20 items from 2017
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- Catherine Valdez
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment have released information regarding their planned home release for Westworld. The ground-breaking series will arrive on Blu-ray™, DVD and 4K Ultra HD on November 6, 2017.
Without rules or limitations, who will you become when exploring your wildest fantasies? From series creators Jonathan Nolan (Interstellar, The Dark Knight), Lisa Joy (Burn Notice, Pushing Daisies), and produced by J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions and Kilter Films, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment brings HBO’s most-watched new series Westworld: Season One to Blu-ray™, DVD and groundbreaking 4K Ultra HD on November 6, 2017. Don’t miss your chance to own the first ever scripted TV series to be released on 4K Ultra HD as the box set contains all 10 episodes plus immersive never-before-seen special features, including three all new featurettes and a gag reel.
- Paul Heath
See Also: Order via Amazon Us or Amazon UK
Inside Look with Jonah Nolan and Lisa Joy – Season One (New Featurette) Imagining the Main Title (New Featurette) The Key to The Chords (New Featurette) 2017 Comic Con Panel (New) Gag reel (New) “The Big Moment” Featurettes Welcome to Westworld Crafting the Narrative An Invitation to The Set Welcome to Westworld: About the Series Reality of A.I.: Westworld
Based on the film written by best-selling author Michael Crichton (ER, Jurassic Park), Westworld: Season One is a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and evolution of sin. Set at the intersection of the near future and a reimagined past, »
- Gary Collinson
Catherine Hardwicke is a successful film director and screenwriter, best known for “Twilight” and “Thirteen,” but she still believes that women aren’t afford enough opportunities in “every single business” across the board — a problem that’s become a hot topic in Hollywood. “The time is now to really try to change the gender balance and the equations out there,” Hardwicke said in a video to launch a new blog for We Do It Together, a nonprofit that is dedicated to financing and producing female-driven films, TV and other forms of media. “Everybody is excited about embracing the future, making movies look more. »
- We Do It Together
A woman searches for answers after her son’s death in a newly released trailer for Katherine Dieckmann’s “Strange Weather.” Darcy’s (Holly Hunter) son killed himself seven years ago, but she can’t move on — especially because she suspects her late son’s friend, Mark, stole his business plan. She embarks on a road trip through the deep South to confront Mark, who now runs a lucrative chain of restaurants.
“I’m here for moral support,” says Darcy’s best friend Byrd (Carrie Coon, “The Leftovers”). She adds, “I am not accompanying you on some mission of violence.” Byrd’s fears aren’t unfounded — Darcy has brought along a gun.
Darcy is convinced that Mark is a villain and her son is a victim, but Byrd seems to think she’s oversimplifying the situation and jumping to conclusions. “It’s like the way you see the world is the only way to see it. That’s just the story you’ve been telling yourself — that doesn’t mean it’s how it actually was,” Byrd says.
“I wanted to explore the complicated path of an unconventional female protagonist in a way that felt real to me in terms of the women I actually know in my life — women I rarely if ever get to see represented on the big screen,” Dieckmann told us. “They have reached a certain age but remain unresolved, alive, contradictory, compelling, and not prone to stereotyping.”
She continued, “‘Strange Weather’ deals with female friendship, learning to see outside the sphere of your own personal pain, and finding ways to overcome that pain in the process. These are all ideas that I was interested in exploring in a feature, and this story allowed me the context to dive into all of them.”
Hunter won an Oscar in 1994 for “The Piano.” She also earned nods for “Thirteen,” “The Firm,” and “Broadcast News.” You can catch her next in Sundance hit “The Big Sick,” co-written by Emily V. Gordon. The critically acclaimed romantic comedy hits theaters June 23.
“Strange Weather” hits theaters and VOD July 28.
Trailer Watch: Holly Hunter Deals with Trauma and Betrayal in “Strange Weather” was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »
- Laura Berger
Hudgens will make her debut on the June 12 season premiere, which will showcase the Los Angeles auditions for the long-running dance competition series.
