18 items from 2014
The docu-series follows the lives of actor Flex Alexander, his wife, ’90s pop singer Shanice, and their extended family. After facing career stumbles and a financial blow, the couple and their two children moved into a rental home with their extended family to share costs.
The series will be joining Own’s Saturday night lineup this fall.
“Saturday nights on Own have become the place to be for viewers seeking great family entertainment, and we are pleased to share the newest members of our family with our audience,” said Sheri Salata, president of Own. “Flex, Shanice and their big, loud, loving brood are not unlike many families today who have combined resources in order to get through some tough times. Seeing how their love, laughter, and enduring faith in one another makes even the most »
- Shelli Weinstein
Own (Oprah Winfrey Network) ordered eight episodes of reality series “Flex & Shanice.” The weekly show follows husband and wife — actor Flex Alexander (“One on One”) and '90s pop singer Shanice (“I Love Your Smile”) — and their extended family, all who live together under one roof. A sneak preview on May 31 10 p.m. delivered 25 percent growth in the network's key women 25-54 demo in the time period compared to a year ago. See video: La Toya Jackson Talks New Season Surprises on Own Series: ‘I Get Proposed To’ The series joins Own's Saturday night line-up, which includes “Iyanla: Fix My Life, »
- Tony Maglio
Cinematic stoner and actor/comedian Cheech Marin is still quick on his feet. On Thursday's episode of NUVOtv's “Mario Lopez: One on One,” Lopez interviews Marin in a far-ranging interview that covers his upbringing in South Central and Grenada Hills, his relationship with is parents, his Mexican-American roots and activism. Also read: Spike Lee, Usher, Cheech & Chong to Appear at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony In TheWrap's exclusive preview of Marin's interview, the show subjects Marin to a rapid fire Q&A in which he explains why his role models are mostly Black instead of Latino, those rumors of a Cheech and Chong. »
- Jenna DeNight and Destiny Jackson
Hong Kong director Ann Hui’s The Golden Era (Huang jin shi dai) now becomes the second title revealed for the next edition on the Lido. Joining South Korea’s Kim Ki-duk’s One On One (opener for the Venice Days section), Hui’s period drama has been selected as the closing, out of comp film for the 71st Venice Film Festival.
A prominent figure in the Hk New Wave, Hui who was supposed to retire with her last film, is cited as having selected a more experimental template for the biopic — this recounts the life story of radical Chinese writer Xiao Hong (Wei Tang from Lust, Caution fame) and her partner Xiao Jun before the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949. This will be released in China this October. Last time the director was in Venice, her film A Simple Life won a handful of awards including Best Actress prize. »
- Eric Lavallee
Reality Steve has already released his spoilers for the 2014 Bachelorette with Andi Dorfman. But he has been wrong before, check out the results of tonight's show below to see if he's on the money for the male contestants who will be eliminated tonight and shown the door. Andi and the 11 remaining bachelors travel to Marseille, France, tonight on The Bachelorette 2014. One on one dates including romantic sailboat ride and a movie screening at a French cinema. For the group date, the other nine men who didn't get a one on one date study with a professional mime and perform a show for the locals. For the first one on one date tonight, the sexy brunette lawyer Andi makes her way to the hotel to pick up Josh and they are off to see if he is the one Andi will begin to fall in love with on this season of The Bachelorette. »
Hillary Clinton addressed a wide range of topics during her sit-down with Diane Sawyer, from international crises to presidential plans. During the in-depth interview that aired on ABC's primetime special Hillary Clinton: Public and Private – One on One with Diane Sawyer on Monday night, the former secretary of state discussed her timeline for deciding if she will run for president in 2016, the ongoing impact of the crisis in Benghazi, Libya, and Monica Lewinsky being back in the public eye. Clinton admitted that the deaths of Ambassador Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods in Benghazi still
- Debbie Emery
This Monday sees the release of A Fighting Man on DVD. Written and directed by Damian Lee, it stars Dominic Purcell as washed-up boxer Sailor O’Connor, who is given one more chance for redemption as he steps into the ring to fight a hungry young fighter, played by Izaak Smith. It also stars James Caan and Louis Gossett Jr.
