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Moroccan Producer Khadija Alami Plans Mini “Skywalker Ranch” in Morocco

10 December 2014 8:27 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Leading Moroccan film producer Khadija Alami, one of the main line producers for foreign TV shoots, has purchased a plot of land near the Cla Atlas Film Studios in Ouarzazate and plans to build a mini “Skywalker Ranch,” a downsized version of George Lucas’ state-of-the-art facility near San Francisco, which will include studio and post-production facilities and production offices, specifically targeted at foreign productions.

In 2014, Alami line-produced three major TV shoots – “The Ark”, “King Tut” and “A.D. After Death” — and also Susanna White’s spy thriller “Our Kind of Traitor,” based on the John le Carré novel and starring Ewan McGregor and Stellan Skarsgard.

She is confident that the surge in Moroccan foreign shoots in 2014 will continue its upward trend in 2015 and that there will be increasing demand for studio space in Ouarzazate.

Ouarzazate, the “door to the desert,” is the preferred location for foreign shoots, given its proximity to the Sahara desert, »

- Martin Dale

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What's New on TV, Netflix Streaming, Digital, and DVD/Blu-ray This Week: December 1 - 7

1 December 2014 4:00 AM, 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

"The Hundred-Foot Journey"

Dame Helen Mirren plays a snobby French restaurateur/chef who's none too pleased when her new neighbors, the Kadam family, open up their own restaurant next door to hers. Manish Dayal co-stars Hassan, the young chef at the Maison Mumbai whose talent wins over grumbly Madame Mallory, as well as her cute sous chef, Marguerite (Charlotte Le Bon). Oprah Winfrey and Steven Spielberg produced this feel-good foodie film from Swedish director Lasse Hallström. Here's an exclusive clip from the DVD/Blu-ray, just for you.

"Dawn of the Planet of the Apes"

Ape shall never kill ape, but no one said killing humans wasn't Ok. Caesar (Andy Serkis) and his gang of hyper-intelligent apes have been living in the »

- Jenni Miller

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Sliff 2014 Interview: Frank Hall Green – Director of Wildlike

19 November 2014 12:54 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Wildlike will screen at 5:00pm Saturday, November 22nd at the Tivoli Theater as part of the St. Louis International Film Festival. Ticket information can be found Here.  Frank Hall Green will be in attendance to answer questions about his film

In writer-director Frank Hall Green’s Wildlike, Mackenzie (Ella Purnell of “Malificent”), a troubled but daring teenage girl, is sent by her desperate and struggling mother to live with her uncle (Bruce Geraghty of “The Hurt Locker”) in Juneau, Alaska. Although her uncle initially seems like a supportive caretaker and friend, the relationship takes an uncomfortably sinister turn, and Mackenzie is forced to run away. Trying to make her way back to Seattle alone to find her absent mother, Mackenzie instead ends up going ever deeper into the Alaskan interior. Lost and with no one else to turn to, she shadows a backpacker, the loner Bartlett (Bruce Greenwood of »

- Tom Stockman

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Manish Dayal and Industry Entertainment choose to co-produce Stringer

4 October 2014 9:22 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Manish Dayal has optioned Anjan Sundaram’s first book Stringer: A Reporter’S Year In The Congo along with Laura Hersh and Dan Spilo of Industry Entertainment. Together they will produce and look for a writer and director shortly. Dayal will play Sundaram, a freelance journalist who ventures into the Congo.

At the age of 22, Anjan Sundaram left Yale with his master’s in mathematics and turned down a Goldman Sachs job offer to travel to the Congo to work as a stringer, a freelance journalist…without any previous journalism experience.  Stringer depicts the dangerous 18 months Anjan spent in the Congo, earning fifteen cents for every word that he published.  It is both a coming of age story as well as an inside look at the atrocities occurring in a country largely ignored by the rest of the world.  The memoir was featured on The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, »

- Press Releases

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The Hundred-Foot Journey Blu-ray Release Date and Details (Updated)

3 October 2014 8:20 AM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Touchstone's The Hundred-Foot Journey, based on the novel by Richard C. Morais and starring Academy Award-Winner Helen Mirren, is headed to Blu-ray, DVD, Digital HD and VOD on December 2.

Update: A new The Hundred-Foot Journey home video trailer has been added below.

The Hundred-Foot Journey is executed produced by Steven Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey and Juliet Blake. It explores the initially rocky relationship between an Indian and French restaurant and their proprietors that eventually blossoms into something much more. The film earned a 68% approval rating at Rotten Tomatoes over the summer and has grossed over $78 million at the worldwide box office, far beyond its estimated $22 million production budget.

