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Julianne Nicholson on ‘Digging Deep’ Into Her ‘Eyewitness’ Role

Julianne Nicholson on ‘Digging Deep’ Into Her ‘Eyewitness’ Role
Julianne Nicholson stars as Helen Torrance, a small-town sheriff married to a veterinarian (Gil Bellows) in USA Network’s “Eyewitness.” Nicholson spoke with Variety about the love stories at the center of the show, which is based on a Norwegian series, as well as what she learned from another role, in Maggie Greenwald’s upcoming film “Sophie and the Rising Sun.”

What drew you to “Eyewitness”?

I loved the story. I thought Helen Torrance was a really fascinating and fleshed-out character. I loved digging deep into her life and her marriage. Plus, it’s paired with the story of two boys falling in love, which I thought was portrayed in a beautiful way that I hadn’t seen on television.

How is it different?

It begins more as a straight-up love story than necessarily a “gay love story,” and I liked that. It doesn’t have to do with sexuality, and
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Julianne Nicholson on ‘Digging Deep’ Into Her ‘Eyewitness’ Role

Julianne Nicholson on ‘Digging Deep’ Into Her ‘Eyewitness’ Role
Julianne Nicholson stars as Helen Torrance, a small-town sheriff married to a veterinarian (Gil Bellows) in USA Network’s “Eyewitness.” Nicholson spoke with Variety about the love stories at the center of the show, which is based on a Norwegian series, as well as what she learned from another role, in Maggie Greenwald’s upcoming film “Sophie and the Rising Sun.”

What drew you to “Eyewitness”?

I loved the story. I thought Helen Torrance was a really fascinating and fleshed-out character. I loved digging deep into her life and her marriage. Plus, it’s paired with the story of two boys falling in love, which I thought was portrayed in a beautiful way that I hadn’t seen on television.

How is it different?

It begins more as a straight-up love story than necessarily a “gay love story,” and I liked that. It doesn’t have to do with sexuality,
See full article at Variety - Film News »

Cannes archives: Screen's Jury Grid 2011 - winners and losers

Cannes archives: Screen's Jury Grid 2011 - winners and losers
As Cannes approaches, Screen recalls what came top (and bottom) of our Jury Grid in 2011 - a year that included The Artist, Drive and a wave of controversy from Lars Von Trier.

In annual tradition, Screen’s illustrious jury of international critics delivered their verdict on the films in Competition at Cannes 2011 - the year that the Palme d’Or went to Terrence Malick for his experimental drama The Tree of Life.

The film marked the elusive Us auteur’s first return to the festival since winning best director for Days of Heaven in 1978.

But Screen’s jury was not as impressed. While The Tree of Life scored a respectable 2.8 out of 4, top marks went to atmospheric Turkish crime drama Once Upon a Time in Anatolia by Nuri Bilge Ceylan, with a score of 3.3.

The film was Ceylan’s fourth in Competition at Cannes, and tied for the Grand Jury Prize with Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne’s [link
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Cannes archives: Screen's Jury Grid 2011

Cannes archives: Screen's Jury Grid 2011
As Cannes approaches, Screen recalls what came top (and bottom) of our Jury Grid in 2011 - a year that included The Artist, Drive and a wave of controversy from Lars Von Trier.

In annual tradition, Screen’s illustrious jury of international critics delivered their verdict on the films in Competition at Cannes 2011 - the year that the Palme d’Or went to Terrence Malick for his experimental drama The Tree of Life.

The film marked the elusive Us auteur’s first return to the festival since winning best director for Days of Heaven in 1978.

But Screen’s jury was not as impressed. While The Tree of Life scored a respectable 2.8 out of 4, top marks went to atmospheric Turkish crime drama Once Upon a Time in Anatolia by Nuri Bilge Ceylan, with a score of 3.3.

The film was Ceylan’s fourth in Competition at Cannes, and tied for the Grand Jury Prize with Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne’s [link
See full article at ScreenDaily »

What's New to Amazon Prime and Instant Video in August 2015?

  • Moviefone
We're entering the dog days of summer -- the perfect time to binge-watch some new TV shows and movies on Amazon. You can do it outside, if you want, to not feel so guilty. But why feel guilty about streaming all eight seasons of HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm"? It's pretty, pretty good. You can also buy movies like the amazing "Mad Max: Fury Road," which hits Amazon Instant Video on August 11.

