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Afm: Sniper Drama ‘Downrange’ Scores European Sales

Mpi Media Group has closed European sales on the Ryuhei Kitamura sniper drama “Downrange” at the American Film Market.

Deals have concluded with Wild Side for France, Splendid for Germany and Benelux, Pictureworks for India, Koch for Italy, Phoenicia for Mideast, Njuta for Scandinavia, and A Contracorriente for Spain.

Produced by Genco, the film follows a group of road-tripping college students whose van breaks down along a remote stretch of highway as they fall into the crosshairs of an enigmatic sniper. Japanese helmer Kitamura is best known for directing “The Midnight Meat Train.”

The company said, “This thoroughly 21st century nightmare, featuring rawly effective performances, drags the audience into the unknowably thrilling and excruciatingly tense drama unfolding before them which is sure to be a standout at this year’s Midnight Madness.”

Nicola Goelzhaeuser, Mpi’s VP of international sales, said, “Afm has once again proven to be an important and vital market for independent films. We are
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Altice Steps Into Feature Film With Agnes Jaoui’s ‘Place Publique’

Altice Steps Into Feature Film With Agnes Jaoui’s ‘Place Publique’
Altice, Patrick Drahi’s global telco and communications group, is set to co-finance Agnes Jaoui’s “Place Publique,” the company’s first investment in a feature film.

Place Publique” is produced by Saïd Ben Saïd at Paris-based Sbs Productions, the outfit behind Paul Verhoeven’s Oscar-nominated “Elle.”

Place Publique” is written by Jaoui (pictured at Cannes this year, where she sat on the festival’s official jury) and her regular co-author Jean-Pierre Bacri, who is also the film’s protagonist. The two have collaborated, both before and behind the camera, on a flurry of movies that have become cult hits, notably “The Taste of Others.”

Bacri stars as Castro, a once-famous TV host who gets together with old friends, including his ex-wife, at a housewarming party on the outskirts of Paris. Over the course of the party, it becomes obvious that success has changed Castro, who used to share the idealistic political views of his former wife
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Bella Thorne Shows Her Wild Side In New Photos & Netflix Movie

Bella Thorne has been in the news lately for her nights out with Kourtney Kardashian’s ex, Scott Disick. Last month, during the Cannes Film Festival, Thorne and Disick were seen in compromising positions outside a private villa together. Thorne left abruptly, claiming that Disick was way too much of a partier for her liking. Since then, […]

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Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost Are Back On! Star Spotted Getting Cozy with SNL Funnyman in the Hamptons

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Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost Are Back On! Star Spotted Getting Cozy with SNL Funnyman in the Hamptons
ScarJo and CoJo are back on!

After what appeared to be a brief hiatus, Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost have rekindled their romance, a source confirms to People.

The actress and the Saturday Night Live star were spotted on Friday getting cozy on a love seat while out to dinner at the Huntting Inn’s Palm restaurant in East Hampton, New York. Jost had celebrated his 35th birthday the day before.

Page Six first reported the news.

The sweet outing came weeks after Johansson was photographed holding hands with her high-profile entertainment lawyer, Kevin Yorn, in June in New York
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Pretty Packaging: Sculpting Time With The Andrei Tarkovsky Boxset

When we think of pretty packaging of DVD/Blu-ray releases, the usual disc-pimping suspects pop up: Arrow, Cj-Entertainment, Criterion (when so minded), Anime Limited, Eureka, Funimation, Wild Side Video, Sentai Filmworks... Curzon Arificial Eye will generally not be in that shortlist, though that's not a slur on their ability as a distributor. Not unlike the British Film Institute, they have a very impressive catalogue with plenty of certified classics in it, and their releases are often perfectly decent, if not very flashy. That goes for their boxsets too. But even they clearly felt inspired when designing a boxset for Andrei Tarkovsky's films. Called "The Deluxe Collection", the limited (and numbered) set is meant as a companion piece to the "Sculpting Time" retrospective, a touring programme which...

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Night of the Demon (Rendez-vous avec la peur)

Night of the Demon (Rendez-vous avec la peur)
This French disc release of the Jacques Tourneur classic gets everything right — including both versions in picture perfect transfers. Devil debunker Dana Andrews locks horns with Niall MacGinnis, a necromancer “who has decoded the Old Book” and can summon a fire & brimstone monster from Hell, no election fraud necessary. Even fans that hate ghost stories love this one — it’s a truly creepy, intelligent highlight of the horror genre.

