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We're yet to see the first trailer for Joon-ho Bong's upcoming English language debut Snowpiercer (although we did get a few snippets of footage thanks to an international featurette), but to tide us over a new image has been released featuring several of the main players from the mysterious sci-fi, including Chris Evans (Captain America: The Winter Soldier), Ewen Bremner (Jack the Giant Slayer), Octavia Spencer (The Help), Kang-ho Song (The Good, the Bad, the Weird), Go Ah-sung (The Host) and Tilda Swinton (We Need to Talk About Kevin) - the latter of whom is sporting a shoe on her head...
Snowpiercer is based upon the French graphic novel Le Transperceneige by Jacques Lob and Jean-Marc Rochette and takes place in an apocalyptic near-future, where an Ice Age has killed all life on Earth, save the for inhabitants of a train called the Snowpiercer. Also featuring in the cast »
- Flickering Myth
"Buffy the Vampire Slayer" ended 10 years ago on May 20, 2003. Yes, it's been a decade since the Slayer and the Scoobies closed the Hellmouth in Sunnydale, California.
Series star Sarah Michelle Gellar is returning to TV opposite Robin Williams with "The Crazy Ones," a new comedy on CBS this fall. At the CBS 2013 upfront red carpet last week, Gellar was surprised by how much time has passed since she last wielded a wooden stake on TV.
"Wait, wait. Hold on. Really?" she replied when The Huffington Post told her the 10th anniversary of the "Buffy" finale was upon us. "Wow. God, you just blew my mind." Williams, who accompanied Gellar on the red carpet said, "It's kind of wonderful."
"It is," Gellar said. "I'm incredibly proud of that show -- proud of everybody on it, of what we did ... You can't be prouder of that show. It still holds up in »
- Chris Harnick
Thirty-nine recipients of the 72nd Annual Peabody Awards will be honored May 20 at the Waldorf-Astoria in Gotham. The Peabodys, bestowed by the U. of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, cite the best in electronic media. Herewith are a few of the projects and people being honored.
The Smithsonian Channel’s “Mlk: The Assassination Tapes” couldn’t have been made if professors at Memphis State U., back in 1968, didn’t have the foresight to preserve the historic TV, radio and police-report tapes regarding the Martin Luther King assassination. Typically, those tapes were reused and hence lost.
“It was extraordinary to find this treasure trove,” says David Royle, exec VP of programming and production at the Smithsonian Channel. Equally extraordinary, filmmaker Tom Jennings “crafts a film from these tapes that is entirely dramatic and immediate, taking the reality that existed at the time and infusing it with drama and intensity. »
- Robert Hofler
In the recently released film, Moore portrays a rock-star mom going through a bitter divorce who's having trouble connecting to her 6-year-old daughter, Maisie.
The role couldn't have been farther from her heart. Moore, who has a 15-year-old son and 11-year-old daughter, said motherhood was something that came easily for her and a role she always craved since she was a little girl.
"I thought, `I don't know if I will get married, but I do want to have children,'" Moore said in an interview on the opening day of the Cannes Film Festival. "I said, `I'm going to have a boy and a girl.' You know, all those ridiculous fantasies that you have when you're 10 years old – for me, »
USA has picked up a pair original half-hour comedies to air alongside its big acquired series "Modern Family." It has not, however, made a move to revive "Happy Endings" following that show's cancellation by ABC.
Speculation has been running high for several weeks that USA would add "Happy Endings" to its roster if ABC dropped the show, but it didn't happen as part of USA's upfront announcements on Thursday (May 16). A report on Deadline says a pickup for "Happy Endings" is now "unlikely."
The two comedies USA did pick up are "Sirens," a show about an oddball group of EMTs in Chicago; and "Playing House," a female buddy comedy from Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham ("Best Friends Forever").
"Sirens" stars Michael Mosley ("Pan Am"), Kevin Daniels ("Modern Family"), Jessica McNamee ("The Vow") and Kevin Bigley ("Game Change"). "Rescue Me" creator-star Denis Leary and "Wedding Crashers" and "Traffic Light" writer »
The two half-hour comedies are the first for USA. "Sirens" and "Playing House" will debut in the first quarter of 2014. USA will begin airing "Modern Family" reruns on Tuesday, September 24 at 8 p.m. Et.