Amazon just issued its list of new titles available for streaming on Prime and available for purchase through Amazon Instant Video. (If you missed the July titles, here they are.) So check out all the August additions below.

New in August - Available for Streaming on Prime

TV

Olympus Season 1 -- 8/1/2015

Curb Your Enthusiasm- Complete Series -- tbd

Wishenpoof - Original -- tbd

Movies

The Patriot -- 8/1/2015

The Longest Day -- 8/1/2015

Unforgiven -- 8/1/2015

The Legend of Longwood --
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Alchemy Pacts With Swirl To Develop Films With An Urban Bent

  • Deadline
Alchemy Pacts With Swirl To Develop Films With An Urban Bent
Alchemy has entered into a multiyear joint venture with The Swirl Group to create and acquire material that appeals to urban audiences. Under terms of the deal, home entertainment rights to seven of The Swirl Group's completed films go to Alchemy: Saving Westbrook High, My Dad's A Soccer Mom, The Dempsey Sisters, The Love Letter, Marry Me For Christmas, Comeback Dad and Where's The Love? In addition, they have plans to produce and acquire 10 to 15 more films per year. The…
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Summer Movies Flashback 1999: 'South Park' surprise and scathing 'Star Wars' reactions

  • Hitfix
Summer Movies Flashback 1999: 'South Park' surprise and scathing 'Star Wars' reactions
Our continuing look back at some of the biggest summers we've lived through takes us back 15 years to one of the best recent movie seasons overall. In honor of the 2014 summer movie season, Team HitFix will be delivering a mini-series of articles flashing back to key summers from years past. There will be one each month, diving into the marquee events of the era, their impact on the writer and their implications on today's multiplex culture. We continue today with a look back at the summer of 1999. It was the summer I became Moriarty. To be fair, I had been contributing to Ain't It Cool for a little while already by that point, and I had been slowly but surely embracing the potential of the website and the audience that I was reaching. I had already taken a few trips to Austin, including a memorable stay at the third Quentin Tarantino Film Festival,
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The R. Kelly cruise has been canceled

  • Hitfix
The R. Kelly cruise has been canceled
Sorry to all those whose dream it was to set sail with R. Kelly and hundreds of his fans. The Love Letter Cruise -- which was to head to the Bahamas early next month -- has been canceled. According to a post on the R&B singer's website, the promoter Concerts Cruise LLC apparently didn't pay up the agreed sum. "Concerts Cruise LLC has been unable to meet its financial obligations to a scheduled cruise with featured performer R. Kelly and will therefore have to cancel this cruise," read the post. "R. Kelly had been looking forward to the cruise and was...
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Afternoon Delight: Lady Gaga reveals her new album title, Kiyomi covers "She" magazine

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Good afternoon!

Happy birthday to former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell, Adrianne Curry, Marisa Miller, Vera Farmiga, Michelle Yeoh, Melissa George and Punky Brewster's Soleil Moon Frye!

"America's Next Top Model" Season 1 winner Adrianne Curry

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E! is reporting that out actress Lindsay Lohan is teaming up with Charlie Sheen for Scary Movie 5. I might have to skip this one.

Congratulations to newly married actress Natalie Portman! The Black Swan actress married her baby's daddy Benjamin Millepied on Saturday night in California.

Lady Gaga has announced her new album via Twitter. The album name, Artpop, has been tattooed on her right arm so for her sake I hope it goes platinum.

Rumors are circulating that more Grey's Anatomy characters will be written off the show. The show's creator Shonda Rhimes told TV Guide, "Just because you saw
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Kyle Newman Jumps From ‘Star Wars’ Comedy ‘Fanboys’ To Peter Mayhew Film ‘Chewie’

  • The Film Stage
Well, this is the sort of fit that makes one wonder why they didn’t come together directly off the bat. Director Kyle Newman struggled through seeing his Star Wars-centered comedy Fanboys actually get a release, back in 2007. The love letter to this sci-fi saga was repeatedly pushed back and re-tooled until it finally hit theaters in 2009, where it barely made an impact. The helmer is now getting another chance at the universe of George Lucas in a new project.

