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Regardless of what the studios are putting out, the movie poster is a booming art form these days, and a lot of artists call their work minimalist. Some are, some are less so, but it’s an interesting design exercise, paring a movie down to its most basic elements and making a compelling and recognizable image of it. Taking things about 10,000 steps further is Spanish design firm Atipo. Their series of miniature ultra-minimalist movie posters is so stripped down you may not know what film the poster is “advertising” unless you’ve already seen it. The 15 pieces in Papers for Characters consist of a sheet (or two) of paper of varying weight/color/texture that has been manipulated or altered by hand. It was created to promote a “paper gallery” website for minke. Look through and see if you can guess »
- Mily Dunbar
‘I’m interested in films that scar’ February 96’ (Empire Magazine)
‘I’m not interested in the guy on his own, in a dark room sharpening his knives’ (Zodiac Commentary)
At the heart of David Fincher is a contradiction. Beneath his meticulous approach and need for perfection is a conflict of interest. With a history of visually striking music videos which often extend into short narrative films, Fincher’s unflinching focus on character and exploration of social agendas make him a true original. For someone defined in part by his use of darkness, that Fincher would feign indifference to those characters that exist within it is baffling. If we discount The Curious Case of Benjamin Button it becomes apparent that elsewhere, from Alien3 through to The Social Network, are pivotal characters with thematically dark undertones. So the question is, how can he be »
- Gary Collinson
Elle Fanning is set to star in the adaptation of How to Talk to Girls at Parties, a short story published in 2006, by writer Neil Gaiman. John Cameron Mitchell co-wrote the script and is set to direct the project.
How to Talk to Girls at Parties the story follows two teen boys, Enn and Vic, who go to a party in 1970s London. They set out to meet girls but soon find the girls are very different from the boys’ expectations. With Gaiman’s name attached you can expect to be entertained.
Fanning is set to play an alien tourist, who wants to part from her tour groups and explore the most dangerous place in the galaxy, the London suburb of Croydon. Fanning’s previous credits include Super 8, The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button and Maleficent alongside Angelina Jolie.
Neil Gaiman is best known for his much loved Sandman series, »
- Ciham Messouki
Angelina Jolie can be currently seen on movie screens worldwide as the title character in Disney's blockbuster "Maleficent," which recently became Jolie's most successful movie ever, with a worldwide gross of $600 million (and climbing). And while she has certainly secured her dominance as a box office draw, this Christmas she will be gunning for a different kind of gold, as she enters the Oscar race as a director with the harrowing true-life drama "Unbroken," which now has a brand new trailer.
"Unbroken" was based on the best-selling nonfiction book by "Seabiscuit" author Laura Hillenbrand and concerns a former Olympic track star named Louis Zamperini (Jack O'Connell) who joins the Pacific campaign in World War II, spends nearly 50 days at sea after his airplane is shot down, and then is captured by the Japanese and spends more than two years in a Pow camp. Remind me of this the next time »
- Drew Taylor
Elle Fanning will star in the adaptation of the short story How to Talk to Girls at Parties.
Written by Neil Gaiman, the original story follows two teenage boys at a party in 1970s London. When they begin to mingle, they soon realise that the girls are more than they seem.
In the movie adaptation, 16-year-old Fanning will play an American tourist who escapes her tour group and ends up at the party in Croydon, The Hollywood Reporter announced.
The sci-fi piece, published in 2006, was nominated for a Hugo Award for best short story and won the Locus Award in the same category.
