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Uma, 44, took her 16-year-old daughter Maya to the New York City premiere of The Theory of Everything on Monday, where the two turned heads thanks to their strikingly similar looks.
Sporting the same blonde hair and impressive height, Maya also obviously shares a close relationship with her mother, as the two weren't afraid to get affectionate on the red carpet.
Uma and Ethan have two kids together, Maya and son Levon, 12. They separated in 2003 after five years of marriage, and officially divorced in 2005.
Unfortunately, Uma is currently going through some custody drama with her most recent ex, Arpad Busson, who's reportedly suing her for custody of their 2-year-old daughter, Rosalind.
Keanu Reeves has been many things over the years The One, Ted, sad. But this week he assumes a new role as John Wick in the movie of the same name, a high octane thriller directed by a pair of former stuntmen (David Leitch and Chad Stahelski) and so relentlessly entertaining that it will make you forget about whatever the hell "47 Ronin" was.
In "John Wick," Reeves essays the role of a former hitman who has given up that life for the love of his wife, Helen (Bridget Moynahan). After Helen succumbs to a longtime illness, Wick is left alone and grieving, comforted only by the affection of the small puppy Helen left behind. When some Russian thugs (led by Alfie Allen) break into his home, it sets Wick on a long, bloody path of revenge. And it's really, really cool.
We sat down with Reeves last week and talked about all things "John Wick, »
- Drew Taylor
The Stockholm International Film Festival has unveiled the programme for its 25th edition, with more than 200 films from 60+ countries screening from Nov 5-16.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s Birdman will be the centerpiece film of the festival and Jean-Marc Vallee’s Wild will close.
“We are extra proud to present a record breaking program when celebrating our 25th anniversary,” said festival director Git Scheynius.
- email@example.com (Wendy Mitchell)
The Stockholm International Film Festival (Nov 5-16) is to present its Achievement Award to Us actress Uma Thurman.
The Kill Bill star will will visit Stockholm to receive the prestigious Bronze Horse and meet the audience during an exclusive “Face2Face”.
Thurman will also take part in the inauguration ceremony, which will include the unveiling of an ice sculpture by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei.
Weiwei was a Stockholm jury member last year but since he wasn’t allowed to leave China, he sent an empty chair named ”The Chair for Non-attendance” as symbol of his absence.
The festival will focus this year on Brazil »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
Uma Thurman's ex-fiance Arpad Busson is suing the Kill Bill actress for custody of their 2-year-old daughter Rosalind, Us Weekly can confirm. A spokesperson for Ms. Thurman tells Us, "It is unfortunate that this very private discussion regarding Mr. Busson's visitation rights and his participation in decision making has been made public. However, we are optimistic that a fair agreement for both sides will be reached out of court." Thurman, 44, called off her engagement to the London-based multimillionaire investor, 51, back in April. The pair halted plans [...] »
From long credits to bullet time, here are a few techniques and film conventions we don't see in the movies these days...
Over more than a century, cinema has built up its own storytelling vocabulary. Thanks to generations of intelligent and groundbreaking filmmakers, movies contain a rich and complex set of editing, filming and framing techniques, most of them so firmly embedded in our subconscious that we don't even think about them while we're sitting in our local multiplex.
Inevitably, there are some aspects of filmmaking that have changed considerably over time. New ideas and conventions continuously float in, while old ones become over-used and phase out as a result. It's the latter we're focusing on here: the filmmaking conventions and techniques that are either becoming rare, or have vanished altogether. Bear in mind that some of the things below may suddenly come back into vogue very soon, while the »
We can all breathe a sigh of relief that Tarantino has chosen terrific character actress Jennifer Jason Leigh for the female lead in "Hateful Eight." Her classy low-key acting style in mostly present-set films doesn't exactly scream "Tarantino." But there's a reason for that: he's casting against type. It will be great fun to see Leigh take a bite out of the role of a wanted murderess in wintry Civil War-era Wyoming with a $10,000 hit on her head. Daisy takes a lot of abuse in this claustrophobic Western homage while trapped in a blizzard with a surly lot of stagecoach travelers, bounty hunters and a Confederate soldier. From too-cool Mia Wallace in "Pulp Fiction" to the female revenge-seekers in "Kill Bill" and "Inglorious Basterds," Tarantino writes juicy women's roles, and his actresses make meals out of them. At Tarantino's historic Los Angeles live read of the "Hateful" script, Amber Tamblyn read for Daisy, »
- Ryan Lattanzio
Go Fly One: Ziman’s Anime Adaptation a Denuded, Unnecessary Endeavor
Those familiar with Yasuomi Umetsu’s 1998 fifty minute anime of the same name will be sorely disappointed in Ralph Ziman’s modernized update of the controversial Kite. But a faithful, live action rendition would have crossed the boundaries and limits of what defines exploitation cinema since we’re talking about an orphaned school girl sex slave assassin. A more fitting nod came from Quentin Tarantino, who culled the origin tangent of O-Ren Ishii in Kill Bill from Umetsu, in an anime sequence deemed too violent for live action. While a faithful adaptation would have seemed gratuitous, this end product is unable to elicit any kind of response at all, feeling utterly uninspired in look, tone, or content.
