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The McGowan Trilogy Directed by Kira Simring The Cell 338 West 23rd Street, NYC September 11 - October 5, 2014
Séamus Scanlon's The McGowan Trilogy: A Serial in Three Acts embodies the best things about New York City's annual 1st Irish theater festival. The play’s run at The Cell, which bills itself as a twenty-first century salon incubating new works of art, offers a chance to witness the work of a rising talent in Irish drama in an intimate venue. McGowan's assemblage of three one-act plays creates a satisfying arc centered on the title character, Victor M. McGowan, an I.R.A. soldier and killer played by Paul Nugent, who originated the role in 2012. In the published version of the play, Nugent describes his character as maybe having "a genuine soul under all that devilish sneering bravado," and he succeeds in bringing those emotional nuances out over the course of the evening.
- Leah Richards
It seems even James Franco can't take himself seriously anymore. The infamous multi-hyphenate has teamed up with AOL for a new web series Making a Scene, in which Franco and his friends remix iconic film scenes with other movies and genres.
The launch for the series was held at the satirically trendy Neuehouse in lower Manhattan, a space that describes itself as a "post-modernist 'machine for creating'... intended for solopreneurs" in its manifesto (because of course the place hosting a James Franco event has a manifesto).
During the screening, which featured mash-ups of Batman with Beetlejuice,Dirty Dancing with Reservoir Dogs and more, Franco repeatedly found himself face-palming at his own work. "They ended up being really funny — not intentionally," Franco remarked at one point.
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- Sadie Gennis
Some things, like peanut butter and jelly, were made to be mashed together. Other things, like Dirty Dancing and Reservoir Dogs, not so much. For his latest project, James Franco is focusing on the latter.
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Franco has teamed up with AOL for Making a Scene, a series in which his team creates cinematic mashups, either by combining two films or taking a film and tweaking it to a different genre. Scenes were submitted to Franco’s Twitter and Instagram, and Franco tells TVLine that one general trend among submissions took him by surprise. »
"You gotta hear this one song. It'll change your life, I swear," a girl (Sam) in a doctor's waiting room once said to a boy (Andrew) who looked a lot like Zach Braff. Then, she placed a pair of headphones over his ears and played him The Shins.
Garden State's soundtrack became a must-have for all fans in 2004 thanks to its effective use - and curation - of indie artists, acoustic ditties and mild electronica. It was an album that showed a jukebox soundtrack (traditionally the territory of Tarantino) could do something different, whether that was introducing people to obscure bands they hadn't heard of or connecting you with others who also liked the movie's music.
10 years later, filmmakers are still chasing the same thing: the ultimate mixtape. »
James Franco is teaming up with AOL for a unique web series Making a Scene with James Franco, which you can check out in the first trailer. The actor is teaming up with Scott Haze and Ahna O'Reilly for this 10-episode web series where they recreate scenes from classic movies.
Take a look at the first footage from the series, which debuts September 17 with the first three episodes, then take a look at the official press release for more details.
Making a Scene with James Franco, an innovative ten-episode comedy showcasing James Franco's recreation of cinema's most iconic moments, will launch Wednesday, September 17th on AOL Originals.
Born out of the film buff's love of movies and a childhood spent acting out scenes with his brothers, Making a Scene features James collaborating with his creative team and fellow actors - including Scott Haze (Child of God) and Ahna O'Reilly »
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Shared universes are all the rage in movies and have been long before Marvel stepped up to the plate. Sure, their Cinematic Universe has revolutionised blockbuster cinema, providing a new franchise model that other studios with superhero rights are keen to replicated, but long before Nick Fury swung by Tony Stark’s pad late one night, film-makers have been having purposeful links between their films.
The king of this has to be Quentin Tarantino. What started off as a little name drop in Pulp Fiction (Vince Vega is the brother of Reservoir Dogs’ Mr Blonde) has become a definitive part of the director’s filmography. There’s way too many to list here, as evidenced by this whopping article that brings together all these references.
- Alex Leadbeater
The Weinstein Company secures worldwide distribution of Tarantino’s eighth film.
The film post-Civil War western will be shot on 65mm film and have the widest 70mm film release in more than 20 years, according to TWC.
