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Film industry reacts to Jonathan Demme's death

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Martin Scorsese, Edgar Wright, Kevin Smith among those to pay tribute to director.

Following the news that American director Jonathan Demme has died at the age of 73, the film industry has taken to social media to mourn the loss.

Martin Scorsese issued a statement that read: “Whenever I ran into Jonathan, he was filled with enthusiasm and excitement about a new project. He took so much joy in moviemaking. His pictures have an inner lyricism that just lifts them off the ground – even a story like The Silence Of The Lambs.

“I have great admiration for Jonathan as a filmmaker – I love the freshness of his style and his excellent use of music, from Buddy Holly to Miklos Rozsa. There’s so much more to be said, and I hardly know where to begin. I also loved him as a friend, and to me he was always young. My young friend. The idea that »

- tom.grater@screendaily.com (Tom Grater)

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Film industry mourns Jonathan Demme

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Edgar Wright, Kevin Smith, Elijah Wood among those to pay tribute to director.

Following the news that American director Jonathan Demme has died at the age of 73, the film industry has taken to social media to mourn the loss.

Hot Fuzz director Edgar Wright referred to Demme as a “great”, adding that “he could do anything”, in a tweet.

The Lord Of The Rings actor Elijah Wood took to Twitter to simply post that he was “sad to hear that Jonathan Demme has passed.

Tribeca Film Festival’s official account posted a tribute tweet, quoting Demme as saying “The chance to make a film that deals in an imaginative way with stuff you care tremendously about is a real high.”

David Simon, the creator of The Wire, stated that Demme was “a warm, gracious man”, expressing that he wished he’d had the chance to work with the director, though had come close twice.

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- tom.grater@screendaily.com (Tom Grater)

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By the Power of Grayskull: How Hot Fuzz Taught Me to Embrace My Fandom & Discover the Real “Greater Good”

20 April 2017 6:37 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Before I began writing professionally about horror, I will be the first to admit I was a total stick in the mud. It wasn’t 100% my fault, but I was one of those people who had to have everything planned perfectly, and was always happy to bend over backwards to make sure I was living up to society’s expectations of who I should be, particularly close family members. I was living in this neat little box of a life, and honestly, it was destroying me from the inside, each and every single day.

Then, along came Hot Fuzz, and I realized that life doesn’t have to be so perfect, and that it’s okay to embrace who you are, even if it is a bit unconventional, because regardless of what anyone else thinks, just love what you love and never let anyone tell differently. I was finally ready »

- Heather Wixson

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Why 2007 was a great year for film

17 April 2017 1:27 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Mark Allison Apr 18, 2017

10 years ago was was a high watermark in Hollywood - and British - filmmaking. We've been looking at why...

Ten years on, and 2007 must surely be remembered as one of the finest years in English-language film-making, quite possibly the best of this century so far. Like 1939, 1976, or 1994, it was one of those years in which a succession of veritable classics came into being. So many, in fact, that some of the best examples were cruelly overlooked by the hype machine of the day. A decade later, it’s high time to look back at 2007 for both its celebrated landmarks and forgotten masterpieces.

See related  Kevin Feige on Black Panther, female superhero movie Thor: Ragnarok - the first trailer

The 2007 Oscar race saw two equally worthy films competing for poll position; the Coen Brothers’ No Country For Old Men and Paul Thomas Anderson’s There Will Be Blood. »

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Edgar Wright’s Next Project Will Deal With Sexual Confusion During a Giant Grasshopper Uprising

13 April 2017 2:11 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Edgar Wright, the director who brought us Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, The World’s End, and more, has announced that his next project will be adapting Andrew Smith’s Ya novel Grasshopper Jungle into a feature-length film, according to THR.… Continue Reading →

The post Edgar Wright’s Next Project Will Deal With Sexual Confusion During a Giant Grasshopper Uprising appeared first on Dread Central. »

- Jonathan Barkan

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Thor, Transformers, The Hitman's Bodyguard, and more make our weekly roundup!

