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The Notable Films of 2011: Part Four

27 December 2010 9:58 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Damsels in Distress

Opens: 2011

Cast: Adam Brody, Analeigh Tipton, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Ryan Metcalf

Director: Whit Stillman

Summary: The story revolves around a group of style-obsessed college girls who take in a new student (Gerwig) and teach her their misguided ways of helping people at their grungy university.

Analysis: The first film in a decade from arthouse darling Whit Stillman, a filmmaker's filmmaker whose three Manhattan-based, yuppie-themed mannerist comedies - "Metropolitan," "Barcelona" and "The Last Days of Disco" - were a big influence on the likes of auteurs such as Wes Anderson and Noah Baumbach. Stillman says this film varies somewhat from his previous trilogy of sorts, telling First Things that "This film is different, Completely different. Okay, not completely different, but it’s different".

Independently financed by Castle Rock CEO Martin Shafer, the project recently wrapped filming in Manhattan where Stillman returned to last year after having spent much »

- Garth Franklin

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The Notable Films of 2011: Part Four

27 December 2010 9:58 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Damsels in Distress

Opens: 2011

Cast: Adam Brody, Analeigh Tipton, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Ryan Metcalf

Director: Whit Stillman

Summary: The story revolves around a group of style-obsessed college girls who take in a new student (Gerwig) and teach her their misguided ways of helping people at their grungy university.

Analysis: The first film in a decade from arthouse darling Whit Stillman, a filmmaker's filmmaker whose three Manhattan-based, yuppie-themed mannerist comedies - "Metropolitan," "Barcelona" and "The Last Days of Disco" - were a big influence on the likes of auteurs such as Wes Anderson and Noah Baumbach. Stillman says this film varies somewhat from his previous trilogy of sorts, telling First Things that "This film is different, Completely different. Okay, not completely different, but it’s different".

Independently financed by Castle Rock CEO Martin Shafer, the project recently wrapped filming in Manhattan where Stillman returned to last year after having spent much »

- Garth Franklin

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Geek shows and movies on UK TV in the coming week: Christmas special!

21 December 2010 11:55 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Get ready for a whole host of TV shows and movies to get you through the festive period - it's our look at UK telly...!

We've taken a scythe to the Christmas telly schedule to help you sort the geek from the chav. We hope the listing of shows and films will help brighten your holiday via the warm rays of the living room telly.

If we missed any of your favourites, please have a ho-ho-ho in the comments section, with our thanks and best wishes for a happy holiday.

Thursday December 23rd

Terry Pratchett's Hogfather Part 1 4:00pm Sky1 (repeats through 1st Jan)

24 series 8 6:00am Sky 2 (marathon consecutive run of the series' episodes)

8 Out Of 10 Cats Christmas Special 10:00pm Channel 4 (repeats 00:05am 27th Dec)

The Royle Family Christmas Special (2009) 00:45am Gold (repeats through 30th Dec)

Christmas Eve Friday December 24th

Terry Pratchett's Hogfather Part »

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Tom McGrath interview: on Megamind, animation, 3D, Brad Pitt's singing and superheroes

2 December 2010 7:10 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

With Megamind now in cinemas, we spoke to its director, Tom McGrath, about making the film, improvisation, superheroes and 3D…

No stranger to animated movies, Tom McGrath has provided voices in such films as Flushed Away and Shrek The Third, and directed episodes of The Ren & Stimpy Show, Madagascar, and most recently, Megamind. We caught up with Mr McGrath for a round-table discussion about his latest film, and the process of creating it.

Shortly after Megamind’s star, Will Ferrell, left the interview room, Mr McGrath entered with the gently self-deprecating line, “After Will Ferrell, this interview’s going to be really boring!”

What made you choose Will Ferrell for the lead?

Ah, because he’s fun. He’s also a great actor. We had the script and the character designs, and I know Alan Schoolcraft and Brent Simons, the writers, envisioned Will early on. He just has a great talent, »

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“Surviving Hitler” At Stranger Than Fiction

1 December 2010 8:04 AM, PST | Filmmaker Magazine - Blog | See recent Filmmaker Magazine news »

Documentary fans have survived many things — Academy  shortlists that ignore the year’s best films, the end of the Stranger Than Fiction fall season — but few can claim to have survived as much as the subjects of either Letters Home or Surviving Hitler: A Love Story, the final films of programmer Thom Power’s IFC series.

A nine-minute montage created around letters and archival materials, Letters Home tells the story of director Melissa Hacker’s great aunt Freda, a woman who traveled through Germany and Austria in 1945 as a member of the American Army Women’s Army Corps. Hacker, a longtime Stranger than Fiction attendee, introduced the film, saying that she was both “lucky and unlucky” to be born into a family of “pack rats.”

