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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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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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