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New DVD Blu-ray: 'Like Father, Like Son,' 'The Killing: Third Season'

30 June 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Moviefone's Top DVD of the Week

"Like Father, Like Son"

What's It About? Two families are thrown into upheaval when it's discovered there was a mistake at the hospital where their respective sons were born. Ryota (Masaharu Fukuyama) has to decide what's more important to him, the relationship he's developed with the six-year-old child he thought was his biological son or his "real" son. Hirokazu Kore-eda explores what it means to be a family and a father in this intimate drama.

Why We're In: Kore-eda's a critically acclaimed filmmaker and beloved arthouse auteur whose work deserves to be seen on a wider scale. Don't let the subtitles scare you -- check it out!

Moviefone's Top Blu-ray of the Week

"Cry-Baby"

What's It About? Johnny Depp plays a swoon-worthy bad boy who falls for Allison (Amy Locane), a sweet girl who's feeling a little feisty. This doesn't sit well with Allison's »

- Jenni Miller

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Movies This Week: June 27-July 1, 2014

27 June 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | Slackerwood | See recent Slackerwood news »

 

The Austin Film Series is wrapping up its "Rebel Rebel" series this weekend with a 35mm print of Female Trouble, the raunchy 1974 comedy from enfant terrible John Waters. It screens tonight and Sunday afternoon at the Marchesa. That's also the place to be on Thursday night as a new Essential Cinema series launches featuring some of the best collaborations of Liv Ullman and Ingmar Bergman. The first film of the series is 1966's Persona, screening in a 35mm print. Look for an article about the series on Monday by programmer Chale Nafus.

The Alamo Drafthouse Ritz has another eclectic week ahead of specialty screenings. On Saturday afternoon, you can view the late-era Marx Bros. classic, 1946's A Night In Casablanca. Also this week, there's a Bill & Ted double feature on Sunday that will include two new Mondo posters available for purchase, Russ Meyer's Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls »

- Matt Shiverdecker

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Second Wave of Fantasia International Film Festival Films Announced, Including Abel Ferrara’s Welcome To New York!

26 June 2014 9:09 AM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

The Montreal-based Fantasia International Film Festival is gearing up to run again this year from July 17th-August 5th, and having already boasted a very impressive first wave of films (including a special presentation of James Gunn’s Guardians Of The Galaxy), the second wave of films has now been announced, making the festival sounds like an even more impressive place to be next month. We’ve combined the two announcements into one, just to give you fright fiends a glimpse at the awesome list of titles coming to festival goers next month.

First Wave:

Opening Film: Jacky In The Kingdom Of Women (Jacky Au Royaume Des Filles)

Fantasia 2014 will launch with the Canadian premiere of Jacky In The Kingdom Of Women (Jacky au royaume des filles), a sharp political satire from comic book genius Riad Sattouf (Les Beaux Gosses) that took the Rotterdam Film Festival by storm.

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- Jerry Smith

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Fantasia 2014 Announces First Wave of Programming

19 June 2014 11:58 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The 18th annual Fantasia International Film Festival will be taking place once again in Montreal and the first wave of programming has been announced, revealing an eclectic mix of genre films from around the world:

“Montreal, June 19, 2014 – The 18th annual Fantasia International Film Festival is gearing up to take Montreal by storm with three weeks of inspiration and excitement starting July 17 until August 5, 2014. Our full 2014 lineup of programming and special events will be revealed shortly, but in the meantime, here’s an early First Wave Announcement of several selected highlights and info to whet your appetite.

Unveiling Our 2014 Poster Art: Fantasia Pays Tribute To Three Legendary Figures Of The Fantastic

On May 7 of last year, Ray Harryhausen, filmmaker and stop-motion special effects pioneer, passed away at the age of 92. Mr. Harryhausen created some of the most beloved and innovative fantastic film imagery of all time in such classics as The 7th Voyage Of Sinbad »

- Jonathan James

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Fantasia 2014: New Artwork; First Wave Titles Include Among the Living, Monsterz, Predestination, Cybernatural, The Harvest, Suburban Gothic, Killers, and More!

19 June 2014 9:55 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

The grandaddy of all film fests, Fantasia 2014, is set to kick off on July 17th, and we have this year's artwork to share along with the first wave of event and film announcements.

From the Press Release:

The 18th annual Fantasia International Film Festival is gearing up to take Montreal by storm with three weeks of inspiration and excitement starting July 17 until August 5, 2014. Our full 2014 lineup of programming and special events will be revealed shortly, but in the meantime here’s an early First Wave Announcement of several selected highlights and info to whet your appetite.

