• Will Packer Productions Names James F. Lopez President Prior To ‘Night School' Debut; ‘Girls Trip 2' Update

    2 monthes ago - By Deadline

    EXCLUSIVE: Will Packer Productions announced today that it has named James F. Lopez President. In this new role, Lopez will continue to grow and oversee all aspects of film production, as well as lead efforts to expand & diversify the company's slate. Previously, Lopez was Head of Motion Pictures at WPM, where he was responsible for developing and overseeing production on all film projects through the company's first look deal with Universal Pictures.
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  • ‘Dazed and Confused' Turns 25: Parker Posey Tells Us Why Film Set Had Perfect Hangout Vibe

    2 monthes ago - By The Wrap

    Sometimes when Parker Posey is watching a movie, she looks at the screen and wonders if the actors got along when they were working together. Other times, she said, she can even tell if they didn't.
    Though Posey has worked in many close-knit casts in Christopher Guest's many films - including “Best in Show” - she told TheWrap that one of her best on-set experiences remains Richard Linklater's 1993 cult classic “Dazed and Confused.”
    The film, about 1970s-era teenagers partying it up after last day of school, turns 25 this month. It endures in the annals of cinema, with a reputation as one...
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  • ‘Dazed and Confused' Turns 25: Why Parker Posey Knew Matthew McConaughey Would Be a Star

    2 monthes ago - By The Wrap

    Pinned to makeup artist Jean Black's mirror on the set of “Dazed and Confused” were several Polaroid pictures of some of the actors in the film. As star Parker Posey described it in her book, one of the photos looked like “Ted Nugent meets daredevil Evel Knievel and just as gorgeous as Jesus Christ.”
    That was Matthew McConaughey.
    “What can I say but ‘Wow,'” Posey wrote in her book “You're on an Airplane.” “We screamed at how genius his whole look was. That guy! Yes!”
    Also Read: 'Dazed and Confused' Turns 25: How Matthew McConaughey Got 'Alright, Alright, Alright'
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  • Exclusive Excerpt: ‘The Coen Brothers: This Book Really Ties the Films Together' Goes ‘Inside Llewyn Davis'

    Exclusive Excerpt: ‘The Coen Brothers: This Book Really Ties the Films Together' Goes ‘Inside Llewyn Davis'

    2 monthes ago - By Slash Film

    With The Coen Brothers: This Book Really Ties the Films Together , film critic Adam Nayman takes readers on a journey through the singular filmography of Joel and Ethan Coen. From Blood Simple through Hail, Caesar! , Nayman chronicles what it is that makes the work of the Coens so incredible. “To move back and forth through the Coens' career is to get caught in the loop,” Nayman writes in the Introduction, “like riding a merry-go-round through a house of mirrors.”
    One of the joys of reading Adam Nayman's The Coen Brothers is to be consistently reminded of how remarkable their work is. As I...
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  • Animation Is Film Unveils Lineup For Second Edition

    2 monthes ago - By Deadline

    The second Animation Is Film festival in Los Angeles will open with the North American premiere of Mamoru Hosoda's Mirai on October 19, part of a four-film retrospective of the director's work at the event, which also unveiled some of its competition films Wednesday. The fest, produced by Gkids in partnership with Annecy International Animation Film Festival, runs October 19-21 at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.
    Mirai , written and directed by Hosada hailing from...
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  • Spacey, Creepy, Female-Led Comics You Should Read After Revisiting ‘Alien'

    Spacey, Creepy, Female-Led Comics You Should Read After Revisiting ‘Alien'

    2 monthes ago - By Slash Film

    (Welcome to Comic Book Drive-In , a series where comic and movie fans Jazmine Joyner and Rosie Knight recommend brand new, ongoing, and completed comic book series that tie into classic films and new releases.)
    Alien is undoubtedly one of the best films ever made and it has been terrifying audiences for nearly 40 years now. Sigourney Weaver is nothing short of iconci as the xenomorph-beating badass Ellen Ripley, that H.R. Giger-designed creature is a total nightmare machine, and Ridley Scott's direction is a masterclass in isolation, fear, and suspense.
    We're stoked to bring you a...
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  • New Orleans Film Festival Books ‘Green Book'; Screen Media Acquires ‘Luz'; Chien-Ming Wang Docu To Passion River - Film Briefs

    2 monthes ago - By Deadline

    Green Book , coming off its People's Choice win at the Toronto Film Festival, has been set as the opening-night film of the New Orleans Film Festival, which runs October 17-25. Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen star in the pic directed by Peter Farrelly and based on accounts of a real-life tour by pianist Don Shirley and driver-bodyguard Tony Lip through the American South in the 1960s. The movie, which bows in theaters November 21 via Universal, was shot on location in...
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