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Markus Zimmer Takes Flight from Germany’s Concorde

19 September 2016 6:39 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Markus Zimmer is stepping down as managing director of Concorde Filmverleih, one of Germany’s top independent film distributors, after 17 years in the role. Zimmer, who has also served as head of film acquisitions and as a producer for the Tele Muenchen Group for 20 years, said Monday that he would leave the company at the end of this year at his own request to pursue new projects.

Zimmer was responsible for the acquisition of more than 250 feature films during his two decades at Tele Muenchen Group (Tmg), as well as their subsequent release by Concorde. These ranged from the blockbuster “Twilight” (pictured) and “Iron Man” franchises to Oscar winners “The Queen” and “The Iron Lady,” and titles by celebrated auteurs including Martin Scorsese (“Shutter Island”), Woody Allen (“Midnight in Paris”), David Lynch (“Mulholland Drive”), Terrence Malick (“The Tree Of Life”), Lars von Trier (“Dogville”) and Terry Gilliam (“The Imaginarium of Dr. »

- Robert Mitchell

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Watch This: Daniel Day-Lewis brought humanity to an American icon in Lincoln

22 August 2016 11:00 AM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Every day, Watch This offers staff recommendations inspired by a new movie coming out that week. This week: With the election almost upon us and the Obama drama Southside With You coming soon to theaters, we tweak an old Watch This topic and hail some of our favorite films about real U.S. Presidents.

Lincoln (2012)

One of the great fallacies in popular art is that “great” men and women make great subjects for cinema. While the idea of making a movie about a political leader or rock star or respected humanitarian seems like a winner, the actual films often have a hard time justifying their existence. They’re either grim slogs through the darkest details of a famous person’s biography (like I Saw The Light) or illustrated Wikipedia entries, hitting only the highlights (like The Iron Lady).

When director Steven Spielberg announced that he’d be adapting ...

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- Noel Murray

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On this day: Joan Allen, Jcvd Movies, and Jacqueline Susann

20 August 2016 7:27 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

On this day as it relates to showbiz history...

1858 Charles Darwin first publishes his theory of evolution. That one that caused Spencer Tracy so much trouble in Inherit the Wind.

1882 Tchaikovsky debuts his "Overture of 1812". It's still used in movies two centuries later in a truly diverse range of movies including The Iron Lady, Laurence Anyways, V For Vendetta and The Blind Side

1918 Novelist Jacqueline Susann is born. Her trashy best-sellers become hit movies and even turn Oscar heads: Valley of the Dolls (1967 best score nomination)  and Jacqueline Susann's Once is Not Enough (1975, best supporting actress nomination)

1931 Fright haired boxing promoter Don King is born. Sixty-six and a ½ years later Ving Rhames wins the Golden Globe playing him in a TV movie. Remember that sweet but odd moment when Ving Rhames invited Jack Lemmon on stage with him to share the award he had just lost for 12 Angry Men? King's »

- NATHANIEL R

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Top Ten Box Office Takeaways: Why ‘Suicide Squad’ Stumbled, ‘Sausage Party’ Soared

15 August 2016 6:38 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

On its second weekend, “Suicide Squad” was set to repeat at number one. The question was how far Warner Bros.’ latest D.C. franchise bid would drop. The weekend surprise was Sony’s raunchy “Sausage Party” beating out Disney family remake “Pete’s Dragon” among new films.

Overall business is up with a healthy field of offerings in this jammed-up summer. That’s impressive considering competition from the Olympics. Business is surviving this year against them.

The Top Ten

1. Suicide Squad (Warner Bros.) Week 2 – Last weekend #1

$43,770,000 (67-%) in 4,255 theaters (no change); PTA (per theater average): $10,287; Cumulative: $222,875,000

2. Sausage Party (Sony) New – Cinemascore: B; Metacritic: 67; Est. budget: $19 million

$33,600,000 in 3,103 theaters; PTA: $10,828; Cumulative: $33,600,000

3. Pete’s Dragon (Buena Vista) New – Cinemascore: A; Metacritic: 72; Est. budget: $65 million

$21,501,000 in 3,702 theaters; PTA: $5,808; Cumulative: $21,501,000

4. Jason Bourne (Universal) Week 3 – Last weekend #2

$13,620,000 (-39%) in 3,528 theaters (-511); PTA: $3,861; Cumulative: $126,782,000

5. Bad Moms (Stx) Week 3 – Last weekend #3

$11,450,000 (-18%) in 3,188 theaters (-27); PTA: »

- Tom Brueggemann

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How Meryl Streep Embraced Being Awful in ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’ – Video

12 August 2016 12:52 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

On the surface, Stephen Frears’ “Florence Foster Jenkins” looks like one of those soft, middlebrow, costume pictures aimed straight at the smart adult demo. Fine.

