17 items from 2013
Sixteen years ago today, Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion hit theaters. It’s hard to believe it was so long ago… But now we get to revisit Lisa Kudrow, Mira Sorvino and the rest of the cast, which also included Janeane Garofalo, but more surprisingly, Kristen Bauer (!) and Justin Theroux (!!).
Lisa Kudrow (Michele Weinberger)
The former Friends actress has starred in a slew of shows and films. Kudrow currently stars in Web Therapy as Fiona Wallice, a therapist who works with patients over the internet.
Mira Sorvino (Romy White)
Sorvino has popped up here and there, including a 2000 film version of The Great Gatsby and Mimic. The latter resulted in a compound excreted by the sunburst diving beetle being named after her (“mirasorvone”).
- Stacy Lambe
Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: July 30, 2013
Price: DVD $29.95, Blu-ray $39.95
Ghostly apparitions haunt a rural orphanage in The Devil's Backbone.
Set during the final week of the Spanish Civil War, The Devil’s Backbone tells the tale of a ten-year-old boy (Fernando Tielve) who, after his freedom-fighting father is killed, is sent to a haunted rural orphanage full of terrible secrets.
The ever-adept Del Toro effectively combines gothic ghost story, murder mystery, and historical melodrama in a stylish concoction that reminds us—as would his later Pan’s Labyrinth—that the scariest monsters are often the human ones.
Presented in Spanish with English subtitles, the DVD and Blu-ray editions of the film contain the following features:
• New 2K digital film restoration, »
Best known for his roles in The Boondock Saints duology and The Walking Dead (TV), Norman Mark Reedus was born on January 6, 1969 in Hollywood, Florida, where he lived only a few months before moving to Los Angeles, California. At the age of 17, his parents moved to Chiba, Japan, where he lived for 18 months. In the 1990's he moved back to La, following a girl who soon after dumped him. His last job there, prior to his first acting gig, was at a motorcycle shop in Venice Beach where he earned $7.50 an hour. The same day he quit that job, Norman got his first role. That evening a friend took him to a party attended by people in the movie industry. There, he got drunk and, with a big pair of sunglasses on, he started screaming at everybody. One of the guests noticed him and immediately offered Norman his first acting »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Alex Manea)
The Tribeca Film Festival have announced the juries for each category of competition. A host of actors, directors and journalists have been selected that include Evan Rachel Wood, Paul Haggis, Josh Radnor, Eva Longoria and Bryce Dallas Howard.
The members selected will be judging the films that fall within their respective categories, and you can check out the list below. Make sure to check back with us for all the latest from Tribeca including reviews, interviews and more! The festival runs from April 17th – April 28th in New York City.
World Competition Categories
The jurors for the 2013 World Narrative Competition are:
Kenny Lonergan: Academy Award®-nominated playwright, filmmaker and screenwriter. Credits include You Can Count On Me,Gangs of New York, and Margaret. His stage credits include Lobby Hero, The Waverly Gallery and This is Our Youth. He is a member of the Naked Angels Theater Company in New York. »
- Damen Norton
The Tribeca Film Festival announced today that it has selected 42 jurors for this year’s festival. The jurors include members of the filmmaking community — including Bryce Dallas Howard, Whoopi Goldberg, Paul Haggis, Taraji P. Henson, Kenneth Lonergan, Eva Longoria, Josh Radnor, and Evan Rachel Wood — as well as policy makers and entertainment business leaders.
