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With how rapidly David Guetta was becoming the butt of every joke in the world of Edm, he had to do something to re-establish his credibility. This past weekend, he did just that, by delivering an “Influences” Essential Mix for BBC Radio 1 that’s chock full of the ’80s house and techno that inspired him to become a DJ in the first place.
We’ve briefly mentioned Guetta’s illustrious musical history recently, and it looks like the proper house bug has bit him again as the mix features some amazing classics. DJ Sneak and Laurent Garnier grace the many seminal names on the track list, all of whom contribute to the retro wonkiness of the mix as a whole. If Guetta feels it necessary to go to these kinds of measures to appeal to an increasingly discerning world of music fans, we’re not complaining.
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- John Cameron
A film that explores the suicide theme might have become the first Croisette casualty, hara-kiri style. He has had a lengthy, healthy career moving between micro indie and studio projects, Sea of Trees follows in the footsteps of Milk, Restless (Un Certain Regard selection) and Promised Land. Palme d’Or winner back in 2003 for Elephant, Gus Van Sant‘s fourth film to appear in the Main Competition got an early screening the day before, and the response is reminiscent of how Even Cowgirls Get the Blues was critically received. Starring Matthew McConaughey who plays an American who travels to Japan’s “suicide forest” after the death of his wife (Naomi Watts) this also features Ken Watanabe.
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- Eric Lavallee
There appear to be two Gus Van Sants. There's the groundbreaking indie/arthouse guy, who kicked off his career with "Drugstore Cowboy" and "My Own Private Idaho," directed the enormously entertaining "To Die For," and won the Palme D'Or at Cannes for "Elephant," one of a quartet of fascinating experimental pictures. This guy even got a major studio to finance a shot-for-shot remake of "Psycho" that was basically an art project. Then there's the other one. The mainstream Gus Van Sant, who got started with the Oscar-winning "Good Will Hunting," and has since made, to increasingly diminishing returns, films like "Finding Forrester," "Milk," "Restless," and "Promised Land," movies that could have come from just about anyone — more Ron Howard than Gregg Araki. Read More: First Look At Matthew McConaughey And Ken Watanabe In Gus Van Sant's 'Sea Of Trees' His latest, "The »
- Oliver Lyttelton
“Sea of Trees”
While Gus Van Sant’s last movie Promised Land dropped in 2012, the announcement of his latest film The Sea of Trees coming to Cannes felt like a return to a certain kind of art house form for the veteran director. This film marks his first time in Competition for the Palme D’or since 2007 with Paranoid Park.
The Sea of Trees stars Matthew McConaughey, Naomi Watts, and Ken Watanabe in a story about two men lost in the forest near Mt. Fuji. This first clip with McConaughey and Watanabe gives a hint at their somewhat tense and dreamy search for a way out. Watch it below via DeadlineNow:
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- Brian Welk
Viola Davis has already been nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe, along with winning multiple SAG Awards as well, and an Emmy Award nomination is most likely in her future for her performance this season on How to Get Away With Murder. Now, Davis will be following her first run as Murder‘s Annalise Keating by playing one of the most famous figures in American history: abolitionist and former slave Harriet Tubman. Davis will be taking on the role of Tubman in an upcoming HBO film that will be based on Kate Clifford Larson’s Tubman biography Bound for the Promised Land, according to Deadline. The movie will focus on how Tubman helped hundreds of slaves travel to freedom in the North. Kirk Ellis, who wrote HBO’s John Adams miniseries, is the screenwriter for the project, and Entourage creator Doug Ellin (Entourage) and his Halyard Park »
- Chris King
The Real Coke
"Zombieland" and "Deadpool" scribes Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese are reportedly penning a feature about the disastrous launch of New Coke thirty years ago. The drink attempted to adjust classic Coke's secret formula for a younger generation - it performed so badly it threatened the original soft drink's market leadership.
The scribes have optioned the Thomas Oliver book "The Real Coke, The Real Story" and will pen this 1980s period piece which will also deal with how No. 2 rival Pepsi launched the 'Pepsi Challenge' that led to corporate panic at Coke. [Source: Deadline]
The Dukes Of Oxy
Angel Elgort is being lined up to star in a film version about the Rolling Stone article "Dukes Of Oxy" at New Line. The article deals with a pair of teen high school wrestlers from Florida who built a multimillion-dollar business smuggling OxyContin and other painkillers.
