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Viggo Mortensen Talks About ‘Jauja’ and ‘Far from Men’

8 December 2014 2:22 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Viggo Mortensen rose to international fame as Aragorn in Peter Jackson’s “Lord of the Rings” trilogy. He has also garnered major critical acclaim for his multiple and complex roles, including performances in three films by Canadian director David Cronenberg, with whom he admits he has forged a special friendship.

In recent pics he has depicted quiet, retiring characters who try to get “far from men,” i.e., who attempt to escape from the hustle and bustle of modern life, but through the twists of the plot suddenly see their inner calm shattered, reminiscent of the role he played in Cronenberg’s 2005 film “A History of Violence.”

The 56-year old Mortensen has recently received tribs at the San Sebastian Festival, Mar del Plata and now at the Marrakech film festival,where he was honored with a special career tribute on Sunday.

At 6 p.m. Sunday, Mortensen traveled to Marrakech’s World Heritage square, »

- Martin Dale

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Movie Review – The Homesman (2014)

23 November 2014 7:20 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Homesman, 2014.

Directed by Tommy Lee Jones.

Starring Hilary Swank, Tommy Lee Jones, Grace Gummer, Miranda Otto, Sonja Richter, Meryl Streep, John Lithgow, Jesse Plemons and William Fichtner.

Synopsis:

Three women who have been driven mad by pioneer life are to be transported across the country by covered wagon by the pious, independent-minded Mary Bee Cuddy, who in turn employs low-life drifter George Briggs to assist her.

The old adage ‘they don’t make them like they used to’ could be applied to pretty much most genre film making depending on your outlook of American cinema in 2014, but never more so could that be said of a genre than the Western. Westerns, like too many films not based on established properties, have been pushed away and forgotten in favour of the easy sell and easy buck. Sure, there’s always a True Grit which shows a brief spike in audience »

- Gary Collinson

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There is No Refuge in the Post-apocalyptic Film Genre: A Movie Review

23 October 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | 28 Days Later Analysis | See recent 28 Days Later Analysis news »

*full disclosure: an online screener of this film was provided by the filmmakers. Director: Andrew Robertson. Writers: Lilly Kanso and Andrew Robertson. Cast: Sebastian Beacon, Chris Kies and Carter Roy. Tagline: "Stay Hidden, Stay Quiet, Stay Alive." Refuge is a small post-apocalyptic film from first time director Andrew Robertson. The film is shot in a very bleak style, reminiscent of John Hillcoat's The Road (2009). The colours look very grey. As well, the story offers desperation. A small family is stuck in their home as a pandemic still lurks on the horizon. Anyone can catch a deadly, new sickness, which is resistant to antibiotics. Still, life must trudge on. Robertson's film offers a few compelling action scenes. But, Refuge also offers a few strange turns, in its short seventy minute runtime. The story begins with Jack (Carter Roy), Kyle (Chris Kies), Nell (Amy Rutberg) and Birdie. This loose knit group »

- noreply@blogger.com (Michael Allen)

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BFI London Film Festival Review: 'Son Of A Gun' Starring Ewan McGregor, Alicia Vikander & Brenton Thwaites

17 October 2014 12:02 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

One of the most exciting movements in cinema in the last decade or two or so has come from Australia. Mostly (but not exclusively) tied to the production company Blue Tongue Films (which includes luminaries like Joel Edgerton, David Michod, and Spencer Susser), but also encompassing experienced figures like Andrew Dominik, Cate Shortland, Julia Leigh, Justin Kurzel, and John Hillcoat, the films are loosely tied together by the simple mark of quality, with great movies like "Animal Kingdom," "Snowtown Murders," "The Proposition" "Somersault," and "Chopper" emerging from the land down under since the dawn of the 21st century. Could the next name to join them be Julius Avery? The director won the Jury Prize at Cannes for his short "Jerrycan," and now makes his directorial debut with crime thriller "Son Of A Gun," which has managed to attract an A-list star and two of the business' busiest, fastest-rising young »

- Oliver Lyttelton

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Norman Reedus, Angus Scrimm to be Honored at New York City Horror Film Festival

13 October 2014 9:41 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

One month from now, the 13th edition of the New York City Horror Film Festival will kick off and it has been announced that they’ll be honoring Norman Reedus and Angus Scrimmm for their contributions to the genre:

“New York, NY – Oct. 13, 2014. The 13th edition of the New York City Horror Film Festival celebrates two stalwarts of the genre with a Lifetime Achievement Award presented to 88-year-old Phantasm series star, “Tall Man” Angus Scrimm, and The Walking Dead star Norman Reedus receiving the Achievement in Acting Award for his strong dedication to the craft, currently creating new heights, and depths, as everyone’s favorite crossbow-wielding zombie-killer Daryl Dixon.