"This is the right time to be introducing half hour original comedies to the USA audience. With 'Modern Family' joining our line-up in the fall, we can leverage television’s most popular comedy to serve as a powerful launch pad for new originals in this genre," Chris McCumber, co-president of USA Network, said in a statement.
“Our new series come from some of the best comedic talent in the business, and reflect USA's style -- with great characters, strong execution and compelling storytelling," Jeff Wachtel, co-president of USA Network, »
- Chris Harnick
The Butler has long been an early contender for the awards season later this year, with Lee Daniels’ biographical drama set for an October release by The Weinstein Company. And with Daniels on board, Forest Whitaker in the lead, and Harvey Weinstein on the campaign front, you can be sure that this is going to get some serious attention from the Academy.
We’ve got a little over five months to go before the film arrives in theatres, and now Yahoo Movies have debuted the first trailer, giving us a look at Whitaker’s performance as Eugene Allen, who worked in the White House for more than three decades.
The Butler tells the story of a White House butler who served eight American presidents over three decades. The film traces the dramatic changes that swept American society during this time, from the civil rights movement to Vietnam and beyond, and »
- Kenji Lloyd
Anchor Bay Entertainment and RADiUS-twc announced today the Blu-ray and DVD release of the gripping psychological thriller, 6 Souls. From the producers of The Ring, 6 Souls stars multiple-Oscar nominee and Golden Globe Award winner Julianne Moore (HBO's Game Change, Magnolia), and Golden Globe Award winners Jonathan Rhys Meyers (Showtime's The Tudors, Bend It Like Beckham) and Frances Conroy (HBO's Six Feet Under, The Aviator). Written by Michael Cooney (Identity) and co-directed by Måns Mårlind and Björn Stein (Storm), 6 Souls heads to retail on July 2, 2013 for an Srp of $29.99 for the Blu-ray and $24.98 for the DVD.
After the death of her husband, forensic psychiatrist Dr. Cara Harding's (Julianne Moore) faith in God has been shaken, but not her belief in science. In an attempt to open her up to accepting unexplainable psychiatric theories, her father introduces her to Adam (Jonathan Rhys Meyers), a patient with multiple personalities, who »
The Weinstein Co. has released the first trailer for The Butler. The film is due in theaters in the midst of Awards season – October 18.
The Butler tells the story of a White House butler who served eight American presidents over three decades. The film traces the dramatic changes that swept American society during this time, from the civil rights movement to Vietnam and beyond, and how those changes affected this man’s life and family.
Forest Whitaker stars as the butler with Robin Williams as Dwight Eisenhower, John Cusack as Richard Nixon, Alan Rickman as Ronald Reagan, James Marsden as John F. Kennedy, Liev Schreiber as Lyndon B. Johnson, and many more.
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- Michelle McCue
After sitting on the shelf gathering dust as Shelter for a few years, 6 Souls is finally coming home to Blu-ray and DVD here in the States and we have the artwork for you and more! Dig it!
From the Press Release
Anchor Bay Entertainment and RADiUS- TWC announced today the Blu-ray™ and DVD release of the gripping psychological thriller, 6 Souls. From the producers of The Ring, 6 Souls stars multiple-Oscar® nominee and Golden Globe® Award winner Julianne Moore (HBO’s Game Change, Magnolia), and Golden Globe® Award winners Jonathan Rhys Meyers (Showtime’s “The Tudors,” Bend It Like Beckham) and Frances Conroy (HBO’s “Six Feet Under,” The Aviator). Written by Michael Cooney (Identity) and co-directed by Måns Mårlind and Björn Stein (Storm), 6 Souls heads to retail on July 2, 2013 for an Srp of $29.99 for the Blu-ray™ and $24.98 for the DVD.
