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Horror Highlights: ABC’S Of Death 2 1/2: World Competition Edition, Fear, Inc. Clip, Let’S Be Evil

26 July 2016 7:09 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

After searching around the world for horror’s most talented filmmakers, Drafthouse Films presents ABC’s of Death 2 1/2: World Competition Edition! The newest ABC’s of Death film will premiere exclusively on Vimeo on August 2nd. Also: a new clip from Fear, Inc., starring Abigail Breslin (Scream Queens) and nine new images from Let’s Be Evil.

Abc’s of Death 2 1/2: World Competition Edition Details: Press Release: “Austin, TX (July 25, 2016) – Drafthouse Films has announced the upcoming release of ABC’s of Death 2 1⁄2: World Competition Edition, the result of an extensive global campaign intended to spotlight the most passionate and talented upcoming filmmakers in the horror genre. The latest entry in the beloved franchise will arrive exclusively on Vimeo August 2nd as a $5.99 download or $2.99 rental.

The series, known for its anarchically alphabet­-themed anthology of short films, launched a “Filmmaker Frenzy” competition for the segment devoted to »

- Tamika Jones

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Venice Film Festival Juries Announced: Laurie Anderson, Joshua Oppenheimer, Nina Hoss & More Headed to the Lido

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

Ahead of its official lineup being released last week (and amid rumors of what said lineup will consist of), the Venice Film Festival has announced the filmmakers and actors who will be on jury duty beginning late next month. Laurie Anderson, Gemma Arterton, Giancarlo De Cataldo, Nina Hoss, Chiara Mastroianni, Joshua Oppenheimer, Lorenzo Vigas and Zhao Wei will be heading the Competition jury alongside Sam Mendes, who’s serving as president this year.

Read More: Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Arrival’ and Tom Ford’s ‘Nocturnal Animals’ Are ‘Virtually Assured’ to Premiere at the Venice Film Festival

Heading the Orizzonti section, meanwhile, is French director Robert Guédiguian. He’ll be joined by J. Hoberman, Nelly Karim, Valentina Lodovini, Moon So-ri, José Maria (Chema) Prado and Chaitanya Tamhane. Kim Rossi Stuart is leading the “Luigi De Laurentiis” Venice Award for a Debut Film — Lion of the Future jury with Rosa Bosch, Brady Corbet, »

- Michael Nordine

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Footage From "King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword"

23 July 2016 3:46 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek your first look @ director Guy Ritchie's "King Arthur: Legends Of The Sword", starring Charlie Hunnam as 'King Arthur', Àstrid Bergès-Frisbey as 'Guinevere', Jude Law as 'Vortigern', Djimon Hounsou as 'Bedivere', Eric Bana as 'Uther Pendragon' and Ben Kingsley as 'Wetstick', opening March 23, 2017:

"...'Arthur' runs the back passages of 'Londonium' with his crew, not knowing his royal lineage until he grabs 'Excalibur'.

"Instantly confronted by the sword's influence, Arthur is forced to make up his mind. Joining the rebellion and an enigmatic young woman named 'Guinevere'...

"...he must learn to address her and eventually understand her magic weapon, deal with his demons and unite the people to defeat the dictator 'Vortigern'..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword"...

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- Michael Stevens

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The Jungle Book Blu-ray details and special features revealed

9 July 2016 6:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Disney has announced that Jon Favreau’s live-action retelling of The Jungle Book is set to hit Blu-ray and DVD on August 22nd in the UK and August 30th in the Us. Check out the cover art and full list of special features below…

See Also: Order The Jungle Book via Amazon Us or Amazon UK

Bonus features include:

Blu-ray & Digital HD:

The Jungle Book” Reimagined – Favreau sits down with producer Brigham Taylor and visual effects supervisor Robert Legato to discuss “The Jungle Book” and reflect on the years they devoted to the reimagining of this timeless tale. Discover how Rudyard Kipling’s original stories and the classic animated film influenced their unique approach, witness the technical wizardry that enabled the team to create a believable and thrilling movie-going experience, and learn how they borrowed a page from Walt Disney’s innovation playbook to make it all happen. Lastly, meet »

- Gary Collinson

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Where Are The Missing McU Villains?

9 July 2016 4:56 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

 Ever since 2008, when Marvel began merging their cinematic franchises in The Incredible Hulk, many comic characters have appeared on-screen. Some have become major players in the McU, some are just minor characters, some have been killed-off and some…have been completely forgotten. Cinelinx looks at four major Marvel villains who were introduced in the McU but have since been totally forgotten.

