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'Star Wars Rogue One': Is Ben Mendelsohn in or Out?

2 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

As Star Wars Celebration continues to rage on in Anaheim, California, the one movie we've yet to hear anymore about is the first official spinoff titled Rogue One. While we know Felicity Jones is the lead and that Gareth Edwards will direct, we don't know anything about the story at this point. Gareth Edwards is showing up for a Star Wars Celebration panel along with second spinoff director Josh Trank on Sunday. So maybe we'll learn more there. Today, Coming Soon caught up with actor Ben Mendelsohn, rumored to be the male lead in Rogue One. Sadly, he had little to add to the conversation except enthusiasm for the project.

Last seen in this year's adventure yarn Black Sea and this past week's thriller Lost River, Ben Mendelsohn is heavily rumored to be one of the main characters in Rogue One. He seems to love that idea, and would sign on in a heartbeat. »

- MovieWeb

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Ben Mendelsohn on Rogue One casting rumours: "I would be thrilled"

9 hours ago | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Ben Mendelsohn has spoken out about rumours he is to be cast in Rogue One saying he would be "thrilled" if it was to happen.

Mendelsohn has long been rumoured for the Gareth Edwards-directed spin off from Star Wars which is already set to star Felicity Jones.

But the actor has now spoken out himself on the rumours.

Comingsoon.net reports he said: "All I can say is that I've heard these rumours myself and I would be thrilled if something like that were to come to pass, and I can say with all truthfulness that there's nothing definitive to those rumours. So who knows?"

Rogue One's story from screenwriter Chris Weitz will be set outside of the Star Wars saga, but within the wider universe of the series.

Alexandre Desplat will work on the film's score, instead of John Williams who is tied into scoring The Force Awakens and Episode VIII. »

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New Slow West Trailer Features a Wryly Comic Michael Fassbender

16 April 2015 1:24 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

I actually wasn't aware of Slow West until today despite the fact that we covered an earlier trailer in addition to Matt filing a positive review out of Sundance. But I'm all in for it now. I love westerns and this one seems to have such an arch, dry and comically violent tone that I likely will not be able to resist it. The film stars Michael Fassbender as an outlaw seemingly so badass he waxes like Cormac McCarthy on the regular. He's helping Kodi Smit-McPhee find his long lost love and you've also got Ben Mendelsohn being very Mendelsohnian. Slow West was written and directed by John MacLean who appears to have emerged wholly formed as a filmmaker 20 years after getting his start as a member of The Beta Band (no joke). Check out the new Slow West trailer below. The film also stars Caren Pistorious and Rory McCann. »

- Evan Dickson

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Watch: New International Trailer And Clip From 'Slow West' With Michael Fassbender & Ben Mendelsohn

16 April 2015 8:36 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

We know that today is Batman/Cannes/Star Wars day, but there's something else you should know: the western "Slow West" is hitting DirecTV, and it's one you should be checking out. And just in time, a new international trailer has surfaced showing off a bit more from the movie, whose cast alone should have you ordering this up. Read More: Sundance Review: 'Slow West' Starring Michael Fassbender, Kodi Smit-McPhee & Ben Mendelsohn Starring Michael Fassbender, Ben Mendelsohn, and Kodi Smit-McPhee, the story is simple: a mysterious drifter helps a teenage kid reunite with his true love in the treacherous American frontier. But of course, it won't be an easy gallop in the "dark, but spirited fable" that has a few twists along the way. In addition to hitting DirecTV, "Slow West" screens at the Tribeca Film Festival next and hits theaters and VOD  on May 15th. Watch the trailer below, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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The 11 Best Modern Westerns

16 April 2015 7:53 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Indiewire has partnered with Directv to present the television premiere of "Slow West," which is available exclusively on Directv and in theaters 5/15. 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 heroism, as well as courage and revenge. Principally noted for its anti-violence expression, "Unforgiven" went on to become the »

- David Canfield

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Watch Matt Smith turn bad for Ryan Gosling's Lost River

15 April 2015 5:20 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Matt Smith leaves Doctor Who behind to play the villainous Bully in Ryan Gosling's directorial debut Lost River.

In the clip above - released exclusively through Digital Spy - Smith's sequin jacket-wearing bad guy loses his cool after spotting Bones (Agent of Shield's Iain De Caestecker) stealing his copper.

