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Marrakech to Honor Bill Murray, Willem Dafoe

24 November 2015 4:02 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Bill Murray and Willem Dafoe figure among the film personalities to be honored at the 15th Marrakech Intl. Film Festival, which runs Dec. 4-12.

Moroccan cinematographer Kamal Derkaoui (“The Tall Man”), Bollywood actress Madhuri Dixit and multi-laureled South-Korean genre helmer Park Chan-Wook will also receive tributes at the Moroccan fest.

One of the key events in Africa and the Arab world, the Marrakech Fest has a large ability to attract significant actors and directors in a context where they are willing to talk to some length and with easier access about their careers. This year is no exception.

The 2015 edition will also pay tribute to Atom Egoyan, who will preside a Canadian delegation at the festival.

Masterclasses with renowned Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami, Turkish-German auteur Fatih Akin and Park Chan-wook have also been announced.

“The personalities receiving tributes and delivering masterclasses at the 15th edition represent, between them, a beacon of hope for the future, »

- Emiliano De Pablos

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Martin Sheen Says He’s Proud Of Son Charlie Sheen’s Courage In Disclosing His HIV Status

19 November 2015 9:36 AM, PST | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Martin Sheen is proud of his son Charlie Sheen, who recently admitted publicly that he is HIV-positive. Martin Sheen Praises Charlie Sheen Following Charlie’s interview with Today’s Matt Lauer Monday, Martin spoke out about his son’s diagnosis and decision to come forward while attending an event at the Ritz-Carlton resort in Naples, Fla. “It was […]

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- Chelsea Regan

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Martin Sheen Supports Charlie Sheen’s HIV Reveal: ‘It Was the Most Difficult Thing He’d Ever Done’

18 November 2015 10:23 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Martin Sheen has come out in support of his son Charlie Sheen following the latter’s recent reveal of being HIV-positive. “He had been leading up to this sort of story for several months, and we kept encouraging him to do it,” the elder Sheen said onstage during the eighth annual Cme Group’s Global Financial Leadership Conference Tuesday, according to Naples Daily News. “And he kept backing away and backing away because it was like going to his own execution, I guess… It was the most difficult thing he’d ever done. And he kind of sealed it when he called Matt. »

- Linda Ge

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Martin Sheen -- Charlie Reminds Me of Robert F. Kennedy

18 November 2015 7:30 AM, PST | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Charlie Sheen's father encouraged him for months to go public with his HIV diagnosis, but Martin Sheen admits he wasn't sure Charlie would do it until he saw him in the "Today'" studio. Martin was at a gala in Florida Tuesday night when he opened up about how courageous he thinks Charlie was to do the Matt Lauer interview. He said Charlie was hesitant for so long "because it was like going to his own execution, »

- TMZ Staff

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Charlie Sheen's Father Martin Sheen Speaks Out About Son's HIV Announcement: "I Couldn't Believe the Level of Courage"

18 November 2015 6:59 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Martin Sheen was a champion of the HIV virus long before his son, Charlie Sheen, publicly announced his HIV-positive diagnosis. Now, the Hollywood veteran is opening up about his son's courage in revealing his longtime struggle.  During the eighth annual Cme Group's Global Financial Leadership Conference held Tuesday, the Golden Globe winner took a moment at the podium to share a few thoughts about his son's recent statements.  "He had been leading up to this sort of story for several months, and we kept encouraging him to do it," the father said, according to a report by the Naples Daily News. "He kept backing away and backing away because it was like going to his own »

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Martin Sheen's History of HIV/AIDS Activism: How Charlie Sheen's Father Has Been Supporting the Cause for 30 Years

17 November 2015 4:44 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Martin Sheen is no stranger to the fight against HIV and AIDS.  Over the past few decades, the veteran actor has been forthright in his activism for many causes—including civil, animal and labor rights—but his passion for combating the illness that affects an estimated 35 million people worldwide now hits particularly close to home. Martin's son Charlie Sheen revealed Tuesday that he is HIV-positive, telling Today's Matt Lauer the diagnosis was a "turning point" in his turbulent personal life. And although the elder Sheen has yet to comment on his 50-year-old son's health, Martin, 75, offered consistent support to Charlie during his infamous »

