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Listen: Exclusive Visual Soundtrack Preview Of Jóhann Jóhannsson's Score For 'Sicario'

28 August 2015 10:12 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

While Jóhann Jóhannsson leaped to his widest recognition yet for his Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe-winning score for last year's "The Theory Of Everything," those with a keener ear were already acutely aware of his immense talent. He provided the compositions for So Yong Kim's "For Ellen," as well as the terrifically moody sonic backdrop for Denis Villeneuve's "Prisoners." He has once again collaborated with the latter director on "Sicario," and today we have the exclusive visual preview of Jóhann Jóhannsson's score. Read More: Gunfire Is Unleashed In Latest Clip From Denis Villeneuve's 'Sicario' Starring Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin, and Benicio del Toro, "Sicario" follows an FBI agent who is invited to join an inter-agency task force. But when the group leaves their jurisdiction and crosses over into Juárez, the agent is given a wake up call about the reality of the war on. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Pattinson to Play E.T. Spaceman in Mystery Sci-Fier for Veteran Auteur Denis

26 August 2015 8:24 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Robert Pattinson: Actor to play E.T. astronaut. Robert Pattinson to star for Claire Denis If all goes as planned, Robert Pattinson will get to star in French screenwriter-director Claire Denis' recently announced – and as yet untitled – English-language sci-fier, penned by Denis and White Teeth author Zadie Smith and her novelist husband Nick Laird, from an original idea by Denis and writing partner Jean-Pol Fargeau. Among Claire Denis' credits are the interracial love story Chocolat (1988), the sociopolitical drama White Material (2009), and the generally well-regarded Billy Budd reboot Beau Travail (1999), winner of the César Award for Best Cinematography (Agnès Godard). Robert Pattinson, for his part, is best known for playing the veggie vampire in the wildly popular Twilight movies costarring Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner. Robert Pattinson, astronaut In Claire Denis' film, Robert Pattinson is slated to play an E.T. astronaut. But what happens to said astronaut? Does »

- Zac Gille

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New poster for Denis Villeneuve’s Sicario

26 August 2015 3:40 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following on from the arrival of a new clip, poster and banner a few days ago, Lionsgate has debuted another one-sheet for director Denis Villeneuve’s upcoming action thriller Sicario featuring Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin. Take a look here…

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In Mexico, Sicario means hitman. In the lawless border area stretching between the U.S. and Mexico, an idealistic FBI agent [Emily Blunt] is enlisted by an elite government task force official [Josh Brolin] to aid in the escalating war against drugs. Led by an enigmatic consultant with a questionable past [Benicio Del Toro], the team sets out on a clandestine journey forcing Kate to question everything that she believes in order to survive.

Sicario features a very impressive cast that also includes Benicio Del Toro (Guardians of the Galaxy), Josh Brolin (Inherent Vice), Jon Bernthal (The Walking Dead) and Victor Garber (The Flash). The film is »

- Gary Collinson

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Tiff rolls out the red carpet for Johnny Depp, Jessica Chastain, and more

25 August 2015 11:35 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Though last year’s two biggest stars, Robert Downey, Jr. and Benedict Cumberbatch, are nowhere to be found on the official, confirmed list of stars attending this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, you can’t say that Toronto will be left wanting in terms of star power.

Johnny DeppJoel Edgerton, and Kevin Bacon will be in town promoting their Boston-set crime flick, Black Mass, in co-star Cumberbatch’s absence. Also, though Iron Man won’t make it up north for the Festival, Marvel’s Kate Mara (Fantastic Four) and Sebastian Stan (Captain America) will be backing up Jessica ChastainMatt Damon, and Chiwetel Ejiofor on the red carpet for this year’s undisputed big ticket, The MartianJake Gyllenhaal will also be on-hand in support of Tiff's opening film, Demolition.

There is also a large contingent of Hollywood legends also heading to Toronto this year, including Michael Caine, »

- Sasha James

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Marvel's post-credit Easter eggs ranked from worst to best: Does Howard the Duck beat shawarma?

25 August 2015 10:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The post-credits scene for the year's biggest Marvel movie snuck online this week with Thanos' appearance at the end of Avengers: Age of Ultron landing on YouTube.

The latest in an increasingly long line of fan-rewarding teasers, its arrival heralds a new and very dangerous list: Marvel's post-credit stings from worst to best.

