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Slfs Interview – Alessio Summerfield: Writer and Co-Director of Dev Diary

17 July 2017 5:16 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

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Dev Diary screens Wednesday, July 19 at 5:00pm at the Tivoli Theater (6350 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis) as part of this year’s St. Louis Filmmaker’s Showcase.

Ticket information can be found Here

Although St. Louis game designers the Coster brothers — Adam, Sam, and Seth — have a reputation for developing projects quickly, they have spent the last two years working on only one game. Sam’s dream game, “Crashlands” has helped him battle cancer as he struggles with Stage 4B lymphoma.

Alessio Summerfield, co-director of Dev Diary, took the time to answer questions about his film for We Are Movie Geeks in advance of it’s screening at the St. Louis Filmmaker’s Showcase.

Interview conducted by Tom Stockman

Tom Stockman: What was your filmmaking experience prior to Dev Diary? Is this your first feature-length documentary?

Alessio Summerfield: Prior to Dev Diary James Reichmuth and I came from two different backgrounds. »

- Tom Stockman

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Is Suits Romance Right or Wrong? Did Bachelorette Rejects Exist Before? Are Emmy Ballots Pre-Filled? And More Qs!

14 July 2017 9:57 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including American Ninja Warrior, The Bachelorette, Suits and Zoo!

1 | Is it kind of a bummer that Killjoys basically “recast” Defiance‘s Stephanie Leonidas in the role of Clara? (Or can the Hackmod easily get her “old” face back?)

2 | What hallucinogenics were circulating at CBS that someone pitched (and another someone signed off on) “Giant Candy Crush meets obstacle course meets Big Brother/Survivor?”

RelatedCable/Streaming Scorecard: What’s Renewed? What’s Cancelled?

3 | Anyone notice »

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Film Feature: Best & Worst of 2017 So Far by HollywoodChicago.com

12 July 2017 6:45 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – The 4th of July holiday is over and the second half of the year looms before us, so what better time than to assess 2017 so far, with the best and worst films of the first half of the year. The film critic contributors of HollywoodChicago.com – Patrick McDonald, Jon Espino and Spike Walters – offer up their choices for Best and Worst.

The first half of 2017 was fairly strong, as the increasingly crowded film marketplace is not necessarily holding the best films until the fall “Oscar season.” Each film critic will offer three films, as Patrick and Jon will assess their personal “Best,” and the virtuous Spike Walters will take on the “Worst.”

Best Of 2017 So Far by Jon Lennon Espino

Baby Driver

Photo credit: Sony Pictures Entertainment

Baby Driver: In the past, Edgar Wright has proven his versatility as a filmmaker by creating distinct genre films while making »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Annapurna, 20th Century Fox Sign Multi-Year Home Entertainment Pact

11 July 2017 10:02 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Annapurna has tapped Twentieth Century Fox to oversee its home entertainment releases. The indie distributor has made a name for itself by backing acclaimed directors such as Kathryn Bigelow (“Zero Dark Thirty”), Paul Thomas Anderson (“The Master”), and Spike Jonze (“Her”). Annapurna is now moving into distributing and marketing its own movies.

The deal with Fox is described as a multi-year pact. Fox will oversee the U.S. home entertainment rights for all Annapurna releases across physical, digital, and other platforms. The deal will kick off with “Detroit,” a drama about the 1967 murders in the Algiers Motel, which debuts in theaters on Aug. 4. A home entertainment debut has yet to be announced.

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Annapurna was founded by Megan Ellison, an Oscar-nominated producer and the daughter of Oracle founder Larry Ellison.

“We are very excited to partner with Twentieth Century Fox Film to extend the reach of our »

- Brent Lang

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Internet Genius Recreates the Beastie Boys' 'Sabotage' Video with Sesame Street Characters

7 July 2017 11:06 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

If you thought the original Beastie Boys’ “Sabotage” music video couldn’t be any more cinematic, try adding Sesame Street characters from the 1985 film Follow that Bird. A fan has combined the iconic ’90s vid with your favorite Muppets, and the result—featuring Big Bird and Cookie Monster—might have topped the Spike Jonze-directed original.

Adam Schleichkorn (a.k.a. Mylo the Cat) posted the mashup on his YouTube channel isthishowyougoviral. The YouTuber explained how the original video was “one of the greatest of all time” and he therefore “couldn’t do a regular old lip sync video.” Other »

- Max Murphy

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Sesame Street Comes For Spike Jonze With This Remake of Beastie Boys’ ‘Sabotage’ — Watch

7 July 2017 11:05 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

No, it’s not a promo for the all puppet Beastie Boys cover band, The Beastie Birds, but the latest Sesame Street mashup is just as much fun. From the Webby Award-winning genius who set “Rick and Morty” to the mellifluous tunes of Kendrick Lamar’s “Swimming Pools (Drank),” comes yet another highly entertaining remake — this time to Beastie Boys’ “Sabotage.”

