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Game Changer Award going to Christoph Krachten, co-founder and President of Mediakraft Networks.
Shamberg, who more recently produced Zach Braff’s Wish I Was Here and A Walk Among the Tombstones starring Liam Neeson (both of which will be at the Zurich Film Festival), will discuss ‘Storytelling across platforms’ in his speech. Shamberg is also set to receive the Career Achievement Award at Zff (Sept 25 - Oct 5).
Game Changer Award
The summit, organised by Zff »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
In a development that feels more inevitable than surprising, Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass are in talks to get back into the Bourne business. The two had sent mixed messages over the years, ever since Jason Bourne disappeared in the murky East River at the end of The Bourne Ultimatum in 2007, with the major roadblock being Damon’s insistence that a reluctant Greenglass direct, while Universal handed the franchise over to writer-turned-director Tony Gilroy. But with Gilroy’s Bourne Legacy, starring Jeremy Renner, failing to live up to the original three Bourne films at the box office, and Damon’s recent non-Bourne projects, »
- Jeff Labrecque
John Travolta says a pending lawsuit filed by a former male employee who claims that the two used to be involved romantically is "just about people wanting money." The 60-year-old Look Who's Talking and Pulp Fiction actor, who has children with wife Kelly Preston, made his comments in a recent interview with The Daily Beast. Travolta, who is promoting his new movie The Forger, has faced rumors about his sexuality for years. When asked about this "pending lawsuit from a man who claims to be your former pilot about a romantic relationship," the actor told the outlet, "This is every celebrity's Achilles heel. It's just about people wanting money. That's all. »
Galleries like Mondo in Austin and Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles thrive because they offer movie and pop-culture lovers an irresistible combination of nostalgia and contemporary art. It’s artwork most people can afford that usually puts a unique spin on much-loved movies (and a few terrible films that people can’t get enough of). We’ve seen posters and prints of films like Pulp Fiction and The Fifth Element galore, but we haven’t seen those cult movies turned into… playing cards. “Fifty-two cards. Fifty-two of your favorite cult movies. An awesome deck of playing cards for people who love cinema as much as we do,” reads the website for Cult Movie Cards. After a successful Kickstarter, London-based creative...
- Alison Nastasi
John Travolta commented on the years-old allegations that he is gay in an interview with The Daily Beast published on Tuesday. The actor also addressed the pending lawsuit against him by Douglas Gotterba, a former employee of Travolta's who is suing for the right to write a book about his alleged romantic relationship with the Pulp Fiction star.
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- Tim Surette
AOL Original’s new series Making a Scene with James Franco debuts this Wednesday, and it features James Franco doing what he does best: art-like mini-projects that require more than a sentence to explain. Despite a title that sounds like something dry and conversational and hosted by James Lipton, the 10-episode first season actually showcases Franco & Co. taking a variety of famous scenes from famous movies, mashing them up, and staging the result. The key is that they won’t have total control over what they’ll be enacting.
“The idea was to turn over some of the creative process »
- Keith Staskiewicz
For the last hundred years or so promotional images have been one of the most important marketing tools in the movie industry. From movie posters, to publicity stills, to candid behind-the-scenes photos; these images have the difficult job of getting us interested in a film with a single glance.
Nobody can deny that this is a hard thing to do and when it’s done well we rightfully acknowledge it. For instance, who could forget the poster for Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction? The one featuring Uma Thurman laying on the bed smoking a cigarette with a handgun laying in front of her? Nobody knew what this movie was all about but the poster alone was enough to spark our curiosity.
