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London — Director Asif Kapadia has started to shoot “Ali & Nino,” which is produced by Kris Thykier, and adapted from Kurban Said’s novel by Christopher Hampton. Im Global is handling international sales.
Adam Bakri (“Omar”) and Maria Valverde (Ridley Scott’s “Exodus: Gods and Kings”) will star as the titular star-crossed lovers, and will be joined by a cast that includes Mandy Patinkin (“Homeland,” “Criminal Minds,” “The Princess Bride”) and Connie Nielsen (“Nymphomaniac,” “Gladiator”), playing Nino’s parents Gregor and Tamar Kipiani.
Other cast include Riccardo Scamarcio (“Loose Canons,” “My Brother Is an Only Child”), Homayoun Ershadi (“Zero Dark Thirty,” “The Kite Runner”), Fakhraddin Manafov (“Try Not to Breathe,” “Good Bye, Southern City”), Assaad Bouab (“Days of Glory,” “Whatever Lola Wants”), Numan Acar (“Homeland”) and Halit Ergenc (“1001 Nights”).
Ali Khan and Nino Kipiani live in Baku, the cosmopolitan, oil-rich capital of Azerbaijan, which, at the beginning of the 20h century, »
- Leo Barraclough
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7.80 The Lego Movie
6.96 Big Hero 6
6.51 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1
6.40 American Sniper
- Jeff Bayer
When it comes to predicting success and failure in Hollywood, as "The Princess Bride" screenwriter William Goldman famously said, "Nobody knows anything." Well, nobody except the accountants at PricewaterhouseCooper, who are currently counting the Oscar ballots in anticipation of Sunday's Academy Awards. But the rest of us know nothing, even experienced Oscar prognosticators.
That's especially true this year, when only a handful of the 24 categories seem like foregone conclusions. The rest are tight races, all the way down to Best Picture. This should make the Feb. 22 telecast suspenseful, but it also makes filling out your own Oscar ballot harder. Still, here are my predictions, based on nearly three decades of covering the Academy Awards, attending the ceremony a few times, having kept a close watch on the current race, and a wet index finger held up to the wind. If I do well, I'll be bragging on Monday; if not, »
- Gary Susman
The Austin Film Society kicks off a busy week of programming at the Marchesa tonight with the Agfa Endangered Fest II. The event will feature four films from the vaults of the American Genre Film Archive. Everything Is Terrible! is swinging by the Marchesa on Saturday night on their new "Legends" tour to bring you the best discoveries from the VHS era.
From Elizabeth: "Afs is also bringing back 'The Sepia Screen' this weekend, a showcase for some of the movies made for black audiences during America's segregated past. The films shown in July were from Smu's collection; the selections for this month are not part of that bunch. Series co-programmers Lars Nilsen and Dshanya Reese are certain to talk about the historical relevance of the works they selected and the people involved. The show starts at 2 pm on Sunday [tickets. Perhaps this would be a good option for counterprogramming on the day when the whitest Oscars in years occurs."
Over at the Alamo Drafthouse, multiple quote-along screenings of The Princess Bride »
- Matt Shiverdecker
In Disney’s new live-action “Cinderella,” four mice are ballooned into elegant white horses, two lizards are forced to serve as makeshift footmen, and an oblivious old goose gets zapped into driving a pumpkin carriage. But as the American Humane Assn. can attest, no animals were harmed in the making of this delightful if overly safe update of the gold-standard toon classic. More importantly, the underlying property emerges untarnished, as director Kenneth Branagh reverently reimagines Charles Perrault’s classic fairy tale for a new generation the world over, spelling countless opportunities to exploit fresh interest in the story throughout the Disney universe.
The latest in a trend to rework the most precious treasures in the Mouse House vault, “Cinderella” is by far the studio’s most calculated retelling yet, to the extent that those who know the toon by heart may find Chris Weitz’s serviceable script a wee bit dull. »
- Peter Debruge
Hindi films are known for their romance and it is one of the reasons so many people fall in love with the heroes, the heroines and the films! We asked our writers to tell us what moments in Bollywood define love or romance to them, be it a song, a line, a look, or anything that makes you sigh thinking that is Love! So for Valentine’s Day we present what we think is Romance Bollyishstyle!
The One with the Tune and the Recording
- Stacey Yount
Drafthouse Films' Obscure Objects of Desire (or Drafthouse Food if you must) is a new regular column assessing the home cinema releases from the Austin-based distributor.Ari Folman's follow-up to his animated Oscar-nominated documentary, Waltz With Bashir, is a loose adaptation of Polish author Stanislav Lem's mind-bending novel The Futurological Congress, transplanting the action from a futuristic Costa Rica to an all-too believable modern-day Hollywood. Arriving on Blu-ray in the Us courtesy of Drafthouse Films, The Congress stars Robin Wright as a thinly fictionalised version of herself, who has struggled to move past early successes in films like The Princess Bride and Forrest Gump as she enters middle-age. Realising her career is coming to an end, Wright reluctantly accepts an offer from Danny Huston's studio head to...
