British Movie Institute Says It Will not Fund Films That Depict Villains With Facial Scars

December 1, 2018

British Movie Institute Says It Will not Fund Films That Depict Villains With Facial Scars

To fight unfavorable stereotypes surrounding disfigured individuals the British FIlm Institute mentioned they are going to now not fund movies that function villains with scars.

“Movie is a catalyst for change and that’s the reason we’re committing to not having unfavorable representations depicted via scars or facial distinction within the movies we fund,” mentioned BFI deputy chief government officer Ben Roberts.

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Alessandro Nivola Forged In Lead Position In ‘Sopranos’ Prequel Movie

November 22, 2018

Sure. ‘The Sopranos’ prequel film remains to be occurring. You were not dreaming. *cue Journey’s ‘Do not Cease Believin’. It was simply introduced that daddy Alessandro Nivola (You Had been By no means Actually Right here, The Neon Demon, Disobedience) is negotiating to play Dickey Moltisanti in ‘The Many Saints of Newark’.

Alan Taylor is ready to direct the film, which returns David Chase to the world of The Sopranos for the characteristic prequel, which he co-wrote with Lawrence Konner. Nivola will play Dickey Moltisanti, [MILD SPOILERS FOR THE MOVIE]a charismatic however violent made man who falls in love along with his father’s a lot youthful bride, a latest immigrant from Italy. Childless himself, Moltisanti in the meantime does his finest to mentor a teenage Tony Soprano, the son of a household pal who’s serving a multiyear sentence in jail. The story for the prequel is ready within the period of the Newark riots within the 1960s, when African-People and Italians in New Jersey had been at one another’s throats.

Different fan-favorites from ‘The Sopranos’ moreover Dickey Moltisanti (who was by no means seen through the sequence, however who whose son Christopher was one of many most important characters) can be seen within the movie.

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Are you excited for the film? Have you ever made your peace with the sequence finale?

RIP James Gandolfini 🙏

Indie Movie Launch Information: November 16th [An ONTD Original]

November 15, 2018
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There are some heavy-hitters being launched by the large studios this weekend – Steve McQueen’s highly-anticipated Widows, Inexperienced Ebook, Prompt Household, and Implausible Beasts, And many others. However if you happen to’re not feeling these selections, I’ve acquired some choices for you.

The movies listed under are from studios apart from the “Huge Six” – Paramount, Warner Brothers, 20th Century Fox, Common, Columbia and Disney. Notice that a number of the films listed are of their first week or two of restricted launch within the USA, so it could take them just a few extra weeks (or months) to indicate up in your native arthouse theater or on VOD. Try the posts from the previous few weeks for extra films that will have simply opened close to you: November ninth, November 2nd, October 26th.

At Eternity’s Gate

Stars: Willem Dafoe, Rupert Pal, Oscar Isaac, Mads Mikkelson
Author: Jean-Claude Carrière, Louise Kugelberg, Julian Schnabel
Director: Julian Schnabel
Style: Biography, Drama
Plot: A take a look at the lifetime of painter Vincent van Gogh through the time he lived in Arles and Auvers-sur-Oise, France.
What it’s best to know: It premiered at Venice, receiving blended evaluations however garnering an award for Willem Dafoe’s efficiency as van Gogh.
Opens in: NYC & LA

Jonathan

Stars: Ansel Elgort, Patricia Clarkson, Suki Waterhouse, Matt Bomer
Author: Gregory Davis, Peter Nickowitz, Invoice Oliver
Director: Invoice Oliver
Style: Drama, Sci-fi
Plot: Jonathan is an early riser who works at an structure agency. John is an evening owl and a little bit of a multitude. The one downside is that they inhabit the identical physique, which works by means of cautious planning — till issues begin to collapse.
What it’s best to know: That is Ansel and Suki’s third movie collectively, after Rebel and Billionaire Boys Membership.
Opens in: Choose cities

Jinn

Stars: Simone Missick, Zoe Renee, Hisham Tawfiq, Kelvin Harrison, Jr.
Written and directed by: Nijla Mu’min
Style: Drama
Plot: Summer time is a carefree 17-year-old whose world will get turned the other way up when her mom, a well-liked meteorologist, abruptly decides to transform to Islam.
What it’s best to know: It gained the Particular Jury Award for Narrative Characteristic at SXSW, and is a nominee for the Viewers Award at AFI Fest.
Opens in: LA

CAM

Stars: Madeline Brewer, Patch Darragh, Melora Walters, Devin Druid
Author: Isa Mazzei, Daniel Goldhaber, Isabelle Hyperlink-Levy
Director: Daniel Goldhaber
Style:
Plot: Alice, an bold camgirl, wakes up someday to find she’s been changed on her present with a precise duplicate of herself.
What it’s best to know: Gained the Greatest First Characteristic Award at Fantasia Movie Pageant, and the Viewers Award at Brooklyn Horror Movie Pageant.
Opens in: Choose cities, and accessible on Netflix

The Final Race

Director: Michael Dweck
Style: Documentary
Storyline: A small-town inventory automobile racetrack, and the tribe of blue-collar drivers that decision it dwelling, wrestle to carry onto an American racing custom because the world round them is reworked by globalization and commercialization.
What it’s best to know: Nominee for Greatest Documentary at Sundance.
Opens in: NYC & LA

The Clovehitch Killer

Stars: Charlie Plummer, Dylan McDermott, Samantha Mathis, Madisen Beaty
Author: Christopher Ford
Director: Duncan Skiles
Style: Drama, Thriller, Horror
Plot: After Tyler finds a cache of disturbing pictures in his father’s possession, he begins to suspect that the person he trusts most on the planet could also be accountable for a collection of unsolved murders.
What it’s best to know: The director’s earlier efforts are largely comedic.
Opens in: Choose cities and accessible VOD.

