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Field of Lost Shoes DVD Review

3 December 2014 9:45 AM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Title: Field of Lost Shoes Arc Entertainment Director: Sean McNamara Writers: Thomas Farrell, Dave Kennedy Cast: David Arquette, Keith David, Lauren Holly, Nolan Gould, Jason Isaacs, Zach Roerig,  and Tom Skerritt Running time: 96 minutes, Rated PG-13 (war violence) Special Features: Behind the Scenes; Virginia Military Institute’s New Market Oath Ceremony; Trailer Available December 2nd During the American Civil War, 257 teenage cadets from the Virginia Military Institute in New Market, marched 80 miles to fill a gap in the line and charge in the one-day battle at Shenandoah Valley. Only 10 were killed. This is the story of seven of those boys and only four of which came out  [ Read More ]

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Rumor: Andy Serkis Playing More than One Character in Star Wars: The Force Awakens?

1 December 2014 1:20 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Andy Serkis is an excellent live-action actor, but when the guy behind Gollum and Caesar is cast in the new Star Wars movie, it’s hard not to assume he’s on board to play a motion capture character.  There have been rumors floating around regarding who Serkis is portraying in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but at this point, the only confirmed detail we have is that he’s the man behind the voiceover in the new teaser trailer.  Who is he exactly?  Which side is he fighting for?  We don’t know for sure, but even if we did, that might not confirm Serkis' full involvement in the film. A new report just surfaced claiming that Serkis is playing not one, but multiple characters in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.  Hit the jump for more. According to Jedi News (via Screen Rant), Serkis has two roles in the film. »

- Perri Nemiroff

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'Spare Parts' Trailer

10 November 2014 5:46 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Lionsgate has released the trailer for "Spare Parts" starring George Lopez, Jamie Lee Curtis, Carlos PenaVega, Esai Morales, Jose Julian, David Del Rio, Oscar Gutierrez, Alexa PenaVega, Alessandra Rosaldo and Marisa Tomei.

The film was directed by Sean McNamara based on the Wired Magazine article “La Vida Robot” by Joshua Davis and Screenplay by Elissa Matsueda.

"Spare Parts" is a true life story about four Hispanic high school students who form a robotics club under the leadership of their school’s newest teacher, Fredi (George Lopez). With no experience, 800 bucks, used car parts and a dream, this rag tag team goes up against the country’s reigning robotics champion, MIT. On their journey, they learn not only how to build a robot- they learn to build a bond that will last a lifetime.

Have a look at the trailer below.

"Spare Parts" hits theaters on January 16, 2015. »

- Kellvin Chavez

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Screen Nsw boards Teresa Palmer thriller

7 October 2014 3:23 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Screen Nsw is investing $400,000 in 2:22, a psychological thriller from Australian writer-director Paul Currie.

Teresa Palmer will star as a woman who gets involved with a guy who is drawn by a bizarre pattern of events to Central Station every day at 2:22pm and. discovers this is the time and location of a murder 27 years ago..

Currie told If he has pushed back the start of production until early next year while the search continues for the lead male and another key character, the ex-boyfriend of Palmer.s character.

Icon will release in Australia and Good Universe is handling international sales. According to Screen Nsw the production will spend nearly $8.1 million in Nsw. Currie said the budget will be $11 million- $12 million.

In the latest funding round Screen Nsw is also investing $25,000 from the production finance fund and $50,000 from the regional filming fund in Outback ER, Screentime.s 8 x 30. observational documentary series for ABC TV, »

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Comedy-drama plumbs Melbourne's underbelly

23 September 2014 9:45 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Actor Paul Ireland is set to make his feature directing debut on Pawno, a dramedy set in a seedy pawn shop in Melbourne's western suburbs.

Scripted by actor-turned-writer Damian Hill, the film will follow one day in the lives of 14 characters as they attempt to survive, thrive or maintain their way of life in an often cruel world.

.It is a unique and unapologetic journey into the underbelly of our society,. said Hill, who is producing with Ireland through their company Toothless Pictures.

Due to start shooting in Footscray on November 23, the film.s ensemble cast includes John Brumpton, Hill, Maeve Dermody, Malcolm Kennard, Mark Coles Smith and Tony Rickards.

Hill and Ireland, who formed Toothless Pictures last year, raised $12,500 via crowd-funding site Pozible and the balance of the budget from philanthropic investors after two years of toil.