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- Garth Franklin
Viola Davis is setting the groundwork to take a star turn as the abolitionist Harriet Tubman, Variety reports. Davis is developing the TV movie for HBO, with Entourage executive producer Doug Ellin, scribe Kirk Ellis, and Amblin TV. The project will reportedly be based on Kate Clifford Larson's Bound for the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman: Portrait of an American Hero, which gives a detailed look at how Tubman took the reins as one of the most fearless conductors of the Underground Railroad. The biopic hasn't received a green light yet, but its proponents are jockeying for it to film next year. Fingers crossed — start crossing your fingers, what are you doing? »
- Sean Fitz-Gerald
How to Get Away With Murder star Viola Davis will play famous abolitionist and former slave Harriet Tubman in an upcoming HBO movie.
The project will be based on Kate Clifford Larson’s Tubman biography Bound for the Promised Land, our sister site Deadline reports, and will detail how Tubman helped hundreds of slaves travel to freedom in the North.
Tubman later fought for the Union in the American Civil War.
The life of Harriet Tubman has been screaming for the feature film treatment for ages. Outside of — what, "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter?" — there's never really been a movie depiction of the famed abolitionist. Well, thanks to HBO and Amblin, that's all about to change. And Viola Davis is going to knock this out of the park. The Oscar-nominated star of "Doubt" and "The Help" will star in the TV film, based on the Kate Clifford Larson biography "Bound for the Promised Land. Writer Kirk Ellis ("John Adams," also at HBO) will pen the script and Doug Ellin ("Entourage") will produce. Two other projects about the Underground Railroad have also been in the works: Wgn's miniseries "Undeground" (produced by Akiva Goldsman) and NBC's "Freedom Run" miniseries (produced by Stevie Wonder). So obviously something is in the water. I take from all of this a fantastic role for Davis, who has popped »
- Kristopher Tapley
Viola Davis is attached to star in an HBO telepic about the life of Harriet Tubman, the activist who helped devise a system that allowed hundreds of slaves to escape to freedom via the Underground Railroad.
Davis is developing the project with Amblin TV and writer Kirk Ellis, who has penned historical projects for HBO including its “John Adams” miniseries, and “Entourage” exec producer Doug Ellin. The untitled movie is based on the book “Bound for the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman: Portrait of an American Hero” by Kate Clifford Larson.
The movie is in the early development stage and has not been given the go-ahead for production. But it’s eyed for filming during Davis’ hiatus next year from her hit ABC drama “How to Get Away With Murder. »
- Cynthia Littleton
Pre-credit sequence. We begin at Nagarote, as I try to remember where we left off and what the names of the tribes were. Shirin is sad to have been blindsided and to have lost Max. "I don't know that I can trust you," Carolyn tells Shirin, further shunting her aside. Shirin protests that Max made her isolate herself, but Carolyn is being rough, making it clear that she wants no part of the newly solitary Shirin. "Is anybody left in this game willing to play with me?" Shirin ponders, wondering if this is a reflection on her. Hali levels with Shirin and tells her that Max had been annoying and that people felt like she was annoying as well. Ouch. This hits home for Shirin, who grew up rich, but not popular. So sad. I guess. Kinda. "I'm trying to do now what I was incapable of doing back then, »
- Daniel Fienberg
"Looking" has always been a bright spot on my Sunday night viewing schedule (it and "Bob’s Burgers" make an unstoppable power hour of awkward laughs and pop culture references). With the anticipation of HBO’s decision of whether or not to renew the series, I decided to compose a brief recap of each episode of this season. Some recaps are more substantial and have more weight, while others focus more on themes and motifs rather than recounting the plot. Enjoy! Episode 1: “Looking for the Promised Land" Airdate January 11, 2015 The season premiere is an escapist story, one that transports its characters away from their normal surroundings and into a cabin by the Russian River. Each character indulges in his or her (Doris sneaks her way into the trip) excesses, but they also realize that the past is still a hurdle that they need to overcome: Patrick is still sneaking around with Kevin, »
- Jose Gallegos
The second season of HBO's "Looking" came to dramatic end tonight and before we remark on where this episode leaves Patrick, Agustin and Dom, let's take a few minutes and review the entire season, shall we? After a bumpy, but often impressive first season, "Looking" returned in January with a strong season premiere ("Looking for the Promised Land") which found Patrick (Jonathan Groff) and Kevin (Russell Tovey) deeply involved in a discreet affair, Dom (Murray Bartlett) wondering if he'd become closer with his new boyfriend Lynn (Scott Bakula) and Agustin (Frankie J. Alvarez) trying to dig himself out of a his life hole with a slightly more positive demeanor (likely more thanks to viewer complaints than anything else). The big news was that the show runners had 10 1/2 hour episodes to tell their story versus just eight the prior season. In theory, this meant they could spend more time fleshing out »
- Gregory Ellwood
HBO is turning Haaretz columnist Ari Shavit's 2014 book, My Promised Land: The Triumph And Tragedy Of Israel, into a documentary. The book is a narrative history that draws on interviews, historical documents, private diaries, and letters, as well as Shavit's own family to tell the story of modern-day Israel. It was a New York Times bestseller and winner of the Natan Book Award, the National Jewish Book Award, and the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award. Shavit was on a panel this… »
Shavit and HBO topper Richard Plepler discussed the project on Monday in Jerusalem at Keshet Media’s third annual Intv conferenece, a two-day gathering of top global television execs in Israel’s capital city.
