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Alfonso Cuarón Details ‘Roma’ Cinematography With ‘Gravity’ Dp Emmanuel Lubezki

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Alfonso Cuarón Details ‘Roma’ Cinematography With ‘Gravity’ Dp Emmanuel Lubezki
As part of an overall push to bring Alfonso Cuarón’s “Roma” to awards season voters, Netflix’s “‘Roma’ Experience'” played host to guild and Academy members Sunday in Hollywood. The all-day event featured panels focused on the film’s crafts and an audio-visual installation akin to the streamer’s FYSee initiative for Emmy contenders, featuring costumes and art department elements as well as a surround-sound immersion into the movie’s soundscape.

The final panel was the day’s hottest ticket: a conversation between Cuarón and his longtime cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki. Cuarón had in fact designed “Roma” to be shot by Lubezki and put in a lot of early prep work with the three-time Oscar winner. With the financial success of “Gravity,” Cuarón was able to make his next movie precisely the way he wanted to. For him, the most valuable resource when working is time, so he plotted out plenty of it.
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Alfonso Cuarón on Golden Globes Nominees: ‘Diversity Broke the Door Down’

Alfonso Cuarón on Golden Globes Nominees: ‘Diversity Broke the Door Down’
Three years after #OscarsSoWhite, the 2019 Golden Globes nominees are the most diverse Hollywood has ever seen. Three films by African-American directors were nominated for Best Picture, Sandra Oh’s “Killing Eve” performance and “Crazy Rich Asians” are breaking droughts for Asian-American films and actors, and Mexico’s cinematic titan, Alfonso Cuarón, has three nominations for his acclaimed drama “Roma.”

“I wouldn’t say the doors have opened for diversity. I’d say diversity broke the door down,” Cuarón told TheWrap shortly after the nominations were announced.

Also Read: Constance Wu: It's 'Overdue' for Sandra Oh to Host the Golden Globes

For his whole career, Cuarón has had one foot in Hollywood and the other in the Mexican filmmaking community. He’s made blockbusters like “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” and “Gravity” — the latter won him an Oscar — but he’s also made films deeply rooted in his
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Palm Springs Film Fest: 'Roma' Filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron Picked for Sonny Bono Visionary Award

Palm Springs Film Fest: 'Roma' Filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron Picked for Sonny Bono Visionary Award
Alfonso Cuaron, the Oscar-winning auteur known for films ranging from 2001's Y Tu Mama Tambien to 2004's Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban to 2006's Children of Men to 2013's Gravity, has been tapped by the Palm Springs International Film Festival to receive the fest's Sonny Bono Visionary Award in recognition of his multihyphenate work — as writer, director, producer, cinematographer and film editor — on Roma, a film inspired by his own childhood, which Netflix released in select theaters over the weekend and will begin streaming on Dec. 14.

The 30th edition of Psiff is set to run Jan. 3-14. Cuaron ...
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Star Ace Toys’ Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Harry and Dobby twin-pack revealed

Sideshow and Star Ace Toys have unveiled the Harry Potter and Dobby figure twin-pack which is based on the likeness of the pair in the third film in the series Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. The collectible set is available to pre-order now, priced at $174.99. and is expected to ship between April and June 2019; take a look at the official images here…

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is considerably darker and more adult than the previous two installments. Sideshow and Star Ace are proud to present Harry Potter as he appeared in this movie in his Hogwarts school robes. He also comes with Dobby, the Monster Book of Monsters, Hedwig the Owl, the Marauder’s Map and his wand.

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There's Going to Be a Harry Potter Marathon Playing on Thanksgiving, So Plan Accordingly

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Stuffing your face with copious amounts of turkey isn't the only thing to be pumped about come Thanksgiving day. Harry Potter Weekend is making its way back to cable this year, which means that once you've gotten yourself a healthy helping of every dish in your Thanksgiving spread on Thursday, you'll have some quality programming to keep you entertained before and after you come out of your food coma.

