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Stephen Daldry’s ‘Trash’ Bags Top Rome Fest Nod

3 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

British director Stephen Daldry’s “Trash,” about a trio of charismatic kids living next to a Rio garbage dump who stumble upon evidence certain to bring down a corrupt politico, took the top nod at the recently reconfigured Rome Film Festival where, instead of a jury, prizes are decided by paying ticket holders, to serve as a testing ground for distributors.

Trash,” A South American answer of sorts to “Slumdog Millionaire,” world-preemed in Rio. Scripted by Richard Curtis, it features turns by Martin Sheen and Rooney Mara, alongside a mostly Brazilian cast. Universal will be releasing worldwide.

Daldry’s previous three pics, “Billy Elliot,” “The Hours,” and “The Reader,” all earned Oscar noms.

The top nod in the auteur-driven Cinema d’Oggi section went to prominent Chinese theatre director Xu Ang’s “12 Citizens,” inspired by Sydney Lumet’s 1957 Hollywood classic “Twelve Angry Men.”

The Mondo Genre section prize went to “Haider, »

- Nick Vivarelli

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Stephen Daldry’s Trash wins top Rome award

5 hours ago | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Other winners included Chinese crime drama 12 Citizens and an Indian adaptation of Hamlet.Scroll down for full list of winners

The 9th Rome Film Festival (Oct 15-25) drew to a close tonight with an awards ceremony that saw Stephen Daldry’s Trash take home the Bnl People’s Choice Gala Award.

Set in Brazil, the film centres on three youngsters who make a discovery in a trash dump that puts them on the run from the police. Rooney Mara and Martin Sheen star in the film from Oscar-nominated Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Hours).

It beat competition from 14 other titles including David Fincher’s Gone Girl, Steven Soderbergh’s TV series The Knick and Andrea Di Stefano’s Escobar: Paradise Lost.

This year for the first time the award-winners in each section of the programme were decided by the audience on the basis of votes cast after the screenings.

Click here for red carpet pictures from Rome[p »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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War is hell! 9 brutal war movies to watch before Fury

23 October 2014 1:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The long and illustrious line of films about war extends this week with the release of Brad Pitt's Fury, a drama about the crew of a WWII Sherman tank fighting for their lives behind enemy lines.

David Ayer's film is brutal and bloody, highlighting the sheer trauma of warfare. In time for Fury's release, Digital Spy takes a look at 9 different war films that will leave you shaken.

1. Paths of Glory (1957)

Stanley Kubrick famously moved between directing in different genres, but war was something he returned to on multiple occasions. His 1957 offering heads to the trenches of Wwi as mutiny takes hold. The futility of war is clear for all to see here, and the film ends with a moving rendition of German folk song 'The Faithful Hussar' by Kubrick's future wife Christiane.

2. The Deer Hunter (1978)

Few movies get under the skin of men at war quite »

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58th BFI London Film Festival Review – Foxcatcher (2014)

22 October 2014 11:45 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Foxcatcher, 2014.

Directed by Bennett Miller.

Starring Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, Sienna Miller, Anthony Michael Hall, and Vanessa Redgrave.

Synopsis:

Based on the true story of Mark Schultz, an Olympic wrestler whose relationship with sponsor John du Pont and brother Dave Schultz would lead to unlikely circumstances.

Bennett Miller has slowly begun his ascent into the Premier League of Hollywood directors. His extraordinary work on Capote and Moneyball has lifted him in amongst a handful of film maestro’s that has made him a magnet for talent. And three years after his jaunt into the worlds of baseball, he is back with Foxcatcher, a film with a huge weight of expectation after a six-minute standing ovation at this year’s Cannes.

Once more with a Miller film, Foxcatcher tells the true story of the relationship between wrestling brothers Mark (Tatum) and Dave Schultz (Ruffalo) and wealthy wrestling fan/admirer »

- Scott J. Davis

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The bonkers brilliance of Regular Show

22 October 2014 6:27 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Season one of Cartoon Network's insanely creative Regular Show has finally reached the UK on DVD. Here's why it's worth tracking down...

“Ah, yeah. I love Adventure Time too. Do you watch Regular Show?”

