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Alien Resurrection

4 September 2014 10:37 PM, PDT | Sky Movies | See recent Sky Movies news »

Visionary director Jean-Pierre Jeunet (Amelie) puts a surreally disorientating spin on the series as Sigourney Weaver's Ripley endures her fourth encounter with the nastiest xenomorphs in the universe. Here, she is resurrected by geneticists who - somewhat foolishly- have cloned her in an attempt to replicate the alien DNA that has been impregnated within her for 200 years. So when a crew of space smugglers (including Ron 'Hellboy' Perlman and a mysterious Winona Ryder) intercept the research vessel she's on, they get more than they bargained for. »

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‘Vikings’ Actor George Blagden to Play Louis Xiv in ‘Versailles’

25 August 2014 8:07 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paris– ‘Vikings’ thesp George Blagden is set to play Louis Xiv in “Versailles,” the high-profile series directed by “Yves Saint Laurent” helmer Jalil Lespert for French pay TV Canal Plus.

Repped by Zodiak Rights and produced by Paris-based Capa Drama, the English-language “Versailles” will also topline Alexander Vlahos (“Merlin et Privates”), Dominique Blanc,  Amira Casar. The international cast will be completed by Tygh Runyan, Stuart Bowman, Noémie Schmidt, Evan Williams, Anna Brewster, Sarah Winter, Anatole Taubman, Lizzie Brocheré, Elisa Lasowski, Maddison Jaizani, Peter Hudson and Gilly Gilchrist.

Versailles” was created by Simon Mirren (“Criminal Minds”) and David Wolstencroft (“The Escape Artist”) who also serve as showrunners and exec-producers on the series, along with Claude Chelli (“Braquo”) at Capa Drama and Anne Thomopoulos (“Rome,” “Borgia”). It’s co-produced by Fabrice de la Patelliere at Canal Plus Creation Originale,  Capa Drama, Zodiak, et Incendo.

The key crew is led by set designer Katia Wyszkop (“Saint-Laurent, »

- Elsa Keslassy

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Review: Mood Indigo

16 August 2014 9:30 AM, PDT | Slackerwood | See recent Slackerwood news »

If one can expect anything from Michel Gondry, it is that along with the whimsy and touch of the bizarre inherent in his work is an element of truth.  Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind uses erasure imagery to illustrate the pain of heartbreak. Be Kind Rewind has friendly video store employees creating their own versions of Hollywood hits for their neighborhood.  Gondry's latest film, love story Mood Indigo, however, is utterly drowning in whimsy and lacking any figment of truth.

Debonair and bearded Romain Duris (Populaire, The Beat That My Heart Skipped) stars as Colin, living off family money in a spacious Paris apartment. Audrey Tautou (Amelie, A Very Long Engagement) plays cute Chloe, whom Colin meets at a party. The plot goes something like this: guy meets girl, guy and girl fall in love and marry, flower grows in girl's lung.

There's also a B-plot, involving a friend (Gad Elmaleh, »

- Elizabeth Stoddard

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Film4’s New Chief David Kosse Speaks to Variety About Challenges of Role

4 August 2014 11:07 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — U.K. broadcaster Channel 4 revealed today that the new chief of its filmmaking division, Film4 — which has backed Oscar-winning pics like Steve McQueen’s “12 Years a Slave” and Danny Boyle’s “Slumdog Millionaire” — would be David Kosse, who is president, international, at Universal Pictures. Variety spoke to Kosse about his new role.

Kosse, who joins Film4 on Nov. 1, said it was a bit early to speak about specific plans for Film4, but added that he had no intention of changing the “creative remit” of the production unit. “There continues to be a focus on emerging filmmakers, young talent and creative risk-taking,” he said.

Recent pics from emerging U.K. talent backed by Film4 include Yann Demange’s feature debut “’71,” which premiered in Berlin competition, and Daniel Wolfe’s first film “Catch Me Daddy,” which bowed in Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight.

See Also: David Kosse Named Chief of Channel 4 »

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David Kosse Named Chief of Channel 4’s Movie Production Arm Film4

4 August 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — David Kosse has been appointed as director of Channel 4’s feature filmmaking division Film4.

Kosse joins from Universal Pictures where he is president, international, and will take up his new post on Nov. 1.

Kosse will oversee the development, financing and green-lighting of all feature films, and support for the production and distribution of all Film4-backed releases both in the U.K. and internationally.

Kosse replaces Tessa Ross, who announced her departure in March to become chief executive of the National Theatre. Kosse will report directly to Channel 4 chief executive David Abraham.

