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Saban Films Turns 5: How the Indie Studio Grew While Rivals Faltered

  • Variety
Saban Films doesn’t make the most noise. It doesn’t have the splashiest premieres or parties. But the indie film label just quietly did what many of its early rival failed to pull off. It celebrated its fifth anniversary at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

“We stuck to our plan,” Saban Films founder Bill Bromiley told Variety. “Sometimes it was tough seeing our competitors pick up a big movie or pay a lot of money on an awards race. They had all the hype and we were the guys who were sort of in the background.”

Flying a little under the radar served Bromiley and his team well. Saban Films launched in 2014, the same year that Broad Green, an indie label backed by Wall Street multi-millionaire Gabriel Hammond, opened for business. It found itself in competition for films with the likes of Relativity Media, the Orchard, the Weinstein Company,
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Shudder’s June 2019 Releases Include Phantom Of The Paradise, Hagazussa, Ghost Story, The Wailing, Boar, The Exorcist

If you're looking to camp out on your couch instead of under the stars, Shudder has plenty of horror movies to keep you entertained in the air-conditioned comforts of your own home this month, with Phantom of the Paradise, Knife+Heart, Boar, Hagazussa, The Exorcist, and more horror films joining the streaming service's eclectic lineup (which also includes a new podcast Queer Horror curated collection this month).

You can check out the full list of titles coming to Shudder in the Us this month below, and visit Shudder online to learn more about the streaming service.

"Things get wild this month, starting off with the Shudder exclusive big bad pig pic, Boar; a Pride Month collection headlined by the streaming premiere of Knife+Heart; our latest original podcast, Visitations with Elijah Wood & Daniel Noah; a tour through some of our favorite sub-genres with Sam Zimmerman’s Shudder Guides videos, and new additions
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Kristen Stewart to Star in Ben Foster’s Directorial Debut

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Kristen Stewart to Star in Ben Foster’s Directorial Debut
Kristen Stewart will star in Ben Foster’s still-untitled directorial debut, an adaptation of William Burrough’s early works and letters.

Foster and Oren Moverman wrote the screenplay for the project — Celluloid Dreams has acquired the international sales rights for the film that will also star Tom Glynn-Carney.

Olive ProductionsWren Arthur, Waypoint’s Ken Kao, and Sight Unseen’s Moverman are producing, with Olive’s Steve Buscemi serving as executive producer.

Also Read: Elle Fanning, Ben Foster Drama 'Galveston' Acquired by Rlje Films

The film will explore an unusual love triangle between Burroughs (Foster) and his common-law muse Joan Vollmer (Stewart) and an American ex-pat named Allerton (Glynn-Carney). Burroughs is regarded as the primary literary outlaw of the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s, who served as an inspiration to many other writers.

“We have found the perfect partners in Hengameh Panahi and Charlotte Mickie of Celluloid Dreams,” Foster stated.
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Kristen Stewart on the State of Queer Hollywood and ‘Entirely Fluid’ New Directorial Effort

Kristen Stewart on the State of Queer Hollywood and ‘Entirely Fluid’ New Directorial Effort
Like most actresses, Kristen Stewart is ready for a sea change in Hollywood. In the years leading up to her coming out officially on “Saturday Night Live” in 2017, Stewart made some of her best work — (“Personal Shopper” and “Certain Women” both came out in 2016) — but it is only in the last few years that she has embraced playing overtly queer characters. In last year’s “Lizzie,” Stewart played impressionable lover to Chloë Sevigny’s murderous Lizzie Borden. She plays another real life character in “Jt LeRoy,” in theaters this weekend, which capitalizes on early aughts nostalgia by dramatizing a literary heist that fascinated the world.

Stewart served on the 2018 Cannes Film Festival competition jury alongside Cate Blanchett and Ava DuVernay; that year the women of Cannes loudly condemned the festival’s dearth of women filmmakers. The actress has never been afraid to speak her mind, especially when it comes to questions of representation in Hollywood.
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Now Stream This: ‘Destroyer’, ‘A Quiet Place’, ‘Lizzie’, ‘The Legend of Cocaine Island’, ‘The Fly’, ‘Between Worlds’ and More

(Welcome to Now Stream This, a column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.) It’s that time again! Time for more great movies you can stream right now. In this edition of Now Stream This, you’ll find a Nicole Kidman cop drama, Kristen Stewart deconstructing the […]

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Fiona Shaw: ‘I’m delighted to be in with the young crowd!’

After her icy spymaster role in Phoebe Waller Bridge’s Killing Eve, the acclaimed stage actor couldn’t resist a part in Fleabag. Finally, she says, women’s roles are improving

For an actress best known for her classical stage work, Fiona Shaw is suddenly all over our screens. In the last six months, she has popped up on TV in Killing Eve and Mrs Wilson, and in cinemas in Lizzie and Colette. Now she’s about to make a guest appearance in the feverishly awaited second series of Fleabag.

