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Kodi Smit-McPhee discusses being cast as Nightcrawler in X-Men: Apocalypse

1 hour ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

He’s only 18 years old but he’s already established himself as one of the finest young actors working in Hollywood today having impressed in The Road, Let Me In, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and more recently Slow West, ironically alongside his fellow mutant Michael Fassbender.

In February director Bryan Singer revealed via his Instagram account that Smit-McPhee was cast in X-Men: Apocalypse as a young Kurt Wagner, aka Nightcrawler, who was previously played by Scottish actor Alan Cumming in X-Men 2. In a recent interview with SuperHeroHype, Kodi Smit-McPhee revealed his thoughts on the audition process and the pressure to please comic-book purists.

When asked about the daunting task of taking over from Alan Cumming and playing a younger version, Smit-McPhee replied, “Because it is the Marvel Universe and X-Men and there are a lot of people expecting a lot of things, I did a huge amount »

- Gavin Logan

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Tff 2015: Slow West Review

6 hours ago | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: John McCann

Cast: Michael Fassbender, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Ben Mendelsohn, Rory McCann, Caren Pistorius

Certificate: 15

Run Time: 84 minutes

Synopsis: A young Scottish aristocrat bewitched by love heads on a journey across the American Frontier to find her accompanied by a mysterious and inscrutable frontiersman and pursued by a band of iniquitous opportunists

In his feature debut, musician and filmmaker John McCann has created a perspective of the American frontier that is as refreshingly entertaining as the violent degenerates who inhabit this new, vibrant and majestic landscape. With blurring convention subversions and inversions, a slow but fast tempo, and unexpected flashes of absurdity and violence, it’s a fantastical world meticulously designed to surprise you when you least expect whilst simultaneously reminding you of its unforgiving desolation and desperation.

Even if you’re not a fan of Westerns, you’ll be a fan of this one.

Scottish aristocrat Jay Cavendish (Kodi Smit-McPhee »

- Sacha Hall

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Watch The Stylish New Trailer For Slow West

13 hours ago | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

We may be witnessing a renaissance for the old fashioned western, with The Salvation proving there's still life in the genre yet. The upcoming Slow West should keep the fire burning, with the first trailer showing a lot of promise. Now, a new trailer has arrived that really hammers home why this dark comedy should be on your radar. It really feels like a different, more modern approach to the genre, while still retaining that spark that makes the western so beloved. Released: 15th May (U.S.)/ 26th June (Irl/U.K.) Synopsis: A bounty hunter (Michael Fassbender) keeps his true motive a secret from the naive Scottish teenager (Kodi Smit-McPhee) he’s offered to serve as bodyguard and guide while the youth searches for his beloved in 1800s Colorado. »

- noreply@blogger.com (Tom White)

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New Slow West Trailer Features a Wryly Comic Michael Fassbender

16 April 2015 1:24 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

I actually wasn't aware of Slow West until today despite the fact that we covered an earlier trailer in addition to Matt filing a positive review out of Sundance. But I'm all in for it now. I love westerns and this one seems to have such an arch, dry and comically violent tone that I likely will not be able to resist it. The film stars Michael Fassbender as an outlaw seemingly so badass he waxes like Cormac McCarthy on the regular. He's helping Kodi Smit-McPhee find his long lost love and you've also got Ben Mendelsohn being very Mendelsohnian. Slow West was written and directed by John MacLean who appears to have emerged wholly formed as a filmmaker 20 years after getting his start as a member of The Beta Band (no joke). Check out the new Slow West trailer below. The film also stars Caren Pistorious and Rory McCann. »

- Evan Dickson

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Nashville Film Festival Embraces Movies and Music

16 April 2015 10:10 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Music City may soon be known as Movie City if the board of the Nashville Film Festival has its way.

While country music remains Nashville’s signature brand, the fest is determined to transform celluloid perceptions in order to compete with similarly evolving fests like Tribeca, Woodstock and SXSW.

“We want to become one of the big players,” says executive director Ted Crockett. “We want to become known as a place where deals are made.”

It’s an ambitious mission statement, given the ability of market/fest heavy-hitters like Cannes, Sundance and Toronto to command first dibs on world premieres, and act as that one-stop shop for film buyers and cineastes alike.

The largely indie lineup for Nashville fest (April 16-25), on the other hand, is dominated by Tennessee or Southeast U.S. bows and comprises 286 films, including 181 shorts and 32 documentaries.

