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Terry Gilliam has agreed to act as a creative advisor on a new film by British digital animation specialist, Tim Ollive. 1884 will be set in the titular year, but with Europe at war, the sky filled with steam-powered flying cars and man having landed on the moon.
Director Ollive collaborated with Gilliam on the SFX for everything from Life of Brian, through Brazil and Twelve Monkeys up to the more recent The Brothers Grimm. The screenplay is by Ollive and Dennis de Groot, who also has a long history with Gilliam, having worked on Life of Brian and Time Bandits. Gilliam and the other producers showed a four-minute teaser to an FX forum in Paris last week and apparently a number of the former members of Monty Python will be on board the film as part of the voice cast. Gilliam has said of what he has seen so far:- »
- Dave Roper
by Vadim Rizov
Terry Gilliam crossed into his septuagenarian years yesterday against the backdrop of the usual questioning whether or not his filmmaking career is eternally doomed. Gilliam has maintained a three-features-a-decade pace since the '80s: not because of Malickian working habits or lack of ambition (he has more failed projects than most) but a combination of financing trouble and/or acts of God. Even a generous philanthropist (or investor looking for tax loopholes) would have trouble ponying up for his projects, which defy conventional synopsis without being cheap, even before inviting disaster.
Though his reputation as a prolific waster of money is overblown—both The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus (listen to our podcast with Gilliam) and The Brothers Grimm more than recouped their budgets worldwide despite their disastrous reputations—he's far from a sure thing. Terrible, oft-inexplicable things happen to his productions on a regular basis: aside the »
Terry Gilliam's "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote" continues to have issues. According to the director, financing fell apart over a month ago. "I shouldn't be here. The plan was to be shooting 'Quixote' right now," said Gilliam. Still, Gilliam wants to carry on with the project. "Robert Duval is Quixote, Ewan McGregor is also there, and we are looking for new financing right now," he added. Filmmaker has been trying to make this project for decades, his last film was "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus" in January this year. That film starred Heath Ledger, Johny Depp, Jude Law, Colin Farrell, Christopher Plummer and Andrew Garfield. Gilliam's other projects include "The Brothers Grimm," "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas," "The Fisher King" and "Time Bandits." »
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It’s been decided that everyone who is hip, cool and out of sight should love “Mad Men.” The new season started and some of you haven’t seen every episode from the beginning (like me). Here’s your chance to catch up and become on of the cool kids in school. You’re welcome. Follow this link for a 4:40 recap on the first three seasons. What podcasts do I listen to besides Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider? Well, I’m glad you asked. I like Kevin Pollak’s Chat Show. »
- Jeff Bayer
Ehren Kruger ("The Ring," "The Brothers Grimm") penned the script back in 2006, a gothic tale about two estranged cousins who reunite after twenty years to renovate a dilapidated old castle in Germany. Their efforts unleash creepy and dangerous consequences for all.
- Garth Franklin
After the international success of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, its director Niels Arden Oplev is suddenly a hot property. The project he's chosen as his follow-up sees him heading for Hollywood to direct The Keep: Ehren Kruger's adaptation of Jennifer Egan's slim novel.Not to be confused with the F Paul Wilson novel that became an extraordinary Michael Mann film in 1983, this Keep is about two estranged cousins, who reunite to renovate a dilapidated Eastern European castle, with creepy consequences. The book combines gothic tropes with modern twists, leading one reviewer to call it a mash-up of Kafka, Calvino and Poe.Another cracking literary source for Oplev then. Kruger (apt name for a horror writer) penned the Ring remakes, The Skeleton Key and Terry Gilliam's The Brothers Grimm, so, while the results of those projects have been hit and miss, he knows his way around a dark fantasy. »
Chicago – Oscar-nominated for Best Art Direction and Best Costume Design, Terry Gilliam’s “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus” is a great fit for Blu-ray as the luster of 1080p enhances the best thing about the movie. Highly touted as “Heath Ledger’s final film,” history is likely to remember the film as more of a return to form for the director of classics like “Brazil” and “The Fisher King”.
Blu-Ray Rating: 4.0/5.0
“Doctor Parnassus” is nowhere near as accomplished as the work from Gilliam’s peak, but it is much closer to the apex than the very disappointing “The Brothers Grimm” or the simply unbearable “Tideland”. It is truly sad to wave a mournful goodbye to one of the best actors of his generation with this sorrowful elegy but it is inspiring to think that he passed along a bit of creative spark to Gilliam.
Ledger died with “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
In celebration of the April 27th DVD release of “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus”, Sony Pictures and Shockya.com are giving away a copy of the film to a lucky Shockya.com reader. All you have to do is click the ‘Retweet’ button and tweet this post and your automatically entered. Only U.S. visitors can enter. “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus” by director Terry Gilliam (The Brothers Grimm , Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas ) stars Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell, Jude Law and the late Heath Ledger from “The Dark Knight”. Synopsis: Blessed with the extraordinary gift of guiding the imaginations of others, Doctor Parnassus (Christopher Plummer) is cursed [...] »
- Brian Corder
Heath Ledger's final film is archetypal Terry Gilliam fare: stuffed with ideas and imaginative visuals, but with only a hazy idea of plot, which puts a few twists on the Faust legend. Ledger's death resulted in three actors, Johnny Depp, Jude Law and Colin Farrell, playing parts of his character. In this context, it works well enough that it might have been planned. Overall, with Tom Waits's enjoyably devious take on the Devil, it works better than Gilliam's previous Ledger collaboration, The Brothers Grimm. The Imaginarium, a sort of travelling entertainment show is what Gilliam's been giving us for all these years. It's both fun and exhausting.
