Screening from Fri 24 Jun ~ The Stanford Prison Experiment. Visit the official website here
Filming is underway for Ridley Scott’s ALIEN: COVENANT in Sydney, Australia, and several photos from the production have surfaced online over at The Daily Mail. Read More: // here
Even though Prometheus wasn’t quite to everyone’s tastes, you can’t help but get excited about Ridley Scott directing another installment to the Alien franchise. To help increase anticipation a tad we’ve now got a new picture from the set of Alien: Covenant to fawn over. And it instantly evokes memories of what’s so great about the franchise’s past, thanks to Katherine Waterston’s character Daniels who looks to be trapped in a dark and dingy space-craft. You can take it in below. Read More: // here
You and Billy Crudup were exceptional together in “Rudderless,” a movie filmed in Oklahoma City and Guthrie that found your characters creating a band. What lasting memory do you have of making a movie in Oklahoma? I had such a good time shooting in Oklahoma, and I met great people there. I have nothing but pleasant memories. You know, I should make a shout-out, and I’d appreciate you getting this in: There was an absolutely fantastic pedal maker there, Keeley Electronics (in Edmond), and they gave me this fuzz head (an original Keeley-designed guitar pedal), a really expensive pedal they make. They made it for my character, and I’m so grateful for that.
How does your decision-making process work when a movie comes along that involves playing music? Do such scripts find you because they know you play guitar? With “Rudderless,” I had auditioned for Bill (William H. Macy directed “Rudderless”) before, and there was some concern about whether I could play the music or not. I’m not a musician. I’m not even that confident in my film work, so I’d never have the balls to say that I’m a musician. For Bill, I had to play some solos, and I still stunk, and he said, “Don’t be so hard on yourself.” I can fake it good enough.
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Yesterday was of course Alien Day, and as expected, a ton of news and excitement relating to the Alien franchise made the day an incredibly enjoyable one here in the Dread offices. Last night, the 24-hour fan event came to a close with a special screening of Aliens at New York locale The Town Hall, and Sigourney Weaver was on hand for a Q&A. Read More: // here
During the festivities of yesterday’s “Alien Day,” 20th Century Fox released the first Alien: Covenant photo featuring the crew patch for the titular ship in the film. The Alien: Covenant cast is set to include Michael Fassbender (reprising his Prometheus role), Katherine Waterston (Inherent Vice), Danny McBride (Eastbound and Down), Demián Bichir (The Hateful Eight), Jussie Smolett (Empire), Amy Seimetz (Upstream Color), Carmen Ejogo (Selma), Callie Hernandez (Machete Kills), and Billy Crudup (Watchmen). Read More: // here
Directed by Joel David Moore and written by Andrew Eisen, Youth In Oregon stars Frank Langella as an 82-year-old man who has made arrangements to be euthanized in Oregon. What ensues is a very touching family road-trip dramedy with surprising comedic moments and superb performances depicting the raw emotions involved in dealing with such a weighty subject. In this exclusive clip, we get a glimpse of that during a rather tense lunch in a diner. Read More: // here
At the Open Road Films post-Oscars soiree Sunday night, everyone was asking the same question: “How did ‘Spotlight’ do it?” Given that the year’s big winner remained a mystery all the way up until Morgan Freeman’s casual pronouncement at the end of the 3½-hour ceremony — putting a bow on one of the tightest Oscar races in recent memory — it was a fair query following a season that never conformed to parameters. Read More: // here