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They often get quite a bit less attention than their fictional brethren, and it doesn’t help that many films fly under the radar while development and filming is underway. To chart this course with a little more precision, I’m launching Ioncinema.com’s latest feature, What’s Up Doc?, our monthly Top 50 Most Anticipated films, a sort of hitlist and/or snapshot of the most alluring, the most promising documentary film projects from the established documentarian guard, the new crop of future voices or the fiction filmmakers who on occasion dip their toes in the form. Curated by me, Jordan M. Smith, you’ll find docu items that are in their beginning stages to being moments away from their film festival berth. Like any such list, we can expect film items to fluctuate in ranking, with the cut-off being publicly items — such recent examples include Laura Poitras’s white hot Edward Snowden project, »
- Jordan M. Smith
Each week Variety publishes ListenFirst Digital Audience Ratings (Dar) – Film, a measurement of fan engagement across all the major digital platforms as it relates to film (see the TV version here). Provided by ListenFirst Media, Dar – Film measures what entertainment content is resonating most across Facebook, Google+, Instagram, Tumblr, Twitter, YouTube and Wikipedia combined. For more on the methodology behind Dar, scroll to the bottom of the article.
Digital Audience Ratings (Dar) – Film Weekly Top 5 Wednesday Oct 15, 2014 – Tuesday Oct 21, 2014 Rank Last Week Film Rating(000) 1 – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 6,118 2 3 Annabelle 3,942 3 2 Ouija 3,028 4 – In the Heart of the Sea 1,363 5 – Fury 1,308 -
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“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part I” topped the Dar leaderboard yet again, blowing fans away with new content. After Lionsgate’s successful #UnlockMockingjay Twitter stunt, »
- Jason Klein
Beverly Hills — It was time for a victory lap for last year's Best Actor Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey as the "Interstellar" star was honored by the American Cinematheque at the Beverly Hilton's famed International Ballroom Tuesday night. A roll call of the star's leading ladies was on hand to take part in the tribute, which closed with "Interstellar" director Christopher Nolan doing the honors of presenting the hardware. Kate Hudson ("How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days," "Fool's Gold"), Anne Hathaway ("Interstellar"), Jennifer Garner ("Ghosts of Girlfriends Past," "Dallas Buyers Club") and Reese Witherspoon ("Mud") all took the stage at various moments throughout the evening to tell anecdotes and present clip packages from McConaughey's early years, his romantic comedy stretch, actioners, legal dramas and, of course, the "McConaissance" of late, as it's been dubbed. When Nolan had his turn, however, he bristled a bit at that moniker. "I'm not a believer in the McConaissance, »
- Kristopher Tapley
People seemed to go pretty ga-ga for the In the Heart of the Sea trailer that premiered last week. The new film from Ron Howard stars Chris Hemsworth and tells the story of a whaling ship and the real-life maritime disaster that would inspire Herman Melville's "Moby Dick" and after just one trailer it would seem a lot of you are already in the bag, well, how does this new poster satisfy youc In the Heart of the Sea co-stars Benjamin Walker (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter), Cillian Murphy (The Dark Knight Rises) and Ben Whishaw (Skyfall) and is set to hit theaters on March 15, 2015. I've included both the trailer and poster below. sb id="1058859" height="360" width="640" In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. The »
- Brad Brevet
The Modern Master Award, established in 1995, was created to pay tribute to an individual who has enriched our culture via the motion picture industry. Keaton joins past recipients Ben Affleck, Christopher Nolan, Michael Douglas, Jodie Foster, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Diane Keaton, Sean Penn, Jeff Bridges, Bruce Dern, Peter Jackson, George Clooney, Will Smith, Cate Blanchett, Clint Eastwood, Christopher Plummer and James Cameron. Keaton's career ranges far and wide, from Ron Howard's "Night Shift" and Tim Burton's "Beetlejuice" and "Batman" to his lauded performance in Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s dark show business satire "Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance." »
- Anne Thompson
“We were headed for the edge of sanity, like we were apparitions, phantoms,” Brendan Gleeson narrates over haunting vfx in the first trailer for Ron Howard’s “In the Heart of the Sea.” “Trust gave way to doubt. Hope to superstition.”
Chris Hemsworth battles a bull sperm whale — and personal demons — in the movie based on Nathaniel Philbrick’s book, “In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex,” about the real-life story that inspired Herman Melville’s “Moby Dick.”
