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Oliver Stone's 'Snowden' Teaser Leaks No Footage of A-List Cast

1 July 2015 3:55 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

For a movie about a guy (in)famous for leaking classified information, "Snowden" is playing its own cards close to the vest. For now. Oliver Stone, who lives for this kind of story, directed the political bio thriller with Joseph Gordon-Levitt as former CIA employee Edward Snowden. The movie comes out on Christmas, which means it's a capital "B" Big Deal. Also a big deal: the rest of the A-list cast, which includes Shailene Woodley, Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto, Tom Wilkinson, Rhys Ifans, Joely Richardson and even -- a bit randomly -- Nicolas Cage.

The first teaser trailer doesn't focus on the cast. It doesn't show them at all. It only lists their names at the end, after a series of facts are shown about the real Edward Snowden (who is also not shown at all). Here's what we see, amid close-up shots of an American flag, as pensive »

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Snowden: first trailer for new Oliver Stone film

30 June 2015 11:26 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

There's an American flag, but no sign of Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the first trailer for Oliver Stone's Edward Snowden film...

The latest movie from director Oliver Stone is the story of Nsa whistleblower, Edward Snowden. Due in Us cinemas in December, the movie stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Snowden, with the supporting cast including Shailene Woodley, Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto, Tom Wilkinson, Nicolas Cage (yes!) and Rhys Ifans.

The film - which goes by the name of Snowden - is set to tell the story of how Snowden got hold of thousands of classified documents and then leaked them to the press, and the simple synopsis for the movie reads as follows:

Snowden stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt and is written and directed by acclaimed filmmaker Oliver Stone. The script is based on the books The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man by Luke Harding and »

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Oliver Stone's 'Snowden' Trailer Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt

30 June 2015 11:42 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Open Road Films has released the first trailer for their upcoming thriller Snowden, set to hit theaters on December 25. Written and directed by Academy Award-Winning Director Oliver Stone, Snowden features an all-star cast including Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley, Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto, Tom Wilkinson, Rhys Ifans and Nicolas Cage. You may notice that Oliver Stone uses the same image of an upside-down American flag from Natural Born Killers, with the trailer including the tagline "One nation, under surveillance, for liberty and justice for all."

The script is based on the books The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World's Most Wanted Man by Luke Harding and Time of the Octopus by Anatoly Kucherena. The latter book mainly deals with former information analyst Snowden's time in Russia hoping to get asylum while the United States was demanding his extradition to potentially face jail time for leaking classified information. Edward Snowden »

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Snowden starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley, Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto

30 June 2015 11:03 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

The Teaser Trailer for Open Road Film’s upcoming thriller, Snowden, has arrived. Written and directed by Academy Award®-Winning Director Oliver Stone, Snowden features an all-star cast including Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley, Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto, Tom Wilkinson, Rhys Ifans and Nicolas Cage. The script is based on the books The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man by Luke Harding and Time of the Octopus by Anatoly Kucherena. Snowden stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt and is written and directed by Academy Award®-Winning Director Oliver Stone. The script is based on the books The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man by Luke Harding and Time of the Octopus by Anatoly Kucherena. Release Date: December 25, 2015 Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley, Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto, Tom Wilkinson, Rhys Ifans, Nicolas Cage Director: Oliver Stone Producers: Moritz Borman, Eric Kopeloff, Philip Schulz-Deyle Writer: Kieran Fitzgerald, »

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See The Teaser Trailer for Oliver Stone’s Snowden

30 June 2015 11:03 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Open Road Films has released the teaser trailer for Oliver Stone’s Snowden.

Snowden hits theaters everywhere on December 25, 2015.

Snowden features an all-star cast including Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley, Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto, Tom Wilkinson, Rhys Ifans and Nicolas Cage. The script is based on the books The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man by Luke Harding and Time of the Octopus by Anatoly Kucherena.

