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    THE BYGONE: Graham Phillips Cowboys Up | Film Review & Trailer

    This month of November, we are quite fortunate to watch a few indie films that are fresh, beautifully photographed, and somewhat in tune with current cultural and economic challenges facing the United States in addition to telling an engaging, dramatic story. THE BYGONE easily qualifies as one of these special, inspired films. This modern-day western, […] More

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    All Eyes on Gustav Lindh: The Young Star of QUEEN OF HEARTS Will Not Go Away | Q&A

    Danish film, QUEEN OF HEARTS, starring Trine Dyrholm and Gustav Lindh, started our movie-watching November with a big, and unexpectedly sexual bang. This out-of-the-box take on adultery, abuse and poor decision-making will leave a lasting impression with the viewers and we invite you to see this film as soon as possible. See the trailer for […] More

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    NewFest 2019: Jury & Audience Award Winners Announced

    NewFest, one of the world’s most respected LGBTQ film festivals, and with a refreshing line up of films has announced the winners of its 31st edition which took place in New York from October 23 to 29, 2019. Top honors went to Jayro Bustamante for TEMBLORES (Grand Jury Prize, Narrative Feature) and Theodore Collatos and Carolina […] More

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  • On Am,azon Prime in US and the UK, post-holocaust documentary NEVER AGAIN IS NOW.
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    NEVER AGAIN IS NOW Antisemitism Doc is Our Film Pick | Review & Tailer

    At Brave New Hollywood we believe in drawing attention to films worthy of time and attention. This month, we pick NEVER AGAIN IS NOW, an important and timely documentary releasing wide on October 23rd, and urge you to see it. Personal films are often the most moving and poignant ones, because they are rooted in […] More

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    AFI FEST 2019 Film Line Up: Premieres, Documentaries and World Cinema

    The prestigious AFI Fest runs next month in Los Angeles, Nov. 14-21, honoring the best festival films of the year and is, not surprisingly, an important venue for film lovers and filmmakers to converge in the movie capital of the world.  AFI Fest, with its November programming, is also a bellwether for Oscar gold as Oscar nominees […] More

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  • AFI announces partnership with upscale theaters under Spotlight Cinema Network.
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    AFI Announces Exclusive Partnership with Spotlight Cinemas

    This month, AFI announced an exclusive yearlong partnership with Spotlight Cinemas to showcase rare and never-before-seen footage from the AFI Archive as a part of Spotlight’s pre-show entertainment aimed at exhibitors and fans of independent film throughout their theater locations, nationwide. Each month, AFI will produce new segments that give theatergoers across the United States […] More

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  • Top Five Films that Dazzled at Toronto International Film Festival 2019
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    TIFF 2019: Our Top Five Film Picks From Toronto International Film Festival

    The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) has traditionally been the harbinger of the best films coming in the fall. A blessing from the audiences and critics at TIFF could signal an award-winner and maybe even a box office hit. So, this September, TIFF 2019 was bigger and better than ever, boasting over 333 films from […] More

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    FIVE NEW FACES at TIFF 2019: Kelvin Harrison Jr., Geraldine Viswanathan, Chino Darin

    Like every film festival, new films mean new faces.  And at TIFF 2019, these new faces shone brightly through quirky and dark films. In no particular order, the rising, talked-about actors and actresses at TIFF 2019 are… Holocaust drama, THE PAINTED BIRD, had audiences walking out of screenings. A grim and violent film, THE PAINTED […] More

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    Indie Dramedy 10E Focuses on the Armenian-American Teen Experience | Trailer Debut

    This September, a new comedy, drama film arrives in select theaters, with its eye on a sub-culture inside the large melting pot that’s Southern California. 10E is a truly unique film and the first of its kind to shine a light on the Armenian-American teen experience. Actor-director, Vahik Pirhamzei has playfully brought to the table […] More

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    Kathy Griffin Stands Her Ground in New Comedy-Documentary A HELL OF A STORY | Trailer

    Kathy Griffin has a hell of a story to tell and she gets to tell it her way. The massive blowback that caused her career to vanish overnight, with the loss of TV contracts and other lucrative deals was due to Griffin posing for a photograph in which she held a mask resembling the bloodied […] More

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    15 MINUTES OF WAR Film: Official Trailer & Poster

    Released today, are the official U.S. Trailer and poster for 15 MINUTES OF WAR coming to select theaters and VOD August 2nd. This French/Belgium production (in English and French with English subtitles) was directed by Fred Grivois and stars Alban Lenoir and Olga Kurylenko, and is based on the true-life 1976 hostage crisis between Somali rebels who kidnapped […] More

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  • James Bond film franchise hints at a new era for its top agent.
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    Bond Girl No More? Lashana Lynch gets James Bond’s Number

    Is the James Bond franchise-changing, adapting to the times?  Well, yes and no.  Apparently, in the upcoming Bond flick (and the final flick for Daniel Craig as Bond), a black woman will be designated “007” – the designation previously assigned to James Bond for all these 50 years and 26 movies. Black British actress, Lashana […] More

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    Indie Dramedy SUMMER NIGHT (2019) By Actor-Director Joseph Cross Looks Promising | Trailer

