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Can Superhero Movies Be More Than Superhero Movies?

6 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Henry Bevan on whether superhero movies can be more than just superhero movies…

When the Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer superhero landed on the web, it seemed Marvel had delivered their promise to make this Spidey flick a teen movie. Until the Vulture appeared and it swerved into the required superhero CGI action. The difference was — wait for it — stark. The trailer raised the question about whether superhero movies can segue into other genres. Can they become more than a superhero movie?

Kevin Feige has been on about this for a while. Homecoming is a teen movie, Captain America: The Winter Soldier is a spy caper, Ant-Man is a heist film. It’s a way to diversify similar products. It’s a bit like when a car company brings out a new model. It’s pretty much the same as the last one but has enough new features to make you want it. »

- Henry Bevan

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‘An Inconvenient Truth’ sequel will debut at Sundance 2017

16 hours ago | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

An Inconvenient Truth sequel set for Sundance Film Festival 2017.

More on An Inconvenient Truth sequel below.

A sequel to the environmental film An Inconvenient Truth will debut at next month’s Sundance Film Festival.

The announcement was made by of the arrival of the new documentary, which comes ten years after the debut of the original.

A decade after An Inconvenient Truth brought climate change into the heart of popular culture comes the riveting follow up that shows both the escalation of the crisis and how close we are to a real solution. The feature is directed by Sundance Film Festival alumni Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk.

The film will premiere on day one of the festival, as part of The New Climate, a program dedicated to conversations and films about environmental change and conservation.

Robert Redford, President and Founder of Sundance Institute, said, “I believe that storytelling »

- Paul Heath

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Front Row courts Lady Macbeth

9 December 2016 7:00 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Dubai/Exclusive: Dubai-based pan-Arab distributor Front Row Filmed Entertainment picked up 31 titles at the recent American Film Market, including critically-acclaimed drama Lady Macbeth.

Front Row’s other high-profile acquisitions include Neil Jordan’s The Trainer, starring Liam Neeson as an Irish horse trainer beset by tragedy; and The Old Man And The Gun, starring Robert Redford and Casey Affleck.

The Afm additions also feature Dominic Cooke’s adaptation of Ian McEwan’s romantic drama On Chesil Beach, starring Saoirse Ronan, Emily Watson and Anne Marie Duff.

It is among a number of romantic dramas on Front Row’s slate along with Isabel Coixet’s 1950s The Bookshop, starring Emily Mortimer as a widow who shakes the sensibilities of her stuffy home town when she opens a bookshop selling scandalous books.

The company has also acquired a number of highly-anticipated thrillers led by Bryan Buckley’s Dabka, starring Evan Peters as a rookie journalist embedded with Somali pirates »

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Al Gore's 'An Inconvenient Truth' Sequel to Open Sundance

9 December 2016 6:15 PM, PST | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

The sequel to Al Gore's Oscar-winning climate change documentary An Inconvenient Truth will open the Sundance Film Festival on January 19th, the former vice president announced Friday.

The documentary "follows Gore as he continues his decades-long fight to build a more sustainable future for our planet," Variety reports.

Following its Sundance premiere, the film – the title hasn't been announced – will be released to theaters later in 2017 through a distribution deal with Paramount Pictures.

"Now more than ever we must rededicate ourselves to solving the climate crisis," Gore said in a statement. »

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Exclusive: Betty White Reveals Her Hollywood Crush: 'If I Ever Met Him, I Would Faint'

9 December 2016 5:10 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Betty White has been famous for longer than most people have been alive, but Et found something she still hasn't done in her life.

"Robert Redford," White joked with Et's Kevin Frazier.

Watch: Betty White Gets the Sweetest Surprise Birthday Flash Mob

When Frazier brought up the possibility of arranging a meeting between the two, White turned shy.

"Oh no!" she said. "If I ever met him, I would faint."

Frazier caught up with the 94-year-old acclaimed actress on the set of Freeform's Young & Hungry, where she was filming her latest TV role.

On the half-hour comedy, White will guest star as Gabi's (Emily Osment) neighbor Ms. Wilson, who reluctantly helps Gabi figure out what to do next after a misunderstanding with Josh (Jonathan Sadowski) leaves her confused. Ms. Wilson has plenty of experience with the opposite sex, as it’s revealed she's had five husbands.

