Top Links
biography by votes awardsNewsDeskmessage board
overviewby type by year by ratings by votes awards by genre by keyword
biography other works publicity photo galleryNewsDeskmessage board
External Links
official sites miscellaneous photographs sound clips video clips

Connect with IMDb

2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001

1-20 of 49 items from 2015   « Prev | Next »

Fox Buys Cirque du Soleil Nightclub Soap

8 September 2015 11:15 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Paradiso, a drama from Cirque du Soleil Media and 20th Century Fox TV, has been set up at Fox with a script commitment plus penalty. The project, which stems from the first-look deal for scripted series Cirque du Soleil Media inked with 20th TV in January, is said to be in the vein of Moulin Rouge. Inspired by the dreamlike style of Cirque du Soleil’s live shows, Paradiso explores what would happen if a character like Amelie from Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s movie went into a… »

Permalink | Report a problem

10 Christian Perspectives On 2015’s Movies

2 September 2015 10:32 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »


Described as “dark and sadistic” and “a very evil movie”, Raja Gosnell’s live-action 2002 released Scooby Doo offended almost every Christian film critic who saw it, with one calling the picture “a tool for the Devil.”

What could be so terrible about a PG-rated kiddie comedy, you ask? Viewers objected to the “abundance of skin” as well as “the heavy emphasis on voodoo” while one critic claimed he was “uncomfortable with the idea of people trading souls and contemplating lustful advances.”

By no means were these views unique. Other movies deemed unacceptable by movie-going Christians include Armageddon (“the myth of Evolution is presented as scientific fact”), The Avengers (“Loki is a clear depiction of the Devil”) and the “evil and occultic” Harry Potter franchise. In a world where “mainstream” viewers debate hidden meanings in The Shining, however, such opinions are no less valid than those of anyone else.

A »

- Ian Watson

Permalink | Report a problem

The City Of Lost Children Finally Hits Blu-ray

21 August 2015 2:53 PM, PDT | QuietEarth.us | See recent QuietEarth news »

In a slightly odd but welcome move Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will finally release Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s cult classic The City of Lost Children as an Amazon-exclusive Blu-ray release on October 13. The release is timed with the French film's 20th Anniversary.

Though it wasn't their first film, the visually striking City of Lost Children helped to launch the careers of Jeunet (Amelie) and collaborator Marc Caro (Dante 01) as well as Ron Perlman. The film was incredibly influential and a progenitor of the "steampunk" aesthetic in film


A scien [Continued ...] »

Permalink | Report a problem

The Lost, Orphaned And Long-Delayed Projects Of Harvey Weinstein

20 August 2015 11:00 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

There's an expression a dog wears when it's done something wrong that you haven't found out about yet, as it slinks over to cower in its basket, hoping you won't notice. For some reason, that's kind of what it feels like when films like this week's John Cusack-starrer "Shanghai," or last month's Jean-Pierre Jeunet-directed "The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet" limp into theaters after a long time out of sight, presumably spent chewing on your dress shoes upstairs. Both those titles were Mia for a long time after they'd been finished and even released in other territories; both come pre-infused with an almost palpable aura of defeat; and neither has received much in the way of a marketing push. And there's one other thing both films share—they are being put out (in the sense of both "distributed" and "doused as one would a fire") by The Weinstein Company. »

- Jessica Kiang and Oliver Lyttelton

Permalink | Report a problem

Jean-Pierre Jeunet Explains Why Harvey Weinstein Dumped 'T.S. Spivet'

19 August 2015 8:17 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Jean-Pierre Jeunet has not been shy about airing his grievances at Harvey Weinstein about the handling of his latest film, "The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet." Earlier this year, Jeunet said Harv wanted to reedit his film, even though the filmmaker had final cut on 'Spivet.' And it seems that eventually Weinstein just gave up on the movie altogether, carelessly dumping it into theaters last month, with the trailer dropping literally the day before it was set open, with no press screenings or other advertising being done to promote the picture. Chatting with Sydney's Buzz, Jeunet once again took the producer/distributor to task for his handling of 'Spivet,' and he has a pretty good idea why the movie was shuffled into cinemas in such a poor manner. Read More: Review: 'Amelie' Director Jean-Pierre Jeunet's Oppressively Whimsical 'T.S. Spivet' Starring Helena Bonham Carter "...they have a contract with Netflix. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

Permalink | Report a problem

Casanova pilot review

14 August 2015 4:01 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Directed by Delicatessen's Jean-Pierre Jeunet and written by The Americans' Stu Zicherman, new Amazon pilot Casanova is worth a watch...

