April 18, 2014

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Venice Film Festival to include Malick, De Palma, Nair, Lee and Redford!

by Terence Johnson
HollywoodNews.com: Hot on the heels of the Toronto International Film Festival announcing their titles comes word from Venice about the films to be featured at the 69th Venice Film Festival.
With 60 films, the selection includes a wide range of anticipated titles such as Terrence Malick’s To the Wonder, Passion from Brian De Palma and The Company You Keep directed by Robert Redford, as well as 20 films from female directors. Surprisingly, Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master is not included in the lineup, might this mean it will be skipping the festivals? Check out the full list after the jump!
Competition Films
Something in the Air, Olivier Assayas (France)
Outrage: Beyond, Takeshi Kitano (Japan)
Fill The Void, Rama Burshtein (Israel)
To the Wonder, Terrence Malick (U.S.)
Pieta, Kim Ki-duk (South Korea)
Dormant Beauty, Marco Bellocchio (Italy)
E’ stato il figlio, Daniele Cipri (Italy)
At Any Price, Ramin Bahrani (U.S., U.K.)
La cinquieme saison, Peter Brosens and Jessica Woodworth (Belgium, Netherlands, France)
Un giorno speciale, Francesca Comencini (Italy)
Passion, Brian De Palma (France, Germany)
Superstar, Xavier Giannoli (France, Belgium)
Spring Breakers, Harmony Korine (U.S.)
Thy Womb, Brillante Mendoza (Philippines)
Linhas de Wellington, Valeria Sarmiento (Portugal, France)
Paradise: Faith, Ulrich Seidl (Austria, France, Germany)
Betrayal, Kirill Serebrennikov (Russia)
Out of Competition Films
L’homme qui rit, Jean-Pierre Ameris (France) *closing film*
Love Is All You Need, Susanne Bier (Denmark, Sweden)
Cherchez Hortense, Pascal Bonitzer (France)
Sur un fil, Simon Brook (France, Italy)
Enzo Avitabile Music Life, Jonathan Demme (Italy, U.S.)
Tai Chi 0, Stephen Fung (China)
Lullaby to My Father, Amos Gitai (Israel, France)
Shokuzai (Penance), Kiyoshi Kurosawa (Japan)
Bad 25, Spike Lee (U.S.)
The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Mira Nair (India, Pakistan, U.S.) *opening film*
O Gebo e a Sombra, Manoel de Oliveira (Portugal, France)
The Company You Keep, Robert Redford (U.S.)
Shark (Bait 3D), Kimble Rendall (Australia, China, Singapore)
Disconnect, Henry-Alex Rubin (U.S.)
The Iceman, Ariel Vromen (U.S.)
Horizons Sidebar
Wadjda, Haifaa Al Mansour (Germany)
Khanéh Pedari (The Paternal House), Kianoosh Ayari (Iran)
Ja Tozhe Hochu (I Also Want It), Alexey Balabanov (Russia)
Gli equilibristi, Ivano De Matteo (Italy)
L’intervallo, Leonardo Di Costanzo (Italy, Switzerland, Germany)
El Sheita Elli Fat (Winter of Discontent), Ibrahim El Batout (Egypt)
Tango Libre, Frédéric Fonteyne (Belgium, France, Luxembourg)
Menatek Ha-Maim (The Cutoff Man), Idan Hubel (Israel)
Gaosu tamen, wo cheng baihe qu le (Fly with the Crane), Li Ruijun (China)
Kapringen (A Hijacking), Tobias Lindholm (Denmark)
Leones, Jazmin Lopez (Argentina, France, Netherlands)
Bellas Mariposas, Salvatore Mereu (Italy)
Low Tide, Roberto Minervini (U.S., Italy, Belgium)
Boxing Day, Bernard Rose (U.K., U.S.)
Yema, Djamila Sahraoui (Algeria, France)
Araf (Araf – Somewhere in Between), Yesim Ustaoglu (Turkey, France, Germany)
Sennen no Yuraku (The Millennial Rapture), Koji Wakamatsu (Japan)
San Zi Mei [...]

Lindsay Lohan’s alleged battery case being investigated

HollywoodNews.com: Lindsay Lohan simply cannot escape legal trouble as the one-time alleged battery case at Betty Ford Center is reportedly still being investigated.
Investigators have reportedly been sent by the district attorney’s office to meet with key witnesses lately in regard to the Dawn Holland matter, states TMZ. At this time, it is being rumored that it is still being decided whether or not criminal charges will be pursued against Lohan.
Officers are reportedly looking to find out if others can describe Holland’s injury and also if witnesses would go to trial if needed.
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Mark Wahlberg may be working with Kate Beckinsale

HollywoodNews.com: Mark Wahlberg may soon be heading to work with Kate Beckinsale on a thriller that is the remake of an Icelandic film.
Beckinsale reportedly just signed on to star in ‘Contraband’ opposite Wahlberg, states Just Jared. The film is about a security guard and former alcohol smuggler on the Iceland-Netherlands route who is tempted back into the business after running into some monetary problems.
As of now, it is unknown when the film remake will begin shooting. The original film came out in 2008.
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Mary Wilson’s new album has “a lot to say about life”

