Film – Garett Maggart http://garettmaggart.net/ Mon, 17 Jan 2022 16:00:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://garettmaggart.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon-2021-07-09T144741.062-150x150.png Film – Garett Maggart http://garettmaggart.net/ 32 32 New Disney Movie Leaves Parents ‘Triggered’ After Watching Kids https://garettmaggart.net/new-disney-movie-leaves-parents-triggered-after-watching-kids/ Mon, 17 Jan 2022 16:00:32 +0000 https://garettmaggart.net/new-disney-movie-leaves-parents-triggered-after-watching-kids/ With “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” topping the charts, Encanto is quickly becoming a very popular and much talked about Disney film. Credit: Disney Related: 2-Year-Old Boy Filled With Joy When He ‘Sees Himself’ in ‘Encanto’ The song had become hugely popular on TikTok and is now an Oscar nominee, which is great news as […]]]>

With “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” topping the charts, Encanto is quickly becoming a very popular and much talked about Disney film.

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Related: 2-Year-Old Boy Filled With Joy When He ‘Sees Himself’ in ‘Encanto’

The song had become hugely popular on TikTok and is now an Oscar nominee, which is great news as the film is getting a lot more talk now that it’s on Disney+ compared to its theatrical debut. Returning on November 24, 2021, the 60th feature film from Walt Disney Animation Studios, Encanta, has been freed. We can even see characters like Mirabel Madrigal (Stephanie Beatriz) at Disneyland Resort hosting meet and greets with guests. The film will feature music by hamilton creator Lin Manuel Miranda and the voices of Stephanie Beatriz, John Leguizamo and Wilmer Valderrama.

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As noted by Disney, the plot of Encanto is described as:

“Encanto” by Walt Disney Animation Studios tells the story of an extraordinary family, the Madrigals, who live hidden in the Colombian mountains, in a magical house, in a bustling city, in a wonderful and enchanted place called Encanto. The magic of the Encanto blessed each child in the family with a unique gift ranging from super strength to healing power – all but one child, Mirabel (voiced by Stephanie Beatriz). But when she discovers that the magic surrounding the Encanto is in danger, Mirabel decides that she, the only ordinary madrigal, might just be her exceptional family’s last hope.

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Encanto begins to really touch the hearts of viewers who see the film, especially those who come from a large family. More recently, Nathan Player spoke about his experience watching the film at KSL. The father of four said:

“As someone from a large family, I often felt like Mirabel,” Player said. “My older siblings had all of this success, and I was in awe and terrified that I would never measure up.”

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Similar to Bruno, Player felt touched by the idea of ​​a character turned “mean” in his own family for choosing a different path in life.

“In families, we sometimes exclude those who choose differently and don’t take the time to let them express themselves or look at things from another angle. As a conditioned military officer and family man, I often feel the pressure to be the strongest in the family. I get turned to when people need help, and I can’t drop the ball. It can be overwhelming. Luisa’s character showed that it’s also important to show your weaknesses and ask for help.

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Chelsea Williams, another parent, noted that the film was actually “trigger”. Williams noted:

“Encanto was a really triggering movie for me. I grew up in a society where there were a lot of expectations of who we were meant to be. My parents were really good at trying to relieve those pressures, but I didn’t didn’t do everything as planned and felt like Mirabel, whose grandma blamed all the cracks in the house Grandma knew Mirabel was right about the cracks in the house and always said Mirabel was crazy and blamed her.

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Encanto shows a very dysfunctional family, which a lot of people can relate to, and now it seems like parents are watching the movie and connecting it to their lives, and wondering how they can improve their experiences with their kids the way they are now growing up in his own family.

Disney goes on to describe the film as follows:

Released November 24, 2021, the film features brand new songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda (“Hamilton,” “Moana”) and is directed by Byron Howard (“Zootopia,” “Tangled”) and Jared Bush (co-director “ Zootopia”), co-directed by Charise Castro Smith (“The Death of Eva Sofia Valdez” screenwriter), and produced by Clark Spencer and Yvett Merino; Bush and Castro Smith are the screenwriters for the film.

Encanto is now streaming on Disney+.

