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Bob Dylan may be best known as a legendary singer-songwriter, but he's also earned the title of director, actor and inspiring film subject over the span of his five-decade career. To commemorate the singer's 74th birthday, THR rounds up Dylan's most memorable movie moments. 1. Masked and Anonymous (2003) Dylan played the role of Jack Fate, a former rock legend with a dying career who is forced to make a comeback, in the Larry Charles-directed music drama. The film, also starring Jeff Bridges, Penelope Cruz, Jessica Lange, Luke Wilson and John Goodman, featured a soundtrack comprised almost entirely of covers
- Meena Jang
Mel Brooks will present Steve Martin with the American Film Institute’s 43rd Life Achievement Award, the institute announced Thursday. Brooks received the AFI’s 41st Life Achievement Award in 2013. Martin first rose to prominence as a stand-up comedian and quickly established himself as a leading man. His major breakout role came in 1979 as Navin Johnson in “The Jerk,” which Martin co-wrote. He followed up with roles in films including “Three Amigos,” “Little Shop of Horrors,” “Planes, Trains, and Automobiles,” and “L.A. Story.” See photos: Party Report at AFI Fest: Mark Wahlberg, John Goodman, Ari Emanuel, Jessica Chastain, and a Mob The legendary actor, »
- Joe Otterson
Amy Adams drop dead gorgeous on Oscars' Red Carpet Amy Adams at the 83rd Academy Awards Looking drop dead gorgeous, Amy Adams is pictured above donning a scintillating blue dress while arriving at the 2011 Oscar ceremony, held on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in the fast-thumping heart of Hollywood. Adams was – for the third time in six years (more info below) – a Best Supporting Actress nominee. This time around, she was shortlisted for her performance in David O. Russell's The Fighter, a generally well-regarded and surprisingly successful (in the U.S.) boxing drama that earned fellow supporting actress Melissa Leo the evening's Oscar. Another The Fighter actor, Christian Bale (Batman Begins, The Dark Knight), took home the Best Supporting Actor Oscar statuette. In fact, the film's only major cast member left without an Oscar nomination in the acting categories was lead Mark Wahlberg (pictured with wife) – though he did »
- D. Zhea
Steven Spielberg and daughter Destry Spielberg on the Oscars' Red Carpet Steven Spielberg and daughter Destry Steven Spielberg and daughter Destry Spielberg arrive at the 83rd Academy Awards, held on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Spielberg has taken home two Best Director Oscars: Schindler's List (1993) and Saving Private Ryan (1998). Schindler's List also won Best Picture, but Saving Private Ryan lost to John Madden's Miramax-distributed Shakespeare in Love. There was quite a bit of animosity at the time, as some felt that Miramax, owned by brothers Bob and Harvey Weinstein, overdid its Oscar campaigning – while still managing to sway enough Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences members to vote for its film. Somewhat ironically, at the 2011 Academy Awards ceremony Steven Spielberg presented the Best Picture Award to The King's Speech. Toplining Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter, Geoffrey Rush, Guy Pearce, and Claire Bloom, this British production was »
- D. Zhea
The upcoming CG animated feature film adaptation of the hit PlayStation video game franchise Ratchet & Clank has secured a star-studded voice cast to feature alongside James Arnold Taylor’s Ratchet, David Kaye’s Clank, Armin Shimerman’s Nefarious and Jim Ward’s Captain Qwark.
Rainmaker Entertainment Inc. President and Chief Creative Officer Michael Hefferon and Blockade Entertainment CEO Brad Foxhoven made the announcement, revealing a cast that includes Paul Giamatti (The Amazing Spider-Man 2) as Chairman Drek, John Goodman (Monsters University) as Grimroth, Bella Torne (Blended) as Cora, Rosario Dawson (Daredevil) as Elaris and Sylvester Stallone (The Expendables 3) as Victor.
See Also: E3 trailer for the Ratchet & Clank movie
“The collaborative relationship between Rainmaker Entertainment, Sony PlayStation, Insomniac Games and all our partners has helped us to bring this massive game franchise to the big screen,” said Hefferon. “Our outstanding celebrity talent together with the original voices from the »
- Gary Collinson
Chicago – Browsing Dostoyevsky titles with consideration for proper roles for Mark Wahlberg, one might expect the Beantown hero to take on an adaptation of “The Idiot” before anything like “The Gambler.” After all, while Wahlberg has proven to be a diverse screen force - one who has well-grown past his Funky Bunch days - he often leans towards goofy men, or at least goofy men in goofy movies.
Such provides a nice surprise with the drama “The Gambler,” which finds him in a role the utilizes his charisma and acting skills, within a tale that doesn’t involve directors Michael Bay or Seth McFarlane. Playing a college professor who gambles his life away, the film is a showcase of his talents, like his compelling motormouth delivery, or a stable cool that he maintains even when his character is falling apart. Here’s a film that offers a scene of Marky Mark rambling about Camus, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
The annual Cannes festival has now kicked off, can you believe it’s already been a year since Sly, Arnie and the rest of The Expendables cast went for a tank ride? Expect the site to be riddled with various Cannes related breaking news over the coming days.
