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As 2015 hits the halfway mark, it’s encouraging that so many upcoming films look promising — because so far, the Oscar possibilities are meager, to say the least.
Once again, fact-based dramas will dominate awards buzz. There are at least 14 with scheduled dates, and another three possibilities for this year. Six of these earn the highest possible praise: People from rival studios like them.
That roster includes “Black Mass,” starring Johnny Depp as Boston mob kingpin Whitey Bulger; “Concussion,” about the NFL’s efforts to deny the repercussions of players’ repeated concussions; “Spotlight,” with Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton and Rachel McAdams as the Boston Globe reporters who uncovered child abuse in the Catholic Church; “Trumbo,” about Dalton Trumbo and the House Un-American Activities Committee; “Truth,” the Dan Rather-George W. Bush scandal pic; and “The Walk,” about high-wire artist Philippe Petit, played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
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- Tim Gray
Not all Hollywood blockbusters are about rampaging dinosaurs, time-traveling cyborgs or spandex-clad heroes.
Some big-budget movies get by just fine focusing on real-life moments of danger and drama. "Apollo 13" is one of those films.
Released 20 years ago today on June 30, 1995, here are 20 things you need to know about how director Ron Howard and star Tom Hanks worked to deliver one of the best space movies in the history of always.
1. It may be one of the most iconic lines in movie history, but "Houston, we have a problem" isn't exactly what was said during the mission. Jim Lovell actually said, "Houston, we've had a problem." The edit was made for the film because "we've had" implies that the problem is over.
2. On that note, Jim Lovell wasn't the only astronaut to speak that famous line. Jack Swigert first radioed in with "Okay, Houston -- we've had a problem here. »
- Phil Pirrello
Mel Gibson, whom I interviewed for Venice Magazine in late 2000, was my first real childhood hero I sat down with. If you were a Gen-x male, Mel Gibson was the closest thing we had to Paul Newman, Steve McQueen and Sean Connery: a guy's guy whom guys wanted to emulate and women wanted to copulate. If you were a guy who liked girls, the math in the previous equation was pretty simple: be like Mel. Sadly, Gibson's life has taken a very public turn for the worse in the last decade, since his personal legal and troubles stemming from a 2006 DUI arrest in Malibu were made public, one from which his image has yet to fully recover. It was an unfortunate fall from grace for a guy who literally had Hollywood, and the world, in the palm of his hand after sweeping the 1995 Oscars with his box office smash "Braveheart. »
- The Hollywood Interview.com
The pragmatic Austrian who went to hell and back offers some candid testimony but the post-crash story is played too straight
This studious documentary profile – Austrian-assembled, despite its overblown American voiceover – benefits from the candid testimony of a driver who went to hell and back while displaying a supremely Teutonic matter-of-factness: on being offered the last rites in the wake of that 1976 inferno, Lauda recalls “my pragmatic thinking was that it couldn’t do any harm”.
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- Mike McCahill
As anyone who followed the arduous casting process held by Marvel and Sony in the search for their new Spider-Man knows, locking in a Peter Parker for the 2017 reboot wasn't an easy task. But earlier this week, the two collaborating studios finally announced that Tom Holland had won the job. And almost immediately after being hired, the actor is being flown to Atlanta, where he will film his first ever scenes opposite the cast of Captain America: Civil War. He will make his Marvel debut alongside the likes of Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans. But he shouldn't be nervous. He already tested on set with both actors. And now, Chris Evans shares his reaction to the news, congratulating the newly anointed Spider-Man.
"Huge congrats to @TomHolland1996!!! Well deserved. We're lucky to have you."
Tom Holland is only 19 years old, and will play a Peter Parker that is still in High School. »
Tom Holland is expected to spend only around a week on the Atlanta set of Captain America: Civil War, so it's clear that the new Peter Parker/Spider-Man isn't going to have a massive role when he makes his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut. It does however sound like he will be sharing scenes with both Chris Evans' Captain America and Robert Downey Jr.'s Iron Man (and if the "Sony Hack" is to be believed, it will be Tony Stark who presents the young Spidey with his Iron Spider costume). Chris Evans has sent out a Tweet congratulating the actor, while Ron Howard has also weighed in on the casting both on Twitter and in an interview with BBC Radio 5. In that, he talks in depth about what makes Holland the right choice for Spider-Man, and you weren't already on board with the casting...you will be after listening to this! »
When news broke of Tom Holland's Spider-Man casting yesterday (June 23), the initial response was a push-back against the Brit actor. "Cbbc does Spidey." / "'Spider-Child' might be a more apt title…" / "He looks about 12!?" were just some of the comments on Holland, who at 19 is the youngest actor to take on the Peter Parker role by some distance.
