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This Marvel fan’s dream features Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, Digital Copy of each Phase 2 film,
specially designed disc holders, and exclusive Marvel memorabilia!
Synopsis: The limited edition, 13-Disc Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase Two Collection invites you to hold the greatest power in the cosmos in your grasp – an orb containing one of the legendary Infinity Stones! Plus Blu-ray 3D™, Blu-ray™ and Digital Copies of all Phase 2 films, in collectible packaging designed by artist Matt Ferguson. This set overflows with stunning Marvel memorabilia, including a gold-foiled page from the book of Dark Elves, an ancient drawing from the Morag vault, Avengers and S.T.R.I.K.E. uniform patches, a replica of the Tony Stark Tattoo from Marvel’s Iron Man 3, and much more!
Content: Marvel’s Iron Man 3 (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + Digital Copy)
Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + Digital Copy)
Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier »
- Robert Greenberger
"She forgets to look up and take in the beauty of her life, and it goes away. She's left alone to fend for herself. Being the true New Yorker that she is, she learns to drive for the first time at 50," explains Patricia Clarkson during our recent interview (watch below) about her character of Wendy Shields in the recent film "Learning to Drive." Wendy is a literary critic whose husband suddenly leaves her. To embrace her independence she starts taking driving lessons from the gentle cab driver Darwan (Ben Kingsley). -Break- She candidly discusses the double meanings of the title and plot: "The very principles of driving are to take in the world around you. You have to be present and awake and alive. You have to take in the world exactly in front of you. You have to want to see and be a listener. These are all the »
The Oscars love a comeback story. And we could be headed for an epic one if Sylvester Stallone rides the somewhat unexpected universal love for "Creed" to an Oscar. His seventh time playing Rocky Balboa, the film has the reviews, the sentiment and -- most importantly -- the performance to take Stallone all the way. Or will it end up being a Mickey Rourke/Michael Keaton situation? The nomination is the reward but the win just ends up being a close call. His main competition comes via "Spotlight." Not since 1991 — when Harvey Keitel and Ben Kingsley were both nominated for "Bugsy" — have two actors from the same film been nominated in this category. Can "Spotlight" change that? The film is campaigning for its entire cast in the supporting categories, including Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton (back for a second shot after losing last year), Liev Schreiber, John Slattery and Stanley Tucci. »
- Peter Knegt
The second trailer has arrived online for Knight of Cups, the latest film from acclaimed director Terrence Malick, which stars Cate Blanchett, Christian Bale and Natalie Portman. Watch it below after the official synopsis…
See Also: New images from Knight of Cups
Rick (Bale) is a slave to the Hollywood system. He is addicted to success but simultaneously despairs at the emptiness of his life. He is at home in a world of illusions but seeks real life. Like the tarot card of the title, Rick is easily bored and needs outside stimulation. But the Knight of Cups is also an artist, a romantic and an adventurer.
In Terrence Malick’s seventh film a gliding camera once again accompanies a tormented hero on his search for meaning. Once again a voiceover is laid over images which also seek their own authenticity. And once again Malick seems to put the world out of joint. »
- Amie Cranswick
From Broad Green Pictures, watch the brand new trailer for Knight Of Cups .
The cast includes Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Natalie Portman, Brian Dennehy, Antonio Banderas, Freida Pinto, Wes Bentley, Isabel Lucas, Teresa Palmer, Imogen Poots, Armin Mueller-Stahl and the voice of Ben Kingsley.
Rick is a slave to the Hollywood system. He is addicted to success but simultaneously despairs at the emptiness of his life. He is at home in a world of illusions but seeks real life. Like the tarot card of the title, Rick is easily bored and needs outside stimulation. But the Knight of Cups is also an artist, a romantic and an adventurer.
In Terrence Malick’s seventh film a gliding camera once again accompanies a tormented hero on his search for meaning. »
- Michelle McCue
Christian Bale finds himself in only the most strange ways in the visually stunning trailer for the upcoming coming-of-age film Knight of Cups. He gets down on all fours as a woman guides him by a leash at a wild Hollywood party, he engages in a "love experience" chasing a woman around an apartment, he submerges and suspends himself in water, he even hugs Brian Dennehy. In voiceover, the actor pontificates, "All those years, living the life of someone I didn't even know."
Read More: Nyff: How 'The Walk' Reflects Fears of Moviegoing's Future Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is bringing Robert Zemeckis' thrilling biopic "The Walk" to Digital HD December 22 and Two-Disc 3D Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray and DVD January 5, meaning anyone who missed the dazzling recreation of Philippe Petit's high-wire walk between the Twin Towers can now bring the high-flying act into the comfort of their own home this holiday season. The biopic stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Petit, a young street performer who brings together a band of unlikely recruits to achieve a wire walk between the World Trade Center towers. With little more than nerve and blind ambition, Petit and his ragtag crew overcome daunting physical obstacles, betrayals, countless close calls and overwhelming odds to beat the system and execute their mad plan. Sir Ben Kingsley, Charlotte Le Bon, James Badge Dale and Ben Schwartz co-star. »
- Zack Sharf
On the morning of the press conference for Todd Haynes' Carol, starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, I met up with fellow First Time Fest juror Christine Vachon of Killer Films and Number 9 Films' Elizabeth Karlsen. Christine and Elizabeth executive produced the disturbing Mrs. Harris, starring Annette Bening and Ben Kingsley, directed by Phyllis Nagy, who is the screenwriter for Carol.
