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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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Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes and the future of CG

15 July 2014 5:53 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

This summer's Planet Of The Apes sequel breaks new ground in effects. Ryan wonders what Dawn means for the future of big-screen CG...

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When Terminator 2: Judgment Day came out in 1990, there was much talk in the media about its digital effects, and what they meant for the future of filmmaking. Since then, cinema’s passed a number of significant milestones, each surpassing what came before it. Jurassic Park represented a leap forward in the quality of computer-generated creatures and their integration with a live-action sequence. The Matrix showcased a new generation of fluid camera moves and effects that could make a movie look like a comic book drawn to life. The Phantom Menace, The Lord Of The Rings and Avatar broke new ground in performance capture and 3D.

Together with actor Andy Serkis, New Zealand-based studio Weta Digital has done more to further the art of performance capture than just about anybody else. »

- ryanlambie

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Meme: “Looking” Casting New Characters, Richard Nixon Hated Gays But Thought We were Born This Way, Robin Thicke’s New Album Bombs

11 July 2014 6:05 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Wisconsin appeals marriage equality ruling, Consumer Reports rates fast food, Pride gets U.S. release date

Jim Parsons picked up Emmy nominations for both Big Bang Theory and The Normal Heart, and in the latter he fell in love with the character. “I always say, I’m better off trying not making judgmental statements about a character I’m playing while I’m playing it, but now that this one’s finished with, I will say, I loved him. I just loved his look on life, I loved the way he deals with people. He was such a good bridge between warring factions within his own community, he just knew how to diffuse the tension in a room. Just some traits that I really admire and it was such a joy to pretend to walk in those shoes for a while.”

After a lot of public scrutiny, police in Manassas, »

- Ed Kennedy

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[Comic-Con 2014] Penny Dreadful Panel Announced

7 July 2014 6:35 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Penny Dreadful turned out to be an unexpected treat for horror fans and work is already underway on the second season. Those looking for behind-the-scenes details on Season 1 and teases of what’s to come in Season 2 will be happy to hear that Showtime will be bringing John Logan and some of the show’s stars to San Diego for a panel at Comic-Con later this month:

“We’re excited to announce that Penny Dreadful will make its Sdcc debut as the opening day headliner on Thursday, July 24th from 6:00Pm – 7:00Pm with a panel session in Ballroom 20. Featured panelists will include series stars Josh Hartnett, Reeve Carney and Harry Treadaway and series creator, writer and executive producer John Logan. The panel will be moderated by Emmy® Award-nominated actress (and major Penny Dreadful fan) Aisha Tyler!

Additionally, there will be talent signings, exclusive merchandise offers and more throughout the weekend! »

- Jonathan James

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#SDCC14: Penny Dreadful Headlining a Panel on July 25th

7 July 2014 3:55 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Earlier today we announced some of the major horror TV panels at this year's San Diego Comic-Con, and now we have another series to add to our list. Beyond headlining a panel on July 24th, "Penny Dreadful" is also branding the lanyards worn by all attendees!

From the Press Release:

We're excited to announce that "Penny Dreadful" will make its Sdcc debut as the opening day headliner on Thursday, July 24th, from 6:00-7:00 Pm with a panel session in Ballroom 20.

Featured panelists will include series stars Josh Hartnett, Reeve Carney, and Harry Treadaway and series creator, writer, and executive producer John Logan. The panel will be moderated by Emmy Award-nominated actress (and major "Penny Dreadful" fan) Aisha Tyler.

Furthermore, the over 150,000 lanyards worn by all Comic-Con attendees will be branded by "Penny Dreadful" (taking over for prior Showtime hit series "Dexter").

Additionally, there will be talent signings, exclusive merchandise offers, »

- Debi Moore

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'Penny Dreadful' to make Comic-Con debut

7 July 2014 11:48 AM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

EW has learned exclusively that Penny Dreadful will make its San Diego Comic-Con debut on the first of the convention.

Moderated by Archer’s Aisha Tyler, the panel will held on Thursday, July 24th from 6 to 7 p.m. in Ballroom 20 and will feature series stars Josh Hartnett, Reeve Carney, and Harry Treadaway, as well as the series’ creator, writer, and executive producer, John Logan.

