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The Goonies Never Say Die This Weekend Midnights at The Tivoli!

19 hours ago | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“C’mon Mikey, give me a lickery kiss!”

The Goonies (1985) plays this weekend (July 29th and 30th) at The Tivoli at midnight as part of their Reel Late at the Tivoli midnight series.

Four kids – Mikey (Sean Astin), Chunk (Jeff Cohen), Mouth (Corey Feldman) and Data (Ke Huy Quan) who call themselves “The Goonies” finds a map in the attic of Mikey’s house. Their beloved neighborhood is about to become a golf course, so they go out on an adventure to find lost buried treasure. Unfortunately, three crooks Mama Fratelli (Anne Ramsey) with her sons Jake (Robert Davi) and Francis (Joe Pantoliano) are also seeking the treasure.

One of the most beloved movies of the 80’s, The Goonies is a timeless adventure from director Richard Donner and producer Steven Spielberg that has stood the test of time.

The Goonies has youth, fun, and excitement by the truckload but also »

- Tom Stockman

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Ava DuVernay Documentary to Open New York Film Festival

21 July 2016 9:04 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

The Fall Film Festivals (Venice, Toronto, Telluride, New York and London) are almost upon us. Or at least the announcements of their programmes are. Tiff announces next Tuesday, Venice at the end of of July. New York announced its opening night selection this week, Ava DuVernay’s The 13th, a documentary about the high incarceration rate, particularly of African Americans, in the United States.

The title refers to the constitutional amendment abolishing slavery:

Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States.”

The film mixes archival footage - from the civil rights movement, Ku Klux Klan to the Black Lives Matter movement - with modern day commentary to present the ramifications of the amendment and the history of racial inequality in the Us. It’s an apt choice for all that’s unfolding in »

- Murtada Elfadl

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‘Phillauri’ to release on 31st March 2017

20 July 2016 9:00 PM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Fox Star Studios and Anushka Sharma’s home production, Phillauri, will release on 31st March 2017. Shot extensively in the picturesque and colorful state of Punjab, the film stars Diljit Dosanjh, Suraj Sharma, Mehreen Pirzada and Anushka Sharma. The shoot had begun on Baisakhi earlier this year in a start-to-finish schedule that wrapped up by June end.

Co-produced by Clean Slate Films (Anushka’s production banner with brother Karnesh Sharma) and Fox Star Studios, Phillauri is a fun-filled romantic Hindi film set in Phillaur, Punjab. Directed by debutant Anshai Lal & written by Anvita Dutt, the film has a unique premise- it took almost 100 years, a crazy Punjabi wedding and rank strangers to complete this love story.

“We are very happy to announce the release date of Phillauri – a romantic, fun film with loads of desi colour. It will release on 31st March 2017. Currently, the post production work is in full swing »

- Press Releases

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Trailer for Valley of Love starring Isabelle Huppert and Gerard Depardieu

20 July 2016 8:30 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Curzon Artificial Eye has released a trailer for the 2015 Palme d’Or contender Valley of Love. Written and directed by Guillaume Nicloux, the film stars prolific French stars Isabelle Huppert (Louder than Bombs, Amour) and Gerard Depardieu (Life of Pi, Welcome to New York) as a couple who venture into Death Valley, California. See the full trailer and official synopsis below…

Isabelle and Gérard go to a strange appointment in Death Valley, California. They have not seen each other for years and are here to answer to an invitation from their son Michael, a photographer, which they received after his suicide, six months ago. Despite the absurdity of the situation, they decide to follow the initiatory program designed by Michael.

Valley of Love is set to be released in cinemas and on video-on-demand August 12th.