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt's Edward Snowden Biopic Is Already Giving Us Chills

30 June 2015 11:01 AM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Before you see Oliver Stone's Snowden, you should probably get to know subject Edward Snowden a little bit. The first teaser for the film will give you the highlights of Snowden's life before he became "the most wanted man in the world" at age 29. Joseph Gordon-Levitt is playing the infamous whistle-blower opposite Shailene Woodley, Zachary Quinto, Melissa Leo, Nicolas Cage, Rhys Ifans, and Tom Wilkinson. It's based on two books: The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World's Most Wanted Man by Luke Harding and Time of the Octopus by Anatoly Kucherena. The movie is due out in theaters on Christmas Day, so you can definitely expect a full trailer and more pictures in the coming months. »

- Maggie-Pehanick

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Haunting Teaser For Snowden Shines A Light

30 June 2015 9:17 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Oliver Stone is notorious for his button-pushing depictions of U.S. history, and this Christmas will see the W. director add another incendiary chapter to his filmography in Snowden, a biopic about the “most wanted man in the world.”

Shot in May and quickly edited as to get into the awards race this year, Snowden looks at the unusual life of former CIA employee and government contractor Edward Snowden, who in 2013 leaked information from the National Security Agency (Nsa) that uncovered invasive and unconstitutional global surveillance programs carried out in conjunction with telecommunications companies and European governments. The revelations led to a global outcry and Snowden being branded a traitor, forcing him to flee the United States for Russia.

The story of his whistleblowing was the subject of Laura Poitras’ instantly iconic documentary Citizenfour, which is a must-watch for any self-respected U.S. citizen. What Stone has to add is still unclear, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Watch: 'Snowden' Teaser Trailer Offers Texted Look at Oliver Stone's Latest

30 June 2015 9:14 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

The first trailer for Oliver Stone's Snowden has arrived and it doesn't offer anything more than words leading to "One nation, under surveillance, for liberty and justice for all." Oooooh, deep stuff... The film obviously sets out to tell the story of controversial whistleblower Edward Snowden played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Stone wrote the screenplay based on the books "The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World's Most Wanted Man" by Luke Harding and "Time of the Octopus" by Anatoly Kucherena and directed the film, which hits theaters on Dec. 25. Shailene Woodley, Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto, Tom Wilkinson, Timothy Olyphant, Rhys Ifans, Joely Richardson and Nicolas Cage costar. Watch the trailer below. sb id="1539577" height="272" width="640" »

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Watch the first teaser for Oliver Stone’s ‘Snowden’

30 June 2015 9:10 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

‘One Nation, Under Surveillance, With Liberty and Justice for All

With a tagline like that, you have an idea of what sort of movie Oliver Stone’s Snowden is going to be. Stone has never been one to sugarcoat his politics in his films, so he’s an apt choice to take on a story about the Nsa’s Edward Snowden. And yet as creepy as this trailer is, no additional look at Joseph Gordon-Levitt as America’s greatest hero/traitor, depending on which side you sit.

Also starring are Shailene Woodley, Melissa Leo, Nicolas Cage, Zachary Quinto (I think he could’ve made a better Snowden than Jgl), Tom Wilkinson, and Rhys Ifans. Snowden opens Christmas Day, just in time for the Government to add you to their own shopping list. Watch the teaser below:

The post Watch the first teaser for Oliver Stone’s ‘Snowden’ appeared first on Sound On Sight. »

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Watch: Dramatic Trailer for Oliver Stone's 'Snowden' Is Cloaked in Mystery

30 June 2015 9:02 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars as the infamous NSA whistleblower, with a top-flight cast including Shailene Woodley, Nicolas Cage, Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto, Tom Wilkinson, Rhys Ifans, Joely Richardson and Timothy Olyphant. Read More: Nicolas Cage Boards Oliver Stone's "Snowden" roduced by Moritz Borman, Eric Kopeloff and Philip Schulz-Deyle, the film's script by Kieran Fitzgerald ("The Homesman") and Stone is based on "The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World's Most Wanted Man" by Luke Harding and "Time of the Octopus" by Snowden's Russian lawyer Anatoly Kucherena. "Snowden Files" follows the cyber celebrity from Hawaii to Hong Kong, where he brought earth-shattering surveillance intel to filmmaker Laura Poitras and Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald before seeking asylum in Moscow, which is the focus of Kucherena's thinly fictionalized novel. The Academy Award-honored creative team includes cinematographer Anthony Dod Mantle »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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Snowden Trailer Teases Oliver Stone’s Nsa Leaker Drama