Join in the discussion in the comments box below and consider the spoiler alarm sounded for anyone not fully up to date with the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

17. The Incredible Hulk (2008)

Tony Stark confronts General Thunderbolt Ross

Tony Stark's hypercool presence is a welcome one - and it's neat that Ross's drink is Gamma green - but Marvel never followed up on this tag in future films and eventually had to make a special short to explain it. Incidentally, William Hurt will be back for Captain America: Civil War next year, where hopefully he won't punch any plot holes into the script. »

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New Sicario Clip Online

25 August 2015 8:01 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

There are few things, we'd suggest, liable to brighten up a Tuesday afternoon more than Emily Blunt crashing a van through someone's house and then shooting the place up. So with that in mind, here's a new clip from Denis Villeneuve's cartel crime thriller Sicario. You're welcome.Sicario – which means “hitman” in Mexico – is set on the lawless border between the United States and its southern neighbour, where some of the most violent battles of the drug war are fought. Dropped into this near literal trial by fire is idealistic FBI agent Kate Macer (Blunt), who has been recruited by shadowy elite government agent Matt (Josh Brolin). Heading across the border with an enigmatic “consultant” (Benicio Del Toro), Kate and her team start a journey that will have her questioning everything she knows about good and bad. She witnesses the many shades of grey that lie in between what »

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Pulse-Pounding Sicario Clip Has Emily Blunt Breach And Clear A Safe House

24 August 2015 12:50 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Among the many compliments hailed at Edge of Tomorrow, one of the most prominent was in regards to Emily Blunt’s turn in the sci-fi actioner as battle-worn veteran Sergeant Rita Rose Vrataski. It was a role that proved to be just as memorable as that of Tom Cruise’s, and the actress is dipping her toe in the genre once more – albeit for a film that swaps alien invasion for gruelling drug busts – with Denis Villeneuve’s anticipated thriller, Sicario.

Partnering with his regular cinematographer Roger Deakins once more after 2013’s excellent genre piece Prisoners, the director’s latest project is shaping up to be a slick, pulse-pounding drama, and today’s clip only drives that point home. Charting a drugs bust carried out by Benicio Del Toro’s enigmatic consultant, the footage sees Emily Blunt’s rookie FBI agent get thrust in at the deep end upon joining the elite task force, »

- Michael Briers

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Lionsgate releases new Sicario clip, poster and banner

24 August 2015 11:13 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Lionsgate has released a new clip from Denis Villeneuve’s Sicario, in which Emily Blunt’s Kate Macy dodges a bullet during a cartel raid, along with a new banner and poster for the film. Check them all out below…

The film, which is Villeneuve’s follow-up to Prisoners and Enemy, earned rave reviews from critics when it made its debut at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year, and was selected for the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival as well. 

In Mexico, Sicario means hitman. In the lawless border area stretching between the U.S. and Mexico, an idealistic FBI agent [Emily Blunt] is enlisted by an elite government task force official [Josh Brolin] to aid in the escalating war against drugs. Led by an enigmatic consultant with a questionable past [Benicio Del Toro], the team sets out on a clandestine journey forcing Kate to question everything that she believes in order to survive.

Sicario features a »

- Justin Cook

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Emily Blunt Is Kate Macer In New Sicario Clip

24 August 2015 11:13 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Watch Emily Blunt in this brand new clip from the upcoming cartel-thriller Sicario. (trailer)

From director Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners, Incendies) comes a searing emotional-thriller that descends into the intrigue, corruption and moral mayhem of the borderland drug wars.

When Arizona FBI agent and kidnap-response-team leader Kate Macer (Golden Globe winner Emily Blunt) uncovers a Mexican cartel’s house of death, her shocking find leads to profound consequences on both a personal and global level.

Kate is recruited to join a covert black-ops mission headed by a mysterious Colombian operative known only as Alejandro (Academy Award winner Benicio Del Toro, Best Supporting Actor, Traffic, 2000) along with special agent Matt Graver (Academy Award nominee Josh Brolin, Best Supporting Actor, Milk, 2008).