The battle over life-like hologram technology continues with Pulse and the company’s owner John Textor. According to TVMix, a flashy lawsuit contains the claim that Textor was connected to the division of Digital Doman that produced the amazing Tupac Shakur hologram that debuted at 2012′s Coachella music festival. Hologram USA owner and CEO Alki David discussed the lawsuit with TVMix. “It’s laughable, really,” he told the website. “He says his team created the effects in ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’–they had nothing to do with it. He’s stealing credit for the hard work of the effects wizards at Digital Domain–the very people he sent off to unemployment when he [ Read More ]
For those anxious to see more from David Fincher's crime thriller adaptation Gone Girl starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike, tomorrow will bring a new trailer. Of course, it likely won't give much of the game away since the film doesn't arrive until October this fall. But after the first teaser trailer, we're fine if Fincher plays things close to the vest. And to follow the first teaser poster, which didn't even use the title of the film or names of its stars, we have four new teaser posters hyping up the release of the new trailer tomorrow, each showcasing a piece of important evidence from the crime scene in question. Look below! Here's the teaser posters for David Fincher's Gone Girl from IndieWire, Awards Daily, HuffPo & HitFix: Gone Girl is directed by David Fincher (of Seven, The Game, Fight Club, Zodiac, Panic Room, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, »
- Ethan Anderton
If you're interested in an anniversary conversation that really has some bearing on today's film industry, I highly recommend American Cinematographer's recent chat with "Collateral" Dp Dion Beebe. It's been nearly a decade (if you can believe it) since Beebe and Paul Cameron carved out a serious place for digital with that film, earning an American Society of Cinematographers (Asc) nomination in the process. It got me thinking about the history of the industry's acceptance of digital as reflected in the nominations handed out by both the Asc and Academy's cinematography branch over the last 10 years. Academy members were a bit slower on the uptake, as you might recall. Beebe and Cameron were snubbed by the branch despite the Asc nomination. Of course, that was still a dicey time for the technology. The first feature films shot digitally were Lars Von Trier's "The Idiots" and Thomas Vinterberg's "The Celebration, »
- Kristopher Tapley
Writing partners Ed Gonzalez and Jeremy Haft have been selected as the third annual Fox Writers Intensive (Fwi) Fellows. As part of their prize, the duo signed a development deal with Fox Broadcasting Company and 20th Century Fox Television. Additionally, Gonzales and Haft have been staffed on Fox's new drama, “Empire,” co-created by Lee Daniels and Danny Strong (both of Lee Daniels’ “The Butler”), and starring Terrence Howard (“Crash”) and Taraji P. Henson (“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”). Also read: Fox Ends Production on Period Drama ‘Hieroglyph’ The Fox Writers Intensive program is designed to nurture experienced writers for potential staffing on. »
- Tony Maglio
We’re coming to the end of the line folks. Yes, this time around I’ll be tackling the last of the technical categories in this series. After this week, it’s all the remaining big eight categories from here on out. This one today is arguably one of the lesser tech categories, but still an interesting one. Which one is it? Well, it’s the Best Makeup & Hairstyling category. This isn’t a particularly prestigious category, but hey…it’s still one worth discussing a bit. You all mostly just want to see the lists that I do anyhow, so I have no problem obliging you good people there in that particular regard once again. All you have to do is just be a bit on the patient side over the next paragraph or so and you’ll get the goods front and center… This time around, I’m »
- Joey Magidson
We return with the Indie Spotlight, highlighting recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes a new trailer for Repentance and Rockabilly Zombie Weekend, details on the Sundance Next Fest Lineup, Eat Men Like Air, Mindless, and much more:
First Rockabilly Zombie Weekend Trailer: “When Becky and Grant arrive at their rockabilly-themed wedding, despite warnings of a West Nile Virus outbreak, things go horribly wrong as the mosquito-spread virus spawns zombies, who begin feeding on the wedding guests as well as the other locals. The two newlyweds have to escape along with their family and friends if they ever want to live to see their honeymoon!
Rockabilly Zombie Weekend is a new feature length horror thriller with a rocking twist on the modern zombie film. It’s currently being released on DVD on July 1st, 2014 through Green Apple Entertainment. The film (as well as other merchandise) can »
- Tamika Jones
A little over six years after the fact, it's striking to revisit Tilda Swinton's reaction to winning the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for "Michael Clayton." At the time, fans were jubilant and the audience was amused by her blunt "Oh, no" reaction and on-stage decision to give the statue to her agent. Watching the clip today there is a look of almost sheer horror on her face as her name is read and as she walks to the stage. This wasn't something Swinton strived for. She's an artist. Winning Oscars wasn't part of the plan if there ever was one. In the years since, however, Swinton has clearly found a way to balance her artistic interests with films that can find some legs in the global Hollywood movie-making machine. It hasn't been easy, though. She segued from David Fincher's "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" to Jim Jarmusch »
- Gregory Ellwood
The wait is over! Anchor Bay has just dropped the home video trailer in our inbox for the upcoming flick The Midnight Game, which they're putting out this coming August. Read on for full details and to check out the video nasty!
From the Press Release
With games, as with life, sometimes it’s play or be played. But beware when it’s play or be prey...
On August 12th, Anchor Bay Entertainment dares you to join...The Midnight Game! An official selection at the 2013 Miami International Film Festival, Telluride Horror Show Film Festival, and Sf Indie Fest’s Another Hole in the Head International Genre Film Festival, The Midnight Game promises a new whole spin on the games people play!