But it’s more than that. It’s a delicious, immersive escape into a lost New York of period cars and “men in tuxedos and women in evening gowns,” as Frears told me in an interview. He reveled in recreating that vintage Manhattan in London, and giving Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant a chance to shine.

Directors count on three-time Oscar-winner Streep to deliver for them, but this particular role marks an especially high degree of difficulty. Florence Foster Jenkins was a wealthy middle-aged music lover who couldn’t sing on key, but insisted on performing for increasingly larger audiences, who loved her anyway. She was infectiously entertaining.

“The script [by Nicholas Martin] was more or less what we shot, very good,” said Frears. “They sent me the link to YouTube. »

- Anne Thompson

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How Meryl Streep Embraced Being Awful in ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’ – Video

12 August 2016 12:52 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

On the surface, Stephen Frears’ “Florence Foster Jenkins” looks like one of those soft, middlebrow, costume pictures aimed straight at the smart adult demo. Fine.

But it’s more than that. It’s a delicious, immersive escape into a lost New York of period cars and “men in tuxedos and women in evening gowns,” as Frears told me in an interview. He reveled in recreating that vintage Manhattan in London, and giving Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant a chance to shine.

Directors count on three-time Oscar-winner Streep to deliver for them, but this particular role marks an especially high degree of difficulty. Florence Foster Jenkins was a wealthy middle-aged music lover who couldn’t sing on key, but insisted on performing for increasingly larger audiences, who loved her anyway. She was infectiously entertaining.

“The script [by Nicholas Martin] was more or less what we shot, very good,” said Frears. “They sent me the link to YouTube. »

- Anne Thompson

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Sorry, Clint Eastwood, Meryl Streep Says This Election Will Be a ‘Reckoning’

8 August 2016 9:21 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

“What does it take to be the first female anything,” Meryl Streep asked, clad in an American flag blouse on the stage of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia last month. “It takes grit and it takes grace.”

She went on to pay homage to female “path breakers” like Deborah Sampson, the first woman to take a bullet for the country, disguised as a man in George Washington’s Continental Army; Sally Ride, the first American woman in space; and of course Hillary Clinton, the first woman nominated president by a major American political party.

Streep tells Variety that just before walking out to address the delegates, she fretted about her speech, whether she had prepared the proper words, whether she was doing all of this “right.” But backstage with stars like Alicia Keys and Elizabeth Banks, watching a video put together by Banks and Oscar-winning producer Bruce Cohen (“American Beauty »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Meryl Streep Once Feared Aging in Hollywood Would End Her Career: 'I Thought Each Movie Would Be My Last'

28 July 2016 2:35 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Since turning 40, Meryl Streep has wowed as vicious magazine editor Miranda Priestly in The Devil Wears Prada, earned an Oscar for 2011's The Iron Lady, walked The Bridges of Madison County, and donned a habit for Doubt - all roles she never thought she'd get 27 years ago. The actress, 67, tells WSJ. Magazine that she once feared for her career as an aging woman in Hollywood. "On a certain level you don't have any choice - you're unhappy if you're not doing it, so you're compelled in a certain way," she says of still finding fulfillment after decades in the industry. »

- Lindsay Kimble, @lekimble

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Meryl Streep Once Feared Aging in Hollywood Would End Her Career: 'I Thought Each Movie Would Be My Last'

28 July 2016 2:35 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Since turning 40, Meryl Streep has wowed as vicious magazine editor Miranda Priestly in The Devil Wears Prada, earned an Oscar for 2011's The Iron Lady, walked The Bridges of Madison County, and donned a habit for Doubt - all roles she never thought she'd get 27 years ago. The actress, 67, tells WSJ. Magazine that she once feared for her career as an aging woman in Hollywood. "On a certain level you don't have any choice - you're unhappy if you're not doing it, so you're compelled in a certain way," she says of still finding fulfillment after decades in the industry. »

- Lindsay Kimble, @lekimble

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‘Ab Fab’ Scores Biggest U.K. Opening Since ‘Spectre’

6 July 2016 5:45 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Crack open the champagne, the long-awaited version of “Absolutely Fabulous” is off to an absolutely fabulous start at the U.K. box office, pulling in £4.03 million ($5.4 million) from 615 sites in its opening weekend.

The beloved British TV spinoff, which is released by Fox Searchlight and sees Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley reprise their roles as comical glitzy duo Edina and Patsy, trailed just behind Universal’s “The Secret Life of Pets” (which scored $6.15 million in its second weekend) for the three-day period of July 1-3, but figures still earned “Ab Fab” the biggest opening weekend for a Brit pic since “Spectre” last October.

