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Every year, Somerset House opens its’ courtyard up to film fans for Film4 Summer Screen – a summer selection of classic, cult, and contemporary film screenings. 2014 marks the 10th anniversary and to celebrate its’ special birthday, the Film4 Summer Screen is also hosting ‘Behind the Screen’ – a diverse and entertaining programme of talks, workshops and family activities.
Director Richard Ayoade talked cinematic influences, teenagers could learn the art of suspense filmmaking and the public could embark on a guided tour of Somerset House as a a film location. On 15th August Thn joined director Charlie Lyne and special guests for ‘The Secret Life of the Teen Movie’; an evening of strange tales from the teen genre’s colourful past.
Lyne, director of the teen genre documentary Beyond Clueless, is a teen movie connoisseur having spent months compiling footage for his documentary, which premiered at SXSW earlier this year. The film also »
- Victoria Bull
Two of the craziest Hollywood celebs took up the Als Ice Bucket Challenge and it was a treat to watch them!
The not-so-innocent James Franco performed the task pants less. Granted, he wasn.t butt naked like some of the other stars who.ve done the challenge, the Spring Breakers star was spotted wearing just a Moby Dick T-shirt.
You do not realize this until the camera zooms out and you see the soaking wet 127 Hours star dancing around, while holding a paper to shield his privates from view. The note named Zach Braff, Keegan Allen and Joey King as his nominees.
On the other hand, Miley Cyrus decided to tweak the challenge a bit. She completed the Ice Bucket Challenge without using any water! Instead, the rebellious star had a bucket of rice poured on her.
Children and grown-ups alike flocked to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in its first weekend of release, and now Hollywood is betting the the '90s nostalgia wave will last least two more years - on Wenesday, Lionsgate announced that its Mighty Morphin Power Rangers reboot will hit theaters on Jully 22, 2016. The studio has signed the the writers of Thor, to produce a script off a story by Star Trek's Robert Orci. There are no plot details yet, but knowing that Lionsgate was the studio behind Ender's Game, The Hunger Games and I, Frankenstein, it's likely the Power Rangers movie »
- Nate Jones, @kn8
The Sarajevo Film Festival (Aug 15-24) launched its 20th edition on Friday night and staged a hat-trick of events to mark the occasion.
After the traditional welcome drinks reception on the Festival Square, festival director Mirsad Purivatra took to the stage of the city’s Open Air Cinema in front of an audience of thousands to award Gael Garcia Bernal with the Honorary Heart of Sarajevo.
“Since your appearance in Amores Perros, you have played different characters in many films that have made up part of our programme,” said Purivatra.
“We admire you as an actor, a film director and a person who is trying to change the world. It is an honour to welcome you to Sarajevo and to »
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Check out the Teen Choice Awards 2014 full list of winners beow - one of the night's highlight moments was when Selena Gomez struggled to hold back tears as she picked up the Ultimate Choice Award at last night's show. The 22-year-old singer-and-actress became the youngest person to ever take home the coveted prize and thanked fans for making her a ''better'' person. She said: ''Thank you so much! I have to be honest--especially this month--i cannot thank you guys enough. You remind me, amidst all the stuff that we deal with personally, what's important, and that's giving and loving and caring about each other. ''I'm not trying to preach or any of that. It's just that you guys make me better, and I just really appreciate everything that you've done.'' In her speech, the 'Spring Breakers' actress went on to pay tribute to her ''incredible'' mother and former manager Mandy Teefey. »
The Teen Choice Awards were held on Sunday night, giving teenagers their own space to vote on the best movies, TV, music, sports, web stars and more. Hosted by Modern Family's Sarah Hyland and Teen Wolf's Tyler Posey, the winners received surfboards instead of trophies (hey, an award you can actually use!), and Selena Gomez (Spring Breakers) was honored with the Ultimate Choice Award. When it came to movies, which were divided among several genres (like drama, comedy, and sci-fi/fantasy), the big winners included Divergent, The Fault in Our Stars, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and 22 Jump Street. Surprisingly there wasn't much love for Captain America: The Winter Soldier or The Lego Movie, both of which are among the year's top box-office moneymakers. That...