Not surprisingly, the biggest programming coups involve world bows »

- David Weiner

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Watch: New International Trailer And Clip From 'Slow West' With Michael Fassbender & Ben Mendelsohn

16 April 2015 8:36 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

We know that today is Batman/Cannes/Star Wars day, but there's something else you should know: the western "Slow West" is hitting DirecTV, and it's one you should be checking out. And just in time, a new international trailer has surfaced showing off a bit more from the movie, whose cast alone should have you ordering this up. Read More: Sundance Review: 'Slow West' Starring Michael Fassbender, Kodi Smit-McPhee & Ben Mendelsohn Starring Michael Fassbender, Ben Mendelsohn, and Kodi Smit-McPhee, the story is simple: a mysterious drifter helps a teenage kid reunite with his true love in the treacherous American frontier. But of course, it won't be an easy gallop in the "dark, but spirited fable" that has a few twists along the way. In addition to hitting DirecTV, "Slow West" screens at the Tribeca Film Festival next and hits theaters and VOD  on May 15th. Watch the trailer below, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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The 11 Best Modern Westerns

16 April 2015 7:53 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Indiewire has partnered with Directv to present the television premiere of "Slow West," which is available exclusively on Directv and in theaters 5/15. Read More: Sundance Review: ‘Slow West’ Starring Michael Fassbender, Kodi Smit-McPhee & Ben Mendelsohn "Unforgiven" (1992)Perhaps the epitome of the modern Western, Clint Eastwood's Oscar-winning epic "Unforgiven" is a melancholic meditation on the West, exploring its myths and its history through a dark and violent lens. The film is set in 1881, with Eastwood starring as William Munny, a retired outlaw who returns to the trade after years of settling down as a farmer. Celebrated for its moral ambiguity and noir atmosphere, the film simultaneously debunks and pays tribute to one of cinema's most established genres by expertly juxtaposing violence and heroism, as well as courage and revenge. Principally noted for its anti-violence expression, "Unforgiven" went on to become the »

- David Canfield

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The Wizard of Odds: John Maclean’s Slow West

16 April 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | Filmmaker Magazine - Blog | See recent Filmmaker Magazine news »

A trio of black musicians performs a Congolese song in a desolate area inhabited by relentless bounty hunters, surviving Native Americans, and individuals — enterprising or on-the-lam — seeking reinvention in the anonymous open frontier. A finely-choreographed triangular shootout puts both a general store and a starving family of German immigrants out of commission. Set in Colorado in 1870, five years after Lee’s surrender at Appomattox ended the Civil War, Slow West is positively — in every sense of the word — disconcerting. Which is precisely Scottish filmmaker John Maclean’s ballsy aim. Wildly but meticulously blurring the boundaries between genres, […] »

- Howard Feinstein

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Riviera Maya Film Festival unveils slate

13 April 2015 3:47 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The fourth edition of the festival, set to run in Mexico from April 23-29, will feature three world premieres of Mexican productions and 53 international premieres.

The competitive sections of the festival are Mexican Platform with two 300,000 Mexican pesos (around $19,700) juried Kukulkan Awards and a 100,000 Mexican pesos (around $6,565) Kukulkan Youth Jury Award.

The schedule includes the RivieraLAB/Co-production Forum where two selected projects will receive a financial incentive of 200,000 Mexican pesos ($13,130) each.

The RivieraLAB/Work in Progress selects two projects to receive a financial incentive of 100,000 Mexican pesos each. In total, the Festival grants 1,300,000 Mexican pesos ($85,351).

Gala screenings are Joe Dante’s Burying The Ex (Us), Manolo Caro’s Elvira, Te Daría Mi Vida Pero La Estoy Usando (Mexico) and Asia Argento’s Incompresa (Italy-France).

Mexican Platform entries of 14 local films from 71 submissions include world premieres of Roberto Olivares Ruiz’s El Señor De Las 3 Caídas and Raúl Rico’s Noche De Resurrecciones, as well as »

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BAFTA champions John Maclean in Brits event

13 April 2015 3:42 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Slow West director will take part in the British Academy Of Film And Television Arts Brits To Watch: The Screenings series.

The showcase of events, hosted by BAFTA in New York and Los Angeles, introduce rising British talents to the Us film industry and is produced in partnership with British Council with the support of IMDb and the Academy Circle.

Maclean will attend a dinner in New York on April 21 for the Tribeca Film Festival screening of Slow West, which stars Michael Fassbender, Kodi Smit-McPhee and Ben Mendelsohn and won the world cinema dramatic grand jury prize at Sundance.

