Steve Rogers leading the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps—one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark’s surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability. »

- Gary Collinson

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Netflix Will Stream 7 Albert Brooks Movies for the First Time

30 June 2016 10:04 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Netflix is throwing a film festival for Albert Brooks: The service is making seven movies written and directed by the comedian available for the first time on a subscription-streaming service, starting Friday, July 1.

The films are: “Defending Your Life,” “Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World,” “Lost in America,” “Modern Romance,” “Mother,” “The Muse” and Brooks’ directorial debut “Real Life.” The titles will be available only to Netflix’s U.S. subscribers.

Albert Brooks and his films have been a huge influence on American comedy,” said Ted Sarandos, Netflix’s chief content officer. “His innovative early short films and comedy albums lead to body of film work that thrives in the culture and keeps us laughing today. We are proud to have our U.S. Netflix members revisit these great works and to help introduce Brooks’ comedies to the next generation of fans.”

Brooks currently can be heard as »

- Todd Spangler

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Clint Eastwood's 'Sully' Biopic Lands Its First Trailer

30 June 2016 4:33 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Daniel here. When news broke that Tom Hanks was cast as airline captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger – the real-life angel with jet wings who, in 2009, famously piloted an A320 to an emergency water landing on the Hudson River, saving the lives of all crew and passengers in the process – approximately no one was surprised. If you ever need to cast an Irl hero for the big screen, Hanks’ evergreen likeability automatically makes him the safest choice; personally, as much as I really, really, really, really, really, really like Hanks, I’d have loved to see William Hurt take the controls. Regardless, we now have our first trailer for Clint Eastwood’s Sully and down to its Oscar-nominated, underutilized actress propped as a wallpaper wife, it’s about what you've come to expect from a ripped-from-the-headlines biopic these days. To some, it seems the surest route to stoic is stale.

In lieu »

- Daniel Crooke

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‘Lost in Space’ Reboot Ordered to Series by Netflix

29 June 2016 3:37 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Netflix has given a 10-episode series order to “Lost in Space,” a reboot of the classic science-fiction television show.

The new series will be produced by Legendary Television. Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, the screenwriting team behind the films “Dracula Untold” and “Last Witch Hunter,” will write the new series, with “Prison Break” veteran Zack Estrin set to serve as showrunner. The three will executive produce alongside Synthesis Entertainment’s Kevin Burns and Jon Jashni , Applebox’s Neil Marshall and Marc Helwig. Marshall is also set to direct several episodes of the show. The series is set to premiere in 2018.

“The original series so deftly captured both drama and comedy, and that made it very appealing to a broad audience,” said Cindy Holland, Netflix vice president of original content. “The current creative team’s reimagining of the series for Netflix is sure to appeal to both fans who fondly remember the original and to create a new »

- Daniel Holloway

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Movie News: See Tyrese Gibson's Return in 'Transformers 5'; Daniel Craig Touted for La Riots Movie

29 June 2016 12:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Transformers: The Last Knight: Tyrese Gibson, who appeared in the first three installments of the Transformers series but not the fourth, will return as military veteran Rob Epps in Transformers: The Last Knight. Gibson made the announcement via social media, posing with director Michael Bay. The movie is scheduled for release on June 23, 2017. [Instagram]   Kings: Daniel Craig is in talks to star in Kings, a movie set in Los Angeles as tensions rose during the Rodney King trial in 1992. If things work out, Craig will play a character who befriends a woman (Halle Berry) caring for a group of children. Deniz Gamze Erguvan (Mustang) is set to direct. [Deadline]   Live Like Line: William Hurt (Captain America: Civil War) will star opposite Helen Hunt in Live...

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- Peter Martin

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Captain America: Civil War Blu-ray special features revealed

28 June 2016 5:16 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We’ve still got a couple of months to wait until its home entertainment release, but thanks to Stitch Kingdom, we now know the special features that will be included on the 3D Collector’s Edition Blu-ray of Marvel’s latest blockbuster, Captain America: Civil War.

