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Pitch of the Week: Cast John Turturro In a Movie About This Failed Doomsday Prophet

29 December 2012 1:00 PM, PST | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Often I see a real person in the news or in a documentary and my mind immediately comes up with an actor to portray him or her in a biopic. This happened this week when I watched a short film about failed prophet Robert Fitzpatrick, who last year spent his life savings on subway ads in NYC warning that the end of the world would happen on May 21, 2011 (exactly 19 months before the just-passed Mayan choice). The 13-minute documentary, titled We Will Forget, is directed by Garret Harkawik, and you can watch it in full after the jump. Above is a still of Fitzpatrick next to a photo of my choice to play him in a dramatic story of his life, John Turturro. Perhaps you’ll think of someone else (my wife was reminded more of Bob Balaban; you might prefer Zeljko Ivanek or James Rebhorn), but to me Turturro was just born to play this retired Mta »

- Christopher Campbell

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Is ‘Liberal’ Hollywood to Blame for America’s Gun Culture?

27 December 2012 11:00 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

On December 14, 2012, a young man named Adam Lanza broke into a primary school and fatally shot 26 people in the small village of Sandy Hook, Connecticut. Twenty of them were children, aged 6 or 7. On that day, no matter where I went or what I did, I couldn’t stop thinking about the tragedy of that event, the inhumanity of it. Evidently, I wasn’t the only one.

Ann Coulter, the incendiary pundit and bellicose mouthpiece for America’s most radical right wing, said this on her Twitter account, just hours after the tragedy in Connecticut: “Only one policy has ever been shown to deter mass murder: concealed-carry laws”.

Amongst many things, what she said got me thinking about gun violence in Canada. Earlier this year in Toronto, where I live, a gunman shot and killed two men at the Eaton Centre shopping mall, injuring five innocent bystander in the process. In »

- Justin Li

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TV Review: The Mentalist 5.9, ‘Black Cherry’

1 December 2012 12:31 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

After last week’s big Red John episode, ‘Black Cherry’ took The Mentalist back to its traditional case-of-the-week format on Sunday – with a little bit of Jane’s (Simon Baker) nemesis thrown in for good measure.

The case was fairly standard. The idea of a man trying to escape his past is not a new one by any means, but certainly one that I enjoy. It doesn’t hurt that it shares thematic elements with our favourite Cbi consultant, either. Also, as is seemingly the case a lot these days, I didn’t guess the killer correctly. Well, I did, but I didn’t guess that there were Three killers. As soon as a corporate retreat was mentioned along with a local paper from the same area, I knew the murder would have something to do with ‘what happened’ there.

The best part of this case »

- Connor Davey

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New UK TV Spot for Seven Psychopaths with Colin Farrell, Sam Rockwell & Woody Harrelson

23 November 2012 2:15 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Martin McDonagh (In Bruges) returns to the big screen this year with Seven Psychopaths, another McDonagh film destined to be a cult classic for years to come.

Having won the Midnight Madness Award at Tiff, the film was released in the Us last month, and is finally arriving on our shores in the first week of December, and now Momentum have released a new UK TV spot, following the UK trailer we saw a few weeks back.

“Written and Directed by Oscar(R)-winner Martin McDonagh, the comedy Seven Psychopaths follows a struggling screenwriter (Colin Farrell) who inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends (Christopher Walken and Sam Rockwell) kidnap a gangster’s (Woody Harrelson) beloved Shih Tzu. Co-starring Abbie Cornish, Tom Waits, Olga Kurylenko and Zeljko Ivanek.”

Colin Farrell reunites with McDonagh following In Bruges, and is joined by an all-star cast, headed up by Sam Rockwell, »

- Kenji Lloyd

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Second Opinion - Argo (2012)

7 November 2012 11:25 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Argo, 2012.

Directed by Ben Affleck.