Resistance is understandable - change is always hard and Andrew Garfield was well-liked in the role (even if his films were spotty) - but the complaints seem at odds with who Peter Parker actually is. Or, more specifically, the divergence between the web-slinging comic hero created by Stan Lee and his subsequent portrayals on the big screen.
First published in a 1962 issue of Marvel's Amazing Fantasy, Peter Parker was a classic audience surrogate, a figure whose high school exploits comic readers could easily identify with. Prior to Spider-Man, younger heroes had traditionally been sidekicks (Robin, »
This story first appeared in the July 3 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe. There's nothing like an ill-fated boat expedition to get Hollywood salivating. With recent hits like Captain Phillips and Ron Howard's highly anticipated In the Heart of the Sea on deck for a December release, the ship-in-peril theme is once again red hot. This week's pick of book-to-screen rights available offers a true-story tale that may anchor with a studio. Last Man Off by Matt Lewis (Plume) Agents: Steve Fisher (Apa), Yasmin McDonald (the U.
- Tatiana Siegel and Andy Lewis
Film composer James Horner died at the age of 61 on Monday (June 22) after the small airplane he was piloting crashed near Santa Barbara, Calif. Initial reports did not identify Horner as the plane's sole occupant, only that a plane registered to him was found crash-landed in Ventucopa, Calif., at 9:30am Pst, and that the pilot was dead. Agents Michael Gorfaine and Sam Schwartz and attorney Jay Cooper today (June 23) confirmed Horner was the pilot. Horner was a film composer long associated with some of cinema's most influential names, from James Cameron to Ron Howard to Roger Corman. His first score was for 1979's "The Lady in Red" but had his biggest break with 1982's "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan." "Aliens" (1986) yielded his first of many Academy Award nominations for Best Original Score (and also Best Original Dramatic Score, from the '90s). The two Oscars he won »
- Katie Hasty
The search for the new Spider-man is over.
The new Spider-Man will first appear in a Marvel film from Marvel’s Cinematic Universe (McU). Sony Pictures will thereafter release the next installment of its $4 billion Spider-Man franchise, on July 28, 2017, in a film that will be co-produced by Kevin Feige and his expert team at Marvel and Amy Pascal, who oversaw the franchise launch for the studio 13 years ago.
Feige commented, “As with James Gunn, Joss Whedon, and the Russo brothers, we love finding new and exciting voices to bring these characters to life. We spent a lot of time with Jon and find his take and work inspiring. »
- Michelle McCue
For those who equate James Horner with his Oscar-winning “Titanic” score — and many more think of that blockbuster’s signature hit, “My Heart Will Go On,” as a Celine Dion song, even if Horner composed it — a much more rounded portrait of the movie maestro emerged in the wake of his death in a plane crash on Monday.
In terms of social media alone, Horner was remembered as a sensitive, giving, highly versatile composer who was branching out into new territory as a musician before his untimely death at age 61.
On Facebook, Robert Townson, head »
- Steve Chagollan
Sandy Cohen, AP Entertainment Writer
Los Angeles (AP) - James Horner, who composed music for dozens of films and won two Oscars for his work on "Titanic," died when his plane crashed in Southern California, his agents confirmed Tuesday. He was 61.
Agents Michael Gorfaine and Sam Schwartz issued a statement saying Horner had died, although official confirmation could take several days while the Ventura County coroner works to identify the remains of the pilot, who was the only person on board.
People who fueled the plane at an airport in Camarillo confirmed that he took off in the aircraft Monday morning, said Horner's attorney, Jay Cooper.
The S-312 Tucano MK1 turboprop crashed and burned in a remote area of the Los Padres National Forest, about 100 miles northwest of Los Angeles.
Horner's credits ran the gamut From big-budget blockbusters to foreign-language indies. He even composed the theme song for the "CBS Evening News with Katie Couric. »
- The Associated Press
The next Spider-Man….is British again.
Marvel announced on Tuesday that they would be finding someone across the pond to play Peter Parker in their upcoming reboot of Spider-Man and they have named The Impossible and Wolf Hall star Tom Holland for the part.
Holland doesn’t have an extensive resume with his biggest role (and first) coming beside Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts in The Impossible. He has also appeared in the television series, Wolf Hall, and is set to have a role in Ron Howard’s upcoming film, In The Heart of the Sea.
- Zach Dennis
Tom Holland is the name on every comic book fan's tongue today (June 23), following the announcement that he'll play Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Having won the role over well-known contenders Asa Butterfield, Nat Wolff and Freddie Highmore, all eyes are firmly on the 19-year-old from Kingston upon Thames in the UK.
