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Rushes. Proust, Seijun Suzuki, "Song to Song" & "Zama" Trailers

49 minutes ago | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Get in touch to send in cinephile news and discoveriesNEWSSeijun SuzukiThe great Japanese studio rabble rouser Seijun Suzuki, best known for his crazed remixes of pulp genre films in the late 1950s and 1960s (Tokyo Drifter, Branded to Kill) and also for his late career renaissance (Pistol Opera, Princess Raccoon), has died at the age of 92.On the other side of the industry, Time critic and documentary filmmaker Richard Shickel has also passed away.On a more positive note, the second film program for the great Knoxville music festival Big Eats has been announced, and it's a humdinger, ranging from a focus on directors Jonathan Demme and Kevin Jerome Everson to programs of new avant-garde work.Recommended Viewinga researcher in Quebec has identified the only known moving image footage of Marcel Proust, found in a 1904 recording of a wedding.Finally, a view at Terrence Malick's long-in-the-works drama set in the Austin music scene, »

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C Thomas Howell Joins ‘Ray Donovan’ for Recurring Role (Exclusive)

13 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

C. Thomas Howell has booked a recurring role on Showtime’s “Ray Donovan,” TheWrap has learned. The former “Outsiders” star will recur on the upcoming fifth season of the drama, playing Dr. Brogan, the court-appointed therapist for Liev Schreiber’s title character. Howell is the latest actor to be cast on the show, joining “Quantico” alum Graham Rogers, who will star in a season-long arc next year. Adina Porter, Brian White and Lili Simmons will also appear. Also Read: Showtime Partners With Alex Gibney for 'American Jihad' Documentary In addition to his breakout role in “The Outsiders,” Howell »

- Reid Nakamura

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Oscars 2017: How Does This Year’s Crop of Female Producers Fit in With the Best Picture Category’s History?

11 February 2017 6:00 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

Oscar statue (Courtesy: Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

By: Carson Blackwelder

Managing Editor

There was always a chance for the best picture category at the 2017 Academy Awards to feature solid representation for female producers and, with the nominations official, the numbers are in. Turns out there are five of the nine films in this year’s top category with women behind it — but how does that stand up to the rest of Oscar history?

As mentioned above, there are five out of the total nine films in the best picture category this year that took some girl power to get made. There’s Hell or High Water (Carla Hacken and Julie Yorn), Hidden Figures (Donna Gigliotti and Jenno Topping), Lion (Angie Fielder), Manchester by the Sea (Kimberly Steward and Lauren Beck), and finally Moonlight (Adele Romanski and Dede Gardner). This leaves out Arrival, Fences, Hacksaw Ridge, and La La Land as »

- Carson Blackwelder

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Film Quality Is Subjective: A Film Is Good Because We Say It Is

5 February 2017 9:00 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Graeme Robertson on why film quality is subjective…

It’s a wonderful job being a film critic. Being able to watch films and write about them all hours of the day and night, discussing them with your fellow critics and generally have a merry old time talking about how wonderful it is to be a film critic.

Although when we disagree on something that’s when the fights start, with critics climbing into the steel cages ready to defend the honour of the films that they proclaim to be the best against the wretched scum who think otherwise.

Or something a bit less dramatic than that, like a polite discussion or a particularly stern talk over a pint or two.

Recently my Flickering colleague Samuel Brace penned an article (which you should all read by the way) in which he argued that with regards to films, “Quality is very much objective. »

- Graeme Robertson

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Drew Barrymore Goes for 3 Guinness World Records on the Tonight Show — and It’s Really Hair-Raising

28 January 2017 10:08 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

This article first appeared on Entertainment Weekly.

All Drew Barrymore needs to make the Guinness World Records list is lipstick, paper, and enormous amounts of hair — plus, a little help from Jimmy Fallon.

Stopping by The Tonight Show to chat about her upcoming Netflix series Santa Clarita Diet, Barrymore took on three separate Guinness world records live, with the help of the host and her Fever Pitch costar. Fallon decided apart from “holding the record for being one of the coolest people in the world,” the actress needed some technical records under her belt.

