Four Harley Quinn Posters Revealed Ahead Of Trailer Releae

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As Joker heads into theaters this weekend, Birds of Prey releases its own colorful set of posters on the film’s official Twitter page.

In all of the posters, the film’s official title, Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), is replaced with a much shorter “BOP HQ”.

Check out the stylish new posters below, and head over to https://twitter.com/birdsofpreywb to see the rest.

Birds of Prey is set to be released by Warner Bros. Pictures on February 7, 2020.

Here’s the film’s official synopsis:
Four years after the events of Suicide Squad, Batman has disappeared, leaving Gotham City unprotected from crime, and Harley Quinn has left the Joker. When Cassandra Cain, a young girl, comes across a diamond belonging to crime lord Black Mask, Harley joins forces with Black Canary, Huntress and Renee Montoya to help protect her.

Billie Eilish Announces 2020 Arena WHERE DO WE GO? WORLD TOUR

Global, chart-topping Interscope/Darkroom Records artist Billie Eilish has announced her 2020 arena WHERE DO WE GO? WORLD TOUR, produced by Live Nation. Starting on March 8 in Miami, FL, WHERE DO WE GO? tour will take her live show to some of the world’s biggest arenas including New York City’s Madison Square Garden on March 15. General on-sale starts Oct 4. For a full list of tour dates and ticket information, see below, for more information go to: www.billieeilish.com/tour

Following the release of her official music video for ‘all the good girls go to hell’ – accompanied with the important call to action on climate change – Billie Eilish continues to set an example by partnering with non-profit organization REVERB for her upcoming tour. To help create and encourage an eco-conscious environment both backstage and for her fans, Billie Eilish will be allowing fans to bring their re-fillable water bottles to the shows, water-stations will be available at every venue for both attendees and crew backstage, plastic straws will not be permitted and a Billie Eilish Eco-Village will be stationed at every show, providing attendees information and resources on ways to help combat climate change and preserve the Earth. For more information, go to www.billieeilish.com

Tomorrow night, Billie Eilish will be joining host Woody Harrelson as the musical guest for the season opener of NBC’s Saturday Night Live. Tonight, she will be the lead guest on NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. On Monday, she will be appearing on The Howard Stern Show on Sirius/XM.

Last month, Billie Eilish earned her first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with ‘bad guy,’ taken from her multi-platinum global smash debut album, WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?[Darkroom/Interscope Records].

Billie Eilish is officially the first artist born this millennium to achieve both a No. 1 album and single, and is now the third female solo artist in the 31-year history with multiple songs topping the Billboard Alternative Songs airplay chart (alongside Alanis Morrissett and Sinead O’Connor). “bad guy” also hit #1 in the Pop Songs airplay chart after leading the Alternative Songs airplay. Her album, WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? — released on March 29 [Darkroom/Interscope Records] — debuted at No.1 on the Billboard 200 album chart, has since returned to the top spot two additional times this year, and is currently 2019’s best-selling album in North America. Recently, Billie Eilish graced the cover of Rolling Stone, V and ELLE, and has amassed more that 17-billion combined global streams to date.

Dave Matthews Band And Weezer To Headline Third Annual Innings Festival

Dave Matthews Band and Weezer will headline the third annual Innings Festival, returning to Arizona’s Tempe Beach and Tempe Arts Park, February 29 – March 1, 2020.

The two-day event will feature 18 artists on 2 stages, including performances from Portugal. The Man, Death Cab for Cutie, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, O.A.R. and more, as well as curated food vendors and fun family activities.

Fans can look forward to numerous appearances by Major League Baseball greats including Jake Peavy, Bret Saberhagen, Miguel Montero, Aaron Rowand and more, as well as the return of Off the Mound with Ryan Dempster, an on-site talk show featuring MLB players and musicians on the lineup. Tickets will be available beginning at 12pm local time today at www.inningsfestival.com.

Last year’s Innings Festival featured incredible opportunities for fans to interact with their favorite baseball players, as MLB legends including Roger Clemens, Huston Street, and Jake Peavy coached fans on speed pitch and Sean Casey, Jim Thome and Eric Byrnes offered tips in the batting cage. Off the Mound with Ryan Dempster featured interviews with multiple MLB greats, as well as a rousing interview with baseball lover, Eddie Vedder.

