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Danny Elfman’s Score For Justice League Set To Drop On November 10

WaterTower Music is proud to announce the November 10 release of the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to Warner Bros. Pictures’ epic action adventure Justice League. The album features one of the industry’s most versatile and accomplished film composers, Danny Elfman, who is returning to score a DC Super Hero film for the first time since 1992’s Batman Returns.

While bringing his celebrated and unique approach to the Justice League score, Elfman also gives DC fans some special familiar moments. Utilizing memorable character themes to tell the musical story, he incorporates and re-interprets iconic music from past films, including John WilliamsSuperman theme, Hans Zimmer’s Wonder Woman theme, and his own Batman theme. “I’m using the same thematic material that I used back then,” Elfman told Billboard Magazine. “It never actually went away. We’ve got these iconic bits from our past and that’s part of us, that’s part of our heritage.
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Nicholas Meyer To Appear At "Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan" 35Th Anniversary Screening In L.A., May 31

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By Todd Garbarini

Arguably the best Star Trek film ever made, Nicholas Meyer’s Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982), which was originally subtitled The Vengeance of Khan but was changed so as not to interfere with Richard Marquand’s Revenge of the Jedi which itself was changed to Return of the Jedi, celebrates its 35th anniversary this year and is the subject of an exclusive screening at Laemmle’s Ahrya Fine Arts Theatre. The 113-minute film, which stars William Shatner and the crew of the Enterprise, will be screened on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 7:30 pm on Digital Cinema Projection (Dcp).

Please Note: Director Nicholas Meyer is scheduled to appear in person for a Q & A following the screening.

From the press release:

Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan

(35th Anniversary Screening)

Wednesday, May 31, at 7:30 Pm at the Ahrya Fine Arts Theatre

Followed by Q&A with
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Bill Pullman Stumps For Clinton As Locarno Fest Celebrates His Diverse Career

Bill Pullman Stumps For Clinton As Locarno Fest Celebrates His Diverse Career
Locarno — He may have played one of the most beloved fictitious Commanders-in-Chief in recent cinematic history, but back in the real world, Bill Pullman is hoping to let Hillary Clinton get on with the job.

“In this day and age, I do support Hillary Clinton very strongly,” he stated during a Q&A session at Switzerland’s lakeside Locarno Film Festival, where the 62-year-old “Independence Day” star was honored with the Moët & Chandon Excellence Award in recognition of his 30-year film career.

In explaining his support, he referred to this summer’s blockbuster sequel “Independence Day: Resurgence”: “The message of the [film] is that we can put aside our petty differences and come together as one to overcome serious challenges. And when you think of the challenges we face now — climate change and other issues of extremism — there’s no more important time to have a capable leader. And it
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‘Learning to Drive’ Offers Meaty Roles for Women In Front of and Behind the Camera

‘Learning to Drive’ Offers Meaty Roles for Women In Front of and Behind the Camera
Learning to Drive” is a women’s movie in the truest sense of the phrase.

Yes, the story of a middle-age divorcee’s unlikely bond with her driving instructor is firmly pitched at women of a certain age, but the term applies to more than its target audience. Both in front of and behind the camera, it is a picture made for women, by women and about women. In an industry that is still woefully behind the times when it comes to gender diversity, it’s a welcome corrective, but the decade-plus battle to make “Learning to Drive” also reveals the obstacles female filmmakers face.

“One of the biggest struggles we had was that most of the financing is male-oriented,” said producer Dana Friedman. “It was a drama, it wasn’t an action film, it wasn’t a thriller and it starred a woman. Getting a financier to understand the
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Apa Signs ‘What Lies Beneath’ Filmmaker Sarah Kernochan

Apa Signs ‘What Lies Beneath’ Filmmaker Sarah Kernochan
Sarah Kernochan has signed with Apa, Variety has learned.

The two-time Academy Award winner, who moves from Gersh, wrote “What Lies Beneath,” starring Harrison Ford and Michelle Pfeiffer. Her other feature writing credits include “9 ½ Weeks,” starring Kim Basinger and Mickey Rourke, plus “Sommersby” with Richard Gere and Jodie Foster.

