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‘The Mantis’: Netflix Acquires Carole Bouquet Crime Drama – Mipcom

Adding to its range of local-language offerings, Netflix has picked up The Mantis, a French serial killer thriller starring Carole Bouquet. The six-part drama is made by Septembre Productions and will be available globally on Netflix on December 29. In France, it’s already been added to the streaming service where it runs after broadcast on TF1. Handled by Ab International Distribution, the series centers on Jeanne Deber (Bouquet), aka The Mantis. She’s a famous serial…
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Film Feature: HollywoodChicago.com Remembers Roger Moore as Bond, James Bond

Chicago – “Shaken, Not Stirred.” “Bond, James Bond.” “Jaws.” All the Bond iconography was celebrated by the actor who portrayed him in the most films, and the longest time period. Sir Roger Moore brought a suave and quipping Jb to the filmgoers of the 1970s and ‘80s, so the film writers of HollywoodChicago.com – Jon Espino, Patrick McDonald and Spike Walters – bring essays in honor of their favorite Roger Moore Bond films.

Roger Moore Strikes a Familiar Pose as James Bond

Photo credit: Eon Productions

The roguish Moore portrayed Britain’s most famous spy with a air of sophistication and humor, eschewing the harder edge that the first Bond, Sean Connery, had established. From the first film, “Live and Let Die” (1972) to 13 years later with “A View to a Kill,” Moore defined Bond for a generation of 1970s and ‘80s filmgoers. Read the full HollywoodChicago.com obituary by clicking here.

Jon Espino,
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Celebrate Roger Moore With a James Bond Double Feature May 31st & June 4th at AMC Theaters

“Observe, Mr. Bond, the instruments of Armageddon.”

In celebration of the life of Sir Roger Moore, and to benefit Unicef, there will be a double feature screening of The Spy Who Loved Me and For Your Eyes Only at select AMC Theatres on May 31st at 6pm and June 4th at 2pm. For a list of participating theaters, go Here (the only St. Louis AMC Theater participating is The AMC Chesterfield 14)

The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)

The Spy Who Loved Me sports a labyrinthine story involving outer-space extortion. The leading lady is sexy Russian secret agent Barbara Bach, who joins forces with Bond to foil yet another megalomaniacal villain, who plans to threaten New York City with nuclear weaponry. Curt Jurgens stars as Stromberg, Richard Kiel costars as ‘Jaws’, and other Bond lovelies include Caroline Munro and Valerie Leon.

For Your Eyes Only (1981)

Roger Moore was back as Secret Agent 007 in For Your Eyes Only,
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Royal Love! Grace Kelly’s Granddaughters Charlotte Casiraghi and Jazmin Grimaldi Have New Men in Their Lives

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Royal Love! Grace Kelly’s Granddaughters Charlotte Casiraghi and Jazmin Grimaldi Have New Men in Their Lives
Only a few days after Spanish and French tabloids published the first pictures of Charlotte Casiraghi and her new boyfriend Dimitri Rassam, Casiraghi seemed to confirm her relationship — with her fashion choices.

Princess Caroline‘s eldest daughter attended Monaco’s annual Bal de la Rose on Saturday (unescorted). For the event, Casiraghi, 30, wore a vintage black velvet dress, which several sharp-eyed royal watchers recognized: It was the exact number her mother previously wore to a high-profile Monaco event that she had attended alongside Rassam’s mother, Carole Bouquet, in December 2000.

Consider the dress a subtle wink. Photos of the 2000 event
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Moongazing by Anne-Katrin Titze

Kyle Molzan: "If you ever meet Jerry Lewis, send him our movie!" Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Georges Simenon, Charles Laughton in Burgess Meredith's The Man On The Eiffel Tower, Cédric Kahn's Red Lights (Feux Rouges) with Carole Bouquet and Jean-Pierre Darroussin, The Day The Clown Cried, Jerry Lewis, Rainer Werner Fassbinder's In A Year With 13 Moons (In Einem Jahr Mit 13 Monden), Christian Petzold's Phoenix, John Cassavetes' A Woman Under The Influence, Kurt Weill, Brian Wilson and Moonriders were unearthed in my For the Plasma conversation with co-director Kyle Molzan.

Helen (Rosalie Lowe) having a meal

Keiichi Suzuki's score informs how we meander through the landscapes filmed dream-like by Christopher Messina (Dear Renzo). Charlie (Anabelle LeMieux) arrives at a house in Maine where a pal from the past, Helen (Rosalie Lowe), has a job monitoring forest fires and where she also miraculously predicts shifts in global finance.
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Harvey Keitel, Toni Collette join Parisian comedy 'Madame'

Almodóvar regular Rossy de Palma to also star in the film produced by Paris-based Lgm and Studiocanal.

