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Solace tells the story of a veteran FBI detective (Morgan) and his younger ambitious partner (Cornish) who enlist the help of the reclusive, retired civilian analyst, Dr. Clancy (Hopkins) to help solve a series of bizarre murders.
When Clancy’s exceptional intuitive powers, which come in the form of vivid and disturbing visions, put him on the trail of the killer (Farrell), the doctor soon realizes his gift of second sight is little match against the extraordinary powers of this elusive murderer on a mission.
Solace is directed by Alfonso Poyart (2 Rabbits) and also stars Xander Berkeley, Marley Shelton, Janine Turner and Kenny Johnson. The film was shot in 2013 and is still without a UK or Us release date, but will open in France next month. »
- Gary Collinson
Shot in 2013 and sitting around ever since, it's probably not the best sign that the psychological, supernatural serial killer thriller "Solace" is of a particularly high caliber. That said, the cast is enough to lure more than a few viewers, with Anthony Hopkins, Colin Farrell, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and Abbie Cornish among the players. And now you can see the result with the first trailer. Read More: Colin Farrell Joins Anthony Hopkins In Serial Killer Thriller 'Solace' Alfonso Poyart ("2 Rabbits") directed the flick about an FBI agent who enlists he help of a retired doctor with psychic abilities to track down a murderer. Uh, okay. Here's the official synopsis: Solace tells the story of a veteran FBI detective (Morgan) and his younger ambitious partner (Cornish) who enlist the help of the reclusive, retired civilian analyst, Dr. Clancy (Hopkins) to help solve a series of bizarre murders. When Clancy’s exceptional intuitive powers, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
At one time it was being lined up as a potential "Se7en" sequel. Then, after years stuck in development and some major retooling and re-writing, the supernatural serial killer thriller "Solace" finally went before the cameras back in 2013 under the helm of Brazilian director Alfonso Poyart ("2 Rabbits").
Anthony Hopkins, Colin Farrell, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Abbie Cornish star in the film about an FBI agent (Cornish) who enlists he help of a retired doctor (Hopkins) with psychic abilities to track down a murderer (Farrell). The first trailer is now out from the film which is currently slated for release in France on September 9th. No U.S. date is yet set.
- Garth Franklin
After 19 years, Tom Cruise's first major franchise is still one of Hollywood's best.
As Ethan Hunt, the star turned himself into an action hero with 1996's "Mission: Impossible" -- going Full Cruise with all the running, punching and jumping onto a bullet train from (naturally) an exploding helicopter. The first film was a huge hit, spawning five sequels -- all from different directors, as the series aims to give each "Mission" its own unique fingerprint.
Cruise is back for the latest installment, "Rogue Nation." Before you see the movie this Friday, your mission -- should you choose to accept it -- is to check out these 27 facts about the "Mission" films.
"Mission: Impossible" (1996)
1. Before locking down Brian De Palma to direct, the first filmmaker Cruise approached about "Mission" was Sydney Pollack, whom he had worked with previously on Paramount's 1993 summer hit, "The Firm."
2. De Palma designed many of the »
- Phil Pirrello
Some of the most anticipated movies of the Fall will make their debut at the four major festivals that annual suck up the movie world's attention during a five-week period beginning in September. The New York Film Festival has already revealed that "The Walk," "Steve Jobs" and "Miles Away" will be its major galas. The 40th Toronto International Film Festival announced its initial wave of selections on Tuesday giving away many of the "secret" premieres at the Telluride Film Festival over Labor Day weekend. Earlier this month Venice announced it would open with Universal Pictures' "Everest" and debut Scott Cooper's "Black Mass" with Johnny Depp out of competition. Now, the festival has unveiled a majority of its slate with some very exciting surprises. The biggest news is that Tom Hooper's "The Danish Girl" will have its world premiere in Venice. The highly anticipated drama has already generated »
- Gregory Ellwood
Rome — The Venice Film Festival has unveiled a potentially strong lineup with enough studio/specialty titles toplining A-list stars — including Jake Gyllenhaal (“Everest”), Johnny Depp (“Black Mass”) and Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne (“The Danish Girl”) — to boost its role as a classy awards-season platform, plus new works by Charlie Kaufman, Alexander Sokurov, Amos Gitai, Marco Bellocchio and many other high-caliber international auteurs.
As previously announced, Baltasar Kormakur’s mountain-climbing thriller “Everest” from Universal, starring Gyllenhaal, will open Venice out of competition on Sept. 2 — a nice coup for artistic director Alberto Barbera, segueing from “Birdman” as opener last year, and sci-fi thriller “Gravity” in 2013.
