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According to a report by Entertainment Weekly, Demme shot Timberlake’s final stop on the 134-date tour on Jan. 2 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
“It’s very emotional, very exciting,” Demme told EW. “It’s a space age music film!”
He added, “There’s tremendous dancing in this piece. (Timberlake has) got an extraordinary band called the Tennessee Kids. Huge horn section, two lead guitars, two drummers, eight dancers, four exquisite background singers. And we caught them on their last performance.”
Timberlake, whom Demme calls “a funky Fred Astaire,” has had his share of film experience, appearing in such films as “The Social Network,” “Inside Llewyn Davis,” “Friends With Benefits” and “Runner Runner,” among others. Timberlake’s “20/20 Experience” double album dropped in two parts in 2013. David Fincher »
- Marianne Zumberge
Justin Timberlake will team with director Jonathan Demme for a concert film that will capture the singer's January 2nd performance from Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena, the final stop on the singer's six-legged, 134-date 20/20 Experience World Tour. According to Entertainment Weekly, Demme will begin editing the still-untitled, independently financed concert film this fall.
"It's very emotional, very exciting. It's a space age music film,” Demme said of the performance. The director also compared Timberlake to a "funky" Fred Astaire and added, "There's tremendous dancing in this piece. He's got »
With the full line-up for this year’s 59th BFI London Film Festival set to be unveiled on Tuesday, September 1st, Senior Staff Writer Scott Davis looks ahead to the festival with some of the films that may be part of the extensive programme.
We’ve already had confirmation that Suffragette, starring Carey Mulligan and Meryl Streep, is opening the festival on Wednesday October 7th, with Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs biopic starring Michael Fassbender closing the festival. Todd Haynes’ acclaimed Carol with Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara and James Vanderbilt’s Truth, also starring Blanchett opposite Robert Redford, part of the festival’s gala presentations. So what other treats are in store for the famous festival? Here are some of the film’s we may be lucky enough to see this October…
Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos
A massive success upon its debut at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, »
- Scott J. Davis
Eddie Redmayne has the chance to make Oscar history with his role in "The Danish Girl." He could become the first actor in more than two decades to win back-to-back Oscars. The last to accomplish that feat was Tom Hanks in 1993 ("Philadelphia") and 1994 ("Forrest Gump"). And he's on a list with only four other actors in Oscar history who have ever pulled it off: Spencer Tracy, Luise Rainer, Katharine Hepburn and Jason Robards. Will Redmayne join that elite company? -Break- As of this writing, he ranks a close second in our Best Actor predictions with 4/1 odds, behind Leonardo DiCaprio ("The Revenant"). Do you think Redmayne will pull ahead? Our forum posters are discussing his chances in our forums. Read some of their comments below, and join them now to let us know what you think. Meryl Streep poll: What's the best decade of her career so far? KylieistBoi: [Redmayne] probably will deserve it, »
Ingrid Bergman ca. early 1940s. Ingrid Bergman movies on TCM: From the artificial 'Gaslight' to the magisterial 'Autumn Sonata' Two days ago, Turner Classic Movies' “Summer Under the Stars” series highlighted the film career of Greta Garbo. Today, Aug. 28, '15, TCM is focusing on another Swedish actress, three-time Academy Award winner Ingrid Bergman, who would have turned 100 years old tomorrow. TCM has likely aired most of Bergman's Hollywood films, and at least some of her early Swedish work. As a result, today's only premiere is Fielder Cook's little-seen and little-remembered From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler (1973), about two bored kids (Sally Prager, Johnny Doran) who run away from home and end up at New York City's Metropolitan Museum. Obviously, this is no A Night at the Museum – and that's a major plus. Bergman plays an elderly art lover who takes an interest in them; her »
- Andre Soares
Director Jonathan Demme, who this year released "Ricki and the Flash" starring Meryl Streep as a rocker mom who lets down her kids, will receive the Persol Tribute to Visionary Talent Award at the 72nd Venice Film Festival (September 2 through 12). The awards ceremony to confer the Persol Tribute to Visionary Talent Award 2015 to Jonathan Demme, who is the President of the Orizzonti Jury, will be held on Thursday September 3rd at 3:00pm. Demme's long and storied career goes all the way back to the 1970s, through "Crazed Mama," "Melvin and Howard" and more, and into 1980s comedy "Something Wild," 1991 Best Picture winner "The Silence of the Lambs," "Philadelphia," remakes "The Truth About Charlie" and "The Manchurian Candidate" and his more idiosyncratic late-career efforts, including "Rachel Getting Married," "A Master Builder" and now "Ricki and the Flash." His films have »
- Ryan Lattanzio
The Oscar-winning director, who is serving as President of the Orizzonti Jury at the festival, will receive the honor at a ceremony on the second afternoon of the festival (Sept. 3) in the Sale Darsena (Lido di Venezia).
