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Chantal Akerman, Feminist Cinema Pioneer, Dies at 65

1 hour ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Belgian filmmaker Chantal Akerman, known for her experimental films that closely examined women’s lives, has died in Paris. She was 65.

The date and cause are not yet known, according to the New York Times. Her parents were Polish Holocaust survivors, and her latest film, “No Home Movie,” is based on conversations between the filmmaker and her late mother. The film screened at Locarno and will show at the New York Film Festival.

Akerman was born in Brussels and was inspired to make films after seeing Jean-Luc Godard’s “Pierrot le Fou” as a teenager. She made her most well-known work in 1975 when she was just 25: The three-hour long “Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles” follows a housewife in real time and builds to a dramatic ending. It has been called one of the first and greatest feminist films.

Akerman’s work influenced directors, including Todd Haynes, Sally Potter and Michael Haneke. »

- Pat Saperstein

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'The Martian' Review: A Rousing and Funny Space Adventure

1 October 2015 2:12 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Martian is the film that Interstellar should have been. A rousing, surprisingly funny, and touching space adventure, Ridley Scott has delivered his best film since Gladiator. Matt Damon stars as Mark Watney, a botanist on the Ares mission to explore the surface of Mars. Caught in a sudden storm, the mission commander (Jessica Chastain), gives the order to evacuate. The astronauts lose Watney when he is hit by the communications array and covered in debris. His bio-signs dark, they assume he is dead, and rocket back to the orbital ship. Heartbroken and with the mission a failure, they begin the long journey back to Earth.

Watney regains consciousness, terribly injured, and abandoned. Pure luck kept his space suit from decompressing. What follows next is stomach churning self surgery. Then a cold realization as to the dire nature of his situation. It will take years for a rescue mission to reach him. »

- MovieWeb

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Kevin Feige says Captain America: Civil War is “Cap’s story”

1 October 2015 7:47 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With its rather large roster of characters, many worry that Captain America: Civil War will make the titular character a secondary player in his own movie. Despite making claims about this not being the case already, Kevin Feige has reiterated that Captain America: Civil War is a Captain America movie.

“It is very much Cap’s story,” Feige told guests at an Avengers: Age of Ultron home entertainment release party. “It’s very much a sequel to The Winter Soldier. As that conflict builds, it is represented as a conflict between Cap and Tony.”

“There’s a lot of characters in The Winter Soldier, but it still felt like a very singular and relatively simple thrill ride,” he adds. “Cap, in Civil War, follows very much that same way. That something that we pride ourselves on. Our screenwriters — Chris Markus and Stephen McFeely — are excellent at giving each character just enough. »

- Luke Owen

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'Spider-Man' Serves a Great Purpose in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

30 September 2015 2:36 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Back in February, Marvel finally made the announcement fans have been waiting years to hear, that Spider-Man is finally joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Under the terms of this deal, the new Spidey will first appear in a Marvel movie, confirmed to be Captain America: Civil War, before Marvel's Kevin Feige Sony's Amy Pascal team up to produce a Spider-Man reboot through Sony Pictures, set for release on July 28, 2017. It's been long believed that the new Spidey, Tom Holland, will only have a cameo in Captain America: Civil War, but Kevin Feige revealed during a Q&A session (via IGN) that the studio has much greater plans in store for the web slinger.

"Making that agreement ... was great, and was really amazing, and on a personal level making these movies, it means a lot because I think we can do great things with Spider-Man. I think Spider-Man can serve great »

- MovieWeb

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Stan Lee chooses his side for Captain America: Civil War

28 September 2015 1:42 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

This coming spring, Marvel will be asking us to choose a side as Phase Three of the McU kicks off with a bang with Captain America: Civil War, and taking part in a Q&A at the Edmonton Comic Expo, comic book legend Stan Lee has revealed whether his allegiance lies with Captain America or Iron Man.

“Whatever side Captain America was on, because he’s the best, pure-hearted person in the whole world,” said Lee (via Cbr). “By the way, he’s a great actor, too, the guy who plays Captain America does a beautiful job — Chris Evans. I say that because he likes me, and anyone who likes me is a great actor.”

