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Kevin Spacey, Dana Brunetti Awarded Email Delivery Control Patent

15 May 2016 1:03 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Longtime producing partners Kevin Spacey and Dana Brunetti, who have teamed on multiple movies and television projects, now carry a unique distinction in Hollywood — holders of a U.S. patent.

The duo was awarded patent 9306887 B1 on April 5 by the U.S. Patent Office for “systems and methods for implementing email delivery” and received the physical patent on Thursday. Brunetti unveiled the patent via his Instagram account.

“The invention relates to systems and methods for managing emails where an email server that may comprise one or more computer systems, and which may be part of an email system, receives an email addressed to a specified first user,” the abstract reads. “The email server may analyze the received email and access one or more electronic databases, which may comprise information related to one or more respective registered users of the email system. The databases may be stored on one or more »

- Dave McNary

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11.22.63 Time Travels to August 9 Home Video Release

30 April 2016 2:00 PM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Burbank, CA (April 26, 2016) – Imagine having the power to change history. Journey with Warner Bros. Home Entertainment to the 1960s with the release of 11.22.63 on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD on August 9, 2016.  Executive Produced by Emmy® winner J.J. Abrams (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Lost), Stephen King (The Shining, The Shawshank Redemption, Stand By Me), Bridget Carpenter (Friday Night Lights. Parenthood), Bryan Burk (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland) the event series includes all 8 episodes (9 hours) as well as a brand new featurette. 11.22.63 is priced to own at $39.99 Srp for Blu-ray and $29.98 for DVD.

Viewers hurtle deep into the unpredictable darkness of the American dream. James Franco stars as Jake Epping, a high school teacher at a loss with his life, who wants to make a difference and do something meaningful. Encouraged by his ailing friend (Chris Cooper), Jake journeys back in time to »

- ComicMix Staff

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Sam Mendes to head Venice Film Festival jury

27 April 2016 9:04 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The director of Spectre and American Beauty will preside over the jury of the 73rd Venice Film Festival.

Sam Mendes is to head a nine-strong competition jury at the Venice Film Festival (Aug 31-Sept 10), it has been announced.

The British filmmaker took his second feature, Road To Perdition, to the Lido in 2002 where it competed for the coveted Golden Lion.

“I’m very honoured to have been asked by Alberto to lead the International Jury for Venezia 73,” said Mendes of the festival’s artistic director, Alberto Barbera.

“I’ve always had a strong personal connection with Venice; as a student I worked for three months at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection way back in 1984, and my happiest film festival memory is launching Road To Perdition at Venice in 2002.

“I am thoroughly delighted to be coming back to the Lido this year and welcoming a wealth of international filmmaking talent.”

Barbera said: “Sam Mendes’ work is a particularly effective »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Sam Mendes to Lead Venice Film Festival Jury

27 April 2016 8:41 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Director Sam Mendes will head the 73rd Venice Film Festival jury, organizers announced Wednesday. Mendes, the filmmaker behind “American Beauty” and the James Bond movies “Skyfall” and “Spectre,” was chosen as the president of the international jury of the competition by the Biennale di Venezia board of directors, based on a recommendation by the Festival’s director, Alberto Barbera. “I’m very honored to have been asked by Alberto to lead the International Jury for Venezia 73,” said Mendes. “I’ve always had a strong personal connection with Venice; as a student I worked for three months at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection way back. »

- Beatrice Verhoeven

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Sam Mendes to Head Venice Film Festival Jury

27 April 2016 8:06 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Rome — British film and stage director Sam Mendes will head the jury of the 73rd Venice Film Festival.

Mendes’ rapport with the Lido dates back to 2002 when he was in the Venice competition with Tom Hanks-starrer “Road to Perdition,” which is the only one of his movies to launch from an international film festival.

Mendes broke out on the global film scene with his smash hit first feature “American Beauty,” followed by mob movie “Perdition,” war drama “Jarhead,” Kate Winslet-starrer “Revolutionary Road,” road comedy “Away We Go” and the two highly successful latest James Bond pictures, “Skyfall,” in 2012, and “Spectre” in 2015.

He will next direct “The Voyeur’s Motel,” based on a soon-to-be-published novel by Gay Talese about a man who spent 35 years spying on his motel guests. Steven Spielberg is producing.

Mendes, whose career started in theatre, most recently directed the Olivier Award-nominated musical adaptation for the »

- Nick Vivarelli

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Watch Now: Showtime Releases Penny Dreadful Season 3 Premiere Episode Online

25 April 2016 11:10 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Ahead of its premiere on Sunday, May 1st, Showtime has released the Penny Dreadful Season 3 premiere episode online for fans to enjoy early and for free.

