16 items from 2013
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“Intolerance” would be a massive, amazing undertaking in 2013. Can you even put in perspective what it was like 100 years ago? Arguably one of the most important and influential silent films ever made, “Intolerance” runs almost three hours and covers centuries of storytelling. It’s a fascinating film both in the history of cinema and the way it addressed cultural concerns of the time. Cohen Media Group continues to expertly restore and highlight great films. They’re quickly rising the ranks of the most important Blu-ray studios working today. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
Édgar Ramírez is attached to star as boxing legend Roberto Durán in the biopic, which follows his rise from the slums of Panama to boxing greatness, and his intense rivalry with Sugar Ray Leonard, portrayed by singer/actor Usher Raymond. Robert De Niro plays Roberto Durán's trainer Ray Arcel, with Ellen Barkin portraying his wife.
Jonathan Jakubowicz (Secuestro Express) is writing and directing the drama. The filmmaker is also producing alongside Jay Weisleder, Carlos Garcia de Paredes and Claudine Jakubowicz. It isn't known when production is slated to begin.
The film marks the third time that Ellen Barkin is starring with Robert De Niro, following This Boy's Life and The Fan. The actress most recently starred in Another Happy Day and the NBC series The New Normal.
Rated R for graphic violence, some grisly images, strong sexual content and language Cast: Michael Fassbender, Penelope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Javier Bardem, Rosie Perez, Edgar Ramirez, Ruben Blades, Goran Visnjic, Dean Norris, John Leguizamo, and Brad Pitt Written By: Cormac McCarthy Directed By: Ridley Scott The Counselor has all the necessary staples of a dark crime thriller set […]
Read Review: The Counselor on Filmonic. »
- Andrew Shuster
A couple of gruesome beheadings, Javier Bardem in fine, yet baffling, form, Cameron Diaz having sex with a car windshield, Brad Pitt in a cowboy hat and cheetahs everywhere. What's not to lovec Yet, thinking back on The Counselor these memories seem scattered and attached to nothing. They're memorable, yes, but not as part of a larger picture, but more as disjointed fragments of a shattered story that never comes together. Greed, trust, the battle of the sexes and the search for wealth are at the core of this first time drug deal gone bad, but these most simplest of themes are either vaguely underwritten or drastically overwritten to the point you're either struggling to figure out what's going on or rolling your eyes at the obviousness of it all. Written by Cormac McCarthy (author of "No Country for Old Men") and directed by Ridley Scott, The Counseslor has the »
- Brad Brevet
Director: Ridley Scott Writer: Cormac McCarthy Starring: Michael Fassbender, Penélope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Javier Bardem, Brad Pitt, Richard Cabral, Rosie Perez, Rubén Blades, Bruno Ganz Cormac McCarthy, in my opinion, is one of America’s greatest living novelists. A brutally insightful storyteller and master spinner of perfectly sparse dialogue, he has mastered the art form of the novel. But at […] »
- Linc Leifeste
Check out this new movie clip from Ridley Scott's The Counselor featuring Michael Fassbender and Brad Pitt. The strong cast o the thriller from 20th Century Fox also has Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Cameron Diaz, John Leguizamo, Goran Visnjic, Bruno Ganz, Rosie Perez, Dean Norris, Natalie Dormer and Rubén Blades on board. Novelist Cormac McCarthy (Child of God, No Country for Old Men, The Road) makes his screenwriting debut and Scott interweave the author's characteristic wit and dark humor with a nightmarish scenario, in which a respected lawyer's one-time dalliance with an illegal business deal spirals out of control. »
Check out stars Michael Fassbender, Penelope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Javier Barden and Brad Pitt in the first poster for Ridley Scott's The Counselor crime thriller. The film scripted by Cormac McCarthy, who wrote novels like The Road, No Country for Old Men, All the Pretty Horsese and Child of God, opens in Stateside theaters via 20th Century Fox on October 25th, 2013. Also in the cast of the film produced by Paula Mae Schwartz, Steve Schwartz and Nick Wechsler are John Leguizamo, Rosie Perez, Goran Visnjic, Bruno Ganz and Rubén Blades. »
A second teaser trailer for director Ridley Scott’s upcoming film “The Counselor” has landed online. The film stars Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, John Leguizamo, Dean Norris, Natalie Dormer, Rosie Perez, Goran Visnjic, and Ruben Blades.
Legendary filmmaker Ridley Scott and Pulitzer Prize winning author Cormac McCarthy (No Country for Old Men) have joined forces in the motion picture thriller The Counselor, starring Michael Fassbender, Javier Bardem, Brad Pitt, Penelope Cruz, and Cameron Diaz. McCarthy, making his screenwriting debut and Scott interweave the author’s characteristic wit and dark humor with a nightmarish scenario, in which a respected lawyer’s dalliance with an illegal business deal spirals out of control.
Check out the 2nd teaser trailer below.
“The Counselor” is set to hit theaters on October 25, 2013.
