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Fishes Out Of Water: Characters Out Of Place and Time

Stephen King’s The Dark Tower series follows the last Gunslinger, Roland (Idris Elba), who has been locked in an eternal battle with the Man in Black (Matthew McConaughey), and is determined to prevent him from toppling the Dark Tower which holds the universe together. Roland reluctantly helps earthborn Jake (Tom Taylor) who has unimaginable power that the Man in Black wants to exploit, and in doing so both Roland and Jake are transported in to worlds unknown to them. To celebrate the film adaptation of The Dark Tower arriving on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download on December 11th we take a look at other great characters who have seemed out their depth in a new place and time.

Back To The Future

Perhaps an obvious choice, but Marty McFly’s adventures in the Back to the Future series are the most notable when thinking of a classic fish out of water scenario.
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‘Riviera’, ‘Bounty Hunters’ To Get Second Seasons At Sky

In an official press release, Sky has revealed that it has commissioned second seasons of Julia Stiles-led south of France crime series Riviera, as well as another run for Jack Whitehall’s Bounty Hunters. It also confirmed Gareth Evans’ Gangs Of London, which we reported news of yesterday and a total of 50 original series for broadcast in 2018.

24 of the 50 productions are returning shows, so says the broadcaster.

Following its phenomenal success earlier this year Sky’s best-performing original series to date, Riviera returns with Julia Stiles reprising the role of Georgina Clios for another high-octane series about the lives of the super-rich on the Côte d’Azur. Jack Whitehall’s comedy thriller Bounty Hunters is set to return for more action and adventure. And brand-new drama Gangs of London, a fresh and original gangland thriller, will take viewers on an adrenaline-fuelled journey into the hidden heart of the capital.
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Sky Orders London Gangland Drama With Cinemax, Season 2 of 'Riviera'

European pay TV giant Sky on Tuesday evening unveiled several new and returning original series, including a newly ordered drama with the working title Gangs of London, co-commissioned with Cinemax, and season 2 of Julia Stiles starrer Riviera.

Sky also announced that comedy thriller Bounty Hunters, starring Jack Whitehall, would return for a second season. It further unveiled three new comedies as part of the Sky Arts channel's "true(ish)" cultural history series Urban Myths, featuring stories about David Bowie, Alice Cooper and Salvador Dali, as well as Public Enemy. Plus arts documentary Ronnie Wood Artist in Residence will provide added star power in the form of...
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The Last Word: Michael Moore on Trump, Springsteen and Where We're Headed

The Last Word: Michael Moore on Trump, Springsteen and Where We're Headed
Illustration by Mark Summers for Rolling Stone

On July 21st, 2016 – at a time when nearly every political pundit and member of the mainstream media thought that Donald Trump didn't have even a chance of beating Hillary ClintonMichael Moore went public with his belief that the Republican candidate was going to win. "You are living in a bubble that comes with an adjoining echo chamber where you and your friends are convinced the American people are not going to elect an idiot for president," he wrote in a pleading messages to Americans,
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‘mother!’: Darren Aronofsky Answers All Your Burning Questions About the Film’s Shocking Twists and Meanings

‘mother!’: Darren Aronofsky Answers All Your Burning Questions About the Film’s Shocking Twists and Meanings
When did Paramount know that “mother!” was a problem? Nothing about the film should have been a surprise to the studio; Aronofsky sold the $30-million movie to late studio chairman Brad Grey on a pitch, running through the audacious allegorical concept beat by beat. Maybe the studio concentrated on the Jennifer Lawrence of it all, until tracking showed the numbers wouldn’t support the long haul of a platform release. So Paramount moved the date up by a month, to come on the heels of the film’s festival debuts.

Meanwhile, Aronofsky convinced Paramount to skip preview screenings; this left the studio anxiously urging the director to explain the movie, off the record, to the press corps. After a strong reaction at its Venice debut, the “mother!” team started to discuss the film in more detail on the record at the Toronto Film Festival. In his interviews with journalists and
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‘mother!’: Darren Aronofsky Answers All Your Burning Questions About the Film’s Shocking Twists and Meanings

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‘mother!’: Darren Aronofsky Answers All Your Burning Questions About the Film’s Shocking Twists and Meanings
When did Paramount know that “mother!” was a problem? Nothing about the film should have been a surprise to the studio; Aronofsky sold the $30-million movie to late studio chairman Brad Grey on a pitch, running through the audacious allegorical concept beat by beat. Maybe the studio concentrated on the Jennifer Lawrence of it all, until tracking showed the numbers wouldn’t support the long haul of a platform release. So Paramount moved the date up by a month, to come on the heels of the film’s festival debuts.

