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Stephen Frears to receive honorary Sarajevo award

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British director’s latest film, Florence Foster Jenkins, to screen at the festival’s open air theatre.

Stephen Frears, the British director of The Queen and Philomena, is to receive the Honorary Heart of Sarajevo Award at the 22nd Sarajevo Film Festival (Aug 12-20).

Frears, who was previously the subject of the festival’s tribute programme in 2002, will have his latest film - Florence Foster Jenkins starring Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant - screened as part of Sarajevo’s Open Air programme.

Previous recipients of the honorary award have included Angelina Jolie, Gael Garcia Bernal, Mike Leigh and last year Benicio del Toro.

Frears breakthrough as a feature film director came with the low budget hit My Beautiful Laundrette in 1985 and made his Hollywood debut with Dangerous Liaisons in 1989, which received six Oscar nominations.

His first Oscar nomination as best director can in 1991 for The Grifters, produced by Martin Scorsese, while his 1998 western »

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

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Best TV to Watch in August: 'You're the Worst,' Olympics and More

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With nationwide temperatures stuck in the high nineties like some kind of cherry on top of the sundae of this hellish year, the drive to leave the living room has hit an all-time low. Wherever has air-conditioning is where it's at — and so it falls to TV to keep us entertained.

Reigning reality-competition champ The Voice will return on NBC, and the Peacock will also host coverage of the holy grail of sports-tv programming (crossover division) known as the Summer Olympics. Some under-loved critical darlings are returning for another season, »

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San Sebastian unveils 2016 Spanish selection

28 July 2016 4:49 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Three Spanish titles will compete for this year’s Golden Shell.Scroll down for full line-up

This 64th San Sebastian Film Festival (Sept 16-24) has revealed the line-up of Spanish titles that will play across its sections.

There will be a total of 15 Spanish-produced films on show, including four shorts.

Competing for the Golden Shell – the festival’s top prize – will be Alberto Rodríguez’s El Hombre De Las Mil Caras (Smoke And Mirrors), Rodrigo Sorogoyen’s Que Dios Nos Perdone (May God Save Us) and Jonás Trueba’s La Reconquista (The Reconquest), all of which are world premieres.

Goya Award-winning director Alberto Rodríguez is nominated for his third Golden Shell following 2014’s Marshland and 2005’s 7 Virgins. El Hombre De Las Mil Caras (Smoke And Mirrors) [pictured top] tells the story of spy Fransisco Paesa.

Rodrigo Sorogoyen presents his third feature Que Dios Nos Perdone (May God Save Us) – following 2013’s Goya-nominated Stockholm – which tells the story of a detective »

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San Sebastian reveals 2016 Spanish selection

28 July 2016 4:49 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Three Spanish titles will compete for this year’s Golden Shell.Scroll down for full line-up

This 64th San Sebastian Film Festival (Sept 16-24) has revealed the line-up of Spanish titles that will play across its sections.

There will be a total of 15 Spanish-produced films on show, including four shorts.

Competing for the Golden Shell – the festival’s top prize – will be Alberto Rodríguez’s El Hombre De Las Mil Caras (Smoke And Mirrors), Rodrigo Sorogoyen’s Que Dios Nos Perdone (May God Save Us) and Jonás Trueba’s La Reconquista (The Reconquest), all of which are world premieres.

Goya Award-winning director Alberto Rodríguez is nominated for his third Golden Shell following 2014’s Marshland and 2005’s 7 Virgins. El Hombre De Las Mil Caras (Smoke And Mirrors) [pictured top] tells the story of spy Fransisco Paesa.

Rodrigo Sorogoyen presents his third feature Que Dios Nos Perdone (May God Save Us) – following 2013’s Goya-nominated Stockholm – which tells the story of a detective »

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Star Trek: was Cumberbatch supposed to be Gary Mitchell?

27 July 2016 7:54 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Ryan Lambie Jul 28, 2016

Was Benedict Cumberbatch originally going to play a different villain in Star Trek Into Darkness? Ryan looks at the clues...

Nb: The following contains spoilers for Star Trek Into Darkness.

It was among the worst-kept movie secrets of 2013: the identity of Benedict Cumberbatch's villain in Star Trek Into Darkness. Long before the movie's release, speculation had swirled around the character's anonymous-sounding name: John Harrison. Clearly, fans realised, it was a cover for something far more dramatic.