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Teens chose at the Teen Choice Awards Sunday night (as the show.s title suggests), and the loudest voices cheered on behalf of Divergent, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and the weepy romance The Fault In Our Stars. Instead of going with one overall Best Picture, the Teen Choice Awards go with "Choice Movie" in different genres, allowing multiple films to take home trophies. Or, in this case, surfboards. Modern Family.s Sarah Hyland and Teen Wolf.s Tyler Posey co-hosted the event, which honored Selena Gomez (Spring Breakers) with the Ultimate Choice Award. The ultimate choice of what? C.mon Tweens! Clarify! This year, according to statistics released in a presser following the telecast, teens "logged on to teenchoiceawards.com and cast more than 164 million votes in support of their favorite celebrities from film, television, music, sports, digital and fashion." So what did they ultimately decode to honor? Here »
Selena Gomez continues to ride the wave of success! The talented entertainer was honored with the Ultimate Choice Award at the 2014 Teen Choice Awards! The Spring Breakers actress is the youngest recipient to ever take home the coveted surfboard, but it's certainly easy to understand why! At the age of 22, the beauty has already had numerous hit movies, songs and a popular television show! "Thank you so much! I have to be honest—especially this month—I cannot thank you guys enough. You remind me, amidst all the stuff that we deal with personally, what's important, and that's giving and loving and caring about each other," the "Come and Get It" singer told her fans as »
Last year, when Selena Gomez decided to ditch the niceties of "Wizards of Waverly Place" for bikinis, guns, booze and James Franco in "Spring Breakers," we took a look back at when some other good girls decided to go "bad." Now, it's the guys' turn. Through the years, many actors have tried to shed their friendly personae in order to walk on the big screen wild side, whether it was early in their career -- as in the case of Zac Efron, Ryan Gosling and Justin Timberlake -- or after years of playing the sort of nice guys role for which Tom Hanks, Harrison Ford, Henry Fonda and Bill Murray were best known. Check out our list in the embedded gallery below. Who's your favorite good guy gone "bad"? »
- Donna Dickens, Gregory Ellwood, Daniel Fienberg, Dave Lewis, Melinda Newman
It was a banner year, the 18th edition of the Fantasia International Film Festival. Yes, the festival is old enough to drink alcohol now in La Belle Province, and over the three weeks of cinema -- both cutting edge and delightfully retro, a vibrant development marketplace, several book launches, all night karaoke sessions and other assorted movie mayhem -- many a film was watched, many a conversation had, copious amounts of poutine and duck confit were devoured, and untold pints of Cheval Blanc were quaffed. While Fantasia is not quite the full on Spring Breakers Bacchanalia of Fantastic Fest, it is the friendliest high-energy film festival of its size. Nearly every night of the massive 22 day marathon stretches well into the daylight hours of the...
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Despite his work being sometimes tepidly received at all corners of the globe, James Franco, the filmmaker, has been a major force on the world festival stage. He'll be showing up at Venice once again this year with his William Faulkner adaptation "The Sound and the Fury," but while he's there he'll be picking up some hardware. The festival has announced that Franco has been awarded the Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker prize, dedicated to a personality who has made an original contribution to innovation in contemporary cinema. Calling the multi-hyphenate a "relentless 'manufacturer' of cultural imagery" (problem a great, non-value-judgment way of putting it), Venice Film Festival director Alberto Barbera said that Franco "is one of the most versatile and multi-talented auteurs on the current American scene, as an actor in cinema and theatre, director, screenwriter, producer, soap-opera star, video-artist and much more." Barbera went on to note that Franco's latest, »
- Kristopher Tapley
This might sound like an elaborate piece of James Franco-brand performance art, but it’s a real thing: The actor, director, and writer will receive the Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker Award at the Venice Film Festival this year. Franco will also debut his latest directorial effort, an adaption of Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury, this year.
The Glory to the Filmmaker Award honors “a personality who has made an original contribution to innovation in contemporary cinema.” Last year, the award went to Italian filmmaker and Fellini-collaborator Ettore Scola. Previous recipients include Spike Lee, Sylvester Stallone, Al Pacino, »
- Jackson McHenry
The Venice Film Festival will honor James Franco with its Jaeger-Le Coultre Glory to the Filmmaker award dedicated to a personality who has made an original contribution to innovation in contemporary cinema.
Franco will pick up his nod on September 5 when he comes to the Lido for the world bow of his new film “The Sound and the Fury,” based on the William Faulkner novel, which will screen at Venice out of competition. Franco directed and also stars in the adaptation of the great American classic.
Venice topper Alberto Barbera in a statement praised him as “one of the most versatile and multi-talented auteurs on the current American scene,” noting that Franco is a film and theatre actor, a director, screenwriter, producer, soap-opera star, video-artist “and much more – indeed, a relentless ‘manufacturer’ of cultural imagery.”
- Nick Vivarelli
Actor-director to receive Jaeger-Le Coultre filmmaker award.
The prize is dedicated to “a personality who has made an original contribution to innovation in contemporary cinema”.
Venice director Alberto Barbera said: “James Franco is one of the most versatile and multi-talented auteurs on the current American scene, as an actor in cinema and theatre, director, screenwriter, producer, soap-opera star, video-artist and much more – indeed, a relentless ‘manufacturer’ of cultural imagery.
“The adaptation of the great classics of American literature, like his new film based on a novel by Faulkner which will be presented in Venice, is a major thread in his creative approach, characterized by boldness, lucidity, courage and self-confidence. These values transform his omnivorous verve into a concept of total art performance, founded on considerable curiosity and intelligence”.
