Fox Buys ‘Controller,’ Based On Saman Kesh’s Trippy Proof Of Concept Short

Originally posted on Deadline:

EXCLUSIVE: Add this to the lengthening list of studio projects bolstered by proof of concept short films that are now driving deals like crazy. Fox has acquired Controller, a project that Alev Aydin will write based on a concept written by Saman Kesh based on his short film that you will find below. Shawn Levy’s 21 Laps will produce. Pic is a sci-fi rescue film that turns the damsel-in-distress trope upside down. It is set in the homogenized future of New-Taipei, where an imprisoned young woman who has enormous psychic powers perpetrates her own rescue by taking physical control of her boyfriend, turning him into a helmeted Terminator. The film is a modern love story draped in blood, and Kesh went to Taiwan and shot the short film to demonstrate a potential third act for the feature. Kesh has previously won awards at SXSW for his music videos…

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Harrison Ford to Return for ‘Blade Runner’ Sequel Directed by Denis Villeneuve

Originally posted on Variety:

“Prisoners” director Denis Villeneuve is in negotiations to direct Harrison Ford in the “Blade Runner” sequel for Alcon Entertainment.

The announcement was made on Thursday.

Written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green, the “Blade Runner” sequel will take place several decades after the 1982 original.

Ford recently said the second installment’s script was the “best thing he’s ever read.” He will reprise his role as Rick Deckard in the film, which originally took place in a dystopian 2019 Los Angeles.

Further plot details are known.

Ridley Scott will produce the sci-fi thriller alongside Alcon’s Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson.

“We are honored that Harrison is joining us on this journey with Denis Villeneuve, who is a singular talent, as we experienced personally on Prisoners,” Kosove and Johnson said in a joint statement. “Hampton and Michael, with Ridley Scott, have crafted a uniquely potent and faithful sequel to one…

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25 muertos por avión de TransAsia Airways que cae a río en Taiwán

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Increible… capturado en camara

Originally posted on CNNEspañol.com:

Por Euan McKirdy

(CNN) — Un avión de la compañía taiwanesa TransAsia Airways cayó a un río este miércoles en Taipéi, en la isla de Taiwan, provocando la muerte de 25 de las 58 personas a bordo, informaron las autoridades.

Los equipos de rescate se apresuraron a rescatar a los sobrevivientes del naufragio que estaban sumergidos en el avión turbohélice bimotor ATR-72, que cayó poco después de despegar de la capital taiwanesa.

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10 Incredible, Underrated Film Performances From 2014

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10 increíbles sobrestimadas y hasta olvidadas actuaciones en películas del 2014

Originally posted on Flavorwire:

As the movie year is drawing to a close and every day begets more Top 10 lists and critics awards, it’s becoming easier and easier to take some fairly educated guesses as to how the Academy Award nominations are going to shake out. Reese Witherspoon, Rosamund Pike, Julianne Moore, and Felicity Jones (and maybe Marion Cotillard, hopefully?) will probably get Best Actress noms. Steve Carell, Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Keaton, and Eddie Redmayne will probably get Best Actor. J.K. Simmons may as well pick up his Supporting Actor trophy now; ditto Patricia Arquette for Supporting Actress. And so on. It can all start to seem a little predetermined, with the feeling that we’re just gonna keep hearing these same names over and over for the next few months — and as if there’s nothing else worth discovering or celebrating, which is just plain bunk. So in the interest of year-end…

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Christopher Nolan’s ‘Interstellar’ Launching Early in Imax

Originally posted on Variety:

Paramount Pictures will open Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar” on film at 240 theaters on Nov. 5, two days before its nationwide release in the U.S.

The advance showings of the sci-fi tentpole, starring Matthew McConaughey, will play in more than 240 screens in 77 markets across the U.S. and Canada, including 41 Imax screens, 10 in 70 mm and 189 in 35 mm.

Nolan shot the movie with a combination of 35mm anamorphic film and 65mm Imax. The picture will unspool in film formats in its early showings, something of a rarity now that most theater chains have switched over to digital projection.

But Nolan is a film purist and has loudly advocated for the preservation of film. Last summer, he joined a band of A-list directors that included Quentin Tarantino, JJ Abrams and Judd Apatow to successfully push studios to reach a deal with Kodak so that the company would continue…

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Predicting the Future of Cinema: No Limits — and the Web Wins

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What is cinema?

Originally posted on Variety:

LAS VEGAS — Filmmakers got a vision of hope as well as a warning in Saturday’s presentations at the Technology Summit on Cinema in Las Vegas.