In addition to the star-studded panel, Showtime will also host signings, and it will offer exclusive merchandise to fans including character figurines, deluxe deck of tarot cards inspired by the ones in the series, and special-edition books. »

- Chancellor Agard

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Ellen Burstyn Will Star In Actors Studio ‘Cherry Orchard’ For 10 Free Performances

3 July 2014 8:40 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

New York’s summer season just got a bit more interesting with the announcement this morning that Oscar/Tony/Emmy winner Ellen Burstyn will headline a new staging of Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard for 10 free performances at The Actors Studio in Manhattan on Thurdays through Mondays between July 10-21.  John Gould Rubin, former co-a.d. with the late Philip Seymour Hoffman and John Ortiz of LAByrinth Theater, directs. The Jean-Claude van Itallie adaptation will require reservations made through reservations@theactorsstudio.org. It’s been 11 years since the last public presentation at The Actors Studio, a critically acclaimed staging of Oscar Wilde’s Salome starring Al Pacino, David Straitharn, and Marisa […] »

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Russian 'leaders' pitch projects to Rcf

26 June 2014 5:07 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

31 projects were presented by nine Russian production houses at a pitching to the Russian Cinema Fund.

Russia’s answer to Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity and an updated, Russian-set adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s The Canterville Ghost were among the 31 film projects presented by nine Russian production houses - the so-called ‘leaders’ - at a pitching to the Russian Cinema Fund (Rcf) this week.

An expert committee gave each of the 31 projects a rating, but the final decision on how much production support - and whether it is a subsidy or conditionally repayable loan - will be decided by the Rcf later in the year.

Sergey Selyanov’s St Petersburg-based Ctb is behind the “first Russian space thriller”, Salyut 7, which would be based on the true story of the rescue mission for the orbital station in 1985. The film is budgeted at RUB320m and Ctb is looking to receive RUB150m from the Cinema Fund.

Ctb’s slate »

- screen.berlin@googlemail.com (Martin Blaney)

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Cara Delevingne Tweets about her Slumber during an Interview with Vogue

26 June 2014 12:23 AM, PDT | icelebz.com | See recent iCelebz news »

Supermodel Cara Delevingne has been criticised by Vogue magazine multiple times during her interview with the fashion magazine. And the 21-year-old British beauty arrived late, to boot!

The author of the Vogue article, Plum Sykes, wrote "Dear reader, to misquote Oscar Wilde, can I say that to oversleep once for a Vogue interview may be regarded as a misfortune, but to oversleep twice looks like carelessness?"

Plum also questioned photographer Tim Walker, who has shot Cara many times, and he corroborated. "Every shoot I've done with her, she's fallen asleep ... She slept for seven hours on one Mulberry shoot."

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Cara Delevingne Tweets about her Slumber during an Interview with Vogue

26 June 2014 12:23 AM, PDT | icelebz.com | See recent iCelebz news »

Supermodel Cara Delevingne has been criticised by Vogue magazine multiple times during her interview with the fashion magazine. And the 21-year-old British beauty arrived late, to boot!

The author of the Vogue article, Plum Sykes, wrote "Dear reader, to misquote Oscar Wilde, can I say that to oversleep once for a Vogue interview may be regarded as a misfortune, but to oversleep twice looks like carelessness?"

Plum also questioned photographer Tim Walker, who has shot Cara many times, and he corroborated. "Every shoot I've done with her, she's fallen asleep ... She slept for seven hours on one Mulberry shoot."

