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14 items from 2015


Berlin: Spain’s ‘Hierro’ Wins TV Series Honor at Berlinale Co-Production Market

12 February 2015 4:58 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

London — Spain’s “Hierro” has been named the best co-production TV series project presented at the European Film Market’s Berlinale Co-Production Market.

“Hierro” is set on the Canary Islands, where the corpse of a young islander is found floating in the sea following an earthquake. This marks the starting point for a tense political drama. Boomerang TV Group’s Galician subsidiary Portocabo is preparing the series for Spanish network La Sexta.

“Hierro” has been chosen to participate in the next edition of Series Mania, one of the most important TV series festival in Europe, to be held in Paris April 17-26.

The other TV series projects at the Berlinale Co-Production Market included “Babylon Berlin,” from director Tom Tykwer (“Das Parfum,” “Cloud Atlas”), set against a vibrant 1920s Berlin; and the Belgium series “Tabula Rasa,” directed by and starring actress Veerle Baetens, who is best known for the film “The Broken Circle Breakdown. »

- Leo Barraclough

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‘Jupiter’ Ascends A Touch; ‘Exodus’ Crosses $200M: Intl Box Office Actuals

10 February 2015 3:45 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Deadline reported grosses on Jupiter Ascending on Sunday at $32.5M and that estimate rose on Monday to $33.8M in Warner Bros’ actuals. There are still Australia, China and Japan releases to come, but with an $18.7M opening domestically and with Fifty Shades Of Grey teed up to begin its day-and-date rollout tomorrow, Jupiter will be pressed to ascend major overseas heights. Elsewhere internationally, The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out Of Water soaked up $16.2M for a cume of $26.8M after two frames. According to Paramount, that’s 5.5 times bigger than the original Spongebob for the same bucket of markets. The next big players were The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 thanks to a strong China start; Disney’s Big Hero 6; and Fox’s Taken 3. Meanwhile, Ridley Scott’s Exodus: Gods And Kings rode past the $200M mark as it continues to play in Japan and wraps up in Brazil. Key »

- Nancy Tartaglione

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FremantleMedia International’s 'Deutschland 83' Comes to Sundance TV in U.S.

9 February 2015 2:30 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Sundance TV has picked up new German drama series Deutschland 83, marking the first time a U.S. network will air a German-language series. FremantleMedia International is screening the first two episodes of the eight-part series Feb. 9 in Berlin as part of the European Film Market’s special focus on high-end television drama. Read more Tom Tykwer's 'Babylon Berlin,' Belgian Series 'Tabula Rasa' at Co-Production Market Deutschland 83 was shot mainly in and around Berlin with a special focus on an exact re-creation of West Germany in 1983, when the country was at the center of

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- Scott Roxborough

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Berlin Film Review: ‘Victoria’

7 February 2015 1:15 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Fly away, “Birdman” — there’s a new one-shot wonder in town, and unlike that digitally augmented opus, Sebastian Schipper’s heart-in-mouth heist thriller “Victoria” isn’t performing any high-tech sleight of hand. Genuinely shot across 22 locations in a single bobbing, weaving, 134-minute take, this exhilarating tale of a winsome Spanish nightclubber who finds herself spontaneously caught up in a bank robbery during one wild night on the Berlin tiles is undeniably a stunt, but one suffused with a surprising degree of grace and emotional authenticity. If Luc Besson had somehow been born the third Dardenne brother, the trio might have produced something like this heady, palpitating Berlin competition entry; only “Victoria’s” considerable (but credibility-facilitating) length stands between her and a genre-crossover coup.

With its very opening image, Schipper’s film makes an unsubtle but effective grab for viewers’ attention, as the dizzying white scintillation of a dance-floor strobe light envelops the frame. »

- Guy Lodge

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Second Opinion – Jupiter Ascending (2015)

6 February 2015 11:30 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Jupiter Ascending, 2015

Written and directed by The Wachowskis

Starring Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum, Sean Bean, Eddie RedmayneDouglas Booth, Tuppence Middleton

Synopsis:

In a bright and colorful future, a young destitute caretaker gets targeted by a ruthless son of a powerful family that live on a planet in need of a new heir, so she travels with a genetically engineered warrior to the planet in order to stop his tyrant reign.

