Netflix to release three films in theaters ahead of online debut

Breaking with tradition, Netflix releases ‘Roma’, ‘Bird Box’ and ‘The Ballad of Buster Scruggs’ films in cinemas before their online release dates. Rough cut (no reporter narration).


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‘After The Screaming Stops’ films reunion of 1980s band Bros

Getting deep-rooted tensions out during filming was healing for Bros brothers, as they now plan to tour in 2019 and make ‘the best Bros album ever’. Rough cut (no reporter narration).


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A look at the most anticipated films debuting at TIFF

‘Battle of the Sexes’ and ‘Stronger’ are among the films set to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. Rough cut (no reporter narration).


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Rare Films of Nuclear Bomb Tests Reveal Their True Power

Nuclear physicists are using film scanners and computer analysis on old bomb test footage to uncover the weapons’ secrets.
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Steve Gebhardt, Who Made Films With Rock Stars, Dies at 78

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Tom Hanks sends 7-minute video to school whose homecoming is based on his films

Kerman High School’s homecoming week theme had prompted the two-time Oscar winner to tweet, “I’m working on something for the Festivites!”


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The four time Sledfilm Festival winner, for Best Snowmobile Motion Picture, is back with a high-octane thrill ride. Volume 10 is the milestone tenth film in our award winning, backcountry, snowmobile series. Featuring the industry's top athletes and filmed in majestic backcountry locations across the United States and Canada, Volume 10 is unquestionably our best snowmobile film to date.

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Dame Helen Mirren Named Special Ambassador of Giorgio Armani’s Films of City Frames

A REAL SPECTACLE: Giorgio Armani has named Dame Helen Mirren special ambassador of the second edition of his Films of City Frames short-movie project, developed in collaboration with Luxottica and Rai.
On Oct. 12, four short movies directed by four international cinema students, who filmed real-life situations featuring Giorgio Armani’s Frames of Life eyewear pieces as protagonists, will be screened at the BFI London Film Festival, running Oct. 7-18.
“The success of the first edition, presented in 2014 at the Toronto International Film Festival, pushed me to continue this initiative and offer another great opportunity to young talents,” Armani said. “Considering the great attention that the British Film Institute has always paid to the research and support of new talents, I thought that the BFI London Film Festival was the right context to present the short movies. I’m also very happy that Dame Helen Mirren joined this year’s project as mentor and special ambassador. For young directors, it’s extremely important to have a point person, and Dame Helen Mirren, with her personality and experience, is the right person to give them precious tips.”
“Being a guide and supporting cinema students is very important for me,” Mirren said. “Thanks to the inspiration and guide of our great friend

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LOS ANGELES—Noting that ticket sales nationwide have fallen to a 20-year low, a study published Friday by the Motion Picture Association of America found that movie theater attendance continues to decline as more Americans choose to act out films at home.

According to the study, rising ticket prices across the country, combined with the greater convenience of staying in, have contributed to the popularity of performing full-length feature films in the comfort of individuals’ own living rooms.

“Whereas previous generations of moviegoers would look forward to new movie releases and head to their local theater on a Friday or Saturday night, today’s entertainment consumers are increasingly choosing to print out screenplays, cast friends and family in the various roles, and act out films without ever leaving their houses or apartments,” said MPAA analyst Tate Mitchell, citing the fact that in 2015, more than 80 million households acted out …




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Missoni, Ferragamo and More to Unveil Short Films at Milan Fashion Film Festival

Dries Van Noten, Gucci, Kenzo, Missoni, L’Oréal, Chloé, Salvatore Ferragamo, Etro and Valentino are just a few of the international labels that will participate in the upcoming Milan Fashion Festival, running Sept. 20-22.
Conceived and directed by Kean Etro’s wife, the Argentinian Constanza Cavalli Etro, the event, at its second edition, will be held at a new location, the city’s historical Anteo Spaziocinema theater. More than 200 short films, selected among the 600 that have been submitted, will be screened during the three-day event. The screening schedule will include films by already established directors and upcoming talents.
“Here, big names help new ones,” said Cavalli Etro. “The fact that big brands and film directors take part to the project next to new names helps the festival and upcoming talents to get the right visibility.”
A jury, including photographer Rankin, Vogue Italia’s editor in chief Franca Sozzani and producer Lisa Immordino Vreeland, among others, will assign 13 different awards to the film directors participating.
In addition, starting from Tuesday, anyone will be able to vote their favorite fashion film on the Fashion Film Festival’s Web site.
Also, microfashion films of 15 seconds, fitting social network’s standards, will be shown in one of the theater’s rooms.
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South Korea Box Office: ‘Veteran’ Becomes Phenomenon as Local Films Dominate


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British director Sean Ellis films his new movie ‘Anthropoid’ in Prague

British director Sean Ellis hopes a new generation will engage with his WWII movie ‘Anthropoid.” Bob Mezan reports.


