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Ryan Reynolds' Green Lantern Gets An Honest Trailer

15 July 2014 9:42 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

In a universe as vast as it is mysterious, an elite force of protectors for peace and justice has existed for centuries. They are the Green Lantern Corps. When a new enemy called Parallax threatens to destroy the Universe, their fate and the fate of Earth lie in the hands of the Corps' newest recruit, the first human ever selected: Hal Jordan (Ryan Reynolds). Bringing the popular superhero to the big screen for the first time, Green Lantern also stars Blake Lively (Gossip Girl), Peter Sarsgaard (Orphan), Mark Strong (Sherlock Holmes), Academy Award® nominee Angela Bassett* and Academy Award® winner Tim Robbins**. Green Lantern was directed by Martin Campbell, from a script written by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, Michael J. Green, and Michael Goldenberg. The film starred: Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard, Mark Strong, Tim Robbins, Taika Waititi, Temuera Morrison, and Angela Bassett. »

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Somerset House talks revealed

10 July 2014 4:43 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Flight of the ConchordsJemaine Clement and Taika Waititi, outgoing Film4 boss Tessa Ross and director Richard Ayoade to feature in conversation.

The line-up has been announced for this year’s Behind the Screen at Somerset House, featuring filmmakers in conversation as part of the 10th Film4 Summer Screen season (Aug 7-20).

Richard Ayoade, director of The Double and Submarine, will discuss his cinematic inspirations and influences ahead a screening of one of his favourite films, The 400 Blows.

Tessa Ross, the outgoing head of Film4 Productions whose credits include the Oscar-winning 12 Years A Slave and Slumdog Millionaire, will talk about the films that make her passionate for cinema.

Flight of the ConchordsJemaine Clement and Taika Waititi will fly in from New Zealand to talk about their careers in comedy, which has led to vampire mockumentary What We Do in the Shadows on the night it receives its UK premiere at Somerset House.

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

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PiFan 2014: Preview Part 2 - World Fantastic Cinema

9 July 2014 1:04 AM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

With just over a week until PiFan, the biggest celebration of genre cinema anywhere in Asia, Team Twitch is barely able to contain our excitement. So instead of sweating and fidgeting uncomfortably, we're putting our anticipation to practical use and previewing some of our hot tips and most anticipated titles for the fest. Today it is my turn to dissect the ungainly World Fantastic Cinema programme - an orgy of 44 titles from all corners of the globe that makes up the backbone of the PiFan showcase.There are definitely a few I can recommend right off the bat, namely Jermaine Clement and Taika Waititi's uproarious vampire comedy What We Do In The Shadows (which Ryland reviewed here), Jerome Sable's eccentric, ambitious slasher musical Stage Fright...

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‘Two Days’ Wins Sydney Festival Prize

17 June 2014 10:19 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne’s “Two Days One Night,” won the Sydney Film Prize on the closing night of the Sydney Film Festival.

The film was chosen by a jury headed by Rachel Perkins and filmmakers Khalo Matabane (South Africa) and Oh Jung-wan (South Korea), film critic and curator Shelly Kraicer (Canada) and Australian actress Rachael Blake.

The festival’s audience award went to “Winter Sleep,” the Nuri Bilge Ceylan film which last month won Cannes’ Palme d’Or.

The inaugural Documentary Australia Foundation Award went to “35 Letters,” directed and written by Janine Hosking. Special mention went to “Tender,” directed by Lynette Wallworth.

The Dendy Awards for Australian Short Films went to “I Want to Dance Better at Parties,” directed and written by Matthew Bate and Gideon Obarzanek.

The Yoram Gross Animation Award went to Phantom Limb, directed, written and produced by Alex Grigg. The Rouben Mamoulian Award for Best »

- Patrick Frater

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Two Days, One Night wins in Sydney

16 June 2014 6:07 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Dardenne brothers’ Two Days, One Night, starring Marion Cotillard, wins Sydney Film Prize.

Two Days, One Night, the Palme d’Or nominated drama from Belgian brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne starring Marion Cotillard, has won the seventh Sydney Film Prize.

The feature beat 11 other contenders due to “its masterfully elegant storytelling, its dedication to a fiercely humanistic, super-realist worldview, its brave, essential commitment to community solidarity, and its celebration of a woman’s power and vitality”.

The comments were made by jury president and local filmmaker Rachel Perkins when announcing the award last night (June 15), the final night of the 61st Sydney Film Festival.

