5) Lana Del Rey “Young and Beautiful”
Directed by Chris Sweeney
Baz Luhrmann’s Great Gatsby adaptation is out now and Lana Del Rey is the first of the star-studded soundtrack to release a video for her contribution. “Young and Beautiful” is a breathtakingly shot thing where Lana is dressed up like a striking jazz musician in a noir movie. She is accompanied by a shadowy orchestra that supply a fantastic and beautiful atmosphere. The video is shot like an Italian horror film from the 70′s and doesn’t really fit in with the vibe Luhrmann’s adaptation depicts but it’s still very elegant and beautiful and very Lana Del Reyish.
4) Smith Westerns “Varsity”
Directed by Alan Del Rio Ortiz
Smith Westerns return next month with their new album Soft Will and the video for the lead single “Varsity” just screams summer. It opens with a number of close-ups that »
Well, our brains just exploded. Check out this video that combines Zach Galifianakis' Between Two Ferns, James Franco, Lonely Island's new music video about spring breaaaaak, gay marriage, and everyone's favorite disenchanted Ikea enthusiast Ed Norton. Lonely Islanders Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone and Andy Samberg will be releasing a new video from their upcoming Wack Album every Wednesday until it arrives on June 11. Is it too much to hope for a Timberlake or Jon Hamm collaboration for the next premiere? Also in the land of amazing music videos that feature film stars and filmic setups is the clip for David Bowie's "The Next Day" — the third video from his new album of the same name. Tilda Swinton was featured in the video for "The...
- Alison Nastasi
Alexander Skarsgård is no stranger to talented co-stars, having shared screen time with Liam Neeson, Ellen Page and even dad Stellan Skarsgård, but none was quite so adorable as 7-year-old Onata Aprile, whom the actor stars alongside in the drama "What Maisie Knew."
The film, based on the novel by Henry James, tells the story of a young girl who's caught in the middle of her parents' messy divorce and even messier life after. She eventually finds an unexpected father figure in her timid stepfather Lincoln, played convincingly by Skarsgård. In fact, the pair's chemistry and admiration for one another is so palpable, people just can't quit talking about it. Including Skarsgård, who told MTV News his young co-star was the main selling point of the project.
"Working with Onata was pretty amazing," he said. "Looking back, that's what I take from it. I had so much fun working with Onata. »
- Amy Wilkinson
David Bowie has elevated his music to what is truly a unique work of art throughout the years. At 66 years old, David Bowie isn’t slowing down, and his newest album is one of his best so far. Bowie writes and performs what he wants, when he wants, and with his new album now out, Bowie has kept busy creating some truly ambitious music videos. We’ve already posted his video “The Stars (Are Out Tonight)” with Tilda Swinton, and now he’s re-teamed with director Floria Sigismondi for an even better music video featuring Gary Oldman and Marion Cotillard. Watch the clip below. Enjoy!
“The Next Day” is the title track from Bowie’s latest album, which he released in March after a surprise announcement revealing its existence on his 66th birthday in January.
David Bowie has always had a knack for the theatrics. His elusiveness over the years and enigmatic persona he presents in the few interviews he even gives only adds to the idea that David Bowie truly exists only in his music and other creative projects and not actually as a person. The Next Day, Bowie’s first album in over a decade, was released this past March and the album has already spawned one star driven music video featuring Tilda Swinton. Gary Oldman and Marion Cotillard are the next two actors to be featured in the new video for the title track off the album. Apparently, Youtube has already removed the video for one reason or another and I think it’s safe to say that the Catholic Church won’t be coming out in support of the profane video either. The video is directed by The Runaways director Floria Sigismondi. »
- Michael Haffner
At 66 years old, David Bowie is showing the kids how it's done. With a new album on store shelves (where stores still exist), is Bowie going on a wild world tour, talking to every press outlet possible and making appearances wherever he can? Nope. Instead, he's making the kind of ambitious music videos we used to get two decades ago. Earlier this year he delivered the great spot that featured him and Tilda Swinton playing husband and wife in "The Stars (Are Out Tonight)," and now he's reteamed with director Floria Sigismondi for another equally memorable promo. This time around Gary Oldman and Marion Cotillard star in the video, and instead of playing Commissioner Gordon and Miranda Tate, they're a priest and prostitute (?), respectively, in a bar where Bowie is performing and also a prophet. Things get religious and very, very bloody from there, but it's a pretty excellent three minutes, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Franco will play Tomas, a writer who accidentally causes the death of a child and spends the next 12 years examining the effect of the tragedy on his life and that of Kate, the child’s mother. Wenders said the film was “a story of guilt and forgiveness, and of accepting things you cannot change anymore.”
HanWay Films reps the film in international markets, and will introduce it to buyers at Cannes.
