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Whiplash, Bypass in Camerimage competitions

16 October 2014 5:55 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Debut competition titles at cinematography festival unveiled.

Camerimage, the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography (Nov 15-22), has revealed the line-up of films screening in three of the festival’s competition sections including Cinematographers’ Debut, Directors’ Debut and Student Etudes.

The entries are:

Cinematographers’ Debut Competition

Duane HopkinsBypass;

UK, 2014; Cinematographer: David Procter

Sidney Lexy Plaut’s Dark Samurai;

Denmark, 2014; Cinematographer: Sidney Lexy Plaut

Zeresenay Berhane Mehari’s Difret;

Ethiopia, USA, 2014; Cinematographer: Monika Lenczewska

Krzysztof Skonieczny’s Hardkor Disko;

Poland, 2014; Cinematographer: Kacper Fertacz

Arild Østin Ommundsen’s It’s Only Make Believe;

Norway, 2013; Cinematographer: Arild Østin Ommundsen

Michael Cody and Amiel Courtin-Wilson’s Ruin;

Australia, 2013; Cinematographer: Ari Wegner

Ester Martin Bergsmark’s Something Must Break;

Sweden, 2014; Cinematographers: Lisabi Fridell and Minka Jakerson

David Pablos’ The Life After;

Mexico, 2013; Cinematographer: José De- La-Torre

Saar Klein’s Things People Do;

USA, 2014; Cinematographer: Matthias Koenigswieser

Jonas Alexander Arnby’s When Animals Dream;

Denmark, 2013; Cinematographer: [link=nm »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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The Overnighters Review

14 October 2014 9:16 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Early in 2014, many film columnists penned pieces about how, ten years after the box office behemoth of The Passion of the Christ, Hollywood studios were finally starting to embrace the dollars of Christian audiences through films that openly approached religious themes. Two films with sanctimonious declarative sentences in their titles – God’s Not Dead and Heaven is For Real – led this surge in faith-based titles. However, since those hits, audiences have abandoned films aimed at the devout, resulting in a stream of flops that included one-weekend wonders like Persecuted and The Identical.

The newest film with a religious angle is a documentary, The Overnighters. The title refers to a large group of stragglers from around the United States that found refuge on the floors and in the parking lot of a Lutheran church in the town of Williston, North Dakota. Many came to town with the promise of making a »

- Jordan Adler

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10 Times The Simpsons Really Did It

9 October 2014 5:29 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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When you have been around for over twenty years in the television world, as The Simpsons has, it’s safe to say that you’ve done a lot – so much so that competing shows have a hard time coming up with original ideas that you haven’t already covered.

The Simpsons Did It” has been a nitpick used against similar (and not-so-similar) shows for years, to the point that South Park did an entire episode dedicated to it. Sometimes, it’s a legit criticism, sometimes not. Take, for example, Mel Gibson. The Simpsons had an episode featuring Mad Max himself, “Beyond Blunderdome,” back in 1999. Gibson guest starred, so was clearly in on the jokes in advance.

Just a few years later, in 2002, Family Guy was returning from the dead – or at least cancellation. Their first show back after strong DVD sales saved the franchise? North by North Quahog, which featured, »

- Jay Anderson

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5 Reasons Why Mel Gibson Should Direct Iron Man 4

5 October 2014 11:59 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Anghus Houvouras with five reasons why Mel Gibson should direct Iron Man 4…

Robert Downey Jr. set the internet ablaze with crazy and wild speculation after making a comment about the liklihood of his involvement in Iron Man 4 should certain factors fall into place. When asked about his long time friend Mel Gibson directing the movie, Downey responded with an honest and playful answer:

“Why not? That movie would be bananas.”

You’re god damned right it would. Can you even imagine an Iron Man movie directed by Mel Gibson? It wouldn’t just be bananas. It would be a metric ton of bananas soaked in kerosene and hurled into the stratosphere by a catapult made from the remains of the little people who played the Munchkins in Wizard of Oz, lit into combustion by a flaming arrow fired by the ghost of Andy Kaufman.

To be honest, I would have »

- Anghus Houvouras

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Bart & Fleming: On 70s Films, UA Resurrection, Goat Horns And Glory

28 September 2014 12:13 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Peter Bart and Mike Fleming Jr. worked together for two decades at Daily Variety. In this occasional column, two old friends get together and grind their axes, mostly on the movie business.