Meanwhile, Aronofsky convinced Paramount to skip preview screenings; this left the studio anxiously urging the director to explain the movie, off the record, to the press corps. After a strong reaction at its Venice debut, the “mother!” team started to discuss the film in more detail on the record at the Toronto Film Festival. In his interviews with journalists and
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‘mother!’: How to Explain What Darren Aronfosky’s Insane Movie is Really About

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‘mother!’: How to Explain What Darren Aronfosky’s Insane Movie is Really About
Darren Aronofsky’s “mother!” is finally playing in theaters nationwide, which means everyone now has the opportunity to discover what’s turning into the most polarizing film of 2017. Paramount Pictures has been marketing the movie as a home invasion horror film, but that’s only part of what Aronofsky has in store for audiences. As IndieWire’s Ben Croll made clear in his A- review, “mother!” is the most audacious film the director has ever made.

Once the credits begin to roll, viewers are bound to have more than a few questions about why they just saw. The truth is that “mother!” is a difficult film to process after only one viewing. To help guide you through Aronofsky’s house of horrors, a few members of IndieWire’s staff shared their own interpretations of the movie. Needless to say, there is more than one way to explain Aronofsky’s shocking vision.
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Review: “David Lynch—The Art Life” (2016; Directed by Jon Nguyen, Rick Barnes, Olivia Neergaard-Holm); Criterion Blu-ray Special Edition

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“Portrait Of The Artist As A Young And Old Man”

By Raymond Benson

David Lynch is today’s foremost surrealist. In many ways, he has taken up the mantle begun by those artists of the 1920s who attempted to present in tangible, visual forms the juxtapositions, bizarre logic, and beauty/horror of dreams. Salvador Dalí, Luis Buñuel, Man Ray, Germaine Dulac, René Magritte—to name a few.

Most people know Lynch from his films, but as this thoughtful and insightful documentary reveals, he is and has always been primarily a painter. Lynch began his career in the “art life” studying and practicing fine art… and he sort of fell into filmmaking along the way. Even today, despite his recent foray back into television with Twin Peaks—The Return on Showtime, Lynch spends most of his time in his home studio drinking coffee, smoking cigarettes, and painting.

The film is narrated
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Salvador Dali, You’re Not the Father! Artist Cleared in Paternity Case After His Body Is Exhumed

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Salvador Dali, You’re Not the Father! Artist Cleared in Paternity Case After His Body Is Exhumed
Congratulations, Salvador Dali; you’re off the hook on a paternity claim. And all it required was for your body to be exhumed. The surrealist painter’s foundation said Wednesday that tests have concluded that Dali isn’t the father of Maria Pilar Abel Martinez. “The Court of First Instance No. 11 in Madrid has given notice to the lawyers of the Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí (the law firm Roca Junyent) of the report issued by the National Institute of Toxicology and Forensic Sciences in which, after analyzing the biological samples of Pilar Abel Martínez and those obtained in the exhumation of the remains of.
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Coming Soon: ‘Buñuel in the Labyrinth of Turtles’

Perhaps by January, the animated story of Luis Buñuel and how he became who he became will be on the festival circuit. Animated out of Spain by The Glow Animation Studio created by Manuel Cristóbal, Salvador Simó and José Mª Fdez. de Vega, in Almendralejo, in the region of Extremadura in the Southwest of Spain where Las Hurdes is also located where Luis Buñuel filmed his documentary Land Without Bread in the 1930s and the location where the studio is shooting its first feature film, Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles based on the graphic novel of the same name by Fermín Solís.

We develop and produce animation and visual effects in projects of our own creation or in co-production. We like to work on independent projects, with a different, innovative vision of the world of entertainment and an international vocation.

1930, Paris, the film L’Age d’Or is a scandal and Luis Buñuel,
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Antonio Brown Debuts Hipster Handlebar Mustache

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[[tmz:video id="0_g4o3a20j"]] Watch out, NFL -- Antonio Brown's got some gnarly new lip hair ... and he's using it to haunt your dreams. Ab's going the Dick Dastardly route with his lip warmer -- rockin' a hipster twist on the handlebar mustache on the way to his pre-season game against the NY Giants.  With this new look, Ab joins a short but prestigious list of celebrity hipster handlebar wearers including Rollie Fingers, Salvador Dali, William Howard Taft,
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‘Escapes’ Review: A Breezy, Rambling Doc About the TV Actor Who Slept Around, Cheated Death, and Wrote ‘Blade Runner’

‘Escapes’ Review: A Breezy, Rambling Doc About the TV Actor Who Slept Around, Cheated Death, and Wrote ‘Blade Runner’
In order to understand the kind of life that Hampton Fancher has led, consider this: He once spent a month living in sin with a schizophrenic lingerie model, and it barely merits a passing mention in the breezy documentary that “Experimenter” director Michael Almereyda has made about him. Fancher is just one of those guys — you know the kind. The word is usually “raconteur,” but that doesn’t quite seem to cover it, here. In fact, there isn’t a word in the English language that does.

