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‘Mona Lisa And The Blood Moon’: ‘Burning’ Breakout Jun Jong-Seo Stars With Kate Hudson, Craig Robinson & Ed Skrein In Ana Lily Amirpour Pic Now Under Way

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‘Mona Lisa And The Blood Moon’: ‘Burning’ Breakout Jun Jong-Seo Stars With Kate Hudson, Craig Robinson & Ed Skrein In Ana Lily Amirpour Pic Now Under Way
Exclusive: Principal photography has begun in New Orleans on Ana Lily Amirpour’s Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon, with Korean actress Jun Jong-Seo, the breakout from Cannes 2018 hit Burning, making her English-language debut alongside previously announced Kate Hudson (Almost Famous) and Craig Robinson (This Is The End) and newly cast Ed Skrein (Deadpool) and Evan Whitten (Mr. Robot).

Amirpour, director of A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night and The Bad Batch, is helming from her screenplay. The fantasy-adventure tells the story of a girl with unusual and dangerous powers who escapes from a mental asylum and tries to make it on her own in New Orleans.

Oscar winner John Lesher (Birdman) and Dylan Weathered (The Beach Bum) are producing through Le Grisbi Productions, with Adam and Robbie Mirels producing for 141 Entertainment (Ingrid Goes West). Black Bicycle’s Erika Olde and Sam Roseme, and Wiip’s Luke Rodgers are executive producing.
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New to Streaming: ‘Transit,’ ‘High Life,’ ‘Anima,’ ‘The Beach Bum’ & More

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’re highlighting the noteworthy titles that have recently hit platforms. Check out this week’s selections below and an archive of past round-ups here.

20th Century Women (Mike Mills)

That emotional profundity most directors try to build to across an entire film? Mike Mills achieves it in every scene of 20th Century Women. There’s such a debilitating warmness to both the vibrant aesthetic and construction of its dynamic characters as Mills quickly soothes one into his story that you’re all the more caught off-guard as the flurry of emotional wallops are presented. Without ever hitting a tonal misstep, Mills’ latest feature takes place in a short period of time within relatively few locations, yet seems to pick up every wavelength of the human experience. There are also few funnier
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New Blu-ray Releases: ‘Us’, ‘The Beach Bum’, ‘Ghostbusters’ & ‘Ghostbusters 2’ 4K, ‘Night of the Creeps’, ‘Under the Silver Lake’

New Blu-ray Releases: ‘Us’, ‘The Beach Bum’, ‘Ghostbusters’ & ‘Ghostbusters 2’ 4K, ‘Night of the Creeps’, ‘Under the Silver Lake’
In this week’s Blu-ray round-up, Jordan Peele’s latest horror masterpiece comes home. Along with that we have a gorgeous stoner comedy, two comedy classics, a horror-comedy showcase for Tom Atkins, and a neo-noir that’s sure to develop cult status sooner rather than later. These are the new Blu-ray releases you should check out this week. Us […]

The post New Blu-ray Releases: ‘Us’, ‘The Beach Bum’, ‘Ghostbusters’ & ‘Ghostbusters 2’ 4K, ‘Night of the Creeps’, ‘Under the Silver Lake’ appeared first on /Film.
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‘The Beach Bum’ Exclusive Music Video: Jimmy Buffett & Snoop Dogg Collaborate For Harmony Korine’s Latest

‘The Beach Bum’ Exclusive Music Video: Jimmy Buffett & Snoop Dogg Collaborate For Harmony Korine’s Latest
If you didn’t catch “The Beach Bum” during its theatrical run earlier this year, then you missed what we consider one of the Best Films of 2019…So Far. In addition to just being a fun, weird, magical film from director Harmony Korine, “The Beach Bum” might very well feature the most Matthew McConaughey performance in Matthew McConaughey’s career. All those “alright, alright, alright” clips and memes have led to his role as Moon Dog, which is a true sight to behold.

Continue reading ‘The Beach Bum’ Exclusive Music Video: Jimmy Buffett & Snoop Dogg Collaborate For Harmony Korine’s Latest at The Playlist.
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Judi Dench, Leslie Mann and Dan Stevens to lead cast in ‘Blithe Spirit’

Judi Dench, Leslie Mann and Dan Stevens are all set to lead the cast in an adaptation of Noel Coward’s play ‘Blithe Spirit’.

Directed by Edward Hall and written by Nick Moorcroft, Meg Leonard, Piers Ashworth, Isla Fisher (The Beach Bum, Confessions of a Shopaholic), Julian Rhind-Tut (Rush, Stardust), Emilia Fox, Dave Johns (I, Daniel Blake), James Fleet (Outlander, Four Weddings and a Funeral) all join Dench, Mann and Stevens on the reimaging of Coward’s classic comedy, about love that just won’t die…

The story follows Best-selling crime novelist Charles (Stevens), struggling with catastrophic writer’s block and a stressful deadline for his first screenplay. His picture-perfect second wife Ruth (Fisher) is doing her best to keep him focussed in the hope of fulfilling her dream of heading to Hollywood.

