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This Altered Carbon Star Is Terrifying Your Subconscious For a Reason

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Season one of Altered Carbon dropped Friday (Feb. 2) on Netflix, taking viewers on a violent, visceral journey into the future. Set 300 years from now, the series is about an ex-military operator named Takeshi Kovacs whose consciousness (or "stack") is taken out of storage and reuploaded into a new body (or "sleeve") by a millionaire named Laurens Bancroft. Bancroft wants to hire Kovacs to solve his murder - and if that sounds confusing, we aren't going to spoil the hows and the whys here, so just go watch the show already. But if you have been been watching and feel like Bancroft looks familiar, here's where you've seen that charming British face before. Us audiences will most likely recognize James Purefoy from the Fox drama The Following, which starred the actor as incarcerated serial killer Joe Carroll, whose followers start committing crimes in his name on the outside. He also currently
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The Top 12 Composers of the 21st Century, From Hans Zimmer to Nick Cave

The Top 12 Composers of the 21st Century, From Hans Zimmer to Nick Cave
In an age where special effects reign supreme, there’s one aspect of the filmmaking process that hasn’t gone through a radical transformation — music. Some of the best movies in any given year would be sorely lacking without their memorable scores, and this has remained true well into the first two decades of the 21st century.

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Film composers play an integral part in the filmmaking process, and there are a handful whose bodies of work stand out in recent years. Of course, this list of 12 major composers only begins to scratch the surface of the talent out there. There are plenty of other worthy contributors to the medium who didn’t make the cut — Danny Elfman and John Williams, we’re looking at you — but rest assured that this top dozen represent the cream of the crop.

Hans Zimmer
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A Look Back at Jane Austen's Enduring Legacy on the 200th Anniversary of Her Death

A Look Back at Jane Austen's Enduring Legacy on the 200th Anniversary of Her Death
A love of Jane Austen is a habit the world just can’t seem to kick.

This week marks the 200th anniversary of famed author (and hopeless romantic) Jane Austen’s death. The author continues to bring England’s Regency period to life (and romanticize it) to her countless fans. In a sign of her legacy’s tremendous influence, the Bank of England debuted a 10 pound note with her face on it this week.

But to call Austen lovers simply “fans” is underselling their devotion. Fanatics, perhaps, is more accurate. They join clubs for Austen lovers in droves — the Jane Austen
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Back on Track: Interview with star of T2: Trainspotting, Jonny Lee Miller

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Back on Track: Interview with star of T2: Trainspotting, Jonny Lee MillerBack on Track: Interview with star of T2: Trainspotting, Jonny Lee MillerJulide Tanriverdi - Cineplex Magazine3/14/2017 10:01:00 Am

When, in June 2016, rumour got out that director Danny Boyle had started filming the sequel to his cult hit Trainspotting people got very excited.

Paparazzi and fans alike flocked to the Edinburgh set and disrupted filming, making it tough for the filmmakers to keep anything secret. “They were trying to shelter our costumes. They had umbrellas and were like, ‘Put your hood on when you get your hair done,’” recalls Jonny Lee Miller, who once again plays platinum-blond drug addict Sick Boy. “Danny said, ‘It’s like f--king Star Wars up here.’ There was a level of excitement which was quite alarming.”

The 1996 film was an unexpected sensation and made instant stars out of Miller and his co-stars Ewan McGregor,
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Interview: Ridley Scott & Tom Hardy take us inside the world of Taboo, their new BBC TV series

Author: Jon Lyus

“I feel least qualified to go and do a period drama for the BBC,” says Tom Hardy during our interview sessions early last December for his new eight part drama Taboo.

The show airs its first episode tomorrow night on BBC One and charts the return of James Delaney, described by the actor as a “perverse renaissance man”, to London from his adventures in Africa upon the death of his Father.

He is a man with guilty secrets, and one who gives no quarter to the hostility he encounters from his family and the institutions which seek to hold him to order. As viewers will see tonight the dawn of the Industrial Revolution has been recreated in all its gory, dirty glory. This is a bleak beginning to a story that has an even darker path to tread in future weeks.