One of two dramatic pilots to land on Amazon Prime recently, Casanova stars Diego Luna as the eponymous Venetian, recently escaped from imprisonment in the Doge’s palace and on the run to Paris, determined to right his ways and prove himself to be more than his debaucheries. All, however, does not go to plan. He immediately falls into the political game of the French court, finding himself caught between the ongoing machinations of Madame Pompadour (Bojana Novokovic) and his old friend, de Bernis (Ben Daniels).

When you think of Giacomo Casanova, sex is probably the first thing that comes to mind. His infamous debaucheries and reputation for seduction have formed the basis for various adaptations, including the rambunctious BBC version with David Tennant in the title role. »

- louisamellor

Permalink | Report a problem

Amazon Studios Premieres New Pilots For ‘Casanova,’ ‘Sneaky Pete’

7 August 2015 12:47 PM, PDT | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

As it has built up its library of original programming, Amazon Studios has used “pilot seasons,” in which multiple potential shows premiere at the same time, to its advantage. After debuting its fifth pilot season earlier this year, Amazon is following up with a mini-season that includes two pilots. It has shared the first episodes of Casanova and Sneaky Pete and has welcomed viewer feedback on both of them.

Both of Amazon’s new dramas come with big names attached. Casanova, which was first attached to Amazon in January, will follow the life of the titular 18th century Venetian libertine, with particular attention paid to his time in “exile” in Paris. It comes from veteran TV producer Ben Silverman, features Amelie’s Jean-Pierre Jeunet in the director’s chair, and stars Diego Luna of Y Tu Mama Tambien fame.

Sneaky Pete, on the other hand, follows a con man who »

- Sam Gutelle

Permalink | Report a problem

Stream New Amazon Pilots 'Casanova' and 'Sneaky Pete'

7 August 2015 9:41 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Amazon Studios wants you to decide the fate of its new shows, per its usual crowdsourcing development process. Will these get a full series order? That's up to audiences. This weekend, you can stream Jean-Pierre Jeunet's pilot "Casanova," starring Diego Luna as the 18th-century playboy as he flees to Paris. Exiled from Venice at the dawn of the Enlightenment, he hopes to put his past behind him. Co-stars are Bojana Novakovic, Miranda Richardson and Ben Daniels. Stuart Zicherman of "The Americans" penned the script. Executive producers Bryan Cranston and David Shore's "Sneaky Pete," a drama pilot rejected by CBS, stars Giovanni Ribisi as a con man fresh out of prison who assumes the identity of his cellmate and moves in with his family. Co-stars are Marin Ireland, Margo Martindale, Peter Gerety, Libe Barer and Shane McRae, and it's directed by Seth Gordon, who helmed "Horrible Bosses." "House" writer David Shore penned the. »

- Ryan Lattanzio

Permalink | Report a problem

Watch: Busty Trailer And Clip For Jean-Pierre Jeunet's Amazon Series 'Casanova' Starring Diego Luna

7 August 2015 7:33 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Well, if you're not going to see "Fantastic Four" this weekend, there's something else you can do to whittle away a few hours. Amazon is dropping a handful of new pilots on their service today, and as usual, it's up to viewers to vote and share feedback in order to help determine which one will get green-lit. Among those hoping to connect with potential viewers is Jean-Pierre Jeunet's "Casanova." Diego Luna leads the erotic drama about the famed master of seduction who can't help but put his moves on the opposite sex. This trailer and clip from the show reveals that "Casanova" promises to be uh, busty.... Here's the official synopsis:  Casanova chronicles a little-known period in the life of one of 18th century’s most famous playboys. Exiled from his beloved Venice, renowned playboy Giacomo Casanova (Luna) flees to Paris at the dawn of the Enlightenment in hopes »

- Kevin Jagernauth

Permalink | Report a problem

First Trailer For Amazon's "Casanova" Series

7 August 2015 7:13 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Amazon Studios has released a new batch of pilots on its service today, with one of the most high-profile being the bawdy erotic drama "Casanova". "Amelie" helmer Jean-Pierre Jeunet directs and produces the period effort starring Diego Luna as the famed master of seduction. Like all Amazon pilots, it's up to viewers to vote and share feedback in order to help determine if the show will go to series.


