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Warning: Somewhat Nsfw.
Now, while we respect such a display of uninhibited revelry, it doesn't mean that anybody — and we mean anybody — necessarily wanted to see such a thing. Let's face it (or, rather, let's not) — there are just some people who need to keep their junk in the trunk.
Speaking of which, here are nine nude scenes that made us wanna cover our eyes.
The opening shot of director Sidney Lumet's last film shows Philip Seymour Hoffman energetically humping Marisa Tomei. Say what you will about the big guy, but he seems a more than capable lover ... not that we needed any visual proof of that. »
- Zach Laws
Title: Amazon releases ‘The Best Offer’ on Blu Ray and DVD Director: Giuseppe Tornatore Starring: Geoffrey Rush, Jim Sturgess, Donald Sutherland, Sylvia Hoeks. ‘The Best Offer’ nominated for 13 David di Donatello (the film award presented each year for cinematic performances and production by L’Accademia del Cinema Italiano, The Academy of Italian Cinema), is now distributed, through Amazon, on Blu-Ray and DVD. The romantic drama written and directed by the Italian Academy Award-winning Giuseppe Tornatore, boasts a music score composed by Ennio Morricone and a prestigious cast, starring Geoffrey Rush, Jim Sturgess, Donald Sutherland and Sylvia Hoeks. Giuseppe Tornatore explained the making of his thriller set in Vienna, in the world [ Read More ]
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- Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi
“It was a terrible time to start,” Samuels admits. “Everyone was in a preserve-and- protect mode and wanted to get out of their obligations. The silver lining is that we wound up revisiting all aspects of our (business) plans.”
Basner agrees, emphasizing that FilmNation needed to be flexible to get past the past — mainly by backing a few less-than-obvious projects rather than the panic approach of going for volume.
We started to operate in different ways that made better sense for the new world order,” he says. “We were focused on having a diversified slate of films — a mixture of commercial wide-release films like ‘Sanctum’ and specialty films such as ‘The King’s Speech.’”
In the five years since FilmNation debuted, the movie business has undergone deep changes, »
- Dave McNary
Disney has started to draw up a shortlist of directors for the next Pirates of the Caribbean movie.
Kon-Tiki directing duo Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg are also said to be in the running as the studio, lead actor Johnny Depp and producer Jerry Bruckheimer carry on discussions about the follow-up to Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.
Bond - who will make his feature film directing debut with Charlie Countryman later this year - is believed to be Bruckheimer's personal favourite to take the director's chair on the fifth Pirates instalment.
It is thought that more meetings are on the cards before an offer will be made, and it is hoped that a director will be hired within the »
While The Eye of the Storm is currently playing in cinemas across Britain, we were fortunate enough to speak to the renowned Australian filmmaker behind the adaptation of Frank White’s eponymous Nobel prize winning novel – catching up with Fred Schepisi, to discuss the pressure of taking on such a project, working with Geoffrey Rush, and what it was like directing his very own daughter…
Your previous feature was 8 years ago – was the lengthy break out of choice, or were there just not many intriguing projects coming your way?
I had a number of projects that we raised the money for, only to have it disappear as we were about to go into production. Of course this project was done in 2011. It took a while longer to get going than we all thought it would.
Had you read The Eye of the Storm before getting involved in the film?
- Stefan Pape
★★☆☆☆ Poorly timed and fatally flawed, Fred Schepisi's familial Aussie bitchfest The Eye of the Storm (2011) (adapted from the 1973 Patrick White novel of the same name) somehow finds its way into UK cinemas this week with almost no fanfare. It's hardly surprising when you consider that this is one of the strangest, most mind-boggling dramas outside of Shane Carruth's Upstream Color (2013), seemingly designed as a thespian three-way between Geoffrey Rush, Charlotte Rampling and Judy Davis. Davis is perhaps the only one of this central triumvirate to come away with any kudos, such is the flaccid nature of this botched melodrama.
Rampling, last seen in son Barnaby Southcombe's I, Anna, hams it up as dying wealthy matriarch Elizabeth Hunter, who watches on with veiled glee as her actor son Basil (Academy Award winner Rush) and aloof, high-society daughter Dorothy (Golden Globe winner Davis) rush to her side in order to secure that all-important inheritance. »
- CineVue UK
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The cantankerous, complex, gay Patrick White published his lengthy The Eye of the Storm in 1973, the year he became the first (and still the only) Australian to win the Nobel prize for literature. Adapted by Judy Morris, it's the first major film based on a White novel, and clearly a labour of love for Fred Schepisi, whose first Australian movie this is since A Cry in the Dark, his underrated movie about the Lindy Chamberlain case, an event that touched on various themes of place and national identity that are to be found in White.
