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"The Silence of the Lambs" This is definitely my favorite Best Picture-winning horror movie featuring Chris Isaak in a supporting role. Let's just think about the glamor of 1991 for a minute: "Point Break" occurred. Kate Nelligan was in whatever movie she wanted. CeCe Peniston was a reigning pop star, which is important because her last name has "penis" in it. And "Silence of the Lambs" was an ominous and unconventional movie that everyone agreed was fantastic. Anthony Hopkins is in "Silence of the Lambs" for less than 20 minutes but his performance lingers far after the credits roll. Jodie Foster is charismatic and august as Clarice Starling, who is no mood for fava beans by the time the movie is over. "Rain Man" I keep pretending I'm incapable of enjoying Tom Cruise in movies anymore, yet "Rain Man" is about as timeless and likable as a 1988 drama is allowed to be. »
- Louis Virtel
[Editor's Note: This post is presented in partnership with Time Warner Cable Movies On Demand in support of Indie Film Month. Today's pick, "Good Kill," is available now On Demand.] How loyal are our drone pilots to their cause, really? What happens when they start to question the ethics of drone warfare? These are just a few of the controversial questions raised in "Good Kill," the new film from writer-director Andrew Niccol, which follows a drone pilot who becomes disillusioned with his video game-esque job when he realizes the extent of the damage his work inflicts. Ethan Hawke ("Boyhood") stars as the drone pilot alongside January Jones ("Mad Men") as his wife and Zoë Kravitz ("Divergent") as a fellow pilot. "Good Kill" is notable in that it looks at a different--though no less controversial--side of drone warfare: how it affects the pilots and their families. After the film's premiere at the 2015 Tribeca Film »
- Becca Nadler
Eighteen years after the release of Gattaca, Ethan Hawke and Andrew Niccol are back together for a film called Good Kill. Hawke leads as Tom Egan. He used to work overseas as an Air Force pilot, but now he’s stateside piloting drones from an air-conditioned bunker just outside of Las Vegas. Even though the job ensures he’s safe and sound, and gets to go home to his wife and kids every night, he actually longs for the fear that comes with flying into combat. I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Hawke to discuss reteaming with Niccol, the importance of having real drone pilots on set and if his step-brother, who’s a green beret in the military, has seen the film. Check out what Hawke had to say about all of that, his experience working at Burger King and the possibility of making a Boyhood »
- Perri Nemiroff
MGM’s upcoming remake of The Magnificent Seven has found its villain, with Variety reporting that Peter Sarsgaard (Garden State, The Slap) has signed on to play Bartholomew Bogue, the leader of the group of outlaws terrorising a Mexican village.
The Magnificent Seven is being directed by Antoine Fuqua and features al all-star cast that includes Denzel Washington (The Equalizer), Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy), Chris Pratt (Jurassic World), Ethan Hawke (Boyhood), Wagner Moura (Elite Squad), Haley Bennett (The Equalizer), Byung-hun Lee (G.I. Joe: Retaliation), Luke Grimes (Fifty Shades of Grey), Matt Bomer (Magic Mike Xxl) and Vincent D’Onofrio (Daredevil).
The Magnificent Seven is slated for release on January 13th 2017.
- Gary Collinson
Good Kill is one of those films that owes everything to its headlining actor. Written and directed by Andrew Niccol, the film is highly character-driven and heavy on the solemn, brooding emotional atmosphere. A well-written film, Good Kill wears its heart on its sleeve and makes no qualms about its political tendencies, but primarily is carried by its star’s performance.
Ethan Hawke plays Major Thomas Egan, a man resigned to spending the rest of his career in a metal box piloting unmanned drones via remote control joysticks. Egan has a wife and child, but has become distant and isolated within himself as he begins to question the ethics of his military and the morality of his actions under orders.
