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Tribeca: ‘Wolfpack’ Wins Candescent Award (Exclusive)

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

Documentary “The Wolfpack” has won this year’s Candescent Award at the Tribeca Film Festival.

The award is a grant given in partnership with the Tribeca Film Institute and Candescent Films. Created by Candescent’s Lilly Hartley, the award goes to “powerful social-issue films” that screen at the festival and have been supported during production by the Tfi.

The Wolfpack,” which debuted in January at Sundance, will make its New York debut at the Tribeca Film Festival on Saturday. Magnolia Pictures will release it in theaters on June 12.

Directed by Crystal Moselle, “The Wolfpack” centers on six teenage brothers who have spent their lives locked in a Manhattan housing project. All they know of the outside is gleaned from the movies they obsessively watch.

“We’re thrilled to continue our partnership with Candescent Films and award the Candescent Award to ‘The Wolfpack,’ a film that explores powerful social issues through a captivating, »

- Dave McNary

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The Fabric of Film: Tough Guy Wear

16 April 2015 2:06 AM, PDT | Clothes on Film | See recent Clothes on Film news »

In honour of The Times’ film critic Kevin Maher’s list of iconic movie rebels, we take a look at what it truly takes to make a tough guy in cinema.

What constitutes a tough guy, as in ‘man’, on film is usually a traditional interpretation of masculinity. There is always room for the sensitive hero in a sweater and slacks, but for those who watch movies as ingrained wish fulfilment, the sexy and sweaty man’s man needs suitable attire to reflect his personality. But it is not just about the garments themselves. A jacket is a jacket, but a leather jacket is a symbol. A wax jacket on the other hand is enlightened – the reformist hero.

Waxed cotton is fantastic stuff. Essentially it is a treated fabric, albeit one that needs regular re-covering to ensure longevity. The result is a lightweight, versatile material that, although not especially warm, »

- Lord Christopher Laverty

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20 movie villains and the menacing stories they tell

15 April 2015 5:33 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

"How do you get rats off an island?" From Skyfall's Silva to Harry Lime, we took at the menacing little stories told by 20 screen villains.

Occasionally, a movie villain will pause for a moment to deliver a brief story or anecdote. And often, these apparently incidental tales tell us a lot about an antagonist's state of mind, experiences or warped worldview.

We've compiled a selection of 20 here. Some of them are blackly funny. Many are disturbing. One or two are even moving. The first one's very strange. All of them bring something unique to each particular film in which they appear, and all of them are laced with a delicious hint of menace.

20. Xander - Enemies Closer (2013)

"When I was a little boy at my grandmama's place, she had a lovely goose. I named her Edith, after the French singer Edith Piaf..."

We begin with a delightfully weird story from Peter Hyams' 2013 thriller, »

- ryanlambie

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Sony Plans The Dark Tower Movies And TV Show

11 April 2015 1:52 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Judging from Deadline’s report, the only real differences between the new Sony, old Warner Bros. and even older Universal plans to bring Stephen King’s The Dark Tower series to cinemas are that we’re all now a few years older and fatter than when this all started, and that Ron Howard is no longer attached to direct.

Those two facts may not be entirely unrelated.

A primer for those who don’t remember the last attempt to get these books on screen: Akiva Goldsman is producing and co-writing, there will be multiple films and a tie-in TV series that comes between them, Stephen King is keen to see it happen.

There’s no replacement for Howard as yet, and casting won’t start until Sony book a director. Last time around, however, Javier Bardem and Russell Crowe were contenders for the lead role of The Gunslinger.

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- Brendon Connelly

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Stephen King’s The Dark Tower Movie Finds New Home At Sony

10 April 2015 11:40 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The long-touted big screen adaptation of Stephen King’s fantasy novel series has finally found a home. The Dark Tower, a comprehensive story spanning some 8 books, has been slowly simmering away in development for over a decade. Akiva Goldsman, Ron Howard, Brian Grazer and Erica Huggins have shepherded the movie adaptation from Universal to Warner Bros. and now into its latest spot, at Sony. The studio is teaming up with Mrc to co-finance and produce the movie, with the aforementioned names also on board to produce.

