Best of the Week: from Cannes Awards to Weekend Box Office

Arthouse Audit: Openers Struggle as ‘Love & Friendship’ and ‘The Lobster’ Flourish

Box Office Preview: ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Set to Crush ‘Alice’ Sequel

Screen Talk: How the Cannes Festival Will Impact the Rest of the Year

Woody Allen, Mel Gibson, and More Maligned Auteurs: Should We Forgive Them? 

Paul Verhoeven’s ‘Elle’ and Tom Ford’s ‘Nocturnal Animals’ Get Oscar-Friendly Release Dates

The 12 Hottest Box Office Prospects Coming Out of Cannes

How Miranda Otto Dug Into the Juiciest Women’s Role on Television 

How George Miller’s Competition Jury Picked the Cannes Winners —and Losers

BBC’s ‘Top Gear’ Retuned But Staying True to Original Essence, Says Series Editor Alex Renton

“Top Gear,” the world’s biggest motoring show, relaunches in the U.K. on BBC on Sunday and in the U.S. on BBC America on Monday with a new lineup of hosts — led by Chris Evans and Matt LeBlanc – and some fine tuning to the format, including a significant change to the “Star in a… Read more »

Johnny Depp: Anatomy of a Fallen Movie Star

In a 2005 episode of “Entourage” a super-agent played by Terence Stamp tells Jeremy Piven’s Ari Gold that his eight-year-old daughter knew that Johnny Depp was going to be a star when she watched “Platoon.” “You showed her ‘Platoon’ when she was eight years old?” the hyper-caffinated Gold asks incredulously. The joke may be about… Read more »

KUNG FURY II is happening!

KUNG FURY II is happening!

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Hello ladies and gentlemen, Muldoon here with a fun bit of Sunday news. This past year a film went “viral.” The week FUNG FURY hit the Internet it was like everywhere you turned, every time you got on Facebook, or swung by a friend’s place, “Have you seen KUNG FURY? You have got to watch it!.” When I first caught the film’s Kickstarter Page, I thought it was for a feature, though I think it that was just wishful thinking on my end. Sure enough the film came and delivered and folks wanted more. The retro nostalgia-filled “inviting everyone in on the cheesy joke” angle has been done before, but something about David Sandberg’s stab at it felt fresh, where the film didn’t where out its welcome or get tiresome. The short film did an incredible job of twisting and turning, though had a playground where it was allowed to do so. Talking Dino cops, time travel, and synth music galore… it was a gem.
Well, according to Sandberg’s Twitter account, we’re all getting round 2 of his FURY franchise. Can he duplicate the first film’s success? Where will this one go? How long will it be? What characters can we expect to see? Is he going back to the crowd sourcing well for it? Who knows?
 

 
I look forward to whatever wild trip this guy has in store for everyone. How about you folks? Yay? Nay?
 
– Mike McCutchen
“Muldoon”
Mike@aintitcool.com

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Holdovers ‘Weiner,’ ‘Love & Friendship’ & ‘The Lobster’ Strong: Specialty Box Office

Box office numbers for the Specialties were slow in coming Sunday, with only some holdovers reporting their Friday to Sunday grosses over the holiday weekend. Last weekend’s top opener, Weiner from Sundance Selects, continued to show zest in its second frame as it expanded into just over two dozen locations, while Sony Classics’ Maggie’s Plan starring Greta Gerwig, Ethan Hawke, Julianne Moore held its own as it moved into 19 runs. Oscilloscope’s Spanish-language title Ma m…

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Director John Carney Criticizes Keira Knightley’s Acting in ‘Begin Again’

Often, when a film wraps and directors are asked about working with big actors, it’s all praise. It’s a different story, however, with “Begin Again” director John Carney and Keira Knightley. Carney, promoting his latest movie “Sing Street,” spoke about working with Knightley in 2013 drama “Begin Again,” saying he wouldn’t like to work with… Read more »

Who Should Direct the Next James Bond Film? And What Should the Series Become?

It says a lot about where the James Bond series has been over the last few years that yesterday’s announcement by director Sam Mendes — that he is stepping down from the franchise after having directed two entries — was greeted by Bond fans from around the world with something less than a collective cry… Read more »