This distribution plan will also feature 35mm and Dcp formats following the initial and exclusive 70mm release.
Principal photography will begin in January with a domestic release slated for autumn 2015.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
Ever since the original script leaked for Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight, there have been doubts about the film ever making it to the big screen. But after a poster and a theater-released teaser, it looks like Tarantino’s post-Civil War western is perhaps more difficult to kill than some thought. And now, The Weinstein Company has officially signed on to distribute the film.
The Weinstein Company announced its partnership with Tarantino along with the news that The Hateful Eight—which will be shot on 65mm film and have the widest 70mm film release in more than 20 years, according »
- Samantha Highfill
The post-Civil War actioner will be shot on 65mm film and have the widest 70mm film release in over 20 years with the initial release in 70mm, followed by releases in 35mm and Dcp formats.
“We are incredibly excited to begin production on ‘The Hateful Eight,’ as we know this picture will be as innovative, brash and of course fun as all Quentin projects prior,” Bob and Harvey Weinstein said. »
- Dave McNary
The Weinstein Company is set to distribute Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight, it was announced on Wednesday. Tarantino's post-Civil War western will begin filming in January and is set to be released in the U.S. in the fall of 2015. The Weinsteins, first at Miramax and now at The Weinstein Company, have collaborated on all of Tarantino's films, from Reservoir Dogs through Django Unchained. At this year's Comic-Con, Tarantino revealed that he would proceed on The Hateful Eight despite putting his plans on hold earlier this year after the script was leaked online and he was embroiled
- Hilary Lewis
Throughout the summer, an admin on the r/movies subreddit has been leading Reddit users in a poll of the best movies from every year for the last 100 years called 100 Years of Yearly Cinema. The poll concluded three days ago, and the list of every movie from 1914 to 2013 has been published today.
Users were asked to nominate films from a given year and up-vote their favorite nominees. The full list includes the outright winner along with the first two runners-up from each year. The list is mostly a predictable assortment of IMDb favorites and certified classics, but a few surprise gems have also risen to the top of the crust, including the early experimental documentary Man With a Movie Camera in 1929, Abel Gance’s J’Accuse! in 1919, the Fred Astaire film Top Hat over Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps in 1935, and Stanley Kubrick’s The Killing over John Ford’s »
- Brian Welk
We cover a lot of ground in today's podcast and yet it still fell just short of the two hour mark and we really tried. That said, today we hold the Fall Box Office Draft, we review Frank and Starred Up and revisit The Trip to Italy as Laremy caught it this week and had a few things to say. We also play our regular assortment of games including the longest "Buy or Sell" edition ever, plus clear out a backlog of "Watch This or Watch That". Also included is a conversation as to whether you can be too apologetic in reviews, a listen to the trailer for Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas and even a voicemail sneaks in. We hope you enjoy. If you are on Twitter, we have a Twitter account dedicated to the podcast at @bnlpod. Give us a follow won'tchac I want to remind you that »
- Brad Brevet
The Austin Film Society teams up with aGLIFF tonight to bring the new documentary To Be Takei (my review for Paste) to the Marchesa for a one-off screening. It's a touching and genuinely funny profile of George Takei, whose career has taken him from Star Trek to social media icon and gay rights activist. This month's Roger Corman series continues this weekend with X: The Man With The X-Ray Eyes. This 1963 thriller screens tonight and again on Sunday in a 35mm print. On Wednesday night, Afs presents SXSW doc Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton (Don's review) and then the Barbara Stanwyck Essential Cinema series will close Thursday with Ball Of Fire. Screening in 35mm, this classic 1941 Howard Hawks comedy, written by Billy Wilder and Charles Brackett, pairs Stanwyck with Gary Cooper.
