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Author: Thomas Alexander
It is now one of the hottest, most eagerly anticipated, fixtures on calendars and the recent 2017 Glasgow Film Festival (Gff) programme launch proves there is plenty to look forward to.
The thirteenth annual film festival kicks off on February 15th and will see Ben Wheatley once again feature in the programme. This year Wheatley returns with Free Fire, a 1970s based shootout flick starring Brie Larson and Armie Hammer, and will host a special Q&A (as already reported).
As always with Gff, there will be a variety on offer from world cinema and beyond including Paul Verhoeven’s Golden Globe winner, Elle, and Shin Godzilla (Shin Gojira) directed by Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi.
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- Thomas Alexander
The latest films from Terrence Malick, Werner Herzog, Paul Verhoeven, Ben Wheatley, Francois Ozon and Olivier Assayas headline next month’s Glasgow Film Festival, an event whose profile has grown in recent years.
The program boasts 310 events and screenings of more than 180 films from 38 countries, including nine world or international premieres, three European premieres and 65 U.K. premieres.
As previously announced, the festival in Scotland will open with the European premiere of John Butler’s Irish coming-of-age drama “Handsome Devil,” which debuted at the Toronto Intl. Film Festival last September. It will close with the world premiere of locally produced biopic “Mad to Be Normal,” directed by Robert Mullan and starring David Tennant (“Doctor Who”) as renowned Scottish psychiatrist R.D. Laing. The film also features Elisabeth Moss, Gabriel Byrne and Michael Gambon.
- Robert Mitchell
Author: Zehra Phelan
Wheatley, whose films such as Sightseers and High-Rise have won critical acclaim will join the tour, appearing for special Q&A’s with appearances from the cast at select screenings – but of course, that all remains hush-hush right now. Be prepared as any member of the tremendous cast, including Sharlto Copley (Hardcore Henry), Armie Hammer (Nocturnal Animals), the new Captain Marvel, Brie Larson, Cillian Murphy (Peaky Blinders, Anthropoid), Jack Reynor (Sing Street), Babou Ceesay (Eye in the Sky), Enzo Cilenti (Game of Thrones, Guardians of the Galaxy), Sam Riley (Maleficent), Michael Smiley (The Lobster) and Noah Taylor (Submarine).
Why not have a read through the cities below to see if you can spot your hometown, »
- Zehra Phelan
We reviewed Ben Wheatley‘s Free Fire very positively back in Toronto in September of last year, and the good news is that the film is gearing up for a nationwide roll-out this March. Prior to that though, the director is taking to the road to bring the film and a Q+A session to various UK cities, kicking off next week down in Cornwall.
Select screening dates will also include special guests from the cast and crew. Take a look at this…
Free Fire is a unique and heart-pounding tale of a brokered gun deal that takes an unexpected turn.
Justine (Brie Larson) has brokered a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two Irishmen (Cillian Murphy, Michael Smiley) and a gang led by Vernon (Sharlto Copley) and Ord (Armie Hammer) who are selling them a stash of guns. But when shots are fired in the handover, a heart stopping game of survival ensues. »
- Paul Heath
The Glasgow Film Festival has announced the full line-up for the 13th edition of the festival, which runs between March 15th and March 19th.
This year’s programme includes 9 world and international premieres, 65 UK premieres and 67 Scottish premieres, including the likes of John Butler’s Irish coming-of-age charmer Handsome Devil and Mad To Be Normal starring David Tennant as infamous Scottish psychiatrist R.D. Laing.
UK Premieres include Raoul Peck’s I Am Not Your Negro, Terrence Malick’s Voyage of Time: Life’s Journey, Cate Shortland’s Berlin Syndro, while the festival also features the first Scottish screenings for films such as Paul Verhoeven’s Golden Globe-winning Elle, Ben Wheatley’s Free Fire; Lone Scherfig’s Their Finest, Olivier Assayas’s Personal Shopper, and Hope Dickson Leach’s The Levelling.
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“I am thrilled that the 2017 festival is bringing so many UK premieres to Glasgow audiences, »
- Gary Collinson
The complete programme for the 2017 Glasgow Film Festival, which kicks off on 15th February has been released. The festival, which runs through until February 26th, will feature over 310 separate events and screenings of films from 38 countries.
Paul Verhoeven’s Golden Globe-winning Elle, Ben Wheatley’s Free Fire; Lone Scherfig’s Their Finest; Olivier Assayas’s Personal Shopper, and Hope Dickson Leach’s The Levelling will also play at the festival.
As we announced previously, John Butler’s Irish coming-of-age charmer Handsome Devil will open the festival on the evening of the 15th February, while Mad To Be Normal, starring David Tennant as infamous Scottish psychiatrist R.D. Laing, will close the festival on the 26th.
