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Chicago – In the latest HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 35 pairs of advance-screening movie passes up for grabs to the new highly anticipated new thriller “Nightcrawler” starring Jake Gyllenhaal!
“Nightcrawler,” which opens on Oct. 31, 2014 and is rated “R,” also stars Rene Russo, Bill Paxton, Michael Papajohn, Marco Rodríguez, James Huang, Kent Shocknek, Pat Harvey, Sharon Tay, Rick Garcia and Leah Fredkin from writer and director Dan Gilroy (“The Bourne Legacy,” “Real Steel”). Note: You must be 17+ to win and attend this “R”-rated screening.
To win your free “Nightcrawler” passes courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just get interactive with our social media widget below. That’s it! This screening is on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014 at 7 p.m. in downtown Chicago. The more social actions you complete, the more points you score and the higher yours odds of winning! Completing these social actions only increases your odds of winning; this doesn’t intensify your competition! »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
Switching off Gotham now would be premature damnation of a potentially-excellent show. Rob explains why…
This article talks about Gotham up to episode five. There are no big spoilers, though.
In some corners of the internet, there are those who are already trying to call time on the Gotham TV show. From the small handful of episodes we’ve seen so far (5 have aired stateside and 2 in the UK), a few folk out there are acting all Ra’s al Ghul about the matter and telling us that Gotham is beyond saving and must be allowed to die.
The tone of some of these pieces, we'd suggest, goes beyond criticism into lambasting. It feels somewhat like the cool kids ganging up on the new boy who read the questions wrong in his school entrance exam and landed himself in the bottom set for everything. Sure, there have been mistakes, but »
The year is 2025, and once again the human race finds itself in yet another clichéd fight for survival. However, on this occasion it is the Alien's cognitive ability that threatens us most, rather than their over-powered weaponry or unforgiving size.
Combat evolved, the humans efforts are seemingly futile, with victories fewer and far between. However, highly strung propaganda and vivacious speeches from leading political figures ensure a constant recruitment drive, and none are more inspiring than Major General Cage (Tom Cruise) - a charismatic personality whose emphatic belief in the ultimate victory is somewhat infectious. It's as if Cruise is playing Cruise, because that same charismatic personality is what we've come to love and respect in regards to the veteran actor.
However, when ‘Cage’ is told he will be heading the front-line into direct combat in Paris, France, the mood changes. Until then his weapon had been words and his combat inspirational… »
Skye is special, damn it.
This is what I’ve been told since Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. first premiered last year. Every since Chloe Bennet’s Skye was first introduced on the show, we’ve been made to believe that she is something special. The snappy talking, staple of every Whedon show who was meant to be our guide into the world of S.H.I.E.L.D. But since the show’s meager beginnings, she was an awkwardly shaped piece to the puzzle constantly being shoved into spaces where she just didn’t fit.
Agent Ward had to fall in love with her. Coulson was her father figure. When her hacker skill set got kind of boring, she then became a possible alien with ties to the blue skinned corpse that resuscitated Coulson and turned John Garrett (Bill Paxton) into a scene stealing, »
- Anghus Houvouras
His name may be Lou Bloom but a more accurate name for Jake Gyllenhaal would be the title of Dan Gilroy’s debut feature film. Lou is a creature of the night – like a wolf scrounging for scraps in order to survive another day. It isn’t until he discovers the seedy world of late-night accident and crime-reporting that he feels his skills are finally being utilized. By imitating fellow reporter Joe (Bill Paxton) and following the guidance of his new boss Nina (Rene Russo), Lou’s “business” begins to take-off. Soon he is hiring an assistant (Riz Ahmed) for his late night reporting and rising to the top above his competition. It isn’t until a deadly murder that he catches on tape that places his life and everyone around him in jeopardy.
With a shit-eating grin, greasy hair, and bulging eyes that showcase the character’s eagerness for fame and fortune, »
- Michael Haffner
The Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. held court on Sunday evening at the New York City Paley Center’s Paleyfest, in a panel discussion moderated by yours truly and embedded below.
Following an advanced screening of this Tuesday’s episode — in which Coulson makes an unspeakable decision that elicited gasps from the audience, and Adrianne Palicki erupted the crowd as Marvel’s batons-wielding badass Bobbi “Mockingbird” Morse — Clark Gregg sang the praises of the ABC series’ casting and its crafting of strong female characters. (As Marvel TV boss/exec producer Jeph Loeb explained, “We cast up” to »
While October is generally associated with traditional horror releases, this month brings a new flavour to theatres, with Dan Gilroy’s directorial debut Nightcrawler making its way to the big screen. With a cast that includes Jake Gyllenhaal, Riz Ahmed, Rene Russo, and Bill Paxton, the movie follows a driven but unemployed individual, Lou Bloom, who discovers the lucrative world of underground La crime journalism, falling down a rabbit hole that involves the local TV news and the police.
