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The Future's Stranger Than He Thought: An Interview with Zero Theorem Director Terry Gilliam

9 hours ago | Village Voice | See recent Village Voice news »

"I'll always be anti-authoritarian, as long as I live," says Terry Gilliam, the comic provocateur who's been taking aim at the establishment for over four decades. The only thing that changes: his targets. In Life of Brian, it was religion. In Brazil, the government. And in his latest film, The Zero Theorem, it's the biggest oppressor of all: big business. Says Gilliam, "Governments are second rate compared to corporations when it comes to power and influence on our lives." The Zero Theorem stars Christoph Waltz as Qohen Leth, a reclusive computer drone whose life is at the mercy of his employer, Mancorp. His boss, a godlike figure named Management (Matt Damon), and his underlings dictate everything from Qohen's therapist (Tilda Swinton) to his sexual »

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Terry Gilliam's Latest Sci-Fi Adventure The Zero Theorem Serves Up Wild and Wonderful Images

9 hours ago | Village Voice | See recent Village Voice news »

Terry Gilliam is a gifted, ambitious filmmaker who, sadly, may now be more famous for being misunderstood and underfunded than he is for actually making movies. The Zero Theorem isn't likely to reverse that equation. In this half-squirrely, half-torpid sci-fi adventure, Christoph Waltz, with a shaved head and a face devoid of eyebrows, plays Qohen Leth, a lonely, put-upon programmer who toils away for a megacorporation known as Mancom. Qohen is unraveling emotionally. He's been waiting for years for a phone call, one that he's sure will magically change his life. He's so obsessed that he puts in a request to work from home, so he won't miss it when it comes. After a number of humiliating medical evaluations and an encounter with Mancom's big cheese (Matt Damon), his wish »

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Review: The Zero Theorem

14 hours ago | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

This was originally reviewed as part of our Fantasia 2014 coverage. Plot: Qohen Leth (Christoph Waltz) – a chronically reclusive number cruncher – is assigned by his mysterious boss “Management” to work on “The Zero Theorem” an unprovable mathematical theory that has the unfortunate side effect of turning anyone who works on it insane. Review: Hit or miss, Terry Gilliam's movies are always interesting. While no one »

- Chris Bumbray

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new and ongoing dvd & streaming releases, Us/Can/UK, from Sep 15-16

16 September 2014 5:07 AM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

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- MaryAnn Johanson

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Hey You Geeks!! # 33: Sci-Fi Double Feature w/ The Zero Theorem & The Congress

5 September 2014 6:59 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

When we decided to do a double-feature episode on Terry Gilliam’s The Zero Theorem and Ari Folman’s The Congress, we had no idea how deep of a sci-fi journey of existentialism we were in for. This week, we are looking at these two, slightly under-the-radar movies (both recently released in select theaters and on VOD) that absolutely moved us. Our conversation goes deep into religion, technology and the importance of thought-provoking stories in science fiction. The question is, were we moved in positive or negative directions? All that, plus we talk about some new things were reading and playing as well as our new geeky obsessions for the week. Give a listen, and don’t forget to share your reviews of Hey You Geeks on iTunes!

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Bleecker Street staffs up

4 September 2014 10:46 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Andrew Karpen is staffing up his New York-based distributor and has hired a quartet of former Focus Features executives including new president of distribution Jack Foley.

Myles Bender arrives as president of marketing and creative advertising; Tyler Dinapoli as president of marketing, media and research; and Kent Sanderson as president of acquisitions and ancillary distribution.

Foley has been in distribution for more than 30 years and led distribution at USA Films, October Films and MGM before his appointment as president of distribution at Focus Features.

He has held senior posts at Miramax and Columbia Pictures and worked on the likes of Brokeback Mountain, The Pianist, Pulp Fiction and Thelma And Louise.