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- Rob Mackie
Matt Damon is one of today's greatest actors, and he's terrific in all kinds of movies, whether they be comedies, dramas or action thrillers like The Bourne Identity. But I think it's time for him to do something really out there, possibly written by Charlie Kaufman. He had a cameo in the Kaufman-scripted Confessions of a Dangerous Mind and he's done bizarrely silly stuff like Stuck on You, The Brothers Grimm and the occasional Jimmy Kimmel Live! sketch. He'll also soon appear in a strange sci-fi film from Philip K. Dick called The Adjustment Bureau, which could well prepare him for his own metaphysical Kaufman film that combines Being John Malkovich, The Talented Mr. Ripley, The King of Comedy, The Hoax, The Prince and the Pauper and maybe even Multiplicity or The Parent Trap.
The inspiration for such a collaboration comes from a little non-news story about how Damon apparently »
- Christopher Campbell
Who didn't love Good Will Hunting? The story of a guy who was good at math and history and liked asking people if they certain types of fruit was a big breakout hit for newcomers Ben Affleck and Matt Damon.But after that movie, the two never followed things up with another big pairing, unless you count Dogma. It looks as if that's going to change as the two stars are negotiating a deal over at Warner Brothers:More from THR:Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are stirring up some good will over at Warner Bros. The actors, longtime friends who won the original screenplay Oscar for "Good Will Hunting" in 1997, are negotiating to close a first-look producing deal at WB. Details are yet unknown on the new company's name or the length of the agreement, but the pact is likely to close within days. Damon has worked with Warner Bros. »
The actors, longtime friends who won the original screenplay Oscar for "Good Will Hunting" in 1997, are negotiating to close a first-look producing deal at WB. Details are yet unknown on the new company's name or the length of the agreement, but the pact is likely to close within days.
Damon has worked with Warner Bros. often in recent years, starring in "Invictus," "The Informant!," "The Departed," "Syriana" and the "Ocean's" trilogy for the studio over the last decade. Affleck co-wrote, directed and stars in his latest film, "The Town," for WB, which is releasing the crime thriller in September.
The two actors created and ran LivePlanet, which had a deal at Disney until 2007, a decade ago with Chris Moore and Sean Bailey, Disney's new production chief. But it's unclear whether Affleck and Damon will try »
- By Jay A. Fernandez and Borys Kit
"10 Things I Hate About You: 10th Anniversary Edition" is currently available on DVD and Blu-ray Hi-Def.
The movie that launched the late heartthrob Heath Ledger into international stardom came out on January 5 on a special edition from Touchstone Pictures Home Entertainment. The 1999 teen romantic comedy comes with all-new special features for a retrospective on the movie's success.
With a story loosely based on William Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew," the movie revolves around two sisters who couldn't be more different. The older of the two, Kat (Julia Stiles) is fiercely independent and renowned for her tough outer shell, while the younger, Bianca (Larisa Oleynik), is sweet, vapid and extremely popular. But she can't date until Kat does, and Kat has no interest in dating. This leads two of Bianca's admirers (Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Andrew Keegan) to team up and find someone who's willing to woo Kat. Enter bad boy »
Early in December, word buzzed around that "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus" director Terry Gilliam was eying Robert Duvall to star in his next effort, the long, long-awaited "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote." Johnny Depp was set to star in Gilliam's first ill-fated attempt at telling the tale, and he's been an on-again, off-again contender to join the cast of the filmmaker's latest attempt for some time.
Now the director is saying that Depp is definitely out, Duvall is definitely in and another, as-yet-unnamed actor is also in talks to join the cast -- no one "A-prime," as Gilliam says (via The Playlist).
It's a pretty tiny status update when you get right down to it. "That’s what I’m hoping is next," Gilliam said of "Quixote." "I’ve got Robert Duvall, I’ve got another good actor involved, and it’s the old money game that I’m running now. »
- Adam Rosenberg
Jan 08, 2010
Terry Gilliam's controversial The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus has grabbed headlines as "Heath Ledger's final film," but it's actually just as notable as something close to a return to form for the great director of such classics as Brazil and The Fisher King. Now, it's certainly nowhere near as accomplished a film as those from Gilliam's peak, but it is much further up the mountain than the very disappointing The Brothers Grimm or the abysmal Tideland. It is certainly disheartening to have to wave goodbye to one ...Read more at MovieRetriever.com »
If the film’s half as good as the posters, we might have a winner! Here’s a really cool new movie poster for the upcoming film ” The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus ” by director Terry Gilliam (The Brothers Grimm , Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas ) and starring Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell, Jude Law and the late Heath Ledger from “The Dark Knight”. Click Here for more photos, news and videos from The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus. Synopsis: The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus is a fantastical morality tale, set in the present day. It tells the story of Dr Parnassus and his extraordinary ‘Imaginarium’, a traveling show where members of [...] »
- Brian Corder
16 items from 2010
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