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Noah Hawley’s ‘To Be Read Backwards’ Sounds Like ‘Memento’ meets ‘Benjamin Button’

Fargo and Legion creator Noah Hawley is headed back to the big screen with To Be Read Backwards. Based on a short story by Matthew Baker, To Be Read Backwards sounds like a cross between Memento and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, telling the story of a man moving backwards in time from his death. Hawley will make his feature […]

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‘Jurassic Park,’ ‘The Shining,’ ‘Monterey Pop’ Added to National Film Registry

‘Jurassic Park,’ ‘The Shining,’ ‘Monterey Pop’ Added to National Film Registry
Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park, Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining and D.A. Pennebaker’s concert film Monterey Pop were among the 25 films added to the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry, which recognizes motion pictures that are “culturally, historically or aesthetically” significant.

“The National Film Registry turns 30 this year and for those three decades, we have been recognizing, celebrating and preserving this distinctive medium,” Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden said Thursday. “These cinematic treasures must be protected because they document our history, culture, hopes and dreams.”

“It was for us a vast undertaking,
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Joe Pantoliano To Return For Sony’s ‘Bad Boys For Life’ Sequel

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Joe Pantoliano To Return For Sony’s ‘Bad Boys For Life’ Sequel
Exclusive: Emmy-winning The Sopranos alum Joe Pantoliano will reprise his role as Captain Howard in Bad Boys for Life, which has stars Will Smith and Martin Lawrence returning for the third installment of Sony’s buddy-cop actioner. Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah are on hand to direct the sequel from a script by Peter Craig (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay 1 & 2, Bad Boys 2, Transformers), Joe Carnahan (A-Team), and Chris Bremmer. Jerry Bruckheimer also is back as producer.

Details on the film’s plot have yet to be revealed. The pic will go before cameras next month and is slated for theatrical release January 17, 2020.

Pantoliano played Captain Howard in 1995’s Bad Boys and Bad Boys II eight years later. He also has appeared in numerous films other film including Risky Business, The Goonies, The Matrix and Memento. His most recent credits are From the Vine Came the Grape, opposite Wendy Crewson and Paula Brancati,
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Joe Pantoliano to Star in Wine Drama 'From the Vine Came the Grape'

Joe Pantoliano to Star in Wine Drama 'From the Vine Came the Grape'
Joe Pantoliano will star in the whimsical Italian vineyard drama From the Vine Came the Grape, directed by Sean Cisterna (Kiss and Cry, Full Out).

Pantoliano, best known for his star turns on HBO's The Sopranos and in the film Memento, plays a downtrodden corporate executive who suffers a crisis of ethics, retreats to his family's hometown in southern Italy and discovers a vineyard on its last legs.

Alienated family members, played by Wendy Crewson and Paula Brancati (who is also producing the film), track him down to stop a vineyard-revitalization project before it spirals out of control.

Italian actor Marco Leonardi ...
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Afm 2018: Shiny Packages Return As Biz Mulls “Which Companies Are Going To Thrive And Survive?”

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Afm 2018: Shiny Packages Return As Biz Mulls “Which Companies Are Going To Thrive And Survive?”
Last year’s Afm was so sluggish it left attendees alarmed that their once vibrant business was paralyzed. This year, the picture looks brighter. Better projects are being shopped even as anxiety remains over significant market challenges.

In stark contrast to last year, there are some genuinely shiny packages on sale this week, none more so than George Miller’s big-canvas fantasy pic Three Thousand Years Of Longing, the follow up to his audacious Best Picture nominee Mad Max: Fury Road. Idris Elba and Tilda Swinton are set to lead cast on the film, which is earmarked to shoot next year. At time of writing, a studio had yet to bite so it is still on the table for independents.

There are a host of solid offerings of different budgets and genres such as Johnny Depp starrer Minamata, the recast King Of The Jungle, Miramax’s Toff Guys, Drake Doremus
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Madras High Court tells Murugadoss to respond to ‘Sarkar’ plagiarism allegations

KollywoodWriter Varun Rajendran had stated that Murugadoss’s ‘Sarkar’ is a copy of his work titled 'Sengol', which he had registered with the Writer’s Union in 2007.Tnm StaffYoutube ScreengrabAR Murugadoss’s Sarkar has run into trouble with writer and assistant director Varun Rajendran accusing the director of plagiarism. Varun filed a complaint first with the South Indian Film Writers Association, and then later filed a petition with the Madras High Court on Wednesday, requesting for a ban on the film’s release until he’s given his due credits along with a remuneration of Rs 30 lakh for his story. The court has now asked the film’s director and producers to file their response by October 30. The case will be heard again on the date. Justice M Sundar who heard Varun’s petition, stated that the film’s release cannot be banned until the respondents file their response. Varun
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Plagiarism charges against Ar Murugadoss once again