    From Samuel Goldwyn Films comes SUMMER NIGHT, by director Joseph Cross. Scroll down to watch the official trailer for the film. Judging by the newly released trailer, the film is beautifully shot, and it features an exciting line up of Hollywood’s fastest rising stars including Ellar Coltrane (BOYHOOD), Ian Nelson (THE BOY NEXTDOOR), Analeigh Tipton […] More

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    ALADDIN and Disney’s Whole New World | Video Featurette

    ALADDIN, the live-action remake of Disney’s hit 1992 animated musical, marks another milestone of the Mouse House’s campaign to mine past hits. They are a studio with a long history, so their catalog is generational. If you loved that movie as a kid, come watch this new version with your kids 20 years later! They […] More

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    HALSTON: New Documentary Showcases an American Fashion Superstar | Trailer

    A new and detailed documentary film on designer Halston is headed our way. Considered America’s first superstar designer, Halston (full name Roy Halston Frowick) was born in Des Moines Iowa. He rose to international fame in the 1970s, creating an empire and personifying the dramatic social and sexual revolution of the last century. Looking behind […] More

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    ROCKETMAM Movie: Taron Egerton Channels Elton John | Video

    Maybe when Elton John met Taron Egerton on the set of KINGSMEN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE, the two concocted a plan to make a musical biopic of the legendary piano man?  Who knows?  The upcoming ROCKETMAN has a pedigree that guarantees a worldwide hit.  Witness the success of A STAR IS BORN and the critics-proof BOHEMIAN […] More

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    Genre-Bending Film THE WIND a Western Horror with Supernatural Elements | Trailer

    IFC Midnight has acquired the distribution rights to director Emma Tammi’s period, horror film, THE WIND, starring Caitlin Gerard, Julia Goldani Telles, Miles Anderson, and Dylan McTee. THE WIND also marks the filmmaker’s feature film debut and so far the word is good. THE WIND premiered at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in its […] More

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    BUFFALLO BOYS The Genre Defying, Western Action Film From Singapore | Trailer & US Release Date

    BUFFALO BOYS, the directorial debut from Mike Wiluan, a producer on this year’s highly successful cultural phenomenon CRAZY RICH ASIANS, as well as other hit films including HITMAN: AGENT 47 and HEADSHOT makes its U.S. debut. After premiering at the 2018 Fantasia Film Festival and 2018 New York Asian Film Festival, the film will be […] More

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    AFI FEST 2018 is Impacted by California Fires

    AFI Fest (presented by Audi) is underway in Los Angeles. But this year, the American Film Institute’s 32nd annual celebration of international cinema from modern masters and emerging filmmakers was impacted by the continuing tragedy and loss of the fires in Ventura and LA counties. Eagerly awaited films like the long-delayed Aretha Franklin documentary “Amazing […] More

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    Alex Pettyfer Directs: BACK ROADS Film Trailer Intrigues

    Last week, an intriguing, new film trailer arrived, receiving immediate online buzz. It caught our attention here at Brave New Hollywood too; especially when we recognized the familiar name and face we have not heard from in a while. Now, we know why. The man behind the project has been busy venturing into new, creative […] More

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    BETTER ANGELS Documentary Examines US-China Relations | Trailer

    A brand new documentary film BETTER ANGELS, examining the US-China relationship is doing its festival circuit before its limited theatrical release in November. As the producer of the film, and author William Mundel points out, Lee Kuan Yew, the founding prime minister of Singapore, often said that competition between the US and China is inevitable, […] More

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    ‘Making Montgomery Clift’ Documentary Rescues the Actor’s Legacy | LA Film Festival

    A new documentary about the life and career of Hollywood legend, Montgomery Clift, aims to reframe the man from decades of common lore.  If there was a Mount Rushmore of Hollywood, Clift deserves a spot alongside the likes of James Dean and Marlon Brando as Clift was one of the pioneers of method acting in […] More

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  • Oscars 2018 buzz? SKIN starring Jamie Bell shows promise after being praised by critics at TIFF 2018
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    SKIN Movie Starring Jamie Bell Winner of FIPRESCI Prize at TIFF 2018

    Many people see getting a tattoo as a symbolic act meant to define one’s identity and signify personal growth. However, for the main character in Israeli director Guy Nattiv’s latest feature Skin, the reverse is true. Jamie Bell stars as Bryon Widner, a real-life ex neo-nazi who underwent almost two years of intensely painful procedures […] More

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  • Bollywood action film "The Man Who Feels No Pain" lands on both feet at TIFF's Midnight Madness screenings.
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    TIFF 2018 Spotlight: “The Man Who Feels No Pain” is a Hit

    Any seasoned TIFF filmgoer will tell you that Midnight Madness is the place to see over-the-top genre pictures, from horror to kung-fu and everything in between. But this year’s installment of the annual late-night showcase saw a new genre thrown into the mix: Bollywood. The Man Who Feels No Pain, the latest film from Indian […] More

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  • Richie Merritt plays a teenager who takes risks to reach for the American dream, in Yann Demange's "White Boy Rick," screening at TIFF 2018
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    TIFF 2018 Profile: Richie Merritt, star of ‘White Boy Rick’

