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Two new clips from Pawn Sacrifice starring Tobey Maguire

29 August 2015 1:11 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its release next month, two new clips have arrived online from director Edward Zwick’s chess drama Pawn Sacrifice which details the legendary 1972 match between Bobby Fischer (Tobey Maguire) and Boris Spassky (Liev Schreiber). Take a look below…

See Also: Watch the trailer for Pawn Sacrifice

It was dubbed ‘The Match of the Century,’ and it drew more worldwide interest than any chess match before or since. The 1972 World Chess Championship between American challenger Bobby Fischer and the Ussr’s defending champion Boris Spassky would for several weeks turn a chessboard in Reykjavik into a battlefield of Cold War one-upmanship.

Pawn Sacrifice is set for release in the States on September 18th, with a cast that also includes Peter Sarsgaard and Michael Stuhlbarg.


- Gary Collinson

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Warner Bros. releases new Black Mass featurette

28 August 2015 12:10 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its premiere at the Venice Film Festival, Warner Bros. Pictures has released a brand new featurette for Black Mass, the studio’s upcoming biopic about Boston crime boss Whitey Bulger. Check out the video after the plot synopsis down below…

The featurette, which is titled “An Unholy Alliance,” shows interviews with cast and crew members, new footage from the film and teases the partnership between Whitey and his brother Bill Bulger.

In 1970s South Boston, FBI Agent John Connolly (Joel Edgerton) persuades Irish mobster James “Whitey” Bulger (Johnny Depp) to collaborate with the FBI and eliminate a common enemy: the Italian mob. The drama tells the true story of this unholy alliance, which spiraled out of control, allowing Whitey to evade law enforcement, consolidate power, and become one of the most ruthless and powerful gangsters in Boston history.

Directed by Scott Cooper (Out of the Furnace), Black Mass »

- Justin Cook

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The underappreciated films of Jesse Eisenberg

27 August 2015 8:16 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

To salute the incoming arrival of American Ultra, we salute some underrated treats from Jesse Eisenberg's back catalogue...

When Jesse Eisenberg was announced as Lex Luthor in Batman Vs Superman: Dawn Of Justice, it made instant sense. Not because he was bald, not because he looks like or Gene Hackman or anything, but just because he’s one of those actors whose screen presence is so perfectly formed. You know exactly what they’re going for with their Luthor, just by Eisenberg’s name. It’s Mark Zuckerberg vs Superman, the supergod vs the awkward genius.

But that’s not the only big action movie he’s got coming up. First he’s going to be in American Ultra, a unique stoner/sci-fi mash-up where he stars alongside Kristen Stewart (it's released in the UK on September 4th). Eisenberg first really burst into our consciousness in 2009 and 2010, where »

- simonbrew

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Exclusive: Bobby Has Problems In Clip From Chess Drama 'Pawn Sacrifice'

27 August 2015 8:06 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Bobby Fischer was a legend, a master at chess, and one of the finest players to every move pieces around the board. But he was also troubled, controversial, and became increasingly unstable as he earned more fame and attention. And both his genius and the less savory aspects of his character are explored in "Pawn Sacrifice," and today we have an exclusive clip from the drama. Tobey Maguire leads the movie as Fischer, with the story tracking the development of his talent, his rise through the ranks, and his famous showdown with rival Boris Spassky (Liev Schreiber). But helping the grandmaster along the way were big time lawyer Paul Marshall (Michael Stuhlbarg) and chess playing priest Father Bill Lombardy (Peter Sarsgaard). And in this scene, Paul urges Bill to join Fischer's team, not only because the young man respects him, but also because the man of the cloth actually once »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Tobey Maguire, Liev Schreiber And Director Edward Zwick Talk Pawn Sacrifice

21 August 2015 11:56 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Sit down with Tobey Maguire, Liev Schreiber and director Edward Zwick as they explore the genius behind the madness of American chess prodigy Bobby Fischer in a new featurette from Bleecker Street’s Pawn Sacrifice.

In a gripping true story set during the height of the Cold War, American chess prodigy Bobby Fischer (Tobey Maguire) finds himself caught between two superpowers when he challenges the Soviet Empire. Also starring Liev Schreiber and Peter Sarsgaard, Pawn Sacrifice chronicles Fischer’s terrifying struggles with genius and madness, and the rise and fall of a kid from Brooklyn who captured the imagination of the world.

