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Rosamund Pike stars in the dramatic first trailer for psychological thriller Return to Sender.
After being raped in her own home, her attacker is arrested and Pike is left to pick up the pieces with the help of her father (Nick Nolte).
She starts to write to Fernandez in prison but all her letters get returned unopened. Undeterred, she strikes up a friendship and begins to regularly visit him in prison, against her father's wishes.
Return to Sender will be released in UK cinemas on May 22. »
What if "Gotham" was not the TV series that so many of us thought we needed back in the fall, but what if Bruno Heller's twisty comic book drama has become the TV series we deserve now? Look, if you're going to get hung up on Batman mythology, I'm powerless to tell you that "Gotham" became or ever will become a show that will make you happy. It's a prequel that almost cannot possibly ever line up with the version of the Caped Crusader that we know from either DC Comics, from the Christopher Nolan films or the early Tim Burton films. And that's frustrating. I can't tell you that it isn't. The Penguin is rising! The Riddler is cracking! Somebody who may or may not be The Joker is becoming dangerously unhinged! Even Harvey Dent looks to be a couple bum coin flips away from dementia. And Bruce »
- Daniel Fienberg
David O. Russell makes fashion statement on the Oscars' Red Carpet David O. Russell: Fashion statement and Oscar nomination David O. Russell, a Best Director Oscar nominee for the surprisingly successful boxing drama The Fighter, makes both a fashion and a facial statement upon his arrival with guests at the 2011 Academy Awards held on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. This was his first Best Director nomination. About five years ago, David O. Russell made headlines thanks to leaked videos showing him having a volcanic, expletive-filled confrontation with Lily Tomlin on the set of I Heart Huckabees – an ambitious all-star comedy that turned out to be much less successful than the bizarre behind-the-scenes video clips. (Check out Paul Rudd in a parody of the 'I Heart Huckabees' blow-up.) Three Kings and I Heart Huckabees alumnus Mark Wahlberg has said that he had to fight with Paramount »
- D. Zhea
The Great Wall of China has long been the object of many a man’s admiration. However, if you think you know the reason behind this ancient wonder’s creation, then you ought to prepare for your mind to be blown.
Behind “The Great Wall”
This year, a movie of epic proportions has started production, and it boasts not only of an ambitious concept but also a star-studded cast comprising of some of the most prominent figures from both Hollywood and the Chinese cinema.
Revolving around the majestic Great Wall, the film mashes elements from science fiction and history as it sets up its characters in 15th century China. Where’s the sci-fi in that, you ask? Well, apparently, the “real” reason the Wall was erected is a large-scale, unrecorded invasion of giant mythical creatures—aliens, perhaps? In this grievous battle against the supernatural, humankind opted to fortify its defenses »
- Mary Ann Simuangco
This week saw a number of sad losses in the entertainment industry. The singers of both “Louie Louie” and “Stand by Me” passed away this week, as well as Oscar-nominated screenwriter Don Mankiewicz, who was nominated for I Want to Live! Mankiewicz was the son of Herman J. Mankiewicz (Citizen Kane) and the nephew of Joseph L. Mankiewicz (All About Eve), and the father of John Mankiewicz (House of Cards). He was 93.
But perhaps most shocking was the loss of cinematographer Andrew Lesnie, who died suddenly this week at just 59 years old. Lesnie won an Oscar for The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, and he subsequently filmed all five of the remaining Lotr films and Peter Jackson’s King Kong and The Lovely Bones. Some of his more interesting credits are his work on Babe and Babe: Pig in the City. Lesnie’s last film however »
- Brian Welk
Happy Batman Day, everyone! Around the world, May 1st may mark a spring holiday, but here, it marks the first appearance of the Dark Knight, in Detective Comics No. 27, in 1939.
For the past 76 years, the Caped Crusader has been fighting Gotham City evildoers in comic books, movies, TV shows, and pretty much anywhere else you can shine a Bat-signal. Throughout the years, Bruce Wayne's alter ego has gone through many incarnations, not just in actors (from Adam West to Michael Keaton to Christian Bale to Ben Affleck, among the many), but also in character, from haunted avenger to squeaky-clean do-gooder to campy clown to kinky prowler to world-weary fighter. He's due for yet another change this week, with the releases of DC's Batman No. 40 -- in which Bruce Wayne and the Joker finally kill each other (or do they?) and a special issue of DC's Divergence, where an undisclosed character »
- Gary Susman
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From acclaimed director Ridley Scott 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 400,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.