Cate Blanchett as Carol: "She [Cate] was attached to it before Todd and I came on board." Over eggs and coffee at Essex House, we discussed Mara's resemblance to Jean Seberg, Jean Simmons, Audrey Hepburn and the timing of David Fincher's The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, A Rage In Harlem Cincinnati connection, Patricia Highsmith's The Price Of Salt turning into Carol, Perry Como, production designer Judy Becker, casting with Laura Rosenthal, an upcoming »
- Anne-Katrin Titze
Robert Pattinson continues to explore and expand his acting abilities post-"Twilight" by taking on Life photographer Dennis Stock, who gave the world candid photographs of the late actor James Dean, including his most iconic image in a rain-drenched New York. "Life" is about the friendship between the "East of Eden" actor and the photographer as they travel cross-country and promises to be an intimate portrait of these two figures. The trailer features DeHaan as the perpetually youthful Dean, the original cinematic rebel whose life was cut short in a tragic car accident. Nonetheless, Dean managed to leave behind an impressive filmography and his death thrust him into the spotlight as a legend. The trailer sheds some light into Dean's life, while also telling the story of a short friendship. The film also stars Joel Edgerton and Ben Kingsley as Jack Warner. "Life" will open in theaters and iTunes on December 4. Read More: Watch: Anton. »
- J. Carlos Menjivar
Marvel's final Phase Two adventure Ant-Man is currently available on Digital HD starting today, before arriving on 3D Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Sd and VOD on December 8. Before you pick up your Digital HD copy, Entertainment Weekly has released a new deleted scene with commentary from director Peyton Reed and star/co-writer Paul Rudd, which has a unique Easter Egg that ties into the Iron Man franchise. Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) himself isn't featured in this scene, but there is a reference to one of his villains.
The scene features Corey Stoll's Darren Cross, a.k.a. Yellowjacket, putting on a presentation for numerous buyers that shows some of the practical applications of the shrinking technology he has developed. The presentation shows massive shipping containers shrunk down to one small cube, and an enormous landfill that has been shrunk to fit in the palm of your hand. »
Despite so few films in his résumé before an untimely death, James Dean was immortalized as one of Hollywood’s most iconic actors, and this December will bring another look at a more intimate aspect of his life. As scripted by Luke Davies and directed by Anton Corbijn, Life centers on the relationship between Dean (Dane DeHaan) and Life Magazine‘s Dennis Stock (Robert Pattinson), the latter of whom had been tasked with capturing the up-and-coming actor less than a year before his rise to stardom and tragic death.
We said in our review from Berlin, “Corbijn has successfully offset script weaknesses with striking aesthetics in the past, but this time his characteristic visual flair is surprisingly lacking. Conventionally shot — and with props and production design much too pristine to appear genuine — Life has the look of a period piece made for television (in fact, TV series such as Mad »
- Leonard Pearce
Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and/or own this week via various Digital HD providers such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical exclusives for rent, priced from $3-$10, in 24- or 48-hour periods Mr. Holmes (drama; Ian McKellen, Laura Linney; rated PG) Self/less (sci-fi/thriller; Ryan Reynolds, Natalie Martinez, Ben Kingsley; rated PG-13) Terminator Genisys (sci-fi/action sequel; Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney; also available in 3D; rated PG-13) Trainwreck (comedy; Amy Schumer, Bill Hader; available in R and unrated versions) Tangerine (comedy; Kitana Kiki Rodriguez, Mya Taylor; rated...
- Robert B. DeSalvo
New on DVD & BluRay this week are three films which awards season completists will need to see...
Mr Holmes in which 76 year-old spry Sir Ian McKellen is aged up to play the world's most famous detective at 93 years of age as he mind begins to deteriorate. Mr Holmes was a leggy arthouse hit this summer but can that be converted into an awards run for Sir Ian? We shall see... Tangerine, one of the year's best films, follows Sin-Dee (Kitana Kiki Rodriguez) & Alexandra (Mya Taylor), best friends & hookers, as they search for Sin-Dee's boyfriend/pimp (James Ransone) who cheated on her "with real fish!" during her latest prison stint. It's the most unexpected and awesome Christmas comedy ever. It's already snagged multiple Gotham nominations but pray for Golden Globe, Bfca, Spirit nominations and top ten lists because this Sean Baker gem deserves them. Trainwreck, or The Coronation of Amy Schumer as 2015's It Girl. »
- NATHANIEL R
Kim will report to Electric partner Marc Roskin and will help handle all aspects of the development of motion picture and TV properties. He will also be involved in third party acquisitions.