I’ve been asked variations of this question about 50 times. I’ve taken the UK first season DVD release as my prompt to finally check out Regular Show, and it turns out that all those annoying people going on about it all this time were right. I’m one of them now. Do you like Adventure Time? Cool, yeah, me too. Do you watch Regular Show? You should check it out. It’s really good. Here’s what’s so good about it.

Regular Show is about Mordecai, a blue jay, and Rigby, a raccoon. They’re a couple of twenty-something slackers who are more interested in playing video-games than doing their jobs at the park where they’re employed. »

- louisamellor

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"Stephen Daldry’s Brazilian Answer To 'Slumdog Millionaire' ": First Reviews For 'Trash' With Rooney Mara Roll In

20 October 2014 1:39 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

While producers, filmmakers, and distributors hustle to get their movies in one of the major fall film festivals—Venice, Telluride, Toronto, New York—one movie that casually sidestepped all of them was Stephen Daldry's "Trash." The Brazil-shot film premiered at the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival (naturally), hit the Haifa Film Fesitval, then the Rome Film Festival, with the Abu Dhabi Film Festival coming later this week, and the Stockholm International Film Film Festival next month. Now the first reviews are starting to roll in. While the movie features names like Rooney Mara, Wagner Moura, and Martin Sheen, it actually pivots around three boys (Rickson Teves, Eduardo Luis, and Gabriel Weinstein) and a wallet full of cash found while trash-picking in the local dump. With a reward out for its return, they turn to a pair of missionaries who may just be able to help them solve the mystery, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Cinema-on-demand takes off

19 October 2014 5:30 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

The initial results on films pitched to Australian moviegoers via cinema-on-demand platform Tugg, either as an exclusive offering or in combination with conventional distribution, have been encouraging. The co-venture between the Us-based Tugg and David Doepel.s Leap Frog Films has been holding screenings in Australia since March at Event Cinemas, Hoyts, Reading and independent cinemas around the country. Pinnacle will utilise the scheme, which enables moviegoers to select a title from a library and organise screenings at participating cinemas, for the release of Decoding Annie Parker.. Steven Bernstein.s drama is based on true events which chronicles two remarkable women: Annie Parker, a three time cancer survivor, and geneticist Mary-Claire King, whose discovery of the breast cancer Brca gene mutation was one of the most important discoveries of the 20th century. Louise Wadley.s All About E (formerly The Trouble With E), a lesbian love story/ road trip/ thriller that follows a beautiful, »

- Don Groves

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Rome Film Festival: Rooney Mara on Language Challenges in Portuguese Film 'Trash'

19 October 2014 10:44 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Academy Award-nominated director Stephen Daldry explored the underbelly of Brazil in his latest film Trash. The film, which had its European premiere in Rome Saturday night, follows three teenagers who find a wallet while sorting through landfills. The wallet has grave consequences for a corrupt politician and his equally corrupt police force who are intent on recovering it from the boys. The movie is shot in Portuguese, and Rooney Mara and Martin Sheen play the only Americans in the film, an Ngo worker and a priest, respectively. Mara’s character is able to help the boys by getting their story out

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- Ariston Anderson

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Kal Penn unaware Bollywood role would be in Hindi

19 October 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Kal Penn has revealed that he signed up for a part in Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain unaware that his lines would be in Hindi.

The Harold & Kumar actor only realised it wasn't in English when it came to the first script reading.

Set against the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy, Penn plays a tabloid journalist who attempts to expose safety issues at the plant ahead of the disaster.

Penn stars alongside Martin Sheen, Mischa Barton and Bollywood actors Rajpal Yadav and Tannishtha Chatterjee in the project.

The 37-year-old is currently in Mumbai promoting the movie ahead of its theatrical release.

