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‘Divergent’ movie clip: Theo James shows ‘it’ to ‘Amazed’ Shailene Woodley "Do you want to see it?" Theo James’ Four asks Shailene Woodley’s Tris Prior before removing one of his garments in this new Divergent movie clip. "That’s amazing!" she tells him. (Photo: Shailene Woodley and Theo James in Divergent movie.) No, it’s not what you’re thinking. The "it" in question is a enormous tattoo that covers nearly all of Theo James’ back. That is what Shailene Woodley finds amazing. All the while, Ellie Goulding’s "Dead in the Water" plays in the background — I take that back, the song is actually heard in the foreground, as it’s about as loud as the dialogue between James and Woodley. See and hear the Divergent clip below. ‘Divergent’: ‘Thrilling action-adventure’ You wouldn’t be able to tell by looking at the soap opera-like clip, but Divergent »
- Zac Gille
Yeah! is going mobile, with AMC Networks set to launch an iPad version of the online movie rental service.
AMC introduced Yeah! in March as an alternative way to rent movies. Titles on the site are older films that are enhanced with interactive elements like polls, links to IMDb and exclusive interviews with the films’ directors and stars on the making of the movies offered up as it plays. There are typically 400 to 500 curated elements of information per pic.
Current enhanced titles include “Pulp Fiction,” “The Shining, No Country for Old Men,” “Dirty Dancing,” “A Nightmare on Elm Street,” “Blair Witch Project,” “Caddyshack,” “Superman: The Movie,” “Scream,” “Apocalypse Now Redux,” “The Expendables,” “Kick-Ass,” “Reservoir Dogs,” “Kill Bill 1 & 2,” “The Terminator,” “Clerks,” “Child’s Play,” “This is Spinal Tap,” “Jackie Brown” and “The Road Warrior,” with films staying on the service from one to two years.
- Marc Graser
Odd List Ryan Lambie Simon Brew 19 Dec 2013 - 06:30
Our journey through the lesser-known films of the 2000s continues. This week, it's 2003...
It was the year that Arnold Schwarzenegger went from Terminator actor to Governor of California, and when The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King dominated the global box office with a gross of more than $1bn. 2003 was also the year the Wachowskis' Matrix trilogy thundered to a close, the year Freddy Krueger clashed with Jason Voorhees in, er, Freddy Vs Jason, and the year Pixar scored another hit with Finding Nemo.
But as you've probably gathered by now, 2003 was also a year of quite brilliant, less lucrative films. The movies we've included in this week's list were chosen for a variety of reasons - some were ignored in cinemas, while others were harshly treated by critics. Some were modestly popular or given awards on release, »
After the explosive box office success of Lionsgate’s Hunger Games installments, the company has a lot riding on their latest action-packed property aimed at teens: Veronica Roth’s Divergent trilogy. The studio, which will release Divergent through its Summit brand, must be very confident with the book sales and quality of the first film, due out on March 21, 2014, since they have announced today that its sequels, Insurgent and Allegiant, will come out in consecutive years during March. Insurgent has a March 20, 2015 release date, while Allegiant will hit theatres on March 18, 2016, if all goes according to plan.
- Jordan Adler
While the big-screen adaptation of Veronica Roth’s Divergent is still to hit cinemas, the film’s director Neil Burger will not helm sequel Insurgent – the second of Roth’s young-adult novel series picked up by Lionsgate. Big things are expected from the franchise with the studio already setting the follow-up for a 20th March 2015 release. So, it will be interesting to see if the film follows the same box-office path as the Twilight and Hunger Games sagas or disappointing flops The Host and Beautiful Creatures.
It’s not yet known why Burger will not return to the helm but the situation does recall both Gary Ross and Catherine Hardwicke’s departures after the aforementioned phenomenally successful franchise kick-starters Twilight and The Hunger Games. Could he be demanding too much money while in post-production or does he feel it’s time to hand it over to another filmmaker?
- Craig Hunter
Before the first "Divergent" film has opened (March 21, 2014), Lionsgate's Summit Entertainment has tipped its commitment to a would-be Young Adult franchise by scheduling "Allegiant," the third film adaptation of Veronica Roth's bestselling "Divergent" trilogy, to open wide on March 18, 2016. "Insurgent," the second film which is being written by Brian Duffield ("Jane Has Got a Gun"), will come to theaters on March 20, 2015--but director Neil Burger won't be aboard. Word is that Burger is finishing up the detailed post-production VFX process, which will take him right up to the opening of the film in March – with no time to prep for an "Insurgent" shoot based on the studio’s typically hurried timeframe. "Twilight" first-timer Catherine Hardwicke and "Hunger Games"' Gary Ross also didn't make the rushed segue to a second franchise installment. Another way to look at it: Summit was unwilling to commit to Burger before waiting to see how the first one. »
- Anne Thompson
I don’t know the specifics of what happened to Catherine Hardwicke. I know that she had an incredibly promising career after Thirteen or whatever, but she never really capitalized on the heat. Then Twilight happened and I don’t know if that’s a good or bad thing, but it happened and now she makes direct-to-video movies that aren’t spectacular.