According to a press release, the seven juries will award $180,000 in cash and prizes during the Festival (April 17-28). Tribeca All Access (Taa) Creative Promise Awards will award an additional $20,000 — $10,000 for narrative and $10,000 for documentary. All winners will also receive a work of original art by »
- Lanford Beard
After starring in the Guillermo del Toro-produced horror film Mama earlier this year, Jessica Chastain will reunite with the director for his new haunting picture, Crimson Peak. The project has been steadily adding stellar talent to the cast, including Emma Stone (The Amazing Spider-Man), Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy) and most recently Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock). The twice Oscar-nominated Chastain adds further star power and gravitas to a picture that del Toro calls a “very set-oriented, classical but at the same time modern take on the ghost story. It will allow me to play with the conventions of the genre I know and love, and at the same time subvert the old rules.” Del Toro spoke more about the picture and more in a recent interview with Steve at WonderCon. Hit the jump for more on Crimson Peak and Chastain's casting announcement. Heat Vision reported Chastain's casting in del Toro's Crimson Peak, »
- Dave Trumbore
Variety reports that Oscar-nominee Jessica Chastain (The Help, Zero Dark Thirty) is in “final negotiations” to join Benedict Cumberbatch, Emma Stone and Charlie Hunnam for Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak.
The film is set to begin filming February of next year.
Chastain remains in talks to play Jane in the upcoming Tarzan film as well.
Del Toro is currently revving up excitement on his soon to be released Pacific Rim (July 12th will be here in no time).
Source: Variety »
- Alex Corey
Since breaking into Hollywood with his horror movie Cronos, Guillermo del Toro continued his love of horror movies with Pan's Labryinth, The Devil's Backbone, Mimic and his most recent Mama. The Mexican director shares three tips to making a classic horror movie.
The Hellboy and Blade II director tells CineMovie he prefers old-fashion scares over just "killing off" people for a body count. For the Mexican native, these three elements are important to a horror film.
1. Emotionally relatable characters
2. A style in the scares or killings
3. Find new ways to tell classic stories
Del Toro's horror films nearly always include children as the protagonists starting with Cronos, The Devil's Backbone, Pan's Labrynth and his most recent film, Mama which he executive produced from new director Read more »
Exclusive: Acclaimed Danish director Ole Bornedal has signed with ICM Partners. Bornedal has directed several award-winning European films including Just Another Love Story, which was nominated for the Sundance 2008 Grand Jury Prize, and his acclaimed feature debut Nightwatch, which he remade for Miramax Films starring Ewan McGregor and Josh Brolin. He also produced the Guillermo del Toro-directed Mimic for Dimension. Most recently, Bornedal directed last summer’s box office hit The Possession, scripted by Juliet Snowden and Stiles White for Lionsgate, and produced by Sam Raimi. Bornedal moves from Wme. He is managed by Thruline Entertainment and attorney Andrew Hurwitz. »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
It looks like director Guillermo del Toro is finally going to make more films for us, and it's all going to start with Pacific Rim. After than he's going to get started on a new horror movie called Crimson Peak. This guy knows how to entertain the fans with the story he tells. It's going to be awesome to see what other future projects he ends up bringing to life on the big screen.
Jeff Victor created an incredibly cool cartoon style evolution of the films that he's directed over the years. Here's a note from the artist about the director...
One of my favorite directors has to be Guillermo del Toro. No other director can create a more intriguing mix of horror and humor than del Toro. I remember being incredibly impressed with Mimic when I first saw that in 1997, then a few years later, being overwhelmed with the »
- Joey Paur
Guillermo del Toro’s returns to the director’s chair after a five-year absence in this summer’s Pacific Rim, featuring Sons of Anarchy fan-favorite Charlie Hunnam in a starring role. The duo are currently planning a second collaboration, on a haunted house project titled Crimson Peak (which del Toro plans to make his next film).
We learned earlier this week that Emma Stone (Amazing Spider-Man) is closing a deal to play the female lead in Crimson Peak, with production slated to begin early next year. Hunnam is presumably eying the (romantic?) foil to Stone’s character, in a story that del Toro describes as his first foray into horror since Mimic in 1997.
Specific plot details remain a secret, but del Toro has likened Crimson Peak to the old-school haunted house films that ...
