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After premiering at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, Peter Strickland‘s third feature The Duke of Burgundy went on to a limited theatrical release in January, 2015, though it ended up being a poor quarter chosen to unleash the film. Like Strickland’s previous features, Katalin Varga (still without distribution in the Us) and Berberian Sound Studio, his latest was in need of more innovative marketing strategies in order to reach an appreciative audience, though it should hopefully amass a growing field of devotees now that it’s available for home viewing.
Beginning like something that should have been called Exploits of a Chambermaid, replete with a fantastically sumptuous rendering of a vintage title sequence lifted right out of the 1970s, The Duke of Burgundy seduces us immediately. Much like his last film, the incredibly underrated Berberian Sound Studio, which was an homage to the giallo genre, his latest is a reconsideration of erotic exploitation cinema, »
- Nicholas Bell
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You Must Remember This returns with a new season on the history of MGM:
“Tell me about Jenny,” Terence Stamp’s ex-convict Wilson demands in the opening moments of “The Limey.” But what follows is a confession in the form of prismatic memory shards—a brain-teaser, at times flirting with midnight movie stoner pretension, that somehow keeps both its storyline and its emotions clear, »
- TFS Staff
The year that gave us Gremlins, Ghostbusters and The Temple Of Doom also gave us these 20 underappreciated movies...
It's been said that 1984 was a vintage year for movies, and looking back, it's easy to see why. The likes of Ghostbusters and Gremlins served up comedy, action and the macabre in equal measure. James Cameron's The Terminator cemented Arnold Schwarzenegger's star status and gave us one of the greatest sci-fi action movies of the decade.
This was also the year where the Coen brothers made their screen debut with the stunning thriller Blood Simple, and when the Zucker brothers followed up Airplane! with the equally hilarious Top Secret! And we still haven't even mentioned Beverly Hills Cop, This Is Spinal Tap, The Karate Kid, Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom and the unexpectedly successful romantic comedy, Splash. Then there was Milos Forman's sumptuous period drama Amadeus, which »
The first teaser promo has arrived online for Tim Burton’s new film Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, and we have it for you here…
From visionary director Tim Burton, and based upon the best-selling novel, comes an unforgettable motion picture experience. When his beloved grandfather leaves Jake clues to a mystery that spans different worlds and times, he finds a magical place known as Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. But the mystery and danger deepen as he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers…and their powerful enemies. Ultimately, Jake discovers that only his own special “peculiarity” can save his new friends.
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is set for release on March 4th 2016, with a cast that includes Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Ella Purnell, Chris O’Dowd, Allison Janney, Terence Stamp, Kim Dickens, Rupert Everett, Judi Dench and Samuel L. Jackson. »
- Gary Collinson
While September 3 may seem like any ordinary day for most people, it holds special significance for fans of Ransom Riggs' beloved novel Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. In the book, September 3 is "Loop Day," so 20th Century Fox put a new video together to celebrate this occasion, in honor of the upcoming adaptation that hits theaters on March 4, 2016. This video comes just a few months after director Tim Burton shared the official title treatment.
In the original novel, Miss Peregrine's home is situated in a time loop in September 3, 1940, with the clocks resetting every day just before her island home was bombed by German forces. The video below may be confusing without this context, but there is certainly a method behind its bizarre madness. This video doesn't include any actual footage from the movie, but hopefully the first trailer will arrive any day now.
From visionary director Tim Burton, »
The Superman actor told the Daily Mail how his horse fell on him during his last day of filming in Ukraine.
"My horse had a habit, when I brought it to a stop, of lifting its front legs up," Stamp said. "On my last day, I brought it to a stop but slid off the back.
"I looked up and saw that this horse, which weighed half a ton, had lost its balance and was going to fall directly on me."
He continued: "I always imagined that my last thoughts would be somehow profound, but what went through my mind was, 'distinguished actor killed by horse's arse'.
"It fell on my chest and pelvis. If it had landed any further up, it would have killed me."
Following the incident, »
Terence Stamp encountered a near-death experience while on-set of his latest film, Bitter Harvest. The 77-year-old Oscar nominee revealed in an interview with the Daily Mail that a horse fell on him while filming in Ukraine. "My horse had a habit, when I brought it to a stop, of lifting its front legs up," he said. "On my last day, I brought it to a stop but slid off the back … I looked up and saw that this horse, which weighed half a ton, had lost its balance and was going to fall directly
- Natalie Stone
Director Tim Burton has taken to Facebook to reveal the official logo for his new film Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children…
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is an unforgettable, thrilling and haunting tale centers on 16-year-old Jacob (portrayed by Asa Butterfield), who follows clues that take him to a mysterious island, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores the abandoned bedrooms and hallways, he discovers that its former occupants were far more than peculiar; they possessed incredible powers. And they may still be alive.