Charles’ desperate search for inspiration leads him to invite Madame Arcati (Dench), a medium recently exposed as a fraud,
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Harmony Korine’s 'The Beach Bum' lands UK and Ireland deal with Blue Finch (exclusive)

Harmony Korine’s 'The Beach Bum' lands UK and Ireland deal with Blue Finch (exclusive)
The film premiered at SXSW in March.

Harmony Korine’s comedy The Beach Bum, starring Matthew McConaughey, has secured a UK and Ireland theatrical deal with nascent distributor Blue Finch Film Releasing.

Rocket Science is handling international sales on the film, which premiered at SXSW in March and was then released in North American by Neon where it has grossed $3.5m to date.

Korine’s sixth feature, and his first since 2012 hit Spring Breakers, follows the misadventures of the rogueish Moondog (McConaughey) around the tropics of Cuba and Florida. Snoop Dogg, Isla Fisher, Zac Efron, Jonah Hill and Martin Lawrence co-star.
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‘Blithe Spirit’: StudioCanal Among Buyers Of Comedy With Dan Stevens & Judi Dench, Shoot Under Way

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Principal photography is under way in UK on comedy feature Blithe Spirit, starring Dan Stevens (Beauty And The Beast), Isla Fisher (The Beach Bum), Julian Rhind-Tut (Rush), Emilia Fox (Silent Witness), Dave Johns, James Fleet (Outlander) and Judi Dench (Skyfall). As we revealed yesterday, Leslie Mann (This is 40) has also joined in a lead role.

StudioCanal has acquired the film for the UK with Protagonist also closing several territories in Cannes including Australia/New Zealand (Transmission), Spain (A Contracorriente), Scandinavia (Scanbox), Latin America (Cinepolis), Portugal (Nos Lusomundo), Cis/Baltics (Paradise), Eastern Europe (M2), Greece/Cyprus (Tanweer), Israel (Forum Films), Philippines (Pioneer), Taiwan (Cai Chang), the Middle East (Front Row), South Africa (Empire) and Airlines (Echo Lake).

Edward Hall (Downton Abbey) is directing from Nick Moorcroft, Meg Leonard and Piers Ashworth’s adaptation of the Noel Coward play about best-selling crime novelist Charles (Stevens) who is struggling with
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Leslie Mann Joins Adaptation of Noel Coward's 'Blithe Spirit'

Leslie Mann Joins Adaptation of Noel Coward's 'Blithe Spirit'
Leslie Mann has joined the all-star cast of Blithe Spirit, based on the renowned play by Noel Coward.

Mann joins Dan Stevens (Legion), Isla Fisher (The Beach Bum), Julian Rhind-Tut (Rush), Emilia Fox (Silent Witness), Dave Johns (I, Daniel Blake), James Fleet (Four Weddings and a Funeral) and Judi Dench (Philomena) in the film, being directed by Edward Hall (Downton Abbey) from a script by Nick Moorcroft, Meg Leonard and Piers Ashworth. Production has begun.

The re-imagining of Cowards's classic comedy sees Stevens playing a best-selling crime novelist struggling with catastrophic writer’s block whose desperate search for ...
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The 15 Best Films of 2019 (So Far)

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The 15 Best Films of 2019 (So Far)
By now, audiences have caught on to the way American distributors tend to stockpile their quality movies for end-of-year award-season release, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t treasures to be found in the first two quarters. In fact, sometimes it’s the movies that aren’t making a self-important Oscar push that wind up hitting closest to our hearts — and providing respite from such recent turkeys as “The Beach Bum” and “Wonder Park.” With quality to be found everywhere from blockbuster superhero sagas to niche-release art-house fare, it turns out 2019 is off to a good start. Variety chief critics Owen Gleiberman and Peter Debruge pick their favorite releases of the year so far.

Avengers: Endgame Marvel Studios

In his Variety review, Peter Debruge called it “the ultimate fan-service follow-up,” and that nails the riveting and cathartic satisfactions — and, just maybe, the built-in obsolescence — of this toweringly crafted and
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The Best Films of 2019 (So Far)

2019 is nearing the halfway mark, so it’s time to take a look back at the first six months and round up our favorite titles thus far. While the end of this year will bring personal favorites from all of our writers, think of the below 21 entries (and honorable mentions) as a comprehensive rundown of what should be seen before heading into a promising back half of the year.