A Fighting Man is a boxing drama about a one on one fight that means everything to both combatants. It’s not an original device in Hollywood movies, but some films handle it really well. Here follows six of the best examples.
Neo vs Agent Smith (The Matrix)
The Matrix may be best remembered for gunplay, existentialism and terrible sequels, but the first movie’s finale came down to the one on one battle between Neo and Agent Smith. Neo represented the hopes of all mankind, and whilst Agent Smith represented the oppressive machines, »
- Barry Steele
South Korean auteur Kim Ki-duk's latest film, "One on One," is set to open this year's edition of Venice Days, the Venice Film Festival sidebar modeled on the Cannes Directors' Fortnight. This is his 20th film, a revenge mystery centered on the Shadows Sect, a group of seven assassins out for blood after a female student is kidnapped, raped and murdered. It stars Ma Dong-seok ("The Good, the Bad and the Weird") as well as Kim Yeong-min ("I Saw the Devil"). Venice Days runs August 27-September 6 alongside the Venice Film Festival which, in 2012, awarded Kim Ki-duk its top prize, the Golden Lion, for his violent mother-son drama "Pieta." Between that film and now, "One on One," Kim directed hot festival title "Moebius," another brilliantly disturbing film maudit about icky family relations. Ram Releasing will distribute "Moebius" in 2014. Watch the trailer for "One on One" below. No word yet on a »
- Ryan Lattanzio
Kim Ki-duk’s One on One is to open the Venice Film Festival’s independantly run Venice Days section.
The 11th edition of Venice Days, which runs from Aug 27 to Sept 6, will open with the international premiere of One on One, which was released in South Korea on May 22 under its original title Il-dae-il.
It marks the 20th film of South Korean filmmaker Kim Ki-duk and follows Moebius, which premiered at last year’s Venice Film Festval.
One on One centres on the kidnap, rape and murder of a female student. Seven members of the Shadows Sect stalk the seven people suspected of committing the crime, hunting down the killer.
Starring South Korean star Ma Dong-seok (The Good, the Bad, the Weird) as the leader of the Shadows, as well as Kim Yeong-min, the film will open the independent sidebar on Aug 27.
“We are very honored that Kim Ki-duk and his producers have chosen our showcase,” said »
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Exclusive: Finecut sells romantic drama to Hong Kong distributor.
Seoul-based sales company Finecut has sold nostalgic romantic drama Obsessed to start-up Hong Kong distributor Bravos Pictures.
Bravos has rights for Hong Kong and Macau to the film, directed by Kim Dae-woo (The Servant) and starring Song Seung-heon (A Better Tomorrow). Finecut expects to close several other territories following the film’s market screening in Cannes.
The film opens in Korea today on 500 screens through Next Entertainment World. Song plays an elite officer suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder following the Vietnam War, who falls into an obsessive love affair that forces him to give up everything he had achieved.
Finecut has also picked up Kim Ki-duk’s upcoming drama One On One, which is scheduled for Korean release on May 22. While the Korean release version is more targeted towards local audiences, the film is currently being re-edited into an international version by the auteur himself.
Marking Kim’s 20th »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Liz Shackleton)
Korean sales powerhouse Finecut will handle “Obsessed,” a steamy romance from Kim Dae-woo, writer of “Untold Scandal.”
The pic gets a wide release today in South Korea through hard-charging indie distributor Next Entertainment World.
Recently launched Hong Kong-based sales and distribution company Bravos Pictures became the first overseas company to sign up for the rights. Bravos will handle in Hong Kong and Macau.
Starring Song Seung-heon (“A Better Tomorrow”) as an elite officer returning from the Vietnam War, the story follows his obsessively fatal love affair.
In a separate deal, “Rough Play,” produced by auteur Kim Ki-duk, was sold to Sundream Entertainment for Hong Kong and Macau, as was Kim’s 2013 Venice shocker “Moebius.” Other recent deals on “Rough Play” include sales to Japan (Klockworx) and Malaysia & Brunei (Hwa Yea Multimedia).
