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Exclusive: Tribeca Film has acquired actor-director Chris Lowell’s indie dramedy Beside Still Waters. The picture marks the directorial debut of TV and film thesp Lowell, who’s best known for his acting turns on Veronica Mars, Private Practice, and Enlisted. Ryan Eggold (The Blacklist) stars as Daniel Thatcher, a young romantic who has fallen on hard times and enlists his childhood friends to relive the glory days of their youth, whether they like it or not.
After the huge success of the Veronica Mars movie campaign on Kickstarter, Lowell and his fellow filmmakers took to the platform to raise $63,000 in finishing funds. The project collected over $207,000, more than tripling its funding goal, and became the 13th most-funded narrative film in Kickstarter’s history. In addition to directing, Lowell scripted with Mohit Narang and produced the dramedy which blends 16mm, Super 8, and his own black and white photography. Saturday Night Live‘s Beck Bennett, »
- Jen Yamato
Ever since Jurassic Park exploded into the imaginations of kids everywhere in ‘93, there hasn’t been another film since that has sparked the same interest in our large, scaley (or feathery) friends, the dinosaurs. Not even Spielberg himself with Jp’s sequel, The Lost World, could match the same fervent love for Raptors and Tyrannosaurs that the original inspired. That is, until now; Dinosaur 13, an incredible new documentary, comes the closest to capturing the same childlike wonder and awe we feel when coming in contact with a creature from an almost entirely different planet, sixty-five millions years into the past – even if that contact is divided by a cinema screen. And it’s all because of a bunch of bones. Let’s go back in time – but not that far…
South Dakota, 1990. Paleontologist Pete Larson and his team discover the largest complete T-Rex skeleton ever found. The skeleton’s »
- Gary Green
Earlier this month, we got word that Super 8 star Elle Fanning was going to lead A Storm in the Stars, a period romance from Wadjda director Haifaa Al-Mansour that will follow he passionate love affair between dangerously charismatic poet Percy Shelley and 17-year-old Mary Wollstonecraft, who hadn't yet taken the surname of her lover and gone on to become the iconic author of horror classic Frankenstein. And because Hollywood likes things in pairs, there's another project about Mary Shelley in the works as Deadline reports on a film called Mary Shelley's Monster, which will star "Game of Thrones" regular Sophie Turner. This isn't really a period romance or drama like A Storm in the Stars as producer Rose Ganguzza says this is "the story of the most extraordinary 19th century teenage heroine told in a visceral, sexy, contemporary way." She makes it sounds like Mary Shelley is at »
- Ethan Anderton
Star Wars Episode VII, directed by J.J. Abrams (Super 8, Mission: Impossible III, Star Trek) and scripted by Abrams along with Lawrence Kasdan (Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi), is scheduled for theatrical release next year through Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm. Star Wars Episode VII stars original trilogy cast members Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker and are joined by newcomers John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow. Award winning composer John Williams is set to return to create the film's score as well. Production on the highly anticipated film was halted after Harrison Ford sustained a leg injury on set this past June. A »
- Pietro Filipponi
James Marsden is set to join the cast of HBO’s upcoming sci-fi pilot "Westworld," a TV series reimagining of Michael Crichton's 1973 Western thriller. Marsden will play Teddy Flood, a mysterious new arrival to a small frontier town.
The story is set in the near future in a theme park full of robots where guests can live out any fantasy they wish. Anthony Hopkins, Evan Rachel Wood, Jeffrey Wright, Rodrigo Santoro, Shannon Woodward, Angela Sarafyan and Simon Quarterman also star. [Source: Variety]
Jake Gyllenhaal plays a welterweight champ whose career soars as his personal life falls apart. Harris will play a social worker who works with Gyllenhaal’s character. [Source: Deadline]
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- Garth Franklin
Beau Knapp has joined The Weinstein Company’s Southpaw from writer Kurt Sutter and director Antoine Fuqua. Jake Gyllenhaal star as a welterweight boxing champion who rises in his profession while his personal life falls apart. Knapp will play Jon Jon, the fighter’s lifelong best friend who came up with him through foster care and is on the payroll. Knapp most recently appeared in The Signal, and his credits also include Super 8 and Bones. Next up is the Liam Neeson thiller Run All Night.He is repped by Luber Roklin Entertainment and CAA. Cullen Douglas has been cast in indie feature […] »
Maleficent managed to take the world by storm, and the Disney effort is hitting on Blu-Ray November 4th with a lot of bonus features for fans.
Despite the fact that the movie eventually started catching varying degrees of backlash, it still won over audiences everywhere, and most critics, and fans are getting the treat they deserve with the release. Check the full release info below for the full list of extras.
