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Daily Dead’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Day Ten

11 December 2014 3:13 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Now that we’re officially two weeks away from Christmas, there’s not much time left to get your holiday shopping done. Hopefully, today’s Gift Guide from Daily Dead will help you with your list, as we’ve got a ton of great ideas from Boom Studios, Synapse Films, Think Geek and more.

Also, be sure to check out today’s Holiday Horrors trivia question below for your shot at winning some awesome merchandise from our fine sponsors at HorrorDecor.net, Scream Factory and Anchor Bay Entertainment.

Vendor Spotlight: Boom Studios

Boom! Studios was founded in June of 2005 by Ross Richie and Andrew Cosby. They were named “Best New Publisher of the Year” by Wizard Magazine just four months after their début. The company initially specialized in horror and sci-fi genres and have since branched out to include superhero comics such as Mark Waid’s Irredeemable and the upcoming Soldier Zero, »

- Heather Wixson

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November 11th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Dolls, Batman: The Complete TV Series

10 November 2014 5:10 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

For the second week of November, genre fans have plenty of titles to choose from, as the horror and sci-fi related home releases aren’t slowing down at all this week. Not only does the highly anticipated Batman HD box set finally come home on Tuesday, but several cult classics, including Dolls and both Demons films, are also getting their due on Blu-ray too.

For those of you Trubies out there, the final season of True Blood is coming out, as well as a nifty box set of the entire HBO series and even Gamera is getting his own box set to boot. And for those of you out there who fancy yourselves fans of cult cannibal flicks, Intervision is releasing two obscure titles this week that might be of interest- Mondo Cannibal and In the Land of the Cannibals.

Batman: The Complete TV Series Limited Edition Set (Warner Home Video, »

- Heather Wixson

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Buyers step into Fog with Uma Thurman

8 November 2014 2:00 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Uma Thurman WWII drama is hot seller at Afm for Other Angle.Other Angle has seen strong interest on new drama Night and Fog, its WWII drama set to star Uma Thurman [pictured].Deals have closed at the Afm with Turkey (Fabula), Middle East (Falcon), South Africa (M-Net) and Former Yugoslavia (2 Eye Films) with Germany, Latin America, Benelux and Poland about to sign.Thurman is set to play intelligence office Vera Atkins, who made it her mission to discover the fate of missing agents she had dispatched to Occupied France after the conflict.John Hay will direct the drama, due to shoot in Northern Ireland in 2015.At the Afm Other Angle has also closed deals on Asia Argento’s festival favourite Misunderstood with Brazil (Imovision) and Turkey (Mars).The company recently concluded deals with Germany (Rapid Eye), Australia (Palace), Russia (A-One Films), Argentina (Zeta Film), Poland (Spectator), South Korea (At Nine) and Hungary (Cirko).Also continuing to sell »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Stockholm to honour Uma Thurman

16 October 2014 8:02 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The festival’s 25th edition will feature a contribution from Ai Weiwei and competition titles including Whiplash, Nightcrawler and Foxcatcher.

The Stockholm International Film Festival (Nov 5-16) is to present its Achievement Award to Us actress Uma Thurman.

The Kill Bill star will will visit Stockholm to receive the prestigious Bronze Horse and meet the audience during an exclusive “Face2Face”.

Thurman will also take part in the inauguration ceremony, which will include the unveiling of an ice sculpture by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei.

Weiwei was a Stockholm jury member last year but since he wasn’t allowed to leave China, he sent an empty chair named ”The Chair for Non-attendance” as symbol of his absence.

He is still not allowed to leave China so will send a design that will be portrayed in the form of a large ice sculpture symbolising this years’ Spotlight theme - Hope.

Brazil

The festival will focus this year on Brazil »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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New York 2014 Review: In Misunderstood, A Little Girl Contends With A Family From Hell

5 October 2014 7:00 PM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Leo Tolstoy famously opened his classic novel Anna Karenina with this statement: "Happy families are all alike. But all unhappy families are unhappy in their own way." You'd be hard pressed to find a family much unhappier than the one depicted in Misunderstood, the latest feature by actress-director Asia Argento, her third as director and her first filmmaking effort in about a decade. The opening scene wastes very little time in establishing just how hellish an existence being part of that family is. Over a family dinner, mom (Charlotte Gainsbourg) and dad (Gabriel Garko) hurl vicious insults at one another, while the children are caught in the middle of this violent whirlwind. The one who gets the brunt of the cruel, abusive, and casually neglectful behavior...

