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Working Title is developing a movie based on Tamara Mellon’s “In My Shoes” the 2013 autobiography of the Jimmy Choo co-founder.
Mellon became accessories editor for British Vogue in 1990 and approached shoe-maker Jimmy Choo with the idea of launching a ready-to-wear shoe company. She became the chief creative officer and co-founder of the luxury brand, which operated over 100 stores by 2001, and stepped down from the brand in 2011 after its acquisition by Labelux.
She became the British prime minister’s trade envoy and was honored by the Queen with the Order of the British Empire. The autobiography also covers her beginnings in the mansions of London and Beverly Hills, which were marked by »
- Dave McNary
Skrillex dropped the twelfth episode of his bi-weekly Owsla radio show this week, delivering an epic two hour mix brimming with expertly selected dance music. The new mix was put together for a party for clothing line Pink Dolphin, and features 91 tracks packed into a cohesive listening experience.
The new Owsla mix plays like a who’s who of dance music, featuring an eclectic blend of artists and styles. The Chainsmokers, Mija, Autoerotique, Getter and more appear throughout, while a number of Skrillex remixes grace the tracklist as well.
The produced debuted his Owsla radio show back in January, using it as a platform to expand on his Skrillex Selects SoundCloud series that saw the famed DJ curating his favorite songs of the moment. You can check out the staggering tracklist for latest episode below, and as always, feel free to leave a comment letting us know what you think. »
- Connor Jones
Jamie: "What's going on?"
Russell: "Nothing… nothing's going on."
Pride is hard. We’re in a month filled with delirious rainbow floats, umpteen “Yass Queen” gifs, and appropriately lascivious street dancing down many city streets around the globe, and yet I’d like to pause and consider how pride is not merely happiness or acceptance, but respect. And respect is hard.
Respect—one’s own worth in relation to others—is the motoring theme behind much of Andrew Haigh’s Weekend (2011). In this sense, if Weekend can be considered a landmark 21st century film (as indeed it should be, by any number of artistic rubrics), then the pivotal scene is this exchange between Russell (Tom Cullen) and his best (straight) mate Jamie (Jonathan Race). It is the sea »
- Bill Curran
HBO has done an about-face on Vinyl, cancelling the low-rated rock-and-roll drama just months after it was renewed.
RelatedCable/Streaming Renewal Scorecard 2016: What’s Coming Back? What’s Cancelled? What’s On the Bubble?
“After careful consideration, we have decided not to proceed with a second season of Vinyl,” HBO said in a statement. “Obviously, this was not an easy decision. We have enormous respect for the creative team and cast for their hard work and passion on this project.”
The move comes after HBO announced in April that series creator Terence Winter would not be returning in Season »
This week a few titles experience a Rebirth! And a few more begin their new lives! What are Jon Kent’s (errr Smith’s) Powers? And is Batman stronger than a Boeing 757? What’s up with Wally? And get ready to feel the Rage!!! All this and more on my reviews for DC Comics Week 06-15-2015.
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Review: Tom King wastes little time picking the action from where Batman: Rebirth left off. A terrorist with a rocket launcher is loose in Gotham and Batman needs to track him down before something really bad happens! Unfortunately, that's exactly what unfolds leading to the Dark Knight having to go head to head with a dive bombing B757 to save Gotham! To complicate matters further, two new heroes show up going by the names 'Gotham' and 'Lady Gotham, »
- Jeremy Scully
The Crystal Award for Excellence in Film Honorees:
The eight honorees have blazed a trail for female producers while overcoming hurdles and making some great films. This year, the group includes risk-takers Denise Di Novi, who has produced dozens of films including “Heathers,” “Edward Scissorhands,” “Ed Wood,” “Crazy, Stupid, Love,” and is making her directorial debut with “Unforgettable.” Honoree Lianne Halfon has produced such docs as “Crumb” along with fiction features “Demolition,” “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” and “Juno.” Lynda Obst’s credits include the iconic “Sleepless in Seattle,” “The Fisher King” and “Interstellar.” Jane Rosenthal, who is also Tribeca Enterprises executive chair, worked on “Wag the Dog,” “Meet the Parents,” and Katie Holmes’ feature debut, “All We Had.” Paula Wagner has been behind some of the biggest blockbusters of the past couple of decades, including the “Mission: Impossible” trilogy, “War of the Worlds,” and has Reginald Hudlin’s “Marshall,” about a young Thurgood Marshall, on tap. Lucy Fisher’s credits include the “Divergent” series and “The Great Gatsby.” Action hits are the driver of Lauren Shuler Donner’s career, including “Deadpool” and the “X-Men” franchise. As exec VP of Tribeca Enterprises, Paula Weinstein helps run the Tribeca film festival; she produced “Blood Diamond” and “The Perfect Storm,” among other films.