.Our focus is to tell a compelling, poignant and layered story that will move and entertain, »

- Don Groves

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Civil War Drama Field of Lost Shoes Argues No Confederates Were Racist

23 September 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Village Voice | See recent Village Voice news »

Rewriting history to egregious ends, Field of Lost Shoes recounts the true-life saga of seven Virginia Military Institute cadets who in 1864 died in service to the Confederate Army during the Battle of New Market. Awash in phony-looking facial hair and clichéd period drama, Sean McNamara’s drama defines those brave boys via their love of black people, their embrace of Jews, and their desire to fight so that they might protect their homeland from “foreign invaders,” uphold their “traditions,” and preserve their “future.” Save for a brief prologue, there isn’t a pro-slavery Southern man to be found in this fantasyland vision of the Civil War, only kind-hearted, open-minded progressives who want to be with their love-a »

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Paramount nabs Louis Xiv drama

15 August 2014 4:04 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The studio has acquired Us rights to The Moon And The Sun starring Pierce Brosnan and will release on April 10, 2015.

Producer and Pandemonium Films CEO Bill Mechanic shopped the project to the studio. Good Universe has been selling international rights.

Brosnan plays the so-called Sun King, whose quest for immortality is challenged by his daughter after he captures and steals the life-force of a mermaid.

Sean McNamara directs from the novel of the same name by Vonda N McIntyre. Laura Harrington adapted the screenplay with revisions by Mechanic, Barry Berman, Harrington, James Schamus and Ron Bass.

Mechanic produces alongside Hong Pang, Wei Han, Paul Currie, McNamara, and David Brookwell.

The cast includes William Hurt, Benjamin Walker, Kaya Scodelario, Pablo Schreiber and Fan Bingbing. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Paramount acquires Louis Xiv drama

15 August 2014 4:04 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The studio has acquired Us rights to The Moon And The Sun starring Pierce Brosnan and will release on April 10, 2015.

Producer and Pandemonium Films CEO Bill Mechanic shopped the project to the studio. Good Universe has been selling international rights.

Brosnan plays the so-called Sun King, whose quest for immortality is challenged by hisn daughter after he captures and steals the life force of a mermaid, only to be

Sean McNamara directs from the novel of the same name by Vonda N McIntyre. Laura Harrington adapted the screenplay with revisions by Mechanic, Barry Berman, Harrington, James Schamus and Ron Bass.

Mechanic produces alongside Hong Pang, Wei Han, Paul Currie, McNamara, and David Brookwell.

The cast includes William Hurt, Benjamin Walker, Kaya Scodelario, Pablo Schreiber and Fan Bingbing. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Paramount Lands Rights to Sean McNamara’s Louis Xiv Drama

15 August 2014 2:57 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paramount Pictures has secured the domestic distribution rights to the pic “The Moon and the Sun” from Sean McNamara.

Paramount will release the film on April 10, 2015.

McNamara will direct the film, which stars Pierce Brosnan, William Hurt, Benjamin Walker, Kaya Scodelario, Pablo Schreiber and Fan Bingbing.

The story follows King Louis Xiv’s quest for immortality that leads him to capture and steal the life force of a mermaid. But Louis’ plans are complicated by his daughter, who befriends the creature and defies the most powerful monarch on earth.

The film is produced by Bill Mechanic, Hong Pang, Wei Han, Paul Currie, McNamara and David Brookwell.

International sales are being handled by Good Universe.

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Paramount Sets Release for Pierce Brosnan's 'The Moon and the Sun'

15 August 2014 2:33 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Paramount Pictures has picked up U.S. distribution rights to The Moon and The Sun, starring Pierce Brosnan as King Louis Xiv in a tale of how the French monarch tries to achieve immortality by stealing the life force from a mermaid. The studio is slating the historical fantasy for a wide release on April 10, 2015. The cast also includes William Hurt, Benjamin Walker, Kaya Scodelario, Pablo Schreiber and Bingbing Fan. Sean McNamara has directed the film from the novel same name by Vonda N. McIntyre, with a script by Laura Harrington, with revisions by Bill Mechanic and Barry Berman, Harrington,

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Pierce Brosnan, William Hurt's ‘The Moon and the Sun’ Gets Spring 2015 Release Date