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Cara Delevingne Falls Asleep During Her Vogue Interview—Twice! Then Angrily Tweets About It

25 June 2014 11:02 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Looks like someone woke up on the wrong side of the bed. Vogue called out supermodel Cara Delevingne for apparently falling asleep multiple times during her interview with the fashion magazine. And the 21-year-old British beauty arrived late, to boot! The author of the Vogue article, Plum Sykes, wrote "Dear reader, to misquote Oscar Wilde, can I say that to oversleep once for a Vogue interview may be regarded as a misfortune, but to oversleep twice looks like carelessness?" Plum also questioned photographer Tim Walker, who has shot Cara many times, and he corroborated. "Every shoot I've done with her, she's fallen asleep ... She slept for seven hours on one Mulberry »

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Bon Appetit: ‘Ravenous’ and the Beast Inside

14 June 2014 9:17 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Ravenous

Written by Ted Griffin

Directed by Antonia Bird

USA, 1999

Ravenous is a film that is deceitful above all things. Almost from the outset, and certainly from the trailers, it portrays itself as a horror comedy in the vein of perhaps Evil Dead II or Cabin Fever. However, as the film comes together, the viewer quickly begins to see it for the maddening Frankenstein’s monster it truly is.

Ravenous tells the story of two outcasted men. The first is a disgraced former soldier, Calhoun, struggling with his “heroic” past, while the second, Ives,  is the sole survivor of a wilderness trek. Both mens journeys ended bad and bloody, and because of this, there is a kinship among them. They seem to know and understand one another.

Oh, and one other thing, they’re both cannibals.

And so, in the quiet California snow of the 1800s, we find these two »

- Mike Worby

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Event Report: Penny Dreadful's Reeve Carney Talks Playing Dorian Gray, the 'Picture,' His Co-Stars, Bono, and Lots More

14 June 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

We recently joined 60 "Penny Dreadful" fans at an event that offered food, drink, music, and a screening of the latest episode complete with special guest Reeve Carney, who portrays the iconic Dorian Gray on the show.

The Bryant Park Hotel in Midtown Manhattan was the setting for the reception, held in honor of the winners of a Facebook contest. The announcement that "Penny Dreadful" will return for a second season was met with much fan happiness. More creatures! More of the occult!

As we have seen on both network and cable television, the horror genre has established a stronghold, and it's great that Showtime is claiming monster status along with the rest.

Our event report follows; just beware if you're not totally caught up that it does contain a few spoilers.

After libations in the hotel’s art deco bar, we were escorted downstairs, where the gift bags lived (pens, »

- Heather Buckley

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Check Out New Posters For Jessica Chastain In ‘Miss Julie’ & ‘Salome’ Double Bill

6 June 2014 9:02 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Jessica Chastain will be seen at least three more times onscreen in 2014 in: J.C. Chandor's "A Most Violent Year" which sounds like it could be an Oscar contender, “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby” which come to think of it might be the same and Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar.” But could we see her twice more? It's possible. Another film is appearing, albeit at a one-off screening in the U.K. The twofer is the Al Pacino-directed/starring "Salome" and "Wilde Salome," the film(s) that kicked off her career before her performance in Terrence Malick's “The Tree Of Life." An adaptation of a controversial, banned and lesser known Oscar Wilde play, "Salome" was Chastain's feature film debut right out of Juilliard (Pacino therefore having bragging rights about discovering her). But it's never been properly released. Even "Wilde Salome," Pacino's documentary on the making of the movie has never been released, »

- Edward Davis

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‘Penny Dreadful’ Renewed For Second Season

5 June 2014 12:15 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Penny Dreadful hasn’t even finished finished its first season run yet, but Showtime has announced that the horror series will be returning to our screens for a second season. When the show does return in 2015, it will also be longer with ten episodes instead of eight.

Penny Dreadful is a televised concept of the cheap 19th century British fiction publications, and in the show features public domain characters from British and Irish fiction including Dorian Gray (from Oscar Wilde’s The Picture Of Dorian Gray) and Victor Frankenstein and his monster (from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein). The show currently stars Josh Hartnett, Eva Green, Reeve Carney, Harry Treadaway, Billie Piper and Rory Kinnear.

In a statement released by the Showtime, president David Nevins talked about how picking up Penny Dreadful was one of the “easiest decisions” he had made:

“(Series creator) John Logan has deftly created an epic series »

- Lucy Cave

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Al Pacino event set for UK cinemas

4 June 2014 6:35 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Al Pacino is to present screenings of his filmed production of Salomé and documentary Wilde Salomé at an event in London that will be streamed across the UK.