- Luke Owen
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment tells the remarkable epic adventure of Moses in a spectacular display when Exodus: Gods And Kings releases on Digital HD, plus and Blu-ray 3D™, Blu-ray™ and DVD on now! Critically acclaimed performances from a brilliant ensemble cast, including Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Sigourney Weaver, Aaron Paul and Ben Kingsley, have helped catapult the film to nearly a quarter of a billion dollars in the worldwide box office.
Just before that exclusive clip, check out these amazing look at the before and after sliders with the effects that were involved. Enjoy:
The Exodus: Gods And Kings 3-Disc Collector’s Edition comes with loads of bonus materials that will take you behind the scenes »
- Dan Bullock
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After an initially, shall we say, volatile reaction, people have really come around to Ben Affleck as Batman in the upcoming Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice. And why not? He looks to be the best thing in Zack Snyder’s super-sequel, with both the acting pedigree and the chin to pull off the Dark Knight (even if his Bat-voice goes even further than Christian Bale’s).
The steady release of images showing Affleck in costume has certainly helped prove that the former-Daredevil is the right man for the part. The first black and white Tweet from the director served as a solid statement of intent for this take on the character and, following a typically dark and saturated look in the teaser released a couple of weeks back, the world now has its first image of the new Batman in glorious colour.
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- Alex Leadbeater
Amongst Americans such as myself, there is a certain stereotype about our neighbors to the north. There’s a belief that Canadians are, for lack of a better word, nice. That during a visit to Canada, an American would be more likely to ride a moose around like a horse than hear the F-word. That hockey players are the only remotely dangerous people you could possibly meet in Canada, and even then, that they would only pummel you under the watchful eye of a referee whom they will later respectfully follow to the penalty box. This stereotype is perhaps best summed up by this scene in Michael Moore’s lone fiction film, Canadian Bacon, where Dan Aykroyd politely upbraids an invading group of American revolutionaries for not printing their anti-Canada graffiti in both English and French.
As stereotypes go, it’s a fairly positive one. But making stereotypes, even positive ones, »
- Mark Young
The Oscar-winning star has become renowned for taking on 'anti-vanity' parts which often render him unrecognisable in most of his adventurous acting roles to date.
Often going to unbelievable lengths for a part, we celebrate his constant movie metamorphosis with 6 incredible on-screen transformations.
1. Fight Club (1999)
Leto played the platinum blonde Angel Face, whose handsome looks are transformed after he's left toothless and grotesquely deformed following Norton's brutal beating.
The actor toned up for the role and bleached his hair and eyebrows - aspects which bear some similarities to his recent transformation into the frightening, green-haired Joker.
2. American Psycho (2000)
Ok, so »
There’s perhaps no other character study this mercilessly satirical, or this inclined to ride the bloody surface of an American symbol all the way to the end. Patrick Bateman (Christian Bale) never lifts off the screen to be anything but a rampaging, lampooning, psychotic cartoon. He shivers at the sight of a watermark on Paul Allen’s business card, a phallic comparison; sexuality replaced by the scented highs of Bone and Silian Rail. Bateman never ceases to be a representation of the bottomless pit of American consumerism, and he embodies that as a mass murdering loon. It’s because of what he stands for that the film makes no efforts in humanizing him, because, well, what’s human about the shit that moves at the top of American capital?
But some viewers seem to misunderstand American Psycho’s final third, as a revelation that Bateman’s murders were pure fantasy. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Aaron Hunt)
To celebrate the release of Exodus: Gods And Kings on Blu-ray™ and DVD, we’re giving 3 lucky whatculture.com readers the chance to get their hands on a copy of the film on Blu Ray!
From Ridley Scott, the acclaimed director of Gladiator, 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 engrossing 3D immersion, Exodus: Gods And Kings brings new life to the story of the defiant leader Moses as he rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses, setting 400,000 slaves on a monumental journey to escape Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues. The Exodus: Gods And Kings 3-Disc Collector’s Edition comes with a cavalcade of bonus materials that will take you behind the scenes of the amazing retelling of the historical tale.
- Sam Driver
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Courtesy of producer Michael Bay, the first official images from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 feature vehicular stars from the upcoming sequel. Will Arnett and Megan Fox are reprising their roles, with Stephen Amell and Tyler Perry joining the cast. The movie will hit theaters on June 3, 2016. [Den of Geek] The Deep Blue Good-bye: Christian Bale was all set to play hard-bruising 'salvage recovery expert' Travis McGee in The Deep Blue Good-bye, but a leg injury he suffered a while ago has not healed sufficiently for him to be able to start filming the action drama next month, as originally planned. It's not known when the project, a possible begining to a new franchise, can resume; director James Mangold is turning his...
