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The Criterion Collection Announces July Titles, Six Jacques Demy Films Included

16 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Criterion Collection has revealed the films that will be released as part of their July lineup, including six films by French New Wave genius Jacques Demy, David Cronenberg's thriller "Scanners" and the 1983 Best Picture nominee "The Big Chill."  Check out the full list of films Criterion is releasing in July along with some perks (descriptions provided by The Criterion Collection): Picnic At Hanging Rock (1975) 2-dvd Edition This sensual and striking chronicle of a disappearance and its aftermath put director Peter Weir ("The Truman Show") on the map and helped usher in a new era of Australian cinema. Set at the turn of the twentieth century, "Picnic at Hanging Rock" concerns a small group of students from an all-female college and a chaperone, who vanish while on a St. Valentine’s Day outing. Less a mystery than a journey into the mystic, as well as an inquiry into »

- Eric Eidelstein

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Top 5: Draft Day, Early Reactions to The Amazing Spider-man 2, Colbert Replacing Letterman, Drew Goddard Directing The Sinister Six, Street Fighter: Assassin’S Fist

12 April 2014 1:23 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

For the first time that I can remember since I started writing for Collider in 2010, director Peter Weir's The Truman Show made headlines this week when we learned that Paramount is developing a TV series adaptation of the film. While I won't waste any space today discussing my feelings on the adaptation (mostly because there aren't any real details to dissect as of now), I will absolutely take this opportunity to talk about my adoration of the film. The Truman Show ranks among my all-time favorites with ease and, if pressed to name a lone favorite, it would likely make that cut too. I actually didn't watch it until my second year of college, circa 2007, but I credit that first viewing as a benchmark cinematic experience for me; one that helped me begin to understand the impact that a movie could have on a person's outlook and perception of the world around them. »

- Jason Barr

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The Truman Show is Being Adapted for TV

10 April 2014 8:12 AM, PDT | Beyond Hollywood | See recent Beyond Hollywood news »

Director Peter Weir and writer Andrew Niccol’s trippy 1998 movie “The Truman Show” was way ahead of its time, but TV’s since caught up with a few billion “reality” TV shows starring the fakest people you’ll ever find on TV or, indeed, anywhere on this planet. (How many “Real Housewives” show are there now? 56?) Paramount TV has announced that they’re developing a new series based on “The Truman Show,” which originally starred Jim Carrey (in a comical, but also serious turn) as a man whose entire life is a scripted “reality” TV show being broadcast for the amusement of the world. The only catch? Carrey’s character, Truman Burbank, doesn’t know it. There’s no word about how Paramount will do this, or who will be involved. The mention of a possible show based on “The Truman Show” movie was just a small blip in an article by The Wrap. »

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Paramount developing new TV series based on Jim Carrey's The Truman Show

10 April 2014 1:51 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Good morning, and in case I don't see ya, good afternoon, good evening, and good night! Paramount is working on a new Terminator television series, but apparently the studio is also developing another new show with ties to a feature film. According to an article at The Wrap on the studio's new television executives, Paramount is interested in adapting 1998's The Truman Show into a TV series. The Peter Weir film starred Jim Carrey as Truman Burbank, a man who at »

- Jesse Giroux

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The Truman Show heading for television

9 April 2014 10:44 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

News Simon Brew 10 Apr 2014 - 06:44

A television take on The Truman Show is being developed by Paramount...

There's something strangely appropriate about this one: Paramount TV is pushing ahead with a small screen version of The Truman Show.

Peter Weir's 1998 classic gave Jim Carrey a big hit in a straighter role than we were used to seeing him in at the time. What's particularly staggering about the film though is just how prescient it's proven to be. A decade on from The Truman Show, and what it was portraying on screen was no science fiction, thanks to the prevalence of Big Brother and assorted knock-offs on television. We looked back at The Truman Show in more detail here. 

The new version of The Truman Show is still very much in its early days, and it's going to be interesting to see what approach it takes. Positioning a new »

- simonbrew

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Ready For The Truman Show TV Series?

