1-20 of 349 items from 2016 « Prev | Next »
Ahoy there folks! As you ladies and gentlemen all know from the last year or so as well as my handful of articles again during this year, it’s one thing to read early Academy Award predictions at this point in the year in order to see what folks like myself think will happen six or so months from now, but it’s a whole other thing entirely to actually know something about what will be in contention. To help out in that regard, I’m once again running down some of the major contenders in each Oscar category in order to prep you all for the season to come. Basically, the format will have me saying a few words about what/who I feel are the top tier contenders right now in said categories, along with a longer list afterwards of many of the other hopefuls that the Academy might take a shine to. »
- Joey Magidson
Nick Harley Jul 22, 2016
Coming from a script by Lauryn Kahn (I’m In Love With the DJ), the project is said to revolve around two co-ed FBI agents forced to go undercover as a married couple to infiltrate the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and reveal a sweat shop conspiracy. Sounds like Mr. & Mrs. Smith meets Zoolander.
Behind the camera will be Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates director Jake Szymanski. Szymanski got his start creating Funny or Die material for Ferrell and McKay, while Kahn started as McKay’s assistant. Gary Sanchez Productions seems to be keeping it in the family.
Kahn has kept busy, after writing I’m »
The 73rd Venice Film Festival doesn’t reveal its full lineup for another week, but Variety is reporting that two high-profile selections are “virtually assured” to premiere at the fest: Denis Villeneuve’s “Arrival” and Tom Ford’s “Nocturnal Animals,” both of which star Amy Adams. A third — Antoine Fuqua’s remake of “The Magnificent Seven” — is another possibility. “Whiplash” writer/director Damien Chazelle’s “La La Land,” which stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, has already been announced as the opening-night selection.
As for Continental fare, two-time Palme d’Or winner Emir Kusturica may be in Venice with “On the Milky Road,” Wim Wenders with “The Beautiful Days of Aranjuez” and Stephane Brize with “Un Vie.” That said, Variety notes that artistic director Alberto Barbera, is known for “down-to-the-wire decision-making” and nothing is certain yet.
Read More: Damien Chazelle »
- Michael Nordine
Rome — With one week to go before the 73rd Venice Film Festival reveals its lineup, two U.S. titles with awards buzz — Tom Ford-directed thriller “Nocturnal Animals” and Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi pic “Arrival” — are virtually assured a Lido launch.
And though festival artistic director Alberto Barbera is still making last-minute decisions, new features from prominent European auteurs Emir Kusturica (“On The Milky Road”) and Wim Wenders (“The Beautiful Days of Aranjuez”) are also very likely to be among the contenders vying for a Golden Lion, as is the latest work from French director Stephane Brize (“Une Vie”).
Word on what pics will surface on the Lido is particularly muted this year, indicating the usual uncertainty about titles being ready and Barbera’s down-to-the-wire decision-making.
Ford’s “Nocturnal Animals, »
- Nick Vivarelli
The Fall Film Festivals (Venice, Toronto, Telluride, New York and London) are almost upon us. Or at least the announcements of their programmes are. Tiff announces next Tuesday, Venice at the end of of July. New York announced its opening night selection this week, Ava DuVernay’s The 13th, a documentary about the high incarceration rate, particularly of African Americans, in the United States.
The title refers to the constitutional amendment abolishing slavery:
Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States.”
The film mixes archival footage - from the civil rights movement, Ku Klux Klan to the Black Lives Matter movement - with modern day commentary to present the ramifications of the amendment and the history of racial inequality in the Us. It’s an apt choice for all that’s unfolding in »
- Murtada Elfadl
Jon Feltheimer has just come from a breakfast meeting with 50 members of his theatrical distribution team. It’s one of many informal session that the Lionsgate CEO likes to hold with employees at the studio behind “The Hunger Games” and “Mad Men.” No subject is off the table, as the rank and file are invited to ask him about anything ranging from his corporate vision to his personal life.
“This is a collaborative place,” said Feltheimer. “With only 750 people doing mostly the same job that 3,000 are doing at some of the other studios, we have to have full transparency.”
“There’s a family vibe when you’re there,” he said. “There’s not a lot of red tape or rules.”
