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Berlin Hidden Gem: 'Green Fog' Re-creates Hitchcock’s 'Vertigo' With Found Footage

Berlin Hidden Gem: 'Green Fog' Re-creates Hitchcock’s 'Vertigo' With Found Footage
Iconoclastic filmmaker Guy Maddin, known for his inspired weirdness in films like The Forbidden Room and The Saddest Music in the World, insists his Berlin Forum entry The Green Fog is perhaps his most commercial movie to date.

It’s a bold statement considering the film’s backstory: Maddin and co-directors Evan Johnson and Galen Johnson set themselves the challenge of using Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo to create a montage-like tribute to the iconic city where the auteur’s masterpiece takes place, after being commissioned by Stanford Live and the San Francisco International Film Festival.

There was just one catch: “We weren’t allowed to...
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Carly Chaikin, Samara Weaving Join Thriller ‘Last Moment of Clarity’

Carly Chaikin, Samara Weaving Join Thriller ‘Last Moment of Clarity’
“Mr. Robot” star Carly Chaikin and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” actress Samara Weaving have joined Brian Cox and Udo Kier in the independent thriller “Last Moment of Clarity.”

Production is underway on “Last Moment of Clarity,” the debut film of writer/director brother duo Colin and James Krisel. Andrew LevitasMetalwork Pictures is producing, with his Rogue Black shingle financing. Stephen Israel and Allan Loeb are also producing.

The story centers on a man played by Zach Avery who witnesses the murder of his fiancée, portrayed by Weaving, in Brooklyn and flees to Paris to forget. Three years later, he finds himself a paranoid drifter, until one day at a Parisian cinema, he spots an actress who, to his mind, looks uncannily like his dead ex-love.

He returns to Los Angeles, reconnects with his old friend (Chaikin), and together they try to avoid the Albanian mafia while uncovering the truth about his fiancée.

“It is a privilege
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Guy Maddin’s ‘The Green Fog’ Is A Fascinating Homage To ‘Vertigo’ & San Francisco [Berlin Review]

The Green Fog” may be described as little more than a clip show homage to both Alfred Hitchcock’s “Vertigo” and the cinematic history of San Francisco, but its charming, playful attitude and occasional dips into pathos provide an unexpected buoyancy. Originally commissioned by the San Francisco Film Society, which simply wanted a celebratory collage highlighting San Francisco on the screen throughout the years, the film took different shape under the guidance of Guy Maddin and his collaborators, Evan and Galen Johnson.
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Movie News: Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish to Star in Comic-Book Mob Drama 'The Kitchen'; 'Den of Thieves 2' on Its Way

The Kitchen: Melissa McCarthy (Ghostbusters, above) is finalizing a deal to star with Tiffany Haddish in a big-screen comic book adaptation. The Kitchen, a comic book series by Ollie Masters and Ming Doyle that was first published in 2014 by DC's Vertigo, is described as a "gritty drama," set in 1970s New York. The story follows what happens after mob leaders are arrested and their wives take over the criminal enterprise. Andrea Berloff (Straight Outta Compton) wrote the screenplay and will make her directorial debut. [Deadline]   Den of Thieves 2: A sequel to crime thriller Den of Thieves, which opened in theaters last month, is already on its way. Gerard Butler (above) will reprise his role as a government agent; O'Shea Jackson Jr. is in negotiations...
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Melissa McCarthy and Tiffany Haddish set for DC/Vertigo adaptation The Kitchen

New Line Cinema and DC Entertainment have set Melissa McCarthy (Ghostbusters) and Tiffany Haddish (Girls Trip) to star in The Kitchen, an adaptation of the Vertigo comic book series of the same name.

The film will mark the directorial debut of Andrea Berloff, screenwriter on Straight Outta Compton, and is an Irish mafia story which takes place in 1970s New York. The plot revolves around three mob wives who take over their husbands’ criminal enterprise when the men are busted by the FBI.

The Kitchen was created by Ollie Masters and Ming Doyle for the DC imprint Vertigo, with the first issue released back in 2014.

McCarthy will next be seen this May in the comedy Life of the Party [watch the trailer here], while Haddish’s upcoming credits include Night School, The Oath, and the TV series The Last O.G..

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Hell’s Kitchen film casts Melissa McCarthy as mob boss

Tony Sokol Feb 14, 2018

Melissa McCarthy heads the Irish mob in New Line’s upcoming The Kitchen.

