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“The Last Photograph” has been in development since 2007 in the wake of Snyder’s breakout success with directing “300” from Kurt Johnstad’s script with Gianni Nunnari’s Hollywood Gang producing. That team began work on “The Last Photograph,” based on an original idea by Snyder about a photograph that becomes the catalyst for a journey through war-torn Afghanistan for two men — a war correspondent who is the only one to survive an attack and a special ops soldier in search of a family member.
At that point, Nunnari was on board to produce with Snyder and his Cruel and Unusual Films partner Deborah Snyder. Christian Bale and Sean Penn were attached to star in 2011, but Snyder wound up directing three superhero films for Warner Bros. instead with 2013’s “Man of Steel, »
- Dave McNary
Jessica Chastain is a two-time Academy Award nominee who has emerged as one of Hollywood’s most sought-after actresses of her generation. She has received numerous nominations and accolades for her work from the La Film Critics, British Academy of Film and TV, Broadcast Film Critics, HFPA, National Board of Review, Screen Actors Guild, Film Independent and the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, to name a few.
The actresses’ latest film, Miss Sloane, opens in cinemas on December 9, 2016.
In the high-stakes world of political power-brokers, Elizabeth Sloane (Jessica Chastain) is the most sought-after and formidable lobbyist in D.C. Known equally for her cunning and her track record of success, she has always done whatever is required to win. But when she takes on the most powerful opponent of her career, she finds that winning may come at too high a price.
Chastain can soon be »
- Movie Geeks
A serviceable comeback story with a committed performance by Miles Teller
Although it’s debatable whether we need another boxing movie, or whether there is anything new that can be added to an overcrowded genre, this serviceable true-life comeback story has a couple of things in its favour. Following Whiplash, Miles Teller continues his run of physically committed, brutally demanding performances. He is just as effective here in conveying the mindset of a man who pushes his body to the brink. The blue-collar Rhode Island milieu is nicely realised – Younger has fun with the jostling male egos by cramming boxing professionals into a child’s bedroom for a crucial meeting. And the dynamic between Teller’s character, Vinnie Paz, and his father (Ciarán Hinds) and trainer (Aaron Eckhart), a de facto father figure, offers up some meaty drama. Still, ultimately it feels a little like Seabiscuit with gloves instead of hooves. »
- Wendy Ide
Ryan Lambie Dec 2, 2016
Ask director Ben Younger about his new film, Bleed For This, and he glows with enthusiasm: eyes flashing behind his large glasses, he'll talk eagerly about the energy among the cast and the stress of shooting a period boxing drama on such a tight budget. Ask him about his first movie, the 2000 crime drama Boiler Room, and the words flow less easily. There's a hint of regret in his voice, a pause or two as he thinks about exactly the right response: not because the movie wasn't any good - far from it, in fact - but because, he suggests, its success came a little too early and easily.
Ryan Lambie Nov 29, 2016
With all the training, mental preparation and frustrating lack of cake and beer, starring in any boxing movie must surely be a tough undertaking. But spare a thought for the stars of Bleed For This, the sports drama based on the true story of Vinny 'Paz' Pazienza and his remarkable comeback: shot on a budget of just over $6m, it was shot at lightning speed, with its fight scenes shot in gruelling 15-hour days in order to remain on schedule.
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That compressed timescale, I'd argue, gives the film a real energy, »
Recently, the DC All Access team teased the arrival a new Justice League trailer. They may have just been messing with us, but many fans are still hoping the first real-deal trailer for Zack Snyder's follow up to Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice will be coming soon. If it does, we may have some information about what fans can expect to see in it.
This potential information about the upcoming Justice League trailer comes from a post by an anonymous user on 4Chan. That being the case, we can't possibly lend a ton of credibility to it, but none of what is being said sounds overly outlandish and much of it would seem to make sense. Here is what the anonymous poster had to say.
In boxing movies, it’s usually the lead actor who undergoes the most dramatic physical transformation, whether it’s Robert De Niro alternately pumping iron or gorging on pasta to play Jake La Motta in Raging Bull, or Jake Gyllenhaal bulking up to play a bereaved fighter in Southpaw.