Disney’S Greatest Villain Comes To Life
In The Wickedly Fun, Fantasy Adventure Starring
Arrives On Disney Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, Digital HD, Disney Movies Anywhere,
DVD & On-Demand Nov. 4, 2014!
Disney’s most iconic villain “Maleficent” comes to life for all to own, November 4, 2014. Starring Academy Award®-winning actress Angelina Jolie (Best Supporting Actress, “Girl, Interrupted,” 2000) as Maleficent, this wickedly fun twist on the classic “Sleeping Beauty” will be made available on Disney Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, »
- Marc Eastman
Disney's most iconic villain Maleficent comes to life for all to own, November 4, 2014. Starring Academy Award-winning actress Angelina Jolie (Best Supporting Actress, Girl, Interrupted, 2000) as Maleficent, this wickedly fun twist on the classic Sleeping Beauty will be made available on Disney Blu-ray Combo Pack, Digital HD, Disney Movies Anywhere, DVD and On-Demand platforms.
After enchanting audiences around the world and grossing more than $700 million in worldwide box office, this live-action, fantasy adventure casts a wondrous new spell on Blu-ray and Digital HD, featuring stunning high definition picture and sound, plus spellbinding, all-new bonus features, including several deleted scenes and behind-the-scenes featurettes that take viewers deeper behind the scenes of the filmmaking magic.
Join the cast and crew as they explore how Disney's animated classic Sleeping Beauty was re-imagined as an innovative, live-action epic in "From Fairy Tale to Feature Film." Discover how King Henry and Maleficent's opening battle scene »
The work of author Mary Shelley is known around the world, because she's responsible for writing the classic monster tale Frankenstein. But her own story hasn't been told on the big screen at all until now. THR reports Super 8 and Maleficent star Elle Fanning will lead A Storm in the Stars, a period romance from Wadjda director Haifaa Al-Mansour that will follow he passionate love affair between dangerously charismatic poet Percy Shelley and 17-year-old Mary Wollstonecraft, who hadn't yet taken the surname of her lover. Fanning will play Mary as she discovers young love at a time when she felt like an outcast. Mary was known for being well-educated and intellectual, but would gain fame for writing the genre fiction we all know today. This is a great project for Al-Mansour, the first female filmmaker to come from Saudi Arabia, very familiar with being a fish out of water »
- Ethan Anderton
Elle Fanning has been cast as Mary Shelley in A Storm in the Stars. This movie is an indie production which is smaller than Fanning's recent films like Maleficent and Super 8. A Storm in the Stars is based on the author Mary Shelley's life before and after writing Frankenstein. Shelley was in many ways a woman ahead of her time and helped invent the science fiction genre.
Producer Amy Baer said of Fanning:
"Elle is amazingly smart and talented and very much relates to Mary as a young woman," said Baer. "She is going to do something extraordinary in this role that will transition her from a compelling young adult to a formidable leading lady."
Fanning is great casting and I'm excited to see her performance as Shelley. »
- Free Reyes
The Angelina Jolie-headlined fairy tale fantasy is currently sitting on $715,019,000 worldwide, making it the third biggest earner of the year behind Transformers: Age of Extinction ($966.4 million) and X-Men: Days of Future Past ($739.5 million). In all, it’s the fifth film to reach the $700 million mark this year, with fellow Disney release Captain America: The Winter Soldier earning $713 million and Sony’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2 sitting on $706.3 million.
Directed by Robert Stromberg, Maleficent stars Angelina Jolie (The Tourist), Elle Fanning (Super 8), Sharlto Copley (Elysium), Imelda Staunton (The Pirates! Band of Misfits), Miranda Richardson (The Hours), Juno Temple (The Dark Knight Rises), and Lesley Manville (Romeo and Juliet). Read our reviews here, here and here.
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- Gary Collinson
Taking a trip through the Star Wars Episode VII rumor mill is a lot like playing the slots or spinning the roulette wheel; it’s all all chance. You’re as liable to land on the truth as utter fabrications, and in fact less so. J.J. Abrams is, after all, nothing if not protective of his projects’ innermost secrets, whether it’s a Super 8 or a Star Trek Into Darkness. That we know so little about the story behind his contribution to Star Wars canon is pretty much par for the course.
But amidst swirling gossip storms regarding this, that, or the other detail, it seems that we’ve finally gotten our first honest glimpse into ...
Click to continue reading ‘Star Wars Episode 7′: Plot Details At Last?
