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Jimmy Miller's Mosaic and Will Ferrell and Adam McKay‘s Gary Sanchez Productions have partnered to produce a remake of 1980s short-lived crime series “Manimal,” McKay revealed on Tuesday. The original series starred Simon MacCorkindale as Dr. Jonathan Chase, a man who had the ability to transform into any animal, and used his ability to help police solve crimes. The new film, from Sony Pictures Animation, will unsurprisingly have comedic elements in addition to action, and will feature heavy special effects as well as animated elements. Also read: Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis to Star in ‘Larry's Kidney’ for Richard Linklater Miller, »
- Linda Ge
One aspect of Boyhood that’s been relatively underdiscussed (assuming there are any such left) is its use of 35mm, which has been widely noted but little parsed. Richard Linklater’s repeatedly noted that the primary reason for shooting on film over 12 years was to ensure visual continuity from one year to the next. This doesn’t mean he’s a Luddite in any way, as he explains in comments from a recent screening at the BFI on technology’s pros and cons: There is nothing more stable than a 35mm negative. Had I started on the best HD camera back in 2002, I’d […] »
- Vadim Rizov
For your chance to receive two (2) complimentary passes to see Boyhood at the Landmark Main Art Theater in Royal Oak, Michigan on Thursday, July 24th at 7:00Pm, just look for the “giveaway” box further down on this page.
There you’ll be directed to a variety of methods by which you can enter the contest. You’ll be asked to provide a valid email address, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter, and Tweet the contest. That’s it. That’s all you have to do to enter. We’ll contact you to let you know if you’ve won one of the 25 pairs of passes that we have. But hurry, because the contest ends at 12:00Am on Wednesday, July 23rd!
About The Film
Boyhood: Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, »
The Boyhood actor travels through time to prevent a serious crime in the film, which will be released later this year.
Hawke's character is a Temporal Agent who joins up with a new recruit (Sarah Snook) to catch a bomber he has chased for years.
The film sees Hawke reuniting with Daybreakers directors the Spierig Brothers.
The thriller has yet to be given an official release date.
Watch a trailer for the film below: »
Ethan Hawke can currently be seen aging in real time in Richard Linklater‘s “Boyhood,” but soon he'll be seen traveling through time in “Predestination.” The actor reunited with his “Daybreak” directors, the Spierig Brothers, to star as a time-traveling Temporal Agent who recruits a rookie (Sarah Snook) to help him catch a bomber who has eluded him for ages. Also read: ‘Boyhood’ Review: In Richard Linklater's Intimate Epic, Time Keeps on Slippin’ Into the Future An international trailer (above) shows Hawke introducing the new recruit to a technology she never knew existed, and fills her in on the bomber's nefarious activities. »
- Greg Gilman
One of the best and most buzzed about movies of the year is still expanding in theaters across the country. That movie is Richard Linklater‘s Boyhood, the epic and amazing story told over 12 years with the same cast of characters. No matter how many people find, and fall in love with, Boyhood during its […]
The post ‘Boyhood’ Will Get Criterion Collection Release appeared first on /Film. »
- Germain Lussier
Don't worry, movie-going public. The summer flicks of 2014 have been kinda crappy so far, but there's a light at the end of the ... theatre.
With Richard Linklater's "Boyhood" release just last week, the tide is changing. Called the best movie of the year by numerous critics, "Boyhood" seems to be leading the charge of better -- and sometimes mindless -- summer movies. From "Lucy" to "Expendables 3," there's still a lot to come.
Check out our recommendations, above. »
- Brian Trinh
Ethan Hawke (Before Midnight) reunites with the directors of Daybreakers for another jaunt into genre. This time Hawke and the Spierig brothers are tackling time-travel with their next film, Predestination. Hawke plays a “temporal agent” – a professional time-traveller – whose job it is to go back and forth through time, changing history to save lives. His next target is the mass murder of 11,000 people by a terrorist called “Fizzle Bomber.”