After the death of her husband, forensic psychiatrist Dr. Cara Harding »
- Uncle Creepy
After a recent limited theatrical release, 6 Souls (starring Julianne Moore) will be headed to Blu-ray/DVD this July:
“Anchor Bay Entertainment and RADiUS- TWC announced today the Blu-ray™ and DVD release of the gripping psychological thriller, 6 Souls. From the producers of The Ring, 6 Souls stars multiple-Oscar® nominee and Golden Globe® Award winner Julianne Moore (HBO’s Game Change, Magnolia), and Golden Globe® Award winners Jonathan Rhys Meyers (Showtime’s “The Tudors,” Bend It Like Beckham) and Frances Conroy (HBO’s “Six Feet Under,” The Aviator). Written by Michael Cooney (Identity) and co-directed by Måns Mårlind and Björn Stein (Storm), 6 Souls heads to retail on July 2, 2013 for an Srp of $29.99 for the Blu-ray™ and $24.98 for the DVD.
After the death of her husband, forensic psychiatrist Dr. Cara Harding’s (Julianne Mooore) faith in God has been shaken, but not her belief in science. In an attempt to open her up to accepting unexplainable psychiatric theories, »
- Jonathan James
There's something about Julianne Moore and glasses that just speaks to casting directors. The actress was transformed into Sarah Palin by a pair of rimless, rectangular frames, winning an Emmy for her work in Game Change. A year later, she's behind a large, old school pair of specs for her role in The English Teacher, in which she plays Linda Sinclair, a character polar opposite of the former Alaskan governor: a well-read, spotlight-shunning educator with an aversion to the dramatic. A perpetually single bookworm and future cat lady, Linda's world is flipped when a former student (Michael Angarano)
- Jordan Zakarin
South Korean filmmaker Joon-ho Bong (The Host, Mother) has is set to make his English language debut this year with Snowpiercer, and now we have our first look at footage from the upcoming film thanks to an international featurette. The video is without English subtitles, but it still gives us a good idea of what to expect from the the post-apocalyptic sci-fi ahead of its first trailer.
Snowpiercer is based upon the French graphic novel Le Transperceneige by Jacques Lob and Jean-Marc Rochette and is set in the near-future, where an Ice Age has wiped out all life on the planet, save for the inhabitants of a train known as the Snowpiercer. The film features an all-star cast of acting talent, including Chris Evans (The Avengers), John Hurt (Immortals), Ed Harris (Game Change), Jamie Bell (The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn), Tilda Swinton (We Need to Talk About Kevin »
- Flickering Myth
Know what one of the things we like most about indie films is? The filmmakers don't have to worry about their projects' rating and so can bloody things up to their hearts' content! Case in point: Kevin Kangas' (Fear of Clowns) new movie, The Garden of Hedon.
The film is already in the can, and Kangas and company are following a rather unique distribution plan... they're gonna put the whole thing up online for free! Head on over to the Kangas Khan Films Facebook page for more info!
The Garden of Hedon tells the tale of a detective trapped in a supernatural house where women are being murdered. It stars Richard Cutting (National Treasure 2), Danielle Lozeau (Legion, The Eye), John C. Bailey (The Men Who Built America), Beau Peregino (A Haunting), Paul Sieber (Ninjas Vs. Vampires), and Manuel Poblete (Game Change). The music score is by veteran composer Chad Seiter (“Fringe, »
- Uncle Creepy
Behind the Candelabra
Directed by: Steven Soderbergh
Rating: Not Rated
Release Date: May 26, 2013 (HBO 9Pm/8c)
Trailer Score: 8/10
Thoughts by Tsr: The real takeaway from most recent HBO films seems to be the performances. Al Pacino in his pair of murderer biopics, Toby Jones as Alfred Hitchcock, Claire Danes winning all the awards for Temple Grandin, and Julianne Moore as you-know-who in Game Change were what most talked about. A distinct directorial style tends to be an afterthought. Well, we should have expected that to change when Steven Soderbergh stepped up and took his Liberace film to HBO. Sure, Michael Douglas as the flamboyant showman is a standout, but this trailer is distinctly Soderbergh. And that’s a very good thing.