Hemsworth stars as the first mate of the Essex, a ship struck by a gigantic whale in 1819, leaving its crew shipwrecked and stranded for 90 days, thousands of miles from home. After the attack, the sailors head to South America and are forced to resort to cannibalism to survive.
- Maane Khatchatourian
Missed out on some of this weeks big movie stories because you were to busy saving the world? Up to your eyeballs in work? Or interfering with yourself? Then we’ve got you coverd! Here’s some of the biggest movie news stories all in one spot! And we’ve got an awesome podcast of this to boot with laughs, bells, whistles and probably self interference too! The first trailer for Chris Rock’s Top Five, a movie about a former comedian who becomes a movie star, made us laugh Jean Malone has joined Batman v Superman playing a mystery role. At this stage the cast for this is nearly bigger than Braveheart The first poster for Tim Burton’s Big Eyes arrived, and it looks fantastic Jack O Connell really impressed in the first trailer for Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken It’s going to be the short attached to Big Hero 6, »
- email@example.com (Vic Barry)
The world of “The Lottery,” Lifetime’s scripted series set in a dystopian future that dealt with the threat of human extinction, has come to an end.
Sources confirm that the cabler has pulled the plug on the project after one season. The 10-episode series, which hailed from “Children of Men” co-writer Timothy J. Sexton and was not to confused with the 1948 short story of the same name by Shirley Jackson, focused on a global fertility crisis.
It was also more dreary in tone than some of Lifetime’s other scripted series, like “Witches of East End” and “Devious Maids.” Upcoming projects include “Un-Real,” which stars Shiri Appleby and offers a behind-the-scenes look at a competition dating show, and “Damien,” a thriller from Glen Mazzara that is based on the 1976 horror pic “The Omen.” Lifetime also working with exec producers Ron Howard, Brian Grazer and Allison Shearmur on a pilot »
- Whitney Friedlander
In the Heart of the Sea is the next movie from director Ron Howard, about a whaling ship crew stranded at sea for 90 days after an unbelievable sperm whale attack. No, this is not based on Herman Melville’s Moby Dick but instead the much more recent book In the Heart of the Sea by […]
Read In the Heart of the Sea is Chris Hemsworth Versus a Very Big Whale on Filmonic.
The real life story of the Essex and the ship’s assault by a magnificent whale will be recounted in “In the Heart of the Sea,” a new film coming to theaters March 13. The film, directed by Ron Howard, tells the story that inspired Herman Melville’s epic novel “Moby-Dick.” Here’s more about “In the Heart of the Sea”: “In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville’s ‘Moby-Dick.’ But that told only half the story. “In the Heart [ Read More ]
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The conversation around "Birdman" has shifted a little bit since early raves out of the Venice and Telluride film festivals. Maybe as expected, a number of writers are taking umbrage with a certain critic depiction in the film. Some reviews go so far as to read like performance art based on that depiction. Nevertheless, there was always going to be a bend in that road, and I'm fine with that. But I want to talk about something else. I want to talk about how Michael Keaton deserves the Oscar for Best Actor walking away. No, I haven't seen performances from guys like David Oyelowo, Oscar Isaac, Bradley Cooper and Jack O'Connell, which lurk on the season's horizon. So the statement is what it is, one made without all the requisite info. But if you're asking me, I'm telling you: no one is likely to own a role or the screen with more authority this year. »
- Kristopher Tapley
Hollywood loves a comeback story, and this one couldn’t be any sweeter. With the much-anticipated release of Birdman this weekend, Michael Keaton is back on top. One of Hollywood's biggest draws in the 1980s, he seemed to be able to do it all. His work with Ron Howard showcased his biting comedic talents and quickly made him a leading man. Playing a crude ghost with the most and a legendary superhero for Tim Burton made him a worldwide superstar. But by the late ’90s, Keaton'sstar was on the decline, though he continued to work consistently. With around 80 roles under his belt, we look back on 11 that shine brightest.11. Pacific HeightsIn this John Schlesinger thriller set in San Francisco, Keaton plays a psychotic con man who torments young couple Matthew Modine and Melanie Griffith, who've rented him an apartment. Outside of cheesy '80s moments, like Keaton sprinting after a »
- Jason Guerrasio
"The Courtship Of Eddie’s Father” is getting a Fox remake, co-starring Willie Garson Conan O’Brien and Garson are producing the project based on the 1969-72 comedy that co-starred Bill Bixby and Brandon Cruz. The sitcom was based on the 1963 film starring Ron Howard, which itself was based on a 1936 book. Garson is set to play Eddie’s father’s work colleague. “Lost’s” Mr. Eko is reportedly joining “Game of Thrones” Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje is reportedly playing a character named Malko, who doesn’t appear in the books. “The Walking Dead” sets a new record for DVR viewership DVRs added 5.086 million viewers, bringing the total viewership for the Season 5 premiere to 22.372 million. Click Read Full Post For More How “Grey’s Anatomy” made last night’s flashbacks look authentic Editor Susan Vaill explains: "We found every episode that Kate Burton had been in in seasons one, two and three — something like 12 to 20 episodes. »
- Norman Weiss
Like most actors, Michael Keaton claims he doesn’t enjoy watching himself in his own movies. But when it comes to his buzzy starring role in Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s “Birdman,” which Fox Searchlight opens in limited release Friday, he can’t stop watching himself — as if in disbelief that it’s really him up there onscreen. “I like this movie so much, I just can’t get enough of it,” he says over a recent lunch at Santa Monica’s Miramar Hotel, the day after he’d seen “Birdman” for the third time, at an Academy screening attended by his old “Batman” sparring partner, Jack Nicholson. “I’m watching this movie and I’m thinking, God, I love this movie. And then I realized: Wait a minute, I’m in this movie!”
