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Released for a two week autumn window stateside via the Film Movement folks, winner of three awards, including Best Film at the Amanda Awards (Norwegian Oscars), Erik Poppe’s English language directorial debut 1,000 Times Goodnight, was a noticeable item due the internationally renowned cast that’s headlined by a masterful performance from Juliette Binoche.
Basically a family melodrama hedged by topical issues, Poppe’s own experiences as a war photographer serve as the semi-autobiographical impetus for the film, which is perhaps why it’s presented with such nuance. Bolstering the importance of such a hazardous occupation, the film’s tense juxtaposition lies in how one reconciles working in such dangerous conditions while trying to raise a family. Obviously changing his own perspective to that of a mother ups the dramatic potential, and is met with a terrifically inspired performance from Binoche. A photojournalist that specializes in conflict zones, Rebecca (Binoche »
- Nicholas Bell
Amy Heckerling’s raucous 1982 high school comedy based on screenwriter Cameron Crowe’s book is a virtual template for the dozens of teen flicks produced in its wake. Co-starring longtime character actor Ray Walston as the strait-laced history teacher engaged in a one-sided war with Spicoli, the modern day Maynard G. Krebs (a reference that may fly over the heads of those under 50), the film served as a launching pad for a slew of young actors who went on to become some of the mainstays of the last few decades including Sean Penn as Spicoli, Nicolas Cage (billed as Nicolas Coppola), Forest Whittaker, Eric Stoltz and Jennifer Jason Leigh. »
- Trailers From Hell
Just before the Thanksgiving holiday last month, Samuel L. Jackson gave fans the first look at part of Quentin Tarantino's assembled cast of The Hateful Eight during a rehearsal session. Yesterday, the actor gave fans our first look at the set in Colorado as production got under way on this highly-anticipated revenge Western. Hopefully this will be just the first of several photos as production continues, but we'll have to wait and see.
We reported back in September that director Quentin Tarantino will start shooting The Hateful Eight on December 8, somewhere in southwestern Colorado. The Colorado state film commissioner David Zimmerman confirmed that "the whole movie's going to be shot here," with sets to be built on an existing ranch. Colorado awarded the production with a $5 million tax incentive to shoot in the state, which represents 20% of the film's Colorado budget. The project will be the first major motion »
It's been almost a year since details from Quentin Taratino's The Hateful Eight script leaked, soon after which he claimed that he was going to drop the project completely. Fast-forward to today and filming has begun! With a killer ensemble featuring the likes of Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Bruce Dern, and Channing Tatum, the story will focus on a group of bounty hunters who seek shelter during a blizzard but get involved in »
- Sean Wist
Christmas just wouldn't be Christmas without a heavily tinseled tree, a tipple before midday and Gremlins on the telly at some point during the day.
The Joe Dante-directed black cult comedy sees protagonist Billy Peltzer being gifted with Gizmo, a cute furry Mogwai discovered by his inventor father in a mysterious Chinatown antique store.
Of course the creature comes with three special instructions which, if not adhered to, result in the spawning of grizzly Gremlins hell-bent on havoc.
The Steven Spielberg-produced movie - which is
currently being fast-tracked by Warner Bros for a remake - celebrated its 30th anniversary earlier this year, and here's what the main cast members got up to after the movie's success:
Zach Galligan plays William 'Billy' Peltzer who becomes enthralled by his unusual Christmas gift - yet careless with the three golden Gizmo rules.
Galligan's notable film roles following the success »
"What if?" is the burning question our favorite sci-fi movies ask: What if Earth was invaded by aliens or giant spiders? What makes us human once we start bending the laws of genetics and robotics? And if we worked out really really hard, would we ever have Linda Hamilton's arms in "Terminator 2"?
Here are some of the best of the sci-fi genre now streaming on Netflix, including Chris Evans in "Snowpiercer," Bruce Willis in "The Fifth Element" and plenty of Godzilla and the crew of the USS Enterprise.
1. "Antiviral" (2012) Nr
David Cronenberg's son, Brandon, makes his film debut with this gore-filled horror flick about a company who deals in viruses collected from celebrities since people want to be infected with the same diseases as the ultra-famous.
2. "Barbarella" (1968) PG
The cult film, starring Jane Fonda as the sexy space babe of the title, may be overlong, but it's an eye-popping must-see '60s flashback. »
- Sharon Knolle
The distributor has acquired Us rights to the Kristen Wiig starrer following the comedy’s September world premiere in Toronto.
