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The fantasy horror film Tale of Tales, starring Salma Hayek, will arrive on Blu-ray and DVD on September 6th. Also in today’s Highlights: Old 37 on ChillerTV, CryptTV’s partnership with Inkshares, a clip and poster from The House on Pine Street, and release details for Bb.
Tale of Tales Blu-ray / DVD Release Details: “A grim, gorgeous, grown-up fairytale full of princes and princesses, sorcerers and fairies, and monsters and ogres, the epic fantasy horror film Tale of Tales makes its Blu-ray and DVD debut September 6th, 2016, from Shout! Factory. Starring Salma Hayek, Vincent Cassel, John C. Reilly, Toby Jones, and Shirley Henderson, Tale of Tales unleashes a barrage of mind-bogglingly exquisite and fantastical imagery as it brings to life the misadventures of three kings, based on stories of magic and the macabre by 17th-century folklorist Giambattista Basile.”
- Tamika Jones
It's strange, it's different, and I can see why it wasn't a theatrical hit... but Matteo Garrone's superb telling of three very adult, very extreme 17th century folk tales is a special item, beautifully directed and visually splendid. Tale of Tales Blu-ray Shout! Factory 2016 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 133 min. / Street Date September 6, 2016 / 22.97 Starring Salma Hayek, Vincent Cassel, Toby Jones, John C. Reilly, Shirley Henderson, Hayley Carmichael, Bebe Cave, Stacy Martin, Christian Lees, Jonah Lees, Laura Pizzirani, Franco Pistoni, Jessie Cave. Cinematography Peter Suschitzky Film Editor Marco Spoletini Production Design Dimitri Capuani Original Music Alexandre Desplat Written by Edoardo Albinati, Ugo Chiti, Matteo Garrone, Massimo Gaudioso from a book by Giambattista Basile Produced by Matteo Garrone, Anne Labadie, Jean Labadie, Jeremy Thomas Directed by Matteo Garrone
Reviewed by Glenn Erickson
- Glenn Erickson
Being aligned for release at some point next year, Joon-ho’s latest creative venture is in active production across the world as the South Korean filmmaker goes about capturing his “bold, global adventure.” He’s assembled an all-star cast to do so, too, and today’s first look image sheds light on Tilda Swinton and Breaking Bad star Giancarlo Esposito.
Attached to play the part of Nancy Mirando and Frank Dawson, respectively, this image is taken on the streets of the Big Apple, and it’s a safe bet that Swinton and Esposito will play pawns of a devious, multi-national company. You see, channeling the larger-than-life spirit of The Host – also a Joon-ho joint – the filmmaker’s latest work chronicles the extraordinary story »
- Michael Briers
There were a few pieces of movie news this week, but nothing gets us buzzing for upcoming movies quite like trailers! Here's our roundup of the trailers that have us marking our calendars for release dates this week: Bridget Jones's Baby
The new trailer for Bridget Jones’s Baby was released this week, and features the return of Renee Zellweger in perhaps her most famous role: Bridget Jones. As the title suggests, Bridget becomes pregnant – but doesn’t entirely know who the father is. It’s either Colin Firth or Patrick Dempsey, which aren’t the worst two potential fathers her child could have.
- Jenny Bullough
"For better or worse, fate has brought us together." Universal has debuted a trailer for Bridget Jones's Baby, a sequel to the smash hit Bridget Jones's Diary from 2001. Now 15 years later, Renée Zellweger returns to continue the story of Bridget Jones, and it looks so bad. Please don't see this film. In addition to Zellweger, the cast includes Patrick Dempsey, Emma Thompson (who co-wrote the script), Colin Firth, Shirley Henderson, Jim Broadbent, Sarah Solemani. Hollywood has reached a point where the only movies they're making are sequels, remakes, reboots, anything that can connect with a pre-existing property, and this is an example of them scraping the bottom of the barrel. No really, stay away from this. Here's the official trailer for Sharon Maguire's Bridget Jones's Baby, from Universal's YouTube: After breaking up with Mark Darcy (Firth), Bridget Jones’s (Zellweger) “happily ever after” hasn’t quite gone according to plan. »
- Alex Billington
It’s been a while since Bridget Jones has graced our screens with all of her awkward and hilarious relationship problems, but she’s making a return very soon.
The new trailer for Bridget Jones’s Baby was just released, and features the return of Renee Zellweger in perhaps her most famous role: Bridget Jones, romantically-fraught British publishing executive with a host of wild problems. As the title suggests, Bridget becomes pregnant – but doesn’t entirely know who the father is. It’s either Colin Firth or Patrick Dempsey, which aren’t the worst two potential fathers her child could have.
- Amanda Wood
Tale of Tales, 2015.
Directed by Matteo Garrone.
From the bitter quest of the Queen of Longtrellis, to two mysterious sisters who provoke the passion of a king, to the King of Highhills obsessed with a giant Flea, these tales are inspired by the fairytales by Giambattista Basile.