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- Matthew Lee

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The 2016 New York Film Festival will open with Ava Duvernay’s documentary “The 13th”

20 July 2016 7:41 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Go figure. I was recently wondering when we would start hearing about which big titles were playing in the main slots at the New York Film Festival. Then, yesterday morning we get word that the Opening Night spot at Nyff has been filled. That coveted position was announced to have been taken by Ava DuVernay and a surprise documentary of hers called The 13th. This will be the first documentary to play in this position, in the 54th incarnation of the fest. As the first Nyff opener to be a non fiction title, history has been made. Consider me very intrigued by this one. This has definitely shaken up how I expected Nyff to go, but that’s never a bad thing. DuVernay obviously broke through in a big way a few years back with Selma, and this seems like one that could only make her a higher profile and more diversely talented filmmaker. »

- Joey Magidson

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Ava DuVernay Original Prison Documentary Set To Open The 54th New York Film Festival

19 July 2016 7:15 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announces Ava DuVernay’s documentary The 13th as the Opening Night selection of the 54th New York Film Festival (September 30 – October 16), making its world premiere at Alice Tully Hall. The 13th is the first-ever nonfiction work to open the festival, and will debut on Netflix and open in a limited theatrical run on October 7.

Chronicling the history of racial inequality in the United States, The 13th examines how our country has produced the highest rate of incarceration in the world, with the majority of those imprisoned being African-American. The title of DuVernay’s extraordinary and galvanizing film refers to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution—“Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States . . . ” The progression from that second qualifying clause to the horrors of mass incarceration and »

- Kellvin Chavez

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2016 New York Film Festival to Open With Ava DuVernay Documentary ‘The 13th’

19 July 2016 6:57 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Director Ava DuVernay’s documentary “The 13th” will open the 2016 New York Film Festival, marking the first time the fest has opened with a nonfiction film.

Set for an October release from Netflix, “The 13th” investigates the high rate of incarceration in the U.S., particularly of African Americans. DuVernay, whose directing credits include  “Selma” and “Middle of Nowhere,” traces a historical throughline from “The Birth of a Nation” up through Black Lives Matter, incorporating archival footage and interviews with figures including Angela Davis (pictured above), Cory Booker and Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

The selection of the 2016 opener lends an air of topical urgency to this year’s Nyff, with the subject of the documentary chiming with current events that have pushed tensions between police and the African-American community to a high. It also gives DuVernay’s film a high-profile slot in a tightly curated festival with strong awards-season cache. »

- Gordon Cox

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Ava DuVernay’s ‘The 13th’ Will Open the 2016 New York Film Festival

19 July 2016 6:06 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

If the languid summer tentpole season has you down, fear not, as the promising fall slate is around the corner and today brings the first news of what we’ll see at the 2016 New York Film Festival. For the first time ever, a non-fiction film will open The Film Society of Lincoln Center’s festival: Ava DuVernay‘s The 13th. Her timely follow-up to Selma chronicles the history of racial inequality in the United States and will arrive on Netflix and in limited theaters shortly after its premiere at Nyff, on October 7.

“It is a true honor for me and my collaborators to premiere The 13th as the opening night selection of the New York Film Festival,” Ava DuVernay says. “This film was made as an answer to my own questions about how and why we have become the most incarcerated nation in the world, how and why we regard »

- Jordan Raup

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Review: Ghostbusters Ain't Afraid of No Estrogen!

14 July 2016 4:00 PM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

The new Ghostbusters uses the same iconic logo of the original 1984 film, with a few minor differences: the new one is beveled, and shiny. Such is the essential difference between this new remake and the beloved classic of our childhoods. Truth in advertising! Literally bursting from its own letterboxed framing (the black bars at the top and the bottom of the screen are there only for show) with 3D proton blasts and flying ghoulish swishiness regularly firing off screen, a la the tiger from Life of Pi. The film is utterly stuffed with stuff, yet chock full of the kind of humor we've come to expect from stars Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones as led by co-writer and director Paul...