Channing Tatum recently just starred in Foxcatcher, delivering the best acting performance of his career, one where he was just edged out for a Best Supporting Actor nomination. Current front-runner to win the Best Actor Oscar, Eddie Redmayne is here doling out one of the most ham-fisted and hilariously bad villainous performances of all time. Mila Kunis is here as the heir to Earth, but all we hear is Meg Griffin wanting to f*** Channing Tatum because uhh… he »

- Robert Kojder

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Berlin: Darren Aronofsky, Dieter Kosslick Open 65th Berlin Film Festival

5 February 2015 1:24 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Berlin — Filmmaker Darren Aronofsky, who is president of the jury, and festival director Dieter Kosslick opened the 65th Berlin Film Festival at the Berlinale Palast on Thursday.

Asked by the evening’s host, Anke Engelke, whether it was difficult to enjoy watching movies as a filmmaker, Aronofsky said: “When movies are really good I still get lost. I know movies are working when I am not thinking about anything but what’s happening.”

Engelke joked that there were more than 400 films in the festival, and “you are going to love each and every film that North Korea allows you to see.”

On the red carpet were the stars of the opening film, Isabel Coixet’s “Nobody Wants the Night,” Juliette Binoche, Rinko Kikuchi and Gabriel Byrne.

Joining Aronofsky at the opening were fellow jury members actor Daniel Bruhl, directors Bong Joon-ho and Claudia Llosa, producer Martha De Laurentiis, actress Audrey Tautou »

- Leo Barraclough and Patrick Frater

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Jupiter Ascending review

4 February 2015 3:45 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Mila Kunis and Channing Tatum star in the Wachowskis' tale of wolf-men, royalty and space ships, Jupiter Ascending. Here's Ryan's review...

"Bees don’t lie," assures Sean Bean. "Feel my skin!" implores Tuppence Middleton. "I love dogs," swoons Mila Kunis. Say what you will about the Wachowskis’ space fairytale Jupiter Ascending, it’s not short of quotable lines.

Since they struck box office gold with The Matrix in 1999, the Wachowskis have turned out a string of bold films with varying success, from the bewilderingly hectic (Speed Racer) to the bravely intricate (their 2012 adaptation of Cloud Atlas, with co-director Tom Tykwer). Jupiter Ascending emerges as a manic compendium of most of their films to date: it has the dark conspiracies of The Matrix trilogy, the high-octane action sequences of Speed Racer, which whiz past your eyes in a blur of pixels, and the labyrinthine plotting of Cloud Atlas.

In essence, Jupiter Ascending »

- ryanlambie

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Reinhold Heil details his progression from Rock Music to Television and Film.

16 January 2015 4:04 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Reinhold Heil stood at the precipice of an evolving Berlin soundscape. Him and his fellow singers and musicians formed what is now referred to as the New German Wave (working with the likes of Nina Hagen and the band Spliff). Toted as one of the best keyboardist in Europe, Heil has taken his multi-instrumental talents to film, lending his hand to great titles like Run Lola Run, Cloud Atlas, and now the Syfy series Helix. Garret and I collaborated to dig deeper into the Golden Globe nominated composer's time behind the scenes.  

 

 

Garrett: What was it like being a successful writer and performer in a rock band in Germany during the 70’s and 80’s? How did it feel to be at the forefront of a rapidly changing musical landscape? 

 

I think I didn’t appreciate it enough at the time. Sometimes a city becomes the center for development in rock or pop music. »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Aaron Hunt)

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Reinhold Heil details his progression from Rock Music to Television and Film.

16 January 2015 4:04 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Reinhold Heil stood at the precipice of an evolving Berlin soundscape. Him and his fellow singers and musicians formed what is now referred to as the New German Wave (working with the likes of Nina Hagen and the band Spliff). Toted as one of the best keyboardist in Europe, Heil has taken his multi-instrumental talents to film, lending his hand to great titles like Run Lola Run, Cloud Atlas, and now the Syfy series Helix. Garret and I collaborated to dig deeper into the Golden Globe nominated composer's time behind the scenes.  

 

 

Garrett: What was it like being a successful writer and performer in a rock band in Germany during the 70’s and 80’s? How did it feel to be at the forefront of a rapidly changing musical landscape? 

