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18 items from 2017


Donnie Darko

25 April 2017 1:23 PM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Many weird-world genre bending millennial epics have already dated badly, but not Richard Kelly’s sci-fi / horror / satirical mind-trip about a guy given a glimpse of time travel in another dimension. The wit hasn’t faded and the menace hasn’t cooled, and the cast seems hipper than ever: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Mary McDonnell, Patrick Swayze, Noah Wyle, Drew Barrymore, Katharine Ross. Two versions, two formats, no waiting.

Donnie Darko

Blu-ray + DVD

Arrow Video USA

2001 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 113, 133 min. / Street Date April 18, 2017 / ( 4-Disc Limited Edition) / Available from Arrow Video 49.95

Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Holmes Osborne, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Mary McDonnell, Patrick Swayze, Jena Malone, Noah Wyle, Drew Barrymore, Katharine Ross.

Cinematography: Steven Poster

Production Design: Alexander Hammond

Film Editors: Sam Bauer, Eric Strand

Original Music: Michael Andrews

Produced by Adam Fields, Nancy Juvonen, Sean McKittrick

Written and Directed by Richard Kelly

 

When high school kids get into creative writing »

- Glenn Erickson

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American Gods gets a new banner, promo, featurette and character descriptions

21 April 2017 5:30 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Starz has ramped up its promotion for American Gods with the release of a new banner, a character promo for Bruce Langley’s Technical Boy, a behind-the-scenes featurette and a huge batch of character descriptions; take a look below…

Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle)

Shadow Moon is released from prison to a life turned upside down — no wife, no job, and no bearings. He is offered a job by Mr. Wednesday as a bodyguard, and as they journey across America, Shadow finds himself questioning a world where gods exist and magic is real.

Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane)

Mr. Wednesday, a crafty and endlessly charismatic con man, is full of perverse wisdom, curious magic, and grand plans to unite the Old Gods in a battle for power against the New Gods.

Laura Moon (Emily Browning)

Laura Moon is Shadow Moon’s ethereal wife. She dies unexpectedly just before Shadow’s release from prison. »

- Amie Cranswick

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April 18th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Donnie Darko 4-Disc Set, Tales From The Hood, M. Night Shyamalan’s Split

17 April 2017 8:02 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

April 18th looks to be another fun day of home entertainment releases for genre fans, as we have an excellent variety of films—both old and new—coming home to Blu-ray and DVD. M. Night Shyamalan’s psychological thriller Split makes its way to both formats on Tuesday courtesy of Universal Studios Home Entertainment, and Arrow Video is keeping busy with a trio of Blu-rays: The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave, The Red Queen Kills Seven Times, and their four-disc set celebrating Richard Kelly’s Donnie Darko.

Other notable releases for April 18th include Scream Factory’s stellar collector’s edition of Tales From the Hood, Contamination .7, The Handmaid’s Tale, and The Mephisto Waltz from Kino Lorber.

Donnie Darko: 4-Disc Limited Edition Set (Arrow Video, Blu-ray)

Fifteen years before Stranger Things, Richard Kelly set the template and the high-water mark with his debut feature, Donnie Darko. »

- Heather Wixson

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Film Acquisition Rundown: Kino Lorber Picks Up ‘Dawson City,’ Magnolia Buys ‘Lucky‘ and More

7 April 2017 2:33 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Keep up with the wild and wooly world of indie film acquisitions with our weekly Rundown of everything that’s been picked up around the globe. Check out last week’s Rundown here.

Kino Lorber has acquired the North American rights to Bill Morrison’s “Dawson City: Frozen Time,” about the true history of a collection of 533 reels of film (representing 372 titles) dating from the 1910s to 1920s, which were lost for over 50 years until being discovered buried in a sub-arctic swimming pool deep in the Yukon Territory. The film tells the unique history of a Canadian gold rush town and how cinema, capitalism and history intersect.

