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Robert Pattinson’s Many Looks: Hair! Beards! Ear Piercings!?! (16 Photos!)

29 June 2016 12:44 PM, PDT | TheImproper.com | See recent TheImproper.com news »

Robert Pattinson is known for his chiseled features and tousled hair, but his looks have varied almost as much as his movie roles. At the Dior Homme Paris Fashion Week show over the weekend, the “Twilight” actor showed off an entirely new look. But was it a 2,000 year old hair style. ...Read MoreRobert Pattinson’s Many Looks: Hair! Beards! Ear Piercings!?! (16 Photos!) was first posted on June 29, 2016 at 3:44 pm.

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- Keith Girard

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Discover The Birth Of Evil In New Trailer For ‘The Childhood Of Leader’ Featuring Robert Pattinson, Stacy Martin & Bérénice Bejo

29 June 2016 10:59 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Can the inkling of pure evil be sensed from a young, early age? If so, what would that portrait look like? Those are the thorny questions actor/filmmaker Brady Corbet looks to explore in his directorial debut, “The Childhood Of A Leader.” Read More: The 40 Most Anticipated Movies Of Summer 2016 Liam Cunningham, Bérénice Bejo, […]

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- Kevin Jagernauth

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Trailer: R-Patz In "Childhood of a Leader"

29 June 2016 10:05 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

When are the seeds of evil implanted in one's life? Actor turned filmmaker Brady Corbet explores that question in his directorial debut "The Childhood Of A Leader".

Robert Pattinson, Liam Cunningham, Berenice Bejo, Stacy Martin, Yolande Moreau and Tom Sweet star in the film which follows the young son of an American diplomat in post-wwi France, a budding sociopath who learns to manipulate the adults around him and ultimately grows up to become a fascist dictator.

Playing at Cannes in May to a mixed reaction, and scoring a much better response earlier this month at the Sydney Film Festival, the film is slated to open in limited release on July 22nd.


- Garth Franklin

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Who Has Robert Pattinson Dated? He's Been Linked to a Lot of Leading Ladies

29 June 2016 9:56 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Image Source: Getty / Kevin Winter While some celebrities choose to put their love life on full display, Robert Pattinson is not one of them. The hot British actor is a huge star, but he is notorious for keeping his private life under wraps, especially when it comes to who he is dating. Over the years, he has certainly been linked to a lot of leading ladies, but you'd be surprised to find out that he has never actually confirmed any of them. His high-profile relationship with his Twilight costar Kristen Stewart wasn't even acknowledged until the actress publicly apologized for having an affair with her Snow White and the Huntsman director, Rupert Sanders, in 2012. Image Source: Getty / John Shearer The actor may keep tight-lipped about affairs of the heart, but that hasn't stopped the rumor mill from turning in Hollywood. While he was actually dating Kristen, Rob was linked to »

- Kelsie Gibson

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U.S. Trailer For Brady Corbet’s Directorial Debut ‘The Childhood of a Leader’

29 June 2016 9:53 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Actor Brady Corbet is making his transition to the other side of the camera with his directorial debut The Childhood of a Leader, based on a screenplay he penned with writer Mona Fastvold. Corbet has assembled quite the cast for this blend of drama, horror, and mystery, with Robert Pattinson, Bérénice BejoLiam CunninghamStacy Martin, and newcomer Tom Sweet. With 45 Years cinematographer Lol Crawley and an original score by Scott Walker, all the pieces are in line for an impressive debut.

