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I Tumblr For You; The Kids Aren’t Alright in Reitman’s Latest
Parents and their burgeoning teenagers battle their insecurities and repressed sexuality amidst ever present technology in an otherwise hushed community in a tightly woven all-American town. Sound familiar? On the surface, Jason Reitman’s latest effort Men, Women & Children is trying so very much to be American Beauty. There’s the hyper-sexualized cheerleaders, the stifled paternal figures and their mentally or morally absent partners, who all crash into their own devastating denouements. Unfortunately, despite his effort to create a modified updated retelling of Sam Mendes’ masterpiece for the plugged-in age, Reitman’s film is ersatz, and instantly forgotten.
Via Emma Thompson’s voiceover (which was used to far better effect in the underrated Stranger than Fiction), the audience is introduced to the close-knit residents of a Texan town. There’s the sexually frustrated married couple Don (Adam Sandler »
- Leora Heilbronn
Before you get too excited, this is being reported by UK newspaper The Sunday Mirror and only has quotes from an “unnamed source”, but there are some who are claiming that pop singer Rihanna is being linked to the upcoming 24th Bond movie.
“Rihanna is a big fan of the Bond films and has always loved the idea of appearing in one”, the unnamed source who might not exist said. “She didn’t even need to think about it, she knows she wants to do it. She’s really excited.”
The yet-to-titled Bond 24 will start shooting in December and reunites Skyfall director Sam Mendes with Daniel Craig, who is making his fourth appearance as 007, while the cast also includes the returning Ralph Fiennes, »
- Luke Owen
James Bond will return. So will Sam Mendes. But will Arnold be back in the studio filling in the gaps between what he calls "the explosions and the car squeals and the gear changes and the punctures"?
Ahead of his Bose Universal Conductor live immersive collaboration with Ella Eyre, Digital Spy caught up with the composer, and when we finished grilling him on all things Doctor Who, we got round to 007.
"I always said that I'd go back if they asked me," Arnold said when we brought up the inevitable.
"I know that Sam Mendes »
Rihanna could be set for a role in Bond 24.
The 'Umbrella' singer has been approached by producers to star in the upcoming James Bond film alongside Daniel Craig, according to The Sunday Mirror.
Director Sam Mendes' follow-up to Skyfall, which will see Daniel Craig return for his fourth film as the spy, has recently been in the process of a rewrite by long-time franchise writers Neal Purvis and Robert Wade.
Rihanna recently criticised CBS for its decision to pull one of her songs during an NFL game between the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers in the wake of the Ray Rice domestic abuse scandal. »
Sets are currently being built in Obertilliach, Austria for the next James Bond film and local newspaper Kleine Zeitung (via mi6-hq.com) have posted the first look at it. They also have a bit information regarding what type of scene will be filmed in the small municipality is known as a Nordic paradise based on its exceptional skiing trails. According to reports, a small team of 10-12 crew members are constructing a temporary building on the outskirts of Obertilliach that will either be blown up or see a plane crash in to it during the film. - mi6-hq.com Bond 24 will be directed by Sam Mendes ("Skyfall"), from a screenplay written by John Logan. The cast will include: Daniel Craig as James Bond (007), Ralph Fiennes as M, Naomie Harris as Miss Moneypenny, and Ben Whishaw as Q. The film will be released in the UK and Us »
The best movies leave you thinking about them long after the end credits roll. Some films marinate in the mind more than others, spawning fanciful theories and intriguing 'what ifs' from their dedicated fans.
Is James Bond really just one man? Do the Pixar films exist in a shared universe? And just how did Heath Ledger's Joker get those scars? We look at 9 mind-blowing movie fan theories below...
Heath Ledger's Joker is a war veteran
The Joker appears in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight seemingly out of the blue, an agent of destruction hell-bent on reeking havoc across Gotham. Unlike Jack Nicholson's Jack Napier, we never get to see a backstory for Heath Ledger's incarnation play out.
The Joker himself offers up two contrasting "wanna know how I got these scars?" stories so we can never truly trust the Clown Prince of Crime's explanation. One »
Ja from Mnpp here welcoming you to another week's "Beauty vs Beast" showdown - this time around we're going good and bad and ugly and everything in between, heading out West to the oil fields of California at the turn of the previous century.
