Paris — Idris Elba has joined the roster of stars who are set to attend at Miptv, the Cannes-set confab which has grown into a popular showcase of premium content for all platforms.
Elba (“Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom”) will attend Miptv to promote his documentary “Mandela, My Dad and Me” which is produced by his outfit Green Door Pictures, Woodcut Media and Shine North, and repped in international markets by Content Television.
Directed by Daniel Vernon, the one-off doc follows Elba on a journey of “self-exploration” in South Africa during the filming of “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” in which he starred as the political hero. The doc then chronicles the actor’s struggle to produce “Idris Elba presents Mi Mandela,” an album of South African music paying tribute to Mandela, while coping with the sudden death of his father, who was also his role model.
“I am delighted to »
- Elsa Keslassy
Random House announced Wednesday that they will publish a memoir written by Patricia Arquette. The Academy Award, Golden Globe and Emmy award-winning actress will focus on her life growing up in the storied Arquette family, which includes “Pulp Fiction” actress Rosanna Arquette and “Scream” star David Arquette. Arquette will also write about being a single mother at the age of 20 and her experience as a woman in Hollywood. She made waves at the Academy Awards when she spoke in favor of wage equality during her acceptance speech for Best Supporting Actress. See Photos: Oscars 2015 Winners: ‘Birdman,’ ‘Grand Budapest,’ Eddie Remayne, »
- Joe Otterson
There can never be too many movies with Christopher Walken, and that's why we're happy to hear from Deadline that the Pulp Fiction and Catch Me If You Can star has just landed two more projects. First up, Walken will take a role in Eddie the Eagle, the true story about Britain’s first Olympic ski jumper, Michael Edwards (Taron Egerton), who became famous for finishing dead last in two events at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, despite his best efforts. Hugh Jackman plays Eddie's mentor, and Walken has been brought on board as the mentor of Jackman's character. Don't forget we got a first look at the film recently. In addition, Walken has also landed a role in Nine Lives, a comedy from director Barry Sonnenfeld that will team him up with Kevin Spacey for the first time. Why is that significant? Well, Spacey is known for doing a perfect impression of Walken, »
- Ethan Anderton
If you're a fan of Michael Plumides' Ghost Trek web series and have always wanted to see its characters and horror comedy style in feature film form, you can now help that longing become a reality, as an Indiegogo campaign for Ghost Trek: Confederate Ghouls is now underway. We also have exciting From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series news for Juan of the Dead fans, as well as theatrical release details for the hostage thriller, The Badger Game.
My name is Michael G. Plumides, Jr. and I am a second generation filmmaker. My dad produced the first independent film in North Carolina, the Southern sexploitation cult classic entitled, Night of the Cat, released in 1973 (available on Something Weird Video). Some of you »
- Derek Anderson
Rishi Kaneria has put together this excellent 44-second video that simply takes profile shots from Quentin Tarantino's movies, sticks 'em in a circle and sets the beat to the tune of "Snare Liftoff" from Whiplash. Kaneria notes that "certain shots have been scaled, rotated or mirrored from their original format to create the effect seen in this video", but I don't think any of us will have any problem with that. I can't say the video has any measure of educational value as much as it's a fun little watch as it covers much of Tarantino's oeuvre including Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, Kill Bill Volume 1, Kill Bill Volume 2, Death Proof, Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained. Give it a watch below and if you're playing it on your speakers at work, there's a little eff-bomb at the end you may not want coming from your cubicle. via 35mm »
- Brad Brevet
Police questioned Harvey Weinstein after the indie studio chief allegedly groped a 22-year-old woman in Tribeca on Friday, a NYPD spokesman confirmed to Variety.
The woman accused the Weinstein Co. boss of touching her breasts and hips, police confirmed. The Daily News, which broke the story, reported that the incident took place at around 6 p.m. Friday at the Tribeca Film Center.
But another source told Variety that there were no official events held at the Tribeca Film Center on Friday night, and the Weinstein Co. shares office space with Tribeca Enterprises. Police could not immediately confirm if the alleged assault took place at Weinstein’s offices or in another part of the building.
An investigation is ongoing and no charges have been filed. Neither the district attorney’s office nor the Weinstein Co. responded to requests for comment. Weinstein is expected to attend the New York premiere of his »
- Brent Lang and Ramin Setoodeh
One of the most critically lauded directors of the past 25 years, it's hard to believe Quentin Tarantino is only turning 52 years old today (March 27).
A master of his craft, Tarantino had already won the Palme d'Or -- the top prize at Cannes -- for "Pulp Fiction" (1994) by his early 30s, and that proceeded another gem, "Reservoir Dogs," just two years earlier. Guess he was right when he said, "If you just love movies enough, you can make a good one."
