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"Clothes don't make the man?" That rule certainly doesn't hold true in the movies. Dress can say a lot about characters, their class, their self-image, their self-consciousness, the period and place in which they live, the story they're living and how a director wishes an audience to perceive them. Fortunately, the Academy's Costume Design branch recognizes this, as it consistently proves itself to be one of the most original sects of the organization, not overtly swayed by a film's overall perception. Every year, films that are critically maligned and/or have no other nominations tend to score here and the overall state of the Best Picture race tends to play only a peripheral role. Nevertheless, trends can be noted. Period pieces almost always take a majority of the nominations, frequently all five. Glamor is also awarded frequently. There are also great designers (such as Sandy Powell, Milena Canonero and Colleen Atwood »
- Gerard Kennedy
Imax will release four upcoming tentpoles from 20th Century Fox in select international territories. The multipicture deal will start with the release of DreamWorks Animation comedy Penguins of Madagascar, whose voice cast includes Benedict Cumberbatch and John Malkovich, on Nov. 26, 2014. That's followed by the rollout of Ridley Scott's biblical epic Exodus: Gods and Kings, to star Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton, on Dec. 4. Imax will also release the late Robin Williams and Ben Stiller starrer Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb on Dec. 17, and EuropaCorp's Taken 3, starring Liam Neeson, on Jan. 8, 2015. The Fox
- Etan Vlessing
Moses tries to lead the Israelites out of Egypt as God unleashes his plagues in two new TV spots for Exodus: Gods and Kings, which showcases the contentious relationship between Moses (Christian Bale) and his brother, Egyptian pharaoh Ramses (Joel Edgerton).
Ridley Scott directs this Biblical epic, centering 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 as he rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses, setting 600,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues. This new footage gives us a few brief glimpses of these plagues, which are unleashed after Ramses refuses to free the slaves, including locusts, hail and a massive tidal wave.
In addition, 20th Century Fox has also released featurettes with behind-the-scenes footage and stars Christian Bale, »
Ridley Scott’s Rsa Films and theatrical advertising agency Wild Card have launched 3Am, a new venture that will focus on creating new forms of content to help market movies and other forms of entertainment to young, digitally savvy audiences.
3Am will essentially serve as a consultancy that collaborates with filmmakers, studios and brands in the early stages of a movie’s production to create integrated content and marketing extensions, the companies said.
Rsa president Jules Daly and Alison Temple will both serve as managing partners of 3Am.
“Film studios have an entirely new and unique set of challenges when it comes to marketing movies,” Daly said. “Rsa and Wild Card realize that Hollywood marketing today is a beast of its own consistently challenged with capturing consumer interest. As a joint entity of such esteemed creative companies, 3Am can help alleviate those challenges and work with the studios to think »
- Marc Graser
Halloween is typically a frightful time for the box office, but with it landing on a Friday, the big studios are avoiding the weekend like a black cat. That will leave Open Road’s newcomer Nightcrawler and Universal’s Ouija in its second frame to pick over the remains left by trick-or-treating parents and costume-clad weekend partiers.
Likely to lead the flimsy Halloween parade is Nightcrawler, Jake Gyllenhaal’s indie thriller about a crime videographer with a questionable moral compass investigating a Los Angeles underworld without one. Produced and financed by Bold Films for about $8.5M, the R-rated thriller will open on 2,766 screens and should stash $12M to $14M. The movie, which enticed Gyllenhaal and co-star Bill Paxton to train with real freelance video journalists, also stars Rene Russo and Riz Ahmed. The movie, which opens at 7 Pm Thursday in some markets, has accounted for 71% of Fandango’s pre-sales this weekend. »
- Scott Bowles
It seems Ridley Scott is going the opposite direction Darren Aronofsky went with Noah when it comes to interpreting the more magical and mystical events to be told in his upcoming Biblical epic Exodus: Gods and Kings. Aronofsky made use of rock monsters to explain how one family could construct an ark that would carry two of all the world's species of animals, but when it comes to the parting of the Red Sea in Exodus, Scott turned to science rather than magic. "You can't just do a a giant parting, with walls of water trembling while people ride between them," Scott told Entertainment Weekly, saying he wasn't convinced when he saw Charlton Heston do it in Cecil B. DeMille's The Ten Commandments (1956). "I didn't believe it then, when I was just a kid sitting in the third row. I remember that feeling, and thought that I'd better come »
