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Blu-ray, DVD Release: The Big Chill

16 April 2014 4:04 PM, PDT | Disc Dish | See recent Disc Dish news »

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: July 29, 2014

Price: Blu-ray/DVD Combo $39.95

Studio: Criterion

A group of reunited college friends hear it through the grapevine in The Big Chill.

The 1983 comedy-drama The Big Chill focuses on a group of thirty-somethings who reunite for the funeral of one of their friends and end up spending a weekend together, reminiscing about their shared pasts as children of the sixties and confronting the uncertainty of their lives as adults of the eighties.

Poignant and warmly humorous in equal measure, this baby boomer milestone made a star of writer-director Lawrence Kasdan (Body Heat) and is perhaps the decade’s defining ensemble film, featuring memorable performances by Tom Berenger (Inception), Glenn Close (Fatal Attraction), Jeff Goldblum (Morning Glory), William Hurt (Broadcast News), Kevin Kline (Queen to Play), Mary Kay Place (Being John Malkovich), Meg Tilly (Agnes of God), and JoBeth Williams (Timer).

Co-opted a zillion times over the »

- Laurence

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Being John Cusack: What Went Wrong?

1 April 2014 12:00 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Once upon a time, John Cusack was the epitome of understated greatness. His CV wasn’t a flawless one, but an interesting one, littered with interesting film choices that seemed to be just that — choices — with very few money pics. Then, something went terribly wrong. And the only answer is one of his best movies: Being John Malkovich. Look. I’m not saying that there is a clearly insane person living inside John Cusack’s head and making his professional decisions for him. I’m just saying there isn’t not a clearly insane person living inside John Cusack’s head making his professional decisions for him. Let’s go to the list. Before Being John Malkovich, there was this. And after, there was this. I mean, this isn’t a shift that is severely Brando-ian or starkly DeNiro-esque. But there is a shift. Something happened. There was High Fidelity, one »

- Courtney Enlow

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Thoughts on 'The Matrix' 15 years later and 1999 as a great year for movies

31 March 2014 3:40 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

On March 31, 1999, Andy and Lana (née Larry) Wachowski's "The Matrix" hit theaters. That's 15 years ago today, and it was a pretty significant event. I think anyone who has read me for any period of time knows my affinity for and fascination with 1999 as an overall annus mirabilis at the multiplex. I've gone so far as to start the process of reporting a book because I can never quite shake how that year just seems to mean something. On one hand, it's personal. It was my first year of film school and going to a double feature of "American Beauty" and "Three Kings" with some fellow classmates one night, that kind of power punch will do a lot to galvanize someone in the early stages of embarking on a career in film. But it was an objectively amazing time. First and foremost, let's pause and consider that for a brief period, »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Kevin Costner Talks Western Film Series Plans

29 March 2014 5:16 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

There are, essentially, two different worlds in cinema. In one, it is about art and original storytelling – the expression of unique ideas and voices for the purpose of thought-provoking entertainment. In the other, it is specifically designed to make money. The former gives us films such as Donnie Darko, Whip It and Being John Malkovich. The latter gives us Transformers: Age of Extinction.

Occasionally, a rare individual demonstrates the possibility of crossing that divide, and participates in projects that – sometimes - have feet in both camps. Alfonso Cuaron can do it. The Coen Brothers can do it. Tom Hanks can do it. And sometimes, believe it or not, Kevin Costner can do it, too.

There are some less than fragrant titles on Kevin Costner’s resume – as you would expect from an actor whose breakout role happened almost thirty years ago, in Silverado. The difference between Costner and most other long-serving filmmakers, »

- Sarah Myles

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'Her' Blu-ray and DVD Arrive May 13th

23 March 2014 11:49 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

A heartfelt love story for the modern era, Her arrives onto Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD on May 13 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Written and directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Spike Jonze (Being John Malkovich, Where the Wild Things Are), Her stars Oscar nominee Joaquin Phoenix (The Master, Walk the Line, Gladiator), Oscar nominee Amy Adams (American Hustle, The Master, Doubt), Oscar nominee Rooney Mara (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Olivia Wilde and Scarlett Johansson.

Her is produced by Megan Ellison, Spike Jonze and Vincent Landay. Daniel Lupi, Natalie Farrey and Chelsea Barnard serve as executive producers.

