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53rd Antalya International Film Festival in Turkey Announces Winners of its Golden Orange Award“Clair-Obscur” by Turkish director Yeşim Ustaoğlu wins International Competition for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actress. In the National Competition, it wins Best Actress while “Blue Bicycle” wins for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Screenplay. “My Father’s Wings” Wins Audience Award for Best Film and National Competition Awards for Best First Feature, Best Actor and the Dr. Avni Tolunay Special Jury Award for Sound Design.
The 53rd International Antalya Film Festival, co-hosted by the Mayor of Antalya Metropolitan Municipality and Festival President, Menderes Türel, and Elif Dağdeviren, the Festival’s Director, is a festival which is weathering the storms hitting Turkey. Just months after an attempted government coup, Turkey is a country increasingly involved in the long war in neighboring Syria; it has been the target of several recent terrorist attacks which scare »
- Sydney Levine
Medium creator Glenn Gordon Caron is back at CBS and CBS Studios, teaming with James Patterson for Black Book, a drama series based on Patterson’s upcoming novel of the same name. Written by Caron, Black Book is about a Chicago detective with amnesia from a near-fatal gunshot who learns he is a murder suspect, but realizes things may not be what they seem when he finds a mysterious black book that contains the secrets of the city. The novel is set to be published in 2017… »
“NY84” will have a gala opening and theatrical release this October 14 at the Arena Theater in Hollywood.
A unique venue for a unique film written and directed by Cyril Morin and starring Sam Quartin, Chris Schellenger and Davy J. Marr, “NY84” follows the adventures of three young artists in the downtown New York art scene in the early 1980s. Young and carefree, Kate, Anton, and Keith party, photograph, paint, sing, and play their way through the clubs and lofts of Alphabet City.
The party ends in 1984 when Anton and Keith contract a mysterious illness known as the “gay cancer.” We gain an intimate glimpse into their creative and emotional lives as the three lose their youth and innocence.
This is a lyrical poetic paen to those times some of us were lucky enough to have lived through. The sexual revolution and its sexual freedom in effect then for the newly liberated homosexual community, also opened the way for Kate to express herself. And it opened a door for transexuals, women and the whole diversity of humanity to assert itself today. »
- Sydney Levine
2929 Productions is financing in partnership with Park Pictures and Washington Square Films. Mary Ann Marino, Haroula Rose, Sam Bisbee, and Joshua Blum will produce. Executive producers are Todd Wagner, Ben Cosgrove, Jackie Kelman Bisbee, Lance Acord, and Danielle Renfrew Behrens.
Set in a small town in 1983, “Permanent” follows the misadventures of an idiosyncratic family that yearns to feel more confident and artistic.
“I couldn’t be more thrilled to work with two incredibly strong and funny women like Colette Burson and Patricia Arquette on ‘Permanent,'” Wilson said. “I also couldn’t be more thrilled to be wearing a toupee and dressing exactly »
- Dave McNary
The Pack is getting back together for even more supernatural, heart-pounding, adventures in Teen Wolf Season 5 Part 2 on DVD October 18 from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. In addition to the special featurette, fans who purchase the Season 5 Part 2 DVD will also receive a limited-edition collectible Gwp poster – available while supplies last.
Reeling from crushing losses, Scott struggles to put his pack back together while the Dread Doctors’ final creation, a creature known as The Beast, terrorizes Beacon Hills.
Teen Wolf was developed by Jeff Davis (creator, “Criminal Minds”) who also serves as executive producer. Additional executive producers include Russell Mulcahy (Highlander, Resident Evil: Extinction), Joe Genier, Marty Adelstein (Prison Break), René Echevarria (Medium, Castle), Tony Disanto, and Liz Gateley. The pilot was written by Jeff Davis and Jeph Loeb & Matthew Weisman and directed by Russell Mulcahy. The “Teen Wolf” series is based on a Screenplay by Jeph Loeb & Matthew Weisman. »
- ComicMix Staff
The ten-episode series will star “Mad Men” actress Elisabeth Moss as Offred, a handmaid who is forced into subjugation in an attempt to repopulate the fictional, male-dominated society of Gilead. Wiley has joined the cast as Moira, Offred’s college friend and fellow handmaiden.
“I am thrilled that MGM and Hulu are developing ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ as a series, and extra thrilled that the very talented Elisabeth Moss will be playing the central »
- Arya Roshanian
Today is a bittersweet one for Teen Wolf fans, as MTV released the show’s Season 6 trailer and announced that the 20-episode season will be the series’ last.
Below, we have the official press release with full details on MTV’s announcement, and we also have the Teen Wolf Season 6 trailer for fans to watch:
Press Release:San Diego, CA (July 21, 2016) – MTV today announced to a packed room of over four thousand, die-hard fans at San Diego Comic-Con that its beloved drama horror series “Teen Wolf” will conclude with its sixth and final season premiering in November. The series – which spawned a legion of fans, pioneered social TV, and made international stars of Tyler Posey and Dylan O’Brien – will draw to a close with a 20-episode season, ending with its 100th episode in 2017.
