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Sci-fi epic Interstellar picked up the best film prize at the Empire Awards in London last night (March 29).
Chastain, who plays Matthew McConaughey’s daughter in the film, was on hand earlier in the evening to present Nolan with the Empire Inspiration honour, which also earned the director of Inception and the Dark Knight Trilogy a standing ovation.
Nolan was back on stage shortly after to accept the best director award.
The awards, voted for by the public, delivered a surprise in the best actor category as Andy Serkis picked up the prize for his performance-captured turn in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, beating Oscar-winner »
- email@example.com (Michael Rosser)
Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway try to save the human race in Christopher Nolan's Interstellar, and ambitious and scientifically-fueled adventure coming to Blu-ray and DVD for the first time on March 31, 2015.
Interstellar is the type of film that excels on Blu-ray with booming audio and a pristine picture, and thanks to the great folks at Paramount Home Entertainment, we've got some Interstellar Blu-ray prizing to award in this contest.
One grand prize winner will take home the Interstellar Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD combo pack packed with 15 featurettes that examine every aspect of the film, an Interstellar t-shirt, and an Interstellar bag. Additionally, a pair of runner-ups will each score the Interstellar Blu-ray, DVD and Digital combo pack.
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Interstellar confirms beyond all doubt that there is no blockbuster filmmaker working today more ambitious than Christopher Nolan. An almost three-hour space epic that combines the theoretical physics of Kip Thorne, cutting-edge visual effects, a dynamite cast led by Matthew McConaughey and a deeply personal, emotional core concerned with the transcendent power of love, Interstellar is a striking anomaly.
It’s certainly the most far-reaching work by a mainstream director since the Wachowskis’ Cloud Atlas and may well bear comparisons to Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey (one of the many films Nolan openly cited as an influence). Its story is a jaw-droppingly enthusiastic one, spanning generations and pushing into the further reaches of the universe even as it attempts to tell the much more intimate tale of how one father’s love for his daughter can cut across all of time and space. Interstellar is also, perhaps unavoidably given its goals, »
- Isaac Feldberg
From Christopher Nolan, the director of The Dark Knight trilogy and Inception, Interstellar is yours to own on Limited Edition 2-disc Blu-ray™ digibook, Blu-ray™ and DVD on March 30. To celebrate the release we’re giving you the chance to win an Interstellar goody bag!
With our time on Earth coming to an end, a team of explorers undertakes the most important mission in human history: traveling beyond this galaxy to discover whether mankind has a future among the stars. Interstellar features an all-star cast led by Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Michael Caine and MacKenzie Foy.
The two-disc Blu-ray™ with UltraViolet™ contains three hours of in-depth, behind-the-scenes bonus content detailing the epic shoot, the scientific realities explored in the film, a look at creating the stunning visuals, plus an extended cut of “The Science of Interstellar” broadcast special and much more.
Pre-order Interstellar on Limited Edition 2-disc Blu-ray™ digibook, »
- Dan Bullock
The Billionaire's Vinegar: Matthew McConaughey is attached to star in The Billionaire's Vinegar, based on a true story about a very expensive cache of wine, supposedly once owned by Thomas Jefferson. The two main characters are a music manager turned wine dealer, and a billionaire who questions the origin of the wine. Michael Brandt and Derek Haas (3:10 to Yuma) have written the screenplay, based on a book by Benjamin Wallace; Will Smith will serve as one of the producers. [Deadline] Force Majeure: Julia Louis-Dreyfus is in talks to star in an English-language remake of Force Majeure, a Swedish-language drama that was released last year. The original film revolved around a family on vacation in the French Alps; when an avalanche threatens, the husband panics...
- Peter Martin
Matthew McConaughey.s recent cinematic renaissance looks set to continue after it was confirmed that he.d become attached to The Billionaire.s Vinegar, an intriguing tale of deception, wine and Thomas Jefferson. Deadline was the first to reveal that the Academy Award-winning actor has signed up to star in The Billionare.s Vinegar, which will come from Sony Pictures and revolve around an auctioned cache of wine bottles that were allegedly owned by Thomas Jefferson. It turns out that they actually never belonged to the third President of the United States, and this revelation soon leads to all-out mayhem. Matthew McConaughey is the first actor to sign up for The Billionaire.s Vinegar, but the producers and scribes involved suggest that he is in very good hands. The team of Todd Black, James Lassiter, Jason Blumenthal, Steve Tisch and Will Smith, who were previously behind The Pursuit Of Happyness »
Christopher Nolan thinks big. There’s little question he has an impressive imagination and his body of work speaks to those larger issues. Often writing with his brother Jonathan, they have produced a series of films with a polish and gravitas that few other big budget spectacles can match.