Ahead of the film’s release in Canadian theatres, Elevation Pictures will be holding advance screenings on Wednesday, October 29th in seven Canadian cities. People in Halifax, Edmonton, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Victoria, and Vancouver will get a chance to see the film ahead of the rest of the viewing public.
Want to be one of the lucky audience members of the movie’s advance screenings? Well, like Lou Bloom says, “If »
- Deepayan Sengupta
Misty Upham found dead in Seattle suburb (photo: Misty Upham and Juliette Lewis) Actress Misty Upham, who had gone missing since October 6, 2014, was found dead on Thursday, October 16, in a wooded area along the White River in suburban Seattle. The cause and time of death remain unclear. Best known for her roles in Frozen River, which earned her an Independent Spirit Award nomination, and August: Osage County, Upham was 32. According to a statement her father, Charles Upham, sent to media outlets, Misty Upham was last seen on October 5, walking from her sister's apartment in Muckleshoot, Washington. Her father added that she suffered from bipolar disorder and had bouts of depression and anxiety — she had gone missing in the past — but said he didn't believe she was suicidal. "The truth is Misty is not stressed over money or career. Her career is going great," he wrote last Sunday, October 12. "As her »
- Anna Robinson
Like the cyborg killing machine it’s named for, James Cameron’s sci-fi action classic “The Terminator” is a blockbuster that simply refuses to die. And if the crowd at Wednesday’s 30th anniversary screening at the American Cinematheque’s Egyptian Theatre was any indication, it never will. Writer/director Cameron and writer/producer Gale Anne Hurd were on hand to celebrate three decades of robotic rampage in a lively Q&A moderated by Geoff Boucher.
Arnold Schwarzenegger was scheduled to join them, but a sudden flu kept him from attending. Instead, the actor sent a brief video greeting, which played before the film. Shot four hours prior, it showed the star recuperating in his bed and looking miserable. “I know machines are not supposed to get sick,” he joked wearily, “but I want to thank the millions and millions of fans around the world who’ve supported ‘The Terminator. »
- Matthew Chernov
Director: Doug Liman
People can be split into two groups; those that think Tom Cruise is the finest leading man of a generation, adding energy and quality to all the films he’s worked on- and those that would like to see him killed over and over again. Well, the stars have aligned and humanity can unite, as Edge Of Tomorrow serves both camps.
Cruise plays Cage, a battle-shy army major demoted to private following an act of cowardice. Unfortunately for Cage, his slip in rank coincides with a seemingly un-winnable war against super- intelligent Matrix-esque metallic octopus aliens. So far, so silly (but good silly like Starship Troopers, not bad silly like Pacific Rim »
- Dave Bennett
Warning: This story contains major spoilers from Tuesday’s episode of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Heroes fighting themselves is all the rage right now. During Tuesday’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen) met her match when she was forced to fight... herself. Here’s how it all went down: After Coulson (Clark Gregg) and May went undercover to recover a priceless painting with the mysterious alien language inscribed on the back, they ran into Talbot (Adrian Pasdar), who enlisted their help in deciphering the writing instead of arresting them on sight. However, it wasn’t actually Talbot, »
- Natalie Abrams
Ahead of its release later this month, two new clips from writer-director Dan Gilroy’s Nightcrawler have arrived online, showing just how driven Lou Bloom (Jake Gyllenhaal) really is, as he enters the cut-throat, dangerous world of nightcrawling. Check them out after the official synopsis…
Nightcrawler is a pulse-pounding thriller set in the nocturnal underbelly of contemporary Los Angeles. Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Lou Bloom, a driven young man desperate for work who discovers the high-speed world of L.A. crime journalism. Finding a group of freelance camera crews who film crashes, fires, murder and other mayhem, Lou muscles into the cut-throat, dangerous realm of nightcrawling — where each police siren wail equals a possible windfall and victims are converted into dollars and cents. Aided by Rene Russo as Nina, a veteran of the blood-sport that is local TV news, Lou blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story. »
- Gary Collinson
Off all the options heading your way as Halloween approaches, Nightcrawler looks to be the oddest, and creepiest. Jake Gyllenhaal stars as a man who may or may not have a screw loose, but definitely has his eye on making his own way in the world. With apparently few options, he sets off to create his own job as a crime journalist, and things soon get rather hairy.
The film has released two new clips, and they show off Gyllenhaal’s ability to convince us that maybe he finds it a little too easy to be very weird.
Check them out below, and make sure you catch this one.
