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Re: Theatrical Release Calendar and Projects In Development
« Reply #15 on: October 18, 2015, 05:19:01 PM »
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why are Hail, Ceasar! and Knight of Cups not in blue?
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« Reply #16 on: November 13, 2015, 03:06:31 PM »
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why are Hail, Ceasar! and Knight of Cups not in blue?

Fixed Hail, Caesar! - from what I understand Knight of Cups is mostly shot on the Red and Alexa, only a few sequences on film

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Re: Theatrical Release Calendar and Projects In Development
« Reply #17 on: December 30, 2015, 12:11:19 PM »
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Didn't really know where else to put this so thought I'd put it here.

Guardian fluffy article about 75 films they're anticipating in 2016

http://www.theguardian.com/film/filmblog/2015/dec/29/75-must-see-films-of-2016

1) How to Talk to Girls at Parties

Neil Gaiman’s science fiction comedy short story has been adapted by screenwriter Philippa Goslett and directed by John Cameron Mitchell – making his first movie since 2010’s Rabbit Hole. Some nervy teenage boys show up at a party in, amazingly, Croydon, and are tongue-tied when it comes to chatting up the opposite sex. But then they discover that the “exchange student” girls at the party are from a different planet. Nicole Kidman stars.

2) Silence

A new film by Martin Scorsese is always an event, and this looks intriguing. It is based on the prizewinning 1966 novel by Japanese author Shusaku Endo (filmed twice before, by Japanese director Masahiro Shinoda in 1971 and Portuguese director João Mário Grilo in 1996 as The Eyes of Asia). It is the true story of a 17th-century Christian missionary in Japan, played here by Liam Neeson, who was forced to recant his faith. Two younger priests, played by Adam Driver and Andrew Garfield, come looking for him and themselves face the same ordeal.

3) Manchester-by-the-Sea

A man is forced to take care of his nephew after the boy’s father dies. This is the bare outline of Kenneth Lonergan’s new film, a drama that stars Casey Affleck as the uncle who shoulders the burden of childcare, while at the same returning to his Massachusetts hometown and attempting to make peace with his ex-wife, played by Michelle Williams. Lonergan is respected as an auteur after his critically adored Margaret struggled to get a proper release after a colossal row over editing and ownership.

4) American Honey

Andrea Arnold is another heavy-hitting British director heading to the US in 2016. Her new movie, American Honey, stars Sasha Lane as a teenager who travels across the US midwest with one of the now notorious magazine sales crews. These groups of young people peddle magazine subscriptions door to door, sleeping three or four to a room in cheap motels with the lowest seller getting the floor. Arnold was reportedly inspired by the scandalised press coverage of these groups and their drug abuse. The cast also includes Shia LaBeouf.

5) Nocturnal Animals

Fashion designer Tom Ford was much admired for his movie-directing debut A Single Man (2009), which starred Colin Firth. He follows this up with Nocturnal Animals, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Amy Adams and Armie Hammer. It’s an intriguing story within a story based on the cult 1993 novel Tony & Susan by Austin Wright. A divorced and remarried woman receives the manuscript of a novel entitled Nocturnal Animals, written by her first husband, who has become a writer since they split. It appears to be a strange melodramatic thriller, composed in a coded way to disturb and upset his ex-wife.

6) Hail, Caesar!

We might have been hoping for an actual Roman epic from the Coen brothers, with George Clooney as Caesar. Actually it’s about 1950s Hollywood and the frantic behind-the-scenes quarrelling and ego-tripping during production of a sword-and-sandals extravaganza. Josh Brolin plays legendary spin doctor and fixer Eddie Mannix (Bob Hoskins played him the movie Hollywoodland) who has to cover up various crises, including the kidnap of the pampered leading male – played by Clooney.

7) Everybody Wants Some

After his epic masterpiece Boyhood, Richard Linklater now gives us a more conventional picture, though with a comparable preoccupation with masculinity. It’s a comedy-drama set in the early 80s about a group of first-year college students dealing with the dizzying prestige and freedom of being star baseball players. Everybody Wants Some (the title is taken from a Van Halen track) is a coming-of-age story and has been described as a followup to Linklater’s breakthrough movie Dazed and Confused.

