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After seeing such memorable pimps on screen as Taxi Driver‘s Harvey Keitel, True Romance‘s Gary Oldman and even The Other Guys‘ Will Ferrell (if we’re getting into reformed territory), a new documentary dives into the life of one of the world’s most influential real-life figures and we’ve got the first trailer today. Coming from director Jorge [...] »
- Jack Cunliffe
Poor Matt Damon. Damon’s tour de force one night “hosting” stint January 24th on Jimmy Kimmel Live was a real triumph, maybe the funniest and finest work by any guest on a variety (as talk shows are classified in the Emmys) series this season. Damon’s rep tells me they had been trying for a very long time to make this appearance possible and finally his schedule freed him up to do it. But as far as Emmys go, it doesn’t exist. Of course the whole show was one big gag based on Kimmel’s long standing show biz mock hatred of Damon. He’s ended virtually every episode of his decade-old talker by saying that unfortunately the show ran out of time for Damon’s appearance. Of course Damon was never really booked and it was all an elaborate running joke but finally it paid off when Damon supposedly kidnapped Kimmel, »
- PETE HAMMOND
Warning: Spoilers Galore.
By not simply rolling to "The End," "They all lived happily ever after," etc. after Frodo made a three-pointer chucking The One Ring into Mount Doom, Peter Jackson set a pretty bad precedent in "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King." Every time it seemed like all was well and we were fading to credits, another five-minute scene would roll in. Toss in a few Oscars and you've got a bunch of blockbuster directors wanting to add 20 endings to their genre films, too.
With "Man of Steel" currently keeping people from validating their parking for way longer than they should, let's take a look at five recent flicks that just kept going and going and going ...
'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' (2011)
- Max Evry
Aside from having the greatest name ever, Benedict Cumberbatch has been doing pretty well for himself. He’s got a hit TV show and is making big strides into Hollywood, what with his role as the baddie in Star Trek Into Darkness, The Hobbit films, The Fifth Estate, August: Osage County, and 12 Years A Slave. Everybody wants a piece of this guy, including his Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy co-star Gary Oldman, who we recently reported is interested in casting Cumberbatch in his biopic of film pioneer Eadweard Muybridge, entitled Flying Horse. Now it appears that Cumberbatch might very well be interested in that part.
The part Cumberbatch would be playing in Flying Horse is not Muybridge, but Major Harry Larkyns. Larkyns was the theatre critic that Muybridge murdered in 1874 after discovering that Larkyns had an affair with his wife and possibly fathered their son Florado. Muybridge tracked down Larkyns and shot him at point-blank range, »
- Lauren Humphries-Brooks
To the Wonder, 2012.
Directed by Terrence Malick.
A man is torn between two loves: the European woman who comes to United States to be with him, and the old flame he reconnects with from his hometown.
Released in 2012, To the Wonder marks the shortest timeframe between Terrence Malick films - with Palme d'Or winner The Tree of Life dominating 2011. To the Wonder didn't garner the same attention as Tree of Life, but it holds a similar DNA as it dreamily reflects on the relationship between Neil (Ben Affleck) and Marina (Olga Kurylenko). As an artist, Malick reacts to the moment and ruthlessly excises unnecessary characters and ideas if they do not relate to the core story he is trying to tell. The Thin Red Line removed performances by Gary Oldman and Mickey Rourke, »
- Flickering Myth
Gary Oldman's (The Dark Knight Rises) directorial debut was the powerful drama Nil by Mouth in 1997, starring Ray Winstone (The Sweeney) and Kathy Burke (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy). Now there are reports that for his follow-up he is planning to direct a biopic of the film pioneer Eadweard Muybridge titled Flying Horse.
Muybridge developed technological advances in photography and motion-capturing imagery. The film will focus on the love affair between his wife Flora and the theatre critic Harry Larkyns, who was killed by Muybridge.
Oldman has written the script and is eyeing Ralph Fiennes (Skyfall) and Benedict Cumberbatch (Star Trek Into Darkness) to play Muybridge and Larkyns. He might also appear himself, as the district attorney who prosecuted Muybridge.
Flying Horse is scheduled to begin production early next year and will be produced by Oldman's manager Douglas Urbanski. Oldman can next be seen in the upcoming thriller Paranoia with Liam Hemsworth and Harrison Ford. »
The biopic, which will be Oldman's second directorial effort, tells the story of British photographer Eadweard Muybridge, who played a significant role in developing the technology behind motion pictures.
Fiennes would play Muybridge, with Cumberbatch set to take the role of Harry Larkyns, a theatre critic who fathered a child with Muybridge's wife and was ultimately murdered by Muybridge.
Oldman has written the script, and is also likely to play a small role as Muybridge's attorney, The Wrap reports.
Cumberbatch and Oldman co-starred in 2011's Tinker Tailor Solider Spy, while Fiennes and Oldman both played significant roles in the Harry Potter series.
