Jason Blum minted his reputation as a Hollywood producer with wildly lucrative genre franchises including Paranormal Activity, The Purge and Insidious, so it feels unexpected to find him in the thick of things this awards season with a legitimate contender. A Blumhouse production has been nominated for a Best Picture Oscar twice in the past four years (Whiplash in 2015, Get Out in 2018) and a third title will likely be added to that honor roll when the nominations for the 91st Academy Awards are announced Tuesday. With writer-director Spike Lee's BlackKklansman, Blum has a contender that he hopes Hollywood voters will view as their chance to make history — and fix it at the same time. This summer will mark the 30th anniversary of Lee's Do the Right Thing, which famously was snubbed in the Best Picture and Best Director categories at the Oscars.
The Greenport movie theater, which opened its doors during the winter months, is back Saturday with two free films — and is now offering the chance to support other local businesses with an eye toward keeping the village vibrant during the winter season. On Saturday, according to Tony Spiridakis, one of the co-founders of the Manhattan Film Institute, and his partner Lisa Gillooly, who teamed up to present the MFI Winter Film Series, two films are slated — "ET" at 6:30 p.m. and "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" at 7 p.m. While both movies are free, anyone who donates $20 at the door will get a $10 gift certificate to local businesses including American Beech, Andy's Restaurant, Clark's Garden and Home, D'Latte, Flying Point Surf Shop, Front Street Station (possibly $20 if you get the mystery gift card), Greenport Harbor Brewing Co., Greenport Wine's and Spirits, Kate's Cheese, Layla Sailing Charters, Lido Clothing and Gifts, Lucharitos, The Market, Salon 48 by Myles Hair Salon, Special Effects Day Spa, Sterlington Deli, Sweet Indulgences, Underground Training ($10 off group lesson), and the Weathered Barn.
Before we begin, here's the answer you came for: No. Once "Glass" ends, it ends. There's no post-credits scene. That's it. Donezo. Caput. Finished. That might be disappointing to you, a fan who probably Googled this exact topic to learn whether you should sit around as the credits roll. At an early screening of the movie, an entire theater in Washington, D.C., sat in excitement for the after-credits scene. That makes sense. After all, "Split," the second movie in this M. Night Shyamalan trilogy, included a shocking, pivotal bonus scene - one hinting that the movie took place in the greater "Unbreakable" universe. Disappointed as you might be, it's worth sitting through the credits to read this
Paris-based company Indie Sales has acquired the coming-of-age drama “A Colony” which will be making its international premiere at the Berlin Film Festival in the generation section. “A Colony” marks the feature debut of Geneviève Dulude-De Celles, whose short film “The Cut” won a prize at Sundance in 2014. Set in Sorel Tracy, a Quebec town, at the end of summer, “A Colony” follows Mylia, a timid 12-year-old who must leave her little sister and native countryside to enter high school. Lost in this new environment, she meets Jacinthe, who introduces her to teenage rituals and absurdities, and Jimmy, a fierce young native from the neighboring reservation whom encourages her to cross boundaries,
For Tom Cruise and writer-director Christopher McQuarrie, it's another Mission accepted. The star has agreed to reprise his role as IMF agent Ethan Hunt in back-to-back instalments in his long-running Mission: Impossible film series. The movies will be released in 2021 and 2022. McQuarrie, who wrote and directed the fifth and sixth entries —Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation and Mission: Impossible — Fallout— will write and direct parts seven and eight, Cruise, who has played the character since 1996, shared a video to his Twitter and Instagram pages showing the Mission: Impossible logo with fuses burning at both ends, captioning the post, “Summer 2021 and Summer 2022.” In an interview with the
Veteran film critic Leonard Klady has died after a brief illness. Klady was a staff writer/critic/columnist for such publications as Variety, the Los Angeles Times, American Film and Entertainment Weekly. He was also a co-founder and contributor at moviecitynews.com, a senior contributing editor of Screen International and a critic and columnist for Below the Line. Born in Canada, Klady was a founding member and first president of the film co-operative the Winnipeg Film Group. He wrote prolifically about the Canadian film industry and was host of a national arts television series prior to relocating to the United States in 1985. He also produced and wrote several award winning shorts and radio