Harvey Keitel, Toni Collette, Rossy de Palma and Stanislas Mehrar have joined the cast of French director Amanda Sthers’s English-language debut Madame, a comedy-drama revolving around a housemaid asked to masquerade as a wealthy heiress by her employees.

The feature - produced by Paris-based Lgm in partnership with Studiocanal - will shoot in Paris for six weeks from today (July 20).

Collette and Keitel play wealthy American couple Anne and Bob who have recently set up home in Paris and decide to give a high-class dinner for a dozen distinguished diners.

The last-minute arrival of Bob’s son from his first marriage suddenly takes the number of guests to 13. The superstitious Anne asks housemaid Maria (played by de Palma) to change her uniform and pretend to be a wealthy Spanish friend.

In this guise, she is seated
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Emma Suarez on the Inspirations Behind ‘Julieta’ and Being Part of Pedro Almodóvar’s World

Marking his return to the female-centric dramas with which the director made his name, Pedro Almodóvar stopped by Cannes Film Festival with Julieta. Adapted from a series of short stories of Canadian Nobel prize-winning author Alice Munro, the story follows a woman who recalls the pivotal moments of her adult life. We said in our positive review from the festival, “It’s charmingly self-aware in its use of kitsch and melodrama — almost to the point of self-parody — and, while small in scope, it’s also one of his lusher and leaner offerings.”

While at the festival, we got the opportunity to speak with Emma Suarez, who plays the older version of Julieta. We discussed shooting chronologically, only meeting her co-star once on set, the wide range of inspirations for the film, what the film means to her, and much more. Check out the conversation below and our interview with Adriana Ugarte here.
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Aton Soumache talks 'The Little Prince', new films and building a European animation mini-major

Aton Soumache talks 'The Little Prince', new films and building a European animation mini-major
Aton Soumache, producer of Mark Osborne’s global hit The Little Prince, talks about bringing the French classic to the big screen and his ambitions for Paris-based mini-major On Entertainment.

Producers Aton Soumache and Dimitri Rassam of On Entertainment received Unifrance’s French Cinema Award at its annual Rendez-vous in Paris over the weekend in recognition of the global success of their recent production, Mark Osborne’s The Little Prince.

The $57m production has drawn more than 15 million spectators worldwide since its release last July, making it the most successful French-produced feature-length animation of all time, and has still to hit screens in the Us, where Paramount Pictures has set a March 18 launch. UK and Canada releases are due around the same time.

When Soumache and Rassam first approached Osborne about directing an animation adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s classic novella, the Kung Fu Panda director turned them down. The pair had
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Ridley Scott Honed His Craft in Commercials for Apple and More

Ridley Scott Honed His Craft in Commercials for Apple and More
If Ridley Scott and Danny Boyle wind up facing off against each other for awards this season, it may present a singular event in Oscar history. After all, has one Oscar contender ever figured as prominently in the work of his competitor, especially to the extent that Scott does in Boyle’s “Steve Jobs”?

It was Scott’s fabled “1984” Apple ad — the epic spot in which hammer-thrower Anya Major blew up Big Brother during halftime of Super Bowl Xviii — that announced the arrival of the Macintosh computer and its mastermind, Jobs. While Boyle makes no appearance on the hostile Red Planet of Scott’s “The Martian,” Boyle never worked for Nasa. Scott, on the other hand, was a hugely successful and pervasive force in TV advertising, long before “The Duellists,” “Alien,” “Blade Runner” or any of the other pictures that mark his singular career in cinema.

All movies sell their
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Best Bond Scenes: The Roger Moore era part 2: the 1980s

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Following James Bond’s out of this world experience in the financially successful (665 million, adjusted for inflation) if artistically vapid Moonraker, the series’ sole producer, Albert Broccoli, thought it best to venture in a different direction, one that would feel slightly more grounded, all the while still playing on the strengths of his star: cool wit, affable mannerism and charm. A new director in John Glenn was now on board, who would go on to direct every single entry from the 80s, including Timothy Dalton’s two adventures. A new production designer in Peter Lamont was also now in charge of sets. Both had worked their way up in the ‘Bond family business’ so to speak, and, along with the leftover story elements from the far grittier Ian Fleming novels, the 007 films of the early 80s would take on a different tone and feel from the voodoo, space travel and
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‘For Your Eyes Only’ is Moore at His Most Connery

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For Your Eyes Only

Written by Richard Maibaum and Michael G. Wilson, based on Ian Fleming’s short stories “For Your Eyes only” and “Risico”

Directed by John Glen

UK, 1981,

You probably have never heard this before, but my favourite James Bond film of all time, For Your Eyes Only, was the first 007 film I ever saw. (Spookily, this is exactly the same reason that my Huffington Post doppelgänger likes the film.)

