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‘Damnation’ Trailer: A TV Blood War from the Director of ‘Hell or High Water’

‘Damnation’ Trailer: A TV Blood War from the Director of ‘Hell or High Water’
Before even watching the trailer for USA’s new drama, Damnation, one name attached to the show already had me sold: David Mackenzie. The director of Hell or High Water, Starred Up, and Perfect Sense directed the pilot of Damnation, which pits brother against brother and the rich against the poor in the 1930s. In the first trailer for the James Mangold-produced series, the […]

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Alex Rodriguez Opens a Ufc Gym With His Daughters' Help -- But Where Was Jennifer Lopez?

Alex Rodriguez Opens a Ufc Gym With His Daughters' Help -- But Where Was Jennifer Lopez?
Alex Rodriguez's daughters look like they can really pack a punch!

The retired baseball pro brought 12-year-old Natasha and 9-year-old Ella to the opening of his new Ufc Gym in his hometown in Miami, Florida, on Thursday. Additionally, A-Rod plans to open a dozen new gyms throughout Miami-Dade County.

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Watch: Alex Rodriguez On Why It Works With Jennifer Lopez, Recalls When He Stopped 'Being a Jerk' During His Time Off

Et has learned that Rodriguez's girlfriend, Jennifer Lopez, was not in attendance at the event, as she was out of town working.

“He [Alex] did mention that Jennifer is an incredible athlete, they do a variety of different things when they work out together, and that he can't wait to show her his new Ufc Gym location in Miami,” an eyewitness told Et.

Watch: 7 Reasons Why Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez's Relationship Makes Perfect Sense

Well, it's good to see the former New York Yankee getting some daddy-daughters
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Alex Rodriguez On Why It Works With Jennifer Lopez, Recalls When He Stopped 'Being a Jerk' During His Time Off

Alex Rodriguez On Why It Works With Jennifer Lopez, Recalls When He Stopped 'Being a Jerk' During His Time Off
Alex Rodriguez is giving us a glimpse into his relationship with Jennifer Lopez.

The 42-year-old former baseball pro opens up about rehabilitating his image and his foray into broadcasting in a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, and also talks about dating J Lo. Rodriguez says he and his superstar girlfriend have plenty in common, which is why the two are so suited for one another.

"We both appreciate where we are in our lives," he notes. "We appreciate being parents, and we're so similar; we're both kind of workaholics."

Watch: 7 Reasons Why Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez's Relationship Makes Perfect Sense

Lopez FaceTimes Rodriguez during the interview, and the athlete also says they binge-watch TV together. The two appear to be a normal couple, though, of course, Lopez's star power can't be ignored. Rodriguez recalls their first official outing together -- the Met Gala -- in May.

"There was a great deal of paparazzi," he recalls
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‘Colossal’ Director Nacho Vigalondo Reveals How to Drink Without Turning Into a Monster in Funny Video

‘Colossal’ Director Nacho Vigalondo Reveals How to Drink Without Turning Into a Monster in Funny Video
In Nacho Vigalondo’s upcoming film “Colossal,” Anne Hathaway has a drinking problem that turns her into a real monster — specifically, her alcoholic blackouts control a kaiju across the world. In order to prevent the general population from facing the same fate, the director has released a helpful video about how to keep your inner beast at bay when you’re tipsy.

Read More: ‘Colossal’ Review: Anne Hathaway Is a Killer Kaiju In Nacho Vigalondo’s Hilarious Monster Movie

Vigalondo spoke with Entertainment Weekly about how he was able to humanize the film’s monster.

