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New to Hulu in May: ‘Winter’s Bone,’ ‘Big Fish,’ the Return of ‘Casual’ and Many More Film and TV Titles

New to Hulu in May: ‘Winter’s Bone,’ ‘Big Fish,’ the Return of ‘Casual’ and Many More Film and TV Titles
Hulu has announced the new titles that will be available to stream on the platform in May. Next month will see the streaming release of Oscar-nominated films such as Debra Granik’s 2010 drama “Winter’s Bone,” starring Jennifer Lawrence, and Tim Burton’s 2003 fantasy drama “Big Fish.”

Read More: Hulu and Annapurna Announce Streaming Partnership, With Kathryn Bigelow’s Detroit Project First in Line

Hulu’s origial series “Casual” returns for a third season on May 23. The original documentary “Becoming Bond,” about the life of George Lazenby, who played James Bond in the 1969 film “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service,” will debut on May 20. Find the list of all titles coming to Hulu in May below.

May 1

Line of Duty: Complete Season 4 (BBC One)

South Park en Español: Complete Season 20 (Comedy Central)

48 Hrs. (1982)

Another 48 Hrs. (1990)

Arrowhead (1952)

A View to a Kill (1985)

The Bad News Bears (1976)

Bad Influence (1990)

Bait Shop
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New to Hulu in May: ‘Winter’s Bone,’ ‘Big Fish,’ the Return of ‘Casual’ and Many More Film and TV Titles

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New to Hulu in May: ‘Winter’s Bone,’ ‘Big Fish,’ the Return of ‘Casual’ and Many More Film and TV Titles
Hulu has announced the new titles that will be available to stream on the platform in May. Next month will see the streaming release of Oscar-nominated films such as Debra Granik’s 2010 drama “Winter’s Bone,” starring Jennifer Lawrence, and Tim Burton’s 2003 fantasy drama “Big Fish.”

Read More: Hulu and Annapurna Announce Streaming Partnership, With Kathryn Bigelow’s Detroit Project First in Line

Hulu’s origial series “Casual” returns for a third season on May 23. The original documentary “Becoming Bond,” about the life of George Lazenby, who played James Bond in the 1969 film “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service,” will debut on May 20. Find the list of all titles coming to Hulu in May below.

May 1

Line of Duty: Complete Season 4 (BBC One)

South Park en Español: Complete Season 20 (Comedy Central)

48 Hrs. (1982)

Another 48 Hrs. (1990)

Arrowhead (1952)

A View to a Kill (1985)

The Bad News Bears (1976)

Bad Influence (1990)

Bait Shop
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Genre, Thrillers Stage A Comeback in France

Genre, Thrillers Stage A Comeback in France
Paris – Daouda Coulibaly’s Mali-set “Wulu,” Sebastian Marnier’s “Faultless”and Thomas Kruithof’s “The Eavesdropper” form part of a gaggle of crime thrillers and sci-fi/fantasy movies unspooling at the 19th UniFrance Rendez-Vous with French Cinema, France’s annual national film showcase.

In volume, they do not represent the most numerous film type at that market; that crown belongs to comedies, accounting for 32 of the 76 movies screening there. But some of the crime thrillers are among the best-reviewed films at Rendez-Vous.

“Who doesn’t love a good sociopath? In novelist-director Sébastien Marnier’s feature debut “Faultless,” he conjures up a doozy,” Variety wrote, calling “The Eavesdropper” (aka “Scribe”) “a timely political thriller told with flair” and “Wulu” “an auspicious debut.”

These suspense titles are joined at the Rendez-Vous by “Seuls” (“Alone”), a bold departure for French cinema, a fantasy teen survival thriller from “It Boy” director David Moreau, and “Toril,
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Turin Film Review: ‘Scribe’

The political thriller genre gets a very timely infusion of life with Thomas Kruithof’s debut “Scribe,” a lean, edgy drama about an outwardly bland middle-aged factotum hired to transcribe taped conversations that may or may not have been recorded by the French secret service. Set during an election clearly intended to elicit parallels with current right-wing campaigns from Marine Le Pen to Donald Trump, the film, at one time given the unwieldy English title “The Eavesdropper,” boasts an ace cast and the kind of skillfully crafted script that keeps audiences tensely guessing the outcome until the delicious “did that just happen?” denouement. The movie is likely to do strong home business on its January opening, and should be enjoyed by Francophile art houses worldwide.

