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Nascent Middleburg Film Festival Banks on Rural Charm, Awards Hopefuls

12 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The fifth annual Middleburg Film Festival will run from Oct. 19-22 in the picturesque community of Middleburg, Va. Festival directors Sheila Johnson and Susan Koch boast of their setting, an hour from Washington, D.C., and 30 minutes from Dulles Intl. Airport, as well as a starry slate of Oscar contenders and provocative indie gems.

“We’re situated in horse and wine country, which makes for a very intimate setting,” says Johnson, who founded the festival in 2012. Since when it has grown considerably.

“We’re attracting roughly 4,000 visitors, and we’re a completely walkable festival,” Koch says. “We’ll be screening 25 films at various venues all across town, and even if we don’t have a traditional theater in Middleburg, that hasn’t stopped us from putting on a terrific event.  Everything from the town’s community center to the library to the performing arts school is retrofitted with Dcp technology for the screenings. When [link=nm »

- Nick Clement

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‘American Horror Story: Cult’ Review: ‘Valerie Solanas Died for Your Sins: Scumbag’ Sets Up a Bloody Battle of the Sexes

18 October 2017 2:30 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

(Every week, we’re going to get the discussion going about American Horror Story: Cult by answering one important question: who is the main villain of the episode?) Everything changed in episode 7 of American Horror Story: Cult. Presenting its overarching story in three acts: Ally’s crumbling sanity, a closer look at Kai Anderson’s (Evan Peters) inner circle, […]

The post ‘American Horror Story: Cult’ Review: ‘Valerie Solanas Died for Your Sins: Scumbag’ Sets Up a Bloody Battle of the Sexes appeared first on /Film. »

- Aaron Pruner

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French Aids drama Bpm shows Hollywood how to capture gay history

18 October 2017 4:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The Oscar-buzzed film is refreshingly queer, filled with an authenticity that sanitised disappointments such as Dallas Buyers Club and Stonewall still fail to include

It has been a landmark year for Lgbt cinema. From Moonlight’s Oscar victory to the triumphant Sundance premieres of gay romances God’s Own Country and Call Me By Your Name; from the transgender breakthrough of Chile’s A Fantastic Woman to the mainstream politicking of Battle of the Sexes, we’re seeing a wider-than-ever array of approaches to sexuality on film, no longer confined to the arthouse fringe.

Related: After the Moonlight fades: what's next for Lgbt cinema

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- Guy Lodge

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Svu's Danny Pino Joins Sons of Anarchy Spinoff Mayans Mc as Star

17 October 2017 11:14 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Law & Order: Svu‘s Danny Pino is aligning himself with another acronymic television franchise, joining FX’s Sons of Anarchy spinoff Mayans Mc as one of the leads, TVLine has learned exclusively.

RelatedPost Mortem: Sons of Anarchy Ep on ‘Shakespearean’ Finale, Audience Satisfaction and That Crazy Car Chase

As TVLine reported back in July, the original Mayans Mc pilot, which was shot last winter, was scrapped for creative reasons. Norberto Barba (The Bridge, Preacher, The Path) was brought in direct a new pilot from a script by Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter and filmmaker Elgin James. Several »

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‘Marshall’ Origin Myth Leads Weak Biopics at Specialty Box Office

15 October 2017 10:30 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Noah Baumbach’s “The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected),” which debuted in competition in Cannes and scored fresh acclaim at the New York Film Festival, is a day-and-date Netflix release, so no numbers are reported. It’s likely that the family comedy starring Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller and Dustin Hoffman, who all did substantial press, played well enough at high-end theaters in New York and L.A. to take a bite out of its competitors.

Despite the lack of reported numbers, a glance at the pre-buy seating chart for the Landmark theater in West Los Angeles for Sunday shows in a theater with over 100 seats that are close to sellouts hours ahead of time suggests a weekend total that might be roughly $20,000 (roughly).That’s impressive for a film that any Netflix subscriber can see at home.

