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8 items from 2017

A Midsummer Night's Dream Trailer Introduces a Real Butthead

13 June 2017 3:21 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream is set for a new adaptation and it features a literal butthead. Head of an ass is supposed to be the head of a donkey, but this "fresh" new take will feature a literal interpretation on the age-old pun. Bottom will have an actual ass for a face and you can see it in the picture below, no pun intended. Shakespeare wrote the comedy in 1595/1596 and it portrays the events surrounding the marriage of Thseus, the Duke of Athens, to Hippolyta, the former queen of the Amazons. The events include the adventures of six amateur actors, aka the Mechanics and four Athenian lovers who are controlled and manipulated by fairies who live in the forest where most of the play is set.

The trailer for A Midsummer Night's Dream comes to us courtesy of Entertainment Weekly and in addition to the previously mentioned ass face, »

- MovieWeb

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Insurgent launches 'Puppy Love' in Cannes

20 May 2017 11:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Hopper Penn, Paz de la Huerta, and Rosanna Arquette lead comedy.

Insurgent Media head of international sales Christian De Gallegos and his team have commenced talks here with worldwide buyers on Puppy Love starring Hopper Penn, Paz de la Huerta, and Rosanna Arquette.

Michael Maxxis’ dramatic comedy also stars Donald Cerrone, Colleen Camp, Mickey Avalon and Wayne Newton.

The story charts a year in the life of a young man who falls in love with a drug-addled prostitute.

Principal photography wrapped last month in Edmonton, Canada.

David Michaels, George Parra and Nicolette Saina produced, while Sam Osman served as executive producer and financed through Film Alberta Studios.

Insurgent Media CEO Ezna Sands said: “We’re very excited about this film. It’s genuinely unique, funny and stunning to look at. Michael Maxxis is a director with a very bright future and I sincerely hope that this gem marks the beginning of many years of collaboration between »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Tribeca Film Review: ‘House of Z’

24 April 2017 9:06 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In the fashion world as in cinema, the only thing more exciting than a spectacular crash-and-burn is the ensuing comeback, and “House of Z” diligently adheres to that formula in detailing the up-and-down career of famed American designer Zac Posen. A wunderkind whose Icarus-like flight to the industry’s greatest heights was soon followed by a startling plummet back to Earth, Posen proves an engaging vehicle for a look at art-world pitfalls. Though director Sandy Chronopoulos’ documentary is a somewhat unevenly weighted affair, its candidness and all-access footage should nonetheless help it attract a crowd, following its Tribeca film festival premiere.

Raised in an artistic family in New York City, Posen rocketed to superstardom thanks in part to his tenure at Brooklyn’s St. Ann’s school, where he immediately fell in with such future luminaries as Stella Schnabel, Paz de la Huerta, and Claire Danes, and which served as »

- Nick Schager

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Tribeca Film Festival early bird highlights by Anne-Katrin Titze

18 April 2017 7:29 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Oren Moverman's Time Out of Mind and The Dinner star Richard Gere Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

The Tribeca Film Festival will open this Wednesday, April 19, with the World Premiere of Clive Davis: The Soundtrack Of Our Lives at Radio City Music Hall, followed by performances with Aretha Franklin, Jennifer Hudson, and Earth, Wind & Fire. A transformative Cate Blanchett in Julian Rosefeldt's Manifesto; Sandy Chronopoulos's exposé on Zac Posen, featuring Lola Kirke, André Leon Talley, Stella Schnabel, Paz de la Huerta, Claire Danes and Naomi Campbell in House of Z; Richard Gere (Joseph Cedar's Norman: The Moderate Rise And Tragic Fall Of A New York Fixer), Laura Linney, Steve Coogan and Rebecca Hall in Oren Moverman's The Dinner; Rachel Israel's Keep The Change with Brandon Polansky and Samantha Elisofon are four of this year's feature highlights.

An episode spoofing Spike Jonze and Viceland with Emmy Harrington »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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Hopper Penn & Paz De La Huerta To Topline Indie ‘Puppy Love’

15 March 2017 11:07 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Hopper Penn and Boardwalk Empire alumnae Paz de la Huerta have been set to star in Puppy Love, a dramatic comedy written and to be directed by Michael Maxxis, a music video and commercials director making his feature film debut. Michael Madsen, Donald Cerrone, Rosanna Arquette and Colleen Camp are also aboard. David Michaels, George Parra and Nicolette Saina are producing, and Sam Osman is executive producing and financing via Film Alberta Studios. Principal photography… »

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Hopper Penn, Paz de la Huerta to Star in Dramatic Comedy ‘Puppy Love’

15 March 2017 10:36 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Hopper Penn will star in the dramatic comedy “Puppy Love” alongside Paz de la Huerta, Michael Madsen, Ufc fighter Donald Cerrone, Rosanna Arquette and Colleen Camp. Shooting starts in Edmonton, Alberta, on March 20.

Music video director Michael Maxxis will direct from his own screenplay, based on a year in the life of Maxxis’ male cousin Morgan Fairchild (no relation to the actress) during which he falls in love with a homeless woman he meets through his older brother. The story follows him as he patrols the streets in his car, looking for and meeting up with her in a dysfunctional relationship that grows and develops into something kind, endearing and beautiful.

Elle King and Mickey Avalon will also appear in the movie dramatic comedy, in addition to an extended cameo by Wayne Newton. David Michaels will produce alongside George Parra  and Nicolette Saina, with Sam Osman executive producing and financing under Film Alberta Studios. »

- Dave McNary

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‘My Scientology Movie’ Exclusive Clip: BBC’s Louis Theroux Explores the Controversial Church in New Documentary

6 March 2017 9:15 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

BBC journalist Louis Theroux explores the Church of Scientology in his new documentary, “My Scientology Movie.” “Following a long fascination with the religion and with much experience in dealing with eccentric, unpalatable and unexpected human behavior, the beguilingly unassuming Theroux won’t take no for an answer when his request to enter the Church’s headquarters is turned down,” reads the official description of the film.

Read More: Louis Theroux Takes On Xenu With Documentary ‘My Scientology Movie’ — Review

Besides unscripted scenes, the film, directed by John Dower (“Ronald,” “The Last 48 Hours of Kurt Cobain”), also includes a series of scripted scenes in which actors replay incidents former Scientology members claim they experienced being part of the church. The film features interviews with Jefferson Hawkins, Marc Headley and Marty Rathbun, who all worked for the Church of Scientology in the past, and actors Tom De Vocht, Paz de la Huerta and Steven Mango, »

- Yoselin Acevedo

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My Scientology Movie Review: Bizarre scenes of bikini-clad woman

23 February 2017 7:22 AM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

My Scientology Movie Magnolia Pictures Reviewed by: Harvey Karten, Shockya Grade: B Director: John Dower Writer: Louis Theroux, John Dower Cast: Rob Alter, Tom Cruise, Paz de la Huerta, Tom De Vocht, Jefferson Hawkins, Marc Headley, Steven Mango, Andrew Perez, Marty Rathbun, Stacia Roybal, Conner Stark, Louis Theroux Screened at: Review 1, NYC, 2/22/17 Opens: […]

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- Harvey Karten

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