1-Day and 2-Day General Admission, VIP and Platinum Tickets will go on sale today at 12pm MST at www.inningsfestival.com. For fans looking to elevate their festival experience with additional perks, we’re introducing GA+, with both 2-Day and 1-Day Ticket options. GA+ includes access to our brand-new private retreat with shade and seating at the main stage, air-conditioned restrooms, a full-service bar with beer, wine and cocktails for purchase, and complimentary water and soft drinks.

Venice Film Fest Hot Title The Painted Bird Acquired By IFC Films

IFC Films announced today that it is acquiring U.S. rights to THE PAINTED BIRD directed, written, and produced by Václav Marhoul (TOBRUK, SMART PHILIP). Based on the acclaimed novel by Jerzy Kosinski, the movie was a singular achievement by Marhoul, almost 11 years in the making from the decision to acquire the rights, to the writing of the screenplay, to the casting and production lock. It is also notably, the first ever film made in the invented Interslavic language. THE PAINTED BIRD stars Petr Kotlár, Udo Kier (BLADE, MY OWN PRIVATE IDAHO) Lech Dyblik, Jitka Čvančarová, Stellan Skarsgard (DANCER IN THE DARK, NYMPHOMANIAC) Harvey Keitel (BAD LIEUTENANT, RESERVOIR DOGS), Julian Sands (A ROOM WITH A VIEW, NAKED LUNCH), Aleksey Kravchenko (COME AND SEE), and Barry Pepper (SAVING PRIVATE RYAN, THE GREEN MILE).

It is a Silver Screen production in co-production with Czech Television, Directory Films, Radio and Television Slovakia, Certicon Group, Innogy, PubRes, Monte Rosso Production, with producer Václav Marhoul and co-producers, Eduard Kučera, Milada Kučera, Igor Savychenko, Vladimír Mařík, Karel Kraus, Zuzana Mistríková, Ľubica Orechovská, and Richard Kaucký. The film was supported by the Czech Film Fund, Slovak Audiovisual Fund, Ukrainian State Film Agency, and Creative Europe – MEDIA.

THE PAINTED BIRD had its world premiere at the 2019 Venice International Film Festival then went on to screen at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival in the Special Presentations section to much acclaim and will be the Czech Oscar® entry for the Foreign-Language category at the 92nd Academy Awards®. IFC Films will be releasing THE PAINTED BIRD theatrically in 2020.

THE PAINTED BIRD is a meticulous 35mm black and white evocation of wild, primitive Eastern Europe at the bloody close of World War II. The film follows the journey of The Boy, entrusted by his persecuted parents to an elderly foster mother. The old woman soon dies, and the Boy is on his own, wandering through the countryside, from village to village, farmhouse to farmhouse. As he struggles for survival, The Boy suffers through extraordinary brutality meted out by the ignorant, superstitious peasants and he witnesses the terrifying violence of the efficient, ruthless soldiers, both Russian and German.

Arianna Bocco EVP of Acquisitions and Productions of IFC Films said, “THE PAINTED BIRD is a brilliant cinematic achievement with a fiercely accomplished cast to match. We’re incredibly proud to bring such a monumental film to audiences across the country.”

Lisa Schwartz, Co-President of IFC Films added, “IFC Films is committed to providing thought-provoking and challenging films, and this is a prime example of maintaining this core mission and continuing our legacy for nearly 20 years now.”

Hengameh Panahi, President of Celluloid Dreams and Vice-President, Charlotte Mickie added, “We are delighted to be working with IFC again. Their curation is extremely astute, and they have unparalleled expertise with important, provocative movies. We look forward to this new adventure and to American audiences responding to a 21st century masterpiece. We are also grateful to Federica Sainte-Rose at CAA for her support throughout the festival and sales circuit this fall.”

Director Václav Marhoul added, “I am extremely gratified that IFC has acquired THE PAINTED BIRD. They have demonstrated a deep, sensitive understanding of the message of the movie, which is so important in today’s volatile world. I deeply believe the movie’s advocacy of tolerance, fellow-feeling and community must reach American audiences. IFC will make that happen.”

The deal for the film was negotiated by Arianna Bocco of IFC Films with CAA Media Finance and Celluloid Dreams on behalf of the filmmakers.

Tom Hanks To Receive Cecil B. DeMille Award at Golden Globes

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Tom Hanks in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, Sony Pictures Releasing

Two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks is set to receive a lifetime achievement award at next year’s Golden Globe awards, The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) announced on Tuesday.