- Brad Brevet
Regardless of whether or not you're annoyed with the whitewashing of the cast in Ridley Scott's latest epic Exodus: Gods & Kings, the film is arriving this winter, and plenty of people will go see it, oblivious to the controversy that has stirred up online. And to drum up more hype, two TV spots for the film have arrived showing off the conflict that arises between two brothers, Moses (Christian Bale) and Ramses (Joel Edgerton), and the battle that ensues as one follows his destiny to save his people, and the other is driven by his desire to be remembered as a god. Could this be Scott's return to glory on the big screen? Watch now! Here's the two new TV spots for Ridley Scott's Exodus: Gods & Kings from 20th Century Fox: And as a bonus, here's a couple interviews with Ridley Scott, Christian Bale & Joel Edgerton: If you haven't seen it, »
- Ethan Anderton
Earlier this year, Darren Aronofsky's "Noah" featured an unlikable, zealous lead who saved his family from the flood only to become exiled and drunk for his efforts, while almost managing to murder his daughter in the process. Also: rock monsters. The movie did reasonably well, but we reckon that at least for those who like their Bible stories a bit more familiar, Ridley Scott's "Exodus: Gods And King" looks to tell the tale of Moses with all the notes you know, just with more of a blockbuster flavor. And so today come two new TV spots, and even if they just amount to one minute, they are not lacking in spectacle. The Dead Sea rises, there seem to be various plagues, glossy bronzed dudes yell, and we still have no idea what to make of this movie right now. But it looks like a lot of money was spent, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Back in late 2012, it was looking like Steven Spielberg was readying a film adaptation of Daniel H. Wilson's sci-fi novel "Robopocalypse" as his next directorial effort. Drew Goddard ("Cabin in the Woods") was adapting the screenplay whilst the likes of Chris Hemsworth, Anne Hathaway and Ben Whishaw were onboard to star.
Then, early last year, it suddenly died. Spielberg officially postponed the project because the initial screenplay required heavy reworking and he wanted to find another way into the story. Talk about the film ceased and Spielberg dabbled with a few other ideas before hopping onto his current commitments to both "St. James Place" and "The Bfg".
At last report Spielberg is still developing it. Unfortunately, like many filmmakers from Guillermo del Toro to Ridley Scott, it is one of at least a half dozen projects the director is attached to and it's really a roll of the dice »
- Garth Franklin
Ridley Scott‘s “Exodus: Gods and Kings” is a story of conflict with two men at the heart of the storm. Christian Bale‘s Moses squares off against Joel Edgerton‘s Ramesses II, and if the latest trailer is any indication, there's a WWE main event on the way between these two. See photos: 11 Top Grossing Christian-Themed Movies Since 2004 (Photos) Basically, for about half a minute there's a lot of yelling back and forth between the two men. In fact, it kind of looks like 20th Century Fox was trying to establish their entire relationship and ultimate falling out over the issue of. »
- Jason Hughes
If you ask us, any movie could be improved by a crocodile-attack scene. With the theatrical release of director Ridley Scott's biblical epic Exodus: Gods and Kings less than two months away, viewers are getting a look at the film's first TV spot. See more Ridley Scott: His Life and Work The trailer highlights the conflict between Moses (Christian Bale) and Ramses (Joel Edgerton), with the former promising plenty of plagues to come. "Something is coming that is out of my control," Moses says in a very foreboding voice. And he's not just talking a big game, as
- Ryan Gajewski
From acclaimed director Ridley Scott (Gladiator, Prometheus) 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 600,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.
"Exodus: Gods and Kings" is set to hit theaters on December 12, 2014.
Have a look »
- Kellvin Chavez
• Demian Bichir is in negotiations to take the lead in the untitled Low Riders film for Universal, Blumhouse Productions, and Imagine Entertainment. Ricardo de Montreuil is attached to direct the film. Cheo Hodari Coker and Elgin James wrote earlier drafts of the script; Josh Bierne-Gordon and Justin Tipping wrote the current draft. Set in the East Los Angeles world of lowrider cars and street tagging, the story follows a teenager caught in the middle of his traditional father, whom Bichir would play, and his estranged gangbanger brother, both of whom are competing in the annual lowrider “Supershow.” Imagine Entertainment’s »
- C. Molly Smith
Sources tell Variety that Bay is in early talks to direct Paramount’s “13 Hours,” which is based on the true story recounting the attack on the U.S. Special Mission Compound and a nearby CIA Annex in Benghazi, Libya, on the 11th anniversary of Sept. 11.
