In 2014 I shot a documentary in roughly three weeks. It took place exclusively in the small town of Government Camp, Or, the closest feeder village to the Mt. Hood ski resorts of Timberline, Mt Hood Meadows and Skibowl. I had cast 19-year old Sadie Ford as the lead character. She responded to a flyer I posted at the Govy Market searching for someone who ticked off my boxes: Sadie was a passionate snowboarder (not a pro), planning to live on the mountain full-time for the winter season, and was willing to let me follow her around with a camera. […]
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Apple’s long awaited original TV content will finally be launched to the public in 100 countries around the world this autumn, as part of an ad-free subscription service called Apple TV+.
Crucially, however, the tech giant did not put a price on the service, saying only that it would be part of a new version of the Apple TV app.
That leaves the industry to speculate about how the Apple service will compare in cost to Netflix – whose Us subscription prices range from $8.99 to $15.99 – and to Disney’s similarly named Disney+ streaming service, due
I don’t know how many of you remember back to 2017 when HBO decided to melt a giant block of ice live on YouTube to announce the premiere date for Game of Thrones Season 7, but Apple’s launch event today was strongly reminiscent of it. Apple genuinely has some very solid ideas about how to change the game with streaming, mainly by putting everything in one place. Magazines, news, gaming, movies, and TV in one app is an enticing thought in a culture of cord-cutting. It’s worth noting that the new TV Channels app looks a …
Apple has unveiled an early look at its brand new streaming service, officially titled Apple TV+. The new service is launching this fall with brand new television projects starring the likes of Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston, Hailee Steinfeld, Octavia Spencer, and more. Creators behind the new shows include Steven Spielberg, M. Night Shyamalan, and J.J. Abrams. Apple has debuted a first look at a handful of its upcoming original series in a new video promoting the Apple TV+ service.
One of the biggest new originals is “The Morning Show,” which features Witherspoon and Aniston as women battling sexism and dealing with more behind-the-scenes drama on the set of a popular morning news show. The series co-stars Carell and comes from writer Kerry Ehrin and writer and executive producer Jay Carson, best known for serving as producer on “House of Cards.” The first look footage from “The Morning Show” in the
It would appear that the only thing keeping CBS All Access afloat, at this time, is “Star Trek: Discovery.” As the sci-fi series is well into its second season on the streaming service, it seems to be leading the way for the fledgling service that is feverishly attempting to grow. And because of ‘Discovery’s’ popularity, showrunner and ‘Star Trek’ TV boss, Alex Kurtzman is readying the next streaming series in the franchise, which stars Patrick Stewart, returning to “Star Trek” after years and years away.
Today brought Apple’s announcement of their new subscription streaming service AppleTV+. While the presentation didn’t have much footage to show from the various original program that will be part of the service launching this fall, they had no problem showing off the slate of storytellers that they already have working on shows. The first AppleTV+ […]
Things have been a bit chaotic lately over at The CW with Arrow announcing it's coming to an end quickly followed by Supernatural, which we all just assumed would outlive us all, doing the same. Luckily, Legends of Tomorrow thrives on chaos, and a new mid-season 4 trailer demonstrates that the Arrowverse's weirdest, wildest step-child is as delightfully insane as ever. Some very important things to point out over the trailer's packed two-and-a-half minutes: Caity Lotz's Sara Lance and Nick Zano's Nate Heywood dressed as Supergirl and Green Arrow, respectively, …
Lynne’s death was confirmed Monday by longtime business partner Robert Shaye, who told Variety that Lynne’s family had informed him of Lynne’s passing following a short illness. Lynne and Shaye had been associates for nearly four decades with Shaye focusing on the creative components while Lynne brought expertise on the financial side.
“He was a once-in-a-lifetime partner and the perfect counterpoint to what I was,” Shaye said. “It was one of the great professional associations. Even though we went to law school together, he had the background and finesse that I never developed so we balanced each other out. I will miss him greatly.”
Lynne became involved with New Line in the early 1980s when he became outside counsel.
Many Hollywood heavyweights flocked to Apple’s Cupertino, Calif. headquarters to help reveal the tech giant’s revamped steaming service Apple TV+ on Monday — but one such legend was so polarizing he became a national trending topic on Twitter for simply showing his face.
Steven Spielberg was the first to appear in a dramatic short film about the power of creative content, cued up by Apple CEO Tim Cook and played at the top of a presentation of the many original series the company has ordered for its just-christened Apple TV+ service.