Read More: Sesame Street Spoofed ‘Orange is the New Black’ Without the Lesbian Sex, and It’s Weird — Watch

The original video was directed by none other than Spike Jonze, and this cheeky update follows that one pretty faithfully. Opening with Big Bird on the run in a cornfield, and ending with him lost in a parade, Big Bird’s round eyes and bumbling gait fit fit perfectly with the song’s distorted guitar riffs. Jonze’s original video payed homage to the television crime dramas of the 1970s, »

- Jude Dry

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Sesame Street Comes For Spike Jonze With This Remake of Beastie Boys’ ‘Sabotage’ — Watch

7 July 2017 11:05 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

No, it’s not a promo for the all puppet Beastie Boys cover band, The Beastie Birds, but the latest Sesame Street mashup is just as much fun. From the Webby Award-winning genius who set “Rick and Morty” to the mellifluous tunes of Kendrick Lamar’s “Swimming Pools (Drank),” comes yet another highly entertaining remake — this time to Beastie Boys’ “Sabotage.”

Read More: Sesame Street Spoofed ‘Orange is the New Black’ Without the Lesbian Sex, and It’s Weird — Watch

The original video was directed by none other than Spike Jonze, and this cheeky update follows that one pretty faithfully. Opening with Big Bird on the run in a cornfield, and ending with him lost in a parade, Big Bird’s round eyes and bumbling gait fit perfectly with the song’s distorted guitar riffs. Jonze’s original video paid homage to the television crime dramas of the 1970s, such »

- Jude Dry

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‘Dunkirk’: 6 Movies That Prepared Christopher Nolan’s Go-To Cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema

7 July 2017 10:32 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Hoyte van Hoytema has emerged as one of the great cinematographers of our time: cerebral, emotional, poetic. He creates texture and beauty with formal precision. He’s the thinking person’s cinematographer, who synthesizes the past and the present, but prefers shooting on film for organic, analog warmth.

No wonder director Christopher Nolan was drawn to the Dutch-Swedish cinematographer. They are kindred spirits, and their work on “Interstellar” and “Dunkirk” (shot mostly with the 15-perf IMAX film camera) recalls the scope and intimacy of the legendary David Lean and Freddie Young pairing on “Lawrence of Arabia” and “Doctor Zhivago.”

In all likelihood, “Dunkirk,” which portrays the heroic evacuation of Allied soldiers from German occupation during the early stages of World War II, should result in Hoytema’s first Oscar nomination. Shot from three perspectives — land, sea, and air — the footage we’ve seen thus far is breathtaking in its visceral force. »

- Bill Desowitz

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‘What Would Diplo Do’ Trailer: James Van Der Beek Does the Impossible in New DJ Mockumentary Series

5 July 2017 11:40 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Have you ever wondered what goes on in the lives of the rich and talented behind closed doors? Or better yet, yearned for a superstar’s guidance? Well, Viceland heard your cries and has answered your prayers (sort of).

Read More: ‘Nirvanna The Band The Show’ Review: Spike Jonze-Produced Viceland Comedy is Here to Gleefully Entertain Us

“What Would Diplo Do?” is Viceland’s first fully scripted comedy series and centers around the everyday life of superstar DJ and producer Diplo. James Van Der Beek writes and stars as Diplo, showcasing his many talents, faults, and ninja moves.

According to Viceland, the series can be described as “a loving send-up of the electronic dance music scene.” Described as a hybrid of “Louie” and “World Star Hip Hop” crossed with “This Is Spinal Tap,” the “Dawson’s Creek” and “Don’t Trust the B in Apartment 23” star plays a »

- Gabrielle Kiss

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‘What Would Diplo Do’ Trailer: James Van Der Beek Does the Impossible in New DJ Mockumentary Series

5 July 2017 11:40 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Have you ever wondered what goes on in the lives of the rich and talented behind closed doors? Or better yet, yearned for a superstar’s guidance? Well, Viceland heard your cries and has answered your prayers (sort of).

Read More: ‘Nirvanna The Band The Show’ Review: Spike Jonze-Produced Viceland Comedy is Here to Gleefully Entertain Us

“What Would Diplo Do?” is Viceland’s first fully scripted comedy series and centers around the everyday life of superstar DJ and producer Diplo. James Van Der Beek writes and stars as Diplo, showcasing his many talents, faults, and ninja moves.