- Sandy Schaefer
• Charlie Hunnam is in talks to topline Crimson Peak, director Guillermo del Toro’s follow-up to his upcoming film with the Sons of Anarchy star, this summer’s Pacific Rim. Emma Stone is also in talks to star in what’s being described as a haunted house film, though plot details are being kept hush hush. Del Toro and Lucinda Coxon (Wild Target) are re-writing the script Del Toro wrote with Matthew Robbins (Mimic, Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark). [Variety / Variety]
- Adam B. Vary
If you're only familiar with "Guillermo del Toro, director of visually stunning, often very scary films," then there's a large portion of work that you're missing from the beloved filmmaker. Del Toro has been producing movies for as long as he's been directing them, and his latest credit, "Mama," opens in theaters on Friday.
When MTV News sat down with del Toro and the helmer of "Mama," Andés Muschietti, the "Pacific Rim" director discussed the role of producing in his career.
"Mama," which stars Jessica Chastain, began as a Spanish-language short, directed by Muschietti. (You can watch the original after the jump.) When del Toro found the short after it surged in popularity on the internet, he contacted Muschietti about turning it into a feature.
"I watch many shorts every year, and after 20 years as director and producer and 30 years making movies, I really recognize very quickly when somebody has »
- Kevin P. Sullivan
Guillermo Del Toro is still working on his "Pacific Rim" sci-fi film, but has already chosen his next project. Variety has learned that Del Toro will next direct his haunted house thriller "Crimson Peak." Emma Stone (The Amazing Spider-Man) is currently in talks to star. Plot details are being kept a secret, but it has been mentioned that the film is a classic ghost story that also makes use of modern conventions. Del Toro and Lucinda Coxon (Wild Target) are currently re-writing the original script, written by Del Toro and Matthew Robbins (Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, Mimic). The plan is to begin shooting in February of 2014. »
Emma Stone is going from battling zombies and gangsters and Ryan Gosling to fighting ghosts in Guillermo del Toro’s new haunted house movie “Crimson Peak”. The actress is said to be “in negotiations” for the film’s female lead, which del Toro will direct from a script he originally co-wrote with Matthew Robbins, who del Toro co-wrote his Hollywood debut “Mimic” with back in the day, and who most recently penned the Del Toro-produced “Afraid of the Dark”. Del Toro is now at work on a new draft of the script with Lucinda Coxon (“Wild Target”). Plot details are unknown at this point, but “Crimson Peak” is being described as a haunted house movie, so you can expect creepy houses and strange noises in the night and Emma Stone walking around dark corridors exploring said strange noises. Preferably in skimpy nightwear. Del Toro is expected to start shooting the »
Emma Stone is ascending Guillermo Del Toro's "Crimson Peak." The "Amazing Spider-Man" actress is in early talks to star in the filmmaker's upcoming haunted house movie, which Del Toro has confirmed will serve as his next directing project. Stone's role, as well as the plot of the film itself, remains under wraps as Del Toro and Lucinda Coxon rewrite the previous draft of the script that the former collaborated on with Matthew Robbins ("Mimic," "Don't Be Afraid of the Dark"). The film is slated to begin shooting in February of 2014. The news was broken by Variety. Del Toro is currently »
- HitFix Staff
Feature Ryan Lambie Jan 4, 2013
In the making for some time, the covers are coming off Snowpiercer - a potentially brilliant sci-fi movie from the director of The Host...
There are plenty of science fiction movies we're looking forward to over the next year or so - Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity, Neill Blomkamp's Elysium, and Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim are but a few. And if the long-in-the-making Snowpiercer manages to make into UK cinemas in 2013, we could easily add it to our list, too.
If you've yet to hear of it, here's a brief outline of the plot. In the year 2031, a new ice age has wiped out much of humanity - the few remaining survivors trundle through the frozen landscape on a train called the Snow Piercer, an extraordinary contraption powered by "a sacred perpetual-motion engine". As is commonly the case on trains, the Snow Piercer's carriages »
17 items from 2013
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