“I am so excited for Vanessa to join Mary and me on the judging panel for the 14th season of ‘So You Think You Can Dance.’ There was instant chemistry in the audition rounds, and I know the ‘Sytycd’ fans will love her as much as we do. Vanessa is an accomplished artist and brings her own brand of enthusiasm and energy »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Catherine Hardwicke: Tiff/YouTube
Fantasy fans, rejoice. Maggie Stiefvater’s best-selling four-book series “The Raven Cycle” is being adapted for TV, and Catherine Hardwicke has signed on to helm the pilot and serve as an executive producer, Birth.Movies.Death. reports.
According to Publishers Marketplace, the story follows “four private school boys and a psychic’s daughter who quest for a sleeping king of Welsh legend in the mountains of Virginia, uncovering ancient magic, powerful dreams, and the devils in themselves.” The first installment of “The Raven Cycle” was published in 2012, and the final book hit shelves in 2016.
Another upcoming adaptation of a woman-penned fantasy novel we’re keeping an eye on is “Maresi.” The award-winning Ya title was written by Finnish author Maria Turtschaninoff, and the film rights to the book have been optioned by Film4, the London-based company behind Andrea Arnold’s “American Honey.”
“Miss You Already,” “Twilight,” and “Thirteen” are among Hardwicke’s credits. She helmed the music video for “Til It Happens to You,” the Oscar-nominated Lady Gaga and Diane Warren song featured in 2015 documentary “The Hunting Ground.” The film investigates the ubiquity of sexual assault on U.S. campuses and the rape culture within those institutions that denies survivors justice.
“The Raven Cycle” Gets Pilot Order, Catherine Hardwicke to Direct was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »
- Laura Berger
Catherine Hardwicke: Tiff/YouTube
The original film sees protagonist Laura (Stephanie Sigman) enter the Miss Baja beauty pageant. “During rehearsals, she witnesses a gang killing DEA agents and nightclub-goers and is then kidnapped by the gang and forced to work for them in the deadly drug war,” THR summarizes. “Miss Bala” premiered at Cannes in the Un Certain Regard competition and was Mexico’s submission for Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars.
The remake will center on Gloria Meyer, “who finds herself a pawn, after her friend Suzu goes missing in Tijuana, in a dangerous game being played by the CIA, the DEA and a charismatic young crime boss,” the source details. Deadline reports that “Jane the Virgin” star Gina Rodriguez is one of the actresses being pursued to play Gloria.
“The truth is, most of those female stories that are contending for Oscars are directed by men. Let’s be honest,” Hardwicke has said about the films that generate awards buzz. “All the ones that were getting an Oscar pitch with the money and everything behind them were by men.”
Hardwicke’s “Twilight” earned $383 million worldwide on a budget of $37 million. It still holds the record of the highest opening weekend for a female director. “Miss You Already,” “Red Riding Hood,” and “Thirteen” are among her other films. Hardwicke is attached to direct the big screen adaptation of Ya novel “Stargirl” toplined by Joey King (“Fargo”).
Catherine Hardwicke Set to Direct “Miss Bala” Remake for Sony was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »
- Rachel Montpelier
The director behind Thirteen, Lords of Dogtown, and Twilight, Catherine Hardwicke, is currently circling two projects. One of the projects being a remake of Miss Bala, the acclaimed 2011 Mexican film that was nominated for Best Foreign Picture. The current frontrunner to play the lead is Jane the Virgin star, Gina Rodriguez. Below, learn more about the Miss Bala remake. According to Deadline, Hardwicke is […]
- Jack Giroux
The film is an adaptation of the Mexican entry for best foreign-language film at the 84th Academy Awards in 2011. It centers on a woman named Laura Guerrero who, along with her friend, enters a Miss Baja beauty pageant. She witnesses during rehearsals a gang killing Drug Enforcement Administration agents and nightclub-goers, which turns her life upside down. She’s then kidnapped by the men and forced to work for them in the deadly drug war.
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- Justin Kroll
Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, recognized as one of the premier film schools in the United States, will focus on Hollywood directors with the theme ‘In the Director’s Chair’ at the 18th Annual Women in Focus Conference.
