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‘Killer Mermaids’ DVD Review

29 June 2015 2:39 PM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Franco Nero, Kristina Klebe, Natalie Burn, Dragan Micanovic, Miodrag Krstovic, Slobodan Stefanovic, Sofija Rajovic, Zorana Kostic Obradovic, Jelena Rakocevic, Janko Cekic | Written by Marko Backovic, Barry Keating, Milan Konjevic | Directed by Milan Todorovic

Serbian director Milan Todorovic, who helmed the direct-to-dvd Ken Foree starrer Apocalyse of the Dead (aka Zone of the Dead), returns to the horror genre with Killer Mermaids, which follows two friends Kelly (Klebe) and Lucy (Burn) who travel into the depths of Montenegro to visit an old friend.

While there, they decide to explore an abandoned military fortress located on a remote island. As the summer sun quickly sets, the dark mystery of the night envelopes the girls as they realise they are not alone. There are secrets which must be protected and an evil darkness hidden beneath the island. Awaking the mythical terror, dawn may never come for the two girls who realise they »

- Phil Wheat

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Giuseppe Tornatore, Amma Asante, RZA, And Tate Taylor Line Up New Directing Gigs

28 May 2015 8:29 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

"Cinema Paradiso" and "Malena" director Giuseppe Tornatore is turning the camera toward one of the greatest cinematic composers of all time. He'll be helming a documentary about the legendary Ennio Morricone. But this won't just be a straight talking-head affair, as the movie will also feature a narrative piece as well that "will reconstruct key moments, anecdotes, and situations which have been essential steps of the artistic and personal path that Morricone’s life has taken." Filming will begin in August. [Deadline] Read More: Trailer For Giuseppe Tornatore's 'The Best Offer'. The brewing project "A United Kingdom" with David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike now has a director. "Belle" helmer Amma Asante will film this tale that "tells the true story of Seretse Khama, a member of the royal family in the country of Bechuanaland, a former English colony and south African nation that would one day become Botswana, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Giuseppe Tornatore Composing Ennio Morricone Documentary – Cannes

22 May 2015 10:12 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Mandragora Group (Beyond The Hills) and Piano B Produzioni are teaming with helmer Giuseppe Tornatore for a documentary feature based on the life and work of legendary composer Ennio Morricone. Bobby Păunescu, Dragoṣ Săvulescu, George Shu and Serena Menarini are producing. Principal photography starts in August. Tornatore first collaborated with Morricone on Oscar winner Cinema Paradiso. He is shooting interviews for the doc in several locales and filming a… »

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MK2 Bows Second Cinema Paradiso Edition, Eyes Expansion (Exclusive)

18 May 2015 10:41 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

MK2, the Paris-based arthouse exhibition and sales company, is ramping up its alternative moviegoing projects with the second edition of Cinema Paradiso.

Created and spearheaded by MK2 Agency’s boss Elisha Karmitz, Cinema Paradiso is an 11-day festival dedicated to movies, food and clubbing housed at the Grande Palais, one of Paris’ most prestigious venues. For the occasion, the Grand Palais will be transformed with two 2,000-seat theaters featuring front-row beds, France’s biggest nightclub, a bowling alley and a restaurant. Karmitz, who started his career in the music industry, has secured a strong lineup of DJs and musicians such as Breakbot.

Cinema Paradiso will host the French premiere of “Entourage” for Warner Bros. on the festival’s opening night on June 16. Xavier Dolan’s “Mommy” will also playing on opening night.

Cinema Paradiso has also attracted Chanel as a sponsor. The fashion house will customize the bowling alley inside »

- Elsa Keslassy

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In London Underground's 'Skyfall' Station, A Subterranean Cinema Is Born

29 April 2015 10:19 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Here's a nifty way to get audiences back in movie theaters that actually works: build one underground. The Underground Film Club will host a series of screenings at Charing Cross, the abandoned tube station where big action set pieces for Bond films including "Skyfall" and "Die Another Day" unfolded. Moviegoing Londoners will be treated to subterranean viewings of "Blade Runner," "Some Like It Hot," "Strangers on a Train," "Breakfast at Tiffany's," "Casablanca," "Cinema Paradiso" and "Paddington," which also shot in the station, closed since 1999. Supported by the British Film Institute and organized by Rooftop Film Club, the pop-up cinema heralds London's upcoming all-night tube service expected to begin on September 12. Other events include behind-the-scenes tours and a photography exhibit at Westminster station. Check out a gallery of photos inside the theater here, and more from Mashable »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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Action as Irons and Tornatore shoot in Scotland by Richard Mowe - 2015-04-27 10:38:44