13 April 2017 10:38 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Thor, Transformers, The Hitman's Bodyguard, and more make our weekly roundup!Thor, Transformers, The Hitman's Bodyguard, and more make our weekly roundup!Zachary Dent4/13/2017 12:38:00 PMWe had a great week filled with some awesome movie news, including a plethora of fresh trailers. All of the week's highlights are coming to you a day early this week because of the Easter long weekend. So strap on those bunny ears because we've got some awesome Easter treats for you! The first teaser trailer for Thor: Ragnarok dropped this week, and our excitement for the third installment in the franchise just reached incredible new heights. The cast alone is making our jaws drop, with Chris Hemsworth back as Thor, Tom Hiddleston back as Loki, and Cate Blanchett as the villain from our dreams. Not only that, but we've got Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk, Jeff Goldblum as Grandmaster, and Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie. »

- Zachary Dent

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New Regency in Talks to Board Edgar Wright’s Apocalyptic Movie ‘Grasshopper Jungle’

12 April 2017 3:57 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

New Regency is in talks to come on board Edgar Wright’s apocalyptic movie “Grasshopper Jungle.”

Wright annouced in 2014 that he would direct the film. At that point, the project was set up at Sony with Matt Tolmach and Nira Park producing, who remain as producers but the studio is no longer attached to the project. Netflix was also bidding for the movie rights.

Based on Andrew Smith’s young adult novel, the film will tell the story of a high school boy and his two friends who inadvertently cause a genetically-engineered plague that unleashes giant praying mantises that they must battle. Released in February of 2014, “Grasshopper Jungle,” was set in the fictional town of Ealing, Iowa, in which insects take over the world.

Scott Rosenberg wrote the script.

Wright’s directing credits include “Shaun of the Dead,” “Hot Fuzz,” “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World,” and the upcoming “Baby Driver, »

- Dave McNary

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Ansel Elgort and Kevin Spacey's Baby Driver Looks Like the Ultimate Heist Movie

11 April 2017 2:30 PM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

If you were going to recruit a celebrity team to help you pull off a massive heist, who would you pick? Ansel Elgort wouldn't necessarily be at the top of our list, but Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz director Edgar Wright could not have chosen better for Baby Driver. The action flick sees Elgort as Baby, a talented getaway driver who has to complete one last job for a crime boss (Kevin Spacey) before he can leave that world behind him with his girlfriend (Lily James). The two trailers are not only full of insane driving and nuggets of wisdom from Jamie Foxx ("The moment you catch feelings, is the moment you catch a bullet"), but also hint at a pretty great soundtrack. See it when it hits theaters on Aug. 11. »

- Quinn Keaney

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Transformers, Atomic Blonde and Baby Driver make our daily news roundup!

11 April 2017 2:06 PM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Transformers, Atomic Blonde and Baby Driver make our daily news roundup!Transformers, Atomic Blonde and Baby Driver make our daily news roundup!Zachary Dent4/11/2017 4:06:00 Pm

Today in movie news we have some brand spanking new trailers coming at you! A new trailer for Atomic Blonde dropped today! This thriller stars Charlize Theron (The Fate of the Furious), Sofia Boutella (The Mummy), Bill Skarsgard (It), and James McAvoy (Split). Atomic Blonde follows an undercover MI6 agent who is sent to Berlin during the Cold War to investigate the murder of a fellow agent and recover a missing list of double agents. After watching the trailer we all agree Theron kicks ass as the title character (literally). Check out the new trailer below and see Atomic Blonde when it hits Cineplex theatres on July 28th!

Following the theme of today’s roundup, Baby Driver dropped its second trailer today. This one is from Edgar Wright, »

- Zachary Dent

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2017 Overlook Film Festival Announces Inaugural Lineup, Including a Tribute to Roger Corman

11 April 2017 11:14 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The newly formed Overlook Film Festival has announced it inaugural year programming lineup, including 37 films (20 features and 17 short films from 16 countries), along with a bevy of location-appropriate genre-themed parties, interactive events, and live experiences. This year, the festival will also fete director Roger Corman with their Master of Horror Award. The award “was established to honor a living legend who has contributed lasting innovations to the genre throughout a long career, inspiring new filmmakers for years to come.”

The fest is styled a 4-day celebration of horror that runs from April 24 – 30 at the historic Timberline Lodge located in Mt. Hood, Oregon, featured in Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining” as the location of the infamous Overlook Hotel. The new festival comes from some of the same minds behind the now-defunct Stanley Film Festival, a similar horror-themed gathering based in a hotel in Estes Park, Colorado that inspired Stephen King to write his 1977 “Shining” novel. »

- Kate Erbland

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‘Colossal’ is the ‘Scott Pilgrim vs. the World’ of Monster Movies

6 April 2017 7:52 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Fans of the rom com-subverting Wright film will fall in lesbians with Colossal.