    Although TIFF is mainly known for its star-studded red carpets and A-list galas, one of the most talked-about performances this year came from a name you probably don’t recognize. That’s because prior to being cast in the title role of director Yann Demange’s gritty new crime drama White Boy Rick, 17-year-old Richie Merritt had never […] More

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  • In "Nomis" directed by written and directed by David Raymond, American law enforcement succeeds in catching a notorious online predator but uncover a lot more. Screening at LA Film Festival 2018
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    L.A Film Festival 2018: Celebrating Indie Films and More

    At the heart of Hollywood, the LA Film Festival has gone through a number of incarnations since its launch as the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival (LAIFF) in 1995.  LAIFF was absorbed by the non-profit Film Independent which is best known for its Film Independent Spirit Awards which are presented annually the day before the […] More

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  • Actors, Marwan Kenzari, Hannah Ware and Toby Kebbell celebrate Netflix's release of real-life, spy thriller, "The Angel,"
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    Netflix Premieres “The Angel” Starring Marwan Kenzari

    On September 13, 2018 in Los Angeles, Netflix presented The Angel, a new film by director Ariel Vromen. Attending the event were the film’s stars Marwan Kenzari, Toby Kebbell, Hannah Ware, and additional guests Gerard Butler and Zach Braff. Directed by Ariel Vromen The Angel is the true story of Ashraf Marwan, who was Egyptian […] More

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  • Actress, activist, Rose McGowan opens up about the alleged sexual misconduct by her former friend Asia Argento.
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    Rose McGowan’s Statement on Asia Argento

    Actress, activist Rose McGowan has released a statement, distancing herself from Asia Argento in the wake of sexual assault allegations brought against the Italian actress, singer, and director. On Monday, August 27, McGowan shared her thoughts publicly in a written statement and how she found out about Argento’s affair with actor Jimmy Bennett (a minor at the time of […] More

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  • The 7th annual Taste of Summer food and wine tasting event was hosted by actor and restaurateur Jon Huertas.
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    ‘This is Us’ Star Jon Huertas Hosts Fulfillment Fund’s 7th Annual Taste of Summer

    Presented by the Fulfillment Fund Leadership Council, Taste of Summer took place on Saturday, July 28, 2018, at Unici Casa event space. Marking its 7th year, this exclusive food and drink tasting event was hosted by Jon Huertas, star of NBC’s “This Is Us” and co-owner of CLUTCH, Venice Beach. Honorary Chef Eric Greenspan (Food Network star and […] More

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  • "To the Night" official first trailer feat. rising star Caleb Landry Jones
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    Caleb Landry Jones Battles Demons in ‘To the Night’ Film Trailer

    Here comes the first official trailer for To the Night, featuring Caleb Landry Jones (Three Billboards, X-Men: First Class) and Eleonore Hendricks (Heaven Knows What), about an artists suffering from demons in his past. The film is written and directed by Austrian filmmaker Peter Brunner who is making his transition from short films and music […] More

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  • Ryan Coogler is an entertaining filmmaker with a message in his films.
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    Director Ryan Coogler and ‘Black Panther’: A Shifting Tide in Hollywood

    Afro-Futurist Now! Ryan Coogler, the director of the hit Marvel flick Black Panther is cementing his reputation as the new Spike Lee, a filmmaker who addresses black American social issues while still making entertainment. At the ripe old age of 31, his film resume is impressive – his first film Fruitvale Station was about the […] More

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  • Chris Hemsworth and Mark Ruffalo were among Marvel Studios' cast of superheroes in a secret location in Atlanta, GA
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    Marvel Studios’ Cinematic Universe 10-Year-Anniversary Class Photo | Behind-the-Scenes VIDEO

    This week, Marvel Studios kicked off its year-long Marvel Cinematic Universe 10-Year anniversary celebration with a powerhouse of a class photo featuring superstar actors, actresses and the filmmakers from over the last ten years of Marvel films. On October 7th, 2017 a group of more than 80 actors and filmmakers all came together in secret […] More

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  • Irreplaceable You movie trailer feat Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Kate McKinnon, and Christopher Walken - Released by Netflix
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    Love & Life: ‘Irreplaceable You’ Starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Michiel Huisman Comes to Netflix | TRAILER

    Irreplaceable You features some of the most promising rising stars, along with a few veteran favorites.  Directed by Stephanie Laing, (better known as the Executive producer of HBO’s Veep and Vice Principals) Irreplaceable You tells the romantic story of Abbie (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) and Sam (Michiel Huisman), childhood best friends who ended up engaged to be married while living a peaceful […] More

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    In 24 HOURS TO LIVE: Ethan Hawke is a Deadly Man with a Gun | Our Film Pick & Trailer

    From the unique viewpoint of a veteran stuntman and the producers of the John Wick movies, comes 24 HOURS TO LIVE, an action-heavy, world-trotting thriller starring Ethan Hawke. 24 HOURS TO LIVE is about a career assassin, Travis Conrad (Ethan Hawke) who is given a chance at redemption after his employer brings him back to […] More

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  • Corbin Bleu will host The Looking Ahead Awards 2017, held at the Taglyan Complex in Hollywood, California.
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    LOOKING AHEAD AWARDS 2017 To Honor The Cast of DETROIT, THIS IS US & More