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'Grace And Frankie' Producers -- Create Literal Blame Game For Netflix Show Hang-ups

30 October 2015 12:20 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Lo and behold the Wheel of Blame ... created by the producers of "Grace and Frankie" who got tired of hearing excuses every time production got postponed and created a literal blame game. The wheel is hilarious, asking the token question heard on sets, "What's taking so long?" Possible culprits include ... "Camera," "Sound," "Catering" and "The actors," which include Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Martin Sheen. "Obama In Town," "Global Warming" and  "Donald Trump" are also included in the excuses. »

- TMZ Staff

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Stephen King Week: Scott Looks Back at The Dead Zone

29 October 2015 5:34 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

This was not my first trip down Stephen King Lane. Having seen, by this point in 1983, Carrie, ‘Salem’s Lot, and The Shining, and terrified by some (sorry, Jack, you were a dull boy to me), I eagerly awaited the next screen adaptation from his ever expanding library. At this point I was just starting to delve into his novels, but The Dead Zone had not come across my radar. With little idea what the film was about, I went in cold and staggered out of the theater, stunned by what I had just witnessed. It stands as my favorite King adaptation for its ability to touch me in a way few horror films have been able to do.

The Dead Zone tells the tale of Johnny Smith, a schoolteacher who falls into a five year coma after a horrific car crash. When he awakens, he has the power of second sight, »

- Scott Drebit

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Apocalypse Wow: Hear James McAvoy in an Orson Welles take of Conrad's Heart of Darkness

22 October 2015 3:39 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Did you know that Orson Welles wrote a screenplay for Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness in 1939?

Welles not only wanted to to direct, but wanted to star as both Marlow and Kurtz. The screenplay was that bit too much for Rko Studios who shelved the project.

The story of course was used as the basis of Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now, which shifted the action to the Vietnam War and starred Martin Sheen as Marlow (renamed Willard) and Marlon Brando as Kurtz.

Welles's screenplay has been adapted into a radio play, with the action returning to the original 1890s setting.

It stars James McAvoy as Marlow, who reunites with his Macbeth theatre director Jamie Lloyd on the project.

Unmade Movies: Orson Welles' Heart of Darkness gets its first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on October 24.

The screenplay has been written by Lloyd with producer Laurence Bowen, with music by Ben and Max Ringham. »

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[Review] Trash

11 October 2015 12:39 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

It’s not every day that a three-time Oscar nominee for directing decides on a foreign language film to be his next project, but that’s exactly what Stephen Daldry of Billy Elliot, The Hours, and The Reader fame has done. Following in the footsteps of fellow Brit Danny Boyle—whose journey to India for Slumdog Millionaire earned his sole nomination and subsequently an Oscar win—Daldry takes on the novel Trash written by Andy Mulligan about three impoverished boys working as garbage pickers who find something in their nameless city’s landfill that sparks a police manhunt with grave political stakes. Adapted by Richard Curtis and situated in Brazil with corruption regarding its looming Olympics, this effectively tense adventure also delivers the heart and heroism audiences love.

Will it spell the same success as Boyle’s phenomenon? I doubt it. Not only is Portuguese used so prevalently that this »

- Jared Mobarak

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Trash Movie Review

9 October 2015 10:07 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Trash Focus World Reviewed by: Harvey Karten for CompuServe ShowBiz. Databased on Rotten Tomatoes. Grade: B Director:  Stephen Daldry Written by: Richard Curtis, based on Andy Mulligan’s book Cast: Rickson Tévis, Eduardo Luís, Gabriel Weinstein, Martin Sheen, Rooney Mara, Wagner Moura, Selton Mello Screened at: Review 2, NYC, 10/5/15 Opens:  October 9, 2015 Call this a Brazilian “Slumdog Millionaire” with  Marxist undertones, “Trash” is a crowd-pleasing film featuring strong performances from a group of boys under the age of eighteen who do their own stunts.  (Oh, to be young again.)  The slum dwellers do become multi-millionaires if only for a few moments but the way they treat their new-found fortune  [ Read More ]

