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The Heavens are getting ready to rumble with Fight of Gods

It’s not often you’re greeted with the tagline “Watch Jesus and Buddha punch the holy $*!% out of each other..”, but when you do, you know that you need to pay attention to whatever game is attached. In this case the game is Fight of Gods, from publisher PQube and indie developers Digital Crafter, and this deity-based fistfight is now available on Steam Early Access.Existence itself is at stake in the greatest tournament ever devised in Fight Of Gods, the epic new 2D fighter from indie developer, Digital Crafter. When an unknown entity gathers the strongest gods and religious figures from throughout human history, mythological beings and holy icons must battle to uncover the truth and save the world.

Who will prevail in the ultimate battle of gods? Will Jesus, fresh from ripping himself off the sacrificial cross, smite all his foes with the power of his Punishment Fist?
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The Black Stallion

It was a winner right out of the starting gate, an instant classic that's still a pleasure for the eyes and ears. Carroll Ballard and Caleb Deschanel's marvel of a storybook movie has yet to be surpassed, with a boy-horse story that seems to be taking place in The Garden of Eden. The Black Stallion Blu-ray The Criterion Collection 765 1979 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 117 min. / Street Date July 14, 2015 / 39.95 Starring Kelly Reno, Mickey Rooney, Teri Garr, Clarence Muse, Hoyt Axton, Michael Higgins, Ed McNamara, Doghmi Larbi, John Karlsen, Leopoldo Trieste, Marne Maitland, Cass-Olé. Cinematography Caleb Deschanel Film Editor Robert Dalva Supervising Sound Editor Alan Splet Original Music Carmine Coppola Written by Melissa Mathison, Jeanne Rosenberg, William D. Wittliff from the novel by Walter Farley Produced by Fred Roos, Tom Sternberg Directed by Carroll Ballard

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

Francis Coppola divided audiences with his war epic Apocalypse Now, but in the same
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Tribeca 2014 Review: Slinging Potatoes And Pills Beneath The Harvest Sky

People have been trying to escape small towns since the existence of small towns. In fact, you could argue that The Garden of Eden, as perfect as it was, was the first small town, and Adam and Eve subconsciously wanted to get thrown out. Life certainly got a lot more interesting once they did. This urge to explore is ingrained in our DNA, so it only makes sense that it's reflected in our art. Whether it's four guys from Dancer, Texas, or a whiny kid working a moisture farm on The Great Chott Salt Flat, we identify with characters looking to get the hell out of dodge. But a hometown exodus doesn't come cheap, especially if the dust you want people to eat is produced...

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Lena Dunham Gets Naked on 'SNL'

Lena Dunham Gets Naked on 'SNL'
Nudity has long been one of the biggest talking points surrounding HBO's Girls, so it came as no surprise that it took a prominent position in Lena Dunham's debut as host of Saturday Night Live. "There is an old saying: If you're nervous about giving a speech, just imagine the audience naked," the 27-year-old writer/director/actress said during her opening monologue. "Or at least imagine that they haven't seen you naked." The monologue progressed into a series of cringingly intimate sexual disclosures from castmembers and offered Dunham an
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Albany hosts new film forum

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Albany, New York, will host the Capital Cinema Cultural Exchange’s first public forum from March 14-17.

The forum will concentrate on welcoming directors, writers, producers and casting directors who are working on character-driven films and stories of social consequence now in development.

“For every big budget, blockbuster film you see in multiplex theaters, there are perhaps thousands of independent films in various stages of completion searching to one day reach an audience,” says Michael Camoin [pictured], a filmmaker in upstate New York who formed Ccce with other industry professionals and organisations. “Some of these break out into Oscar nominees, but the vast majority fails to ever see the inside of a theater or even online distribution.”

Industry panelists at the event will include Us producer Larry Jackson, Moscow-based executive producer Dmitry Pirkulov, Canadian co-production specialist Sam Coppola, Helen Rousse of Total Casting, line producer Norman Berns and attorney Christopher Schiller.