When we first meet bookkeeper Duval (François Cluzet), he’s on the verge of a nervous breakdown, precipitated by a nasty boss and a weakness for alcohol.
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AFM: Gaumont Boards Superbike Racing Thriller ‘Burn Out’ (Exclusive)

Gaumont has boarded “Burn Out,” a stylish action-packed thriller set against the backdrop of superbike racing in France, directed by Yann Gozlan.

“Burn Out” is produced by Matthias Weber and Thibault Gast at 2425 Films and Wassim Beji Wy Prods., who last teamed on Gozlan’s previous film, 2015’s “A Perfect Man.”

Currently shooting, the movie stars François Civil (“Five”) as Tony, a promising young motorcycle racer who is forced to do perilous drug runs to save the mother of his child from a dangerous mobster.

The action takes place between Amsterdam and Paris, while racing scenes are being choreographed by Gilles Conseil, who previously worked on action hits such as “Taken ” and “Point Blank.”

Gaumont is co-producing, handling international sales, and will distribute the movie in France in September 2017.

“We were drawn by this project at the script stage because of its originality as it explores, for the first time,
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Film Friday Episode 13 [Nov. 20th 2015]: Mockingjay Part 2

Film Friday is The Hollywood News’ brand new weekly film show features the week’s brand new releases in the UK, as well as looking at the pick of the pics currently showing at your local multiplex.

This week we have a feast of new attractions, headlined by the final movie in The Hunger Games series, Mockingjay Part 2. We also have a look at Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans, The Dressmaker, A Perfect Man, Love (3D) from controversial filmmaker Gasper Noe, Momentum and many more.

The series will run every Friday at 12pm midday, UK time, so make sure that you subscribe to our YouTube channel to get the latest show delivered to your door each week. Otherwise, simply follow us on Twitter or Facebook where we’ll also be posting links each week.

Film Friday Episode #13 [14 mins, 51 secs]

Film Friday Episode #1: Straight Outta Compton

Film Friday Episode #2:
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What's New on Netflix in November 2015

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We can't wait for Netflix's November 20th debut of "Marvel's Jessica Jones" starring Krysten Ritter as a superhero who becomes a private detective. The noirish series, which received a great reception at New York Comic Con, costars Carrie-Anne Moss and former Dr. Who David Tennant.

Other Netflix originals premiering in November: "River," starring Stellan Skarsgård as a detective haunted by visions of his murdered colleague; the Aziz Ansari comedy series "Master of None;" and "W/Bob and David," which re-teams Bob Odenkirk and David Cross.

As for movies, you might have missed Keira Knightley in "Anna Karenina" (2012), which first paired "Ex Machina's" Alicia Vikander and Domhnall Gleeson. Also new, Nicolas Cage's "The Runner" and documentaries "Idris Elba: Mandela, My Dad and Me," "Call Me Lucky" and "Do I Sound Gay?"

Here's the entire list of what's new on Netflix in November.

Available November 1

"Beethoven's Christmas Adventure" (2011)

"Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce
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Dimitri Rassam, Wassim Beji Team Up On ‘Nureyev’ Biopic (Exclusive)

Dimitri Rassam, Wassim Beji Team Up On ‘Nureyev’ Biopic (Exclusive)
Paris– French producers Dimitri Rassam (“The Little Prince,” “Playmobil”) and Wassim Beji (“Yves Saint Laurent”) are set to produce “Nureyev,” an English-language biopic of Rudolf Nureyev, the celebrated Soviet dancer of ballet and modern dance.