“From the cultured reinterpretation of genres in his early films, to the development of a personal film style deeply rooted in the individual, to his systematic incursion into documentary filmmaking distinguished by his innovative approach, Demme has brought to life a vivid gallery of characters against the background of an exuberantly pop American landscape that harks back to the »
- Robert Mitchell
Meryl Streep has had a long and illustrious career and shows no signs of slowing down now in her fifth decade on the big screen, but what do you think has been the best decade of her career so far? She's picked up a record 19 Oscar nominations, including two in the 1970s, six in the 1980s, four in the 1990s, four in the 2000s and three already in the 2010s. That includes three victories, for her supporting role in "Kramer vs. Kramer" (1979) and lead performances in "Sophie's Choice" (1982) and "The Iron Lady" (2011). But when was she at her best? -Break- We asked our forum posters to weigh in. Read some of their comments below, join the discussion in our forums here and make sure to vote in our poll at the bottom of this post. Experts' early Oscar predictions: 'Joy,' 'The Revenant,' Leo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett ... MladenVukcevic: Plain and simple. »
On August 26th, 1920 the United States government accorded women the right to vote. Each year, the President of the United States designates August 26th as Women’s Equality Day to commemorate this landmark decision. Focus Features moving and powerful Suffragette shines a light on women who risked everything for the right to vote, in early-20th century Britain. The cast includes Academy Award nominees Carey Mulligan and Helena Bonham Carter and three-time Academy Award winner Meryl Streep. The female filmmaking team includes producers Alison Owen (an Academy Award nominee) and Faye Ward (a Golden Globe Award nominee), Emmy Award-winning writer Abi Morgan, and BAFTA Award-winning director Sarah Gavron. In celebration of the 95th anniversary of the historic moment for equal rights, the official U.S. theatrical release poster for Suffragette is being debuted. Download the poster here: http://wdrv.it/1NSziRd This video from Focus commemorates Women?s Equality Day »
The Oscar-winning screenwriter lives the quiet life these days, after being ‘traumatised’ by the success of Juno. She talks about staying out of the spotlight and the joy of writing romances for older characters
Diablo Cody’s new movie stars Meryl Streep and Streep’s own daughter, Mamie Gummer, as mother and daughter. It marks the reunion of Streep and Kevin Kline for only the second time since Sophie’s Choice (after A Prairie Home Companion). But all Cody wants to talk about is Rick Springfield, who plays Streep’s on-again-off-again boyfriend, the strummer in her character’s bar band.
“I’m just obsessed with Rick Springfield! I think everybody was by the time we wrapped. There’s just something about rock stars, they’re way cooler than movie people to me. He just exudes the rock-star charisma and I want to be his friend so badly. The guy can really shred! »
- John Patterson
With Quentin Tarantino's upcoming "The Hateful Eight" doing so well in our Oscar prediction center, we took to our movie forums to find out what film from his playbook marks his greatest achievement to date. While this Hollywood heavyweight is a two-time Oscar winner for writing -- "Pulp Fiction" (1994) and "Django Unchained" (2012) -- he's yet to win for directing. However, Gold Derby's Oscar Experts, Editors and Users think that may finally change, as they rank Tarantino third to win Best Director for "The Hateful Eight." (Make your own Oscar predictions now.) -Break- Meryl Streep poll: What's the best decade of her career so far? We asked our forum posters, many of whom are Hollywood insiders, to weigh in on Tarantino's filmography. Read some of their comments below, join the fierce debate in our red-hot forums here and make sure to vote in our poll at the bottom of this pos. »
To help celebrate Women’s Equality Day, Suffragette has released their official poster, and a special video. It’s something of a no-brainer as far as marketing efforts go, and it conveniently fits with the films release (October 23rd limited), but it’s also a pretty cool effort.
This one might have a built-in, PC shield against critics, but everything that has come out so far seems to indicate that it’s also a legitimately solid film. While a lot of people will obviously cite Meryl Streep as a surefire indicator that we’re working with a quality effort, I would suggest that Carey Mulligan, who has to carry a fair amount of the film, is going to be the real test. She’s done a lot of good work before, and if she delivers here, this one is going to be good.
Take a look below, and keep this one on your radar. »
- Marc Eastman
Every daughter should know this history, every son write it on his own heart. – Meryl Streep
I come to ask you to help to win this fight. If we win it, this hardest of all fights, then, to be sure, in the future it is going to be made easier for women all over the world to win their fight when their time comes. – Emmeline Pankhurst (1913)
On August 26, 1920 the United States government accorded women the right to vote.
Each year, the President of the United States designates August 26 as Women’s Equality Day to commemorate this landmark decision.
The moving and powerful Suffragette shines a light on women who risked everything for the right to vote, in early-20th century Britain.