“Dawson City” had its world premiere at the 73rd Venice Film Festival and North American premiere at 2016 New York Film Festival. The film also played at the BFI/London Film Festival and the 2017 Rotterdam International Film Festival, and screened Thursday at the TCM »

- Graham Winfrey

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Exclusive: Director Richard Kelly and Jake Gyllenhaal on Why ‘Donnie Darko’ Still Resonates Today

6 April 2017 8:50 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

On Oct. 26, 2001, Donnie Darko, director Richard Kelly’s sci-fi film about a despondent teenager (Jake Gyllenhaal in his second major film role) who befriends a giant bunny named Frank (James Duval), was released in theaters. The film told a cryptic narrative of a high schooler who is sent on an existential journey after he escapes death from a falling jet engine and learns that the world has just over 28 days before it ends. In that time, Donnie fends off the torments of being a teen -- a testy older sister (Gyllenhaal’s real-life older sister, Maggie), concerned parents (Mary McDonnell and Holmes Osborne), overbearing teachers (Beth Grant), mild flirtations with a new female student (Jena Malone) -- while trying to figure out, in some ways, how to save the world.

“That was a movie that was more about the psychological journey of adolescence and the confusion of it all,” Gyllenhaal tells Et. And while it »

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Interview: Filmmaker Richard Kelly on Donnie Darko Returning to Theaters in 4K and Southland Tales

30 March 2017 4:10 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Last year marked the 15th anniversary of Donnie Darko, and Arrow Films is making sure that the film celebrates in style. They've teamed up with director Richard Kelly for a 4K restoration of the beloved cult movie, and following its UK theatrical release that began late last year, the 4K presentation is now coming to big screens in the Us (and on a new Blu-ray release this April). Recently, I had the great pleasure of speaking with Kelly to reflect on the making of Donnie Darko, restoring it in 4K, potentially returning to the world of Southland Tales, and the intriguing multiverse connection between his movies.

Thanks for taking the time to talk with me today, Richard. How did the restoration and the theatrical re-release of Donnie Darko come about? Did Arrow Films approach you, and was this something that you had been wanting to do anyway?

Richard Kelly: Yes, »

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The Mindy Project: Mindy Kaling Talks About Ending the Hulu TV Show

29 March 2017 9:06 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Earlier, we reported Hulu has renewed The Mindy Project for a sixth and final season. Creator and star Mindy Kaling recently spoke with Entertainment Weekly about ending the TV series.The sitcom stars Mindy Kaling as Dr. Mindy Lahiri, an Ob/Gyn dealing with life and love in New York City. The cast also includes Ike Barinholtz, Ed Weeks, Beth Grant, Xosha Roquemore, Fortuen Feimster, and Bryan Greenberg.Read More… »

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'The Mindy Project' to End After 6 Seasons

29 March 2017 10:19 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

All good things must come to an end!

Hulu announced on Wednesday that the hit TV series, The Mindy Project, starring Mindy Kaling, will wrap in September after the release of season six.

Exclusive: 'The Mindy Project' Showrunner on the Biggest Moment in the Show's History

The streaming service broke the news via a black-and-white video posted on Twitter, where Kaling's character reflects on her "perfect life." 

Fans of the beloved show were quick to take to social media to express their disappointment.

"Whatt?! Final Season?! I thought it would go on forever?! Noooooooooooooooo," one user wrote. A similar sentiment was echoed by another fan, who exclaimed, "Nooooo!!! Please stay on the air forever."

Related: Mindy Kaling Perfectly Shuts Down Commenter Who Says 'Mindy Project' Isn't Diverse Enough

Created and executive produced by Kaling, the show also stars Ed Weeks, Ike Barinholtz, Beth Grant, Xosha Roquemore and Fortune Feimster.