Rodolphe Marconi, who won the Cannes Palme d’Or for his 1999 short “Stop” and directed the docu feature “Lagarfeld Confidential,” is on board to write and direct “Nureyev.”

The sprawling drama, which is produced by Rassam’s On Entertainment/Chapter 2 and Beji’s Wy Productions, will chart the life of Nureyev, notably his spectacular defection to the West in 1961 and his appointment as director of the Paris Opera Ballet where he revolutionized ballet. Knows as a workaholic, impulsive and rebellious man, Nureyev fought for his art until his death in 1993.

“Nureyev’s ballets are celebrated and performed all over the world, but few really know what kind of man he was, the fascinating life
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2015 Fantasia Film Festival Unleashes Very Impressive Lineup; World Premiere of Antisocial 2 Included!

Always a film festival that prides itself on giving its audiences a hell of a lineup, filled to the brim with standout titles every year and world premieres for films that are greatly anticipated, the 2015 Fantasia Film Festival has now revealed its final lineup. Like we’ve all come to appreciate, this year is no exception, with films such as Tales Of Halloween, Ant-Man, the greatly anticipated Cop Car (which will be screened with Kevin Bacon in attendance!!) and Jeruzalem all being standout films to look out for, along with a pretty epic list of other films that are sure to leave viewers entertained and excited throughout the entire event (July 14th-August 4th).

If the full lineup wasn’t already enough to make your horror loving heads explode, the new announcement that Fanstasia will host the July 30th premiere of Cody Calahan’s sequel to 2013’s Antisocial, Antisocial 2,
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Santa Barbara Breaks Wave Film Festival Lineup of 11 French Films

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival (Sbiff) has revealed its third annual Wave Film Festival, running July 15 through July 19. This festival highlights eleven brand new French films at the historic Riviera Theatre. Herewith the lineup, with language courtesy of the festival. Read More: Locarno to Honor French Actress Bulle Ogier, Favorite of Rivette, Chabrol and Fassbinder "A Perfect Man" / (Director: Yann Gozlan, Screenwriters: Yann Gozlan, Guillaume Lemans, Grégoire Vigneron) - Mathieu Vasseur is an aspiring writer. But as the refusal letters pile up, he takes a part-time job as a mover. Going through the contents of a recently deceased old soldier’s home, Mathieu discovers a dusty, hand-written diary. Intrigued, he takes the manuscript home to read. And he can’t put it down! Indeed the soldier’s story is captivating. Mathieu submits the book as its own to a publishing house. And he gets his first publishing deal. And the book is a huge.
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Fantasia to close with 'Attack on Titan'

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Fantasia to close with 'Attack on Titan'
Montreal’s genre film festival to showcase 135 features and almost 300 shorts across its three-week run from July 14-Aug 4.Scroll down for line-up

Fantasia International Film Festival has unveiled its full line-up for its upcoming 19th edition which kicks off next Tuesday [July 14].

Over its three-week run, the Montreal-based genre film festival will showcase 135 features, including 22 world, 13 international premieres and 21 North American premieres, and almost 300 short films.

Shinji Higuchi’s Attack on Titan will receive its Canadian premiere as the closing film of this year’s edition on Aug 4. The live-action film is based on Hajime Isyama’s steampunk fantasy war opera manga series.

Additional highlights of the final wave of titles include the world premieres of Malik Bader’s thriller Cash Only and Ken Ochiai’s Ninja the Monster, as well as the Canadian premiere of Jonathan Milott & Cary Murnion’s horror comedy Cooties starring Elijah Wood.

A trio of Sion Sono films will also be shown at this
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‘Attack on Titan’, Sion Sono, ‘Cop Car’ among full Fantasia ’15 lineup

The 19th Annual Fantasia Film Festival is only a week away, beginning July 14 and running through August 4. And as promised for today, they’ve revealed their full line-up of films screening at 2015’s festival in Montreal.

