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'Penny Dreadful’s’ Reeve Carney discusses playing Oscar Wilde's Dorian Gray

16 October 2014 10:58 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

(Cbr) Reeve Carney talks about his experiences as "Penny Dreadful’s" Dorian Gray Just like Dorian Gray himself, playing the ageless hedonist hasn’t gotten old for "Penny Dreadful" actor Reeve Carney. After a three-year stint on Broadway as Marvel’s webbed wonder in "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," the 31-year-old actor/singer/songwriter segued into the role of the legendary sybarite whose portrait grows old for him from Oscar Wilde’s 1891 novel "The Picture of Dorian Gray" in Showtime’s hit Victorian horror mashup series. As part of the ensemble of lurid eccentrics in the John Logan-penned show, Carney’s Gray brushes up against (literally and figuratively) other gaslight luminaries and alters their lives with his avowed self-indulgence but also finds himself questioning his own rules of eternal existence as a result. With the debut season of the series arriving on Blu-Ray earlier this week, Carney spoke exclusively »

- Scott Huver, Comic Book Resources

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IFC Midnight enters Dark Summer

16 October 2014 2:30 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

IFC Midnight has acquired North American rights to the supernatural horror film that Content Media will introduce to international buyers at the Afm.

Dark Summer is a stylised contemporary ghost story about a home-alone teenager on house arrest who experiences a terrifying presence. Keir Gilchrist stars with Stella Maeve, Grace Phipps, Maestro Harrell and Peter Stormare.

Paul Solet directed for Preferred Film & TV (Pft) from a screenplay by Mike Le. Pft’s Ross M Dinerstein produced and Content’s Jamie Carmichael is the executive producer.

The distributor has set the multi-platform release for January 9, 2015, after brokering the deal with Preferred Content and Content Media.

“IFC Midnight truly excels in the elevated genre space and has been a great North American home for the Pact franchise – so we’re very happy to have them as partners on Dark Summer,” said Carmichael.

Content’s sales slate includes Oscar Wilde’s The Canterville Ghost voiced by Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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DVD Review: Penny Dreadful, Season One

11 October 2014 9:05 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

In a time full of excellent Television programming, it would be quite easy to get engulfed in the flames of Hannibal, True Detective and various other top notch shows, and accidentally fail to catch another show completely filled to the brim with excellent writing, acting and some of the most gorgeous set pieces around. Luckily, thanks to technology, DVD and Bluray allows us, the silly souls who missed out on the greatness that was season one of the John Logan/Sam Mendes Showtime show, Penny Dreadful, the chance to rectify that mistake, and hell yes, missing what was in my opinion one of the impressive debut seasons of a new TV shows, was just that: one large mistake.

Right now, the idea of “reinventing” classic, beloved characters is in somewhat of a boom or craze, and for every well written fresh new take on a character we love (i.e-Hannibal »

- Jerry Smith

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Pretty Packaging: Ghost In The Shell 1.0, And My Seven-Fold Double-Dip...

8 October 2014 11:00 AM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

("I can resist anything except temptation" - Oscar Wilde) See the image above? It is from Oshii Mamoru's Ghost in the Shell. To be more specific, it's from the original 1995 version. It is not in the revamped cut called "2.0" (where it was replaced with a cgi-generated 3D model), yet it is one of my favorite shots of the whole franchise. And, thanks to Manga UK, you can now check this image out in high definition, as last week they released a Blu-ray of the original "1.0" cut. Back in Summer 2008, I wrote an article about my love-affair with this film, an infatuation which made me buy it over and over again whenever a better version appeared. I ended that article with:...

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Content Media sells 400 Days

1 October 2014 10:20 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: The company has reported a strong response following Toronto to its sci-fi thriller starring Caity Lotz, Brandon Routh, Dane Cook and Ben Feldman.

Deals have closed with Splendid Film in Germany, Benelux and Scandinavia, New Select in Japan and Transmission Films in Australia/New Zealand.

Content screened first footage in Toronto to the thriller from New Artists Alliance and North American distributor XLrator Media.

Matt Osterman directs from his screenplay about four astronauts who agree to take part in a simulated mission that may not be all that it seems.

Gabriel Cowan and John Suits of New Artists Alliance produce 400 Days, which is in post-production.

