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Giliam's "Don Quixote" Delayed Again

Terry Giliam's dream project "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote" can't catch a break. Fifteen years ago Gilliam had begun to film the project before it fell apart due to a variety of reasons which were chronicled in the documentary "Lost In La Mancha".

In subsequent years came reports of attempts to remount it which never seemed to really go anywhere. This past Summer things seemed to pick up steam with word that Amazon Studios had come onboard the film and that both Jack O'Connell and John Hurt were set to star.

Now The Times reports that the project has been dealt another blow due and production has reportedly been delayed for a terrible reason - 75 year-old Hurt was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer over the summer.

While the prognosis for Hurt is said to be good, the film's insurers reportedly want to wait to see how things go before signing off on 'Quixote'.
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9 Jolly Nursery Rhymes With Deeply Disturbing Meanings

The sweet melodic tones of the charming nursery rhymes you sung during your childhood as you skipped round the playground are probably still on the tip of your tongue. As you joyously laughed and played with your friends, chanting ‘ring around the rosy’ or ‘lady bird lady bird’, nothing could ruin that beautiful image of your blissful youth. Nothing.

Nothing… until you actually look into what these cute tales of insects and flowers actually mean; they say ignorance is bliss, and it truly is when it comes to the meaning behind the nursery rhyme. While some help children learn the art of counting, rhythm, or are just total nonsense (hickory dickory what?), we have managed to compile a list of nursery rhymes that are troubling from the first lyric, and will make you see lady birds and church bells in an entirely different light.

Still reeling from finding out Santa
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Refn, Coppola on Cannes jury

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Refn, Coppola on Cannes jury
Willem Dafoe and Gael Garcia Bernal also among those called up for jury service at the 67th Cannes Film Festival.

The Cannes Film Festival has named the jury for its 67th edition, comprising eight world cinema names from China, Korea, Denmark, Iran, the Us, France and Mexico.

Jane Campion, the New Zealand filmmaker who won the Palme d’or for The Piano, was previously announced as the president of the jury, which will include five women and four men.

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Those selected include Nicolas Winding Refn, the Danish director, screenwriter and producer who won Best Direction at Cannes in 2011 with Drive. His most recent film, Only God Forgives, played in Competition at Cannes last year.

Also chosen is Sofia Coppola, the Us director and screenwriter whose debut The Virgin Suicides was selected for the Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes in 1999. Coppola, who won a screenwriting Oscar for Lost in Translation, made it into
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Bunk Beds And Bug Spray: The 10 Best Summer Camp Flicks Ever!

With most of America’s kids shuttled off to sleepaway camp right now (and thank heavens), is it not a perfect time to celebrate our favorite camp flicks? So pull up your favorite sleeping bag, slap on some calamine lotion…and let’s reminisce on movies where the nice guy actually scores the girl, the outcasts always win, and even a dork can get some ass.

Related: 10 Hot Celeb Summer Things

[Photos: Paramount Pictures, 20th Century Fox, IFC Films, Walt Disney Pictures]
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The Notable Films of 2011: Part One

Back for its third year (see the 2010 edition) and bigger than ever, today kicks off the first in a fifteen-part look at the various cinematic releases hitting the U.S. in 2011. Each 'part' contains brief descriptions and editorial opinion/analysis of varying length covering twenty films. Expect the remaining ones to go up between now and the first major releases in mid-January.

Like all cinematic lists set within a timeframe, there's some overlap. Some films here have already opened worldwide but have yet to hit the U.S., some upcoming films you'd expect to be here aren't because they're either still in development or have already announced 2012 release dates, some were on last year's list but got delayed so have been included again (but with all new analysis).

I confined my list to films that have either set 2011 release dates or had begun/completed production, and only films that have
See full article at Dark Horizons »

The Notable Films of 2011: Part One

Back for its third year (see the 2010 edition) and bigger than ever, today kicks off the first in a fifteen-part look at the various cinematic releases hitting the U.S. in 2011. Each 'part' contains brief descriptions and editorial opinion/analysis of varying length covering twenty films. Expect the remaining ones to go up between now and the first major releases in mid-January.

Like all cinematic lists set within a timeframe, there's some overlap. Some films here have already opened worldwide but have yet to hit the U.S., some upcoming films you'd expect to be here aren't because they're either still in development or have already announced 2012 release dates, some were on last year's list but got delayed so have been included again (but with all new analysis).

I confined my list to films that have either set 2011 release dates or had begun/completed production, and only films that have
See full article at Dark Horizons »

Summer Training Listings

CALIFORNIALa Jolla PlayhouseP.O. Box 12039La Jolla, CA 92039(858) 550-1070, fax (858) 550-1075information@ljp.orgwww.lajollaplayhouse.orgChristopher Ashley, artistic directorEquity Lort B contractNon-EquityCasting: Casts productions in-house and through independent casting directors by invitation only. Send pix and resumes to above address, attn: Casting. See website for more information. Internships availableSeason: June - September. Shows: "Surf Report" (June); "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder" (September); "Ruined" (November); "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (July); "Notes From the Underground" (September)Marin Shakespeare CompanyP.O. Box 4053San Rafael, CA 94913(415) 499-4485, fax (415) 499-1492management@marinshakespeare.orgwww.marinshakespeare.orgRobert S. Currier, artistic director; Lesley Currier, managing directorEquity Loa referenced to Lort contractNon-EquityCasting: Casts productions in-house. Send pix and resumes to Robert Currier. Please see website for specific audition dates and information.Internships and/or apprenticeships available.Season: July - September. Shows: "Travesties" (July 2-Aug. 15); "The Taming of the Shrew" (July 16-Sep. 26); "Antony and Cleopatra" (Aug. 20-Sep. 25)Pcpa Theaterfest800 S.
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'See How They Run' opens 10/15 at Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre

See How They Run is described as a "hilarious 1940s slapstick farce that takes place in a quaint English vicarage." The vicar's wife is a former actress--vicar plus stage diva can only equal hijinks and mayhem, of course--and she's joined by four men dressed like priests (two of whom are imposters). The vicar's wife is pretending to be married to one who not her real husband, there's a bishop clad in pajamas, a nosy neighbor hiding in the coat closet and a silent maid, all of whom are being interrogated by a British army sergeant who's looking for an escaped Pow.
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Hodder talks His Name Was Jason, Hatchet 2, new Friday flick

He may no longer be the face behind Jason Voorhees’ iconic hockey mask, but Kane Hodder remains one of the best-known names in the horror genre, thanks to his turns in the Friday The 13th/Jason flicks and more recent fright epics such as Hatchet. Come February, the man who essayed Camp Crystal Lake’s number-one destroyer of teenagers on four separate occasions will look back on those days in the eagerly anticipated documentary His Name Was Jason: 30 Years Of Friday The 13th (see previous item here).

According to the actor/stuntman, fans can expect an in-depth exposé that leaves no gravestone unturned. “I have not seen a rough cut yet,” he admits when Fango catches up with him. “But, knowing the enthusiasm of the guys making this, I can tell you it will be really well-done and extremely comprehensive. His Name Was Jason actually reminds me of the Crystal Lake Memories book,
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Hodder Comments on New Friday the 13th

Former Jason Voorhees Kane Hodder (who has worn the mask four times) is speaking out about Platinum Dunes' Friday the 13th , opening in theaters on February 13th. "I am definitely going to see it," he tells Fangoria. "I'm a fan of the series and of horror in general. But, yeah, of course I was disappointed about not being asked to do the character again. I kept that guy alive for a lot of years, and really loved playing him." Turning to the future, Hodder says he's gearing up to star in See How They Run where he plays "a redneck who lives in the woods in his trailer." Sadly, he can't talk much more about that project. For the full interview click here .
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See How They Run

See How They Run
This French sex comedy from actor-turned-director Michel Blanc (Grosse Fatigue) had audiences in francophone Montreal chuckling from start to finish.

Jettisoning plot in favor of exploring a network of differing relationships, Blanc uses crisp dialogue to pilot a lighthearted trawl through the infidelities of the French middle class. As dramatic as it humorous, this film certainly should hit with sophisticated audiences who've been around long enough to laugh at life's myriad imperfections, inconsistencies and contradictions. See How They Run (Embrassez qui vous voudrez) received its world premiere out of competition here in Montreal.

The slimline story revolves around a group of competitive pals taking a well-needed summer vacation. The slightly snobby Elisabeth (Charlotte Rampling) takes off for the beach, leaving her caring but philandering husband Bertrand (Jacques Dutronc) behind. At the hotel with man-hungry friend Julie, Elisabeth runs into her downwardly mobile neighbors Vero and Jerome, who are so broke they're holidaying in a trailer park. The women are soon joined by the glamorous Lulu (Carole Bouquet), who's having trouble with her violently possessive lover, played by Blanc. The resulting entanglements gradually intermingle to illustrate the proverbial tangled web of life.

This film's verbal humor is a cracking barrage of parry and thrust. The girl talk is especially feisty, with Lulu and Elisabeth wondering what it's like to "come all over the place and orgasm like a man" and Vero adding that she'd settle for knowing what it's like to orgasm as a woman. But there's far more going on here than just comedy. The jokes are Blanc's way of bringing out the drama.

See How They Run is a compassionate film that likes its characters in spite of their many peccadilloes. It's not easy to be happy, asserts director Blanc, and there's nothing wrong with telling a big white lie if it helps everyone get through the day. Husband Bertrand is a master of all this domestic duplicity, having an affair with both his wife's friend Julie and his shy transsexual housekeeper. Bertrand's advice that life is hard and you just have to "ziz-zag your way through it" is at the core of the film.

Rampling's performance is multidimensional -- at once haughty and vulnerable. As Elisabeth, she conceals her anguish at Bertrand's detached attitude toward their marriage and decides that it isn't necessarily a rejection of her. Dutronc plays it with mild amusement -- a man so comfortable with his secretive way of life that he feels no guilt about it. Blanc the actor adds some physical humor, continually searching for wife Lulu's suspected lover and always punishing the wrong man.

Blanc finds the hidden undercurrents in these relationships and pushes them up to the surface. It's testament to his skill as a comic and dramatist that he can use humor to bring to light such deep and human duplicities without ever appearing crude or crass.

SEE HOW THEY RUN

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Credits:

Director-writer: Michel Blanc

Based on the novel "Summer Things" by: Joseph Connolly

Producer: Yves Marmion

Co-producers: Julie Baines, Franco Vincenzo Porcelli

Director of photography: Sean Bobbit

Production designer: Benoit Barouh

Costume designer: Oliver Beriot

Editor: Marilyn Monthieux

Music: Mark Russell

Cast:

Elisabeth: Charlotte Rampling

Bertrand: Jacques Dutronc

Lulu: Carole Bouquet

Jean-Pierre: Michel Blanc

Running time -- 103 minutes

No MPAA rating

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