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Danny Rayburn, what have you wrought now?!
The actress will play the series-regular role of Evangeline, a street-wise and unpredictable woman from Danny Rayburn’s past who has some unfinished business with the Rayburn Family.
Riseborough joins fellow Season 2 newbie John Leguizamo, whose character, Ozzy Delvecchio, also shares a sordid history with Danny.
Last month at the Television Critics Association summer press tour, »
[Editor's Note: This post is presented in partnership with Time Warner Cable Movies On Demand in support of Indie Film Month. Today's pick, "Broken Horses," is available now On Demand. Need help finding a movie to watch? Let TWC find the best fit for your mood here.] Read More: Sundance Review: ‘Slow West’ Starring Michael Fassbender, Kodi Smit-McPhee & Ben Mendelsohn "Unforgiven" (1992)Perhaps the epitome of the modern Western, Clint Eastwood's Oscar-winning epic "Unforgiven" is a melancholic meditation on the West, exploring its myths and its history through a dark and violent lens. The film is set in 1881, with Eastwood starring as William Munny, a retired outlaw who returns to the trade after years of settling down as a farmer. Celebrated for its moral ambiguity and noir atmosphere, the film simultaneously debunks and pays tribute to one of cinema's most established genres by expertly juxtaposing violence and »
- David Canfield
There’s a neat looking trailer for Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck’s new film, Mississippi Grind, out today and it’s a great look at the high-stakes, low-esteem character lead drama from the Half Nelson and It’s Kind of a Funny Story writer/directors. Ben Mendelsohn is of those actors whose presence in a film signals instant interest.
The post Poker Faces at the Ready – Here’s the New Trailer for Mississippi Grind appeared first on HeyUGuys. »
- Jon Lyus
Ben Mendelsohn rightly gathers a lot of kudos for his performances, and Mississippi Grind looks like it offers him just the sort of slightly broken, scuffed-around-the-edges sort he does so well. Check out the UK trailer for the new drama. Mississippi Grind finds Mendelsohn as Gerry, a down-at-heel, inveterate gambler who just doesn’t seem to be having much luck of late. The cards aren’t his friends, and he’s been racking up debts to… well, just about everyone, and especially to Alfre Woodard’s Sam, who is not above sending her enforcers around to duff him him when he can’t pay. But when Gerry meets the charismatic and seemingly lucky Curtis (Ryan Reynolds), a light goes off in his head – the young man could be his lucky charm, just what he needs to help him at a huge stakes poker tournament in New Orleans. As the fledgling »
During the D23 Convention earlier this month, Disney announced the full cast for their highly-anticipated Star Wars spinoff Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Felicity Jones had already been confirmed, but the studio revealed that Mads Mikkelsen, Ben Mendelsohn, Alan Tudyk, Diego Luna, Forest Whitaker, Donnie Yen, Riz Ahmed, Wen Jiang and Jonathan Aris will be joining her. Unfortunately, the studio didn't divulge any details about their characters, but Mads Mikkelsen recently shed some light on his role in an interview with the German site Ekstra Bladet, where the actor confirms he isn't playing a villain.
"It is a very important role, as much I can say. No, my character is actually not a bad guy, and then I can not say more. I can also say that the movie will be shot in Iceland and England. And the filming will last for three months."
Production is already under way at Pinewood Studios in London, »
From thrillers to sci-fi to horror, here's our pick of 20 films from 1986 that surely deserve a bit more love...
A fascinating year for film, 1986. It was a time when a glossy, expensive movie about handsome men in planes could dominate the box-office, sure (that would be Top Gun). But it was also a year when Oliver Stone went off with just $6m and came back with Platoon, one of the biggest hits of the year both financially and in terms of accolades. It was also a period when the British movie industry was briefly back on its feet, resulting in a new golden age of great films - one or two of them are even on this list.
As ever, there were certain films that, despite their entertainment value or genuine brilliance in terms of movie making, somehow managed to slip through the net. So to redress the balance a little, »
Take another look @ actress Felicity Jones from Lucasfilm's upcoming "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story", the first Disney spin-off feature following director Jj Abrams' "Star Wars: The Force Awakens", also starring Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Jiang Wen, Forest Whitaker and Mads Mikkelsen:
"...'"Rogue One: A Star Wars Story', follows the resistance fighters who have united to steal plans to the dreaded 'Death Star'..."
"Rogue One takes place before the events of 'Star Wars: A New Hope' and will be a departure from the saga films but have elements that are familiar to the 'Star Wars' universe," said Lucasfilm's Kathleen Kennedy.
