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Francis Ford Coppola's new mystery thriller 'Twixt' isn't exactly sounding like a particularly exciting prospect. It's one of the many projects that either features a version of the classic American poet Edgar Allan Poe or is at least based upon his past works. Val Kilmer, Bruce Dern, Elle Fanning, Joanne Whalley, David Paymer, Alden Ehrenreich, Anthony Fusco, Don Novello and Ryan Simpkins all star in Coppola's new movie. Poe in this feature is portrayed by British actor Ben Chaplin ('Lost Souls', 'Dorian Gray'). The Kino Gallery have revealed a new international one-sheet from the movie as we wait with bated breathe at the prospect of a general release, or at best a direct to DVD announcement. Check out the new poster below. »
Showtime will release The Borgias: Season 1 on Blu-ray and DVD just after Christmas on December 27.
The Borgias stars Jeremy Irons as the patriarch of a powerful family in Renaissance-era Italy. The show, which co-stars Francois Arnaud, Colm Feore, Holliday Grainger, David Oakes, Lotte Verbeek and Joanne Whalley, follows the family's exploits which range from manipulation to scandal.
The Borgais: Season 1 on Blu-ray will be presented in 1080p video and 5.1 DTS-hd Master Audio. All of the bonus features will be accessible via Bd-Live only, and none have anything to do with the show. They are the House of Lies Pilot Episode; First Episode of Dexter: Season 6; and Episodes 1 and 2 of Episodes.
Click here to pre-order The Borgias: Season 1 on Blu-ray for $45.99 at Amazon.com, 30 percent off the $65.99 list price.
Gossip Girl loves a good revelation; last week Dan (Penn Badgley) was publicly announced as the author of Inside and this week comes the moment that Blair (Leighton Meester) and Louis (Hugo Becker), will tell their families about their baby news. Being Gossip Girl this will occur at an event (this time celebrating Yom Kippur) and as always it will not go smoothly. Light spoilers ahead.
The Waldorf's are hosting Yom Kippur which brings the amazing Wallace Shawn back to our screens as Blair's step-father Cyrus. There has already been conflict between the families regarding the wedding plans and with this added bundle of joy; things are going to get more complicated. This is further hindered by Louis' sister Beatrice (Roxanne Mesquida) who has her own agenda and will try and use this news to her advantage. Blair is feeling the pressure from all angles as Louis' mother Sophie (Joanne Whalley »
- emma fraser
After a stellar career directing some of cinema’s greats—The Godfather, Apocalypse Now, The Conversation—you can’t blame Francis Ford Coppola for deciding to film smaller passion projects in his twilight. After the self-financed Tetro and Youth Without Youth, he returns with a story from an unusual origin. With an alcohol-induced dream in Istanbul, a vivid conversation with Edgar Allen Poe while a murder mystery happens as a backdrop, the impetus behind Twixt was born. Awoken before its end, Coppola scribbled down what he could remember and wrote a short story to convert into his script. Utilizing the parallel between Poe’s tragic loss of his young wife/cousin and the equally devastating accident that claimed Coppola’s son, the theme coming through the art is a wonderfully bittersweet idea that our loved ones get buried in our work. I admire the ability to allow his newest piece »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (thefilmstage.com)
The Borgias (Sky Atlantic)
Chilean Miners: 17 Days Buried Alive (BBC2) | iPlayer
Carrot or Stick: A Horizon Guide to Raising Kids (BBC2) | iPlayer
It's hard to think of a family that has been tarred more gleefully by the brush of history than the Borgias. Even those too young to remember the 1981 BBC mini-series (laughed off the TV by critics for its bad accents, naked cavorting and cartoon priapism) will probably be aware of the power-addled dynasty's reputation for corruption and murder and trigger-happy shagging in medieval Rome. In terms of PR, even by the elastic moral standards of Renaissance plutocrats the Borgias were to fornication and torture what the Medicis were to the flowering of the arts.
- Phil Hogan
ReelzChannel Celebrity Rundown
How do you know when you're crazy? When "Octomom" Nadya Suleman says you are! The mother of 14 kids said Casey Anthony is not "mentally stable" and added, "The thought that Casey Anthony would even entertain the idea of harming her child makes me sick." Meanwhile, Anthony does not have to return to Orlando quite yet as a judge has agreed to hear her attorney's claim that Florida is too dangerous for her.
Just seven months removed from having a baby, Miranda Kerr wore a bikini down a Sydney, Australia runway and clearly showed no signs of stretch marks.