 

I think I didn’t appreciate it enough at the time. Sometimes a city becomes the center for development in rock or pop music. »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Aaron Hunt)

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Watch: Andy Wachowski and Lana Wachowski Give 100 Minute-Long Interview

15 January 2015 5:00 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

When Cloud Atlas, my favorite movie of 2012 was released, I was given the amazing opportunity to talk to the directors. That meant Tom Tykwer, Andy and Lana Wachowski. Tykwer is great but talking to the Wachowski’s was the unique thrill. The once reclusive filmmaking team behind The Matrix were finally speaking to the press […]

The post Watch: Andy Wachowski and Lana Wachowski Give 100 Minute-Long Interview appeared first on /Film. »

- Germain Lussier

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The Conversation: Drew Morton and Landon Palmer discuss ‘Run Lola Run’

10 January 2015 9:17 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The Conversation is a new feature at Sound on Sight bringing together Drew Morton and Landon Palmer in a passionate debate about cinema new and old. For their inaugural piece, they will discuss Tom Tykwer’s film, Run Lola Run (1999).

Landon’s Take

Amongst the many films included in 1999’s “year that changed movies,” Tom Tykwer’s Run Lola Run seems an essential text. Fifteen years ago, the film blew through national and arthouse borders, presenting an exhilarating image of an approach to filmmaking free from formal restraint or linear narrative logic. An engrossing exercise in style, Tykwer’s breakthrough film seemed to simultaneously beat Hollywood at its own game of fast-paced entertainment, integrate music video aesthetics harmoniously into the machinations of feature filmmaking, and present an art film thoroughly interested in film as an art form looking toward the 21st century, free from the modernist concerns that previously united festival-friendly European exports. »

- Drew Morton

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Top 100 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2015: #38. Tom Tykwer’s A Hologram for the King

8 January 2015 6:30 AM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

A Hologram for the King

Director: Tom Tykwer// Writer: Tom Tykwer

Primarily known for his famed 1998 title Run, Lola Run, which shot actress Franka Potente into international stardom, German director Tom Tykwer’s been involved with a variety of international co-productions since, each seeming to find a minor cult following, such as Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006), The International (2009), and most infamously, Cloud Atlas (2012), which he co-directed with Andy and Lana Wachowski (however, we were most impressed with his less discussed return to Germany with 2010’s well performed Three). Now, Tykwer’s adapated David Eggar’s (screenwriter for Away We Go and Where the Wild Things Are) novel, A Hologram for a King, a political allegory set in an up-and-coming Saudi Arabian city. The comedy-drama tells the story of an American businessman who makes a last-ditch attempt to stave off bankruptcy and finally accomplish something big. He wants to »

- Nicholas Bell

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Ansel Elgort Joins Chloe Moretz in 'November Criminals'

7 January 2015 4:58 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Ansel Elgort has been tapped to star opposite Chloe Moretz in Sacha Gervasi's November Criminals for Lotus Entertainment.&#160Based on an adapted screenplay by Academy Award Nominee Steven Knight from Sam Munson's novel, the film will also star two-time Academy Award Nominee Catherine Keener.

Beth O'Neil will produce alongside Lotus, who is also handling international sales.&#160Caa and Wme are co-repping the domestic sale. November Criminals follows two teenagers into the dangerous underbelly of Washington DC as they investigate the murder of their friend while falling in love for the first time.

Lotus Entertainment's current slate includes: Xavier Gens thriller The Crucifixion from a screenplay by Chad and Carey Hayes; Shekhar Kapur's epic adventure Tiger's Curse, based on the first in a series of New York Times bestselling novels; and Tanya Wexler's Replicas starring Keanu Reeves.&#160

The company is in post-production on: Luis Prieto's Kidnap starring »

- MovieWeb

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Ansel Elgort Joins Chloë Moretz In ‘November Criminals’

7 January 2015 3:43 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Ansel Elgort has inked his next major role after enjoying a breakout 2014 with hits The Fault in Our Stars and Divergent, both opposite the Golden Globes-nominated Shailene Woodley. Now he’s set to star with Chloë Grace Moretz in November Criminals, the teen thriller adaptation that Hitchcock‘s Sacha Gervasi is directing for Lotus Entertainment.

Steven Knight (Locke, Eastern Promises) adapted the script from Sam Munson’s 2011 novel about two teenagers who venture into the seedy underbelly of Washington, D.C. to investigate a friend’s murder while falling in love for the first time.

Catherine Keener also stars in the film, which Lotus came aboard to co-finance and co-produce during November’s Afm. Beth O’Neil (Jack Goes Boating) is also producing. CAA and Wme are jointly repping domestic rights and Lotus will handle international sales.

Elgort, the 20 year-old son of an opera director and a photographer, burst »

- Jen Yamato

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