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19 items from 2016


San Sebastian unveils 2016 Spanish selection

22 hours ago | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Three Spanish titles will compete for this year’s Golden Shell.Scroll down for full line-up

This 64th San Sebastian Film Festival (Sept 16-24) has revealed the line-up of Spanish titles that will play across its sections.

There will be a total of 15 Spanish-produced films on show, including four shorts.

Competing for the Golden Shell – the festival’s top prize – will be Alberto Rodríguez’s El Hombre De Las Mil Caras (Smoke And Mirrors), Rodrigo Sorogoyen’s Que Dios Nos Perdone (May God Save Us) and Jonás Trueba’s La Reconquista (The Reconquest), all of which are world premieres.

Goya Award-winning director Alberto Rodríguez is nominated for his third Golden Shell following 2014’s Marshland and 2005’s 7 Virgins. El Hombre De Las Mil Caras (Smoke And Mirrors) [pictured top] tells the story of spy Fransisco Paesa.

Rodrigo Sorogoyen presents his third feature Que Dios Nos Perdone (May God Save Us) – following 2013’s Goya-nominated Stockholm – which tells the story of a detective »

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San Sebastian reveals 2016 Spanish selection

22 hours ago | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Three Spanish titles will compete for this year’s Golden Shell.Scroll down for full line-up

This 64th San Sebastian Film Festival (Sept 16-24) has revealed the line-up of Spanish titles that will play across its sections.

There will be a total of 15 Spanish-produced films on show, including four shorts.

Competing for the Golden Shell – the festival’s top prize – will be Alberto Rodríguez’s El Hombre De Las Mil Caras (Smoke And Mirrors), Rodrigo Sorogoyen’s Que Dios Nos Perdone (May God Save Us) and Jonás Trueba’s La Reconquista (The Reconquest), all of which are world premieres.

Goya Award-winning director Alberto Rodríguez is nominated for his third Golden Shell following 2014’s Marshland and 2005’s 7 Virgins. El Hombre De Las Mil Caras (Smoke And Mirrors) [pictured top] tells the story of spy Fransisco Paesa.

Rodrigo Sorogoyen presents his third feature Que Dios Nos Perdone (May God Save Us) – following 2013’s Goya-nominated Stockholm – which tells the story of a detective »

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The Dresser Review

30 May 2016 9:01 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

In this summer blockbuster season of franchise overkill and souped-up CGI decadence, it’s not hard to crave the more understated, yet still electric thrill that can be found in watching two performers encircle one another, building in intensity with every exchanged snatch of dialogue, exploring their respective ranges through mere interaction.

The Dresser, Starz’s stately entrance into the original filmmaking game, is an archetypal reminder of what makes those sorts of movies, when done right, so inherently cinematic. Two-handers are a classic of real, performance-driven entertainment, and with the starry one-two punch of Sirs Ian McKellen and Anthony Hopkins leading this latest take on the Ronald Harwood play, The Dresser goes for the theatric jugular early on, with an extended conversation between steadfast backstage assistant Norman (McKellen) and his boss’s quietly miserable wife (Emily Watson) that effortlessly lays out the main drama.

Norman is the long-suffering yet consummately devout attendant to “Sir, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Anthony Hopkins on ‘The Dresser,’ ‘Westworld’ and Why He Hates Car Chases

30 May 2016 7:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Anthony Hopkins famously walked away from stage work decades ago — but he finally returns (sort of) in Starz’s “The Dresser,” which premieres May 30. The TV movie is an adaptation of Ronald Harwood’s 1980 play set in World War II-era London about an aging actor, Sir (Hopkins), who’s struggling to prepare for his upcoming performance of King Lear. His ever-loyal dresser, Norman, played by Ian McKellen, pushes and prods him, along with a supporting cast of A-list British thesps (Emily Watson, Sarah Lancashire).

It’s ultimately a heartbreaking tale, says Hopkins. “Disappointment, loss, love that’s never fulfilled itself. And drudgery of just going on and on.” In the end, he calls his character “just a lonely, misguided old man.”

Why did you decide to take on this project?

I’d seen Freddie Jones and Tom Courtenay doing it on stage many years ago. Wonderful performances. And then I’d seen the film. »

- Debra Birnbaum

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TV Review: ‘The Dresser’

25 May 2016 11:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Actors are not like everyone else, and that assessment is both a compliment and a diagnosis in “The Dresser,” a play by Ronald Harwood that has been turned into a claustrophobic but ultimately affecting TV movie starring Ian McKellen and Anthony Hopkins.

