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The May issue of Game Informer magazine contains an in-depth article regarding a video game that Red Fly Studio was developing for the sinister Sith Lord, Darth Maul. The character, who was played by martial artist turned actor Ray Park, made his first, brief appearance in George Lucas' Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace. Although he didn't have much screen time he did have the most memorable scene, as he battled Jedi master Qui-Gon Jinn(Liam Neeson) and Jedi apprentice Obi-Wan (Ewan McGregor). To this day, Darth Maul has remained a popular character among fans and it should come as no surprise that a video game was being developed to cash in out that interest. Sadly, the game was abandoned while it was still in its infancy. Check out a video below that contains gameplay footage, concept art and more information as to why the game never »
The troubled, Natalie Portman-starring film will no longer arrive on August 29, and is yet to receive an alternate release date.
Noah Emmerich, Ewan McGregor and Joel Edgerton also star in Jane Got a Gun, which centres around the tale of a woman (Portman) who seeks the aid of a former lover when her husband is targeted by outlaws.
They eventually reached an agreement over the dispute. »
An established theatre, TV and film actor, Chiwetel Ejiofor finally became a household name for his BAFTA-winning performance as Solomon Northup in 12 Years a Slave, which won three Oscars, including one for Best Picture, earlier this year.
He is currently the object of much speculation surrounding his future roles. Like most Hollywood actors, he is rumoured to be starring in Star Wars Episode VII, and he is also being lined up to play opposite Daniel Craig as the next Bond villain in the franchise's 24th outing in 2015.
Here are ten things we found out about the actor:
1. Chiwetelu Umeadi Ejiofor was born in Forest Gate, London on July 10, 1977. His parents had moved to Britain from Nigeria, and the family regularly returned there. On one such trip, tragedy struck with a traffic collision in which Chiwetel's father died, and Chiwetel himself received the distinctive scar on his forehead.
2. In case you »
Here's a look at the latest release date schedule for the following films: Gavin O'Connor's Jane Got a Gun release date has been pushed again, this time from its August 29th slot to a later date to be announced in due time. The film stars Natalie Portman, Noah Emmerich, Ewan McGregor, and Joel Edgerton. Disneynature's Monkey Kingdom will debut on Earth Day, April 17, 2015. Watch the new teaser trailer here. Focus Features will release James Marsh's Theory of Everything on November 7th, with the Stephen Hawking biopic expanding on November 14th and 21st. Eddie Redmayne stars as Hawking opposite Felicity Jones. November Man, Roger Donaldson's spy movie starring Pierce Brosnan, will open in the U.S. on August 27th. Olga Kurylenko and Luke Bracey also star. Hit the jump for more. News of the scheduling shuffle for Relativity pictures Jane Got a Gun and November Man come courtesy of THR. »
- Dave Trumbore
So we know that Star Wars: Episode VII is filming. We think we know that the movie will visit Tatooine; we possibly know that the movie will visit Hoth; we don’t really know anyone in the cast yet, although rumors strongly indicate that there will be actors in this movie, possibly some actors who you will recognize. Not in that category: Maisie Richardson-Sellers, an English actress who The Hollywood Reporter claims is a strong contender for a major role in the hotly anticipated septquel.
Since this is a decidedly unofficial rumor based on anonymous sources discussing a film that »
- Darren Franich
What’s new, what’s hot, and what you may have missed, now available to stream.
streaming now, while it’s still in theaters
The Unknown Known: documentary interview with Bush-era insider Don Rumsfeld is like a horror movie with a calm sociopath at its center [at Amazon Instant Video]
streaming now, before it’s on dvd
Great Expectations: a lively, vibrant retelling that feels very modern, with none of the stuffiness of a traditional costume drama [my review] [at Amazon Instant Video] Philomena: a cry-till-you-laugh-dramedy about seeking lost family and finding new purpose; Judi Dench and Steve Coogan are fantastic; seriously, though: bring Kleenex [my review] [at Amazon Instant Video]
streaming now, before it’s in theaters
The Machine: the bleak chic of this Sf drama is intriguing, but the script that starts out smart and elegant soon slips into the shoddy and familiar [my review] [at Amazon Instant Video]
new to Prime
new to stream
Crouching Tiger, »
- MaryAnn Johanson
Since the hubbub of Oscar season has finally died away and we can look past the strategy of campaigns, August: Osage County arrives on Blu-ray for reexamination. Perhaps distance and time will finally melt those rosy-tinted glasses so many seem to have donned for the experience of the film, as multiple viewings only enhance its creaky strokes of forced melodrama. As with her nomination for 1999’s Music of the Heart, her unnecessary accolades for this appear to be overwhelmingly kiss ass. It’s a mode we’ve seen Ms. Streep in before, that of the highly nuanced harpy with complicated and convoluted depth; only it all feels so incredibly constrained and affected that it’s difficult to believe a single minute of it.