“The movie’s coming from my obvious love towards monster movies, and I was always intrigued by the possibility of setting a monster movie story in a human scale,” he said. “This is a monster movie that collides with a small indie drama, which is an interesting collision. We’ve seen some of those in many films,
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‘Borg/McEnroe,’ ‘The Square,’ ‘Darling’ Set For Goteborg’s Industry Days

‘Borg/McEnroe,’ ‘The Square,’ ‘Darling’ Set For Goteborg’s Industry Days
Janus Metz Pederson (“Armadillo”)’s “Borg vs McEnroe” with Shia Labeouf, and Ruben Ostlund’s “The Square” with Elisabeth Moss are among the most anticipated Scandinavian work-in-progress titles set for the Nordic Film Market hosted during Goteborg Film Festival’s industry days.

Both films are part of the 18 work-in-progress features selected by Cia Edström, Goteborg’s head of industry, and her team.

“Borg vs McEnroe” stars up-and-comer Sverrir Gudnason (“Monica Z”) as Swedish player Bjorn Borg and Labeouf as John McEnroe. The film chronicles the 1980 Wimbledon final and sheds light on the two tennis stars’ complex relationship and rivalry.Tre Vanner and Sf Studios are producing, while Svensk handles international sales.

The Square,” meanwhile, is a satirical film turning on the creative director of a museum who is desperate to build some buzz around an upcoming exhibition and decides to hire a PR agency which has no boundaries. The film is produced by Plattform Produktion.
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‘Hell or High Water’ Exclusive Featurette: Ben Foster Discusses His Volatile, Protective Character in Acclaimed Indie Western

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‘Hell or High Water’ Exclusive Featurette: Ben Foster Discusses His Volatile, Protective Character in Acclaimed Indie Western
David Mackenzie’s “Hell or High Water” follows Toby and Tanner Howard (Chris Pine and Ben Foster), two brothers who carry out a series of bank robberies across West Texas in order to save their family ranch, while two Texas rangers, Marcus Hamilton (Jeff Bridges) and Alberto Parker (Gil Birmingham) are hot on their trail. The film was a commercial success, grossing $29 million worldwide on a $12 million budget, and was one of the most critically acclaimed films of the year. IndieWire’s own Eric Kohn says that it “resurrects the power of western mayhem done right.” Watch an exclusive featurette for the film below featuring Ben Foster, along with the film’s crew, discussing the volatile, protective Tanner Howard character.

Read More: ‘Hell or High Water’: How David Mackenzie Shot the Indie Hit of the Year

The film is directed by David Mackenzie, who previously directed the prison crime
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Jim Jarmusch’s Upcoming ‘Paterson’ Poster Probably Delivers Perfect Sense Of Film

Jim Jarmusch is a director who makes the indie universe sit up and take notice, and unlike just about anyone else, the more mundane the plot synopsis of a new film, the more excited his fans are likely to get.

If the story we’re given can be believed, Paterson may have less going on than anything you’re likely to remember, and in Jarmusch’s hands, that probably means a lot of people are going to have it on their best of the year lists.

That said, the poster is probably one of the best treatments of a film you’ll run into, offering up a realistic idea of the film’s effort. And, it’s a picture of people sleeping.

This ones also going to be interesting, because it will give Adam Driver a chance to prove he can really stand out in something. He’s obviously shown he can handle complex roles,
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Reports of a Weak Market Are Greatly Exaggerated: Tiff Acquisition Market Heats Up as Distributors Claim Hot Titles

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Reports of a Weak Market Are Greatly Exaggerated: Tiff Acquisition Market Heats Up as Distributors Claim Hot Titles
Reports of a weak marketplace at the Toronto International Film Festival have been greatly exaggerated. After distributors held firm for the first week of Tiff, playing a waiting game while high-profile titles like “Jackie” starring Natalie Portman and “Colossal” starring Anne Hathaway found homes, activity has picked up with a flurry of deals, indicating the independent film market is still robust.