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‘Dope’ Ushers In A New Breed Of Coming-Of-Age Films

Coming-of-age movies are as old as cinema itself. “Rebel Without a Cause,” “The 400 Blows,” “The Last Picture Show,” “Breaking Away,” “The Breakfast Club,” “Boyz n the Hood,” “Dazed and Confused” and “Juno” are contenders for any list of history’s greatest films, largely because they capture the adolescent spirit of their respective settings with poignancy. But most depict teenagers with a limited sense of direction for their future, making it seem trendy to bathe in the restlessness of one’s youth. “Dope,” which opens Friday, presents the opposite: At the center are three high-school seniors in urban Inglewood, California, who have a complete sense of themselves and their future — at least until those plans are temporarily interrupted.

The story in “Dope” is culled from the life of director Rick Famuyiwa, even if it’s not exactly an autobiographical tale. At the center are Harvard hopeful Malcolm (Shameik Moore) and his two close friends, Diggy (Kiersey Clemons) and Jib (Tony Revolori), all of whom are more invested in their schoolwork and the band they’ve formed (Awreeoh, like “Oreo”) than they are the rowdy social scene that surrounds them. Malcolm, Diggy and Jib are ’90s hip-hop geeks who ride BMX bikes, play punk-infused rap and dress like they’ve stepped out of a fashion ad from 1994. They skirt drug dealers and gang members in their neighborhood — until one afternoon when they are stopped by kingfish Dom (A$ AP Rocky), who wants Malcolm to act as his wingman for a young woman (Zoë Kravitz) studying for her GED down the street. Dom invites them to his raucous birthday party, but when the police arrive, he shoves his drug stash and a gun in Malcolm’s backpack. So begins a wild chase that finds Malcolm, Diggy and Jib concocting increasingly resourceful ways to avoid angering the drug ring or running into the law.

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Famuyiwa, whose previous credits include “The Wood” and “Brown Sugar,” may not have personally spent time trying to dispose of thousands of dollars in drugs, but the Inglewood native knows what it’s like to have interests that are seen as more suited for, say, the predominately Caucasian beaches of Santa Monica.

“A film like ‘Superbad’ or a film like ‘Breakfast Club’ is specific to its environment, and therefore I could relate to the common ideas of being a teenager,” Famuyiwa told The Huffington Post. “You look at it and go, ‘Oh, wow, there’s this kid from suburban Chicago feeling the same things I feel.’ Oftentimes that look has been white and suburban, and that has become the trope. Normalness — mainstream, regular kids — throughout the history of cinema have been white, suburban kids, so for me it was like, ‘That isn’t the only experience.’ It’s not necessarily normal and mainstream; it’s just one person’s normal and one person’s mainstream. Mine is three kids from Inglewood and I think other people can relate to that.”

To depart from archetypes, Famuyiwa placed the story in the hands of three teenagers whose universality rests in the specificity of their surroundings. Moviegoers seeking a respite from white-centric coming-of-age films will find it easy to root for Malcolm, whose flattop haircut accentuates his plucky earnestness. But they’re lucky to be able to do so: Famuyiwa wrote the “Dope” script three years ago, and even with Pharrell Williams composing Awreeoh’s music and Forest Whitaker producing, the director still couldn’t convince a major studio to finance the project. Whitaker’s Significant Productions had just made its first film, “Fruitvale Station,” and it was he and his partner, Nina Yang Bongiovi, who secured independent funds for “Dope.”

Then came the next hurdle: finding young stars who looked right for a dramedy set in a rough section of Inglewood known as the Bottoms. That gave way to star-making turns from Moore, the star of Cartoon Network’s short-lived “Incredible Crew”; Clemons, who had a recurring role on “Transparent” and will appear on Season 2 of “Extant”; and Revelori, who broke out last year as Zero in Wes Anderson’s Oscar-nominated “Grand Budapest Hotel.” The latter was easy — Revelori, 19, auditioned early in the process, and Famuyiwa knew right away that he’d found his Jib. The other two were more difficult to locate, particularly Moore, who didn’t enter the picture until Famuyiwa began to get “frustrated” over not finding the ideal Malcolm.

