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Grimmfest 2014 Review – The House at the End of Time (2013)

36 minutes ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The House at the End of Time (Spanish: La casa del fin de los tiempos), 2013.

Directed by Alejandro Hidalgo.

Starring Rosmel Bustamante, Adriana Calzadilla and Simona Chirinos.

Synopsis:

After mistakenly serving thirty years in prison for the murder of her husband and child Dulce is allowed home to spend her last days in peace, but upon her return she begins seeking answers to the deaths of her loved ones.

Waking up on the floor whilst bleeding from mysterious cuts in your face is about standard within the horror genre, but for a movie touted as one of Venezuela’s first horror films The House at The End of Time deserves credit for pushing back against a familiar backdrop and opening.

Written and directed by Alejandro Hidalgo, The House at The End of Time is a film which feels like it has to something to prove, namely that it can stand toe-to-toe with any Hollywood offering, »

- Gary Collinson

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'Seven' (1995) - Best Movies #6

29 September 2014 2:15 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

I can't tell you exactly when I first saw David Fincher's Se7en. I definitely saw it in theaters on or around when it was released on September 22, 1995, and after seeing it I know I quickly ran to purchase the film's soundtrack, not because I necessarily loved Howard Shore's score, but because that's what I did back then. In the days before short theatrical windows and immediate DVD releases, purchasing the score was my way of preserving the experience of seeing a movie I truly loved. In this case I could listen to Shore's "Suite from Se7en" or "Portrait of John Doe" and immediately find myself back in the seedy, noir world Fincher envisioned, Andrew Kevin Walker scripted (read it here*) and Darius Khondji photographed. It was the films of David Fincher that first caused me to start looking at movies differently. Se7en and then Fight Club were »

- Brad Brevet

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Nyff: A Swarm of Surrealism

26 September 2014 8:20 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Our coverage of the 2014 New York Film Festival, which opens today, continues - here's Jason with an askance look at some of the unsung heroes of The Wonders and their cinematic precedents...

Earlier this week Glenn wrote up a review of Alice Rohrwacher's really very fine film The Wonders, which I also heartily endorse. I was sitting next to him at the press screening and besides being communally delighted (that sounds dirty but I mean it in the most innocent way possible) by the movie together we squirmed, writhed, and let out little moans of discomfort (alright it sounds dirty again, just bear with me here) when the screen repeatedly filled with bees - so many bees! If I'd given it any thought beforehand I might have skipped the film because despite not having an allergy I am a total melissophobic and watching them crawl on human skin is »

- JA

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Terry Gilliam Looks Back: ''Brazil' Will Be on My Gravestone'

19 September 2014 8:15 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

I've given up trying to understand my own life," Terry Gilliam says. "I'm just trying to make sense of the world this life is taking place in." The movie director emits a high-pitched giggle.

At the moment, Gilliam's "world" is located in the trendy restaurant in Manhattan's Tribeca Grand Hotel, but, just as he's done for decades, the director is continuing to parse the meaning of life on film. His latest movie, The Zero Theorem, focuses on a discontented misanthrope, played by Django Unchained's Christoph Waltz, who attempts to »

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The evolution of the TV virus thriller

16 September 2014 6:32 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

As Guillermo del Toro’s The Strain comes to the UK, we look back at how TV’s virus thrillers have mutated over the decades…

It was much so simpler when they’d just kill you. Once upon a time, viruses in TV dramas were straightforward slaughterers. The flu of 1975’s Survivors, for instance, cut a swathe through the UK, leaving well-spoken corpses wherever it went. Once infected, you’d cough, start sweating, and then drop dead - unless you numbered amongst the lucky immune, in which case it was time to brush up on your scouting badge survival skills and attempt to make your way in a post-plague world.

