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Comic-Con 2019: What We Do In The Shadows Panel Highlights

One of my favorite new genre shows to come out in the last few years has been What We Do in the Shadows, as I’ve now fallen in love with this new group of vampire compatriots living amongst us mortals on Staten Island. Being such a huge fan of the series, I wasn’t about to miss the What We Do in the Shadows panel at the 2019 San Diego Comic-Con last weekend, which was moderated by Evan Rachel Wood, who also has some experience playing a bloodsucker on TV.

For the panel, attendees first watched the fan favorite episode “The Trial,” and then Wood was joined onstage by Wwdits masterminds Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement, as well as executive producer Paul Sims, co-executive producer/writer Stefani Robinson, visual effects supervisor Brendan Taylor as well as series cast members Kayvan Novak, Matt Berry, Natasia Demetriou, Mark Proksch, and Harvey Guillen.
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Takashi Miike's First Love Trailer Is a Toxic Cocktail of Call Girls, Boxers & Drugs

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Takashi Miike's First Love Trailer Is a Toxic Cocktail of Call Girls, Boxers & Drugs
If you don't know the name Takashi Miike, then perhaps you're not a true film fan. The auteur made a name for himself in the 2000s pumping out one crazy movie after the next, continually raising the insanity level in each one. Now, he is back with the high-energy blast of shock and awe, tenderly called First Love. But make no mistake, this is not a romantic comedy.

Well Go USA Entertainment is proud to unveil the teaser trailer for Takashi Miike's crowd pleasing action crime drama First Love. The first look footage actually made its debut this past weekend at Comic-Con during the big 'Superhero Kung Fu Extravaganza'. The Japanese title for the movie is Hatsukoi, and it made its world premiere during the Director's Fortnight during Cannes 2019.&#160

Critics are praising First Love with an intensity usually reserved for the most insane pieces of cinematic art. Jessica Kiang of Variety called it,
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Mmc Studios, One of Germany’s Biggest Production Facilities, Changes Hands

Germany’s Mmc Studios, which has hosted such recent international productions as Joseph Gordon-Levitt thriller “7500” and Marco Bellocchio’s Cannes competition film “The Traitor,” is changing hands.

Frankfurt-based investment company Novum Capital has acquired the facility in Cologne, one of Germany’s biggest film and TV studios, from Luxembourg private equity fund Lenbach Equity Opportunities I. The transaction was announced Wednesday, a day after its completion. Novum plans to merge Mmc with its subsidiary Crosscast, a production company specializing in live broadcasts.

While Mmc remains a leading studio and financing partner for film producers, it also boasts increasing TV business, with hit shows such as Rtl’s “Let’s Dance” and ProSieben’s “The Masked Singer,” which are both broadcast live from the studio. The company saw 60% growth in show productions last year, from 190 to 320, of which 37 were broadcast live.

“The merger will provide new growth impulses based on the strong existing studio business,
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Tilda Swinton Loves The “Sandbox” Feeling Behind ‘The Dead Don’t Die’

Life and death are a part of director Jim Jarmusch’s universe, and these themes are explicitly found in a couple of his movie’s monikers.

With The Dead Don’t Die, Jarmusch delves into the zombie genre, as the denizens of a small town named Centerville must reconcile that they may be [...]

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‘I’m Just Sick of Zombies, Man’: Jim Jarmusch on ‘The Dead Don’t Die’

‘I’m Just Sick of Zombies, Man’: Jim Jarmusch on ‘The Dead Don’t Die’
There are dozens of filmmakers who get giddy at the thought of orchestrating an army of extras, all made up to look as if the flesh is rotting on their bones, all shuffling forward as if battling rigor mortis, all moaning and grasping and jaws chomping in anticipation. Jim Jarmusch is not one of those filmmakers. “I’m more of a vampire guy,” the 66-year-old director admits, and even if you haven’t seen his stellar addition to that horror subgenre — 2014’s Only Lovers Left Alive — you could have guessed
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All 13 Jim Jarmusch Films Ranked, From Worst to Best (Photos)

All 13 Jim Jarmusch Films Ranked, From Worst to Best (Photos)
The man who quietly (and always weirdly) helped to define American Independent Cinema in the 1980s, Jim Jarmusch has stubbornly made his own kinds of films in his own way. If Hollywood ever thought they could make him fit into one of their boxes, they were wrong to try, and eventually, his actor admirers sought him out to be in a series of idiosyncratic and always fascinating films. Here’s our ranking of his singular output:

13. “Coffee & Cigarettes” (2003): Sure, it’s the last one on this list, which technically means it’s the “worst,” but even the least plotted, most indulgent and freely floating Jim Jarmusch film provides memorably weird, comedic pleasures. This brazenly pointless sequence of non-events is 11 segments long, each one starring different actors, all of them talking — most frequently about the Tesla Coil — while drinking coffee and smoking. All except for Gza and RZA, that is,
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‘The Dead Don’t Die,’ Jim Jarmusch’s Zombie Movie, Is an Apocalyptic Afterthought

‘The Dead Don’t Die,’ Jim Jarmusch’s Zombie Movie, Is an Apocalyptic Afterthought
Jim Jarmusch’s comic deadpan seems ideally suited to the zombie genre. So who better than this indie hipster, who’s been an avatar of cool from Stranger Than Paradise to Paterson, to take a stroll with the walking dead? Having tackled vampires in high style with 2013’s Only Lovers Left Alive, the undead are a logical next step. And yet The Dead Don’t Die, which opened the Cannes Film Festival with a whimper last month, feels like a pale facsimile of Jarmusch. There are a few lovely, random
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Anton Yelchin’s Enduring Legacy is Explored in the First Trailer for ‘Love, Antosha’

Anton Yelchin’s untimely death at the age of 27 almost three years ago shocked the world. From Chekov in the rebooted Star Trek franchise to his involvement in acclaimed indies like Only Lovers Left Alive and the pulsating cult classic Green Room, the actor had an amiable disposition and unwavering talent. In his directorial debut, Garrett Price intends to unveil a side of Anton Yelchin that his fans have never seen.

His new documentary Love, Antosha conveys the story of Anton Yelchin from his birth in the former Soviet Union and his family’s eventual escape to America, to his rise in the indie film circuit all the way to Hollywood, eventually culminating to his untimely death and his enduring legacy. With interviews conducted with his parents, co-stars, co-workers, friends, and his personal diaries narrated by Nicolas Cage, the first trailer has now arrived ahead of an August release.

In our interview from Sundance,
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Five Things Tilda Swinton Loves About Cannes

Five Things Tilda Swinton Loves About Cannes
The first time Tilda Swinton went to Cannes, it was for a film she hated. It was “Aria” in 1989, an omnibus title with contributions from Robert Altman, Jean-Luc Godard, Bruce Beresford, Nic Roeg, Charles Sturridge, Franc Roddam, and Derek Jarman. “We all got on like a house on fire,” she said. “A lot of people were drawn to libations in the crew. We all saw the film at the end, we all hated the film, and were friends for life.”

Since then, she’s attended to serve on two juries, and for eight films: Jim Jarmusch’s “Broken Flowers” and “Only Lovers Left Alive,” Béla Tarr’s “The Man From London,” David Mackenzie’s “Young Adam,” Lynne Ramsay’s “We Need to Talk About Kevin,” Bong Joon Ho’s “Okja,” and Wes Anderson’s “Moonrise Kingdom.” This year, she returns with Jarmusch’s opening-night zombie comedy, “The Dead Don’t Die.
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Five Things Tilda Swinton Loves About Cannes

Five Things Tilda Swinton Loves About Cannes
The first time Tilda Swinton went to Cannes, it was for a film she hated. It was “Aria” in 1989, an omnibus title with contributions from Robert Altman, Jean-Luc Godard, Bruce Beresford, Nic Roeg, Charles Sturridge, Franc Roddam, and Derek Jarman. “We all got on like a house on fire,” she said. “A lot of people were drawn to libations in the crew. We all saw the film at the end, we all hated the film, and were friends for life.”