Colossal, Nacho Vigalondo’s excellent genre-bending monster movie, seems to focus on the central relationship between bar-dwelling characters played by Anne Hathaway and Jason Sudeikis before being subverted by the film’s utter cleverness into something much darker. In this way, it’s similar to one of my favorite Edgar Wright films and, I predict, will attract and hold the same kind of dedicated cult following.

Wright, in his relatively brief directorial career, has become the master of comedic-genre films that recognize and embrace their traditional tropes while subverting expectations of cliched romance. In fact, Wright’s said in an interview that each of the films in his Cornetto Trilogy is a Trojan horse: “genre films that have a relationship comedy smuggled inside a zombie movie, a cop movie, and a sci-fi movie.” Hot Fuzz loves its action-oriented police thrillers in all their convoluted »

- Jacob Oller

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Simon Pegg to Star in Rock ‘n’ Roll Drama ‘Lost Transmissions’

4 April 2017 12:15 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Simon Pegg is starring in rock ‘n’ roll drama “Lost Transmissions” for Pulse Films with Katharine O’Brien directing.

Pulse FilmsThomas Benski and Lucas Ochoa will produce, with Brian Levy executive producing. Craig Newman from Atc Management will co-produce, with Alvaro Valente as associate producer. UTA Independent Film Group is representing the domestic rights.

Based on O’Brien’s script, “Lost Transmissions” follows a shy songwriter who discovers her friend, a respected record producer, has lapsed on his medication for schizophrenia. She rallies a group of friends to help commit him to a psychiatric facility, chasing him as he outruns his colorful delusions through the glamour and grit of Los Angeles.

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Benski said, “At Pulse we’ve always been about discovering and championing new filmmakers and therefore we’re super excited about Katharine and her debut film. We are »

- Dave McNary

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Recommended Discs & Deals: ‘Paterson,’ ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,’ ‘Three,’ and More

4 April 2017 7:36 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Every week we dive into the cream of the crop when it comes to home releases, including Blu-ray and DVDs, as well as recommended deals of the week. Check out our rundown below and return every Tuesday for the best (or most interesting) films one can take home. Note that if you’re looking to support the site, every purchase you make through the links below helps us and is greatly appreciated.

Paterson (Jim Jarmusch)

Jim Jarmusch proved he was back in a major way with Only Lovers Left Alive a few years ago, and the streak continues with Paterson, a calm, introspective drama with such positive views on marriage and creativity that I was left floored. In following the cyclical life of Adam Driver‘s Paterson, a bus driver in Paterson, New Jersey, who also has dreams of being a poet, Jarmusch superbly shows that one’s own life »

- The Film Stage

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‘Baby Driver’ Release Date Moved Forward, Edgar Wright Announces with New Poster

28 March 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Anyone eager to see “Baby Driver” will be happy to hear that it’s opening earlier than expected, as the acclaimed car-chase musical’s release date has been changed from August 11 to June 28. Sony announced the news at CinemaCon in Las Vegas yesterday, and Edgar Wright made it official with a tweaked poster on Twitter.

Read More: ‘Baby Driver’ Review: Edgar Wright’s Brilliant Car Chase Musical Casts Ansel Elgort As an Outlaw Fred Astaire — SXSW 2017

Wright’s film was among the most talked-about to premiere at South by Southwest earlier this month, with IndieWire’s Eric Kohn praising the “Hot Fuzz” and “Shaun of the Dead” director for the way he “takes a ludicrous concept and turns it into a brilliant exercise in high style and a rush of big ideas.” Its new release date comes at the height of blockbuster season, and “Baby Driver” will now be opening »

- Michael Nordine

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Recommended Discs & Deals: ‘Silence,’ ‘Blow-Up,’ ’20th Century Women,’ and More

28 March 2017 9:01 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Every week we dive into the cream of the crop when it comes to home releases, including Blu-ray and DVDs, as well as recommended deals of the week. Check out our rundown below and return every Tuesday for the best (or most interesting) films one can take home. Note that if you’re looking to support the site, every purchase you make through the links below helps us and is greatly appreciated.

