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Movies And TV

Between the CW’s new line up and the 2013 summer blockbusters, there are plenty of choices for your viewing pleasure. NighcapTV will cover some of those choices.

moviesAndTVBetween gossip, news, red carpets, interviews, new releases…. there is always something going on.

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FYI
17 hours ago

USA Film Festival Brings Hollywood To Dallas

One of the longest running film festivals in the US calls Dallas it’s home. The USA Film Festival holds events year round, but this week they are hosting it’s 44th annual spring festival at the Angelica Theater off of Mockingbird.

Find our more about the festival at www.usafilmfestival.com

johnOpening up this year’s festival is John Turturro’s film “Fading Gigolo”. An offbeat comedy about a florist who’s enticed into having sex for money by a long time friend played by Woody Allen.
John Turturro is no stranger to festivals. When asked about festivals and the USA Film Festival John said, “Sometimes you’re looking to sell a film or get exposure. This is sort of an introduction into the community. There’s all different reasons people go into festivals. I’ve been here before with Romance and Cigarettes.

 

The festival has had important directors and actors through the years but is also known for showcasing local and indie talent.

Actress Stacey Cunningham  also talked with us. She’s a big fan of the festival and a little nervous. Stacy expressed her excitement, “I’ve had previous films that have screened… but as me as an actress but this is the first time a short film I film produced and wrote will be premiering here!”

To find out about the films and showcases go to www.usafilmfestival.com

 

 

FYI
4 days ago

SALEM DEBUT ON WGN

This weekend one epic fantasy production is bringing magic and the Salem Witch Trials right into our homes.  WGN America is branching out into scripted television and doing it with a bang with their new series Salem. Filmed in Louisiana, Salem tells the story of a town turning on itself to find the evil dwellers among them.

On April 20th, something wicked is coming into our homes…witches! It’s with these witches that WGN America brings us its first original series and takes us inside the infamous Salem Witch Trials. Filmed in Louisiana, Salem tells the story of a town whipping itself into a witch-hunting frenzy.

Salem has a little bit of everything…sex, violence, religion, politics.

Mix this with eye candy and plenty of drama, and WGN hopes this will be the right concoction to charm audiences.

So far, it’s working wickedly well.

 

Some Dallas residents had the chance to see a sneak preview of Salem at the Angelica theater off of Mockingbird. We caught up with them and here are some of their responses …  I really enjoyed it, it was awesome … I didn’t want it to stop, it was exciting … People are going to love it … Scared out of my mind, it was so scary … It’s unlike any other TV show!

For trailers and more about Salem, visit http://www.wgnamerica.com/shows/salem or follow on twitter @SalemWGNA

WGN America is owned by Tribune The Parent Company of CW33.

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You may have seen the signs. Or passed by a school with his name, but many don’t know the real story of Cesar Chavez.

Filmmaker Diego Luna brings the story of Cesar Chavez to life. He became passionate about telling the Chavez story when he realized many people in the states were unaware of it. Actor Michael Peña was one of those people. You may recognize him from such films as Crash and End of Watch. He had to do some research before playing the Iconic Civil Rights Activist.

We also had a chance to talk with Hector Flores, a former president of LULAC, who was part of the migrant stream coming through Dallas and the states working the farms.

Cesar Chavez helped combat the oppressive conditions for migrant farm workers in the 60′s and 70s.

To honor Cesar Chavez cities like LA and Fort  Worth are calling today the Birth date of Cesar a Holiday.

 

CESAR CHAVEZ is now in theaters. See full interview with cast below.

www.wegothiscovered.com

 

FYI
03/23/14

BREAKING DOWN DIVERGENT

Divergent is blowing up the box office.  It’s a big weekend for fans of the Divergent trilogy. We met up with some of the stars of the film here is what they had to say.

SHAILENE WOODLEY

This young adult series is expected to compete with the likes of Twilight and Hunger Games. With names like Kristen Stewart and Jennifer Lawrence now being house hold names, Shailene Woodley is expected to be added to the mix. She can be seen opposite George Clooney in the Descendants and now opposite Ashley Judd in Divergent. Divergent’s Shailene Woodley talks about her  recent success.

DIVERGENT is a thrilling action-adventure film set in a world where people are divided into distinct factions based on human virtues. TrisPrior (Shailene Woodley) is warned she is Divergent and will never fit into any one group. 

When she discovers a conspiracy by a faction leader (Kate Winslet)to destroy all Divergents, Tris must learn to trust in the mysterious Four (Theo James) and together they must find out what makes being Divergent so dangerous before it’s too late. Based on the best-selling book series by Veronica Roth.