Award recipient Norman Reedus is internationally known for the role of Daryl Dixon in AMC’s immensely popular series, now entering its fifth season. Roles for Guillermo del Toro in Mimic and Blade 2 have led to the upcoming dark videogame Silent Hill, »

- Jonathan James

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20 great quotes about the 'American Olivier,' Robert Duvall

12 October 2014 8:38 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

The Judge did not come close to winning its opening weekend. Nor did the critics swoon over the pairing of Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall, playing a hot-shot, big-city attorney and his ornery father, a prominent small-town judge accused of murder. But even if the script is Grisham-light and the prodigal-son bit overly familiar, there's at least one reason to keep it on your must-see list: Duvall. "Now it's about time to recognize Robert Duvall as one of the most resourceful, most technically proficient, most remarkable actors in America today," wrote the New York Times. "When I say 'one of… »

- Jeff Labrecque

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Casey Affleck to Star in Boston Marathon Bombing Drama Boston Strong

7 October 2014 3:30 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Though this season of HBO’s The Newsroom will be addressing the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, the event is now poised to get the big screen treatment.  Variety reports that Casey Affleck has attached himself to star in and produce Boston Strong, a drama based on the book of the same name by Casey Sherman and Dave Wedge.  The story follows the massive manhunt that ensued after the tragic bombing, as well as the effect the event had on the city as a whole.  The project boasts a screenplay by Eric Johnson and Paul Tamasy and is expected to go out to studios next week, where I imagine it will find a solid home. Boston Strong marks only the second project thus far on which Affleck is a full-fledged producer, with the other being his 2010 Joaquin Phoenix documentary I’m Still Here.  As an actor, Affleck is currently shooting the Coast »

- Adam Chitwood

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Casey Affleck to Star in Boston Marathon Drama (Exclusive)

7 October 2014 11:50 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

No stranger to films set on his home turf, Massachusetts native Casey Affleck is attached to star and produce a film about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.

Based on the book “Boston Strong” by Casey Sherman and Dave Wedge, the spec was written by “The Fighter” scribes Eric Johnson and Paul Tamasy and follows the massive manhunt to apprehend the two men believed to be responsible for the bombings, as well as examining the city’s reaction following the events.

Affleck is producing along with his partner, John Ridley, and Dorothy Aufiero.

Affleck’s attachment should help in jump-starting the project as the producers get it ready to take out to studios in the next week. Tamasy and Johnson were still undecided on whether to make it a movie or TV series when they optioned the rights to the book in July 2013. EOne Television came last April on to develop it as a miniseries, »

- Justin Kroll

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The top 25 must-see movies of 2015

2 October 2014 5:12 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Next year’s full to bursting with potentially brilliant geek films, so to help, here’s our pick of 25 must-see movies out in 2015…

Compiling a list of next year's most exciting films is extremely difficult. What do you put in? What do you leave out? Those are some of the questions we've had to ask ourselves as we drew up the long-list of our most anticipated films of 2015. In an attempt to limit the number of sequels which can fill up a list such as this, we've left out something like Fast & Furious 7, even though we're fairly sure it'll be a lot of fun. With but two significant exceptions, we've excluded some of the films we were looking forward to this year that have been delayed until the next, such as Kingsman: The Secret Service and Frankenstein. 

What we're left with, we hope, is a fairly broad selection of action and comedy, »

- ryanlambie

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Andrew Robertson's Post-apocalyptic Thriller Refuge to Show at Screamfest La

30 September 2014 9:04 AM, PDT | 28 Days Later Analysis | See recent 28 Days Later Analysis news »

Several films will attend this year's Screamfest La. One of those titles is Refuge, which is one part John Hillcoat's The Road (2009) and one part Douglas Aarniokoski's The Day (2011). This post-apocalyptic title will have its Los Angeles debut this October 16th, 2014. The film stars Sebastian Beacon, Chris Kies and Carter Roy. A preview for the film's launch is here. Plot details involve a devastated America. A catastrophe has ruined civilization and raiders roam the roads. One family struggles to survive, while hoping to find shelter at a nearby mansion. A gang of looters and robbers lie in between them and their refuge. The trailer for Refuge is hosted below. The clip shows the family hiding in a dilapidated home. When a group of killers finds them, they must fight to stay alive. Full of violence, the clip is available past the break. Release Date: October 18th, 2014 (Limited Theatrical). Director: Andrew Robertson. »