For this year’s edition and onwards, Fantasia will be returning to the freshly renovated Concordia Hall Cinema as its main base, which now features an even larger screen, new seating, and upgraded projection and sound.

Unveiling Our 2014 Poster Art: Fantasia Pays Tribute To Three Legendary Figures Of The Fantastic

On May 7 of last year, »

- Debi Moore

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Fantasia Film Festival Announces An Astonishing First Wave of 2014 Programming

19 June 2014 6:20 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

It is that time of the year again in which we start preparing for our favourite film festival in the world. For the unfamiliar, Sound On Sight has delivered some of the best coverage of the Fantasia Film Festival since we first launched back in 2008. In the past we’ve published up to 55 reviews, dozens of features and recorded six podcasts dedicated entirely to the three and a half week long event. So be sure to come visit us again and again throughout the months of July and August, as we will surely be all over the 2014 edition. The 18th annual Fantasia International Film Festival is taking Montreal by storm, starting July 17 until August 5, 2014. They’ve just released their new poster and along with the first wave of films, and as expected, Fantasia’s programmers aren’t disappointing. Here’s the press release. Enjoy!

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Montreal, June 19, 2014 – The 18th annual Fantasia »

- Ricky

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Lifetime Orders a Christian Siriano Show, Darren Criss Joins “Hollywood Game Night” and “Major Crimes” Hopes for a Kyra Sedgwick Appearance

5 June 2014 4:32 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

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TVLine reports that Major Crimes producers hope they can book Kyra Sedgwick and Billy Burke for Philip Stroh‘s trial. The show tried to get Burke to appear for Stroh’s last appearance but he couldn’t fit it in his Revolution filming schedule.

History has announced an impressive cast for its upcoming mini-series Sons of Liberty. It includes Michael Raymond-James (as Paul Revere), Henry Thomas (as John Adams), Ben Barnes (as Sam Adams), Ryan Eggold (as Joseph Warren) and Breaking Bad vet Dean Norris playing Ben Franklin.

Michael Raymond-James

Lifetime has ordered four reality series including Threads, a competition series featuring young fashion designers who will eventually face judge Christian Siriano.

The Bechdel Test was in the spotlight again, thanks to a study asking how well Doctor Who treats its female characters. io9 explains why the Bechdel Test matters and how it’s effective. Even better, it takes »

- Lyle Masaki

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Meme: Brian Sims Predicts Gay President In a Decade, The Red Viper’s Funeral Sounds Fabulous, David Beckham Mulls Return To Soccer

4 June 2014 5:05 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Doctor Strange finds a director, Joel Osteen doesn’t want views on homosexuality to sidetrack his message, Aaron Schock can’t keep his shirt on

Pennsylvania Rep and all around hunk Brian Sims has no problem being known as the openly gay representative, because soon it won’t matter. “It doesn’t bother me that people label me as the ‘gay elected representative of Pennsylvania. In 50 years, it won’t be an issue anymore. Looking at the current trend in the American opinion, we’ll have a gay president in 10 years.” Perhaps you, Mr. Sims?

TVLine has some typically vague spoilers about the premiere of Teen Wolf. Read them and be confused, but also remember your grain of salt.

Florida Circuit Court Judge Sarah Zabel has denied the petition of three anti-gay groups including the infamous Florida Family Association to intervene in the marriage equality case there. And her reasoning is golden, »

- Ed Kennedy

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Rihanna Steals the Whole Show at the Cfda Awards

3 June 2014 7:16 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Fashion's finest descended on Lincoln Center in NYC on Monday evening for the Cfda Fashion Awards. Stars like Lupita Nyong'o, Blake Lively, Olivia Wilde, and Marion Cotillard walked the red carpet in gorgeous outfits by their respective designer dates for the annual event, which was hosted by film director and screenwriter John Waters. Lupita, who presented the womenswear designer of the year award during the ceremony, made her Cfda debut in a printed top and matching shorts, while Blake kept things short and sweet in a beaded Michael Kors minidress and '60s-inspired beauty look. It was Rihanna, though, who may have stolen the show; she hit the scene in a revealing sheer beaded gown for her big night. She was honored with the fashion icon award this evening and showed off her signature edgy style while posing for photos with a fur stole all night long (don't worry, »

- Brittney Stephens

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Know a Lonely Old One? Dial up the Call Girl of Cthulhu

30 May 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Hey, man, everyone's gotta get laid sooner or later. Preferably sooner... From the makers of the stellar Wnuf Halloween Special comes Call Girl of Cthulhu and we have your first look right here.

