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Quentin Tarantino has led Christoph Waltz to two Oscars in this category, but Waltz is absent from the director's latest, "The Hateful Eight." That film boasts a whopping seven potential contenders in this category (only of the noted eight is a woman, which could get Jennifer Jason Leigh a nod in the supporting actress race). Kurt Russell, Bruce Dern and Samuel L. Jackson seem like they have the showiest parts, putting them in contention amidst a seemingly endless list of other contenders: Seth Rogen and Jeff Daniels ("Steve Jobs"), Benedict Cumberbatch and Kevin Bacon ("Black Mass"), Tom Hardy ("The Revenant"), Alan Alda ("Bridge of Spies"), Bradley Cooper ("Joy"), Steve Carell ("Freeheld"), Dominic West and Jude Law ("Genius") and Mr. Waltz himself ("Tulip Fever"). We truly could go on and on... It will also be interesting to see how many nominees from last year pop up here. Beyond the noted »
- Peter Knegt
'Sleepless in Seattle': Meg Ryan 'Sleepless in Seattle' review: Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks in an affair to forget In Krzysztof Kieslowski's Three Colors: Red, the last installment of his "Three Colors" trilogy, the word "magic" is never bandied about. No need to. Magic is just about everywhere in that lyrical tale about love and fate. On the other hand, the word "magic" seems to crop up every other minute in writer-director Nora Ephron's Sleepless in Seattle. Ephron and fellow Oscar-nominated screenwriters Jeff Arch and David S. Ward (plus an uncredited Delia Ephron) were apparently trying to create screen magic through the power of suggestion. If you repeat it often enough... Following in the footsteps of Claude Lelouch's 1974 hit And Now My Love, with added touches borrowed from Leo McCarey's 1957 romance classic An Affair to Remember (itself a remake of McCarey's own 1939 Love Affair), Nora Ephron »
- Andre Soares
Bob Hauk: Remember, once you’re inside you’re on your own.
Snake Plissken: Oh, you mean I can’t count on you?
Bob Hauk: No.
Snake Plissken: Good!
Somewhere between Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger, the 80s had another action star, one that wasn’t unintelligible, one that had far fewer muscles and seemed downright average in comparison to Arnie and Sly. With three movies in a six year span Kurt Russell became America’s biggest cult badass.
First came arguably his toughest tough guy Snake Plissken in 1981’s Escape from New York. It’s hard to beat an eye patch and an abdomen snake tattoo. Plissken, a cocky prisoner, is tasked with rescuing the kidnapped President in the collapsed, criminal run New York. Following Escape from New York was Carpenter’s 1982 terrifying alien invasion remake of The Thing and finally Big Trouble in Little China »
The film stars Academy Award nominee Mark Wahlberg (Lone Survivor, The Fighter) alongside Golden Globe nominee Kurt Russell (Furious Seven and the forthcoming The Hateful Eight), Academy Award nominee John Malkovich (Red, Burn After Reading), Dylan O’Brien (The Maze Runner), Golden Globe winner Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin) and Academy Award nominee Kate Hudson (Almost Famous, Nine).
Deepwater Horizon is based on the true events that occurred on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010, the story chronicles the courage of those who worked on the Deepwater Horizon and the extreme moments of bravery and survival in the face of what would become one of the biggest man-made disasters in world history.
- Michelle McCue
Warcraft: Our first look at Orgim in the big-screen adaptation of videogame Warcraft reveals an intricately-created charater. The orc is played by Robert Kazinsky, and the look of the character, designed by Industrial Light and Magic, is a mixture of the actor and concept art by Blizzard Entertainment, the company behind the game World of Warcraft. Directed by Duncan Jones, the movie is heading to theaters on June 10, 2016. [Wired] Deepwater Horizon: Mark Wahlberg stars in Deepwater Horizon as a member of an oil rig crew that suffered a catastrophe, leading to an environmental disaster in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. The first official photo shows Wahlberg looking the part; Kurt Russell, John Malkovich, Dylan O'Brien, Gina Rodriguez, and Kate Hudson also star...
- Peter Martin
Lionsgate has announced that filming of "Deepwater Horizon" has started in New Orleans, Louisiana. In addition to the announcement, the studio unveiled the first photo from the movie, giving us a look at Mark Wahlberg as real-life hero Mike Williams. Check it out below. "Deepwater Horizon" is based on the true events that occurred on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20th, 2010. The story chronicles the courage of those who worked on the Deepwater Horizon and the extreme moments of bravery and survival in the face of what would become one of the biggest man-made disasters in world history. The new movie is directed by Peter Berg (Lone Survivor, Hancock) and co-stars Kurt Russell, Johnson Malkovich, Dylan O'Brien and Kate Hudson. It's set to hit theaters on September 30th, 2016. Photo: (click to enlarge) »
Lionsgate has officially announced that production is underway on Deepwater Horzion, with the film now shooting in New Orleans, and with the news has come the first image featuring Mark Wahlberg…
Walhberg plays Mike Williams, a real-life hero who was involved in one of the biggest oil rig disasters of recent times in the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010. Peter Berg re-teams with Walhberg after 2013’s hit Lone Survivor on the film, which is based on the 2010 New York Times article by David Barstow, David Rohde and Stephanie Saul titled Deepwater Horizon’s Final Hours.
