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Sonnenfeld To Helm "Lemony Snicket" Series

5 hours ago | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

"Men in Black" director Barry Sonnenfeld and former "True Blood" show runner Mark Hudis are set to produce Netflix’s upcoming series adaptation of Daniel Handler's "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events” fantasy book series.

Hudis will serve as show runner, Sonnenfeld will direct and both will executive produce the show. Handler is also an executive producer and Paramount Television, which produced the 2004 film adaptation with Jim Carrey and Meryl Streep, is behind the new TV incarnation.

The series revolves around a trio of orphans who encounter the villainous Count Olaf and a host of other obstacles as they search for their rightful family fortune and the truth about their parents’ death.

No word as yet regarding when the series will go into production.

Source: Variety »

- Garth Franklin

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Ricki and the Flash Review

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If you were pleasantly surprised by ageing rocker drama Danny Collins, prepare to be mildly disappointed by the similarly themed Ricki and the Flash. Meryl Streep may well be able to belt out a tune, but this movie hits all of the wrong notes. Ricki (Meryl Streep) fronts a small rock band, seemingly going through

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Exits: Hannibal Lecter And Wes Craven

10 hours ago | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

The three-year run of Hannibal, one of the most visually and narratively innovative series ever to air on television, broadcast or cable, came to a breathtaking conclusion Saturday night. I have already confessed to a bit of selfish melancholy that there will be no more surprises, no more opportunities to get lost in the show’s radical approach to reimagining Thomas Harris’s well-known and well-trodden scenarios, and no more sweet, agonized anticipation over what form the show, probably the most envelope-pushing of any network show ever aired, might take in its own becoming. But I must also confess that I couldn’t be more satisfied with the way Hannibal, all three seasons now fully unveiled, was orchestrated to a beautifully modulated finish that illustrated the truly expressive and even transcendent (of the limitations of a more audience-friendly, more comfortingly linear structure and tone) achievement of Bryan Fuller’s series. »

- Dennis Cozzalio

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Ricki and the Flash review: “Fails to hit the right notes”

13 hours ago | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Ricki and the Flash review: Streep is good, but the film sits in the ‘slightly above average’ territory. Ricki and the Flash review

Meryl Streep continues to mix-up her film roles with a turn as an ageing rocker in the latest comedy drama Ricki and the Flash, from writer Diablo Cody (Juno), and director Jonathan Demme (Rachel Getting Married, Silence of the Lambs).

The film starts with Ricki Rendazzo (Streep) performing to a small crowd with her band of many years, the Flash. Ricki is a fifty-something woman who walked out on her family; husband Pete (Kevin Kline), and sons Josh and Adam, as well as troubled daughter Julie (played by Streep’s real-life daughter Mamie Gummer). When Julie’s health and well-being takes a turn for the worse, Ricki must travel back to her home town of Indiana to quite literally ‘face the music,’  with the hope of finding »

- Paul Heath

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Ricki and the Flash review: Meryl Streep goes from Iron Lady to Iron Maiden

14 hours ago | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Meryl Streep goes from Iron Lady to Iron Maiden in Ricki and the Flash, starring as an ageing rocker whose emotional baggage starts to weigh heavy.

Diablo Cody penned the script, following a theme of grownups acting like kids and vice versa (with credits including Juno and Young Adult) and it is Streep's natural warm glow that keeps the eponymous Ricki from seeming too cool and self-indulgent. And she has a pretty good rock voice, too.

Leather-clad and draped in chains and wild hair, Ricki will not be tamed, but her chaotic life translates to a rather unruly script by Cody that director Jonathan Demme struggles to iron out. It's sometimes fun and sometimes a bit awkward beginning with Ricki's grand introduction, on stage at a not-so-happening bar in the San Fernando Valley. Dreams of performing at Madison Square Garden with her band, The Flash, are long behind her, but »

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Venice Film Review: ‘Marguerite’

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

Cover your ears and open your hearts: In French director Xavier Giannoli’s pitch-perfect comedy of manners, “Marguerite,” a shameless chanteuse with a surplus of money and a shortage of talent buys her way into the spotlight, exposing the hypocrisy of her unctuous social circle in the process. Inspired by screechy American soprano Florence Foster Jenkins — the selfsame warbler soon to be embodied by Meryl Streep in a forthcoming Stephen Frears biopic — this splendid satire benefits not only from being the first to reach the screen, but also from “The Singer” director Giannoli’s gift for striking just the right tone with such tricky material.