By Marilyn Beck and Stacy Jenel Smith
HollywoodNews.com: Mary Wilson reports that the album of all-new material she’s been working on– with songs by Brian and Eddie Holland and Lamont Dozier — will be out “within a couple of months.
“We haven’t decided on a name yet. It has something to do with my journey in life. It has a lot to say about life,” says the songstress who rose to fame as one of Motown’s legendary Supremes – who, of course, were hit-making giants thanks to songs turned out by Holland-Dozier-Holland.
Mary’s new album is “more adult contemporary,” she says. “It was originally supposed to come out this month, but it isn’t quite there yet. Of course, there’s no radio to play new music these days. There’s the internet and, well, we’ll figure out something.”
Right now, Mary’s busy with her “Up Close” shows, singing sultry ballads at jazz clubs including Hollywood’s Catalina Bar & Grill Sept. 2-5.
“I do ‘Body and Soul’ – there’s a little bit of that sexy thing going on. I do Joni Mitchell’s ‘Both Sides Now,’ that really sums up my life. I do ‘Here’s to Life’ – a very, very beautiful song.”
There’s not a Supremes song on the list. Those interested in hearing those golden oldies should go to one of her rock ‘n’ roll concerts, not her cabaret performances, Mary says. “I do my concerts all the time – although, this past year or two have been very, very slow with the economy down,” she observes, referring to the abysmal industry-wide concert scene . “There’ve been cutbacks on corporate shows, too. But they’ll pick up when the economy pick up.”
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‘The American’ review: Suspense prevails in George Clooney’s silence

By Anthony D’Alessandro
HollywoodNews.com: Despite his good looks and accessible leading man aura, George Clooney’s canon is comprised of social outsiders and in certain cases, as in his latest hypnotic thriller “The American” — nomads.
And to Clooney’s credit as an actor, he doesn’t get bogged down by the Hollywood system whereby his credits live and die by the strength of their box office openings. Clooney is allowed to stretch as a thespian and stretch he does in Anton Corbijn’s razor-sharp thriller about a Yank assassin who hides from Swedish killers in the medieval hilltop towns of Abruzzo, Italy. Filling the screen with his steely, pensive, puppy-dog looks, Clooney’s Jack — who goes by two aliases, Edward to his Italian g.f. and “Mr. Butterfly” to everyone else — is a man of few words; his small talk literally rivaling that of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s cyborg in “Terminator 2: Judgement Day.” Clooney’s Jack is the 21st century mold of Sergio Leone’s ‘Man With No Name.’ He’s a departure from the actor’s chatterbox characters in “Oh Brother Where Art Thou?” and “Michael Clayton,” and Clooney executes his less-is-more style with sublime grace.
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Though “The American” with its smart, deliberate rhythm is bound to test the patience of moviegoers –who will argue that the editor, screenwriter should have drank more espresso while making the European feature — it will come as no surprise to hear mention of Clooney’s name come award season.
“The American” opens in a thick, snowy meadow of Dalarna, Sweden. Jack has finished making love to Ingrid (Irina Bjorklund), a woman who might just be one of many for this mysterious man. The two embark on a walk through the drifts when they’re suddenly attacked by a killer. Jack easily nicks the guy before turning the gun on Ingrid, who he believes double-crossed him, and offs a second gunner in the ambush. Jack retreats to Rome where he meets up with Pavel (the intense Belgian actor Johan Leysen who makes Terence Stamp look dainty), a mercenary boss who instructs him to retreat to Abruzzo, Italy. While Jack is away, Pavel tells him that he’ll try to make sense of why he was a target by the Swedes.
Jack eventually settles in Castel del Monte, where he indulges in the Italian high life of sipping café lungos, [...]

Christina Applegate talks pregnancy madness on Kimmel

HollywoodNews.com: Christina Applegate has told how expecting a baby has “made her a little cuckoo.” The star, who has beaten breast cancer, appeared on a talk show with a sweatshirt stuffed under her dress to emphasize her pregnancy.
She told host Jimmy Kimmel that it would be more exciting for the audience to see a baby bulge. She said: “Everything you read in the baby books, I’ve got. The cravings, the morning sickness, the psychosis. You kind of go a little cuckoo. Yelling for no reason, that kind of thing. It’s almost like you’re stepping outside of yourself and you see this insane monster. And you want to stop her but she’s also kinda funny to watch.”
She said she and her Dutch-born fiancé Martyn Lenoble had not yet chosen a name for the baby. Christina voices a character in the new movie ‘Cats and Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore.’
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Enrique Iglesias to waterski naked after Spain’s World Cup Victory

