1-20 of 86 items from 2015 « Prev | Next »
Some new titles are slated to hit Netflix next month, but things are a bit thin in the quality department. Highlights include Quentin Tarantino’s WWII saga Inglourious Basterds, Laika’s delightful The Boxtrolls, the emotional 2013 drama Fruitvale Station, and…not much else. On the Netflix Originals front, however, we do have the Jane Fonda/Lily Tomlin comedy Grace & Frankie coming on May 8th. Check out the full list of new movies and TV shows coming to Netflix in May below, via THR. Available May 1 Beyond Clueless (2014) Jimi: All Is by My Side (2013) Legally Blonde (2001) Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde (2003) Longmire: Season 3 No No: A Dockumentary (2014) Shameless: Series 10 The Last Waltz (1978) The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio (2005) Underclassman (2015) Witnesses: Season 1 Available May 2 Lalaloopsy: Festival of Sugary Sweets (2015) LeapFrog Letter Factory Adventures: Amazing Word Explorers (2015) Available May 3 Anita (2013) D.L. Hughley: Clear (2014) Royal Pains: Season 6 Available May 5 A Few Best Men »
- Adam Chitwood
May on Netflix brings more high-profile original series, including "Grace and Frankie," starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin as two women who bond when their husbands -- Sam Waterston and Martin Sheen -- reveal they're gay and leave their wives to be together. It's from Marta Kauffman, the co-creator of "Friends."
Also new, the sci-fi mystery series "Between," in which a disease has wiped out everyone over 21. Unlike other Netflix series, "Between" will air a new episode every week for six weeks, beginning on May 21. Jennette McCurdy from "iCarly" stars.
Here's a full rundown of what's new on Netflix in May 2015, provided by Netflix. As always, all titles and dates are subject to change. We've also go you covered in terms of what's leaving Netflix in May 2015, in case you were wondering. »
- Sharon Knolle
Now the smoke has cleared following international television program market MipTV in Cannes, which wrapped on Thursday, the outline of some of the major trends can be made out.
One trend that has been evident for a while but was more pronounced than ever last week is that the major players are ramping up production of high-end drama.
“The original programming slate at Starz has been ramping up for last two years and is continuing to do,” Gene George, Starz exec VP, worldwide distribution said. “The number of episodes of original programming in Starz has near doubled in two years from 42 in 2013 to a projected 75-80 in 2015.”
It is the same story everywhere you look — BBC Worldwide, All3Media, ITV Global, FremantleMedia, and so on – the big-budget scripted show is king.
For many of these major players, the aim is to produce cinematic-quality dramas. One example was the A+E »
- Leo Barraclough and John Hopewell
While we're all excited about the forthcoming new trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens arriving shortly, let's not forget that there's a new Quentin Tarantino film coming later this year as well. The Hateful Eight is another western from the director of Django Unchained and Pulp Fiction, and now the teaser trailer that was attached to Sin City: A Dame to Kill For last year has officially surfaced online. Again, there's no film footage on display, but just a bunch of stylish title cards running through the title characters in the film. It'll have to do for now as we wait for any kind of first look from Tarantino's anticipated project. Here's the teaser trailer for Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight (via The Film Stage): The Hateful Eight is written and directed by Quentin Tarantino (Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, Jackie Brown, Kill Bill, Inglourious Basterds, »
- Ethan Anderton
In honour of The Times’ film critic Kevin Maher’s list of iconic movie rebels, we take a look at what it truly takes to make a tough guy in cinema.
What constitutes a tough guy, as in ‘man’, on film is usually a traditional interpretation of masculinity. There is always room for the sensitive hero in a sweater and slacks, but for those who watch movies as ingrained wish fulfilment, the sexy and sweaty man’s man needs suitable attire to reflect his personality. But it is not just about the garments themselves. A jacket is a jacket, but a leather jacket is a symbol. A wax jacket on the other hand is enlightened – the reformist hero.
Waxed cotton is fantastic stuff. Essentially it is a treated fabric, albeit one that needs regular re-covering to ensure longevity. The result is a lightweight, versatile material that, although not especially warm, »
- Lord Christopher Laverty
Occasionally, a movie villain will pause for a moment to deliver a brief story or anecdote. And often, these apparently incidental tales tell us a lot about an antagonist's state of mind, experiences or warped worldview.
We've compiled a selection of 20 here. Some of them are blackly funny. Many are disturbing. One or two are even moving. The first one's very strange. All of them bring something unique to each particular film in which they appear, and all of them are laced with a delicious hint of menace.
20. Xander - Enemies Closer (2013)
"When I was a little boy at my grandmama's place, she had a lovely goose. I named her Edith, after the French singer Edith Piaf..."
