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Grey's Anatomy Season 14 Premiere: Ep Talks 'Fresh' Love Triangle, Minnick's Exit, That Kiss and Jolex's Future

Warning: The following article contains spoilers for the Season 14 premiere of Grey’s Anatomy. If you haven’t watched yet, you might want to do that — stat — before reading further.

We’d heard over the summer that Season 14 of Grey’s Anatomy was going to be “funnier… sexier… lighter,” and if Thursday’s zippy premiere is any indication, that might have been an understatement. In the two-parter — penned by the ABC drama’s former executive producer/head writer, Krista Vernoff, who only recently rejoined Team Grey’s as co-showrunner — Owen and Nathan were happily reunited with Megan (who, upon seeing her brother,
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NonStop Entertainment Bags ‘Prayer Before Dawn’ and Nine More Films Ahead of Cannes (Exclusive)

Cannes– Nordic distributor NonStop Entertainment has acquired 10 movies ahead of Cannes Film Festival, including Jean-Stephane Sauvaire’s “A Prayer Before Dawn” which will play at Cannes’s Midnight section.

NonStop’s slate of new pickups also includes “Beach Rats,””Brimstone,””The Dinner,” “Final Portrait,””God’s Own Country,””God’s Own Country,” “Spoor,” “Manifesto” and jiddish drama “Menashe” and “Walking Out.”

A Prayer Before Dawn,” which is repped by Hanway Films, is based on the bestselling biography, of Billy Moore who survived his Thai prison ordeal by becoming a Muay Thai boxing champion.

The film stars Charlie Hunnam (“Sons of Anarchy”) and will be released in the U.S. by A24.

Eliza Hittman’s “Beach Rats,” sold by Mongrel, is a Summer-set coming of age about aimless teenager struggling to escape his bleak home life and navigate questions of self-identity. Eliza Hittman. Neon will release the film in the U.
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Watch Michael Bolton Play Michael Bolton in 'Office Space' Homage

Watch Michael Bolton Play Michael Bolton in 'Office Space' Homage
Funny or Die has done what everyone's thought of doing since Office Space first taught America about about pieces of flair and and how to properly say "Ummm" in 1999: Replace the character Michael Bolton with the actual Michael Bolton.

The new clip finds Bolton dutifully recreating a handful of scenes where office drone Michael Bolton, originally played by Dave Herman, suffers the indignity of having to explain that he is not related to the singer. Bolton only breaks character once, winking at the camera as he tells Samir Nagheenanajar
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Interview: Michael Keaton Goes From Batman to ‘Birdman’

Interview: Michael Keaton Goes From Batman to ‘Birdman’
Like most actors, Michael Keaton claims he doesn’t enjoy watching himself in his own movies. But when it comes to his buzzy starring role in Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s “Birdman,” which Fox Searchlight opens in limited release Friday, he can’t stop watching himself — as if in disbelief that it’s really him up there onscreen. “I like this movie so much, I just can’t get enough of it,” he says over a recent lunch at Santa Monica’s Miramar Hotel, the day after he’d seen “Birdman” for the third time, at an Academy screening attended by his old “Batman” sparring partner, Jack Nicholson. “I’m watching this movie and I’m thinking, God, I love this movie. And then I realized: Wait a minute, I’m in this movie!”

Coming from most people, a statement like that would sound like false modesty at best and willful self-delusion at worst,
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10 stories of excess from the production of Heaven's Gate

Top 10 Ryan Lambie 27 Mar 2014 - 05:42

We look back at one of the most infamous film productions in history. Here are 10 stories of excess from Michael Cimino's Heaven's Gate...

In 1979, director Michael Cimino was at the height of his powers. Having just won five Oscars for his finely-honed, controversial Vietnam film The Deer Hunter, Cimino suddenly found himself in the enviable position of being able to make just about any project he wanted. The film he chose to pursue was based on the Johnson County War, a moment in 19th century American history where the conflict between settlers and wealthy landowners was at its height.

United Artists, with a reputation for fostering creativity and Oscar-winning films, eagerly agreed to make what would become Heaven's Gate, and set aside a generous budget of $11.6m to make it. Anxious to have the film in cinemas by the winter of 1979, making it legible
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Sundance Film Review: ‘The Overnighters’

Sundance Film Review: ‘The Overnighters’
The difficulties of helping one’s fellow man in post-recession America are scrutinized with heartrending intimacy in “The Overnighters,” director Jesse Moss’ powerful documentary portrait of a North Dakota town that has seen a massive influx of aspiring oil-field workers in recent years. Our entry point into this modern-day Steinbeckian parable is through Jay Reinke, a Lutheran pastor who decided to open his church doors to provide these laborers with shelter, and who becomes as rich and thorny a film subject as any of the issues examined here: the challenge of community, the limits of compassion and charity, and, above all, the uncertainty of the future. With critical support, this tough-minded, admirably unresolved film should have no trouble courting further festival play and arthouse attention.