“What gives men the right to think that they know what’s best for women more than women do,”asks one of the toughest Irish mafia enforcers in DC Entertainment's Vertigo comics series The Kitchen. “You really think that’s our fuckin’ choice to make?” Melissa McCarthy will play one of the leads in New Line Cinema’s adaptation of the crime series, according to Variety. McCarthy joins Girls Trip star and long-time standup comedian Tiffany Haddish.

The Kitchen is being written and directed by Andrea Berloff, who wrote Straight Outta Compton. The Vertigo Comics series comic comes from Ollie Masters and Ming Doyle, and featured an all-female art team. Drawn by Ming Doyle and Jordie Bellaire with cover art Becky Cloonan, The Kitchen was published in 2014.

The Kitchen told the story of mob wives Raven,
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Melissa McCarthy and Tiffany Haddish Team for Mob Drama ‘The Kitchen’

Two of the most exciting comedic performers working today are teaming up for a new film, but in a surprising twist, it’s not a comedy. Deadline reports that Melissa McCarthy is in negotiations to co-star with Girls Trip breakout Tiffany Haddish in an adaptation of the DC/Vertigo graphic novel The Kitchen, which is a gritty crime drama. Yes indeed, the story takes place in 1970s Hell’s Kitchen and revolves around mob wives who end up taking over their husbands’ businesses when the FBI does a sweep and sends the men to jail. This premise is actually …
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Melissa McCarthy Joins Tiffany Haddish in Mob Drama ‘The Kitchen’

Melissa McCarthy Joins Tiffany Haddish in Mob Drama ‘The Kitchen’
Melissa McCarthy will star with Tiffany Haddish in the mob drama “The Kitchen” for New Line Cinema and DC Entertainment.

Straight Outta Compton” writer Andrea Berloff will direct from her own script, based on the comic book series by Ollie Masters and Ming Doyle from DC Entertainment’s Vertigo imprint. The movie will mark Berloff’s feature directorial debut. Michael De Luca is producing the pic.

The Kitchen” is a classic gangster story that follows a group of Irish mobsters sent to prison. Their wives take over their jailed spouses’ organized crime operation to become the most ruthless and powerful gangsters in 1970s Hell’s Kitchen.

McCarthy received an Academy Award nomination for 2011’s “Bridesmaids” for Universal and starred in New Line’s 2014 comedy “Tammy.” She’s toplining the upcoming New Line film “Life of the Party,” directed by spouse Ben Falcone and set for release on May 11. McCarthy and Falcone wrote the script for “Life of the Party” and are
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Melissa McCarthy in Talks for New Line Crime Drama 'The Kitchen'

Melissa McCarthy in Talks for New Line Crime Drama 'The Kitchen'
Melissa McCarthy is in negotiations to star opposite Tiffany Haddish in The Kitchen, New Line’s adaptation of the DC/Vertigo crime book, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Andrea Berloff, who earned an Oscar nomination for co-writing Straight Outta Compton, is making her directorial debut with the female-driven mob drama.

Kitchen is an Irish mafia story set in Hell's Kitchen, N.Y., in the 1970s. When the FBI does a sweep of the mob, several men are arrested. Their wives end up taking over and running the business much more viciously than the men ever did.

The project adapts the comic book series by Ollie Masters and...
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Melissa McCarthy To Star With Tiffany Haddish In New Line & DC’s ‘The Kitchen’

Melissa McCarthy To Star With Tiffany Haddish In New Line & DC’s ‘The Kitchen’
Exclusive: Melissa McCarthy is finalizing a deal to star with Tiffany Haddish in The Kitchen, the drama on which Andrea Berloff will make her directorial debut. New Line Cinema and DC Entertainment are making the film, with a screenplay that Straight Outta Compton scribe Berloff wrote based on the 2014 comic book series by Ollie Masters and Ming Doyle for DC’s Vertigo. Michael De Luca is producing through his Michael De Luca Productions banner. The film is an uncommon one…
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Lemire & Pichetshote Reveal Secrets of New Series Gideon Falls, Infidel

Way back when the Earth’s crust was beginning to cool, I was a Vertigo associate editor who had just inherited the editing reins of Jeff Lemire’s first ongoing comic, Sweet Tooth. I had already become a fan after reading his tremendous Essex County Trilogy, but Sweet Tooth would quickly become one of my most-rewarding professional experiences, leading to a friendship with Jeff that extended far past that book.