We begin with a delightfully weird story from Peter Hyams' 2013 thriller, »
Sony Pictures Classics just unveiled the trailer for its "Aloft" drama, starring Jennifer Connelly (A Beautiful Mind), Cillian Murphy (The Dark Knight) and Melanie Laurent (Inglourious Basterds). Check it out below. Plot: A mother who abandons her child for the common good; a son who abandons himself and his own ability to feel in order to bear the weight of tragedy; and a woman who abandons her life to follow her one obsession of curing herself. Three characters . complicated, human, flawed . reveal themselves to us, reflecting on the difficult balance of creating a full life while assuming its fragility and uncertainties. Three characters whose belief will channel the life and light within them; whose faith and pragmatism open themselves to self-realization and understanding. The new movie is written and directed by Claudia Llosa and is set to hit New York and Los Angeles theaters on May 22nd. Trailer: »
The dark drama follows a young dancer with a troubled past, Claire (played by Sarah Hay, “Black Swan”), who joins a prestigious New York ballet company. The series explores NYC through the ballerina’s eyes, as she navigates the dysfunctional yet glamorous world of ballet. Claire’s self-destructive and ambitious nature drive her in unforeseeable ways, especially when she is confronted by the company’s artistic director (played by Ben Daniels, “House of Cards”) and an unwelcome visitor from her past.
Alongside Hay, the cast is made up of 22 ballet dancers, including former American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Irina Dvorovenko, former American Ballet Theatre soloist Sascha Radetsky, Ballet Arizona company dancer Raychel Diane Weiner and Emily Tyra (“Boardwalk Empire”). Other cast members include Josh Helman (“X-Men: Days of Future Past »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Starz is adding to their slate of originals with a limited run series, Flesh and Bone, and it could end up being one of the biggest shows around when it finally hits on November 8th.
It has a lot going for it in terms of getting people interested and talking – Breaking Bad connection, dancer with a troubled past and lots of problems – and with the track record of focusing on quality shows, this one should really be amazing.
Take a look below, and mark your calendars.
Starz today announced that “Flesh and Bone,” the eight-hour limited series created by Emmy® award-winning “Breaking Bad” Writer and Executive Producer Moira Walley-Beckett, will premiere on Sunday November 8, 2015.
Starz also released the key art for the limited series shot by photographer James Minchin.
- Marc Eastman
As I mentioned last time out, this series has officially returned. Yes, once again I’m going to be taking a look back at a recent (or now recent-ish) Oscar lineup and explaining what my vote would have been in each of the big eight categories we all follow so intently each season. I previously mentioned that potentially I could do this once a week with previous Academy Award ceremonies, and while I’m going to be attempting to do just that, time will still tell if it’s something that gets stuck with or not. Again, if nothing else, this continues to give you an interesting look into my cinematic tastes. Over the course of the year you can sort of get a feel for what my current favorites are, but now we can look to the past a bit more. Alright then, here goes nothing folks…behold my »
- Joey Magidson
Woman in Gold follows the true-to-life story of Maria Altmann (Helen Mirren), a Jewish refugee from Nazi Austria, and her attempts to win back the famous Gustav Klimt painting of her aunt, which was stolen from her family by Nazis during World War II. Randol “Randy” Schoenberg (Ryan Reynolds), an American lawyer with Viennese roots, helps Maria navigate the rough waters of legal procedure during the “Republic of Austria v. Altmann” trial that would reunite Maria with her aunt’s likeness.
Yeah, that’s an entire country’s government against one eight-seven-year-old woman. Maria Altmann is now our favourite person.
Woman in Gold, which hits theatres Friday, also stars Katie Holmes, Daniel Brühl (Inglourious Basterds), Tatiana Maslany (“Orphan Black”), Max Irons (The Riot Club), Charles Dance (“Game of Thrones”), Elizabeth McGovern (“Downton Abbey”), and Jonathan Pryce (Brazil).
- Sasha James
Michael Fassbender turns 38 this week, so what better time to revisit some of the good-looking actor's most memorable roles? His breakout part in Inglourious Basterds made him one of the most in-demand actors in Hollywood, but Fassbender has been crush-worthy for quite some time. Take a look back at some of his hottest onscreen pictures, leading all the way up to this year's upcoming western, Slow West. »
London — Director-writer Stephen Poliakoff has started to shoot period drama series “Close to the Enemy,” which has been commissioned by the BBC and will be distributed by All3Media Intl.
The six-part series, which is produced by Little Island Prods. in association with Endor Prods., is mainly set in a bomb-damaged London hotel in the aftermath of World War II.
It follows intelligence officer Captain Callum Ferguson (Sturgess), whose last task for the army is to ensure that a captured German scientist, Dieter (Diehl), starts working for the British air-force on urgently developing the jet engine.
- Leo Barraclough
The series - written and directed by Stephen Poliakoff - will follow an intelligence officer (Sturgess), who must get a captured German scientist to develop a jet engine for the Raf following the end of the Second World War.
