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International Newswire: ‘Mathilde’ Director to Helm Biopics about Shostakovich, Soviet Rock Star

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International Newswire: ‘Mathilde’ Director to Helm Biopics about Shostakovich, Soviet Rock Star
In today’s International Newswire, the director of the controversial Russian film ‘Mathilde’ pushes forward with his follow-up projects, A&E puts more focus on producing local content, and Women and Hollywood celebrates London ‘trailblazers’.

Director Alexey Uchitel, whose sumptuous period melodrama “Mathilde” elicited a hostile response from some religious and nationalist groups in Russia, has spoken about his upcoming projects to international press at the first Fipresci colloquium dedicated to Russian cinema in St. Petersburg. “Mathilde’s” sales company has also disclosed the latest deals on the pic.

Uchitel’s next feature will center on the late Soviet rock-star Viktor Tsoi, he said. He is also developing a project about Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich. The helmer will no doubt be hoping for a warmer reception for these movies than that which greeted “Mathilde,” which recounts the passionate affair between the future Tsar Nicholas II and the Imperial Ballet star Mathilde Kschessinska.

The film almost
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Ron Howard Will Teach You Directing, In Case There’s a ‘Star Wars’ in Your Future — Watch

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Ron Howard Will Teach You Directing, In Case There’s a ‘Star Wars’ in Your Future — Watch
“We all have our own instincts. What we have to do is back up that instinct with something called craft,” explains Ron Howard in the trailer for his first ever online directing course, brought to you by MasterClass. In the class, the Oscar-winning filmmaker behind “Apollo 13” and “A Beautiful Mind” will cover topics such as camera technique, casting, working with actors, evaluating ideas, and collaboration. From the nuggets of wisdom he drops in the trailer alone, this is one you won’t want to miss.

“You have to understand one thing about directing,” says Howard. “Every project you get involved with, ultimately, is just going to find its way to breaking your heart.”

Read More:Samuel L. Jackson Is Teaching Acting, and Sharing His Best-Kept Audition Secrets — Watch

In addition to Howard’s, MasterClass also announced exciting new roster of instructors, including courses from Helen Mirren, Stephen Curry, Thomas Keller,
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Game Night Trailer Invites Jason Bateman to a Murder Mystery Party

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Game Night Trailer Invites Jason Bateman to a Murder Mystery Party
New Line Cinema has released the first trailer for Game Night, the studio's upcoming action comedhy starring Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams. John Francis Daley & Jonathan Goldstein are directing, marking their second film as co-directors following Vacation. The filmmakers have assembled an all-star cast around Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams for this comedy about a group of friends whose innocent game night is taken to a whole new level.

Bateman and McAdams star as Max and Annie, whose weekly couples game night gets kicked up a notch when Max's charismatic brother, Brooks (Kyle Chandler), arranges a murder mystery party, complete with fake thugs and faux federal agents. So when Brooks gets kidnapped, it's all part of the game...right? But as the six uber-competitive gamers set out to solve the case and win, they begin to discover that neither this "game," nor Brooks, are what they seem to be. Over
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‘The Other Side of the Wind’: All-Star Team of Oscar Winners Set to Complete Orson Welles’ Final Movie

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‘The Other Side of the Wind’: All-Star Team of Oscar Winners Set to Complete Orson Welles’ Final Movie
The Other Side of the Wind,” Orson Welles’ unfinished last movie, is nearing completion, Variety reports. Netflix announced in March that it was acquiring the movie and funding the competition effort, which has been overseen by producers Frank Marshall and Filip Jan Rymsza. As the movie enters the post-production phase, Netflix and the producers have brought on an all-star team of Oscar winners to help assist with the movie’s restoration, including Oscar-winning editor Bob Murawski and sound mixer Scot Millan. Negative cutter Mo Henry is also being brought on.