Her first challenge: apply lipstick to »

- Maria Mercedes Lara

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Stranger Things was originally envisioned as R-rated

23 January 2017 10:20 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Netflix hit the jackpot with Stranger Things. It’s a show with mass appeal that has garnered heavy comparisons to the early films of Steven Spielberg. However, things were originally intended to be much darker.

In an interview with Vulture, show creators The Duffer Brothers touched on this, with Ross saying: “The Eleven character, the kind of powers she has and to have a young protagonist that’s violent — it’s not E.T. It’s not a happy situation. She’s killing people, and brutally murdering them,” and Matt adding “The original pilot was much more violent. It was originally like an R-rated thing. Winona Ryder’s character was like, ‘Eff this, eff that!’ It felt a little bit unnecessary. I don’t feel like we sacrificed anything by toning it down a little bit”.

See Also: Shawn Levy talks Stranger Things season 2

Ross also gave a brief tease for season two, »

- Robert Kojder

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It's all connected! Pixar and the history of surprising film and TV shared universes

19 January 2017 9:42 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

With the animation company revealing that its films are linked, what other unexpected connections are there between big- and small-screen worlds?

There are some pretty weird Pixar fan theories out there, including the one about the seminal animation house’s entire canon representing a 65m-year struggle between humans, sentient toys and intelligent animals. But who needs wild stretches of fancy when mischievous animators with far too much downtime have inserted real visual Easter eggs connecting virtually all the studio’s movies?

#Starwars Fact Of The Day: E.T. can be found in "The Phantom Menace" as "Asogians" - a promise made to Steven Spielberg by George Lucas. pic.twitter.com/vBXj9zaNlx

Related: Fandom menace: the story threads Star Wars: Episode VIII can't afford to forget

So Blade Runner's Tyrell was the mentor of Alien's Weyland. Prometheus Blu-ray extras are ace

Related: Sci-fi and superheroes in 2017: can Luke Skywalker »

- Ben Child

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'My Pet Dinosaur' Trailer Is Totally Not 'E.T.' with a Dinosaur (It Totally Is)

18 January 2017 8:28 AM, PST | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

It's hard to see a movie about neighborhood kids trying to hide something out of this world from their parents and not think of E.T. Three decades later and the second we see a batch of kids moving around dimly lit woods or hiding things in their closet we immediately think of Elliott and his new, wrinkly friend. That's just the power of Spielberg. The Spielberg shadow isn't just cast on American movies, either. It extends around the globe, as you can tell from the first...

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'My Pet Dinosaur' Trailer Is Totally Not 'E.T.' With a Dinosaur (It Totally Is)

17 January 2017 6:00 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

It's hard to see a movie about neighborhood kids trying to hide something supernatural from their parents and not think of E.T.  Three decades later and the second we see a batch of kids moving around dimly lit woods or hiding things in their closet we immediately think of Elliott and his new, wrinkly friend. That's just the power of Spielberg. The Spielberg shadow isn't just cast on American movies, either. It reaches all the way around the world, as you can so readily tell from the first trailer for the Australian movie My Pet Dinosaur. We don't even need to give you a plot on this one. It's E.T., but with a dinosaur.  It doesn't look like this is going to overtake Spielberg's classic as the go-to association for these kind of movies, but...

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- Peter Hall

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‘Santa Clarita Diet’ Trailer: Drew Barrymore Becomes a Zombie Realtor In New Netflix Comedy Series

17 January 2017 8:09 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Earlier this month, Netflix debuted teaser trailers featuring actors Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant talking about something called the “Santa Clarita Diet,” a non-traditional diet that involves eating people “who deserve it.” Now, Netflix has dropped a full-length trailer for their new comedy horror series that follows a realtor couple Sheila and Joel (Barrymore and Olyphant) living in Santa Clarita, California whose lives are upended when Sheila dies and is reborn as a zombie. Now, the two have to find ways to satisfy Sheila’s cravings for human flesh all while leading their “normal” lives. The series co-stars Liv Hewson (“Before I Fall”), Ricardo Chavira (“Desperate Housewives”) and Skyler Gisondo (“Vacation”). Watch the trailer below.