Lionsgate’s smaller size has »
- Brent Lang
NEWSFilm scholar V.F. Perkins, author of the essential book Film As Film (1972), has died at the age of 80.The BFI in London has announced Black Star, the UK's largest celebration of black screen actors, to run October 17 - December 31, 2016.Consummate Hollywood director Garry Marshall, best known for Pretty Woman, Runaway Bride and such television productions as Happy Days and Mork & Mindy, has died at 81.Filmmaker and Mubi team member Kurt Walker and filmmaker Isaac Goes are launching online film exhibition space Kinet, "catered to the dissemination of new and boundary pushing avant-garde cinema." Kinet's first program, which begins next week, includes Masha Tupitsyn's epic Love Sounds.Recommended VIEWINGThe feature debut of Canadian director Isiah Medina, 88:88, which received its global online premiere on Mubi last spring, is now streaming for free.An English-subtitled, behind-the-scenes documentary on the making of Johnnie To's excellent thriller, Three.The teaser trailer for »
If you saw my predictions late last week, you saw that I’m very high on La La Land, the upcoming modern musical from Damien Chazelle. This high concept romance is his follow up to the Oscar winning film Whiplash, so it’s clear that this movie has clear Academy Award hopes. Not only is it my perceived frontrunner right now, it’s just one of the 2016 releases to be most excited about this fall. A few days ago, a Teaser Trailer was released, and boy does it look absolutely delightful. You’ll see that Trailer below (and hear some of the original song City of Stars), but in the meantime, I want to whet your appetite a bit for La La Land… The flick is, again, a musical, with original songs, capturing the old time Hollywood spirit but in a completely new story. It follows a jazz pianist in »
- Joey Magidson
“Blade Runner 2” may be over a year away from hitting theaters, but that’s not stopping anticipation from already hitting sky high levels. As part of their major Comic-Con preview, Entertainment Weekly has teamed up with director Denis Villeneuve to reveal two dazzling concept art images from the sequel, and boy do they not disappoint. The director also confirms that the film will take place in Los Angeles, though it will be set several decades after the original.
“The climate has gone berserk — the ocean, the rain, the snow is all toxic,” Villeneuve tells EW. One of the concept art images depicts a ginormous machine that is designed to destroy snow. The second image is molded straight from the visionary mind of Ridley Scott, as it depicts the dystopian Los Angeles skyline, »
- Zack Sharf
New La La Land, Loving trailers and Rogue One featurette top our weekly news roundup!New La La Land, Loving trailers and Rogue One featurette top our weekly news roundup!Scott Goodyer7/15/2016 10:47:00 Am
This week we got insight into at least two of our most anticipated films of this year. Damien Chazelle's first trailer for La La Land looks incredible, and is currently in the running for the best trailer we've seen all year, and this morning we got some new footage from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story! Not to mention the first trailer for Jeff Nichols' Loving, which will surely be a big player at the Oscars.
- Scott Goodyer
Mia (Emma Stone), an aspiring actress, serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions, and Sebastian (Ryan Gosling), a dedicated jazz musician, scrapes by playing cocktail piano gigs in dingy bars, but as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart. The new movie stars Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, J. K. Simmons, Finn Wittrock, Rosemarie DeWitt, and Meagen Fay. “La La Land” hits theaters on December 2.
The post La La Land Gets A New Teaser Poster appeared first on Shockya.com. »
- Rudie Obias
On Tuesday’s season finale of Maya & Marty, Maya Rudolph and Emma Stone debuted their take on Robyn’s 2011 single Call Your Girlfriend, singing cappella with butter tubs. Rudolph said she got the idea from three Swedish women, part of the group Erato, who posted a similar video on youtube in 2011. “We’re just going to try it […]
- Khoreen Eccleston
Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone pair up for their third on-screen appearance together in the film La La Land. Gosling plays a dedicated jazz musician named Sebastian and Stone takes the role of his girlfriend, aspiring actress Mia. The two struggle to cope with challenges of making it in Hollywood. The newly released trailer is […]
- Khoreen Eccleston
I can't wait for this film to open in December! Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone star in this new film from the writer/director of "Whiplash,Damien Chazelle! Check out the new teaser trailer and fall in love!
