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We Are The Best!'s Lukas Moodysson is cinema's eternal teenager

11 April 2014 4:04 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The Swedish director's new film about a teen girl punk band is a coming-of-age masterpiece, but he's keen to remain an outsider

If you happen to be a teenage girl looking to modern cinema for a role model, you're left with two options: live your life by the meaningless platitudes of vest-clad, stern-faced warrior types from a bleak dystopian future (The Hunger Games, Divergent), or dedicate your existence to grabbing money, fellating Uzis and drowning your brain cells with James Franco (Spring Breakers, The Bling Ring). Both of which sound exhausting and neither of which are going to help you get a B+ in German. However, 44-year-old cult Swedish director Lukas Moodysson is about to buck that trend. His new film, We Are The Best!, is a coming-of-age masterpiece which recalls the perceptive comedy of Shane Meadows's A Room For Romeo Brass and Rob Reiner's stirring representation of friendship in Stand By Me. »

- Harriet Gibsone

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Watch: Revisit a Stephen King Classic in 'Walking the Tracks: The Summer of Stand by Me'

7 April 2014 4:30 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

There are no shortage of “quintessential” summer movies, but one of our personal favorites has long been Rob Reiner’s Stand by Me. The tale, adapted from a Stephen King novella, is the sort of timeless coming-of-age adventure story that we can all relate to (even if we never set out to see a dead body). It’s arguably one of the best adaptations of King’s work, thanks in no small part to Reiner’s direction and the excellent performances from cast members Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman and Jerry O’Connell. Walking the Tracks: The Summer of Stand by Me is a nearly hour-long retrospective on the film from back in 2002. The cast and crew reunite to discuss the making of the movie and its legacy, while also paying tribute to fallen...

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- Mike Bracken

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'The Wolf of Wall Street' Interview with P.J. Byrne | Exclusive

4 April 2014 3:57 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Debuting on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD March 25 is the critically-acclaimed The Wolf of Wall Street, the Oscar-nominated dramatic comedy from director Martin Scorsese. Leonardo DiCaprio stars as Jordan Belfort in this true-story adaptation, a fraudulent stock broker who made millions upon millions of dollars by selling phony stocks to unsuspecting clients. Among a stellar supporting cast including Jonah Hill, Matthew McConaughey, Kyle Chandler, Rob Reiner, Jean Dujardin and Margot Robbie, is P.J. Byrne, who plays Nicky "Rugrat" Koskoff in this towering tale about greed, corruption and American excess. I recently had the chance to speak with P.J. Byrne via satellite, who revealed that his finance degree from Boston College came in handy during the production, while discussing what it's like to be directed by the great Martin Scorsese. Take a look at our exclusive video interview with P.J. Byrne for The Wolf of Wall Street.

Leonardo DiCaprio delivers "the »

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AMC Networks’ Yeah! App Offers Up This Is Spinal Tap Free Through 4/11

1 April 2014 6:59 PM, PDT | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

Whether you’re new to Tap, or have seen them in concert (like me), it’s hard to argue with free, and the Yeah! App from AMC Networks is offering This is Spinal Tap – The Special Features Version for free through April 11th.

Far more than just a ‘Pop Up Video’ version of films, the Yeah! App gives you a completely unique experience, and none of the films is packed with more awesome than This is Spinal Tap, which not only pulls in hundreds of cool notes, but gives you some incredible insights from a variety of legendary rockers… and Jack Black.

Check out the full details below, and make sure you don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy this truly special viewing experience.

Yeah!, the New iPad Movie App from AMC Networks, Offers This Is Spinal Tap – The Special Features Version Gratis to All iPad Users Through April 11

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- Marc Eastman

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Godzilla TV Spot Teases A Force That Can Not Be Stopped

1 April 2014 2:34 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

The #DemandToKnow hashtag campaign generating interest in Gareth Edwards. Godzilla has been heating up. A new poster dropped the other day. And today, those who shared the hashtag on social media unlocked this spot: (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/all.js#xfbml=1"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); Post by Godzilla. The flaming train on the bridge is a terrific callback to Rob Reiner.s Stand By Me. Of course, that scene didn.t have a burning locomotive. or a Godzilla tail chopping the tracks in half afterward. (God, this scene still gives me cold sweats.) Back to the King of Monsters. The rest of the TV spot is a montage of footage we saw in earlier trailers. There.s one more shot of »

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Giveaway: Win 'The Wolf of Wall Street' Blu-ray Signed by Leonardo DiCaprio

26 March 2014 3:21 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Paramount Home Media Distribution released The Wolf of Wall Street on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD yesterday, giving fans a chance to relive this Oscar-nominated dramatic comedy from director Martin Scorsese, or watch it for the very first time. Leonardo DiCaprio stars as Jordan Belfort, who made millions of dollars through his phony stock market firm in this true-story adaptation. We have the perfect giveaway lined up in conjunction with this release, which will help you get the party started with a copy of the Blu-ray and a Happy Hour Kit. These prizes will be gone quicker than Leonardo DiCaprio can drop an F-bomb, so don't miss out on this opportunity to win big from The Wolf of Wall Street.