Read More: ‘Santa Clarita Diet’ Teaser Trailer: Drew Barrymore Craves Human Flesh in Twisted Netflix Comedy

Barrymore is best known for her bevy of film roles, including “E.T. the Extra Terrestrial,” “Scream,” “Donnie Darko” and more. »

- Vikram Murthi

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‘Santa Clarita Diet’ Trailer: Drew Barrymore Becomes a Zombie Realtor In New Netflix Comedy Series

17 January 2017 8:09 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Earlier this month, Netflix debuted teaser trailers featuring actors Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant talking about something called the “Santa Clarita Diet,” a non-traditional diet that involves eating people “who deserve it.” Now, Netflix has dropped a full-length trailer for their new comedy horror series that follows a realtor couple Sheila and Joel (Barrymore and Olyphant) living in Santa Clarita, California whose lives are upended when Sheila dies and is reborn as a zombie. Now, the two have to find ways to satisfy Sheila’s cravings for human flesh all while leading their “normal” lives. The series co-stars Liv Hewson (“Before I Fall”), Ricardo Chavira (“Desperate Housewives”) and Skyler Gisondo (“Vacation”). Watch the trailer below.

Read More: ‘Santa Clarita Diet’ Teaser Trailer: Drew Barrymore Craves Human Flesh in Twisted Netflix Comedy

Barrymore is best known for her bevy of film roles, including “E.T. the Extra Terrestrial,” “Scream,” “Donnie Darko” and more. »

- Vikram Murthi

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The Lrm Interview with Monster Trucks Director Chris Wedge

12 January 2017 12:46 PM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

After years directing animated movies for Blue Sky Films--the original Ice Age, Robots and Epic were three of his movies--Chris Wedge decided to follow the route of many animation directors before him and do a live action movie.

Along came Monster Trucks, possibly one of the simplest high concept premises ever turned into a film, and Wedge somehow found a way to use that idea to put a twist on the “boy and his car” movie that was done so well in Michael Bay’s original Transformers movie.

It stars Lucas Till (MacGyver) as Tripp, an outsider in his North Dakota town, who spends his time at the garage working on a beat-up pick-up truck that just needs an engine. When an explosion at a nearby oil drilling site unleashes a creature that lives under the earth, its quest for life-sustaining oil leads it to Tripp’s garage and »

- Edward Douglas

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Amblin Investigates ‘Unexplained Phenomenon’

12 January 2017 10:38 AM, PST | bloody-disgusting.com | See recent Bloody-Disgusting.com news »

Amblin Partners has preemptively acquired Unexplained Phenomenon, a pitch from writing team Jason Pagan and Andrew Deutschman, Deadline reports. They are keeping the plot under wraps, but the hope is for multiple movies based on true supernatural phenomena, in ways that fits into Spielberg/Amblin pics like Close Encounters and E.T. The title refers to the FBI classification for incidents that were investigated and defy […] »

- Brad Miska

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Amblin Conjures Deal For ‘Unexplained Phenomenon’

12 January 2017 10:29 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Amblin Partners has preemptively acquired Unexplained Phenomenon, a pitch from writing team Jason Pagan & Andrew DeutschmanAndrew Rona and Alex Heineman's The Picture Company will produce. They are keeping the plot under wraps, but the hope is for multiple movies based on true supernatural phenomena, in ways that fits into Spielberg/Amblin pics like Close Encounters and E.T. The title refers to the FBI classification for incidents that were investigated and… »

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David Moreau Talks About ‘Alone,’ Shooting a French Fantasy Thriller (Exclusive)