    The Actors Fund announced earlier this week that the ensemble cast of Kathryn Bigelow’s latest film DETROIT will be honored with the Looking Ahead Award for Community Service at the Looking Ahead Awards 2017, on Tuesday, December 5 at 6:00 pm, at the Taglyan Complex in Hollywood. The award, honoring an ensemble cast who exemplifies […] More

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  • WAIT FOR YOUR LAUGH documentary, shot on 16mm and 35mm film, chronicles the longest career in show biz history.
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    WAIT FOR YOUR LAUGH Documentary on Rose Marie Celebrates The Longest Career in Show Business

    From Vitagraph Films comes the Documentary WAIT FOR YOUR LAUGH, digging into what is known as the “longest career in ShowBiz history,” the career of Rose Marie, singer, comedienne, entertainer extraordinaire. Far more than just sassy Sally Rogers on “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” and the top center square on “Hollywood Squares,” Rose Marie worked in […] More

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  • Carey Mulligan and Mary J. Blige hold hands during the AFI FILM FEST presentation of Mudbound
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    ‘Mudbound’ Opens AFI FILM FEST 2017

    The opening night film selected for this year’s AFI Film Fest in Los Angeles was the stylish, visually stunning and important, Mudbound, and NETFLIX nabbed the rights to distribute this timely film. Mudbound tells the story of two families in their different, harsh struggle to make it, in the racially divided Mississippi of post-World-War-II. Watch a […] More

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  • Sam Pollard's documentary screening at AFI FEST 2017 will be one of the most talked about documentaries of the year.
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    Documentary: Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me | AFI FEST 2017

    In today’s polarizing American politics, where the fast, irresponsible rhetoric has created a culture of divisiveness and seclusion, more than ever a sigh of relief and a glimmer of hope can be a gift. Artists tend to be catalyst for change. Famous artists who use their voice to bring attention to domestic and world affairs […] More

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    AFI FEST 2017: ‘Call me By Your Name,’ ‘Hostiles’ & Errol Morris Honored

    The American Film Institute (AFI) has announced three Centerpiece Galas and Tributes happening as a part of AFI FEST 2017 presented by Audi. Films presented in this year’s Centerpiece Galas are: CALL ME BY YOUR NAME (directed by Luca Guadagnino) on Friday, November 10 THE DISASTER ARTIST (Directed by James Franco) on Sunday, November 12 […] More

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  • Will this Harvey Weinstein scandal change Hollywood?
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    The Fall of Harvey Weinstein and Abuse of Power in Hollywood

    The recent revelations regarding alleged sexual harassment, rape and abuse by Hollywood powerhouse producer, Harvey Weinstein, comes ironically at a time when we are celebrating the increasing influence of women (WONDER WOMAN) and minorities (Ed Skrein yielding to Daniel Kim) in the film industry. Unfortunately, the movie industry is prone to abuses of power because […] More

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    Calum Worthy Breaks Out in ‘Bodied’ – TIFF 2017 Films

    Although the Toronto International Film Festival’s Midnight Madness program is typically associated with genre pictures, particularly horror, one of the most buzzed about titles to premiere in the coveted late night slot this year was director Joseph Khan’s satirical, genre-defying examination of battle rap, Bodied. The film stars Calum Worthy as Adam, a hyper-literate PhD […] More

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    Andy Serkis’ “Breathe” | TIFF 2017 Spotlight

    Andy Serkis is one of the hardest working actors in Hollywood today, and although you may not recognize his face, you have no doubt enjoyed his work. Often referred to as the “king of motion capture”, Serkis has starred in some of the biggest franchises in movie history – The Lord of the Rings, The […] More

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  • Jessica Chastain puts on her bast game-face in Aaron Sorkin film "Molly's Game."
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    Molly’s Game: Jessica Chastain Raises the Stakes – TIFF Review

    Molly’s Game premiered at Toronto International Film festival (TIFF) on September 9, 2017 at the Wintergarden Theatre. After years as one of Hollywood’s most prominent and polarizing screenwriters, Aaron Sorkin has finally taken his first foray into directing with Molly’s Game, a true story based on poker madam Molly Bloom’s rise and fall in the […] More

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  • Ann Skelly (RED ROCK) who stars as Candice, with support from a cast of rising and established Irish stars, including Ryan Lincoln (CARDBOARD GANGSTERS), Ryan McParland (SKUNKY DOG), Conall Keating (ROBBIE THE RABBIT) and Tony Doyle (SING STREET)
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    KISSING CANDICE: The Crafty Dark Star of TIFF 2017 – Film Review & Trailer

    KISSING CANDICE opens with a red neon nightmare. A young woman sits in a red car with a young man at night.  She kisses him, then draws back. Kisses him again, then pulls away. The sexual frustration is palpable, but then the young man abruptly gets out of the car and walks into a grotesque […] More

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  • A mystical force grips Vera and her family in Michael Willaims' horror, mystery "The Atoning" (2017). Re;eased by Gravitas Ventures.
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    The Atoning: Horror Film Trailer Released

    This week came the trailer for The Atoning, a new indie horror film, released by Gravitas Ventures. The film stars: Virginia Newcomb (soon to be seen in Jumanji ), Michael LaCour (Texas Heart), and Cannon Bosarge (Bonnie & Clyde, TV series), and it is written, and directed by Michael Williams (OzLand). Don’t be fooled by its relatively […] More

