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18 items from 2015

Navajo Joe | Blu-ray Review

1 September 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Kino Lorber brings the infamous 1967 Spaghetti western Navajo Joe to Blu-ray, an overlooked gem of the genre that’s long been shadowed by its troubled reputation and the continual disparagement of its lead star, Burt Reynolds. In retrospect, this Italian/Spanish co-production promises to be a bit too politically incorrect to be taken seriously considering the casting of American star Reynolds as a Navajo Indian (he is, in fact, partly of Cherokee descent, though not enough to avoid the necessity of bronzer and a black wig).

It’s hardly the first or last time we’ve seen whitewashed casting of Native Americans (Audrey Hepburn in John Huston’s 1960 western The Unforgiven comes to mind), and to many the casting seems to compromise the integrity of the title. Instantly reviled and dismissed by Reynolds in his second starring role during his transition from television to film, it is, nevertheless, a very »

- Nicholas Bell

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Ron Perlman & Rupert Grint Help Kubrick Fake the Moon Landing in Moonwalkers [Clips]

18 August 2015 8:37 AM, PDT | | See recent QuietEarth news »

L'Etrange just released their 2015 festival line-up and there are a ton of great looking films to add to our must watch list. The first that jumped out at me is Moonwalkers starring Ron Perlman as a CIA agent and Rupert Grin as a rock manager who join forces to help famed filmmakers Stanley Kubrick fake the moon landing.

This kind of "what of" scenario can yield some pretty fun movies and this European funded film looks like a ton of it.

The film is directed by Antoine Bardou-Jacquet and written by Dean Craig (Death at a Funeral)


July 1969, Tom Kidman, a CIA agent, is sent to London to find Stanley Kubrick and convince him to shoot a fake moon landing in case the Apollo mission fails.

He doesn’t find Kubrick. He finds Jonny instead, the loser manage [Continued ...] »

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Bel Powley To Star As Carrie Pilby

5 August 2015 5:01 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Fresh from her critical success in Marielle Heller's The Diary Of A Teenage Girl, Bel Powley has signed up for another adaptation of a novel. She'll play the titular Carrie Pilby, as director Susan Johnson brings Caren Lissner's book to the screen. Eddie Izzard, Tom Wilkinson and Jason Ritter are also among the cast.The coming-of-age tale involves the precociously talented Carrie graduating at 19 from Harvard, but struggles to fit in with and make sense of the wider world when she's cut free from the Ivy League institution. Visiting a shrink once a week at her father's urging, she's given a project: name the things she loves, do some of them, join something, celebrate New Year and go on a date with someone. We follow her awkward progress as she ticks the boxes.Kara Holden (Meant To Be) and Dean Craig (Death At A Funeral) wrote the screenplay, »

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‘Bait 3D’ Director Kimble Rendall to Stir up Chinese Co-Production ‘The Nest’

4 August 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Australia’s Kimble Rendall has set China-Australia co-production “The Nest” as his next project after his debut film “Bait 3D” scored with Chinese audiences.

The English-language picture will start pre-production next month and shoot from late October.

The story involves the innocent discovery of a well preserved mummified emperor from 200 BC that unlocks a 2,000 year old nightmare and secrets that should have remained buried.

Production is by Gary Hamilton and Ying Ye through Nest Holdings with Mike Gabrawy and Elliot Tong as executive producers. Sydney- and Los Angeles-based Arclight will handle international sales. The identity of the Chinese partner has not yet been revealed.

The budget also remains undisclosed, though federal funding body Screen Australia Tuesday confirmed that the film will receive production finance.

Rendall previously made “Bait 3D,” which was a complicated Australian-Singaporean treaty co-production, that also used Chinese finance. The film struggled at the box office in most »

- Patrick Frater

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Screen Australia backs 'A Few Best Men' sequel

4 August 2015 5:27 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Backing also allocated to China-Australia co-production The Nest.

Investment from Screen Australia means filming is set to go ahead on A Few Less Men, the sequel to 2011 ensemble comedy A Few Best Men.

At the same board meeting, the government agency also backed Kimble Rendall’s The Nest, a China-Australia co-production to be primarily made in Australia.

Arclight Films International will represent both films.

A Few Less Men will see Xavier Samuel, Kris Marshall and Kevin Bishop return to their roles as hapless friends, who become stranded in the Australian bush with a friend’s body after their plane makes a forced landing.