First up is a whole heap of new information about Ratchet And Clank. Based on one of the Sony’s most popular game franchises, the film follows the ever ongoing adventures of Lombax Ratchet and his robotic companion Clank. The games were predominately platformers though they had elements of pretty much every other game genre going. They were also full of fun for all ages humour and featured some rather peculiar weaponry – the suck cannon anyone?
- Kat Smith
Much-loved videogame Ratchet & Clank is getting the animated big-screen treatment, with Sylvester Stallone set to star...
Launched in 2002, the Ratchet & Clank series has become one of the PlayStation's mainstays, with the adventures of its feline and robot odd-couple appearing on every Sony system to date.
It's now been revealed that an animated film adaptation is in the works, with the videogame series' regular voice cast being joined by a galaxy of starry names.
First up: Sylvester Stallone, who's previously lent his distinctive vocals to movies like Antz and Zookeeper (in the latter, he provided the voice of Joe the Lion). Joining him will be Paul Giamatti, John Goodman and Rosario Dawson (who was also in Zookeeper, but as a human being rather than a talking animal).
Rachet & Clank will be - brace yourself - an origin story, exploring how the furry Ratchet met his robot sidekick. Giamatti will play the lead villain, »
Ratchet & Clank fans will be disappointed to hear that its film adaptation and PS4 remake have been delayed.
Originally on track to launch sometime during 2015, both the movie and reboot won't be released until spring 2016.
"While you might have to wait a bit longer than expected, rest assured we're using the time wisely to further polish the game to a spit-shine level, with dazzling shader response, awe-inspiring effects, velvety smooth animations, and spectacular new gameplay segments," Insomniac Games chief brand officer Ryan Schneider said on the PlayStation Blog.
"Even though the game and film won't launch for a bit, you'll see news about them crop up throughout the year. Stay tuned!"
It also features Rosario Dawson as Galactic Ranger support team member Elaris and »
The Rainmaker Entertainment and Blockade Entertainment animation is based on the PlayStation video game and screens in the market this week.
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
The upcoming feature-length animated adaptation of the popular video game franchise Ratchet and Clank just added an impressive array of talent for their supporting cast of voices. It is being reported that Sylvester Stallone, John Goodman, Rosario Dawson, Bella Thorne and Paul Giamatti have all been added to the 3D animated epic. The Hollywood Reporter broke the news of this arrival of notable talent for voice roles in the Ratchet and Clank feature film. However, further supplementing this news, IGN revealed that Stallone will play a character named Victor, Goodman will voice Grimroth, Dawson will voice Elaris and Thorne will voice Cora. Of them all, though, it seems that Giamatti may have nabbed the most notable role, since he will apparently voice Chairman Drek, who is expected to be the film.s main villain. Despite the noteworthy assortment of names that have just jumped on board for some mic work, »
Set to come our way in 2016, Playstation platform game Ratchet and Clank is getting the animated feature film treatment, and while the games original voice cast James Arnold Taylor (Rachet), David Kaye (Clank), Armin Shimmerman (Doctor Nefarious), and Jim Ward (Captain Quark) will be reprising their roles for the big screen adventures of the young alien Lombax and his robotic pal, The Hollywood Reporter have revealed that they will be joined by some tremendous talent, with Paul Giamatti, John Goodman, Sylvester Stallone, Rosario Dawson, and Bella Thorne (The Duff) lending their voices. With the plot revolving around the titular pair teaming up with a group called the Galactic Rangers to save the galaxy from the evil Chairman Drex, who has gotten his hands on a dangerous weapon capable of destroying planets, it’s safe to assume that they have been cast as members of the Rangers, though I can’t »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
Insomniac Games and Sony aren’t pulling any punches when it comes to the upcoming Ratchet & Clank animated film, after the companies revealed the adaptation’s voice cast will boast the likes of Paul Giamatti, Rosario Dawson, John Goodman and Hollywood veteran Sylvester Stallone.
Due to release at some point this year, Sony’s big-screen feature will also bring together the dulcet tones that helped transform the titular pair into the mascots we know and love, namely Arnold Taylor and David Kaye as Ratchet and Clank, respectively. In tandem with today’s announcement, Insomniac CEO Ted Price spoke of his own excitement to bring the eccentric pair onto the big screen.
“Everyone at Insomniac is thrilled that Ratchet & Clank will be shared in cinemas around the world with new and longtime fans alike,” said Insomniac Games founder and CEO Ted Price. “It’s been particularly exciting to collaborate closely with PlayStation, »
- Michael Briers
Ratchet and Clank The Movie got a whole bunch of celebrities to voice some new characters in the upcoming movie.
The cool thing behind the movie was that the original voice actors from the game are also doing the movie. James Arnold Taylor as Ratchet and David Kaye as Clank for example, but being honest they are not really big name brands. If it's one thing Hollywood knows, it's that if you attach a popular name to a movie it then creates easy marketing. Those celebrities then do interviews etc... and promote the movie.
