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Relativity Media — the digital-age entertainment company that claimed clever financing and data analysis could help it unlock the secret to box office riches — filed for bankruptcy protection Thursday against a swarm of disgruntled investors and other creditors. The 11-year-old company that founder Ryan Kavanaugh had styled as a “next-generation global media company” will be sold at auction, a statement from the company said.
The upcoming sale will center on the enterprise’s film and television units. Left outside of the insolvency action are Relativity Sports; Relativity EuropaCorp Distribution, a joint venture with the European film operator; and Relativity Education. All those units will continue on as independent concerns. The company’s fashion operation, M3/Relativity, was shut down this week and its employees laid off Wednesday as part of a pinkslipping of 75 employees.
Kavanaugh and his board proposed the immediate auction of the company, which stated liabilities of up to $1 billion, »
- James Rainey and Brent Lang
Saving the world has never looked So Good! We’ve got your passes to this year’s fast-moving, action-packed, sexy and stylish international adventure.
Henry Cavill (Man Of Steel) stars as Napoleon Solo opposite Armie Hammer (The Social Network) as Illya Kuryakin in director Guy Ritchie’s The Man From U.N.C.L.E., a fresh take on the hugely popular 1960s television series.
Set against the backdrop of the early 1960s, at the height of the Cold War, the film centers on CIA agent Solo and Kgb agent Kuryakin. Forced to put aside longstanding hostilities, the two team up on a joint mission to stop a mysterious international criminal organization, which is bent on destabilizing the fragile balance of power through the proliferation of nuclear weapons and technology.
The duo’s only lead is the daughter of a vanished German scientist, who is the key to infiltrating the criminal organization, and they »
- Movie Geeks
The film is set to generate about 720 jobs and and over $26 million in production expenditure across central Sydney, Western Sydney and regional Nsw.
It will commence production in September and will be based at Fox Studios Australia and primarily filmed in locations across New South Wales..
Pre-production starts this month (July 2015) and the film is expected to be completed in the second half of 2016..
Gibson said Nsw was a great place to film. ..
.I can't think of a better place to shoot this film than here in Sydney and Nsw, where I was fortunate »
- Brian Karlovsky
Film Society of Lincoln Center, the New York not-for-profit that runs the 53-year-old Nyff, opted to shift the high-profile opening night screening to alleviate the logistical and security snarls they anticipate around the pope’s visit to the city. Pope Francis has a full day of activities — including a visit to East Harlem in the afternoon and an early-evening mass at Madison Square Garden — planned for Sept. 25, the night “The Walk” was originally scheduled to screen.
Nyff will still open its 2015 edition that day with free festival programming yet to be announced, but “The Walk,” still considered the fest’s opening film, will screen Sept. 26. Zemeckis’ movie stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as high-wire artist Philippe Petit, the man »
- Gordon Cox
This is a reprint of our review from the Independent Film Festival Boston.
The American Dream hinges on a set process, a progression that each and every individual pursuing it is bound to follow. Society dictates that if you work hard, seek academic and spiritual education, push past every barrier and consistently look to the future, success – and the personal sense of fulfillment that success will bring – can eventually be yours. But what happens when you finally triumph, seizing your dreams and securing the life you’ve always wanted – only to find that the happiness that was promised is nowhere to be found, and you still feel as deplorably vacant inside as before?
That existential emptiness is what appears to haunt author David Foster Wallace (Jason Segel) in every moment of James Ponsoldt’s sublimely elegiac The End of the Tour, which centers on a days-long interview between Wallace and »
- Isaac Feldberg
As production began to heat up on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice two years ago, we got various reports on what type of villain Jesse Eisenberg is playing in bringing Lex Luthor to the screen. Rumors claimed that he was from new money, comparing him to Mark Zuckerberg in The Social Network. One of the constant teases was that this Lex had his own baseball court inside Lex Corp Industries. New photos prove that true. The second trailer that debuted at Comic-Con showed Lex walking across the bullet littered floor of his destroyed offices, passing deflated basketballs. Now we see Lex standing proudly on this court, in front of his glorious neon sign, before any damage is done. It hints at a much more youthful Lex. A brat. Someone who is possibly quite immature.