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“That Girl” Actress of the Day: Beth Grant

23 March 2017 1:30 PM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

So far we’ve only focused on male actors when it comes to people you always recognize on film or TV but have trouble remembering their names.  Today’s character actor who’s been around for what seems like forever is Beth Grant.   Grant goes all the way back to 1988’s Rain Man when she appeared as the housewife in that farmhouse when Charlie knocks on her front door to watch Judge Wopner in order to prevent Ray from having a freak out session.   She also played the obsessed teacher in Donnie Darko.  She also played Dennis Quaid’s mom in The Rookie. All

“That Girl” Actress of the Day: Beth Grant »

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SXSW Film Review: ‘Lucky’

14 March 2017 1:22 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Everything Harry Dean Stanton has done in his career, and his life, has brought him to his moment of triumph in “Lucky,” an unassumingly wonderful little film about nothing in particular and everything that’s important. Scripters Logan Sparks and Drago Sumonja wrote their screenplay (a scenario that is arrestingly allusive and rigorously precise, in the manner of an exceptionally well-crafted short story) with Stanton in mind as the title character, and they embellished their handiwork with Stanton-specific biographical detail. Long-time admirers of the iconic character actor would likely embrace this indie dramedy if it were nothing more than a hand-tooled star vehicle for a living legend. But “Lucky” is something a good deal more substantial than the cinematic equivalent of a lifetime achievement award. It’s also a stealthily affecting and unpretentiously thoughtful meditation on community and mortality, and existential dread and transcendence, in the form of a richly »

- Joe Leydon

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17 Buzziest Movies and TV Shows at SXSW

10 March 2017 9:25 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

South by Southwest, once known as an intimate stomping ground for tiny films, has turned into the Comic-Con of the spring. Starting today, thousands will descend in Austin for the splashy red-carpet movie and TV premieres, as well as concerts (hello, Solange), panels and keynotes speeches ranging from Joe Biden to Lee Daniels. In keeping up with the political climate, there’s even a Planned Parenthood rally, called “Never Going Back,” co-hosted by Tumblr on Sunday

afternoon.The annual gathering, which started as a music festival in 1987 and has quickly expanded from there, is now a must-stop for studios and networks. In recent years, hits like “Furious 7,” “Sausage Party,” “Trainwreck,” “Spy” and “Neighbors” have all come to Texas before dominating multiplexes across the country. And in 2012, “Girls’” debuted with a then-unknown Lena Dunham. Here are Variety’s pick for the 17 buzziest projects at this year’s SXSW.

Movies

1. “Song To Song

In a major coup that »

- Andrew Barker, Elizabeth Wagmeister, Joe Leydon and Ramin Setoodeh

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17 Buzziest Movies and TV Shows at SXSW

10 March 2017 9:25 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

South by Southwest, once known as an intimate stomping ground for tiny films, has turned into the Comic-Con of the spring. Starting today, thousands will descend in Austin for the splashy red-carpet movie and TV premieres, as well as concerts (hello, Solange), panels and keynotes speeches ranging from Joe Biden to Lee Daniels. In keeping up with the political climate, there’s even a Planned Parenthood rally, called “Never Going Back,” co-hosted by Tumblr on Sunday afternoon.

The annual gathering, which started as a music festival in 1987 and has quickly expanded from there, is now a must-stop for studios and networks. In recent years, hits like “Furious 7,” “Sausage Party,” “Trainwreck,” “Spy” and “Neighbors” have all come to Texas before dominating multiplexes across the country. And in 2012, “Girls’” debuted with a then-unknown Lena Dunham. Here are Variety’s pick for the 17 buzziest projects at this year’s SXSW.

Related

SXSW »

- Andrew Barker, Elizabeth Wagmeister, Joe Leydon and Ramin Setoodeh

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Arrow’s April Blu-ray Releases Include House / House II and Donnie Darko Box Sets, Wolf Guy

7 March 2017 12:37 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Arrow Video isn't playing any April Fools' Day joke on horror and thriller fans with their Blu-ray releases for next month, which include the respective House: Two Stories (previously scheduled for a March 21st release) and Donnie Darko box sets, Wolf Guy, Caltiki the Immortal Monster, and more.

Press Release: Mvd Entertainment Group furthers the distribution of Arrow Video in the Us with several titles for April 2017. On April 18th comes The Night Evelyn Came Out Of The Grave (Blu-ray and DVD) and The Red Queen Kills Seven Times (Blu-ray and DVD), two giallo chillers from director Emilio P. Miraglia which were previously only available in the limited edition box set entitled Killer Dames. Miraglian blends the grisly whodunnit of the giallo with gothic and supernatural elements to create some truly unique chills in tales of revenge from beyond the grave and killer curses.

