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That’s your all-star cast for Paul Feig’s female-fronted Ghostbusters reboot, The Hollywood Reporter is reporting. Though THR claims the four still have to officially sign on, this sounds like a done deal.
McCarthy and Wiig were no-brainers, having been Feig alums with Bridesmaids, as well as funny women who made Bill Murray’s wishlist. But Jones and McKinnon, two current SNL cast members and rising stars, are fairly big surprises. Jones recently appeared in Chris Rock’s Top Five, one of her only significant movie roles, and McKinnon has parts coming up alongside Wiig in Masterminds and Tina Fey and Amy Poehler in Sisters.
Feig has said previously that the new Ghostbusters would not only focus somewhat more heavily on action as well as comedy, but would not be a straight reboot of McCarthy, Wiig, »
- Brian Welk
Sony Pictures’ all-female reboot of the iconic “Ghostbusters” franchise is coming into focus with four funny female leads.
Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy, along with “Saturday Night Live” cast members Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones, are in negotiations to join the film, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.
Paul Feig is attached to direct, which would mark a “Bridesmaids” reunion for him, Wiig and McCarthy. Feig himself tipped off social media to the potential stars by tweeting a photo of all four ladies.
- Matt Donnelly
The film history of Superman has been topsy-turvy to say the least. Laying dormant for nearly two decades after the debacle of Cannon Films’ Superman IV: The Quest For Peace, there were many attempts to ressuciate the Man of Steel before Bryan Singer’s 2006 Superman Returns, and the consequent reboot Man of Steel in 2013.
One director who had hopes of bringing his vision to the screen in the 2000s was director Brett Ratner (Red Dragon, Hercules). He looked set to take the reigns thanks to a script from J.J. Abrams (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and he was very close to casting his Superman, in the form of Jude Law, who was the director’s first choice.
Law has been very quiet on the project ever since he toyed with the film around 2000-2002, and even tried on the costume, but has broken his silence in a chat with MTV »
- Scott J. Davis
Spoiler alert, but Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) was, in fact, not my favorite film of the year. I figured I should just get that out of the way at the start for those of you who feared I might have the same #1 film as Brad and Mike, both of whom listed Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's latest as their favorite film from 2014. Don't get me wrong, I really liked Birdman, but in a surprise to even myself, it didn't make my list, which I think you can pretty much chalk up to the surprisingly good year 2014 wound up being. I was certainly among the scoffers last fall about it being a bit of down year, and just a month or so ago I was of the opinion 2014 offered a lot of films to like, but very few to love. After going through and finalizing my list, I'd like to retract that statement. »
- Jordan Benesh
One of the many attempts to bring Superman to the screen that never quite got there was Brett Ratner's proposed Man Of Steel movie. He was set to take on the project in the early 2000s before Warner Bros handed the job of rebooting Superman to Bryan Singer with Superman Returns. Working from a screenplay from Jj Abrams, just over a decade ago Ratner was gearing up to make the film, and his first choice to play Superman was Jude Law.
Law has now been talking about being offered the role of Superman, and why he turned it down.
"At the time I didn't really want to", he told MTV. "I didn't want to spend the rest of my life being the guy who played Superman", said the actor, who »
It's a little known fact in the comic book movie world, but there was a time when Jude Law was offered the opportunity to star as the titular superhero in Brett Ratner.s planned Superman film. The English actor turned down the role, despite the fact that he is a life-long comic-book fan, but now he's revealed both why he turned it down and why he doesn't have any regrets. Jude Law made his remarks to MTV while promoting his upcoming turn in Black Sea, Discussing his lost opportunity to play the Man of Steel, the Oscar nominee admitted that at the time he just really wasn.t in the mood to play Superman, and was also very much aware of how it could impact the rest of his career. Here's what he had to say: "I didn.t want to spend the rest of my life being that guy »
I never knew this, but Jude Law was one of the many actors who almost played Superman in director Brett Ratner's 2002 effort Superman: Flyby. Law was Ratner's first choice and the actor was very reluctant to sign on.
Law relates the story of what happened to MTV.
“At the time, I really didn’t want to. I didn’t want to spend the rest of my life being that guy who played Superman."
In a final push, Ratner convinced Law to try on the costume.
