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Brie Larson Is Captain Marvel

12 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Disney and Marvel Studios are currently doing their epic Hall H panel right now at San Diego Comic-Con. And one of the big news items expected was the official reveal of the actress playing Captain Marvel. As expected, they have announced that Acaemy-Award winning actress Brie Larson will take on the role of Carol Danvers in this Marvel epic. Earlier in the year, a rumor surfaced that newcomer Emily Carmichael may have landed the Captain Marvel directing gig, and that rumor was also confirmed today.

Variety was the first to report that Brie Larson was Marvel's top choice for the title role, and that she was leaning towards taking on this character. At the time, the site mentioned that Marvel has always planned on locking in an actress early for Captain Marvel, so they could introduce her in other films.

It's worth noting that Kevin Feige previously admitted that Captain Marvel »

- MovieWeb

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Horror Highlights: The Shining Enamel Pin, Lost Episode Fest Toronto 2016 Lineup, Pitchfork

22 July 2016 8:46 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

“All work and no play makes a Jack a dull boy”. Cavity Colors’ The Shining-inspired pin, in collaboration with artist Bruce Parker, is limited to only 300 pins and is available right now. Also in today’s Highlights: the lineup for Lost Episode Fest Toronto 2016 and the new teaser trailer for Pitchfork.

Cavity Colors’ The Shining Pin Release Details: From Cavity Colors: “We’re super excited to finally release a collaboration with our friend, and incredible artist Bruce Parker.

We have many more collaborations with Bruce on the way,

but it’s time to feast your eyes on this newest pin offering!

– Limited Edition Of 300 for 1st pressing *

Once this pin sells out, we are unsure if (or) when it will be re-stocked.

– 1.5 inches tall

– Hard Enamel Pin with a shiny finish that resembles an Axe Blade!

– Double rubber clutch on the back for secure attachment

– Cavitycolors logo stamp on the »

- Tamika Jones

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FrightFest, Screen unveil first Horror Rising Star Award shortlist

22 July 2016 7:32 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Winner to be announced during genre festival.

Alice Lowe, Paul Hyett, The Ford Brothers, Kate Shenton and Shaun Robert Smith have been shortlisted for the inaugural Screen International Horror Rising Star Award.

The award, celebrating the work of emerging talent in genre cinema, has been launched with Horror Channel FrightFest 2016 (Aug 25-29).

The winner will be announced on Aug 28, following a panel discussion on the future of the UK horror film industry moderated by Screen at London’s Vue Cinema in Shepherds Bush – the main hub of the festival.

Alice Lowe has been nominated for her growing stature in genre cinema, having written and directed short Solitudo as well as the forthcoming Prevenge, in which she also stars. Lowe previously co-wrote and starred in Ben Wheatley’s Sightseers.

The Ford Brothers have been shortlisted for their ambitious zombie epics The Dead and The Dead 2, shooting both films on shoestring budgets in Africa and India.

Kate Shenton is in the »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Fantasia: Frontières showcases film and TV genre gems

22 July 2016 3:29 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Two hot TV projects, an environmental zombie and an unhinged park ranger were among highlights at the eighth edition of the horror market.

Frontières International Co-Production Market continued to showcase its growth at Fantasia International Film Festival as it kicked off its eighth edition on Thursday [July 21].

Earlier this year, the genre market announced a new partnership with the Marché du Film at Cannes, and the popularity of its pitching session at Fantasia meant that it moved to the festival’s bigger venue to accommodate the growing industry interest.

This edition’s 20 projects also saw the market’s remit expand to include two television projects for the first time.

House Of Psychotic Women from Rook Films, behind the likes of Ben Wheatley’s Sightseers and Peter Strickland’s The Duke Of Burgundy, is based on horror critic Kier-La Janisse’s acclaimed memoir.

