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‘The Trip to Spain’ Review: Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon and Michael Caine Return for Year’s Funniest Film – Tribeca 2017

24 April 2017 6:50 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Firmly cementing its series’ status as the “Before” movies of male friendship, “The Trip to Spain” may seem like nothing more than a third taste of a favorite dish, but the best meals in life are worth eating thrice, and this one has been simmered in some tangy new spices and aged to perfection.

Once again, British comedians Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan eat their way through a week-long drive through some repugnantly gorgeous European countryside. Once again, their playful (but gently existential) rivalry is expressed through dueling impressions of the more famous men who came before them; despite an obligatory appearance from Michael Caine(s), this installment belongs to Mick Jagger and Roger Moore. And once again, a bouquet of melancholy notes results in a bittersweet aftertaste that lingers on the tongue, as our two heroes — recast as Don Quixote and Sancho Panza tilting at wind turbines — struggle to »

- David Ehrlich

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Exclusive: The Meteoric Rise of ‘Hidden Figures’ and ‘Scream Queens’ Star Glen Powell

21 April 2017 11:55 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

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“I’m still working my way up the food chain,” Glen Powell tells Et of his breakthrough in Hollywood, which over the past two years includes celebrated roles in Richard Linklater’s Everybody Wants Some!! and Ryan Murphy’s Scream Queens, as well as portraying John Glenn in the Academy Awards Best Picture nominee Hidden Figures. His latest is playing an Army sergeant in Sand Castle, a film inspired by true events that took place during the Iraq War, debuting on Netflix Friday, April 21. Co-starring Nicholas Hoult, Henry Cavill and Logan Marshall-Green, it’s the latest film to earn buzz for the actor, who has been dubbed one of Hollywood’s hottest rising stars.

While the Austin, Texas, native’s recent breakout success has elevated him to a new level of attention -- fashion spreads in Interview and Coveteur magazines, an invitation to the 2017 Academy Awards -- Powell has been »

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Paul Thomas Anderson and Christopher Nolan: Filmmakers most overdue to win an Oscar

21 April 2017 3:39 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Much like I said last week, of the many storylines that begin during awards season, few are usually as compelling as the ones centered around who’s most due for an Academy Award. I think that it’s usually pretty satisfying to see a former bridesmaid finally become a bride, as it were. As such, below I’ve made up a list of ten filmmakers who’ve previously been nominated for Oscars but have yet to win one who are in contention this year, after doing the same for actors and actresses previously. I’ve more or less ranked them by how due they are, and just to be fair, I’ve excluded anyone who has already won a prize elsewhere, or any of the myriad contenders who are seeking their first ever nomination by the Academy. Take a look at the writers/directors below and I hope you all enjoy! »

- Joey Magidson

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Keshet Launches Film Division With ‘Skinny Dip,’ ‘Newburgh Sting’

20 April 2017 1:34 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Keshet Studios has launched a feature film development and production division, co-headed by veteran independent producers Mandy Tagger-Brockey and Adi Ezroni.

The new Keshet Films will produce features budgeted between $10 million and $20 million for the U.S. and international markets. Its inaugural development slate includes a feature adaptation of the Carl Hiaasen caper novel, “Skinny Dip,” and “The Newburgh Sting,” a fictional adaptation of the HBO documentary.

“Skinny Dip” is set in South Florida in 2003 and centers on a woman who takes revenge on her cheating husband after he has tried to murder her. “The Newburgh Sting” is a 2014 film about the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s sting operation on four Muslim men involved in a 2009 terrorism plot in the Bronx.

Alon Shtruzman, CEO of parent Keshet International, said, “Ki is a premium content company that is always on the lookout for the best creative talent, and that is »

- Dave McNary

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Keshet Launches Film Division With ‘Skinny Dip,’ ‘Newburgh Sting’

20 April 2017 1:34 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Keshet Studios has launched a feature film development and production division, co-headed by veteran independent producers Mandy Tagger-Brockey and Adi Ezroni.

The new Keshet Films will produce features budgeted between $10 million and $20 million for the U.S. and international markets. Its inaugural development slate includes a feature adaptation of the Carl Hiaasen caper novel, “Skinny Dip,” and “The Newburgh Sting,” a fictional adaptation of the HBO documentary.

“Skinny Dip” is set in South Florida in 2003 and centers on a woman who takes revenge on her cheating husband after he has tried to murder her. “The Newburgh Sting” is a 2014 film about the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s sting operation on four Muslim men involved in a 2009 terrorism plot in the Bronx.