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What is filming in Georgia in January 2022? https://garettmaggart.net/what-is-filming-in-georgia-in-january-2022/ Sun, 16 Jan 2022 00:12:17 +0000 https://garettmaggart.net/what-is-filming-in-georgia-in-january-2022/ Shows that ended last month included Netflix’s “Cobra Kai,” NBC’s “Ordinary Joe,” and NBC’s “Young Rock.” The Georgia Film Bureau provides a live, ever-changing list of active productions, but it is not necessarily complete as production companies voluntarily notify the Georgia Film Bureau of what is going on. They don’t have to. And if a […]]]>

Shows that ended last month included Netflix’s “Cobra Kai,” NBC’s “Ordinary Joe,” and NBC’s “Young Rock.”

The Georgia Film Bureau provides a live, ever-changing list of active productions, but it is not necessarily complete as production companies voluntarily notify the Georgia Film Bureau of what is going on. They don’t have to. And if a company requests that the production not be on the list, the film office will take care of it.

“Candy”, Hulu limited series with Jessica Biel

“Cinnamon,” Tubi’s original film about a struggling small-town gas station attendant with big dreams, whose life is sent into a tailspin after a fatal crime in this crossover crime thriller.

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“Doom Patrol, Season 4, HBO Max

“Harold and the Purple Pencil,” Zachary Levi and Lil Rel Howery star in this children’s book adaptation.

“House Unseen”, HBO Max reality pilot

“Married to Medicine”, season 9, Bravo

“Panhandle”, TV series, Charter/Sony (no details on this one)

“Pop Tart”, Disney+ series (not a real name. Disney+ still uses pseudonyms. It’s unclear which series it actually is.)

“The Real Housewives of Atlanta”, season 14, Bravo

“Stay Safe”, independent film

“The Big Door Prize,” AppleTV+ stars Chris Dowd. It will be a 10-episode series that will follow the residents of a small town called Deerfield, who one day discover a magical fate-predicting machine in their grocery store.

“The Game Plan”, season 1, TNT reality

“Too Big”, Season 2, TLC

“Tyler Perry’s All the Queen’s Men”, season 2, BET+. He postponed the start of that show until later in the month due to COVID delays.

“Uncensored”, season 5, TV One

“Untitled True Crime Limited Series”, ID

“Welcome to Plathville”, Season 4, TLC

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“Cobra Kai”, season 5, Netflix

“First 48”, A&E

“Mama June”, season 5, WE-TV

‘On the Come Up’, Paramount film, film adaptation of Angie Thomas’ New York Times bestselling follow-up book to ‘The Hate U Give’.

“Ordinary Joe”, season 1, NBC

“Resisting Roots”, independent film with Lou Ferrigno Jr. Geneviève Harper makes the most of the education of her two siblings after the tragic accident of their parents. Trent Fox is known for being a player on and off the baseball field. Can love grow between them?

“Run”, independent film

“Stuck”, season 1, TLC

“Sisters”, independent film

“Terror Lake Drive”, season 2, AllBlk

“The Girl from Plainville”, Season 1, Hulu/NBC

“The Hill”, independent film

“The Out-Laws”, Netflix action comedy with Pierce Brosnan and Adam DeVine

“The Ride That Got Away”, reality show

“Uglies”, Netflix YA movie starring Joey King

“Young Rock”, season 2, NBC

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Camden Film Club will discuss 2 health food documentaries https://garettmaggart.net/camden-film-club-will-discuss-2-health-food-documentaries/ Fri, 14 Jan 2022 05:00:12 +0000 https://garettmaggart.net/camden-film-club-will-discuss-2-health-food-documentaries/ A scene from “Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead”. Photo added The Camden Public Library’s Friday Film Club plans to meet at 4 p.m. on Friday, January 21 on Zoom to discuss the films “Forks Over Knives” and “Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead.” Both are healthy eating documentaries and should be viewed before the online discussion. […]]]>

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The Camden Public Library’s Friday Film Club plans to meet at 4 p.m. on Friday, January 21 on Zoom to discuss the films “Forks Over Knives” and “Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead.”

Both are healthy eating documentaries and should be viewed before the online discussion.

“Forks Over Knives” compares the Western diet with that of other countries, which have lower rates of cancer and heart disease. He challenges authorities who seem to ignore the link between meat and dairy consumption and disease in order to protect the status quo in the United States and touts the benefits of plant-based foods, according to a press release from the library. .

“Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead” follows Joe Cross on his journey to find a more natural way to deal with a debilitating autoimmune disease. With doctors and conventional medicine unable to help, Cross swapped junk food and hit the road with a juicer and generator in tow, vowing to drink only fresh fruit and vegetable juices for 60 days. .

To request a Zoom link for the chat and details on how to watch the movies, email [email protected].

The Friday Film Club meets on the third Friday to discuss a wide variety of films and documentaries. New members are always welcome.

More information about this and other Camden Public Library programs is available online at librarycamden.org.

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Classic Movies Highlight Cinema Seminar Programming – UB Now: News and Insights for UB Professors and Staff https://garettmaggart.net/classic-movies-highlight-cinema-seminar-programming-ub-now-news-and-insights-for-ub-professors-and-staff/ Wed, 12 Jan 2022 12:43:33 +0000 https://garettmaggart.net/classic-movies-highlight-cinema-seminar-programming-ub-now-news-and-insights-for-ub-professors-and-staff/ Campus News Alfred Hitchcock’s thriller “Notorious” starring Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman and Claude Rains is one of the films in this semester’s edition of the Buffalo Film Seminars. By SUE WUETCHER Posted January 12, 2022 The classic films “The Maltese Falcon” and “Notorious” are among this spring’s offerings for the 44th annual Buffalo Film Seminars. […]]]>

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Alfred Hitchcock’s thriller “Notorious” starring Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman and Claude Rains is one of the films in this semester’s edition of the Buffalo Film Seminars.

By SUE WUETCHER

Posted January 12, 2022

The classic films “The Maltese Falcon” and “Notorious” are among this spring’s offerings for the 44th annual Buffalo Film Seminars.

The popular series, hosted by UB faculty members Bruce Jackson and Diane Christian, will continue remotely this spring, with online screenings and discussion of the films.

The weekly discussions will take place via Zoom at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays from February 1 to May 10.

An email notification regarding each film will be sent on the Saturday preceding the Zoom discussion date to students enrolled in the Christian and Jackson Directors course (ENG 381), as well as to the English Department discussion list. and Buffalo Film. Seminar mailing list (email Jackson or Christian to access the BFS mailing list). This review will include a URL for the pair’s Vimeo introduction to the film and a PDF of this week’s Goldenrod document. The notice will also include an invitation to the Zoom discussion.

All but two of the films in the series (“Notorious” and “The Power of the Dog”) are available on Criterion or Netflix – C after the title in the list below indicates that it is available on Criterion, P: Amazon Prime, P $: Amazon Prime with an additional charge of $ 4. “The Power of the Dog” is available, for the moment, only on Netflix; “Notorious” is only available on FlixFilm (low resolution versions are on YouTube). All four subscription services allow cancellation at any time, so all 14 movies should be available for under $ 100.

Nine of the films – all with “UB” after the title – are available for free to anyone with a UB email account through UB Libraries’ Swank and Kanopy portals. The five films not available through the UB libraries are “The Raven”, “The Gunfighter”, “Naked”, “Salesman” and “The Power of the Dog”. Swank titles will be available through UB libraries for one year; Kanopy titles for three years.

While film availability is expected to remain throughout the semester, if a service’s license to broadcast a film expires, attendees will be notified of replacement programming.

The Spring 2022 schedule, with descriptions taken from the IMDb online movie database and other sources:

Promotional image of "The ghost cart" featuring a horse drawn carriage wearing a hooded figure with a scythe.

February 1st : “The ghost cart”, 1921, directed by Victor Sjöström, C UB-Kanopy. On New Year’s Eve, the driver of a ghostly car forces a drunken man to reflect on his selfish and wasted life.

February 8: “It happened one night», 1934, directed by Frank Capra, CP $ UB-Swank. A renegade reporter on the hunt for a young heiress on the run for a big story joins her on a bus going from Florida to New York, and they find themselves stranded with each other when the bus leaves them behind at the one of the stops.

Still from the movie, "The Maltese Falcon" with Humphrey Boggart.

February 15: “The Maltese Falcon, 1941, directed by John Huston, P $ UB-Swank. San Francisco private investigator Sam Spade takes on an affair that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a gorgeous liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette, with the stakes rising after his partner’s murder.

