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New Look at Daniel Day-Lewis In Full Costume as Spielberg’s ‘Lincoln’

14 December 2011 5:39 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Just a few weeks ago the Internet exploded with our first look at Daniel Day-Lewis as Abraham Lincoln in Steven Spielberg‘s upcoming biopic. The only problem was the actor was in jeans enjoying a meal after a day of shooting. But what does he look like with his full garb on? Today we finally have an answer.

Richmond-Times Dispatch snapped a photo of the actor on set, walking with Spielberg and another extra. He looks to be doing a spot-on physical impersonation of the figure and can’t wait to see actual footage, which probably won’t be for quite some time. Spielberg’s long-time producing partner Kathleen Kennedy also recently sat down with The Playlist for War Horse and talked about a few Lincoln details. She stated they aren’t focusing on the Civil War in the film and also spoke about Ddl, which you can read below, »

- jpraup@gmail.com (thefilmstage.com)

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Daniel Day-Lewis on the Set of Spielberg's Lincoln

14 December 2011 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

The Richmond Times-Dispatch snapped the following photo of director Steven Spielberg and star Daniel Day-Lewis on the Richmond, Virginia set of Lincoln . The movie is based on Doris Kearns Goodwin's best-selling book "Team of Rivals" and will focus on the political collision of Lincoln and the powerful men of his cabinet on the road to abolition and the end of the Civil War. Sally Field, Tommy Lee Jones, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Hal Holbrook, James Spader, John Hawkes, Tim Blake Nelson, Bruce McGill, Joseph Cross, David Costabile, Byron Jennings, Dakin Matthews, Boris McGiver, Gloria Reuben, Jeremy Strong, David Warshofsky, David Strathairn, Walton Goggins, Lee Pace, Jackie Earle Haley, David Oyelowo and Jared Harris co-star. »

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[First Look] Daniel Day-Lewis As Steven Spielberg’s Abraham ‘Lincoln’

30 November 2011 1:18 PM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

I’ve been waiting for this day. Steven Spielberg has been shooting Lincoln in Virginia for quite some time now, and until today, we haven’t had a single glimpse of his star Daniel Day-Lewis as president Abraham Lincoln. He even added another person to the cast recently (Jared Harris as Ulysses S. Grant), but no peek at Ddl. Today that changed, as we were sent a photo taken by @UVAMichael that shows our actor at a restaurant in the town. Check it out below.

He certainly seems to have nailed the look. Variety‘s Jeff Sneider recently revealed that Day-Lewis “hasn’t broken his Lincoln accent since March” and his “real name doesn’t even appear on the call sheet.” I’ve heard from other sources that it is indeed the high-pitched tone Lincoln is infamous for.

Ddl is backed up by Joseph Gordon-LevittTommy Lee JonesDavid Strathairn »

- jpraup@gmail.com (thefilmstage.com)

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Jared Harris joins 'Lincoln'

30 November 2011 1:06 PM, PST | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Jared Harris will play Ulysses S. Grant in Touchstone's Abraham Lincoln biopic "Lincoln" to be directed by Steven Spielberg.According to Variety, Daniel Day-Lewis has been cast as Abraham Lincoln with Sally Field playing Mary Todd Lincoln.The other actors include Tommy Lee Jones, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Hal Holbrook, David Strathairn, James Spader, John Hawkes, Tim Blake Nelson, Bruce McGill, Joseph Cross, David Costabile, Byron Jennings, Dakin Matthews, Boris McGiver, Gloria Reuben, Jeremy Strong, David Warshofsky and Jackie Earle Haley.Spielberg is producing with Kathleen Kennedy. Tony Kushner wrote the adaptation of Doris Kearns Goodwin's 2005 book "Team of Rivals," which looks at Lincoln's presidency between 1861 and 1865 with a focus on the three Cabinet members, Edward Bates (attorney general), Salmon Chase (secretary »

- Adnan Tezer

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Jared Harris Cast as Ulysses S. Grant In ‘Lincoln’; Spielberg Talks ‘War Horse’

28 November 2011 1:19 PM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Steven Spielberg‘s ambitious upcoming biopic of America’s 16th president, Abraham Lincoln, features a staggeringly good ensemble cast. To say that Daniel Day Lewis (playing Lincoln himself), Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tommy Lee Jones, David Strathairn and John Hawkes are just the tip of the iceberg in terms of acting is a hell of an achievement, but it’s true. Considering he only has limited time, this leaves one wondering how Spielberg shall fit everyone in, even if it is to be a lengthy feature.