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    Mammoth Lakes Film Festival 2017: Preview of This Year’s Lineup

    Mammoth Lakes Film Festival 2017 announced the line up for this year’s competition, including special events honoring iconic filmmakers John Sayles (Limbo) and Tommy Chong (Up in Smoke). The five-day festival screens independent features and shorts in the gorgeous eastern Sierra settings of Mammoth Lakes, from May 24 until May 28, 2017, Memorial Day weekend. In two years, this festival […] More

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  • Iranian folk, rock star Mohsen Namjoo stars ina new film about the pursuit of dreams by a group of immigrants in San Francisco. - Matson Films
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    Mohsen Namjoo and Lars Ulrich of Metallica Star in Radio Dreams – Indie Film Trailer

    Radio Dreams (starring Mohsen Namjoo) exhibits the bizarre experience of immigrants pursuing dreams in their new country, the United Sates, blending dashes of honesty, art, and socio-political topicality served up in an ingenious, offbeat transmission. Watch the trailer for the film below. Radio Dreams dives into the strange and very real world of PARS-FM – a Persian radio station (broadcasting in Farsi) […] More

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    Trailer Debut: ‘Streamer’ Starring Jared Bratt

    From Canadian filmmaker and actor, Jared Bratt who we reported on, comes the new, official trailer for Streamer, a stylish, micro-budget psychological drama / horror feature film seen so far by a limited number of North American (Canadian) audience members. Soon, it will be seen by many more people. Bratt, along with actress Tanya Lee […] More

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  • Chasing Evel:: The Robbie Knievel Story. A first look, official trailer. Courtesy of Thunderbird Entertainment
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    CHASING EVEL: THE ROBBIE KNIEVEL STORY | First Look Trailer

    This week, Thunderbird Entertainment released a first look at the trailer for Chasing Evel: The Robbie Knievel Story in ahead of its premiere at the Nashville Film Festival. The film was just nominated for Best Feature Documentary at Edmonton’s NorthWestFest, where it will have its Canadian premiere on May 12th. The documentary is based on the life and career of […] More

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  • IMDB gives Below Her Mouth an F rating recognizing Women in Film.
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    Below Her Mouth Gets IMDB’s New F-Rating

    Below Her Mouth movie is a first in a new category of ratings introduced by IMDb (Internet Movie Database), the world’s largest movie website. IMDB has adopted a new ‘F-rating’ to highlight films that are directed by women, written by women, and/or pass the Bechdel test. So, what is this test and what does it […] More

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  • Armenian genocide takes a front seat at a special screening of "The Promise" movie, during Elton John's AIDS Foundation Fundraising event in Hollywood.
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    The Elton John AIDS Foundation to Host Special Screening of ‘The Promise’

    On February 26, Oscar Night, Sir Elton John and husband David Furnish (The Elton John AIDS Foundation) will host a special screening of Terry George’s new film The Promise. The history-based film focuses on a love triangle set against the backdrop of the Armenian Genocide in Turkey at the beginning of WWI. The Promise stars […] More

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  • Indie film "Dark Night" opens in L.A. in February 2017 - Distributed by Cinelicious Pics
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    Tim Sutton’s DARK NIGHT Explores Homegrown Terrorism – TRAILER

    This month DARK NIGHT, an indie drama, by writer-director Tim Sutton (PAVILLION) looks into gun violence in America, isolation, and home grown terrorism, with a carefully executed shots and a distinctive style of filmmaking to tell its story as it plants and elevates the suspense. Tim Sutton’s third feature has been described as a haunting, […] More

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  • AFI supports Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi in a statement
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    AFI Voices Support For Iranian Director Asghar Farhadi, Opposes Trump’s Travel Ban

    The American Film Institute / AFI has released a statement of support for Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi who won’t attend the Academy Awards due to President Donald Trump’s executive order banning people seven countries, Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen from entering the Unites States of America. Farhadi’s film “The Salesman” has been nominated for […] More

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  • 25 years later, in 'Strike a Pose,' a new documentary released by Bond 360, Madonna's most famous backup dancers speak out. - Photo: Silversalt PR
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    In New Documentary STRIKE A POSE Madonna’s Dancers Speak Out

    In new documentary Strike a Pose, Madonna’s most famous dancers, from her Blond Ambition Tour, get the opportunity to revisit and tell their side of the experience and the life they have lived post the legendary concert event. In 1990, seven young male dancers – six gay, one straight – joined Madonna on her most […] More

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  • Christian Bale biographer, Harrison Cheung pens new new YA novel.
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    Christian Bale Bio Author Harrison Cheung Elevates with YA Novel ‘West of Weird’

    This month we received exciting news about our friend, Brave New Hollywood guest-blogger, author Harrison Cheung who has been achieving new success and aiming for higher, creative grounds. Harrison is the author of Christian Bale: The inside Story of the Darkest Batman, an entertaining, character study of one of Hollywood’s brightest stars, and the career […] More

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  • Natalie Portman portrays Jacqueline Kennedy in the bio-pic titled "Jackie" (2016)
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    ‘Jackie’ Screening in DC: What Natalie Portman Calls an ‘Extra Gift’