The BMW Dorothy Arzner Directors Award
Glatter, whose stellar reputation has been built on such series as “Homeland,” “ER” and “Mad Men,” couldn’t be happier about female directors, showrunners, and executive producers taking the lead. “Even on a bad day, I love my job. I love being a storyteller and getting to work in this incredible ‘team sport’ with so many extraordinary artists,” she says. “I am profoundly grateful to Wif for this amazing honor especially now, where issues regarding women directors are at the forefront of the cultural conversation.”
The Women in Film Max Mara Face of the Future Award
As Queen Margaery Tyrell on “Game of Thrones,” Dormer plays a powerful and clever royal, not far from her Anne Boleyn in Showtime’s “The Tudors.” The actress has a lot on her docket, including more “Thrones” and Stefan Ruzowitzky’s “Patient Zero.” “I am proud to be part of the movement pushing forward,” she says.
The Sue Mengers Award
Named after groundbreaking superagent Sue Mengers, who guided the careers of Barbra Streisand, Steve McQueen, and Faye Dunaway, among others, the award has been presented only once before. CAA’s Queally has earned it, representing some of the top talent in the film industry, including Marion Cotillard, Cate Blanchett, Kate Winslet, Lupita Nyong’o, Jessica Chastain, Rose Byrne, and Daisy Ridley.
The Lucy Award for Excellence in Television
Henson has become one of the most recognizable names in TV and film. Her role as Cookie Lyon on Fox’s “Empire” earned the actress a Golden Globe award and an Emmy nom. “I couldn’t be more honored or thrilled to receive an award from women and with the name Lucy attached makes it perfect,” she says. “After playing so many very dramatic roles, I hope this means someone thinks I can be funny.”
- Maria Cavassuto and Lamarco McClendon
What’s up with the Brotherhood Without Banners? Who was that raven sent to? And more points to ponder about the latest Game Of Thrones…
Warning: contains spoilers for anyone not up-to-date with Game Of Thrones 6.7, The Broken Man.
The Broken Man opened on an idyllic pastoral vision. Hundreds of miles south of the Night’s King’s army, a rustic sept was being constructed in the lush, green Riverlands. Men whistled while they worked, stew was cheerfully ladled out, a Septon preached pacifist repentance. For once on Game Of Thrones something was being built instead of destroyed.
It couldn’t last. If we’ve learned anything from the past fifty-odd episodes, it’s that Game Of Thrones is about the death of hope. Goodness is despoiled, peace is made war and innocence is burnt at the stake. An all for naught, for the most part. The »
The central plot mechanism of Alice Through the Looking Glass is an actual mechanism, a doodad of whirling steampunk metal and glowy CGI called the Chronosphere. Alice (Mia Wasikowska) drops the little ball and it suddenly grows so that she can step inside and use it to travel through time. “Oh, so it shrinks and enlarges as is convenient. Like a video game tool,” I thought. I was primed for this by the fact that the Chronosphere is housed in a clockwork castle which looks ripped off wholesale from the Tick Tock Clock course from Super Mario 64. Alice even has to hotfoot it over a winding shaft, the same as Mario must do in that level. It’s cliche to compare weightless, CG-heavy cinematic action to watching someone play a video game, but I don’t think that’s fair. I mean, at least with a video game speedrun on YouTube, »
- Daniel Schindel
Belladonna Of Sadness
Release Date: Coming Soon from Cinelicious Pics Written By: Yoshiyuki Fukuda, Jules Michelet (novel), Eiichi Yamamoto Directed By: Eiichi Yamamoto Starring: Tatsuya Nakadai, Katsuyuki Itô, Aiko Nagayama
When I heard about Cinelicious Pics’ plans to restore and release the long lost 1973 anime Belladonna Of Sadness, I was well and truly excited. I’m a huge aficionado of 70s-era anime, and this baby has been a “holy grail” of sorts for folks like me for a good many years — much desired but damn near impossible to obtain. So that being said, and with those expectations set freakin’ sky high, let’s see if ol’ Belladonna was worth the wait or will it just fill me with sadness of my own!