But I don’t love Roger Moore’s fourth Bond film for nostalgic reasons, or at least not completely. Every so often, the 007 franchise strips Bond of his gadgets and gives us a back to basics story where a more ruthless secret agent has only his wits to fall back on: On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, The Living Daylights, Casino Royale and For Your Eyes Only are the best examples. Of these, For Your Eyes Only stands
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Une heure de tranquillité (Do Not Disturb)

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Une heure de tranquillité (Do Not Disturb)
Title: Une heure de tranquillité (Do Not Disturb) Director: Patrice Leconte Starring: Christian Clavier, Carole Bouquet, Valerie Bonneton, Stephane De Groodt, Rossy de Palma, Arnaud Henriet, Sebastien Castro. Director Patrice Leconte adapts Florian Zeller’s hit stage play ‘Une heure de tranquilité’ for the big screen. The film, just like its inspirer, enhances the luxury of solitude: the moment we crave so much for ourselves, that is conquered with incommensurable plight. Through the traditional French farce, ‘Do Not Disturb’ tells the story of Michel Leproux who finds a rare vinyl by Niel Youart — Me, Myself and I — and the minute he gets home wants to be left alone to [ Read More ]

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Countdown to Spectre – For Your Eyes Only

Ricky Church continues his countdown to Spectre with a review of For Your Eyes Only

After his adventure into space, James Bond comes back to Earth in a much more grounded and closer to reality mission in For Your Eyes Only. This film takes Bond back to the basics as he fights without the assistance of over-the-top gadgets and a renewed focus on his deadly skills in the trade. His mission is to track down a sunken British ship before anyone gets a hold of its secret defense system, one which could potentially turn British ships against each other.

While not based on any of the original novels in particular, For Your Eyes Only is a combination of two of Ian Fleming’s short Bond stories ‘Risico’ and ‘For Your Eyes Only’. Combining the plots works very well in creating a Cold War espionage tale. Parts of the film are slow,
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Patrice Leconte: ‘I’m Not a Reporter-style Filmmaker, I Bear Witness to My Emotions, Not to My Time’

Patrice Leconte: ‘I’m Not a Reporter-style Filmmaker, I Bear Witness to My Emotions, Not to My Time’
With a 40-year career, spanning 30 films, Patrice Leconte is one of France’s most versatile and accomplished directors, with credits including cult pics “Monsieur Hire,” “Ridicule” and “The Hairdresser’s Husband.” He delights in shifting genres and filming styles from one project to the next. In 2012 he directed his first animation feature, “The Suicide Shop”, having previously dabbled in animation and cartoons during his teenage years and in his first job as a cartoonist for the Franco-Belgian comics magazine Pilote. His penultimate picture, the romantic drama “A Promise,” starring Alan Rickman and Rebecca Hall, was his first English-language production. His most recent film “Do Not Disturb,” with Christian Clavier and Carole Bouquet, which opened 2015’s UniFrance Rendez-vous with French Cinema on Jan. 15, was shot with a handheld camera.

On January 28, he delivered a masterclass in the Paris Images Pro event – his first masterclass on French soil, having previously participated in
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Patrice Leconte on ‘Do Not Disturb,’ Christian Clavier, the Self-Centeredness of Modern Life

Patrice Leconte on ‘Do Not Disturb,’ Christian Clavier, the Self-Centeredness of Modern Life
Bowing Dec. 31 in France, the Wild Bunch-sold “Do Not Disturb,” re-twinning Patrice Leconte and Christian Clavier, the latter hot off “Bad (Serial) Weddings,” looks set to Leconte his best box office in a near-decade, a first-two-weekends 680,897 tix sold – broadly €4.4 million ($5.3 million), for Wild Bunch Distribution. That might be expected. Produced by Olivier Delbosc and Marc Missonnier at Fidelite Films, adapting Florian Zeller’s French stage play, itself inspired by Simon Gray’s “Otherwise Engaged,” first directed by Harold Pinter, “Do Not Disturb” features a strong ensemble – Carole Bouquet (“That Obscure Object of Desire,” ”Wasabi”), Valerie Bonneton (“Eyjafjallajökull”) and Rossy de Palma (“Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown”), for instance. In it, Clavier plays Michel, a well-heeled dentist and jazz buff, who stumbles on a rare find, the original L.P. of a New Orleans jazz session in 1958, called, not coincidentally, “Me, Myself and I.” He settles down in his lavish living room,
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10 Producers to Watch: Dimitri Rassam

10 Producers to Watch: Dimitri Rassam
There have been many movies about the infamous Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar in the starting blocks for years but it took a Frenchman, Rassam, to deliver the first narrative feature about him in “Escobar: Paradise Lost.” Starring Benicio Del Toro and Josh Hutcherson, the film earned critical kudos at its Toronto festival preem in September.

