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Despite all the pieces heralding this as a golden age of television, the Emmys — or more accurately, those who mounted and attended them — still haven’t gotten over their infatuation with movie stars, or retired their age-old inferiority complex. And while people are to be forgiven for ogling Matthew McConaughey, the cumulative weight of all the attention he garnered from the stage went from cute to unseemly, as if nobody could believe a recent Oscar winner would deign to attend their party.
Not only does this fly in the face of history — movie stars aren’t exactly a new feature of Emmy voting — but it does a general disservice to those who have rightfully garnered praise for their television work. Besides, Bryan Cranston just won a Tony for the play “All the Way;” should people be doing cartwheels that he found time to show up?
Yet there was McConaughey on the red carpet, »
- Brian Lowry
September 5, 2014
Director: Jake Kasdan
Running time: 94 mins
Director: Rowan Joffe
Running time: 92 mins
Director: Adam Wingard
Running time: 100 mins
Director: David Wain
Running time: 81 mins
September 12, 2014
Running time: 97 mins
Director: Anton Corbijn
Running time: 122 mins
Director: Matthew Warchus
Running time: 120 mins
September 19, 2014
20,000 Days on Earth
Running time: 97 mins
Director: Phillip Noyce
Running time: Tbc mins
Director: Woody Allen
Starring: Colin Firth, »
Main Street during The Telluride Film Festival
The Telluride Film Festival seemingly appears overnight against the gorgeous backdrop of rugged mountains. It lasts just four days but in fact it takes more than a month of intensive labor to transform the elementary school, high school, hockey rink, library, the park in the middle of town and a masonic temple into theaters. Now in its 41st year,up until recently this hallowed Labor Day weekend event has long been a quiet fixture on the festival circuit. As most of the festival world knows, the escalating word of mouth about the quality of Telluride’s unofficial premieres caused the Toronto International Film Festival to issue an ultimatum to those hoping to land choice spots in the fall line-up: if you choose to screen at Telluride first, your film will be pushed back on Tiff’s slate. Realistically- Toronto has little to fear from Telluride besides buzz. »
- Lane Scarberry
Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield have it. James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender have it. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler have it. Will Ferrell and his Anchorman news team had it. Nicole Kidman’s most recent film was taken out of competition at Cannes partly because of not having it. Joaquin Phoenix had it with a voice and a screen. Sherlock Holmes has relied on it for years. The thing that such a diverse range of situations has in common? It is of course the great building block of human life: Chemistry.
When it comes to movies and people, we’re very familiar with chemistry. Generally used to describe a certain quality of relationship between characters, chemistry is a neat little word that we often use without a second thought. And on the surface, chemistry does look pretty simple – like, for example, when a science teacher puts a Mento in a »
- Rachel North
"We Were Us" was the one that almost got away from Keith Urban. Instead, his duet with Miranda Lambert became a very sweet 16th No. 1 single, celebrated with writers Nicolle Galyon, Jon Nite and Jimmy Robbins at a high noon Music Row party in Nashville on Monday. Composed as a duet, the song was first intended for an unnamed female artist, according to Gaylon, who said: "We heard through the grapevine that she was kind of looking for a duet for her record, so we kind of wrote it for that, but somehow it made it into Keith's hands before »
- Kay West
British actor Warwick Davis says he has “specific” fans—well-wishers who want to discuss just one of the several fantasy franchises in which he has appeared. “People talk about Star Wars, people talk about Harry Potter,” he explains, “and people talk about Leprechaun.”
Alert readers will have noticed that one of these franchises is not like the others. While Star Wars and Harry Potter have raked in billions of dollars, »
- Clark Collis
Moulin Rouge! is a mixed bag. It’s an idea that looks good on paper, but looks horrendous in execution. It’s a film where it should have the ability to make all the right emotional pivots, but succumbs to an ostentation that exists in its final product, making this a hallmark for director Baz Lurhmann’s career. I appreciate him, in an odd way, for injecting a very strange version of romance in his films, one that, in Moulin Rouge!, is wonderfully cynical and melancholy. In almost all of his work, his maximalism overshadows some of the most interesting aspects of the films (the sole exception being Strictly Ballroom, his first feature): the post-modern comments on capitalism in William Shakespeare’s Romeo+ Juliet, the inherent frivolity of “freedom, beauty, truth, and love” in Moulin Rouge!, and the hollow decadence of the parties in The Great Gatsby. But everything »
- Kyle Turner
As you can probably tell, this list feels more arbitrary than others. That’s not by design, but the unfortunate premise of the list leaves some room for interpretation. As we move forward, we will start seeing the films that, if you asked a lay person to give an example, would probably be a response. In other words, more people have heard of them, which, in turn, often makes them more “definitive.” Don’t worry, though – there are still some underseen and underappreciated gems the rest of the way through.