9 April 2014 2:43 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Ahead of its time in predicting reality TV (while cranking the concept up to a fantastical, satirical level at the same time), 1998’s The Truman Show posited a world where a series could be built around one unsuspecting person, whose entire existence was a fabrication and whose life was watched by millions. Paramount thinks the concept might work as a show itself and has the idea in development.Peter Weir’s film, which starred Jim Carrey as living subject Truman Burbank, featured screenwriter Andrew Niccol on sharp form as the story explored what would happen if Truman suddenly found out that his life was a lie.It was a compelling concept for a film, but it was also such a well-contained and well-executed story that you do wonder what angle a series could take. No details have been released about the potential telly version, though there is scope for a »

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‘The Truman Show’ Returns as TV Series – Will You Watch?

9 April 2014 2:39 PM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

It might have failed to turn three Academy Award nominations into wins, but The Truman Show remains a fan-favorite staple of late 90s cinema. Fifteen years after it was up for Best Director (Peter Weir), Best Supporting Actor (Ed Harris), and Best Original Screenplay (Andrew Niccol) in the 71st annual Oscars race, among countless other award nominations (and several wins), the dramedy film continues to spur new discussions and interpretations – especially as our culture has become increasingly obsessed with social network over-sharing.

Hackers tap webcams and search our e-mails, burglars monitor Four Square for local marks on vacation, and impressionable teenagers send scandalous pictures to one another ...

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'The Truman Show' and 'Narc' TV Series in Development at Paramount

9 April 2014 2:24 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Paramount unveiled the first development slate for their new TV division, which includes TV adaptations of the 1998 drama The Truman Show and the 2003 thriller Narc.

Jim Carrey starred in director Peter Weir's The Truman Show, which centered on a man who is unaware that his entire life is being recorded live for a massive reality television show. Everyone in his life, from his wife (Laura Linney) to his best friend (Noah Emmerich) are hired actors playing their part in a state-of-the-art studio that encompasses the fictional town of Seahaven. No details were given for the series, except that it will be a re-imagining of the film. It isn't known if director Peter Weir or screenwriter Andrew Niccol will be involved in any capacity.

Narc director Joe Carnahan will write and direct the pilot episode for this new series based on his crime thriller, which starred Jason Patric as a »

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TV Series Based On 'The Truman Show' In Development At Paramount

9 April 2014 1:30 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Because we don't already live in a world where reality TV makes voyeurs of us all, as we watch people who know we are watching them, Paramount TV has decided to kick things up a notch. Buried in a piece at The Wrap about the studio's executive television team was this little nugget: "[Paramount] is developing a drama series inspired by Caleb Carr’s novel 'The Alienist,' a limited series based on A. Scott Berg’s biography of Charles Lindbergh, as well as series inspired by 'Terminator' and 'The Truman Show.' " Okay, "The Terminator" TV series—that will tie into the upcoming reboot—we already knew about, but "The Truman Show" is definitely something new. As you know, the 1998 Peter Weir film starred Jim Carrey as a seemingly ordinary guy with an ordinary life who discovers his entire existence has been fodder for a TV show. It's a pretty solid movie, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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TV Series Based On 'The Truman Show' In Development At Paramount

9 April 2014 1:30 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Because we don't already live in a world where reality TV makes voyeurs of us all, as we watch people who know we are watching them, Paramount TV has decided to kick things up a notch. Buried in a piece at The Wrap about the studio's executive television team was this little nugget: "[Paramount] is developing a drama series inspired by Caleb Carr’s novel 'The Alienist,' a limited series based on A. Scott Berg’s biography of Charles Lindbergh, as well as series inspired by 'Terminator' and 'The Truman Show.' " Okay, "The Terminator" TV series—that will tie into the upcoming reboot—we already knew about, but "The Truman Show" is definitely something new. As you know, the 1998 Peter Weir film starred Jim Carrey as a seemingly ordinary guy with an ordinary life who discovers his entire existence has been fodder for a TV show. It's a pretty solid movie, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Paramount Developing ‘Truman Show’ TV Series

9 April 2014 12:30 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

When The Truman Show was released in 1998 it was hardly the first time we’d seen the concept, in which a man discovers that his entire life is a television show designed to entertain the masses. Similar concepts had been explored in various sci-fi stories, but Peter Weir’s film starring Jim Carrey added a particular […]

