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The Neon Demon review: Nicolas Winding Refn makes Zoolander 3, but erotic and evil

19 May 2016 9:31 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

There is style and chutzpah in this vampiric story of supermodel cannibals – as well as a superb central turn from Elle Fanning – yet it lacks the focus and wallop of his earlier work

Nicolas Winding Refn brings the cinéma du choc to Cannes with a movie which is fantastically preposterous and objectionable, but expertly varnished with a sheen of pure evil. It features the excellent Elle Fanning whose insouciant freshness is a reason to keep watching: a quality which oddly survives her inevitable journey to the dark side. There is a very great deal of Bret Easton Ellis in this story of vampirism and cannibalism in the La fashion scene — a world which shocks no-one by turning out to be shallow and vicious. If Andy Warhol wanted to remake Abel Ferrara’s The Addiction it might turn out like this. Or maybe if Ferrara wanted to do Zoolander 3.

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- Peter Bradshaw

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‘Captain America: Civil War’ CG Boss Reveals Which Robert Downey Jr. ’80s Movie Inspired That Flashback

19 May 2016 5:31 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

To make Tony Stark look like his younger self in “Captain America: Civil War,” artists referenced Robert Downey Jr.‘s early filmography. They studied him playing mallrat bully Ian in the 1985 comedy “Weird Science,” as the best buddy of Rodney Dangerfield’s son in “Back to School,” and as a drug addicted rich kid in the big-screen adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis‘ “Less Than Zero.” “We went a little closer to ‘Less Than Zero,'” said visual effects supervisor Dan DeLeeuw during an interview with TheWrap this week. “No one wanted the spikey hair from ‘Weird Science’ like I did! »

- Meriah Doty

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Votd: Margot Robbie's "Australian Psycho"

17 May 2016 7:13 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Australian actress Margot Robbie ("Suicide Squad," "The Wolf of Wall Street") has teamed with Vogue magazine for "Australian Psycho," a slickly produced video spoof of the opening of the iconic film adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis' "American Psycho". Robbie takes over for Christian Bale's Patrick Bateman in the clip which takes the already satirical scene and pushes it even further into parody. Check it out below.

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- Garth Franklin

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The Greatest Films Based on Supposedly “Unfilmable” Novels

11 May 2016 12:35 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

No matter what their abundance might tell you, adaptations of classic novels can be tricky. What works best in one medium and what works best in another are seldom the same thing. The two are so different, their strengths and weaknesses so unique and specific, that perhaps the old adage is true: some novels are simply unfilmable. (For example, Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian, which, until recently, James Franco has been threatening to adapt.) There are no rules to writing literary fiction and, of course, no ratings boards to sneak sex, drugs, and violence past. Yet, every now and then, a film comes along, defying logic and common sense to transform the impossible novel into the miraculous film.

Director Ben Wheatley‘s acclaimed adaptation of J.G. Ballard‘s classic entry in the catalog of the un-filmable, High-Rise, is now available on-demand and in select theaters this week. In the film, »

- Tony Hinds

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Peter Chernin’s Fullscreen Revamps, Launches New Division for Product-Placement Videos

9 May 2016 10:30 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Fullscreen, the online video network backed by mogul Peter Chernin and telecom giant At&T, is restructuring itself into different units, with one dedicated to creating branded videos. The other divisions produce original programming and manage the YouTube creator network that was the company’s original business. CEO George Strompolos announced the changes Monday at Fullscreen’s Newfront, a presentation to brands and advertisers in New York. Also Read: 'American Psycho' Author Bret Easton Ellis Makes Directorial Debut for Online Series 'The Deleted' Renaming itself Fullscreen Media, the company outlined three divisions: Fullscreen Creator Network provides »

- Joan E. Solsman

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Bret Easton Ellis Names Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice One Of The Best Films Of 2016 So Far

8 May 2016 3:31 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Best selling author, screenwriter, and social commentator Bret Easton Ellis has listed Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice as one of the year’s best films.  It's refreshing to see someone of Ellis' intelligence and fame giving such high praise to the movie. Best 2016 films so far: Tale Of Tales Garrone; Green Room Saulnier; The Invitation Kusama; Batman V Superman Snyder. pic.twitter.com/kCT4w3j5Yh — Bret Easton Ellis (@BretEastonEllis) May 3, 2016 Ellis may be best known for writing American Psycho, an amazing novel that was adapted to film and featured performances from Christian Bale, Jared Leto, and Willem Dafoe all of whom have have played major roles in CBMs, and coincidentally Jared Leto and Willem Dafoe will share their talents once again as the Dceu progresses. American Psycho currently sits at a 67% on Rotten Tomatoes, making it one more movie that exists on a large list of great »

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Weekly Rushes. Godard Biopic, Film Comment Editors, Jarmusch Clips, Radiohead's "The Wicker Man"

