15 items from 2016
A teaser trailer and poster have arrived online for Red Dog: True Blue, the prequel to the 2011 hit Australian family drama Red Dog, which stars Levi Miller, Jason Isaacs, Bryan Brown and John Jarratt; take a look below…
When 11-year old Mick (Levi Miller) is shipped off to his grandfather’s cattle station in the remote Pilbara region of Western Australia, he prepares himself for a life of dull hardship, but instead finds myth, adventure, and a friendship with a scrappy, one-of-a-kind dog that will change his life forever.
Red Dog: True Blue is set for release on December 26th in Australia.
- Amie Cranswick
Steve Buscemi, Simon Russell Beale, Paddy Considine, Jason Isaacs, Olga Kurylenko, Michael Palin, Andrea Riseborough, Paul Whitehouse, Jeffrey Tambor and Adrian McLoughlin also star in the film which is shooting in England and Ukraine.
Based on Fabien Nury and Thierry Robin's graphic novel about true events, the action set in the days following Stalin's collapse. His core team of ministers tussle for control - some want positive change in the Soviet Union, others have more sinister motives. Their one common trait? They're all just desperately trying to remain alive. Iannucci says in a statemwnt:
"'The Death of Stalin' has everything: comedy, tragedy, truth, lies, life, death, bravery and cowardice. All under the shadow of Stalin's Terror. So I'm really pleased we have an amazingly multifaceted cast who can »
- Garth Franklin
Armando Iannucci’s The Death Of Stalin, a feature adaptation of Fabien-Nury's acclaimed graphic novel that follows the Soviet dictator's last days and depicts the chaos of the regime following his death in 1953 after 30 years of iron-fisted rule, has started production. Starring Adrian McLoughlin as Stalin, the film has added Rupert Friend, Jason Isaacs and Paul Whitehouse to the already announced cast featuring Jeffrey Tambor, Steve Buscemi, Olga Kurylenko, Michael… »
Based on graphic novel The Death of Stalin by Fabien Nury and Thierry Robin, the drama is set in the days following the Russian leader’s stroke in 1953 as his core team of ministers tussle for control.
The film stars Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire), Simon Russell Beale (Into the Woods), Paddy Considine (Macbeth), Rupert Friend (Homeland), Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter), Olga Kurylenko (Oblivion), Michael Palin (A Fish Called Wanda), Andrea Riseborough (Birdman), Paul Whitehouse (Alice in Wonderland) and Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent) with Adrian McLoughlin (Thunderpants) as Stalin.
The Death of Stalin is a Quad, Main Journey production, in co-production with Gaumont.
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“Homeland” star Rupert Friend has joined the cast of “Veep” creator Armando Iannucci’s movie “The Death of Stalin,” which toplines “Boardwalk Empire’s” Steve Buscemi, Simon Russell Beale (“Into the Woods,” “My Week with Marilyn”), and Paddy Considine (“Macbeth,” “The World’s End”). Pic is shooting in England and Ukraine.
Also in the ensemble cast are Jason Isaacs (“Fury,” “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”), Olga Kurylenko (“Oblivion,” “Quantum of Solace”), Michael Palin (“Life of Brian,” “A Fish Called Wanda”), Andrea Riseborough (“Birdman,” “Oblivion”), Paul Whitehouse (“Alice in Wonderland,” “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban”) and Jeffrey Tambor (“Transparent,” “Arrested Development”) with Adrian McLoughlin (“Thunderpants”) as Stalin.
Iannucci said: “‘The Death of Stalin’ has everything: comedy, tragedy, truth, lies, life, death, bravery and cowardice. All under the shadow of Stalin’s Terror. So I’m really pleased we have an amazingly multifaceted cast who can give us all these things and more. »
- Leo Barraclough and Elsa Keslassy
June 6, 1944. Today marks the 72nd anniversary of D-Day.
On June 7th, Paramount Home Media Distribution will release director Michael Bay’s remarkable 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi.
