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News Bits: Blackhat, Gambler, Venice, Kidnap

7 September 2014 2:18 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

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New photos of Chris Hemsworth in both Michael Mann's action thriller Blackhat and Ron Howard's period ocean survival drama In the Heart of the Sea. There's also Kristen Wiig in Nasty Baby, Justin Long in Kevin Smith's Tusk, and Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike in Gone Girl.

The Gambler

Paramount Pictures has announced a December 19th Oscar-qualifying limited opening ahead of a New Year's Day wide release for the Mark Wahlberg-led, Rupert Wyatt-directed remake of the 1974 James Caan film "The Gambler".

Wahlberg plays a college professor sees his gambling addiction spiral out of control. James Toback based the script on his own experiences while teaching in New York City. Jessica Lange, Michael K. Williams and Brie Larson also star. [Source: Variety]

2014 Venice

Roy Andersson's metaphysical trilogy capper "A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence" has won the prestigious Venice Film Festival's Golden Lion award. »

- Garth Franklin

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Mark Wahlberg Vehicle 'The Gambler' Enters Oscar Race, 'Terminator' 6 & 7 Set For 2017 & 2018

6 September 2014 5:30 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

We hate to say it, but with certain Hollywood gossip mongers otherwise indisposed at the moment... toldja? A few days ago, we were discussing potential dark horses for the Oscar race, and one of the films we particularly highlighted was "The Gambler," Rupert Wyatt's remake of James Toback's 1974 James Caan vehicle about a college professor with the titular addiction. Penned by Academy Award-winning "The Departed" scribe William Monahan, it now stars Mark Wahlberg, Brie Larson, Jessica Lange and John Goodman. The film was, heretofore, absent from the festival circuit and without a release date, but Paramount has just made their intentions known, announcing via Variety that the film will compete in the awards season this year, opening in limited release on December 19th, before expanding wider on New Year's Day, a similar pattern to the one that Wahlberg's "Lone Survivor" took last year. That film didn't ultimately do »

- Oliver Lyttelton

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Paramount doubles down on Mark Wahlberg's 'The Gambler' for 2014 limited release

5 September 2014 9:03 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

I guess it was news that "The Gambler" was getting a limited release in December to qualify for awards. This has been in the cards for a while now. Maybe it was all about settling on a date (or even some soul-searching at Paramount, which will be releasing a bunch of movies over a six-month stretch). The date: Dec. 16. The film is a remake of the 1974 James Caan drama with Mark Wahlberg in the lead. Wahlberg is pretty important to the studio as of late, anchoring the billion-dollar blockbuster "Transformers: Age of Extinction" and whatnot. He dropped a significant amount of weight for the role and could certainly become part of an already over-stuffed Best Actor converstion. But the way I hear it, John Goodman is someone to at least pay attention to in supporting, too. So take all that for what it's worth in early September. The film was »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Nightcrawler Review [Tiff 2014]

5 September 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Everything’s up for negotiation in Nightcrawler, and there’s no one better at it than Louis Bloom. Gangly, shallow-eyed, and sporting hair two inches too long to warrant slicking back, Lou has the look of an It worker, but the aspirations of a Fortune 500 CEO. He’s an ambitious detritivore that scurries through the cracks of L.A., collecting anything of value that’s not nailed down. Whether it’s chain-link fences, bikes, or a manhole cover, he’ll broker a sale with larger creatures of the night like he’s trading stocks instead of scrap metal. Lou’s the roach that always gets away before you’ve got a shoe in hand – he’s creepy, but you’ve got to admire the work ethic.

There’s also plenty to admire about Nightcrawler itself, a nervy little ride from writer and first-time director Dan Gilroy. It’s a particularly timely release, »

- Sam Woolf

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Mark Wahlberg’s ‘The Gambler’ Set for Awards-Season Run with December Release

5 September 2014 6:30 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paramount Pictures has set Mark Wahlberg’s “The Gambler” for an Oscar-qualifying run with a Dec. 19 limited opening and a Jan. 1 expansion.

The Gambler,” also starring Jessica Lange, Michael K. Williams and Brie Larson, is directed by Rupert Wyatt from a William Monahan script.

The Gambler” is a remake of the 1974 James Caan film, written by James Toback, in which a college professor sees his gambling addiction spiral out of control. Toback based the script on his own experiences while teaching in New York City.

Paramount launched development of the project in 2011 with original producers Irwin Winkler and Robert Chartoff. Stephen Levinson and David Winkler are also producing the remake.

