Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me Will Make You Cry Even If You Don't Remember Who Glen Campbell Is
Kids may not know "Wichita Lineman," and boomers may have forgotten his hot-shit 12-string flurries, but singer/songwriter/TV star Glen Campbell is not going to be easily forgotten, thanks to director James Keach's warm, moving, at times harrowing doc Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me. That's true even if Campbell himself forgets who he is. In 2011, well over 70, the Rhinestone Cowboy announced his imminent retirement — and that he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's. But he kept on keeping on for 115 concerts after that, reading lyrics off a teleprompter: He may not recall the words, but he still knows his way around the melodies he's spent a life inside. At one point, he reads aloud words from the prompter telling him to lay down a guitar solo — then, figu »
Jimmy Stewart and Vertigo are Hanging in There as the Best Movie Ever
As with many masterpieces, Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo yielded a mostly lukewarm reaction upon its May 1958 release. Variety dismissed it as "basically only a psychological murder mystery." In 1973, Hitchcock took the film out of circulation; his estate did not re-distribute it until a decade later, around the same time it finally entered Sight & Sound's 10-best-films-of-all-time list. Two years ago, it knocked Citizen Kane from the top slot. The new 4K restoration of Vertigo — which runs at the Film Forum from October 24 through 30 — removes some of the 1996 restoration's cheesiest blunders (an overkill of seagull cries in the San Francisco Bay scenes, for instance). The color scheme — the eerie cornflower hue of the »
Laggies Gets Adult Loneliness -- and Cross-Generational Friendship
It’s an unwritten rule that we’re supposed to feel most in step with people our own age, as if sharing the same cultural and historical references somehow enables our ability to look into each other’s hearts. So why do we sometimes tumble into deeper friendships with people who are 10 or 20 (or more) years our junior or senior? Lynn Shelton’s Laggies, based on a script by Andrea Seigel, sidles up to that question without ever asking it overtly. It doesn’t really need to: Instead, it simply shows us moments of connection between unlikely people, laying out several kinds of loneliness in all their stripes.
The loneliest character of all — though she doesn't realize it at the beginning — is Keira Knightley’s Megan, a late-twent »
Court, Chauranga win top awards in Mumbai
Chaitanya Tamhane’s Court won best film and best director in Mff’s International Competition for first and second-time filmmakers, along with a Special Jury Mention for the ensemble cast. The film, produced by Vivek Gomber, also recently won best film in the Orizzonti section at the Venice film festival.
The jury for this section, headed by UK director Peter Webber, gave the Jury Grand Prize to Mexican film Gueros, directed by Alonso Ruizpalacios (see full list of winners below).
Chauranga, directed by Bikas Ranjan Mishra, won best film in the India Gold competition. Produced by Onir and Sanjay Suri, the film tells the story of a young ‘dalit’ boy who dares to write a love letter to a girl from a higher caste.
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Keanu Reeves Wishes More People Wanted To Work With Keanu Reeves
Throughout the entire decade of the 1990's, Keanu Reeves' star rose slowly but surely to prominence, with films like Point Break, Speed, and of course The Matrix. At the turn of the century, Reeves was a huge movie star with a lot of clout after his first experiment with the knowledge of kung fu. However, as the ensuing decade went by, a string of flops and modest hits outside of his obvious Matrix success didn't do any favors for his career. Which has left us with a world where Keanu Reeves is sad, because not as many studios want to work with Keanu Reeves. IndieWire ran a rather revealing interview with Keanu Reeves, who is currently promoting his new movie John Wick. While he's been excited to direct with Man Of Tai Chi, as well as kicking unholy amounts of ass in his latest outing, he's undoubtedly fallen into »
Avengers: Age Of Ultron Trailer to Air During Next Week’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.