8) Julieta

This new film from Pedro Almodóvar is understood to portray, in David Lynch’s words, a “woman in trouble”. It was originally called Silence, which is what the director calls the main component of any woman’s emotional trauma, but Almodóvar changed the title to avoid confusion with Scorsese’s forthcoming work. Julieta is played at two different times of her life by Adriana Uguarte and Emma Suárez. “It’s a return to the cinema of women, of great female protagonists, and it’s a hard-hitting drama, which excites me,” says Almodóvar.

9) Weightless

Once a director of almost Salingeresque reclusiveness, Terrence Malick is now very prolific. His new picture is understood to be about the intersection of two love triangles. Michael Fassbender, Cate Blanchett, Christian Bale, Rooney Mara and Ryan Gosling are all supposed to be in the cast, but Malick can be ruthless in cutting entire characters from his final edit. Weightless is set amid the music scene of Austin, Texas, where Malick filmed concert scenes in 2011 and 2012 featuring Arcade Fire, Iron and Wine, Fleet Foxes and Black Lips.

10) Free Fire

Ben Wheatley’s new film, co-written with Amy Jump, is a move to something like a straight-ahead Hollywood thriller. Could he be heading into the Christopher Nolan league? Free Fire is set in Boston in 1978. A big meet between criminals in a deserted warehouse turns sour: Cillian Murphy and Michael Smiley play Irishmen who have arranged to buy guns from mobsters played by Armie Hammer and Sharlto Copley. But things go badly wrong, and a shootout begins.

11) Sing

One of the year’s oddest propositions sees the return of Son of Rambow’s Garth Jennings who directs this animated musical with Scarlett Johansson voicing a “punk-rock porcupine”, Matthew McConaughey as a “dapper koala” and Reese Witherspoon behind an “overtaxed pig mother”.

12) Certain Women

Yet to truly put a foot wrong, Meek’s Cutoff director Kelly Reichardt has assembled an impressive cast for her new ensemble drama about the lives and loves of people living in a small Montana town. The lineup includes Kristen Stewart, Michelle Williams and Laura Dern.

13) Wiener-Dog

Revisiting his greater work hasn’t always worked for Todd Solondz (the loose Happiness sequel Life During Wartime was a letdown) but recruiting Greta Gerwig to play Welcome to the Dollhouse’s bullied outcast Dawn Weiner is reason to be excited. Especially with a cast that also includes Julie Delpy and Ellen Burstyn.

14) Salt and Fire

Werner Herzog directing a romantic thriller about a supervolcano might sound strange but this is the man who re-imagined Bad Lieutanant with Nicolas Cage in the lead role. Set to premiere at Sundance, the South American-set film stars Michael Shannon and Gael García Bernal.

15) War Machine

Beasts of No Nation proved a confident start to Netflix’s move into original movies and their major film of 2016 sounds like an equally high profile success story in the making. Brad Pitt stars in this black comedy that takes a satirical look at America’s war with Afghanistan. Animal Kingdom’s David Michod directs.

16) Russ & Roger Go Beyond

After his Amanda Knox-inspired drama The Face of an Angel underwhelmed, Michael Winterbottom is sticking to safer ground with the true story of the strange relationship between Roger Ebert and Russ Meyer, who worked together on Beyond the Valley of the Dolls. Will Ferrell stars as Russ and Josh Gad as Roger.

17) Neon Demon

After Spike Lee’s impressively angry Chi-Raq, Amazon are set to continue their relationship with daring directors by releasing the latest from Drive’s Nicolas Winding Refn. He’s giving the horror genre a stab with this cautionary tale about beauty-obsessed women in LA. Keanu Reeves, Elle Fanning and Christina Hendricks star.

18) Story of Your Life

After Prisoners, Enemy and Sicario, Denis Villeneuve has avoided the often troublesome transition from acclaimed foreign-language director to successful Hollywood player. He’s moving from the thriller genre to sci-fi with this tantalising set-up: Amy Adams plays a linguist recruited to uncover whether aliens have come to earth in peace or for war.