Today all eyes will be on Tiger Woods — rubbernecking, according to the New York Times — as he makes another return to competitive golf after dealing with knee and Achilles injuries. Woods tees off at 1:40 Et, with high school friend Byron Bell carrying his bag. Longtime caddy Steve Williams »
- reelz reelz
Val Kilmer 's ex-wife claims the actor has stiffed her on child support payments ... according to documents obtained by TMZ ... and now she's going after his property in order to get what she claims is rightfully owed. Actress Joanne Whalley had two children with Val before their marriage ended in 1996 -- one of the children is now 19-years old and the other is 16. At the time of the split, Val agreed to shell out $27,500 per month in child support. »
- TMZ Staff
Val Kilmer has been hit with a demand for financial support from his ex-wife after allegedly falling behind with child maintenance payments.
Joanne Whalley was married to the actor from 1988 to 1996, and they share two teenage children. Following their split, Kilmer agreed to pay $27,500 (£17,187) a month in child support.
However, Kilmer is said to have fallen behind on the installments, prompting Whalley to obtain a lien against the actor's ranch in New Mexico in a bid to force him to bring the payments up to date, reports TMZ.com.
It's not the first time Whalley has moved to secure a debt payment on Kilmer's home - he owed her money in 2007, but the lien was removed in 2008 after the situation was rectified.
Last year, Kilmer faced financial woe when it was reported he owed nearly $500,000 (£333,330) in unpaid U.S. federal taxes. He was also forced to slash the price of his New Mexico property by a massive $10 million (£6.7 million) after it failed to sell. »
American Zoetrope have released the first official trailer for the Francis Ford Coppola directed Twixt, which stars Val Kilmer, Bruce Dern, Elle Fanning, Ben Chaplin, Joanne Whalley, David Paymer and Ryan Simpkins.
A writer with a declining career arrives in a small town as part of his book tour and gets caught up in a murder mystery involving a young girl. That night in a dream, he is approached by a mysterious young ghost named V. He’s unsure of her connection to the murder in the town, but is grateful for the story being handed to him. Ultimately he is led to the truth of the story, surprised to find that the ending has more to do with his own life than he could ever have anticipated.
Twixt, who Sdcc panel went down a storm after Coppola used an iPad to recut the movie live, is scheduled to premiere »
The first trailer for legendary film director Francis Ford Coppola's upcoming horror thriller "Twixt" is now online.The American Zoetrope production stars Val Kilmer, Elle Fanning, Bruce Dern, Ben Chaplin, Joanne Whalley, Don Novello, David Paymer and Alden Ehrenreich.A release date is yet to be announced, however the film will have it's premiere at next months Toronto International Film Festival.Watch the trailer below in HD;A writer with a declining career arrives in a small town as part of his book tour and gets caught up in a murder mystery involving a young girl. That night in a dream, he is approached by a mysterious young ghost named V. He's unsure of her connection to the murder in the town, but is »
- Anthony Pearson
Francis Ford Coppola’s new film has been a long time coming, but the movie is finally set to make its debut at the upcoming Toronto Film Festival.
It’s an unusual project, and we finally get to take a closer look at it with the release of this trailer for it, courtesy of the Toronto International Film Festival. Take a look and see what you think…
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Francis Ford Coppola's Twixt will be screened at the Toronto Film Festival in September. Watching this trailer of Coppola's horror thriller, I couldn't help but wonder if it was meant to lure patrons into theaters or to scare them away. If this Twixt trailer is any indication of the sort of cinematic experience Coppola's latest movie will provide, then I guess I can affirm that it'll be nothing like The Godfather, The Godfather: Part II, The Godfather: Part III, The Conversation, Apocalypse Now, or even One from the Heart, Peggy Sue Got Married, and Dracula. Written and directed by Coppola, Twixt features Val Kilmer, Bruce Dern, Ben Chaplin, Elle Fanning, Joanne Whalley, Don Novello, Tom Waits, and David Paymer. It's expected to be released in the United States either later in 2011, or more likely, sometime in 2012. »
- Zac Gille
Elle Fanning and Val Kilmer star in Francis Ford Coppola’s “Twixt,” in what’s being billed as the first “interactive movie.” The supernatural thriller may never end the same way twice. Coppola premiered “Twixt” at Comic-Con earlier this month and said it would not be released to theaters like a regular movie. Instead, he’ll take it on a 30-city tour, almost like a concert. And he will play maestro, editing, cutting and adding sections to the picture depending on the audience. No two viewers may see the same film twice. The movie also stars Joanne Whalley, Ben Chaplin, Don Novello, David Paymer, Alden Ehrenreich and Lisa Biales. »
- email@example.com (Keith Girard)
Francis Ford Coppola's latest film production mixes the surreal with murder. Currently at the Toronto International Film Festival, Twixt also takes some elements from Edgar Allan Poe's writings e.g murder mystery. In a small town local writer Hall (Val Kilmer) is shopping his latest failing tale titled Witch Hunter, when he is introduced to real horror. Several people have gone missing likely due to a serial killer.