Hailed as “powerful” (Kyle Smith, New York Post), “engrossing” (Soren Andersen, Seattle Times) and “full of explosive action” (Dan Casey, Nerdist), the film arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand this Tuesday. (Review)
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi tells the incredible true story of six elite ex-military operators who fought to protect the CIA against overwhelming odds when terrorists attacked a U.S. diplomatic compound on September 11, 2012. The film stars John Krasinski (TV’s “The Office”), James Badge Dale (World War Z) and Pablo Schreiber (TV’s “Orange is the New Black”), and is based on the nonfiction novel 13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi by New York Times best-selling author Mitchell Zuckoff with »
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Old friends A photo posted by Tom Felton (@t22felton) on May 7, 2016 at 3:12am Pdt The Harry Potter series wouldn't be the same without Draco Malfoy's signature line: "My father will hear about this!" And it seems that he did hear about an opportunity to meet up with his protegé, because Jason Isaacs - who played Draco's dad in the films - had a reunion with Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy in the series) over the weekend. Back by popular indifference: the Malfoy reunion tour hits the road. #thewaywewerent. @t22felton #harrypotter #tw A photo posted by Jason Isaacs (@therealjasonisaacs) on May 2, 2016 at 10:02am Pdt Isaacs captioned an Instagram snap of the pair with a reference to the "Malfoy Reunion Tour," causing Slytherins everywhere to clutch their hearts with excitement. He was joking, of course, as the two were simply participating in a Q&A panel at Calgary Comic »
- Brinton Parker
The third and final film in the “Cities of Love” trilogy, following odes to Paris and New York City, Rio, I Love You collects ten short films about love in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from the likes of Fernando Meirelles, José Padilha, and Paolo Sorrentino. The ensuing mess links their snippets of narrative not by the theme of love, but by cheap poetry for the coffeehouse crowd — discussing love as one might discuss the weather — and inescapably colorful vistas. With relentlessly bright environment no doubt sanctioned by Rio’s tourism board and the film’s countless sponsors, the shorts all play like exceedingly surreal commercials, like Mentos ads on crack.
The shorts are also more literally linked together by sinewy montages of attractive people in Rio, smiling lightly like they’re advertising beer and sunlight. The shorts also share the unfortunately literal soundtrack, whose lyrics spell out any wispy themes »
- Jacob Oller
Dan Ireland, who co-founded the Seattle Film Festival, served as an acquisitions exec at Vestron Pictures and directed films including “The Whole Wide World” (1996) and “Jolene” (2008), starring Jessica Chastain, has died Thursday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 57.
Chastain tweeted in memory of him.
“The sweetest angel left us. Called his voicemail just to hear his voice once more. I’ll miss you baby,” she wrote.
The sweetest angel left us. Called his voicemail just to hear his voice once more. I'll miss you baby. #DanIreland #Jolene
— Jessica Chastain (@jes_chastain) April 15, 2016
“The Whole Wide World,” starring a young Vincent D’Onofrio and Renée Zellweger, was a biopic of Texas-born pulp fiction writer Robert E. Howard, who created Conan the Barbarian in the early years of the 20th century, and the woman in his life, played by Zellweger (the film was her movie debut).
Ireland was nominated for »
- Carmel Dagan
Rio, I Love You is the third in the “Cities of Love” series begun with “Paris, Je T’Aime” (“Paris, I Love You”), which bring together famous directors and stars to create a series of little romantic stories around one city. The city getting the love-letter this time is Rio, home of the upcoming Olympics. However, despite its impressive list of directors, there is little to impress in “Rio, I Love You.”
Rio, I Love You boasts a more impressive line up of directors that the last one, “New York, I Love You,” but nonetheless continues the series decline in quality from the first one. Directors include Paolo Sorrentino (“Youth”), Fernando Meirelles (“City of God”), and Sang-Soo Im (“The Housemaid”), among others, but none of them shine in this mixed-up film. Rather than having the stories start and end clearly, as in the first two films, several stories make false »
- Cate Marquis
Ahead of its Us release next month, a new poster and trailer have arrived online for the third instalment in Emmanuel Benbihy’s ‘Cities of Love’ series Rio, I Love You which stars Harvey Keitel, John Turturro, Rodrigo Santoro, Emily Mortimer, Vincent Cassel, Vanessa Paradis, Jason Isaacs and Ryan Kwanten. Take a look below…
The third episode of the Cities of Love franchise, Rio, I Love You is an anthology, created by 10 visionary directors from across the globe. The story line of each segment focuses on an encounter of love in a different neighborhood of the city, demonstrating the distinctive qualities and character of that location. The film serves to bridge gaps between cultures, educating and entertaining the audience, while celebrating unique and universal expressions of love.