“I’m delighted to come away with so many major territory pre-sales at our very first market for 400 Days,” said Content head of film sales Harry White.

“The enthusiasm from leading distributors is a clear indicator of the quality and commercial nature of the project. We love this »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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What Does A Lightning Bolt Taste Like? Find Out With ODDka!

29 September 2014 11:31 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

It’s an odd world, and that’s a beautiful thing. Through centuries of normality come significant figures of oddness: Van Gogh, Oscar Wilde, Charles Baudelaire. All are artists and innovators who still inspire us to this day. What made them so brilliant? The truth is, they were all a little cuckoo.

Alas, there’s a new guy in town. His name is Wit Oddoski, and he’s the creator of flavours so unbelievable your tastebuds will probably abandon your mouth if you try them. His invention is the mind-bending, tongue-waltzing Oddka: bottles of marvellous and wonderful flavours you need to experience to believe.

Ever wondered what Electricity tastes like? What about Fresh Cut Grass? Step away from that lawn mower and take your tongue from that live socket: Oddka mischievously brings these unknown flavours to your senses. On top of these delights there’s also Peach Bellini, Twisted Melon »

- Nina Cresswell

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Al Pacino, Jessica Chastain & Stephen Fry Dig Into 'Salome/Wilde Salome'

22 September 2014 12:36 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Oscar Wilde's controversial play, based on the biblical story about the beheading of John the Baptist, has been a long-time obsession of Pacino's, on a par with Shakespeare's "Richard III" for the actor. But although he filmed his theatrical staging of Wilde's tragedy way back in 2006 (casting Chastain in her first feature) and his companion-piece documentary "Wilde Salomé" premiered at the 2011 Venice Film Festival (where it received mixed reviews), yesterday marked their first presentation as a double bill. Both films and the Q&A were broadcast live to dozens of cinemas across the UK and Ireland. Initially banned from the London stage for its salacious depiction of biblical characters, "Salomé" was one of Wilde's most controversial works, but the great wit's wordplay within it is rhythmic, ornate and hypnotic; it's not difficult to fathom why Pacino became smitten after seeing Steven Berkoff's famed London production in the late. »

- Matt Mueller

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Jessica Chastain, Al Pacino Discuss 'Salome' in London

22 September 2014 3:03 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Al Pacino and Jessica Chastain took to the stage at London's BFI Southbank following a special screening of Salome, a new film of the pair's 2006 L.A. stage performance of Oscar Wilde's celebrated play, and Wild Salome, Pacino's 2011 documentary chronicling his obsession with the play, Wilde and the difficulties of putting it together. Speaking in a Q&A with Stephen Fry — who is also a noted Wilde expert — Chastain talked about playing the famed princess of Judea and daughter of Herod II, her first film role after having been picked from relative obscurity at the time by

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- Alex Ritman

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The Forgotten: Carmelo Bene's "Un Amleto di meno" (1973)

4 September 2014 6:18 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Un Amleto di men (One Hamlet Less) is the last feature film from Carmelo Bene, stage director, actor and writer, who made a few films in the sixties and seventies. They are very much of their era: Bene seems to use theatrical sources not so much as dramas to be adapted but as texts to be exploded, so that his Hamlet film features quotations from Freud on the Oedipal myth and a restaging of Arthurian legend, along with a mish-mash of scenes from Shakespeare.

Visually and intellectually it's either beautiful or incoherent or perhaps incoherently beautiful or beautifully incoherent. Most of the action happens against a glaring white infinity wall, with simple but stunning sets assembled out of colored blocks, spheres or assemblages of books: Bene designed the film as well as directing and starring.

Most of the scenes have their origins in the Elizabethan tragedy, but poor Will probably »

- David Cairns

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Content brings 400 Days to Toronto

28 August 2014 2:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Content Film has acquired international rights to the sci-fi thriller starring Brandon Routh and Caity Lotz and will show first footage to buyers in Toronto.

Matt Osterman directs the thriller from New Artists Alliance and North American distributor XLrator Media about astronauts who agree to take part in a simulated mission that may not be all that it seems. Dane Cook and Ben Feldman round out the key cast.

Gabriel Cowan and John Suits of New Artists Alliance are producing 400 Days, which is currently in post.

