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Warner Archive Instant launches iPad app

11 December 2013 12:35 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Warner Archive Instant's new app brings classic film and TV to the iPad!

Following the launch earlier this year of Warner Archive Instant, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment today announced that its subscription streaming service targeted to connoisseurs of classic film and TV will launch their highly-requested iPad™ app for iOS 6 and 7. Owners of iPads, iPad minis and the new iPad Air will now have instant access to rare classic films and TV shows, many of them streaming in 1080p HD, which have been curated from the largest entertainment library in the world. The Warner Archive Instant streaming service also has closed captioning, a highly requested feature.


A free two-week trial is currently being offered for Warner Archive Instant, after the trial period, monthly subscriptions are $9.99. Warner Archive Instant can also be found on the line up of channels available to the millions of consumers who own Roku players, one of »

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Van Gogh

9 November 2013 4:07 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

(Maurice Pialat, 1991; Eureka!, 15)

One of the most prickly mavericks of French cinema, Maurice Pialat (1925-2003) was a painter, documentary film-maker and occasional actor before making his feature debut in his mid-40s with L'enfance nue, an intense realistic film about a disturbed child being passed from family to family.

In 1987 Pialat famously waved his fist at a hostile Cannes audience when receiving the Palme d'Or for Under Satan's Sun (a complex Catholic movie from a novel by Georges Bernanos starring Gérard Depardieu in one of his several Pialat films). Norman Mailer was a member of the jury. Four years later Pialat flourished his fist again at the bourgeoisie in this lengthy, characteristically unromantic and unsentimental contribution to the centenary anniversary of Vincent van Gogh's death. It's a far cry in tone from the Vincente Minnelli-directed biopic Lust for Life, starring Kirk Douglas, released in France as La Vie »

- Philip French

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Rutger Hauer to Executive Produce Kalliope Films 'Van Gogh' Biopic

14 October 2013 5:30 AM, PDT | Sydney's Buzz | See recent Sydney's Buzz news »

In commemoration of the 125th anniversary of master Dutch painter's Vincent Van Gogh passing, Golden Globe-winning Dutch producer 'Sir' Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner, Sin City, HBO's “True Blood" )will executive produce a new biopic titled Van Gogh, an ambitious project set to be released in 2015. Rutger, whose career in film expands over five decades, said of the film "I feel there is so much more to tell about 'the man who cut off his ear'. It will be a great adventure to search for him in a contemporary film"

This will be the first English-language feature about the life of the painter since the release of Lust for Life in 1956, which starred Kirk Douglas as Van Gogh. Furthermore, the film will be the first to focus on the tortured artist's entire life rather than only on the period after his mental illness fully manifested itself.

Kalliope Films is producing “Van Gogh”. Kira Madallo Sesay (Hamlet), CEO of Kalliope Films, is the producer and also the writer of the script. Emiel Pijnaker, Kalliope Films' President of Production, is co-producing the film. The movie is financed through a combination of European equity, soft money and pre-sales.

The production will be shot on location across Europe in countries such as Belgium, the United Kingdom, France, and The Netherlands, utilizing many of the actual residences in which Van Gogh lived. In order to ensure historical accuracy the film will also count with the world's leading experts on Van Gogh as its consultants throughout the development and production, some of them include acclaimed Van Gogh book author and expert Alain Amiel, and Claudia Schottle who is consulting the filmmakers on life in France during the 19th Century

“In preparation for the film, we have spent over five years doing extensive 'on the ground' research. We have traveled like 'Van Gogh detectives' to every location and country where he lived, uncovering archives, historical documents and literally walking in his footsteps. We have also worked closely with our international team of Van Gogh experts who are advising us on the film to ensure accuracy. Therefore, we feel confident that we have done the utmost preparation possible to do justice in portraying the life of this extraordinary man.” says, Kira Madallo Sesay CEO of Kalliope Films and producer/writer of Van Gogh.

There is still no director or leading actor attached to the project as the production is seeking the ideal candidates to fill those roles in such an important film. 

For more information on the film click Here »

- Carlos Aguilar

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Rutger Hauer to exec Van Gogh biopic

17 September 2013 5:22 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Blade Runner star to executive produce Kalliope Films’ biopic of the Dutch artist.

Dutch actor Rutger Hauer, recently seen in HBO series True Blood, is teaming with Netherlands production company Kalliope Films to executive produce biopic Van Gogh.

“I feel there is so much more to tell about ‘the man who cut off his ear’. It will be a great adventure to search for him in a contemporary film,” says Rutger.

The biopic will be the first English-language feature about the life of Vincent Van Gogh since 1956 movie Lust for Life, which starred Kirk Douglas in the lead role.