Rio, I Love You is set for release on April 15th in the States.
- Amie Cranswick
The new trailer for Screen Media’s U.S. release of “Rio, I Love You” features Keitel asking “What is love, Felicia?” as part of a massive cast that includes Jason Isaacs, Emily Mortimer, Rodrigo Santoro, Basil Hoffman, Vincent Cassel, Fernanda Montenegro, Wagner Moura and Roberta Rodrigues.
The trailer is replete with voiceovers such as “I know what it is to have my heart broken” and “Real love — where does it come from?”
John Turturro — the only U.S. director on the project — directs himself and Vanessa Paradis in one of the 10 segments. Brazilian filmmakers include Carlos Saldanha, Fernando Meirelles, Jose Padilha and Andrucha Waddington. Im Sang-soo (Korea), Stephan Elliott (Austrialia), Paolo Sorrentino (Italy) and Guillermo Arriaga (Mexico) are among the helmers.
“Rio, I Love You” opens in New York on April 15 and in Los »
- Dave McNary
You probably know how these [City], I Love You films work: a collection of directors — and some very prestigious ones, at that — create short films that are set in and, perhaps in some way, defined by the area in question. This is a great idea that most would say has never exactly taken off, considering the tepid reception afforded Paris, je t’aime and New York, I Love You, as well as the absolute lack of attention paid to Tbilisi, I Love You. For better or for worse, there’s now Rio, I Love You, which collects the likes of Paolo Sorrentino, José Padilha, Fernando Meirelles, Guillermo Arriaga, and John Turturro to direct, among others, Harvey Keitel, Emily Mortimer, Vincent Cassel, Jason Isaacs, and Turturro himself.
The latest trailer — which arrives more than 18 months after an initial pair and the film’s premiere — is more promising, if only because it displays »
- Nick Newman
The concept is a good one: gather up some top shelf filmmakers and have them create an omnibus of shorts centered around a particular city. Previously we've seen "Paris, je t'Aime" and "New York, I Love You," and as it goes with the format, some segments are always better than others. Now the focus goes to Brazil for "Rio, I Love You," and the first trailer has arrived. Read More: Interview: Paolo Sorrentino Talks 'Youth,' The Happiest Moment Of Filmmaking, Michael Caine, Sun Kill Moon & More Filmmakers Guillermo Arriaga, Stephan Elliott, Im Sang-soo, Nadine Labaki, Fernando Meirelles, José Padilha, Carlos Saldanha, Paolo Sorrentino, John Turturro and Andrucha Waddington have each crafted shorts taking place in the lively city, and Emily Mortimer, Rodrigo Santoro, Harvey Keitel, Vincent Cassell, Jason Isaacs, Ryan Kwanten and Fernanda Montenegro appear in the »
- Kevin Jagernauth
On Mubi Off is a bi-weekly column exploring two films: one currently available on Mubi in the United States, and the other screening offsite (in theaters, on VOD, Blu-ray/DVD, etc).On MUBIShopping (Paul W.S. Anderson, 1994) A telling exchange from an early scene in writer-director Paul W.S. Anderson's 1994 debut Shopping:"What's prison taught you, Billy?""Don't get caught." Yet the film that follows is, in large part, all about getting caught—about being swept up into the Hollywood big leagues, using this enjoyable, eye-catching display of kinetic prowess as proof of talent. Not that there's anything inherently wrong with such calling card features, though they're often ascribed cynical motivations, and you can't necessarily say you've seen one until the artist behind them has got a few more projects under his-or-her belt. The aesthetic impulses and inclinations mostly become clear in retrospect. And from our current vantage point, you »
- Keith Uhlich
15 items from 2016
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