20 items from 2016
Exclusive: Multiple territory deals have been closed for Tammy Davis’ film, which will premiere in Berlin’s Generation 14plus strand.
Capelight Films will distribute in Germany, Family Films in France, H.G.C. Entertainment in China and Front Row in the Middle East.
Elsewhere, deals on the film, choreographed by Parris Goebel who heads the world champion hip-hop dance crew ReQuest and has masterminded routines for Justin Bieber and Janet Jackson, have closed in South Korea (Thanks And Love), the Philippines (Captive Entertainment), and India (Picture Works).
Mvp will distribute in Indonesia, Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, while Captive Entertainment has also acquired international airline rights.
FilmBuff plans a Us theatrical release this spring before an exclusive Svod run for Born To Dance, which premiered »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
See Also: The latest trailer for Knight of Cups
Rick (Bale) is a slave to the Hollywood system. He is addicted to success but simultaneously despairs at the emptiness of his life. He is at home in a world of illusions but seeks real life. Like the tarot card of the title, Rick is easily bored and needs outside stimulation. But the Knight of Cups is also an artist, a romantic and an adventurer.
In Terrence Malick’s seventh film a gliding camera once again accompanies a tormented hero on his search for meaning. Once again a voiceover is laid over images which also seek their own authenticity. And once again Malick seems to put the world out of joint. His symphonic flow of images contrasts cold, »
- Amie Cranswick
The 7th film from director Terrence Malick (The Thin Red Line, Tree of Life), Knight Of Cups (the title refers to the Tarot card depicting a romantic adventurer guided by his emotions) offers both a vision of modern life and an intensely personal experience of memory, family, and love.
Opening on March 4, watch the trailer below.
Knight Of Cups follows writer Rick (Christian Bale, The Fighter, American Hustle) on an odyssey through the playgrounds of Los Angeles and Las Vegas as he undertakes a search for love and self. Even as he moves through a desire-laden landscape of mansions, resorts, beaches and clubs, Rick grapples over complicated relationships with his brother (Wes Bentley) and father (Brian Dennehy). His quest to break the spell of his disenchantment takes him on a series of adventures with six alluring women: rebellious Della (Imogen Poots); his physician ex-wife, »
- Michelle McCue
For Terrence Malik’s latest experimental film, Knight of Cups, Christian Bale is set to play Rick, a man in possession of everything and yet nothing. One who constantly chases after the next big thing as a screenwriter, yet yearns for something to paper over the crippling emptiness in his life. It’s a intriguing paradox for a lead character, and one that is illustrated to wonderful effect in today’s new poster for the film.
Turning Rick’s world upside-down in every sense of the word, the one-sheet arrives by way of Fandango, and is stylized in the vein of a tarot card. While they’re often associated with spiritual readings and impending doom, tarot cards are said to be “powerful sources of information [that] come from within; the Tarot aids in coming in contact with one’s Higher Self.” At least, that’s according to How Stuff Works.
Circling back to Knight of Cups, »
- Michael Briers
The Paley Center for Media has added two more shows to this year’s PaleyFest La lineup — ABC’s “Scandal” and AMC’s “Better Call Saul.”
The cast of “Better Call Saul” will make their PaleyFest debut on Saturday, March 12 at 2:00 p.m., while “Scandal” will return to the stage on Tuesday, March 15 at 7:30 p.m.
This year’s PaleyFest La will run from Friday, March 11 to Sunday, March 20 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.
“The Paley Center for Media is pleased to present an outstanding and diverse group of events at this year’s PaleyFest La, welcoming the talented actors and creative forces that define excellence in front of and behind the camera,” said Maureen J. Reidy, President and CEO at The Paley Center for Media. »
- Laura Prudom
The Paley Center for Media has announced three more shows for its 2016 PaleyFest La lineup, with the festival set to take place from March 11-20 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.
“The Big Bang Theory” panel will take place on Wednesday, March 16 at 7:30 p.m. Pt; “Fear the Walking Dead” takes the stage on Saturday, March 19 at 2:00 p.m. Pt, and “Supergirl” will take flight on Sunday, March 13 at 7:00 p.m. Pt. The Paley Center also announced that it will present a salute to prolific TV producer Dick Wolf, featuring talent from his roster of NBC shows, including “Law & Order: Svu,” “Chicago Fire,” “Chicago P.D.” and “Chicago Med,” on Saturday, March 19 at 7:00 p.m. Pt.
“PaleyFest has »
- Laura Prudom
While Ahs has been renewed for another season, Hotel’s season finale could’ve easily worked as a series finale. The episode gave an overwhelming sense of everything we’ve been watching for the last five years has finally come full circle, culminating on the Devil’s Night. Characters both old and new paid a visit to the Hotel Cortez, some who now will never be able to leave.