4 May 2016 6:22 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Rushes collects news, articles, images, videos and more for a weekly roundup of essential items from the world of film.NEWSLa chinoiseSay what? The Artist director Michel Hazanavicius is slated to make a drama out of the relationship between French New Wave master Jean-Luc Godard and his actress/muse-one-time-wife Anne Wiazemsky around the time of Godard's 1967 film, La chinoise. Sounds potentially horrible, but it is officially based on Wiazemsky's memoir Un an après. In a bizarre generational echo, Louis Garrel, so well known for embodying his father, director Philippe Garrel, in is set to star as Godard.We keep waiting, and waiting, and waiting for Terrence Malick long-in-the-making IMAX documentary, Voyage of Time. Now The Film Stage has found reference to an October theatrical release date. We'll believe it when we see it, but here's hoping.After Gavin Smith left editorship of Film Comment magazine, the Film Society of Lincoln »

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Bret Easton Ellis Lines Up Directorial Debut 'The Deleted'

26 April 2016 11:30 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Bret Easton Ellis has been active in cinema in the last couple of years, even if he hasn't been behind the camera himself. His screenwriting attempts for Paul Schrader's "The Canyons" starring Lindsay Lohan and Gregor Jordan's "The Informers" (which was based on his own book), didn't turn out so hot. Aside from those films, Ellis has been pretty quiet on the cinematic front, opting instead for his books to be adapted by various directors.  Read More: Review: Paul Schrader's 'The Canyons,' Starring Lindsay Lohan & James Deen  Some of these adaptations have been very successful, such as "American Psycho," which has become a cult classic over the years, with director Mary Harron sharpening the satire that made the novel so brilliant (a musical based on the book opened on Broadway last week). Ditto "Less Than Zero," a film that was met with lukewarm reviews in »

- Jordan Ruimy

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Bret Easton Ellis To Direct Cult Series The Deleted

25 April 2016 2:51 PM, PDT | QuietEarth.us | See recent QuietEarth news »

Novelist, cultural critic and sometimes podcaster (where is the new season??) Bret Easton Ellis will make his directorial debut with an edgy series for Fullscreen's yet-to-be released standalone video service.

Fullscreen is targeting an early 2017 premiere for The Deleted on its subscription video service, which launches Tuesday, April 26.

The author of The "American Psycho" and "Less than Zero" will helm the show called The Deleted, which is described by THR as "a thriller about the disappearance of three people in Los Angeles. Although they seem to be unconnected to each other, the deaths trigger the collective p [Continued ...] »

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‘American Psycho’ Author Bret Easton Ellis To Direct First Series Alongside Fullscreen

25 April 2016 1:12 PM, PDT | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

On April 25th, Fullscreen unveiled its upcoming streaming video on-demand service during a press event held at its New York office. While the company’s new product was the star of the show, a few content creators who plan to release their own work on the platform also spoke as well. One of those creators was Bret Easton Ellis, the postmodernist author best known for writing the book American Psycho. Ellis will direct his first series, titled The Deleted, for distribution on Fullscreen’s new service.

In the 80s and 90s, Easton Ellis made a name for himself thanks to novels like Less Than Zero, Rules of Attraction, and American Psycho, all of which feature explicit content and detached, satirical voices. All three of those books were eventually adapted into films, with the 2000 adaptation of American Psycho enduring as a cult classic.

In recent years, Easton Ellis work has trended toward the film world. »

- Sam Gutelle

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American Psycho author Bret Ellis to make directorial debut with The Deleted

25 April 2016 10:53 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

For those of you who are into the literary stylings of Bret Easton Ellis (American Psycho, The Rules of Attraction, Less Than Zero), then you may find it interesting to know that he's going to carry his skills over into another medium. Video on-demand, that is. The Hollywood Reporter states that Ellis will helm The Deleted for Fullscreen's standalone video service. The service, starting tomorrow, will offer a... Read More »

- Sean Wist

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Bret Easton Ellis Series Launches Tomorrow

25 April 2016 9:37 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Fullscreen launches its global, ad-free subscription video on demand service for teens and young adults tomorrow and ahead of that launch have revealed new details about the Netflix-like service that will be available to its more than 100 million video, mobile and broadband customers.

The $4.99 a month service, which boasts At&T as its premier launch sponsor, will enable users to search for shows based on their 'vibe' and is targeted at a "social-first mobile-first generation". Otter Media and At&T will co-produce programming that will run on Fullscreen as well as a programming block on the At&T Audience Network which goes to its DirecTV and U-verse subscribers.

