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While most people who consider themselves a fan of a movie typically celebrate that fanhood with the occasional reference or rewatch, there are others who just feel compelled to try and bring the fictional reality to life. Take, for example, this guy, who was inspired to build Matt Damon's exoskeleton suit from Neill Blomkamp's sci-fi action film Elysium: Ee've seen the world of comic books inspire geeks to create things like Spider-Man web shooters, Iron Man laser gauntlets, and retractable Wolverine claws, but this is obviously a bit different. Long story short: he saw Matt Damon's exoskeleton in Elysium and said to himself, "I can make that." The video above comes from YouTube user The Hacksmith, who has a channel completely packed with videos like the one seen above, featuring the host building all kinds of crazy cool gadgets and devices. While most of the »
Believe it or not, films and television programmes added to Netflix and Amazon do have a tendency to expire and no longer be there after a while; this isn’t as publicised as when the titles in question are added though. So by the time you read this there are around 50 titles disappearing from Netflix.
If you have ever wanted to watch the 2002 version of The Count of Monte Cristo then you have probably missed your chance by now. What this does mean however is that probably next week Netflix will have added a whole raft of new stuff, I say new but it will probably be a mixture of catalogue and stuff from the last year. I know that the underrated Enders Game and the superior Hunger Games: Catching Fire is due there in September, I just don’t know when.
In other Netflix news, they made industry headlines »
- Chris Holt
Hugh Grant is an Oscar winner — well, his character is, anyway — in the upcoming romantic comedy The Rewrite. In the film's first trailer, Grant plays Keith Michaels, a screenwriter who won an Oscar many years ago and is now forced to take a teaching job in a small town to pay the bills. Marisa Tomei co-stars as one of his students who isn't impressed by the level of commitment that the professor is putting forth. Meanwhile, Keith gets himself caught in a web of lies involving Matt Damon and Ryan Gosling. Allison Janney, J.K. Simmons and
- Ryan Gajewski
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.
- Movie Geeks
Sure, the world's biggest power couple, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, finally got married in secret and it was probably exactly what they wanted. That's great and all, but you guysss! Look at all the stuff you missed out on by not have the typical celeb wedding brouhaha! 1. A-list guests Is it really a celeb wedding if there aren't any photos of movie stars showing up at the venue? Take Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's wedding. We speculated for weeks that Beyoncé and Jay Z were invited and going to attend. Sure, they didn't actually end up going, but the important thing is that we thought they were. Right? Brangelina missed out on blurry photos of George Clooney and Matt Damon trying to sneak »
The re-launched Hollywood Film Festival (Hff), now under the auspices of Slamdance co-founder Jon Fitzgerald’s philanthropic CineCause, will run from October 16-19.
CineCause acquired Hff earlier this year after Fitzgerald served as executive director in 2013.
According to a press release the goal of the event going forward will be to showcase socially-conscious films and grow into a leading festival “without the help of typical glitz and glamour”, celebrating creative artists, activists and industry leaders who support causes around the world.
“The word Hollywood is synonymous with celebrity and glamour,” said Fitzgerald. “But Hollywood is filled with people who care about global problems and who recognise the power of celebrity, cinema and storytelling and how this power can help create change.”
“Many of Hollywood’s celebrities back important causes and several will participate in our festival this year. Sharon Stone produced My Name Is Water. Emma Thompson executive produced and narrates Sold [pictured], which stars Gillian Anderson and David Arquette »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Now that's conservation. Matt Damon, an advocate for clean water worldwide, wasn't going to be wasteful when he stepped up to respond to the ice-bucket challenge. Noting the ongoing drought in California and the global challenges of clean water, Damon went not to a garden hose or faucet but straight to the toilet to douse himself for Als research, explaining that such water in Western nations is typically cleaner than drinking water in developing countries. Though his choice might gross out some, Damon said adequate sanitation is still a problem for 2.4 billion people. "Because I co-founded Water.org, and we »
- Andrea Billups
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
Move over Lady Gaga.
