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Brit actor Charlie Cox ("Boardwalk Empire") plays Marvel Comics' "Daredevil" and Vincent D'Onofrio" is 'Kingpin' in the new Marvel/Netflix live-action series TV pilot "Daredevil", directed by Phil Abraham :
"...Marvel is proud to announce that acclaimed writer, director and producer Steven S. DeKnight ("Spartacus") has joined 'Marvel's Daredevil' as Executive Producer & Showrunner on the all-new 13-episode series premiering on Netflix in 2015.
"Drew Goddard, who also wrote the first two episodes, will continue to serve as Executive Producer on 'Marvel"s Daredevil' as he writes and preps Sony's 'The Amazing Spider-Man' spin-off film, 'The Sinister Six'..."
"...living in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of New York City, 'Matt Murdock' is blinded by a radioactive substance that falls from an oncoming vehicle.
"While he no longer can see, »
- Michael Stevens
Miss Julie explores the implications of a forbidden romance unfolding in 1890s County Fermanagh in Ireland.
The film centres on Miss Julie's (Chastain) seduction of her wealthy father's valet Jean (Farrell), which ignites a passionate affair between the two.
Norwegian actress and filmmaker Liv Ullmann directs Miss Julie. Ullmann is also a Golden Globe-winning and Academy Award-nominated actress, best known for her work with iconic director Ingmar Bergman.
There is no Us or UK release date for Miss Julie yet. »
So…what do I mean by “What the F**k?” Movies? These are the films that, upon completing your viewing, you seriously worry about the director’s sanity. Or you can’t really comprehend what you just saw. Or you know what you watched was something magical, but can’t really put the pieces together in your mind. Or, worse, you know what happened, but certifiably it’s insane. But with this “definition” comes a few caveats: no horror films and no fully animated films. Those genres lean a little too crazy to begin with – it’s more fun to look at films that force a sense of realism, even if it’s just on the surface.
50. Southland Tales (2007)
Directed by: Richard Kelly
- Joshua Gaul
The Lindsay Lohan list of sexual partners that caused so much controversy earlier this year is back and Lindsay has said she thinks it was ''cruel'' that a list of her famous former lovers was made public. The 'Mean Girls' actress wrote down stars she claimed to have slept with - including Colin Farrell, Justin Timberlake, The Wanted singer Max George and Coldplay's Guy Berryman - and when the list was made public, it was alleged she had left the note in a bar, but she insists she only wrote down the men's names as part of an exercise in rehab. She said: ''I wrote it when I was at the Betty Ford (rehab) clinic. ''Writing that was one of my steps in AA (Alcoholics Anonymous). ''The anonymity of that should never have been leaked - someone stole that and put it out. ''And that's a really cruel thing to do. »
Based on a play written by August Strindberg in 1888, Miss Julie is directed by Liv Ullman (Faithless) – who also adapted the screenplay – and stars Jessica Chastain, Colin Farrell and Samantha Morton. Though we’ve seen a few photos from the film, today brings with it the first trailer for the romantic drama, ahead of its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival next month.
The story centres on the daughter of an aristocrat (Chastain), and the relationship she develops with her father’s valet (Farrell), who is betrothed to the household cook (Morton). As she encourages the valet to seduce her, their connection is explored, along with themes of class conflict and competition.
The synopsis is as follows:
“Taking place at a large country estate in Britain over the course of one 1880s midsummer night, Miss Julie explores the brutal flirtatious power struggle between Julie and John – a young aristocratic »
- Sarah Myles
What’s new, what’s hot, and what you may have missed, now available to stream.
streaming now, while it’s still in cinemas
Lilting: heartbreakingly lovely film about the seemingly insurmountable distances between us when sharing grief is too painful [my review] [Curzon Home Cinema]
streaming now, before it’s on dvd
Locke: we say things like, “Oh, I’d watch that guy read the phone book,” and this is almost that, except it really is absolutely riveting, and that’s no joke; a tour de force for Tom Hardy [my review] [iTunes UK]
streaming now, before it’s on dvd
Locke: we say things like, “Oh, I’d watch that guy read the phone book,” and this is almost that, except it really is absolutely riveting, and that’s no joke; a tour de force for Tom Hardy [my review] [Amazon UK Instant Video]
new to stream
- MaryAnn Johanson
In a recent interview with USA Today, the Mad Men actress smiled when asked about the buzz, before telling the paper that she hasn’t been approached by HBO — at least “not in the way everyone is talking about… I had to ask my own people, ‘Have you not told me something?'”
