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New shots of Orlando Bloom in Zulu, Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston in Only Lovers Left Alive, Henry Cavill in Man of Steel, Natalie Portman and Christian Bale in Terence Malick's Knight of Cups, Colin Farrell and Jessica Chastain in Miss Julie, Clive Owen and Mila Kunis in Blood Ties, Brit Marling in The East, and Nicole Kidman in Grace of Monaco.
"The upcoming 3D Blu-ray release of 'Star Trek Into Darkness' will come with a limited edition phaser (non-working of course). No official date has been announced, though unofficially »
- Garth Franklin
A trailer from Jean-Pierre Jeunet's "The Young and Prodigious Spivet" has emerged, and it seems seems that the director is once again aiming to capture the lovely and curious quirks of an introspective mind, as he did with "Amelie." Adapted from Reif Larsen's debut novel, "The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet," it follows a brilliant 12-year-old cartographer who hitchhikes alone from his home in Montana to Washington D.C. to accept a prestigious award. The text was praised for its extensive use of maps, charts, sketches, and images accompanying the text--a visual device that the film seems to employ as well. The movie stars Helena Bonham Carter, Kathy Bates, Dominique Pinon, and newcomer Kyle Catlett as the young Spivet. Then two trailers from Cannes give a glimpse of two competition features on the Riviera. Arnaud Desplechin's talky "Jimmy P," stars Benicio del Toro as a Native »
- Maggie Lange
Here's a wonderfully beautiful trailer for Jean-Pierre Jeunet's new film The Young and Prodigious Spivet. The movie is based on the novel The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet, which is the debut novel by Reif Larsen.
The story follows a 12-year-old cartographer who "secretly leaves his family's ranch in Montana where he lives with his cowboy father and scientist mother and travels across the country on board a freight train to receive an award at the Smithsonian Institute."
If you're not immediately familiar with who Jean-Pierre Jeunet is, he's the director of the amazing French film Amelie. The movie stars Kyle Catlett (The Following) in the lead role, Helena Bonham Carter, Judy Davis, and more.
This is an international trailer. There's no word on when the movie will be released in the U.S., but is looks fantastic! I love Jeunet's visual style.
Here's a description of the »
- Joey Paur
Late last year we got our first look at The Young and Prodigious Spivet, a family film based on The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet, the debut novel by American author Reif Larsen. Jean-Pierre Jeunet (Amelie, Micmacs) co-wrote and directs the film which follows a 12-year old mapmaker named T.S. Spivet, who lives on a ranch in Montana, as he receives a prestigious award and accepts it, hitch-hiking on a freight train for the acceptance speech in Washington D.C. Kyle Catlett ("The Following") leads the film which also features Helena Bonham Carter, Judy Davis and more. It looks original and quite charming Watch! Here's the first trailer for Jean-Pierre Jeunet's The Young and Prodigious Spivet from YouTube: The Young and Prodigious Spivet is directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet, who also co-wrote the film with his Amelie and Micmacs writer Guillaume Laurant. A 12-year-old cartographer (Kyle Catlett of »
- Ethan Anderton
The Young and Prodigious Spivet, the latest family drama from Amélie helmer Jean-Pierre Jeunet is still without an official Us release date, but at least we have the very first trailer to share with you today. Some say it’s charming, some say it’s worth our attention ’cause Helena Bonham Carter stars in it, and we say – take a look & let us know what you think! Based on Reif Larsen‘s book The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet, the movie revolves around a 12-year-old cartography enthusiast in an eccentric family, who travels across country hidden on board a freight train after being invited to the »
- Jeanne Standal
Are you ready to see what happens when Jean-Pierre Jeunet delivers his particular vision of Americana? Because that's what's coming in his first 3D film, an adaptation of Reif Larsen's The Selected Works Of T.S. Spivet starring Helena Bonham Carter, Kathy Bates, Judy Davis, Callum Keith Rennie, Dominique Pinon and Kyle Catlett. A 12-year-old cartographer secretly leaves his family's ranch in Montana where he lives with his cowboy father and scientist mother and travels across the country on board a freight train to receive an award at the Smithsonian Institute.The first trailer for the film has arrived in France and it's every bit as charming as you would expect. Take a look below....
