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The line-up of films premiering at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival has been released, and there are a lot of good movies, one of which includes The Raid 2, which I am incredibly excited to see! It's easily my most anticipated film at the festival.
The Sundance Film Festival takes place from January 16th to the 26th in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden, and Sundance, Utah. From the press release:
John Cooper, Director of the Sundance Film Festival, said, “The Premieres and Documentary Premieres sections of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival feature new work from many established independent filmmakers who began their careers at our Festival years ago, which allows us to reflect on the impact, legacy and growth of the independent film movement over the past 30 years.”
Trevor Groth, Director of Programming for the Sundance Film Festival, said, “In many of the films selected for our 2014 Sundance Film Festival, we see fascinating characters and subjects throughout. »
- Joey Paur
Today, the Sundance Film Festival announced the lineup of its premieres for 2014, a roster of 17 feature films as well as documentary picks. The slate includes new projects from stars like Michael Fassbender and Amy Poehler, and a fair number of oddball comedies among the thrillers and dramas.
15 Must-See Movies From the 2013 Sundance Film Festival
As Variety reports, Fassbender stars with Maggie Gyllenhaal in one of those comedies, Frank, a flick about an avant-garde rock band. Among the other highlights, David Cross writes and directs Hits, which takes on fame and »
The Sundance Film Festival made their final feature film line-ups with the Premieres category announcements. Sixteen films with huge name talent, returnee filmmakers and plenty of buyer interest/and future all night wheeling, and dealing.
After breaking out in Park City with The Guard, John Michael McDonagh returns (alongside actor Brendan Gleeson) the much anticipated Calvary. Mike Cahill (alongside actress Brit Marling) returns with more sci-fi terrain with, I Origins. Jake Paltrow who managed to sink instead of swim with The Good Night, was again surfaces with Young Ones. And this was unexpected, but Jordan Vogt-Roberts makes it back to back years with Toy’s House (The Kings of Summer) re-teams with Nick Offerman for Nick Offerman: American Ham (which is more concert-comedy film than narrative feature).
- Eric Lavallee
Continuing our coverage in anticipation of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, we’ve got some more first look images and synopses for films that will be screening as part of the Premieres category. Briefly: Love Is Strange – Directed by Ira Sachs; starring John Lithgow, Alfred Molina, Marisa Tomei, Darren Burrows, Charlie Tahan, and Cheyenne Jacksons. A Most Wanted Man – Directed by Anton Corbijn; starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Willem Dafoe, and Robin Wright. Nick Offerman: American Ham – Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts; starring Nick Offerman. The One I Love – Directed by Charlie McDowell; starring Mark Duplass, Elisabeth Moss, and Ted Danson. Hit the jump to check out the images and synopses. The 2014 Sundance Film Festival runs January 16 - 26th. Love is Strange / U.S.A. (Director: Ira Sachs, Screenwriters: Ira Sachs, Mauricio Zacharias) — After 39 years together, Ben and George finally tie the knot, but George loses his job as a result, »
- Adam Chitwood
Traditionally, the Premieres section at Sundance is a bit of a mixed bag, with some films by good directors but with a premium put on star power over actual quality. The 2014 Premieres lineup announced today is, however, packed with movies that, at least on paper, are genuinely exciting. There’s Calvary, the latest from The Guard‘s writer/director John Michael McDonagh, Ira Sachs’ Love is Strange, starring Alfred Molina and John Lithgow as longtime lovers who finally tie the knot, and Mike Cahill’s followup to Another Earth, the sci-fi I Origins. “25 New Face” Sara Colangelo’s debut feature Little Accidents (starring […] »
- Nick Dawson
An unusually strong international flavor pervades the Sundance Film Festival’s Premieres slate, with new pictures from British helmer Michael Winterbottom, Irish directors Lenny Abrahamson and John Michael McDonagh, Dutch filmmaker Anton Corbijn, Welsh-born action maven Gareth Evans and Iranian-born French auteur Marjane Satrapi figuring prominently among the 17 world-premiere titles unveiled today alongside the Documentary Premieres section.
See Also: Sundance Unveils 2014 Competition, Next Lineups
For director of programming Trevor Groth, the flowering of international auteur talent in Premieres is the result of a considered effort that began shortly after he and fest director John Cooper launched their first edition in 2010. While their immediate focus was on beefing up the dramatic competition as a showcase for new filmmakers, broader international outreach across all sections of the festival became a similar priority.
“I think we’ve really built the dramatic competition up in a way that it’s firing at the level we always hoped it would, »
- Justin Chang
The Sundance Film Festival announced the titles selected to screen in its out-of-competition Premieres and Documentary Premieres sections. Last year, the movies that were launched in these categories — which typically highlight filmmakers who’ve appeared at Sundance before — included Before Midnight, Don Jon, and The Way Way Back; this year appears to be just as promising. In Lynn Shelton’s Laggies, a young woman stuck in arrested-development (Keira Knightley) has her life upended by an unexpected marriage proposal. In David Wain’s They Came Together — surely, a naughty pun, yes? — Wet Hot American Summer alums Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd »
- Jeff Labrecque
Festival top brass announced on December 9 the Premieres and Documentary Premieres sections.
