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Concept Art by Tim Flattery In Spider-man 2, the latest installment in the blockbuster Spider-Man series, based on the classicMarvel Comics hero, Tobey Maguire returns as the mild-mannered Peter Parker, who is juggling the delicate balance of his dual life as college student and a superhuman crime fighter. Peter's life becomes even more complicated when he confronts a new nemesis, the brilliant Otto Octavius (Alfred Molina) who has been reincarnated as the maniacal and multi-tentacled "Doc Ock." When Doc Ock kidnaps Mj (Kirsten Dunst), Spider-Man must swing back into action as the adventure reaches new heights of unprecedented excitement. »
Title: Chicken DC Comics Special 2: Villains in Paradise Director(s): Zeb Wells, Seth Green Writers: Matthew Ireland Beans, Hugh Davidson, Mike Fasolo, Douglas Goldstein, Seth Green, Geoff Johns, Breckin Meyer, Tom Root, Matthew Senreich, Kevin Shinick, Zeb Wells Cast: Seth Green, Alex Borstein, Clancy Brown, Zac Efron, Nathan Fillion, Sarah Hyland, Breckin Meyer, Alfred Molina, Paul Reubens, Giovanni Ribisi, Tara Strong Running Time: 22 minutes, Rated Tvma(L) Special Features: The Making of #RCDC2VIP [9:31]; Bad Hair, Musical Numbers & Sequels [8:55]; The Ones That Got Away [7:07]; 20 Questions [13:25]; Cut Animatics[6 animatics]; Cut Sketches [2 sketches]; Chicken Nuggets [interactive disc feature]; Actors’ Commentary with Seth Green, Matthew Senreich, Nathan [ Read More ]
There are so many coming-of-age stories every year that it's rare to see a mature love story. Even though Ira Sachs' "Love is Strange," which debuted at Sundance and landed a best feature nomination for the Gotham Awards, is about two gay men who get married, it's more about aging love. It's touching how much these people love each other. John Lithgow and Alfred Molina have both generated buzz in the early awards discussion. I spoke with Sachs and Lithgow at Sundance: "It's love at the end of your life," says writer-director Ira Sachs, who was inspired by not only Woody Allen's New York relationship movies "Husbands and Wives" and "Hannah and Her Sisters" but his mother and stepfather's marriage of over 40 years, and the long relationship between his Memphis great-uncle and his partner. "There's something imperfect and beautiful and I wanted to make a film about that. »
- Anne Thompson
Arriving early in the awards cycle are the Ifp's Gotham Independent Film Awards (in seven competitive categories). They have little influence on Oscar voters, but do start to build positive momentum for certain buzzy titles. They have more influence over L.A.'s upcoming Indie Spirit Award nominations. So it's no surprise that Richard Linklater's "Boyhood" (IFC)--the current Oscar frontrunner for Best Picture--led the way with four nominations, nor that two Fox Searchlight films, Wes Anderson's "Grand Budapest Hotel" and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's "Birdman," are strong award season contenders. Of the other two feature nominees, Ira Sachs' "Love is Strange" could have used nominations for its two actors, John Lithgow and Alfred Molina, while Jonathan Glazer's under-appreciated indie feature "Under the Skin" and Best Actress nominee Scarlett Johansson mainly gained awareness for the Indie Spirits--if the British film is »
- Anne Thompson
Cyrus and Jeff, Who Lives At Home filmmaker Mark Duplass will return to South by Southwest to keynote the 2015 edition of the annual Austin film conference, organizers announced today. Like 2014’s popular keynote speaker Lena Dunham, Duplass is making a homecoming of sorts to SXSW where he launched his career in 2005 by winning the SXSW Audience Award with brother Jay for The Puffy Chair. Last year at SXSW he and director/co-writer/co-star Patrick Brice debuted their microbudget horror Creep which Radius-twc and Blumhouse Tilt jointly acquired.
Also stopping by the Austin fest held from March 13-21, 2015 will be Bollywood actor and director Shekhar Kapur (Elizabeth, The Four Feathers), who will lead a Conversation session. Over 150 keynotes, conversations, panels, and mentor sessions are in the works for the annual confab, which has yet to announce its full lineup.
As for film panels, I’ll be talking shop at “So You »
- Jen Yamato
“Black Coal, Thin Ice,” the Chinese thriller that won the Golden Bear in Berlin earlier this year, is to get a release in the U.K.
Rights to the film, which plays this week in the London Film Festival, were acquired by StudioCanal from Hong Kong- and Amsterdam-based Fortissimo Films. The Diao Yinan-directed picture is also the front-runner at the Golden Horse Awards, which take place in Taiwan next month.