With Toronto less aggressive in its push to secure more world preems, Venice is bowing several hot titles — including Cary Fukunaga’s child-soldier drama “Beasts of No Nation,” Atom Egoyan’s “Remember” and Tom McCarthy’s “Spotlight,” featuring Michael Keaton’s first post-“Birdman” screen appearance — that are subsequently Toronto-bound. »
- Nick Vivarelli
Last summer, Movieweb was invited by Sony Pictures to the set of Goosebumps in Atlanta, Georgia. Goosebumps, for anyone living under a rock for the last thirty years, is a collection of children's horror books by author R.L. Stine. Stine is one of the best-selling writers in history with over four hundred million books sold. Goosebumps has had several adaptations over the years, but this is the first big-budget, Hollywood movie. Goosebumps is produced by Scholastic Media's Executive Vice-President, Deborah Forte; an industry stalwart who was also responsible for the popular 90s TV show based on the books. Jack Black stars with direction by animation and effects veteran Rob Letterman.
Our first note from Sony was to wear proper shoes. This is what you want to hear as a reporter attending a movie set. Why? Because the odds of just sitting around in a studio for hours watching takes is substantially decreased. »
'Everest' 2015, with Jake Gyllenhaal at the Venice Film Festival. What global warming? Venice Film Festival 2015 jury: Oscar winner Alfonso Cuarón president The 2015 Venice Film Festival, to be held Sept. 2–12, has announced the members of its three main juries: Venezia 72, Horizons, and the Luigi De Laurentiis Award for Best Debut Film. In case you're wondering, “Why Venezia 72”? Well, the simple answer is that this is the 72nd edition of the festival. Looking at the lists below, you'll notice that, as usual, Europeans dominate the award juries. The only two countries from the Americas represented are the U.S. and Mexico, and here and there you'll find a sprinkling of Asian film talent. Golden Lion jury The Golden Lion – Venezia 72 Competition – jury is comprised by the following: Jury President Alfonso Cuarón, the first Mexican national to take home the Best Director Academy Award (for the Sandra Bullock-George Clooney »
- Anna Robinson
The performance of an actor playing a villainous role can sometimes be the most interesting part of the film. This is an in-depth look at some of those performances which were awarded with an Oscar.
To get a good character in film, you have to develop that character. The audience needs to see the world through their eyes in order to understand their perspective and motivations. This is especially true with villains, which are arguably more difficult to develop than a traditional protagonist. Often times villains are given the short end of the characterization stick in any given film, which makes sense. It’s not easy making an action that could hurt or harm other people seem logical, so many films don’t put much effort into it. The audience recognizes a villain when they see one, and they know he is bad because of his actions, no matter how questionable they may be. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (G.S. Perno)
'Pixels' movie with Adam Sandler. 'Pixels' movie weekend box office: Adam Sandler vs. 'Ant-Man' Despite its underwhelming domestic box office debut last weekend, Marvel's Ant-Man may turn out to be the winner in North America this weekend (July 24–26, '15) thanks to another underwhelming debut: that of the Adam Sandler Pixels movie. According to weekend box office projections found at Variety, the Chris Columbus-directed Pixels is expected to open with $25 million from 3,723 locations – following a $10 million Friday take (including $1.5M from Thursday previews). If so, that'll place Adam Sandler's latest lowbrow comedy – now in 3D – on a par with Sandler domestic disappointments like Jack and Jill and Funny People. Deadline.com, for its part, is expecting $27-$28 million by Sunday evening. Sat., July 25, update: According to studio box office estimates, Pixels underperformed on Friday, taking in $9.2 million. That's below figures for Jack and Jill and, adjusted for »
- Zac Gille
'Ant-Man': Paul Rudd as Scott Lang. 'Ant-Man' box office below expectations: Lowest Marvel Cinematic Universe domestic debut Starring Paul Rudd as a bug-like (sizewise) action hero, Ant-Man was expected to open with $60-$65 million from 3,856 U.S. and Canada locations this past weekend, July 17-19, '15. That didn't happen. A mere three days ago, Variety enthused that Ant-Man was "marching to a solid $65 million weekend at the U.S. box office." But instead of a $65 million domestic debut like those of Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger, Ant-Man bowed with a considerably more modest $57.22 million (down from the studio's $58.04 million Sunday estimate), including Thursday evening screenings. This latest Marvel Cinematic Universe entry averaged a highly disappointing – especially for an McU entry with loads of steeper-priced 3D and IMAX / Pfl screenings – $14,841 per location. But really, why "highly disappointing"? Trailing 'The Incredible Hulk' Even taking into account the fact »
- Zac Gille
The Prince Caspian actor has joined HBO’s upcoming sci-fi drama, which takes place at a futuristic theme park where robots go nuts and attack the guests.
Per EW.com, Barnes will replace Once Upon a Time‘s Eion Bailey in the role of Logan, a louche bachelor and veteran Westworld guest whose hedonistic romp through the park is motivated by self-indulgence and a desire to help his friend, William.
Bailey, whose casting was reported just one week ago, »
Pooley, who died on July 14, was the Cleric in the “Star Trek: Voyager” episode “Blink of an Eye” and had a recurring role as Professor Eric Stahlman in the “Doctor Who” serial “Inferno.” He’s the oldest actor to have appeared in both franchises.
Pooley’s notable West End theater career included Chorley Bannister in the original cast of Noel Coward’s “Peace in Our Time,” as well as roles in “Twelve Angry Men,” “The Tempest” and “Othello.” He was also a guest director at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London and directed Anthony Hopkins in “The Waltz of the Toreadors.”