The 12 projects
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The Lunchbox: Seeking the Heart through the Stomach

We're barely into the new year and one of the top ten films of 2014 has already arrived.

"Isn't it a bit too soon?" you are asking. "Is this pundit just chomping at the bit in an inexcusably neurotic manner just to break away from the 2013 moviola pageantry that won’t end until the last Oscar is handed out by someone encased in a Givenchy gown and a Harry Winston tiara?"

I don’t believe so. Clearly, instantly, and with applaudable panache, Ritesh Batra's The Lunchbox splashes across the screen with the same brilliance as Her, The Act of Killing, and The Missing Picture did last year.

Lensed in Mumbai, here is a tale of true yearning between two folks who should never logically have encountered each other.

Saajan (Irrfan Khan), a widowed accountant, is about to retire from a company where he’s just a featureless entity, a dependable
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‘The Immoral Mr. Teas’ (Russ Meyer, 1959): The Birth of an Auteur and the Face of a New Genre

* note, the following article contains nudity

The Immoral Mr. Teas not only marks the emergence of one of the most interesting and disputed “auteurs” of the American cinema, but also proved to be a crucial film in the emergence of more risqué adult cinema. Not only in terms of exploitation and pornographic cinema, but in paving the way for more lax rules for Hollywood, which was at this point, still stubbornly holding on to the production code. Over the course of the 1960s, the final blows to the production code would take place creating a more liberated cinema and there is little doubt that The Immoral Mr. Teas played a big role in this fight.

After working as a cameraman during WW2, Russ Meyer had returned to California in hopes of getting a job as a cinematographer. He didn’t find any work and turned mostly to work as a
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Mena Suvari reveals film delay frustrations

Mena Suvari reveals film delay frustrations
Mena Suvari has revealed her frustration at the delayed release of her latest film The Garden Of Eden, an adaptation of Ernest Hemingway's second posthumous novel. The film was originally aired at the Roma Cinema Festival in 2008, but only received an official limited release in December last year. "We made it at least four years ago," Suvari told PopEater, regarding the film's delayed release. "I think if you ask any actor it is the most devastating thing to have happen. "This was always an independent film, it was a passion product and it took a lot to get it made," (more)
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[DVD Review] The Garden of Eden

The heart wants what the heart wants. Unless it doesn’t, in which case all sorts of emotional torture and mind games ensue. Ernest Hemingway’s The Garden of Eden, directed by John Irvin, sees an American couple traveling through France on their honeymoon when the fetishist wife with possessive issues brings a third party into the relationship, first as a toy and then as a rival as she loses control. The film doesn’t allow itself much time to build before it jumps into the story of a bizarre love triangle that attempts to shine some light on the impulses love can inspire.

Jack Huston and Mena Suvari play the newlyweds David and Catherine Bourne whose relationship starts off-balance; she hailing from a family of wealth, and he the writer that so intrigues her while giving her the air of control as he relies on her financially in all things.
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Henry Silva is Coming For You, and More New DVDs

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A look at what's new on DVD today:

"Fernando Di Leo Crime Collection"

Directed by Fernando Di Leo

Released by RaroVideo

Fans of badass '70s cinema and the stoic Henry Silva rejoice! Underappreciated Italian crime master director Fernando Di Leo finally comes to the U.S. via this set of four films -- "Caliber 9," "The Italian Connection," "The Boss," and "Rulers of the City" -- that shows what made him an influence of filmmakers such as Quentin Tarantino and John Woo.

"The Absent" (2011)

Directed by Sage Bannick

Released by Passion River

Twin brothers are bonded by the experience of having their parents try to kill them for insurance money, only to become killers themselves in this slasher film from Sage Bannick.

"Be My Teacher" (2011)

Directed by Lakisha R. Lemons

Released by Maverick Entertainment Group

A student's (Derek Lee Nixon) flirtations with his English teacher (Lateace Towns-Cuellar) has serious
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Indie Film Focus - 'Hemingway's Garden of Eden' poster and images.

