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Scorsese and De Niro together again in 2016?

3 October 2015 11:02 AM, PDT | | See recent AwardsDaily news »

It’s no secret that Robert De Niro is one of the greatest actors that ever lived. Just look at the list of classics: Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, The Godfather Part II, »

- Jordan Ruimy

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Exclusive Sneek Peak at violent future-shock noir Narcopolis

1 October 2015 2:49 AM, PDT | | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Blade Runner meets Miami Vice in writer/director Justin Trefgarne’s moody and macabre mind bender Narcopolis, opening in New York City this Friday, October 2nd at the IFC Center. Veteran British thesp Jonathan Pryce, he of Something Wicked This Way Comes and Brazil fame stars in this strange thriller, set in a future where all drugs are…

The post Exclusive Sneek Peak at violent future-shock noir Narcopolis appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

- Chris Alexander

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The Martian, loneliness and space movies

29 September 2015 2:11 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Films offer some of the best explorations of isolation and loneliness, argues James...

"In space no one can hear you scream." . The tagline for Alien, and the sad truth for anyone who's crying out for company in the wider cosmos beyond our stratosphere.

The following is a true story - many winters ago I decided that it'd be a good idea to leave behind my loved ones and wider society and go into solitary exile. I made an agreement with a stranger online and said I would spend the whole of that December looking after her two cats while she was away in Australia.

I then headed off to a cottage in the Welsh Valleys to fulfil this responsibility and, aside from those two indifferent kitties, I had no company at all. In my mind I'd envisioned this as a perfect retreat from a Christmas season I couldn't be mithered »

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Box Office: ‘Hotel Transylvania 2’ Overshadowing ‘The Intern’

23 September 2015 10:15 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Hotel Transylvania 2” will take a bite out of the box office this weekend, as “The Intern” looks to recapture the sparkle of past Nancy Meyers hits like “Something’s Gotta Give” and “It’s Complicated.”

Then there’s “Everest,” the high-altitude adventure that got off to a muscular start in a limited Imax and premium format run last weekend. It expands to 3,004 theaters on Friday. The trio of high profile releases join holdovers like “Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials” and “Black Mass” in powering what is shaping up to be a healthy September for ticket sales. The past three weekends have seen overall receipts top the year-ago period, and overall revenues are up 20% from last year. The streak could continue if the combination of the “Hotel Transylvania” followup, Meyers’ latest comedy, and the mountaineering drama prove to be a bigger draw than Denzel Washington’s “The Equalizer” and “The »

- Brent Lang

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The 10 Best Films at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival

21 September 2015 12:00 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

When a few hundred films stop by the 40th Toronto International Film Festival (289, to be exact), it’s certainly impossible to cover everything, but we were able to catch about 90 features (along with dozens of shorts) — and, with that, it’s time to conclude our experience.

We’ve rounded up our top ten films screened during the festival, followed by a list of the complete coverage, and stay tuned over the next months (or years) as we bring updates on features as they make their way to screens. One can also click here for a link to all of our coverage, including news, trailers, reviews and much more. As always, thanks for reading, and let us know what you’re most looking forward to in the comments below.

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What has set cinema back — both from the perspective of those who make, and those who write about it »

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Venice 2015: 'For Your Love' review

12 September 2015 2:34 PM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★☆☆☆ Following a Malickian break between films - his debut Round the Moons Between Earth and Sea was released in 1997 - Giuseppe M. Gaudino tells with For Your Love (2015), the final entry to compete for the Golden Lion at the 72nd Venice Film Festival, a tale of ordinary madness told in an extraordinary but often scattergun way. The woman on the verge of as nervous breakdown is Anna Ruotolo Scaglione, played by Italian actor and director Valeria Golino. A long musical introduction Neapolitan dialect introduces us to Anna as a "capascaqua" or "featherbrain" as the subtitles would have it. However, right from the start Gaudino suggests that Anna is suffering from a quite severe mental illness.

