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Oscilloscope Makes First Streaming Agreement with Amazon (Exclusive)

1 hour ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Oscilloscope has reached its first agreement with Amazon to stream 20 titles through the Prime Instant Video service.

The pact also makes Amazon the exclusive streaming subscription home for four of the indie distributor’s titles: “We Need to Talk About Kevin,” “Stand Clear of the Closing Doors,” “The Human Scale” and dirt-bike documentary “12 O’Clock Boys.”

Other Oscilloscope titles that will become available through Amazon include the documentary “If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front,” the comedy “It’s a Disaster,” the documentary “After Tiller,” the Spike Jonze-Lance Bangs documentary “Tell Them Anything You Want: A Portrait of Maurice Sendak” and Michel Gondry’s “The Thorn in the Heart.”

Oscilloscope said, “Amazon is a major force within the digital video space and is a big supporter of independent cinema and we greatly value the association with them and see this as the start to our exciting work together. »

- Dave McNary

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8 Blood-Curdling Indies to Stream This Halloween

28 October 2014 12:22 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Halloween is upon us. Satisfy your taste for the weird, curious, disturbing and life-scarring with these eight independent horror films available to stream. "The Babadook" (2014) In this nerve-ratcheting haunted house tale by way of Roman Polanski's "Repulsion," Essie Davis gives a breakthrough performance as a woman struggling to cope with-- and even love -- her disturbed six-year-old son. What begins as a gloomy mother-son drama with etchings of "We Need to Talk About Kevin" goes horrifically bat-shit after he opens a creepy children's book portending doom and bloodshed for both of them. The film's classic haunted-house premise is scary, but the bone-chiller is its believable depiction of a broken woman slowly going insane. The film scooped up prizes at Fantastic Fest in September and hits DirecTV on demand Friday, October 31 before hitting theaters November 28. "A Field in England" (2013) Ben Wheatley's "A Field in »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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Outrage Over Superhero Casting

22 October 2014 8:07 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Warner Bros Pictures and DC Comics recently released their full slate of upcoming comic book movies through the year 2020. Outside of Justice League and Wonder Woman, two other announcements really stood out. The Flash and Aquaman will be getting their own films in 2018. With The Flash TV show just premiering to great numbers it makes sense to bring that character to the cineplexes. Well DC has other ideas about who will be playing The Flash.

Along with the announcement of the film, it was announced that The Flash would be played by Ezra Miller. The young actor is best known for his roles in We Need to Talk About Kevin and The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Critics have praised his performance in both films and he is looking like a standout star of this generation. Well that wasn’t enough for comic book fans.

Ezra Miller as The Flash? »

- Max Covill

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Poll: How Do You Feel About Ezra Miller Playing The Big Screen Version Of The Flash

21 October 2014 4:05 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

The response to Ezra Miller being cast as The Flash has been vocal to say the least. Some fans believe he's completely wrong for the role due to the fact he shares very few similarities with the Barry Allen from the comic books, while others would have preferred to see the small scren Flash (Grant Gustin) get the chance to speed onto the big screen. The casting appeared to come out of nowhere, though Miller's physical similarities to Adam Driver (who was said to be up for the role of Nightwing in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice before picking Star Wars Episode VII) could mean that the actor playing The Fastest Man Alive was being decided on long before we even realised!  Anyone who has seen The Perks of Being a Wallflower or We Need to Talk About Kevin will know that Miller is an incredible actor, and there's »

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Leviathan wins top London Film Festival award

18 October 2014 3:30 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Other winners include The Tribe, a documentary about Syria and Catch Me Daddy actress Sameena Jabeen Ahmed.

Andrey Zvyagintsev’s Leviathan has been crowned Best Film at the 58th BFI London Film Festival (Oct 8-19).

It saw off competition from the likes of Peter Strickland’s The Duke of Burgundy, François Ozon’s The New Girlfriend and Julius Avery’s Son of a Gun, starring Ewan McGregor (click here for full list).

Leviathan tells the tragic tale of conflict between an individual and a corrupt system in a small Russian town.

It marks the fourth feature from Zvyagintsev and is Russia’s submission for the Best Foreign-Language Oscar. The film debuted at the Cannes Film Festival in May, where many expected it to win the Palme d’Or, instead winning Best Screenplay.

It will be released in the UK by Curzon.

