7 items from 2012
Finally released on DVD in the UK after premiering almost three years ago at Sundance and a whopping 16 months after it’s UK premiere on Sky Movies, Skateland is set in the early 1980?s in small-town Texas and tells the story of the dramatic events that force a 19-year old skating rink manager (Fernandez) to look at his life in a new way.
One part Adventureland and one part Richard Linklater’sDazed and Confused, Skateland is yet another period-set coming of age story set in the early 80s and follows a very similar format to Linklater’s film – kids hanging out shooting the shit while contemplating their future. However unlike Linklater’s film, which had interesting characters, a great, and funny, script and a refreshing take on 70s life, »
Aurelio and Luigi De Laurentiis. Italian distribution company, Filmauro, acquired Italian rights from Exclusive Media to Henry-Alex Rubin.s ensemble drama Disconnect, prior to its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival where it received a 12 minute standing ovation, it was announced today by Alex Walton, Exclusive Media.s President of International Sales and Distribution.
The film features an all-star cast including Jason Bateman (The Change Up, Up In The Air), Hope Davis (Real Steel, HBO.s .Mildred Pierce.), Frank Grillo (Gangster Squad, The Grey), Paula Patton (Precious, Mission: Impossible . Ghost Protocol), Michael Nyqvist (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo), Andrea Riseborough (Brighton Rock, W.E.), Alexander Skarsgård (HBO.s .True Blood,. Melancholia) and Max Thieriot (Jumper), as well as Jonah Bobo (Crazy Stupid Love), Colin Ford (We Bought A Zoo) and Haley Ramm (X-men).
Set for its North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 11th, »
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Earlier today, Tiff announced that they were adding new films to their spectacular line-up. Among the new additions are: Song for Marion (directed by Paul Andrew Williams) Starring Terence Stamp, Vanessa Redgrave, Gemma Arterton, and Christopher Eccleston. Emperor (directed by Peter Webber) Starring Matthew Fox, Tommy Lee Jones, and Eriko Hatsune. Arthur Newman (directed by Dante Ariola) Starring Emily Blunt, Colin Firth, and Anne Heche. Disconnect (directed by Henry Alex Rubin) Starring Jason Bateman, Hope Davis, Frank Grillo, Paula Patton, Michael Nyqvist, Andrea Riseborough, Alexander Skarsgård, Max Theriot, Jonah Bobo, Colin Ford, and Haley Ramm. Hit the jump to check out the images and synopses. The 2012 Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 6 – 16th. Song For Marion A feel-good, heart-warming story about how music can inspire you. Song for Marion stars Terence Stamp as Arthur, a grumpy pensioner who can’t understand why his wife Marion (Vanessa Redgrave) would want »
- Matt Goldberg
Jason Bateman may be currently filming the long-awaited and highly-anticipated new season of Arrested Development (the brilliant first set photos from which we saw earlier this week), but we can’t forget that he’s got a number of brilliant films lined up alongside his return to the small screen, and one of them, Disconnect, has just been added to this year’s Tiff line-up.
Starring alongside Bateman will be an impressive cast, headed up by Alexander Skarsgård, Paula Patton, Hope Davis, Andrea Riseborough, Frank Grillo, Michael Nyqvist, and younger stars Haley Ramm and Max Thieriot, and following this afternoon’s Tiff announcement, we’ve got our first look at two images from the film.
“With the aid of a first-rate cast — including Jason Bateman, Hope Davis, Paula Patton (Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol) and Alexander Skarsgård (Melancholia) — director Henry Alex Rubin (Murderball) explores the impact of the internet on our »
- Kenji Lloyd
Tiff announced their last batch of titles for their primo Gala and Special Presentation events and it comes as no surprise that we’ve got ourselves several future Venice (Bad 25, Love is All You Need, Spring Breakers, Passion and The Master) and left over Cannes titles (White Elephant, On The Road, The Paperboy) set for some Special Presentation spots, but it’s the World Premieres that Tonrot have managed to lasso that have got out attention. First up in the trio of Gala screenings announced, it’s their Closing Night Film in Song for Marion which may do wonders for both the fest and the title itself — as it may be this year’s The King’s Speech type. What Maisie Knew, Arthur Newman, Greetings from Tim Buckley and after a long post-production phase Nick Cassavetes’ Yellow (see pic above) are all repping the new wave of U.S »
- Eric Lavallee
As if the line-up couldn’t get any better, Toronto International Film Festival have went ahead with what looks to be their final announcement of premieres. Added to the slate is the oft-rumored The Master, showing in 70mm, as well as Brian De Palma‘s Passion, Harmony Korine‘s Spring Breakers, Peter Webber‘s WWII romantic drama Emperor, a Jeff Buckley biopic, as well as Cannes premieres such as Lee Daniels‘ The Paperboy (review here) and Walter Salles’ On the Road (review here). Check out the new additions below.
Song for Marion Paul Andrew Williams, UK Closing Night Film
A feel-good, heart-warming story about how music can inspire you. Song for Marion stars Terence Stamp as Arthur, a grumpy pensioner who can’t understand why his wife Marion (Vanessa Redgrave) would want to embarrass herself singing silly songs with her unconventional local choir. But choir director Elizabeth (Gemma Arterton »
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Chicago – Australian actor Alex Russell has a penchant for exploring the darker sides of the teenage psyche. He made his film debut as a loathsome bully in Ben C. Lucas’ “Wasted on the Young,” before landing a lead role in Josh Trank’s surprise hit, “Chronicle,” about three teens who suddenly acquire superpowers and are excited by the dangerous magnitude of their mysterious abilities.
The dynamic between high school buddies Matt (Russell), Andrew (Dane DeHaan) and Steve (Michael B. Jordan) feels wholly authentic, and Trank finds ingenious ways of fusing in-camera effects with the naturalistic visual style inherent in the found footage genre. Chicagoans who missed the film during its initial theatrical run this year will be able to catch it at midnight June 8th and June 9th at the Music Box Theatre.
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7 items from 2012
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