“Enjoy this free episode from Showtime. Vanessa seeks the help of Dr. Seward (Patti LuPone) to battle a new evil in the new Season 3 premiere. New episodes Sundays at 10pm Et/Pt beginning 5/1. Order Showtime now! Starring Eva Green, Josh Hartnett, and Timothy Dalton.

This season on Penny Dreadful, Tony® Award-winning star Patti LuPone (American Horror Story), who guest starred last season as the Cut-Wife, returns as a series regular in the new role of Dr. Seward, an American therapist who treats Vanessa (Eva Green) with an unconventional new approach. Wes Studi (Hell On Wheels) joins as a series regular as Kaetenay, an intense, enigmatic Native American with a deep connection to Ethan (Hartnett) who also becomes an ally to Sir Malcolm (Dalton). The »

- Derek Anderson

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Steven Spielberg to Produce ‘Voyeur’s Motel,’ Sam Mendes Directing

14 April 2016 6:48 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Steven Spielberg is producing a movie version of Gay Talese’s upcoming novel “The Voyeur’s Motel” for DreamWorks with Sam Mendes directing.

Mendes will produce through his Neal Street Productions company. Mendes, who directed the James Bond movies “Skyfall” and “Spectre,” has directed a trio of titles for DreamWorks — his debut on “American Beauty,” “The Road to Perdition” and “Revolutionary Road.”

DreamWorks won an auction for the rights to Talese’s novel. CAA brokered the auction.

The story centers on Colorado resident Gerald Foos, who opened a hotel so he could watch guests having sex. Foos had reached out to Talese in 1980 with the following note:

“Dear Mr. Talese: Since learning of your long awaited study of coast-to-coast sex in America, which will be included in your soon to be published book, ‘Thy Neighbor’s Wife,’ I feel I have important information that I could contribute to its contents »

- Dave McNary

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DVD Review: Bride of Re-Animator

13 April 2016 12:43 AM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★☆☆☆ Much like the sequel spawned from Evil Dead, a similarly cherished 80s horror, this follow-up to Stuart Gordon's 1985 bona fide cult classic Re-Animator (it's jokingly referenced by a stoned Kevin Spacey in American Beauty) isn't so much a continuation of the first film as a remake of what has come before - the central character having seemingly perished at the end of the previous feature. But unlike Raimi's second successful crack at his creation, this is a largely uninspired rehash which fails to improve upon the superior original, stuttering along until the demented, anything goes finale.

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- CineVue UK

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'Penny Dreadful' Season 3 Trailer Unleashes a Terrifying New Threat

11 April 2016 3:04 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Showtime has released a haunting new trailer for its hit drama series Penny Dreadful, ahead of the much-anticipated third season premiere on Sunday, May 1 at 10 Pm Et/Pt. Starring Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton and Eva Green, Penny Dreadful is a frightening psychological thriller created, written and executive produced by three-time Oscar nominee John Logan (Hugo, The Aviator, Gladiator). This trailer features a new look at Josh Hartnett's Ethan Chandler, who seems to be embracing his identity as a werewolf.

This season on Penny Dreadful, Tony Award-winning star Patti LuPone (American Horror Story), who guest starred last season as the Cut-Wife, returns as a series regular in the new role of Dr. Seward, an American therapist who treats Vanessa (Eva Green) with an unconventional new approach. Wes Studi (Hell on Wheels) joins as a series regular playing Kaetenay, an intense, enigmatic Native American with a deep connection to Ethan (Josh Hartnett »

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Watch the Official Penny Dreadful Season 3 Trailer

7 April 2016 2:59 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

“Beasts will feed, evil will overcome the Earth, and all our days will come to an end.” Teasing the darkness to come, Showtime has unveiled the official, full-length trailer for Penny Dreadful Season 3, premiering Sunday, May 1st at 10:00pm Est.

Press Release: New York – February 25, 2016 – Showtime has released the poster art and official trailer for the third season of its hit drama series Penny Dreadful, which premieres on Sunday, May 1 at 10 p.m. Et/Pt on-air, on demand and over the internet. Starring Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton and Eva Green, Penny Dreadful is a frightening psychological thriller created, written and executive produced by three-time Oscar® nominee John Logan (HugoThe Aviator, Gladiator).

This season on Penny Dreadful, Tony® Award-winning star Patti LuPone (American Horror Story), who guest starred last season as the Cut-Wife, returns as a series regular in the new role of Dr. Seward, an American therapist who »

- Derek Anderson

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Watch: Penny Dreadful Season 3 Behind-the-Scenes Video

4 April 2016 11:12 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Ready to return to the demimonde? Then try this season three behind-the-scenes video for Showtime’s Penny Dreadful on for size before the show’s premiere on May 1st.