The award was announced at a glitzy ceremony held in London’s Banqueting Hall, Whitehall, and hosted »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Editorial: Why I Support Ezra Miller As The Flash

17 October 2014 6:06 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Which seems to be yet another controversial casting decision, as Ezra Miller will be portraying Barry Allen/The Flash on the big screen. I'm going to state my reasonings as to why I support him in the role. He's A Talented Actor   I'm not familiar with Ezra Miller, so surely Warner Bros saw something in him to end up nabbing the role as Barry Allen/The Flash. Particularly looking at his roles in The Perks of Being A Wallflower and We Need To Talk About Kevin, meaning he's incredibly talented no doubt. I'll be sure to watch those films at some point, in order to get an idea what he'll be like as Barry. I Like The Casting.. Simply Because It's Different   I don't expect everyone to like this choice, I get that. But for me this is interesting, seeing similarities in reaction to Jesse Eisenberg being cast as Lex »

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Ezra Miller To Play The Flash In DC Comics Flick

15 October 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Ezra Miller, who starred in the adaptation of Perks of Being a Wallflower, has been cast as the lead in DC Comics' forthcoming The Flash movie.

Ezra Miller Lands 'The Flash' Role

Warner Bros. chairman Kevin Tsujihara announced that they’d be making a feature film about The Flash during Time Warner’s earnings meeting Wednesday, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Tsujihara also announced that Miller had landed the part of the DC Comics superhero. The movie is set to hit theaters in 2018.

Flash is the superhero alter ego of Barry Allen, a young man who has both super speed and reflexes. As a member of the Justice League it stands to reason that Miller will also be appearing in some of the upcoming Justice League movies, the first of which is slated to come out in 2017.

On the small screen, CW launched The Flash TV series this year, »

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Warner Bros. announces DC movie slate through to 2020, Ezra Miller to play The Flash

15 October 2014 11:35 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following the huge news from Marvel Studios this week, with Robert Downey Jr. set to join the cast of Captain America 3, kicking off a Civil War adaptation, Warner Bros. has now dropped its own piece of massive DC movie news, revealing its full line-up of superhero offerings set to follow Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice!

And that’s not all, as it has also been revealed that Ezra Miller (We Need to Talk About Kevin, The Perks of Being a Wallflower) has been cast as the big screen version of The Flash, while Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones, Conan the Barbarian) has finally been confirmed as Aquaman.

Here’s the full schedule of DC movies slated to arrive between 2016 and 2020:

March 25th, 2016: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice August 5th, 2016: Suicide Squad (directed by David Ayer) June 23rd, 2017: Wonder Woman (starring Gal Gadot) November 17th, »

- Gary Collinson

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Updated: Warner Bros' DC Comics Movie Slate Revealed Through 2020

15 October 2014 10:50 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Warner Bros. has officially announced a massive expansion of the Studio's DC Comics-branded movie universe with plans to release a slate of at least ten movies -- as well as additional stand-alone Batman and Superman films -- from 2016 through 2020, expanding the DC universe very much in the same way Marvel has developed their Avengers universe, which expanded further with Guardians of the Galaxy earlier this year. Here's the official plans for future Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema releases of DC Comics movies, not including said stand-alone Batman and Superman films: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice on March 25, 2016 Suicide Squad directed by David Ayer (Fury) on August 5, 2016 Wonder Woman starring Gal Gadot on June 23, 2017 Justice League Part One directed by Zack Snyder and starring Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill and Amy Adams on November 17, 2017 The Flash starring Ezra Miller (We Need to Talk About Kevin) on March 23, 2018 Aquaman starring »

- Brad Brevet

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'The Flash' Movie Arrives in 2018 Starring Ezra Miller

15 October 2014 10:48 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Just one small part of Warner Bros.' massive announcement today that laid out their DC Comics movie slate was the news that Ezra Miller will play Barry Allen in The Flash, debuting in 2018. The actor will likely have a cameo appearance in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, where the entire Justice League team will presumably be revealed for the first time.

The Flash doesn't have a writer or director attached at this time, but it will occupy one of two 2018 release dates (March 23, 2018 or July 27, 2018) that Warner Bros. set in August, with Jason Momoa's Aquaman movie taking the other slot. Ironically, the news comes just one week after The Flash TV series debuted on The CW, starring Grant Gustin as Barry Allen, but the show will have no connection to this burgeoning movie universe.