In a ravaged world facing the after effects of a global financial collapse, a young girl in Johannesburg named Sawa (India »
- Nicholas Bell
Why is Tarantino always singled-out by the general media for his liberal use of violence in film? It’s a question that the media seemingly don’t bother to ask themselves, because there are far more grisly films out there that show far more graphic violence than Tarantino films. Horror film directors don’t get nearly as much flak for showing gore, mutilation and violence – so why does Tarantino? The answer is probably as simple as this: Tarantino is a world-famous, mainstream director that makes films that purportedly ‘glorify’ violence.
Yes, they may glorify violence, but not in the negative way that the press always seem quick to latch on to. Whether it’s the shoot-out that that the titular Django gets caught up in at the end of Unchained, the scene in Pulp Fiction where Vince Vega unintentionally blows poor Marvin’s head off or the iconic fight »
- Joe Pring
In retrospect, it wasn't all that shocking that it took less than a season for "The Originals" to usurp "The Vampire Diaries." "The Originals" wasn't just a spinoff that took one character away from "The Vampire Diaries." For the better part of two season, Joseph Morgan was a menacing force on "Tvd," while Daniel Gillies and Claire Holt supplied both charm and threat. [I'm not going to try pretending that Phoebe Tonkin's Hayley was any particular key cog in the "Vampire Diaries" machine, but y'all know I like Phoebe Tonkin.] Stripped of Morgan, Gillies, Holt and Tonkin, "Vampire Diaries" was left with a fundamental adversarial weakness in its fifth season and the show compensated by doubling and tripling down on doppelgängers and by trying to make viewers care about Travelers, who were scary enough to make you clutch your passport if they sat next to you on a Eurail journey, but nothing more. In only a season, "Vampire Diaries" went from a show that constantly made fans say "Whoa" to a show that mostly left me saying, »
- Daniel Fienberg
Exclusive: Rapper and filmmaker RZA (The Man With The Iron Fists, Gang Related) has joined the cast of Mr. Right, the action-comedy-romance that Neon Flesh‘s Paco Cabezas is directing from a script by Chronicle scribe Max Landis. Sam Rockwell and Anna Kendrick lead the story of a woman whose unlucky streak in love seemingly ends when she meets the perfect guy – who turns out to be a hitman. Well, nobody’s perfect. RZA will play Shotgun Steve, an expert marksman who works for a rival gangster. The Grammy-winning Wu-Tang Clan Mc and producer, who was nominated for a BAFTA for his Kill Bill score, is coming off Paramount’s G.I. Joe 2 on the big screen and Fox’s recently cancelled Gang Related on the small screen. He also starred opposite the late Paul Walker in this year’s Brick Mansions and is plotting a sequel to his 2012 directorial debut, »
- Jen Yamato
A lot of people see cinema as a way to capture reality. Quite frankly, I do not see it that way. It is an artificial medium, and everyone watching knows it. The capturing reality mindset is needed for some pictures, but it is not a hard and fast rule. I think filmmakers embracing film's artificiality can make for very interesting products. One of my favorite ways to highlight that is by directly breaking the fourth wall, a storytelling technique that addresses the audience in very a direct way. It can make them complicit in a nefarious plot. It can accuse them. It can bring them in on a joke. It is a very fun device to use, and, for the most part, it works when it's used. Below is a pretty fun supercut of breaking the fourth wall in movies. Here, though, breaking the fourth wall is translated as looking directly at the lens. »
- Mike Shutt
In SyFy’s Sharknado 2: The Second One, another shark-infested hurricane slams the mainland, this time engulfing the East Coast, and Ian Ziering is at the ready with a massive chainsaw to take on the airborne, sharp-toothed predators. With their home media release of Sharknado 2: The Second One flying onto shelves next week, Cinedigm has provided us with a prize pack for one lucky Daily Dead reader.
