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Read More: 'The Diary of a Teenage Girl' Leads 25th Ifp Gotham Independent Film Awards Nominations The Independent Filmmaker Project (Ifp) has just announced the presenters for its 25th Anniversary Ifp Gotham Awards. Presenters will include Glenn Close, Topher Grace, Mariska Hargitay, Robert De Niro, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Harvey Keitel, Cynthia Nixon, Julianne Moore, Sarah Paulson, Rosie Perez, Dan Rather, Michael Shannon (who is nominated for Best Actor for "99 Homes") and Julie Taymor. Close, De Niro, Iñárritu, Keitel and Moore were past Tribute honorees at previous ceremonies. This year, the ceremony will give out 10 competitive awards, including Best Feature, Best Documentary, Best Actor, Best Actress (presenting sponsor euphoria Calvin Klein), Best Screenplay, Breakthrough Actor, the Bingham Ray »
- Kate Erbland
The 25th Annual Gotham Awards has recruited some of Hollywood’s biggest names for an evening in the Big Apple, as Julianne Moore, Robert De Niro, Mariska Hargitay, Alejandro Iñárritu and Dan Rather have been announced as presenters. Put on by the Independent Filmmaker Project, the evening will present ten competitive categories in addition to tribute prizes for Helen Mirren and Robert Redford, director Todd Haynes and “The Revenant” producer Steve Golin. Additional presenters at the Nov. 30 ceremony include Glenn Close, Topher Grace, Harvey Keitel, Sarah Paulson, Rosie Perez, Michael Shannon and director Julie Taymor, to be hosted at Wall Street. »
- Matt Donnelly
On Demand DVD New Releases Nov. 23-29 American Ultra Mike seems to be an ordinary guy who enjoys indulging in the “high life,” but there is more to him than meets the eye. When the government who trained him targets him, it becomes apparent that the combination of being high and the training he’s received make him extremely hard to handle. Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Topher Grace (R, 1:36) 11/24 No Escape American businessman Jack Dwyer moves his family to Southeast Asia, where they quickly find themselves in the middle of a violent political uprising. As they frantically seek a … Continue reading →
The post On Demand DVD New Releases Nov. 23-29 appeared first on Channel Guide Magazine. »
- Meredith Ennis
Tie-in video games are nothing new in the moviemaking or televisual world. Through these spin-off products, we can play out adventures featuring our favourite characters without having to leave the house.
Most of the time, though, said characters don’t sound quite right. For financial reasons, you’ll often see a different voice cast step in to replace the overly expensive stars from the original film or TV version. Admittedly, these stand-ins do a very good job from time to time. But you can always tell the difference.
Sometimes, though, providing a rare treat for fans, actors can be convinced – by money, passion or a good script - to reprise their iconic film or TV characters once more for a video game adventure. Here are 32 games that featured instances of this incredibly fun phenomenon… »
"To know we're doing a journalistic thriller with the grandfather of all those movies is 'All the President's Men,' and also one of my personal favorite films," explains actor Topher Grace during our recent video chat (watch below) about why he wanted to join the cast of "Truth." He co-stars with Robert Redford, who headlined that 1976 Best Picture nominee, so "to know he was going to be in" the new project as "an ode to those films... I want to know where to get in line." -Break- Subscribe to Gold Derby Breaking News Alerts & Experts’ Latest Oscar Predictions Grace also reveals that "there were so many reasons" to be involved including the script written by James Vanderbilt (who also directs for the first time) and working with two-time Oscar champ Cate Blanchett. He says he would "honestly like to do a bad movie" just to work with her. »
A fascinating look at the pitfalls of modern journalism, and a compelling portrait of a journalist who paid a high price for letting them trip her up. I’m “biast” (pro): I believe reality has a liberal bias
I’m “biast” (con): nothing
I have not read the source material
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
Right, so, in September 2004, CBS’s newsmagazine 60 Minutes aired a story about recently uncovered military memos from the 1970s that appeared to offer some background to the fact — undisputed fact — that then U.S. President George W. Bush had failed to fulfill the requirements of his service in the Texas Air National Guard, which was itself a way for him to dodge the draft and avoid being sent to Vietnam. And almost instantly afterward, the authenticity of the memos came under attack. Not the content of the memos, but »
- MaryAnn Johanson
