Their Tiff purchasing blitz wasn’t exactly over and done with. After Samba, 99 Homes and Eden, Broad Green Pictures have now added a touch of New Zealand in James Napier Robertson’s The Dark Horse. Yesterday, the distrib released their inaugural release slate with Mia Hansen-Løve’s latest being pushed out of the nest first — you can view the half dozen releases after the jump.
Gist: Starring Cliff Curtis, this is a true story based on the life of a charismatic, brilliant but little-known New Zealand Hero and chess champion – Genesis Potini, aka Gen.
Worth Noting: Robertson’s little known directorial debut is 2009′s I’m Not Harry Jenson.
Do We Care?: We’d normally not be inclined to see anything that groups feel-good, underdogs, chess and biopic elements, but Variety’s Peter Debruge appears to be a solid supporter calling this, “a stunning yet subtle Cliff Curtis performance, »
- Eric Lavallee
Kristen Stewart seemed loose and relaxed on Conan O’Brien last night and indirectly shed some light on her relationship with Alicia Cargile, who may be her lover as well as her personal assistant, according to tabloids. But it’s not what you think. She joked about Justin Bieber, meeting Robert Redford and winning the Cesar, the French equivalent of an Oscar for her role in the movie “Clouds of Sils Maria.” But her most telling comments came when she and O’Brien got into a discussion about Conan’s long working relationship with his personal assistant, Sona Movsesian. ...Read More »
When Kristen Stewart sat down with Conan on Wednesday, he mentioned her appearance in Jenny Lewis's "Just One of the Guys" music video, and she couldn't help but laugh when he noted that she resembled a certain singer. He showed a clip of the video, which came out last July, and in it, she's seen showing off her dancing skills while rocking a snapback hat and athleticwear. After watching the clip, Conan asked Kristen, "Were you channeling who I think you were channeling for that? It felt like you were doing a Justin Bieber." Although the star didn't confirm who exactly inspired her performance, she did jokingly reply, "In his dreams!" She also shared how starstruck she was when she met Robert Redford at this year's Sundance Film Festival. Watch Kristen's chat with Conan above, and then check out all the different roles she's played over the years. »
Reboots, videogame adaptations, and a few long awaited sequels are all due for release next year
Now that Fast & Furious 7 has formally opened summer blockbuster season 2015 up, it's time for us to take our traditional look at the big movies gracing multiplexes this time next year.
2016 is set to be a pivotal summer, too. There are big movies in both the DC and Marvel cinematic universes. Warner Bros is looking to launch the first of six King Arthur movies, whilst Universal may get cracking with its classic monster cinematic universe. And - yep - we may even get the world's first great film based on a videogame.
Summer blockbuster season 2016 stretches from March through to August, and here's what treats are lined up. Please note, we've gone with Us release dates, for the purposes of this feature, as that's where most of the films will debut first.
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Panama – Iff Panama is celebrating the work of the highly acclaimed Brazilian director and visual artist Karim Aïnouz with a retrospective of his work. The focus sees the screenings of all five of his features: “Praia do Futuro,” “The Silver Cliff” (“O Abismo Prateado”), “I Travel Because I Have To, I Come Back Because I Love You” (“Viajo Porque Preciso, Volto Porque te Amo”), “Love For Sale” (“O Céu de Suely”) and “Madame Satã.”
A first time visitor to Iff Panama, Aïnouz is no stranger to film festivals having used them as a very effective shop window to premier and display his work, and also to enjoy and embrace the work of other filmmakers as a member of festival juries.
- Christopher Pickard
Ramin Bahrani’s “99 Homes” will be released on Sept. 25. Broad Green bought the film last September following screenings and strong reviews at the Venice, Telluride and Toronto Film Festivals.
Garfield plays a construction worker evicted from his home by a real estate broker (played by Michael Shannon) and forced to move his mother (Laura Dern) and young son into a shabby motel. He then goes to work for the broker and must evict honest families from their homes.
“A Walk in the Woods,” starring Redford and Nick Nolte, will bow Sept. 2. It debuted at Sundance and is directed by Ken Kwapis; co-stars are Emma Thompson, Mary Steenburgen, Nick Offerman and Kristen Schaal.
