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Elysium earned $286.14M worldwide off an estimated production budget of $115M. Related Content: Box Office: Updates On Pacific Rim, The Wolverine And Elysium Matt Damon On Replacing Eminem As The Lead In Elysium New Elysium Stills And Character Details New 'Elysium' Feature Explores Blomkamp's World Elysium arrives on home video Dec. 17th Running Time: 1 hr 50 minutes Release Date: August 09, 2013 MPAA Rating: R, for violence and graphic language Starring: Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, William Fichtner, Faran Tahir, Alice Braga Directed by: Neill Blomkamp Written by: Neill Blomkamp "In the year 2159, two classes of people exist: the very wealthy who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. Secretary Rhodes (Jodie Foster), a hard line government ofﬁcial, will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and preserve the luxurious lifestyle of the citizens of Elysium. That doesn »
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4. After learning to ride zebras during the filming of Racing Stripes in South Africa in 2005, she chose to stay in the country to complete her freshman year of high school.
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Odd List Ryan Lambie Simon Brew 12 Dec 2013 - 05:49
The year of Baggins, Potter and Spider-Man also had a wealth of lesser-known movies. Here’s our pick of 2002's underappreciated films...
At the top of the box office tree, 2002 was dominated by fantasy and special effects. Peter Jackson's The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers made almost a billion dollars all by itself, with Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets taking second place and Sam Raimi's Spider-Man not too far behind.
In many ways, 2002 set the tempo for the Hollywood blockbuster landscape, which has changed relatively little in the decade since. A quick look at 2013‘s top 10, for example, reveals a markedly similar mix of superhero movies, with Iron Man 3 still ruling the roost at the time of writing, followed by effects-heavy action flicks and family-friendly animated features.
As usual in these lists, we're looking »
Good news for fans of Ira Levin! The Weinsteins have secured the rights to bring a feature film version of his 1973 Broadway thriller Veronica's Room to the big screen for the first time. We're just surprised it's taken this long!
From the Press Release
Bob and Harvey Weinstein announced today they have signed on to executive produce, finance, and distribute a big-screen adaptation of author Ira Levin’s (Rosemary’s Baby, The Stepford Wives, Deathtrap) 1973 Broadway thriller Veronica’S Room, produced by The Allegiance Theater’s Daniel Dubiecki (Juno, Up In The Air) and Lara Alameddine, who originally brought the project to the Weinsteins’ new moniker, TWC-Dimension.
The dark tale of Veronica’S Room explores the thin line between fantasy and reality. Students Susan and Larry find themselves enticed to an old New England mansion by its caretakers to meet the sole surviving member of the family. They insist that »
- Uncle Creepy
When House of Cards became a huge hit back in February, receiving nine Emmy nods (and winning three) at this year’s ceremony, I was one of the few entertainment writers to remain vocally unhappy with the show. I found the first season of Netflix’s political drama to be more plodding than menacing, and I wasn’t a fan of Kevin Spacey’s despicably corrupt Us Representative Frank Underwood. Hopefully, the upcoming second season will yield improvements in writing and some much-needed depth for Spacey’s scheming protagonist.
Today, Netflix unveiled the first teaser for the second season of House of Cards, though fans of the show might be frustrated that all it entails is series star Robin Wright smoking a cigarette for thirty seconds. Still, the teaser does its duty in reminding us that season two is right around the corner.
Check it out below:
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- Isaac Feldberg
The second season of House of Cards includes a big bag of tricks. Netflix announced that select episodes are directed by Jodie Foster, Glengarry Glen Ross' James Foley, Carl Franklin (Homeland) and John David Coles (Justified), and The Following's Jayne Atkinson and Treme's Derek Cecil have been added to the cast. Photos: From 'Arrested Development' to 'House of Cards,' Exclusive Portraits of Netflix's Stars The show returns Feb. 14, but House of Cards actors Michael Kelly and Sebastian Arcelus could barely contain their enthusiasm just less than two weeks after production wrapped for its second season. They recently spoke to
- Ashley Lee
The acclaimed and contemporary American remake of celebrated 1990 UK series House Of Cards has unveiled a teaser trailer and press release confirming that the show will return on the 14th February 2014. Following a hugely successful 13-episode run, released exclusively on the increasingly popular video-on-demand service with a pilot directed by the brilliant David Fincher, Kevin Spacey’s Frank Underwood and the majority of the cast return for a second season. Expect more political scandal and cover-ups from the House of Representatives.