There were no tell-tale signs of a romance or even just romantic chemistry between Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher when they were on That '70s Show, according to co-star Topher Grace, who says it's "so great" they ended up together. The actor, who played main star Eric Forman on the hit sitcom, talked about the married couple on Andy Cohen's Bravo talk show Watch What Happens Live on Tuesday. "Was there a sign that Mila and Ashton were, like, meant to be together, in any way?" the host asked. "It's funny, 'cause it's fascinating to everyone but it's fascinating to people in the cast, too," Grace said. »
You might think Topher Grace had the inside track on Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher, given that he spent the better part of eight years with them on That '70s Show, but you'd be wrong. According to the actor, 37, there were no signs back in the day that the costars would someday be married with a baby. "You know, it's funny, 'cause it's fascinating to everyone, but it's fascinating to people in the cast, too," he told Andy Cohen during Watch What Happens Live on Tuesday, [...] »
Screenwriter Max Landis (Chronicle) breaks down the unique approach to the action movie genre in our exclusive preview for American Ultra. Before you pick up this action-comedy on Digital HD Novmeber 10, you can take a look at new behind-the-scenes footage, while Max Landis compares his story to Scream, since it pokes fun at the genre while delivering thrilling scenes. We also hear from producer David Alpert (The Walking Dead) and star Tony Hale (Veep), who discuss their thoughts on the writer's unique script.
Jesse Eisenberg (Now You See Me) and Kristen Stewart (The Twilight Saga) star as two slackers-turned-secret weapons in American Ultra. The movie arrives on Digital HD November 10, and on Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital) and On Demand November 24 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The knockout adventure from the director of the hit comedy Project X also stars Topher Grace, Connie Britton, »
Chicago – One of the indications of how the story depicted in “Truth” still resonates was that the CBS Network refused to show advertising for it. The film is a lesson in messing with true power – CBS News went after the ruthless Bush administration during an election year, and they went down.
This is a story told from the side of Mary Mapes, a news producer for “60 Minutes II.” In 2004, she received a document that supposedly proved that a younger George W. Bush went Awol from his National Guard service during the Vietnam War era. Relying on a few sources, and some signature and document experts, the show broadcast the story through CBS News anchor Dan Rather. What happened next is indicative of modern journalism, and messing with power. The story was called out as false on the internet – based on the damning document itself – and the production staff fell like a house of cards. »
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As Sony and Marvel prepare to relaunch Spider-Man with Captain America: Civil War and the subsequent 2017 solo reboot, Sam Raimi – director the original Spider-Man trilogy – has revealed that he’d love to return to the franchise.
“I messed up on the third one,” admitted Raimi. “I think they’re so complete now, Marvel. They probably don’t need me anymore. But if they needed me? I’d love to [return]. It’s great to be wanted.”
- Gary Collinson
Truth is the story of "CBS News" anchor Dan Rather and producer Mary Mapes whose careers were ruined when they were criticized for an investigation that they did on President George W. Bush's military service back in 2004.
With six new clips, it's evident that Truth is going to be another powerhouse performance from Blanchett. She also is receiving raves for her role in Carol, which hits theatres later this year. Redford is perfectly cast as the famous news anchor which also stars Dennis Quaid, Elisabeth Moss, Topher Grace, and Bruce Greenwood.
It's a big year for journalism in film, as later this year sees another true story about investigative journalism with Tom McCarthy's Spotlight. Between these two films, we're bound to get a good dose of scandal. Truth hits theatres today. Check out the six clips below. »
- Adriana Floridia
By Cate Marquis
Truth examines the events around the 2004 “60 Minutes” report on then president George W. Bush’s military service, which led to Dan Rather’s resignation and producer Mary Mapes’ firing. But in truth, the film is as much about the pitfalls of news reporting under the pressure of the 24-hour news cycle, and journalism’s traditional mission, the search for truth. Viewers may think they already know this story but, like the document at the center, not all is what it seems, and the truth is more complicated.