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- Harvey Karten

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Trash | Review

9 October 2015 7:15 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Another Man’s Treasure: Daldry Revisits Themes of Childhood Lost

The muted reception behind the latest film from thrice Oscar nominated director Stephen Daldry seems curious, as the Brazilian set Trash, based on an acclaimed 2010 Ya novel by Andy Mulligan, often doesn’t belie the nature of its origins. Sure, it seems somewhat like a bid to follow in the footsteps of fellow Brit Danny Boyle’s third world set and critically acclaimed 2008 film Slumdog Millionaire, at least in its rather even keel balance of miserabilism and hopeful yearning, but this audience friendly fodder seems like a victim of underwhelming marketing.

Premiering at the end of 2014 at the Rio de Janeiro Film Festival, the title gets a bit of added validity thanks to a co-directing credit for first-timer Christian Duurvoort (previously a coach, trainer and actor on several productions by Fernando Meirelles) and actually features the native language of the »

- Nicholas Bell

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Forecast: WB's 'Pan' Faces Stiff Competition and Low Expectations

8 October 2015 11:02 AM, PDT | Box Office Mojo | See recent news »

Warner Bros' Pan is this week's new wide release. The film is a new telling of the Peter Pan origin story from director Joe Wright (Pride & Prejudice, Atonement), starring Hugh Jackman as the villainous Blackbeard and newcomer Levi Miller in the title role. A week ago it was reported the film's opening weekend was tracking as low as $21-22 million, worrisome numbers for a film said to be budgeted at $150 million, and I'm having a hard time going even that high with my predictions. In an attempt to find similar titles for comparison there are plenty to choose from, one such being Disney's Oz the Great and Powerful, which opened to the tune of $79.1 million in 2013. On the opposite end of the box office spectrum there's Universal's attempt at a live-action Pan movie back in 2003, which opened with $11.1 million. Adjusted for inflation, that opening number climbs to $15.4 million, a bit »

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Best Old School Horror/Mystery Television Series

8 October 2015 5:00 AM, PDT | Boomtron | See recent Boomtron news »

Halloween is almost here and it is time to snuggle in with your cats/significant other/or whatever else makes you feel snuggly and warm and get to binge watching some weird or scary shows. The weather is getting cooler and the atmosphere is getting spookier so check out these four television shows for the weird, scary, and downright odd.

Twin Peaks

Twin Peaks has everything. Murder, serial killers, possession by the other worldly, love triangles, amnesia, a lady who hears a log talk to her, drugs, and sex. But the best part of the series is Agent Dale Cooper played by  Kyle MacLachlan and Sherilyn Fenn as Audrey Horne. Both are gorgeous and Agent Cooper is marvelously eccentric while falling in love with the life that is Twin Peaks.

While this show isn’t really scary, it is the definition of weird. The supernatural aspects of the show kept »

- Sarah Sommer

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Top 5 Films about Killer Kids

7 October 2015 9:05 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Sure, children are our future. But what if they turn out to be our demise? Whether kids are compelled to murder through the extremity of a situation or because they are seemingly rotten to the core, the idea that precious innocence can be twisted into something hideously unrecognizable continues to be a terrifying trope of the horror genre. Here is a list of movies where creepy little hands commit unspeakable deeds.

5. The Bad Seed

Written by John Lee Mahin, Maxwell Anderson, and William March

Written by Mervyn LeRoy

USA, 1956

The Bad Seed’s Rhonda (Patty McCormack) is a pig-tailed little girl who threatens, hurts, and murders anyone who hinders her from getting every whim. Although the film skirts around this truth for too long, it is clear from the beginning that she is the culprit of any pain being inflicted. The movie contains lengthy intervals where almost nothing happens, but »

- Lane Scarberry

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Inside 'Red Oaks': An Eighties TV Show That's Not Ironic

6 October 2015 11:26 AM, PDT | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

"The Eighties were good to me," says Jennifer Grey, and considering she's best known for having the time of her life with Patrick Swayze in 1987's Dirty Dancing, that would make sense. "You know those people who rock that hairdo from the moment they got laid the most in their life? The Eighties are a bit like that for me."

