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14 items from 2015


Cannes: Bloom’s Alex Walton on the Influence of Tarantino

15 May 2015 9:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Alex Walton and Ken Kao launched Bloom, a sales and production shingle, at Cannes last year, with “The Sea of Trees,” starring Matthew McConaughey, Ken Watanabe and Naomi Watts. This year, the film is unspooling in the Cannes competition on Friday. Walton talks about his experiences over the years.

What’s it like to get your film into competition?

Really cool. I’m lucky that I’ve been at companies with films that have been in competition. Not that this means success, but it means it’s a film that’s been recognized. It’s flattering and a real movie, and other people in the industry observing it as such, and a real risk. None of it is lost on us.

Bloom is very busy; how does Cannes look?

It’s always an anxious time. You’re making sure that things are ready for a false timeline, a market timeline instead of a production timeline. »

- Carole Horst

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Like 'In Bruges' & 'Sexy Beast'? Watch an Exclusive Clip from Arthouse Crime Pic 'Resurrection of a Bastard'

6 April 2015 9:55 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

An bona fide bastard, Ronnie is a heartless, violent debt collector who, after getting a taste of his own medicine during a near-death experience, begins to question the meaning of his life—all while retaining his blood-thirst for revenge. "The Resurrection of a Bastard" world-premiered way back in 2013 at the Rotterdam Film Festival before touring Fantasia Fest and Fantastic Fest, where Yorick van Wageningen (who starred in Fincher's "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo") picked up the Best Actor prize. The film was well-reviewed on the festival circuit, with THR writing: "Reminiscent in theme of such Euro-sourced art house hits as 'Sexy Beast' and 'In Bruges,' this debut trades their showy virtuosity for introspection." Now, the film is finally in theaters from Syndicado and hits VOD on Tuesday, April 7. Check out an enticing exclusive clip (and the trailer) below, in which Ronnie's employer, a mystery man named James Joyce, »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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Twilight Time 4th Anniversary Promotion Through April 3

30 March 2015 5:09 PM, PDT | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

Twilight Time is celebrating its 4th anniversary with a major promotion that sees some of their limited edition titles reduced in price through April 3. These are the titles on sale. 

Group 1

Retail price point: $24.95

Picnic

Pal Joey

Bite The Bullet

Bell, Book, And Candle

Bye Bye Birdie

In Like Flint

Major Dundee

The Blue Max

Crimes And Misdemeanors

Used Cars

Thunderbirds Are Go / Thunderbird 6

Group 2

Retail price point: $19.95

Rapture

Roots Of Heaven

Swamp Water

Demetrius And The Gladiators

Desiree

The Wayward Bus

Cover Girl

High Time

The Sound And The Fury

The Rains Of Ranchipur

Bonjour Tristesse

Beloved Infidel

Lost Horizon

The Blue Lagoon

Experiment In Terror

Nicholas And Alexandra

Pony Soldier

The Song Of Bernadette

Philadelphia

The Only Game In Town

Love Is A Many Splendored Thing

Sleepless In Seattle

The Disappearance

Sexy Beast

Drums Along The Mohawk

Alamo Bay

The Other

Mindwarp

Jane Eyre

Oliver

The Way We Were »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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Jon Wright interview: Robot Overlords, reviews, the Don Logan moment

26 March 2015 1:52 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Jon Wright on directing Robot Overlords, working with Ben Kingsley and Gillian Anderson, and why he made an 80s-style family film.

Three films in, and Jon Wright is very much a director whose output is worth keeping an eye on. His first full feature, Tormented, was an effective horror with some strong moments, but it was Grabbers where he really struck gold. It remains, along with Tucker & Dale Vs Evil, our favourite horror comedy of recent times. Wright has taken a different turn for his new movie, Robot Overlords, a sci-fi movie aimed at a family audience. And he spared us some time to natter about it...

Can you put into words how you're feeling, on the eve of your film's release?

