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Producer of some of the highest-profile films coming out of Israel – “A Borrowed Identity,” “Big Bad Wolves,” “A Matter of Size” Israel’s United Channels Movies (Ucm) has just completed “Atomic Falafel,” A madcap comedy about a serious issue, a preemptive Israeli attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities, it is directed by Dror Shaul whose semi-autobiographical kibbutz-set debut, “Sweet Mud,” won a 2007 Sundance World Cinema Jury Prize.
Starring Germany’s Alexander Fehling (“Inglourious Basterds”), and a potential late summer/fall fest candidate, “Atomic” is co-produced by New Zealand’s General Film Corporation and Germany’s Arden Film, Getaway Pictures and Jooyaa Film.
Also written by Shaul, “Atomic Falafel” turns on two girls from nuclear towns in Israel and Iran who leak state secrets to thwart an Israeli attack on Iran’s nuclear plant. Doing so, it posits a Middle East where a young, Internet-connected generation, in order to be on the same wavelength, »
- John Hopewell
Christian Friedel's Everyman Elser in 13 MinutesThe Berlinale would not be the Berlinale without its annual Nazifilm in competition, and last year’s WWII melodrama, The Monuments Men, was yet another testimony to the genre’s narrative fatigue: The GIs having had already cinematically liberated the Jews, the Gypsys, the Homosexuals, Europe, the World and even the Germans from themselves, are filmed fighting to save one final victim—European Art (bypassing the slightly uncomfortable and paradoxical snag that what they were laboring to save were the artifacts of same European civilization which birthed the eugenics, nationalism, and fascism that were the pillars of Nazi ideology).This year’s Nazi drama, 13 Minutes, was no less wearied. Based on Johann Georg Elser’s failed assassination attempt of Hitler and the German high command in 1939 at the very same Munich beer hall where Hitler’s putsch had failed 16 years earlier, 13 Minutes mythologizes Elser »
- Yaron Dahan
A new Spectre featurette has just been released from the production of the 24th James Bond adventure. The 2-minute promo features a behind-the-scenes look at the film, which is still shooting under the direction of Sam Mendes.
The Mexico set action sequence will have the country’s Day Of The Dead festival as a back drop, and will feature as the elaborate opening scene of the new movie, which opens in the UK and the Us in early November this year.
Sam Mendes said: “I wanted the audience to be dropped right into the middle of a very, very specific, very heady, rich environment. It’s the Day of the Dead, everywhere you look there’s colour and detail and life. »
- Paul Heath
Following the two-week engagement, the film will open with a theatrical digital release nationwide on January 8, 2016, while continuing to be shown in 70mm. This marks the widest 70mm release that the industry has seen in over twenty years. Back in 2012 TWC also booked Paul Thomas Anderson’s "The Master" in 70 mm houses. Celluloid-lover Tarantino, who runs the New Beverly Cinema, which exclusively shows film prints only, believes that "glorious" 70mm is the best way to experience his Civil War-era western. And a Christmas Day release will be a prime time late-year showcase for the movie in Academy-centric cities like Los Angeles and New York. While late releases don't always have the advantage these days, the Academy loves Tarantino and is one of the last remaining demos to appreciate the art of the western. They will check out the movie: after all, "Inglourious Basterds' and 'Django Unchained' earned 8 and 5 Oscar nominations, »
- Anne Thompson
It’s 13 years since Eli Roth made his debut with the grisly, inventive virus thriller Cabin Fever. And despite only directing four other full features since then — the latest of which, Knock Knock, is about to be released on June 26th — he’s made an indelible mark, a gory, bloody mark, on American horror cinema.
He’s one of that rare breed of directors, like a Scorsese or a Tarantino or a Hitchcock, that you know what they look and sound like. That aren’t just names behind a camera, but faces in other people’s movies, chat show guests, and have celebrity other halves. It doesn’t always mean that they are a great filmmaker, but it usually means that they are far more than just a person with technical skill. »
Marion Cotillard, Brad Pitt unite for untitled war thriller for Robert Zemeckis from writer Steven Knight, who will also write Pitt’s upcoming World War Z sequel. Marion Cotillard, Brad Pitt unite for war thriller
The 39-year-old actress is in talks to join the 51-year-old hunk in the upcoming romantic drama, set during World War II, which will be directed by ‘Forrest Gump‘ and ‘Back to the Future‘ filmmaker Robert Zemeckis.
The as-yet untitled film has been penned by screenwriter Steven Knight – who has previously worked on ‘Dirty Pretty Things‘ and the TV series ‘Peaky Blinders‘ – and will follow the two characters who play assassins, who fall in love while trying to assassinate a German ambassador.
However, the movie is set to feature a major twist, with the Hollywood Reporter stating the couple marry, »
- Paul Heath
Edinburgh International Film Festival unveils juries and guests for 2015 edition.
