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Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho (The Host, Mother) and Monty Python alum Terry Gilliam (Twelve Monkeys, Brothers Grimm) are offbeat visionaries with cult followings, which explains why there’s been so much interest among cinema-lovers in their respective upcoming sci-fi films – Snowpiercer and The Zero Theorem – despite neither having received an official release date in the U.S. yet.
Snowpiercer is a graphic novel adaptation that takes place in a wintery post-apocalyptic wasteland, where the last remnants of humanity are living aboard a train – powered by a perpetual-motion engine – one where rebellion is brewing amongst it passengers, in response to the forced class system that’s formed onboard. Gilliam’s Zero Theorem, by comparison, takes ...
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- Sandy Schaefer
It feels like work on Terry Gilliam’s existential sci-fi flick The Zero Theorem has been underway for ages now, so fans of the director will likely be relieved to learn that the film will finally hit theaters this summer after being acquired by Amplify.
For a while, it was uncertain whether the odd, high-concept flick would find a company brave enough to handle its distribution. Following confirmation of the deal, Gilliam stated:
“The Zero Theorem is a very unique film that I’m especially proud of, so it is a relief to be distributed by a company that is not afraid to push the boundaries.”
Amplify was formed earlier this year when digital distribution company Go Digital, Inc. and Variance Films decided to merge. GoDigital CEO Logan Mulvey and Variance Films President Dylan Marchetti have been working with Kent Sanderson, formerly of Focus Features, since January to acquire films for Amplify, »
- Isaac Feldberg
Amplify and Well Go USA Entertainment have teamed up to acquire the U.S. rights to acclaimed director Terry Gilliam’s science-fiction opus,The Zero Theorem. The partners will release the film to theaters across the Us in late summer, with a home video release to follow. Amplify will handle theatrical and digital distribution rights, with Well Go USA releasing the film on DVD and Blu-ray.
Directed by Gilliam (Brazil, Twelve Monkeys, Monty Python and the Holy Grail), The Zero Theorem stars two-time Academy Award winner Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained, Inglorious Basterds) 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 lack thereof – once and for all. Increasingly disturbed by unwanted visits from people he doesn’t fully trust, »
- Michelle McCue
Amplify and Well Go USA Entertainment have acquired the rights The Zero Theorem, from Monty Python and the Holy Grail writer and director Terry Gilliam. Amplify will handle The Zero Theorem’s theatrical and digital distribution rights, with the film being released across the U.S. in late summer, and Well Go USA will release the film on DVD and Blu-Ray. Directed by Gilliam -- also known for Brazil, Twelve Monkeys -- the film stars two-time Oscar winner Chistoph Waltz as Qohen Leth, an isolated computer genius who obsessively works on a project delegated to him by Management (Matt Damon). The
- C. Molly Smith
Amplify and Well Go USA Entertainment have today announced that they are teaming up to acquire the U.S. rights to acclaimed director Terry Gilliam.s The Zero Theorem . The partners will release the film to theaters across the Us in late summer, with a home video release to follow. Amplify will handle theatrical and digital distribution rights, with Well Go USA releasing the film on DVD and Blu-ray. Directed by Gilliam ( Brazil , Twelve Monkeys ), The Zero Theorem stars two-time Academy Award winner Christoph Waltz ( Django Unchained , Inglorious Basterds ) 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 »
Name: 12 Years a Slave
Release date: Oct. 18, 2003 (limited); Nov. 8, 2013 (wide)
DVD release date: March 4, 2014
Run time: 134 minutes
Box office: Opening weekend, wide release: $6.675 million; domestic total: $49.133 million; international total: $78.9 million (as of Monday, Feb. 24)
Rotten Tomatoes score: 96 percent
- Hillary Busis
Remember last year when through its Amazon overlords Lovefilm put several pilots online including the pretty good failed Zombieland pilot? Well, they are at it again with ten new pilots, none of which have committed to series yet but with which the lucky few will go to one of those full season exclusive type deals that Netflix do so well.
I don’t know about you but I kind of wish they would just commit to something right out the gate and take the risks, its paid off for Netflix so far and Amazon are attracting some major talent to their stable too.
The pilots include; Bosch a detective show based on a Michael Connelly book series and starring the great Titus Welliver, Kids shows Wishenproof, Hardboiled Eggheads, The JoB and Graff Show and Gortimer Gibbons Life on Normal Street. We also have comedy from The Rebels; a kind of »
- Chris Holt
Could it be? After multiple false starts, actor hirings and firings, and script revisions, maverick filmmaker Terry Gilliam may finally be ready to conquer the demon that has plagued him for most of his career.
During a recent interview with Empire Online, Gilliam said that Don Quixote will be his next project after the release of The Zero Theorem, which is scheduled to begin a theatrical run in the UK on March 14th. Filming on Don Quixote will take place on the Canary Islands, and ...