“Matt, Gabriel and John have done an outstanding job on 400 Days – it’s just the kind of high-concept, sci-fi horror that can really break out,” said Content Film president Jamie Carmichael.

“Matt has penned a mind-bending screenplay that reminds us why we make movies to begin with,” said Naa’s Cowan. “Its complete sense of awe, mystery, and character grabbed us right away. And the crazy reality is that Nasa and »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Celebrity Big Brother launch: As it happened

18 August 2014 12:46 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Ah. So here we are again.

The Big Brother house has been Hoovered, the Diary Room has had a lick of paint and Emma Willis has bought a new frock.

Tonight, a whole new bunch of desperate fame-hungry celebrities will be waving their way down the aisle and over to the slidey doors of doom as they enter this series of Celebrity Big Brother.

Paul Daniels? Maybe. White Dee? Possibly. Someone we've literally never heard of from a soap? Definitely.

Tune into Channel 5 from 9pm with Digital Spy, as we watch the CBB circus roll into town...

23:13Thanks for joining Digital Spy, and remember - don't have nightmares. G'night!

23:13So, did you recognise all of the housemates? Most of them? Three of them? None of them? We have to admit, it doesn't look great. But the main thing is, there's potential. And who knows what the next four weeks will hold. »

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Celebrity Big Brother launch: Welcome the new housemates with our Live Blog

18 August 2014 12:46 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Ah. So here we are again.

The Big Brother house has been Hoovered, the Diary Room has had a lick of paint and Emma Willis has bought a new frock.

Tonight, a whole new bunch of desperate fame-hungry celebrities will be waving their way down the aisle and over to the slidey doors of doom as they enter this series of Celebrity Big Brother.

Paul Daniels? Maybe. White Dee? Possibly. Someone we've literally never heard of from a soap? Definitely.

Tune into Channel 5 from 9pm with Digital Spy, as we watch the CBB circus roll into town...

23:13Thanks for joining Digital Spy, and remember - don't have nightmares. G'night!

23:13So, did you recognise all of the housemates? Most of them? Three of them? None of them? We have to admit, it doesn't look great. But the main thing is, there's potential. And who knows what the next four weeks will hold. »

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Celebrities warn against the dangers of binge-watching TV

14 August 2014 9:20 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Binge-watching is an epidemic, one not limited to college campuses or even high schoolers experimenting for the first time. People everywhere with real careers, mortgages, and grown-up lives have been afflicted. Forget doctors—it’s time for celebrities to step in.

EW rounded up stars from some binge-watching favorites—from Orange is the New Black to Parks and Recreation—to remind you that binging can have harmful effects on everything from your self-esteem to your social life. And if you do choose to binge, follow our tips about best practices. As Oscar Wilde once said, “everything in moderation, including moderation. »

- Jackson McHenry

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5 Reasons Fry And Laurie Should Reunite

4 August 2014 4:23 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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We Brits are known for our sense of class, or to be precise, upper class. Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry embody this stereotype beautifully, whether it’s stealing the spotlight from Rowan Atkinson in the various Blackadders, playing to their perceived personas in Jeeves and Wooster, or indulging in the middle class alternative to Bottom with their sketch show A Bit of Fry and Laurie.

It’s been two years since it was reported that the duo would be getting back together for a one-off adaptation of the Oscar Wilde novel The Canterville Ghost, but not a peep has been heard since then. But what I’m asking for here isn’t just a one off, I, and I’m sure many others included, wouldn’t mind something a bit more permanent.

Obviously, and sadly, the pair are in no position to warrant a substantial reunion. They’re both »

- Fred McNamara

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Salome (2013) Movie Trailer: Chastain wants John The Baptist’s Head

1 August 2014 1:56 PM, PDT | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

  Salome Trailers. Al Pacino‘s Salomé / Wilde Salome (2013) movie trailers stars Kevin Anderson, Jessica Chastain, Ralph Guzzo, Roxanne Hart, and Al Pacino. Salome‘s plot synopsis: “Oscar Wilde’s most controversial play is the story of a princess who lived in the time of Jesus. Salomé (Jessica Chastain) is in [...]

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- Rollo Tomasi

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Trailer for Al Pacino’s Salome and Wild Salome released

30 July 2014 4:34 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Empire has announced that the long awaited new film from Al Pacino (Heat), Salome, is set to be screened in the UK for the first time, almost four years after it was initially produced.

