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Andrew Karpen has been promoted to co-ceo of Focus Features, the indie studio said Wednesday. Karpen has been president of the company behind "Brokeback Mountain" and "The Place Beyond the Pines" since 2006. He will oversee the company in conjunction with James Schamus. Both men signed new contracts to remain at Focus. Despite the dual CEO titles, Karpen will continue to report to Schamus who co-founded Focus in 2002. Together they will oversee the company's acquisitions, production, marketing, and distribution. Though a fixture of the indie scene, Focus is owned by a major »
- Brent Lang
Director Rob Marshall has just cast two princes for his Disney musical Into The Woods. Star Trek‘s Chris Pine and Brokeback Mountain‘s Jake Gyllenhaal are in talks to join an increasingly star-studded cast set for the fairy-tale blending musical. Meryl Streep and Johnny Depp are already attached as the film’s main witch and a sultry wolf, while Pine and Gyllenhall would be Cinderella and [...] »
- Germain Lussier
Into the Woods movie: Chris Pine and Jake Gyllenhaal singing? (photo: Chris Pine Star Trek Into Darkness) Chris Pine (Star Trek Into Darkness) and Jake Gyllenhaal (Brokeback Mountain) — maybe, possibly, who knows — to be featured in a musical directed by Rob Marshall. Sounds weird? Well, why? If Russell Crowe can be cast as a mumbling — ahem, singing — Javert in Tom Hooper’s Les Misérables, why can’t Captain Kirk and the Prince of Persia demonstrate their singing talents (or lack thereof) in Marshall’s movie adaptation of the 1987 Broadway hit Into the Woods? Johnny Depp and Meryl Streep have already been cast in Into the Woods, to be released by the Walt Disney Studios sometime this decade. And only yesterday it was announced that Tony winner James Corden (Two Guvnors) would join the Into the Woods ensemble as well. According to The Hollywood Reporter, no contract negotiations have taken place as yet, »
- Zac Gille
Certainly the first box-office surprise hits of the year cam with the release of director Sam Raimi’s 3D fantasy adventure Oz The Great And Powerful. Adapted from the famed novel series by L Frank Baum, the Walt Disney-produced prequel to The Wizard Of Oz, will soon make its way onto the home entertainment DVD, Blu-ray and download formats to capture the magic once again and we have all the release details in the following press release.
Debuts On Disney Blu-ray™, Digital Download,
3D Blu-Ray™ And DVD On 1 July 2013
The fantastical family adventure “Oz The Great And Powerful” debuts on Disney Blu-ray™, Digital Download on iTunes, 3D Blu-ray™ and DVD on 1 July 2013. Audiences are invited to step into the enchanted and vibrant world of Oz to discover the story of small-time circus magician, Oscar Diggs, as he embarks on a quest to restore unity and peace to the land »
- Craig Hunter
The jury president of the 70th Venice Film Festival international competition jury will be top Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci. The Venice Biennale, Europe's oldest film festival, will run from August 28 through September 7. 2013. The jury will award the Golden Lion and other official prizes; South Korean Oscar submission "Pieta" won the Golden Lion last year; the prize has also gone in recent years to Ang Lee's "Brokeback Mountain" and Sofia Coppola's "Somewhere." Venice has launched many Oscar contenders, including Stephen Frears' "The Queen," Joe Wright's "Atonement," George Clooney's "Good Night, and Good Luck," and Darren Aronofsky's "The Wrestler" and "Black Swan." Bertolucci was chosen by the Board of Directors of the Biennale chaired by Paolo Baratta, on the recommendation of Alberto Barbera, the Director of the Venice Film Festival, who stated: “Very few directors can claim a lifetime experience so passionately committed to contemporary cinema like Bertolucci’s. »
- Anne Thompson
Taipei, Taiwan — Academy award-winning director Ang Lee says modesty and diligence have been the keys to his success in penetrating the foreign cultures that were part of many of his most notable films.