27 April 2015 2:38 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Giuseppe Tornatore with his star Jeremy Irons now shooting The Correspondence

Oscar-winning actor Jeremy Irons has been striding the streets of Edinburgh this week for a new film shooting on location from Italian director Giuseppe Tornatore, who made the classic Cinema Paradiso, for which he won an Academy Award.

Irons plays an astrophysics professor in The Correspondence, which is being filmed in Edinburgh as well as on San Giulio Island in the Piemont region of Italy, and Trentino Alto Adige and parts of England.

The film centres on Irons’ relationship with his student, Amy (Olga Kurylenko) . Her character is also a stuntwoman for television and cinema whose action scenes always end with the death of her fictional character, a choice imposed by her attempt to sublimate strong guilt-feelings. The relationship with her professor will "help her to find her lost existential balance,” according to the production notes.

When the film »

- Richard Mowe

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Italian Producers Arturo Paglia, Isabella Cocuzza Risk Their Own Cash Films With Global Prospects

24 April 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In Italy, where local movies are increasingly sagging at the box office, Arturo Paglia and Isabella Cocuzza represent something new -— young producers scoring solid returns with movies that can travel. But even more impressive: They’re willing to risk their own money on the projects.

It’s a novel vision for Italy, where producers typically mount movies by assembling outside financing, and then pocket only peanuts beyond a producer’s fee.

Latest in the pipeline of Paglia and Cocuzza’s Rome-based Paco Cinematografica single is Giuseppe Tornatore’s English-language cross-generational romancer “The Correspondence,” toplining Jeremy Irons and Olga Kurylenko, which started shooting March 30 in Northern Italy.

“Correspondence” marks the producers’ second English-lingo Tornatore pic, following “The Best Offer,” the 2013 thriller starring Geoffrey Rush, which grossed $13 million in Italy via Warner Bros. and was sold globally by uMedia.  “Offer” repped a major comeback for the “Cinema Paradiso” helmer, whose misguided »

- Nick Vivarelli

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Black Souls Is a Mesmerizing New Italian Gangster Film

11 April 2015 8:51 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Don't be alarmed if you feel a little lost during the early scenes of the somber new gangster film Black Souls. Director Francesco Munzi lets his tragic narrative unfold gradually and subtly, like a neo-neorealist take on The Godfather. There's a good reason for this: He wants to show us his individual characters — all members of the Carbone family – in their different environments. And at first, this isn't quite the Mafia we recognize from movies. There's a mundane quality to this business: We see Rocco (Peppino Mazzotta), the boss, getting cash from his bankers so he can pay his men (many of whom, we may notice, have Middle Eastern names); we see his loose-cannon brother Luigi (strong-jawed Marco Leonardi — who was once the fresh-faced teenage Toto in Cinema Paradiso) negotiating some kind of deal with a group of Spaniards; we see Luciano (Fabrizio Ferracane), the oldest, who wants »

- Bilge Ebiri

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Black Souls | Review

9 April 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Now I Lay Me Down to Kill: Munzi’s Enjoyably Reserved Mafia Film

Premiering last fall at the 2014 Venice Film Festival, where it picked up a handful of prizes, Francesco Munzi’s third film, Black Souls, is a deliberately paced examination of familiar mafia standards. Based on a novel by Giacchino Criaco, it’s bound to be compared (and perhaps exist within the shadow of) Matteo Garrone’s highly celebrated 2008 feature, Gomorrah. But Munzi’s film is equally convincing, lending an austere sense of realism to what otherwise plays like a classic theatrical tragedy of three brothers at odds, locked in opposition and contention with the heavy baggage of their lineage. Light on dialogue and heavy on brooding characters marinating in their own mistrust or disdain of one another, it’s a successfully engaging film, but despite an enjoyably dire finale, isn’t as memorable as some modern comparative material. »

- Nicholas Bell

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Vittorio De Sica’s ‘The Garden of the Finzi-Continis’ Freshly Restored Thanks to Fashion World Rescue

20 March 2015 3:49 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Rome — Italian director Vittorio De Sica’s 1971 foreign-language film Oscar winner “The Garden of the Finzi-Continis” will be reissued in a digitally restored print funded by Italian fashion label Antony Morato in collaboration with Italo state film entity Istituto Luce-Cinecittà and Vogue magazine, which are world-preeming the fresh version in Rome with an international launch to follow.