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February 22: “The crow», 1943 directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot, C. A French village doctor becomes the target of poisoned letters sent to village chiefs, accusing him of liaison and practicing abortion.

1st of March: “Famous, 1946, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, FlixFilm YouTube UB-Swank. US agents ask the daughter of a convicted Nazi spy to gather information on a network of Nazi scientists in South America.

8 March : “The shooter, “1950, directed by Henry King, P $. Famous shooter Jimmy Ringo goes to town to find his true love, who doesn’t want to see him. He didn’t come looking for trouble, but trouble finds him around every corner.

March 15: “Touching evil,”1958, directed by Orson Welles, P $ UB-Swank. A harsh and evil story of murder, kidnapping and police corruption in a Mexican border town.

Promotional image of the film "An autumn afternoon.".

March 29: “An autumn afternoon”, 1962, directed by Yasujirô Ozu, CP $ UB-Kanopy. An aging widower arranges a marriage for his only daughter.

Movie poster for "Amarcord" directed by Federico Fellini.

April 5: “Amarcord, 1973, directed by Federico Fellini, CP $ UB-Kanopy. A series of comical and nostalgic vignettes set in an Italian coastal town from the 1930s.

April 12: “Naked”, 1993, directed by Mike Leigh, C. An unemployed Mancunian expresses his rage against unsuspecting strangers as he embarks on a nighttime odyssey in London.

April 19: “Anti-rabbit fence, 2002, directed by Phillip Noyce, P $ UB-Kanopy. In 1931, three half-white, half-native girls escaped after being torn from their homes to be trained as domestic workers, and set out on a journey through the Outback.

April 26: “Seller‘, 2016, directed by Asghar Farhadi, P. While the two participate in a production of’ Death of a Salesman ‘, a teacher’s wife is assaulted in her new home, leaving the teacher determined to find the aggressor despite his wife’s traumatized objections. .

Promotional poster of the 2021 film, "Power of the dog.".

May 3: “The power of the dog, 2021, directed by Jane Campion, Netflix. Charismatic breeder Phil Burbank inspires fear and awe in those around him. When his brother brings home a new wife and son, Phil torments them until he finds himself exposed to the possibility of love.

May 10: “Hugo», 2011, directed by Martin Scorsese, P $ UB-Kanopy. In 1931 in Paris, an orphan living within the walls of a train station found himself plunged into a mystery involving his late father and an automaton.

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Here are the winners of the Best Film and Television in Hollywood awards https://garettmaggart.net/here-are-the-winners-of-the-best-film-and-television-in-hollywood-awards/ Mon, 10 Jan 2022 12:47:42 +0000 https://garettmaggart.net/here-are-the-winners-of-the-best-film-and-television-in-hollywood-awards/ At 20, West Side Story actress Rachel Ziegler won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress. movies dog power s West Side Story They were winners of the edition of the Golden Globes kept on the sidelines, without glamor or pretension, in full controversy over the lack of diversity among the members of the jury. […]]]>

At 20, West Side Story actress Rachel Ziegler won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress.

movies dog power s West Side Story They were winners of the edition of the Golden Globes kept on the sidelines, without glamor or pretension, in full controversy over the lack of diversity among the members of the jury.

A minute-by-minute updated chat on the awards website is the tool the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) uses to announce the winners this Sunday in its 79th edition.

The historic event, known as oscars waiting room, died in the public eye, without a red carpet, without fancy costumes and without his traditional party.

dog power (“The Power of the Dog”) won the award for best dramatic film and West Side Story Recognized as the best comedy or musical.

Benedict Cumberbatch plays a menacing cowboy in Dog Power.

Meanwhile, Jane Campion became Best Director, as well as for “Dog Power”, and Kenneth Branagh as Best Screenwriter for “Belfast”.

Among the series, I stood out Succession s hacks.

List of winners

In the cinema categories:

  • Best Film (Drama): dog power(“Power of the dog”)

  • Best Film (Comedy or Musical): West Side Story

  • Best achievement: Jane Campion – “The Power of the Dog”

  • best scenarioKenneth Branagh – “Belfast”

  • Best Actor in a Drama: go Smith– King Richard

  • Best Dramatic Actress: Nicole Kidman – Being Ricardos

  • Best Actress, Musical or Comedy: Rachel Ziegler – West Side Story

  • Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy: Andrew Garfield – TEk, check … Boom!