The post Paramount Developing ‘Truman Show’ TV Series appeared first on /Film. »

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Paramount Developing The Truman Show TV Series

9 April 2014 12:11 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

How does one turn a movie about a reality TV show into a scripted TV show?  That’s the question on Paramount’s brain, as word comes that the studio is developing a TV series adaptation of the 1998 film The Truman Show.  Directed by Peter Weir from a brilliant script by Andrew Niccol, the pic stars Jim Carrey as a man who begins to realize that his entire life has been/is being filmed as part of a reality television show.  It’s an excellent film that turned out to be quite prescient about the future state of entertainment, but it has a very definitive beginning, middle, and end.  Regardless, a TV series adaptation is in the works. Hit the jump for more on the proposed The Truman Show TV series News of the proposed television endeavor comes courtesy of The Wrap, which adds little more than the simple fact »

- Adam Chitwood

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The Truman Show is Headed to Television

9 April 2014 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

Peter Weir's 1998 comedy-drama The Truman Show is heading to the small screen. TheWrap reports that the property is being developed by Paramount's new television division, Paramount TV, which just hired Jason Fisher as head of production. Jim Carrey starred in the original film, which was scripted by Andrew Niccol ( Gattaca , In Time ). It follows the life of Jim Carrey's Truman Burbank, a man who, upon his birth, became the first child legally adopted by a corporation. He now lives his life in a state-of-the-art arcological dome that broadcasts his every waking moment. Truman, however, has no idea that he's the world's biggest television star. In many ways, television seems a logical place for "The Truman Show," although it remains to be seen exactly what »

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New Worlds episode 1 review

1 April 2014 11:04 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Review Louisa Mellor 1 Apr 2014 - 22:00

Peter Flannery's ambitious follow-up to The Devil's Whore gets off to an uneven but promising start...

This review contains spoilers.

“We’ve not forgotten the Devil’s Whore” said villainous Judge Jeffreys in a much-needed exposition scene in the New Worlds opener. With any luck, neither will have the viewers because tonight’s hour cut little slack for anyone dozing at the back.

More historical water had passed under the bridge between the 2008 Civil War drama and its follow-up than could comfortably fit onto a single context-setting slide, hence New Worlds providing three of them (a ‘previously on’ montage of the original’s knobbing and beheadings, while useful, wouldn’t really have been the done thing). Two decades of Restoration wig-wearing, colonisation and prole-subjugation had gone on since Angelica Fanshawe was left holding Edward Sexby’s baby at the end of The Devil’s Whore, »

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The Definitive Kubrickian Films: 10-1

31 March 2014 9:55 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

What’s difficult about making this list is finding a balance between a successful Kubrickian film that either predates or pays homage to Kubrick and, for lack of a better term, is a ripoff. Now that we’ve hit the apex, it’s clear that these are, regardless of influence, quality films. What sets them apart is their ability to evoke Kubrick’s greatness (or inspire it), while delivering a stand-alone masterpiece. If Kubrick took the helm for any of these films, the result wouldn’t delineate too much. Still. Kubrick is a genius because he always kept us guessing.

courtesy of theweeklings.com

10. Fitzcarraldo (1982)

Directed by Werner Herzog

What makes it Kubrickian? It’s a film about extreme obsession and the unreasonable lengths a man will go to when consumed by it. Fitzcarraldo is the story of Brian Sweeny “Fitzcarraldo” Fitzgerald (Klaus Kinski) and his entry into the rubber industry. »

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Trailers from Hell Looks at Peter Weir's 'The Year of Living Dangerously'

28 March 2014 8:45 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Warner Archive Week! concludes at Trailers from Hell, with director Karyn Kusama introducing "The Year of Living Dangerously."Peter Weir’s superb political thriller set against the upheaval of Sukarno’s Indonesia is suspenseful, smart and beautifully acted with top honors going to Linda Hunt’s gender-bending triumph as photo-journalist Billy Kwan who strikes the romantic sparks between the more conventional duo played by Mel Gibson and Sigourney Weaver. The title was Sukarno’s prophetic phrase for the year 1965. Filming in Manila was disrupted by death threats from Moslem radicals and most of the film was shot in Australia. Composer Maurice Jarre eschewed his typically epic orchestrations for a low key electronic score bolstered by ancient tribal instruments. »