Nowadays, TV’s infected aren’t given anything like such an easy time of it. After the coughing, sweating, lurching - and often, dying - stage, more often than not, the virus transforms you. You mutate into something monstrous, one »

- louisamellor

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Brad Pitt wins Emmy and Oscar as top film producer of the year

25 August 2014 6:43 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Brad Pitt has now been proclaimed the top film producer for both television and film this year. He won Monday night at the Emmys as executive producer of Best TV Movie "The Normal Heart." He took home the Best Picture trophy at the Oscars in March for "12 Years a Slave." -Break- Follow Gold Derby on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, iTunes and YouTube These are his first victories at both of these awards shows. It was his second career nomination at the Emmys, with the first in 2002 as a guest actor on "Friends." At the Academy Awards, he has lost all three acting bids ("Twelve Monkeys," 1995; "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," 2008; "Moneyball," 2011) and one for Best Picture ("Moneyball," 2011). HBO's "The Normal Heart" is an adaptation of Larry Kramer's play about the beginnings of the AIDS crisis in New York during the 1980s. In the »

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Exclusive Character Posters For The Zero Theorem Introduce the Film’s Characters and their Philosophies

19 August 2014 11:26 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

I finally got a chance to see Terry Gilliam’s new film The Zero Theorem and was mightily impressed by its ability to conjure some of the magic of Gilliam classics like Brazil and Twelve Monkeys (albeit in a far warmer, less brutal manner than the latter film).  So I'm really glad we're debuting these character posters that don't just showcase the performers in the film, but the philosophies of the people they are playing.  The movie is all about ideas, a philosophical dialogue.  And these get at that. The Zero Theorem stars Christoph Waltz as Qohen Leth, a computer hacker who searches for the meaning of life while being distracted by Management, a shadowy figure from an Orwellian corporation; Melanie ThierryTilda Swinton, and David Thewlis also star.  The film hits iTunes today, August 19th and limited theaters on September 19th.  Be sure to check out the trailer and »

- Evan Dickson

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10 Highest Grossing Time Travel Movies

13 August 2014 2:02 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Making a movie that revolves around time travel instantly creates paradoxes and often plot holes, but managed intelligently, the onscreen logic can make for fun and dangerous storytelling. This is a list is of the highest grossing movies and franchises that use time travel as a main story element (an example of a movie with time travel not as a main story element is Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, which would have been #4 had it qualified).

I've cheated a bit by grouping franchises together, allowing me to write about more movies. Out of the 18 movies on the list I’ve seen 17, which might mean I really like movies with time travel. All numbers are worldwide box office grosses adjusted for inflation. Box office revenue numbers are from Box Office Mojo and The Numbers. Bits of trivia are from IMDb and Wikipedia. Inflation data comes via the Us Department of Labor. »

- Free Reyes

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Interview: Eric Dane, Rhona Mitra, Adam Baldwin, Travis Van Winkle and Hank Steinberg discuss The Last Ship

9 August 2014 1:05 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

david j. moore chats with The Last Ship stars Eric Dane, Rhona Mitra, Adam Baldwin, Travis Van Winkle and executive prdoucer Hank Steinberg at the San Diego Comic-Con…

The new hit show The Last Ship follows a line of other television shows of late that have apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic themes. A deadly virus sweeps the world by storm and the only cure for humanity lies in Dr. Rachel Scott’s (played by Rhona Mitra from Doomsday, 2008) hands. She’s aboard the last functioning U.S. Naval Destroyer, whose Captain (played by Eric Dane from Grey’s Anatomy) must protect her and the knowledge she has at all costs as outlying dangers encroach and intend to do humanity even more harm. These interviews with actors Eric Dane, Rhona Mitra, Adam Baldwin, Travis Van Winkle, and executive producer Hank Steinberg shed some light on the show’s topical apocalyptic themes, some of »

- Gary Collinson

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Emily Hampshire Takes on Brad Pitt's Role in Syfy's 12 Monkeys

29 July 2014 1:21 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Well this is interesting.  Syfy has said repeatedly that they didn't want a simple re-tread of the classic Terry Gilliam film in their 12 Monkeys TV series, and even though their first trailer looks exactly like it, they're at least changing up our perceptions of the characters.  It's been announced that Emily Hampshire (a female if that was unclear) has snagged the role originally played by Brad Pitt (not a female).  

I'm never opposed to seeing some creative casting choices for roles, even for well known properties.  I've always been a big proponent of giving the best actor for the job the role (regardless of appearances).  So hopefully, that's what Syfy is doing here by casting Emily Hampshire in the role Brad Pitt occupied in the film, and not some PR stunt to gather attention:

Emily Hampshire (Cosmpolis, All The Wrong Reasons) has been cast in a major role in the Syfy series 12 Monkeys. »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Jordan Maison)

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Blu-ray Review – The Zero Theorem (2013)

21 July 2014 5:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Zero Theorem, 2013.

Directed by Terry Gilliam.