Produced by Sahara Movie Studios and Rising Star Entertainment, Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain makes its debut on December 5. »

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'Trash': Rome Review

18 October 2014 9:29 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The film may be set in the lively, and sometimes deadly, favelas of Rio de Janeiro, but the story couldn’t be more Hollywood than in Trash, director Stephen Daldry’s Brazilian crowdpleaser about three penniless teenage boys who battle corruption in their own crafty ways. Filled with numerous plot twists, street chases and upbeat vibes that will conquer the hearts of Western viewers seeking a safe foray into Third World territory – and one for which they’re accompanied by the do-gooding Martin Sheen and Rooney Mara – this energetic cross-cultural affair resolves local issues in a manner that only

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- Jordan Mintzer

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Martin Sheen Christens Sea Shepherd Conservation Society’s Newest Vessel on October 18

18 October 2014 8:26 AM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

This Saturday. October 18, 2014 at 10:30 Am,  in the Marina Harbor Anchorage in Marina del Rey, California, award-winning actor and activist Martin Sheen joins Captain Oona Layolle, veteran of five Sea Shepherd campaigns, along with Captain Paul Watson, Sea Shepherd Founder, Lisa Agabian, Sea Shepherd USA Director of Media Rels & Comms and Farrah Smith, Sea Shepherd USA Senior Leadership Giving & Dev. Officer, who will speak to the media, christen the new ship and announce its name.This press conference is presented by Sea Shepherd Conservation Society USA featuring long-time celebrity supporter Martin Sheen who has campaigned with the […] »

- April Neale

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‘Trash’ World Preems in Rio to Applause, Gleeful Laughter

9 October 2014 8:20 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Rio De Janeiro — Stephen Daldry’s Rio-set, young-adult thriller “Trash” — a groundbreaking movie in concept, financing and distribution — world premiered Tuesday night at the swish Cinepolis Lagoon in Rio de Janeiro to large applause.

There was also gleeful local appreciation of Daldry’s swings, from a Richard Curtis screenplay, at Brazil’s corruption-sodden elite, the police, its religious powers, even a Brazilian soccer association.

Such appreciation matters. Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner and Kris Thykier at Peapie Productions produced “Trash,” in association with Fernando Meirelles’ Sao Paulo-based O2 Filmes in Brazil. Distributed by Universal Pictures Intl., it adapts a novel by Brit Andy Mulligan. Martin Sheen – as the tippling world-weary Father Julliard – and Rooney Mara – Olivia, a learning-the-ropes Ngo worker – co-star.

All that said, “Trash” weighs in as maybe the first film from a major U.K. director – helmer of “Billy Elliot,” “The Hours,” “The Reader,” “Extremely Loud, »

- John Hopewell

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Stephen Daldry's 'Trash' applauded at Rio Film Festival for its non-Brazilian Brazilianness

8 October 2014 9:44 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Are we ready for the "Brazilian answer to 'Slumdog Millionaire?'" Rio Film Festival audiences quickly granted "Trash," the latest from "The Hours" director Stephen Daldry, that label after the the film pleased crowds with comedy, child wonder, and "offshore" energy (as trades love to refer to it). Polling attendees after the film's applause-filled premiere, a Variety reporter found many locals agreed that, despite "Trash" not being a true Brazilian movie, "it is not non-Brazilian in the best sense." Many praised it for being more entertaining than most "favela" (or, Latin America slum) dramas. Whether Americans will ever see it is up in the air. Based on Andy Mulligan's young adult novel of the same name, "Trash" tells the story of three “dumpsite boys," who "make a living picking through the mountains of garbage on the outskirts of a large city." Their lives spiral out of control when »

- Matt Patches

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Ray Winstone: 'Jack Nicholson and I just didn't click on The Departed'

8 October 2014 6:54 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Ray Winstone has revealed he and Jack Nicholson didn't get on when the pair filmed The Departed.

The actor played right hand man Arnold 'Frenchy' French to Nicholson's Frank Costello in Martin Scorsese's Oscar-winning 2006 film.

He said: "Me and Jack did not seem to get on too well. Maybe he was going through a funny time. Everyone else loves him to death - I just wanted him to be a great guy.

"We just did not click... on the film it works and all that, you know? I'll probably meet him tomorrow and he'll be as good as gold, you know? It happens sometimes, you know."

Winstone was speaking at a BAFTA Life In Pictures event held in his honour, and he also described how he persuaded Scorsese to give him the role of Frenchy.