  • Best Supporting Actress: Ariana Debus – West Side Story

  • Best Supporting Actor: Kodi Smit-McPhee – “The Power of the Dog”

  • Best Foreign Language Film: drive my car(Japan)

  • Best animated film: “Charm”

  • the best song: No time to die – Billie Eilish Para No time to die

  • Best Original Soundtrack:Hans Zimmer – Dune

Andrew Garfield’s tagging, hash scene… Boom!

For TV categories:

  • Best Television Series (Drama): Succession

  • Best Television Series (Musical or Comedy): hacks

  • Best Television Actress (Drama): “Jay Rodriguez” Michaela.pointing to

  • Best Television Actor (Drama): Jeremy Strong – Succession

  • Best Television Actress (Music or Comedy): Jan Smart – hacks

  • Best Television Actor (Musical or Comedy): Jason Sudeikis – Ted lasso

  • Best Supporting Actress in Television: Sarah Snook – Succession

  • Best Supporting Actor on Television: O Yeong-su – “The Squid Game”

  • Best Limited Series or TV Movie: Metro (“Underground railway”)

  • Best Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie: Michael Keaton – Dubcek

  • Best Actress in a Limited Series or Television Movie: Kate Winslet – East Town Mare

Jeremy Strong was honored for his role in the succession.

Why was it not released?

NBC, which traditionally broadcast the ceremony in the United States, canceled the 2022 event after a series of media disclosures about the lack of diversity among the organization’s voters.

Until February 2021, according to a newspaper survey Los Angeles TimesOf the 87 HFPA journalists, none was black.

But the lack of diversity was not the only point against the mysterious and powerful entity.

The Times also revealed a potential conflict of interest between the judges, who received gifts from various personalities and companies associated with the cinema.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association honored the remake of Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story.

Thus, during this year’s awards ceremony, only the members of the HFPA, as well as some of its partners, gathered.

In the chat used to announce the awards, the organization attempted to remember – in a humorous tone – its charities, which it said have totaled US $ 50 million in 25 years.

scandal

A Times story, published in early 2021, revealed that 30 members of the organization traveled to Paris and stayed in a luxury hotel, and the production of the series was paid for. Emilie in Paris.

According to the report, rooms cost $ 1,400 per night.

What will happen to the Golden Globes in the future?

Emilie in Paris He was named at the latest ceremony, which drew criticism from various industries that shattered the production released by Netflix.

Meanwhile, in response to allegations of a lack of diversity, the HFPA has taken action, including recruiting 21 new “mostly diverse” members, appointing a diversity officer and training its members on diversity, equality and inclusion.

There is also a new oversight committee and a five-year partnership with the National Association for the Advancement of Blacks (NAACP).

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Santa Barbara Film Festival Announces 2022 Virtuoso Prize Winners https://garettmaggart.net/santa-barbara-film-festival-announces-2022-virtuoso-prize-winners/ Sat, 08 Jan 2022 20:08:00 +0000 https://garettmaggart.net/santa-barbara-film-festival-announces-2022-virtuoso-prize-winners/ We are delighted to announce the recipients of the Virtuosos Award presented by UGG®, an honor created to recognize a select group of talent whose outstanding film performances have elevated them into the national cinematic dialogue. Caitriona Balfe (Belfast), Ariana DeBose (West Side Story), Jamie Dornan (Belfast), Alana Haim (Licorice Pizza), Emilia Jones (CODA), Troy […]]]>
We are delighted to announce the recipients of the Virtuosos Award presented by UGG®, an honor created to recognize a select group of talent whose outstanding film performances have elevated them into the national cinematic dialogue. Caitriona Balfe (Belfast), Ariana DeBose (West Side Story), Jamie Dornan (Belfast), Alana Haim (Licorice Pizza), Emilia Jones (CODA), Troy Kotsur (CODA), Simon Rex (Red Rocket) and Saniyya Sidney (King Richard) will discuss their work and receive their awards in person on Saturday March 5, 2022 at the 37th Santa Barbara International Film Festival. The evening will be hosted for Grade 12 by Dave Karger, host of Turner Classic Movies.