Even though shooting has reportedly already commenced, the veteran director has still found time to cast another talented actor in a major role. British star Jared Harris (son of the late Richard) is set to play at the time Union General, Ulysses S. Grant, who has some of you may know, went on to become president himself later on. The film will be focusing on Lincoln »

- jpraup@gmail.com (thefilmstage.com)

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Steven Spielberg's Lincoln Adds David Oyelowo

17 November 2011 9:18 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

The cast of Steven Spielberg's Lincoln is easily one of the greatest I've ever seen, but looking through the names you might start to notice a pattern. Here, let's see if you can guess it: Daniel Day Lewis, Sally Field, Tommy Lee Jones, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Hal Holbrook, James Spader, John Hawkes, Tim Blake Nelson, Bruce McGill, David Strathairn, Joseph Cross, Walton Goggins, Lee Pace, David Costabile and Jackie Earle Haley Figure it out yet? The word you're looking for is "diversity." Ignoring for a moment that there's only one actress in the list up there, it's fairly surprising that there would be so little African-American representation in the top-tier cast for a movie that centers on the president that abolished slavery. Fortunately, it's a problem that, according to Deadline, has been improved, and the movie has added yet another great name to put on the poster. David Oyelowo, who »

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TV Review: Person of Interest, 1.7 – “Witness”

4 November 2011 6:33 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

The NYPD’s investigation into a gang shooting sheds some light on the mysterious and illusive Elias, while Reese and Finch try to protect the crimes only witness. Person of Interest is back to it’s best after last weeks minor slump. The episode opens with Carter (Taraji P. Henson) and Fusco (Kevin Chapman) at the investigation of the late night grocery store shooting. The Organised Crime unit is also there because the victim was a la Cosa Nostra lieutenant, executed as part of an escalating gang war with the Russians over the territory of Brighton Beach. It is also revealed that the lieutenant’s boss is none other than Elias, the faceless threat behind several crimes so far.

Reese and Finch enter the fray after the machine delivers them the number of high school history teacher Charlie Burton (Enrico Colantoni), the only witness to the gang shooting. »

- Emile K. Lewis

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Person of Interest 1.05 'Judgment' Review

21 October 2011 5:13 AM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

On paper, the idea of a machine spitting out data to begin each week’s new Person of Interest could have turned out to be a somewhat limited premise. So far, the show has done a fine job of trying to mix it up story-wise with what each new number from the machine leads Reese and Finch toward doing. In the latest episode, the machine puts the pair onto a judge named Samuel Gates when his social security number is pulled.

What sets this episode apart from previous efforts would be that all of the elements of the show so far: Detective Carter’s hunt for the man in the suit, Reese and Finch’s growing partnership, and the Poi of the week were all given enough time to not take away from the overall effect of any other given piece of the Person of Interest puzzle. Speaking of puzzle, »

- Keysh

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TV Review: Person Of Interest 1.5, ‘Judgment’

21 October 2011 1:46 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Every week I’m getting more and more impressed with CBS’s Person of Interest. As a rule of thumb, I much prefer serialised dramas as apposed to procedural (show’s where the story continues week after week instead of singular weekly plots), the reason being; the one-off stories and characters have a tendency to meld together in my mind, most becoming forgotten or meshed together. You start referring to episodes as “the one with the…” a death trap for any show by my reckoning. So far, I haven’t found this to be the case with Person of Interest. I suppose I owe credit (or blame) to Executive Producer J. J. Abrams. His other show Fringe is a mix of serial and procedural and I guess this has slowly worn down my rejection of the procedural format. Of course it doesn’t help when each »

- Emile K. Lewis

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The TVLine-Up: TV Worth Watching This Thursday

20 October 2011 5:30 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

On TV this Thursday: Sheldon has a mother of a problem, CBS reveals its Engagement, it’s cloudy in Philadelphia, and NBC’s rife with repeats. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features and reporting, here are 13 programs to keep on your radar.

7:30 pm World Series, Game 2 (Fox) | Game 1 was still underway as I wrote this, but I predict that come Thursday night, one of the teams will be trying to gain a 2-0 advantage while the other looks to even things up. (I took math, you see.)