HollywoodNews.com: Spanish singer Enrique Iglesias will reportedly honour his naked waterskiing promise after his home country Spain won this year’s World Cup. The singer spoke to the BBC last month and said that he would waterski naked if Spain won the World Cup.
He said at the time: “If Spain wins, I’m going to get drunk and ski naked in Biscayne Bay. That is what we used to do when we were kids.” Since Spain beat the Netherlands 1-0 during last Sunday’s World Cup final, his rep said fans in Miami may want to keep their eyes peeled at the Bay.
His rep told Access Hollywood: “A bet is a bet!”
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Paris Hilton escorted from stadium at World Cup

HollywoodNews.com: Paris Hilton tweeted pictures of herself earlier this week in front of her bags packed all ready to go to the World Cup to join in the festivities over seas. However, it looks like despite being a celebrity, she’s still managed to run into some trouble.
Apparently, Hilton was allegedly smoking marijuana at the Brazil vs Netherlands quarterfinal match and she was caught and escorted out of the stadium, reports Times Live. They also report that she was taken by police to the Mount Road Police Station in St. Croix, but has since then been released.
Paris, it looks like you should be a little more secretive when engaging in illegal activities.
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Gwar pledges to violate the entire Dave Matthews Band

HollywoodNews.com: As the 25th Anniversary of the world’s most dangerous band plunges onwards towards it’s halfway point, GWAR is continuing it’s assault on humanity with relentless aplomb. This past weekend saw GWAR descend upon the traditionally hippy–fied Bonnaroo music festival to play a late-night Saturday set in front of 15,000 screaming fans. It was good enough to garner the band SPIN Online’s award for both best and worst act on the third day of the popular, drug-soaked music and art spectacle.
“A lot of people were very surprised to see us on the Bonnaroo stage”, said lead front-thing Oderus Urungus. “But the more traditionally heavy festivals, such as Ozzfest or Warped, who claim to support underground and heavy music, have consistently denied GWAR, the heaviest underground band EVER! And what’s even more ironic is that it took a bunch of tree-hugging hippies to give GWAR their biggest and best gig to date in the U.S. And that’s after years of killing them onstage. Thank you, hippies!”
The band had publicly pledged to nasally violate the entire Dave Matthews Band, then had expanded the threat to include Jay-Z, because “his nostrils are bigger”. But it was actually comedian Margaret Cho who became the sexual play-thing to the band. To the chant of “Cho is a ho,” the miniature Asian person took the stage during the bands encore and allowed Oderus to “fuck her face off”.
After the show, GWAR led a procession of blood-soaked fans to the “Mushroom Fountain”, where they had promised to make the waters “run red with blood”. The spectacle was met with mixed results.
“We didn’t kill enough babies,” said Oderus. “It came out kinda pink.”
GWAR is continuing on the road this summer with a slew of tour dates with Dirge Within and Mobile Deathcamp. See below for all U.S. and foreign tour dates.
CHECK OUT TOUR DATES W/ DIRGE WITHIN AND MOBILE DEATHCAMP
6/14 Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theater
6/15 Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
6/16 Richmond, VA @ The National
6/17 Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
6/18 Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
6/19 Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
6/20 Boston, MA @ House of Blues
6/22 Farmingdale, NY @ The Crazy Donkey
6/23 Syracuse, NY @ Westcott Theater
6/24 Millvale, PA @ Mr. Small’s Theater
6/25 Lexington, KY @ Buster’s Billiards & Backroom
FOREIGN DATES:
7/2 Hamburg – Markthalle (Germany)
7/3 Roitzschjora – With Full Force (Germany)
7/4 .München – Backstage (Germany)
7/5 Vienna – Scene (Austria)
7/7 Zizers – Event Stage [...]

Kristen Stewart’s “On the Road” Gets More International Distribution

By Kim Palacios
hollywoodnews.com: Given limited distribution for some of Kstew’s other recent indie flicks (e.g., “The Runaways”, “Welcome to the Rileys”) it is encouraging news that makers of the upcoming film adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s “On the Road” have already announced far-reaching distribution plans.
Heard recently at Cannes and confirmed via IMDB Pro, Icon Film Distribution of Great Britain and Icon Film Distribution of Australia were announced as regional distributors of the film. For the Great Britain branch, this translates to theatrical distribution in Ireland and all media distribution in the UK. For the Australian arm, this means theatrical distribution in New Zealand and all media distribution in Australia.
Other distribution rights for the film had already been sold to other regions—Cinearts holds rights for Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg (Benelux), and Concorde Filmverleih for Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Liechtenstein.
In addition to Kristen, who has been confirmed for the role of Marylou (widely known to be parallel real-life associate of Kerouac, Luanne Henderson), other confirmed cast members for “On the Road” include Kirsten Dunst (as Camille), Sam Riley (as Sal Paradise), and Garrret Hedlund (as protagonist Dean Moriarty).
The film is a portrayal of Kerouac’s own Beatnik experience, which rejected social norms of materialism while embracing taboos around sexuality and drugs. TIME Magazine critics Lev Grossman and Richard Lacayo named “On the Road” among the 100 Best American Novels written since 1923, calling it “the book that launched a thousand trips”.
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