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‘Argento’s Dracula’ DVD Review

1 October 2014 12:01 PM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Thomas Kretschmann, Marta Gastini, Asia Argento, Unax Ugalde, Miriam Giovanelli, Rutger Hauer, Maria Cristina Heller, Augusto Zucchi, Franco Ravera, Giovanni Franzoni | Written by Dario Argento, Enrique Cerezo, Stefano Piani, Antonio Tentori | Directed by Dario Argento

As a reviewer I tend not to follow the opinion’s of others – no matter how many people share the same opinion or how many times I’m told said opinion is true. I know that, for the most part, my taste in movies is more aligned to the audience that reads my reviews than my fellow bloggers and critics… Which is why I was willing to part with my hard-earned money to discover the truth about Dario Argento’s take on Dracula for myself.

I kind of wish I’d listened to everyone else.

When Tania (Asia Argento), a young woman, is attacked and killed by a mysterious dark shadow in the woods »

- Phil Wheat

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Nyff 2014 Mubi Coverage Roundup

1 October 2014 10:44 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Here is an index of all our past and present coverage relevant to this year's Nyff lineup.

The Posters of the 52nd New York Film Festival

by Adrian Curry 

Adieu au langage (Jean-Luc Godard)

by Daniel Kasman

Beloved Sisters (Dominik Graf)

by Adam Cook

New: Beloved Sisters (Dominik Graf)

by Daniel Kasman 

Clouds of Sils Maria (Olivier Assayas)

by Daniel Kasman

New: Gone Girl (David Fincher)

dialogue between Daniel Kasman and Doug Dibbern 

New: Heaven Knows What (Josh & Bennie Safdie)

by Doug Dibbern 

Jauja (Lisandro Alonso)

by Daniel Kasman

Life of Riley (Alain Resnias)

by Boris Nelepo

Interview with Alex Ross Perry

by Ricky D'Ambrose

Narccissists and Close-Ups: Alex Ross Perry's Listen Up Philip

by Ignatiy Vishnevetsky

Listen Up Philip (Alex Ross Perry)

by Adam Cook

Notes for David Cronenberg's Maps to the Stars

by Marie-Pierre Duhamel

Misunderstood (Asia Argento)

by Doug Dibbern 

Mr. Turner (Mike Leigh)

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Nyff 2014: ‘Misunderstood’ Is a Cackling, Confident Tale of Troubled Youth

29 September 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Misunderstood is a magnificently angry film. One can glean as much from the title, a potential evocation of everything from the Beats and Rebel Without a Cause to the sexually furious teens of Fat Girl and the New French Extremity. Asia Argento‘s third feature as director may not reference all of these different artistic moments, but it certainly fits into the larger cultural history of disaffected youth. Its adults are incompetent, acrimonious clowns whose negligence is only matched by their stupidity. Its children take after them, engaging in petty squabbles because they’ve likely never seen anyone behave any better. It is a film that sees right into the empty core of materialism and its discontents. All of this might be hard to take if it were not anchored by a defiant, cackling sense of humor and one of the most effective child protagonists of the last few years. Aria »

- Daniel Walber

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Daily | Nyff 2014 | Asia Argento’s Misunderstood

26 September 2014 12:03 PM, PDT | Keyframe | See recent Keyframe news »

Back in May, the New York Times' Manohla Dargis spoke with Asia Argento about her third feature, Misunderstood (Incompresa), "a funny, free, tough-minded film… Set in the 1980s, it centers on a 9-year-old, Aria (Giulia Salerno), the underloved daughter of two monstrous narcissists, an actor (Gabriel Garko) and a pianist (Charlotte Gainsbourg). Soon after it opens, the parents separate and Aria–Ms. Argento’s original name–starts toggling between them even as they reject her, often brutally. Cast aside, she takes refuge in her love of a cat and in her imagination, which soars movingly both in her writing and in some wild fantasies." We're collecting more reviews and have posted the trailer and two clips. » - David Hudson »

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Misunderstood (Incompresa) Review | Nyff 2014

26 September 2014 7:08 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

[Incompresa has been titled Misunderstood in the U.S.  For the purposes of this review I will be referring to it by its original title.] In 1993 Hole’s Courtney Love was asked about the differences between their then-impending masterpiece Live Through This and their prior album, the cathartic but formally messy Pretty on the Inside.  She replied, “it’s leaps and bounds different.  It’s so different there should have been an album in between.”  The same sentiment could be used to describe the vast gulf between writer/director Asia Argento’s last feature film, the undeniably visceral The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things, and her new work Incompresa, which carries a sustained and palpable ache that could only be achieved by someone working at the top of their craft.   That shared DNA with Live Through This  doesn’t end there, as Incompresa also provides the singularly indelible experience of walking a mile in someone else’s disintegrating shoes.  But that’s only a gateway comparison, this film is its own beast entirely.  Incompresa »

- Evan Dickson

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Nyff 2014. Asia Argento's "Misunderstood"

26 September 2014 6:10 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Getting its North American premiere at the New York Film Festival, Asia Argento’s Misunderstood is ostensibly about a nine-year-old girl’s difficult childhood brought on by the wildly inappropriate parenting skills of a pair of narcissistic celebrities and/or bohemian artists. That being said, its depiction of a childhood devoid of authority is often so playfully strange that it seems a celebration of anarchy more than a lament.  

