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Paul Walker tribute: Universal and the ‘Fast and Furious’ cast and crew pay homage to the recently deceased actor (photo: Paul Walker in ‘Fast & Furious 6′) The Tribute to Paul Walker put out by Universal Pictures’ "Fast & Furious" YouTube account, will likely please fans of the movie franchise — clearly the video’s target audience. Walker died at the age of 40 on November 30, 2013, in a car crash in the town of Santa Clarita, located in the northern outskirts of Los Angeles County. Walker’s friend and business partner, 38-year-old former Porsche racing-car driver Roger Rodas, who was at the wheel, was also killed in the accident. Check out the Paul Walker Tribute below. Now, of course, the Paul Walker Tribute also happens to be a The Fast and the Furious tribute, as no other Paul Walker movie is shown in the two-minute clip. Walker, playing former cop Brian O’Conner, was »
- Anna Robinson
Us actor Paul Walker tragically passed away yesterday (November 30), aged 40, after he was involved in a fatal car collision.
With a career spanning almost 30 years, the actor achieved success in modelling, TV and film and was known worldwide for his role as Brian O'Conner in the Fast & Furious franchise.
Digital Spy pays tribute to the late star, as we name five of Walker's most memorable movie roles.
Walker's best known role was undoubtedly that of police officer Brian O'Conner in the Fast & Furious franchise. The actor was propelled to worldwide prominence when he appeared as the undercover agent in 2001's The Fast and The Furious - which grossed over $200 million on a $38 million budget - before reprising the role in all but one of the five sequels.
At the time of his death, Walker was working on the seventh instalment of the series, Fast & Furious »
The trio's Ghost Brothers of Darkland County recently completed a 20-city tour across the country that kicked off in Mellencamp's home state of Indiana. It played such cities as Nashville, Tennessee, and Minneapolis, Minnesota (on Halloween night) before wrapping up Nov. 6 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. But Burnett, who has already produced an album based on the musical, wants more dates to come from the touring production, which stars actor Bruce Greenwood.
"The production is talking about it and I just heard about some potential dates," Burnett told me in a recent phone interview from Los Angeles. "It's my aim to continue it. I'm going to stick with them on it. I love the piece."
King wrote the libretto for Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, »
- Tim Lammers
Odd List Ryan Lambie Simon Brew 28 Nov 2013 - 06:04
Our series of lists devoted to underappreciated films brings us to the year 2000, and another 25 overlooked gems...
The new millennium brought with it an eclectic range of hit films. Hong Kong action director John Woo brought us Mission: Impossible II, the most profitable film of the year at the box office. Ridley Scott enjoyed one of the biggest critical and financial successes of his career with Gladiator, while Robert Zemeckis created a memorable drama with Tom Hanks and a ball named Wilson in Cast Away.
From a comic book movie standpoint, 2000 was also a key year. X-Men not only established a successful film franchise which is still going, with X-Men: Days Of Future Past out next year, but also headed up a wave of big-budget Marvel adaptations which shows no sign of slowing down.
As ever, we've travelled far outside the »
Fifty Shades of Grey fans meet Kate Kavanaugh. Universal Pictures and Focus Features has hired newcomer Eloise Mumford to play Anastasia Steele’s confident blonde roommate and best friend in the upcoming adaptation of the bestselling novel.
Mumford made her television debut in 2010, starring in the short-lived Fox series Lone Star. She went on to appear in the Dreamworks series The River opposite Bruce Greenwood, which helped her land a deal with ABC studios.
- Nicole Sperling
The disturbing case of the West Memphis Three is the subject of Atom Egoyan’s latest effort, Devil’s Knot. The true tale of three young boys who were tried, convicted, and ultimately released after serving 18 years in prison has been the subject of no less than four documentaries over the past two decades, most notably the Paradise Lost trilogy and West of Memphis. Now Egoyan is trying his hand at a dramatized account of the ritualistic murders of three 8-year-old boys in 1993.
Devil’s Knot chooses to focus on the immediate aftermath of the murders, the sensationalized trial of the three accused teens and the disruption of the peaceful community in West Memphis, Arkansas.
- Rachel West
The case of the West Memphis Three, three teens convicted of brutally murdering three young boys in Arkansas, became a cause célèbre, the subject of multiple documentaries that swayed public opinion and helped lead to their release — if not complete vindication — in 2011.
At the Toronto Film Festival, director Atom Egoyan unveiled his movie about the tragic events, which began in 1993. In Devil’s Knot, Reese Witherspoon plays the mother of one of the victims and Colin Firth plays an investigator who can’t help but suspect that the town’s paranoia fueled a rush to judgment that landed three innocent kids in jail. »
- Jeff Labrecque
The first trailer has been released for the West Memphis Three film, Devil's Knot. The movie tells the true story Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin, and Jessie Misskelley, who were wrongly convicted for the May 1993 killings of three 8-year-old boys from West Memphis, Ark. 18 years later they were finally released from prison. I've been following their story for years. There has been a series of documentaries made about the story, and now we have this feature film.