20th Century Women (Mike Mills)

That emotional profundity most directors try to build to across an entire film? Mike Mills achieves it in every scene of 20th Century Women. There’s such a debilitating warmness to both the vibrant aesthetic and construction of its dynamic characters as Mills quickly soothes one into his story that you’re all the more caught off-guard as the flurry of emotional wallops are presented. Without ever hitting a tonal misstep, Mills’ latest »

- The Film Stage

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'Into the Badlands' Recruit Nick Frost on Giving Simon Pegg an Atomic Powerslam

27 March 2017 3:45 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Into the Badlands, AMC’s genre-bending post-apocalyptic martial arts drama (try saying that five times fast) returned with a bang earlier this month, the first two episodes of season two earning largely rave reviews across the board.

Added to the action is a major new character, Baiji, being played by Nick Frost, the British actor famed for his comedy collaborations with old friend Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Paul), and, more recently, The Huntsman: Winter’s War, Doctor Who and the upcoming TV comedy with Rupert Grint, Sick Note.

The Hollywood Reporter caught up with Frost, who's gearing up »

- Alex Ritman

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'Into the Badlands' Recruit Nick Frost on Giving Simon Pegg an Atomic Powerslam

27 March 2017 3:45 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Into the Badlands, AMC’s genre-bending post-apocalyptic martial arts drama (try saying that five times fast) returned with a bang earlier this month, the first two episodes of season two earning largely rave reviews across the board.

Added to the action is a major new character, Baiji, being played by Nick Frost, the British actor famed for his comedy collaborations with old friend Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Paul), and, more recently, The Huntsman: Winter’s War, Doctor Who and the upcoming TV comedy with Rupert Grint, Sick Note.

The Hollywood Reporter caught up with Frost, who's gearing up »

- Alex Ritman

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How a Pregnant Actress Overcame Her Frustrations With the Industry and Directed Her First Feature

23 March 2017 7:30 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Alice Lowe spent a decade getting ready to direct her first feature, but after taking two short films to Cannes, she started to worry that the clock was running out. She was pregnant with her first child and had spent the past decade thinking about her first feature in between acting gigs.

“If you’re a woman over 35, no one is going to hand you a free pass,” the actress-turned-filmmaker recently told IndieWire. “You have to work your ass off. That’s what I am doing now.”

The determination led her to complete “Prevenge,” a black-as-night horror-comedy in which she also stars. Lowe plays the heavily pregnant Ruth, who has recently lost her partner (and the baby’s father) in a seriously weird climbing accident. And while Ruth isn’t necessarily bent on revenge, her unborn child sure is, and the expectant mother comes to believe that her little bundle »

- Kate Erbland

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Director Alice Lowe On Reshaping the Revenge Genre

23 March 2017 6:52 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

The director dishes on industry bias, ‘Taxi Driver’ and turning a perceived setback into opportunity.

The buzz surrounding Prevenge, the pregnancy revenge horror film written, directed and starring Alice Lowe, is well-deserved. Prevenge follows Ruth (Lowe), a grieving woman who embarks on a killing spree and believes that her unborn child is guiding her in this quest for revenge after the loss of her partner. Chock-full of biting British humor, this mother-to-be’s rampage is both relatable as well as a refreshing new twist on the sub-genre that has often been plagued by rape plot lines. But most of all, it’s wickedly funny, which comes as no surprise considering Lowe’s remarkable career in comedy across the pond.

Although Prevenge is her directorial debut, Lowe has worked alongside some of the biggest names in British comedy for the better part of fifteen years, including Rob Brydon’s Annually Retentive, Horrible Histories »

- Jamie Righetti

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Movie Review: A woman’s fetus commands her to kill in pitch-black slasher comedy Prevenge

22 March 2017 10:00 PM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Pop culture frequently depicts pregnant women as beatific fertility goddesses, flush with hormones and the unparalleled satisfaction of fulfilling their biological destiny. (See: Beyoncé’s pregnancy photos.) Either that or they’re fragile vessels, their “condition” rendering them vulnerable to not only the cruelties of men but also the whims of the life inside them. Writer-director Alice Lowe—the co-writer of Ben Wheatley’s Sightseers, who’s probably best known in the U.S. for her roles in Hot Fuzz and on Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace—skewers both of these viewpoints in Prevenge, a wryly misanthropic slasher comedy about a woman whose fetus commands her to kill.

Lowe, who was actually pregnant during filming, stars as Ruth, a seemingly rootless woman who lives out of a hotel room and stalks the streets of an anonymous city searching for what at first seem to be random victims. Her only regular human »

- Katie Rife

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