30 June 2015 8:56 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Open Road Films has released the first teaser trailer for Oliver Stone’s upcoming thriller Snowden. The film stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as government contracter Edward Snowden and recounts how he obtained and absconded with thousands of classified Nsa documents, which he then disseminated to the press in the interest of informing the public about privacy breaches from its own government. This teaser doesn't show any footage so it doesn't really give us any indication of whether this'll be any good or not--it's more of an announcement that Oliver Stone made an Edward Snowden movie. I'm curious to see what Stone put together, but can't say I'm hopeful just yet given Stone's recent output. JFK was a long time ago. Watch the teaser trailer below. The film opens in theaters on December 25th and also stars Shailene Woodley, Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto, Tom Wilkinson, Rhys Ifans, and Nicolas Cage. Here's »

- Adam Chitwood

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Teaser Trailer: "Snowden"

30 June 2015 8:14 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Open Road Films has unveiled the teaser trailer for Oliver Stone's "Snowden," the biopic about information analyst and Nsa whistleblower Edward Snowden.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley, Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto, Tom Wilkinson, Rhys Ifans and Nicolas Cafe star in the film which is based on the books "The Snowden Files" and "Time of the Octopus". It is scheduled for release at Christmas.

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- Garth Franklin

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Edinburgh Film Review: ‘Len and Company’

26 June 2015 5:32 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll are kept mostly offscreen in “Len and Company,” a semi-comic portrait of a music-biz burnout that concerns itself less with glittery debauchery than its mopey aftermath. In the prickly, unlovable role of a hermetic super-producer unnerved by a surprise visit from his college-age son, Rhys Ifans finds an unusually demanding showcase for his frayed, feckless screen persona. As a dysfunctional family drama, however, commercials director Tim Godsall’s debut feature takes far fewer risks, while offering a less-than-convincing glimpse into the modern-day pop factory. Unspooling at Edinburgh — though seemingly made with a view to Sundance — this modest diversion shares its cranky protagonist’s hostility to commercial appeal, despite a baffling third-act lunge into thriller territory.

“Just a rich old bastard with loads of f—ing T-shirts,” is how the eponymous Len (Ifans) describes himself to a classroom of bewildered schoolchildren at a disastrously ill-advised »

- Guy Lodge

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She's Funny That Way, film review: Screwball comedy has all the ingredients of a sex farce

25 June 2015 8:45 PM, PDT | The Independent | See recent The Independent news »

There's a lot of star wattage in Peter Bogdanovich's new screwball comedy but none of it shines very brightly. Owen Wilson plays Arnold Albertson, a director just arrived on Broadway to stage a play. This will star boorish matinee idol Seth Gilbert (Rhys Ifans) and Albert's wife, Delta (Kathryn Hahn). Albert has a secret. He likes to hire high-class call girls, whom he charms with money and wisecracks stolen from Ernst Lubitsch films. »

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Movie Review – She’s Funny That Way (2015)

25 June 2015 10:18 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

She’s Funny That Way, 2015

Directed by Peter Bogdanovich

Starring Imogen Poots, Owen Wilson, Rhys Ifans, Kathryn Hahn, Will Forte, Illeana Douglas, Debi Mazar, Richard Lewis, Cybill Shepard, Austin Pendleton and Jennifer Aniston

Synopsis:

A screwball comedy featuring the interconnected personal lives of the cast and crew of a Broadway production.

They don’t make ‘em like they used. The eternal cry from many film fans across different walks of life whilst watching what new fads and trendy hip subjects have found themselves at the centre of the Hollywood Babylon. There are those who hate modern blockbusters and prefer their summer entertainment more, well, summery, while many hate the crassness of modern comedies, instead choosing to revisit the Golden Era when Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn were trading blows in the “battle of the sexes”. So its somewhat surprising to report that one of this summer’s big comedies is trying to do exactly that, »

- Scott J. Davis

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Len and Company review – Rhys Ifans rocks out in surprisingly nuanced drama

25 June 2015 9:17 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Ifans plays a veteran musician holed up in an isolated rural house whose life is complicated when his teenage son and a girl singer disturb his peace

Rhys Ifans is all over the Edinburgh film festival like a rash: this is the third new film, after Under Milk Wood and The Marriage of Reason and Squalor, featuring the now decidedly grizzled actor who – strange as it may seem – appears to embody some kind of British rock’n’roll chic as far as certain film-makers are concerned.