Over the weekend Paul Thomas Anderson's 2007 film There Will Be Blood screened at the immense and ornate United Palace Theater here in New York with Jonny Greenwood's masterful (and criminally Oscar-ignored) score performed live by an orchestra, including Mr. Greenwood himself. I was there and it was, to put it mildly, as if somebody liquified all of Heaven itself into drug-form and shot it full-blast into my veins. That is to say -- I enjoyed it. So to keep my happy buzz thrumming just a little longer, let's head back to The Church of the Third Revelation and see where our loyalties lie - »
Sweden's Hoyte Van Hoytema has become to go-to replacement cinematographer for a few prestigious filmmakers, including Spike Jonze, Christopher Nolan, and now, Sam Mendes. After losing his Dp Roger Deakins, Mendes has chosen Hoytema to shoot the 24th installment of the Bond Series.
Hoytema is best know for shooting the Swedish horror film Let The Right One In. Later he stepped in for Lance Acord on Spike Jonze's Her and also for Wally Pfister on Christopher Nolan's upcoming Interstellar.
Filling Deadkins' shoes is going to take a lot of work, even for someone as talented as Hoytema. One thing we've heard is that Bond 24 will be shoot on film, which differs from the way Deadkins shot Skyfall, on an Arri Alexa.
- Laura Frances
We have a look at some of the more obscure comic book movie ideas which nearly made it to the big screen…
We've recently been investigating the pile of nearly-made-its in the ever-growing world of cinematic comic book adaptations. You could be forgiven for thinking Hollywood will strap wads of cash to any old comic book writer who stumbles past their door, but so far we’ve written approximately 5,000 words that say otherwise.
First, we delved into DC’s chequered past and found heaps of Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman projects that we’ll sadly never get to see (and some other projects we’re quite glad we’ll never have to sit through). We then did the same for Marvel, unearthing plans for a Paul McCartney Silver Surfer rock opera, James Cameron’s bizarre Spider-Man script ideas and an amazingly-cast Dazzler animation from the 1980s.
Now, we turn our »
We already learned Roger Deakins would not be returning to lens Bond 24 for Sam Mendes and with principal photography set to begin in December it seems Mendes has found a replacement in Hoyte van Hoytema (Her, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) and he may be shooting photochemically rather than digital (source). That in mind, and his recent experience with Christopher Nolan on Interstellar, it makes me wonder if they'll also be shooting in IMAX. There isn't much else to report at the moment, but I do like the idea of going with a different cinematographer for the newest Bond, and van Hoytema's eye will certainly deliver a very different color palette than Deakins brought to Skyfall, or, come to think of it, any of the Bond films that I can think of. I expect we'll have a big press announcement soon enough, giving us a title and more for the new Bond film, »
- Brad Brevet
Since lensing 2008’s “Let The Right One In” for Tomas Alfredson, cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema (who we've had our eye on since we put him in our On The Rise feature in 2010) has become a popular choice for auteurs when their usual director of photography is unavailable. Hoytema stepped in for frequent Spike Jonze collaborator Lance Acord on “Her” and he subbed in for cinematographer-turned-director Wally Pfister on Christopher Nolan’s upcoming “Interstellar.” As if replacing those two great DPs wasn’t tough enough, the “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” cinematographer is going to have to fill some very big and iconic shoes for his next gig. We found out earlier this year that the amazing and legendary Roger Deakins would not be returning to work on “Bond 24” with Sam Mendes, and now HitFix is reporting that Hoytema will be filling in instead. Interestingly, there’s a possibility – not »
- Cain Rodriguez
Deakins replaced with Nolan's new favourite shooter. With celebrated cinematographer Roger Deakins not returning to the Bond franchise after his fantastic work on Skyfall, director Sam Mendes has been on the search for a replacement. So it makes a lot of sense that he's settled on the same name as Christopher Nolan, whose next movie Interstellar required him to replace his own collaborator, Wally Pfister. »
Though it got great notices, without a doubt the most universally acclaimed element of the Sam Mendes-directed 2012 James Bond film "Skyfall" was that of the visual work and compositions of cinematographer Roger Deakins.
Sadly Mendes couldn't get Deakins back for the upcoming "Skyfall" due to his commitment to the Coens' upcoming "Hail, Caesar". It's a fair enough scheduling conflict though, after all Deakins' work on "Skyfall" prevented him from working on the Coens' "Inside Llewyn Davis".
Despite Deakins' departure, it seems Mendes has settled on a superb replacement. In Contention reports that Hoyte van Hoytema has scored the gig.
The Dutch-Swedish cinematographer first came to notice for the original "Let the Right One In" and has since done stellar work on the likes of "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy," "The Fighter," "Her" and Christopher Nolan's upcoming sci-fi epic "Interstellar".
