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20th Century Fox just released a brand new Exodus: Gods and Kings featurette in which director Ridley Scott states the obvious, that his latest is epic in scale, but the studio also just unveiled two new clips that offer up a taste of some of the quieter, more intimate moments of the film. The first gives us our first good look at Maria Valverde’s Zipporah as she runs through what makes Moses (Christian Bale) happy – while her bracelets jingle incessantly – and then the second shows what happens when you lie to Ramses (Joel Edgerton). They’re both quality clips, but I also can’t say there’s anything particularly mind-blowing about them that’ll have you eager to see the film as soon as it comes out. Hit the jump to check out both Exodus: Gods and Kings clips as well as that aforementioned featurette. The film hits theaters »
- Perri Nemiroff
He directed a revival of Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire starring Gillian Anderson and Ben Foster at London’s Young Vic Theatre and is currently directing a new production of La Boheme at Dutch National Opera, a co-production with English National Opera.
Benedict received the London Critics Circle best director award for his Young Vic production of Ibsen’s Three Sisters and his Stc production of Gross Und Klein won the 2011 Helpmann Best Director award.
Credits include marathon Shakespeare cycle The War Of The Roses starring Blanchett at the 2009 Sydney and Perth festivals and his production of Detlev Glanert’s Caligula.
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
Biblical epics tout huge set pieces, special effects, and grand drama, but they're also rife with intimate moments, as in this exclusive clip from the upcoming Ridley Scott-directed "Exodus: Gods and Kings," starring Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Aaron Paul, Sigourney Weaver, Ben Kingsley, and John Turturro.
"Who makes you happy?"
"What's the most important thing in your life?"
"Where would you rather be?"
"And when will you leave me?"
- Tim Hayne
Despite the lottery-esque sounding odds, the U.S Dramatic Competition section which produces the finest American indie specimens such as Frozen River, Winter’s Bone, Blue Valentine, Martha Marcy May Marlene, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Fruitvale Station and Whiplash is fairly consistent in terms of quality. Last year’s crop of sixteen have almost all had their theatrical releases with Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter being the last one out of the gates (pegged with an early 2015 release). Last week we individually looked at our top 80 Sundance Film Fest Predictions (you’ll find 30 other titles worth considering in our intro) and below, we’ve split the list into narrative and non-fiction film items and have both identified and color-coded our picks in an AtoZ cheat sheet. You’ll find 2015′s answer to Whiplash located somewhere in the stack below. Click on the individual titles below, for the film’s profile. »
- Eric Lavallee
Sneak Peek footage from director Kevin Macdonald's 'submarine thriller' "Black Sea", starring Jude Law, Scoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn, Michael Smiley, David Threlfall, Grigoriy Dobrygin, Konstantin Khabenskiy, Sergey Kolesnikov, Sergey Puskepalis and Jodie Whitaker, opening January 23, 2015:
"...a rogue submarine captain pulls together a misfit crew to go after a sunken treasure of Third Reich gold, rumored to be lost in the depths of the 'Black Sea'.
"As greed and desperation take control onboard their claustrophobic vessel, the increasing uncertainty of the mission causes the men to turn on each other to fight for their own survival..."
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Black Sea"...
- Michael Stevens
The company announced on November 18 that it plans to venture into its next two major markets in March – but held back on pricing details until “a later date.”
The Netflix Anz selection will expand in 2015 to include upcoming family thriller original series Bloodline starring Australian independent staple Ben Mendelsohn, Kyle Chandler, Sissy Spacek, Linda Cardellini and Sam Shepard.
The roster will include Marvel’s Daredevil featuring Charlie Cox, Rosario Dawson, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson and Vincent D’Onofrio; Sense8 from the creators of The Matrix; and Grace And Frankie with Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda.
The service will be available at launch on smart TVs, tablets and smartphones, computers and a range of internet-capable game consoles and set-top boxes. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Universal Pictures has debuted the first clip from Black Sea, director Kevin Macdonald’s (The Last King of Scotland) submarine thriller, which stars Jude Law (The Grand Budapest Hotel) as a submarine captain on an underhand mission to uncover lost Nazi gold. Check it out below…
A suspenseful adventure thriller directed by Academy Award winner Kevin Macdonald, centering on a rogue submarine captain (two-time Academy Award nominee Jude Law) who pulls together a misfit crew to go after a sunken treasure rumored to be lost in the depths of the Black Sea. As greed and desperation take control onboard their claustrophobic vessel, the increasing uncertainty of the mission causes the men to turn on each other to fight for their own survival.