Watch: Ashley Tisdale is Back on 'Young & Hungry' and She's Got a Shocking »

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‘An Inconvenient Truth’ Sequel to Debut at Sundance

9 December 2016 4:49 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth” is getting a sequel.

Paramount Pictures and Participant Media will release the follow-up to the critically acclaimed documentary next year.

The film will premiere on Jan. 19 — the opening night of the Sundance Film Festival. Directed by Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk, the sequel follows Gore as he continues his decades-long fight to build a more sustainable future for our planet.

“Now more than ever we must rededicate ourselves to solving the climate crisis,” Gore said Friday. “But we have reason to be hopeful; the solutions to the crisis are at hand. I’m deeply honored and grateful that Paramount Pictures and Participant Media have once again taken on the task of bringing the critical story of the climate crisis to the world.”

Paramount chairman and CEO Brad Grey said, “We are honored to be working again with Al, Jeff Skoll, and everyone at Participant »

- Dave McNary

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Robert Redford Hits the Beach in a Speedo (Photo Gallery)

9 December 2016 3:00 PM, PST | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Robert Redford's not ready to hang up his Hollywood sex symbol status, and he's got the Speedo-style swimsuit to prove it. The 80-year-old legend took a dip down in Mexico, where he's vacationing with his wife, Sibylle Szaggars. Long before Hemsworth, Tatum or Cooper ... there was Redford. And the Sundance Kid can still work it. #LegendsCanDoNoWrong Read more »

- TMZ Staff

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Win Pete’s Dragon on Blu-ray™

9 December 2016 6:55 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Pete’s Dragon, a reimagining of Disney’s cherished family film centered on an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliot — who just so happens to be a dragon – is out Now on Digital Download, Blu-ray™ and DVD. You could win this heartwarming adventure to enjoy and just in time to entertain the entire family this Christmas!

© 2016 Disney

Families will be captivated by this magical movie followed by never-before-seen bonus features, including a revealing look at director David Lowery’s personal diary kept during the filming of “Pete’s Dragon,” including the design process behind the lovable dragon Elliot, deleted scenes, a tour of the film’s breathtaking production location of New Zealand, audio commentary by filmmakers/actors and hilarious bloopers.

“Pete’s Dragon” stars Bryce Dallas Howard (“Jurassic World”) as Grace, a forest ranger in the Pacific Northwest who comes across 10-year-old Pete, played by Oakes Fegley »

- Paul Heath

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Condola Rashad Joins Chiwetel Ejiofor in Netflix’s Carlton Pearson Bio, ‘Come Sunday’

7 December 2016 4:47 PM, PST | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Condola Rashad has joined Chiwetel Ejiofor, Danny Glover and Robert Redford in “Come Sunday” – the upcoming Netflix original movie that tells the true story of evangelical minister Carlton Pearson, who built one of the largest churches in Tulsa, Oklahoma,… Continue Reading → »

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Sundance Film Festival to Connect Inauguration Gatherings with Park City to Organize

7 December 2016 8:50 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The inauguration of President-Elect Donald Trump is January 20, 2017 — which is also the first full day of the Sundance Film Festival. That’s already inspired multiple festival attendees to discuss how they might arrange marches or protests, and now the festival has gone on the record to say that they will help connect any group who wishes to demonstrate with Park City so they can effectively organize. 

Read More: Sundance 2017: Check Out the Full Lineup, Including Competition Titles, Premieres and Shorts

“As an arts organization that supports freedom of speech and empowering the individual voice, we always look to create a safe space for artists and will facilitate requests from outside groups that want to host demonstrations at our 2017 Festival by connecting them with the city of Park City, Utah to organize,” a rep for the festival told The Hollywood Reporter.

Additionally, festival director John Cooper said that the lineup »

- Vikram Murthi

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Sundance 2017: Short Films Lineup Includes Kaiju Bunraku, Dawn Of The Deaf & More

6 December 2016 2:26 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Sundance Film Festival just gave attendees 68 new reasons to look forward to the January event with the announcement of their short films program that features several titles for genre fans to keep an eye on, including the creature short feature Kaiju Bunraku, the suburban satanic cult-centric Fucking Bunnies, and the post-apocalyptic Dawn of the Deaf.

