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16 items from 2015


Blu-ray Review – 3 Women (1977)

12 July 2015 8:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

3 Women, 1977.

Directed by Robert Altman

Starring: Shelley Duvall, Sissy Spacek, Janice Rule, Robert Fortier, Ruth Nelson, John Cromwell and Craig Richard Nelson.

Synopsis:

An awkward adolescent begins work at a spa in the Californian desert. The shy and reserved young woman becomes overly attached to her more confident co-worker and eventual room-mate.

3 Women is a memorably disturbing film with its heart set firmly on the art house. Said to be inspired by a dream, Robert Altman’s (M.A.S.H., Short Cuts, The Player) feature is also strongly reminiscent of Ingmar Bergman’s beautifully nightmarish Persona. Indeed, both films focus on the transient nature of behaviour and psyche, and reveal the unlimited potential for personalities to rebuild and redevelop.

Taking a look at the mysteries of femininity through a male filmmaker’s hazy vision is something else both films have in common. This fear of pre-judged emotional unpredictability and instability has been »

- Robert W Monk

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The Top Father's Day Films Ever Made? Here Are Five Dads - Ranging from the Intellectual to the Pathological

22 June 2015 4:02 AM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'Father of the Bride': Steve Martin and Kimberly Williams. Top Five Father's Day Movies? From giant Gregory Peck to tyrant John Gielgud What would be the Top Five Father's Day movies ever made? Well, there have been countless films about fathers and/or featuring fathers of various sizes, shapes, and inclinations. In terms of quality, these range from the amusing – e.g., the 1950 version of Cheaper by the Dozen; the Oscar-nominated The Grandfather – to the nauseating – e.g., the 1950 version of Father of the Bride; its atrocious sequel, Father's Little Dividend. Although I'm unable to come up with the absolute Top Five Father's Day Movies – or rather, just plain Father Movies – ever made, below are the first five (actually six, including a remake) "quality" patriarch-centered films that come to mind. Now, the fathers portrayed in these films aren't all heroic, loving, and/or saintly paternal figures. Several are »

- Andre Soares

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‘Game of Thrones’ Thesp Jonathan Pryce, Greta Scacchi Shoot ‘White King’

18 June 2015 4:04 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — “The White King,” which stars “Game of Thrones” and “Wolf Hall” thesp Jonathan Pryce and Greta Scacchi, has started filming in Hungary.

The White King,” which is based on the book by Gyorgy Dragoman, follows Djata, a precocious 12-year-old boy coming to grips with his father’s internment by the totalitarian state he calls home. Preyed upon by secret police officers and venal dignitaries, Djata and his mother are forced to navigate a world of propaganda, abuse and vicious gangs, making them risk everything to reunite their family.

Pryce’s recent roles include Cardinal Wolsey in “Wolf Hall” and High Sparrow in “Game of Thrones.” He has won two Tonys — in 1977 for “Comedians” and in 1991 for “Miss Saigon.” His movie credits include “Brazil,” “Evita,” “Tomorrow Never Dies” and the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise. Scacchi won an Emmy playing Czarina Alexandra in “Rasputin.” Other screen credits include “White Mischief, »

- Leo Barraclough

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'The White King' begins Hungary shoot with Jonathan Pryce, Agyness Deyn

17 June 2015 6:25 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Cast of dystopian drama includes Jonathan Pryce, Greta Scacchi and Agyness Deyn.

Principal photography on The White King has begun in Hungary. The film will shoot for seven weeks entirely on location, including a former air force base and along the banks of the Danube.

Based on György Dragomán’s novel, published in 28 languages, the film will follow a precocious 12-year-old coming to grips with his father’s abduction and internment at the hands of the totalitarian state he calls home.

Deyn will play the boy’s mother who must navigate a world of propaganda, abuse and gangs in order to reunite her family.

The cast includes Jonathan Pryce (Brazil, Game of Thrones), Greta Scacchi (The Player) and Fiona Shaw (The Tree of Life). Also in the cast are Agyness Deyn (Electricity, Hail Caesar!), Ólafur Darri Ólaffson (True Detective) and Clare-Hope Ashitey (Children of Men) alongside newcomer Lorenzo Allchurch, who the young boy. 

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- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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There Is a God in Celluloid Heaven! Entourage Flops at Box Office

8 June 2015 8:02 AM, PDT | www.culturecatch.com | See recent CultureCatch news »

You could be vaccinating felines for a year at an animal shelter and still not hear the word "pussy" as much as you do in the first half hour of Entourage. This expansion of the HBO TV series appears to have been conceived by a gaggle of misogynistic, beer-chugging adolescent virgins who brag about getting laid, but the closest they've ever gotten is a Playboy centerfold bespattered with cream of mushroom soup that they rescued from the city dump.

To be fair, I have never viewed any episode of this series that I thought was supposed to be a tongue-in-cheek inside gander at Hollywood. Instead, what we have here is a glorified daydream of the male need to copulate with any orifice within five inches of his zipper. Make that four inches.

