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David Lynch’s Festival of Disruption Unites ‘Peaks’ Cultists in Meditation Talk and Musical Mayhem

20 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

“It’s a world out there that is horribly stressed,” said Bob Roth, the well-known transcendental meditation (Tm) teacher, providing some remarks at a two-day festival designed to raise money for David Lynch’s Tm-promoting charitable foundation. And then, as part of their effort to bring tranquility to the world, they showed “Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me,” verifiably the most stressful movie ever made.

This was not your grandfather’s Tm festival. Lynch’s second annual Festival of Disruption, held over two days at the Theatre at Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, drew some in solidarity with the higher-consciousness cause, others were there just for the musical acts — which also included Bon Iver, TV on the Radio, Sharon Von Etten, and Laura Marling — and more had traveled from around the globe just to get their “Twin Peaks” fandom on with Lynch, who was greeted at least as warmly as a Buddha in a Sunday afternoon Q&A.

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- Chris Willman

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‘Marshall’ Origin Myth Leads Weak Biopics at Specialty Box Office

15 October 2017 10:30 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Noah Baumbach’s “The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected),” which debuted in competition in Cannes and scored fresh acclaim at the New York Film Festival, is a day-and-date Netflix release, so no numbers are reported. It’s likely that the family comedy starring Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller and Dustin Hoffman, who all did substantial press, played well enough at high-end theaters in New York and L.A. to take a bite out of its competitors.

Despite the lack of reported numbers, a glance at the pre-buy seating chart for the Landmark theater in West Los Angeles for Sunday shows in a theater with over 100 seats that are close to sellouts hours ahead of time suggests a weekend total that might be roughly $20,000 (roughly).That’s impressive for a film that any Netflix subscriber can see at home.

Other openers continued the string of movies about real people that are dominating the specialized release schedule. »

- Tom Brueggemann

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Lucky – Review

12 October 2017 3:08 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Harry Dean Stanton says farewell in the movie Lucky, which turned out to be the beloved actor’s last. Not much happens in Lucky and its slow, unhurried style may not appeal to everyone, but this movie has a big heart and a moving performance by Stanton that acts as a summary of  his long and extraordinary career.

Lucky follows Lucky (Stanton) and his friends and neighbors who live in the dusty desert town of Cave Creek, Arizona. Lucky is 90 years old but fiercely independent, rejecting any idea of assisted living. The film follows his routines over a few days of his  life. Lucky smokes, takes a sponge bath, gets dressed, listens to Spanish-language music, does yoga, and smokes some more. Lucky’s interactions with others consists of eating at a diner run by his friend Joe (Barry Shabaka Henley) where he does his crossword puzzles, and a daily stop at the local watering hole. »

- Tom Stockman

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John Carroll Lynch on Directing ‘Lucky’, Working with Harry Dean Stanton, and Returning to ‘Ahs’

12 October 2017 1:35 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Directed by John Carroll Lynch, Lucky is a poignant and powerful look at a 90-year-old man (beautifully played by the late Harry Dean Stanton) and the life he lives in his off-the-map desert town. As he finds himself at the edge of mortality, he is still fiercely independent while also seeking the human connection that we all need until our final moments. It is a film worth seeking out and it is a performance that will likely be thought of as one of the actor’s best. During this 1-on-1 phone interview with Collider, … »

- Christina Radish

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Armie Hammer on Getting Naked in ‘Call Me By Your Name,’ Playing Hunks, and His James Woods Feud

9 October 2017 12:30 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

While shooting “Call Me By Your Name,” Armie Hammer acted naked alongside Timothée Chalamet, but moviegoers won’t get to see every detail. Hammer plays twentysomething academic Oliver, who engages in a passionate love affair with Chalamet’s teen Elio over the course of a languid summer at an Italian villa. Nevertheless, due to a combination of no-frontal-nudity clauses for both actors and creative decisions by director Luca Guadagino, the movie’s sexual imagery doesn’t go beyond Hammer’s rear end — and he’s relieved.