If you caught tonight’s episode of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., you already know the big news; ABC will air the very first teaser trailer for Joss Whedon’s Avengers: Age of Ultron during next week’s episode. Be sure to tune in to ABC on Tuesday, October 28th at 9pm Et/Pt for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 2, episode 6, “A Fractured House,” to catch the Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer reveal. Hopefully the promo will hit the web immediately after and make its way into theaters next weekend as well. Hit the jump for more on the film. Avengers: Age of Ultron arrives on May 1, 2015. Here’s the official synopsis for Avengers: Age of Ultron: Marvel Studios presents “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, »
- Perri Nemiroff
Sons Of Anarchy Recap: “Greensleeves”
Sons of Anarchy continued its bloody final ride in "Greensleeves," creating some excellent tension along the way. While it seemed like Juice could be the lynchpin regarding the revelation of Gemma's sins and potential demise, "Greensleeves" made it clear that Gemma has now fully become a Lady MacBeth, or even a Raskolnikov figure (though given Sutter's Shakespearean partiality, I would presume the former). What was once considered a righteous act begins devolving into paranoia and madness on her part. Hit the jump to find out "who puts the 'oh' in ho." Before anything else, we need to talk about Bobby. Damn it Sons of Anarchy, don't let him be dead. Otto worked without an eye or a tongue for awhile … Bobby doesn't have to be dead. Regardless, though, the pain and torture and humiliation he was subjected to was heartbreaking. The show has really raised the stakes this year, insofar »
- Allison Keene
Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Recap: “A Hen in the Wolf House”
Welcome back, true believers! Our latest installment promises to introduce a long standing character from the comics into the Marvel cinematic universe in the form of Bobbi Morse, played by Adrianne Palicki. Bobbi, aka Mockingbird, is the ex-wife of Avenger, Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner in the movies), and has found herself on quite a few incarnations of the team herself. In our most recent installment of the series, the gang will find themselves at odds with Ms. Morse as she is revealed to be the current head of security for Hydra. Whether or not this is a con or a new take on the character is yet to be seen, though it would be funny to see how many undercover S.H.I.E.L.D. agents there are in Hydra at this point with the recent episode focusing on Simmons. (Maybe there are no actual Hydra agents left!) Will the »
- Evan Valentine
Bachelor Party TV Series in the Works for ABC
The film-to-tv trend continues with the 1984 comedy Bachelor Party. Tom Hanks starred as the husband-to-be who has to survive the ultimate bachelor party while staying faithful to his fiancée. This new rendition is only loosely based on the original narrative and will come in the format of a half-hour comedy anthology series geared towards examining relationships and the institution of marriage. ABC scored the show via a big put pilot commitment with Jason Winer set to direct as long as his schedule permits. Should the Bachelor Party TV series get an order, Winer and Max Winkler will then alternate directing the episodes. Hit the jump for more on the new show. According to Deadline, New Girl’s Jj Philbin and Josh Malmuth came up with the concept, which centers on three different couples. There’s one that’s first falling in love, one that’s about to get married and »
- Perri Nemiroff
Casting Net: Natalie Dormer signs on for 'The Forest,' Patrick Stewart joins 'Green Room;' more
• Natalie Dormer is set to star in Lava Bear Films and Phantom Four's The Forest, Entertainment Weekly has confirmed. Jason Zada is directing from a script rewritten by Sarah Cornwell and Nick Antosca that was based on an original idea by David S. Goyer. Set in the Aokigahara forest at the base of Mt. Fuji, the supernatural thriller tells the story of a young American woman who goes in pursuit of her missing twin sister. When she wanders off the path, she is met by the undead. Lava Bear is producing along with Goyer under his Phantom Four banner. »
- C. Molly Smith
‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Trailer Premieres October 28
If you’re breathlessly waiting to see real footage from Avengers: Age of Ultron, directed by Joss Whedon, you’ve only got one more week to go. The Age of Ultron trailer release is set to take place during Agents of Shield on Tuesday October 28. Marvel announced the news with some fanfare during tonight’s episode of Agents […]
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- Russ Fischer
This Week In Home Entertainment: Sex Tape, Snowpiercer And More
Sex Tape Blu-ray Director Jake Kasdan follows up his raunchy but lesson-building movie Bad Teacher with another flick about adults behaving badly. In Sex Tape, a couple decides to spice up their love life by putting together the titular tape; however, things don.t go quite as planned. Jay (Jason Segel) and Annie (Cameron Diaz) don't really understand the cloud, leading to the tape getting uploaded for their family and friends to see. Ridiculous shenanigans ensue. Like Bad Teacher, Sex Tape focuses a lot on the rapport between Diaz and Segel, who are both comedy pros. Despite this, they don't really sell well as a married couple with two adorable, likable children, although the addition of kids in the movie allows for some of the same sort of cheeky kid-based jokes that Adam Sandler also likes to employ in his films. Segel and Diaz have great rapport, but they are »
‘Citizenfour’ Review: Jeremy Gerard On Chilling Edward Snowden Documentary
Watch my video review of Citizenfour, the chilling documentary by Laura Poitras about Edward Snowden, the former Nsa contractor who leaked tens of thousands of pages of classified documents about vast U.S. spying operations at home and abroad. The impact of those leaks continues to reverberate around the world.
Poitras, a filmmaker and journalist, previously was nominated for an Oscar for her film My Country, My Country. Here, she records the process that led to revelations she and colleague Glenn Greenwald published in the Guardian after Snowden anonymously contacted her under the online pseudonym of citizenfour. The resulting leaks helped Poitras win several awards for investigative journalism, while Snowden fled to Russia, where he remains in hiding.
The film debuted at the New York Film Festival earlier this month, and is distributed by Radius, HBO Films and Participant Media.