Demonstrating its filmic grain under an unsettling orchestral score and one messed up family dynamic, this new U.S. trailer suggests Corbet has a strong visual eye for the unflinching and a real promise in the director’s chair. We said in our review, “For all its showiness, Childhood remains fluid and subtle in depicting the uncomfortable side of family relationships – thus nailing the central point of Jean-Paul Sartre »

- Mike Mazzanti

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The Kids Are Alright: How Ya Stars Have Become The Unlikely Saviors Of American Indie Film

28 June 2016 10:18 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Our national nightmare is over: After more than a decade of dystopian futures, obtuse love triangles, and weak Charli Xcx singles, Hollywood’s flash-in-the-pan love affair with Ya film adaptations has finally run its course. You can feel it in the air, and you can see it in the dwindling box office returns. The climactic installments of “The Maze Runner” and “The Divergent Series” are still on the horizon, and an unusually promising adaptation of John Green’s “Looking for Alaska” continues to percolate in pre-production, but bodies tend to wriggle for a little while after they’re officially pronounced dead. The fact of the matter is that Voldemort has been vanquished, the people of District 12 have overthrown The Capitol, and Bella Swan has stopped pouting. There will always be movies made for the tween audience, but make no mistake: The Ya world as we know it has come to an end. »

- David Ehrlich

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The Few Times Robert Pattinson and Fka Twigs Have Talked About Each Other Will Make You Swoon

26 June 2016 3:00 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Robert Pattinson and Fka Twigs have been together for nearly two years, and tend to keep their relationship under wraps. The duo first began dating in August 2014, and in April 2015, T-Pain accidentally revealed that the pair had gotten engaged. Throughout their relationship, Rob and Fka Twigs have shared plenty of sweet moments together, including their first-ever red carpet appearance together at the Met Gala. But while the couple has taken their love all over the world, they've only revealed a handful of details about their under-the-radar romance. See what Rob and Fka Twigs have said about each other, then get to know the singer in nine quick facts. »

- Monica Sisavat

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Robert Pattinson Pops Up in Paris and Mingles With Michael B. Jordan

25 June 2016 10:35 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Robert Pattinson popped up in the front row at the Dior Homme runway show during Paris Men's Fashion Week on Saturday. The actor posed for photos with Michael B. Jordan and rapper A$AP Rocky, as well as Sean Penn's son, Hopper Jack. After checking out the collection, Robert headed backstage to chat with designer Kris Van Assche. We haven't seen Rob at a high-profile event since early May, when he attended the Met Gala with his fiancée, Fka Twigs. While the couple hasn't revealed any details about their upcoming nuptials, they have said some pretty sweet things about each other in interviews. Scroll through to see Rob's latest outing. »

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TV Review: James Franco’s ‘Mother, May I Sleep with Danger?’

17 June 2016 4:14 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

James Franco makes “art” at the rate most people eat breakfast — he has over 20 projects (no exaggeration) in various stages of production this year — and so exactly where Lifetime’s remake of the 1996 telepic “Mother, May I Sleep With Danger?” rates among his priorities is hard to guess. Franco executive produced, has a minor supporting role, and is credited with the “story” for this subversively desperate (or maybe desperately subversive?) reimagining that takes a shopworn woman-in-peril story and turns it into a slightly less shopworn lesbian vampire romance.

Franco’s vision for “Mother” isn’t so much influenced by the kitschy appeal of the original movie (or the novel by Claire Rainwater Jacobs, which no doubt has zero overlap with what’s here beyond the title), as it is by “Twilight,” queer theory, college theater, and Smashing Pumpkins music videos. We know this because all of these things are directly referenced on camera (except Smashing Pumpkins, though »

- Geoff Berkshire

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‘The Childhood Of A Leader’ Review: Brady Corbet’s Directorial Debut Is An Enthralling Mind-f*ck

14 June 2016 11:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

A 27-year-old dude from Scottsdale, Arizona, Brady Corbet has somehow become the go-to guy for major European auteurs in need of a young American who can pick up what they’re putting down. We may never fully understand how he parlayed a one-episode cameo on “The King of Queens” and a recurring appearance in the fifth season of “24” into a series of brilliant collaborations with titans of international cinema like Michael Haneke (“Funny Games”) and Lars von Trier (“Melancholia”), but it’s clear why Corbet might have a special appreciation for how public figures are often seen through the lens of their beginnings. With his unusually accomplished directorial debut “Childhood of a Leader,” Corbet delivers a strange and startling film that reflects the unique trajectory of his career, as well as the influence of the iconoclastic directors with whom he’s already worked.