"It goes into new territory, exploring the galactic struggle from a ground-war perspective while maintaining that essential 'Star Wars' feel that fans have come to know. Gareth is such an innovative director and I’m so excited to be »
- Michael Stevens
Faster than you can say "these aren't the Star Wars pictures you're looking for," the IP Man actor removed the images from social media - presumably after a slap on the wrist from the Empire Lucasfilm.
— Joanna Robinson (@jowrotethis) August 24, 2015
"I am the force and I fear nothing... Going to put this in my company's display room," Yen wrote before the message disappeared.
Of course, everything posted online finds itself immortalised in some form, so Yen's photo is still bouncing around the web.
Star Wars fans will recognise the classic white Stormtrooper design from the original trilogy, »
Shooting on the first standalone movie set in a galaxy far, far away recently kicked off in London. To coincide with its official production debut, Lucasfilm wowed the world with that first compelling look at the leading cast in uniform. If we hadn’t already been clued in at Star Wars Celebration, that single photo left no room for doubt: Gareth Edwards plans to make Star Wars: Rogue One (or Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) a dark, atmospheric experience. Right from the drab, battered uniforms of the rebels to the shadowy locale.
And now, thanks to one of the movie’s stars, Donnie Yen, that wardrobe trend looks poised to continue. In an image posted to Instagram – which has since been deleted – Yen revealed a series of Stormtrooper helmets potentially for inclusion in the movie along with the following caption:
“I am the force and I fear nothing… »
- Gem Seddon
With filming well underway on Disney and Lucasfilm’s first Star Wars spinoff movie, Donnie Yen has taken to Instagram to reveal three Stormtrooper helments from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. He’s since deleted his post, but you can see the helmets here, one of which is the traditional Original Trilogy-era design, along with two new alternatives…
See Also: Cast photo and new logo for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is set for release on December 16th 2016, with a cast that includes Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything), Diego Luna (Milk), Ben Mendelsohn (The Dark Knight Rises), Donnie Yen (Ip Man), Jiang Wen (Let the Bullets Fly), Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland), Alan Tudyk (Con Man) and Riz Ahmed (Nightcrawler »
- Gary Collinson
This story first appeared in a special Emmy issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. One of the year's most stirring performances came from Ben Mendelsohn, whose Danny Rayburn — the bad seed of a prominent Florida Keys family — in Netflix's Bloodline has landed him a nomination for best supporting actor in a drama series. The 46-year-old Aussie, who broke out in the 2010 crime drama Animal Kingdom and recently was cast in the Star Wars spinoff film Rogue One, spoke with THR about his roller-coaster career, bad-guy typecasting and the two things that terrified him
- Scott Feinberg
Digitally enhanced performances have an increased prevalence in Hollywood today, but resurrecting a deceased actor completely remains rare practice. The most famed case is probably Oliver Reed in Gladiator, but that could change with news that Peter Cushing’s Grand Moff Tarkin might have a part to play in the upcoming Star Wars: Rogue One.
Rogue One follows the Rebellion’s efforts to steal Death Star schematics, which positions it firmly before A New Hope in the franchise’s narrative. As a result, it makes sense for Tarkin to be there, but is it a good idea to recreate Cushing rather than recast the part?
Cushing died in 1994, leaving behind him a legacy of great performances. Not least among them was his turn as Tarkin, who for the opening hour at least, vies directly with Darth Vader for the position of A New Hope’s chief antagonist.
- Daniel Kelly
If reports are correct, a major Star Wars character could be making a return in 2016's spin-off, Rogue One...
Nb: This piece contains a potential spoiler for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
As we already know, Rogue One will be set before the events of 1977's A New Hope, and will detail how the Rebels managed to swipe those precious Death Star plans from the evil Empire. Monsters and Godzilla director Gareth Edwards is at the helm, with the recently-confirmed cast comprising Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Forest Whitaker and Mads Mikkelsen, to name a few.
That's quite a cast. But if a recent report is true, then a particularly famous »
Might we see Grand Moff Tarkin return to a galaxy far, far away? We just may, if the Daily Mail Online is correct. According to them, Peter Cushing will indeed return as the ruthless Grand Moff Tarkin for Gareth Edwards’ Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Yes, the legendary actor passed away back in 1994 at the age of 81, but death clearly isn’t quite the handicap it used to be in Hollywood.