- Jonny Black
There is good news and bad news about Kriv Stenders’ neo-noir film Kill Me Three Times. The good news is that it’s fun to see Simon Pegg enjoying himself as a real scumbag of a hitman. The bad news is that if you’ve seen a handful of crime movies in the last 20 years, you’ve already seen most of what Kill Me Three Times has to offer.
Simon Pegg plays Charlie Wolfe, a contract killer we meet as he chases down and executes some poor sap in the desert. He’s hired to take out Alice (Alice Braga, Predators) for reasons not made clear at first, but when he shows up to do the job he discovers that she’s already been rubbed out by married dentists Nathan (Sullivan Stapleton, 300: Rise of an Empire) and Lucy (Theresa Palmer, Warm Bodies). They’re looking to cash in an »
- Patrick Bromley
No one likes making a list more than Quentin Tarantino. The beloved filmmaker annually updates his fans with his favorite movies of the past 12 months, while he also enjoys amassing lists of his most cherished films from throughout history as well. In fact, the Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, and Kill Bill director has even gone as far as to list his favorites of the Spaghetti Western genre - and you probably won.t be surprised about what came out on top. Tarantino revealed his list to Spaghetti-Western.net, and you can have a gander at his choices below: 1. The Good, The Bad And The Ugly (Sergio Leone, 1966) 2. For A Few Dollars More (Sergio Leone, 1965) 3. Django (Sergio Corbucci, 1966) 4. The Mercenary (Sergio Corbucci, 1968) 5. Once Upon A Time In The West (Sergio Leone, 1968) 6. A Fistful Of Dollars (Sergio Leone, 1964) 7. Day Of Anger (Tonino Valerii, 1967) 8. Death Rides A Horse (Giulio Petroni, 1967) 9. Navajo Joe (Sergio »
From the looks of it, there was no cooler place to be in the '90s or early 2000s then a premiere for a Quentin Tarantino movie. The iconic director turns 51 on March 27, so we decided we would take it back to some red carpet moments from screenings of films like "Pulp Fiction," "Reservoir Dogs," and "Kill Bill" for this week's #Tbt. Go back in time with some of Hollywood's hottest with these great throwback premiere pics.
- Alana Altmann
Agents of Shield, Season 2, Episode 14: “Love in the Time of Hydra”
Written by Brent Fletcher
Directed by Jesse Bochco
Airs Tuesdays at 9pm (Et) on ABC
“Love in the Time of Hydra” is an episode that is over quickly and leaves one wanting more, in the best way. More Ward/Agent 33 Pulp Fiction tributes, more Fitz calling out Simmons, and especially more Edward James Olmos. More Edward James Olmos is always welcome.
The pacing in “Love in the Time of Hydra” is brisk, despite the episode being set-up heavy. Big chunks of exposition are much more palatable when delivered by Edward James Olmos, who plays Robert Gonzales, the leader of Other Shield. Olmos is the perfect choice to lead Coulson’s opposition. He is steely but soft-spoken, weary but wise, and strong. He doesn’t want to go after Coulson, but he believes it is absolutely necessary for the greater good. »
- Rachel Kolb
For the second week in a row, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s villains stole the episode right out from under its heroes. Last week, it was Kyle MacLachlan and his team of misfit supervillains; this week, it's Grant Ward and the face-changing Agent 33, banding together in a productive, often-homicidal union that begins with a thinly veiled riff on Pulp Fiction and ends with a thinly veiled riff on A Clockwork Orange.This week's episode is called "Love in the Time of Hydra" — but while Ward and Agent 33 make a pretty excellent team, I'm not yet convinced we're actually seeing the first stirrings of true romance between them. Grant Ward isn't exactly a sociopath, but he's somewhere in that spectrum, and his affection for Agent 33 is suspiciously coincident with her ability to help him in a series of high-risk missions. Whatever the future of their relationship, Ward and Agent 33 »
- Scott Meslow
Here’s something I thought I’d never say: what ever happened to that Agent Grant Ward? Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s man of action was as bland as Melba toast, that is until it suddenly turned out that he was Hydra-ish affiliated, an apprentice of the evil John Garrett. Then, all of the sudden, Ward was complex and driven. He was a character we wanted to learn more about because it turned out there was more to learn. And then he started out the second season as a kind of hunky Hannibal but with less eating people, gently telling S.H.I.E.L.D. everything they wanted to know about Hydra, but not everything he knew. But after being shot by Skye and left for dead in Puerto Rico, it’s time to ask the question, what the heck happened to Ward?