The first strains of Scott Walker’s panicky score slice into the soundtrack like Penderecki having a heart attack, the strings cutting into archival footage of World War I troops marching in formation. The opening titles are draped in terror, and they steel audiences for an ominous origin story on par with the horrors presaged by “Max” or “The Omen.” And on that promise, Corbet delivers — albeit it in his own elliptical, psychically tormented, and increasingly hypnotic way.

The Childhood of a Leader” tells the story of a young American boy (Tom Sweet) coming of age in a snowbound pocket of rural France circa 1918. His young yet severe mother (“The Artist” star Bérénice Bejo) is fed up with her son from the start, and takes out most of her frustration on the various employees who rear the boy for her by proxy. The child’s father (Liam Cunningham, who “Game of Thrones” fans will better recognize by the name of Davos Seaworth), is an assistant on President Wilson’s staff, and is often away in Versailles working on the peace treaty that would ultimately end the war. On the rare evenings during which he returns home, the boy’s father is sometimes accompanied by a widower politician played by Robert Pattinson (a glorified cameo during which he willfully melts into the musty furnishings of Corbet’s sets).

The film seldom ventures outside of the boy’s house, pushing deeper and deeper into the opaque void of its protagonist’s malleable young mind. Corbet’s doggedly anti-dramatic script (co-written by his partner, Mona Fastvold) stakes the boy’s future on a debate between nature vs. nurture in which neither side ever seems to earn a clear advantage. Sweet, whose character is outwardly defined by a blank expression and a head of flowing blond hair (he’s often confused for a girl), delivers a tense performance that often feels modeled after his director’s seething turns in “Simon Killer” and “Funny Games.” You almost never know what the kid is thinking, but it’s telling that his moments of paranoid anxiety are by far his most visceral — an early nightmare sequence suggests that Corbet has a natural talent for eerie visual abstractions.

Read More: Brady Corbet and Mona Fastvold Talk Moody Sundance Discovery ‘The Sleepwalker

He also has a natural talent for the strain of winking, comically exaggerated gravitas that makes it tempting to suspect that hyper-severe auteurs like Haneke and von Trier are actually just taking the piss. Ostentatiously divided into five sections (an overture, three ‘Tantrums,’ and a coda), and refusing to speak the boy’s name until late in the film (so that viewers might tie themselves into knots trying to work out which fascist leader the kid will grow up to become), “The Childhood of a Leader” pits the intensity of its context against the banality of its incident.

The first two Tantrums are all portent and no plot; the most exciting thing that happens is when the boy paws at the breast of his pretty young French tutor (“Nymphomaniac” ingenue Stacy Martin). There’s much talk of language skills, and fluency becomes its own kind of power, but how that factors into Corbet’s grand design is no better explicated than the fact that Sweet’s character is exclusively raised by hired help, or the tidbit that his dad had been hoping for a daughter. And yet, the raw anxiety of Corbet’s vision only grows more palpable as Sweet retreats further from our understanding; by the time the film reveals itself to be more of a mind-fuck than a historical drama, you’re too rattled to feel tricked.

On one hand, the indelibly disorienting final scene feels like a hit from behind; on the other, it feels as though the film has been building to it from the start. Either way, “The Childhood of a Leader” leaves behind a squall of unanswered questions that linger in the mind long after it squelches to a finish. Is this a story about the merits of Freudian psychology, or its limitations? Is it about the making of a monster, or is its distance meant to mock the thinking that sociopaths can be so easily explained? Early in the first Tantrum, Pattinson’s character lifts a quote that novelist John Fowles would ultimately coin in regards to the Holocaust: “That was the tragedy. Not that one man has the courage to be evil, but that so many have not the courage to be good.” Other than Corbet’s promise, that sentiment may be the film’s one clear takeaway: Whether born or raised, leaders are only as powerful as the people who neglect to stop them.