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- Dave McNary

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Studio Ghibli's The Tale Of Princess Kaguya: English trailer

20 August 2014 7:48 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The first English trailer for Studio Ghibli's latest feature, The Tale Of Princess Kaguya has arrived. Feast your eyes within...

The future of Japan's premier animation house Studio Ghibli seems to be uncertain of late, at least if recent rumours are anything to go by. But there are still a couple of films for us to look out for in the west: last month saw the Japanese release of When Marnie Was There - Hiromasa Yonebayashi's supernatural drama - a feature which probably won't reach us until next year.

Before that, there's The Tale Of Princess Kaguya. Directed by Isao Takahata (Grave Of The Fireflies, Pom Poko), it's an adaptation of an ancient Japanese folk tale, rendered in a shimmering style akin to a living watercolour. Originally intended to be released as a double-bill with Hayao Miyazaki's swansong, The Wind Rises - just as Grave Of The Fireflies »

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Studio Ghibli's The Tale of Princess Kaguya gets English trailer

19 August 2014 5:17 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Studio Ghibli has released a Us teaser trailer for The Tale of Princess Kaguya.

The striking animated film is the latest project from Grave of the Fireflies and Pom Poko director Isao Takahata.

The English-language dub of the film features the voices of Chloë Grace Moretz, James Caan, Mary Steenburgen, Darren Criss, Lucy Liu, Beau Bridges and James Marsden.

It is based on the Japanese folk story The Tale Of The Bamboo Cutter.

It tells the story of a girl found inside a stalk of bamboo, who is taken in by an old bamboo cutter and his wife.

As she grows, Kaguya-hime is forced to decide between five suitors and to learn the truth about her origins.

The Tale Of Princess Kaguya will arrive in Us cinemas on October 17. A UK release date is yet to be announced. »

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English-language trailer for Studio Ghibli’s The Tale of Princess Kaguya

18 August 2014 11:15 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its U.S. release in October, distributors Gkids has released an English-language trailer for The Tale of Princess Kaguya, the latest film from Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata, and his first for fourteen years. Check it out below after the official synopsis…

Legendary Studio Ghibli cofounder Isao Takahata (Grave of the Fireflies, Pom Poko) revisits Japan’s most famous folktale in this gorgeous, hand-drawn masterwork, decades in the making. Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter (James Caan) and his wife (Mary Steenburgen), a tiny girl grows rapidly into an exquisite young lady (Chloë Grace Moretz). The mysterious young princess enthralls all who encounter her – but ultimately she must confront her fate, the punishment for her crime.

From the studio that brought you Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, and The Wind Rises comes a powerful and sweeping epic that redefines the limits of »

- Gary Collinson

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U.S. Trailer for Studio Ghibli's The Tale Of Princess Kaguya

18 August 2014 3:00 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Studio Ghibli has released the first U.S. trailer for their upcoming new animated feature The Tale of Princess Kaguya. This animation style looks very different and unique from anything that we've seen from the studio before, and it's absolutely stunning! Just watch the trailer and experience it for yourself.

Legendary Studio Ghibli cofounder Isao Takahata (Grave of the Fireflies, Pom Poko) revisits Japan’s most famous folktale in this gorgeous, hand-drawn masterwork, decades in the making. Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter (James Caan) and his wife (Mary Steenburgen), a tiny girl grows rapidly into an exquisite young lady (Chloë Grace Moretz). The mysterious young princess enthralls all who encounter her – but ultimately she must confront her fate, the punishment for her crime.

From the studio that brought you Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, and The Wind Rises comes a powerful and sweeping »

- Joey Paur

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Watch the teaser for Studio Ghibli film ‘The Princess of Kaguya’

18 August 2014 11:58 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

We recently reported that Studio Ghibli may be very close to shutting its doors, but they may yet be closing on a brilliant high note. Coming to America October 17 is The Tale of Princess Kaguya, the latest film by Ghibli’s other resident master, Isao Takahata (Grave of the Fireflies, Pom Poko). The film is the story of a tiny princess found in a bamboo stalk, and already the film looks remarkably distinctive in a scrappy, rough, hand-drawn animated style that looks unique even for Ghibli. While the film was already released in Japan last year, GKids will release the American version starring James Caan, Mary Steenburgen and Chloe Moretz. Watch the dialogue free American teaser trailer via Slashfilm below:

The post Watch the teaser for Studio Ghibli film ‘The Princess of Kaguya’ appeared first on Sound On Sight. »

- Brian Welk

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Trailer for Studio Ghibli's 'The Tale of the Princess Kaguya'

