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Ava DuVernay Original Prison Documentary Set To Open The 54th New York Film Festival

19 July 2016 7:15 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announces Ava DuVernay’s documentary The 13th as the Opening Night selection of the 54th New York Film Festival (September 30 – October 16), making its world premiere at Alice Tully Hall. The 13th is the first-ever nonfiction work to open the festival, and will debut on Netflix and open in a limited theatrical run on October 7.

Chronicling the history of racial inequality in the United States, The 13th examines how our country has produced the highest rate of incarceration in the world, with the majority of those imprisoned being African-American. The title of DuVernay’s extraordinary and galvanizing film refers to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution—“Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States . . . ” The progression from that second qualifying clause to the horrors of mass incarceration and »

- Kellvin Chavez

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Ava DuVernay’s ‘The 13th’ Will Open the 2016 New York Film Festival

19 July 2016 6:06 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

If the languid summer tentpole season has you down, fear not, as the promising fall slate is around the corner and today brings the first news of what we’ll see at the 2016 New York Film Festival. For the first time ever, a non-fiction film will open The Film Society of Lincoln Center’s festival: Ava DuVernay‘s The 13th. Her timely follow-up to Selma chronicles the history of racial inequality in the United States and will arrive on Netflix and in limited theaters shortly after its premiere at Nyff, on October 7.

“It is a true honor for me and my collaborators to premiere The 13th as the opening night selection of the New York Film Festival,” Ava DuVernay says. “This film was made as an answer to my own questions about how and why we have become the most incarcerated nation in the world, how and why we regard »

- Jordan Raup

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Han Solo Movie Directors Talk Star Wars Spin-off

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

Yesterday marked the end of Star Wars Celebration Europe, with the weekend closingoout on a huge surprise surprise. Alden Ehrenreich was introduced to fans for the first time as Han Solo, the new star of the untitled Han Solo Star Wars Story at the Future Filmmaker Panel. The panel featured Lucasfilm's Kathleen Kennedy (Producer) and Kiri Hart (Senior Vice President of Development), who were joined by director Rian Johnson (Star Wars: Episode VIII) and directing duo Chris Miller and Phil Lord (the untitled Han Solo Star Wars story). Hosted by Lucasfilm Story Group's Pablo Hidalgo, the filmmakers were joined by surprise guests John Boyega (Finn), Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) and Carrie Fisher (General Leia Organa) from Star Wars: Episode VIII.

Han Solo directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller revealed they just moved to London two days ago to work on the movie, but we don't know any other cast »

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Han Solo Spinoff: Everything We Learned From the Star Wars Celebration Panel

17 July 2016 9:18 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Two months ago, Alden Ehrenreich was cast as the young Han Solo. The actor will star in Phil Lord & Chris Miller‘s Star Wars spinoff, which Lawrence Kasdan and Jon Kasdan co-wrote. Little is known about the story, and unfortunately, no new major details were shared during the Future Filmmaker panel at Star Wars Celebration (which Peter has been covering in London). Lord and Miller […]

The post Han Solo Spinoff: Everything We Learned From the Star Wars Celebration Panel appeared first on /Film. »

- Jack Giroux

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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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Star Wars Celebration: Han Solo Standalone Directors Phil Lord And Chris Miller Offer An Update (And A Brand New Star)

17 July 2016 8:33 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The last day of this year’s Star Wars Celebration closed out on Sunday afternoon in London with the much-anticipated Future Filmmakers panel, centered (appropriately enough) on the future of the “Star Wars” franchise as guided by Lucasfilm leaders Kathleen Kennedy and Kiri Hart.

The forward-focused panel promised to deliver all kinds of goods about the franchise’s still-untitled “Episode VIII” and their Han Solo standalone film, featuring appearances from “Episode VIII” director Rian Johnson and Han Solo helmers Phil Lord and Chris Miller.

Read More: Star Wars Celebration: ‘Rogue One’ Created A New Planet That Looks Pretty Familiar

Johnson, who recently wrapped his very first “Star Wars” film, offered few updates to the eager crowd, and while the expectation might be that Lord and Miller, who are just about to enter production on their own film, would provide even less, the chatty duo had plenty to say.