Read More: The ‘Colossal’ Buyer is No Longer Mysterious: Why Tom Quinn and Tim League’s Acquisition Makes Perfect Sense

One of the first signs of life was Roadside Attractions’ acquisition of “Lady Macbeth,” director William Oldroyd’s critically celebrated Victorian tragedy starring 19-year-old newcomer Florence Pugh. A dark tale of a sexually frustrated young woman (Pugh) stuck in a loveless marriage in 19th century England, the film was among the first Tiff titles to find a home despite having no high-profile celebrity stars. Pugh is attracting rave reviews
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A Fine Pair And The Limits Of Claudia Love

This fall semester I started taking an Italian language class two evenings a week with my daughter, and Thursday night I was looking to decompress after our first big quiz. (Scores haven’t been revealed yet, but I think we did just fine.) So I started rummaging through my shelves and came across the Warner Archives DVD of Francesco Maselli’s A Fine Pair (1968), an ostensibly breezy romantic caper comedy which reteams Rock Hudson and Claudia Cardinale, a pairing their public was presumably clamoring for after their previous outing together in Blindfold (1965), a Universal programmer written and directed by Phillip Dunne, the screenwriter of, among many other notable movies, How Green Was My Valley. I’ve had a mad crush on Claudia ever since I first saw her in Circus World (1964) with John Wayne when I was but a youngster, and I always welcome the chance to visit movies of
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Eva Green In "The Edit"

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Sneak Peek new images of actress Eva Green ("300: Rise Of An Empire") in the September 2016 issue of "The Edit" fashion magazine, photographed by Sofia Sanchez & Mauro Mongiello:

Green started her career in theater before making her film debut in director Bernardo Bertolucci's "The Dreamers" (2003).

She then achieved international recognition as 'Sibylla, Queen of Jerusalem' in director Ridley Scott's "Kingdom of Heaven" (2005).

Green then played 'Bond Girl' 'Vesper Lynd' in "Casino Royale" (2006).

Since 2006, Green has starred in the independent films "Cracks" (2009), "Womb" (2010) and "Perfect Sense" (2011).

She has also appeared in the TV series "Camelot" (2011)...

...followed by the role of 'Angelique Bouchard' in director Tim Burton's "Dark Shadows" (2012).

In 2014, Green played 'Artemisia' in "300: Rise of an Empire"...

...followed by the character 'Ava Lord' in the Frank Miller/Robert Rodriguez- directed "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For".

Green also stars in Showtime's "Penny Dreadful"...

...and currently
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‘Hell Or High Water’ Exclusive TV Spot: Critics Praise Heist Thriller From ‘Sicario’ Writer

‘Hell Or High Water’ Exclusive TV Spot: Critics Praise Heist Thriller From ‘Sicario’ Writer
Amidst the dire selection of summer films, there have been a few that are easy standouts. One of these films is the heist thriller “Hell or High Water,” which has garnered widespread critical acclaim. The film follows divorced father Toby Howard (Chris Pine) and his ex-con brother Tanner (Ben Foster) who commit several robberies to save their family’s West Texas farm from foreclosure. Hot on their trail are two Texas Rangers, the veteran Marcus Howard (Jeff Bridges) and his partner Alberto Parker (Gil Birmingham), who plan to bring the boys to justice dead or alive. Watch an exclusive TV spot for the film featuring the numerous critical praise.

Read More: Review: Chris Pine and Ben Foster Are Unstoppable Bank Robbers in David Mackenzie’s ‘Hell or High Water

The film is directed by David Mackenzie, whose previous films include “Starred Up,” “You Instead,” “Perfect Sense,” and “Spread.” It was written by Taylor Sheridan,
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Eva Green In "W"

Take a look @ new images of actress Eva Green ("Penny Dreadful") in the August 2016 issue of "W Magazine", photographed by Mert & Marcus, wearing Gucci, Roberto Cavalli, Versace and a whole lot more:

Green started her career in theater before making her film debut in director Bernardo Bertolucci's "The Dreamers" (2003).

She then achieved international recognition as 'Sibylla, Queen of Jerusalem' in director Ridley Scott's "Kingdom of Heaven" (2005).

Green then played 'Bond Girl' 'Vesper Lynd' in "Casino Royale" (2006).