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Demi Moore shoots for Indian film on human trafficking

14 July 2016 3:32 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

For the first time the very sexy Demi Moore will be seen in an Indian film. In Tabrez Noorani's Love Soniya, Ms Moore plays an activist. While the nature of her part is being kept under wraps, she is apparently playing the role of a strong reformist who helps rescue victims of human trafficking. Tabrez says it was relatively easy to get Demi Moore on board. "It wasn't that difficult at all. Demi has been involved in campaigns against human trafficking for years and has her own non-profit organization called "Thorn" which helps such victims. She loved the script and was happy to play the part of the social worker." Another American actor Mark Duplas, plays a wealthy man who encounters the protagonist Sonia (Riya Sisodia) in La. Says Tabrez, "He was a delight to work with as well. Both Demi and Mark shot in La and we are »

- Subhash K. Jha

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Richa Chadda to share screen space with Demi Moore and Freida Pinto

5 July 2016 7:28 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Richa Chadha, who was last seen in Omung Kumar's Sarbjit, is now doing her first ever cross-over International Film. The Indo-American project is directed by Tabrez Noorani. The untitled project will focus on human trafficking. Along with Richa Chadha, Frieda Pinto is also the part of the film. Hollywood actress Demi Moore, best known for her roles in Ghost and Striptease, will also star in a special role. The film will be extensively shot in L.A and in Hong Kong. It is produced by David Womark, who has also produced Oscar nominated movie Life of Pi. Meanwhile, Richa Chadha will be seen in a new avatar in Pooja Bhatt's Cabaret. »

- Bollywood Hungama News Network

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When Animals Attack: Ranking Bloodthirsty Movie Predators

24 June 2016 12:09 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Across her diverse filmography, Blake Lively has hung tough against the menaces of gun-toting criminals (The TownHickSavages), mean rich teens (Gossip Girl), aging (The Age of Adaline), moving away from your friends (the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants films), and being in Green Lantern (Green Lantern). Yet her latest project — the watery survival flick The Shallows — will pit the actress against her deadliest foe yet. After a surfing incident strands the starlet on a solitary outcropping of rock, a hungry shark encircles her as the tide rises. Teen soap opera alumna vs. »

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How the film industry blew it with 3D

23 June 2016 1:22 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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3D was supposed to be the next big thing for cinema. It accounts for just 20% of ticket sales. What went wrong?

In early 2010, James Cameron's Avatar became the USA's 24th most successful cinema release of all time, and it still holds that position today.

I'm measuring that success by the actual number of tickets sold, but perhaps you prefer the way the Hollywood hype machine processes these things. Their version of how this works, in which records can be broken over and over again for a continual stream of back-slaps and headlines, makes Avatar into The Biggest Film of All Time. Don't adjust for inflation but just sum up the numbers on the tickets, and it's true, Avatar is certainly the highest grossing film to ever see the inside of a cinema.

Either way, whether it's top of the pops or holding on strong at number »

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Film Review: ‘The Shallows’

23 June 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Most shark attacks occur in less than six feet of water. In many ways, that fact alone is scarier than just about anything in Jaume Collet-Serra’s “The Shallows” — unless you count the color of Blake Lively’s face, which some visual effects flunky inadvertently turned a seasick shade of green when digitally superimposing it onto surf double Isabella Nichols.

Like “The Deep” — the schlocky 1977 Peter Benchley adaptation immortalized by the sight of Jacqueline Bisset in a wet T-shirt — Collet-Serra’s more aptly named film recognizes that audiences tend to be a lot more interested in water-logged thrillers when there’s a pretty actress at stake. As the sexy alternative to the protagonists of “All Is Lost” (Robert Redford is too old) and “Life of Pi” (Suraj Sharma is too young), Lively plays Nancy, a med school student who faces off against a great white shark just a few yards from shore. »

- Peter Debruge

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Jeffrey Katzenberg: ‘We Blew It on 3D’

21 June 2016 4:17 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Barcelona — Jeffrey Katzenberg may be standing down from his top job at DreamWorks Animation. He was still, however, the star at the first day of Barcelona’s CineEurope, where he talked on a panel addressing The Future of Cinema, and then showcased DreamWorks Animation movies, which excerpts from “Trolls” and “Boss Baby,” both unveiled last week at Annecy.

Katzenberg did not mince his words. “Unfortunately, we blew it on 3D,” he said.

“It was a game-changing opportunity for the industry. When you gave them an exceptional film that artistically, creativity embraced and celebrated the uniqueness of that experience, people were happy to pay the premium,” he recalled with a note of sadness, citing “Avatar,” “Monsters vs. Aliens,” and “Life of Pi.”