8 pm Charlie’s Angels (ABC) | Don’t scoff, because you »

- Matt Webb Mitovich

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Jackie Earle Haley boards 'Lincoln'

22 September 2011 12:07 PM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Jackie Earle Haley has joined the cast of Touchstone's Abraham Lincoln biopic "Lincoln" to be directed by Steven Spielberg.According to Variety, Daniel Day-Lewis has been cast as Abraham Lincoln with Sally Field playing Mary Todd Lincoln.The other actors include Tommy Lee Jones, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Hal Holbrook, David Strathairn, James Spader, John Hawkes, Tim Blake Nelson, Bruce McGill, Joseph Cross, David Costabile, Byron Jennings, Dakin Matthews, Boris McGiver, Gloria Reuben, Jeremy Strong and David Warshofsky.Spielberg is producing with Kathleen Kennedy. Tony Kushner wrote the adaptation of Doris Kearns Goodwin's 2005 book "Team of Rivals," which looks at Lincoln's presidency between 1861 and 1865 with a focus on the three Cabinet members, Edward Bates (attorney general), Salmon Chase (secretary of the treasury) »

- Adnan Tezer

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Jackie Earle Haley Joins Spielberg’s ‘Lincoln’

21 September 2011 10:15 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

The massive cast of Steven Spielberg's Lincoln has been increased by one. Jackie Earle Haley will play Alexander Stephens, vice president of the Confederacy during the Civil War. Haley bears more than a slight resemblance to Stephens, and I'm happy to see the actor cast in a prestige picture. I'm hoping the role won't be the boilerplate antagonist type. Stephens was noted for the Cornerstone Speech, delivered prior to the Civil War, in 1961 in Savannah, Ga.: Our new Government is founded upon exactly the opposite ideas; its foundations are laid, its cornerstone rests, upon the great truth that the negro is not equal to the white man; that slavery, subordination to the superior race, is his natural and normal condition. And yet prior to a life in politics, Stephens made a name for himself as an attorney who successfully defended the wrongly accused; one frequently cited case saw »

- Russ Fischer

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Jackie Earle Haley Joins Steven Spielberg's Lincoln

21 September 2011 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

Deadline has learned that Jackie Earle Haley ("Human Target," A Nightmare on Elm Street , Watchmen ) will play Alexander Stephens in Steven Spielberg's Lincoln . Stephens was vice president of the Confederate States during the Civil War. Haley joins a large cast that includes Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, Tommy Lee Jones, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Hal Holbrook, James Spader, John Hawkes, Tim Blake Nelson, Bruce McGill, Joseph Cross, David Costabile, Byron Jennings, Dakin Matthews, Boris McGiver, Gloria Reuben, Jeremy Strong, David Warshofsky, David Strathairn, Walton Goggins and Lee Pace. He is currently filming Tim Burton's Dark Shadows in London. In related news, the Orlando Sentinel got a chance to talk to Spielberg about the film, which he'll shoot in the »

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Breaking Bad, Season 4, Episode 7: ‘Problem Dog’

29 August 2011 12:30 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Breaking Bad, Season 4, Episode 7: “Problem Dog”

Written by Peter Gould

Directed by Peter Gould

Airs Sundays at 10pm Et on AMC

First off: there is a very good chance that “Problem Dog” contains a piece of television history. David Costabile, who has continued to leave an indelible impression as doomed chemist Gale Boetticher, earned himself a Guest Star credit this week for an appearance that must have totaled around a half-second. Someone with a greater knowledge of TV history will have to get back to me on if this peculiar feat has ever been bested.

We’re officially beyond the halfway mark this week, and Season Four’s pace has yet to quicken significantly – if anything, Gilligan and his writing squad have taken the slow-boil principle of the previous season and taken it a little bit further. Since Gus’s bloody flare-up in the premiere, Breaking Bad has mostly »

- Simon Howell

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Breaking Bad Season 4, Episode 5 Preview: ‘Shotgun’

13 August 2011 3:43 AM, PDT | BuzzFocus.com | See recent BuzzFocus.com news »

At the end of last week’s awesome episode of Breaking Bad –titled “Bullet Points” — we saw Jesse (Aaron Paul) being driven off into the New Mexico desert, to an unknown destination by a rather annoyed yet professional Mike (Jonathan Banks). Does that mean we’ll be witnessing the end of Captain Cook this Sunday? The episode’s title happens to be “Shotgun”, so Jesse’s demise may happen. Or it may not. I have a theory, as I’m sure many others have as well, that Jesse won’t meet a fatal end when we next tune in. Instead, Mike is going to take him under his wing. He’s going to turn the numb yet reckless Jesse into a killing machine, to build on what he already did to poor, hapless and now dead Gale (David Costabile). He’s going to make Jesse a “Little Mike”, or better »

- Mo Fathelbab

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‘Breaking Bad’ Season 4 Episode 4 Review: Bullet Points