Bones eventually stumbles into a clearing where a town has been flooded to make way for a reservoir.

We also have a first look at the DVD and Blu-ray artwork for the DVD release, viewable above.

Christina Hendricks, Eva Mendes, Saoirse Ronan and Ben Mendelsohn also feature in the cast of the fantasy drama.

Lost River is showing in cinemas now and will be released on DVD on June 1. Watch Gosling talk Digital Spy through his first film behind the camera below: »

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‘Black Sea’ Blu-ray Review

14 April 2015 5:51 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Jude Law, Michael Smiley, David Threlfall, Scoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn, Tobias Menzies, Jodie Whittaker | Written by Dennis Kelly | Directed by Kevin Macdonald

Heist movies work best when there is a hint of danger involved, so why not put the characters in a scenario like being trapped in a submarine hunting for gold while trying to hide from the Russian Navy? That is the idea that Black Sea works with as well as adding a few more familiar themes to the mix.

When tipped off about a sunken WW2 U-Boat in the depths of the Black Sea still carrying its gold Robinson (Jude Law) brings together a collection of men both British and Russian to man an old submarine to go down and retrieve the gold. Funded by a shadowy backer the plans seem to be going well until tensions between the men lead to an explosion of violence which »

- Paul Metcalf

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Second Opinion – Lost River (2014)

14 April 2015 2:34 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Lost River, 2014.

Written and Directed by Ryan Gosling.

Starring Ben Mendelsohn, Christina Hendricks, Eva Mendes, Iain De Caestecker, Matt Smith and Saorise Ronan.

Synopsis:

A single mother is swept into a dark underworld, while her teenage son discovers a road that leads him to a secret underwater town.

If Lost River were a cocktail it’d be one part David Lynch, two parts Nicolas Winding Refn and a hint of Terrence Malick, shaken vigorously and poured over ice. Ok, forget the ice but you get what I mean; Ryan Gosling has taken (some may argue stolen) from the best to create a stunning mood piece for his first time behind the camera and whilst the mixture may be too strong (back to my stretched drinks analogy again) for some audiences, you can’t argue his debut is anything less than a visual treat and scary as hell at times, too. »

- Gary Collinson

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BAFTA champions John Maclean in Brits event

13 April 2015 3:42 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Slow West director will take part in the British Academy Of Film And Television Arts Brits To Watch: The Screenings series.

The showcase of events, hosted by BAFTA in New York and Los Angeles, introduce rising British talents to the Us film industry and is produced in partnership with British Council with the support of IMDb and the Academy Circle.

Maclean will attend a dinner in New York on April 21 for the Tribeca Film Festival screening of Slow West, which stars Michael Fassbender, Kodi Smit-McPhee and Ben Mendelsohn and won the world cinema dramatic grand jury prize at Sundance.

The director, who shared the BAFTA short film prize in 2012 for Pitch Black Heist that starred Fassbender, will fly to Los Angeles for an April 23 screening  

A24 will release Slow West in the Us later this year.

The Brits To Watch series launched in 2013 and has featured Clio Barnard, Richard Laxton, Amma Asante, [link »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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BAFTA champions John McLean in Brits event

13 April 2015 3:42 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Slow West director will take part in the British Academy Of Film And Television Arts Brits To Watch: The Screenings series.

The showcase of events, hosted by BAFTA in New York and Los Angeles, introduce rising British talents to the Us film industry and is produced in partnership with British Council with the support of IMDb and the Academy Circle.

McLean will attend a dinner in New York on April 21 for the Tribeca Film Festival screening of Slow West, which stars Michael Fassbender, Kodi Smit-McPhee and Ben Mendelsohn and won the world cinema dramatic grand jury prize at Sundance.

The director, who shared the BAFTA short film prize in 2012 for Pitch Black Heist that starred Fassbender, will fly to Los Angeles for an April 23 screening  

A24 will release Slow West in the Us later this year.