The Women in Focus Conference will feature Academy Award®-nominated director Niki Caro (“The Zookeeper’s Wife”, “Whale Rider”, “North Country”); acclaimed director Sydney Freeland (“Deidra & Laney Rob a Train”, “Drunktown’s Finest”, “Her Story”); award-winning screenwriter and film director, Kelly Fremon Craig (“The Edge of Seventeen”, “Post Grad”, “Streak”); critically-acclaimed director, Catherine Hardwicke (“Twilight”, “The Twilight Saga”, “Thirteen”); and the first female Saudi Arabian filmmaker, Haifaa Al-Mansour (“Mary Shelley”, “Wadjda”).
- Sydney Levine
“Westworld’s” Evan Rachel Wood is stepping behind the camera. After more than 20 years of acting in the business, Wood will make her directorial debut. In an interview with Vulture, Jenny Slate (“Obvious Child”) revealed that she’s been cast in the film, which co-stars Wood, Alison Pill (“The Newsroom”), and Cynthia Erivo (Broadway’s “The Color Purple”).
Little is known about the project besides the fact that it’s a road trip movie and it’s filming in Vancouver. No word on its title, who penned the script, who is producing, nor any other plot details.
Wood currently stars in HBO’s big budget science fiction Western “Westworld,” which concluded its first season in December 2016. She plays Dolores, the oldest android host working in the park. The show, created by Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan, is a ratings hit. A second season is confirmed, but no word on a premiere date.
It was a woman who directed Wood in her breakout big screen role, 2003’s “Thirteen.” The Catherine Hardwicke film centers on the dysfunctional relationship between two troubled teen girls (Wood and “Twilight’s” Nikki Reed). Wood’s other credits include “Doll & Em,” “The Ides of March,” “True Blood,” “Mildred Pierce,” “Across the Universe,” and “The Wrestler.” Wood’s most recent film credit is Patricia Rozema’s “Into the Forest,” a tale of two sisters (Wood and Ellen Page) struggling to survive the elements, intruders, and each other in the wake of a mass power outage set in the not-so-distant future.
While the specifics are admittedly scarce, it seems like Wood’s directing project will be women-centric based on the casting news. “I don’t think people have a problem [with female-led stories.] I think it’s assumed because it’s a male-driven world and lot of entertainment decisions are made mainly by men,” Wood has said in the past. “We’re getting better about it but the misconception that if it’s female-driven, you’re gonna alienate people — that does men a disservice because you’re not letting them into that world and to really see women as people,” she observed. “We just have to give people a chance and give these films a chance and let the audience decide. Stop assuming that men are things incapable of empathy. It’s almost insulting to men!”
Evan Rachel Wood to Make Directorial Debut was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »
- Laura Berger
Robin Bell Apr 18, 2017
This article contains spoilers for Vanilla Sky.
Memorable moments - it seemed to be what Cameron Crowe had a knack for creating. Lloyd Dobler stood with a ghetto blaster held aloft in Say Anything, the 'Show me the money' or 'You had me at hello' scenes from Jerry Maguire, the singalong of Tiny Dancer or the imminent plane crash in Almost Famous. It also seemed Cameron Crowe could do no wrong on the wave of the success of those films, but then there came a film which, instead of creating memorable moments, everybody seemed to want to forget all about.
It seemed to really rub people up the wrong way upon release. Was this because it wasn't what they »
Kirsten Howard Jul 12, 2017
Westworld season 2 update
Westworld season 2 may not be arriving until next year, but work is getting underway on it very soon indeed.
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EW reports that "season 2 will start filming this month." And when it does, there will be a new face among the cast.
Katja Herbers - seen in The The Leftovers, The Americans, and Manhattan - has signed up to play Grace, "a seasoned guest in Westworld whose latest visit comes at the park’s darkest hour." She's probably not a host, then.
Here's a pic of Herbers...
“It’s an ambitious season, »
Funko has continued its stream of New York Toy Fair announcements by revealing that it will be heading to Westworld for a series of Pop! TV vinyl figures featuring characters from HBO’s acclaimed sci-fi drama, including Dr. Robert Ford, Dolores, The Man in Black, Bernard, Maeve, Young Ford, and Teddy; check them out here…
Westworld is a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin, exploring a world in which every human appetite, no matter how noble or depraved, can be indulged.