Time will tell what approach Frears’ version will take, though this competing project, starring Cesar-winning French chameleon Catherine Frot (whose awards record ain’t so shabby next to Streep’s), presents the ridiculous baroness in such a way that we laugh at her strangled ululations, »

- Peter Debruge

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Italian Distributor Valerio De Paolis Ramps Up New Company Called Cinema

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

Veteran Italian film distributor Valerio De Paolis is on a shopping spree, ramping up operations of his new company, called Cinema, which he launched last year after completing the sale of his Bim Distribuzione to Wild Bunch.

Cinema made a positive bow at the Italian box office with Berlin Golden Bear winner “Taxi,” by Jafar Panahi, released in late August. Now De Paolis has announced a high-profile slate that includes Hilary Swank and Tom Wilkinson-starring  “Denial,” picked up from Cornerstone; Gurinder Chadha-directed “Viceroy’s House,” with Hugh Bonneville and Gillian Anderson, acquired from Pathe; Jeff Nichols’ 1960s-set mixed-race couple drama “Loving” from Elle Driver; and John Cameron Mitchell’s “How to Talk to Girls at Parties,” by purchased from HanWay Films.

“The plan is to release 12films of year; eight directly through the Cinema label and four via Bim, with which I still have a close rapport,” De Paolis said in Venice. »

- Nick Vivarelli

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Fall 2015 Movie Preview . Films I.m Dying to See

3 September 2015 5:24 PM, PDT | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

From big blockbusters to small independent films, here are the movies I.m dying to see this Fall. (Official synopsis provided by studios)

September 18 (Friday)

About Ray When a young woman (Elle Fanning) decides to transition from female to male, her announcement is met with both opposition and support from her mother (Naomi Watts) and her lesbian grandmother (Susan Sarandon).

Black Mass In 1970s South Boston, FBI Agent John Connolly (Joel Edgerton) persuades Irish mobster James "Whitey" Bulger (Johnny Depp) to collaborate with the FBI and eliminate a common enemy: the Italian mob. The drama tells the story of this unholy alliance, which spiraled out of control, allowing Whitey to evade law enforcement, consolidate power, and become one of the most ruthless and powerful gangsters in Boston history. -- (C) Warner Bros

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials In this next chapter of the epic "Maze Runner" saga, Thomas (Dylan O'Brien »

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Ricki And The Flash, film review: Meryl Streep's rock'n'roll creation steals the show

3 September 2015 4:00 PM, PDT | The Independent | See recent The Independent news »

She had a farm in Africa at the foot of the Ngong Hills. She was the "Iron Lady". She has played grieving Australian moms raging at dingos, tormented Victorian heroines at the end of Lyme Regis harbour wall and concentration camp survivors, agonising over the fate of her children. Last Christmas, we saw her as a wicked witch with very long nails. In a few weeks, she will be back on screen as the suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst. There is no accent that is beyond her, no role too outlandish. That is why it seems barely a surprise that the 66-year-old Meryl Streep should be starring as a leather-clad pub rocker in Jonathan Demme's new film. This is Streep in Dr Feelgood mode. »

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Ricki and the Flash review – Meryl Streep goes soft (rock)

3 September 2015 2:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

This feminist-lite film about a mother-daughter relationship is fun, in an Aor-ish way, thanks to smart direction and some 80s music nostalgia

Like those 80s nostalgia gigs, this is something of an old pro’s show: Jonathan Demme directing a lite-feminist Diablo Cody script about a gigging rocker (Meryl Streep) recalled to Squaresville, Indianapolis, to console her soon-to-be-divorced daughter. 

The resultant pass-agg sniping suggests a sister film to Demme’s barbed Rachel Getting Married, although Streep’s presence inevitably softens the edges: the ferociously dishevelled offspring (Mamie Gummer, Streep’s actual daughter) is soon made over, and the final act installs a jukebox of all-American hits where the plot should be. 