Up next, Kernochan wrote “Learning to Drive,” which stars Ben Kingsley and Patricia Clarkson. The film ranked as the first runner-up for the audience award at last year’s Toronto Film Festival.

The writer, producer and director made her feature film directorial debut with 1998’s “All I Wanna Do,” which she also wrote.

Kernochan won her first Oscar in 1972 for best documentary feature for “Marjoe,” which she produced and directed. She won best documentary short subject in 2002 for “Thoth.”

Kernochan is also repped by managers Dan Halsted and Nate Miller, and Jackoway Tyerman.
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Richard Gere to Receive Crystal Globe at Karlovy Vary Film Festival

Richard Gere to Receive Crystal Globe at Karlovy Vary Film Festival
London — The Karlovy Vary Film Festival, which is Central and Eastern Europe’s leading film event, is to honor Richard Gere. The actor will receive the festival’s highest award, the Crystal Globe for outstanding contribution to world cinema.

The festival, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, will open with Oren Moverman’s “Time Out of Mind,” in which Gere plays a homeless person in today’s New York, whose only hope in an otherwise desperate existence is to try to find reconciliation with his long estranged daughter. Gere will be joined on the red carpet by Moverman and actress Jena Malone, who plays Johanna Mason in the “Hunger Games” franchise.

Among Gere’s standout movies cited by the festival include his breakthrough performances in Paul Schrader’s “American Gigolo” and Taylor Hackford’s “An Officer and a Gentleman,” which brought him his first nomination for a Golden Globe
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'Nashville Recap': Juliette Gets Her Groove, Rayna Makes a Pricey Move

'Nashville Recap': Juliette Gets Her Groove, Rayna Makes a Pricey Move
This week on Nashville, there was seemingly no problem that neither money nor misogyny couldn't solve.

The episode opens with Rayna calling Deacon from her private jet, telling him that she's off to find a new distribution deal. What she's really up to is trying to convince Deacon's estranged sister, Beverly, to cough up a liver for her brother. Through a series of flashbacks we learn that Beverly and Deacon's singing partnership was derailed by Rayna coming into the picture and that Beverly's jealousy runs deep. We also learn that
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The AfterEllen.com Huddle: Jodie Foster's best role

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No matter what you thought of Jodie Foster's Golden Globes speech, you have to admit the woman is an all-star actress. She's been in more than 40 films and over 25 TV series, so it was hard to decide what her best role ever could be. It wasn't hard, though, to discuss how good she was in every single one.

Group, what's your favorite Jodie Foster film?

Dorothy Snarker: I absolutely, positively cannot pick just one because she was my very first crush. So there. Rules be damned. For sentimental reasons, Stealing Home because it came out during my formative years and I watched it on a seemingly endless loop on our family's contraband HBO feed. Those blue eyes mesmerized me. For action reasons, Flightplan because she took a role originally written for a male lead and helped to, again, show that women
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British successes at Golden Globes put in shade by Jodie Foster's 'coming out'

Actor uses awards ceremony speech to make first public utterance about her sexuality, an open secret in Hollywood

There was unexpected British success at night's Golden Globes awards, but the ceremony was overshadowed by an extraordinary acceptance speech by actor Jodie Foster, in which she "came out" in front of the massed Hollywood glitterati.

The 50-year-old actor, in attendance to collect a lifetime achievement award, stunned the audience by announcing midway through her speech: "I have a sudden urge to say something that I've never really been able to air in public."

She went on to thank "one of the deepest loves of my life, my heroic co-parent, my ex-partner in love but righteous soul sister in life, my confessor, ski buddy, consigliere, most beloved Bff of 20 years, Cydney Bernard".

Foster's longterm relationship with former partner Bernard had been an open secret for years. They met in 1992 when Bernard worked
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Jodie Foster speech: Cydney Bernard is her former romantic partner

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Actress and director Jodie Foster was awarded the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award at Sunday's (Jan. 13) Golden Globes ceremony. In her emotional speech, Foster basically came out of the closet for the first time publicly and also thanked her partner and mother to her two sons Charlie and Kit, Cydney Bernard.

Related: Best & Worst of the Golden Globes

Cydney Bernard is a producer whom Foster met on the set of "Sommersby" in 1993, where Bernard was working as a production coordinator. Other credits to her name include "L.A. Story," "The Client," "Bean" and episodes of "The L Word" and "Off the Map."