Other openers continued the string of movies about real people that are dominating the specialized release schedule. »

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Brief Takes: Blade Runners, Tennis Stars, Feisty Queens, Fish Men

14 October 2017 9:17 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

In an effort to break out of my silence -- October is my favorite month so why has it been so hard? -- micro thoughts on 5 Oscar hopefuls I meant to review but didn't. Whoops. Please to discuss in the comments.

Battle of the Sexes (Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris)

The story of Billie Jean King's (Emma Stone) famous 1973 match with Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) and her efforts to make women's tennis viable in a sexist industry

Capsule: A timely well-crafted look back to the beginnings of a gender war that's depressingly still raging and a soupçon of queer romance to give it unique personality. Dayton & Faris's light touch is the right choice for this briskly-paced but delicately felt recreation of a pivotal American moment. Emma Stone is perfection as the heroic tight shouldered athlete at the center. Just discussed on the podcast. B+

Oscar Chances: This one could go either way. »

- NATHANIEL R

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new and ongoing cinema releases, Us/Can, from Oct 13

13 October 2017 2:24 PM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

A simple listing, duplicated from the in cinemas Us and Canada page, of new releases and other stuff currently available, for the benefit of those playing along by RSS or keeping up via the Daily Digest emails (sign up here).

opening this week Breathe Professor Marston & the Wonder Women Goodbye Christopher Robin The Foreigner Happy Death Day Marshall    I’m planning to see… The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) The Secret Scripture

2017’s films, ranked by maryann

all reviews, 1997–today

now in cinemas Battle of the Sexes The Big Sick Brigsby Bear California Typewriter Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie Detroit Dolores Dunkirk Faces Places The Florida Project The Glass Castle Ingrid Goes West Lady Macbeth Lost in Paris (Paris pieds nus) Loving Vincent Lucky Maudie Patti Cake$ Polina School Life Spider-Man: Homecoming Step Stronger Take My Nose… Please! 13 Minutes (aka Elser) The Unknown Girl Viceroy’s House Victoria & Abdul »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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Hulu releases music video for Sarah Silverman's I Love You, America

13 October 2017 1:38 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

While I believe Sarah Silverman can be pretty hit-or-miss, I do genuinely like her in things. She was great in Wreck-it Ralph, and did a pretty good job in the upcoming Battle Of The Sexes. I also like her stand-up, which is why I'm looking forward to her upcoming Hulu series I Love You, America. Here's the official synopsis: From inciting treason to telling poop jokes, Sarah Silverman has created her fair... Read More »

- Damion Damaske

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Podcast: Battle of the Sexes, Beach Rats, and mother!

13 October 2017 11:00 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Nathaniel, Nick, Joe and Chris try and catch up with movies the podcast hasn't covered

Index (42 minutes)

00:01 Battle of the Sexes

12:00 mother!, interpretations, Q & A culture

28:30 Michelle Pfeiffer and Darren Aronofsky

34:00 Beach Rats

39:15 silliness and sign-offs

You can listen to the podcast here at the bottom of the post or download from iTunes. Continue the conversations in the comments, won't you?  »

- NATHANIEL R

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Fox Searchlight’s Nancy Utley Recalls Her Early Days in Film Biz

13 October 2017 10:15 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Nancy Utley has been a studio powerhouse for 30 years. She started at 20th Century Fox in 1986, then moved to Fox Searchlight in 1999. She became president of the specialty arm in 2009, overseeing all aspects of the films alongside fellow prez Stephen Gilula. Their box office has been successful, and their awards track record is terrific, including 117 Oscar nominations and best picture wins for “Slumdog Millionaire,” “12 Years a Slave” and “Birdman.” This season they have a strong awards lineup that includes “The Shape of Water,” “Battle of the Sexes,” “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” and “Goodbye Christopher Robin.”