The site also says, though this is unconfirmed, that Bond 24 »
- Garth Franklin
It was incredibly disappointing to hear that cinematographer Roger Deakins would not be returning for Bond 24 after doing such a stunning job on Skyfall. However, as production on the next Bond installment is poised to get underway in December, director Sam Mendes has now settled on Deakins’ replacement, and it’s an excellent choice. In Contention reports that Hoyte van Hoytema will be the cinematographer on Bond 24, marking yet another fantastic notch in what’s becoming a heck of a run in the director of photography’s career. The Dutch-Swedish cinematographer first came to prominence for shooting the original Let the Right One In, going on to do equally arresting work on films like Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy and last year’s Her. Most recently, though, he nabbed his most high profile film to date as Christopher Nolan hand-picked him to replace his longtime collaborator Wally Pfister on the upcoming Interstellar. »
- Adam Chitwood
BAFTA-nominated cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema has been turning heads ever since his stunning work in the stylish Swedish horror film "Let the Right One In" crossed the Atlantic six years ago. And lately, he's just getting all the good gigs, having stepped in for Spike Jonze regular Lance Acord on last year's "Her" and for Christopher Nolan's right hand man Wally Pfister on the upcoming "Interstellar." Well, you can add another big pair of shoes for the talented director of photography to fill. With Roger Deakins exiting the James Bond franchise after 2012's "Skyfall," we can confirm that director Sam Mendes has tapped van Hoytema to shoot the still untitled 24th installment of the series. Deakins won the Asc prize for "Skyfall" two years ago, but as is often the story, he watched someone else take the Oscar (in this case, Claudio Miranda for "Life of Pi," which is »
- Kristopher Tapley
Movie News - Filming for the new James Bond film is to begin in December 2014. Den of Geek reports that shooting for the eagerly-awaited new flick will start on December 6, 2014, with the star-studded cast set to get together at Pinewood Studios to read through the script in November. Daneil Craig will play the lead role in the Bond franchise for the fourth time, while Sam Mendes is directing again. It's also been confirmed that Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris and Rory Kinnear are returning. However, there is still a vacancy for the role of Bond's foe in the upcoming movie. The film's bosses said ''the villain's henchman in 'Bond 24' is planned to be a classic physically imposing character who has several altercations with Bond throughout the mission''. Meanwhile, Daniel Craig is set for a secret cameo appearance in 'Star Wars Episode VII'. The 'Skyfall' star, »
Director Sam Mendes's follow-up to Skyfall, which will see Daniel Craig return as the spy for his fourth film, has recently been in the process of a rewrite by long-time franchise writers Neal Purvis and Robert Wade.
According to fansite MI6, the main cast will meet for a table read at Pinewood Studios in late November. MGM, Sony and Eon are yet to comment on this.
Bond 24 is to release on October 23, 2015 in the UK and November 6, 2015 in the Us. »
James Bond is jumping back into action just in time for the holidays. "Bond 24" is slated to begin filming on December 6, less than a year before its planned U.S. release date of November 6, 2015 (October 23 in the U.K.). The latest entry in the long-running franchise will see "Skyfall" director Sam Mendes returning behind the camera, with stars Daniel Craig (in his fourth outing as 007), Ralph Fiennes (M), Naomie Harris (Eve Moneypenny), Rory Kinnear (Bill Tanner) and Ben Whishaw (Q) also set to reprise their roles. Casting for a new crop of villains and Bond Girls is currently underway, with the latter category reportedly set to include a minor role for a Scandinavian actress and a lead role for a British actress. Locations will include Austria (standing in for Norway), Rome (where a car chase will allegedly be filmed) and possibly Morocco, while Pinewood Studios in England will »
- Chris Eggertsen
Since Sam Mendes delighted the world with the superb 23rd James Bond movie Skyfall a couple of years back, fans have been desperately waiting for the next film. Mendes will return to direct the as yet untitled 24th 007 adventure, with Daniel Craig assuming the role of the iconic character for the fourth time. News reaches Thn today that shooting on the new film will actually start on the 6th December for a 2015 release.
The word is that shooting will take place in Austria, Rome, and at Pinewood Studios in the UK.
Source: Eon »
- Paul Heath
Daniel Craig will return as the iconic British spy for his fourth Bond movie. Also reprising their roles will be Ralph Fiennes as M, Naomie Harris as Eve Moneypenny, Rory Kinnear as Bill Tanner and Ben Whishaw as Q.
Mendes, who directed the last Bond pic,”Skyfall,” is helming from a script by John Logan that was rewritten by the team of Neal Purvis and Robert Wade. The three scribes collaborated on “Skyfall,” but Logan had previously been the only writer on the as-yet-to-be-titled film known as Bond24.
- Dave McNary
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