Grade: B+

The Childhood of a Leader” plays at BAMcinemaFest on June 23rd. It opens in theaters and on VOD on July 22nd.

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- David Ehrlich

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12 Must-See Films at BAMCinemaFest 2016

13 June 2016 9:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

This month, Brooklyn plays home to the annual BAMCinemaFest, featuring both some tried and true festival favorites (imagine if Sundance just happened to take place in New York City in the summer) and some brand-new standouts. Here’s the best of what’s on offer, as curated and culled by the IndieWire film team.

Little Men” New York City-centric filmmaker Ira Sachs has long used his keen observational eye to track the worlds of the city’s adult denizens with features like “Love is Strange” and “Keep the Lights On,” but he’s going for a younger set of stars (and troubles) in his moving new feature, “Little Men.” The new film debuted at Sundance earlier this year, where it pulled plenty of heartstrings (including mine) with its gentle, deeply human story of two seemingly different young teens (Theo Taplitz as the worldly Jake, Michael Barbieri as the more rough and tumble Tony) who quickly bond when one of them moves into the other’s Brooklyn neighborhood. Jake and Tony become fast friends, but their relationship is threatened by drama brewing between their parents, as Jake’s parents own the small store that Tony’s mom operates below the family’s apartment.When Jake’s parents (Greg Kinnear and Jennifer Ehle) are bothered by looming money troubles, they turn to Tony’s mom (Paulina García) and ask her to pay a higher rent, a seemingly reasonable query that has heart-breaking consequences for both families and both boys. It’s a small story that hits hard, thanks to wonderful performances and the kind of emotion that’s hard to fake. – Kate Erbland “Kate Plays Christine

It’s usually easy enough to find common themes cropping up at various film festivals, but few people could have anticipated that this year’s Sundance would play home to two stories about Christine Chubbuck, a tragic tale that had been previously unknown by most of the population (the other Chubbuck story to crop up at Sundance was Antonio Campos’ closely observed narrative “Christine,” a winner in its own right). In 1974, Chubbuck — a television reporter for a local Sarasota, Florida TV station — killed herself live on air after a series of disappointing events and a lifetime of mental unhappiness. Robert Greene’s “Kate Plays Christine” takes an ambitious angle on Chubbuck’s story, mixing fact and fiction to present a story of an actress (Kate Lyn Sheil) grappling with her preparations to play Chubbuck in a narrative feature that doesn’t exist. Sheil is tasked with playing a mostly real version of herself, a heightened version of herself as the story winds on and even Chubbuck in a series of re-enactments. The concept is complex, but it pays off, and “Kate Plays Christine” is easily one of the year’s most ambitious and fascinating documentaries. – Ke


This eye-opening documentary focuses on Brooklyn-based tailoring company Bindle & Keep, which designs clothes for transgender and gender fluid clients. Produced by Lena Dunham and her “Girls” producer Jenni Konner, the HBO Documentary looks at fashion through the eyes of several people across the gender identity spectrum, including a transitioning teen in need of a suit for his Bar Mitzvah and a transgender man buying a tuxedo for his wedding. The film has a deep personal connection to Dunham, whose gender nonconforming sister Grace has been a vocal activist within the transgender community. “Suited” is the first solo-directing effort from Jason Benjamin, who previously co-directed the 2002 documentary “Carnival Roots,” about Trinidad & Tobago’s annual music festival. – Graham Winfrey


Todd Solondz’s first directorial effort since 2011’s “Dark Horse” is literally about an animal this time. “Wiener-Dog” follows a dachshund that goes from one strange owner to the next, serving as a central character in four stories that bring out the pointlessness of human existence. The offbeat comedy’s stellar cast includes Greta Gerwig, Danny DeVito, Julie Delpy and “Girls’” Zosia Mamet. Amazon nabbed all domestic media rights to the film at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, while IFC Films is handling the theatrical release. Financed by Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures and produced by Christine Vachon’s Killer Films, the film marked Solondz’s first movie to play at Sundance since 1995’s “Welcome to the Dollhouse.” – Gw

