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Smt Thursday Trailers: ‘Shape of Water’ Redband and ‘Infinity Chamber’

(Aotn) “The Shape of Water” Redband is here on Smt! And not only is Guillermo Del Toro’s Latest and Greatest ready to go, so is Lotus Entertainment’s “Infinity Chamber”!

Check the out the Oscar buzz-worthy “The Shape of Water’s” Redband trailer here and now (Warning: Language Advisory):

From master story teller, Guillermo del Toro, comes The Shape Of Water – an other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment. Rounding out the cast are Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stuhlbarg and Doug Jones. Directed by: Guillermo del Toro Screenplay by: Guillermo del Toro & Vanessa Taylor Story by: Guillermo del Toro Produced by: Guillermo del Toro,
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Juliette Binoche and Andre Benjamin join Robert Pattinson and Mia Goth in High Life

Variety is reporting that Juliette Binoche (The English Patient) and Andre Benjamin (Jimi: All Is By My Side) have joined Robert Pattinson (Good Time) and Mia Goth (A Cure For Wellness) in High Life, the English-language debut of director Claire Denis (White Material, 35 Shots of Rum).

The film follows a group of convicts who reduce their time behind bars in exchange for embarking on a dangerous mission to a black hole. Also featuring in the cast are Lars Eidinger (Clouds of Sils Maria), Agata Buzek (Redemption), Ewan Mitchell (The Last Kingdom), Jessie Ross (The Frankenstein Chronicles) and Claire Tran (Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets).

“It is a rare honor to work with Claire Denis,” said producer Andrew Lauren. “She has put together an incredible cast for what is not only her first English language feature but also her first sci-fi film after making 12 visionary films in French.
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Toronto: Juliette Binoche, André Benjamin Join Claire Denis’ ‘High Life’ (Exclusive)

Toronto: Juliette Binoche, André Benjamin Join Claire Denis’ ‘High Life’ (Exclusive)
Juliette Binoche and André Benjamin have joined the cast of Claire Denis’ “High Life,” Variety has learned.

The film revolves around convicts who reduce their time behind bars in exchange for embarking on a dangerous mission to a black hole. Robert Pattinson and Mia Goth were already announced as star rig in the film. In addition, Variety has learned that the cast has added Lars Eidinger (“Clouds of Sils Maria”), Agata Buzek (“Redemption”), Ewan Mitchell (“The Last Kingdom”), Jessie Ross (“The Frankenstein Chronicles”) and Claire Tran (“Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets”).

The picture is Denis’ English-language feature film debut. A favorite of cinephiles, she is best known for her films “White Material” and “35 Shots of Rum.”

Binoche, an Oscar-winner for “The English Patient” and a nominee for “Chocolat.” Along with Tran, she appeared in Denis’ “Let the Sun Shine,” which debuted at the Cannes Film Festival. Benjamin is best known for his music work
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Ruth Negga Joins Brad Pitt in Sci-Fi Thriller Ad Astra

Ruth Negga Joins Brad Pitt in Sci-Fi Thriller Ad Astra
With Brad Pitt and Tommy Lee Jones already set to star, the sci-fi thriller Ad Astra is filling out its supporting cast, with Oscar-nominated actress Ruth Negga signing on to star. Unfortunately, no details have been given regarding her character yet, and it isn't clear how many more primary roles still need to be filled out for this sci-fi thriller. This film continues the successful partnership between Brad Pitt's production company Plan B and New Regency, who have teamed up on critically-acclaimed films such as The Big Short, Best Picture Winner 12 Years A Slave and director Ryan Coogler's upcoming feature Wrong Answer.

The Hollywood Reporter reveals that the story centers on one man's journey across the solar system to find his long-missing father, a "renegade scientist who poses a threat to all mankind." The first report on this project back in June revealed that Brad Pitt is playing Roy McBride,
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‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ Faces the Future and 4 More Things to Watch This Weekend, May 19-21

‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ Faces the Future and 4 More Things to Watch This Weekend, May 19-21
Welcome to PeekTV, your daily look at the best that television has to offer. In each installment, we make three picks for the best shows to watch and…toss in a little extra.

The Weekend of May 19-21 What Happened Last Night?!

(Why is this man sulking? Find out what happened with last night’s TV picks.)