“When a Category 7 hurricane pummels New York, the surging floodwaters bring thousands of sharks. To make matters worse, tornadoes soon dot the horizon. As Sharknadoes tear through the city, no vehicle, building, or national monument is safe.”
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- Derek Anderson
New York City and its colorful celebrities become a buffet for scores of category 7 hurricane-flung sharks in Syfy's schlocky social media darling sequel, Sharknado 2: The Second One. Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, and enough celebrity cameos to appease the hungriest of sharks are headed to Blu-ray and DVD on October 7, and we're thinking some of you might want to check it out.
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With great performances, strong writing, and a distinctive visual style, Peaky Blinders makes a welcome return...
This review contains spoilers.
A year has passed since Tommy Shelby and the Peaky Blinders were last on our screens, and it has been a long wait for the return of Steven Knight’s superlative drama. We join the gang two years after the events of the first series finale with an explosive opening - literally. The Shelbys find themselves with more cash and power than ever before, with their business thriving and the family making money hand over fist. More influence and money inevitably means more enemies.
Even in the opening moments, it is clear that the stakes are being raised for the second series. Tommy’s ambition, a character-defining trait in the first series, is driving the Peaky Blinders down to London in a move that can only be branded as an aggressive expansion. »
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend
The film, a joint venture with The Weinstein Company, is set to debut on Netflix streaming Aug. 28, 2015, but, fans who demand to see the martial arts sequences on a big screen will be able to see the sequel in select IMAX theaters.
“Fans will have unprecedented choice in how they enjoy an amazing and memorable film that combines intense action and incredible beauty. We are honored to be working with Harvey Weinstein and a world-class team of creators to bring this epic story to people all over the world and to partner with IMAX, a brand that represents the highest quality of immersive entertainment, in the distribution of this film,” said Ted Sarandos, the chief content officer at Netflix. »
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend, the stunning next chapter in the saga started by the critically and popularly acclaimed Ang Lee martial arts epic, will premiere exclusively on Netflix and in selected global IMAX theaters on August 28, 2015.
Produced by The Weinstein Company, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend echoes the themes of the original movie, but tells its own story — one of lost love, young love, a legendary sword and one last opportunity at redemption, set against breathtaking action in an epic martial arts battle between good and evil that will decide the fate of the Martial World.
Directed by the renowned martial arts choreographer (The Matrix Trilogy and Kill Bill 1&2) and director (Tai Chi Master) Yuen Wo-Ping, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend stars Michelle Yeoh (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, The Lady) reprising her role as Yu Shu-Lien and Donnie Yen (Ip »
- Michelle McCue
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend, the stunning next chapter in the saga started by the critically and popularly acclaimed Ang Lee martial arts epic, will premiere exclusively on Netflix and in selected global IMAX® theaters on August 28, 2015.
Cinemark and Regal Cinemas will not participate in the IMAX release.
Produced by The Weinstein Company, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend echoes the themes of the original movie, but tells its own story -- one of lost love, young love, a legendary sword and one last opportunity at redemption, set against breathtaking action in an epic martial arts battle between good and evil that will decide the fate of the Martial World.
Directed by the renowned martial arts choreographer (The Matrix Trilogy and Kill Bill 1&2) and director (Tai Chi Master) Yuen Wo-Ping, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend stars Michelle Yeoh (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, »
- Kellvin Chavez
Quentin Tarantino loves telling stories out of sequence. From his very first film, the director has written and edited his films with some pieces out of order, creating dramatic irony, shock value, heightened drama and more. He also makes the audience engage more with the film as we piece together the hows and whys of […]
The post Infographic: Chronological ‘Kill Bill’ Timeline appeared first on /Film. »
- Germain Lussier
Netflix is getting into the movie-making business.
Netflix is getting into the movie-making business, and taking a tip from Hollywood, they're starting this venture with a sequel.
The Internet TV network is teaming up with The Weinstein Company to premiere exclusively Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend, the next chapter to the 2000 film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Netflix assures fans of the first movie that the sequel "echoes the themes of the original movie, but tells its own story."
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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2 is the tale of "one of lost love, young love, a legendary sword and one last opportunity at redemption, set against breathtaking action in an epic martial arts battle between good and evil that will decide the fate of the Martial World."
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