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Alloy Entertainment is developing Sisterhood Everlasting to follow the two previous motion pictures based on The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants novels from the New York Times best-selling author Ann Brashares, it was announced by Alloy President Leslie Morgenstein.
Liz Garcia (The Lifeguard, Cold Case, Dawson's Creek) will adapt the novel and Ken Kwapis, who directed the original film in 2005, will return to helm once again. Leslie Morgenstein, president of Alloy Entertainment, and Elysa Dutton, vice president of Alloy Features, will produce along with Christine Sacani.
Now ten years later, after the Sisterhood friends have grown apart, Tibby tries to bridge the distance in Sisterhood Everlasting by reuniting the girls for a trip that will change their lives forever.
Alloy, along with Alcon Entertainment, were responsible for the first two Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants films that starred Blake Lively, Alexis Bledel, America Ferrera and Amber Tamblyn. The first film »
The Paul Verhoeven filmography screens at the Tiff Bell Lightbox through April 4th, culminating in a screening of his new “crowdsourced” film, Tricked.
Common wisdom dictates that cynicism and sentimentality are carefully linked, if not outright synonymous. In filmic terms, the most comfortable formulation of that argument is to align, for instance, romantic comedies with socially-acceptable (and, often, utterly noxious) notions of gender politics. Through the deployment of relationships and character profiles that support popular notions of how women and men behave, these movies are able to exploit comfortable mores in order to mainline easy pathos. What’s less common is to consider how that relationship between affect and effect can be subverted, perhaps because it’s relatively rare for truly subversive artists to be handed the proverbial keys to the kingdom.
- Simon Howell
Directed by Paul Verhoeven
Based on a Philip K. Dick short story (We Can Remember It for You Wholesale), Total Recall is set in a futuristic society, where “it has become scientifically possible to implant fake memories into a person’s mind, while erasing their previous identity, thus creating a fictitious persona in such that the subject believes he or she is someone else.” The filmmakers took great liberty with the original story, but, luckily Dan O’Bannon and Ronald Shusett (respected writers of some of the greatest science fiction films), whipped up one of the best produced Hollywood screenplays of the 1990′s.
Arnold Schwarzenegger stars as Quaid, a 21st-century construction worker in 2084 who discovers that his entire memory of the past derives from a memory chip implanted in his brain. In seeking out the truth, he »
- Ricky da Conceição
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