Salome is the film adaptation of an Oscar Wilde play, where Wild Salome is a feature-length documentary of the making of the film. First screened at the Venice Film Festival in 2011, the double feature is now getting a special screening over this side of the pond, which will be hosted by Stephen Fry (24: Live Another Day), with Pacino and his co-star Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty) in attendance. The trailer for the double film event is below for you to view…

You can see what cinemas are hosting the events and buy tickets here.

The post Trailer for Al Pacino’s Salome and Wild Salome released appeared first on Flickering Myth. »

- Scott Davis

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SALOMÉ | Wild SALOMÉ Trailer Sheds New Light on Al Pacino’s Jessica Chastain Project

29 July 2014 9:55 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Wow, how long has it been since we’ve heard from Wild Salomé? Almost three years, that’s how long.  But now it appears as though Al Pacino’s examination of how Oscar Wilde’s play impacted his mind is finally being primed for release (despite playing at the Venice Film Festival in 2011).  And now it’s going to be packaged as a double bill with Salomé, what is apparently Pacino’s actual adaptation of the play.  Bonus? They both star Jessica Chastain. Right now it seems as though this double bill will only be screening in the U.K. (Stephen Fry is hosting a screening on Sunday, September 21st) but we’ll let you know if that changes.  Hit the jump for the Salomé and Wild Salomé trailer! This thing looks kind of nuts in a great way.  Sort of like Pacino’s rumpled take on Charlie Kaufman’s »

- Evan Dickson

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Watch: Trailer For 'Salomé'/'Wild Salomé Double Bill Starring Jessica Chastain And Al Pacino

29 July 2014 2:00 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Back before Jessica Chastain was Jessica Chastain, at least one influential player recognized a comer. Before her breakout performance in Terrence Malick's "The Tree Of Life," she caught the eye of Al Pacino, who cast her in "Salomé," his film adaptation of the Oscar Wilde play. However, it's taken quite awhile for the project to hit the projection booth. In fact, a documentary about making of the movie, "Wild Salomé," first screened at the Venice Film Festival in 2011 (our review), but now both are coming as part of a double bill....at least in the U.K. A trailer has dropped for the "Salomé"/"Wild Salomé" double bill, bringing together the feature and documentary. As the trailer suggests, it's a unique opportunity to see an artist talk about his inspiration and insight regarding a project, and then seeing the result of that effort. It's also a chance to see »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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New Trailer For Al Pacino's Salomé

29 July 2014 5:59 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

If your Tuesday needs a few more severed heads than usual, you’re in luck: the new trailer for Al Pacino’s Oscar Wilde double bill of Salomé and Wilde Salomé is here. The play has long been a passion project for the shouty actor, and there’s plenty of excellent Pacino ranting (“I got four days to shoot a 90-minute play!”) for those who like that sort of thing. In the title role is one Jessica Chastain. Her performance predates Zero Dark Thirty and The Tree Of Life, though it was purportedly this play that brought her to the attention of one Terrence Malick.The original play sees the titular Salomé, daughter of King Herod, cultivate an obsession with John the Baptist, leading to dancing, pining and beheading. As Wilde himself wrote, “One should not look at anything. Neither at things, nor at people should one look. Unless it »

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Al Pacino’s Salomé and Wilde Salomé to screen at the BFI with special Q&A session

16 July 2014 7:12 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

From the press release:

Al Pacino’s Salomé and Wilde Salomé based on Oscar Wilde’s play, are to get a UK release as part of a very special event at BFI Southbank, London. The two films produced by Barry Navidi (The Merchant of Venice) and Robert Fox (The Hours), will be presented together on Sunday 21st September and followed by a Q&A with Academy Award winner Al Pacino that will be broadcast live via satellite to cinemas across the UK and Ireland. The unique event will be hosted by Stephen Fry.

Salomé is Oscar Wilde’s most controversial work, banned in London in the late 19th Century. This scintillating tale of lust, greed and revenge follows the legend of King Herod and his lust for his young stepdaughter, Salomé, and her sexual baiting of John the Baptist. Wilde’s adaptation has spawned multiple stage productions including an opera by Richard Strauss, »

- Luke Owen

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