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Netflix's Jim and Andy Trailer Has Carrey Possessed by Kaufman

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Netflix's Jim and Andy Trailer Has Carrey Possessed by Kaufman
Netflix has released the first trailer for Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond, which will premiere globally on the streaming service Friday, November 17. While that's also the same day that Justice League hits theaters nationwide, this documentary won't exactly appeal to superhero fanboys, but for those who follow comedy lore, it's certainly shaping up to be a must-see film. This trailer comes just a month after Netflix acquired this Jim Carrey and Andy Kaufman documentary at the Toronto International Film Festival, where it had its world premiere screening.

Director Chris Smith presents a fascinating deep dive into actor Jim Carrey's time spent portraying famed and complicated comedian Andy Kaufman. Using approximately 100 hours of footage shot on the set of Man on the Moon documenting Carrey's transformation into Kaufman for four months, the new trailer for this Netflix documentary features interview footage with Jim Carrey in present day, who reveals that Universal Pictures,
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Venice Film Review: ‘Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond — featuring a very special, contractually obligated mention of Tony Clifton’

Venice Film Review: ‘Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond — featuring a very special, contractually obligated mention of Tony Clifton’
When it was announced in the late ’90s that Jim Carrey had been chosen to play Andy Kaufman in a major Hollywood biopic, my gut reaction was skepticism. Carrey, then at the height of his star power, was a brilliant comedian who had more than proved his acting chops (in “The Truman Show”), yet both temperamentally and ethnically he seemed wrong for the part: Kaufman was a doughy nerdy Jewish space cadet, Carrey a hypomanic string-bean Wasp. I knew that Carrey had the talent to “impersonate” anyone, but could he really merge with Kaufman’s antic yet morose there-but-not-quite-there quality?

When I saw the film, I became one of its greatest champions (it wound up being my movie of the year for 1999), and Carrey’s extraordinary performance vaulted over all my doubts. In “Man on the Moon,” he nailed every nuance of Andy Kaufman’s spirit, and he used his own mercurial quality as a comic to
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Venice: ‘Jim & Andy’ Gets Behind the Scenes on Jim Carrey’s Kaufman Biopic

Venice: ‘Jim & Andy’ Gets Behind the Scenes on Jim Carrey’s Kaufman Biopic
“Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond,” which will make its world premiere Sept. 5 in Venice, charts the methodical creative process taken on by Jim Carrey during the production of the 1999 Andy Kaufman biopic “Man on the Moon.”

Bringing to life the distinct comedy stylings of the late Andy Kaufman, along with his crass and over the top lounge singer alter-ego Tony Clifton, required every ounce of Carrey’s talent and humanity, with the role taking on added dimensions as he was surrounded by Kaufman’s friends and family members who were on-set during filming of the Milos Forman pic. The hilarious, provocative, and inspiring documentary shows Carrey becoming fully immersed as an actor, and is intercut with a new and introspective interview as he discusses what the role meant to him on a personal level.

Indeed, the full title of the film is evocative of Kaufman’s alternative comedy: “Jim & Andy: the Great Beyond — the story of Jim Carrey
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10 Toronto Film Festival Documentaries That Could Shake Up the Oscars

10 Toronto Film Festival Documentaries That Could Shake Up the Oscars
The race always begins at Sundance, but the Toronto International Film Festival documentary lineup will impact the list of Oscar contenders — and this year, without clear frontrunners, Tiff’s influence will be greater than ever.

Every year, Thom Powers leads the Tiff documentary programmers through an enormous number of submissions to cull 22 selections. “It never gets any easier to make those decisions,” said Powers, who also programs influential November festival Doc NYC. “This year we’re going to see a greater range of different documentaries spread across the fall festivals, instead of a cluster of films that moves from festival to festival. More films will get more opportunities at the festivals this fall.”

Here’s a list of 10 must-sees for Tiff 2017 with potential to shake up the awards race.

1. “Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken!”: Morgan Spurlock’s under-the-radar sequel to his 2005 Oscar nominee focuses on the new craze
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10 Toronto Film Festival Documentaries That Could Shake Up the Oscars

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10 Toronto Film Festival Documentaries That Could Shake Up the Oscars
The race always begins at Sundance, but the Toronto International Film Festival documentary lineup will impact the list of Oscar contenders — and this year, without clear frontrunners, Tiff’s influence will be greater than ever.