This year’s line-up boasts 22 World Premieres, 13 International Premieres, and 21 North American Premieres. Both Marvel’s Ant-Man and the animated Miss Hokusai were previously announced, but now they’ve added the much anticipated Attack on Titan movie as their closing night film. Other highlights include the Sundance darlings Cooties, starring Elijah Wood and Rainn Wilson, Cop Car, starring Kevin Bacon and directed by the upcoming Spider-man director Jon Watts, and a trio of films from horror auteur Sion Sono.

See the full line-up announcement of films below via Fantasia’s Facebook page, and be sure to check out their website at fantasiafestival.com for additional information.

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Fantasia 2015:

36 Countries, 135 Features, and Nearly 300 Short Films

- Including 22 World Premieres,
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'Yakuza Apocalypse' makes Euro sales

  • ScreenDaily
Exclusive: Key deals for Backup Media on Cannes Directors’ Fortnight entry.

French finance outfit Backup Media, which represents Takashi Miike’s Directors’ Fortnight entry Yakuza Apocalypse, has closed deals on the action-horror with German-speaking territories (Koch), France (The Jokers) and Benelux (Cineart).

Nikkatsu is handling Asian rights to the film about a yakuza vampire boss, starring The Raid’s Yayan Ruhlan and Riri Furanki (Like Father, Like Son).

Paris-based financier Backup, run by Joel Thibout, Jean-Baptiste Babin and David Atlan-Jackson, joined the project last Afm as part of a push for high-profile Asian art-house and genre films.

The outfit has backed a host of ambitious French, European and Us films to date, including Nicolas Saada’s Taj Mahal, Yann Gozlan’s thriller A Perfect Man, Benoit Jacquot’s Diary of a Chambermaid, Ma Ma, starring Penelope Cruz, Pablo Virzi’s Human Capital and Martin Koolhoven’s upcoming thriller Brimstone.

Prolific cult Japanese director Miike played in competition
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International Star You Should Know: French Actor Pierre Niney

International Star You Should Know: French Actor Pierre Niney
Dashing, refined and articulate, 26-year-old French actor Pierre Niney gained mainstream popularity in France with EuropaCorp romantic laugher “It Boy,” and broke out last year on a larger stage in Jalil Lespert’s “Yves Saint Laurent.” His performance as the famed fashion designer earned him a Cesar award for best actor.

Early Years

Niney trained at the prestigious Comedie-Francaise, and started his acting career in theater, but he has a soft spot for silent film comedy. “I grew up watching Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton,” he says. “When preparing a role, I work first on the body language and physical aspects of the performance; the psychological dimension comes naturally, once I’m in character.”

Fest Fave

Niney wowed the crowd with his versatility at the recent Colcoa fest celebrating French films in L.A., playing a troubled writer in Yann Gozlan’s Alfred Hitchcock-influenced thriller “A Perfect Man” (which
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Cannes: Snd to launch sales on 'Rosalie Blum', 'The Crew'

Cannes: Snd to launch sales on 'Rosalie Blum', 'The Crew'
Exclusive: Company to also market premiere First Growth [pictured], a family drama set in the vineyards of Burgundy.

France’s Snd is set to launch sales on a trio of new titles at the Cannes Marché, including Julien Rappeneau’s quirky romantic comedy Rosalie Blum.

It is a debut feature for Rappeneau, who is best known as a writer, his credits including father Jean-Paul Rappeneau’s upcoming Families (Belles familles), pop icon Claude Francois bio-pic My Way and Jérôme Salle’s The Burma Conspiracy and Zulu.

An adaptation of popular graphic novel Rosalie Blum, the film revolves around a lonely, thirty-something hairdresser who starts to secretly investigate a 50-year-old woman who seems vaguely familiar.

His clumsy detective work makes her suspicious and she in turn asks her niece to investigate him – a game of hide-and-seek begins with unexpected results.

“It’s a little jewel which we fell in love with straight away,” says Snd sales
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Pierre Niney Starrer ‘A Perfect Man’ Sells to Key Markets

Pierre Niney Starrer ‘A Perfect Man’ Sells to Key Markets
Paris — Snd has inked a flurry of sales on Yann Gozlan’s “A Perfect Man” (“Un Homme Ideal”), the French Riviera-set thriller toplining rising French star Pierre Niney.