Chuck Hogan penned the script based on Mitchell Zuckoff’s book “Thirteen Hours: A Firsthand Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi,” to which Paramount acquired rights in February before it was published. Erwin Stoff produces through 3 Arts Entertainment’s production shingle.
Bay said in August that while the next “Transformers” is already dated, he would not be returning to direct, and while this film will not feature the same elements, it still fits into his wheelhouse of action-heavy »
- Justin Kroll
By Anjelica Oswald
From a newcomer award at the Deauville Film Festival in 2011 to a career tribute this fall, two-time Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain has come a long way in just three years. This year, she has been a part of four films: Christopher Nolan’s potential best picture nominee Interstellar, which opens in select theaters Nov. 5; J.C. Chandor’s A Most Violent Year, which is opening AFI Fest Nov. 6; Liv Ullmann’s Miss Julie, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival; and Ned Benson’s The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and is a combination of 2013’s The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her and The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him.
After graduating from Juilliard in 2003, Chastain was plucked from relative obscurity by Al Pacino to star in his production of Salome at Los Angeles’ Wadsworth Theatre in 2006. Pacino chronicles »
- Anjelica Oswald
The much-discussed review embargo on Christopher Nolan’s latest blockbuster Interstellar finally lifted on Monday, bringing forth a tidal wave of critical impressions of the film, which were decidedly more mixed than most of Nolan’s fans or general movie commentators were expecting. After bottoming out at around 64% earlier in the week, the Matthew McConaughey-starring sci-fi flick currently sits at 70% with a 7.2 average after 27 reviews, putting it dangerously close to the score that Ridley Scott’s divisive Prometheus eventually leveled out to (73% with a 6.9 average).
In fairness, though, even the negative reviews for Interstellar praise Nolan’s cavalier attempt to tell such an insanely ambitious story, as well as the jaw-dropping visuals, which apparently absolutely must be seen on an IMAX screen. Still, even though the so-called “Nolanites” might not like it, a flawed film is a flawed film, and short of a miracle upswing in reviews over the next week, »
- Jack Pooley
• Greg Kinnear, Jon Voight, Renee Zellweger, and Djimon Hounsou are set to star in Paramount Pictures' Same Kind of Different as Me, EW has confirmed. Michael Carney will make his directorial debut. He co-wrote the script with Alexander Foard and Ron Hall. Based on the book by Hall and Denver Moore with Lynn Vincent, the story follows an art dealer (Kinnear) who befriends a homeless man (Honsou) in order to save his marriage to his wife (Zellweger). The unexpected friendship takes the three on an incredible journey, and helps Hall reconnect with his father (Voight). Mary Parent and Cale Boyter »
- C. Molly Smith
Exclusive: Lost star Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje is tackling another role in a Sony film, this time joining Will Smith in the studio’s untitled NFL concussion drama directed by Parkland‘s Peter Landesman. Akinnuoye-Agbaje starred recently in disaster period pic Pompeii and the upcoming Annie remake for Sony. He’ll play real-life NFL safety Dave Duerson, a three-time Pro Bowl pick who died in 2011 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest. At his request, Duerson’s brain was sent to researchers, who determined that the athlete had suffered from the debilitating symptoms of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (Cte) caused by his football injuries.
Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Alec Baldwin, Bitsie Tulloch, and Albert Brooks also star in the film which centers on Smith’s forensic neuropathologist Dr. Bennett Omalu, whose studies on Cte prompt the NFL to take brain-related injuries seriously. Ridley Scott, Giannina Facio, David Wolthoff, Larry Shuman, and Elizabeth Cantillon are producing. »
- Jen Yamato
Bouyed by the success of a tremendous slate of films that has included X-Men: Days Of Future Past, Gone Girl, Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, The Maze Runner, The Fault In Our Stars, How To Train Your Dragon 2, Rio 2 and Son Of God (to name a few), 20th Century Fox has beaten a four-year-old domestic box office record for its highest-grossing year ever. Already. It’s also edging closer to breaking an international box office record as well.
In 2004, Fox scored $1.48 billion; this year its slate has been even more explosive to help the studio cross the $1.5 billion mark. That record was set October 19 with Gone Girl pushing past $100 million. If we include Fox Searchlight, which released the box office favorite The Grand Budapest Hotel in March, the studio is actually up to $1.62 billion (that’s through yesterday). The studio is, of course, still the box »
- Anita Busch
The cast has no shortage of talent, including Aaron Paul, Sigourney Weaver, Ben Kingsley and Emun Elliott. And we've managed to get our paws on this special video featurette, where Ridley Scott chats about the film.
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