See Also: Chris Evans explains the rift between Steve Rogers and Tony Stark in Captain America: Civil War

Whose side are you on? Let us know in the comments below…

Captain America: Civil War is »

- Gary Collinson

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Sebastian Stan and Anthony Mackie on whether they’d like to take over as Captain America

27 September 2015 12:44 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Poor Steve Rogers. Ever since he joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe, there’s been speculation about when Captain America is going to shuffle of this mortal coil and pass on the shield to his successor.

Naturally, this has intensified now that both The Winter Soldier and Falcon are part of the McU and Chris Evans is nearing the end of his contract with Marvel Studios, and both Sebastian Stan and Anthony Mackie have been discussing whether they’d like to see their characters taking on the mantle of the Sentinel of Liberty.

“Myself,” Stan told the Salt Lake Tribune when asked who should take over from Evans. “I’ll say this: They sure like to dangle a cheese in front of my nose a lot. They’re like ‘Oh yeah, that’s where you pick up the shield,’ and I’m like, ‘Yeah, I’ve heard that one before. There it is again. »

- Gary Collinson

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Chris Evans explains the rift between Steve Rogers and Tony Stark in Captain America: Civil War

27 September 2015 5:33 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

During an appearance at the Salt Lake Comic Con, Captain America star Chris Evans has been speaking about the rift between Steve Rogers and Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) that ultimately leads to the titular Civil War in next year’s Phase Three-launching Captain America: Civil War.

The film will see the comic book’s Superhero Registration Act replaced by the Accords, government measures to control heroes and hold them accountable for their actions, with Cap opposing the measures and Iron Man in support of them.

See Also: Paul Bettany on reprising the role of The Vision for Captain America: Civil War

“Tony actually thinks we should be signing these accords and reporting to somebody and Cap, who’s always been a company man and has always been a soldier, actually doesn’t trust anymore,” states Evans. “Given what happened in Cap 2, I think he kind of feels the safest hands are his own. »

- Gary Collinson

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Paul Bettany on reprising the role of The Vision for Captain America: Civil War

22 September 2015 4:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Over the past week or so we’ve heard from both Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch) and Sebastian Stan (The Winter Soldier) about reprising their Marvel roles for the upcoming Phase Three-launching Captain America: Civil War, and now Paul Bettany has been speaking about returning as The Vision.

“We all had a bit more fun. You know, there were more improvised jokes between me and Robert Downey Jr., and me and Chris Evans, and it was a really loose atmosphere on-set. It was one really loose set, it was great! They’re all a really nice bunch of boys and girls. They’re all happy to be there. They’re being terribly well-paid, so they should be happy to be there. And work’s really creative and fun, you know? I got to be born on camera [in Avengers: Age of Ultron], you know, that’s unlikely to ever happen again.”

Bettany also went on to »

- Gary Collinson

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'Seven': 20 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About David Fincher's Classic

21 September 2015 2:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Two decades later, we're still totally creeped out by "Seven."

The seven-deadly-sins-inspired serial killer thriller, which opened 20 years ago this week (on September 22, 1995), helped put director David Fincher on the map and marked a career milestone for stars Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman, and Kevin Spacey. What's more, from its jittery opening credits to its grim shocker of an ending, "Seven" has become a template for how to make a dark, suspenseful crime drama.

Despite its many imitators, however, "Seven" maintains its secrets, from who almost starred in it to how it accomplished its unsettling effects to the softened ending that was almost tacked on. Here are some of those secrets. (Warning: Spoilers follow, though, c'mon, the movie's 20 years old.)

1. "Seven" screenwriter Andrew Kevin Walker has a cameo. He's the corpse seen at the beginning of the movie.

2. Walker wrote the screenplay, his first, while living in New York City and »

- Gary Susman

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Sebastian Stan talks The Winter Soldier and Captain America: Civil War

18 September 2015 3:03 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

During an appearance at the Toronto International Film Festival to promote his latest film The Martian, Collider caught up with Sebastian Stan to discuss his upcoming return as Bucky Barnes – a.k.a. The Winter Soldier – in next year’s Phase Three launching Captain America: Civil War.