Even as Kate tries to convince herself she’s on a hunt for justice, she is thrust into the dark heart of a secret battleground that has swept up ruthless cartels, kill-crazy assassins, »

- Michelle McCue

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Watch: Emily Blunt Goes on a Violent Drug Raid in Nsfw 'Sicario' Clip

24 August 2015 11:09 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Cannes Review: Denis Villeneuve's 'Sicario' is Very Well-Made, But to What End? Guns are fired and blood is spilled in this intense new clip from Denis Villeneuve's "Sicario."  The thriller re-teams "Prisoners" director Villeneuve with cinematographer Roger Deakins and stars Emily Blunt as an FBI agent who is recuirited by a government task force official (Josh Brolin) to aid in the escalating war against drugs. Her time across the border puts her in contact with a questionable Mexican consultant (Benicio del Toro) and forces her to question everything she knows. While trailers for the film have hinted at a scene involving a violent drug raid, Lionsgate has now released a full clip from the film depicting the visceral confrontation. "Sicario" first premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and will stop at Tiff before opening nationwide September 18. Read More: Cannes: Denis Villeneuve on the 'Blade Runner' Sequel and. »

- Zack Sharf

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Emily Blunt makes a ghastly disocvery in this action-packed Sicario clip

24 August 2015 11:04 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

After rising through the ranks of her male-dominated profession, idealistic FBI agent Kate Macer (Emily Blunt) receives a top assignment. Recruited by mysterious government official Matt Graver (Josh Brolin), Kate joins a task force for the escalating war against drugs. Led by the intense and shadowy Alejandro (Benicio Del Toro), the team travels back-and-forth across the U.S.-Mexican border, using one... Read More »

- Sean Wist

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Watch: Gunfire Is Unleashed In Latest Clip From Denis Villeneuve's 'Sicario' Plus Lots Of New Images

24 August 2015 9:18 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

What is there left to say about "Sicario" except that for those of us who didn't get to see it Cannes, we can't wait to finally check out the movie when it opens next month. Denis Villenuve has proven himself to be one of the best directors in the game at the moment, shifting styles and genres with ease and originality. We can't wait to see what he does within the confines of the border/drug drama. Read More: Watch: 8-Minute Video Tribute To The Films Of Denis Villeneuve Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro all star in the film about an a woman who joins an elite government task force that tackles the war on drugs head-on. As you'll see in this clip it's not a job for the faint-hearted, as Blunt participates in a cartel raid that rings out with shots fired and blood spattered. "Sicario" opens on September 18th. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Sarajevo Film Festival attendance “up 10%”

23 August 2015 4:46 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Festival director Mirsad Purivatra says “quality over quantity” in the programme has led to a boost in figures.

The Sarajevo Film Festival (Aug 14-22) generated 10% more box office than last year’s 20th anniversary edition, according to preliminary figures revealed to ScreenDaily by festival director Mirsad Purivatra.

“We still have some calculations to make but the results are really positive and we estimate our box office is up by 10%,” said Purivatra, one of the founders who created the festival near the end of the Bosnian War in 1995 while the city was still under siege.

The festival has grown from an attendance of 15,000 back then to more than 100,000 cinemagoers and film professionals.

This year’s 21st edition wrapped on Saturday night (Aug 22) with Deniz Gamze Ergüven’s Mustang winning Best Feature Film and Dagur Kári’s Virgin Mountain screened as the closing feature.

During screenings at venues across the city that included an impressive 3,000 capacity open air theatre »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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'Star Wars 8' Wants a Strong Female Lead?

22 August 2015 10:33 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

With demand for stronger female roles at an all-time high and Kathleen Kennedy driving the ship as an executive producer, you can expect that we'll see more women emerging amongst the stars in that galaxy far, far away. LucasFilm and director Rian Johnson are rumored to be seeking a strong female lead for the next sequel Star Wars: Episode VIII. This comes after Star Wars: The Force Awakens upped the female ante quite a bit. It features three main female characters that include Daisy Ridley as Rey, Lupita Nyong'o as Maz Kanata (a mo-cap/CGI creation) and Gwendoline Christie as Captain Phasma (who wears a chrome stormtrooper getup for the majority of the film). Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has Felicity Jones as its central character (though she is surrounded by an otherwise all-male cast).

When the Star Wars: The Force Awakens cast was announced, it came »

- MovieWeb

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Myth and fact mix in summer of Escobar as narco king’s life hits the screen

22 August 2015 6:48 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Benicio del Toro to star as Colombian drugs kingpin Pablo Escobar in new film Paradise Lost while Netflix launches Narcos

It is almost 22 years since Pablo Escobar, the Colombian drugs kingpin, was shot dead on a barrio rooftop in Medellín, but his story has never been more popular. At the end of this month the eagerly awaited Narcos, a new 10-part TV series following Escobar’s rise and fall, will arrive on Netflix.

Paradise Lost, a film starring Benicio del Toro as the paunchy drugs baron, recently opened in the UK and two biopics are in the works, one tentatively entitled El Patrón and slated for release in 2017, starring John Leguizamo; the other from Spanish director Fernando León de Aranoa and starring Javier Bardem and Penélope Cruz.