I’m not sure if the Pulp Fiction »
- Adam A. Donaldson
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s “Love in the Time of Hydra” started with Agent 33 and Ward enjoying a nice meal with one another in a small town diner. Pulling a scene straight out of Pulp Fiction, the two brandish their guns and kidnap a doctor who can help with 33’s facial problems. For those who may have forgotten, Agent 33 was a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent brainwashed by Hydra, who strapped on a cybernetic mask to impersonate Agent May, only for the mask to be damaged, permanently bonding to her face and giving 33 quite the nasty scar, while not allowing her to revert back to her old self. Here, the two antagonists play house, hanging around a hotel room after murdering the doctor who helps her, and experimenting with her new abilities via changing her face to look like Skye’s. [caption id="attachment_431077" align="alignright" width="350"] Image via ABC[/caption] On the agents’ side, »
- Evan Valentine
Spoiler Warning: Do not read on unless you’ve seen “Marvel’s Agents of Shield” Season 2, Episode 14, titled “Love in the Time of Hydra.”
In the March 24 episode of “Agents of Shield,” while Skye (Chloe Bennet) and Coulson (Clark Gregg) were dealing with the effects of her newfound abilities — and Bobbi (Adrianne Palicki) and Mack (Henry Simmons) were enlightening Hunter (Nick Blood) about the “real” Shield that’s secretly being operated by Edward James Olmos’ Robert Gonzales — former agents Ward (Brett Dalton) and 33 (Maya Stojan/Ming-Na Wen) were doing their best Bonnie and Clyde impersonation and breaking Sunil Bakshi (Simon Kassianides) out of government custody, for reasons that have yet to be revealed.
It’s the first opportunity we’ve had to examine Ward’s motivations in-depth since he escaped Shield custody, and while the rogue operative’s agenda remains murky, he also seems to have a genuine rapport with »
- Laura Prudom
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- Peter Sciretta
Uma Thurman appears to be having some fun on the beach with a former flame.
The actress, 44, was spotted in the Caribbean island of St. Barts with her 58-year-old ex, Andre Balazs.
They were seen frolicking in the sun together and cooling off in the water.
Photos: Does Uma Thurman Look Unrecognizable?
Uma also got close with Andre as they drank wine with a group of friends. In this shot, she's even nibbling on his ear. Talk about Pda!
News: Uma Thurman Is Optimistic About Custody Issues
Uma and Andre dated for three years after her split from ex-husband Ethan Hawke in 2005.
In April of 2014, Uma called off her engagement to Arpad Busson, 52.
Flashback to see Uma and Quentin's discuss their cult classic Pulp Fiction in the video below.
Connie Britton is reuniting with Ryan Murphy, but instead of telling a new Horror Story, the actor and creator will be working together on Murphy’s upcoming FX anthology series American Crime Story: The People V. O.J. Simpson. Murphy revealed the casting news himself on Twitter earlier today. Britton, who currently stars on ABC’s Nashville, will be playing the role of Faye Resnick, socialite and friend of Nicole Brown Simpson. Murphy and Britton first worked together on the debut season of American Horror Story back in 2011. Britton played Vivien Harmon, the matriarch of a very damaged family that moves into a haunted house and must deal with all the ghost, demons, and monsters that still live there. Starring alongside Britton in American Crime Story will be Sarah Paulson (also an alum of Murphy’s American Horror Story) as prosecutor Marcia Clark, Cuba Gooding Jr. (Jerry Maguire) as O.J. Simpson himself, »
- Chris King
After yesterday’s tantalising tease of the latest instalment of Mission: Impossible, now titled Rogue Nation, the first full trailer for the film has been released by Paramount Pictures, and you can watch in all its plane-surfing glory below…
Helmed by Christopher McQuarrie (Jack Reacher), the latest sequel sees the return of Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt, as he and team take on “their most impossible mission yet, eradicating the Syndicate – an International rogue organization as highly skilled as they are, committed to destroying the Imf.”
Jeremy Renner (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Alec Baldwin (The Departed), Simon Pegg (Star Trek), Ving Rhames (Pulp Fiction), Simon McBurney (The Theory of Everything), Sean Harris (Prometheus) and Rebecca Ferguson (Hercules) co-star.
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation will hit 2D and IMAX cinemas July 31st.
- Scott J. Davis
Despite an off-color performance by Simon Pegg as a psychopath with a smile, Kill Me Three Times wastes a perfectly good ensemble cast on a crime caper that lacks motivation, purpose and surprise. Not only that, but Kriv Stenders’ Australian thriller begs the question on everyone’s mind – there’s really another f*cking Hemsworth brother? Wait, that’s just me? Sorry, right.
The real question on everyone’s mind is how do you waste such a charmingly devilish performance by Pegg on more of the same colorful dramatics that everyone has been attempting to recreate since Pulp Fiction? Australia may be a beautiful oasis, and Stenders sure shows off those crystal-clear Aussie beaches whenever he and cinematographer Geoffrey Simpson get a chance, but you can only dazzle an audience with shimmering blue waters and clay-toned gulches for so long.
Pegg plays Charlie Wolfe, a busy hitman taking care of »
- Matt Donato
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