MICA: Mexico’s Film Tank Pitches to the Small Screen with Genre Thriller ‘Dead Days’

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MICA: Mexico’s Film Tank Pitches to the Small Screen with Genre Thriller ‘Dead Days’
Film Tank, one of Mexico’s most prominent independent production companies behind hits “Northless” and “The Maid,” will be enlisting years of big-screen experience in a move to TV with their latest project in development, a high-concept genre thriller titled “Dead Days.” Film Tank CEO and producer Edgar San Juan pitched the idea at Mexico City’s […]
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‘The Goonies,’ ‘Titanic’ added to National Film Registry

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‘The Goonies,’ ‘Titanic’ added to National Film Registry
This year’s picks bring the total number of films in the registry to 725.
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'The Endless Summer' surf film director Bruce Brown dead at 80

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'The Endless Summer' surf film director Bruce Brown dead at 80
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bruce Brown, director of the classic surfing film “The Endless Summer,” has died. He was 80.
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2018 Golden Globe Award Film Nominees

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2018 Golden Globe Award Film Nominees
From “Get Out” to “The Shape of Water,” watch to find out which movies and actors were nominated for the 2018 Golden Globe Awards.
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Dubai: Mohamed Hefzy’s Film Clinic Boards Abu Bakr Shawky’s ‘Yomeddine’ (EXCLUSIVE)

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Dubai: Mohamed Hefzy’s Film Clinic Boards Abu Bakr Shawky’s ‘Yomeddine’ (EXCLUSIVE)
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Prominent Egyptian indie producer Mohamed Hefzy’s Film Clinic has come on board as co-producer of Egyptian-Austrian filmmaker Abu Bakr Shawky’s upcoming feature film “Yomeddine,” a road movie about a middle-aged man raised in a leper colony who embarks with a sidekick and a donkey on a journey across Egypt to try […]
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Dubai Film Connection Announces Arab Projects Prizewinners of 2017 Edition

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Dubai Film Connection Announces Arab Projects Prizewinners of 2017 Edition
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The Dubai fest’s Dubai Film Connection co-production market has announced the winners of $60,000 worth of film funding prizes, the most lucrative of which went to “The Syrians,” a creative documentary project by Tunisian multidisciplinary artist Mohamed Ismail Louti, aka Ismaël (pictured), about displaced Syrians living in Lebanon. “The Syrians” won […]
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Film Review: ‘The Rape Of Recy Taylor’

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Film Review: ‘The Rape Of Recy Taylor’
If there’s one thing the past year has demonstrated, it’s that American society is not as modern as we thought. In fact, just in the last month, we’ve seen that gender and racial issues still plague the state of Alabama, so Nancy Buirski’s accessible but uneven documentary “The Rape of Recy Taylor” — about the […]
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Film Review: ‘Gangster Land’

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Film Review: ‘Gangster Land’
Timothy Woodward Jr. was born too late. Clearly the kind of enterprise that enabled this actor-turned-director to make no less than 13 features in the last five years for his own production company would’ve been ideally deployed in a “golden age” Poverty Row studio. And had they too existed back then, such reduced former A-listers […]
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Film Review: ‘November Criminals’

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Film Review: ‘November Criminals’
A movie needs no ambition beyond the modest desire to occupy a viewer’s time. But in our spilling-over-with-content world, there are still films that can make you wonder: Why does this movie even exist? Take “November Criminals.” It’s a grade-Z teen homicide thriller that, judged solely by its IMDb page, has what you might almost […]
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Here's why that Olaf short film doesn't work as a lead-in to 'Coco'

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Here's why that Olaf short film doesn't work as a lead-in to 'Coco'
The problem is not just that the “Frozen” featurette running before “Coco” is 21 minutes. It’s also about the expectation of placement.
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‘Thelma’ Director Joachim Trier on Crafting His Incredible Queer Horror Film [Interview]

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‘Thelma’ Director Joachim Trier on Crafting His Incredible Queer Horror Film [Interview]
Thelma is the story of a girl who moves away from home for the first time to attend college. And then she falls in love with another girl. And then she realizes that she has horrifying supernatural powers. And then things really go off the rails. Norway’s submission for Best Foreign Language Film at next year’s Academy […]
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Film News Roundup: DreamWorks Animation Campus Sold for $290 Million

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Film News Roundup: DreamWorks Animation Campus Sold for $290 Million
In today’s film news roundup, Griffin Capital has sold the DreamWorks Animation Studio Campus for $290 million, “Happy Death Day” tops $100 million in box office, and the comedy “Future ’38” gets sold. PROPERTY DEAL Griffin Capital has sold the DreamWorks Animation Studio Campus for $290 million to Korea-based Hana Asset Management and Los Angeles-based […]
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Treat Williams' tweet gives away location of Jennifer Lopez film

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Treat Williams' tweet gives away location of Jennifer Lopez film
Treat Williams’ tweet gives away the location of Jennifer Lopez and Vanessa Hudgens film shoot.
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‘The Last Jedi’ to Close Dubai Film Festival; Full Lineup Announced

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‘The Last Jedi’ to Close Dubai Film Festival; Full Lineup Announced
Crowd-pleaser “The Last Jedi” will close the Dubai Intl. Film Festival before launching in the Middle East, part of an overall fest lineup that mixes premieres of Arabic movies with standouts from the international festival circuit. U.S. director Scott Cooper’s brutal Western “Hostiles” is slated to kick off Dubai’s 14th edition, which runs Dec. 6-13. The […]
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Rome Film Review: ‘Valley of Shadows’

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Rome Film Review: ‘Valley of Shadows’
A pallid boy, a dark forest and an indefinable sense of dread powerfully conjure up the primal fears of childhood in Jonas Matzow Gulbrandsen’s superbly assured feature debut “Valley of Shadows.” Shot in 35mm by the director’s brother Marius Matzow Gulbrandsen using achingly beautiful images that feel as if they’re recalling some forgotten legend of […]
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Film News Roundup: Palm Springs Festival Honors Sam Rockwell for ‘Three Billboards’

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Film News Roundup: Palm Springs Festival Honors Sam Rockwell for ‘Three Billboards’
In today’s film news roundup, Sam Rockwell is honored for “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” New Regency buys a hijacking story, and Paramount hires a screenwriter for “Gasp.” FESTIVAL NEWS The 29th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival will present Sam Rockwell with the spotlight award – actor for his performance in “Three Billboards Outside […]
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Tom Sizemore was removed from film set for allegedly molesting 11-year-old girl

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Tom Sizemore was removed from film set for allegedly molesting 11-year-old girl
The actor was accused of fondling an 11-year-old girl on the set of the movie “Born Killers” in 2003.
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Film Review: ‘Wonder’

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Film Review: ‘Wonder’
Auggie Pullman (Jacob Tremblay), the central character in Stephen Chbosky’s “Wonder,” is a brainy 10-year-old boy with a sweet high voice and a congenital facial deformity, whom numerous corrective surgeries have left looking like a cherub after a car accident. His left eye tugs downward as if a teardrop were falling from it; his ears […]
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Louis C.K.’s Controversial Film ‘I Love You, Daddy’ Cancels Premiere

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Louis C.K.’s Controversial Film ‘I Love You, Daddy’ Cancels Premiere
The Orchard has canceled Thursday’s premiere of Louis C.K.’s controversial new film “I Love You, Daddy.” “Due to unexpected circumstances, tonight’s event for ‘I Love You, Daddy’ has been cancelled,” the distribution company said in a statement. “On behalf of The Orchard, please accept our apologies. We’re incredibly sorry for any inconvenience.​​​​” The black-and-white film […]
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