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Stephen Frears to Receive Award at Venice Film Festival

17 August 2017 3:58 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

British filmmaker Stephen Frears is to be awarded the Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker award at this year’s 74th Venice Film Festival. The award celebrates a filmmaker who is considered to have made an original contribution to innovation in contemporary cinema.

Stephen Frears seems to challenge the very idea of a monolithic definition of his cinema,” Alberto Barbera, director of the festival, said in a statement. “Along with Ken Loach and Mike Leigh, he is one of the most vibrant and representative exponents of contemporary British cinema.”

Frears, who received Oscar nominations for “The Grifters” and “The Queen,” returns to Venice this year for a fifth time with his new film “Victoria & Abdul,” which reunites him with “Philomena” star Judi Dench. Frears has competed for the Golden Lion at four previous Venice festivals with “Liam” (2000), “Dirty Pretty Things” (2002), “The Queen” (2006) and “Philomena” (2013). All four films won festival prizes, but Frears has yet to claim the coveted »

- Robert Mitchell

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Seth Rogen to Produce ‘Good Boys’ R-Rated Comedy Movie

16 August 2017 12:20 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Seth Rogen’s Point Grey Pictures and Good Universe will produce the R-rated comedy “Good Boys” with Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky directing from their own script in their feature directorial debut.

Point Grey principals Rogen, Evan Goldberg, and James Weaver will produce. Good Universe’s Nathan Kahane and Joe Drake will executive produce. Josh Fagen is overseeing for Point Grey and Brady Fujikawa is overseeing for Good Universe.

The project, described as being in the vein of Rogen’s “Sausage Party” and “Superbad,” is about four 12-year-olds caught between childhood innocence and lewd teenage corruption, who embark on a quest from the Los Angeles suburb of Tarzana to the Sherman Oaks Galleria to replace a broken drone before their parents get home.

Rogen starred in, co-wrote and exec produced “Superbad.” He produced and co-wrote “Sausage Party” and voiced the main characters.

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- Dave McNary

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New Coen Brothers Anthology Series Headed To Netflix

16 August 2017 11:53 AM, PDT | Age of the Nerd | See recent Age of the Nerd news »

(Aotn) Best known for their work in the realm of film, brothers Ethan and Joel Coen are well on their way to further making their mark in the TV realm as well! It has just been revealed that Netflix has acquired the rights to the Coen Brothers Western anthology series “The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs”.  This will mark the Coen Brothers first work as writers and directors for television, although they do have executive producer credits.

The first season of the series will consist of six episodes and is said to begin streaming on Netflix sometime in 2018.  Here’s what we know about the series so far:

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” will be divided into six different stories, each one focusing on a different viewpoint and tale of the Wild Wild WestTim Blake Nelson (O’Brother, The Incredible Hulk) will take on the role of Buster Scruggs, the hero of the story, »

- Kristyn Clarke

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Maggie Gyllenhaal Is Fighting Sexism In Film and TV By Becoming a Producer

16 August 2017 11:23 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

When Jessica Chastain condemned cinematic portrayals of women after spending 10 days as a Cannes Film Festival juror, Maggie Gyllenhaal had deja vu: She had a similar experience as a member of the Berlin International Film Festival’s jury in February. After watching 25 movies in two weeks, the actress grew frustrated.

“There were some amazing performances by women, but one of them was about this woman obsessed with her lover, and in two others, the women were mentally ill,” she said. “So I really related to what Jessica Chastain said. In my life, I think there have been very few representations of women that feel like something I can actually recognize as relating to my experience.”

Now, as a producer on both of her upcoming projects, she’s finding a new way to address that challenge.

Gyllenhaal was speaking from the set of “The Kindergarten Teacher,” the second film from writer-director Sara Colangelo, »

- Eric Kohn

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HBO Producer Sentenced to Prison After Pleading Guilty to Dragging Body of Mother of Three Into NYC Hallway

15 August 2017 4:41 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

A HBO producer was sentenced Tuesday to one year and one day in prison after dragging the body of a mother of three into a hallway two years ago in order to hide an alleged drug dealers apartment.

Marc Henry Johnson, 53, admitted in March to dragging the body of Kiersten Cerveny, a Long Island doctor, into the hallway of his friend’s apartment after she overdosed in 2015. He also pleaded guilty to accessory after the fact.

