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‘Okja’ Review: Bong Joon Ho Delivers His ‘E.T.’ With Delightful Tale of a Mutant Pig and the Girl Who Loves Her — Cannes 2017

19 May 2017 3:57 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Nobody makes entertaining movies with purpose better than Korean director Bong Joon Ho. Both the dystopian train ride of “Snowpiercer” and the environmentally-conscious “The Host” combine outrageous, effects-driven showdowns with real ideas. The charming “Okja” continues that welcome trend, following the peculiar exploits of a mutant pig and the girl who loves her, while using that blatantly silly premise to assemble a savvy anti-corporate screed.

The director’s sixth feature takes place in an alternate present in which the bioengineering entity known as the Mirando Corporation has figured out a technology for growing animals in laboratories for food. In the snazzy, over-the-top opening sequence, CEO Lucy Miranda (Tilda Swinton with a sinister grin, revisiting the role of zany villain after a similar turn in Bong’s “Snowpiercer”) unveils a new challenge: The company will disseminate its baby pigs to farmers around the world, then recollect them in a decade for a beauty pageant. »

- Eric Kohn

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Netflix’s ‘Okja’ Redeems Itself With Cannes Critics After Tech Snafu

19 May 2017 2:26 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Okja” rebounded from technical glitches to score with audiences during its Cannes Film Festival press screening on Friday.

Reviews haven’t hit yet but the fantasy adventure was earning comparisons to “E.T.” and Roald Dahl on Twitter moments after the credits rolled on the film.  Critics and media were reaching for adjectives like “visionary” and “endearing.” The film is directed by Bong Joon-ho, the visionary filmmaker behind “Memories of a Murder” and “The Host.” There were a few naysayers who said that the story of a girl trying to save her creature pal from a greedy corporation didn’t quite cohere. It is one of two Netflix movies premiering at this year’s festival.

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Cannes Apologizes For ‘Okja’ Screening Technical Glitches

The film was projected for more than six minutes in the wrong aspect ratio while audience members booed and stomped their feet until it was fixed. The negative »

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Exclusive: The Meteoric Rise of ‘Hidden Figures’ and ‘Scream Queens’ Star Glen Powell

21 April 2017 11:55 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

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“I’m still working my way up the food chain,” Glen Powell tells Et of his breakthrough in Hollywood, which over the past two years includes celebrated roles in Richard Linklater’s Everybody Wants Some!! and Ryan Murphy’s Scream Queens, as well as portraying John Glenn in the Academy Awards Best Picture nominee Hidden Figures. His latest is playing an Army sergeant in Sand Castle, a film inspired by true events that took place during the Iraq War, debuting on Netflix Friday, April 21. Co-starring Nicholas Hoult, Henry Cavill and Logan Marshall-Green, it’s the latest film to earn buzz for the actor, who has been dubbed one of Hollywood’s hottest rising stars.

While the Austin, Texas, native’s recent breakout success has elevated him to a new level of attention -- fashion spreads in Interview and Coveteur magazines, an invitation to the 2017 Academy Awards -- Powell has been »

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11 Surprising Facts About the Real History of McDonald’s

24 January 2017 6:43 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Richard and Maurice McDonald revolutionized the way that billions of people around the world eat – and produce – fast food.

The business they started in the 1930s as a hot dog stand near a racetrack is now valued at over $110 billion with more than 36,000 locations in over 100 countries around the world.

But McDonald’s wouldn’t be the global force it is today if not for the man who bought the family business and turned it into an empire.

The Founder, starring Michael Keaton, tells the story of Ray Kroc, a one-time traveling salesman who joined McDonald’s as a franchise »

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Berlin sets competition, adds Amazon and BBC drama premieres

20 January 2017 5:32 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Stanley Tucci, Catherine Deneuve dramas join competition; TV dramas and Oleg Sentsov doc set to get world premiere.

The Berlin International Film Festival has finalised its competition and Berlinale Special strands.

Joining the festival in Out Of Competition berths are Stanley Tucci-directed Final Portrait and Catherine Deneuve drama Sage Femme.

James Gray’s The Lost City Of Z will have its interntional premiere while documentary The Trial: The State of Russia vs Oleg Sentsov will have its world premiere.

Among TV world premieres are Amazon’s Patriot and BBC One’s SS-gb.

In total, 18 of the 24 films selected for Competitionwill be competing for the Golden and the Silver Bears. 22 of the films will have their world premieres at the festival.

For the third time, Berlinale Special Series will present a selection of TV series in the official programme. Six German and international productions will have their world premieres at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele this year »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Berlin finalises competition, adds TV premieres

20 January 2017 5:32 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Stanley Tucci, Catherine Deneuve dramas join competition; TV dramas and Oleg Sentsov doc set to get world premiere.

The Berlin International Film Festival has finalised its competition and Berlinale Special strands.

Joining the competition are

18 of the 24 films selected for Competition will be competing for the Golden and the Silver Bears. 22 of the films will have their world premieres at the festival.

The Berlinale Special will present recent works by contemporary filmmakers, documentaries, and extraordinary formats, as well as brand new series from around the world.

Berlinale Special Galas will be held at the Friedrichstadt-Palast and Zoo Palast. Other Special premieres will take place at the Kino International. Moderated discussions will follow the screenings at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele.

For the third time, Berlinale Special Series will present a selection of TV series in the official programme. Six German and international productions will have their world premieres at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele this year. Audiences »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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