This week's independent film focus is Roadside Attractions drama "Hemingway's Garden of Eden." The John Irvin-directed film is currently showing in limited venues and includes Mena Suvari, Jack Huston, Caterina Murino, Carmen Maura, Richard E. Grant and Matthew Modine "Hemingway's Garden Of Eden" was adapted from the Ernest Hemingway book by former Paris Review editor James Scott Linville. The book was published posthumously and, when it finally hit the bookstores in 1986, it was an immediate success. It remains one of Hemingway's most debated novels. Lorne Thyssen and Timothy J. Lewiston produce for Tranquil Seas...
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Indie Film Focus - 'Hemingway's Garden of Eden' poster and images.

This week's independent film focus is Roadside Attractions drama "Hemingway's Garden of Eden." The John Irvin-directed film is currently showing in limited venues and includes Mena Suvari, Jack Huston, Caterina Murino, Carmen Maura, Richard E. Grant and Matthew Modine "Hemingway's Garden Of Eden" was adapted from the Ernest Hemingway book by former Paris Review editor James Scott Linville. The book was published posthumously and, when it finally hit the bookstores in 1986, it was an immediate success. It remains one of Hemingway's most debated novels. Lorne Thyssen and Timothy J. Lewiston produce for Tranquil Seas...
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Video: 270 Films from 2010 in 6 Minutes

Now that we're about two weeks till the end of 2010, the film industry will be looking back to figure out the best movies of the year and will pick winners during the many awards shows. Today, we have a video that captures 2010 pretty well by showing scenes from the year's 270 films, including some that have yet to hit theaters. There will likely be plenty more of these montages in the next few weeks, but the video is definitely one of the better ones that I have seen. Check out the six-minute video below, in addition to a full list of all the films that were used. Questions: How many of the films listed did you actually see in full? Video: Films in Order of Appearance: 1. Iron Man 2 2. The Social Network 3. Saw 3D 4. Tron: Legacy 5. Never Let Me Go 6. Legion 7. The Book of Eli 8. Easy A 9. The Runaways 10. Farewell 11. Kick-Ass
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Now Playing At A Theater Near You

Following is a rundown of films that are making their theatrical debuts this week. We invite you to click on: the film titles (to see this site’s previous coverage of them), the trailers (to get a glimpse of the films for yourself), and the comments section (to share your thoughts before and/or after your trip to the movies)…

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader” (20th Century Fox, 12/10, PG, trailer)

“The Fighter” (Paramount, 12/10, R, trailer)

The Garden of Eden” (Roadside Attractions, 12/10, R, trailer)

“The Tempest” (Miramax, 12/10, PG-13, trailer)

The Tourist” (Sony, 12/10, PG-13, trailer)

Photo: Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp in “The Tourist.” Credit: Sony.
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An interview with Mena Suvari

Whether she’s acting in film or television, modeling for Lancome cosmetics or using her celebrity to bring awareness to a variety of causes, Mena Suvari has always been able to grab our attention. She’s come a long way from her career-making role in the film American Beauty and has since starred in films like The Mysteries Of Pittsburgh and Day of the Dead and also on television where she played Lauren Ambrose's girlfriend in the acclaimed HBO drama Six Feet Under.

In the new erotically charged indie film Hemingway’s Garden of Eden, Suvari plays Catherine, an heiress who quickly meets and marries a writer (played by Jack Huston). Upon growing bored with life and her marriage, she invites the beautiful Marita (Caterina Morino) into their lives and their bed. Do things go well from that point on? You’ll have to watch the movie and find out.
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Trailer: Hemingway’S Garden Of Eden Starring Mena Suvari

Hemingway.S Garden Of Eden


An adaptation of Nobel laureate Ernest Hemingway.s novel, The Garden of Eden, which was published posthumously in 1986 to great success. The novel remains one of the author.s most debated novels and is considered a departure from Hemingway.s usual work as it is widely accepted the novel is far more reflective of his personal life, perhaps even semi-autobiographical. The fact the book was not published until after Hemingway.s suicide has sparked debate as to whether the erotic nature of it was such that he never wished it published at all.