“This year’s Virtuosos are a phenomenal, international group that are an integral part of the most exciting and touching films of the season. I’m so excited to bring them together on stage in Santa Barbara in March, ”commented Dave Karger.

The winners of the last two Virtuosos years were Riz Ahmed, Maria Bakalova, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Andra Day, Sidney Flanigan, Vanessa Kirby, Tahar Rahim, Zendaya, Awkwafina, Taron Egerton, Cynthia Erivo, Beanie Feldstein, Aldis Hodge, George MacKay, Florence Pugh and Taylor Russell.

The 37th Santa Barbara International Film Festival, presented by UGG®, will take place IN PERSON from March 2-12, 2022. Official events including screenings, filmmaker Q&A, industry panels and tributes celebrity events, will take place across the city, including at the historic Arlington Theater. This year’s lineup will be announced in February 2022. For more information or to purchase passes, visit sbiff.org.


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22 films to watch in 2022 https://garettmaggart.net/22-films-to-watch-in-2022/ Fri, 07 Jan 2022 00:05:56 +0000 https://garettmaggart.net/22-films-to-watch-in-2022/ A hero With a deliberately ambiguous title, A Hero is the work of one of today’s masters, Asghar Farhadi. Two of his most touching films, A Separation and The Seller, each won an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film (before the category was renamed), and the latter is up for this year’s award. Once again, […]]]>

A hero

With a deliberately ambiguous title, A Hero is the work of one of today’s masters, Asghar Farhadi. Two of his most touching films, A Separation and The Seller, each won an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film (before the category was renamed), and the latter is up for this year’s award. Once again, his characters embody the clash of tradition, morals, politics and a changing society in today’s Iran. With Farhadi’s usual eloquence and precise, intimate observation, the story follows Rahim, a flawed but extremely sympathetic man jailed for debt. When he gets two days off and tries to figure out a way to pay off that debt, a small act of dishonesty gets out of hand and the glare of social media makes his problems worse. (Caryn James)

Released in the US on January 7th

Beautiful

This cyberpunk update to Beauty and the Beast received a 14-minute standing ovation when it premiered at the Cannes Film Festival last May – and it’s easy to see why. Mamoru Hosoda’s dazzling anime is a fairytale romance, high school soap opera, superhero action flick, and sci-fi mystery all in one. More than that, the film is a technical marvel in which every frame sparkles with a seemingly endless array of tiny details. Her heroine is a Japanese schoolgirl too shy to sing in real life, but who becomes a world famous pop star in a virtual reality community. Everyone is desperate to discover the true identity of their pink-haired, blue-eyed alter ego – and when Belle meets the mysterious and monstrous Beast online, she desperately seeks to find out who he is, too. (Nicolas Barbier)

Released January 14 in the US and Turkey, January 20 in Italy and February 4 in UK and Spain

The batman

Robert Pattinson channels his inner bat in this grammatically accurate latest reboot. It’s not Batman, it’s the Batman. And if you thought The Dark Knight was a cranky guy, think again. Matt Reeves, who co-wrote and directed, told Empire he viewed his version of the crime fighter as a Kurt Cobain-inspired recluse, until a dirty and worn out Batsuit. Pattinson has the right brooding game for it, portraying a hero who is only in his second year saving Gotham, still finding his way as he takes on the ruthless Riddler (Paul Dano). Colin Farrell, under layers of prosthetics, is The Penguin. But apparently there’s going to be a bit of humor amid the darkness and violence, including the comedic moment in one of the trailers, when The impassive Batman to Catwoman (Zoë Kravitz), from its husky, ultra-serious voice, “You have a lot of cats.” (JC)

International release March 4

Everything everywhere at once

The directorial team known as Daniels (aka Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert) turned eccentricity into an art form in 2016’s Swiss Army Man, their funny, blacker-than-black comedy about a flatulent corpse. Their new film, with a title suggesting controlled chaos, leaps into science fiction. Michelle Yeoh plays a woman whose simple and relevant attempt to finish her taxes takes her through multiple universes, where she can exist as different versions of herself. The cast includes Jamie Lee Curtis as a villainous accountant who gets in his way. The trailer suggests a moving family story, martial arts extravaganza, and a deserved showcase for Yeoh, all shaped by Daniels’ out of the ordinary manic style. (JC)