Read More:Netflix Acquires ‘The Other Side of the Wind,’ Orson Welles’ Unfinished Swan Song

After all these years, I can’t quite believe we are starting post production on ‘The Other Side of the Wind,'” Marshall told Variety. “Thanks to Netflix, we have been able to assemble an amazingly talented post-production team to take on the exciting and daunting
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Orson Welles’ Final Film ‘Other Side of the Wind’ Nears Completion, Hires Post-Production Team (Exclusive)

Orson Welles’ Final Film ‘Other Side of the Wind’ Nears Completion, Hires Post-Production Team (Exclusive)
Orson Welles’ unfinished final film, “The Other Side of the Wind,” is nearing completion following the hiring of Academy Award winners Bob Murawski as editor and Scott Millan as sound mixer.

The producers have also tapped negative cutter Mo Henry, who has worked on more than 300 films, along with Ruth Hasty as post-production supervisor.

Netflix acquired global rights in March to ‘The Other Side of the Wind” and is financing the completion of the movie with plans for a 2018 release. The film was shot by Welles beginning in 1970 from a screenplay he co-wrote with Oja Kodar. It stars John Huston, Peter Bogdanovich, Kodar, Robert Random, Lilli Palmer, Edmond O’Brien, Cameron Mitchell, Mercedes McCambridge, Susan Strasberg, Norman Foster, Paul Stewart, and Dennis Hopper.

Producer Frank Marshall, who served as a production manager on the original production and has led efforts to complete this film for more than 40 years, is overseeing completion of the film with consultation from Bogdanovich
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Jon Favreau’s The Lion King Cast Features Beyonce, Alfre Woodard, Donald Glover, Seth Rogen and John Oliver

The all-star lineup for director Jon Favreau’s new take on Disney’s 1994 classic animated film The Lion King includes stars from the film, TV, theater and music arenas. Featuring pioneering filmmaking techniques, the film welcomes back to the big screen iconic characters that audiences have long treasured—but in a whole new way.

From Disney Live Action, The Lion King is slated for U.S. theaters on July 19, 2019.

“It is a director’s dream to assemble a talented team like this to bring this classic story to life,” said Favreau.

Lions rule the African savanna in The Lion King which welcomes Donald Glover (“Atlanta,” “Solo: A Star Wars Story”) as future king Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter (“Dreamgirls,” “Lemonade” visual album) as Simba’s friend-turned-love interest Nala, and James Earl Jones (“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” “Field of Dreams”) as Simba’s wise and loving father, Mufasa, reprising his
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Beyonce Confirmed for Disney's Lion King, Full Cast Announced

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Beyonce Confirmed for Disney's Lion King, Full Cast Announced
The all-star lineup for director Jon Favreau's new take on Disney's 1994 classic animated film The Lion King includes stars from the film, TV, theater and music arenas. Featuring pioneering filmmaking techniques, the film welcomes back to the big screen iconic characters that audiences have long treasured-but in a whole new way. From Disney Live Action, The Lion King is slated for U.S. theaters on July 19, 2019. Here's what director Jon Favreau had to say in a statement.

"It is a director's dream to assemble a talented team like this to bring this classic story to life."

Lions rule the African savanna in The Lion King, which welcomes Donald Glover (Atlanta, Solo: A Star Wars Story) as future king Simba, Beyonc&#233 Knowles-Carter (Dreamgirls, Lemonade visual album) as Simba's friend-turned-love interest Nala, and James Earl Jones (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Field of Dreams) as Simba's wise and loving father,
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Review: James Horner A Life In Music at the Royal Albert Hall

Sean Wilson reviews the tribute concert in memory of the late Titanic composer…

It takes a special composer to stamp a singular and enduring personality over the films they score, but James Horner was that person. Tragically killed in a plane crash in 2015 Horner’s death was massive blow for the soundtrack industry, the loss of a musical titan who, although controversial, injected extraordinary amounts of heart, beauty and sincerity into his soundtracks.