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Right now, Liza Johnson's historical drama Elvis & Nixon is looking for international buyers at the European Film Market, and that means we get our first look at the film that stars Michael Shannon (Man of Steel) and Kevin Spacey ("House of Cards") as iconic rock musician Elvis Presley and President Richard M. Nixon respectively. The film tells the story of these two American men meeting at the Oval Office when The King asked the president if he could be made a special FBI operative. It's a true story, and one that has never been told on-screen before. Shannon looks weird as Elvis, but I really want to hear him speak. Look! Here's our first look at Liza Johnson's Elvis & Nixon (via THR): Elvis & Nixon is directed by Liza Johnson (Hateship Loveship) and written by actor Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride) working with Hanala & Joey Sagal. The film »
- Ethan Anderton
Back in 1987, my mother took my little sister Nell and me to see a new movie she’d read something about in a newspaper: The Bride Princess, she thought, or maybe the The Princess Bride. This movie ended up changing my sister in a way that can only be described as profound. Before seeing The Princess Bride, Nell refused to wear dresses and didn’t much like books; afterwards, she relaxed the tomboyish dresscode and she read William Goldman’s extremely funny original novel, The Princess Bride, so many times that she got told off at school for bringing it in too much.
The reasons Nell loved The Princess Bride exemplify, I suspect, why it has become »
- Hadley Freeman
It may be hard to believe but, we here at BollySpice, do watch other shows created outside of our beloved Bollywood and we recently came across a fabulous show on ABC. For the last 4 weeks, audiences have been treated to the madcap, medieval, magical, musical comedy adventure Galavant. The hysterically funny, fall off your chair show was a big hit! Created by Dan Fogelman, the series featured music and lyrics by Alan Menken and Glenn Slater. The incredible eclectic cast included Joshua Sasse as Galavant, Karen David as Princess Isabella Maria Lucia Elizabetta of Valencia, Luke Youngblood as Sid, Vinnie Jones as Gareth, Mallory Jansen as Madalena and Timothy Omundson as King Richard. The show also boasted guest spots by stars like John Stamos, Hugh Bonneville, ”Weird Al” Yankovic, Ricky Gervais, and Rutger Hauer.
To truly give you the feel and flavor of Galavant you can check out videos and watch episodes here. »
- Stacey Yount
B&B Wildwood Theatre is having their February Retro Night on Thursday, February 5th. They are showing the 1987 comedy, The Princess Bride. Shows are at 4pm & 7pm.
Wamg invites you to enter for a chance to win free vouchers to see director Rob Reiner’s classic fairytale adventure. The movie stars Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Chris Sarandon, Christopher Guest, Wallace Shawn, Andre the Giant, and Mandy Patinkin.
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- Movie Geeks
Given the cult status of The Mechanic, it’s no wonder that it has only taken four years for director Simon West to reunite with his no-nonsense star Jason Statham for another bout of high-octane action. Only this time around, the filmmaker is shifting the action to Sin City for Wild Card, which will see the Stath step into the shoes of an ex-marine with an uncontrollable penchant for gambling.
With a script from William Goldman — creative mind behind Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid and The Princess Bride – there’s certainly an air of promise with the pair’s latest outing. Centering around Nick Wild (Statham), Wild Card will see our protagonist get in deep with the sharks when he steps up to protect a friend, only to find that he has gotten on the wrong side of some of the most ruthless mob bosses in town.
