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Why It Works: Being John Malkovich

Why It Works is an ongoing column which breaks down some of the most acclaimed films in history and explores what makes them so iconic, groundbreaking, and memorable. ****SPOILERS AHEAD**** I don't know what your favorite puppeteer-finds-a-portal-into-a-famous-actor's-conscience movie is, but mine's probably BEING JOHN MALKOVICH . The feature film debut of...
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Doug Liman in talks to direct latest young-adult franchise for Lionsgate

There's been a scramble to discover the next great young-adult franchise ever since THE HUNGER GAMES blew up; some have been successful (THE MAZE RUNNER), others less so (THE DIVERGENT SERIES: ALLEGIANT), but the search continues. Lionsgate picked up the rights to to Patrick Ness' Chaos Walking trilogy several years ago and at one point Robert Zemeckis was attached to direct,...
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Why It Works: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Why It Works is an ongoing column which breaks down some of the most acclaimed films in history and explores what makes them so iconic, groundbreaking, and memorable. ****SPOILERS AHEAD**** If ever there was a screenwriter worthy of the Why It Works treatment, it's Charlie Kaufman . With films like BEING JOHN MALKOVICH , ADAPTATION , and SYNECDOCHE, NEW YORK ,...
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Ink & Pixel: Special Edition - The Top 5 Animated Films of 2015

Ink & Pixel is a source of pride and joy for me as a writer and as such, I'm always striving to take this column further for those who read and enjoy it. In an effort to widen the reach of our continuously growing fanbase, Ink & Pixel has broadened its horizons with the inclusion of films from the Horror, Sci-Fi, Action-Adventure, and Fantasy genres. Additionally, if you yourself, or anyone...
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Charlie Kaufman praises the animators of Anomalisa in this filmmaker letter

The story of a man crippled by the mundanity of his life and finally experiencing something out of the ordinary may not seem like ripe material for a stop-motion animated film, but leave it up to Charlie Kaufman to do exactly that. Not only that, but the man has the good sense to recognize where his work ends and the animators' work begins. Kaufman recently wrote the following...
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Pair of Anomalisa featurettes introduce you to Michael and Lisa

I really cannot say enough fantastic things about Charlie Kaufman 's ANOMALISA (and neither could JimmyO when he caught the film at AFI Fest). I believe this is a film that is really going to surprise a lot of people given the emotional weight in carries in such unassuming packaging, and I would hope self-proclaimed movie-lovers give it a shot in the coming weeks. But to aid in...
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Witness the beauty of stop-motion with this Anomalisa featurette

Michael Stone, husband, father and respected author of "How May I Help You Help Them?" is a man crippled by the mundanity of his life. On a business trip to Cincinnati, where he's scheduled to speak at a convention of customer service professionals, he checks into the Fregoli Hotel. There, he is amazed to discover a possible escape from his desperation in the form of an...
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Review: Anomalisa (AFI FEST 2015)

PLOT: Michael Stone is a celebrated writer who comes to speak at a conference to inspire others. The only problem is, his own boring and predictable life is tearing him apart. However, there is a glimmer of hope when he meets a strange woman who happens to be unlike anybody else in his mundane world. REVIEW: One of my favorite aspects of walking into a film festival is the...
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First trailer for Anomalisa gets you ready for more Charlie Kaufman goodness

Come across anyone who managed to see ANOMALISA at this year's Telluride Film Festival, and you won't be able to get them to shut up about how tremendous a film Charlie Kaufman has made. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that, other than the fact that your conversation will leave you wishing you could see the movie as soon as possible in order to hopefully be impacted as...
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Charlie Kaufman will rewrite IQ 83 with Steve Carell set to star

It looks like Charlie Kaufman and Steve Carell have managed a way to work together after all. You may recall Carell was set to star in the musical FRANK OR FRANCIS , but that movie was shelved due to lack of financing. Now Paramount has hired Kaufman to rewrite an adaptation of Arthur Herzog’s science-fiction novel “IQ 83” for Carell to star. He will play Dr....
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Robert Zemeckis might go Chaos Walking with screenwriter Charlie Kaufman

Besides TWILIGHT and THE HUNGER GAMES, adaptations of young adult novels have struggled in theaters. BEAUTIFUL CREATURES, THE HOST and most recently MORTAL INSTRUMENTS did not perform nearly as well as expected, but that doesn't mean Hollywood is going to stop looking for a book series that could launch a new film franchise and (of course) make a ton of cash. The Wrap is...
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Guillermo Del Toro stacks adaptations of Frankenstein and Slaughterhouse Five onto his brimming plate of projects

With his latest opus about to hit theaters this week, PACIFIC RIM helmer Guillermo Del Toro is once again talking about the projects he'd like to tackle in the future, including his long-gestating take on FRANKENSTEIN with Benedict Cumberbatch and a new adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut's SLAUGHTERHOUSE FIVE with a script by none other than Charlie Kaufman (BEING JOHN...
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