Ezra Miller is best known for his performances in indie films such as City Island, »

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The Flash Gets A Solo Film For 2018, With Ezra Miller In The Lead Role

15 October 2014 10:05 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Amongst the handful of DC bombshell announcements today was the news that Ezra Miller had been cast as The Flash, with the character getting his own solo outing in 2018 and presumably joining the Justice League film as well, which we now know will be directed by Zack Snyder. This piece of casting might disappoint some as it means that the DC TV Universe will be separate from the film one (as Grant Gustin plays the character on television), but it’s still pretty exciting stuff.

DC’s master plan is starting to come together now, with news of several other characters getting the solo outing treatment (Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg) as well, and of course, the announcement of the Justice League film being split into two parts and arriving in 2017 and 2019, respectively. As for how The Flash will factor into all this, early reports say that he’ll »

- Matt Joseph

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WB Adds ‘Wonder Woman,’ ‘Suicide Squad,’ ‘The Flash,’ ‘Green Lantern’ Reboot To Massive Superhero Slate

15 October 2014 9:36 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Warner Bros. dropped a dazzling reveal of their DC superhero blockbuster plan in a shareholder meeting Wednesday morning, announcing the ten tentpoles coming through 2020. Led off by Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice, the DC cinematic universe will continue with Suicide Squad directed by David Ayer also in 2016. The next year Gal Gadot will get a standalone Wonder Woman flick before Justice League Part 1 reunites Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, and Amy Adams.

In 2018, DC fans will be introduced to two new superheroes: Ezra Miller, impressive in We Need To Talk About Kevin and The Perks of Being A Wallflower, will star in The Flash and Game of ThronesJason Momoa will lead Aquaman.

Shazam will hit in 2019 starring The Rock as Black Adam. Justice League – Part 2 will also arrive that year from director Zack Snyder. The cybernetically-enhanced Cyborg, a member of the Justice League in DC comics lore, »

- Jen Yamato

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Ezra Miller is 'The Flash' & Jason Momoa is 'Aquaman' Both in 2018

15 October 2014 9:27 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

This morning, Warner Bros. is having a big shareholder talk, and a whole slew of news about their future plans for DC Comics properties has finally been revealed. Thanks to Wall Street Journal reporter Ben Fritz on Twitter, we now know that the studio has cast We Need to Talk About Kevin and The Perks of Being a Wallflower star Ezra Miller as The Flash, and they have confirmed that Jason Momoa will play Aquaman in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and the actor will reprise the role in his own standalone film as well. Both The Flash and Aquaman movies will hit theaters sometime in 2018. Read on! Here's what Ben Fritz posted on Twitter revealing news about The Flash and Aquaman: 2018 DC Movies: The Flash starring Ezra Miller and Aquaman starring Jason MomoaBen Fritz (@benfritz) October 15, 2014 As of now, that's the only information available. Many are wondering »

- Ethan Anderton

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Ezra Miller to Star in 'The Flash' as Warner Bros' DC Movie Slate Revealed

15 October 2014 9:27 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Ben Fritz from the Wall Street Journal is reporting on the Warner Bros. shareholder talk taking place this morning and studio head Kevin Tsujihara is letting loose with the studio's plans for their upcoming slate of DC Comics films and it goes a little something like this: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice on March 25, 2016 Suicide Squad on August 5, 2016 Wonder Woman starring Gal Gadot on June 23, 2017 Justice League directed by Zack Snyder on November 17, 2017 The Flash starring Ezra Miller (We Need to Talk About Kevin) on March 23, 2018 Aquaman starring Jason Momoa on July 27, 2018 Shazam starring Dwayne Johnson as Black Adam on April 5, 2019 Justice League 2 on June 14, 2019 There are still two additional untitled DC film releases planned for 2020 on April 3 and June 19, but for now I think we have more than enough to keep us busy with superhero rumors for the next several years. Hell, look at all the possible names »

- Brad Brevet

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Warner Bros making The Flash movie, Ezra Miller to star

15 October 2014 9:26 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The Flash is coming to the big screen in 2018, and Ezra Miller will take the title role.

Well, cross another mystery DC movie from Warner Bros off your list. It's just been revealed that it's pressing ahead with a big screen version of The Flash, which is set to be released in 2018.

