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The Wide Open Spaces of Best Supporting Actor

24 October 2014 10:54 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

With only six presumed major contenders yet to be screened by these eyes (Unbroken, Big Eyes, Into the Woods, A Most Violent Year, Selma, American Sniper) it's awfully late in the year for there to be so little in the way of clues as to what the full Supporting Actor lineup might look like. In a more competitive year Mark Ruffalo (Foxcatcher), J.K. Simmons (Whiplash), and Edward Norton (Birdman) probably wouldn't seem like cast iron locks in October. But they do. 

Kingsley (Exodus), Waltz (Big Eyes), Caine (Interstellar), Duvall (The Judge). 19% of the nominees in this category in the past 20 years have been previous winners.

In the fantasy world inside my head, the Academy board of governors throws up their hands and admits defeat, making a special ruling that from this day forward there will be 7 Supporting Actress nominees each year and only 3 Supporting Actors because everyone knows that's the »


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Review: Stonehearst Asylum Offers Pleasant Darkness But Little Else

23 October 2014 10:01 PM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Despite a cast that includes Ben Kingsley, Michael Caine, and Kate Beckinsale, and a noteworthy director in Brad Anderson, Stonehearst Asylum feels like a high-class 1970s TV movie. Anderson remains in my mind as a director of independent genre movies like Session 9 (2001), The Machinist (2004), and Transsiberian (2008), but he transitioned (mainly) to television years ago. That's not entirely a bad thing; Anderson's recent credits as producer and director include the enjoyable science-fiction shows Fringe and Almost Human. Yet it's a reminder that even an experienced helmer and a game cast cannot make up for an anemic script. Adapted by Joe Gangemi from Edgar Allan Poe's short story "The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether," first published in 1845, Stonehearst Asylum moves...

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Stonehearst Asylum Movie Review

23 October 2014 6:52 PM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Title: ‘Stonehearst Asylum’ Director: Brad Anderson Starring: Jim Sturgess, Kate Beckinsale, Ben Kingsley, Michael Caine and Brendan Gleeson Intriguingly revealing only trivial pieces of personal information to the people around you for your own personal benefit is an intricate process society believes can only be achieved by the most deceptive schemers who are trying to better their own lives. But when even the seemingly most inept people can cunningly and surprisingly deceive many of the people who are trying to repress them, contending with the ramifications they unleash on humanity can be harrowing and disconcerting for everyone. The distinct characters in helmer Brad Anderson’s new thriller, ‘Stonehearst Asylum,’ which is  [ Read More ]

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- Karen Benardello

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Why Gotham Nominee 'Under the Skin' Took a Decade to Make (Videos)

23 October 2014 4:17 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

UK music video star Jonathan Glazer took a decade to follow up his first two films, 2000's paeon to kinetic violence, "Sexy Beast," which earned raves and gave Sir Ben Kingsley and Ray Winstone careers as villains, and 2004's reincarnation drama "Birth," starring Nicole Kidman, which met a more mixed reaction. (For his part, Toh's Ryan Lattanzio defends it.)  So what took Glazer so long to finish the visually stunning "Under the Skin," starring Scarlett Johansson as an alluring alien trawling for human specimens in the foggy crags of Scotland? The director insisted on making his own the film adaptation of Michael Faber's 2001 novel brought to him by longtime producer Jim Wilson--while testing his ideas on various music videos and commercials. Over the years he worked his way through various writers including Milo Addica and then ad writer Walter Campbell, who moved from two characters (Brad Pitt was going to play one) and a. »

- Anne Thompson

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Stonehearst Asylum | Review

23 October 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Crazy in Love: Anderson’s Gothic Sprinkled Romance Deserves to be Tarred and Feathered

Fresh off the surprise box office success of 2013’s Halle Berry headlined The Call, director Brad Anderson returns to the creepy confines of the mental ward with Stonehearst Asylum, reminiscent of his well received 2001 film, Session 9. Assembling another terrific cast for this period piece, those familiar with a fine tradition of Gothic cinema will immediately begin to pick up on the threads of Edgar Allan Poe that inspired the macabre switcheroo generating the dramatic conflict. But even before we get to that point, Anderson’s latest arrives Doa, a cold, tepid turkey that isn’t ever sure of the mood it wishes to generate. Scenes fluctuate rapidly, and we’re left to decide whether this is supposed to be a prim and proper brooding romance of stiff corsets and constricted consecrations, a downright queasy »

- Nicholas Bell

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Exodus: Gods And Kings Isn’t The Longest Film Of 2014 After All

22 October 2014 10:24 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Thanks to an erroneous posting over on IMDb, moviegoers around the world assumed that Ridley Scott’s upcoming sword and sandals epic, Exodus: Gods and Kings, had an appropriately massive run time to match, with the page pegging the film’s length at an eye-watering, bum-numbing three hours and twenty minutes.