Starring Christoph Waltz, Mélanie Thierry, David Thewlis, Lucas Hedges, Matt Damon, Ben Whishaw and Tilda Swinton.

Synopsis:

A computer hacker whose goal is to discover the reason for human existence continually finds his work interrupted thanks to the Management; namely, they send a teenager and lusty love interest to distract him.

Terry Gilliam’s career as director has produced a filmography of varied result, from the highs of a modern classic like Brazil to total misfires in the shape of The Brothers Grimm and Tideland, but one thing has always been guaranteed; he has a unique sense for storytelling and an eye for visuals unlike anyone else. As such, The Zero Theorem is everything we could want from a Terry Gilliam film and much more; it’s one the year’s best films.

The story is a familiar one but has that likable Gilliam lead (think Jonathan Pryce, »

- Gary Collinson

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‘Twelve Monkeys’ The TV Series Trailer Uncaged

17 July 2014 11:16 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The closest to TV Terry Gilliam got post-Monty Python was a suggestion that his abortive Watchmen adaptation could be made as a miniseries. Now a Gilliam movie is about to be reworked on the small screen without him and you can see the trailer for it right here.

There’s no Bruce Willis or Brad Pitt, but our nightmarish future is still in evidence for Twelve Monkeys

Aaron Stanford (X-men) will take the role of a man sent back from a devastated Earth to prevent the spread of the virus that felled humanity.  Tracing the cause back to True Blood‘s Željko Ivanek (pictured in the video thumbnail), he sets about undoing chronology with the help of Pretty Little Liars star Amanda Schull.

Who knows what Mr Gilliam makes of Syfy’s take on the property – while the basic premise is sound for a gripping narrative, the end result appears »

- Steve Palace

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SyFy’s ’12 Monkeys’ TV Series Trailer: I’ll Be Erased

16 July 2014 9:09 PM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

Back in the 1990s, when superhero movies were mostly a punchline, Quentin Tarantino had really only two movies under his belt and the idea of Tom Hanks winning back-to-back Oscars seemed insane, the great Monty Python alum Terry Gilliam was still struggling to get his films made within the Hollywood studio system. Then came the 1995 film Twelve Monkeys.

Based very loosely on a 1962 French short film called La Jetée, Twelve Monkeys followed an emotionally disturbed inmate from a grim, post-apoclayptic future, James Cole (Bruce Willis), who is sent back in time to identify the parties responsible for unleashing a world-killing plague.

Co-starring Madeleine Stowe as a psychiatrist who comes to believe him and a jittery Brad Pitt as a psycho rich kid who masterminds an underground eco-terrorist group called the Army of the Twelve Monkeys, Gilliam’s chilly sci-fi masterpiece may still be his most accessible ...

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- Anthony Vieira

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’12 Monkeys’, the Syfy show based on the Terry Gilliam film, gets its first trailer

16 July 2014 2:11 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Since its release, the 1995 film Twelve Monkeys has seen its reputation grow among science fiction fans to reach a stature where its one of the most well-regarded movies in the genre. Fans of the film thus found their curiosity piqued when news emerged of a tv series adaptation of the Terry Gilliam movie. Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles and In Plain Sight writer Natalie Chaidez will serve as showrunner for the series, which will air on Syfy, and the show will star Aaron Stanford, Noah Bean, Kirk Acevedo, Zeljko Ivanek, and Amanda Schull. Ahead of the show’s premiere in January 2015, Syfy has now released a trailer for the series, which can be seen below.

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- Deepayan Sengupta

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First Trailer For 12 Monkeys TV Adaptation

16 July 2014 10:23 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

About a year ago, word first broke that the Us SyFy Channel was planning the unexpected move of turning Terry Gilliam’s cult tale of time travel, terrorism and tragic fate Twelve Monkeys into a TV series. The pilot was successful and now the show is due to hit screens next year. While we’re not sure when or even if the show will make it over here, the first trailer has nevertheless arrived. With a similar plot to Gilliam’s film – itself partially adapted from Chris Marker’s short La Jetee – the Monkeys show is nevertheless clearly trying to establish its own identity. That's probably a smart move, since no one can really channel Terry Gilliam’s mad genius apart from the man himself.So what we have here is the tale of James Cole (Aaron Stanford, stepping into the chrono-troubling togs of Bruce Willis’ character) who is sent »

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Fantasia Film Festival 2014: Derek’s Most Anticipated Movies

15 July 2014 7:44 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

This will be my third year attending the venerable Fantasia International Film Festival here in Montreal, and this year’s slate does not disappoint. I was asked to pick the five movies I was the most excited to see. This proved to be a difficult task, seeing as how my original list had upwards of thirty titles. But here are the five that have got me the most intrigued.