KollywoodWriter and assistant director named Varun Rajendran has filed a complaint against director Ar Murugadoss with the South Indian Film Writers Association. Digital NativeDigital NativeThe first look teaser of the Vijay starrer Sarkar directed by Ar Murugadoss was released on Friday and has shattered the records by achieving a new benchmark. The teaser has crossed 13 Million plus views in less than 17 hours of its release. With the movie gearing up for Diwali release, a Silverscreen report said that writer and assistant director named Varun Rajendran has filed a complaint against director Ar Murugadoss with the South Indian Film Writers Association. In his complaint, he has accused that Vijay starrer Sarkar's story is a copy of his work titled Sengol which he had registered with the Writer’s Union in 2007. He narrated the story to Sa Chandrasekar father of Vijay who has assured that he will get back to him, but now
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Film Review: Our House (2017) by Yui Kiyohara

A finger pokes a small hole through a fusuma (Japanese-style sliding door). A girl bends down and peeks through the hole. She sees something. A woman notices a hole on one of the fusuma in the apartment. Bewildered by this, she moves closer to the door and tries to see through the small crack if there is anything on the other side. Coincidence? Or is there a larger mystery behind the doors?

Our House is screening at Japannual Festival

This is the intricate world created by young director Yui Kiyohara (清原唯) in her master thesis film. Graduated from Tokyo University of Arts, Kiyohara won the Grand Prix at Pia Film Festival, Japan’s most important film festival dedicated to independent filmmaking. Mentored by auteurs like Kiyoshi Kurosawa and Nobuhiro Suwa (Suwa and producer Shoji Matsui served as the advisors for “Our House”), Kiyohara invokes the unknown within an ordinary world
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Film News Roundup: Christopher Nolan Honored by Digital Entertainment Group

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Film News Roundup: Christopher Nolan Honored by Digital Entertainment Group
In today’s film news roundup, Christopher Nolan gets a Vanguard Award; Kenya Barris, Constance Wu and Eva Longoria will be given the Bill of Rights Award; and Gabriel Bateman, Aubrey Plaza, and Brian Tyree Henry are in a “Child’s Play” remake.

Awards

The Digital Entertainment Group will present its inaugural Vanguard Award to Christopher Nolan, director of the “Dark Knight” trilogy, “Dunkirk,” “Interstellar,” Inception,” “Memento” and “Insomnia.”

The award presentation will take place during a reception at the 4K Ultra HD Summit to be held on Nov. 6 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. The Deg Vanguard Award is in recognition of Nolan’s place at the forefront of filmmakers using groundbreaking technology to deliver increased scale and resolution, enhanced color, and immersive audio to film audiences both in cinemas and in the home theater environment.

Nolan earned dual Academy Award nominations for best director and best picture for “Dunkirk.
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Toronto: Ho Wi Ding Draws on Western Film Training and Eastern Inspiration in ‘Cities’

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Toronto: Ho Wi Ding Draws on Western Film Training and Eastern Inspiration in ‘Cities’
Cities of Last Things” is one of the more exciting films to have been presented at Toronto this week. What follows a dramatic suicide in a bravura opening shot is a triptych that unwinds in reverse chronological order from 2049, through the present, to a not so distant past.

While the film’s perverse structure and the requirements that puts on the audience is part of the enjoyment – the discovery process is a why-dunnit, rather than a “Memento”-like whodunnit – so too is the East-West mashup that director Ho Wi Ding has achieved.

Malaysian-born Ho is Western-educated, but venerates the Taiwanese master of slow cinema Hou Hsiao-hsien, and lauds Tsai Ming-liang, the island’s king of poignant, experimental films. Like Tsai, Ho bases himself in Taiwan, where culture plays a prominent role in everyday society.