However, 20th Century Fox took to the movie’s official Twitter account and verified the correct length of Scott’s biblical motion picture, stating that the film will run for a much more reasonable two hours and twenty minutes.

People have asked, here’s the answer: running time of Ridley Scott’s ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’ will be approximately 2 hours 20 mins.

— Exodus (@ExodusMovie) October 21, 2014

Well, we say correct when it should be not-quite-finalized; after all, there’s every chance that the final cut of Exodus: Gods and Kings could dip below or indeed balloon past that aforementioned run time »

- Michael Briers

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Vincent Price Himself Could've Starred in Stellar Horror Flick Stonehearst Asylum

21 October 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Village Voice | See recent Village Voice news »

With Stonehearst Asylum, director Brad Anderson doles out a vintage Halloween treat — a straightforward Poe adaptation of the sort that Vincent Price used to star in — and gives it a freshness and complexity that make it a delight. Edward Newgate (Jim Sturgess) is a young doctor arriving at Stonehearst on the eve of the 1900s to get experience treating the mentally ill. He's met by Dr. Lamb (Ben Kingsley), an alienist with unusual methods, and Eliza Graves (Kate Beckinsale), a troubled, talented pianist with whom Newgate is immediately smitten. Yet something's not right, and we soon learn why: Lamb is an inmate who staged a revolt, and the real staff (including head doctor Michael Caine) is locked in a dungeon while lunatics, both dangerous and benign, roam f »

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Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton Talk Exodus: Gods And Kings In New Featurette

21 October 2014 2:02 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Actors Joel Edgerton and Christian Bale talk about their roles as Moses and Ramses in this lastest featurette from Ridley Scott’s Exodus: Gods And Kings.

Watch for the parting of the sea scene at the 3:20 mark – it looks amazing.

Scott brings new life to the story of the defiant leader Moses (Christian Bale) as he rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses (Joel Edgerton), setting 400,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.

The film also stars John Turturro, Aaron Paul, Ben Mendelsohn, Sigourney Weaver and Ben Kingsley.

20th Century Fox will release Exodus: Gods And Kings in theaters on December 12.

Visit the film’s official site:

Photos: Courtesy Twentieth Century Fox Corp. -Tm and © 2014 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

Ridley Scott reviews a scene with Christian Bale on the set of Exodus: Gods And Kings. »

- Melissa Thompson

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'Stonehearst Asylum' (2014) Movie Review

21 October 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

I think I may be saying something very controversial here, but Edgar Allen Poe was a really great writer. Not a lot of people want to admit it, but it is true. He has the ability to make a story bone-chillingly creepy as well as quite funny. His stories have been the basis for countless films, usually starring Vincent Price, though lately the number is decreasing steadily. Some filmmakers out there are still struck by his work and are compelled to give their interpretation, which brings me to Stonehearst Asylum. The film is very loosely based on the short story "The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether" and has very good intentions of being a classically told Poe thriller, sporting a great cast and the look is very appropriate, but the script fails this film greatly, stretching its material very thin and always opting for the conventional route. Jim Sturgess plays Edward Newgate, »

- Mike Shutt

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WestEnd takes Learning To Drive ahead of Afm

21 October 2014 4:55 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Romantic drama stars Ben Kingsley and Patricia Clarkson.

WestEnd Films has acquired international rights to Isabel Coixet’s Learning To Drive, a romantic drama set in New York.

The film, which debuted at Toronto, stars Ben Kingsley and Patricia Clarkson, and is produced by Dana Friedman and Daniel Hammond from Broad Green Pictures.

Clarkson plays a Manhattan writer who takes driving lessons after her husband of 20 years out. Her Sikh instructor (Kingsley) has marriage troubles of his own and the two form a friendship behind the wheel.

The film was written by Sarah Kernochan (What Lies Beneath) and is edited by Martin Scorsese’s long-time collaborator and Oscar winner Thelma Schoonmaker.

Learning To Drive will be distributed in the Us through Broad Green Pictures, with a minimum P&A spend of $4m, no later than September 2015.

Madman has acquired Australian rights and Jaguar will handle airline rights.