See Also: Film4’s New Chief David Kosse Speaks to Variety About Challenges of Role

Recent films backed by Film4 include Steve McQueen’s “12 Years a Slave,” Mike Leigh’s “Mr. Turner,” Ken Loach’s “Jimmy Hall” and Jonathan Glazer’s “Under the Skin.”

Upcoming pics include Lone Scherfig’s drama about a boisterous Oxford student dining club, »

- Leo Barraclough

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Dominique Pinon joins DuhLess 2

30 July 2014 2:54 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

French actor Dominique Pinon and Serbia’s Milos Bikovic have joined the cast of Roman Prygunov’s DuhLess 2, the sequel to his 2012 box-office success based on Sergey Minaev’s eponymous novel.

Veteran Pinon is known to international audiences for roles in such classics as Diva, Amelie From Montmartre and Delicatessen, while 26 year-old Bikovic appeared in the football films Montevideo - God Bless You! and its sequel as well as Nikita Mikhalkov’s forthcoming Bunin adaptation, Sunstroke.

The sequel by Art Pictures Studio and Kinoslovo is headlined again by Danila Kozlovsky, known popularly as ¨Russia’s answer to Brad Pitt¨ who has recently broken into the international film scene with his role in Vampire Academy.

Kozlovsky reprises his role as top manager Max Andreev who has left the hustle and bustle of Moscow behind for the quiet life on the Indonesian island of Bali until events back home lead him to head for Russia.

Seen by many »

- screen.berlin@googlemail.com (Martin Blaney)

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Studiocanal Reteams Michel Gondry on ‘Microbe et Gasoil’

18 July 2014 4:05 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paris– Studiocanal is set to reteam with Michel Gondry on “Microbe et Gasoil,” the French helmer’s follow-up to “Mood Indigo.”

Pic is a comedy turning on two left-of-field teenagers, Microbe and Gasoil, who, instead of spending their summer vacations with their parents, decide to build their own car and embark on a doomed yet colorful road trip across France.

A pair of newcomers will be cast in the lead roles. Audrey Tautou (“Amelie,” “Mood Indigo”) will also star.

Shooting will take place in Ile de France (Paris and its suburbs) and Bourgogne between August 4 and late October.

Pic is produced by Gondry’s longtime collaborator, Georges Bermann, at Paris-based Partizan. Studiocanal is co-producing, and will be distributing as well as handling international sales.

Studiocanal worked with Gondry on his latest feature film, “Mood Indigo,” a romantic fantasy pic based on Boris Vian’s “Froth on the Daydream.”

Gondry, whose »

- Elsa Keslassy

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The Definitive Foreign Language Horror Films: 40-31

12 July 2014 8:26 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Horror is really the only genre that has entries that, while “good,” may not necessarily mean “recommended.” So, how does that affect what is “definitive?” A recent conversation brought up the nightmare of a movie A Serbian Film (great review here from Justine) which, by all accounts, is a horror film. But, while everyone in film circles knows about the film (many have even seen it), I can’t imagine anyone actually recommending it. It’s made impact, sure. But at what cost? The best horror films aren’t simply there to scare and disgust viewers. They’re there to serve as metaphors for other issues, however big or small. But the best ones are those that do it in a way that, while still may scare and disgust you, will also make you think and reevaluate your situation.

40. À l’intérieur (2007)

English Title: Inside

Directed by: Alexandre Bustillo, Julien Maury »

- Joshua Gaul

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50 brilliant movie opening credits sequences

25 June 2014 2:27 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

From a range of eras and genres, here's Jenny and Alex's light-hearted pick of 50 great opening title sequences from the movies...

Odd List

We don’t go to the cinema much, because we hate people. We also don’t go because there’s always the risk of accidentally going to see the wrong film. It's not helped by the fact that there's no way of telling until it’s too late, because there are no bloody opening credits on lots of modern films. And by the time you do realise, you’ve eaten all your popcorn and you can’t be bothered to move.

The movies on this list won’t give you that problem. These opening credits are perfect scene setters for the movies that follow, so you won’t have to worry about awkward popcorn wasting moments. It's not a top 50, rather a selection of 50 interesting credits sequences, »

- ryanlambie

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Interview with Jean-Pierre Jeunet about Ts Spivet

13 June 2014 3:31 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Jean-Pierre Jeunet: "I think of a film as being like a toy train."

He has a small but perfectly formed body of work (seven films in total) although Jean-Pierre Jeunet is best known to most as the director of [fiilm id=8803]Amelie[/film]. There was also a sortie to Hollywood for Alien: Resurrection. More recently he offered up the satirical comedy about weapons merchants Micmacs.