Starring Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, Taylor Schilling, Kyle Chandler, John Goodman, Alan Arkin, Clea DuVall, Zeljko Ivanek, Tate Donovan and Victor Garber.

Synopsis:

A CIA operative concocts an audicious plan to rescue six Americans who have found shelter at the home of the Canadian ambassador during the Iranian revolution.

 

The opening twenty minutes of Ben Affleck’s third directorial offering is some of the best cinema of 2012 and easily the best thing Affleck has done behind the camera. It is so good that it harms the rest of the film and Argo unfortunately never lives up to that promise despite a very good effort.

At its pinnacle of the opening scenes, Argo reminds us of 1970s filmmaking from the likes of Alan J. Pakula or Sidney Pollack, but in a way which doesn’t merely imitate their styles, but would fit right in next to The Parallax View, »

- flickeringmyth

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Movie Review - Argo (2012)

5 November 2012 11:19 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Argo, 2012.

Directed by Ben Affleck.

Starring Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, Taylor Schilling, Kyle Chandler, John Goodman, Zeljko Ivanek, Alan Arkin, Clea DuVall, Tate Donovan and Victor Garber.

Synopsis:

A dramatization of the 1980 joint CIA-Canadian secret operation to extract six fugitive American diplomatic personnel out of revolutionary Iran.

It’s the 4th of November 1979, the Iranian revolution is in full swing and militants storm into the U.S Embassy in Tehran capturing fifty-two American citizens and taking them hostage. In the midst of the chaos, six Americans manage to slip away and find refuge in the home of the Canadian Ambassador. Knowing that it will only be a matter of time before the six are found out and quite possibly captured and killed, both the Canadian and American governments ask the CIA to resolve their dilemma. The CIA need to find a way to get the six Americans out of the country quick sharp, »

- flickeringmyth

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Momentum releases UK Seven Psychopaths Trailer

29 October 2012 4:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Having recently hit the Us theatres on October 12th, Seven Psychopaths continues to keep the UK audience eagerly anticipating its December 7th release.

After brilliant reviews at the BFI London Film Festival and winning the Midnight Madness Award at Tiff, Momentum has now released the official UK trailer to get fans even more excited about Martin McDonagh’s new dark gangster comedy.

Written and Directed by Oscar(R)-winner Martin McDonagh, the comedy Seven Psychopaths follows a struggling screenwriter (Colin Farrell) who inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends (Christopher Walken and Sam Rockwell) kidnap a gangster’s (Woody Harrelson) beloved Shih Tzu. Co-starring Abbie Cornish, Tom Waits, Olga Kurylenko and Zeljko Ivanek.

After the success of In Bruges, McDonagh has cast Colin Farrell as a lead once again to compliment the stellar cast of Sam Rockwell, Woody Harrelson, Christopher Walken, Abbie Cornish, Olga Kurylenko, »

- Jessica Ritter-Holland

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New Seven Psychopaths Promo Clip and 16 TV Spots!

29 October 2012 3:06 AM, PDT | Filmofilia | See recent Filmofilia news »

CBS Films has released a new promo clip - Calling All Psychopaths and 16 TV spots for Seven Psychopaths, the comedy written and directed by Martin McDonagh.

Colin Farrell leads the cast as a struggling screenwriter who gets caught up in his best friend’s (played by Sam Rockwell) dog-napping scheme: take the puppy, return it to its owner, and collect the reward. But when they target the wrong man, a maniacal gangster named Charlie (Woody Harrelson), they find themselves in way over their heads.

Watch the videos after the jump.

Christopher Walken, Abbie Cornish, Tom Waits, Olga Kurylenko, and Zeljko Ivanek also star.

Seven Psychopaths opens November 2nd, 2013.