Wenders’ previous film, “Pina,” grossed over $30 million worldwide. »
- Leo Barraclough
Press Release: Champaign, Ill. -- Terrence Malick's 1978 film "Days of Heaven" won an Oscar for best cinematography, and Roger Ebert likely found that no surprise. It is "above all one of the most beautiful films ever made," Ebert said in a 1997 review. So it's only appropriate that the film will open the 15th annual Roger Ebert's Film Festival on April 17 in the big-screen, newly renovated Virginia Theater in downtown Champaign.
Also among the 12 features and two shorts to be screened during the five-day "Ebertfest" -- running through April 21 at the Virginia and at the University of Illinois -- will be a kabuki-inspired drama from Japan; a recent silent film from Spain that deserved as much attention as "The Artist," according to Ebert; a sympathetic take on the "mad" painter Vincent Van Gogh, directed by frequent festival guest Paul Cox; and a documentary, which will close the festival, about »
Have you ever wondered what your favorite historical figures would look like if they were alive today? Would William Shakespeare be trendy, preppy or boho chic? A team of digital artists teamed up with historian Dr. Suzannah Lipscomb to project what history's most renowned figures might look like in 2013.
The talented team churned out four realistic portrayals that are as convincing as they are hilarious. According to the images below, Henry VII would likely be a businessman doing a four-hour work week, Shakespeare would probably own a Moleskine and Elizabeth I would clearly take fashion tips from Tilda Swinton. The creative endeavor was recently commissioned by UKTV’s Yesterday channel in anticipation of the upcoming series "Secret Life Of…"
Would you have guessed that Shakespeare would rock a diamond stud and an asymmetrical 'do? Let us know your thoughts in the comments. For a more playful interpretation of a similar idea, »
- Priscilla Frank
Six-time Oscar nominee Glenn Close (Albert Nobbs), Oscar nominee Frank Langella (Frost/Nixon), Bérénice Marlohe (Skyfall), Lambert Wilson (Of Gods And Men) and Olivia Thirlby (Juno) have joined the cast of Mockingbird Pictures and Demarest Films’ 5 To 7 alongside the previously announced Anton Yelchin (Star Trek Into Darkness). The film, set to start shooting in May in New York, is written and will be directed by Victor Levin (AMC’s “Mad Men”).
5 to 7 is being produced and co-financed by Sam Englebardt and William D. Johnson of Demarest Films, and by Bonnie Curtis and Julie Lynn of Mockingbird Pictures with their investor group as executive producers. The film is co-executive produced by Lisa Wilson and Myles Nestel of The Solution Entertainment Group, which is handling international sales and will represent the film at the Cannes Film Market. CAA and Wme are co-representing the U.S. rights.
5 To 7 is set in New York, »
- Michelle McCue
Ja from Mnpp here - by now I think most of you have probably heard the news that Michael Fassbender is going to play Macbeth for the director of Snowtown. (Any fans of Snowtown up in here? I found it monstrously, emphasis on monstrously, effective.) Speculation immediately turned to what actress would play the scheming Lady to his doomed King - I saw everybody from Tilda Swinton to Emma Watson mentioned (and no doubt somewhere Sally Kellerman whispered her own name into the wind, too).
Well today we find out his former Jane Got a Gun co-star to be that never was Natalie Portman will be the one whispering deadly somethings in his ear, and... people don't seem happy, from what I can gather? I have to admit I'm kinda skeptical myself. I like Natalie, I thought she deserved her Oscar for Black Swan, but Vincent Cassel wasn't wrong when »
I hope April was a good month for you. On the other hand, if you, like me, weren't having a 'firing on all cylinders' month, you probably missed some goodies. Herewith ten highlights from the month... I mean, besides Reader Spotlight and Best Shot which are always highlights.
Ryan, Tilda, and T-Rex were the stars of the month here at The Film Experience
Jury Duty my stint at the Nashville International Film Festival and the prizes we gave
Can a Bad Sequel Diminish a Classic? Michael asks Burning Questions with flair
Surprise Podcast Joe, Nick and I discussed The Place Beyond the Pines and 1990s flicks
Jude in the Snow I think the highlight of this year's noncommittal April Showers (sorry) was Andrew's piece on Anna Karenina, don't you?
- NATHANIEL R
DVD Release Date: May 21, 2013
Price: DVD $19.95
The Joffrey Ballet performs The Rites of Spring in Serge Diaghilev and The Ballet Russes.
Serge Diaghilev and The Ballet Russes is a 2013 documentary film presented by Washingtno’s National Gallery of Art.
The impresario Serge Diaghilev was the creator and driving force of the Ballets Russes, where he persuaded, cajoled, and charmed the greatest talents of the early twentieth century to join his company. Artists (Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse), composers (Igor Stravinsky and Erik Satie), choreographers (Michel Fokine and George Balanchine), and dancers (Vaslav Nijinsky and Anna Pavlova) all collaborated to realize Diaghilev’s dream of a seamless fusion of the arts. The spectacular productions of the Ballets Russes dazzled audiences and revolutionized modern dance.