Fleming: I found it interesting that audiences turned up their noses at A Walk Among The Tombstones, a thriller that had what should have been all you need for a hit — Liam Neeson on a one-sheet, holding a gun. The filmmaker Scott Frank made a throwback to the ’70s films he grew up loving. The title didn’t help: didn’t it evoke memories of being dragged to the cemetery to pay posthumous respects to Grandpa? In my view, it got maligned unfairly by critic squeamishness over grisly scenes that weren’t there. Kenny Turan called it Eli Roth torture porn, though Roth told me last week the critic told him he’d never actually watched a Roth film. »

- Mike Fleming Jr

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Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow 10 years on: A ground-breaking blockbuster

27 September 2014 2:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

It's 1994, and aspiring filmmaker Kerry Conran sits down with his Macintosh IIci to begin work on a short film that's a throwback to the buccaneering adventure serials of the '30s and '40s. In those post-Jurassic Park days, computer-generated visual effects technology was still in its infancy, but Conran, a former CalArts student, saw the potential to tell a story he'd dreamed about. After four years of painstaking work with blue screen and his already-obsolete Mac, he fashioned a black and white teaser trailer for The World of Tomorrow.

Alongside Conran for the entirety of the journey was his brother Kevin Conran, who served as production and costume designer on both the short and eventual feature film. Speaking to Digital Spy from his home in California, Kevin recalled the lightbulb moment when his brother first pitched him the idea.

"At the time I was working as a freelance »

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50 bizarre examples of movie tie-ins and merchandise

25 September 2014 12:15 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Movie merchandise is big business. But some people will try and slap the name of The Avengers or Batman on anything...

Cool film stuff can be almost as fun as actually going to the movies. Think of a Batman cape, an Arnold Schwarzenegger action figure, or Goldeneye on the N64. Hell, the merchandising can often be more enjoyable than the actual film – remember how much fun the first few months of 1999 were before Star Wars: The Phantom Menace was actually released?

Yet, in the chase to make a quick buck out of devoted fans, some... let's just say less relevant, movie merchandise is churned out and flogged to the public.

Here then are 50 of the strangest (not ranked in order!) – expect action figures of obscure henchmen, 16-carat gold Twilight jewellery and some truly vomit-inducing burgers…

1. Spider-Man 3 / The Dark Knight – Burger King’s Dark Whopper

In Spider-Man 3, Peter »

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Huston to Follow Heston as Ben-Hur Casting Announced

17 September 2014 4:08 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Jack Huston cast in 'Ben-Hur' remake? 'Boardwalk Empire' actor to follow in the footsteps of Ramon Novarro and Charlton Heston Jack Huston, best known for playing World War I veteran-turned-bootlegger-cum-assassin Richard Harrow in the HBO series Boardwalk Empire, may star in the latest Ben-Hur "remake," to be jointly produced by Paramount and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. I have "remake" between quotes because officially this fourth big-screen version of the semi-biblical epic (more on that below) isn't an actual remake of either the multiple Oscar-winning 1959 Ben-Hur or its 1925 predecessor, but a direct adaptation of former Civil War general Lew Wallace's 1880 bestselling novel Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ, which happens to be conveniently in the public domain. Timur Bekmambetov, whose credits include the Angelina Jolie-James McAvoy thriller Wanted and the supernatural cult classic Night Watch, has been attached as director of what is in fact A Tale »

- Andre Soares

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Shia Labeouf, Gary Oldman and Kate Mara Join 'Man Down'

4 September 2014 1:52 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Shia Labeouf (Transformers, upcoming Fury), Emmy nominee Kate Mara (Netflix's House of Cards, upcoming The Fantastic Four) and Oscar nominee Gary Oldman (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, The Dark Knight Rises) are set to star in the psychological thriller, Man Down, it was announced today by producers Dawn Krantz (Doonby), Stephen McEveety (The Passion of the Christ) and Jon Burton (The Lego Movie).

Dito Montiel (A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints, Fighting) will direct from a screenplay by Adam Simon (Synapse).

Currently in pre-production, principal photography is scheduled to start on October 30th in Louisiana.

The Solution Entertainment Group ("The Solution") is handling international rights and will present the project to buyers at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Lisa Wilson and Myles Nestel from The Solution are also executive producing the project alongside Roger Goff. Also slated to executive produce are Russell Geyser and Clay Pecorin. Patrick Hibler will co-produce the feature film. »

- MovieWeb

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Shia Labeouf, Kate Mara, Gary Oldman Set To Star In Psychological Thriller, Man Down

4 September 2014 11:32 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Shia Labeouf (Transformers, upcoming Fury), Emmy nominee Kate Mara (Netflix’s “House of Cards,” upcoming The Fantastic Four) and Oscar nominee Gary Oldman (Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, The Dark Knight Rises) are set to star in the psychological thriller, Man Down, it was announced today by producers Dawn Krantz (Doonby), Stephen McEveety (The Passion Of The Christ) and Jon Burton (The Lego Movie).

Dito Montiel (A Guide To Recognizing Your Saints, Fighting) will direct from a screenplay by Adam Simon (Synapse).