The director, who shared the BAFTA short film prize in 2012 for Pitch Black Heist that starred Fassbender, will fly to Los Angeles for an April 23 screening  

A24 will release Slow West in the Us later this year.

The Brits To Watch series launched in 2013 and has featured Clio Barnard, Richard Laxton, Amma Asante, [link »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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BAFTA champions John McLean in Brits event

13 April 2015 3:42 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Slow West director will take part in the British Academy Of Film And Television Arts Brits To Watch: The Screenings series.

The showcase of events, hosted by BAFTA in New York and Los Angeles, introduce rising British talents to the Us film industry and is produced in partnership with British Council with the support of IMDb and the Academy Circle.

McLean will attend a dinner in New York on April 21 for the Tribeca Film Festival screening of Slow West, which stars Michael Fassbender, Kodi Smit-McPhee and Ben Mendelsohn and won the world cinema dramatic grand jury prize at Sundance.

The director, who shared the BAFTA short film prize in 2012 for Pitch Black Heist that starred Fassbender, will fly to Los Angeles for an April 23 screening  

A24 will release Slow West in the Us later this year.

The Brits To Watch series launched in 2013 and has featured Clio Barnard, Richard Laxton, Amma Asante, [link »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Tribeca Trailer: Matthew Broderick & Alice Eve Have A 'Dirty Weekend' In Neil Labute's Latest

13 April 2015 1:58 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Neil Labute is working at quite the rate these days. His DirecTV series "Billy & Billie" just hit screens last month, and he's got his next feature ready to roll with "Dirty Weekend." With a Tribeca Film Festival premiere on deck, the first trailer has arrived. Matthew Broderick and Alice Eve lead the movie about two colleagues, Les and Natalie, whose delay at an Albuquerque airport turns into — you guessed it — a dirty weekend. Secrets are spilled, the ragtag pair become unlikely buds, and while it looks like your average indie comedy, with Labute's involvement, we're sure there are some interesting twists along the way. Read More: 2015 Tribeca Film Festival Adds 'Mojave,' 'Slow West,' 'Dirty Weekend,' & More Tribeca kicks off on Thursday. Check out the trailer below. [Deadline] »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Podcast: Reviewing 'Furious 7' and 'Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief'

7 April 2015 10:15 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

We got your Tuesday podcast fix right here as Laremy and I review Furious 7 and Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief until our eyes bug out of our heads. We also try and cast two new roles for Fast and Furious 8, talk about cutting the cord and getting rid of cable, new DVDs and Blu-rays and much more. Hope you enjoy. If you are on Twitter, we have a Twitter account dedicated to the podcast at @bnlpod. Give us a follow won'tchac I want to remind you that you can call in and leave us your comments, thoughts, questions, etc. directly on our Google Voice account, which you can call and leave a message for us at (925) 526-5763, which may be even easier to remember at (925) 5-bnl-pod. Just call, leave us a voice mail and we'll add those to the show and respond directly. An alternative to that option, »

- Brad Brevet

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Goes Full-Blown Dramatic in Exclusive 'Maggie' Poster

6 April 2015 1:50 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Arnold Schwarzenegger Fights to Save Zombie Daughter in 'Maggie' Trailer Arnold Schwarzenegger is taking a break from the action-hero role... sort of. He'll still do whatever it takes to get the job done, only this time, the job is a little different. Set to debut at the Tribeca Film Festival later this month, "Maggie" takes place in the midst of a zombie virus epidemic. Schwarzenegger stars as the loving father to a young girl, played by Abigail Breslin, who ends up becoming infected by the deadly virus. For Schwarzenegger, "Maggie" marks a notable departure from his trademark brand of the adrenaline-fueled action hero. Ironically enough, here, he is a bit more human in a world being populated by the not-so-human.  Following its Tribeca premiere, Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions will release "Maggie" in theaters May 8. Check out the exclusive poster above. Read More: 2015 Tribeca Film Festival Adds ‘Mojave, »

- Travis Clark

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Podcast: Laremy is Back, Hiatus is Over and We're Catching Up

3 April 2015 11:18 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

We are back and I guess this episode is more about collecting ourselves than anything else. Laremy only got back in town late last night so since he didn't watch any new movies we are holding our Furious 7 review until Tuesday's episode so we can both review it. As for this episode is concerned, I did work in some chatter about Mad Max and Ex Machina, and we answer some listener questions, play some games, but more than anything just catch up as it was also the first time I spoke with Laremy since he got back. Hope you enjoy what is sort of an "all over the place" episode, but we do our best to keep it under control. If you are on Twitter, we have a Twitter account dedicated to the podcast at @bnlpod. Give us a follow won'tchac I want to remind you that you can »