Well, I'm a bit nervous about the release, as you would be. Hoping it goes well. And I'm reading all the press that people are writing, which I actually think is very interesting. »

- simonbrew

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Dan Stevens Cast as The Beast Opposite Emma Watson In Live-Action "Beauty And The Beast"

5 March 2015 9:00 AM, PST | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Sexy Beast!  Disney's life-action adaptation of "Beauty and the Beast" has cast the titular Prince-turned-monster, who will star opposite Emma Watson's Belle in the highly-anticipated flick. "Downton Abbey" alum Dan Stevens will play the brooding Beast in the flick. The Hollywood Reporter announced the news on Wednesday and we have to say, he definitely looks the part.  With his striking blue eyes, we can definitely see a resemblance. And he'll look pretty good as the prince too! The "Harry Potter" star also seems pretty thrilled by the casting news, she extended a welcome to her new costar via Twitter on Thursday.   Could not be more happy that this man will be Beast!!! Welcome aboard @thatdanstevens #beautyandthebeast pic.twitter.com/F1ghG3pvcU — Emma Watson (@EmWatson) March 5, 2015 Emma previously said she's be taking singing lessons for the film -- so it sounds like this one will be a full on musical. »

- tooFab Staff

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Thn Talks BAFTAs & ‘Boxtrolls’ With Anthony Stacchi & Graham Annable

10 February 2015 4:30 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

If BAFTA could hand out an award for oddest movie, it would surely be won by The Boxtrolls, which is the latest animated offering from Laika, producers of Coraline and Paranorman. This tale of a society dictated by cheese and overrun by cardboard-wearing creatures was in the running for Best Animated Film.

We spoke to directors Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annable to chew the fat, or at least the rind, over what went into the making of this eccentric chapter in the history of stop motion animation. I’m a huge fan of the medium – my Dad used to be such an animator back in the day – and I was interested to hear what the pair had to say about the project, which appears defiantly old-fashioned in this age of CGI…

Thn: There’s a British flavour to the film, coming from the source novel (Here Be Monsters by Alan »

- Steve Palace

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Ben Kingsley Added to Cast of Bruce Willis Film Wake

8 February 2015 8:24 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Oscar winner Ben Kingsley (The Boxtrolls, Iron Man 3) has joined the cast of John Pogue’s (The Quiet Ones) action thriller Wake starring Bruce Willis (Die Hard film franchise), and produced by Michael Benaroya (Lawless, Margin Call), Tobin Armbrust (A Walk Among The Tombstones, Begin Again), David Alpert (upcoming American Ultra, AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead’) and Chris Cowles (The Numbers Station, Autobahn).

International Film Trust (Ift) is handling foreign rights to the film, which they are actively selling at the European Film Market. CAA is representing the domestic sales rights.

“Sir Ben is a truly one of a kind talent, with a unique subtlety to his work. He brings characters to life and charges them with emotion and power at just the right moments. He’s a tremendous addition to this cast, I can’t wait to see what he does with Kole, this film’s powerful antagonist, »

- Michelle McCue

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Bafta Nominations Showcase the Range of U.K. Cinema

6 February 2015 11:03 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

This year’s Bafta nominees for British film — “Pride,” “Paddington,” “Under the Skin,” “’71,” “The Theory of Everything” and “The Imitation Game” — showcase the sheer variety, range and intelligence of U.K. cinema in 2014.

That’s underlined by the exceptional quality of contenders that failed to make the cut — the likes of “Calvary,” “Locke,” “Belle,” “Testament of Youth,” “Starred Up” and, most controversially, “Mr. Turner.”

For all the considerable differences between them, in artistic ambition and commercial appeal, the six nominees share an underlying theme that sheds an intriguing light on the zeitgeist. They are all about misfits struggling to belong, and they ask acute questions about our capacity for empathy.

That echoes the anxiety about immigration and social cohesion that is dominating the U.K. political debate — a weighty subject addressed explicitly in the most populist of all the contenders, “Paddington.” It’s a giant stylistic leap from here to »

- Adam Dawtrey

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First Look: Tom Hiddleston in Ben Wheatley's 'High-Rise' Adaptation

6 February 2015 8:03 AM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Over a year ago, we got a teaser poster for Ben Wheatley's adaptation of High-Rise, the next twisted thriller after a series of masterful indies such as Kill List and Sightseers. And now the film is finally looking to hit theaters with sales happening at the European Film Market, which means we get a first look at the thriller starring Tom Hiddleston. The rest of the cast is pretty impressive too since it includes Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller, Elisabeth Moss, Luke Evans and Stacy Martin, though they aren't anywhere to be seen in this first photo. This is certainly one we're looking forward to whenever it may arrive. Look! Here's our first look at Ben Wheatley's High-Rise from Empire: High-Rise is directed by British filmmaker Ben Wheatley (Down Terrace, Kill List, Sightseers, A Field in England), from legendary producer Jeremy Thomas (The Last Emperor, Sexy Beast, A Dangerous Method, »

- Ethan Anderton

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Film4 inks deal with Jonathan Glazer

4 February 2015 7:09 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: UK financier inks development deal with Sexy Beast and Under the Skin director.

