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71 Annual CANNES FILM FESTIVAL 2018


The 71st annual Cannes Film Festival ran from May 8-19th where the opening film was a thriller “Everybody Knows” (Iranian writer/dir Asghar Farhadi) starring husband & wife Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem) set in Spain. Important side note: Cruz & Barden received the same pay to do the film. The film is about a woman who comes home to Madrid for a family wedding with her husband & children and one of them is kidnapped. There’s a complicated relationship with an ex-lover who she turns to for help. It has US distribution under Focus Features, but I couldn’t find a release date for American theaters.

Netflix The Other side of the Wind  Orson Welles

One of the big controversies leading up to Cannes this year was Netflix pulling out. They had planned to debut five films at Cannes this year, including Orson Welles’s “The Other Side of the Wind” his incompleted film which had been in legal battles since 1979 before his death and then taken up between his daughter and mistress… That’s a story too long to get into. Anyway, Cannes wanted the films to screen during the festival, but they would not be eligible for Cannes competition because it seems the French film industry insists upon a three-year window between theatrical release and streaming; and of course, steaming is Netflix’s bread and butter, so they loudly pulled the films. Netflix exec still attend Cannes to bid on films without distribution. Not sure what they picked up.


I very much enjoy this journalist, ALICIA MALONE, who often does a daily vlog, which she posts to her YouTube channel when she goes to Sundance and Cannes. (above is Vlog 1 of 7 from Cannes 2018) She doesn’t just review the films she really gives you a taste of what it’s like to attend, making certain to show a lot of beautiful scenery; interviews fellow film critics while in line for the screenings; includes snipits of panel discussions - you really feel like you’re at Cannes. She’s who I want to be when I grow up, only she’s a lot younger than I am, so she’s who I should have been if I had followed the right path in life.

She started out a freelance film writer/blogger/host in Australia. But she soon got opportunities to become a correspondent with American networks such as MTV, Fandango, AMC Movie. She’s still a freelance film journalist where she’s often called on to do segments on MSNBC & E, she interviews a lot of celebrities and now she’s the host of TCM’s Film Struck.

Alicia Malone BackWard and in Heels

She also wrote a book that came out last August called “Backwards and in Heels”, about the past, present and future of women in Hollywood.  I plan to bring it along as my book to read on the plane for my upcoming trip to London. Which means, I'm still basically blogging on vacation, it's a sickness :D

Before the awards were announced she chose her 5 favorite films from Cannes 2018: SHOPLIFTERS dir: Hirokazu Kore-Eda which won Palme d’Or | COLD WAR - dir: Pawel Pawlikowski which won Best Director  | GIRL - dir: Lukas Dhont which won Caméra d’Or | LETTO - dir: Kirill Serebrennikov | GIRLS OF THE SUN dir: Eva Husson

The big Grand Prize Winner at Cannes this year was Spike Lee’s BLACKKKLANSMAN based the biography of Ron Stallworth a African-American police officer in the Colorado Springs Police Department who in 1979 went undercover and infiltrated the KKK. It sounds like such a fantastically crazy true story. Looks like this may put Spike Lee back on the A-list filmmaker's map again. The film gets wide release this summer August 10th.  Can't wait!


MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN

in theaters July 20, 2018
Director: Ol Parker




Get ready to sing and dance, laugh and love all over again.


Ten years after Mamma Mia! The Movie grossed more than $600 million around the world, you are invited to return to the magical Greek island of Kalokairi in an all-new original musical based on the songs of ABBA. With the film’s original cast returning and new additions including Lily James (Cinderella, Baby Driver), the musical comedy will open on July 20, 2018. 


Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again is produced by Judy Craymer and Gary Goetzman, producers of the original film. Craymer is also the creator and producer of the worldwide smash-hit stage musical. 


Ol Parker, writer of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, writes and directs the sequel from a story by Catherine Johnson, Richard Curtis and Parker. Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus return to provide music and lyrics and serve as executive producers. Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, Phyllida Lloyd, Richard Curtis and Nicky Kentish Barnes also serve as executive producers.