The movie will also be the first film to portray the artist’s entire life story. Previous productions have focussed mainly on the second half of his life after his mental illness fully manifested itself, such as in 1990 TV movie, Vincent and Theo which starred Tim Roth

Kalliope Films CEO Kira Madallo Sesay is the producer and scriptwriter »

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On TCM: Larger Than Life Douglas Turns 97 Next December

30 August 2013 4:22 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Kirk Douglas movies: The Theater of Larger Than Life Performances Kirk Douglas, a three-time Best Actor Academy Award nominee and one of the top Hollywood stars of the ’50s, is Turner Classic Movies’ "Summer Under the Stars" featured star today, August 30, 2013. Although an undeniably strong screen presence, no one could ever accuse Douglas of having been a subtle, believable actor. In fact, even if you were to place side by side all of the widescreen formats ever created, they couldn’t possibly be wide enough to contain his larger-than-life theatrical emoting. (Photo: Kirk Douglas ca. 1950.) Right now, TCM is showing Andrew V. McLaglen’s 1967 Western The Way West, a routine tale about settlers in the Old American Northwest that remains of interest solely due to its name cast. Besides Douglas, The Way West features Robert Mitchum, Richard Widmark, Lola Albright, and 21-year-old Sally Field in her The Flying Nun days. »

- Andre Soares

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2013 Labor Day weekend marathons: 'White Queen, 'Continuum' and more

29 August 2013 9:00 PM, PDT | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

Labor Day weekend is here for 2013 and if you don't have any plans, there are plenty of great shows to check out over the weekend. You can catch up on "Continuum" Season 2 on Syfy, or watch the first three episodes of "The White Queen" on Starz. Sunday, Sept. 1 there's a killer Alfred Hitchcock movie marathon running all day on TCM.

Also, it's college football kick-off weekend, so settle in Saturday for the guys' returning to the gridiron.

Set your DVRs and check your local listings for times and channel numbers. All times Eastern below.

Friday, Aug. 30

A&E: "Shipping Wars" and "Storage Wars" marathon, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.

The CW: New "America's Next Top Model" episode, 9 p.m.

Discovery: "Alaskan Steel Men" premiere, 10 p.m.

Espn: Cfb, Texas Tech at Southern Methodist, 8 p.m.

Espn 2: 2013 U.S. Open Tennis, men's second and women's third round, 1 p.m. to 7 p. »


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The Butler's cameo roulette

16 August 2013 9:16 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Lee Daniels appears to have modeled his movie on a visit to Madame Tussauds. The historical impersonation as Oscar horse is something new

• First look review: The Butler

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When did acting turn into a sub-category of karaoke? When Robin Williams first turns up as Dwight Eisenhower in Lee Daniels' The Butler, his face saggy with prostheses and floured like an overbaked pizza, it draws giggles from the audience. This sort of star turn requires a certain amount of time for audiences to acclimatise; the same giggles greeted the sight of Leonardo DiCaprio, looking like an aged liverwurst as J Edgar Hoover in Clint Eastwood's 2009 biopic. Half an hour in and we had adjusted.

The Butler doesn't have that luxury, but instead has an entire series of similar impersonations – Liev Schriber as Lyndon Johnson, John Cusack as Richard Nixon, »

- Tom Shone

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Rooney Goes from All-American Small Town Boy to Criminal Suspect

13 August 2013 1:25 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Mickey Rooney movies on TCM: Music and murder (photo: Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland ca. 1940) Mickey Rooney is Turner Classic Movies’ "Summer Under the Stars" star today, August 13, 2013. According to the IMDb, Mickey Rooney, who turns 93 next September 23, has been featured in more than 250 movies — in shorts and features, in Hollywood and international productions, in cameos and starring roles, in bit parts and second leads. You name it, Rooney has done it: comedies, dramas, thrillers, musicals, biopics, war movies, horse movies, horror movies. (Mickey Rooney: TCM movie schedule.) Mickey Rooney in a horror movie? Yes, in about a dozen of those. Scarier than World War Z, The Conjuring, The Exorcist, and Alien combined were A Family Affair (on TCM earlier today) and ensuing Andy Hardy movies. Creepy stuff. Nearly as frightening are Rooney’s musicals with Judy Garland, one of which TCM presented earlier this morning, Strike Up the Band (1940). Another, »

- Andre Soares

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Danny Boyle's movie music: Underworld, Moby, Iggy Pop, Sigur Rós, more

23 March 2013 2:40 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Alongside Quentin Tarantino, Danny Boyle is one of the few filmmakers who knows exactly how to meld sound and image to enhance the moviegoing experience. The Oscar-winning director sent Ewan McGregor storming down a Scotland street for Trainspotting to Iggy Pop, while Cillian Murphy wandered through the deserted streets of London in 28 Days Later to the eerie sound of Godspeed You! Black Emperor.