“You want my help with your opener?” rang out Spielberg’s voice over a black screen. He then art-directed the opening shot of the short, which featured testimony from the likes of J.J. Abrams, Octavia Spencer, Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon about what filmed content means to global audiences. Spielberg then took the main stage of the Steve Jobs
On the March 25, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor in chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall, weekend editor Brad Oman and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to discuss Apple TV+ and the news coming out of today’s big Apple keynote event. You can subscribe to /Film Daily […]
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Uma Thurman is the latest A-lister to join the Netflix talent pool: the Oscar nominee will attempt to heal trauma with horror in the streaming giant’s newest psychological fantasy series “Chambers.” The “Pulp Fiction” actress stars alongside Tony Goldwyn, Candian TV’s Griffin Powell-Arcand, and newcomer Sivan Alyra Rose in the ten-episode drama, set to premiere late April. The drama centers around a young heart attack sufferer (Rose) who is recovering from a much-needed heart transplant, but what comes afterward is anything but celebratory. There’s something odd about her new heart, and she’s determined to find out what caused her donor’s sudden death. The closer she comes to uncovering answers, the more she begins to lose herself and take on the more sinister characteristics of the deceased.
Netflix released an intriguing batch of first-look photos that promise plenty of fresh-faced talent, while hinting ominously at the
An initiative of the Doha Film Institute, Qumra is an event that connects Qatari and international directors who are receiving different stages of Dfi-funded support with industry delegates from across the spectrum of the film world and master filmmakers who meet with emerging talents and engage in public conversations. The 5thedition took place between March 15thand 20th, 2019. Kiyoshi Kurosawa is known best as a horror filmmaker but the prolific director has effortlessly moved between different genres—his latest, To the Ends of the Earth, a drama expected to play Cannes, is about a young woman shooting a travel show in […]
The world’s eyes are on Apple today as the company announces details of its streaming service, but meanwhile, Netflix is tweaking its existing strategies to maintain domination as long as possible. Netflix is testing a new mobile-only plan which costs less than $4 per month, and they’ve also teased the possibility of offering different subscription […]
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Whether you’re a member of the #ReleaseTheSnyderCut faithful, someone that thinks Zack Snyder has a fundamental misunderstanding of superhero storytelling, or somewhere in between, everyone can agree that the filmmaker’s Dceu films have their faults. No movie is perfect, and when you talk about “Man of Steel,” “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice,” and “Justice League,” there are plenty of scenes to deconstruct to find out what happened behind-the-scenes to lead to the finished product.
When Apple revealed the name of its new streaming service, set to serve up a $2 billion lineup of original content, the seats in the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, Calif., shook from the bass. But while the presentation of “Apple TV+” — the new moniker for the collection of premium series that the tech giant will release in Fall 2019 — received much applause from the assembled crowd, it represented built-up anticipation with nowhere to go.
Monday’s Apple event covered multiple launches within the Apple ecosystem, including the subscription news service Apple News+ and new spins on Apple Pay (including a new Apple credit card). The main attraction, however, was Apple’s foray into television, which occupied half of the nearly two-hour presentation. It included a look at upcoming changes to the Apple TV app, followed by a preview of Apple’s new original series in which celebrity creators summed up what their audience already knew.
One thing is clear about the new Hellboy reboot from director Neil Marshall: its star David Harbour really fucking loves playing Hellboy. It’s been a long day for the actor, who typically suits up as “Big Red” in the make-up chair first thing in the morning, a process that takes under two hours, and that’s where he remains for most of the day, under heavy prosthetics. Late one Monday, back in November 2017, filming had wrapped for the day, the last few stragglers were closing down the Bulgarian fort for the night, and Harbour went back in …
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of film critics two questions and publishes the results on Monday.
Even before “Us” enjoyed a record-shattering opening weekend, Jordan Peele’s latest horror movie had already reignited a familiar debate among critics and cinephiles: Is “elevated horror” a real thing, or is it just a reductive way of forcing a high/low hierarchy onto a genre that has always struggled to be taken seriously? Below, 17 film critics weigh in on one of the more contentious questions of contemporary cinema.
Ken Bakely (@kbake_99), Freelance for Film Pulse
In my experience, the term “elevated horror” usually confuses far more than it clarifies. There’s no single definition of what it means, thus causing obfuscation from the start, and it automatically adds an asterisk to an entire genre of movies; that is, implying that there needs to be a qualifying term for a horror movie
Jim Carrey is expected to pick up his first acting Emmy nomination later this year for his work on the Showtime comedy series “Kidding,” but don’t expect the actor to drop everything so he can vigorously hit the awards season campaign trail. Carrey, who has rarely been an awards darling despite turning in beloved comedic and dramatic performances for decades, recently spoke to Vanity Fair about his annoyance with Oscar season and how campaigning is a game he just has no interest in playing.