Well that is what happened today as the studio behind the film has announced Paul Giamatti, John Goodman, Bella Thorne, Sylvester Stallone, and Rosario Dawson have all joined the cast of the movie for additional characters. The film is being directed by Kevin Munroe (Tmnt) and written by Tj Fixman, who wrote the series for Insomniac. »
- email@example.com (Dustin Spino)
Sylvester Stallone, Paul Giamatti, John Goodman, Bella Thorne and Rosario Dawson are set to lend their voices to the upcoming computer-animated feature "Ratchet & Clank" based on the popular PlayStation game series.
The group join the four leading cast members James Arnold Taylor as Ratchet; David Kaye as Clank; Armin Shimerman as Nefarious; and Jim Ward as Captain Qwark with all four reprising their roles from the games.
The story follows the two unlikely heroes as they struggle to stop a vile alien from destroying every planet in their Galaxy. When the duo stumble upon a planet-destroying weapon, they must join forces with The Galactic Rangers in order to save the galaxy.
Source: THR »
- Garth Franklin
It’s been a few years since Sylvester Stallone provided a voice performance for a film (that would be 2011’s Zookeeper) and even longer since he was part of a CG ‘toon (you have to go back to 1998’s Antz for that). But now he has not one but two new animated adventures in the works, since he’s signed on to play a character in Ratchet & Clank alongside Paul Giamatti, John Goodman, Bella Thorne and Rosario Dawson. Announced back in 2013 with some hullabaloo, and taking aim at a release just a couple of months from now, the film adapts the PlayStation game series and also features the voice cast from the console title including James Arnold Taylor as Ratchet, David Kaye as Clank, Armin Shimerman as Nefarious and Jim Ward as Captain Qwark.The story finds Ratchet, a “lombox”, or cat-like creature, and his robot pal Clank, who have »
This week marks the 10th anniversary of the release of "Crash" (on May 6, 2005), an all-star movie whose controversy came not from its provocative treatment of racial issues but from its Best Picture Oscar victory a few months later, against what many critics felt was a much more deserving movie, "Brokeback Mountain."
The "Crash" vs. "Brokeback" battle is one of those lingering disputes that makes the Academy Awards so fascinating, year after year. Moviegoers and critics who revisit older movies are constantly judging the Academy's judgment. Even decades of hindsight may not always be enough to tell whether the Oscar voters of a particular year got it right or wrong. Whether it's "Birdman" vs. "Boyhood," "The King's Speech" vs. "The Social Network," "Saving Private Ryan" vs. "Shakespeare in Love" or even "An American in Paris" vs. "A Streetcar Named Desire," we're still confirming the Academy's taste or dismissing it as hopelessly off-base years later. »
- Gary Susman
Justin Timberlake on the Oscars' Red Carpet Justin Timberlake at the Academy Awards The Social Network actor Justin Timberlake arrives at the 83rd Academy Awards, which took place on Sunday, Feb. 27, at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. At the ceremony, Timberlake and Black Swan actress Mila Kunis introduced the nominees – and eventual winners – in the animation categories. Throughout the proceedings, he pretended to be the elusive Banksy, whose Exit Through the Gift Shop was a Best Documentary Feature contender. The joke fell mostly flat, but Timberlake actually elicited some laughs when he imitated three-time Oscar-nominated veteran Kirk Douglas*, who mercilessly stretched the Best Supporting Actress announcement into what seemed like hours. Admittedly, Douglas was funny. (The winner in that particular category turned out to be Melissa Leo for David O. Russell's The Fighter.) As announced by the Justin Timberlake-Mila Kunis duo, the Best Animated Short Film was Shaun Tan »
- D. Zhea
Mark Wahlberg digs a nearly impossible hole to climb out of in The Gambler. Co-starring Jessica Lange, John Goodman and Brie Larson, the film examines a successful man whose gambling problem and poor decisions send his life spiraling out of control. The Gambler will make its Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD debut on April 28.
We've been given the opportunity to host a fantastic giveaway for The Gambler home video debut from Paramount Home Entertainment. As with a game of cards, only the luck of the draw will determine the winners.
One grand prize winner will take home a copy of The Gambler on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD signed by Mark Wahlberg, a branded poker set, a gym bag to carry said poker set, and a t-shirt (all pictured above). A pair of runner-ups will each score The Gambler on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD.
For a chance to win one of these prizes, »
Tom Sturridge is an actor who’s so far been better known for his relationships with his fiancée, Sienna Miller, and his best friend, Robert Pattinson, than for his own acting CV, but that could all change this week with two high-profile projects. He’s starring in a new film version of Thomas Hardy’s classic, Far from the Madding Crowd, as Sergeant Frank Troy, the love interest of Carey Mulligan’s Bathsheba, and he’s also playing opposite Damian Lewis and John Goodman in the new revival of David Mamet’s play American Buffalo. »
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