We sat down with Hardy and
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Giveaway: Win Lesley Barber’s ‘Manchester by the Sea’ Score on CD

Reuniting with Kenneth Lonergan after 2000’s You Can Count on Me, composer Lesley Barber‘s score for Manchester by the Sea is one of the year’s most beautiful. When we recently spoke with her, we said the soundtrack is, “like the surrounding film, something of a contradiction: unmissable yet unintrusive, and enveloping as it disappears into the dramatic action.” We’ve now teamed with Milan Records to give away four CDs to our readers. All entries must be received by 11:59 Pm Est on Sunday, November 27th.

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‘Manchester by the Sea’ Soundtrack: Listen to Lesley Barber’s Somber Score

‘Manchester by the Sea’ Soundtrack: Listen to Lesley Barber’s Somber Score
Manchester by the Sea” is a top Oscar contender, becoming one of the most universally adored films by critics since its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. The drama stars Casey Affleck as a man who moves back to his New England home in order to take care of his deceased brother’s 16-year-old son.

The score is composed by Lesley Barber and perfectly accompanies the somber film with its string and piano arrangements. The album features 16 song composed by Barber, as well as by various artists including Gerhard Kanzian and Ed Lewis, Musica Sacra Chorus and Orchestra and more.

Read More: ‘Manchester By the Sea’: How Editor Jennifer Lame Shaped Kenneth Longeran’s Film — Consider This

The LP also features the haunting main theme, “Manchester by the Sea Chorale.”

“With that piece, I was really looking at the opening landscape and where we’re at with Lee when
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You Have Less Than a Month to Watch These Movies on Netflix

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The time has come. Well, almost. Netflix has released its list of films and TV shows that are leaving the streaming service in November. The majority of movies are expiring on the first day of the month, but there are a few that are slowly trickling out, as well. Take a look, and make sure you've caught all the new stuff from October! Related:25 New November Additions to Netflix That Will Complement the Cozy Weather Expiring Nov. 1 The Addams Family Almost Famous Angel Heart Barnyard Bratz: The Movie The 'Burbs Can't Hardly Wait Chuck, seasons one to five The Core Deliverance E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Echelon Conspiracy Eight Crazy Nights Empire State Equilibrium Escape to Witch Mountain The Family Man Fatal Attraction Fresh Get Rich or Die Tryin' The Holiday Into the Wild Kangaroo Jack Legally Blonde Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde Major League Mansfield Park Meet Joe Black Mel Brooks
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‘Into The Forest’ Review: This Post-Apocalyptic Feminist Drama Gets Lost In The Woods

‘Into The Forest’ Review: This Post-Apocalyptic Feminist Drama Gets Lost In The Woods
Early in Patricia Rozema’s “Into the Forest,” an intimate sci-fi portrait of sisterhood which has been adapted from Jean Hegland’s 1996 novel of the same name, one of the film’s few male characters casually declares that it’s the end of the world. He may not be wrong: It’s been 10 days since an unexplained power outage has sent the entire country back to the Stone Age, and there doesn’t seem to be any hope that the lights will come back on again anytime soon.

In northern California, where Eva (Evan Rachel Wood) and her younger sister Nell (Ellen Page) live in a secluded glass house with their dad (Callum Keith Rennie), our precariously fragile civilization has already started to crumble. And yet — after the man of the house dies in a freak accident and the two girls are left to care for themselves — hints begin to
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Love & Friendship review – a treat

Kate Beckinsale is deliciously acerbic in Whit Stillman’s fifth film in 26 years – a mashup of two early Jane Austen stories

There’s always been more than a touch of Jane Austen about the films of Whit Stillman, the incisive social satirist behind 1998’s The Last Days of Disco and 2011’s Damsels in Distress. Stillman’s 1990 debut feature Metropolitan drew inspiration from Mansfield Park, and his subsequent studies of social manners have all possessed an arch observational tone that one imagines Austen might have appreciated. In 2003, he was reported to be working on a project called Winchester Races, which would marry material from the unfinished Austen novels The Watsons and Sanditon. Here, he draws on the title and plot respectively of two early epistolary works; Love and Freindship (Stillman duly standardises the young Austen’s spelling) and Lady Susan. The subtitle of the former was Deceived in Freindship and Betrayed in Love,
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Interview: Whit Stillman Talks ’Love & Friendship,’ What Makes A Good Jane Austen Adaptation & His New Criterion Box Set