Alien Day may be over, but that doesn’t mean our love and admiration for the films and its characters has to end. The celebrations continue with these new figures from Funko. The ReAction Aliens 3-Pack, the Ellen Ripley Pop! vinyl figure, and the super-sized Alien Queen Pop! vinyl figure arrive in stores this August!
From Funko: “Funko is celebrating Aliens Day with new ReAction and Pop! figures!
ReAction: Aliens 3-Pack
This time there’s more! The Aliens ReAction 3-pack features Ripley, the Power Loader suit, and the Alien Queen!
Reenact the famous showdown with this one-of-a-kind action figure set!
Coming in August!
Pop! Movies: Aliens
Ellen Ripley makes her Pop! debut alongside a super-sized 6″ Alien Queen Pop!
Coming in August!“
The post New Aliens Pop! Vinyl Figures Revealed by Funko appeared first on Daily Dead. »
- Tamika Jones
This week marks the 90th birthday of her majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Elizabeth Alexandra Mary was born in 1926. The Queen celebrates two birthdays each year: her actual birthday on the 21st of April and her official birthday on the second Saturday in June. (Trooping of the Colours)
She is the world’s oldest reigning monarch as well as Britain’s longest-lived. In 2015, she surpassed the reign of her great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria, to become the longest-reigning British monarch and the longest-reigning queen regent in world history.
Looking to celebrate her Majesty’s birthday? First, everyone rise for the national anthem of the United Kingdom.
God save our gracious Queen!
Long live our noble Queen!
God save the Queen!
Send her victorious,
Happy and glorious,
Long to reign over us:
God save the Queen!
For more on the Queen’s schedule, visit the official site: www. »
- Movie Geeks
Keeping it as spoiler free as possible, Tucker is playing Low-Key Lyesmith, who is described as a “wiry and fast-talking, with an offbeat sense of humor [who] has a theory for everything and gives Shadow (Ricky Whittle) some sage advice to ready him for the outside world.” Glover will portray Mr. World, the leader of the New Gods, who is “sometimes more challenged by his own subordinates than his enemies.”
American Gods has been adapted by Bryan Fuller (Hannibal) and Michael Green (Green Lantern), and features a cast that also includes Ricky Whittle (The 100) as Shadow Moon, Ian McShane (Deadwood) as Mr. Wednesday, Emily Browning (Sucker Punch) as Laura Moon, Sean Harris (The Borgias) as Mad Sweeney, Yetide Badaki (Aquarius) as Bilquis, »
- Gary Collinson
Netflix has released 2 new date announcement trailers for their original series The Crown and Marco Polo Season 2 and a full trailer for Bloodline Season 2. In addition Netflix has also released a cast shot from their upcoming new series Marseille, starring Gérard Depardieu.
You can check out the trailers and photo below.
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The Crown, the highly anticipated, new original series will premiere on Netflix, the world’s leading Internet TV network, to a global audience on Friday, November 4, 2016. The 10-episode series will be available in 4K.
The Crown reunites acclaimed writer Peter Morgan (The Queen, Frost/Nixon) with director Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Hours) and producer Andy Harries (The Queen). Based on the award-winning play, The Audience, The Crown tells the inside story »
- Kellvin Chavez
There aren’t a great many artists big enough to help the top grossing nightclub in the world celebrate its seventh anniversary. Hip-hop and bass music icon Diplo fits the bill, though, and he’s uploaded his two-and-a-half-hour set from the March 21st celebration to his SoundCloud account for everyone who wasn’t able to attend.
