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Matthew McConaughey's Leading Ladies (and Adorable Kids!) Toast & Roast Him

3 hours ago | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Matthew McConaughey has plenty of devoted female admirers - but he holds an even more special place in the hearts of his Hollywood leading ladies. The Oscar-winning actor collected the latest in his recent run of prestigious trophies when the American Cinematheque honored him at its annual award celebration Tuesday at L.A.'s Beverly Hilton Hotel, and an A-list contingent of his female costars - including Reese Witherspoon, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain and Jennifer Garner - turned out to pay tribute to (and occasional playfully roast) McConaughey. "He's the kind of guy who dances with your mother at your wedding, »

- Scott Huver

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Matthew McConaughey's Leading Ladies (and Adorable Kids!) Toast & Roast Him

3 hours ago | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Matthew McConaughey has plenty of devoted female admirers - but he holds an even more special place in the hearts of his Hollywood leading ladies. The Oscar-winning actor collected the latest in his recent run of prestigious trophies when the American Cinematheque honored him at its annual award celebration Tuesday at L.A.'s Beverly Hilton Hotel, and an A-list contingent of his female costars - including Reese Witherspoon, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain and Jennifer Garner - turned out to pay tribute to (and occasional playfully roast) McConaughey. "He's the kind of guy who dances with your mother at your wedding, »

- Scott Huver

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Matthew McConaughey Gets A ‘Stellar’ Tribute From American Cinematheque

4 hours ago | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

How ironic it was that American Cinematheque, this bastion of all things honoring the history of film, would choose to give Matthew McConaughey its highest honor at a warm, funny and revealing tribute last night at the Beverly Hilton. Because among other things, McConaughey revealed he had actually only even seen two movies — ever — before the age of 18:  King Kong and Orca. And though this non-cineaste didn’t specify which King Kong, I would be willing to bet it was the 1976 remake rather than the 1933 classic.

But as the evening proved, McConaughey — whom the star’s Interstellar director Christopher Nolan referenced as “the new Paul Newman” — more than meets the Cinematheque’s definition of this award for a distinguished mid-point career of excellence and contribution to cinema.

Of course there were many mentions of what is now known as the “McConaissance,” his recent spate of career-changing film choices beginning with The Lincoln Lawyer, »

- Pete Hammond

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Watch: First 'Magician' Doc Trailer Focuses on Work of Orson Welles

9 hours ago | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"I always liked Hollywood very much, it just wasn't reciprocated." Cohen Media has debuted the official trailer for a new documentary titled Magician about the one-and-only Orson Welles, the legendary filmmaker/actor/producer who left quite a legacy. While many of us are already very familiar with Orson, this doc spans his entire career looking at his tumultuous relationship with Hollywood and his impact on it featuring interviews with Richard Linklater, Peter Bogdanovich, Frank Marshall, Anthony Perkins, Martin Scorsese, Sydney Pollack, Steven Spielberg and many others. This also comes on the same day as Welles' F for Fake hits Blu-Ray and we near his 100th birthday. It looks like a fun and fascinating doc for all to enjoy. Here's the official trailer for Chuck Workman's documentary Magician, uploaded directly to YouTube: Chuck Workman's documentary Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles (the full title) looks at »

- Alex Billington

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Christopher Nolan praises Matthew McConaughey's quest for truth

17 hours ago | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Beverly Hills — It was time for a victory lap for last year's Best Actor Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey as the "Interstellar" star was honored by the American Cinematheque at the Beverly Hilton's famed International Ballroom Tuesday night. A roll call of the star's leading ladies was on hand to take part in the tribute, which closed with "Interstellar" director Christopher Nolan doing the honors of presenting the hardware. Kate Hudson ("How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days," "Fool's Gold"), Anne Hathaway ("Interstellar"), Jennifer Garner ("Ghosts of Girlfriends Past," "Dallas Buyers Club") and Reese Witherspoon ("Mud") all took the stage at various moments throughout the evening to tell anecdotes and present clip packages from McConaughey's early years, his romantic comedy stretch, actioners, legal dramas and, of course, the "McConaissance" of late, as it's been dubbed. When Nolan had his turn, however, he bristled a bit at that moniker. "I'm not a believer in the McConaissance, »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Matthew McConaughey Toasts Career With American Cinematheque Honor

18 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Matthew McConaughey cleared some misconceptions and shared a few lessons he’s learned in 22 years in Hollywood at the American Cinematheque gala Tuesday at the Beverly Hilton.