Anna's general unhappiness is already evident from her face, but as if that wasn't enough For Your Love is mostly played out in an ill-conceived monochrome palette reminiscent of those adverts for Calvin Klein's Obsession. »

- CineVue UK

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Terry Gilliam Dies; Promptly Releases Trailer for Memoir

10 September 2015 8:40 AM, PDT | | See recent QuietEarth news »

You may have heard that Terry Gilliam is dead. That is, according to Variety who released news of the director's demise on September 8, 2015. Not surprisingly, this came as a bit of shock to the director of such films as Brazil, Time Bandits and, most recently, Zero Theorem (review), who later made an apology to fans for being dead.

Never one to miss an opportunity, Gilliam took advant [Continued ...] »

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Variety shocks Terry Gilliam fans with false obituary

10 September 2015 8:21 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Variety has terrified Monty Python fans by announcing the death of actor and director Terry Gilliam (The Zero Theorem), before correcting their mistake hours later.

See Also: Funko announces Monty Python and the Holy Grail Pop! Vinyl figures for November

The mistake was swiftly noticed on Twitter, with journalist Sean Fitzgerald asking whether someone pressed “the publish button on the wrong post”.

Variety swiftly issued a correction via their own Twitter account, apologising for the error.

Correction: Variety incorrectly published an article stating that director Terry Gilliam passed away. We’re deeply sorry for the mistake.

— Variety (@Variety) September 8, 2015

The Brazil director himself responded to the news on Facebook in typically tongue-in-cheek fashion as he said sorry for being dead to those who had already bought tickets for his upcoming talks.

It’s safe to say that Gilliam has neither expired, ceased to be, gone to meet his maker or shuffled off his mortal coil. »

- Tom Beasley

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Terry Gilliam responds to erroneous reports of his death in the best possible way

10 September 2015 1:26 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

A recent article from Variety wrongly claimed that Terry Gilliam was dead - but that hasn't stopped the director from confirming the reports of his demise.

The Monty Python star took to social media in response to Tuesday's (September 8) error and apologised for the massive inconvenience of his passing.

I Apologise For Being Dead especially to those who have already bought tickets to the upcoming talks, but, Variety has...

Posted by Terry Gilliam on Wednesday, 9 September 2015

"I Apologise For Being Dead especially to those who have already bought tickets to the upcoming talks, but, Variety has announced my demise," Gilliam wrote. "Don't believe their retraction and apology!"

In typical Gilliam style, the post also uses a photoshopped picture of the Oscar-nominated director on a death bed, with a sign reading: "He was only 30! Bad reviews from Variety aged him!"

Terry Gilliam dead? Did somebody press the publish button on the wrong post? »

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How Terry Gilliam Feels About The Obituary Mishap

9 September 2015 5:41 PM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

For a second we thought we.d lost another Python. We were told that Terry Gilliam had ceased to be. But luckily it was just a news publication getting the news very, very wrong, and, as they say, rumors of Terry Gilliam's demise have been greatly exaggerated. Though to be fair, one of the people currently exaggerating them is Terry Gilliam.   (function(d, s, id) {  var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];  if (d.getElementById(id)) return;  js = d.createElement(s); = id;  js.src = "//";  fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); I Apologize For Being Dead especially to those who have already bought tickets to the upcoming talks, but, Variety has... Posted by Terry Gilliam on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 The director of Brazil, and member of a small British comedy troupe you probably never heard of, posted this »

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The top 20 underappreciated films of 1984

8 September 2015 6:21 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The year that gave us Gremlins, Ghostbusters and The Temple Of Doom also gave us these 20 underappreciated movies...

It's been said that 1984 was a vintage year for movies, and looking back, it's easy to see why. The likes of Ghostbusters and Gremlins served up comedy, action and the macabre in equal measure. James Cameron's The Terminator cemented Arnold Schwarzenegger's star status and gave us one of the greatest sci-fi action movies of the decade.

