The winner of the third annual Audience Award at the Glasgow Film Festival has been announced as Alankrita Shrivastava’s Lipstick Under My Burkha. Shrivastava was presented with the award by Doctor Who and Broadchurch star David Tennant at the Glasgow Film Theatre before the festival’s Closing Gala, the World Premiere of Mad To Be Normal.
Shrivastava and the film gained international attention this week following the decision by India’s Censor Board of Film Certification (Cbfc) to deny its theatrical release, citing the ‘lady-orientated’ subject matter and ‘sexual scenes and abusive words’.
Lipstick Under My Burkha tells the stories of four Indian women seeking more from life than docile domesticity. Young mother Shirin feels she must hide her professional success from her husband. Ambitious beautician Leela takes the lead with her Muslim boyfriend even as her family arranges her marriage to a nice Hindi boy. College girl Rehana »
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Paul Davis gave us one of the single best behind-the-scenes looks at An American Werewolf in London, entitled Beware the Moon. Since then we’ve been wondering what would be next for Davis. Today the answer has come. From the Press… Continue Reading →
- Steve Barton
The 1980s has become the most beloved decade on TV, with leading shows mining inspiration from its defining films. But it’s not just a case of style – the era’s refreshing approach to social issues still appeals
Just in case the point isn’t already made, the woman walks past an electronics store in which Max Headroom is snarling out of every television set. The only way the point could be made any clearer would be if Rick Astley, Alf the alien, Gary Coleman and Tiffany cartwheeled across the screen screeching: “Welcome to 1987, dudes!”
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- Hadley Freeman
Dante Basco, the actor who played Rufio in Steven Spielberg’s Peter Pan sequel Hook, is Kickstarting a fan-fic film that tells the backstory of his character, who serves as the leader of The Lost Boys. In addition to Basco, the writer/director Jonah Feingold -- who collaborated with Nash Grier on a YouTube series titled Confessions Of A Teenage Cupid last year -- is set to helm the project, which is called Bangarang.
The short film will follow 13-year-old Roofus, according to its Kickstarter page, with a pre-Neverland story that has been reverse engineered from Hook -- including how Rufio became the leader of the Lost Boys, where ‘bangarang’ -- a battle cry of sorts -- comes from, and how he got his famed mohawk.
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- Geoff Weiss
Considering all of the horrible movie ideas out there that actually make it to the big screen, I actually find this one to be completely legit. While Steven Spielberg’s Hook never got any credit for being a good movie, I always thought it was kind of fun. Far and away the best parts of the movie are when adult Peter Pan is trying to get his mojo back with The Lost Boys. Their leader, Rufio, was one of the more dynamic characters of the movie. Now some 26 years after Hook was released the actor who played Rufio, Dante Basco,
- Nat Berman
Arrow is poised to take aim at the homicidal side of its titular hero following Wednesday night’s atypical gun control-themed episode.
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During the hour, a disgruntled husband and father, who lost his family in a mass shooting, opened fire at the mayor’s office, killing at least seven people. While Oliver The Politician took a strong stance on gun control regulation in the tragedy’s aftermath, the question remains: Will the loss of life and ensuing firearms debate impact his stance on killing as Green Arrow? »
E! is going back to (’90s high) school: The network is developing a series reboot of the 1999 teen film Jawbreaker.
The new project is an hour-long scripted series, our sister site Deadline reports, based on the pitch-black cult hit that starred Rose McGowan, Rebecca Gayheart and Julie Benz as status-obsessed teens whose prank turns deadly. The E! reboot will feature a clique of Beverly Hills friends who are forced to keep a terrible secret after a bachelorette party gone wrong.
Darren Stein, who wrote and directed the original film, »
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“Kill your brother. You’ll feel better.” Such is the self-assured advice of Mr. Alan Frog (Jamison Newlander), one-half of the Frog Brothers, the Santa Carla vampire-killing duo from Joel Schumacher’s 1987 glampire flick, The Lost Boys. He is addressing Sam (Corey Haim), the new kid in town who has noticed his brother Michael (Jason Patric) suffering some very strange symptoms, including staying up late at night, showing a translucent reflection, and having the ability to uncontrollably float past Sam’s room.
Equipped with little more than two fingers slapped together in a makeshift crucifix, Sam is clearly in over his head. Thankfully, the Frog Brothers are more than happy to impart on Sam their collective wisdom on vampires, which you might also know as night crawlers, bloodsuckers, or even el vampiro. Their overzealous need to share this knowledge would be right at home in a horror convention, because at their core, »
- Bryan Christopher
Reign kicked off its farewell season Friday by throwing a surprise wedding, complete with all the traditional good luck charms: something old, something new, something borrowed, and someone drugged in the back of a carriage and kidnapped. (That’s everything, right?)
As if mourning her best friend wasn’t enough to put a damper on Mary’s day, she also found herself taken against her will by the Earl of Clan Gordon, who was just itching for Mary to wed his son George. What the Earl didn’t realize, »
It looks like Clarke may have to write that list, after all.
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Wednesday’s episode of The 100 offered a glimmer of hope for the Arkadians in the form of a hydro generator, but when the retrieval mission took an unexpected turn — Bellamy chose to blow it up, rather than bring it home, to liberate a group of prisoners — Raven’s already-fragile survival plan basically fell to pieces.
“The point needs to be made that some of the decisions Bellamy makes are because he’s put in very difficult situations, »
During this Thursday’s episode (The CW, 8/7c), which finds Dean struggling with rapid memory loss, “there’s a beautiful scene where he is talking to himself in the mirror, and he just cries a single tear,” Ruth Connell, who plays the Winchesters’ witchy frenemy Rowena, tells TVLine.
