Tag: film

NME Festival blog: Martin Scorsese’s next film is already firming up production plans

It’s not necessarily that Martin Scorsese loves the limelight – but he certainly doesn’t stay out of it for very long. With The Irishman finally on Netflix as of last week and a busy awards season ahead, Marty is already making future plans for his next film. It’s been rumoured for a while that the esteemed […]

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NME Festival blog: Christian Bale explains why there’s no fourth Christopher Nolan ‘Batman’ film

The director declined the chance to create a fourth film in his ‘Dark Night’ series Christian Bale has explained why a fourth installment in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Night series of Batman films was never made, despite an offer being on the table. While promoting his new film Ford v Ferrari, Christian Bale spoke with the Toronto Sun about his […]

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NME Festival blog: The Rise of Skywalker’ — what we know so far about the final film in the trilogy

Return to a galaxy far, far away… Following the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, it’s time to get excited about for Episode 9/IX: The Rise of Skywalker. Ahead of its December release, here’s what we know about the final film in the new Skywalker trilogy. Recent updates: J.J. Abrams says The Rise of Skywalker will […]

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NME Festival blog: Bruce Springsteen opens up about the film adaptation of ‘Western Stars’ in revealing new interview

“I’m a man of many talents. You know I write books and Broadway plays and now l’m making movies. I’m going to try being an astronaut next: I’ll let you know how that goes.” Bruce Springsteen has opened up about the film adaptation of Western Stars in a new Q&A at the London Film Festival. Speaking […]

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NME Festival blog: Manic Street Preachers tease release of ‘The Holy Bible’ live film

Prepare for ‘Be Pure Be Vigilant Behave’ A concert film capturing Manic Street Preachers‘ acclaimed 20th anniversary tour of their seminal album ‘The Holy Bible’ looks like it could be set for a wider release. Shot during the band’s long-time collaborator and BAFTA-winning director Kieran Evans, Be Pure Be Vigilant Behave first premiered in Cardiff […]

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NME Festival blog: This is the one ‘Friends’ storyline that Matthew Perry refused to film

Probably for the best… It’s been revealed that Matthew Perry refused to film one specific storyline after it was outlined to him by the Friends writing team. The actor famously played Chandler Bing in the iconic sitcom – which became popular across the globe during its initial run between 1994 until 2004. But in the […]

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NME Festival blog: Bruce Springsteen to release soundtrack album to ‘Western Stars’ film

Including a cover of ‘Rhinestone Cowboy’ The soundtrack to Bruce Springsteen’s new film Western Stars will be released next month. ‘Western Stars – Songs From The Film’ will collect all of the live performances in the film, which centers on the Boss performing his chart-topping ‘Western Stars’ album in full. A band and orchestra joined […]

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NME Festival blog: ‘Joker’ gets eight-minute standing ovation at Venice Film Festival premiere

Four hundred and eighty seconds of applause? Must be good then Joker, the new DC movie starring Joaquin Phoenix, drew an eight-minute standing ovation this weekend at its Venice Film Festival premiere. Debuting Saturday night (August 31) at the historic Sala Grande, both Phoenix and director Todd Phillips were present, as was Zazie Beetz, who stars as Phoenix’s […]

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NME Festival blog: The Cure announce new concert film to celebrate their 40th anniversary

It will arrive in UK cinemas this October The Cure have announced a new concert film to celebrate some of the band’s 40th anniversary shows. CURÆTION-25: From There To Here | From Here To There will be built around footage from the band’s set at the 2018 edition of the Southbank Centre’s Meltdown Festival, which was […]

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The Guardian festival blog: ‘It felt like a wonderful dream’ – DA Pennebaker on making Monterey Pop | Film

Lou Adler, promoter and producer In 1967 there was a meeting at Mama Cass’s house that included Paul McCartney. The general conversation was: “Why isn’t rock’n’roll considered an art form in the way that jazz and folk are?” A few weeks later, the promoters Alan Pariser and Ben Shapiro got in touch to book the […]

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