"I went to see Marty in the Dorchester Hotel," he recalled. "It was Sunday morning, »

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Film Review: ‘Trash’

7 October 2014 7:38 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Cleanly scripted in pure Hollywood fashion by Richard Curtis (with Felipe Braga translating it into Portuguese), Stephen Daldry’s “Trash” won’t be confused for a real Brazilian production: Its storyline, staging and inevitably positive spin unmistakably mark it as offshore, notwithstanding the participation of Fernando Meirelles’ 02 Filmes. A South American answer of sorts to “Slumdog Millionaire,” the pic features a trio of charismatic kids living next to a Rio garbage dump who stumble upon evidence certain to bring down a corrupt politico. Audience-friendly to a fault, “Trash” should be a modest money earner for Universal Intl., which will no doubt pitch it along “Slumdog” lines.

Andy Mulligan’s source novel was geared toward adolescents, but the film feels like more adult fare simply because young teens aren’t exactly known for their attraction to subtitles. English makes up a small percentage of the dialogue, mostly coming from Martin Sheen and Rooney Mara, »

- Jay Weissberg

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Broadway Box Office: Nathan Lane and James Earl Jones pack 'em in. Mia Farrow? Not so much

6 October 2014 3:00 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

It's Only a Play doesn't open until this Thursday, but the backstage comedy revival is already minting money for its producers at Broadway's Schoenfeld Theatre. The star-studded show—featuring Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick, Megan Mullally, F. Murray Abraham, Stockard Channing, and Harry Potter alum Rupert Grint—grossed an impressive $1.25 million for the week ending Oct. 5, according to figures from the Broadway League. That's a remarkable haul for a non-musical—and actually exceeds the potential earnings for the venue (thanks mostly to premium tickets sales and high demand). Another star-studded revival, Kaufman and Hart's You Can't Take It With You (starring »

- Thom Geier

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Ray Winstone’s BAFTA Talk On Tough Guys, ‘Noah’ & Working With Scorsese

5 October 2014 2:07 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

BAFTA’s latest Life In Pictures conversation featured British screen icon Ray Winstone, who proved a big draw despite the unseasonably warm October afternoon. With no new title to stump for (although he did mention his upcoming childhood-focused autobiography Young Winstone), the veteran instead entertained the crowd with a freewheeling look at his four-decade-long career, which includes prominent roles in films such as Noah, The Departed, and Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull.

While he had plenty of quips about his adventures in Hollywood – including an uncanny Martin Scorsese impression – Winstone spoke passionately about his work in British cinema.

Famous for playing East End tough guys – “My wife asked me why I always walk in a room looking like I’m going to kill someone” – Winstone waxed lyrical about Gary Oldman’s work directing him in the gritty 1997 drama Nil By Mouth.

That film unflinchingly looks at »

- Ali Jaafar, Special To Deadline

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Oscar Season Preview

29 September 2014 12:32 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Now that summer movie season is over, it’s Oscar season. During winter and fall many Oscar-hopeful movies are released. This is our overview of what you can expect leading up to the 2015 Oscars. 

For fans of film, fall and winter are the best times of the year. This is when, typically, some of the most well-received films are released. Unofficially, we call it Oscar Season, and there’s good reason that the year’s best films are saved for last. Any film released before the end of the year is eligible for Oscar nomination. Therefore, if you release your film towards the end of the year, it will be fresher in audience and critic minds when awards time rolls around in early March/late February (February 22nd, 2015 to be exact).

In preparation for the fall and winter movie season, we’ve put together this preview of films that have been getting lots of attention. »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (G.S. Perno)

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Rome reveals 'slimmer' line-up

29 September 2014 6:56 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

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.

Full line-up

Cinema D’Oggi

World premiere

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- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Season finale review: 'Masters of Sex' - 'The Revolution Will Not Be Televised'

28 September 2014 8:01 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

"Masters of Sex" has wrapped up another season. I spoke with showrunner Michelle Ashford about various decisions that went into this year's stories, and I have a review of the finale coming up just as soon as I have all the gravitas of a toothpaste commercial... "God, what if you just let go of everything you thought your life would be? What if we both did? What then?" -Libby Season 1 of "Masters of Sex" built to a very public display of Bill and Virginia's work that got an ugly reception, followed by Bill being open about his feelings to Virginia. For a while, season 2 seemed like it was building to a parallel of that with the taping of the CBS News segment, but instead "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" is the opposite of last year's finale. Bill conspires to kill the CBS feature before it can air because he's paranoid of repeating history, »

- Alan Sepinwall

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