Franco’s film The Sound and the Fury, based on [link »
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The super-busy James Franco has set aside time in each of the past several years to make a trip to the Lido where he’s become an increasingly familiar presence to Venice festgoers. His first appearance there as director/screenwriter was in 2011 with the Horizons entry Sal. In 2012, Spring Breakers, which he produced and in which he starred, was one of the big crowd pleasers when it screened in competition. Last year, Child Of God, which he wrote and directed, ran in competition while he was also the star of Gia Coppola’s Horizons title Palo Alto, based on Franco’s own […] »
Even if you don't know his name, you know his scores. From his work for Nicolas Winding Refn ("Drive," "Only God Forgives"), Harmony Korine ("Spring Breakers"), Robert Redford ("The Company You Keep") and ten collaborations with Steven Soderbergh (including "The Knick," listen to a track here), Cliff Martinez has established a distinct voice with his pulsating, throbbing compositions. One filmmaker he has yet to work with is Martin Scorsese, and seemingly just because, someone decided to mashup Martinez's work with "Raging Bull." As we much as like both Martinez and Scorsese, based on this edit at least, they don't seem a particularly suited match. Or at least "Raging Bull" may not be the right movie to put Martinez's music on top of (maybe "After Hours" would've made more sense). Either way, this is an interesting experiment and is worth watching anyway to illustrate that getting the right music and »
- Kevin Jagernauth
In 1995, audiences were shocked and appalled after viewing Larry Clark’s now infamous film Kids, which followed a group of underprivileged teenagers in New York as they skated, used drugs, had sex, and spread the HIV virus. The film is known for casting real street kids, many of whom played versions of themselves. While it opened to mixed critical reception, the film is responsible for launching the careers of stars Rosario Dawson and Chloë Sevigny, as well as writer Harmony Korine (Spring Breakers).
Hamilton Harris, who appeared briefly in the film in a scene where he instructs a group of friends how to roll a blunt, is putting together a documentary on the film entitled The Kids, which will feature reflections from those included in the production.
In a recent interview, Harris explained that many who were involved with the film questioned Clark’s motives. He explains (via Vice):
“After the movie happened, »
- Matt Hoffman
The 'Come And Get It' singer donned a looser-fitting dress than she usually seems to wear out and about town.
After weeks of walking around in skin-tight dresses or impossibly small short-shorts, Selena Gomez took a different route this afternoon, hitting the town in a rather loose-fitting floral-print dress and super dark shades.
The singer and former Disney star wore the mini-dress to have lunch with some of her friends at the Eclectic café in North Hollywood.
The grey dress, which featured a Japanese art-inspired orange flower print, wasn't even low-cut. It was a classy, pretty number that made her look like a responsible 22-year-old adult.
But, it's not like the Spring Breakers star suddenly became a nun. The mini-dress was still short enough to show off her nice legs, which she can usually only show off one at a time with those thigh-high slits in her red carpet downs. »
Lookin' good, ladies! Vanessa Hudgens stole the spotlight as she walked the blue carpet at the Young Hollywood Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday. The "Spring Breakers" star flaunted her toned obliques in a blue Bongo top and white flowy Badgley Mischka pants. The bohemian babe paired her look with a feathered Jenny Packham clutch chunky silver jewelry and a Sylvia & Cie ring. Nina Dobrev looked classy and colorful at "The Vampie Diaries" Press Line at Comic-Con in San Diego. The brunette beauty donned a blue and white Naeem Khan top and shorts with bright pink Kurt Geiger pumps to add a pop of color. She wore her hair down and straight to keep all the attention to her outfit. Nikki Reed looked sexy yet sophisticated at the Young Hollywood Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday, rocking a stunning two piece Misha Collection body con crop top and knee-length skirt. »
- tooFab Staff
Managing to elicit genuine belly laughs while playing a blind teenage cancer patient in this summer’s “The Fault in Our Stars,” 19-year-old Nat Wolff has displayed a precocious knack for wringing humor out of the most unfortunate circumstances. And yet, as Tim Garrick’s barrel-bottom teen sex farce “Behaving Badly” illustrates, even he has his limits. Wolff is hardly alone, however, as a surprisingly deep cast of slumming stars (Selena Gomez, Mary-Louise Parker, Elisabeth Shue, Gary Busey, Jason Lee, and even an uncredited Justin Bieber) all fail to lift this ruthlessly unfunny misfire, which should be quickly relegated to an IMDb trivia question after a brief theatrical bow.
Things start out badly for 17-year-old Rick Stevens (Wolff), who opens the film by discovering he has crabs, only to head downstairs and discover his alcoholic mother (Parker) slumped on the couch, with pill bottles, vodka and various suicide notes strewn all around. »
- Andrew Barker
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