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- Paul Heath
Dublin international Film Festival announced its full lineup today with the Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke starring folk artist biopic Maudie set to open proceedings on February 16. Along with a sizable selection of International films and guests, there'll be plenty of Irish talent on show. Cillian Murthy and Jack Reynor will be present, along with director Ben Wheatley, for a screening of Free Fire, while Aiden Gillen will arrive with the World Premiere of Jamie Thraves' Pickups. With the Irish film industry in fine health at the moment, there's plenty of locally produced films for Dubliners to discover. See below for the full announcement on the festival's many films, events, and guest appearances. All verbiage courtesy of the festival. Galas and World Premieres...
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While director James Gunn finishes his massive Marvel sequel Guardians of the Galaxy 2 for release on May 5, kicking off the summer movie season, he also has a much smaller movie he wrote called The Belko Experiment hitting theaters this spring. Following the red band trailer that was released in December, Orion Pictures and Blumhouse Tilt have released a second trailer suitable for all ages. But the latest footage still shows how gruesome this not-so-average day at the office is for the employees of Belko Industries. The Belko Experiment hits theaters on March 17, putting it up against what could be another Disney blockbuster in the making.
Blumhouse Tilt will put The Belko Experiment up against Disney's Beauty and the Beast, which is shaping up to be one of the biggest movies this spring, perhaps even for the entire year. Beauty and the Beast has shattered trailer view records every time new footage is released, »
The full programme for the 2017 Glasgow Film Festival (Feb 15-26) has been revealed.
The festival will host 65 UK premieres, 67 Scottish premieres and nine world and international premieres.
Other highlights include UK Premieres of Raoul Peck’s I Am Not Your Negro, Terrence Malick’s Voyage of Time: Life’s Journey [pictured], Cate Shortland’s Berlin Syndrome and Aki Kaurismäki’s The Other Side of Hope.
Armie Hammer‘s Social Network just grew by one!
The actor and his wife, Chief Correspondent of the Human Rights Foundation Elizabeth Chambers Hammer, welcomed their second child on Sunday, Jan. 15, in Los Angeles, his rep confirms to People exclusively.
“Both Mom and baby are doing great,” the rep tells People.
The baby boy joins the couple’s daughter Harper, 2.
“Armie and Elizabeth are overjoyed with their growing family and daughter Harper is already embracing the role of big sister,” adds a source close to the couple.
On Wednesday, Chambers took to Instagram to share a family photo from the hospital. »
- Jen Juneau
Earlier this week, Disney released a new video featuring Emma Watson singing the song "Belle" from Disney's highly-anticipated live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast, which is slated to hit theaters on March 17. Today we have two new posters featuring Emma Watson as Belle and Dan Stevens as Beast, along with another video where Emma Watson talks about how she has loved Beauty and the Beast since she was four years old. The actress reveals that she fell in love with Belle, because she was "this feisty young woman who spoke her mind," adding that she wants to do this iconic character justice on the big screen this spring.
Disney also announced yesterday that multi-platinum recording artists Ariana Grande and John Legend will perform a new version of the Oscar and Grammy-winning duet "Beauty and the Beast" as the title track for Disney's upcoming soundtrack to the live-action film adaptation, »
Sophie Green has joined leading international film sales and finance company WestEnd Films as head of acquisitions and development.
“Sophie’s wide-ranging knowledge and relationships will be a strong asset for WestEnd,” managing director Eve Schoukroun said. “We are delighted to have her join the team where she’ll not only consolidate WestEnd’s slate but also develop our recently launched female audience brand, WeLove.”
Green started her film career with producer Michael Kuhn, following a start in television with companies Tiger Aspect and Company Pictures. In 2009, she joined the film/TV department of literary agency David Higham Associates to work alongside agent Nicky Lund. She then moved to Studiocanal joining the legal and business affairs team with a particular focus on acquisitions.
- Leo Barraclough
Former Studiocanal and See Pictures exec Sophie Green has joined the UK sales outfit.
London-based sales and finance outfit WestEnd Films has appointed Sophie Green as head of acquisitions and development.
Green’s previous experience includes stints at Studiocanal in the legal and business affairs team, and recently in Australia with Jamie Hilton’s production outfit See Pictures, where she worked as acquisitions and business development manager.
In her new role, she will work across WestEnd’s current slate and will also develop the company’s recently launched female audience brand WeLove, which is developing female-specific content including projects from Agnieszka Holland and Alexis Zegerman.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom Grater)
A24, the studio which brought us indie favorites like “The Lobster,” “Room” and “20th Century Women,” has released a teaser trailer for an upcoming mysterious “Untitled” sci-fi film. The movie’s title is unknown and the video’s description on YouTube only says “in our near future.”