Jeunet was born in Roanne in the Loire valley. He bought his first camera at the age of 17 and made short films while studying animation. He befriended Marc Caro, a designer and comic book artist who became his long-time collaborator and co-director. Their first live action film was The Bunker Of The Last Gunshots (1981), a short film about soldiers in a bleak futuristic world. He also directed numerous advertisements and music videos.

Jeunet and Caro's first feature film was Delicatessen (1991), a black comedy set in a famine-plagued post-apocalyptic world, »

- Richard Mowe

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Movie Review – The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet (2014)

12 June 2014 6:45 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet, 2014.

Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet.

Starring Callum Keith Rennie, Helena Bonham Carter, Dominique Pinon, Kyle Catlett, Judy Davis and Jakob Davies.

Synopsis:

Upon receiving the news that he has won an award from the Smithsonian Institute, the ten-year-old Ts Spivet leaves his family home on an adventure to collect his prize.

Whenever I watch a Jean-Pierre Jeunet picture, the feelings that it invokes are always the same. There is fascination and wonder, not disimilar to the feelings of open-mouthed awe at everything from the eyes of a blind man seeing for the first time. It might not actually be that revolutionary, but dressed up just right, it is still a previously unwitnessed treat. Like the eponymous Ts Spivet, you could also liken it to the inquisitve nature of a curious and innocently optimistic child, not knowing what’s coming but anticipating the nervous excitement of its arrival, »

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The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet Review

10 June 2014 5:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Starring: Kyle Catlett, Helena Bonham Carter, Callum Keith Rennie, Niamh Wilson, Jakob Davies, Judy Davis

Running Time: 105 minutes

Certificate: 12A

Synopsis: A ten-year-old cartographer secretly leaves his family’s ranch in Montana where he lives with his cowboy father and scientist mother and travels across the country aboard a freight train to receive an award at the Smithsonian Institute.

Director Jean-Pierre Jenuet paints a distinctive pallet of work from Delicatessen (1991) to A Very Long Engagement (2004), but you’d probably be most familiar with the wonderful Amelie starring Audrey Tautou. Never a stranger to taking an alternative look at a story, his beautiful visuals continue in The Young And Prodigious T.S. Spivet alongside a strong blood-beating heart to take hold of.

T.S. Spivet tells the story of its namesake, a ten-year boy who’s a genius and impeccably portrayed by Kyle Catlett in his feature film debut. »

- Dan Bullock

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The Young and Prodigious Ts Spivet review: Whimsical tale of child genius

9 June 2014 1:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet; Screenwriters: Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Guillaume Laurant; Starring: Kyle Catlett, Jakob Davies, Helena Bonham Carter, Niamh Wilson, Callum Keith Rennie, Judy Davis; Running time: 105 mins; Certificate: 12A

From the director who brought you Amelie comes another cute and whimsical, magical realist fable, this time adapted from a children's book by the American novelist Reif Larsen. It's ably fronted by button-nosed tyke Kyle Catlett, who somehow manages not to be completely upstaged by the dreamy effects that take us into his genius mind. It's the unlikeliest 3D movie of the year, but Jean-Pierre Jeunet appears to have a better grasp on the technology than your average action maestro.

Helena Bonham Carter is the closest we get to a grounding influence in this story, playing mother, a kooky entomologist who married a sullen cowboy (Callum Keith Rennie) and is raising Ts and his big sister Gracie (Niamh Wilson) in the gorgeous prairielands of Montana. »

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Win a Blu-ray bundle and signed poster with the release of T.S. Spivet

6 June 2014 3:10 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s beautiful T.S. Spivet is released to UK cinemas on Friday 13th June and to celebrate, we’ve got a very special package to giveaway to one lucky winner. The package includes the Director’s previous films Amelie and Micmacs on Blu-ray, a copy of the novel and a T.S. Spivet film poster signed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet himself!

T.S. Spivet lives on a remote ranch in Montana with his parents, his sister Gracie and his brother Layton. A gifted child with a passion for science, he has invented a perpetual motion machine, for which he has been awarded the prestigious Baird Prize by the Smithsonian Institution in Washington.

He leaves a note for his family and hops a freight train to make his way across the United States and receive his prize.