19) Zama

Female directors will be continuing their ascent in 2016 after a year of calls for more visibility, and this ambitious Latin American film from The Headless Woman’s Lucrecia Martel is set to be one of the most high profile. Produced by Pedro Almodóvar, it’s a historical epic about an official of the Spanish crown on a dangerous mission.

20) Doctor Strange

For anyone tired of superhero movies, Marvel’s latest addition to their expanded universe might tempt you back to the fold. Teased as a “mind trip action film” it boasts one of the year’s greatest casts: Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Tilda Swinton, Rachel McAdams and Mads Mikkelsen.

21) Ghostbusters

Paul Feig’s female-fronted reboot of the adventures of the ghoul-squishing quartet has met with some worrying blowback from fans of the original concerned that ladies wouldn’t be able to cut it. But the film itself looks like a cracker, with Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig among those donning a jumpsuit, plus cameos from almost all the original crew.

22) Snowden

Oliver Stone’s biopic of the NSA whistleblower has moved to 2016, potentially eyeing a Cannes premiere. Joseph Gordon-Levitt takes the lead, with Shailene Woodley as his girlfriend, plus Tom Wilkinson, Zachary Quinto and Melissa Leo as the Guardian journalists and the documentary maker to whom he first told his story.

23) It’s Only the End of the World

Still just 26, Xavier Dolan continues his remorseless rise to the top with a drama about a writer (Gaspard Ulliel) returning to his hometown after 12 years to announce that he is dying. This family – including Lea Seydoux, Marion Cotillard and Vincent Cassel – aren’t wholly sympathetic.

24) Love and Friendship

Eighteen years after Last Days of Disco, director Whit Stillman reunites with Chloë Sevigny and Kate Beckinsale for a loose version of Jane Austen’s 1790s-set novella Lady Susan. Beckinsale is the lead, a beautiful widow intent on both securing her inheritance and snagging a new husband for herself and a fresh one for her deb daughter. Stephen Fry, James Fleet and Jemma Redgrave are on call.

25) The BFG

Now Steven Spielberg has finally got his mitts on Mark Rylance (he first chased him in the 80s, only to be turned down in favour of the RSC), he’s not letting up. Eight months after the release of Bridge of Spies (in which Rylance starred as Soviet agent Rudolf Abel opposite Tom Hanks), we have this much-anticipated adaptation of the Roald Dahl book about a little girl befriended in her orphanage by a benign giant.

26) The Light Between Oceans

Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander play a lighthouse keeper and his wife living off the coast of Western Australia who raise a baby they find adrift in a rowboat. Rachel Weisz co-stars in the latest from Blue Valentine and The Place Beyond the Pines director Derek Cianfrance.

27) Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

Formerly known as The Taliban Shuffle, this is a war reporter satire headed up by Tina Fey with cracking support from Margot Robbie, Alfred Molina, Martin Freeman and Billy Bob Thornton. It’s based on the book by Kim Barker, who arrived in Kabul as a clueless journalist in 2002 before finding her feet amid the crossfire. The directors, Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, previously took the reins on Robbie’s vehicle Focus, as well as Crazy Stupid Love and I Love You Phillip Morris.

28) A United Kingdom

Amma Assante follows Belle with another true-life tale of racial difference bucking high society. In this 1940s-set drama, David Oyelowo plays Prince Seretse Khama of Botswana, who causes an international stir on marrying a white woman from London (Rosamund Pike). Jack Davenport, Tom Felton, Laura Carmichael – and Nicholas Lyndhurst! – co-star.

29) The Lost City of Z

Having been let go from the shackles of starring in Fifty Shades of Grey, Charlie Hunnam has a pop at another strapping lad with whip – real-life jungle explorer Percival Fawcett, who never returned from a 1925 trip in search of a lost Amazon civilisation. Sienna Miller plays his missus, Robert Pattinson and Tom Holland also don the khaki.

30) La La Land

Damien Chazelle! JK Simmons! Jazz! The breakout Whiplash director sticks with the familiar for his next project – but also chucks into the mix Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. They’re replacing Miles Teller and Emma Watson as an ivory-tickler and the aspiring actress he falls for in LA.

