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3 of the Greatest Book to Movie Adaptations

1 September 2014 6:27 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Anthony Hodgson on his three greatest book to movie adaptations…

American Psycho

Author, Bret Easton Ellis.

Screenplay, Mary Harron & Guinevere Turner.

Upon its original publication in 1991, American Psycho was marred by controversy, and it’s no surprise considering one of the chapters is called ‘Killing Child at Zoo’, which was sensibly not included in the film. The satire focuses on Patrick Bateman, a cold blooded narcissistic ‘yuppie’ who spends his days listening to Phil Collins in his plush Wall Street office, but spends his nights brutally murdering prostitutes and homeless people. Harron & Turner were set with the tough task of portraying the comedic elements of the book whilst keeping it’s gruesome themes.

And they nailed it. From the opening credits of blood-like condiments dripping across the screen, to the famously ambiguous ending, it is easy to tell that they truly understood what Ellis was trying to say. And through »

- Gary Collinson

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Wamg’s Guide To 100+ Films For Fall / Holiday 2014

29 August 2014 1:49 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

As we look in the rearview mirror of the summer blockbusters, September heralds the start of the fall movie season. Filled with Hollywood heavyweights and A-listers, here’s our Big list of the most anticipated movies coming to cinemas this autumn and during the holidays.

Our exhaustive list includes films that are playing at the upcoming Toronto Film Festival as well the ones that already have a theatrical release date. With the awards season on the horizon, we also added a few bonus films at the end to keep your eye out for in the months ahead.

Pull up a chair, grab a pen and paper and get ready for Wamg’s Guide to the 100+ Films This Fall And Holiday Season.

We kick it off with what’s showing in Toronto at the film festival that runs September 4 – 14.

Maps To The StarsSeptember 2014 – Toronto International Film Festival; UK & Ireland September »

- Movie Geeks

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‘Exodus’ Director Ridley Scott Explains Controversial Casting Decision

29 August 2014 10:38 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Thousands of people aren't happy with “Exodus: Gods and Kings” director Ridley Scott‘s decision to cast all white leads as Egyptians in the upcoming Biblical drama, but there's a method to his madness: He just really likes Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton. When asked to expand on his self-described “careful” casting of the 20th Century Fox Dec. 12 release, Scott told Yahoo he knew Bale “was the right actor for the role” of Moses. Also read: 9 Burning Fall Movie Questions: Will ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’ be Blessed? Who Will Grinch Flinch? “I was thinking about the idea of ‘Exodus’ and Moses being. »

- Greg Gilman

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Ridley Scott Casts White Men To Play Egyptians, Explains His Choices

28 August 2014 8:42 PM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Despite the fact that Ridley Scott's new movie Exodus: Gods and Kings in largely set in ancient Egypt, you'll notice that the cast of lead actors is basically completely dominated by white dudes. Bringing the titular biblical story to life will be the likes of Christian Bale as Moses and Joel Edgerton as Ramses. Over the past few months, the movie has been dealing with a bit of controversy due to this aspect - some moviegoers claiming "whitewashing" - and as a result representatives for the movie, like Edgerton, have had to explain why the casting was handled the way it was. Now the film's director is finally weighing in with his point of view on the matter, and one of the ways he's doing so is by pointing at some interesting information about the real-life demographics of the story's setting. Ridley Scott's comments come to us from Yahoo! »

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The Trip To Italy – The Review

28 August 2014 3:37 PM, PDT | | See recent news »


As the Summer winds down to a precious few last days, many folks wait until the season’s last hurrah, the Labor Day holiday, to finally “get outta’ Dodge”. If you can’t find the time or funds perhaps you can head to the theatre and watch someone else hit the trail. A few weeks ago movie goers watched two men of a certain mature age head off for adventure in Iceland in Land Ho in an improvisational pseudo-documentary. Well, now two seasoned comedy pros who scored with a similar flick a few years back have returned to vacation once more. Now I’m not talking about a re-discovered, unearthed from the film vaults Hope and Crosby road picture. No sir, this is the return of a more recent comedy team: Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon, and unlike most teams they take turns being the straight man. Four years ago »

- Jim Batts

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Ridley Scott Sort of Addresses Whitewashing in Exodus: Gods And Kings

