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A dazzling, delirious descent into the heart of Hollywood darkness from Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn, The Neon Demon features a powerhouse performance from Elle Fanning (Super 8, Maleficent) as a young model who’ll do anything to make it. To celebrate the DVD and Blu-ray release of the most talked about film of the year, we have a DVD copy of this hypnotic, controversial and unforgettable classic to give away.
16-year-old aspiring model Jesse moves to Los Angeles to pursue her dream. Signed by a prestigious agency, Jesse quickly finds herself working with some of the city’s top designers and photographers. Make-up artist Ruby takes Jesse under her wing, but Jesse’s innocence and youth make her a target for her fellow models, Gigi and Sarah, who are willing to go to any lengths to possess Jesse’s fresh, young allure, and to take revenge on her for stealing their limelight. »
- Gary Collinson
A dazzling, delirious descent into the heart of Hollywood darkness from Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn, The Neon Demon features a powerhouse performance from Elle Fanning (Super 8, Maleficent) as a young model who'll do anything to make it. To celebrate the DVD and Blu-ray release of the most talked about film of the year, we have a DVD copy of this hypnotic, controversial and unforgettable classic to give away.. Contest Ends on Monday, November 07, 2016 »
Ford will receive the Hollywood Breakthrough Director Award for “Nocturnal Animals” and Platt will receive the Hollywood Producer Award for his films this year including “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk,” “The Girl on the Train” and “La La Land.” Lonergan will receive the Hollywood Screenwriter Award for his screenplay “Manchester by the Sea.”
The awards ceremony, now in its 20th year, will be hosted by James Corden and take place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Nov. 6.
“Nocturnal Animals” stars Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal as a divorced couple discovering dark truths about each other and themselves. The film premiered at the 73rd annual Venice Film Festival, where it won the Grand Jury Prize, and is set for a Nov. 18 release from Focus Features.
- Dave McNary
“You know what my mother used to call me? Dangerous. “You’re a dangerous girl”. She was right. I am dangerous.”
Amazon Studio’s The Neon Demon directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, is a sumptuous horror-thriller, set in the highly competitive and often vicious world of fashion modeling, where the term “eat their own” takes on a decidedly new meaning. When aspiring model Jesse moves to Los Angeles, her youth and vitality are devoured by a group of beauty-obsessed women who will use any means necessary to get what she has. The film is co-written by Refn (Bronson, Drive, Only God Forgives, Valhalla Rising), Mary Laws (”Preacher”) and Polly Stenham; and stars Elle Fanning (Maleficent,Super 8), Karl Glusman (Love, Stonewall), Jena Malone (Inherent Vice,The Hunger Games series), Bella Heathcote (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Dark Shadows), Abbey Lee (Gods of Egypt, Max Max: Fury Road), with Christina Hendricks (“Mad Men, »
- Tom Stockman
Sneak Peek DC Comics "Batgirl and the Birds Of Prey", available October 12, 2016, written by Julie Benson, Shawna Benson and illustrated by Claire Roe, with covers by Yanick Paquette and Karmome Shirahama:
"...the dangerous new 'Oracle' is finding that 'Gotham' mobs aren't up to the task of keeping the 'Birds of Prey' off the scent.
"So they send in the 'Snakes', including 'Copperhead', 'The Asp', 'Cottonmouth' and 'Lady Viper' are the most venomous foes the Birds have ever faced..."
"You know the one I want to do? I want to make 'Batgirl'," said Refn. "Let's get Warners working on it."
"...it would probably be great fun.
"I very much enjoy my freedom creatively, but I also would love to make one of those big Hollywood films that costs a lot of money. »
- Michael Stevens
Audiences in Lyon will be treated to a restored version of the 1951 technicolor British adaptation of French opera “Tales of Hoffmann” directed by Powell and starring American tenor Robert Rounseville and British ballet dancer Moira Shearer, as well as Claude Sautet’s “César et Rosalie” (pictured) in honor of the great French screenwriter writer Jean-Loup Dabadie.
Les Acacias assistant director Jean-Fabrice Janaudy described “Tales of Hoffmann” as “a visual masterpiece, a unique cinematic feast.”
The distribution company, founded in 1981, serves as an intermediary between the films and viewers both through distribution and programming for two cinemas in the Paris area: the historic Max Linder Panorama theater and Le Vincennes cinema in Vincennes on the outskirts of the French capital.
Films they have distributed »
- Will Thorne
In a few short years, two decades will be between Nicolas Winding Refn and his second feature film, “Bleeder.” While the director’s works before his breakout “Drive” — the “Pusher” trilogy, “Bronson,” and “Valhalla Rising” among them — are mostly easily seen, for whatever reason, “Bleeder” has fallen to the side over time.
