20 items from 2014
Rourke revealed that he has written the script for and intends to star in the project, which will be titled The Welshman and centre on the life of the first openly gay professional rugby union player.
Speaking to So Film, Rourke said that he could identify with the "terrible shame" Thomas felt.
"The day I met Gareth Thomas, this man with this secret, this terrible shame, I said to myself that I've also been through hard times. Just like him," Rourke explained.
The actor also spoke about the unsteady beginning for The Welshman, saying that he had to take over writing duties himself because the first screenwriter "was a little homophobic and he knew nothing about rugby, even though he was English!"
Rourke added that Thomas gave him »
History suggests that it took about six hours for Mt. Vesuvius to bury Pompeii in a thick coat of lava and ash. It took most critics even less time to bury “Pompeii” the movie in volcanic invective, resulting in a woeful 28% “fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes and an only slightly more encouraging 41 on Metacritic. Meanwhile, the vox populi has spoken, leading to a dismal $10 million opening weekend (against a reported $100 million budget). But look closer and, like those flailing limbs jutting out from the real Pompeii’s petrified in-situ corpses, a few persuasive dissenters can be heard amid the dismissive din. They douse the violent inferno with enthusiastic praise for the movie’s action sequences, for its use of 3D, and above all for its director, Paul W.S. Anderson. And they are not wrong to do so. Welcome to the cult of the vulgar auteur.
Of course, one can scarcely »
- Scott Foundas
Odd City Entertainment has released two more fantastic posters for one of my favourite films of all time, True Romance, a film directed by that late Tony Scott, and written by Quentin Tarantino. Slash Film debuted the posters created by rising Polish star Gabz, earlier today. It will be available in two editions, Detroit and Los Angeles, representing the film’s two major locales. The posters cost $55 each, and go on sale at a random time Friday February 21 at the Odd City Entertainment store.
Follow @OddCityNews for the announcement.
The post Odd City Entertainment’s Poster Art for ‘True Romance’ appeared first on Sound On Sight.
Way back at the start of the millennium, luxury carmaker BMW launched the film series "The Hire" with Clive Owen starring in eight short films from top shelf directors—John Frankenheimer, Ang Lee, Wong Kar-wai, Guy Ritchie, Alejandro González Iñárritu, John Woo, Joe Carnahan, Tony Scott—to highlight the high priced autos in slick big screen worthy productions. It worked. The film are still referenced today, managed some intriguing guest stars (Madonna, Gary Oldman, Mickey Rourke, Don Cheadle) and found that sweet spot between commerce and creativity. And more than a decade later, BMW is going to do it again. Showbiz411 reports that Gus Van Sant is the first director on board for the relaunched series, which currently has no title, and even a cast. But we do know the there will be a shakeup to the formula, with the new films following a couple, instead of single person, with »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Though director Tony Scott is no longer with us, he left behind a legacy of spectacular films that will inspire generations of cinephiles and filmmakers. One such gem is True Romance, arguably the best film that Scott directed in his all too short career. And if you're a huge fan of the film written by Quentin Tarantino and starring Christian Slater, Brad Pitt, Gary Oldman, Dennis Hopper, Christopher Walken, Patricia Arquette and many more, then you'll probably want to grab one of these slick new pieces of artwork from Odd City Entertainment, created by the artist Gabz, one each for Detroit and La. Here's the blue cupid on a white background for Detroit: And here's the black cupid on a cream background for Los Angeles: Thanks to Collider for calling our attention to this great piece of work. Much like Mondo prints, these two posters will be on sale at »
- Ethan Anderton
True Romance is one of Tony Scott's best films. It boasts a great cast and a fun Quentin Tarantino script. The film has legions of fans, and now they'll have a chance to own a limited edition poster based on the picture. Designed by artist Gabz, the posters represent the two main settings: Detroit and Los Angeles. The blue Cupid on the white background is for Detroit, and the black Cupid on cream is for Los Angeles. The prints measure 24"x36"; there will be 85 for each the Detroit and Los Angeles version, printed with 6 inks. Each version will be $55. The prints will be sold online at Odd City Entertainment at a random time on Friday, February 21st. Hit the jump to check out the prints. Here's the press release: Odd City Entertainment And Morgan Creek Productions Partner With Artist Gabz For A Limited Edition Print Honoring The Tony Scott Film True Romance. »
- Matt Goldberg
With over 7 billion people in the world and an infinite Internet at many of their disposals, nothing should come as a surprise to us anymore. It was insanely awesome that someone animated Patton Oswalt.s Star Wars/Marvel filibuster from Parks and Recreation, but that was inevitable and hardly surprising. No, it takes a very specific kind of invested indulgence to widen our eyes, and Twitter user "555 µHz" has done just that. The person is dedicating that account to posting the entirety of Tony Scott.s 1986 cornball action romp Top Gun, one single frame at a time. I feel the need.the need for the least speedy procedure for getting something done, ever. This is the kind of project that you or I might never consider, but then you and I aren.t baffling psychos. The page is refreshed with a brand new image every 20-30 minutes or so, and »
Polish artist, Gabz, has again partnered with Odd City, this time to bring to the world his vision of the 1993 Tony Scott/Quentin Tarantino epic, True Romance. The image features all the characters whose actions impact the story of our favorite on screen couple, Clarence and Alabama, all encapsulated within the silhouette of Cupid himself. And just as the film featured both the cities of Detroit and Los Angeles, this print will be released in two versions, one for each city. The blue Cupid on white background for Detroit, and the black Cupid on cream for Los Angeles. “Coming up with a concept for a movie like True Romance, that I have been a huge fan of for years and is among my favourite Tony Scott films of all time, wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be when I first got the proposal »
- Pietro Filipponi
The arthouse director says it is 'a pleasure and a delight' to be honoured for his years of effort and experiment
• Peter Greenaway: 'I plan to kill myself when I'm 80'
Peter Greenaway is to receive the outstanding British contribution to cinema award at this Sunday's Bafta film awards.
