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Bruce Willis is set to be Comedy Central's next celebrity Roast event

  • JoBlo
Welcome to the party, pal! Comedy Central has announced that Die Hard, The Fifth Element, and Twelve Monkeys actor Bruce Willis is set to become the latest celebrity to occupy the channel's hot seat, as the legendary action star prepares to endure a meteor shower's-worth of insults from friends, collegues, and at least a few comedians he's likely to have never met. The slanderous celebration... Read More...
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Visegrad Film Forum to host Mick Audsley, Slawomir Idziak masterclasses

7th edition will run from April 17-21 in Bratislava.

Visegrad Film Forum has announced a series of masterclasses to take place at its 7th edition, which will run from April 17-21 at the Film and TV Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava.

Editor Mick Audsley (Twelve Monkeys), cinematographer Slawomir Idziak (Black Hawk Down), special effects supervisor Eggert Ketilsson (Batman Begins) and director Marcel Lozinski (89mm From Europe) will all attend the event to discuss their respective fields.

Idziak will also host a workshop in which attendees will attempt to recreate Three Colours: Blue, the 1993 film he shot with director Krzysztof Kieslowski.
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Across the Mooniverse: is Mute a lost, 90s made Blade Runner sequel from another dimension or Button Moon The Movie on downers?

  • HeyUGuys
Author: Daniel Goodwin

Duncan Jones’ fourth feature, the long gestating twinkle in his eye/ pseudo Moon sequel Mute, is finally set to make its Netflix debut on Friday 23rd February. This British/German sci-fi production, filmed in Berlin, has been a passion project of Jones’ for some time and one that has careered from pipedream to planned and temporarily postponed. But when potent concepts flower within the minds of passionate artists they have a tendency to materialise in some form or another; whatever the cost. In Mute’s case, due to the evolution of online streaming triggering an industry metamorphosis, the film will mostly bypass cinemas* and arrive in the homes of Netflix subscribers on Friday 23rd February. What is known of the narrative is not much beyond a log-line with morsels extracted from myriad sources to form a patchwork understanding of what the story might be.

Prior to the
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Asc Awards 2018: Roger Deakins Takes Top Cinematography Prize for ‘Blade Runner 2049’

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Asc Awards 2018: Roger Deakins Takes Top Cinematography Prize for ‘Blade Runner 2049’
As expected, cinematographer Roger Deakins took the top prize for “Blade Runner 2049” at the 32nd annual Asc Awards at Hollywood & Highland. It was his fourth Asc award, besting the other four Oscar nominees: Bruno Delbonnel (“Darkest Hour”), Hoyte van Hoytema (“Dunkirk”), Dan Laustsen (“The Shape of Water”), and Rachel Morrison (“Mudbound”), the first female from her branch nominated by the Asc and the Academy.

But can Deakins finally earn the elusive Academy Award after 14 nominations? He’s certainly the sentimental favorite for his trippy, sci-fi naturalism in Denis Villeneuve’s “Blade Runner” sequel. And winning the BAFTA Sunday (also his fourth) would certainly provide added momentum.

But there’s also a case to be made for three of the other contenders: Van Hoytema’s innovative IMAX work for Christopher Nolan’s World War II survival epic, Lausten’s sublime imagery for Guillermo del Toro’s Best Picture favorite, and
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Fox Drama Pilot ‘Mixtape’ Casts Madeleine Stowe in Series Regular Role

Fox Drama Pilot ‘Mixtape’ Casts Madeleine Stowe in Series Regular Role
Madeleine Stowe has been cast as a series regular in the Fox drama pilot “Mixtape,” Variety has learned.

The project is described as a romantic musical drama that looks at a disparate group of interconnected people in contemporary Los Angeles through the lens of the music that defines who they are. Stowe will play Margot, an actress who carefully controls how she presents herself to the world, but is secretly exhausted by having to do it.

Stowe previously starred in the ABC series “Revenge,” playing lead character Victoria Grayson for its four season run. She has also starred in films like “We Were Soldiers,” “The General’s Daughter,” and “Twelve Monkeys.”

She is repped by Gersh and Brillstein Entertainment Partners.