Oldman made his directorial debut with 1997 drama Nil By Mouth.
Watch Oldman discussing Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy with Digital Spy below: »
Nil By Mouth is one of the greatest films ever made, so it seems a shame that acting legend Gary Oldman hasn’t directed since. But that looks set to change thanks to Flying Horse, a biopic focusing on the life of Eadweard Muybridge, a photographer known for his pioneering work in motion-picture projection. Obviously quite the inspiration for anyone in film, but I’d hazard a guess that Oldman will focus more on the darker side of his life, which included murder. Suspecting his son may have been fathered by his wife’s friend, he shot the man (Major Harry Larkyns) dead after saying “Good evening, Major, my name is Muybridge and here’s the answer to the letter you sent my wife.” Muybridge’s insanity plea may have been dismissed, but the jury saw fit to acquit him on the grounds of justifiable homicide. Good times.
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- Luke Ryan Baldock
It’s been 16 years since Gary Oldman stepped behind the camera to direct the blistering Nil By Mouth. Since then, he’s kept busy starring in the Harry Potter films and the Dark Knight trilogy. Now he’s looking to call the shots once more for Flying Horse, a biopic of pioneering photographer Eadweard Muybridge.Though he’s not quite a household name, Muybridge is well known among devotees of photographic techniques, since becoming famous for his pictures of Yosemite captured after he emmigrated to the States as a young man.He’s best known, however, for pushing the boundaries of work capturing animal movement years before motion pictures were invented. His life took a turn for the dramatic with the love affair between Muybridge’s wife, Flora, and theatre critic Harry Larkyns, who the photographer shot and killed. The jury acquitted him on the grounds of justifiable homicide.According to The Wrap, »
I figured this as good of a spot as any to post my own brief review of Man Of Steel. I liked it, but didn't love it. Its big on action, with plenty of Wow moments, but weak on character development. Most of the blame for that falls upon screenwriter, David Goyer. Most glaringly, three great actors: Christopher Meloni, Laurence Fishburne and Richard Schiff, are left with underutilized and underdeveloped roles. Which is surprising since David Goyer had worked on Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy. For those films there were always plenty of witty dialogue and meaningful scenes for supporting actors, like Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, and Morgan Freeman. Because of that, we ended up caring for Alfred, Gordon, and Lucius Fox, just as much as we did for Christian Bale (Bruce Wayne/Batman). But, not every character is underdeveloped. I was delighted with Kevin Costner's performance as Pa Kent, »
Welcome back to Thn’s Top Ten Former Child Stars That You Now Totally Would. Yesterday we had numbers 10 – 6, which you can view here. Now it’s time to get your voyeurism on as we check out the Top Five. Is it appropriate? Not really. Is it justifiable? That’s for the courts to decide.
Child star? What were they in?
He cut his teeth on various TV shows including Roseanne, Dr Quinn: Medicine Woman, Quantum Leap and even Murder She Wrote. But we all remember him best as little Tommy Solomon in the terrific 3rd Rock From The Sun. He also got an ice hockey boot through the face in Halloween: H20 (1998) and was juuuuuuust about legal in the brilliant 10 Things I Hate About You. Though it may not feel like it, you can totally ogle him in that film, guilt free. Go ahead. I’ll wait. »
- John Sharp
Gary Oldman is set to direct "Flying Horse," a biopic about film pioneer Eadweard Muybridge.
Muybridge was a photographer whose techniques paved the way for the motion picture projector and ultimately the entire film industry.
The film will focus on his other claim to fame - the murder of reputed theater critic Major Henry Larkyns who was engaged in an affair with his wife.
Oldman will pen the script and might also play the role of district attorney Dennis Spencer who defended Muybridge in his murder trial.
Shooting aims to begin next year.
Source: The Wrap »
- Garth Franklin
For decades, Gary Oldman has demonstrated his knack for drastically changing his appearance and mannerisms to suit the character he’s playing in any given film. From drug-dealing pimp Drexl Spivey in True Romance to Count Dracula himself in Francis Ford Coppola’s 1992 adaptation of the Bram Stoker novel, Oldman has been widely acclaimed for his chameleon-like transformations.
Now, Oldman is looking to add another radically different role to his accomplished career: director. Currently, the actor’s only directorial feature credit is the 1997 British release Nil by Mouth, which starred Ray Winstone as an abusive husband. This time, however, it looks like Oldman has his sights set on a more ambitious project.
According to The Wrap, ...
- Robert Yaniz Jr.
Here's the first poster for the upcoming Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, and Liam Hemsworth thriller Paranoia. Hemsworth surrounds himself with an insanely talented cast, unfortunately the movie looks like it's going to be mediocre. I just don't think Hemsworth has the talent to carry a film like this on his shoulders. When you put him up against these great actors, he just doesn't cut it. You can see what I'm talking about by watching the trailer, which I've included below.
