17 items from 2015
Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter at the Academy Awards Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter on the Oscars' Red Carpet Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter sported matching hairdos upon their arrival at the 2011 Academy Awards ceremony held on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Tim Burton's global blockbuster Alice in Wonderland, in which Helena Bonham Carter is one of the featured players (as the Red Queen), won Oscars for Best Costume Design and Best Art Direction. Bonham Carter was a Best Supporting Actress nominee for Tom Hooper's The King's Speech (as another queen, Elizabeth). Helena Bonham Carter: Career boosted by Oscar nomination Helena Bonham Carter's film career began in earnest in James Ivory's 1986 Best Picture Oscar nominee A Room with a View, in which she romanced Julian Sands. She kept on working without creating too much of a stir – e.g., Lady Jane, »
- D. Zhea
Aussie actor Xavier Samuel appeared as The Twilight Saga's Riley Biers and has subsequently popped up in a small role in Fury. His next turn, as Monster in Bernard Rose’s new take on Frankenstein, is a lot more eye-catching - as this first reveal from the film hints. He was the creation of evil vamp Victoria in Twilight, now it’s the turn of a pair of scientists played by Carrie-Ann Moss and Danny Huston as Elizabeth and Victor Frankenstein respectively to modify Samuel into a potentially horrifying new creation. Except this Frankenstein is told from the Monster’s perspective and it’s with him that our sympathies will lie as his creators abandon him to a cruel and uncaring world. "This perfect creation-turned disfigured monster must come to grips with the horrific nature of humanity,” runs the synopsis.Samuel joins an illustrious line of actors to have played Frankenstein's Monster, »
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is one of those evergreen stories of creation, loss, and humanity, amongst numerous other weighty themes. In fact, there's rarely a year when at least one new re-telling of the story of Dr. Frankenstein and his monster is distributed either in theaters or VOD. Last year brought us the execrable I, Frankenstein, starring Aaron Eckhart as the suspiciously gorgeous monster and Bill Nighy as his Lucifer-esque nemesis; that's not even mentioning all the gargoyles involved in that movie. And this year, we'll see the release of Bernard Rose's Frankenstein, which updates the story to modern times and casts Xavier Samuel (Twilight, Fury) as a teenaged monster brought into the world by a pair of conflicted scientists, played by Carrie-Ann Moss and Danny Huston. The press release says that Frankenstein: is set in present day Los Angeles and told entirely from the perspective of the Monster. »
- Chris Cabin
Antoine Fuqua’s Olympus Has Fallen managed to emerge as the more capable of two practically-identical films released around the same time. Roland Emmerich, now heading into production on Independence Day 2, rocked up with his explosive jaunt into the same territory for White House Down. Was the deciding factor in which one would earn a sequel down to its leading men? Or was it simply a matter of brains over brawn? Whatever the reason, we’re now months away from a Gerard Butler-led sequel instead of a Channing Tatum one.
Oh, and Fuqua’s out too for the uniquely-titled London Has Fallen. In case the swapped out location didn’t alert you, this time the terrorist target has shifted from the Us to the UK capital. Behind the camera this time is Babak Najafi, who is directing most of the original film’s cast including Gerard Butler as »
- Gem Seddon
Millennium Films and Focus Features have released a new poster and banner for London Has Fallen, the upcoming sequel to Olympus Has Fallen, which shifts the action to the UK and reunites cast members Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart and Morgan Freeman. Check them out here…
The story begins in London, where the British Prime Minister has passed away under mysterious circumstances. His funeral is a must-attend event for leaders of the western world. However, what starts out as the most protected event on Earth turns into a deadly plot to kill the world’s most powerful leaders, devastate every known landmark in the British capital, and unleash a terrifying vision of the future. Only three people have any hope of stopping it: the President of the United States, his formidable Secret Service head (Gerard Butler), and an English Mi-6 agent who rightly trusts no one.
London Has Fallen opens on »
- Gary Collinson
Speaking about being offered the role in the boxing biopic Bleed for This, Teller joked: "When they offered me the part, I was like, 'I can't grow a moustache, I'm not in very good shape..' I literally said, 'Are you sure?'"
Fallon produced a before-and-after shirtless snap of Teller flexing his biceps in the gym... which Teller let slip that Fallon had asked for.
When teased about his facial hair, he laughed: "I take a long to grow some... Facial hair, man! Everyone has their strengths - I'm a great dancer, I have great hair, I don't have weird body hair.
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“Brian and Emile are remarkably dynamic actors and will make a formidable pair,” said Øvredal. “I feel so fortunate to be bringing this story to life with such brilliant performers.”
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It’s the first acting gig for Hirsch following his Jan. 25 arrest for allegedly choking a female executive at the Sundance Film Festival. Hirsch checked into a rehab facility following the incident and is due in court on March 15.
Im Global’s Octane genre division will fully finance “Jane Doe.” Producers are Fred Berger (“La La Land”) and Eric Garcia (“Matchstick Men”) under their Impostor Pictures banner with Rory Aitken and Ben Pugh at their 42 shingle.
Cox and Hirsch will play father and son coroners who receive a mysterious homicide victim with no apparent cause of death. »
- Dave McNary
We have your first look at Aaron Eckhart and Miles Teller in Ben Younger's third feature film Bleed For This. You do not get a really good look at Eckhart but a buff Teller is front and center in the image. For every popcorn flick that the young Mr. Teller takes part in (Fantastic 4 and Divergent) he finds a balance by taking up some really inspiring projects like Whiplash and he may be a part of another one in Bleed For This. The same could be said for Eckhart if you wish, who needs something like this so we do not remember movies like Battle Los Angeles and I, Frankenstein. Based on the incredible true story of one of boxing's most charismatic and exciting figures, Bleed For...