Kim most recently served as a production and development executive with Roberto Orci’s company Sneaky Shark Productions, where he helped develop “Star Trek 3” and “End of Eternity.” Prior to Sneaky Shark, Kim held a creative executive post at Kurtzman/Orci Productions, where he developed “Locke and Key” and “Ender’s Game.”
The hire was announced at the American Film Market.
Electric recently wrapped production on “Geostrom,” Devlin’s feature directorial debut. Devlin’s sales division is selling international rights to Brad Silberling’s thriller “An Ordinary Man,” which stars Ben Kingsley and is currently shooting in Serbia; “Mercy Street, »
- Dave McNary
Sara Hemrajani on the rise of Nicholas Hoult…
The transition from child star to serious adult actor has always been notoriously difficult – for every triumph there seems to be double the number of failures. But one talent defying the odds is Nicholas Hoult. He joined the business as a 7-year-old, and now, nearly two decades on, is booking top parts and even launching films at the Cannes and Venice festivals.
Let’s take a look at how he kept his career and profile on the rise:
- Sara Hemrajani
There are moments in Stephen Frears’ The Program that are downright spooky. It’s nothing like a horror film – The Program is just a run-of-the-mill biopic of Lance Armstrong, with the focus on the disgraced cyclist’s days as a serial Tour de France winner and secret doper. It’s having Ben Foster in the role of Armstrong, however, that gives the film its almost creepy edge.
Foster is so physically similar to Armstrong in the part (check him out in the trailer above), and has clearly studied the man’s behavior and mannerisms so closely, that in certain shots you could be convinced it’s Armstrong himself. It’s art imitating life, in a way that reminds you of just how rarely biopics get it exactly right, of how infrequently the actor truly goes beyond uncanny valley when it comes to looking like the real-life subject they’re portraying. »
- Brogan Morris
Hot on the heels of the news that Pom Klementieff will be joining Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 in an unknown, yet key, role, Variety has shred with us that Marvel Studios reached out to Matthew McConaughey to take on the villain role in James Gunn's highly anticipated sequel.....and he passed on it. With the fact the McConassaince has given the actor license to pick and choose his roles, you can’t really blame him for turning down the part, but the fact that he was even approached does raise some interesting questions. Sure, big name actors joining the McU is nothing new when you consider James Spader, Robert Redford, Michael Douglas, and Ben Kingsley have all signed on the dotted line for Marvel, but you really can’t get bigger than McConaughey right now. So, were they just going to use him once, and let that be that? »
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Sir Ben Kingsley ("Iron Man 3") and Josh Hutcherson ("The Hunger Games") are set to star in the Danish–Canadian political thriller co-production "Backstabbing for Beginners" for Creative Alliance, Scythia Films and Parts & Labor.
Per Fly ("The Inheritance") will helm the project which is inspired by Michael Soussan's critically-acclaimed memoir, Hutcherson plays a young idealist who lands his dream job as a program coordinator for the U.N.'s Oil for Food program.
He is thrown into an already fraught post-war Iraq where government agents and power-hungry countries are circling Iraq's oil reserves like sharks. He seeks answers from his seasoned diplomat boss (Kingsley), but the more he learns the more he suspects a conspiracy at the highest level.
Source: Creative Alliance »
- Garth Franklin
Balancing decorated experience with a promising up-and-comer, production company Parts & Labor have formally announced that Sir Ben Kingsley and The Hunger Games’ Josh Hutcherson have signed on to topline Backstabbing for Beginners, which is to be directed by Danish filmmaker Per Fly Plejdrup.
Billed as a political thriller, the Canadian-Danish project will lift inspiration from Michael Soussan’s memoir, Backstabbing for Beginners: My Crash Course in International Diplomacy, a timely and acclaimed dissection of political themes and the general global issues facing a post-Iraq United States. Assuming the role of Michael is Hutcherson, a wide-eyed idealist whose prayers are answered upon landing the job as program coordinator for the Un’s much-touted Oil for Food program.
But as Michael soon discovers, the tentacles of corruption permeate just about every facet of the Un’s strategy, and with power-mongering countries keeping close tabs on Iraq and its coveted oil reserves, »
- Michael Briers
Per Fly is set to start shooting the Danish-Canadian thriller in January from a screenplay he wrote with Daniel Pyne inspired by Michael Soussan’s memoir Backstabbing For Beginners: My Crash Course In International Diplomacy.
The story centres on an idealistic man who exposes a conspiracy while working for a Un oil for food programme in Iraq.
Kingsley and Hutcherson serve as executive producers alongside Gregory Shockro of Houndstooth, Fortitude’s Rob Barnum, Poa Strömberg from Eyeworks, Jacob Jørgensen from Jj Fim, Lars Tregart and Jeff Kalligheri from Waterstone.
Patrick Ryborn from Eyeworks »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
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