The Golden Globes ceremony is set to air on NBC on Jan. 5, 2020.

“The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is proud to bestow the 2020 Cecil B. DeMille Award to Tom Hanks,” the Hollywood Foreign Press Association president Lorenzo Soria said in a statement.

“For more than three decades, he’s captivated audiences with rich and playful characters that we’ve grown to love and admire. As compelling as he is on the silver screen, he’s equally so behind the camera as a writer, producer and director,” Soria continued.

Hanks has received 15 Golden Globe nominations throughout his film career, including for “Big” and “Sleepless in Seattle,” before winning best actor awards in back to back years for “Philadelphia” (1993) and Forrest Gump (1994). He won a third time in 2000 for “Cast Award”. His most recent nomination is for “The Post” in 2018.

He will next be seen in “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” this November, where he portrays beloved TV personality Fred Rogers. His upcoming films include the WWII drama “Greyhound,” the post-apocalyptic “BIOS”, and the post-Civil War drama “News of the World.”

Emmy 2019: Game of Thrones, Fleabag Take Top Awards

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Game of Thrones lost in a lot of categories it was nominated in, but in the end, the HBO fantasy drama television series took home Outstanding Drama series.

Along with Peter Dinklage winning best supporting actor in a drama, and its 10 awards at last week’s Creative Arts Emmys, the Thrones tied its own record of 12 Emmy trophies for a single season.

In one of night’s biggest surprises, Ozark’s Julia Garner took supporting actress for a drama, a category dominated by the cast of Game of Thrones including Lena Headey, Sophie Turner, Fiona Shaw, Maisie Williams and Gwendoline Christie.

Ozark had another surprise in another category dominated by Thrones in the form of Jason Bateman, who won outstanding directing for a drama series.

The host-less 71st Primetime Emmy Awards was broadcast live on Fox this year from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Below you’ll find Primetime Emmy winners. To see the full list, go to Emmys.com.

Outstanding Drama Series
Game of Thrones

Outstanding Comedy Series
Fleabag

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Jodie Comer, Killing Eve

Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series
Jason Bateman, Ozark

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Billy Porter, Pose
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Martin Scorsese To Be Honored By Visual Effects Society

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The Irishman
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Award winning veteran director Martin Scorsese is set to receive Visual Effects Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award at the 18th annual VES Awards on Jan. 29, 2020 at the Beverly Hilton, VES announced on Thursday.

“Martin Scorsese is one of the most influential filmmakers in modern history and has made an indelible mark on filmed entertainment,” said Mike Chambers, VES Board Chair. “His work is a master class in storytelling, which has brought us some of the most memorable films of all time. His intuitive vision and fiercely innovative direction has given rise to a new era of storytelling and has made a profound impact
on future generations of filmmakers. Martin has given us a rich body of groundbreaking work to aspire to, and for this, we are honored to award him with the Visual Effects Society Lifetime Achievement Award.”

Widely considered one of the most important and influential directors of all time, Scorsese won the Academy Award Best Director for The Departed, which also won Best Picture in 2006. He’s also directed classic films such as Mean Street, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull and Goodfellas.

In 2011, Scorsese directed Hugo, which won five Oscars including Best Achievement in Visual Effects. The His upcoming film, “The Irishman”, showcases ILM’s (Industrial Light & Magic) work in de-aging actors and usual collaborators Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci. “The Irishman” will be distributed for a limited theatrical run November 1, before hitting Netflix on November 27.

The VES Lifetime Achievement Award, recognizes an outstanding body of work that has significantly contributed to the art and/or science of the visual effects industry. VES will honor Scorsese for his consummate artistry, expansive storytelling and profound gift for blending iconic imagery and unforgettable narrative on an epic scale. Scorsese’s steadfast ability to harness craft and technology to bring his unique visions to life has resulted in exceptional narratives that have transfixed audiences and captivated millions. And as a champion of film history, his work to preserve the rich legacy of motion pictures is unparalleled.

Previous recipients of the VES Lifetime Achievement Award include George Lucas, Robert Zemeckis, James Cameron, Steven Spielberg, Ridley Scott, Stan Lee and Ray Harryhausen.