“I just relate to the kind of person Malcolm is,” Moore, 20, said. “He’s just a nice person and he’s different. He’s not really a geek; he’s just a geek in his environment.”

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Moore masters both a groundedness and a hesitancy in Malcolm’s increasingly chaotic predicament, but it’s Diggy who becomes the coming-of-age character that film has lacked for so long. Famuyiwa said that Clemons shaped Diggy, a lesbian who dresses in gender-neutral clothing, by bringing a certain softness to the character’s tomboy nature. After Clemons was cast, Famuyiwa and Patrik Milani, the “Dope” costumer designer, channeled early TLC and Aaliyah to come up with Diggy’s look.

“When I read the script for my audition, I had a different take on Diggy,” Clemons, 21, said. “I don’t want to sound like I think I’m better, but I went into the audition and I felt like I was doing something different. She’s comfortable with being misunderstood. I think she has this really great satisfaction with herself. At that age — at any age, actually — it’s so hard to understand why you are the way that you are. Why do you feel the way that you feel? Why do I like what I like, and why isn’t it acceptable? I think Diggy just got tired of asking those questions.”

Moore was stunned to find his name on lists of breakout stars at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, where “Dope” premiered and underwent a multistudio bidding war that resulted in a hefty $ 7 million acquisition. Just a few months later, he landed one of the lead roles in “Moulin Rouge!” director Baz Luhrmann’s forthcoming Netflix hip-hop musical drama “The Get Down.” Moore, who released a mixtape in 2012 and recorded the vocals for Awreeoh’s “Dope” tracks, said his future will focus on work that he creates for himself.

“Nobody’s going to write a better story for me than me,” Moore said. “I’m going to create something really amazing that I’ll be able to be proud of the way I’m proud of ‘Dope.’ ‘Dope’ is the beginning, but I’m seeing where I’m going. I’m creating my 10 years from now, my 20 years from now.”

In the meantime, “Dope,” with undertones of a lighthearted thriller, presents a modern take on growing up, just as two other Sundance standouts — “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” and “The Wolfpack” — did when they opened last week. All three films chronicle young adults of varying socioeconomic stature longing to break from their surroundings, all because they know there is something more promising around the corner. The new normal, it seems, is not the spoiled angst that peppers many classic coming-of-age films; it’s an expansion of a choose-your-own-adventure mantra that is unique to teenagers. With folks like Malcolm, Jib and Diggy at the helm, the genre’s future seems bright.

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A Tale of Two Horror Films

Look at the bottom of this post and you’ll see the images of two teenage lead actresses in recent horror films: one is the star of Insidious 3; the other, the star of It Follows. Both have reason to fear.

That’s just about everything these two films — one a triumph, the other trash — have in common.

Let’s start by throwing out the trash.

What’s most insidious about Insidious 3 is that a movie producer green-lit and expects audiences to pay to see one of the most boring and lazy horror movies in recent memory, especially when you consider the general high quality of the Insidious franchise. The story centers on a pretty girl who somehow gets herself haunted by a spirit who enjoys pushing, grabbing, dropping, pulling, dragging and all but drop-kicking her. Oh, and she’s really, really dumb.

There’s no point in saying much more than “Don’t Go!”, but don’t hold it against Insidious 1 and Insidious 2, which were actually inventive, spooky flicks with solid narrative backbones. They were directed by the seasoned James Wan and written by Leigh Whannell, who teamed up to bring us Saw.

Insidious 3 was helmed by Whannell alone — in his directorial debut — and the inexperience shows. In the only measurement that truly counts, I3 is about as scary as a Halloween candy commercial, but not nearly as entertaining.

Way on the other end of the quality spectrum — though released last March, so you’ll probably have to catch it on cable — is It Follows, David Robert Mitchell’s well-crafted and award-winning horror film about a demonic entity following a pack of teenagers one at a time, in the guise of various slow-moving but menacing strangers.

That description makes the film sound hopelessly cheesy — especially considering the “curse” is transferred from teenager to teenager sexually. But the scares are patiently and expertly staged and, even more importantly, Mitchell manages to inject an extreme sense of spooky desperation and paranoia that makes the entire 100-minute experience creepy and compelling from beginning to end.