Winners Receive:

The Wolf of Wall Street Blu-ray

The Wolf of Wall Street Happy Hour Kit

Here's How To Win!

Just "Like" (fan) the MovieWeb Facebook page (below) and then »

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New on DVD/Blu-ray: 'The Wolf of Wall Street' Howls, Plus Check Out a Clip from 'Welcome to the Jungle'

25 March 2014 3:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

The Wolf of Wall Street - Paramount - Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD Director: Martin Scorsese Cast: Leonardo DiCaprioJonah HillMatthew McConaugheyKyle ChandlerRob Reiner. Full cast + crew The Wolf of Wall Street is a staggering film. It's like a real-life magic trick. Even when you know all of the components behind it, you wonder how it actually exists. To that effect, it mirrors the real story that inspired it all: how one man saw a gap in the system and figured out how to leverage it every which way he could until he'd artificially inflated not only his own wealth, but the wealth of all his friends and family. For as funny, sexy and just plain wild as The Wolf of Wall Street is, it's also a terrifying look at how an ordinary...

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- Peter Hall

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'The Wolf of Wall Street' Red Band Martin Scorsese Featurette | Exclusive

24 March 2014 9:58 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Wolf of Wall Street Blu-ray hits home on March 25, and to celebrate, we have an exclusive red band featurette. Watch as the cast discusses director Martin Scorsese's keen ability to mix crime and character for an explosive cinematic cocktail that will live on in infamy. Hear from Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill and Rob Reiner as they go behind-the-scenes of this neo-classic, sure to appeal to movie lovers of any genre.

clickHere to watch this age-restricted video if you're over the age of 18, which will be featured only on the Best Buy exclusive Blu-ray version.

Sex. Money. Power. Drugs. Brace yourself for The Wolf of Wall Street, an outrageous true story from legendary filmmaker Martin Scorsese that critics are calling "a masterpiece for a new generation." Leonardo DiCaprio delivers "the best performance of his career" as a young stockbroker hungry for a life of non-stop thrills, where corruption is »

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Martin Scorsese and More to Honor Rob Reiner at Film Society of Lincoln Center's Upcoming Gala

24 March 2014 9:53 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

The Film Society of Lincoln Center has unveiled its initial list of presenters set for the upcoming 41st Chaplin Award Gala honoring Rob Reiner, on April 28. Martin Scorsese will present the big award to Reiner; leading up to that will be film and interview clips, plus appearances by Billy Crystal, Michael Douglas, Michael McKean, and Robin Wright. Plus, classic Reiner-directed films "A Few Good Men," "Misery," "The Princess Bride" and "Stand by Me" will screen on April 27 and 28, in advance of the gala.The Film Society’s annual gal began in 1972, honoring Charlie Chaplin, who returned to the Us from exile to be part of the ceremony. Other past honorees include the likes of Alfred Hitchcock, Billy Wilder, Laurence Olivier, Federico Fellini, Elizabeth Taylor, Bette Davis, James Stewart, Robert Altman, Scorsese, Diane Keaton, Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Michael Douglas, Sidney Poitier, Catherine Deneuve, and, last year’s honoree Barbra Streisand. »

- Beth Hanna

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Billy Crystal -- Slummin' It for Wife's Birthday

18 March 2014 12:20 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Billy Crystal didn't need to shower his wife with fancy jewels on her birthday this weekend -- he took her on a scavenger hunt in Santa Monica instead ... along with Bette Midler and Rob Reiner ... and the video is hilarious.It's called the Fantastic Santa Monica Race -- basically a fun scavenger hunt tour of the city -- and we're told Billy and co. did the whole shebang Sunday ... the trivia, other weird games, the cheerleading, »

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Rob Reiner on Life Imitating Art With 'This Is Spinal Tap'

10 March 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Hello Cleveland! The 1984 mock rockumentary This Is Spinal Tap turned 30 last week, so the anniversary is getting a special re-release via AMC Networks' iPad app Yeah! Fans and newcomers to the movie will be able to watch the "Special Features Version" of the film for free, beginning tomorrow through April 11th, along with new interviews and extras that offer insight about how filmmaker Rob Reiner and the cast made a move that was anything but a "shit sandwich."