“Mixtape” hails from writer and executive producer Josh Safran. Megan Ellison and Sue Naegle will executive produce, with co-executive producer Ali Krug. Annapurna Television will produce in association with 20th Century Fox Television.

Should the project
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Win! A Signed ‘Father Figures’ Poster

The hilarious comedy Father Figures is out in cinemas February 16 and to celebrate, Warner Bros. Pictures is giving you the chance to win a poster signed by Ed Helms and Owen Wilson!

In the Alcon Entertainment comedy “Father Figures,” Owen Wilson (“The Grand Budapest Hotel,” “Wedding Crashers”) and Ed Helms (“The Hangover” films, “We’re the Millers”) star as fraternal twins Kyle and Peter who accidentally discover they’ve been living with a lie all their lives. The kindly man in the photo on their mantle isn’t their father after all, but an invention their mother (Glenn Close) concocted to conceal the truth: that she actually doesn’t know who their real father is. See, it was the seventies, and things were crazy, and…well, you know. Armed with only a handful of clues, the brothers resolve to find the mystery man in what results in a wild road
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Win Passes To The Advance Screening Of Father Figures In St. Louis

Owen Wilson (“The Grand Budapest Hotel,” “Zoolander 2”) and Ed Helms (“The Hangover” films, “We’re the Millers”) star in the Alcon Entertainment comedy “Father Figures,” marking the directorial debut of veteran cinematographer Lawrence Sher (“The Hangover” films).

Wilson and Helms are Kyle and Peter Reynolds, brothers whose eccentric mother raised them to believe their father had died when they were young. When they discover this to be a lie, they set out together to find their real father, and end up learning more about their mother than they probably ever wanted to know.

The film also stars J.K. Simmons (“Whiplash”), comedian Katt Williams, NFL Hall of Fame quarterback-turned-actor Terry Bradshaw, Ving Rhames (the “Mission Impossible” films), Harry Shearer (“The Simpsons”), and Oscar nominee June Squibb (“Nebraska”), with Oscar winner Christopher Walken (“The Deer Hunter”), and Oscar nominee Glenn Close (“Albert Nobbs,” “Guardians of the Galaxy”) as the twins’ mother.
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‘Wonder Woman’ Producer Charles Roven Selected for PGA’s David O. Selznick Award

‘Wonder Woman’ Producer Charles Roven Selected for PGA’s David O. Selznick Award
The Producers Guild of America has named Charles Roven as the recipient of its 2018 David O. Selznick Achievement Award to recognize his body of work in motion pictures.

Roven will receive the award at the 29th Annual Producers Guild Awards on Jan. 20 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Roven’s credits include “Wonder Woman,” Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy, David O. Russell’s “American Hustle” and the upcoming “Justice League,” which opens Nov. 17 and stars Ben Affleck, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Henry Cavill, Amber Heard, Jason Momoa, and Ezra Miller. Roven received a best picture Academy Award nomination for “American Hustle.”

Chuck Roven is a producer’s producer,” Producers Guild Awards Chairs Donald De Line and Amy Pascal said. “Whether he’s working with fiercely independent voices or within the heart of the studio system, Chuck brings a seriousness of craft and an incredible instinct for story to every set he runs. We
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Producers Guild to Honor Charles Roven With David O. Selznick Award

Producers Guild to Honor Charles Roven With David O. Selznick Award
Charles Roven will be presented with the Producers Guild of America’s 2018 David. O. Selznick Achievement Award in recognition of his body of work at the guild's 29th annual awards ceremony Jan. 20 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Roven, a founder of Atlas Entertainment, most recently served as a producer on Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman and is also one of the producers of the upcoming Justice League. His other credits include Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy; David O. Russell’s American Hustle; and such other films as Twelve Monkeys, Three Kings and Get Smart.

In announcing the honor, PGA awards chairs Donald De...
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Tomorrow’s World: Part 1 – Why Terry Gilliam’s Brazil represents our near future

Tom Jolliffe on Terry Gilliam’s Brazil

Over the next week I will be looking at a selection of prescient films (and TV) which represent a cutting depiction of not only our present, but our near future. To start the ball rolling here, I consider Terry Gilliam’s masterpiece, Brazil. A look into a bleak, totalitarian future, filled with bureaucracy. Then next week in part 2, a breakdown of the societal and technological changes predicted in modern Science fiction such as Ex Machina, Black Mirror and more.