- Derek Anderson
Zombies! Love ’em or hate ’em, movies about zombies are here to stay. The majority of them will continue to head straight to DVD as their budgets and degree of film-making talent involved demand, but once or twice a year one comes along that truly benefits from being seen on a bigger screen. Yeon Sang-ho’s live-action debut, Train to Busan, is one of those exceptions despite hitting more than a few bumps in its journey.
Seok-woo (Yoo Gong) is a busy man doing important things at his job destined to make him both powerful and wealthy, but focusing on work leaves little time for his daughter, Su-an (Kim Soo-ahn, with a performance that once again suggests all child actors should train in South Korea). The girl is understandably lonely, and »
- Rob Hunter
Using ABC’s Once Upon a Time as an example.
We all have that show that we cannot stand for whatever reason. The characters are annoying, the writing is cheesy, it’s a tacky “reality” show, all of your friends watch it so you just have to watch it too, whatever. But you still tune in every week to watch it, and every week you ask yourself, “Why am I watching this? I don’t even like this show.” The second you start asking yourself that, you have crossed into hate-watch territory. How did you get there? How did this something you once enjoyed become something you now hate? Here’s a step-by-step guide explaining the process using my hate-watch show, ABC’s Once Upon a Time.
1. The show has to have a premise or showrunner or actor that initially drew you into the story for whatever reason. In the beginning, Once »
- Erica Bahrenburg
Exclusive: Singer co-stars in movie produced by Birdman and Tulip Fever executive Molly Connners.
Currently in post-production, the under-the-radar contemporary feature follows the rivalry between a family-run medical practice and a local mob boss caught up in a multi-million dollar Medicare fraud racket.
Twigs will co-star opposite rising UK actor Barney Harris, whose first roles include appearances in Ang Lee’s upcoming awards hopeful Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk and hit UK TV series The Hollow Crown.
Currently in post-production, the film marks the feature debut of Russian-American writer-director David Gutnik who previously lived in the film’s eponymous Brooklyn neighbourhood and whose previous credits as editor include Four and Heartlock.
DoP is acclaimed »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Andreas Wiseman)
In a Valley of Violence Is a Small Western Packing a Bloody PunchFantasia Film Festival 2016
Writer/director Ti West’s filmography is populated mostly with dark genre fare of the thrilling and/or horrific variety, but while they typically have moments of humor you’d be hard-pressed to call any of them comedies. The possible exception there is his 2011 chiller, The Innkeepers, which delivers more than enough laughs and smiles to justify the label while also being legitimately scary. I’d argue it’s his best film due in part to the masterful balance in tone he creates throughout.
West’s latest leaves the horror genre behind all together for the dry, deadly desert of the post-Civil War American southwest, but while In a Valley of Violence is a traditional western through and through — perhaps too traditional at times —he once again imbues it with comedy and charisma that work beautifully to elevate the entertainment without stifling »
- Rob Hunter
And Why This Might Not Be A Bad Thing.“Can someone please explain this Pokémon Go thing to me?”
It was one o’clock on Saturday morning and my friends and I had just driven across the Queensboro Bridge, ready to snake our way through Central Park towards the West Side of Manhattan. My friend handed me his phone and opened the app.
“It’s easy, just walk around and click on locations to grab stuff and when you see a Pokémon pop up, try to catch it.”
I looked down at the screen and saw my friend’s character walking through a grid that began to shift and move forward as we drove. I clicked on one of the locations that popped up near me and was surprised to find that it pinpointed a real location, complete with a picture likely lifted from Google Street View. Even more surprising to me was that these locations weren »
- Jamie Righetti
Plus several titles we already know are worth your time.
This year’s Fantasia International Film Festival starts today in the beautiful city of Montreal, and we couldn’t be more excited. (Well, I could be if I was there, but I don’t arrive until Saturday night so my peak joy will have to wait until then.) We’ve already revealed the three-part lineup announcement here, here, and here, but as the fest begins we wanted to go ahead and share the films we’re most anticipating as well as recommend some movies that we’ve already seen and loved.
As of this moment I’ve seen twenty-five of the fest’s titles, but that’s still less than one-fifth of films playing this year. Here are some of my favorites.
The director of The Chaser delivers a terrific horror/thriller hybrid from South Korea, The Wailing (full review), which pits a hapless cop against the »
- Rob Hunter
About two years ago, I wrote a book on the films of Michael Bay. This unauthorized critical examination saw release in November 2014 under the title Michael F-ing Bay: The Unheralded Genius in Michael Bay’s Films. I knew I was throwing down a gauntlet with a provocative title like that and the reaction to that mere declaration. One troll kept loudly accusing me of writing the book so Michael Bay would hire me. He must have really liked this joke because he made it on several posts, across many websites that carried the announcement of my book. (The Broken Projector was one such outlet and I had a very interesting conversation with Scott Beggs about the book.) This suggested to me that not only did he have no understanding of how Hollywood worked, he almost certainly hadn’t read the book.
