Archive for January 22, 2013


Acclaimed Indonesian director Mouly Surya makes an appearance in the Sundance World Competition selection with What They Don’t Talk About When They Talk About Love, a romantic drama set in a school for the visually impaired.

Check out the trailer and see new images in the gallery for Mouly Surya‘s What They Don’t Talk About When They Talk About Love which is competing in the World Cinema Dramatic category at the Sundance Film Festival on Friday 19th.

The Indonesian film starring Nicholas Saputra, Ayushita and Karina Salim is already being eyed as Indonesia’s foreign film entry for next year’s Academy Awards.

Read preview about the movie here: http://www.upcoming-movies.com/new/sundance-2013-what-they-don-t-talk-about-when-they-talk-about-love-trailer-and-images/

The film’s produced by Rama Adi, Fauzan Zidni and Tia Hasibuan. Support the movie and check out the Sundance Film Festival’s official page for it.

 

–sources and images from twitchfilm.com and upcoming-movies.com 

 

Sundance Review: ‘S-VHS‘ Is An Uneven, Occasionally Thrilling Sequel To The Horror Anthology

Last year, the indie horror anthology “V/H/S” was released and promised to be chock full of truly in-your-face terror – these were fearless directors, given complete creative freedom, and squeezed together under a tight, blood-soaked package. Of course, the promise of “V/H/S” and the actual movie itself were quite different, and while there were certainly some gems (including entries by Ti West and Joe Swanberg that blurred the line between mumblecore and horror even further), most of them were overlong and uninvolving and (worse yet) reinforced some of the worst traits in the horror genre, including an undercurrent of ugly misogyny that was knotted through almost every section.Well, the conceit seemed too irresistible to leave alone and this year we have “S-VHS” making its grand debut at the Sundance Film Festival, which follows the original in structure and form. Thankfully, there are some segments that play around with the format and tease where this series could be headed. So, section-by-section, let’s take a look.
Read more about “S-VHS” movie here: Sundance Review: ‘S-VHS’ Is An Uneven, Occasionally Thrilling Sequel To The Horror Anthology | The Playlist.Overall: “S-VHS” is a whole lot of fun. We can imagine midnight audiences at Sundance (and wherever else it plays – SXSW seems likely) shrieking with delight at some of the sections, and “Safe Haven” is, by our estimation, a bold piece of original horror that will widely be revered, applauded and (like any good piece of balls-out horror) widely derided. We’d love to see the series, if it does in fact continue, continue to diversify the types of stories and the locations where those stories (and filmmakers) are based. But an anthology has to be graded on an average; it is, after all, only as good as the sum of its bloody body parts. [B]

review by drew taylor images from blogs.indiewire.com

Warner Bros./20th Century Fox/Summit

Bullet to the Head – Directed by Walter Hill. Starring Sylvester Stallone and Jason Momoa. When their partners are killed, a cop and a hitman find they have an enemy in common and team up to bring him down.

Stand Up Guys‘ – Directed by Fisher Stevens. Starring Alan ArkinAl Pacino, and Christopher Walken. A couple of con men try to get their crew back together one last time before one of them is faced with his final assignment to kill his friend.

Warm Bodies‘ – Directed by Jonathan Levine. Starring Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, and John Malkovich. In a zombie-plagued world, one zombie is starting to become human again, and falls for the girlfriend of one of his victims.

Side Effects‘ – Directed by Steven Soderbergh. Starring Rooney MaraChanning Tatum, and Jude Law. Struggling with anxiety due to her husband’s impending release from prison, a young woman seeks the aid of a psychiatrist and prescription drugs.

A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III‘ (Limited) – Directed by Roman Coppola. Starring Charlie SheenJason Schwartzman, and Bill Murray. When his girlfriend breaks up with him, a graphic designer heads down a quirky spiral of self-loathing and regret.

