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John Carney's Sing Street is one of the best reviewed films of 2016 with a stellar 97 percent approval rating at Rotten Tomatoes. The 1980's-set musical demands to be seen, and you can scoop it up on home video starting July 26th when the Sing Street Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD release date arrives.
Set in 1980's Dublin, Ireland, Sing Street is a story about a young boy who escapes a troubled home life through the power of music, creativity, brotherhood and youthful exuberance. Fans of 80's tunes will instantly recognize The Clash, A-Ha, The Cure, Duran, Genesis, Spandau Ballet, The Jam, Motorhead and other bands whose tunes pop up throughout the film's soundtrack.
Anchor Bay is presented Sing Street in a Blu-ray and Digital HD combo »
The biography “Can I Go Now: The Life of Sue Mengers, Hollywood’s First Superagent” is getting a feature film adaptation, according to The…
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- Casey Cipriani
Talent agent who ‘took over the boys’ club of Hollywood’ in the 70s and guided careers of Streisand, Dunaway and more gets biopic from Super Size Me director
According to Deadline, Spurlock’s production company has acquired rights to Brian Kellow’s Mengers biography Can I Go Now?, and the director is working on a script that may become his first dramatic feature.
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- Andrew Pulver
Morgan Spurlock is set to direct, write and produce a film about the life of talent agent Sue Mengers.
According to Deadline, Spurlock’s company Warrior Poets acquired the rights to Brian Kellow’s bestselling biography “Can I Go Now: The Life of Sue Mengers, Hollywood’s Superagent.” The story will follow Mengers as she crashed the boys club that was Hollywood agenting, her star-studded clientele and the ups and downs she faced in her career.
“I’m a fan of big personalities, great characters, and she is both. More than that, I love people who buck the trend and do things that haven’t been done before and go into spaces unheard of, whether it be of gender or race,” said Spurlock. “Sue Mengers took over the boys club of Hollywood and did something groundbreaking. She proved not only that she could be part of this world; she »
- Liz Calvario
Superagent Sue Mengers helped to broker the deals for some of Hollywood's most memorable onscreen roles; now, she will be getting the feature film treatment herself. Documentarian Morgan Spurlock's production company Warrior Poets has acquired the rights to Brian Kellow’s biography Can I Go Now?: The Life of Sue Mengers, Hollywood’s First Superagent. Spurlock will direct the film, which he will write with Warrior Poet COO Jeremy Chilnick. Spurlock and Chilnick also will produce, along with Richard Arlook. Mengers, known in equal parts for her bombastic personality and caftans, worked at Cma, ICM and Wma, with an expansive, rotating client list that included
- Mia Galuppo
Exclusive: Morgan Spurlock’s Warrior Poets has acquired rights to Brian Kellow’s bestselling biography Can I Go Now: The Life of Sue Mengers, Hollywood’s Superagent. Spurlock will direct a feature on Mengers, writing a script and producing with Warrior Poets COO Jeremy Chilnick, with Richard Arlook also producing. In her heyday, Mengers crashed the boys club that was Hollywood agenting, brandishing an outsized personality to go with her client list. In stints at McA, ICM… »
Audiences everywhere will be dancing in the streets when Anchor Bay Entertainment and The Weinstein Company release the universally praised film, Sing STREETon Blu-ray™ and DVD July 26, 2016 from Anchor Bay Entertainment and available on Digital HD and On Demand from Starz Digital July 26, 2016.
From celebrated director and writer John Carney (Begin Again, Once), the film features a stellar cast with Lucy Boynton (Miss Potter), Maria Doyle Kennedy (“Orphan Black”), Aidan Gillen (“Game of Thrones”), Jack Reynor (What Richard Did) and newcomers Kelly Thornton and Ferdia Walsh-Peelo. The Rotten Tomatoes Certified Fresh film is “funny, charming, poignant,” according to Katie Walsh at the Los Angeles Times.
Sing Street marches to the beat of an eighties drummer with the music and influence of The Clash, A-Ha, The Cure, Duran, Genesis, Spandau Ballet, The Jam, Motorhead and more. Also included in the film is an original emotional ballad “Go Now” penned by Maroon 5’s frontman Adam Levine.