Anyone who’s followed the career of Whit Stillman wasn’t surprised to hear that he was adapting the obscure Jane Austen novella “Lady Susan” into his new film “Love & Friendship.” The writer/director established his Austen fandom with his first movie, 1990’s “Metropolitan,” which featured two characters debating the merits of “Mansfield Park” (while they themselves […]

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Guy Pearce to make directorial debut with 'Poor Boy'

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Exclusive: La Confidental star will also star in the stage play adaptation.

Guy Pearce is to make his directorial debut with Australian paranormal drama Poor Boy, based on the stage play in which he starred.

The Australian actor, known for roles in La Confidental, Memento and Cannes 2014 title The Rover, will also play the lead in the feature. The cast also includes Frances O’Connor (Mansfield Park, The Missing), Richard Roxburgh (Moulin Rouge!), Callan Mulvey (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) and Sarah Peirse (The Hobbit).

The story centres on a dead man, a young boy and two families mysteriously linked by synchronous events seven years earlier. Production is planned for Melbourne in 2017.

The screenplay is by Matt Cameron, adapted from his stage play created with Crowded House singer-songwriter Tim Finn and performed by the Melbourne Theatre Company and Sydney Theatre Company in 2009.

Producer Al Clark, whose credits include The Adventures Of Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert and who
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'Into the Forest' Trailer & Poster: Ellen Page & Evan Rachel Wood in Patricia Rozema's Blackout Thriller

'Into the Forest' Trailer & Poster: Ellen Page & Evan Rachel Wood in Patricia Rozema's Blackout Thriller
Ellen Page and Evan Rachel Wood will go "Into the Forest" this summer in Patricia Rozema's thriller about two sisters struggling to survive a continent-wide power outage. The film's first trailer and poster hint at the dangers lurking from without — and potentially within as well. Read More: Why Ellen Page and Ian Daniel Traveled the World For 'Gaycation,' But Ended Things In America The new footage is intentionally vague in terms of specific plot details, making it clear that the siblings face an existential threat on their Pacific Northwest homestead but keeping us guessing as to exactly what that danger entails. Max Minghella, Callum Keith Rennie, Michael Eklund and Wendy Crewson all co-star in Rozema's adaptation of Jean Hegland's 1996 novel of the same name. Read More: A24 Acquires Ellen Page Apocalypse Drama 'Into the Forest' Rozema previously directed such films as "Mansfield Park" and "Kit Kittredge: An American Girl.
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Watch: Ellen Page & Evan Rachel Wood Get Post-Apocalyptic In First Trailer For ‘Into The Forest’

Canadian filmmaker Patricia Rozema has eclectic resume, ranging from her breakout “I’ve Heard The Mermaids Singing,” to the romantic drama “When Night Is Falling,” to the Jane Austen adaptation “Mansfield Park,” to the family film “Kit Kittredge: An American Girl.” Now she’s taking another stylistic turn with “Into The Forest,” based on the book by Jean Hegland, […]

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Oscar Nominee Charlotte Rampling To Star In Jane Austen Adaptation 'Sanditon'

While Charlotte Rampling may have scuttled her Oscar chances because of her recent remarks about the diversity controversy in Hollywood (which she later clarified), the "45 Years" actress is soldiering on with a Jane Austen adaptation that is not "Sense And Sensibility," "Pride And Prejudice," "Mansfield Park," "Emma" or "Persuasion." Read More: Review: Andrew Haigh's Elegant And Empathetic '45 Years' Starring Charlotte Rampling & Tom Courtenay Screen Daily reports that Rampling will star in "Sanditon," an unfinished Austen novel that has never seen a big-screen version. Jim O’Hanlon, who directed a 2009 BBC TV version of "Emma," will be behind the camera of this Simon Reade ("Private Peaceful")-penned story that follows a young woman who summers at Sanditon, looking for love. Here's the book synopsis: Charlotte the Heywood, captivating heroine of Sanditon, is smart,...
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Frances O’Connor cast in horror sequel The Conjuring 2

British-born Aussie actress Frances O’Connor (Mansfield Park) has scored a role in The Conjuring 2, taking the nominal lead alongside returning stars Patrick Wilson (Insidious) and Vera Farmiga (Bates Motel).