Seven Psychopaths promo clip - Calling All Psychopaths

Seven Psychopaths TV Spots

Sam Rockwell and Christopher Walken

Woody Harrelson and Olga Kurylenko

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- Allan Ford

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Wamg At The Seven Psychopaths Press Day – Christopher Walken and Sam Rockwell

15 October 2012 1:57 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Seven Psychopaths hit theaters over the weekend… (in a funny, bloody, and shock-tastic way), and Wamg, along with a few other members of the press, were invited to sit down and speak with Christopher Walken and Sam Rockwell in a round table discussion about the film.

Written and Directed by Oscar winner Martin McDonagh , the comedy Seven Psychopaths follows a struggling screenwriter (Colin Farrell) who inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends (Christopher Walken and Sam Rockwell) kidnap a gangster’s (Woody Harrelson) beloved Shih Tzu. Co-starring Abbie Cornish, Tom Waits, Olga Kurylenko and Zeljko Ivanek.

Check out our roundtable discussion here.

Well, you guys have both worked with so many directors throughout your careers. What did you see from Martin’s sensibilities that suited you well in working with him?

Christopher Walken: I don’t know. That would be more of a »

- Melissa Howland

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Woody Harrelson Talks Seven Psychopaths, Working with Martin McDonagh, His Desire to Write More, and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

14 October 2012 7:00 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

One of the best films I saw at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival was writer-director Martin McDonagh‘s (In Bruges) dark comedy Seven Psychopaths.  The film centers on a screenwriter (Colin Farrell) suffering writer’s block, who then gets drawn into the mischief of his two dog-napping friends (Sam Rockwell and Christopher Walken) after they kidnap a pooch belonging to a psychotic gangster (Woody Harrelson).  For more on the film that also stars Tom Waits, Zeljko Ivanek, Abbie Cornish, and Olga Kurylenko, here’s Matt’s review, seven clips, and all our previous coverage. The day after the world premiere I sat down with Woody Harrelson for an exclusive interview.  We talked about collaborating with Martin McDonagh and did he change any of the script, how he landed the role, how it was originally going to be played by Mickey Rourke, his desire to write more and direct a play in NYC, »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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New ‘Seven Psychopaths’ Movie Delivered Lots Of Violence,Drama & More

13 October 2012 10:58 PM, PDT | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

New 'Seven Psychopaths' movie delivered lots of violence,drama & more. CBS Films released their new comedy/action flick "Seven Psychopaths" into theaters this weekend. I just watch it,and thought it was pretty bad. I fell asleep numerous as it pretty much dragged along. It did have its high points,but for the most part, I was utterly and completely bored by them film. It stars: Colin Farrell, Christopher Walken, Sam Rockwell, Woody Harrelson, Abbie Cornish, Tom Waits, Olga Kurylenko,and Zeljko Ivanek. In the flick, a psychopath named Charlie (Woody Harrelson) lost his dog Bonnie to character Billy,and from the little bit that I was a able to follow in this film, Charlie was very violent,and killed anyone who he suspected had anything to do with his missing dog,or anyone who stood in the way of finding his missing dog. The movie also had »

- Andre

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'Argo': Ben Affleck's Oscar-baiting history lesson balances thrills, drama, comedy and Hollywood magic

12 October 2012 5:35 PM, PDT | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

You know it's awards season when the multiplexes start looking like time machines. It's no secret that recreating the past is often a quick ticket to Oscar nominations or wins. But it's usually only the films that find a fresh way of looking backward that catch on with paying audiences.

Ben Affleck's "Argo," opening this weekend in wide release, is one of those films. The movie sheds light on a little-known chapter of the 1979-1980 Iranian hostage crisis in which the CIA got a little help from Hollywood in using a fake sci-fi movie production as a cover to rescue six State Department employees secretly hiding in Tehran. The mission was classified for nearly two decades, until President Bill Clinton declassified it in 1997.