“I did not get offered the ‘Titanic’ role,” said the night’s honoree, clearing that out of the way before getting to some of his lessons.

“No. 1: The same script with $10 million attached is funnier than the same script with $1 million attached to it,” he said.

Secondly, “you have to prepare, that structure helps you play,” he added relating the story of how early in his career, carried away with the thought of being a “natural actor” he didn’t read the script till he got on set. “Then I found out it was a two-page monologue in Spanish.”

The third lesson he wanted to share was about bringing his kids on set. When he was younger he’d thought that was a bad idea. »

- Shalini Dore

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Watch: Explore Orson Welles' Life And Work In Trailer For Documentary 'Magician'

21 October 2014 1:51 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

There's the Orson Welles who made "Citizen Kane," and then there's the Orson Welles who forever afterward struggled to retain control of his films, complete movies, and live up the legacy of his breakthrough. He's one of cinemas most enduring and fascinating figures, and he gets a new look in Chuck Workman's upcoming documentary, "Magician: The Astonishing Life And Work Of Orson Welles." Featuring input from Martin Scorsese, Richard Linklater, Peter Bogdanovich, Steven Spielberg, Paul Mazursky, Walter Murch, and more, the film promises to be a fascinating look into the enigma of Welles, but also how, even all these years on, he's still underappreciated. Outside of "Citizen Kane," he's the man who delivered "Lady From Shanghai," "The Trial," "The Magnificent Ambersons," and "Touch Of Evil," and even if he was never quite embraced by Hollywood, he loved the movie world all the same. "Magician" will have an »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Film Review: ‘Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles’

20 October 2014 6:58 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Chuck Workman’s latest bouquet to cinematic history, “Magician,” provides a solid overview of Orson Welles’ life and output. While little here will be news to cineastes, the mix of interviews and archival footage — particularly high-quality clips from the subject’s directorial features — should engage fans while providing a fine introduction for those whose knowledge doesn’t stretch beyond recognizing the words “Citizen Kane.” More a natural for ancillary formats (it’ll be a film-studies classroom perennial) than theatrical exposure, the documentary plans a theatrical launch on Dec. 12.

A straightforward, chronological approach in chaptered form starts with “1915-1941: The Boy Wonder,” charting Welles’ eccentric, transient childhood, and the thirst for artistic expression that led to adventuresome stage triumphs (like the all-black “Voodoo Macbeth”) in his early 20s. He also became a highly popular radio actor (notably as voice of “The Shadow” on that mystery serial), and it was in »

- Dennis Harvey

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Richard Linklater's spiritual sequel to Dazed and Confused is now filming

20 October 2014 1:35 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

While there has been little confirmation in the way of who's acting in Richard Linklater's "sort of" follow-up to Dazed and Confused, what we do know is that they'll be mostly unknowns. The film, carrying the moniker That's What I'm Talking About, is currently shooting around Texas in the likes of Austin, San Antonio, San Marcos, Taylor, Elgin and Bastrop. The flick is in its first week of production and producer Megan Ellison took to »

- Sean Wist

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Journal Entry from Kevin Smith Before He Started Shooting Clerks

20 October 2014 7:49 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of Kevin Smith's indie indie, Clerks, the writer and director posted a little journal entry on Twitter. This is from a pre-production journal for the film that was dated 3/4/93, which was less than 2 weeks before he started shooting the movie that would become a cult classic. Here's what he wrote:

"We start shooting the end of this month, Almost all of the details are in place, and I'm about ready to put this thing to bed. The principals are good, the bit parts are funny, and I've demoted myself from second lead Randal to non-speaking Silent Bob. Yes, I am humble in spite of myself."