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- Kate Erbland

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Is Coming to Starz This September

15 July 2016 11:13 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Starz subscribers rejoice! Epic lightsaber battles and X-wing dogfights will be available exclusively to Starz subscribers with the television premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens with a special presentation on Saturday, September 10. The seventh installment in the Star Wars franchise will premiere on all six Starz channels at 9 Pm Et/Pt and again at 11:20 Pm Et/Pt and be available for download via the Starz App as of September 10. Here's what Chris Albrecht, President and CEO of Starz, had to say in a statement.

"No greater fandom has ever existed than the Star Wars fans, and we are thrilled to be the exclusive home of The Force Awakens. We are offering a variety of ways for fans and subscribers to watch - on the Starz networks, on demand, by streaming or download on the Starz App or through an Amazon Prime Starz subscription. We want to make the »

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Starz Will Debut 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' in September

15 July 2016 9:44 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Starz subscribers rejoice! Epic lightsaber battles and X-wing dogfights will be available exclusively to Starz subscribers with the television premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens with a special presentation on Saturday, September 10. The seventh installment in the Star Wars franchise will premiere on all six Starz channels at 9 Pm Et/Pt and again at 11:20 Pm Et/Pt and be available for download via the Starz App as of September 10.

Chris Albrecht, President and CEO of Starz said:

“No greater fandom has ever existed than the Star Wars fans, and we are thrilled to be the exclusive home of The Force Awakens. We are offering a variety of ways for fans and subscribers to watch – on the Starz networks, on demand, by streaming or download on the Starz App or through an Amazon Prime Starz subscription. We want to make the movie as accessible as the fans’ appetites for »

- Kellvin Chavez

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When Is It Too Late For A Movie Sequel?

5 July 2016 11:11 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

They say that late is better than never, but are those really words to live by when it comes to movie sequels? Hollywood studios are currently in a deep phase of mining existing properties for new material and, though this might seem like risk-averse behaviour at first glance, it really is a sizeable gamble.

The cynical view of this tendency to reboot is that corporations are trying to wring every last cent they can from ideas and icons that have proven successful in the past. There is some logic to it, because it works on the basis of what is essentially brand recognition – audiences will remember enjoying it last time, so they will feel compelled to return for more. The issue is in selecting the brand to be used, however – and this is not always as easy as it sounds.

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- Sarah Myles

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New "Rogue One," Han Solo Film Rumors

1 July 2016 1:06 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

It has been a busy few days for "Star Wars" rumors and news, time to break it all down.

First up, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" concept artist Iain McCaig spoke earlier this month at a conference in New Zealand with tidbits from that popping online yesterday over at StarWarsNewsNet.

According to them, McCaig says Lawrence Kasdan penned the script for the "Han Solo: A Star Wars Story" standalone film before he began work on 'Force Awakens'. Of the script, McCaig said: "By far the best Star Wars script, and one of the best scripts period, that I have ever read. I laughed, I cried, I did all the things you should do when reading a good script. You're in for a treat."

He also indicated that after selling Lucasfilm to Disney, George Lucas decided he wanted to be involved and wrote a script for Episode VII which was "rejected outright" by Disney. »

- Garth Franklin

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Concept artist Iain McCaig says Han Solo spinoff is “by far the best Star Wars script”

1 July 2016 9:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

During an appearance at an Art and Industry of Imagination conference in New Zealand, Lucasfilm concept artist Iain McCaig spoke briefly about the script for the upcoming young Han Solo movie, and was full of praise for the Star Wars Anthology project.

“[It’s] by far the best Star Wars script, and one of the best scripts period, that I have ever read,” said McCaig. “I laughed, I cried, I did all the things you should do when reading a good script. You’re in for a treat.”

Now, it should also be noted that McCaig is part of Lucasfilm and worked on the prequels along with last year’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens, so he’s not really going to come out and say “the story is as dull as The Phantom Menace and the dialogue as stiff as Attack of the Clones.” However, there’s certainly some stellar talent involved in the project, »

- Gary Collinson

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Screenplay For Han Solo Anthology Film Billed As One Of The Best Ever Star Wars Scripts

30 June 2016 12:05 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Venerable concept artist and all-round Star Wars veteran Iain McCaig claims Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s Han Solo Anthology film boasts one of the best screenplays in Star Wars history.

