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Mar Del Plata: Continuing its love affair with Argentine cinema, Disney’s Buena Vista Intl. has acquired Latin American rights to Alejandro Agresti’s drama “Surving the Seventies,” which would premiered Monday at the Mar del Plata Festival, representing one of its highest-profile new titles.
But Disney was the first studio to drive into Argentine cinema with real vigor aiding its top performers to begin to punch significant numbers, handling the No. 1 Argentine hit on five of six years from 2008’s “A Boyfriend for My Bride” through to 2013’s “Corazon de leon” ($10.6 million).
Produced by Sebastian Aloi’s Aeroplano, which is based out of Los Angeles and Buenos Aires, in association with Metropolis Films, and funded by the companies and equity investors, Aloi said, “Surviving the Seventies” marks »
- John Hopewell
Mar Del Plata — Opening with Arnaud Desplechin’s lauded “My Golden Years” – Variety’s Justin Chang called it “marvelously vivid” – Argentina’s 30th Mar del Plata Festival sees obvious change: A new executive management duo in artistic director Fernando Martin Peña and general producer Ignacio Catoggio. After backing on to Ventana Sur in a late November berth last year, fest runs Oct. 30-Nov. 7, to avoid a clash with potential second-round voting in Argentina’s upcoming general elections.
Overall however, the 30th edition of Latin America’s only “A”-grade fest aims for continuity, and continuity in growt, in its international interface and industrial heft.
Welcoming Johnnie To, Desplechin and Peter Sohn, in town to sneak peek extracts from “The Good Dinosaur,” at one at the same time, Mar del Plata is opening up to its own city, making use of a pristine multiplex, which looks set to boost fest attendance. »
- John Hopewell
The UK has seen a pretty awesome summer in 2013 compared to recent years. But as brilliant as constant sunshine is a welcome change to the usual rain in June or snow in April, some of us here at Digital Spy can't help but choose autumn as our favourite season of the year. And autumn has arrived today!
Sun is still around, a cool breeze is in the year, trees and falling leaves look like a beautiful painting, and we can start wearing cosy jumpers. So for those who love this time of year, DS has compiled a list of 12 great autumnal movies for the 12 equinox hours to get you in the mood.
While the time-travel elements may be confusing and make little sense, this underrated gem reunites Speed's Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock in a film that really showcases the beauty of autumn throughout.
With much »
"Masters of Sex" is back for a third season. I reviewed the early episodes in general terms on Thursday, and I have specific thoughts on the premiere coming up just as soon as I pause on the sand of Omaha Beach to study French cuisine... "I believe whatever the arrangement between grown, consenting adults, it must begin with the truth." -Bill In what was otherwise a bumpy second season, the two-character dance of "Fight" was exceptional, and it doesn't feel surprising that Michelle Ashford would opt for a similarly-focused approach to enter season 3. "Parliament of Owls" isn't quite as confined, as it deals with the whole blended Masters/Johnson family, and takes place in town as well as the lake house — on top of the framing device with the first press conference for "Human Sexual Response" — but the meat of it is in seeing how these three adults and their »
- Alan Sepinwall
We all remember when Sandra Bullock brought home her well-deserved Oscar for her moving performance in 2009's The Blind Side. She has the power to make us cry, like in The Lake House, and make us laugh, like in The Proposal. In her next movie she will voice the villain in the upcoming Despicable Me spin-off/prequel Minions alongside Jon Hamm. Let's celebrate her latest flick Minions by taking a look back at this versatile actress' best roles in her illustrious career. Watch Minions July 10. (E! and Universal Pictures are both part of the NBCUniversal family.) »
Logging time with Quentin Tarantino, Tim Burton, Terry Gilliam, Roman Polanski, and currently Sam Mendes, Christoph Waltz has certainly been guided by filmmakers with distinctive voices and visions. It's good schooling as the actor now ventures behind the camera for his first stab at moviemaking. Screen Daily reports that Waltz will direct and star in "The Worst Marriage In Georgetown." Based on the New York Magazine article (read it here) by Franklin Foer, and adapted by David Auburn ("Proof," "The Lake House"), the story follows the social climbing Albrect Muth, who ran in some of the most elite circles of American power and influence, but soon ran into trouble when his wealthy wife was found murdered. It's a meaty role that's well suited for Waltz's more flamboyant tendencies, but directing a movie is hard. And directing yourself is even harder. Read More: Christph Waltz May Play The Villain Role In »
- Kevin Jagernauth
This Week in TV News is a compliment to the Week in Review feature, which will now be focused on film news.
AMC has guaranteed two seasons to the prequel companion series of The Walking Dead, as per THR. The announcement was made earlier this week, and comes as somewhat unsurprising news. The Walking Dead continues to be one of the channel’s highest rated shows, with its popularity showing no signs of waning as the show’s fifth season rolls along. In addition, AMC has found similar commercial and critical success with Better Call Saul, its new series that is itself a spinoff of Breaking Bad.
There’s no set title for the series as of yet, and working titles have included Fear The Walking Dead and Cobalt. The first season, much like the show that spawned this spinoff, will consist of six episodes, with creator Robert Kirkman working »
- Deepayan Sengupta
7 items from 2015
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