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Exclusive: The Family Fang Gets A New Clip

18 hours ago | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Nicole Kidman and Jason Bateman are Annie and Baxter Fang, children of celebrated performance artists Caleb and Camille Fang (Christopher Walken, Maryann Plunkett). When the elder Fangs go missing under mysterious circumstances, the siblings are forced to unpack long-dormant and unresolved issues from their unorthodox childhoods as they search for their parents. Caustically funny and deeply felt, Bateman’s critically acclaimed sophomore feature directorial effort is based on Kevin Wilson’s bestselling novel. The film stars Nicole Kidman, Jason Bateman, Christopher Walken, Maryann Plunkett, Jason Butler Harner, and Kathryn Hahn. Directed by Jason Bateman. Based on the novel “The Family Fang” by Kevin Wilson. “The Family Fang” will be available on home  [ Read More ]

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new and ongoing dvd & streaming releases, Us/Can/UK, from Jun 27-28

28 June 2016 1:14 PM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

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more recent releases Us/Can    streaming only Boom Bust Boom Boy & the World The Brainwashing of My Dad Department »

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‘The Family Fang’ Exclusive Clip: Jason Bateman & Nicole Kidman Star As Children of Famous Performance Artists

27 June 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Family Fang” follows the adult siblings Baxter and Annie Fang (Jason Bateman and Nicole Kidman), the children of Caleb and Camille Fang (Christopher Walken and Maryann Plunkett), two world-famous performance artists who used their young children in surprise, often disturbing public interactive art exhibitions. When Caleb and Camille go missing, Baxter and Annie return to their family home after years of being estranged to investigate their disappearance, and to discover if it’s a ruse or if it’s genuine. Watch an exclusive clip from the film below featuring a performance art piece with a young Caleb and Camille (played by Jason Butler Harner and Kathryn Hahn respectively) berating their children in the park for being terrible at playing music.

Read More: ‘The Family Fang’ Review: Jason Bateman’s Continuing Quest to Be a Serious Filmmaker

The Family Fang” is directed by actor Jason Bateman. Starting his career as »

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Munich Film Festival Spotlights Best of German, World Cinema

20 June 2016 6:35 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Munich Film Festival kicks off June 23 with some 180 feature films, documentaries and TV movies, including Maren Ade’s Cannes competition title “Toni Erdmann,” which opens this year’s event. Festival closes July 2. Germany’s second-biggest film fest offers an ideal summer platform for world cinema, cutting-edge German films, and new discoveries while also showcasing young talents. “We have a fantastic line-up with well-known directors, but also discoveries from countries like Vanuatu or Nepal, which are in our program for the first time,” says festival director Diana Iljine. Matt Ross’ “Captain Fantastic” closes the event.

Screenings

The Spotlight sidebar is known for presenting lavish productions, big-name filmmakers, and major stars. This year is no different. The lineup includes: Paul Schrader’s “Dog Eat Dog,” starring Nicolas Cage and Willem Dafoe; Jason Batemen’s “The Family Fang,” with Nicole Kidman and Christopher Walken; Werner Herzog’s documentary “Lo and Behold, Reveries »

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Nicole Kidman Stars In New 360-Degree Vr Short Film — Watch

18 June 2016 3:27 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman is getting into the virtual reality world. The actress stars in a new five-minute short film, “Reimagined,” for Etihad Airways. The video is a 360-degree journey that lets the viewer control the shot and take a look all around the airline’s new Airbus A380s, flying non-stop between New York and Abu Dhabi.

In the film viewers see all aspects of the plane and its extraordinary and luxurious features. It then centers on Kidman as she’s in a meeting, roams around the airplane and sits comfortably on her bed. The shots are used to showcase the ample room and comfort that one has when traveling on the new Airbus A380s.

Read More: Nicole Kidman Joins Colin Farrell in Yorgos Lanthimos’ ‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer’

The actress serves as the airline’s brand ambassador and in 2015 also starred in another Etihad ad campaign. »

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Todd Garner’s Broken Road Partners With Covert Media

25 May 2016 11:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Todd Garner’s Broken Road Productions has signed a two-year first-look deal with Covert Media covering co-financing and co-production.