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Given that his sole film in the English-language to date was "Alien: Resurrection," it's not surprising that French filmmaker Jean-Pierre Jeunet has preferred to stick to homegrown fare in the fifteen years since (bar a brief flirtation with making "Life of Pi," eventually filmed to great success by Ang Lee). But the director's back Stateside at last, with "The Young And Prodigious Spivet," and a trailer's just arrived, courtesy of The Film Stage. Based on Reif Larsen's "The Selected Works Of T.S. Spivet," the story follows a young inventor who leaves his eccentric family after being invited to the Smithsonian. And fingers crossed, this looks like a much more successful venture into the English language than his 'Alien' movie -- there's a real sense of Americana, but it's also clearly a Jeunet film, with the promo looking closer to his most celebrated hour, "Amelie," than anything he's made since. »
- Oliver Lyttelton
Raquel Welch wigs vs. Ray Harryhausen monsters: One Million Years B.C. [See previous post: "Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan Dies."] Without Charles H. Schneer as producer, Ray Harryhausen created the visual effects for the 1966 camp classic One Million Years B.C. — though, admittedly, his work in that movie played second fiddle to Raquel Welch’s physical effects as a blonde-bewigged (?) cavewoman parading around Earth’s pre-history in a cleavage-enhancing fur bikini. Whereas in producer Hal Roach’s 1940 effort One Million B.C., lizards made up as dinosaurs made life difficult for Victor Mature and Carole Landis, in the creationist-style pre-history of the 1966 (sort-of) remake, Raquel Welch and fellow caveman John Richardson had to square off against Harryhausen’s stop-motion models of giant reptiles. (Photo: Raquel Welch One Million Years B.C.) [Please scroll down to check out TCM's beautiful Ray Harryhausen tribute.] Starring James Franciscus and featuring Earth vs. the Flying Saucers‘ Richard Carlson, The Valley of Gwangi (1969) was Harryhausen’s next-to-last mid-level effort. Both The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1974), with John Phillip Law, »
- Andre Soares
The French film industry has always been among the worlds most important……at least to film studies professors. Most French movies are either funded by the French government or made with the support of government-linked media companies. Filmmakers face little market pressure in the creative process. That helps explain why they’re so boring!
Starbuck opens this weekend so we here at We Are Movie Geeks have decided to post this article about our favorite French films. Okay, so Starbuck is technically a Canadian film shot in Quebec, but its French language so, in our eyes that makes it French! The Hollywood remake is already in the can. It stars Vince Vaughn. The remake was originally tilted Dickie Donor but they’ve changed it to Delivery Man, so you just know they’ve screwed it up bad. This list may not line up with that of your typical French Cinema scholar. »
- Movie Geeks
There was definitely some nervous apprehension on my part before meeting Winona Ryder -- which, having done this sort of thing hundreds of times before, doesn't happen often. This most likely stems from my preexisting notion that she's shy or reserved -- or, at the very least, media shy and reserved in front of the press. Soon after meeting the petite actor -- who still doesn't look all that different from the person who danced to Harry Belafonte's "Jump in the Line" at the end of "Beetlejuice" -- I discovered something that would have put my nervous mind at ease: Winona Ryder is, well ... a bit of a nerd.
Okay, that might be a slight exaggeration, but she is a fan of the original "Star Trek" television series and used to have a life-size poster of Ellen Ripley on her wall.
Ryder's new movie is "The Iceman," the latest »
- Mike Ryan
Possibly having gotten its inspiration from the U.S.-based Broadcast Film Critics Association (Bfca; the critics group that hands out the Critics Choice Awards) or, just as possibly, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA; the organization that hands out the Golden Globes), the European Film Academy has added a new category to its European Film Awards roster: European Comedy. As per a press release, the new category was decided by Efa's board at its latest meeting in Berlin to “pay tribute to a genre which has proven that it is able to unite and entertain audiences across Europe and beyond.” (Pictured above: Daniel Brühl in Wolfgang Becker's 2003 comedy Good Bye, Lenin!, winner of that year's Best Film trophy.) The release adds that this year's three nominations for in the new category "will be decided by a special committee," while the eventual winner "will be voted for by the »
- Andre Soares
Any doubts over Mathieu Kassovitz's feelings towards his national film industry were cleared up last year when he tweeted: "Bugger French cinema. Go fuck yourself with your shitty films." He's done with France. He's moved to Los Angeles. The tweet was in response to the César nominations, France's equivalent of the Oscars. In a field dominated by The Artist and Untouchable, Kassovitz's sober political thriller, Rebellion, received just one nomination, for best adapted screenplay.
"I wasn't hurt because they didn't want to give me a César, I was hurt because they didn't care about that kind of movie any more," says Kassovitz, who has previously won three Césars and never turned up to collect them. "It's a French story. It's craftsmanship. We »
- Steve Rose
The Avengers director has a writing credit on the poorly-received Alien franchise film.
"In all seriousness, Alien: Resurrection was, I thought, the lowest I could ever feel," he told Total Film magazine.
"And then they cancelled Firefly. 'Yup, there you go. That's me feeling even lower.'
"Let me quote King Lear - 'The worst is not, so long as we can say, "This is the worst".'"
"You don't ever get over it," he added. "When you are making a movie you are making something that is going to last forever, especially now with the internet.