From there, every comics fan knows what happened to Jeff: He’s become one of comics’ hottest writers, whether it’s mainstream superheroes (DC Comics’ Animal Man and Green Arrow, Marvel’s Hawkeye and Moon Knight); the comics he cartoons himself (Top Shelf’s The Underwater Welder, Image Comics’ Royal City); or his white-hot creator-owned collaborations (Image’s Descender, Dark Horse’s Black Hammer). Meanwhile, my time editing Vertigo books like Sweet Tooth, The Unwritten and Daytripper earned me an
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Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay Blu-ray artwork and special features revealed

Earlier this week we got a look at the trailer for Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay, the next instalment in Warner Bros.’ series of DC Universe Animated Original Movies, and now we have the Blu-ray artwork, as well as details of the special features set to accompany the release.

Special Features:

Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and Digital

-A Sneak Peek at the next DC Universe Movie, The Death of Superman: “The Death of Superman” – The Death of Superman is widely considered one of the most popular stories in the Superman canon and the Dcu. This sneak peek at the exciting new film discusses the story and its place in pop culture.

-Outback Rogue: Captain Boomerang (Featurette) – Audiences get a deeper look at this unconventional, yet entertaining villain from Down Under and how he’s evolved from The Flash universe to the Suicide Squad.

-Nice Shot, Floyd!
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Black Lightning Season 1 Episode 4 Review – ‘Black Jesus’

Red Stewart reviews the fourth episode of Black Lightning

On the outset, it would be easy to criticize ‘Black Jesus’ for being a remake of the Arrow season 1 episode ‘Vertigo’. After all, both deal with the surge of a street drug marketed at high schoolers, that consequently leads to the hero having to confront the source. In Black Lightning’s case, this pharmaceutical is called “Green Light” and it’s already made its way to the students of Garfield High thanks to some charismatic dealers.

However, the fourth outing of Black Lightning goes a slightly different route than the aforementioned Arrow episode. One of the things that makes Black Lightning more akin to the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Netflix shows is that it’s more interested in telling an overarching story, rather than the episodic nature of the Arrowverse. As a result, ‘Black Jesus’ doesn’t deal with a villain of the week,
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Get Naked with Steven T. Seagle in a Collection of Comics Essays

Remaining an in-demand writer for 25 years isn’t easy, but Steven T. Seagle’s work continues to impress readers and viewers. While he’s remained busy with extraordinarily popular projects like co-creating the Ben 10 animated series as part of the Man of Action creative studio and writers collective, and is known for past runs on popular superhero franchises — including time on Sandman Mystery Theatre, Uncanny X-Men and Superman — Seagle has also carved out space for more personal and experimental projects, such as the award-winning Vertigo graphic novel It’s A Bird and his Image Comics book The Red Diary/The Re[a]d Diary (both with illustrator and frequent collaborator Teddy Kristiansen).

Related: Man of Action Challenge The Comics/Hollywood Model
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'Darkest Hour' nudges out 'Coco' at UK box office

The Greatest Showman and Call Me By Your Name post impressive holds.

Source: Universal

Darkest Hour

UK Top Five Rank Film / Distributor Weekend Gross (Fri-Sun) Running Total Week 1 Darkest Hour (Universal) £2.64m £15.19m 3 2 Coco (Disney) £2.33m £8.18m 2 3 Maze Runner: The Death Cure (Fox) £2.24m £2.24m 1 4 The Greatest Shownman (Fox) £2.04m £19.6m 5 5 Early Man (Studiocanal) £2.02m £2.02m 1

Today’s Gbp to Usd conversion rate – 1.41

Universal

In its third week, awards contender Darkest Hour returned to top of the UK box office with another strong hold, dropping a slim 19% with Fri-Sun takings of £2.64m. The film has now crossed the £15m mark, currently sitting on £15.19m, making it director Joe Wright’s highest grossing release in the UK.

