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“The Garfield Movie” Is a Bit Cheesy

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The Garfield Movie (Mark Dindal, 2024) 2 out of 5 stars Mark Dindal’s The Garfield Movie had some major shoes to fill. Revisiting such a classic set of characters and putting a modern spin on their antics to adapt to today’s young audiences is now a common move in Hollywood, but a bold one, nonetheless. […] The post “The Garfield Movie” Is a Bit Cheesy first appeared on Film Festival Today.

“Furiosa” Commands the Screen

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Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga (George Miller, 2024) 4 out of 5 stars  You’d be forgiven if, upon hearing that a film runs 148 minutes, you emit a low growl of apprehension. Fortunately, director George Miller’s Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga—a prequel to his 2015 Mad Max: Fury Road—only begins to lose some kind of […] The post “Furiosa” Commands the Screen first appeared on Film Festival Today.

Mohammad Rasoulof’s ‘Seed of the Sacred Fig’ Shakes Up Cannes With 2024 Record 12-Minute Standing Ovation, Becoming Palme d’Or Frontrunner

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It looks like Cannes might have saved the best for last. “The Seed of the Sacred Fig,” Mohammad Rasoulof’s drama about a family in Tehran divided over the oppressive practices of the Iranian government, earned a rapturous 12-minute standing ovation at its Cannes Film Festival premiere on Friday in the final hours of the festival. […]

George Lucas Rejects ‘Star Wars’ Critics Who Think the First Six Films Are ‘All White Men’: ‘Most of the People Are Aliens!’

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George Lucas got candid about criticism of the first six “Star Wars” films during a conversation at the Cannes Film Festival on Friday. When speaking about the success of the franchise ahead of receiving the festival’s honorary Palme d’Or, Lucas reflected on some of the negative comments he’s received over the years. “They would say, […]

Richard Linklater’s “Hit Man” Asks, How Far Will You Go For Love?

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Richard Linklater and Glen Powell (photo by George Pimentel/Shutterstock for Sundance) By Bailey Pennick As he walks onto the Eccles stage to introduce his 10th project that he’s had screen at the Sundance Film Festival (number 11 would come the next day at the world premiere of God Save Texas), Richard Linklater throws up the “rock on” hand...

VIDEO: Walk and chat with Bruno - entering the Palais at the Cannes Film Festival

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Bruno shows us his favorite entrance, the Riviera Lerins entrance, to the Palais for the Cannes Film Festival. This entrance goes along the water where all the fancy yachts docks for parties. Bruno recounts some memories on these boats. We also see the international pavilions and some of the fleet of Festival vehicles docked behind the Palais.  

Ricardo Teodoro Receives Louis Roederer Rising Star Award

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Today the Louis Roederer foundation gave its rising star award to actor Ricardo Teodoro. The award has been given to the work of a burgeoning artist since 2017. This year Teodoro received the award for his work in the film Baby(2024). He received the award for playing the second lead of the film, Ronaldo. The film follows Wellington, a young man released from juvenile detention to find...

‘Motel Destino’: Cannes’ Most Sexually Explicit Movie ‘Would Never Happen in American Cinemas Because There’s So Much Fear and Risk’

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"Invisible Life" director Karim Aïnouz returned to Brazil to make this extra-erotic thriller, which won't face censorship in his home country. And which involved working with an intimacy coordinator who brought "really interesting ideas" to the table.

VIDEO: Interview with Martín Rodríguez

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Actor Martín Rodríguez was interviewed by Bruno Chatelin in Cannes, France. Rodríguez starred in Quimera by Tomás Vergara, which competed in the 2024 edition of the French Riviera Film Festival (FRFF). Rodríguez was also awarded with the FRFF 2024 Industry Excellence Award. Find Martín Rodríguez on IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1448617/ and on Instagram: @martinrodriguezag ...
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