And yet, in almost every case, the lapses in story logic rob the movie of its power so you always walk out of the theater shaking your head in bewilderment. The great ideas and execution found in Memento and again in Inception are spoiled in his other films, notably The Dark Knight Rises. Such was the case with Interstellar, coming to home video via Paramount Home Entertainment this Tuesday. The larger theme of where we do go when we ruin the Earth beyond repair is a timely one as more and more reports indicate this is the century we hit the ecological tipping point. »
- Robert Greenberger
Even the most trivial trinket becomes priceless depending on who owned it. A baseball alone is worth nothing, but if it meets the bat of a specific player at exactly the right moment, in exactly the right place, it can be worth millions. A piece of paper is worthless until the right person puts the […]
- Germain Lussier
The value some people put in memorabilia is interesting. Sure, I like a good signed poster or what-have-you, but I would never spend $500,000 on something due to it possibly having collector's potential, even if they were bottles of wine from Thomas Jefferson's personal collection. Well, that is what billionaire Bill Koch did, and he spent twice as much to investigate whether the bottles were authentic or not. This is the kind of bullsh*t rich people do... Matthew McConaughey is attached to star in The Billionaire's Vinegar, which will be written by Michael Brandt and Derek Haas (3:10 to Yuma, Wanted). There seems to be no stopping McConaughey with his role choices, and good for him. He's earned the right to do whatever he wants. I just wish this project sounded more appealing than it does. Here's the plot: Benjamin Wallace's "The Billionaire's Vinegar: The Mystery Of The World's »
- Mike Shutt
Deadline is reporting that Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club, Interstellar) has found his newest project. The Oscar winner is set for the starring role in The Billionaire’s Vinegar, an adaptation of author Benjamin Wallace’s non-fiction bestseller from Sony Pictures.
First published in 2008, the official synopsis for the book is as follows:
In 1985, at a heated auction by Christie’s of London, a 1787 Chateau Lafite Bordeaux—unearthed in a Paris cellar and supposedly owned by Thomas Jefferson—went for $156,000 to a member of the Forbes family. The discoverer of the bottle was Hardy Rodenstock, a pop-band manager turned wine collector with a knack for finding extremely old and exquisite wines. But rumors about the bottle soon arose. Why wouldn’t Rodenstock reveal the exact location where it had been found? Was it part of a smuggled Nazi hoard? Or did his reticence conceal an even darker secret? Pursuing the »
- Scott J. Davis
Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey will return to the realm of playing real people with The Billionaire’s Vinegar – a dramatisation of real events, based on the 2008 book The Billionaire’s Vinegar: The Mystery Of The World’s Most Expensive Bottle Of Wine, by Benjamin Wallace. The story details the controversy surrounding Hardy Rodenstock, a collection of fraudulent wine, a billionaire, and Thomas Jefferson.
Rodenstock – a former band manager and publisher – had a reputation for sourcing and collecting extremely old and rare wines. By Rodenstock’s account, the saga began in 1985, when he received a phone call from Paris offering him a wine collection that had been found in an old building. The labels indicated that they hailed from the late eighteenth century, and they were engraved with the initials, “Th. J”. Taking possession of the wines, Rodenstock then sold them on, setting the world record for most expensive single »
- Sarah Myles
With an Oscar on his shelf, having recently played a financial world mogul in "The Wolf Of Wall Street," not to mention his status as Hollywood's comeback kid golden boy, Matthew McConaughey knows a thing or two about glamor, and so taking on the role of a guy who spends way too much money on a bottle of wine, should be hand in glove. Deadline reports that McConaughey is attached to star in "The Billionaire's Vinegar." Based on the non-fiction book by Benjamin Wallace, with a script from Michael Brandt and Derek Haas ("Wanted," "3:10 To Yuma," "Chicago Fire"), the film tells the true story of a very wealthy man who spends a half-million on what is supposedly the most vintage of all wines, only to dig deeper and discover he may have been duped. Here's the book synopsis: The Billionaire’s Vinegar, tells the true story of a 1787 Château »
- Kevin Jagernauth
We're not sure who McConaughey is playing in this true tale, but we can guess by watching a news program about the story
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- Christopher Campbell
The actor is attached to appear in the film, which tells the story of a real-life scandal involving wine bottles thought to have been owned by Thomas Jefferson.