Previous Press Release: New York – February 25, 2016 – Showtime has released the poster art and official trailer for the third season of its hit drama series Penny Dreadful, which premieres on Sunday, May 1st at 10 p.m. Et/Pt on-air, on demand and over the internet. Starring Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton and Eva Green, Penny Dreadful is a frightening psychological thriller created, written and executive produced by three-time Oscar® nominee John Logan (HugoThe Aviator, Gladiator).

This season on Penny Dreadful, Tony® Award-winning star Patti LuPone (American Horror Story), who guest starred last season as the Cut-Wife, returns as a series regular in the new role of Dr. Seward, an American therapist who treats Vanessa (Eva Green) with an unconventional new approach. Wes Studi »

- Tamika Jones

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Movie Review – Welcome to Me (2014)

24 March 2016 1:45 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Welcome to Me, 2014.

Directed by Shira Piven.

Starring Kirsten Wiig, James Marsden, Joan Cusack, Alan Tudyk, Linda Cardellini, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tim Robbins, Wes Bentley.

Synopsis:

Alice Klieg suffers from Borderline Personality Disorder and a mild addiction to Oprah Winfrey. When she wins over $80 million on a lottery she makes the decision to stop taking her medication and start her own talk show. Surely nothing can go wrong.

Kristin Wiig has done so many big, brash comedies in recent years it is nice to see her in something smaller, with a bit more heart and a bit less bodily functions and cursing. Her character of Alice Klieg is fairly happy with her life. She has her own apartment, she has a great and understanding best friend Gina (Cardellini) and she has recording of every Oprah Winfrey show.

It is only when Alice wins a lottery that she decides she wants more. »

- Stu Greenfield

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Naomi Watts, Jessica Lange to Star in ‘Secret Life of the Lonely Doll’

18 March 2016 11:30 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Naomi Watts and Jessica Lange will star in the independent drama “The Secret Life of the Lonely Doll” with Gia Coppola directing.

Indigenous Media, formed by Jon Avnet, Rodrigo Garcia and Jake Avnet will produce along Bruce Cohen (“American Beauty”) and Untitled Entertainment partner Jason Weinberg (“Ray Donovan”).

Coppola, who wrote and directed James Franco’s “Palo Alto,” will direct from a script by Merritt Johnson, whose credits include “Temple Grandin” and “In Treatment.”

“The Secret Life of the Lonely Doll” is the story of Dare Wright, who became well-known in the 1950s thanks to her best-selling children’s book “The Lonely Doll.” Journalist Jean Nathan found Wright living in a public hospital in Queens four decades later, and her book pieces together Wright’s bizarre life of glamour and isolation, and her struggle to escape her painful childhood through her art. Wright passed away in 2001 at the age of »

- Dave McNary

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Naomi Watts, Jessica Lange to Star in Drama ‘The Secret Life of the Lonely Doll’

18 March 2016 11:30 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Two-time Oscar winner Jessica Lange and two-time Oscar nominee Naomi Watts are set to star in  a feature adaptation of Jean Nathan’s book “The Secret Life of the Lonely Doll,” it was announced Friday by Indigenous Media, the company formed by Jon Avnet, Rodrigo Garcia and Jake Avnet to produce and distribute original content across emerging and traditional platforms. Gia Coppola, who wrote and directed the indie film “Palo Alto,” is set to direct from a script by Merritt Johnson (“Temple Grandin”), who will adapt the book. Oscar winner Bruce Cohen (“American Beauty”), and Untitled Entertainment partner Jason Weinberg »

- Jeff Sneider

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Peter Gallagher Cast in NBC’s ‘Cruel Intentions’ Revival (Exclusive)

14 March 2016 11:10 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Peter Gallagher has been cast in NBC’s adaptation of “Cruel Intentions,” Variety has learned exclusively.

The O.C.” alum joins Sarah Michelle Gellar as a series regular in the pilot. In one of the biggest casting announcements this pilot season, Gellar is reprising her role as Kathryn Merteuil in the TV adaptation of the ’90s film.

NBC’s “Cruel Intentions” kicks off 15 years after the film ended, centering around Gellar’s all-grown-up Kathryn, as she vies for control of Valmont International as well as the soul of Bash Casey (newcomer Taylor John Smith), the son of the late Sebastian Valmont (the character that was played by Ryan Phillippe in the original film) and Annette Hargrove (the character played by Reese Witherspoon). Upon discovering his late father’s legacy in a hidden journal, Bash is introduced to a world of sex, money, power and corruption he never could have imagined.