Johnson and Cerveny, 38, allegedly spent the hours before she died in various New York City bars drinking and snorting cocaine, a spokesperson for the U. »

- Alexia Fernandez

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James Cameron praises Alien: Covenant, calls it “beautiful”

15 August 2017 2:04 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

James Cameron has spoken well of Alien: Covenant, calling it a “beautiful” film.

Ridley Scott’s latest effort in the iconic Alien franchise, Alien: Covenant, hasn’t performed as well as expected with either fans or critics. It has been pretty divisive among fans of the franchise, much like its predecessor, Prometheus.

However, James Cameron, who, of course, famously directed Aliens, has commented on Covenant, speaking fondly of it for the most part.

“I thought that Alien: Covenant was a great ride. It was beautiful. I love Ridley’s films, I love his filmmaking; I love the beauty of the photography. I love the visceral sense that you’re that, that you’re present. It’s not a film that I would have made. I hope I’m not spoiling this for anybody, but I don’t like films where you invest in a character and they get destroyed at the end. »

- Samuel Brace

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‘Blame’: First-Time Filmmaker Quinn Shephard’s Buzzy Feature Debut Set for Winter Release

15 August 2017 12:48 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Samuel Goldwyn Films has announced today the acquisition of Quinn Shephard’s teen drama “Blame,” which bowed earlier this year at the Tribeca Film Festival.

The New Jersey native was just 15 when she came up with the idea for what would become her feature directorial debut, a modern high school-set take on Arthur Miller’s classic play “The Crucible.” Seven years later her ambitious idea, Shephard debuted the film at Tribeca, one that she not only stars in, but also wrote, directed, edited and produced. At 22, she’s reached a benchmark that usually takes most filmmakers a few more years of work.

Read More:‘Blame’ Review: Quinn Shephard Makes a Strong First Impression in Her Debut as Writer, Director, and Star

The film follows Shephard as high school outcast Abigail Grey, who returns to high school after a mysterious incident the year before, only to form a taboo bond with »

- Kate Erbland

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Our 20 most anticipated movies at #TIFF17 so far!

15 August 2017 11:45 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Our 20 most anticipated movies at #TIFF17 so far!Our 20 most anticipated movies at #TIFF17 so far!Adriana Floridia8/15/2017 1:45:00 Pm

Movie lovers from all around the world look forward to the Toronto International Film Festival each and every year. One of the largest film festivals in the world, Canada’s own Tiff is always guaranteed to satisfy every type of movie fan—with big Hollywood titles to smaller indie films, international cinema, horror and genre films.

Today Tiff announced a plethora of additional titles to their already stacked line-up. Every week, Tiff has been adding new films to their 2017 slate, and we're becoming overwhelmed with the amount of films that we want to see at the festival this year. In addition to the ten films we previously highlighted, we've added ten more titles to our list to give you an ultimate guide regarding twenty of the hottest movies you'll want to either see, »

- Adriana Floridia

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Tiff 2017 Does TV: Primetime Line-Up to Premiere ‘The Deuce’ and ‘The Girlfriend Experience’

15 August 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

For the third year, the Toronto International Film Festival is bringing TV to the well-respected fest, spotlighting a few highly anticipated upcoming series from Netflix, HBO, and Starz, along with international entries representing new voices in the marketplace.

Read More:tiff Adds More Titles, Including ‘The Florida Project,’ ‘Molly’s Game,’ New Films From Brie Larson and Louis C.K., and Many More

As with last year, Tiff is focusing the Primetime line-up on a limited selection of options, but screening multiple episodes of its five picks. According to Tiff programmer Michael Lerman, the limited number of selections was part of a festival-wide decision to shrink the number of events down, in order to “tighten up the focus a little bit.”

“That way, we can hyperfocus on [the screenings] and make them the best events they can be,” he told IndieWire.

Making its Canadian debut will be HBO’s “The Deuce,” the highly anticipated »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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Tiff 2017 Does TV: Primetime Line-Up to Premiere ‘The Deuce’ and ‘The Girlfriend Experience’

15 August 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

For the third year, the Toronto International Film Festival is bringing TV to the well-respected fest, spotlighting a few highly anticipated upcoming series from Netflix, HBO, and Starz, along with international entries representing new voices in the marketplace.

Read More:tiff Adds More Titles, Including ‘The Florida Project,’ ‘Molly’s Game,’ New Films From Brie Larson and Louis C.K., and Many More

As with last year, Tiff is focusing the Primetime line-up on a limited selection of options, but screening multiple episodes of its five picks. According to Tiff programmer Michael Lerman, the limited number of selections was part of a festival-wide decision to shrink the number of events down, in order to “tighten up the focus a little bit.”