When something sounds too good to be true, it often is, and while John Wells certainly wasn’t the most inspired choice to helm the adaptation of »
- Nicholas Bell
Feature Simon Brew 8 Apr 2014 - 06:24
We've seen plenty of people hitting each other. As audiences, aren't we ready for something else?
Lots of blockbuster films have increasingly bold and intriguing ideas. Captain America: The Winter Soldier has strong elements of 70s political thriller. Man Of Steel questions how welcome an outsider is on Earth. On the same theme, X-Men films, at their best, look at the toleration of differences in modern, and modern-ish society. By many measures, the core of blockbuster cinema is getting more intelligent, more ambitious, and more willing to take chances. Give us themes such as those over the hollow core of Wild Wild West any day, thank you.
But why, no matter how intriguing the set-up, does it now seem compulsory for a modern blockbuster movie to conclude with a last act generally packed to the gills with often-incomprehensible action? Why is there some unwritten »
This week’s On Demand & DVD New Releases August: Osage County A dysfunctional family in Oklahoma comes together because of a family crisis. The very different family members are quickly thrust back together with their matriarch and realize that life was never easy in this house. Despite dark subject matter, an acting master class is in session from Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts that makes this film worth a look. Top to bottom this has a marvelously talented cast. Also stars Ewan McGregor (R, 2:01) 4/8 Grudge Match Imagine two of the greatest fighters of all time coming together to fight 30 … Continue reading →
The post This week’s On Demand & DVD New Releases appeared first on Channel Guide Magazine. »
- Meredith Ennis
London — Gfm Films, which is led by Guy Collins, Fred Hedman and Michael Ryan, has inked a pact to finance and handle worldwide sales on “Making It,” a multi‐platform drama series, which Gfm will introduce to buyers at next week’s MipTV.
The show has been developed by lead writer Shelley Miller (“Rockface”), and produced by Pure Grass Films and Tony Miller, who was formerly a partner in Jude Law and Ewan McGregor’s company Natural Nylon. Samuel Abrahams, whose short film “Connect” was BAFTA nommed, is attached to direct.
Targeted at 16 to thirtysomething women and men, “Making It” is an aspirational drama about the lives and loves of four female students sharing an apartment in a hip East London ‘hood and studying at an elite art college.
With the realistic feel of “Girls” and the dynamics of “Fame,” “Making It” explores the egos, rejection and rivalries that inhabit »
- Leo Barraclough
For years, it’s been speculated that both actress Paltrow and Coldplay frontman Martin carried on affairs outside their marriage. Prior to the announcement of their separation, rumors about an impending split had dramatically increased in volume. Now, it's being alleged that they had an opened marriage, reports People.
Paltrow is alleged to have stepped out on Martin with South Florida billionaire Jeffrey Soffer back in 2008, spending a considerable amount of time at the bachelor’s abode after attending the reopening of his Fontainebleau hotel. Another loud rumor involved entertainment lawyer Kevin Yorn. Glee producer Brad Falchuk was reportedly also in the mix.
As for Martin, reports have surfaced that he cheated frequently throughout his marriage to the Shakespeare in Love actress. »
Gina Carano found success as an Mma fighter, but my aversion to sweaty acronyms meant I first learned of her existence in Steven Soderbergh’s Haywire. She plays a CIA (more my speed) agent framed by her own people, and the film is basically her kicking one Hollywood leading man’s ass after the next including Channing Tatum, Michael Douglas, Ewan McGregor, Michael Fassbender, and Antonio Banderas. It’s a combination of star power and a very frequent use of Carano’s impressive fighting abilities that makes the film so fun, but more than that, those elements helped deflect attention away from the sloppy script and her poor acting. Fast forward three years later and she’s finally found a follow-up leading role, but oddly and unfortunately, In the Blood has very little clue what to do with her. Ava (Carano) and Derek (Cam Gigandet) are newlyweds on their honeymoon in the Caribbean, and »
- Rob Hunter
Stephen Garrett, Shine Pictures executive chairman and chairman of Shine's Kudos Film and TV, is leaving the company to look for other opportunities in scripted drama. Garrett, along with Kudos CEO Jane Featherstone, turned the indie British shingle into one of the U.K.'s hit-making TV powerhouses, boasting BBC series including Life on Mars, Hustle and Spooks on his production resume. Kudos also boasts a slew of movie productions made under Garrett’s watch as executive chairman of Shine Pictures, including David Cronenberg's Eastern Promises, scripted by Stephen Knight, and Salmon Fishing in The Yemen, starring Ewan McGregor and
- Stuart Kemp
This Movie Is Rated PG-13 for Tasteless Gay Jokes. The movie in question is Escape From Planet Earth. Has anyone seen it, and what did you think?