Now, the first trailer has been released for Twixt. This clip is over 3 minutes long and there are some colourful dream sequences to be seen in the reel. Have a look at Coppola's surreal masterpiece below.
The synopsis for Twixt is here:
"A writer with a declining career arrives in a small town as part of his book tour and gets caught up in a murder mystery involving a young girl. That night in a dream, he is approached by »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Allen)
Synopsis: A writer with a declining career arrives in a small town as part of his book tour and gets caught up in a murder mystery involving a young girl. That night in a dream, he is approached by a mysterious young ghost named V. He’s unsure of her connection to the murder in the town, but is grateful for the story being handed to him. Ultimately he is led to the truth of the story, surprised to find that the ending has more to do with his own life than he could ever have anticipated.
Twixt is scheduled to premiere at »
- Jamie Neish
Iconic filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola returns to his horror roots with the gothic thriller Twixt, featuring Val Kilmer and Elle Fanning in the tale of a burnt out writer attempting to solve the murder of a young girl. The first trailer for Twixt, a film that will be presented in theaters with a live score and up-to-the-minute edits decided by the audience, has been released. Check it out below.
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Twixt comes to theaters in 2011 and stars Val Kilmer, Bruce Dern, Ben Chaplin, Elle Fanning, Joanne Whalley, David Paymer, Alden Ehrenreich, Anthony Fusco. The film is directed by Francis Ford Coppola. »
Francis Ford Coppola‘s Twixt is something that we’ve covered a great deal on this site, but even things like stills don’t really tell us how this will look and feel as a film. Luckily, a trailer has arrived on Tiff’s YouTube channel (via FirstShowing), and it’s an extensive look at the director’s return to horror.
What strikes me the most about the preview is how much it truly feels like a Coppola movie. Those who have only seen The Godfather movies may not be aware of his penchant for including some stranger-than-normal touches, and the way he uses certain things — like black and white or fading — feels right at home in his filmography. And the line about writing for profit? Anybody who knows the man’s history knows how much that must mean to him. I’m not sure if that music we hear is from composer Dan Deacon, »
- Nick Newman
When I listened to Francis Ford Coppola give a master class at last year’s Marrakech Film Festival, some of the most valuable information imparted was about the creative process. So that’s what struck me when I watched this trailer of his latest film, Twixt, premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival this month. Val Kilmer stars as a mass market horror novelist, and there’s clearly some kind of meditation going on about the workings of the imagination. As quoted at First Showing, Coppola says the film “‘was inspired by the eerie writings of Nathaniel Hawthorne and Edgar Allan Poe’ and came to him in a vivid dream he had while on a trip to Istanbul.” There’s also Elle Fanning picking up on her zombie role in Super 8; Kilmer reuniting, on screen, with his ex, Joanne Whalley; and, in the credits, Tom Waits and Don Novello (!). And, »
- Scott Macaulay
The trailer for Francis Ford Coppola's latest, Twixt , is now online, courtesy of the Toronto International Film Festival , where it will make its premiere. Based on a short story by Coppola, the film stars Val Kilmer as a horror author working on his latest book. He's joined by Bruce Dern, Elle Fanning, Ben Chaplin, Joanne Whalley, Don Novello, David Paymer, Alden Ehrenreich and Tom Waits. Check out the trailer in the player below and click here to watch a conversation with Coppola about his innovative plans for release over at ComingSoon.net's sister site, Shock Till You Drop . »
Writer whose novels signalled a sea-change in British literature
Stan Barstow, who has died aged 83, belonged to a generation of working-class writers who became famous in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Like his peers Alan Sillitoe, John Braine, David Storey and Keith Waterhouse, he was born in the depression years of the interwar period and flowered as a novelist in the booming welfare state of postwar Britain. Barstow and his fellow, primarily northern, writers were products of this remarkable transformation in the social landscape of Britain, and their creativity was fuelled by the opportunities and anxieties that such an enormous process of change inevitably generated.
Barstow arrived on the literary scene in 1960 with his first published novel, A Kind of Loving. An unsentimental and unpatronising portrayal of an unhappy marriage, it struck a new note of sombre and sensitive realism. He was riding the crest of a wave: Braine's »
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