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An iconoclast in the worlds of independent film and journalism who embodied — and celibrated — Texas individualism, Carson died October 20 in Dallas following a long battle with osteoporosis and other illnesses. He was 73.
A Dallas native whose career took him to Austin, Houston, New York, Los Angeles and many places far afield and in between, Lewis Minor Carson was best known as co-author with Sam Shepard of the Wim Wenders film Paris, Texas (Carson’s official credit was for “adaptation”), which won the Palme d’Or at Cannes in 1984. Known universally as Kit, after his Texas Ranger grandfather, he is credited with helping create the”mockumentary” genre for writing and playing the title role in David Holtzman’s Diary, the Jim McBride film about a navel-gazer who decides to film every moment of his unmomentous life. The 1967 film anticipated such disparate touchstones as the film This Is Spinal Tap and the »
- Jeremy Gerard
To infinity and beyond goes “Interstellar,” an exhilarating slalom through the wormholes of Christopher Nolan’s vast imagination that is at once a science-geek fever dream and a formidable consideration of what makes us human. As visually and conceptually audacious as anything Nolan has yet done, the director’s ninth feature also proves more emotionally accessible than his coolly cerebral thrillers and Batman movies, touching on such eternal themes as the sacrifices parents make for their children (and vice versa) and the world we will leave for the next generation to inherit. An enormous undertaking that, like all the director’s best work, manages to feel handcrafted and intensely personal, “Interstellar” reaffirms Nolan as the premier big-canvas storyteller of his generation, more than earning its place alongside “The Wizard of Oz,” “2001,” “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” and “Gravity” in the canon of Hollywood’s visionary sci-fi head trips. Global »
- Scott Foundas
ABC has given extra episode orders for its various series. Comedies "The Goldbergs," "Black-ish," "Modern Family" and "The Middle" are all set to get two additional episodes each, bringing their counts up to 24 episodes.
On the drama side "Grey’s Anatomy" gets two additional episodes which brings its total to 24. "Castle" and "Once Upon a Time" both get one additional episode to bring their totals to 23, while "Resurrection" gets an additional episode for a total of 14. [Source: Variety]
Netflix has announced a March 2015 premiere date for its original drama series "Bloodline". All thirteen episodes will be made available simultaneously in all the streaming service's territories at that time, whilst a vague teaser trailer is now available on Netflix's Youtube Channel.
Much of the team behind "Damages" are behind this Florida Keys-set drama about a family of four adult siblings whose secrets and scars are revealed when their black sheep brother returns home. »
- Garth Franklin
While Netflix has established itself as the destination for people looking to begin or catch up on numerous tv shows, the company has also found recent success with its own original programming, with shows such as Orange is the New Black and BoJack Horseman garnering critical and commercial acclaim. Alongside numerous Marvel-related shows currently in production, the company also has an upcoming series from the team of Daniel Zelman, Glenn Kessler, and Todd A. Kessler. The trio is best known for creating the legal thriller Damages, and details on the new show had been previously kept under wraps, with the only knowledge about the story coming in the show synopsis, which declared it to be about “A family of adult siblings whose secrets and scars are revealed when their black sheep brother returns home”. The show, however, has assembled a cast that includes Sissy Spacek, Sam Shepard, Kyle Chandler, Linda Cardellini, »
- Deepayan Sengupta
Netflix will launch a new original series in March 2015, the streaming leader announced Thursday. See photos: TheGrill's Speakers Exclusive Portraits (Photos) Set in the Florida keys, “Bloodline” will depict a family of four adult siblings battling demons from the past after a black sheep brother returns home. Also read: Netflix Picks Up Bill Burr, Laura Dern and Justin Long Animated Comedy Series ‘F Is for Family’ Created and executive produced by Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman and Glenn Kessler, the 13-episode season stars: Kyle Chandler (“Friday Night Lights”), Ben Mendelsohn (“The Dark Knight Rises”), Linda Cardellini (“Mad Men”), Sam Shepard (“The Right Stuff”), Sissy. »
- Jordan Chariton
Up until now, there was a thick and eerie veil of mystery wrapped around Netflix’s latest original show, Bloodline. The maritime drama is due to join the service’s ever-expanding lineup of exclusives in March of next year and, thanks to all-to-brief teaser, we’ve learned a bit more of the show’s ominous tone.
In truth, the thirty-second clip doesn’t reveal an awful lot in terms of story — though we understand that it will primarily centre around an everyday family. Following the return of their wayward brother, the supposedly close-knit family call their ties into question, but it seems Bloodline will go much further than mood swings and petty sibling rivalry.
Currently, Netflix has scheduled one season of the family drama which will, like the other shows aboard its acclaimed roster, run for thirteen episodes, with each one debuting simultaneously in March of next year.
