6 items from 2017
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Described as a “meta movie,” the story is a dark comedy that tells of an actor named Jason Mewes attempting to reinvent himself in Hollywood.
- Borys Kit
Home is where the heart is, and for Paul (Antonio Banderas), it also includes a very sketchy stranger named Jack (Jonathan Rhys Meyers). A reimagining of the heart-pounding French thriller Papillon Noir, Brian Goodman's Black Butterfly is teased in a new trailer and poster ahead of its May 26th theatrical and VOD release.
"Outside a mountain town grappling with a series of abductions and murders, Paul (Antonio Banderas), a reclusive writer, struggles to start what he hopes will be a career-saving screenplay. After a tense encounter at a diner with a drifter named Jack (Jonathan Rhys Meyers), Paul offers Jack a place to stay – and soon the edgy, demanding Jack muscles his way into Paul’s work. As a storm cuts off power to the isolated cabin, the two men begin a jagged game of one-upmanship that will bring at least one tale to an end.
- Tamika Jones
Artemis Women in Action Film Festival: Twitter
The Artemis Women in Action Film Festival has announced the honorees for its 2017 edition. Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Cynthia Rothrock, Gina Carano, and Luci Romberg will be celebrated in April, a press release revealed.
Produced by Artemis Motion Pictures, the fest is dedicated to honoring female-driven action films. Carrie Fisher, Rosie O’Donnell, Patricia Arquette, and Paul Feig are among its high-profile supporters.
“Our film festival seeks to redefine the image of women, not just on screen, but in culture as well,” emphasized festival Founder Melanie Wise. “Our official hashtag is #womenkickass and we try to convey that sensibility in everything that we do.”
“The idea of female action heroes is nothing new, women have been action heroes from Antiquity to the present day,” Co-Founder Sean Marlon Newcombe added. “We want to increase awareness of that for the industry and for audiences.”
Berdal (“Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters,” 2014’s “Hercules”) will be honored with the Artemis Action Next Wave Award. A graduate of Oslo National Academy of the Arts, she is best known for portraying Armistice in the Lisa Joy co-created “Westworld.” Berdal will next be seen in the upcoming “The Odd Couple,” directed by Margarethe von Trotta and written by Pamela Katz.
Rothrock (“China O’Brien,” “Lady Dragon”) is set to receive the Artemis Action Lifetime Achievement Award for her “extraordinary body of work” in more than 50 action films.” She holds a black belt in seven different martial arts and “is a legend both in Hong Kong and the Us,” the press release details.
Carano will take home the Artemis Action Warrior Award for “her contributions to the female action genre and women’s Mixed Martial Arts.” The star of Steven Soderbergh’s “Haywire” has also appeared in films like “Fast & Furious 6,” “The Heist,” and “Deadpool.”
Finally, Romberg will be celebrated as part of the upcoming generation of stuntwomen. She has served as Melissa McCarthy’s stunt double in “Ghostbusters,” “Spy,” “The Boss,” and “Identity Thief.” A talented freerunner, Romberg serves as stuntwoman on the upcoming “Pitch Perfect 3,” directed by Trish Sie and written by Kay Cannon.
For more information check out the Artemis Film Festival website.
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- Rachel Montpelier
In devastating news this morning, Bill Paxton has passed away at the age of 61. The actor reportedly died from a fatal stroke after undergoing heart surgery, confirmed by both TMZ and People. His family issued the following statement:
“It is with heavy hearts we share the news that Bill Paxton has passed away due to complications from surgery. A loving husband and father, Bill began his career in Hollywood working on films in the art department and went on to have an illustrious career spanning four decades as a beloved and prolific actor and filmmaker. Bill’s passion for the arts was felt by all who knew him, and his warmth and tireless energy were undeniable. We ask to please respect the family’s wish for privacy as they mourn the loss of their adored husband and father.”
The Texas-born actor and director — who leaves behind a wife and two »
- Jordan Raup
Behold the first image from Lucky Logan which is Soderbergh's first post-retirement theatrical feature. It's yet another heist picture from a director who is very fond of stories about professional thieves and or elaborately planned ambitious crimes. See also Haywire, Oceans franchise, Out of Sight.
Pictured are Adam Driver and Channing Tatum in the background (why are they barely featuring a star as big as Chan in the first still?) and platinum blonde Daniel Craig in the foreground. They're doing an elaborate heist during a Nascar race.
Are you excited to welcome Soderbergh back to the movies? »
- NATHANIEL R
Mma legend Gina Carano is firing back at Daniel Cormier after D.C. went on TV and blasted her for giving career advice to Ronda Rousey ... saying the Ufc star should be "ashamed." It all started when Carano -- an Mma superstar who quit fighting to become a movie actress -- was asked about Ronda's career during an interview to Fight Hub TV. "I think Ronda should do whatever she wants to do. She’s »
- TMZ Staff
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