- Jeremy Gerard
The Avengers 2 Trailer Is Coming Very Soon
Joss Whedon's The Avengers: Age of Ultron is guaranteed to be one of the biggest blockbusters of 2015, and as a result, many have been dying to get their first glimpse at the film. For the longest time it has been a mystery when we would be getting to see the first trailer, but that question now has an answer. Marvel Studios has officially announced that the first ever trailer for The Avengers: Age of Ultron will be airing during next week episode's of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., which will air at 9:00pm Et/Pt next Tuesday, October 28th. The announcement was made at the end of this week's episode - after which the Avengers Twitter account sent out this message: Tune in to #Marvel.s #AgentsofSHIELD, Tuesday, October 28, 9|8c on @ABCNetwork to see the #AgeofUltron trailer on TV! pic.twitter.com/tfcyg1L6sf. The Avengers (@ »
Want Bad Santa 2? We Have Good News
Prepare for the return of Willie T. Stokes! Since its release back in 2003, the holiday comedy Bad Santa has developed a sizable cult audience, and, as a result, it looks like a follow up is actually going to happen. Billy Bob Thornton himself has teased that Bad Santa 2 is currently in the early stages of development. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Thornton was recently part of a special Q&A at Loyola Marymount University's School of Film & Television, and revealed that there are indeed plans to make a follow up to the Terry Zwigoff-directed Christmas dark comedy. The actor said that he thoroughly enjoyed crawling into Willie's skin because it allowed him to display his talents in a broad comedy that went out of its way to play for big, crude laughs. When the topic turned to a possible Bad Santa 2, Thornton assured the audience that it »
Wait, John Carter 2 Might Actually Happen?
Nowadays, the name "John Carter" is synonymous with "flop" in Hollywood. Behind-the-scenes problems led to a ballooned budget of $250 million, and when it was released in March 2012 it only managed to make $73 million at the domestic box office. As the movie moved around the globe, an international take of $211 million certainly helped, but the legend of the disappointing blockbuster was written by that point, and the film found itself at the center of lots of jokes and ridicule. But that particular failure doesn't mean that the titular hero's time on the big screen is finished. PR Web has published a press release announcing not only that the rights to John Carter of Mars have reverted back from Disney to the estate of author Edgar Rice Burroughs, but that there are future plans to bring the character back to the big screen. Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. is currently looking for another »
Warner Bros. Digital Division Developing Critters, Mortal Kombat and Static Shock Series
Warner Bros. just gave its new digital division a name and unveiled its first development slate to go along with it. Blue Ribbon Content will focus on delivering short-form, live-action series under the guidance of Sam Register who assumed the role of President of Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Digital Series back in April. Blue Ribbon’s got a lot going on, but the highlights include a new Mortal Kombat series, an adaptation of the comic Static and a new rendition of the cult classic Critters as well. Hit the jump for more on all of them. Via THR, here’s what Register had to say about what Blue Ribbon’s got coming up: "We are tremendously excited about Blue Ribbon Content's initial slate of development projects, and we are incredibly fortunate to have the opportunity to work with such a talented group of writers and producers on projects that they feel exceptionally passionate about. »
- Perri Nemiroff
Fox 2000 Developing ‘What the Dinosaurs Did Last Night’ Movie
Fox 2000 is developing the children’s photo book “What the Dinosaurs Did Last Night” as a movie, setting it up with producer Karen Rosenfelt.
The toys-come-to-life tale, to be released next week by Little Brown and Co., is authored by parents Refe and Susan Tuma. The two began creating scenes each November for their children about the “secret lives” of their plastic dinosaur toys.
Similar to “Toy Story,” the toys wound up wrecking bathrooms, destroying vases and even doing the dishes.
Rosenfelt, whose has a first-look deal at Fox 2000, has credits on “Marley and Me,” the last three “Twilight” films and the two “Percy Jackson” movies.
The news was first reported by The Hollywood Reporter.
- Dave McNary
The Flash Recap: “Things You Can’t Outrun”
Great news for those of you who have been enjoying The Flash on The CW so far: the show has recently been picked up for a full season! It's not really a surprising bit of news, but it's nice to make it official all the same. Now the news may leave fans of the show feeling a bit misty, while those who aren't yet on board may walk away feeling ... gassy. And that, my friends, is how we tie in the Villain of the Week featured on tonight's episode, "Things You Can't Outrun." Hit the jump for The Flash recap. Some people aren't too pleased with the opening and closing monologues from the title character, but I like these little moments where Barry/The Flash gets to let a bit of his personality shine through all on his own. Take it or leave it though, it's not essential to the show's enjoyable nature. »
- Dave Trumbore
Jeremy Sisto & More Join ‘Love Is All You Need,’ Kea Ho Gets ‘Urge’
Exclusive: Reverse gay-bullying drama Love Is All You Need? has bolstered its cast as filming continues in La. Suburgatory‘s Jeremy Sisto, Ugly Betty‘s Ana Ortiz, Deception‘s Katherine La Nasa, Trophy Wife‘s Jenica Bergere, and Drumline‘s Leonard Roberts have joined Briana Evigan, Emily Osment, and Kyla Kennedy in the film set in a world where being gay is the norm and heterosexual persons are bullied. Director Kim Rocco Shields has also tapped Pretty Little Liars‘ Tyler Blackburn for a lead role playing Ryan, the journalist who strikes up a forbidden romance with Evigan’s star quarterback. The feature is based on the provocative short film of the same name that scored over 45 million hits on YouTube. Blackburn, Ortiz, and Sisto are repped by The Gersh Agency. La Nasa is repped by Paradigm. Bergere is repped by Innovative. Roberts is repped by Michael Greene.
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