Last Night at the Alamo

Eagle Pennell has become lost to film history, despite making two of the most important films of the modern indie era. His 1978 film “The Whole Shootin’ Match” inspired Robert Redford to start Sundance and his 1984 classic “Last Night at the Alamo” has been championed by Tarantino and Linklater, who along with IFC Films and SXSW founder Louis Black is responsible for the restoration that will be playing at Bam. “Alamo,” which tells the story of a cowboy’s last ditch effort to save a local watering hole, is credited for having given birth to the Austin film scene and for laying the groundwork for the rebirth of the American indie that came later in the decade. Pennell’s career was cut short by alcoholism, but “Alamo” stands tribute to his incredible talent, pioneering spirit and the influence he’s had on so many great filmmakers. – Chris O’Falt

Read More: Indie Legend Who Inspired Sundance, ‘Reservoir Dogs’ And More Will Have Classic Films Restored

“Author: The J.T. LeRoy Story”

J.T. Leroy was an literary and pop culture sensation, until it was revealed that the HIV-positive, ex-male-prostitute teenage author was actually the creation of a 40 year old mother by the name Laura Albert.  Jeff Feuerzeig’s documentary, starring Albert and featuring her recorded phone calls from the hoax, is the best yarn of 2016. You will not believe the twist-and-turns of the behind the scenes story of how Albert pulled off the hoax and cultivated close relationships (with her sister-in-law posing at Jt) with celebrities like filmmaker Gus Van Sant and Smashing Pumpkins’ Bill Corgan, both of whom play key supporting roles in this stranger-than-fiction film. Trust us, “Author” will be one of the most entertaining films you see this summer. – Co

Dark Night

Loosely based on the 2012 shooting in Aurora, Colorado during a multiplex screening of “The Dark Knight,” Tim Sutton’s elegantly designed “Dark Night” contains a fascinating, enigmatic agenda. In its opening moments, Maica Armata’s mournful score plays out as we watch a traumatized face lit up by the red-blue glow of a nearby police car. Mirroring the media image of tragedy divorced from the lives affected by it, the ensuing movie fills in those details. Like Gus Van Sant’s “Elephant,” Sutton’s ambitious project dissects the moments surrounding the infamous event with a perceptive eye that avoids passing judgement. While some viewers may find this disaffected approach infuriating — the divisive Sundance reaction suggested as much — there’s no doubting the topicality of Sutton’s technique, which delves into the malaise of daily lives that surrounds every horrific event of this type with a keen eye. It may not change the gun control debate, but it adds a gorgeous and provocative footnote to the conversation. – Eric Kohn

A Stray

Musa Syeed’s tender look at a Somali refugee community in Minneapolis puts a human face on the immigration crisis through the exploits of Adan (Barkhad Abdirahman), a young man adrift in his solitary world. Kicked out by his mother and unwelcome at the local mosque where he tries to crash, Adan meets his only source of companionship in a stray dog he finds wandering the streets. Alternating between social outings and job prospects, Adan’s struggles never strain credibility, even when an FBI agent tries to wrestle control of his situation to turn him into a spy. Shot with near-documentary realism, Syed’s insightful portrait of his forlorn character’s life recalls the earlier films of Ramin Bahrani (“Man Push Cart,” “Chop Shop”), which also capture an oft-ignored side of modern America. With immigration stories all too frequently coopted for political fuel, “A Stray” provides a refreshingly intimate alternative, which should appeal to audiences curious about the bigger picture — or those who can relate to it. – Ek


