May 2011 - Posts

This is a Test: "Source Code" Will Go VOD First July 8

"Source Code" will go to VOD July 8, more than two weeks ahead of its DVD/Blu-Ray release date. Summit Home Entertainment will release "Source Code" on the physical disks July 26. However, the company took pains to say that the arrangement doesn't represent a shortening of the industry window between theatrical and home entertainment releases. "This particular case will test the demand for viewing a bigger budgeted film digitally prior ...
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"The Man Who Fell to Earth" to Crash Land in U.S. Theaters This Summer

Nicolas Roeg's oddball British sci-fi "The Man Who Fell to Earth," starring David Bowie, will land back in select U.S. theaters this summer in honor of its 35th anniversary, courtesy of Rialto Pictures. The film will kickoff its run in New York at Film Forum on June 24th, followed by a select rollout nationwide. The cult classic follows a space alien (Bowie) who crash lands on Earth, seeking help for ...
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Spiritual Doc "My Reincarnation" Crowned Top Raising Finished Film on Kickstarter

After raising $154,456 via the crowd-funding website Kickstarter, Jennifer Fox's spiritual documentary "My Reincarnation" became the top raising finished film in the history of the platform and their fourth highest earning film project at any production phase. The film, which chronicles a High Tibetan Buddhist teacher and his Western-born son's tenuous relationship, was completed a number of years ago. After a co-producing partner was unable to contribute a reportedly promised ...
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NY's Subway Cinema Asian Film Fest Announces Opener "Milocrorze" and Closer "The Yellow Sea"

The 2011 New York Asian Film Festival, presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and Subway Cinema has announced that Yoshimasa Ishibashi's "Milocrorze: A Love Story" and Na Hong-Jin's "The Yellow Sea" will bookend this year's event. The festival also announced that Takashi Miike's adaptation of the Japanese children's television show "Ninja Kids!!!" will make its world premiere at the festival as a centerpiece film. Benny Chan's blockbuster martial ...
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U.S. Premieres & Other Highlights of the Film Society of Lincoln Center's Italian Film Series

The Film Society of Lincoln Center tomorrow launches the 11th edition of their film series, Open Roads: New Italian Cinema, with the U.S. premiere of Gianni Di Gregorio's "The Salt of Life." Other highlights include: the U.S. premiere of Giulio Manfredonia’s "Whatsoeverly," a screening of "1860," Alessandro Blasseti's 1934 epic and new works from past Open Roads directors Sergio Castellitto, Roberta Torre, Gabriele Salvatores and Andrea Molaioli. The series runs ...
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Filmmaker and Professor Adolfas Mekas Dies at 85

Seminal avant garde filmmaker and retired Bard College professor Adolfas Mekas, who co-founded Film Culture magazine with his brother and fellow filmmaker Jonas Mekas in 1955 and taught at Bard for 33 years, died this morning from an unexpected heart problem. He was 85. The news was confirmed by Mekas' niece, actress Oona Mekas. "He was a warm, funny, loving, great man," Oona Mekas wrote in a message sent to ...
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Small Screens: Gregg Araki's Sci-Fi Sex Romp "Kaboom" Tops This Week's New Releases

New on DVD/Blu-ray Top Pick: "Kaboom" Director: Gregg Araki The Deal: With "Kaboom," bad boy indie auteur Araki returns to his "The Doom Generation" mode of sex, teens and drugs. The film, which premiered at last year's Cannes Film Festival follows Smith (Thomas Dekker), a college student majoring in film studies who lusts after his straight roommate and sparks up a sexual tryst with the promiscuous London (Juno Temple). "Despite ...
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indieWIRE's Best Film Fests June Has to Offer

As we welcome the summer, we also welcome one of the year's most exciting months for film festivals. From summer destination festivals like Provincetown and Nantucket to some of the year's biggest documentary fests to a slew in Brooklyn, indieWIRE presents our one-stop guide to all the top fests June has to offer. Seattle International Film Festival--Seattle, WA--May 19-June 12 [link] [iW Festival Page] The Pacific Northwest's mega festival lasts ...
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The Cinema Guild Acquires Bela Tarr's Award-Winning "The Turin Horse"

The Cinema Guild acquired U.S. distribution rights to Bela Tarr's "The Turin Horse," winner of the Silver Bear at the 2011 Berlin Film Festival. The company plans to release the film theatrically this winter. Below is the full release: THE CINEMA GUILD ACQUIRES BÉLA TARR’S “THE TURIN HORSE” Winner of the Jury Grand Prix – Silver Bear at the 2011 Berlin Film Festival, “The Turin Horse” is Bela Tarr’s Last ...
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REVIEW | Grief Cycle: Shawn Ku's "Beautiful Boy"

"Beautiful Boy" tests the extent to which one can wallow in another person's grief before it becomes unbearable. The focused story of two parents dealing with their son's decision to kill several students and then off himself during his freshman year of college, the movie dwells in discomfort. Peeking behind the curtain of a national tragedy, it functions as the cinematic corollary to Gus Van Sant's "Elephant," exploring the ripple ...
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The 5 Indie Films You Must See This June

There's a whopping 25 films listed on indieWIRE's June calendar, which is why we're offering monthly must-see lists to make your cinematic decision-making as easy as possible. From Jean-Luc Godard to Christopher Plummer, documenting The New York Times to imitating Michael Caine, check out indieWIRE's picks for your five best options, and then check out the full calendar or our summer movie preview; there's many worthy films that didn't make ...
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The Hero, The Comeback and The Bummer: The 3 Indie Movies That Exceeded Expectations In May

We know: "Hangover 2" and "Kung Fu Panda 2" inhaled more than 7,500 screens this weekend and created the biggest Memorial Day box office in history. That said, the indies have already seen some drama of their own with three movies that have exceeded our expectations (and not always in a good way). [For the full breakdown of our most-anticipated indie films this summer, click here.] THE HERO The Tree ...
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Here's the Leaked "The Girl WIth the Dragon Tattoo" Trailer (Has Fincher Thanked Arentz?)

This is the shivery-good red-band international teaser trailer to Columbia Pictures' "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo." Among the many things that it has going for it are a magnificent Trent Reznor-Karen O cover of Led Zeppelin's "Immigrant Song" and and the coolest tagline I've seen in a long time: "The Feel-Bad Movie of Christmas." That is counterprogramming taken to high art. While this mega-budget David Fincher studio remake bears ...
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Friday Box Office: Malick's "Tree" Full of Life On Opening Night; "Paris" Still Burning

While "The Hangover Part II" and "Kung Fu Panda 2" rocked the studio box office, Terrence Malick's "The Tree of Life" opened to very strong numbers in 4 New York and Los Angeles theaters Friday night. According to estimates, the long-awaited Palme d'Or winner took in $115,000 on its first day of release, averaging a potent $28,750. That could potentially result in a $350,000-$400,000 three-day gross, and an average in ...
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Xfinity TV's On Demand Awards Dub Magnolia Films King of Indie VOD

Magnolia Films was the reigning indie distributor at Comcast's first-ever Xfinity TV On Demand Awards, which recognizes the most-watched films, television shows and musical acts on VOD. Of the top three VOD indie titles, two were Magnolia's: "All Good Things" and "Centurion." Magnolia president Eamonn Bowles says he wasn't surprised. "I'm incredibly presumptuous," he told indieWIRE. "I expected [the win]." He's got a point. Although Andrew Jarackei's "All Good Things" ...
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