Sitting near the top of last year’s Black List was Evan Susser and Van Robichaux‘s script for Chewie, described as “a satirical, behind-the-scenes look” at Lucas’ production of Star Wars, told through the perspective of Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew. Now Newman has come aboard to the helm the film, which expands as we follow the actor balancing ”a career as a hospital worker while chasing Hollywood dreams
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R Kelly announces 32 more chapters of Trapped in the Closet

R&B star seeks investors to help continue his bizarre series of mini-films telling ongoing story of guns, priests and infidelity

R Kelly claims to have written 32 more chapters of his Trapped in the Closet series. After plotting out almost two hours of new melodrama, the singer said just one thing is standing between his daft saga and the silver screen: money.

"It costs a lot of money to do it," Kelly explained to TMZ, "so we're actually looking for investors." It has been years since Kelly debuted his gonzo serial, telling a story of guns, priests, infidelity and little people over catchy narrative songs. Across two years, he released 22 chapters – making the jump from sound recordings to full-blown mini movies. A corresponding DVD was released in 2007.

"Trapped in the Closet is [about] me being silly and not having a job and having nothing else to do, and sitting around in the studio,
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R. Kelly setting sail on soulful Love Letter Cruise in 2012

  • Hitfix
R. Kelly setting sail on soulful Love Letter Cruise in 2012
R. Kelly was last heard telling his detractors to "Shut Up." But now, for you loyal fans, he wants you to join him on a boat. The Love Letter Cruise heads to the Bahamas Oct. 1 through Oct. 6 next year, naturally starring Kells himself every night. In an announcement via Twitter, Kelly also promises a fashion show, salsa lesson and karaoke on the six day trip. He called it the "first annual" event -- do you have plans for 2013 now, too? Check out more details on the concert cruise here. As previously reported, Kelly has an autobiography, the brilliant-stupid titled...
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2011 Maelstrom International Fantastic Film Festival Releases Lineup

The love letter to genre films known as Maelstrom International Fantastic Film Festival is gearing up for its third annual event, which run from September 16th-18th in Seattle, Washington. This year promises to be the biggest yet with 5 feature films and over 40 shorts, most making their Northwest or Seattle debut.

Tickets are still available online at Mifff.org, where you can find individual screening passes for $10. Or you can get yourself an all-festival pass for only $40 and see everything that the weekend has to offer.

Check out everything Mifff at the official site, including info on all 40 short films. For now, wet your whistle with a little bit about the four already revealed features (the fifth will be announced shortly).

Feature Films:

Absentia

Seattle Premiere

Director: Mike Flanagan, USA 91 minutes

Actors: Katie Parker, Courtney Bell, and Dave Levine

A woman and her sister begin to link a mysterious tunnel to a series of disappearances,
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Nathalie Baye: 'Happiness is doing a job you love'

She pretty much defined French cinema in the 70s and 80s: intimate, kooky, charming. Now Nathalie Baye can add 'properly funny' to her CV

In Nathalie Baye's new film, there are lots of funny scenes, but this one's especially good: she hobbles fantastically through the streets of Sète one broiling summer morning, in bare feet and nightie, tailing a young man who has just deposited a love letter in her mailbox. (The love letter wasn't actually intended for her, or at least it was, but it isn't a real love letter. And the young man isn't supposed to have delivered it, still less been seen doing so. But more of that later.)

Anyway, there's one of the undisputed greats of French cinema, 63 years of age, 80-odd films to her name, an actor who has worked with Truffaut and Godard, Pialat, Chabrol and Tavernier, who has won four Césars and
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cinematic roots of: ‘Catfish’

No movie springs from a vacuum. There are always influences from past examples of the genre, from the previous work of the filmmakers and stars, even from similar films that don’t quite work. If you want to understand where a movie is coming from, take a look at where it’s coming from. In the documentary Catfish, a New York photographer falls in love with a woman he meets on the Internet, only to have his expectations about her dashed once he meets her in person in ways he never could have imagined. This flick sprang from (among other films): • You've Got Mail (1999), the original rom-com about online romance, in which Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan connect only via email; in person, they can’t stand each other. • Paper Heart (2009), for another documentary about romance that some suspect is all a put-on; here, Charlyne Yi and Michael Cera portray themselves and their relationship.
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Gloria Stuart obituary

Hollywood 30s ingenue whose return to acting gained her an Oscar nomination for Titanic

When Gloria Stuart, who has died aged 100, was nominated for the best supporting actress Oscar for her spirited performance in James Cameron's Titanic (1997), there were few filmgoers who remembered her earlier acting career in the 1930s. Stuart played the 101-year-old Rose (portrayed in the rest of the film by Kate Winslet), who recalls the time when she was 17 onboard the doomed liner. ("I can still smell the fresh paint," she says.)