Do note that this feature is based solely on U.S. theatrical releases from 2019, with many currently widely available on streaming platforms, home video (both noted below) or theatrically. Check them out below, as organized alphabetically, followed by honorable mentions and a handful of films to keep a look out for the rest of the summer.

Amazing Grace (Sydney Pollack)

A time capsule that’s as fresh and powerful an experience as it must have been when recorded live in Watts
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Anonymous, Film Constellation team with Euro partners for Arab Spring drama (exclusive)

Anonymous, Film Constellation team with Euro partners for Arab Spring drama (exclusive)
French-Moroccan actor Kamel Labroudi to star as Tunisian street vendor who took his own life as a protest.

German production outfit DETAiLFILM and Paris-based Cinenovo are teaming with Us companies Beachside Films and Anonymous Content on Before The Spring, a drama based on the life of Mohamed Bouazizi.

Bouazizi was a Tunisian street vendor who set himself on fire in protest of his treatment by officials; the act of defiance was one of the catalysts for the Tunisian Revolution and the wider Arab Spring.

Egyptian-British filmmaker Lotfy Nathan is making his narrative feature debut on the project. Nathan’s documentary 12 O’Clock Boys,
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‘Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile’ Review (Netflix)

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Stars: Lily Collins, Zac Efron, Angela Sarafyan, James Hetfield, Grace Victoria Cox, Kaya Scodelario, Haley Joel Osment, Terry Kinney, Ryan Wesley Gilreath, Richard K. Jones, Alan B. Jones, Jeffrey Donovan, John Malkovich | Written by Michael Werwie | Directed by Joe Berlinger

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile is directed by Joe Berlinger and is his second Ted Bundy narrative to drop on Netflix after his show Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes premiered a few months ago. Berlinger’s biopic of the man himself stars none other than Zac Efron as serial mass murderer Ted Bundy and follows his simplistic home life with girlfriend Liz Kendall intertwined with his capture, and eventual trial on the grounds of his monstrously vicious crimes. Efron puts in a darkly inhabited turn with stellar craftsmanship as Bundy, however, the film itself is brutally underwhelming with significantly hollow depth and is questionably one-sided in
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Lili Taylor & Stefania Lavie Owen To Star In Mental Illness Drama ‘Paper Spiders’

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Lili Taylor & Stefania Lavie Owen To Star In Mental Illness Drama ‘Paper Spiders’
Exclusive: Lili Taylor and Stefania Lavie Owen have been set to star in Paper Spiders, an indie drama that is being directed by Inon Spampanier based on a script by Inon Shampanier and Natalie Shampanier. Shooting gets underway this month in Syracuse, NY.

Owen, currently onscreen in Harmonie Korine’s The Beach Bum, is playing Melanie, a high school senior struggling to help her mother Dawn (Taylor), whose paranoid delusions spiral out of control. The pic is described as a bittersweet story about coming of age in the shadow of mental illness.

Idiot Savant Pictures’ Anne Clements and Cranium Entertainment’s Ash Christian are producing.

Taylor’s recent film credits include The Nun and upcoming indie The Evening Hour. She’s reppped by Apa and Untitled Entertainment. Owen, next up in the Netflix suspense thriller Messiah, is with Paradigm and McKeon/Myones Entertainment. Natalie and
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Steve Golin, Founder and CEO of Anonymous Content, Dies at 64

Steve Golin, Founder and CEO of Anonymous Content, Dies at 64
Steve Golin, the Oscar-winning film and TV producer of “Spotlight” and founder-ceo of Anonymous Content, has died after a battle with cancer. He was 64.

Along with partner Sigurjón “Joni” Sighvatsson, Golin launched Propaganda Films in 1986 and shepherded the early careers of directors such as David Fincher, Spike Jonze, Michael Bay, Antoine Fuqua, Gore Verbinski, Alex Proyas and more.

The company quickly became known as a home for the most ambitious and sought after music video and commercial directors, helping the company win both Palme d’Or prizes and MTV Video Awards.

Also Read: Anonymous Content Hires Former HBO Drama Co-Head David Levine as TV President

After exiting the company in 1999, Golin founded Anonymous Content in early 2000 in Culver City and produced such films as “Being John Malkovich,” “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” “Babel” and “The Revenant.” He won his Oscar for the 2015 film “Spotlight” and was also nominated for
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The Under-$50 Million Movie Is Endangered. Three Distributors are Fighting to Save It.

The Under-$50 Million Movie Is Endangered. Three Distributors are Fighting to Save It.
As studios double down on franchises, sequels, comic books, and events that pull audiences into bigger-better-brighter cinemas, movies that cost less than $50 million look like an endangered species. Studios already find it tough to justify risky, original dramas — like F. Gary Gray’s “Straight Outta Compton,” which cost $28 million and grossed $206 million worldwide. Universal Filmed Entertainment Group chairman Donna Langley nurtured that movie, and fought to make it. But not every movie has such a passionate champion.