We have the official press release below with full details, and stay tuned to Daily Dead for our upcoming coverage of the festival.

Press Release: Park City, Ut — Sixty-eight short films, announced today, will complement the lineup of longer fare at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. The short film slate aligns thematically with other Festival categories, including Midnight and The New Climate, the Festival’s new programming strand highlighting climate change and the environment. The Festival hosts screenings in Park City, Salt Lake City and at Sundance Mountain Resort January 19-29.

The Institute’s support for »

- Derek Anderson

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Sundance 2017: Donald Trump’s America, Kristen Stewart & Punk Rock Fill Short Films Slate

6 December 2016 1:00 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

With less than two months until Park City’s streets and paths will be teeming with Hollywood types, the 2017 Sundance Film Festival today unveiled its last slate announcement: the Short Films. Featuring the directorial debut of Kristen Stewart, a look at Nirvana's classic tune “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and various perspectives on Donald Trump's America, the 68 shorts on the slate are many ways is the heart of the Robert Redford-founded fest's original intention. “Each… »

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Jeremy Irons, Matthias Schoenaerts Join Jennifer Lawrence’s Spy Thriller ‘Red Sparrow’

6 December 2016 12:18 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Jeremy Irons and Matthias Schoenaerts have joined Jennifer Lawrence and Joel Edgerton in Fox’s spy thriller “Red Sparrow.”

Francis Lawrence, who helmed the final three films in the “Hunger Games” franchise, is re-teaming with Jennifer Lawrence for his latest directional effort. Fox has already dated “Red Sparrow” for Nov. 10, 2017.

The film is based on Jason Matthews’ novel of the same name. Justin Haythe re-wrote the script, originally by Eric Warren Singer. Chernin Entertainment is producing.

The book is set in modern-day Russia in the intelligence bureaucracy with a young woman drafted against her will to become a “sparrow,” a trained seductress assigned to operate against a first-tour CIA officer who handles the agency’s most sensitive penetration of Russian intelligence. The two young intelligence officers fall into a spiral of attraction and deception that results in her leading life as a double agent.

Irons will next star in “Assassin »

- Dave McNary

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Can we have more of Tom Cruise the actor please?

6 December 2016 7:52 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Simon Brew Dec 8, 2016

Tom Cruise continues to deliver in blockbuster movies: but it can't just be us who'd love to see him making a few more leftfield choices.

Over the weekend, we got the release of the trailer for 2017’s The Mummy movie. In it, as many were quick to point out, Tom Cruise is soon running again. Few actors run with the speed and intensity of Tom Cruise on the big screen, and few actors seem committed to the productions they take on in the manner that Cruise is. Whenever we’ve interviewed anyone to do with a Tom Cruise movie, they all volunteer just how far the man goes out of his way to have a chat, make them feel settled, and make them feel part of things.

See related  Matt Reeves interview: Dawn, Andy Serkis and blockbuster filmmaking Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes review

Appreciating it’s internet law, »

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Sundance First Look: Jason Segel In ‘The Discovery’ & Armie Hammer In Luca Guadagnino’s ‘Call Me By Your Name’

5 December 2016 2:43 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Here’s a couple of movies coming to the Sundance Film Festival, that snuck up on us by surprise — and both of them look quite promising.

Read More: 2017 Sundance Film Festival Adds ‘Wilson,’ Dee Rees’ ‘Mudbound,’ ‘Wind River’ Starring Jeremy Renner, & More  

First up is “The Discovery,” which brings together Jason Segel, Rooney Mara, Robert Redford, Jesse Plemons, Riley Keough and Ron Canada for Charlie McDowell‘s (“The One I Love“) sci-fi love story.

Continue reading Sundance First Look: Jason Segel In ‘The Discovery’ & Armie Hammer In Luca Guadagnino’s ‘Call Me By Your Name’ at The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Sundance Film Festival Unveils 2017 Premieres, Midnight, Spotlight Sections

5 December 2016 1:00 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

From a documentary about the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing to a thriller in which Texas tries to secede from the United States, the 2017 Sundance Film Festival gets more eclectic as director John Cooper and programming head Trevor Groth announce the lineups for the upcoming edition’s Premieres, Documentary Premieres, Spotlight, Midnight, and Kids sections on Monday. New films range from a look at the early days of novelist J.D. Salinger to a pair of future-set, sci-fi love stories, in a program that boasts many returning filmmakers.

