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What’s Coming Oct. 1: “Queen of the Damned” Just in time for Halloween, Netflix is adding 2002’s adaptation of Anne Rice’s novel “The Queen of the Damned,” led by the late R&B star Aaliyah and Irish actor Stuart Townsend. What’s Coming Oct. 1: “Dazed and Confused” Following the release of director Richard Linklater‘s “Everybody Wants Some!!” earlier this year, its spiritual prequel “Dazed and Confused” hits Netflix next month. What’s Coming Oct. 1: “Unforgiven” Clint Eastwood‘s Best Picture-winner “Unforgiven” takes a frank look at how the uglier parts of the Old West have been forgotten through time. »
- Reid Nakamura
Welcome to “Playback,” a Variety podcast.
On today’s show Jenelle Riley and I are back to chew on the season’s lead acting Oscar races. The best actress field is stacked with so many contenders it seems a guarantee that a few deserving candidates will be left out of the equation. From Emma Stone (already a prize winner for “La La Land”) to Natalie Portman (causing a stir in Venice and Toronto with “Jackie”) to great performances we’ve seen from the likes of Ruth Negga (“Loving”) and Meryl Streep (“Florence Foster Jenkins”) and possible contenders we haven’t, like Taraji P. Henson (“Hidden Figures”) and Viola Davis (“Fences”), it’s just incredibly competitive.
Meanwhile, the best actor race is uncharacteristically soft. No one, really, seems like a lock. Casey Affleck (“Manchester by the Sea”) is certainly a strong candidate among the performances we’ve seen, while Denzel Washington »
- Kristopher Tapley
Curious to know what movies and TV shows are coming to Netflix over the next few weeks? Get a head start and mark your calendars using the list below, just released to us by Netflix. But first, here are our editors' 10 must-see recommendations from below's incoming crop of movies: 1. Dazed and Confused (1993) 2. Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) 3. Three Kings (1999) 4. Dheepan (2015) 5. Quiz Show (1994) 6. Unforgiven (1992) 7. 13th (2016) Netflix Original 8. Mascots (2016) Netflix Original 9. Big Eyes (2014) 10. Jesus Camp (2006) Check out all of October's new Netflix releases -- as well as the films and TV shows expiring -- below. Avail...
John Krasinski is taking his directing talents to New York to direct a live read of “Good Will Hunting” for the “Film Independent Live Read New York.” “The Hollars” helmer will be a guest director for the organization’s event that will take place at Nyu Skirball Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, October 7.
“For a whole lot of people ‘Good Will Hunting’ is so good that you’ve watched it more than 10 times,” said Krasinski. “For anyone from Boston, it’s so good… we’ve now made it mandatory to get the poster tattooed on our backs. As a director, I am more than excited to be a part of this Live Read. As the president of the Matt Damon fan club… I am just straight fan girling.”
In Live Read tradition, the talent that will be involved will be announced days before the performance via Twitter by Krasinski. »
- Liz Calvario
Next month, Netflix offers up a big selection of films of all stripes — modern to classic, animated to live action, Best Picture winners to teen phenomenons — and we’ve picked seven that you should watch as soon as humanly possible, either for the first time or as part of a nostalgic little binge. Enjoy.
The winner of four Oscars, including Best Picture, Clint Eastwood’s 1992 film “Unforgiven” is the last Western he directed and starred in, and he made it count. About an aging outlaw tasked with one final job, the film examines the myths of the West and how they’re perverted and distorted over time, as well as the contradictions within established national archetypes. It’s arguably Eastwood’s defining masterpiece, and one of the very best films of the 90s. See it immediately.
The 1993 cult classic “Dazed and Confused »
- Vikram Murthi
Everybody Wants Some!!, 2016.
Directed by Richard Linklater.
A group of college baseball players navigate their way through the freedoms and responsibilities of unsupervised adulthood.
Blake Jenner stars as Jake Bradford, a freshman heading to college early to get settled and spend some time with his housemates. Jake will be a pitcher on the school’s baseball team and he gets to stay with his teammates in a house on campus. We meet an array of different guys that are all on the team and watch as they have the time of their lives over a three day weekend. From girls to drugs to getting into the baseball spirit, these guys get to experience it all.
