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Check out this first look at this captivating crime-thriller, and make sure that you mark your calendars to see Child 44 in theaters nationwide on April 17, 2015.
A politically-charged serial killer thriller set in 1953 Soviet Russia, Child 44 chronicles the crisis of conscience for secret police agent Leo Demidov (Tom Hardy), who loses status, power and home when he refuses to denounce his own wife, Raisa (Noomi Rapace), as a traitor.
Exiled from Moscow to a grim provincial outpost, Leo and Raisa join forces with General Mikhail Nesterov (Gary Oldman) to track down a serial killer who preys on young boys.
Their quest for justice threatens »
- Michelle McCue
CineFix has released the newest episode in their Art of The Scene series, and this one focuses on the Chestburster scene in Ridley Scott's Alien. The nine minute video gets into everything that helped make the scene possible. The best part is the reaction of the unwitting actors when the blood started to fly. Apparently, what we saw on screen was edited to make things look less bloody. Wow!
- Free Reyes
When Johnny Depp‘s mustache comedy “Mortdecai” brought in less than $5 million on opening weekend, it marked the A-list actor’s fifth straight box office bomb. But he’s far from the only top billed actor to endure a tanker or two.
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- Travis Reilly and Todd Cunningham
Rome – The upcoming European Film Market will mark the launch of Bridging the Dragon, a groundbreaking platform seeking to forge closer strategic ties between film industries in Europe and China, which so far has looked mainly to Hollywood as a movie ventures partner.
The Berlin-based org., whose founders include Italian multi-hyphenate Cristiano Bortone, is aiming to bridge what at present is a very distinct divide between these two film communities by forming a club of sorts with a select group of companies from both continents that can develop contacts, resources, project strategies, and lay the groundwork for a mutually beneficial rapport.
Prominent companies that have already joined the platform include Chinese giant Bona Film Group, German powerhouse Senator Entertainment, Ridley Scott’s Scott Free Films, Amsterdam-based Eyeworks Film & TV Drama, Germany’s Studio Babelsberg, and Dutch family entertainment player Lemming Film.
Bridging the Dragon will bow on February 10 with a »
- Nick Vivarelli
In the movie, Hardy plays Leo Demidov, a member of the Soviet military police in 1950’s Moscow. After his colleague’s son is found dead, Demidov becomes convinced the child was murdered. He investigates, only to be told by a superior (played by Vincent Cassel) that “murder is strictly a capitalist disease.”
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With his investigation effectively shut down, Hardy’s character can only sit by and watch »
- Joe Otterson
Smith porrays Dr. Bennet Omalu, the forensic neuropathologist who discovered football-related brain trauma in a player and fought to bring awareness to the public.
- Dave McNary
Sony Pictures announced today that it has scheduled the Will Smith drama Concussion for a Christmas Day release. The film is opening at a prime time, not only because of the holiday movie season but also just as the NFL will be preparing for the playoffs. Concussion follows Dr. Bennet Omalu, the forensic neuropathologist who made the first discovery of football-related brain trauma in a pro player and fought to bring awareness to the public. In his search for the truth, Omalu, a total outsider to pro football, takes on the sports industry’s status quo. His studies on chronic traumatic encephalopathy (Cte), prompted the NFL to take brain-related injuries seriously. Cte was cited in the suicides of former NFL stars Junior Seau and Dave Duerson. Deadline announced Smith’s attachment to the film back in June.
- Anthony D'Alessandro
Sony’s NFL concussion drama has been titled “Concussion” and has been scheduled for Christmas Day, 2015, the studio announced Tuesday.
Peter Landesman wrote and directed the film which stars Will Smith, Alec Baldwin, Luke Wilson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Arliss Howard and Paul Reiser, with David Morse and Albert Brooks. The factual drama is based in part on the GQ article “Game Brain” by Jeanne Marie Laskas.
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The story follows the David-vs.-Goliath journey of Dr. Bennet Omalu, the forensic neuropathologist who made the first discovery of football-related brain »
- Linda Ge
The story, set in Stalinist Russia in 1952, centers on a senior member of the secret police framed by a colleague for treason and exiled to a remote outpost, where he unearths a series of 44 mysterious murders and vows to catch the elusive killer.