The film boasts performances from David Phillip Carollo, Melissa O’Brien, Nicolette Le Faye, and George Stover (John Waters’s Desperate Living), with special effects by Jason M. Koch and Kaleigh Brown of Aftermath FX Studio (Return To Nuke ‘Em High).

Call Girl of Cthulhu is the sixth film from Baltimore-based Midnight Crew Studios.

The film will be released through Camp Motion Pictures later this year.

For more info visit "like" Call Girl of Cthulhu on Facebook, and follow Call Girl of Cthulhu on Twitter.

Synopsis

When a virginal artist falls in love with a call girl, she turns out to be the chosen bride of the alien god Cthulhu. To save her, he must stop a »

- Steve Barton

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The Definitive Movie Musicals: 50-41

27 April 2014 9:04 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

courtesy of flickeringmyth.com

50. Dancer in the Dark (2000)

Directed by Lars von Trier

Signature Song: “I’ve Seen It All” (http://youtu.be/d9zFt6M_GLo)

Who says people in a musical have to be able to sing? The list starts with a film directed by the director of Melancholia, Antichrist, and the recent Nymphomaniac films. Starring Björk, Dancer in the Dark takes place in the fantasy world of Selma, an immigrant from the Czeck Republic living in a blue-collar town in the United States. She lives on the property of a local police officer named Bill (David Morse) and his wife. She finds herself the object of a shy co-worker’s affection (Peter Stormare), but doesn’t entirely reciprocate, partly because she knows that she is slowly going blind. Terrified that her disease is hereditary and her son most certainly will get it, she works long hours at the factory, »

- Joshua Gaul

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Trailers from Hell on 'Pink Flamingos,' the Filthiest Movie Alive

21 April 2014 8:31 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Today on Trailers from Hell, Mark Helfrich takes on John Waters' filthy 1972 cult classic "Pink Flamingos." A movie likely to provoke as much controversy (and occasional retching) today as it did in 1972, "Pink Flamingos" is, in its own way, a seminal independent film; made in a Baltimore suburb for $10,000 by a 26 year-old John Waters and starring a home grown band of outsiders (featuring the alarming 370 lb. drag queen, Divine), the movie led a charmed life, gaining popularity at universities and eventually being picked up by New Line. The film, about Divine’s struggle to guard her crown as  “the filthiest person alive” against her equally repellant rivals, Raymond and Connie Marble, is a virtual laundry list of preposterous perversities. You may hate yourself in the morning but the experience is undeniably hilarious. »

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Pink Flamingos

20 April 2014 10:00 PM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

A movie likely to provoke as much controversy (and occasional retching) today as it did in 1972, Pink Flamingos is, in its own way, a seminal independent film; made in a Baltimore suburb for $10,000 by a 26 year-old John Waters and starring a home grown band of outsiders (featuring the alarming 370 lb. drag queen, Divine), the movie led a charmed life, gaining popularity at universities and eventually being picked up by New Line. The film, about Divine’s struggle to guard her crown as  “the filthiest person alive” against her equally repellant rivals, Raymond and Connie Marble, is a virtual laundry list of preposterous perversities. You may hate yourself in the morning but the experience is undeniably hilarious.

The post Pink Flamingos appeared first on Trailers From Hell.

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Meme: Pharrell Comes Out For Equality, Pope Gets an Invite from Ali Forney Center, Parker Young Swings Like a Gymnast

14 April 2014 4:58 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Andrew Garfield to host SNL, Linda Harvey helpfully advises teens to stay in closet.

Outsports has been going out of their way to remind people watching The Masters that golfer Bubba Watson isn’t the aw-shucks guy he seems to be. Speaking about Jason Collins, Bubba said “I’m not saying I’m better than anybody else. I’m not saying he’s wrong, I’m saying I love him. If he called me right now and said, ‘Hey,’ or any person that was gay called me, I’d go to dinner with them any time. It’s just my belief system on the Bible says you can’t be gay. That’s a sin. So somebody living in sin I believe to be wrong.” Those statements broke my golf-watching, Bubba-loving mom’s heart.

We’re just now getting our Harvey Milk stamp, with the White House unveiling next month, »

- Ed Kennedy

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'I Am Divine' Offers Insightful Portrait of Gay Icon and John Waters' Muse, Now on DVD/VOD