It is understood that Rebel Wilson (Pitch Perfect), who played Daphne in the first film, will not reprise her role.

A Few Best Men screenwriter Dean Craig (Death At A Funeral) will return to pen the sequel, although he will not direct as previously reported.

Peter Templeman will take on directing duties, marking his second »

- (Sandy George)

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Screen Aus funds three projects

3 August 2015 5:23 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Kimble Rendall.s 3D action adventure The Nest, a sequel to A Few Best Men and a TV drama starring Rebecca Gibney are being co-funded by Screen Australia.

The agency is investing $3.19 million in the three projects, a remarkable economic multiplier as the combined budgets are $38.4 million.

An official Australian/Chinese co-production, The Nest tells of the discovery of a well-preserved mummified Emperor from 200 BC China, which unleashes a 2,000 year-old nightmare.

Arclight Films, which produced Rendall.s Chinese hit Bait 3D, is producing through Gary Hamilton, Ying Ye and Mark Lazarus with a Chinese partner yet to be identified.

Shooting in Australia and China is due to start in the fourth quarter with an international cast. Tait Brady.s Label is the Australian distributor.

Rendall has been developing the script since he finished Bait. "I was researching Chinese history," he tells If today on the line from Beijing.. "The Nest »

- Don Groves

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Watch Community's Dean-Tastic Homage To Captain America: The Winter Soldier

20 May 2015 7:01 PM, PDT | | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Without Community, there's a pretty decent chance the Russo Brothers may have never gotten the opportunity to direct the near-masterpiece that is Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which would have had serious ramifications on the the future of the McU. However, fortunately for fans everywhere, none of that happened and the Russos are currently in the midst of shooting Captain America: Civil War and will helm Avengers: Infinity War - Part 1 & 2 in late 2017. Community's latest paintball episode, which went live on Yahoo! Screen yesterday, featured a fantastic homage to modern espionage films such as the Russo-directed Captain America: The Winter Soldier and it looks like episode director Rob Schrab had his old friends on the mind as he recreated the famous elevator scene from The Winter Soldier, with Dean Craig Pelton, played by Academy Award-winner Jim Rash, taking on the role of Captain America. Check out the funny scene »

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Radiant Films to sell ‘Carrie Pilby’ in Cannes

5 May 2015 3:04 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Hailee Steinfeld and Tom Wilkinson will star in the adaptation of Caren Lissner’s Ya novel that Mimi Steinbauer and her team introduce to buyers on the Croisette.

Principal photography is set for September on Carrie Pilby, in which Steinfeld plays a genius Harvard graduate who tries to find love and happiness in New York with the help of a simple checklist.

Susan Johnson makes her feature directorial debut from the adapted screenplay by Kara Holden and Dean Craig.

Eddie Izzard, Vanessa Bayer, Jason Ritter and Ben Winchell round out the key cast.

Suzanne Farwell and Susan Cartsonis produce alongside Johnson, while Elaine Harris is an executive producer. UTA Independent Film Group and ICM Partners jointly handle North American rights.

“I knew I had to come aboard the project as soon as I finished reading the script,” said Steinbauer (pictured). “It is one of the most delightful and heartwarming screenplays I’ve read in ages. This »

- (Jeremy Kay)

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'Moonwalkers' (2015) Movie Review

19 March 2015 3:16 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

We all know the famous conspiracy theory suggesting Stanley Kubrick helped the government fake the moon landing. For some reason, this myth lives on in the minds of some people, but no one has really capitalized in the movies with exploring this theory. Moonwalkers looks to play with that even more by saying the request never even got to Kubrick but ended up in the hands of a lousy British band manager (Rupert Grint) and a violent CIA agent (Ron Perlman). What follows hopes to be a raucous comedy but ends up being a miserable, unfunny sit you just want to end. Everything is in place for some laughs. You have the fish out of water aspect with Perlman playing Kidman, a straight laced, very violent man in among a group of hippies. You have the 1960s drug culture to exploit for jokes. You have the absurdity of these talentless »

- Mike Shutt

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SXSW 2015, The Good: ‘Manglehorn,’ ‘Hello, My Name is Doris,’ ‘Spy,’ ‘Love & Mercy’ and More

19 March 2015 7:03 AM, PDT | The Scorecard Review | See recent Scorecard Review news »

SXSW 2015 Film Review

complete coverage of the SXSW Film Festival 2015

The Overnight

Director/Screenwriter: Patrick Brice

Two families meet at the park and set up a playdate that has unexpected outcomes for all. Cast: Adam Scott, Jason Schwartzman, Taylor Schilling, Judith Godrèche. (film synopsis from


It’s hilarious. The boundaries of bromance, marriage, friendship and even penis comedy are pushed to a very funny limit with this film. It’s great to see Schilling doing great work outside of “Orange is the New Black.”