Bloodline is »
- Michael Briers
Netflix has released a teaser trailer for their upcoming original series Bloodline. Per the logline, "Set in the Florida Keys, Bloodline centers on a close-knit family of four adult siblings whose secrets and scars are revealed when their black sheep brother returns home." That's a solid premise, but it becomes a must-see when you have a cast that includes Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn, Linda Cardellini, Sam Shepard, and Sissy Spacek. This teaser trailer is incredibly brief, but it immediately conveys the show's presumably dark and brooding tone. Hit the jump to check out the Bloodline teaser trailer. The series will premiere all 13 episodes in March 2015. Via Netflix.
The post Bloodline Teaser Trailer: Netflix’s Upcoming Original Series Promises Darkness and Burning Boats appeared first on Collider. »
- Matt Goldberg
Netflix announced the premiere date for their upcoming original series, Bloodline, along with a teaser trailer, featuring a mysterious water-related incident—which seems to be a trend these days. All 13 episodes of the series will premiere in March 2015 in all Netflix territories. The show, created by the Damages trio of Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman, and Glen Kessler, stars Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn, Linda Cardellini, Sam Shepard, Sissy Spacek, Norbert Leo Butz, Jamie McShane, Jacinda Barrett, and Enrique Murciano. The logline for the show is just as vague as the teaser: "Set in the Florida Keys, Bloodline centers on a »
- Teresa Jue
Netflix announced the premiere date for their upcoming original series, Bloodline, along with a teaser trailer, featuring a mysterious water-related mystery—which seems to be a trend these days. All 13 episodes of the series will premiere in March 2015 in all Netflix territories. The show, created by the Damages trio of Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman, and Glen Kessler, stars Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn, Linda Cardellini, Sam Shepard, Sissy Spacek, Norbert Leo Butz, Jamie McShane, Jacinda Barrett, and Enrique Murciano. The logline for the show is just as vague as the teaser: "Set in the Florida Keys, Bloodline centers on a »
- Teresa Jue
Netflix announced new details on more original programming this morning. This time a series we already new was in the works, and has been since at least January, has been given a name, premiere month, and trailer. The series in question, "Bloodline," is created and executive produced by the people behind "Damages," namely Todd A Kessler, Daniel Zelman, and Glenn Kessler. We can expect to see all 13 episodes of "Bloodline" start streaming this coming March. Looking at the trailer, it is much more teaser than a full preview of what the show is about. It offers Kyle Chandler doing some voiceover, saying in a rather ominous tone, "We're not bad people… but we did a bad thing. " Certainly that is a relatively cryptic statement, but it is slightly—and only slightly—cleared up with the brief synopsis offered in Netflix's announcement today. They state, "Set in the Florida Keys, 'Bloodline' »
- Josh Lasser
The streaming giant on Thursday confirmed the 13-episode thriller’s title, Bloodline, and also released a haunting teaser trailer (see below) that hints at the show’s central mystery.
Created and exec-produced by Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman, and Glenn Kessler, the series is set in the Florida Keys and centers on a close-knit family of four adult siblings whose secrets and scars are revealed when their black sheep brother returns home.
In addition to Chandler, »
Misty Upham found dead in Seattle suburb (photo: Misty Upham and Juliette Lewis) Actress Misty Upham, who had gone missing since October 6, 2014, was found dead on Thursday, October 16, in a wooded area along the White River in suburban Seattle. The cause and time of death remain unclear. Best known for her roles in Frozen River, which earned her an Independent Spirit Award nomination, and August: Osage County, Upham was 32. According to a statement her father, Charles Upham, sent to media outlets, Misty Upham was last seen on October 5, walking from her sister's apartment in Muckleshoot, Washington. Her father added that she suffered from bipolar disorder and had bouts of depression and anxiety — she had gone missing in the past — but said he didn't believe she was suicidal. "The truth is Misty is not stressed over money or career. Her career is going great," he wrote last Sunday, October 12. "As her »
- Anna Robinson
On October 16, Misty Upham, a powerful force in each role she took on, was found dead after having been reported missing on October 6.
In Arnaud Desplechin's Jimmy P: Psychotherapy Of A Plains Indian, Misty Upham co-starred with Benicio Del Toro and Mathieu Amalric. In 2013, we saw her work with some of the best actors in film, including Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Julianne Nicholson, Juliette Lewis, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chris Cooper, Ewan McGregor, Margo Martindale and Sam Shepard.
I spoke with Arnaud Desplechin at last year's New York Film Festival where Jimmy P was screening in the main slate program. This evening, he sent Eye For Film the following tribute in remembrance of Misty Upham. (Scroll down for translation.)
Misty Upham as Jane with »
- Anne-Katrin Titze
A body found near the White River in Washington State has been identified as that of missing actress Misty Upham, police said today. The actress, who recently appeared in August: Osage County, was reported missing by her family on October 6.
The body was discovered in a ravine by Upham's friends and relatives who had been searching the area since she disappeared. She had recently been caring for her father, who is recovering from a stroke, and is believed to have been experiencing severe emotional problems.