“That way, we can hyperfocus on [the screenings] and make them the best events they can be,” he told IndieWire.

Making its Canadian debut will be HBO’s “The Deuce,” the highly anticipated »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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Oscars Champ A24 Launches ‘The Florida Project’ Trailer

14 August 2017 6:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Coming off a dazzling best picture win for Barry Jenkins’ “Moonlight,” distributor A24 has locked in a wide-ranging slate of awards season players. Since last we checked, the company has acquired Greta Gerwig’s “Lady Bird” (Nov. 10), which joins Kate and Laura Mulleavy’s “Woodshock” (Sept. 22), Sean Baker’s “The Florida Project” (Oct. 6), Yorgos Lanthimos’ “The Killing of a Sacred Deer” (Oct. 27) and James Franco’s “The Disaster Artist” (Dec. 1) in an appropriately eclectic stable.

(Andrew Haigh’s “Lean on Pete” is also in the quiver, bowing at the Venice film festival later this month, but it is likely to be a 2018 release.)

The question in all of this is how far A24 can make it through the season with how many of these drastically different projects. “Lady Bird” has a good shot at wide-ranging appeal, tackling terrain similar to one of the company’s 2016 players, “20th Century Women.” But Baker’s Cannes sensation is an exciting »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Film Review: ‘Going to Brazil’

11 August 2017 10:25 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Actor-turned-director Patrick Mille’s “Going to Brazil” basically takes the “Spring Breakers” conceit and adds a dash of “The Hangover,” as four vacant hotties blunder into criminal peril while on vacation. But while “Spring Breakers” without James Franco was a dire prospect, “Going to Brazil” delivers a slicker, livelier, less repetitious dose of trashy fun. If it doesn’t have anything as out-there or memorable as Franco’s performance, it also has nothing in the torture-chamber realm of constantly hearing the voiceover narration of barely legal ditzbags whining, “It wasn’t supposed to be like this!!”

While to an extent “Brazil” channels a familiar genre-pic xenophobia — go abroad and life is suddenly fraught with drugs, guns and gangsters — it’s snarkily pessimistic about the motherland as well. Our 30-ish heroines are hardly innocents: Restaurant cook Chloe (Margot Bancilhon) resentfully leaps from one fast-ditching boyfriend to the next; the indeterminately employed Lily (Philippine Stindel) has world-class anger issues »

- Dennis Harvey

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The 20 Best Crime Films of the 21st Century, From ‘Memento’ to ‘Zodiac’

11 August 2017 2:14 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

No genre illustrates the evolution of cinema better than the crime film. As recently as the ’90s, Hollywood regularly released stories of cops-and-robber showdowns and mystery-thrillers based on best-selling novels — but as the middle class continues to disappear from Hollywood films, smart crime stories moved to television (see: “The Sopranos,” “The Wire,” “Breaking Bad,” “The Night Of,” et. al.).

Outside the studios, there is a longstanding tradition – from the B-movies to the Coen brothers – of new directors showcasing their filmmaking chops with dark, stylish, and intense crime sagas. A surge of new filmmakers in the ’90s brought fresh interpretations to the genre, from the pastiche of “Reservoir Dogs” to the unnerving realism in “Boyz n the Hood.”

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These days, many of the best contemporary directors — including Martin Scorsese, David Fincher, Mann, the Coens, Park Chan-wook and Spike Lee – still love the genre, »

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Newswire: There’s only one thing Tommy Wiseau doesn’t like about The Disaster Artist

11 August 2017 9:10 AM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

There are many mysteries surrounding Tommy Wiseau. His nationality, for example, or where he got the $6 million he used to make The Room. (Wiseau told Entertainment Weekly in 2008 that some of the money came from importing leather jackets from Korea, but he won’t say beyond that.) And now EW brings us another one: Why Wiseau would dislike the book version of The Disaster Artist, actor Greg Sestero’s memoir about working on Wiseau’s accidentally hilarious terrible labor of love, but love the movie.

That’s a disingenuous question, though, given that Occam’s Razor tells us that the simplest explanation is usually the correct one. And the simple answer, based on The Disaster Artist director James Franco’s new interview with EW, is attention. Tommy Wiseau loves attention of any sort. Here’s how Franco tells it:

He didn’t see it until SXSW, and we »

- Katie Rife

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Josh Duhamel, James Franco Turn Death Into Entertainment in 'The Show' Trailer

11 August 2017 8:37 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

In The Show, a thriller directed by Giancarlo Esposito (of Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul fame), Josh Duhamel plays Adam Rogers, a reality show host who finds himself in an unusual situation.

