‘Spencer,’ ‘The Last Duel' set for Venice Film Festival
The Venice Film Festival has unveiled a starry lineup of world premieres for September including Pablo Larrain’s “Spencer,” starring Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana and Ridley Scott’s medieval drama “The Last Duel,” featuring Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Adam Driver.
Toronto Film Festival to open with ‘Dear Evan Hansen’
The adaptation of the Broadway hit and Tony-winner “Dear Evan Hansen,” Edgar Wright’s ’60s London themed “Last Night in Soho,” and “The Eyes of Tammy Faye” are just a few of the major films coming to the Toronto International Film Festival this September.
Hollywood Fraternity Mourns Demise Of Legendary Filmmaker Richard Donner
WASHINGTON — The sudden news of filmmaker Richard Donner’s demise has shocked Hollywood with heartfelt tributes pouring in for him. The ace filmmaker was known for helming the original “Superman” film, the “Lethal Weapon” film series, and “The Goonies.” He had passed away on July 5 at the age of 91. Director Steven Spielberg, who wrote the story for Donner’s “The Goonies,” remembered him in a statement. “Richard Donner’s big heart & effervescent charm shone in his movies through the remarkable performances of his cast, which is no mean feat,” he said. The news of his demise was confirmed by Donner’s production company, although the details have not been disclosed yet.thewestsidegazette.com
Edgar Wright explores ‘glam rock anomaly’ Sparks in doc
This image released by the Sundance Institute shows a scene from the Edgar Wright film "The Sparks Brothers," an official selection of the Premieres section at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. Ever heard of the band Sparks? “At some point when you’re a fan of a band like Sparks you become a sort of evangelist for them,” Wright said. “We’d always been hesitant about the idea of having a documentary for Sparks,” said Russell Mael. Wright endeavored to make not just a documentary about Sparks, but to make it feel like a Sparks project as well.
Sundance Film Festival unveils slate for 1st virtual edition
The film will debut at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. (Sundance Film Festival via AP)Sundance Institute programs. Organizers on Tuesday unveiled a robust and diverse slate for the festival, which will be largely virtual due to the pandemic. Yutani said that the Sesame Street documentary, “Street Gang: How We Got To Sesame Street” is likely to be a crowd favorite. “We all are so excited about the possibility of encountering people who’ve never been to the festival," Jackson said.
Dave Prowse, actor who played Darth Vader, dies at 85
The British actor, Prowse who played Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy, has died aged 85 on Saturday, according to an announcement by his agent Sunday Nov. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, FILE)LONDON – Dave Prowse, the British weightlifter-turned-actor who was the body, though not the voice, of arch-villain Darth Vader in the original “Star Wars” trilogy, has died. Prowse died Saturday after a short illness, his agent Thomas Bowington said Sunday. Prowse donned Darth Vader's black armor and helmet for “Star Wars” (1977), “The Empire Strikes Back” (1980) and “Return of the Jedi" (1983). He was a regular at “Star Wars” fan events but was banned from official conventions by Lucas in 2010 after the pair fell out.