(Beverly Hills, CA – December 4, 2013) – The second season of the Netflix original series, from Media Rights Capital, “House of Cards,” premieres Friday, February 14, 2014. All 13-episodes of the season starring Academy Award® winner Kevin Spacey (“Horrible Bosses,” “American Beauty,” “The Usual Suspects”) and Golden Globe® nominee Robin Wright (“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” “Forrest Gump”), who both received Emmy® nominations for their performances in the first season, will be available »
- Craig Hunter
Netflix has come to the rescue with some solid plans for your upcoming Valentine’s Day/Presidents Day weekend. What better way to celebrate your relationship than to sit on the couch for three days straight, binge-watching season two of House of Cards? The streaming service announced today that all 13 episodes of the engrossing political drama series’ second season will be made available on Friday, February 14th, so make reservations with your couch accordingly. Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright return for season two, as Francis and Claire Underwood “continue their ruthless rise to power as threats mount on all fronts.” Though David Fincher didn’t direct any season two episodes, he is still involved as an executive producer and fellow producer Dana Brunetti recently told us that the busy filmmaker still had a hand in many aspects of the second season. Wright, Jodie Foster, Carl Franklin, James Foley, and John David Coles »
- Adam Chitwood
All 13 episodes will be available for streaming immediately, though a time was not announced. If it follows the pattern of the first season (and other Netflix original series), it will be at 12:01 a.m. Pst.
Season 2 promises to jump right back into the political intrigue of the first season -- Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey) and wife Claire (Robin Wright) will continue their grab for power, as Zoe (Kate Mara) and her cohorts work diligently to uncover Frank's crimes.
Look for Gerald McRaney to reprise his role as Raymond Tusk, in addition to other returning faces Mahershala Ali, Sebastian Arcelus, Kristen Connolly, Nathan Darrow, Michael Kelly and Molly Parker. Episode directors include star Wright and actress Jodie Foster.
Season 1 of "House of Cards" took home three Emmys at last summer's awards ceremony. »
Netflix has announced the second season of "House of Cards" will be made available on February 14, 2014 and to commemorate the moment a teaser trailer has been released featuring Robin Wright smoking a cigarette. You know, because... art. I can hardly remember how the first season ended so I'm sure I'll have to check out some sort of recap piece, but I guess that will happen when you sit down and binge watch 12 hours of the show over the course of a couple days in order to write a review. I do remember being partially let down by the ending of the first season, but that's partially because I thought it was only going to be a 12-episode story. I didn't expect a second season when I started watching or, for that matter, when I stopped. Hopefully this second season ends with a little more satisfaction, especially since we already know »
- Brad Brevet
Season 2 of House of Cards, the Netflix original political drama series, will be released on the streaming network in February 2014.
'House of Cards' Season 2
The Emmy-nominated series, a remake of the British show of the same name, stars Kevin Spacey as House Majority Whip Francis Underwood and Robin Wright as his wife Claire. Both actors were nominated for House of Card’s critically acclaimed first season. They’ll both be back for the series’ sophomore effort, as will director David Fincher and screenwriters Beau Willimon and Eric Roth.
“In the second season, Francis (Spacey) and Claire (Wright) Underwood continue their ruthless rise to power as threats mount on all fronts. Zoe Barnes (Kate Mara), an up-and-coming reporter and Francis’s former paramour, is inching closer to the truth about his crimes,” reads Netflix’s press release. “President Walker’s (Michel Gill) billionaire confidante Raymond Tusk (Gerald McRaney) demands »
Musicals have been tap dancing their way into moviegoers' hearts since the invention of cinema sound itself. From Oliver! to Singin' in the Rain, here are the Guardian and Observer critics' picks of the 10 best
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Historically, the British musical has been intertwined with British music, drawing on music hall in the 1940s and the pop charts in the 50s – low-budget films of provincial interest and nothing to trouble the bosses at MGM. In the late 60s, however, the genre enjoyed a brief, high-profile heyday, and between Tommy Steele in Half a Sixpence (1967) and Richard Attenborough's star-studded Oh! What A Lovely War (1969) came the biggest of them all: Oliver! (1968), Carol Reed's adaptation of Lionel Bart's 1960 stage hit and the recipient of six Academy awards. »
This year has seen major strides for gay rights, including the Supreme Court striking down the Defense of Marriage Act and dismissing California's Proposition 8. In just the last few years, there has been a cultural shift in how Americans view same-sex unions. A June poll found that today, more Americans support gay marriage than oppose it, compared to 2008, when 58 percent of Americans opposed it. One cause for this increased tolerance could be how outspoken public figures have become about their own sexuality. This week, actress Maria Bello came out with an essay in The New York Times, sharing her story of falling in love with a friend, and today British Olympic diver Tom Daley also opened up about his sexuality, posting a video message to say that he's currently dating a guy and couldn't be happier. Both announcements came on the heels of another statement from The Biggest Loser trainer Bob Harper, »
- Tara Block
There have been reports that a script for a follow-up film has been commissioned, but Lee set the record straight in a recent chat with Vulture.
"I don't care [what it says] on IMDb. As far as I know, it's on the shelf," Lee clarified.