- Peter Martin
Just when Fox thought it was safe to go back into the water and drag the cinematic adaptation of John D. MacDonald’s The Deep Blue Good-By from the depths of development limbo, a knee injury to leading star Christian Bale has forced the studio to scrap plans for a summer shoot, casting doubt over the project’s immediate future.
The Wolverine‘s James Mangold had been attached to direct the maritime thriller and it looked as though this was the property’s best chance to finally leap from the pages onto the silver screen, having assembled a star-studded line-up that included the likes of Peter Dinklage, Rosamund Pike and Transformers: Age of Extinction‘s Nicola Peltz.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, The Deep Blue Good-By was to be a physically intensive shoot, with Bale stepping into the role of a self-proclaimed salvage consultant who finds himself thrust into a »
- Michael Briers
Hugh Jackman is set to don the adamantium claws one last time for 20th Century Fox’s upcoming third Wolverine movie, with James Mangold in the director’s chair, and now TheWrap has revealed who’ll be penning the beloved mutant’s final ride: Blade Runner 2 scribe Michael Green.
Mangold will work with Green to ensure that his new take adheres closely to the director’s own vision for the action-packed pic. The scribe has written for Smallville, Heroes, Kings and The River over on the television side of things, but he’s perhaps best known for writing the (rather terrible) Green Lantern. Still, Green has lined up some pretty stellar gigs since then, including a re-write on Ridley Scott’s Prometheus 2 and a script for Denis Villeneuve’s hotly anticipated Blade Runner 2 (co-written with Hampton Fancher), which may star Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling. He’s also attached »
- Isaac Feldberg
I'm not sure if you have or know anyone who has torn his or her Acl. It is not a fun time. It happened to my sister a couple of years ago, and she still feels some pain after a bunch of recovery methods, and it would probably be very unwise to start a job that required a lot of movement and action, which is why The Deep Blue Goodbye will not be moving forward at Fox. Christian Bale, who would have been the film's lead, recently tore his Acl before starting production on the Michael Lewis adaptation The Big Short. He is still moving forward on that film, as it basically requires him to stand and sit while talking. The climax for The Deep Blue Goodbye, however, is reported to involve a chase across boats. That would be tough to do with that injury. The film also would have »
- Mike Shutt
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Courtesy of producer Michael Bay, the first official images from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 feature vehicular stars from the upcoming sequel. Will Arnett and Megan Fox are reprising their roles, with Stephen Amell and Tyler Perry joining the cast. The movie comes out June 3, 2016. [Den of Geek] The Deep Blue Good-bye: Say goodbye to the action-adventure movie that was to star Christian Bale as hard-bruising 'salvage recovery...
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Trouble has arisen for the long-developed adaptation of author John D. MacDonald’s novel The Deep Blue Good-By, which is one in a series of very popular Travis McGee books. Director James Mangold was set to reteam with his 3:10 to Yuma star Christina Bale on the project, which revolves around a self-described beach bum and salvage consultant who seeks to protect a woman who’s been torn apart from her manipulative ex-boyfriend. Filming was poised to begin next month in Florida and Puerto Rico, but Bale recently suffered an Acl injury that’s put the project's future in jeopardy. Apparently Bale’s injury prevents him from making the film right now. He's currently shooting the financial crisis drama The Big Short, but The Deep Blue Good-By is a much more physically intensive shoot, as its climax involves an action sequence on boats. Per Deadline, the project has simply been delayed, »
- Adam Chitwood
If you were looking forward to seeing Christian Bale leading the adaptation of John D. MacDonald's mystery adventure novel The Deep Blue Goodbye, then we have some bad news. According to THR, Bale recently tore his Acl, which will prevent him from filming the adaptation due to how much physical exertion would have been required for the film, including an action sequence that would've taken place on boats. So for now, 20th Century Fox has put the project on hold, with some sources saying it could be postponed instead of scrapped completely, but the future fate of the film isn't clear at this time. Read on! The film would have been directed by James Mangold (The Wolverine, Walk the Line) with Peter Dinklage and Nicola Peltz co-starring. Production was going to begin next month in Florida and Puerto Rico, but with Bale's injury preventing him from being able to complete action sequences, »
- Ethan Anderton
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