31) Loving

Jeff Nichols (Mud) has quietly become one of Hollywood’s more significant auteurs, and here he is taking on a big, real-life subject. In 1959, Mildred and Richard Loving were convicted of interracial marriage in a Virginia court and went all the way to the supreme court to get the ruling overturned. Ruth Negga plays Mildred, and Joel Edgerton is Richard, while Nichol’s ever-present collaborator Michael Shannon turns up as Grey Villet, the Life photographer who covered the story and helped turn it into a key test of civil rights.

32) LBJ

Every president must get their movie, and here is one of those previously overlooked, despite having a bit part in every account of the Kennedy assassination. Lyndon Baines Johnson may have a bellicose reputation, but his record on civil rights, ending poverty and gun control makes his presidency a high water mark in US liberalism. Interest in him cinematically seems to have been piqued by his portrayal in Selma as a tough-nosed, savvy political operator, and this biopic – directed by Rob Reiner with Woody Harrelson as the man himself, with a script plucked from the 2014 Black List – looks as if it will cover familiar ground, starting with LBJ’s abrupt ascent to the presidency and battles over civil rights and Vietnam.

33) The Real Wound

Abdellatif Kechiche won the Palme d’Or in 2013 with Blue Is the Warmest Colour, an impassioned study of same-sex coming-of-age. This time, the subject is not dissimilar, but it’s about a teenage boy on the lookout for girls. It’s adapted from a novel by François Bégaudeau, who is perhaps best known for writing and starring in another Palme winner, The Class, in 2008; if nothing else, The Real Wound has pedigree. It’s also got Gérard Depardieu, on something of a roll after Welcome to New York and The Valley of Love, so definitely worth looking out for.

34) Zootopia

After Pixar released both Inside Out and The Good Dinosaur this year, sister studio Walt Disney Animation has two films lined up for 2016. South Pacific yarn Moana is due in November, but earlier in the year will come this sprightly sounding animal-noir tale, inspired apparently by Disney’s now rather forgotten 1973 cartoon Robin Hood. Named after the town filled with animals where it all goes down, Zootopia revolves around a bunny rabbit cop Judy Hopps (Ginnifer Goodwin), who teams up with unreliable scam artist fox Nick Wilde (Jason Bateman) to track down a missing otter.

35) Assassin’s Creed

Macbeth director Justin Kurzel reunites with his stars Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard for this adaptation/extension of the blockbusting video game, which concerns itself with the descendants of a secret society (The Assassins) who over the centuries must confront those of another (The Knights Templar). Fassbender plays Callum Lynch, a character created especially for the film, which, like the game, is part of a series of interlocking stories set in a larger game universe. There’s no word yet on whether he spends the entire time wandering around a faux medieval Scottish landscape with the scars of battle still visible on his flesh. Still, game producers Ubisoft deserve kudos for going down what looks like the arthouse route for their film.

36) Money Monster

Jodie Foster’s last directorial effort, The Beaver, was a not-likely-to-be-popular oddity thoroughly swamped by the unpleasantness surrounding its leading man, Mel Gibson, in the run-up to its release in 2011. Now she’s back for more, however, and has cast another heavyweight lead actor – George Clooney – in the central role. Clooney plays one of those financial advice guys who dispenses stock tips on his TV show; a disgruntled viewer, played by 71’s Jack O’Connell, turns up and holds him hostage after losing money. Julia Roberts is in there, too, playing the show’s producer.

37) A Cure for Wellness

Gore Verbinski is best known as the purveyor of effervescent family entertainments, from Mouse Hunt to Pirates of the Caribbean, but he also has a nice line in horror: to wit, the US remake of the Japanese classic Ring. A Cure for Wellness sees him dive back into the horror pool, with Dane DeHaan playing a young employee attempting to extricate his boss from a sinister “wellness” spa run by Jason Isaacs, who has dastardly designs on his patients, who include Mia Goth. With Verbinski’s track record for handling a big canvas, this is sure to be worth a look.


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