Gareth Evans returns with The Raid 2, Anton Corbijn makes his first appearance at Sundance with the John Le Carré adaptation A Most Wanted Man, while Michael Winterbottom brings his comedy sequel The Trip To Italy starring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon (pictured).
The line-up includes I Origins, Mike Cahill’s follow-up to Sundance 2011 prize winner Another Earth, as well as new work from Park City perennials Lynn Shelton with Laggies and Ira Sachs with Love Is Strange.
Documentary Premieres include the indefatigable Alex Gibney’s Finding Fela, Happy Valley from Amir Bar-Lev, the Roger Ebert portrait Life Itself from Steve James, the George Takei film To Be Takei and Joe Berlinger’s hot-off-the-press Whitey: United States Of America v. James »
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
While the recent first trailer for Sony’s The Amazing Spider-man 2 suggested we might see both The Vulture and Doc Ock in future instalments of Marc Webb’s web-slinging franchise reboot (see below), a brand new viral report from The Daily Bugle is the first time “world renowned” scientist Otto Octavius has officially been mentioned.
By Joy Mercado
Some people have visions of the future. Me?
I went and saw it with my own eyes.
Behind the ridiculously fortified superdoors of OsCorp Industries headquarters the future waits patiently for the rest of us to arrive. Only a privileged few reside there — guardians of the secrets that only time (and intrepid journalists!) will reveal.
Under pressure to quiet growing Wall Street rumors of plans gone awry, OsCorp spokesman Donald Menken gave me a glimpse into that future.
I was only given limited access to this room, and legally I can »
- Craig Hunter
Hoffman met with buyers to tout the film — which shoots in February — at an Afm event along with director Francois Girard, writer Ben Ripley and producer Judy Cairo. Embankment Films closed deals including the U.K., Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Spain, Australia, New Zealand and Latin America.
Carol Baum and Jane Goldenring are also producing. Pre-production starts in January, with Hoffman as a dedicated teacher and choir master who molds a rebellious 12-year-old orphan into the lead soloist of a world-famous boy choir. Alfred Molina and Kathy Bates also star.
The film is being financed and produced by Informant Media.
- Dave McNary
When he's not doing epic splits, Jean-Claude Van Damme is also making movies, and his latest, "Swelter," might get you hot under the collar. And certainly the heat is coming off this first image. He stars alongside Alfred Molina, Lennie James, Catalina Sandino Moreno and Freya Tingley in the thriller which has just left the American Film Market having pretty much sold out around the world. The North American deal will be announced soon, but until then, here's the official synopsis: Swelter is the story of the most notorious robbery in Las Vegas history. Five men, nicknamed the Rat Pack, hit the Luxor Casino for over one hundred million dollars. Four of the men are soon captured, while one barely escapes. Ten years later, after blasting their way out of a maximum-security prison, the four jailed members of the Rat Pack are hot on the trail of their former accomplice »
- Kevin Jagernauth
The story centers on a gang that steals more than $100 million from Vegas' Luxor Casino. All but one of the five gang members are captured and jailed.
Ten years later, after blasting their way out of a maximum security prison, the quartet go on the trail of their former accomplice and the remaining $10 million in stolen cash.
Source: Variety »
- Garth Franklin
The Exchange said deals included Planet Media Gmbh for Germany/Switzerland, Revolutionary Releasing for Cis/ Baltics/Poland, Swen for Latin America, Happy Audience for France, Anchor Bay for UK, Culture Convenience Club for Japan, Padora for Bulgaria/Hungary/Czech/SlovakRepublics/Romania, Transmission Films for Australia/New Zealand, A Film for Benelux, Eagle Films for the Middle East and Tot Media for Spain.
A North American rights deal is in negotiations.
Story centers on a gang that steals more than $100 million from the Luxor Casino in Las Vegas. All but one of the five gang members are captured and jailed. Ten years later, after blasting their way out of a maximum security prison, the quartet go on the trail of their former accomplice and the remaining $10 million in stolen cash.
The cast includes Alfred Molina, »
- Dave McNary
CEO Brian O’Shea has announced that the Jean-Claude Van Damme action title virtually sold out at the recent Afm.
Swelter marks the first completed film backed by Exchange Peaks Film Capital, the fund established by Grand Peaks and run by The Exchange. Talks are ongoing for a North American deal.
Deals have closed in Germany/Switzerland (Planet Media), France (Happy Audience), the UK (Anchor Bay), Australia / New Zealand (Transmission), Cis/ Baltics/Poland (Revolutionary Releasing), Latin America (Swen), Japan (Convenience Club), Spain (Tot Media), Portugal (Lusomundo), Bulgaria/Hungary/Czech Republic/Slovakia/Romania (Padora) and Benelux (A Film) and former Yugoslavia (Mg Film)
Rights also went in Middle East (Eagle), Spain (Tot Media), Turkey (Mars Sinema), Greece (Hollywood Entertainment), South Africa (Okhma), South Korea (Sonamu Pictures), Thailand (Sahamongkolfilm), Singapore (Shaw Organization), Indonesia (Pt Prima), Taiwan (Well Go), India (Pictureworks), Hong Kong / Macao (DDDream), Philippines (Pioneer Films) and Pan-Asia Ptv (Fox International). Jaguar took airlines.