- Andy Crump
Star Wars Episode VII, directed by J.J. Abrams (Super 8, Mission: Impossible III, Star Trek) and scripted by Abrams along with Lawrence Kasdan (Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi), is scheduled for theatrical release next year through Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm. Star Wars Episode VII stars original trilogy cast members Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker and are joined by newcomers John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow. Award winning composer John Williams is set to return to create the film's score as well. With one week left to participate in the Star Wars: Force for Change initiative -- a campaign launched by Disney, Lucasfilm »
- Pietro Filipponi
Ron Howard is set to direct a documentary on The Beatles. According to THR, it will trace their days from the clubs of Liverpool, England and Hamburg, Germany, to their final appearance at Candlestick Park in San Francisco in 1966.
This is an authorized documentary and Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono Lennon, and Olivia Harrison are cooperating with it and the producers involved. This will be the first Beatles movie to be made since Let It Be in 1970.
Howard had this to say in a statement:
“What’s so intriguing to me is not only the subject, but the context we can bring to it now. Not only can we do a study of these touring years, the narrative of an odyssey, we can look at the significance of the Beatles as individuals—as musical geniuses, as societal leaders and their effect on global culture. Dramatically it makes a lot of sense and cinematically, »
- Joey Paur
I sat down with Matt Reeves in the shadow of the Golden Gate Bridge to see which one of us could have our hair more disheveled by the amazing wind on Crissy Field. Enjoy the video. The last time I saw Reeves, it was at Michael Giacchino's house, where I got to watch the two of them working on a scoring session for "Let Me In." I don't bring that up simply to not-so-humblebrag, but to illustrate just how unusually open Reeves can be about the filmmaking process. Even after almost 16 years of writing about films online, I can count the number of scoring sessions I've been invited to attend on my fingers. It's one of the more private parts of the overall filmmaking experience, and it's also a pressure cooker, so many filmmakers simply can't open that up to reporters. When "Let Me In" came to Comic-Con, I moderated the panel, »
- Drew McWeeny
Elle Fanning is set to star in the adaptation of How to Talk to Girls at Parties, a short story published in 2006, by writer Neil Gaiman. John Cameron Mitchell co-wrote the script and is set to direct the project.
How to Talk to Girls at Parties the story follows two teen boys, Enn and Vic, who go to a party in 1970s London. They set out to meet girls but soon find the girls are very different from the boys’ expectations. With Gaiman’s name attached you can expect to be entertained.
Fanning is set to play an alien tourist, who wants to part from her tour groups and explore the most dangerous place in the galaxy, the London suburb of Croydon. Fanning’s previous credits include Super 8, The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button and Maleficent alongside Angelina Jolie.
Neil Gaiman is best known for his much loved Sandman series, »
- Ciham Messouki
“I’ve always been a big fan of Jim Belushi and am excited to bring out a side of him audiences haven’t seen before,” said Hunt, who earned an Oscar-nomination for her 2009 screenplay for Frozen River.
Reeves stars in The Whole Truth as a defence attorney facing a seemingly hopeless case as he strives to get his 17-year-old client acquitted of murder.
Basso will play the defendant, while Mbatha-Raw portrays a young attorney and Belushi and Zellweger are the accused’s parents.
“I’m drawn to stories that are as complex as reality and I gravitate towards actors capable of multi-layered performances who reveal the chaos and truth »
This summer, Elle Fanning was part of Disney's box office winning revisionist fairytale Maleficent, but now she's heading into much more enticing territory. THR reports the star of Super 8 will lead How to Talk to Girls at Parties, an adaptation of a 2006 short story by Neil Gaiman, author of The Graveyard Book, Coraline and The Sandman. The story takes place in 1970s London and follows two boys heading to a party where one has no trouble hitting it off with a girl immediately, while the other shy one doesn't have the easiest time striking up a conversation. So what will Fanning's part be in the film then? More below! Well, writer Phillip Goslett and director John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Rabbit Hole) have turned the story into more of a love story about a schoolboy and punk who uses music and art as a way to escape. »
- Ethan Anderton
Elle Fanning will star in the adaptation of the short story How to Talk to Girls at Parties.
Written by Neil Gaiman, the original story follows two teenage boys at a party in 1970s London. When they begin to mingle, they soon realise that the girls are more than they seem.
In the movie adaptation, 16-year-old Fanning will play an American tourist who escapes her tour group and ends up at the party in Croydon, The Hollywood Reporter announced.
The sci-fi piece, published in 2006, was nominated for a Hugo Award for best short story and won the Locus Award in the same category.
Star Wars Episode VII, directed by J.J. Abrams (Super 8, Mission: Impossible III, Star Trek) and scripted by Abrams along with Lawrence Kasdan (Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi), is scheduled for theatrical release next year through Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm. Star Wars Episode VII stars original trilogy cast members Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker and are joined by newcomers John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow. Award winning composer John Williams is set to return to create the film's score as well. Bad Robot, J.J. Abrams' production company, confirmed via Twitter today that IMAX cameras will be used for the highly »
- Pietro Filipponi
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