- Garth Franklin

Permalink | Report a problem

‘Casanova’ Trailer Puts Diego Luna’s Allure on Display as 18th-Century Playboy (Video)

6 August 2015 6:28 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Diego Luna embodies the renowned 18th-century Italian playboy for Amazon original pilot “Casanova,” which the company will debut Friday along with the pilot for “Sneaky Pete,” starring Giovanni Ribisi. Amazon released a new trailer Thursday, which underscores Luna’s allure, as he woos the lovely ladies of the Enlightenment. The series is an account of the historical figure’s exile from Venice, Italy. Casanova flees to Paris and finds himself seduced by the same temptations and opportunities for trouble. Also Read: Bryan Cranston Wants His Money Back in Amazon's 'Sneaky Pete' Trailer (Video) Oscar-nominated director Jean Pierre Jeunet »

- Deborah Day

Permalink | Report a problem

6 August 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »


Permalink | Report a problem

Book Review: From France With Love: Gender And Identity In French Romantic Comedy By Mary Harrod (I. B. Tauris)

1 August 2015 9:32 PM, PDT | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

From France With Love: Gender And Identity In French Romantic Comedy

By Mary Harrod (I. B. Tauris, £62/ $99)264 pages. Hardback. Isbn: 9781784533588

Review by Diane Rodgers

French romantic comedy has been enjoying something of a popularity boom, beginning slowly in the 1990s and showing no sign of waning two decades later.  The 'comédie romantique' (still a relatively new term in the French language) now firmly standardised as a popular film genre in France. The rom-com genre has outperformed all others financially, responsible for around 50% of domestic box office takings and the lion's share of French film production. So why, Mary Harrod poses, has the area been so badly neglected by scholarly research?

This book is not, perhaps, for those with a casual or passing interest in the genre; some degree of academic knowledge and awareness of related literature is assumed here. However, throughout the study, Harrod makes a strong case for academic »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

Permalink | Report a problem

Review: Jean-Pierre Jeunet's Hollow Misfire 'The Young And Prodigious T.S. Spivet'

31 July 2015 2:26 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The last time Jean-Pierre Jeunet made a film in English, it didn't work out so well. Hot off cult hits "Delicatessen" and "The City Of Lost Children" (co-directed with Marc Caro), Jeunet was picked by 20th Century Fox to helm "Alien: Resurrection," the fourth film in one of the most important franchises. The result was the worst entry in the series, one admittedly hampered by studio interference, but also one that seemed to prove a uniquely poor match to Jeunet's particular skill set. The Gallic helmer bounced back, next going on to make the most beloved film of his career with "Amelie," but it's taken him seventeen years to return to the U.S. for another English-language picture, and this time, it's much more on his terms: an adaptation of Reif Larsen's acclaimed "The Selected Works Of T.S. Spivet," variably retitled ""The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet." The results, »

- Oliver Lyttelton

Permalink | Report a problem

The Young And Prodigious T.S. Spivet Gets A Last-Minute U.S. Trailer

31 July 2015 11:31 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

French director Jean-Pierre Jeunet is an established auteur, with modern classics like Delicatessen and Amélie making a case for him as one of the most visually clever and narratively audacious filmmakers out there, which makes it all the more frustrating that The Weinstein Company has utterly botched its release of The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet.

You may have heard about this one – it opened in Europe way back in 2013 and was warmly received over there. But for some reason, TWC has continually delayed its release up until this summer.

Now, the plan is to quietly drop the film in theaters next week, and as more of an obligatory move than a show of confidence in the pic, the company has put out a new trailer, showcasing what looks to be an endearingly quirky and fun little adventure. Why it’s been treated so poorly, I have no idea.

