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Who better to have a Horror film festival than Ash himself? Bruce Campbell’s Horror Film Festival returns on August 20th. Also: a teaser from X-Men: Days of Future Past - The Rogue Cut and a composer announcement for the Kirkman TV series Outcast.
Bruce Campbell's Horror Film Festival 2015: Press Release: "Bruce Campbell’s Horror Film Festival, in conjunction with Wizard World Comic Con, returns to Chicago with an even bloodier sequel, chopping and chain sawing its way through 4 days (8/20-8/23) of cinematical horror mayhem and badassness.
Bchff is thrilled to kick off the festivities on Thursday, August 20th with the much-anticipated horror anthology Tales Of Halloween, featuring 10 ghastly tales, including films written and directed by: Neil Marshall (The Descent), Lucky McKee (The Woman), Darren Lynn Bousman (Repo! The Genetic Opera), and Mike Mendez (Big Ass Spider!). Many of the filmmakers will be in attendance for a Q&A following the screening, »
- Tamika Jones
While Wade Wilson.s film debut in X-Men Origins: Wolverine was tame (and unfaithful to his background), the same can.t be said for his return in Deadpool next year. As one of the few comic book movies to be rated R, the Merc With The Mouth.s spinoff isn.t holding back on the grittiness and violence commonly seen in the Deadpool comics (creator Rob Liefeld compared the film to a Quentin Tarantino project), and in order to pull off the right tone, director Tim Miller cites a well-known David Fincher film for inspiration. In an interview with EW, Miller, who designed the opening credits for Fincher.s 2011 film The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, compared Deadpool.s various environments with 1998.s Fight Club and its most famous character. Said Miller: I felt Fight Club and Tyler Durden were good corollaries. We are in strip clubs and dive bars »
Academy invitee Eddie Redmayne in 'The Theory of Everything.' Academy invites 322 new members: 'More diverse and inclusive list of filmmakers and artists than ever before' The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has offered membership to 322 individuals "who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures." According to the Academy's press release, "those who accept the invitations will be the only additions to the Academy's membership in 2015." In case all 322 potential new members say an enthusiastic Yes, that means an injection of new blood representing about 5 percent of the Academy's current membership. In the words of Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs (as quoted in the press release), in 2015 "our branches have recognized a more diverse and inclusive list of filmmakers and artists than ever before, and we look forward to adding their creativity, ideas and experience to our organization." In recent years, the Academy membership has »
- Anna Robinson
We already know that David Fincher has decided to dive headfirst into small screen work, and is gearing up to direct every episode of Utopia, adapted from Dennis Kelly’s Channel 4 original. He’s locking in a regular collaborator for one of the lead roles, with The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’s Rooney Mara in negotiations.Utopia set things in motion with the discovery of a manuscript for a legendary graphic novel known as The Utopia Experiments, long shrouded in mystery. When a small group of previously unconnected people unites in their shared interest, things take a much darker turn.It turns out that they are by no means the only ones interested in the manuscript. Targeted swiftly and relentlessly by a murderous organisation known as The Network, the terrified group are left with only one option if they want to survive: run. Mara will play the Jessica Hyde »
After successful collaborations with David Fincher on “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” and “The Social Network,” Oscar-nominated actress Rooney Mara is in advanced negotiations to star in the director’s upcoming HBO series “Utopia,” an individual familiar with the project has told TheWrap. Fincher will direct every episode of the first season of the one-hour drama, which has been written by “Gone Girl” author Gillian Flynn. “Utopia” is based on the hit British series that Dennis Kelly created and Kudos produced for Channel 4. Endemol Shine North America’s scripted division, Endemol Shine Studios, will produce the series with HBO. »
- Jeff Sneider
In 2010, Juan José Campanella's El Secreto de sus Ojos won the Oscar for Best Foreign Film. But because Hollywood can't leave a good thing alone, it's now getting an English-language remake directed by Billy Ray. The thriller stars Julia Roberts, an FBI investigator whose teenage daughter turns up dead in a Dumpster. And when Nicole Kidman, the district attorney, can't build a strong enough case against the primary suspect, Roberts's co-worker and close friend, played by Chiwetel Ejiofor, goes on a 13-year manhunt for the guy they let walk. Just when they think they've found him and can reopen the case, Roberts goes all The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo to exact "justice" (read: revenge). The Secret in Their Eyes opens October 23. »
- Dee Lockett
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced this week that the Los Angeles City Council, in a unanimous vote, approved plans for the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. Construction will begin this summer, and ceremonial groundbreaking festivities will occur this fall.