Broken Road’s films have included the two “Paul Blart” movies for Sony, Tom Cruise’s “Knight and Day” and New Line’s disaster thriller “Into the Storm” during its 11-year history. The company had a long-term first-look deal with Sony that expired recently.

Covert was founded in August by financing veteran Paul Hanson, who is CEO. It announced earlier this month that it was financing “Ophelia” as a new take on “Hamlet” with “Star Wars: Force Awakens” standout Daisy Ridley and Naomi Watts in final negotiations to star.

The alliance is expecting to collaborate on two to four films per year. The companies said the deal will cover a wide range of genres and budgets, reflecting the expertise of the Broken Road team, which includes Garner, Sean Robins and Jeremy Stein. »

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Nicole Kidman to Adapt Off-Broadway Vampire Drama ‘Cuddles’

25 May 2016 10:26 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Nicole Kidman and her shingle, Blossom Films, has optioned the film rights to the Off-Broadway vampire drama “Cuddles.”

Penned by playwright Joseph Wilde, the thriller examines the strange and disturbing forms love can take. Wilde will write the film adaptation from his own play. Kidman will produce with Blossom partner Per Saari.

“Joe’s voice is so beautifully subversive. He’s exactly the kind of young writer Blossom is looking to support,” Kidman said in a statement.

Production company Blossom Films, founded by Kidman and Saari in 2010, is no stranger to literary adaptations. It most recently produced “The Family Fang,” based on Kevin Wilson’s bestselling novel. It was directed by Jason Bateman, and starred Kidman, Bateman and Christopher Walken. Blossom Films is also currently shooting the HBO series “Big Little Lies,” based on the New York Times bestseller by Liane Moriarty. It’s helmed by Jean-Marc Vallee, and stars Kidman, »

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‘Vacation’ Directors Board ‘Game Night’ From Jason Bateman

24 May 2016 10:23 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The “Vacation” directing team of Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley will helm “Game Night” for New Line Cinema.

The duo will also rewrite the script for “Game Night,” produced by Jason Bateman’s Aggregate Films and Davis Entertainment. Producers are Bateman, Aggregate’s James Garavente, Davis Entertainment’s John Davis and John Fox.

Goldstein and Dale made their directorial debut on last year’s “Vacation” reboot for New Line, which grossed more than $100 million worldwide. They are also writing the script for the upcoming “Spiderman: Homecoming” at Sony.

Game Night,” which has been in development at New Line since 2013 when Mark Perez set up the project, centers on several couples who gather for their regularly-planned game night as something goes terribly wrong.

Goldstein and Daley are also producing the action-comedy “Stuber” at Fox. They are repped by UTA and Hansen Jacobson.

Casting has not been set for “Game Night. »

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Peekaboo! The Movies Of 2016 At Halftime

22 May 2016 9:57 AM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Nearing the halfway mark of the movie year and teetering, as we all are, on the edge of another summer movie abyss which holds only the thinnest promise of providing strong reason to tread amongst the mall-igentsia in search of air-conditioned escape, I find myself feeling far less regret than usual over the movies I’ve missed so far in 2016. Usually by this point I’m bemoaning having had to sideline 20 or 30 interesting pictures because I couldn’t get out to a theater. This year I’ve whiffed on about the same number of movies of interest, but only nine or 10 of those misses have anything like real regret attached to them. It does actively annoy me that I will have to catch up with the likes of Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s Cemetery of Splendor, the foodie doc City of Gold, Jeff NicholsMidnight Special, Ethan Hawke as Chet Baker in Born to Be Blue, »

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Michael Douglas and Halle Berry join Adrian Lyne’s Silence

13 May 2016 3:30 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Adrian Lyne, director of such hits as Fatal Attraction and 9 1/2 Weeks, is returning behind the camera for the first time in fourteen years to helm Silence.

Lyne, whose last effort was 2002’s Unfaithful, is reuniting with his Fatal Activation star Michael Douglas for the new film, while Halle Berry (X-Men: Days of Future Past, Monster’s Ball) has also joined the cast.

Silence will be set in Chicago “during a snow-covered Christmas in the 1960s, when for John Carpenter, the holiday spirit is broken by violence throughout the city, and an unlikely stranger named Silence saves his life during a deadly riot. It leaves you questioning how far you would go to protect the ones you love.”