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The hunter’s Memento-esque condition is the result of a spell that forces Sam to call upon Rowena for help in tracking down a powerful old-world witch clan. »
The Lost Boys #5 hits comic book stores today, and we’ve got a preview of the issue for you here courtesy of Vertigo; check it out…
The Blood Belles reveal their true reason for coming to Santa Carla: unleashing a vampire threat unlike anything the world has ever seen. If you thought lost boys were bad, wait until these girls get their way.
The Lost Boys #5 is out now, priced $3.99. »
- Amie Cranswick
Warning: The following contains Major spoilers for Monday’s Jane the Virgin. Proceed at your risk!
The day many Jane the Virgin fans — and executive producer Jennie Urman — feared is here.
During Monday night’s game-changing episode, a popular theory came true when the titular heroine’s hubby Michael (played by Brett Dier) died in the middle of his Lsat test. And all those ominous hints from the narrator didn’t do anything to help ease the shock as the former detective’s heart gave out due to complications from his earlier gunshot wound.
Charmed fans will have to wait a little bit longer. According to The Hollywood Reporter, The CW's upcoming reboots of Charmed and The Lost Boys have been postponed to 2018.From Jennie Snyder Urman, the Charmed remake will be set in 1976 and feature new characters. As reported earlier, original series castmembers Shannen Doherty, Rose McGowan, Holly Marie Combs, and Alyssa Milano are not attached to the reboot.Read More… »
Need to catch up? Check out the previous Riverdale recap here.
In its first episode, Riverdale gave us a nice, juicy murder-mystery to chew on with the death of Jason Blossom. And in its second episode, it… revealed the killer?!
Rather than save the big reveal for the season finale, Riverdale came out guns blazing on Thursday night, with the sheriff arriving at school to haul in — Jason’s twin sister Cheryl. But is Riverdale’s queen beyotch really responsible for her beloved brother’s death? Let’s take a closer look at her actions this week.
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Vicky Colf has been named chief technology officer for Warner Bros. Entertainment, overseeing the studio’s portfolio of technology services and solutions as head of the newly created Warner Bros. Technology business unit.
Colf, who previously led the studio’s technology teams as executive VP and Gm of technology solutions and technical operations, will continue to report to Thomas Gewecke, WB’s chief digital officer and executive VP of strategy and business development.
Concurrent with her promotion, the studio has formed Warner Bros. Technology (Wbt) to centralize technology functions and staff. Wbt — which will serve all other studio business units — is responsible for managing enterprise systems and solutions, emerging platforms and R&D, information and content security, consumer intelligence, content mastering and delivery, over-the-top platform strategy and support, and digital ownership strategies.
“In a time of rapid changes across the technology and entertainment landscapes, Vicky’s strong leadership, passion for innovation, »
- Todd Spangler
Author: Thomas Alexander
It is now one of the hottest, most eagerly anticipated, fixtures on calendars and the recent 2017 Glasgow Film Festival (Gff) programme launch proves there is plenty to look forward to.
The thirteenth annual film festival kicks off on February 15th and will see Ben Wheatley once again feature in the programme. This year Wheatley returns with Free Fire, a 1970s based shootout flick starring Brie Larson and Armie Hammer, and will host a special Q&A (as already reported).
As always with Gff, there will be a variety on offer from world cinema and beyond including Paul Verhoeven’s Golden Globe winner, Elle, and Shin Godzilla (Shin Gojira) directed by Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi.
The Lost Boys will »
- Thomas Alexander
Later this year, Joel Schumacher’s landmark horror comedy The Lost Boys celebrates its 30th anniversary, and to celebrate the milestone, author and filmmaker Paul Davis is embarking on his newest project, Lost in the Shadows: The Story of The Lost Boys, which is a book that chronicles every aspect that went into bringing the vampires of Santa Cruz, and those who fought against them, to life.
Over the weekend, Davis (whose recent print retrospective for An American Werewolf in London sold out in record time) hosted a 30th anniversary panel at Imats (International Make-Up Artist Trade Show) 2017 Los Angeles to celebrate the brilliant special effects of The Lost Boys, and he brought a few friends along with him, including co-stars Alex Winter, Jamison Newlander, and Billy Wirth, as well as legendary makeup artists Ve Neill, Greg Cannom, and Steve Laporte.
Even though we recently ran our Practical-ly Perfect column for this month, »
- Heather Wixson
The full programme for the 2017 Glasgow Film Festival (Feb 15-26) has been revealed.
The festival will host 65 UK premieres, 67 Scottish premieres and nine world and international premieres.
Other highlights include UK Premieres of Raoul Peck’s I Am Not Your Negro, Terrence Malick’s Voyage of Time: Life’s Journey [pictured], Cate Shortland’s Berlin Syndrome and Aki Kaurismäki’s The Other Side of Hope.
Horror Channel FrightFest has announced its line-up for the 2017 Glasgow Film Festival next month, bringing a record fourteen films, including ten UK premieres. Check out the full line-up here…
Thurs 23 Feb – Gft Screen 1
21:00 A Cure For Wellness (Special screening)
An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company’s CEO from an idyllic but mysterious “wellness centre” at a remote location in the Swiss Alps. He soon suspects that the spa’s miraculous treatments are not what they seem. When he begins to unravel its terrifying secrets, his sanity is tested, as he finds himself diagnosed with the same curious illness that keeps all the guests here longing for the cure.
23:40 Phantasm: Remastered (Scottish Premiere)
Set to introduce a new generation to the deranged charms of the cult classic, »
- Gary Collinson
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