The father (Gabriel Garko) is  a popular action movie star who sports sunglasses and bleach-blonde frosted tips, smokes pot in front of his kids, and showers his other daughter—a busty teen who seems always on the verge of exploding out of her all-pink outfit in her all-pink bedroom—with almost incestuous affection. The mother (Charlotte Gainsbourg), meanwhile, disappears for weeks at a time on erotic adventures, brings home men who talk about “pussy” in front of the kids, and makes »

- Doug Dibbern

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Movie Poster of the Week: The Posters of the 52nd New York Film Festival

26 September 2014 5:11 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

The New York Film Festival kicks off this evening, though not with Mike Leigh’s Mr. Turner (that comes next weekend), even though I couldn’t resist leading off this year’s round-up with this glorious sunburst of a poster for that film’s German release. 

Keyart doesn’t seem to have been created yet for some of the newest films like Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice, Mia Hansen-Løve’s Eden, the Safdies’ Heaven Knows What, Pedro Costa’s Horse Money, Eugene Green’s La Sapienza, Nick Broomfield’s Tales of the Grim Sleeper, and Oren Moverman’s Time Out of Mind, but I have managed to find posters for the other 23 films in the Main Slate of the Festival. Some are repeats from my Cannes Competition round-up earlier this year, though I have tried to find newer designs if possible (like that striking Saint Laurent). Posters are presented »

- Adrian Curry

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Busan unveils 2014 line-up

2 September 2014 1:19 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Chen-Zer Doze Niu’s Paradise In Service and Lee Bo-Cheung’s Gangster Pay Day to bookend 19th edition.

The 19th Busan International Film Festival (Biff) (Oct 2-11) today announced its line-up with the international premiere of Chen-Zer Doze Niu’s Taiwanese film Paradise In Service as the opening film.

Niu and cast members will be on hand at the opening ceremony on Oct 2, to be emceed by Moon So-ri and Ken Watanabe.

Lee Bo-Cheung’s Hong Kong-China film Gangster Pay Day will receive its world premiere as the closing film on Oct 11. The director as well as stars Anthony Wong and Charlene Choi will be on hand to present the film.

Biff will screen 314 films from 79 countries with 98 world premieres and 36 international premieres.

All the 12 New Currents competition films are world or international premieres, including Amin Dora’s Ghadi, the first Lebanese film to screen in this section, and Jalal’s Story, directed by Abu »

- hjnoh2007@gmail.com (Jean Noh)

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Raindance unveils 2014 line-up

2 September 2014 8:37 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Independent film festival to open with I Origins and close with Wolf.

Raindance Film Festival (Sept 24 - Oct 5) has unveiled the programme for its 22nd edition, comprising more than 100 features and 150 shorts from more than 50 countries. The festival, held at London’s Vue Piccadilly, will also incldue 40 industry events.

The festival will open with sci fi drama I Origins, starring Michael Pitt, Archie Panjabi and Brit Marling, and will close with a screening of Dutch thriller Wolf.

Raindance’s international programme this year includes the UK premiere of Mexican film Cesar Chavez, directed by Diego Luna and starring Wes Bentley, America Ferrera and John Malkovich, who will present the screening on Sept 27. 

Asia Argento Misunderstood, starring Charlotte Gainsbourg, will also receive its UK premiere at the festival as part of Raindance’s Italian film selection.

Other highlights include the world premieres of Like Sunday, Like Rain starring Debra Messing and Leighton Meester, and musical »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Thn Attends The 2014 Raindance Film Festival Launch

2 September 2014 5:25 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

 

Raindance Film Festival announced its’ 2014 programme today in central London and Thn was there to check out the line-up. This year’s festival will take place from 24th September – 5th October and will screen 100 feature films and over 150 short films.

Now in its 22nd year, the festival has a strong legacy of showing alternative films and uncovering the hottest new filmmakers to hit the cinematic scene.  Raindance-premiered hits include Memento, Old Boy, The Blair Witch Project, Pusher, Ghost World and Love Exposure.

