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Alright ladies and gentlemen you nominated and voted and now the winners of part 1 of our New Moon Pick Your Dream Cast have been chosen. To refresh your memory Ive included the three nominees for each character as well as the winner that was chosen by Your votes!So without further ado here is part one of Your New Moon Dream Cast MarcusNominees Viggo Mortensen Bill Nighy Cillian MurphyWinnerViggo MortensenAroNominees Ian McKellen Johnny Depp Hugh JackmanWinnerJohnny DeppCaiusNominees Alan Rickman Paul Bettany Christopher LeeWinnerPaul BettanyJaneNominees Jodelle Ferland Dakota Fanning Ellen PageWinnerJodelle FerlandAlecNominees Freddie Highmore Haley Joel Osment Rory CulkinWinnerFreddie HighmoreDemetriNominees Ed Westwick Ben Barnes Tom WellingWinnerBen BarnesFelixNominees Jensen Ackles Channing Tatum James McAvoyWinnerJensen AcklesOkay! So this concludes part one of our New Moon Pick Your Dream Cast project. What do you think of the cast that was chosen? Do you have someone else in mind who would have fit a specific character better? »
Your interest in Disney's G-force will probably be informed by your intellectual age, your love of megaproducer Jerry Bruckheimer, and/or how many kids you have. And your tolerance for digitally fabricated household pets, which are the augmented animals of the title (and completely unrelated to Battle Of The Planets). On the plus side, there's Will Arnett and Bill Nighy, and an intriguing voice cast that includes Nic Cage, Steve Buscemi, and Tracy Morgan. Plus it's a Bruckheimer film, so there will undoubtedly be intermittent property destruction. »
- Dave Davis
Here's two TV spots for Screen Gems' "Underworld: Rise Of The Lycans", opening in theaters on January 23rd. Directed by Patrick Tatopoulos, the film delves into the origins of the centuries-old blood feud between the aristocratic vampires, known as Death Dealers, and the barbaric Lycans (werewolves). A young Lycan, Lucian (Michael Sheen), emerges as a powerful leader who rallies the werewolves to rise up against Viktor (Bill Nighy), the cruel vampire king who has persecuted them for hundreds of years. Lucian is joined by his secret lover, the beautiful vampire Sonja (Rhona Mitra), in his battle to free the Lycans from their brutal enslavement. »
We now have two TV spots for Screen Gems' Underworld: Rise of the Lycans , opening in theaters on January 23rd. Sony's pulling no punches with the television campaign delivering on equal amounts of forbidden love and vamp versus Lycan action. Watch spot #1 here and spot #2 here . Directed by Patrick Tatopoulos, the film delves into the origins of the centuries-old blood feud between the aristocratic vampires, known as Death Dealers, and the barbaric Lycans (werewolves). A young Lycan, Lucian (Michael Sheen), emerges as a powerful leader who rallies the werewolves to rise up against Viktor (Bill Nighy), the cruel vampire king who has persecuted them for hundreds of years. Lucian is joined by his secret lover, the beautiful vampire Sonja (Rhona Mitra), in his battle to free the »
20th Century Fox's pooch comedy "Marley & Me" has topped the box office with an estimated 3 day weekend take of $37 million and a reported $51.6 million from Thursday to Sunday performances. Owen Wilson makes his return, starring alongside Jennifer Aniston in the comedy helmed by “The Devil Wears Prada” director David Frankel. Film barked in an average of $10,632 per venue from 3,480 theatres. Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures’ family offering “Bedtime Stories” starring Adam Sandler, held on for second place with $28 million over three days and $38 million with Thursday included. However, t he adventurous comedy pulled in less than Paramount’s “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” over the long weekend period. The Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett starrer brought in around $27 million from the standard weekend run but managed $39 million after four days. Bryan Singer helmed “Valkyrie” starring Tom Cruise, Kenneth Branagh, Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson, Thomas Kretschmann, Terrance Stamp and Eddie Izzard »
Greg Russell recently interviewed actor Tom Cruise and director Bryan Singer on the latest film “Valkyrie” also starring Kenneth Branagh, Bill Nighy and Tom Wilkinson. Film Synopsis: In a country in the grips of evil, in a police state where every move is being watched, in a world where justice and honor have been subverted, a group of men hidden inside the highest reaches of power decide to take action. Tom Cruise stars in the suspense film, Valkyrie, based on the true story of Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg (Cruise) and the daring and ingenious plot to eliminate one of the most evil tyrants the world has ever known. Director Bryan Singer [...] »
- Brian Corder