Lyne is also set to direct Silent Wife, another project soon to go into production with Nicole Kidman (The Family Fang) starring.

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Christopher Walken Talks Career and That 'More Cowbell' Sketch

13 May 2016 9:58 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

For a while, Christopher Walken felt like "troubled guys" were the only types of roles he was being offered, and he knows when it began. "In Annie Hall, I played a suicidal guy who drives his car into traffic," he says in his matter-of-fact, stilted, utterly Walkenesque way. "Then in The Deer Hunter, which came immediately afterward, I shot myself in the head. I was playing these disturbed people. That might have been when that started." When asked if that bothered him, he plainly says, "Listen, I'm lucky."

It's a bright spring day in Manhattan, »

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Courtney, Douglas, Thwaites to star in 'The God Four'

12 May 2016 10:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Protagonist launches sales on starry Cannes package from Sully writer; Us shoot to get underway next month.

Divergent and Suicide Squad star Jai Courtney is to play alongside two-time Oscar winner Michael Douglas and rising actor Brenton Thwaites (Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales) in intriguing Cannes package The God Four.

Todd Komarnicki (Resistance), writer of upcoming Clint Eastwood-Tom Hanks biopic Sully and producer of Will Ferell comedy Elf, has written and will direct the feature, which is based on Ron Irwin’s novel Flat Water Tuesday.

Courtney will star as Rob Carrey, a documentary filmmaker who, on the eve of his 10-year school reunion, discovers that one member of their championship rowing crew has just committed suicide.

The revelation prompts him to revisit his fateful senior year, a time of rivalry, romance and dangerous secrets.

Wall Street star Douglas will play Carrey’s former coach and Thwaites an Olympic hopeful »

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Michael Douglas, Jai Courtney, Brenton Thwaites to star in 'The God Four'

12 May 2016 10:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Protagonist launches sales on starry Cannes package from Sully writer; Us shoot to get underway next month.

Divergent and Suicide Squad star Jai Courtney is to play alongside two-time Oscar winner Michael Douglas and rising actor Brenton Thwaites (Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales) in intriguing Cannes package The God Four.

Todd Komarnicki (Resistance), writer of upcoming Clint Eastwood-Tom Hanks biopic Sully and producer of Will Ferell comedy Elf, has written and will direct the feature, which is based on Ron Irwin’s novel Flat Water Tuesday.

Courtney will star as Rob Carrey, a documentary filmmaker who, on the eve of his 10-year school reunion, discovers that one member of their championship rowing crew has just committed suicide.

The revelation prompts him to revisit his fateful senior year, a time of rivalry, romance and dangerous secrets.

Wall Street star Douglas will play Carrey’s former coach and Thwaites an Olympic hopeful »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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The Family Fang movie review: family bites

10 May 2016 12:35 PM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

Strikingly original, a truly rare pleasure in a cinematic environment clogged with cookie-cutter films. Jason Bateman and Nicole Kidman are splendid. I’m “biast” (pro): big Jason Bateman fan

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

I have not read the source material

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

Jason Bateman’s second film as director opens with a sequence that is one of the most provocative introductions to a movie I’ve ever seen. I am not going to tell you what it entails, not even in the barest outlines, because watching it unfold and feeling wonderfully bewildered at where it goes is a truly rare pleasure in a cinematic environment clogged with cookie-cutter films. And once it’s over, you’re left with an even more delicious sense of having absolutely no idea what sort of story this is setting up.

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Box Office

8 May 2016 12:00 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Black Panther coming for your ticket moneyWhile Captain America v. Iron Man didn't prove to be that much hotter a ringside ticket than Batman v. Superman did in its opening weekend (there's just a 15 million difference or so), the gap will surely widen. The movie's general quality will help it outlive and outperform that earlier embarrassment. One thing the two films do have in common is that the audience excitement appears to be primarily wrapped up in the new characters (Wonder Woman then & Spider-Man/Black Panther now) as opposed to the familiar faces. In related news, Bunny v Fox aka Zootopia overtook Batman v Superman this weekend to become the second highest grossing film of the year thus far.

