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The first season of From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series was full of unexpected twists, making the show stand on its own, venturing far off from the Robert Rodriguez film it was based on. It’s was definitely an interesting debut season,which from we were recently sent via El Rey, will be taken into even crazier places when the show returns for its second season on August 25th.
Returning this season are stars D.J. Cotrona (G.I. Joe: Retaliation); Zane Holtz (7 Minutes, The Perks of Being a Wallflower); Jesse Garcia (Quinceañera, “Sons of Anarchy“); Eiza González (“Amores Verdaderos“); Wilmer Valderrama (“That ’70s Show,” To Whom It May Concern); Madison Davenport (Noah, “Shameless“); Brandon Soo Hoo (Tropic Thunder, Ender’s Game, Incredible Crew) and Jake Busey (Contact). Bringing some new characters to the show, season two will also feature Esai Morales (La Bamba), Jeff Fahey (Grindhouse, Body Parts), Briana Evigan (The Devil’S Carnival, »
- Jerry Smith
Deadline reports that Larson is in talks for the female lead and Crowe would replace either Keaton or Simmons.
Whilst attached, Simmons revealed the movie would be partially set in 1970s Detroit and also feature explorers venturing into Kong's homeland jungle.
Kong: Skull Island is due for release March 10, 2017.
The premiere post-tiff destination (September 20-25th) in the film community and a major leg up for narrative and non-fiction films in development, the Independent Filmmaker Project (Ifp) announced a whopping 140 projects selected for the Project Forum at the upcoming Ifp Independent Film Week. Made up of several sections (Rbc’s Emerging Storytellers program, No Borders International Co-Production Market and Spotlight on Documentaries), we find latest updates from the likes of docu-helmers Doug Block (112 Weddings) and Lana Wilson (After Tiller), and among the narrative items we find headliners in Andrew Haigh (coming off the well received 45 Years), Sophie Barthes (Cold Souls and Madame Bovary), Terence Nance (An Oversimplification of Her Beauty), Lawrence Michael Levine (Wild Canaries), Jorge Michel Grau (We Are What We Are), Eleanor Burke and Ron Eyal (Stranger Things) and new faces in Sundance’s large family in Charles Poekel (Christmas, Again) and Olivia Newman (First Match). Here »
"Austin, TX, July 21, 2015 - El Rey Network and Miramax® released today five key art character posters from the El Rey Network original "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series". The poster series created by El Rey Network and Gravillis, Inc. features (from left to right): Zane Holtz as Richie Gecko, Eiza Gonzálezas Santánico Pandemonium, Jesse Garcia as Freddie Gonzalez, Danny Trejo as The Regulator, Esai Morales as Lord Amancio Malvado, Wilmer Valderrama as Carlos Madrigal, Brandon Soo Hoo as Scott Fuller, Madison Davenport as Kate Fuller, and D.J. Cotrona as Seth Gecko.
When asked about the inspiration for the art and design Kurt Volk, El Rey Network's VP, Creative Director, commented, "Santánico's two headed snake is the perfect symbol for the divide between the Gecko brothers who have »
- Jonathan James
Before he got into filming his leads’ backs of heads for uncomfortably long takes, and confusing creationists with his kind-of-post-apocalyptic, staunchly environmentalist, and CGI rock monster-filled take on Noah’s Arc, Darren Aronofsky delivered an emotional gut punch to the indie status quo with 2000’s drug addiction saga “Requiem for a Dream.” In order to most effectively construct his dark and delirious vision of a group of junkies slowly but surely losing all grip on reality through prolonged drug use, Aranofsky relied on a series of quick extreme close-up shots in order to accentuate the characters’ isolation and paranoia. The most famous of these is of course the “2001”-inspired extreme close-up shot of an eye dilating, which was ripped-off and parodied to death during the early 2000s. As usual, the best parody comes from “The Simpsons.” In order to perhaps accentuate the importance of these close-up shots for the overall narrative, »
- Oktay Ege Kozak
Kevin Durand is a very familiar face to viewers of genre films. He’s appeared in films like Real Steel (2011), X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), Noah (2014), Resident Evil: Retribution (2012), I Am Number Four (2011) and Legion (2010). He’s also appeared in dozens of television series, and is currently co starring in the FX series ...
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- The Black Saint
Following El Rey Network's recent reveal of the From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series Season 2 trailer, the network has now unveiled four new photos from the upcoming season, including one featuring a culebra at feeding time.
Press Release: "Austin, TX, July 16, 2015 - El Rey Network and Miramax released four new images from the Austin, TX set of "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series" in anticipation of the series return on Tuesday, August 25th at 9pm Et. The images feature D.J. Cotrona as Seth Gecko, Eiza González as Santánico Pandemonium, Madison Davenport as Kate Fuller, and Esai Morales as Lord Amancio Malvado. With 10 all-new, action-packed hour-long episodes, season two of the horror/crime drama delves into a new and unexpected chapter for the characters after a night at the Titty Twister ripped apart everything they knew about themselves, each other and their souls.