Currently in pre-production, principal photography is scheduled to start on October 30th in Louisiana.

The Solution Entertainment Group (“The Solution”) is handling international rights and will present the project to buyers at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Lisa Wilson and Myles Nestel from The Solution are also executive producing the projectalongside Roger Goff. Also slated to executive produce are Russell Geyser and Clay Pecorin. Patrick Hibler will co-produce the feature film. »

- Michelle McCue

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Shia Labeouf Will Reunite with Dito Montiel in Thriller 'Man Down'

4 September 2014 9:01 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Shia Labeouf (Transformers, upcoming Fury), Emmy® nominee Kate Mara (Netflix’s “House of Cards,” upcoming The Fantastic Four) and Oscar® nominee Gary Oldman (Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, The Dark Knight Rises) are set to star in the psychological thriller, Man Down, it was announced today by producers Dawn Krantz (Doonby), Stephen McEveety (The Passion Of The Christ) and Jon Burton (The Lego Movie).

Dito Montiel (A Guide To Recognizing Your Saints, Fighting) will direct from a screenplay by Adam Simon (Synapse).

Currently in pre-production, principal photography is scheduled to start on October 30th in Louisiana.

The Solution Entertainment Group (“The Solution”) is handling international rights and will present the project to buyers at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Lisa Wilson and Myles Nestel from The Solution are also executive producing the projectalongside Roger Goff.  Also slated to executive produce are Russell Geyser and Clay Pecorin.  Patrick Hibler will co-produce the feature film. »

- Kellvin Chavez

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Shia Labeouf, Kate Mara, Gary Oldman to Star in Thriller ‘Man Down’ (Exclusive)

4 September 2014 8:35 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Shia Labeouf, Kate Mara and Gary Oldman will star in the psychological thriller “Man Down,” with shooting commencing Oct. 30 in New Orleans.

The Solution Entertainment Group is handling international rights and will present the project to buyers at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Producers are Dawn Krantz, Stephen McEveety and Jon Burton. Dito Montiel (“A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints”) will direct from a screenplay by Adam Simon (“Synapse”).

Lisa Wilson and Myles Nestel from The Solution are exec producing alongside Roger Goff, Russell Geyser and Clay Pecorin.

The film follows a haunted Afghanistan war veteran who attempts to come to terms with his past while searching for his family in a post-apocalyptic America.

“When I read the script for the first time I knew it was something very special,” said Krantz, who produced “Doonby.”

McEveety produced “The Passion of the Christ” and Burton exec produced “The Lego Movie.”

Labeouf »

- Dave McNary

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When The Game Stands Tall Review

21 August 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Contrary to what the bright stadium lights and flashes of pigskin would indicate, When the Game Stands Tall is not a movie about football. Yes, the film is centered on a team of gridiron giants, the De La Salle Spartans, and the coach that led them on a remarkable 151 game winning streak. But as protagonist Bob Ladouceur makes clear early and often in the film, When the Game Stands Tall doesn’t care about a scoreboard. “Getting these wins is nothing. Teaching these boys there’s more to life is hard,” he tells a reporter during the prologue, as he marches his team onto the field for win number 151, which crowns their 2003 season with a championship.

But, come on: no sports movie is really just about the sport, right? The game is just a metaphor for overcoming adversity, the triumph of the human spirit, etc., etc. Thing is, When the Game Stands Tall »

- Sam Woolf

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Jim Caviezel & Michael Chiklis Talk When The Game Stands Tall, Their Sports Backgrounds and the Insanity of American Horror Story: Freak Show

18 August 2014 4:48 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Jim Caviezel & Michael Chiklis – an odd couple if ever there was one.  Caviezel has made a name for himself as a somber and understated actor, his work in The Thin Red Line and The Passion of the Christ compelling in that he never forces anything or goes for that “big” moment. Chiklis, a bundle of volatility, never holds anything back, perfectly encapsulated in his performance as Vic Mackey – one of the great antiheroes of the modern television landscape.  In When the Game Stands Tall, both actors are cast true to form: Caviezel as the quiet and introspective Coach Bob Ladouceur, Chiklis as his loudmouth Assistant Coach Terry Eidson. Together they form a compelling yin and yang, bouncing off each other naturally, many of the best moments in the film coming from their natural repartee. In the following interview with both actors, they discuss their sports backgrounds, playing to type as the hothead & the introvert, »

- Tommy Cook

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Mel Gibson: 5 Awesome Performances And 5 That Sucked

15 August 2014 7:13 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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Although some heavily-publicized issues in his personal life have damaged his reputation almost beyond repair, Mel Gibson had long established his Hollywood legacy before his high-profile meltdowns. One of the biggest movie stars in the world throughout the 1980′s and 90′s whose movies have earned over $3.7bn at the box office, Gibson is an Academy Award-winning director that is also responsible for The Passion of the Christ, the highest-grossing independent film ever made.