“I go in the bathroom, put it on and look in the mirror, and suddenly, I am Superman. And it is an amazing costume. My chest pops up and the music comes on… That was it. I got it out of my system. I took it off, put it in the bag, and was like, ‘I’m not going to do it.’ I saw myself, »
- Free Reyes
In 2002, J.J. Abrams' wrote a Superman movie that was going to be directed by Brett Ratner, but it was never-made. Ratner's first choice for the role of Superman/Clark Kent was Jude Law, and now Law has been asked why he turned down the role. “At the time, I really didn’t want to,” Law told MTV. “I didn’t want to spend the rest of my life being that guy who played Superman.” Before turning down the role, Ratner had talked Law into testing out the Superman costume. “I go in the bathroom, put it on and look in the mirror, and suddenly, I am Superman,” Law said. “And it is an amazing costume. My chest pops up and the music comes on… That was it. I got it out of my system. I took it off, put it in the bag, and was like, ‘I’m not going to do it. »
If you're betting on "Boyhood" to win big at the upcoming Academy Awards, think again! Richard Linklater's "Boyhood" was deemed to be the big Oscar frontrunner but a double-dose of guild awards over the weekend tamed those prospects down. First, the Producers Guild of America gave their top honor to Alejandro González Iñárritu's "Birdman," and the Screen Actors Guild followed suit!
"Birdman" took home the Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture award! But, since the movie is about acting, this award is just fitting.
My biggest surprise, and it'a welcome surprise indeed, was "The Theory of Everything's" Eddie Redmayne taking home the Outstanding Male Actor trophy. Sorry Michael Keaton! I think Redmayne truly gave the Performance of the Year award!
Outside a submarine thousands of leagues under the sea lies a dark, cold death. Inside the sub lies a crew on a mission that could salvage their lives…Mining full-speed-ahead tension from a fathoms-deep treasure hunt, Black Sea is a suspenseful adventure thriller directed by Academy Award winner Kevin Macdonald.
Robinson (two-time Academy Award nominee Jude Law) is a submarine captain, and the sea calls him at the expense of all else: his nearly 30 years of voyages have cost him the love of his wife Chrissy (Jodie Whittaker) and child. When the salvage company for whom he has toiled over 11 years abruptly lays him off, this working-class ex-Navy man finds himself adrift.
But after hearing the tale of a German U-boat full of WWII-era gold sitting on a bed in the Georgian depths of the Black Sea, the captain feels he can prove himself anew. He jumps at a funding »
- Movie Geeks
Amongst this years Screen Actors Guild Award winners are Eddie Redmayne, who won Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role for his portrayal of Steven Hawking in The Theory of Everything, Birdman, which took home Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, and Orange Is the New Black, whose star Uzo Uduba claimed the Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series category.
Redmayne, dedicated his award to sufferers of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Als), the illness which Hawking himself suffers from. He also went on to congratulate fellow actors such as Bradley Cooper, David Oyelowo and Timothy Spall.
It has been a big weekend for Birdman, which not only won best ensemble »
- Alfie Nobes
The Screen Actors Guild handed out the 21st annual SAG Awards Sunday night live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Here is a rundown of all the nominees and winners as they are announced. And be sure to re-live our live blog of the show here! Theatrical Motion Pictures Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role Steve Carell / John du Pont – "Foxcatcher" (Sony Pictures Classics) Benedict Cumberbatch / Alan Turing – "The Imitation Game" (The Weinstein Company) Jake Gyllenhaal / Louis Bloom – "Nightcrawler" (Open Road Films) Michael Keaton / Riggan – "Birdman" (Fox Searchlight Pictures) **Eddie Redmayne / Stephen Hawking – "The Theory Of Everything" (Focus Features)** - Winner Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role Jennifer Aniston / Claire Bennett – "Cake" (Cinelou Films) Felicity Jones / Jane Hawking – "The Theory Of Everything" (Focus Features) **Julianne Moore / Alice Howland-Jones – "Still Alice" (Sony Pictures Classics)** - Winner Rosamund Pike / Amy Dunne – "Gone Girl »
- Kristopher Tapley
Final Update, Sunday Am: Warner Bros. is reporting that American Sniper will raise its domestic cume to $200.1M through Sunday after a massive $64.4M weekened at 3,705 theaters, the third-highest weekend ever in January, behind Sniper’s opening last weekend, and Avatar’s third Fss of $68.5M.
That figure, should it hold into tomorrow, marks a mere 28-percent slip – the best second-week hold for a wide release ever for a film that debuted with more than $85M. Previous to this, the best big debuts to hold an audience were 2004’s Shrek 2 (down 33 percent in its second frame) and 2002’s Spider-Man (down 38 percent). American Sniper is marching toward $300M, a mark only six Warner Bros. films have passed.