The film is about a woman who has to convince her factory colleagues to forfeit their bonuses in order for her to keep her job,.

The Sydney Film Prize aims to recognise “courageous, audacious and cutting-edge” film.

The Dardennes were in Amsterdam for the release of the film, so were unable »

- Sandy.George@me.com (Sandy George)

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Full guest line up for Sydney Film Festival 2014

29 May 2014 5:07 PM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Direct from its world-premiere screening at the Cannes Film Festival, Sff and Vivid Ideas are proud to present the Australian Premiere of the highly anticipated futuristic thriller The Rover and host  director David Michôd, actors Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson and producer Liz Watts at the State Theatre on Saturday 7 June. The Rover screens as part of Sff’s Official Competition. Michôd, Pearce, Pattinson and Watts will also give a talk as part of Vivid Ideas at Town Hall on Sunday 8 June.

Actor Cate Blanchett will attend the Festival to introduce a special screening of DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon 2 the second chapter of the epic trilogy in which Blanchett is the voice of the character Valka. The screening is held at 2pm on Public Holiday Monday, 9 June, at Event Cinemas George Street.

UK visual artists and film directors Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard introduce Sff’s Opening Night Film, »

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Book Now: Somerset House Film4 Summer Screen 2014 Programme Announced

20 May 2014 1:56 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

It’s that time of year again when Somerset House launch their wonderful Summer Screen season and once again, you can’t fail to be impressed. That’s not all either because if you’re quick, as it closes on Thursday, you can vote for the Audience favourite as they’re celebrating their 10th Anniversary!

To mark the milestone season, the Best of 10 vote will relinquish control from the curators for one night and for the first time, let you ladies and gents choose which film you’d like to see again at Somerset House. A list of 10 films, selected from some of the best-sellers since the season first began, are in the link box below for you to vote on!

The winner will then be added to the bill and voters will be invited to an exclusive 24 hour pre-sale, to be given the chance to secure tickets first for this special one-off anniversary night. »

- Dan Bullock

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Cannes: Movies With Pickup Buzz in the Market

14 May 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

4 Minute Mile

Director: Charles-Olivier Michaud

Producers: Mark Disalle, Deborah Moore, Jennifer Reibman, Micah Sparks

Cast: Analeigh Tipton, Cam Gigandet, Kim Basinger

Sales: Double Dutch Intl.

Autobahn

Director: Eran Creevy

Producers: Joel Silver, Ben Pugh, Brian Kavanaugh Jones, Rory Aitken

Cast: Felicity Jones, Nicholas Hoult, Anthony Hopkins, Ben Kingsley

A young American couple is caught between two ruthless criminals.

Sales: Im Global

Before I Disappear

Director: Shawn Christensen

Producers: Shawn Christensen, Damon Russell, Lucan Toh, Terry Leonard, Paul Wesley

Cast: Shawn Christensen, Fatima Ptacek, Emmy Rossum

Feature based on 2012 Oscar-winning short “Curfew,” about a man forced to look after his precocious 11-year-old niece. Market premiere.

Sales: Electric Entertainment

The Better Angels

Director: A. J. Edwards

Producers: Terrence Malick, Nicolas Gonda, Jake DeVito and Charley Beil

Cast: Jason Clarke, Diane Kruger, Brit Marling, Wes Bentley

The story of Abraham Lincoln’s youth. Market premiere.

Sales: Electric Entertainment

Cell

Director: Tod “Kip” Williams

Producers: Richard Saperstein, »

- Variety Staff

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Sydney reveals competition line-up

10 May 2014 4:46 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Nick Cave documentary 20,000 Days on Earth and titles set for Cannes among Sydney Film Festival competiton contenders.

In an unusual move the Sydney Film Festival has included among its official competition contenders, the June 4 opening night film 20,000 Days on Earth, which digs deep into the life of Australian-born musician and artist Nick Cave and won the top prize for documentary at the Sundance Film Festival.

This year will also see the biggest number of Australian films in the competition. David Michôd’s The Rover will come fresh from Cannes and the other two are Ruin, which writer/directors Amiel Courtin-Wilson and Michael Cody filmed in Cambodia, and Fell, a debut film from Kasimir Burge that will have its world premiere at the annual event. Burge won a Crystal Bear at Berlin for his short Lily.