The 69th Edinburgh International Film Festival (Eiff) (June 17-28) has revealed the juries that will judge its five award categories - The Michael Powell Award for Best British Film; Best Performance in a British Feature; Best International Feature; Best Documentary; and Best Short Film.
Karen Gillan, actressNatascha McElhone, actressKenneth Turan, film criticAmy Berg, directorArchie Panjabi, actressKyle Patrick Alvarez, directorJessica Hynes, actressDenis Lawson, actorJacqueline Lyanga, AFI film festival directorDolly Wells, actress.
Wells stars in Black Mountain Poets, 45 Years and Doll & Em 2, all showing at this year’s festival.
Other awards »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
There are few filmmakers considered as thoroughly cool as Quentin Tarantino, the genius behind blood-stained genre romps Django Unchained and Inglourious Basterds, but it turns out the director took that label very seriously on the set of The Hateful Eight. In order to maintain the realism of the period piece, set during a brutal winter blizzard, Tarantino apparently shot the film on a refrigerated set.
Samuel L. Jackson, who has a key role in the star-studded film, revealed to Collider that working on the film was “taxing in a very interesting way.” He went on to explain:
“Quentin shot on a refrigerated set, and it was 30 degrees every day in there. We were miserable in the environment. You could see our breath, but the stuff that we were doing was amazing. We would finish doing a scene and look at each other and just grin like, ‘this is incredible.’ And »
- Isaac Feldberg
Homeland has singed up some new recruits for its upcoming fifth season. The Showtime series, which begins filming in Berlin tomorrow (as the majority of Season 5 will take place in Germany), has announced the addition of four new series regulars. Joining Homeland Season 5 will be Sebastian Koch (The Lives of Others), Miranda Otto (The Lord of the Rings trilogy), Alexander Fehling (Inglourious Basterds), and Sarah Sokolovic (Cold Comes the Night). Here’s who each of the new actors will be playing in Homeland Season 5: Otto During (Sebastian Koch), a German philanthropist and Carrie’s (Danes) boss. Allison Carr (Miranda Otto), the current Berlin Chief of Station, working directly under Saul Berenson (Patinkin). Laura Sutton (Sarah Sokolovic), an American journalist in Berlin who works for the Düring Foundation. Jonas Happich (Alexander Fehling), legal counsel for the Düring Foundation and Carrie’s boyfriend. It will be interesting to see how each of these… »
- Chris King
Carrie Mathison might be estranged from the CIA and mentor Saul, but at least she's got a new boyfriend!
Season 5 picks up two years after the Carrie's disastrous tenure in Islamabad. Disillusioned, she's quit the CIA and working for a private security firm. The new faces include Otto as Allison Carr, the Berlin station chief; Fehling as Jonas Happich, a lawyer for the Düring Foundation; Sebastian Koch ("The Lives of Others"), a German philanthropist and Carrie's boss; and Sarah Sokolovic ("Cold Comes the Night") as an American journalist who works for the Düring Foundation.
- Kelly Woo
Homeland has perhaps dropped out of the zeitgeist in these parts since its first two seasons had the nation's watercoolers abuzz with talk of Carrie and Brody's exploits. But the spy series has become an doughty old staple on Showtime and the network will be hoping to inject fresh life into its fifth season with a change of locale and some new faces. Among them are Australian actress and Lord Of The Rings alumnus Miranda Otto.According to The Hollywood Reporter, Otto is joining the Berlin-set season as the CIA’s station head in the city. Her character will report in to Mandy Patinkin’s Saul Berenson. Also aboard are German actors Sebastian Koch (playwright Georg Dreyman in The Lives Of Others) and Alexander Fehling (Inglourious Basterds), as well as The Good Wife’s Sarah Sokolovic. Koch plays a Grman philanthropist and Carrie Mathison's (Claire Danes) new boss, while Fehling is her new boyfriend. »
When Homeland returns for Season 5 this fall, Carrie Mathison will have a new man on her arm: Alexander Fehling (Inglourious Basterds) will play Jonas Happich, a lawyer dating the former Islamabad station chief during her self-imposed exile in Berlin.
Related Homeland Season 5 Eyes Time Jump, Location Shift, New Gig for Carrie
In addition to Fehling, Showtime announced three additional series-regular castings Monday: Miranda Otto (The Lord of the Rings films) as Allison Carr, the current Berlin Chief of Station, who’s working directly under Saul; Sebastian Koch (A Good Day to Die Hard) as Otto Düring, a German »
Homeland is bringing along several new faces in its move to Berlin. As filming on the Showtime drama's fifth season gets underway this week, The Hollywood Reporter has learned that four new players will have regular status when the show returns in the fall. Among them is Lord of the Rings actress Miranda Otto. She'll be joined by Sarah Sokolovic (Cold Comes the Night) and German actors Sebastian Koch (The Lives of Others) and Alexander Fehling (Inglourious Basterds). With the bulk of the action in the season shifting to the German capital, the foursome will join returning regulars Claire Danes,
- Michael O'Connell
German film and TV fund Medienboard, which supports production in Berlin and the surrounding region of Brandenburg, is to contribute Euros 1 million ($1.1 million) to the production costs of season five of “Homeland.” The new season starts to shoot in Berlin on Tuesday.
