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Monday
Jun 05 2017

Beauty vs Beast: Bad Romance

Howdy,everybody - Jason fromMNPPhere with a brand new round of "Beauty vs Beast"for you on this first Monday of June.Coming up on this first Friday of June a movie calledMy Cousin Rachelis coming out (you can watch the trailerright here) that stars Rachel Weisz and Sam Claflin and is adapted from the 1951 book by Daphne du Maurier (who also wroteThe BirdsandRebecca).The book was already turned into a movie once in 1952 with  Richard Burton and Olivia de Havilland (which I have never seen;have you?) - anyway it's one of my favorite genres,the overheated gothic romance,brimming with lace and poisons,and I can't wait.

So in the spirit of such things this week we're tackling one of the greatest of all when it comes to these stories - Charlotte Brontë'sJane Eyre.There are a couple of film adaptations but let's go with the most recent,Cary Fukunaga's 2011 filmstarring Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender,since I found it a grand adaptation.

PREVIOUSLYWe spent last week trapped in that damn cryogenic container so we've got to skip back two weeks toour last competition,which pit the Ellen Ripleyof Ridley Scott'sAlienagainst the Ellen Ripley of James Cameron'sAliens.And it was the bigger badder bitchier (her words not mine!) version of the latter who stomped away with 67% of your votes.Saidmarkgordonuk:

"Alienis my favourite movie but theAliensperformance is something else,the looks and glances,the fear,the physicality,the line readings,the no bull attitude,I could go on,such an Iconic performance,everyone knows who Ripley is."

Monday
Nov 21 2016

Tweetweek: Amy Adams,Cognitive Dissonance,and Apocalyptic Futures

Amy Adams double feature (Arrival & Nocturnal Animals),2016's grimness,Actressy fierceness,and more after the jump...

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Thursday
Aug 04 2016

Ira Sachs and Cary Fukunaga Team Up To Bring '80s East Village AIDS Drama to TV

by Daniel Crooke

When mulling over Ira Sachs' last handful of films – the intimately sketched,ephemeral epics of the heart,body,and soul,Keep The Lights OnandLove is Strange,as well as his upcomingLittle Men– a jokey poke from David Wain'sThey Came Togetherimmediately pops to mind: New York,a common setting between Sachs' three aforementioned stories,"it's almost like another character in the movie!"

After chronicling the city through a queer lens from the 1990s until now,Sachs willjoin forceswith Cary Fukunaga to wind the clock back another decade to bringChristodorato the small screen – a interlocking character drama set in a 1980s East Village apartment building,built around devastation and communal connection in the midst of the AIDS crisis.Props to Sachs,for his New York stories always incorporate the city into the narrative in a way that isn't only about iconographic lip service;his characters and their dilemmas could only exist within these urban surroundings,which creates deep internal and external senses of environmental exploration,whether through hard drugs,real estate,or gentrification.

Based on the novel of the same name,which was just released earlier this week,Christodorawill be directed by Sachs and produced by Fukunaga via his production company,Parliament of Owls.[Side note: this company name in and of itself sounds like a creative collaboration between a lofty,Lincoln-mode Spielberg and Zack Snyder's Ga-Hoole.] We don't yet have a release date but fingers crossed that the limited series hits our televisions,tablets,very tiny screens,etcetera by 2017.

Have you picked up a copy ofChristodorayet?What should we expect from Sachs' first foray into television series?

Wednesday
Sep 09 2015

Bonus Podcast: We're All Headed To TIFF

Katey,Joe,Nathaniel and Nick will all be in the same place at the same time (literally the first time it's ever happened!) for the Toronto International Film Festival which starts Thursday.As we pack up to head out for 10 days of constant cinephilia,we thought we'd share five picks,chosen somewhat randomly,that we're each excited about.It's free flowing festival fever and we're dropping you right into the conversation.

32 minutes
Topics include but are not limited to what Charlie Kaufman's been up to,Frederick Wiseman's super ass long documentaries,Oscar positioning,Charlotte Rampling in45 Years,Midnight Madness,Cary Fukunaga'sBeasts of No Nation,Sandra Bullock inOur Brand is Crisis,how we choose and much more...

You can listen to the podcast here at the bottom of the post ordownload from iTunes.Have you ever been to a film festival?If so how do you choose your movies?

Here we come TIFF

Tuesday
Sep 08 2015

Secret in Their Link

DListed- Ralph Fiennes breaks out the dance moves at the Venice premiere ofA Bigger Splash
NYTAretha Franklin suing to block festival showings ofAmazing Grace,a recently finished documentary about the making of her album filmed in 1972.
Varietylooks at the swift progress of new distributor Broad Green Pictures which surprised everyone with its acquisition of and good numbers forA Walk in the Woods.They also haveLearning to Drivein theaters
The Globe and Mailan evening with Udo Kier (!)

AV Clubin his continuing bid to not ever be remotely as cool / likeable as he once was Johnny Depp is joking about eating his dogs
WSJ Magazine"A day in the life of Danny Strong"a profile of the diminutive Emmy-winning ever busy actor/screenwriter ofBuffyandGirlsfame behind the scenes ofEmpire's second season
YahooJudy Carne (Laugh-In) dies at 76
MNPPWho Wore it Best: Luke Evans speedo edition
PlaybillMagic Mike....the Musicalmay start its stage run in Las Vegas rather than on Broadway
Boy CultureJean Darling ofOur Gangsilent serials has died at 93
Comic Allianceon the "very serious""no-jokes""grimace"ofBatman Vs.Superman: Dawn of Justice.Good conclusion
VarietyWill Smith has replaced Hugh Jackman inCollateral Beautyand Rooney Mara has exited the project,too
The Broadway Bloglooks back atThe Pajama Gangwhich got a movie version in 1957
MNPPJake Gyllenhaal gifs fromDemolition.Sweet medicine.I'm seeing this Thursday night.woooo

Oscar Season Cometh
Awards Dailyon emergent Telluride Oscar contenders fromBlack Massand a lot of praise forSpotlight
The Hollywood Reporterfrom Telluride: a lukewarm reaction toCarol(?),Black Mass's hilarious and haunting moments,great performances inRoom,and not lovingSuffragette

Image of the Day
How perfect is this photograph of Chiwetel Ejiofor fromInterviewby Sølve Sundsbø?Director Cary Fukunaga interviews him so it's double-handsomness).

FUKUNAGA: You have how many movies coming out this year?

EJIOFOR: Well,there'sSecretandThe Martian,and,next year,Triple 9.And then I'll be shooting the Doctor Strange movie.

FUKUNAGA: It's exciting.And I've done one thing that whole time.[Ejiofor laughs]