For more Ethan Hawke, see our list of his top five roles from slacker to Sunrise. »
- Sasha James
Right now you can check out Boyhood in limited theaters, and it's slowly expanding to more around the country in the coming months. But for those who have already seen the Richard Linklater directed coming-of-age masterpiece, we have a very cool musical treat. In the film, Ethan Hawke gives his son (Ellar Coltrane) a gift he's called "The Black Album," which is a collection of what his character deems the greatest tracks from all of the solo albums by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr outside of their work as The Beatles. After the film premiered at Sundance, many wondered what was on the tracklist, and Buzzfeed has gotten the whole thing, hand-picked by Hawke and Linklater. Read on! Here's the three-disc tracklist (with liner note) from "The Black Album" in Boyhood from Buzzfeed: Mason, I wanted to give you something for your birthday that money couldn’t buy, »
- Ethan Anderton
If you’re at all a fan of the Beatles, or hell, even contemporary pop music, chances are you’ve made this mixtape-like album on your own at some point in your life. I know I have. The Beatles released arguably 12 classic, must-own albums: almost everything from A Hard Day's Night through Let It Be. And after their break-up in 1970, they also had a rich life of solo albums too (admittedly some were really patchy). The greatest of them all (sorry John Lennon’s Imagine) is probably George Harrison’s amazing and undersung double album All Things Must Pass. Ringo Starr’s Ringo (which features some great co-writing from Lennon and Harrison) has some classic cuts on it too and Paul McCartney has McCartney, Ram and a few albums with Wings that are notable as well. One of the many great things about Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood” is how it reflects many aspects of life, »
- Rodrigo Perez
While the partnership between Ethan Hawke and Richard Linklater has led to some of the most satisfying films in recent art-house release, Hawke is also indulging his genre interests in many other pictures. In the recent past he’s done films like Sinister, Total Recall, The Purge and Daybreakers. Now he has reunited with Daybreakers filmmakers […]
- Russ Fischer
In Boyhood, Richard Linklater's opus to male adolescence and Texas, Ethan Hawke's character gives his son a homemade mix CD — "The Black Album," a compilation of the best work of John, Paul, George, and Ringo post-Beatles — as a graduation gift. Turns out Hawke gave his real-life daughter Maya the very same gift. As Hawke writes in the real liner notes (posted on BuzzFeed) and pretty much says this in the film: "When you mix up their work, though, when you put them side by side and let them flow — they elevate each other, and you start to hear it: T H E B E A T L E S." Read the rest of the very sweet, very thoughtful liner notes on BuzzFeed. (And get that tracklist!) »
- Lindsey Weber
The film’s musical selections sprawl the entire 12-years Mason (Ellar Coltrane) spends on camera in the film and even reaching back for some classics at times. The film and the soundtrack are an impressive and expansive undertaking for the 54-year-old Linklater.
But instead of reaching back for Boyhood, Linklater largely works within the confines of Mason’s life. The artists that dominate the film are the artists that have driven both the creative trends and popular successes of the last dozen years, in equal measure.
Huge hits like Gnarls Barkley’s “Crazy” and Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know” are counter-weighted with influential artists such as Arcade Fire (who have two tracks featured), Flaming Lips and Wilco amongst others. »
- Shane McNeil
Here's the latest Austin film news (and a very funny video at the end, so keep reading).