Over at the Alamo Drafthouse Ritz, The Complete David Lynch series is winding down but has several more gems on the way. »
- Matt Shiverdecker
Quentin Tarantino sure knows how to kill people. From Reservoir Dogs to Django Unchained, each film is filled with people getting shot, hacked up with swords, and other unpleasant ways to die. Not that there really is a good way to kick the bucket, but you get my point. Jaume R. Lloret has created a very fun supercut of every death in Quentin Tarantino's films, and although I'm sure most have you have already seen every movie from the director, there are obviously more than »
- Jesse Giroux
Here's an entertainingly blood-filled supercut of every death from the films of Quentin Tarantino. It was edited together by Jaume R. Lloret, and here are the list of films included in the video:
- Reservoir Dogs (1992)
- Pulp Fiction (1994)
- Jackie Brown (1997)
- Kill Bill Vol. 1 (2003)
- Kill Bill Vol. 2 (2004)
- Death Proof (2007)
- Inglorious Basterds (2009)
- Django Unchained (2012)
- Joey Paur
Quentin Tarantino is basically the Grim Reaper of movies; he's killed off so many characters, it's hard to count. (Vanity Fair once put it at 560 on-screen deaths in eight films.)
Vimeo user James R. Lloret has helpfully compiled all of them into one, very bloody four-minute supercut. It starts with 1992's "Reservoir Dogs" and goes through 2012's "Django Unchained," and is scored to The Delfonics' "Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time)" from the "Jackie Brown Soundtrack."
As violent and disturbing as it is, you can help but feel a bit of nostalgia for some of the more memorable offings, like Bruce Willis machine-gunning John Travolta in "Pulp Fiction" or Uma Thurman slashing her way through a Yakuza army or Hitler receiving a shower of bullets in "Inglorious Bastards."
Awww, good times were had by all.
Quentin Tarantino // Every Death from Jaume R. Lloret on Vimeo. »
- Kelly Woo
And one fan has decided to pay tribute to the blood-splattering brilliance of Quentin with the ultimate supercut of his movies, which features every single killing from his back catalogue.
Warning: This video features lots and lots of adult content
Not one bloody killing or sword-slashing murder is missed in this brutal compilation that definitely isn't suitable for children.
It's the biggest bloodbath we've seen on screen since the Red Wedding. »
I don't think it's a spoiler to say people die in Quentin Tarantino movies. I think it's pretty safe to assume people will die in his next movie, The Hateful Eight. Hell, people might even die in the upcoming teaser trailer for the film set to play in front of Sin City: A Dame to Kill For this weekend even though filming on the movie has yet to begin. That's how often people die in Tarantino movies and Vimeo user Jaume R. Lloret has taken upon himself to pore over Tarantino's filmography -- Reservoir Dogs (1992), Pulp Fiction (1994), Jackie Brown (1997), Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003), Kill: Bill Vol. 2 (2004), Death Proof (2007), Inglourious Basterds (2009), Django Unchained (2012) -- and presents every death from a Tarantino film in the following four-minute supercut. Previously, Vanity Fair charted every death in Tarantino's movies can came up with approximately 560 total on-screen deaths (see the chart below the video »
- Brad Brevet
A surprise trailer for "The Hateful Eight" apparently coming in front of digital prints of "Sin City: Dame To Kill For" this weekend will be the first look at what Quentin Tarantino has up his sleeve for the feature. But if you've seen his other films (and c'mon, you have), you know that his love of genre and grindhouse cinema has resulted in a catalog of stylized movies featuring distinctive dialogue, bold visuals and a bloody body count to go with it. So one Jaume R. Lloret put together a four minute supercut featuring every Tarantino movie death from "Reservoir Dogs" right through to "Django Unchained." Powered by The Delfonics' "Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time)" (featured in "Jackie Brown") this video has every bullet wound, stabbing, car crash and more across Qt's oeuvre, and will certainly do the job of perking you up if you haven't had your coffee yet. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
“How do I know if I’m dreaming?” asks actress Robin Wright, played, somewhat surprisingly, by actress Robin Wright, in a moment towards the denouement of this part live action, part animated film examining the meaning of existence and the potentiality of a digital future.
Sadly, by this point, you may not care if the House Of Cards star is dreaming or not as any semblance of reality and cohesive story-telling have been abandoned in this brave, challenging but ultimately problematic piece of work from the man behind the notable Waltz With Bashir (2008), Ari Folman.
The Congress begins with Wright facing the fact that the studios don’t want to work with her; her character here is notoriously difficult and forges her own way in the ‘biz, making her own choices. She is offered, »
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