Directed and written with unflinching ineptitude and fetid taste by the series' executive producer Doug Ellin, the film is basically plotless. »

- Brandon Judell

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Interview: John Cusack Channels Brian Wilson in ‘Love & Mercy’

3 June 2015 10:17 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – John Cusack has never rested on his laurels, which are many in his film career, nor stood still as an artist or an actor. His latest film is the magnificent “Love & Mercy,” in which he portrays music legend Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys as a middle aged man, trying to break free of the circumstances in his life.

Written by Oren Moverman and Michael Alan Lerner, and directed by Bill Pohlad, “Love & Mercy” – derived from a Brian Wilson song title – is the story of two crucial phases in the songwriter’s life. The younger phase, portrayed by Paul Dano, checks in with Wilson as he puts together The Beach Boys’ album masterpiece, “Pet Sounds.” At this point, the dissolution of Brian Wilson as Rock Star is beginning, and as a result the older phase of his life comes into view.

And it is John Cusack who takes over »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Upfronts Analysis: Freshman Series Renewal Rate Improves as Nets Favor Sibling Studios

18 May 2015 7:35 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Upfront season is all about the search for primetime’s Next Big Thing. But for a studio, the win doesn’t come until a series is renewed for season two and beyond.

For all the upheaval in TV, the 2014-15 season generally proved fertile for Big Four broadcast nets. The renewal rate of scripted series introduced during the September-May frame is higher than it has been since at least 2009-10 for all but NBC, according to research by Variety Insight.

ABC renewed seven of its 11 new series for a second round in 2015-16, compared to three of 14 from the 2013-14 season. CBS picked up five of its eight freshman shows, compared to two out of eight from the class of 2013-14. Fox renewed three out of eight, an improvement over two of eight from last year. NBC so far has renewed one out of a total of 10 scripted series introduced during the past season, »

- Cynthia Littleton

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The 10 Best Movies About Movies

7 May 2015 1:13 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Movies about movies are catnip for critics, turning the camera back on not only the faces behind it but also on us. Why do we love movies? What drives the perverse pleasure of watching them? Films like Michael Powell's 1960 "Peeping Tom" and David Lynch's "Mulholland Drive" attack the latter question most directly.  So as Fellini's "8 1/2," the towering giant of the genre, returns to UK cinemas, Jonathan Romney posts a list of The 10 Best Films About Films in The Guardian. To name ten such films is a tall order for any meta-movie completist, but Romney's inventory leaves room for debate. His picks: "Behind the Screen" (Charlie Chaplin, 1916)"The Player" (Robert Altman, 1992)"Peeping Tom" (Michael Powell, 1960)"8 1/2" (Federico Fellini, 1963)"Contempt" (Jean-Luc Godard, 1963)"Singin' in the Rain" (Gene Kelly, Stanley Donen, 1952)"Wes Craven's New »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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Pitt Former TV Co-Star Kallsen Dead at 48, Emmy Nominee Meadows dead at 95, Oscar nominee Mankiewicz dead at 93

30 April 2015 9:25 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Brad Pitt 'Glory Days' costar Nicholas Kallsen Brad Pitt 'Glory Days' costar Nicholas Kallsen dead at 48 Nicholas Kallsen, who was featured opposite Brad Pitt in the short-lived television series Glory Days, has died at age 48 in Thailand according to online reports. Their source is one of Rupert Murdoch's rags, citing a Facebook posting by one of the actor's friends. The cause of death was purportedly – no specific source was provided – a drug overdose.* Aired on Fox in July 1990, Glory Days told the story of four high-school friends whose paths take different directions after graduation. Besides Nicholas Kallsen and Brad Pitt, the show also featured Spike Alexander and Evan Mirand. Glory Days lasted a mere six episodes – two of which directed by former Happy Days actor Anson Williams – before its cancellation. Roommates Nicholas Kallsen and Brad Pitt vying for same 'Thelma & Louise' role? The Murdoch tabloid also »

- Andre Soares

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Robert Altman: the genius who ‘reinvented the language of cinema’

19 March 2015 11:13 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

He was a maverick innovator ‘kicking Hollywood’s ass’, says Bruce Willis. A new documentary shows how, by breaking all the rules, Altman became one of America’s greatest ever film-makers

Robert Altman, the grizzly-bear genius of American cinema celebrated in the new documentary Altman, first found success at the same time as Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and Martin Scorsese, but he was no movie brat. With a career in television and a spell as a fighter pilot behind him, he had a jump of nearly 20 years on those upstarts by the time he achieved his breakthrough in 1970 with his fifth film, the spiky Korean war comedy M*A*S*H, made when he was 44. Over a 50-year period, he bashed out almost 40 films. There were iconoclastic assaults on genre (the anti-western McCabe and Mrs Miller, the wayward detective film The Long Goodbye, the who-cares-whodunnit Gosford Park), sprawling ensemble pieces (Nashville, »