Since 2006, Green has starred in the independent films "Cracks" (2009), "Womb" (2010) and "Perfect Sense" (2011).

She has also appeared in the TV series "Camelot" (2011)...

...followed by the role of 'Angelique Bouchard' in director Tim Burton's "Dark Shadows" (2012).

In 2014, Green played 'Artemisia' in the "300: Rise of an Empire"...

...followed by the character 'Ava Lord' in the Frank Miller/Robert Rodriguez- directed "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For".

Green also stars in
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‘Captain America’s’ Daniel Bruhl Joins Amusement Park as Producer

‘Captain America’s’ Daniel Bruhl Joins Amusement Park as Producer
London — Daniel Bruhl, who stars in Marvel’s upcoming “Captain America: Civil War,” is to become a partner at Berlin- and Hamburg-based production company Amusement Park Film.

He joins forces with Malte Grunert and Klaus Dohle as a producer with the aim of finding, developing and producing material across both film and television, and with a focus on English-language product.

Bruhl and Grunert, who previously worked together on Anton Corbijn’s “A Most Wanted Man,” are both attending the Toronto Film Festival this week with their own projects. Bruhl will be in town to support “Colonia,” Florian Gallenberger’s thriller set in 1973 in Chile, in which he co-stars with Emma Watson. It receives its world premiere on Sept. 13. Grunert will be attending with director Martin Zandvliet for “Land of Mine,” a Danish/German co-production set in the immediate aftermath of World War II. The film opens the new Platform section on Sept.
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Daniel Brühl named partner at Amusement Park Film

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Daniel Brühl named partner at Amusement Park Film
Exclusive: Star of Rush and Inglourious Basterds to become a partner at German production company.

Daniel Brühl, the German star of A Most Wanted Man, Rush and Marvel’s forthcoming Captain America: Civil War, is set to become a partner at Hamburg/Berlin-based production company Amusement Park Film.

Brühl will join forces with Malte Grunert and Klaus Dohle as a producer with the aim of finding, developing and producing material across both film and television. Their focus will be on English-language products.

The collaboration has been in the pipeline for some years following Brühl and Grunert’s first experience of working together on Anton Corbijn’s adaptation of John le Carré’s A Most Wanted Man (2014).

Brühl and Grunert are both attending the Toronto International Film Festival (Sept 10-20) this coming week with their own projects.

Brühl will be in town to support Colonia, Florian Gallenberger’s thriller set in 1973 Chile in which he co-stars with Emma Watson
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Watch: The Life and Death of an iPhone from its Point of View

Watch: The Life and Death of an iPhone from its Point of View
Read More: Watch: Why Shooting 'Tangerine' on an iPhone Made Perfect Sense To prove the functionality of Vimeo's free Cameo app, which allows cinematic editing and sharing easily from an iPhone, filmmaker Paul Trillo made a short film (above) solely using the app. In it, he shows the life and death of an iPhone, though with an interesting spin: it's all from the iPhone's point of view. The short provides for some very relatable and comical moments as it follows the phone and its owner. Watch as he tries to take a selfie but instead finds out he's recording video, when he nearly gets the iPhone ripped from his hand in Grand Central Station and even when he drops it in the toilet. The dialogue proves relevant too, including a discussion on how no one can have a conversation anymore since everyone is constantly staring into a screen, all while
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Best of 2014: Nicholas Bell’s Top 20 (Picks 20-11)

As seems to be the usual case, many of my top 2014 theatrical releases were actually 2013 titles I caught on the festival circuit (nearly half of them, actually), a trend that will probably continue throughout the tradition of year end best lists. Still, they’re gems that surfaced through hundreds of less than satisfactory or better than average titles. Though only about a century old, the notion of what defines cinema continues to grow and expand, albeit not on such as scale as many would hope. Established auteurs like David Fincher, Bong Joon-Ho, and even the continually infamous Roman Polanski may all have premiered works reflecting their particular preferred conventions (add rising voice Adam Wingard to their ranks), yet, in intelligent, playful, and arresting ways. Meanwhile, others continue to recycle similar themes, a harder feat when taking into consideration their own body of work, yet the Dardennes continue to surprise.