The beauty of Science Fiction is that it has the ability to tell a story that relates to the current world, but which can be set in a future of limitless possibilities. Until you reach 2015 and realise self drying clothes, flying cars and hover boards aren’t yet available, there’s no one to tell you, you’re wrong. Writers have been doing it for years.
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Terry Gilliam Wraps On The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

  • TheMovieBit
Way, way back in 1998, Brazil and Twelve Monkeys director Terry Gilliam embarked on making The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, a very Gilliam-esque take on Miguel de Cervantes’ 16th century novel Don Quixote. With the original novel concerning an insane Spanish nobleman thinking himself to be a knight bringing back chivalry and justice to the world, Gilliam’s vision saw Johnny Depp as a 21st century marketing executive thrown back in time, and being mistaken for Quixote’s sire, Sancho Panza. Production began in September of 2000, quickly becoming one of the most disastrous shoots of all time. As chronicled in the documentary Lost in La Mancha, weather problems, nervous investors, and even the Spanish military added to the movie’s production woes. The final nail in the coffin came when Dox Quixote himself, Jean Rochefort, was diagnosed with a double herniated disc after attempting to act while riding a horse,
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Get Shorty gets the TV show treatment as well

  • JoBlo
Wait, another film turning into a TV show? At this point no movie would surprise me. A Mrs. Doubtfire show? Sure. A Pulp Fiction anthology series? Bet there's already been a discussion. A Twelve Monkeys series? Shit, that's already a show! Now, to be fair, I can see Get Shorty working as a show moreso than others. For instance, the whole conceit of the film and upcoming show is that a gangster is trying... Read More...
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Taken: how does the TV series measure up so far?

Craig Thomas Mar 7, 2017

Were we, ahem, taken by Amazon Prime's new TV version of the Liam Neeson action franchise?

Unless you’ve been living under a rock since 2008, you’ll all know about Taken. If anyone wants to point to the starting point of the so-called “geriaction” genre that has been nearly omnipresent for the last decade, they could do much worse than to start here. It was also the film that made Liam Neeson the brilliant but unlikely action star he remains to this day.

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In Taken, Neeson plays Bryan Mills, the former CIA operative with a special set of skills who is in a fight against time (and the entire population of Albania, apparently) to rescue his kidnapped daughter before she disappears forever. It was an unexpected and profitable hit.
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What Is the Best American Remake of a Foreign-Language Film? — Critics Survey

What Is the Best American Remake of a Foreign-Language Film? — Critics Survey
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of film and TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Monday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best film in theaters right now?”, can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: In dubious honor of “Sleepless,” a new Jamie Foxx vehicle that’s been adapted from Frederic Jardin’s “Sleepless Night,” what is the best American remake of a foreign-language film?

Joshua Rothkopf (@joshrothkopf), Time Out New York

Long before I knew and appreciated Jean Renoir, I was in love with “Down and Out in Beverly Hills,” a 1986 comedy based on “Boudu Saved from Drowning” that peppered the flow with some truly eye-opening ideas for Hollywood: class warfare, unequal police treatment, a neurotic dog with its own therapist. The movie holds up beautifully — it’s one of Nick Nolte’s quietest performances, and one
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Looking back on ‘Donnie Darko’ with Director Richard Kelly

2001 saw the world introduced to Donnie Darko. The film, set in 1988, told the tale of a teenager weighed down by the knowledge that the world will end in twenty-eight days. The movie launched actor Jake Gyllenhaal as well as director Richard Kelly.

With Donnie Darko Kelly showcased a huge amount of talent, he wrote the film in addition to directing. Darko is a fantastic twisted tale of head scratching time-travel, filled with atmosphere, beautiful visuals and a killer British-heavy eighties soundtrack. It’s a movie that has stood the test of time and has recently been given a painstaking 4K restoration.