After making a blistering impression at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, Andrew Neel’s fraternity psychodrama “Goat” comes to Bam with great acclaim and sky high anticipation. Starring breakout Ben Schnetzer and Nick Jonas, the film centers around a 19-year-old college student who pledges the same fraternity as his older brother, only to realize the world of hazing and endless parties is darker than he could ever imagine. In lesser hands, “Goat” would be a one-note takedown of hedonistic bro culture, but Neel’s slick direction brings you to the core of animalistic behavior and forces you to weigh the clashing egos of masculinity. By cutting underneath the layers of machismo, Neel creates a drama of insecurities buried beneath the war between predator and prey. It’s an intense and intelligent study of a world the movies have always been obsessed with. – Zack Sharf

Read More: Sundance: How Robert Greene and Kate Lyn Sheil Made the Festival’s Most Fascinating Documentary

The Childhood of a Leader

Brady Corbet has been one of the most reliable supporting actors in films like “Funny Games,” “Force Majeure,” “Clouds of Sils Maria” and more, and he even broke through as a lead in the great indie “Simon Killer,” but it turns out Corbet’s real skills are behind the camera. In his directorial debut, “The Childhood of a Leader,” the actor creates an unnerving period psychodrama that evokes shades of “The Omen” by way of Hitchcock. Set in Europe after Wwi, the movie follows a young boy as he develops a terrifying ego after witnessing the creation of the Treaty of Versailles. Cast members Robert Pattinson and Berenice Bejo deliver reliably strong turns, but it’s Corbet’s impressive control that makes the film a tightly-wound skin-crawler. His ambition is alive in every frame and detail, resulting in a commanding debut that announces him as a major filmmaker to watch. – Zs

The Love Witch

Meet your new obsession: A spellbinding homage to old pulp paperbacks and the Technicolor melodramas of the 1960s, Anna Biller’s “The Love Witch” is a throwback that’s told with the kind of perverse conviction and studied expertise that would make Quentin Tarantino blush. Shot in velvety 35mm, the film follows a beautiful, sociopathic, love-starved young witch named Elaine (Samantha Robinson, absolutely unforgettable in a demented breakthrough performance) as she blows into a coastal Californian town in desperate search of a replacement for her dead husband. Sex, death, Satanic rituals, God-level costume design, and cinema’s greatest tampon joke ensue, as Biller spins an arch but hyper-sincere story about the true price of patriarchy. – David Ehrlich

Morris From America

Coming-of-age movies are a dime a dozen (and the going rate is even cheaper at Sundance), but Chad Hartigan’s absurdly charming follow-up to “This Is Martin Bonner” puts a fresh spin on a tired genre. Played by lovable newcomer Markees Christmas, Morris is a 13-year-old New Yorker who’s forced to move to the suburbs of Germany when his widower dad (a note-perfect Craig Robinson) accepts a job as the coach of a Heidelberg soccer team. It’s tough being a teen, but Morris — as the only black kid in a foreign town that still has one foot stuck in the old world — has it way harder than most. But there’s a whole lot of joy here, as Hartigan’s sweet and sensitive fish out of water story leverages a handful of killer performances into a great little movie about becoming your own man. – De

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- Kate Erbland, Eric Kohn, David Ehrlich, Zack Sharf, Chris O'Falt and Graham Winfrey

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Harmony Korine Reveals How He Pranked Werner Herzog In New Video — Watch

13 June 2016 7:59 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Harmony Korine and Werner Herzog are separated by more than 30 years in age and come from two very different filmmaking backgrounds, but the influential directors have maintained a friendship and working relationship that dates back to the ’90s.

In  new video for Viceland, Korine explained that when was in his 20’s, he used to prank Herzog by taking advantage of his lack of appreciation for any kind of irony. “He famously has no understanding of irony, so he takes every thing completely literal,” Korine said in the video. “It’s almost like being color blind.”

Korine would frequently call Herzog, who he described as “the least ironic and the most sane director that I know,” and pretend to be a rug salesman, talking on the phone with the German filmmaker for between 20 minutes and a half hour.