18 August 2014 11:50 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

The domestic trailer for Studio Ghibli's newest film The Tale of the Princess Kaguya has been released as GKids will be handling U.S. distribution with an October 17 release date already set. Directed by Isao Takahata (Grave of the Fireflies) the English-language version features the voice work of Chloe Moretz, James Caan, Mary Steenburgen, Darren Criss, Lucy Liu, Beau Bridges, James Marsden, Oliver Platt and Dean Cain. Just below is the trailer (via Slashfilm) along with the official synopsis. sb id="977183" height="360" width="640" Legendary Studio Ghibli cofounder Isao Takahata (Grave of the Fireflies, Pom Poko) revisits Japan's most famous folktale in this gorgeous, hand-drawn masterwork, decades in the making. Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter (James Caan) and his wife (Mary Steenburgen), a tiny girl grows rapidly into an exquisite young lady (Chloe Grace Moretz). The mysterious young princess enthralls all who encounter »

- Brad Brevet

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Watch: U.S. Trailer For Studio Ghibli's 'The Tale of Princess Kaguya' Makes A Run For It

18 August 2014 11:21 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Now that the momentary panic regarding the rumored shuttering of Studio Ghibli has been averted, we can get back to the task at hand of focusing on their movies. The studio's latest to cross the ocean is "The Tale of Princess Kaguya," and a beautiful U.S. trailer for the film has debuted. Directed by Isao Takahata, the American version of the movie features the voices of Chloë Grace Moretz, James Caan, Mary Steenburgen, Darren Criss, Lucy Liu, Beau Bridges and James Marsden, with the picture based on the classic Japanese folk story, "The Tale Of The Bamboo Cutter." Here's the official synopsis: Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo, a tiny girl grows into an exquisite young lady, raised by an old bamboo cutter and his wife. From the countryside to the grand capital city, even unseen she enthralls all who encounter her, including five noble suitors.  Ultimately she must face her fate, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Elegant First Us Teaser Trailer for Ghibli's 'Tale of Princess Kaguya'

18 August 2014 10:54 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"As beautiful and imaginative as anything Ghibli has yet created!" Our friends at SlashFilm have unveiled a brand new 60-second teaser trailer for Studio Ghibli's The Tale of Princess Kaguya', from director Isao Takahata, which was originally released in Japan late 2013. The film is adapted from a 10th century Japanese folktale and is animated in the style of Chōjū-jinbutsu-giga scrolls - essentially it's unlike anything you've seen before, and this teaser plays up how gorgeous that animation looks. The trailer is for the dubbed Us version with an English voice cast lead by Chloë Grace Moretz, James Caan, Mary Steenburgen, Darren Criss, Lucy Liu, Beau Bridges and James Marsden. This is a short, simple but stunning teaser - check it out. Here's the first Us teaser for Studio Ghibli's The Tale of Princess Kaguya', debuted by SlashFilm: Studio Ghibli's The Tale of Princess Kaguya, or Kaguyahime no monogatari in Japanese, »

- Alex Billington

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Movie Review – Blood Ties (2013)

17 August 2014 8:33 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Blood Ties, 2013.

Directed by Guillaume Canet.

Starring Clive Own, Marion Cotillard, Billy Crudup, Mila Kunis, Zoe Saldana, Matthias Schoenaerts, James Caan, Noah Emmerich and Lili Taylor.

Synopsis:

Chris (Clive Owen) has just been released from prison on good behaviour, several years after he was involved in a gangland murder. Waiting for him reluctantly outside is his younger brother, Frank (Billy Crudup), a cop with a bright future. Hoping that Chris has changed, Frank is willing to give his brother a chance – he shares his home, finds him a job and helps him reconnect with his children and ex-wife. But Chris’ past quickly begins to catch up with him and his descent back into a life of crime becomes inevitable.

When you read a synopsis like the one for Blood Ties, you can’t help but think that it’s a fairly generic and familiar story. Thankfully it’s nowhere near »

- Gary Collinson

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The HeyUGuys Interview: Guillaume Canet on Blood Ties and why he has turned down Hollywood

15 August 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Having made films in the English language as an actor, Guillaume Canet is yet to make a film in the States as a director, but now remakes a film he once starred in, to bring us Blood Ties. We had the great pleasure in speaking to Canet, who discussed why he chose this particular story, why he has turned down big Hollywood scripts in the past years, and what it was like directing his partner, Marion Cotillard.

Blood Ties is of course a remake of Les Liens du Sang, which you starred in. When working on that film, were you already planning your own version in your mind?