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- Sarah Hughes

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Film Review: 'Escobar: Paradise Lost'

21 August 2015 7:05 AM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★★☆☆ Pablo Emilio Escobar Gaviria was the Colombian drug lord par excellence. Ruling his own fiefdom of Medellín, he first made his money stealing gravestones and ended up, through kidnapping, murder and cocaine to be one of the wealthiest criminals in history, worth an estimated $30 billion at the height of his power in the early nineties. Italian actor Andrea Di Stefano has ambitiously taken on the subject for his debut movie as a director Escobar: Paradise Lost (2014) and the result is an entertaining and suitably gruesome gangster thriller which nevertheless feels like a missed opportunity. Benicio del Toro is suitably weighty and fascinating in the lead role.


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Benicio del Toro: five best moments

21 August 2015 6:20 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The finest scenes from the Oscar-winning actor who takes on the role of the infamous drug lord in Escobar: Paradise Lost

Don’t call it a comeback but Benicio del Toro is about to have a bit of a moment. His time in the Hollywood wilderness (The Wolfman, anyone?) came to an end with a key role in Guardians of the Galaxy and he’s an early contender for another best supporting actor Oscar after a blistering turn in this autumn’s hard-edged thriller Sicario.

He’s also got roles in the can for Terrence Malick and Harmony Korine, as well as a potential slot as the key villain in Star Wars: Episode VIII. While his turn in this week’s overcooked drama Escobar: Paradise Lost might not go down as one of his finest moments, here’s what we would pick instead …

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- Benjamin Lee

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Benicio Del Toro accepts Sarajevo honour

21 August 2015 2:11 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Honorary Heart of Sarajevo Award for actor who attended the festival with new film A Perfect Day.

Oscar-winning actor Benicio Del Toro has accepted the Honorary Heart of Sarajevo Award at the Sarajevo Film Festival (Aug 14-22) , where he presented his latest film A Perfect Day.

In director Fernando Leon de Aranoa’s drama, which premiered in Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight strand, Del Toro plays a veteran field aid worker trying to resolve a crisis in an armed conflict zone.

The film screened last night (Aug 20) as part of Sarajevo’s Open Air Program, in front of an audience of around 3,000.

Previous recipients of the prize include Gael Garcia Bernal, Mike Leigh, Bela Tarr and Angelina Jolie Pitt.

Del Toro will take part in a masterclass at the festival today for the participants of the Talents Sarajevo initiative, a platform for emerging film professionals. »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Escobar: Paradise Lost review – Colombian drug lord fictionalised

20 August 2015 1:15 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Benicio del Toro has fun playing the world’s deadliest slob, but there’s too much fabrication in this not-quite biopic

An odd one, this: a not-quite biopic that approaches Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar from an entirely fictional perspective. Arriving at Escobar’s compound after wooing his niece, gringo surfer Nick (Josh Hutcherson) is presumably meant to stand for all those patsies who enabled the tyrant’s behaviour, yet Hutcherson – blandly conflicted, woodenly agonised – is just too blank for the screen time he sucks up. The final hour, defaulting to conventional escape-thriller mode, remains halfway watchable: Benicio del Toro, getting blood and cheeseballs in a ferociously unkempt beard, has fun playing Escobar as the world’s deadliest slob. Still, there’s too much fabrication evident for it to resemble anything like truth.

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- Mike McCahill

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New trailer for Netflix’s upcoming ‘Narcos’ brings the violence along with the money

19 August 2015 12:00 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Following a critically acclaimed turn in Season four of HBO’s Game of Thrones, actor Pedro Pascal is set to return to television in a major role once again, this time on Netflix’s Pablo Escobar drama Narcos.

The show, Netflix’s newest original series, has now released a second trailer. Narcos will have its first season written entirely by Hannibal scribe Chris Brancato, with Elite Squad and RoboCop director José Padilha helming every episode. Wagner Moura steps into the role of Pablo Escobar, and Moura and Pascal are joined onscreen by Boyd Holbrook, Ana de la Reguera, and Manolo Cardona.

The series itself will trace the rise of Pablo Escobar and the Medellin cartel, as well as the DEA Agents who went after them. Escobar and the cartel made their money by smuggling cocaine from Colombia to the Us in the 80s, with the DEA intent on either arresting or killing him. »

- Deepayan Sengupta

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