It's the story of a rich, egocentric old matriarch, Elizabeth Hunter (Charlotte Rampling) and her two expatriate children, Sir Basil (Geoffrey Rush), an actor living in London, and daughter Dorothy (Judy Davis), a divorced French princess living in Paris, who returns to inherit her wealth. Both are in »
- Philip French
I'm So Excited (15)
Almodóvar responds to his country's economic woes with camp hysteria and Carry On humour. In many ways this airborne disaster farce – anarchic, absurdist, garishly stylish and gleefully debauched – is a return to the Spanish auteur's subversive roots. But there's a serious subtext to the silliness, and the metaphors are brought back down to earth for a satisfying landing.
The Eye Of The Storm (15)
The imminent death of Rampling's matriarch throws an aristocratic family's dysfunction into relief in this Aussie drama, whose overstuffed story is redeemed by three watchable leads.
Gimme The Loot (15)
- Steve Rose
The acting's great - but there's a smaller, fiercer movie trying to burst out of this drama about a tyrannical woman on her deathbed
Somewhere inside this baggy, stately, beautifully acted movie there's something smaller and fiercer busting to get out.
Veteran film-maker Fred Schepisi has directed an adaptation of the 1973 novel by Australian Nobel laureate Patrick White. Charlotte Rampling cuts a Miss Havisham-type figure as Elizabeth Hunter, a brilliant and demanding woman slowly dying – and succumbing to morphine-fuelled flashbacks – as she summons her grownup children to her elaborately furnished Sydney home to impose her caprices on them one final time, torturing them with suspicions about what they can expect in her will.
Her putative heirs – to her neurotic personality, if not necessarily her cash – are the successful and conceited stage actor Basil, played by Geoffrey Rush, and the unhappy Dorothy (Judy Davis), still addressed as "Princesse" after a failed marriage to some European aristocrat. »
- Peter Bradshaw
So our reader seemed to enjoy The Lone Ranger quite a bit. He says both Depp and Hammer actually play it straight for the most part, with Depp's Tonto only providing some comic relief when his character is involved in an action scene and becomes a "caricature" of himself. That sounds really annoying to me but by this account it works well. Hammer plays the Ranger as a by-the-book "tightass" at first, with Tonto attempting to loosen him up as the story progresses. Apparently both men are at odds a bit more than you might expect throughout the movie, and our reviewer likens their relationship to that of Jack Sparrow (Depp) and Barbossa's (Geoffrey Rush) from the Pirates Of The Caribbean movies. Oh, remember all that talk of werewolves? Well none popped up in this cut, but horror fans may be satisfied with a scene involving some "cannibal field rabbits". Anyway, »
The eponymous Patrick White novel of which The Eye of the Storm is based upon, won the Nobel Prize in 1973, and has since been considered ‘unfilmable’. However such a myth has been dispelled somewhat, as Fred Schepisi’s first feature for close to a decade makes for a delectable visual experience, enhanced by a provocative score and a trio of immense lead performances. Though with the actors on board and director at the helm, you can’t help but feel that this remains slightly unsatisfying.
We enter in to the final weeks of the life of wealthy Elizabeth Hunter (Charlotte Rampling), as the influential and affluent mother of two is on her death bed, waiting impatiently for her children Basil (Geoffrey Rush) and Dorothy (Judy Davis) to arrive. Having dictated much of her offspring’s lives, this ageing socialite is now dictating her very own death, alienating her children one final time before passing. »
- Stefan Pape
We’ve received the following press release giving the UK release date and bonus material of Disney-Pixar’s Oscar-winning animated classic Finding Nemo, which will be available on Blu-ray and 3D Blu-ray for the very first time. The film, directed by Andrew Adamson and Lee Unkrich, originally hit cinemas in the early summer of 2003 and this new release will mark the films tenth anniversary. Find all the details below:
“Sea”It For The First Time Ever On Breathtaking Blu-ray™ & 3D Blu-ray™ On 27 May 2013!
Disney•Pixar proudly announce that the Academy Award®-winning film “Finding Nemo” will be swimming into living rooms for the first time ever in stunning high definition Blu-ray™ and 3D Blu-ray™ on 27 May 2013.
