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Rosamund Pike, the star of the highly anticipated film, Gone Girl, is about to get a lot of attention for her standout role as Amy Elliott Dunne, a disillusioned housewife who suddenly disappears on her fifth wedding anniversary. The part is one intense (and showy) role, and will surely stick with audiences well after the end credits stop rolling.
With all the buzz coming her way, it’s a good time to get to know the 35-year-old English actress making a big splash Stateside.
She’s a Bond Girl
While this is definitely her biggest role, it’s hardly her first. The actress’ first big screen part was Miranda Frost, a villainous Bond Girl in Pierce Brosnan’s final James Bond film Die Another Day. She was the 68th actress to be featured as a woman who finds herself entangled with the famed British spy.
And She Can Act
- Stacy Lambe
One of my fondest memories growing up as a young horrorphile was catching as many scary movies and fright-filled specials as I could during the month of October in order to prepare for Halloween night. With the hundreds of channel options out there for viewers these days, I thought it might be fun to break down where genre fans can catch various movies, specials and even Halloween-themed cartoons over the next 31 days so that you can start planning out your viewings in advance.
Here are some of the thrills and chills coming to your televisions this October. Please keep in mind that full schedules have not been announced everywhere yet, so we’ll be sure to update you guys with any additions to the calendar. All times listed are Et/Pt:
Wednesday, October 1st
2:00pm – The Dead (SyFy)
4:30pm – Dead Season (SyFy)
6:30pm – Halloween II (2009) (SyFy)
- Heather Wixson
Flickering Myth co-editor Oliver Davis and film boffin Sam Winchester discuss the Us Box Office Top 5 from the weekend 26-28th September, 2014, casting their English eyes across the pond!
The movies discussed are The Maze Runner (Dylan O’Brien), Dolphin Tale 2 (Morgan Freeman), The Boxtrolls (Simon Pegg), The Equalizer (Denzel Washington) and This is When I Leave You (Jason Bateman) – but in what order!? Find out in this week’s episode…
If you haven’t subscribed to Flickering Myth’s wonderful YouTube channel, you well should. It’s lovely.
Here’s a bit more information on the films discussed at the top of the Us Box Office…
…Denzel Washington plays McCall, a former black ops commando who has faked »
- Oliver Davis
In Hector and the Search for Happiness, Pegg's character Hector, who makes a living as a psychiatrist, realizes he's no happier than the people he's treating. Despite his financial stability and loving relationshipo with his girlfriend Clara (Rosamund Pike), Hector feels that he's yet to achieve true happiness and that he's a bit of a fraud.
Pegg, who can relate to Hector's sense of ennui, believes the movie tells the story of an all-too-common reality that's a product of modern society. "There are people in the world who have a far harder time than sort of, the middle classes, but I think that the key thing in this story was to pick a seemingly ok person, someone who should be ok, »
Larry David recently rewrote the rulebook on TV reunions when he staged a comeback for Seinfeld within Curb Your Enthusiasm. That idea seems to have rubbed off on the Friends personnel – ironic really, as David has accused them of plundering his sitcom in the past. With the 20th anniversary of the mates-based smash in peoples’ minds we’ve seen Jennifer Aniston, Courtney Cox and Lisa Kudrow reconvene on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Now David Schwimmer has reportedly signed up to appear as himself in Episodes. The fish-out-of-water BBC comedy, created by the Friends team of David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik and starring Matt LeBlanc, is entering its fourth series and it seems they are celebrating the Big Two Oh by getting Schwimmer back to reminisce about Ross.
The source for this sensational story? Erm, The Sun. But it’s a likely bet that Schwimmer would be amenable to the idea. He »
- Steve Palace
Tom Cruise’s most recent films (Jack Reacher, Oblivion, Edge of Tomorrow) have all been moderately successful at the box office, though his ticket sales ought to jump back up with Mission: Impossible 5 next year. Production on this next installment in the covert operative action franchise has now moved to London, under the direction of Oscar-winner Christopher McQuarrie – making his fourth professional collaboration with Cruise overall.
The Mission: Impossible 5 cast also includes Jeremy Renner – who became a part of the franchise starting with director Brad Bird’s Ghost Protocol – as well as Simon Pegg (a Mission: Impossible staple since the third installment) and Ving Rhames, who’s been along for the ride (with Cruise) since the ...
- Sandy Schaefer
Last week, we took a look at the career of fanboy idol Simon Pegg, This week’s subject is one of the most uncompromising, but brilliant, directors of our era, whose latest film is primed to be a mega hit... David Fincher David Fincher seems on the cusp of having one of the biggest financial successes of his career with his adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl, which opens Friday. The reviews have been fawning, and while his previous popular lit »
- Chris Bumbray
That figure gave it a comfortable lead over the weekend’s other new wide release, Focus Features’ “The Boxtrolls,” which earned $17.2 million across 3,464 locations, and last week’s champ, “The Maze Runner,” which snagged $17.5 million in its sophomore frame. The young adult thriller has earned $58 million after two weeks in theaters.