28 August 2014 11:30 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Ridley Scott's Exodus: Gods and Kings opens this December, and the casting for the film has been controversial to say the least. Although Ancient Egypt was a racially diverse society, the lead cast — Christian Bale as Moses, Joel Edgerton as Ramses, Sigourney Weaver as Tuya, and Aaron Paul as Joshua — is as white as it gets. That's unfortunately standard for a Hollywood movie, but things took a turn when the above photo hit the Internet. As you might have noticed, the important people are white, the slaves and servants are black. People had a problem with that, especially when they found that black and non-white actors were mostly credited with roles like "Egyptian Thief" and "Egyptian Lower Class Civilian." Yikes. Scott recently spoke to Yahoo Australia, and this is what he said about casting the film.

“Egypt was – as it is now – a confluence of cultures, as a result »

- Mily Dunbar

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Ridley Scott On "Exodus" Casting, New Pics

28 August 2014 9:45 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

There's been some minor controversy over the casting of Ridley Scott's upcoming Biblical epic "Exodus: Gods and Kings" and its use of Caucasian actors to play the key roles of the Egyptian royal family.

Now Scott himself has finally discussed the issue in a chat with Yahoo, saying the choices he made for the roles were very carefully done. Even so, it's a dismissive answer:

"Egypt was, as it is now, a confluence of cultures, as a result of being a crossroads geographically between Africa, the Middle East and Europe. We cast major actors from different ethnicities to reflect this diversity of culture, from Iranians to Spaniards to Arabs. There are many different theories about the ethnicity of the Egyptian people, and we had a lot of discussions about how to best represent the culture."

He was also asked about how religious communities will receive the film, to which »

- Garth Franklin

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Ridley Scott Tries to Explain Why the ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’ Cast is So White

28 August 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Normally, Ridley Scott tapping Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton for the leads of his next movie would be cause for excitement. But in the case of Exodus: Gods and Kings, Scott’s choices have raised some eyebrows. You see, Exodus is a film set in ancient Egypt, about ancient Egyptians, specifically Moses and Ramses. More than […]

The post Ridley Scott Tries to Explain Why the ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’ Cast is So White appeared first on /Film. »

- Angie Han

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Review: The Notebook, A Chilling Tale Of Creepy Twins In WWII Hungary

28 August 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

The idea of viewing wartime through the eyes of children has had its share of cinematic treatments over the years. Based on a prize winning novel of the same name, Hungarian director János Szász adds The Notebook/Le Grand Cahier to that list. It's a WWII drama that has a darker, much more sinister tone in reflecting human survival than, say, Steven Spielberg's Jg Ballard adaptation, Empire of the Sun (1987), starring baby Christian Bale. The film tells a story of young twin brothers (played by András and Lázló Gyémánt), singularly known only as bastards by their cruel grandmother, who reluctantly takes the boys into her care in her rural farm. This was decision of the twins' parents, who thought the kids would have a better chance...

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New Photos from Ridley Scott's 'Exodus: Gods and Kings'

28 August 2014 6:05 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

20th Century Fox has released some more new photos from director Ridley Scott's "Exodus: Gods and Kings," starring Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Aaron Paul, John Turturro, Sigourney Weaver, and Sir Ben Kingsley.

From acclaimed director Ridley Scott (Gladiator, Prometheus) comes the epic adventure “Exodus: Gods and Kings,” the story of one man’s daring courage to take on the might of an empire. Using state of the art visual effects and 3D immersion, Scott brings new life to the story of the defiant leader Moses (Christian Bale) as he rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses (Joel Edgerton), setting 600,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.

Scott directed the Biblical epic story from a screenplay written by Steve Zallian, Adam Cooper, and Bill Collage.

"Exodus: Gods and Kings" is set to hit theaters on December 12, 2014.

Have a look at the photos below. »

- Kellvin Chavez

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Ridley Scott addresses Exodus casting controversy: 'It's representative'

28 August 2014 5:41 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Ridley Scott has addressed the criticisms of his Exodus: Gods and Kings casting.

The director has been accused of reserving the main roles in his Biblical film for white actors.

"Egypt was - as it is now - a confluence of cultures, as a result of being a crossroads geographically between Africa, the Middle East and Europe," Scott told Yahoo.

"We cast major actors from different ethnicities to reflect this diversity of culture, from Iranians to Spaniards to Arabs.