Niccol directs the film with enough prowess to maintain the viewer’s attention, but the down-trodden mood of the film occasionally takes its tole, leaving the audience wanting a touch »
- Travis Keune
The Magnificent Seven: Peter Sarsgaard, who has played nasty, brutish characters in the past (Lovelace, above), is in final negotiations to take on a villainous role in The Magnificent Seven. He would join Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio, Haley Bennett, Luke Grimes, and Matt Bomwer; Antoine Fuqua is set to direct. Meanwhile, Jason Momoa has reportedly dropped out of the project. [Variety/Deadline] Transformers: Writer/producer Akiva Goldman, who was recently charged with developing sequels and spinoffs for the Transformers cinematic universe, has tapped key creative talents to join his so-called "writer's room." To begin with, that includes Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead), Art Marcum and Matt Holloway...
- Peter Martin
Antoine Fuqua has already lined up an impressive cast for his remake of the remake of Seven Samurai, meaning The Magnificent Seven. He has brought on Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio, Haley Bennett, Byung-Hun Lee and Matt Bomer. And now we can add another person to that cast list: Peter Sarsgaard. He will be taking on the villain role of the piece, playing robber baron Bartholomew Bogue. Sarsgaard has played villains in the past, and it can go either way with him. Let's just hope it isn't this again. Photo: Warner Bros. Sarsgaard is to play Bartholomew Bogue, a robber baron whose hired thugs kill the husband of a woman who hires a group of mercenaries (the titular seven) to take back the small town that has become Bogue's stomping grounds. The script was most recently reworked by John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side) following up on »
- Mike Shutt
In the film, Bogue is a robber baron whose hired thugs kill the husband of a woman (Haley Bennett) who hires a group of mercenaries to take back the small town that has become the baron's stomping grounds.
The news comes as Jason Momoa has dropped out of the film which also stars Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D’Onofrio, Byung-Hun Lee and Matt Bomer. Roger Birnbaum and Todd Black will produce.
Source: Heat Vision »
- Garth Franklin
The Magnificent Seven: Peter Sarsgaard, who has played nasty, brutish characters in the past (Lovelace, above), is in final negotiations to take on a villainous role in The Magnificent Seven. He would join Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio, Haley Bennett, Luke Grimes and Matt Bomer; Antoine Fuqua is set to direct. Meanwhile, Jason Momoa has reportedly dropped out of the project. [Variety/Deadline] Transformers: Writer-producer Akiva Goldman,...
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Variety is reporting that Peter Sarsgaard is in talks to take on the role of villain in Antonie Fuqua's interpretation of The Magnificent Seven. Sarsgaard will be joining Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke, Chris Pratt, Vincent D'Nofrio, Haley Bennett and Luke Grimes in the cast. He will play the role of the robber baron who leads the gang that is terrorizing the small town that asks for the others' help.Production is expected to start shortly. ...
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What’s a heroic band of gunslingers without a bad guy to fight? Thankfully Antoine Fuqua‘s The Magnificent Seven has finally found its villain in Peter Sarsgaard, who’ll play robber baron Bartholomew Bogue. Sarsgaard joins a starry cast that includes Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, and Vincent D’Onofrio. It no longer includes Jason Momoa, who has pulled […]
- Angie Han
Andrew Niccol’s Good Kill centers on Tom Egan (Ethan Hawke), a former Air Force pilot who now operates drones stateside. As one might expect, his wife Molly (January Jones) loves that he’s safe and sound in an air conditioned bunker and gets to come home to her and the kids every night, but Tom’s still eager to get back in the air. With Good Kill currently in select theaters and hitting VOD on May 22nd, I got the chance to talk to Jones about Molly and Tom’s relationship and how she prepared for the role. You can catch that and what Jones had to say about her worst job prior to acting in the video interview below. In case you missed it, click here for my interview Niccol, here for the one with Zoe Kravitz and here to check out what the cast had to say »
- Perri Nemiroff
After months of casting on MGM and Sony’s remake of The Magnificent Seven, the Western is finally gearing up to roll cameras later this month. Today brings word that perennial baddie Peter Sarsgaard is in final negotiations to play robber baron Bartholomew Bogue, the villain of the film whose cronies murder the husband (Matt Bomer) of a young woman (Haley Bennett), leading her to hire an unruly band of mercenaries to take back her town. Simultaneously, though, word has it that Jason Momoa has dropped out of the project, leaving one supporting role unclaimed.