Video: Lady Gaga Attempts Als Ice Bucket Challenge as a Performance Art Piece
Rocking her signature platinum blonde hair and surrounding herself with shirtless male models rocking Versace chains, Donatella ,59, even had them douse her with ice water held in Versace buckets.
.... Who even knew such a thing existed?!
Video: Matt Damon Uses Toilet Water in Als Ice Bucket Challenge
Check out the video above to see her surprising nominations, and for a pretty spectacular blood-curdling scream.
Scott confirmed that he’s looking for Harrison Ford to return as Rick Deckard, the world weary bounty hunter who ends up forming a connection with the replicants he’s hired to retire in the 1982 dystopian neo-noir. Speaking about Blade Runner 2, Scott said:
“It’s written and it’s damn good. Of course it involves Harrison, who is a survivor after all these years.”
The Prometheus sequel is also ready for filming, although quite when this will happen is still unclear. Scott is currently busy with The Martian, starring Matt Damon, which is due for release in November 2015. It looks like he may start working on the Blade Runner sequel after The Martian, but then where does that leave Prometheus 2? He’d better get a move on. »
- Claire Joanne Huxham
(Cbr) Ridley Scott has a lot on his plate — too much, one could argue, especially if you’re one of the fans eagerly awaiting sequels to two of his films: "Blade Runner" and "Prometheus." The director confirms to Entertainment Weekly that scripts and plans exist for both the announced "Blade Runner" and "Prometheus" sequels, with the former film in particularly good shape. “It’s written and it’s damn good,” he said of the "Blade Runner 2" script. “Of course it involves Harrison [Ford], who is a survivor after all these years — despite the accident.” But Ford’s "Star Wars" set injury isn’t what’s getting between Scott and the next "Blade Runner." Instead, it’s the Oscar-winning filmmaker’s increasingly busy schedule. His next film is called "The Martian," a Matt Damon-starring adaptation of Andy Weir’s novel about an astronaut stranded and left for dead on Mars. “It’s like 'Robinson Crusoe, »
- Josh Wigler, Comic Book Resources
Warner Bros. has released a “new” Interstellar TV spot for writer/director Christopher Nolan’s upcoming sci-fi film. The spot doesn’t actually contain any new footage, but instead just repurposes footage from the latest trailer in a new 60-second cut—and that’s fine by me. Nolan usually does a fine job of keeping the major aspects of his films out of the trailers, but even The Dark Knight Rises wasn’t immune to WB’s need to show footage from the third act in the trailers leading up to its release. Regardless, Interstellar certainly looks to be one hell of a moviegoing experience, and with this absolutely stacked cast onboard I can’t wait to see what Nolan has put together. Hit the jump to watch the UK Interstellar TV spot for a reminder of just how good this movie looks. The film stars Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, »
- Adam Chitwood
Unlike most of the celebrity Als Ice Bucket Challenge videos we've seen, Matt Damon's version tells a story, specifically about why he decided to pour toilet water (you read that right) all over himself. As Matt explains, he has a very good reason for doing something that sounds so ridiculous. Don't let that keep you from watching the video, though - you wouldn't want to miss out on Matt's infectious smile, which makes more than a couple of appearances. Plus, he's looking really buff these days! »
During an interview with Entertainment Weekly, filmmaker Ridley Scott has spoken briefly about the proposed sequels to his sci-fi offerings Blade Runner and Prometheus, stating that Blade Runner 2 looks set to move forward, while Prometheus 2 seems to be suffering from scheduling issues.
With regards to Blade Runner 2, Scott stated that: “Blade Runner 2 is written and is damn good,” says Scott. “Of course it involves Harrison [Ford], who is a survivor after all these years – despite the accident [on the set of Star Wars: Episode VII]. So yes, that will happen.”
