20 items from 2016
By: Carson Blackwelder
Over the course of her career, Annette Bening has been nominated for four Oscars. That, of course, shouldn’t come as a surprise because this is one extremely talented lady. What might shock you, though, is that Bening has taken home zero of those coveted statuettes — but this could all change with her latest work: 20th Century Women.
Mike Mills (Beginners, Thumbsucker) returns with another work he both directed and wrote the screenplay for — and it has the distinction of holding its world premiere on October 8 at the 54th New York Film Festival as the Centerpiece film this year.
The movie is a comedy based in Santa Barbara in the late 1970s and is the story of three women — Bening as single Dorothea Fields, a single mother to teenaged son Jamie (Lucas Jade Zumann); Greta Gerwig as Abbie, »
- Carson Blackwelder
Do you love Raising Arizona? Then you're going to love this! Nicolas Cage pays homage to the Coen Brothers classic in his latest movie Dog Eat Dog. Today, we have a first look at the movie. From Rlj Entertainment comes the hilarious and action-packed trailer along with the official poster.
Legendary filmmaker Paul Schrader directs this "sordid and engaging crime drama" (The Hollywood Reporter). Dog Eat Dog stars Academy Award winner Nicolas Cage. The pair previously worked together on the much maligned drama Dying of the Light back in 2014. Paul Schrader also wrote the screenplay for Nicolas Cage's acclaimed Emt drama Bringing Out the Dead, which was directed by Martin Scorsese.
Academy Award nominee Willem Dafoe (Platoon) joins Nicolas Cage in Dog Eat Dog. The pair first worked together in David Lynch's cult hit Wild at Heart. Though the pair hasn't been seen on screen together since 1990, Nicolas Cage »
David Lynch and Mark Frost's 1990 TV series looks better than ever, while the 1992 feature prequel digs deeper in Laura Palmer's unpleasant final days without as many rewards. CBS's 9-disc retrospective is a setup for the highly awaited series continuation -- delayed by 25 years. Twin Peaks: The Original Series, Fire Walk with Me & The Missing Pieces Blu-ray CBS / Paramount 1990 & 1992 / Color / 1:37 flat full frame & 1:78 widescreen / 25 hours + 134 min. / Street Date September 20, 2016 / 72,99 Starring (series) Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Ontkean, Lara Flynn Boyle, Sherilyn Fenn, Ray Wise, Sheryl Lee, Mädchen Amick, Dana Ashbrook, Richard Beymer, Warren Frost, Peggy Lipton, James Marshall, Everett McGill, Jack Nance, Joan Chen, Piper Laurie, Kimmy Robertson, Eric Da Re, Harry Goaz, Michael Horse,Russ Tamblyn, Kenneth Welsh, Wendy Robie, Miguel Ferrer, David Lynch, Heather Graham, Dan O'Herlihy, Billy Zane, James Booth, Michael Parks, Lenny von Dohlen, Hank Worden, David Duchovny, Walter Olkewicz, Jane Greer, David L. Lander, »
- Glenn Erickson
For anyone still wondering what took Frank Ocean so long to release his follow-up to Channel Orange, a new theory lies within the pages of the R&B angel’s recently released "Boys Don't Cry" zine to accompany his new album Blonde: perhaps he was blowing through his conscientious Blu-ray collection. Demonstrating an eye for the visionary and the visually dazzling – and inadvertently challenging the hot buzz on that BBC critics’ poll and last week’s #7favfilms on Twitter – Ocean scribbled down a list of his 100 favorite films of all time, and his choices make it clear that he’s as much a student of the cinema as he is a singer of stirring emotionality.
A few standout selections. He’s clearly got love for the go-for-broke auteurism of Herzog and Jodorowsky, reflected in his own sonic adventurism, but he flexes his sensitive side and interest in rehashing the past »
- Daniel Crooke
After a few delays, Frank Ocean‘s Channel Orange follow-up, Blond, has now arrived and, with it, not only an additional visual album, but Boys Don’t Cry, a magazine that only a select few were able to get their hands on. (Although, if you believe the artist’s mom, we can expect a wider release soon.) In between a personal statement about his new work and a Kanye West poem about McDonalds, Ocean also listed his favorite films of all-time and we have the full list today.
Clocking at 207.23 hours, as Ocean notes, his list includes classics from Andrei Tarkovsky, David Lynch, Ingmar Bergman, Stanley Kubrick, Martin Scorsese, Orson Welles, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Jean Cocteau, Alfred Hitchcock, Francis Ford Coppola, Fritz Lang, Werner Herzog, Akira Kurosawa, Ridley Scott, Bernardo Bertolucci, Sergei Eisenstein, F. W. Murnau, Luis Buñuel, and more.