Gallagher will play Edward Valmont, »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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The 25 most underrated film scores of the 2000s

3 March 2016 12:47 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Diverse, awe-inspiring and memorable treasures that have sadly fallen off the radar

The noughties were a tough decade for film music fans. Not only was there the unprecedented loss of four great masters in the form of Jerry Goldsmith, Elmer Bernstein, Michael Kamen and Basil Poledouris; the nature of the industry itself began to go through some seismic changes, not all of them for the better.

With the art of film scoring becoming ever more processed, driven increasingly by ghost writers, electronic augmentation and temp tracks, prospects looked bleak. However, this shouldn’t shield the fact that there were some blindingly brilliant scores composed during this period. Here’s but a small sampling of them.

25. The Departed (Howard Shore, 2006)

When it came to the sound of his Oscar-winning crime thriller, director Martin Scorsese hit on the inspired notion of having composer Howard Shore base it around a tango, »

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Penny Dreadful Season 3 Trailer & Key Art Revealed

25 February 2016 2:09 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

“Do you think you know sin? I wrote the bloody book.” Ahead of its May 1st premiere, Showtime has released a new trailer and key art for Penny Dreadful Season 3:

Press Release: New York – February 25, 2016 – Showtime has released the poster art and official trailer for the third season of its hit drama series Penny Dreadful, which premieres on Sunday, May 1 at 10 p.m. Et/Pt on-air, on demand and over the internet. Starring Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton and Eva Green, Penny Dreadful is a frightening psychological thriller created, written and executive produced by three-time Oscar® nominee John Logan (HugoThe Aviator, Gladiator).

This season on Penny Dreadful, Tony® Award-winning star Patti LuPone (American Horror Story), who guest starred last season as the Cut-Wife, returns as a series regular in the new role of Dr. Seward, an American therapist who treats Vanessa (Eva Green) with an unconventional new approach. Wes Studi »

- Derek Anderson

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10 Multiple Oscar Nominees Who Have Yet to Take Home the Prize

24 February 2016 8:10 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

We're less than one week away from the Oscars, and while we're cheering on this year's talented nominees (oh hey, Eddie!), we're also thinking about those lauded actors who have continuously scored nominations over the years while simultaneously winning over audiences. Why, you ask? Well with five-time nominee Leonardo DiCaprio poised to probably take home his first-ever Oscar, we got to thinking about other talented stars who've been nominated several times in their careers and never won (how is this fair to Diane and Glenn?!). Read on to see who makes the surprising list: Glenn Close# of nominations: 6 Films: The World According to Garp, »

- Grace Gavilanes, @gracegavilanes

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Best Picture and Better Picture: Movies That Should Have Won the Oscar but Didn’t

19 February 2016 3:34 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

 The best picture doesn’t always win Best Picture. Sometimes the best film of the year gets robbed. Cinelinx looks at the movies which should have won Best Picture but didn’t.

Whenever the Best Picture winner is announced at the Oscars, sometimes we say, “Yeah, that deserved to win,” but then again, sometimes we say, “Huh? Are they kidding me?!” There are a lot of backstage politics and extenuating factors in Hollywood that can determine which film wins the big trophy. The worthiest film doesn’t always take the statue home. Going back over the 88-year history of the Academy Awards, we look at which films didn’t really deserve to win and the ones which rightfully should have won.

The Best Pictures and the Better Pictures:

 

1927-8: The Winner-Wings

What should have won: Sunrise (Sunrise was given a special award for Artistic Quality of Production, but it »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Rob Young)

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Saoirse Ronan Boards On Chesil Beach

17 February 2016 12:02 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Fresh off her Oscar-nominated turn in immigration drama Brooklyn, Saoirse Ronan has signed on to topline On Chesil Beach, a long-gestating adaptation of the Ian McEwan-penned novella.

Given her past success with McEwan, the actress is a resoundingly logical choice for the lead role. At 13, Ronan became one of the youngest Best Supporting Actress nominees of all time for her performance in Atonement, another McEwan adaptation that was up for seven Academy Award nominations in total back in 2008.

This time around, she’ll play Florence, a young woman celebrating her wedding to Edward, with whom she’s entirely smitten, on the Dorset coast. Over the course of their wedding night, in 1962, the pair grow increasingly aware of their newfound duties as husband and wife.

Dominic Cooke, director of The Hollow Crown, will be at the helm for the intimate two-hander, which rolls cameras this fall. No distributor is currently attached, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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