15 August 2014 2:15 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The Moon and the Sun” is set for an April 10, 2015 release, Paramount announced Friday. The adaptation of Vonda N. McIntyre's historical fantasy romance novel stars Pierce Brosnan as King Louis Xiv. Also read: ‘The November Man’ Review: Pierce Brosnan's Aging Spy Can't Save This Double-0 Dud The Sean McNamara-directed film centers around the King's quest for immortality, part of which includes stealing the life force from a mermaid played by Chinese actress Fan Bingbing (“X-Men: Days of Future Past.”) William Hurt co-stars as Pere La Chaise, a character who didn't appear in McIntyre's Nebula Award-winning novel. It »

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Paramount Sets 2015 Date For ‘The Moon And The Sun’

15 August 2014 2:11 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Paramount has locked U.S. distribution on period fantasy adventure The Moon And The Sun, starring Pierce Brosnan and Kaya Scodelario. The adaptation of Vonda N. McIntyre’s 1997 Nebula Award-winning novel follows King Louis Xiv’s quest for immortality as he captures and tries to steal the lifeforce of a mermaid, a quest complicated when his daughter befriends the creature. William Hurt, Benjamin Walker, Pablo Schreiber and Bingbing Fan also star in the film helmed by Soul Surfer‘s Sean McNamara, which Paramount has slotted for April 10 against Fox’s Nicholas Sparks adaptation The Longest Ride. Pandemonium Films’ Bill Mechanic (Coraline) brought the pic to Paramount and produced alongside Hong Pang, Wei Han, Paul Currie, McNamara, and David Brookwell. Script is by Laura Harrington, with revisions by Mechanic, and Barry Berman, Laura Harrington, James Schamus and Ron Bass. Good Universe is handling international sales.

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Harrison Ford's injury prompting two-week hiatus for 'Star Wars' in August

6 July 2014 1:49 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

After 67,000 submissions for a casting call that went out to all "aspiring actors," Lucasfilm has cast two small roles in"Star Wars: Episode VII."  Neither role was revealed, but the actors have immediately been introduced to global notoriety. Crystal Clarke is an American actress who studied at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. She'll be seen next year in a supporting role in "The Moon and the Sun" alongside Pierce Brosnan, William Hurt, Benjamin Walker, Kaya Scodelario and Rachel Griffiths. Focus Features will release the Sean McNamara fantasy in 2015. The second actor cast is Brit Pip Anderson who showed off his freestyle running skills in this inventive ad for an "Amazing Spider-Man" tie-in a few years ago. He goes by the handle Piptrix on YouTube and you can check out his impressive work here. In a statement on StarWars.com, producer and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy noted, “The Star Wars universe »

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Selma Set for Limited Christmas Day Release; The Homesman Rides into Theaters on November 7th; Spare Parts Comes Together January 16, 2015

20 June 2014 4:40 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Here's a look at the latest release dates: Selma - Ava DuVernay's Civil Rights picture starring David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King, Jr. opens in limited release on Christmas Day, with a theater expansion on January 9, 2015. The Homesman - Writer-director-star Tommy Lee Jones' Western drama also starring Hilary Swank and Miranda Otto will open on November 7th. Spare PartsSean McNamara's film that follows a team of high school students participating in an underwater robotics competition will open January 16, 2015. Hit the jump for more on each picture. In addition to the Christmas Day 2015 release date news, which qualifies the film for the 2014 Oscars race, we've also received an updated casting list.  The film stars David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King Jr., Tom Wilkinson as Lyndon Baines Johnson, Carmen Ejogo as Coretta Scott King, Andre Holland as Andrew Young, Omar J. Dorsey as James Orange, Alessandro Nivola as John Doar, »

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George Lopez Movie ‘Spare Parts’ Sets Release Date for Jan. 16

19 June 2014 12:46 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Aiming for the growing Hispanic market, Lionsgate and Pantelion have set a Jan. 16 release date in the U.S. for George Lopez’ inspirational drama “Spare Parts.”

Pantelion is a film venture between Lionsgate and Televisa. Its “Instructions Not Included” was a solid success with $44 million in domestic grosses last year — eclipsing “Pan’s Labyrinth” as the top Spanish-language grosser in the U.S.

The project, formerly called “La Vida Robot,” is directed by Sean McNamara. Lopez is producing through his Travieso Productions with David Alpert through Circle of Confusion along with Rick Jacobs, Leslie Kolins Smith and Ben Odell.