On the other hand, sometimes promotional images simply try way too hard and end up becoming quite ridiculous. From low-budget ’80s horror movies to recent big-budget »
- Jesse Gumbarge
We just recently featured some adorable childrens book inspired artwork that pays tribute to films like Pulp Fiction and Guardians of the Galaxy with artistic cues from the classic Golden Books. Now both those films get the kiddie artwork treatment again, this time from a Los Angeles artist called 100% Soft. The style is very unique, with almost baby-like characters, and this time he's used his trademark style in a new exhibition called Lil MacGuffins, using the plot device term to drive pieces that show characters and the item they're after in the film in question. They're adorable and awesome at the same time. See some below! Here's some of the pieces from 100% Soft's art exhibit Lil MacGuffins (via SlashFilm): Lil MacGuffins goes on display at the Bottleneck Gallery in Brooklyn, New York, along with MacGuffin-related artwork from Glen Brogan and Russ Moore, on September 12th (an opening reception happens »
- Ethan Anderton
Welcome to Screen Rant’s “Geek Picks,” where we collect the finest movie-related geekery from around the Web. Today you’ll find Star Wars minus John Williams; Nick Offerman’s Advice to College Freshmen; St. Peter meets Gaston; Jimmy Fallon goes pool bowling with Hugh Jackman; and see James Franco As Napoleon Dynamite in Pulp Fiction. All that and more on this edition of Sr’s Geek Picks!
To kick things off today, Flavorwire has a Clever Joss Whedon-Inspired Artworks From Gallery 1988.
If you have any Geek Picks of your own, please send them to srgeekpicks(at)gmail(dot)com and you could be featured in a future post!
Star Wars Minus Williams – Throne Room
This may not end up having anything to do with our version of Ep 4. Then again, it just might. Either way, we enjoyed it too much to keep it to ...
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- Justin Vactor
“You’ll never watch Sunday football the same way again,” said a friend as I entered into my first season of Fantasy Football.
Viewing it in the lens of a competition led to the ugly truth that I analyzed players as numbers and stats, teams and schedules as data points and my friends’ teams as trends and potential pointing toward a successful season.
You could say that this is an unhealthy way of watching football. Better to admire the thrill, athleticism and camaraderie of the sport than to analyze it in superficial terms.
The funny thing is that I’m already more attached to football than I’ve ever been. I know all the players, I know all the teams and I have a better appreciation for how the game is played. And it doesn’t hurt that I’m already doing well.
Welcome to the data driven culture we live in, »
- Brian Welk
Melissa Rivers wrote a touching eulogy for her mother's funeral - Us Weekly See the first photo of Eva Amurri Martino's baby daughter - People Do you like Nicki Minaj's more understated look? - HuffPost Celebrity GQ distances itself from Kim Kardashian as Woman of the Year - Et Did Britney Spears put Zoe Saldana on blast? - Lainey Gossip Lindsay Lohan is in rehearsals for her stage debut - Pink Is the New Blog Emma Watson moved in with her boyfriend - JustJared Shia Labeouf pleads guilty to disorderly conduct - Dlisted You may have missed these details in Pulp Fiction - Moviepilot Lady Gaga responds to Internet trolls - BuzzFeed Is this Jennifer Lopez or Ariana Grande? - The Superficial »
If you’re a fan of exploitation films, then you’ll want to take a wild ride with “Ronnie Terminus,” “Dahlia Frankenstein” and “Rhett Darling” in The Killers Resolute. This nine episode web-series follows a trio of cold-blooded killers on their twisted journey doing what they want, when they want…which turns out to be a violent, bloody mess.
All episodes of The Killers Resolute can be found Here
A throwback to great 70s films like Dirty Mary Crazy Larry (and the more recent Pulp Fiction), The Killers Resolute takes a dark path down the human psyche while providing an indictment of modern living in the age of media hypocrisy. Writer/director Chris Grega was drawn to this project as a statement on our modern media-driven world, and the blatant falseness he feels it’s all built upon. From “Do Not Attempt” labeled advertising propaganda to »
- Tom Stockman
From action figures and games to books and comics, we take a look at a few geeky antiques from the past decades...
In August, eBay revealed that a near-mint copy of Action Comics issue one - famously, the first time Superman made an appearance in print - had sold for an eye-watering $3.2m. One of only 50 copies said to still exist, the comic’s sale price is reportedly the highest yet - it far outstrips the $2.16m another copy sold for in 2011.
Now, it’s extremely unlikely that any of us are going to find our own copy of Action Comics issue one in our loft or in a box in the back of the cupboard, but given that most geeks usually collect one kind of object or another - whether it be comics, games, toys, posters or other treasured items - there’s still a possibility that one or »
October Gale, 2014.