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Eva Green: "Mythology Mixology"

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Sneak Peek new images of actress Eva Green ("Sin City: A Dame to Kill For") posing for the 16th edition of the "Campari" calendar, titled "Mythology Mixology" celebrating the company's most popular cocktails:

About her film career, Green said "...there are simply not enough good roles for women, and for the last 20 years it has been so male-dominated and continues to be so."

The French actress and model started her career in theatre before making her film debut in 2003 in Bernardo Bertolucci's controversial "The Dreamers".

She achieved international recognition when she appeared in Ridley Scott's "Kingdom of Heaven" (2005) and portrayed 'Vesper Lynd' in the 'James Bond' film "Casino Royale" (2006).

In 2006, Green was awarded the 'BAFTA' Rising Star Award.

Since 2006, Green has starred in independent films including "Cracks" (2009), "Womb" (2010) and "Perfect Sense" (2011).

She also appeared in the TV series "Camelot" (2011) and played 'Angelique Bouchard' in Tim Burton's big-screen
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Surviving Desire: The Cinema of David Mackenzie

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Hold me. Thrill me. Kiss me. Kill me. The films of David Mackenzie envision life as a never-ending whirlwind of experience, a cyclone of emotion constantly spinning out of control. These feelings are heightened and externalized through melodrama, yet they can also simmer under the surface like hidden secrets waiting to explode. While his exhausted characters never fit into one social class – pop stars, artisan chefs and thuggish bruisers all take center stage – each sees the world in a similarly warped way. They are confused by inadequacy, defined by repression, purposefully solitary, and bordering on self-destruction. But most importantly they are also eager to transcend this unhappiness, especially after finding inspiration in another equally tormented individual. One must simply desire the opportunity to grow, to live, to survive.

Mackenzie’s key battleground is the romantic relationship. Incited by knowing eye contact and waged through a sensual collision of skin,
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Interview: Director David Mackenzie on Brutal Reality of 'Starred Up'

"You need to experience the dynamite... to know that the dynamite can go off." Just last week we featured Starred Up as our latest Monthly Must See, an intense, brutal but incredible prison movie from English director David Mackenzie starring Jack O'Connell and Ben Mendelsohn. You may not recognize the name at first, but you should certainly recognize his films - David Mackenzie's filmography includes Young Adam, Asylum, Hallam Foe (or Mister Foe in the Us), Spread with Ashton Kutcher, the sci-fi Perfect Sense and the music film Tonight You're Mine, all before he went on to make Starred Up. Last week I sat down for a chat with David on the realism of the film and finding actor Jack O'Connell, who plays inmate Eric Love. As a big fan of Starred Up, I was anxious to get a chance to sit down with Mackenzie and drill him on
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Doing time with David Mackenzie by Anne-Katrin Titze

Starred Up director David Mackenzie on working with Jack O'Connell, Ben Mendelsohn and Rupert Friend: "All the actors were allowed to explore. They weren't being funneled. There was a creative heart." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

David Mackenzie's humane look at the tortured prison system in Tribeca Film's Starred Up stars Jack O'Connell, Ben Mendelsohn and Rupert Friend with a screenplay by prison system therapist Jonathan Asser. In New York, the morning before the opening of his film, the director and I discussed the spell of John Boorman's Point Blank, which stars Lee Marvin, making Perfect Sense, Patrick McGrath's Asylum, and Charles Laughton's The Night Of The Hunter with Robert Mitchum's knuckles exploring the meaning of love and hate.

Even before we see, we hear the prison. Sounds foreboding and leaden, metal gates slamming shut, steps with the weight of heavy hearts. The spirit of place is one of terror.
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