“Many exhibitors are hearing from their theater managers that the infrequent moviegoers who go only two to three times a year, are coming out to see this movie,” said Warner Bros. distribution chief Dan Fellman. »
- Anthony D'Alessandro
While last night's Producers Guild Awards may have shown the Oscar race is more about films such as Boyhood and Birdman, American Sniper isn't going to stop reminding us it is still hanging around as it only dropped 27.9% from last weekend's record-breaking $89.2 million wide release opening, hauling in a massive $64.3 million this weekend. That's the fourth biggest weekend ever for a non-sequel behind The Avengers, Avatar and 2002's Spider-Man. Not to mention it now looks like it might actually be able to break the record set by The Passion of the Christ ($370.7m) and become the highest R-rated release ever. As I said on Twitter, American Sniper (or the Unexpected Results when the Rest of the Country Goes to the Movies). Coming in second is the Jennifer Lopez-led thriller The Boy Next Door with an impressive $15 million. I say impressive because I only found out this morning this thing »
- Brad Brevet
The actor plays Robinson, a former naval man who is commissioned to recover long-lost Nazi gold from the bottom of the Black Sea.
With a crew made up of both British and Russian seamen, tensions start to grow and Robinson is forced to make tough decisions.
Speaking to Comingsoon.net, Law said that it was the quality of the script that attracted him to the movie.
"You could apply that crisis to the British miners in the '80s," he explained. "Some of the films that Kevin [Macdonald] referenced to me, such as Treasure of Sierra Madre, the same thing was happening then during the Gold Rush and the Depression, so it's an old story."
Director Macdonald added: "Yeah, like there's economic cycles, I guess. It probably is one of the oldest stories in the world. »
At the premiere in New York of Kevin Macdonald's action-packed marine thriller Black Sea, starring an intrepid Jude Law with Scoot McNairy and Ben Mendelsohn, I asked Law about his relationship to the ocean and talked with producer Charles Steel about the horror of shackled skeletons. Screenwriter Dennis Kelly gives the world an ultimatum and I found out from the director that for him grapefruit rituals differ from continent to continent.
Law's face in Black Sea, looking a bit more roughed up and disillusioned than we are used to, commands the story of survival and greed. Wolfgang Petersen's Das Boot meets Bong Joon-ho's Snowpiercer, meets Andrew Dominik's Killing Them Softly. The latter because of the team of McNairy [as Daniels] and Mendelsohn [as Fraser]. The two actors form again a wildly entertaining duo of unsavoury immoral characters. »
- Anne-Katrin Titze
Sherlock is currently filming its Christmas special, and thanks to set photos from Gloucester Cathedral, we now know that it contains at least one scene in which Sherlock, Watson, and Mary dress up like their 1890s counterparts. Is it time travel? A dream sequence? A masterful bit of trolling? Let the speculation games begin. (Meanwhile, Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law walk around in modern clothes all the time, and nobody cares.) »
- Nate Jones
Though his documentary “Touching the Void” earned him a BAFTA, Kevin Macdonald has segued into narrative films like “The Last King of Scotland” — which won an Oscar for Forest Whitaker — and the new thriller “Black Sea,” starring Jude Law as a submarine commander.
What made you think of Jude Law as a rough-and-tumble Scottish submarine captain?
Jude has always been great when he’s done character roles. In this film, he really committed himself in a big way. He aged himself, he put on a lot of weight and he mastered this difficult Scottish accent.
For someone who didn’t intend to make fiction films, you have a way with actors.
Mostly I’m just in awe of them. I could never do what they do. When an actor gives a great performance, it’s the closest you can get to magic, because you don’t fully understand how they »
- Jenelle Riley
Kevin Macdonald’s Black Sea is a wonderfully entertaining action movie for adults, a hybrid of morality play and thriller that recalls the smart, terse genre films of John Huston and Raoul Walsh while referencing more contemporary issues relating to recent downturns in the global financial markets. It tells the story of recently laid off submarine captain Robinson (Jude Law), a man who has given his life to the sea and suddenly finds himself with no purpose and no way to make a living. When he hears about a WWII-era German U-boat filled with gold just sitting at the bottom of […] »
- Jim Hemphill
In Black Sea, a tense and enjoyable old-school underwater thriller, Jude Law plays the leader of a makeshift salvage team who heads to the bottom of the titular body of water to snatch up millions of dollars of gold from a sunken Russian submarine. Utilizing a Scottish accent and a stern, intimidating demeanor, Law has given us one of his most compelling characters here. Truth be told, I like Law more now than I did when he first broke on the scene; I feel he's going to become one of »
- Eric Walkuski
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