Wasn't it more likely that Cumberbatch was actually lined up to play a recognisable character from the Star Trek canon? Some suggested Harrison might actually be Charlie Evans, the sinister teenage boy with psychic powers who terrorised the Enterprise in the second ever Original Series episode, Charlie X. Others suggested Cumberbatch might be taking on the role of Khan Noonien Singh, a character first introduced in series one's Space Seed. »

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Blade Runner 2 Gets Walking Dead Favorite Lennie James

26 July 2016 3:36 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Lennie James (The Walking Dead) is set to join the previously announced cast of Alcon Entertainment's Blade Runner sequel which includes Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Robin Wright, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Carla Juri, Mackenzie Davis, Barkhad Abdi, David Dastmalchian, Hiam Abbass and Dave Bautista, it was announced by Alcon co-founders and co-ceo's Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove. Denis Villeneuve (Sicario, Prisoners) is directing the film to be released October 6, 2017. The film will be released by Warner Bros. in North America and Sony Pictures Releasing International will distribute in all media for all overseas territories.

The sequel is set several decades after the 1982 original, with Harrison Ford reprising his iconic role as Rick Deckard. The film is written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green, and succeeds the initial story by Fancher and David Peoples based on Philip K. Dick's novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep. Story details »

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Lennie James Joins the Cast of the Blade Runner Sequel

26 July 2016 11:53 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

In addition to bringing Morgan to life on The Walking Dead, Lennie James has played many memorable roles in films, including Snatch, 24 Hour Party People, and Get on Up. It’s now been announced that the actor will return to the big screen to play a yet-to-be-revealed character in Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner sequel:

Press Release: Lennie James (The Walking Dead) is set to join the previously announced cast of Alcon Entertainment’s Blade Runner sequel which includes Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Robin Wright, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Carla Juri, Mackenzie Davis, Barkhad Abdi, David Dastmalchian, Hiam Abbass and Dave Bautista, it was announced by Alcon co-founders and co-ceo’s Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove.

Denis Villeneuve (Sicario, Prisoners) is directing the film to be released October 6, 2017. The film will be released by Warner Bros. in North America and Sony Pictures Releasing International will distribute in all media for all overseas territories. »

- Derek Anderson

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Newswire: Here’s what’s coming to (and leaving from) Netflix in August

25 July 2016 10:53 AM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Summer’s about halfway over, which means it’s time to start wringing all of the joy out of the remaining, snow-less weeks of the year. Your progress will impeded and aided by Netflix’s new arrivals and departures—which include a new David Cross special (coming!) and Teen Witch (going!)—which will alternately consume and free up your time.

August features a lot of Netflix original debuts, including the stop-motion The Little Prince. Mark Osborne’s screen adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s novella was summarily dropped by Paramount from the distribution schedule earlier this year, but Netflix snapped it up in March. Still, the movie won over the Cannes Crowd, and features a star-studded voice cast, including Jeff Bridges (as the aging Aviator), Rachel McAdams, Paul Rudd, Albert Brooks, Marion Cotillard, and Benicio Del Toro. You’ll get your first gander at the film on August 5.

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- Danette Chavez

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Variety’s ‘Actors on Actors’ Special on PBS Wins Second Emmy

23 July 2016 8:17 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Variety’s “Actors on Actors” on PBS was awarded the Emmy Award for best entertainment programming at the Television Academy’s 68th Los Angeles area Emmy Awards.

This is the second win in two years for the interview series, which features pairings of prominent actors discussing their craft. “Actors on Actors” was produced by PBS SoCal in partnership with Variety Media, LLC.

Hosted by Variety‘s Jenelle Riley, the 2016 edition featured such pairings as Cate Blanchett and Ian McKellan, Will Smith and Benicio del Toro and Amy Schumer and Lily Tomlin.

The winners of this year’s La Area Emmy Awards were announced Saturday night at the TV Academy’s newly renovated Wolf Theatre at the Saban Media Center in North Hollywood.

NBC4 was the evening’s big winner with 8 awards, followed by Kmex, Kvea and Time Warner Cable SportsNet L.A. with 5 trophies each.

The rest of the winners are:

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- Variety Staff

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"Star Wars: Episode VIII" Wraps Production

22 July 2016 12:04 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Just a week after the Star Wars Celebration event in London, production has officially wrapped on Rian Johnson's highly-anticipated "Star Wars: Episode VIII!".

In a posting on Facebook, Johnson said: "Final slate of the final shot. VIII is officially wrapped. Thanks to the best cast and crew in the galaxy, and thanks to the fans for all the love and support though the whole process. Cannot wait to put it together and share it with you all!"

Continuing the story from "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," the film stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Lupita Nyong’o, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, and Andy Serkis along with new to the series Benicio Del Toro, Laura Dern and Kelly Marie Tran.

"Star Wars: Episode VIII" is scheduled for release December 15, 2017.

