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High school can be hell, and Stephen King’s 1974 novel Carrie is a prime example of teenagers crossing a line with their cruelty… only to find out too late that they messed with the wrong person. The folks at Scream Factory are heading back to school with their recent announcement that next spring they will release on Blu-ray the 2002 TV film Carrie and The Rage: Carrie 2, the sequel to Brian De Palma’s 1976 adaptation.
From Scream Factory: “Our month-long “Shocktober” celebration continues with two more films to reveal: Carrie – the 2002 TV-movie remake of Stephen King’s timeless tale of telekinetic revenge which stars Angela Bettis – and The Rage: Carrie II – the 1999 theatrical sequel to Brian DePalma’s original 1976 masterpiece and stars Amy Irving – will make their debut on the Blu-ray format next Spring as a double-feature.
There are no details on extras at this time (if any are planned »
- Derek Anderson
The Post-1960S, Pre-Digital Age: Real-time One-offs, 1975-1998
British filmmaker John Byrum is responsible for the first (and in some ways only) real-time period film. Inserts (1975), set in the early 1930s, is about a Boy Wonder movie director (called Boy Wonder, played by Richard Dreyfuss fresh from American Graffiti (1973) and Jaws (1975)) now washed up before the age of 30, resigned to making porn because of Hollywood’s conversion to sound. Not only is Inserts scrupulously real-time (with the exception of the opening credits sequence, which offers glimpses of the stag film we’re about to see made) and period, but it’s rather long for such a film, just shy of two hours. To tell the entire story would be spoiling the fun, but the Boy Wonder deals with recalcitrant actresses, the problem of his own potency, career problems, death, sex, after-death and after-sex…and in the end, as »
- Daniel Smith-Rowsey
The art above is the production logo for That’s What I’m Talking About, the new film from Richard Linklater. We’re stretching the definition of “sequel bits” just a little here, but the movie has been called a “spiritual sequel” to Dazed and Confused. Linklater started production on the movie this week, and that image is […]
The post Sequel Bits: ‘That’s What I’m Talking About,’ ‘The Terminator,’ ‘Fast & Furious 7′ appeared first on /Film. »
- Russ Fischer
As Richard Linklater’s groundbreaking Boyhood looks poised to be a serious awards contender this year, the director has already started production on his next film. That’s What I’m Talking About is Linklater’s long-developed “spiritual sequel” to Dazed and Confused, which takes place over the course of a single weekend in the 1980s and revolves around a college freshman and pitcher for the baseball team. As with Dazed and Confused, the cast is made up of largely new faces—Blake Jenner (Glee) and Wyatt Russell (22 Jump Street) are the leads—but also like Dazed and Confused, we could be looking back on this one in ten years and saying, “Man, everybody is in this movie!” Today marks the second day of production on That’s What I’m Talking About, and to mark the occasion producer Megan Ellison shared an image of the film’s logo on Twitter. »
- Adam Chitwood
In what's sure to be disappointing news for fans of the Bridget Jones' Diary films starring Renee Zellwegger, Colin Firth and Hugh Grant, Grant confirmed in a new interview with Free Radio in the West Midlands that he won't be reprising his role as the shady-but-lovable Daniel Cleaver in the third installment of the franchise.
"I decided not to do it," the 54-year-old actor said, "but I think they're going to go ahead and do it without Daniel. The book's excellent, by the way, but the script is completely different -- well, the script as I last saw it a few years ago."
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By the end of its theatrical run, Jason Reitman's Internet drama "Men, Women & Children" will likely amount to the director's least financially successful picture. No, not every film can click with the zeitgeist like "Juno" and haul in $143.5 million. But when Reitman's Kate Winslet-Josh Brolin drama "Labor Day" tapped out at $13.4 million this past winter, analysts considered it a disappointment. This weekend's specialty box office reports pin "Men, Women & Children" just under $128,500 after its second weekend — something beyond mere disappointment for Reitman and Paramount Pictures. The silver lining: With "Men, Women & Children," Reitman found actors that ignite him and perhaps vice versa. The door for future collaborations appears to remain open, with the first already in motion. As part of his on-going live-read series with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Reitman is set to direct a staged reading of Alan Ball's Academy Award-winning script "American Beauty. »
- Matt Patches
Entertainment Weekly reports that Jason Reitman will kick off his annual L.A. Live-Read series with a performance of American Beauty — which he did once before in 2012, starring Bryan Cranston — performed by the cast of his recent film Men, Women & Children. The reading will take place October 16 at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and features Adam Sandler as Lester Burnham, in the role that won Kevin Spacey an Oscar, and Rosemarie DeWitt as his wife Carolyn, originally played by Annette Bening. Reitman also revealed some of the other live readings he plans to perform this year, including The Empire Strikes Back in December, Goodfellas in January, and Dazed and Confused in March. All starring Adam Sandler, we hope. »
- Anna Silman
Joel Schumacher stopped by the Hamptons Film Festival on Saturday morning to accept a lifetime achievement award in directing. He later spoke with Variety about the ups and downs of his career, including 1995’s “Batman Forever,” which grossed $336 million worldwide, and 1997’s “Batman & Robin,” starring George Clooney, which was panned so badly that it temporarily killed the Dark Knight franchise for Warner Bros. Schumacher also recalled discovering Julia Roberts, Matthew McConaughey and Colin Farrell.