Basically, take that sinking feeling that a stranger is following you down a dark and isolated road, multiply it by a hundred, and buckle in. Extra points for cinematography and music that deliberately makes the film seem like a grungy thriller from the 1980s, and complex, realistic characters who aren’t all either virtuous saints or wise-cracking jerks, as we’ve come to expect from this genre.

An ambiguous ending makes this movie all the more unpolished and un-Hollywood – which amps up the creepiness even more.

As a horror fan since I was a little boy, and a horror screenwriter myself, I can boil it down to this: Insidious 3, like so many films, fails because it sells horror as the cause of fear. It Follows succeeds because it presents fear — not knowing what to expect, yet expecting it nonetheless — as the cause of horror.

A nationally-published essayist, Joel Schwartzberg is the author of the award-winning “The 40-Year-Old Version: Humoirs of a Divorced Dad” and the recently-released “Small Things Considered: Moments from Manliness to Manilow“.

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BBC Films Reteaming With ‘Veep’ Creator in New Slate


The U.K. broadcaster’s feature filmmaking arm is celebrating its 25th anniversary.

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Moscow International Film Festival to Screen Fewer Films Amid Currency Crisis


Its state funding remains the same in rubles but is much lower in foreign currency.

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Russian Government Plans to Make Soviet-Era Films “Public Property”


Studios, which currently collect copyright fees from those films, are set to lose a significant source of revenues.

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China’s Fundamental Films Unveils 2015-16 Slate, $320m Investment Plans


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Music films being screened at SXSW: ‘Love & Mercy,’ ‘Montage of Heck’

Music films being screened at SXSW: 'Love & Mercy,' 'Montage of Heck'The South by Southwest Festival will open its annual convergence of all things music, film and interactive on March 13. Metallica's Robert Trujillo produced this film about the revolutionary bass player Jaco Pastorius along with Passion Pictures ("Searching for Sugar Man"). The biopic of the Beach Boys' Brian Wilson had its debut at last year's Toronto International Film Festival.



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Top 11 Films of 2014

Rules are sometimes meant to be broken, which is why this year’s list is the Top 11, not 10. It also has something to do with a very strong year in documentaries, foreign, American studio and indie film. For those titles that are unfamiliar, investigate and surprise yourself.

Birdman
Alejandro González Iñárritu has directed a film filled with great performances, including the best of Michael Keaton’s career, as an action film star beset by problems during a Broadway play he has financed and stars in. The magical realism works, everyone is perfect in his or her role and the ambiguous but elegiac ending fits a stunning film that breaks new ground while conjuring up theatrical disasters that are as funny as they are terrifying.

The Congress
A complete mind-bender that requires great attention. Based on sci-fi master and Solaris author Stanislaw Lem’s The Futurological Congress, this is a mix of live action and animation, set in a future where avatars are replacing human actors. When fading star Robin Wright, as herself, enters a virtual reality animated world, the mayhem really begins. Not just complex for its own sake, The Congress is deeply moving at its end. Ari Folman (Waltzing with Bashir) again shows how special his work is.

LFO
Almost nobody saw LFO, Swedish director-writer Antonio Tublen’s hilarious and unpredictable science fiction black comedy about an inventor who comes up with an electronic tone that hypnotizes people instantly. His base desires, liking sleeping with an attractive neighbor, are replaced by an existential dilemma: Should he try and make the entire world a better place to live or will it go disastrously wrong? Simply shot but flawless in its logic and execution, with a chilling ending to boot.

Venus in Fur
Roman Polanski is back in fine form, with this haunting, psychosexual pas-de-deux between a stage director and an actress who has a strange power over him during auditions. While it takes place within a Parisian theatre, it is playwright David Ives’s clever source material and the perfectly calibrated work of Mathieu Amalric and Polanski’s wife, Emmanuelle Seigner, that keeps us on the edge of the seat, with a master of suspense at the helm.

Nightcrawler
Everyone is seemingly creeped out, in a good way, by Jake Gyllenhaal’s bugged-eyed, skinny, polite psychopath in Nightcrawler and rightly so. But writer-director Dan Gilroy’s bleak and razor-sharp vision of crime as a TV commodity speaks volumes about our wayward moral universe. Rene Russo has come a long way from romantic comedies to a soulless news producer. Like the accidents and murders it portrays, Nightcrawler disturbs and remains in your head.