See Also: Captain America: Civil War promo art reveals the two teams

“[The] character had, in my opinion, an introduction in The Winter Soldier — I mean, it was just sort of like a preview of the guy, which we get so much more of in Civil War. And I’m grateful for that. But to see that response to that was awesome because it just made me think, “Wow, people really got behind the character,” and that’s what you’re hoping for, especially [laughs] given that I didn’t really have any lines to say or anything. Which probably made it for the better to be honest. »

- Gary Collinson

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The Salt Of The Earth to screen at New York IFC Center by Anne-Katrin Titze - 2015-09-16 13:54:45

16 September 2015 5:54 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Anne-Katrin Titze presents The Salt Of The Earth - IFC Center Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

On September 18, at 3:05pm, as part of the Wim Wenders: Portraits Along The Road in New York, film journalist Anne-Katrin Titze will present Wenders' and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado's The Salt Of The Earth on the life and work of master photographer Sebastião Salgado.

Sebastião Salgado could be John Ford looking out over the plains

In an upcoming conversation on Until The End Of The World, Wim and I discuss Sam Shepard's influence before he worked with Volker Schlöndorff on Max Frisch's Homo Faber. We also talk about Yasujiro Ozu actors Chishû Ryû and Kuniko Miyake, Alfred Hitchcock and San Francisco, Chen Kaige and China, Robby Müller and Vermeer, and look forward to Michael Almereyda's Experimenter.

Starring Solveig Dommartin, Max von Sydow, William Hurt, Jeanne Moreau, Rüdiger Vogler and Sam Neill, »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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Sarah Wynter Joins David E. Kelley’s Amazon Drama ‘Trial’

14 September 2015 1:08 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Sarah Wynter has landed a series regular role opposite Billy Bob Thornton, William Hurt, Olivia Thirlby and Maria Bello in Trial, the Amazon Studios drama from The Practice and Ally McBeal creator David E. Kelley. The legal drama, which Kelley co-wrote with his Practice and Boston Legal producer Jonathan Shapiro, centers on Billy McBride (Thornton). Once a big and powerful lawyer, Billy has become a shell of his former self after losing a case that saw an innocent kid… »

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TIFF Rising Star Stephan James Talks Jesse Owens Biopic ‘Race’

14 September 2015 6:42 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Stephan James (“Selma”) will be the first actor out of the starting blocks to star as legendary track-and-field athlete Jesse Owens when Focus Features’ “Race” hits screens on Feb. 19, 2016.

James, one of four young Canadian actors selected for the Toronto Film Festival’s 2015 Tiff Rising Stars program, told Variety at a cocktail event held Sunday that he was offered the Owens role while he was filming “Selma.” (Joe Boyega was set to play Owens, but pulled out when he was cast in “Star Wars: Episode VII.”)

“When I first got the call from my manager asking if I’d ever heard of Jesse Owens, I recognized the name, looked him up and was blown away by his story,” James said.

Race” is directed by Stephan Hopkins and written by Joe Shrapnel and Anna Waterhouse. It also stars Jason Sudeikis, Jeremy Irons, William Hurt and Carice van Houten. A French-German-uk-Canadian coproduction, »

- Jennie Punter

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Elizabeth Olsen talks Captain America: Civil War

11 September 2015 12:17 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

During an interview with Premiere, Elizabeth Olsen has spoken briefly about her upcoming return as Wanda Maximoff, a.k.a. the Scarlet Witch, in the Phase Three-launching Captain America: Civil War.

“I think it’s going to be the best [Marvel movie yet,” states Olsen. “For real. I am very excited to see it myself. I only worked on set for five weeks, so I wasn’t there for the majority of it. [Daniel Brühl] is an incredible actor and he’s playing the main villain in it and he’s incredible. It’s a movie about people as opposed to robots this time. So it’s darker and it’s allowed to be darker because it gets more in the mindset of humans rather than machines.”