Similarly archival in focus, director John-Keith Wasson’s, Surviving Hitler: A Love Story, tells the story of Jutta and Helmuth, two people who fall in… »

- Mary Anderson Casavant

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Thanks Be To “Marlene” At Stranger Than Fiction

22 November 2010 8:33 PM, PST | Filmmaker Magazine - Blog | See recent Filmmaker Magazine news »

As inflatable stars arrive in Manhattan ready for their Macy’s close-up, one of the biggest stars in the history of film won’t be at the parade — she’ll be at the IFC Center. Tonight, Stranger Than Fiction will feature its penultimate screening, Marlene, a revival of the 1984 documentary about the reclusive film star Marlene Dietrich, directed by Maximilian Schell, an actor who appeared with Dietrich in Judgment at Nuremberg.

Presented by John Walter, the director of How to Draw A Bunny and Theater of War, Marlene is partly the story of Dietrich and partly the story of Schell’s dogged pursuit of a reluctant subject. Despite their friendship, the notoriously private star turned down his interview requests over and over again. After much pleading, Dietrich finally agreed to an interview but with one non-negotiable condition — Schell could not record her face.

I recently spoke with Walter… Read the »

- Mary Anderson Casavant

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“12th And Delaware” At Stranger Than Fiction

17 November 2010 1:27 PM, PST | Filmmaker Magazine - Blog | See recent Filmmaker Magazine news »

When I was in a high school in Tennessee, a classmate of mine started crying while discussing a short story about Vietnam. Through her tears, she explained that the soldiers battling for their lives reminded her of all the unborn babies who’d been killed that week. What those of us not on the frontlines of the abortion battle often forget is that for those who feel passionately on the subject, abortion is not just an issue, it’s the only issue.

In 12th and Delaware, last night’s entry into the Stranger than Fiction canon, directors Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady take us inside a pregnancy crisis center in Florida where some extremely dedicated people try to convince women not to terminate their pregnancy using ultrasounds, a little misinformation and a heap of guilt. Across the street, an abortion provider peers through the windows and shakes her head at both… »

- Mary Anderson Casavant

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Tsr Movie Awards: Best Actor of the Decade (Almost)

14 November 2010 10:26 AM, PST | The Scorecard Review | See recent Scorecard Review news »

The Scorecard Review Movie Awards: Best of the Decade (Almost)

Click Here to vote

Actor of the Year (multiple roles)

Editor’s note — each year voters select an actor from all of his films in that year. To be nominated, an actor must have more than one film in that year.

2002 – John C. Reily – Chicago, Gangs of New York, The Hours, The Good Girl

2002 – Leonardo DiCaprioCatch Me If You Can, Gangs of New York

2003 – Sean PennMystic River, 21 Grams

2003 – Johnny DeppOnce Upon a Time in Mexico, Pirates of the Caribbean

2004 – Mark RuffaloEternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Collateral, 13 Going on 30, We Don’t Live Here Anymore

2004 – Jamie FoxxRay, Collateral, Breakin’ All the Rules

2005 – Terrence Howard – Hustle & Flow, Four Brothers, Get Rich or Die Tryin’

2005 – Vince VaughnWedding Crashers, Be Cool, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Thumbsucker

2006 – Leonardo DiCaprioThe Departed, Blood Diamond

2006 – Will FerrellStranger Than Fiction, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby »

- Jeff Bayer

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“War Don Don” At Stranger Than Fiction

10 November 2010 7:16 AM, PST | Filmmaker Magazine - Blog | See recent Filmmaker Magazine news »

While introducing War Don Don at last night’s Stranger Than Fiction, SXSW programmer Janet Pierson said that while many great documentaries were submitted to last year’s festival, there were few with the “clarity” of Rebecca Richman Cohen’s directorial debut. It was a sentiment later echoed by Raphaela Neihausen, the executive director of Stranger than Fiction who praised Richman Cohen for her ability to “break down a complex issue” but still keep the “nuance.”

Three years in the making, War Don Don follows the Un Special trial of Issa Sesay, one of the leaders of the Ruf, an incredibly violent rebel group in Sierra Leone. Although we know that Sesay will be convicted from the very beginning, Richman-Cohen finds an incredible amount of drama by questioning whether or not that conviction was fair. Structured like a trial, War Don Don follows both the zealous prosecutor who sees no grey and the… »

- Mary Anderson Casavant

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“Wo AI Ni Mommy” At Stranger Than Fiction

3 November 2010 12:05 PM, PDT | Filmmaker Magazine - Blog | See recent Filmmaker Magazine news »

While introducing Wo Ai Ni Mommy (I Love You Mommy) at last night’s Stranger Than Fiction, programmer Thom Powers thanked the Sadowsky family for allowing director Stephanie Wang-Breal to document their experiences adopting an eight-year-old girl from China, pointing out that “it’s not an easy thing to let a camera into your life.”