11 January 2017 10:55 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paris — If one thing comes across in a 20-minute conversation with France’s David Moreau (“Them,” “It Boy”), it is his passion for the U.S. movies he grew up with in the 1980s: “Stand By Me,” “E.T.Joe Dante’s “The Explorers.” Backed by Studiocanal, one of Europe’s biggest film companies and described as a French “Divergence,” “Seuls” (Alone), which screens for the first time ever at the 19th UniFrance Rendez-Vous is a bold attempt to transfer much of the spirit of these movies – the loneliness of young teens, their camaraderie when they meet – to a French movie set in a recognisable French reality and in French. That homegrown fantasy thriller has been pulled off elsewhere in Europe – in Spain, for example, by another self-confessed ‘80s movie fanboy, Alejandro Amenabar in his “Abre los ojos” (“Open Your Eyes”) remade by Tom Cruise as “Vanilla Sky.” In France, attempts »

- John Hopewell

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Look Back on Drew Barrymore's Adorable First-Ever Golden Globes Appearance

9 January 2017 11:45 AM, PST | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Drew Barrymore attended the Golden Globes on Sunday night looking completely stunning - and she definitely knew it, too. The 41-year-old actress and Golden Globe award winner flaunted her figure on the red carpet in a Monique Lhuillier gown and was equally ebullient while presenting on stage with her Santa Clarita Diet costar Timothy Olyphant. Drew's Globes appearance was her first since 2014, and marked her sixth over time; she first graced the show when she was only 8 years old, hitting the red carpet in a sweet pink princess-style dress and even speaking on stage with her E.T. costar Henry Thomas (seriously, watch the video below, she's ridiculously cute). More proof that Drew has always been one of Hollywood's most delightful humans. Related:These Pictures of Drew Barrymore Will Remind You Why She's Always Been the Best25 Things You Didn't Know About Drew BarrymoreThe '90s It Girls You Wanted (and Still »

- Brittney Stephens

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Animated Fare Like ‘Zootopia’ and ‘Red Turtle’ Toon Into Heavy Issues

6 January 2017 8:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The maxim that good scripts are essential to making good movies is especially true in animation.  In this medium, scripts and storyboards provide blueprints for completely invented worlds, and dialogue is recorded before the animation is done.

There’s been an Oscar category for animated feature for just 15 years; and toon screenplay nominations are relatively recent. Prior to that, animated movies typically were likelier to be recognized for song. Thus far, writer-director Andrew Stanton tops the list of Oscar-nominated animation screenwriters with four to his name (including “Toy Story,” “Wall-e,” “Finding Nemo,” and “Toy Story 3”), and he could compete again this year with the Disney/Pixar billion-dollar winner “Finding Dory.”

There’s another billion-dollar baby attracting awards buzz this season, too.  Disney’s computer-animated “Zootopia” nabbed 11 Annie Award nominations (including writing) and a Golden Globe nod for animated film.  It’s also the only animated feature among AFI’s 2016 honorees. »

- Ellen Wolff

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Titanic, Dirty Dancing, Casablanca and more celebrate big movie anniversaries in 2017!

5 January 2017 1:36 PM, PST | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Titanic, Dirty Dancing, Casablanca and more celebrate big movie anniversaries in 2017!Titanic, Dirty Dancing, Casablanca and more celebrate big movie anniversaries in 2017!Adriana Floridia1/5/2017 4:36:00 Pm

One thing we all look forward to every year is our birthday, and we here at Cineplex like to celebrate the birthdays of movies too!

In 2017, there are tons of memorable films that are hitting milestone ages. While it makes us feel a little old, it also gives us a reason to look back on some of our favourite films and have epic movie marathons (oftentimes, ones where we know all of the lines).

We did some research and compiled a master list of all of the notable films that are celebrating big anniversaries this year. Among the crop are films like Titanic, Blade Runner, The Graduate, and more.

Check out the best movie anniversaries of 2017 below and start planning your movie-themed parties accordingly! »

- Adriana Floridia

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