The hope is for a future where technology doesn’t limit filmmakers, where cameras and screens can reproduce almost anything the eye can see, where networks make collaboration effortless — in short, a future where filmmakers choose their own boundaries rather than being hemmed in by hardware and software.

But in that future, theaters may become the lowest-quality way to view content, trailing Ultra-HD TV and Internet devices that leave UHD eating their dust.

Those were some of the scenarios painted in Saturday’s presentations at the Technology Summit on Cinema, presented by the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers at the NAB Show.

Keynote speaker Chris Cookson, recently let go by Sony after serving as president of Sony Pictures Technologies, drew on his nearly 50 years of experience in…

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El psiquiatra, película maldita del cine venezolano.

Originally posted on Caracas a Doble Espacio:


Por Florencia Gyuma.
Caracas es Arte.
PSIQUIATRA
El cine venezolano está en auge y ya se empieza a hablar de una industria cinematográfica. Mientras más se produce, más cosas pasan. En la historia del cine, varios filmes originaron leyendas extrañas sobre hechos inexplicables, accidentes catastróficos o muertes inesperadas, estas obras las calificaron como películas malditas por toda la problemática que les rodeó. El caso del largometraje El psiquiatra, segunda obra del director venezolano Manuel Pifano parece encajar en esta definición.

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2014 Chicago Latino Film Festival Preview

Originally posted on White City Cinema:

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The Chicago Latino Film Festival reaches an impressive milestone this year by turning 30-years-old. Founder Pepe Vargas and co. are celebrating in style, screening 92 features and 39 shorts from around the world. In addition to showcasing new work by established auteurs and exciting younger filmmakers, the fest will also be offering a sidebar devoted to Spanish-language Oscar nominees from the 1960s through the present; and the great Chilean actress Paulina Garcia, star of Sebastian Lelio’s Gloria, will also be on hand to receive a lifetime achievement award and be feted with a mini-retrospective of her work. Below are previews of some of the most noteworthy films playing the festival. The full lineup can be found on the CLFF website here:

http://chicagolatinofilmfestival.org/

Macario (Gavaldon, Mexico, 1960)
Rating: 9.5

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If you only see one movie in CLFF’s Latino Oscar sidebar, please make it Roberto Gavaldon’s 1960 masterpiece, the first Mexican…

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Ley de Cultura del Estado Bolívar

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REPUBLICA BOLIVARIANA DE VENEZUELA

CONSEJO LEGISLATIVO DEL

ESTADO BOLIVAR

 

EL CONSEJO LEGISLATIVO DEL ESTADO BOLIVAR EN USO DE

SUS ATRIBUCIONES DECRETA LA SIGUIENTE:

 

LEY DE CULTURA DEL ESTADO BOLÍVAR

TÍTULO I

DISPOSICIONES FUNDAMENTALES

CAPÍTULO I


FINALIDAD, OBJETO, ÁMBITO DE APLICACIÓN Y DEFINICIÓN

 

Finalidad

Artículo 1. La finalidad de la presente ley es  establecer las bases y directrices de la cultura como derecho social y como actividad esencial para la formación integral  del nuevo tejido social, formar el sentido de la responsabilidad y amistad; así como estimular el espíritu de superación y convivencia social.

Objeto

Artículo 2. El objetivo fundamental de la presente ley es establecer las normas que regularán las actividades destinadas a la creación, fomento y promoción de los derechos y deberes culturales en el estado Bolívar, de conformidad con lo establecido en la Constitución de la República Bolivariana de Venezuela, la Constitución del Estado Bolívar…

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Indie Revolver EXCLUSIVE: First Look at the Stormtroopers From Star Wars Episode VII

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Nuevo diseño para los Stormtroopers de SW Episodio 7 y los haters ya se hacen escuchar. Opinen. INSISTO!! OPINEN!

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By: Jay Carlson

We have very reliable information that the images below represent how some of the Imperial Forces will appear in JJ Abrams’ Star Wars film.

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The sequel Stormtrooper helmet feels like a natural continuation from the original, but there are distinct differences. The helmet is not symmetrical – there’s only one breather/vent on the bottom near the mouth, on his left side. The black “mouth” area under the white nose plate appears to be a cloth/mesh (which you can better see in the detail shot below). The eye lenses are still separate, but set into a black frame to connect them and give the illusion of one single piece.


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A couple people have referred to this as a “Jungle Trooper,” but I have a few good reasons to believe that this is actually an update to the Empire Strikes Back’s Snowtrooper. This new helmet has a flared dome and a…

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