Sing Street takes us back to 1980s Dublin seen through the eyes of a 14-year-old boy named Conor (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo) who is looking for a break from a home strained by his parents’ relationship and money troubles, while trying to adjust to his new inner-city public school where the kids are rough and the teachers are rougher. He finds a glimmer of hope in the mysterious, über-cool and beautiful Raphina (Lucy Boynton), and with the aim of winning her heart he invites her to star in his band’s music videos. There’s only one problem: he’s not part of a band…yet. She agrees, and now Conor must deliver what he’s promised – calling himself “Cosmo” and immersing himself in the vibrant rock music trends of the decade, he forms a band with a few lads, and the group pours their heart into writing lyrics and shooting videos.
Inspired by writer/director John Carney’s life and love for music, Sing Street shows us a world where music has the power to take us away from the turmoil of everyday life and transform us into something greater. Sing Street is “an irresistible, feel-good movie”, Leonard Maltin.
Sing Street is rated PG-13. Runtime is 106 minutes. The Blu-ray and DVD bonus content includes Making Sing Street, Writer/Director John Carney and Adam Levine Talk Sing Street and nine cast auditions.
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- Tom Stockman
With field tests for Pokémon Go now underway in the U.S, Niantic and The Pokémon Company have revealed more about the mechanics of their upcoming mobile game. New information about the way battling will feature in the experience has been unveild, with both companies acknowledging just how important this element is to any Pokémon game.
We already know many of the basics about how Pokémon Go is going to run; players will create their avatar and take to the real world in search of over a hundred Pokémon. The smartphone will buzz when a wild beast is “near”, and you’ll be able to catch these by tossing Poké Balls once the encounter begins. These and other items can be found at PokéStops, which will appear at landmarks and places of interest in the world.
Along with these PokéStops, Gyms will also appear around the world. This will be where the battling comes in. »
- Gareth Cartwright
Cannes — Lebanese actress-turned-helmer Nadine Labaki, whose latest film “Where Do We Go Now” won prizes in Cannes and Toronto, is set to direct her third pic, “Cafarnaúm” (Capernaum), a $4 million feature set in a Middle Eastern town.
Labaki is reteaming with her regular French producer, Anne-Dominique Toussaint at Les Films des Tournelles — the Paris-based outfit behind this year’s Directors Fortnight player “Tour de France” directed by Rachid Djaidani. Labaki and her husband, Khaled Mouzanar, who is a popular music composer, will co-produce via their newly-launched outfit in Lebanon.
“Cafarnaúm” (Capernaum) wil start shooting at the end of the summer in Liban.
A political and contemporary fable in the vein of Labaki’s first two movies, “Cafarnaum” centers around a child who rebels »
- Elsa Keslassy
After being largely confined to auteur ghettos and fest circuits, Arab directors are increasingly shifting toward making more accessible pics that can connect with larger audiences, both at home and abroad.
A desire to appeal to a wide audience is nothing new, since historically there have been directors such as Egypt’s late great Youssef Chahine, who gave Egyptian cinema international exposure and also played well domestically. But since the so-called Arab Spring, a wider range of genres is surfacing, including comedies, thrillers and fantasy pics, just as a younger generation of filmmakers tackle the timely often tragic issues impacting daily life in the Arab world.
These issues — especially Islamic fundamentalism — are now seeping into more innovative types of narratives that can can give Arab cinema a wider reach besides being fodder for bona-fide dramas.
“There is a new generation of Arab directors who understand that they have to make »
- Nick Vivarelli
The CW’s already renewed Crazy Ex-Girlfriend this Monday drew 710,000 total viewers and a 0.2 rating (per finals c/o TVByTheNumbers), dipping 12 percent and a tenth to its second-smallest audience ever and a new demo low.
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Leading out of that, Jane the Virgin (770K/0.3) slipped 16 percent and a tenth to hit and tie series lows.
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Elsewhere in the ratings….
ABC | Dancing With the Stars (12.5 mil/1.8) was down from both its most recent (13.1 mil/2.1) and its year-ago (14.2 mil/2.1) premieres. »
You probably know how these [City], I Love You films work: a collection of directors — and some very prestigious ones, at that — create short films that are set in and, perhaps in some way, defined by the area in question. This is a great idea that most would say has never exactly taken off, considering the tepid reception afforded Paris, je t’aime and New York, I Love You, as well as the absolute lack of attention paid to Tbilisi, I Love You. For better or for worse, there’s now Rio, I Love You, which collects the likes of Paolo Sorrentino, José Padilha, Fernando Meirelles, Guillermo Arriaga, and John Turturro to direct, among others, Harvey Keitel, Emily Mortimer, Vincent Cassel, Jason Isaacs, and Turturro himself.
The latest trailer — which arrives more than 18 months after an initial pair and the film’s premiere — is more promising, if only because it displays »
- Nick Newman
12 items from 2016
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