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Better Call Saul’s Bob Odenkirk joins Greta Gerwig’s Little Women

Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul star Bob Odenkirk has become the latest addition to Little Women, the upcoming Louisa May Alcott adaptation from director Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird).

Odenkirk joins a star-studded cast that includes Meryl Streep (The Post), Emma Stone (La La Land), Laura Dern (Star Wars: The Last Jedi), Florence Pugh (Lady Macbeth), Eliza Scanlen (Sharp Objects) and James Norton (McMafia) and Lady Bird stars Saoirse Ronan and Timothee Chalamet.

Originally published in 1868, Little Women follows the four teenage March sisters Amy, Jo, Beth and Meg and their mother Marmee as they navigate life in Civil War-era Massachusetts while their father is acting as a pastor in the war.

Odenkirk can currently be seen in the fourth season of the Breaking Bad spinoff Better Call Saul, and recently signed on to star in the action thriller Nobody from John Wick writer Derek Kolstad and Hardcore Henry director Ilya Naishuller.
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Hardcore Henry director to helm Nobody from John Wick creators

Geeks Worldwide is reporting that Ilya Naishuller, direct of the 2015 sci-fi action thriller Hardcore Henry, has signed on to direct Nobody, an action film in the works at Stx Entertainment.

Nobody will see Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul star Bob Odenkirk playing an everyman who comes to the aid of a woman being harassed by thugs. However, he soon learns that one of the men he put in the hospital is the brother of a drug kingpin who is now out for revenge.

The film has been scripted by John Wick scribe Derek Kolstad, while Chad Stahelski and David Leitch are serving as producers. Filming is expected to get underway soon in Toronto, Canada.

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Timur Bekmambetov Is Done With Hollywood and Only Wants to Make Movies on Computer Screens

Timur Bekmambetov Is Done With Hollywood and Only Wants to Make Movies on Computer Screens
Timur Bekmambetov has seen the future of the movies, and it has nothing to do with the big-budget blockbusters he’s made for years, from “Wanted” to “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.” His last movie made on that scale was “Ben Hur” two years ago — and it’s going to stay that way. At least, that’s the ethos he’s preaching about Screenlife, a technology developed by his Bazelevs studio that the Russian-born filmmaker created for the exclusive purpose of producing movies that unfold on computer screens.

“When you try Screenlife, it’s like a drug,” the 57-year-old said, during a conversation at IndieWire’s New York office. He was wearing a Montreal hat, fresh from a trip to Canada where he delivered a lecture on his new approach. He had a Usb cable strung around his neck for future use, and he tapped away at a laptop keyboard with
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Vimeo Staff Picks: How to Get Your Film Seen By Hollywood Producers and Brands

With more than 240 million monthly viewers, Vimeo has grown into one of the best online platforms for filmmakers to share their work with the world and discover other talented artists. The site’s flagship channel, Vimeo Staff Picks, features the best videos on Vimeo, and is billed as a “never-ending film festival” that runs 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

The benefit of a Staff Pick can be getting your short film, music video or other short form work seen by production companies, advertising agencies and brands looking for emerging talent. Filmmaker Patrick Jean’s short film “Pixels” was chosen as a Staff Pick, went viral, and attracted the attention of Adam Sandler’s Happy Madison Productions, which hired Patrick to direct the feature-length version. Though Happy Madison ultimately brought Chris Columbus on board to direct, Patrick stayed on as an executive producer and co-writer of the script.

Timelapse cinematographer Drew Geraci’s “District Nights” similarly landed him a job shooting the opening credits sequence for Netflix’s “House of Cards,” while Daniel Mercadante’s two-minute short “Laughs” led to Volkswagen hiring him to shoot a second version for a TV commercial. Other Staff Picks alumni who have gained critical exposure through Vimeo include “Swiss Army Man” co-directors the Daniels (12 Staff Picks) and “Kong: Skull Island” filmmaker Jordan Vogt-Roberts (2 Staff Picks).

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Curated by a five-person in-house team, Staff Picks is comprised of the core verticals of Drama, Comedy, Action Sports and Documentary, and also includes Music Video, Animation, Travel and Eye Candy. Vimeo selects around four Staff Picks per day and features the videos on its homepage. Out of the tens of millions of videos uploaded to Vimeo on a yearly basis, roughly 1,000 are chosen as Staff Picks. The site also selects around 10 “Best of the Month” videos per month.

Though Staff Picks are free to watch, Vimeo on Demand offers filmmakers a way to monetize their work via a 90/10 split, with 90 percent of revenue going to the creators. Launched in 2013, the site’s VOD content features more than 50,000 videos with more than 1 million paying customers. If a filmmaker wants to earn revenue off of his or her Vimeo Staff Pick, the film can be moved to the subscription-only platform.