WestEnd will screen the film and continue international sales at the »

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Afm: Goldcrest Picks Up ‘Against the Sun,’ Starring ‘Harry Potter’s’ Tom Felton (Exclusive)

20 October 2014 11:59 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Goldcrest Films has acquired all international rights to the true-life adventure “Against the Sun.” Pic is toplined by Tom Felton, who starred as Draco Malfoy in the “Harry Potter” pics, as well as playing in “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” and “Fangs of War.”

Against the Sun” tells the true-life story of three U.S. navy airmen who battle for survival after their torpedo bomber crash lands in the South Pacific six weeks after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

The film, which also stars Garret Dillahunt (“12 Years a Slave,” “Looper,” Fox hit comedy “Raising Hope”) and Jake Abel (“Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters”), will have its market premiere at the American Film Market this November, and is due for release in the U.S. in late January 2015.

Against the Sun” is written, directed and produced by Brian Falk (producer of “Parkland,” “The Conspirator”) and executive produced »

- Leo Barraclough

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First Reaction To Ridley Scott’s Exodus: Gods And Kings

17 October 2014 11:52 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

I always find it a bit strange when studios pre-screen random clips from upcoming movies, but with the racially insensitive hubbub currently surrounding Ridley Scott’s Exodus: Gods And Kings, any talk about the actual movie could do absolutely no harm. There’s the age old saying that “there is no such thing as bad publicity,” and the worst case scenario after screening some clips only involves a few negative articles running on random entertainment sites – at least people might forget about the race card, right?

I attended the last New York City pre-screening of the Exodus: Gods And Kings footage preview, expecting nothing more than a slew of clips in the vein of Darren Aronofsky’s Noah. Everyone knows the story of Moses, Rhamses, and the ten plagues, and everyone knows actors like Sigourney Weaver and Christian Bale, so what could go wrong when there’s a budget worth millions and millions of dollars? »

- Matt Donato

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Exodus: Gods and Kings Preview: Can Ridley Scott Make a Contemporary Biblical Epic?

17 October 2014 10:16 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

We at Lr had a chance to check out about 40 minutes of director Ridley Scott’s new historical epic Exodus: Gods and Kings last night. Here’s what we thought.

The series of clips shown went from massive battles to small, intimate character moments that really tried to give you a sense of the grand scale the film is trying to work on as well as the personal story it’s trying to tell beneath it. Bible stories seem to be the new avenue for filmmakers to go down these days, and though Darren Aronofsky’s Noah left a little to be desired it looks like Ridley Scott is embracing his usual overblown sword and sandals method to tell this timeless biblical tale of Moses and Ramses.

The first clip began with both Moses (Christian Bale) and Ramses (Joel Edgerton) preparing to go off to war. We’ll get to »

- Sean Hutchinson

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Michael Caine wants out in Stonehearst Asylum clip

17 October 2014 6:55 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Stonehearst Asylum has released a new clip.

Michael Caine and Jim Sturgess feature in the video posted by Collider.

Ben Kingsley, Kate Beckinsale, Brendan Gleeson and David Thewlis also star in Brad Anderson's period horror.

Based on an Edgar Allan Poe short story, it sees a young doctor (Sturgess) taking up a post at a remote asylum.

He begins to fall for his patient (Beckinsale), but at the same time comes to realise that the original staff may have been ousted by the inmates.

The film was originally titled Eliza Graves.

Stonehearst Asylum will be released on October 24. »

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Does anyone really care about Iron Man 4?

16 October 2014 2:55 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Gavin Logan on whether anyone really cares about Iron Man 4

I love Robert Downey Jr., I really do and hand on heart I don’t think anybody could’ve pulled off Tony Stark to anywhere near the degree of perfection that he did. Rdj’s suave, obnoxious and extremely funny portrayal made Iron Man one of the most popular superheroes around. Without Rdj and Iron Man who knows where the Marvel Cinematic Universe might be right now. The possibility of a fourth solo outing has been rumoured pretty much ever since the third one hit theatres worldwide with both Kevin Feige and Rdj giving little away. One minute it’s on, the next it’s off and then it’s back on again. Then just a few short days ago Rdj publicly admitted that Iron Man 4 is not happening, contradicting previous comments he made the day before on The Ellen Degeneres Show. »

- Gavin Logan

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Exclusive Stonehearst Asylum Clip: Michael Caine Begs Jim Sturgess to Help Him Escape the Asylum Dungeon