    On Thursday, December 1st, Natalie Portman and Director Pablo Larraín brought their new film Jackie to Washington D.C., screening the film for a packed house at the Newseum for some of Washington’s most influential politicians and journalists. 13 Members of Congress, current and former Obama administration officials including Eric Holder, men and women of the […] More

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    Micro-budget Indie ‘Streamer’ Screens in Toronto

    Indie film Streamer to screen in Toronto this November. This month Canadian filmmaker and actor, Jared Bratt delivers his indie feature film debut to its first audience in Canada. Streamer, a psychological drama, with elements of horror, tells the story of a young, single man who has been unlucky in the dating department. Jared (played […] More

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    Desiree Akhavan To Direct Chloë Grace Moretz in ‘The Miseducation of Cameron Post’

    Writer, director and star of the Sundance-acclaimed feature APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR, Desiree Akhavan, is set to direct the upcoming THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST. Based on Emily Danforth’s acclaimed and controversial coming-of-age novel of the same name, the film is set in 1993 and follows a girl forced into gay conversion therapy center after getting caught […] More

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  • A relationship of deceit, indie film "Keep in Touch" opens in Los Angels
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    Sam Kretchmar’s ‘Keep in Touch’ Begins Nationwide Theatrical Release – Trailer

    Director Sam Kretchmar’s Keep in Touch movie starts a theatrical release in Los Angeles, after successful festival circuit receptions. Unbundled Underground and Filmbuff have announced the November theatrical release of Sam Kretchmar’s Keep in Touch. Following a triumphant run at various film festivals, the indie drama will get a chance to screen in cinemas for the public and fans […] More

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  • Do Not Resist won the Tribeca Film Festival for best Documentary
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    Documentary ‘Do Not Resist’ Explores the Rapid Militarization of Our Police Force – Trailer

    Do Not Resist (documentary), a very timely and controversial look into the business of American policing and peace-keeping is about to hit theaters. along the way, this film has managed to thrill audiences with is bone-chilling observations and win an award at Tribeca Film Festival. It is the directorial debut of Detropia cinematographer Craig Atkinson giving […] More

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  • in 1966 a gunman opened fire from the tower of UT changing lives forever. Documentary film "Tower" chronicles the incident.
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    New Trailer & Poster: TOWER Documentary Examines 1966 Shooting at UT

    Here is a look at the new poster and the trailer for the very buzzy film Tower, a documentary directed by Keith Maitland, and released by Kino Lorber. The film was the SXSW 2016 Grand Jury Prize & Audience Award Winner and has been called “Tense, reflective and uniquely cinematic…a gripping dramatic reconstruction, a tribute to […] More

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  • "Blue Jay" Trailer stars Sarah Paulson and Mark Duplass as former sweethearts reconnecting after a chance meeting - Romance, Drama, directed by Alex Lehmann.
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    ‘Blue Jay’ Movie Trailer: Sarah Paulson & Mark Duplass Reconnect in B&W Romantic Drama

    Here comes the trailer for Blue Jay movie (2016), starring Sarah Paulson and Mark Duplass. It’s the first film from the Duplass brothers’ four-movie deal with Netflix which they signed last year, and they bring it to us in black-and-white, and it’s a romance, written by Mark Duplass. Former high school sweethearts Jim (Mark Duplass) and […] More

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    New Film: ‘We Kill Death’ Announced with Death-Defying Live Stunt at TIFF 2016

    We Kill Death, the first feature film produced by Hardcore Henry producers, to be made specifically for 4DX and ScreenX cinema technology formats. Hardcore Henry Executive Producer Alex A. Ginzburg and Tony Lee of Let It Play along with Hardcore Henry producer Inga Vainshtein Smith today announced a partnership with 4DX and ScreenX that will make […] More

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  • TIFF 2016 will feature the red carpet premiere of ARQ, directed by Tony Elliott.
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    ARQ Starring Robbie Amell Will Premiere at TIFF: Official Trailer

    ARQ, written and directed by Tony Elliott (Orphan Black) is a Netflix original film set in a dystopian society, starring Robbie Amell (The Flash) and Rachael Taylor (Jessica Jones). The film is set for its world premiere at the prestigious Toronto International Film festival 2016 (aka: TIFF). Sci-Fi thriller, ARQ is set in the future […] More

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  • Ira Sachs films celebrated in a mid-career retrospective at MoMA
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    Thank You for Being Honest: The Films of Ira Sachs at MoMA

    Thank You for Being Honest: The Films of Ira Sachs at MoMA – – The Museum of Modern Art presents a complete, mid-career retrospective of the films of Ira Sachs, a filmmaker who, in the course of seven features and five short films, has established himself as one of the singular voices in American cinema. […] More

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  • Creedmoria explores the auto-biographical family troubles of its filmmaker
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    Film Focus: Creedmoria, starring Stef Dawson

    Hitting the film festival circuit these past few weeks is an awkwardly charming (it’s a good thing) indie coming-of-age comedy with a heart, titled Creedmoria. It features the fashion and the uncertainty of the 70s transition into the 80s, vintage cars, and good ‘ol classic rock as its soundtrack. Intrigued? The film has gone under […] More