The film focuses on the case of a bottle of 1787 Château Lafite Bordeaux which was bought for $156,000 by billionaire Bill Koch, Deadline reports.
It's claimed that the wine was once owned by the American Founding Father, but was revealed to be a fake following a lengthy private investigation.
It was previously announced that McConaughey will star in Born to Run, which is based on Christopher McDougall's novel. »
Based on the novel by Benjamin Wallace, the story deals with the scandal that ensued when an auctioned cache of wine bottles purported to have been owned by Thomas Jefferson were called fakes.
Hardy Rodenstock was a music manager-turned-wine dealer who unearthed the bottles. Billionaire Bill Koch bought them for a half a million, spend double that investigating them, and then sued Rodenstock.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
Titan Books have been producing quality ‘The Making Of…’ coffee-table books for a while and now they’ve utterly upped their game with Mark Cotta Vaz’s Interstellar: Beyond Time and Space. The book looks deep inside Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi exploration with boundless access to filmmakers, set designers, cast and crew to create an amazing insight in the process.
Interstellar as a movie is both complex and accessible, so it’s important for a title like this to give you as much as the film does. If any aspect of Nolan’s work and delving into his ideas and processes interests you, then you’re already in the right place to quench that creative thirst.
Spanning over 153 A4-size pages, there’s no holding back with information alongside deconstruction of the story, sets and real reasons why the cast and crew wanted to be involved and make it look as perfect as possible. »
- Dan Bullock
At this time 12 months ago, Naomi Watts was coming off back to back indie misfires "Diana" (possibly one of the worst choices of her career) and "Adore." Sadly, the sheen of her second Oscar nomination for the global smash "The Impossible" only a year earlier was starting to fade. What a difference a year makes. Watts earned a surprise Supporting Actress nomination at the SAG Awards for the indie hit "St. Vincent" in December. The following month she took home her first SAG statue as part of the ensemble for Alejandro González Iñárritu's "Birdman," one of many ensemble honors she earned for the critically acclaimed drama. In February she took the stage with Iñárritu and her co-stars to celebrate "Birdman's" Best Picture win at the Academy Awards (the first Best Picture on her resume). And there's more! Last weekend she joined the "Divergent" franchise and "Insurgent's" $52.2 million debut »
- Gregory Ellwood
The Billionaire's Vinegar: Matthew McConaughey is attached to star in The Billionaire's Vinegar, based on a true story about a very expensive cache of wine supposedly once owned by Thomas Jefferson. The two main characters are a music manager turned wine dealer and a billionaire who questions the origin of the wine. Michael Brandt and Derek Haas (3:10 to Yuma) have written the screenplay, based on a book by Benjamin Wallace; Will Smith will serve as one of the producers. [Deadline]...
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Matthew McConaughey is attached to star in Sony Picture's The Billionaire's Vinegar. Based on Benjamin Wallace's book The Billionaire’s Vinegar: The Mystery of the World’s Most Expensive Bottle of Wine. The film centers on the scandal surrounding several fraudulent bottles of wine allegedly owned by Thomas Jefferson. Hardy Rodenstock, a music manager-turned-wine dealer supplied the wine. Billionaire Bill Koch payed $500,000 for the Jefferson bottles, before coughing up twice that amount for an investigation to confirm their origins and a lawsuit against Rodenstock. What else are you going to do when you're a billionaire? [caption id="attachment_340263" align="alignright" width="360"] Image via Warner Brothers[/caption] Per Deadline,The script is by Michael Brandt and Derek Haas (Wanted, 3:10 To Yuma) with no director attached at this time. Escape Artists and Overbrook Entertainment have been developing the project for years; Todd Black, James Lassiter, Jason Blumenthal, Will Smith and Steve Tisch will produce. They have previously »
- Haleigh Foutch
The project is based on the Benjamin Wallace book, which traces the history of vintage Bordeaux bottles believed to have belonged to Thomas Jefferson that were auctioned by wine company Christie’s for exorbitant prices. Many experts have concluded that the bottles were never Jefferson’s.
The film will be produced by Todd Black, James Lassiter, Jason Blumenthal, Steve Tisch and Will Smith. Michael Brandt and Derek Haas, whose credits include “3:10 to Yuma” and “Wanted,” are writing the adaptation.
The project has been in development since 2008, when the producers acquired rights to Wallace’s book before it was published.
The book centers on a Forbes family member paying $156,000 at auction for a bottle of 1787 Chateau Lafite Bordeaux, which Christie’s asserted was part of a Jefferson cache discovered in France. That »
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