Since the controversial technology known as fracking was introduced there in 2008, North Dakota has become the nation’s second largest oil-producing state (second only to
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"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" and "Nebraska" Movie Reviews -- Which One is My Pick of the Week?

Two very different movies for you this weekend, we have the surefire blockbuster .The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. and the surefire Oscar contender, .Nebraska.. In .Catching Fire,. the sequel to the popular franchise based on the books by Suzanne Collins, Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence returns to the role of Katniss Everdeen along with Josh Hutcherson who also returns to the role of Peeta Mellark. This time, political subtext is at the heart of the film with President Snow (Donald Sutherland) acting as the film.s antagonist. Directed by Francis Lawrence, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz, Stanley Tucci, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, and Liam Hemsworth co-star.

In .Nebraska,. great storyteller Alexander Payne (.Sideways,. .The Descendants.) takes a look at Americana with Bruce Dern.s Woody in the center of it all. He.s an aging, dementia-addled man who believes he won a million bucks from publisher.s clearinghouse, so he takes his
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Paradise | Review

No Dashboard Lights: Diablo Cody’s Contrived Directorial Debut

Arriving with about as much finesse as the plane crash that fatally incinerates its protagonist is Diablo Cody’s directorial debut, Paradise, which the Oscar winning screenwriter also penned. The only curious element is that the film feels like a precursor or sketch of something that would have occurred in Cody’s resume before Young Adult, the 2011 film that saw her reteaming with Jason Reitman for a darkly comedic look at modern female body horror, where inside scars rise profusely to the surface. Whereas Charlize Theron’s beauty queen harpy Mavis’ internalized emotional trauma rumbles like an earthquake from the inside out, this time round we get a burned up Julianne Hough, whose physical deformations cause change from outside on in. As intriguing as Cody’s debut may sound as a sister film to her previous lacerations of feminine identity, her
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Feature: 2013 Chicago International Film Festival Highlights, Part Two

Chicago – We’re sure that our loyal readers have been busy at the excellent 49th Chicago International Film Festival but the event is far from over. What should you see in the next three days? What are the highlights of part two of 2013 Ciff? Patrick McDonald and Brian Tallerico guide the way…

The Honor Diaries

Photo credit: Ciff

“The Honor Diaries

Tuesday, 10/15, 5:30pm

A stark documentary about women in Muslim majority societies, and the misogyny that darken their existence. Director Paula Kweskin focuses on the activists fighting the cir-cumstance of this misogyny, brave and outspoken women who have battled through their own situations in the Muslim patriarchy. This is short but has impact, as example after example of women who disgrace the “honor” of a family – her indentured servitude is somehow tied into a family reputation – are punished for no reason. This film is part of a movement to
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40 Potential 2014 Oscar Contenders: The Complete List

Here is my complete 2014 Oscar Preview in one complete list, with all 40 Oscar Contenders and my thoughts on each over the course of a massive 13-page spread and over 8,500 words. Trust me, I don't blame you if you take your time, but I think it may serve as a helpful list to look back at throughout the year. And, if you missed Parts 1-4 in which I featured each of these films, ten per installment, and just because it's fun to see them all in one place, here's a list of all 40 films included in this preview: The Great Gatsby, 12 Years a Slave, A Most Wanted Man, The Place Beyond the Pines, August: Osage County, Before Midnight, Blue Jasmine, Captain Phillips, Dallas Buyers Club, Diana, Elysium, The Fifth Estate, Foxcatcher, Frozen, Fruitvale, Grace of Monaco, Gravity, The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug, Inside Llewyn Davis, Labor Day, Lowlife, Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom,
See full article at Rope Of Silicon »

40 Potential 2014 Oscar Contenders: Part Three - 'Lowlife' to 'Place Beyond the Pines'

Hopefully each of these preview pieces are not only introducing you to the year's most likely 2014 Oscar contenders, but perhaps introducing a few films you may have not already known about or had on your radar, giving you a little something more to look forward to. Today I offer up ten more films and we are talking movies from the likes of George Clooney, Alexander Payne, Scott Cooper and Spike Lee to name a few. Today's installment includes James Gray's Lowlife starring Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Renner and Joaquin Phoenix, then Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom featuring Idris Elba in the title role, George Clooney's The Monuments Men which just began filming in Berlin, Anton Corbijn's A Most Wanted Man, Mud from Take Shelter director Jeff Nichols and starring Matthew McConaughey, Alexander Payne's Nebraska, Spike Lee's remake of Oldboy, Crazy Heart director Scott Cooper's follow-up
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South By Southwest 2012 Lineup Features 65 World Premieres