But real question: who on earth was going to Batman v Superman This weekend of all weekends (it earned another million) with Iron Man vs. Captain America available to them? 

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New to Streaming: ‘The Witch,’ ‘Henry Gamble’s Birthday Party,’ ‘The Family Fang,’ and More

6 May 2016 9:29 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit the interwebs. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.

Arabian Nights (Miguel Gomes)

In lauding Miguel Gomes‘ three-part, six-and-a-half hour behemoth, it’s perhaps important to consider his background as a critic. Not just in terms of the trilogy’s cinephilic engagement with Rossellini, Alonso, Oliveira, etc.; also in its defiant nature. While it’s easy to assign the trilogy certain humanist and satirical labels from the get-go and just praise these films for following through on them, »

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The Family Fang

5 May 2016 11:00 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Eric here, covering actor Jason Bateman’s second directorial feature, The Family Fang.  Or, as we lovers of actresses like to better position it, the new Nicole Kidman! Nathaniel covered it in brief from Toronto but now it's in limited release.

The Family Fang is a bit of a reunion picture for Kidman:  it’s written by her Rabbit Hole writer David Lindsay-Abaire and brought together by that film’s same producers.  While Rabbit Hole ranks among the finest in the astonishingly large canon of Great Kidman Performances, she doesn’t get to scale the same heights here, mostly due to the limitations of the story and script.

Kidman plays Annie, a flailing Hollywood actress who returns home to take care of her injured brother Baxter (Bateman), who is recouping with their estranged parents (Christopher Walken and Maryann Plunkett) after a freak accident.  We learn at the start of the »

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Jason Bateman continues his directorial progression with “The Family Fang”

3 May 2016 1:55 PM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

A few years back, Jason Bateman made his directorial debut with the amusing yet filthy comedy Bad Words. This year, he has a sophomore feature that just hit screens in The Family Fang. I saw this movie a couple of weeks ago at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival and found it to be only decent, but regardless of my thoughts, it shows off an interesting direction for Bateman as a filmmaker. He seems to be moving towards prestige fare, which is not exactly where you’d initially peg his projects to go. For that, I can’t help but show admiration for his choices so far. The movie is an adaptation of Kevin Wilson’s novel. The plot centers on the adult lives of the children of noted performance art mavericks Caleb Fang (Christopher Walken) and Camille Fang (Maryann Plunkett). As kids, Baxter Fang (Bateman) and Annie Fang (Nicole Kidman) enjoyed »

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Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban Ignore the Met Gala's Flashing Lights and Focus on Each Other

2 May 2016 5:15 PM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban turned the Met Gala into their very own romantic date night on Monday. The couple stepped out at fashion's biggest night in New York City and somehow managed to look more in love than ever. The two exchanged loving glances while posing for photos, and Nicole stepped aside to twirl in the spotlight at one point. Their fun night out comes on the heels of a busy few months for the pair. In addition to attending the Acm Awards in early April, Nicole and Keith cuddled up at the Tribeca Film Festival at the premiere of her latest project, The Family Fang. The actress then showed off her amazing bikini body during a visit to their home country of Australia. Keep reading to see more of their night, then check out their cutest moments together over the years. »

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2016 Tribeca Film Festival: ‘The Family Fang’ Review

2 May 2016 9:15 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Jason Bateman, Nicole Kidman, Kathryn Hahn, Christopher Walken, Marin Ireland, Harris Yulin, Eugenia Kuzmina, Michael Chernus, Josh Pais, Maryann Plunkett | Written by David Lindsay-Abaire | Directed by Jason Bateman

Performance artists. What good are they anyhow? It’s not like they put their lives on the line, or make a strong statement about anything going on in current events. It’s not like they tend to become wildly notorious for their acts, nor do they leave a mark on younger generations.

But the question is, what happens to their kids? That’s what The Family Fang sets out to solve…

The second directorial feature from Jason Bateman after 2013′s Bad Words, The Family Fang sees Bateman star as Baxter Fang, the brother of Annie Fang, played by Nicole Kidman. They are affectionately called “Child A” and “Child B” by their parents Caleb and Camille, played by the one and only »

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