Utley is also a big proponent of mentoring, working with such programs as Fox’s high potential employee program, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Step Up Women’s Network, Film Independent’s Project Involve and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Gold Program. She is on the boards of AMPAS, Lupus La and Film Independent.

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- Tim Gray

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Trend to Try: The Best Head-to-Toe Navy Looks Under $100

12 October 2017 10:05 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Navy for fall? Groundbreaking (we know). But we’re not just talking about the standard, sedate navy sweater or pants. The navy that’s trending this season is not only worn head-to-toe, but in interesting silhouettes and fabrics – like satin, velvet, lace and silk – and it’s fun, flirty, sophisticated and modern. Celebrities have been pushing boundaries with the typically neutral hue, wearing off-the-shoulder sparkly navy fringe like Sarah Jessica Parker, sheer ruffles with voluminous sleeves and pants like Kelly Rowland and head-to-toe velvet corduroy like Emma Stone. We’ve found the best under-$100 navy pieces to try out for your next night out, »

- Kami Phillips

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What Better Way to Celebrate National Coming Out Day than Battle of the Sexes and Billie Jean King

11 October 2017 11:31 AM, PDT | AwardsDaily.com | See recent AwardsDaily news »

Anyone who didn’t grew up in the 1970s and 1980s might not understand why it was so difficult for Billie Jean King to come out as a prominent athlete and public figure. »

- Sasha Stone

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Andrew Garfield Says He's Still Emma Stone's "Biggest Fan"

10 October 2017 1:45 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Some love never dies—or so we hope. Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone were the couple that everyone was rooting for. The two met during the filming of The Amazing Spider-Man, where Andrew played a young Peter Parker and Emma was his love interest Gwen Stacy. They proceeded to date and gave us all relationship goals for four amazing, love-filled years until their amicable split in 2015. Recently, Andrew has been out promoting his latest film Breathe while Emma has been supporting her new project Battle of the Sexes. At the Breathe premiere last night, Andrew spoke highly of the film and the true story of Robin and Diana Cavendish it tries to tell. The »

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Box Office Weekend: Blade Runner 2049 Takes Over Box Office

9 October 2017 2:14 PM, PDT | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

Although it debuted with over $32 million and held the top spot for the weekend box office, the thirty-five years in the making sequel Blade Runner 2049, fell south of the film’s $45-$55 million expectations. Despite mostly positive reviews, the film may have a long climb to ensure that it’s a domestic hit.

The survival epic The Mountain Between Us, starring Kate Winslet and Idris Elba finished in second-place with $10.1 million, just edging out the Stephen King adaptation It, which brought in another $10 million in its fifth week of release, to bring its domestic total to $305.2 million. The animated My Little Pony: The Movie debuted with $8.8 million. Elsewhere, Kingsman: The Golden Circle added another $8.1 million to its three-week total of $80 million to close out this week’s top film.

The Tom Cruise-led American Made brought in considerably less in it’s second-week of release, $8.1 million this week compared to $22.3 million last week. »

- Mike Tyrkus

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Box Office Report: 'Blade Runner 2049' Disappoints Those Who Thought It Would Do Better

9 October 2017 12:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Here's your estimated 3-day box office returns (new releases bolded): 1. Blade Runner 2049 - $31.5 million ($31.5 million total) 2. The Mountain Between Us - $10.1 million ($10.1 million total) 3. It - $9.6 million ($304.9 million total) 4. My Little Pony - $8.8 million ($8.8 million total) 5. Kingsman: The Golden Circle - $8.1 million ($79.9 million total) 6. American Made - $8.0 million ($30.4 million total) 7. The Lego Ninjago Movie - $6.7 million ($43.8 million total) 8. Victoria & Abdul - $4.1 million ($5.9 million total) 9. Flatliners - $3.8 million ($12.3 million total) 10. Battle of the Sexes - $2.4 million ($7.6 million total)   The Big Stories Warner Bros. has been on quite the run lately. Since putting the disaster of King Arthur...