Moss isn’t perturbed by the headlines, »
It really is impressive how versatile Jessica Chastain is. As her Oscar nominations will attest, she’s equally convincing as a bubbly Southern misfit as she is a hardened CIA agent. Now she looks poised to knock our socks off again in the new Miss Julie trailer. Chastain plays the title character, an upper-class woman with […]
- Angie Han
Like some elaborate act of God and conspiracy that crosses timelines and layers of philosophy and perspective worthy of True Detective itself, a dense conversation has formed over the last week regarding whether True Detective showrunner Nic Pizzolato plagiarized the character and idea of Rust Cohle off of similar ideas in the book Conspiracies Against the Human Race by Thomas Ligotti. The debate first started when writer Mike Davis over at The Lovecraft Zine posted an interview he conducted with the head of Thomas Ligotti online, Jon Padgett. The article cites numerous instances of fairly similar expressions and turns of phrase that feel inspired by the Ligotti novel from 2010, including arguments that Pizzolato only brought up Ligotti in interviews when prodded and never alluded to the author on the DVD commentary. Padgett alleged that this was particularly serious because Rust’s character helped make the show unique:
The most egregious »
- Brian Welk
Suits are being pressed, dresses are being primped and red carpets are being steam cleaned as the Toronto International Film Festival gets ready to roll in a few weeks. And a new trailer is here for one of their highlight attractions, Liv Ullman's "Miss Julie." Jessica Chastain, Colin Farrell and Samantha Morton lead this period drama, based August Strindberg's acclaimed play, about the upstairs/downstairs romance that develops between a valet and a young aristocratic woman. Hot, corseted stuff! As you'll see in the trailer, it's all very elegant and tortured, and yes, we're really looking forward to it. No release dates or distributors yet for "Miss Julie." Watch below. [Vlicious] »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Some more news has surfaced surrounding the second season of HBO's True Detective. We've already heard that Colin Farrell and Taylor Kitsch were in talks to play two of three investigators in the story. Now according to The Wrap, Vince Vaughn is in talks with the cable network to play the central antagonist. They also report that Mad Men's Elisabeth Moss is looking to take on the female lead. If this all goes through, then this show is going to have a pretty incredible cast.
I've seen a lot of people complaining about Vaughn's possible part in the series, but I think the guy would be awesome. He may have made a lot silly comedies in his career, but the guy has acting chops, and I can see a series like this bringing out a side of the actor that no one has seen before. I think a lot »
- Joey Paur
Hey, remember that time in 2012 when Taylor Kitsch was poised to become the next great Hollywood leading man? And then he saw two $200M+ films tank in the span of two months and was flung into the depths of Failed Leading Man Hell to rot for all eternity? It turns out eternity isn’t as long as we expected, and instead it appears he was just biding his time in Failed Leading Man Purgatory. Now that he’s served his time, Kitsch is back, baby, to try this Hollywood star thing all over again. He’s working hard to secure a part in the second season of True Detective – a lofty goal sure, but it’s not quite “leading man” material — but who knows if Kitsch is even capable enough to wrench the spotlight away from folks like Colin Farrell or Elisabeth Moss. What he needs is to look at the big picture… with »
- Adam Bellotto
True Detective Season 2 Casting and Plot Details. Official plot details and casting rumors True Detective: Season 2 have been released for the HBO TV series. Vince Vaughn, Elisabeth Moss, Michelle Forbes, Colin Farrell, and Taylor Kitsch are all rumored for key roles in the series. On the plot of True [...]