Fans of House were treated as Billy Dean Howard (Sarah Paulson) made her return to Ahs as she makes annual visits in order to make contact with John (Wes Bentley), now a spirit after being gunned down by the police outside the hotel. She is now a famous medium, exploiting her talents in attempts to capture ghost phenomena on camera. She eventually gets to have her sit down with John in 2022 on Devil’s Night where he lures her to a »
American Horror Story: Hotel concludes with a fitting ending that looks as gorgeous as ever, even if it won't be to everyone's tastes...
This review contains spoilers.
5.12 Be Our Guest
American Horror Story has been a spectacular showcase for female characters and the actors playing those roles. Jessica Lange was a revelation. Lily Rabe stole season two. Season three was an ensemble of female characters. Season four's most affecting parts were concerning the women of the Freak Show. And this season, the female character that deserves the most attention and praise just happens to be played by a man. There's glamour and grandeur, acid wit and tender compassion... Liz Taylor is possibly the best example of what American Horror Story can create for a female character, but it took an actor with the fearless skill of Denis O'Hare to pull it off, with a little help from the wonderful, »
"I think right now, he’s just so excited about making films and he's just panicked that he's not getting enough done," production designer Jack Fisk recently told us about Terrence Malick's stretch of diving right into new projects. While some will debate that the filmmaker's works have dipped in quality since he's ramped up production, Malick's movies are always an event, and this spring his latest, "Knight Of Cups," will arrive. Read More: Review: Terrence Malick's 'Knight Of Cups' With Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Natalie Portman, And More Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Natalie Portman, Brian Dennehy, Antonio Banderas, Freida Pinto, Wes Bentley, Isabel Lucas, Teresa Palmer, and Imogen Poots star in the drama about a man adrift personally and spiritually within the movie industry of Los Angeles. These new snippets of footage from Broad Green Pictures and Indiewire key on Malick's marriage of visuals and deep voiceover. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Spoiler alert: Do not read on unless you’ve seen episode 12 of “American Horror Story: Hotel,” titled “Be Our Guest.”
“American Horror Story” brings many words to mind: “violence,” “sex,” etc. “Emotional” is not usually one of those, but the “Hotel” finale is just that, thanks in large part to Denis O’Hare’s standout performance as Liz Taylor that should garner some Emmy attention. For arguably the darkest season of “Ahs” to cap off with a happy ending is hardly expected, but it’s welcomed, even as some of the most horrible characters are given warm sendoffs.
The episode starts with Liz getting her throat slashed, but her narration, which hangs above the entire episode, lets us know that we’re not necessarily seeing some terrible end. But to back up quite a bit, Liz and Iris (Kathy Bates) have renovated the Hotel Cortez. Everything looks great: The pair »
- Alex Stedman
The "American Horror Story" franchise is one the most acclaimed programs in Emmy history, with 70 nominations over the past four years. Among the show's 13 wins include acting trophies for Jessica Lange (supporting for "Murder House"), James Cromwell (supporting for "Asylum"), Kathy Bates (supporting for "Coven") and Lange again (lead for "Coven"). Now that we've seen the finale of "American Horror Story: Hotel" on FX, who from Season 5's cast deserves to join that impressive Emmy-winning lineup? Vote in our new poll below. -Break- Subscribe to Gold Derby Breaking News Alerts & Experts’ Latest Oscar Predictions The all-star cast of "Hotel" is made up of Oscar legend Kathy Bates, Critics' Choice winner Sarah Paulson, "X-Men" star Evan Peters, Critics' Choice nominee Wes Bentley, Golden Globe champs Matt Bomer and Chloe Sevigny, Tony victor Denis O'Hare, G »
The showing will be the U.S. premiere for the Terrence Malick drama and will take place 364 days after the world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival. Broad Green Pictures is releasing “Knight of Cups” in the U.S. on March 4.
The film also stars Natalie Portman, Cate Blanchett, Freida Pinto, Isabel Lucas, Imogen Poots, Wes Bentley, Brian Dennehy and Teresa Palmer. Bale portrays a writer on an odyssey through the playgrounds of Los Angeles and Las Vegas as he undertakes a search for love and self.
Nicolas Gonda, Sarah Green and Ken Kao are producing. Malick’s last film, “To the Wonder,” starred Ben Affleck and Olga Kurylenko and grossed less than $3 million worldwide. His 2011 film, “The Tree of Life,” took in more than $50 million worldwide. »
- Dave McNary
The Lyons will roar at PaleyFest 2016.
Empire is among the first panels announced for The Paley Center for Media’s annual celebration of TV.
Additional honorees include ABC’s black-ish and the Starz drama Power.
The full lineup will be announced on Jan. 19. Ticket info can be found at paleyfest.org.
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The Paley Center for Media has announced the first wave of honorees for its 33rd annual PaleyFest Los Angeles event, which will take place March 11-20 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.
The first batch of shows joining the schedule in 2016 are a diverse and eclectic bunch: Fox’s “Empire” and “Scream Queens,” FX’s “American Horror Story: Hotel,” Starz’s “Power” and ABC’s “Black-ish.” It’s a good year for executive producer Ryan Murphy, who is behind both “Scream Queens” and “American Horror Story.” Murphy was awarded the inaugural PaleyFest Icon Award during the festival in 2013.