“I have a daughter who will one day go to junior high and it somewhat terrifies me, the idea that people would tease her, like, ‘Here’s a picture of your dad’s dick,'” the actor said after his film screened at the Hamptons International Film Festival, which has become an early harbinger of the awards circuit. “We definitely shot more than you see. »

- Eric Kohn

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Lff 2017: ‘Lucky’ Review: Dir. John Carroll Lynch (2017)

9 October 2017 8:19 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Lucky review: Respected character actor John Carroll Lynch makes his directorial debut with this masterstroke in movie making and acting, particularly from its leading man; Harry Dean Stanton in one of his final roles. Lucky review

Lucky review by Paul Heath.

Making his directorial debut with this modest, character driven indie is celebrated actor John Caroll Lynch (Fargo, Jackie), a veteran of the big and small screen with over one hundred credits to his name, spanning a three-decade career.

Looking around the web, Lucky’s synopsis is described using just a few words; ‘the spiritual journey of a ninety-old atheist’. Of course, there’s a lot more to this very intricate, relatively short insight into the title character’s very long life, as he goes about his daily routines in a small desert town. Written by Logan Sparks and Drago Sumonja, Lucky has sadly become more known as one the last films to feature, »

- Paul Heath

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John Carroll Lynch On ‘Lucky,’ Harry Dean Stanton, First-Time Directing [Video Exclusive]

9 October 2017 7:59 AM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

John Carroll Lynch Actor and Director by Uinterview John Carroll Lynch, known for his great character acting for roles in Zodiac and Fargo, jumped at the opportunity to go behind the camera on the new film Lucky. John Carroll Lynch On Lucky His directorial debut, which has thus far earned a whopping 97% on Rottentomatoes, stars Harry Dean […]

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- Hillary Luehring-Jones

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61st BFI London Film Festival Review – Lucky (2017)

9 October 2017 1:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Lucky, 2017.

Directed by John Carroll Lynch

Starring Harry Dean Stanton, David Lynch, Barry Shabaka Henley, Beth Grant, and Tom Skerritt.

Synopsis:

The spiritual journey of a ninety-year-old atheist.

Late, lamented Hollywood legend Harry Dean Stanton had the sort of face the camera practically keeled over for. Less a visage than an ordnance survey map of Hollywood history, Dean Stanton’s features were testament to his extraordinary 60 year career as a ubiquitous, scene-stealing support player in the likes of Alien and Repo Man.

Small wonder that debut director John Carroll Lynch makes such sublime use of the actor’s wonderfully weathered features in his lyrical small town drama Lucky. Indeed, Stanton’s face practically is the entire story, competing with the sun-baked, cactus-strewn landscapes for sheer ruggedness.

Named after Stanton’s central character, Lucky is that rare movie that gifts the actor a juicy lead role, comparable to his iconic desert-trekking loner in Wim Wenders’ Paris, »

- Sean Wilson

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Ridley Scott Wants the Next ‘Alien’ Movie to Focus on Artificial Intelligence Instead of the Xenomorph

8 October 2017 11:36 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Big things have small beginnings. They also have lots of sequels and prequels. Ridley Scott shows no signs of slowing down after “Prometheus” and “Alien: Covenant,” though he says that the next installment in his enduring science-fiction franchise will focus less on the xenomorph and more on artificial intelligence.

Read More:Ridley Scott’s ‘Alien’ Franchise Is Becoming the Perfect Organism — and ‘Covenant’ Is the Missing Link

“I think the evolution of the Alien himself is nearly over, but what I was trying to do was transcend and move to another story, which would be taken over by A.I.s,” he tells Empire in a new podcast interview. “The world that the A.I. might create as a leader if he finds himself on a new planet. We have actually quite a big layout for the next one.”

Read More:‘Blade Runner: The Final Cut’ 4K Blu-ray Trailer: »

- Michael Nordine

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‘The Florida Project’ Scores at Specialty Box Office as ‘Victoria & Abdul’ Soars

8 October 2017 10:48 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Fresh off the New York Film Festival, Sean Baker’s acclaimed “The Florida Project” (A24) sprinted ahead of the over-crowded fall specialty pack, as some 35 titles launched in limited runs this weekend. Backed by some of the best reviews of the year, the Cannes pickup marks Baker’s breakout following succès d’estime “Tangerine.”