The setting will be familiar to those who’ve seen the play or the 1983 Peter Yates film based on it. In a provincial dressing room during WWII, an aging actor-manager known only as Sir (Hopkins) prepares to play King Lear, but it’s an understatement to say he has trouble focusing on his upcoming performance, or anything else, for that matter. He is eventually propelled into work mode by the sheer force of will of his dresser, Norman (McKellen).

Is Sir mentally or physically ill, or has he begun to slip into dementia? The parallels between the character and Lear are many, and the premise supports plenty of different readings. »

- Maureen Ryan

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Lars Von Trier's Bad Girls of Cannes

12 May 2016 4:24 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

It's Girls Gone Wild this month at The Film Experience. To coincide with the ongoing Cannes Film Festival, here's Chris on von Trier's wild women from Cannes past.

We miss you, Lars!

It's been five years since reigning Cannes bad boy Lars von Trier debuted a film at the festival - practically eons by the festival's standards for their many favorite auteurs. But he lost their favor for his glib Hitler comments during Melancholia's Croisette visit. The resulting Persona Non Grata Status has left us too long without a Cannes Von Trier (Anti)Heroine. Some call him a misogynist, but the provocateur has consistently given us fully-faceted women fighting against circumstance however they must. Let's take a look at their bad behavior:

Emily Watson as Bess - Breaking the Waves

How Bad?: 7/10 - Lots and lots of self-flagellating sex with strangers. Bess puts herself in increasing dangerous situations »

- Chris Feil

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Clay Epstein launches Film Mode Entertainment

6 May 2016 2:37 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: The industry veteran heads to Cannes with his new worldwide sales and production venture and a fresh slate of titles to woo buyers.

Epstein, a former Screen International Future Leader who most recently served at svp of sales and acquisitions at Arclight Films, will aim at commercially driven films of all genres and budget sizes and will board at any stage of the process, often as executive producer.

The Croisette sales slate is led by Angel Makers in partnership with Arclight Films. Jon Amiel will direct Christina Hendricks and Emily Watson in the rom-com about a group of English women who fall for Wwi German Pow’s.

Alaska-set survival thriller Sugar Mountain stars Jason Momoa, socially conscious drama Little Pink House features Catherine Keener, and SXSW thriller The Waiting stars James Caan.

Beverly Hills-based Film Mode aims to present 10-15 theatrical titles a year and plans to build out the business to London, New York and »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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What's New on Netflix, TV, Digital, and DVD/Blu-ray This Week: April 18-24

18 April 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's new on Netflix and TV, we've got you covered.

New on DVD and Blu-ray

"The Revenant"

Leo's ready to come home with you this week. Leonardo DiCaprio had a bear of a time making this historical drama, but he won his first Oscar for it, and Alejandro Inarritu won his second in a row for directing. "The Revenant," which also picked up an Oscar for Cinematography, is finally out on DVD/Blu-ray on April 19. Blu-ray extras include "A World Unseen," a documentary of "The Revenant."

"The Lady in the Van"

Maggie Smith plays Miss Shepherd in this British dramedy based on the true story of an eccentric elderly woman who "temporarily" parks her van in Alan Bennett's driveway and proceeds to live there for 15 years. The critically acclaimed film, based on Bennett's memoir, »

- Gina Carbone

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'Bridget Jones's Diary': 10 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About the Hit Comedy

12 April 2016 7:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Hard to believe it's been 15 years since "Bridget Jones's Diary" surprised the world with blue soup, ugly Christmas sweaters, an unexpectedly funny Colin Firth, a shockingly nasty Hugh Grant, and a stunningly perfect English accent emerging from Texan Renée Zellweger.

Since the film adaptation of Helen Fielding's novel hit these shores on April 13, 2001, the awkward but lovable "singleton" heroine has been a worldwide favorite, spawning a 2004 sequel and a long-awaited third installment, "Bridget Jones's Baby," finally due for delivery this fall. To celebrate the film's 15th anniversary this week, here are some behind-the-scenes facts you need to know.

1. Helen Fielding's worldwide bestseller started out as a series of columns in Britain's Independent newspaper that loosely fictionalized the romantic misadventures of Fielding and her thirtysomething pals. Fielding acknowledged that she lifted her storyline from "Pride and Prejudice." "Jane Austen's plots are very good and have been market researched »

- Gary Susman

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Trailer: McKellen, Hopkins In "The Dresser"

24 March 2016 9:02 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Starz has debuted the first trailer for "The Dresser," its upcoming telemovie adaptation of Ronald Harwood's acclaimed play which will premiere on the cable network on May 30th.