Al Pacino’s Salomé, based on Oscar Wilde’s play, and accompanying documentary Wilde Salomé are to get a UK release as part of an event at London’s BFI Southbank.

The two films produced by Barry Navidi and Robert Fox will be presented together Sept 21, followed by a Q&A with Pacino that will be broadcast live via satellite to cinemas across the UK and Ireland. The event will be hosted by Stephen Fry, who played the titular role in 1997 feature Wilde.

Salomé is a filmed version of the play that was Wilde’s most controversial work, which centres on King Herod and his lust for his young stepdaughter, Salomé.

The production, in which Pacino played Herod and Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty) played Salomé, was filmed »

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Is “Penny Dreadful” the Summer’s Gayest Show?

3 June 2014 8:27 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Before we get into it, let me answer my own question: Yes. Yes it is.

(Major spoilers follow. For earlier recappage, check out our piece on the first two episodes.)

When word was first announced of Showtime’s period “psychosexual horror” series Penny Dreadful, no one was sure what to expect. The best guess was that it would be a handsomely-shot mashup of a handful of big-name genre icons… with copious close-ups of boobies. But I don’t think anyone expected the full-on monster mash that we have seen in the season’s first four episodes: Dr. Frankenstein is canoodling with Ludwig Van Helsing in an attempt to stop Dracula; Frankenstein’s Monster is playing Phantom of the Opera at the Grand Guignol Theatre, and the Wolf Man just banged Dorian Gray.

Yes, you read that right: at the end of last Sunday’s episode, Ethan Chandler (Josh Hartnett) – an »

- Brian Juergens

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Al Pacino's 'Salome,' 'Wilde Salome' to Screen Back-to-Back in U.K.

3 June 2014 2:40 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

London –  Al Pacino’s films Salome and Wilde Salome based on Oscar Wilde’s play, are to be screened back-to-back and followed with a Q&A with the Oscar-winning actor and filmmaker. The two movies will make their U.K. bows as part of a special event at the British Film Institute Southbank complex. The two films, produced by Barry Navidi (The Merchant of Venice) and Robert Fox (The Hours), will be presented together September 21. Photos: Tony Awards 2014: The Nominees The Pacino Q&A will be broadcast live via satellite to cinemas across the U.K. and Ireland and the

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- Stuart Kemp

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Penny Dreadful on Sky Atlantic: Delve into Dorian Gray's origins

28 May 2014 10:00 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Sky Atlantic has debuted a new Penny Dreadful promo exclusively on Digital Spy.

The animated short sees writer and historian Matthew Sweet paint a picture of Dorian Gray - the immoral immortal who first appeared in Oscar Wilde's 1890 novel.

Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray is one of several literary classics to have inspired the new TV series, along with Bram Stoker's Dracula and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.

Penny Dreadful stars Josh Hartnett, Eva Green and Timothy Dalton as mismatched adventurers who combat dark forces in Victorian London.

Reeve Carney plays Gray in the series, which airs on Tuesdays at 9pm on Sky Atlantic.

Penny Dreadful: Sex, blood, violence and good-looking people

Watch the stars of Penny Dreadful speak to Digital Spy below: »

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That Was Gay: ‘The Boys in the Band’

22 May 2014 9:43 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

In 1973, William Friedkin directed The Exorcist and frightened a generation, creating a horror movie classic. Three years earlier, before The French Connection launched Friedkin onto the A-list, he directed The Boys in the Band, an adaptation of an off-Broadway play about a group of gay men at a birthday party. The Boys in the Band is at least as much a horror movie as The Exorcist. Instead of demonic possession, the terror comes from the characters’ palpable hatred for themselves and each other, thinly disguised as friendship. The villain is homosexuality itself and society’s reaction to it, which slowly turn these men into delusional, self-pitying, hateful monsters.

I’m really struggling to figure out what Friedkin and screenwriter (and the original playwright) Mart Crowley wanted audiences to feel about these characters. The only two emotions I can muster up are pity and disgust. Based on the play’s astonishing »

- Bryan Rucker

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