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Berlinale: Benoit Jacquot Preps ‘Mr. Casanova’ With Vincent Lindon (Exclusive)

Berlinale: Benoit Jacquot Preps ‘Mr. Casanova’ With Vincent Lindon (Exclusive)
“Farewell, My Queen” director Benoit Jacquot is preparing “Mr. Casanova,” a film about the life of Giacomo Casanova, the famed Italian libertine, adventurer and author, who will be played by French star Vincent Lindon.

Lindon, who won a prize in Cannes for his role in Stephane Brize’s “The Measure of a Man” and served on Cannes’ jury last year, last worked with Jacquot on “Diary of a Chambermaid,” which competed in Berlin in 2015.

Kristina Larsen, who produced “Diary of a Chambermaid” and “Farewell, My Queen,” is producing “Mr. Casanova.”

Written by Jacquot, Chantal Thomas and Jerome Beaujour (“The Nun”), the film centers on Casanova’s life in exile in London at the age of 45 and will shed light on his unrequited passion for a 25 year-old woman, the first and only who ever resisted him, Larsen said.

Thomas, an expert on Casanova, wrote the novel “Casanova, Un voyage libertin” in the 1980s.
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Tom Hiddleston And Elizabeth Olsen Featured In New I Saw The Light Photos

Sony Pictures Classics has released brand new photos featuring some of Lahly Poore-Ericson’s amazing costumes from I Saw The Light.

Her costume design credits include The Homesman, 50 to 1, Doc West, Spoken Word, First Snow and Save Me.

Written and directed by Marc Abraham, I Saw The Light is based on Colin Escott’s award-winning biography of Hank Williams and stars Tom Hiddleston, Elizabeth Olsen, Bradley Whitford, David Krumholtz and Cherry Jones.

Of star Tom Hiddleston, who actually sings every note in the film, Abraham says, “He’s an amazing actor and truly I cannot imagine anyone, anywhere more dedicated.”

The film screened at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival. Hiddleston’s “performance is magnificent,” says Chris Bumbray (JoBlo.com). Read the full review here.

I Saw The Light tells the story of the iconic, tormented singer-songwriter Hank Williams who revolutionized country music with his raw charisma, haunting voice and original songs,
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‘Breaking Bad’ Actor Steven Michael Quezada Running for Office in Albuquerque

‘Breaking Bad’ Actor Steven Michael Quezada Running for Office in Albuquerque
Breaking Bad” actor Steven Michael Quezada is throwing his hat into the ring for county commissioner in Albuquerque, N.M., the the Associated Press reports.

“I think I bring a new face to the Democratic Party,” said Quezada, who is seeking the seat in Bernalillo County. “We need to reach out to our young people — the young Chicanos, the young Latinos — and get them involved in this process and let them know this is important.”

Quezada played DEA agent Steven Gomez in the AMC series, which was set and filmed in Albuquerque. He currently sits on the Albuquerque school board, and is expected to face at least three challengers for the open seat in 2016.

The actor and comedian is running on a platform for more Mexican-American politicians and against urban sprawl. Bernalillo County is currently in the midst of controversy regarding development and water scarcity.

In addition to “Breaking Bad,
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Graphic Review: Batman Volume 2: The City of Owls

  • Cinelinx
DC Comics continues its collection of the Dark Knight’s self-titled monthly adventures with Batman Volume 2: The City of Owls. The book contains issues 8 through 12 and the first annual. Many of them were already published in Batman: Night of the Owls. However, this chronological combination helps to give you a better understanding of the entire Court of Owls saga.

Bruce Wayne must accept the fact that the Court of Owls is real after a series of dangerous discoveries. They plan to take control of Gotham and set about to do so using their regenerated and virtually unstoppable Talon agents. As Batman strikes against the Court, he discovers grim secrets about Gotham City and the Wayne family.

Writer Scott Snyder and co-writer James Tynion IV keep the reader guessing throughout the second part of the epic Owls saga. He continues to expand on Batman’s battle with the Court and Talons as we would expect.
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Comic Book Review - Batman Vol. 2: The City of Owls

Gary Collinson reviews Batman Vol. 2: The City of Owls...

"After a series of deadly discoveries, Bruce Wayne has learned that the Court of Owls is real — and a deadly threat out to control Gotham City! Unleashing their deadly assassins known as the Talons, Batman must stop the insidious Court of Owls before they claim the city for their own. In doing so, The Dark Knight will uncover dark secrets — not just about the city he’s sworn to protect, but about the history of the Wayne family."

Writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo have been earning rave reviews for their run on DC's flagship Batman title, and now the second volume of 'The Court of Owls' is brought together in hardback form with the release of Batman Vol. 2: The City of Owls, which collects issues #8-12 of the ongoing series, as well as Batman Annual #1.

Before we get into the review,
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Up All Night Review: Tis the Season To Be Hotties

  • TVfanatic
The holiday season arrived tonight on Up All Night. "First Snow" showed just how taxing the time of giving can be, as Reagan and Chris struggled to create a worthwhile Christmas card.

Despite having yet to utter a single line, Amy took center stage when the focus switched from her parents to their adorable daughter. I'm going to guess it was the Chris in her that inspired the key hiding... or perhaps her Auntie Ava has rubbed off on her.

Chris self consciously likened his head to a Pez dispenser at one point, but like the candy holder, each time he opened his mouth he seemed to treat us with an amazing pop culture reference, like Richard Marx and The Wire.  

He and Reagan never did get to their mountain destination, but their road trip yielded some good laughs, such as Reagan being jealous of men peeing outdoors, which made
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Interview: Anirban Roy, Director of short film “Aashpordha”

Interview: Anirban Roy, Director of short film “Aashpordha”
[ Anirban Roy

Until Aashpordha or Audacity, Anirban Roy made films in the Us. When he returned to his hometown Kolkata, he decided to adapt his long forgotten short story into a film. Aashpordha has been travelling to several film festivals like Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles where it won the Audience award, AFI Fest and New York International Film Festival.

The film has been sold for braodcast in three countries; Sbs (Australia), Svt (Sweden) and Chello Multicanal (Spain).

Here Anirban Roy talks about his experience and the story behind Aashpordha:

Tell us about Aashapordha.

A thirteen-year-old Indian girl dares to challenge the authority of her traditional father. That’s the basic plot line of Aashpordha (Audacity). It is a story of rebellion, where the small attains a victory over the big. It’s a tight slap on the face of the authoritarian in each one of us. For characters and relationships in the film,
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Slfs Review – Shorts Program 1: Citygarden Competition

Shorts Program # 1: Selections from the Second Annual Cinema at Citygarden Competition plays Sunday July 8th at Noon at The Tivoli Theater, 6350 Delmar Blvd. Tickets for film programs from July 8-12 at the Tivoli are $12 each; $10 for students with valid and current photo ID and for Cinema St. Louis members with valid membership cards. Advance tickets are on sale at the Tivoli Theatre box office (5-10 p.m. Monday-Friday and 2-10 p.m. Saturday-Sunday). Tickets are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Opened in 2009, Citygarden is a dazzling new addition to the civic and artistic fabric of St. Louis and the nation. Framed by office towers and in the shadow of the Gateway Arch, Citygarden is an oasis in the heart of a major American city’s downtown: a vibrant and serene blending of lush plantings and internationally renowned sculpture with delights of water, stone, architecture and design. Cinema St. Louis
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2012 Whitaker St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase Lineup Announced

The annual St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase is a great way to support the many local filmmakers who practice their art in our area. Cinema St. Louis, our city’s non-profit cinema-related event planning group, will present The Whitaker St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase July 8-12. This is the 12th annual presentation, which serves as the area’s primary venue for films made by local artists. The Showcase screens works that were written, directed, edited, or produced by St. Louis natives or films with strong local ties. The 16 film programs that screen at the Tivoli from July 8-12 serve as the Showcase’s centerpiece. The programs range from full-length fiction features and documentaries to multi-film compilations of fiction and documentary shorts. Many programs include post-screening Q&As with filmmaker. It all ends with a closing-Night Awards Party Thursday July 12th sponsored by Stella Artois from 8 p.m. to midnight at Blueberry Hill‘s Duck Room,
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Debunked: Olivia Wilde To Be The New Lara Croft In Tomb Raider Reboot?

MovieHole just posted some interesting news concerning the Lara Croft franchise reboot. According to french website Cinepop the gorgeous Olivia Wilde has been cast to fill the shoes of the fearless Lara Croft. Check out below what MovieHole had to say. Wilde reportedly confirmed the casting in an interview with the site, adding that Mark Fergus (“First Snow”, writer of “Cowboys & Aliens”, which Wilde was in) is directing the flick. Fergus co-wrote the script with Hawk Ostby (“Iron Man”) Wilde, who career has gone from strength-to-strength since playing the lesbian bartender in Calisoap “The Oc”, says she’s a fan of the character – who originates from the pixels on a video-game monitor – and is looking forward to raiding tombs on the big screen. Lara Croft is a fictional character and the protagonist of the Square Enix (previously Eidos Interactive) video game series Tomb Raider. She is presented as a beautiful,
See full article at ComicBookMovie »

Debunked: Olivia Wilde To Be The New Lara Croft In Tomb Raider Reboot?