But other producers had “taken the low-road and gimmicked it. Instantly, we lost good will.”

Some of that may be made up by “Avatar 2,’” he added.

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- Emilio Mayorga

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Ingenious forms $200m venture with China’s Hejing Culture

19 June 2016 8:57 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

UK-based film financier Ingenious has formed a joint venture with China’s Hejing Culture to produce and co-finance a slate of independent films in a deal worth $200m.

The deal comes two years after China and the UK signed a co-production treaty. The two partners said they intend some of the projects they co-finance to qualify as official Sino-uk co-productions. However, co-production status is not a requirement of the venture.

Backed by private and government investment, Hejing is a cultural media and film-television fund with more than $70bn assets under management. It has been involved in editing and republishing Chinese classic novels and owns the adaptation rights.

“It’s time to go international and show the world the charm of Chinese content and Chinese story-telling,” said Hejing Culture CEO Zhang Aiyi.

Ingenious CEO Neil Forster said: “The global market for entertainment content is experiencing an exciting period of change – from the seismic shifts in individual consumption patterns »

- lizshackleton@gmail.com (Liz Shackleton)

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As Stacey Snider Ascends at Fox, Hollywood Is in Turnaround

17 June 2016 9:44 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

At the 2014 New York Film Festival premiere of “Gone Girl,” Twentieth Century Fox Film Chairman and CEO Jim Gianopulos seemed visibly relieved to have Stacey Snider finally join the studio, after months of speculation that this capable executive would join him from DreamWorks. Now, almost two years later —and after a 25-year career at Fox —the studio has confirmed that Gianopulos’ contract will not be renewed after it expires on June 30, 2017, when he will graduate “upstairs” into an executive role at parent company 21st Century Fox.

This follows a transition for Snider that has not been smooth. While the veteran exec has the right mix of skills to run a studio (and did so at Universal with Ron Meyer), knows how to manage a team of executives, and how to develop, produce, and release movies that are smart and four-quadrant friendly, entering the Fox landscape proved to be a challenge. »

- Anne Thompson

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As Stacey Snider Ascends at Fox, Hollywood Is in Turnaround

17 June 2016 9:44 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

At the 2014 New York Film Festival premiere of “Gone Girl,” Twentieth Century Fox Film Chairman and CEO Jim Gianopulos seemed visibly relieved to have Stacey Snider finally join the studio, after months of speculation that this capable executive would join him from DreamWorks. Now, almost two years later —and after a 25-year career at Fox —the studio has confirmed that Gianopulos’ contract will not be renewed after it expires on June 30, 2017, when he will graduate “upstairs” into an executive role at parent company 21st Century Fox.

This follows a transition for Snider that has not been smooth. While the veteran exec has the right mix of skills to run a studio (and did so at Universal with Ron Meyer), knows how to manage a team of executives, and how to develop, produce, and release movies that are smart and four-quadrant friendly, entering the Fox landscape proved to be a challenge. »

- Anne Thompson

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Swallows And Amazons trailer & poster

16 June 2016 8:45 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Here’s the brand new trailer for  latest incarnation of Swallows And Amazons. The movie is based on the novel by Arthur Ransome and was turned into a film back in 1974. This 2016 version is directed by Philippa Lowthorpe has an all-star cast which includes Rafe Spall (Life of Pi, I Give it a Year), Andrew Scott (Sherlock, Spectre) […]

The post Swallows And Amazons trailer & poster appeared first on HeyUGuys. »

- David Sztypuljak

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Ang Lee warns Chinese filmmakers to slow down

13 June 2016 6:42 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Life Of Pi director was speaking during the Shanghai International Film Festival.

Speaking at the Shanghai International Film Festival (Siff), director Ang Lee has warned Chinese filmmakers to slow down and learn their craft rather than rush out under-developed films to satisfy the booming China market.

“I don’t want to hold [directors] back from development, but they shouldn’t grow too fast. This is an emerging industry and the start of a golden age - it’s not the peak, it’s just the beginning,” said Lee, speaking at a SIFForum session hosted by digital giant Tencent on Monday »

- lizshackleton@gmail.com (Liz Shackleton)

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