The director of The Draughtsman's Contract, Drowning by Numbers and The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover will be honoured for more than three decades of film-making. He made his debut in 1980 with The Falls, a post-apocalyptic mock-documentary in 92 short sections.
Greenaway, who is known for his collaborations with the composer Michael Nyman, said: "Given the always complex effort involved, to be permitted in the first place to make films with so many collaborators always astonishes me, and to be permitted the licence to do so with such freedom to continually experiment even more so. Everyone agrees that »
- Ben Child
BAFTA has revealed that award-winning writer-director Peter Greenaway will receive the Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema Award at the upcoming British Academy Film Awards on February 16.Greenaway (“The Pillow Book,” “Drowning By Numbers,” "The Draughtsman's Contract"), who originally trained as a painter, is known for his exploration in film of eroticism and death, and for his ability to integrate Renaissance art into his work. His latest film, “Eisenstein in Guanajuato,” is slated for release later this year.Previous recipients of the award include Mike Leigh, Kenneth Branagh, Derek Jarman, Mary Selway, Ridley and Tony Scott, Working Title Films, Lewis Gilbert, John Hurt and the "Harry Potter" franchise. Meanwhile, Helen Mirren will be the recipient of the Fellowship at the February 16 ceremony. »
- Beth Hanna
London — British helmer Peter Greenaway is to receive the Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema Award at the British Academy Film Awards at London’s Royal Opera House on Sunday.
Nik Powell, chairman of BAFTA’s film committee, said: “Peter Greenaway is an iconic British filmmaker who has worked with many of our most accomplished actors, including Michael Gambon, Tim Roth, Ewan McGregor and the recipient of this year’s BAFTA Fellowship, Dame Helen Mirren. I’d delighted that Peter is being recognized with this award for his distinctive and innovative filmmaking career.”
Peter Greenaway said: “Given the always complex effort involved, to be permitted in the first place to make films with so many collaborators always astonishes me, and to be permitted the license to »
- Leo Barraclough
Peter Greenaway will be honoured with the Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema prize at this weekend's BAFTAs.
"Given the always complex effort involved, to be permitted in the first place to make films with so many collaborators always astonishes me, and to be permitted the licence to do so with such freedom to continually experiment even more so," Greenaway said of his BAFTA honour.
"Everyone agrees that cinema is changing its characteristics very fast and to be awarded a BAFTA for »
British director to receive BAFTA for Outstanding British Contribution To Cinema.
BAFTA is to honour director Peter Greenaway, best known for 1989’s The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover, with the Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema Award at the Ee British Academy Film Awards ceremony in London on Sunday (Feb 16).
The award-winning British writer and director originally trained as a painter and worked at the Central Office of Information (Coi) for 15 years, during which time he directed and edited a series of short films, the first of which was Death of Sentiment.
Greenaway made his first feature film in 1980, entitled The Falls, and was the first of many collaborations with composer Michael Nyman. His critical breakthrough came in 1982 with 17th century drama The Draughtsman’s Contract and he went on to make the seminal The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover in 1989.