My future ex-wife Emily Browning stars in this movie, which is about a band torn apart by the death of one of their members. But it’s more about how an obsessed bandmate begins stalking Hayley (Browning), the lead singer and how he’s totally out of his mind and the always-welcomed Cam Gigandet, who plays Hayley’s husband, Carter, is caught in the middle. It’s a convoluted-enough storyline without having to introduce the whole “band” aspect. You could easily remove the band aspect of the narrative »
- Robert Ottone
The New York Film Academy has released an infographic highlighting persistent differences between women and men’s on-screen portrayals and employment opportunities behind the scenes in Hollywood. Nyfa culled data from a number of studies and sources including Forbes, Indiewire, and other film schools. Also Read: Catherine Hardwicke, Julie Taymor Back Kickstarter Project to Close Hollywood’s Gender Gap Though there are a few questions the graphic leaves unanswered. For instance, if 10 percent of films are half female, are the rest mostly male, or a combination of male and female? What constitutes “sexually revealing clothes” for men — going shirtless? Exposed genitalia? »
- L.A. Ross
Who is Oscar Isaac? He stars as a fictitious '60s folk singer in the new Coen Brothers' film "Inside Llewyn Davis," and although he's made plenty of films you've probably seen, he's seemingly come out of nowhere, so much so that a reporter at Cannes (where the film won the Grand Prix award) asked the actor, "Where have you come from?"
The 33-year-old was born in Guatemala, raised in Miami, and educated at Juilliard. He's been acting for more than 10 years, just in roles that haven't gotten him a lot of attention -- until now.
Even if you remember him from "Drive" or "Robin Hood," you've likely never heard him sing before, but he's actually been singing for years. Before breaking out as an actor, he sang and played lead guitar in the band The Blinking Underdogs.
Since you'll likely be seeing a lot more of Isaac, here's a »
- Sharon Knolle
‘Catching Fire’ weekend box office: Record breaker with qualifiers — though a huge success all the same (photo: Josh Hutcherson and Jennifer Lawrence in ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’) For the weekend of November 22-24, 2013, Lionsgate overestimated the domestic box office take of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire by nearly 2%. Doesn’t sound like much? What about $3 million? That figure can make a hell of a difference when we’re talking box office records. In fact, it can be the difference between a movie breaking and not breaking a box office record. All day Sunday heralded as the biggest 2D opening ever in the United States and Canada, the Francis Lawrence-directed Catching Fire actually opened below two movies: Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises (2012) and The Dark Knight (2008). And when inflation is taken into account, as it always should, the The Hunger Games sequel falls behind a couple of other titles as well. »
- Zac Gille
Chicago – What to Watch is back! Miss us? Every week, we roll out 5-10 of the latest films and TV shows to be released on DVD, Blu-ray, and various streaming services. This week’s highlights include a few classics, a cult hit, a couple of recent comedies, and a family flick. In the order we’d advise buying or renting them…
The Vivien Leigh Anniversary Collection
Photo credit: Cohen Media Group
“The Vivien Leigh Anniversary Collection”
Another Wtw, another Cohen Media Group release. Seriously, the good folks at Cohen have been doing an amazing job of finding relatively obscure classics and recent foreign films and polishing them like they’re beloved worldwide. They’re rivaling Criterion and Scream Factory as studios for which every release truly matters. Their latest is a collection of four early films from the legendary Vivien Leigh, an actress best-known for “Gone with the Wind” and a true Hollywood icon. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
If we’re talking Twilight, José is sort of the Jacob to Christian Grey’s Edward. Poor fellow.
Deadline first reported the news of Rasuk’s casting in director Sam Taylor-Johnson’s big screen adaptation of E L James’ racy novel, which stars Dakota Johnson as Anastasia, and Luke Grimes as Elliot Grey. Jamie Dornan has also reportedly been cast as Christian, but Universal and »
- Lindsey Bahr
Nico Tortorella, coming off Fox’s The Following, is set to co-star opposite Victoria Justice in the MTV cyber thriller pilot Eye Candy, about Lindy (Justice), a reclusive hacker whose blog exposes everything from terrorist plots to suspected killers. She is targeted by a dangerous cyber stalker and teams up with the city’s cyber-crime unit to catch him. Tortorella, repped by Gersh, Klwgn and Howard Fishman, will play Tommy, the cyber-crime unit’s formidable and flirtatious head whose fascination with Lindy may be more than professional. Catherine Hardwicke is directing/executive producing. Yaani King (Mad Men) is set as a regular in Lifetime’s backdoor pilot Deliverance Creek from Nicholas Sparks Prods and Warner Horizon. It centers on Belle (Lauren Ambrose), who attempts to defend her family’s land by any means necessary and is pushed into becoming an outlaw by the corrupt bank that runs their town. Kang, »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Re-Making the Band: Lovemaking and Recording Sessions with a Killer Fanboy
It may come with the advert of “From the director of Twilight…”, but Catherine Hardwicke’s disheveled, B-movie career-low Plush with its accompanying Lolita-inspired cover art offers a hackneyed story of a rock star looking for inspiration in the arms of an androgynous man after the death of her beloved brother/musical soul mate is off-putting at every juncture.