Apparently, the plan is to recreate the character with Cushing’s likeness using the latest computer-generated wizardry. “This is one of the most complex and costly CGI re-creations ever,” a source told the site. “Cushing is a pivotal plot line as he was the one to create Darth Vader and there’s a whole backstory that will come out.”
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We’ve already heard that Vader will make an appearance in the film, so »
- Mark Cassidy
Fresh from the rumour that Disney is looking to cast a “strong young female” lead for Star Wars: Episode VIII comes a report from The Daily Mail suggesting that Lucasfilm and Ilm are set to digitally recreate Peter Cushing for a return as Grand Moff Tarkin in the 2016 spinoff Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
According to a ‘source’ for the newspaper, “This is one of the most complex and costly CGI re-creations ever. They are going through hours and hours of old footage from the horror movies to recreate his legs and feet to produce realistic movements. It is eerie to see someone who has been dead for so long come to life on a screen.”
See Also: Cast photo and new logo for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
It should be noted that the same ‘source’ goes on to state that “Cushing is a pivotal plot »
- Gary Collinson
“Bloodline” and “Luke Cage” get potentially lethal new additions in today’s Netflix-friendly casting roundup …
Alfre Woodard is closing a deal to join Marvel’s upcoming “Luke Cage” series as a powerful woman in local politics who may be a version of comicbook villain Black Mariah. [Deadline and EW]
- Whitney Friedlander
With all of the newly announced entries into the Star Wars universe beginning to take shape, only one of them stands out as different from the others, and actually seems to warrant fan’s attention.
That film is Star Wars: Rogue One, a “heist” film that will revolve around a rag-tag group of Rebel soldiers who are tasked with stealing the blueprints of the Empire’s disastrous planet destroying Deathstar. The cast of characters will be new for the film universe, and far more diverse than any other Star Wars movie sans-Force Awakens.
Just look at who’s in it: You’ve got Felicity Jones as the leader of “things,” Forest Whitaker sporting the ‘Forest Whitaker Eye,’ Donnie Yen, Alan Tudyk, Diego Luna, Wen Jiang, Johnathan Aris, Mads Mikkelsen as ‘Hannibal the Fannibal,’ and Ben Mendelsohn as ‘That Guy Killed by Bane.’
But what exactly are the reasons behind »
- Nicholas Williams
One of my favorite online series of the year was Todd and Glenn Kessler and Daniel Zelman's Florida neo-noir "Bloodline," a dysfunctional family drama that explains just how and why three siblings would turn on their oldest brother, played memorably by Ben Mendelsohn, who is nominated for a supporting actor Emmy. He played the family black sheep Danny Rayburn, who, Glenn Kessler revealed at the TCAs, will return in Season Two via flashbacks (do catch up with the first season on Netflix to find out why). One newbie joining the cast when the new season goes up on Netflix in the first half of 2016 is John Leguizamo, TVLine reveals. Clearly, Leguizamo's Ozzy Delvecchio will function similarly to Danny, as a volatile wild card who disrupts the Rayburn family, led by matriarch Sissy Spacek and local sheriff Kyle Chandler (Emmy nominated for Best Actor). I can't wait. »
- Anne Thompson
One of my favorite online series of the year was Todd and Glenn Kessler and Daniel Zelman's Florida neo-noir "Bloodline," a dysfunctional family drama that explains just how and why three siblings would turn on their oldest brother, played memorably by Ben Mendelsohn, who is nominated for a supporting actor Emmy. He played the family black sheep Danny Rayburn, who, Glenn Kessler revealed at the TCAs, will return in Season Two via flashbacks (do catch up with the first season on Netflix to find out why). One newbie joining the cast when the new season goes up on Netflix in the first half of 2016 is John Leguizamo, TVLine reveals. Clearly, Leguizamo's Ozzy Delvecchio will function similarly to Danny, as a volatile wild card who disrupts the Rayburn family, led by matriarch Sissy Spacek and local sheriff Kyle Chandler (Emmy nominated for Best Actor). I can't wait.
- Anne Thompson
Another skeleton has tumbled out of Danny Rayburn’s closet, and this one looks a lot like John Leguizamo.
Spoiler Alert: It is John Leguizamo.
The multi-hyphenate is joining Bloodline‘s upcoming second season in a series-regular role that has strong ties to Ben Mendelsohn’s late (but still viable) black sheep, TVLine has learned exclusively.
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Leguizamo’s character, Ozzy Delvecchio, is a charming, violent, opportunistic wild card from Danny’s past who, in the wake of Danny’s murder, arrives in the Florida Keys with »
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