Every year, Thom Powers leads the Tiff documentary programmers through an enormous number of submissions to cull 22 selections. “It never gets any easier to make those decisions,” said Powers, who also programs influential November festival Doc NYC. “This year we’re going to see a greater range of different documentaries spread across the fall festivals, instead of a cluster of films that moves from festival to festival. More films will get more opportunities at the festivals this fall.”

Here’s a list of 10 must-sees for Tiff 2017 with potential to shake up the awards race.

1. “Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken!”: Morgan Spurlock’s under-the-radar sequel to his 2005 Oscar nominee focuses on the new craze
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The Last Days of Collapse Subject Michael C. Ruppert

The life and final days of Michael C. Ruppert — author, 9/11 Truther, podcaster and prophet of economic collapse — are chronicled by The Verge’s Mat Stroud in a fascinating, quite sad story. Filmmaker readers will remember Ruppert from Chris Smith’s 2009 documentary, Collapse, in which the author discussed his theories of societal collapse in the decades following “peak oil” — the moment in which there is less oil in the ground than has been used by mankind. For Smith, however, the documentary was as much about Ruppert the man as his work. In an interview with Brandon Harris, Smith […]
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Go To Black: The Making of Iron Man 3

Trevor Hogg chats with visual effects supervisors Christopher Townsend, Erik Nash, Bryan Grill, Alessandro Cioffi, Guy Williams, Matt Dessero, Venti Hristova and Vincent Cirelli; animation supervisor Simone Kraus, previsualization supervisor Todd Constantine and postvisualization supervisor Gerardo Ramirez about their work on Iron Man 3. Beware there are spoilers....

“Marvel is a fun and passionate group to work with,” states Christopher Townsend who went from being the visual effects supervisor responsible for Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) to Iron Man 3 (2013). “Their type of films allow for visual effects to be played in a varied playground. It’s great.” The native of Britain jokes, “I keep on coming back for more punishment!” A change behind the camera took place in the third instalment of the franchise which launched the Marvel Universe into the realm of cinematic blockbusters. “Marvel is always keen of eyeing and working with not fans or run of
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Tumblr Round-up: More Super Bowl Ads By Filmmakers, ‘Fargo’ – ‘Kill List’ – ‘The Help’ and more

The Tumblr round-up is a compilation of images, links, posters, stories, videos and so on, taken from the Sound On Sight Tumblr account. We simply do not have the man power nor time to write articles on every interesting movie related goody we find, so this is our way of still promoting some of the stuff we love.

If you have any interesting items that you think we should plug, please email us at admin@soundonsight.org

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Noam Murro directed quite a few Super Bowl ads including the Pepsi “King’s Court” spot which featured X Factor 2011 winner Melanie Amaro and Elton John, as well as the Chevy Sonic “Stunt Anthem” as and the Kia “A Dream Car. For Real Life” commercial.

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Finally, Murro also directed the Chevy Silverado “End of the World” spot.

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This is amazing – A London-based film PR company recently held a screening of Lady And The Tramp for dogs,
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Film: Movie Review: El Sicario: Room 164

El Sicario: Room 164 is a one-man monologue of a documentary, 80-odd minutes spent in a crummy motel suite in the company of a guy with a black mesh cloth covering his head and obscuring his identity. A subject really has to have something to say to justify this kind of film treatment—Michael Ruppert’s hypnotic apocalyptic scenarios in Collapse come to mind—and the unnamed focus of Gianfranco Rosi’s feature has plenty. He’s a former “sicario,” a hit man and enforcer for a drug cartel in Ciudad Juárez who once kidnapped and tortured someone in ...
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CD Album Review: Collapse Under The Empire – Shoulders & Giants

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Shoulders & Giants is the third full-length album from German duo Collapse Under The Empire. Formed in 2007 Collapse Under The Empire, who I am told chose the name specifically so they could use C.U.T.E. as an acronym, is Martin Grimm (guitars, drums) and Chris Burda (keyboards, synthesiser, drums), originally from Hamburg, Germany. Instrumental Rock with elements of Electronica is how I have heard people describe the genres that Collapse Under The Empire blend. However if I am honest a fusion of these genres is something I would not usually be interested in exploring preferring my music to sit comfortably into one genre rather than a fusion of two. You see in my opinion when you have two or more genres mixed together it appears to make it all the more difficult to produce an originally creative piece of work but when it does happen
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White Out movie trailer and images

