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It’s a familiar refrain from filmmakers plagued by bad reviews: “I made this movie for audiences, not for critics,” a tired old chestnut often trotted out when both audiences and critics reject a film. The latest director to lean on this excuse is “The Mummy” helmer Alex Kurtzman, who seems to believe that critics and audiences are so very different that one can claim that something was made with just one group in mind.
Unfortunately for Kurtzman, however, it seems that critics and audiences alike aren’t interested in his Dark Universe-launching actioner.
Earlier this month, Kurtzman explained his philosophy towards audiences to Business Insider. When asked about the dismal critical response to the film (currently sitting at 16% on Rotten Tomatoes), the filmmaker said, “Obviously, that’s disappointing to hear…The only gauge that I really use to judge it is having just traveled around the world and »
- Kate Erbland
As the star-studded Cannes 70th anniversary gala dinner wrapped up on May 23, a mariachi band came out to play “Cielito lindo,” “México lindo y querido,” and the Spanish version of “Happy Birthday” turning this year’s Cannes Film Festival into a celebration of #MexiCannes.2017 Cannes.. Photograph by Justin Bishop. Salma Hayek wears Yves Saint Laurent and a Boucheron necklace. Francois-Henri Pinault wears Gucci.Read more in Remezcla here. In a few red-tinted videos, Salma Hayek, Guillermo del Toro, Emmanuel Lubezki, Alfonso Cuarón, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, and BFFs Diego Luna and Gael García Bernal can be seen gathering around Table 46 to sing along with the mariachis. They also attracted other celebrities like Isabelle Huppert and quickly became the center of attention. As they loudly sang, a larger group surrounded them and recorded them on their phones. And with GdT giving the performance of a lifetime, it’s hard to blame onlookers. »
- Sydney Levine
Mexico City Film Commission head to assume post on June 1.
Hugo Villa has been appointed director of the Los Cabos International Film Festival.
Villa is the current general-director of the Mexico City Film Commission and brings more than 30 years of experience in the industry as a producer, cinematographer, production advisor and government officer.
He will commence his new post on June 1 and replaces Alonso Aguilar Castillo, who served as festival director at the last four editions and is pursuing new opportunities.
Villa co-funded Hartos Indios, the Mexican company that produced documentaries, features and shorts and provided production services to Warner Bros, Sony, and Showtime.
Villa also served as director for production at the Mexican Film Institute Imcine.
“We are very pleased and thrilled that Hugo Villa will lead the Festival, as we consider »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Hugo Villa, a well-known and respected producer, line-producer and film commissioner, has been appointed director of Mexico’s Los Cabos Intl. Film Festival, one of Latin America’s youngest and fastest-growing festivals.
Also well known from his eight years he spent at Mexican Film Institute (Imcine) over 2005 to 2013, where he created the Mexican Film Commission, Villa will take up his position on May 15, and attend the Cannes Festival with Alejandra Paulin, who remains Los Cabos general co-ordinator. Maru Garzon also continues as programming director. Villa replaces Alonso Aguilar Castillo, who served as Los Cabos director from its 2013 edition.
“We’re pleased and enthusiastic about Hugo Villa’s taking the reins of the Festival. We regard him as the ideal person, in collaboration with his team which continues at the festival, to favor the continuation of the film event which is now reenforced and has consolidated in the past five years »
- John Hopewell
Miles wants to see proof of the afterlife, but he may have bit off more creepiness than he can chew in the new supernatural thriller We Go On. With the film coming out on Blu-ray and DVD on April 4th from Lightyear Entertainment, we've been provided with two Blu-ray copies of We Go On to give away, and as a special treat for Daily Dead readers, we also have an exclusive clip from the film that you can watch right now.
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- Derek Anderson
A woman who can supposedly see the dead gets legitimately spooked in a new clip from the supernatural film We Go On, coming to Blu-ray and DVD on April 4th from Lightyear Entertainment.
From the Press Release: "After riveting festival audiences around the world, the chilling We Go On, is coming to home video this spring. The critically acclaimed thriller, which Fangoria declared as “legitimately scary and unpredictable” and Ain’t It Cool News called “a spooky tale with a strong emotional core,” debuts on Blu-ray & DVD on April 4, 2017 from Lightyear Entertainment, through Momentum Pictures/Sony Home Entertainment. Special features on both formats include Directors’ Commentary.
- Derek Anderson
Jesse Holland and Andy Mitton’s We Go On prepares to land on Blu-ray and DVD on April 4th. The critical darling follows Miles (Clark Freeman), a man terrified by the prospect of dying, who is determined to find out whether or not any kind of “afterlife” actually exists. We also have the film’s Blu-ray cover artwork to share with our readers.
Press Release: Studio City, CA – (February 6, 2017)– After riveting festival audiences around the world, the chilling We Go On, is coming to home video this spring. The critically acclaimed thriller, which Fangoria declared as “legitimately scary and unpredictable” and Ain’t It Cool News called “a spooky tale with a strong emotional core,” debuts on Blu-ray & DVD on April 4, 2017 from Lightyear Entertainment, through Momentum Pictures/Sony Home Entertainment. Special features on both formats include Directors’ Commentary.
- Tamika Jones
Antonio Banderas is Ok after experiencing a scary incident involving his health.
The 56-year-old actor tweeted a smiling selfie on Monday with girlfriend Nicole Kimpel, and said he was "enjoying nature after a startle." Banderas was hospitalized in the U.K. earlier this month after suffering chest pains while exercising, according to People.
Watch: Melanie Griffith Praises 'Ruggedly Handsome' Ex-Husband Antonio Banderas -- 'I Will Always Love You'
Banderas was rushed to St. Peter's Hospital on Jan. 19, but was thankfully discharged the same day, the magazine reports. Doctors performed a check-up which "confirmed his good health," his rep stated.
The Legend of Zorro actor has been dating Kimpel since 2014. However, Banderas is still close with his ex-wife, Melanie Griffith. In August, Griffith wished Banderas a happy birthday with a sweet throwback pic.
"Happy Birthday to my ruggedly handsome ex-husband @antoniobanderasoficial. I will always love you," Griffith »
8 items from 2017
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