Source: EW »
- Kellvin Chavez
The story centers on a group of roommates who accidentally kill an innocent man they thought was a thrill killer. McPhee will play the one that the rest of the group tries to peg as a scapegoat. [Source: Horror Movies]
Marshall-Green plays a Marine sniper who, upon his return home from Vietnam in 1973, finds himself shunned by those he loves. »
- Garth Franklin
The Emmy- and Grammy award-winning Blades, who will portray Duran’s manager Carlos Eleta, had put his music career on hold for five years to fill the post of Panama’s tourism minister, but returned to entertainment in 2009; most recently, he was in 2012′s “Safe House” with Denzel Washington and is in the upcoming Ridley Scott pic “The Counselor.”
Ramirez plays Duran, who rose from the slums of Panama to become a world-class boxer.
De Niro plays Ray Arcel, the first boxing trainer to be elected to the boxing hall of fame.
Jay Weisleder and Jakubowicz of La Piedra Films are producing “Hands of Stone.” Claudine Jakubowicz, Carlos Garcia de Paredes and Ben Silverman serve as executive producers. Helmer-scribe Jakubowicz is best known for “Secuestro Express, »
- Anna Marie de la Fuente
Panama City, Panama — Panama's most famous performer is joining the cast of a movie about its most famous boxer.
The film focuses on the life of Roberto Duran.
The Harvard-educated Blades is one of the biggest stars in Latin music and also has served as Panama's tourism minister. In the film, he will play boxing promoter Carlos Eleta.
In Tuesday's news release, Blades refers to Duran as a friend and as "one of the most illustrious Panamanians we have." »
A new film festival is helping a Central American country find its voice
Festival name: International Film Festival of Panama
Location: Panama City, Panama
Dates: annually, April
About: Panama has an identity crisis. For a century its fortunes have been inextricably linked to the canal, whose billion-dollar revenue bypasses the third of the population living below the poverty line; it still uses the Us dollar, a remnant of the years when its neighbour virtually ran the place; the capital's skyline is dominated by a forest of half-empty skyscrapers, owned by foreign speculators. By all accounts the city is culturally bereft. Although Panamanians are avid filmgoers, their diet consists entirely of Hollywood films.
This has changed with the arrival of the International Film Festival of Panama, which last month concluded its successful second edition. The festival's chief aim is to introduce audiences to the best of world cinema, »
- Guardian readers, Demetrios Matheou
The Tribeca Film Festival have announced the juries for each category of competition. A host of actors, directors and journalists have been selected that include Evan Rachel Wood, Paul Haggis, Josh Radnor, Eva Longoria and Bryce Dallas Howard.
The members selected will be judging the films that fall within their respective categories, and you can check out the list below. Make sure to check back with us for all the latest from Tribeca including reviews, interviews and more! The festival runs from April 17th – April 28th in New York City.
World Competition Categories
The jurors for the 2013 World Narrative Competition are:
Kenny Lonergan: Academy Award®-nominated playwright, filmmaker and screenwriter. Credits include You Can Count On Me,Gangs of New York, and Margaret. His stage credits include Lobby Hero, The Waverly Gallery and This is Our Youth. He is a member of the Naked Angels Theater Company in New York. »
- Damen Norton
Panama City, April 13 (Ians/Efe) Panamanian singer-songwriter and actor Ruben Blades told the media he was surprised and honoured to learn that his admirers include British-American actress Geraldine Chaplin, who says she cries every time she hears a song of his inspired by the crimes of South America's erstwhile military dictatorships.
"Oh no, please, I wasn't expecting that. That really surprised me. I'm honoured ... I appreciate it but it really surprised me," Blades told a group of reporters in the Panamanian capital.
Chaplin, 68, said Thursday at the inauguration of the 2nd Panama International Film Festival that she is a great admirer of Blades's and always cries when she hears "Desapariciones", a song from his 1984. »
- Rahul Kapoor
The Tribeca Film Festival announced today that it has selected 42 jurors for this year’s festival. The jurors include members of the filmmaking community — including Bryce Dallas Howard, Whoopi Goldberg, Paul Haggis, Taraji P. Henson, Kenneth Lonergan, Eva Longoria, Josh Radnor, and Evan Rachel Wood — as well as policy makers and entertainment business leaders.
According to a press release, the seven juries will award $180,000 in cash and prizes during the Festival (April 17-28). Tribeca All Access (Taa) Creative Promise Awards will award an additional $20,000 — $10,000 for narrative and $10,000 for documentary. All winners will also receive a work of original art by »
- Lanford Beard
San Juan, March 20 (Ians/Efe) After a two-year battle against cancer, Puerto Rican singer-songwriter Draco Rosa launched Tuesday his new album "Vida" (Life) on which he teams up with 16 artists including Ricky Martin, Shakira and Alejandro Sanz.
Others accompanying Rosa are Juan Luis Guerra, Calle 13, Juanes, Marc Anthony, Tego Calderon, Mana, Ruben Blades, Jose Feliciano, Enrique Bunbury, Andres Calamaro, Romeo Santos, Ednita Nazario and MiMa.
The new Rosa album is being released almost two years after he was diagnosed with cancer and not quite three months since doctors pronounced him cured.
"It's titled 'Vida' because I'm happy to be alive. After two years of the illness, they confirmed that I was free of cancer. »
- Anita Agarwal
16 items from 2013
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