Restoration of the “Finzi-Continis” film, which is based on Giorgio Bassani’s largely autobiographical novel about an aristocratic Jewish family in the beautiful Italian town of Ferrara prior to their deportation to Nazi death camps, marks the latest instance of the film and fashion worlds intersecting. A glitzy March 25 gala at Rome’s Casa del Cinema will be attended among others by De Sica family members, by actor Lino Capolicchio — who starred in the film, which also featured Dominique Sanda — and by Vogue Italy editor-in-chief Franca Sozzani.

Screenings of the Italo »

- Nick Vivarelli

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2015 First Time Fest – Harvey Weinstein Interview

16 March 2015 5:22 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Johanna Bennett’s and Mandy Ward’s third annual celebration of first time filmmakers concluded on March 9 with a tribute to no one other than Harvey Weinstein. The festival, one that puts forth newly formed filmmakers with the audience they deserve, makes sure that all aspects of filmmaking are met and that the aspiring filmmakers know what to do with their next film. Weinstein, of the famed The Weinstein Company, along with his brother Bob, has shown himself over the years to have supported first time filmmakers when no one else would. And his trust in these filmmakers have only proven themselves to be some of today’s best directors, writers, actors, and more.

In many ways, Weinstein’s support of such filmmakers has created them. Quentin Tarantino would not be a household name had Weinstein not decided to produce Reservoir Dogs, the same goes for Steven Soderbergh’s Sex, »

- Catherina Gioino

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Harvey Weinstein honoured at First Time Fest by Anne-Katrin Titze

10 March 2015 12:21 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

First Time Fest co-founders Mandy Ward and Johanna Bennett with Harvey Weinstein as Gay Talese looks on Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

At the closing night awards ceremony, First Time Fest co-founders Johanna Bennett and Mandy Ward honoured Harvey Weinstein for his distinguished career and support of first-time filmmakers. The 400 Blows by François Truffaut and Kurt Vonnegut's book Cat's Cradle influenced him when he went on to distribute Cinema Paradiso. Federico Fellini and Philippe de Broca's Jean-Paul Belmondo movies That Man From Rio and Cartouche were a part of his cinema education growing up in Queens, New York, which may have equipped him for his relationship with Quentin Tarantino.

Previously fêted for their commitment to cinema were Darren Aronofsky, by Martin Scorsese, and Julie Taymor. While waiting for Harvey's arrival, I joined Gay Talese and Tony Bennett for a lively conversation on movies, the demise of burlesque and tennis »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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Film Review: ‘Memories on Stone’

6 March 2015 10:42 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

A director and a producer in Iraqi Kurdistan battle the odds to make a feature about Saddam Hussein’s Al Anfal massacre in “Memories on Stone,” a dark tale of an inescapable past told with expected dollops of absurdist humor. Presumably full of semi-autobiographical touches, the film fits snugly into director Shawkat Amin Korki’s body of work (“Kick Off,” “Crossing the Dust”) and the long line of pics dealing with the social and personal pressures of making a relevant movie. “Memories” has been picking up awards (Abu Dhabi, Unesco), and while weak on character development, it will continue to find hospitable fest berths.