- noreply@blogger.com (Michael Allen)

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Aaron Paul Joins The 9th Life Of Louis Drax

23 September 2014 9:39 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Aaron Paul hasn’t exactly enjoyed the greatest cinematic year, what with the double disappointment of Need For Speed and A Long Way Down. But he has plenty of interesting projects coming up and has just signed on for supernatural thriller The 9th Life Of Louis Drax.Adapted by Max Minghella from Liz Jensen’s novel, the story starts on the titular lad’s ninth birthday when, following a lifetime of strange accidents, he suffers a fall that nearly kills him. Jamie Dornan is set to play a doctor who starts treating the boy, and discovers a mystery that snaps the boundaries between reality and fantasy. Paul will play the boy’s father, who comes under investigation following the incident. Alexandre Aja is directing, bringing to life a project originally developed by Anthony Minghella before his death and kept moving by his son. Cameras are scheduled to start rolling next month in Vancouver. »

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Game of Links

30 August 2014 6:30 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Catching up on news & noteworthy we didn't cover the past couple of days...

Brangelina

Vanity Fair the details of the Brangelina marriage that we know. I'm really so happy for them as a longtime fan but...

Time knocks them for not keeping their promise to the gays. I knew this backlash would happen. But they did hold out a long time and they've done so much good for the world including for marriage equality that I think we should let it slide

Gawker asks the intriguing question: "Why is Angelina Jolia a movie star?"

Some of her movies have been well-received acting vehicles. Some of her movies have been gargantuan commercial products. There is no place where those circles overlap on the Venn diagram. 

It's worth pondering her atypical celebrity.

Absolute Must Read!

/bent has a fascinating long essay about HBO, Game of Thrones, and the distinct feeling that TV »

- NATHANIEL R

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John Hillcoat's 'Triple Nine' Sets Fall 2015 Release Date

28 August 2014 6:37 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

2015 may be over-saturated with costly tentpoles, but we have release date news of at least two films that appear to be aiming at an older crowd: we suspect each will be worlds apart in tone once all is said and done, First up, THR reports that John Hillcoat’s followup to “Lawless” will hit theaters next year on September 11th. Titled “Triple Nine,” the Matt Cook-scripted heist thriller will follow “a crew of dirty cops that [are] blackmailed by the Russian mob to execute a virtually impossible heist. The only way to pull it off is to manufacture a 999, police code for ‘officer down,’ but the plan is turned upside down when the unsuspecting rookie they set up to die foils the attack.” While the plot may sound like something straight out of the David Ayer playbook, the cast is nothing to sneeze at, encompassing actors like Chiwetel EjioforCasey Affleck, »

- Cain Rodriguez

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John Hillcoat's 'Triple Nine' Heist Film Set for September 2015 Release

28 August 2014 3:10 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Briefly: We now have a date for the latest from John Hillcoat (seen above), director of The Proposition, The Road and Lawless. Titled Triple Nine, the ensemble crime drama from a script by Matt Cook is about a group of corrupt police officers who are blackmailed into pulling off a seemingly impossible heist. They plot the murder of a rookie cop in order to orchestrate a "999", code for "officer down", to pull off the heist around town. The impressive cast includes: Aaron Paul, Kate Winslet, Gal Gadot, Norman Reedus, Teresa Palmer, Woody Harrelson, Casey Affleck, Anthony Mackie, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Clifton Collins Jr. Triple Nine will hit theaters starting September 11th, 2015 over a year from now. We'll be watching for updates. »

- Alex Billington

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Us deal for The Look Of Silence

27 August 2014 4:44 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Drafthouse Films and Participant Media have jointly acquired all Us rights to Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Look Of Silence, set to premiere in Venice on Thursday (August 28). In other news, Open Road has dated Triple Nine, Millennium has acquired The World Made Straight and Lionsgate plans a Saw tenth anniversary re-release.

Oppenheimer’s follow-up to The Act Of Killing will receive its Canadian premiere in Toronto on September 9 and is a companion piece to this year’s Oscar-nominated documentary.

The Look Of Silence (pictured) explores the legacy of the Indonesian genocide from the victim’s point of view, following the brother of a murdered man as he confronts the killers.

Signe Byrge Sørensen produced and the executive producers are Errol Morris, Werner Herzog and André Singer.

The parties plan a summer 2015 Us release and negotiated the deal with Cinephil’s Philippa Kowarsky for Sorensen and Final Cut For Real.