Canadian-born commercials director Tim Godsall is the latest to deploy Ifans’ unique charms, and the actor pretty much picks up where he left off in Noah Baumbach’s Greenberg as a midatlantic idea of an aging Britrocker. Here, though, he is a lot more successful than the leather-jacketed loser in Baumbach’s film: the idea here is that he is some sort of veteran »

- Andrew Pulver

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She's Funny That Way: Peter Bogdanovich's not-so funny rom-com

24 June 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Director: Peter Bogdanovich; Screenwriters: Peter Bogdanovich, Louise Stratten; Starring: Imogen Poots, Owen Wilson, Jennifer Aniston, Rhys Ifans, Kathryn Hahn, Will Forte; Running time: 92 mins; Certificate: 12A

With his first feature in almost 15 years, director Peter Bogdanovich aims for crowd-pleasing comedy without actually considering his audience. She's Funny That Way harks back to the screwball comedies of the '30s and '40s with its farcically twisted plot concerning Imogen Poots and Owen Wilson as a starlet on the rise and her neurotic director, but the narrative convolutions rarely add up to a decent punchline and the dialogue is only superficially funny. Modern moviegoers just won't get it and cineastes mightn't be too impressed either.

Immediately, Poots' Brooklyn 'New Yawk' accent strikes an odd note – is that nasal twanging supposed to be funny, or is she just overcooking it? The only thing we can know for sure about Izzy is that she's an incurable romantic, »

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Under Milk Wood review - Rhys Ifans in a highly coloured fever dream

20 June 2015 10:20 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Dylan Thomas’ celebrated radio play has been energetically adapted to the big screen with Charlotte Church among the gallery of fun performances

The spirit of Richard Burton looms large over any rendering of Under Milk Wood: the actor’s sonorous vowels, on display in what has hitherto been considered the definitive cinematic version from 1972, somehow seem to perfectly embody Dylan Thomas’ effusive, garrulous poetry. It would be enough to put anyone off even having a go, but Rhys Ifans has stepped bravely up to the plate for this hyperactive, highly coloured adaptation directed by Kevin Allen.

Under Milk Wood, famously, originated as a radio play that Thomas wrote for the BBC, and was first broadcast in 1954 after the poet’s death. With its discursive verse style, it’s a resolutely uncinematic text, for all its evocative qualities: the addition of actual images, you would suppose, would be superfluous. Allen »

- Andrew Pulver

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Under Milk Wood review - Rhys Ifans in a highly coloured fever dream

20 June 2015 10:20 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Dylan Thomas’ celebrated radio play has been energetically adapted to the big screen with Charlotte Church among the gallery of fun performances

The spirit of Richard Burton looms large over any rendering of Under Milk Wood: the actor’s sonorous vowels, on display in what has hitherto been considered the definitive cinematic version from 1972, somehow seem to perfectly embody Dylan Thomas’ effusive, garrulous poetry. It would be enough to put anyone off even having a go, but Rhys Ifans has stepped bravely up to the plate for this hyperactive, highly coloured adaptation directed by Kevin Allen.

Under Milk Wood, famously, originated as a radio play that Thomas wrote for the BBC, and was first broadcast in 1954 after the poet’s death. With its discursive verse style, it’s a resolutely uncinematic text, for all its evocative qualities: the addition of actual images, you would suppose, would be superfluous. Allen »

- Andrew Pulver

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Madame Bovary | Review

12 June 2015 11:15 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Good Time Gal: Barthes’ Sensible Remake of Flaubert’s Classic Novel

Few literary protagonists have reached the heights of notability as the infamous Madame Bovary, from the proto-feminist novel written by French author Gustave Flaubert in 1857. Examining the selfish and inevitably tragic actions of a discontented wife, the titular character is also rather hard to sympathize with considering a multitude of understandable yet frustrating actions. As many literary figures, she’s been resurrected for the big and small screen on multiple occasions over the decades, generally to troubled critical reception. Though Claude Chabrol’s 1991 adaptation is somewhat regarded as the definitive film version, this latest examination is the first to be directed by a woman, a detail being used as a selling point for tuning in. But even if you can ignore the fact that a notoriously bi-sexual French man originally penned the material inspiring this English language co-production, it »

- Nicholas Bell

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