Final Score: 8/10



Director: David Gordon Green, Screenwriter: Paul Logan

Reclusive small town locksmith, A.J. Manglehorn, who has never recovered from his losing his true love embarks on a new tenuous relationship with a local woman he meets at the bank. Cast: Al Pacino, Holly Hunter, Harmony Korine, Chris Messina. (U.S. Premiere)

(film synopsis from


You probably »

- Jeff Bayer

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Community Still Feels, Moves, and Thinks Like the One You Know

17 March 2015 12:25 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

The sixth season of Community starts with a bit of good news that isn’t all that good, delivered via public-address speakers by Dean Craig Pelton (Jim Rash): Greendale is now ranked fifth on Colorado’s alphabetical list of colleges. “Rest in peace, Fatboy Slim’s DJ School!” Like so much else on Dan Harmon’s comedy series, it’s an exuberantly silly throwaway line that doubles as a comment on the continued, unlikely existence of Community, a sitcom that’s learned the hard way to see every glass as half-full even when there’s nothing in it.  “Six seasons and a movie,” one of many cherished mantras of the show’s resident disordered pop-culture junkie Abed (Danny Pudi), seems likely to come true now, but with an exhausted sort of integrity that seems more heroic when you think about everything that Community had to contend with. It was always too clever, »

- Matt Zoller Seitz

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Alchemy Buys Us Rights to Rupert Grint’s ‘Moonwalkers’ at SXSW

16 March 2015 8:36 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Alchemy has acquired all North American rights to director Antoine Bardou-Jacquet’s action-comedy “Moonwalkers” following its world premiere at South by Souhwest.

Ron Perlman, Rupert Grint and Robert Sheehan star in “Moonwalkers,” based on the premise that Stanley Kubrick secretly shot the famous images of the moon landing in a studio, working for the U.S. government. Perlman portrays a CIA agent who teams with Grint, the manager of of a seedy rock band.

The film was written by Dean Craig. Georges Bermann (Partizan Films) produced and Sylvain Goldberg, Serge de Poucques, Peter de Maegd, Tom Hameeuw and Grégoire Melin served as co-producers.

Alchemy’s Jeff Deutchman negotiated the deal with Melin and Ram Murali of Kinology and UTA Independent Film Group on behalf of the filmmakers.


- Dave McNary

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Alchemy takes Us on 'Moonwalkers'

16 March 2015 8:27 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Antoine Bardou-Jacquet’s action-comedy stars Ron Perlman, Rupert Grint and Robert Sheehan.

Alchemy has acquired all North American rights to Moonwalkers.

Antoine Bardou-Jacquet’s action-comedy stars Ron Perlman, Rupert Grint and Robert Sheehan, and centres on the premise that Apollo 11 never made it, telling the story behind the hoax.

The film world premiered at SXSW on Saturday [March 14].

Moonwalkers is a wildly imaginative, one-of-a-kind action movie,” commented Alchemy CEO Bill Lee. “Antoine Bardou-Jacquet has crafted something truly original that we look forward to bringing to a wide audience.”

The deal was negotiated by Alchemy VP of acquisitions Jeff Deutchman with Grégoire Melin and Ram Murali of Kinology and UTA Independent Film Group on behalf of the filmmakers.

Written by Dean Craig, Moonwalkers was produced by Georges Bermann (Partizan Films) and co-produced by Sylvain Goldberg, Serge de Poucques, Peter de Maegd, Tom Hameeuw and Melin. »

- (Ian Sandwell)

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Top Five Tuesday: Dean Pelton’s best costumes on ‘Community’

10 March 2015 7:34 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »


With the release date of Community’s season six fast approaching, it’s hard not to get excited. The series was cancelled by NBC back in 2014, but like a knight in shining armor (who also happens to own a production company), Yahoo! has taken over the show, which it’s now producing as a web series for devoted audiences.