Earlier this year, the Taiwanese filmmaker won his second best director Oscar for "Life of Pi," a fantasy adventure about a 16-year-old Indian boy on an epic journey of survival. He also won the best director award for "Brokeback Mountain" in 2005.
Speaking to reporters in Taipei on Thursday, Lee said "I have to read everything and watch everything" before directing films with distinctly non-Taiwanese or non-Chinese themes, like "Sense and Sensibility," which takes place in early 19th century England, or "Brokeback Mountain," a gay love story set in late 20th century Wyoming.
"I grew up here until I was 23," he said, referring to his native Taiwan. "Taiwan is a very open society. It's an island, so we have a lot of influences. »
Anchor Bay Entertainment and RADiUS-twc announced today the Blu-ray and DVD release of the gripping psychological thriller, 6 Souls. From the producers of The Ring, 6 Souls stars multiple-Oscar nominee and Golden Globe Award winner Julianne Moore (HBO's Game Change, Magnolia), and Golden Globe Award winners Jonathan Rhys Meyers (Showtime's The Tudors, Bend It Like Beckham) and Frances Conroy (HBO's Six Feet Under, The Aviator). Written by Michael Cooney (Identity) and co-directed by Måns Mårlind and Björn Stein (Storm), 6 Souls heads to retail on July 2, 2013 for an Srp of $29.99 for the Blu-ray and $24.98 for the DVD.
After the death of her husband, forensic psychiatrist Dr. Cara Harding's (Julianne Moore) faith in God has been shaken, but not her belief in science. In an attempt to open her up to accepting unexplainable psychiatric theories, her father introduces her to Adam (Jonathan Rhys Meyers), a patient with multiple personalities, who »
After sitting on the shelf gathering dust as Shelter for a few years, 6 Souls is finally coming home to Blu-ray and DVD here in the States and we have the artwork for you and more! Dig it!
From the Press Release
Anchor Bay Entertainment and RADiUS- TWC announced today the Blu-ray™ and DVD release of the gripping psychological thriller, 6 Souls. From the producers of The Ring, 6 Souls stars multiple-Oscar® nominee and Golden Globe® Award winner Julianne Moore (HBO’s Game Change, Magnolia), and Golden Globe® Award winners Jonathan Rhys Meyers (Showtime’s “The Tudors,” Bend It Like Beckham) and Frances Conroy (HBO’s “Six Feet Under,” The Aviator). Written by Michael Cooney (Identity) and co-directed by Måns Mårlind and Björn Stein (Storm), 6 Souls heads to retail on July 2, 2013 for an Srp of $29.99 for the Blu-ray™ and $24.98 for the DVD.
After the death of her husband, forensic psychiatrist Dr. Cara Harding »
- Uncle Creepy
After a recent limited theatrical release, 6 Souls (starring Julianne Moore) will be headed to Blu-ray/DVD this July:
“Anchor Bay Entertainment and RADiUS- TWC announced today the Blu-ray™ and DVD release of the gripping psychological thriller, 6 Souls. From the producers of The Ring, 6 Souls stars multiple-Oscar® nominee and Golden Globe® Award winner Julianne Moore (HBO’s Game Change, Magnolia), and Golden Globe® Award winners Jonathan Rhys Meyers (Showtime’s “The Tudors,” Bend It Like Beckham) and Frances Conroy (HBO’s “Six Feet Under,” The Aviator). Written by Michael Cooney (Identity) and co-directed by Måns Mårlind and Björn Stein (Storm), 6 Souls heads to retail on July 2, 2013 for an Srp of $29.99 for the Blu-ray™ and $24.98 for the DVD.
