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Javier Bardem Supports Woody Allen and Says He’s ‘Absolutely Not’ Ashamed They Worked Together

Javier Bardem Supports Woody Allen and Says He’s ‘Absolutely Not’ Ashamed They Worked Together
Javier Bardem is standing by Woody Allen amid industry backlash against the writer-director over a sexual abuse accusation made by his adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow. Bardem spoke with French publication Paris Match and said he is “absolutely not” ashamed to have worked with Allen on the 2008 comedy-drama “Vicky Cristina Barcelona.”

“If there was evidence that Woody Allen was guilty, then yes, I would have stopped working with him, but I have doubts,” Bardem said about the allegation and Hollywood’s critical reaction to Allen over the last several months.

Farrow has long accused Allen of molesting her as a child. Her allegation resurfaced in the height of the #MeToo movement. Allen denies the accusation is true. Many actors who worked with Allen have spoken out against the director and/or have expressed regrets over working with him, including Greta Gerwig, Ellen Page, Griffin Newman, and Hayley Atwell. Actors Rebecca Hall
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"Kitty Pryde"

"Deadpool" and "Terminator" director Tim Miller is developing an "X-Men" spin-off feature, scripted by Brian Michael Bendis, showcasing Marvel Comics' character 'Kitty Pryde' :

Kitty Pryde debuted in Marvel's "Uncanny X-Men" #129 (January 1980) created by John Byrne and Chris Claremont.

As a 'mutant', Pryde possesses a 'phasing' ability allowing her and objects or people she is in contact with, to become 'intangible'. 

This power also disrupts electrical fields she passes through, while simulating levitation.

During the Marvel mini-series "Kitty Pryde and Wolverine" she is renamed 'Shadowcat' and after joining 'Guardians of the Galaxy', assumes her fiancé's superhero identity as 'Star-Lord'.

In the Fox "X-Men" film series, Pryde was portrayed by Sumela Kay in "X-Men" (2000), Katie Stuart in "X2" (2003), Ellen Page in "X-Men: The Last Stand" (2006) and "X-Men: Days of Future Past" (2014).

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek 'Kitty Pryde'...

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Gff 2018 Interview: Director David Freyne discusses ‘The Cured’

The Cured which stars Ellen Page, Sam Keeley, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor and Paula Malcomson, screened at this years Glasgow Film Festival, where I got a chance to sit down with David Freyne, who makes his directorial debut with the film…

In a world ravaged for years by a virus that turns the infected into zombie-like cannibals, a cure is at last found and the wrenching process of reintegrating the survivors back into society begins. Among the formerly afflicted is Senan (Sam Keeley), a young man haunted by the horrific acts he committed while infected. Welcomed back into the family of his widowed sister-in-law (Ellen Page), Senan attempts to restart his life — but is society ready to forgive him and those like him? Or will fear and prejudice once again tear the world apart? Pulsing with provocative parallels to our troubled times, The Cured is a smart, scary, and hauntingly human tale of guilt and redemption.
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Robin Campillo, Elizabeth Karlsen, Francis Lee lead 2018 BFI Flare industry programme

Robin Campillo, Elizabeth Karlsen, Francis Lee lead 2018 BFI Flare industry programme
Line-up includes introductions from Hugh Grant and Rupert Everett.

The BFI Flare: London Lgbtq+ Film Festival has announced its industry programme, which will run alongside the wider festival, March 21 to April 1.

The Makers, a strand of conversations with prominent individuals in Lgbtq+ cinema, returns with speakers Robin Campillo (director of Bpm (Beats Per Minute), which screens at the Festival, Elizabeth Karlsen (Carol producer) and Francis Lee (God’s Own Country writer/director).

Also included in the programme is Anatomy Of An Episode: The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, in which writer/executive producer Tom Rob Smith will discuss
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Glasgow Film Festival 2018: ‘The Cured’ Review

Stars: Sam Keely, Ellen Page, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Paula Malcomson, Stuart Graham, Oscar Nolan, David Herlihy, Peter Campion, Hilda Fay, Lesley Conroy, Natalia Kosfrzewa, Barry McGovern | Written and Directed by David Freyne

The brainchild of Irish writer-director David Freyne, this powerful and provocative post-zombie flick offers a fresh take on the genre, making it a must-see for genre fans.