Sixty-five years earlier, Stuart stood out as a blonde ingenue in James Whale's comedy-thriller The Old Dark House (1932), in which she wore a tight evening gown and was chased by Boris Karloff as a sinister butler. Stuart recalled how Whale told her: "When Karloff chases you through the halls, I want you to be like a flame or a dancer." She was both.
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Mel and Oksana -- Remember The Good Ol' Days

  • TMZ
Mel Gibson may be best know for hurling four-letter words at baby mama Oksana Grigorieva , but back when they first met ... he proclaimed his love for her in an embarrassingly intimate love letter. TMZ has obtained the handwritten letter in which Mel begins, "To my sweet beautiful little Russian."  Sources connected to the couple tell us that Mel wrote this letter after spending a passionate week with Oksana in the beginning of their relationship. Mel continues,
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The Warlords Trailer and Posters

  • Filmofilia
New trailer and posters for war epic “The Warlords” starring Jet Li have been released.

“The Warlords” synopsis: Set in the midst of war and political upheaval during the Taiping Rebellion of the 1860s, Warlords stars Jet Li as General Pang, who barely survives a brutal massacre of his fellow soldiers by playing dead, and joins a band of bandits led by Er Hu (Andy Lau) and Wu Yang (Takeshi Kaneshiro). After fighting back attackers from an helpless village, the three men take an oath to become “blood brothers,” pledging loyalty to one another until death, but things quickly turn sour and the three men become embroiled in a web of political deceit, and a love triangle between Pang, Er Hu and a beautiful courtesan (Wu Jing-Lei).

The Warlords Poster

“The Warlords”, directed by Peter Chan (The Love Letter), hit theaters on April 2, 2010 in limited release.

Click here to view the embedded video.
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Review: The Time Traveler's Wife

  • Cinematical
It's actually kind of amazing how often the time-travel subgenre marries to romance stories. Longing to return to a simpler past or hoping for a brighter future are staples in any love affair, especially tragic ones. (Not to mention the similarity between a clock's ticking and a human heartbeat.) Just look at Somewhere in Time (1980), Peggy Sue Got Married (1986), The Love Letter (1998), Happy Accidents (2000), Kate & Leopold (2001) and The Lake House (2006) for a few interesting examples. What I don't understand is the very soft, goopy tone that most of these movies automatically adopt, with the exception of Brad Anderson's dark, tense Happy Accidents and James Mangold's standard-issue romcom Kate & Leopold.

Consider the new film The Time Traveler's Wife. It comes complete with a screenplay by Bruce Joel Rubin, who won an Oscar for his hugely successful sci-fi romance Ghost (1990) as well as writing very twisty sci-fi stories like Jacob's Ladder.
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Tom Selleck falls victim to 'Five Killers'

Tom Selleck falls victim to 'Five Killers'
Tom Selleck, Catherine O'Hara and Martin Mull have joined the cast of "Five Killers," a Lionsgate action comedy that stars Ashton Kutcher and Katherine Heigl.

The project is being directed by Robert Luketic ("21"). Filming starts this month in France and Atlanta for a June 4, 2010, release.

The story follows a hitman (Kutcher) at the top of his game who falls for a computer tech (Heigl) and decides to hang up his guns. Years later, their suburban bliss is ruptured when he finds out there's a hit out on him, forcing him and his spooked wife to go on the run.

Selleck and O'Hara will play Heigl's overprotective father and adoring mother. Mull will play Holbrook, Kutcher's handler.

Bob DeRosa wrote the original screenplay, with additional work by Ted Griffin.

Scott Aversano is producing with Katalyst Films' Jason Goldberg. Mike Karz, Josie Rosen, Christopher Pratt and Chad Marting are executive producing.
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