The Drag Race Fiasco: A Battle For GLAAD’s Soul?
Why are there no gay men on The Walking Dead?
What moms say to gay sons.
Big congrats to college football defensive end Mitch Eby, who has come out to his teammates and to Outsports.
Here he is reporting on a basketball game.
And here’s The Weekly ShoutOUT™. Each week we’re going to focus on one out athlete/performer and feature a daily pic and career timeline. »
Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin may be consciously uncoupling, but that won't get in the way of their careers - or their time with their kids. "Gwyneth is very focused on Goop and building a business, and Chris is a serious person about his music," a source who knows the couple tells People. "They are conscious of the fact that they have to work for all they have, even if from the outside they have a lot." Both the actress, 41, and singer, 37, have projects in the works. Martin joins The Voice this week as an adviser for all four judges' teams. »
- Jeff Nelson
Stand-up comedy has always been predominantly a straight man’s game. And because of that it has always been a treacherous place for Lgbt audiences. Let’s face it, “gay panic” and straight men’s squeamishness with homosexuality have been go-tos for guaranteed barroom laughs for decades.
Gay jokes may still be low-hanging fruit for straight comics but in recent years there has been a pronounced shift in the way that the broader culture frames its discussion of gay people. This article is a survey of recent “gay” material from popular straight male comedians. Some of the routines discussed here will be offensive to some readers. Some of them are offensive, period. But I’ve chosen to highlight comics and routines that I feel signify a shift – however slight – in how gay people are discussed in straight stand-up. Some of these men seem to sincerely support gay rights and gay people, »
- Brian Juergens
Let's face it, everything Emma Thompson does at an awards show is highly entertaining and absolutely brilliant. Remember when she appeared onstage at the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards with her Christian Louboutins in one hand and a martini in the other? And where do we even begin with the 18th Annual SAG Awards. Photobombing Lupita Nyong'o on the red carpet, grooving to the music that played while she presented an award with Ewan McGregor and sipping a cocktail when the camera fell on her during the Best Actress category. It's really difficult to pick the best moment. The Saving Mr. Banks actress was back to her amazing and usual silly form at the 2014 Jameson Empire Awards in London on »
With rumours flying about a new Indiana Jones and Disney reportedly closing in on their final choices for Jj Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII, the Hollywood casting machine is operating at an even higher temperature than usual.
You'll be familiar with some of these near-misses, but others are frankly astonishing. Which rapper almost took Matt Damon's role in Elysium? Which former Friends star was the first choice to front Men in Black? And why is Leonardo DiCaprio Christian Bale's nemesis? Read on...
Al Pacino - Star Wars
Pacino revealed during a Q&A session last year that the role of roguish smuggler Han Solo was "his for the taking" back in the '70s, but he turned it down because he didn't understand the script. Harrison Ford made the role iconic and ended up having his own issues with Lucas's script, famously telling the director "You can type this s**t, »
With Darren Aronofksy's "Noah" storming into theaters this weekend, plus the arrival of a new trailer for the latest weather disaster entry "Into the Storm," we've rounded up some clips from titles in the Meteorologic Mayhem genre, dominated by prescient disaster king Roland Emmerich ("The Day After Tomorrow," "2012"). Non-Emmerich entries include Wolfgang Petersen's "The Perfect Storm," Kevin Costner headliner "Waterworld," animated "Ice Age: The Meltdown," Juan Antonio Bayona's emotion-wrenching portrait of the Thailand tsunami "The Impossible" (starring Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts) and that flying-cow Ilm classic "Twister," which helped to inaugurate sell-the-vfx-before-the-movie marketing. What's your fave weather disaster film? What have we left out? For its part, "Into the Storm" is helmed by Steven Quale ("Final Destination 5"). Richard Armitage (Thorin from the "Hobbit" films) stars. Here's the official synopsis:In the span of a single day, the town of »
- Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
Interview Ryan Lambie 31 Mar 2014 - 06:27
“Maybe Brad Pitt doesn’t know what it’s like to be unpopular,” actor, writer and director Richard Ayoade tells me, his voice quiet and reflective, “but most people know what it’s like to have no one interested, or to be lonely, or to be knocked back, or to regret.”
Ayoade’s referring to his new film, The Double, a brilliantly surreal and poignant drama starring Jesse Eisenberg. Adapted from the novel of the same name by Fyodor Dostoevsky, it’s about a painfully shy young office worker (Eisenberg) and his polar opposite (also Eisenberg), who’s outgoing and confident. Unfolding like a science fiction nightmare, The Double is like a visual representation of anxiety and awkwardness, a portrait of »
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