Returning cast members D.J. Cotrona (Dear John, »
- Derek Anderson
Hollywood directors are notorious flirts when it comes to picking projects, and spy thriller Red Sparrow has been the belle of the ball for some time. Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky was at one point eyeing the pic as his follow-up to Biblical epic Noah, and David Fincher considered coming aboard in hopes of reuniting with his Girl with the Dragon Tattoo lead Rooney Mara (who walked when Fincher did). Now, Francis Lawrence, who’ll finally be done directing Lionsgate’s Hunger Games films this fall, is in the mix to take the reins.
Lawrence is accustomed to swimming in blockbuster waters, albeit without the same consistent praise Aronofsky and Fincher have received throughout their careers. Outside of The Hunger Games quadrilogy (of which he directed three), Lawrence has helmed I Am Legend, Constantine and Water for Elephants, as well as episodes of short-lived series Kings and Touch. Still, working »
- Isaac Feldberg
Think back to the science fiction cinema of the 1990s, and some of the decade's biggest box-office hits will immediately spring to mind: The Phantom Menace, Jurassic Park, Independence Day, Men In Black, Armageddon and Terminator 2 were all in the top 20 most lucrative films of the era.
But what about the sci-fi films of the 1990s that failed to make even close to the same cultural and financial impact of those big hitters? These are the films this list is devoted to - the flops, the straight-to-video releases, the low-budget and critically-derided. We've picked 50 live-action films that fit these criteria, and dug them up to see whether they're still worth watching in the 21st century.
So here's a mix of everything from hidden classics to forgettable dreck, »
Fey and Poehler have worked together on numerous films and projects over the years, including Mean Girls, Baby Mama and Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. They also co-hosted the Golden Globes together for three straight years, from 2013 to 2015.
Sisters is about two disconnected sisters summoned home to clean out their childhood bedroom before their parents sell the family house. Looking to recapture their glory days, they throw one final high-school-style party for their classmates, which turns into the cathartic rager that a bunch of ground-down adults really need.
The script for the film was penned by Paula Pell, who is another Saturday Night Live veteran. Jason Moore (Pitch Perfect) directed a cast that includes such actors as Kate McKinnon (Ghostbusters), Ike Barinholtz (The Mindy Project), Maya Rudolph »
- Justin Cook
It is now officially time for the gloves to come off. Scream: The TV Series rolls into episode two with mild invention and solid character development. Lifting dialogue from the film canon as a tagline and name dropping Manhunter references, this series is being coy in its self-awareness. Rather than being 90210 or The Oc with added carnage, a unisex triumvirate of actors are moving front and centre giving audiences someone to invest in.
Willa Fitzgerald’s central protagonist Emma works hard with minimal material, whilst being ably supported by Bex-Taylor Klaus as Audrey Jensen. Beyond these two is movie trivia guru geek and orator of slasher convention Noah Foster. Fulfilling Scream conventions, by being both nerdy and vaguely suspect, John Karna adds elitism to that persona. Which has the potential to make him annoying, yet Karna walks the line »
- Gary Collinson
The El Rey Network just released the first full trailer for the second season of From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series, giving us a tease of new locations and new characters, including Danny Trejo as The Regulator. If this isn't enough to keep you satisfied until the August 25th premiere, it has been announced that a one-hour special will air tonight and give fans a deeper look into the new season.
"Season two of the El Rey Network/Miramax supernatural crime saga, "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series" is set to return Tuesday, August 25th at 9pm Et. Beginning tonight, Tuesday, July 7th at 8:00 pm Et, fans will get a peek into the new season from the creative minds behind the series, including Creator and El Rey Network Founder Robert Rodriguez. The one-hour special entitled "Dusk Returns" contains insights into the character development, storyline, and costume design, as well »
- Jonathan James
Academy invitee Eddie Redmayne in 'The Theory of Everything.' Academy invites 322 new members: 'More diverse and inclusive list of filmmakers and artists than ever before' The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has offered membership to 322 individuals "who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures." According to the Academy's press release, "those who accept the invitations will be the only additions to the Academy's membership in 2015." In case all 322 potential new members say an enthusiastic Yes, that means an injection of new blood representing about 5 percent of the Academy's current membership. In the words of Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs (as quoted in the press release), in 2015 "our branches have recognized a more diverse and inclusive list of filmmakers and artists than ever before, and we look forward to adding their creativity, ideas and experience to our organization." In recent years, the Academy membership has »
- Anna Robinson
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced this week that the Los Angeles City Council, in a unanimous vote, approved plans for the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. Construction will begin this summer, and ceremonial groundbreaking festivities will occur this fall.