Based on Freyne’s related 2014 short The First Wave, The Cured opens in Dublin, in the aftermath of a zombie apocalypse, where a scientist (Paula Malcomson) has found an antidote that has cured 75% of the infected. The remaining 25% have been locked away while the scientist refines the formula, while the former infectees – known as the cured – have attempted to return to their former lives, only to be met with anger and suspicion.

Sam Keely plays Senan, one of the cured, who’s let out of a government containment facility and goes to
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Ridley Scott in talks for comic book adaptation Queen and Country

According to The Wrap, Ridley Scott may have found a new project, with the filmmaker in talks to direct the comic book adaptation Queen and Country for 20th Century Fox.

Based on Greg Rucka’s Eisner Award-winning series from Oni Press, Queen and Country follows British Secret Intelligence service operative Tara Chace, who is used as bait to draw out an international terrorist after an attack in London.

Should a deal be reached, Queen and Country would mark Scott’s first comic book project. He would also produce the film through his Scott Free banner alongside Chernin Entertainment.

Commercials director Craig Viveiros was previously attached to helm a movie version of the comic book series, which had Ellen Page attached to star. Neither remain involved with this latest take.

See Also: Ridley Scott tells aspiring filmmakers that they have “no excuses”

Coming off last year’s Alien: Covenant and All the Money in the World,
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Film Review: ‘Flower’

Film Review: ‘Flower’
As icky a comedy as you’re likely to see this year, “Flower” comes from an angry place — one that is clearly more concerned about sounding provocative and clever than having anything meaningful to say.

Seventeen-year-old Erica Vandross (Zoey Deutch) has serious trust issues. She feels abandoned by her dad, who’s serving time for a casino scam, and every other man she knows may as well be a pedophile. Erica loves Slurpees, Buffalo wings, and giving fellatio to strangers, including Luke (Joey Morgan), the schlubby son of her mom’s new boyfriend. Just because their parents are dating doesn’t make it incest, she points out.

“Flower” began as a high-attitude spec script by Alex McAulay, whose in-your-face attempt at out-Diablo-Codying Diablo Cody earned him a spot on The Black List in 2012. Mission accomplished, I guess, although no one was about to make “Flower” as he’d written it.
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Ridley Scott is in Talks To Direct an Adaptation of the Comic Queen And Country

Looks like Ridley Scott has found a comic book that he wants to adapt into a feature film. The director is currently in talks with Fox to direct a film based on Queen and Country, the Eisner award-winning graphic novel by Greg Rucka.

Queen and Country is a spy thriller that is set in a fictional British Secret Intelligence Service. The story centers on an operative named Tara Chace, "a top British intelligence agent who is used as bait to draw out an international terrorist after an attack in London."

I've never read the comic, but I love a good spy thriller! This seems like it will be a great project for Scott, who most recently directed the fantastic film All The Money in the World. Scott has also been in talks with Disney to direct The Merlin Saga.

If he has to make a choice between Queen and Country and The Merlin Saga,
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Ridley Scott in talks to tackle adaptation of spy thriller, Queen and Country

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Ridley Scott could certainly be dubbed the man that never sleeps, the prolific filmmaker is currently reported to be in talks to the helm on Fox’s adaptation of Queen and Country.

Related: Interview: Ridley Scott on All The Money in the World reshoots, Christopher Plummer & the future of the Alien films under Disney

Based on the Eisner award-winning spy thriller graphic novel by Greg Rucka the story is set in the fictional British Secret Intelligence Service, “Queen and Country” centres on an operative named Tara Chace, a top British intelligence agent who is used as bait to draw out an international terrorist after an attack in London.