A Perfect Man,” which is premiering at Colcoa, the City of Light City of Angels film festival, was picked up by Lusomundo (Portugal), A Contracorriente (Spain), Canada (A-z Films), Seed (South Korea), Scandinavia (Studio S) and Russia (Channel One).

The thriller is now in advanced negotiations for Japan, Benelux and airlines, according to Charlotte Boucon, international sales topper at Snd.

Produced by Wy Productions and 2425 Films, “A Perfect Man” stars Niney as an aspiring writer whose love for a woman and limitless ambition drive him toward a deadly path. While at Colcoa in Los Angeles, Gozlan — who wrote the script with Guillaume Lemans (“Point Blank”) in collaboration with Gregoire Vigneron (“I Do”) — said his main reference for the script was Patricia Highsmith,
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French Directors Talk Terrorism, Movie Landscape at Colcoa Festival

French Directors Talk Terrorism, Movie Landscape at Colcoa Festival
Michel Hazanavicius (“The Artist,”””The Search”), Pierre Niney (“A Perfect Man”), Anne Fontaine (“Gemma Bovery”) were among the Gallic talent and filmmakers who spoke about the local movie biz at a Variety-sponsored panel at Colcoa, the Los Angeles-based festival dedicated to French films.

Alix Delaporte (“The Last Hammer Blow”), Yann Gozlan (“A Perfect Man”), Shirel Amitay (“Atlit”) and Sabrina Van Tassel (“Silenced Wall”) also sat on the panel.

While the theme of the roundtable was the influence of Hollywood movies on French cinema, the filmmakers covered a range of topics, including the impact of the terrorist attack Charlie Hebdo and how it’s spurred creative freedom in France. Hazanavicus said the most sinister effect of the latest terrorist assaults is the rise of xenophobia and the far-right party. Fontaine, meanwhile, said the antisemitism in France had reached a peak and hadn’t been so ‘violent’in decades.

On the influence of American films,
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A Perfect Man | 2015 Colcoa Film Festival Review

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Words With Friends: Gozlan’s Stylish Noir all Amalgamated Pulp

Enjoyably anxious, director Yann Gozlan’s sophomore feature A Perfect Man (Un homme idéal) would better recall suspense masters like Hitchcock or Chabrol if its narrative felt a little less familiar. As such, it seems more like the B noir cousin of the cinema Gozlan is in conversation with rather than a revisionist take on one of cinema’s greatest femme fatales—karma. Featuring an excellent lead performance from recent Cesar award winning actor Pierre Niney, there’s much to admire even as Gozlan overdoses with increasing complications that hinge on the ludicrous.

Mathieu Vasseur (Niney) is an aspiring novelist, whose first manuscript, The Man From Behind, has been promptly rejected by publishers. Working vaguely as some sort of janitorial staff and/or garbage man, Vasseur stumbles into a lecture being given about scent’s relationship to memory and literature
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Dujardin, Hazanavicius Join French City of Lights, City of Angels Lineup

This year's 19th Colcoa French Film Festival will run April 20-28 at the Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles. Colcoa will open with the North American Premiere of Yann Gozlan's thriller "A Perfect Man," starring Pierre Niney and Ana Girardot, who starred in the creepy French TV series "The Returned." The festival will close its competition on Monday, April 27th with "White Soldier," a drama written and directed by Erick Zonca, and a still-secret feature announced opening day. Colcoa's first-ever Television program will include "Blue Pills," a drama directed by Jean-Philippe Amar, Dante Desarthe's dramedy "Ponzi's Scheme" and "Danbé, Head Up," a drama directed by Bourlem Guerdjou. Watch: Jean Dujardin Is the French Popeye Doyle in "The Connection" Trailer Three more TV series will premiere at Colcoa: "Chefs" (Season 1), a drama co-developed and co-written by Arnaud...
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