Released in the United States and Canada on March 25


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Kolkata Film Festival from tomorrow https://garettmaggart.net/kolkata-film-festival-from-tomorrow/ Wed, 05 Jan 2022 00:25:00 +0000 https://garettmaggart.net/kolkata-film-festival-from-tomorrow/ Amid the growing cases of COVID-19, the government of West Bengal has decided to host the 27th Kolkata International Film Festival where 200 films will be screened at ten venues across the city from January 7. Inaugural film will be Satyajit Ray’s 1970 classic Aranyer Din Ratri. The festival will offer a centenary tribute to […]]]>

Amid the growing cases of COVID-19, the government of West Bengal has decided to host the 27th Kolkata International Film Festival where 200 films will be screened at ten venues across the city from January 7.

Inaugural film will be Satyajit Ray’s 1970 classic Aranyer Din Ratri. The festival will offer a centenary tribute to Satyajit Ray, Chidananda Dasgupta and Hungarian filmmaker Miklós Jancsó. He will also pay special tribute to Buddhadeb Dasgupta, Dilip Kumar and Jean Paul Belmondo among others.

Finland will be the theme country of the festival this year. Six Finnish films will be screened. Fifty-nine films will be screened in the competitive section.

In addition to the halls of the Nandan Cultural Complex in the city, films will be shown in Nazrul Mancha and a few other theaters.

The Kolkata International Film Festival was once a mega event where actors from Bollywood took part in the opening and closing ceremony. However, this time around, the festival will likely be a muted event.

The festival will end on January 14.

Ganga Sagar Mela

As the state government has decided to hold the film festival, questions are raised about the Ganga Sagar Mela which will be held in the second week of January.

A doctor has filed a petition in Calcutta’s High Court challenging the state government’s decision to hold the annual pilgrimage. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had said she could not stop or impose restrictions on the Mela as it was not a state government event and people from across the country attended. A number of public health experts wrote to the chief minister urging him to stop the rally.

About 20 lakhs gather on the island of Sagar at the confluence of the Ganges and the Bay of Bengal on the occasion of Makar Sankranti.


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Black Adam producers are “very confident” in the quality of the film https://garettmaggart.net/black-adam-producers-are-very-confident-in-the-quality-of-the-film/ Sun, 02 Jan 2022 23:10:00 +0000 https://garettmaggart.net/black-adam-producers-are-very-confident-in-the-quality-of-the-film/ Producer Hiram Garcia is positive about Black Adam, calling Dwayne Johnson’s film “one of the funniest movies we’ve ever made.” The team behind Black adam is very happy with how the next DC film is feeling ahead of its summer release. In an interview with Collider, Black adam Executive producer Hiram Garcia shared his thoughts […]]]>

Producer Hiram Garcia is positive about Black Adam, calling Dwayne Johnson’s film “one of the funniest movies we’ve ever made.”

The team behind Black adam is very happy with how the next DC film is feeling ahead of its summer release.

In an interview with Collider, Black adam Executive producer Hiram Garcia shared his thoughts on the quality of the film’s directors cut. “A lot of times when you see that early cut it sets a table where you realize, ‘Okay, now we understand all the work that we have to do. “Certainly the movie is at a stage where there are no effects. It’s so fresh after the shoot,” he said. “But every time the movie is so entertaining and good in this raw form, that makes us very confident. So excited about where the movie is. Jaume did such a good job. “


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Garcia, who dubbed Johnson “born to play Black Adam,” also stepped up the actor’s interactions with his supporting roles, who play various members of the Golden Age Justice Society of America. Like he said, “Seeing it with the rest of the JSA and all these characters and Pierce and Aldis and Quintessa and Noah, it’s a moment that pinches me. It was one of the funniest movies out there. we’ve ever done and also just the coolest thing to do on this scale and with a character that’s going to have so much of an effect on the DC Universe. “


JSA characters confirmed for Black adam include Pierce Brosnan as Doctor Fate, Aldis Hodge as Hawkman, Noah Centineo as Atom Smasher and Quintessa Swindell as Cyclone. Gender / Life star Sarah Shahi will also play Adrianna Tomaz, the comedic wife of Black Adam and the alter ego of superhero Isis, a reconstructed version of the character from the 1970s television series. Although each character’s relationship with Adam de Johnson remains unknown, Garcia has revealed he is “currently working on spinoffs” for some characters after the film‘s release, but did not say who would receive those offers.