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In Bleed For This, directed by Ben Younger (Boiler Room, Prime), Miles Teller provides a sinewy performance as real-life boxer Vinny 'Paz' Pazienza, but the most startling turn in the movie comes from Aaron Eckhart, who plays his hard-drinking trainer, »
Ryan Lambie Nov 30, 2016
Bleed For This is a tale of two comebacks. The movie itself tells the true story of Vinny Paz, a boxer who suffered terrible injuries in a car accident, but through sheer grit and determination, defied his doctors' advice and made a spectacular return to form. Behind the scenes, Bleed For This also marks the return of Ben Younger after more than a decade away from the film industry.
Younger's career took off at the start of the millennium with Boiler Room, a hit drama about white-collar crime starring Ben Affleck and Vin Diesel. A long and lucrative Hollywood career appeared to beckon, »
Zack Snyder has released a series of behind-the-scenes snaps from next year’s Justice League movie via the mobile app Vero, which feature a shot of Jason Momoa’s Aquaman, along with a couple of images of Bruce Wayne’s house from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and the film’s Icelandic location. There’s also a little doodle which the director has drawn featuring the iconic DC superheroes; check them out here via Batman-News…
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Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, »
- Gary Collinson
"The moment you set foot in that country, you step into high danger." Paramount has finally unveiled the first official trailer for Martin Scorsese's new film, titled Silence, adapted from Shûsaku Endô's novel of the same name. The story follows two Jesuit priests, played by Adam Driver and Andrew Garfield, who travel to Japan in the 17th century only to discover that the Japanese have outlawed Christianity. Liam Neeson and Ciarán Hinds also play two other priests, with a Japanese cast including Tadanobu Asano, Shin'ya Tsukamoto, Yôsuke Kubozuka, Issei Ogata and Yoshi Oida. Word is this is one of Scorsese's longest films, but it looks like it's going to be entrancing and harrowing to watch. As expected, this trailer is full of some fantastic footage from Scorsese, and the intense score only adds to it. Can't wait to see this film. Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Martin Scorsese's Silence, »
- Alex Billington
Cinephiles around the globe have been eagerly anticipating the first trailer for Martin Scorsese’s much-talked-about passion project Silence for months (or even years), and now, much to their delight, it has finally arrived. Check out the powerful trailer here…
Many worried that Silence, despite being slated for a late 2016 limited release in the Us, wouldn’t even come out this year, mostly because the lack of a poster and trailer as the film’s release date inched closer suggested that the film wasn’t ready yet. Not to mention, rumours seemed to indicate that in post-production it took Scorsese and his editing team quite a while to settle on the reported runtime of 159 minutes. However, images from the project slowly began to be released, followed by a poster yesterday and, of course, the trailer today.
Scorsese has maintained interest in adapting Shūsaku Endō’s novel of the same name »
- Justin Cook
Ahead of a release in cinemas Stateside in December and the UK in January is Martin Scorsese‘s long awaited Silence. Andrew Garfield heads up the impressive cast of the film, for which we’ve just been treated to a new poster and some fantastic new stills.
The story revolves around two 17th-century Portuguese missionaries who return to Japan to minister to Christians who’ve been outlawed.
Check out the new poster and images below.
- Paul Heath
With the trailer set to arrive tomorrow, Martin Scorsese’s next film Silence has received a first poster along with three new images from the upcoming film, which is based on Shusaku Endo’s 1966 novel of the same name about two young Portuguese Jesuit Priests in 17th Century Japan facing violence and persecution as they attempt to find their mentor and propagate Christianity. Check out the poster and photos below…
Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Liam Neeson, Tadanobu Asano, Issey Ogata, Ciaran Hinds, Yosuke Kubozuka and Yoshi Oida star in the film, which has been written by Scorsese and Jay Cocks. Scorsese is also producing alongside Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Randall Emmett, Barbara Defina, Vittorio Cecchi Gori, Irwin Winkler and Mexican producer Gaston Pavlovich with his production company, Fabrica de Cine.
- Ricky Church
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You’d have to cast your mind back to the year 1990 to locate the moment when Martin Scorsese first came attached to Silence, a new interpretation of Shūsaku Endō’s novel that has since developed into a full-blown passion project for the veteran director.
In those intervening years, the likes of Daniel Day-Lewis, Benicio del Toro and Gael García Bernal all flirted with the religious opus, before Silence was effectively placed on ice as Scorsese’s attention was drawn to a handful of other projects – think Shutter Island, Hugo and The Wolf of Wall Street. But time wore on, and eventually the pieces began to fall into place, starting with the casting of Andrew Garfield and Liam Neeson as two Jesuit priests bound on a pilgrimage to feudal Japan.