55 Steps

Stars: Helena Bonham Carter, Hilary Swank, Jeffrey Tambor, Michael Culkin
Author: Mark Bruce Rosin
Director: Bille August
Style: Biography, Drama
Plot: A workaholic lawyer helps a psychiatric affected person sue a hospital for mistreating its sufferers.
What it’s best to know: The movie screened at TIFF final 12 months and was launched in Germany this spring, however is simply now getting a US launch.
Opens in: Choose cities, and accessible on demand.

The Farm

Stars: Nora Yessayan, Alec Gaylord, Ken Volok, Rob Tisdale
Written and directed by: Hans Stjernswärd
Style: Horror
Plot: A younger couple will get kidnapped and handled like livestock after stopping at a roadside diner to eat meat.
What it’s best to know: That is the author/director’s debut function.
Opens in: LA

Beneath the Wire

Director: Chris Martin
Style: Documentary
Storyline: Sunday Occasions battle correspondent Marie Colvin and photographer Paul Conroy enter Syria in February of 2012 to cowl the plight of Syrian civilians trapped in Homs.
What it’s best to know: A Personal Battle is the fictionalized model of Marie Colvin’s life, now in theaters.
Opens in: NYC & LA

Welcome House

Stars: Emily Ratajkowski, Aaron Paul, Ricardo Scamarcio, Katy Louise Saunders
Author: David Levinson
Director: George Ratliff
Style: Thriller
Plot: A pair spend a weekend at a trip rental dwelling within the Italian countryside in an try and restore their relationship, however quickly turn into victims of the house owner’s sinister plans.
What it’s best to know: Each Emily and Aaron started their careers starring in music movies.
Opens in: Choose cities and accessible on demand.

Additionally opening this weekend: Of Fathers and Sons (Trailer), Cell Houses (Trailer), Anchor and Hope (Trailer), Insanity, Farewell (Trailer), The Gilligan Manifesto (Trailer), Velocity Kills (Trailer)

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What have you ever seen just lately, ONTD? Something you are trying ahead to seeing, indie or not?

Tommy Genesis promotes debut album with quick movie “God is Wild”

November 9, 2018

Tommy Genesis is placing in critical work to advertise her self-titled debut. On the heels of the album’s launch to streaming platforms this morning comes “God is Wild,” a brief movie directed by Genesis in collaboration with an artist referred to as Brando.

Clocking in at just below six minutes, the clip gives a style of what listeners can count on from Tommy Genesis (songs featured embrace “Dangerous Boy,” “Play with It,” and “God Despatched”), paired with the provocative spiritual imagery threaded all through a lot of the rapper/singer-songwriter’s work. Genesis hits the street for her God is Wild world tour in February.

Indie Movie Launch Information: November 2nd [An ONTD Original]

November 1, 2018
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It is November, so naturally, there are a couple of award contenders popping out this weekend alongside your regular mixture of drama, comedy, sci-fi, horror and documentary movies. There are loads of restricted releases persevering with to increase this weekend as effectively. The Steven Yeun starrer Burning is increasing to LA, and he’s doing a few Q&A’s for the movie at Arclight on Friday, November 2nd and Saturday, November third. Lovely Boy continues to increase as effectively, and is providing a Q&A livestream at 50 Cinemark theaters after the 11am PST screening this Sunday.

One thing about LJ has modified since final week’s indie film put up, so please forgive any errors with the put up – I’m nonetheless attempting to determine the right way to repair no matter they broke. :/

The movies listed are from studios aside from the “Huge Six” – Paramount, Warner Brothers, 20th Century Fox, Common, Columbia and Disney. Be aware that a number of the motion pictures listed are of their first week or two of restricted launch within the USA, so it might take them a couple of extra weeks (or months) to point out up in your native arthouse theater or on VOD. Take a look at the posts from the previous few weeks for extra motion pictures which will have simply opened close to you: October 26th, October 19th, and October 12th.