Featuring unrecognizable actors, the one-minute clip begins with the words “Beyond Reality, Realize Feeling, Feel Bare,” and more. Each scene is different and features a teenager, a couple and futuristic technology, among other things.
Nothing is known about the project and it doesn’t appear on the studio’s website either. Though, The Playlist noted that when the trailer was first uploaded it had the title “Tor Tsr Witness.” We’re not sure if it’s a film, a short or even a television series, but check out the teaser for yourself below.
- Liz Calvario
Fans who tuned into the Golden Globes tonight were also treated to a new TV spot for Disney's Beauty and the Beast, which features some brand new footage. Part of this new footage includes Emma Watson singing the song "Belle" from this highly-anticipated film. We also get a new look at Dan Stevens as the Beast from Beauty and the Beast, which is shaping up to be one of this spring's biggest blockbusters. In addition to the TV spot, we also have a new poster, which you can check out below the TV spot.
Disney has previously released two trailers for Beauty and the Beast, both of which set trailer view records. The first teaser trailer was viewed 91.8 million times in the first 24 hours, breaking the record set by Star Wars: The Force Awakens back in November 2014. The full trailer released in November was watched a whopping 127.6 million times in the first 24 hours, »
Adult film actress Sunny Leone, a.k.a Karenjit Kaur Vohra, has more than 100 million fans, over 20 million followers on social media, and is India’s most Googled celebrity. But the new documentary “Mostly Sunny” chronicles Leone’s journey from a Canadian-born, American bred adult film actress into one of Bollywood’s biggest stars. The film exposes the conflict between traditional cultural values held by immigrant parents and the lifestyle choices made by their children within the influence of Western society. Determined to succeed as a mainstream actress, Sunny is unapologetic as she challenges the modern notions of independence, celebrity and feminism while forcing India to confront its paradoxical relationship with sex. Watch an exclusive clip from the film below.
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- Vikram Murthi
Last month, fans got their first real look at The Belko Experiment, the terrifying new workplace thriller which comes from writer James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy) and director Greg McLean (Wolf Creek), with a new red band trailer. While we wait for the next batch of footage to come through, Blumhouse Tilt has dropped the first poster, which teases some of the mayhem that's in store for the fans. The one-sheet even includes a critic's quote, which claims this movie is, "Office Space meets Battle Royale."
The poster was unveiled on Twitter earlier today, showing an unspecified office employee using a bulky tape dispenser to bludgeon one of his co-workers to death. This is not the story of one crazed employee going on an office-wide rampage, but something far more sinister entirely. On what appears to be a normal day at Belko Industries, Belko employees are horrified when they »
Coming to cinemas this summer is the third film in the hit Cars franchise, courtesy of the folks at the legendary Pixar animation studio. Ahead of the release off Cars 3, the studio and Walt Disney Pictures have released some new character profiles, which you can check out below.
Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young race technician, Cruz Ramirez (voice of Cristela Alonzo), with her own plan to win, plus inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet and a few unexpected turns. Proving that #95 isn’t through yet will test the heart of a champion on Piston Cup Racing’s biggest stage!
Click on the character images to enlarge.
Lightning McQueen is world champion—a modern-day »
- Paul Heath
All caught up with our top 50 films of 2016? It’s now time to look to the new year, and, ahead of our 100 most-anticipated films, we’re highlighting 50 titles we’ve enjoyed on the festival circuit this last year (and beyond) that will likely see a release in 2016. While the first batch have confirmed dates all the way through the summer, we’ve also included a handful that are awaiting a date and some we’re hopeful will get a release by year’s end pending acquisition. U.S. distributors: take note!
Staying Vertical (Alain Guiraudie; Jan. 20)
Those only familiar with Alain Guiraudie’s sublime Stranger By the Lake, which finally brought the gifted French director to a (relatively) wider audience following a laureled Un Certain Regard premiere in 2013, will likely find themselves confounded by its follow-up, Staying Vertical. With his first entry in Cannes’ main competition, Guiraudie returns to the »
- The Film Stage
Welcome to 2017 folks! First of all, a belated Happy New Year to you all. Hopefully you had a fun and safe sendoff to 2016. A whole new year is upon us now, and as such, there’s a ton of new films to anticipate. Today will be a day to look forward. Indeed, there’s a whole slate of titles emerging in the weeks and months to come. Even just in the coming days, we’ll see 2017 releases begin to overtake 2016 expansions. There will be some rough times as studios dump their lesser projects, but look to the independent flicks for saving graces until the bigger films begin to come out, many of which are on the list I present to you today! Below you will see a heaping dose of 2017 releases that are well worth keeping an eye out for. Things go from a new release this week (Between Us, »
- Joey Magidson
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