No, to be honest, it was the first time in my life I was reading a script as an actor and that I had this weird feeling when I was reading it, I really wanted to direct it. Which was weird for me. »

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Blood Ties Review

14 August 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Considering the acclaim that French director Guillaume Canet has rightly received for his previous endeavours, Tell No One and Little White Lies, it became increasingly likely that he would make the move across the Atlantic, and test his abilities in the States – a move he has now made with his first English production, Blood Ties. However here is a film overwhelmed by its influences, feeling more like a homage to the work of Sidney Lumet and John Cassavetes, rather than find its own, unique voice.

Blood Ties is a remake of the 2008 production Les Liens Du Sang – which Canet himself took s starring role in – and the director has since moved this story to New York in the 1970s, where we meet cop Frank (Billy Crudup), who unwittingly puts up his brother Chris (Clive Owen) following the latter’s release from a lengthy jail sentence. The pair have a distinct conflict of interests, »

- Stefan Pape

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R.I.P. Lauren Bacall; Iconic Actress Dead at 89

12 August 2014 6:06 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

A second iconic actor passing away in as many days, screen legend Lauren Bacall passed away at her home in Manhattan today at the age of 89.  She starred in dozens of landmark films including To Have and Have Not, The Big Sleep, Key Largo and Murder on the Orient Express.  More recent films included a brief appearance as James Caan's publisher in Misery and a role in Lars Von Trier's Manderlay.  She married Humphrey Bogart even though he was 25 years her senior and they remained wed until his death in 1957.  The Bogart estate tweeted the following statement, "with deep sorrow, yet with great gratitude for her amazing life, we confirm the passing of Lauren Bacall." While Bacall's work had slowed and her passing is perhaps less surprising than that of Robin Williams yesterday, she (and women like her) will be equally missed in our cinemas. Head below for »

- Evan Dickson

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Celebs react to Lauren Bacall's death

12 August 2014 5:36 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

News broke of Lauren Bacall’s death Tuesday. The classic Hollywood star, known for roles in The Big Sleep and To Have and Have Not, was 89 years old. Friend and colleagues provided the following statements to EW about the Golden Age’s leading lady.

James Caan

She was a great, uplifting lady who was full of talent and fun. I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with her. I will miss her dearly.

Seth MacFarlane

Lauren Bacall’s life is a life to be celebrated. I am told her last performance was on Family Guy. For that »

- EW staff

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Toronto Film Festival’s Canadian Slate Features Xavier Dolan, Denys Arcand

6 August 2014 11:45 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Toronto Film Festival unveiled its diverse Canadian slate today, adding 37 features across various programs, including Xavier Dolan’s 2014 Cannes jury prize-winning “Mommy” (Roadside Attractions) and Denys Arcand’s “An Eye for Beauty” in Special Presentations.

Dolan also stars as a mind-game-playing psychiatric patient in veteran TV helmer Charles Binane’s return to the bigscreen, “The Elephant Song,” which world preems in Special Presentations, as does Ruba Nadda’s “October Gale,” starring Patricia Clarkson as a grieving widow who saves a mysterious man (Scott Speedman) from a gunshot wound, and Jacob Tierney’s expectant-mom comedy “Preggoland,” starring Sonja Bennett and James Caan.

Besides “Mommy,” the festival will screen other pics from acclaimed Quebec directors: As previously announced, Jean-Marc Vallee’s likely Telluride-bound “Wild” and Philippe Falardeau’s world-preeming “The Good Lie,” both starring Reese Witherspoon, will be in the mix. Other selections from the province’s talent pool include Maxime Giroux »

- Jennie Punter

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Blu-ray Release: The Killer Elite (1975)

5 August 2014 11:18 AM, PDT | Disc Dish | See recent Disc Dish news »

Blu-ray Release Date: Sept. 9, 2014

Price: Blu-ray $29.95

Studio: Twilight Time

James Caan goes to the gun in The Killer Elite.

James Caan (Rollerball) and Robert Duvall (Get Low) star in 1975’s action-filled Sam Peckinpah (Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia)  thriller The Killer Elite, making it’s Blu-ray debut from Twilight Time.

Mike Locken (Caan) and George Hansen (Duvall) are best friends and private contractors for a private intelligence agency which handles covert assignments for the CIA, such as the successful of an East European politico. But then Hansen is bought out by an unknown rival group, leading to his assassination of the defector and the critically wounding of Locken in the knee and elbow. After a long period of rehabilitation, Locken gets back in the game, with career advancement and revenge in his thoughts!

Also included in the package is Noon Wine, the Peckinpah-directed 1966 TV adaptation of Katherine Anne Porter »

- Laurence

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