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  • Terminator Salvation (2009) was not memorable but Anton Yelchin managed to leave his mark as Kyle Reese.
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    Anton Yelchin Remembered: His Notable Roles in Films

    The 27 year old Russian-born actor, Anton Yelchin, was tragically killed in a bizarre car accident.  Best known for his portrayal of Ensign Chekov on JJ Abram’s reboot of Star Trek, Yelchin was on the brink of major stardom, having already built up a considerable career – his IMDB resume shows his first gig on […] More

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    Mammoth Lakes Film Festival 2016 Winners Announced

    The Mammoth Lakes Film Festival 2016 concluded on Sunday, May 29th, with the Closing Night Party taking place at Sierra Events Center. Over 50 films were screened in five days, including premieres, presentation of the first ever Sierra Spirit Award to legendary director Joe Dante. Taking home the Jury Award, for Feature Narrative, was Bodkin Ras […] More

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  • Buddymoon (USA) competing at MLFF 2016 stars David Giuntoli and Flula Borg.
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    Mammoth Lakes Film Festival 2016 Preview: Indie Films in the Sierras

    Mammoth Lakes Film Festival 2016 is just around the corner and here is our preview with an exclusive chat with its founder. Judging from what we witnessed last year, this event should feature another year of noteworthy films. last year, during its debut the festival played host to documentary films like Alex Gibney’s Steve Jobs: […] More

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  • Kevin Spacey Foundation offers Mentorship and support for today's aspiring artists.
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    The Kevin Spacey Foundation (KSF) Announces Noms for Artists of Choice 2016 Program

    The Kevin Spacey Foundation (KSF) has announced the shortlisted companies for its KSF Artists of Choice program – a pioneering funding and mentoring initiative for UK, US and Canadian based emerging artists working in theatre, musical theatre, dance or film. Epitomizing KSF’s aim of ‘sending the elevator back down’ it provides funding, year-round support and […] More

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  • Vampire comedy 'Therapy for a Vampire' to open LA, NY and wider. - Music Box Films
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    ‘Therapy for a Vampire’ U.S. Release Dates Announced – Trailer

    Therapy for a Vampire, the acclaimed Austrian vampire, romantic-comedy set in 1930s Vienna. Written and directed by David Ruehm, the film is a clever take on the vampire genre with dashes of farce and gorgeous cinematography by DP Martin Gschlacht (Goodnight Mommy, Oscar-nominated Revanche). Therapy for a Vampire won the Audience Award at the 2016 […] More

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  • Inspired by 2001: A Space Odyssey and Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Somnus (2016) is a new SciFi thriller.
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    Sci-Fi Movie Poster Revealed: Somnus

    Following the release of the Somnus teaser trailer, Epic Pictures Group (Turbo Kid, Nina Forever) has just released the sci-fi thriller’s official poster.  The company will release the film in the US later this year. Written by Russell Owen and Chris Reading, the film is Reading’s directorial debut. Somnus follows the crew of an aging […] More

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    Virtual Reality Film to Recreate Anne Frank’s World

    Anne Frank in virtual reality? Yes, it’s happening. Jonah Hirsch, the producer from the acclaimed virtual reality film First and filmmaker Danny Abrahms will build on the success of Hirsch’s VR Wright Brothers film and are in production on a new VR film entitled Anne, announced this week by Hirsch. The project is being financed […] More

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  • in 1980s films Prince carved out a niche on the big screen
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    Prince in Films: A Look at The Artist on Celluloid

    With the sudden news of Prince’s passing at age 57, many outlets started to take stock of this creative juggernaut of a man who leaves behind an impressive collection of work. With 39 studio albums, and 28 major concert tours, these are only a few of his accomplishments. Here at Brave New Hollywood, we decided to […] More

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  • Hannah Montana boyfriend Jake Ryan was played by Cody Linley
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    Sharknado Franchise Adds Cody Linley

    Cody Linley is making a huge splash this summer with a starring role in Syfy’s latest installment of the smash hit “Sharknado” franchise – “Sharknado 4.” Cody’s character Matt is the eldest son of Fin (Ian Ziering) and April (Tara Reid). After surviving the first Sharknado, Matt finished flight school and joined the Army. He’s experienced the events of […] More

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    Becoming Bulletproof: A Beautiful Film Pierces Through The Heart

    Becoming Bulletproof – our Brave New Hollywood review. Being an actor isn’t easy… You need nerves of steel, tireless conviction, and a superhuman ability to deal with rejection. And even then, your chances of actually getting work can be pretty grim. But for the remarkable performers who’ve become part of Will and Peter Halby’s Zeno […] More

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  • FIVARS 2015 Festival will feature 15 international short VR films.
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    FIVARS: Virtual & Augmented Reality Film Festival

    FIVARS, the Festival of International Virtual and Augmented Reality Stories, the first Canadian festival of its kind, will showcase a new wave of filmmakers and content producers who push the boundaries of virtual reality (VR) cinematography. The two-day festival runs from September 19-20, 2015 at UG3 Live (77 Peter Street) from 11:00 am-7:00 pm. Advance tickets […] More

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  • Miles Scott the cancer surviving San Francisco Batkid
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    Julia Roberts To Produce and Star in BATKID BEGINS

    SLAMDANCE NEWS: As the excitement revs up in Park City, Submarine Entertainment announced today that Hollywood A-lister Julia Roberts has been attached to the remake rights to the new documentary BATKID BEGINS: THE WISH HEARD AROUND THE WORLD – A DANA NACHMAN FILM on the eve of its world premiere at Slamdance Film Festival. Actress Julia Roberts […] More

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    WILD Trailer Starring Reese Witherspoon is Now Online!