“The political moment of confrontation between East and West is such an interesting and rich moment dramatically,” says Zwick. “The idea of this kid from Brooklyn going up against the great Soviet Bear was irresistible on so many levels. Then, it also deals with the odd and sometimes »

- Michelle McCue

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Explore the Mind of Bobby Fischer in New 'Pawn Sacrifice' Featurette

20 August 2015 1:57 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"What were you doing - were you spying on me?" A fascinating new featurette has debuted for the film Pawn Sacrifice, starring Tobey Maguire as chess prodigy Bobby Fischer. The film is an extensive look at Fischer's time battling Russian rival Boris Spassky in the 70's (read my Tiff review). The featurette looks at Fischer's various problems and paranoia that made him so unique, and made him a bit crazy. There's a great collection of scenes from this intersperse with the explanations of what's going on in his mind. In addition to Maguire, Pawn Sacrifice stars Liev Schreiber, Lily Rabe, Michael Stuhlbarg & Peter Sarsgaard. If you're a chess fan, or Bobby Fischer aficionado, or any of this makes you curious, I recommend this film. Here's the new making of featurette for Edward Zwick's Pawn Sacrifice, on YouTube (via Collider): American chess phenomenon Bobby Fischer (Maguire) squares off against »

- Alex Billington

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25 Fall Movies We’re Dying to See: From ‘Everest’ to ‘The Hateful Eight’

19 August 2015 6:59 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

A storm of fall movies is coming our way, and the lineup looks pretty impressive. From highly anticipated big-budget epics like “Everest” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” to smaller films such as “Truth,” there is something on the movie roster for everyone. Here, TheWrap narrows down the 25 titles with that have left us tingling with anticipation — and ready to pre-order our tickets. Also Read: Ice Cube on Why N.W.A Biopic 'Straight Outta Compton' Was Almost Doa in Hollywood (Video) Warner Bros.Black Mass” Cast: Johnny Depp, Dakota Johnson, Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch, Corey Stoll, »

- Wrap Film Team

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93 movie remakes and reboots currently in the works

19 August 2015 2:05 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

From The Craft and The Birds to The Fugitive and She's All That, the many film reboots and remakes currently in the works...

Over the years that Den Of Geek has been going, we've regularly been charting the assortment of reboots and remakes that are making their way through the Hollywood system. This, then, is the current state of play. We've removed a bunch of projects that seem utterly dead - the once mooted remakes of Videodrome and Timecrimes, for instance - but we'll keep this list up to date as and when we hear of more.

Without further ado, here's what's coming up...


One of Hollywood's most on and off projects, the current state of the live action Akira remake is that it's back in the works. Marco J Ramirez, the showrunner for season 2 of Netflix's Daredevil show, has been hired to pen a screenplay. Warner Bros is still backing the film, »

- simonbrew

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Toronto International Film Festival Premieres Include Catherine Hardwicke’s Miss You Already And Lorene Scafaria’s The Meddler

18 August 2015 10:47 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The Toronto International Film Festival has added 5 Galas and 19 Special Presentations to its huge and highly anticipated international lineup including the Closing Night Film, Paco Cabezas’s Mr. Right.

In July, it was announced that Jean-Marc Vallée’s Demolition will open the 2015 Festival. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Naomi Watts, Chris Cooper and Judah Lewis, Demolition will have its world premiere on September 10 at Roy Thomson Hall.

Toronto audiences will be among the first to screen films by directors Ridley Scott, Deepa Mehta, Lenny Abrahamson, Brian Helgeland, Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson, Jason BatemanCary Fukunaga, Catherine Corsini, Stephen Frears, Tom Hooper, Hany Abu-Assad, Meghna Gulzar, Terence Davies, Jonás CuarónJulie Delpy, Rebecca MillerRob Reiner, Catherine Hardwicke, Pan Nalin, Lorene Scafaria, David Gordon Green, Matthew Cullen, Gaby Dellal, James Vanderbilt and Marc Abraham.

The various films listed below star Kate Winslet, Helen Mirren, Susan Sarandon, Gary Oldman, Toni Collette, Drew Barrymore, »

- Michelle McCue

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New TV spot and images for Johnny Depp’s Black Mass

18 August 2015 12:54 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With the film’s Venice premiere only a few weeks away, a second TV spot has debuted for the upcoming thriller Black Mass, as well as a host of new images from the film.

Directed by Scott Cooper (Out of the Furnace), Black Mass stars Johnny Depp (Public Enemies) as notorious gangster James “Whitey” Bulger alongside a stellar cast including Joel Edgerton (Exodus: Gods and Kings), Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game), Dakota Johnson (Fifty Shades of Grey), Peter Sarsgaard (Night Moves), Adam Scott (The Overnight), Corey Stoll (Ant-Man) and Kevin Bacon (Cop Car).