Night of the Demon

Region A + B Blu-ray + Pal DVD

Wild Side (Fr)

1957 / B&W / 1:66 widescreen / 95 & 82 min. / Street Date November 27, 2013 / Curse of the Demon, Rendez-vous avec la peur / Available from Amazon UK or Foreign Exchange Blu-ray

Starring: Dana Andrews, Peggy Cummins, Niall MacGinnis, Maurice Denham,

Athene Seyler

Cinematography: Ted Scaife

Production Designer: Ken Adam

Special Effects: George Blackwell, S.D. Onions, Wally Veevers

Film Editor Michael Gordon

Original Music: Clifton Parker

Written by Charles Bennett and Hal E. Chester

from the
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See All the Clues Hoda Kotb Adopted and What Inspired Daughter Haley Joy’s Name

See All the Clues Hoda Kotb Adopted and What Inspired Daughter Haley Joy’s Name
Hoda Kotb was ready to become a mom.

The Today co-anchor announced she adopted a daughter, Haley Joy, on Tuesday morning and her co-host, Matt Lauer, pointed out on-air all the adorable ways Kotb hinted at this huge change in her life.

More: Zoe Saldana Announces Birth of Third Child With Husband Marco Perego -- Find Out His Cute Name!

“And suddenly you just know it’s time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings," she shared on Instagram last week, along with a series of inspirational quotes following it.

If not now…then when?” another read.

“For all the things my hands have held the best by far is you,” one sweet post on Friday said.

Kotb is known to traditionally post quotes on her social account but her latest, as Lauer said, appeared as though she was “trying to tell us something.”

Kotb then spoke to the morning show team via the
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French arthouse Svod Service Nowave Inks Pact with Wide Side (Exclusive)

French arthouse Svod Service Nowave Inks Pact with Wide Side (Exclusive)
Berlin– Nowave, the Svod service specializing in arthouse world cinema, has closed a library deal with French distribution company Wild Side, the Wild Bunch-owned video distribution company.

Nowave was created by Bérangère Dastarac 18 months ago with the idea to showcase non-mainstream auteur films, genre movies and shorts, many of which have played festivals and have not been released in theaters.

“We’re aiming to give more visibility to great films that have gone unnoticed because they got lost in the flood of theatrical releases,” said Dastarac, who added that the service’s model was particularly attractif to right-holders as it offers a 50/50 revenue sharing.

Dastarac, who produced several films including “Winter of Discontent” and “Sing Freedom,” has enlisted several industry players and journalists to curate selection of films by theme in order to maximize content editorialization and attract younger audiences, particularly millennials.

For instance, Nowave just featured a curation focusing on Pinku movies,
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Pretty Packaging: Sweet Smell Of Success Smells Sweet By Any Other Name

While not particularly successful at the box office, Patrick Mackendrick's 1957 film Sweet Smell of Success has over the years gained the status of classic, thanks to its searing script and the fantastically slimy performances by its two leads Tony Curtis and Burt Lancaster (check out Dave Canfield's review of the Criterion edition to find out more). And in France, where the film is known as Le Grand Chantage, it has now been given a stellar release by Wild Side Video. Wild Side Video has several different approaches on how to tackle its special editions. Sometimes they create beautiful boxes which add a book or two to their general release, like they did with The Red Turtle and Snowpiercer. But sometimes they release books. Big,...

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Lone Wolf and Cub

You'll always be careful with knives after seeing the outrageous, impossibly gory violence of this brain-warping samurai series from the early 1970s. Tomisaburo Wakabayashi rolls his tiny tot Daigoro through feudal Japan, looking for trouble. There's simply been nothing like it: breathtakingly beautiful images aestheticize bloodletting as never before or since. Lone Wolf and Cub Sword of Vengeance, Baby Cart at the River Styx, Baby Cart to Hades, Baby Cart in Peril, Baby Cart in the Land of Demons, White Heaven in Hell + Shogun Assassin Blu-ray The Criterion Collection 841 1972-1974 / Color / 2:40 widescreen / 630 + min. / available through The Criterion Collection / Street Date November 8, 2016 / 99.95 Starring Tomisaburo Wakayama, Akihiro Tomikawa. Written by Kazuo Koike, Goseki Kojima Produced by Shintaro Katsu, Hisaharu Matsubara, Tomisaburo Wakayama Directed by Kenji Misumi, Buichi Saito, Yoshiyuki Kuroda