Her recently won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay (Spike Jonze); it was also nominated for Best Picture, Music - Original Score, Music - Original Song, and Production Design.

Her will be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack for $35.99 and includes the film in high-definition on Blu-ray Disc, a DVD, and »

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Charlie Kaufman FX Comedy Adds Catherine Keener and Sally Hawkins

19 March 2014 2:00 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Catherine Keener has lent her talents to a few Charlie Kaufman movies, and now she’ll contribute them to a Charlie Kaufman TV show, too. The Being John Malkovich actress has just been added to How and Why, Kaufman’s upcoming comedy pilot for FX. Also on board are Sally Hawkins, John Hawkes, and Michael Cera. Get plot details […]

The post Charlie Kaufman FX Comedy Adds Catherine Keener and Sally Hawkins appeared first on /Film. »

- Angie Han

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Rider Strong Films “Girl Meets World” Appearance, “Arrow” Debuts Its Suicide Squad and You Should Watch “Enlisted”

19 March 2014 4:47 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

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Following this week’s Teen Wolf shocker, MTV has unveiled a memorial site.

Andrew Rannells tells E! that he’d like to see Elijah bring some guy-on-guy sexuality to Girls. “I volunteered myself for nakedness… I feel like with Looking on the air, I gotta represent some gay sex on the show. I’m willing.” I’d think it would be safe to say that we’ll be willing to watch that.

Six reasons you need to watch Enlisted.

Betsy Brandt is getting back to participating in prestige cable dramas, taking a role in the second season of Masters of Sex, according to The Hollywood Reporter in a recurring role. She’ll play Dr. Masters‘ new secretary.

Brandt may not be the only Breaking Bad alum to show up on another cable drama. Aaron Paul and Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter have been publicly tweeting each other about »

- Lyle Masaki

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Sally Hawkins to star in Charlie Kaufman TV series How and Why

19 March 2014 2:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The Oscar-nominated British actor will join John Hawkes, Michael Cera and Catherine Keener in the series about a children's television presenter encountering the supernatural

Sally Hawkins, the British actor who was Oscar-nominated for her role in Blue Jasmine this year, is to take a role in a television pilot from Charlie Kaufman, the director of Synecdoche, New York and writer of Being John Malkovich and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

The show is called How and Why, and will star John Hawkes as a presenter of science programming for children who, after losing his job, starts a new show in a backwater town where he discovers a supernatural world. Michael Cera will play his boss, while Hawkins and Catherine Keener will take as-yet unidentified roles. Kaufman will write the pilot and executive produce the show if it gets turned into a full series.

It's the latest venture onto the »

- Ben Beaumont-Thomas

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Sally Hawkins to star in Charlie Kaufman TV series How and Why

19 March 2014 2:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The Oscar-nominated British actor will join John Hawkes, Michael Cera and Catherine Keener in the series about a children's television presenter encountering the supernatural

Sally Hawkins, the British actor who was Oscar-nominated for her role in Blue Jasmine this year, is to take a role in a television pilot from Charlie Kaufman, the director of Synecdoche, New York and writer of Being John Malkovich and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

The show is called How and Why, and will star John Hawkes as a presenter of science programming for children who, after losing his job, starts a new show in a backwater town where he discovers a supernatural world. Michael Cera will play his boss, while Hawkins and Catherine Keener will take as-yet unidentified roles. Kaufman will write the pilot and executive produce the show if it gets turned into a full series.

It's the latest venture onto the »

- Ben Beaumont-Thomas

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Charlie Kaufman's FX Comedy Pilot 'How and Why' Adds Catherine Keener and Sally Hawkins

18 March 2014 2:56 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

One of independent film's queens is lending herself to the small screen. Catherine Keener has signed to appear in Charlie Kaufman's FX comedy pilot '"How and Why" along with recent Oscar nominee Sally Hawkins ("Blue Jasmine"). If the anticipated series is picked up -- and knowing FX's track record with "auteurs" it should be -- Keener would be a guest star while Hawkins would become a series regular. They join Michael Cera and John Hawkes to form a truly formidable set of stars. The single camera comedy is set to to begin shooting in April with Kaufman attached to direct. The series focuses on a man who understands how to run a nuclear reactor but is less of an expert on life in general. Keener has worked with Kaufman before in the films "Being John Malkovich" and "Synecdoche, New York," the former for which she received an Oscar nomination. »