Kurt Russell (Furious 7), John Malkovich (Con Air), Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin), Dylan O’Brien (The Maze Runner) and Kate Hudson (Wish I Was Here) co-star in the film, which is set for release in September 2016.
- Scott J. Davis
It’s always entertaining to chart the career of Mark Wahlberg. He’s one of the few actors out there today who can easily shift between brassy blockbuster fare and buzzy prestige pics. Last year, he toplined Transformers: Age of Extinction (the year’s highest-grossing movie, and one of its worst-reviewed) and followed it up by courting Oscar in a remake of The Gambler. 2015 should prove no different – he’ll star in Ted 2 this summer then make an awards bid in this fall’s Deepwater Horizon.
Today brings the first image from that latter title, which dramatizes the immediate aftermath of the 2010 Bp oil spill and centers on the Deepwater Horizon’s crew members, who risked life and limb to help one another escape the exploding rig. Wahlberg is playing Mike Williams, the rig’s chief electronics technician and one of the last crew members to abandon ship; the »
- Isaac Feldberg
Lionsgate sent out a press release announcing the start of production on Deepwater Horizon, which reteams Mark Wahlberg with his Lone Survivor director Peter Berg, though the film was originally intended to be directed by J.C. Chandor (A Most Violent Year) who dropped out over "creative differences". Berg, I guess, seems a natural replacement considering the script was written by Matthew Michael Carnahan, who penned Berg's 200 feature The Kingdom. The film is based on the true events that occurred on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010, the story chronicles the courage of those who worked on the Deepwater Horizon and the extreme moments of bravery and survival in the face of what would become one of the biggest man-made disasters in world history. Along with Wahlberg, the film co-stars Kurt Russell, John Malkovich, Dylan O'Brien, Gina Rodriguez and Kate Hudson Production is taking place in New Orleans, »
- Brad Brevet
I was a bit disappointed and concerned when news broke that Jc Chandor left Deepwater Horizon due to creative differences. When I spoke to him in December, he seemed especially enthusiastic about the project and very knowledgable about the 2010 Bp oil spill, but just about a month and a half later, he was out. Peter Berg could be a fine replacement, but whereas his work is hit or miss, Chandor's a guy who's proved he's a talented director eager to deliver something different three times over. However, that doesn't really matter now. Berg's our guy, production is underway in New Orleans and we've already got our very first official image of Mark Wahlberg as Mike Williams, the rig’s chief electronics technician who was one of the last crew members to escape the explosion. You can check out the Deepwater Horizon picture for yourself below. The film is due in »
- Perri Nemiroff
Despite the loss of original director J.C. Chandor, the film based on the tragedy aboard the Deepwater Horizon oil rig is still going ahead, with Peter Berg taking the reins. He’s now started cranking the cameras in New Orleans and the first image from the film – of Mark Wahlberg as chief electronics technician Mike Williams – is online. The movie, which also features Kurt Russell, John Malkovich, Kate Hudson, Gina Rodriguez and Dylan O’Brien, charts the events on the Bp oil rig in the 48 hours leading up to the 2010 disaster and the day itself. The behind-the-scenes tale will highlight stories of real-life heroism around the incident, which were not made public at the time but appeared in the script’s source material, a New York Times article entitled 'Deepwater Horizon’s Final Hour'. The paper’s piece chronicled how 11 people were killed and 16 injured when the rig blew, »
Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, John Malkovich, Dylan O'Brien, Gina Rodriguez and Kate Hudson star in the film which is based on the true events that occurred on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 and chronicles the courage of those who worked on the rig during the disaster. Matthew Sand and Matthew Michael Carnahan penned the script.
- Garth Franklin
The annual presentation to media and industry members featured a handful of films that will premiere at Cannes in the coming days: Todd Haynes' 1950s drama Carol and a Macbeth adaption with Michael Fassbender andMarion Cotillard. One of the Cannes festival jury members, Jake Gyllenhaal, was also on hand to preview his boxing drama with director Antoine Fuqua: Southpaw.