Alon Shtruzman, CEO of parent Keshet International, said, “Ki is a premium content company that is always on the lookout for the best creative talent, and that is exactly what we have in Mandy and »

- Dave McNary

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'The Secret Life of Lance Letscher': Film Review

20 April 2017 12:45 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Casual admirers of Austin artist Lance Letscher, whose vibrant collages display above all a love of color and enjoyment of pop culture ephemera, may never intuit the pain seen in that work by those closest to him personally. Diving surprisingly deep into the roots of that hurt, Sandra Adair's The Secret Life of Lance Letscher offers empathy without draining the artist's overstuffed creations of their fun. Adair, best known as Richard Linklater's go-to editor (and a co-producer on Boyhood) makes a confident debut as director here, offering a doc with appeal even for art lovers who don't yet know this »

- John DeFore

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A Brief History of the ‘Hangout’ Film

20 April 2017 7:51 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

More than a sub-genre; a way of life.

Filmmakers have worked within recognizable genres for nearly as long as they’ve told stories. Initially film appropriated genres from literature and theatre, but as the new medium found its footing in Hollywood’s Classical Era of the 40s and 50s, a distinctly cinematic set of generic conventions were codified. Since that time, genres have come in and out favor, but most new films have still defined themselves either in accordance with or opposition to the Classical Hollywood models. Even innovative filmmakers like Jean-Luc Godard and David Lynch have self-consciously manipulated the language of genre, treating it like another tool in the director’s toolkit. But films are living things, and there are as many ways to draw the lines of categorization as there are films. Reevaluating movies of the past according to new and different models is one of the best ways to keep the medium from ossifying »

- Jake Orthwein

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Jeff Varner, ‘Survivor’ Contestant Who Outed Fellow Competitor as Transgender, Loses His Job

16 April 2017 11:56 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Jeff Varner has been voted off the island — and his job on the mainland. The “Survivor” contestant, who prompted outrage after outing a fellow competitor on the long-running show as transgender, has been fired from Allen Tate Realtors in Rockhill, Sc. The company explained the decision to News & Record Greensboro, saying that Varner was “in the middle of a news story that we don’t want anything to do with.”

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The incident aired on Wednesday’s episode, which was filmed 10 months ago as part of the show’s 34th season; Varner wasn’t able to discuss what happened until after the broadcast. The event quickly drew a flurry of headlines, earning widespread ire.

Read More: GLAAD Launches Grant and Mentorship to Support Lgbtq Filmmakers and Stories

“I have spent 10 months stewing in this awful, horrible mistake I have made, »

- Michael Nordine

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The violin's story by Anne-Katrin Titze

12 April 2017 12:38 PM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Tinker Bell fan Brianna Perez meets Joseph Feingold in Joe's Violin

In my conversation at Radical Media with Kahane Cooperman, director of this year's Oscar-nominated Joe's Violin, she explained how Doc NYC Executive Director Raphaela Neihausen, Richard Linklater and Dazed And Confused, Jon Stewart and The Daily Show, and Letters From Baghdad co-director Zeva Oelbaum supported bringing to the screen the moving story of Holocaust survivor Joseph Feingold and young musician Brianna Perez from the Bronx Global Learning Institute for Girls.

On being with Joseph Feingold: "I learned in that hour that the violin had a poignant story attached to it and also that he was a capable storyteller."

When an object changes hands, commonly its story dies. We might speculate about the previous owner of a piece of vintage jewelry that catches our eye, or wonder who sat in an antique chair 100 years ago. Joe's Violin was born »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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Get A First Look At Kathryn Bigelow’s Detroit Poster And Trailer

12 April 2017 8:14 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Annapurna Pictures has released the first trailer for the upcoming film Detroit.

From the Academy Award winning director of The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty, Detroit tells the gripping story of one of the darkest moments during the civil unrest that rocked Detroit in the summer of ’67.

The huge cast features John Boyega, Will Poulter, Algee Smith, Jacob Latimore, Jason Mitchell, Hannah Murray, Kaitlyn Dever, Jack Reynor, Ben O’Toole, Joseph David Jones, Ephraim Sykes, Leon Thomas III, Nathan Davis Jr., Peyton Alex Smith, Malcolm David Kelley, Gbenga Akinnabve, Chris Chalk, Jeremy Strong, Laz Alonzo, Austin Hebert, Miguel Pimentel, Kris Davis, with John Krasinski and Anthony Mackie.