So how can you secure a coveted Vimeo Staff Picks badge for your film? Here are five key factors paraphrased from a presentation by Meghan Oretsky, one of the company’s five curators, during an event at the company’s New York office.

Exceptional craft

Staff Picks should look good and sound amazing, but filmmakers should also ask themselves whether their work innovates and pushes the medium to a new level. Check out “Analogue Loaders” by from Raphael Vangelis.

Conversation starting

To get people talking about a short film, it should present provocative ideas and visuals that ideally appeal to a millennial audience. Vimeo knows a video is a winner when the curators anticipate it being shared and sparking conversations amongst friends. Check out “Black Holes” by Noodles.

Engaging storytelling

Stories should draw the viewer in, elicit an emotional response and ultimately be something that people want to the share with their friends. A good example is the short film “Con Amor” by Cole Webley.

Originality

Vimeo creators should have a unique style and story. A good question to ask is, have we seen this story told time and time again? If so, are they bringing any new ideas or a new voice to the genre? Check out Ilya Naishuller’s music video for Leningrad’s “Kolshick.”

Read More: Danny Devito’s Short Film ‘Curmudgeons’ Launches Vimeo’s Staff Pick Premieres

Diverse Voices

Vimeo’s curators attend niche festivals in order to find content from female filmmakers, the Lgbtq community, people with disabilities, the indigenous community and more. Check out David M. Helman’s music video for Michael Kiwanuka “Cold Little Heart.”

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The Weeknd Releases New Short Film ‘Mania’: Watch the Violent, Eye-Popping Video

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The Weeknd Releases New Short Film ‘Mania’: Watch the Violent, Eye-Popping Video
Since September, R&B singer-songwriter The Weeknd, a.k.a. Abél Tesfaye, has been promoting his upcoming album “Starboy” with a series of singles and music videos. He released the title track, which features Daft Punk, on September 22 and then premiered the Grant Singer-directed music video the following week. He then released his next single “False Alarm” on September 29 and then dropped the music video, directed by “Hardcore Henry’s” Ilya Naishuller, two weeks later.

Now, he has a promotional short film entitled “Mania” starring Tesfaye and model Anais Mali, and directed once again by Grant Singer. It contains the songs “All I Know” (feat. Future), “Sidewalks” (feat. Kendrick Lamar), “Secrets”, “Die for You”, “Party Monster” and “I Feel It Coming” (feat. Daft Punk) all from the new album. Watch the video below.

Read More: The Weeknd and Daft Punk’s ‘Starboy’ Music Video is a Dark and Gritty
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Pussy Riot Rage Against Trump in Bold ‘Straight Outta Vagina’ Music Video – Watch

Pussy Riot Rage Against Trump in Bold ‘Straight Outta Vagina’ Music Video – Watch
Pussy Riot has a new female empowerment message and they’re spreading the word with their new single “Straight Outta Vagina,” featuring Desi Mo and Leikeli47. The Russian punk-rock protest group shared the new music video for the song on Tuesday as part of the Adult Swim Singles Program.

Directed by Phillip Lopez, the clip starts with a young girl in a church who is given a piece of candy by singer Nadya Tolokonnikova, wearing the band’s signature ski mask. It then shows women in bathrooms, wearing price tags, cutting them off and then doing choreographed moves.

“Don’t play stupid/Don’t play dumb/Vagina’s where you’re really from,” sings Tolokonnikova as the women and young girl continue to dance while wearing blue masks. The song also features lyrics like “Vagina gonna win the race,” and “I wear my vag as a badge of honor.”

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Hardcore Henry Director Helms New Music Video By The Weeknd

If you liked the heart-pounding first-person action of Hardcore Henry, you're going to like this music video! Ilya Naishuller, the movie's director, teamed up with artist The Weeknd to film the music video for his latest song "False Alarm." Both the song and music video are pretty great:

In case you missed his first single, The Weeknd also teamed up with Daft Punk for an even better song, "Starboy," (which is the title of his upcoming album) with an equally cool music video you can check out here:

Thanks to Bloody Disgusting for the director tip on the first video. 
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Hardcore Henry Director Ilya Naishuller's Back With Another Hypertensive Music Video!

The first music video by Ilya NaishullerBiting Elbows - Bad Motherfucker (a band he's a member of) was released in 2013. It introduced the director's signature "first-person point of view" style that he continued to develop with the 2015 film Hardcore Henry. Now he's back with another hyperintensive video game-like music video The Weeknd - False Alarm. Check it out below!...