“The Equalizer,” a gory story of a former special ops agent going toe to toe with the Russian mob, proved to be equally appealing to both genders, with 48% of the opening crowd comprised of females. It also skewed older, with 35% of the opening weekend crowd made up of people under the age of 30. Domestically, the film picked up $3.3 million on 352 IMAX screens, a record September debut for the big screen company.
Sony Pictures and Village »
- Brent Lang
A few days ago we heard a rumour suggesting that William Shatner is wanted for a cameo as James T. Kirk in the upcoming third instalment of Paramount’s rebooted Star Trek franchise, and while Shatner subsequently took to Twitter to deny the speculation, he has now admitted that he has been approached by producer J.J. Abrams with a view to returning in his signature role in what will be the 50th anniversary of the sci-fi series. Speaking at Mashville Wizard World Comic-Con yesterday, Shatner admitted that he’d had a phonecall from Abrams to sound out his interest in a cameo in Star Trek 3:
“So [Abrams] calls and says ‘I’m calling, Bill, because the director of the Star Trek movie, the next one, has had an idea where you might be involved in it. So I am calling to see if you would be interested.’ I said ‘Oh, »
- Gary Collinson
Title: The Boxtrolls Director: Graham Annable, Anthony Stacchi Screenwriters: Irene Brignull, Adam Pava Cast: Ben Kingsley, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Elle Fanning, Jared Harris, Nick Rost, Richard Ayoade, Tracy Morgan, Toni Collette, Simon Pegg Animation fans have been keeping their eyes on Laika Entertainment, the stop motion studio that’s so far created two incredibly entertaining films that viewers quickly grew to love. Their visual style and sweet stories continually lure audiences into theaters with their charming tales, but there are some who wonder if ‘The Boxtrolls’ is a worthy addition to their ever-growing filmography. It not only stands by to the continual themes of family and unique personalities, but still contains that [ Read More ]
The post The Boxtrolls Movie Review appeared first on Shockya.com. »
- Melissa Molina
In the latest Fmtv’s Movie Newsgasm, Owen Rhys has a look at the recently announced Deadpool movie – possibly starring Ryan Reynolds – William Shatner’s invovlement in Robert Orci’s Star Trek 3, the latest update on the Power Rangers movie, Ridley Scott talks on Prometheus 2 And Blade Runner 2, Jeremy Renner teases a Hawkeye appearance in Captain America 3 and much, much more…
Fmtv will be back next week with another installment of Movie Myths and Movie Newsgasm. If you haven’t already, you can subscribe here. See below for more information on the films discussed…
…will star Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye) alongside regular cast members Chris Evans (Steve Rogers), Anthony Mackie (Falcon) and Sebastian Stan (The Winter Soldier). He will next be seen in Joss Whedon’s Avengers: Age of Ultron (official synopsis time…), the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When »
- Oliver Davis
Now playing in theaters is Laika’s The Boxtrolls. Making their stop-motion debut is directors Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annable and the film is based on the children’s novel Here Be Monsters by Alan Snow. Featuring the voices of Isaac Hempstead Wright, Elle Fanning, Sir Ben Kingsley, Toni Collette, Nick Frost, Simon Pegg, Richard Ayoade, Tracy Morgan, and Jared Harris, The Boxtrolls is about a young orphaned boy named Eggs (Wright) who is raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors who he must save from evil exterminator Archibald Snatched (Kingsley). For more on the film, read Matt’s review or click here for trailers, images, interviews, and everything we’ve posted on the film. At the L.A. press day I landed a video interview with directors Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annable. They talked about the technical challenges making The Boxtrolls, how the crew from Paranorman and Coraline never disbanded, »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
Chicago – Monty Python, Peter Cook & Dudley Moore, Peter Sellers, Mr. Bean, Alan Partridge – all are examples of British comedy, that off-kilter “are you in on the joke?” point of view. That comic tone has arrived in an animated film, within the stop motion world of “The Boxtrolls.”
From the same studio that brought the twisted entertainments of “Coraline” and “ParaNorman” – Laika Entertainment – “The Boxtrolls” continue their comic tradition of subtle jabs and visual humor. Full of scenic invention, it paints their characters in the film with traits that are neither good nor bad, they just have a weird sense of a different mentality. The story also celebrates the notion of being yourself, despite any background circumstances, and staying away from greed and false terror and idolatry. Take that, “Frozen”!
Based on the British storybook, “Here Be Monsters!” the story centers on a boy named Eggs (voice of Isaac Hemstead-Wright »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
Hector and the Search for Happiness includes laughs and relatable drama but struggles to find successful balance between engaging journeys and thought-provoking destinations.