Disney

Pixar animation Coco dropped marginally behind table-topper Darkest Hour in its second week, posting £2.33m. Looking at the Fri-Sun from its opening weekend, that’s a moderate drop of 30%. The film now sits on £8.18m.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi added £325,000 this
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First Trailer For DC Animation's Suicide Squad: Hell To Pay Looks Brilliant

The first trailer for Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay has arrived, and it looks promising. That used to be something you wouldn't have to say about DC Animated Features, but they've been spotty as of late in my personal opinion so all I can say here is the trailer looks pretty damn good. The lineup of heroes is better than the live-action film, Tara Strong is voicing Harley, and the violence doesn't appear to be limited as Quinn just smacked the head off that frozen guy! Let's just hope Vandal Savage is more interesting this time around than he was in Legends of Tomorrow. Christian Slater also stars in the film as Deadshot!

An original story, Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay finds Amanda Waller’s top secret “Task Force X” – Deadshot, Bronze Tiger, Killer Frost, Captain Boomerang, Harley Quinn and Copperhead – on a mission to retrieve a mystical object so
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Film Review: ‘The Green Fog’

Film Review: ‘The Green Fog’
To close its 60th anniversary edition last spring, the San Francisco International Film Festival had the excellent idea of commissioning Guy Maddin (along with his “Forbidden Room” collaborators, siblings Evan and Galen Johnson) to make a San Francisco-centric feature. “The Green Fog” compiles bits from about 100 San Fran-set movies and TV shows into a quasi-narrative pastiche that ostensibly pays tribute to Hitchcock’s “Vertigo.” Only faint echoes of that classic can be detected here, but this ingenious gizmo will nonetheless delight Maddin fans, or anyone else who enjoys games played with and about old movies. “Green Fog” is making its regular theatrical debut with short runs at San Fran’s Roxie and New York’s IFC Center. The film’s short (62-minute) runtime is its principal hurdle to wider exposure.

While there’s only one fleeting, incidental actual shot from “Vertigo” here, “The Green Fog” is suffused with a very Hitchcockian sense of intrigue, romance and suspense
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Palm Springs Film Review: ‘The Confession’

Palm Springs Film Review: ‘The Confession’
Georgian filmmaker Zaza Urushadze had a well-deserved international breakout with 2013’s “Tangerines,” a gentle seriocomedy about the futility of war whose sleeper success carried it all the way to an Oscar nomination. His new film, “The Confession” is another handsome miniature set in a tiny village, but further comparisons aren’t useful — or flattering.

As artificially conceived as its predecessor was organic, this drama about a priest whose rural posting is complicated by the local sexpot might better have been played as comedy. Yet it expects audiences to accept, poker-faced, not only the existence of a Marilyn Monroe lookalike in a Caucasus mountain backwater, but an eventual turn toward femme fatale melodrama that plunges the movie right off the rails.

Everyone is allowed a misfire once in a while. It’s just too bad Urushadze’s had to follow his highest-profile effort to date with this odd and off-key work, subjecting it to more
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Paul Thomas Anderson Admits He’s Most Proud of ‘The Master’ and Wants Emmanuel Lubezki to Shoot One of His Films

Paul Thomas Anderson Admits He’s Most Proud of ‘The Master’ and Wants Emmanuel Lubezki to Shoot One of His Films
Paul Thomas Anderson has been making the press rounds as “Phantom Thread” heads into nationwide release, and his most recent bit of promotion included a Reddit Ama in which he was extremely blunt about a wide-ranging list of subjects. Many directors might have difficulty choosing which film they are most proud of, but not Anderson. The director listed “The Master” when asked, and he elaborated on one of the reasons the film is special to him in another response.

Read More:Daniel Day-Lewis Is One of the Best Actors Alive But Has the ‘Worst Taste in TV,’ Says Paul Thomas Anderson

“The first time we shot spherical was on ‘The Master,'” Anderson said. “It seemed like a good fit, evoking the old 50s films like ‘Vertigo’ and ‘North By Northwest,’ those large format films but in a boxy frame. It was a nice change from the earlier films. I wanna shoot scope again though…
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The Animated Constantine Series Will Be Darker Than The Original Series

When the animated Constantine series premieres on The CW Seed, it will pick up where the live-action series left off, albeit with one exception. Peter Girardi, Evp of Blue Ribbon Content informed press at the TCA winter tour (via Slashfilm) the series will be much darker than its predecessor:

The Constantine that we’re doing, it’s Constantine. If you’re familiar with the character Constantine from the Vertigo comic, it’s dark, darker than the show.

Girardi suggested parents not let their younger children watch the series when it debuts later this year. I'll give the series a shot, of course, but I would much rather see John Constantine back in the Arrow-verse in a much more permanent capacity. What about you?
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