- Steve Barton
French film composer Alexandre Desplat, most famous for scoring The King’s Speech, Argo, and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, will preside over the jury at this year’s Venice Film Festival. He becomes the first musician to serve in that capacity.
“It is a great honour and an arduous responsibility to be the president of the jury of such a prestigious festival,” said Desplat, in a statement. “Italian cinema has influenced both my taste and my music more than any other, and I am proud to be coming to the Venice Film Festival the year after Mr. Bernardo Bertolucci. »
- Jeff Labrecque
Award-winning composer will chair a jury that will award the Golden Lion for best feature at the 71st Venice Film Festival.
Alexandre Desplat, the internationally renowned French film composer whose credits include The King’s Speech and Argo, has been named president of the International Jury for the Competition section of the 71st Venice International Film Festival (Aug 27 to Sept 6).
It marks the first time a film composer has been chosen to chair Venice’s Competition jury, which will comprise nine members and award the Golden Lion for Best Film and other official prizes.
Desplat is a six-time Oscar nominee (The Queen, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Fantastic Mr. Fox, The King’s Speech, Argo, and Philomena) and winner of a Golden Globe, three Césars, two European Film Awards, and a Bafta.
- email@example.com (Michael Rosser)
Rome — French film composer Alexandre Desplat will head the main competition jury at the 71st Venice Film Festival, organizers said Monday. His appointment marks the first time the storied event has selected a composer to serve as president of its main jury. Photos Roundtable: Hans Zimmer and 5 Top Composers Swap War Stories The 52-year-old Desplat has earned Oscar nominations for musical scores for his work in six films, all since 2006: The Queen, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Fantastic Mr. Fox, The King’s Speech, Argo, and Philomena. He has collaborated with directors ranging from Roman
- Eric J. Lyman
The years 2008 and 2009 really weren’t that long ago. So it seems a bit odd to reflect on Breaking Bad—it just wrapped its final season in September and is an Emmys hopeful this year—or Lady Gaga when they are still relevant today. “Remember when” just doesn’t carry as much meaning here as it does with the earlier episodes in VH1′s I Love the 2000s series.
That being said, the show’s brilliant talking heads brought the last two installments in the series to life. (I certainly wasn’t sorry I spent my Saturday night watching them, »
- C. Molly Smith
Chicago – In the latest HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 40 pairs of advance-screening movie passes up for grabs to the “Think Like a Man” sequel “Think Like a Man Too” starring Kevin Hart and Taraji P. Henson!
“Think Like a Man Too,” which is rated “PG-13” and opens on June 20, 2014, also stars Regina Hall, Michael Ealy, Gabrielle Union, Adam Brody, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Jerry Ferrara, Meagan Good, Dennis Haysbert, Terrence Jenkins, Jenifer Lewis, Romany Malco, Tim Story, Keith Merryman and David A. Newman from director Tim Story and writers Keith Merryman and David A. Newman.
To win your free “Think Like a Man Too” passes courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just get interactive with our social media widget below. That’s it! This screening is on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 7 p.m. in downtown Chicago. The more social actions you complete, the more points you score and the higher yours odds of winning! »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
Oscar-winning editor Angus Wall (“The Social Network”) will make his feature directorial debut with the romantic sci-fi drama “Echo” for Bcdf Pictures and Karasick Pictures, multiple individuals familiar with the project have told TheWrap. A representative for Wall cautioned that he is juggling several projects and it's currently unclear which will serve as his directorial debut. Wall has worked with director David Fincher for more than a decade, winning two Oscars for editing “The Social Network” and “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,” while earning his first nomination for “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.” It was previously announced that »
- Jeff Sneider
Indiewire will provide updates of our predictions for the 87th Academy Award nominations through January 2015, when the nominations are announced. It's only June, but let's take an ignorant stab at the Oscar nominations anyway, shall we? There are a few possibilities from what we've seen. Like a dark horse contender recent box office breakout "The Fault in Our Stars," or Sundance, Berlin and Cannes premieres like "Foxcatcher," "Mr. Turner," "Boyhood," "Whiplash" and "The Grand Budapest Hotel," the latter of which -- given its glowing reviews and very promising box office so far -- could very well make for Wes Anderson's first best picture nomination. But there's certainly plenty more coming out to choose from, including many folks who have had dates with Oscar in the recent past. Two-time best director nominee David Fincher ("The Social Network" and "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button") has his adaptation of Gillian Flynn's extremely popular novel. »
- Peter Knegt
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