Over the course of his career, Greenaway has been »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
Odd City Entertainment is poised to release a swell print for Tony Scott’s 1993 film True Romance on Friday, and we’re proud to offer an exclusive first look. The limited edition poster was created by artist Matt Ryan Tobin, and it’s a fantastic encapsulation of the adventures of Clarence and Alabama as penned by Quentin Tarantino. Speaking about his take on the poster, Tobin said, “this movie is so vivid and colorful in its writing, characters and film style. I really wanted to give my all in complimenting the film and approaching the artwork in the same way.” Judging by the finish product, he has very much succeeded. Hit the jump to take a look at the regular and variant editions of the poster. Both will go on sale at the Odd City Entertainment store at a random time this Friday, February 7th. True Romance by Matt Ryan »
- Adam Chitwood
I was out walking my dog yesterday when I learned of Philip Seymour Hoffman's passing. My first instinct was to stop and write something up on my phone and then edit the story once I finally made it home. It's a media world nowadays where being "first" is all that matters, even when it comes to writing about someone's death. I decided to wait and finished the final two-and-a-half miles. Once I got home I got to work on writing up the story and by that time more and more details had surfaced and the situation became sadder and sadder. Hoffman, 46, had died of an apparent drug overdose. The gruesome reality of the scene, however, adds that the syringe was in his arm and he leaves behind three children (one son, two daughters) and his partner, Mimi O'Donnell, whom he met back in 1999. A quote from one of his »
- Brad Brevet
In this hotly contested awards season we currently find ourselves in, it’s no surprise that there have been some casulaties in the great promotional battle to win awards and increase box office but on the face of it, the most surprising of the lot is Out of the Furnace. Directed by Scott Cooper, who previously helped Jeff Bridges win Best Actor at the Oscars a few years ago for Crazy Heart, produced by Leonardo DiCaprio, Ridley and Tony Scott and with a cast including Oscar winners Christian Bale and Forest Whittaker, and featuring a transformative, showy role for Woody Harrelson, this is a film which was talked about quite a bit pre-release before not getting much attention when it started screening. Unfortunately, this is justified. »
- Ian Loring
From 12 Years a Slave to the Dark Knight trilogy, Zimmer has composed some memorable movie music. We pick a selection of his finest moments
Hans Zimmer is responsible for some corking soundtracks. The musical gems the German maestro has composed include the extraordinarily 80s Rain Man theme, complete with Ultravox-ish beats and what can only be described as pan pipe sounds. Then there's the jazzy little number he did for Driving Miss Daisy, the haunting score he composed for Black Hawk Down, and, most recently, the mournful soundtrack to 12 Years A Slave.
Plus, it might be from the telly, but let's not forget the Going for Gold theme song – hey, "it paid the rent!"
Following the news that Zimmer is launching a Soundcloud contest to unearth new composing talent in tandem with colleague Russell Emanuel, we've picked out what we reckon are his top five soundtracks. He's written music for more than 100 films, »
- Ellie Violet Bramley
This week sees the release of "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit," the fifth feature built around the CIA analyst character created by the late Tom Clancy, an insurance salesman-turned-bestselling novelist, in a series of blockbuster novels. Unlike the previous adaptations, beginning with 1990's "The Hunt for Red October" and continuing through 2002's mostly forgettable "Sum of All Fears," this new Jack Ryan outing is based on an original story, loosely connected to the source material.
Chris Pine is the fourth actor to play the Ryan character, in a pseudo-origin story that finds the analyst dealing with nefarious Russians (and yes, it's a contemporary story). Keira Knightley costars as his put-upon fiancée and Kevin Costner shows up as his gruff agency handler. Kenneth Branagh plays the Russian gangster almost as broadly as his bad guy from Will Smith's "Wild Wild West." Branagh, in his new role as studio tent-pole filmmaker (following »
- Drew Taylor
Jacqueline Bisset vs. the Golden Globes 2014 get-lost orchestra NBC or whoever organized the Golden Globes 2014 ceremony sat Jacqueline Bisset way in the back of the awards ceremony ballroom. Never mind the fact that Bisset’s film career began nearly half a century ago and that she was a Golden Globe nominee in the Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Mini-Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television category for the mini-series Dancing on the Edge. As a result, it took Bisset, who seemed about as surprised as everybody else when her named was called up, more than a minute to reach the stage. (Photo: Jacqueline Bisset accepts her Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Mini-Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television © HFPA.) Visibly moved, Bisset had to wait a few more seconds before she was able to talk. By the time she began with her somewhat rambling acceptance speech, »
- Zac Gille
Reservoir Dogs is obviously the Quentin Tarantino film we all pretty much consider his "first" film, but if you want to get technical the director that has since brought us the Kill Bill duology, Inglourious Basterds, Django Unchained and, of course, Pulp Fiction actually kicked things off with a film called My Best Friend's Birthday. The 1987 feature is considered a 1987 film, though it was never released. Co-written by Craig Hamann and Tarantino and made for something like $5,000, the film was originally around 70 minutes long, but only 36 minutes survived a fire at the processing lab. In the film Tarantino plays Clarence who sets out to show his best friend Mickey (Hamann) a birthday he'll never forget after his girlfriend just left him. Featured below is the original Hamann and Tarantino screenplay (via Cinephile Archive) along with the surviving 36 minutes of the film. Some of the dialogue from the film would eventually »
- Brad Brevet
20 items from 2014
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