“I thought you might like to know — there’s been another,” Hardy’s character is told at one point.
- Dave McNary
Update 4:57 p.m. Pst: The new “Ghostbusters” will be released on July 22, 2016, Feig tweeted.
Original story: Sony Pictures’ all-female reboot of the iconic “Ghostbusters” franchise is coming into focus with four funny female leads.
Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy, along with “Saturday Night Live” cast members Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones, are in negotiations to join the film, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.
- Matt Donnelly
I've seen two films by director Daniel Espinosa — the Swedish thriller Snabba Cash, and his American studio debut Safe House — and I enjoyed them both. Child 44, his newest film, is an adaptation of the best-selling 2008 novel that stars Tom Hardy as a Soviet soldier trying to track down a child-murdering serial killer. Ridley Scott produced the film, which also stars Noomi Rapace, Gary Oldman, Joel Kinnaman, and Vincent Cassel. Thanks to iTunes for the trailer. The film arrives in theaters on April 17th.
A politically-charged serial killer thriller set in 1953 Soviet Russia, Child 44 chronicles the crisis of conscience for secret police agent Leo Demidov (Hardy), who loses status, power and home when he refuses to denounce his own wife, Raisa (Rapace), as a traitor. Exiled from Moscow to a grim provincial outpost, Leo and Raisa join forces with General Mikhail Nesterov (Oldman) to track down a serial killer who preys on young boys. »
- Ben Pearson
Don't be too disappointed that you won't see Tom Hardy in the DC Comics movie Suicide Squad. He has plenty of upcoming projects to get excited about, including the new crime thriller Child 44, which finds him on the hunt for an elusive killer. Summit Entertainment has released the first trailer for this taut drama, which is hitting theaters this April.
A politically-charged serial killer thriller set in 1953 Soviet Russia,Child 44 chronicles the crisis of conscience for secret police agent Leo Demidov (Tom Hardy), who loses status, power and home when he refuses to denounce his own wife, Raisa (Noomi Rapace), as a traitor. Exiled from Moscow to a grim provincial outpost, Leo and Raisa join forces with General Mikhail Nesterov (Gary Oldman) to track down a serial killer who preys on young boys. Their quest for justice threatens a system-wide cover-up enforced by Leo's psychopathic rival Vasili »
By Anjelica Oswald
The Imitation Game features Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing, a mathematician and computer science pioneer who, along with his fellow code-breakers, broke the Nazi Enigma code to help end World War II. Though Turing was hailed as a hero, he was eventually arrested and prosecuted for homosexuality, along with 49,000 other British men and women. Turing chose to be chemically castrated rather than face imprisonment, so he could continue his work, and it is believed that he committed suicide a few years later. Queen Elizabeth II posthumously pardoned Turing in 2013.
On Jan. 21, Stephen Fry led a discussion about the The Imitation Game following a screening of the film for BAFTA voters, discussed Queen Elizabeth’s pardon and suggested that the 49,000 persecuted men and women should be as well. Chad Griffin, the president of Human Rights Campaign, which is honoring The Imitation Game at its Human Rights Gala on Jan. »
- Anjelica Oswald
London — The Berlin Film Festival has revealed the names of the international jury, which is presided over by Darren Aronofsky, as previously announced. The international jury decides who receives the Golden Bear and Silver Bears of the Berlinale competition.
The other members of the jury will be “Mad Men” creator Matthew Weiner, “Rush” actor Daniel Bruhl, “Snowpiercer” director Bong Joon-ho, “Hannibal” producer Martha De Laurentiis, “The Milk of Sorrow” director Claudia Llosa, and “Amelie” actress Audrey Tautou.