Born in Cork, Shaw left for London in her mid-20s and trained at Rada. Now 60, she made her name at the RSC and the National Theatre, where she shone in some of the great tragic roles, including Medea, Electra, Richard II, Mother Courage and Hedda Gabler. She has won two Olivier awards for best actress and an honorary Cbe for services to drama,
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Fiona Shaw: ‘I’m delighted to be in with the young crowd!’

After her icy spymaster role in Phoebe Waller Bridge’s Killing Eve, the acclaimed stage actor couldn’t resist a part in Fleabag. Finally, she says, women’s roles are improving

For an actress best known for her classical stage work, Fiona Shaw is suddenly all over our screens. In the last six months, she has popped up on TV in Killing Eve and Mrs Wilson, and in cinemas in Lizzie and Colette. Now she’s about to make a guest appearance in the feverishly awaited second series of Fleabag.

Born in Cork, Shaw left for London in her mid-20s and trained at Rada. Now 60, she made her name at the RSC and the National Theatre, where she shone in some of the great tragic roles, including Medea, Electra, Richard II, Mother Courage and Hedda Gabler. She has won two Olivier awards for best actress and an honorary Cbe for services to drama,
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Death is Relived Over and Over Again in Trailer for First Season of Netflix’s Russian Doll, Starring Natasha Lyonne

  • DailyDead
In the same dark comedy spirit of Happy Death Day and Happy Death Day 2U, a woman experiences her demise over and over again in the trailer for the new series Russian Doll, premiering on Netflix on February 1st.

"Russian Doll follows a young woman named Nadia (Natasha Lyonne) on her journey as the guest of honor at a seemingly inescapable party one night in New York City.

Russian Doll is co-created by Natasha Lyonne, Amy Poehler and Leslye Headland, who all serve as executive producers, with Headland and Lyonne as writers for the series. Additional cast include Greta Lee (“KTown”), Yul Vazquez (“Captain Phillips”), Tony Award-winner Elizabeth Ashley (“Ocean’s 8”) and Charlie Barnett (“Chicago Fire”). Golden Globe® winner and Academy Award® nominee Chloë Sevigny (“Lizzie”), SAG Award winner Dascha Polanco (“Orange is the New Black”), Brendan Sexton III, Rebecca Henderson (“Appropriate Behavior”), Jeremy Bobb (“The Knick”), Ritesh Rajan (“Stitchers
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‘Russian Doll’: Netflix Reveals Release Date for Natasha Lyonne Dark Comedy

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‘Russian Doll’: Netflix Reveals Release Date for Natasha Lyonne Dark Comedy
Natasha Lyonne has had an epic career, beginning with her early days as a child star and continuing with roles like the lead role of “Slums of Beverly Hills” and the most sardonic inmate at Litchfield in “Orange Is the New Black.” But her newests Netflix series could be the showcase she’s been looking for since the beginning. “Russian Doll,” co-created by Lyonne, Amy Poehler, and Leslye Headland, is set to premiere February 1, 2019, on Netflix.

The official synopsis reads as follows: “‘Russian Doll’ follows a young woman named Nadia (Natasha Lyonne) on her journey as the guest of honor at a seemingly inescapable party one night in New York City.”

Vague, but intriguing. What that means for Nadia and her sanity is a question that the show will have to answer, but considering that playwright and filmmaker Headland co-created it, the story will be accompanied by the writer/director’s trademark wry wit,
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16 Movies That Really Steamed Up Our Screens in 2018

There's nothing like a sultry movie to carry you away into your dreamiest fantasies, right? This year has been no exception when it comes to sexy movies, and luckily for us, there's a wide range of that very definition. There's a sweeter side of the equation that comes through in romantic movies like the Netflix darling To All the Boys I've Loved Before and the incredible breakthrough hit Crazy Rich Asians. Then there's straight-up hot, steamy sexiness in movies like the final Fifty Shades film and Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. There are even some Lgbtq+ candidates, like Lizzie and Disobedience! To stave off the chill of the cold Winter months, let's revisit some serious heated films from the past year.
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11 Best Movies of 2018, From ‘Paddington 2’ to ‘Eighth Grade’ (Photos)

  • The Wrap
How good a movie year was 2018? Netflix got snubbed from the Cannes Film Festival and still managed to give the world “Roma,” “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs,” “Happy as Lazzaro” and a reconstruction of Orson Welles’ final film (plus two captivating documentaries about its production and restoration). The ubiquitous superhero genre gave us instant classics like “Black Panther” and “Spider-Man: Into the Spider Verse,” and even embraced its sillier side with “Teen Titans Go! to the Movies,” “Aquaman” and “Deadpool 2.” This was a year so great that it gave us not one but two juicy lead roles for John C. Reilly.