Filmmaker Magazine has released its 2014 edition of "25 new Faces of Independent Film." The list includes Austin filmmaker Annie Silverstein, whose short Skunk won the Cannes Cinefondation award this year, and former Houstonite/filmmaker Darius Clark Monroe, whose documentary Evolution of a Criminal played SXSW and Dallas Iff.The Central Texas-shot horror movie Found Footage 3D wrapped shooting recently, and Austin Chronicle contributor Richard Whittaker wrote about his visit to the indie film's set. This will be the feature-film debut for writer/director Steven DeGennaro. Producers include Kim Henkel, who wrote The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, and film critic/former Austinite Scott Weinberg.Austin comedy Love & Air Sex (formerly The Bounceback) is trying something different to boost online sales. If you go to BitTorrent, you can download -- no, not the whole film illegally, »
- Jette Kernion
Two sequels — The Purge: Anarchy and Planes: Fire & Rescue — underperformed over the weekend, losing out to Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, which stayed on top for the second consecutive week with $36 million for a grand domestic total of $139 million. The second Purge film brought in $28.4 million (its predecessor earned $34.1 million) and Disney's second Planes came in at $18 million (the first Planes netted $22 million). Another disappointment was the Cameron Diaz–Jason Segel comedy Sex Tape, which only pulled in $15 million in its debut. Transformers: Age of Extinction rounded out the top five at $10 million. Overall, the box office is down 24 percent from the same time frame last year. Meanwhile, Richard Linklater's Boyhood continued to do well in its — albeit, limited — expansion to 34 theaters, bringing in $1.2 million for a weekend screen average of $35,320, the »
- E. Alex Jung
On strong word-of-mouth, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes held the top spot for the second weekend in a row. Among the new releases, The Purge: Anarchy put up solid business in second place, while Planes: Fire & Rescue missed the mark and Sex Tape flopped.The Top 12 earned an estimated $134.5 million this weekend. That's off 26 percent from the same frame last year; overall, July box office is down over 30 percent year-to-year.Dawn of the Planet of the Apes eased 50 percent to $36 million. In comparison, the other major Summer sequels*The Amazing Spider-Man 2, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Transformers: Age of Extinction*all fell at least 61 percent at the same point. That drop is also roughly on par with Rise of the Planet of the Apes (49 percent).That strong hold can be attributed to positive reviews and word-of-mouth, and unimpressive competition from this weekend's newcomers. Overall, the Apes sequel has earned $139 million, »
- Ray Subers <email@example.com>
Zach Braff's Kickstarter-funded “Wish I Was Here’ opened in 68 theaters and did decent this weekend, but Richard Linklater‘s “Boyhood” stole the show at the specialty box office with a very strong second week. Expanding from five to 34 theaters, “Boyhood” brought in nearly $1.2 million for an impressive $35,230 per-screen average, according to distributor IFC Films. “This film is the real deal,” said Mark Boxer, sr. vice-president of sales and distribution at IFC. ”It's at 99 percent on Rotten Tomatoes and the word of mouth is through the roof as reflected by eye-popping exit polls this weekend and minimal drop at last. »
- Todd Cunningham
What’s in the summer issue of Filmmaker? Well, first of all, our 2014 25 New Faces, but you already knew that. (If you didn’t, click here and find out who they are.) But there’s a lot more to be found in our print edition. On the cover is Rick Linklater’s chrono-masterpiece, Boyhood. My interview is 5,000 words or so, and maybe the best things about it are just the rhythms of Linklater’s voice and the little bits of filmmaking — and life — wisdom he departs along the way. Our Managing Editor, Vadim Rizov, has been obsessively checking out all […] »
- Scott Macaulay
The big story at a specialty box office dominated by uneven Sundance 2014 openings and expansions is that Richard Linklater's word-of-mouth and critical success "Boyhood" (IFC) shows significant crossover potential. Meantime, an unusually wide opening for Zach Braff's Kickstarter project "Wish I Was Here" (Focus Features) opened strongly, while Mike Cahill's existential "I Origins" came up flat in its more limited debut. Opening: "Wish I Was Here" (Focus) - Criticwire: C+; Metacritic: 43; Festivals include: 2014/Sundance $495,000 in 68 theaters; PSA (per screen average): $7,249 The new Focus team under Peter Schlessel plunked down a reported $2.5 million plus a significant wide P & A commitment for actor-director Zach Braff's follow-up to his successful 2004 "Garden State" ($26.7 million). Pre-Sundance, "Wish I Was Here" had already gained attention for raising much of its production cost via Kickstarter. »
- Tom Brueggemann
Boyhood continued to muscle into the Specialty Box Office in its second frame amid an expansion, even while the weekend’s newcomers showed mixed numbers. Zach Braff‘s Wish I Was Here and Mike Cahill‘s I Origins, second films from both writer/directors, bowed with averages in the low $7K range. IFC Films‘ Boyhood opened last week with the year’s second highest PTA among limited-release titles and only compounded its star status in expansion. The Richard Linklater-directed feature added 29 locations, grossing nearly $1.2 million in 34 theaters, a stellar $35,230 per-screen average and a $1,848,050 two-week cume. Boyhood’s mid- to long-term momentum appears assured […] »
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