Although the previous season saw the departure of some notable characters, comedic staples like Danny Pudi, who plays Abed Nadir, and The Soup’s Joel McHale, who plays Jeff Winger, have stuck around, guaranteeing that this sixth season is bound to be a great one, as evidenced by the trailer below.

One character whose brilliance is often overlooked, however, is that of Dean Craig Pelton. Played by Oscar winning screenwriter Jim Rash, Pelton and his costume choices are a highlight of the show. His costumes, which aim to either explore »

- Caitlin Marceau

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SXSW Adds Ryan Gosling, Amy Schumer, Henry Rollins to Program

17 February 2015 12:15 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The South by Southwest Film Festival has added producer Christine Vachon as a keynote speaker and actors Ryan Gosling, Sally Field, Amy Schumer and Henry Rollins to its conversations schedule for next month’s event.

The 22nd edition of the SXSW Film Festival will screen a total of 150 features, consisting of 102 world premieres, 14 North American premieres and 11 U.S. premieres, with 62 first-time directors along with 106 shorts. The 256 films were selected from a record number of overall submissions, 2,426 features and 4935 shorts, with an overall increase of 13% over 2014.

SXSW has also added the world premiere of French action comedy “Moonwalkers” to its narrative spotlight session. Antoine Bardou-Jacquet directs from Dean Craig’s script; Ron Perlman, Rupert Grint and Robert Sheehan star.

The festival also added the North American premiere of “Kings of Nowhere,” directed by Betzabe Garcia, about three families in a village partially submerged by water in northwestern Mexico.

Other special events include “Doug Loves Movies, »

- Dave McNary

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Hailee Steinfeld to star in Caren Lissner's Carrie Pilby movie adaptation

12 January 2015 1:28 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Hailee Steinfeld is to star in Carrie Pilby.

The True Grit actress will play the protagonist in the adaptation of Caren Lissner's coming of-age-novel, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Steinfeld will play a 19-year-old genius who struggles to adapt to life after graduating from Harvard.

Carrie Pilby will be directed by Susan Johnson (What Women Want). Kara Holden and Dean Craig provide the script for the film, while Susan Cartsonis will executive produce.

It was recently announced that Steinfeld will star in Dustin Lance Black's Ya film The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight.

Steinfeld will next be seen in Barely Lethal and Pitch Perfect 2.

Watch a trailer for Pitch Perfect 2 below: »

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Casting: Hall, Steinfeld, Williams, Plaza, Peters

10 January 2015 1:53 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Pete's Dragon

Michael C. Hall has joined cast of Disney’s remake of “Pete’s Dragon" alongside Robert Redford, Bryce Dallas Howard and Wes Bentley.

David Lowery will direct this non-musical reinvention of the 1977 film that revolves around Pete and his best friend Elliot, who happens to be a dragon. [Source: Variety]

Carrie Pilby

Hailee Steinfeld is set to star in "Carrie Pilby," the Susan Johnson-directed indie film adaptation of the coming-of-age novel by Caren Lissner. Suzanne Farwell will produce and shooting aims to begin in May.

Kara Holden and Dean Craig adapted the script which centers on a 19-year-old genius who has just graduated from Harvard and has no idea how to fit in or socialize in life outside college. [Source: THR]


Michelle Williams is set to join Casey Affleck in Kenneth Lonergan's new drama "Manchester-by-the-Sea". Williams will play Affleck's wife in the film which slated to begin shooting in March in New England. »

- Garth Franklin

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Casting Net: Lupita Nyong'o and David Oyelowo in discussions for 'Queen of Katwe'

9 January 2015 7:08 PM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent - Inside Movies news »

• Lupita Nyong'o and David Oyelowo are in discussions for the upcoming Disney film, Queen of Katwe. Mira Nair is directing the film, which will tell the story of Ugandan chess prodigy Phiona Mutesi. Nyong'o will play Phiona's mother, Harriet Mutesi, with Oyelowo as Robert Katende, a mentor of sorts who helps Mutesi become the World Chess Olympiad. The film was inspired by Tim Crother's 2011 Espn The Magazine article and book, "The Queen of Katwe: A Story of Life, Chess, And One Extraordinary Girl's Dream of Becoming a Grandmaster."William Wheeler adapted the story for the screen. [Variety] • Alec Baldwin, Jason Sudeikis, »

- C. Molly Smith

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