Centred on 15-year-old Carly as she navigates Winnipeg’s child welfare system, each episode »

- ian.sandwell@screendaily.com (Ian Sandwell)

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Peter Ferdinando joins Sam Rockwell in 'Blue Iguana'

19 July 2016 3:37 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Hyena star, who recently filmed Ghost In The Shell with Scarlett Johansson, takes villain role in black comedy.

Peter Ferdinando has joined Sam Rockwell and Phoebe Fox in Blue Iguana, a black comedy from writer-director Hadi Hajaig.

The British actor is known for Gerard Johnson’s Tony (2009) and Hyena (2014), and also appeared in Ben Wheatley’s A Field In England (2013) and High-Rise (2015) as well as David Mackenzie’s Starred Up (2013).

Ferdinando will next be seen in big budget productions King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword, directed by Guy Ritchie, and Ghost In The Shell, which stars Scarlett Johansson

He was most recently seen in period golf film Tommy’s Honour, which opened the Edinburgh International Film Festival last month.

Blue Iguana centres on a low level criminal (Rockwell) with no future who is just out of prison. Fox plays a low level lawyer who falls in love with him. The cast also »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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High-Rise; London Has Fallen; The Witch; Truth; Bang Gang (A Modern Love Story); Fox and His Friends; Chinese Roulette; Brahman Naman – review

16 July 2016 10:59 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

In the current climate, Jg Ballard’s tall story seems horribly relevant, while a 17th-century horror is scarier still

It is peculiarly timely that both High-Rise (Studiocanal, 15) and London Has Fallen (Lionsgate, 15) hit shelves tomorrow: for better and (mostly) worse, these are films for the addled, overcast mood of mid-Brexit Britain. Not that the former, Ben Wheatley’s lacquered yet brutalist adaptation of Jg Ballard’s 1975 novel, is overtly a film of its moment. Elaborately decked out in concrete and shag carpeting, this clattering study of a glistening tower block collapsing under the weight of its social iniquities and inequalities plays as both an end-of-days fantasy and a water-damaged period piece.

It evokes the 1970s and its mildewed economic turmoil right down to a concluding (and overly on-the-nose) quote from a brink-of-power Margaret Thatcher at the close. Watching it last autumn, I found High-Rise both formally imposing and politically safe: a calculated vision of chaos, »

- Guy Lodge

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Radiohead Hosting Short Film Contest, Releases New Audio of ‘Daydreaming’ for Filmmakers

15 July 2016 10:35 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Radiohead’s weekly sharing of artist-created vignettes has almost come to an end. Since the release of their album, “A Moon Shaped Pool,” the band has shared short films for each of their tracks on Instagram. The last one was for the song “The Numbers,” directed by Grant Gee and filmed in Port Talbot.

Now, to conclude this artistic production, Radiohead is asking fans to help finish the project by giving them a chance to create their own short film for “Daydreaming.” The group shared a new one-minute audio of the song, which features new strings that weren’t included in the original,  to download and “complete Radiohead’s series of vignettes.”

“Download the music on the link an submit your video with the hashtag #RHVignette on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. Radiohead will select their favorite and post on Radiohead.com,” states the announcement on their site.

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- Liz Calvario

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Guiding Lights unveils 17 new mentees

14 July 2016 5:55 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The eighth edition of the UK’s Guiding Lights mentoring scheme has selected 17 new mentees from 215 applications received across the UK and Ireland.

Lighthouse and Creative Skillset revealed the new participants:

Directors – Aleem Khan, Baff Akoto, Julia Stovell, Kate Dolan, Lindsey Dryden

Producers – Jude Goldrei, Lizzie Brown, Ohna Falby, Sarah Brocklehurst [pictured]

Writers – Ailbhe Keogan, Brian Martin, Kara Smith, Paven Virk, Ruth Paxton

Exhibitors – Becky Bruzas, Matthew Hellett, Sara Duffy

This year’s participants work in fiction and documentary, adult and children’s TV, theatre, commercials, learning disability film exhibition, and immersive cinema experiences.