“Tons of projects never even get to the greenlight meeting,” said one senior studio executive. “We can’t make the P&L work. The physical business [DVD sales] is declining at a rate of 10-11 percent. The digital business is not growing enough to offset physical declines. And the growth of the international box office doesn’t translate to ancillaries.”

That’s when a producer who can’t get a studio movie made — like “Bird Box,
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The Under-$50 Million Movie Is Endangered. Three Distributors are Fighting to Save It.

The Under-$50 Million Movie Is Endangered. Three Distributors are Fighting to Save It.
As studios double down on franchises, sequels, comic books, and events that pull audiences into bigger-better-brighter cinemas, movies that cost less than $50 million look like an endangered species. Studios already find it tough to justify risky, original dramas — like F. Gary Gray’s “Straight Outta Compton,” which cost $28 million and grossed $206 million worldwide. Universal Filmed Entertainment Group chairman Donna Langley nurtured that movie, and fought to make it. But not every movie has such a passionate champion.

“Tons of projects never even get to the greenlight meeting,” said one senior studio executive. “We can’t make the P&L work. The physical business [DVD sales] is declining at a rate of 10-11 percent. The digital business is not growing enough to offset physical declines. And the growth of the international box office doesn’t translate to ancillaries.”

That’s when a producer who can’t get a studio movie made — like “Bird Box,
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New Podcast: Us, Dumbo, The Beach Bum, and Gloria Bell

by Murtada Elfadl, Chris Feil, and Nathaniel R

Now that 2019 movies are more than underway, a new season of the Podcast is upon us!

Index (55 minutes)

00:01 Julianne Moore is Gloria Bell

12:30 Jordan Peele's Us starring Lupita Nyong'o [Major Spoilers]

33:30 Tim Burton's Dumbo

40:00 Randomness

42:50 Harmony Korine's The Beach Bum and Matthew McConaughey's strange year

52:00 Randomness

Supplemental Reading

• Film Comment Gloria Bell review

• Murtada's Beach Bum review

• Chris's Us review

• Jason's Serenity review

Paulina García's great performance in the original Gloria

You can listen to the podcast here at the bottom of the post or download from iTunes. Continue the conversations in the comments, won't you?
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'Shazam' secures North American box office crown in $54m debut

'Shazam' secures North American box office crown in $54m debut
Mike Leigh’s Peterloo in so-so limited debut through Amazon Studios.

New Line and DC Entertainment’s Shazam! delivered another strong result for the DC stable as it dominated box office in North America on an estimated $53.5m, while Paramount’s horror Pet Sematary arrived in second place on $25m.

Shazam!, directed by David F. Sandberg and starring Zachary Levi, Mark Strong, Asher Angel, Michelle Borth, and Djimon Hounsou, opened via Warner Bros in 4,217 sites and stands at $56.8m through Sunday including previews.

The superhero adaptation about a boy who turns into a superhero when he shouts Shazam! marks another
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'Shazam' secures North American box office crown in $34m debut

'Shazam' secures North American box office crown in $34m debut
Mike Leigh’s Peterloo in so-so limited debut through Amazon Studios.

New Line and DC Entertainment’s Shazam! delivered another strong result for the DC stable as it dominated box office in North America on an estimated $35.5m, while Paramount’s horror Pet Sematary arrived in second place on $25m.

Shazam!, directed by David F. Sandberg and starring Zachary Levi, Mark Strong, Asher Angel, Michelle Borth, and Djimon Hounsou, opened via Warner Bros in 4,217 sites and stands at $56.8m through Sunday including previews.

The superhero adaptation about a boy who turns into a superhero when he shouts Shazam! marks another
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Cinematographer Benoit Debie Has Become the Master of Color

Cinematographer Benoit Debie Has Become the Master of Color
When Harmony Korine first talked to cinematographer Benoit Debie about shooting “Spring Breakers,” he told his future collaborator that he wanted the cinematography to be the star of film and push further than anything he had done before. For Debie, whose work more than any other cinematographer of his generation has been defined by his bold use of color, the idea of a director asking him to reach for colors, and an intensity of color, not normally seen on screen was a dream come true. Five years later, when Korine returned to Debie to discuss “The Beach Bum,” he wanted more of the same.

“Compared to ‘Spring Breakers,'” said Debie in an interview with IndieWire. “Harmony said on this one you have to go even further.”

Returning to Florida to make an even more colorful film was of course appealing, but the blissful mood of “The Beach Bum” was
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