In 1970s South Boston, FBI Agent John Connolly (Joel Edgerton) persuades Irish mobster James “Whitey” Bulger (Johnny Depp) to collaborate with the FBI and eliminate a common enemy: the Italian mob. The drama tells the true story of this unholy alliance, which spiraled out of control, allowing Whitey to evade law enforcement, consolidate power, and become one »

- Scott J. Davis

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Nyff ’15: Steven Spielberg’s ‘Bridge of Spies’ among main slate schedule

13 August 2015 12:32 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Steven Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies, starring Tom Hanks, will make its World Premiere at the 53rd New York International Film Festival, running from September 25 to October 11. The film was one of 26 announced as part of the festival’s main slate, along with one of four World Premieres.

Some of the main slate highlights include Todd Haynes’s Carol, featuring Cannes Best Actress Winner Rooney Mara alongside Cate Blanchett, Miguel Gomes’s three part saga Arabian Nights, Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s The Assassin, the Us premiere of Michael Moore’s latest Where to Invade Next, Michel Gondry’s French film Microbe et Gasoil, and the World Premiere of the documentary Don’t Blink: Robert Frank, about the life of the fames photographer and filmmaker.

Previously announced films include the World Premiere of The Walk, Robert Zemeckis’s Philippe Petit biopic serving as the opening night film, the World Premiere of »

- Brian Welk

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Johnny Depp forms an unholy alliance with Joel Edgerton in the trailer for Black Mass

12 August 2015 4:48 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

An unholy alliance between the mob and police is born in the latest teaser for Johnny Depp's Black Mass.

The crime drama is based on the true story of Boston mob boss-turned-fbi confidential informant Whitey Bulger.

From Depp to Hardy: 9 actors playing notorious real-life gangsters

Bulger gave the FBI information on how to take down his rivals, which allowed him to maintain an iron grip over Boston's underworld for 30 years.

Depp portrays the charismatic-yet-vindictive Whitey Bulger, while Whitey's brother Billy - a rising political star - is played by Benedict Cumberbatch.

The film's ensemble cast includes Joel Edgerton, Dakota Johnson, Jesse Plemons, Peter Sarsgaard, Kevin Bacon, Sienna Miller and Adam Scott.

Black Mass premieres on September 18 in the Us and on November 27 in the UK. »

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UK Jewish Film Festival secures 'Suffragette', 'Son of Saul'

12 August 2015 10:55 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

UK, international, Israeli and documentary titles revealed.

The UK Jewish Film Festival (Nov 7-22) has revealed its line-up for the 19th edition, which will take place across London and cities in England and Scotland.

A screening of Suffragette, from British-Jewish director Sarah Gavron, will follow the film’s European premiere as the opening film of the BFI London Film Festival on Oct 7. The period drama about women’s fight for the vote stars Carey Mulligan.

The programme also includes László Nemes’ Holocaust drama Son Of Saul, which won the Grand Prix at Cannes in May.

Other international titles set to play at the festival include Sarah Silverman starrer I Smile Back, Sundance title Experimenter with Winona Ryder and Peter Sarsgaard, and Romanian production Closer to the Moon, starring Mark Strong and Vera Farmiga.

The festival will also highlight a range of UK talent. Besides the aforementioned Suffragette, actor turned writer director David Leon will screen his debut »

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Diary of a Teenage Girl’s Message Is Good, and Its Star Even Better

7 August 2015 4:24 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

“I had sex today. Holy shit!” Bouncing around in slow-motion bliss, young San Francisco teen Minnie Goetze (Bel Powley) ruminates on a new realm of pleasure that has just opened up to her. She then proceeds to tell us about her conquest: It turns out it’s her own mother’s (Kristen Wiig) boyfriend, Monroe (Alexander Skarsgård, in the kind of role usually reserved for Peter Sarsgaard). But, incredibly, writer-director Marielle Heller’s film doesn’t ask that we be scandalized by this revelation. Rather, it’s Minnie’s gateway to the wonders of sex and freedom.The first thing to know about The Diary of a Teenage Girl is that young British actress Powley is staggeringly good in it. Earlier this year, after the film’s packed premiere at Sundance, it seemed clear to pretty much everyone in the audience that this unknown, who got the part off an audition tape, »

- Bilge Ebiri

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New Black Mass Posters Show It Isn’t Just A Johnny Depp Film

7 August 2015 7:21 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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Black Mass has some serious pedigree behind it. And I’m not just talking about a balding, stocky completely unrecognizable Johnny Depp in the role of notorious gangster Jimmy Bulger, but also the stellar supporting cast.

It’s easy in the midst of Depp’s transformation to forget, but Scott Cooper’s Boston-set film has amassed a killer collection of talent both new and old. Everybody knows just just how good Kevin Bacon, Joel Edgerton and Benedict Cumberbatch can be, but more excitingly the film’s giving major roles to Fargo’s Jesse Plemons and 50 Shade’s sole redeeming quality, Dakota Johnson. Over the past year both performers have displayed magnetism and charisma on a smaller scale, but Black Mass offers them the chance to step outside the realms of TV and Christian Grey’s Red Room respectively and play ball with some award season titans.