“I’d sell him four or five different rugs, and he never knew,” Korine said. “He always takes you at your word. It’s a very special thing.”

While Korine may have had no problem wasting the German director’s time for a gag, it’s worth noting that he did once give Herzog a real job, casting him for a small role in his 2007 film “Mister Lonely.”

To see the Vice clip in its entirety, check out the video below.

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- Graham Winfrey

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'Animal Kingdom': Everything You Need to Know

10 June 2016 10:04 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

The family that slays together stays together" — it's a phrase might as well be inscribed in Latin on the Cody clan's crest. Three generations of burglars and thieves come together under one roof on TNT's rough-hewn new drama Animal Kingdom (an Americanized adaptation of the 2010 Australian crime thriller) and precious little is off-limits: the kids blow lines of coke in front of their elders, the oldest son delivers an extended angry tirade to his relatives while hanging dong, and if someone gets bumped off during a messy jewel heist, you »

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Celebrate Best Friend Day With Our Favorite Celeb BFFs

7 June 2016 9:15 PM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Wednesday is National Best Friend Day, and we're celebrating by rounding up pictures of our favorite celebrity buddies. Take a look at girlfriends Beyoncé and Gwyneth Paltrow, supportive pals Robert Pattinson and Katy Perry, and beautiful buds Penélope Cruz and Salma Hayek. There's also Leonardo DiCaprio and his longtime best friend Tobey Maguire, plus so many more. Read through to see them all! »

- Lauren Turner

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Four UK financiers found guilty in major film fraud case

7 June 2016 3:55 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Estimated £100m ($145m) of tax repayments claimed through fraudulent film investment scheme.

Four UK film executives have been found guilty of operating a fraudulent film investment scheme that was used to claim an estimated £100m ($145m) of tax repayments.

The men were found guilty at Birmingham Crown Court after they were shown to have falsely claimed to have invested £275m ($400m) in feature films and used offshore companies to hide their activities, the Financial Times reported on Friday.

The four executives comprise former Little Wing Films partners Charles Savill and Keith Hayley; Robert Bevan, a former co-director at film sales company Salt; and Monaco-based accountant and corporate services provider Norman Leighton.

More than 275 investors contributed more than £76m ($110m) to the scheme, according to Hm Revenue & Customs. The scheme used tax breaks to attract investment from footballers, investment bankers and a pop star.

The men claimed to have spent more than £250m ($365m) on pre-production and development »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Sierra / Affinity scores sales on prestige Cannes slate

2 June 2016 5:50 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Nick Meyer announced on Thursday a slew of deals on the company’s heavyweight Croisette sales roster, led by such highlights as Molly’s Game, Tully, Anon, and Villa Capri.

Molly’s Game from The Mark Gordon Company and eOne, will mark the feature directorial debut of Aaron Sorkin and will star Jessica Chastain and Idris Elba.

Deals closed for Germany (Square One), Latin America (Sun Distribution), France (Snd Groupe M6), Scandinavia (Scanbox), Italy (Rai Cinemas), the Middle East (Eagle Films Middle East), Japan (Kino Films), South Korea (Main Title), Portugal (Nos Audiovisuals), Switzerland (Ascot Elite), South Africa (Ster-Kinekor), Taiwan (CaiChang International), India (Estars), and Cis, Bulgaria, Czech/Slovak, former Yugoslavia, Hungary, Poland, and Romania (Freeman Film Trade & Finance).

Rights went in Malaysia (MM2 Entertainment Malaysia), Iceland (Myndform), Hong Kong (Sundream), Greece and Turkey (Tanweer), Israel (United King) and the Philippines (Viva Communications).

eOne will distribute directly in the UK, Australia/New Zealand »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Sierra / Affinity scores prestige Cannes sales

2 June 2016 1:50 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Nick Meyer announced on Thursday a slew of deals on the company’s heavyweight Croisette sales roster, led by such highlights as Molly’s Game, Tully, Anon, and Villa Capri.