"So there is always going to be a s**tty Alien movie out there. A s**tty Alien movie with my name on it. »
Geek God Joss Whedon has done very little wrong over the course of his remarkable career as a writer and director, but Alien: Resurrection was definitely a hugely disappointing addition to his résumé. In a recent interview with Total Film Magazine, Whedon was asked to share his thoughts on Prometheus and to reflect on his own contribution the franchise. "Yes, I did see Pro-meaningless," he joked. "In all seriousness, Alien: Resurrection was, I thought, the lowest I could ever feel. And then they cancelled Firefly. 'Yup, there you go. That's me feeling even lower.' Let me quote King Lear - 'The worst is not, so long as we can say, "This is the worst.'" "Casting is storytelling," he added when asked about what his experience working on the Jean-Pierre Jeunet helmed movie taught him. "I wrote two characters for Alien: Resurrection and their arc was that you would »
Next month Audrey Tautou will host the opening ceremony of the Cannes Film Festival, an honour only given to a select few. Is she finally overcoming the curse of her most successful film?
For someone as shy and discreet as Audrey Tautou, the next few weeks will be feel uncomfortably like putting her head above the parapet again, exposed to potshots from her Gallic critics.
On the other hand her British fans, who remember her as the pixie-faced heroine of The Fabulous Destiny of Amélie Poulain, one of the most successful French films of all time, can look forward to a feast after the famine.
Next month the film Thérèse Desqueyroux, an adaptation of the François Mauriac 1927 classic released in France last November, in which Tautou plays the title role of a repressed wife who poisons her domineering, misogynistic husband, will open in British cinemas.
Around the same time, Tautou »
- Kim Willsher
One movie we pegged as a longshot to make the Cannes deadline was Jean-Pierre Jeunet's "The Young & Prodigious Spivet" but the latest pictures suggest we should be revising that guesswork. The latest from the idiosyncratic filmmaker, who at this stage of his career is basically French cinematic royalty, has been under lock and key, but a brand new selection of official images suggest that the project is much further along than we might have guessed. Based on the best-selling novel "The Selected Works Of T.S. Spivet" by Reif Larsen, the story follows a young amateur cartographer, the titular Spivet, who travels cross-country on a freight train to visit the Smithsonian Institute in Washington. An eclectic cast features Helena Bonham-Carter, Callum Keith Rennie, Judy Davis, Kathy Bates and Jeunet regular Dominique Pinon, with newcomer Kyle Catlett in the lead role. Basically, it's another distinctively Jeunet-looking joint »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Gist: Spivet is a 12 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 perpetual motion machine and that he is invited to a reception where he is expected to give a speech. Without telling anyone, he sets out on a freight train across the U.S.A. to reach Washington DC. Cast includes Helena Bonham Carter, Judy Davis, Rick Mercer and Callum Keith Rennie.
Prediction: This promises to be more along the vein of Amelie (which the festival Gilles Jacob regretfully passed up on when it was offered to the Croisette in an uncompleted form) and though Jeunet doesn’t make regular appearances at the festival (his first was 95′s The City of Lost Children »
- Moen Mohamed
Cannes is a sort of annual cinematic Olympics, with almost every country vying for spots in the official selection. But with the official 2013 Cannes Film Festival announcement a little over a month away, Indiewire is offering its annual Cannes wish list. Indiewire's annual Cannes wish list isn't so much about officially predicting the lineup, but rather a roster of films we hope are finished in time, good enough and invited to the festival. Thus we're not including films basically confirmed not to be heading to Cannes -- like Lars von Trier's "The Nymphomaniac," Xavier Dolan's "Tom at the Farm" and Pedro Almodovar's "I Am Excited." Or the one film we officially know -- Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby," which will open the festival. Among the candidates are celebrated filmmakers like Woody Allen, Catherine Breillat, Joel & Ethan Coen, Sofia Coppola, Claire Denis, Atom Egoyan, James Grey, Jim Jarmusch, »
It's been a long while since last we had anything to report on the ten years in the making documentary Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan, which chronicles the life and times of the legendary effects artist, but finally the film is gearing up to make its premiere.
Look for it to air on the Sony Movie Channel on Wednesday, April 3rd, at 8:00 Pm Et/5:00 Pm Pt, as well as on DirecTV and Dish's video on demand platforms. If you have the Sony Movie Channel, the flick will be airing all month long alongside several of Harryhausen's most beloved films. Hopefully we'll get some home video news soon, but, hey, we take what we can get! Gilles Penso directs.
- Uncle Creepy
Just a few weeks ago at the CineMayhem Film Fest, this writer had the pleasure of screening indie filmmaker Ryan Spindell's latest horror comedy short, The Root of the Problem, which hilariously taps into everyone's inherent fears of the dentist.
Co-written by Spindell and Mark E. Davidson, The Root of the Problem follows a nervous housewife (Alison Gallaher) who begins to suspect her dentist (Ptolemy Slocum) has a far more sinister agenda than just drilling cavities and pulling teeth.
Last week it was announced that The Root of the Problem would soon be heading to the East Coast as an official selection of the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival as part of its stellar shorts programming slate, and to mark the occasion, Dread Central recently chatted with Spindell »
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