A “Cinema Paradiso”-style prologue shows young Hussein (Birhat Hussein) visiting his projectionist father (Kamiran Betasl) during a screening of “Yol” (the art department adds a nice cinephile flourish with a “Mogambo” poster in the booth). Soldiers storm the theater saying the film is forbidden, beating »

- Jay Weissberg

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Olga Kurylenko Joins Jeremy Irons For Giuseppe Tornatore’s ‘The Correspondence’

27 February 2015 3:27 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive- Olga Kurylenko (Quantum Of Solace) has joined the previously announced Jeremy Irons in Italian director Giuseppe Tornatore’s romantic drama The Correspondence. The film, set to shoot this spring in the UK and Italy, follows the love affair between a professor and a younger woman working in the same field. The project re-teams the Academy Award-winning Tornatore (Cinema Paradiso) with production company Paco Cinematografica, distributor-producer Warner Bros'… »

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Here's The Movie Characters Making Out Supercut You Need In Your Life

10 February 2015 3:34 PM, PST | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Valentine.s Day is just around the corner, and to celebrate this most sacred of romantic holidays we have a supercut that has been created to feature an array of kisses from over 100 movies. You can watch the clip to get in the mood for Valentines below. Can you feel the love? Movieclips. montage is a rather delightful homage to some of the most romantic moments in cinematic history. My personal favorites include little tip of the hats to Gone With The Wind, American Beauty and Arsenic And Old Lace. I mean, who doesn.t love seeing Cary Grant having a kiss? However, they all actually pale in comparison to Cinema Paradiso.s mesmeric kissing montage - which is poignant enough to make even the most heart-broken soul believe in love again. Check it out here. Warning, you.ll almost certainly start to weep while watching it though. Movieclips didn »

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Cinema Paradiso: Invisible Costume

9 February 2015 7:36 AM, PST | Clothes on Film | See recent Clothes on Film news »

Cinema Paradiso is a beautiful examination of the relationship human beings have with film. This connection is explored through the story of a young boy and his friendship with the projectionist at the town’s local cinema. The strength of this friendship is only surpassed in intensity by the boy’s deep desire to become a part of the world of movie making. This is a story not about the medium of film in itself, but about the real people whose lives are illuminated by the stories it relates.

As a tale primarily of ordinary Roma people, the costumes in Cinema Paradiso, as designed by Beatrice Bordone, help create a 1940s/50’s period world where this can be accepted without question. These people are not wealthy or fashionable; they are not movie stars and they are probably never going to leave their home town or make a huge impact upon the world. »

- Lord Christopher Laverty

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Review: Ennio Morricone In Concert At The O2 Arena In London

6 February 2015 11:38 AM, PST | | See recent CinemaRetro news »

(Photo copyright 2014 by Mark Mawston. All rights reserved.)

By Mark Mawston

Ennio Morricone, one of the most celebrated film composers in cinema history, appeared to a packed 02  arena in London’s Docklands on February 5th 2015. The venue, (formally The Millennium Dome) normally a mainstay for Boy Bands and Revered Rockers, seemed Cathedral -like, not only due to its sheer size and capacity, but mainly due to the soaring music which filled it over two hours. This concert, unlike other Morricone concerts I’ve had the pleasure to attend, had a reverential feel to it, one of reflection. The music that the 100 strong orchestra and 75 piece choir gave life to wasn’t simply the most popular from the composer’s incredible body of work but obviously the ones that meant to most to him personally. Tracks from films such as Casualties Of War, 1900, The Mission and Cinema Paradiso were the ones given centre stage. »

- (Cinema Retro)

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Cinema Paradiso, Persepolis directors join Berlin, I Love You

4 February 2015 9:33 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Directors of Oh Boy, Persepolis and Cinema Paradiso among those to join omnibus film; Ai Weiwei shooting remotely this weekend from Beijing.

Jan Ole Gerster (Oh Boy), Marjane Satrapi (Persepolis), Giuseppe Tornatore (Cinema Pardiso) and Oren Moverman (The Messenger) are among the filmmakers attached to direct episodes for the Berlin I Love You omnibus film.

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei will shoot his eight-minute segment via distance directing from Beijing this weekend.

Speaking by Skype from his studio in Beijing, the world renowned artist explained that his contribution is “based on the experiences of a newcomer - my son Ai Lao - coming to Berlin [the six-year-old and his mother have been living there for the past six months] and the way we communicate these days through virtual digital reality”.

“I am not using the film to help myself,” he stressed. “It is more about people being apart, a similar condition for so many in the world because of wars, political or economic reasons. But they can still communicate through art, film »

- (Martin Blaney)

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