The Blu-ray and Digital HD combo pack version of The Hundred-Foot Journey will include the following bonus features:

The Hundred-Foot Journey With Steven Spielberg & Oprah Winfrey - Producers Steven Spielberg & Oprah Winfrey sit down to discuss The Hundred-Foot Journey.  What was it about »

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The Hundred-Foot Journey Blu-ray Release Date and Details

3 October 2014 8:20 AM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Touchstone's The Hundred-Foot Journey, based on the novel by Richard C. Morais and starring Academy Award-Winner Helen Mirren, is headed to Blu-ray, DVD, Digital HD and VOD on December 2.

The Hundred-Foot Journey is executed produced by Steven Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey and Juliet Blake. It explores the initially rocky relationship between an Indian and French restaurant and their proprietors that eventually blossoms into something much more. The film earned a 68% approval rating at Rotten Tomatoes over the summer and has grossed over $78 million at the worldwide box office, far beyond its estimated $22 million production budget.

The Blu-ray and Digital HD combo pack version of The Hundred-Foot Journey will include the following bonus features:

The Hundred-Foot Journey With Steven Spielberg & Oprah Winfrey - Producers Steven Spielberg & Oprah Winfrey sit down to discuss The Hundred-Foot Journey.  What was it about the project that brought them together for their first collaboration in 30 years since The Color Purple. »

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‘The Hypnotist’ DVD Review

27 September 2014 2:42 PM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Tobias ZilliacusJonatan BökmanHelena af SandebergMikael Persbrandt, Lena Olin, Oscar Pettersson, Anna Azcárate, Jan Waldekranz, Eva Melander | Written by Paolo Vacirca | Directed by Lasse Hallström

Joona Linna (Tobias Zilliacus) is a Swedish Cid officer investigating the murder of a gym teacher and his family. With no DNA or fingerprints, his only witness is the youngest child of the family, Josef (Jonatan Bökman), and he’s currently comatose and seriously wounded. Josef’s doctor, Daniella (Helena af Sandeberg), suggests using disgraced doctor/hypnotist Erik Bark (Mikael Persbrandt) to tap into Josef’s subconscious and find out what he saw. Reluctantly, Erik agrees, but soon finds his family the target as well, and the case becomes darker and more urgent.

The Hypnotist sounds like a good movie. It’s not. It’s a movie that has a half decent premise and squanders it on incredibly tedious scenes. There’s »

- Nicky Johnson

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Competition: Win ‘The Hypnotist’ on DVD

24 September 2014 7:57 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

From celebrated director Lasse Hallström (What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, Salmon Fishing In The Yemen) comes The Hypnotist, a new tense and brutal crime thriller based on the best-selling novel by Lars Kepler. A must-see for fans of The Killing and Scandinavian book-to-film adaptations by authors such as Jo Nesbø (Headhunters) and Stieg Larsson (The Millenium Trilogy).

In the middle of a dark December night, psychiatrist Erik Maria Bark (Mikael Persbrandt) is woken by a telephone call from a hospital in Stockholm. Detective Inspector Joona Linna (Tobias Zilliacus) asks for his immediate help in treating an unconscious patient suffering from acute trauma. He hopes that Erik will be able to communicate with the young boy through hypnosis, enabling the police to question him. They intend to find out who so brutally murdered his parents and younger sister, in order to track down and save his mysteriously missing older sister before it is too late. »

- Phil Wheat

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The Hypnotist DVD review

19 September 2014 3:24 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Director Lasse Hallstrom brings us an intriguing drama with flashes of bloodshed but little satisfaction. Here's Aliya's DVD review...

Lasse Hallstrom is a director who brings a sharp eye to personal relationships. For instance, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993) and Chocolat (2000) are both films that take their time to investigate a family dynamic, building to a feeling of intimacy, and you get much the same kind of feeling in the best moments of his latest film, The Hypnotist. Unfortunately this emotional element is muddied by a plot that never quite ties up and a few characters who aren’t afforded the same kind of room to develop.

The film is based on the novel of the same name, written by a Swedish husband and wife team under the pseudonym Lars Kepler, and it contains every element you would expect from a Scandinavian crime drama, including snowscapes and jumpers and the »

- ryanlambie

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Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass are 'Bourne' again. Are they Hollywood's top actor/director pair?

17 September 2014 3:00 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

In a development that feels more inevitable than surprising, Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass are in talks to get back into the Bourne business. The two had sent mixed messages over the years, ever since Jason Bourne disappeared in the murky East River at the end of The Bourne Ultimatum in 2007, with the major roadblock being Damon’s insistence that a reluctant Greenglass direct, while Universal handed the franchise over to writer-turned-director Tony Gilroy. But with Gilroy’s Bourne Legacy, starring Jeremy Renner, failing to live up to the original three Bourne films at the box office, and Damon’s recent non-Bourne projects, »

- Jeff Labrecque

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Giveaway – Win The Hypnotist on DVD

8 September 2014 12:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

To celebrate the release of Lasse Hallström’s Swedish thriller The Hypnotist starring Tobias Zilliacus, Mikael Persbrandt and Lena Olin, which is out in the UK on September 15th, we’ve got a copy of the film up for grabs on DVD!