Sarsgaard has made a career out of playing nasty psychopaths, from John Lotter in Boys Don’t Cry to the controlling Chuck Traynor in Lovelace, so he’s well-suited for the part of a murderous Western baddie.
As for Momoa, Deadline reports that he departed the pic after feeling like he “didn’t have enough to do, »
- Isaac Feldberg
It feels like we’ve been reporting for a while on the people who will play the heroic gunslingers in Antoine Fuqua’s new take on The Magnificent Seven. But what about the villain of the piece? Now we know that Peter Sarsagaard is in negotiations to fill that role, finalising a deal to play Bartholomew Bogue, a robber baron.Bogue and his goons target a small town perched near a gold mine. When the villains kill several people in their attempt to take the place over, a young woman (Haley Bennett), who lost her husband in the fight, hires a bounty hunter (Denzel Washington) to dispatch the bad guys, supplying him with the necessary funds to hire six gunmen to help him in his mission. Which is where Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Luke Grimes, Wagner Moura, Byung-hun Lee and Vincent D’Onofrio come into play.But one thing Sarsgaard »
It looks like the Magnificent Seven remake has found its villain.
The upcoming movie will follow a young widow (Haley Bennett) hiring a group of gunslingers to protect her village from pillaging cowboys. »
Peter Sarsgaard has joined the cast of the remake of “The Magnificent Seven,” TheWrap has learned. From director Antoine Fuqua, the A-list cast also boasts Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D’Onofrio, Wagner Moura, Haley Bennett, Jason Momoa and Matt Bomer. The upcoming MGM movie is a modern take on the 1960 film “The Magnificent Seven,” which follows seven gunfighters who help defend their homes in an oppressed Mexican village. Also Read: Sundance: Peter Sarsgaard, Winona Ryder, 'Experimenter' Director Talk Torture (Video) Roger Birnbaum will produce the film, based on Akira Kurosawa’s “Seven Samurai.” Sony Pictures will co-finance the project. »
- Matt Donnelly
Peter Sarsgaard is in final negotiations to play the villain in MGM and Sony’s “The Magnificent Seven” remake. He’ll be joining an all-star cast that includes Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt and Ethan Hawke.
Sony and MGM are splitting the cost evenly, with Sony distributing the pic, while MGM oversees production.
The 1960 film, a remake of Akira Kurosawa’s “The Seven Samurai,” starred Yul Brynner and Steve McQueen. It centered on seven gunslingers who protect an oppressed Mexican village from a group of outlaws.
- Justin Kroll
Antoine Fuqua's update of the classic western The Magnificent Seven has found it's black hat: Peter Saarsgaard has joined the all-star cast in the villain role. The exact character has yet to be revealed, but Variety reports the negotiations for the film are in the final stages. Saarsgard joins the already cast Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke, Chris Pratt, Vincent D’Onofrio, Wagner Moura, Haley Bennett,Lee Byung-hun, Matt Bomer and Jason Momoa. The new »
- Alex Maidy
This year’s Cannes Film Festival continues in earnest over in the sunshine of France, and as ever lots of news on film purchases are underway. One film that is “on sale” over the Channel is Vincent-n-Roxxy, for which the first image has debuted online courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter…
Billed as a revenge action thriller, the film stars Emile Hirsch (Into The Wild) and Zoe Kravitz (Good Kill) as a couple who have an uneasy relationship and are forced to go on the run as violence follows them. The film is directed by Gary Michael Schultz (Devil in My Ride) and is being touted to various distributors by Fortitude International.
Kravitz can currently be seen in George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road opposite Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron, while Hirsch can next been seen in Sundance entry Ten Thousand Saints with Hailee Steinfeld and Ethan Hawke.
- Scott J. Davis
Women have been turned away from a screening at this year's Cannes Film Festival for not wearing heels.
The report provoked a backlash online and was also a topic of discussion at the Sicario press conference on Tuesday (May 19), as filmmaker Denis Villeneuve vowed to walk the red carpet in heels with stars Benicio del Toro and Josh Brolin in protest.
— Alex Ritman (@alexritman) May 19, 2015
Emily Blunt gives a big "no" to the news that women have been banned from #cannes events for wearing flat shoes
— Alex Ritman (@alexritman) May 19, 2015
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