See below for the full list of the finalists in the seventh year of the A$60,000 ($56,000) competition.

Finishing off the »

- Sandy.George@me.com (Sandy George)

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Casting: Devine, George, Compton, Slaughter

5 May 2014 11:07 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Pitch Perfect 2

Comedian and actor Adam Devine is set to return for the follow-up to the a capella comedy hit "Pitch Perfect" at Universal Pictures and Gold Circle Films.

Devine played Bumper Allen, leader of the all-male campus singing champions The Treblemakers. Elizabeth Banks is directing the follow-up which begins filming this month. [Source: Deadline]

The Insect King

Melissa George ("The Good Wife," "Alias") is attached to star in Priscilla Cameron's coming-of-age tale "The Insect King" for 108 Media. Taika Waititi and Sophie Lowe also star.

The story follows a motherless 13-year-old boy who falls in love with an exotic 40-year-old woman only to discover that he is in competition with his father for her affections. [Source: Deadline]

Halloween 3D

Actress Scout Taylor-Compton has seemingly confirmed that Dimension Films' upcoming "Halloween 3D" will be a continuation of the two Rob Zombie-directed films rather than a reboot. "No longer, no more secrets. »

- Garth Franklin

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Cannes: 108 takes Insect King

5 May 2014 10:36 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

108 Media has picked up world sales on the feel-good drama starring Melissa George.

Priscilla Cameron wrote and will direct the story of a boy without a mother who battles with his father for the affections of an exotic 40-year-old woman.

Bridget Callow-Wright produces and Taika Waititi and Sophie Lowe also star.

108 Media’s market slate includes He Never Died with Henry Rollins and The Privileged starring Sam Teammell. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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108 takes The Insect King to Cannes

5 May 2014 10:36 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

108 Media has picked up world sales on the feel-good drama starring Melissa George.

Priscilla Cameron wrote and will direct the story of a boy without a mother who battles with his father for the affections of an exotic 40-year-old woman.

Bridget Callow-Wright produces and Taika Waititi and Sophie Lowe also star.

108 Media’s market slate includes He Never Died with Henry Rollins and The Privileged starring Sam Teammell. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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When You're A Vampire You Become Very Sexy. Watch The What We Do In The Shadows Trailer Now!

2 May 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

A big hit at the Sundance film festival - after which it rolled on to Berlin and SXSW with similar results - the first trailer has arrived for New Zealand horror comedy What We Do In The Shadows. Shot on the sly and out of sight by Flight Of The Conchords star Jemaine Clement and acclaimed Boy director Taika Waititi the film is presented as a mock documentary about a trio of vampires sharing an apartment in the modern world. And, yes, it's not hard at all to see why it received such a fantastic response. Check the trailer below....

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Watch: First Trailer For Jemaine Clement & Taika Waititi's Vampire Comedy 'What We Do In The Shadows'

2 May 2014 9:16 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

While his “Flight of the Conchords” partner Bret McKenzie has been winning an Oscar and showing up in a very small blink-and-you’ll-miss-it role in “The Hobbit” movies, Jemaine Clement hasn’t exactly been resting on his laurels either, playing the big bad in “Men in Black 3” and doing some voice-over work in the kid-targeting “Rio” movies. He’s also been hard at work at co-directing the vampire comedy “What We Do In The Shadows” with Taika Waititi, and now the first trailer has arrived to draw some first blood. Running over two minutes long, the trailer does a great job at selling the off-center sense of humor that made Hollywood take notice of Clement. The first thing you notice right off the bat (ha!) is that the film is yet another entry into the mockumentary genre but as we noted in our SXSW review, the film absolutely follows »

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New Trailer For Jemaine Clement's What We Do In The Shadows

2 May 2014 2:49 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Still missing Flight Of The Conchords? Well, we have a Friday treat for you. What We Do In The Shadows, a vampire mockumentary that seems to boast equally outlandish levels of silliness, is the handiwork of Clement and Conchords director Taika Waititi, and reunites them with Murray himself, Rhys Darby. Check out the film's new trailer below for a taster. Set in New Zealand, Shadows follows the day-to-day lives of vampires Viago (Waititi), Deacon (Jonathan Brugh), and Vladislav (Clement) as they strive heroically to cope with the demands of modern life. There's all the usual complexities of flat sharing (rent-shy flatmates, bills to be paid, chores), complicated by some rather more unusual ones (the constant craving for human blood, the untimely arrival of vampire hunters, vampire hipsters).Runs the synopsis: "Hundreds of years old, the vampires are finding that beyond sunlight catastrophes, hitting the main artery, and not being able »