His earliest film credit is 1948’s “Penny and the Pownall Case.” In later years, Pooley turned to painting and was a permanent »
- Reece Ristau
Shaun The Sheep Movie is finally opening in U.S. theaters on August 5.
It was announced today that Silva Screen Records will release composer Ilan Eshkeri’s ebullient score to Aardman Animation’s latest claymation shenanigans.
Ilan Eshkeri is a British composer and songwriter best known for his concert work, songwriting collaborations, film scores and video game scores.
Recent film work includes Still Alice, for which Julianne Moore won an Oscar, Kevin Macdonald’s Black Sea starring Jude Law, 47 Ronin starring Keanu Reeves, and the Oscar nominated The Invisible Woman, Ralph Fiennes’ second outing as a director. Other films include Oscar winning The Young Victoria, Kick-ass and Stardust.
Eshkeri is currently commissioned to compose a ballet, and »
- Michelle McCue
Updates with Ben Barnes taking over role of Logan: A bit of Once Upon A Time, House of Cards, Pacific Rim and Borgen is coming to the HBO series about theme park robots gone wrong. With Miranda Otto having exited Westworld, the series has a replacement plus a trio of new castings to join Ed Harris, Anthony Hopkins, Jeffrey Wright, Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden and Thandie Newton. The biggest shift in these castings for the reboot of the 1973 pic is the addition of Sidse… »
Hannibal, Season 3, Episode 7, “Digestivo”
Directed by Adam Kane
Airs Saturdays at 10pm (Et) on NBC
From its very first episode, Hannibal has had to contend with a certain element of dramatic irony. One needn’t be a cinephile or fan of Thomas Harris’ novels to know of Hannibal Lecter, Hannibal the Cannibal, and for the name to immediately conjure the image of Anthony Hopkins locked in a cell, or wearing a straightjacket and strapped to a gurney. It feels safe to say that everyone watching the series Hannibal knows that at some point, barring a complete break from the source material, Hannibal Lecter will end up in police custody. With “Digestivo”, Bryan Fuller and company finally bring this moment to pass, catching up to the lesser informed segment of the audience—those only peripherally familiar with Red Dragon or Silence of the Lambs—and doing so in style. »
- Kate Kulzick
Reminded that two of her fellow nominees for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (Grace and Frankie‘s Lily Tomlin and Veep‘s Julia Louis-Dreyfus) play her mother and her sister on Showtime’s Web Therapy, Kudrow adds that a third category-mate, Nurse Jackie‘s Edie Falco, appeared on the Kudrow-produced docu-series Who Do You Think You Are?
RelatedEmmy Nominations 2015: Michael Ausiello’s Snappy Judgements
Think back to the science fiction cinema of the 1990s, and some of the decade's biggest box-office hits will immediately spring to mind: The Phantom Menace, Jurassic Park, Independence Day, Men In Black, Armageddon and Terminator 2 were all in the top 20 most lucrative films of the era.
But what about the sci-fi films of the 1990s that failed to make even close to the same cultural and financial impact of those big hitters? These are the films this list is devoted to - the flops, the straight-to-video releases, the low-budget and critically-derided. We've picked 50 live-action films that fit these criteria, and dug them up to see whether they're still worth watching in the 21st century.
So here's a mix of everything from hidden classics to forgettable dreck, »
I interviewed actor Christian Slater in November, 2008 for Venice Magazine. Having long had a reputation as an "enfant terrible" in his youth, Slater surprised me somewhat with his calm, measured demeanor and thoughtful outlook. He was promoting his well-reviewed, but ultimately short-lived, TV series "My Own Worst Enemy," which we discussed a bit, but Slater was eager to reflect on his entire career and life, which he did with aplomb. My other memory of the chat is that during our dinner, the power went out in the restaurant or hotel where we met (the location of which has been lost to time) and the halogen streetlights outside casting our talk in a strange, other-worldly glow for a good 30 minutes. All these factors made our meeting a memorable one. Slater can currently be seen on the new USA Network series "Mr. Robot," which is also being lauded critically, and will hopefully »
- The Hollywood Interview.com
Sidse Babbett Knudsen ("Borgen") is set to take over for Miranda Otto in HBO's upcoming robot theme park-themed series "Westworld". Knudsen will play Theresa Cullen, the pivotal operations head of Westworld.
Also hopping onboard are Eion Bailey ("Once Upon A Time") as ladies man Logan, Jimmi Simpson ("House of Cards") as park-newbie William, and Clifton Collins Jr. as sly criminal Lawrence. They join a cast that includes Ed Harris, Anthony Hopkins, Jeffrey Wright, Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden and Thandie Newton. [Source: Deadline]
DC's Legends of Tomorrow
Confused about what's going on with Firestorm in the upcoming "The Flash" spin-off, namely will Robbie Amell still be in the role? His co-star and the character's other half Victor Garber (who plays Martin Stein) says he knows about as much as us:
"I can tell you this much. It will be resolved and you will see Robbie, but the Firestorm, they're in the comics, »
- Garth Franklin
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