I was never able to go into the darkness. Because of “Batman Returns,” families had objected that it was too adult, which is no criticism of Tim Burton’s. When they offered it to me, I went to Tim and said, “This is your franchise and they want me to do it. I won’t do it if you don’t want me to.” He said, »
- Ramin Setoodeh
Jason Reitman's L.A. Live-Read series is kicking off its new season with a cast swap. Each year, The Young Adult and Up in the Air filmmaker hosts a series of one-night-only live performances of classic movie scripts at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and a new round begins Oct. 17 with Alan Ball's Oscar-winning screenplay for American Beauty. The readings are like artistic science experiments, following the recipe of a previous film but mixing in new ingredients, so the twist this time is that Reitman has filled the roles with actors from his latest film, Men, »
- Anthony Breznican
The McConaissance has officially reached its sartorial zenith. Matthew McConaughey has traded his bold red carpet suits for tongue-in-cheek T-shirts. On Friday, the Oscar winner arrived at the Austin City Limits music festival sporting a shirt printed with the now infamous quote from his first movie Dazed and Confused. No, it wasn't "All right, all right, all right." Instead, McConaughey - who hung out in Acl's Samsung Galaxy Artist's Lounge - opted for Wooderson's other gem: "That's what I like about these high school girls; I get older, they stay the same age." While the actor's shirt only features the second half of the quote, »
- Kelli Bender, @kbendernyc
Does Netflix have Eric Cartman’s Awesome-o working in their studios? You remember; he was the lovable robot who could invent Adam Sandler movies out of thin air, like “Adam Sandler falls in love with a Golden Retriever” or “Adam Sandler is stranded on an island and falls in love with a coconut.” If so, that robot has led them to sign a deal with Sandler’s Happy Madison productions to produce and distribute four films, all of which Sandler will star in and produce. Additionally, Netflix will bankroll each of the films, the budget of which on previous Sandler films have averaged roughly $80 million (though where that money goes in the budget is anyone’s guess). This comes days after news that Netflix’s first feature would be the Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon sequel.
Sandler commented typically tastefully in a statement via THR, saying, “When these fine people came »
- Brian Welk
Richard Linklater's had a good year, with Boyhood enjoying strong buzz since its debut this summer. Linklater took 12 years to shoot and produce the film. In that span of time, the renowned director created a number of other influential films. In honor of his work, 21 Years: Richard Linklater brings together actors and directors who have worked with or been influenced by Linklater, and the film's first trailer offers no shortage of praise for him. Predicated on the idea that the first 21 years of an artist can define them, 21 Years documents Linklater's incredible slate of films, including the Before trilogy, »
- Jonathon Dornbush
It's Richard Linklater's world, and indie American filmmakers are just living in it. With candid testimonies from his favorite collaborators Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy, along with Jack Black, Keanu Reeves, Matthew McConaughey, Zac Efron, Mark Duplass, Billy Bob Thornton, Parker Posey and his contemporary Kevin Smith, "21 Years" reveals how Linklater became the modern-day indie film godfather. The doc traces Linklater from the days of pop cultural touchstones "Dazed and Confused" and debut film "Slacker" to the "Before" series and "Boyhood," two bar-setting, of-the-moment arthouse masterpieces. And with Linklater now a top pick for the Best Director Oscar, "21 Years" offers a well-timed toast to his legacy. Gravitas Ventures takes the film to theaters and VOD on November 7. Check out the new poster and trailer below. »
- Ryan Lattanzio
First Paramount picked up Boyhood for home video distribution following its impressive (and still ongoing) theatrical run, and now it seems the studio wants to get in on the ground floor for director Richard Linklater's follow-up, That's What I'm Talking About. According to Deadline, Paramount is set to distribute the film in North America, while Megan Ellison's Annapurna Pictures will produce the feature and handle its international release. Ellison is keen on teaming up with the best filmmakers working today, which has led her to produce some of my favorite movies of the last two years, including Zero Dark Thirty and Her. That's What I'm Talking About is reported to begin shooting in the near future, so perhaps we will see it before 2015 is all said and done. Described as a spiritual sequel to Linklater's Dazed and Confused, That's What I'm Talking About takes place in the 1980s »
- Jordan Benesh