The film, which is directed by Mandie Fletcher and produced by Damian Jones (“The Iron Lady”) and Jon Plowman, who produced the original 1990s TV series, is storming through the week taking $908,291 in cinemas on Monday and a $1.3 million tally on Tuesday for a running total of $7.5 million. »

- Diana Lodderhose

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Outrageous U.S. TV spot for Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie

5 July 2016 3:48 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie is currently in UK cinemas [see our review here], and ahead of the Us release, currently set for July 22nd, Fox Searchlight Pictures have released a new TV spot entitled ‘Outrageous’, which we have for you here…

Appropriate for their big screen debut, Edina and Patsy are still oozing glitz and glamour, living the high life they are accustomed to; shopping, drinking and clubbing their way around London’s trendiest hotspots. Blamed for a major incident at an uber fashionable launch party, they become entangled in a media storm and are relentlessly pursued by the paparazzi. Fleeing penniless to the glamorous playground of the super-rich, the French Riviera, they hatch a plan to make their escape permanent and live the high life forevermore!

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie reunites Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley as the iconic Edina and Patsy along with the rest of the original cast that includes Julia Sawalha as Saffy, »

- Matthew Lee

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Rumor: Sony Planning A Silver Sable Movie With The Invisible Woman Screenwriter Abi Morgan

24 June 2016 10:50 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

This was first mentioned in those infamous Sony email leaks, and now rumor has it that the studio is making moves again. On this week's episode of Meet The Movie Press, former The Wrap editor Jeff Sneider says he's heard that Sony still want to move forward with a Silver Sable movie, and are talking with screenwriter Abi Morgan (Shame, The Hour, The Invisible Woman,The Iron Lady) with a view to her penning the script. Silver Sable is a marvel Comics antihero/mercenary who has been both an ally and enemy of Spider-Man and several other characters. She has no actual superpowers, so it might be the case that Sony is interested in developing a Punisher-like female-led comic book movie that would eventually crossover with the rebooted Spider-Man/Marvel universe. No other details are provided, but watch this space for updates. »

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Meryl Streep's Marriage Has Lasted as Long as Her Career

22 June 2016 8:31 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Meryl Streep knows a thing or two about long-term success, and her marriage is no exception. She and sculptor Don Gummer have been married since 1978, and he's been by her side at a number of industry events and award shows in the years since. Meryl may have been mentioned more than God in Oscars acceptance speeches over the last decade, but at the 2012 Academy Awards, it was her husband who received a sweet shout-out. When Meryl won best actress for The Iron Lady, she said, "First I'm going to thank Don because when you thank your husband at the end of the speech they play him out with the music, and I want him to know that everything I value most in our lives you've given me." The pair first met after her partner John Cazale - of The Godfather and The Deer Hunter - died of bone cancer. She »

- Laura Marie Meyers

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‘The Taming of the Shrew’ Theater Review: All-Woman Revival in Central Park Sends Up Donald Trump

13 June 2016 8:00 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Meryl Streep should be the last person to steal the show from Phyllida Lloyd. The director, after all, gave Streep her biggest commercial hit, “Mamma Mia!” and her third Oscar win, for “The Iron Lady.” Regardless, Streep’s dead-on impersonation of Donald Trump at the Public Theater’s June 6 gala went viral just one week before Lloyd’s all-female, Trump-bashing “The Taming of the Shrew” opened Monday at Central Park’s outdoor Delacorte Theater. Streep delivered a devastatingly funny blowhard, completely with orange makeup, bleach-blond pompadour and beefy bodysuit. The many actresses in male drag in Lloyd’s “Shrew,” on the other hand, »

- Robert Hofler

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Explore the legacy of Absolutely Fabulous in new featurette

10 June 2016 1:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With just three weeks to go before its release, a featurette has arrived online for Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie entitled ‘Legacy’ which features new footage from the film as well as interviews with Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley. Check it out below after the official synopsis…

Appropriate for their big screen debut, Edina and Patsy are still oozing glitz and glamour, living the high life they are accustomed to; shopping, drinking and clubbing their way around London’s trendiest hotspots. Blamed for a major incident at an uber fashionable launch party, they become entangled in a media storm and are relentlessly pursued by the paparazzi. Fleeing penniless to the glamorous playground of the super-rich, the French Riviera, they hatch a plan to make their escape permanent and live the high life forevermore!

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie reunites Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley as the iconic Edina and Patsy along with »

- Amie Cranswick

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Interview: Legendary SFX Artist Mark Coulier Talks Pride And Prejudice And Zombies

31 May 2016 5:23 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

In 1813, renowned writer Jane Austen published a book called Pride and Prejudice, which tells the story of the Bennet sisters, who are gussied up and married off to wealthy suitors, one by one. The only sister who seems to question this system is Elizabeth, the rebellious member of the family, who feels strong disdain for the system that treats her more like property than a proper citizen. In 2009, author Seth Grahame-Smith put a new twist on the old tale by creating a parody novel called Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, which loosely follows the same basic outline, but adds an entirely different obstacle to the tale: the living dead.

