19 items from 2016
A trailer and batch of images have arrived online for director Susanna White’s upcoming thriller Our Kind of Traitor. Based on the John le Carré novel of the same name, the film stars Ewan McGregor, Naomie Harris, Stellan Skarsgård and Damian Lewis; check them out below…
While on holiday in Marrakech, an ordinary English couple, Perry (Ewan McGregor – The Impossible, The Ghost) and Gail (Naomie Harris – Spectre, Southpaw), befriend a flamboyant and charismatic Russian, Dima (Stellan Skarsgård – Avengers: Age Of Ultron, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo), who unbeknownst to them is a kingpin money launderer for the Russian mafia.
When Dima asks for their help to deliver classified information to the British Secret Services, Perry and Gail get caught in a dangerous world of international espionage and dirty politics. The couple is propelled on a perilous journey through Paris and Bern, a safe house in the French Alps, »
- Amie Cranswick
In this all-new episode of Tfgp we discuss our recent Youtube Stream of Rainbow Six: Seige, Katy dives in the world of Indie Games, while Eric talks about his time with Telltale’s Game of Thrones and Minecraft: Story Mode. Come inside to listen.
Since it’s almost Valentine’s Day, the crew also decided to talk about love, relationships and the joy and pain that come from them. In Wtf we reveal some of our worst jobs as well as the benefits to vagina weight-lifting.
Some how, we also manage to cover some of the biggest stories in gaming and geek culture.
Warning! Explicit Content!
A very big thanks to Clockwork in College Station Texas for hosting us.
Cast: Eric, Kyle and Katy and Ransom
This weeks Artist Spotlight is Drive, by the group Glades.
Listen to the episode to find out how you could win one »
- email@example.com (Eric Gibbs)
The flood of trailer drops continues today with "Our Kind of Traitor," the new film based on the spy novel by John le Carre ("Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy," "A Most Wanted Man"). "Drive" scribe Hossein Amini adapted the script while Susanna White ("Boardwalk Empire," "Generation Kill") directs the film opening May 6th.
Ewan McGregor, Stellan Skarsgard, Damian Lewis and Naomie Harris star in the film in which a couple is drawn into a dangerous game of international espionage involving a money launderer, a ruthless MI6 agent, the Russian mafia and beyond.
- Garth Franklin
Who can you trust with the truth? Ewan McGregor and Naomie Harris are a couple drawn into a dangerous game of international espionage, caught between Stellan Skarsgard’s money-launder, the Russian mafia, the British government, and Damian Lewis’ ruthless MI6 agent.
Have a look at the trailer below.
The film will hit UK cinemas May 6, 2016.
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- Kellvin Chavez
Shot back in mid-2014, we’ve been waiting for the latest John le Carré adaptation for some time, and now we finally have news on when at least some audiences can see Our Kind of Traitor. Led by Ewan McGregor, Stellan Skarsgard, Damian Lewis and Naomie Harris, it’ll hit U.K. theaters on May 6th and today brings the first trailer.
Directed by Susanna White (Boardwalk Empire, Generation Kill) and adapted by Hossein Amini (The Two Faces of January, Drive), it follows a couple drawn into a dangerous game of international espionage, caught between a money-launder, the Russian mafia, the British government, and a ruthless MI6 agent. After A Most Wanted Man was well-received, hopefully this follows it up strongly. Check out the trailer, synopsis, and batch of images below.
- Jordan Raup
Focus Features’ ongoing identity crisis worsened Thursday, as the specialty unit behind “The Theory of Everything,” “Brokeback Mountain” and “Moonrise Kingdom” underwent its second major management shakeup in less than three years.
Focus CEO Peter Schlessel, who replaced founder James Schamus in 2013, is being ousted as part of a drastic housecleaning by parent Universal Pictures. The studio is merging the label with Universal Pictures International Productions (Upip), in an attempt to make the unit more global and artistically relevant after a series of highly touted awards-season pictures such as “The Danish Girl” and “Suffragette” collapsed at the box office. Upip Managing Director Peter Kujawski will now be tasked with being chairman of the global unit.