“I am thrilled that Los Angeles is gaining another architectural and cultural icon,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti. “My office of economic development has worked directly with the museum’s development team to ensure that the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures will create jobs, support tourism, and pay homage to the industry that helped define our identity as the creative capital of the world.”
“We are grateful to our incredible community of supporters who have helped make this museum a reality,” said Dawn Hudson, the Academy’s CEO. “Building this museum has been an Academy »
- Michelle McCue
Strangely dropping a press release on a historic day where the nation's attention is elsewhere, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences revealed their annual list of new member invitees this morning. For those who criticize the makeup of the Academy there was some good news and the stark realization the organization still has a long way to go. The Academy has spent the last eight to 10 years attempting to diversify its membership and this year's class mostly reflects that. There are significantly more invitees of Asian and African-American descent, but the male to female disparity is still depressing. Out of the 25 potential new members of the Actor's Branch only seven are women. And, no, there isn't really an acceptable way for the Academy to spin that sad fact. Additionally, It's important to realize the 322 people noted in the release have only been invited to join Hollywood's most exclusive club. »
- Gregory Ellwood
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences continues to push for diversity, sending membership invitations to 322 individuals, including a healthy number of people who can help change the org’s demos.
Among the invitees are David Oyelowo, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Felicity Jones, Emma Stone, Rosamund Pike, Bong Joon-ho, Justin Lin and Francois Ozon. The Academy has been reaching out to women, foreign-born artists and people of various races, ethnic backgrounds and ages.
Accusations of Academy bigotry surfaced yet again in January when the list of Oscar nominees included Caucasians in all 20 acting categories, and few women or racial minorities among the other categories. Director Ava DuVernay and actor David Oyelowo of “Selma” had seemed like strong contenders, giving many people hopes of breakthroughs. After initial anger at the Acad, activists began to shift their protests to industry hiring practices. For example, 323 films were eligible for 2014 awards — which means AMPAS should theoretically »
- Tim Gray
Three years ago, a remake of Dario Argento's Suspiria seemed to be ready to go ahead. So what happened to it? Its former director explains.
Visually and aurally sumptuous, Dario Argento's Suspiria was one of the most striking horror movies of its age. The soundtrack was cacophonous, the cinematography drenched in colour and often beautiful - even when Argento was spattering the screen with claret.
In 2008, director David Gordon Green risked the ire of horror fans everywhere when he revealed to MTV that he planned to remake Argento's nightmare classic. It could have been a starry affair, too, with Natalie Portman on board as producer and star. That incarnation of the movie appeared to fall apart, though, and Portman ultimately went on to make Black Swan with Darren Aronofsky - a film about a ballet dancer with more than a touch of Argento's delirious brand of storytelling running through it. »
Now that HBO has pumped the brakes on David Fincher's comedy series Videosyncrazy, it seems the director is forging a head on a different HBO project, the remake of Dennis Kelly's U.K. mystery thriller series, Utopia. The Wrap's Jeff Sneider broke the news on twitter that Rooney Mara is eyeing an unspecified starring role that would reunite her with Fincher for the first time since 2011's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Fincher, who intends to direct every episode of Utopia's first season, is also re-teaming with Gone Girl author/screenwriter Gillian Flynn to adapt the Channel 4 series. The story picks up when the die-hard fans of an underground graphic novel learn that the author has secretly written a sequel, launching them into their own pop-culture thriller. They find that “the new manuscript is much more than just a book, and those on the hunt »
- Haleigh Foutch
Although production has halted on David Fincher's HBO comedy series Videosynchrazy, there's been some movement on his Utopia remake for the network. The Wrap's Jeff Sneider has tweeted that Fincher's The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo actress Rooney Mara is in talks to star in the planned HBO drama series, however there's no details on which character she might play.... Read More »
- Jesse Giroux
I don't know about you, but I have been itching for Rooney Mara and David Fincher to reteam on a project. I am still holding out hope for the sequels to their greatly under appreciated The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (at this point, though, that feels like a lost cause), but them doing anything together is enough to spark my interest and it looks like that is going to happen. Mara is in talks to star in Fincher's HBO adaptation of the UK series "Utopia", which will be penned by Gone Girl writer Gillian Flynn. This news comes to us courtesy of The Wrap's Jeff Sneider's Twitter account, so the details of who she would be playing are not totally clear. Most speculation points to the character of Jessica Hyde (originally played by Fiona O'Shaughnessy). We also do not know how far off from the original series they will go, »
- Mike Shutt
USA, a network known best for its original shows starring suave men in nice clothes (think "Burn Notice," "Suits," "Graceland," etc.) and seemingly never-ending marathons of "Law and Order: Svu," appears to be going in a much different and much more intriguing direction with its new series, "Mr. Robot."
On "Mr. Robot," you will not find a muscle-y hero with quick reflexes and even quicker comebacks. Instead you'll find Elliot (Rami Malek), a quiet tech geek with serious social anxiety. By day, he works as a cybersecurity programmer at the same firm as his childhood friend (and possible love interest), Angela (Portia Doubleday); by night, he's a hacker vigilante out to right what he sees as the world's many wrongs. Through an internal monologue running throughout the episode, we find out more about Elliot's disillusioned view of the world and the people who run it. Enemy number one in »
- Jenn Murphy
Whilst David Fincher's "Videosyncrazy" project at HBO may have fallen apart midway through shooting the first season, his other series in the works at the premium cabler seems to be picking up steam.
The Wrap's Jeff Sneider reports that Rooney Mara, who worked with Fincher on both "The Social Network" and the U.S. version of "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo," is reportedly in talks for a role in HBO's "Utopia," the remake of the cult British series of the same name.
Fincher is working with "Gone Girl" author Gillian Flynn to adapt the project for the U.S. market. The story follows a group of people who find themselves in possession of a manuscript for the sequel to a cult graphic novel called "The Utopia Experiments".
Said comic is rumoured to have predicted the worst disasters of the last century, and the manuscript suggests future disasters on the way. »
- Garth Franklin
Canal + and Svt have greenlit high-concept, multi-lingual thriller Midnight Sun/Jour Polaire from Mårlind&Stein (Underworld Awakening). The series, which shoots this summer on location in Sweden’s Arctic region, is being produced by Atlantique Productions, Nice Drama and Filmpool Nord. Starring Leila Bekhti (A Prophet) and Gustaf Hammarsten (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo), Midnight Sun/Jour Polaire reps the first ever French-Swedish co-production. Måns Mårlind and… »
In advance of finally watching the second season finale of HBO's side-achingly funny "Silicon Valley" last night -- I skipped the episodes as they originally aired but went back and binged it all in the last three days -- I decided to take myself back to last year at this time and watch the season one finale, which finds bumbling entrepreneur Richard (Thomas Middleditch) re-writing the algorithm for his dead-to-rights file compression venture as his friends try to determine optimal tip-to-tip efficiency when, ahem, "manipulating data." Watch the show and you'll get what I mean, if you don't already. Toward the end of that season one finale, we see Richard presenting at TechCrunch Disrupt and attempting to use his lossless compression software to compress a 3-D video file, which we learned earlier that season is wildly difficult to do. He takes the drive containing the file, plugs it into his computer, »
- Jordan Benesh
Deadpool is the film we never thought we'd see. 20th Century Fox kept the X-Men spinoff in limbo for years, and after his less than auspicious on-screen debut (more on that below), things didn't look good for Marvel Comics' 'Merc with a Mouth'.
Deadpool will be released on February 12, 2016.
X-Men: Origins will be swept under the carpet
As we mentioned, part of the problem with bringing Deadpool to the big screen was the royal mess Fox made of his first appearance. Reynolds appeared as mercenary Wade Wilson - that's Deadpool to you - in 2009's Hugh Jackman-starring X-Men Origins: Wolverine, the project that spectacularly failed to launch a solo movie spinoff series for Marvel's mighty mutants.
Out of the various criticisms levelled against the film, one that kept coming »
Burbank, CA (June 3, 2015) — The Dark Knight isn’t seeking tricks or treats when Gotham City’s most lethal villains take to the streets on Halloween night in the newest DC Comics animated film – Batman Unlimited: Monster Mayhem. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment, the original movie arrives from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Blu-rayTM and DVD on August 18, 2015 for a $19.98 Srp, and via Digital HD on August 4.
It’s Halloween night in Gotham City and Scarecrow, Clayface, Silver Banshee and Solomon Grundy have hit the streets to stir up trouble! Batman is on the trail of the city’s spookiest villains while, further complicating matters, the clown prince of crime himself, The Joker, is ruling over this mysterious crew of misfit criminals. It’s up to the Dark Knight to stop this gruesome gang before they unleash “digital laughter,” a computer virus that’s part of a »
- Robert Greenberger
Move aside, nude heels. To the left, black booties. There's another shoe rack essential that'll do just as much stylistic legwork as your go-to neutrals. We're referring to the surprisingly utilitarian leopard flats, of course. Don't believe in its universal styling powers? Let's turn to Hollywood's fashion elite for inspiration. Go monochrome: Whether you channel Emma Roberts in comfortable streetwear or Rooney Mara in head-to-toe black, these printed steppers will add a sophisticated pop to a single-tone ensemble. To elevate your look, opt for textured layers like the The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo star—it will subtly complement the spots on your shoes. Mix and match: For all »
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