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The 13th Tribeca Film Festival has announced its complete lineup for next month’s New York celebration, which runs April 16-27. Culled from more than 6,000 submissions, Tribeca 2014 includes 55 world premieres, 37 first-time filmmakers, and 22 female directors. Half the slate had been announced on Tuesday, with Spotlight, Midnight, and Storyscapes films unveiled today, as well as special screenings. “Spotlight and special screenings are an especially dynamic aspect of this year’s program, both in range of styles and stories,” said Genna Terranova, Tribeca’s director of programming. “Many films feature real-life personalities who’ve accomplished extraordinary feats, while in other films we »
- Jeff Labrecque
The 2014 Tribeca Film Festival has filled out its 2014 feature slate with a starry Spotlight section as well as midnight and special screenings, a group that taken together includes a new movie written by Joss Whedon, the directorial debut of Courteney Cox, a Katie Holmes starrer, meme-fodder mashup “Zombeavers” and a doc about “bronies,” the adult-male fans of “My Little Pony.”
Programmed alongside the three major subcategories announced earlier this week, the Spotlight section, weighing in at 31 features, incorporates work from recognizable talent that is likely to attract attention to the fest.
The section’s roster includes a notable list of world premieres including “In Your Eyes,” a metaphysical romance penned by Whedon, directed by Brin Hill and starring Zoe Kazan and Michael Stahl-David; “Just Before I Go,” the Cox-helmed comedy that stars Seann William Scott, Rob Riggle, Olivia Thirlby and Garret Dillahunt; and Holmes starrer “Miss Meadows,” Karen Leigh Hopkins »
- Gordon Cox
When it was released back in 2012, Dredd 3D did not have a great showing at the box office, taking in an abysmal $13.4 million domestically and $22.2 million in international markets for a worldwide total of $35.6 million. Despite these numbers, the comic book adaptation starring Karl Urban as Judge Dredd was well-received by critics and fans alike, many of whom have been clamoring for a sequel. During a recent press conference in Germany, Karl Urban revealed that a follow-up may actually happen.
The actor said that "conversations" are currently ongoing between Lionsgate and screenwriter Alex Garland. While he agreed that the box office performance was poor, he added that the studio has taken note that the movie has found an audience on Blu-ray and DVD.
To celebrate the release of Stalingrad, the first war film shot completely in 3D, we’ve taken a look through some of our favourites!
One of the stand-out 3D films has to be Dredd. The film which, in a way, is a reboot, stars Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby and Lena Headey. The film feels like Robocop mixed with The Raid, and is full of blood, guts and grit, something which was sorely lacking in Sylvester Stallone’s camp nineties outing. Although the film didn’t receive a particularly high box-office (though it’s worth remembering that it was an 18 and therefore a lot of potential audience is lost), the film has come into it’s own since it’s home entertainment release. Fans of the original source material were also happy that Urban’s Judge Dredd managed to keep the iconic helmet on for the »
- Dan Bullock
Actress Olivia Thirlby, best known for supporting roles in Dredd and Juno will play a shy social worker sent to investigate a brutal murder in Steve Anderson’s The White Orchid. The crime drama ‘s name comes from the beautiful blonde whose death Thirlby is trying to get to the bottom of, known only as ‘The White Orchard’. Writer/director Steve Anderson previously wrote and produced 2011 thriller The River Murders starring Ray Liotta and Christian Slater and is no stranger to telling a murderous tale.
2014 is looking busy for Thirlby with Courtney Cox’s directorial debut Just Before I Go set to hit our screens as well as filming for multiple projects. In addition to The White Orchid she is due to film romantic »
- Victoria Bull
New year, new movies, new news. Over at THR we hear of a new project for Olivia Thirlby, who this website wishes got more work, so hurrah. The project is called “The White Orchid,” and will be a California noir starring Thirlby as a social worker who gets involved in the investigation of a murder: that of the titular blonde. It'll also star Nichelle Nichols, the original Uhura, and will be directed by Steve Anderson.A little while ago we reported on news of an Allman Brothers biopic, “Midnight Rider,” set to be directed by Randall Miller ("Cbgb") and starring Tyson Ritter (of All-American Rejects) as Gregg Allman. That project continues apace, with news from THR that William Hurt has been cast as the older Gregg, looking back on his rise to stardom and doing his best to get clean in his old age.Keith Stanfield had a good 2013, with »
- Ben Brock
Mark Wahlberg plays a man whose gambling addiction lands him in hot water with his girlfriend, his mother and some unsavory gangsters including a Jewish loan shark (Goodman). [Source: The Wrap]
The Falling Snow
Shamim Sarif penned the original book on which it is based. He also adapted the screenplay and will direct. The story follows a spy who falls in love with an idealistic politician. Charles Dance, Sam Reid, Oliver Jackson-Cohen and Anthony Head also star. [Source: Screen]
- Garth Franklin
Olivia Thirlby is set to investigate a brutal murder as the star of The White Orchid, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively. The noir thriller from writer-director Steve Anderson follows Claire Decker (Thirlby), a shy, part-time social services investigator working in Morro Bay, Calif. While she typically spends her working hours tracking down the relatives of elderly people who have died alone at home, her boss (Jennifer Beals) assigns her to help a local sheriff (John Carroll Lynch) solve the brutal murder of a beautiful blonde known only as The White Orchid. The film, which recently wrapped principal photography, is from Santana Films, a creative partnership between the Humphrey Bogart Estate and Anderson. It also stars Janina Gavankar (True Blood), Brendan Sexton (The Killing), Nichelle Nichols (Star Trek’s original Lt. Uhura) and Raymond J. Barry (Training Day). The film is executive produced by Bogart Estate managers Robbert de Klerk and Stephen Bogart, the son of Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. Josh Mandel and Jeff Marchelletta from Industry Standard Films are on board as producers. Los Angeles-based boutique venture capital fund Orange Equity provided financing.
- Aaron Couch
8 items from 2014
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