MovieHole just posted some interesting news concerning the Lara Croft franchise reboot. According to french website Cinepop the gorgeous Olivia Wilde has been cast to fill the shoes of the fearless Lara Croft. Check out below what MovieHole had to say. Wilde reportedly confirmed the casting in an interview with the site, adding that Mark Fergus (“First Snow”, writer of “Cowboys & Aliens”, which Wilde was in) is directing the flick. Fergus co-wrote the script with Hawk Ostby (“Iron Man”) Wilde, who career has gone from strength-to-strength since playing the lesbian bartender in Calisoap “The Oc”, says she’s a fan of the character – who originates from the pixels on a video-game monitor – and is looking forward to raiding tombs on the big screen. Lara Croft is a fictional character and the protagonist of the Square Enix (previously Eidos Interactive) video game series Tomb Raider. She is presented as a beautiful,
See full article at ComicBookMovie »

Olivia Wilde To Be The New Lara Croft In Tomb Raider Reboot?

MovieHole just posted some interesting news concerning the Lara Croft franchise reboot. According to french website Cinepop the gorgeous Olivia Wilde has been cast to fill the shoes of the fearless Lara Croft. Check out below what MovieHole had to say. Wilde reportedly confirmed the casting in an interview with the site, adding that Mark Fergus (“First Snow”, writer of “Cowboys & Aliens”, which Wilde was in) is directing the flick. Fergus co-wrote the script with Hawk Ostby (“Iron Man”) Wilde, who career has gone from strength-to-strength since playing the lesbian bartender in Calisoap “The Oc”, says she’s a fan of the character – who originates from the pixels on a video-game monitor – and is looking forward to raiding tombs on the big screen. Lara Croft is a fictional character and the protagonist of the Square Enix (previously Eidos Interactive) video game series Tomb Raider. She is presented as a beautiful,
See full article at ComicBookMovie »

Ready for Piper Perabo and Covert Affairs Season 2?

  • Boomtron
Ready for Piper Perabo and Covert Affairs Season 2?

The USA network has unleashed a brand new Covert Affairs Season 2 teaser and that means there will be plenty of actress Piper Perabo to go around. Yes, Perabo is back in all new episodes as secret agent Annie Walker. Take a look at what’s new for the remainder of Season 2, which returns to airwaves this coming November.

Perabo isn’t the only actor looking sharp in the rest of the season. I’m a fan of Sendhil Ramamurthy, formerly of Heroes, who definitely turns up the heat as Jai Wilcox. Of course Christopher Gorham is still the blind tech ops team member, Auggie, and Peter Gallagher returns as Aurthur Campbell. Former House series recurring actress Anne Dudek comes back, too, as Danielle.

Lies? Half lives? Betrayal? Uh-oh! Yes, the video reveals the season will definitely continue to get dangerous. Doesn’t
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Great Scott

From the moment he first saw "Raiders of the Lost Ark," Adam Scott knew he wanted to be an actor. "I watched Harrison Ford onscreen and said, 'That looks like fun. Not only is he running from boulders; he's so funny," the now-37-year-old Scott recalls. "Basically, all I still want to do is run from boulders." Until his career as an action hero takes off, Scott will have to be satisfied with his status as the next big thing. After holding his own as Will Ferrell's Dane Cook–loving sibling in "Step Brothers," Scott stole scenes as a sleazy agent on "Eastbound and Down" and romanced Amy Adams in "Leap Year." He recently joined the cast of the NBC comedy "Parks and Recreation" as a potential love interest for Amy Poehler and will be seen "riding a Jet Ski and carrying a shotgun on my back" (but no boulders) in August's "Piranha 3-D.
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The Editor's Desk: 4 Reasons J.K. Simmons Should Come Back As J. Jonah Jameson In The New 'Spider-Man'

I'm one of those guys who actually believes that remakes and reboots can work, and work well.  Don't misunderstand me, I'm certainly not saying they Usually work, but from time to time we've been treated to cinematic gems that were remakes of older material.

I'm also a believer that when you do a remake or reboot, you should just start with an absolutely clean slate.  Don't bring over any of the old story or old cast whatsoever.  For example, as wonderful as Robert Englund was are Freddy in the "Nightmare on Elm Street" films, I was of the firm belief (although very much in the minority) that if you're doing a remake of Nightmare, you need to cast someone else in the role.