In Grahame-Smith’s story, the girls are not only fighting for the right to be married into regal families, but also battling for their lives on a daily basis. An outbreak has occurred within these humble streets, and now flesh-eating zombies »

- Kalyn Corrigan

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Movie Review – Florence Foster Jenkins (2016)

6 May 2016 5:25 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Florence Foster Jenkins, 2016.

Directed by Stephen Frears.

Starring Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Simon Helberg and Rebecca Ferguson.

Synopsis:

The story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York heiress who dreamed of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible singing voice.

Are we to laugh with, or laugh at Florence Foster Jenkins, a question proposed and rather crudely dismantled in the aptly titled Florence Foster Jenkins. Somewhere deep beneath the saccharin, tooth-achingly sweet exterior, there’s an interesting study of sadness of which director Stephen Frears struggles to locate. Instead, we have a charming, if breezy tale of musical delusion.

Meryl Streep stars as the titular Florence, a patron of the arts with delusional dreams of being a great soprano, an issue her entourage, filled with the most vanilla of the aristocratic bourgeoisie, refuse to acknowledge. Enabling her lies is St Clair Bayfield – played with aplomb by Hugh Grant – and »

- Amie Cranswick

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Florence Foster Jenkins: Exclusive Costume Sketches

4 May 2016 5:56 AM, PDT | Clothes on Film | See recent Clothes on Film news »

Friday 6th May sees the release of Florence Foster Jenkins, the 1944 set true story of a woman, Ms. Foster Jenkins herself (played by Meryl Streep) who heard nothing but sweet angels in her head, yet couldn’t actually sing for a toffee. Her manager and husband St. Clair Bayfield (Hugh Grant) hides the truth during the private recitals, but when Florence agrees to sing live at Carnegie Hall, things begin to get a little tricky…

Costume designer for Florence Foster Jenkins is Consolata Boyle, a BAFTA award winner probably best known for her work on The Queen (2006), The Iron Lady (2011), and more recently Philomena (2013) – and yes there is definitely a ‘real life’ theme here. For this project, however, everything had to be even larger than real life. This is mid-forties New York (even if the film was actually shot in Liverpool) with Foster Jenkins a full-on society dame enabling an eccentricity ingrained since childhood. »

- Lord Christopher Laverty

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Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie Trailer Has Edina and Patsy on The Run

27 April 2016 8:03 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Appropriate for their big screen debut, Edina and Patsy (Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley) are still oozing glitz and glamour, living the high life they are accustomed to; shopping, drinking and clubbing their way around London's trendiest hotspots. Blamed for a major incident at an uber fashionable launch party, they become entangled in a media storm and are relentlessly pursued by the paparazzi. Fleeing penniless to the glamorous playground of the super-rich, the French Riviera, they hatch a plan to make their escape permanent and live the high life forever more!

In theaters this summer, an all-new international trailer has arrived for Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie courtesy of Fox Searchlight. This hilarious new adventure reunites Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley along with the rest of the original cast that includes Julia Sawalha as Saffy, Jane Horrocks as Bubble and June Whitfield as Mother. The award-winning team behind the camera includes Mandie Fletcher (Blackadder, »

- MovieWeb

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Kate Moss, Perez Hilton to Have Cameos in ‘Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie’

25 April 2016 4:04 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Fox Searchlight Pictures has revealed that Kate Moss, Jerry Hall, Jean Paul Gaultier, Perez Hilton and Stella McCartney are among the celebrities making cameo appearances in “Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie,” which stars Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley, Julia Sawalha, Jane Horrocks and June Whitfield.

Other leading lights from the worlds of acting, music and fashion appearing in the film include: Abbey Clancy, Alesha Dixon, Alex Jones, Alexa Chung, Alice Dellal, Anya Hindmarch, Barry Humphries (a.k.a. Dame Edna Everage), Beattie Edmondson, Bip Ling, Brix Smith-Start, Bruno Tonioli, Camilla Rutherford, Chris Colfer, Daisy Lowe, Daniel Lismore, Dawn French, Ella Eyre, Foxes, Giles Deacon, Gwendoline Christie, Jade Parfitt, Jamie Laing, Janette Tough, Joan Collins, Jodie Harsh, Jourdan Dunn, Kathy Lette, Kelly Hoppen, La Roux, La Voix, Lara Stone, Lily Cole, Marcia Warren, Miquita Oliver, Nick Grimshaw, Nick Mohammed, Orla Guerin, Ozwald Boateng, Pam Hogg, Poppy Delevingne, Richard Arnold, Robert Webb, Rylan Clark, »

- Leo Barraclough

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