 The Leader: In the comics, the Hulk’s arch-enemy is brainy bad-guy Samuel Sterns, Aka the Leader.  Sterns was introduced into the McU in The Incredible Hulk (2008), played by Tim Blake Nelson. In the film, Bruce Banner (Edward Norton) seeks help from oddball scientist Sterns, who proves to have his own agenda. He has synthesized samples of Banner’s irradiated blood, hoping to tap into its “limitless potential”. When last we see Sterns, he gets some of the Banner-Blood into a wound on his forehead. He smiles as his head starts to grow. »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Rob Young)

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The Jungle Book hits Blu-ray August 30, Digital August 23

8 July 2016 11:23 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Disney's live-action remake of The Jungle Book is coming home! Here are the details!

The Jungle Book, Jon Favreau’s stunning live-action reimagining of Walt Disney’s animated classic, will be available early on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere on August 23, and on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On-Demand on August 30.   Venture behind the scenes with in-depth bonus features that reveal the innovative filmmaking technology used to create the richly immersive jungle world and characters; Follow the journey of the film’s only on-screen actor, charismatic newcomer Neel Sethi (Mowgli); Delve into a candid and humorous scene-by-scene audio commentary with director Jon Favreau and meet the all-star voice cast who help bring the film’s colorful characters to life, as well as the musicians who accent the adventure with a majestic music score.   The all-star cast includes Bill Murray (Lost in Translation) as the voice of Baloo, Sir Ben Kingsley (Learning to Drive, »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Victor Medina)

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Disney’s The Jungle Book Headed to Blu-ray, DVD and Digital This August

7 July 2016 4:13 PM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Having already soundly conquered the box office, Disney's The Jungle Book from director Jon Favreau will next appear August 23rd on Digital HD followed by a physical disc release on Blu-ray and DVD a week later, August 30th.

What you won't find in stores on either of those dates is The Jungle Book on Blu-ray 3D or 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray. The former is a bit of a puzzler since the film was shot with 3D in mind and may signal Disney giving up on 3D altogether. A 4K release wasn't expected as Disney has yet to announce plans to support the new home video format.

The Jungle Book features a robust voice cast including Bill Murray as the voice of Baloo, Sir Ben Kingsley as Bagheera, Lupita Nyong’o as Raksha, Scarlett Johansson as Kaa, Giancarlo Esposito as Akela, Idris Elba as Shere Khan, and Christopher Walken as King Louie. »

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The Jungle Book Hits Digital HD August 23rd And Blu-Ray August 30th

7 July 2016 2:23 PM, PDT | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

While The Jungle Book didn’t quite amaze in the way that some hoped, but it was definitely one of the more interesting efforts of the year, and the home release has some interesting bonus features that look to make this family-friendly movie a must-own.

The commentary track on this one is probably worth the price of admission all on its own, especially given the complexities of putting this together, and Favreau’s proclaimed love for the story.

You’re also getting a featurette that runs through the adaptation process, which covers the years spent working on bringing the film to life. And, another featurette that takes us through Neel Sethi’s journey to land the role, and his experience being involved in making the film, and what that does to your life.

I imagine there may be more by the time it hits, but it looks like a solid release already. »

- Marc Eastman

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Disney’s The Jungle Book on Digital HD August 23 and on Blu-ray August 30

7 July 2016 9:30 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Disney presents the live-action epic adventure The Jungle Book, directed by Jon Favreau (“Iron Man,” “Iron Man 2,” “Chef”) and produced by Favreau and Brigham Taylor (executive producer of “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” “Tomorrowland”), “The Jungle Book” is a live-action epic adventure based on Rudyard Kipling’s timeless stories, inspired by Disney’s classic 1967 animated film and centered on Mowgli (Neel Sethi), a man-cub who’s been raised by a family of wolves. But Mowgli finds he is no longer welcome in the jungle when fearsome tiger Shere Khan (voice of Idris Elba), who bears the scars of Man, promises to eliminate what he sees as a threat. Disney’s Groundbreaking, Live-Action Adventure arrives on Digital HD August 23 and on Blu-ray™ August 30.

udiences were mesmerized by Disney’s live-action epic adventure “The Jungle Book,” which has earned more than $911 million at the global box office to date. »

- Tom Stockman

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‘Keanu’, ‘Nine Lives’, ‘A Street Cat Named Bob’…Is 2016 the Cinema Year of the Cat?

4 July 2016 1:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

It may be the Chinese year of the monkey, but as far as the cinema world is concerned 2016 is definitely the year of the cat. In recent years cats have overthrown the trusty dog as people’s preferred pet, not to mention that they have systematically taken over our internet. Memes, gifs, videos and celebrity cats (yes that’s right, celebrity cats) have won the world and Hollywood has been paying attention.