Shavit is a longtime columnist for the left-leaning Israeli daily Haaretz, and regarded as one of the most respected journalists in Israel. In his book, which raised the hackles of right-wing Jewry but which the New York Times’ Thomas Friedman declared a “must-read,” he delves into his own family’s history in Israel, painting his ancestral legacy as a patina for the story of the Jewish state.
- Debra Kamin
A weekly feature in which we spotlight shining stars
The Performer | Jonathan Banks
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The Episode | “Five-o” (March 9, 2015)
The Performance | We expected the Breaking Bad prequel to shed light on the origin of its titular lawyer. But perhaps no one could have anticipated the deeply emotional deep-dive this week’s episode delivered with regards to the strong, oft-silent Mike Ehrmantraut.
For much of the hour, we were treated to Banks’ known bag of tricks — the defiantly deadpan expression, a menacing intonation of the question “How well?” lobbed at a cab driver. But as Mike’s daughter-in-law »
We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including Glee, The Bachelor, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Empire and The 100!
1 | Of all the guest stars on last week’s Glee, might the return of a dreadlock- less Joe have been the most shocking? (Seriously, where has he been all this time? Hiding his hair from E!’s Fashion Police?)
2 | For those children of the ’80s savoring (not binging) Netflix’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt »
Kinoteka Polish Film Festival, BFI Southbank and Filmhouse Edinburgh are collaborating on a national UK tour of Polish cinema.
Martin Scorsese Presents Masterpieces of Polish Cinema brings together 24 films chosen by Scorsese, all restored and digitally remastered to 2K resolution, as well as a series of contextual workshops, talks, exhibitions and special guests, all with the aim of exploring Polish film culture.
Scorsese commented: “These are films that have great emotional and visual power – they’re ‘serious’ films that, with their depth, stand up to repeated viewings. There are many revelations in the season and whether you’re familiar with some of these films or not, it’s an incredible opportunity to discover for yourself the great power of Polish Cinema, on the big screen.”
The season includes films from the likes of Andrzej Wajda, [link »
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Warning: Major spoilers ahead from Wednesday’s action-packed season finale of The 100. If you’ve watched the episode, proceed. If you haven’t, stop reading now! Oh boy, The 100 just turned everything on its head.
The CW’s dystopian drama wrapped its stellar sophomore season on Wednesday night with one heck of a finale and a slew of new questions – and we have a ton.
Where is Clarke (Eliza Taylor) going? How will Camp Jaha be different with Bellamy (Bob Morley) as its leader? Are the Grounders still in the picture? Is the Promised Land really what Murphy (Richard Harmon) and Jaha (Isaiah Washington) had in mind? What is Allie’s plan with Jaha and the nuclear missile?
Related: 'The 100' Boss on Mid-Season Finale's Heartbreaking Death
Executive producer Jason Rothenberg jumped on the phone with ETonline to answer the biggest questions posed from the game-changing finale.
Clarke decides »
As promised, The 100‘s second season finale on Wednesday wrapped the epic saga of Mount Weather, claiming a surprisingly high number of causalities in the process — even for this show. So what’s next for those left standing?
PhotosThe 100 Season Finale Pics
First, a quick recap: After shooting Dante in cold blood, Clarke and Bellamy radiated everyone on Level 5, killing countless innocents, including Maya. Upon returning to Camp Jaha, Clarke was so disgusted by her actions that she took off into the woods, potentially never to be seen again. Meanwhile, Jaha and Murphy — the sole survivors of »
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