Based on early projections from Christmas Day movie attendance, Valkyrie is looking to be a surprise success, if not flat-out hit. It made $7.35 million yesterday according to Steve Mason which is actually the 11th-highest opening for a Christmas Day release ever. So I take it that means you want to hear more from the movie's stars? Below read some thoughts from Terrence Stamp, Kenneth Branagh and Bill Nighy, three Brits who play German military men in the movie. Each of them admitted that, coming from England, they may have had different perspectives on those who fought in Hitler's army, but all were thrilled that their movie was telling a story from a different point of view. Terrence Stamp: I had been to Berlin before, but i had never thought about the war as such. It takes about an hour fifteen from London, and I thought, 'Wow, my uncle Harry did »
The reviews are in for Valkyrie, Tom Cruise's World War II epic about Claus von Stauffenberg, a German soldier who became disillusioned with the Nazi cause and tried to assassinate Hitler. The film, which opened Christmas Day and took in $8.57 million, has been strongly lauded for its high production value, but the reviews for Cruise's performance are mixed. Fox News calls the actor's performance "awful," and many critics agree that Cruise's profile as one of the most famous actors in the world is detrimental to the film. "He's distractingly bad," writes the Associated Press's Christy Lemire, "the iconography of »
- Chris Willard
Chicago – Tom Cruise can be a powerfully vibrant actor in the right material but he’s horrendously miscast in Bryan Singer’s “Valkyrie,” a casting decision amplified by poor direction that drains this true story of an assassination attempt on the life of Adolf Hitler of its inherent power.
Rating: 2.0/5.0 Tom Cruise can be a powerfully vibrant in the right material but he’s horrendously miscast in Bryan Singer’s “Valkyrie,” a casting decision amplified by poor direction that drains this true story of an assassination attempt on the life of Adolf Hitler of its inherent power.
When he’s in the right material, like his great work in “Magnolia,” “Minority Report,” “Born on the Fourth of July,” and “Rainman,” Cruise can be impossible to take your eyes off. He’s a generally underrated actor who has watched his off-screen antics steal the thunder from his actual talent.
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- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
Director: Bryan Singer
Studio/Run Time: United Artists, 110 mins.
Nazis were people, too
The grand idea behind Valkyrie, director Bryan Singer's first non-superhero feature since 1998's Apt Pupil, is "Nazis weren't all bad." Paul Verhoeven successfully mined similar ground in Black Book, and with two of Valkyrie's actors, Carice van Houten and Waldemar Kobus, but there's still plenty of material to explore. With the added resonance of catching Tom Cruise partway through a career resurgence (courtesy of Tropic Thunder) all Singer needed was a taut script to keep the gears moving in time. »
As I sat down to write my review of Bryan Singer’s Valkyrie, I was struck by how many questions this film is expected to answer upon its release. Can Singer still deliver a big-budget success, after the lackluster performance of Superman Returns? Can Tom Cruise bounce back from his self-inflicted public image problems? Can an exciting and suspenseful film be made about a story that virtually everybody knows the ending to? Read on, curious inquirers… Valkyrie tells the story of the July 20 (1944) plot by the German Resistance to assassinate Adolf Hitler. Led by Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg (Cruise), the resistance conceives of Operation Valkyrie, which, after the assassination of Hitler, would incapacitate the German government and set up a new shadow government in its place. Cruise is joined in his mission by fellow dissenters such as Major General Tresckow (Kenneth Branagh), General Friedrich Olbricht (Bill Nighy), General Ludwig Beck »
- David Chen
Photo: MGM / United Artists Make no mistake, this is hardly a film hell bent on historical accuracy. I don't say this to imply the film itself is historically inaccurate, as a matter of fact I have no idea how accurate it is and have no intention to ever find out, that is, until the Blu-ray edition tells me what they believe the "true" history of the matter to be. Instead, Valkyrie is an action film with fate of the world implications at its core, utilizing real events to up the ante. It relies on the fact society has an outright hatred toward Adolf Hitler and never wastes time building him up as any more of a villain than he already is. Instead, it does a proper job of establishing its cast of characters out to assassinate him and the ins, outs, whys and hows of the plan. »
- Brad Brevet
Valkyrie Directed by: Bryan Singer Cast: Tom Cruise, Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson, Kenneth Branagh, Terence Stamp Running Time: 2 hrs Rating: PG-13 Plot: Based on the true story, a proud German military man, Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg (Cruise), is loyal to his country before his allegiance to Adolf Hitler (David Bamper). He along with other German politicians and soldiers look to use Hilter's own emergency plan--known as Operation Valkyrie--to assassinate Hitler and seize control of Berlin. Who’s It For? First and foremost, it's a war movie, with enough well-crafted suspense. There isn't much violence, only one important woman's role and it also should be in contention for end of the year awards. Expectations: Tom Cruise tries to kill Hilter while wearing an eye patch. That might be a tough sell. Look, I don't care what you think »