The high-profile launch series for the service is "The Deleted," a thriller series which "American Psycho" author Bret Easton Ellis is directing. The story follows the disappearance of three seemingly unconnected people from Los Angeles [that] triggers a collective paranoia among a group of twenty-somethings, »

- Garth Franklin

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‘American Psycho’ Author Bret Easton Ellis Makes Directorial Debut for Online Series ‘The Deleted’

25 April 2016 9:22 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Fullscreen’s new subscription video service has recruited “American Psycho” author Bret Easton Ellis to make his directorial debut, signing him for the digital thriller series “The Deleted.” “The Deleted” is about the disappearance of three seemingly unconnected people from Los Angeles, which stokes paranoia among a group of twentysomethings who escaped from a cult ‎several years ago. Ellis is best known for writing bestsellers like “Less Than Zero,” “Rules of Attraction,” and “American Psycho,” which just became a Broadway musical. Fullscreen, the online video network backed by mogul Peter Chernin and telecom giant At&T, is launching its own »

- Joan E. Solsman

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Fullscreen Prepares Svod Launch With Bret Easton Ellis-Directed Series

25 April 2016 9:03 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Tomorrow’s the launch day for Fullscreen’s global, Netflix-like, ad-free subscription video on demand service for teens and young adults. And this morning it fleshed out some of the details, including a plan to distribute a Bret Easton Ellis-directed thriller series called The Deleted as well as a daily sketch show, Party In The Back, with Twaimz, Josh Leyva, Rachel Scanlon, and Brandon Armstrong, The company owned by Otter Media — Peter Chernin’s joint venture with At&T… »

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Bret Easton Ellis to Make Directorial Debut With Cult Thriller for Fullscreen

25 April 2016 8:50 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Bret Easton Ellis is making his directorial debut with a new series for Fullscreen's forthcoming standalone video service.  The American Psycho author is attached to The Deleted, described as a thriller about the disappearance of three people in Los Angeles. Although they seem to be unconnected to each other, the deaths trigger the collective paranoia of a group of twenty-somethings who recently escaped from a cult. Ellis, the bestselling author of The Rules of Attraction and Less Than Zero, wrote and produced 2013's Lindsay Lohan starrer The Canyons and has directed two short films, but The Deleted will be his

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- Natalie Jarvey

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'American Psycho': Theater Review

22 April 2016 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Tired of all those idiotic millennials with their sappy nostalgia, trying to pass off the 1980s as something more than a spasm of shame and revulsion? Then American Psycho is the show for you, bringing the ruthlessness of a serial killer in an orgiastic bloodbath to its depiction of the decade that annihilated taste, restraint and feeling. Director Rupert Goold, composer Duncan Sheik and book writer Roberta Aguirre-Sacasa crank up the satirical volume on Bret Easton Ellis' cult novel in a musical with design to die for and a cool, period-appropriate electro-pop score. And as Patrick Bateman, the

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- David Rooney

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‘American Psycho’ Broadway Review: Bret Easton Ellis’ Serial Killer Gets Songs and a Soul

21 April 2016 5:05 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Bret Easton Ellis practically had to resign from the human race when Simon & Schuster dropped his novel “American Psycho” in 1991. (Vintage quickly came to the rescue to publish it.) Who knew that such a scandalous book, condemned by Gloria Steinem for its depiction of women and labeled as violent porn by many others, would turn up on Broadway as a musical comedy, which opened Thursday at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre? “American Psycho,” the new musical by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Duncan Sheik, is not the novel or even the 2000 film starring Christian Bale. Investment banker and serial killer »

- Robert Hofler

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Sara Bareilles on Breaking Into Broadway and Why She Sang 'The Little Mermaid' at Waitress

11 April 2016 2:10 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

A veteran singer-songwriter who has been touring the world for more than 10 years, Sara Bareilles has witnessed plenty of onstage mishaps and behind-the-scene emergencies. But with her first musical, Waitress in previews on Broadway, the Grammy nominee has been introduced to an entirely new kind of disaster, and, on March 30 she encountered what she called the "most unexpected thing to happen yet." At a preview performance of the musical adaptation of Adrienne Shelly's 2007 film of the same name, a series of technical malfunctions took place, one after another, until the show had to be brought to a halt. Bareilles, »

- Carey Purcell, @CareyPurcell

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Sara Bareilles on Breaking Into Broadway and Why She Sang 'The Little Mermaid' at Waitress

11 April 2016 2:10 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

A veteran singer-songwriter who has been touring the world for more than 10 years, Sara Bareilles has witnessed plenty of onstage mishaps and behind-the-scene emergencies. But with her first musical, Waitress in previews on Broadway, the Grammy nominee has been introduced to an entirely new kind of disaster, and, on March 30 she encountered what she called the "most unexpected thing to happen yet." At a preview performance of the musical adaptation of Adrienne Shelly's 2007 film of the same name, a series of technical malfunctions took place, one after another, until the show had to be brought to a halt. Bareilles, »

- Carey Purcell, @CareyPurcell

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‘American Psycho’ Broadway Musical Is So Bloody, Audiences Are Getting Splattered

8 April 2016 3:30 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

You don’t expect to come away from a Broadway show covered in blood, but that’s what some theatergoers are complaining about at “American Psycho.” The musical, which is based on Bret Easton Ellis‘ cult 1991 novel and the subsequent film starring Christian Bale, began previews March 24 prior to an official opening April 21 at Broadway’s Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. However, guests are already saying the onstage serial killer horror is too realistic as they are getting splattered with (fake) blood when Benjamin Walker‘s killer Patrick Bateman slays his victims on stage. Also Read: 'Dry Powder' Theater Review: Claire Danes, »

- Debbie Emery

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