One of Emilio P. Miraglia's supernatural, »

- Derek Anderson

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Spirit Awards 2017: Red Carpet Arrivals (Photos)

25 February 2017 12:50 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

“See what Hollywood’s biggest stars are wearing as they head into the Independent awards show, hosted by Nick Kroll and John MulaneyThe Mindy Project” and “Jackie” actress, Beth GrantThe Witch” director Robert Eggers with Alexandra ShakerThe Get Down” actress, Yolanda RossMorris From America” director Chad HartiganGrimm” star Bitsie Tulloch “Boys Don’t Cry” director Kimberly PeirceTransparent” actress Trace Lysette “Life, Animated” director Roger Ross WilliamsWaste Land” director Lucy WalkerVeep” star Sam Richardson Spirit Awards hosts John Mulaney and Nick Kroll “Carlos” star Edgar RamirezPulp Fiction” actress Rosanna Arquette Shohreh Aghdashloo »

- Rasha Ali

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First Trailer for 'The Institute' Thriller with James Franco & Lori Singer

7 February 2017 4:01 PM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"I assure you, our dear Isabella is in safe hands." Momentum Pictures has debuted the first trailer for a thriller titled The Institute, co-directed by James Franco and Pamela Romanowsky. Franco also stars in the film as one of the doctors at the "institute". Set in the 19th century, the story is about a young girl who checks into the Rosewood Institute, only to discover their methods for curing patients are totally twisted and violent. In addition to Franco, the film stars Allie Gallerani, Lori Singer, Tim Blake Nelson, Eric Roberts, Josh Duhamel, Topher Grace, Pamela Anderson, Beth Grant, and Dominic Rains. I'm intrigued to see Franco directing a 19th century thriller, but this just looks instantly forgettable. Take a look. Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Franco & Romanowsky's The Institute, originally from EW: In 19th century Baltimore, a girl stricken with grief from her parents' untimely death, voluntarily »

- Alex Billington

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The Mindy Project: Hulu Previews the Season 5B Debut

1 February 2017 7:53 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

"This is your last, desperate chance at a happy ending." Hulu has released a new preview for the season five return of The Mindy Project.The sitcom follows the personal and professional life of Mindy Lahiri, an obstetrician working and looking for love in New York City. The cast also includes Chris Messina, Ed Weeks, Adam Palley, Ike Barinholtz, Beth Grant, and Xosha Roquemore.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Behind-the-Scenes Secrets About Your Favorite Celebrity Cameos

26 January 2017 3:02 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

We love it when our favorite stars join forces with our most beloved TV casts. But even more intriguing than the star-studded scenes themselves are the stories behind small screen appearances by mega-celebs like Britney Spears and Madonna.

Luckily, many television stars have spilled the beans about working with extra special cast-mates and their tales confirm that, yes, Hollywood coworkers are way more interesting than yours.

Megan Mullally on Madonna’s forgetfulness:

The star dished on Madge’s Will & Grace cameo while discussing the series’ recently announced reboot on Jimmy Kimmel Live, revealing that the pop icon wasn’t exactly »

- lydprice

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Natalie Portman's Jackie: JFK's widow finally gets her own movie

16 January 2017 2:00 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Pablo Larraín’s film shows why the White House wives deserve their own biopics

Related: Jackie review – Natalie Portman astonishes in remarkably intimate portrait

First Ladies On Film is a pretty small entry in the movie encyclopedia, but Natalie Portman’s Jacqueline Kennedy surely shoots to the top of the heap because they are so rarely more than bit-parts in biopics of their husbands. We tend to remember the presidents and forget who played their mostly blameless wives, even though the faintly holy aura wafting around this nebulous office/non-job tends to suffuse both the casting process and the portrayals themselves. That usually means a big stage name or character player worthy of the role. Witness the women who have played Lady Bird Johnson: Felicity Huffman in Path To War (opposite Michael Gambon’s Lbj); Melissa Leo in HBO’s All The Way (Brian Cranston), and Jennifer Jason Leigh »

- John Patterson

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