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The Weeknd's ''False Alarm'' Music Video Makes This Mind-Blowing Fan Theory Seem Totally Legit

The Weeknd's ''False Alarm'' Music Video Makes This Mind-Blowing Fan Theory Seem Totally Legit
Take a seat, grab a snack and try to focus, because we're about to unveil a fan theory based on The Weeknd's videos that will absolutely blow your damn mind. Fans of the R&B singer are probably well aware that the Xo artist released the second music video off of his new project Starboy today, and it didn't take long before it generated some buzz. The video for "False Alarm" opened with a very necessary disclaimer about the graphic content and violence featured in the clip, which probably made some viewers question why he had to get so gruesome with the Ilya Naishuller-helmed video. However, fans of The Weekend will know that violence in his videos is nothing new. And true...
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The Weeknd Shares Violent, Nsfw ‘False Alarm’ Video Directed by ‘Hardcore Henry’ Helmer Ilya Naishuller

The Weeknd Shares Violent, Nsfw ‘False Alarm’ Video Directed by ‘Hardcore Henry’ Helmer Ilya Naishuller
If you were a fan of Ilya Naishuller’s first-person cyber-action film “Hardcore Henry,” might we suggest watching The Weeknd’s latest music video for his single “False Alarm.” Directed by Naishuller, the short film comes with a “parental advisory” warning for its graphic images and plays out like a first-person shooter game.

The video is from the perspective of a bank robber whose mission has gone awry. With a hostage in hand, the thief and his crew are seen shooting policemen, throwing grenades, driving off with the money and involved in an explosive action-packed high-speed chase. There’s men in skull masks, blood, violence and shifting loyalties.

Read More: The Weeknd and Daft Punk’s ‘Starboy’ Music Video is a Dark and Gritty Journey – Watch

The R&B singer also shared an eye-catching poster for the video, which pre-warned viewers of the gritty story.

Tomorrow … A Gritty Story. Parental Advisory pic.
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Hardcore Henry Blu Ray Review

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Hardcore Henry Blu Ray Review
Title: Hardcore Henry Universal Director: Ilya Naishuller Writers: Ilya Naishuller & Will Stewart Cast: Sharlto Copley, Tim Roth, Haley Bennett, Danila Kozlovsky Running Time: 1 hr 37 min Rated: R (Violence, Gore, Language) Special Features: Four Deleted Scenes; Fan Chat with Ilya Naishuller and Sharlto Copley; 2 Feature commentaries with Ilya Naishuller and Sharlto Copley Released on Blu-ray, DVD, On Demand July 26 You wake up looking into the face of a beautiful woman in a lab coat named Estelle (Haley Bennett; Marley & Me) who says she’s your wife. Your left arm and leg are gone and you are getting some nifty bionic limbs. Just as you are about [ Read More ]

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DVD Review: Hardcore Henry

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★★☆☆☆ You're unlikely to see anything else like Hardcore Henry this year. Unfortunately, the Pov gimmickry of Ilya Naishuller's debut quickly wears thin - and grates on the eyes - by the end of what is in reality a sprightly runtime. Run being the operative word as it hurtles at 100 miles per hour from its opening action beat to its (literally) adrenaline-fuelled finale, leaving myriad bullet-holes and severed limbs along the way. The title sequence gives a fair impression of what's to come with a pounding soundtrack to slow-motion close-ups of knives penetrating throats and guns smoking.
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New to Streaming: ‘Sing Street,’ ‘Equals,’ ‘Belladonna of Sadness,’ ‘Mustang,’ and More

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit the interwebs. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.

Belladonna of Sadness (Eiichi Yamamoto)

It all begins with Once Upon a Time. Such a simple introduction for Belladonna of Sadness, a 1973 Japanese animated feature whose newfound legacy includes a decades-long disappearance, a dramatic re-emergence, and a growing reputation as a frenzied, pornographic freakout. The final entry in anime elder statesman Osamu Tezuka‘s erotic Animerama trilogy has remained largely unknown to even the most die-hard cult cinephiles,
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First-Person Action! Hardcore Henry on Blu-ray and DVD July 26th

Brace yourself for one of the most unflinchingly original wild rides from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment and Stx Entertainment with the adrenaline-fueled action hit Hardcore Henry. Filled with non-stop action and thrilling adventure, Hardcore Henry is the first film shot completely in first-person shooter perspective. Starring Sharlto Copley (Chappie, District 9, Elysium), and immerse yourself in an exciting new world as you become the title hero. The Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital HD feature even more explosive thrills with deleted scenes and commentary with the director and actor/producer. Be the first to own Hardcore Henry on Digital HD on July 12, 2016 & on Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand on July 26, 2016.

Filled with non-stop action and thrilling adventure, Hardcore Henry is the first film shot completely in first-person shooter perspective. The Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital HD feature even more explosive thrills with deleted scenes and commentary with the director and actor/producer. Be
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Hardcore Henry Slams Into Blu-ray, DVD and Digital in July

Universal is bringing the entirely first-person action flick Hardcore Henry to home video this summer, starting with a Digital HD release and backed by Blu-ray and DVD a few weeks later.