The bloodletting, which is also resulting in the loss of COO Adrian Alperovich, marketing president Christine Birch and acquisitions chief Lia Buman, seems to be an acknowledgment by Universal’s brass that it erred in »
- Brent Lang
Deadline is reporting that Nicolas Winding Refn is to team up with Skyfall and Spectre screenwriters Neil Purvis and Robert Wade for a new film which “will have an Asian setting with both thriller and action elements.” Plot details are being kept under wraps, but Refn will direct the project, as well as producing through his Space Rocket Nation company.
Refn’s latest film The Neon Demon is set for release later this year and stars Elle Fanning as an “aspiring model who moves to Los Angeles, where her youth and vitality are devoured by a group of beauty-obsessed women who will take any means necessary to get what she has.” Also featuring in the cast are Christina Hendricks (Drive), Jena Malone (Inherent Vice), Bella Heathcote (Dark Shadows), Desmond Harrington (Wrong Turn), Alessandro Nivola (Selma), Abbey Lee (Mad Max: Fury Road) and Keanu Reeves (John Wick). »
- Gary Collinson
Director and writer Edward Parone, who was a mentor to many of the promising young playwrights in 1960s New York, including Edward Albee and LeRoi Jones (Amiri Baraka), died at his home in Nambe, New Mexico, on Sunday, January 24 after a short battle with cancer. He was 90.
In what was one of the most fertile periods in American theater, with the emergence of edgy, boundary-pushing playwrights, Parone was an artistic member of New York’s Albee-Barr-Wilder Playwrights Unit, a company devoted exclusively to the development and production of new American plays and an early pioneer of the type of new play development that has since been replicated by nonprofit theaters across the country. During this period, Parone directed the world premiere of LeRoi Jones’ signature play “The Dutchman,” and would go on to nurture playwrights such as Sam Shepard, Lanford Wilson and John Guare.
In 1967 Parone joined Gordon Davidson, artistic »
- Carmel Dagan
Deadline has learned that James Bond scribes Neal Purvis and Robert Wade will pen the script for a new movie from Drive and Only God Forgives director Nicolas Winding Refn. The duo have writing credits on six Bond flicks, including all four of the Daniel Craig-led entries in the 007 franchise. Little is known about the project, however it's being described as an Asian-set action thriller, which has led... Read More »
- Jesse Giroux
For quite a while now, Nicolas Winding Refn has been talking about "The Avenging Silence," a Tokyo-set movie that would feature a protagonist not unlike the ones played by Mads Mikkelsen in "Valhalla Rising" and Ryan Gosling in "Drive" — a stoic, silent, singularly driven character. And while he has been tight-lipped about any plot details, last summer he revealed that the script was in the works, and added, "I would love to do like a spy movie, something like that." So bear in that mind with this latest development. Read More: Watch A 1-Hour Talk With Nicolas Winding Refn About His Book 'The Act Of Seeing' Deadline reports that writers Neal Purvis and Robert Wade — James Bond franchise veterans who have put their pen to six 007 movies including "Casino Royale," "Quantum Of Solace," "Skyfall," and "Spectre" — are working with Refn on a project that "will have an Asian »
- Kevin Jagernauth
All that's known about the plot is that it will involve an Asian setting and have both thriller and action elements. The project is in very early stages at this point.
Winding Refn is developing and producing the project with Lene Borglum through their Space Rocket Nation company. His latest feature, "The Neon Demon," is due to open later this year and he's producing the "Maniac Cop" remake which begins shooting this Summer.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
An announcement was made today that Warner Bros. Pictures will distribute Alcon Entertainment's follow-up to Ridley Scott's 1982 masterpiece "Blade Runner" in the States, with Sony handling all of international. Denis Villeneuve ("Prisoners") is confirmed to be directing the film starring Ryan Gosling ("The Big Short", "Drive") and Harrison Ford ("Indiana Jones", "Star Wars") who is reprising his role as Rick Deckard. Hampton Fancher (co-writer of the original) and Michael Green have written the original screenplay based on an idea by Fancher and Ridley Scott. The story takes place several decades after the conclusion of the 1982 original. Frank Giustra and Tim Gamble, CEO's of Thunderbird Films, will serve as executive producers. Ridley Scott will also executive »
Nicholas Winding Refn: “This initiative gives young people in particular the chance to see films and understand that film is a futuristic language.” Photo: Richard Mowe
Should the film industry really be encouraging people to watch films on their mobiles, tablets and computer screens rather than experiencing them, initially at least, in cinemas?
Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive, Only God Forgives) declared in Paris that he has no inhibitions about how film fans consume cinema. “There are as many variations in watching movies as there are sexual positions,” he posited rather controversially.
Isabelle Giordano (Unifrance director general): The philosophy behind the event is to give a new lease of life to titles that may not have had adequate exposure through conventional channels Photo: Richard Mowe
He heads the film-makers’ jury for the Unifrance initiative MyFrenchFilmFestival which was launched at a shindig in the Eiffel Tower as part of »
- Richard Mowe
UniFrance has upped the ante for the sixth edition of its online festival MyFrenchFilmFestival, expanding the fest’s global reach with more partners and movies.
The prestigious launch was hosted at the Eiffel Tower before a crowd of filmmakers, actors, French industryites and international journos.
In attendance was Danish helmer Nicolas Winding Refn (“Drive,” “Only God Forgives”), who is presiding the filmmakers jury, along with his fellow members Marjane Satrapi (“Persepolis”), Felix Van Groeningen (“The Broken Circle Breakdown”), David Robert Mitchell (“It Follows”) and Valérie Donzelli (“Marguerite and Julien”).
“My FrenchFilmFestival gives young people the opportunity to see the films and understand film is a futuristic language,” said Refn on stage.
The competition roster is made up of Jérôme Bonnell »
- Elsa Keslassy
Director: Nicolas Winding Refn
Danish auteur Nicolas Winding Refn, who has since attained cult status thanks to the success of 2011’s Drive (which snagged a Best Director award at Cannes), struck divisive chords with his 2013 follow-up Only God Forgives, which was booed at Cannes and resulted in a documentary about the experience the following year from Refn’s wife, Liv Corfixen (My Life Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn). In a response to critiques of misogyny in his narratives, Refn returns with the Los Angeles set The Neon Demon, a femme centric horror film written by Mary Laws and co-financed by Wild Bunch and Gaumont (explaining its eligibility for our foreign films list). Starring a notable cast consisting of Elle Fanning, Jena Malone, Keanu Reeves and Refn favorite Christina Hendricks, the director describes it as a ‘horror film about vicious beauty,’ concerning »
- Nicholas Bell
Exclusive: Veteran executive departs production company after nine years
The co-president of OddLot Entertainment has stepped down after nine years in the role to pursue the proverbial “new opportunities”, Screendaily has learned.
While further details remained thin on the ground, a spokesperson for OddLot issued the following statement:
“After nine years as co-president of OddLot Entertainment, Bill Lischak is transitioning to a consulting position with the company and will continue oversight on a few projects currently in the works.”
OddLot is a partner with Bold Films and Sierra Pictures in the international sales venture Sierra/Affinity. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Cheer on local talent with these potentially great UK films from 2016, including drama, comedy, action, horror, fantasy & more…
While Batman Vs Superman, Captain America: Civil War, X-Men Apocalypse and other mega franchises are expected to dominate cinemas in 2016, let’s hear it for the films below. None are sequels, few have titanic budgets, all of them are British and each of them has the potential to be great.
2016 looks to be a particularly strong year for UK crime drama, with Ben Wheatley’s Free Fire, Adam Smith’s Trespass Against Us and Michael Apted’s Unlocked on their way. Military thrillers are also well represented this year, with Gavin Hood’s Eye In The Sky, Fernando Coimbra’s Sand Castle, and Simon West’s Stratton incoming. There’s also comedy, fantasy, drama, horror and even a musical waiting for you below.
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Hendricks will play Diane, a woman who runs a charitable organization who, naturally, becomes the love interest to Billy Bob Thornton's mall-Santa scoundrel Willie Soke.
Source: Miramax »
- Garth Franklin
After enjoying a little break time, the Cinelinx crew is back to ring in the New Year with a look ahead to some of our most anticipated films of 2016, and why you should be excited as well. Come inside to check out our lists and add your own!
The start of a new year is always filled with promise. While not every film we're looking forward to seeing will be the success we had hoped, we can look ahead with nothing but optimism and hope. As such, a few members on our team decided to break down the films they're most looking forward to seeing throughout the year and corssing their fingers for:
Jordan: My 2015 in movies was pretty amazing, with the return of my beloved franchises and some impressive storytelling. While I had been looking forward to 2015 in movies for a while, 2016 is shaping up to be even more impressive. »
- email@example.com (Jordan Maison)
19 items from 2016
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