Nightcrawler is a pulse-pounding thriller set in the nocturnal underbelly of contemporary Los Angeles. Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Lou Bloom, a driven young man desperate for work who discovers the high-speed world of L.A. crime journalism. Finding a group of »
- Marc Eastman
Jake Gyllenhaal is proving just how driven he really is in two new clips from his upcoming crime drama, ‘Nightcrawlers.’ In the clips from the thriller, ‘I’m Lou Bloom’ and ‘A Screaming Woman,’ the Academy Award-nominated actor’s character, Lou Bloom, enters the cut-throat, dangerous world of nightcrawling. The film, which was written and directed by Dan Gilroy, is set to be released in theaters on October 31, 2014. Besides Gyllenhaal, ‘Nightcrawler’ also stars Rene Russo, Bill Paxton and Riz Ahmed. Open Road Films, which will distribute ‘Nightcrawler’ in theaters nationwide, has released the following synopsis for the drama: ‘Nightcrawler’ is a pulse-pounding thriller set in the nocturnal underbelly of contemporary [ Read More ]
- Karen Benardello
Stars: Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton, Brendan Gleeson, Jonas Armstrong, Tony Way, Kick Gurry, Franz Drameh, Dragomir Mrsic, Charlotte Riley | Written by Christopher McQuarrie, Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth | Directed by Doug Liman
Anybody who has played computer games (and who hasn’t?) knows how useful the restart option is, or the more annoying forced respawn from death. To die at a tricky part of the level and just be able to restart at a checkpoint or recently saved position helps you adapt your strategy and retry what you did wrong, till you finally make it past that tough part and reach the end of the level. This is exactly what Tom Cruise has the ability to do in Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow.
Tom Cruise plays Major William Cage, an arrogant PR man for the human war machine fighting against the alien invasion that has overtaken most of Europe. »
- Paul Metcalf
There are quite a few movies I'm looking forward to this month, Birdman and Whiplash chief among them, but one film that has really shot up my list in recent weeks is Nightcrawler, directed by Dan Gilroy and starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Bill Paxton, and Riz Ahmed. I love a good crime thriller, and if Brad's review is any indication, Nightcrawler may be right up my alley. He called the film "darkly satirical" and "frequently funny in a morally disturbed kind of way", and that just whets my appetite even more. Open Road Films, which is distributing Nightcrawler, released a new clip for the film today featuring Gyllenhaal as freelance crime journalist Lou Bloom. He enters a local news station attempting to sell footage to the station's producer Nina (Russo), footage he's certain she'll be "very excited about." After several years of so-so performances, Gyllenhaal seems to be on a roll as of late, »
- Jordan Benesh
Open Road Films has released a new Nightcrawler clip from director Dan Gilroy’s upcoming psychological thriller, which was one of the best films I saw at the Toronto International Film Festival this year. Jake Gyllenhaal plays Lou Bloom, a sociopath who plunges into the depths of filming gruesome footage for local news, and begins pushing the limits between covering the news and making it. The film has shades of Network and Taxi Driver, and you’ll get a little taste of the former in this new clip that finds Bloom pitching himself to a late night network news producer played by Rene Russo. Their relationship in the film develops in delicious fashion, and I can’t wait to see the movie again when it opens on Halloween. Hit the jump to check out the new Nightcrawler clip as well as some new images, and click here to read Matt’s review. »
- Adam Chitwood
Jake Gyllenhaal has one of the most trustworthy faces in Hollywood. His textbook doe eyes and wide toothy smile imbue his characters with a fundamental innocence, from Brokeback Mountain's wounded Jack Twist to Zodiac's obsessive Robert Graysmith to the stalwart cops of End of Watch and Prisoners.
But within those eyes also lies the potential for mania, and screenwriter Dan Gilroy's directorial debut Nightcrawler exploits this to unsettling effect. Gyllenhaal lost some widely publicised weight to play the stringy, slippery Lou Bloom, an ambitious petty thief on the search for a clean break in Los Angeles. "I've made up my mind to find a career I can learn and grow into," he tells a disinterested potential employer, one of many recruitment platitudes he spouts. If you »
Edge of Tomorrow - Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD Director: Doug Liman Cast: Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton, Jonas Armstrong,Kick Gurry. Full cast + crew There's one movie every summer blockbuster season that seems like it should have been a bigger deal. This year that unenviable title belongs to Edge of Tomorrow (which you'd be forgiven for now thinking it's called Live Die Repeat), an enormously entertaining sci-fi action movie that combines an alien-invasion movie with a Groundhog Day-like time loop in smart, memorable and inventive ways. Tom Cruise will once again remind people why he's an international superstar, but the real revelation here for many may be just how much ass Emily Blunt kicks in an action...
- Peter Hall
A new TV spot and poster has been released for Jake Gyllenhaal's unsettling new thriller Nightcrawler. The actor seems to have completely transformed himself into the shady character he plays in this story. This may be an incredibly dark film, but it looks great.
The story follows a character named Lou Bloom, "an ambitious young man desperate for work." While trying to find his calling in life he discovers the world of L.A. crime journalism. "When Lou learns of a group of freelance camera crews who film crashes, fires, murder and other mayhem, Lou muscles his way into the dangerous realm of night crawling, where a police siren wail means a possible windfall, and victims are converted into dollars and cents. Aided by Nina, a local TV news veteran, Lou blurs the line between observer and participant."
- Joey Paur
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