40. Werckmeister Harmonies (2000)
Directed by: Béla Tarr
It’s certainly not the swiftest film on the list, but you can’t expect much quick plot development from Béla Tarr. Wreckmeister Harmonies takes place in a tiny Hungarian town surrounded by nothing. The winter is incredibly cold, but it never snows. Yet the townspeople are excited in the middle of town as »
- Joshua Gaul
No one could give "The Look" like Lauren Bacall. Plucked off the cover of Harper's Bazaar in 1943, the girl born Betty Joan Perske quickly transformed from a self-described "frightened" daughter of Jewish immigrants into a sultry screen icon. "I was so nervous," Bacall told People in 2007 of making her film debut in 1944's To Have and Have Not, where she developed her signature gaze simply by "trying to hold my head still because I was shaking." But with one memorable invitation to whistle, the then-19-year-old seduced both audiences and her leading man, Humphrey Bogart. "The looks, the wit, »
- Patrick Gomez, @PatrickGomezLA
You know when you get really drunk and wake up the next morning unable to remember anything that happened? Kinda scary, isn't it? Well that's what Nicole Kidman goes through every single day of her life in Rowan Joffe's Before I Go to Sleep, and on tap for you today is a new clip from the Memento-esque flick. Dig it!
Before I Go to Sleep is based on the worldwide bestselling novel about a north London woman who wakes up every morning remembering nothing. Her husband tells her she suffered a trauma and that she dare not leave home. She sneaks off to a doctor who gives her a small digital recorder and urges her to play back her thoughts day »
- John Squires
The big-name stars aren't only going to be found at film festivals over the next few weeks. Two of the biggest around — Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth — have a new thriller that's coming to screens, "Before I Go To Sleep." And two clips along with a plethora of new images have arrived to get you as prepared as possible for what's coming. Rowan Joffe directs the adaptation of the S.J. Watson novel about a woman who wakes up every morning without the memory of what happened the day before. It's a terrifying cycle, and when she starts meeting with a doctor to try and put together her past, things take an even more sinister turn. And these two clips establish the odd reality this woman faces, with a dry erase board listing everything she needs to know as she moves around her home ill at ease with her husband. Check »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Not one, not two, but six! Interview magazine is hopping on the multi-cover bandwagon (remember Harper's Bazaar's 19 separate covers this month?), showcasing six separate covers for the mag's September edition. The accurately titled Photographer's Issue, out next week, features some of the biggest names in the movie and modeling biz—Nicole Kidman, Naomi Campbell, Keira Knightley, Amber Valletta, Léa Seydoux and Daria Werbowy—shot by iconic fashion photographers. The result? Six versatile, seriously stunning covers. Shot by Steven Klein, Kidman's cover is a blend of dark romance and high fashion. Not that there are a ton of clothes on display, since the »
The annual Gallic splurge devoted to American cinema in Deauville is hotting up for its 40th edition next month with a line-up that includes premieres for the Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth mystery drama Before I Go To Sleep as well as a slew of titles in competition, among them Shailene Woodley's White Bird In A Blizzard, Reese Witherspoon's The Good Lie, Mike Cahill’s I Origins, David Robert Mitchell’s It Follows, Sundance favourite Cold In July with Michael C. Hall and Love is Strange starring John Lithgow and Marisa Tomei.
As well as Before I Go To Sleep »
- Richard Mowe
Haugesund, Norway– Deauville will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a strong competition lineup of U.S. indies, leading up with Anton Corbijn’s “A Most Wanted Man” and Reese Witherspoon starrer “The Good Lie.”
The Normandy-set festival will also play Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight alumni: Damien Chazelle’s “Whiplash” and Jim Mickle’s “Cold in July,” as well as David Robert Mitchell’s “It Follows,” a Critics’ Week competitor. Other contenders include Nathan Silver’s “Uncertain Terms,” Mark Jackson’s “War Story,” Ira Sachs’s “Love is Strange,” Mike Cahill’s “I Origins,” Carter Smith’s “Jamie Marks is Dead” and Gregg Araki’s “White Bird in a Blizzard.”
Beyond “Whiplash,” which won Sundance’s grand jury prize, Deauville will play three other feature debuts: Ana Lily Amirpour’s “A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night,” A.J. Edwards’ “The Better Angels” and Saar Klein’s “Things People Do.”