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Season 3, Netflix

Synopsis: As Ben Travers put it in his season review: Through six episodes, Season 3 has shown far less reliance on the past and an invigorating interest in the future. It’s not that Kimmy’s time underground got stale so much as her rapid development into adulthood would inevitably require more time to be spent in the present. We’ve covered a lot of her arrested development, and now it’s time to see what kind of story an adult Kimmy has to tell. So far, it’s a damn good one.
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John Ridley on 'Guerrilla,' Black Activism, Resisting Trump

John Ridley on 'Guerrilla,' Black Activism, Resisting Trump
Through a combinationof crazy prolificacy and an accident of timing, John Ridley's name is behind somany hours of television this month that he could program an entire network forthe better part of a day. As it stands, three different Ridley projects willoverlap by the end of April, each a testament to his interest in social justiceand upheaval, from contemporary labor and immigration problems in NorthCarolina to racial upheaval and violence in the early 1970s England and early 1990sLos Angeles. Though Ridley has been working steadily on TV and film for twodecades,
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John Ridley to Write, Direct Time-Travel Film ‘Needle in a Timestack’

John Ridley to Write, Direct Time-Travel Film ‘Needle in a Timestack’
Miramax has tapped John Ridley to write and direct the time-travel film “A Needle in a Timestack.”

Based on a short story by Robert Silverberg, “Needle in a Timestack” centers on a devoted husband who will stop at nothing to save his marriage when it’s destroyed by a time-traveling rival.

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How John Ridley Juggles Three Prestigious Shows — Without Sacrificing Quality

Vince Gerardis (“Game of Thrones”) and Matt Kennedy will executive produce. Zanne Devine and David Thwaites will oversee the project for Miramax.

Ridley’s current projects include “Guerilla,” debuting on Showtime this Sunday; the ABC News documentary “Let It Fall” about the 1992 Los Angeles riots, also in theaters later this month; and the third season of ABC’s “American Crime,” on which he serves as showrunner and creator.

Ridley won the Academy Award for best adapted screenplay for “12 Years a Slave.” His other film credits include “Ben Hur,
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At Some Point We’re Going to Need a Feature Film About Jimi Hendrix

I’m not taking anything away from the movie Jimi: All is by My Side which came out in 2013 but come on. This was a very small picture at a budget of $5 million. Plus Andre 3000 Aka Andre Benjamin even went on record in saying that he regretted taking on the role. The Outkast member also shared regretting his decision to take on the burden of playing a musical icon. “Midway through shooting, ‘I was like man why did I take this job? Who plays Hendrix? He’s the coolest guy in the world. There were times when I was

At Some Point We’re Going to Need a Feature Film About Jimi Hendrix
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‘Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992’ Trailer: John Ridley’s New Documentary Explores the L.A. Riots

‘Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992’ Trailer: John Ridley’s New Documentary Explores the L.A. Riots
ABC has released a new trailer for its upcoming documentary “Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992.” The film is written and directed by John Ridley and will air on ABC April 28, following its theatrical release a week before, on Friday, April 21. The documentary marks ABC News’ first theatrical production and release.

Read More: One-Person Crew: The Pros and Cons of Making a Documentary By Yourself

The release of “Let It Fall” coincides with the 25th anniversary of the Los Angeles riots, which began in April 29, 1992 following the announcement of the “not guilty” verdict in the Rodney King case. The film takes viewers back 10 years before the riots to explore the events that led to the uprising, which left more than 60 people dead and over 2,000 injured.

The documentary features archival footage as well as exclusive interviews with eyewitnesses and people from different neighborhoods across Los Angeles who were directly involved in the events.
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Ruth Negga to Receive the Rising Star Award

The fantastic Ruth Negga from "Loving" is being honored (deservingly I might add), at the upcoming Palm Springs International Film Festival! I sat down with the actress for "Loving," take a look at my interview:

And here's why you have to see "Loving":

Here's the full press release from the Palm Springs International Film Festival:

Palm Springs, CA (November 16, 2016) . The 28th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (Psiff) will present Ruth Negga with the Rising Star Award at its annualRuth NeggaFilm Awards Gala for her performance in Loving. The Film Awards Gala, hosted by Mary Hart, will be held Monday, January 2 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. The Festival runs January 2-16.

.Ruth Negga.s performance as Mildred Loving is one of the year.s most luminous and striking portrayals,. said Festival Chairman Harold Matzner. .This timeless love story about an interracial couple reminds us of the unstoppable power
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‘Loving’ Star Ruth Negga Tapped for Palm Springs Film Festival Award

‘Loving’ Star Ruth Negga Tapped for Palm Springs Film Festival Award
The 28th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival has selected Ruth Negga for its Rising Star Award.