Guiding Lights is run by Lighthouse and supported by Creative Skillset’s Film Skills Fund, which is funded by the BFI with National Lottery funds, through the Skills Investment Fund (Sif).

Guiding Lights is now partnering with Carousel’s Oska Bright Film Festival, to support the participation of exhibitors Bruzas and Hellett.

Lighthouse’s senior producer Emily Kyriakides said: “We’re so thrilled to have »

- wendy.mitchell@screendaily.com (Wendy Mitchell)

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High-Rise Starring Tom Hiddleston Headed to Blu-ray, DVD and Digital on August 2

11 July 2016 7:09 AM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Director Ben Wheatley's thriller High-Rise starring Tom Hiddleston will be available to watch at home when it arrives on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD on August 2nd under the Magnet label.

High-Rise, which also stars Jeremy Irons, Sienna MillerLuke Evans and Elisabeth Moss, is based on the classic J.G. Ballard novel of the same name. It examines the breakdown of social barriers where class warfare literally explodes between wealthy and less-privileged inhabitants of an apartment building.

The Blu-ray release of High-Rise will unfortunately not come with a Digital HD copy but will include a nice selection of bonus features as outlined below.

Commentary With Actor Tom Hiddleston, Director Ben Wheatley, And Producer Jeremy Thomas

Building The World Of High-Rise: 70’s Style

Heady Special Effects

Breaking Down High-Rise & Its Tenants

High-Rise: Bringing Ballard To The Big Screen

Theatrical Trailer

Pre-order High-Rise for a discounted price at Amazon. »

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Watch All of Radiohead’s Vignettes, Directed by Richard Ayoade, Ben Wheatley, Yorgos Lanthimos & More

11 July 2016 6:21 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

When you are Radiohead, you don’t just release an album. Following the bow of their ninth record, A Moon Shaped Pool, in early May, the band commissioned a set of short video vignettes to go alongside a number of the songs.

Featuring Yorgos Lanthimos (The Lobster) directing Denis Levant, High-Rise‘s Ben Wheatley dragging a floating body across rocks, and Submarine director Richard Ayoade shooting what could’ve been a deleted scene from Trash Humpers, each present a distinct interpretation of the respective song.

They’ve now completed the vignettes, although they note that their latest is the final one in the “current series,” so perhaps we can expect another round soon, considering “Burn the Witch,” “Daydreaming,” “Decks Dark,” “Present Tense,” and “True Love Waits” aren’t represented here.

Check them all out in the order the songs appear on the album, followed by a full stream, below:

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- Jordan Raup

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11 Good Movies to Watch This Month on Hulu

8 July 2016 4:06 PM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Satire, serial killers, swords, and Shannyn Sossamon.

I’m here to tell you that there’s a cinematic streaming goldmine available on Hulu that includes recent hits, older classics, domestic releases, and foreign imports. It’s even home to hundreds of Criterion titles (for now). Sure there’s plenty of filler and seemingly thousands of titles I’ve never heard of before, but I’m not here to talk about possible gems like Wishmaster 3: Beyond the Gates of Hell… I’m here to recommend some good movies to watch this month on Hulu.

Pick of the Month: In the Loop (2009)

These are rough, troubling, and disappointing times we’re living in, and while it’s no cure, laughter is most definitely a medicine for the blues. To that end, Armando Iannucci’s In the Loop — a feature film riff on his series, The Thick of It — is like an epic dose of comical vitamin C. Incredibly »

- Rob Hunter

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Alchemy Files For Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Protection, Embattled Distribution Company Owes Many

7 July 2016 10:35 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Embattled distribution company Alchemy — previously known as Millennium Entertainment — filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection on Friday in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware, Deadline reports. Per the outlet, “in its petition with the court, the state that they have $50M to $100M in liabilities compared to $10M to $50M in assets. The company has yet to file financials or a schedule with the court so more will be revealed when they do.