Before going in, though, it’s worth noting that this was one of Diplo’s more mainstream-friendly performances. Las Vegas nightclubs go for a very specific sound – so where his recent Diplo and Friends set showcased his expert ear for hip-hop, his Xs performance predominantly consisted of big room house and ringtone rap edits.
That said, Diplo‘s DJ set at Xs Las Vegas’ 7th anniversary celebration certainly still had its gems. He was nice enough to scrawl out a tracklist as well, so if you hear something you like then find it by »
- John Cameron
Deadline is reporting that Starz has added another actors to the cast of its upcoming TV adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods in Sean Harris (The Borgias), Yetide Badaki (Aquarius) and newcomer Bruce Langley.
Harris is set to portray the leprechaun Mad Sweeney, with Badaki cast as Bilquis, the Queen of Sheba, and Langley playing The Technical Boy. The trio join the previously announced Ricky Whittle (The 100) as Shadow Moon, Ian McShane (Deadwood) as Mr. Wednesday and Emily Browning (Sucker Punch) as Laura Moon.
- Gary Collinson
River of No Return: Sobel Brings Scent of Southern Gothic to the Mid-West with Stellar Debut
Family reunions have tremendous potential as battlefields for dysfunctional reparations, and provide easy arenas for comedy or drama to flourish. Director Matt Sobel draws upon the decidedly uncomfortable sort with his debut, Take Me to the River, an astute collision of adolescent anguish, coming-out suppression, and rural redneck nightmare all rolled into a flammable powder keg that leaks incendiary fumes but never builds to explosive relief. Age old juxtapositions, such as the sinful worldliness of Californians vs. corn-fed Midwestern white values, are enhanced by the dramatic charge of queer tensions Sobel compellingly conjures. Sure to make you squirm thanks to a reservoir of debauched sexuality lurking underneath the thin veneer of respectable propriety, Sobel culls a handful of startlingly realistic performances from a fine cast.
17-year-old Ryder (Logan Miller) is on his way »
- Nicholas Bell
Comedian says unnamed band member had wanted the second half of the planned film to show how ‘the band carries on from strength to strength’
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- Ben Child
Queen wrapped up their 1975 A Night at the Opera tour of England with an unforgettable show at London's Hammersmith Odeon that was broadcast live on the BBC's Old Grey Whistle Test. The recording circulated within the fan community for decades before the band finally released it on CD late last year. On March 8th at 7 p.m., it will be screened at more than 200 movie theaters across the country via Fathom Events. Tickets go on sale this Friday and can be purchased here.
The event is called Queen: A »
We’re going to end this live blog now, thank you very much for all the touching contributions via GuardianWitness, especially the insights into the world of TOGs.
For 50 years Sir Terry graced our screens and airwaves. His warmth, wit and geniality meant that for millions he was a part of the family.
We are all so terribly sad upon hearing of the passing of Terry. I can’t put into words how the whole Radio 2 family is feeling.
None of us were expecting this, come out of a clear blue sky, so it’s really hard to take in.
Related: Terry Wogan: the intriguingly subversive national treasure
The pop »
- Jessica Elgot
Lesbian romance “Carol,” transgender drama “The Danish Girl,” music series “Empire” and comedy “Master of None” are among the films and shows that have nabbed nominations for the 2016 GLAAD Media Awards.
The nods, announced on Wednesday morning, also include the wide release pics “Dope,” “Freeheld” and “Grandma.” Outstanding film nominations also went out to five movies in limited release, including “Tangerine,” which follows two transgender prostitutes.
The GLAAD Media Awards honor television, film and journalism that accurately, fairly and inclusively represents the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community. The Lgbt advocacy group announced 101 nominees in 20 English-language categories and 46 nominees in 11 Spanish-language categories.
Variety is up for outstanding magazine overall coverage alongside The Advocate, Cosmopolitan, Seventeen and Time. Variety devoted a special issue on marriage equality in June after the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage. Other covers have focused on transgender Hollywood, as well as films covering Lgbt issues, such as “Carol” and “The Danish Girl. »
- Maane Khatchatourian
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