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- Garth Franklin

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Star Wars 8 Wraps Production

22 July 2016 9:50 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

That's a warp! Star Wars: Episode VIII is finally done shooting. Though there will be additional pick-up days later in the year, director Rian Johnson announced via Facebook that the eighth chapter in the Skywaker saga is officially in the can. Now, the post-production process starts on this follow-up to Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Johnson shared a very quick video from set teasing the final slate along with the movie's final shot, which you can see below. Here's what Rian had to say.

"Final slate of the final shot. VIII is officially wrapped. Thanks to the best cast and crew in the galaxy, and thanks to the fans for all the love and support though the whole process. Cannot wait to put it together and share it with you all!"

Star Wars 8 began shooting in February of this year, with a shoot that lasted just a little over six months. »

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Star Wars: Episode VIII Officially Wraps Production

22 July 2016 9:01 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

One by one, the principal cast of Star Wars: Episode VIII have been wrapping up their own contribution to Disney’s galactic sequel in recent weeks and now, director Rian Johnson has confirmed the 2017 sequel is ready to move into post.

Word comes by way of Making Star Wars (via ComingSoon), where Johnson posted a video capturing the moment he slammed that iconic clapperboard for the final time.

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Set to pick up directly where The Force Awakens left off – meaning fans will be jetting off to visit Mark Hamill and Daisy Ridley on Anch-To – Johnson’s statement reads as so: “Final slate of the final shot. VIII is officially wrapped,” director Rian Johnson said. “Thanks to the best cast and crew in the galaxy, and thanks to the fans for all the love and support though the whole process. Cannot wait to put it together »

- Michael Briers

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Star Wars: Episode VIII officially wraps filming

22 July 2016 8:28 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Despite having a wrap party earlier this month, it seems that filming wasn’t quite finished on Star Wars: Episode VIII… until now. Yes, the next chapter of the main Star Wars saga is now in the can, as revealed by director Rian Johnson on the official Twitter page…

Final slate of the final shot. VIII is officially wrapped. Cannot wait to share it with you all! –@rianjohnson pic.twitter.com/l4Apk0Ro4i

Star Wars (@starwars) July 22, 2016

Star Wars: Episode VIII is set for release on December 15th 2017 and sees returning cast members Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Carrie Fisher (Leia Organa), Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), Daisy Ridley (Rey), John Boyega (Finn), Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron), Lupita Nyong’o (Maz Kanata), Domhnall Gleeson (General Hux), Anthony Daniels (C-3Po), Gwendoline Christie (Captain Phasma), Billie Lourd (Lieutenant Connix) and Andy Serkis (Supreme Leader Snoke) joined by new additions Benicio Del Toro »

- Gary Collinson

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Water Rackets: “Erin Brockovich”

19 July 2016 7:05 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Steven Soderbergh's Erin Brokovich (2000) is playing July 17 - August 16, 2016 on Mubi in the United Kingdom. “Erin Brockovich is perhaps the most forceful articulation of Soderbergh’s proclivity toward emphasizing character over other filmic concerns. Without sacrificing their causal role within the narrative, who characters are is often of greater interest than what they do—indeed, what they will do and accomplish is often a foregone conclusion… while Erin Brockovich may, thematically, be a film about responsibility, formally, Erin Brockovich is a movie about Erin Brockovich—and decidedly so.”— Andrew Patrick Nelson, in The Philosophy of Steven Soderbergh“I’m smart, I’m hardworking and I’m not leaving here without a job.”— Erin, Erin BrockovichErin Brockovich must win people over. As a single mother of three who wears short skirts and low-cut tops, she’s at the more preyed-upon end of a predatory spectrum—one whose social logic is built on first impressions. »

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‘The Girl on the Train’ Trailer: Emily Blunt & Justin Theroux Star In Mysterious Relationship Thriller

18 July 2016 10:28 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Girl on the Train” follows Rachel Watson (Emily Blunt), a divorcee who obsessively views her former life from the window of a train. Every day, she takes the train in to work in New York City and it passes by her old house, where she lived with her ex-husband, Tom (Justin Theroux), who still lives there with his new wife, Anna (Rebecca Ferguson), and their infant child. While she tries to avoid the pain of her former life, she begins to obsessively watch an attractive couple — Megan (Haley Bennett) and Scott (Luke Evans) Hipwell — a few houses down. They seem perfect and beautiful to Rachel, but beneath the perfect surface lies trouble. One day, Rachel wakes up hungover with various bruises and no memory of the previous night’s events. Soon she learns that Megan has gone missing and Rachel becomes invested in the case to find out what »

- Vikram Murthi

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'Star Wars: Episode VIII' Will Be Directly After 'The Force Awakens'

18 July 2016 5:46 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

At this year's Star Wars Celebration in London director Rian Johnson has confirmed at Star Wars Celebration Europe that Star Wars: Episode VIII will start directly after the end of J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Johnson explained:

"For the first time, we're breaking Star Wars tradition and starting our movie right where the last one left off. Skellig Michael is an incredibly mystical place. To be there and have that be the first thing we were shooting was an appropriately surreal way to start everything off."