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is set for release on March 4th 2016, with a cast that includes Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Ella Purnell, Chris O’Dowd, Allison Janney, Terence Stamp, Kim Dickens, Rupert Everett, Judi Dench and Samuel L. Jackson.
- Gary Collinson
Director Tim Burton took to Facebook to share the official title treatment for his upcoming film, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, based upon the best-selling novel by Ransom Riggs. The film, which 20th Century Fox is set to release in theaters on March 4, 2016, stars Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Ella Purnell, Chris O’Dowd, Allison Janney, Terence Stamp, Kim Dickens,…
The post Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children: Tim Burton Reveals Logo appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »
- Samuel Zimmerman
For some, the mere mention of the name Jar Jar Binks is enough to induce shudders. Before the release of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace in 1999, the character was hailed as a technical breakthrough: a photo-realistic CGI character performing alongside real, flesh-and-blood actors. But when the movie came out, critics and audiences reacted not with hushed wonderment at this CG miracle, but a mixture of irritation and befuddlement.
There is, however, a twist to this story: Jar Jar Binks could - just could - have been played by Michael Jackson. The revelation has a sound provenance, since it comes from Ahmed Best, the actor whose performance provided the basis for Binks' movements in the finished film.
In an interview with Vice, Best explains that he first got wind of »
Icon of swinging 60s complains English speakers can ‘barely get by’ in capital and laments struggle to purchase fruit from East End market stall
The Oscar-nominated actor Terence Stamp has queried the multicultural identity of London and complained that no one speaks English in the capital city.
The 76-year-old star of Superman 2, Billy Budd and The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert told the Daily Mail he now struggled to buy his beloved mangoes from a favourite East End stall because of a language barrier.
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- Ben Child
Directed by Sean Baker
Director Sean Baker (Starlet, Prince of Broadway, Take Out) was reportedly inspired to make Tangerine, after observing the customers of a donut shop in Hollywood’s red-light district. Tangerine’s stars are a pair of first-time actresses, Kitana Kiki Rodriguez and Mya Taylor. They play two trans sex workers – Sin-Dee, who’s just been released from a 28-day stint in prison for drug possession – and her best friend Alexandra who prepares for a gig singing at a local nightclub. The film follows the duo over the course of a day – opening on a donut shop which serves as one of the key locations the two transitioning male-to-female call girls hang out. It’s the morning of Christmas Eve at the sketchy intersection of Santa Monica and Highland in Los Angeles and Alexandra and Sin-Dee are sharing a red-and-green sprinkled donut. »
We've got more logos for you! Steve is busy walking the floor at the Licensing Expo in Las Vegas and just sent in images for War of the Planet of the Apes and Tim Burton's Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes director Matt Reeves is returning to helm the upcoming installment and he'll also pen the script with Mark Bomback as well. We don't have an official synopsis yet, but Reeves told us that War will be "about [Caesar] becoming the seminal figure for ape history." Burton began shooting the big screen adaptation of the Ransom Riggs novel in February. Asa Butterfield leads as Jacob, a teen who follows clues to a mysterious island and finds the title location in ruins. Jacob explores the abandoned building and soon discovers "its former occupants were far more than peculiar; they possessed incredible powers." Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children »
- Perri Nemiroff
Transgender actress Laverne Cox in Orange Is The New Black, Jeffery Tambor in Transparent, and Eddie Redmayne in the upcoming The Danish Girl prove that transgender roles and how actors approach these have been the hot topic for a solid twenty years. The physical changes get audiences talking, with weight gain or loss and spending months dressed as the other gender becoming iconic to each trans role. Others choose a mental state of mind to embody the other sex. To celebrate the release of The New Girlfriend, in UK cinemas from 22nd May, we look at how career-defining transgender roles have been approached and become iconic.