- Ben Travers

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Charlie Kaufman's FX Comedy Pilot 'How and Why' Adds Catherine Keener and Sally Hawkins

18 March 2014 2:56 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

One of independent film's queens is lending herself to the small screen. Catherine Keener has signed to appear in Charlie Kaufman's FX comedy pilot '"How and Why" along with recent Oscar nominee Sally Hawkins ("Blue Jasmine"). If the anticipated series is picked up -- and knowing FX's track record with "auteurs" it should be -- Keener would be a guest star while Hawkins would become a series regular. They join Michael Cera and John Hawkes to form a truly formidable set of stars. The single camera comedy is set to to begin shooting in April with Kaufman attached to direct. The series focuses on a man who understands how to run a nuclear reactor but is less of an expert on life in general. Keener has worked with Kaufman before in the films "Being John Malkovich" and "Synecdoche, New York," the former for which she received an Oscar nomination. »

- Ben Travers

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Sally Hawkins, Catherine Keener Join Charlie Kaufman’s FX Pilot

18 March 2014 2:30 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Charlie Kaufman has added more high-wattage talent to his FX comedy pilot, recruiting Sally Hawkins and Catherine Keener for key roles.

The single-camera comedy “How and Why” revolves around a man who can explain the workings of a nuclear reactor but is clueless about life. Michael Cera and John Hawkes are already set as stars.

There was no word on the specifics of the roles to be played by Hawkins (pictured right) and Keener (pictured left). If the FX Prods. pilot goes to series, Hawkins would be a series regular while Keener would be a guest star.

Kaufman wrote the pilot and is set to direct “How and Why,” which is expected to lense next month in North Carolina. Anthony Bregman, a frequent collaborator with Kaufman, is also exec producing.

Hawkins is coming off a supporting actress Oscar nom this year for Woody Allen’s “Blue Jasmine.” Keener has worked »

- Cynthia Littleton

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Sally Hawkins & Catherine Keener Join Charlie Kaufman’s FX Pilot ‘How And Why’

18 March 2014 2:30 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Oscar-nominated Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine) and Catherine Keener (Being John Malkovich, Capote) have joined the cast of FX‘s How And Why, from Oscar-winning screenwriter Charlie Kaufman (Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, Being John Malkovich, Synecdoche). They join John Hawkes and Michael Cera in the half-hour comedy pilot, which begins production this spring in North Carolina. How And Why tells the story of Goodman Hesselman (Hawkes), who can explain how and why a nuclear reactor works but is clueless about life. After losing his gig hosting children’s science show How And Why, he tries to start over with a new show in a little TV market in the middle of nowhere when he encounters the supernatural world. Hawkins and Keener’s character information was not provided, but if the show receives a series order, Hawkins will be a series regular and Keener will guest star. Kaufman will direct »

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Sally Hawkins, Catherine Keener Join FX's Charlie Kaufman Comedy

18 March 2014 2:30 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

FX has enlisted two more Academy Award nominees for its Charlie Kaufman comedy pilot. Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine) and Catherine Keener (Being John Malkovich, Capote) have boarded the cable network's How and Why, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. How & Why, which was ordered to pilot in March 2013, tells the story of a man who can explain how and why a nuclear reactor works but is otherwise clueless about life. Photos: Faces of Pilot Season 2014 Oscar nominee John Hawkes (Winter's Bone) will star as Goodman Hesselman, host of the How & Why show at the center of the

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- Lesley Goldberg

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The Definitive Original Screenplays: 10-1

16 March 2014 9:19 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The end of the road. The scripts that should be studied, dissected, and taught for their quality, their timeliness, and their impact on the film industry as a whole. Some were perfect for their time and place. Some were ahead of their time. Some defined their generation. And one still rules all, forty years after it was written.

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10. Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

Written by David Newman, Robert Benton, and Robert Towne (uncredited)

You’re just like your brother. Ignorant, uneducated hillbilly, except the only special thing about you is your peculiar ideas about love-making, which is no love-making at all.

