The 20th annual Cucalorus Film Festival kicks off tonight with Dancalorus it runs through Sunday. Visit cucalorus.org for a complete schedule.
Cucalorus honors Dino De Laurentiis‘s legacy as this year’s retrospective artist. According to the Cucalorus web site, the program will feature his most famous films — like Flash Gordon and Hannibal — along with one of his earliest Wilmington productions — Crimes of the Heart. Immediately following the screening of Crimes of the Heart special guests, including Dino’s wife and long-time producing partner Martha De Laurentiis, will take the stage at Thalian Hall for an extended discussion to examine Dino’s legacy and the early days of the studios in Wilmington.
Other Wilmywood local flicks of note include:
Jon Landau’s Pushing Buttons (Starring Tammy Arnold, Sam Robison, Devin McGee, Lee Armstrong, Meredith Jackson and Jeffery Holler) — a dark comedy about five co-workers on their way to a company function who face adversity and discover some unexpected truths along the way. Saturday, November 15th, 10pm City Stage Screen (Swedish Flowers Shorts Block)
Times Like Dying (Starring Anthony Reynolds, Mike Holmes, Cullen Moss) Exhausted and on the run from a desperate bank robbery, a mangy gang finds shelter at a small farmhouse of a frail and sickly US Marshal. Soon the truth of their exploits come to light as Miss Ledbetter, the Marshal’s nursemaid, overhears their fireside conversation. She is taken hostage by the menacing Lonzell Dixon, who surprises her at gunpoint. Tensions escalate when Lonzell’s greed, lust, and struggle for power overtake him and the household. Thursday, November 13, 7:15 PM, Thalian Main
Meanwhile Orlando Jones’ “Tainted Love” Premiere and Film Festival runs today and tomorrow. In attendance will be of course Orlando Jones, Katia Winters, John Noble and Lyndie Greenwood.
Secrets and Lies has officially wrapped yesterday.
The Choice is back on private property today.
Sleepy Hollow is shooting on the sound stages today.
Blue Mountain State begins production next week.
RATINGS: Monday night’s episode of Sleepy Hollow pulled a 1.5 in the ratings with 4.65M viewers in the A18-49 demo.
Our Under the Dome/The Longest Ride lady Britt Robertson landed a lead role in the Eddie Murphy movie, Cook, which is about a cook who is hired by a dying man to make meals for his girlfriend and his daughter after he passes. Eddie Murphy will play Henry Church, an artistic man who agrees to care for the dying Marie Brody and her daughter Charlotte for six months, only to end up ingrained in their lives for the next 15 years.
MOST POPULAR THIS WEEK:
- THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 11/06/2014 TBS Pilot for NC, HBO in Concord, and crew jobs in other states.
- THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 11/11/2014 Coo Coo for Cucalorus, Crew member needs your help, Tammy and more.
- WILMINGTON, NC: Crew Call for Blue Mountain State – The Movie
- THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 11/03/2014 Max Steel in your Happy Meal, Cullen Moss among the Walking Dead, and more
- Extras Casting Director named for Blue Mountain State!
- THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 11/07/2014 Sleepy Hollow, The Choice, TBS pilot and more.
- NC Film and small businesses that benefit.
That just about does it for me; I will have more Wilmywood updates for you tomorrow morning (unless something breaks) and every weekday morning we do “What’s Up in Wilmywood” at 7:30am & 8:30am LIVE on Sunny 104.5. And on Thursdays during Cape Fear CW‘s Primetime News at 10! Got Scoop? Email me: firstname.lastname@example.org. Or message me on Wilmywood’s FB or on Twitter. You can also just post your comments below! Until then, that’s a wrap!!