This was also the year where the Coen brothers made their screen debut with the stunning thriller Blood Simple, and when the Zucker brothers followed up Airplane! with the equally hilarious Top Secret! And we still haven't even mentioned Beverly Hills Cop, This Is Spinal Tap, The Karate Kid, Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom and the unexpectedly successful romantic comedy, Splash. Then there was Milos Forman's sumptuous period drama Amadeus, which »

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How 'Brazil' gave me the answers to life, the universe, and everything

24 August 2015 10:00 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

I never had a crisis of faith, because I never had any real faith in the first place. My parents were not wildly religious, but it was important to their lives in a general sense. My father's mother was a church organist, and my mother's mother was active in her own church in any number of ways. Both of my grandmothers lived in Memphis, so when we'd visit them, we'd have to make sure to schedule a trip long enough to show up at each of their churches at least once, just so they got to show off their grandchildren to their friends. In the life of my parents, church always seemed to serve primarily a social function. We moved frequently because of my dad's work as an engineer, and every place we moved, they became active in their local church. Each time, they made friends and they found a »

- Drew McWeeny

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13 strange changes made to movies during production

17 August 2015 4:28 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

From title changes to the addition of rubber demons, here's a selection of some rather strange movie alterations from cinema history...

The course of film production seldom runs smooth, and even the greatest films can suffer from all sorts of behind-the-scenes problems. For a very recent example, just look at Fantastic Four, a film with which suffered the kind of difficult production that will no doubt inspire books on the subject in the near future.

At any rate, the movies on this list are all examples of strange (and sometimes last-minute) changes, often imposed by producers or executives. In some unfortunate cases, the changes haven't been particularly beneficial, but one alteration turned out to be a pioneering moment in cinema history.

In every instance, the changes are unusual, surprising, or sometimes downright baffling ...

The Cabinet Of Dr Caligari (1921)

A classic of German cinema, Robert Weine's silent horror film is widely »

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Raising Caine on TCM: From Smooth Gay Villain to Tough Guy in 'Best British Film Ever'

5 August 2015 11:27 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Michael Caine young. Michael Caine movies: From Irwin Allen bombs to Woody Allen classic It's hard to believe that Michael Caine has been around making movies for nearly six decades. No wonder he's had time to appear – in roles big and small and tiny – in more than 120 films, ranging from unwatchable stuff like the Sylvester Stallone soccer flick Victory and Michael Ritchie's adventure flick The Island to Brian G. Hutton's X, Y and Zee, Joseph L. Mankiewicz's Sleuth (a duel of wits and acting styles with Laurence Olivier), and Alfonso Cuarón's Children of Men. (See TCM's Michael Caine movie schedule further below.) Throughout his long, long career, Caine has played heroes and villains and everything in between. Sometimes, in his worst vehicles, he has floundered along with everybody else. At other times, he was the best element in otherwise disappointing fare, e.g., Philip Kaufman's Quills. »

- Andre Soares

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Venice film festival reveals 2015 line-up

29 July 2015 3:44 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Danish Girl, starring Eddie Redmayne, and Atom Egoyan’s Remember among the 21 competition titles.Scroll down for full line-up

The 72nd Venice Film Festival (Sept 2-12) has unveiled the 55 features – mixing star vehicles and international auteurs – that will make up this year’s official selection.

Venice director Alberto Barbera and Biennale president Paolo Baratta announced the line-up this morning.

As previously announced, Baltasar Kormakur’s mountaineering thriller Everest, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, will open the festival on Sept 2. The Universal release will play out of competition.

Birdman, last year’s opening night film, went on to be named best picture at this year’s Academy Awards, while multiple Oscar-winner Gravity bowed at the 2013 edition.

Venice also revealed that Guan Hu’s Mr Six will close the festival on Sept 12. Feng Xiaogang plays the title character, a former gangster living alone with various illnesses, who is tempted back into the business by his son.

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Venice Fest Reveals Robust Lineup Featuring Hollywood Stars and International Auteurs

29 July 2015 2:15 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Rome — The Venice Film Festival has unveiled a potentially strong lineup with enough studio/specialty titles toplining A-list stars — including Jake Gyllenhaal (“Everest”), Johnny Depp (“Black Mass”) and Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne (“The Danish Girl”) — to boost its role as a classy awards-season platform, plus new works by Charlie Kaufman, Alexander Sokurov, Amos Gitai, Marco Bellocchio and many other high-caliber international auteurs.