Word comes by way of Uproxx, relaying McCaig’s comments from the Art and Industry of Imagination conference. It was here that the creative talent – best known for his artwork on The Force Awakens – touched base on how future films in Disney’s galactic saga are shaping up. When it comes to Lord and Miller’s origins story, it seems Star Wars fans are “in for a treat.”

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Uproxx cautions that McCaig’s comments are paraphrased somewhat, but the general gist of the artist’s speech still stands as a stellar vote of confidence.

“[The Han Solo movie] has by far the best Star Wars script, and one of the best scripts period, that I have ever read, »

- Michael Briers

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Han Solo Movie Reportedly Has "The Best Star Wars Script" Yet

30 June 2016 11:26 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Going for a standalone Han Solo flick was a ballsy move from Lucasfilm. Understandably, it seems like the go-to move if the studio wants to guarantee its investment -- Han Solo is one of the most beloved film characters of all-time, so having him in a standalone film is bound to make some serious coin. On the flip side, however, it's almost as if they've painted themselves into a corner. In creating a film that revolves around a young Han Solo, they're asking audiences to take a huge leap of faith and "forget" the memorable performance that Harrison Ford gave in four separate Star Wars flicks (three of which take place around the same time period as the Han Solo film is likely to take place). 

They have since cast Alden Ehrenreich as the iconic Han Solo, and while this is great casting, there's still the hump to overcome that »

- Joseph Medina

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Han Solo Movie Script Praised by Star Wars Expert

29 June 2016 5:57 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

There is a lot of hype building for some of the future films in the Star Wars franchise lately. After a brief bit of concern over massive reshoots for Rogue One, fans are now very excited after a bunch of new details came out, including the confirmation of Darth Vader for the movie. But Disney has other spinoff movies planned, and after Rogue One, it will be everyone's favorite scruffy nerf herder Han Solo who is getting a solo movie. Now, the initial script for Han Solo: A Star Wars Story is getting high praise from a trusted source. And that source just so happens to be an expert on all things Star Wars.

We know relatively little about the upcoming, untitled Young Han Solo movie, but thanks to a recent report from Star Wars News Net, we get a bit of a window into what we might be able »

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‘The Force Awakens’ Rings Up Eight Saturn Awards

23 June 2016 10:31 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Eight more Saturn Awards, “Star Wars” has.

Disney-Lucasfilm’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” dominated the film categories at the 42nd Saturn Awards in Burbank. The series revival scored honors for top science fiction film, actor Harrison Ford, supporting actor Adam Driver, script, editing, music, makeup, and special effects.

Crimson Peak,” which was not a commercial success but is approaching cult status, was the second-most honored film, taking three awards: best horror film, supporting actress Jessica Chastain, and production design.

In TV, the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films continued to honor “The Walking Dead” (best horror TV series, supporting actress Danai Gurira and younger actor Chandler Riggs); “Hannibal” (action/thriller series, supporting actor Richard Armitage) and “Continuum” (science fiction TV series). “Outlander,” a new entry, took honors as top fantasy series and for actress Caitrionia Balfe.

Bruce Campbell summed up the vibe of the Saturn Awards — and the emotions of the audience — from the podium: »

- David S. Cohen

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‘The Force Awakens’ Rings Up Eight Saturn Awards

23 June 2016 10:31 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Eight more Saturn Awards, “Star Wars” has.

Disney-Lucasfilm’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” dominated the film categories at the 42nd Saturn Awards in Burbank. The series revival scored honors for top science fiction film, actor Harrison Ford, supporting actor Adam Driver, script, editing, music, makeup, and special effects.

Crimson Peak,” which was not a commercial success but is approaching cult status, was the second-most honored film, taking three awards: best horror film, supporting actress Jessica Chastain, and production design.