Boyle's latest movie Trance is an equally memorable sonic experience, as the director continues his working relationship with Underworld's Rick Smith. To mark the film's release, Digital Spy has picked out 10 great songs or musical tracks from Danny Boyle's back catalogue.

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Andy Williams - 'Happy Heart' (Shallow Grave)

Ewan McGregor bleeds out on the floor, a double-crossed Kerry Fox breaks down in tears, »

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Danny Boyle Says the British are "Rubbish at Film" and Discusses the Use of Pop Music in His Films

14 March 2013 6:06 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

From a circle of heroin addicts to the stage of "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" to the mountains of Utah, British filmmaker Danny Boyle has taken audiences on every crazy, dramatic, thrill ride imaginable...almost. With his latest film "Trance," starring James McAvoy, Vincent Cassel and Rosario Dawson, Boyle takes us on a hypnotic mind trip down the rabbit hole of the art world. While all of Boyle's films are wildly diverse, they are united by one common thread: their use of iconic pop music. The memorable songs that both define and defy the pivotal moments of Boyle’s films range from Moby's "Porcelain" in "The Beach," to Iggy Pop's "Lust For Life" in "Trainspotting," to Mia's "Paper Planes" in "Slumdog Millionaire," to many songs by Rick Smith of Welsh electronic duo Underworld in "Trance." At a recent event at 92YTribeca in Manhattan, Boyle sat down with »

- Erin Whitney

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Christoph Waltz and Quentin Tarantino make Oscars history with 'Django Unchained' wins

27 February 2013 6:51 PM, PST | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Both of the Oscars wins for "Django Unchained" --  Christoph Waltz (Best Supporting Actor) and Quentin Tarantino (Best Original Screenplay) -- are history making.  Waltz, who claimed this same award three years ago for "Inglorious Basterds," his first collaboration with Tarantino, is the seventh actor to win more than once in this category, following: Walter Brennan: "Come and Get It" (1936), "Kentucky" (1938), "The Westerner" (1940);   Anthony Quinn: "Viva Zapata!" (1952), "Lust for Life" (1956);   Peter Ustinov: "Spartacus" (1960), "Topkapi" (1964);   Jason Robards: "All the President's Men" (1976), "Julia" (1977);   Melvyn Douglas: "Hud" (1963), "Being There" (1979); and   Michael Caine: "Hannah and Her Sisters" (1986 »

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"Stooges" Biopic In The Works

10 February 2013 11:41 AM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Gabriel Range ("Death Of A President") will produce and direct "Lust for Life", a new biopic following the creative partnership between rock singers David Bowie and Iggy Pop.

Screenplay is by Robin French based on numerous biographies from the era, including author Paul Trynka's "Starman: David Bowie" and "Open Up and Bleed: Iggy Pop."

Brit Bowie who became a 'glam' rock star, was impressed with the work of American Iggy Pop and his band 'The Stooges'. After producing Iggy's album "Raw Power", Bowie helped Iggy overcome his debilitating heroin addiction, by supervising Iggy's concert comeback tour, with Bowie playing keyboards on stage alongside The Stooges.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Iggy Pop"...


- Michael Stevens

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David Bowie and Iggy Pop getting a dual biopic of their Berlin years

8 February 2013 8:21 AM, PST | | See recent The AV Club news »

As evidenced in David Bowie’s new single, the fabled "Berlin years" of David Bowie and Iggy Pop continue to cast a long, gaunt shadow over rock ’n’ roll history. So now it’s time to turn that fable into a movie where two guys wear wigs and talk about drug addiction. Gabriel Range—director of the mockumentary Death Of A President, which imagined the assassination of George W. Bush—will indulge in just slightly less controversial fantasizing with Lust For Life, which imagines the nights of withdrawal and days of overdubs that produced that album, along with The Idiot »

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Bowie and Iggy's Berlin biopic gets green light

8 February 2013 3:00 AM, PST | Sky Movies | See recent Sky Movies news »

When the Thin White Duke met The Passenger... The artistically fertile period lived by David Bowie and Iggy Pop in Seventies West Berlin is to be the subject of a biopic. Lust for Life will chronicle how Bowie - living in La and suffering the ravages of cocaine abuse - relocated with Pop to West Berlin where they recorded some of their most critically-acclaimed work - Pop's The Idiot and Bowie's Low. »

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Iggy Pop and David Bowie Buddy Biopic Coming