“There’s a lot of monkey business that goes on around awards,” Carrey said when a reporter brought up he has yet to earn an Oscar nomination. “[It’s a] gigantic clusterfuck…if you don’t show up to a certain dinner, you screw your chances and all those things. I’ve never been real good at playing that game.”
“The only time I’ve ever felt a
Over the past three weeks, moviegoers have flocked to see “Captain Marvel,” and this past weekend, many of them came back to theaters to see Jordan Peele’s acclaimed horror film “Us.” By sheer coincidence, both of these very different films make reference to the same classic 1980s film: “The Right Stuff.”
In “Captain Marvel,” the nod to the Best Picture Oscar nominee comes when Vers — a.k.a. Carol Danvers — crash lands on Earth and finds herself in a Blockbuster Video. As she looks around, she picks up a VHS copy of “The Right Stuff,” which was one of the inspirations behind the film.
Kirby takes the lead role of Andreya in the Silver Reel and Bigscope Films-produced picture, which follows the story of a spaceship hastily constructed to transport hundreds of thousands of cryogenically frozen humans from a failing planet Earth. When the on-board computer malfunctions, coder Andreya develops an artificial intelligence-based solution that she calls Stephen. But Stephen develops a profound attachment to Andreya, compromising the mission and the future of the human race.
Kirby landed a BAFTA for her portrayal of Princess Margaret in “The Crown.” She left the Netflix show after it welcomed a new cast for its latest seasons, appeared in “Mission: Impossible – Fallout” and has since signed on for Adam Leon’s untitled New York-set feature and Mona Fastvold’s “The World to Come.
Junkie Xl, Aka Tom Holkenborg, is set to lend his signature sound to the Terminator: Dark Fate soundtrack. The composer, who has provided scores for Mad Max: Fury Road and Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, also worked with Dark Fate director Tim Miller before on Deadpool. The sixth (and potentially final) Terminator film hopes to restore some dignity to a series that’s […]
Larry Cohen, director of fondly remembered cult thrillers such as Black Caesar, It’s Alive and Q: The Winged Serpent, has died aged 77, it has been reported. Cohen was a key figure in exploitation movie circles in the 70s and 80s, as well as writing scripts and storylines for TV shows such as The Fugitive and Columbo, before staging a feature film comeback with the script for the Colin Farrell thriller Phone Booth in 2002.
The Shape of Water director Guillermo del Toro praised him as “a true iconoclast and independent”, while Baby Driver director Edgar Wright wrote on social media: “For so many fun high-concept genre romps with ideas bigger than the budgets, for so many truly inspiring cult movies, I thank you Larry.”
“Get Out,” which landed a screenwriting Oscar for Peele, became one of the most profitable movies of 2017 (grossing $255 million globally on a $4.5 million budget) after the horror film captured the zeitgeist with its exploration of race relations in America. Even with the sky-high expectations set for “Us,” the filmmaker’s second directorial effort, few predicted just how many moviegoers had boarded the Jordan Peele train.
“Us,” a psychological thriller about a family confronted by their doppelgangers, put industry projections to shame when it debuted to a massive $70 million in North America, nearly doubling forecasts heading into the weekend. The studio and tracking services predicted it would net a three-day total in the $38 million to $45 million range. “Us” now boasts the second-best debut of the
TV’s most complicated, twisted relationship returns with Killing Eve season 2. Phoebe Waller-Bridge‘s unclassifiable series comes back strong, roaring out of the gate mere seconds after season 1 concluded, and almost never letting viewers catch their breath. This season, Waller-Bridge has stepped back a bit, with Emerald Fennell stepping in as head writer. Anyone worried that this change-up […]
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Werner Herzog’s “Meeting Gorbachev” debuted to strong reviews at the Telluride and Toronto International Film festivals last fall, including from IndieWire’s own David Ehrlich. The film will be released by The Orchard and History Films on May 3, and now IndieWire exclusively debuts the first trailer for the film, along with its first poster, and a Q&A with Herzog, who co-directed the film with André Singer, himself.
Ever the iconoclast, he praises President Trump’s efforts to negotiate with North Korea, saying, “I am not in favor of the demonization of Trump,” and, unprompted, talks about his “real small role” as a villain in the upcoming Disney+ Star Wars streaming series “The Mandalorian.” In other words, it’s exactly what you’d expect from a filmmaker who always delivers the unexpected. Watch the trailer below, followed by edited excerpts from the conversation.
Your films often have a sense
“Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” celebrated its 15th anniversary this March, and Vanity Fair marked the occasion with a recent interview with director Michel Gondry and actor Jim Carrey. While Ellen Pompeo’s cut role as the ex-girlfriend of Carrey’s Joel has been known for quite some time, Gondry revealed that Tracy Morgan was a second actor who shot scenes for “Eternal Sunshine” that were eventually left on the cutting room floor.