Horner’s richly melodic approach was on fine display in the Royal Albert Hall tribute concert, A Life In Music, his extraordinary and multifaceted career more than done justice by London’s Cinematic Sinfonia orchestra and Crouch End Festival Chorus, all under the baton of reliable conductor Ludwig Wicki. The nuances of Horner’s music, from the galloping intricacy of the brass writing to the yearning, searching strings and poignant woodwinds, demanded a robust and vibrant live performance,
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October Horrors 2017 Day 19 – Frailty (2001)

Frailty, 2001.

Directed by Bill Paxton.

Starring Bill Paxton, Matthew McConaughey, Powers Boothe, Matt O’Leary, and Jeremy Sumpter.

Synopsis:

A young man arrives at the Dallas offices of the FBI claiming to have vital information regarding the elusive “God’s Hand” killer who has been terrorising the local area. Speaking with the agent in charge of the investigation, the young man spins a tale of religious fanaticism, murder and family loyalty where the truth is perhaps stranger than fiction.

Earlier this year we bid a sad farewell to the popular cult actor Bill Paxton. From his collaborations with James Cameron including but not limited to Aliens and Titanic, his work in blockbusters like Apollo 13 and Twister to his critically acclaimed performance in the TV series Big Love, Paxton was a supremely talented and loveable actor who will be sorely missed.

So as a tribute to the late Mr. Paxton,
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Ron Howard Reveals Simple Title for Han Solo Standalone Film

Director Ron Howard (Apollo 13) has revealed the official title for the upcoming Han Solo film via the director’s twitter. In the video Howard announced that the film has wrapped up shooting and thanked the cast and crew for their hard work. The director went on to ask someone of screen if he can say the name of the movie which then a pair of familiar furry hands (Chewy) passes a black board to Howard. The director then flips the board around revealing the official title for the Solo film.

Solo: A Star Wars Story. Yup. It doesn’t get any more simple than that. Howard then signs off with “I’ll see you next year.” The film has a release date of May 25, 2018.

Since the film hits theaters next Spring, one has to wonder if we will get to see a trailer or at least a teaser trailer
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St. Louis: We Have Passes to an Advance Screening of ‘Geostorm’ Up For Grabs!

Fiends! Who loves disaster films?! We have some passes to an Advance Screening to Geostorm on Wednesday, October 18. We’ve made this one super simple for you as well.

After an unprecedented series of natural disasters threatened the planet, the world’s leaders came together to create an intricate network of satellites to control the global climate and keep everyone safe. But now, something has gone wrong—the system built to protect the Earth is attacking it, and it’s a race against the clock to uncover the real threat before a worldwide geostorm wipes out everything…and everyone along with it.

Dean Devlin (writer/producer, “Independence Day”) makes his feature film directorial debut with suspense thriller “Geostorm,” starring Gerard Butler (“Olympus Has Fallen,” “300”), Jim Sturgess (“Cloud Atlas”), Abbie Cornish (“Limitless”), Alexandra Maria Lara (“Rush”), Daniel Wu (“The Man with the Iron Fists,” “Warcraft: The Beginning”), with Oscar nominees Ed Harris (“The Hours,
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Win Passes To The Advance Screening Of Geostorm In St. Louis

After an unprecedented series of natural disasters threatened the planet, the world’s leaders came together to create an intricate network of satellites to control the global climate and keep everyone safe. But now, something has gone wrong—the system built to protect the Earth is attacking it, and it’s a race against the clock to uncover the real threat before a worldwide geostorm wipes out everything…and everyone along with it.

Dean Devlin (writer/producer, “Independence Day”) makes his feature film directorial debut with suspense thriller “Geostorm,” starring Gerard Butler (“Olympus Has Fallen,” “300”), Jim Sturgess (“Cloud Atlas”), Abbie Cornish (“Limitless”), Alexandra Maria Lara (“Rush”), Daniel Wu (“The Man with the Iron Fists,” “Warcraft: The Beginning”), Eugenio Derbez (“How to Be a Latin Lover”), with Oscar nominees Ed Harris (“The Hours,” “Apollo 13”) and Andy Garcia (“The Godfather: Part III”).