Molly’s Game from The Mark Gordon Company and eOne will mark the feature directorial debut of Aaron Sorkin and will star Jessica Chastain and Idris Elba.

Deals closed for Germany (Square One), Latin America (Sun Distribution), France (Snd Groupe M6), Scandinavia (Scanbox), Italy (Rai Cinemas), the Middle East (Eagle Films Middle East), Japan (Kino Films), South Korea (Main Title), Portugal (Nos Audiovisuals), Switzerland (Ascot Elite), South Africa (Ster-Kinekor), Taiwan (CaiChang International), India (Estars), and Cis, Bulgaria, Czech/Slovak, former Yugoslavia, Hungary, Poland, and Romania (Freeman Film Trade & Finance).

Rights went in Malaysia (MM2 Entertainment Malaysia), Iceland (Myndform), Hong Kong (Sundream), Greece and Turkey (Tanweer), Israel (United King) and the Philippines (Viva Communications).

eOne will distribute directly in the UK, Australia/New Zealand »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Ashley Greene Reveals Bloody Good Twilight Dish

25 May 2016 1:17 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

It's been four years since the final Twilight film was released, but we still can't resist hearing some inside scoop about our favorite vampire film franchise. Ashley Greene, who played Alice Cullen in the films, met up with E! News' Sibley Scoles to answer 10 questions about all things Twilight. She goes on record about everything from what she took from the set, how she got the role, and even Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart's on- and off-screen romance. Greene says of who she keeps in touch with from the cast, it would probably be Kellan Lutz and Rob the most. But when it came to any on-set romances or crushes? She admits she had a soft spot for Jackson Rathbone, "Oh yeah, I »

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New on Netflix: June 2016

23 May 2016 9:33 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Get out those orange jumpsuits: Season 4 of "Orange Is the New Black" debuts on Netflix on June 17.

Also new in June: The first three "Jurassic Park" films, "Life" (starring Robert Pattinson as a Life magazine photographer and Dane DeHaan as James Dean) and Best Picture Oscar winner "Spotlight." ("The Big Short" arrives in July.)

Here's the complete list of what's new on Netflix streaming in June 2016:

Available June 1

"7 Chinese Brothers" (2015)

"72 Cutest Animals:" Season 1

"72 Dangerous Places:" Season 1

"A Walk to Remember" (2002)

"Big Stone Gap" (2014)

"Bob Ross: Beauty is Everywhere (1990)

"Breaking the Magician's Code: Magic's Biggest Secrets Finally Revealed:" Season 1-2

"Cold in July" (2014)

"Conspiracy Theory: Did We Land On The Moon?" (2001)

"Cuba: The Forgotten Revolution" (2015)

"(Dis)Honesty: The Truth About Lies" (2015)

"El Libro de Piedra" (1969)

"Elizabeth: The Golden Age" (2007)

"Extraordinary Tales" (2015)

"The Fear of 13" (2015)

"Gabo: The Creation of Gabriel García Márquez" (2015)

"Gentlemen and Gangsters:" Season 1

"The Good Witch »

- Sharon Knolle

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Ghostbusters: Why is everyone insane?

19 May 2016 5:33 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

When the news of the Ghostbusters reboot broke, I worked at a company that has a notoriously terrifying comments section; in the entire history of my time there only one article required that comments be shut down: the announcement of an all female Ghostbusters. Contained within that comment section were some of the most violent assassinations of the female gender that I’ve ever seen. No one could have predicted the firestorm that would haunt this film. On the surface, Ghostbusters is merely a new addition to an old franchise that general audiences may -- or may not -- be familiar with. So how has this little comedy ignited an international firestorm? I was one of those not much interested in a reboot, remake, or sequel in the franchise. Dan Aykroyd had been teasing the prospect for so many years that eventually it felt best to just leave well enough »

- Roth Cornet

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