That question “Why would someone write a book about Michael Bay?” has »
- The Bitter Script Reader
When you fall in love with someone it leaves you breathless, exhilarated, and longing. There is the undeniable chemistry you feel with that person. It’s electric. You can feel it. You look towards art to capture and imitate what you feel. Chemistry between actors can make or break what it is you are watching. Two of the actors that have mastered that distinctive spark between people in love are Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. They first appeared together in Crazy, Stupid, Love and were remarkably charismatic and charming. Then they were paired together in Gangster Squad. While the film was a dud, their chemistry was the bright spot that makes the film. Now, they are back playing lovers for a third time in La La Land, Damien Chazelle’s hotly anticipated second feature.
- Erica Bahrenburg
With the real Emmys coming next week, we fill out our ballot with less-likely, but definitely worthy nominees.
Emmy nominations are announced next Thursday and the usual suspects are all expected to pop up. Do not be surprised when Mr. Robot, Game of Thrones, Downton Abbey, Orange is the New Black, and Better Call Saul dominate all the categories, rightfully so. They all are coming off of incredible and explosive seasons. They deserve the praise. But, what about all the other amazing shows on television? They absolutely deserve some love too, but stand almost no chance at being nominated. Our response here at Film School Rejects? The Alternate Emmys. Readers, meet the other shows you should be watching.
Best Drama Series
What more can be said about any of these shows that has not been said. They each delivered absolutely incredible seasons more than worthy of every »
- Erica Bahrenburg
Scream Factory celebrates over three decades of Dan O'Bannon's graveyard bash at this year's Comic-Con with a special Return of the Living Dead autograph signing, and their annual "Inside Look" panel will feature the eagerly anticipated announcements of future releases
Taking place at Shout! Factory's booth (#4118) on Friday, July 22nd, The Return of the Living Dead autograph signing will feature cast members Thom Mathews (Freddy) and John Philbin (Chuck), as well as Sean Clark, who hosted a new episode of Horror's Hallowed Grounds for the Collector's Edition Blu-ray of the beloved horror comedy.
"An Inside Look at Shout! Factory and Scream Factory" panel, meanwhile, will be held in Room 29Ab at 8:00pm. Below, we have the official press release with full details:
Press Release: Now a mainstay at San Diego Comic-Con International, pop-culture purveyor Shout! Factory returns to the convention in 2016 with a dynamic lineup, featuring captivating panel events, »
- Derek Anderson
In the Gilmore Girls series finale, Rory took a job on Barack Obama's Presidential campaign to report for an online magazine. While we haven't gotten too many details yet on the Netflix revival, signs are now pointing to her having continued on that career path - as a new Snapchat post from First Lady Michelle Obama features her sharing space with Alexis Bledel. "But that also means that in three days I'd be leaving for who knows how long," spoke Bledel's Rory Gilmore in 2007. "It could be two months, it could be two years if Barack does well." We all know how well he did, and so here we are. First let's talk about how the First Lady joined Snapchat. Oh hey! Look who just joined @Snapchat. ???? Add: MichelleObama ???????? pic.twitter.com/G8GgOOGPJ0 — The First Lady (@Flotus) June 21, 2016 .@Cosmopolitan's reporters-in-training stopped by the @WhiteHouse! Follow along on @Snapchat ????: MichelleObama pic. »
- Jill Pantozzi
Megan Mullally had been acting professionally since the early ’80s but it wasn’t until “Will & Grace” premiered in 1998 that she found her breakout role on camera. Groundbreaking at the time, the series really took off in season two, landing 11 Emmy noms and wins for Mullally, co-star Sean Hayes and best comedy series. Mullally was nominated six more times, winning again for the final season in 2006.
What stands out about that first nomination?
[My husband] Nick [Offerman] and I met just a few months before the Emmys. We met in April of 2000 and we weren’t really an official couple until June or July. His family has a fishing trip they go on every year in Minnesota so he had invited me to go and meet his whole family. There was like no cell phone service at the time, people were using those giant cordless phones that looked like a brick. You had »
- Geoff Berkshire
ITV Studios America and One-Two Punch Productions have optioned Alan Glynn's upcoming novel Paradime to adapt into a scripted television series with Medium creator Glenn Gordon Caron attached to write and direct. Caron also will executive produce with One-Two Punch’s Deborah Spera and Maria Grasso. The psychological thriller will be published by Picador on August 2. The story follows Danny Lynch, a man who has just returned to New York City after a stint in Afghanistan… »
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