Open Road has set a September 11 release for the »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Us deal for Tiff premiere The Look Of Silence

27 August 2014 4:44 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Drafthouse Films and Participant Media have jointly acquired all Us rights to Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Look Of Silence, set to premiere in Venice on Thursday (August 28). In other news, Open Road has dated Triple Nine, Millennium has acquired The World Made Stratight and Lionsgate plans a Saw tenth anniversary re-release.

Oppenheimer’s follow-up to The Act Of Killing will receive its Canadian premiere in Toronto on September 9 and is a companion piece to this year’s Oscar-nominated documentary.

The Look Of Silence (pictured) explores the legacy of the Indonesian genocide from the victim’s point of view, following the brother of a murdered man as he confronts the killers.

Signe Byrge Sørensen produced and the executive producers are Errol Morris, Werner Herzog and André Singer.

The parties plan a summer 2015 Us release and negotiated the deal with Cinephil’s Philippa Kowarsky for Sorensen and Final Cut For Real.

Open Road has set a September 11 release for the »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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John Hillcoat's Corrupt Cop Drama, 'Triple Nine' Set for September 2015 Release

27 August 2014 4:37 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Open Road has set a September 11, 2015 release date for John Hillcoat's new film Triple Nine and I'm largely mentioning this because this is a film with a stacked cast from a director whose work I highly anticipate. Matt Cook penned the script and the ensemble cast includes Chiwetel Ejiofor, Casey Affleck, Anthony Mackie, Woody Harrelson, Aaron Paul, Kate Winslet, Gal Gadot, Norman Reedus, Teresa Palmer and Clifton Collins, Jr. As for the plot, it centers on a crew of dirty cops is blackmailed by the Russian mob to execute a virtually impossible heist and the only way to pull it off is to manufacture a 999, police code for "officer down." Their plan is turned upside down when the unsuspecting rookie they set up to die foils the attack, triggering a breakneck action-packed finale tangled with double-crosses, greed and revenge. This is a release date to remember and a movie »

- Brad Brevet

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News Bits: Saw, 999, Frankel, Silence, World

27 August 2014 3:36 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Saw

Lionsgate has announced plans for a re-release of the original 2004 franchise launching horror film "Saw" in a limited nationwide run this Halloween.

"Saw" will open for a one week 10th anniversary engagement on Friday, October 31st with Thursday midnights in select locations. The micro budget serial killer film spawned a seven film franchise that has grossed $874 million worldwide. [Source: Lionsgate]

Triple Nine

Open Road Films has announced a September 11th 2015 release for John Hillcoat's heist thriller "Triple Nine". Chiwetel Ejiofor, Casey Affleck, Anthony Mackie, Woody Harrelson, Aaron Paul, Kate Winslet, Gal Godot and Norman Reedus star.

The story centers on a crew of crooked cops executing a heist during which they must manufacture a 999 call, police code for "officer down". The plan is turned upside down when the unsuspecting rookie they set up to die foils the attack. [Source: THR]

Departure

David Frankel ("The Devil Wears Prada") is set to direct the »

- Garth Franklin

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Chiwetel Ejiofor’s ‘Triple Nine’ Release Set for September 2015

27 August 2014 2:56 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Open Road Films will release John Hillcoat’s police thriller “Triple Nine” on Sept. 11, 2015.

Chiwetel Ejiofor stars alongside Casey AffleckAnthony MackieWoody HarrelsonAaron PaulKate WinsletGal GadotNorman ReedusTeresa Palmer and Clifton Collins, Jr.

Anonymous Content, Sierra/Affinity and Worldview Entertainment are financing and producing.

Matt Cook wrote the script, in which a crew of dirty cops is blackmailed by the Russian mob to execute a virtually impossible heist and the only way to pull it off is to manufacture a 999 — police code for “officer down.”

Triple Nine” is the first film to land on the date.

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- Dave McNary

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'Lawless' Director's Heist Thriller 'Triple Nine' Gets Release Date

27 August 2014 2:36 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

John Hillcoat's heist thriller Triple Nine has been slated for a fall release on Sept. 11, 2015. The Open Road film features a strong cast, including Chiwetel Ejiofor, Casey Affleck, Anthony Mackie, Woody Harrelson, Aaron Paul, Kate Winslet, Gal Godot and Norman Reedus. Hillcoat directed the project from a script by Matt Cook. The story centers on a crew of dirty cops that is blackmailed by the Russian mob to execute a virtually impossible heist. The only way to pull it off is to manufacture a 999, police code for "officer down," but the plan is turned upside down

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- Rebecca Ford

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