The movie was directed by Atom Egoyan, and it stars Colin Firth, Reese Witherspoon, Dane DeHaan, Mireille Enos, Bruce Greenwood, Elias Koteas, Stephen Moyer, and Amy Ryan. The movie premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival where it was met with mixed reviews, but it looks to me like it's going to be a solid film. Here's the detailed synopsis.
Atom Egoyan dramatizes the fallout from the notorious 1993 West Memphis murders, focusing on the »
- Joey Paur
Like most Americans living today, I was born after November 22, 1963, so I don't remember John F. Kennedy and can't tell you where I was when news broke of his assassination. So here's what I know about the man, his presidency, and his death, thanks to the history professors of Hollywood.
Let me see if I have this right: JFK was a handsome man with the charisma of a movie star. (Indeed, he had connections to Hollywood through his father, a onetime movie producer; through his brother-in-law Peter Lawford and fellow Rat Packer Frank Sinatra; and through his torrid affair with Marilyn Monroe.) Through his youth, good looks, charisma, and forward-looking rhetoric, he inspired a nation to stop wearing hats, build rockets to the moon, and join the Peace Corps. His even more attractive, youthful, stylish, and patrician wife Jackie swept out the dowdy cobwebs of the Eisenhower years and turned »
- Gary Susman
Devil's Knot has released its first trailer.
Based on the true story of the West Memphis Three, the film centres around a woman (Witherspoon) whose 8-year-old son is one of three children found murdered in the local woods.
Firth plays a private investigator hired by the Satanists that stand accused of the killings, who together with the mother begin to suspect that the truth may be far more horrible.
Devil's Knot will arrive in 2014. »
Atom Egoyan's Devil's Knot has a first poster in, showing stars Colin Firth and Reese Witherspoon. The Weinstein Co release has yet to find a release date, sometime in 2014 and is based on the book "Devil's Knot: The True Story of the West Memphis Three" by Mara Leveritt. Also on board this talented cast are Dane DeHaan, Mireelle Enos, Collette Wolfe, Kevin Durant, Bruce Greenwood, Elias Koteas, Stephen Moyer, Judd Lormand, Alessandro Nivola and Amy Ryan. Scott Derrickson and Paul Harris Boardman wrote the screenplay for the film produced by Elizabeth Fowler, Clark Peterson and Richard Saperstein. Atom Egoyan's haunting true mystery about who killed three children in a small town. The police identify three teens, aka the West Memphis Three, as committing »
Devil’S Knot is based on the same-titled best-selling novel Mara Leveritt and charts the police investigation and subsequent charge and conviction of three teens local – aka the West Memphis Three – for the alleged satanic ritualistic murders of the three little boys. However, thrust in the midst of a media storm, devastated mother Pam Hobbs (played by Reese Witherspoon) and investigator Ron Lax (Colin Firth) suspect that the truth is even more frightening!
Joining the two Oscar-winners is the impressive supporting cast of Alessandro Nivola, Amy Ryan, Bruce Greenwood, Dane DeHaan, Mireille Enos, Kevin Durand, Stephen Moyer and Elias Koteas in the film directed by Atom Egoyan and adapted by Scott Derrickson and Paul Harris Boardman.
Only hours ago did we bring you the first haunting poster for true mystery centred on the infamous killing of young trio in Arkansas in 1993, now we can bring you the first trailer by »
- Craig Hunter
The first trailer for Atom Egoyan's West Memphis Three drama Devil's Knot is now available. The film stars Reese Witherspoon as the mother of one of the victims and Colin Firth as the private investigator who worked for the accused. Devil's Knot follows the true story of the case in which three teenagers were wrongfully charged with murdering three young boys in West Memphis, Arkansas in the 1990s. You can read up on Matt's review of the film from Tiff here. The film also stars Dane DeHaan, Mireille Enos, Bruce Greenwood, Elias Koteas, Stephen Moyer, Alessandro Nivola, and Amy Ryan. Hit the jump to watch the trailer. Watch the Devil's Knot trailer below (via Bleeding Cool): Synopsis: A haunting true mystery about the infamous killing of three children in a small Arkansas town. The police charge and convict three teens, aka the West Memphis Three, for committing the »
- Dave Trumbore
The first trailer and poster for Atom Egoyan's Devil's Knot arrived online today, a film that was picked up by Image Entertainment out of the Toronto Film Festival where I was able to see it, but wasn't at all moved. In fact, my "D" review may have been a little kind given how empty and generic the film actually is. Based on the well-known story of the West Memphis Three the film tells the story of the three teens arrested and charged with killing three children in a small Arkansas town. As I said in my review, the film just beats around the bush, and tells "a dramatized interpretation of the story that is nothing more than a Cliff's Notes version of the events that lead up to the conviction of Damien Echols, Jessie Misskelley, Jr. and Jason Baldwin rather than the 18 years that followed, which are tidily addressed »
- Brad Brevet
While the starry faces of Oscar-winners Reese Witherspoon and Colin Firth feature at the top of this first poster for harrowing crime thriller Devil’S Knot, it’s that image below that really hits hard. Those familiar with the West Memphis Three, in particular Bruce Sinofsky and Joe Berlinger’s acclaimed and unforgettable trio of Paradise Lost documentaries, as well as Amy Berg’s recent West Of Memphis, may be intrigued to see the feature film centred of the horrifying events in Arkansas during 1993.