The music is by Lorne Balfe (“The Lego® Batman
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Pablo Schreiber joins First Man as astronaut Jim Lovell

American GodsPablo Schreiber has become the latest addition to the cast of First Man, the upcoming biopic of Neil Armstrong and the Apollo 11 Moon landing.

Schreiber is set to take on the role of astronaut Jim Lovell, the commander of Apollo 13 (he was played by Tom Hanks in the Ron Howard movie), who is one of only 24 people to have flown to the moon, and the only person to have flown there twice without landing.

First Man will see Damien Chazelle’s La La Land star Ryan Gosling as Neil Armstrong, while the rest of the cast includes Corey Stoll (Buzz Aldrin), Kyle Chandler (Deke Slayton), Jason Clarke (Ed White), Jon Bernthal (David Scott), Shea Whigham (Gus Grissom), Brian d’Arcy James (Joseph A. Walker), and Claire Foy (Janet Shearon).
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All the Throwback Set Photos You Need to See, From Mean Girls to 10 Things I Hate About You

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All the Throwback Set Photos You Need to See, From Mean Girls to 10 Things I Hate About You
Ever wonder what the stars of your favorite movies and TV shows got up to when the cameras weren’t rolling? Well, we have some partial answers for you.

Keep scrolling to see the best behind-the-scenes shots from decades past. They’re totally phat, gnarly, groovy and … you get the idea:

Lizzy Caplan, Jonathan Bennett, Amy Poehler, Lindsay Lohan and Nicole Crimi in Mean Girls.

Amy Poehler and Nicole Crimi in Mean Girls.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Andrew Keegan, Julia Stiles, Heath Ledger, Larisa Oleynik, Gabrielle Union-Wade, and David Krumholtz in 10 Things I Hate About You.

Zoë Saldana, Taryn Manning and Britney Spears in Crossroads.
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Damien Chazelle Astronaut Movie ‘First Man’ Finds Its Jim Lovell

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Damien Chazelle Astronaut Movie ‘First Man’ Finds Its Jim Lovell
Exclusive: American Gods star Pablo Schreiber will play astronaut Jim Lovell in Damien Chazelle’s moon-mission movie First Man. Lovell had quite the résumé: Best known as the commander of Apollo 13 — played by Tom Hanks in the 1995 Ron Howard movie — he is one of only 24 people to have flown to the moon, the first of only three to fly to the big rock twice and the only one to have flown there twice without making an actual landing. He also is the first person to fly in…
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Movie taglines: an underappreciated art form

Guy Buckland Oct 4, 2017

We salute the highs, lows and plain hilarious in the world of the movie tagline...

Hanging proudly on the wall of a room in my house where I escape to watch films and play videogames (a room that you can call anything you like, but – for the love of all that is decent – must not be referred to as a ‘man cave’) is a framed poster for a movie I have never seen. A movie that I shall probably never see.

It takes pride of place nestled between The Shining, which is the wife’s joint favourite film ever (tied with Overboard), and Batman ’89. Why? Because it has arguably the single greatest tagline ever plastered over a film advertisement:

"Unwittingly, he trained a dolphin to kill the president of the United States."

It just makes me smile every time I enter the room. As Den of Geek
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The Flight of the Phoenix (Region B)

Forgotten amid Robert Aldrich’s more critic-friendly movies is this superb suspense picture, an against-all-odds thriller that pits an old-school pilot against a push-button young engineer with his own kind of male arrogance. Can a dozen oil workers and random passengers ‘invent’ their way out of an almost certain death trap? It’s a late-career triumph for James Stewart, at the head of a sterling ensemble cast. I review a UK disc in the hope of encouraging a new restoration.