See Also: The Conjuring 2 gets a new release date

The Hollywood Reporter writes that O’Connor will play a mother who reaches out to Wilson and Farmiga’s paranormal investigators when her daughter experiences a haunting.

James Wan (Fast & Furious 7) is returning to the director’s chair for The Conjuring 2 and also co-wrote the screenplay based on the same real-life case that inspired recent Sky TV series The Enfield Haunting.

The Conjuring 2 is set to go in front of cameras later this month and is currently set to be released on 20th June 2016.
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2015 Toronto International Film Festival Canadian Press Conference

After Toronto International Film Festival (Tiff) organizers announced the majority of their Canadian feature films, shorts, and installations Wednesday morning, Piers Handling (Director and CEO of Tiff) and Cameron Bailey (Artistic Director) took to the stage to address the media at the 2015 Festival Canadian Press Conference.

Now in its 40th year, Tiff is a Canadian institution, one whose impact on Canadian cinema inspired, launched, and solidified countless filmmaker’s careers. Wednesday’s press conference drove home the significance of Tiff’s cultural impact on both new and established Canadian talent. Featured speakers Toronto Mayor John Tory and directors Patricia Rozema and Andrew Cividino each used their time at the podium to express the importance of Tiff to the entertainment industry as well as the city of Toronto.

The humble and self-professed “re-emerging filmmaker” Patricia Rozema (Mansfield Park), used her time in front of the audience to speak glowingly about Tiff.
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Tiff First Looks: Ellen Page & Evan Rachel Wood In ‘Into The Forest’ & Ethan Hawke In ‘Born To Be Blue’

The Toronto International Film Festival has revealed the shorts and Canadian portion of their line-up. Highlights include Patricia Rozema’s (“Mansfield Park,” and “I've Heard the Mermaids Singing”) “Into The Forest” starring Ellen Page and Evan Rachel Wood, and “Born To Be Blue” which stars Ethan Hawke as famous jazz trumpeter Chet Baker. ‘Woods’ centers on two teenage sisters (Page and Wood) who struggle to survive in a remote country house after a massive, continent-wide power outage, in what Tiff describes as a “gripping apocalyptic thriller” which also boasts a score from the great Max Richter. In ‘Blue,’ Hawke stars in this remarkably creative reimagining of the legendary jazz trumpeter's struggle to overcome his drug addiction and stage a comeback. Another great highlight is Guy Maddin's deliriously strange "The Forbidden Room," which we reviewed in Berlin. Read More: The Best, Worst And Most Disappointing Films Of The 2014 Toronto International Film.
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First Look at Ellen Page & Evan Rachel Wood in Apocalyptic Into The Forest

Based on the novel by Jean Hegland, Into the Forest takes place in the not-too-distant-future where two young women who live in a remote ancient forest discover the world around them is on the brink of an apocalypse. Informed only by rumor, they must fight intruders, disease, loneliness & starvation.

The film which is in post-production, is directed by Patricia Rozema, who's most notable film is 1999's Mansfield Park. The film stars Ellen Page and Evan Rachel Wood along with Max Minghella (Horns) and Quiet Earth favourite Callum Keith Rennie.

Synopsis:

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'Once Upon a Time' casts Frances O'Connor as Belle's mom

Once Upon a Time has tapped Frances O’Connor to play Belle’s mother in the upcoming fourth season, EW has learned exclusively.

The 47-year-old actress will portray Colette, whom we’ll meet briefly in the sixth episode, but find out she had an immense impact on Belle’s life. There’s a possibility to see her again later in the season.

As EW first reported, Belle’s mom will be introduced through flashbacks. “For the first time, we’ll delve into Belle’s past pre-the encounter with Rumple,” executive producer Adam Horowitz says.

The Once casting marks a return to ABC for O’Connor,
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