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

In an unexpected move, Criterion has released one of the most influential Japanese film series of the 1970s,
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Cat People

This kitty needs no introduction: Simone Simon is the purring-sweet immigrant with a dark atavistic secret. It's Val Lewton's debut smash hit. The real hero is director Jacques Tourneur, who conveys a feeling of real life being lived that won over audiences of 1942 and drew them into his web of fantasy. Cat People Blu-ray The Criterion Collection 833 1942 / B&W / 1:37 flat Academy / 73 min. / available through The Criterion Collection / Street Date September 20, 2016 / 39.95 Starring Simone Simon, Kent Smith, Tom Conway, Jane Randolph, Jack Holt, Elizabeth Russell, Theresa Harris. Cinematography Nicholas Musuraca Art Direction Albert S. D'Agostino, Walter E. Keller Film Editor Mark Robson Original Music Roy Webb Written by De Witt Bodeen Directed by Jacques Tourneur

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

Val Lewton never had to be 'discovered,' actually. Life magazine awarded him his own photo layout and the critics praised him as the maker of a new brand of psychologically based horror films.
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Disney Channel Adventures In Babysitting Airs June 24th, on DVD June 28th

The 100th Disney Channel Original Movie, Adventures In Babysitting starring popular actresses and recording artists Sabrina Carpenter (“Girl Meets World”) and Sofia Carson (“Descendants”), premieres Friday, June 24 (8:00 p.m. Edt) on Disney Channel. The re-imagined tale of the popular 1980s film of the same name will be available one week in advance, Friday, June 17, to verified users on the Disney Channel app and via VOD. The premiere of “Adventures in Babysitting” will be ushered in by the “100th Dcom Celebration,” a nostalgic programming event across Disney Channel, the Disney Channel App and VOD featuring every Dcom ever made.

The “Adventures in Babysitting” premiere telecast is sponsored by Post Fruity Pebbles and Cocoa Pebbles. It will be followed by the premiere of Disney Channel’s new comedy series “Bizaardvark.”

In a heartfelt story that celebrates individuality, friendship and self-empowerment, the live-action adventure comedy made for kids, tweens and families, pays
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Cannes: Pablo Larrain’s Gael Garcia Bernal-starrer ‘Neruda’ Closes France, U.K., Germany, Italy (Exclusive)

Cannes: Pablo Larrain’s Gael Garcia Bernal-starrer ‘Neruda’ Closes France, U.K., Germany, Italy (Exclusive)
Madrid –Co-financed by Participant Media, Gael Garcia Bernal starrer “Neruda,” directed by Chile’s Pablo Larrain (“No” “The Club”) and one of the highest-profile entries at Cannes 2016 Directors’ Fortnight, has closed robust pre-sales in the four biggest of Europe’s Big Five territories. Alongside the U.S., these rank as the world’s weightiest markets for foreign-language cross-over fare.

Jeff Skoll’s Participant Media acquired North American rights as part of its co-financing deal.

Now Wild Bunch Distribution has closed France, Piffl Medien Germany/Austria, Good Films rights to Italy, and Network Distributing the U.K. In a relationship with Pablo Larrain which dates back to “Tony Manero,” Paris-based sales agent Funny Balloons has also licensed “Neruda” to Hong Kong (Golden Scene), Portugal (Alambique) and Switzerland (Filmcoopi).

Twentieth Century Fox will distribute “Neruda” in Chile. Spain-based co-produced Setembro Films holds rights to Spain, Argentine producer Az Films those to Argentina.
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Meghan Trainor Drops New Music Video For ‘No,’ Groping Herself And Dancers

Grammy winner Meghan Trainor just dropped a new risqué music video for her song “No.” Meghan Trainor Shows Wild Side In ‘No’ Video After winning the prestigious Best New Artist award at the Grammys earlier this year, the singer has dropped her new video and it features bossy dance moves, fishnet stockings and serious girl power. Trainer dances to […]

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Review: 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' - 'The Swedes': You're a friend of mine

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Review: 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' - 'The Swedes': You're a friend of mine
A review of tonight's "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" coming up just as soon as you're what sneezes are... After a couple of episodes in a row that seemed to be "Brooklyn" leaning too hard into areas where the series tends to struggle, "The Swedes" was the show back in excellent form — and, interestingly, while operating in places that have also been problems in the past. While the show tends to cast great guest stars, for instance, the regular cast is so big and so good that bringing in outsiders for prominent roles can often through episodes out of balance. But while Riki Lindhome and Anders Holm added some amusing creepiness as the eponymous Swedes, they were there primarily for Jake and Rosa to react to, which still made it a story about our regulars. And Neil deGrasse Tyson's appearance was kept at the appropriate cameo length, with enough time for some
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Highlights from Reddit Ama with 'Tangerine' Director Sean Baker and Stars Mya Taylor and James Ransone

