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Swallows and Amazons and other great classic children’s book-to-film adaptations

22 November 2016 9:45 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

To celebrate the release of Arthur Ransome’s Swallows and Amazons – directed by Philippa Lowthorpe – on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital Download from December 12th, we take a look at some of the best book to film adaptations to have captivated young audiences.

Swallows and Amazons

Arthur Ransome’s classic series of novels have been loved by readers since its first publication nearly a century ago. Now it comes to the big screen, promising audiences a tale of whimsical adventure. While on holiday in the beautiful Lake District the four Walker children discover a seemingly deserted island but soon find that a pair of sisters, the Blacketts, have already lain claim to the land. Taking up the mantles of their respective sailboats the two groups of children engage in a battle of wits for control of the island, but when the Walkers discover a secret about the Blackett’s uncle, the »

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Coming Distractions: Guy Pearce plays a terrifying reverend in the trailer for Western thriller Brimstone

21 November 2016 11:14 AM, PST | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

It’s 2016, and directors are still out here trying to reinvent the Western. Dutch director Martin Koolhoven takes his own stab at the undying genre with the indie film Brimstone, which premiered at the Venice International Film Festival earlier this year. Dakota Fanning and Kit Harington star in roles originally supposed to be played by Mia Wasikowska and Robert Pattinson; they’re joined by Guy Pearce, Carice van Houten, and Emilia Jones in this Western that takes more of a thriller approach to the Old West than the throwback action-adventure Westerns that have been having a moment recently.

Brimstone follows Liz (Fanning), a resilient mother being hunted by her vengeful nemesis, a local reverend (Guy Pearce) who cruelly rules their small town in the Old West. The Reverend tortures and punishes Liz in the name of religion, accusing her of a crime she never committed and very publicly abusing ...

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- Kayla Kumari Upadhyaya

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‘Brimstone’ Trailer: Guy Pearce is a Creepy Reverend in Martin Koolhoven’s Gritty Western — Watch

20 November 2016 10:30 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Now that he’s been released from space jail, Guy Pearce is ready to return to the American frontier. He’s set to do so in Martin Koolhoven’s “Brimstone,” a Western set in 19th-century America with, well, fire-and-brimstone overtones. Watch its Dutch trailer below.

Read More: Kit Harington & Dakota Fanning Replace Robert Pattinson & Mia Wasikowska In ‘Brimstone

“Beware of false prophets who come to you in sheep’s clothing,” Pearce intones in voiceover as the spot opens, “for inwardly they are ravening wolves.” His reverend goes on to describe himself as Jesus’ sheepdog, a righteous shepherd who finds those who’ve strayed from God’s path and helps them get back on it —violently, if need be. At the top of his list is Dakota Fanning, whose mute character he’s planning to punish for a sin she may not have actually committed.

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- Michael Nordine

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Veteran’s Day Tribute: The Ten Best Navy Movies

10 November 2016 4:39 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Veteran’s Day is November 11.  While we all try to escape from the most exasperating Presidential Campaign in our history let me pay tribute to the Men and Women who have served in the military to insure we keep our electoral process and our freedoms.

Having served in the Navy four years (there he goes again!) I have a keen interest in any movie about the military, especially the sea service.  I did serve during peace time so had no experience with combat but still spent most of my tour of duty at sea on an aircraft carrier, the USS Amerca CV66.  Among other jobs I ran the ship’s television station for almost two years.  Movies have always been important to me and so providing a few hours of entertainment every day when we were at sea was just about the best job I could have had.

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- Sam Moffitt

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Afm: Nikkatsu to partner with Wild Bunch for Kurosawa's next film

3 November 2016 7:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Japanese studio and international sales agent pairing up for new sci-fi.

Japanese studio Nikkatsu is partnering with Wild Bunch to handle international sales on the next film from leading Japanese director Kiyoshi Kurosawa.

The as-yet-untitled project is a sci-fi suspense film produced by Nikkatsu. The produers are keeping details under wraps but say the project is in post-production and based on an unspecified play.

Nikkatsu is handling Asian sales, with Wild Bunch handling all other international territories.

“This is my first film adapted from a theatre play,” said Kurosawa. “I was conflicted about tackling the marriage of satire, humour and sci-fi elements unique to the original work. But after overcoming the difficulties, I feel the different elements will be balanced.”

The film is executive produced by Nikkatsu’s Yuji Ishida, whose credits include Unforgiven, Confessions and Memories Of Matsuko. Kurosawa’s recent films include Creepy, which premiered at Berlin this year, and Daguerrotype »

- lizshackleton@gmail.com (Liz Shackleton)

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Afm: Great Point launches ambitious slate

2 November 2016 7:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Robert Pattinson western, Michael Douglas-exec’d drama among 10-15 strong slate.