Directed by Ruba Nadda.
A doctor takes in a mysterious man when he washes ashore at her remote cottage with a gunshot wound and soon discovers that his would-be killer is on his way to finish the job.
A doctor grieving the death of her husband heads to an isolated island where a family cottage is located; while going through the belongings to be packed away, she experiences a series of flashback which indicates a close and warm relationship between the spouses. Bad signs occur like the motorboat needing to be prepared, the loss of a cell phone reception and the oncoming storm. A thumping noise and the search for the source of it leads to a gunshot victim who has crawled his way into the dwelling place.
In order to survive a partnership is created »
- Trevor Hogg
Alexa here with your weekly fix of film art. I've always thought color impacts the mood of a film greatly: the pops of red in Pulp Fiction, the moody blue noir of Blade Runner, the dominant earth tones in The Big Lebowski. Along these lines, there has been a mini-trend lately of designers abstracting films according to their color palettes. My favorite is by designer Charlie Clark. Clark's project, titled "The Colors of Motion," takes the average hue from each frame of a film and then presents the frames together as horizontal stripes or square tiles. Distilled down to their palettes, The Matrix becomes a sea of green and black, and Frozen becomes a patchwork of dark blues and browns.
Quentin Tarantino’s passion for the New Beverly Cinema began when he was just another kid showing up for the nightly double feature. It grew when he found success as a filmmaker and began to subsidize owner Sherman Torgan to the tune of $5,000 per month to keep the place open. Ultimately Tarantino bought the building and now he’s taking over the whole theater from Torgan’s son Michael. Tarantino has grand plans to curate a program of films he is confident will please fellow cinefiles and give him an excuse to showcase his voluminous collection of film prints and trailers.
His first move: Jettisoning the digital projector that Michael installed. When the L.A. institution reopens in October after three months of renovations and a thorough cleaning of the onetime porno palace, the New Beverly will have a unique mission: All 35mm prints, all the time. “The big thing »
- Jen Yamato
Uber-film fan Quentin Tarantino said that he plans to take over as programmer at his New Beverly Cinema on Beverly Blvd. in Los Angeles, the repertory theater he’s owned since its founder, Sherman Torgan, died in 2007.
The “Pulp Fiction” helmer told the L.A. Weekly he plans to emphasize 35mm films and use the New Beverly to create a bastion for films shown on celluloid film. Tarantino added that he plans to screen films from his own personal collection of 35mm films, which includes all three Sergio Leone Westerns starring Clint Eastwood. The theater will also get some upgrades, including six-track stereo sound and a 16mm projector, as Tarantino’s collection also includes a number of 16mm reels as well as films that use the six-track sound.
He promised that the revival and second-run theater won’t simply turn into a grindhouse, as he intends to maintain the theater »
- Kevin Noonan
The summer movie season is officially over, and this weekend we finally head into fall. Most of these impending new releases are vying for that elusive Oscar gold or any other semi-prestigious award being presented. We start this cinematic journey by looking at all the upcoming movies September has to offer. This first fall month is a little overcrowded, promising a fine mix of genre fare. We have a couple of Academy worthy dramas making their debut, an untested family franchise starter, a handful of comedies, yet another Ya novel adaptation, an action epic based on a cult classic TV show, the return of an iconic trio and one independent coming-of-age shocker that promises to push the boundaries of everything that has arrived before it. Hold onto your seats...
Here are this September's can't miss releases:
1The Longest Week
Tagline: She had him at 'I'm your best friend's girlfriend.' »
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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
Twenty years ago, Tom Hanks inspired movie audiences around the world to reflect on the parallels between life and chocolate in the Oscar-winning Forrest Gump. In honor of its anniversary, the film is screening in IMAX theaters for one week, starting Sept. 5. For Gump superfans out there, it's a chance to relive some movie magic - just think how intense that floating feather will look on an IMAX screen! To some observers, since its 1994 theatrical run, Forrest Gump has permeated pop culture, leaving a legacy that has inspired further creative efforts and manages to still make news today. 1. Tom Hanks »
- Drew Mackie
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