Hayley (Emily Browning) is the direct-to-video version of Hayley Williams singer the popular rock band Paramore, in fact one could even dare to say that the writer unashamedly, name included, based the character on her, but with a taste for an affair with the standard-cookie-cutter-seductive psychopath.
- Carlos Aguilar
Catherine Hardwicke is insane. This isn't a dig. It's a fact. Like the sky is blue and water is wet. The director of "Thirteen" and the first "Twilight" has a delightfully off-kilter aura that is positively infectious. After helping to create that blockbuster franchise (and, honestly, what would those movies be without her casting?), she directed a big studio movie for Warner Bros. ("Red Riding Hood") before going back to what she does best: dramatize the lives of young people on the edge. The result? "Plush," which after a brief theatrical run is out on DVD this week. "Plush" is a psychosexual thriller with elements of both modern melodrama and, of all things, rock musicals, starring Emily Browning ("Sucker Punch") and produced by Jason Blum ("Paranormal Activity"). It concerns a rock star named Hayley (Browning) whose co-lead-singer brother dies from a drug overdose and whose replacement, Enzo (Xavier Samuel), could »
- Drew Taylor
Rob and Kristen’s real-life romance was and still is every bit as enthralling as their ‘Twilight’ relationship. Now Catherine Hardwicke, the director who brought them together, reveals details about the former couple’s instant connection in a new interview.
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart may be broken up but we still can’t get enough of Robsten! And we’re not the only ones who think they make the perfect pair. Catherine Hardwicke, the director who cast them together in Twilight, says she was amazed by the “electric” chemistry Rob and Kristen had from the moment they first met. Read on for all the details!
Rob, 27, and Kristen, 23, have had the most epic romance on-screen and off so it’s hard to imagine anyone else playing Edward and Bella in the Twilight films. But »
Writer-director Catherine Hardwicke ("Thirteen") gives Indiewire some exclusive behind-the scenes insight into how she shaped her edgy new indie "Plush," in a video you can view below. "Plush" chronicles the journey of Hayley (Emily Browning), a young, and married singer/songwriter, who after experiencing a death in the family hits a breaking point. Experimenting with drugs, and conflicted by two different love interests, Hayley finds herself trying to balance her personal life with that of her music and tour. Read More: Catherine Hardwicke On Her Kinky, Twisted Thriller 'Plush' and Why She Considers 'Twilight' an Indie "Plush" is currently playing in select theaters and is now also available on DVD and VOD. »
- Ohad Amram
Catherine Hardwicke’s Plush only had a very limited theatrical release in September, but the movie is now available for everyone to watch on DVD and video on demand. It’s a tale of obsession, creativity, and what the combination of the two can do when someone has a dark, twisted past.
In Plush, Haley (Emily Browning) is dealing with the loss of her brother and her bandmate due to a drug overdose. Despite this, the band stays together with the addition of Enzo (Xavier Samuel), a guitarist and huge fan of the band’s early work. Unfortunately, their new album is a critical flop, and in an effort to spark her creativity, Haley gets involved sexually with Enzo, even though she has a husband (Cam Gigandet) and two kids at home. When Enzo begins spending time with her family, Haley realizes she may be in deeper than she can handle. »
- Alexander Lowe
Title: Plush Directed by: Catherine Hardwicke Starring: Emily Browning, Xavier Samuel, Cam Gigandet Running Time: 100 Minutes, Rated R, Available October 15th Special Features: Half of Me Remix (Music Video); Enzo Unleashed (funny bits and outtakes with Xavier Samuel & Cast); 2 Teaser Trailers Haley and her brother Jack were the star performers of the band Plush until Jack’s accidental heroin overdose. Haley took a break from music to be a wife to her crime journalist husband and mother to her twin sons. Inspired to write music again she gets the band back together with new addition – a genius guitar player named Enzo, an original Plush fan. At a [ Read More ]
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From director Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight, Thirteen), the indie thriller Plush (now available on DVD) tells the story of Hayley (Emily Browning), a singer in the rock band Plush, who just lost her bandmate and brother (Thomas Dekker) to a drug overdose. Finding new hope and friendship in Enzo (Xavier Samuel), the band’s replacement guitarist, she is inspired to reach new creative heights, but that soon crosses the line, putting her marriage and family in jeopardy and sending her down a path darker than she ever could have imagined. During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, filmmaker Catherine Hardwicke talked about all of the different ideas and themes she was looking to explore with this film, why she became fascinated with the backstage life of rock stars, the challenge of finding a leading lady to pull off such a complex role, how she got the original songs for the film, »
- Christina Radish
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