UK fund manager Great Point Media is launching its most ambitious film sales slate to date with more than ten films debuting at the Afm.

Having previously invested in a number of films to have secured Us deals this year, including Rachel Weisz drama Complete Unknown [pictured] which went to Amazon, and Christine Vachon-produced The Goat, which was sold to Paramount for the world, the three-year-old company is now going hard at the international film sales space on projects it has invested in at an early stage.

Owned by former Rhi Entertainment president Robert Halmi Jr and former Ingenious executive Jim Reeves, Great Point’s Afm slate includes Alicia Vikander and Eva Green drama Euphoria, Sally Potter’s The Party; William H Macy-directed Krystal; Christine Vachon-produced Where Is Kyra? with Michelle Pfeiffer and Kiefer Sutherland; Ansel Elgort-Suki Waterhouse drama Jonathan; Katie Holmes comedy »

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

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'Bad Moms' Is Good at Home, Plus This Week's New Digital HD and VOD Releases

18 October 2016 4:30 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and/or own this week via various Digital HD providers such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical Alice Through the Looking Glass (fantasy-adventure sequel; Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Mia Wasikowska, Sacha Baron Cohen; rated PG) Independence Day: Resurgence (sci-fi/action sequel; Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Judd Hirsch; rated PG-13) Café Society (comedy-drama; Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart; rated PG-13) Our Kind of Traitor (action-thriller; Ewan McGregor, Naomie Harris; rated R)  Mr. Church (drama; Eddie Murphy, Britt Robertson; premieres 10/21...

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- Robert B. DeSalvo

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Win Alice Through the Looking Glass on Blu-ray™

3 October 2016 2:11 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

To mark the release of Alice Through the Looking glass on 3rd October, we’ve been given 3 copies to give away on Blu-ray™. After slipping through a mirror, Alice (Mia Wasikowska) finds herself back in Underland with the White Queen (Anne Hathaway), the Cheshire Cat, the White Rabbit, Tweedledee and Tweedledum. Her friends tell her […]

The post Win Alice Through the Looking Glass on Blu-ray™ appeared first on HeyUGuys. »

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Nikkatsu takes sales on omnibus feature 'Madly'

19 September 2016 5:23 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Gael García Bernal among directors on anthology film.

Japan’s Nikkatsu Corporation has taken international sales rights on omnibus romantic drama Madly, which premiered at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival in April.

Comprised of six stories, all of which focus on the complications of modern love, the film features behind-the-camera stints from talent including Gael García Bernal, Sion Sono, Sebastián Silva, Mia Wasikowska, Anurag Kashyap, and Natasha Khan, all of whom directed one of the 15-minute vignettes.

Following its premiere in Tribeca, where star Radhika Apte picked up the festival’s best actress award, the film had a subsequent berth at the Melbourne International Film Festival in August.

The feature was produced by Eric Mahoney and executively produced by Nusrat Durrani.

Durrani commented: “Madly is a thrilling take on a universal subject and its six scintillating films tackle bold themes that represent a global state-of-the-union of love. We are happy to have Nikkatsu represent the film »

- tom.grater@screendaily.com (Tom Grater)

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Venice: Why 'Brimstone' producer needed "balls of steel" and how it helped 'Game Of Thrones'

1 September 2016 11:52 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Guy Pearce and Dakota Fanning star alongside Game Of Thrones co-stars Kit Harrington and Carice van Houten.

Brimstone director Martin Koolhoven says that his producer Els Vandevorst (Francofonia) has “balls of steel.”

Listen to Vandevorst’s own account of her seven year journey to guide Koolhoven’s €12m revenge western to screen and you quickly get a sense of what he means.

Koolhoven first started talking about the project (starring Guy Pearce, Dakota Fanning, Carice van Houten and Kit Harington) when he was making his Dutch language Second World War film, Winter In Wartime (2008). At the time, Vandevorst warned him that he was too busy with his current projects to devote any time to it.

Winter In Wartime was a box office hit in the Netherlands but didn’t have the international festival exposure that the filmmakers had hoped. However, Vandevorst encouraged the director to be as ambitious as possible. She and the »

- geoffrey@macnab.demon.co.uk (Geoffrey Macnab)

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Venice: Why 'Brimstone''s producer needed "balls of steel" and how it helped 'Game Of Thrones'

1 September 2016 11:52 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Guy Pearce and Dakota Fanning star alongside Game Of Thrones co-stars Kit Harrington and Carice van Houten.

Brimstone director Martin Koolhoven says that his producer Els Vandevorst (Francofonia) has “balls of steel.”