Related: Celebrities who are out of the closet

While Foster announced in the speech that she is single, which we take to mean that she and Bernard are no longer together romantically, they are sure to still be in other's lives, as they have always been the co-parents of their two sons,
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Jodie Foster Comes Out As A Lesbian During Golden Globes Speech

When Jodie took to the stage to accept her Cecil B. DeMille award at the Golden Globes on Jan. 13 she gave a shocking yet beautiful speech about why she felt now was the time to reveal that she is a lesbian. The entire crowd was in tears as Jodie spoke and she begged for her mother to understand her public admission.

Jodie Foster is such an inspiration. The 50-year-old actress told the millions of viewers at home and celebrities in the audience of the 70th annual Golden Globes that yes, she is a lesbian and she’s thrilled to be coming out and not hiding this any longer.

Jodie’s Emotional Golden Globes Speech

“A big coming out speech tonight,” she said. “I already did my coming out about a thousand years ago in the stone age. Back in the days when a fragile young girl would open up to
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R.I.P. William Windom

The prolific character actor William Windom has died at the age of 88. Windom made his movie debut in 1962, starring as Gregory Peck’s courtroom antagonist in To Kill A Mockingbird. He later appeared in movies such as The Americanization Of Emily, Hour Of The Gun (1967), The Detective (1968) with Frank Sinatra, John Frankenheimer’s The Gypsy Moths (1969), Robert Altman’s Brewster McCloud (1970), the horror picture The Medusa Waltz (1971), the 1973 Escape From The Planet Of The Apes (in which he played the President of the United States), Sommersby (1993), the 1994 remake of Miracle ...
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Billy Eichner Talks "Billy on the Street," Joan Rivers, and Infuriating Spike Lee

Comedian Billy Eichner's pedestrian-attacking presence on the Fuse's Billy on the Street is not just funny, it's constantly jarring -- and extraordinary and life-affirming that way.

The gonzo game show combines Eichner's abrupt comic timing, love of pop culture, and tiny cash prizes. It capitalizes on his signature stage delirium, the style that the The New York Times once called "a theatrical phenomenon" in reviewing his 2005 fake late night talk show Creation Nation. Since then, his "Man on the Street" Q&As joined Funny Or Die's clip roster, and that recognition earned him his Fuse show. Since he's still shooting the show's new season, we thought we'd catch up with the delirious comic and discuss his friend Joan Rivers, his new enemy Spike Lee, and what it feels like to bombard Super Bowl-winning football players with questions about Madonna. Follow him on Twitter at @billyeichner and watch Billy on
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Danny Elfman’s Dark Shadows Original Score To Be Released May 8

WaterTower Music will release Dark Shadows . Original Score digitally and in stores on May 8, 2012. The album features original music by Grammy Award-winning and four-time Oscar®-nominated composer Danny Elfman, which is featured in director Tim Burton’s new gothic comedy Dark Shadows.

For more than 25 years, Burton and Elfman have collaborated on some of the cinema’s most beloved and recognizable films and soundtracks, including Big Fish, for which Elfman received an Oscar® nomination; Beetlejuice; Batman; Edward Scissorhands; Sleepy Hollow; Corpse Bride; and, more recently, Alice in Wonderland.

“Tim had some specific ideas about the music on Dark Shadows,” says Elfman. “I knew that the bigger dramatic scenes would be played in a rather grand theatrical manner, but the real treat was tapping into the retro pallet Tim had imagined. He wanted something that payed homage to both the original TV series and other ’70s horror genres as well. For that we kept it minimal,
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Jodie Foster: Hot Hollywood Celebrity Photo Gallery of the Day

HollywoodNews.com: Our selected celebrity to be included in our “Hot Hollywood Celebrity Photo Gallery of the Day” is Jodie Foster. She just premiered her new movie “The Beaver” in Cannes.

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Jodie Foster - 64th Annual Cannes Film Festival - "The Beaver"

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Jodie Foster - 64th Annual Cannes Film Festival - "The Beaver"

Alicia Christian “Jodie” Foster (born November 19, 1962) is an American actress, film director, producer as well as being a former child actress.