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- Erik Childress

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Emma Stone and Adam Levine Both Just Got Very Fancy New Fashion Jobs

9 October 2017 8:25 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Anyone who’s anyone in Hollywood has a side hustle in the beauty and fashion world. Whether they collaborate on a clothing line or serve as the face of a high-end brand, the amount of stars who have dual professions is impossible to tally up. So it comes as no surprise that the biggest names in movies and music, Emma Stone and Adam Levine respectively, just signed their own a deal with the two biggest fashion houses in Paris.

It was announced on Sunday that Stone signed a contract with the French luxury brand Louis Vuitton as its newest ambassador »

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‘Blade Runner’ Box Office Deja Vu as ‘2049’ Starring Ryan Gosling Falls Short

8 October 2017 1:20 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Thirty-five years after the Ridley Scott sci-fi original (which was not an initial box office success but grew into a cult favorite), the long-aborning sequel “Blade Runner: 2049” had much to recommend it: rave reviews, Denis Villeneuve directing his follow-up to sci-fi Oscar-winner “Arrival”; Ryan Gosling’s first wide release since “La La Land”;  a committed multi-generational smart sci-fi fan base.

So why did the movie fall short of expectations? It was expected to score at least $40 million domestically against a $155-185-million budget: $31 million marks a serious under-performer and suggests that to the extent that Villeneuve channeled the original, he may have delivered an artistic achievement that is not mainstream.

With most of the world outside Asia already playing the film, the initial foreign $81 million take will not yield $300-million worldwide — which is close to what the movie cost to make and market (shared by Alcon Entertainment and financier »

- Tom Brueggemann

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Blade Runner 2049 Bombs at the Box Office with $31.5M

8 October 2017 1:03 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

While New Line Cinema's It remake managed to salvage a horrid summer box office season, last weekend marked a return to the box office's slumping ways with a slew of underperforming newcomers. As expected though, Warner Bros.' Blade Runner 2049 debuted at just the right time to put the box office back on track, opening in the top spot with a decent $31.5 million. While it still came in far under most box office predictions, it still helped the box office get back on track for what could be a strong fall season.

This Blade Runner sequel opened in 4,058 theaters, earning a decent $7,769 per-screen average in the top spot at the box office this weekend. It also earned an additional $50.2 million this weekend, to bring its worldwide opening weekend total to $81.7 million. Still, that figure represents roughly half of its $150 million production budget, and since the project isn't slated to open in China, »

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Dystopias Large (Blade Runner 2049) and Small (The Florida Project) at the Box Office

8 October 2017 12:08 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

by Nathaniel R

Weekend Box Office (October 6th-8th)

Blade Runner 2049 Battle Of The Sexes 1. »

- NATHANIEL R

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‘The Florida Project’ Scores at Specialty Box Office as ‘Victoria & Abdul’ Soars

8 October 2017 10:48 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Fresh off the New York Film Festival, Sean Baker’s acclaimed “The Florida Project” (A24) sprinted ahead of the over-crowded fall specialty pack, as some 35 titles launched in limited runs this weekend. Backed by some of the best reviews of the year, the Cannes pickup marks Baker’s breakout following succès d’estime “Tangerine.”

“Victoria & Abdul” (Focus) is setting the early pace for this awards season’s contenders, with Judi Dench showing yet again her strength as a draw.

Most other openings appealed to niche audiences, with several documentaries competing to get review attention that might position them for later awards consideration. While another Nyff title, Agnes Varda and J.R.’s “Faces, Places” (Cohen), nabbed the best reviews, none did more than modest business.

Opening

The Florida Project (A24) – Metacritic: 94; Festivals include: Cannes, Toronto, New York 2017

$152,622 in 4 theaters; PTA (per theater average): $38,156

Sean Baker’s sixth feature follows his »

- Tom Brueggemann

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