Film4 has signed a development deal with Under the Skin and Sexy Beast director Jonathan Glazer.

Glazer is currently working on a number of development ideas with Film4 alongside his Under the Skin producer Jim Wilson.   

The UK financier worked with Glazer on the BAFTA-nominated Under the Skin, starring Scarlett Johansson, and on Glazer’s acclaimed debut Sexy Beast.

David Kosse, director of Film4, said: “Jonathan is one of the most visionary directors in the world, let alone the UK. He epitomises Film4’s ethos of ground-breaking, distinctive, authored film, and I’m looking forward to continuing what has already been a close and collaborative relationship between him and Film4.”

The development deal is the first to be announced since former Universal exec Kosse joined the outfit last year.

Film4’s upcoming slate includes Anton Corbijn’s Life, Sarah Gavron’s Sufragette »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Ian McShane Has Joined The Cast Of Ray Donovan

22 January 2015 5:51 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Ray Donovan has to be one of my favourite shows on TV at the moment. The unrelenting, tense action and brilliant storylines in a show headed by the rather watchable Liev Schreiber, makes it unmissale every week. Production on season three is just about to get underway in Los Angeles, and news reaches us this morning that one of Britain’s great character actors has joined the cast.

Ian McShane, who has appeared in the likes of Hercules, Sexy Beast, Cuban Fury and the legendary TV series Deadwood, which pretty much catapulted him to Hollywood notoriety, will play a billionaire movie producer in the next season who hires Schreiber’s Donovan to help him get out of a bit of a pickle.

Interestingly, McShane will reunite with fellow Deadwood alumni Paula Malcomson. Malcomson played the role of Trixie in the HBO series, opposite McShane’s villainous Al Swearengen.

Shooting on »

- Paul Heath

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‘Deadwood’ Star Ian McShane Joins Showtime’s ‘Ray Donovan’

21 January 2015 12:34 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Golden Globe winner guest stars on Season 3 as a billionaire movie producer who comes to Ray (Liev Schreiber) for help

Deadwood” star Ian McShane has signed on for Season 3 of Showtime’s “Ray Donovan.”

The Golden Globe-winning actor will guest star as Malcolm Finney, a rich and famous movie producer who hires Ray (Liev Schreiber) to help his family out during a potentially catastrphoic situation, in a season-long arc on the pay-cable drama.

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He earned his Golden Globe and also an Emmy nomination for playing foul-mouthed power broker Al Swearengen on »

- Travis Reilly

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'Under the Skin' won't leave my brain: A belated appreciation of the sci-fi stunner

20 January 2015 5:56 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Did "Under the Skin's" absence from this week's list of Oscar nominees represent a glaring oversight? Hardly. Despite being beloved by critics, Jonathan Glazer's unsettling sci-fi wasn't expected to rack up any nods. Which is fine! Some of the best movies never get their due come awards season. Me? I can't get it out of my brain. I've previously mentioned "The Babadook" as the year's best horror movie, and from a conventional standpoint it certainly is. But while "Under the Skin" is far from a traditional fright flick, it disturbed me in a deeper way than any pureblood horror film in recent memory. The beach scene alone! Haunting, horrifying, utterly unforgettable. Director Jonathan Glazer is one of the true visionaries working in film today. With the help of cinematographer Daniel Landin and his special effects team he conjured up a collection of the most striking images I saw »

- Chris Eggertsen

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The Precedent for an Eddie Redmayne or Michael Keaton Oscar Win

19 January 2015 8:53 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Anjelica Oswald

Managing Editor 

With Michael Keaton winning the Golden Globe for best actor in a musical or comedy and Eddie Redmayne winning for best actor in a drama, both men continue establishing themselves as the frontrunners in this year’s lead actor race at the Oscars.

Though not new to films, Redmayne starred in Oscar-nominated films such as Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2008) and Les Miserables (2012). His performance as Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything, however, propelled him to widespread acclaim and put him on the radar. He is one of four best actor nominees — along with Keaton, Benedict Cumberbatch and Steve Carell — to receive their first nomination this year.

For most of his career, Keaton was known for his comedic roles, such as Mr. Mom (1983) and Beetlejuice (1988), and for his turn as Batman in Tim Burton’s Batman (1989) and Batman Returns (1992). These roles earned Keaton praise and »

- Anjelica Oswald

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