In TV, the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films continued to honor “The Walking Dead” (best horror TV series, supporting actress Danai Gurira and younger actor Chandler Riggs); “Hannibal” (action/thriller series, supporting actor Richard Armitage) and “Continuum” (science fiction TV series). “Outlander,” a new entry, took honors as top fantasy series and for actress Caitrionia Balfe.

Bruce Campbell summed up the vibe of the Saturn Awards — and the »

- David S. Cohen

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NYC Weekend Watch: ‘Femme Fatale,’ Hou Hsiao-hsien, ‘Pusher,’ Maya Deren & More

16 June 2016 6:49 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Since any New York cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not likely to see in a theater again anytime soon, and many of which are, also, on 35mm. If you have a chance to attend any of these, we’re of the mind that it’s time extremely well-spent.

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The Brian De Palma retrospective has its best weekend yet: Carlito’s Way and Raising Cain on Friday; Body Double and Femme Fatale on Saturday; and, this Sunday, Mission: Impossible, Snake Eyes, and the underseen, Paul Schrader-penned Obsession.

A program of Chuck Jones shorts plays on Saturday; Party Husband screens this Sunday.

Museum of »

- Nick Newman

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Quentin Tarantino & Rita Moreno Receive Honorary Degrees from the AFI Conservatory

16 June 2016 10:29 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

116 students graduated from the AFI Conservatory today, but they weren’t the only ones awarded degrees at the Tcl Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. Quentin Tarantino and Rita Moreno both accepted honorary Doctorate of Fine Art degrees from the American Film Institute, which first began educating filmmakers in 1969.

Read More: Quentin Tarantino to Formalize His Cinematic Education With Honorary Degree from American Film Institute

“We are proud of our history and we embrace change,” said AFI Conservatory Dean Jan Schuette. “And it shows today, in the level of work our Fellows create, how they interact, their talent, their communication, their commitment.” Tarantino is well known for having educated himself by working at a video store and obsessing over movies that way, making this honor from AFI hist most official academic laurel. Moreno — a rare Egot (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony) winner most familiar to moviegoers for her role in “West Side Story” — also bypassed film school.

Read More: Quentin Tarantino Documentary ’21 Years’ Will Go Behind the Scenes, Gets the Weinstein Treatment

AFI awards honorary degrees during its graduation ceremony every year. Recent recipients include Angela Lansbury and Lawrence Kasdan, while past honorees range from Robert Altman and Kathryn Bigelow to Spike Lee and Anne V. Coates.

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- Michael Nordine

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Interview: Chris Strompolos of ‘Raiders! The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made’

15 June 2016 3:32 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – When it comes to movie fandom, there are acolytes and obsessives, but few stories are better than three fanboys in 1982, who loved a certain film so much they decided to do a shot-by-shot remake. This is chronicled in the new documentary, “Raiders! The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made.”

Chris Strompolos was one of those boys – he portrayed Indiana Jones in the remake – and he was joined by his childhood friends Eric Zala and Jayson Lamb. They were 11 years old when they started their project, and came back to it in the next seven summers (yes, they aged to teenagers during the process). In 1989, they finally showed the results of their efforts in a local hometown premiere, and promptly left behind their childhood obsession. The 1980s video quality film then went into the underground cult world, until emerging in 2002 at the “Butt-Numb-a-Thon” film festival sponsored by the »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Han Solo: what we know about his origins, and his movie

6 June 2016 5:08 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Star Wars’ scruffy-lookin’ nerf herder, Mr Han Solo, is getting his own movie. Here’s what we know...

Possible spoilers (we're guessing, though) lie ahead for Rogue One, and for the Han Solo movie.

So, Han Solo is getting a spin-off movie. As part of Disney’s cinematic expansion of the Star Wars saga, a prequel film is now in development to explore the backstory of Harrison Ford’s iconic war hero/smuggler. The only cast member currently confirmed is Alden Ehrenreich, who has been handed some very big shoes/cool black waistcoats to fill as the new Han Solo. 

And before you dismiss this movie as a bad idea, it’s worth remembering that Phil Lord and Chris Miller are the guys directing it. They’ve already brought us Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs, the 21 Jump Street revival and The Lego Movie. If there’s »

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