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- Mike McCahill

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'Steve Jobs' and 6 of the most anticipated movies of the year are coming to Telluride

3 September 2015 8:13 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The 2015 Telluride Film Festival slate is always officially announced the day before the annual Labor Day fest kicks off.  Of course, the dirty little secret that anyone in Hollywood in the know pretty much already knows what major films are going to screen there.  Plus, the premiere designations from both the Toronto and New York Film Festivals, which occur immediately afterward, usually give it a way. Telluride has now become the premiere showcase in the race for Best Picture.  Six out of the last seven winners ("The Hurt Locker" being the lone exception) either premiered or screened in the picturesque Colorado town.  Fox Searchlight's "Birdman" played there immediately following its Venice debut and "12 Years A Slave," "Argo," "Slumdog Millionaire" and "The King's Speech" all premiered at Telluride. The sixth winner, "The Artist," was the toast of Cannes before heading to Telluride.  Needless to say, if you're a betting man or »

- Gregory Ellwood

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Telluride Film Festival Books Johnny Depp’s ‘Black Mass,’ Michael Fassbender’s ‘Steve Jobs’

3 September 2015 8:07 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Johnny Depp in “Black Mass,” Michael Fassbender in “Steve Jobs,” Mark Ruffalo and Michael Keaton in “Spotlight” and Idris Elba in “Beasts of No Nation” are among the actors who will be highlighted at this year’s Telluride Film Festival, which announced its lineup on Thursday morning. Other films that will be playing in the mountains of Colorado include Sarah Gavron‘s “Suffragette,” with Carey Mulligan and Meryl Streep, and Todd Haynes‘ Cannes hit “Carol,” with Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara. Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson’s “Anomalisa,” Lenny Abrahamson’s “Room,” Andrew Haigh‘s “45 Years” and Laszlo Nemes’ “Son »

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Suffragette and Steve Jobs start march towards Oscars at Telluride film festival

3 September 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Other first looks at Colorado festival include Charlie Kaufman’s Anomalisa and Lenny Abrahamson’s Room – plus tributes to Rooney Mara and Adam Curtis

Suffragette, the highly anticipated drama about the fight for equal voting rights for British women in the first part of the last century, is to world premiere at the Telluride film festival this weekend. The film, which stars Carey Mulligan and Helena Bonham Carter, with Meryl Streep as Emmeline Pankhurst, will have its first screening on 4 September as part of this year’s four-day event in Colorado.

Mulligan won’t be attending as the screening coincides with the due date of her first child, but Streep will present the movie alongside writer Abi Morgan (who scripted The Iron Lady) and director Sarah Gavron. Speaking to the Guardian, the festival executive director, Julie Huntsinger, said the story was an “incredibly important one” that “very few Americans – even »

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Straight Outta Compton goes straight to the top of the UK box office

3 September 2015 4:17 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

UK box office top ten and analysis for the weekend of Friday 28th August to Sunday 30th August 2015…

Having proven a smash hit over in the States, the N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton took first place at the UK box office this past weekend, with the F. Gary Gray-directed film pulling in an opening weekend of £2,498,231.

Two other newcomers also cracked the top ten, with the video game adaptation Hitman: Agent 47 pulling in £961,411 to take third place, and the Charlotte Rampling / Tom Courtenay romantic drama 45 Years earning £331,196 to sneak into the chart in tenth.

Number one this time last year: Lucy

1. Straight Outta Compton – £2,498,231 weekend (New)

2. Inside Out – £1,199,103 weekend (6 weeks)

3. Hitman: Agent 47 – £961,411 weekend (New)

4. Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation – £890,857 weekend (5 weeks)

5. Pixels – £664,728 weekend (3 weeks)

6. The Man from U.N.C.L.E. – £658,399 weekend (3 weeks)

7. Sinister 2 – £569,830 weekend (2 weeks)

8. Paper Towns – £452,953 weekend (2 weeks)

9.  Minions – £353,262 weekend (10 weeks)

10. 45 Years – £331,196 weekend (New)


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- Gary Collinson

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Golden Globes showdown: Cecil B. DeMille to Meryl Streep, Denzel Washington, Jessica Lange or ...?