See the trailer and images from White Out, directed by Lawrie Brewster, starring Jon Finnegan, Mike McEvoy, Joleen Walton and Nancy Joy Page. Also in the cast of the apocalyptic disaster film are Dougie Clark, Gavin Hugh, Farooqi Muskwati and Leon Simmon. Sarah Daly wrote the script, inspired by Michael C. Ruppert and the documentary Collapse. While the world has escaped the forecast apocalypse of May 21st, a new Scottish feature would suggest that Armageddon is just around the corner. White Out - director Lawrie Brewster’s ambitious début feature - tracks the collapse of civilization in a dystopian near-future Scotland. Oil supplies are scarce, climate change wreaks havoc and the world teeters on the brink of economic meltdown. In the midst of all this, reluctant government volunteer...
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White Out movie trailer and images

See the trailer and images from White Out, directed by Lawrie Brewster, starring Jon Finnegan, Mike McEvoy, Joleen Walton and Nancy Joy Page. Also in the cast of the apocalyptic disaster film are Dougie Clark, Gavin Hugh, Farooqi Muskwati and Leon Simmon. Sarah Daly wrote the script, inspired by Michael C. Ruppert and the documentary Collapse. While the world has escaped the forecast apocalypse of May 21st, a new Scottish feature would suggest that Armageddon is just around the corner. White Out - director Lawrie Brewster’s ambitious début feature - tracks the collapse of civilization in a dystopian near-future Scotland. Oil supplies are scarce, climate change wreaks havoc and the world teeters on the brink of economic meltdown. In the midst of all this, reluctant government volunteer...
See full article at Upcoming-Movies.com »

White Out movie trailer and images

See the trailer and images from White Out, directed by Lawrie Brewster, starring Jon Finnegan, Mike McEvoy, Joleen Walton and Nancy Joy Page. Also in the cast of the apocalyptic disaster film are Dougie Clark, Gavin Hugh, Farooqi Muskwati and Leon Simmon. Sarah Daly wrote the script, inspired by Michael C. Ruppert and the documentary Collapse. While the world has escaped the forecast apocalypse of May 21st, a new Scottish feature would suggest that Armageddon is just around the corner. White Out - director Lawrie Brewster’s ambitious début feature - tracks the collapse of civilization in a dystopian near-future Scotland. Oil supplies are scarce, climate change wreaks havoc and the world teeters on the brink of economic meltdown. In the midst of all this, reluctant government volunteer...
See full article at Upcoming-Movies.com »

The best documentaries of 2010

Documentaries became a box office factor with the rise of such films as "Hoop Dreams" and "Roger & Me." Before then, there were hit music documentaries like "Woodstock" but most other nonfiction films could expect short runs in few theaters before dutiful audiences. What a small but growing minority of Friday night moviegoers is beginning to discover is that there's a good chance the movie they might enjoy most at the multiplex is a doc.

In alphabetical order, these were the best documentaries I saw in 2010:

"45365" is the zip code of Sidney, Ohio. The brothers Bill and Turner Ross were born there perhaps 30 years ago. They knew everybody in town, and when they spent seven months of 2007 filming its daily life, their presence must have become commonplace. Their film evokes what Winesburg, Ohio might have looked like as a documentary.

The film is privileged. No one is filmed with a hidden camera.
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Suicides, car crashes and one dead rabbit: Coronation Street's 50 years of catastrophe

Coronation Street turns 50 this week and, naturally, will mark the occasion with a huge tram crash. We celebrate half a century of death and disaster … most of it involving the Barlow family

1. Baby Christopher Hewitt Kidnapped (1962) In the real world, babies symbolise joy. In soaps, they exist to be the source of shock illicit parentage, near-fatal illness and kidnapping. Elsie Tanner found baby Chris, then his upset parents relocated, meaning his mother's name, Concepta, was never heard in the Street again. Js

2. Ida Run Over And Killed … The First Of Many Barlow Traffic Mishaps (1961)

3. A Lorry Crash Makes Sally's Dad Corrie Casualty No 45 (1989)

4. Len Fairclough Killed Making The Arduous Trek Across From Bolton (1983)

5. Don Brennan (1992) Don was a grouchy bugger even before soap's only amputation-caused-by-suicide-bid storyline. Feeling guilty for cheating on Ivy and devastated when his mistress ended their affair before he could, he crashed. He became a one-legged taxi driver,
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Mark Kermode's DVD round-up

Metropolis; Heartbreaker; Whatever Works; Collapse

"The mediator between head and hands must be the heart!" While the DVD market thrives on unnecessary recuts and extended editions (why make new movies when you can endlessly repackage and resell old ones?), the case for an entirely new version of Fritz Lang's Metropolis (1927/2010, Eureka, PG) is stronger than most. Using 16mm materials recently discovered in a small museum in Buenos Aires, this "Masters of Cinema" rerelease reinstates key scenes excised by distributors against Lang's wishes after the film's initial German release, pushing the running time up to about 150 minutes, thereby "solving" many of the narrative ellipses that have troubled scholars and viewers for decades.