Among Fortissimo’s other Lff titles “Theeb” was acquired by Cinemien for the Benelux territories and by Megacom for ex-Yugoslavia; while gay drama “Love Is Strange,” starring John Lithgow and Alfred Molina, was sold to Edko Films for Hong Kong and Filmware for Taiwan. “Love” releases early next year in the U.K. via Altitude Films.
- Patrick Frater
Fortissimo Films has confirmed several deals on its three titles screening at the BFI London Film Festival.
Berlinale Golden and Silver Bear winner Black Coal, Thin Ice has been acquired by StudioCanal for the UK. Diao Yi’nan’s Chinese thriller tells the story of an ex-cop and his former partner who decide to follow up on an investigation of a series of murders.
Theeb, best director award winner in Venice’s Orizzonti section, has sold to Cinemien for Benelux and Megacom for former Yugoslavia. Naji Abu Nowar’s Bedouin Western also screened in Toronto, and Fortissimo is continuing negotiations for other territories. The film is about a boy whose Bedouin tribal life is interrupted by a British army officer on a mysterious mission.
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John Kelly.s role in transforming Hobart.s 100-year-old State Cinema into a highly successful seven-screen complex which attracts more than 200,000 patrons each year has been recognised.
The exhibitor received the Independent Spirit Award from the Australian Independent Distributors Association (Aida) at the 69th Australian International Movie Convention on the Gold Coast on Monday night.
Screen Australia CEO Graeme Mason presented Kelly with the award, which recognises an individual whose career has been based primarily in Australian independent exhibition, distribution or production and who has made a significant contribution to the success of independent fllms.
Voted by Aida members, previous recipients include Ingrid van den Berghe from Luna Palace Cinemas, Wa (2013), retired Greater Union exhibitor John Politzer (2012) and Bob Parr, head of programming for South Australia's Wallis Cinemas (2011).
The other honorees at the Aida dinner were:
Best suburban cinema - Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace, Cremorne Presented by: Alaric McAusland . MD »
- Don Groves
Thomas Pynchon has written eight acclaimed novels, but no one had the brass to adapt one for the screen until Paul Thomas Anderson tackled Inherent Vice. The director's second consecutive collaboration with Joaquin Phoenix was the centerpiece gala at the New York Film Festival, where it made its world premiere on Saturday. If the trailer for the film gave off a Big Lebowski vibe, that's partially because both films are at least partially inspired by The Big Sleep, the classic 1946 noir with Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. "I saw The Big Sleep and it made me realize I couldn't follow any of it, »
- Jeff Labrecque
Ferociously entertaining sci-fi shenanigan with Ben Kingsley as a scientist whose efforts to splice alien genetic matter with human DNA bring him a hybrid 'daughter' called Sil. Alas, it's bad news for mankind when Sil evolves into the seductive form of Natasha Henstridge, a sexually voracious being with the reproductive instincts of a female praying mantis. Professional exterminator Michael Madsen hooks up with scientists Marg Helgenberger and Alfred Molina to stop the carnal carnage. »
Name and focus changes for every section, which are now all competitive, resulting in the festival’s structure being “slimmer’.
The ninth Rome Film Festival (Oct 16-25) has revealed a diverse line-up including the Italian premieres for potential awards contenders including David Fincher’s Gone Girl. the world premiere of Takashi Miike’s As the Gods Will and Burhan Qurbani’s We are Young, We are Strong and European premiere of Oren Moverman’s Time Out of Mind, Toronto hit Still Alice and Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet.
This year for the first time the award-winners in each section of the programme will be decided by the audience on the basis of votes cast after the screenings.
Each section has changed name and focus for 2014 and are all competitive, resulting in the festival’s structure being “slimmer’.
Italian comedies Soap Opera and Andiamo a Quel Paese bookend the line-up.
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- firstname.lastname@example.org (Andreas Wiseman)
There was no real surprise in this morning's announcement that J.C. Chandor's A Most Violent Year will have its World Premiere on Thursday, November 6, as the Opening Night Gala of 2014 AFI Festival. It, along with the likes of Clint Eastwood's American Sniper and Rupert Wyatt's The Gambler seemed like the best bets to open and/or premiere at the fest and I still wouldn't be surprised to see the other two added shortly. "J.C. Chandor has put together a remarkable crime drama, which is also an immersive period piece and morality tale that resonates on an emotional level," said AFI Fest director said Jacqueline Lyanga. "Chandor is a talented director who takes risks with every film that he makes and A Most Violent Year is no exception. It is a great film with which to open the festival and begin the audience's eight-day journey through a landscape of extraordinary contemporary cinema. »
- Brad Brevet
While it may be some time before we see a new film from "retired" director Steven Soderbergh, his latest experiment on the website Extension765.com may be the closest thing we get. The filmmaker posted a new black and white "silent" cut of the 1981 classic Raiders of the Lost Ark, which has absolutely no dialogue, but does feature music from Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross scores for The Social Network and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Earlier this year, he cut together mash-ups of both the original version of Psycho and the 1998 remake on the website.