So just how many cats have and will be gracing our screens this year? Well we’ve compiled this handy list of releases so that you can make sure that you don’t miss a single moment of furry feline fun.

One of the highest grossing films of the year, The Jungle Book features not one, but two big cats, Bagheera and Shere Khan. True, they aren’t domestic cats, but they are distant cousins so we think they definitely count. »

- Kat Hughes

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Acting Workshop with Dominique Moore

25 June 2016 2:49 AM, PDT | ScreenTerrier | See recent ScreenTerrier news »

The Dominique Moore acting workshops are for young people aged 5-18 who are passionate about acting and would like to learn more.

These one day workshops are led by Dominique who has more than 20 years stage and screen experience, gaining her first professional acting job at the age of 9. Dominique will be sharing her expert knowledge to help develop attendees performance skills and give them an insight into the acting industry.

A leading West End child star will be appearing at the workshop to talk about his experiences of being a child performer, the audition process and how to conquer those first night nerves. He is currently treading the boards, as the lead in a well known musical in the West End!

At the end of each workshop, Dominique will hold a Q&A session with each group of young performers and their parents. Every participant will receive 1-1 feedback, »

- noreply@blogger.com (ScreenTerrier)

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Adult Swim: Out of 47 Shows On their Current Slate, None Have Been Created By Women

15 June 2016 12:41 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

In a surprising new article, Splitsider’s Megh Wright looked at Adult Swim’s roster of new and returning television projects and made the grand discovery that out of 47 series creators, none of them are female.

After looking more in depth at the network’s previous years, she found that this is nothing new and that the lineup was indicative of any other year. Yes, there are women working there, but none are creators of shows currently on Adult Swim’s slate. But as the network revealed during their 2014 upfronts, women make up 43 percent of the network’s audience.

Read More: Ben Kingsley Reveals Why He Thinks Women Are The Best Directors For Men

“Women are watching, women work there in non-‘creator’ roles, and women have praised female characters there that feel more ‘real’ than ever,” Wright wrote. “So why, then, aren’t there any to be found as creators? Here’s Adult Swim’s official statement in response.”

“We are always on the lookout for new creative partners and have talented women writing and producing on our original series. We recently doubled our programming and development opportunities with the success of our streaming shows, which also have female creators,” replied Adult Swim

Read More: Hillary Clinton Vows To Fight For Women In Hollywood, Break ‘The Celluloid Ceiling’

But as Wright points out, a live stream isn’t a television show, “When we have to bend the definitions of ‘television show’ and ‘creator’ in order to find women on that upfront announcement, that’s a problem,” she adds.

Many other networks such as Comedy Central, TBS, The CW, IFC, among others, have upped their female-led series. Which is great! “There are still signs of progress on all fronts except Adult Swim,” she notes. Adding, “But a progressive and willingly ‘out there’ network like Adult Swim can do better than 47 to 0.”

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- Liz Calvario

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Adult Swim: Out of 47 Shows On their Current Slate, None Have Been Created By Women

15 June 2016 12:41 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

In a surprising new article, Splitsider’s Megh Wright looked at Adult Swim’s roster of new and returning television projects and made the grand discovery that out of 47 series creators, none of them are female.

After looking more in depth at the network’s previous years, she found that this is nothing new and that the lineup was indicative of any other year. Yes, there are women working there, but none are creators of shows currently on Adult Swim’s slate. But as the network revealed during their 2014 upfronts, women make up 43 percent of the network’s audience.

Read More: Ben Kingsley Reveals Why He Thinks Women Are The Best Directors For Men

“Women are watching, women work there in non-‘creator’ roles, and women have praised female characters there that feel more ‘real’ than ever,” Wright wrote. “So why, then, aren’t there any to be found as creators? Here’s Adult Swim’s official statement in response.”

“We are always on the lookout for new creative partners and have talented women writing and producing on our original series. We recently doubled our programming and development opportunities with the success of our streaming shows, which also have female creators,” replied Adult Swim

Read More: Hillary Clinton Vows To Fight For Women In Hollywood, Break ‘The Celluloid Ceiling’

But as Wright points out, a live stream isn’t a television show, “When we have to bend the definitions of ‘television show’ and ‘creator’ in order to find women on that upfront announcement, that’s a problem,” she adds.

Many other networks such as Comedy Central, TBS, The CW, IFC, among others, have upped their female-led series. Which is great! “There are still signs of progress on all fronts except Adult Swim,” she notes. Adding, “But a progressive and willingly ‘out there’ network like Adult Swim can do better than 47 to 0.”

