1-20 of 1356 items from 2013 « Prev | Next »
Rory O’Malley says he doesn’t worry about being typecast in gay roles. “I definitely don’t get leery about being typecast. I just love being cast… I love playing gay characters. I think it’s fantastic that there have been these rich gay characters for me to do… They’re fully-formed people, with points of view, and something different to bring to the story.”
HBO is developing a series on the club scene in South Beach called Club Life: Miami from producers John Singleton and Russell Simmons. Based on the locale and the involvement of Simmons, I think it’s safe to say we can expect some gay content if it goes to series.
- Ed Kennedy
It's Speed in Sofia as former racing driver Brent Magna (Ethan Hawke) is forced to race around the Bulgarian capital by the unseen villain who has kidnapped his wife. What the fiend wants is a mystery, but thanks to a specially wired-up ride he can direct and follow Magna's every move. So it's probably not the best night for the car's sassy young owner (Selena Gomez) to try to get it back. »
Richard Linklater, who's been getting a lot of love this year for the Celine-and-Jesse Trilogy (Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, and Before Midnight), has finally finished another long-term project, a movie sometimes referred to as Boyhood. He's been shooting it for some twelve years now with his Before star Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette, and newcomer Ellar Coltrane, who plays their son, a kid we'll see age from 7 to 18. "It's the ultimate collaboration," Linklater told us at the Ifp Gotham Awards, where he was receiving a career tribute Monday night. "It's cool. I'm so happy with it. And I'm so happy to be done!" As for the title, he said, "I think we're going to have another name. That's always been kind of a working title, but it's so much more than that. It's boyhood, it's parenthood, it's everything.""It's too special to articulate," agreed Hawke, who was on hand for »
- Jennifer Vineyard
Director: Courtney Solomon.
Running Time: 90 minutes.
Synopsis: Former race car driver Brent Magna (Ethan Hawke) is pitted against the clock when his wife is kidnapped by a mysterious villain. He commandeers a young woman’s car and takes her on a high-speed race against time.
Since his awful directorial debut Dungeons And Dragons, Courtney Solomon has only one directing effort to his name prior to Getaway – the equally woeful horror An American Haunting. Instead, for the majority of his film career he’s chosen to stay in the background, producing independent straight-to-dvd genre sequels in the likes of The Butterfly Effect and Universal Soldier franchises, which perhaps speaks volumes.
- Craig Hunter
The Writers Guild of America has remained tough on qualifying scripts for its screenplay awards, excluding more than a dozen high-profile scripts, including John Ridley’s screenplay for “12 Years a Slave.”
The guild’s restrictions — far more rigorous than other guilds — require that scripts be produced under WGA jurisdiction or under a collective bargaining agreement in Canada, Ireland, New Zealand or the U.K. The WGA had no immediate comment on the exclusions, but the restrictions on eligibility are a longstanding practice at the guild.
Other notable screenplays excluded include Peter Morgan’s screenplay for “Rush”; Ryan Coogler’s script for “Frutivale Station”; “Philomena,” written by Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope and “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom,” penned by William Nicholson.
Voting to determine the WGA’s nominees launched Tuesday on 95 eligible screenplays — 41 in the adapted category and 54 in the original category. The guild’s restrictions also require that the »
- Dave McNary
Benaroya will produce through his Benaroya Pictures. Story centers on an MI6 agent who meets Sentinel, the code-name for his predecessor. Sentinel is managing a network of high-level Russian spies who are being killed off one by one while Russian nationalists are trying to cause war.
Dunn was an MI6 field officer who recruited and ran agents, coordinated and participated in special operations and acted in deep-cover roles throughout the world. He conducted over 70 missions before becoming a novelist.
