Tagged: Film News

Check it Out: Fox Searchlight Creates a Lego Replica of The Grand Budapest Hotel

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Tomorrow Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel will be released on Blu-Ray & DVD. As of today the film has earned $58 million at the American box office and over $100 million worldwide, making it by far his highest grossing film to date. Looking at Anderson’s filmography it’s easy to see why: The Grand Budapest Hotel is a very entertaining film, plot-heavy and star-filled. Fox Searchlight’s marketing push has been just as creative and quirky as Anderson’s films. I especially liked when they revealed the recipe for the Courtesan au ChocolatContinue reading

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Watch: Spoof of Sofia Coppola’s Upcoming ‘Little Mermaid’ Film

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Well, this is only mildly funny. A couple days ago Funny or Die posted a spoof for Sofia Coppola’s upcoming The Little Mermaid film. If you remember back in March it was announced that the Lost in Translation and Somewhere director was going to be at the helm of a live action adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson’s classic fairytale. Because this news seemed so outlandish and far from anything Coppola has done so far the internet didn’t waste anytime and sure enough we got our first spoof (and the movie isn’t even out yet).  Continue reading

Watch: First Theatrical Trailer for Gia Coppola’s Palo Alto (2013) with Emma Roberts

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After releasing a teaser trailer back in August last year, it seemed that everyone had forgotten about Gia Coppola‘s debut feature Palo Alto. The film played at various film festivals, in Venice most notably, and is based on short stories by James Franco. Franco also stars in the movie as a supporting character. Emma Roberts is clearly the lead of the film, which looks to be a coming-of-age story about bored high schoolers. Also co-starring in this movie is Val Kilmer and other Coppola family friends (and relatives).  Continue reading

Sofia Coppola to Direct a Live-Action Version of Hans Christian Anderson’s The Little Mermaid?

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Breaking News: It looks like Academy Award winner Sofia Coppola is negotiating to direct a live-action version of Hans Christian Anderson’s classic fairytale The Little Mermaid for Universal Pictures and Working Title (not Disney). Frequent Tim Burton collaborator and screenwriter Caroline Thompson (Edward Scissorhands) is re-writing the script, which would be the first time Sofia isn’t writing a film she’s directing. It looks like previous projects of the film, which even involved Joe Wright at some point, fell through.  Continue reading

Park Ki-woong Cast to be in Kim Ki-duk’s Upcoming Film ‘Made in China’

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Korean auteur Kim Ki-duk rarely uses the same leading actors twice in his movies. For his follow-up to last year’s Moebius, he decided to cast K-Drama star Park Ki-woong. Kim’s new movie is called Made in China and co-starring with Park is the lovely  Han Chae-ah. So that’s a Bridal Mask reunion then? Should be good. According to Park’s agency: “After being cast, Park Ki Woong has analyzed his character in detail from hairstyle to costume and is working hard to perfectly become Chen”. Yep, sounds like though work.  Continue reading

Watch: First Trailer, Poster and Visually Arresting Stills for Terry Gilliam’s The Zero Theorem (2013) + Bald Christoph Waltz

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After premiering at last year’s Venice Film Festival there hasn’t been much news or buzz for Terry Gilliam‘s new film The Zero Theorem. Maybe the film wasn’t as well received by critics as expected or maybe it was just too weird? Who knows. Last week the first trailer was released by Voltage Pictures, unfortunately in 360p quality. Since I don’t do poor quality and the film’s striking visual deserve to be seen in gorgeous HD, I waited to post this. Now it’s finally here the first trailer starring no one other than my boy Christoph Waltz (Inglorious BasterdsDjango Unchained)!  Continue reading

Lars von Trier Rocking His ‘Persona Non Grata’ T-Shirt at the Berlin International Film Festival

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Lars von Trier is awesome. If you needed more proof of that he’s not only an amazing director, but also a marketing genius: Here’s a picture of how he showed up at the red carpet for the premiere of the uncut version of Nymphomaniac: Volume I at the Berlin International Film Festival. After making some unfortunate jokes about Hitler during the 64th Cannes Film Festival of 2011, when his penultimate film Melancholia won Kirsten Dunst the Best Actress Award, he was declared Persona Non GrataContinue reading

Werner Herzog is Doing a Movie with Mike Tyson, Pamela Anderson and Russell Brand?

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Wow. This is awesome! I wanted to highlight this news I just read on Indiewire, because it seems so outlandish and of course because I’m a  huge Werner Herzog fan. It was just announced that retired professional boxer Mike Tyson and Baywatch actress Pamela Anderson will be joining Russell Brand in the German auteur’s new project Vernon God Little. Not much is known about the movie as of right now and Herzog is still working on his upcoming fiction film Queen of the DesertContinue reading

86th Academy Awards: Here are the 2014 Oscar Nominees – Any Thoughts?

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Finally in. The much awaited Oscar Nominations! Take a look at the list below and let me know what you think. Do you agree with the Academy? Did they leave out anything you absolutely wanted to see on this list? Is it better or worse than other years or about on par? Just let me know what your thoughts are, I am very curious. The official Oscar Ceremony will take place March 2nd, 2014 at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood. Ellen DeGeneres will be hosting the show, so it should be good.  Continue reading

New Trailer for John Turturro’s ‘Fading Gigolo’ starring Woody Allen as a Pimp

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Written, directed and starring John Turturro, Fading Gigolo premiered at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. It’s one of those rare movies that stars Woody Allen, but isn’t his brainchild. Although, looking at this trailer Woody is pretty much playing his usual anxious and obnoxious Manhattan Jew character, that launched his career. Even some of his lines sound like something out of his movies.  Continue reading