This List Goes to 11!: Eleven Trends Predicted by 'This is Spinal Tap »

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Briefs: “The Last Of Us” Coming To The Big Screen, Adam Lambert & Queen Release Tour Dates, And Miley Vs. Katy

6 March 2014 1:23 PM, PST | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

James Franco attends “FrancoFest”

Birthday shoutouts go to Mary Wilson, who is 70, Rob Reiner is 67, and Kiki Dee is 67.

Johnny Weir Allegedly Bit Husband Victor Weir-Voronov In Domestic Dispute

I was wondering how long this was going to take. Post-apocalyptic video game The Last Of Us (which I reviewed last year) is making its way to the big screen. They better not screw this one up.

Adam Lambert and Queen have released the dates for their upcoming North American Summer Tour. It will start on 6/19 in Chicago and finish up on 7/20 in D.C.

Steve Grand talks about the enormous success of his Kickstarter campaign to fund his first album.

Billy Porter talks about his new album, which will include a duet with Cyndi Lauper of “Happy Days/Get Happy,” made famous by Barbra Streisand and Judy Garland.

The nominees for the MTV Movie Awards have been announced, and it »

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'Spinal Tap' Cast: Where Are They Now? (Photos)

1 March 2014 7:00 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

When "This Is Spinal Tap" opened on March 2, 1984, it made a modest $4.7 million, but the cast and crew behind this "rockumentary" likely had no idea what an oft-quoted, cultural touchstone it would become. ("This one goes to 11.")

At the time, maybe the send-up of big-hair heavy metal bands was too close to reality, and many moviegoers thought Spinal Tap was a real band. Actually, the film did have a soundtrack (with such classics as "Sex Farm Woman") since the comic geniuses of Spinal Tap wrote and performed their own songs. They even took the group on the road in 2009 for the film's 25th anniversary and even opened up for themselves as their other musical persona, The Folksmen from Spinal Tap's folk sequel of sorts, "A Mighty Wind."

The clueless hard rockers -- Michael McKean (as lead singer David St. Hubbins), Christopher Guest (as tongue-flicking guitarist Nigel Tufnel) and Harry Shearer »

- Sharon Knolle

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Hey, Toronto! Indulge In Some Misery On The Big Screen!

28 February 2014 1:00 PM, PST | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Hey, Toronto! Kathy Bates is going to make audience members at the Tiff Bell Lightbox squirm tomorrow as the Twitch presented Stephen King retrospective Kingdom Of Fear continues with a big screen showing of Rob Reiner's classic take on Misery.When famed potboiler novelist Paul Sheldon (James Caan) is badly injured in a car accident during a snowstorm, he is rescued by local nurse -- and Sheldon's self-professed "number-one fan" -- Annie Wilkes (Kathy Bates), who is thrilled to discover that she is tending to her literary idol in her remote Colorado cottage. But when Annie discovers that Paul has killed off his much-loved main character Misery Chastain in his new novel, this seeming angel of mercy turns into a she-devil incarnate, as Annie uses all...

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Koch takes Zach Braff comedy

25 February 2014 2:11 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

UK distributor also takes Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton romcom And So It Goes… and zombie comedy Life After Beth.

Koch Media has secured a hat-trick of acquisitions for UK distribution, following thsi month’s Efm in Berlin, including Zac Braff comedy drama Wish I Was Here, Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton rom com And So It Goes…, and zombie comedy Life After Beth, headed by rising stars Dane DeHaan and Aubrey Plaza.

Koch will release all three titles in 2014.

Marking Zac Braff’s first film behind the camera since Garden State in 2004, Kickstarter-funded Wish I Was Here tells the story of a man in his 30s whose life has become directionless, but is forced to change drastically on learning of his father’s terminal cancer. Braff takes the lead role alongside Kate Hudson, Jim Parsons, Ashley Greene and Mandy Patinkin.

Wish I Was Here is produced by Stacey Sher and Michael Shamberg for Double Feature Films, with »

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

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Mindy Newell: Who’s The Real You When You’re Writing?

24 February 2014 5:01 AM, PST | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

“Whenever there is a decline of righteousness and rise of unrighteousness then I send forth Myself.”

—Lord Krishna to Prince Arjuna,The Bhagavadgita (Song of God)

Sanskrit in origin, and a central principle of the Hindu religion, an avatar is defined in the Merriam-Webster dictionary as “the incarnation of a deity in human or animal form to counteract an evil in the world.  A central principle of Hinduism, it usually refers to 10 appearances of Vishnu, including an incarnation as the Buddha Gautama and the Buddha yet to come, called Kalkin.”