The restoration was a passion project for both Arrow Films and Richard Kelly, who curated the project. It really is a truly stunning release, spilling over with bonus content. To co-inside with the release we sat down with Kelly to delve into the history of the film, the oddities
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Horror Highlights: Hdnet Movies Horror Marathon, Wolf Creek Series Clip, The Living Corpse: Relics Q&A with Buz Hasson

  • DailyDead
In our latest Horror Highlights, we have a new clip from the Wolf Creek series, details on Hdnet Movies' horror movie marathon, and a Q&A with Buz Hasson about The Living Corpse: Relics Kickstarter.

Hdnet Movies Horror Marathon: Los Angeles – October 10, 2016 – Trick or Treat with Hdnet Movies this October, as the network presents a three-day Halloween Weekend block, featuring 16 sci-fi, suspense, and slasher classics. The special event begins on Saturday, Oct. 29, and runs through Monday, Oct. 31.

The thrills and chills kickoff with an out-of-this-world “Sci-Fi Saturday” on Saturday, Oct. 29, starting with Nathan Fillion as the captain of a spaceship harboring a mysterious stowaway in the 2005 Joss Whedon adventure Serenity at 7pE. Next up is Henry Thomas as a young boy who befriends a stranded alien in the Stephen Spielberg opus E.T., with Dee Wallace and Drew Barrymore, at 9pE; and Bruce Willis travels back in time to save the
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Time Travel on TV Today, Ranked From Least to Most Tricky

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Time Travel on TV Today, Ranked From Least to Most Tricky
Time is not on our side, especially in the era of “peak TV.” Perhaps this is why networks are hopping onto the time travel bandwagon. At this year’s network upfront presentations in May, four of the five broadcast networks plugged shows that revolved around a time travel element at their core.

Taking journeys through the fourth dimension is a concept that has appeared in fiction since the late 19th century, popularized by H.G. Wells’ novel “The Time Machine.” The continued appeal of time travel boils down to wish fulfillment: the desire to visit other eras like a tourist, the yearning to relive or change the past, the curiosity about the future and the ability to squeeze more experiences into our ephemeral lives.

Although Stephen Hawking and Carl Sagan disagree on whether time travel will someday be possible based on our apparent lack of visitors from the future, that hasn
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The History of Time Travel TV – 11.22.63

Ah. Time Travel. An indispensable staple of science fiction. Where would we be without Back to the Future, The Time Machine, Twelve Monkeys, Looper, The Terminator, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Source Code, Hot Tub Time Machine and Austin Powers? Television has also mined time travel for all it’s worth, either as the central conceit […]

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Why You Should Be Watching Syfy's 12 Monkeys

I know, I know. The Syfy Channel hasn't had a really good rep in recent memory. Yeah, they were responsible for gems such as Battlestar Galactica and all those Stargate spin-offs, but they were also responsible for films like Sharknado. Look, I'm not trying to hate on you if you like Sharknado — I know there are a lot of people out there that enjoy B-movies and how ridiculous they are, but if you're looking for to a return to the quality of Battlestar or Stargate, well, 12 Monkeys is your answer.

Developed by Terry Matalas and Travis Ficket, 12 Monkeys follows scavenger-turned-chrononaut James Cole (Aaron Stanford) as he travels from 2043 to present-day 2016 to kill a man named Leland Goines, who is allegedly responsible for an apocalyptic virus outbreak. This is more than a reboot of Terry Gilliam's 1995 film based on Chris Marker's 1962 short film La Jetee. In fact, in its early stages,
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Sacha Baron Cohen Reportedly Playing Mandrake The Magician For Get Hard Director

The Tracking Board reports that Borat and The Dictator star Sacha Baron Cohen will be playing the lead role in Warner Bros.' Mandrake The Magician, a film based on the popular comic strip by Lee Falk that was created in 1934.

The story centers around the adventures of Mandrake, the illusionist and escape artist with the power to hypnotize his foes. With his companion Lothar, he travels the globe solving mysteries and fighting evildoers – including his twin brother who uses his powers for evil instead than good. Sources say that the plan is to update the character for the 21st century, with Mandrake being recruited by the United States government for a secret mission.

They're definitely going to have to do some serious updating in regards to the Lothar character, but otherwise it's easy to imagine Cohen in a role like this, especially one with the potential to play both
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