7 February 2013 9:35 PM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

David Bowie and Iggy Pop's time in West Berlin in the seventies is immortalized in the hearts of fanboys and rock scholars — now it's time for a movie, Lust for Life, to immortalize it for everyone else. England's Altered Image and Berlin's Egoli Tossell Film will produce, with Gabriel Range, who helmed the George W. Bush assassination faux documentary Death of a President, set to direct. We're dying to know who'll tackle the role of Bowie, although "the central character of the film will be the divided city of West Berlin." »

- Zach Dionne

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David Bowie & Iggy Pop Biopic Lust For Life In The Works

7 February 2013 7:36 AM, PST | Filmofilia | See recent Filmofilia news »

Gabriel Range (Death of a President) is attached to direct Lust for Life, a biopic about David Bowie’s time in West Berlin during the ’70s with Iggy Pop, from a screenplay by Robin French (the BBC’s sitcom ‘Cuckoo’ starring Andy Samberg). Producer Egoli Tossell said: (This) is not a traditional rock biopic (because) no one dies at the end. During the time they lived together in Berlin, the iconic pop duo created their seminal albums including Bowie’s ‘Low’ and Pop’s ‘The Idiot’ and ‘Lust for Life’. Bowie told earlier: Berlin was the first time in years that I had felt a joy of life and »

- Nick Martin

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'Godzilla' Targeting Cranston and Olsen, Bowie and Pop Biopic in the Works, and Nic Cage Sports a Beard for 'Joe'

7 February 2013 7:21 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

1.) With the release of Monsters director Gareth Edwards' "gritty" Godzilla reboot just 15 months away, it's hard to believe we still don't have anything official in terms of casting. The film is currently awaiting a rewrite from Frank Darabont (The Green Mile, The Shawshank Redemption), while simultaneously trying to build its cast in time for a March start date, though no deals will officially be made until the script is completed. The artist formerly known as Aaron Johnson was previously discussed as a possible lead, and it seems he is still in talks for the role. The latest news has Elizabeth Olsen (Martha Marcy May Marlene) and Argo's Bryan Cranston in talks to co-star. There are no character details of yet, but expect something more in the coming days as Legendary Pictures only has a few weeks to pull this thing together. Variety 2.) Matt Smith ("Doctor Who") has landed »

- Kevin Blumeyer

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David Bowie & Iggy Pop Joint Biopic ‘Lust For Life’ On The Way

7 February 2013 5:34 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Like my dad would say to me, “what you listening to that shite for“, I have turned into the man that moans like hell at today’s popular music. I simply cannot bare to open my lugs for mainstream rubbish and remain committed to the likes of The Smiths, Tom Petty and David Bowie, as the day I first heard their epic tunes. I long for the days when the Top 40 was worth tuning into. Hell, I’d even settle for Russ Abbott belting out, ‘Oh, What An Atmosphere‘, over the shit we’re served nowadays.

This makes this news all the more exciting as we can confirm a biopic charting the creative collaboration between music icons Bowie and Iggy Pop in now in the works. Gabriel Range has signed on to direct Lust For Life, which we follow the friendship of the groundbreaking duo during their 1970s glam rock heyday. »

- Craig Hunter

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David Bowie and Iggy Pop Biopic Lust for Life Planned

7 February 2013 | | See recent news »

Death of a President director Gabriel Range has signed on to direct Lust for Life , a biopic that follows the creative partnership of music legends David Bowie and Iggy Pop, says a story at The Hollywood Reporter . Scripted by Robin French, the film is based on a number of biographies, said to include Paul Trynka's "Starman: David Bowie" and "Open Up and Bleed: Iggy Pop." The story of Bowie and Pop's 1970's British glam rock revoution previously inspired an unofficial biopic in Todd Hayne's 1998 drama Velvet Goldmine , starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers in the Bowie role and Ewan McGregor as the faux Pop. Range will produce Lust for Life alongside Jens Meurer. »

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David Bowie and Iggy Pop's Berlin years set for big-screen biopic

7 February 2013 3:25 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Death of a President director Gabriel Range will explore pair's friendship and collaborations in Germany in the 70s

A new film will tell the story of Iggy Pop and David Bowie's years in West Berlin. The British-German co-production will be directed by Gabriel Range, best-known for his movie about an imaginary assassination of George W Bush.

"[This] is not a traditional rock biopic [because] no one dies at the end," producer Egoli Tossell said. Tentatively titled Lust for Life, Range's film will explore the period when Pop and Bowie had relocated to Germany, collaborating on 1977's Low and the Stooges leader's first two solo albums. It's an era that Bowie himself has recently returned to, paying tribute to Potsdamer Platz and Nürnberger Strasse in his new single.

"Berlin was the first time in years that I had felt a joy of life and a great feeling of release and healing," Bowie »

- Sean Michaels

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