Westworld stars Anthony Hopkins (Academy Award® winner for “The Silence of the Lambs”; Academy Award® nominee for “Remains of the Day,” “Nixon,” “Amistad”), Ed Harris (Golden Globe winner and Emmy® nominee for HBO’s “Game Change”; Academy Award® nominee for “Pollock,” “Apollo 13”), Evan Rachel Wood (Golden Globe nominee for “Thirteen”; Emmy® and Golden Globe nominee for HBO’s “Mildred Pierce”), James Marsden »
- Amie Cranswick
The Sundance Film Festival has an impressive track record of launching major careers — from Jennifer Lawrence (“Winter’s Bone”) to Michael B. Jordan (“Fruitvale Station”) to Ryan Gosling (“The Believer”). As this year’s Park City premieres come to an end, Variety’s critics and reporters offer their favorite breakout performances.
The stand-up comedian and “Silicon Valley” actor proves he’s got the heart of a leading man in “The Big Sick.” Nanjiani partnered with his wife to write the heavily autobiographical story of a Pakistani-comic forced to shake off his arrested development when his girlfriend suffers a life-threatening illness. The film had the audience at its Sundance premiere howling, and went on to top that triumphant debut by landing the biggest deal of the festival, a $12.5 million pact from Amazon, after an all-night bidding war. –Brent Lang
Kumail Nanjiani on Creating Sundance’s »
- Variety Staff
Stardom hit Mischa Barton hard and fast. Born in England but raised in New York, she started acting in theater when she was still in single digits, then scored a role—in a TV movie called New York Crossing—when she was barely 10. Within a couple years she had been on the big screen in Notting Hill and The Sixth Sense, and then she played the high school love interest of a pre-Thirteen Evan Rachel Wood in the ABC drama Once and Again. So Barton was technically a show business veteran by the time she joined the cast of The O.C. at 17. But as we all know now, the Fox drama would prove to be, if not quite as enduring as that other cult-classic, prime-time teen »
(Photo by: Dan Campbell / Horizon Award)The Horizon Award heads back to Sundance Film Festival for its third year and cofounders Cassien Elwes, Lynette Howell Taylor and Christine Vachon bring new and returning sponsors.
The Wme Lounge in Park City, Utah during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival hosted the crowded celebratory event where everyone freely mixed and met each other.
Six directors judged the final 53 films to select the two winners. Catherine Hardwicke (“Thirteen”, “Twilight”), Kimberly Peirce (“Boys Don’t Cry”, “Carrie”), Jamie Babbit (“But I’m a Cheerleader”, “Addicted to Fresno”), Karyn Kusama (“Jennifer’s Body”, “Æon Flux”), Tina Mabry (“Mississippi Damned”, “Queen Sugar”), and Vicky Jenson (“Shrek”, “Shark Tale”) chose. Brittany “B Monét” Fennell and Andy Villanueva whose self-directed short films of two minutes or less were submitted through the website (www. »
- Sydney Levine
Claire Foy won the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Drama. The win is her first and the first of the night for “The Crown.” Shortly after, “The Crown” won Best TV Drama, making it a two-time winner on the night.
Foy earned rave reviews for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II in Netflix’s ambitious (and expensive) period drama. Many predicted it would be a strong awards contender for both Foy and the series as a whole. Watch her speech below:
Round of applause for Claire Foy, #GoldenGlobes winner for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama! pic.twitter.com/cle39dIncU
— Golden Globe Awards (@goldenglobes) January 9, 2017
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- Ben Travers
When it comes to predicting the Golden Globes, the only sure thing is to expect the unexpected. Hollywood Foreign Press voters are known for making bold choices (“Mozart in the Jungle,” “The Affair,” “Girls,” and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” have all won top series prizes in recent years), and shining the spotlight on newcomers (“Transparent,” “Mr. Robot,” and “Homeland” all triumphed at the Globes first before going on to Emmy glory). With that in mind we’ve parsed the tea leaves on this year’s impressive line-up of TV nominees to gauge who’s out front heading into Sunday.
Television Series – Drama
For the second year in a row, HBO’s epic “Game of Thrones” is the only returning nominee in this category. But the ratings powerhouse and Emmy champ has never won. Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. voters have an affinity for flashy new entries, and this year they’ve got an embarrassment of riches to choose from. Netflix »
- Geoff Berkshire
20 items from 2017
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