Bonus Features

United We Stand, Divided We Fall — The Making of Captain America: Civil War – Part 1 & 2 – From skinny volunteer to backbone of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, chart Captain America’s journey through every decisive moment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in this complete behind-the-scenes look at a landmark in the Marvel saga. Captain America: The Road to Civil War — Explore the First Avenger’s fascinating evolution from loyal soldier to seasoned, conflicted hero who questions authority. Iron Man: The Road to Civil War — Tony Stark’s path has been no less epic or transformative than that of his friend and ally, Steve Rogers. »

- Gary Collinson

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William Hurt To Star Opposite Helen Hunt In ‘Live Like Line’

28 June 2016 10:46 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: William Hurt has been set to star opposite Helen Hunt in Live Like Line, the inspirational sports movie about a girls volleyball team trying to win against all odds. The film rejoins the actor with director Sean McNamara as they just completed The King’s Daughter (aka The Moon & The Sun) together. McNamara is directing Line with a script by David Aaron Cohen (Friday Night Lights) and revisions by Elissa Matsueda (Spare Parts). Shooting on the new film will… »

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Scarlet Witch dons her headband in Captain America: Civil War concept art

27 June 2016 3:42 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Last year we brought you some concept art for Avengers: Age of Ultron which revealed that Marvel considered giving Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch her customary headband [see here], and it seems the idea was back on the table for this year’s Captain America: Civil War, with illustrator Andy Park sharing some of his unused designs for Wanda with and without the headpiece…

See Also: Concept art from Captain America: Civil War

Would you like to see the headband incorporated into Scarlet Witch’s costume in Avengers: Infinity War? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below…

Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” finds Steve Rogers leading the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. »

- Gary Collinson

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"Black Panther": The Liberation Of 'Wakanda'

24 June 2016 12:41 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Take a look @ Marvel Comics' "Black Panther" #3, available June 28, 2016 is written by Ta-Nehisi Coates amd illustrated by Brian Stelfreeze, with covers by Stelfreeze, Kyle Baker and Sanford Greene:

"...'The Midnight Angels' continue the liberation of 'Wakanda' with extreme prejudice, while indecisions by 'T'Challa' could cost him more than just the throne..."

The Black Panther was created by writer, editor Stan Lee and penciller, co-plotter Jack Kirby, debuting in Marvel Comics' "Fantastic Four" #52 (July 1966).

Chadwick Boseman portrays Black Panther in "Captain America: Civil War" (2016) and is set to return in "Black Panther" (2018), both set in the 'Marvel Cinematic Universe'.

Directed by Anthony & Joe Russo from a screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely, "Captain America: Civil War" picks up where "Avengers: Age of Ultron" left off...

"...as 'Steve Rogers' (Chris Evans) leads the new team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. 

"But after another international »

- Michael Stevens

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Film Guide: What Movie Should I Watch This Weekend? (June 24, 2016)

24 June 2016 9:27 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

To help sift through the increasing number of new releases (independent or otherwise), the Weekly Film Guide is here! Below you’ll find basic plot, personnel and cinema information for all of this week’s fresh offerings.

Starting this month, we’ve also put together a list for the entire month. We’ve included this week’s list here, complete with information on screening locations for films in limited release.

See More: Here Are All the Upcoming Movies in Theaters for June 2016

Here are the films opening theatrically in the U.S. the week of Friday, June 24. All synopses provided by distributor unless listed otherwise.

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Free State of Jones

Director: Gary Ross

Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Keri Russell, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mahershala Ali, Jacob Lofland

Synopsis: “In Jones County, Miss., Newt Knight joins forces with other farmers and a group of slaves to lead a rebellion against the Confederacy.”

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Goliath: Dwight Yoakam & Harold Perrineau Join David E. Kelley Amazon Series

16 June 2016 4:42 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Dwight Yoakam and Harold Perrineau have joined the cast of the Goliath TV show at Amazon. The original drama series comes from David E. Kelley and was previously known as Trial. Yoakam played Lyle Chumley on Under the Dome, which was cancelled last summer after three seasons on CBS. Fans of ABC's Lost probably still hear echoes of Perrineau, as Michael Dawson, yelling, "Waaaaaaalllt!"

Billy Bob Thornton, William Hurt, Olivia Thirlby, Maria Bello, Molly Parker, and Ever Carradine were previously cast. Goliath is written by Ally McBeal's David E. Kelley and The Practice's Jonathan Shapiro. Kelley, Shapiro, and Ross Fineman are executive prodcuing, with Parenthood's Larry Trilling. Madam Secretary's David Semel is directing.

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- TVSeriesFinale.com

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