- Brad Brevet

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34 of Michael Fassbender's Hottest Onscreen Pictures

2 April 2015 5:30 AM, PDT | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Michael Fassbender turns 38 this week, so what better time to revisit some of the good-looking actor's most memorable roles? His breakout part in Inglourious Basterds made him one of the most in-demand actors in Hollywood, but Fassbender has been crush-worthy for quite some time. Take a look back at some of his hottest onscreen pictures, leading all the way up to this year's upcoming western, Slow West. »

- Becky-Kirsch

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2015 Sydney Film Festival Announces First Titles

1 April 2015 11:00 AM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

The Sydney Film Festival announced earlier today the first 27 new titles from its 200+ film program, plus an Ingmar Bergman retrospective curated by Australia's top film critic and former Sff Director David Stratton. Other announcements include Dendy Newtown as a new screening venue and an enhanced family film program.  Leading the titles announced today in the Festival's sneak peek are the Australian-Irish thriller Strangerland, starring Nicole Kidman, Joseph Fiennes and Hugo Weaving; Winner of the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize at Sundance, Slow West, a new twist on the classic western starring Michael Fassbender, with Australians Kodi Smit-McPhee and Ben Mendelsohn; Mr Holmes starring Sir Ian McKellen as a 93-year-old Sherlock Holmes obsessing over his last unsolved case; and the surreal pitch-black comedy A...

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Gillian Flynn boards New Regency heist thriller

27 March 2015 9:54 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Gone Girl author and screenwriter is reuniting with New Regency to co-write the adaptation of UK show Widows with Steve McQueen.

McQueen, who collaborated with New Regency on best picture Oscar winner 12 Years A Slave, will direct and produces alongside his Shame and upcoming Codes Of Conduct collaborators Iain Canning and Emile Sherman of See-Saw Films.

New Regency is understood to be in talks with Film4 to co-finance the project and license UK free TV rights.

The feature is based on Lynda La Plante’s UK miniseries Widows, in which the wives of four armed robbers killed during a heist resolve to complete the job themselves.

Flynn is currently developing the HBO series and UK TV adaptation Utopia with her Gone Girl director David Fincher.

New Regency’s slate includes True Story starring Jonah Hill and James Franco set to open on April 17 through Fox Searchlight, Cameron Crowe’s Aloha that arrives on May 29 through [link=co »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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XLrator Media leaps into 'Time Lapse'

26 March 2015 12:36 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The distributor has acquired North American rights to the time travel thriller starring Danielle Panabaker and plans a day-and-date release via its Macabre genre label.

Matt O’Leary and George Finn also star in Bradley King’s feature directorial debut about three friends who discover a machine that can take pictures 24 hours into the future.

Time Lapse will open theatrically and on VOD on May 15.

King co-wrote the script with Bp Cooper, who also produced alongside Rick Montgomery. Whiplash Oscar winner Tom Cross was the editor.

The film premiered at Seattle 2014 and has screened in more than 65 festivals worldwide.

XLrator Media’s Barry Gordon and Lea Flome brokered the deal with Paradigm Agency’s Ben Weiss and Meghan Oliver on behalf of the film-makers.

Sundance selection Slow West starring Michael Fassbender and Kodi Smit-McPhee will launch on Directv on April 16 and arrive in theatres and on VOD on May 15.Thunder Road and Film House Germany have optioned »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Ben Mendelsohn Circling 'Star Wars' Spinoff 'Rogue One'

25 March 2015 9:08 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

When it was announced, the only thing we really knew about the cast and crew of the first of several forthcoming Star Wars spinoffs was that Gareth Edwards (Godzilla) would be in the director's chair. But in the last couple months, the film -- which recently received a title, Rogue One -- has founds its female lead in Felicity Jones, a composer in Alexandre Desplat, and now it appears the spinoff has found its male lead in Ben Mendelsohn. Mendelsohn's filmography is filled mostly with supporting credits, including a solid trio of films over the last few years in The Dark Knight Rises, Killing Them Softly, and The Place Beyond the Pines. The latter of those three includes solid acting all-round, including Mendelsohn, and I'm interested to see what he brings to a starring role in a Star Wars film considering I don't know his work with a ton of familiarity. »

- Jordan Benesh

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