“I am thrilled that Los Angeles is gaining another architectural and cultural icon,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti. “My office of economic development has worked directly with the museum’s development team to ensure that the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures will create jobs, support tourism, and pay homage to the industry that helped define our identity as the creative capital of the world.”
“We are grateful to our incredible community of supporters who have helped make this museum a reality,” said Dawn Hudson, the Academy’s CEO. “Building this museum has been an Academy »
- Michelle McCue
Strangely dropping a press release on a historic day where the nation's attention is elsewhere, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences revealed their annual list of new member invitees this morning. For those who criticize the makeup of the Academy there was some good news and the stark realization the organization still has a long way to go. The Academy has spent the last eight to 10 years attempting to diversify its membership and this year's class mostly reflects that. There are significantly more invitees of Asian and African-American descent, but the male to female disparity is still depressing. Out of the 25 potential new members of the Actor's Branch only seven are women. And, no, there isn't really an acceptable way for the Academy to spin that sad fact. Additionally, It's important to realize the 322 people noted in the release have only been invited to join Hollywood's most exclusive club. »
- Gregory Ellwood
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences continues to push for diversity, sending membership invitations to 322 individuals, including a healthy number of people who can help change the org’s demos.
Among the invitees are David Oyelowo, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Felicity Jones, Emma Stone, Rosamund Pike, Bong Joon-ho, Justin Lin and Francois Ozon. The Academy has been reaching out to women, foreign-born artists and people of various races, ethnic backgrounds and ages.
Accusations of Academy bigotry surfaced yet again in January when the list of Oscar nominees included Caucasians in all 20 acting categories, and few women or racial minorities among the other categories. Director Ava DuVernay and actor David Oyelowo of “Selma” had seemed like strong contenders, giving many people hopes of breakthroughs. After initial anger at the Acad, activists began to shift their protests to industry hiring practices. For example, 323 films were eligible for 2014 awards — which means AMPAS should theoretically »
- Tim Gray
Playtone and Likely Story announced today that Emma Watson (Beauty and the Beast, Noah, The Bling Ring) will star alongside Tom Hanks in James Ponsoldt's upcoming feature adaptation of Dave Eggers' novel The Circle. Shooting on The Circle will start September 2015 in California. The actress replaces Alicia Vikander, who was set to star before eventually passing, after scheduling conflicts arose with Bourne 5.
Eggers' novel focuses on a young woman (Watson) who is hired for a big job in an Internet monopoly called The Circle, which links users' personal emails, social media, banking, and purchasing with their universal operating system, resulting in one online identity and a new age of civility and transparency. The novel turns into a contemporary thriller about the perils of life in a digital age where personal data is collected, sifted and monetized and used for surveillance, rendering privacy obsolete. Here's what director James Ponsoldt »
Playtone and Likely Story announced today that Emma Watson (Beauty and the Beast, Noah, The Bling Ring) will star alongside Tom Hanks in James Ponsoldt’s upcoming feature adaptation of Dave Eggers’ novel The Circle. Shooting on the film will start September 2015 in California.
The feature adaptation of The Circle, has been written and will be directed by James Ponsoldt (The Spectacular Now). The film is being produced by Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman for Playtone, Anthony Bregman for Likely Story, and Ponsoldt.
The film will be presented by Image Nation in association with Parkes MacDonald Productions. Im Global are handling international sales on the film. Us rights are being jointly repped by UTA Independent Film Group and CAA.
Eggers’ novel focuses on a young woman (Watson) who is hired for a big job in an Internet monopoly called the Circle, which links users’ personal emails, social media, banking, and »
- Michelle McCue
Shooting will start in September in California. Ponsoldt (“The Spectacular Now”) is directing from his own script.
The film is being produced by Hanks and Gary Goetzman for Playtone, Anthony Bregman for Likely Story and Ponsoldt. The film will be presented by Image Nation in association with Parkes MacDonald Productions.
Im Global is handling international sales while U.S. rights are being jointly repped by UTA Independent Film Group and CAA.
Watson will portray an employee hired for a big job in an Internet monopoly called the Circle, which links users’ personal emails, social media, banking and purchasing with their universal operating system, resulting in one online »
- Dave McNary
[Press Release] New York, NY – June 24, 2015: Playtone and Likely Story announced today that Emma Watson (Beauty and the Beast, Noah, The Bling Ring) will star alongside Tom Hanks in James Ponsoldt’s upcoming feature adaptation of Dave Eggers’ novel The Circle. Shooting on The Circle will start September 2015 in California. The feature adaptation of The Circle, has been written and will be directed by James Ponsoldt (The Spectacular Now). The film is being produced by Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman for Playtone, Anthony Bregman for Likely Story, and Ponsoldt. The film will be presented by Image Nation in association with Parkes MacDonald Productions. Im Global are handling international sales on the film. Us rights are being jointly repped by UTA Independent Film Group and CAA. Eggers »
- Pietro Filipponi
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