See Also: Mark Ruffalo says Hulk is Not in Captain America: Civil War

Captain America: Civil War is set for release on April 29th 2016 in the UK and May 6th 2016 in the States, with Anthony and Joe Russo (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) directing a cast that includes Marvel Cinematic Universe veterans Chris Evans (Steve Rogers/Captain America »

- Gary Collinson

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Giveaway – Win the Blacklist Season 2 boxset with the Flickering Myth Movie Show

11 September 2015 11:58 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In the August edition of The Flickering Myth Movie Show, as well as playing the blame game with Fantastic Four and discussing all the announcements from D23 (Toy Story 108 looks great!), we also ran a little share competition. Not ‘share’ as in ‘shares in a company’. That’s too volatile a prize.

Instead, we mean ‘share’ as in: Force This Video Upon All The People You Know by tweeting the video with #Fmtv. Only then could you win one of three The Blacklist Season 2 boxsets!

“No, you post the prize. I’m too busy sounding like velvet ice.”

You’ve been to the dentist, you know the drill. Do the stuff in bolded red below. UK readers only. The competition closes at midnight on 3rd October. By entering this competition you agree to our terms and conditions, which you can read here.

—Tweet This Video Using #Fmtv To Be Entered Into Blacklist Season Giveaway—

Fantastic… »

- Oli Davis

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How to Watch the Marvel Universe in Chronological Order

11 September 2015 8:01 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With an array of television shows, one-shots, Netflix series and movies, the Marvel Cinematic Universe can be quite a daunting prospect for the completist. Thankfully, Reddit user Fast_Is_Better has created a chronological watch order for the entire undertaking (see below). He titled it ‘hronological order’ in the original post, but we won’t hold that against him.

We’ll also overlook the use of Comic Sans.


As the infographic states, the order is correct as of August 2015. Who knows what else Marvel could insert into that timeline (hopefully a young Michael Douglas 50s Ant-Man one-shot), and Agent Carter Season 2 and the rest of Netflix’s Defenders set-ups (including Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist) are just over the Marvel horizon. You can just make them out if you squint past all the alien ships/S.H.I.E.L.D. hellicarriers/entire Eastern European cities falling out of the sky. »

- Oli Davis

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Emmett J Scanlan will be a badass warrior in ITV's Beowulf adaptation

11 September 2015 7:07 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

ITV's upcoming Beowulf adaptation has added yet another star to its formidable lineup, and this time it's Emmett J Scanlan.

The former Hollyoaks actor will play Skellan, the Warfather of the Wulfing Raiders in Beowulf: Return to the Shieldlands.

Skellan is said to be an imposing and formidable leader, who will do whatever it takes to secure victory in battle. Essentially he's an even bigger badass than Brendan Brady.

This is the latest in a series of high-profile roles for the former soap actor, after appearances in Guardians of the Galaxy, The Fall, Atlantis and Constantine.

Beowulf will be an epic 13-part drama, starring the likes of William Hurt, Kieran Bew, Joanne Whalley, Ed Speleers and David Harewood, and comes from Strike Back's James Dormer.

Game of Thrones actor David Bradley will also play tribe leader Gorrik in the drama.

It will be a reimagining of the classic poem, »

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Papandrea and Debicki to be honoured at Australians in Film Awards

8 September 2015 5:52 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Oscar winning producer Bruna Papandrea is set to recieve this year's Orry Kelly International Award at the Australians in Film Awards in Los Angeles.

On October 25, Australians in Film will host its annual AiF Awards and Benefit Gala at the Intercontinental Hotel in Los Angeles..

Actor, Elizabeth Debicki, has taken out the Breakthrough Talent of 2015 Award..

Presenter Carrie Bickmore will be master of ceremonies at this year.s awards, which celebrates the achievements of Australians working in Hollywood and also recognises the contribution of individuals to the Australian film industry.

.The Orry Kelly International Award is given to an Australian who has paved the way for other Australians in the entertainment industry and who has provided much support, mentoring and inspiration to others..

Papandrea's credits include Milk, Wild and Gone Girl.

Previous Orry Kelly honorees have included director Baz Luhrmann, film executive Greg Coote and filmmaking collective, Blue Tongue Films. »

- Inside Film Correspondent

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