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1. I rescued my dog Lucy after she tried to go home in someone’s car and was left in the Hollywood Hills. 2. I rescued my dog Josephine in Austin on my way to a Black Crowes concert. Her name comes from their song “Oh Josephine.” Photos: Hot Hunks Walking Dogs 3. I am allergic to eggplant. 4. I played Dolly in my high school production of Hello, Dolly when I was 16. 5. The first movie I did was The Brothers McMullen. It won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance in [...] »
Maxine Bahns (The Brothers McMullen, Cutaway, Charlie Valentine) and Aaron Farb (Powers, Kill The Messenger) have joined SAG nominee Stelio Savante (Eisenstein In Guanajuato, A Million Colours, Ugly Betty) in the lead cast of Todd L. Green’s dramatic-thriller Avalanche.
The indie feature is scheduled to begin lensing in Houston in October and tells the story of a librarian (Savante), his wife (Bahns), and her lover (Farb), who find themselves trapped in a house together and having to navigate the chaotic fallout of their indiscretions.
Writer-director Green was the recipient of a 2015 Houston Arts Alliance Individual Artist Grant and was also awarded Best Director at the 2013 Ifq Festival for Louis Grant, a seri series he co-created, produced and directed. He will be using a mostly Texas based crew and working with the local community to promote Houston as a filming location.
Savante will next be seen in the AMC mini-series »
- Gary Collinson
Indie movie news broke with the announcement of the cast of upcoming film “Avalanche.” The film, which is not about a natural disaster, stars Maxine Bahns (“The Brothers McMullen,” “Cutaway,” “Charlie Valentine”), Aaron Farb (“Powers,” “Kill The Messenger”) and Screen Actors Guild nominee Stelio Savante (“Eisenstein in Guanajuato,” “A Million Colours,” “Ugly Betty”) and is directed by Todd L. Green. So, if the film isn’t about a real avalanche, then what is it about? As it turns out, the film is a thriller that involves the consequences of bad behavior coming to the surface. “In Avalanche, a librarian (Savante), his wife (Bahns), and her lover (Farb) find themselves trapped in [ Read More ]
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As St. Patrick's Day approaches, you want Irish green not just in your garments or your beer, but in your movies, too. A quarter-century ago, it would have been nearly impossible to compile a decent list of Irish movies, but then the Emerald Isle enjoyed an explosion of talent in the 1990s, led by such filmmakers as Jim Sheridan and Neil Jordan and such actors as Stephen Rea and Brendan Gleeson.
Today, there's a rich catalog of Irish movies to choose from. To maintain focus, we've kept this list restricted to films made in Ireland or at least set there. (Movies about Irish folks abroad, like "In Bruges," or their descendants in America, from "Far and Away" to "The Brothers McMullen" to "The Departed," will have to wait for another St. Patrick's Day.) Certain tropes reappear often -- glib talkers, hard drinkers, green fields, stern priests, mythical creatures, fanatical Irish Republican Army fighters, »
- Gary Susman
I first met writer-director-actor Edward Burns back at the start of his career at the 1995 Sundance Film Festival. Yes, I was at the first screening of "The Brothers McMullen," which vaulted him into a career in the movie business. But that story arc did not unfold as anticipated. It's no surprise that Burns is capable of writing a good book. For better or worse, this New York charmer has always had his own distinct voice. The reason "Independent Ed: Inside a Career of Big Dreams, Little Movies and the Twelve Best Days of My Life" (Gotham Books) is a must-read for any would-be filmmaker --and for many who are in the slough of despond as things don't go their way--is that Burns is a tough cookie who would not take no for an answer. One minute he was ebullient, showered with praise and promise, the next he was in the dumps, »
- Anne Thompson
Actor and director Edward Burns has over 25 films under his belt and credits with superstars like Jennifer Aniston and Tom Hanks, but, like many other success stories, he started out at the bottom of the Hollywood food chain.
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It was an early job as a production assistant at Entertainment Tonight and a chance encounter with Sundance Film Festival chairman Robert Redford, however, that set the young director on the road to Sundance and future success.
"Redford was doing the junket for Quiz Show," Burns told Et. "I, of course, was PAing that junket. I had my VHS copy of Brothers McMullen, a rough cut of the movie and you know I had a 30 second schpeel prepared. So the minute the interview ended, he would go to the elevator with his publicist and I was gonna cut him off and hand him my tape... Fortunately for me »
Until recently, my reason for paying for Amazon Prime was merely about being able to get diapers in two days without having to leave the house. The streaming service attached to that two-day-shipping deal was also good for my kid’s Dora the Explorer addiction, but that’s about it. Then Transparent came along and gave me something to watch “free” on Amazon Instant Video, too. As for movies, though, it’s never been of interest, especially since it hardly ever seems to have anything that Netflix doesn’t also have (by the way, they’ve noticed the concern enough to have a page for “Not on Netflix” offerings, including Under the Skin and Cheap Thrills), and anyway Netflix is a whole lot easier to watch on a mobile device or tablet. Amazon Studios is likely to develop more original series as good as Transparent or good enough, and given that they’ve already secured Woody Allen for »
- Christopher Campbell
Amazon Studios, known for television series such as multi-Golden Globe winner Transparent, Annie-nominated Tumble Leaf, and Mozart in the Jungle, today announced that it will begin to produce and acquire original movies for theatrical release and early window distribution on Amazon Prime Instant Video. Whereas it typically takes 39 to 52 weeks for theatrical movies to premiere on subscription video services, Amazon Original Movies will premiere on Prime Instant Video in the U.S. just 4 to 8 weeks after their theatrical debut. Amazon Original Movies will focus on unique stories, voices, and characters from top and up-and-coming creators. Here's what Roy Price, Vice President, Amazon Studios, had to say in a statement.
"We look forward to expanding our production efforts into feature films. Our goal is to create close to twelve movies a year with production starting later this year. Not only will we bring Prime Instant Video customers exciting, unique, and »
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