Gyllenhaal and Tyler to Chair Gala for Red Hook Arts Space

Pioneer Works Center for Art and Innovation is drawing support from celebrities like Maggie Gyllenhaal and Liv Tyler as it gets ready to host its first fundraiser. “The Village Fête” will be held May 4 to benefit the center’s arts programs and build an observatory, photo lab and music room within the brick walls of the former factory. The event will feature performances, live music, cocktails and food from the Fat Radish as an “untraditional” party for the city’s creative and artistic community. Writer Bob Colacello, fashion entrepreneur Lauren Santo Domingo and actors Gyllenhaal, Tyler and Peter Sarsgaard are chairing the fundraiser.
“We’re trying to make it an anti-gala gala,” said Ella Marder, the Pioneer Works Center for Art and Innovation’s program director. Pioneer Works, located at 159 Pioneer St., was founded by Dustin Yellin to bridge “the chasm between disparate disciplines,” according to its website.
Mirroring that mission, the Fête seeks to create a “cross-pollination” of experts from biologists and physicists to musicians and dancers, Marder said. “The idea is to really take down all the usual compartmentalization,” she said.
For the first half of the upcoming gala evening, donors can purchase tables for $10,000 to $50,000 or a single seat for $1,000 to witness about a dozen performances, including a thereminist, who will play the electronic musical instrument, an opera singer, an all-female mariachi band, a 3-D printer and possibly acrobats and aerialists, she said.
“It’s going to be very untraditional,” she said. The event will also feature an art auction. The festivities will continue with an after-party at 7:30 p.m. with music from Ariel Pink and DJs Chances with Wolves, MGMT and the Beastie Boys’ Mike D. Tickets for just the party will be priced at $100.
The money raised will go toward new rooms and facilities at Pioneer Works as well as the center’s events, programs and residencies. For tickets, visit this website.


By admin on April 10, 2014 under News & Gossip0 comments

‘The Leftovers’ Get June Premieres

The Leftovers will have its series premiere June 15, directly following the season four finale of Game of Thrones. The show is based on Tom Perrotta’s best-selling novel of the same name, which takes place after a global Rapture of some sort, and focuses on the group of people who are left on Earth. Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman, Christopher Eccleston and Liv Tyler star. Lost’s Damon Lindelof serves as showrunner.
Teasers will air Sunday during the Game of Thrones fourth season opener.


By admin on April 07, 2014 under Gallery Additions, Other Projects0 comments

First Trailer for ‘Jamie Marks is Dead’

In the pic, “No one seemed to care about Jamie Marks until after his death. Hoping to find the love and friendship he never had in life, Jamie’s ghost visits former classmate Adam McCormick, drawing him into the bleak world between the living and the dead.”
Cameron Monaghan, Noah Silver, Morgan Saylor, Judy Greer, Madisen Beaty and Liv Tyler star


By admin on April 04, 2014 under Alerts, Movie News0 comments

“Space Station 76″ Is The Greatest Space Comedy Since “Galaxy Quest”

There’s no way to prepare you for the insanity of Space Station 76. It’s a comedy set in a mid-1970s version of the future that looks like Space: 1999. But it’s also a surprisingly dark character study of people who are slowly falling apart, which owes a lot to The Ice Storm. Here’s our nearly spoiler-free first impressions of this new movie.
Space Station 76 made its premiere at South By Southwest in Austin, but we were lucky enough to see a screener of it separately. And this film made us really, really uncomfortable. It contains lots of huge laughs, which range from stoner humor to retro-futuristic 1970s spoofery — but then once it’s pulled you in, it hits you with a lot of surprisingly dark, bleak humor.
For example, Patrick Wilson plays Captain Glenn, the alcoholic commander of the space station — and at first, his alcoholism seems to be played for pretty broad comedy. But after a while, the film starts to engage with his alcoholism in a darker, more serious fashion, and it goes from funny to horrible.
The basic plot of the film is only tangentially related to space travel, but the movie makes use of the setting in a lot of inventive, and sometimes breathtaking, ways — running character arcs include low-gravity floating, cryogenic freezing, and asteroid impacts. Continue…

By admin on March 28, 2014 under Movie News0 comments

The 8 Best Films of SXSW 2014

Space Station 76
One of the best things about film festivals is discovering new films that probably wouldn’t survive the public marketplace simply because they don’t quite fit the norm. Jack Plotnick’s feature directorial debut is one of those movies. Part screwball comedy, part sci-fi satire, part suburban drama, the film continually keeps viewers off balance as it moves from broad comedy to serious commentary on ’70s era parenting. It’s unexpected and intelligent, and well worth discovering.