Collectors will finally be able to complete their high definition Disney•Pixar collection as the much loved stunning animation makes a splash onto Blu-ray. Spectacular picture and enhanced sound plus a host of spectacular »
- Craig Hunter
Adapted from Nobel laureate Patrick White's acclaimed novel, this darkly witty drama stars Geoffrey Rush as a fading West End actor who joins his estranged sister (Judy Davis) at the family estate in Sydney to be with their dying mother Elizabeth (Charlotte Rampling). Naturally, all eyes are on the inheritance. But having controlled every facet of her life, Elizabeth is taking exactly the same approach to her death. »
Iron Man 3 (12A)
Fears of post-Avengers superhero blowout fatigue are briskly swept away by Marvel's latest epic, whose snappy, poppy script packs in twists and quips between the bludgeoning (but technically seamless) action. It's Kingsley's Bin Laden-esque Mandarin and Pearce's creepy scientist who are out to de-swagger Tony Stark this time round, but there are surprises in store for everyone.
The Look Of Love (18)
Despite the Soho excess, the retro kitsch, the racy subject matter and the great cast, this biopic of Britain's pornographer-in-chief Paul Raymond somehow never feels like it's telling the full story. »
- Steve Rose
Judy Davis sounds vaguely discombobulated when she picks up the phone. The 58-year-old actor is at home in Sydney on a Friday evening. What have I interrupted? "Oh, nothing," she sighs. "I was just tidying." She asks how I am. I tell her I just got up (it's the time difference), and she sighs again and says: "Oh God."
Anyone who knows Davis's work will appreciate the disdain she can bring to a simple exhalation. Withering contempt is her on-screen stock-in-trade; her repertoire for expressing it includes an array of tics and twitches, a drop-dead stare and a temper seen to blistering effect in some of her films for Woody Allen, including Husbands and Wives and Deconstructing Harry. »
- Ryan Gilbey
Ageing Australian socialite Elizabeth Hunter (Charlotte Rampling) lies dying in her stately Sydney mansion while her over-indulged children - Oscar-winner Geoffrey Rush's fey luvvie and respected Oz thesp Judy Davis's divorced aristo - bicker over her inheritance. Based on Patrick White's waspish novel, this is the first Australian film by director Fred Schepisi since 1988's Evil Angels. »
Directed by Rob Marshall
We’ve reached the Pirates of the Caribbean finish line, and I’m exhausted. Watching Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides for the second time in advance of the podcast, I found myself awash in ennui. Much like the three films directed by Gore Verbinski that preceded it, On Stranger Tides is replete with running, jumping, fighting, acts of derring-do, and so on, but there’s never a point where the movie feels particularly lively, fresh, exciting. This series started out so unexpectedly, catching us all off guard, and has since petered out, a blip on the radar.
I actually was struggling somewhat with getting through this movie. Whatever I can say, and have said, about the 2010 version of Alice in Wonderland, for example, »
- Josh Spiegel
Arr, mateys! D’you fancy a walk on the plank? Or…oh, let’s drop the charade, shall we? We’re at the end of the pirate world, finally, as Josh, Mike, and Gabe review the most recent Pirates of the Caribbean film, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. You remember On Stranger Tides, right? It came out two years ago! It had Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, and Ian McShane! Plus Penelope Cruz looking like…well, Penelope Cruz! Josh and Gabe had to have their memories jogged, but…well, we bet you know what Mike thought of this movie. But our three hosts also spent a good deal of time discussing the current state of affairs in Disney hand-drawn animation, because how could they not? These are choppy waters in this week’s show, but don’t hesitate to check it out!
- Josh Spiegel
The simple tale of a lost clownfish looking to get home remains one of animation studio Pixar's best-loved and most successful hits. When young Nemo (Alexander Gould) is separated from his protective dad (Albert Brooks), he embarks on an eye-opening adventure on which he makes shoals of friends - not least the forgetful blue tang Dory (Ellen DeGeneres) - and an ocean full of dangers. With Willem Dafoe, Geoffrey Rush and Barry Humphries on board, the vocal colour is just as rich as the spectacular animation. »
Throughout April, we're counting down to the release of Marvel's Iron Man 3 with our picks for the Greatest Comic Book Movies of All Time; here's #21...
Mystery Men, 1999.
Directed by Kinka Usher.
Starring Ben Stiller, William H. Macy, Hank Azaria, Greg Kinnear, Kel Mitchell, Paul Reubens, Janeane Garofalo, Wes Studi, Geoffrey Rush, Ricky Jay, Eddie Izzard, Lena Olin, Tom Waits, Claire Forlani, Dane Cook and Doug Jones.
Loosely based on the team created by Bob Burden as part of his Flaming Carrot Comics series, the film adaptation sees misfit superheroes Mr Furious (Stiller), The Shoveler (Macy) and The Blue Raja (Azaria) recruiting even more misfit superheroes in an effort to defeat the supervillain Casanova Frankenstein (Rush), who has escaped captivity and is holding the champion Captain Amazing (Kinnear) hostage. »
- Flickering Myth
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