Since then, she’s attended to serve on two juries, and for eight films: Jim Jarmusch’s “Broken Flowers” and “Only Lovers Left Alive,” Béla Tarr’s “The Man From London,” David Mackenzie’s “Young Adam,” Lynne Ramsay’s “We Need to Talk About Kevin,” Bong Joon Ho’s “Okja,” and Wes Anderson’s “Moonrise Kingdom.” This year, she returns with Jarmusch’s opening-night zombie comedy, “The Dead Don’t Die.
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Cannes 2019 Dispatch 1: The Dead Don’t Die, Deerskin

Cannes opened its 72nd edition last night with Jim Jarmusch’s self-reflexive and divisive zomedy The Dead Don’t Die, a movie that reunites the American filmmaker with the horror genre he flirted with in 2013’s Only Lovers Left Alive, and serves to further clarify his late digital style. Though reportedly not the festival’s first choice for the slot, it’s easy to see why Cannes was content to offer it this year’s first red carpet; Jarmusch stacked his cast with A-listers—Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Danny Glover, Tilda Swinton, Chloë Sevigny, Selena Gomez, and I really could just keep on going—while the title […]
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Cannes 2019 Dispatch 1: The Dead Don’t Die, Deerskin

Cannes opened its 72nd edition last night with Jim Jarmusch’s self-reflexive and divisive zomedy The Dead Don’t Die, a movie that reunites the American filmmaker with the horror genre he flirted with in 2013’s Only Lovers Left Alive, and serves to further clarify his late digital style. Though reportedly not the festival’s first choice for the slot, it’s easy to see why Cannes was content to offer it this year’s first red carpet; Jarmusch stacked his cast with A-listers—Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Danny Glover, Tilda Swinton, Chloë Sevigny, Selena Gomez, and I really could just keep on going—while the title […]
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Cannes: Jim Jarmusch Confronts the End of the World Amid Faint Praise for His ‘The Dead Don’t Die’

Cannes: Jim Jarmusch Confronts the End of the World Amid Faint Praise for His ‘The Dead Don’t Die’
It’s rare for a Cannes opener to be a Competition prize-winner. Opening nights at the Grand Auditorium Louis Lumière are designed for maximum red carpet impact and a global marketing launch. Cannes veteran Jim Jarmusch knows the drill.

Even with dark end-of-the-world overtones, a laidback horror comedy does not a Competition contender make. (Its middling Metascore is 56.) Jarmusch’s “The Dead Don’t Die” delivers some mild chuckles, and is saved by its cast of Jarmusch regulars, especially Bill Murray (“Broken Flowers”) and Adam Driver (“Paterson”) as two deadpan country cops, Tilda Swinton as a Scottish Samurai warrior, and Tom Waits as philosophical Hermit Bob. But it does not advance the zombie genre. Still, Focus Features will surely get an awareness boost from Cannes for this light-hearted entertainment with darker themes on its mind.

While Jarmusch admits that he grew up on Universal horror, Dario Argento and John Carpenter
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Cannes: Jim Jarmusch Confronts the End of the World Amid Faint Praise for His ‘The Dead Don’t Die’

Cannes: Jim Jarmusch Confronts the End of the World Amid Faint Praise for His ‘The Dead Don’t Die’
It’s rare for a Cannes opener to be a Competition prize-winner. Opening nights at the Grand Auditorium Louis Lumière are designed for maximum red carpet impact and a global marketing launch. Cannes veteran Jim Jarmusch knows the drill.

Even with dark end-of-the-world overtones, a laidback horror comedy does not a Competition contender make. Jarmusch’s “The Dead Don’t Die” delivers some mild chuckles, and is saved by its cast of Jarmusch regulars, especially Bill Murray (“Broken Flowers”) and Adam Driver (“Paterson”) as two deadpan country cops, Tilda Swinton as a Scottish Samurai warrior, and Tom Waits as philosophical Hermit Bob. But it does not advance the zombie genre. Still, Focus Features will surely get an awareness boost from Cannes for this light-hearted entertainment with darker themes on its mind.

While Jarmusch admits that he grew up on Universal horror, Dario Argento and John Carpenter (both of whom he
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Selena Gomez: ‘Social Media Has Been Really Terrible For My Generation’

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Selena Gomez: ‘Social Media Has Been Really Terrible For My Generation’
Selena Gomez took a moment at the Cannes Film Festival to lament a culture where everyone lives on their phones.

“I think our world is going through a lot,” Gomez said at a press conference in the South of France on Wednesday morning. “I would say for my generation, specifically, social media has really been terrible. It does scare me when you see how exposed these young boys and young girls are. They are not aware of the news. I think it’s dangerous for sure. I don’t think people are getting the right information sometimes.”