Related: Movies you can't believe are true

The film, directed by and starring Affleck and adapted by Chris Terrio from a "Wired" magazine article by Joshuah Bearman, »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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Film Review: Colin Farrell, Sam Rockwell in Fun ‘Seven Psychopaths’

12 October 2012 10:55 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Rating: 3.5/5.0

Chicago – Is there room for vengeance if you believe in Heaven and Hell? How do we suppress our need for moral and even physical justice if we believe that violence leads to damnation? Is there a chance to…oh, never mind. Let’s just blow someone’s brains out. That’s essentially how “Seven Psychopaths,” the clever new action comedy from Martin McDonagh (“In Bruges”) works in that it has a number of interesting ideas that aren’t fully developed even if the movie is fun enough to be considered a sin.

Marty (Colin Farrell) is a writer in search of an idea. He drinks way too much, verbally abuses his girlfriend Kaya (Abbie Cornish) when he does, and steals other people’s ideas. One such person who inspires Marty’s writing is his friend Billy (Sam Rockwell), an abrasive personality who may or may not be one of »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Contest: Win Seven Psychopaths Signed Graphic Posters

12 October 2012 10:46 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

CBS Films will release Seven Psychopaths in theaters nationwide this weekend, the new dark comedy from In Bruges director Martin McDonagh. Colin Farrell stars as Martin, a screenwriter who gets caught up in his friends' (Sam Rockwell and Christopher Walken) dog kidnapping enterprise. We have a contest lined up where fans can take home the completed set of signed original graphic posters, t-shirts, and shot glasses. This contest is open to psychopaths and non-psychopaths alike, so take a look at how you can win today.

Winners Receive:

Completed set of Seven Psychopaths signed original graphic postersSeven Psychopaths T-shirtsSeven Psychopaths shot glasses

Here's How To Win!

Just "Like" (fan) the MovieWeb Facebook page (below) and then leave a comment below telling us why these prizes must be yours!

If you already "Like" MovieWeb, just leave a comment below telling us why these prizes must be yours!

Written and Directed by Oscar-winner Martin McDonagh, »

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Argo – The Review

11 October 2012 9:36 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

So, it turns out that what is perhaps this year’s most riveting espionage thriller did not originate from the pen or typewriter of Robert Ludlum John leCarre’ , or…Ian Fleming. Argo is based on a real undercover operation that was finally declassified by President Clinton in 1997. And the man in the director’s chair is almost as surprising as the mission itself. I’m speaking of actor Ben Affleck ( who also stars ). What an interesting career! After toiling away as a child actor he became part of Kevin Smith’s repertory company with a role in Mallrats and the lead in Chasing Amy. Then came Oscar for the screenplay he co-wrote with Matt Damon for 1997′s Good Will Hunting ( he played Matt’s best buddy in the flick ). This propelled him into the big leagues and he seemed to have a movie at the multiplex every couple of weeks. »

- Jim Batts

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Wamg At The Seven Psychopaths Press Day – Martin McDonagh

11 October 2012 2:52 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Since Seven Psychopaths is about to hit theaters (in a funny, bloody, and shock-tastic way), Wamg, along with a few other members of the press, had the opportunity to sit down with writer/director Martin McDonagh in a round table last week.

Written and Directed by Oscar®-winner Martin McDonagh , the comedy Seven Psychopaths follows a struggling screenwriter (Colin Farrell) who inadvertently becomesentangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends (Christopher Walken and Sam Rockwell) kidnap a gangster.s (Woody Harrelson) beloved Shih Tzu. Co-starring Abbie Cornish, Tom Waits, Olga Kurylenko and Zeljko Ivanek.

Check out our roundtable discussion here.

So, you know, what is the attraction to psychopaths, killers and rabbits?

