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In Youth, the latest drama from Italian director Paolo Sorrentino which earned a Palme d’Or nomination at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, Harvey Keitel plays an aging director on vacation in the Swiss Alps with his composer best friend, played by Michael Caine.
Some early Oscar buzz has surrounded the film, particularly for Jane Fonda’s brief, yet powerful, performance, and Keitel once more finds himself in an Oscar film.
The 76-year-old star, who has been appearing in films for nearly 50 years, may not control the same transcendent star quality of such contemporaries as Robert De Niro or Al Pacino, but a look at the actor’s resume reveals that he has been a part of an Oscar-nominated film in nearly every decade since he first appeared on film.
In 1974, Keitel appeared in Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, the romantic drama about »
- Patrick Shanley
In “Youth,” Michael Caine plays a world renowned composer reflecting upon his past and his future while vacationing in the Swiss Alps. David Lang, himself a world renowned Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, felt a special kinship with the character when he was brought on board to write the score. As he tells us during a recent webcam chat (watch below), “I really wanted it to be as accurate as possible. I really wanted to feel that this man was a real composer. It’s such a great gift to my field -- to nerdy classical musicians everywhere -- to make a major motion picture about a composer. -Break- Subscribe to Gold Derby Breaking News Alerts & Experts’ Latest Oscar Predictions He continues, "I really loved the idea that it might be something that would happen to me. I really did try to project myself into the character as much as possible.” Lang »
oh it's just me and Jane. just an average Thursday night.More adventures from Oscar's holiday festive campaign trail. This time the Oscar frontrunner (Spotlight) and an Oscar possibility too many people are sleeping on (Youth)...
Should Jane Fonda ever tell you you have good tastes in movies, it'll get you drunker than whatever cocktail is in your hand. My personal guarantee to you! If, hypothetically speaking, you're a self-proclaimed actressexual cinephile Oscar pundit (ahem) and two of your favorite movies of all time happen to be They Shoot Horses Don't They (1969) and Klute (1971), and Jane Fonda says this aloud to you, you might feel a little like you've peaked. Is this real life...?
The 77 year-old American icon, along with her Youth co-stars Paul Dano and Michael Caine were the glitziest guests of Fox Searchlight's holiday party in New York City last week. (If the star's of the company's buzziest »
- NATHANIEL R
In director Paolo Sorrentino's upcoming drama Youth, a meditation on fame and aging being released by Fox Searchlight on December 4, we see octogenarian British composer Fred Ballinger (Michael Caine) retreat to a spa in the Alps, where he meets a disaffected, Sean Penn–esque American actor (Paul Dano). In this exclusive Vulture clip, the two artists swap philosophical musings on the perils of creating for the masses. »
- Stacey Wilson Hunt
Read More: Review: Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel Give Their Best Performances in Years in Sorrentino's Whimsical 'Youth' With the highly anticipated release of Paolo Sorrentino's "Youth" just a little under a week away, Indiewire is excited to present an exclusive batch of character posters that put the drama's star-studded ensemble at the forefront, including Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel, Jane Fonda, Paul Dano and Rachel Weisz. The film premiered to critical acclaim at the Cannes Film Festival in May and went on to screen at Tiff in September, where Caine, Keitel and Fonda earned considerable praise and Oscar buzz for their powerful late-career performances. The film's official synopsis reads: "'Youth' explores the lifelong bond between two friends vacationing in a luxury Swiss Alps lodge as they ponder retirement. While Fred (Caine) has no plans to resume his musical career despite the urging of his loving daughter Lena (Rachel. »
- Zack Sharf
“I think that in all the movies that I have done, the theme of the passing of time is one of my obsessions,” explains writer/director Paolo Sorrentino during our recent conversation (watch below) about his new film “Youth.” The film, which Fox Searchlight is releasing on December 4, focuses on two lifelong friends: world-famous composer Fred Ballinger (Michael Caine) and Hollywood film director Mick Boyle (Harvey Keitel). They reflect on their pasts and contemplating their futures while vacationing in the Swiss Alps while each deals with a woman on the edge. In the case of Fred it his daughter Lena (Rachel Weisz) while Mick must massage the ego of actress Brenda Morel (Jane Fonda). -Break- Dish all the Oscar races in our red-hot forums with Hollywood insiders For Sorrentino the idea of the film was whether or not the two men could, “live again in youth,” despite their advanced age. »