The 1990s brought us a surge of incredibly talented filmmakers such as Quentin Tarantino, Richard Linklater, and Smith. Clerks was made on a $27,000 budget, it premiered at The Sundance Film Festival in 1994, and people loved it. The movie »

- Joey Paur

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Kevin Smith Wrote This Diary Entry Right Before Filming Clerks

19 October 2014 7:19 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

As part of the indie wave in the early '90s that brought us filmmakers like Quentin Tarantino, Richard Linklater and more, Kevin Smith will long have his own little corner in cinematic history - and it's all because of Clerks. The black-and-white dark comedy about two men in a convenience store earned critical acclaim festival back in 1994, and to celebrate the film's 20th anniversary, it's director has posted a little note about its origins on Twitter: From my Clerks pre-pro journal, an entry dated 3/4/93 - less than 2 weeks before we started shooting at Quick Stop. pic.twitter.com/2761hKu9tK. KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) October 19, 2014 Smith's handwriting is a bit rough, so if you can't make out what this diary entry says, you can read it in clear text below: "We start shooting the end of this month, Almost all of the details are in place, and I'm about ready to »

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Obsessed with Pop Culture: Best of the Week

18 October 2014 2:48 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

 

Departure Day: When it comes to TV, is closure important?

If you happen to follow a decent number of TV critics on Twitter, you may have noticed a minor eruption of late. A schism has emerged, prompted by accounts like The Cancellation Bear, which concerns itself solely with the topic of whether or not series are likely to survive based on current ratings patterns. That may sound perfectly innocent on its own, but quite a few admirers have expressed the notion that they refuse to dive into a series if they get the sense that it will come to a premature end, thereby robbing them of closure. This idea has, naturally, left many critics incensed: isn’t TV a medium founded on chaos, on the thrill of working within limitations and at the whims of fickle audiences? Moreover, isn’t it silly to always want tidy resolution in the context »

- Ricky

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The Past, Present, and Future of Real-Time Films Part Four

17 October 2014 8:01 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The Digital Era: Real-time Films From 2000 To Today

40 years before, in 1960, lighter cameras enabled a cinéma vérité-flavored revolution in street realism. By 2000, new digital cameras suggested a whole new set of promises, including telling stories that would have been unimaginable within minimum budgets for features even ten years before. In 2000, film purists warned that digital still didn’t look as good as celluloid, but that didn’t stop at least three innovative filmmakers from boldly going where no filmmaker had gone before. Mike Figgis’ Timecode (2000) was the first star-supported (Salma Hayek, Stellan Skarsgard, Holly Hunter, among many others) single-shot project since Rope, underlining that earlier film’s timelessness. If Run Lola Run could do one story three times, then Timecode would do three or four stories one time: the movie is four separate ninety-minute shots shown all at the same time, each in one quadrant of the screen. Where do you look? »

- Daniel Smith-Rowsey

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The Past, Present, and Future of Real-Time Films Part Three

17 October 2014 8:01 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The Post-1960S, Pre-Digital Age: Real-time One-offs, 1975-1998

British filmmaker John Byrum is responsible for the first (and in some ways only) real-time period film. Inserts (1975), set in the early 1930s, is about a Boy Wonder movie director (called Boy Wonder, played by Richard Dreyfuss fresh from American Graffiti (1973) and Jaws (1975)) now washed up before the age of 30, resigned to making porn because of Hollywood’s conversion to sound. Not only is Inserts scrupulously real-time (with the exception of the opening credits sequence, which offers glimpses of the stag film we’re about to see made) and period, but it’s rather long for such a film, just shy of two hours. To tell the entire story would be spoiling the fun, but the Boy Wonder deals with recalcitrant actresses, the problem of his own potency, career problems, death, sex, after-death and after-sex…and in the end, as »

- Daniel Smith-Rowsey

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The Past, Present, and Future of Real-Time Films Part One

17 October 2014 8:00 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

What do film directors Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick, Agnès Varda, Robert Wise, Fred Zinnemann, Luis Buñuel, Alain Resnais, Roman Polanski, Sidney Lumet, Robert Altman, Louis Malle, Richard Linklater, Tom Tykwer, Alexander Sokurov, Paul Greengrass, Song Il-Gon, Alfonso Cuarón, and Alejandro Iñárritu have in common? More specifically, what type of film have they directed, setting them apart from fewer than 50 of their filmmaking peers? Sorry, “comedy” or “drama” isn’t right. If you’ve looked at this article’s headline, you’ve probably already guessed that the answer is that they’ve all made “real-time” films, or films that seemed to take about as long as their running time.