Rex Orange County Announces Headlining North American & UK Tours

On the heels of releasing his new song “10/10” last week, Rex Orange County returns to announce his new album. Pony is due October 25th via Sony Music and is the highly-anticipated follow up to 2017’s Apricot Princess. The album was written, recorded, and performed almost entirely by Rex himself at Strongroom Studios in East London with frequent collaborator Ben Baptie co-producing, engineering and mixing the album.

Pony includes “10/10“, which Rolling Stone called “triumphant” and a “song you need to know” and was described by NPR as “a sincere, sad-boy gem.” The album follows standout performances at a handful of major festivals this year, including UK’s Glastonbury (where he first debuted “10/10”), Paris’ We Love Green, Berlin’s Lollapalooza, and Australia’s Laneway Festival.

Coinciding with the album announce, Rex Orange County is announcing headlining UK and North American tours. The tours will feature some of his biggest headlining shows to date, including The Shrine Auditorium in LA, Radio City Music Hall in NYC, and two O2 Brixton Academy shows in London. Tickets for all North American tour dates will go on general on-sale Friday, September 27th at 10 AM local time. For first access to tickets via the Rex Orange County artist pre-sale, sign up at rexorangecounty.com. Pre-order Pony above, see full tour routing below, and stay tuned for more from Rex Orange County coming soon.

Ruairi Robinson’s “Corporate Monster” Debuts Free Online

Director Ruairi Robinson (Fifty Percent Grey, Silent City, BlinkyTM & Leviathan), Academy Award-nominated Irish filmmaker dropped his latest film, Corporate Monster, a proof of concept short, free to view online.

Written by Robinson & Eoin Rogers, the sci-fi horror film, with VFX by Robinson’s The Kaiju Meat Company, stars Kett Turton and Jenna Coleman as a couple confronted with the reality that either he is just dangerously unstable, or there are in fact monsters all around us.

“There’s a growing sense of unease and distrust of authority that’s not really being reflected in popular culture today the way films of the 1970s did in a post-Watergate era. I really miss those movies, and nobody is making them, so I felt compelled to go make one myself,” said Robinson.

In Corporate Monster, after being phased out of his job, a dangerously unstable man’s life spirals out of control when the prescription pills he takes start to have a side effect: they allow him to see the parasitic beings that have long been puppeteering our world from the shadows. The rich and powerful are not even human, and they are feeding on us. He sets about trying to save his girlfriend from them, but it’s just as possible they are just a side effect of the pills, a hallucination. Is he a savior or a monster himself?

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Trailer This Week: IFC Midnight’s “Greener Grass”

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Written and directed by Jocelyn DeBoer & Dawn Luebbe, the comedy film is set to open on October 18th in New York and Los Angeles, and also available on demand.

The film had its world premiere on January 26, 2019 at the Sundance Film Festival. Variety’s Peter Debruge calls the film as the most pleasant surprise of this year’s Sundance, describing it as “weird and wonderful; the best ‘Saturday Night Live’ movie that ‘Saturday Night Live’ never made.”

The dark comedy based on their 2016 SXSW award-winning short film by the same name. Following its premiere at the Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival in France, the “Greener Grass” short received a distribution deal with Canal + in Europe and Africa. Jocelyn and Dawn recently directed two episodes of TruTV’s “Adam Ruins Everything”.

In addition to DeBoer and Luebbe, the film also stars Beck Bennett (“SNL”), Neil Casey (“Ghostbusters”), Mary Holland (“Veep”), and D’Arcy Carden (“The Good Place”).

Here is the film’s official synopsis:

In a day-glo-colored, bizarro version of suburbia where adults wear braces on their already-straight teeth, everyone drives golf carts, and children magically turn into golden retrievers, soccer moms and best friends Jill (Jocelyn DeBoer) and Lisa (Dawn Luebbe) are locked in a passive aggressive battle-of-the-wills that takes a turn into the sinister when Lisa begins systematically taking over every aspect of Jill’s life—starting with her newborn daughter. Meanwhile, a psycho yoga teacher killer is on the loose, Jill’s husband (Beck Bennett) has developed a curious taste for pool water, and Lisa is pregnant with a soccer ball. That’s just the tip of the gloriously weird iceberg that is the feature debut from writers-directors Jocelyn DeBoer and Dawn Luebbe, a hilariously demented, Stepford Wives-on-acid satire destined to be an instant cult classic.

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