Read More: Career Moves: Jeff Deutchman Leaves Alchemy, Bob Pilon Goes to Participant and More

Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection (more colloquially known as liquidation) “will allow Alchemy to relieve itself of debt by selling off assets so at least some creditors can get paid. Because Alchemy acquired content distribution outfit Anderson Digital a year ago, there was a separate filling for that company. So there are two debtors but leaving a long list of creditors that runs over 290 pages. »

- Kate Erbland

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Miff unveils 2016 program

6 July 2016 6:33 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Joe Cinque's Consolation.

Melbourne International Film Festival revealed its full program yesterday, with a lineup that boasts over 345 films, including 24 world and 157 Australian premieres.

As previously announced.the festival will open with the world premiere of The Death and Life of Otto Bloom, the debut feature of Melbourne filmmaker Cris Jones, starring Xavier Samuel, Matilda Brown and Rachel Ward.

Abe Forsythe.s black comedy Down Under, set during the aftermath of the Cronulla riots, will screen as the festival.s Centrepiece Gala at the fest's midpoint.

Closing out the festival will be Cannes hit Hell or High Water, a neo-Western directed by David Mackenzie.

Among the Aussie drawcards is Joe Cinque.s Consolation, directed by Sotiris Dounoukos and based on the 2004 award-winning novel by Helen Garner. It will make its world premiere at the festival.

Other Aussie world debuts are.Bad Girl, The Family, Emo the Musical, Servant or Slave, »

- Jackie Keast

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Studiocanal UK: 10 years in the making

5 July 2016 5:35 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

From Optimum Releasing to Paddington and Legend, Studiocanal is now the UK’s biggest indie producer-distributor. Screen speaks to CEO Danny Perkins.

In 1999, the year Danny Perkins, Will Clarke and Paul Higgins launched Optimum Releasing, they set out their stall as smart, nimble new operators in the UK distribution arena by re-releasing black-and-white British classic The Third Man (a Studiocanal film) opposite the George Lucas juggernaut Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace.

Fast forward to 2016: Studiocanal UK (whose French parent Studiocanal, the subsidiary of pay TV giant Canal Plus, purchased Optimum in 2006) has assumed the mantle of the UK’s largest non-studio producer-distributor.

Off the back of huge successes including Paddington and Legend, it now finds itself entrusted with delivering the key building blocks of corporate owner Vivendi’s content strategy.

“A lot of the core values are still there,” Studiocanal UK CEO Perkins tells Screen of the heady journey from scrappy newcomer to cornerstone »

- matt.mueller@screendaily.com (Matt Mueller)

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Studiocanal UK: ten years in the making

5 July 2016 5:35 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

From Optimum Releasing to Paddington and Legend, Studiocanal is now the UK’s biggest indie producer-distributor. Screen speaks to CEO Dany Perkins.

In 1999, the year Danny Perkins, Will Clarke and Paul Higgins launched Optimum Releasing, they set out their stall as smart, nimble new operators in the UK distribution arena by re-releasing black-and-white British classic The Third Man (a Studiocanal film) opposite the George Lucas juggernaut Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace.

Fast forward to 2016: Studiocanal UK (whose French parent Studiocanal, the subsidiary of pay TV giant Canal Plus, purchased Optimum in 2006) has assumed the mantle of the UK’s largest non-studio producer-distributor.

Off the back of huge successes including Paddington and Legend, it now finds itself entrusted with delivering the key building blocks of French owner Vivendi’s content strategy.

“A lot of the core values are still there,” Studiocanal UK CEO Perkins tells Screen of the heady journey from scrappy newcomer to cornerstone »

- matt.mueller@screendaily.com (Matt Mueller)

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Robin Hardy, Director of The Wicker Man, Has Passed Away

2 July 2016 8:31 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Some very upsetting news is coming out of the UK this morning, revealing that Robin Hardy, best known as the director of 1973's The Wicker Man, has passed away. This was originally reported by BBC, who received word from a friend of the family that Hardy had died on Friday.