- Kevin Jagernauth
The perennially chatty Nicolas Winding Refn gave fans the opportunity to ask the filmmaker anything in a brand new Reddit Ama session earlier this week. The director of “Drive,” “Only God Forgives,” and 2016’s “The Neon Demon” took the time to respond to a handful questions on various topics. As ever, Refn didn’t hold back and delivered some true insights alongside some profound head-scratchers.
Here are 10 highlights from his “Ask Me Anything” Q&A:
Rumors about him making a superhero movie:
On one of his favorite films from the 20th century:
“A film that made a very big impression on me was ‘Pretty Woman.’ I went to see it in the cinemas two times!’’
On what »
- Casey Coit
Typically what we do with our ongoing Fright At Home column, is showcase the top releases of whatever respective week that the column falls on. This time though, I thought it would be fun to spread the coverage to highlight some of our favorite releases to have been put out during the month of September, opening the coverage up to put the spotlight not only Every DVD and/or Bluray, but the ones that caught our eyes. Some of the year’s best genre films have hit home video this month, so it would be silly to leave some of them out just because they came out last week, so they’ve been included, with everything from this week’s releases of The Shallows and The Neon Demon to the month’s earlier releases like The Conjuring 2 and a trio of Stephen King adaptions. So if you’re looking »
- Jerry Smith
The Nice Guys, 2016.
Directed by Shane Black.
A private detective and an enforcer team up to infiltrate the porn industry in 1977 Los Angeles.
Mismatched buddy movies have been a constant staple of Hollywood since the year dot and Shane Black’s 1987 hit Lethal Weapon is still pretty much the benchmark to which all others adhere to, the stars in perfect alignment with regards to script, actors and direction. With The Nice Guys, Black returns to the sub-genre but this time the emphasis is on the comedy rather than the action, and where better to start than hiring two actors not exactly known for their comedy chops. That’s right; instead of ‘Mad’ Mel and straight man Danny Glover – admittedly another two actors that don’t immediately spring to mind »
“I can’t sing, I can’t dance, I can’t write… no real talent. But I’m pretty, and I can make money off pretty.”
Amazon Studio’s The Neon Demon directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, is a sumptuous horror-thriller, set in the highly competitive and often vicious world of fashion modeling, where the term “eat their own” takes on a decidedly new meaning. When aspiring model Jesse moves to Los Angeles, her youth and vitality are devoured by a group of beauty-obsessed women who will use any means necessary to get what she has. The film is co-written by Refn (Bronson, Drive, Only God Forgives, Valhalla Rising), Mary Laws (”Preacher”) and Polly Stenham; and stars Elle Fanning (Maleficent,Super 8), Karl Glusman (Love, Stonewall), Jena Malone (Inherent Vice, The Hunger Games series), Bella Heathcote (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Dark Shadows), Abbey Lee (Gods of Egypt, Max Max: »
- Tom Stockman
Guillermo del Toro (The Devil's Backbone, Crimson Peak) has contributed two signed items, a copy of Pacific Rim and The Book of Life, to A Cause for Entertainment's auction to fight breast cancer. Also in today's Horror Highlights: Friday the 13th franchise enamel pins from Fright Rags, the list of short films at Fantastic Fest 2016, Dr. West: A Reanimated Parody sneak peek details, and info on the new poetry collection, As the Blade Cuts.
Guillermo del Toro-Signed Memorabilia at A Cause for Entertainment's Auction to Fight Breast Cancer: "Starting bid: $50.00
Oscar nominated Writer/Director Guillermo Del Toro, known for his work on Cronos, The Devil's Backbone, Hellboy, Pan's Labyrinth and Crimson Peak, has generously donated a signed copy of his film Pacific Rim and his book “The Book of Life” to support the fight against breast cancer.
Auction starts: October 17th, 2016 12:00 am
Auction ends: November 6th, 2016 7:30 pm »
- Tamika Jones
Details on American Murder Song‘s third Ep, The Reckoning, kicks off today’s Horror Highlights. Also: Jennifer Blanc-Biehn joins the cast of Voyeur and a Daily Dead Q&A with Z Nation composer Jason Gallagher.
American Murder Song’s The Reckoning Details: Press Release: “1816, The Year Without A Summer, was an infamous year. A natural disaster blew its vengeance over the American northeast until every damn thing was froze, and the ground became death. Trapped indoors, Mary Shelly penned her classic novel Frankenstein. Two hundred years later, cult film composers Terrance Zdunich (Repo! The Genetic Opera) and Saar Hendelman (The Devil’S Carnival franchise) are resurrecting that fateful year as the setting for a bitter new batch of murder ballads. Prepare thyself for American Murder Song’s third extended play album, III. The Reckoning.