ASHLEY JUDD AND TONY GOLDWYN

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He may look a little familiar. He was the bad friend in Ghost and was trying to kill Ashley Judd in Kiss the Girls. Tony Goldwyn has been in front of and behind the camera in some capacity since the mid 80′s. In that time he’s worked with Ashley enough that she jokes that she can’t seem to get rid of him, even after Morgan Freeman killed him in Kiss the girls.

Both Ashley and Tony are in the new Divergent film based on the best selling young adult novel.

THE FACTIONS

Divergent  is the first installment in the Divergent trilogy written by  American author Veronica Roth.  It is set within a dystopian world similar but different than that in the Hunger Game series. This world is divided by factions. Each faction is based on the characteristics of the people in it. Some factions are more humble, others more daring, and at  a certain age a test will dictate which faction you are best suited for. Unless your test are off the charts and you are found to be DIVERGENT.

Ansel Elgort who plays Caleb Prior in the story explains the Factions Below.

Find out more about divergent at

Watch Divergent Movie Trailer Below.

It’s a big weekend for fans of the Divergent trilogy. This young adult series is expected to compete with the likes of Twilight and Hunger Games. With names like Kristen Stewart and Jennifer Lawrence now being house hold names, Shailene Woodley is expected to be added to the mix. She can be seen opposite George Clooney in the Descendants and now opposite Ashley Judd in Divergent. Divergent’s Shailene Woodley talks about her  recent success.

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Ashley Judd Visits Dallas for TV Pilot

He may look a little familiar. He was the bad friend in Ghost and was trying to kill Ashley Judd in Kiss the Girls. Tony Goldwyn has been in front of and behind the camera in some capacity since the mid 80′s. In that time he’s worked with Ashley enough that she jokes that she can’t seem to get rid of him, even after Morgan Freeman killed him in Kiss the girls.

Both Ashley and Tony are in the new Divergent film based on the best selling young adult novel.

DIVERGENT is a thrilling action-adventure film set in a world where
people are divided into distinct factions based on human virtues. Tris
Prior (Shailene Woodley) is warned she is Divergent and will never
fit into any one group. When she discovers a conspiracy by a faction
leader (Kate Winslet)to destroy all Divergents, Tris must learn to trust
in the mysterious Four (Theo James) and together they must find out
what makes being Divergent so dangerous before it’s too late.
Based on the best-selling book series by Veronica Roth.

www.divergentthemovie.com

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ASHLEY JUDD BRINGS HOLLYWOOD TO DALLAS

Check out this fun marketing effort for the new Muppet Movie. The Ranger’s Prince Fielder can be seen in this video below.

The newest Texas Ranger, Prince Fielder, has not received a warm welcome from Muppet villain, Constantine. Constantine is determined to be the lead stealing baseman this year and has taken them from Prince! See exactly what Constantine is up to.
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She’s the attractive funny superstar that can be seen in such movies as Kiss the Girls, Double Jeopardy and soon can be seen in the upcoming blockbuster Divergent. I had a chance to talk with her. As soon as she heard I was from Dallas she got excited and told me about her upcoming pilot being shot here called Salvation.  So I wanted to see what else was going on in Dallas.

I met up with Janis Burkland the Dallas Film Commissioner, who was working on activities for the upcoming Dallas International Film Festival. It sounds like the Dallas Film Commission has been pretty busy. Conan O Brian is Coming to the Majestic, Two NBC pilots are being filmed in town, and the DIFF just around the corner.

All this production should be a good thing for local rental and production houses. Brad Beasley the Vice President for the Dallas MPS studio gave me a tour of the studio and told me about the healthy steady year his business has been having.

This boost in Dallas production is also a chance for local actors to get a chance to be seen. Legacy Casting founder Andrei Constantinescu  met up with me at the Angelica to talk about how good it is to be a background Actor in Dallas at the moment. With the Dallas TV show, and two NBC pilots in the works, its a good time to get on a studio set and make a little extra money.

Getting Back to Ashley

Ashley sent me home with a homework assignment of sorts. She wants to know where the best Zumba and Mexican food places are in Dallas. Let Ashley know on her Twitter @Ashleyjudd

And check her out next weekend on the new Divergent Film.

Her Pilot is needing extras. Go to the Legacy Casting Facebook for more details.

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DIVERGENT:

Ashley Talks about working with Tony on Divergent Film.

Jason Bateman has his directorial debut with Bad Words, and Kristen Bell revisits a fan favorite in Veronica Mars. Hear what they both have to say.

Both movies are due out in March.

Bad Words

From Bad Words Facebook page

 

BADWORDS:

Jason Bateman (Identity Thief) makes his feature directorial debut with the subversive comedy Bad Words. Mr. Bateman stars as Guy Trilby, a 40-year-old who finds a loophole in the rules of The Golden Quill national spelling bee and decides to cause trouble by hijacking the competition.

http://www.focusfeatures.com/bad_words

https://www.facebook.com/BadWordsMovie

 

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