Regardless of what people think of his personal beliefs and issues, there is no denying that on the top of his game Mel Gibson is one of the most magnetic and charismatic screen presences in the industry, not to mention incredibly versatile. Although best known for his work in big-budget action movies and violent thrillers, Gibson has also done Shakespeare with Hamlet, romantic comedy with What Women Want, science fiction with Signs and of course, voiced stop-motion poultry in Chicken Run. »

- Scott Campbell

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Son of God

13 August 2014 5:33 AM, PDT | Sky Movies | See recent Sky Movies news »

American TV star Diogo Morgado follows in the footsteps of Jim Caviezel (The Passion of the Christ) and Willem Dafoe (The Last Temptation of Christ) to play Jesus in this reverential retelling of the Greatest Story Ever Told. From his humble birth through his teachings, crucifixion and ultimate resurrection we meet the disciples as well as Noah, Samson and Moses. »

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Caleb Deschanel to Receive Camerimage 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award

4 August 2014 11:32 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Cinematographer Caleb Deschanel will be honored at the annual Camerimage International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography in Bydgoszcz, Poland, with the fest’s lifetime achievement award, which recognizes “exceptional filmmakers… who changed the way movies are made with their creativity, visual skills and passion for their craft.”

The event, now in its 22nd year, will be held on November 15 – 22.

Deschanel has been nominated for five Academy Awards over a career during which he helped shape the look of such films as Philip Kaufman’s “The Right Stuff,: Barry Levinson’s “The Natural,” Carroll Ballard’s “Fly Away Home,” Roland Emmerich’s “The Patriot,” Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ” and Timur Bekmambetov’s “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.”

In 2010, he was honored with a lifetime achievement award by the American Society of Cinematographers.

In a statement, Camerimage praised Deschanel for his pioneering work with the Steadicam, »

- Peter Caranicas

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Camerimage to honour Caleb Deschanel

4 August 2014 4:28 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Oscar-nominated cinematographer of The Passion of the Christ and The Right Stuff to accept lifetime achievement award at cinematography festival in Poland.

Caleb Deschanel is to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s Camerimage, the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography (Nov 15-22).

Deschanel will also present screenings of his films at the 22nd edition of the festival followed by Q&A’s with the audience.

His five Oscar nominations in the Best Cinematography category were for The Right Stuff, The Natural, Fly Away Home, The Patriot and The Passion of the Christ.

Other notable credits include Being There, National Treasure, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and Jack Reacher.

Deschanel was also involved in creating one of the essential tools of modern cinematographers, the Steadicam.

He directed his first feature film The Escape Artist in 1982, and later Crusoe in 1989. Deschanel has also directed episodes for TV shows including David Lynch’s Twin Peaks as well »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Films paid for almost entirely by a wealthy(ish) benefactor

31 July 2014 3:33 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Without the help of some brave investors, or the pockets of their makers, the following films would never have existed...

It's now a fairly common mantra that you'd be a fool to put up all of your own personal money into a feature film. By all means invest, but share the risk, or throw a few quid at Kickstarter.

Paying for the bulk of the negative/hard drive yourself, and leaving your own assets exposed? Utter lunacy.

Not that anyone told this lot...

The Passion Of The Christ Paid for by: Mel Gibson

For some time, Mel Gibson had, alongside his acting roles, been heavily invested in his production company, Icon. As such, he had two significant ways to earn money, and he needed both of them when it came to making The Passion Of The Christ.

This is the kind of film that studios run a mile from. All »

- ryanlambie

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Anne Rice's 'Christ the Lord' Gets Easter 2016 Release Date

24 July 2014 1:41 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Anne Rice's Christ the Lord, based on the acclaimed novel Christ the Lord Out of Egypt, has gotten an official release date from Focus Features. The biblical drama will unfold in theaters on March 23, 2016. Just in time for Easter weekend.

Christ the Lord is a fictional account of young Jesus' life, before he discovers his true identity and the mysteries that surround his birth. This anticipated adaptation was green lit in Cannes this past May. Production officially begins September 15.

No cast is in place just yet. Cyrus Nowrasteh will direct from a screenplay he wrote with his wife Betsy Giffen Nowrasteh. The Passion of the Christ's Enzo Sisti will produce.

Christ the Lord will be a wide release, and will arrive in theaters two days before the rebirth of Detroit's own savoir, Axel Foley in Beverly Hills Cop 4 and the Warner Bros. weather thriller Geostorm.

Christ the Lord comes to theaters March 23rd, »

- MovieWeb

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