The Digital HD version of Hardcore Henry will be available to own or stream starting on July 12th. If you want the Hardcore Henry Blu-ray combo pack or DVD then circle July 26th on your calendar as both physical disc versions will drop on that date.

Imagine a movie shot entirely as if a GoPro camera was mounted to the protagonist's head and that's Hardcore Henry starring Sharlto Copley from start-to-finish. It's designed for the generation that loves first-person shooter video games like Call of Duty, Battlefield and many others where all you see are you hands and whatever weapon is being wielded.

Hardcore Henry will be presented on Blu-ray and Digital in 1.85:1 1080p video and 5.1 DTS-hd Master Audio.
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Hardcore Henry Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD Release Details & Cover Art

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment and Stx Entertainment have announced the July home media release dates and details for the first-person Pov action thriller Hardcore Henry:

Press Release: Universal City, CA, May 26, 2016 – Brace yourself for one of the most unflinchingly original wild rides when the adrenaline-fueled action hit Hardcore Henry arrives on Digital HD on July 12, 2016 and on Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand on July 26, 2016 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment and Stx Entertainment. Filled with non-stop action and thrilling adventure, Hardcore Henry is the first film shot completely in first-person shooter perspective. The Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital HD feature even more explosive thrills with deleted scenes and commentary with the director and actor/producer. Be the first to own Hardcore Henry, starring Sharlto Copley (Chappie, District 9, Elysium), and immerse yourself in an exciting new world as you become the title hero!

You remember nothing. Mainly because you’ve just
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Hardcore Henry and videogames' influence on film

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Batman V Superman, Scott Pilgrim, Hardcore Henry and more show the growing influence of videogames on film....

This article contains very mild spoilers for Hardcore Henry, Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice and 10 Cloverfield Lane.

For a while now, 'it's like watching somebody else play a video game' has been a nifty shorthand for film critics. Even though the popularity of playthrough videos, from YouTube to dedicated networks like Twitch, means that a lot of us might now be watching other people play the video games, we understand the implication whether we agree with it or not.

It's the same reason why there has arguably never been a great movie based directly on a video game, as these tend to transplant story and character elements into a big screen medium at the expense of the personal player experience, whereby you can actually inhabit and control a character.
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‘Hardcore Henry’ Review

Stars: Sharlto Copley, Tim Roth, Haley Bennett, Danila Kozlovsky, Andrei Dementiev, Svetlana Ustinova, Darya Charusha, Oleg Poddubnyy | Written by Ilya Naishuller, Will Stewart | Directed by Ilya Naishuller

For years video games have clamuored to make the gaming experience more cinematic. Which is now the reason we have games like Heavy Rain, Beyond: Two Souls, The Last of Us, and Until Dawn – games that edge more towards the “interactive adventures” we were promised back in the full-motion video era of gaming (remember that?). But what if it was the other way round? What if films looked to video games for inspiration? Undoubtedly we’d have more movies like Hardcore Henry.

Shot completely from the hero’s perspective, a la Fps video games, Hardcore Henry stars you – the audience. You remember nothing. Mainly because you’ve just been brought back from the dead by your wife (Haley Bennett). She tells you that your name is Henry.
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Hardcore Henry Movie Review

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Hardcore Henry Movie Review
Title: Hardcore Henry Director: Ilya Naishuller Starring: Sharlto Copley, Danila Kozlovsky, Haley Bennett. ‘Hardcore Henry’ begins with Henry recalling how he was bullied as a child, before waking up in a tank of water inside a laboratory on an airship missing his left arm and left leg. A scientist, Estelle (Haley Bennett), replaces his missing limbs with cybernetic ones and reminds Henry that she is his wife and that he has amnesia after waking up from a horrible accident. Just as Henry begins to find his bearings, a group of mercenaries led by the telekinetic Akan (Danila Kozlovsky) arrive and kill the other scientists, intending to abduct Henry. Thus begins [ Read More ]

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Horror Highlights: The Darkness, Hardcore Henry, Darling Clips & Poster

Good morning, Daily Deaders, today’s Horror Highlights starts off with a new video from Greg McLean’s The Darkness. In this new clip, Radha Mitchell discovers “what’s in the attic.” Also: a clip and music video for Hardcore Henry and clips as well as a Mondo poster for Darling.

The Darkness: “From the director of the cult classic, Wolf Creek, Greg McLean, comes the supernatural thriller The Darkness, opening nationwide May 13th, 2016. As a family returns home from vacation at the Grand Canyon, they innocently bring home a supernatural force that preys off their own fears and vulnerabilities, threatening to destroy them from within, while consuming their lives with terrifying consequences.

The Darkness stars Kevin Bacon, Radha Mitchell, David Mazouz, Lucy Fry, Matt Walsh and Jennifer Morrison. Directed by Greg McLean and written by McLean, Shayne Armstrong, and S.P. Krause, the film was produced by Jason Blum, Bianca Martino,
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