Listen to Vandevorst’s own account of her seven year journey to guide Koolhoven’s €12m revenge western to screen and you quickly get a sense of what he means.

Koolhoven first started talking about the project (starring Guy Pearce, Dakota Fanning, Carice van Houten and Kit Harington) when he was making his Dutch language Second World War film, Winter In Wartime (2008). At the time, Vandevorst warned him that he was too busy with his current projects to devote any time to it.

Winter In Wartime was a box office hit in the Netherlands but didn’t have the international festival exposure that the filmmakers had hoped. However, Vandevorst encouraged the director to be as ambitious as possible. She and the »

- geoffrey@macnab.demon.co.uk (Geoffrey Macnab)

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The hot summer 2016 film quiz

28 August 2016 7:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Which film won this year’s Palme d’Or? Did anyone not have a cameo in Absolutely Fabulous? Tackle these celluloid conundrums and more

TV quiz | Politics quiz | Sports quiz | News quiz | Music quiz

Which action movie star said of the Rio Games: “It’s a sore point I never got to the Olympics. They got seven million for the diving per year. They deserve it. The divers now are just terrific. I started too late. I should have done a different sport.”

Jason Statham

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Dolph Lundgren

Jean-Claude Van Damme

Which footballing icon did Twentieth Century Fox use to promote its movies Independence Day: Resurgence, X-Men Apocalypse Now and Deadpool?

Wayne Rooney

Geoff Hurst

Ryan Giggs

Alan Mullery

Who of the following did not have a cameo in Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie?

Christopher Biggins

Judith Chalmers

Sophie Raworth

Ruth Langsford

Which director responded to poor reviews by quoting »

- Peter Bradshaw

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Alice Through the Looking Glass Comes Home October 18

8 August 2016 1:12 PM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Burbank, Calif., August 5, 2016 — Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland forever changed the landscape of children’s literature; Disney’s animated “Alice in Wonderland” embraced this fantasy world filled with peculiar characters; and Tim Burton directed a visually-stunning, live-action film that mesmerized audiences worldwide. On Oct. 18, 2016, the enchanting and beloved franchise that has captivated generations of adventurers continues when Disney’s Alice Through the Looking Glass arrives home on Digital HD, Blu-ray™, Disney Movies Anywhere, DVD and On-Demand.

In Alice Through the Looking Glass, the all-star cast from the 2010 blockbuster is back with Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter who’s desperately searching for his family; Anne Hathaway as Mirana, the kind, mild-mannered White Queen; Helena Bonham Carter as Iracebeth, the short-tempered, big-headed Red Queen; and Mia Wasikowska as Alice, the heroine at the heart of the story. Sacha Baron Cohen joins the ensemble as Time, a magical being that is part human, »

- ComicMix Staff

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Tales of resistance by Anne-Katrin Titze

7 August 2016 4:06 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Charlotte Le Bon and Anna Geislerová in Valentino with Cillian Murphy Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Sean Ellis's Anthropoid, co-written with Anthony Frewin, stars Jamie Dornan and Cillian Murphy with Anna Geislerová, Charlotte Le Bon, Toby Jones, Alena Mihulová, Bill Milner, Detlef Bothe, Sean Mahon, Jan Hájek, and Brian Caspe.

Sally Potter's The Party with Emily Mortimer, Patricia Clarkson, Kristin Scott Thomas, Timothy Spall, Bruno Ganz, and Cherry Jones (currently starring in The Glass Menagerie at the Edinburgh Festival) and Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk with Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance, and Kenneth Branagh are in store for Cillian Murphy.

Anna Geislerová: "I knew I wanted to be Lenka before I read the script." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Cédric Jimenez's adaptation of Laurent Binet's novel HHhH will star Rosamund Pike, Mia Wasikowska, Jason Clarke, Jack O'Connell, and Jack Reynor. Calvary director John Michael McDonagh had mentioned the book - which »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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Disney Dates Alice Through the Looking Glass for Blu-ray, DVD and Digital

6 August 2016 8:58 AM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Disney has announced the Alice Through the Looking Glass Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD release date for the franchise's second and likely final live-action film in its current incarnation.

Alice Through the Looking Glass stars Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway and Mia Wasikowska. Despite the star power and success of the original, the $170 million sequel floundered at the Us box office and currently sits at $287.1 million in gross worldwide ticket sales.

Disney will look to recoup some of the Alice Through the Looking Glass box office losses when the Blu-ray, DVD and Digital home video versions arrive on an October 18th release date.

Pre-order Alice Through the Looking Glass on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD combo for a discounted price at Amazon.com.