- Michael Kennedy
From the guy who gave us “Brazil,” “Twelve Monkeys,” and “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas,” I guess it shouldn’t come as any surprise that the first trailer for Terry Gilliam’s “Zero Theorem” looks completely out of this world. And wacky. Let’s not forget the wacky part. Because if Gilliam does one thing well, it’s throwing the wackiness on the big screen. Check out the first trailer for “Zero Theorem.” That last scene in the trailer reminds me of “Gravity” with Sandra Bullock … but with less clothing. An eccentric and reclusive computer genius plagued with existential angst works on a mysterious project aimed at discovering the purpose of existence—or the lack thereof—once and for all. However, it is only once he experiences the power of love and desire that he is able to understand his very reason for being. Starring Christoph Waltz, David Thewlis, »
Latest sci-fi fantasy parable from Twelve Monkeys director sees trailer release ahead of UK appearance in March
• The Zero Theorem: Venice 2013 - first look review
The Zero Theorem, starring Christoph Waltz, debuted at Venice last year to decidedly mixed reviews: our critic Xan Brooks described it as "a sagging bag of half-cooked ideas, a dystopian thriller with runaway dysentery, a film that wears its metaphorical trousers around its metaphorical ankles".
Waltz plays a mysterious functionary called Qohen Leth, who spends his days attempting to solve the "zero theorem" through the data processing apparatus installed in his ruinous house. Matt Damon, Tilda Swinton and Ben Whishaw are among the notable faces who pop up.
But what of the trailer? It certainly makes The Zero Theorem look like a bizarre, »
- Andrew Pulver
In a bizarro satirical vision of the future where ordinary human lives and society is even more technology-infused (and thus, alienating) than the present, an aging and socially-awkward genius named Qohen Leth (played by two-time Oscar-winner Christoph Waltz) is tasked with proving a theorem that – if indeed correct – will demonstrate beyond any doubt that “0 (zero) must equal 100%” and that existence therefore doesn’t have a purpose… or does it? Well, once he solves The Zero Theorem then Qohen will know the correct answer, apparently.
Confused? Welcome to the world of director Terry Gilliam, the mad genius (or madman, take your pick) who gave us those deliciously twisted Monty Python animations, as well as mind-bending cult films like Time Bandits, Brazil and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas – with Twelve Monkeys being perhaps his most accessible ...
- Sandy Schaefer
A few months ago we told you about an awesome poster-art exhibit celebrating the movie Jaws at the Hero Complex Gallery in Los Angeles. Our favorite curators of coolness are back at it again this weekend with a new show, "Imagined Worlds," which pays tribute to the works of Stanley Kubrick, Guillermo del Toro, Terry Gilliam, David Lynch and Ridley Scott--really, what better directors to inspire an eclectic mix of poster art? Twelve Monkeys, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Blue Velvet, Alien and Pan's Labyrinth are just a few of the movies represented in the exhibit, which launches with a reception this Friday, January 17 from 7-10 p.m. The Hero Complex Gallery is at 2020 South Robertson Blvd., Studio D, Los Angeles, CA 90064. Additional hours are Wednesday to Sunday, 11 a.m.- 6...
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Well, we’ve just returned from AMPAS with our credentials badge for Wamg to be among the many outlets covering the Academy Awards nominations tomorrow morning.
With the announcement less than 24 hours away, and for the Oscar obsessivas (like us), this has been one of the toughest years to call. Even those of us who compulsively watch the race 365 days a year, all the categories are wide open, with expected surprises and snubs. This is always the best type of Oscar race to watch and we’ll bring you the news of who gets in and who isn’t invited to Hollywood’s biggest party of the year.
Actor, and tall-drink-of-cool-water, Chris Hemsworth and Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Cheryl Boone Isaacs will announce the 86th Academy Awards nominations on Thursday, January 16.
Boone Isaacs and Hemsworth will unveil the nominations at a 5:38 a. »
- Movie Geeks
Odd List Ryan Lambie Simon Brew 16 Jan 2014 - 06:20
Another 25 unsung greats come under the spotlight, as we provide our pick of the underappreciated films of 2005...
It's underappreciated films time again, and this week, we delve deep into the year 2005 - a collection of months dominated by the likes of Star Wars: Episode III, another Harry Potter, Steven Spielberg's War Of The Worlds, Peter Jackson's King Kong, and CG family movie Madagascar.
It was also the year Pierce Brosnan formally bowed out of his role as James Bond, and Martin Scorsese's The Aviator was hyped to win the director his first Oscar, but didn't. Still, the contents of this list received nothing like the acclaim of The Aviator, nor the financial pickings of a Star Wars or Harry Potter. As ever, we've focused on 25 films which we think deserve a bit more love.
So with apologies to »
As of Sunday night, Andy Samberg has a Golden Globe but Kevin Spacey still doesn’t. Indeed, these are strange times. time undefeated Oscar winner has now gone through seven Golden Globe races without a single win. Spacey earned his first bid for his critically acclaimed turn in 1995’s “The Usual Suspects.” That was a banner year for the Tony winner, who also appeared in “Seven” and “Outbreak.” He lost the Globe to his “Seven” co-star Brad Pitt for “Twelve Monkeys.” However, Spacey got his revenge when he prevailed on Oscar night in an extremely competitive Supporting Actor race. Spacey became a usual awards suspect four years later, when the HFPA nominated him for Best Actor in “American Beauty.” While the film won Best Drama (plus Best Director for Sam Mendes and Best Screenplay,) Spacey was wiped out by Denzel W »
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