After the death of her husband, forensic psychiatrist Dr. Cara Harding’s (Julianne Mooore) faith in God has been shaken, but not her belief in science. In an attempt to open her up to accepting unexplainable psychiatric theories, »
- Jonathan James
Peccadillo Pictures' Boys on Film: Youth in Trouble features a range of eclectic, innovative and genre-bending short films from across the globe. Within these eight award-winning shorts a friendship is tested in an ex-Nazi holiday camp, love and freedom wage war in an Australian boys prison and Brokeback Mountain exposes secrets in a French high school toilet. To celebrate this compilation's home entertainment release, we have Three DVD copies of Youth in Trouble to give away, courtesy of Peccadillo Pictures. This is an exclusive competition for our Facebook and Twitter fans, so if you haven't already, 'Like' us at facebook.com/CineVueUK or follow us @CineVue before answering the question below.
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- CineVue UK
Oz the Great and Powerful is coming home pretty quickly, and on June 11th you’ll be able to catch the magic. There’s plenty to recommend about this release just based on the film (catch our podcast review here), but here’s one that looks to be filled with interesting extras as well.
Not only are there several featurettes – catch the full list below – and a Second Screen offering, but you also get My Journey in Oz, a personal story produced and directed by James Franco. Something like a super production diary, this looks to be more than your normal bonus material. You can check out a clip of that extra below.
Unlike many recent releases, which seem to be showing a trend towards a downturn in bonus content, this one is packed. Music featurettes, character and creature featurettes, Zach Braff takes you behind-the-scenes of his own personal adventure working voice magic, »
- Marc Eastman
Disney's Oz: The Great and Powerful will once again provide audiences with a magical entertainment experience when it debuts for in-home release on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, Digital and On-Demand, June 11, 2013.
A must-own for any home entertainment collection, the Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy) of Oz: The Great and Powerful brings the epic adventure to life with its vibrantly colorful picture and sound, and boasts a sensational variety of never-before-seen bonus materials including: "The Magic of Oz: The Great and Powerful Second Screen Feature" that provides viewers with an immersive opportunity to journey into the fantastical lands of Oz; James Franco's personal story of his journey to the land of Oz that is produced and directed by the Oscar nominated star himself; Golden Globe nominee Mila Kunis' makeup metamorphosis which is hosted by Academy Award-winning makeup artist Howard Berger; A back-stage journey through each of the »
There's no place like home video: Oz The Great and Powerful Blu-ray and DVD details have been released!
No need to click your heels together folks - your wish is coming true sooner than you think. Disney has released details on the upcoming Oz The Great and Powerful Blu-ray and DVD sets. It streets June 11 and the details straight from the House of Mouse follow, after this clip from the disc's special features:
Disney’s “Oz The Great and Powerful” will once again provide audiences with a magical entertainment experience when it debuts for in-home release on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD, Digital and On-Demand, June 11, 2013.
A must-own for any home entertainment collection, the Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy) of “Oz The Great and Powerful” brings the epic adventure to life with its vibrantly colorful picture and sound, and boasts a sensational variety of never-before-seen bonus materials including: “The »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Victor Medina)
The Life of Pi director on moving out of his father's shadow and being determined to make life fun for his own children
My late father, Sheng Lee, was a traditional Chinese authority figure. He and my mother moved to Taiwan following the Chinese civil war. My father represented the traditional Chinese patriarchal society. I was always living in his shadow; that was my big thing. I was shy and docile and never rebellious. But he taught me how to survive and how to be useful. He was a stately man who was very pragmatic, the headmaster of a high school – I don't know if that was a good or a bad thing.
When I was growing up [as one of four children] he made me study all the time; studying was all that was important to him. He was not much fun and he was kind of disillusioned in me in some ways. Artistically, »
- Elaine Lipworth
We're getting to know the Film Experience community one-by-one. This is going to take us forever! (That's a good thing. Thank you so much for being part of such a big vibrant fanbase.) Today we're talking to Patrick who lives in Germany and writes for DieAcademy.de, a German site devoted to our favorite awards show.
Hi, Patrick. How long have you been reading The Film Experience?