Foster began acting in commercials at three years of age, and her first significant role came in the 1976 film Taxi Driver as the preteen prostitute Iris for which she received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Also that year, she starred in the cult film The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane. She won an Academy Award for Best Actress in
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David Thomson on Jodie Foster

On May 20(it is promised), Jodie Foster's new film, The Beaver – the first she has directed since Home for the Holidays (1995) – will be released in the Us. The trailer tries to propose that it is a comedy and/or a heartwarming treat, but one early viewer observes on a website that it is an uncommonly dark experience (and a "must see"). There seem to be two problems, or maybe three. The first is that the film's central character, Walter, is suffering a severe depression that threatens his job and his family life. The second is that Walter is played by Mel Gibson, possibly the most disapproved-of person in entertainment these days. And third? Well, judging from the trailer, I'd say that Gibson looks all too plausible as a depressive.

The picture's opening has been delayed several times already, in part because of the unceasing ugly publicity Gibson has gathered.
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Sdcc '10 - Schedules for Preview Night and Thursday (7/21 and 7/22)

And we're off! The first bit of programming for San Diego Comic-Con 2010 is up on the official site, and we've got a look at the horror-themed panels and events for both Preview Night (July 21st) and Thursday, July 22nd.

Wednesday – July 21

Not much real horror here, but if you're into anime (and sushi), this is the night for you!

Marriott Hotel and Marina:

Anime introduces its new big room with four screenings, plus a sushi and pizza meet and greet! Located in the Marriott Hall, the Anime rooms are 4, 5, and 6, with Wednesday night's screenings taking place in Room 4; the party is in the Marriott Hall foyer starting at 7:00 Pm.

The Films Department will screen three big movies starting at 6:00 pm in Marriott Hall 2, which will be the home for the Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival on Thursday through Sunday.

Convention Center:

6:00-9:00 Special Sneak Peek Pilot
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Exclusive: Jon Amiel Discusses the Birth of Creation

The director of this new Charles Darwin biopic discusses this new period film, his new film Undying and much more.

Director Jon Amiel is certainly a director who likes to try something different with each film he undertakes. His films such as the period piece Sommersby, the real-time thriller Copycat, the comedy The Man Who Knew Too Little, the summer action film Entrapment and the bio-disaster The Core are about as different as they come, from one film to the next. After spending some time directing for the small screen, Amiel returned to the big screen with Creation, the biopic of famed the evolution revolutionary Charles Darwin, which just hit the shelves on DVD today, June 29. I had the chance to speak with this diverse director over the phone about his latest film, and here's what he had to say.

Obviously, I'm a writer, so I've never been a big
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When will Richard Gere stop?

Memorable roles in American Gigolo and An Officer And A Gentleman seem a long time ago

Allow me to favour you with a little movie list. Try to guess what they have in common and I'll meet you in paragraph two: No Mercy, Power, Miles From Home, Mr Jones, Final Analysis, Sommersby, Intersection, King David, Red Corner, The Jackal, Red Corner, The Mothman Prophecies, Unfaithful, Shall We Dance, Amelia.

I know, I know: it looks like the Razzie Winners' display at some bleak video store in the sixth circle of Hell, or perhaps the entire directorial oeuvre of Alan Smithee handily quarantined to prevent them from infecting the poor innocent DVDs on neighbouring shelves. But let me straighten you out: they all star one Richard Tiffany Gere, who can be seen this week in another of his patented misfires, Brooklyn's Finest.

Many times have I – while in my torrid cups or during the violent,
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Exclusive Cs Video: Creation Director Jon Amiel

The story behind the writing of Charles Darwin's "On the Origin of Species" might not sound like the most exciting basis for a movie, but in the hands of Jon Amiel, the director of such diverse movies as Entrapment and Sommersby , that story is told in a clever visual way in the new movie Creation , starring Paul Bettany as Darwin and Jennifer Connelly as his loving wife Emma. Loosely based on the novel "Annie's Box" by Darwin's great-great grandson Randall Keynes, Creation covers the many years Darwin spent researching and writing his most famous work while also dealing with the death of 10-year-old daughter Annie to a disease that seems to be afflicting him as well. At the same time, he finds himself in conflict with his religious wife who refuses to...
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