Sony intends to develop several movies based on The Dark Tower mythology to launch a brand new franchise. A script is already in place for the first movie, penned by Goldsman and Jeff Pinker, and is said to revolve around The Gunslinger; the opening book in the series which chronicles the journey of Roland Deschain as he travels across a vast wasteland in pursuit »

- Gem Seddon

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'Dark Tower' Movie & TV Series on Fast Track at Sony

10 April 2015 11:39 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Way back in September 2013, director Ron Howard said his highly-anticipated adaptation of Stephen King's The Dark Tower "is not dead yet," but we haven't heard much about the project in the year and a half that followed. Today, Deadline is reporting that Sony Pictures has teamed up with Media Rights Capital (Mrc) to co-finance The Dark Tower, with Mrc also developing a "complimentary TV series." When the project was first moving forward at Universal, there were plans for a movie trilogy and a Dark Tower TV series that will air between each movie.

Stephen King's novel series centers on a lone gunman named Roland Deschain, who sets off on a journey to find The Dark Tower, which is rumored to be a magical portal to other worlds. The author wrote seven books in the series, along with the short story The Little Sisters of Eluria. This new adaptation »

- MovieWeb

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Sony, MRC Team on Adaptation of Stephen King’s ‘Dark Tower’ Series

10 April 2015 11:17 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sony Pictures and Mrc will co-finance the first installment in Stephen King’s “The Dark Tower” book series, sources confirm to Variety.

The first book, “The Gunslinger” has already been adapted by Akiva Goldsman and Jeff Pinkner. Goldsman and Imagine Entertainment’s Brian Grazer, Ron Howard and Erica Huggins will produce. Pinkner will exec produce.

Sony will distribute the pic and the plan is for “The Gunslinger” to be the first in a series of films. Mrc will also develop a TV series to go along with the film franchise.

“There are few projects out there that compare with the scope, vision, complex characters and fully drawn world that Stephen King has created with The Dark Tower,” Sony’s Entertainment Motion Picture Group Chairman Tom Rothman said. “I am a giant fan. And, as Stephen himself does, we love the direction that Akiva and Jeff have taken. This is a »

- Justin Kroll

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The Dark Tower Movie Resurrected at Sony Pictures

10 April 2015 10:41 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Take heart, Stephen King fans: The Dark Tower movie is back from the dead. Yes, just when you thought the feature film adaptation of King’s sprawling fantasy book series couldn’t go through any more permutations, Sony Pictures has swooped in to bring the whole thing back from the brink with franchise plans in mind. Deadline reports that Sony has teamed up with Mrc to co-finance The Dark Tower in what is planned as the first in a series of movies, with the complimentary TV series still being developed with Mrc. The ambitious project originated with Ron Howard directing for Universal Pictures in 2010, with the aim to produce a film trilogy that would be interspersed with a TV miniseries that would ensure the entirety of The Dark Tower book series would be told. Javier Bardem was looking to star, HBO agreed to produce the TV installments, but then Universal »

- Adam Chitwood

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Vivendi Chief Rejects Talk of Sky Takeover

8 April 2015 9:06 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

London — The head of French conglom Vivendi, which owns Universal Music Group and pay TV group Canal Plus, has rejected speculation that it would buy European pay TV giant Sky.

Arnaud de Puyfontaine, Vivendi’s chief executive, told the Financial Times that he has no interest in buying Sky or, for that matter, U.K. free-to-air broadcaster ITV, which he views as too pricey.

This week, Vivendi entered exclusive talks with Orange to buy a controlling stake in video-sharing website Dailymotion. De Puyfontaine said that other deals would follow.

“We are on a journey to become a fully dedicated player in media and content,” he said. “We are thinking about transformational transactions.”

The company would look to unlock the “intrinsic value” in its acquisition targets, he said.

“We will not do deals just because we can do them,” he said. “We will do deals that are fit for purpose and »

- Leo Barraclough

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Easter TV movie guide: Sunday April 5 - The Muppets, Et, Skyfall

5 April 2015 1:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The Muppets - 1.15pm, BBC One

Featuring original songs written by Flight of the Conchords star Bret McKenzie, The Muppets sees Gary (Jason Segel), his girlfriend Mary (Amy Adams) and his brother Walter (voiced by Peter Linz) attempt to save the Muppet theatre by getting Kermit and the gang back together for one final performance.

Et: The Extra-Terrestrial - 3.15pm, ITV2

In this classic family adventure from Steven Spielberg, 10-year-old Elliott (Henry Thomas) bonds with a being from another planet, which sets the scene for a thrilling and emotional finale.

Clueless - 3.10pm, Film4

Jane Austen's Emma is given a makeover as a pulpy teen rom-com starring Alicia Silverstone and Paul Rudd. Zippy one-liners and a great cast make this one of the all-time great high school movies.