According to Viceland, the series can be described as “a loving send-up of the electronic dance music scene.” Described as a hybrid of “Louie” and “World Star Hip Hop” crossed with “This Is Spinal Tap,” the “Dawson’s Creek” and “Don’t Trust the B in Apartment 23” star plays a »

- Gabrielle Kiss

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Michael K. Williams on Why ‘The Night Of’ Doesn’t Need to Return, and His ‘Emotional Void’ After ‘Black Market’ — Turn It On Podcast

28 June 2017 9:05 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Last Week’S Podcast: Vice’s Shane Smith on Trying to Avoid the ‘Crack Cocaine’ of Donald Trump — IndieWire’s Turn It On Podcast

There aren’t many actors as busy as Michael Kenneth Williams. Probably still best known as Omar on HBO’s classic “The Wire,” these days he’s all over the place: Playing Leonard Pine, opposite James Purefoy, in SundanceTV’s “Hap and Leonard”; as Ken Jones in the ABC limited series “When We Rise,” about the gay rights movement; or as Freddy Knight in HBO’s “The Night Of,” playing a Rikers inmate who befriends Naz (Riz Ahmed).

All of those roles are Emmy-eligible. But possibly the most personal work Williams has done recently wasn’t an acting gig at all. On Viceland’s “Black Market,” the actor served as a real-world journalist – entering the dangerous world of illicit trade, such as gambling underworld in New York, »

- Michael Schneider

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Michael K. Williams on Why ‘The Night Of’ Doesn’t Need to Return, and His ‘Emotional Void’ After ‘Black Market’ — Turn It On Podcast

28 June 2017 9:05 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Last Week’S Podcast: Vice’s Shane Smith on Trying to Avoid the ‘Crack Cocaine’ of Donald Trump — IndieWire’s Turn It On Podcast

There aren’t many actors as busy as Michael Kenneth Williams. Probably still best known as Omar on HBO’s classic “The Wire,” these days he’s all over the place: Playing Leonard Pine, opposite James Purefoy, in SundanceTV’s “Hap and Leonard”; as Ken Jones in the ABC limited series “When We Rise,” about the gay rights movement; or as Freddy Knight in HBO’s “The Night Of,” playing a Rikers inmate who befriends Naz (Riz Ahmed).

All of those roles are Emmy-eligible. But possibly the most personal work Williams has done recently wasn’t an acting gig at all. On Viceland’s “Black Market,” the actor served as a real-world journalist – entering the dangerous world of illicit trade, such as gambling underworld in New York, »

- Michael Schneider

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Scarlett Johansson sharpens her comedic chops in “Rough Night”

14 June 2017 3:58 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Despite having yet to receive an Academy Award nomination, Scarlett Johansson has developed a reputation as one of Hollywood’s best actresses. Whether she’s in art house fare, kicking ass as part of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe, or anchoring her own bigger budget flicks, she a true A-lister. One of the things she hasn’t done too much of late, but that she has a real aptitude for, is make people laugh. Yes, Johansson is an underrated comedic actress. Whenever she’s gone for humor, she’s succeeded in a big way. With a new release this weekend focusing on that, not only is it a good time to discuss her comic talents, but to reiterate her skill level overall. This week, she stars in the raunchy female centric comedy Rough Night. In it, Johansson plays Jess, a bride to be who is about to have a bachelorette party to remember. »

- Joey Magidson

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Fox Promotes Rick Phillips at Newly-Acquired Game Studio FoxNext

8 June 2017 3:54 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

FoxNext Games — the virtual reality and gaming division launched in January at 20th Century Fox Film and Fox Networks Group — has promoted Rick Phillips to President of Licensing and Publishing. The move follows FoxNext’s acquisition of mobile gaming developer Aftershock earlier this week. Also Read: Fox's New Virtual Reality Unit Plans 'Planet of the Apes' Experience, Spike Jonze Project Phillips previously oversaw Fox’s game licensing across mobile, console, PC, social and online gaming. He’ll work with former Aftershock exec Aaron Loeb, President of Studios at FoxNext. In an interview with TheWrap, Phillips said FoxNext will »

- Sean Burch

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10 Best Movies and TV Shows to Stream in June

30 May 2017 11:59 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

The major online streaming platforms know they've got to haul out the big guns when those lovely summer days try to tempt viewers outside, i.e. that place with sunshine and fresh air. (Nice try, summer!) This month, Hulu revives David Lynch's crowning achievement; Amazon's adding two of 2016's best films not named Moonlight; Netflix trots a recent Cannes smash involving Tilda Swinton and a superpig; and even minor-leaguer Acorn gets in the game with a handsome crime procedural to fill that Borgen-shaped hole in your heart. And of course, »

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Amir Bar-Lev’s ‘Long Strange Trip’ to Making the Definitive Grateful Dead Documentary

25 May 2017 1:20 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In 2003, Amir Bar-Lev (“Happy Valley,” “The Tillman Story”) had just one film under his belt, “Fighter,” and a lofty idea for his next project: the definitive Grateful Dead documentary. It was a daunting task that would end up taking 14 years, 11 of them trying to get the band’s blessing and the proverbial ball rolling, and another three producing and shooting the film. “Long Strange Trip” finally opens in theaters on May 25 and arrives to Amazon Prime Video on June 2.