- Michael Briers
Having made his debut as Victor Stone with a brief appearance in this year’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Ray Fisher will return to the DC Extended Universe with a much larger role as Cyborg takes centre stage alongside the rest of the Justice League in Zack Snyder’s DC ensemble, ahead of his planned 2020 solo movie (and a potential appearance in The Flash).
Speaking at the Rhode Island Comic-Con (via Cbm), Fisher has been chatting about his preparation for taking on the role of Cyborg, stating that:
“I actually grew up watching a lot of these cartoons – a lot of the animated series. Batman: The Animated Series, Justice League, all the stuff that would come onto Cartoon Network. My first encounter with Cyborg was through the Teen Titans cartoon. I was in the middle of high school [when Teen Titans debuted], and I was like, ‘This show speaks to me’ because »
- Gary Collinson
Exclusive: Short stars Scott and Ciarán Hinds as an estranged father and son.
Click Here to watch the trailer on mobile devices.
Directed by Screen International Star of Tomorrow 2016 Sam Yates, the film sees Hinds and Scott play an estranged father and son haunted by the past.
Yates said: “Pairing Ciarán and Andrew on screen for the first time has been magical and the response from film festivals has been fantastic”.
The film was first shown to audiences at the Cork Film Festival, which featured a new documentary strand including speakers from Hot Docs, Sheffield Doc/Fest, Channel 4 and the British Film Institute.
Well, if a new rumour from El Mayimbe at The Wrap is to be believed, that may not be the case after all, as the site is claiming that “a member of the Green Lantern Corps. will be seen in Justice League in a key sequence.”
Now, even if this rumour proves true, it doesn’t necessarily mean we’ll be seeing Hal Jordan (or John Stewart, or Guy Gardner, or Kyle Rayner), as it could be another character as a tease to set up for 2020’s Green Lantern Corps movie.
Then again, El Mayimbe reported on several occasions that Chris Pine was playing Hal Jordan, so it could also just as easily be more complete speculation. »
- Gary Collinson
Justice League is just about a year away from arriving in theaters. The movie has a lot on its shoulders, given the lukewarm response to the movies in the DC Extended Universe so far and the fact that it will be the first time the team will be seen together in live-action. It looks like the movie may be delivering on a big promise made in Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice though, as the big, bad villain Darkseid will appear, according to a new report.
Earlier in the year, Heroic Hollywood reported that Darkseid would appear in some sort of flashback sequence in Justice League. Now a new report from The Wrap appears to confirm that he will appear in the prologue of the movie. Here is what they had to say.
"Darkseid's presence will loom large in Justice League as the film's prologue introduces the New God while ancient Amazonians, »
Bleed for This, 2016.
Written and Directed by Ben Younger.
The inspirational story of World Champion Boxer Vinny Pazienza who, after a near fatal car crash, which left him not knowing if he’d ever walk again, made one of sports most incredible comebacks.
Breaking the mold of boxing films (and comeback kid sports films in general) is a difficult task, but Bleed for This (written and directed by Ben Younger of Boiler Room fame) has the right angle to sidestep the pitfalls of clichés. Instead of focusing on slugging it out in the squared circle, Younger wants to tell what is undoubtedly the greatest injury return story of all time, which is Vinny Pazienza (Miles Teller) returning to the ring after a fatal car accident that almost rendered him dead and unable to walk again. »
- Robert Kojder
Let’s return to the ring once more for another true life tale of triumph and tragedy all set in the world of the “sweet science”. Almost a year ago movie audiences were cheering on a re-invention of the fiction franchise began by Rocky with the spin-off Creed. And just a few months ago we watched the rags to riches to rags true tale of Roberto Duran in Hands Of Stone. Now, or should I say, “…and in this corner”, is the saga of Vinnie Pazienza, a scrappy young fighter from a working class East Coast neighborhood. Ah, but he’s not just fighting other contenders. No, his story mixes the standard sports flick with the “struggling against a devastating medical crisis” drama. It’s a story so incredible that it has to be true (who could make it up?), as Vinnie shows the world that to defy the odds »
- Jim Batts
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