Sound On Sight will once again be covering the SXSW Film Festival this year, making it our second time attending. 130 feature films will screen at the Austin, Texas fest taking place March 9-17, including 65 World Premieres, 17 North American Premieres and 10 U.S. Premieres. As previously announced, Drew Goddard and Joss Whedon’s The Cabin in the Woods will have the honours of opening the festival, and now they have released the full list of films – and it’s looking pretty amazing. Enjoy!

Narrative Feature Competition

This year’s 8 films were selected from 1,112 submissions. Each film is a World Premiere. Films screening in Narrative Feature Competition are:

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Director/Screenwriter: Matt Ruskin

When Simon’s brother is arrested for armed robbery, he is asked to commit a string of similar crimes in an attempt to get his brother acquitted.

Cast: Nico Stone, Adam DuPaul, Seymour Cassel, Kristin Dougherty, Brian McGrail (World Premiere)

Eden

Director: Megan Griffiths,
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SXSW Announces 2012 Feature Film Lineup

SXSW Announces 2012 Feature Film Lineup
The South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival is thrilled to announce the features lineup for this year's Festival, March 9 - 17, 2012 in Austin, Texas. We are also pleased to reveal the world premiere of Emmett Malloy's documentary Big Easy Express as our Closing Night Film, which follows a train ride unlike any other with Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros and Old Crow Medicine Show. Big Easy Express will screen on Saturday, March 17. The program will also include the world premiere of Columbia Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures' 21 Jump Street, screening in the Centerpiece slot on Monday, March 12. The 2012 lineup continues the SXSW tradition of celebrating ambitious experimentation with risk takers both in front of and behind the camera, and a deep immersion into cultural touchstones. The Midnighters feature section and the Short Film program will be announced on February 8.

"SXSW has long been a haven for bold
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SXSW 2012. Features Lineup

  • MUBI
Iggy Pop and Debbie Harry, shot by Bob Gruen in 1977

Rock 'N' Roll Exposed: The Photography of Bob Gruen

screens as part of 24 Beats per Second

SXSW Film has just announced its features lineup for the 2012 edition, running March 9 through 17. We already knew that the Opening Night Film would be Drew Goddard's The Cabin in the Woods. For its Closing Night Film, the festival will host the world premiere of of Emmett Malloy’s documentary Big Easy Express (more below). The lineup, with descriptions from the festival:

Narrative Feature Competition

Booster

Director/Screenwriter: Matt Ruskin. When Simon’s brother is arrested for armed robbery, he is asked to commit a string of similar crimes in an attempt to get his brother acquitted. Cast: Nico Stone, Adam DuPaul, Seymour Cassel, Kristin Dougherty, Brian McGrail. (World Premiere)

Eden

Director: Megan Griffiths, Screenwriters: Richard B. Phillips, Megan Griffiths, Story by: Richard B. Phillips & Chong Kim.
See full article at MUBI »

SXSW 2012 Line-Up Includes ’21 Jump Street,’ ‘The Raid,’ ‘Casa de mi Padre’ & More

  • The Film Stage
With Sundance 2012 Film Festival over, the next big one on the horizon is South by Southwest, which we’ll be heavily covering. The biggest chunk of the line-up has been announced today, which has some great premieres including 21 Jump Street, Tiff and Sundance hit The Raid, Will Ferrell‘s Casa de mi Padre, the documentary Girl Model (which we liked at Tiff), as well as the next from Broken Lizard, The Babymakers. There are many other promising titles included and you can see them all below. Check back for our coverage for the fest, kicking off March 9th.