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'What We Do In The Shadows' Trailer Questions Vampiric Day To Day Life

1 May 2014 3:39 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The mockumentary is an oft forgotten sub-genre shuffled to the back like a cousin everyone is vaguely embarrassed by but no one can remember why. Even when it manages to excel like with 'This Is Spinal Tap' and 'District 9,' it's star never quite reaches escape velocity. Maybe 'What We Do In The Shadows' can change that.  We can all agree the vampire genre is looking pretty drained at the moment — zing! The final nail in the coffin probably being the eye-roll inducing 'Twilight' franchise but even more that these posh undead had one foot in the grave. But perhaps this movie will be the one to bring the genre back from the dead. Okay, now that I've got that out of my system... Being hailed as a vampire comedy (vam-com?), 'What We Do In The Shadows' the New Zealand film stars Taika Waititi, »

- Donna Dickens

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'What We Do in the Shadows' Trailer

1 May 2014 2:38 PM, PDT | FlicksNews.net | See recent FlicksNews.net news »

Here's the official trailer for 'What We Do in the Shadows' directed by and staring Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement.  Also staring are Jonathan Brugh, Ben Fransham, Jackie Van Bee,  Cori Gonzalez-Macuer and Rhys Darby.

The film follows the lives of Viago (Taika Waititi), Deacon (Jonathan Brugh), and Vladislav (Jemaine Clement) - three flatmates who are just trying to get by and overcome life's obstacles-like being immortal vampires who must feast on human blood. Hundreds of years old, the vampires are finding that beyond sunlight catastrophes, hitting the main artery, and not being able to get a sense of their wardrobe without a reflection-modern society has them struggling with the mundane like paying rent, keeping up with the chore wheel, trying to get into nightclubs, and overcoming flatmate conflicts.

It has a 12th date June for New Zealand but no word on a official release date anywhere else outside of festivals. »

- noreply@blogger.com (Flicks News)

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'What We Do in the Shadows' Trailer Shows Vampires in a New Light

1 May 2014 1:35 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Given the odd habits of most vampires, such as their nocturnal lifestyle and thirst for blood, it would only seem natural that three of them would be able to live together in the same house, as seen in the upcoming comedy What We Do in the Shadows. Following its critically-acclaimed run at film festivals such as Sundance, Berlin, SXSW and the recent Stanley Film Festival, the first trailer has been released for this mockumentary, where a film crew is invited into the abode shared by bloodsuckers Vladislav (Jemaine Clement), Vlago (Taika Waititi) and Deacon (Jonathan Brugh), as they bicker about household chores and plead with a bouncer to let them into a bar, since they have to literally be invited in. Take a look at the first footage from this upcoming comedy, which does not have a domestic release date set at this time.

Follow the lives of Viago (Taika Waititi »

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Vampire Mocumentary What We Do in the Shadows Trailer

1 May 2014 1:34 PM, PDT | Best-Horror-Movies.com | See recent Best-Horror-Movies.com news »

What We Do in the Shadows just played at the Stanley Film Festival and has been getting some good reviews for its hilarious look at the vampire culture. The film is a New Zealand horror comedy and is about a group of vampires who live together in Wellington New Zealand. The film is based on a 2006 short film of the same name by Waititi and Clement. The film will be released in New Zealand on June 12 2014. Check out the trailer below. Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement both wrote directed and star in the film. »

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‘What We Do in the Shadows’ Trailer: The Real World: Twilight

1 May 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

What’s the strongest sign that pop culture has become too saturated by a specific movie genre? When that genre becomes the subject of unapologetically silly works of satire. Case in point: vampire mockumentary What We Do in the Shadows, a recent favorite from this year’s Sundance Film Festival. The first trailer for the movie, seen above, doesn’t directly reference the glut of television and cinema catered toward the fanged bloodsuckers of legend, mind, but it’s hard not to watch without making assumptions about authorial intent.

The film comes to us courtesy of New Zealand talents Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi. Their names may be better-recognized in the States for their work on such TV projects as Flight of the Conchords and Eagle vs Shark, as well as their respective roles in movies ranging from Men in Black 3 to Click to continue reading ‘What We Do in the Shadows »

- Andy Crump

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