Startlingly intimate, Wo Ai Ni Mommy follows the Sadowsky family as they struggle to incorporate their new daughter, who speaks no English, into their family. When the girl, Faith, demands to know why her parents would even want a Chinese daughter, her parents are shocked that multiculturalism is a concept that just doesn’t translate.

As a Chinese speaker, Wang-Breal ends up becoming Faith’s translator and ally, and through this friendship, she’s able to film some incredibly visceral images of childhood loneliness. It’s a cliché of verite filmmaking, but in this case »

- Mary Anderson Casavant

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Seven Films to Watch at the 1st Annual Doc NYC Documentary Film Festival

3 November 2010 2:50 AM, PDT | Cinematical | See recent Cinematical news »

Filed under: Documentaries, Cinematical, Festivals

A brand new film festival begins in New York City tonight specifically focused on documentary storytelling. It's called Doc NYC and it's partly the brainchild of Thom Powers, programmer of the increasingly impressive documentary sections of the Toronto International Film Festival and host of the awesome weekly doc series Stranger Than Fiction at Manhattan's IFC Center. Happening now through November 9, the inaugural event will screen around twenty new non-fiction films in and out of competition, as well as select retrospective titles by Werner Herzog and Errol Morris, both of whose latest works are showcased with gala screenings. Veteran documentarian and film historian Kevin Brownlow, who will receive an honorary Academy Award this fall, is also being celebrated through screenings of his work.

Doc NYC will present a number of world premieres, including Thom Zimny's new Bruce Springsteen concert film 'Darkness at the Edge of Town, »

- Christopher Campbell

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Seven Films to Watch at the 1st Annual Doc NYC Documentary Film Festival

3 November 2010 2:50 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Filed under: Documentaries, Cinematical, Festivals

A brand new film festival begins in New York City tonight specifically focused on documentary storytelling. It's called Doc NYC and it's partly the brainchild of Thom Powers, programmer of the increasingly impressive documentary sections of the Toronto International Film Festival and host of the awesome weekly doc series Stranger Than Fiction at Manhattan's IFC Center. Happening now through November 9, the inaugural event will screen around twenty new non-fiction films in and out of competition, as well as select retrospective titles by Werner Herzog and Errol Morris, both of whose latest works are showcased with gala screenings. Veteran documentarian and film historian Kevin Brownlow, who will receive an honorary Academy Award this fall, is also being celebrated through screenings of his work.

Doc NYC will present a number of world premieres, including Thom Zimny's new Bruce Springsteen concert film 'Darkness at the Edge of Town, »

- Christopher Campbell

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An Interview With Doc NYC Creative Director, Thom Powers

31 October 2010 9:48 AM, PDT | Filmmaker Magazine - Blog | See recent Filmmaker Magazine news »

For most curators, programming the Toronto Film Festival would be a full plate, but Thom Powers’ appetite for documentary knows no bounds. In between programming and promoting Stranger than Fiction, his weekly documentary series at the IFC, he and Raphaela Neihausen, his wife and business partner, have co-founded Doc NYC, a New York based documentary festival.

It’s a festival of riches for documentary lovers — five days of documentary screenings, panels and stars (Werner Herzog and Errol Morris will be in attendance). A celebration of documentary media of all kinds, in addition to the many screenings there are also panels on the current state of radio and interviews with photographers. I spoke to Powers this weekend to find out more about the festival. For a full schedule of all events from November 3rd – November 9th, click here.

Filmmaker: What spurred you to create a new documentary… Read the rest »

- Mary Anderson Casavant

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The Best Theaters In America: A Woefully Incomplete Guide, Part 3: Los Angeles

30 October 2010 12:11 PM, PDT | Movie Cultists | See recent Movie Cultists news »

Driving across the length of the Continental United States can teach you many things: how many miles 20 ounces of coffee will take to hit your bladder, for instance, or the psi necessary to scrub a dragonfly off a windshield. Another scrap of knowledge one can glean is a general idea of just what goes into a solid American-style movie-going experience. What follows is an admittedly threadbare list of theaters in the U.S. that won’t leave you with that “what did I just pay $12 for?” feeling. Grab your popcorn (or your beer, if they’re selling) and turn off your goddamn cellphones:

Los Angeles - This is it, the big one: in a town that was built on the shoulders of the film industry, the question isn’t so much where to see a movie as where not to. Scarce are the mall-multiplexes, cold and uncaring with their sticky »

- Scott Yacyshyn

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'Men In Black 3' Cast Adds Emma Thompson

1 October 2010 9:59 AM, PDT | MTV Splash Page | See recent MTV Splash Page news »

When the Men In Black reunite in 2012, Will Smith's Agent J and Tommy Lee Jones' Agent K may be joined by a new by a new colleague: Emma Thompson.