Enemy
What a year for Jake Gyllenhaal, who played a character who spies on a double of himself, in this eerie adaptation of Portugese literary fiction icon Jose Saramago. Directed with precise and increasing dread by Denis Villeneuve, Enemy explores how two seemingly identical men can be very different in temperament and how their women react in entirely unpredictable ways when they discover they are in the company of doppelgangers.

Finding Vivian Maier
There were many fine docs in 2014, but this gets top honors, not only because directors John Maloof and Charlie Siskel have discovered the work of street photographer Vivian Maier, who took brilliant shots of everyday people while being a nanny. The film not only presents the best of her more than 100,000 previously unknown photos, but also investigates how a collector of family photos at auctions stumbled upon an unheralded and very private genius with a camera.

The Book of Life
Jorge Gutierrez has made a studio animation film like no other, with his Mexican iconography and music mixed with pop. The hero spans three worlds to pursue his true love and the eye-popping visuals of a cheery Mexican underworld is the highlight of this lovely and surprising gem of a movie, celebrating a Hispanic culture rarely seen in major animated films.

Mood Indigo
Michel Gondry again makes this list, with a surreal depiction of Paris, love and tragedy, aided by fantastic production design and otherwise inanimate objects that come to life in the most charming and natural of ways. Audrey Tatou easily gets into your heart, as the waif in love who suddenly learns a flower seems to be growing in her lungs. Never maudlin, never static, a true cinematic flight of fancy.

Art and Craft
There are plenty of docs about art forgery, but Art and Craft is about a strange, at times seemingly mentally handicapped man who worships his recently deceased mother and can forge artwork in any style. Rather than selling it, he fools major U.S. museum curators, donating the forgeries to them, and an investigator tries to bring to light his peculiar, hard-to-prove behavior.

In Secret
Based on Emile Zola’s novel Therese Raquin, In Secret is lushly shot by Charlie Stratton and he makes the best possible use of leads Jessica Lange, Oscar Isaac and Elizabeth Olsen. Romance, murder, lust, guilt, secrecy and revenge are served up deliciously in a classic book adaptation that simply could not be better.

Worthy Contenders: Big Hero 6, CitizenFour, The Imitation Game, Kill the Messenger, A Most Wanted Man, Particle Fever.
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Much of Society’s Unrest Caused By Barrage of Negative Stereotypes in Films

By Anthony Major
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Everybody has a perception about what the image of art should say — or not say — but few have an informed opinion. The power of the communicative arts transcends the mere power to inform. That power is used in film, television, newspapers, radio, art, magazines, music, theatre and the new social media network as a means of influencing and shaping attitudes by providing images and opinions.

This power of film is universal as it transcends place, race and gender. It has the power to set or change behavior.

A former mentor of mine, Rheet Taylor, once explained to me there are only two types of opinions: informed and uninformed. Which one should we all desire to have? It becomes increasingly difficult, however, to become informed when only one group is calling the shots as to what that image of a particular culture is seen through the arts, especially film — which has a larger-than-life image and gets exported throughout the world. As the Andre Agassi commercial for Canon cameras years ago said: “Image is everything.”

It is my opinion that negative images of African-Americans perpetrated by some of the media is the cause of a lot of the unrest happening across our nation and around the world today. The constant barrage of images of African-Americans as troublemakers, as threatening or as menacing, are so embedded in our psyche that when incidents happen — such as we saw in Ferguson, Mo., Staten Island, N.Y., or Ohio, where a 12-year-old was shot within seconds of police arriving at the scene — many feel they are justified.

As an audience, we all bring our own personal perception and bias, but these large visual and sound images in film affect us all and alter our perception and bias to the message projected for us to see. The size of the image has a lot to do with the power of the experience. We empathize with an image that is larger than us, in an experience that we cannot control. Good or bad, we’ve experienced an adventure on film and we leave with the negative images of African-Americans portrayed on the screen.

These bigger-than-life images are how the rest of the world perceives us, and that perception — good or bad — becomes the reality.

Leaving the production of the images in the hands of the few who control the economics, who themselves were influenced by negative images, brings predictable results. For example The Color Purple, Colored Girls and Training Day, which are all good films, all portray the black man in a negative way. We get a steady dose of Tyler Perry films, where the main character is a male dressed as a female, which many black comedians did to become successful, and a ton of negative reality-television shows.