In the past eight years, Rassam has succeeded in raising the financing for some of France’s biggest-budgeted English-language movies, such as “Upside Down” (estimated budget: $40 million) and the upcoming animated feature “The Little Prince” (budget: $77 million), directed by “Kung Fu Panda” co-helmer Mark Osborne with a voice cast that includes James Franco, Marion Cotillard and Rachel McAdams.

Rassam, who launched On Entertainment with his longtime associate Aton Soumache in January, is prepping a move to L.A. in March. “I already travel there 10 to 12 times a year, and I’m now really looking
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Wild Bunch gets behind Mikhalkov’s Sunstroke

Exclusive: French sales company also set to launch new films by Leconte and Delpy at Afm.

Wild Bunch has picked up sales on controversial Russia director Nikita Mikhalkov’s ambitious period drama Sunstroke,which it will launch internationally at the Afm.

“It’s a big budget, epic love story as only Mikhalkov knows how to deliver set just as the Russian revolution gains pace and the old Imperial era is destroyed forever,” said Wild Bunch sales chief Vincent Maraval.

The film revolves around a Tsarist soldier, awaiting his fate in a Bolsheviks-run prison camp, who recalls a short, passionate affair he once had with a beautiful and enigmatic married woman.

It is an adaptation of a 1927 novel by celebrated Nobel Prize-winning Russian novelist Ivan Bunin, written while he was living in exile in Paris.

Sunstroke was released in Russia at the beginning of October, after controversial premieres in the contested Crimean cities of Sevastopol and Simferopol in September
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France’s Dimitri Rassam ‘Going to Brazil’ With BossaNova (Exclusive)

Rio De Janeiro – Brazil’s BossaNovaFilms is linking to Dimitri Rassam’s Chapter 2, one of France’s most powerful and ambitious production forces, to produce “Going To Brazil,” a Brazil road movie marking the second feature helmed by Portuguese-French actor-writer-and-now director Patrick Mille.

The move comes as BossaNova, whose film production is spearheaded by Denise Gomes and Paula Cosenza, unveils Chico Teixeira anticipated “Alice’s House” follow-up, “Absence,” which world premieres Saturday in Rio’s de Janeiro’s Fest centerpiece Premiere Brasil competition. It is also re-teaming with Teixeira on his third feature, “Dolores.”

To be shot in Brazil, Mille’s follow-up to Carole Bouquet starrer “Bad Girl,” is majority-produced by Rassam via Chapter 2, producer of “Escobar: Paradise Lost,” with Benicio del Toro and Josh Hutcherson, which world premiered at Telluride and Toronto to upbeat reactions.

A road-movie thriller – Rassam describes it as a mix of “Thelma and Louise
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New on DVD Blu-ray: 'Only Lovers Left Alive,' 'Amazing Spider-Man 2'

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Moviefone's Top DVD of the Week

"Only Lovers Left Alive"

What's It About? Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston star as gorgeous, globe-trotting vampire lovers in this delectable treat from writer/director Jim Jarmusch

Why We're In: As Adam and Eve, Hiddles is the mopey yin to Swinton's yang. The costumes and production design are to die (or live forever) for. John Hurt, Mia Wasikowska, and Jeffrey Wright shine in smaller roles. In a word, it's gorgeous.

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Moviefone's Top Blu-ray of the Week

"Y Tu Mama También (Criterion)"

What's It About? Alfonso Cuarón's road trip romance features star-making performances by Gael García Bernal and Diego Luna, who play two young dudes who both become infatuated with an older woman. Beautiful, sexy, and sad.

Why We're In: Now when
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Review: Rosemary’S Baby (2014)

With everything under the sun being remade these days, it was only a matter of time before Rosemary’S Baby would see the dreaded redux. With Polanski’s 1968 film adaption of the great Ira Levin novel being considered a horror classic, obviously the NBC miniseries would be met with some skepticism, and though a decent amount has been changed for the 2014 version, what hinders the film aren’t its changes, but the lack of life in it.

While the novel and Polanksi film greatly succeeded at giving their readers/viewers a sense of building tension and one hell of a payoff, the 2014 version almost instantly seems as if it doesn’t know what type of film it wants to be. Part melodrama, part horror film, Rosemary’S Baby (2014) immediately does what a lot of films have to wait for at least quarter of their running time to do: lose its audience.
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