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Venice 2016: 10 things to look out for on the Lido

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Venice 2016: 10 things to look out for on the Lido
Screen reveals the burning questions ahead of this year’s festival…

Anticipation for the 73rd Venice Film Festival (Aug 31 - Sept10) has been building for weeks.

Now, ahead of the world’s oldest film showcase (and the autumn’s first major awards barometer), Screen highlights ten burning questions…

1. Awards race under orders…

This year’s awards race will get underway in earnest on the Lido. In the last three years the festival has kickstarted major Oscar runs for three movies: Gravity, Birdman and Spotlight, while last year’s crop also included popular awards titles The Danish Girl and Anomalisa.

This year’s line-up is starrier than ever with Venice’s competition alone featuring Damien Chazelle’s La La Land (more of which below), Tom Ford’s blue ribbon drama Nocturnal Animals, Jacqueline Kennedy biopic Jackie, starring Natalie Portman, Denis Villeneuve’s big-budget sci-fi Arrival and Michael Fassbender-Alicia Vikander romance The Light Between Oceans.

Which films, if
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Venice reveals starry 2016 line-up

Venice reveals starry 2016 line-up
Tom Ford’s Nocturnal Animals, Pablo Larrain’s Jackie, Mel Gibson’s Hacksaw Ridge and Michael Fassbender romance The Light Between Oceans among line-up.Scroll Down For Line-up

The 73rd Venice Film Festival (Aug 31 - Sept 10) has unveiled the 55 features – mixing star vehicles and international auteurs – that will make up this year’s official selection.

A total of 20 films will play in competition, 18 will play out of competition and 19 will play in Horizons.

Venice is on a roll having played host to the Best Picture Oscar winner two years in a row while three years ago Gravity went on to score seven Oscars.

Ahead of the world’s oldest festival, the buzz is palpable once again.

Competition titles include Tom Ford’s Nocturnal Animals, Pablo Larrain’s Jacqueline Kennedy biopic Jackie (seemingly a last minute confirmation) and Michael Fassbender romance The Light Between Oceans.

Auteur directors among the line-up include Terrence Malick, Lav Diaz, [link
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Venice reveals 2016 line-up

Venice reveals 2016 line-up
Tom Ford’s Nocturnal Animals, Pablo Larrain’s Jackie, Mel Gibson’s Hacksaw Ridge and Michael Fassbender romance The Light Between Oceans among line-up.Scroll Down For Line-up

The 73rd Venice Film Festival (Aug 31 - Sept 10) has unveiled the 55 features – mixing star vehicles and international auteurs – that will make up this year’s official selection.

A total of 20 films will play in competition, 18 will play out of competition and 19 will play in Horizons.

Venice is on a roll having played host to the Best Picture Oscar winner two years in a row while three years ago Gravity went on to score seven Oscars.

Ahead of the world’s oldest festival, the buzz is palpable once again.

Competition titles include Tom Ford’s Nocturnal Animals, Pablo Larrain’s Jacqueline Kennedy biopic Jackie (seemingly a last minute confirmation) and Michael Fassbender romance The Light Between Oceans.

Auteur directors among the line-up include Terrence Malick, Lav Diaz, [link
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25 mainly forgotten Us number 1 movies from the 2000s

Kevin Spacey, Steven Seagal and, erm, Kangaroo Jack: they all nabbed the box office top spot last decade...

By the end of the 2000s, getting number one at the American box office was a valuable marketing commodity. As such, studios pumped more and more money into making sure they at least had a great opening weekend for their product.

The consequence of this was that it was harder and harder for smaller and quirkier films to take a brief spot in the sun. Certainly towards the second half of the decade, it seems that the number one movie each week was pre-ordinained in a marketing meeting somewhere.

Still, there were some films that have since fallen out of public view that clawed their way to number one. How many of these do you remember?

Eye Of The Beholder

January 2000, one week

Based on Marc Behm's book of the same name,
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Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow 10 years on: A ground-breaking blockbuster

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow 10 years on: A ground-breaking blockbuster
It's 1994, and aspiring filmmaker Kerry Conran sits down with his Macintosh IIci to begin work on a short film that's a throwback to the buccaneering adventure serials of the '30s and '40s. In those post-Jurassic Park days, computer-generated visual effects technology was still in its infancy, but Conran, a former CalArts student, saw the potential to tell a story he'd dreamed about. After four years of painstaking work with blue screen and his already-obsolete Mac, he fashioned a black and white teaser trailer for The World of Tomorrow.