"There are many different theories about the ethnicity of the Egyptian people, and we had a lot of discussions about how to best represent the culture."

Star Joel Edgerton has said that he "empathises" with the film's critics.

Exodus stars Christian Bale as Moses, Edgerton as Ramses, Aaron Paul as Joshua and Sigourney Weaver as Queen Tuya.

It was accused of restricting black actors to minor roles, including servants and slaves, »

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Ridley Scott Addresses Whitewashed Cast of 'Exodus: Gods and Kings'

27 August 2014 3:33 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

If you watched the trailer for Ridley Scott's latest film Exodus: Gods and Kings and found yourself annoyed by the whitewashed lead cast of the Biblical epic that takes place in Egypt, you're not the only one. There's been quite the outcry against the casting of Australian actor Joel Edgerton as Pharaoh Ramses II and British actor Christian Bale as Moses, and that's only been made worse since it's been revealed that a slew of black actors are playing servants, thieves and lower class civilians. And now, Ridley Scott himself has addressed the controversy, but hasn't really defended against the concerns being raised. Read more below! If you don't understand the issue at hand, here are a couple of tweets that lay it out simply: Apparently its ok to animate accurate looking Egyptians, but not ok to cast them live action. #BoycottExodusMovie— Marco (@Marcohtx) July 30, 2014 The irony. »

- Ethan Anderton

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Ridley Scott Claims That Exodus: Gods And Kings Has Plenty Of Diversity

27 August 2014 1:30 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Ridley Scott’s Exodus: Gods and Kings has been receiving quite a bit of criticism recently, and not just because it’s a terrible title for a film. A number of bloggers and tweeters have remarked upon the rather odd casting choices behind almost all the main characters. Those ancient Egyptians seem to be awfully…white.

The controversy comes down to a uniformly white cast in the front lines of Exodus: Gods and Kings, while black actors were cast (again, almost uniformly) as slaves or servants. Ridley Scott does not see much of a problem with the casting, though, as he told Australian Yahoo (via The Film Stage):

Egypt was – as it is now – a confluence of cultures, as a result of being a crossroads geographically between Africa, the Middle East and Europe. We cast major actors from different ethnicities to reflect this diversity of culture, from Iranians to Spaniards to Arabs. »

- Lauren Humphries-Brooks

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Ridley Scott Talks Controversial Casting Of 'Exodus: Gods And Kings' Plus 10 New Pics From The Biblical Epic

27 August 2014 1:04 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

As Ridley Scott puts the finishing touches on "Exodus: Gods And Kings" before it opens this Christmas (and remember, he's starting production on "The Martian" with Matt Damon this fall, which likely means it'll be in the can sooner rather than later), there is already controversy brewing around the Biblical epic. With Christian Bale as Moses, Joel Edgerton as Ramses II, Sigourney Weaver as Queen Tuya, and Aaron Paul as Joshua, there has been criticism about casting white Hollywood actors in non-white roles. But Scott explains why he chose to go down that road. "Egypt was – as it is now – a confluence of cultures, as a result of being a crossroads geographically between Africa, the Middle East and Europe. We cast major actors from different ethnicities to reflect this diversity of culture, from Iranians to Spaniards to Arabs. There are many different theories about the ethnicity of the Egyptian people, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Venice 2014: Birdman Review

27 August 2014 8:22 AM, PDT | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Venetian perennial Alejandro Inarritu opens this year’s Venice Film Festival with the exhilarating Birdman, a self-referential, biting comedy that channels something of Michael Frayn’s Noises Off but this time it’s for the Twitter generation.

The setting is a Broadway theatre, and our hero (or should I say superhero?) is aging Hollywood star Riggan Thomson (Michael Keaton), he of the Birdman superhero trilogy, last seen spreading his wings in the early 1990s. Now Thomson has decided to bring his stage adaptation of a Raymond Carver story to the stage, writing, directing and starring in What We Talk About When We Talk About Love.