Matteo Garrone’s previous feature Reality seemed to find the Italian divulging his dreams of the surreal within the social-realism of modern Italy. With Tale of Tales – based upon the poet and scholar Giambattista Basile’s folk myths of the 16th century-Garrone has plunged head first into a murky pool chock-full of the surreal, heady erotica and fetishistic fancy dress.
- Amie Cranswick
The actor on her new film, a fairytale for adults, her creepy character in Happy Valley and feeling lost in drama school
Shirley Henderson, 50, has starred in numerous television, film and theatre productions, including Wonderland, Topsy-Turvy, Happy Valley, Southcliffe and Hamish Macbeth. She plays Jude in the Bridget Jones films, and Moaning Myrtle in the Harry Potter franchise. She studied drama at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and lives in Fife with her partner. Her new film, Tale of Tales, is directed by the Italian Matteo Garrone (Gomorrah, Reality) and also stars Salma Hayek, Vincent Cassel and Toby Jones. It’s based on a trio of Neapolitan poet Giambattista Basile’s ancient fantasy morality tales, which predate the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen. Henderson plays Imma, an old woman who yearns to be like her sister, Dora, who has been transformed by magic into a beautiful young maiden, who has beguiled the king.
Tale of Tales is Matteo Garrone’s first English-speaking film. How did you find working with him?
Fascinating. Obviously there’s a language barrier, but he knows enough. He doesn’t tell you too much until you begin, then he’s very clear about what he wants. It was an Italian set, and you think everybody’s shouting at you, but they’re not – it’s just a hyped-up atmosphere. He’s very exciting to work with and I’d jump at the chance again.
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- Interview by Barbara Ellen
Stars: Salma Hayek, Christian Lees, Jonah Lees, Vincent Cassel, Hayley Carmichael, Shirley Henderson, Toby Jones, Bebe Cave, Guillaume Delaunay, John C. Reilly | Written by Edoardo Albinati, Ugo Chiti, Matteo Garrone, Massimo Gaudioso | Directed by Matteo Garrone
Tale of Tales is a peculiar film and it’s difficult to know where to start with it. It has been directed by Matteo Garrone, who is best known for the Italian gangster film Gomorrah, a film so naturalistic in its approach, it almost felt like a documentary. Which makes Tale of Tales, a retelling of three archetypal fairystories with a surreal dream-like approach, a surprise straight out of leftfield.
The three interwoven stories take place in separate kingdoms. In the first, Salma Hayek’s queen uses dark magic to finally give her a son (Christian Lees), but becomes violently jealous when her progeny prefers the company of his mysterious doppelganger (Jonah Lees) to her. »
- Jack Kirby
The UK outfit is bolstering its day-and-date offering with the introduction of live red carpet features and post-film Q&As.
Curzon Home Cinema, the VoD service operated by independent cinema chain Curzon, is trialling an enhancement to its digital offering with the introduction of live elements for day-and-date releases.
Home viewers will be able to tune into a live broadcast of a film’s red carpet event and can also view post-film Q&As with directors and talent.
Home viewers will be able to tune into the red carpet and Q&A features of that event live, though the film »
Exclusive: Metro International inks UK deal for coming-of-age drama.
The story follows a neglected, wayward teen whose singing talent offers her an escape to a better life until she finds her loyalties torn between her inspiring, unconventional care worker and her possessive and volatile best friend.
Bull Dog is planning a theatrical release this autumn with a charity premiere benefit for Child Line Rocks, a subsidiary of ChildLine/Nspcc.
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Starring Shirley Henderson (Trainspotting) and Théodore Pellerin (Les Demons), the film follows a woman struggling with advanced Parkinson’s disease while her son attempts to find his emotional and sexual identity.
Written and directed by Hepburn – whose concept short of the same name played at Tiff and won her a most promising director prize at the 2015 Vancouver International Film Festival – the project is produced by Tyler Hagan for Experimental Forest Films and James Brown for Christie Street Creative, with Carole Whiteman exec producing.
Following a winter shoot in tough conditions in Canadian province British Columbia earlier this year, shooting will recommence »
Mary Galloway (“Fire Song”), Nicholas Campbell (“Da Vinci’s Inquest”) and Lorne Cardinal (“Insomnia”) also star in the film which sees a mother struggle to take control of her life in the face of advanced Parkinson’s disease, while her son is battling his sexual and emotional identity amid the violence of Alberta’s oil field work camps.
Hepburn writes and directs the project. James Brown’s Christie Street Creative and Tyler Hagan Experimental Forest Films produce. Carol Whitman is exec producing. Film is backed by Telefilm Canada’s Canada Feature Film Fund, Bell Media’s Harold Greenburg »
- Diana Lodderhose
Even though fairy tales themselves have often been dark throughout the years, the translation to film from book form has almost exclusively been directed towards young audiences. Occasionally we get more adult themed fairy tales, but they tend to be few and far between. Lost a bit in the Tribeca shuffle for me was the release last weekend of the new movie from Matteo Garrone, the fantasy film of sorts Tale of Tales. It’s a real unique flick, having debuted last year at the Cannes Film Festival before finally now in theatrical release, as of the weekend. It’s interesting enough that I wanted to make a quick mention of it, as it’s really something else. The film is, more or less, a collection of a few fairy tales, just given a different spin than usual. There’s three main ones, including the obsessive quest of the Queen »
- Joey Magidson
Filming is now underway in South Korea on acclaimed director Bong Joon-ho’s (Snowpiercer) new film Okja, with the director adding multiple actors to the Netflix original film, The Hollywood Reporter has revealed.