Highlights from Reddit Ama with 'Tangerine' Director Sean Baker and Stars Mya Taylor and James Ransone
Read More: Sundance Review: 'Tangerine' is a Charming Buddy Comedy About Transgender Prostitutes in L.A. In preparation for the theatrical release of "Tangerine" this Friday, writer-director Sean Baker joined stars Mya Taylor and James Ransone for a Reddit Ama to discuss their Sundance Film Festival hit. The micro-budget film follows prostitutes Sin-Dee and Alexandra on a mission to find Sin-Dee's pimp boyfriend, who is rumored to have cheated on her while she was in jail. Intriguingly, the film was shot by Baker entirely on an iPhone 5s. Here are some of the highlights from the Ama:  How is "Tangerine" different from the other movies that have been made about transgender people? What more does this film have to offer to the audience? Baker: "Well, our two leads are transgender, which we believe is pretty different, but also our approach leans more towards comedy. There is another film
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Kike Maillo’s ‘Toro’ Goes To Wild Side in France (Exclusive)

Kike Maillo’s ‘Toro’ Goes To Wild Side in France (Exclusive)
Paris-based Wild Side has taken all French distribution rights to Kike Maillo’s action thriller “Toro,” one of the most awaited Spanish films for next year.

Handled by Vicente CanalesFilm Factory Entertainment, “Toro” has also been acquired by Moscow-based All Media Company for Cis territories, Selim Ramia & Co for Middle East and Cinemundo in Portugal.

Film will be ready for delivery by 2016’s first quarter, Canales said.

A groundbreaking full-on upscale action thriller in Spain, “Toro” boast a topnotch cast led by three of Spain’s most popular actors: Mario Casas (“Unit 7”), Luis Tosar (“El Nino”) and Jose Sacristan (“Magical Girl”).

Described as a hyper-realistic film that unspools over 48 hours, “Toro” toplines Casas as an ex-con going straight until he receives the unexpected visit of his brother, whom he hasn’t seen in five years, asking for help because he owes a lot of money to a dangerous gangster.
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Berlin: Italy’s Indiana and Wildside Form Inside to Lure Foreign Shoots to Italy (Exclusive)

Emerging Italian production players Wildside and Indiana have joined forces to form Inside, a new outfit dedicated to luring foreign productions to Italy where a flurry of international shoots is starting to flock, including MGM’s “Ben Hur” and upcoming James Bond pic “Spectre.”

The new company, a first for Italy, is being conceived as a “one-stop-shop” to provide executive production services and also location scouting, casting, accounting, legal, fund-raising assistance and access to other Italian and European soft money resources, said Indiana’s Benedetto Habib.

Wildside is the producer of films such as Adam Driver-starrer “Hungry Hearts,” and Sky’s high-profile TV skein “1992,” which bows Feb. 9 in Berlin. Indiana is the shingle behind Paolo Virzi’s “Human Capital,” which screened at Tribeca last year, among other titles.

Wild side’s Mario Gianani underscored that the two companies “have broad shoulders” which “can help maximise obtainable resources and use
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Q&A: Wild Bunch’s Vincent Maraval Unveils Pan-European Digital Distribution Company

Paris: Building on its experiment with Abel Ferrara’s “Welcome to New York,” Wild Bunch is launching a pan-European digital distribution company.

Following the footsteps of TWC/Radius, A24 or IFC Films in the U.S., the Paris-based studio will acquire fresh movies for digital distribution in key European markets where it’s already established: In France (with Wild Bunch and Wild Side) Germany (with Wild Bunch Germany and Senator), in Italy (with Bim), in Spain (with Vertigo). In the U.K., Wild Bunch inked a pact with Altitude.

Unveiled less than two months following the roll-out of Netflix across continental Europe, Wild Bunch’s digital company also plans on being involved in financing and co-producing movies with U.S. partners.

Netflix sparked concerns in France last week when it nabbed exclusive rights to “St.Vincent” and “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby” with Jessica Chastain for Gaul, therefore bypassing the sacrosanct theatrical release.
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