The subsidy comes from Medienboard’s new serial drama funding program, which was launched at the start of the year. The stars of the series, Claire Danes, Rupert Friend and Mandy Patinkin, will be shooting at Berlin’s Studio Babelsberg, and on location in the city and the surrounding region. Further casting will be announced shortly by Showtime, which airs the show in the U.S.
News of the German shoot was first hinted at during PaleyFest in March, as reported by Variety. Showrunner Alex Gansa also let slip that the show will jump ahead two and a half years from where it left off at the close of season four in December, »
- Leo Barraclough
As if The Founder didn’t already sound promising enough the highly anticipated biopic, telling the story of the notorious McDonald’s exec Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton), has just added another very talented actor to its cast. B.J. Novak of NBC’s The Office has now joined the pic, marking the actor/comedian’s reunion with director John Lee Hancock.
The Founder is a dark telling of the rise of the massive McDonald’s food chain. The biopic will detail the true story of how Illinois salesman Ray Kroc met brothers Mac and Dick McDonald (John Carroll Lynch and Nick Offerman) in Southern California, where they were running a small-time burger operation. Kroc eventually took control of the siblings’ company and turned it into a billion-dollar fast food empire.
- William Fanelli
In "Aquarius," David Duchovny plays an La cop in 1967 with old-school hair and old-school values. Asked to find a teenage girl who has vanished into the city's hippie underbelly, he reluctantly teams with a shaggy-haired young cop with crazy new ideas about civil liberties and equality. Very quickly, then, the series sets itself up as an ideological clash between the veteran and the rookie, even as they collaborate to find the girl and potentially put a charge on the charismatic guy named Charles Manson who has her under his sway. The generation gap on the show is pretty stock stuff, unfortunately. Far more interesting, if not creatively successful, is the way that "Aquarius" itself is caught between multiple generations of television at once, attempting to function simultaneously as a broadcast network drama, an edgier cable-style show, and something designed to be binged like it was being released by Netflix or Amazon. »
- Alan Sepinwall
Broad Green Pictures has acquired U.S. rights to Brad Furman’s “The Infiltrator,” which stars Bryan Cranston as an undercover U.S. Customs agent who became a pivotal player for drug lords cleaning their dirty cash. Bgp announced the deal on Thursday after negotiating the terms at Cannes, and said it plans to add the film to its growing 2016 slate. “The Infiltrator,” which Ellen Brown Furman adapted from the autobiography by Robert Mazur, co-stars Diane Kruger (“Inglourious Basterds”), John Leguizamo (“Chef”), Benjamin Bratt (“Traffic”), Yul Vazquez (“Captain Phillips”), and Oscar nominee Amy Ryan (“Gone Baby Gone”). Also Read: Jon Hamm »
- Jeff Sneider
Broad Green Pictures has acquired U.S. rights to Brad Furman's adaption of The Infiltrator, starring Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad,) and Diane Kruger (Inglourious Basterds). Deal is believed to be $4 million with a commitment for a wide theatrical release. Wme Global sold it off a promo at Cannes. In the Ellen Brown Furman-scripted drama, Cranston plays a U.S. Customs official uncovers a money laundering scheme involving Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar. Miriam Segal and… »
This week, Captain America: Civil War set photos revealed Frank Grillo in costume as Captain America villain Crossbones. We last saw Grillo as disgraced Shield agent Brock Rumlow with his broken body loaded into an ambulance during the finale of Winter Soldier. Astute Marvel fans knew that wouldn’t be the last we’d see of Rumlow and Civil War looks to deliver on the promise of introducing one of Cap’s biggest pains into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He’s not alone. Daniel Bruhl (Inglourious Basterds) is confirmed to play Baron Zemo in Civil War, a character known to comic readers as Cap’s number two archenemy right after Red Skull. If Red Skull is off the table after his denouement in The First Avenger, then we are more than fine with Zemo coming...
- John Gholson
At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's streaming on Netflix, we've got you covered.
New on DVD and Blu-ray
A lot of fans have been waiting for this one to come out. Bradley Cooper plays U.S. Navy Seal Chris Kyle in Clint Eastwood's Oscar-nominated war drama, which arrives on DVD and Blu-Ray on May 19. You'll have to wait until June 16 for Netflix or Redbox, but if you pick up the Blu-Ray you get special features like "One Soldier's Story: The Journey of American Sniper" and "The Making of American Sniper."
Looking for something a little more highbrow than a "Hot Tub" sequel? »
- Gina Carbone
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