Many fans suspected that Harry Potter Weekend - which used to air on Freeform - had officially come to an end last year, after the cable rights to all the films were signed over from Disney to NBCUniversal. But according to TV Guide, SyFy (an NBCUniversal channel) is getting on board with the tradition and airing all eight movies in the franchise back-to-back, starting with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, on Wednesday night at 11 p.m. Est. See the rest
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There's Going to Be a Harry Potter Marathon Playing on Thanksgiving, So Plan Accordingly

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Stuffing your face with copious amounts of turkey isn't the only thing to be pumped about come Thanksgiving day. Harry Potter Weekend is making its way back to cable this year, which means that once you've gotten yourself a healthy helping of every dish in your Thanksgiving spread on Thursday, you'll have some quality programming to keep you entertained before and after you come out of your food coma.

Many fans suspected that Harry Potter Weekend - which used to air on Freeform - had officially come to an end last year, after the cable rights to all the films were signed over from Disney to NBCUniversal. But according to TV Guide, SyFy (an NBCUniversal channel) is getting on board with the tradition and airing all eight movies in the franchise back-to-back, starting with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, on Wednesday night at 11 p.m. Est. See the rest
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‘Roma’ Review: Alfonso Cuaron Makes His Masterpiece

‘Roma’ Review: Alfonso Cuaron Makes His Masterpiece
If a thing of beauty is a joy forever, as John Keats famously said, then the surpassing loveliness and bracing brilliance of Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma will never pass into nothingness. Not as long as there are film lovers or a Netflix, the streaming service that stepped up to bring the movie (fully financed by Participant Media) to theaters for a limited run. (Its worldwide subscriber base, numbering over 137 million, will have the chance to see it starting Dec. 14th.) In other words, Cuarón’s semi-autobiographical memory piece about his 1970’s childhood in Mexico,
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Fantastic Beasts 2 Is Lowest Scoring Harry Potter Movie on Rotten Tomatoes

Fantastic Beasts 2 Is Lowest Scoring Harry Potter Movie on Rotten Tomatoes
The critics have finally weighed in on Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald and it's not going to be a magical day for many fans of the Wizarding World. The second entry in the Harry Potter prequel series is officially the lowest-rated entry in the franchise to date on Rotten Tomatoes. That could change as more reviews continue to pour in, but it looks like this may have been a step in the wrong direction. At least as far as critics are concerned.

With a total of 35 reviews counted, Fantastic Beasts 2 currently sits at a 60 percent approval rating from critics on the Tomatometer. That is just one percent away from getting an ugly green splat, as opposed to a much more appealing intact red tomato. Here's what Rotten Tomatoes has boiled down the general consensus of these reviews so far down to.

"Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald has glimmers
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Newt Scamader’s Boggart in ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ Is Eddie Redmayne’s Dream

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It seems Remus Lupin took a page out of a young Albus Dumbledore’s book when he had Harry Potter and his classmates line up to take on a boggart in the film “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.”

In the new “Fantastic Beasts” film, “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald,” audiences get to see Jude Law’s much-younger Dumbledore during his teaching days at Hogwarts. In one particular flashback, a young Newt Scamander, played by Joshua Shea, is brought in front of the infamous boggart while in Dumbledore’s Defense Against the Dark Arts class.

The boggart turns into desk, since Newt’s worst fear is being made to work in an office, which makes sense for the famed magizoologist.

Also Read: Who the Hell Is Nagini, the Snake Woman in 'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald'?

During a Q&A following an early fan screening
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Morelia: ‘Chivas – the Movie’ Rocks Morelia

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Morelia, Mexico – “Chivas – the Movie,” the first full-length feature documentary about Mexico’s 112-year old Chivas soccer team held its world premiere Thursday, Oct. 25, at the 16th Morelia Int’l Film Festival. Chivas fans, some wearing the iconic red and white striped Chivas jerseys, crowded the Cinepolis theatre complex in downtown Morelia to cheer their heroes on the red carpet.

Co-directed by Ivan Lopez-Barba and Ruben R. Bañuelos, “Chivas” bows Nov. 23 on 150 screens via Cinepolis’ specialized content label +Quecine, which releases docus, music, cultural and sporting events on select screens across Mexico.

“Chivas de Guadalajara is the most popular soccer team in Mexico and because of its history and its wins, being a team comprised of solely Mexican players makes it emblematic of our times,” said Marco Garcia, manager of +QueCine, Latin America. “It’s an inspiring film, with great motivational power,” he added.

