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Horror / Fantasy Round-Up: Twin Peaks, Game of Thrones & The Babadook

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We’re back with another round-up of news, this time focusing on the return of David Lynch’s seminal series, Twin Peaks, the upcoming Game of Thrones IMAX screenings, and when you can expect to see The Babadook haunt home media.

With Twin Peaks returning to television in nine all-new episodes in 2016 (25 years after it last aired), fans have been wondering which actors will come back. Series co-writer/director David Lynch and Showtime answered one big question by revealing that Kyle MacLachlan will once again step into the shoes of FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper. Lynch even tweeted a new photo of MacLachlan as Agent Cooper holding a “damn fine” cup of coffee. Here’s the official press release (via Collider) and photo (via David Lynch):

Press Release – “Golden Globe winner and Emmy® Award nominee Kyle MacLachlan will reprise his role as FBI Agent Dale Cooper when the critically-acclaimed,
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Cannes: ‘Whiplash,’ ‘Cold in July’ Set to Screen at Directors’ Fortnight

Cannes: ‘Whiplash,’ ‘Cold in July’ Set to Screen at Directors’ Fortnight
Damien Chazelle’s “Whiplash” and Jim Mickle’s “Cold in July,” two well-received American dramas that world premiered at the recent Sundance Film Festival, are among the 19 features set to screen in the 46th annual Directors’ Fortnight sidebar at Cannes.

Selected by delegate general Edouard Waintrop in his third year at the helm, the Fortnight, a long-running parallel program to the official selection, will also fly the U.S. flag with the world premiere of Frederick Wiseman’s documentary “National Gallery,” a portrait of the London museum’s day-to-day operations, and a special screening of Tobe Hooper’s original “Texas Chain Saw Massacre” in a newly restored version.

As the winner of both the grand jury prize and the audience award in Sundance’s U.S. dramatic competition (where it was snapped up by Sony Classics), “Whiplash” had been widely expected to receive the Un Certain Regard berth typically reserved
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Sundance hits 'Whiplash' and 'Cold in July' chosen for Cannes Directors' Fortnight

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Sundance hits 'Whiplash' and 'Cold in July' chosen for Cannes Directors' Fortnight
When the Cannes Film Festival's Official Selection was unveiled last week, many were surprised not to see one carry-over from the Sundance fest in the Un Certain Regard section -- in recent years, it's been something of a tradition for a Park City sensation (often the Grand Jury Prize winner) to compete again there, with the likes of "Precious" and "Beasts of the Southern Wild" getting a second surge of festival buzz on the Croisette. This year, Thierry Fremaux's team clearly thought nothing from Sundance 2014 was suitable, but the Directors' Fortnight sidebar has made up for it, including both Damien Chazelle's "Whiplash" and Jim Mickle's "Cold in July" in a name-heavy lineup. Starring Miles Teller as a young jazz drummer, "Whiplash" won both the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award in the Us Dramatic section at Sundance, while Mickle's uproarious retro genre mash-up -- starring Michael C. Hall
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Film Society of Lincoln Center to Present a Week of Harold Pinter: Comedies of Menace and Quiet Desperation

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Film Society of Lincoln Center to Present a Week of Harold Pinter: Comedies of Menace and Quiet Desperation
In honor of "Betrayal"'s Broadway opening, the Film Society of Lincoln Center has fashioned a Pinter-centric program, presenting some of the best adaptations of the Englishman's work, in addition to his own screenplays. Pinter's career as a playwright began with a production of "The Room" in 1957, and eventually spanned more than 50 years, netting him the 2005 Nobel Prize for Literature and the French Légion d'honneur in 2007. His best-known plays include "The Birthday Party" (1957), "The Homecoming" (1964), and "Betrayal" (1978), each of which he adapted for the screen. His screenplay adaptations of others' works include "The Servant" (1963), "The Go-Between" (1970), "The French Lieutenant's Woman" (1981), "The Trial" (1993), and "Sleuth" (2007).“The Broadway production of one of Harold Pinter’s masterpieces, 'Betrayal,' is sure to be one of the theatrical events of the year, and provided the perfect occasion for us to revisit Pinter’s body of work for the cinema” said Gavin...
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12 Film Titles Which Shouldn’t Be Taken Literally

Few things are more important when it comes to building expectations for a movie than the title itself. While every aspect of a production – from the actors, to the director, or even a costume designer – can pique our particular interest in an upcoming movie, often it’s the title which will first form part of our decision over whether or not a film appeals to us.

Most of us realise that film titles don’t have to be as gratuitously up front as say Snakes On A Plane or The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, but it’s still often a surprise when something with such a seemingly literal title can often give us the completely wrong idea. When we walk into a video store with the urge to watch something new, it’s the title – or cover art – which will form our initial idea of what the film could be like.
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Jasper Fforde: Fantasy, Science Fiction and weirdness abound

It’s hard to say what genre British author Jasper Fforde would be categorized as his work contains elements of metafiction, parody, and fantasy. Then there’s the profusion of literary words, allusions and the general play on traditional genres. Perhaps the best way to explain him and his novels is he’s the love child of Douglas Adams and Terry Pratchett, with Monty Python is his grandfather.