Bender began his career at Gramercy Pictures and USA Films and has worked on Being John Malkovich and The Big Lebowski. He served at Focus as svp of creative advertising and marketing, working on Lost In Translation and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, among others »

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Terry Gilliam Talks The Zero Theorem, Christoph Waltz, Working with the Late Robin Williams, Monty Python’s Success, and More from DragonCon 2014

2 September 2014 4:38 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Terry Gilliam wants to offend you, he wants to shock you, and above all, he wants to make you think. The Monty Python funnyman and notoriously Hollywood-hostile director aims to achieve all three of those things with his newest film, The Zero Theorem.  In addition to talking up the sci-fi fantasy movie while attending Atlanta's DragonCon, Gilliam shared a personal story about his experience working with the late Robin Williams, talked about landing Christoph Waltz in the lead of his latest film, and even commented on the long-running success of the British comedy troupe. The Zero Theorem, which stars Waltz as Qohen Leth, a computer hacker who searches for the meaning of life while being distracted by Management, a shadowy figure from an Orwellian corporation, is now available on VOD and will enjoy a limited theatrical release on September 19th.  Melanie ThierryTilda Swinton, and David Thewlis also star.  Hit »

- Dave Trumbore

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Voltage President Nicolas Chartier Finds His Element at Toronto Festival

2 September 2014 1:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Voltage Pictures president Nicolas Chartier is in his element at the Toronto Intl. Film Festival.

He formed Voltage as a sales company a decade ago with Dean Devlin and came to Toronto in 2008 with Voltage’s first produced film: “The Hurt Locker.” Summit bought the film at the festival; 18 months later, it would to win best picture Oscar for Chartier, Greg Shapiro, screenwriter Mark Boal and director Kathryn Bigelow.

Toronto was also good to him last year when “Dallas Buyers Club” screened. In late 2012, Chartier paid $3 million for the foreign rights to the pic, starring Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto, just after the financing had fallen apart.

On the night of Sept. 9, 2013, in Toronto, Chartier remembers that the pic “got a long standing ovation. I think they were impressed by Matthew and surprised by Jared, sort of like ‘Wow, that was Jared Leto, who we never see and he was great. »

- Dave McNary

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Kevin Smith’s “Tusk”: Ten Films to look forward to in September

2 September 2014 7:30 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Believe it or not, we’re now into the month of September, which is insane if you ask me. I’ll be updating my Oscar predictions later on this week, but right now, I’m going to preview the films of the month ahead. There’s no shortage of interesting flicks hitting screens, so we’re entering the start of the very best season for cinema. Tis the season for high quality movies, with the upcoming New York Film Festival really kicking off Oscar season for me. That’s not to say that the next week or two won’t have plenty to talk about, but once we’re in October it’s really the heat of the moment then, as it were. Even so, the whole month of September has plenty to be excited about, I assure you of that much. There’s no shortage of quality coming our way, »

- Joey Magidson

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Wamg’s Guide To 100+ Films For Fall / Holiday 2014

29 August 2014 1:49 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

As we look in the rearview mirror of the summer blockbusters, September heralds the start of the fall movie season. Filled with Hollywood heavyweights and A-listers, here’s our Big list of the most anticipated movies coming to cinemas this autumn and during the holidays.

Our exhaustive list includes films that are playing at the upcoming Toronto Film Festival as well the ones that already have a theatrical release date. With the awards season on the horizon, we also added a few bonus films at the end to keep your eye out for in the months ahead.

Pull up a chair, grab a pen and paper and get ready for Wamg’s Guide to the 100+ Films This Fall And Holiday Season.

We kick it off with what’s showing in Toronto at the film festival that runs September 4 – 14.

Maps To The StarsSeptember 2014 – Toronto International Film Festival; UK & Ireland September »

- Movie Geeks

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Utopia: The Tel-Aviv International Festival of Science Fiction and Fantastic Film Announces First Titles

27 August 2014 8:06 PM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Presenting a marvelous banquet of fantastic titles with their first announcement, Utopia: The Tel-Aviv International Festival of Science Fiction and Fantastic Film has, in the proverbial sense, something for everyone -- as long as you have good taste in genre films! Kicking things off on September 13 will be Terry Gilliam's The Zero Theorem, which, as always with Gilliam, means a must-see title, no matter the reaction to it. What We Do in the Shadows, which tickled the fancy of our own Ryland Aldrich when he saw it earlier this year, will serve as the closing night presentation on September 20. In between are plenty of tasty titles, including some that are well-known to the Twitch readership -- Frank Pavich's documentary Jodorowsky's Dune -- and...