The buzz surrounding Valkyrie has been nothing less than toxic. As its release date kept getting pushed back, the ever-growing ranks of the Tom Cruise Schadenfreude Brigade began whispering that the film would be the controversial actor’s Battlefield Earth or Gigli, a career-mangling instant punchline. But Valkyrie has the curious quality of being neither good nor bad enough. Any film that casts the quintessentially American Cruise as an eye patch-sporting, one-armed German officer plotting to kill Hitler has a camp potential equal to or greater than The Apple, but Valkyrie is frustratingly competent instead of gloriously inept. Bryan Singer’s solid direction and some flavorful supporting performances from the dependable likes of Bill Nighy, Eddie Izzard, and Tom Wilkinson keep Valkyrie within the realm of handsome mediocrity. Valkyrie miscasts Cruise as a heroic officer wounded in battle in Africa who spearheads a military plan to kill Hitler and surrender to the. »
- Nathan Rabin
Valkyrie (2008) Directed by Brian Singer Written by Christopher McQuarrie and Nathan Alexander Starring Tom Cruise, Tom Wilkinson, Bill Nighy and Kenneth Branagh Rated PG-13 for violence and brief strong language. Story: Enlightened to the evil of Adolf Hitler, a battle tested German Colonel named Clause von Stauffenberg (Tom Cruise), joins a group of fellow »
- Neil Miller
A WWII thriller without the benefit of bullets and cigar-chomping bravery? How dare director Bryan Singer offer such alien delights. "Valkyrie" is a film that perfectly assumes the description of Hitchcockian, for this strange historical piece doesn't proffer much gung-ho action, instead using an exquisite architecture of suspense as legal tender to persuade audiences to follow what is a rather obscure offering of war-torn German history. After enduring severe wounds in a North African desert attack, Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg (Tom Cruise) has returned to Nazi Germany with renewed vigor to see the land pried out of the Hitler's grip. Finding like-minded men in all facets of government (including Terence Stamp, Bill Nighy, Eddie Izzard, Tom Wilkinson, Christian Berkel, and Kenneth Branagh) , Stauffenberg begins to assemble an »
USA Today got our first look at some highly trained guinea pigs from Jerry Bruckheimer’s G-Force, which features the vocal talents of Bill Nighy, Will Arnett, Zach Galifianakis, Nicolas Cage, Sam Rockwell, Jon Favreau, Penelope Cruz, Steve Buscemi and Tracy Morgan. The film is about the latest evolution of a covert government program to train animals [...] »
The first pictures from the new Jerry Bruckheimer action thriller G-Force are online. It’s a high-octane tale starring the likes of Sam Rockwell, Penelope Cruz, Nic Cage, Steve Buscemi, 30 Rock’s Tracy Morgan and Bill Nighy. So far, so Bruckheimer standard, but this is not your average explode-a-thon. This features talking animals, Beverly Hills Chihuahua style as CG rodent critters aim to stop Nighy’s scheming business tycoon from threatening the world. You can see the pics in the gallery to the... .
What better way to start the day than with some sumptuously rendered imagery of Earth's most entertaining rodent: the guinea pig. Out of the hutch and in the big bad world, the stars of Hoyt Yeatman's G-Force (not to be confused with the heroes of cult animation Battle Of The Planets) are here revealed in all their fluffy glory.The film - featuring the vocal stylings of Bill Nighy, Will Arnett, Nicolas Cage, Penelope Cruz and Jon Favreau, among others - focuses on a crack group of guinea pig commandos who have been trained as part of a special government initiative.Click the image above to view a larger version on USAToday.com Here are a few interesting facts about guinea pigs: The guniea pig is sometimes called the Cavy after its scientific name, Cavia porcellus. Despite the name they are not pigs and do not come from Guinea. »
Directed by Bryan Singer
There were more than a dozen known attempts to assassinate Adolf Hitler, we're told at the end of Valkyrie, and this is the last of them. And if you think all it failed to do was work, consider not only what happens when it doesn't but the steps the conspirators took before it.
Killing Hitler would have only been the first and very important step for German political and military men who were sick of Nazi rule. But dismantling the scourge of the 20th century would take cunning and precision throughout this bold effort to murder Hitler and either kill or somehow circumvent his lieutenants.
Valkyrie is, in almost equal measures, history lesson, costume drama, and action flick. The action flick works the best and most frequently, the costume drama looks the part, »
- Colin Boyd
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