But probably the most anticipated, previously unseen film among the Weinstein Co.'s offerings was a two-minute trailer of Tarantino's latest. In the footage, the snowy, gun-blazing Western evoked Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs in its gathering of a group of tough characters. Its large cast includes a number of familiar Tarantino players: Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Tim Roth, »
- Cineplex.com and contributors
Cannes — Harvey Weinstein appears to be in a good place. The Weinstein Company is, after all, coming off three-straight hits with "The Imitation Game," "Paddington" and "Woman in Gold." Thursday evening the industry titan held court for his annual Cannes preview, noting that he loved this year's slate while insisting that that's not always the case. The highlight of the evening was intended to be the first footage screened of Quentin Tarantino's "The Hateful Eight," but this pundit was much more impressed with Garth Davis' "Lion." Based on the true story of Saroo Brierley, "Lion" chronicles how, thanks to his inherent curiosity, a 5-year-old boy is separated from his family in India. Now, 25 years later, Saroo (Dev Patel) has grown up after being raised by an Australian couple (Nicole Kidman and David Wenham) and begins a search for the biological family he believes is still waiting for him to come home. »
- Gregory Ellwood
As has now become a tradition at Cannes, The Weinstein Co. screened footage from several of their upcoming films for press in attendance, but it's a two-minute trailer for Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight that garners our immediate attention and at the same time Entertainment Weekly has released more pictures from the upcoming movie expected to hit theaters Christmas 2015. First, here's the official synopsis: In The Hateful Eight, set six or eight or twelve years after the Civil War, a stagecoach hurtles through the wintry Wyoming landscape. The passengers, bounty hunter John Ruth (Kurt Russell) and his fugitive Daisy Domergue (Jennifer Jason Leigh), race towards the town of Red Rock where Ruth, known in these parts as "The Hangman," will bring Domergue to justice. Along the road, they encounter two strangers: Major Marquis Warren (Samuel L. Jackson), a black former union soldier turned infamous bounty hunter, and Chris Mannix »
- Brad Brevet
The Weinstein Co.’s Cannes presentation is always an early launching pad for fall awards season. But on Thursday afternoon at the Majestic Hotel, Harvey Weinstein actually started handicapping the 2016 Oscars race from the South of France.
Joined by Jake Gyllenhaal onstage, Weinstein said it was an outrage that the star was snubbed for his performance in “Nightcrawler,” which was released by Open Road Films last fall. “We’ll get revenge,” Weinstein said. “This transformation in ‘Southpaw’ is amazing,” Weinstein added about the upcoming summer movie directed by Antoine Fuqua, where Gyllenhaal plays a professional boxer. Weinstein revealed that “Southpaw” had been selected for Cannes, but it couldn’t play in competition because Gyllenhaal is a member of the jury.
- Ramin Setoodeh
Kate Hudson joins a stellar cast in a film about the Bp Oil spill. Along with Kate Hudson and Mark Wahlberg, both Kurt Russell and John Malkovich are attached to the crew for what is sure to be an intense look into the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion and its aftermath. The project, entitled Deepwater Horizon after the Bp oil spill disaster that took place in April 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico is being directed by Lone Survivor.s Peter Berg. The cast is already turning out to be quite impressive for this real-life disaster turned cinematic thriller. Among the new additions of Hudson and Malkovich, previously announced on board include Russell, Dylan O.Brien (The Maze Runner) and Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin). The story will follow the eleven crew members that were killed in the blast, and Berg has said that he want to tell the story of »
Entertainment Weekly has posted even more photos from Quentin Tarantino's forthcoming western drama "The Hateful Eight" with new shots of Kurt Russell, Samuel L. Jackson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tim Roth and Bruce Dern in action as post-Civil War bounty hunters who seek shelter during a blizzard. Click here for all the shots.
A whole bunch of new photos of Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn and Will Smith's Headshot in action have gone online at Just Jared. Filming on the project is taking place on the streets of Toronto and show this particular pair getting rather close.
- Garth Franklin
Hot off the release of that impressive cover back last week, Entertainment Weekly have given us nine first-look images from the production of Quentin tarantino’s upcoming The Hateful Eight. The western, which will be released in November of this year, stars Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Demián Bichir, Michael Madsen, Bruce Dern, Channing Tatum, James Parks and Zoe Bell, and has been described as a potential homage to Tarantino’s debut Reservoir Dogs.
That quote came from Madsen, who appeared in the 1992 materpiece as Mr Brown.
“It’s one of those pictures where nobody really knows who anyone really is. It’s kind of a masquerade party.” Madsen said to EW.
Here’s the official synopsis:
Set six or eight or twelve years after the Civil War, a stagecoach hurtles through the wintry Wyoming landscape. The passengers, bounty hunter John Ruth (Russell) and his »
- Paul Heath
The first images from Quentin Tarantino's forthcoming Western, entitled Hateful Eight, have been revealed. The stills show castmembers including Kurt Russell, Samuel L. Jackson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tim Roth and Bruce Dern. The images first appeared in Entertainment Weekly. The film, produced by The Weinstein Co., focuses on post-Civil War bounty hunters who seek shelter during a blizzard. Read More Quentin Tarantino's 'Hateful Eight' Teaser Resurfaces Online (Video) Hateful Eight was the subject of controversy when Tarantino filed a lawsuit against Gawker in January 2014 for posting a link to his script. He later withdrew the suit. The images
- THR Staff
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