The Iron Giant - 5.05pm, Film4

One of the few animated classics that doesn't originate from the Disney powerhouse, The Iron Giant »

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Easter TV movie guide: Sunday April 5 - The Muppets, Et, Skyfall

5 April 2015 1:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The Muppets - 1.15pm, BBC One

Featuring original songs written by Flight of the Conchords star Bret McKenzie, The Muppets sees Gary (Jason Segel), his girlfriend Mary (Amy Adams) and his brother Walter (voiced by Peter Linz) attempt to save the Muppet theatre by getting Kermit and the gang back together for one final performance.

Et: The Extra-Terrestrial - 3.15pm, ITV2

In this classic family adventure from Steven Spielberg, 10-year-old Elliott (Henry Thomas) bonds with a being from another planet, which sets the scene for a thrilling and emotional finale.

Clueless - 3.10pm, Film4

Jane Austen's Emma is given a makeover as a pulpy teen rom-com starring Alicia Silverstone and Paul Rudd. Zippy one-liners and a great cast make this one of the all-time great high school movies.

The Iron Giant - 5.05pm, Film4

One of the few animated classics that doesn't originate from the Disney powerhouse, The Iron Giant »

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Johnny Depp's Hand Injury Delays Pirates Of The Caribbean 5 Further

30 March 2015 5:01 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Script issues, tricky actor schedules and many, many other things delayed the shooting of the fifth outing of the Pirates Of The Caribbean franchise - officially titled Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales - but now, with Johnny Depp's injured hand situation getting a little more complicated, the film's production has been delayed yet further.In early March, Depp injured a finger in an "off-set incident", resulting in a delay to production originally pencilled in as two-weeks long. Now, with a pin inserted into Depp's hand to help fix the problem in the long term, in the short term, the cameras won't be point in Depp's direction soon.That leaves co-stars Javier Bardem and Geoffrey Rush twiddling their hopefully still moveable thumbs, and directors Espen Sandberg and Joachim Rønning (of Kon-Tiki fame) no doubt increasingly stressed.Meanwhile, 400 or so crew have done what they can to »

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Video Games That Should Be Movies

30 March 2015 3:29 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Annoyed by the poor quality of existing video game movies, we decided to take the matter into our own hands and come up with our own ideas. This is a list of what we came up with.

Earlier this month, we showed you that there are a lot of video game-based movies on their way to theaters. This surely will become a trend that will continue for the next few years. There are countless properties available to use as inspiration, and therefore, it's only a matter of time before someone figures out how to make a great video game movie. Until that time comes, we have to wait patiently. In order to occupy our minds, we asked our contributors to pick a video game that they think would make a great movie and then to create a pitch for that movie. The below list is what we came up with. »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (G.S. Perno)

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What did we learn from the Spectre teaser trailer?

28 March 2015 3:21 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The first teaser trailer for James Bond 24 has been released, but what did it tell us about the upcoming movie, Spectre?

After letting the sky fall when it crum-balled to the tune of a billion dollars at the global box office, Spectre may be the most anticipated James Bond movie since the last one. Daniel Craig's fourth feature as 007 won't arrive in UK cinemas until October, but the response to the teaser trailer released over the weekend has been very positive.

Four is hardly a magic number for Bond actors. Sean Connery's fourth outing was the less-than-stellar Thunderball, Roger Moore's was the all-too-interstellar Moonraker and Pierce Brosnan closed out his four-movie tenure with the infamously poor Die Another Day.

That makes Craig the fourth actor to rack up four turns as Bond, and if you're superstitious about this sort of thing, maybe that's why this looks to be the combo breaker. »

- simonbrew

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Cannes: New Movies From Pixar, Woody Allen Expected at 68th Film Festival

26 March 2015 11:55 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

There are still three weeks to go before the Cannes Film Festival unveils its official-selection lineup, but so far, the latest Pixar 3D animated extravaganza and new films from Woody Allen, Todd Haynes, Jeff Nichols, Denis Villeneuve and Arnaud Desplechin appear to be securing their positions in the event’s 68th annual edition (May 13-24).

In keeping with his longtime habit of avoiding festival accolades, Allen will likely receive an out-of-competition berth for his 45th feature, “Irrational Man,” starring Joaquin Phoenix and Emma Stone (who starred in the director’s “Magic in the Moonlight”). Among other U.S. fare, Cannes will get an early start on the summer blockbuster season with Disney/Pixar’s feature toon “Inside Out,” marking a second trip to the Croisette for director Pete Docter (who co-helmed with Ronaldo Del Carmen) after his “Up” opened the festival in 2009. As already announced, George Miller’s “Mad Max: Fury Road, »

- Justin Chang and Elsa Keslassy

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And the Cannes line-up is…?