Deauville will also »
- Elsa Keslassy
Producer Brian Grazer will join Jessica Chastain, Will Ferrell and Ray Liotta in Deauville, while Shailene Woodley’s White Bird in a Blizzard and Reese Witherspoon’s The Good Lie will compete for the top prize at the film festival that kicks off Sept. 5, according to the full competition lineup organizers announced Wednesday. The festival, which puts the spotlight on American film every year, will also host the French premieres of the Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth mystery Before I Go to Sleep and director Chris Messina’s Alex of Venice, starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and the European premiere of Guillermo del
- Rhonda Richford
Universal Pictures has set a 2015 date for horror comedy Krampus, the Christmas-set flick to be directed by Trick ‘R Treat‘s Michael Dougherty. The yuletide frightener co-written by Dougherty, Todd Casey and Zach Shields is based on the ancient legend of a pagan demon who punishes wicked children – a really bad Santa. Producers are Legendary’s Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni and Alex Garcia. Krampus will hit theaters Wednesday, November 25, 2015 just in time to go up against Disney’s The Good Dinosaur, Fox’s The Martian, and WB’s Midnight Special for the Thanksgiving crowd.
Universal and Legendary have additionally set an August 12, 2016 date for the 3D thriller Spectral, about an elite Special Ops team on the trail of a phantom threat that can’t be explained. Nic Mathieu is directing James Badge Dale, Emily Mortimer, Max Martini and Bruce Greenwood in the pic scripted by Ian Fried, George Nolfi and John Gatins. »
- The Deadline Team
The crime thriller will debut on Oct. 31, as opposed to Oct. 17, when it was set to debut against the Nicholas Sparks adaptation “The Best of Me,” animated comedy “The Book of Life” and the Brad Pitt World War II film “Fury.”
Open Road didn’t give a reason for the shift, but last week Sony Pictures pushed the release of “Fury” up a month, pitting it head-to-head with “Nightcrawler.” Both films would have been pitched at similar adult audiences and that weekend was looking awfully crowded.
In its new slot, “Nightcrawler” has more breathing room. It will vie for attention with two limited releases, the Nicole Kidman thriller “Before I Go to Sleep” and the Daniel Radcliffe horror film “Horns.”
- Brent Lang
Last month we brought you the UK trailer for Rowan Joffe's Before I Go to Sleep, and today we actually have a clip to share with you cats which you'll probably remember. That and, oh yeah, a clip to share with you cats which you'll probably remember. Probably remember...
Before I Go to Sleep is based on the worldwide bestselling novel about a north London woman who wakes up every morning remembering nothing. Her husband tells her she suffered a trauma and that she dare not leave home. She sneaks off to a doctor who gives her a small digital recorder and urges her to play back her thoughts day after day in hopes of re-integrating her mind. She does. It works. »
- Steve Barton
Here's abstew to continue our celebration of 1989 as the 'year of the month'. Happy 25th, 1989!
As we look back at 1989 in preparation for the Smackdown, it's important not to forget what the movies have always been about: really attractive people. The Me Decade of the 80's, perhaps the greatest/craziest time in regards to fashion and hairstyles, if they taught us anything at all, it isn't that less is more. Oh, no. More is More! More shoulder pads, more eye shadow, more crunchy perms with mall bangs. So let's celebrate the 80's excess with these cinematic hotties of 1989.
Honorable Mention: Julia Roberts "Blush and Bashful Hottie", Daniel Day-Lewis "Method Actor Hottie", Meg Ryan "I'll Have What She's Having Hottie", Kenneth Branagh "New Shakespearian Hottie", Nicole Kidman "Just An Ozzie Girl On a Boat With Billy Zane Hottie"
10. Sean Connery
You Call This Archeology Hottie
Why Him: The once and eternally »
In celebration of Film4 Frightfest – the truly unique horror festival which showcases the best and most extreme in the genre from around the globe – we at HeyUGuys have compiled a list of the ten best psychological horror films; the titles which burrow themselves into your thoughts, the ones which make a quick glance in the mirror into a surging shot of fear and anxiety.
The films which prove you don’t need buckets of blood and barrels of guts to truly shock and spook your audience. So without further ado, let’s get started. Film4 Frightfest runs between 21st and 25th August at Vue West End London – all of our coverage is right here.
Undoubtedly amongst Alfred Hitchcock’s most unfairly underrated films, Marnie saw the end of his era with Tippi Hedren and the pair barely spoke once filming wrapped. Whilst this is in parts a romance and a thriller, »
- Chris Haydon
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