- Jake Peffer
TheWrap takes a look at the evolution of the actress from movies like “Dazed and Confused” to “My One and Only.” Renee Zellweger was born on April 25, 1969 in Texas. Her first job out of college was working in a beef commercial. 1991: Zellweger appeared as the uncredited “Girl in the blue pickup truck” in “Dazed and Confused.” 1994: Zellweger had her first major film role in the horror film, “Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation” alongside Matthew McConaughey. 1994: Her next film was “Love and a .45,” in which she played a woman who plans a robbery with her boyfriend. »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
Cineplex Magazine's top picks for the Toronto International Film Festival GuideCineplex Magazine's top picks for the Toronto International Film Festival GuideCineplex Magazine9/6/2016 2:43:00 Pm
Coming to Toronto to line up for hours with like-minded cinephiles and be the first to catch some of the year’s biggest and best movies? Great. Prefer to wait for those great flicks to come to a theatre near you? Just as good. Here are our top choices for this year’s Tiff, which fills Toronto’s streets with movie mayhem from September 8th to 18th
Hollywood loves Westerns, as long as they’re set in today’s world — No Country for Old Men, Winter’s Bone. But now it’s time for an old-fashioned shoot ’em up. This reimagining of the classic 1960 Western of the same name stars Denzel Washington »
- Cineplex Magazine
Everybody wants some of Richard Linklater’s next movie. The Hollywood Reporter has the news that Bryan Cranston, Steve Carell and Laurence Fishburne are in talks to join “Last Flag Flying,” a spiritual successor to 1973’s “The Last Detail” directed by Hal Ashby. Jack Nicholson, Randy Quaid and Otis Young starred in the moving adaptation of Darryl Ponsican’s novel of the same name, about two members of the Navy showing a third a good time while escorting him to prison for petty crime. Ponsican published “Last Flag Flying” in 2005.
Linklater’s interest in the project began shortly after, and he originally wanted to reunite Nicholson and Quaid (both of whom scored Oscar nominations); Young passed away in 2001, so Morgan Freeman was eyed to take his place. “Last Flag Flying” catches up with the main trio later in life, »
- Michael Nordine
We’re now deep into the McConaissance folks. Yes, in the last few years, we’ve seen Matthew McConaughey really make the leap to the next stage of his career, shaking up the industry in the process. With this week marking the release of his new film The Sea of Trees, I wanted to take a look at his best work to date. Even before I started tackling heavier fare, he was someone I enjoyed, but that’s only grown these days. Whether in supporting or lead roles, he’s a unique and talented actor with a lot to offer. The years to come will be very exciting, both for us and for him… The Sea of Trees is a drama about a pair of suicidal men looking for a way out of a forest in Japan. One is Arthur Brennan (McConaughey), the protagonist, while the other is Takumi Nakamura »
- Joey Magidson
In the real world, every person tends to have a very different high school and college experience. If you happen to live in a movie, however, everyone's school experience is almost guaranteed to include one thing: a ridiculous, probably life-changing party. In honor of students everywhere gearing back up to hit the books this fall, FandangoNOW held a survey to find out fans' Top 20 "Party School" Movies. Check out the results: The Top 20 “Party School” Movies: 1. American Pie 2. Pitch Perfect 3. Neighbors 4. Monsters University 5. National Lampoon’s Animal House 6. National Lampoon’s Van Wilder 7. Accepted 8. Dazed and Confused ?9. Superbad 10. Revenge of the...
- Peter Hall
Each and every time I write about Friday the 13th, I feel compelled to state that I am not a fan of the long-running slasher franchise, which -- in the immortal words of John Carpenter -- "doesn't rise above its cheapness." Nevertheless, the idea that producers might actually try to change up the old formula is a vaguely intriguing one, and in the years since that abhorrent 2009 remake various alternative takes on the 36-year-old series -- from a found-footage approach to David Bruckner's since-abandoned Dazed and Confused-inspired version -- have been flirted with and then dispatched like one of Jason Voorhees' nubile, underdressed victims. And then yesterday happened. All due respect to Breck Eisner, but as a filmmaker he feels like the safest possible choice to direct the F13 reboot, which really could have done with some fresh blood (pun intended) but will instead be saddled with a »
- Chris Eggertsen
James + Semaj is a column where James Franco talks to his reverse self, Semaj, about new films. Rather than a conventional review, it is place where James and Semaj can muse about ideas that the films provoke. James loves going to the movies and talking about them. But a one-sided take on a movie, in print, might be misconstrued as a review. As someone in the industry it could be detrimental to James’s career if he were to review his peers, because unlike the book industry—where writers review other writer’s books—the film industry is highly collaborative, and a bad review of a peer could create problems. So, assume that James (and Semaj) love all these films. What they’re interested in talking about is all the ways the films inspire them, and make them think. James is me, and Semaj is the other side of me. »
- James Franco
Every week, a bevy of new releases (independent or otherwise), open in theaters. That’s why we created the Weekly Film Guide, filled with basic plot, personnel and cinema information for all of this week’s fresh offerings.
For August, we’ve also put together a list for the entire month. We’ve included this week’s list below, complete with information on screening locations for films in limited release.