The graphic novel was inspired by the British ITV television series The Sandbaggers (1978–1980) which examines the effect of the espionage game on the personal and professional lives of British and American intelligence specialists. The series starred Roy Marsden, Richard Vernon and Elizabeth Bennett.
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Michael Caine Says He Won’t Work With Woody Allen Again

Michael Caine Says He Won’t Work With Woody Allen Again
Michael Caine has joined the growing list of actors who say they won’t work with Woody Allen again. He won an Academy Award for his role in the filmmaker’s “Hannah and Her Sisters” and says he doesn’t regret that collaboration, but it appears their working relationship is officially over. Allen has been accused of molesting his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow, a claim he denies.

“I am a patron of the Nspcc [National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children] and have very strong views about pedophilia,” Caine tells the Guardian in a new interview. “I can’t come to terms with [the allegation], because I loved Woody and had a wonderful time with him. I even introduced him to Mia [Farrow]. I don’t regret working with him, which I did in complete innocence; but I wouldn’t work with him again, no.”

Other actors who say they won
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Did the 2008 Oscars get it right?

Simon Brew Mar 2, 2018

2008 saw No Country For Old Men, Tilda Swinton and The Golden Compass take home Oscar gold...

Films have a habit of being judged twice at the very least. There’s the instant reaction, through box office and awards season. Then there’s the more circumspect view, as a film has dropped out of the original limelight it bathed in.

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As it's Oscar weekend, therefore, we’re continuing a Den Of Geek tradition, and going back a decade, to see how the films that were rewarded at the 2008 ceremony stand up today. It wasn’t a show without the odd surprise, but it was still one of the least contentious Oscar nights in recent memory, hosted by Jon Stewart. And
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‘The Umbrella Academy’: John Magaro Cast In Netflix Series

John Magaro (The Big Short) has been cast as a series regular in The Umbrella Academy, Netflix's upcoming live-action series from Universal Cable Prods. Written by Jeremy Slater based on the popular graphic novels penned by Gerard Way and illustrated by Gabriel Bá, the story follows the estranged members of a dysfunctional family of superheroes known as the Umbrella Academy — Luther (Tom Hopper), Diego (David Castañeda), Allison (Emmy Raver-Lampman), Vanya (Ellen Page)…
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Interview: The Cured Writer/Director David Freyne on Crafting an Unconventional Zombie Film

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Last weekend, writer/director David Freyne’s zombie-fueled political thriller The Cured arrived on VOD and in select theaters courtesy of IFC Films. Starring Ellen Page, Sam Keeley, and Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, The Cured picks up where most living dead cinematic stories end. After a cure has been discovered, the previous flesh eaters are now returning to the general population to resume their normal lives, but those who were never affected by the virus aren’t exactly ready to welcome them back into the fold with open arms.

Daily Dead recently caught up with Freyne, and he discussed his unusual approach to the story of The Cured, tapping into some real-life horrors that are currently plaguing the socio-political landscape worldwide, collaborating with his cast and crew, and more.

Great to speak with you today, David. What I think is really interesting about The Cured is the fact that your story picks
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Jeff Daniels And Peter Sarsgaard Talk #MeToo & If They’d Work With Woody Allen Again

The #TimesUp and #MeToo movements have re-energized the conversation around Woody Allen, particularly as Dylan Farrow has spoken publicly about her sexual abuse allegations against her 82-year-old father. The result has seen actors including Ellen PageGreta GerwigRebecca Hall, and Timothée Chalamet all expressing remorse in having worked with the director in the past, while Alec Baldwin has defended the filmmaker.
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Jeff Daniels Believes Dylan Farrow But Says Turning Down Woody Allen Would be a ‘Difficult Decision’

Jeff Daniels Believes Dylan Farrow But Says Turning Down Woody Allen Would be a ‘Difficult Decision’
Jeff Daniels worked with Woody Allen in 1985 on “The Purple Rose of Cairo,” in which he starred opposite Mia Farrow, and the actor says he isn’t turning his back completely on Allen following Dylan Farrow’s resurfaced abuse claims. Daniels and co-star Peter Sarsgaard stopped by “Meet the Press Daily” to promote their new Hulu original series, “The Looming Tower,” and host Chuck Todd asked them about working with Allen again.

