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Shailene Woodley: Magnolia acquires White Bird in a Blizzard

11 April 2014 10:58 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Magnolia Pictures announced today it has acquired North American rights to White Bird in a Blizzard, a suspenseful drama from writer/director Gregg Araki and starring Shailene Woodley, who is coming off her hit film Divergent, which has grossed $116.6 million to date. Based on the novel by Laura Kasischke, the story is set in 1988 and revolves around a college-bound teenager whose life is deeply affected by the disappearance of her mother, played by Eva Green. The ensemble cast also includes Christopher Meloni, Shiloh Fernandez, Gabourey Sidibe, Thomas Jane and Angela Bassett. The film was produced by Pascal Caucheteux, Sebastien K. Lemercier, Alix Madigan-Yorkin, Pavlina Hatoupis and Gregg Araki (Kaboom). White Bird In a Blizzard is a Why Not Productions / Desperate Pictures / Orange Studio / Wild Bunch co-production. “We are longtime admirers of the singular Gregg Araki, who brings his unique vision to this funny, sexy and haunting film,” said Magnolia President Eamonn Bowles. »

- HollywoodNews.com

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Project of the Day: 'Drip'

9 April 2014 8:01 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite. In the meantime: Is this a movie you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments. "Drip"  Tweetable Logline: A documentary that looks at the amazing world of coffee competitions and the renowned baristas who compete in them Elevator Pitch: Jiro Dreams of Sushi meets Spellbound + Coffee! In 2013, we followed some of the rising stars in the coffee world as they were getting ready for the Regional, National, and World Barista Championships. These competitions allowed baristas to showcase their technical skills and creativity as they prepared 12 cups of coffee through 15 minute demonstrations. While this started as a journey for a love of coffee it soon became a fascinating story about the people who dedicated their lives trying to push the limits of a single beverage. »

- Indiewire

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Jon Favreau takes talents to Miami in 'Chef' trailer -- Video

7 April 2014 10:53 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Judging by its trailer, Jon Favreau’s Chef will belong in the don’t-see-on-an-empty stomach genre, much like 2009′s Julie and Julia and 2011′s Jiro Dreams of Sushi

Favreau himself plays the title chef who is struggling to agree on a compromise with the owner (Dustin Hoffman) of his L.A. restaurant. So, naturally, he ditches the restaurant and brings along his ex-wife (Sofia Vergara), his friend (John Leguizamo), and his son to see what Miami has to offer. And we get to see a lot of food in the process.

Chef, which also stars Scarlett Johansson and Robert Downey Jr., »

- Ariana Bacle

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‘Chef’s’ Jon Favreau: ‘I Shoot Food the Way Michael Bay Shoots Women in Bikinis’

8 March 2014 5:15 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Austin – From the moment he stepped onstage at the Paramount Theater, Jon Favreau was looking to entertain. “Chef,” the film he wrote, starred in, co-produced and directed, opened the 2014 South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival Friday night, with all but a standing ovation.

“I shoot food the way Michael Bay shoots women in bikinis,” Favreau told Variety at the after-party, held at Mohawk, several blocks from the theater. Prior to the screening, Favreau (pictured) and the cast dined at Franklin’s barbeque, a famous Austin barbeque joint, which makes a cameo in the film, as does musician Gary Clark Jr., who was deep into his second hour of a live performance.

The movie takes place in Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans and Austin, follows a chef (Favreau) as he quits his job and travels cross country in a food truck with his son (Emjay Anthony) and his sous chef (John Leguizamo).

After the screening, »

- Alexandra Cheney

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Tim’s Vermeer

15 February 2014 11:32 AM, PST | The Scorecard Review | See recent Scorecard Review news »

Tim’s Vermeer

Directed by: Teller


Running Time: 1 hr 20 mins

Rating: PG-13

Release Date: February 14, 2014

Plot: Inventor Tim Jenison strives to replicate a painting by Johannes Vermeer, using optical technology that might have been lost in time.

Who’S It For? Everyone, and absolutely not just those who know art.


If 2013 was in particular a year of lone survivors, with sole characters persevering with only their minds and spirits through challenging conditions, Tim’s Vermeer is a calming yet fitting coda to these tales. Though without the essential element of dramatic tension that carries films like All is Lost and Gravity through events that feature only one human being, the goal of Tim and his painting project, that of fully recreating a full Vermeer painting dot-for-dot and particle-by-particle, feels within this film to be no less ambitious than that of survival.

Tim’s Vermeer begins with a humble »

- Nick Allen

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Berlin: Altitude Distribution Adds Five Titles to Slate

5 February 2014 10:00 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Altitude Film Distribution has added five titles to its first theatrical slate.

The latest additions are “Love Is Strange,” “Fruitvale Station,” “The Nightmare,” “All Cheerleaders Die” and “Bolshoi Babylon.”

Love Is Strange,” which receives its international premiere in Berlin’s Panorama section this week, is directed by Ira Sachs, who co-wrote the script with Mauricio Zacharias, and stars John Lithgow and Alfred Molina.

Fruitvale Station,” penned and helmed by Ryan Coogler, stars Michael B. Jordan and Octavia Spencer.

Rodney Ascher, the cult director behind “Room 237,” directs “Nightmare,” mixing existing footage with recreations.

Ross M. Dinerstein (“The Pact”) and Kevin Iwashina (“Jiro Dreams of Sushi”) produce for Preferred Film & TV with Glen Zipper (“Undefeated”).

All Cheerleaders Die,” which is written and directed by Lucky McKee and Chris Sivertson, features Australian star Caitlin Stasey (“I, Frankenstein”) and Sianoa Smith-McPhee (“Touchback”).

Docu “Bolshoi Babylon” ventures behind the scenes at the Russian ballet »

- Leo Barraclough

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