For example, three years after debuting “The One I Love” in Premieres, director Charlie McDowell will unveil “The Discovery,” starring Jason Segel, Rooney Mara, and Sundance chief Robert Redford himself. Actual discoveries may seem fewer and farther between these days (many observed how few first-timers there were among the films selected for competition last week), though Cooper and Groth insist that quality is up overall in the 4,068 films they screened this year. »

- Peter Debruge

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Sundance 2017: Robert Redford, New Rashida Jones Netflix Series, ‘Rebel In The Rye’ & More On Premiere, Docu, Midnight & Kids Slates

5 December 2016 1:00 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Two years after Robert Redford’s last Sundance Film Festival onscreen appearance with Nick Nolte in A Walk In The Woods, the founder of the Utah gathering is back with The Discovery, it was revealed today as the Premieres, Documentary Premieres, Midnight, Spotlight, Kids and Special Events programs were unveiled. Co-starring past Sundancer Jason Segel and Rooney Mara, the Charlie McDowell-helmed and co-written pic is one of 18 dramas making their world debut at the… »

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Exclusive Interview: Director David Lowery on Pete’s Dragon, Roger Ebert & Trump

5 December 2016 3:50 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Sean Wilson chats to filmmaker David Lowery about his acclaimed Disney remake, the power of movie magic… and the results of a certain American Presidential election…

Few could have anticipated back in August that in a month dominated by the overhyped and underwhelming Suicide Squad, it would be a comparatively unheralded Disney reboot that would steal audiences’ hearts across the world.

The movie is Pete’s Dragon, an engrossing and emotionally powerful update of the company’s 1977 live-action/animation crossbreed, and the director is David Lowery, who adds to an eye-catching resume that also includes atmospheric 2013 drama Ain’t Them Bodies Saints.

With Pete’s Dragon out on DVD and Blu-ray on December 5th, I spoke to David about the challenges of communicating to a young target audience and how, on a day of upsetting political news (this interview was recorded on 9th November), his role as film director is »

- Sean Wilson

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Pete’s Dragon (2016)

3 December 2016 10:11 AM, PST | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Does anybody still care about great movies for small children? If so, here's a good one. A big, furry green dragon named Elliot is the kind of playmate every lonely kid wants. It's a non-musical rethinking of the old 1977 movie, made with taste, discretion, and plenty of heart. Pete's Dragon Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD Walt Disney Studios 2016 / Color / 2:39 widescreen / 103 min. / Street Date November 29, 2016 / 39.99 Starring Bryce Dallas Howard, Robert Redford, Oakes Fegley, Wes Bentley, Karl Urban, Oona Laurence, Isiah Whitlock Jr. . Cinematography Bojan Bazelli Film Editor Lisa Zeno Churgin Original Music Daniel hart Written by David Lowery, Toby Halbrooks based on screenplay by Malcolm Marmorstein based on a story by Seton I. Miller, S.S. Field Produced by James Whitaker Directed by David Lowery

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

I think I watched only about four minutes of the old Pete's Dragon on TV long ago, before ditching out. I can see »

- Glenn Erickson

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Sundance reveals New Frontier programme by Amber Wilkinson - 2016-12-02 00:34:47

1 December 2016 4:34 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Chasing Coral Photo: Caitlin Seaview Survey Sundance Film Festival has announced the New Frontier line-up for next year's festival, which runs in Utah from January 19 to 29.

The slate includes storyworlds in Augmented Reality headsets, projection-mapped acrobatics, a Vr beauty salon producing neuroscience data via the internet of things and a host of Vr story experiences.

Live performances, a feature film and augmented reality experiences will complement a total of 20 Vr and augmented reality experiences and 11 installations, showcased between three venues in Park City.

Sundance founder Robert Redford said: “Every year, more artists are drawn to the vanguard of art and technology: independent, creative storytellers have more tools to break the mold than ever before. For the last decade-plus, New Frontier’s vision has evolved and grown with this expanding palette, to curate and showcase the most exciting new work made with the latest advances.”

New Frontier chief curator Shari Frilot added: “In an. »

- Amber Wilkinson

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