By admin on March 21, 2014 under Movie News0 comments

Sony Pictures Nabs Rights on ‘Space Station 76′

Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions has acquired all international rights to Jack Plotnick’s Space Station 76. The move comes on the eve of the film’s SXSW premiere. Space Station 76 stars Patrick Wilson, Liv Tyler, Matt Bomer, Marisa Coughlan, Kylie Rogers, Kali Rocha, Jerry O’Connell and Keir Dullea and was written by Plotnick, Jennifer Cox, Sam Pancake, Rocha and Michael Stoyanov.
The comedic drama about revolves around a group of people — and several robots — living on a space station in a 1970s version of the future. When a new assistant captain arrives, she inadvertently ignites tensions among the crew, prompting them to confront their darkest secrets. Barely contained lust, jealousy and anger all bubble to the surface, becoming just as dangerous as the asteroid that’s heading right for them.
“We are thrilled to be working with SPWA as our international distribution partner and are excited for the film to reach a large, earthly audience,” Plotnick said. Space Station 76 premieres March 8 at SXSW 2014 as part of the Visions section.
The film was produced by Edward Parks, Rachel Ward, Dan Burks, Joel Michaely and Katherine Ann McGregor. Niraj Bhatia and Frank Mele executive produced. The deal was negotiated by Parks and Mele at Rival Pictures and their legal team at Reder & Feig. Michael Helfand and Joe Matukewicz negotiated on behalf of SPWA. U.S. rights are being handled by Kevin Iwashina and Zac Bright of Preferred Content.


By admin on March 07, 2014 under Movie News0 comments

Tolkien’s Lord Of The Rings love letter up for auction

A letter in which author J.R.R. Tolkien debates whether to change a major plot point in The Lord Of The Rings is going up for auction. The note, written to Tolkien’s publisher Rayner Unwin in 1955, describes the novelist’s troubles while completing the third book in the trilogy, The Return of The King.
In the letter, Tolkien reveals poet W. H. Auden had urged him to cut out the romance between his characters Aragorn and Arwen, played by Viggo Mortensen and Liv Tyler in the film series, as he found the relationship “unnecessary and perfunctory”. The writer then appealed to his publisher, “I still find it (the romance) poignant… I hope you do,” before going on to address his concerns over whether the book was too long, adding, “I have I expect in the end kept too much.”
The letter will go under the hammer at Bonhams auction house in London on March 19 and is expected to fetch as much as US$12,800.


By admin on February 21, 2014 under Misc News, Movie News0 comments

New Layouts + recent pictures added

The main site and the gallery rockin’ brand new layouts. As much as I loved the old ones, it was defintely time for a change. I also updated the gallery with many new pictures. Happy surfing! :)

By admin on February 18, 2014 under Gallery Additions, Site Updates0 comments

“Jamie Marks Is Dead” clip released!

Director Carter Smith follows up his 2008 release The Ruins with Jamie Marks Is Dead, which premiered last month at the Sundance Film Festival. While we wait for release details, check out a creepy clip and the festival poster for the paranormal flick! The film stars Liv Tyler, Judy Greer, Noah Silver, Cameron Monaghan, Madisen Beaty, and Morgan Saylor.
Synopsis: Adam McCormick had just turned fifteen when the body was found in the woods. It is the beginning of an autumn that will change his life forever. Jamie Marks was a boy a lot like Adam, a boy no one paid much attention to—a boy almost no one would truly miss. And for the first time, Adam feels he has a purpose. Now, more than ever, Jamie needs a friend. But the longer Adam holds on to Jamie’s ghost, the longer he keeps his friend tethered to a world where he no longer belongs…and the weaker Adam’s own ties to the living become. Now, to find his way back, Adam must learn for himself what it truly means to be alive.


By admin on February 04, 2014 under Movie News0 comments

Will we ever see Liv Tyler in a The Strangers sequel?

It is the age-old story of a Hollywood movie being such a big hit that everybody starts calling for a sequel to get made and then the rumour mill starts to churn with talk of such a sequel. A lot of the time the studios do like to cash in on the success of a movie by making a sequel, yet there are also those that never happen.
Liv Tyler starred in The Strangers
Back in 2008, actress Liv Tyler starred in the impressive movie The Strangers, which proved to be quite the hit with fans and critics alike. With the way that The Strangers ended it most certainly left it open to a sequel and it was not long before talk of The Strangers sequel began to spread, with Liv Tyler attached to return.
There was still talk of The Strangers 2 happening in 2011, with a script being completed, a new director on board and Liv Tyler agreeing to a smaller role in the film. Meanwhile, the three stars who played the original villains were also set to return, torturing a new family, yet we have yet to see any progress on this project.
Even last year we heard rumours that The Strangers 2 was going to begin filming soon but again, nothing has happened. The fans most definitely want to see The Strangers sequel hit the big screen and, with a lot of the nonsense horror movies we have had of late, it would be nice to see something good.


By admin on January 31, 2014 under Movie News0 comments

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