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Monty Python star honoured for his contribution to film.
John Cleese will receive the Honorary Heart of Sarajevo Award at the 23rd Sarajevo Film Festival (August 11-18).
The prize is awarded for an extraordinary contribution to the art of film.
After the awards ceremony, the festival will screen Cleese’s comedy A Fish Called Wanda as part of its open air programme.
The 2017 festival will also pay tribute to documentarian Joshua Oppenheimer.
The two-time Oscar nominee will attend the festival to participate in a masterclass and audience Q&A session.
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To celebrate Mother's Day we're taking a look at our 5 favourite mother/daughter acting duos who've made a name for themselves in Hollywood.
Not only are these two mother and daughter but they've had some of the most iconic female roles in horror movie history. Janet Leigh was a bonafide scream queen from the late 1950's up until the early 1980's. She starred in Touch of Evil, The Fog, and of course Psycho for which she received an Oscar nomination. Jamie Lee Curtis first gained mainstream attention with her portrayal of Laurie in John Carpenter's Halloween which sparked a multi-decade franchise. She has since solidified herself among Hollywood greats with Freaky Friday, True Lies, and A Fish Called Wanda.
Here's another pairing with »
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Tribeca Shortlist is a streaming service which curates films based on the preferences of its so-called Shortlister, who can be actors, producers, writers, directors and more (just as long as they love movies). This April, their designated Shortlister is filmmaker and actor Taika Waititi.
Known for his previous award-winning (and box office-smashing) film “The Hunt For the Wilderpeople” and his upcoming Marvel conquest “Thor: Ragnarok,” Waititi recently sat down with the good people at Tribeca Shortlist to discuss his appreciation for the indies that influenced him.
From “Swingers” to “The Thing,” in our exclusive videos, Waititi discusses how these films opened his eyes to the independent realm of filmmaking and that “cinema could be more than just giant films, blockbusters, and action films.”
Turns out, that all began when he was just »
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Titan Comics in excited to announce it will publish The Death of Stalin, which is the original graphic novel that inspired the upcoming Armando Iannucci (Veep, In The Loop) film of the same name. Fans can expect the novel to hit comic stores and bookstores in the fall. The film will feature an all-star cast of household names including, Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire), Simon Russell Beale (Into the Woods), Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter), Michael Palin (A Fish Called Wanda), and Jeffrey Tambor (Arrested Development). Titan describes the novel: The Death Of Stalin is the story of a dictatorship plunged into madness. And it’s all based on truth. Joseph Stalin, the “Father of the People,” the man who reigned in absolute power over the people of Russia, had a stroke in the middle of the night on March 2nd 1953. He was declared dead two days later. Two days of fierce competition for the supreme power, »
Closed by Gaumont, the sale was in the seven figure range. A bidding war involved several distributors, including A24 and The Orchard, according to insiders. The film is a comic look at how Joseph Stalin’s stroke in 1953 threw the Ussr into chaos and inspired a mad power grab among his top advisers. It reunites IFC with Armando Iannucci. The company released the writer and director’s “In the Loop,” which earned Iannucci an Oscar nomination for its screenplay. He also created the Emmy-winning political satire “Veep” for HBO. Adrian McLoughlin plays Stalin. Iannucci specializes in a kind of four-letter filled lunacy and has long applied his rapier wit to taking down the pettiness of bureaucratic infighting in the likes of “In the Loop,” “Veep, »
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Back in November, some intriguing social media activity led to speculation that John Cleese (Monty Python, A Fish called Wanda, the Harry Potter movies) had signed on for a role in one of Warner Bros.' upcoming Dceu films. Though this was fairly tenuous evidence, we might just have a bit more to go on now. Ahead of an on-stage Q&A, the actor/comedian Tweeted out the image below, and visible on the table beside him are: Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Justice League: Origin and Batman Noir: The Black Mirror. Getting into character before tonight's Q&A in Worcester, Ma pic.twitter.com/ajek3bpyQS — John Cleese (@JohnCleese) January 20, 2017 This still isn't anything like irrefutable proof of course (he could even be trolling fans after hearing about the rumors), but unless Cleese is an avid DC Comics reader in his spare time, it's definitely a pretty good »
David Crow Jan 11, 2017
The superhero genre has come a long way in the 21st century. Once considered a trashy blockbuster oddity that was as dead as Bat-nipples 17 years ago, superhero movies are now the defining entertainment and escapism de jour of our times, just as the Western or musical was a half-century ago. If you need any better confirmation consider this: Deadpool, the movie that features Ryan Reynolds making dick jokes after breaking his foot on the metallic package of X-Man Colossus, is now nominated for the Daryl F Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures from the Producers Guild of America.
The PGA is not exactly a household name among casual moviegoers. Unlike the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science’s Oscars, »
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