See More: Here Are All the Upcoming Movies in Theaters for August 2016
Here are the films opening theatrically in the U.S. the week of Friday, August 5. All synopses provided by distributor unless listed otherwise.
Director: Todd Kessler
Synopsis: Anita Ponchouri (Natalie Perera), the dutiful Indian daughter of a deep-in-debt businessman (Kabir Bedi) is about to marry a wealthy Londoner (Staz Nair) when a chance encounter with local singer, »
- Steve Greene
“Richard Linklater: Dream Is Destiny” is a fun, wily, and infectious portrait-of-the-artist documentary, filled with things we haven’t seen before (there’s a ton of footage of Linklater on the set), crafted with a deep curiosity about the mysterious, ever-changing nature of how movies actually get made. The film starts by going back to the halcyon indie days of 1991 and replaying the opening minutes of “Slacker” — a sequence that features the director himself, though no one knew it at the time. He’s a talky young guy in a loose-fitting green T-shirt, with dreamy eyes and a quasi-’70s bowl cut, who climbs into a taxi cab and starts waxing poetic to the driver (who greets his words with stone-cold indifference) about how if he had decided to walk or hitch a ride instead, he might have been inside a different reality. In that one, he could have met »
- Owen Gleiberman
Anyone vaguely familiar with American independent film knows about Richard Linklater. “Slacker,” “Dazed and Confused,” the sweeping “Before” trilogy and “Boyhood” are only a few of the venerated titles in the ever-innovative director’s roster. This year’s “Everybody Wants Some!!” was just the latest example of Linklater’s ability to take fun, goofy scenarios and transform them into something poignant. All the while, the filmmaker has remained in Austin, where he has built his own community of movie lovers through the Austin Film Society, the organization he founded in 1985. Linklater’s career has enough chapters to fill a film of its own, which is what co-directors Louis Black and Karen Bernstein do in “Richard Linklater: Dream is Destiny,” an overview of Linklater’s story that opens in theaters and on VOD this week.
Notably, the filmmakers behind “Dream is Destiny” are a part of the story that they capture. »
- Eric Kohn
Even devoted fans of filmmaker Richard Linklater might question the need for Louis Black’s bio-doc Richard Linklater: Dream Is Destiny. Only in his mid-50s—and arguably at the peak of his career after the major awards and box office success of 2014’s Boyhood—the writer-director has so much work left to do that a retrospective feels premature. Also, Linklater has hardly ever been circumspect about how his own past has informed his films. He’s an articulate and gregarious interview subject and someone who’s drawn heavily from the details of his own life in his Slacker, Dazed And Confused, Before Sunrise, Waking Life, Boyhood, and Everybody Wants Some. In fact, there have already been two movies made about Linklater: 2014’s 21 Years (about his career up to Boyhood) and 2013’s Double Play (about his relationship with pioneering structuralist filmmaker James Benning). There wouldn’t seem »
- Noel Murray
Well, here we are in the closing weeks of summer movie season. It’s the last gasp for big-budget blockbusters before the coming fall festival season, but there are plenty of indie alternatives for whatever your tastes may be. Below, you’ll see every planned theatrical release for the month of August, separated out into films with wide runs and limited ones. (Synopses are provided by festivals and distributors.)
Each week, we’ll give you an update with screening locations for these various titles. In the meantime, be sure to check our calendar page, where we’ll update releases for the rest of the year. Happy watching!
Week of August 5 Wide
Director: David Ayer
Synopsis: A secret government agency led by Amanda Waller recruits imprisoned »
- Kate Halliwell, Kyle Kizu and Steve Greene
Richard Linklater's Everybody Wants Some!!, the spiritual successor to Dazed and Confused, has recently made its home video debut on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD courtesy of Paramount Home Entertainment. We've teamed up with Paramount to help spread the word about this funny flick set in the 1980's with a great giveaway you won't want to miss.
Three lucky readers will each take home a copy of Everybody Wants Some!! on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD combo pack in this giveaway. Take your chance at winning one by submitting the short entry form below. The odds of winning can be increased each and every day you stop back to enter again for as many days as the contest is open.
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Belladonna of Sadness (Eiichi Yamamoto)
It all begins with Once Upon a Time. Such a simple introduction for Belladonna of Sadness, a 1973 Japanese animated feature whose newfound legacy includes a decades-long disappearance, a dramatic re-emergence, and a growing reputation as a frenzied, pornographic freakout. The final entry in anime elder statesman Osamu Tezuka‘s erotic Animerama trilogy has remained largely unknown to even the most die-hard cult cinephiles, a fate determined after its commercial failure bankrupted Tezuka’s production company, »
- The Film Stage
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