Monday, September 10, 2012

In other news...

Finally, in other news..., is back! Let's get right to it.

Derek Cianfrance's new movie "The Place Beyond the Pines" was screened at the Toronto Film Fest this past week and it looks like a distributor for the film has been confirmed. Focus Features will be picking it up and it looks like the film will be aiming for a release at some point in 2013. Considering the positive buzz around the film, this will be a film Focus will definitely want to push for next year's Oscar race. [deadline]

Moonrise Kingdom was only released four months ago and looks to finally have bowed in the theaters raking up more than $40 million in the box office which marks it as one of Wes Anderson's biggest hits. Considering the film was made on a pretty small budget, it looks to be a very wise investment for the aforementioned Focus Features. So it comes as even better news to learn that The Grand Budapest Hotel, Wes Anderson's next film, is already underway. Filming starts in January and the casts features Jude Law, Johnny Depp, Ed Norton, Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Willem Dafoe, and Adrien Brody. Um, yeah, count me in. Considering filming starts in January, could that mean we could get it in theaters by late 2013? Well, that's a much tougher call. At least we don't have to wait three years for another Wes Anderson film. [the playlist]

It looks like David O. Russell and Bradley Cooper have really become best buds. They just made Silver Linings Playbook which showed in Toronto and it has people considering it a major awards contender. They're about to tackle another project together, American Bullshit (likely to be retitled), and now there's yet another project on their plate called American Sniper. Sounds exciting, until you remember that David O. Russell and Mark Wahlberg seemed like best buds too after The Fighter came out.

Oh and here's a poster for Silver Linings Playbook:

[the playlist]

I don't really like to do box office reports because I hate how the movie world revolves around those numbers so much. But, it is quite noteworthy to tell you that this past weekend marked one of the worst box office weekends in recent memory. [boxofficemojo]

You know what else is cool? The Master's TIFF Press Conference featuring PT Anderson, Amy Adams, and the producer JoAnne Sellar

Speaking of The Master, it won some awards at Venice.  Here's the complete list of Awards winners at the Venice Film Festival.

Golden Lion (Best Picture)
"Pieta," Kim-Ki Duk
Silver Lion (Best Director)
Paul Thomas Anderson - "The Master"
Volpi Cup - Best Actor
Joaquin Phoenix & Philip Seymour Hoffman - "The Master"
Volpi Cup - Best Actress
Hadas Yaron - "Fill The Void"
Special Jury Award
Ulrich Seidl - "Paradise: Faith"

Mastroianni Award - Best Young Actor
Fabrizio Falco - "Dormant Beauty," "It Was The Son"
Best Screenplay
Olivier Assayas - "Something In The Air"
Technical Achievement
Daniele Cipri - "Il Stato E Figlio,"
Luigi De Laurentiis Award (Best First Feature)
"Kuf: Mold," Ali Aydin

Orrizonti: Best Feature
"Three Sisters," Wang Bing
Orrizonti: Jury Prize
"Tango Libre," Frederic Fonteyne

FIPRESCI Award (Competition)
"The Master," Paul Thomas Anderson
FIPRESCI Award (Orizzonti/Critics' Week)
"The Interval," Leonardo Di Constanzo
"To the Wonder," Terrence Malick
SIGNIS Award (Special Mention)
"Fill the Void," Rama Burshtein

Audience Award (Critics' Week)
"Eat Sleep Die," Gabriela Pilcher

Label Europa Cinemas Award
"Crawl," Herve Lasgouttes

Leoncino d'Oro Agiscuola Award
"Pieta," Kim Ki-duk

Leoncino d'Oro Agiscuola Award (Cinema for UNICEF mention)
"It Was the Son," Daniele Cipri

Pasinetti Award
"The Interval," Leonardo Di Constanzo
Pasinetti Award (Documentary)
"The Human Cargo," Daniele Vicari

Pasinetti Award (Best Actor)
Valerio Mastandrea, "Gli Equilibristi"

Pasinetti Award (Special)
"Clarisse," Liliana Cavani

Brian Award
"Dormant Beauty," Marco Bellocchio

Queer Lion Award
"The Weight," Jeon Kyu-Hwan

Arca CinemaGiovani Award (Best Film of Venezia 69)
"The Fifth Season," Peter Brosens and Jessica Woodworth

Arca CinemaGiovani Award (Best Italian Film)
"The Ideal City," Luigi Lo Casco

Biografilm Lancia Award
"The Human Cargo," Daniele Vicari; "Bad 25," Spike Lee

CICT-UNESCO Enrico Fulchignoni Award
"The Interval," Leonardo Di Costanzo

"Wadjda," Haifaa Al Mansour

CinemaAvvenire Award (Best Film of Venezia 69)
"Paradise: Faith," Ulrich Seidl

CinemAvvenire Award (Diversity)
"Wadjda," Haifaa Al Mansour

"The Interval," Leonardo Di Costanzo

FEDIC Award (Special Mention)
"Bellas Mariposas," Salvatore Mereu

Mimmo Rotella Foundation Award
"Something in the Air," Olivier Assayas

Future Film Festival Digital Award
"Bad 25," Spike Lee

Future Film Festival Digital Award (Special Mention)
"Spring Breakers," Harmony Korine

P. Nazareno Taddei Award
"Pieta," Kim Ki-duk

P. Nazareno Taddei Award (Special Mention)
"Thy Womb," Brillante Mendoza

Magic Lantern Award
"The Interval," Leonardo Di Costanzo

Open Award
"The Company You Keep," Robert Redford

La Navicella-Venezia Cinema Award
"Thy Womb," Brillante Mendoza

Lina Mangiacapre Award
"Queen of Montreuil," Solveig Anspach

"The Interval," Leonardo Di Costanzo

Mouse d'Oro Award
"Pieta," Kim Ki-duk

Mouse d'Argento Award
"Anton's Right Here," Lyubov Arkus

UK-Italy Creative Industries Award
"The Interval," Leonardo Di Costanzo

Gillo Pontecorvo-Arcobaleno Latino Award
Laura Delli Colli

Christopher D. Smithers Foundation Award
"Low Tide," Roberto Minervini

Interfilm Award
"Wadjda," Haifaa Al Mansour

Giovani Giurati del Vittorio Veneto Film Festival Award
"The Company You Keep," Robert Redford

Giovani Giurati del Vittorio Veneto Film Festival Award (Special Mention)
Toni Servillo

Primio Cinematografico Award
"Terramatta," Costanza Quatriglio

Green Drop Award
"The Fifth Season," Peter Brosens and Jessica Woodworth

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