“Chivas – The Movie” is the first producing gig of Amaury Vergara,
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‘Roma’ Director Alfonso Cuarón on Serving as His Own Dp and Recreating His Youth

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‘Roma’ Director Alfonso Cuarón on Serving as His Own Dp and Recreating His Youth
Oscar-winning filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón didn’t know why, but the instinct was clear: “Roma,” his most personal film to date, taken from his memories of growing up in Mexico City, had to be shot in black and white. It wasn’t about conjuring nostalgia or referencing the neorealist masters of old, whose work would later be name-checked in critical assessments of the movie. It was simply an urge he refused to question.

“You have to respect those things,” he says.

Cuarón originally designed the production for three-time Oscar-winning cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki (“Gravity”), but in the end, scheduling dictated that he take the leap himself. Serving as his own director of photography, Cuarón opted for the large-format Alexa 65 digital camera rather than celluloid. It was, of course, a purposeful decision.

“It could not be a nostalgic, old-school black and white,” he says. “If this is a film that’s a look
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Daniel Radcliffe says he no longer gets recognised by kids as being Harry Potter

Daniel Radcliffe has revealed that as time goes on, he gets recognised less and less for being Harry Potter.

Childhood stardom is a strange old thing and one actor who certainly knows a thing or two about it is Daniel Radcliffe, who became a global superstar thanks to his starring role in the Harry Potter franchise.

However, the actor has now revealed to MSNBC’s Morning Joe (via The Telegraph) that kids are no longer really recognising him as the character they love so much: “I do have a thing sometimes where I meet kids now and their parents will bring them up to me and they’ll be like ‘this is Harry Potter’ and the kids will be like ‘no it’s not’”.

While he may be more anonymous to kids these days, Radcliffe remains very thankful and touched that he was able to positively influence as many lives
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Alfonso Cuarón at the Lumière Festival: ‘As a Cineast, You Can Only Make Personal Films’

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Alfonso Cuarón at the Lumière Festival: ‘As a Cineast, You Can Only Make Personal Films’
Lyon, France – Alfonso Cuarón’s inspiration for his award-winning drama “Roma” was none other than Cannes topper Thierry Frémaux, the Mexican director revealed during a masterclass at the 10th Lumière Film Festival in Lyon on Tuesday.

In a wide-ranging conversation with Frémaux, who serves as director of the Institut Lumière, Cuarón recalled how he had been previously working on a completely different project – a pre-historic drama set 50,000 to 100,000 years ago that centered on early humans, when the two met at the Morelia Film Festival in Mexico. Frémaux was unimpressed after hearing about it and instead urged the filmmaker to return to his native Mexico and make another Spanish-language film.

“I tried to explain the project to Thierry. It’s a really good project. It wasn’t an adventure film; it’s more of an intimate story. I was doing a lot of anthropological and archeological research, talking to many experts and I was very enthusiastic.
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Salute to Classics Pays Tribute to Film Luminaries

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Salute to Classics Pays Tribute to Film Luminaries
Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, the Lumière Film Festival in Lyon, France, has cemented its position as a favorite event for generations of leading international filmmakers with its showcase of classic films and tributes to legendary cinematic heroes.

Launched in 2009 by Bertrand Tavernier and Cannes topper Thierry Frémaux, the president and director of the Institut Lumière, respectively, the event has become one of the largest international festivals of classic cinema.

Last year 171,000 festivalgoers attended, up from 160,500 in 2016.

This year’s honorees and guests at the event, running Oct. 13-21, include such luminaries as Jane Fonda, who is receiving the Lumière Award, Peter Bogdanovich, Stephen Frears, Liv Ullmann, Javier Bardem and Jerry Schatzberg.

In addition to a retrospective of her work that will include such films as “Coming Home,” “The China Syndrome,” “Klute” and “On Golden Pond,” Fonda will bring the festival to a close with a tribute to her father,
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Johnny Depp Previews His Character In 'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald'

Although the past few years have been mired in controversy in terms of his relationship with Amber Heard — which is all heading for the courts — Johnny Depp is currently focused on expanding his cameo from the end of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them to taking center stage in next month's Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. In this second prequel to the Harry Potter saga, he plays the dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald, who is attempting to convince the wizarding world to follow him so that he can unleash his secret plan to rule the Muggles (non-magical humans). The only people who can stop him are Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) and Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law). Check out the Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald trailer below! Of the character's evolution, Johnny, 55, told Entertainment Weekly, "You get one brief introduction to Grindelwald in the first one. There were a number
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The Making Of 'Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban' — An Oral History (Exclusive)

Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban, the third chapter in the Harry Potter film series following The Sorcerer's Stone and The Chamber of Secrets, represented a time of change for the students of Hogwarts. They were getting older and, despite the magical setting they found themselves in, were dealing with real-world issues. Among them: Voldemort getting stronger and Harry discovering that his godfather, Sirius Black, who had been framed and imprisoned for a crime he did not commit, had broken free of Azkaban prison. All told, it was a changing world, and change was taking place behind the scenes as well. For starters, Chris Columbus, who had brought the first two films to life, was departing, serving as a producer of Prisoner of Azkaban before leaving the franchise for good, and leaving Alfonso Cuaron in charge of directing. Scroll down to read an oral history on the making of The Prisoner of Azkaban!
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David Cronenberg: Directing Franchise Films Like ‘Star Wars’ Is Not Creative Enough, More Like Playing ‘Traffic Cop’

David Cronenberg: Directing Franchise Films Like ‘Star Wars’ Is Not Creative Enough, More Like Playing ‘Traffic Cop’
David Cronenberg is famous for crafting body horror nightmares like “The Fly” and “Scanners” and hard-hitting dramas such as “Eastern Promises” and “A History of Violence,” but one thing the director has never done is join a franchise behind the camera. Cronenberg got close when he received a call from Lucasfilm for the directing gig on “Return of the Jedi,” but taking on a movie he had no input in creating wasn’t appealing.

“I still recall getting a phone call,” Cronenberg tells Entertainment Weekly about his brief encounter with the “Star Wars” universe. “At that point it was called ‘Revenge of the Jedi’…I was asked if I would be interested in considering that, and meeting with everybody, and I said, with the arrogance of youth — relative youth, anyway — I said, ‘Well, I’m not used to doing other people’s material.’ And there was like a stunned silence and then ‘Click’ — hang up.
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'Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets' — An Oral History (Exclusive)

For Harry Potter on film, things kicked off with Sorcerer’s Stone in 2001 and continued a year later with Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Encompassing young Harry’s second year at Hogwarts, that film kicks off with an elf named Dobby attempting to convince Harry not to return to school. With the help of friend Ron Weasley and the Weasley family’s flying car, he does so anyway, discovering that certain students are being turned to stone. Reuniting with Hermione Granger, the trio learn that the forbidden Chamber of Secrets has been opened, unleashing a creature that is attacking those students with Muggle (human) blood. Eventually Harry meets the spirit of Tom Riddle, who seems friendly at first but is ultimately revealed to be the man who eventually became the dark lord Voldemort. At the same time, Harry tries to cope with being a “celebrity” of sorts at
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Alfonso Cuaron reveals why he chose to direct Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Alfonso Cuaron wasn’t known for making blockbuster movies so why did he choose to direct Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban?

Alfonso Cuaron, the director of critic-friendly films such as Children of Men, Gravity, and the upcoming Roma, wouldn’t be the first name one might think of to direct a film in the Harry Potter franchise but that’s just what he did with The Prisoner of Azkaban.

Why did he take the gig? Well, apparently Guillermo del Toro helped him along after Cuaron was initially sceptical. Speaking to Vanity Fair, Cuaron explained how it all went down:

“I talked with Guillermo, as I always do, and he says, ‘What’s happening? Any projects going on?’ And I said, ‘I’m going for Harry Potter, can you believe it? And I even made fun of it. I hadn’t read the books or seen the films. And
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The Lego Harry Potter Collection Arrives on Switch and Xbox One Next Month

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Get your wands ready as the Lego Harry Potter games are getting a remastered collection for the Nintendo Switch and Xbox One. Come inside to check out a brand new trailer for the upcoming collection!

Next month (October 30th to be exact), Harry Potter and Lego Game fans will have the chance to enjoy the Remastered Lego Harry Potter games, and all the Dlc, on the go with the Nintendo Switch or on their Xbox One. Tt Games and Warner Bros. revealed the collection this morning with a swanky new trailer:

On October 30, 2018, Lego Harry Potter: Collection unites the signature humor of Lego games and the expansive Wizarding World for a thrilling journey full of spell-casting, potion-making, and puzzle-solving fun. Gamers can experience the entire Lego Harry Potter adventure featuring content from the eight films with enhanced graphics, environments, lighting and visual effects, along with two downloadable content (Dlc) packs.
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