Charlotte Riley (Peaky Blinders), Phoebe Fox (The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death), August Diehl (Inglourious Basterds), Robert Glenister (Hustle) and Alfie Allen (Game of Thrones) will star alongside Sturgess and Highmore.
"I want BBC Two to be the place where creatives can come and do their best, »
Rishi Kaneria has put together this excellent 44-second video that simply takes profile shots from Quentin Tarantino's movies, sticks 'em in a circle and sets the beat to the tune of "Snare Liftoff" from Whiplash. Kaneria notes that "certain shots have been scaled, rotated or mirrored from their original format to create the effect seen in this video", but I don't think any of us will have any problem with that. I can't say the video has any measure of educational value as much as it's a fun little watch as it covers much of Tarantino's oeuvre including Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, Kill Bill Volume 1, Kill Bill Volume 2, Death Proof, Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained. Give it a watch below and if you're playing it on your speakers at work, there's a little eff-bomb at the end you may not want coming from your cubicle. via 35mm »
- Brad Brevet
There is no shortage of places on the web where you can get curated lists of the best films in any genre (including here), but few of them can match the encyclopedic cinematic mind of Quentin Tarantino. A walking library of movie trivia, anecdotes, and much more, the filmmaker's video store roots are apparent anytime he shares his passionate wealth of knowledge. So today, dive deep with the director and his love of spaghetti westerns. Open Culture dug up the list Tarantino provided Swdb circa the filming of "Inglourious Basterds" of this 20 favorite spaghetti westerns. Perhaps he already had "Django Unchained" on the brain. Certainly, many of the film's we surmised as likely influences are found here, including "Navajo Joe," "The Great Silence," and "Tepepa." And it's not a shock that Tarantino is a big fan of Sergio Leone and Sergio Corbucci. Check out the full list below and let »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Harvey Weinstein, being honored by the Simon Wiesenthal Center and the Museum of Tolerance, says that in the face of threats from Isis and other terror groups, it was time for Jewish people to “get as organized as the Mafia” to fight back against anti-Semitism.
“There is a quote from Kurt Vonnegut’s book ‘The Sirens of Titan,’ and it always was the motto of Miramax and now The Weinstein Co., and it says, ‘Good can triumph over evil if the angels are as organized as the Mafia,” Weinstein said to a crowd at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Tuesday. “…Unfortunately, we have to get as organized as the mafia. We can’t just take it anymore. We just can’t take these things. There’s got to be a way to fight back.”
He said that Israel showed that “when you fight back you survive and you prosper. And »
- Ted Johnson
Premiere Props announced they will be auctioning off over 700 movie props and entertainment memorabilia at their Hollywood Extravaganza Auction on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at their headquarters in El Segundo, CA. There will be a preview from 9-11am Pt with the live auction beginning at 11am Pt. Items include: · 2001: A Space Odyssey – Rare screen used Aries 1-b Lunar Spaceship model · The Beatles – All four Beatles signatures from 1963 in a young fan’s autograph book · Stargate – Kurt Russell’s screen worn costume · Inglourious Basterds - Brad Pitt’s stunt bowie knife · August, Osage County - Meryl Streep’s screen worn costume · Silver Linings Playbook - Jennifer Lawrence’s screen worn costume · St. Vincent – Melissa McCarthy, Bill »
- Pietro Filipponi
With director Brad Furman (The Lincoln Lawyer) at the helm, the cast includes Emmy, Golden Globe and Tony-Award-winning actor Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad, Argo, Drive), Diane Kruger (Inglourious Basterds, The Bridge) John Leguizamo (Chef, Kick-ass 2, John Wick), Benjamin Bratt (Love In The Time Of Cholera, Traffic), Elena Anaya (The Skin I Live In), Olympia Dukakis (Moonstruck, Steel Magnolias) , Juliet Aubrey (The Constant Gardener, The White Queen) and Academy Award and Tony Award nominated Amy Ryan (Birdman, Gone Baby Gone).
- Michelle McCue
Production on true story thriller The Infiltrator kicked off in London this week, and to celebrate the beginning of lensing, Good Films has dropped the first still from the movie. This first image showcases its two leads: Breaking Bad‘s Bryan Cranston, who stars as an undercover agent, and Inglourious Basterds star Diane Kruger. A straightforward snap from the set, it reveals little about the movie, aside from the pair’s boisterous fashion choices.
Based in part on the true story of fearless federal agent Robert Mazur (Cranston), The Infiltrator follows his experiences during the 1980s. In the daytime, Mazur kept up his Customs and Excise job, before switching to his duty as an undercover DEA agent at night. He became a key player in several international drug cartels as his cover remained securely in place for many years, enabling him to bring down infamous kingpin Pablo Escobar.
Bringing gravitas »
- Gem Seddon
1-20 of 86 items from 2015 « Prev | Next »
IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.See our NewsDesk partners