In the 21st century, it has also come to mean that little picture that represents the user, blogger, columnist, commentator, gamer, or fan on the Internet, and (usually) will tell you something about that person, whether it is whom that user, blogger, columnist, commentator, gamer, or fan admires or identifies with, or even their sense of humor about themselves.  (See »

- Mindy Newell

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Oscars: Get to know a Best Picture nominee: “The Wolf of Wall Street”

22 February 2014 2:25 PM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Directed by: Martin Scorsese Written by: Terence Winter Main cast members: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Matthew McConaughey, Kyle Chandler, Rob Reiner, Jon Bernthal, Cristin Milioti, Jean Dujardin, P.J. Byrne, Jon Favreau, Christine Ebersole, Shea Whigham, and Joanna Lumley Number of Oscar nominations in total: 5 Other nominations besides Best Picture: Best Director (Scorsese), Best Actor (DiCaprio), Best Supporting Actor (Hill), and Best Adapted Screenplay (Winter) Notable precursor wins: Won Best Actor in a Comedy/Musical at the Golden Globe Awards, Won Best Actor in a Comedy at the Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards, and Won Best Adapted Screenplay from the National Board of Review Chances at winning Best Picture: Slim to none, quite frankly Chances at other Academy Award wins: A shutout is pretty likely, though DiCaprio has an outside chance to pull the upset in the Best Actor race Analysis Of Other Oscar Nominees: 12 Years a Slave, American Hustle, »

- Joey Magidson

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Blu-ray, DVD Release: The Wolf of Wall Street

19 February 2014 3:04 PM, PST | Disc Dish | See recent Disc Dish news »

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: March 25, 2014

Price: DVD $29.99, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $39.99

Studio: Paramount Studios Home Entertainment

Famed director Martin Scorsese (Hugo) exposes the corrupt underbelly of stockbrokers in The Wolf of Wall Street.

The biography movie stars Leonardo DiCaprio (Inception) as Jordan Belfort, the real-life stockbroker who built an empire of a company and made millions through crime and corruption.

Inspired by techniques learned from Mark Hanna (Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club), Belfort gets help from Donnie Azoff (Jonah Hill, Moneyball) and father Max Belfort (Rob Reiner, Flipped). But the FBI, in the form of Agent Patrick Denham (Kyle Chandler, Super 8), is out to bring them all down.

The R-rated film, which is based on the real Belfort’s book, also stars Jon Favreau (Iron Man 2), Margot Robbie (TV’s Pan Am), Shea Whigham (Take Shelter) and Joanna Lumley (TV’s Absolutely Fabulous) in a great performance as British Aunt Emma. »

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The Wolf of Wall Street Coming to Blu-ray and DVD March 25th

19 February 2014 12:48 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Legendary director Martin Scorsese delivers "another cinematic landmark" (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone) in the "madly entertaining" (Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter) masterpiece The Wolf of Wall Street, debuting on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and VOD March 25, 2014 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. The film arrives on Digital HD March 18. Nominated for five Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director (Martin Scorsese), Best Actor in a Leading Role (Leonardo DiCaprio), Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Jonah Hill) and Best Adapted Screenplay (Terence Winter), The Wolf of Wall Street has appeared on over 25 Top Ten lists including the AFI, the National Board of Review, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, New York Times, New York Daily News and The Hollywood Reporter.

Leonardo DiCaprio delivers "the best performance of his career" (Claudia Puig, USA Today) and earned a Golden Globe for his portrayal of a young stockbroker hungry for a life of non-stop thrills, where »

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The top 25 underappreciated films of 2009

19 February 2014 5:01 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Odd List Ryan Lambie Simon Brew 20 Feb 2014 - 05:40

The unloved films of 2009 provide the focus in our final list of the 2000s' overlooked greats...

The year 2009 will partly be remembered as the year Avatar dominating the box office, with audiences flocking to see James Cameron's leafy pulp epic in shimmering 3D. Making almost $2.8bn worldwide, Avatar was a true behemoth, besting Cameron's own Titanic as the highest-grossing film of all time (not adjusted for inflation) and hastening a rush of 3D films in the years that followed.

Films such as 2012, Sherlock Holmes and boozy comedy The Hangover were also among the top 10, but as always, some of the most memorable and individual films of the year were far from the most financially successful. So to round off our series of underrated flicks of the 2000s, here's our selection of 2009's overlooked films...

25. A Perfect Getaway

A really good, »

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