As previously announced, Baltasar Kormakur’s mountain-climbing thriller “Everest” from Universal, starring Gyllenhaal, will open Venice out of competition on Sept. 2 — a nice coup for artistic director Alberto Barbera, segueing from “Birdman” as opener last year, and sci-fi thriller “Gravity” in 2013.

With Toronto less aggressive in its push to secure more world preems, Venice is bowing several hot titles — including Cary Fukunaga’s child-soldier drama “Beasts of No Nation,” Atom Egoyan’s “Remember” and Tom McCarthy’s “Spotlight,” featuring Michael Keaton’s first post-“Birdman” screen appearance — that are subsequently Toronto-bound. »

- Nick Vivarelli

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Round-Up: Dead Rising: Watchtower International Release, El Rey Network’s Creature Features, The Walking Dead on Winnin, Appetites Photo Gallery

10 July 2015 8:26 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

International release dates have been announced for over 17 countries for Zach Lipovsky's Dead Rising: Watchtower. Also: details on The Walking Dead and battle app, Winnin, joining forces, as well as a full image gallery for Appetites.

Dead Rising: Watchtower: Press Release: "Content Media is set to release the highly anticipated Dead Rising: Watchtower internationally, presented by Legendary Digital, available to rent or own on all major digital platforms on selected dates worldwide across Europe, Asia, Australasia, South America and Africa from July 1st 2015. The international release follows its Us release through Sony’s Crackle streaming service in March.

Legendary Digital presents Dead Rising: Watchtower, a Dead Rising/Contradiction Films Production- directed by Zach Lipovsky (Leprechaun: Origins), written and produced by Tim Carter (Mortal Kombat: Legacy), and executive produced by Tomas Harlan (Mortal Kombat: Legacy) and Lorenzo di Bonaventura (the Transformers franchise). Based on the widely popular Capcom video »

- Tamika Jones

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Terry Gilliam Talks Criterion Release Of ‘The Fisher King,’ Working With The Late Robin Williams & Much More

24 June 2015 2:01 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

When you look back Terry Gilliam’s embattled, Sisyphean career, documented in films like “Lost In La Mancha” or chronicled in stories of the filmmaker taking out an ad in Variety against Universal for holding “Brazil” ransom” and eventually winning that battle, one generally doesn’t think of the mythic comedy “The Fisher King.” Critically acclaimed, universally loved, and nominated for five Academy Awards including a Best Actor nomination for the late Robin Williams (it won Best Supporting Actor for Mercedes Ruehl), “The Fisher King” is generally not the film one thinks about when they think "beleaguered Terry Gilliam movie". But it’s interesting to hear its narrative in the context of those that were there at the time looking back on getting the film made. Out on DVD/Blu-Ray this week thanks to the Criterion Collection, the DVD extras paint a lesser-known picture: Terry Gilliam close to being locked »

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‘Game of Thrones’ Thesp Jonathan Pryce, Greta Scacchi Shoot ‘White King’

18 June 2015 4:04 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — “The White King,” which stars “Game of Thrones” and “Wolf Hall” thesp Jonathan Pryce and Greta Scacchi, has started filming in Hungary.

The White King,” which is based on the book by Gyorgy Dragoman, follows Djata, a precocious 12-year-old boy coming to grips with his father’s internment by the totalitarian state he calls home. Preyed upon by secret police officers and venal dignitaries, Djata and his mother are forced to navigate a world of propaganda, abuse and vicious gangs, making them risk everything to reunite their family.

Pryce’s recent roles include Cardinal Wolsey in “Wolf Hall” and High Sparrow in “Game of Thrones.” He has won two Tonys — in 1977 for “Comedians” and in 1991 for “Miss Saigon.” His movie credits include “Brazil,” “Evita,” “Tomorrow Never Dies” and the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise. Scacchi won an Emmy playing Czarina Alexandra in “Rasputin.” Other screen credits include “White Mischief, »

- Leo Barraclough

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