Benaroya announced in September that his banner would finance post-apocalyptic thriller “Z for Zachariah,” shooting in January and starring Chris Pine, Amanda Seyfried and Chiwetel Ejiofor. Based on the Robert O’Brien novel, that story follows a teenage girl who lives alone on »
- Dave McNary
The Independent Feature Project's Gotham Awards are truly New York indie, just as Film Independent's Indie Spirits are very Los Angeles. Thus Monday night's awards benefited feature winner "Inside Llewyn Davis," a portrait of the 60s New York folk scene from New York's own Coen brothers, "Fruitvale Station," which won best rising director and artist for Ryan Coogler and Michael B. Jordan, respectively, and actor winners Brie Larson ("Short Term 12") and Matthew McConaughey ("Dallas Buyers Club"). (Livestream is here.) Also getting an award season boost were tributees Forest Whitaker, who produced "Fruitvale Station" and starred in "The Butler," the late James Gandolfini, whose supporting role in "Enough Said" is gaining traction, and Richard Linklater, whose collaborators Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy lauded him over a noisy room. That rattled Lee Daniels enough that he tried to quiet things down during his Whitaker tribute, saying, "Shut the fuck up." As he talked. »
- Anne Thompson
New York – The Ifp's 23rd annual Gotham Independent Film Awards took place Monday night at the New York restaurant Cipriani Wall Street. Many of the indie film scene's biggest names were in attendance, including Steve Buscemi, Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke, Oscar Isaac, Jared Leto, Richard Linklater, Lupita Nyong'o and Shailene Woodley, among others. And while plenty of attention will and should be paid to the lovely event and the night's big winners -- Inside Llewyn Davis over 12 Years a Slave for best feature, Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club) over Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) and Robert Redford (All
- Scott Feinberg
The Gotham Independent Awards, the annual New York event that kicks off awards season, looked more like the Oscars this year — or at least the star-studded Independent Spirit Awards — with a roster of attendees that included Forest Whitaker, Ethan Hawke, Jared Leto and Shailene Woodley.
But unlike so many other awards shows intent on predicting future Oscar winners, the ceremony sponsored by Independent Filmmaker Project stayed true to its roots by honoring a batch of quirkier winners.
Joel and Ethan Coen’s “Inside Llewyn Davis,” a musical comedy starring Oscar Isaac, won best film. “Twelve Years a Slave,” which was nominated for the most (four) Gothams and is considered the Academy Awards frontrunner, was completely shut out of the gala at Manhattan’s Cipriani Wall Street. It even lost the night’s audience award to “Jake Shimabukuro: Life on Four Strings,” a little-seen documentary about a ukelele virtuoso.
For the first time, »
- Ramin Setoodeh
Julie Delpy speaking in West Hollywood in NovemberStargazing sometimes leads us to believe that we really know the faces who act out our human dramas onscreen. Or that we know the characters they portray as if they were neighbors. It’s a false intimacy and a fantasy, fiction being fiction and strangers being strangers, but sometimes the illusion is too perfect to deny. Such is the case with Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke as Celine and Jessie in the “Before…” trilogy. The actors cowrote and costarred in the decades spanning trilogy under the guidance of Director Richard Linklater and the films, perfectly spaced out every nine years, have allowed audiences to age along with them, which has only added to their ephemeral mystique. The films are grounded in reality through their short single day stories and long takes - real life happens one day at a time and without a »
- NATHANIEL R
Sorry, What to Watch took a turkey day break as last week was really light on new product worth mentioning. This week? Pretty much the same but we don’t want you to miss us too badly. Here’s five recent Blu-ray, DVD, and streaming releases that may have caught your attention on new release shelves lately, ranked in the order we’d add them to our holiday wish list.
The Simpsons: Season Sixteen
Photo credit: Fox
“The Simpsons: Season Sixteen”
While the quality of the show itself has gone down, some would say notably, Fox continues to truly impress with the Blu-ray and DVD releases for the legendary hit. Not only do they include notable bonus material and great transfers but they have commentaries on every single episode. These are still the standard-bearers for television on Blu-ray and DVD. Go ahead, make fun of the quality of »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
Well, at least Ethan Hawke is being upfront and honest. The 43-year-old actor got very candid on the topic of love and fidelity during an interview with Mr. Porter, speaking about his past relationship with actress Uma Thurman, his current relationship with Ryan Hawke and his thoughts on people's "childish" view of monogamy. Hawke first met Thurman on the set of their 1997 film Gattaca, and the actor says it "was a great moment in my life and a great moment in Uma Thurman's life, and we fell madly in love and wanted to do all that." They were married for six years before divorcing in 2004. The pair has two children together, daughter Maya, 15, and son Roan, 11. "We tried »
