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In just two weeks, Alamo Drafthouses nationwide will host screenings of A24's The Witch. More details on that story after the jump. Also in this round-up: a trailer for Night Terrors, Angelica release details, a new clip from The Final Project, and four images from The Terrible Two.
The Witch: Press Release: "Austin, TX - Feb 3, 2016 - The Alamo Drafthouse is excited to announce A24's chilling new horror film The Witch as the latest Drafthouse Recommends title. The film will open at Alamo Drafthouse locations nationwide with "sneak preview" screenings on the night of Feb. 18th, 2016. In the lead up to that opening date, select Alamo locations will also host free retrospective screenings of witchcraft horror classics to get audiences in the, er, spirit and to set the stage for director Robert Eggers' debut feature and groundbreaking new take on the genre.
And, for a limited time this month, »
- Tamika Jones
News hit today that Spotlight Pictures has acquired worldwide sales for Teeth director Mitchell Lichtenstein’s supernatural gothic drama Angelica. Featuring a cast comprised of Jena Malone (The Hunger Games, Contact), Janet McTeer (Albert Nobbs, Tumbleweeds) and Ed Stoppard (The Pianist), the film also boasts a crew of two-time Academy Award® nominee cinematographer Dick Pope (Mr. Turner and The Illusionist), Academy Award® nominee costume designer Rita Ryack (Casino, Apollo 13) and Academy Award® winning production designer Luciana Arrighi (Howard’S End). Two-time César winner Zbigniew Preisner composed the score.
Regarding the acquisition, Lichtenstein had the follow to say: “I’m psyched to be putting Angelica into the capable hands of the folks at Spotlight Pictures,” said Lichtenstein. “They will be effective, enthusiastic custodians of our beautiful and intensely emotional film, bringing it to a wide and diverse audience.”
Angelica is a gothic tale of a newly married couple living in »
- Jerry Smith
It has been quite some time since we have had the opportunity to talk about Teeth director Mitchell Lichtenstein. Some eight years later and we have news about his latest film, the Gothic horror flick, Angelica. A year after its premiere in Berlin the film is going back to the festival in the European Film Market for sale. ...the film stars Jena Malone (The Hunger Games, Contact), two-time Academy Award nominee Janet McTeer (Albert Nobbs, Tumbleweeds) and Ed Stoppard (The Pianist). Angelica is a gothic tale of a newly married couple living in Victorian London who endures a series of increasingly alarming psychological and supernatural effects following the birth of their child....
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Frank Finlay, the British actor known for his performances on stage and screen, including his Oscar-nominated turn as Iago across from Laurence Olivier in 1965's Othello, passed away from heart failure this Saturday. His son, David, shared the news on Facebook. Finlay was 89.On film, Finlay starred in Richard Lester's adaptations of The Three Musketeers (1973) and Four Musketeers (1974), as well as Richard Eyre’s The Ploughman’s Lunch (1983), and Roman Polanski's The Pianist (2002). Finlay spent much of his career onstage, performing during the early days of the the English Stage Company at the Royal Court and Laurence Olivier's National Theatre Company. On television, he starred in the BBC's six-part series Casanova (1971), as well as several filmed theater productions on the network. Though Finlay received the Cbe (Commander Order of the British Empire) in 1984, he was never knighted. "Perhaps I haven't been high-profile enough," Finlay joked to the »
- Jackson McHenry
Dragon Blade, 2015.
Directed by Daniel Lee.
Set in China during the Han dynasty (206-220 Ad), Dragon Blade follows Huo An (Chan), an official framed and enslaved for a crime he didn’t commit. Soon thereafter, however, he meets a Roman soldier in Cusack’s Lucius and the pair begin to form an unlikely alliance.
Career lulls. It happens to the best of them. Jackie Chan’s career has hit something of an impasse. Gone are the halcyon days of the 80’s and early 90’s where Chan revolutionised Hong Kong action cinema with his patented blend of insane stunts and frantically (yet intricately) choreographed fight scenes. Then his Hollywood career took him on a diversion which was a mixed bag, seeing success with Rush Hour and Shanghai Noon (and their mixed bag of sequels). The others were frankly horrendous as it became »
- Amie Cranswick
Our countdown of the 100 best films of the 21st century continues. This is Part 2 #75 through 51.
Click here for Part 1 (#100-76)!
The first decade and a half of the 21st century has brought a lot of changes to the landscape of film. The advancement and sophistication of computers has made realistic computer generated effects a mainstay in both big-budget and small-budget films. The internet and streaming technologies have given big Hollywood new competition in films produced independently and by non-traditional means. We went from purchasing films on yards of tape to plastic disks, and now we can simply upload them to the cloud. Advertisements for films have reached a higher, more ruthless level where generating hype through trailers and teasers is crucial for a film’s commercial success. Movie attendance has fluctuated along with the economy, but that hasn’t stopped films from breaking box office records, including having films gross »
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6 items from 2016
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