Benh Zeitlin's BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD whisks you to a surreal realm, where little girls and mythical animals coexist in a bayou called The Bathtub, all intertwined in the cosmic mesh of the universe. Hushpuppy (stunning newcomer Quvenzhané Wallis) relentlessly explores her world for answers, to satisfy her curiosity, and to make her budding mark on a world she's only beginning to comprehend. Today, in conjunction with our good friends at CinemaBlend, we're launching WELCOME TO THE BATHTUB, an new site that let's the viewer experience BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD through Hushpuppy's eyes.
If there were ever two things in this world that could unequivocally be deemed The Best: Bill Nighy and Charlie Rose. When the two are in the same room for an hour, well... see for yourself.
Ah, India. We've never been, actually, but we heard from the cast of THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL that it's quite lovely, indeed. If you can't quite make it to the Indian subcontinent just yet, the next best thing is surely retail therapy—starting this Friday, One Kings Lane will be hosting a MARIGOLD HOTEL sale, including authentic pieces from the set of the film, and items hand-picked in India. It's a once-in-a-lifetime sort of opportunity, and id that weren't enough, all proceeds from the sale are going to Direct Relief International.
Word of mouth. It's one of the many aspects that sets THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL apart from a lot of other films right now: people are really willing to go the extra mile to tell friends, family and pretty much anyone with a pair of ears about John Madden's newest feel-good dramedy. If you have a review of the film, visit MarigoldReviews.com and leave your review on the site—you might see your quote on a TV ad for the film!
Daryl Wein's new comedy-drama, LOLA VERSUS, will be released in select theaters on June 8th, 2012. Check out our Theater Post for a detailed list of when and where the film will be opening near you!
Good news for all your LOLA VERSUS fans addicted to collecting GetGlue stickers (you know who you are): you can now check-in to receive a limited-edition sticker to assert your undying online support for the movie. Find out how below.
Vulture have been big supporters of RUBY SAPRKS, the new film from Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris since we announced the film earlier this year. And their fandom is totally understandable: Dayton and Faris' last movie was the super-popular Searchlight picture LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE. Today, Vulture premiered the brand new posted for RUBY SPARKS, take a look below!
We had the great pleasure of interviewing veteran character actress Penelope Wilton, who plays Jean in THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL earlier this month, and now it's USA Today's turn. Check out today's in-depth profile on Penelope, and yes, they talk about Downton Abbey.
LOLA VERSUS will be released on June 8th, just as the summer movies begin to roll in. We're not sure about you, but one of our favorite pass-times during the warm summer months is to escape the sweltering heat in the cool shelter of our local arthouse and/or multiplex. See what some publications have said about LOLA VERSUS in their summer 2012 previews!
Greta Gerwig, who plays boy/food/shoes-obsessed reluctant bachelorette Lola in our upcoming comedy-drama LOLA VERSUS, is the subject of an extensive profile in the New York Times this week. In it, she set the record straight about some, erm, misconceptions the public may have about her plucky persona. Don't get it twisted!
All your SOUND OF MY VOICE fans are in luck, because this weekend we are giving LA and NY yet another chance to ask director Zal Batmanglij and leading lady/co-writer Brit Marling a few questions after screenings of the movie.
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Yes, we interviewed Tom Wilkinson while reclined on a couch at the Waldorf. Let's just check that off the bucket list, shall we?
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We had the great good fortune of spending some hang time with John Madden, acclaimed director of THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL, as well as Shakespeare in Love and a slew of other amazing films. As you can imagine, he was quite the gentleman, regaling us with tales of shooting in India and working with such respected thesps as Judi Dench and Maggie Smith. Delightful, really.
One of the things that makes SOUND OF MY VOICE such a mind-trip is that it is totally open to interpretation: where Maggie is for real or not, where she's from, who her followers are and where they're going—it's all pretty much relative, until the very last moment (and even then, not exactly). Milk Studios in NYC have been making waves recently with their MilkMade culture blog, and today they posted some interesting "semantic maps" that isolate key quotes from SOUND OF MY VOICE and mingle them with some powerful ideas sprouted from the story.