Broad Green, operated by brothers Gabriel and Daniel Hammond as a production-distribution concern, has »
- Dave McNary
Miley Cyrus is headed to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame — to induct Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, that is. The Hall of Fame made the announcement Wednesday for its 30th annual Induction Ceremony, which takes place on Saturday, April 18 at Cleveland’s Public Hall. In addition to the “Wrecking Ball” singer playing her part, Zac Brown and Tom Morello will perform for the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, John Mayer and Gary Clark, Jr. will perform for Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble. Beck and Karen O. will play to honor Lou Reed, and John Legend is set to perform for Bill Withers. »
- Tony Maglio
PBS and BBC Arena are partnering on "American Epic," a three-part historical documentary that traces the birth of modern music, going all the way back to the culture renaissances that shaped recorded music in the United States. (Trailer below.) Executive-produced by T Bone Burnett, Robert Redford and Jack White, "American Epic" settles in the 1920s when record companies scouted new talent in the Us and will wend its way through the development of the blues, country, gospel, Hawaiian, Cajun and folk music that spawned today's rock, pop, R&B and hip-hop. Read More: Telluride Tributes T Bone Burnett The three episodes will feature previously unseen film footage, unpublished photographs and exclusive interviews. And the docu-series will be followed by "The American Epic Sessions," a feature-length film with performances by contemporary musicians working with the techniques of yesteryear, with American artists recording "straight to wax" »
- Ryan Lattanzio
PBS and the BBC Arena today announced the production of "American Epic," a 3-part historical documentary, and "The American Epic Sessions," a feature-length film, executive produced by T Bone Burnett, Robert Redford and Jack White, which takes audiences on a journey across time, to the birth of modern music, "when the musical strands of a diverse nation first combined, sparking a cultural renaissance that forever transformed the future of music and the world," says the press release. Directed by British filmmakers, Bernard MacMahon and Allison McGourty, both will premiere in the USA and UK this fall. In addition to »
- Tambay A. Obenson
PBS and the BBC’s docu showcase series “Arena” are partnering on “American Epic,” a three-part series chronicling the first recordings of American roots music in the 1920s. Robert Redford, T Bone Burnett and the White Stripes’ Jack White are exec producing the series.
The docu-series will be followed by a feature-length film, “The American Epic Sessions,” which will include performances by contemporary musicians as they attempt to record music using techniques of the 1920s and ’30s, including recording directly to wax with a record lathe. Performers set for the sessions include White, Alabama Shakes, the Avett Brothers, Beck, Merle Haggard, Elton John, Los Lobos, Taj Mahal, Steve Martin & Edie Brickell, Nas, Willie Nelson and Raphael Saadiq.
“This is America’s greatest untold story,” Redford said in a statement. “It’s an account of the cultural revolution that ultimately united a nation.”
The series will be directed by Bernard MacMahon, »
- Marianne Zumberge
Jack White, T Bone Burnett and Robert Redford have teamed up to executive produce American Epic, a historical music project encompassing a three-part documentary series, a feature-length film and companion album releases. The documentary and film will explore the pivotal early use of a primitive recording machine used by record companies in the 1920s as they toured America and "for the first time captured the raw expression of an emerging culture." The American Epic documentary and film, directed by Bernard MacMahon, are scheduled to air on PBS and BBC Arena this fall. »
Robert Redford, Jack White and T Bone Burnett are banding together with PBS and BBC Arena on historical music recording documentary “American Epic.” The three-part feature-length film, which will showcase contemporary artists in recording sessions, is set to air in the U.S. and U.K. this fall. Additionally, the doc will include companion music releases from Columbia Records, Sony Music’s Legacy Recordings and White’s Third Man Records. “‘American Epic’ takes us on a journey across time to the birth of modern music, when the musical strands of a diverse nation first combined, sparking a cultural renaissance that »
- Tony Maglio
PBS and BBC Arena are teaming for American Epic, a three-part documentary series and feature-length film that trace an era when the music of ordinary citizens was recorded for the first time across America. Executive produced by T Bone Burnett, Robert Redford and Jack White, it will air in the U.S. and the UK this fall, culminating in a studio session featuring such contemporary and roots-music greats as Beck, Nas, Willie Nelson and Taj Mahal. Calling the project… »
It’s almost impossible to think about the last forty years of cinema without taking into consideration the massive effect that George Lucas has on audiences and venues alike. His films remain some of the most popular of all time, his post-production facilities have helped shaped works that span from blockbuster studio extravaganzas to award-winning independents, and his championing of new processes for the creation, exhibition and preservation of cinematic works is unparalleled in the history of the medium.