Maybe 6 years? I like this site so much since it's always interesting topics and wonderful to read.
I know you're really into the Oscars but how about the Lolas, Germany's own movie awards. Which German stars do you recommend our international readers get to know?
The Lolas are not as big of a deal as they should be, but I love some German actors who are still too unknown abroad but doing great work all the time, like: Sibel Kikelli (two time Lola »
- NATHANIEL R
Cannes 2013 jury Steven Spielberg was named the president of the Cannes Film Festival 2013 jury a few weeks ago. Earlier today, festival organizers announced Spielberg’s fellow jury members. It’s a star-studded international cast: Asian Film Award nominee and Indian Film Academy winner Vidya Balan (The Dirty Picture), Cannes Film Festival Grand Prix winner Naomi Kawase (The Mourning Forest), Academy Award winner and three-time nominee Nicole Kidman (Moulin Rouge!, The Hours, Rabbit Hole), and BAFTA winner Lynne Ramsay (Swimmer, We Need to Talk About Kevin). Also: Cannes Film Festival and two-time César winner Daniel Auteuil (The Eighth Day, Girl on the Bridge, Jean de Florette), two-time Academy Award winner Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain, Life of Pi), Cannes’ 2007 Palme d’Or and 2012 Best Screenplay winner Cristian Mungiu (4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days; Beyond the Hills), and two-time Oscar winner Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds, Django Unchained). Those listed above will select the winners »
- Anna Robinson
Brief Encounter has beaten Casablanca to the title of 'Best Romantic Film' in a new list for Time Out London.
> Read the full top 100 on the 'Time Out' website
Time Out London's film editor Dave Calhoun said: "What makes the Time Out list so exciting and unusual is that it's not just the opinion of three sun-starved film critics sitting in a darkened room and writing a list.
"Instead, we got off our sofas and asked 101 real experts in movies and romance for their personal take on the matter - and our top 100 romantic films reflects their very personal choices."
Time Out has put its heart on its sleeve and shouted its Brief Encounter infatuation from the rooftops. Will you join them in their lovebombing of the 68-year-old classic? Or have your tastes in romantic movies moved on?
Sam played it again, now it's our turn to plug in the turntable and petition you once more for your top romance films of all time. The peg? Time Out's 100 Most Romantic Films of all Time poll, which has been announced today, and which names Brief Encounter as the title most likely to get your heart a-flutter.
But by our reckoning, the Time Out folk are cruising for a bruising; when we came to the same conclusion three years ago, the readers felt we'd done them wrong, and suggested Casablanca was Mr Right when it came to romantic movies.
Do you feel the same? Has your taste for gin joints endured over the past three years? »
Usually the movie that wins Best Director also wins Best Picture, but it’s not always the case. “Argo” didn’t win Best Director mostly because Ben Affleck wasn’t even nominated. The last time a movie won only one of the two while being nominated for both was “Crash” winning Best Picture while Ang Lee won Best Director for “Brokeback Mountain.”
It’s easier to call out an upset immediately or shortly after the winners are announced. But after time, people will have an epiphany and either downgrade the severity of the upset or determine that it wasn’t an upset to begin with. When a movie only wins one, an upset could be accredited to one, both, or neither of the categories. These upsets will only be accredited to the Best Picture category.
This list will have upsets that won either both or just Best Picture…
5. The English Patient »
- Matthew Curry
The rave reviews and positive audience reception of Silver Linings Playbook have earned director David O. Russell some special honors at this year’s Los Angeles Film Festival. He will be the festival’s Guest Director and will also receive the event’s Spirit of Independence Award.
In Russell’s role as Guest Director, he will host a screening of his 1999 film Three Kings, starring George Clooney. He will also attend the 12th annual Filmmaker Retreat at George Lucas’s Skywalker Ranch in northern California, a gathering for filmmakers who have movies in the L.A. festival.
The Spirit of »
- Emily Rome
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