A Good Day to Die Hard‘ – Directed by John Moore. Starring Bruce Willis, Jai Courtney, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead. John McClane heads to Russia to help his wayward son, who turns out to be a CIA operative, and together the pair work to bring down a nuclear weapons plot.

Dark Skies‘ – Directed by Scott Charles Stewart. Starring Keri Russell and Josh Hamilton. A family’s peaceful life is torn asunder by increasingly disturbing events, leading them to discover that a dark force is after them.

See more movies release in February 2013 at http://bit.ly/UOIZWt

According to RollingStone.com, HBO has purchased the rights to Mike Lerner and Maxim Pozdorovkin’s new documentary about Russian feminist collective Pussy Riot.

Premiered over the weekend at Sundance Film FestivalPussy Riot – A Punk Prayerchronicles the arrest and trial of three members, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Maria Alekhina, and Yekaterina Samutsevich. The women were sentenced to two years in prison after being found guilty of “hooliganism motivated by religious hatred or hostility” stemming from a “punk prayer” protest at Moscow’s Christ the Saviour Cathedral. Read more here: http://bit.ly/WcCUVE

 

image from consequenceofsound.net

 

U2 Bono

Larry Busacca, Getty

Approximately three dozen kinds of a spider species commonly known as the trapdoor spider have been identified. And because three of them were found at the Joshua Tree National Park in California, one of the three is being named after U2 singer Bono.

According to The Press-Enterprise, A. bonoi was named after the U2 singer as a way to honor both him and the band’s 1987 studio album The Joshua Tree. According to taxonomist Jason Bond of the Auburn University Museum of Natural History in Alabama, 33 new species of the genus “Aptostichus” were discovered. The spider is found in Nevada, Arizona and California.

Read more at http://bit.ly/V3DEJd

_beforemidnight

Another nine years after Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Celine (Julie Delpy) had a second rendezvous in France, the once young romantics are now in their 40s, have a home in Paris, but are currently on vacation with their twin daughters in Greece. Jesse has just dropped off his 14-year old son Hank at the airport to fly back home to Chicago where his mother lives, and the conversation that sparks between the onscreen couple is all too familiar. Rich, extensive banter, flawless chemistry and a relationship that feels all too real unfolds in just two singular shots that cover 25 minutes of time. From playful couple insults that turn into serious discussions about marriage to amusingly questionable parenting, the film feels familiar, but still new and it’s like we never left these characters dormant for nine years.

The dynamic between Hawke and Delpy has only improved over the years what was already spectacular, and their real age enhances the natural state of their relationship. It’s not hard to imagine that these two have had similar conversations with their real-life spouses, and that’s what makes this hit so close to home. Whether you had married parents or now have your own kids and deal with the trials and tribulations of being married with a family, this film is real. It’s a raw departure from the whisical romance that blossomed in Before Sunrise, and a logical progression of two estranged former lovers in Before Sunset who are now spending their lives together. Hawke and Delpy are easily the most phenomenal onscreen couple ever.

Before Midnight - Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy

Read more reviews from Ethan Anderton here http://www.firstshowing.net/2013/sundance-13-before-midnight-is-endearing-genuine-and-just-perfect/

 

–images from firstshowing.net and beforemidnightmovie.tumblr.com

The Postal Service have updated their website to simply read, “The Postal Service 2013,” all but confirming the rumors of their impending reunion.

Update: According to Billboard, the band will appear at Coachella and reissue their solo album, 2003′s Give Up. Additional dates and festival appearances are “also in the works.”

Earlier this month, BrooklynVegan reported that a reunion between Ben Gibbard and Dntel’s celebrated collaboration was “in the works.” No additional details were provided, but BrooklynVegan included a tag for “Coachella” in the article, suggesting that the duo could appear at the Indio, CA festival this April.

Read more stories here:  http://consequenceofsound.net/2013/01/the-postal-service-reunion-is-a-real-thing/

Here’s the music video from The Postal Service to refresh your mind

 

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