Continue reading: True Detective: Season 2: Actors Circling, Character & Plot Points Released »
- Rollo Tomasi
With a bunch of casting news/rumors and plot points beginning to leak out about the second season of HBO’s acclaimed anthology series True Detective, I wanted to take another look at the talent surrounding the show. Basically, I’m thrilled to see that it’s really the one program out there that’s looking to be more like a movie than a TV show. Television has always been a very different medium than film, but True Detective is really working hard to bridge the gap, in a big way too. This next season, if it’s as good an as artful as the first, could really do it. On the inaugural season, it almost came as a shock how cinematic the series was. Series creator and writer Nic Pizzolatto created a blueprint for something that could have been just another procedural, but the talent that came together really elevated it. »
- Joey Magidson
The casting process for True Detective’s second season has become just about as complicated as Rust and Marty’s search for the Yellow King in season one. And if you add in the 21st-century problem of social media—which the Yellow King was not a big fan of—one could argue that it’s an even more complicated puzzle. For months, there have been rumors surrounding the number of leads—two! three! four!—and from there, rumors surrounding who will play those leads—Josh Brolin! Brad Pitt! Jessica Chastain!
At this point, the show’s creator, Nic Pizzolatto, has »
- Samantha Highfill
Elisabeth Moss could be the missing female lead in True Detective season two. E! News has confirmed the Mad Men star is in talks to join the HBO drama series for its upcoming second season. Moss, who shot to fame as Peggy Olson on the AMC period drama, would round out the four leads of the new season. Other names attached to True Detective season 2 are Vince Vaughn, Colin Farrell and Taylor Kitsch. The Wrap was first to report Moss' potential involvement with the series and also reports The Killing and True Blood veteran Michelle Forbes is in talks for a role in the upcoming second season. More: True Detective creator knows when the series will end? HBO has not commented on any casting speculation. True »
Further details have reportedly emerged about the second season of HBO's "True Detective" via The Wrap. Colin Farrell is nearing a deal to star, while Taylor Kitsch is the frontrunner to play the younger male lead. They will play two of the three central investigators for the season.
A story breakdown they've posted says the season begins with the death of 52-year-old Ben Caspar, the corrupt city manager of a fictional California city found brutally murdered on a lonely stretch of Pacific Coast Highway near Big Sur.
Three law enforcement officers from different cities and branches of the government are tasked with finding out who did it. Their investigation soon has much broader and darker implications than they initially thought.
On the one hand Caspar was involved in a potentially groundbreaking transportation deal that would forever change freeway gridlock in the state. On the other, the body had satanic symbols »
- Garth Franklin
Following the news that Vince Vaughn is in talks to play the central antagonist in season two of True Detective, plenty of new story details, possible casting decisions and even director’s being considered have started rolling in, and we have all the latest on the HBO drama for you right here.
While both Colin Farrell and Taylor Kitsch are in talks for two of the male leads, Mad Men star Elizabeth Moss is being eyed for True Detective’s female lead (there are said to be a total of four leading roles, only one of which is a woman), while Michelle Forbes (The Killing) is circling a key role in the drama as well.
The following is a spoiler-free synopsis of the series which gives us an idea of the direction that season two of True Detective will take when it returns to the small screen hopefully next year. »
- Josh Wilding
Yesterday, it was announced that Vince Vaughn is in early talks to take on one of four main roles in True Detective Season 2. Now, it looks like Mad Men star Elisabeth Moss is also circling one of these four lead characters, with The Killing's Michelle Forbes looking to sign on in some capacity as well.
If he signs on, Vince Vaughn will play the main protagonist, though it is noted that he may not necessarily be the villain or a murderer, as True Detective is primarily a mystery based series. Elisabeth Moss is eyeing the lead female detective, while it is not known which role Michelle Forbes is currently vying for.
Colin Farrell, who will star as the lead detective, is close to wrapping up his deal. Taylor Kitsch is still the frontrunner to play a younger detective. HBO has not yet confirmed any casting for the crime drama. »
Season one of True Detective was very much the dark horse TV success story of early 2014, so now there’s a lot of interest from the public in the development process of the anthology series’ second season. Creator and show writer Nic Pizzolatto has said that the new season of the crime/mystery drama will take place in California and feature four central players; in recent weeks, three of those key roles have taken a step closer to being filled, but are not yet officially off the table.
- Sandy Schaefer
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