It all started when Bird Box prodded Netflix to finally take off the blindfold. Last month, Netflix let it spill that Bird Box, its post-apocalyptic thriller starring Sandra Bullock, had been viewed by more than 45 million accounts in the first week it was available to stream, making it the company's most successful original film yet by that measure. It turned out to be the first drop in a flood of viewership stats to come. Alongside its earnings report on Thursday, Netflix updated that Bird Box number and dropped new figures for You, Sex Education, Bodyguard, Élite, Baby and The Protector. Why so chatty, Netflix? Once upon a time, all Netflix needed to do to recruit the biggest names in Hollywood
After snagging nominations at the Golden Globe, Critics' Choice Awards, SAG Awards, BAFTAs and more, Spike Lee's “BlacKkKlansman” has emerged as one of the leading contenders in the Oscar race for Best Picture. It tells the true story of Ron Stallworth (John David Washington), a black police detective who infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan in the 1970s with the help of a Jewish officer (Adam Driver). Gold Derby recently spoke with Driver, screenwriters Charlie Wachtel and David Rabinowitz, cinematographer Chayse Irvin, production designer Curt Beech, film editor Barry Alexander Brown, composer Terence Blanchard and hair stylist LaWanda M. Pierre about their work. SEE Will 'BlacKkKlansman' win Spike
Nick Redman, Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker, award-winning soundtrack producer and co-founder of the Twilight Time video label, died Thursday afternoon, Jan. 17, at a Santa Monica Hospital, after a two-year battle with cancer. He was 63. He was nominated for an Academy Award as producer of the 1996 documentary “The Wild Bunch: An Album in Montage,” a look back at Sam Peckinpah's controversial film. He also produced and directed the 1998 “A Turning of the Earth: John Ford, John Wayne and The Searchers,” about the making of the Western classic, a prizewinner at multiple film festivals. In 2007 he produced and directed the feature documentary “Becoming John Ford,” which debuted at the Venice
Freestyle Digital Media has acquired domestic rights to Adam Cushman's The Maestro, a biopic about composer Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco tarring The Walking Dead's Xander Berkeley. It will get a theatrical release beginning February 15 in New York and Los Angeles, with VOD coming February 19. The pic, penned by C.V. Herst and produced by David J. Phillips, centers on the letters of Castelnuovo-Tedesco, who composed scores for more than 200 Hollywood films in the 1940s and 1950s and mentored the likes of John Williams, Randy Newman, Henry Mancini, Jerry Goldsmith and Andre Previn. Leo Marks, Sarah Clarke, Mackenzie Astin, Bobby Campo, Alex Essoe and in his last film Jon Polito co-star. The deal was
TRAILER STATS The first “Spider-Man: Far From Home” trailer has set a record as the biggest digital launch in Sony Pictures history after 24 hours. The teaser trailer was unveiled Jan. 15 and generated 130 million views, topping the 116 million views for the first “Spider-Man: Homecoming” trailer. Sony said Friday the trailer was shared at twice the frequency of the first trailer for “Homecoming” and social conversation volume was also the highest in the studio's history, topping 1.1 million posts in the first day. The studio reported that audiences were particularly excited to see Tom Holland's return as Spider-Man and Jake Gyllenhaal's debut as Mysterio. The trailer began with Holland embarking
Paris-based Bac Films is launching a slate of new acquisitions at the UniFrance Rendez-Vous in Paris, including Nicolas Pariser's “Alice And The Mayor” with Fabrice Luchini, and Antoine de Bary's concept comedy “My Days of Glory” with Vincent Lacoste. “Alice And The Mayor” stars Luchini as Paul Théraneau, a prominent French mayor who has run out of ideas after thirty years in politics and enlists the help of a brilliant young philosopher, Alice (Anais Demoustier). The film revolves around their relationship which ultimately shakes the mayor's convictions. Marie Garrett, Bac Films's VP of international sales, said a scene from “Alice And The Mayor” will be shown to buyers at the UniFrance showcase.
Many people live vicariously through movies. It always helps when audience members have something to relate to, whether it be a character, situation, or time period. Pretty much anyone can relate to the feeling of being behind the wheel of a car, hearing the engine roar and cruising down a two-lane blacktop. While some folks merely use cars as tools to get around, others consider cars a passion. It's the same for filmmakers. Many treat the vehicles in their films with the same regard as the actors. In some cases, cars become characters, many of them more well-known than the cast! Buckle up and hang on tight as we take a look at the greatest and most recognizable cars in cinema. (Spoilers may