In Hector and the Search for Happiness, Simon Pegg plays the titular character – a psychiatrist who comes to realize that his patterned and sterile life has not equipped him to advise others on improving their mental health. Inexperienced with the outside world, Hector decides the only way to help his patients (and himself) is to travel around the world on a journey of self-discovery – in the hopes of finding the keys to happiness.
However, in order to put his daily routine behind him and venture out into the world, Hector must leave behind his loving girlfriend Clara (Rosamund Pike), who isn’t quite ...
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- Ben Kendrick
While doing press for his upcoming thriller Kill the Messenger, Jeremy Renner offered a few updates on his upcoming projects Avengers: Age of Ultron, Mission: Impossible 5 and the sequel to 2012's The Bourne Legacy in an interview with Access Hollywood.
"I think everything that worked in the first one is exponentially going to be better in this one. I think the comedic relief, I think the action, is going to be bigger. There is more time spent with all of the Avengers together as a unit on and off the clock, if you will, which is actually really fun. A lot of secrets are revealed and more secrets are posed."
Laika Studios’ The Boxtrolls opens today, and it looks really really charming with a little side dish of creepy. Sir Ben Kingsley voices the film’s villain, The Snatcher, and he recently spoke to reporters about what drew him to the role, and he has some kind of harsh words for other so-called family films.
I haven’t done much of this before. I was sent the most beautiful script which rang true. It rang true from the honest starting point for a family film, which I think is a very bold, very mature move. Orphans. They go through a struggle. They fight some very dark forces, and they achieve their own light, their own friendship, and their own future. To present this as a family film is very refreshing. I’m sorry to say that I think family films often wipe off the top two generations of the family and say, »
- Mily Dunbar
In her powerful speech about women's rights to the United Nations this week, Emma Watson called on men everywhere to support the HeForShe campaign and help end gender inequality. And now, some famous guys are doing just that - very publicly. Harry Styles, Russell Crowe, Emile Hirsch and Chris Colfer are just a few of the male celebs who've posted #HeForShe selfies online in support of the cause. Below, check out their photos - and guys, let us know how you plan to join the campaign. Wonderful men out there. I'm launching a campaign - #heforshe. Support the women in »
- Tim Nudd, @nudd
For 114-minutes Hector and the Search for Happiness walks the tightrope between nausea and uplift. A movie whose logline is “a psychiatrist searches the globe to find the secret of happiness,” seens congentinally constructed to evoke such mixed emotions. And so Maria von Heland and Peter Chelsom’s uneven screenplay beats on with a confluence of stirring and sickening sequences — its unrelenting optimism alternately admirable and revolting. That said, there is something about Chelsom’s film, his first since the Hannah Montana: The Movie in 2009, that occasionally has the power to win you over. The power lies in Simon Pegg, playing the eponymous psychiatrist who has recently become disenchanted with his life. Professional and maritally, Hector has been going through the motions. “Tidy” and “uncomplicated” are the descriptors his partner, Clara (Rosamund Pike) uses. The two appear to be content, which perhaps is better than being discontent, but is almost certainly more boring. The »
- Sam Fragoso
Running Time: 1 hr 37 mins
Release Date: September 26, 2014
Plot: Underground inventors known as boxtrolls are wrongfully feared by a town that loves cheese.
Who’S It For? Those who like inventive, ambitious films.
As computer animation becomes keyboard-mashing wizardry that awes with the amount of hair follicles but remains a mystery to the public eye, stop-motion like in The Boxtrolls provides a wholly different wonder, that of watching an entire set of figures come to life through precision and extreme dedication. The work of Laika Animation Studios, as reminded in The Boxtrolls, provides filmgoers quite a visual treat for those looking to witness marvelous handmade ambition.
The Boxtrolls are short inventive creatures who scour in the night and fix things within the town of Cheesebridge, whilst, indeed, wearing boxes. They »
- Nick Allen
Now playing in theaters is Laika’s The Boxtrolls. Making their stop-motion debut is directors Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annable and the film is based on the children’s novel Here Be Monsters by Alan Snow. Featuring the voices of Isaac Hempstead Wright, Elle Fanning, Sir Ben Kingsley, Toni Collette, Nick Frost, Simon Pegg, Richard Ayoade, Tracy Morgan, and Jared Harris, The Boxtrolls is about a young orphaned boy named Eggs (Wright) who is raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors who he must save from evil exterminator Archibald Snatched (Kingsley). For more on the film, read Matt's review or click here for trailers, images, interviews, and everything we’ve posted on the film. At the L.A. press day I landed a video interview with Sir Ben Kingsley. He talked about how they made The Boxtrolls, how much he knew about stop-motion prior to getting involved and what surprised him about the process, »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
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