8 August 2011 8:56 AM, PDT | BuzzFocus.com | See recent BuzzFocus.com news »

Last week, I gave a so-so review for “Open House”. It wasn’t that I didn’t like it. As a matter of fact, I thought most of the episode was good. But the resolutions to the plots regarding Walt (Bryan Cranston) and Skylar (Anna Gunn) buying the car wash and Hank (David Norris) winding up with Gale’s (David Costabile) notebook were a bit telegraphed. The resolutions needed to happen, most especially the one involving the notebook, so we could get a back-to-be-amazing episode like tonight’s “Bullet Points.” It is very much like how The Sopranos (Breaking Bad’s television soulmate) was structured from Season Four-on. The episode starts off with literal bullet points as Mike (Jonathan Banks) single handedly offs two machine gun-wielding Mexican cartel thugs who were attempting to stop a truck shipment of some sorts from Gus’ (Giancarlo Esposito) Los Pollos Hermanos. (Something tells me »

- Mo Fathelbab

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Lee Pace Joins Steven Spielberg’s ‘Lincoln’

28 July 2011 7:30 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

The latest to join Steven Spielberg's Lincoln is Lee Pace, the Pushing Daisies vet who led the cast of Tarsem's The Fall, has survived the Twilight series and will be seen at the end of next year playing Elven King Thranduil in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Before he goes to New Zealand to work with Peter Jackson, however, the actor will play one-time New York City mayor Fernando Wood, an early Confederate supporter. A bit more info on his character and a recap of the rest of the already-massive Lincoln cast is after the break. Fernando Wood, a one-time New York mayor and former Congressman was elected to his second New York mayoral term in 1860, and in 1861 suggested that New York secede to become a 'free city,' the better to continue cotton trade with the Confederacy. That obviously didn't happen, but it wasn't the death of his political career. »

- Russ Fischer

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‘Breaking Bad’ Episode 4.2 Review: ‘Thirty-Eight Snub’

25 July 2011 3:29 AM, PDT | BuzzFocus.com | See recent BuzzFocus.com news »

The shocking murders of Gale (David Costabile) and Victor (Jeremiah Bitsui) hung in the air like the stickiness of a humid summer’s day in “Thirty-Eight Snub”. The aftermath is fraught, filled with reflection, acceptance, and most importantly, preparation for the inevitable. Breaking Bad has never pretended to be a spiritual show. Yes, it started off with Walt (Bryan Cranston) receiving a dreadful diagnosis of lung cancer but spirituality has never been truly in play. And yes, Walt went into the meth making business in order to leave a nice nest egg for his family after his (what he thought was to be soon) passing but he never once contemplated the philosophical concerns of “what next?” He went from one day into the next, more worried about money and not getting caught then trying to answer that question. The first scene of tonight’s episode, where Walt meets with an »

- Mo Fathelbab

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TV Review: Breaking Bad, 4.1 – “Box Cutter”

18 July 2011 3:45 PM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

The wait between television seasons is never an easy one, especially when the show in question is as thrilling, character-driven, tense, and unpredictable as Vince Gilligan’s Breaking Bad. That wait becomes almost unbearable when you’re faced with a cliffhanger as dramatic as that of season three: Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) racing to save the life of Walter White (Bryan Cranston), his only chance of survival resting on the murder of an innocent man.

Season three culminated on the image of Jesse firing his gun towards the camera, implicating the death of chemist and all-round nice guy, Gale (David Costabile). There was speculation as to whether Jesse did indeed shoot Gale – it isn’t made completely clear, but Gilligan confirmed the fact months before season 4′s premiere: the shot wasn’t supposed to be speculative, only definitive, and pushed to convey that both Walt and »

- Tom Barnard

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‘Breaking Bad’ Season 4 Premiere Review: You Could Cut the Tension with a ‘Box Cutter’

18 July 2011 8:21 AM, PDT | BuzzFocus.com | See recent BuzzFocus.com news »

There are a number of people we can blame for Gale’s (David Costabile) shocking death at the end of Breaking Bad Season Three: Walt (Bryan Cranston) for issuing the order to murder him, Jesse (Aaron Paul) for pulling the trigger, Victor (Jeremiah Bitsui) for not stopping Jesse in time, and Gus (Giancarlo Esposito) for pushing Walt and Jesse into a preverbal corner that forced them to take the drastic measure. In the Season Four premiere, “Box Cutter”, the shows makes no bones about who we should all really blame: Gale himself. In the Teaser, we flashback to what seems to be weeks ago (which is probably sometime between Seasons Two and Three), back to when Gale was still with us on this Earth, helping Gus set up what would ultimately be the state-of-the-art meth lab underneath the industrial Laundromat. Even though he can make a product that is 96% pure, »

- Mo Fathelbab

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