“Victoria & Abdul” (Focus) is setting the early pace for this awards season’s contenders, with Judi Dench showing yet again her strength as a draw.

Most other openings appealed to niche audiences, with several documentaries competing to get review attention that might position them for later awards consideration. While another Nyff title, Agnes Varda and J.R.’s “Faces, Places” (Cohen), nabbed the best reviews, none did more than modest business.

Opening

The Florida Project (A24) – Metacritic: 94; Festivals include: Cannes, Toronto, New York 2017

$152,622 in 4 theaters; PTA (per theater average): $38,156

Sean Baker’s sixth feature follows his »

- Tom Brueggemann

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Hey Chicago, get Lucky and see Harry Dean Stanton's last film for free

6 October 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Here’s one for Chicago-based fans of legendary character actor Harry Dean Stanton, who died last month at the age of 91: A chance to see his final film, Lucky, for free during its run at the beautiful, historic Music Box theater. The directorial debut of actor John Carroll Lynch, the film stars Stanton as an aging…

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- William Hughes

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Interview, Audio: John Carroll Lynch Directs an Elegy for Harry Dean Stanton in ‘Lucky’

6 October 2017 9:06 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – He is a familiar character actor, having a long career with roles in TV and film as diverse as “Fargo,” “The Drew Carey Show,” “Gran Torino,” “The Americans.” and the recent “Jackie” and “The Founder.” He is actor John Carroll Lynch, and he has made his directorial debut in the wonderfully essential “Lucky,” whose title character is portrayed by Harry Dean Stanton. The film is a perfect elegy for the actor, who passed away last month at the age of 91.

Lucky” was voted in as the Audience Choice favorite at the 5th annual Chicago Critics Film Festival in May of this year, and has a nationwide release on October 6th, 2017. It features Harry Dean as Lucky, a 90-year-old self described atheist who is seeking spiritual enlightenment through the fellow travelers in his small and dusty Arizona town. He’s outlived his contemporaries, and seeks to outdo and out smoke »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Al Pacino, Jack Nicholson Honor the Late Harry Dean Stanton

3 October 2017 5:15 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

[[tmz:video id="0_6vzi2fdk"]] Al Pacino, Jack Nicholson and a bunch of other huge celebs were all under one roof to honor the late Harry Dean Stanton. The flock of stars hit up No Name in L.A. Monday night to pay tribute. Warren Beatty, Elliot Mintz, John Savage, Henry Buck and Anjelica Huston were all there too. Check it out ... Mintz gave his take on what made Harry so great while Pacino and Anjelica shared some thoughts on the horrific Vegas tragedy. »

- TMZ Staff

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How Political Correctness Could Impact the 2018 Oscar Race, from ‘Victoria & Abdul’ to ‘Downsizing’

2 October 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Whisper campaigns have always been an effective strategy among rival Oscar strategists, hinting at the issues that can quietly dog a movie throughout its campaign. (Remember? “They got history wrong in ‘Lincoln.’ Or: “‘Zero Dark Thirty’ justifies torture.”) Only now that we have the meme, the marketers don’t have to whisper — or even say anything at all. Social media has created a nation of casual activists who are swift to recognize the off notes, and denounce them in the Twittersphere. Of course, an irate public doesn’t necessarily matter; it’s the voters who count. And while the Academy is working to make its membership younger and more diverse — a population with greater sensitivity toward cultural issues than some of their elder peers — they’re an influence, not the majority. Here’s a look at the issues that are dogging some of the season’s Oscar titles, and how we might see them resolve. »

- Anne Thompson

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How Political Correctness Could Impact the 2018 Oscar Race, from ‘Victoria & Abdul’ to ‘Downsizing’

2 October 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Whisper campaigns have always been an effective strategy among rival Oscar strategists, hinting at the issues that can quietly dog a movie throughout its campaign. (Remember? “They got history wrong in ‘Lincoln.’ Or: “‘Zero Dark Thirty’ justifies torture.”) Only now that we have the meme, the marketers don’t have to whisper — or even say anything at all. Social media has created a nation of casual activists who are swift to recognize the off notes, and denounce them in the Twittersphere. Of course, an irate public doesn’t necessarily matter; it’s the voters who count. And while the Academy is working to make its membership younger and more diverse — a population with greater sensitivity toward cultural issues than some of their elder peers — they’re an influence, not the majority. Here’s a look at the issues that are dogging some of the season’s Oscar titles, and how we might see them resolve. »