According to Gondry, Morgan was cast as Joel’s neighbor and appeared in a handful of flashback scenes that were edited out of the “Eternal Sunshine” theatrical cut. Morgan was coming off his successful run on “Saturday Night Live” at the time and was a couple years off from starting work on “30 Rock.” While Gondry is a big fan of the comedian, he realized in the editing room Morgan was simply playing Morgan. If Gondry left Morgan in the film,
Sophie Turner isn’t paying attention to social media enough to let online hate bring her down. The actress recently told Entertainment Weekly she wasn’t giving much thought to the backlash she faced earlier this year after she revealed she had told some friends the ending of “Game of Thrones.” The scoop was published in Turner’s W Magazine profile in January, entitled “Sophie Turner Has Already Revealed ‘Game of Thrones’ Ending to a Select Few.”
“I’m so bad at keeping secrets,” Turner said at the time. “I don’t think people tell me things anymore because they know that I can’t keep them. I’ve already told the ending of ‘Game of Thrones’ to a few people.”
Turner’s reveal led to some outrage online that she was being sloppy with the show’s secrets. While Turner saw some of the hate coming her way, she
Korean crime drama “Money” debuted on top of the South Korean box office, preventing “Captain Marvel” from topping the chart for three consecutive weekends. It is the story of a young stockbroker who dreams of riches but becomes caught in a stock market scam.
Opening on Wednesday, the Showbox release earned $12.0 million from 1.54 million admissions in five days. That included $587,000 from preview screenings. Its Friday-Sunday take ($8.85 million) accounted for 59% of the country’s total weekend box office.
Two other Wednesday openers, “Jo Pil-ho: The Dawning Rage” and “Idol” took landed in third and fourth, respectively. Previously known as “Bad Lieutenant,” “Jo Pil-ho” earned $1.47 million over five days. Directed by Lee Jeong-beom the latest Korean-language production by Warner Bros. follows a cop who takes bribes, connives corruption
Everything about Amazon Prime's Hanna indicates it should be more fun than it is. It's adapted from the frenetic, Chemical Brothers-soundtracked film of the same name directed by Joe Wright. It reunites Joel Kinnaman and Mireille Enos on-screen for the first time since the pair starred in The Killing. Its story revolves around a teenaged assassin trained in the woods to kill dudes twice her size with ease. Its first trailer was subtitled with the absolutely wonderful phrase Baby Heist, for goodness sake. And yet, outside of some tremendous lead performances and a few emotional bright …
Filmmaker Zack Snyder has very specific ideas about what makes a good superhero film. Whether you are someone that thinks his superhero films are unnecessarily dark and bleak or someone who bows at the #ReleaseTheSnyderCut altar, there’s no denying that the filmmaker sees superheroes differently than many others. And over the weekend, at the Director’s Cut event, where Snyder showed off a few extended versions of his films, the filmmaker laid out his de facto manifesto on what separates his philosophy on superheroes from other people.
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Dedicated to the discovery of new works by emerging and dynamic filmmaking talent, this year’s New Directors/New Films festival will screen 35 features and shorts from 29 countries across four continents, with 10 North American Premieres and two World Premieres, 15 films directed or co-directed by women, and 11 works by first-time feature filmmakers.
The Opening, Closing, and Centerpiece selections are the New York premieres of three Sundance award winners: opening the festival is Chinonye Chukwu’s “Clemency,” which won the U.S. Dramatic Grand Jury Prize and features a masterful performance from Alfre Woodard as a prison warden struggling with her work; Centerpiece is Alejandro Landes’ “Monos,” a new reimagining of “Lord of the Flies” and winner of a World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Prize; and closing Nd/Nf is Pippa Bianco’s “Share,” a contemporary portrait of a sexual assault victim, which took home U.S. Dramatic prizes for Breakthrough Performance and Screenwriting.
Last week, Tom Holland set the moviesphere abuzz when he cryptically teased the arrival of something on Monday morning. It turns out the Spider-Man: Far From Home star was unveiling…new posters. Three Spider-Man: Far From Home posters dropped on Holland’s Instagram this morning, showing Spidey hanging around some European landmarks. Spider-Man Far From Home Posters Tom Holland may […]
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About a month ago, it was revealed that Fox was going to allow the Chinese government to censor “Bohemian Rhapsody” to ensure the film would earn a major release in the country. After the film proved to be a juggernaut throughout the rest of the world, the studio felt it could really earn some serious money in China, which has proven to be an absolute box office powerhouse. However, with that release, Fox allowed China to cut some pivotal moments from the film, which we now know include every mention or allusion to Freddie Mercury’s sexual identity.
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