12 Years a Slave continues to be the leader in the clubhouse when it comes to nominations. After leading the Spirit Award nominations it now leads the International Press Academy's (Ipa) 2013 Satellite Award nominations with a total of ten noms, followed by American Hustle and Gravity, each with eight nominations. The top five nominees were rounded out by Rush with seven nominations and Inside Llewyn Davis and Saving Mr. Banks with six nominations each. The Satellites, however, are an interesting bunch. As you can see there are several nominations in each category, leaving pretty much no stone unturned. I guess you could say no nomination for Octavia Spencer (Fruitvale Station) is a surprise and, in my personal opinion, with such a large field of nominees I'd like to see Joaquin Phoenix (Her) get a nomination, but that certainly isn't going to be a film for everyone even though Arcade Fire was »
- Brad Brevet
Indiewire will provide updates of our predictions for the 86th Academy Award nominations through January 16th, 2014, when the nominations are announced. Here's our take on the best adapted screenplay category, where John Ridley's script for "12 Years a Slave" is a definite frontrunner. "Philomena," "Captain Phillips," "August: Osage County" and "Before Midnight" seem like the strong contenders beyond that, but now "The Wolf of Wall Street" has pushed the four of them to fight it out for three slits. Either way, compared to original screenplay it's a much weaker race with roughly half the contenders. Best adapted screenplay predictions below. Check out all predictions in all the categories here. The Locks: 1. John Ridley, 12 Years a Slave 2. Terence Winter, The Wolf of Wall Street Fighting It Out For The Last 3 Slots: 3. Billy Ray, Captain Phillips 4. Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke & Richard Linklater, Before Midnight 5. Tracy Letts, August: Osage County 6. Steve Coogan »
- Peter Knegt
Here's the first trailer for a modern-day adaptation of William Shakespeare's Cymbeline. The movie was directed by Hamlet director Michael Almereyda, who teamed back up with Ethan Hawke to bring this story to the big screen.
The new adaptation takes "the tale of Roman and Celtic nobility battling it out and takes it to the streets. Explosions, machine guns and lots of people looking pretty grimy."
As of right now there is no release date for the film. It doesn't even have a U.S. distributor. Thanks to The Playlist.
- Joey Paur
Ethan Hawke views human sexuality is complex, and as a result, the actor sees the notions of fidelity and monogamy as a bit "childish" in their expectation. Hawke - formerly married to Uma Thurman - is now married to Ryan Shawhughes since 2008. He's okay and happy with her now but cedes that may change over time. "People have such a childish view of monogamy and fidelity. 'He's cheated so he's bad, she's cheated so she's bad,' as opposed to a recognition that our species is not monogamous," he revealed in an interview for Mr Porter's November 2013 issue. "To act all indignant, that your world has been rocked because your lover wasn't faithful to you, is a little »
- April Neale
According to Mr. Porter's November 2013 issue, the 43-year-old actor, who had fallen in love with the 43-year-old actress on the set of their film 'Gattaca', said that it was a great moment in both of their lives and they had fallen madly in love and wanted to do all that.
Hawke said that they tried to be optimistic, as everyone wants to believe in love and the possibility of love and the older one gets, the more they realize how powerful love is, Us magazine reported.
He added that he doesn't regret marrying early. (Ani) »
- Ketali Mehta
Ethan Hawke has been a favorite of mine for a long time and only seems to get more handsome with age. And it seems he’s not above spreading that handsome around. “My relationship with my present wife is thrilling to me and I’m committed to it. But neither she nor I know what shape the future will come in. Sexual fidelity can’t be the whole thing you hang your relationship on. If you really love somebody you want them to grow, but you don’t get to define how that happens. They do. People have such a childish view of monogamy and fidelity. ‘He’s cheated so he’s bad, she’s cheated so she’s bad,’ as opposed to a recognition that our species is not monogamous. To act all indignant, »
- Ed Kennedy
It's been nine years since Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman divorced, but the 43-year-old actor is continuing to open up about their past, and how they first fell in love on the set of their 1997 film Gattaca. "Gattaca was a great moment in my life and a great moment in Uma Thurman's life, and we fell madly in love and wanted to do all that," Hawke tells Mr. Porter's November 2013 issue of their past relationship. "We tried to be as optimistic as we could be: [...] »
(Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Véréna Paravel, 2012, Fra/UK/Us) 87 mins
An arthouse fishing-trawler documentary sounds like a practical joke, but this takes us to places we've never before – into the ocean depths and back out on to the decks with the catch. It's a series of dark, semi-abstract tableaux full of flapping fish, clanking machinery and tattooed fishermen doing wet, gory work. It's easy to forget this is real life you're watching.
Saving Mr Banks (PG)
How Walt Disney came to make Mary Poppins was hardly a pressing movie mystery, and one suspects a spoonful of drama has been added, but the leads are eminently watchable.
- Steve Rose
1-20 of 1356 items from 2013 « Prev | Next »
IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.See our NewsDesk partners