Weiner is the creator, executive producer and writer of television series “Mad Men,” whose seventh and last season is running in the U.S. To date, he has received nine Emmys, two Baftas, three Golden Globes and numerous WGA awards. As a director, he has been nominated twice by the DGA for his work behind the camera. “Are You Here,” starring Owen Wilson and Amy Poehler, marks his feature film debut as a writer, »
- Leo Barraclough
It's been a game-changing month for Amazon Studios. The online superstore announced plans last week to start producing original movies—not just a few, either, but 12 titles a year, each with a respectable indie budget ranging from $5 million to $25 million. The move came on the heels of Amazon solidifying its reputation as a major force in the TV industry by convincing Woody Allen to make a TV series and picking up two Golden Globes for its transgender dramedy Transparent—including the first-ever win by a streaming company in the best series category. And at least one of Amazon’s new »
- James Hibberd
Warner Bros. is in the process of negotiating the acquisition of Dangerous Odds – an adaptation of the book Dangerous Odds: My Secret Life Inside An Illegal Billion Dollar Sports Betting Operation, by Marisa Lankester – which is set to be scripted by Andrea Berloff (World Trade Centre). The story is notable for being a female-led tale, with plenty of opportunity for drama, intrigue and diverse casting.
Dangerous Odds is Lankester’s memoir, focusing on the time she spent helping develop the world’s largest sports betting operation, before going on to establish the world’s first off-shore gambling organization in the Dominican Republic. The business ties to organized crime meant Lankester was repeatedly arrested, becoming embroiled in a corrupt and violent world where she was brutalized and imprisoned before finding happiness in a lifestyle change and relocation.
Margot Robbie is attached to star as Lankester, which immediately makes this one of »
- Sarah Myles
The Man in the High Castle, Season 1, Episode 1: “Pilot”
Directed by David Semel
Released January 15th, 2015 by Amazon
For fans of Philip K. Dick, The Man in the High Castle will have undoubtedly already been on their radar for quite some time. Dick’s fiction has been adapted into several acclaimed films, including Blade Runner, Minority Report and A Scanner Darkly. In this recent batch of Amazon pilots, Frank Spotnitz (The X-Files) adapts The Man in the High Castle with the vision of turning the source material into a full television series. Those unfamiliar with Dick’s written work need only know that his interest is in science-fiction and that the worlds he creates are generally immersive, vast, and intricately planned-out.
In that regard, The Man in the High Castle is a success. I’ve always thought »
- Sean Colletti
Though his documentary “Touching the Void” earned him a BAFTA, Kevin Macdonald has segued into narrative films like “The Last King of Scotland” — which won an Oscar for Forest Whitaker — and the new thriller “Black Sea,” starring Jude Law as a submarine commander.
What made you think of Jude Law as a rough-and-tumble Scottish submarine captain?
Jude has always been great when he’s done character roles. In this film, he really committed himself in a big way. He aged himself, he put on a lot of weight and he mastered this difficult Scottish accent.
For someone who didn’t intend to make fiction films, you have a way with actors.
Mostly I’m just in awe of them. I could never do what they do. When an actor gives a great performance, it’s the closest you can get to magic, because you don’t fully understand how they »
- Jenelle Riley
The upcoming Suicide Squad adaptation from Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment, has quickly become one of the most highly anticipated blockbusters of the next few years. Not only will David Ayer (Fury) helm the large scale project, but the film also boasts an all-star cast consisting of Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney and Jared Leto.
However, this past week has seen the production hit a minor speed bump with the unexpected departure of Tom Hardy. It was initially assumed that Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler) would replace the Dark Knight Rises star in the role of Rick Flag, however it has since been revealed that he declined the invitation. Now, two more potential candidates for the part of Flag have arisen, and they are certainly interesting choices!
- Ben Read
Marvel Studios and director Scott Derrickson are looking to start beefing up the cast for Doctor Strange, and it's being reported that Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave, Serenity) might join Benedict Cumberbatch and Daniel Bruhl in the highly anticipated film.
According to The Wrap, the actor is really close to solidifying the deal and is even turning down other movie roles so that his schedule is open for Doctor Strange. That's a pretty good sign that this is going to happen.
Marvel hasn't officially confirmed the casting yet, and there are no details on who he will be playing. There has been talk of the villain Baron Mordo appearing in the film, but according to the sites sources he will not be playing that character. Bruhl will most likely be taking on that role.
They speculate that Ejiofor will be playing the Ancient One, who serves as mentor to both Stephen Strange and Baron Mordo, »
- Joey Paur
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