“The Paley Center could not be more thrilled for the 33rd annual PaleyFest La, continuing our mission to bring fans together with the biggest stars and creative forces behind our most beloved television programs,” said Maureen J. Reidy, President and CEO of The Paley Center for Media.
Paley Center Patron and Supporting »
- Laura Prudom
Broad Green Pictures has released two brief clips, more like seconds, from Knight Of Cups.
The never-before-seen footage was created by filmmaker Terrence Malick and his team.
The film opens in cinemas on March 4.
Even as he moves through a desire-laden landscape of mansions, resorts, beaches and clubs, Rick grapples over complicated relationships with his brother (Wes Bentley) and father (Brian Dennehy). His quest to break the spell of his disenchantment takes him on a series of adventures with six alluring women: rebellious Della (Imogen Poots); his physician ex-wife, Nancy (Cate Blanchett); a serene model Helen (Freida Pinto); a woman he wronged in the past Elizabeth (Natalie Portman); a spirited, playful stripper Karen (Teresa Palmer); and an »
- Michelle McCue
American Horror Story's shared universe aspect comes into its own this week with the fun return of a Coven character...
This review contains spoilers.
1.11 Battle Royale
It took Ryan Murphy five seasons and a return to a familiar stomping ground to bring American Horror Story full circle. The recycling of Pepper last season was a nice touch, and the freak show or the asylum was a common destination for unfortunate microcephalics back in the dark days, so to have the character move from one to the other makes sense. However, there wasn't a lot of modern crossing-over, aside from using the same actors. That's changed with Hotel. Whether it's the La location or the modern setting, old familiar faces have been popping up (and usually dying horribly) within the confines of the Hotel Cortez.
Crossovers are nothing new to the world of Ahs as Freakshow had its connections to Asylum and early on Hotel, we had a small Easter egg for the diehard fans tied to Murder House. What I didn’t expect was the return of Queenie, my favorite character from Coven, beautifully played by Gabourey Sidibe. She is the latest guest at the hotel, mainly in town to be a guest on The Price Is Right, taking a slight vacation from New Orleans. Liz Taylor (Denis o’Hare) instantly recognizes her from CNN as our favorite witches from season three have made a name for themselves and their school for the gifted. Iris (Kathy Bates) has a look of concern, not sure why as a witch might be just what they need to kill off the Countess (Lady Gaga) as she managed to drag her damaged body away from near death. Queenie »
- Jovy Skol
Read More: Review: Terrence Malick's 'Knight of Cups' Pushes the Director's Style to Its Limits This new "Knight of Cups" footage featured on the film's Facebook page is only 15 seconds long, but it has nearly all of the auteur trademarks of Terrence Malick. From religious imagery to spiritual narration and an emotionally plagued, soul-searching protagonist (this time it's Christian Bale), the footage promises an introspective experience similar to the director's "The Tree of Life" and "To The Wonder." The film's official synopsis reads: "'Knight of Cups' follows writer Rick (Bale) on an odyssey through the playgrounds of Los Angeles and Las Vegas as he undertakes a search for love and self. Even as he moves through a desire-laden landscape of mansions, resorts, beaches and clubs, Rick grapples over complicated relationships with his brother (Wes Bentley) and father (Brian Dennehy). His quest to break the spell of his disenchantment takes him. »
- Zack Sharf
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures has unveiled synopses, images and information for their 2016 releases.
First up is the highly anticipated Doctor Strange.
The cast includes Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, and Michael Stuhlbarg with Mads Mikkelsen and Tilda Swinton. Marvel’s Doctor Strange is directed by Scott Derrickson and produced by Kevin Feige. The film opens in U.S. theaters on Nov. 4, 2016.
Chris Pine stars as Captain Bernie Webber in Disney’s The Finest Hours, the heroic action-thriller presented in Digital 3D (Tm) and IMAX (c) 3D based on the extraordinary true story of the most daring rescue mission in the history of the Coast Guard. (Trailer)
On February 18, 1952, a massive nor’easter struck New England, pummeling towns along the Eastern seaboard »
- Michelle McCue
Disney scooped up giant hunks of the world’s movie audience in 2015, concluding the year with the record-busting “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” The studio’s Disney’s complete movie calendar for 2016, released with synopses and artwork Tuesday, is highlighted by “Star Wars” spinoff “Rogue One,” along with potential powerhouses from its Pixar and Marvel subsidiaries.
“Rogue One” is a stand-alone in the Star Wars universe, depicting events prior to “Star Wars: A New Hope.” The Christmas-season film tells the story of resistance fighters out to steal plans to the malevolent Death Star.
The 13-film Disney list includes blockbusters-in-waiting like “Rogue One” and Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War,” but also lesser known offerings, such as “The Finest Hours” and a remake of a much-loved piece from the studio’s library in “Jungle Book,” the Jon Favreau retelling of the Rudyard Kipling story, employing an amalgamation of live action with animated elements. »
- James Rainey
20 items from 2016
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