Keith Parmer directed »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Monsters University managed a strangely subtle debut for a Pixar film, earning neither the high praise of most of their works, nor the backlash of Cars 2. Instead, the film was met with medium reviews, a lot of happy kids, and a very curious feeling of nostalgia for characters that aren’t actually all that old.
By the way, check out our Monster University podcast review for an expanded take on the film itself.
Our favorite monsters are back, but this time Mike Wazowski and Sully are headed to school, and we enter the picture before they’ve even met. Going back to a time when our best buds and co-workers don’t know each other, and are very different monsters, means the doors are wide open to introduce new characters, new parts of the universe, and we have a lot of options for figuring out just how they ended »
- Marc Eastman
A destination lieu for Ira Sachs dating back to 1994 when he showed his experimental short Lady, I’d be baffled if Love is Strange premieres elsewhere than Park City – the birthplace for his critically acclaimed The Delta (’97), Forty Shades of Blue (’05) and Keep the Lights On (’12). We have a trio of actors in Marisa Tomei, John Lithgow and Alfred Molina who are probably starved for such roles and I have no doubt will hit this out of the Eccles park. Shooting took place in NYC this past summer (here’s the production blog) on the contempo storyline.
Gist: Written by Sachs and Mauricio Zacharias, after 39 years together, Ben and George take advantage of the new marriage laws and tie the knot in a City Hall wedding in lower Manhattan. On the return from their honeymoon, however, and on account of their vows, George gets fired from his longtime job as »
- Eric Lavallee
It’s always a delight, an honour and a privilege for this writer to interview some of the industry’s veteran actors- masterful performers with a wealth of experience and anecdotes to give. William Morgan Sheppard is one of those great character actors, whom you’d likely recognise from his work on various Star Trek films and series, his appearance on Doctor Who with his son Mark in 2011′s The Impossible Astronaut, and a whole back catalogue of other TV series and films. Sheppard is a man skilled on screen, on stage and in his prolific voiceover work, such as Biker Mice from Mars.
It was a pleasure to conduct the following interview with the classically trained actor and former member of the Merchant Navy. So whether you’re an actor established or aspiring, or just interested in great reminiscences and anecdotes from a humble and modest old pro who »
- Oscar Harding
The American Film Market was hardly a hive of activity for Australian distributors but a reasonable number of deals were signed or are about to close.
.There were quite a few pre-buy projects but not a lot to get intensely enthusiastic about,. Transmission Films co-founder Andrew Mackie told If.
Mackie did get out his cheque book for Brooklyn, a 1950s-set drama about a young immigrant who struggles to leave behind her tranquil existence in Ireland for life in New York, starring Saoirse Ronan, Domhnall Gleeson and Jim Broadbent.
.Brooklyn was a real find for us - a brilliant script by Nick Hornby. Beyond that there was very little in our sweet spot,. Mackie said. Hornby.s screenplay is adapted from Colm Tóibín's 2009 novel. The director is John Crowley, whose credits include Boy A, Is Anybody There? and the Eric Bana thriller Closed Circuit, which Bana and Rob Connolly.s »
- Don Groves
We have added the brand new trailer for Tribeca Film's and director Francesa Gregorini upcoming drama, "The Truth About Emanuel." The film stars Kaya Scodelario and Jessica Biel in the leading roles alongside a cast that includes Alfred Molina, Frances O'Connor, Aneurin Barnard and Jimmi Simpson. "The Truth About Emanuel" will be available on iTunes and VOD on November 26, 2013 and in select theaters across the Us beginning January 10th, 2014. Emanuel (Kaya Scodelario), a troubled girl, becomes preoccupied with her mysterious, new neighbor (Jessica Biel), who bears a striking resemblance to her deceased mother. In offering to babysit her newborn, Emanuel unwittingly enters a fragile, fictional world, of which she becomes the gatekeeper. Watch the new "The »
- Anthony Pearson
Formally titled Emanuel And The Truth About Fishes, the intriguing new thriller starring Kaya Scodelario and Jessica Biel now has a slightly different moniker. The Truth About Emanuel comes from writer/producer/director Francesca Gregorini and garnered a strong 4 star review from us here at Thn following its premiere at the recent London International Film Festival.
The plot centres on Emanuel (Scodelario), a troubled girl who becomes preoccupied with her mysterious neighbour and who bears a striking resemblance to her dead mother (Biel). When offering to babysit her new friends baby daughter, Emanuel unwittingly enters a fragile, fictional world, of which she becomes a gatekeeper.
The post New Trailer & Poster For Intriguing Thriller ‘The Truth About Emanuel’ appeared first on The Hollywood News. »
- Craig Hunter
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