To have more positive outcomes, we need to have a balance of positive images. We all say we want positive images, but what is positive, to whom and for what purpose?

Why do we keep having incidents like the recent leaked emails between Amy Pascal, co-chair of Sony Pictures, and producer Scott Rudin about what President Obama’s favorite films would be, and the comments of an unnamed producer in a New York Post article who said “Denzel Washington (who is a two-time Academy Award winner) shouldn’t star in blockbuster movies because he is black…the international market is too racist.”

Yet films like Shaft, Superfly, Trouble Man and a bevy of other African-American films boosted Hollywood during the ’70s. And the international markets have been duplicating African-American arts, jazz, Michael Jackson’s dances, even black dress and gestures for centuries.

When African-Americans live in a pluralistic society and try to preserve their culture and its meaning, it becomes difficult in a capitalist society, where to some, increasing the bottom line at all costs is imperative.

Where does this leave the artists? The artists, who are trying to balance out the bigger-than-life power called film, need to be supported. In Hollywood studios, there has never been an African- American who can “green-light” a film. Support of African-Americans in the boardroom, with the power to green-light, may one day balance out the bigger-than-life images that are both entertaining and economically successful.

We need to do our due diligence, and research and listen to differing viewpoints of all cultures. We also need to try to understand differing opinions of how the local and foreign media view our culture. That way we can have an informed opinion about what our fellow citizens are complaining about, real or unreal.

Anthony B. Major is an associate professor of film in UCF’s School of Visual Arts & Design and program director of Africana Studies in the College of Arts and Humanities. He can be reached at anthony.major@ucf.edu.
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The Creepiest Films Of 2014

From bloody revenge in Virginia to Australia’s spookiest bedtime monster, these nightmares of the silver screen will haunt you long after you leave the theater.
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CNN Films Snaps Up Richard Nixon Documentary (Exclusive)


Penny Lane’s “Our Nixon” — made up of intimate home videos shot by aides H.R. Haldeman and John Ehrlichman — will debut in August.

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Luke Bryan took a couple of man-sized bites out of the Big Apple on Friday, taping a special appearance for an upcoming episode of the hit ABC drama Nashville. The country hunk’s cameo on the series will also feature Good Morning America anchor Amy Robach and Nashville’s Rayna James, played…
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“Persecuted” Gives Faith Based Films a Bad Name

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This year there have been quite a number of faith based movies released. Some have been high profile like “Heaven Is For Real” and others have been low on the radar like “Alone Yet Not Alone.” Still most of them have shared a quality of talent that makes them acceptable to the movie going community. That is as it should be. Just because a movie is “faith based” does not mean it is automatically worth seeing. A “faith based” film should have to earn its audience just like every other kind of movie.

Take a movie like “Persecuted.” This just released movie has been hyped as a “faith based” film. Boasting a cast that includes Fred Dalton Thompson and Fox News’ Gretchen Carlson, this is a movie that should play successfully with those on the right of the political spectrum and with Christians in particular. Let’s hope not, since “Persecuted” is a perfectly awful movie.

The story concerns a charismatic minister named John Luther (James Remar). At the height of his success he is framed for a murder he did not commit. This is done because he did not support a one size fits all freedom of religion bill that is being sponsored by Senator Donald Harrison (Bruce Davison).

Luther goes on the run and tries to find someone to help him disprove this accusation. One of the first people he turns to is his father Charles (Thompson), who is also a pastor (or priest?). Together they make plans to cleanse John’s reputation. But while they are doing this, Harrison and his minions are searching high and low for John.

Flaw number one: While John is driving around the Washington, DC area no one can seemingly locate him. This is happening even though his picture is all over television and the newspapers. There is such a thing as hiding in plain sight but the freedom he has to travel around without being spotted is ridiculous.

Flaw number two: John Luther is supposed to be a man of enormous charisma and personality. He has created and run a huge worldwide ministry. As played by Remar he is a sulking, low key individual who couldn’t influence his dog. Remar has had roles where he had some spunk and spirit but none of that is on display in this movie.

Flaw number three: Nothing in the movie makes any sense. As the story enters its final phase it gets even more bizarre. You walk out wondering if half of the plot was just tossed during the filming.

All of those flaws are fatal and all of them destroy any entertainment value the movie might have had. The acting is atrocious. Remar is not the only one sleepwalking his way through his/her part. Thompson is wooden and Carlson is all glowing Barbie doll. So much for her big screen movie debut. And out of nowhere comes Dean Stockwell, a talented and well thought of actor who has not been on screen lately. Why did he want to return in a lame vehicle like this one!