South Korean filmmaker Joon-ho Bong (The Host, Mother) has is set to make his English language debut this year with Snowpiercer, and now we have our first look at footage from the upcoming film thanks to an international featurette. The video is without English subtitles, but it still gives us a good idea of what to expect from the the post-apocalyptic sci-fi ahead of its first trailer.
Snowpiercer is based upon the French graphic novel Le Transperceneige by Jacques Lob and Jean-Marc Rochette and is set in the near-future, where an Ice Age has wiped out all life on the planet, save for the inhabitants of a train known as the Snowpiercer. The film features an all-star cast of acting talent, including Chris Evans (The Avengers), John Hurt (Immortals), Ed Harris (Game Change), Jamie Bell (The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn), Tilda Swinton (We Need to Talk About Kevin »
- Flickering Myth
Our love affair with every hint of what's in store in Joon-ho Bong's Snowpiercer continues unabated, like the massive, perpetual-motion powered train barreling through the ice-covered wreckage of planet Earth at the center of the movie. Well, we assume it's like that at least, since we still haven't gotten a clear, untainted look at the movie starring Chris Evans, John Hurt, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, Alison Pill, Ed Harris, Ewen Bremner, Octavia Spencer, Kang-ho Song and Ko Asung. But we keep getting closer and closer, and now we're the closest we've ever been with a behind-the-scenes video that offers us our first in-motion look at the movie. Unfortunately the video contains Korean voice-over, so we're not entirely sure of the context for...
- Peter Hall
Today we have an international featurette for the upcoming "Snowpiercer" sci-fi film, giving us the first footage from the movie, which stars Chris Evans, Jamie Bell, Alison Pill, John Hurt, Tilda Swinton, Octavia Spencer, Song Kang-ho and Ed Harris. Check it out below. Plot: Set in a future where, after a failed experiment to stop global warming, an Ice Age kills off all life on the planet except for the inhabitants of the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe and is powered by a sacred perpetual-motion engine. A class system evolves on the train but a revolution brews. The new movie is directed by Bong Joon-ho (The Host) and is based on a French graphic novel. Video: »
This behind the scenes featurette that's been released for Bong Joon-ho‘s upcoming post-apocalyptic sci-fi thriller Snowpiercer gives us our first look at some footage from the film. As expected, it looks pretty intense. It's set in a world I wouldn't want to be a part of and makes you not want to get on Chris Evans' bad side.
The movie is based on the French graphic novel Le Transperceneige created by Jacques Lob and Jean-Marc Rochette. The cast also includes Tilda Swinton, John Hurt, Jamie Bell, Ewan Bremner, Ed Harris, Alison Pill, Octavia Spencer, and Song Kang-ho. Here's the synopsis...
Snowpiercer is set in a future where, after a failed experiment to stop global warming, an Ice Age kills off all life on the planet except for the inhabitants of the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe and is powered by a sacred perpetual-motion engine. »
- Joey Paur
An international featurette for Snowpiercer offers our first look at footage from director Joon-ho Bong's action-thriller, which does not have a domestic release date set at this time. Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, and Jamie Bell star as some of the survivors of a worldwide Ice Age, who traverse the globe on a perpetual-motion train dubbed the Snowpiercer. It isn't known when the first trailer will debut, so stay tuned for that.
Snowpiercer - International Featurette
Considering this summer is crammed with apocalyptic fodder primed for the big cinema season ahead, the first footage of Joon Ho Bong’s sci-fi actioner, Snowpiercer, shows that you can still bust out of the armageddon box and brave new climates. A rather wintry one from the looks of it. Bong describes the film as set in a post apocalypse world wherein a few survivors ride aboard a train, separated by economic classes. Dissent begins as the differing classes start to pummel crap out of each other. Did we mention it’s on a train too? Brilliant.
This first featurette is in a foreign language, however, you can grasp the general idea of ice, cold, end of the world causing turmoil for all those involved. The cast is rammed with talent for a genre picture which includes John Hurt, Tilda Swinton, Chris Evans, Ed Harris, Jamie Bell, Octavia Spencer and Ewen Bremner. »
- Gem Seddon
More movies – more fun. That’s probably the best way to describe the latest update from Cannes. We’ve just learned that some pretty cool films have been added to the festival’s list(s), and as you already see from our title – we’re happy to announce that Jim Jarmusch’s vampire romance Only Lovers Left Alive (yes, the one with Tilda Swinton in the leading role) has been added to the Cannes Film Festival’s Competition line-up! More about that and the official list(s) in the rest of this report… So, you already had a chance to check out our previous report where we shared the official competition...
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