The result is a film that comes close to replicating Lang's original vision, although I must confess that the additions (although substantial) had less effect on the overall tone of the movie that I had expected. Maybe I
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The Other Guys still on top as Made in Dagenham and Eat Pray Love girls undone by the rain

Will Ferrell's cop comedy is still on top but the Nigel Cole-directed equality drama had a disappointing first weekend, while Julia Roberts's journey of self-discovery slips down the charts

The winner

Over the summer, sunshine is the enemy of cinema box-office and rain its natural ally. Come autumn, heavy precipitation can drive away the crowds. With evil weather lashing Britain and both The X Factor and Strictly Come Dancing reaching crucial phases on television there were plenty of reasons to stay in at the weekend – and, if cinema grosses are anything to go by, that's what the UK public evidently chose to do. For the first time since October 2008, no film took as much as £1m over the weekend period. Even the pathetically low-grossing weekend of June 18-20, blighted by summer sun and an England World Cup match, produced one £1m movie in the shape of an Ashton Kutcher action comedy,
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Collapse | Film review

For most of Collapse the grey, balding, mustachioed Michael Ruppert sits before the camera in his shirtsleeves, smokes continuously and, eyeballing us like the Ancient Mariner, talks a streak. His theme is the imminent collapse of our world, of how he's been predicting it in his newsletter and blog, and how the world's ruling classes (assisted by the CIA, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and other familiar suspects) have concealed the news from us. Through our reliance on oil we've put ourselves in a position from which there is no exit, but his acute analysis is more persuasive than his somewhat vague suggestions of how the world might evolve, one of the more concrete being that you start growing food in your garden or acquire an allotment. Ruppert, the son of two former CIA employees, is a 60-year-old political science graduate of UCLA, a former officer in the Lapd until he
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This week's new films

Made In Dagenham (15)

(Nigel Cole, 2010, UK) Sally Hawkins, Bob Hoskins, Geraldine James, Jaime Winstone, Miranda Richardson. 113 mins

From the maker of Calendar Girls, another feelgood tale of sisters pulling together for a cause, but this is at least a story worth telling: the 1968 strike by workers at Ford's factory that led to equal pay for women. You know where it's going and you can guess how it's going to get there, but with a best-of-British cast and some sense of purpose, it does the job. In car terms, it's a Mondeo, but with all the trimmings.

Buried (15)

(Rodrigo Cortés, 2010, Spa) Ryan Reynolds. 95 mins

Can Reynolds act his way out of a wooden box? This thriller sticks to its coffin location with admirable determination, heaping on enough scares, surprises and suspense to sustain the claustrophobic premise.

The Secret Of Kells (PG)

(Tomm Moore, 2009, Fra/Bel/Ire) Evan McGuire, Brendan Gleeson. 79 mins

Oscar-nominated Irish animation whose vibrant,
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This week's new films

Enter The Void (18)

(Gaspar Noé, 2009, Fra/Ger/Ita) Nathaniel Brown, Paz de la Huerta, Cyril Roy. 143 mins

Noé adjusts your set from the inside with a film so hallucinogenic you might need to check into rehab afterwards. Despite some of the furthest-out visuals ever seen, nobody could accuse him of glamorising drugs. Following an American loser through the sleazy side of Tokyo, mostly after his death, it's a long, miserable tale, but the execution is amazing.

The Town (15)

(Ben Affleck, 2010, Us) Ben Affleck, Rebecca Hall. 125 mins

Affleck takes on a whole Boston district in this crime saga, which overextends him a little. It's a serious drama struggling to get out of a generic cops-and-robbers thriller.

Eat Pray Love (PG)

(Ryan Murphy, 2010, Us) Julia Roberts, James Franco, Javier Bardem. 140 mins

Roberts goes to Italy, India and Bali but she's never been to "me" in this emetic hymn to self-absorption.

World's Greatest Dad (15)

(Bobcat Goldthwait,
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