The cast includes Academy Award »
- Michelle McCue
See Also: Watch the trailer for Suffragette here
“Suffragette” is a moving drama that will empower all who are striving for equal rights in our own day and age. The stirring story, inspired by the early-20th-century campaign by the suffragettes for the right of women to vote, centers on Maud (played by Carey Mulligan), a working wife and mother who comes to realize that she must fight for her dignity both at home and in her workplace. Realizing that she is not alone, she becomes an activist alongside other brave women from all walks of life. The early efforts at resistance were passive but as the women faced increasingly aggressive police action, the suffragettes become galvanized – risking their very »
- Gary Collinson
World festival roundup: Highlights of the upcoming fall and winter season promise a wide range of cinematic treats around the world. Festivals listed in chronological order.
Aug. 27-Sept. 7
World Film Festival
Fest will open with the world premiere of “Muhammad,” the 171-minute epic from Iranian director Majid Majidi, shot by Italian cinematographer Vittorio Storaro. Mwff has received a record number of short films — over 1,200 (an increase of 42% over 2014) from some 64 countries, “evidence of the vitality of today’s young filmmakers,” notes Mwff president Serge Losique. Fest is adding a Chinese Cinema section with more than 10 new features.
The fest, above, nestled in the mountains of Colorado, has always been an intimate, casual, carefully curated event that isn’t just a competition but also a celebration of the best in film. Even though the festival doesn’t announce its lineup until the day before it begins unspooling, »
- Iain Blair
The 72nd edition of the Venice Film Festival, which runs Sept. 2-12, reflects a new detente among some of the heavyweights on the fall festival calendar, but it also stands as testament to artistic director Alberto Barbera’s contention that the Lido sprocket opera “must not position itself against the market, nor pander to it.”
With Toronto less aggressive in pushing for world preems this year, Venice has secured some strong studio titles, including its opener, Universal’s “Everest,” and several other hot bows, such as Eddie Redmayne starrer “The Danish Girl,” directed by Tom Hooper; Cary Fukunaga’s child-soldier drama “Beasts of No Nation,” with Idris Elba, above; and Tom McCarthy’s “Spotlight,” starring Michael Keaton, who starred in Venice’s opener last year, “Birdman.” These three will segue from the Lido to having North American launches at the Toronto festival.
The rapprochement comes after Barbera and Toronto artistic »
- Nick Vivarelli
Taylor Swift previewed brief scenes from her new “Wildest Dreams” music video and they smack of Meryl Streep’s epic 1985 romantic drama “Out of Africa.” Lions and tigers and zebras! Ok, only zebras, but the clip has striking parallels with the movie. Swift is set to debut the video at the MTV Music Video Awards pre-show this Sunday (Aug. 30). ...Read More
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A few months ago I was at the movies and I saw the very first trailer for Ricki and the Flash. As soon as I saw Meryl Streep up on the big screen, I smiled. I knew immediately, without watching anything else in the trailer, I would be buying my ticket and going to this film. The studio could have saved the trouble of putting together a trailer as far as I was concerned. All they needed to do was put up the words, “Meryl Streep is going to be in a new movie.” That’s...
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Debbie Reynolds ca. early 1950s. Debbie Reynolds movies: Oscar nominee for 'The Unsinkable Molly Brown,' sweetness and light in phony 'The Singing Nun' Debbie Reynolds is Turner Classic Movies' “Summer Under the Stars” star today, Aug. 23, '15. An MGM contract player from 1950 to 1959, Reynolds' movies can be seen just about every week on TCM. The only premiere on Debbie Reynolds Day is Jerry Paris' lively marital comedy How Sweet It Is (1968), costarring James Garner. This evening, TCM is showing Divorce American Style, The Catered Affair, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, and The Singing Nun. 'Divorce American Style,' 'The Catered Affair' Directed by the recently deceased Bud Yorkin, Divorce American Style (1967) is notable for its cast – Reynolds, Dick Van Dyke, Jean Simmons, Jason Robards, Van Johnson, Lee Grant – and for the fact that it earned Norman Lear (screenplay) and Robert Kaufman (story) a Best Original Screenplay Academy Award nomination. »
- Andre Soares
The summer box office will go down as the second-biggest in history, but the wealth wasn’t evenly distributed. Instead, the results revealed a profound case of corporate income inequality.
Two studios, Universal and Disney, gobbled up most of the profits after fielding massive hits like “Jurassic World” and “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” Together, their films made up seven of the top ten highest-grossing domestic releases this summer. That left the rest of their big studio brethren to fight for crumbs, with some finding little left over. Variety breaks down the numbers to see which bets paid off and which fell flat.
Hits: It was a run of blockbusters for the ages, propelling Universal to heights no other studio has reached. The big winners include “Jurassic World,” a canny reboot of a franchise that had stalled with 2001’s “Jurassic Park III”; “Pitch Perfect 2,” an a cappella comedy that »
- Brent Lang
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