Rogers is a Chris Harrison-like figure who hosts a dating show that ends in an attempted murder, wherein the runner-up tries to shoot and kill the winner.

As a result of Rogers' quick thinking, he is heralded as a "national hero" (here, James Franco plays an excitable morning show host who heaps praise on Rogers), and »

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There’s definitely something in “The Vault”! Crack the code on September 1st

11 August 2017 7:55 AM, PDT | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

James Franco and Scott Haze are back together again for The Vault! The pair first made waves with the Franco directed thriller Child Of God in 2013. Directed by Dan Bush, written by Conal Byrne and Dan Bush, The Vault features cinematography by Andrew Shulkind (Southbound, Panic Room) and visual effects by May Satsuki Asai (It […] »

- April Bedan

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Exclusive: Josh Duhamel Hosts a Reality Show Where Contestants Kill Themselves in 'The Show' Trailer

11 August 2017 6:00 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

This trailer for The Show, debuting on Et, is not for the faint of heart -- and if the preview alone requires a trigger warning, we cannot imagine how disturbing the full movie will be. The Show's rating should be indicative: R for "disturbing and violent content involving suicides, language throughout, and brief drug use."

Josh Duhamel plays Adam Rogers, a Chris Harrison-like host of a dating show that ends in an attempted shooting -- which is traumatic enough, until the network exec (played by X-Men actress Famke Janssen) decides to create an entire reality show about contestants killing themselves.

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The Show looks like The Bachelor meets UnReal meets one of those Saw movies. It is directed by and co-stars Giancarlo Esposito (who you'll recognize from Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul) and also features James Franco as a morning »

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‘The Disaster Artist’ Has Only 99.9% of Tommy Wiseau’s Approval

10 August 2017 2:30 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

If there’s one opinion we really want to hear about The Disaster Artist, it’s from the director of The Room. Considering Tommy Wiseau lived it, he probably has more than a few thoughts on how actor-director James Franco has depicted him and his beloved bad movie. After seeing the adaptation of actor Greg Sestero‘s book at the SXSW Film Festival, […]

The post ‘The Disaster Artist’ Has Only 99.9% of Tommy Wiseau’s Approval appeared first on /Film. »

- Jack Giroux

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‘2 Dope Queens’ Podcast Picked Up By HBO for 2018 Series

10 August 2017 11:50 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

“2 Dope Queens,” one of the headline shows for Wync Studios, is planting its flag in new territory.

HBO announced on Thursday that they are partnering with podcast hosts Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson on a series of four “2 Dope Queens” specials, set to air next year on the network.

Williams and Robinson have co-hosted the podcast since early 2016, covering topics from relationships to race to their home city of New York. They’ve also welcomed guests from Carrie Brownstein to Jon Hamm to Michael B. Jordan.

Read More:The 50 Best Podcast Episodes of 2017 (So Far)

Best known for her stint as a correspondent on “The Daily Show,” Williams recently starred in the Netflix film “The Incredible Jessica James.” Robinson, the host of her own podcast “Sooo Many White Guys,” also played a supporting role in the debut season of the Jill Soloway series “I Love Dick.”

No word yet on where these specials will be taped, »

- Steve Greene

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‘2 Dope Queens’ Podcast Picked Up By HBO for 2018 Series

10 August 2017 11:50 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

“2 Dope Queens,” one of the headline shows for Wync Studios, is planting its flag in new territory.

HBO announced on Thursday that they are partnering with podcast hosts Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson on a series of four “2 Dope Queens” specials, set to air next year on the network.

Williams and Robinson have co-hosted the podcast since early 2016, covering topics from relationships to race to their home city of New York. They’ve also welcomed guests from Carrie Brownstein to Jon Hamm to Michael B. Jordan.

Read More:The 50 Best Podcast Episodes of 2017 (So Far)

Best known for her stint as a correspondent on “The Daily Show,” Williams recently starred in the Netflix film “The Incredible Jessica James.” Robinson, the host of her own podcast “Sooo Many White Guys,” also played a supporting role in the debut season of the Jill Soloway series “I Love Dick.”

No word yet on where these specials will be taped, »

- Steve Greene

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