Nothing spices up a movie theater better than a little sex and violence; Arthur Penn’s 1967 film broke new ground on that front. Fictionalizing the partnership of famous gangsters Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, the film starred Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty as the title criminals, while »

- Joshua Gaul

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'True Detective' Producer Claims He Was Unfairly Axed From Harrison Ford Movie 'Adaline'

12 March 2014 7:50 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Steve Golin is coming off a massive success as executive producer of HBO's True Detective, but in a lawsuit filed Tuesday, he details a more unfortunate career development. Golin founded Anonymous Content Llp, a big management company with a healthy roster of famous directors, and has been a producer on such films as Being John Malkovich, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Nurse Betty and The Fifth Estate. Q&A: 'Fifth Estate' Producer Steve Golin on Possible Snowden Movie and How Anne Hathaway Left Him Hanging In his lawsuit, he says he had been developing a film project titled Adaline, currently

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15 Movies That Transformed Cinema In 1999

12 March 2014 5:56 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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This year marks the 15th anniversary of one of the most important years in film. The year 1999 truly changed how movies are made and perceived. Twist endings, low-budget pseudo documentaries, classic book adaptations, darker-than-dark comedies, and that loathsome Jar Jar Binks character: 1999 had it all. Not since the summer of 1989 (Batman, Lethal Weapon 2, Ghostbusters 2, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade) has a year been more fruitful and transformative at the box office.

Why, exactly, there was suddenly a surge in creativity in Tinseltown during this particular year remains a mystery. Maybe the hysteria of the coming Y2K “apocalypse,” which, as we now know, never materialised, panicked Hollywood executives, and they took risks green-lighting more daring and out-there scripts (just think of Being John Malkovich). Whatever the reason, their anxieties were the movie-loving world’s gain. It’s hard to believe, but all of these »

- Michael Perone

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The Ten Best Physical Transformations for a Movie

4 March 2014 4:30 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

A few evenings ago Matthew McConaughey took home the Best Actor award at the Oscars for his portrayal of Ron Woodroof, the epitome of American masculinity, who contacts HIV. For the role McConaughey lost over 50 pounds and looks a shadow of the usual dominating characters he has recently played (Killer Joe, Mud). On this note, it would be fitting to revisit some of the greatest transformations actors and actresses have gone through for a single performance.

Now, there are plenty of performances where the actor is almost unrecognisable due to special effects or incredible artistry and make up, but what this list is looking at, are the performances where a performer totally reinvents themselves on screen physically – you know the face on the screen, you’ve seen them in other films but you have to double take just to recognize them. So, sorry John Hurt, you’re wonderful turn as »

- Hassan Vawda

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'Her' director Spike Jonze on Scarlett Johansson and learning from Charlie Kaufman

3 March 2014 2:14 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Spike Jonze can't speak for the Academy - who failed to nominate Scarlett Johansson for her critically-acclaimed voice performance in "Her" - but he, for one, was moved by the actress's portrayal of an artificially-intelligent operating system who falls in love with a human man. "I don't know enough about how the Academy decides that," said the director - talking backstage at the Oscars after winning Best Original Screenplay - of the organization's snub of Johansson's offscreen performance. "All I know is I saw what she did, and I loved what she did, and I was moved and affected by and watching her create that character even though it was just in a voice." Speaking of Jonze's big win on Sunday night, it came not for directing but for writing - the latter being a relatively new career path for the filmmaker behind such visionary efforts as "Being John Malkovich" and "Adaptation, »

- Chris Eggertsen

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The Definitive Original Screenplays: 30-21

2 March 2014 9:28 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Now it’s gettin’ good, right? This section of the list begins to get into the portion where “you’ve heard it before.” A number of the films below have been universally acclaimed for one reason or another, but the focus here is on the writing. Some are innovative, some are unexpected, and some completed changed the way films were written, creating a new style or sub-genre. After all, isn’t that what makes for good writing?

30. Reservoir Dogs (1992)

Written by Quentin Tarantino and Roger Avary

I don’t wanna kill anybody. But if I gotta get out that door, and you’re standing in my way, one way or the other, you’re gettin’ outta my way.

Before he was one of the more recognizable directors in Hollywood, Quentin Tarantino was a screenwriter just trying to make enough money to get the films he wanted to make off the ground. »

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