Millennium has earmarked a 2015 release for the story about a narcissistic lottery winner who uses her new-found riches to launch an ill-fated TV show.
“We’re so pleased to be in business with this tremendous group of filmmakers and look forward to bringing this very »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Shira Piven directed from a script by Eliot Laurence. Production companies are Bron Studios and Gary Sanchez Productions in association with Media House Capital. Producers are Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Aaron L. Gilbert, Marina Grasic, Jessica Elbaum, and Kristen Wiig.
Millennium plans to release the film next year.
Variety‘s Justin Chang gave “Welcome to Me” a positive review at Toronto, calling it “often startlingly inspired.”
Wiig stars in the film as a fame-obsessed woman who, after winning $86 million in lottery money, decides to spend it all on a TV show about herself.
- Dave McNary
Directed by Piven and written by Eliot Laurence, "Welcome to Me" stars Kristen Wiig, Wes Bentley, Linda Cardellini, Joan Cusack, Loretta Devine, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Thomas Mann, James Marsden, Tim Robbins, and Alan Tudyk. Millennium Entertainment will release the Bron Studios/Gary Sanchez Production stateside in 2015. Here's the official synopsis: The film centers on fame obsessed Alice who, after winning $86 million in lottery money, decides to spend it all on a TV show about herself. The show reflects Alice’s larger-than-life personality but as it becomes more and more popular the people in her life begin distancing themselves, leaving Alice to decide whether celebrity and recognition really brings happiness. Reviews out of Tiff this Fall were solid, with Variety's Justin Chang writing "The chief virtue of Eliot Laurence’s first-produced screenplay is not just its simple yet comically fertile premise, but also the brisk and blithely implausible »
- Ryan Lattanzio
Millennium Entertainment has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Welcome To Me, the Toronto Film Festival dark comedy starring Kristen Wiig. A 2015 release is planned by Millennium, which is ramping up its distribution slate after recently splitting off from a group of investors including Avi Lerner’s Nu Image.
Shira Piven directed the movie, about a fame-obsessed woman who, after winning $86 million in lottery money, decides to spend it on a TV show about herself. Eventually she must decide whether celebrity and recognition really brings happiness. Eliot Laurence wrote the script for the pic, a Bron Studios/Gary Sanchez Production in association with Media House Capital. Wiig also produced with her former SNL cohort Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Aaron L. Gilbert, Marina Grasic and Jessica Elbaum. Wes Bentley, Linda Cardellini, Joan Cusack, Loretta Devine, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Thomas Mann, James Marsden, Tim Robbins and Alan Tudyk co-star.
Jason Resnick negotiated »
- The Deadline Team
Cast members such as Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Demián Bichir, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Bruce Dern and Samuel L. Jackson are seen in the images, alongside writer-director Quentin Tarantino.
In The Hateful Eight, set six or eight or twelve years after the Civil War, a stagecoach hurtles through the wintry Wyoming landscape. The passengers, bounty hunter John Ruth (Kurt Russell) and his fugitive Daisy Domergue (Jennifer Jason Leigh), race towards the town of Red Rock where Ruth, known in these parts as "The Hangman," will bring Domergue to justice. Along the road, they encounter two strangers: Major Marquis Warren (Samuel L. Jackson), a black former union soldier turned infamous bounty hunter, and Chris Mannix (Walton Goggins), a southern renegade »
The Hateful Eight is slated for release some time next year, with a cast that includes Tarantino alumni Kurt Russell, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Bruce Dern, Walton Goggins and Samuel L. Jackson alongside Channing Tatum (Foxcatcher), Demian Bichir (A Better Life) and Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Spectacular Now).