The Brits To Watch series launched in 2013 and has featured Clio Barnard, Richard Laxton, Amma Asante, [link »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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'Ex Machina' and 'Lost River's' Male Dances Of Domination

13 April 2015 2:56 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

"In answer to your question, you bet she can f*ck." In this phrase alone, Oscar Isaac's character Nathan reveals more about himself than his beautiful new A.I. Ava in "Ex Machina." Alex Garland's directorial debut is less about the future of females, "Ex Machina" is actually more a portrait of creators and human men, who fancy themselves as exceptional men if not gods. Nathan -- a billionaire CEO of a tech company -- is intimidating, athletic, confident, self-congratulatingly brilliant. He sports a heftily landscaped beard, lives in his own manicured version of Eden-esque wilderness where his top secret mission is to create a version of an A.I. where "she" is indistinguishable from a human. Nathan's version of "her" is beautiful, small, gentle and cunning. But of all the wide and small definitions of what makes a female human a female, Nathan chose not to tout »

- Katie Hasty

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Ryan Gosling on His Directorial Debut ‘Lost River': It Is My Version of Dark ‘Goonies’

13 April 2015 9:25 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Hot Fuzz” director Edgar Wright interviewed Ryan Gosling following a Sunday afternoon screening of the Oscar-nominated actor’s directorial debut, “Lost River,” at the Sundance Sunset Cinema in West Hollywood.

The film — which stars Gosling’s “Drive” co-star Christina Hendricks, Saoirse Ronan (“The Grand Budapest Hotel”), Iain De Caestecker (“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”), Matt Smith (“Doctor Who”), Ben Mendelsohn (“Bloodline”) and the first-time filmmaker’s partner Eva Mendes — received mostly negative reviews at its premiere at Cannes, including from Variety‘s Justin Chang, who called it a “risible slab of Detroit gothic.”

Gosling opened up about the process of making his first film, stating that his biggest surprise was the production timeline.

“I didn’t know it was going to take three years. You don’t know how to make a movie until you make one. As many as I’ve made as an actor, it doesn’t prepare you at all, »

- Seth Kelley

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Black Sea Blu-ray Review

13 April 2015 4:45 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Kevin Macdonald

Starring: Jude LawScoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn, David Threlfall, Michael Smiley, Grigory DobryginJodie Whittaker

Certificate: 15

Extras: A Dive into the Black Sea, Feature commentary with Kevin Macdonald

From the initial opening sequence and just hearing the words ‘Nazi gold’ and ‘submarine’, I figured we’d be settling down to a war-time underwater drama but Black Sea actually offers up an intense thriller with a sterling cast that’s set in the modern day and it’s refreshingly unique.

After submarine Captain Robinson (Jude Law) is given redundancy by the salvage company he’s worked for 11 years, he learns from a laid-off friend that an old Nazi U-boat is sat at the bottom of the Black Sea with rumoured gold sat inside it’s rusting body. He gathers a team of rag-tag men from across the world – that have a very specific skill set – and then they »

- Dan Bullock

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‘Lost River’ was wronged by Cannes, and is actually quite magnificent

12 April 2015 3:37 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Lost River

Written and directed by Ryan Gosling

USA, 2014

When his film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival last year, many critics reacted as if Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut had manifested itself into an abusive figure that vomited on their shoes, then repeatedly kicked their dog. Such a reaction was completely unearned by Lost River. There are flaws in the film, understandably, but it shines for them.

The film doesn’t follow a plot so much as it gravitates towards a heightened state of dream-like existence. Bones (Ian De Caestecker) is a teenager who strips houses for copper to support his mother, Billy (Christina Hendricks), and his little brother in an economically desperate and abandoned outskirts of a city (the film as shot in Detroit). Doing so gets him in trouble with a local self-proclaimed crime lord, Bully (Matt Smith). Billy, meanwhile, goes to work in a seedy, macabre »

- Dylan Griffin

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Ben Mendelsohn: five best moments

10 April 2015 3:22 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Revisiting the work of the Australian actor, who stars as a mysterious bank manager in this week’s Lost River

Related: Ben Mendelsohn: 'I don't do talky-talky chummy-chummy'

The striking crime thriller Animal Kingdom has been responsible for launching a range of Australian actors in Hollywood, from Jacki Weaver (who has since starred in Silver Linings Playbook, Stoker and Magic in the Moonlight) to Joel Edgerton (roles in Warrior, The Great Gatsby and Exodus: Gods and Kings followed).