Okja is co-written by Bong and Jon Ronson (Frank) and tells the story of “young girl who must risk everything to prevent a powerful, multi-national company from kidnapping her best friend – a massive animal named ‘Okja’”.
With filming beginning, Bong has added Lily Collins (Love, Rosie), Steven Yeun (The Walking Dead), Shirley Henderson (Filth), Daniel Henshall (The Babadook), Devon Bostick (The 100), Byun Heebong (The Host), Yoon Je Moon (Mother) and Choi Wooshik (Set Me Free) to the cast. Jake Gyllenhaal (Demolition), Tilda Swinton (A Bigger Splash) and Paul Dano (Love & Mercy) were previously announced
Okja is set for release in 2017 on Netflix, as well as having a limited day/date release in select cinemas in the Us, »
- Scott J. Davis
Those who have been eager to see another movie from Bong Joon-Ho after climbing aboard The Rattling Ark in 2013’s Snowpiercer will be happy to hear that his next film, Okja, has begun filming in South Korea with a cast that includes Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal, and The Walking Dead’s Steven Yeun.
Yeun, who plays Glenn on AMC’s The Walking Dead, also recently signed on to star in Joe Lynch’s new action horror film, Mayhem. Fans can see Yeun in Okja when it debuts on Netflix in 2017, with a limited theatrical release also planned in the Us. For more details about Joon-Ho’s latest film, we have the official press release:
Press Release: Seoul, South Korea (April 23, 2016) – Netflix announced that principal photography began yesterday on its feature film Okja in Seoul, South Korea. From director Bong Joon Ho (Snowpiercer, The Host, Mother), Okja is produced by Plan B, »
- Derek Anderson
Netflix announced that principal photography began yesterday on its feature film Okja in Seoul, South Korea. From director Bong Joon Ho (Snowpiercer, The Host, Mother), Okja is produced by Plan B, Lewis Pictures and Kate Street Picture Company, and stars Tilda Swinton (Hail Caesar!, Moonrise Kingdom), Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler, Everest) and Paul Dano (Love & Mercy, 12 Years A Slave) in a bold, global adventure.
Director Bong said:
"With Okja I want to show the beauty that can exist between man and animal, and also the horror between them."
Okja was written by Bong and Jon Ronson (Frank) and follows Mija, a young girl who must risk everything to prevent a powerful, multi-national company from kidnapping her best friend – a massive animal named 'Okja'. Mija will be played by Seohyun An.
- Kellvin Chavez
After barrelling around an icy wasteland as the monstrous Deputy-Minister Mason, Tilda Swinton will reunite with Joon-Ho for the sci-fi flick, rubbing shoulders with Jake Gyllenhaal as a zoologist, Paul Dano, The 100‘s Devon Bostick, Lily Collins, Byun Heebong, Shirley Henderson and, now, The Walking Dead stalwart Steven Yeun.
Word of Yeun’s casting comes just as Okja officially slinks into production. Hoping to spotlight “the beauty that can exist between man and animal, and also the horror between them,” Joon-Ho’s intriguing creature feature will set up shop across Canada, the States and in the director’s home of South Korea.
- Michael Briers
Principal photography has begun in Seoul, South Korea, on Netflix’s Okja, Bong Joon-Ho’s anticipated follow-up to Snowpiercer, starring Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal and Paul Dano. Steven Yeun (The Walking Dead), Lily Collins (To The Bone), Devon Bostick (The 100), Byun Heebong (The Host), Shirley Henderson (Anna Karenina), Daniel Henshall (The Babadook), Yoon Je Moon (Mother) and Choi Wooshik (Set Me Free) round out the cast. Written by Bong and Jon Ronson (Frank), Okja… »
Continuing in the world of sci-fi following his post-apocalyptic thriller Snowpiercer, writer-director Bong Joon-ho has now begun shooting his follow-up, Okja. Backed by Brad Pitt’s Plan B and Netflix, we now have the finalized cast. Toplined by Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Paul Dano, the “bold, global adventure” will be led by Seohyun An, playing Mija.
Co-written by Frank‘s Jon Ronson, it follows “a young girl who must risk everything to prevent a powerful, multi-national company from kidnapping her best friend – a massive animal named Okja.” “With Okja I want to show the beauty that can exist between man and animal, and also the horror between them,” the director says.
Rounding out the cast is Devon Bostick (The 100), Lily Collins (Mirror Mirror), Byun Heebong (The Host), Shirley Henderson (Anna Karenina), Daniel Henshall (The Babadook), Yoon Je Moon (Mother), Choi Wooshik (Set Me Free) and Steven Yeun (The Walking Dead »
- Jordan Raup
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