Set in the jazz age of the 1920s, the story follows a successful young American writer, David Bourne (Jack Huston), and his beautiful wife, Catherine (Mena Suvari), on their extended honeymoon in Europe. Catherine soon becomes restless and starts to test her husband.s devotion, pushing him to the limits of
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Acquisitions: Troll, Vanishing, Eden

The Troll Hunter

Magnet Releasing, the genre label of Magnolia Pictures, has scored worldwide rights excluding Europe to writer/director André Ovredal’s “The Troll Hunter.”

The story follows a group of Norwegian film students that set out to capture real life giant trolls on camera after learning their existence has been covered up by the government. A 2011 release is planned.

Vanishing on 7th Street

Magnet Releasing has also acquired the U.S. rights to the Toronto-premiered mystery thriller "Vanishing on 7th Street" reports Heat Vision.

Hayden Christensen, John Leguizamo and Thandie Newton star in the story of a group of survivors who find themselves alone in Detroit after its population disappears into thin air and a creepy, almost-living darkness has engulfed the city.

Brad Anderson ("The Machinist") directs the film which will score a release in February.

Hemingway’s Garden of Eden

Roadside Attractions has acquired U.S. rights
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Roadside Picks Up Garden of Eden

Roadside Attractions has acquired U.S. rights to Hemingway’s Garden of Eden, directed by John Irvin and starring Mena Suvari, Jack Huston, Caterina Murino, Richard E. Grant, Matthew Modine and Carmen Maura. The screenplay was adapted from the Ernest Hemingway book by former Paris Review editor James Scott Linville, and is based on Hemingway’s final novel, a jazz-age set, erotically-charged romance that was published posthumously in 1986. Hemingway’s Garden of Eden was produced for Tranquil Seas by Lorne Thyssen and Timothy J. Lewiston. The acquisition was announced by Roadside Attractions co-presidents Howard Cohen and Eric d’Arbeloff and Ian Jessel, president of Tranquil Seas, USA.

Ernest Hemingway is one of a handful of genius writers whose work leaps from the page to the screen brilliantly,” said Cohen, “and his Garden of Eden is lush and vibrant, in the tradition of other great Hemingway adaptations like The Sun Also Rises.
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Roadside Picks Up Hemingway's Garden of Eden, Starring Suvari, Huston

Roadside Picks Up Hemingway's Garden of Eden, Starring Suvari, Huston
A movie based on Ernest Hemingway's second posthumously published novel, The Garden of Eden, will hit theaters on December 10, via Roadside Attractions. Adapted by James Scott Linville from the controversial edit of the unfinished novel (published in 1986), Hemingway's Garden of Eden is directed by John Irvin and stars Mena Suvari (American Beauty) and Jack Huston (grandson of director John) as a jazz age couple on their honeymoon in Europe, as the increasingly restless new bride questions and tests her husband's love. Caterina Murino, Richard E. Grant, Matthew Modine and Carmen Maura also star in the 1920s romance. Hemingway is "one of a handful of genius writers," states Roadside co-president Howard Cohen, whose writing translates "from the page to the screen brilliantly.” Hemingway's The Garden ...
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Spotlight on new ‘Eclipse’ actor Jack Huston

Luckily enough for Huston, however, he has an excellent mentor - Al Pacino. “I worked with Jack on an indie film I’ve been directing,” says Al Pacino of 25-year-old actor Jack Huston, who stars in Salomaybe?, Pacino’s unconventional adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s notorious play Salome. Huston’s film resume, aside from Salomaybe? and Outlander, includes The Garden Of Eden, Boogie Woogie, Shrink, Shrooms, Factory Girl, Neighborhood Watch, and forthcoming Mr. Nice. ill-fated ex-fiance of Rosalie (portrayed by Nikki Reed) in this, one of the darker portions of the Twilight series. Huston has suggested an appreciation for this type of film, though. Said he in an interview, “I love certain horror movies, the ones that dare to do something original, that take risks. ‘The Shining’, ‘Psycho’, ‘Rosemary’s Baby’, ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre’, The original Japanese version of ‘The Ring’ to name a few of my favourites.” His
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