The Zero Theorem

Directed by Terry Gilliam

USA/UK/Romania/France, 2013

Even though this movie has been finished for a while and already released in certain territories around the world, there’s a sense that a new Terry Gilliam movie is some form of minor miracle. Stories of Gilliam’s distended budgets, lost projects, and squabbles with producers lend the director a kind of bizarre mystique. But by all accounts, this was the easiest time Gilliam had making a movie in a while. »

- Derek Godin

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Official Domestic Trailer for Terry Gilliam's 'The Zero Theorem'

8 July 2014 11:09 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

It has taken awhile, but Amplify and Well Go have officially set a September 19 release date for Terry Gilliam's latest movie The Zero Theorem with the film premiering On Demand a month earlier on August 18 and now the official domestic trailer has dropped. Christoph Waltz as Qohen Leth, an eccentric and reclusive computer genius plagued with existential angst. Living in isolation in a burnt-out church, Qohen is obsessively working on a mysterious project personally delegated to him by Management (Matt Damon) aimed at discovering the meaning of life - or the complete lack of one - once and for all. Increasingly disturbed by unwanted visits from people he doesn't fully trust, including flirtatious Bainsley (Melanie Thierry), Management's wunderkind son Bob (Lucas Hedges), his unpredictable colleague Job (David Thewlis), and would-be digital therapist Dr. Shrink-Rom (Tilda Swinton), it's only when he experiences the power of love and desire that he's »

- Brad Brevet

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New Zero Theorem Trailer Searches For Answers, Is Pure Gilliam

8 July 2014 11:09 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Wow.  My head must have been buried in the sand because, aside from a few cursory glances at a poster here and there around the net, I had been more or less unfamiliar with the new Terry Gilliam film, The Zero Theorem. Not anymore.  This new U.S. trailer is fantastic. It's utterly striking and unique and reminds us of what Gilliam is capable of.  I'm so relieved someone gave him some money to play around with again. The Zero Theorem stars Christoph Waltz as Qohen Leth, a computer hacker who searches for the meaning of life while being distracted by Management, a shadowy figure from an Orwellian corporation; Melanie ThierryTilda Swinton, and David Thewlis also star.  The film hits iTunes on August 19th and limited theaters on September 19th. Hit the jump for The Zero Theorem trailer! As you'll see below, it's pretty great, right?  I like how »

- Evan Dickson

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Podcast: Reviewing 'Transformers: Age of Extinction', Gary Oldman's Comments & More

27 June 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

It's Friday and that means on today's podcast we're reviewing Transformers: Age of Extinction and Snowpiercer as well as discussing Gary Oldman's comments, answering your questions and voice mails, playing games and plenty more. If you are on Twitter, we have a Twitter account dedicated to the podcast at @bnlpod. Give us a follow won'tchac I want to remind you that you can call in and leave us your comments, thoughts, questions, etc. directly on our Google Voice account, which you can call and leave a message for us at (925) 526-5763, which may be even easier to remember at (925) 5-bnl-pod. Just call, leave us a voice mail and we'll add those to the show and respond directly. An alternative to that option is a new way of leaving us a voicemail directly from your computer. Just click here and no matter where you live in the world, all you »

- Brad Brevet

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Sci-Fi Movie Supercut Tribute - Sci-Fi: Since 1902

30 May 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

What true geek doesn't love a great science fiction film? Ever since I saw E.T. in the movie theater as a kid I was hooked on sci-fi. Over the years I've gone back and watched a ton of older films before my time, and continue to enjoy the awesomeness of this genre. Vimeo user 60fotogramas created a fantastic supercut that pays homage to the best sci-fi movies ever made. He calls it "Sci-Fi: Since 1902," and says:

This is a montage of some of the best science fiction films ever made. A total of 62 films ordered by release year, from 1902 to the present. Thanks for watching, enjoy.

I've included a list of all the movies in the video below:

1902- Voyage dans la lune

1927- Metropolis

1929- Fraud in Mond

1931- Frankenstein

1933-The invisible Man

1936-The Devil Doll

1951- The Day the earth Stood still

1953- The War of the worlds »

- Joey Paur

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