Richard Linklater grew into one of North America's premiere filmmaking voices with films like "Slacker," "Dazed and Confused," "School of Rock," "Bernie" and the "Before" trilogy, but it took this year's "Boyhood" for full approval from auteur connoisseur Megan Ellison. Deadline reports that Ellison's artistically-inclined production company Annapurna Pictures will produce Linklater's next film, what he refers to as a "spiritual sequel" to "Dazed." Set in 1980, multiple sources report that "That's What I'm Talking About" follows a freshman student experiencing his first weekend as both an eager college student and the pitcher for the university's nationally ranked baseball team. "Glee" actor Blake Jenner will play the young man, who finds his willpower tested by his party-read teammates. Tyler Hoechlin ("Teen Wolf"), Wyatt Russell ("22 Jump Street"), Ryan Guzman ("Step Up All In"), Zoey Deutch ("Vampire Academy"), Will Brittain ("A Teacher"), and Glen Powell ("The Expendables 3") will costar. Linklater is »
- Matt Patches
Boyhood is surprisingly close to reaching $40 million worldwide to go along with the waves of acclaim for director Richard Linklater. We recently learned that Linklater plans to capitalize on this buzz to pursue That's What I'm Talking About, a spiritual sequel to Dazed and Confused that Linklater has wanted to make for years. Now he'll get the chance: Deadline reports Annapurna Pictures has signed on to finance That's What I'm Talking About. Paramount will release the movie in North America. Annapurna International will sell the foreign rights. Blake Jenner stars as a college freshman and pitcher for the school baseball team, set in 1980 during his first weekend at college partying with his teammates. Wyatt Russell, Ryan Guzman, Zoey Deutch, Will Brittain, and Glen Powell co-star. Linklater, Sean Daniel, Sandra Adair, John Sloss, Ginger Sledge, and the ineffable Megan Ellison will produce.
The post Annapurna to Finance That’S What I’M Talking About, »
- Brendan Bettinger
Paramount will release the film in North America and Annapurna International will sell the international rights.
Ellison will produce along with Sean Daniel, Linklater, Sandra Adair, John Sloss and Ginger Sledge. Daniel and Jim Jacks partnered with Linklater on his breakout 1993 teen comedy “Dazed and Confused.”
Daniel said that he, Sloss and Linklater had been developing the project for more than a decade along with Daniel’s longtime producing partner Jacks, who died earlier this year.
“I will be doing this in his memory,” Daniel added.
“That’s What I’m Talking About” will be the first film for Linklater following his well-received family drama “Boyhood.”
- Dave McNary
Megan Ellison‘s Annapurna Pictures has come on to produce Richard Linklater‘s collegiate comedy “That's What I'm Talking About,” a spiritual sequel to the director's cult classic “Dazed and Confused” that will be released in North America by Paramount, an individual familiar with the project has told TheWrap. A representative for Paramount did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Also read: Megan Ellison Nearing Deal to Co-Finance Leonardo DiCaprio Thriller ‘The Revenant’ Set in 1980, the film stars Blake Jenner as a freshman student who, like the protagonist in “Dazed and Confused,” is a pitcher on the hard-partying baseball team. »
- Jeff Sneider
Jimmy Kimmel has been named as host and co-stars Jennifer Garner, Reese Witherspoon and Jessica Chastain are among the first wave of stars announced to pay tribute to Matthew McConaughey as he becomes the 28th recipient of the American Cinematheque Award. The organization’s annual benefit gala is October 21 at the Beverly Hilton.
Others announced this morning for the show include Cole Hauser, who co-starred as Benny O’Donnell opposite McConaughey in 1993’s Dazed And Confused, the star’s first film. Lili Fini Zanuck, producer of McConaughey’s 2002 film Reign Of Fire, has also been added to the show, with more co-stars and associates expected to be named in the coming days.
Witherspoon appeared opposite McConaughey in 2013’s Mud, while Chastain is in his much-anticipated upcoming November 14 release Interstellar. Garner worked with him on Ghosts Of Girlfriends Past and last year’s Dallas Buyers Club, for which he won the Best Actor Oscar. »
- Pete Hammond
The Lincoln Lawyer stars in the Lincoln Mkc ad that was directed by Drive's Nicolas Winding Refn. The one-minute bit has a lot of Dazed and Confused meets True Detective one-liners when the actor finds himself parked in front of a "big bull" in the middle of the road. Needless to say, Ellen has a lot of questions and quips after eating some "special" brownies she finds in the vehicle. "What are you doing with your fingers?" she asks the actor, who's rubbing them together.
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After eating a few more brownies, the daytime talk-show host starts to see the bull, which leads her to exclaim, "Maybe we should ask it to moooove it along »
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