The Blu-ray edition will feature 7.1 DTS-hd Master Audio and an extensive selection of bonus features:

A Stitch in Time: Costuming Wonderland – Three-time Oscar-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood (“Alice in Wonderland, »

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Alice Through The Looking Glass on Digital HD, Blu-ray and Disney Movies Anywhere October 18th

5 August 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

   Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” forever changed the landscape of children’s literature; Disney’s animated “Alice in Wonderland” embraced this fantasy world filled with peculiar characters; and Tim Burton directed a visually-stunning, live-action film that mesmerized audiences worldwide. On Oct. 18, 2016, the enchanting and beloved franchise that has captivated generations of adventurers continues when Disney’s Alice Through The Looking Glass  arrives home on Digital HD, Blu-ray™, Disney Movies Anywhere, DVD and On-Demand.   In Alice Through The Looking Glass,  the all-star cast from the 2010 blockbuster is back with Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter who’s desperately searching for his family; Anne Hathaway as Mirana, the kind, mild-mannered White Queen; Helena Bonham Carter as Iracebeth, the short-tempered, big-headed Red Queen; and Mia Wasikowska as Alice, the heroine at the heart of the story. Sacha Baron Cohen joins the ensemble as Time, a magical being that is part human, »

- Tom Stockman

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Stream this in the summer: 'In Treatment'

2 August 2016 7:38 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

In my early days on the beat, NBC had an ad campaign encouraging people to watch summer reruns, promising, "If you haven't seen it, it's new to you!" In the age of Peak TV, that slogan seems less cynical than accurate. The rise of streaming services has put the bulk of TV history only a click or two away, which means that people are constantly discovering The Wire, or Arrested Development, or Terriers (sigh) for the very first time. In lieu of a summer rewind this year, I wanted to offer up primers of shows you can stream, whether an older series available in full(*) or something current you can catch up on before its next season begins. So far, I've done a few current shows in Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Halt and Catch Fire, and Rectify, plus completed shows in United States of Tara and Flight of the Conchords. (*) Note: with these picks, »

- Alan Sepinwall

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‘The Handmaiden’ Trailer: ‘Oldboy’s’ Park Chan-wook Directs Lurid Revenge Cannes Drama

29 July 2016 9:57 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

If you’ve felt the void of violent revenge thrillers elegantly filmed by acclaimed Korean filmmakers, then you’re in luck. Park Chan-wook’s highly-anticipated “The Handmaiden” will be in theaters soon. Adapted from Sarah Waters’ novel “Fingersmith” set in Victorian-era Britain, Park transposes the action to 1930s Korea under Japanese colonialism and follows Hideko (Kim Min-hee), a Japanese heiress searching for a husband to maintain her social standing and manage her estate. Devious con man Fujiwara (Ha Jung-woo) believes he’s the man for the job and hires Sook-hee (Kim Tae-ri) to pose as Hideko’s young maid in order to deceive her into marrying him. Unfortunately, the plan goes sideways when the two women fall for each other. Watch the trailer for the film below.

Read More: Cannes Review: ‘The Handmaiden’ is a Sexy and Depraved Lesbian Revenge Story from Park Chan-wook

Park is arguably best known for his film “Oldboy, »

- Vikram Murthi

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Five Reasons ‘Stranger Things’ Worked, and One Big Question

26 July 2016 4:43 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Stranger Things” has pulled off an increasingly rare feat. In an age in which TV is saturated with what often feels like too much TV, it’s become a true word-of-mouth hit.

Of course, “hit” might not be the right word: Netflix, of course, does not release viewership figures. But there’s no denying that “Stranger Things,” which had a relatively low profile at its release, has gotten a lot of buzz. Positive reviews probably helped, but anecdotally speaking, people are doing a very old-fashioned thing: They’re telling their friends that this spooky drama is something special. It’s been fun to watch the show’s fanbase grow, quietly but relentlessly.

So I’d like to revise my review a little. When I first wrote about “Stranger Things,” I’d only seen four episodes, and now that I’ve seen all eight, my assessment is even more positive. There’s a decent chance it could end »

- Maureen Ryan

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65 Wonderful Stills From Alice and Wonderland on Its 65th Anniversary

26 July 2016 11:30 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Let's go down the rabbit hole, shall we? On July 26, 1951, Disney's Alice in Wonderland introduced audiences to a wonderful fantasy world. Given the film's enduring popularity, it would seem many moviegoers have never returned to reality. Sixty-five years after its release, the animated cult classic—based on Lewis Carroll's Alice books—remains a fan favorite that has inspired theme park attractions and live-action film adaptations (starring Helena Bonham Carter, Johnny Depp and Mia Wasikowska). Walt Disney had been trying to adapt Alice in Wonderland for the big screen since the 1930s. When it finally hit theaters, the studio's 13th animated feature included the voice talents of »

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