Read on for a synopsis and details of how to enter…

When a young woman and her parents are murdered, the detective in charge of the case consults with a famous psychiatrist in an attempt to understand why the killer targeted the whole family, with only the son managing to escape. As the psychiatrist reveals his unconventional methods of hypnotism he places the comatose son into a trance in the hopes of re-enacting the fateful night.

Order your copy today on Amazon.

To be in with a chance of winning, firstly make sure you like us on Facebook (or follow us on Twitter)…

…Then complete your details below, »

- Gary Collinson

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Ioncinephile of the Month: Craig Johnson (The Skeleton Twins)

7 September 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Ioncinema.com’s Ioncinephile of the Month feature focuses on an emerging filmmaker from the world of cinema. This September, we put the spotlight on the writer-director of The Skeleton Twins. After exploring the thirtysomething slackerhood with the 2009 SXSW Film Festival preemed True AdolescentsCraig Johnson’s sophomore feature visits a paralleled (re)union of sibling spirits where the pursuit of happiness is challenged by the skeletal remains of what was left in one’s past. An examination of the sometimes vacuous, sometimes endearingly noir phases that the psyche tends to visit, the Sundance U.S. Dramatic Competition Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award winning film mowed down Park City auds with the versatile Kristin Wiig and Bill Hader proving that comedy and drama do mix.

Johnson’s delicate empathetic portrait of the misfits carries some vintage moments,  and was instantly picked up by Lionsgate/Roadside Attractions for distribution and is landing in theatres September 12th. »

- Eric Lavallee

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Craig Johnson’s Top Ten Films of All Time List

7 September 2014 8:30 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Have you ever wondered what are the films that inspire the next generation of visionary filmmakers? As part of our monthly Ioncinephile profile (read this September), we ask the filmmaker the incredibly arduous task of identifying their top ten list of favorite films. Craig Johnson (who sees his The Skeleton Twins receive its theatrical release on September 12th) put together this top 10 (as of September 2014).

Carrie - Brian De Palma (1976)

“Freaky, funny, arty, beautiful, … and fucking scary. Sissy Spacek breaks your heart. And that seventies split screen action? Badass. This movie delivers on all levels at all times.”

ElectionAlexander Payne (1999)

“Every moment of this movie rings true. Painfully funny, painfully smart and so perfectly constructed. My sister and I quote it whenever we see each other. Might be a perfect film.”

The GraduateMike Nichols (1967)

“The look on Mrs. Robinson’s face when Benjamin leaves her in the hallway. »

- Eric Lavallee

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The cast of The Hundred Foot Journey attends London press conference

7 September 2014 1:11 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

The cast of the much-anticipated comedy drama The Hundred Foot Journey attended a press conference in London on Tuesday to promote and speak about the film. The Hollywood film, which has a French and Indian theme to it, has been directed by Lasse Hallstrom and produced by Steven Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey and Juliet Blake and is based on the novel by Richard Morais. Starring Helen Mirren, Om Puri, Manish Dayal and Charlotte Le Bon in pivotal roles, The Hundred Foot Journey is a quirky, yet gratifying tale which anyone who is a big foodie will certainly relish. The music has been composed by the charismatic A R Rahman, who offers some nice and mellow compositions to accompany the film.

Asked during the press conference if he found it intimidating in any way to work with acting stalwarts such as Helen and Om, Manish Dayal had this to say. “I’d say definitely. »

- Bodrul Chaudhury

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Helen Mirren Wanted ‘Hundred-Foot Journey’ to Be in French

6 September 2014 2:15 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

If you found Helen Mirren’s use of “FrEnglish” in “The Hundred-Foot Journey” a bit bizarre, don’t blame the legendary actress.

Mirren evidently wanted to play the role of French restaurateur Madame Mallory in French, in fact, it was one of the primary reasons she took on the role. But DreamWorks ultimately decided against using the scenes she shot in French.

“I shot most scenes in French and in English, hoping they would use the French, but they didn’t,” Mirren told The Guardian. “But I did poke in as much French as I could.”

Although she fought hard and “argued very passionately” for the use of French, the Oscar winner said she understands the realities of the movie industry.