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After filing a writ Black adam clip at the 2021 DC FanDome, Johnson posted a new photo of his lead character in December, teasing Adam’s golden eyes under a black hood. This will mark his second big DC movie of 2022 after the animated film. DC League Of Super-Pets, in which Johnson voices Superman’s Kryptonian pet and crime-fighting ally Krypto the Superdog.

Other notable projects include the upcoming HBO Max Peacemaker series – a spin-off by James Gunn The suicide squad – Robert Pattinson The batman and that of Ezra Miller Flash solo movie.

Directed by Jaume Collet Serra, Black adam releases July 29.


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Wilmington Film Industry Has Record Year https://garettmaggart.net/wilmington-film-industry-has-record-year/ Fri, 31 Dec 2021 23:33:00 +0000 https://garettmaggart.net/wilmington-film-industry-has-record-year/ WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – From box office movies to streaming wars and growing demand for content, this has been a successful year for filmmaking in the Wilmington area and surrounding areas. “2021 will be the biggest year in film history for both the Wilmington area and the state of North Carolina,” said Johnny Griffin, director […]]]>

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – From box office movies to streaming wars and growing demand for content, this has been a successful year for filmmaking in the Wilmington area and surrounding areas.

“2021 will be the biggest year in film history for both the Wilmington area and the state of North Carolina,” said Johnny Griffin, director of the Wilmington Regional Film Commission.

Final numbers are yet to be released, but estimates show Wilmington’s film industry has made between $ 300 million and $ 325 million, according to Griffin.

The previous record was set in 2012 when the films Iron Man 3, We’re the Millers and The Conjuring were all filmed in Wilmington. That year, it grossed around $ 247 million.

The years since 2012 have been difficult for the film industry in North Carolina. A transgender bathroom ban chased new productions and a previous governor ended film subsidies.

“Over the last few years we’ve definitely had issues with the incentive, with HB2, with hurricanes, with different things that kind of caused little bumps in the road and let us know that our customers are watching. that and think like, “Well, that might not be the place to go right now,” Griffin said.

HB2 is now overthrown and big incentives are back on the table.

“Everything is kind of lined up to work in our favor right now,” Griffin said. “We have a great incentive program. The legislature has given us ongoing funding for this and there is no expiration date for the incentives, so [clients] know that in 1, 2 or 3 years, the incentive will still be there.

Which, in turn, sets the state and Wilmington up for more success in the future.

City officials have also allocated $ 400,000 in US bailout funds for a new training program for those looking to get started in the business.

“What we’ve seen, in the long run, is that it generates a lot more income, it creates jobs for our community and it keeps people in our community,” Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo said in October.

Governor Roy Cooper touted the success of the film industry in August when he stopped by “Wilmywood” to report that film production projects in North Carolina had already spent a record amount in the state.

“With that kind of success in the midst of the pandemic – as soon as we get to the other side, I imagine we’re going to see an explosion in this area here,” Governor Cooper said in August.

The growth of the industry has also attracted national attention. CNBC’s Jane Wells did a profile piece end of October on the film industry of the region.

Movies and TV shows like Hallmark Channel’s Christmas in Harmony and Fox’s Our Kind of People have moved to Wilmington over the past year or so.

Wilmington has also helped fuel the streaming wars – a beast that’s always hungry for more content.

“Streaming has just skyrocketed. There are all kinds of new streaming services that have been launched during covid, ”Griffin said.

Even though the film made headlines and turned heads in Hollywood and national news networks, Griffin said it was all about exposure, exposure, exposure.

“What works best is having projects here where the industry starts talking about it itself,” he said. “The best thing is to have your clients promoting you and that’s what we’ve had real success with this year because we’ve had so many projects here and so many different businesses and, again , high level projects that were here this year. “

Make sure 2022 will be another year for the lights, the camera, the action!

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