The movie is rated PG-13 for violence.

Movies like “Persecuted” give faith based films a bad name. They mention God and Jesus in the dialogue and think that will be enough to draw a crowd. Here’s hoping it isn’t.

I scored “Persecuted” a sinful 2 out of 10.

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5 Most Awkward Fourth of July Films

It’s that time of year when we Americans do some hardcore self-loving. Parades, barbeques, state fairs, fireworks, drunkenly screaming, “Don’t tread on me!” — we’ll do anything and everything we can to really pat ourselves on the back for that revolution of yore. And what better way to get in the red, white and blue spirit than by pre-gaming with some patriotic movies?

You could opt for movies that sincerely make you proud to be an American, but in these days of perpetual irony, isn’t that a little too on the nose? Rather, try out a postmodern Independence Day this year, by selecting from any of these decidedly awkward offerings. Uncomfortably high levels of patriotic fervor? Check. Horribly depressing takes on the land of liberty? Check. Aliens and parasites? Check and check. Without further ado, here are five strange Fourth of July films.

Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)

Denizens of the 1940s and 1950s couldn’t get enough of marching bands and musical spectaculars in their homages to America (perhaps to try to drown out the nation’s collective PTSD from World War II?). And no movie better encapsulated this spirited fervor than Yankee Doodle Dandy.

This movie stars James Cagney as rough and tumble composer, George M. Cohan, who is literally pegged as being born on the Fourth of July. This patriotic birthright combines with vaudeville grandeur to create one over-the-top nationalistic musical performance after another, to the point that it’s downright painful to watch through modern eyes. But hey, that era reflects the last war the U.S. equivocally won (damn insurgencies), so I guess they were entitled to some simplistic “hell yeah!” celebration.  

 

1776 (1972)

This one’s a quirky creature. Still in the throes of American’s musical mania, this 1970s creation adds an element of self-awareness and humor. Which is kind of a weird when combined with a story about heavily pantalooned Founding Fathers and the birth of America — but it’s an endearing weirdness.

Here the leaders of the world’s first lasting democracy don’t pull any punches with their larger-than-life personalities and raucous debates with each other. Much of which, of course, is put to song. Really, who doesn’t like the idea of a baritone Benjamin Franklin?

 

Born on the Fourth of July (1989)

Sure to deflate your patriotic spirit, this movie is like a brass-knuckle punch to Uncle Sam’s gut. It also takes on the theme of being born on the Fourth of July — but to bitter irony. Tom Cruise acts out the true-life story of Ron Kovic, a Vietnam vet paralyzed from the chest down by a gunshot sustained in battle. The film shoves your face into the unsavory elements of his disturbing physical recovery in a poorly-run VA hospital, and his continued mental and physical anguish for years afterward. Catheters and Mexican prostitutes ensue.

The experience ultimately turns him into an outspoken critic of the war who falls deeply in love with the Democratic party — which awkwardly happens to be the same party that got the country into the war to begin with (Shhh — I guess Cruise/Kovic doesn’t know!). This movie is all kinds of depressing.

 

Independence Day (1996)

And we’re back to some good-old fashioned patriotic dualism, this time in the form of invading aliens vs. the U.S. (technically the world, but pretty much the U.S.). The aliens take us by surprise and destroy most major cities, leaving survivors to rally a last-ditch effort which just happens to fall on the Fourth of July. When humanity faces sudden destruction from extraterrestrial marauders, our country’s liberation from Britain suddenly seems downright insignificant.

The world saving essentially comes down to three people: A jet pilot extraordinaire played by Will Smith, a Jewish computer genius played by Jeff Goldblum and the goddamn Commander in Chief of these United States, played by Bill Pullman. With this triad of American stereotypes, the aliens clearly don’t have a prayer.

 

The Bay (2012)

Back to bummer town. In this thriller, what starts off as a merry small-town celebration of our nation’s founding turns into a horrific epidemic of parasites that devour victims from the inside out. A local journalist and her truth-seeking compadres discover the town’s bay has been polluted by an unholy amount of poultry refuse from a nearby chicken plant. Said waste has critically altered the local ecosystem. The result: Mutant isopods from hell. Bet the residents aren’t so happy about seceding from Britain now, what with its sweet sweet nationalized health care.