That's not the only new photo we get from Empire, who are running a feature »
Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs is coming to New York as NYFF53′s centerpiece film this fall!! The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today the selection of Steve Jobs, written by Academy Award® winner Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network, Charlie Wilson’s War) and directed by Academy Award® winner Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours), as the Centerpiece of the upcoming 53rd New York Film Festival (September 25 – October 11), to screen on Saturday, October 3. Boyle and Sorkin joined forces to create this film about the brilliant man at the epicenter of the digital revolution, working from Walter Isaacson’s best-selling biography. Steve Jobs stars Michael Fassbender in the title role, [ Read More ]
The post New York Film Festival 2015 Centerpiece Film Announced appeared first on Shockya.com. »
- Rudie Obias
Steve Jobs, the new film about the Apple co-founder written by Aaron Sorkin and directed by Danny Boyle, will screen at the New York Film Festival on Oct. 3 as the fest’s Centerpiece selection. Michael Fassbender stars as Jobs, heading a cast that includes Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, Jeff Daniels, Michael Stuhlberg and Katherine Waterston. The New York Film Festival is familiar territory for Sorkin and Scott Rudin, one of Job's producers: They premiered their film The Social Network at Nyff in 2010. Based on Walter isaacson's biography of Jobs, the film is scheduled to be released by Universal on
- Gregg Kilday
"The enjoyment of a work of art, the acceptance of an irresistible illusion, constituting, to my sense, our highest experience of "luxury," the luxury is not greatest, by my consequent measure, when the work asks for as little attention as possible. It is greatest, it is delightfully, divinely great, when we feel the surface, like the thick ice of the skater's pond, bear without cracking the strongest pressure we throw on it. The sound of the crack one may recognise, but never surely to call it a luxury." —Henry James, from The Preface to The Wings of the Dove (1909) "[The critic’s] choice of best salami is a picture backed by studio build-up, agreement amongst his colleagues, a layout in Life mag (which makes it officially reasonable for an American award), and a list of ingredients that anyone’s unsophisticated aunt in Oakland can spot as comprising a distinguished film. This prize picture, »
- Greg Gerke
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture: Movie Mash-Up of the Day: Jesse Eisenberg was obviously cast as Lex Luthor because of his Mark Zuckerberg portrayal, so this mash-up of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and The Social Network is obvious but necessary: Star Wars of the Day: Everyone knows the Star Wars movies are heavily influenced by Westerns, but that doesn't mean we can't appreciate this literal Star Wars take on the Western classic The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Supercut of the Day: You've seen plenty of car chase supercuts, but this one is edited by Casper Christensen and as awesome as they come: Movie Remix of the Day: Mad Max: Fury Road has a bunch of...
- Christopher Campbell
Welcome to today's edition of Nerd Alert, where we have all the quirky, nerdy news that you crave in one convenient spot. What do we have in store for you on this tremendous Thursday? Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice gets an inevitable mashup with The Social Network, one fangirl makes the case for too many Marvel movies and James Franco does his best Jon Snow impersonation (no, he doesn't die). If that wasn't enough, we have a memorable Star Wars mashup with the iconic Western The Good the Bad and the Ugly and yet another Super Mario Bros. take-down. But first, we share with you some true Pixels hate. So, sit back, relax and check out all that today's Nerd Alert has to offer.
A Brutal Video Review of Pixels *Nsfw Language*
Sony Pictures' Pixels hits theaters for preview screenings tonight, but for those who rely on reviews from critics, »
Just recently we featured a quick little edit of some footage from the Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer where Bruce Wayne witnesses the final battle from the end of Man of Steel. But now the DC Comics superhero match-up gets a whole new face…literally. YouTube user and TV writer David Elmaleh has created […]
- Ethan Anderton
The Man From U.N.C.L.E. is filled with everything that made the 1960s cool – from its art, fashion and music, to its attitudes and perspectives – into a spot-on but understated vibe that is both retro and undeniably 21st century.
It is espionage chic and Guy Ritchie’s movie proves what was sexy then, is sexy now.
In some ways, the 1960s depicted in The Man From U.N.C.L.E. is a rare and enticing moment in time that only really existed on screen. The TV show enthralled mid-1960s viewers and spy-game aficionados on both sides of the Atlantic.
Warner Bros. Pictures has released new high-res photos from their stylish international adventure and origin story about the superspies – Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin – from the United Network Command for Law and Enforcement.