The film is based on a true story about four undocumented Mexican-American teenagers from Phoenix who team up to build an underwater robot that wins the national robotics competition. Marisa Tomei portrays a teacher whose belief in the rag tag team helps lead them to success and Lopez plays the teacher supervising the students. »

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Lionsgate's 'Spare Parts' Gets January 2015 Release Date

19 June 2014 11:18 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Hellbent on pleasing the underserved--and burgeoning--Hispanic audience, Lionsgate and Pantelion Film have scheduled upcoming flick "Spare Parts" for release on January 16, 2015. Starring George Lopez, the film is based on the true story of four Hispanic high school students who start a robotics club and, with no experience and little money, work their way up to challenge the country's reigning robotics champ, MIT. Jaime Lee Curtis, Marisa Tomei, Alexa PenaVega and Carlos Pena star alongside Lopez. Sean McNamara, who has helmed many kids TV and film projects, is directing from a script by newcomer Elissa Matsueda. »

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China's Kylin ploughs $20.5m into Brosnan film

29 May 2014 8:57 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Investors say their contribution to period drama The Moon And The Sun is China’s biggest financial contribution to a non-studio movie produced outside mainland China. [Exclusive first image]

Kylin Films’ investment in The Moon And The Sun, currently being filmed in Melbourne with Pierce Brosnan, is China’s biggest financial contribution to a non-studio movie produced outside Mainland China.

Speaking on behalf of James Pang, who owns 75% of the private film production and finance company, Leo Shi Young said: “The total investment (budget) is Us$40.5m and we, Kylin Films, put in $20.5m.”

He said an additional $3m has come from Evergrande Pictures, an unrelated Chinese player.

Director Sean McNamara’s The Moon And The Sun is based on Vanda McIntrye’s novel of the same name and is set in the court of Louis Xiv of France in 1682.

It is about a king (Pierce Brosnan), whose quest for immortality leads him to try and capture the life »

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Aacta hikes membership fees with expanded events

27 May 2014 10:59 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts is raising full membership fees by 18%--- but people can beat the price rise by joining or renewing their membership before July 1.

AFI|Aacta CEO Damian Trewhella justifies the increase by pointing to the added benefits of year-round events for members in Sydney and Melbourne as well as access to the Aacta Awards screenings and films streamed online on Aacta TV, and discounted cinema tickets.

Also, the organisation has just stipulated that only Aacta members can apply to sit on the juries. There was no fee increase last year.

.The value equation has increased enormously,. he tells If, citing the 8 or 9 events that have been staged in Sydney this year at the AFI.s base at Event Cinemas Bondi Junction, with 15-20 planned for the full year.

The annual fee for members from July 1 goes up from $110 to $130 and for guild members »

- Don Groves

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Aacta hikes membership fees

27 May 2014 10:59 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts is raising full membership fees by 18%--- but people can beat the price rise by joining or renewing their membership before July 1.

AFI|Aacta CEO Damian Trewhella justifies the increase by pointing to the added benefits of year-round events for members in Sydney and Melbourne as well as access to the Aacta Awards screenings and films streamed online on Aacta TV, and discounted cinema tickets.

Also, the organisation has just stipulated that only Aacta members can apply to sit on the juries. There was no fee increase last year.

.The value equation has increased enormously,. he tells If, citing the 8 or 9 events that have been staged in Sydney this year at the AFI.s base at Event Cinemas Bondi Junction, with 15-20 planned for the full year.

The annual fee for members from July 1 goes up from $110 to $130 and for guild members »

- Don Groves

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Meet Producer Gudrun Giddings: Hollywood’s Scandinavia Whisperer

21 May 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Call Gudrun Giddings the Scandinavia film whisperer. Ever since “Let the Right One In” and “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” delivered box office that headed straight north, Hollywood has been mining Nordic noir that’s fresh, dark and edgy from Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Iceland. Among the filmmakers in demand for overseas gigs: Daniel Espinosa (“Safe House”), Jalmari Helander (“Rare Exports”), Baltasar Kormakur (“2 Guns”), Tommy Wirkola (“Dead Snow”), Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg (“Kon-Tiki”), Nicolas Winding Refn (“Drive”) and Andre Ovredal (“Troll Hunter”). To help deal with the language barrier, L.A.-based Giddings has become key in linking Scandinavian and Hollywood production companies, agencies and studios with talent, projects and financing.

Backstory: Giddings studied to be a lawyer, and learned the ropes of the film biz at Samuel and Victor Hadida’s Davis Films and Metropolitan Filmexport (“Domino,” “Silent Hill”), and later Paradox Entertainment (“Conan the Barbarian »

- Marc Graser

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