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Based on the incredible true story of one of boxing’s most charismatic and exciting figures, Bleed For This centers around Vinny Pazienza (Teller), who quickly shot to stardom when he dominated undefeated champion Gilbert Dele. A near-fatal automobile accident left him with the news that he would never walk again. After months of recovery and against doctors’ orders, Vinny returned to the gym under infamous trainer, Kevin Rooney (Eckhart), and made a triumphant return to the ring just over a year later.
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J.K. Simmons’ Terrence Fletcher may have pushed Miles Teller’s character close to breaking point in Whiplash both physically and emotionally, but in boxing drama Bleed For This, the up-and-coming actor is set to go through the wringer once more as the this first-look image attests.
Coming by way of The Hollywood Reporter, the still showcases the amount of weight that Teller shed in order to embody boxing legend Vinny Pazienza. Telling the true-life story of the maestro, Bleed For This will orbit around his journey in and out of the ring as his budding career is derailed by a car accident. Against doctor’s orders, our protagonist then undergoes a rigorous training regime under the watchful eye of Aaron Eckhart’s Kevin Rooney in order to make a triumphant return to a sport that is, for all intents and purposes, in his DNA.
- Michael Briers
Miles Teller, the star of the Oscar-nominated "Whiplash" and the upcoming "Fantastic Four" comic book film, dropped a significant amount of weight for the boxing movie "Bleed for This." And now, we have the first photo from the film. Check it out below. "Bleed for This" is based on the real-life story of boxing legend Vinny Pazienza, who rocketed to fame when he overwhelmed undefeated champion Gilbert Dale in 1991, but his career in the ring was cut short when a near-fatal car accident meant he might never walk again. Against doctor's orders, and with the help of infamous trainer, Kevin Rooney (Aaron Eckhart), he was able to make a triumphant return after months of training. The movie is directed by Ben Younger (Boiler Room) and is currently being shopped at the Berlin Film Festival. Photo: (click to enlarge) »
Director: Guy Ferland
Writer: Rebecca Dameron
Synopsis: Selina leads a new friend on a perilous journey through Gotham to evade the assassins on her trail. Meanwhile, following a misstep, Gordon is reassigned to duty at Arkham Asylum.
Gotham may not benefit from the presence of Grant Gustin’s Flash (or any other superhero for that matter), but that does not mean that the shows first season is not speeding by at a phenomenal rate. It was well over a year ago that we first received word of a potential Batman prequel series from Fox, in a partnership with Warner Bros that would allow the former network full access to the extensive library of DC characters associated with the caped crusader. »
- Ben Read
Five days into the new year and the movie awards season is in full swing. A chance to celebrate all of the cinematic gold bestowed upon us by filmmakers over the last 365 days, the majority of awards bodies veer towards the positive. The good, the great and the outstanding movie achievements. Of course, you can’t have yin without yang, and that customary glint of deviousness amidst the showers of compliments will soon be upon us, in the shape of the The Annual Golden Raspberry Awards.
Known informally as The Razzies, the achievements are dished out based on how bad the category nominees performed, and this year’s nominees have now been announced. Seth MacFarlane’s A Million Ways To Die In The West beat out its closest competitors for the esteemed honour of most nominations with a whopping eight altogether. Recent limelight comedy, The Interview, also snagged four nominations across three categories. »
- Gem Seddon
As the film business gears up to honor the best films of the year at the Academy Awards, the worst are getting recognized, too.
The shortlist for the Razzies, which names the worst films of the year, has been obtained by awards site Gold Derby, listing some of the biggest grossers of the year, like “Transformers: Age of Extinction,” and others that didn’t do so well. The shortlist isn’t a concrete list of the nominations — rather, it’s a preview of the contenders for the dubious honor.
Seth McFarlene’s “A Million Ways to Die” looks like it could be the frontrunner for the awards, popping up eight times. “Sex Tape,” which garnered mostly negative reviews, is listed six times. Seth Rogen and James Franco are both on the list for worst actor for “The Interview,” as well as worst onscreen duo.
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- Alex Stedman
As the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences gears up to announce the nominations for the 87th Academy Awards on January 15th, the shortlist for the 2015 Golden Raspberry Awards has leaked online, giving us a look at the stinkers from the past twelve months who will battle it out for the “honour” of winning a Razzie.
Here’s the shortlist for each category…
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- Gary Collinson
Most Hollywood studios have gotten smart about their film budgets, lowering them quite a bit over the past year. Which means we saw fewer box office bombs in 2014. Almost all of the big releases made at least a little bit of their money back, except maybe Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return. It only earned $18.6 million worldwide against it's $70 million budget. Winter's Tale and Vampire Academy were also big money losers over the past twelve months, but seeming disasters like Transcendence and I, Frankenstein actually managed to recoup their costs overseas. That doesn't mean these were good movies by any means. And some of the biggest blockbusters of the year shouldn't be considered masterpieces of cinema by any stretch of the imagination. In 2014, we couldn't really judge a movie by its earnings. But we could judge them by their critical and fan responses. Which is where Rotten Tomatoes comes in handy. »
17 items from 2015
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