The award will be presented at the festival’s Film Awards Gala on Jan. 2 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. The festival runs Jan. 2-16.

Ruth Negga’s performance as Mildred Loving is one of the year’s most luminous and striking portrayals,” said Festival Chairman Harold Matzner. “This timeless love story about an interracial couple reminds us of the unstoppable power of love in the face of hate and prejudice – a story that could not be more resonant and powerful today. This will certainly be just one of many breathtaking performances in a long career.”

Past recipients of the Rising Star Award include Alicia Vikander, Jennifer Lawrence, Scarlett Johansson, Anna Kendrick, Dakota Fanning, and Terrence Howard.

Focus Features’ “Loving ” is written and directed by Jeff Nichols, and stars Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga
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Us Briefs: Ruth Negga to receive Palm Springs Rising Star Award

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The star of Loving, who is in contention for lead acting honours this season, will collect her honour at the 28th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival’s awards gala on January 2.

Negga plays Mildred Loving in Focus Features’ Loving (Negga is pictured with Loving co-star Joel Edgerton), about the real-life interracial couple that fought discrimination in 1950s America and took their case to the Supreme Court.

Prior recipients of the Rising Star Award include Alicia Vikander, Jennifer Lawrence, Scarlett Johansson, Anna Kendrick, Dakota Fanning, and Terrence Howard.

Negga’s credits include World War Z, Noble; Jimi: All Is by My Side, Warcraft and Iona.

Mr. Robot star Rami Malek and Michelle Williams will narrate spycraft texts from top secret documents in Laura Poitras and Henrik Moltke’s short film, Project X. The Field Of Vision production will open at New York’s IFC Center on November 18 and premiere online in the coming weeks.Sonar Entertainment
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‘The Windmill’ Exclusive Clip: A Group of Tourists Encounter a Mysterious Evil In The Dutch Countryside

‘The Windmill’ Exclusive Clip: A Group of Tourists Encounter a Mysterious Evil In The Dutch Countryside
XLrator Media, the distribution company behind John Ridley’s “Jimi: All is By My Side,” “The Machine,” and more, will soon release the new horror film “The Windmill,” starring Noah Taylor, best known for his performances in “Game of Thrones,” “Almost Famous,” and “The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou.” The film follows a group of unsuspecting tourists who discover a mysterious evil while traveling through the Dutch countryside. When their bus breaks down, they’re forced to seek shelter besides a windmill where supposedly a Satan-obsessed miller grinds peoples’ bones instead of grain. It co-stars Charlotte Beaumont (“Jupiter Ascending”), Patrick Baladi (“Rush”), Tanroh Ishida (“The Railway Man”) and Ben Batt (“Captain America: The First Avenger”). Watch an exclusive clip from the film below.

Read More: XLrator Media Picks Up North American Rights to Basketball Documentary ‘At All Costs

“It’s been a dream come true to shoot my feature film
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The Windmill Acquired by XLrator Media for North American Distribution

XLrator Media announced that it has acquired North American distribution rights to The Windmill, an homage to ’80s horror movies. Directed by Nick Jongerius, The Windmill is set to have its world premiere at FrightFest this August and will be released by XLrator Media in October.

Press Release: Los Angeles (July 28, 2016) – XLrator Media has acquired North American distribution rights to the suspense thriller The Windmill and will release the film this October on its acclaimed “MacAbre” genre label. The film has its world premiere at FrightFest next month.

The Windmill marks the directorial debut of Nick Jongerius (producer of Frankenstein’s Army and Dead End), based on his original idea with screenplay by Suzy Quid and Chris W. Mitchell. The film stars Noah Taylor (“Game of Thrones,” “Peaky Blinders”), Charlotte Beaumont, Patrick Baladi, Tanroh Ishida and Ben Batt. It was produced by Daniel Koefoed (Frankenstein’s Army), Nick Jongerius, Guirec Van Slingelandt
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Horror Highlights: Intruder, Double Take’s Notld: Revival, Remembering Ghostbusters, American Murder Song, Ghosthunters, XLrator Media

With distribution by IFC Midnight, Travis Zariwny’s Intruder will have a theatrical rollout in New York and a nationwide release on VOD on June 24th. Also: Double Take’s free access to one of their #3 issues for 24 hours only, details on the upcoming appearance of the Cleanin’ Up the Town: Remembering Ghostbusters documentarians at Wizard World Philadelphia, the new video for American Murder Song, the trailer and release information for Ghosthunters, starring Stephen Manley, and details on the new action-thriller slate from XLrator Media and IndustryWorks Studios.