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Hey You Geeks!! Podcast# 32: Meh About Fall Movies

23 August 2014 7:48 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Fall movie season is right around the corner. This week, we take a look through the slate of movies coming this Fall in search of anything exciting coming from the genre world. Unfortunately, the pickings are slim, with a few movies we’re excited about (Mockingjay, Birdman, The Zero Theorem, Interstellar), a bunch we’re mildly intrigued by (Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, Space Station 76, Horns, Automata, Maps to the Stars) and some others that we just don’t care about at all. All that, plus we talk about some new Marvel news that may spare us from our case of origin fatigue. Give a listen, and don’t forget to share your reviews of Hey You Geeks on iTunes!

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Required Reading: The Terry Gilliam Problem and the MPAA’s Homophobia

22 August 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

The best movie culture writing from around the internet-o-sphere. There will be a quiz later. Just leave a tab open for us, will ya? “The Wonderful Problem with Terry Gilliam” — Matt Patches at Playboy profiles an outsider who’s ebbed and flowed with the industry while maintaining his own psychotically magical vision. “At once rebellious and classical, vicious and airy, imaginative yet ready to snap his audience back to harsh realities whenever he damn well pleases, Gilliam is a singular stylist who speaks the blockbuster language with a hallucinogenic cadence. Each of his films — including his latest, The Zero Theorem — feels like the pinnacle of his Gilliamness: oppressed commonfolk fighting “the man” in alternate universes filled with doohickies and creepy ideologies. And settled against Hollywood product, each film feels like a revelation. Idiosyncrasy means box office bombs outweigh the successes — yet he’s never really failed. Not at concertizing dreams, the »

- Scott Beggs

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Listen: Out-Of-Print Criterion Laserdisc Commentary For 'The Fisher King' With Terry Gilliam

20 August 2014 8:09 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Of the many friendships the late Robin Williams formed over the course of his career, he returned to work with Terry Gilliam frequently. The actor first popped up in "The Adventures Of Baron Munchausen," took a leading role in "The Fisher King," has a cameo in "The Zero Theorem" and a voice part in the upcoming "Absolutely Anything" featuring most of the members of Monty Python (and despite reports to the contrary, Williams did complete his work on the movie before his passing). The director recently reflected on Williams' commitment to his work during production for "The Fisher King." Discussing the "Red Knight" sequence in the movie (see below), Gilliam shares how much the actor poured into the performance. “This scene wasn’t a challenge to shoot as far as effects are concerned, but it was very hard from an acting point of view, because Robin was tearing his guts out emotionally. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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New VOD and Streaming Movies, Plus: How to Watch 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' at Home Now

19 August 2014 10:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and own this week on the various streaming services such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical exclusives for rent, priced from $3-$10, in 24- or 48-hour periods The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (superhero sequel; Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Dane DeHaan, Jamie Foxx; also available in 3D; rated PG-13) The Quiet Ones (horror; Sam Claflin, Jared Harris; rated PG-13) Fading Gigolo (comedy; John Turturro, Woody Allen; rated R) Only Lovers Left Alive (stylish Jim Jarmusch-directed vampire drama; Tom Hiddleston, Tilda Swinton, John Hurt, Mia Wasikowska, Anton Yelchin; rated R) The Zero Theorem (sci-fi; Christoph...

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New VOD and Streaming Movies, Plus: How to Watch 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' at Home Before Disc

19 August 2014 10:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and own this week on the various streaming services such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical exclusives for rent, priced from $3-$10, in 24- or 48-hour periods The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (superhero sequel; Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Dane DeHaan, Jamie Foxx; also available in 3D; rated PG-13) The Quiet Ones (horror; Sam Claflin, Jared Harris; rated PG-13) Fading Gigolo (comedy; John Turturro, Woody Allen; rated R) Only Lovers Left Alive (stylish Jim Jarmusch-directed vampire drama; Tom Hiddleston, Tilda Swinton, John Hurt, Mia Wasikowska, Anton Yelchin; rated R) The Zero Theorem (sci-fi; Christoph...