Soderbergh is one of my favorite directors, so any time he has a new film coming out it’s a big deal. »
- Shane T. Nier
Ben Stiller and Jay Roach have known each other since first working together on "Meet the Parents" in 2000, and those 13 years of friendship made the pair's conversation at the Tribeca Film Festival on Sunday afternoon just that: a conversation. As part of the Tribeca Talks: Directors' Series, Stiller and Roach, both directors, discussed all matter of moviemaking and seemed to come to one unavoidable conclusion.
"It's really hard to get most movies made," Stiller said about the current state of the industry. "Especially independent films, and even just regular, mid-range budgeted dramas. The genre movies and sequels are obviously what becomes the thing."
Which is what makes Stiller's newest film such an anomaly. The 47-year-old directs and stars in the upcoming 20th Century Fox film "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," an adaptation of the James Thurber short story of the same name. That work, which was originally published »
- Christopher Rosen
Los Angeles — A TV miniseries and movie comeback will mean more Emmy Awards than expected at this year's ceremony.
The TV academy's board of governors said it's reversing its 2012 decision to combine lead and supporting acting honors for such projects.
In a statement, the board said that because of the "unanticipated resurgence" of TV miniseries and movies, it had voted to reinstate the separate acting categories.
The board was swayed by a rich field of potential contenders, including Elisabeth Moss and Holly Hunter in Sundance Channel's "Top of the Lake" and Ben Whishaw and Dominic West in BBC America's "The Hour." The Thursday night decision overturned the consolidation that was to go into effect at this year's 65th annual Emmy Awards ceremony.
That means instead of the two planned longform acting awards there will be four: best actress and actor and best supporting actress and actor for a miniseries or movie. »
Lead and supporting performers in the miniseries-movies genre will compete in separate categories at the Primetime Emmys, reversing a rules change by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences’ Board of Governors last year.
A year ago, the board decided to – effective in 2013 – combine the lead and supporting actor categories in miniseries-movies into one acting competition, doing the same for lead and supporting mini-movie actresses. The decision was a somewhat surprising one, given that it risked eliminating awards for supporting thesps in the genre, assuming the probability that a lead performer would prevail.
For example, if the system had been in place last year, assuming 2012 lead actor winners Kevin Costner (“Hatfields & McCoys”) and Julianne Moore (“Game Change”) still prevailed, they would have prevented fellow Emmy winners in supporting Tom Berenger (“Hatfields”) or Jessica Lange (“American Horror Story”) from doing the same.
It was the performers peer group that engineered the recommendation last year, »
- Jon Weisman
Entertainment One Films ("eOne") will handle worldwide sales and distribution in all media and co-finance with Martin Katz's Prospero Pictures the upcoming thriller Maps to the Stars from award-winning director David Cronenberg. Production on the film will begin this July in Toronto and Los Angeles.
The film's all-star cast includes Julianne Moore (The Kids Are All Right, Game Change, Children of Men), John Cusack (2012, Identity, Being John Malkovich), Robert Pattinson (The Twilight Saga series, Water for Elephants) and Sarah Gadon (A Dangerous Method, Antiviral).
"We're thrilled to secure worldwide sales rights for Maps to the Stars and add it to the lineup in four of our core territories. David is a visionary who continues to attract top talent with his unique style and the masterful quality of his filmmaking. With this all-star cast Maps to the Stars »
The TV movie remains in relative decline, which makes a weekend in which two high-profile versions with big-name stars and overt messages playing directly opposite each other especially noteworthy. It’s also instructive, in a compare-and-contrast sort of way, to consider why “Mary and Martha” — a moving return to intimate form for HBO — represents an emotionally stirring triumph, while Lifetime’s “Call Me Crazy: A Five Film” feels like an empty gimmick, an all-star marketing hook/public-service campaign in search of a movie.
After a stretch in which HBO has relied almost exclusively on attention-getting fact-based films like “Game Change” and “Phil Spector,” “Mary and Martha” harks back to when the service was content to tell great little stories — often with an agenda — that might not have been commercial enough to find a home elsewhere. And if one’s first thought is the 2005 gem “The Girl in the Cafe,” it »
- Brian Lowry
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