- Ryan Gilbey

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Alec Baldwin to Play New York Mayor in HBO Drama

5 March 2015 4:07 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Alec Baldwin is headed back to TV. The 30 Rock veteran is set to star as a billionaire real estate developer, divorced father, philanthropist, society fixture and celebrated libertine who unexpectedly becomes mayor of New York City. After a heated bidding war, the hourlong entry has landed in development with a production commitment at HBO. Baldwin, who has been vocal about his own political ambitions in the past, will serve as an executive producer should it move forward. He'll be joined by writer/Ep Wells Tower (Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned) and Ep Cary Brokaw (The Player, Closer). The still-untitled project hails from

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- Lacey Rose

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"Run All Night" - No Sin Goes Unpunished

4 February 2015 4:28 PM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek footage from director Jaume Collet-Serra's upcoming action film "Run All Night" starring Liam Neeson ("Rob Roy"), Joel Kinnaman ("RoboCop") and Vincent D'Onofrio ("The Player"), opening March 13, 2915:

"...an aging criminal is forced to take on his brutal former boss to protect his estranged son and his family..."

Cast also includes Joel Kinnaman, Génesis Rodríguez, Boyd Holbrook, Holt McCallany and Malcolm Goodwin.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Run All Night"...

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- Michael Stevens

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"Daredevil"- New Footage

4 February 2015 7:31 AM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek your first look @ footage from the new Netflix/Marvel, 13-episode TV series "Daredevil", debuting April 10, 2015 starring Charlie Cox as lawyer 'Matt Murdock' aka superhero crime-fighter 'Daredevil':

"It does take place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe," said Marvel TV's Jeph Loeb . "It’s all connected... within the Marvel universe there are thousands of heroes of all shapes and sizes...

"...but 'The Avengers' are here to save the universe and 'Daredevil' is here to save the neighborhood." 

"The way I like to think about it is that he is a man with fear", said Cox, "but he on a daily basis decides to confront that fear and to overcome it. So the title of ‘the man without fear’ is almost a title that the public in his world gives him just because of what he does. But inside himself, he’s very afraid at times. »

- Michael Stevens

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Why Movies About Movies Continue to Fascinate Showbiz

2 February 2015 10:30 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The situation is as follows: A onetime movie idol, his career and confidence in ruins, makes a daring move into a new medium. His livelihood, his sense of value, maybe even his life are at stake. But nefarious forces within the entertainment industry, like snakes around his ankles, conspire to thwart his efforts on behalf of art and his own reinvention.

Birdman”? No, “Singin’ in the Rain,” the 1952 Gene Kelly/Stanley Donen classic set on the cusp of silent film and sound, and a movie that’s a lot of things — an infectious musical, an affectionate romance, a well-cultivated cultural artifact. But hardly a documentary about showbiz. Few of the myriad movies about movies have been, of course, despite a catalog of self-referential fare that ranges from “Sullivan’s Travels” to “Boogie Nights,” from “Living in Oblivion” to “A Star Is Born,” from “Day for Night” to “Wes Craven’s New Nightmare. »

- John Anderson

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Bruce Willis' Best Performances in Indie Film

17 January 2015 6:41 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

[Editor's Note: This post is presented in partnership with Time Warner Cable Movies On Demand in support of Indie Film Month. Today's pick, "Vice," is available now On Demand.] Bruce Willis is both one of the great movie stars of the modern era and one of the most exasperating. Effortlessly charismatic when he gives a damn and utterly boring when he chooses to sleepwalk, he's appeared in as many bad movies as good ones. But when Willis lends himself to indie productions, he often seems energized even when he's only in the film very briefly. These are Willis' best indie performances (note: while he's great in "Looper" and "12 Monkeys," Indiewire felt that the mix of studio backing and fair-sized budgets disqualified both from consideration). "The Player" (1992) – Himself Willis is one of the many stars who make brief cameos in Robert Altman's Hollywood-skewering classic, and he probably only has a minute or two of screen time in »

- Max O'Connell

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"Daredevil" TV Series Updates

7 January 2015 1:19 PM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek a new motion poster from the Netflix/Marvel, 13-episode TV series "Daredevil", debuting April 10, 2015 starring actor Charlie Cox as blind lawyer 'Matt Murdock' aka costumed superhero crime-fighter 'Daredevil':

"It does take place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe," said Marvel TV's Jeph Loeb . "It’s all connected... within the Marvel universe there are thousands of heroes of all shapes and sizes...

"...but 'The Avengers' are here to save the universe and 'Daredevil' is here to save the neighborhood." 

"The way I like to think about it is that he is a man with fear", said Cox, "but he on a daily basis decides to confront that fear and to overcome it. So the title of ‘the man without fear’ is almost a title that the public in his world gives him just because of what he does. But inside himself, he’s very afraid at times. »

- Michael Stevens

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