Annapurna Pictures, founded by Megan Ellison, has garnered a total of 32 Academy Award nominations for their projects, including Zero Dark Thirty, Joy, The Master, Foxcatcher, and The Grandmaster. Ellison is also one of only four honorees ever to receive two Best Picture nominations in the same year, »

- Michelle McCue

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'Love Off the Cuff': Film Review | Hong Kong 2017

11 April 2017 10:43 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Writer-director Pang Ho-cheung perhaps didn’t set out to make Hong Kong’s own version of Richard Linklater’s Before trilogy, but he’s done just that with the third and (soft maybe) last installment of his own film series, following two young professionals struggling with romance. Starting with the social reorganization brought on by the city’s smoking ban in 2010’s Love in a Puff, and then economic realignment in Love in the Buff (set in Beijing) in 2012, Love Off the Cuff picks up five years later, with a new set of hurdles for the central lovers to clear. Based on the enthusiastic »

- Elizabeth Kerr

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Netflix Picks Up Noah Baumbach’s ‘The Meyerowitz Stories’ Starring Ben Stiller and Adam Sandler

10 April 2017 3:02 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Netflix has acquired the worldwide rights to “The Meyerowitz Stories,” the latest film from writer-director Noah Baumbach, Deadline reports. The film stars Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, Dustin Hoffman, Emma Thompson, Elizabeth Marvel and Grace Van Patten. Sandler recently signed a four-picture deal with Netflix, the second such deal between the actor and the streaming giant.

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The Meyerowitz Stories” centers on an estranged family that convenes in New York for an event celebrating the artistic work of their father. Scott Rudin, Baumbach, Lila Yacoub and Eli Bush served as producers.

The Meyerowitz Stories” will debut on Netflix and in a select group of theaters later this year. The streaming giant is known for mining its viewership data to help with making acquisition decisions, and Baumbach’s 2012 comedy “Frances Ha” is currently available on the service. »

- Graham Winfrey

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Thor and the Hulk Face Off in ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ First Trailer

10 April 2017 6:42 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Cate Blanchett and … the Hulk steal the spotlight in the first trailer for “Thor: Ragnarok.”

The teaser, released by Marvel on Monday morning, is equal parts action-packed and dark as Blanchett’s supervillainess Hela makes her deadly debut.

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The trailer opens with footage of Chris Hemsworth’s hero on the brink of death, and closes in the same epic fashion: with the Avenger facing off against a friend, the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo).

“Asgard is dead,” Hela tells Thor’s homeland, which falls into chaos and destruction, as we see the hammer-less God of Thunder drop through a wormhole into the planet of Sakaar.

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He’s imprisoned by Jeff Goldblum’s Grandmaster and forced into intergalactic gladiatorial battles on the alien planet. The Norse god, »

- Maane Khatchatourian

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Hulu, Annapurna strike output deal

6 April 2017 11:12 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Kathryn Bigelow’s Untitled Detroit Project first film under partnership.

Hulu and Annapurna Pictures have signed an output deal that will grant Hulu pay-one window streaming rights.

Hulu gets exclusive streaming rights to Annapurna films following their theatrical release under the multi-year deal, the first of its kind for Annapurna and the biggest film output deal for Hulu.

Chris Corabi, Josh Small, and Don Hardison negotiated the deal on behalf of Annapurna.

Annapurna’s first release is Kathryn Bigelow’s highly anticipated Untitled Detroit Project on August 4, which centres on Detroit’s 1967 riots.

Next up on the production runway is the adaptation of Maria Semple’s Where’d You Go, Bernadette, which Richard Linklater will direct and will star Cate Blanchett

The licencing deal is the latest in a string of moves from the company behind Zero Dark Thirty and American Hustle that includes the launch of a marketing and distribution operation earlier this year, and an output »

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Hulu and Annapurna Announce Streaming Partnership, With Kathryn Bigelow’s Detroit Project First in Line

6 April 2017 10:22 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Hulu and Annapurna Pictures are teaming up. The two companies have just announced a multi-year pact that will grant Hulu exclusive streaming rights to films released by Annapurna following their theatrical release, the streaming service’s largest licensing agreement to date. The first release under this new agreement will be Kathryn Bigelow’s as-yet untitled film about the 1967 Detroit riots.