The post Behind the scenes photos of The Hateful Eight appeared first on Flickering Myth. »
- Thomas Roach
The cast of Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight has been revealed thanks to a behind the scenes picture taken by Samuel L. Jackson and posted on Twitter. The film has had a long journey thus far, after the script was leaked and Tarantino refused to make the film, suggesting it may surface as a novel instead. Thankfully Tarantino changed his mind and has now assembled a fantastic cast of old and new faces. The cast includes:
Samuel L. Jackson as Major Marquis Warren Kurt Russell as John ‘The Hangman Ruth’ Jennifer Jason Leigh as Daisy Domergue Walton Goggins as Chris Mannix Demian Bichir as Bob Tim Roth Oswaldo Mobry Michael Madsen as Joe Gage Bruce Dern as General Sanford Smithers
Although not pictured, Channing Tatum has also signed to the cast in a role. The film will see a group of 8 people travelling across snowy terrain some time after the American Civil War. »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
What a difference a year makes. At the beginning of 2014, Quentin Tarantino shelved The Hateful Eight after a draft of the script was leaked online. But as the year has progressed, Tarantino has gone from suing over the leak to having a staged reading to casting and is now ready to film entirely in Colorado next month. Samuel L. Jackson is once again reuniting with Tarantino, and tweeted a couple images from behind the scenes. Admittedly, there’s nothing major here—no costumes or sets—but it is nice to see the assembled cast and have a reminder we’re getting a new Tarantino movie next year. Hit the jump to check out The Hateful Eight images. The film also stars Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Channing Tatum, Demian Bichir, and Bruce Dern. The Hateful Eight opens late 2015. Via Samuel L. Jackson. H8ful Eight rehearsal! »
- Matt Goldberg
Quentin Tarantino's highly anticipated The Hateful Eight is currently in production, but star Samuel L. Jackson still found time to post the first behind the scenes image from the movie to Twitter, featuring himself and Tarantino with the rest of the titular group (from left to right) Bruce Dern, Jennifer Jason leigh, Kurt Russell, Walton Goggins, Michael Madsen, Tim Roth, and Damin Bachir. The Hateful Eight is expected to hit the big screen late next year. »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
By Rod Barnett
There have been entire books dedicated to the cinema of Dutch director Paul Verhoeven and with good reason. Known for pushing the envelope of what is acceptable onscreen in both sexuality and violence, his movies have been celebrated and condemned - often by the same critic at different times! To one degree or another I have enjoyed every Verhoeven film I've seen all the way back to the brilliant Soldier of Orange (1977) but it was RoboCop (1987) that stomped across the world and made it possible for the madman to make nearly anything he wanted. I wonder what would have happened if this film - his first English language effort- had not been a huge financial success. Would we have had a series of progressively worse sequels with Rutger Hauer ravishing maidens and slaying nobles for gold? Maybe in a better world.....
Flesh + Blood (1985) takes place in Western »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Cinema Retro)
As he embarks on his eighth film as writer/director (nine, if you count Kill Bill as two separate movies), Quentin Tarantino has been chatting about his plans for retiring from films. Tarantino is set to start shooting his new western, The Hateful Eight, in the next month or two. The cast for the movie was locked down last week, with Channing Tatum and Jennifer Jason Leigh joining Tarantino returnees Samuel L Jackson, Kurt Russell, Tim, Roth, Michael Madsen and more.
In a talk at the American Film Market, however, Tarantino said that "I've got two more to go after this. I like that I will leave a ten film filmography", he said, adding that "it's not etched in stone, but that is the plan".
Tarantino, currently 51, called directing movies "a young »
I guess it is true. All good things must come to an end some day and it seems like that day is coming soon for Quentin Tarantino and the fans of his movies.
“I don’t believe you should stay onstage until people are begging you to get off…I like the idea of leaving them wanting a bit more,” the director said during an American Film Market panel. “I do think directing is a young man’s game, and I like the idea of an umbilical cord connection from my first to my last movie. I’m not trying to ridicule anyone who thinks differently, but I want to go out while I’m still hard.”
He added »
- Zach Dennis
A couple of years ago, Quentin Tarantino suggested that he’d hang up his directing gloves after reaching ten films, stating that he didn’t want his filmography to suffer as he became an “old-man filmmaker”. Well, he’s now reiterated those thoughts during a Q&A at the American Film Market, where he was promoting his upcoming western The Hateful Eight.
“I don’t believe you should stay onstage until people are begging you to get off,” said Tarantino (via Deadline). “I like the idea of leaving them wanting a bit more. I do think directing is a young man’s game, and I like the idea of an umbilical cord connection from my first to my last movie. I’m not trying to ridicule anyone who thinks differently, but I want to go out while I’m still hard. … I like that I will leave a 10-film filmography, »
- Gary Collinson
Quentin Tarantino says he'll be retiring after his tenth film, which means one more film after "The Hateful Eight," his Western now officially starring Channing Tatum, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Demian Bechir and Walton Goggins. Here's what the director had to say at a recent American Film Market panel, where Harvey Weinstein presented "Eight" to international buyers, who're clamoring for a piece of the pie: "I don’t believe you should stay onstage until people are begging you to get off...I like the idea of leaving them wanting a bit more. I do think directing is a young man’s game, and I like the idea of an umbilical cord connection from my first to my last movie. I’m not trying to ridicule anyone who thinks differently, but I want to go out while I’m still hard. "I like »
- Ryan Lattanzio
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