Twitter's spider-sense is tingling! Here's how social media reacted to Tom Holland as Spider-Man
Wait, Tom Hollander is the new Spider-Man? Twitter confused over Marvel casting
But who exactly is Tom Holland? In spite of his young age, he's actually a highly accomplished actor who has trod the boards in the West End, played a Tudor wunderkind on television and had an award-winning performance in a critically-acclaimed disaster movie. We get you up to speed on Tom Holland's career so far below:
1. Stage breakthrough
The first major break in young Tom's career came back in 2008 when »
The joint Sony Pictures and Marvel movie will feature The Impossible star as Peter Parker and his alter-ego Spider-Man in a new film slated to hit theatres in 2017. The young actor has beat out other competitors whoreportedly in line for the role, including Ender’s Game’s Asa Butterfield.
The 19-year-old Holland, who hails from the UK, will first appear in Captain America: The Civil War next May, and then head-up a solo movie, planned to be the first in a series of films. Holland is much younger than his two superhero predecessors: Tobey Maguire was 27 when he first appeared in Sam Raimi’s 2002 Spider-Man, andAndrew Garfield was playing high schooler Peter Parker at age 29 in 2012’s The Amazing Spider-Man. Casting a younger actor in the role allows for Holland to believably continue to be »
- Rachel West
After plenty of speculation and even an early report the gig had gone to Asa Butterfield, it was finally made official today that Tom Holland (The Impossible, "Wolf Hall") will be your new Spider-Man, making his first appearance as the webslinger within Captain America: Civil War on May 6, 2016 followed by a new standalone Spider-Man film on July 28, 2017. In fact, with regard to that new Spider-Man film, Sony has hired Jon Watts (Clown, Cop Car) to direct the feature, which will focus on a much younger Peter Parker (aka Spider-Man) with the goal of keeping Parker much younger throughout a new series of films and, according to earlier reports, hoping to mimic the feeling of early John Hughes, coming-of-age features. Commenting on the announcement in a press release, Tom Rothman, Sony Pictures Motion Pictures Group Chairman, said, "It's a big day here at Sony. Kevin, Amy and their teams have done an incredible job. »
- Brad Brevet
Nineteen-year-old British actor Tom Holland, or candidate No. 2, has been selected to play the next Spider-Man, following "a series of complex screen tests," Marvel announced Tuesday. The film will be directed by Jon Watts, who made Cop Car, starring Kevin Bacon, and will be released July 28, 2017.Holland might be best known so far for his work as Thomas Cromwell's son in Wolf Hall, but he'll also be appearing this winter in Ron Howard's In the Heart of the Sea as a cabin boy who survives a whale-induced shipwreck alongside Chris Hemsworth, who can give him tips on how to lead a Marvel franchise. Sorry, other white-boy contestants, maybe you should have uploaded some Spider-Man stunts onto your Instagram. »
- E. Alex Jung
The new Spider-Man has been chosen! "Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios are proud to announce that after a full worldwide casting search, Tom Holland will play Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the next Spider-Man film, in theaters in IMAX and 3D on July 28, 2017," the studios revealed in a press release. Holland, 19, scored the part despite Marvel's countless screen tests with frontrunner Asa Butterfield and other up-and-coming actors. The young actor has starred in The Impossible, as Naomi Watts's son, and he will be seen in Ron Howard's epic drama In the Heart of the Sea this December. Holland will first appear as the character in Captain America: Civil War next year before his standalone Spider-Man movie, which will be directed by Jon Watts, hits theaters in 2017. Get ready to see Spidey take on the Marvel Cinematic Universe in a big way! »
The list – and the music - goes on. And on. And on.
Oscar-winning film composer James Horner, who was killed in a plane crash on Monday, was a face you may not recognize, but his music, expertly woven through some of your favourite films, was instantly recognizable and memorable.
A composer with over 150 credits to his name, brought us everything from the music for Titanic’s Oscar-winning tune “My Heart Will Go On” to childhood favourites like An American Tail’s “Somewhere Out There.” It’s hard to narrow down a such a storied career into a top 5 or top 10 list of film scores because his music touched so many movies and genres.
A long-time collaborator with Ron Howard, the »
- Rachel West
Meet your new Spider-Man ... Tom Holland!
The 20-year-old British actor has been tapped to play the web slinger in both Marvel and Sony movies. Sony also announced that Jon Watts ("Cop Car") will direct Holland in a standalone Spider-Man movie.
In February, Marvel and Sony made the deal to share the character, and part of that deal was that Andrew Garfield would not return. So, Holland will first appear as Spidey in a Marvel movie, likely "Captain America: Civil War," which is currently filming. Spider-Man is a key figure in the comic books storyline that pits superheroes against each other.
Then, he'll star in a standalone film set for July 28, 2017, which will be helmed by Watts, also an »
- Kelly Woo
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