“It’s a difficult decision because of ‘Purple Rose of Cairo,'” Daniels said. “That movie will always be a great experience, a great movie for me, and he will always be a great American filmmaker. I got to work with him at the age of 30, and it changed my life.”

“I believe Dylan Farrow,” Daniels continued. “Would I do another one with Woody? The difficult decision would be to turn him down.”

Sarsgaard, meanwhile, said he would
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‘Silver Surfer’ Movie in Development at 20th Century Fox With Writer Brian K. Vaughan

‘Silver Surfer’ Movie in Development at 20th Century Fox With Writer Brian K. Vaughan
Not too long ago, we heard about a Kitty Pryde movie in the works, focusing on the X-Men character previously played by Ellen Page in both X-Men: The Last Stand and X-Men: Days of Future Past. Comic writer Brian Michael Bendis was hired to script the project and Deadpool director Tim Miller was ready to […]

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Ellen Page on ‘The Cured’ and Preparing for ‘The Umbrella Academy’ Netflix Series

From writer/director David Freyne, the zombie drama The Cured shows what happens when the undead return to life, in a world where a virus spread and turned people into zombie-like cannibals. Now that a cure has been found and survivors are being reintegrated into society, Senan (Sam Keeley) moves in with his widowed sister-in-law, Abbie (Ellen Page), and her young son while trying to overcome the horrific acts he committed while infected. [caption id="attachment_693788" align="alignright" width="360"] Image via IFC/caption] During this 1-on-1 phone interview with Collider, actress Ellen Page talked …
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Ellen Page Wants in on Tim Miller’s Kitty Pryde Solo Movie

Deadpool director Tim Miller is currently developing a Kitty Pryde solo film with comic writer Brian Michael Bendis. The project is being referred to as 143, which is said to be a hint at the inspiration behind the film’s story.

143 is said to be a reference to Uncanny X-Men No. 143, which was released in 1981. It is one of the earliest Kitty Pryde stories and it focuses on her first solo adventure, which sees her face off with a demon alone in the X-Mansion. That comic comes from the creators of Kitty Pryde, Chris Claremont and John Byrne.

During a recent interview with Cinemablend, Ellen Page said she is aware of the film project, but that she’s not sure if she will be involved or not. However, if the filmmakers did want her to come back and reprise her role, she’d totally be up for it! She said:

"I loved playing Kitty Pryde,
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Woody Allen’s Oscar-winning women: how did his direction affect them?

In the wake of ongoing allegations, how do we process Allen’s reputation for writing award worthy roles for women?

Wonder Wheel might well be the last Woody Allen movie to get a major release. Allegations of sexual assault by his daughter, Dylan (which Allen has denied), have dismantled his reputation in some quarters, and many actors – including Greta Gerwig, Ellen Page and Rebecca Hall – have said they will never work with him again. Even actors in Wonder Wheel are expressing regrets.

At odds with this is the inescapable fact that Allen has given women better roles than pretty much any film-maker of the modern era. Allen’s Oscar record speaks for itself: two best actress winners (Diane Keaton in Annie Hall, Cate Blanchett in Blue Jasmine); four best supporting actresses; and six more nominations for women, not to mention mature, female-centred films such as Hannah and Her Sisters and Interiors.
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Ellen Page Would Love To Return For Fox’s Kitty Pryde Movie

Though the studio is set to be swallowed up by Disney in the next couple of years, 20th Century Fox is – as far as we know – still looking to move forward with its ongoing slate of X-Men movie spinoffs. One of the more recent ones to be announced is the Kitty Pryde standalone which Deadpool director Tim Miller is helming.

As fans will no doubt know, Kitty has only appeared twice in the film franchise to date. Beginning with 2006’s X-Men: The Last Stand, Ellen Page played the young mutant with phasing abilities, a role she later reprised for 2014’s X-Men: Days of Future Past. And if the actress gets her way, she might just be back for the character’s solo outing.

While speaking to CinemaBlend, Page revealed that she “loved” being part of the X-Men franchise and had always wished that she could have done more with the mutant.
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