- Anne Thompson

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Box Office Surge Ends as 3 Films Vie for Top Spot

1 October 2017 2:03 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

New entry “American Made” (Universal) and holdovers “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” (20th Century Fox) and “It” (Warner Bros.). are basically tied at the top for weekend box office #1, with estimates placing all within $310,000. Any of the three could emerge on top when Sunday’s actual numbers are compiled after the weekend.

That’s good news for “It” in its fourth weekend (now headed even higher than the $325 million that seemed likely a couple days ago), more mixed for the opening of Tom Cruise’s latest film and the holdover for the expensive second release in the “Kingsman” franchise.

What is not good news is the sudden 20 per cent-plus drop in box office total revenues for the weekend. After three post-Labor Day stanzas where “It” propelled a strong resurgence that gave hope that the mediocre summer’s returns might improve, the current results suggest that the year will end down »

- Tom Brueggemann

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The Good, The Bad & The Badass: Harry Dean Stanton

1 October 2017 1:59 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Harry Dean Stanton Earlier this summer, I was delighted when the great Harry Dean Stanton turned up in “Twin Peaks: 25 Years Later”, recreating the part he played in Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me. A longtime favorite of David Lynch’s (who co-stars in Lucky - Stanton’s last starring vehicle), there’s a great line where he, looking every one of his ninety-one... Read More »

- Chris Bumbray

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Harry Dean Stanton’s Last Film ‘Lucky’ Leads Crowded Specialty Box Office

1 October 2017 10:17 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Nearly 30 specialized films debuted in New York and/or Los Angeles this week. And with Yom Kippur falling right during the weekend, it meant most potentially high-end titles avoided the date (unlike last weekend).

Perhaps the highest-profile among them, “Our Souls at Night” starring Robert Redford and Jane Fonda, is debuting on Netflix film at the same time it played a few scattered big city play dates (grosses are not available).

Among those that opened, “Lucky” (Magnolia), Harry Dean Stanton’s second to last acting role, opened ahead of the rest. The initial limited full week (prior to its one-day showings) of “Pearl Jam: Let’s Play Two” (Abramorama) showed some strength, while “Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House” (Sony Pictures Classics) fared less well in its limited showings. An exclusive opening in Los Angeles of the surfer documentary “Take Every Wave” (IFC) in Los Angeles was impressive, »

- Tom Brueggemann

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October Horrors 2017 Day 1 – Alien (1979)

1 October 2017 4:45 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Alien, 1979.

Directed by Ridley Scott.

Starring Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, Veronica Cartright, Harry Dean Stanton, Ian Holm, Yaphet Kotto and John Hurt.

Synopsis:

The crew of the cargo ship Nostromo receives a distress signal from a nearby planet and while investigating, one of the crew is attacked by a parasite which implants an embryo in his body. This embryo soon gruesomely erupts from man’s body before escaping into the shadows, stalking and picking the remaining crew members off one by one.

It’s the 1st of October and you know what that means? It’s time to kick-start another series of October Horrors, the hopefully annual series (provided I don’t get fired between now and the 31st) in which I spend every day of this ghoulish month spotlighting cinematic horror from across the years. Well, mostly the 80s. Cause I like the 80s. A lot.

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- Graeme Robertson

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‘Lucky’ Review: A Fitting Swan Song for Harry Dean Stanton

29 September 2017 12:22 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

The late Harry Dean Stanton was the ultimate character actor. He's given us 60-plus years of acting credits across film and television from cameos to supporting roles, but rarely the full blown lead. His biggest role, in terms of screen time, was Wim Wenders' lyrical Paris, Texas about a man who seeks atonement for his sins against his wife and child by wandering the desert completely alone sickened to temporary muteness at what he allowed himself to become. John Carroll Lynch, a character actor in his own right (he's still "not the Zodiac" and if he was … »

- Brian Formo

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