    Today, Fox Searchlight debuted the trailer for Wild, the new film by director Jean-Marc Vallée (Dallas Buyers Club). With Reese Witherspoon in the lead role, the bio-pic drama chronicles the 1,100-mile solo hike of Cheryl Strayed, a recovering heroin addict from Oregon. Based on Strayed’s best-selling memoir, the film will focus on this journey of […] More

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    ‘Young Ones’ Rise! Trailer, Starring Elle Fanning Nicholas Hoult, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Michael Shannon

    Here is a look at “Young Ones,” directed by Jake Paltrow (Gwyneth’s younger brother), starring Michael Shannon, Nicholas Hoult, Elle Fanning and Kodi Smit-McPhee. It received mixed reviews when it premiered at Sundance in January. However, IndieWire seemed to like it, saying it is Nicholas Hoult’s best performance to date. In May of this year, […] More

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    Matthew Crawley No More: Dan Stevens in THE GUEST Teaser

      From the director of YOU’RE NEXT and featuring a standout, badass performance by Dan Stevens (“Downton Abbey”), comes THE GUEST: a tense, action-packed and unpredictable film like everything and nothing you’ve ever seen before. Empire Magazine called it “a demented action-horror hybrid of sci-fi conspiracy thriller and gore-fest”, and Vanity Fair US said, “THE […] More

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  • Los Angeles Film Festival opens with a variety of new films.
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    L.A. Film Festival 2013: The Place for Cinema Buffs

    As the official start of summer fast approaches, downtown Los Angeles has once again welcomed the diverse LA Film Festival, presented by Film Independent. Taking place this time every year, the festival guarantees to please cinema-buffs and popcorn-flick fans alike with its eclectic mix of eligible genres and categories.  Things got off to a great […] More

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    The Real Donna Summer: Big Hits, Big Controversy, And Working Hard For The Money

    LaDonna Adrian Gaines (born December 31, 1948), known to us all by her stage name Donna Summer (age 63) passed away today May 17, 2012, at her home in Key West, Florida from a long and secret battle with cancer (reported TMZ). New reports say that particles inhaled by the pop icon during the 9/11 […] More

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    ‘Safety Not Guaranteed’ Movie Poster Released

    Can you say movie buzz? Here comes the poster for the highly anticipated “Safety Not Guaranteed” (by the producers of Little Miss Sunshine). Plot: When an unusual classified ad inspires three cynical Seattle magazine employees to look for the story behind it, they discover a mysteriously likable yet paranoid supermarket clerk, who believes he has unlocked […] More

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    2012 Spirit Awards nominations announced: “Take Shelter” and “The Artist” and more

    “Take Shelter” and “The Artist” are the front running nominees for the 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards. Actors Anthony Mackie and Kate Beckinsale who were joined by Senior Director of film Independent, Sean McManus, made announcements on Tuesday morning. For the top prize in Best Feature, the nominees are “50/50,” “The Descendants,” “Beginners,” “Drive,” “Take […] More

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    ‘Expendables 2’ poster is here

    Check out Chuck Norris, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Arnold Schwarzenegger all on one poster. Yep, the poster for the action-hero heavy ‘The Expendables 2′ is revealed. See Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, on the new poster. Up until now the start studded cast of the film have been raising hell on their Eastern European sets […] More

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  • AFI FEST: Michaël R. Roskam's "Bullhead" (original title "Rundskop") and "Kyss Mig" (original title, aka: Every Little Breathe,later renamed "Kiss Me" by Alexandra-Therese Keining.
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    AFI Fest 2011 Award Winners Have International Flair

    The new crop of winners of the audience and jury awards presented by the AFI Fest 2011 have a distinctly international flair. Trophies were handed out to features as well as short-subject and animated films. “It has been an exciting year for world cinema and emerging international filmmakers,” said Jacqueline Lyanga, Director of AFI Fest. […] More

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    Texans in L.A.: the 2011 L.A. Film Festival opens with “Bernie”

    The 2011 Los Angeles Film Festival kicked off tonight with the premiere of the Richard Linklater comedy “Bernie” starring Jack Black as an effeminate mortician, with Matthew McConaughey and Shirley MacLaine. Both actors praised Black in the role promising sides of Jack Black audiences have not seen before. As an independent filmmaker in these corporate […] More

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  • Larry Hagman honored for outstanding contribution to environmental education and the promotion of solar energy.

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    The Jules Verne organization honors legendary actor Larry Hagman in Los Angeles

    On Friday, August 13, 2010, Jules Verne Festival founders Jean-Christophe Jeauffre and Frédéric Dieudonné honored legendary film and TV star Larry Hagman, as they announced the first open- air JULES VERNE NATURE DAY in Los Angeles, CA. During the ceremony, the Jules Verne ‘Nature’ Award 2010 was presented to actor and environmentalist Larry Hagman (‘Dallas,’ […] More

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