As well as her appearance in August: Osage County, Upham is known for her work in Django Unchained, Jimmy P: Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian (where she starred opposite Benicio Del Toro), and Frozen River, for which she received multiple award nominations.
When Eye For Film's »
- Jennie Kermode and Anne-Katrin Titze
Ahead of its home entertainment release this coming Monday, we’ve got a batch of exclusive posters for director Jim Mickle’s gripping noir thriller Cold in July, which stars Michael C. Hall (Dexter), Sam Shepard (The Right Stuff) and Don Johnson (Miami Vice)…
How can a split-second decision change your life? While investigating noises in his house one balmy Texas night in 1989, Richard Dane (Michael C. Hall) puts a bullet in the brain of lowlife burglar Freddy. Although he s hailed as a small-town hero, Richard soon finds himself fearing for his family s safety when Freddy s ex-con father, Ben (Sam Shepard) rolls into town, hell-bent on revenge. But not all is as it seems in this seemingly peaceful community, and soon Richard s life begins to unravel into a dark underworld of corruption and violence that will pit him against the most unlikely of foes.
Cold In July is available on DVD, »
- Gary Collinson
Director Jim Mickle’s fourth feature film, Cold in July, is an adaptation of a novel by Joe R. Landsale, set in the particular, simpler landscape of 1989 East Texas. It’s also Mickle’s most accomplished and promising work to date, as it shows the director moving away from the genre hybrids he’s come to be known for, specifically the vampire apocalypse comedy Stakeland (2010) and his remake of Jorge Michel Grau’s We Are What We Are (2013). While those films struggled with consistency and tone, often faltering irreparably under the weight of their derivative natures, Mickle’s latest is a mixture of scaled back flourishes and makes for a cold, mean, vicious neo-noir. The film certainly deserved more attention after critical praise following the Sundance Film Festival premiere, followed by an invite to play at Cannes and then a muted theatrical release in the Us. But its eventual destiny »
- Nicholas Bell
The English-language pic, a reflection on inmortality, is set in 2074, when for the first time in history, a medical corporation succeeds in reviving a man cryogenized 60 years ago.
“Lazarus” is one of a clutch of new pre-buys unveiled by Tve, the TV division of Spanish pubcaster Rtve, at a press conference Friday at the San Sebastian Film Festival.
Further pre-buys include Julio Medem’s “Ma Ma,” co-produced by Morena Films and Penelope Cruz, who also stars alongside Luis Tosar, and Cesc Gay’s comedy “Truman,” with Ricardo Darin and Javier Camara.
As part of its commitment with Spanish film and TV industry, »
- John Hopewell
Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Sept. 30, 2014
Price: DVD $24.98, Blu-ray $29.98
While investigating noises in his house one balmy Texas night in 1989, Richard Dane (Hall) puts a bullet in the brain of lowlife burglar Freddy. Although he’s hailed as a small-town hero, Richard soon finds himself fearing for his family’s safety when Freddy’s ex-con father, Ben (Shepard), rolls into town, hell-bent on revenge. But not all is as it seems in this seemingly peaceful community, and soon Richard’s life begins to unravel into a dark underworld of corruption and violence that will pit him against the most unlikely of foes. »
The Climate Was Changing: Warchus Revisits 80s Set Instance of Activism
British director Matthew Warchus first appeared in 1999 with his directorial debut, Simpatico, based on the Sam Shepard play. While it received a rather underwhelming response despite starring Jeff Bridges, Nick Nolte and a supporting Sharon Stone, Warchus has been off the map for the past fifteen years until Pride. An insightful screenplay from first time writer Stephen Beresford is the first of many surprises in this well performed resuscitation of the 1984 UK mining strike, which examines the possibilities of tolerance and supporting those in need of assistance. Though its tale may seem merely a footnote in the long haul toward Lgbt equality, Warchus has concocted a relatable film meant to cross boundaries and audiences, and thankfully isn’t shackled down by its own good intentions.
In 1984 Britain, the National Union of Mineworkers called a series of strikes that crippled the government. »
- Nicholas Bell
Arguably the biggest success story to come out of this year's Sundance Film Festival was the breakthrough for director Damien Chazelle for his debut feature Whiplash. The intense drama has received plenty of critical acclaim and earned both the Audience Award and the Grand Jury Prize. It remains to be seen if this movie will be able to power through to awards season (Sony Pictures Classics should at least push J.K. Simmons for Best Supporting Actor), but it's definitely put Chazelle on the map. Although his next feature will be the musical La La Land with Miles Teller and Emma Watson, he's going to be taking a giant leap with his follow-up: First Man, a biopic about Neil Armstrong. Hit the jump for more. According to THR, screenwriter Josh Singer (The Fifth Estate) is set to pen the screenplay, which will be based James Hansen's book First Man: A Life of Neil A. »
- Matt Goldberg
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