Kim’s latest directorial effort “One on One” gets a release in South Korea next week, but Finecut said »
- Patrick Frater
NuvoTV has unveiled a full slate of original programming that includes six music and entertainment series and specials, three unscripted dramas, two comedy series, and live sports specials. Among the new series is two from Jennifer Lopez’s Nuyorican Productions, stemming from her role as the network’s chief creative officer. The production company is behind Los Jets, a verité documentary series featuring a high school soccer team of boys who defy the odds, face adversity, experience defeat and taste victory on and off the field. It premieres July 16 at 10 Pm. It also has the reality competition Sensation (working title), a search for the next “triple-threat” Latino talent that features singing, dancing and acting. In addition, NuvoTV renewed Nuyorican’s A Step Away and The Collective. Related: Fuse Readies For NuvoTV Merger By Shedding Staff Los Jets is the first series in a new branded programming franchise Nu America, which »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
South Korean filmmaker Kim Ki-duk works quickly, and always has a home on the festival circuit. Last year he hit Venice with "Moebius," the year before that he was on the Lido with "Pieta" and in 2011 he was in Cannes with "Arirang." But this year, he's skipping such formalities and dropping a movie straight into theatres at home. And the first trailer is here. Titled "One On One," it seems to find the director in crime/thriller mode, with the film centering on the brutal murder of a schoolgirl, zeroing in on the "7 suspects and 7 shadows that terrorize them. Who are they and which one of them is you?" The trailer itself is a pretty harrowing one, showing the victim getting snatched off the street and bound up with tape, with a series of calm and collected phone calls happening immediately after. Yes, Kim Ki-duk, you got our attention. "One »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Korean auteur Kim Ki-duk's latest blast of outrage - One On One - is rapidly approaching theatrical release in its homeland and what hath the creator of Pieta, 3 Iron, Bad Guy and The Isle wrought? Take a look at the trailer below for a taste.On May 9th, a female high school student was brutally murdered. There are 7 suspects and 7 shadows that terrorize them. Who are they and which one of them is you?Somewhat surprisingly given Kim's history, this one appears to be skipping the festival circuit entirely, so no word yet on when audiences outside of Korea may be able to see it....
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Always the way! No sooner do we cover an intriguing new Korean horror flick on the offing and promise more “soon” they go and release a teaser poster and news still from the movie. Political intrigue, with a touch of torture porn thrown in for good measure, by the look and sound. One on One will be one to watch we reckon! Pics etc at the link One on One stills »
When writing about Korean auteur Kim Ki-duk's upcoming One On One recently HanCinema referred to the picture as a 'trauma film'. And while I can't be certain whether they're quoting the director himself on that front or if they picked up the phrase from somewhere else it certainly seems to be an apt description for a great deal of Kim's work, particularly of a film inspired by such a strong sense of disgust with corruption in his own government that Kim says of his latest work, "If you don't feel murdered, then don't watch the movie."Yes, it's going to be another happy one.One On One is scheduled for a May release in Korea - meaning perhaps a selection in Directors Fortnight in Cannes? - and...
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Latest snippet of Korean horror movie news just in. Arthouse director Kim Ki-duk's (‘Pieta,’ ‘Moebius’) new movie will be hard core horror titled "One on One" and has apparently received an R-rating from the Korea censors, due to its “heavily violent content throughout the whole film.” Kim Ki-duk does torture horror, theres a thing it’s currently due to open in May but there’s no sign of a trailer so let’s have a gander at some posters/artwork to take a look whilst we wait. »
Filming has wrapped on indie drama “The Secret Place,” starring Taylor Spreitler (“Melissa & Joey”), Peter Coyote, Gil Bellows, Mackenzie Phillips, Rex Lee, Elizabeth Pena, Amy Davidson and Amy Price Francis.
Keefe Kaupanger-Swacker and Will Newman produced and Bethany Cerrona co-produced for Jay Silverman Prods. Production on “The Secret Place” took place at locations in and around Los Angeles and Moab, Utah.
“In all honesty, choosing to shoot in Los Angeles helped keep production costs down,” Silverman told Variety. “We capitalized on a great horse ranch location within the zone and didn’t have one bad weather day in January or February. Additionally, most all of the cast lives in L.A. so we avoided traveling them to another state plus all the associated costs.”
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- Dave McNary
18 items from 2014
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