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“We are thrilled to have found a forward-thinking partner and home for Annapurna’s films in Hulu and are excited that the work of our filmmakers will be available and easily accessible for audiences on this amazing platform,” said Erik Lomis, President of Distribution at Annapurna.

Annapurna Pictures has developed a well-known reputation of delivering standout, award winning films year after year,” added Craig Erwich, Hulu’s Svp and Head of Content. “These »

- Michael Nordine

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Film Review: ‘Salt and Fire’

6 April 2017 10:04 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Vast, impenetrable reams of aphoristic waffle are spouted by the characters in “Salt and Fire,” but minutes from the end of Werner Herzog’s thoroughly peculiar new narrative outing, the protagonist finally, plainly speaks for the audience. “Are you kidding me?” she yells — in bewildered response to the last of several random story swerves in the film, though it’s tempting to imagine the camera simply caught actress Veronica Ferres’s spontaneous reaction to the bonkers script. Either way, by this point, she’s only half as perplexed as most viewers will be by this awkwardly shoehorned fusion of ecological thriller, ideological romance and meditative landscape ode — only the last mode of which appears to have the veteran auteur’s full attention.

It’s no surprise, given Herzog’s recent dedication to the documentary form, that Bolivia’s Salar de Uyuni salt flats should emerge as the true star of “Salt and Fire, »

- Guy Lodge

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Hulu Signs Film Output Deal With Annapurna Pictures

6 April 2017 9:24 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Hulu and Annapurna Pictures have signed an output licensing agreement which will grant Hulu pay one window streaming rights to films released by the producer and distributor. The multi-year pact will guarantee that future films released by Annapurna will stream exclusively on Hulu following their theatrical release, both companies announced Thursday. This deal marks the biggest film output licensing agreement for Hulu and a first-of-its-kind agreement for Annapurna. Annapurna’s big upcoming release is Kathryn Bigelow’s “Untitled Detroit Project” which is set for release on Aug. 4. The film adaptation of Maria Semple’s “Where’d You Go, Bernadette,” directed by Richard Linklater, »

- Beatrice Verhoeven

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Hulu Lands Expansive Output Deal With Annapurna Pictures

6 April 2017 9:21 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Hulu is adding to its growing film library through an expansive new output deal with Megan Ellison's Annapurna Pictures

The multiyear deal, Hulu's biggest film licensing agreement to date, will give Hulu the exclusive streaming rights to future Annapurna releases following their theatrical run. Titles that will come to Hulu as part of the deal include Kathryn Bigelow's untitled Detroit riots project, set to bow on Aug. 4, and the film adaptation of Maria Semple's novel Where'd You Go, Bernadette, which is being directed by Richard Linklater and will star Cate Blanchett

"We are thrilled to have found a »

- Natalie Jarvey

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Hulu Inks Annapurna Pictures Pay-One TV Window Movie Output Deal

6 April 2017 9:08 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Hulu and Annapurna Pictures have reached an output-licensing agreement that will grant Hulu pay-one window streaming rights to films released by the film producer and distributor.

It’s the biggest film output agreement for Hulu to date, as well as the first-of-its-kind agreement for Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures. Under the multiyear pact, future films released by Annapurna Pictures will stream exclusively on Hulu following their theatrical release.

Annapurna’s first release under the Hulu deal will be the untitled project about the 1967 Detroit riots, directed by Kathryn Bigelow, slated to bow Aug. 4, 2017. In production is the film adaptation of Maria Semple’s novel “Where’d You Go, Bernadette,” to be directed by Richard Linklater and starring Cate Blanchett. “Pay one” refers to the first movie-release window on television; those rights historically have gone to premium cable networks.

Annapurna Pictures releases have included Oscar-nominated films “Zero Dark Thirty,” “Joy,” “American Hustle, »

- Todd Spangler

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Christian Bale, Steve Carell, and Amy Adams Circling Adam McKay’s Dick Cheney Biopic

5 April 2017 5:24 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

After diving into the economic crisis of 2008, “The Big Short’s” Adam McKay is taking aim at one of Washington’s most polarizing figures.

Sources tell Variety that Christian Bale, Steve Carell, and Amy Adams are in talks to star in McKay’s untitled Dick Cheney biopic for Paramount. Sources say Bale is on board to play the former vice president, Carell would portray Donald Rumsfeld, and Adams would play Lynne Cheney.

McKay’s Gary Sanchez Productions and Brad Pitt’s Plan B is on board to produce. »

- Justin Kroll

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