The real-time film has long been a sub-genre without much critical attention, but the time of the real-time film has come. Cuarón’s Gravity (2013), which was shot and edited so as to seem like a real-time film, floated away with the most 2014 Oscars, »

- Daniel Smith-Rowsey

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Page 2: Star Wars, Godzilla, Richard Linklater, The Matrix, Walking Dead, Jurassic Park, Birdman, Princess Bride, Halloween

16 October 2014 4:00 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Page 2 is a compilation of stories and news tidbits, which for whatever reason, didn’t make the front page of /Film. After the jump we’ve included 36 different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. It’s like a mystery grab bag of movie web related goodness. Header Photo: Super 80’s Kart […]

The post Page 2: Star Wars, Godzilla, Richard Linklater, The Matrix, Walking Dead, Jurassic Park, Birdman, Princess Bride, Halloween appeared first on /Film. »

- Peter Sciretta

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Sequel Bits: ‘That’s What I’m Talking About,’ ‘The Terminator,’ ‘Fast & Furious 7′

16 October 2014 2:30 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

The art above is the production logo for That’s What I’m Talking About, the new film from Richard Linklater. We’re stretching the definition of “sequel bits” just a little here, but the movie has been called a “spiritual sequel” to Dazed and Confused. Linklater started production on the movie this week, and that image is […]

The post Sequel Bits: ‘That’s What I’m Talking About,’ ‘The Terminator,’ ‘Fast & Furious 7′ appeared first on /Film. »

- Russ Fischer

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You Can Treasure Boyhood On Blu-Ray This January

16 October 2014 2:12 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Paramount Home Media Distribution recently announced that it will be sending Richard Linklater’s Boyhood, one of the most extraordinary movies to emerge this year (if not indeed this century) to Blu-Ray and DVD on January 6th, 2015. The film will be available on Digital HD a full four weeks early, on December 9th.

Shot by Linklater over the course of 12 years, Boyhood follows a child named Mason (Ellar Coltrane) from age 5 to age 18, as he experiences the ups and downs of growing up, from birthdays and road trips through his first love and graduating from high school. Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette and Lorelei Linklater co-star alongside Coltrane.

Boyhood, to put it simply, is one of the most wonderfully moving motion pictures to come along in quite some time and it’s an absolute must-own for any cinephile, aspiring or established.

Looking at the specs, the Blu-Ray Combo pack for Boyhood »

- Isaac Feldberg

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National call-out for feature film scripts

16 October 2014 1:09 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

ScreenWest has issued a national and international call for scripts to be developed as a debut feature for Western Australian directors.

The aim is to find well-developed projects for each of three directors in the agency.s 2014-15 Feature Navigator initiative.

Mike Hoath, Maziar Lahooti and Robert Forsyth will participate in the innovative development program designed to progress the careers of Wa directors through skills development and identifying and developing a debut feature film project.

Agents, managers, distributors and credited producers are invited to submit scripts to the Feature Navigator directors for their consideration.

.Mike, Maziar and Robert have each shown a huge amount of talent in their short films and other work to date, and have a stand-out command of the directing craft that will certainly lead to a strong debut feature film and ongoing career in the screen industry,. said ScreenWest acting CEO . development, Rikki Lea Bestall.

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- Don Groves

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London 2014: 'Girlhood' review

15 October 2014 11:29 PM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★★★★In his barbed review of Richard Linklater's Boyhood (2014) Armond White stated the film celebrated the "emblematic figure" of white patriarchy. Céline Sciamma's Girlhood (2014) could easily be the antithesis to Linklater's expansive coming-of-age drama. An intimate and tender portrait of a young black girl realising the finite boundaries of her ambition whilst growing up in a deprived suburb of Paris, Sciamma's latest is an adrenaline shot of socially aware filmmaking that's an invigorating and perspicacious exploration of adolescence. Girlhood opens with a slow motion montage of an American football match - an explosive introduction you'd usually associate with emphatic displays of testosterone.

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- CineVue UK

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