He added: "That's a question you have to ask the studios, the powers that be: Why hasn't that film had a sequel? They still make sequels."
Lee is currently promoting the English-language version of the South Korean thriller Oldboy, but has said that he would not allow one of his own films to be remade.
"Over my dead body! Here's the thing: [Oldboy director] Park [Chan-wook] was okay with it. I'm not," he declared.
The filmmaker is »
At the age of 36, Sharlto Copley came out of nowhere to headline Neill Blomkamp's 2009 surprise sci-fi smash "District 9." In the four years since he's racked up credits that would make seasoned Hollywood veterans jealous, appearing alongside everyone from Jodie Foster and Matt Damon to Angelina Jolie and Liam Neeson in big budget entertainments like "The A-Team" and the upcoming "Maleficent." While he made his name by playing the hero of "District 9," this year Copley proved he also makes a solid antagonist with leering and viscous turns in "Elysium" and Spike Lee's "Oldboy" remake. Indiewire caught up with the actor, who's currently in the midst of shooting Blomkamp's latest "Chappie" in Johannesburg, South Africa, to discuss his remarkable rise and year of going bad. In "Chappie," Neill Blomkamp's next film, you're once again playing the hero, but this year you turned to the dark side with your »
- Nigel M Smith
Hard to believe, but there was a time before "The Twilight Saga." Five long years ago, Stephenie Meyer's books were best-sellers, but most people didn't know about her sparkly romantic vampires. "Kellan Lutz" and "Jackson Rathbone" were not household names. And Kristen Stewart was still best known for playing Jodie Foster's asthmatic little girl in "Panic Room."
All that changed five years ago this week, on November 21, 2008, with the debut of "Twilight." The vampire romance made instant A-listers out of Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner. It went on to earn about $400 million worldwide and spawn four similarly huge sequels (total worldwide gross: $3.3 billion). It put independent studio Summit on the map (where it was eventually gobbled up by Lionsgate) and launched a vogue that continues to this day for fantasy movies that appeal to teenage girls (notably, the "Hunger Games" franchise).
With its large supporting cast of vampires, »
- Gary Susman
Concept Art by Christian Pearce In the year 2159 two classes of people exist: the very wealthy, who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. The people of Earth are desperate to escape the planet's crime and poverty, and they critically need the state-of-the-art medical care available on Elysium - but some in Elysium will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and preserve their citizens' luxurious lifestyle. The only man with the chance bring equality to these worlds is Max (Matt Damon), an ordinary guy in desperate need to get to Elysium. With his life hanging in the balance, he reluctantly takes on a dangerous mission - one that pits him against Elysium's Secretary Delacourt (Jodie Foster) and her hard-line forces - but if he succeeds, he could save not only his own life, but millions of »
Unlike the chattering, hyperactive clan in that 1995 Jodie Foster–directed yarn, however, the Turners work overtime to repress their increasingly unmanageable crises. Poppy (Peter Bogdanovich, giving new meaning to the word "droopy") slurps martinis and broods in silence, hiding his womanizing, money-squandering ways. His yoga-obsessed, type A daughter Lindsay (Sonya Walger) is a closet philanderer too, and Lindsay's half-brother, Jacob (Ashton Holmes), favored by Poppy and his prissy second wife, Deborah »
In casting news, Robert Gant will appear on two upcoming episodes of The Tomorrow People
Virginia high school state tennis champ Mikey Drougas comes out to school on Twitter. Congrats! Now can he please turn pro so we can have a gay male professional tennis player?
Russell T. Davies is planning two new series for BBC’s Channel 4, about the “perils and pitfalls of 21st Century gay life,” titled Cucumber and Banana, as well as a third “factual webseries” titled Tofu. Here’s an explanation: “I once read about a scientific institute which had studied the male erection,” Davies explained. “It divided the hard-on into four categories, from soft to hard. One, tofu. Two, peeled banana. Three, banana. And four, cucumber. Right there and then, I knew I had my drama. »
Two arthouse film-makers took to the raging seas with fishermen from the New England town where Moby-Dick was set – and returned with a shocking record of a savage industry
Leviathan is an extraordinary collision of genres: an art film made by a pair of British and French anthropologists that works as a stupendous cinematic spectacle. Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Verena Paravel – founders of Harvard's radically interdisciplinary Sensory Ethnography Lab – set out to make a film based in New Bedford, the "whaling city" of New England and the historic background for Herman Melville's 1851 novel Moby-Dick. But they then became increasingly fascinated by the city's contemporary status as a fishing port.
Sailing on an 80ft-foot "dragger", Fv Athena, to the Grand Banks fishing grounds of the open Atlantic, Castaing-Taylor and Paravel equipped themselves and the crew with miniature GoPro cameras – new HD technology that has become beloved of documentary film-makers. The result, »
- Philip Hoare
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