On American Murder Song’s first Ep, I. Dawn, Terrance and Saar led listeners through »
- Tamika Jones
“Dark Night,” which premiered at Sundance in January, will screen at the Venice Intl. Film Festival. The film focuses on the lives of six strangers intersecting at a suburban multiplex where a massacre occurs.
“Donnybrook,” the first novel from Frank Bill, follows two men as they try to get to the Donnybrook — a legendary backwoods bare knuckle brawl where the winner gets $100,000. Bill is the author of the short-story collection “Crimes in Southern Indiana.”
Sutton’s previous films include “Memphis” and “Pavilion.”
“I was knocked out when I read ‘Donnybrook,’ the most raw, out of control, nasty piece of business I have ever come across,” said Rumble Films topper David Lancaster. “It fits perfectly within the signature films that Tim has made culminating with the powerful ‘Dark Night. »
- Dave McNary
In the movie world, the difference between success and failure will always be measured, to a degree, at the box office. But that can’t be the only measure. What follows is a semi-objective (as in: let’s tote up a few numbers and see what they mean) and critically subjective (as in: here’s what was good, whether or not it made money) compilation of the highlights and lowlights of the 2016 summer movie season. Please feel free to agree, disagree, or call out your own favorites and duds.
Winner: The way to get animated Twenty-one years ago, the launch of Pixar didn’t just herald the age of digital animation. It kicked off a renaissance in mainstream animated filmmaking that, miraculously, has only grown. Nearly all of these films are products for children, yet it’s an exhilarating paradox that the best of them are defined by what we »
- Owen Gleiberman
Tired of rapping with Michelle Obama and showing off to Adele, sycophantic churner of chat James Corden is back in London and kindly picking up his mate from Waterloo. Fresh from having flogged the Late Late Show’s carpool karaoke slot to international broadcasters, he’s now shifting car insurance. Presumably that’s how he got his hands on this ad’s real star: a classic Mercedes-Benz W108.
Visually, the mood is very Drive – Corden is even introduced as “The Driver” and is wearing something akin to that jacket. But he’s no Ryan Gosling – whom we can’t imagine celebrating this much at hitting a few green lights. Corden’s delight is ignored by his passenger, who shushes him while he speaks on the phone. »
- Grace Rahman
Bold Films is also financing. No directors or actors are yet attached.
The producers have brought on Jeff Buhler, whose credits include the recently wrapped “Jacob’s Ladder” remake, a rewrite of Paramount’s “Pet Sematary” and “The Midnight Meat Train,” to write the script. Misha Green (“Sunflower”) wrote the previous drafts.
The story centers on a recently engaged woman who becomes determined to find her birth family before she marries. But when she meets her unusual kin in the deep woods of Florida, she begins reliving horrifying suppressed memories that lead her to believe her newfound relatives may be hiding some dark secrets.
Rodriguez has been an active director, screenwriter and producer for more than two decades, »
- Dave McNary
Nicolas Winding Refn’s Drive is definitely more style than substance, but that’s hardly a problem when the style is just so good. A lot of that style comes from Ryan Gosling’s instantly iconic scorpion jacket, but the film’s retro-ish soundtrack handles a lot of the heavy lifting all on its own. Now, to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the film’s release, Lakeshore Records and Geoff Barrow’s Invada will be releasing a limited edition version of the Drive soundtrack on vinyl. The reissue will feature appropriately stylish new artwork as well as new linter notes by Refn and Cliff Martinez, the film’s composer. According to Fact Magazine, it’ll only be available from September 30 to December 31, so make sure to jump on it if you’re eager to listen to A Real Hero again—and really, who isn’t?
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- Sam Barsanti
Without a doubt, one of the best scores and soundtracks of the last decade is from Nicolas Winding Refn’s “Drive.” Regarded by many as Refn’s finest work, the neo-noir film was a moderate hit at the box office but has gained a cult fan base, due in part to the terrific music in the movie. […]
- Charles Dean
Chicago – Using Chicago as a backdrop has rarely been as kinetic and exciting as under the direction of Marie Ullrich. Expanding upon a short film she produced in 2010 called “Faster,” about a bike messenger in the Windy City, Ullrich went for a grittier and more emotional look at that world in “The Alley Cat” in 2014. The film was released on Blu-ray and DVD on August 16th, 2016.
“The Alley Cat” evolves the story of Jasper (Jenny Strubin), the protagonist in the previous short film “Faster.” In “The Alley Cat,” Jasper is participating in a nighttime bike race/rally through Chicago, with her bike messenger colleagues. At the same time she is having family issues, including a relationship confrontation with her sister. Everything is coming to a resolution on race night, as fast as a lightweight bike on flat pavement. The film uses the available light of the streets, and is told »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
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