Martin McDonagh: Ahh… Rabbits? That’s the definite one, I love them (laughs). Psychopaths and killers… not so much. I guess I share Colin Farrell’s character’s feelings towards psychopaths and violent people in the film. »

- Melissa Howland

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‘Argo’ deftly drums up suspense but leaves character depth thin

10 October 2012 7:02 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Argo

Directed by Ben Affleck

Written by Chris Terrio

USA, 2012

Ben Affleck’s latest directorial effort Argo is a tightly woven anecdote to history that utilizes a stranger than fiction preposterousness to strong crowd pleasing effect. The declassified true story reveals the unorthodox ingenuity involved in the unlikely coordination between Hollywood and the CIA as they attempt a harrowing extraction of six Americans from the midst of Iranian political upheaval. The fast pace and efficient plot points don’t leave much room for characters to be more than their snappy lines but the film successfully entertains by seamlessly blending show business satire with white-knuckled intrigue.

In 1979, CIA operative Tony Mendez (Affleck) is brought on board to bring home a handful of Americans who narrowly evade being taken hostage at the American embassy in Iran following Ayatollah Khomeini’s rise to power and a shift towards Islamic fundamentalism. With the United States supporting the unpopular Shah, »

- Lane Scarberry

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Movie Review - Argo (2012)

10 October 2012 3:12 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Argo, 2012.

Directed by Ben Affleck.

Starring Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, Taylor Schilling, Kyle Chandler, John Goodman, Alan Arkin, Zeljko Ivanek, Clea DuVall, Tate Donovan and Victor Garber.

Synopsis:

During the Iranian revolution, a CIA agent concocts a plan to free six Americans who have found shelter at the home of the Canadian ambassador.

In 1980, the Iranian revolution was in full swing. It reached a point where there were so many angry Iranians, many of them stormed into the U.S. embassy to take charge. They managed  to take about fifty Americans hostage but six managed to escape and find shelter at the Canadian ambassador's home. A few months after these events a C.I.A. 'exfiltration' specialist, Tony Mendez (Ben Affleck), concocted a plan where it would look as if he and the six Americans are on location looking for places to shoot a fake movie titled Argo. Tony hoped »

- flickeringmyth

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'Seven Psychopaths' (2012) Movie Review

10 October 2012 12:00 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Martin McDonagh's In Bruges was one of the unexpected delights of 2008. It's a film that's endlessly watchable and as a result it makes the filmmaker's follow-up, Seven Psychopaths, a much anticipated project. Taking into account McDonagh brought back his In Bruges star Colin Farrell and aligned him opposite the likes of Christopher Walken, Sam Rockwell, Woody Harrelson and Tom Waits makes it all sound too good to be true. Unfortunately, it is, at least for those of us hoping lightning would strike twice. Seven Psychopaths has all the same, great dialogue In Bruges had, which McDonagh is clearly a master of, and hiring Walken was a stroke of genius as I am hard-pressed to think of the last time I saw a performance from him I enjoyed as much as I did this one. It's as if the dialogue was written specifically for him and then Walken somehow managed to elevate it even further. »

- Brad Brevet

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New Trailer for Seven Psychopaths with Colin Farrell, Sam Rockwell & Woody Harrelson

10 October 2012 2:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Winning the Midnight Madness Award at Tiff last month, Seven Psychopaths arrives in theatres in the Us this weekend, and the anticipation is riding high for Martin McDonagh’s reunion with his In Bruges star, Colin Farrell.

The film received fantastic reviews at its festival debut – you can read our review here – and with its release only a few days away, CBS have put out a great new trailer to give us more to look forward to.

“Written and Directed by Oscar(R)-winner Martin McDonagh, the comedy Seven Psychopaths follows a struggling screenwriter (Colin Farrell) who inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends (Christopher Walken and Sam Rockwell) kidnap a gangster’s (Woody Harrelson) beloved Shih Tzu. Co-starring Abbie Cornish, Tom Waits, Olga Kurylenko and Zeljko Ivanek.”

Farrell stars alongside a fantastic cast, with Sam Rockwell, Woody Harrelson, Christopher Walken, Abbie Cornish, Olga Kurylenko, »

- Kenji Lloyd

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