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- Daniel Kelly

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Eight new character posters for Black Mass

7 August 2015 4:13 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its Us release next month, Warner Bros. has debuted eight new character posters for Scott Cooper’s upcoming crime thriller Black Mass featuring Johnny Depp, Benedict Cumberbatch, Dakota Johnson, Joel Edgerton, Kevin Bacon, Peter Sarsgaard, Corey Stoll and Jesse Plemons

See Also: Watch the latest trailer for Black Mass


In 1970s South Boston, FBI Agent John Connolly (Joel Edgerton) persuades Irish mobster James “Whitey” Bulger (Johnny Depp) to collaborate with the FBI and eliminate a common enemy: the Italian mob. The drama tells the true story of this unholy alliance, which spiraled out of control, allowing Whitey to evade law enforcement, consolidate power, and become one of the most ruthless and powerful gangsters in Boston history.

Black Mass is set for release on September 18th in the States and on November 13th in the UK, with a cast that includes Johnny Depp (Pirates of the Caribbean), Joel Edgerton »

- Gary Collinson

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Check out 8 new Black Mass posters

6 August 2015 11:06 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

A film we’re very much looking forward to later this year is the Johnny Depp led Black Mass, the true story of crime boss James ‘Whitey’ Bulger, that is scheduled to arrive in cinemas on September 18th.

IMDb have just debuted eight new Black Mass posters from the upcoming film, featuring Depp, along with Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jesse Plemons, Kevin Bacon, Dakota Johnson, Corey Stoll, and Peter Sarsgaard.

Rory Cochrane, W. Earl Brown, David Harbour, Julianne Nicholson, Adam Scott and Juno Temple also star in the film, which is being released by Warner Brothers.

In 1970s South Boston, FBI Agent John Connolly (Joel Edgerton) persuades Irish mobster James “Whitey” Bulger (Johnny Depp) to collaborate with the FBI and eliminate a common enemy: the Italian mob. The drama tells the true story of this unholy alliance, which spiraled out of control, allowing Whitey to evade law enforcement, consolidate power, »

- Paul Heath

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Johnny Depp and the Black Mass cast get blood red character posters

6 August 2015 4:23 PM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Johnny Depp is about to get into a whole lot of trouble – again. You’d think with movies like Public Enemies and Blow behind him, he’d learn not to get tangled up with the FBI. Okay, sure, Johnny and his characters aren’t one and the same, but it’s sometimes hard to remember that.

For example, is this Johnny or Jack adopting this orphaned bat? I can’t tell anymore.

In Black Mass, Johnny becomes Whitey Bulger, one of the most notorious criminals in American history. The film – bursting at the seems with Boston accents – also stars Dakota Johnson as Bulger’s wife, Benedict Cumberbatch as Bulger’s state senator brother, as well as Joel EdgertonKevin BaconJuno TempleJesse PlemonsPeter Sarsgaard, and Corey Stoll. It breaks into theatres on September 18th.

Check out the character posters for the eight actors with top billing on Black Mass »

- Sasha James

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New Trailer for Johnny Depp's Black Mass

30 July 2015 10:11 PM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Today we have a new trailer for "Black Mass" crime film, starring Johnny Depp, Benedict Cumberbatch, Kevin Bacon, Dakota Johnson, Joel Edgerton, Juno Temple, and Peter Sarsgaard. Check it out below. Plot: The true story of Whitey Bulger (Depp), the brother of a state senator and the most infamous violent criminal in the history of South Boston, who became an FBI informant to take down a Mafia family invading his turf. "Black Mass" is directed by Scott Cooper (Out of the Furnace, Crazy Heart) and is set to hit theaters on September 18th. Trailer: »

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Watch: Johnny Depp Is America's Most Wanted Gangster in 'Black Mass' Trailer

30 July 2015 2:16 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Johnny Depp Heading to Venice Film Festival for 'Black Mass' World Premiere Johnny Depp looks ready for his Oscar in the chilling new trailer for Scott Cooper's "Black Mass." Based on the book of the same name by Mark Mallouk and Jez Butterworth, the drama stars Depp as notorious Boston gangster James "Whitey" Bulger, who became an FBI informant to eliminate criminal competition from the '70s to the early '90s. The film also stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Kevin Bacon, Dakota Johnson, Joel Edgerton and Peter Sarsgaard, among many others. The film will have its world premiere at an out-of-competion screening at the Venice Film Festival. It hits theaters September 18. Read More: Watch: Johnny Depp Turns Cold-Blooded Mob Boss In The New Trailer For Crime Drama ‘Black Mass’ »

- Zack Sharf

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