3 September 2015 3:10 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Thousands of you have voted this week, choosing your favorites tfor the next Cecil B. DeMille award recipient at the Golden Globes. Your top six recommendations  are: actresses Julie Andrews, Jessica Lange, and Meryl Streep, actors Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington, and director/producer/writer/actor (and Egot champ) Mel Brooks. Now that  the field has been narrowed, you have the ultimate tough decision to make. Choose your favorite in the poll below to let the members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. know to whom they should give this lifetime achievement award. -Break- Related: Honorary Oscars to Spike Lee, Gena Rowlands, Debbie Reynolds Our forums posters, many of whom are Hollywood insiders, are furiously debating this hot topic too. As the announcements of George Clooney last year and Woody Allen in 2013 came in mid-September, we expect this year's selection to be unveiled very soon. ...' »

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Exclusive Interview: Mamie Gummer on collaborating with her mother Meryl Streep in Ricki & the Flash

3 September 2015 1:30 AM, PDT | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

We all get embarrassed my our parents – it’s completely inevitable. But what if your mother was Meryl Streep? Changes things up a little huh? Well, we asked Mamie Gummer if that’s even possible for her, in the build up to the release of Ricki and the Flash – where she collaborates with Streep. Gummer

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Wamg’s 2015 Fall Movie Preview

2 September 2015 6:04 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

As the days get darker and the cold winds of Autumn approach, it’s time to look ahead at the upcoming movies set to hit cinemas this Fall.

The huge slate includes the return of the Jedis, the rebirth of Frankenstein and a new age of Good Dinosaurs. These movies will take audiences to a Galaxy Far, Far Away, on a voyage to Mars and to the summit of the world’s highest mountain, Everest.

Here’s our list of the 2015 Fall movies that we can’t wait to see!


The Visit (Sept 11)

Writer/director/producer M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, Signs, Unbreakable) and producer Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity, The Purge and Insidious series) welcome you to Universal PicturesThe Visit. Shyamalan returns to his roots with the terrifying story of a brother and sister who are sent to their grandparents’ remote Pennsylvania farm for a weeklong trip. »

- Movie Geeks

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Nerd Alert: Walking Dead History, Frozen Fever Honest Trailer and More

2 September 2015 11:22 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Welcome to today's edition of Nerd Alert, where we have all the quirky, nerdy news that you crave in one convenient spot. What do we have in store for you on this wondrous Wednesday? One fan creates a massive version of Lord of the Rings' Erebor with Legos, the short film Frozen Fever gets an Honest Trailer and Christina Applegate takes on the role of a lifetime in a new "biopic" centering on Meryl Streep. But first, the Real Fake History crew breaks down The Walking Dead's Battle of Woodbury. Sit back, relax and check out all that today's Nerd Alert has to offer.

Real Fake History Takes on The Walking Dead

Real Fake History wraps up its first season with a humorous look at the Battle of Woodbury in AMC's The Walking Dead. Instead of focusing on Rick and The Governor's forces going to war, the show centers »

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Interview: Sir Ben Kingsley Always Steering in ‘Learning to Drive’

2 September 2015 10:15 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Chicago – The presence of Sir Ben Kingsley – yes, he was knighted in his native Britain – is the first thing that commands a room. The regal and precise actor, who was awarded an Best Actor Oscar for his definitive performance in “Gandhi,” is back portraying a native of India in his latest film, “Learning to Drive.”

The film is a transition story for the two main characters. Darwan (Kingsley) is a Indian Sikh who gained political asylum in America shortly before September 11th. He is a driving instructor, and encounters a new student in Wendy (Patricia Clarkson). The woman is going through a bitter divorce, and is using the potential of learning to drive to gain more freedom. The two disparate souls help each other in essential ways, and at the same time weather the storm of some extreme life changes.

Sir Ben Kingsley as Darwan in ‘Learning to Drive

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Christina Applegate Plays Meryl Streep in Hilarious Lifetime Biopic Spoof—Watch Now!

2 September 2015 6:36 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Let's be honest. If anyone were to play Meryl Streep in a biopic, Meryl would probably play herself because she's the only actress capable of taking on such an important role! But Funny or Die decided to give Christina Applegate a chance in its Lifetime Biopic Spoof, Meryl: The Lifetime Biopic. Because we'll never actually get to watch the full-length feature on the small screen, we'll just have to do with Applegate taking on some of Streep's best movies, including Adaptation, Kramer vs. Kramer, The Devil Wears Prada and Doubt. Taking on the "performance of a lifetime in the role of a lifetime on Lifetime," Applegate does her best to take on powerhouse Meryl. But it looks like critics »

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