Intruder Release Details: “A young woman’s quiet night in becomes a free-fall into fear in this disturbing home invasion thriller. After she lands her dream job, a young cellist (Louise Linton) settles in for a relaxing few days holed up in her apartment but as a violent storm rages outside, she can’t shake the feeling that someone is watching her every move.
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Idris Elba and John Ridley Team for Six-Part Miniseries ‘Guerrilla’

Idris Elba and John Ridley Team for Six-Part Miniseries ‘Guerrilla’
Screenwriter John Ridley, rightfully so, has been rather busy since winning an Academy Award for 12 Years a Slave. The director of Jimi: All Is by My Side is currently producing American Crime on ABC, working on a Marvel television series, and is set to direct a film about the L.A. riots. On top of all that, he’s also credited on this […]

The post Idris Elba and John Ridley Team for Six-Part Miniseries ‘Guerrilla’ appeared first on /Film.
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Imogen Poots Starring in Drama ‘Mobile Homes’ (Exclusive)

Imogen Poots Starring in Drama ‘Mobile Homes’ (Exclusive)
Imogen Poots is starring in the Canadian-French drama “Mobile Homes,” Variety has learned exclusively.

Producers are Mike MacMillan, founder of Lithium Studios Productions; Fréderic de Goldschmidt, owner of Madeleine Films; and Eric Dupont, founder of Incognito Films. “Mobile Homes” is currently being filmed in and around the Niagara Falls area.

The movie is adapted from the short film with the same title. “Mobile Homes” is written and directed by Vladimir de Fontenay (“Memoria”). Benoit Soler, whose credits include 2013 Cannes Caméra d’Or winner “Ilo Ilo,” is the director of photography.

The story follows a young woman drifting from one motel to the next with her dangerously intoxicating boyfriend and her 8-year-old son. After a crisis rips their lives apart, she lands in a mobile home community, where the promise of a new beginning for her son forces her to reexamine the very meaning of motherhood.

Mobile Homes” was developed by
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Sun Choke Acquired by XLrator Media

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XLrator Media announced that they've acquired North American distribution rights to Sun Choke, with plans to release the Barbara Crampton-starring film sometime this summer:

Press Release: Los Angeles (January 19, 2016) – XLrator Media has acquired North American distribution rights to the thriller Sun Choke and will release the film this Summer on its acclaimed “MacAbre” genre label. The film has played over a dozen festivals including FrightFest and the Stanley Film Festival.

Written and directed by Ben Cresciman (Negative Space), Sun Choke stars iconic horror film actress Barbara Crampton (You’re Next, Re-Animator, Lords of Salem), Sarah Hagan (“Freaks and Geeks,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”) and Sara Malakul Lane (17 & Life: Jailbait, the upcoming Kickboxer: Vengeance) along with Evan Jones, Joe Nieves and Jim Boeven. The film features a haunting score by noted musician/producer Boom Bip (aka Bryan Hollon).

Sun Choke is a deeply unsettling psychological thriller in the vein of
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The Curse Of Sleeping Beauty – Coming Soon from XLrator Media

The Curse Of Sleeping Beauty – Coming Soon from XLrator Media

XLrator Media (Jimi: All Is By My Side, The Machine) has acquired U.S. distribution rights to the fantasy thriller The Curse Of Sleeping Beauty from Bleiberg Entertainment for release in 2016. The two companies will develop and co-produce an episodic series based on the film and acclaimed artist Everette Hartsoe (“Razor”) has created a graphic ...

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XLrator Media acquires U.S. distribution rights to Pearry Teo's fantasy thriller 'The Curse of Sleeping Beauty'

By Seth Metoyer

MoreHorror.com

I've been stoked about Pearry Teo's The Curse of Sleeping Beauty since I first heard about it.

Now, XLrator Media has acquired U.S. distribution rights for the film from from Bleiberg Entertainment.

The movie is set for release in 2016 and the companies will also partner on episodic series based on the film. Read all the official details below.

From The Press Release

XLrator Media (Jimi: All Is By My Side, The Machine) has acquired U.S. distribution rights to the fantasy thriller The Curse Of Sleeping Beauty from Bleiberg Entertainment for release in 2016. The two companies will develop and co-produce an episodic series based on the film and acclaimed artist Everette Hartsoe ("Razor") has created a graphic novel to tie in with the release of the film.

Bleiberg Entertainment and Red Granite International subsidiary Blue Box International are representing the international sales rights at the American Film Market.
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