“The reality is that it’s a Disney movie,” Mirren said. “The other reality is that the vast American public will not accept films with subtitles. People in Ohio »

- Maane Khatchatourian

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More on The Hundred-Foot Journey with Video interviews and Pictures

6 September 2014 11:02 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

In cinemas now in the UK and the Us, The Hundred-Foot Journey directed by Lasse Hallström and produced by Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg and Juliet Blake, stars Academy Award winning actress Helen Mirren, veteran Indian film actor Om Puri, Manish Dayal and Canadian-French actress and television personality, Charlotte Le Bon

A flavour brimming mix of food, passion and heart, The Hundred-foot Journey is a story of persistence and triumph over exile. The film depicts a gastronomical fusion of cultures and cuisine and a boy’s compassionate drive to find himself in the comfort of a new home in a foreign country.

In the film, Hassan Kadam (Manish Dayal) is a culinary ingénue with the gastronomic equivalent of perfect pitch. When Hassan and his family, led by Papa (Om Puri), move to a quaint village in the South of France with the grand plan of opening an Indian restaurant in the picturesque countryside, »

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The Hundred Foot Journey Review

5 September 2014 1:20 PM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Fine dining collides head on with Indian cuisine in The Hundred Foot Journey as a family leaves India for France, where they open a restaurant directly across the road from a Michelin-starred eatery. And you can guess the distance between the two establishments. With a bunch of heavy hitters involved here from Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey on producer duties to Helen Mirren as Madama Mallory, one would expect a delectable dish of movie dining. Instead, we’re treated to something that is the gastronomic equivalent of food poisoning. Things start off promising enough with the Kadam family turning up in France and opening their restaurant and quickly they start making inroads in the local community. But once that’s on the stove, multiple plot lines including two predictable love stories, minor espionage, career ambitions and god knows what else, all force The Hundred Foot Journey to boil over and »

- noreply@blogger.com (Vic Barry)

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Boyhood wins top Fipresci critics award

5 September 2014 4:33 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Richard Linklater’s 12-year project beats Ida, The Grand Budapest Hotel and Winter Sleep.

Richard Linklater’s Boyhood has been named the best film of the past year by the members of the International Federation of Film Critics, Fipresci.

The poll for the Fipresci Grand Prix 2014 - Best Film of the Year gathered votes from 553 members throughout the world.

In the first phase, participants nominated feature-length films that received their world premiere no earlier than July 1, 2013. This led to a final round between the four finalists: Boyhood by Richard Linklater, Ida by Pawel Pawlikowski, The Grand Budapest Hotel by Wes Anderson, and Winter Sleep by Nuri Bilge Ceylan.

This is the first Linklater has won the prize, which has previously gone to Michael Haneke, Paul Thomas Anderson, Jafar Panahi, Pedro Almodóvar, Jean-Luc Godard and Nuri Bilge Ceylan, among others, since its establishment in 1999.

Boyhood will have a special screening at the San Sebastián Film Festival on Sept »

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

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Manish Dayal on The Hundred-Foot Journey

5 September 2014 3:32 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

In theaters now in the Us and opening in the cinema today in the UK is The Hundred-Foot Journey. Produced by Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg and Juliet Blake, the Lasse Hallström (Chocolat) directed film stars Academy Award winning actress Helen Mirren, veteran Indian film actor Om Puri, Manish Dayal and Canadian-French actress and television personality, Charlotte Le Bon.

First the trailer to whet your appetite:

//www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kgUXVQiJYs

Manish Dayal, who plays the lead role of Hassan Kadam, sat down to answer a Q and A and gives us the inside look into the story and the making of The Hundred-Foot Journey.

Apparently the actor auditioned by accident, “I stumbled into the audition by accident and ended up reading for a part in an untitled film, or so I was told. Then I was called back to do several different takes and read multiple scenes and soon »

- Stacey Yount

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Movie Review – The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)

5 September 2014 1:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Hundred-Foot Journey, 2014.

Directed by Lasse Hallström.

Starring Helen Mirren, Om Puri, Juhi Chawla, Manish Dayal and Charlotte Le Bon.

Synopsis:

The Kadam family leaves India for France where they open a restaurant directly across the road from Madame Mallory’s Michelin-starred eatery.

If we based our pre-conceived notions of India and France on those in Lasse Hallstrom’s The Hundred-Foot Journey, all French women would be impossibly attractive who forage for mushrooms and all Indian men would reach climax as they smelled turmeric. Like The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel gone before, The Hundred-Foot Journey exists to feign off boredom on a rainy Sunday afternoon. It’s not going to change the world, in fact it will inevitably be found in the bargain bin of your local Asda within the year.

Having moved from India after his mother was burnt to death following a (coincidental) political uprising, Hassan and his »

- Gary Collinson

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