The cast includes Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony DanielsGwendoline Christie, and Andy Serkis. New additions to the cast include Benicio Del Toro, Laura Dern, and newcomer Kelly Marie Tran.

Star Wars: Episode VIII is set to hit theaters December 15, 2017 release. »

- J.B. Casas

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‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ New Details Revealed, Alden Ehrenreich Officially Introduced as Young Han Solo

17 July 2016 8:54 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Directors Rian Johnson, Phil Lord and Chris Miller, accompanied by Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, discussed the future of the “Star Wars” franchise at Star Wars Celebration Europe at the ExCel Centre. Alden Ehrenreich was also officially introduced as young Han Solo for the upcoming standalone movie.

“This is going to start right where the last one left off,” “Episode VIII” director Johnson said. “It was a break from tradition.”

He added, “The second film is where we zoom into the characters, getting to the heart of them and challenging them.”

In preparation to direct the highly anticipated sequel, Johnson screened gritty 1949 WWII drama “Twelve O’Clock High” (“It became extremely important”) and Mikhail Kalatozov’s 1959 survival adventure “Letter Never Sent” plus classics like “The Bridge On The River Kwai,” “The Dambusters,” “Sahara” and “Gunga Din.”

Johnson went to San Francisco and spent six weeks figuring out the story.

“We »

- Ian Freer

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Mark Hamill Reveals Luke’s Introduction In Star Wars: The Force Awakens Could Have Been Very Different

15 July 2016 8:03 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Luke Skywalker has vanished. As far as opening crawls go, few are as dramatic and immediate as Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Teeing up the events to come in brilliant fashion, that ambiguous tease had fans on tenterhooks for much of the movie, and it was only during the final scene that Mark Hamill’s wayward Jedi Master appeared on screen. Had J.J. Abrams and Co. taken the actor’s initial thoughts on board, though, Luke Skywalker could have been introduced long before Rey made a beeline for Ahch-To, home to the first Jedi Temple.

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As Hamill revealed during a panel at the ongoing Star Wars Celebration Europe, he initially hoped Luke would have leaped into action on Starkiller Base, catching the lightsaber mid-flight as it flies from the snow.

It was a scene that already made a nod to Luke’s encounter with the Wampa in Empire Strikes Back, »

- Michael Briers

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Daisy Ridley and Mark Hamill announce that Star Wars: Episode VIII has wrapped production

14 July 2016 9:14 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of this weekend’s Star Wars Celebration, Daisy Ridley (Rey) and Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) have taken to social media to announce that Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: Episode VIII has wrapped production. Ridley shared an image of her character Rey complete with lightsaber, while Hamill posted a photo from the wrap party…

Meanwhile, Hamill also took to Facebook to share a video from the party, featuring a group of dancing Stormtroopers…

 

Star Wars: Episode VIII is set for release on December 15th 2017 and sees returning cast members Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Carrie Fisher (Leia Organa), Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), Daisy Ridley (Rey), John Boyega (Finn), Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron), Lupita Nyong’o (Maz Kanata), Domhnall Gleeson (General Hux), Anthony Daniels (C-3Po), Gwendoline Christie (Captain Phasma), Billie Lourd (Lieutenant Connix) and Andy Serkis (Supreme Leader Snoke) joined by new additions Benicio Del Toro (Guardians of the Galaxy), Laura Dern »

- Gary Collinson

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Universal's Monster reboots may have just bagged another A-list star

11 July 2016 1:08 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The A-list cast roster for these Universal Monster reboots just keep growing. Today’s addition: Oscar-winning actor Javier Bardem. The Skyfall star is “in talks” to play “Frankenstein” in the studio’s planned Marvel Cinematic Universe-style series of films, according to Variety, though the trade doesn’t specify whether the role in question is that of Dr. Victor Frankenstein -- the man who creates the flat-topped monster originally played by Boris Karloff -- or the creature himself. My guess would be the latter, given that the Monster is the more iconic role. Karloff’s performance is by far the most-remembered element of the original movies. Variety also isn’t clear which film in the interconnected franchise Frankenstein/The Monster would first appear in, citing unnamed “sources” who claim the character(s) will show up in a non-Frankenstein film prior to toplining their own movie (Bride of Frankenstein is currently »

- Chris Eggertsen

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