The Flight of the Phoenix

Region B Blu-ray

(will not play in domestic U.S. players)

Masters of Cinema / Eureka Entertainment

1965 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 142 min. / Street Date September 12, 2016 / £12.95

Starring: James Stewart, Richard Attenborough, Peter Finch, Hardy Krüger, Ernest Borgnine, Ian Bannen, Ronald Fraser, Christian Marquand, Dan Duryea, George Kennedy, Gabriele Tinti, Alex Montoya, Peter Bravos, William Aldrich, Barrie Chase.

Cinematography: Joseph Biroc

Stunt Pilot: Paul Mantz

Art Direction: William Glasgow
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Visual Effects Society: The Top 70 VFX Films of All Time Include ‘Star Wars,’ ‘Blade Runner,’ and ‘Citizen Kane’

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Visual Effects Society: The Top 70 VFX Films of All Time Include ‘Star Wars,’ ‘Blade Runner,’ and ‘Citizen Kane’
In honor of its 20th anniversary, the Visual Effects Society polled its membership to list the 70 most influential VFX films of all time. James Cameron led the pack with six entries (“The Abyss,” “Aliens,” “Avatar,” “Terminator,” “Terminator 2: Judgment Day,” and “Titanic”); Steven Spielberg followed close behind with five (“Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” “E.T. the Extraterrestrial,” “Jaws,” “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” and “Jurassic Park”); and Peter Jackson had four Oscar winners (“The Lord of the Rings” trilogy and “King Kong”).

“The Ves 70 represents films that have had a significant, lasting impact on the practice and appreciation of visual effects as an integral element of cinematic expression and storytelling,” said Ves board chair Mike Chambers. “We see this as an important opportunity for our members, leading visual effects practitioners worldwide, to pay homage to our heritage and help shape the future of the global visual effects community. In
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The Dceu Must Die -- The Lrm Weekend

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By David Kozlowski | 25 August 2017

Welcome to Issue #10 of The Lrm Weekend, a weekly column offering opinions about film, TV, comics, Star Wars, Marvel, DC, animation, and anime. We also want to hear from you! Share your feedback and ideas for future columns: @LRM_Weekend

Previous Issues: 8.18.17 | 8.11.17 | 8.4.17 | 7.28.17 | 7.21.17 | 7.14.17

Hey Lrm Weekenders, we've hit double-digits! This week we're taking a dive into the odd career of martial artist-action star Steven Seagal, exploring the creations of Hellboy's Mike Mignola, and reaching back to the amazing, epic sci-fi films of the 80s. But first, in our editorial we explain why WB needs to stick a knife between the ribs of the Dceu and dump it into the nearest body of water.

Warner Bros. Must Come To Their Senses And Kill The Dceu -- Focus On Stand-Alone Solo and Elseworlds Films!

Hollywood has fallen deeply, tragically in love with trilogies, franchises, and connected universes, often to the detriment of simple,
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Theater Chains Are Accelerating The Death Of Movie Industry -- The Lrm Weekend

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  By David Kozlowski   |   18 August 2017

Welcome to Issue #9 of The Lrm Weekend, a weekly column offering strong opinions about film, TV, comics, Star Wars, Marvel, DC, animation, and anime. We also want to hear from you, our awesome Lrm community! Share your feedback or ideas for future columns: @LRM_Weekend and we'll post your Tweets below!

Previous Issues: 8.11.17 | 8.4.17 | 7.28.17 | 7.21.17 | 7.14.17 | 7.7.17

Hey Lrm Weekenders, this week we're featuring some of the most intriguing, powerful, and successful women in Hollywood. Its easy to become fixated on our male action stars, since that's how Hollywood tends to market their films, so we sometimes fail to recognize the contributions and accomplishments of our female action stars! But first, we want to discuss the elephant in the room: the dwindling audiences at movie theaters -- we'll explore some problems, one potential solution, and hopefully provide some insight into an issue that's only going to get worse if everything remains status quo.
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