Now, for the first time ever, the original six Star Wars films will be available as the Star Wars Digital Movie Collection for digital download complete with bonus content for each movie. You can pre-order digital versions of Star Wars now in the Cineplex Store and experience Star Wars again in preparation for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
- Jason Gorber
The story follows a titan of industry sent to prison for insider trading. When she emerges ready to rebrand herself as America’s latest sweetheart, not everyone she screwed over is so quick to forgive and forget.
Schaal will portray a Scout leader.
Falcone and McCarthy are also producing through their On the Day Productions, along with Will Ferrell and Adam McKay through their Gary Sanchez Productions. Senior VP of production Erik Baiers and creative executive Chloe Yellin will oversee the project for Universal.
- Dave McNary
The film, co-directed and produced by Nate Adams, will open in select theaters nationwide and on-demand on May 22.
Newman’s racing career spanned 35 years. He won four national championships as a driver and eight championships as an owner.
Carolla started restoring and racing vintage racecars in 2003 and has since acquired, restored and raced seven cars that Newman raced.
“There were so many incredible stories about Newman over his 35-year racing career and I was amazed that no one wanted to commit to telling his story,” he said.
- Dave McNary
Is this heaven? Nope, it’s Opening Week.
It all started Sunday night with the Cardinals at the Cubs with St. Louis winning 3 to 0.
To celebrate the first pitch of Opening Week, here’s our list of the best Baseball movies.
One of the best baseball biopics to come along over the years, The Rookie, starring Dennis Quaid, tells the true story of Jim Morris, a man who finally gets a shot at his lifelong dream-pitching in the big leagues. A high school science teacher/baseball coach, Morris’ players make a bet with him:if they win district, »
- Movie Geeks
Long before two-time Oscar winner Dustin Hoffman decided to become an actor he dreamed of a career as a classical pianist. Now, at age 77, Hoffman gets the chance to indulge his passion as Boychoir’s inscrutable Master Carvelle.
“I wanted to be a musician but I was never talented enough,” says Hoffman during an interview at the Toronto International Film Festival. Initially, he studied music at Santa Monica College before making the switch to acting.
“I have small hands so I can’t reach much more than an octave,” he says with his fingers stretched over an imaginary keyboard. “And, I think you have to have one of two qualifications; you have to have a really good ear or be a good sight-reader, and I’m neither.”
- Ingrid Randoja - Cineplex Magazine
The latest issue of Metal Hammer magazine was already shaping up to be a special one, with Slipknot's Corey Taylor guest-editing the issue, but it became an absolute dream for metal and horror fans when Taylor asked The Walking Dead comic book artist Charlie Adlard to illustrate the cover and participate in an exclusive interview. We take a look at that cover (and the behind-the-scenes process of its creation) in our latest round-up, in addition to details on the feature film adaptation of Joe Kelly and Ken Niimura's I Kill Giants graphic novel and Arrow Video's impressive limited edition Blu-ray/DVD release of Society.
Charlie Adlard's Metal Hammer Magazine: "Charlie Adlard – acclaimed illustrator from the Walking Dead comics – has designed Metal Hammer magazine’s special gatefold front cover with Exclusive artwork of every member of Slipknot. Trust us, it looks badass.
Slipknot’s Corey Taylor has taken over »
- Derek Anderson
There is going to come a time, not so long from now, when there aren’t any actors who haven’t played some part in a comic book movie. When once it was considered sacrilege to play multiple roles in the genre, some actors – like Ryan Reynolds – have appeared in four or five, and the power and financial draw of the genre is attracting actors of incredible stature.
Now as the genre grows even larger and actors come to the end of their contracts, there are rumours almost weekly of another star player pulling on spandex for either Marvel or DC, and some of the rumours are incredibly alluring. Others are just plain odd, but then you probably would have said the same thing about Heath Ledger playing The Joker… »
- Simon Gallagher
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