Coming from most people, a statement like that would sound like false modesty at best and willful self-delusion at worst, »
- Scott Foundas
Here at Dread Central we love tales of men vs. beasts. Especially giant beasts. Such is the case pertaining to Ron Howard’s latest film, In the Heart of the Sea. Read on for the first info, trailer, and more! From… Continue Reading →
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- Steve Barton
Is this the return of Wicket? Warwick Davis, who was only 11 years old when he won the part of Wicket the Ewok in Return of the Jedi, has been tapped to return to the galaxy far, far away for J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII. Lucasfilm made the announcement with this video: Meanwhile, at the Davis residence… #StarWarsVII https://t.co/i9ChKEtNb0 — Star Wars (@starwars) October 16, 2014 In addition to Return of the Jedi, the 3-foot-6 actor has impressive geek cred in the movies, having played the title role of Willow in Ron Howard's 1988 fantasy adventure, Professor Flitwick »
- Anthony Breznican
Watch the first trailer for Ron Howard’s action adventure In The Heart Of The Sea, based on Nathaniel Philbrick’s best-selling book about the dramatic true journey of the Essex. The film is scheduled to open on March 13, 2015 in theatres and IMAX.
In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance.
In The Heart Of The Sea reveals the encounter’s harrowing aftermath, as the ship’s surviving crew is pushed to their limits and forced to do the unthinkable to stay alive. Braving storms, starvation, panic and despair, the men will call into question their deepest beliefs, from the value of their lives to the morality of their trade, »
- Michelle McCue
In today’s cinematic battle to the death, we’ve got Chris Hemsworth – the God of Thunder himself – squaring off against the great white whale known and feared in high school English classes across the country: Moby Dick. Let’s get ready to rumble with this new trailer for In the Heart of the Sea. The upcoming feature, starring Hemsworth and directed by Ron Howard, is based on the true story that inspired Herman Melville’s classic whaling novel. Hemsworth and his shipmates set sail only to encounter the vengeful whale and engage in a fight for survival. Here’s how Visual Effects Supervisor Jody Johnson describes the creature: “He's kind of like Clint Eastwood. He's a high plains drifter. He comes and helps out his own...
- Mike Bracken
In April 2014, Ron Howard and Brian Grazer teamed with Discovery Communications to form New Form Digital, a digital studio with a keen interest in YouTube. Two months later, the New Form team began working with YouTube filmmakers on a collection of shorts based around the theme of "curiosity." Now, those shorts--collectively termed the Incubator series--have arrived in their entirety. The "curious" theme is very broad, and the 14 films included in the Incubator series cover a wide range of topics, tones, and filmmaking styles. Some of them come from YouTube filmmakers like Anna Akana and Sawyer Hartman, others are led by comedy channels like 5 Second Films and Poykpac, and a few more come from established vloggers like Joey Graceffa and Craig "Wheezy Waiter" Benzine. The genres on display range from science fiction to romantic comedy to coming-of-age stories. One of the few constants between the 14 short films is YouTuber Mitchell Davis. »
- Sam Gutelle
I hereby declare a moratorium on my personal skepticism about Ron Howard. This. Looks. AmaZing. Opens March 13, 2015. 19 Days after Oscar Night. || Oscar winner Ron Howard (“A Beautiful Mind”) directs the »
- Ryan Adams
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