Boy Erased

Stars: Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe, Troye Sivan
Written and directed by: Joel Edgerton
Style: Biography, Drama, LGBT
Plot: The son of a Baptist preacher is compelled to take part in a church-supported homosexual conversion program after being forcibly outed to his mother and father.
What it is best to know: Based mostly on the memoir by Garrard Conley.
Q&A’s: [NYC] Q&A with memoir writer Garrard Conley on the Angelika on Friday, November 2nd. [LA] Q&A with director Joel Edgerton and actor Troye Sivan on Saturday, November third at Arclight. A Q&A at Landmark on Saturday is already offered out.
Opens in: Choose cities

A Non-public Warfare

Stars: Rosamund Pike, Jamie Dornan, Stanley Tucci, Tom Hollander
Author: Marie Brenner
Director: Matthew Heineman
Style: Biography, Drama, Warfare
Plot: One of the vital celebrated struggle correspondents of our time, Marie Colvin is an totally fearless and rebellious spirit, pushed to the frontline of conflicts throughout the globe to provide voice to the unvoiced.
What it is best to know: Based mostly on the Vainness Honest article “Marie Colvin’s Non-public Warfare” by Arash Amel.
Q&A’s: [LA] Friday and Saturday Q&A’s at each Arclight and Landmark with director Matthew Heineman and actor Rosamund Pike.
Opens in: NYC & LA

Unlovable

Stars: Charlene deGuzman, John Hawkes, Melissa Leo, Paul James
Author: Charlene deGuzman, Sarah Adina Smith, Mark Duplass
Director: Suzi Yoonessi
Style: Comedy, Drama, Music
Plot: A intercourse and love addicted lady learns what actual intimacy is when she begins making music with a reclusive man.
What it is best to know: The movie was directed, shot and edited by girls.
Opens in: LA, and out there VOD

The Different Aspect of the Wind

Stars: John Huston, Robert Random, Peter Bogdanovich, Susan Strasberg
Author: Oja Kodar, Orson Welles
Director: Orson Welles
Style: Comedy, Drama
Plot: Surrounded by followers and skeptics, grizzled director J.J. “Jake” Hannaford returns from years overseas in Europe to a modified Hollywood, the place he makes an attempt to make his comeback.
What it is best to know: The movie was left incomplete as a result of monetary issues, however in March 2017, Netflix purchased the rights with a purpose to end the movie as Welles would have and launch it.
Opens in: Choose cities, and on Netflix

They’ll Love Me Once I’m Useless

Director: Morgan Neville
Style: Documentary
Storyline: Within the remaining fifteen years of the lifetime of legendary director Orson Welles he pins his Hollywood comeback hopes on a movie, The Different Aspect of the Wind, in itself a movie about an getting old movie director attempting to complete his final nice film.
What it is best to know: Netflix produced this documentary and is releasing it in tandem with The Different Aspect of the Wind.
Opens in: Choose cities and on Netflix

Prospect

Stars: Pedro Pascal, Sophie Thatcher, Jay Duplass, Andre Royo
Written and directed by: Christopher Caldwell and Zeek Earl
Style: Sci-Fi
Plot: A teenage woman and her father journey to a distant alien moon, aiming to strike it wealthy. They’ve secured a contract to reap a big deposit of the elusive gems hidden within the depths of the moon’s poisonous forest. However there are others roving the wilderness and the job rapidly devolves right into a battle to outlive. Compelled to contend not solely with the forest’s different ruthless inhabitants, however together with her personal father’s greed-addled judgment, the woman finds she should carve her personal path to flee.
What it is best to know: It’s solely going to be launched in Regal Cinemas, with a VOD launch in 2019.
Opens in: Choose cities

Bodied

Stars: Calum Worthy, Jackie Lengthy, Rory Uphold, Jonathan Park
Author: Alex Larsen
Director: Joseph Kahn
Style: Comedy, Drama, Music
Plot: A progressive graduate scholar finds success and sparks outrage when his curiosity in battle rap as a thesis topic turns into a aggressive obsession.
What it is best to know: The movie was produced by Eminem, and Charlamagne Tha God seems as ‘Hunnid Gramz’.
Opens in: Choose cities

Maria By Callas

Director: Tom Volf
Style: Documentary
Storyline: An intimate have a look at the life and work of Greek-American opera singer, Maria Callas, as informed in her personal phrases.
What it is best to know: The movie consists totally of discovered footage, because the singer died in 1977, and makes use of her personal phrases to inform her life story.
Opens in: Choose cities

Monster Occasion

Stars: Julian McMahon, Robin Tunney, Sam Strike, Virginia Gardner
Written and directed by: Chris von Hoffman
Style: Horror, Thriller, Thriller
Plot: Three teenage thieves infiltrate a mansion feast secretly hosted by a serial killer cult for the social elite.
What it is best to know: The movie was shot in 17 days.
Opens in: NYC & LA

Possum

Stars: Sean Harris, Alun Armstrong, Simon Bubb, Andy Blithe
Written and directed by: Matthew Holness
Style: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Plot: After returning to his childhood residence, a disgraced youngsters’s puppeteer is compelled to confront his depraved stepfather and the secrets and techniques which have tortured his complete life.
What it is best to know: That is the British comic and director’s first function movie.
Opens in: Choose cities, and out there on demand.

Additionally opening: Looking for Ingmar Bergman (Trailer), The Panama Papers (Clip), Quantity 37 (Trailer), The Grief of Others (Trailer), In Hurt’s Means (Trailer), Daughters of the Sexual Revolution (Trailer)

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ONTD, what have you ever been watching currently? What are you gonna see this weekend?