The opening night gala film, taking place on the 24th September, will be Mike Cahill’s sic-fi drama I Origins starring Brit Marling. Cahill’s debut feature, Another Earth (co-written by and also starring Brit Marling) premiered at Raindance in 2011. I Origins follows the story of a molecular biologist and his laboratory partner who uncover evidence that may fundamentally change society as we know it. The film premiered »

- Victoria Bull

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Nyff 2014. Main Slate

19 August 2014 5:16 PM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Opening Night – World Premiere

Gone Girl

David Fincher, USA, 2014, Dcp, 150m

David Fincher’s film version of Gillian Flynn’s phenomenally successful best seller (adapted by the author) is one wild cinematic ride, a perfectly cast and intensely compressed portrait of a recession-era marriage contained within a devastating depiction of celebrity/media culture, shifting gears as smoothly as a Maserati 250F. Ben Affleck is Nick Dunne, whose wife Amy (Rosamund Pike) goes missing on the day of their fifth anniversary. Neil Patrick Harris is Amy’s old boyfriend Desi, Carrie Coon (who played Honey in Tracy Letts’s acclaimed production of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) is Nick’s sister Margo, Kim Dickens (TremeFriday Night Lights) is Detective Rhonda Boney, and Tyler Perry is Nick’s superstar lawyer Tanner Bolt. At once a grand panoramic vision of middle America, a uniquely disturbing exploration of the fault lines in a marriage, »

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New York Film Festival unveils main slate by Amber Wilkinson - 2014-08-17 20:31:08

17 August 2014 12:31 PM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Miles Teller in Whiplash Photo: Daniel McFadden New films by Asia Argento, Olivier Assayas and Pedro Costa have been announced as part of the main slate of this year's New York Film Festival.

It has already been announced that the 52nd edition - which runs from September 26 to October 12 will open with David Fincher's Gone Girl, close with Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu's Birdman Or The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance and feature Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice as its centrepiece gala.

Highlights include Sundance Dramatic Competition and Audience winner Whiplash, directed by Damian Chazelle, Berlin Silver Bear winner Life Of Riley, by the late Alain Resnais and Mike Leigh's artist biopic Mr. Turner.

New York Film Festival director and selection committee chair, Kent Jones said: “Sometimes the sheer breadth of cinema amazes me. In this year’s lineup, we have great big films alongside films made on the most intimate scale, »

- Amber Wilkinson

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New York 2014: Festival's Main Slate Includes Godard In 3D, And Many Of The Usual Suspects

13 August 2014 10:31 AM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Jean-Luc Godard in 3D highlights the main slate of the New York Film Festival, which announced its selections today. As we've come to expect, the 52nd edition includes many of the usual suspects, with the latest films by David Cronenberg, Mike Leigh, Alain Resnais, the Dardennes, Hong Sang-soo, Olivier Assayas, and Nick Broomfield, as well as new work by Asia Argento, Bennett Miller (Foxcatcher), and Abel Ferrara. Beyond the previously-announced world premieres of Gone Girl and Inherent Vice, the festival will showcase five North American premieres and 14 U.S. premieres. Twitch will covering the festival, as in years past; the festival runs from September 26 to October 12. Selections and descriptions follow; all text provided via the festival's official site. Gone Girl (Opening Night -...

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New York unveils main slate

13 August 2014 10:16 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Film Society Of Lincoln Center announced on Wednesday (12) the 30 films that will comprise the main official selection of the 52nd New York Film Festival (Nyff), set to run from September 26-October 12.

The roster includes North American premieres of Asia Argento’s Misunderstood, Bertrand Bonello’s Saint Laurent and Alice Rohrwacher’s The Wonders.

There are Us premieres for, among others, Oren Moverman’s Time Out Of Mind, Abderrahmane Sissako’s Timbuktu, Abel Ferrara’s Pasolini and Martin Rejtman’s Two Shots Fired.

The line-up of New York premieres includes Mike Leigh’s Mr. Turner, Bennett Miller’s Foxcatcher, Yann Demange’s ’71 and Damien Chazelle’s Whiplash.

As previously announced, the world premiere of David Fincher’s Gone Girl (pictured) will open Nyff, the world premiere of Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice is the Centerpiece Gala Selection and the North American premiere of Birdman from Alejandro Iñárritu will close the event.

“Sometimes the sheer »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Nyfcc unveils main slate

13 August 2014 10:16 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Film Society Of Lincoln Center announced on Wednesday (12) the 30 films that will comprise the main official selection of the 52nd New York Film Festival (Nyff), set to run from September 26-October 12.

The roster includes North American premieres of Asia Argento’s Misunderstood, Bertrand Bonello’s Saint Laurent and Alice Rohrwacher’s The Wonders.

There are Us premieres for, among others, Oren Moverman’s Time Out Of Mind, Abderrahmane Sissako’s Timbuktu, Abel Ferrara’s Pasolini and Martin Rejtman’s Two Shots Fired.

The line-up of New York premieres includes Mike Leigh’s Mr. Turner, Bennett Miller’s Foxcatcher, Yann Demange’s ’71 and Damien Chazelle’s Whiplash.

As previously announced, the world premiere of David Fincher’s Gone Girl (pictured) will open Nyff, the world premiere of Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice is the Centerpiece Gala Selection and the North American premiere of Birdman from Alejandro Iñárritu will close the event.

“Sometimes the sheer »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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