As for some more recent titles, it looks like The Royal Tenenbaums »
- Jordan Raup
Week 4 and the intelligent directing choices continued as Phil Abraham (The Sopranos cinematographer and directing veteran) took control of yet another well-paced, well written, perfectly performed and just downright entertaining episode. I mean any show that starts with Avi declaring his love for ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ has to be doing something right.
Still trying to keep crime kingpin Sonia Kovitzky from the family door Ray has Lena and Avi spying on, via video feed, Da Jackson Holt – trying to find something blackmailable to get Belikov out of jail. Unfortunately that includes watching Holt getting friendly with a bidet. It’s a glam job being a fixer.
Meanwhile Ray and Abby are at the Fite Club to meet newest Donovan, Maria, and before you can say coochie-coo, Bunch asks Ray to be the Godfather. There’s a hilarious »
After working together on The Straight Story, Inland Empire, Wild at Heart, and the undervalued Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (as well as Showtime’s 2017-bound continuation), Harry Dean Stanton and David Lynch are reteaming for a new project. However, they’ll both be in front of the camera this time.
They’ll be starring in Lucky, the directorial debut of John Carroll Lynch (Zodiac, The Invitation), which has already started production. Also featuring Ed Begley Jr., Ron Livingston, Tom Skerritt, Barry Shabaka Henley, Beth Grant, Yvonne Huff Lee, Hugo Armstrong, and James Darren, it follows Stanton as a 90-year-old atheist who embarks on a spiritual journey in his desert town.
“I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to work with Harry Dean Stanton,” John Carroll Lynch tells Variety. “‘Lucky tells the story of the journey we are all on; coming to terms with the fragility of life and, »
- Jordan Raup
David Lynch will also appear in the film, which adds to the list of projects he and Stanton have worked on together, including “Wild at Heart” and “The Straight Story.” Stanton is also expected to appear in Lynch’s “Twin Peaks” reboot.
“Lucky” follows the spiritual journey of a 90-year-old atheist — played by Stanton — and the quirky characters that inhabit his off-the-map desert town. He finds himself at the precipice of life, thrust into a journey of self-exploration.
Producers are Logan Sparks, »
- Dave McNary
Kirsten Howard Jul 5, 2016
We dig through the ten recent straight-to-dvd films of Mr Nicolas Cage. Can we find a gem in there?
My mum, having just gone through an acrimonious divorce, was trying to drum up the optimism to find love again, and apparently that involved watching a lot of rom-coms where an idealised – or at least intrinsically whimsical – version of love prevailed over boring old steadfast responsibility.
She would watch Dirty Dancing three or four times in a day, rewinding the ending relentlessly and bawling her eyes out. A VHS of Baby Boom was worn down until the tape resembled a type of grey, flimsy nylon. I hesitate to imagine what she was projecting with repeated viewings of Overboard, »
“I have your disease in me now.”
Blue Velvet will be showing for one week beginning Friday, April 29th at the Moolah Theater
Blue Velvet is set in the quiet picture postcard logging community of Lumbertown. Jeffrey Beaumont (Kyle MacLachlan), a somewhat naive and squeaky clean college boy, finds a severed human ear. Shocked and disturbed, he reports it immediately to the police while, with the help of his girlfriend (Laura Dern), he begins his own investigation, which soon leads him into stumbling into the seedy and violent world of abused nightclub singer Dorothy (Isabella Rosellini) and drug-sniffing psychopath (Dennis Hopper). Blue Velvet is the first movie in which David Lynch really showed us all his cards and united themes and imagery, now familiar to millions through the likes of Mullholland Drive, Wild At Heart and Twin Peaks. Now 30 years old, David Lynch’s Blue Velvet has lost none of its shock value. »
- Tom Stockman
Sound Shock looks at one of the great film soundtrack albums: David Lynch’s Wild At Heart. David Lynch‘s 1990 film Wild At Heart is, like most of Lynch’s work, indefinable in terms of genre. Like the greatest filmmakers, Lynch never sets out to make a “type” of film. He makes the movie he wants to…
The post Sound Shock: The Wild At Heart Soundtrack Album appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »
- Chris Alexander
Last year's surreal, star-studded musical tribute to David Lynch will be released as a double album, The Music of David Lynch, featuring performances from Karen O, the Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne and Steven Drozd, Duran Duran, Sky Ferreira, Moby and more, Pitchfork reports.
The one-night only concert/fundraiser for the David Lynch Foundation featured a variety of musicians tackling songs from and inspired by Lynch's projects. The filmmaker's longtime composer, Angelo Badalamenti, even recreated "Laura Palmer's Theme" and "Dance of the Dream Man" from Twin Peaks, which will open the album's first and second LPs, »
The Oscar-winning actor is attached to star in Vengeance: A Love Story and will direct the project.
Production is scheduled for April 4 in Atlanta, Georgia.