9 April 2014 8:10 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

"I Am Divine," the largely crowd-funded documentary directed by Jeffrey Schwarz, chronicles the life of none other than the Divine, John Waters' muse who defined a generation of proto-punk films like "Pink Flamingos" and "Female Trouble," and famously ate dog doo-doo in front of the camera. Beneath the fierce -- in the true sense of the word -- makeup and drag he was Harris Glenn Milstead. Divine was just a day job, he insisted, but he ended up getting pegged for that alter-ego throughout his career until his death at age 42. The documentary covers his struggle to be taken seriously as an actor outside the larger-than-life Divine persona, meeting John Waters and other gay folks in Baltimore and, of course, his love of drugs and partying. For Waters loyalists and Divine devotees, "I Am Divine" is pure pleasure start to finish. The talking heads-style doc features illuminating interviews with Waters, »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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Review: Documentary 'I Am Divine' Shines A New Light On John Waters' Most Notorious Collaborator

8 April 2014 2:03 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Even if you've stayed away from every John Waters film ever made, the chances of not knowing who Divine was are slim. The image of a 300-pound drag queen wearing a skin-tight red dress with candy-colored wig, bombastic face make-up, and pointing a gun at everything society consumes to be beautiful has been burnt deep enough into the culture to be instantly recognizable. Whether you've actually seen "Pink Flamingos" or not is temporarily beside the point. Loud, proud, and outrageous in every entertaining sense of the word; Divine has become—largely thanks to his work with Waters—a symbol for the countercultural movement in the '60s and '70s, and the personification of the “fuck you, you fucking fucks” angst towards society's norms. Jeffrey Schwartz's documentary on the man behind the queen, which has been raising dust at festivals around the world, works so well because you don't »

- Nikola Grozdanovic

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New DVD Blu-ray: 'Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug,' 'August: Osage County'

8 April 2014 10:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Moviefone's Top DVD of the Week

"The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug"

What's It About? Bilbo (Martin Freeman), Gandalf (Ian McKellen), and the dwarves are back for the second film in this Tolkien cycle. Bilbo goes toe to scaly toe with Smaug, a dragon voiced by Freeman's "Sherlock" co-star Benedict Cumberbatch.

Why We're In: Even if you don't spring for the fancy Blu-ray set, you'll still get some goodies in this 2-disc package -- including the option to press pause while you take a bathroom break.

Moviefone's Top Blu-ray of the Week

"Wild at Heart"

What's It About? Nicolas Cage and Laura Dern are Sailor and Lula, two crazy, star-crossed lovers in David Lynch's tribute to "The Wizard of Oz," Elvis, road movies, and much more. Sleazy, crazy, and sexy.

Why We're In: This Blu-ray is packed with extras that are sure to please everyone who's wild at heart. »

- Jenni Miller

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'Veronica Mars' and Kickstarter: Is this the future of movie financing?

16 March 2014 10:10 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Now that the big-screen version of Veronica Mars has finally come out, it has turned out to be breezy, pulpy, enjoyable, disposable entertainment (Veronica attempts to solve the murder of a famous rock star in Amy Winehouse makeup…whom she happened to go to high school with!). And now that the film has proved, for the first time, that a movie funded by crowdsourcing (in this case, via Kickstarter) can readily make its money back — and perhaps even do better than that — one could, I suppose, choose to be cynical by viewing the entire phemonenon of the Veronica Mars movie »

- Owen Gleiberman

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Stars reveal their criminally underrated entertainment picks

14 March 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Everyone — stars included — has that one show or movie they believe hasn’t received the attention it deserves. EW asked some celebrities, ranging from director John Waters to actress Allison Janney, what shows or movies they think are criminally underrated. Here’s what they said:

John Waters, director Hairspray, Serial Mom

Bruno Dumont’s movies, which are all long, depressing, French art movies about farmers and the earth and misery [such as Humanité]. I love a feel-bad movie. I hate to feel good at a theater. There is such honesty in the pain he puts on screen.”

John Lasseter, director Toy Story, Cars »

- EW staff

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New DVD Blu-ray: '12 Years a Slave,' 'Catching Fire,' 'An American Tail'

4 March 2014 8:30 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Moviefone's Top DVD of the Week

"12 Years a Slave"

What's It About? Based on the memoir by Solomon Northup, "12 Years a Slave" stars Chiwetel Ejiofor as a free man who was kidnapped from his home in New York and sold into slavery. Northup ends up on a plantation run by the cruel Edwin Epps (Michael Fassbender) and his equally awful wife (Sarah Paulson), who take special delight in tormenting another young slave named Patsey (Lupita Nyong'o).

Why We're In: The movie took him Best Picture Sunday night -- see director Steve McQueen quite literally jump for joy here -- for good reason. Nyong'o took home the Best Supporting Actress award for her wrenching performance, and John Ridley won for his adapted screenplay.

Moviefone's Top Blu-ray of the Week

"Hairspray" (1988)

What's It About? This is the original "Hairspray," which stars Ricki Lake as the adorable Tracy Turnblad. Tracy won't let anything »

- Jenni Miller

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