Gomez has more than 150 million Instagram followers, but she said that she’s learned to be selective about what she posts. “I think it’s pretty impossible to make it safe at this point,” Gomez said. “I’m grateful I have the platform. I don’t do a lot of pointless pictures. For me,
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‘The Dead Don’t Die’ Review: Jim Jarmusch’s Sluggish Zombie Comedy Targets Trump — Cannes

‘The Dead Don’t Die’ Review: Jim Jarmusch’s Sluggish Zombie Comedy Targets Trump — Cannes
Jim Jarmusch’s recent preoccupation with life at the end of the world (and the cultural decay that comes with it) arrives at an amusingly literal conclusion in “The Dead Don’t Die,” a sluggish but knowing zombie comedy that rearranges the bones of “The Night of the Living Dead” into a resigned lament for a society on the brink of collapse. And while exhuming George Romero’s metaphor-heavy corpus might seem like too obvious a choice in our current age of smart phones and stupid presidents, this (un)deadpan apocalypse makes that obviousness the point.

We all know — to quote a line from the film — that “Nothing is happening normally right now,” but it’s hard not to be paralyzed by the absurdity of it all. If Jarmusch’s latest often feels as though it lacks a pulse, this star-studded parable is held together by one consistent truth: When Hell is full,
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‘The Dead Don’t Die’ Official Trailer: Jim Jarmusch’s Wild, Star-Studded Zombie Romp Opens Cannes

‘The Dead Don’t Die’ Official Trailer: Jim Jarmusch’s Wild, Star-Studded Zombie Romp Opens Cannes
Leave it to Jim Jarmusch to breathe a little life into both the zombie movie and the Cannes Film Festival with his latest feature: the starry festival’s official opening night film, “The Dead Don’t Die.” The latest from the indie filmmaker takes him back to the kind of genre roots he previously toyed with in his vampire film “Only Lovers Left Alive” (what’s next? a werewolf movie?), with the “Paterson” and “Broken Flowers” director next exploring the vibrant after-life of zombies. At least he’ll be armed with some of his favorite collaborators, including Adam Driver, Tilda Swinton, and Bill Murray.

“The Dead Don’t Die” stars Driver and Murray as local cops who must spring into action when a zombie outbreak begins affecting the town’s citizens. Jarmusch shot the movie in upstate New York, and Murray has gone on record saying the director has “written
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Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and Selena Gomez Bring Star Power to 2019 Cannes Film Festival

Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and Selena Gomez Bring Star Power to 2019 Cannes Film Festival
The Cannes Film Festival is famous for being a glamorous, A-list event — and this year is bound to not disappoint with stars like Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, Margot Robbie and Selena Gomez all attending with movies in competition.

The annual event kicks off on Tuesday, bringing some of the starriest names and films to the South of France for 11 days of parties and red carpets.

The festival features 21 films competing for the coveted Palme d’Or, the grand prize, which has been awarded to such classics as Taxi Driver and The Piano. This year, Birdman director Alejandro González Iñárritu leads
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Wesley Snipes' Blade Returns in Epic What We Do in the Shadows Vampire Crossover

FX just pulled off perhaps the most epic vampire crossover event in history on the latest episode of What We Do in the Shadows. The TV series, based on the 2015 movie of the same name, is currently airing its first season. The show has been generally well-received and has garnered enough of an audience for the network to grant it an early season 2 pickup. But last night's episode may have just gained the show a lot of fans, as a ton of special guest stars, including Wesley Snipes reprising his role as Blade, appeared.

Warning: spoilers ahead for the latest episode of What We Do in the Shadows. The episode, titled The Trial, sees the vampires having to defend themselves as an international vampire tribunal gathers to judge them for their transgressions. That's what led to this unbelievable gathering. Aside from Wesley Snipes reprising his role as Marvel's resident Daywalker,
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‘The Dead Don’t Die’ Clip Tells You How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse

‘The Dead Don’t Die’ Clip Tells You How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse
Jim Jarmusch‘s star-studded zombie comedy The Dead Don’t Die remains an enigma. Despite featuring Jarmusch’s usual players, it looks unlike any other film the Only Lovers Left Alive director has made so far. Jarmusch has dabbled in comedy plenty of times, but has he ever gone this silly? Or is the marketing for this movie deceiving us […]

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