Granted it »
- Michael Briers
Jason Statham’s Wild Card – or ‘Carta Selvagem’ if you’re of one of our Brazilian readers – reunites everyone’s favourite gruff action star with Simon ‘The Mechanic’ West for an action-thriller that sees him take on Vegas Mob types, no doubt in the kind of Snap game that doesn’t involve any playing cards whatsoever. Here, debuting, is the film’s new poster, positioning Statham against kind of neon backdrop he was born to stand in front of looking hard. Penned by screenwriting great William Goldman, the man behind Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid and The Princess Bride, it’s the story of Nick Wild (Statham), a Vegas bodyguard with a gambling issue. When a pal gets brutally beaten, Wild turns on the perpetrator, only to discover that the man has a powerful dad high up in the Mob. Suddenly, he’s in deep with the city’s crime grandees. »
There are only 331 more filming days until Christmas and festive caper Let It Snow – once known as The Most Wonderful Time – is gathering cast members like Santa gathering elves. The latest to join the jamboree are Olivia Wilde, Anthony Mackie, John Goodman, Ed Helms, June Squibb and Marisa Tomei.That handful (if you’re The Princess Bride’s six-fingered man) will be heading to snowy Pittsburgh to join the previously cast Diane Keaton, Amanda Seyfried and Alan Arkin in a storyline that sounds a little like the final third of Planes, Trains & Automobiles, only without all the travel and not set at Thanksgiving.As an extended family get together for the holidays, everything that can go wrong does go wrong in (hopefully) hilarious ways until, according to the synopsis, “moments of life transition [unfold] for each of them as they realise that a house filled with love and laughter always makes the season bright”. Hmm. »
You might not know who Gary Rydstrom is, but you've certainly heard him before. This is a man whose pioneering sound work has won him seven (!) Academy Awards and brought to life groundbreaking technological advancements like the first film presented in DTS sound ("Jurassic Park") and re-crafting sound mixes in 5.1 surround (after his breakthrough work on "Terminator 2: Judgment Day," he and James Cameron created a new multi-channel mix for the original "Terminator"). He's also directed a pair of Pixar short films ("Lifted" and "Hawaiian Vacation") and overseen the English language dubs of four Studio Ghibli movies ("Tales from Earthsea," "From Up on Poppy Hill," "Arrietty," and last year's Oscar-nominated masterpiece "The Wind Rises"). In short: he's kind of the coolest dude around.
And this weekend he adds another accomplishment to his already unfathomably long list, when his debut feature film "Strange Magic" debuts in theaters nationwide. This bizarre, George Lucas-produced animated fairy tale, »
- Drew Taylor
After living in a cult for fifteen years, Kimmy (Ellie Kemper – The Office) decides to reclaim her life and start over in New York City. Armed with just a backpack, light-up sneakers, and a couple of way-past-due library books, she’s ready to take on a world she didn’t even think existed anymore. Wide-eyed but resilient, nothing is going to stand in her way. She quickly finds a new job (working for 30 Rock’s Jane Krakowski), a new roommate (Tituss Burgess – 30 Rock), and a new beginning. The cast also includes Lauren Adams, Sara Chase, Sol Miranda and Emmy winner Carol Kane (Taxi, The Princess Bride). The new TV [ Read More ]
The post Netflix’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Gets A New Trailer appeared first on Shockya.com. »
- Rudie Obias
After receiving a two-season order from Netflix back in November, the streaming service has released the first trailer for Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. All thirteen episodes will premiere on March 6, 2015 at 12:01am Pt exclusively on Netflix. The 13-episode first season was originally slated to premiere on NBC and instead will now launch exclusively across all Netflix territories.
After living in a cult for fifteen years, Kimmy (Ellie Kemper - The Office) decides to reclaim her life and start over in New York City. Armed with just a backpack, light-up sneakers, and a couple of way-past-due library books, she's ready to take on a world she didn't even think existed anymore. Wide-eyed but resilient, nothing is going to stand in her way. She quickly finds a new job (working for 30 Rock's Jane Krakowski), a new roommate (Tituss Burgess - 30 Rock), and a new beginning. The cast also includes Lauren Adams, Sara Chase, »
Fans of the 1987 film The Princess Bride are excited about the recent book by star Cary Elwes's about the making of the film, and it's been making us reminisce about the romantic fantasy classic. The movie is memorable for so many reasons (like Robin Wright's breathtaking beauty, Elwes's breathtaking beauty, Andre the Giant, and R.O.U.S.s), but it may be most famous for its quotable lines. We've rounded up the best ones, which, incidentally, you can still use in your everyday life. »
Mandy Patinkin is to be the voice of Papa Smurf in Sony's upcoming animated movie.
The Homeland star is in final negotiations to lend his voice to the reboot, reports The Hollywood Reporter.
The reboot will set out to tell the origin story of the blue creatures, and has a release date of August 5, 2016.
To pinpoint the appeal of British B-movie bruiser Jason Statham, one need look no further than the place where the ball of Statham’s foot, the crown of his head, or the bend of his elbow makes sudden, bone-shattering contact with some lesser specimen of the human gene pool. Such collisions, alas, are too few and far between in “Wild Card,” a serviceable Vegas neo-noir that carries an unusually tony pedigree for a Statham vehicle (in the form of Oscar-winning screenwriter William Goldman), but lacks the amped-up Looney Tunes mayhem of the “Transporter” and “Crank” franchises. Lionsgate is wisely betting low on this Jan. 30 release, with a limited theatrical run and a more aggressive VOD push.
“Wild Card” represents the second attempt by Goldman (“All the President’s Men,” “The Princess Bride”) and producer Cassian Elwes to fashion a movie from the writer’s 1985 paperback potboiler, “Heat,” about the various entanglements of one Nick Escalante, »
- Scott Foundas
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