Thompson is said to be in negotiations to portray Agent Oh in "Men In Black 3," according to The Hollywood Reporter. Thompson's character will reportedly be a "take-charge Mib operative who is monitoring a prison breakout." However, it's not clear if Thompson's character will appear in the present of if she will be in the 1969 sequences in which Josh Brolin will play a younger version of Jones' Agent K.

In addition to winning an Academy Award for Best Actress in 1992 for "Howard's End," Thompson has appeared in numerous of films including "Sense and Sensibility," "Stranger than Fiction" and "Love Actually." She also has a recurring role in the "Harry Potter" film series.

Back in May, "Flight of The Conchords" star »

- Blair Marnell

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Thoughts on... The Other Guys (2010)

1 October 2010 9:05 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Other Guys, 2010

Directed by Adam McKay

Starring Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Eva Mendes, Samuel L. Jackson, Dwayne Johnson, Steve Coogan and Michael Keaton

Synopsis:

Two mis-matched New York City police detectives take on an innocuous-looking case and have to step up when it begins to unravel and reveals the city's biggest crime yet.

It felt like, for a while, that Will Ferrell was destined for an eternity of sports-based comedies. Blades of Glory, Talledega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Kicking and Screaming and Semi-Pro formed a relentless flow of laughter, still funny, but, as the word ‘relentless’ suggests, were becoming increasingly tiresome. Stranger than Fiction provided brief relief, but it appeared only as an oasis in Ferrell’s exhausted desert of bawdy, sport narratives. How long ago Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy seemed…

However, Will Ferrell is among a group of actors (Steve Martin, Charlie Sheen, Bill Murray, »

- flickeringmyth

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Emma Thompson is Agency Boss in Men in Black 3

1 October 2010 3:42 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Emma Thompson (Nanny McPhee, Stranger Than Fiction) is in talks to join Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Jermain Clement and Josh Brolin in the third "Men in Black" installment, which is once again directed by Barry Sonnenfeld and is scheduled to hit 2D and 3D theaters on May 25th, 2012. In the new movie, Agent Jay (Smith) goes back to the '60s to fight aliens teaming up with a younger Agent Kay played by Brolin. Clement will play the villain. Thompson would play Agent Oh, a Mib agent from the '60s monitoring a prison break. It is believed that she will serve as a replacement for Zed, the head of the agency played by Rip Torn in the first two installments. »

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Sheila Nevins at Ifp: "You have to cry out for people to watch documentaries"

21 September 2010 1:03 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Doc day at the ongoing Ifp Conference in Manhattan today featured a titan of the doc world today. In front of a packed room of eager documentary filmmakers and industry movers and shakers, HBO Documentary Films' President Sheila Nevins took to the stage at Ifp's Independent Film Week for a one-on-one conversation with Thom Powers, of the Toronto Film Festival and the IFC Center's Stranger Than Fiction doc series. The division »

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Will Ferrell's Everything Must Goes Goes

19 September 2010 8:54 PM, PDT | kidspickflicks | See recent kidspickflicks news »

Roadside Attractions and Lionsgate bought Will Ferrell's dramedy indie Everything Must Go at the Toronto Film Festival. The story is about a recovering alcoholic who starts drinking again, causing him to lose his job. His wife kicks him out of the house and throws all of his belongings on the front lawn -- so the guy has a yard sale.

The film's tone is closer to Ferrell's Stranger Than Fiction than Anchorman which creates a challenge for the studio in how to market and advertise the film so audiences are not misled but still want to see the film.

Many comedic actors find satisfaction in broadening their skills into drama. Tom Hanks and Robin Williams are the biggest success stories while Bill Murray and Adam Sandler are other examples.

Everything Must Go will go into theaters in the spring.

Source: Variety »

- tara@kidspickflicks.com (Tara the Mom)

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Will Ferrell Decides that 'Everything Must Go' (Tiff 2010 Review)

14 September 2010 3:15 PM, PDT | Cinematical | See recent Cinematical news »

We know that Will Ferrell is a funny man. He helped make cowbells an iconic moment of comedy. He's offered us the likes of 'Old School,' 'Anchorman,' and 'The Other Guys.' He's rambunctious, ridiculous, and over-the-top, and we love him for it. But when he played Harold Crick in 'Stranger Than Fiction,' we learned that the comedy could be reigned in to that right mix of humor and real-life depth. Suddenly he wasn't the impetuous comedian, but rather a living, breathing man -- even if said man's life was dictated by one woman's typewriter.

'Everything Must Go' sees Ferrell return to the world of dramedy. But this time the added quirk has been released, allowing the actor to live out one very bad week as one man's life crumbles around him. It's not a perfect comedic drama -- it's a paint-by-numbers »

- Monika Bartyzel

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