Scott is currently putting the finishing touches to Exodus: Gods and Kings and is gearing up to shoot The Martian with Matt Damon, which means he’s struggling to find time to fit Prometheus 2 into his schedule: “That’s the problem. I’ve got a lot of ducks in a row. But they’re all written.”
- Gary Collinson
Warning: This video contains the sweetest little F-bomb.
Warning: This video contains the sweetest little F-bomb.
The Als Ice Bucket Challenge has been a phenomenal success, with donations now totalling over $88.5 million. And while we've seen challenges of all kinds by this point, we haven't seen one this adorable.
Two Causes: Matt Damon Uses Toilet Water in Als Ice Bucket Challenge
This two year old took the Ice Bucket Challenge (safely). While she can barely pronounce "Ice Bucket Challenge," she does let out a very clear F-bomb that you will want to Save Forever it's so cute. Watch her challenge above.
See Also: Kelly Clarkson Debuts Post-Baby Body During Als Ice Bucket Challenge
Cuteness aside, the fight to end Als is a cause very close to Et host Nancy O'Dell's heart. She accepted the challenge in honor of her mother. Watch that video below.
With apologies to Irving Berlin and Annie Oakley, for Hollywood there’s no business like spy business, especially in the last decade or so. Now, secret agents and undercover operatives have been the protagonists of thrillers since the silent movie era. But things really popped in those swingin’ sixties when 007 twirled around and fired at the camera lens. Bond is the franchise that would never die and aside from Matt Helm and Derek Flint in that early decade, never had any serious competition until Matt Damon floated up as Jason Bourne a dozen years ago. He ushered in an era of more realistic, grittier spies who also helped inspire new film versions of the works of John le Carre’ such as the recent A Most Wanted Man. Much in this same vein comes The November Man, a flick combining the mystery and deception of that author along with that brutal Bourne action. »
- Jim Batts
Despite all the pieces heralding this as a golden age of television, the Emmys — or more accurately, those who mounted and attended them — still haven’t gotten over their infatuation with movie stars, or retired their age-old inferiority complex. And while people are to be forgiven for ogling Matthew McConaughey, the cumulative weight of all the attention he garnered from the stage went from cute to unseemly, as if nobody could believe a recent Oscar winner would deign to attend their party.
Not only does this fly in the face of history — movie stars aren’t exactly a new feature of Emmy voting — but it does a general disservice to those who have rightfully garnered praise for their television work. Besides, Bryan Cranston just won a Tony for the play “All the Way;” should people be doing cartwheels that he found time to show up?
Yet there was McConaughey on the red carpet, »
- Brian Lowry
Adams, who plays Lois Lane in the franchise, had one bucket tipped over her before she exited.
After Cavill had sat through the challenge, he said: "I'm so cold."
Aimed at raising awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (motor neurone disease), a terminal illness that weakens and stiffens muscles, the Ice Bucket Challenge has now raised more than $41.8 million (£24.6m) for the Als Association. The charity's UK counterpart is the Mnd Association.
If you've ever been given a swirly, take heart: Matt Damon's had toilet water all over his head, too! The Oscar winner chose this fate, though, in response to Ben Affleck and Jimmy Kimmel nominating him for the Als Ice Bucket Challenge! But why did Matt pour cold toilet water all over himself—as opposed to just dousing himself with cold water from the tap? The challenge, he said, "posed kind of a problem for me, not only because there's a drought here in California, but also because I co-founded Water.org." Because "not everybody has access to a clean drink of water—there are about 800 million people in the world who don't," Matt said that "dumping a clean bucket of »
Matt Damon promotes two causes at the same time.
Matt Damon envisions a day where everyone has access to clean water.
Instead, he took the water from his toilet to make another point and promote another cause that is important to him.
In his YouTube video, Matt says, "This is truly toilet water. I've been collecting it from various toilets around the house."
Although it was more than 24 hours later, Matt says he'll not only pay the fine and donate to Als but wants to bring awareness to Water.org, a non-profit he co-founded to provide safe water and sanitation in the developing world.
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