Alongside Conran for the entirety of the journey was his brother Kevin Conran, who served as production and costume designer on both the short and eventual feature film. Speaking to Digital Spy from his home in California, Kevin recalled the lightbulb moment when his brother first pitched him the idea.

"At the time I was working as a freelance
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Dom Hemingway trailer: Jude Law turns gone-to-seed gangster

Ben Child: This may be dubious, Guy Ritchie-lite territory, but Jude Law performs his role as a sleazy safecracker with some panache

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Jude Law put on two stone in weight and agreed to sport a nasty receding hairline to play a gone-to-seed gangster in Dom Hemingway, the first trailer for which has just hit the web. The film, by Matador writer-director Richard Shepard, which debuted to strong reviews in Toronto earlier this month, sees Law as a sleazy safecracker out to collect money owed to him for keeping his mouth shut and doing his time. After travelling to meet crime boss Mr Fontaine (Demián Bichir) in the south of France, he falls foul of an exotic femme fatale and finds himself once again bereft of moolah and facing up to an uncertain future.

Shephard's darkly comic screenplay also sees Hemingway vying
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The Wee Man – review

It's Glasgow gangsters this time, not Cockneys, but Britflick director Ray Burdis doesn't show much improvement

Ray Burdis co-directed and appeared in the grisly mockney-geezer Britflicks Final Cut (1998) and Love, Honour and Obey (2000), and this clumsy, cliched crime thriller, written and directed by Burdis, has some echoes of those, despite being set in Glasgow. It is worryingly like the many ropey London-estuary gangland movies that are allegedly "true stories" – that is, based on the self-pitying and self-serving books by ex-criminals who explain how their crime career began with standing up to bullies, and how they were never the really bad ones. This has a great cast: Martin Compston plays Paul Ferris, a young Glasgow tough guy who gets involved in the crime empire run by local godfather Arthur Thompson (Patrick Bergin). Denis Lawson gives the film a touch of humanity and class as Ferris's weary dad. But as a whole,
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David Thomson on Ray Winstone

It's a lack of pretension that makes Ray Winstone so likable – so long as we don't start getting fancy notions of him as 'an actor'

I suspect Ray Winstone usually knows a good film from a bad one, but he has a world-weary calm that sees no need to let us in on the secret. Perhaps he has an inkling of how pleased we are to see him, and since he has had to declare bankruptcy twice so far as a professional actor he may take a certain gloomy pleasure in just being employed. There are actors well versed in elaborate, erudite answers to the question, "Why did you take this part?", but Winstone has the battered patience of a bloke who has seldom believed in "taking" a part rather than having the good/bad luck of ending up with it. It is that lack of pretension that leaves him so natural and likable,
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Assembly Required: A Walter Murch Profile (Part 4)

Trevor Hogg profiles the career of three time Academy Award-winning sound designer and film editor Walter Murch in the fourth of a five part feature... read parts one, two and three.

“It has become part of the culture,” observed Walter Murch on the Vietnam War saga starring Martin Sheen (Badlands). “As much as a work affects the culture, the culture mysteriously affects the work. Apocalypse Now, in the year 2000, is a very different thing from the physically exact-same Apocalypse Now in the second before it was released in 1979.” The New Yorker revisited the movie as a film editor and re-recording mixer at the behest of American filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola who wanted to produce a DVD version with a number of major scenes which were eliminated from the original theatrical release. “The film acquired a body in the absence of these limbs. Now we’re trying to sew them back on,
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Halloween 30th Anniversary DVD Set October 14th!

A few weeks back, Anchor Bay Entertainment announced a new 6 disc DVD boxed set to coincide with the 30th anniversary of John Carpenter's landmark film Halloween. Now, Anchor Bay has sent over the official press release (with complete details) and locked down October 14th as the release date! Check out the packaging in our previous news post Here! Full details below:

Laurie: “Was it the boogeyman?”

Dr. Loomis: “As a matter of fact, it was.”

Halloween 30th Anniversary Commemorative Set

6-Disc Limited-Edition Set Includes Blu-ray And

Official Display Replica of the Michael Myers mask!

Available October 14th

Burbank, CA – It just wouldn’t be Halloween without … Halloween.

In October 1978, John Carpenter released a small, independent horror movie that became a box-office phenomenon. Halloween became one of the most successful independent films of its time, and launched a franchise that would reinvent horror films and make household names out of
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