The high stakes thriller Paranoia takes us deep behind the scenes of global success to a deadly world of greed and deception. The two most powerful tech billionaires in the world (Harrison Ford and Gary Oldman) are bitter rivals with a complicated past who will stop at nothing to destroy each other. A young superstar (Liam Hemsworth), seduced by unlimited wealth and power falls between them, and becomes trapped in »
- Joey Paur
Many years have passed since acclaimed actor Gary Oldman debuted as writer/director with the uncompromising Nil By Mouth as film that won two BAFTA awards. Well, the good news is that Oldman is developing a biopic of film pioneer Eadweard Muybridge called ‘Flying Horse’ that he intends to direct early next year. Oldman is reportedly seeking out his recent co-stars Ralph Fiennes (Harry Potter) to play Muybridge and Benedict Cumberbatch (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) to play Harry Larkyns, a famous theater critic killed by Muybridge. Oldman has already written the script for Flying Horse and may also take on the smaller role of Dennis Spencer, »
- Nick Martin
Considering how many biopics get made in a year, it.s kind of astounding how many there are that don.t get made, for people both famous and not. And if I would just casually toss the name Eadweard Muybridge out there, would you immediately know who I was talking about? He's the 19th century photographer known as the "Father of the Motion Picture." And would it surprise you that this article is about the third feature concerning Muybridge to be announced in the last year and a half? Andy Serkis was attached to one, and the other is to be an adaptation of The Inventor and the Tycoon. You won.t be surprised to know that this is the most promising of the three though. The Wrap reports that thespian extraordinaire Gary Oldman (The Dark Knight Rises) is planning on making a Muybridge-centered biopic titled Flying Horse his second »
Two time BAFTA winner Gary Oldman hopes to add Ralph Fiennes and Benedict Cumberbatch to his second directorial effort, Flying Horse. Oldman has collaborated with both actors in the past as he co-starred with Cumberbatch in the intriguing but overly complex drama Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (for which Oldman was a Best Actor nominee at the Oscars) and with Fiennes in the Harry Potter series.
Flying Horse, which was written by Oldman, is a biopic of photographer Eadweard James Muybridge. While Muybridge’s accomplishments and contributions to film would provide plenty of material alone, the movie will center primarily on the relentless media gossip surrounding his personal life.
In addition to making great strides in his photography work, Muybridge was accused of murdering a theater critic, Harry Larkyns, who he suspected was having an affair with his wife. Fiennes would take the role of Muybridge opposite Cumberbatch as the deceitful critic Larkyns. »
- Katherine Kranz
Actor Gary Oldman is readying his next directorial project, a biopic on film pioneer Eadweard Muybridge entitled Flying Horse. Ralph Fiennes and Benedict Cumberbatch are being eyed to star, although no deals have been confirmed yet.
Eadweard Muybridge was a photographer who helped settle a bet for California governor Leland Stanford in the late 1800s, who believed that a horse had all four hooves off the ground while running in full stride, although this could not be detected by the human eye. Using an array of 12 cameras he helped prove Stanford right, paving the way for the motion picture projector and the film industry as we know it. However, Eadweard Muybridge is also famous for murdering reputed theater critic Major Henry Larkyns, who was having an affair with his wife, Fiona. This biopic will focus on this love triangle, with Ralph Fiennes being eyed to star as Eadweard Muybridge and »
Gary Oldman is getting back in the director’s chair. Oldman is developing a biopic of photographer Eadweard Muybridge called Flying Horse that he intends to direct early next year, should the financing come together. Muybridge was a pioneer in the world of photography, as he focused on the studies of photography in motion and paved the way for the very first motion-picture; the Englishman literally made movies possible. It’s Muybridge’s personal life, though, that will be front and center in Flying Horse. Upon learning that his young wife’s friend, a theater critic named Major Harry Larkyns, may have fathered their seven-month-old son, Muybridge tracked Larkyns down and said, “Good evening, Major, my name is Muybridge and here’s the answer to the letter you sent my wife,” before shooting Larkyns point-blank and killing him. A nice gentleman, no doubt. Hit the jump for more on the project, »
- Adam Chitwood
It has been seventeen years since Gary Oldman dropped his feature length directorial debut and cult fave "Nil By Mouth," but he hasn't yet followed it up with anything. Not that he's been short of ideas. Back in 2011, he said he wanted to team up Colin Firth for an unnamed remake, while in early 2012 he said he had a project about a sex addict he wanted to direct. Well, the good news is that Oldman does have a new directorial effort cooking, and the surprising part is that it's none of those. Instead, it's a biopic of Eadweard Muybridge called "Flying Horse," and even more, he's seeking his "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" co-star Benedict Cumberbatch and his 'Harry Potter' pal Ralph Fiennes to star. Penned by Oldman, the movie would tell the story of the photographer instrumental in helping to develop motion pictures. But the movie will focus on the »
- Kevin Jagernauth
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