As Captain America: Civil War takes the fight to the U.S. this weekend — scoring a big $25M in Thursday night domestic previews — it has also added new offshore markets in the past few days. Principally among them through Thursday were Russia, Italy and Argentina. And, through Thursday, the offshore gross is $291.2M meaning today the film is moving well past $300M. That’s partly down to Cap3 kicking off in China today, and while the numbers out of the Middle Kingdom are…
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As any experienced movie buff can tell you, it’s never a good idea to shoot a horror film on a location that’s said to be haunted. But director Raymond Yip has appreciably better luck than his on-screen counterpart.
Capone’s Art-House Round-Up with THE FAMILY FANG, THE MAN WHO KNEW INFINITY, VIVA, and APRIL AND THE EXTRAORDINARY WORLD
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Hey, folks. Capone in Chicago here, with a few films that are making their way into art houses or coming out in limited release around America this week (maybe even taking up one whole screen at a multiplex near you). Do your part to support these films, or at least the good ones… THE FAMILY FANG I’m not sure if you’re aware of it, but white people have it rough all over. And few white families have it rougher than the Fangs of upstate New York, a family of somewhat famous performance artists that who would stage fake, often horrific, events (like a fake bank robbery that ends in a shooting) just to capture on camera the reactions of the real-life people who bear witness. Something about their brand of pranks made them recognized for capturing genuine emotions and thus a small piece of the human condition…or so we’re told. The family includes patriarch Caleb (James Butler Harner as a younger man; Christopher Walken as a much older one), mom Camille (Kathryn Hahn; Maryann Plunkett) and siblings Annie (who grows up to be a noted actress, played by Nicole Kidman) and Baxter (who becomes a novelist, played by Jason Bateman, who also happens to have directed THE FAMILY FANG). The adult children are torn, because they know they were severely messed up by the experience of growing up in this environment where you could never tell what was real and what wasn’t, unless you were in on
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Former “American Idol” finalist Rickey E. Smith Jr. was killed Thursday night in a car crash in Oklahoma, the Associated Press reports. Smith was 36. Smith was involved in a multi-car highway wreck on I-240 just outside Oklahoma City. According to reports from local news outlets, a man driving in the wrong direction slammed head-on into… Read more »
NY underground rap stalwart Aesop Rock dropped his solid seventh album, The Impossible Kid, last week. The album has a very dark undercurrent, and “Dorks” is one of its bleakest tracks. Its video is just as dark, starting with a mysterious black-gloved figure pulling out a “missing” flier with the rapper’s picture on it … More »
At the time of his tragic, untimely death in 2013, Scott Miller was working on the 13th Game Theory studio album, Supercalifragile. He had recorded a bunch of tracks and had many discussions with his wife, Kristine Chambers, and bandmates about what he wanted to accomplish with the artistic direction of the album. He … More »
Tim Matheson has been cast as President Ronald Reagan and Cynthia Nixon as First Lady Nancy Reagan in the adaptation of Bill O’Reilly’s book “Killing Regan,” for National Geographic Channel. And, in a Hitchockian move, O’Reilly will have a small role in the project, which he declined to name except to say it was “a pretty fun role.”
“We wanted to get somebody in both roles who, No. 1 had a lot of experience, because these aren’t easy roles. They aren’t caricature roles…
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Conrad Keely of …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead has released the music video for “Engines Of The Dark,” the first video to be released off his debut solo album Original Machines. The video illustrates Keely’s recent adventures exploring and playing shows throughout different parts of Cambodia, where he now resides. More »
Camp + King has made two new hires – Nicole Van Dawark as senior producer and Ashlie Tubb as brand manager. Van Dawark joins from barrettSF, where she led the broadcast production department and Tubb was most recently an account executive at Doremus.
“Nicole is as smart as they come, funny and cool under pressure,” said Stacy McClain, junior partner and director of Content Production. “Her experience with big productions and scrappy jobs makes her a uniquely perfect weapon in Camp + King’s production quiver. We’re so happy she’s joined our team.”
Melissa Stavish, brand director at Camp + King, added, “Ashlie is joining our team at such a significant time for the brands she’ll support. Her experience in all facets of production and working with clients on a global scale will provide valuable perspective and make her a well-rounded addition to the team.”
Congrats on the hires.
On a night that saw television viewing levels take a dive due largely to Cinco De Mayo celebrations, CBS’ “The Big Bang Theory” hit a season low but still emerged as the top program in most categories. It teamed with solid showings by “The Odd Couple,” “Mom” and “2 Broke Girls” to help the Eye… Read more »