Terence Stamp was initially reluctant to star in this role as transgender Bernadette. Ironic, considering that this film is the go-to for changing opinions of the Lgbt community and transgender roles on the silver screen. He did »
- Jazmine Sky Bradley
With Thomas Vinterberg’s retelling of Thomas Hardy’s Far from the Madding Crowd hitting theaters today, I thought it was a good excuse to look back at an earlier adaptation that spawned some memorable poster art.Made in 1967, John Schlesinger’s corseted rural love quadrangle was a far cry from the biting contemporary urban dramas like Billy Liar and Darling that had made his name. Schlesinger defended his decision to direct a big budget Victorian costume drama by saying “I wanted to get away from a contemporary subject. People are tiring of the flip side. Contemporary is dated,” but in ’67—the year so beautifully chronicled in Mark Harris’s Pictures at a Revolution as the year Old Hollywood ceded to the New—Far from the Madding Crowd, shot in 70mm and nearly 3 hours long, was inevitably overshadowed by the nowness of the likes of The Graduate and Bonnie and Clyde. »
- Adrian Curry
It’s All About Love: Vinterberg Revamps Hardy’s Classic Romance
Inevitably, we would have seen some filmmaker tackle a revamp of Thomas Hardy’s classic 1874 novel Far From the Madding Crowd, so it’s mostly surprising to note that it wasn’t Michael Winterbottom, who has made several Hardy adaptations since the 1990s. Instead, Danish director Thomas Vinterberg takes the reins from director John Schlesinger, who previously held credit for a famous 1967 adaptation starring Julie Christie, with Terence Stamp, Peter Finch and Alan Bates as the trio of suitors (and let’s not forget to mention a modern reimagining of this novel, the comic strip serial Tamara Drewe, made into a film by Stephen Frears in 2010). Curiously, this is Vinterberg’s follow-up to his 2012 critically acclaimed title The Hunt, which won Mads Mikkelsen Best Actor at Cannes and received an Oscar nod for Best Foreign Language Film, making »
- Nicholas Bell
Carey Mulligan proves that she can carry a movie as the incandescent and powerful Bathsheba in "The Hunt" director Thomas Vinterberg's gorgeous realization of the Thomas Hardy classic "Far from the Madding Crowd." Julie Christie played the role at the height of her powers in John Schlesinger's stormy 1967 romance. Casting is everything in this movie. Rising Belgian star Matthias Schoenaerts ("Rust and Bone") shares real chemistry with Mulligan as the stalwart and loving salt of the earth once played by Alan Bates. We're rooting for him, while Michael Sheen ("Masters of Sex") is the more mature hapless gentleman neighbor who proposes marriage (Peter Finch). The weakest link is young Tom Sturridge ("On the Road") as the rakish sergeant (Terence Stamp) who sweeps Bathsheba off her feet, which is hard to believe. The movie already opened in Vinterberg's native Denmark and some other territories, hence the early trade reviews below. »
- Anne Thompson
It made its world premiere at the 39th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival (Tiff) last fall, and is now headed to San Francisco for the San Francisco International Film Festival, which kicks off in 3 days (April 23). Haitian filmmaker Raoul Peck's latest work, titled "Murder in Pacot," is a feature film loosely inspired by Italian director, Pier Paolo Pasolini's 1968 drama/mystery "Teorema," which starred Terence Stamp as a mysterious stranger who injects himself into the home of a wealthy Italian family, and seduces everyone in it, including the maid, which leads to each of them reaching some unique »
- Tambay A. Obenson
The critically acclaimed film is also available for digital download now.
Featuring an all-star cast including 2015 Golden Globe® winner for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy for her stunning and powerful portrayal of Margaret Keane, Amy Adams, Academy Award® winner Christoph Waltz, Danny Huston, Krysten Ritter, Jason Schwartzman and Terence Stamp.
From director Tim Burton, Big Eyes tells the outrageous true story of one of the most epic frauds in history. In the late 1950s and early 1960s, painter Walter Keane (Waltz) had reached success beyond belief, revolutionizing the commercialization of popular art with his enigmatic paintings of waifs with big eyes.
The bizarre »
- Movie Geeks
Tim Burton has gathered another wonderful cast for his big screen version of the book Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs and Thn have witnessed the incredible set in Cornwall and have a few shots from the setup, which has all been created for this adaptation.
Renamed Peregrine’S Home For Peculiars, and with a screenplay by Jane Goldman, it stars Dame Judi Dench, Samuel L. Jackson, Asa Butterfield, Terence Stamp, Rupert Everett, Ella Wahlestedt, Chris O’Dowd with Eva Green in the lead role, the film follows teenager Jacob, who follows clues that take him to a mysterious island, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s School for Peculiar Children.
As Jacob explores the abandoned bedrooms and hallways, he discovers that its former occupants were far more than peculiar; they possessed incredible powers. And they may still be alive…
The set already »
- Dan Bullock
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