Sir Michael Caine almost quit acting in the 90s after he realised he was too old to ''get the girl'' on screen. The 82-year-old actor - who has been hailed the greatest living movie star - almost turned his back on his career 20 years ago because he was no longer being cast as the hunk and, instead, assigned to play the father in movies. Speaking to Shortlist magazine, he said: ''I was 62, 63 and one day I got a script and I read it and I sent it back to the producer with a letter saying the part »
It's that time of the year again, when The Hollywood Reporter produces and publishes its awards season roundtable conversations with those who are in contention. In today's chat, the actors congregate and speak; specifically, Will Smith, Samuel L. Jackson, Benicio Del Toro, Mark Ruffalo, Michael Caine and Joel Edgerton all gather for THR's awards season Actor Roundtable, during which they discussed a variety of subjects, from Hollywood racism, prejudice, Quentin Tarantino, the use of the N-word in movies, violence in movies, rebooting one's career and much more. The entire video isn't online yet; but THR has released a few individual clips teasing us with what's to come. »
- Tambay A. Obenson
You know that trick where you pronounce "Michael Caine" as if you were Michael Caine by saying the words "my cocaine"? Well, it turns out Michael Caine has been using that trick this entire time. Since the day he learned to speak as a toddler. Or so suggests his spot-on Michael Caine impression on Colbert last Friday. My God, do you think Michael Caine is the one who taught the world the "my cocaine" trick so we could all be Michael Caine? That Michael Caine. He's not just Alfred from the Batman movies, that's for sure. »
- Halle Kiefer
This week, Neil Calloway questions the wisdom of remaking classic films…
In the 1980s Frank Oz, the man who is both Miss Piggy and Yoda, asked Michael Caine if he wanted to star in a remake of Bedtime Story, a 1964 film that despite starring David Niven and Marlon Brando, was not a success. Why Caine asked, would anyone want to remake a film that nobody liked the first time around? Oz replied that there was little point making a new version of a film that was good the first time around, as it couldn’t be improved on, but with a bad film, you could make a better version of it.
Caine signed up, the film – Dirty Rotten Scoundrels – was a huge hit, he was nominated for a Golden Globe for his performance and the film lives on as a musical to this day.
I thought of that this week »
- Neil Calloway
Olga Kurylenko hasn’t much to do except hit people and Freeman was probably thinking of his bank balance when he agreed to appear in this mess
Of the execrable Jaws: The Revenge, Michael Caine famously said: “I have never seen it, but by all accounts it is terrible. However, I have seen the house that it built and it is terrific.” One hopes that Morgan Freeman feels the same way about the new kitchen for which Momentum presumably paid. Nothing other than home improvements can explain his involvement in this cack-handed heist thriller. Freeman quite literally phones in his performance as the senator whose primary role is to ring up James Purefoy and ask whether the job has been done yet. Said “job” involves hunting down a group of jewel thieves and retrieving a memory stick that contains vital blah blah blah blah blah.
Purefoy has fun as the »
- Mark Kermode, Observer film critic
Okay, Michael Caine, we see where you're going with this "Michael Caine" character, but maybe you could take it a little further. When you say "my name is Michael Caine. I'm a British actor, and my name is Michael Caine," it's not quite there yet. Were you really in the Batman movies? Did you really know that "you're only supposed to blow bloody the doors off"? See, the key to character work, Michael Caine, is to believe that you really are your character, Michael Caine.Pro tip: These guys get it. »
- Jackson McHenry
"Now I feel as young as I did then, because the body is going but the mind isn't. The mind is forever youthful I believe," admits Harvey Keitel, comparing the beginning of his acting career in the 1970s to his current work in the film "Youth." Directed and written by Paolo Sorrentino, the movie is about celebrated filmmaker Mick Boyle (Keitel) holidaying in Switzerland with his best friend, retired conductor Fred Ballinger (Michael Caine). Boyle gets disturbing news from veteran actress Brenda Morel (Jane Fonda) while he is working on his "testament" film at the retreat. In our recent interview (watch below), the 76-year-old character actor adds, "Paolo did such a magnificent job writing the screenplay that his reach into humanity goes very deep. He showed it in 'The Great Beauty' and 'Il Divo,' and he continues on with that reach in order to help us bring up what's deep, »
Director Louis Letterier has always been an entertaining director. Say what you will about The Transporter, Clash Of The Titans or The Incredible Hulk, but they are popcorn films, through and through. Although much of his output may be style over substance, he continues to get bums in seats, and Now You See Me was no exception; a glossy, magician’s take on Ocean’s 11, there was enough there to be enjoyed by mainstream audiences – be it solid action setpieces or a great ensemble cast.
