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Interscope Records and The Weinstein Company have announced the release of Big Eyes – Music From The Original Motion Picture available at all digital partners now.
Multi-platinum recording artist Lana Del Rey performs the title track “Big Eyes,” which she co-wrote with Daniel Heath and is nominated for a 2015 Golden Globe for Best Original Song in a Motion Picture.
Said Del Rey: “I’m so grateful to Tim for letting me into his wild world and to Harvey for encouraging me to continue to write for films. I’m honored that the Hollywood foreign press has nominated my song.”
From the whimsical mind of director Burton, Big Eyes tells the outrageous true story »
- Michelle McCue
Director Tim Burton has stepped away from fantasy, Johnny Depp, and Helena Bonham Carter for the first time in at least a decade and the result is one of his best films. Big Eyes tells the true story of Margaret Ulbrick (Amy Adams), a divorced artist who lands in San Francisco, young daughter in tow, in the late 1950s. Her work, at first mostly portraits of her daughter, takes the cute but sad form of waifish children with dark, enormous eyes. She soon finds herself remarried, this time to the ridiculously charming Walter Keane (Christoph Watlz), a successful real estate salesman who paints bland Paris street scenes in his spare time. When he can’t get his or Margaret’s art exhibited in the hip art gallery run by bohemian Jason Schwartzman, he works out a deal to get the paintings displayed outside the restrooms at the ‘Hungry I’ jazz nightclub across the street. »
- Tom Stockman
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The eyes may be the windows to the soul, but they wind up revealing far too little in “Big Eyes,” an unpersuasive, paint-by-numbers account of the fraud perpetrated by Walter Keane, who succeeded in fooling the public and amassing a fortune by passing off his wife Margaret’s paintings as his own. Despite Amy Adams’ affecting performance as an artist and ’50s/’60s housewife complicit in her own captivity, this relatively straightforward dramatic outing for Tim Burton is too broadly conceived to penetrate the mystery at the heart of the Keanes’ unhappy marriage — the depiction of which is dominated by an outlandish, ogre-like turn from Christoph Waltz that increasingly seems to hold the movie hostage. Still, the tale’s colorfully entertaining veneer and the name talents involved should draw an appreciative number of arthouse patrons to the Weinstein Co. release, set to open Christmas Day.
Although this independent production qualifies »
- Justin Chang
That’s right: Fox’s upcoming Batman prequel Gotham topped the Television Critics Association’s poll for “Most Promising New Show” of Fall 2014, with Jane the Virgin (from The CW) and Showtime’s The Affair finishing at No. 2 and 3, it was announced on Tuesday.
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Most Promising New Comedy went to ABC’s black-ish, edging out Jane the Virgin and NBC’s A to Z, while Gotham (not surprisingly) also snagged Most Promising New Drama, followed by The Affair and (just »
Film anthologies are such hit or miss entities these days (actually, when haven’t they been?), some working very well and some, well..not so much. Like an entertaining homage to Rod Serling’s various anthology TV shows, Locker 13 (directed by Bruce Dellis, Jason Marsden, Matthew Mebane, Adam Monteirth and Donovan Monteirth) gives fans of the anthology sub-genre an entertaining time, one that doesn’t take overstay its welcome, giving a decently paced and well executed ride.
More akin to The Twilight Zone than Tales From The Crypt, Locker 13 revolves around Skip, a young janitor at a wild west-like theme park. Curious about the theme park and the stories that inhabit it, Skip sits down as his supervisor, Archie, guides Skip through various stories about the different choices that people are given in life and how each person’s decision can affect their lives, for the good, or in some cases, »
- Jerry Smith
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The screenwriters are Bruce Dellis, Jason Marsden, Adam Montierth, Donovan Montierth, Jose Rosete, John Waldron, Jason Walters, and Cameron Young. The segment directors are Dellis (segment: "The Byzantine Order"), Marsden (segment: “The Author”), Matthew Mebane (segment: “Down and Out”), A. »
- Steve Barton
In theory, an anthology horror film should be a great way for some filmmakers to put together a half-decent horror movie. As the V/H/S films (and, to a lesser degree, The ABCs of Death) have indicated, if you have a few dedicated squads of filmmakers (and some decent story ideas, of course) you can sew some short videos together with a simple framing story, and voila, you have a solid horror film. Or at least an amusing one.
But what happens when people with very few ideas (and even fewer filmmaking skills) try the same formula? The result is something like Locker 13, a broad, obvious, and consistently tiresome collection of "campfire tales" that are about as scary as a half-eaten donut. Given the final product's drearily predictable format, its 20+ producers, and its handful of familiar character actors in very small roles, it seems like Locker 13 was »
- Scott Weinberg
The screenwriters are Bruce Dellis, Jason Marsden, Adam Montierth, Donovan Montierth, Jose Rosete, John Waldron, Jason Walters, and Cameron Young. The segment directors are Dellis (segment: "The Byzantine Order"), Marsden (segment: “The Author”), Matthew Mebane (segment: “Down and Out”), A. Montierth (segment: “Suicide Club”), and D. Montierth (segment: “The Other Side”).
Skip, the nighttime janitor in an Old West theme park, delves into the mysteries surrounding an old locker. His sage supervisor recounts chilling tales that underscore the importance of making the right choice.
The recollection includes an aging boxer who is given »
- Debi Moore
Exclusive: Isabel Echeverry of Kontakto Reps and Erika Olmos of Olmos Management have joined forces to form Olmos Kontakto Entertainment, a new management firm focused on discovering and developing emerging Latino talent. Olmos Kontakto represents actors, writers, directors and other creatives and will also develop a slate of feature films, reality TV, and scripted TV that promote ethnic and cultural diversity. Advertising vet Echeverry has experience in the Us Hispanic market and a client roster via her commercials-focused Kontakto Reps that includes Believe Media, Carbo Films, Company 3, Beast Editorial, Boxer Films, Personal Music, Altered.La, Slim, Cherry Sundae and Nunchaku. Clients of Olmos include Jonathan Castellanos (Off the Map), Vannessa Vasquez (Sorrow), Maynor Alvarado (Chavez), and Bernardo Saracino (Bless me Ultima, 50 to 1). She has also produced a number of documentaries. Olmos Kontakto is currently repping feature film Asher, from writer-director Francisco Ordonez with Danny Glover, Mekhi Phiefer, Gina Rodriguez »
- JEN YAMATO
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