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- Robert B. DeSalvo

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what’s on iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Netflix (from Aug 19)

19 August 2014 5:26 PM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

What’s new, what’s hot, and what you may have missed, now available to stream.

streaming now, before it’s in theaters

The Zero Theorem: Terry Gilliam’s would-be mind-frak is chock full of glorious Gillam style and a fun performance from Christoph Waltz, but little else [my review] [iTunes Us]

streaming now, while it’s still in theaters

Dinosaur 13: bittersweet documentary reminder that while the scientific method may be coolly rational, the people who do science are deeply emotionally caught up in their work [my review] [iTunes Us]

streaming now, before it’s on dvd

Captain America: The Winter Soldier: stuns me with its scathing commentary on what is happening in the real world today, wrapped up in what is some of the most delicious, most comic-booky fantasy ever [my review] [iTunes Us]

streaming now, before it’s in theaters

The Zero Theorem: Terry Gilliam’s would-be mind-frak is chock full of glorious Gillam style »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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Exclusive Character Posters For The Zero Theorem Introduce the Film’s Characters and their Philosophies

19 August 2014 11:26 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

I finally got a chance to see Terry Gilliam’s new film The Zero Theorem and was mightily impressed by its ability to conjure some of the magic of Gilliam classics like Brazil and Twelve Monkeys (albeit in a far warmer, less brutal manner than the latter film).  So I'm really glad we're debuting these character posters that don't just showcase the performers in the film, but the philosophies of the people they are playing.  The movie is all about ideas, a philosophical dialogue.  And these get at that. The Zero Theorem stars Christoph Waltz as Qohen Leth, a computer hacker who searches for the meaning of life while being distracted by Management, a shadowy figure from an Orwellian corporation; Melanie ThierryTilda Swinton, and David Thewlis also star.  The film hits iTunes today, August 19th and limited theaters on September 19th.  Be sure to check out the trailer and »

- Evan Dickson

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Graffiti Artists Sue Terry Gilliam Over The Zero Theorem

18 August 2014 10:44 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Terry Gilliam's reputation as a filmmaker is one of great vision and great misfortune. His difficulties in attempting to make The Man Who Killed Don Quixote filled the behind-the-scenes documentary Lost In La Mancha. And with the film still uncompleted, that 2002 doc could well merit a sequel. He hit an incredible obstacle with The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus when his leading man, Heath Ledger, unexpectedly died before production wrapped. And now, his latest, The Zero Theorem is facing a lawsuit over part of its set design. THR reports Terry Gilliam is being sued by three well-known street artists who allege The Zero Theorem violates the copyright of their collaborative mural titled Castillo. Argentinians Franco "Jaz" Fasoli and Nicolas "Ever" Escalada, as well as Canadian Derek "Troy Lovegates -- aka Other" Mehaffey -- are holding Voltage Pictures, Amplify Releasing and other distributors as responsible for what they call Gilliam's "repeated »

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Terry Gilliam Breaks Down a Particularly Hard Night With Robin Williams on The Fisher King

14 August 2014 7:30 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Terry Gilliam, whose new film The Zero Theorem opens in theaters on September 19, spoke with Vulture yesterday about the most difficult scenes and shots of his career, for a feature we’ll run soon. One of the movies he discussed with us is The Fisher King, in which Robin Williams played a homeless man whose life as an academic had been destroyed by the trauma of witnessing his wife’s brutal murder. The role may have been Williams’s greatest and most-challenging performance, and Gilliam singled out a scene from late in the 1991 drama as being particularly painful to remember in the wake of the actor’s passing. In this excerpt from our long conversation about his work, the director talks about the challenges of filming that critical scene, which finds Williams’s character, seized by memories of that tragic final night with his wife, tormented by the Red Knight, »

- Bilge Ebiri

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