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- Benjamin Lee

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'Lost River' Clips Tease Ryan Gosling's Directorial Debut

9 April 2015 2:49 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Before Ryan Gosling's directorial debut Lost River debuts in limited theaters and VOD formats tomorrow, Warner Bros. has released three new clips from this dark drama. The new filmmaker does not appear in front of the camera, but he directs an ensemble cast featuring Christina Hendricks, Saoirse Ronan, Eva Mendes, Matt Smith, Iain De Caestecker, Ben Mendelsohn and Barbara Steele. For those in the Los Angeles area, writer-director Ryan Gosling will also take part in a Q&A session moderated by director Edgar Wright following the 3:00Pm screening at Sundance Sunset Cinemas on Sunday, April 12th.

Lost River is a dark fairy tale about love, family and the fight for survival in the face of danger. In the virtually abandoned city of Lost River, Billy, a single mother of two, is led into a macabre underworld in her quest to save her childhood home and hold her family together. »

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Lost River review: Ryan Gosling's dark fairytale shoots for the stars

9 April 2015 12:30 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Director: Ryan Gosling; Screenwriter: Ryan Gosling; Starring: Christina Hendricks, Iain De Caestecker, Saoirse Ronan, Matt Smith, Eva Mendes, Ben Mendelsohn; Running time: 93 mins; Certificate: 15

Sometimes it's no fun being Ryan Gosling. No, not the actor who's the beloved star of The Notebook and Blue Valentine, but the filmmaker who saw his deeply-personal directorial debut Lost River savaged by critics at Cannes last year. Debuting three years after Drive blew the roof off the festival's Palais, Lost River received the kind of drubbing that'd have you believe it was a crime against cinema.

Fast forward to now and it's arriving to the masses with around 15 minutes shorn from the Cannes cut - diminished expectations end up doing it lot of favours. Gosling shoots for the stars with Lost River and doesn't quite make it, but why vilify him for showing ambition? Had this been made by a first-timer who wasn't an A-list actor, »

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Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut Lost River gets official Blu-ray release dates

9 April 2015 2:33 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has continued its upcoming Blu-ray release information push with news that Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut, Lost River, will soon see a home entertainment release on May 5th in the States and June 1st in the UK.

Pre-order Lost River Via Amazon Us And Amazon UK

With its debut in the Us and UK this Friday (April 10th) on both theatrical and streaming/VOD platforms, Warner’s are putting a big push behind the film, despite its lacklustre debut at last year’s Cannes Film Festival, which has seen it delayed until now. The film stars Christina Hendricks (Mad Men), Saoirse Ronan (Atonement), Iain De Caestecker (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Matt Smith (Doctor Who), Eva Mendes (The Place Beyond The Pines) and Ben Mendelsohn (The Dark Knight Rises).

See Also: Read our review of Lost River here

Lost River is a dark fairy tale about love, family »

- Scott J. Davis

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Ryan Gosling makes an intriguing directorial debut with “Lost River”

8 April 2015 11:59 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

I’m a huge fan of Ryan Gosling as an actor, frankly considering him to be among the very best of this generation. As such, I was very interesting in his first foray behind the camera, which happens to be the dark fairy tale of sorts Lost River. He’s worked with some top notch directors in the past, so some interesting things had to have rubbed off on him. Well, he wears a number of influences on his sleeve in Lost River, oddly enough including David Lynch in a huge way. His debut film is a divisive one, but it’s a debut that I think suggests a bright future as a filmmaker. Gosling has a who’s who list of directors that he’s worked with in his career so far, including Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck (Half Nelson), Nick Cassavetes (The Notebook), Derek Cianfrance (Blue Valentine and »

- Joey Magidson

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Ryan Gosling Reveals How and Why He Shot 'Lost River'

8 April 2015 11:43 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

When I saw "Lost River" at its Un Certain Regard press screening at Cannes, I thought the actor did a fine job of creating a visually and aurally atmospheric gothic family drama, well-acted by Christina Hendricks ("Mad Men") as a single mom and discovery Iain De Caestecker as her son in time-ravaged Detroit, which was not too far from where Gosling grew up in Ontario. Partially set in an underwater city, "Lost River"'s cast includes Gosling's almost co-star on "Lovely Bones," Saoirse Ronan, his "The Place Beyond the Pines" costars Ben Mendelsohn and Eva Mendes (the mother of Gosling's child), and "Dr. Who" star Matt Smith.  Originally titled "How to Catch a Monster," the film finally opens almost a year later with an April 10 multi-platform release by Warner Bros. Watch Video Interview: Ryan Gosling Talks "Werewolf" Role in Nic Winding Refn's Cannes Hit 'Drive' Inside the »

- Anne Thompson

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