Richard Eyre ("Notes on a Scandal," "Iris") directs and Anthony Hopkins and Ian McKellen star in the film which is set on one night in a small regional theatre during World War II as a troupe of touring actors stage a production of Shakespeare's "King Lear".

With the curtain call coming and the leading man nowhere to be found, it's up to his dresser to keep the production alive. Emily Watson, Sarah Lancashire, Edward Fox and Vanessa Kirby also star.

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- Garth Franklin

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Little Boy movie review: faith-based bomb

9 March 2016 3:47 AM, PST | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

A shamefully miscalculated tale of whimsy and come-to-Jesus inspiration with a bizarrely inappropriate haze of Norman Rockwell-esque nostalgia. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): not a fan of “faith-based” movies

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

In a seaside town “like you see in postcards” in 1940s California, eight-year-old Pepper Flynt Busbee (Jakob Salvati: Escape from Tomorrow) is sad, because his best friend — his father (Michael Rapaport: The Heat, Hitch) — has gone off to fight against the Japs in the Pacific. Mom (Emily Watson: Everest, A Royal Night Out) was always the one to bring the two buddies back down to Earth from their pretend adventures, but she cannot stop Pepper now: he has been convinced by comic-book and movie-serial hero Ben Eagle the Magician (Ben Chaplin: Cinderella, War Book) and local priest Father Oliver (Tom Wilkinson: Unfinished Business, »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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Super Bowl Weekend Preview: 'Panda 3' Over 'Hail, Caesar!', 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies' & 'The Choice'

4 February 2016 10:14 AM, PST | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

It's Super Bowl weekend and some segments of the box office are likely to take a bigger hit than others. Last weekend's #1 film, Kung Fu Panda 3, won't be affected as much thanks to it being a family film, but adult-targeted features will be more susceptible. One such film is the new movie from the Coen brothers, Hail, Caesar!, which is hitting theaters alongside the period horror Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and The Choice, which looks to become the lowest grossing opener for a film based on a Nicholas Sparks novel. Overall, the top twelve is looking to finish around $100 million, down $36 million from the same weekend last year, though about $16 million ahead of 2015's Super Bowl weekend. Kung Fu Panda 3 will finish #1 for the second weekend in a row, dropping around 40-44%, bringing in around $23-25 million. Last year, after its $52.1 million opening, Home dropped 48.2% and »

- Brad Brevet <mail@boxofficemojo.com>

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Everest Blu-ray Giveaway

29 January 2016 1:00 PM, PST | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

CinemaNerdz is proud to offer our readers a chance to win one of four Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD/Ultra-Violet Combo copies of Everest starring Jason Clarke Michael Kelly, Sam Worthington, Martin Henderson, Tom Goodman Hill, John Hawkes, Keira Knightley, Jake Gyllenhaal, Emily Watson, and Josh Brolin.

For your chance to win one of the discs, just look for the “giveaway” box further down on this page. There you’ll be directed to a variety of methods by which you can enter the contest. You’ll be asked to provide a valid email address, visit (don’t forget to like us) on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter, and Tweet the contest. That’s it! That’s all you have to do to enter. We’ll contact you to let you know if you’ve won one of the Everest Blu-rays. But hurry, because the contest ends at 12:00Am on Saturday, »

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Giveaway: Win Baltasar Kormákur’s ‘Everest’ on Blu-ray

20 January 2016 1:21 PM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Arriving on Blu-ray this week is Baltasar Kormákur‘s adventure drama Everest, starring Josh Brolin, Jake Gyllenhaal, Jason Clarke, and many more. We’ve teamed with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment to give away one (1) Blu-ray of the film and a promotional Everest carabiner. See how to enter below and all entries must be received by 11:59 Pm Est on Wednesday, January 27th.

To enter, do the first two steps and then 3 and 4 each count as an entry into the contest.

1. Like The Film Stage on Facebook

2. Follow The Film Stage on Twitter

Follow @TheFilmStage

3. Comment in the box on Facebook with your favorite nature drama.

What's your favorite nature drama?Comment below for a chance to win Everest on Blu-ray. See more details: http://bit.ly/1PFPXXq

Posted by The Film Stage on Wednesday, January 20, 2016

4. Retweet the following tweet:

We're giving away 'Everest' on Blu-ray. Rt and follow us to enter. »

- TFS Staff

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Giveaway – Win A Copy Of Everest On Blu-ray/DVD

19 January 2016 11:46 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Unbridled ambition, a ferocious storm, and the limits of human endurance collide at the top of the world in the white-knuckle adventure Everest, coming to Digital HD on December 22, 2015, and 3D Blu-ray™, Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand on January 19, 2016, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

Following a pair of expeditions to the highest point – and most dangerous place – on Earth, Everest captures the brutal majesty of the deadly peak, and the boundless courage required to conquer it, with breathtaking cinematography and spectacular storytelling. Exclusive extras make Everest a can’t-miss, must-own event, bringing viewers behind-the-scenes for a look at the making of the film, as well as astonishing insights about the real-life 1996 summit attempt that inspired it.

