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U.S. Version Of French Zombie Hit 'The Returned' In Development


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An English language remake of the popular French supernatural drama, Les Revenants ('The Returned'), is reportedly in development, as the original prepares to premiere in the US on Halloween (31st Oct.) on the Sundance channel. The Canal+ drama aired earlier in the UK this year and a second season, currently in development, will air on Channel 4 next year.

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Anne Consigny Starred In The French Language 'Les Revenants.'

The US remake will apparently be aired on cable channel A&E, who adapted Hitchcock's Psycho movie into the recently aired Bates Motel. A&E's Executive Vice President David McKillop spoke of his channel's enthusiasm for airing the show: "The Returned takes an incredibly unique approach, filled with suspense and twists and turns, to the subject of the living dead," he said, via Digital Spy.

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The Returned Season One Comes To An End; What Are People Saying About The Finale?


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Les Revenants - or The Returned for us Anglophones - has drawn to an end after eight thrilling, zombie-filled episodes. With the small French mountain community at grips with the invading undead menace. After a thoroughly well-received initial seven episodes, the pressure was on for the writers to live up to expectations. But how did the episode hold up? Here's what the critics are saying for the finale of the French apocalyptic drama.

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Anne Consigny stars in the show

This article obvious contains spoilers. Closing with the town's citizens holed up away from the rest of the world in an isolated hostel and with the undead seemingly winning their gun battle with the police, one concern that critics seem to have found with the season finale is the sloppy ending, rendering the series is an unnecessary limbo between season one and two.

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'Vous N'avez Encore Rien Vu' (You Ain't Seen Nothin Yet) Premiere During The 65th Cannes Film Festival

Lambert Wilson, Anne Consigny, Hippolyte Girardot and Cannes Film Festival - Anne Duperey, Pierre Arditi, Sabine Azema, Lambert Wilson, Anne Consigny, Hippolyte Girardot Monday 21st May 2012 'Vous N'avez Encore Rien Vu' (You ain't seen nothin yet) premiere during the 65th Cannes Film Festival

Lambert Wilson, Anne Consigny, Hippolyte Girardot and Cannes Film Festival
Lambert Wilson, Anne Consigny, Hippolyte Girardot and Cannes Film Festival
Alain Resnais, Anne Consigny, Hippolyte Girardot, Lambert Wilson and Cannes Film Festival

You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet Photocall During The 65th Cannes Film Festival

Anne Consigny, Lambert Wilson and Cannes Film Festival - Anne Consigny, Lambert Wilson Monday 21st May 2012 You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet photocall during the 65th Cannes Film Festival

Anne Consigny, Lambert Wilson and Cannes Film Festival
Anne Consigny, Lambert Wilson and Cannes Film Festival
Anne Consigny and Cannes Film Festival

The Heir Apparent: Largo Winch Trailer


Nerio Winch is a self made multi billionaire. While relaxing on his yacht one day he is pulled to his death by a scuba diver who had been lying in wait. Nerio's death throws his company into financial distress, as Nerio apparently has no living heirs to carry on the business.

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WIld Grass [Les Herbes Folles] Review


Very Good
At age 87, director Resnais creates a playful and often infuriating comedy about the impulsive things people do in reaction to something unexpected. And even though it's not an easy film, it's still great fun.

When the imaginative Georges (Dussollier) finds a wallet in a parking garage, he begins to wonder about the owner. He hands the wallet to a cop (Amalric) and goes home to his wife (Anne Consigny), with whom he has two adult children (Forestier and Vladimir Consigny). Meanwhile, the wallet's owner, Marguerite (Azema), also begins to wonder about this strange man who found it. But when they get in contact, strange obsessions lead to irrational decisions and actions. Or maybe they're just imagining what could possibly happen.

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A Christmas Tale Review


Extraordinary
French director Arnaud Desplechin returns to the U.S. three years after his last domestically distributed picture, Kings & Queen, bearing a gift of another sort in A Christmas Tale. Seeing release approximately a month before the titular holiday, like some Black Friday extravaganza, Desplechin packs all manner of cinematic devices, narrative theatrics, and filmic vernacular into this work of unimaginable generosity.

Only a few days before the sugar plums and wassail are set on the table, Junon Vuillard (Catherine Deneuve), the grand matriarch of a family of lunatics, is diagnosed with a serious case of lymphoma, the same disease that already claimed her eldest son Joseph. The film opens with her husband Abel (Jean-Paul Roussillon) mourning over his son with a startlingly breezy candor. Employing shadow puppets, the lineage of the Vuillard family in its current incarnation is explained, leading to Ivan (Melvil Poupad), the youngest of Junon's children.

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The 2008 Cannes Film Festival - Day 4 - 'Vicky Cristina Barcelona' - Premiere

Anne Consigny - Anne Consigny, Chiara Mastroianni and Emmanuelle Devos Saturday 17th May 2008 at Cannes Film Festival Cannes, France

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The 2008 Cannes Film Festival - Day 3 - 'Un Conte De Noel' - Photocall

Anne Consigny and Catherine Deneuve - Anne Consigny, Catherine Deneuve, Chiara Mastroianni and Emanuelle Devos Friday 16th May 2008 at Cannes Film Festival Cannes, France

Anne Consigny and Catherine Deneuve
Anne Consigny and Catherine Deneuve
Anne Consigny and Catherine Deneuve
Anne Consigny and Catherine Deneuve
Anne Consigny and Catherine Deneuve

The Diving Bell And The Butterfly Review


Excellent
Jean-Dominique Bauby, Jean-Do to his loved ones, was an editor for the Parisian branch of Elle magazine before he suffered a stroke at 43 and became completely paralyzed save one eye. A playboy of sorts, he was also a great father, an irresponsible husband, and an excellent writer. Suffering from locked-in syndrome and communicating via a visual alphabet, Bauby dictated his abstract yet wholly absorbing account of his days trapped inside his own body, which he equates with living in a diving bell. His account became an autobiography of sorts and was published two days before he succumbed to heart failure.

Julian Schnabel's The Diving Bell and the Butterfly takes its title from said book, and, like its source material, the film has a spiffy discordance to it. When Bauby (the great Mathieu Amalric) opens his eyes, so does the camera, and we are struck by the light in the same petrified and blurry way that Bauby is. Manipulated to Brakhage-like lengths, the image has the same effect as Jean-Do's fumbling voiceover; we are as unsure of his footing as he is. His pleading to not sew up an eye threatened by infection becomes our begging; we don't want to lose the slight view we have. Then, with little preparation, we aren't with the protagonist anymore, and we are looking at a frozen, terminally-twitched face in a hospital bed.

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The Heir Apparent: Largo Winch Trailer

The Heir Apparent: Largo Winch Trailer

Nerio Winch is a self made multi billionaire. While relaxing on his yacht one day...

WIld Grass [Les Herbes Folles] Movie Review

WIld Grass [Les Herbes Folles] Movie Review

At age 87, director Resnais creates a playful and often infuriating comedy about the impulsive...

A Christmas Tale Movie Review

A Christmas Tale Movie Review

French director Arnaud Desplechin returns to the U.S. three years after his last domestically distributed...

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly Movie Review

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly Movie Review

Jean-Dominique Bauby, Jean-Do to his loved ones, was an editor for the Parisian branch of...

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