Robin Hardy released a spiritual successor to The Wicker Man back in 2011 and he had been in development on a third "Wicker" film that he teased would focus on "the gods getting their comeuppance." The Wicker Man, which Christopher Lee previously said is one of his favorite movies he performed in, is a personal favorite of mine and its importance in horror history and influence on the genre cannot be understated. Just to name a few, it's easy to see the film's influence on Edgar Wright's Hot Fuzz, Ben Wheatley's Kill List, True Detective, and Radiohead's recent Burn The Witch video. »

- Jonathan James

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Thor And Kong: Skull Island Star Tom Hiddleston On His Nude Scene In High-rise

1 July 2016 5:38 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Ever since making his mark stateside in 2011's Thor, UK actor Tom Hiddleston has made more than his fair share of Marvel fangirls swoon, helping Kevin Feige create a film studio dynasty. This specific section of Hiddleston's large fanbase will be pleased to know that the actor appears nude in Ben Wheatley's High-Rise, which co-stars Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller, Luke Evans, and Elisabeth Moss. The film debuted in 2015 at the Toronto International Film Festival (Tiff) before premiering in the UK on March 18, 2016. The film received a very limited release in the Us before being made available via Video-On Demand (VOD). It will be made available on DVD and blu-ray on August 02. In this newly-released commentary clip, Hiddleston has a laugh at his nude scene, which Wheatley admittedly jokes that he attempted to base the film's entire marketing campaign around Hiddleston's nudity. Please enable Javascript to watch this video High-rise stars Hiddleston as Dr. »

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Ben Wheatley Delivers A “Ful Stop” In Yet Another Radiohead Video

1 July 2016 2:58 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Radiohead have been showing their cinematic feathers for the promotion of their new album, A Moon Shaped Pool. Paul Thomas Anderson has directed the full length video for “Daydreaming,” while auteurs like Yorgos Lanthimos and Richard Ayoade have been part of the handful of filmmakers brought in to create brief vignettes for various songs on the […]

The post Ben Wheatley Delivers A “Ful Stop” In Yet Another Radiohead Video appeared first on The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Radiohead and ‘High-Rise’ Director Ben Wheatley Debut ‘Ful Stop’ Short Film — Watch

1 July 2016 7:48 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

It’s quite the time to be alive if you’re both a cinephile and a Radiohead fan. After teaming up with Paul Thomas Anderson for their full-length “Daydreaming” music video and releasing their ninth studio album “A Moon Shaped Pool” at the beginning of May, the band has been spotlighting individual tracks from the record each Friday in a series of vignettes directed by some of the best indie and foreign film directors working today. Last week, it was “The Lobster” director Yorgos Lanthimos who executed a strange Radiohead vision, and this week it’s genre master Ben Wheatley’s turn.

Read More: Radiohead and ‘The Lobster’ Director Yorgos Lanthimos Release Strange Digital Short — Watch

The vignette, which highlights the song “Ful Stop,” begins with the shot of a hand being dragged across the ground, as if a dead body is being moved. But one important cut and some »

- Zack Sharf

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22 Deserving Oscar Contenders From the First Half of 2016

24 June 2016 11:08 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Year after year film releases from January through June get the short end of the stick during the Oscar season, when latter-year entries — many of them fresh off exposure-boosting festival circuits — drown everything out.

There are exceptions, of course, but mostly, without the help of critical kudos and other precursor awards that deign to have long memories, quality work is frequently left in the also-ran pile. In an effort to keep the spotlight trained on deserving contenders, here is a long list of players we’d like to see remembered by the Academy later this year.

[Note: This list only includes films theatrically released to the public through the year’s midway point. Not all festival entries are eligible.]

Best Picture: “Weiner

Rather than save it for the documentary feature category, why not just call one of the year’s best movies exactly what it is? This Sundance hit is somehow the perfect movie for now: Flawed heroes, media obsession with titillation yielding obfuscation of substance — it’s brilliantly in tune with the zeitgeist. »

- Kristopher Tapley and Jenelle Riley

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