“I love Hollywood films. And even though I worship Hou Hsiao-hsien, I cannot do what (the Taiwanese veterans) do.
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Strange Nature: Check Out This Exclusive Clip From James Ojala's Eco-Thriller

Strange Nature, the feature length debut of James Ojala, known primarily for his vfx work in film and television, opens in Los Angeles at Laemmle's Glendale Theatre on September 22nd. Billed as an eco-thriller Strange Nature is reportedly based on 'true unsolved outbreaks of wildlife mutations. It stars Lisa Sheridan (“Invasion”), Stephen Tobolowsky (Memento), John Hennigan (Minutes to Midnight), Tiffany Shepis (Victor Crowley), and Carlos Alazraqui (The Funhouse Massacre). Screen Anarchy has been given an exclusive clip to share with you below. We have also included the trailer and the long synopsis for futher context. A children’s hiking group in rural Minnesota discover several live, mutated frogs along a pond. In the same area, a single mother, Kim, and her 11-year-old...

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Strange Nature Trailer: Wrestler Johnny Impact Vs. Mutant Frogs

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Strange Nature Trailer: Wrestler Johnny Impact Vs. Mutant Frogs
It's been a while since we've seen a good mutated animals movie. That all changes this fall with the arrival of Strange Nature. Mutant Frogs vs. John Hennigan, Stephen Tobolowsky, Lisa Sheridan and Tiffany Shepis! This new Eco-horror hits theaters (L.A with other cities to follow) from Sep 22, and we've got the first thrilling trailer and poster.

This September, It's man versus nature when wrestling superstar John Hennigan, known as Johnny Impact in the Impact Wrestling world, and acclaimed actor Stephen Tobolowsky play 'leapfrog' with mutated amphibians in Ojala Productions' highly-anticipated eco-thriller Strange Nature. By moving in with her estranged hermit father in the backwoods of a small town, Kim and son Brody find themselves in the middle of a horrendous phenomenon where deadly offspring mutations spread from animals to humans.

Based on true unsolved outbreaks of wildlife mutations, fall fright-fest Strange Nature marks the directorial debut of
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Charlie Hunnam Joins Cast of Justin Kurzel’s ‘True History of The Kelly Gang’ (Exclusive)

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Charlie Hunnam Joins Cast of Justin Kurzel’s ‘True History of The Kelly Gang’ (Exclusive)
Charlie Hunnam (“Sons of Anarchy”) has joined the cast of Justin Kurzel’s “True History of The Kelly Gang” with George MacKay (“Captain Fantastic”), Russell Crowe (“Gladiator”), Nicholas Hoult (“Mad Max: Fury Road”) and Essie Davis (“The Babadook”).

Kurzel directs the film from a screenplay by Shaun Grant (“Berlin Syndrome”), based on Peter Carey’s Booker Prize-winning novel of the same title, about notorious bushranger Ned Kelly (MacKay), one of the world’s greatest outlaws, and the colonial badlands from which he rose. The film will be wrapping principal photography on Sept.8

The cast of “True History of The Kelly Gang” includes Thomasin McKenzie (“Leave No Trace”), Sean Keenan (“Strangerland”), Harry Greenwood (“The Nightingale”) and Earl Cave (“Born to Kill”).

The film is being produced by Liz Watts from Porchlight Films, Hal Vogel from Daybreak Pictures, Justin Kurzel and Paul Ranford. Financiers include La Cinéfacture and Memento, with principal production
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Tiff 2018: 16 Films We Can’t Wait to See, From ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ to ‘High Life’ and Many More

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The Toronto International Film Festival kicks off this week, and with it, the next step of an-already very busy fall festival season. In preparation for the lauded festival, we’ve hand-picked 15 films we can’t wait to see, from the starriest of premieres to the most unexpected of offerings. This year’s Tiff runs September 6 – 16 in Toronto, Canada and will open with David Mackenzie’s “Outlaw King” and close out with Justin Kelly’s “Jeremiah Terminator Leroy,” with plenty of major picks running in between. Here’s what we’re most excited to see.

Beautiful Boy

Timothée Chalamet earned his first Oscar nomination earlier this year with “Call Me by Your Name,” and it’s possible the 22-year-old actor will have another nomination under his belt next year. The actor and co-star Steve Carell are being eyed as major acting contenders for “Beautiful Boy,” which makes its world premiere at Tiff.
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‘Memento’ Was Partially Spoiled for Guy Pearce Before He’d Even Read the Script

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‘Memento’ Was Partially Spoiled for Guy Pearce Before He’d Even Read the Script
By now we all know the big reveal at the end of “Memento,” as well as its unique structural conceit; if you don’t, perhaps it’s best not to read on. It turns out that for Guy Pearce, the star of Christopher Nolan’s breakout drama, the twist was ruined before he’d even picked up the script: “When he sent it to me, my agent had written at the bottom of the letter, ‘By the way, it all goes backwards,’” the actor told Entertainment Weekly in a recent interview. “So I was prepared to be confused by it to some degree.”