16 October 2014 1:50 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Brad Anderson’s Stonehearst Asylum features Jim Sturgess as Edward Newgate, a recent medical school graduate who accepts a position at the title mental institution.  At first, he’s taken by the superintendent’s warm welcome and more modern approach to caring for his patients, but that’s only because he knows nothing of the disturbing recent staffing changes. Want to know more about what Newgate just walked into?  The film doesn’t hit theaters until October 24th, but we’ve got an exclusive clip that offers up a nice tease of exactly what he’ll be dealing with.  Hit the jump to check out that brand new Stonehearst Asylum clip.  The film also stars Michael Caine, Ben Kingsley, Kate Beckinsale, Brendan Gleeson and David Thewlis. [complextv contentid="1ucWQ1cTprpJOB5EWMjRykCVVf8UDJwa" sitename="collider" playerid="26aa5f02d93f4c05a4546f6d5ecb59b7" adsetid="67a3ff9d3a842ae818bb9de1badc5b0" width="600" height="360" keywords=""]   Here’s the official synopsis for Stonehearst Asylum: England, 1899. When young doctor Edward Newgate (Jim Sturgess) arrives at Stonehearst Asylum in search of an apprenticeship, »

- Perri Nemiroff

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New Posters from In The Heart Of The Sea, American Sniper, The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies, and More

16 October 2014 11:04 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

A collection of new posters for upcoming films has landed online.  Briefly: In the Heart of the Sea – The first trailer for Ron Howard's telling of the tragedy of the Whaleship Essex landed earlier today, and now we have one of my favorite posters of the year.  It's ominous without being overbearing.  The film opens March 13, 2015, and stars Chris Hemsworth, Benjamin Walker, Cillian Murphy, Tom Holland, Ben Whishaw, and Brendan Gleeson. Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb – Meanwhile, we have a contestant in the running for worst poster of the year.  I don't know if this is an awful photoshop job or if everyone is supposed to look like a cardboard cutout.  The film opens December 19th, and stars Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Owen Wilson, Dan Stevens, Ben Kingsley, and as you can see from the poster, lots and lots of other people as well as a monkey with keys. »

- Matt Goldberg

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Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb Poster Teases One Final Night Of Madness

16 October 2014 8:56 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Come December, Ben Stiller’s Larry Daley — an unlikely hero among unlikely heroes — will face the ultimate challenge as he and his trusty band of nocturnal artifacts head to London in an attempt to salvage the magic of that all-important tablet for Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb.

Billed as the final chapter in 20th Century Fox’s lucrative franchise, the upcoming threequel is said to offer our heroes “one final night to save the day,” as Larry does his utmost to keep the museum folk alive.

Reprising his role as Larry Daley is Ben Stiller, while Shawn Levy’s trilogy-capper will also feature a performance from the late, great Robin Williams. Elsewhere, we understand that Ben Kingsley, Steve Coogan and Rickey Gervais are all set to return, while Secret of the Tomb also heralds newcomers Dan Stevens and Pitch Perfect’s Rebel Wilson.

Here’s hoping that »

- Michael Briers

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2 Posters for Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb

16 October 2014 8:33 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

20th Century Fox has released two posters for Ben Stiller's Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb. I never would have thought that a movie like this would actually get a decent movie poster design. I'm sure the first poster above looks familiar as it is inspired by Dutch artist M.C. Escher's "Relativity" art. Most of the posters we've seen for this franchise have been painfully generic, like the second poster that you see below. 

Get ready for the wildest and most adventure-filled Night at the Museum ever as Larry (Stiller) spans the globe, uniting favorite and new characters while embarking on an epic quest to save the magic before it is gone forever.

The movie also stars the late Robin Williams, Owen Wilson, Steve Coogan, Ricky Gervais, Dan Stevens, Rebel Wilson, and Ben Kingsley. It's set to open in theaters on December 19th. 


- Joey Paur

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'Night at the Museum 3' Poster: Ben Stiller Saves the Day

16 October 2014 8:11 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Ben Stiller and his colorful entourage of living artifacts only have one final night to save the day in a new cast poster for Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, in theaters this Christmas.

The museum's magic is running out, and if something isn't done soon, all of security guard Larry's best friends will be gone before sunrise. This can mean only one thing! All of history's greatest heroes must assemble for an epic road trip to London before it's too late.

Night at the Museum 3 is a spectacular, globe-trotting adventure for the whole family this holiday season, with an all-star cast that also includes Owen Wilson and Ricky Gervais. Robin Williams appears in one of his last films, and it will be the last big screen appearance for Hollywood legend Mickey Rooney. The all-star cast also introduces new members Ben Kingsley and Rebel Wilson.

Save the Night! »

- MovieWeb

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