Grey, who also appeared in Red Dawn and Ferris Bueller's Day Off, isn't quite ready to leave the age of Rubik's cubes and Max Headroom behind — she currently appears as »

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Watch: Rooney Mara Teaches English In Clip From Stephen Daldry's 'Trash'

6 October 2015 10:01 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Rooney Mara is taking audiences to some interesting places this weekend at the box office. At the multiplex, she's part of the colorful world of Neverland in Joe Wright's "Pan," while at the arthouse, she steps into the no less vibrant streets of Brazil for three-time Oscar nominee Stephen Daldry's "Trash." And today we have an exclusive clip from the movie featuring Mara, and the kids who are central to the tale. Read More: Watch The First U.S. Trailer For Stephen Daldry's 'Trash' With Rooney Mara Based on the book by Andy Mulligan, and featuring Martin Sheen and Wagner Moura, the story revolves around three kids — played by Rickson Tevez, Luis Eduardo, and Gabriel Weinstein — whose discovery of a wallet in a local dump sets them off an unexpected adventure that will have them dodging the police. However, they find help from a pair »

- Edward Davis

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What Took Stephen Daldry's 'Trash,' Starring Rooney Mara, So Long to Open? (Trailer)

1 October 2015 11:25 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Focus World, the digital arm of Focus Features, is finally releasing the long-delayed movie on October 9th in NY, La, digital HD, and On Demand.  What went wrong? Well, basically, Daldry and co-director Christian Duurvoort shot a gritty, run-and-gun movie starring three unknown Brazilian boys in Portuguese in Rio de Janeiro. That means sub-titles are involved. Martin Sheen and Rooney Mara play supporting roles as a missionary and his assistant who offer safe harbor for many favela dwellers and help the boys. The entertaining, well-shot movie hinges on a boy, Rafael (Rickson Tevis) who finds a rich man's wallet as he scrabbles through Rio's gargantuan garbage dump. It turns out that it contains vital information that many powerful men--and corrupt cops--are eager to find. The movie hangs on the performance of the three boys as they follow the wallet's clues, "Charade"-style, just ahead of their pursuers, racing across rooftops and through Rio's colorful. »

- Anne Thompson

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Emmys 2015: HBO sweeps, Hamm finally wins, and new rules make new winners

20 September 2015 8:45 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

So let's tally up some of the highs and lows of tonight's Emmy awards (here are all your winners): Jon Hamm finally won an Emmy for playing Don Draper. Amy Poehler never won an Emmy for playing Leslie Knope. Viola Davis made history by becoming the first African-American actress to win a drama lead actress Emmy, and gave a scorching, beautiful speech about it. "Game of Thrones" made history by winning the most Emmys in a single year for anyone series, but for its weakest season to date. Andy Samberg bombed in the room as host, though seemed to be doing much better with a certain brand of comedy fan at home. HBO absolutely dominated, walking away with the winners for best comedy ("Veep"), best drama ("Game of Thrones"), best made-for-television movie ("Bessie"), and best limited series ("Olive Kitteridge"). And it'll almost certainly win the variety talk show award »

- Alan Sepinwall

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6 Essential New Latin American Films From 2015

17 September 2015 10:41 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: How NYC Became the Nexus of Latin American Films in the U.S. Currently, one of the best showcases for Latin American Cinema is the American Film Institute's "Latin American Film Festival" which takes place with participation from Spain and Portugal in Silver Spring, Maryland. This year's gathering — its 26th edition — opens today with "Sand Dollars," from the Dominican Republic. The film stars Geraldine Chaplin as an older lesbian in a love triangle with a local girl. The festival ends October 7 with "Trash," a Brazilian film about trash pickers and local corruption, starring Martin Sheen and Rooney Mara, set in the favelas. In between, more than 40 films from 20 countries will screen. While fine films represent Latin American cinema hotspots like Argentina — for example, "El Cinco," about a retiring soccer player (Esteban Lamothe)— some of the best features hail from smaller countries, like Paz Fábrega's enchanting »

- Gary M. Kramer

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