Posts Tagged ‘film’

Film Review: ‘Siren’

December 3, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

A belated feature expansion of the best segment from 2012 horror omnibus "V/H/S," with Hannah Fierman as the titular creature the only major returning talent.

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Film Review: ‘Po’

November 25, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Noble intentions alone do not a great movie make, as evidenced by “PO,” whose heart is in the right place but whose drama is woefully lacking in momentum.

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Film Review: ‘A Flickering Truth’

November 22, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Pietra Brettkelly evocatively layers damaged archival images, potently interspersing them with footage chronicling the rebirth of Afghan Films.

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Sony Aims for Oscars With ‘Sausage Party’ Original Song ‘The Great Beyond’ (NSFW)

November 21, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Watch an exclusive clip of the song, which will be presented to the music branch for consideration.

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Female Directors Still Underdogs for Oscar Attention

November 15, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Women behind some of the year's most acclaimed films are considered longshots for Academy Awards attention.

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Oscars 2016 Director Race Welcomes Newcomers, Fresh Voices

November 15, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Filmmakers on their first, second, or third film find their way into awards spotlight.

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Struggling Through a Workout? A Singing Clay Matthews Will Carry You to the Finish

November 14, 2016  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Having trouble getting through a tough workout this week? A singing Clay Matthews and Muscle Milk can help you reach the finish line. In the next extension of the brand's "Stronger Everyday" campaign, created by agency of record Mekanism, Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews appears in a series of situations where he is tasked with helping athletes performing at any level, from professional to recreational, step up their game. Oh, and he actually sings in the ads too. "From the viewers perspective you're hearing the song being sung and then visually on screen you're seeing what feels very much like an epic sports montage with a fun twist," Josh Mohr, CytoSport vp of consumer marketing for Muscle Milk, said. Matthews is meant to personify Muscle Milk in the 30-second spot and a series of 15-second ads that show the athlete helping a women kill it on the tennis court and carrying a runner on his shoulders during a race. The idea being, even when someone as athletic and strong as Clay Matthews isn't around, Muscle Milk will be there for you and get you through your training. The decision to have Matthews actually sing "Lean on Me" came from his impressive past crooning in the film Pitch Perfect 2. "The minute Clay started singing in the recording studio everybody was pretty blow away ... He was so self-deprecating about the whole thing," Tommy Means, Mekanism founder and executive creative director said. "The minute he started singing he sounded like a song bird." The "Stronger Together" campaign originally launched in April with spots starring the Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry.

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Ava DuVernay on Trump and Mass Incarceration: ‘He Feels It’s a Business’

November 14, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Ava DuVernay discussed her expectations for the "prison industrial complex" under a Trump regime.

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AFI Film Review: Jessica Chastain in ‘Miss Sloane’

November 12, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Further evidence of the Aaron Sorkinization of American screenwriting, “Miss Sloane” is a talky, tense political thriller, full of verbal sparring and fiery monologues, undone by a really dumb ending.

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Film Review: ‘Off the Rails’

November 11, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Adam Irving’s documentary profiles the man with Asperger’s Syndrome who has repeatedly, competently, harmlessly--yet illegally--assumed control of New York City subway trains for decades.

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