Furthermore, it's also been confirmed that Ezra Miller - of We Need To Talk About Kevin and The Perks Of Being A Wallflower fame - is to take the title role. It's unclear at this stage whether this will tie into the currently-running CW television show or not.

We'll update with further details on The Flash movie as we get them.

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Update: Ezra Miller To Play Movie Version Of The Flash; Jason Momoa Confirmed For Aquaman

15 October 2014 9:15 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Following the reveal of their upcoming DC Comics movies (which you can read all about by clicking here), Warner Bros. have revealed that Ezra Miller will play the big screen version of The Flash. You'll have to click on the link above for details on when and where he'll turn up, but this obviously confirms that we won't see any sort of crossover between the television and movie universes. It's worth noting that Miller bears something of a resemblence to Star Wars Episode VII's Adam Driver who was said to be up for the role of Nightwing in Batman v Supeman: Dawn of Justice, but it could be that he was in fact being lined up for The Flash instead. This is an unexpected choice, but Miller has delivered stellar performances in movies The Perks of Being a Wallflower and We Need to Talk About Kevin. Also made official by »

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Ezra Miller Cast As WB’s ‘The Flash’ With A Solo Film Out In 2018

15 October 2014 9:01 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

The Flash will hit the big screen in 2018, according to Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara. He’ll be played by Ezra Miller, best known for his work in We Need To Talk About Kevin and The Perks of Being A Wallflower. The news came as part of a major investors event Wednesday morning. Also part of […]

The post Ezra Miller Cast As WB’s ‘The Flash’ With A Solo Film Out In 2018 appeared first on /Film. »

- Germain Lussier

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Lff: The Dinner review

15 October 2014 3:27 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Two families are torn apart by crime in the Italian drama-thriller, The Dinner. Here's Ryan's review...

It’s surely a mother’s worst nightmare, or at least one of them: you’re at home, watching Crimewatch on the sofa, and you suddenly realise that the shadowy figure in the grainy CCTV footage on the television looks uncannily like your son. Isn’t that him, brutally assaulting a homeless person?

The Dinner (I nostri regazza) tells the story of two sets of well-to-do parents who fear that their respective teenage son and daughter may have carried out this vicious crime. As it becomes clear that their children really are the culprits, the resulting emotional fallout threatens to tear the parents’ relationships apart.

Both sets of parents are wealthy and respected. On one side, there’s paediatric doctor Paolo (Luigi Lo Cascio) and his wife, Clara (Giovanna Mezzogiorno). On the other, »

- ryanlambie

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William H. Macy's Directorial Debut Peaks with a Punk-Rock Version of "Wheels on the Bus"

14 October 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Village Voice | See recent Village Voice news »

Of all the movie hybrids, William H. Macy's feature directorial debut, Rudderless, is among the strangest, combining plot elements of the schlocky 1980s rock 'n' roll franchise Eddie and the Cruisers with that of somber grieving dramas like We Need to Talk About Kevin. The result, despite a few stellar moments, is a not-quite-tragic-enough meditation on mourning and self-healing, crossed with a not-quite-gritty-enough portrait of indie rockers trying to break big. A fine Billy Crudup plays a once-successful businessman turned alcoholic, houseboat-dwelling recluse, shell-shocked after the sudden death of his college-aged singer-songwriter son. At a dying open mic-bar a local teen (Anton Yelchin, in nattering Jesse Eisenberg mode) sees Crudup's chara »

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Ctbf names John Brabourne winners

3 October 2014 5:46 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Nine recipients, including the editor of The Goob [pictured], to receive financial boost.

The Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund (Ctbf) has revealed the recipients of the annual John Brabourne Awards (JBAs), dedicated to providing invaluable financial assistance to individuals that have faced difficulties in progressing their career.

The 2014 awardees will be honoured during a formal reception at BAFTA this evening.

A record 184 entrants applied for consideration, a 50% uplift on 2013, with the successful candidates receiving a grant ranging between £1,000 and £5,000 towards the development of their careers in the film and TV industries. Nine awards were made this year, with an industry committee finalising the list of recipients.

Awardees being recognised at tonight’s reception at BAFTA include: Charlotte Hudson, a comedy writer with a number of film and TV projects in development, and one half of the double act, Two Left Hands; Adam Biskupski, an award-wining shorts editor whose debut feature The Goob recently premiered at Venice Film Festival »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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