Reprising their roles from Mamma Mia! The Movie are Academy Award® winner Meryl Streep as Donna, Julie Walters as Rosie and Christine Baranski as Tanya. Amanda Seyfried and Dominic Cooper reunite as Sophie and Sky, while Pierce Brosnan, Stellan Skarsgård and Oscar® winner Colin Firth return to play Sophie’s three possible dads: Sam, Bill and Harry.


As the film goes back and forth in time to show how relationships forged in the past resonate in the present, James will play the role of Young Donna. Filling the roles of Young Rosie and Young Tanya are Alexa Davies (A Brilliant Young Mind) and Jessica Keenan Wynn (Broadway’s Beautiful). Young Sam will be played by Jeremy Irvine (War Horse), while Young Bill is Josh Dylan (Allied) and Young Harry is Hugh Skinner (Kill Your Friends).



Cast: Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgård, Julie Walters, Dominic Cooper, Amanda Seyfried, Christine Baranski, Lily James, Josh Dylan, Hugh Skinner, Jeremy Irvine, Alexa Davies, Jessica Keenan Wynn, Andy Garcia and Cher


Written and Directed by: Ol Parker |Story by: Catherine Johnson, Richard Curtis, Ol Parker | Produced by: Judy Craymer, Gary Goetzman


Executive Producers: Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, Phyllida Lloyd, Richard Curtis, Nicky Kentish Barnes #MAMMAMIA2 





HERE THERE AND EVERYWHERE
Summer 2018





‘Here There & Everywhere’ [HTAE]a landmark documentary film project, supported by The Cavern Club, The Beatles Story Museum, The Hard Days Night Hotel, The Fest For Fans, Abbey Road on the River and The British Beatles Fan Club, and many others. HTAE will be a 80-minute ‘love letter’ spanning the band’s history as seen through the eyes, felt through the hearts and as told through the memories of the fans . . . from those who organize the fan festivals and tribute concerts... the Club and event runners who keep the fans together, the memorabilia collectors who amaze and delight with their rare and unseen photographs and films. . . to the authors who continue to breathe fresh life into the never-ending magical mystery tour.

HTAE pays homage to the global family, showcasing their contributions towards fueling The Beatles eternal flame. HTAE is The Beatles story as told by the fans and an important part of The Beatles future archive legacy! As part of the ongoing production the producers will also encourage artists and animators around the world to include their Beatles-inspired interludes in the film.
But perhaps most importantly, if fans have a story to tell, then they can get in touch and the producers will look to include contributors and their stories in the film. Many artists and bands will pack HTAE with performances. And special licensed recordings will also be produced, featuring musicians and vocalists from around the world, creating a global Beatles soundtrack. The film will also feature a “surprise” finale, to be announced over the months ahead.

Simon Weitzman is the film’s director and the publisher, producer and author on three recent Beatles books 


FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD
in theaters November 16, 2018

Director: David Yates


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Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart
PBS American Masters 2018

Director: Tracy Heather Strain





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Will there ever be a cap on movie prices?

Will we one day pay $20 a pop?

Why don't we pay on a scale?

A crap movie like everything Adam Sandler has ever done should cost about $4.50.
Big action movies like"Lord of the Rings", "Iron Man," "Transformers" are worth $10.
Woody Allen movie or something like "Silver Linings Playbook" $6-$7.
A chick flick or light comedy $5.75 and most Indie Films $5.25.

You could even do it by seasons - all summer block busters from May to August - $10
Sept - November 15th $3.50 - $4
Back to $10 for Thanksgiving and Christmas etc...

Or you can do it by A Actors ($9 - $10), B Actors ($6 - $7) TV actors on the big screen ($3.50 - $4)

Surely I'm not the first person to realize this makes sense. Has it been voted on in the Motion Picture Industry and then vetoed? If so, why?

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