Paring the year’s highlights down to 25, let alone 10, was no easy feat, but here goes:

#11-25 (alphabetically): “1985,” “Annihilation,” “A Bread Factory,” “Burning,” “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”, “The Favourite,” “First Reformed,” “Lizzie,” “Private Life,” “Shoplifters,” “Skate Kitchen,” “Stan & Ollie,” “A Star Is Born,” “Tully,” “Zama
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December 11th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2 and Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation Collector’s Editions, The Mangler

  • DailyDead
Ooh, it’s a great week for horror fans, as this Tuesday’s Blu-ray and DVD releases are a stellar bunch of films that will make for great additions to your personal collection of movies to enjoy from the comfort of your own home. Because it is the holiday season, I’m stoked to see Scream Factory show a little love to Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2 with their Collector’s Edition Blu that hits shelves tomorrow, and for those of you who enjoy your horror movies with a side of sleaze, William Lustig’s Maniac has been given the 4K treatment by Blue Underground (and the film has never looked better).

The Mangler is also getting a brand new Blu-ray this week, and Scorpion Releasing is resurrecting Death Ship with their new Special Edition release as well. Vinegar Syndrome is keeping busy with both Ice Cream Man and Beware My Brethren,
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Henry Cavill-Led Psychological Thriller ‘Nomis’ Picked Up by Saban Films

  • The Wrap
Saban Films announced on Wednesday that it has acquired U.S. distribution rights to “Nomis,” a psychological thriller starring Henry Cavill and Oscar winner Ben Kingsley.

The film, written and directed by first-time feature film director David Raymond, follows Marshall (Cavill), a weathered police lieutenant who’s investigating a string of female abductions and murders linked to an online predator. As new leads emerge and the case unravels, Marshall teams with local vigilante (Kingsley) in pursuit of vengeance.

“Nomis” had its world premiere at the closing night of the Los Angeles Film Festival.

Also Read: Saban Films Acquires Us Rights to Michael Caine's 'King of Thieves'

Along with Cavill and Kingsley, “Nomis” also stars Oscar nominee Stanley Tucci, Alexandra Daddario, Minka Kelly and Nathan Fillion.

Raymond also produced alongside Robert Ogden Barnum, Arise PicturesChris Pettit and Buffalo Gals’ Jeff Beesley, and Rick Dugdale.

Bromiley and Jonathan Saba
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Kristen Stewart Joins the Rom-Com Craze, But With a Much-Welcome Lgbtq Love Story

Kristen Stewart Joins the Rom-Com Craze, But With a Much-Welcome Lgbtq Love Story
With romantic-comedies thriving at the box office (“Crazy Rich Asians”) and online, it’s hardly surprising to hear Kristen Stewart is embracing the genre for her next acting gig. Stewart is set to star as one of two leads in “Happiest Season,” a holiday-set romantic-comedy with an Lgbtq love story at the center of the plot.

“Happiest Season” is set to be the latest directorial effort for actress Clea DuVall, who had her feature debut behind the camera with the star-studded 2016 comedy “The Intervention.” Duvall is co-writing the script with her screenwriting partner Mary Holland. The story is set an annual family holiday party where a young woman plans to propose to her girlfriend. The plan gets an unexpected twist when the woman finds out her partner hasn’t come out as gay to her conservative parents.

Both Stewart and DuVall are members of the Lgbtq community, which means “Happiest
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Kristen Stewart in Talks to Star in Holiday Rom-Com ‘Happiest Season’ at TriStar

  • The Wrap
Kristen Stewart in Talks to Star in Holiday Rom-Com ‘Happiest Season’ at TriStar
Kristen Stewart is in talks to star in TriStar Pictures’ “Happiest Season,” a holiday romantic comedy directed by actress and upcoming filmmaker Clea DuVall, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

DuVall, who was recently recognized as one of The Alice Initiative’s top 20 rising filmmakers, will direct “Happiest Season,” based on a screenplay she co-wrote with Mary Holland.

“Happiest Season” is the story of a young woman whose plan to propose to her girlfriend while at her family’s annual holiday party is upended when she discovers her partner hasn’t yet come out to her conservative parents.

Also Read: Kristen Stewart and Chloe Sevigny's 'Lizzie' Creeps to Solid Start at Indie Box Office

Marty Bowen and Isaac Klausner will produce with Jaclyn Huntling overseeing for Temple Hill. Hannah Minghella and Shary Shirazi will oversee the project for TriStar Pictures.