Here’s the full synopsis:

T. »

- Isaac Feldberg

Permalink | Report a problem

U.S. trailer for The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet

31 July 2015 9:07 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It was released here in the UK over a year ago [read our review here], but to coincide with its U.S. debut today, The Weinstein Company has released a new U.S. trailer for The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet, which sees French filmmaker Jean-Pierre Jeunet directing a cast that includes Callum Keith Rennie, Helena Bonham Carter, Dominique Pinon, Kyle Catlett, Judy Davis and Jakob Davies. Check it out here…

T.S. Spivet lives on a ranch in Montana with his mother who is obsessed with the morphology of beetles, his father (a cowboy born a hundred years too late) and his 14 year-old sister who dreams of becoming Miss America. T.S. is a 10 year-old prodigy with a passion for cartography and scientific inventions. One day, he receives an unexpected call from the Smithsonian museum telling him that he is the winner of the very prestigious Baird prize for his discovery of the »

- Gary Collinson

Permalink | Report a problem

Official Us Trailer for Jeunet's 'The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet'

30 July 2015 4:11 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"They think I'm an adult." The Weinstein Company has put out a last minute new Us trailer for Jean-Pierre Jeunet's The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet. You've probably heard of this one before, because it opened in Europe two years ago, in 2013, and has been delayed by The Weinstein Company for release until now. They're quietly dumping the new Jeunet film in select theaters this weekend. We've posted at least one trailer for this a few years ago, but another brand new trailer has just debuted for this week's opening. Kyle Catlett (who went on to star in Poltergeist after making this) plays T.S. Spivet in this quirky adventure about a ten-year-old cartographer who travels solo across the country. I might still check it out sometime. The official Us trailer for Jean-Pierre Jeunet's The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet, via YouTube: The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet »

- Alex Billington

Permalink | Report a problem

U.S. Trailer For Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s ‘The Young and Prodigious Spivet,’ Getting Dumped By the Weinsteins

30 July 2015 2:39 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

It’s not uncommon for a smaller distributor to be a bit behind on releasing press materials for a film, but when there’s radio silence the week of release, our eyebrows are raised. After picking up Jean-Pierre Jeunet‘s The Young and Prodigious Spivet at Cannes well over two years ago, we noticed earlier this week that The Weinstein […] »

- Jordan Raup

Permalink | Report a problem

Watch: First U.S. Trailer For Jean-Pierre Jeunet's 'The Young And Prodigious T.S. Spivet' Which Opens This Week

30 July 2015 2:21 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Harvey Weinstein, champion of auteur filmmakers? Not always. Earlier this year, Jean-Pierre Jeunet claimed Harv wanted to re-edit and/or recut his latest film, "The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet." It's a complaint that Bong Joon-Ho ("Snowpiercer") and Olivier Dahan ("Grace Of Monaco") have also recently leveled at the head of The Weinstein Company, but even their films got treated much better than this. Essentially being dumped into theaters tomorrow, the studio has finally released the first U.S. trailer for movie. How's that for support? Kyle CatlettNiamh WilsonHelena Bonham CarterCallum Keith Rennie, and Judy Davis star in the movie about a young boy who wins a contest at the Smithsonian Institute, which changes his life. Here's the official synopsis:  T.S. Spivet lives on a ranch in Montana with his mother who is obsessed with the morphology of beetles, his father (a cowboy born a hundred years. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

Permalink | Report a problem

Amazon To Release ‘Sneaky Pete,’ ‘Casanova’ Pilots On August 7

29 July 2015 1:06 PM, PDT | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

Amazon Studios has set the release dates for two of its original series’ pilots. The debut episodes of Sneaky Pete and Casanova will drop on the Instant Video streaming platform on August 7, 2015.

On that date, both the Sneaky Pete and Casanova pilots will be available to all Amazon Prime Instant Video subscribers in the U.S., UK, and Germany. Soon afterwards, the pilots will be joined by others in Amazon’s recent round of its pilot program. Prime users will then be able to vote on their favorite pilots, which Amazon will greenlight as full series orders.

Sneaky Pete, which Amazon was reportedly courting back in June 2015, comes from executive producers Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) and David Shore (House M.D.). The Amazon original series’ story centers around a released-from-prison conman, played by Giovanni Ribisi, who takes his old cellmate Pete’s identity and gets sucked into his family’s bail bond business. »

- Bree Brouwer

Permalink | Report a problem

2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001

1-20 of 49 items from 2015   « Prev | Next »

IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners