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Michael Shamberg to receive Zurich honour

22 hours ago | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Michael Shamberg, producer of Pulp Fiction and A Walk Among the Tombstones, to be honoured at Zurich Film Festival, which has added Zach Braff’s Wish I Was Here.

Zurich Film Festival (Sept 25 - Oct 5) is to honour Us producer Michael Shamberg with its ‘Golden Eye’ Career Achievement Award.

The festival also announced that it has added Zach Braff’s Wish I Was Here, produced by Shamberg and Stacey Sher, to its gala premiere section.

It is the second film produced by Shamberg and Sher to feature in this year’s Zff, with A Walk Among the Tombstones recently added and star Liam Neeson confirmed to attend.

Shamberg, whose credits include Best Picture Oscar nominees The Big Chill, Pulp Fiction, Erin Brockovich and Django Unchained, will receive his award at a ceremony in Zurich on Sept 26.

In a joint statement, Zff co-directors Nadja Schildknecht and Karl Spoerri called Shamberg “one of the most innovative producers in contemporary »

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

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Participant Media, Changing Its Stripes, Sells Thriller 'Out of the Dark' to Vertical Entertainment

25 August 2014 2:41 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Ten years after its founding, Participant Media has released some 55 films, from docs "An Inconvenient Truth," "Food, Inc.," "Waiting for ‘Superman'" to upcoming Toronto International Film Festival title "Merchants of Doubt" to uplifting features such as "Good Night, and Good Luck," "Syriana," "The Help," "Contagion" and "Lincoln." As Participant prepares to celebrate its tenth anniversary at Toronto with the world premiere of animated “Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet,” the company led by eBay co-founder Jeff Skoll has been broadening its narrowly defined social action niche to include commercial feature fare. The message is still there--but it's more hidden. In one example, the company just sold U.S. rights to supernatural thriller "Out of the Dark," starring Julia Stiles, Scott Speedman, and Stephen Rea, to Vertical Entertainment »

- Anne Thompson

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Exclusive Infographic – The World of Luc Besson

20 August 2014 3:55 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

To celebrate the release of Lucy starring Scarlett Johansson this Friday [read our review here], we’ve got an exclusive infographic designed by Christian Tate that showcases the kills and skills of Luc Besson’s greatest characters. Take a look…

Lucy is set in a world that is run by the mob, street gangs, drug addicts, and corrupt cops. Lucy (Scarlett Johansson), a woman living in Taipei, Taiwan, is forced to work as a drug mule for the mob. The drug implanted in her body inadvertently leaks into her system, changing her into a superhuman. She can absorb knowledge instantaneously, is able to move objects with her mind, and can not feel pain and other discomforts.

Lucy is set for release on August 22nd, with a cast that also includes Morgan Freeman (The Dark Knight Rises), Choi Min-sik (Oldboy), Amr Waked (Contagion), Analeigh Tipton (Crazy, Stupid, Love), and Pilou Asbæk (Borgen).

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- Luke Owen

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Loads of new images from Lucy featuring Scarlett Johnasson

15 August 2014 3:36 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its UK release on August 22nd, Universal has just dropped a load of new images for Lucy, director Luc Besson’s (The Fifth Element) latest action thriller, starring Scarlett Johansson (Captain America: The Winter Soldier). Check them out below and read our review here…

Lucy is set in a world that is run by the mob, street gangs, drug addicts, and corrupt cops. Lucy (Scarlett Johansson), a woman living in Taipei, Taiwan, is forced to work as a drug mule for the mob. The drug implanted in her body inadvertently leaks into her system, changing her into a superhuman. She can absorb knowledge instantaneously, is able to move objects with her mind, and can not feel pain and other discomforts.

Lucy is set for release on August 22nd, with a cast that also includes Morgan Freeman (The Dark Knight Rises), Choi Min-sik (Oldboy), Amr Waked (Contagion), Analeigh Tipton (Crazy, »

- Luke Owen

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Giveaway – Win Divergent on Blu-ray

13 August 2014 12:07 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Divergent is the action-packed adventure starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James and British icon Kate Winslet based on the No.1 Bestseller from Veronica Roth. Directed by Neil Burger the film is the first of what is sure to be one of the slickest and most exciting movie adventures of it’s generation.

To support the release of Divergent out on DVD, Blu-ray, Blu-Ray Steelbook and for download this week, we have a Blu-Ray copy to give away! Read on for a synopsis and details of how to enter…

In a futuristic Chicago, society is divided into five factions based on personality type, created to bring everlasting peace: Abgenation (Selfless) Amity (Peaceful) Candor (Honest) Dauntless (Brave) Erudite (Intelligent)

On a given day each year, all sixteen year olds must take a test and choose where they belong. For Tris Prior (Shailene Woodley) the choice is not an easy one. In a divided existence where everyone must conform, »

- Gary Collinson

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Some Thoughts on 'The Knick', Premieres Tonight

8 August 2014 12:38 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

The first episode of Steven Soderbergh's "The Knick" premieres tonight, August 8, at 10 p.m. Et/Pt and just a couple nights ago I watched the first two episodes of the show, which stars Clive Owen as Dr. John W. Thackery, working at New York's Knickerbocker Hospital in the year 1900. It's early days in anesthetics and the premiere episode's opening scene is a brutal one, offering an introduction into the blood bath the show will surely be. Having only watched the first two episodes (they sent me the first seven) I can't say I'm wholly in the bag for the show just yet as it is yet another television series that seems determined to focus solely on the bleak nature of the situation at hand and absolutely nothing that would seem to offer any sense of relief from the despair. Dead babies, cocaine use, racial issues, deviant ambulance drivers, electrical issues, »

- Brad Brevet

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TV Review: Grisly Sacrifice for Science in Captivating Period Drama ‘The Knick’

8 August 2014 6:16 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Cinemax’s ominous new series “The Knick” is a hospital drama that’s very much in the voice of its director, Steven Soderbergh. Set in New York City at the turn of the 20th century, the series presents the medical world as it inches closer and closer to modernity, while making contemporary parallels to the desperate hustle by surgery room clients and their doctors alike regarding treatment of the human body. What has changed in the politics of medicine? What hasn’t?

Television Rating: 4.0/5.0

The Knick is the name of the hospital (formally called The Knickerbocker) that employs John W. Thackery, a disturbed surgeon played by Clive Owen, who tiptoes towards medical breakthroughs often at the expense of human lives. He proclaims emotionally early in episode one that science is at a crucial point, in which more breakthroughs have been made in the last five years compared to the last five hundred. »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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'Contagion' Screenwriter: The Most Dangerous Virus Is Fear

5 August 2014 7:18 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

As reports emerge of people who may or may not be infected with Ebola, including a man hospitalized at New York City's Mount Sinai Hospital with Ebola-like symptoms, fear of the disease seems to be growing more rapidly than the number of cases. And that's to be expected, according to the screenwriter of Steven Soderbergh's pandemic movie, Contagion, who claims that such panicked concern is a virulent disease even worse than Ebola. "There is no more effective contagion than fear. Rest assured, it has an R-nought far greater than Ebola," Scott Z. Burns writes in Time, referring

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- Hilary Lewis

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New UK quad poster for Lucy starring Scarlett Johansson

28 July 2014 8:35 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its UK release on August 22nd, Universal has just dropped a new UK quad poster for Lucy, director Luc Besson’s (The Fifth Element) latest action thriller, starring Scarlett Johansson (Captain America: The Winter Soldier). Check it out below and read our review here…

Lucy is set in a world that is run by the mob, street gangs, drug addicts, and corrupt cops. Lucy (Scarlett Johansson), a woman living in Taipei, Taiwan, is forced to work as a drug mule for the mob. The drug implanted in her body inadvertently leaks into her system, changing her into a superhuman. She can absorb knowledge instantaneously, is able to move objects with her mind, and can not feel pain and other discomforts.

Lucy is set for release on July 23rd, with a cast that also includes Morgan Freeman (The Dark Knight Rises), Choi Min-sik (Oldboy), Amr Waked (Contagion), Analeigh Tipton (Crazy, »

- Gary Collinson

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Francis Lai to be honoured at WSAs

18 July 2014 2:47 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The French composer will be honoured at the World Soundtrack Awards which take place October 25th as part of the Gent Film Festival.

French composer Francis Lai is to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 14th World Soundtrack Awards which take place during the 41st Gent Film Festival, which will this year focus on France.

Born in Nice in 1932, Lai’s composing credits include Claude Lelouch’s Oscar winning A man And A Woman (1966). Lai went on to collaborate with Lelouch on numerous films. In 1970 Lai scored his biggest international hit with the soundtrack to Love Story.

A selection of his work will be performed by the Brussels Philharmonic and conducted by Dirk Brossé at the World Soundtrack Awards, which take place on October 25 in the Belgium city of Gent.

Confirmed central guests and performers at the World Soundtrack Awards are American composer Cliff Martinez (Drive, Only God Forgives, Contagion and [link »

- sarah.cooper@screendaily.com (Sarah Cooper)

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Another clip and new stills from Lucy starring Scarlett Johansson

17 July 2014 4:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Universal Pictures has continued its marketing blitz for Lucy by releasing a new clip and batch of images for the Luc Besson-directed action thriller, which stars Scarlett Johansson (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) as a woman accidentally caught in a dark deal who turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic. Check them out here…

 

Lucy is set in a world that is run by the mob, street gangs, drug addicts, and corrupt cops. Lucy (Scarlett Johansson), a woman living in Taipei, Taiwan, is forced to work as a drug mule for the mob. The drug implanted in her body inadvertently leaks into her system, changing her into a superhuman. She can absorb knowledge instantaneously, is able to move objects with her mind, and can not feel pain and other discomforts.

Lucy is directed by Luc Besson (The Fifth Element) and »

- Gary Collinson

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Two more clips from Lucy starring Scarlett Johansson

14 July 2014 2:10 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We’ve seen an awful lot of promotional material for the upcoming action thriller Lucy over the past week [see here], and just in case you haven’t had enough, we’ve now got another two clips which you can watch below courtesy of Cbm…

Lucy is set in a world that is run by the mob, street gangs, drug addicts, and corrupt cops. Lucy (Scarlett Johansson), a woman living in Taipei, Taiwan, is forced to work as a drug mule for the mob. The drug implanted in her body inadvertently leaks into her system, changing her into a superhuman. She can absorb knowledge instantaneously, is able to move objects with her mind, and can not feel pain and other discomforts.

Lucy is directed by Luc Besson (The Fifth Element) and sees Scarlett Johansson (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) joined in the cast by Morgan Freeman (Now You See Me), Choi Min-sik »

- Gary Collinson

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New images from Lucy featuring Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman and Choi Min-sik

13 July 2014 10:21 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With its release a little under a fortnight away, Universal has debuted a batch of new stills from Luc Besson’s (The Fifth Element) latest action thriller Lucy, which includes a few shots of Scarlett Johansson (Captain America: The Winter Soldier), along with Morgan Freeman (The Dark Knight Rises) and Choi Min-sik (Oldboy)…

 

Lucy is set in a world that is run by the mob, street gangs, drug addicts, and corrupt cops. Lucy (Scarlett Johansson), a woman living in Taipei, Taiwan, is forced to work as a drug mule for the mob. The drug implanted in her body inadvertently leaks into her system, changing her into a superhuman. She can absorb knowledge instantaneously, is able to move objects with her mind, and can not feel pain and other discomforts.

Lucy is set for release on July 23rd, with a cast that also includes Amr Waked (Contagion), Analeigh Tipton (Crazy, Stupid, »

- Gary Collinson

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Scarlett Johansson tears through Paris in new Lucy clip

12 July 2014 3:01 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We’ve seen a featurette and red band clip already this week, and now we have another preview of Luc Besson’s (The Fifth Element) upcoming action thriller Lucy, which Scarlett Johansson (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) taking part in a high speed pursuit through the streets of Paris. Take a look below…

Lucy is set in a world that is run by the mob, street gangs, drug addicts, and corrupt cops. Lucy (Scarlett Johansson), a woman living in Taipei, Taiwan, is forced to work as a drug mule for the mob. The drug implanted in her body inadvertently leaks into her system, changing her into a superhuman. She can absorb knowledge instantaneously, is able to move objects with her mind, and can not feel pain and other discomforts.

Also featuring in the cast of Lucy are Morgan Freeman (Now You See Me), Choi Min-sik (Oldboy), Amr Waked (Contagion), Analeigh Tipton (Crazy, »

- Gary Collinson

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First featurette for Lucy starring Scarlett Johansson

11 July 2014 4:27 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

After dropping the first clip yesterday [which we have for you here], a new featurette has arrived online for Lucy, the latest action thriller from Luc Besson (The Fifth Element), which sees Scarlett Johannson (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) as a woman who develops superhuman abilities and sets out for revenge against the mob;

Lucy is set in a world that is run by the mob, street gangs, drug addicts, and corrupt cops. Lucy (Scarlett Johansson), a woman living in Taipei, Taiwan, is forced to work as a drug mule for the mob. The drug implanted in her body inadvertently leaks into her system, changing her into a superhuman. She can absorb knowledge instantaneously, is able to move objects with her mind, and can not feel pain and other discomforts.

Lucy is set for release on July 23rd, with a cast that also includes Morgan Freeman (Now You See Me), Choi Min-sik (Oldboy), Amr Waked (Contagion), Analeigh Tipton (Crazy, »

- Gary Collinson

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First red band clip from Lucy starring Scarlett Johansson

10 July 2014 12:27 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Thanks to Cbm we’ve got an action-packed first clip from Luc Besson’s (Leon, The Fifth Element) latest action thriller Lucy, which sees Scarlett Johansson (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) taking out a bunch of bad guys as she makes her escape from a prison cell; take a look below…

Lucy is set in a world that is run by the mob, street gangs, drug addicts, and corrupt cops. Lucy (Scarlett Johansson), a woman living in Taipei, Taiwan, is forced to work as a drug mule for the mob. The drug implanted in her body inadvertently leaks into her system, changing her into a superhuman. She can absorb knowledge instantaneously, is able to move objects with her mind, and can not feel pain and other discomforts.

Lucy is set for release on July 23rd, with a cast that also includes Morgan Freeman (Now You See Me), Choi Min-sik (Oldboy »

- Gary Collinson

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Did MTV's Finding Carter Capture You?

8 July 2014 8:00 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

What if your family wasn’t your family?

While we all might wish that at some point when relatives are driving us nuts, in MTV’s new series Finding Carter, it becomes a nightmare reality when the titular heroine discovers her “mom” kidnapped her. Now, she’s forced to live with her “real” family — but you don’t have to, so will you stick with them?

Related Finding Carter Stars Preview ‘Intense,’ ‘Fun’ New MTV Kidnapping Drama

Before you chime in with your thoughts on Tuesday’s premiere, a recap of just the pilot (MTV also aired Episode 2 tonight): »

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"It Stopped Being Fun," the Biggest Reason Steven Soderbergh Quit the Movies

7 July 2014 9:58 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

In a new interview with Steven Soderbergh at Esquire, the director of the upcoming Cinemax television show "The Knick" discussed the "biggest reason" he got out of movies, which was, "It stopped being fun." The fact that it became a story at all is because of Matt Damon. He remembered verbatim a drunk conversation we had in Chicago and repeated it to USA Today. I'd talked about it before and nobody gave a sh*t. It wasn't until Matt said that I had a plan to get out. The bottom line when people talk about all the reasons, you know the biggest reasonc It stopped being fun. It just stopped being fun. It really wasn't. That's a big deal to me. It may sound like "Why do you have to have fun to go to workc" I don't know. I like to be in a good mood. The ratio of »

- Brad Brevet

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Five Things I Learned from 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' (Review And Roundup, Video)

2 July 2014 1:57 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Going into last week's Fox screening of 3D sequel "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," I was both anticipating and skeptical. Why? Well, the initial series reboot "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" by writer-producers Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver, as executed by director Rupert Wyatt, Andy Serkis as ape leader Caesar, and Joe Letteri's Weta Digital was so superb that the sequel was likely to be a comedown. Back on board were Weta and Serkis, but Fox co-chairman Tom Rothman no longer runs the studio, Wyatt didn't stay for the sequel, Jaffa and Silver were reluctantly back-stepped to producers, with action writer Mark Bomback ("Live Free and Die Hard," "The Wolverine") and Scott Z. Burns ("Contagion") taking over the screenplay. Fox hiring director Matt Reeves was good news, as I had admired his thoughtful work on horror remake "Let Me In."  I walked out of the screening elated. »

- Anne Thompson

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DVD Review: 'Flu'

30 June 2014 1:37 PM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★★☆☆It's hard to describe Kim Sung-su's epidemic thriller - out now on DVD here in the UK - without mentioning other well-known entries in the sub-genre. Outbreak (1995) and Steven Soderbergh's skin-crawling Contagion (2011) are obvious touchstones for this action-packed tale of a lethal infection running rampant in urban South Korea. Whereas western outings have updated the classic disaster movie formula, Flu (2013) distinguishes itself by embracing a slightly more sci-fi bent with its near-future setting and dystopian milieu. It makes for gripping viewing, despite being hampered by a wealth of ridiculous plot contrivances and a tone so erratic it can feel like two separate movies.

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- CineVue UK

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