Has he undertaken too great a task? Is he just another Hollywood has-been using the New York theatre scene to boost his ego and show of his acting chops? The evil Times critic appears to think so and she is determined that he fail. She is played by Lindsay Duncan, »

- Jo-Ann Titmarsh

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DC superhero movies that never got the greenlight

27 August 2014 3:26 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

We may be in the golden age of superhero cinema, but here are some DC movies that never made it…

Naysayers would have you believe that Hollywood chucks bucket-loads of cash at any old comic book movie pitch that happens to float through their corner-office window, get stuck to their shoe or come to them miraculously as an on-the-toilet epiphany.

However, this is not the case, particularly with DC comics characters. While some films that do get made may seem like bog-fodder (oh hey, Green Lantern), there are plenty of comic adaptation pitches, in-development scripts and passion projects that have ended up not getting made for various reasons.

We had a rummage through the aeons of DC cinema history (also known as extensive Googling) and pulled together all the comic book movie projects we could find that ended up in the bin of crushed dreams for Batman, Superman and more. »

- ryanlambie

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‘Hedwig And The Angry Inch’ Suffers Dip Following Neil Patrick Harris Departure

26 August 2014 8:25 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Michael Mayer’s revival of Hedwig And The Angry Inch might be suffering with post-Neil Patrick Harris blues, but it is definitely not suffering dramatically!

Harris left his run of the Tony award winning show, being replaced by Girls and The Book Of Mormon star Andrew Rannells. According to figures that were released from trading group Broadway League, the musical grossed $648,738 – which is still pretty good for a Broadway show, but it is far less than the $1,139,903 takings from Harris’ final bow the week before.

In other Broadway news two shows closed this weekend. The first being Woody Allen’s wonderful flop Bullets Over Broadway, which cost $14 million to make, closing just four months after its debut. The second, and the biggest Broadway surprise success of them all, was Disney’s Newsies (yes, a reboot of the movie musical that starred Christian Bale). The show ended on a high note, »

- Lucy Cave

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Ridley Scott Says Blade Runner 2 Script Written; Likely Shoot Before Prometheus Sequel

26 August 2014 4:58 AM, PDT | | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Ridley Scott is nothing if not busy. The iconic director is currently putting the finishing touches to Exodus: Gods and Monsters starring Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton, and then he'll be moving on to an adaptation of Andy Weir’s sci-fi novel, The Martian, which is set to star Matt Damon. But where does that leave these sequels to Blade Runner and Prometheus we've been promised? Well, according to Scott they're still happening, and Blade Runner 2 will probably be his next project after The Martian. “It’s written and it’s damn good,” Scott says of the planned sequel to his 1982 classic “Of course it involves Harrison [Ford], who is a survivor after all these years—despite the accident (referencing the actor's Star Wars set mishap). So yes, that will happen.” Ford has not officially signed on to star in the film yet, but if he's willing to revisit Han Solo »

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Ridley Scott Discusses Blade Runner and Prometheus Sequels

25 August 2014 8:31 PM, PDT | | See recent Worst Previews news »

Director Ridley Scott is a busy man with lots of projects in the works. His next film, "Exodus: Gods and King," starring Christian Bale, is set to hit theaters on December 14th. After that, he has Matt Damon's "The Martian," Harrison Ford's "Blade Runner" sequel, and "Prometheus 2." The helmer sat down with Entertainment Weekly and revealed that he loves the direction of "Blade Runner 2," stating: "It's written and it's damn good. Of course it involves Harrison, who is a survivor after all these years - despite the accident (referring to Ford's 'Star Wars' injury). So yes, that will happen." Scott went on to say that he'll likely direct "Blade Runner 2" after "The Martian," which is set to hit theaters on November 25th, 2015. Unfortunately, that leaves very little room for "Prometheus 2," which is already set for release on March 4th, 2016. "That's the problem, I've got a »

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Ridley Scott: 'Martian,' 'Blade Runner,' 'Prometheus' sequels are all written

25 August 2014 1:40 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent - Inside Movies news »

Ridley Scott is a busy man. The director, 76, is currently putting the final touches on Exodus: Gods and Kings, starring Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton (in theaters Dec. 12). But last week, he told EW a little about his next project, The Martian starring Matt Damon, which is slated for November 2015. “It’s a very good book,” says Scott of Andy Weir’s novel, which was originally self-published in 2012 before being republished by Crown this year. (You can read EW’s review of The Martian here.) The story follows Mark Watney, an astronaut who becomes stranded and assumed dead on Mars after a deadly storm. »

- Sara Vilkomerson

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