Most of whom return here a few years later (bar Isla Fisher, apparently, with Lizzie Caplan in her stead) in the trailer for Now You See Me 2. Jesse Eisenberg has a shaved pate thanks to Batman V Superman, Morgan Freeman is present, making orange jumpsuits look distinguished and Michael Caine, Woody Harrelson, Mark Ruffalo and Dave Franco are all back to make impossible »
- Dan Woburn
Lionsgate has unveiled the official trailer for the upcoming "Now You See Me" sequel, starring Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Dave Franco, Daniel Radcliffe and Lizzy Caplan. Check it out below. Plot: One year after outwitting the FBI and winning the public's adulation with their Robin Hood-style magic spectacles, the illusionists resurface for a comeback performance in hopes of exposing the unethical practices of a tech magnate. The man behind their vanishing act is none other than Walter Mabry, a tech prodigy who threatens the Four Horsemen into pulling off their most impossible heist yet. Their only hope is to perform one last unprecedented stunt to clear their names and reveal the mastermind behind it all. The new movie is directed by Jon M. Chu and is set to hit theaters on June 10th, 2016. A third film is already being developed by the studio. Trailer: »
The huge success of Now You See Me back in 2013 was a little unexpected for Lionsgate, and the studio pushed ahead quite quickly with a sequel for the magical heist movie which stars Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco, and Lizzy Caplan.
Now You See Me was made for $75 million, which wasn’t cheap, but it made $350 million plus around the world – so, hugely profitable. The sequel is set for release next year and will see the return of the notorious Four Horsemen.
One year after outwitting the FBI and winning the public’s adulation with their Robin Hood-style magic spectacles, the illusionists resurface for a comeback performance in hopes of exposing the unethical practices of a tech magnate. The man behind their vanishing act is none other than Walter Mabry [Daniel Radcliffe], a tech prodigy who threatens the Horsemen into pulling off their most impossible heist yet.
Their only hope is »
- Paul Heath
Arriving in cinemas on June 10th next year is the sequel to surprise hit Now You See Me. The movie sees the return of most of the main cast (Isla Fisher isn't back, though), and with plans already afoot for Now You See Me 3, all concerned will be hoping for lots more cash through the door on this one.
Jon M Chu has replaced Louis Letterier in the director's chair, and the first synopsis and trailer for the movie has now been released.
The Four Horsemen [Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco, Lizzy Caplan] return for a second mind-bending adventure, elevating the limits of stage illusion to new heights and taking them around the globe.
One year after outwitting the FBI and winning the public’s adulation with their Robin Hood-style magic spectacles, the illusionists »
Abracadabra! And they're back! Okay, that may not be very exciting in print. However, the Horsemen are returning for a second act, and if this first trailer for Now You See Me 2 (via Fandango Movieclips) is any indication, this one promises to be an even bigger and more magical spectacle than the first. Cast members Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Dave Franco, Woody Harrelson, Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine all return to reprise their roles from Now You See Me. Joining the cast for the second installment are Lizzy Caplan (stepping in for Isla Fisher, who was unable to return due to her pregnancy) and Daniel Radcliffe, who already has a bit of experience in the magical arts up his sleeves. Watch the trailer below and don't miss Now You See Me...
Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment has released the first trailer for “Now You See Me 2,” which concludes with an appearance by Daniel Radcliffe that could generously be described as “magical.” Original stars Mark Ruffalo, Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco, Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman return for the sequel, which swaps in Lizzy Caplan for Isla Fisher among the Four Horsement. Jon M. Chu stepped in to direct the sequel, which was written by Ed Solomon and Pete Chiarelli. Louis Leterrier directed the original movie, which grossed more than $350 million worldwide in 2013. Also Read: 'Now You See Me 3' In Development. »
- Jeff Sneider
“So happy to be working with you — ta-da!,” he says as he meets the Four Horsemen and flubs a magic trick.
Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Dave Franco, Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine are reprising their roles while Lizzy Caplan has replaced Isla Fisher in the sequel. Radcliffe is portraying the son of Caine’s insurance magnate character, who is the Four Horsemen’s sponsor.
“Now You See Me 2” opens June 10. CEO Jon Feltheimer said in May that Lionsgate believes that the movie will top the $350 million grossed by the original movie in 2013 and revealed that plans were already in the works for “Now You See Me 3.”
- Dave McNary
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