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The Year of Living Dangerously

27 March 2014 10:00 PM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Peter Weir’s superb political thriller set against the upheaval of Sukarno’s Indonesia is suspenseful, smart and beautifully acted with top honors going to Linda Hunt’s gender-bending triumph as photo-journalist Billy Kwan who strikes the romantic sparks between the more conventional duo played by Mel Gibson and Sigourney Weaver. The title was Sukarno’s prophetic phrase for the year 1965. Filming in Manila was disrupted by death threats from Moslem radicals and most of the film was shot in Australia. Composer Maurice Jarre eschewed his typically epic orchestrations for a low key electronic score bolstered by ancient tribal instruments.

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Blu-ray, DVD Release: Picnic at Hanging Rock

21 March 2014 2:24 PM, PDT | Disc Dish | See recent Disc Dish news »

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: June 17, 2014

Price: Blu-ray/DVD Combo $39.95

Studio: Criterion

A group of young woman mysteriously vanish in Picnic at Hanging Rock.

This sensual and striking chronicle of a disappearance and its aftermath in the 1975 drama-mystery Picnic at Hanging Rock put director Peter Weir (The Way Back) on the map and helped usher in a new era of Australian cinema.

Set at the turn of the twentieth century, Picnic at Hanging Rock concerns a small group of students from an all-female college and a chaperone, who vanish while on a St. Valentine’s Day outing.

Less a mystery than a journey into the mystic, as well as an inquiry into issues of class and sexual repression in Australian society, Weir’s gorgeous, disquieting film is a work of poetic horror whose secrets haunt viewers to this day.

Criterion’s Blu-ray/DVD Combo Edition of the movie includes the »

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Criterion Celebrates the Beatles with 'A Hard Day's Night' Among Its June Releases

18 March 2014 8:12 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

For Beatles fans out there, Criterion is celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of "A Hard Day's Night" by releasing a new 4K digital restoration of the film, with a newly remixed 5.1 surround soundtrack. Among the accompanying special features are a deleted scene, audio commentary, trailers, and a documentary program.  The postmodern masterpiece, "L'Eclisse," by famed Italian director Michelangelo Antonioni, will also be released, in addition to Douglas Sirk's "All That Heaven Allows," Peter Davis's "Hearts and Minds," Georges Franju’s "Judex," and Peter Weir's "Picnic at Hanging Rock."Please find below the details for each film (provided by Criterion): All That Heaven Allows (Dual-format Blu-ray/DVD Edition) This heartbreakingly beautiful indictment of 1950s American mores by Douglas Sirk (Written on the Wind) follows the blossoming love between a well-off suburban widow (Magnificent Obsession’s Jane Wyman) and her handsome and earthy younger gardener (Seconds’ »

- Melina Gills

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Criterion's June Lineup Adds 'A Hard Day's Night' & 'Judex,' Refreshes 'Picnic At Hanging Rock' & More

18 March 2014 6:23 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Well folks, it’s time to start picking up some extra shifts or sign up for some primo medical experiments because everybody’s favorite home video boutique label has released their sizzling slate for the month of June. First up, on the second Tuesday of the month two older titles will receive Blu-Ray upgrades: the Douglas Sirk iconic melodrama “All The Heaven Allows” and the final chapter of Michelangelo Antonioni’s informal trilogy on contemporary malaise, “L’Eclisse.” The latter film’s upgrade leaves the first film of the so-called trilogy, “L’avventura,” as the sole film without a high definition release. The following week sees a trio of releases from roughly the same era, with refreshed releases of Peter Davis’s blistering 1974 Vietnam documentary “Hearts and Minds” and Peter Weir’s 1975 breakthrough “Picnic at Hanging Rock." Meanwhile Georges Franju delightful “Judex” makes its Criterion debut bringing with it interviews, »

- Cain Rodriguez

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