But no one there suspects that the lucky winner is a ten-year-old child with a very dark secret… »

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Watch: Whimsical New Clip From Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s ‘Young And Prodigious T.S. Spivet’

5 June 2014 6:22 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Avid filmgoers likely have a handle already on what emotions director Jean-Pierre Jeunet stirs up, as over distinctive efforts like “Amelie," “The City of Lost Children," and “Delicatessen” he’s fashioned a completely unique perspective that’s not everyone’s cup of tea. But Jeunet’s latest work, “The Young And Prodigious T.S. Spivet," strays into new territory — being entirely family friendly and in 3D for a start — and close to the film’s German premiere and UK release, we have a new clip to share. Adapted from the novel by Reif Larson, the film also breaks from Jeunet’s wheelhouse by placing the action outside of Europe and places it in rural Montana. The story follows 10-year-old T.S. Spivet (Kyle Catlett), a child prodigy who lives with his scientist mother (Helena Bonham Carter), ranch owner father (Callum Keith Rennie), and two siblings (Niamh Wilson and Jakob Davies). He »

- Charlie Schmidlin

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Chinese Puzzle | Review

4 June 2014 6:15 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Tuft of Fluff: Klapisch Bids Adieu to Globetrotting Crew

Diehard fans of Cedric Klapisch’s L’Auberge espagnole (2002) and its sequel, Russian Dolls (2005) should be happy to see the director round out his Romain Duris headlining films into an actual trilogy with Chinese Puzzle. Though it potentially stands as a piece on its own, audiences may feel a bit lukewarm toward this outing without having experienced the meandering yet considerable baggage the quartet of main characters have carried through two other films. Coasting mostly on the affable charm of its stars and likeable characters, this final chapter manages to walk a fine line between hopeful and melancholy as we at last leave them all behind. However, the most potent aspect of the film is perhaps the nostalgia one might feel as they’re forced to recollect the wonderful, scrappy charm of that first entry from over a decade ago.

Now nearing or entering their 40s, »

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Jeunet's Spivet to open Munich

4 June 2014 5:21 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s The Young and Prodigious Spivet will be the opening film at this year’s Filmfest München (June 27-July 5) after Jeunet previously kicked off the festival in Munich in 2001 with Amelie From Montmartre.

Special highlights at what will be Diana Iljine’s fourth outing as festival director include the first ever complete retrospective dedicated to the veteran Us director Walter Hill, a gala evening in honour of the Oscar-winning producer Arthur Cohn with a screening of The Children Of Huang Shi, and a tribute to the producer-director-cinematographer Willy Bogner.

The Walter Hill retrospective will range from his 1975 debut Hard Times, starring Charles Bronson and James Coburn, through such classics as The Long Riders and The Warriors  and two films made for Us television - the pilot Deadwood and the Western epic Broken Trail - to his 2012 film Bullet To The Head, with Sylvester Stallone and Christian Slater.

World premieres

Munich will also be hosting a number »

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Jeunet’s ‘T.S. Spivet’ to Open Munich Film Festival

3 June 2014 5:09 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s “The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet” will open the Munich Film Festival, which will also fete director Walter Hill and producer Arthur Cohn.

Jeunet’s film, which is based on the young adult novel by Reif Larsen, stars Helena Bonham Carter and Kyle Catlett.

Jeunet is best known for feature debut “Delicatessen” and “Amelie,” which grossed $170 million worldwide. His other pics include “The City of Lost Children,” “Alien: Resurrection” and “A Very Long Engagement.”

The festival is to present the first complete retrospective of Hill’s work worldwide.

“For almost four decades Walter Hill has been one of America’s most innovative directors,” said festival director Diana Iljine. “Time and time again his films seem to achieve the impossible by spanning the gap between entertainment and art. Having Walter Hill here will be one of the highlights of the festival.”

Hill will be at almost all »

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Jean-Pierre Jeunet's 'The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet' to Open Munich Fest

3 June 2014 3:33 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

French director Jean-Pierre Jeunet will open this year's Munich International Film Festival with his latest, The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet. Jeunet last opened the Munich Festival in 2001 with his global hit Amelie. His new film, adapted from the novel of the same name by Reif Larsen, stars Kyle Catlett as the 10-year-old cartographer of the film's title who leaves his eccentric family in Montana to secretly travel by freight train to receive an award at the Smithsonian Institute. Review: The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet: San Sebastian Review The film premiered last year

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Win A Blu-Ray Bundle & Signed Poster With The Release Of T.S. Spivet

2 June 2014 8:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s beautiful T.S. Spivet is released to UK cinemas on Friday 13th June and to celebrate, we’ve got a very special package to giveaway to one lucky winner. The package includes the Director’s previous films Amelie and Micmacs on Blu-ray, a copy of the novel and a T.S. Spivet film poster signed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet himself!

T.S. Spivet lives on a remote ranch in Montana with his parents, his sister Gracie and his brother Layton. A gifted child with a passion for science, he has invented a perpetual motion machine, for which he has been awarded the prestigious Baird Prize by the Smithsonian Institution in Washington.

He leaves a note for his family and hops a freight train to make his way across the United States and receive his prize.

But no one there suspects that the lucky winner is a ten-year-old child with a very dark secret… »

- Dan Bullock

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