Ritchie captures the tone and authenticity of the 60’s through the various locations, the sophisticated palettes by production designer Oliver Scholl »
- Michelle McCue
Even though we are T-minus eight months away from the highly anticipated opening of “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” the Internet is already plump with parodies of the film. And why shouldn’t it be? After all, it has to take a break from cats sometime. The latest parody (this one from writer David Elmaleh) brilliantly combines the voiceover from the 'Batman v Superman' trailer with shots from “The Social Network,” transforming the preview from a cautionary tale about the omnipotent hero from Krypton into one about the billionaire tech guru, Mark Zuckerberg. And the result, retitled “Mark v The Winklevii,” is hilarious. (I just have to emphasize how perfect the editing is. Major props to Elmaleh for his genius cutting work.) I could go on and on about the parody video, but at a mere 2 minutes and 12 seconds, it’s way better that I just let you take »
- Zach Hollwedel
Sony has announced an entire movie about emoji. Which beloved characters should it be based on? That one who does the dancing? The suggestive aubergine?
History has taught us not to smirk at faddy, opportunistic-sounding film announcements. After all, the Facebook movie turned out to be The Social Network, and the Lego movie turned out to be, well, The Lego Movie. Still, it’s hard not to rub your eyes in disbelief at the announcement that Sony Pictures is making an entire movie about emoji, directed by the man behind Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Masters.
So let’s just assume that the emoji movie will be a thunderous success. If this is the case, in keeping with current trends, the next step will be an anthology series set in an Emoji Cinematic Universe, each telling a different story about several specific beloved emoji characters. Because this is something I desperately want in on, »
- Stuart Heritage
Hundreds of movies are released every year, and for every movie that’s released, there’s a movie poster to go along with it.
While these movie posters typically do a great job of advertising the film for a few weeks prior to release, very few of them end up being remembered for more than a few seconds, let alone months or years.
But, there are some movie posters that stand the test of time, and over the years, have become iconic works of art in their own right. We’re talking about films like Jaws, Titanic, and the many others featured below which you can purchase at any time at great sites like fastprint.
#1 – Trainspotting
It’s become one of the most iconic films of all time over the years, and »
I really loved the score from David Fincher's Gone Girl, so much in fact that I purchased the soundtrack on vinyl and played it in my room basically the entire spring semester while I did homework and studied for exams. Yeah, I'm that guy. My personal favorite track from Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross's score is "Sugar Storm", which you can listen to at the very bottom of this post, but today brings a previously unreleased track that didn't find its way onto the finished soundtrack. It is called "Abandoned Sets", and like the tracks that wound up in the film and set the mood for the story, it is eerie and unsettling, filled with electronic sounds, various beeps and bloops and atmospheric noises that just might give you goosebumps or make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up. "We never start the composing process »
- Jordan Benesh
For director Paul McGuigan, "Victor Frankenstein" (November 25th) reclaims the mantle for the mad scientist, who's historically been overshadowed by the monster thanks to Boris Karloff. But this film also explores another twisted friendship between co-dependent, kindred spirits: Igor (Daniel Radcliffe) and Victor (James McAvoy). "Victor Frankenstein" is told from the hunchback's point of view, only he's a near intellectual equal to the scientist obsessed with bringing the dead back to life. "When he meets Victor, Igor starts out as a hunchback in the circus but he mends people's bones and is knowledgeable about medical science and is treated like a freakish kid," McGuigan explained. "And actually when Max [Landis] wrote the script, his influence was 'The Social Network,' the idea of two men on the cusp of breakthrough technology and how this brings them together and bonds them and also rips them apart. And he immediately saw a correlation with. »
- Bill Desowitz
A day on from his earlier comments comparing Comic Con to a 'genocide' going viral, actor Jesse Eisenberg has clarified his statement. The original comments come from an Associated Press story and the introverted "The Social Network" actor explained to THR why he said what he said:
"Maybe on some cellular memory level, that's the only thing that seems like an equivalent social experience. Even if [fans are] saying nice things, just being shouted at by thousands of people, it's horrifying."
Then he spoke with Associated Press and further explained his comments app:
"I of course was using hyperbole to describe the sensory overload I experienced. I sometimes do employ that. I'm a normal person who has normal sensory experiences, so Comic-Con was very overwhelming for me. That said, it was really an honor to be on that end of such jubilation.
That people are excited about it in that way is unheard of and thrilling. »
- Garth Franklin
Jesse Eisenberg wants to clear the air about the comments he made about Comic-Con at the premiere for his movie The End of the Tour, which compared his experience at the event to "genocide." "It is like being screamed at by thousands of people," he said of the annual convention. "I don't know what the experience is throughout history, probably some kind of genocide. I can't think of anything that's equivalent." But The Social Network star clarified his comments Tuesday, attributing his analogy to excessive exaggeration. "I of course was using hyperbole to describe the sensory overload I experienced. I sometimes do employ that," he said, according to The Hollywood »
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