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- Liz Calvario

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Ben Kingsley told he would 'always play servants' by senior RSC director

14 June 2016 12:31 AM, PDT | The Independent | See recent The Independent news »

Kingsley was born Krishna Bhanji but changed his name, fearing it may hamper his acting career »

- Jess Denham

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Learning to Drive review – life lessons

12 June 2016 12:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Two damaged souls have much to teach each other in this gentle comedy with Ben Kingsley and Patricia Clarkson

Following the collapse of her marriage, Manhattan-based literary critic Wendy (Patricia Clarkson) decides to learn to drive. Her Sikh instructor, Darwan (Ben Kingsley), offers her the benefit of his wisdom on parallel parking and road rage, while she gives the newly married Darwan some insight into the workings of the female heart. It’s a gentle ride through this tentative connection between two damaged souls. However, while the film refrains from following the obvious romantic route, the life lesson symbolism of Wendy’s driving tuition is signposted a little too glaringly. Still, it’s a pleasure to watch two actors of the calibre of Clarkson and Kingsley sparking together. Clarkson, in particular, is spot-on; her character unfolds gradually into the serenity that comes with hard-earned self-sufficiency. And the gentle, low-key humour belies some spiky observations about multicultural America.

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- Wendy Ide

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‘Jungle Book’ Roars to $900 Million at Worldwide Box Office

10 June 2016 3:51 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Jungle Book” is crossing the $900 million mark, making it the third Disney movie to do so this year after “Captain America: Civil War” and “Zootopia.”

The studio said that the family comedy-adventure had reached $349.9 million domestically and $549.9 million internationally as of Thursday.

The Jungle Book” is the biggest Hollywood release ever in India, having earned $36.8 million, and is the leading film of the year in the U.K./Ireland with $64.7 million. It opens in South Korea this weekend and in Japan on Aug. 11.

The film is now the 39th to reach the $900 million milestone. “Zootopia” recently became the 26th title to hit $1 billion.

The Jungle Book” blew past forecasts in its opening weekend, grossing $103.6 million in the U.S. during April 15-17. It led the domestic box office for three weekends before the arrival of “Captain America: Civil War” and was still in the top 10 last weekend with $4.4 million.

The Jungle Book,” directed by Jon Favreau, is based on Rudyard Kipling’s works and tells the story of Mowgli, an orphaned human boy who lives in the jungle among the wild. Neel Sethi stars as Mowgli with the animals voiced by Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong’o, Scarlett Johansson, Giancarlo Esposito and Christopher Walken.

Four days before the U.S. opening, Disney said it was already planning a sequel.

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- Dave McNary

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Ben Kingsley: five best moments

10 June 2016 12:35 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The Oscar-winning actor teaches Patricia Clarkson the rules of the road in new comedy Learning to Drive, but what have been his career highs?

Looking back over Ben Kingsley’s 50-year career offers an extreme variety of roles. He’s won an Oscar, been nominated for some Razzies, voiced a frog, played a caterpillar and even cropped up on Coronation Street.

Related: Learning to Drive review – touching, insightful and occasionally unpredictable

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- Benjamin Lee

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Steal Truck for Ben Kingsley in Collide

7 June 2016 4:16 PM, PDT | Filmonic.com | See recent Filmonic news »

Nicholas Hoult goes to some extreme lengths to save the life of his girlfriend in the debut trailer for Collide, including stealing a truck full of drugs for Ben Kingsley. “To pay for his girlfriend’s medical emergency while abroad, Casey schemes to pull a drug heist for an eccentric gangster. After a failed attempt, he embarks […]

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- Alex

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Exclusive: Sir Ben Kingsley on Learning to Drive

7 June 2016 5:35 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Entering UK cinemas on the 10th of June Learning to Drive is riding high on a very positive festival run over the last year and a half. Written by Sarah Kernochan and directed by Isabel Coixet the film stars Sir Ben Kingsley, Paticia Clarkson and The Newsroom’s Grace Gummer. We’ll have our interview with Patricia […]

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- Jon Lyus

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Exclusive: Patricia Clarkson talks Learning to Drive

7 June 2016 5:31 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Entering UK cinemas on the 10th of June Learning to Drive is riding high on a very positive festival run over the last year and a half. Written by Sarah Kernochan and directed by Isabel Coixet this look and love, loss and driving lessons stars Sir Ben Kingsley, Paticia Clarkson and The Newsroom’s Grace Gummer. […]

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- Jon Lyus

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