- Gary Collinson
The suspenseful adventure thriller is directed by Academy Award winner Kevin Macdonald (Touching the Void; The Eagle) and follows a submarine captain who pulls together a misfit crew to go after a sunken treasure rumored to be lost in the depths of the Black Sea. As greed and desperation take control onboard their claustrophobic vessel, the increasing uncertainty of the mission causes the men to turn on each other to fight for their own survival.
This first clip sets up how a treasure from the 1940s has survived and is still salvageable more than 70 years later. We also get to see some of the claustrophobia on display as the crew mates show their first signs of turning on each other in the hopes of gathering a greater share of the treasure for themselves. »
Universal Pictures has released the first clip from Kevin Macdonald's upcoming submarine thriller Black Sea. Jude Law stars as a rogue captain who puts together a misfit crew to recover lost Nazi gold from a sunken U-boat, but the claustrophobia becomes even tighter as the crewmates turn on each other in the hope of gaining a greater share of the treasure. This clip doesn't highlight the interpersonal drama between the crew as much as it explains to the audience how a treasure from the 1940s could still be salvageable. I don't really need to know the science behind preserved Nazi gold, but I don't mind the inclusion. Hit the jump to check out the Black Sea clip. The film opens January 23, 2015, and also stars Scoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn, Michael Smiley, David Threlfall, Grigoriy Dobrygin, Konstantin Khabenskiy, Sergey Kolesnikov, Sergey Puskepalis, and Jodie Whitaker. [complextv contentid="9tcmJycTqiPHXta87IJu9o-FP34JVJrb" sitename="collider" playerid="26aa5f02d93f4c05a4546f6d5ecb59b7" adsetid="67a3ff9d3a842ae818bb9de1badc5b0" width="600" height="360" keywords=""] Here’s the official synopsis for »
- Matt Goldberg
Technically hitting paydirt in the indie biz with their breakout addiction drama, we could argue that over the course of their four film filmography (television fiction and docu assignments aside) that the writing-directing tandem of Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck are softening their searing-like stance yet adhering to a contemplative template. Half Nelson (easily among my top ten films of ’06) was followed by Sugar (2008), dramedy It’s Kind of a Funny Story (2010) and in 2015, we can “bet” on a roadtrippin comedy to detail our need to beat the odds. Boden and Fleck are no strangers to Park City, a pair of their shorts landed there prior to their first two features. Mississippi Grind is a blue-chip indie item that originally had Jake Gyllenhaal in the lead but Ben Mendelsohn, Ryan Reynolds take the reigns alongside Analeigh Tipton, Sienna Miller, Alfre Woodard and Concussion thesp Robin Weigert. Shot in Alabama, New Orleans and Louisiana, »
- Eric Lavallee
Ryan Gosling moved into the director’s chair in 2013. Though it was cheered at its reception, Lost River (formerly titled “How to Catch a Monster”) it was jeered by a good majority critics after its premiere screening in the Un Certain Regard section at that Cannes Film Festival this past May. Since then, not a word. Not a sound. No North American premiere, just a release date planned for next February in France. If Warner Bros. still had an indie label, the distinctly art-house film wouldn’t be shrouded in release date mystery. My thinking is: the studio simply don’t know what to do with it. In comes Sundance. A second home to the actor for two segments in his career: the formative years (The United States of Leland, The Believer, The Slaughter Rule) and the break out years (Half Nelson and Blue Valentine). Could Sundance programmers reel in this distinctive, »
- Eric Lavallee
Following the vague first teaser trailer the other week, Netflix has released the first photos from its new original series "Bloodline". Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn, Linda Cardinelli, Sam Shepard and Sissy Spacek star in the series which will premiere all at once on the streaming service in March. [Source: Netflix]
Luc Roderique ("Godzilla,""Supernatural") has scored the role of Jason Rusch in The CW's "The Flash" in the show's upcoming tenth episode. In the comics, Rusch became part of the 'Firestorm' story. In the show, Rush is part of the research team on the F.I.R.E.S.T.O.R.M. project. [Source: KSiteTV]
USA Network has renewed its one-hour drama series "Graceland" for a third season. The show has seen a drop in ratings and averaged 2.6 million total viewers in its second season.
The series centers on a group of undercover agents from various U.S. law enforcement agencies (the DEA, »
- Garth Franklin
20th Century Fox has released the final trailer for Exodus: Gods And Kings.
Using state of the art visual effects and 3D immersion, Scott brings new life to the story of the defiant leader Moses (Christian Bale) as he rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses (Joel Edgerton), setting 400,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.