Clocking in at just under four hours and divided into six acts, the doc chronicles the Bay Area band’s incredible journey from the early days of the San Francisco Acid Tests to the death of legendary guitarist and co-founder Jerry Garcia.

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Bar-Lev, a self-described Deadhead, first discovered the Dead’s music as a teenager in Berkeley, California. He is quick to note that 1973 is »

- Jeff Cornell

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Cannes Review: Marion Cotillard Won’t Stay Dead in Arnaud Desplechin’s Opening Night Film, ‘Ismael’s Ghosts’

17 May 2017 3:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Within its first half hour, “Ismael’s Ghosts” weaves together espionage, melodrama, supernatural hauntings, and a filmmaker’s creative crisis. It’s the most ambitious movie to date from French director Arnaud Desplechin, whose ensemble dramas “A Christmas Tale” and “My Golden Years” also dealt with characters coping with their troubled pasts. This time, it’s a wild hodgepodge of genres that often risk collapsing on top of each other. At its best, the movie is a freewheeling gambit, hurtling in multiple directions at once, and it’s thrilling to watch Desplechin try juggle them all.

“Ismael’s Ghosts” within the confines of a movie imagined by its main character: a dense, labyrinthine spy story involving the experiences of young recruit Ivan (Louie Garrel) who’s services straight out of school. Minutes into that setup, Desplechin pulls out to reveal the world of disheveled writer-director Ismael (Mathieu Amalric), a rugged, »

- Eric Kohn

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The Cannes Film Festival Buyers Guide: Who’s Buying the Movies You’ll Watch

15 May 2017 1:02 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Buyers return to Cannes like swallows to the Capistranos, but this year they’ll find a hostile landscape. Too many buyers, too few titles, and streaming-service disruptors are driving up prices all the while, making North American prebuys increasingly necessary.

That’s hazardous terrain: Witness the Weinstein Company’s $6 million bid for transgender drama “3 Generations” (aka “After Ray”). Two years later, after a title change and poor reviews on and off the festival circuit, the drama starring Elle Fanning and Susan Sarandon finally received a May 5 release. Total domestic gross to date: $46,421.

That was in 2015, the last year that TWC held its then-annual dog-and-pony show for buyers and press at the Majestic Hotel. This year, like the last, they’ll hold court on their yacht, which also serves as their offices — still tony, but on a budget; it’s a lot less expensive than that prime Croissette real estate. Meanwhile, »

- Anne Thompson and Graham Winfrey

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The Cannes Film Festival Buyers Guide: Who’s Buying the Movies You’ll Watch

15 May 2017 1:02 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Buyers return to Cannes like swallows to the Capistranos, but this year they’ll find a hostile landscape. Too many buyers, too few titles, and streaming-service disruptors are driving up prices all the while, making North American prebuys increasingly necessary.

That’s hazardous terrain: Witness the Weinstein Company’s $6 million bid for transgender drama “3 Generations” (aka “After Ray”). Two years later, after a title change and poor reviews on and off the festival circuit, the drama starring Elle Fanning and Susan Sarandon finally received a May 5 release. Total domestic gross to date: $46,421.

That was in 2015, the last year that TWC held its then-annual dog-and-pony show for buyers and press at the Majestic Hotel. This year, like the last, they’ll hold court on their yacht, which also serves as their offices — still tony, but on a budget; it’s a lot less expensive than that prime Croissette real estate. Meanwhile, »

- Anne Thompson and Graham Winfrey

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It's the real thing by Anne-Katrin Titze

14 May 2017 10:44 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Caveh Zahedi: "I think honesty is the most subversive thing you can do in this world." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

An episode spoofing Spike Jonze and Viceland with Emmy Harrington as "Slut Machine" from Caveh Zahedi's spine-chilling The Show About The Show was a highlight of this year's Tribeca Film Festival N.O.W. Showcase.

Person to Person director Dustin Guy Defa (in Matías Piñeiro's Hermia & Helena), Eléonore Hendricks (Peter Brunner's To the Night with Caleb Landry Jones), Alex Karpovsky (Jess Bond's Rosy with Stacy Martin), Kentucker Audley (Celia Rowlson-Hall's Ma and Charles Poekel's Christmas, Again), Sam Stillman, editor Peter Rinaldi, Applesauce director Onur Tukel and his cinematographer Jason Banker, Amanda Field, and even IndieWire's Eric Kohn have been seduced by the creator to play themselves or others.

"I feel that way about all my films, not just this one. I think they're all a perfect expression of me. »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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