Wamg is giving away copies of the film to celebrate the Blu-ray/DVD release.

Enter Your Name And E-mail In Our Comments Section Below. We Will Contact You If You Are A Winner. »

- Movie Geeks

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Everest Blu-ray Review

19 January 2016 9:45 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Baltasar Kormakur

Starring: Jason ClarkeNaoko Mori, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Keira Knightley, Robin WrightEmily Watson, Michael Kelly, Sam Worthington, Jake Gyllenhaal

Special Features: Race to the Summit: The Making of Everest, Aspiring to Authenticity: The Real Story, A Mountain of Work: Recreating Everest, Learning to Climb: The Actor’s Journey

Real-life recreations are most definitely in favour at the moment and human survival stories are always a smart choice, so can Everest climb the metaphorical mountain of interest? Well, it definitely gives us a strong, believable visual representation of the both the glory and misery of the mighty peak but, most importantly, presents its lead characters as real, every-day people, which is exactly who they were at the moment all that comes occurred.

The film follows two specific expeditions from the bottom to the top and although isn’t a exact real-telling of the 1996 climb, if »

- Dan Bullock

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What's New on TV, Netflix Streaming, Digital, and DVD/Blu-ray This Week: January 18-24

18 January 2016 1:15 PM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's streaming on Netflix, we've got you covered.

New on DVD and Blu-ray

"Straight Outta Compton" Yeah, the Oscars snubbed it for major awards, but who cares what the "Academy" thinks? Bye, Felicia! Critics and audiences loved this bio-drama about the creation of N.W.A., and it's available on Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand January 19. The Blu-ray (and Digital HD, which is already out) includes the Unrated Director's Cut, with 20 additional minutes of the film. Bonus features exclusive to Blu-ray include deleted scenes, feature commentary with director/producer F. Gary Gray, and several behind-the-scenes featurettes on the making of the film.

"Everest"

"Everest," which documents two different expeditions challenged by one of the fiercest snowstorms encountered by man, is out on Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand January 19. The film's all-star cast includes Jake Gyllenhaal, Keira Knightley, »

- Gina Carbone

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Blu-Ray Giveaway: ‘Everest’

17 January 2016 9:17 PM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

It’s one of the most dangerous climbs in the world.

Based off of true events, “Everest” is about two expeditions who were trapped in a massive snowstorm during the descent from the peak of Mount Everest. They were challenged by the harshest conditions of blistering winds and freezing temperatures in order to survive this natural danger.

The film stars Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Sam Worthington, Emily Watson, Keira Knightley and Jake Gyllenhaal.

Latino-Review has a Blu-ray combo pack of the film and a limited edition Everest carabiner to give away to one lucky random reader.

For this giveaway, e-mail myself at gigpatta@aol.com with the subject line as “Everest Giveaway.” One random reader will receive the movie on Blu-ray and a limited edition Everest carabiner by mail.

Please don’t forget to include your full name, address and phone number in your e-mail. The giveaway is »

- Gig Patta

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Everest 3-D

12 January 2016 10:21 AM, PST | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

At last, an adventure movie that does without action-epic superhero Bs. It's simply You Are There with a dozen likeable, determined climbers coping with calamity in a place that, for all the help that can be sent, 'might as well be on the moon.' The excellent depth effects all but nail us to the screen. Everest Blu-ray + DVD Universal Studios Home Entertainment 2015 / Color / 2:40 widescreen / 121 min. / Street Date January 19, 2016 / 49.98 Starring Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, Keira Knightley, Jake Gyllenhaal, Robin Wright, Martin Henderson, John Hawkes, Naoko Mori, Michael Kelly, Emily Watson, Sam Worthington. Cinematography Salvatore Totino Film Editor Mick Audsley Original Music Dario Marianelli Written by William Nicholson, Simon Beaufroy Produced by Nicky Kentish Barnes, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Baltasar Kormákur, Brian Oliver, Tyler Thompson. Directed by Baltasar Kormákur

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

I've heard no Oscar buzz surrounding Baltasar Kormákur's Everest, which makes sense. It isn't the kind of movie that courts awards, »

- Glenn Erickson

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