The journalism crew explains all this via secretive documentary footage, so as not to bring notice to themselves in light of the ongoing massive government conspiracy (of course) to keep the pollution and resulting community genocide a secret. Needless to say, it’s just the sort of plotline that makes you want to kick back with a cold one and toast to the Star-Spangled Banner.

 

If these movies don’t set the stage for a weird Fourth of July, I don’t know what will. No need to thank me — just doing my civic duty.

This article by Jane Jones originally appeared on Ravishly.com, an alternative news+culture site for women.

 

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Our Jungle Book Obsession: Two Films Planned by Rival Studios

It may seem a little strange to some, but currently there are two rival Jungle Book films planned. Idris Elba is to voice Shere Khan in a Disney remake, potentially along with Scarlett Johansson and Lupita Nyong’o. And Andy Serkis is to direct a Warner Brothers version.

Both films are currently at very early stages. We don’t even have release years confirmed for either film, but it will be interesting to see how the companies nod to both Disney’s 1967 classic and Rudyard Kipling’s original stories. It may be even more interesting to see how each production attempts to gain the edge on its rival.

Of course, at this stage, it is impossible to comment on either of these films. There are assumptions in some quarters that the Warner Brothers’ version will be “darker, or more realistic“, but really this displays nothing more than an unfounded prejudice that Disney produces films that are inherently lighter and happier. This is an odd reputation for Disney to have, given the number of psychopathic would-be child murderers and thugs who inhabit so many of its films.

The next Shere Khan.
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Perhaps not everyone considers it “dark” when you make a film about the consequences that befall a teenage girl after her step-mother puts out a hit on her (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs), or a girl who is enslaved by her step-mother (Cinderella), or characters who, variously, are under a death curse (Sleeping Beauty, Hercules) or threatened by ruthless villains (The Jungle Book, The Aristocats, The Rescuers, The Black Cauldron, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Atlantis: The Lost Empire, Treasure Planet, Tangled, Wreck-It Ralph). Or maybe that’s just me.

Anyway. The Jungle Book that everyone thinks of is of course the 1967 version, which was an enormous box office success in its initial theatrical run. While there is evidence that the film’s success, at least in part, may have been connected to sentimentality triggered by Walt Disney’s death just a few months earlier, it was probably due more to what was seen as a film with great music (“The Bare Necessities” was nominated for an Oscar) and what Richard Schickel described in his 1968 review for Life as Disney doing “what they have always done better than anyone — a succession of hilarious caricatures of anthromorphised animals in rapid, comic motion”.

Rudyard Kipling.
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Of course, The Jungle Book has been adapted (and re-adapted) before. A 1942 film starred Sabu, and in 1994, Disney made another version. Nothing is said about these versions in articles about the two upcoming films, a curious omission given the fact that they, like the new versions, are live-action. It could be argued that the reason these are less well-remembered (despite both films being critical and commercial successes when released) is because they just aren’t as charming as the 1967 film.

Some of the criticism online comes from those apparently unaware that the 1967 version is a very loose adaptation (the credits list four Disney story men as the writers, adding in smaller letters beneath their names that the film was “Inspired by the Rudyard Kipling ‘Mowgli’ stories”). The 1942 and 1994 versions, while still loose, are nonetheless more faithful to Kipling.

But of course arguments about “faithful” adaptations are more often manifestations of literary snobbery than useful critiques of a film. Movies must translate a story to an entirely different medium, and that always means changes. More often than some would like to admit, changes are also needed, in many cases, to find a sufficiently-large audience. Each Jungle Book adaptation so far has succeeded in that sense.

So perhaps it isn’t so ridiculous that two major Hollywood studios are both making live-action versions of The Jungle Book. After all, there is a great history of the coincidental release of very similar films. In 1991 we had Robin Hood as well as Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. A Bug’s Life and Antz were both released in 1998. Snow White and the Huntsman and Mirror Mirror were both last year. The list goes on. What is really interesting about this is the question of what is it about today that these new versions of The Jungle Book will address.

If they both are made, it will be interesting to compare them with the other extant Jungle Book films — not as some test of literary “fidelity” to the original, a hierarchical and ultimately meaningless practice — but instead to examine how the film brings to the fore our era’s ideas about colonialism, race, gender and (potentially) animal rights (a theme that made its way into Disney’s 1994 version). But that discussion must wait for the films to be made. Whenever that happens.

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