26 March 2015 4:05 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Gazing into the crystal ball, Screen rounds up its Cannes predictions.

With the unveiling of Cannes Film Festival’s Official Selection now exactly three weeks away buzz over the titles that Thierry Fremaux and his team will select for the 68th edition is hitting fever pitch.

Official teaser announcements have started to roll this week, led by the confirmation on Wednesday that George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road would premiere in an Out of Competition screening on May 14.

Earlier the week, Cannes unveiled its poster featuring Ingrid Bergman to mark the centenary of the late big screen’s birth and it was announced that Stig Bjorkman’s documentary Ingrid Bergman – In Her Own Words would show in Cannes Classics as part of the commemorations.

For the rest of the Official Selection, except perhaps the opening film which is traditionally revealed in advance, Cannes watchers will have to wait for the announcement press conference in Paris on April »

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Veteran actors who can follow the Tom Cruise/Liam Neeson action hero path

24 March 2015 2:48 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Between last week’s Liam Neeson release Run All Night marking one of the final times that Neeson will play an action hero and yesterday’s debut of Tom Cruise defying age in the new Mission: Impossible trailer, I got to thinking about who could take their places going forward. Obviously, Neeson is almost done and Cruise won’t be kicking ass forever, so there must be an heir apparent or two out there, right? Well, no one who is out and out gunning for that gig, but there’s plenty of middle aged actors who have at least dipped their toes in the water. As such, I came up with a list of actors who could certainly take the mantle from these two, perhaps even pushing this sub genre of action to a slightly new level. It’s mostly a list in good fun, but there’s certainly some truths contained within. »

- Joey Magidson

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Flickering Myth Podcast Review – The Gunman (2015)

23 March 2015 1:12 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Flickering Myth Podcast grabs some guns…

On today’s episode of the Flickering Myth Podcast, Luke Owen, Scott Davis and Rohan Morbey sit down to give their thoughts on Sean Penn’s attempt at “doing a Liam Neeson” with The Gunman, from the director of Taken. The trilogy also discuss the idea of having older action stars and whether this fad is over before its started in the wake of The Gunman bombing at the box office.

See Also: Sean Penn’s The Gunman bombs at the box office

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An adaptation of Jean-Patrick Manchette’s “The Prone Gunman.” Sean Penn stars as Jim Terrier, an international »

- Luke Owen

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Sean Penn’s The Gunman bombs at the box office

23 March 2015 1:45 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ever since the release of Taken in 2009, it seems that older actors are trying to jump on board the action train. Sean Penn’s The Gunman is the next stop, but his first attempt has not been overly successful.

Opening to very middling reviews (the film currently holds 14% on Rotten Tomatoes and 39 on Metacritic), The Gunman has opened to just $5 million domestically with no word yet on how it did internationally. The reported budget for the film is $40 million, so this is undoubtedly unfortunate news for the various production companies who financed the movie.

See Also: Movie Review – The Gunman (2015)

This puts The Gunman on par with other 2015 box office flops Mortdecai, Blackhat, Unfinished Business and Hot Tub Time Machine 2 and is a fraction of what 3 Days to Kill made last year on its opening weekend – perhaps showing that the popularity of this subgenre has started to fall already. »

- Luke Owen

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Box Office: ‘Insurgent’ Trailing ‘Divergent’ With $50 Million

21 March 2015 7:47 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Insurgent” is diverging from the most recent estimates that had pegged it to take about $45 million in its opening weekend.

“The Divergent Series: Insurgent” is still trailing the first installment, last year’s “Divergent,” but is closing the gap as it looks to be headed for an opening weekend of $50 million-plus.

However, the film is short of initial estimates of nearly $60 million. “Insurgent” is also annihilating this weekend’s other major new entry, Sean Penn’s “The Gunman.”

Insurgent” made $21.3 million on Friday at the U.S. box office — just $1.5 million shy of the Friday numbers delivered by “Divergent” this weekend last year, when the film opened to No. 1 with $54.6 million. It went on to haul in $151 million at the domestic box office ($288.7 million worldwide).

The movie is sure to do strong business overseas, considering Shailene Woodley’s rising star power and the popularity of Veronica Roth’s bestselling young-adult trilogy. »

- Maane Khatchatourian

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