- Michelle McCue
Ridley Scott has made another epic. This time it is based on the Old Testament. It is called Exodus: Gods and Kings. The final trailer from Fox promotes it as “From the director of Gladiator“. So it goes.
Christian Bale plays Moses, while Joel Edgerton plays Ramses. The film’s supporting cast includes Aaron Paul, Sigourney Weaver, John Turturro, Ben Kingsley, Indira Varma, Maria Valverde, Hiam Abbass, and Ben Mendelsohn. You can watch the final trailer for the sand and CG epic below, while marveling at Aaron Paul’s beard.
- Josh Slater-Williams
There are lot of upcoming Netflix shows to be excited about, and Bloodline already has our undivided attention. The teaser trailer was just a quick (yet ominous) look at the series, and we still don't actually know much about it. According to Netflix, "Bloodline centers on a close-knit family of four adult siblings whose secrets and scars are revealed when their black-sheep brother returns home." Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn, and Linda Cardellini headline the show, which is set to premiere in March. In usual Netflix fashion, all the episodes will be available at once, so stay tuned for the date! »
20th Century Fox has released the Final trailer for Ridley Scott's Exodus: Gods And Kings atarring Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Aaron Paul, John Turturro, Sigourney Weaver, Ben Mendelsohn and Ben Kingsley.
The epic hits the big screen on December 12, 2014.
The defiant leader Moses rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses, setting 600,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.
The film has come under fire for casting Caucasian actors in the role of ancient Egyptians.
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20th Century Fox has released the final trailer for their highly anticipated film, Exodus: Gods and Kings. Starring Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Aaron Paul, John Turturro, Sigourney Weaver, Ben Mendelsohn and Ben Kingsley, this epic adventure hits the big screen on December 12, 2014.
From acclaimed director Ridley Scott (Gladiator, Prometheus), the epic adventure Exodus: Gods and Kings tells the story of one man's daring courage to take on the might of an empire. Using state of the art visual effects and 3D immersion, Scott brings new life to the story of the defiant leader Moses (Christian Bale) as he rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses (Joel Edgerton), setting 400,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.
Take a look at the latest footage from the epic adventure that brings this Biblical story to the big screen in both 2D and 3D theaters next month. »
Netflix wasn’t about to leave its fans in the dark with its newest original series Bloodline. The streaming video-on-demand service just released six new images from the upcoming show. Bloodline tells the story of the Florida Keys-based Rayburn siblings. The four are tight-knit, but when their oldest brother and black sheep of the family comes home, he “exposes the emotional demons that lie at the core of the family, threatening to tear them apart.” Netflix announced the show in October, and plans to debut the series on its platform in March 2015. Bloodline is executive produced by Todd A. Kessler, Glenn Kessler, and Daniel Zelman, the three powers behind FX’s popular show Damages. Netflix’s upcoming series boasts an impressive roster of acting talent, including Kyle Chandler (of Friday Night Lights fame), Ben Mendelsohn ("The Dark Knight Rises"), Linda Cardellini ("Mad Men"), Sam Shepard ("The Right Stuff"), Sissy Spacek »
- Bree Brouwer
Looks like Kyle Chandler is trading in his coach’s hat and whistle for a badge and a gun. Photos from the Friday Night Lights star’s upcoming new Netflix drama Bloodline reveal that Chandler will in fact be playing a sheriff’s deputy in the series. From everything we know about the show, this will be a much darker role for Chandler than we’ve seen from him in recent years. Although he’s playing a cop here, that doesn’t mean that he might not be a dirty one, and since the trailer and logline for Bloodline seem to indicate that the show’s characters are hiding a dark (and potentially deadly) secret, Chandler’s character, named John Rayburn, may be instrumental in covering that secret up. Additionally, while most of the stills released by Netflix are pretty calm scenes, which we can’t take too much away from, »
- Chris King
Nowadays when a studio releases a new trailer for one of their movies and makes sure to tell us it's the "final trailer" it gives me a bit of a laugh. It's as if they're saying, "Okay, we know we've released a lot of trailers and you're probably tired of seeing them, but we promise, this time, this is it. This is the final one." Of course, we're then barraged with a series of television spots, clips, featurettes, etc. until the film is in theaters after which the trailers full of critic quotes, calling it the "best movie of the year featuring goats" and whatever other hyperbole can be ripped from positive reviews and tweets, start hitting televisions everywhere. Well, today get ready for one more final trailer as 20th Century Fox has released one more look at Ridley Scott's Exodus: Gods and Kings, his take on the story of Moses, »
- Brad Brevet
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