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The directorial debut of “Big Bang Theory” star Simon Helberg, “We’ll Never Have Paris,” has been acquired for North American rights by Orion Releasing.
Orion will release the film theatrically in select markets on Jan. 22, 2015 in advance of a VOD release. Helberg wrote and starred in the romantic comedy, which was co-directed by his wife, Jocelyn Towne. It also stars Zachary Quinto, Melanie Lynskey, Alfred Molina, Jason Ritter and Maggie Grace.
The film is based on Helberg and Towne’s real-life romantic history. Helberg plays a neurotic man in the midst of a quarter-life crisis that reaches a peak when a coworker (Grace) confesses his love for him as he’s about to propose to his longtime girlfriend, played by Lynskey. He then leaves his girlfriend and quickly regrets the decision — only to find out that she has fled to Paris.
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- Alex Stedman
The story follows a lovelorn man as he chases his spurned true love across the Atlantic. The film premiered at SXSW and closed Edinburgh.
“This is a deeply personal film for us that looks closely at the pain and suffering leading up to our catastrophic proposal,” said Towne and Helberg. “And we’re thrilled that Orion finds it as hilarious as we do.”
UTA Independent Film Group brokered the deal on behalf of the »
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Orion Releasing has acquired North American rights to “We'll Never Have Paris,” the directorial debut of “The Big Bang Theory” star Simon Helberg, who also wrote, produced and stars in the film, it was announced Tuesday. Helberg co-directed the romantic comedy with his wife Jocelyn Towne, and he stars alongside Melanie Lynskey (“Happy Christmas”), Zachary Quinto (“Star Trek”), Alfred Molina (“Spiderman 2”), Jason Ritter (“Parenthood”) and Maggie Grace (“Taken”). The film was produced by Robert Ogden Barnum (“All Is Lost”), Katie Mustard (“The Greatest”), Helberg and Towne, and executive produced by Marc Platt, Cassian Elwes and Judd Rubin. It will be released. »
- Jeff Sneider
Orion Releasing has picked up the North American rights to the comedy We’ll Never Have Paris, the directorial debut of Big Bang Theory star Simon Helberg. Helberg also wrote and stars in the indie, which was co-directed by his wife, Jocelyn Towne, and is based on the couple’s real life love story. The movie co-stars Melanie Lynskey, Zachary Quinto, Alfred Molina, Jason Ritter and Maggie Grace. Read more It's Official: Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn to Star in 'True Detective' According to Orion, the movie centers “neurotic mess of a man (Helberg) in the midst a quarter-life
- Borys Kit
Comic book villains have proven to be a very difficult concept to portray on the big screen, with the vast majority of such depictions failing to garner acclaim for audiences or critics alike.
Whether it’s because the casting was terrible, their appearance was pathetic, they were vastly underpowered, they were changed too much from the source material or because of any other reason, more often than not comic book movie villains are deemed to be failures.
That’s not to say there haven’t been some great ones; Ian McKellen’s Magneto, Heath Ledger’s Joker, Terence Stamp’s General Zod, Tom Hiddleston’s Loki, Sebastian Stan’s Winter Soldier and Alfred Molina’s Doctor Octopus are just a few who have hit the nail firmly on the head with their portrayals of villains, which proves that it can be done well and makes it all the more »
- K.J. Stewart
Fifty years ago today, Fiddler on the Roof opened on Broadway and was an instant success with audiences and also won 9 Tony Awards including the big kahuna Best Musical. It would become the longest running musical in Broadway history until it was surpassed by that crop of 80s mega-musicals from Britain. The musical has been performed countless times since in stage productions all over the world and four revivals on Broadway (76, 81, 90, 04).
By 1971 there was a movie adaptation that was nominated for 8 Oscars including Best Picture and I don't believe we've ever discussed it. That ain't right. I've been thinking about 60s and 70s musicals a lot recently due to that book "Roadshow!" and while the movie studios were definitely overinvested in the genre after the gargantuan back-to-back mega hits that were Mary Poppins and Sound of Music occassionally a hit would »
- NATHANIEL R
A24 has finally announced a release date for J.C. Chandor's A Most Violent Year starring Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain, and along with it comes the film's first trailer and poster Set during the winter of 1981 -- statistically one of the most crime-ridden of New York City's history -- A Most Violent Year is a drama following the lives of an immigrant and his family as they attempt to capitalize on the American Dream, while the rampant violence, decay, and corruption of the day drag them in and threaten to destroy all they have built. Albert Brooks and Alfred Molina co-star. A Most Violent Year is set for a December 31 release in New York and Los Angeles, the film will expand nationally throughout Jan. 2015. Watch the trailer and check out the poster below. sb id="991407" height="360" width="640" »
- Brad Brevet
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