Born in 1938 and an undefinable survivor ever since, Fancher choreographed striptease routines for his sister when he was 10, he snuck about a ship to Spain when he was 15, where he became a flamenco dancer before sailing back to the States with Marlon Brando and Salvador Dali. He started working as a two-bit television actor, though he really only liked the job for the
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Salvador Dalí’s Exhumed Body Still Has Signature Mustache Intact

Upon exhuming Spanish surrealist painter Salvador Dalí‘s body for a paternity test, forensic experts found that his famous mustache was still intact Thursday night. According to one of the experts, Dalí’s trademark still remained in the “classic shape of ten past ten,” like the hands of a clock, says the BBC. After a four-hour operation, parts of the […]

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Salvador Dali’s Iconic Moustache Stands Test Of Time As Artist’s Body Exhumed For Paternity Test

Figueres, Spain – Officials in Spain say that hair, nails and two long bones have been removed from Salvador Dali’s embalmed remains to find genetic samples for a paternity test – a move that opens the possibility for a woman who says she is the surrealist artist’s daughter to claim part of the Dali estate. Pilar […]
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Against Interpreting Cocteau

Close-Up is a feature that spotlights films now playing on Mubi. Jean Cocteau's The Blood of a Poet (1932) is playing July 5 - August 4, 2017 on Mubi in the United States as part of the series Cocteau's Poets.“…images born of cinema with the cosmogony of a poet.”—Henri Langlois on The Blood of a PoetThe films of Jean Cocteau have distinguished themselves among early twentieth-century cinema at large. This is due, arguably, to Cocteau’s works existing best as experiences rather than as proper films, and to their openness to interpretation. This is especially true of Cocteau’s The Blood of a Poet, made in 1930 but not shown publicly until 1932, and one which has inspired as many critical interpretations since the filmmaker’s death in 1963 as Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights, Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring, or Bergman’s Persona. Like those works, The Blood of a Poet
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Salvador Dali’s Body To Be Exhumed In Paternity Suit Brought By Maria Pilar Abel Martinez

Artist Salvador Dali‘s body has been ordered to be exhumed in accordance with a paternity suit brought by a woman in Spain. The woman, Maria Pilar Abel Martinez, 61, claims that her mother had a secret affair with Dali while she was working as a maid for a neighbor of Daili’s in the ’50s. Martinez’s mother told […]

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The Creepy Emmy Contenders of ‘Stranger Things,’ ‘Legion,’ and ‘Westworld’

The Creepy Emmy Contenders of ‘Stranger Things,’ ‘Legion,’ and ‘Westworld’
Without “Game of Thrones” in Emmy contention, the VFX race has become wide open, with “Stranger Things,” “Legion,” “Westworld,” “American Gods,” and “Black Mirror” stepping up with creepy characters and supernatural situations.

Highlights include the Demogorgon creature from “Stranger Things,” the exploding kitchen from “Legion,” the final reveal of Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) and all of her inner workings from “Westworld,” the incredible sex scene from “American Gods” with Bilquis, the Queen of Sheeba (Yetide Badaki), and the disgusting spider with a human head from the “Playtest” episode of “Black Mirror.”

Meet the Demogorgon from “Stranger Things

The cool thing about the Demogorgon from “Stranger Things” (directed by the Duffer Brothers) is it fits so well with the ’80s low-tech vibe. As the boogeyman from the Upside Down (named from “Dungeons & Dragons”), the creature represents a wonderful hybrid of practical and CG.

Aaron Sims Creative did the design, and the
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Meaning and Madness: Close-Up on Luis Buñuel's "Viridiana" and "The Exterminating Angel"

Close-Up is a column that spotlights films now playing on Mubi. Luis Buñuel's Viridiana (1961) is showing June 17 - July 17 and The Exterminating Angel (1962) is showing June 18 - July 18, 2017 in the United Kingdom.ViridianaIt’s impossible to avoid describing the films of Spanish director Luis Buñuel as “surreal,” and yet to do so is woefully insufficient. This is for two reasons. In the first place, Buñuel never made one kind of film. In the second place, even his strangest films deal with social reality.Early in his career Buñuel did associate himself with the Surrealist art movement. Among his first productions were the infamous Un chien Andalou (1929) and L'âge d'or (1930), experimental narratives co-written by Salvador Dali in which bizarre and violent psychosexual incidents connect via absurd dream logic. It’s worth bearing in mind that the Surrealists never meant “surreal” to act as a mere label for the uniquely strange.
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