“What was interesting is that in a normal film, you’re aware of where you’ve been 10 scenes before and how that affects where you might be now and where you’re going,” Pearce added. “This character clearly doesn’t remember any of that. So really he
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Bumblebee Embarks on a Memento-Like Journey in The New 80s-Inspired Transformers: Cyberverse Series

There's a new Transformers animated series coming out for Cartoon Network called Transformers: Cyberverse, and it actually looks like it could be good! The designs for the series were inspired by the classic 80s cartoon series and the plot of the show kinda sounds like Christopher Nolan's Memento! Here is a description of the story which focuses on a new Bumblebee adventure:

Bumblebee is on a critical mission, but his memory chips are damaged and he has to recover details of his past experiences on Cybertron.Only by uncovering his actions on his mechanical homeworld can he figure out what his purpose is on Earth. Meanwhile, the Decepticons are also closing in on him.

When talking about the visual designs of the show, Tom Warner, Senior VP for the Transformers franchise at Hasbro had this to say:

"When we were designing the look and feel of Transformers: Cyberverse, we
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Chloë Sevigny thriller 'Lizzie', Berlin winner 'Mug', horror 'Possum' seal UK deals (exclusive)

Bulldog adds four titles to burgeoning slate.

Craig William Macneill’s psychological thriller Lizzie, starring Chloë Sevigny and Kristen Stewart, has been picked up for the UK by Bulldog Film Distribution. The company has bolstered its slate with three further acquisitions.

Based on the infamous 1892 murders of the Borden family in Massachusetts, the film was also produced by Sevigny, who stars as Lizzie Borden. Stewart plays a house maid. Lizzie premiered at Sundance in January and will receive its UK release on November 16. The Solution has sales rights.

The company has also moved for Małgorzata Szumowska’s Berlinale Silver Bear-winning satirical drama Mug,
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Chloë Sevigny thriller 'Lizzie', Berlin winner 'Mug', horror 'Possum' land UK deals (exclusive)

Bulldog adds four titles to burgeoning slate.

Craig William Macneill’s psychological thriller Lizzie, starring Chloë Sevigny and Kristen Stewart, has been picked up for the UK by Bulldog Film Distribution. The company has bolstered its slate with three further acquisitions.

Based on the infamous 1892 murders of the Borden family in Massachusetts, the film was also produced by Sevigny, who stars as Lizzie Borden. Stewart plays a house maid. Lizzie premiered at Sundance in January and will receive its UK release on November 16. The Solution has sales rights.

The company has also moved for Małgorzata Szumowska’s Berlinale Silver Bear-winning satirical drama Mug,
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Tiff Veteran Piers Handling on the Festival’s Most Exciting Lineup and Why Oscar Season Is a Threat to Risk-Taking Films

For much of the film industry, the Toronto International Film Festival is a major player in Oscar season, and the 2018 edition is no exception. Over the last two decades, Tiff’s director and CEO Piers Handling has witnessed this evolution, which began with the explosion of attention around Tiff premiere “American Beauty” in 1999 that culminated in its best picture win. Despite the hype that launching Oscar titles can bring, however, Handling — who wraps up his nearly 40 years at the festival this year — has some reservations about its impact on the festival as a whole.

“Obviously, those films don’t need publicity help,” he said in a phone interview. “They have their own machines behind them.” To remedy that, the festival launched its Platform section four years ago, and it has quickly grown into the most exciting aspect of the lineup — a competition section of 12 titles, primarily from younger filmmakers who
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'Ghajinikanth' review: A forgettable film about a forgetful man

KollywoodThe film ticks every cliché along the way, making it an exasperating watch.Sowmya RajendranYouTube screenshotThe more Tamil films I watch, the more convinced I become that a lot of directors seem to believe half their job is done if they come up with a "unique" title for the film. This week's release, Ghajinikanth, is one such. Santhosh's comedy (and I'm being generous here) is the remake of the Telugu film Bhale Bhale Magodivoy. I looked up the Telugu film, wondering if it was made in the '80s or '90s but apparently, it was released just three years ago. So, we have a hero who gets easily distracted from performing tasks or even finding routes - but it never occurs to him to set reminders or check Google maps when driving. Those around him don't think of this either. If you believe this must be because he doesn't have a phone,
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