Download the new song .City of Stars. featuring Ryan Gosling: http://smarturl.it/CityOfStars
Written and directed by Academy Award® nominee Damien Chazelle, La La Land tells the story of Mia [Emma Stone], an aspiring actress, and Sebastian [Ryan Gosling], a dedicated jazz musician, who are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts. Set in modern day Los Angeles, this original musical about everyday life explores the »
Rome — The Venice Film Festival is celebrating French actor Jean-Paul Belmondo, who gained stardom during the French New Wave in Jean-Luc Godard’s “Breathless,” and director Jerzy Skolimowski, pioneer of the Polish New Wave, with Golden Lions for lifetime achievement.
Belmondo, whom the fest in a statement called “an icon of French and international cinema,” first attended Venice in 1965 with Godard’s couple-on-the-run pic “Pierrot le Fou,” which was booed there before going on to gain praise and becoming a groundbreaking classic.
Synonymous with French cool, Belmondo is also known for his roles in French gangster movies such as “The Big Risk” by Claude Sautet (1960) and “Borsalino” by Jacques Deray (1970). His other standout pics include crime drama “The Night Caller” by Henri Verneuil (1975) and two films directed by Claude Lelouch, the Hollywood-set romancer “Love is a Funny Thing” (1969) and drama “Itinerary of a Spoiled Child” (1988). Belmondo also played the French »
- Nick Vivarelli
Their third team up after Crazy, Stupid, Love and Gangster Squad, Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling take the lead in La La Land, director David Chazelle’s highly anticipated follow-up to Whiplash. A contemporary musical which tells the love story between struggling actress Mia (Stone) and jazz musician Sebastian (Gosling) set against the backdrop of the City of Angels. The first trailer is here, giving us a look at this ambitious throwback to musicals of old, as well as showcasing the first single from the film, City of Stars, snag by Gosling himself. While it’s certainly a change of pace from Whiplash, La La Land looks utterly fantastic, echoing the lush colours and imagery from the numerous classics starring the likes of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, all the while feeling refreshingly modern. Released: 16th December (U.S.)/13th January 2017 (Irl/U.K.) »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
The Ghostbusters star appeared in character as JoJo Fletcher during Wednesday’s Tonight Show to discuss what goes on in the fantasy suite and who among the remaining bachelors — such as “Scotchy” and “Korn” — is most likely to steal her heart. When prompted by Fallon to identify the supposed love of her life while displaying a photo of the still-in-contention Jordan Rogers, Wiig struggled to come up with an answer »
As if Ryan Gosling wasn't dreamy enough in The Notebook, just wait until you check out his performance and singing chops in the new musical, La La Land opposite Emma Stone. The movie marks the third time the pair have worked together, and judging from the new trailer, we can see why. The cover art for the soundtrack was also released. See it below.
Read More ...
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Super User)
When you fall in love with someone it leaves you breathless, exhilarated, and longing. There is the undeniable chemistry you feel with that person. It’s electric. You can feel it. You look towards art to capture and imitate what you feel. Chemistry between actors can make or break what it is you are watching. Two of the actors that have mastered that distinctive spark between people in love are Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. They first appeared together in Crazy, Stupid, Love and were remarkably charismatic and charming. Then they were paired together in Gangster Squad. While the film was a dud, their chemistry was the bright spot that makes the film. Now, they are back playing lovers for a third time in La La Land, Damien Chazelle’s hotly anticipated second feature.
- Erica Bahrenburg
We're already falling hard for La La Land, in part because it's directed by Damien Chazelle -- whose debut film Whiplash was our favorite movie in 2014 -- but also because this first trailer reveals a dazzlingly beautiful look at a love affair between two kids (Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, reuniting for a third time on screen) just trying to make it out there in Los Angeles, aka La La Land. The film, due out December 2, is being billed as a musical, and its first trailer only gives us a tiny taste of that music, with Gosling crooning an original song called "City of Stars" set against a montage of moments depicting the duo trying to make it big while still maintaining their rich, soulful love affair. Watch it below. Will La La Land put...
- Erik Davis
1-20 of 349 items from 2016 « Prev | Next »
IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.See our NewsDesk partners