Witherspoon leads as traumatised mother Pam Hobbs, the mother of Steve Branch (one of the three children brutally butchered on The Robin Hood Hills) with Firth as the late lawyer Ron Lax, a man defending three teenagers charged with the boys’ sadistic murders. The impressive supporting cast includes Alessandro Nivola, Bruce Greenwood, Dane DeHaan, Mireille Enos, Kevin Durand, Stephen Moyer and Elias Koteas.
The film is »
- Craig Hunter
Perhaps not as sturdy or as developed as it is with Cannes or Tiff, Atom Egoyan’s relationship with Sundance remains a good one when you double his output of films directed (Next of Kin and Exotica) with films that he exec-produced in The Saddest Music in the World and Away From Her. Formerly going by the title of “Queen of the Night,” The Captive features Ryan Reynolds, Egoyan lucky charm Scott Speedman, Rosario Dawson, Mireille Enos, Kevin Durand, Alexia Fast and the almost always dependable Bruce Greenwood in what should be some welcome genre diversion at the fest and one that will make us forget about the poorly executed Devil’s Knot.
Gist: Written by Egoyan & David Fraser, a pick up truck pulls off the highway at a diner. Confident that his young daughter is safe in the back seat and promising to return with ice cream, the father »
- Eric Lavallee
A shared Discovery/Science Channel telecast, “The Challenger Disaster” approaches the 27-year-old tragedy like an elaborate jigsaw puzzle, with William Hurt cast as the eccentric physicist who put the pieces together. Daring to focus on the painstaking aspects of scientific inquiry, the movie approaches the story with enough time having passed to feel fresh, emerging as a small but engaging international production – one that feels pretty timeless in its look at cover-your-ass bureaucracy – helped by first-class casting that in addition to Hurt includes Bruce Greenwood and Brian Dennehy.
Hurt plays Dr. Richard Feynman, a brilliant California physicist, avowed atheist and cancer patient who, in the wake of the Challenger explosion (tastefully dealt with via video in the first five minutes), is enlisted by a former student to join the presidential commission assembled to find out what happened.
Reluctant at first, once there Feynman becomes the proverbial bull in a china shop, »
- Brian Lowry
Science Channel and BBC land William Hurt and other fine actors to make the space shuttle tragedy into a surprisingly solid biopic worth watching.
Everybody wants in the scripted game, but most firsts are painful lessons in just how hard it is to get fiction right. That first comedy is often lame. That first drama often pales in comparison to what’s already out there. Channels devoted to unscripted fare often find that diversifying their content is easier in concept than execution.
However, in something of a miracle or at least a wonderful surprise, the Science Channel, in association with the BBC, has delivered a little gem in The Challenger Disaster (Nov. 16, 9 p.m., also shown on Discovery).
Photos: 18 Big-Screen Space Disasters
Feynman is »
- Tim Goodman
Among my peers, I am the Batman fan. A lot of the time, however, I am also the only Batman fan (or comic book fan in general). So taking things to the Internet instead of driving my friends crazy allows for great discussions to occur with other Gothamites – though, unfortunately, there’s no escaping the venomous conversations there, either. Batman fans can quickly become mama bear if and/or when their perceived notion of Batman is challenged. Take the casting of Ben Affleck as precedence, and how the news quickly rose to the top of the Twittersphere.
It doesn’t end with Ben Affleck, of course – there are lots of notions that Batman fans tend to get antsy about. Here are the top 10 most sensitive Batman-related arguments amongst Batman purists, many of which a lot of fans seem to have got totally and utterly wrong…
10. Batman Voice Acting
- Sven Adam Svantesson
Charles Binamé directs this $7 million-budget adaptation of Nicolas Billon's play of the same name.
The story follows a psychiatrist investigating the disappearance of his colleague. He questions a disturbed patient (Dolan) and finds himself caught in a complex mind game.
Filming will begin shortly in Montreal. Dolan will squeeze in the picture before he sets to work on directing his next film "Mommy".
Source: Global News »
- Garth Franklin
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