Once working in the British film industry as a focus puller for such movies as The Trial, Quills, GoldenEye, and Entrapment, he published his first novel, The Eyre Affair, in 2001 (after 76 rejections slips for one book that would be eventually be released in 2005). That book spanned a lot of genres, including fantasy, science fiction, mystery, satire, romance, and thriller. The Eyre Affair introduced the readers to “literary” detective Thursday Next. Set in an alternate/parallel England of 1985 it finds a country that
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2010 SxSW Film Festival Feature Line-Up

The South by Southwest Film Festival announced its 2010 feature line-up Wednesday night, and I couldn’t be more excited. The nine day event starts March 12, 2010 here in Austin, Texas, and I’ll be covering as much as I can from start to finish. Though, if it’s anything like last year, I’ll be asleep on my feet by the end of it.

The 2010 list includes 119 films (55 world premieres), but here are a few notables: The previously announced Kick-Ass will start the festivities. Elektra Luxx, the sequel to the underseen comedy Women in Trouble, starring Carla Gugino, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and too many more to name. Tim Blake Nelson’s Leaves of Grass in which Edward Norton plays identical twins. A documentary titled People vs. George Lucas that I will be seeing. Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s Micmacs. Plus the “SNL” spin-off movie MacGruber in its world premiere, possibly before the MacGyver creator shuts it down.
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2010 SXSW Film Festival Line-Up Announced; Includes Cyrus, MacGruber, Get Low, and Kick-ass

Not all of the great film festivals are outside of the U.S. Even if you can’t book a ticket to Cannes or Berlin, you should be able to afford a flight out to Austin, Texas for SXSW, which is a festival for not only movies, but music and video games as well. Like the years before, the line-up for the 2010 SXSW Film Festival is the goods. Matthew Vaughn’s Kick-Ass will open up the fest and then there will be other great-looking films throughout including The Duplass Brothers’ Cyrus, SNL’s hard-r adaptation of MacGruber, Tim Blake Nelson’s Leaves of Grass, and Floria Sigismondi’s The Runaways, just to name a few. If you’re going to this year’s SXSW, let me know so I can steal your identity and go in your place.

The 2010 SXSW Film Festival will run from March 12-20. Check out the
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SXSW 2010 Features Lineup Released

Less than a week worth of recovering from the Sundance Film Festival, and we are already looking forward to our next, big film fest coverage. That would be the South by Southwest Film Festival held annually in Austin, Texas. Last year, Scott and I brought you all kinds of coverage from the Lone Star State, and this year doesn’t look to be much different.

With that, the announcement came last night of the feature films that will be playing at the SXSW Film Festival. Previous announcement were already made about films like Cold Weather, Electra Luxx, Hubble 3D, Lemmy, Saturday Night, and The White Stripes: Under Great White Northern Lights making their debut. Kick-ass was recently announced as the opening night film, as well.

Among the other films being presented this year are some Sundance darlings, a few, highly anticipated premieres, and MacGruber.

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SXSW 2010: Full Line-Up Revealed!

I was so excited at seeing the SXSW line up last night that I completely forgot to post it and started searching the interwebs for cool content to go with it. Oops. Yes, I wish I was there but alas, it wasn’t mean to be (though don’t despair. We’ll be bringing you wicked awesome coverage).

But enough rambling, you want to know what’s all playing. Well, for a start there’s the much anticipated McGruber (trailer), the Duplass’ semi-mainstream comedy Cyrus, Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s Micmacs (trailer, review), Daniel Stamm’s horror flick Cotton and that’s on top of the previously announced titles which include Electra Luxx (Carla Gugino as a pregnant porn star? Bring. It. On.) and Kick-Ass (trailer). That’s already a great line-up but dear me, some of the other titles are pretty awesome too.

There’s Clay Liford scifi drama Earthling (trailer
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SXSW Announces Full Film Competition Slate

Late yesterday the SXSW Fim Festival, which runs from March 12-20 in Austin, TX, announced the full lineup of films that will be screening at this year’s event. And baby, it’s quite a list. Mixing big name films with intimate indie gems, the sheer number of films and the vast array of talented filmmakers is sure to be a hit with attendees and critics alike.

This lineup includes premieres of studio films such as Universal’s MacGruber, Lionsgate’s teen superhero actioneer Kick-Ass and smaller films like Tim Blake Nelson’s Leaves of Grass, Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s Micmacs, Michel Gondry’s The Thorn in the Heart and Steven Soderbergh’s And Everything Is Going Fine. With so many films to watch, it will be very difficult to find time to seem them all during the events nine days. But hell, we’re going to try.

For more on
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2010 SXSW Film Features, Fantastic Fest Midnight Titles Announced

The 2010 SXSW Film Festival and Conference has announced its initial slate of titles. The list is rife with hot world premieres (Kick-Ass), films fresh from Sundance (The Runaways, Cyrus), hot titles from the 2009 editions of Tiff and Cannes that haven't had much U.S. play (Enter the Void, Dogtooth, Trash Humpers), interesting documentaries (Lemmy, The People v. George Lucas) and much, much more. Simon Rumley's Red, White & Blue, which has received much praise on Twitch based on its Iffr screenings, will have its North American premiere.

Midnight programming courtesy of Fantastic Fest is also back with titles like Higanjima, Monsters, Serbian Film, Outcast, and a yet to be announced special film. Keep eye out for SXSW coverage at Twitch, but for now, pursue the massive list below (descriptions courtesy of SXSW).


Big names, big talent:  Headliners bring star power to SXSW, featuring red carpet premieres and gala film
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