Stewart most recently starred in
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First Look at Hilary Duff in The Haunting of Sharon Tate

First Look at Hilary Duff in The Haunting of Sharon Tate
The 50th anniversary of the Sharon Tate murders happens next year, and there is more interest in the heinous crime than ever before. Most attention has been placed on Quentin Tarantino's upcoming epic Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, which will use the Tate murder as a wraparound for its 60s set story. But there is another Sharon Tate movie coming, and today we have a first look at this true crime psychological thriller.

The Haunting of Sharon Tate stars former Disney princess Hilary Duff in the title role. And she has already been lambasted by Sharon Tate's sister over the movie. It's Margot Robbie playing Sharon Tate in Tarantino's film, which has garnered less vitriol from the Tate family. A first look photo shows what Duff has in store while embedding the character.

Saban Films announced today that they have acquired U.S. distribution rights from Voltage Pictures
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‘Twilight’ Turns 10: 12 Biting Memes, From Shirtless Jacob Jokes to Robot Renesmee Ridicule (Photos)

  • The Wrap
‘Twilight’ Turns 10: 12 Biting Memes, From Shirtless Jacob Jokes to Robot Renesmee Ridicule (Photos)
Whether you were a “Twi-hard” fan or hardcore hater of Stephenie Meyer’s supernatural love-triangle saga, you can’t argue that “Twilight” brought a whole lot of people together online. From memes about questionable plot holes to jokes about Kristen Stewart’s toneless acting (their words not ours!), here are the best “Twilight” memes to celebrate — and mock — the film series all over again as it turns 10:

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1. Stalker or Lover?

Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) and Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) have a… special kind of relationship. While scenes of Edward saving Bella from stalkers and enemy vampires could have left us swooning, fans were quick to notice that Edward’s unflinching obsession with his girl was nothing short of disturbing.

Also Read: 13 Movies That Had Absolutely Awful CGI (Photos)

2. Cold as Ice… Cream

When Bella finally starts to suspect Edward could be a vampire in
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Hollywood’s New Leaders: Agents and Managers

  • Variety
Hollywood’s New Leaders: Agents and Managers
Each year Variety’s New Leaders feature profiles the most prominent up-and-comers in the entertainment business. To determine this year’s worthies, Variety looked across disciplines, from television, digital, music and film, to law and finance, as well as content creators. They were proposed by their bosses and peers who have worked with them and seen their rise. All are age 40 or under, and Variety has measured them by the progress of their career trajectories: do they take calculated risks? How fast have they risen in their companies? Are they innovative and employ solutions to problems that are creative? As part of the salute to the qualities that keep the town humming, filmmaker/producer Travis Knight, who founded Laika Studios and is finishing up the anticipated “Bumblebee” for Paramount, as well as Variety‘s 10 Assistants to Watch along with the New Leaders will be recognized Oct. 17, at the Jeremy Hotel rooftop in West Hollywood.
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'Colette' and 'The Sisters Brothers' Reignite Indie Box Office

  • The Wrap
'Colette' and 'The Sisters Brothers' Reignite Indie Box Office
The indie box office has shaken off the usual Toronto/Venice festival doldrums, with business picking back up thanks to Bleecker Street’s Colette and Annapurna’s The Sisters Brothers.

Colette scored the highest per screen average since the limited release of Searching last month, earning $156,788 from the traditional four-screen L.A./N.Y. launch for a PSA of $39,197. Debuting at Sundance, the film stars Keira Knightley as Gabrielle Colette, the famed French novelist behind “Gigi” who struggled to earn credit for her work because of her domineering husband.

The Sisters Brothers stars Joaquin Phoenix and John C. Reilly as the infamous 19th century assassins Eli and Charlie Sisters, who are sent to hunt down a chemist with a plan to strike it rich during the California Gold Rush. Also released on four screens, the Jacques Audiard-directed Western grossed $122,028 for a per screen average of $30,507.
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Lizzie – Review

Kristen Stewart and Chloë Sevigny in Lizzie. Photo credit: Eliza Morse. Courtesy of Saban Films and Roadside Attractions ©

Lizzie Borden and the gruesome murders of her parents remain in the public imagination, due in part to that memorable childhood rhyme about 40 whacks. Andrew and Abby Borden were found brutally murdered in their home in Fall River, Massachusetts on August 4, 1892, when no one else was there except Lizzie and a servant girl. Yet Lizzie Borden was acquitted of the murders, partly because the jury just could not believe that such a well-brought up young lady from a respectable family could possibly have committed such a horrible crime.

Over the years, there have been lots of theories about what happened that day. Lizzie is a psychological thriller that tells one possible version, one that delves into the family dynamics within the Borden family and the restrictive lives of women in that patriarchal era,
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