“Storytelling has always been my passion and I’m honoured to work with this talented team to tell a tale of the suffering too many women have endured.”
“I love working with Nicolas Cage. He is a scholar, gentleman, and a talented actor. Delighted to work »
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
Veteran TV writer John Tinker is set as showrunner for Hallmark Channel’s upcoming summer drama series Chesapeake Shores. Based on Sherryl Woods’ novels, Chesapeake Shores is a multi-generational family drama starring Jesse Metcalfe (Desperate Housewives), Meghan Ory (Once Upon A Time), Treat Williams (Everwood) and Diane Ladd (Wild At Heart). It follows Abby O'Brien (Ory), a high-powered career woman, divorcee and mother to twin daughters, who makes a trip from New York… »
No sooner had we recovered from the awesome first trailer for Daredevil season 2, than the Star Wars website drops this on us. We already knew that production had kicked off on the still untitled Star Wars: Episode VIII, but now it's been made official with this announcement teaser which features the first couple of shots from the film. Plus, Benicio Del Toro is confirmed as a new cast member, and he'll be joined by Laura Dern (Jurassic Park, Wild At Heart) and newcomer Kelly Marie Tran (Untouchable). Rey took her first steps into a larger world in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and will continue her epic journey with Finn, Poe, and Luke Skywalker in the next chapter of the continuing Star Wars saga, Star Wars: Episode VIII, which began principal photography at Pinewood Studios in London on February 15, 2016. Star Wars: Episode VIII, which is written and directed by Rian Johnson »
Warped auteur David Lynch is reuniting with longtime collaborator Laura Dern for the Twin Peaks revival,according to TVLine. Though reports are yet to be confirmed, it’s widely believed she has signed up for the hotly-anticipated new season, currently in production in Washington State.
The pair worked on the films Wild At Heart and Inland Empire sixteen years apart. Rumours abound she is playing Diane, the secretary to Special Agent Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan, also returning), who was referred to in a string of legendary tape recordings but never seen. The original series concerned itself with a murder investigation surrounding the death of schoolgirl Laura Palmer (Sheryl Lee). Dern joins the new cast of Amanda Seyfried, Robert Forster (unconfirmed), Balthazar Getty, Robert Knepper and Jennifer Jason Leigh.
- Steve Palace
Twin Peaks creator, David Lynch, has previously worked with Dern on Inland Empire, Wild at Heart, and Blue Velvet. Jennifer Jason Leigh, Miguel Ferrer, Sherilyn Fenn, Sheryl Lee, Robert Knepper, Balthazar Getty, and Amanda Seyfried are also rumored to be among the Twin Peaks revival cast.
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Good news, Twin Peaks fans, Blue Velvet fans, Enlightened fans, fans of high quality art of all kinds: Laura Dern has joined the cast of Showtime’s Twin Peaks revival. According to TVLine, which first reported the news, Dern has a “pivotal role” in the upcoming series, which is set for release in summer 2017. According to one rumor, she may play Diane, the woman at the receiving end of Agent Dale Cooper’s voice memos who may or may not actually exist. Point being, we may get to see Laura Dern discuss the quality of coffee and donuts onscreen, which is the most can ask from American cinema.Dern first worked with David Lynch in his 1986 film Blue Velvet, where she played good girl Sandy Williams across from Twin Peaks star Kyle Maclachlan. The actress later collaborated with the director in Wild at Heart (1990) and Inland Empire (2000). Maclachlan is currently »
- Jackson McHenry
“Diane, it’s 6:05 in the evening and… there are indications you’re about to be unmasked.”
VideosTwin Peaks Revival on Showtime: Watch the First Teaser!
Details about Dern’s character are being kept under the tightest of wraps, but one tantalizing theory has the Oscar-nominated actress playing Agent Cooper’s never-before-seen secretary Diane. If true, that means Dern and Kyle MacLachlan would once again be paired as investigators, a super-cool »
Sherilyn Fenn is returning to Twin Peaks as screen siren Audrey Horne. The surreal soap opera has welcomed home one of its defining characters according to Deadline, with Fenn reportedly joining the shoot alongside original stars Kyle MacLachlan, Sheryl Lee, Miguel Ferrer, Michael Horse and David Patrick Kelly. Newcomers include Amanda Seyfried, Balthazar Getty and Jennifer Jason Leigh.
The revival of the cult Nineties hit sees creators David Lynch and Mark Frost pick up the action twenty-five years later. Back then Audrey was a teen temptress who could do wicked things to a cherry stalk. We last encountered her in a bank shortly before it blew up. “Peakies” will be chomping at the bizarre bit to find out what’s happened to her in the last quarter of a century.
Showtime are producing the new season and may have played a major hand in bringing Fenn into the fold. She »
- Steve Palace
20 items from 2016
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