But, for every rule there is an exception, and in the case of the upcoming "Spider-Man" reboot (being directed by "500 Days Of Summer" director Marc Webb), I
See full article at AMC - Script to Screen »

Oh No! It’s Bo Obama V. Santa Claus

Don’t wear a red suit and go anywhere near Bo Obama!

The First Dog disrupted an adorable story reading and Q + A session with the first lady and daughters at the Children’s National Medical Center on Dec. 22, when he took a disliking to Santa Claus!

An embarrassed Michelle kept shushing Bo while she tried to read the classic—Twas the Night Before Christmas, and Bo wouldn’t stop barking. Finally, Santa had to hide!

Bo came decked out in a red and white Xmas collar and kept putting his big furry paws up on his “mom” while his “sisters” took turns reading to the children! Malia told her kids audience that her mom makes her hot cocoa, before answering children’s questions.

Want to know what the Obamaettes were asked?

Q: How will Christmas be different for you this year?

Sasha: It will be easier to get on the plane than yeast year.
See full article at HollywoodLife »

Party Pooper of the Year! Gun-toting Undercover Cop Terrifies Winter Revelers in DC!

It’s Snowgate! Who brings a gun to a snowball fight? This guy! Check out the video of innocent winter revelry turning super scary.

Ok, there’s no celebrities involved but the snowstorm in Washington D C itself, was kind of like a celebrity-sighting. The city was having a ball until an undercover police officer crashed the party shocking residents on Dec. 19, by waving his gun at a perfectly peaceful crowd gathered for a snowball fight.

Hundreds had congregated at the intersection of 14th and U Streets, Nw to enjoy a rare, huge snowstorm in our nation’s capital. The young people were enjoying themselves by pelting each other with snowballs–until a man stepped out of his vehicle, gun drawn, just steps from the large crowd.

It turned out that he was an undercover cop, though he never identified himself.

The snowball fighters were drawn together through a viral campaign on Facebook,
See full article at HollywoodLife »

Who Should Direct 'The Avengers' Instead Of Jon Favreau? One Of These Guys!

When Jon Favreau said he would not be available to direct "The Avengers" for Marvel, he opened the doors for speculation about who would be behind the camera.

Favreau's "Iron Man" breathed life into the current wave of Marvel films culminating in 2012's gigantic crossover event, but someone else will have to step in to bring his storyline together with "The Incredible Hulk," "The First Avenger: Captain America" and "Thor."

Here are five directors who might be able to pull it off and make the "Avengers" movie fans want to see.

Zack Snyder: Was "Watchmen" Snyder's last word in superhero movies? Its box office performance may have made that debatable, but its visual presentation was spectacular. Snyder's name sits on a short list including Brett Ratner and Bryan Singer who have tackled superhero team movies in recent years, and his name comes at the top right now.

If Marvel
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Live Action Akira Movie Comes Back from the Dead

  • FilmJunk
We heard reports [1] a couple of months ago that the live action adaptation of the seminal anime flick Akira had lost its director and essentially been shelved, which was no doubt seen by some as a fortunate turn of events. If you were hoping this project would stay dead, however, prepare to be disappointed because this week the Akira feature film looks to be revving its engines all over again. According to Collider [2], Leonardo DiCaprio’s production company Appian Way and Warner Brothers are still actively developing the film, and are currently awaiting a new draft of the script from Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby. Fergus and Ostby have some serious geek cred under their belts as they previously worked on the screenplays for Children of Men, Iron Man and First Snow. Apparently their version of Akira is still set in post-apocalyptic Manhattan, but it's unclear if the adaptation is being planned as two films,
See full article at FilmJunk »

'Iron Man' Screenwriters Keep Live-Action 'Akira' Alive

  • MTV Splash Page
We all thought the live-action “Akira” movie was dead and buried, but we were wrong.

According to Collider, the update on Katsuhiro Otomo’s popular anime (based on his graphic novel) is still breathing, though it’s not exactly up and walking around just yet.

Warner Bros. has kept the project in development and is about to receive a new script from Oscar nominees Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, whose joint credits include “Children of Men,” “Iron Man” and the upcoming “Cowboys & Aliens” (which recently added director Jon Favreau and actor Robert Downey Jr.).

Of course, it’s necessary to clarify that their “Children of Men” script was an early version, which was rewritten by director Alfonso Cuaron, and that much of what they wrote for “Iron Man” was also rewritten daily as the movie was being shot—but at least they have a good track record for what their names have been connected to.
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