Narrative Feature Competition

This year’s 8 films were selected from 1,112 submissions. Each film is a World Premiere. Films screening in Narrative Feature Competition are:

Booster

Director/Screenwriter: Matt Ruskin

When Simon’s brother is arrested for armed robbery, he is asked to commit a string of similar crimes in an attempt to get his brother acquitted.
See full article at The Film Stage »

South By Southwest 2012 Lineup Features World Premiere Of ’21 Jump Street,’ ‘God Bless America,’ ‘The Raid’ and Much More

South By Southwest 2012 Lineup Features World Premiere Of ’21 Jump Street,’ ‘God Bless America,’ ‘The Raid’ and Much More
Attendees of South by Southwest 2012 are in for a treat. 130 feature films will screen at the Austin, Texas festival taking place March 9-17. Among them are 65 World Premieres, 17 North American Premieres and 10 U.S. Premieres. The organization already announced [1] Drew Goddard and Joss Whedon's The Cabin in the Woods would open the festival (the movie is phenomenal [2]) and today the majority of the remaining line up has been revealed. One of the highlights is the unbelievably smart and hilarious 21 Jump Street, directed by Phil Lord & Christopher Miller. Both of those are World Premieres. Other highlights include The Hunter, Killer Joe, The Babymakers, frankie goes boom, God Bless America, The Imposter, The Raid, Bernie and Casa de mi Padre just to name a few. After the jump, read descriptions of all the films that have been announced so far. Before I copy and paste the rest of the list, a few minor notes.
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‘Captain America’ is better than expected but far from perfect (Review #2)

Captain America: The First Avenger

Directed by Joe Johnston

Written by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely

2011, USA

Truth & Justice = The American Way? Is this concept an anachronism in the wake of the wars that our colonial cousins have waged during the intervening chasm between the noble Second World War and today’s resource driven mêlée? When you consider Mỹ Lai, Guantanamo, Fallujah and Sarah Black’s Friday, will the full horror of their war crimes forever tarnish the noble principles of the founding fathers? Well, the answer to that won’t be found here as this is a film review site, you’d best bugger off to Time or The Economist as we’re here to talk about Captain America: The First Avenger, the last superhero blockbuster to invade the silver screen, and the final pinch of ingredients prepared in the formulation of next year’s much anticipated Avengers tent-pole movie.
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Casting: Bond, Paul, Reunion, Cool, Glutton

Bond 23

"Pirates of the Caribbean" and "Miami Vice" actress Naomie Harris has confirmed she has been talking with “James Bond 23” producers but wouldn’t reveal for which role or even if she will take it or if she’s been offered the part. [Source: The Playlist]

Paul Thomas Anderson's Next

Rami Malek ("24," "Night at the Museum") and Madisen Beaty ("The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button") have joined the cast of Paul Thomas Anderson's untitled religious drama.

Malek will play Clark, the son-in-law of Lancaster Dodd (Philip Seymour Hoffman) the creator of a new faith that closely mirrors Scientology. Beaty's role is unknown at present.

Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Laura Dern, Jesse Plemons, David Warshofsky, and Lena Endre also star. [Source: Movies.ie]

American Reunion

"Chuck" actor Vik Sahay has joined the cast of "American Reunion", the new "American Pie" movie from Universal currently shooting in Atlanta.

Sahay will play the boss to
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Sidney Lumet, 1924 - 2011

Sidney Lumet, 1924 - 2011
The filmmaking community lost one of the true greats over the weekend: New York based director Sidney Lumet died on Saturday at the age of 86.

With a vast body of work ranging from "12 Angry Men" in 1957 to his final film in 2007, "Before the Devil Knows You're Dead," there's no doubting that Lumet's influence on the movies industry was a profound one. After the jump, we're remembering the dearly departed director by looking back at some of our favorite Lumet pictures.

"12 Angry Men"

Lumet's adaptation of the beloved teleplay and stage play perfectly captured the increasingly intense and claustrophobic nature of the jury selection and verdict-reaching process, a film that was further enhanced by fantastic performances from acting legends like Henry Fonda, Jack Klugman and more.

"Serpico"

Al Pacino has made a name for himself playing some of the most ruthless gangsters in American cinema from Michael Corleone to Tony Montana,
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Cool Clicks: Saoirse Ronan Hangs With Cows

We scour the interwebs for the coolest movie news and more so you don't have to...

Check out MTV's The Seven for an exclusive interview with "Hanna" star Saoirse Ronan and how she spent quality time with cows. Seriously.

The world (of design) is yours. Check out the "Scarface" facebook page to see how some of your Tony Montana-inspired artwork could wind up on a billboard or in the new Blu-ray release of this classic gangster flick. 

Filmdrunk has 33 hilarious examples of vintage movie poster vandalism. Could these guys be the ones drawing moustaches at NYC subway stations?

In honor of "Rio's" release on April 15, Total Film counts down 30 awesome movie birds. We feel Hedwig should be tops, but .

Dust off your cleats male movie/sports buffs, Bleacher Report has the 60 hottest women in sports movie history.

What happens when "Angry Birds" meets a Nicolas Cage Movie? Moviefone has the (hilarious and well-designed) answer.
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