Robert Redford plays Dan Rather and Cate Blanchett plays his long-time producer Mary Mapes, in this drama based on Mapes’ book “Truth and Duty: The Press, The President, and The Privilege of Power.” The report, which aired in the heated atmosphere of a presidential election, purported to show that George W. Bush not only used family connections to obtain »
- Movie Geeks
If things had gone slightly differently, then Topher Grace's take on the character of Venom in Spider-Man 3 would be regarded a whole lot more positively. However, for all the qualities of Sam Raimi's third Spider-Man movie, most concede it's cramped, over-stuffed with villains, and Venom suffers badly for it.
"I know the movie did well for Sony, but I also know »
More than ever, blockbuster filmmaking goes far beyond what happens during the shoot. Directors and actors have to spend almost as much time engaged with fans who have their own expectations, dealing with what the studio wants to see from the box office performance of the picture, continually tweaking the package for mainstream consumption, all while trying to put their stamp on the material. It's enough to drive anyone crazy, but Sam Raimi did it three times over. Forever changing the game with his "Spider-Man" series, the director perhaps faced the most vitriol from fans for his overstuffed "Spider-Man 3," which was also the film that faced the most studio interference. Eight years on, Sony has already rebooted Spider-Man, and will now team with Marvel to reboot the character again, but Topher Grace, who played Venom, defends Raimi's final effort from the haters. "I know the movie did well for Sony, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Sometime next year, Sony and Marvel will go into production on their new Spider-Man reboot, starring Tom Holland as Peter Parker, the third different incarnation of this beloved comic book character in the past 15 years. One of the reasons Spider-Man was rebooted in the first place was 2007's Spider-Man 3, which was deemed a failure by many, despite taking in $890.8 million worldwide and scoring a 63% "Fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes. While promoting his new film Truth, which opened in limited release last weekend, Topher Grace, who played the villain Venom in Spider-Man 3, acknowledged that many fans weren't happy with the sequel, although he had nothing but praise for director Sam Raimi.
"I know the movie did well for Sony, but I also know a lot of people weren't happy with it. I think Sam is so talented. I remember one time I was on ninth unit. (Laughs.) Ninth unit? »
As we head towards our third reboot of the Spider-Man movie series in just over a decade, a lot of comic book fans are still upset over the much-maligned Spider-Man 3. Recently Sam Raimi admitted that the film didn’t turn out the way he would have liked, but one man who is willing to jump to its defense (apart from Joss Whedon of course) is Topher Grace, who left popular sitcom That 70s Show to star as Eddie Brock/Venom in the movie.
“I know the movie did well for Sony, but I also know a lot of people weren’t happy with it,” he told The Hollywood Reporter while promoting his latest film Truth. “I think Sam [Raimi] is so talented. I remember one time I was on ninth unit. (Laughs.) Ninth unit? It’s like he’s running a small country. This summer, there was a movie like »
- Luke Owen
Sam Raimi.s Spider-Man 3 isn.t a good movie. It.s about as bad a superhero movie as we are bound to see. And yet, those involved in the film are still able to say that it is a successful movie. to a certain extent. Topher Grace . the absolute Worst choice to play brooding psychopath Eddie Brock in Raimi.s Spider-Man sequel . was doing press for the controversial drama Truth when he decided to bend the truth a little in his old film.s favor. Asked about Spider-Man 3, Grace took the financial high road, telling THR: I know the movie did well for Sony, but I also know a lot of people weren't happy with it. I think Sam is so talented. . He was like the president of a small country . by the way, [Spider-Man 3] had the gross national income of a small country, too. I have huge respect »
Despite making money, there's little doubt that the third film in Sam Raimi's "Spider-Man" trilogy was seen as a complete mess. One of the problems was the inclusion of Venom, an iconic Spidey villain that was shoehorned in at the request of the producers.
Topher Grace, who played the role, was recently asked by THR about Sam Raimi's recent comments that the threequel didn't turn out the way he hoped. The actor has nothing but praise for Raimi, but acknowledges there was issues:
"I know the movie did well for Sony, but I also know a lot of people weren't happy with it. I think Sam is so talented. I remember one time I was on ninth unit. (Laughs.) Ninth unit? It's like he's running a small country....
This summer, there was a movie like that where people are just slamming a big studio movie. I would love »
- Garth Franklin
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