5 items from 2016
A fourteen-year-old boy has a crush on a sensitive girl-next-door type named Melly, their eccentric parents are catching up with the sexual revolution, and the body of a 200-ton whale is washed ashore and puts the sleepy suburb in the spotlight. All of that is about to go spectacularly wrong.
The project is currently in pre-production ahead of a shoot this Fall in Australia. Al Clark and Jamie Hilton will produce.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
WestEnd Films has acquired worldwide rights to “Flammable Children,” a comedy written and to be directed by Stephan Elliott, who was BAFTA nominated for “The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.” WestEnd starts sales at the European Film Market at Berlin.
The film is set in an Australian beach suburb, Dee Why, in the mid-1970s. Fourteen-year-old Jeff tries to find his feet in a world changing faster than his hormones, and deal with his crush on shy and sensitive girl-next-door Melly. When the town suddenly hits the spotlight after the body of a 200-ton whale is washed ashore, Jeff and Melly think it’s the biggest thing that ever happened in their lives.
Meanwhile, their eccentric parents are catching up with the sexual revolution »
- Leo Barraclough
Salt and Fire
Director: Werner Herzog
Writer: Werner Herzog
While universal disappointment has followed Herzog’s 2015 Gertrude Bell biopic Queen of the Desert following its Berlin premiere (subsequently re-cut but to little avail for the North American premiere at AFI in November), Herzog has charged on to his projects, including a documentary set to premiere at Sundance 2016 and Salt and Fire, a ‘super volcano’ disaster movie headlined by Michael Shannon, Gael Garcia Bernal, and Veronica Ferres as a scientist in Bolivia clashing with a corporation responsible for a mass scale ecological disaster. We were sad to see Herzog ditch plans for his adaptation of Vernon God Little but are pleasantly looking forward to his reunion with Shannon (star of the sadly underrated weirdness My Son My Son What Have Ye Done, produced in 2009 by David Lynch).
Production Co.: Benaroya Pictures, Construction Film, »
- Nicholas Bell
Hulu has released the full-length trailer for their epic event series 11.22.63. Arriving in nine one-hour episodes, 11.22.63 is set to premiere on President's Day, February 15, 2016. This exciting sci-fi drama is based upon the New York Times best-selling 2011 novel written by Stephen King. It stars James Franco, Josh Duhamel and Sarah Gadon.
On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy was killed, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? The Hulu Original series 11.22.63 is a thriller in which high school history teacher Jake Epping (James Franco) travels back in time to prevent the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. His mission is threatened by Lee Harvey Oswald, falling in love and the past itself, which doesn't want to be changed.
All caught up with our top 50 films of 2015? It’s now time to look to the new year, and, ahead of our 100 most-anticipated films, we’re highlighting 50 titles we’ve enjoyed on the festival circuit this last year (and beyond) that will likely see a release in 2016. While the first batch have confirmed dates all the way through the summer, we’ve also included a handful that are awaiting a date and some we’re hopeful will get a release by year’s end pending acquisition. U.S. distributors: take note!
We’ve stuck to just 50 here, but we’ve also seen many other notable releases over the next twelve months that we were more mixed on (or worse). There’s The Benefactor, Mojave, Southbound, Remember, and Too Late this winter, as well as Hello, My Name is Doris, Green Room, Miles Ahead, I Saw the Light, The Bronze, Evolution, »
- TFS Staff
5 items from 2016
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