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Looking at Boardwalk Empire, especially before I started to watch it I thought it was Sopranos in the probation era, but in truth it’s much more. Boardwalk Empire: The Complete Fourth Season reaches a time when organised crime was growing and the government was slowly taking notice. The rise of Al Capone was taking form, and although we do see his rise to power, for the most part this is still the tale of Enoch ‘Nucky’ Thompson and his Boardwalk Empire.
Having started to watch the show in the third season luckily I knew where the story was up to so far, or at least could place enough of the pieces together. Nucky played by Steve Buscemi is fixing a lot of the problems created by going on the offensive in the previous season and his deal with Chalky White (Michael K. Williams) is in place in the »
- Paul Metcalf
Whether it’s a Krypton fascist, an ice-blooded hitman, or a conflicted Prohibition-era G-man, Michael Shannon is accustomed to playing menacing. But in Young Ones, the new dystopian sci-fi Western that premiered at Sundance in January, he gets to show another side.
“People are used to seeing Mike play very intense, dangerous characters, but I think he’s much more of a classic movie star than maybe people even realize,” director Jake Paltrow said before the film’s premiere. “I think what you’ll see in Mike is a warmth that maybe you haven’t seen in a lot of things—in this, »
- Jeff Labrecque
Moviefone's Top DVD of the Week
Why We're In: As Adam and Eve, Hiddles is the mopey yin to Swinton's yang. The costumes and production design are to die (or live forever) for. John Hurt, Mia Wasikowska, and Jeffrey Wright shine in smaller roles. In a word, it's gorgeous.
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- moviefone (@moviefone) August 17, 2014
Moviefone's Top Blu-ray of the Week
"Y Tu Mama También (Criterion)"
What's It About? Alfonso Cuarón's road trip romance features star-making performances by Gael García Bernal and Diego Luna, who play two young dudes who both become infatuated with an older woman. Beautiful, sexy, and sad.
Why We're In: Now when »
- Jenni Miller
Several new shots have been posted of Andrew Garfield in his role in Ramin Bahrani's "99 Homes". Michael Shannon also stars in the drama which deals with the economic crisis and housing crash of the past six years. Check out The Playlist for larger versions of both shots.
Amityville: The Awakening
Frankc Khalfoun's upcoming new film based on the "Amityville Horror" franchise has scored a new title. "Amityville: The Awakening" has been scheduled for a January 2nd 2015 release starring Jennifer Jason Leigh, Cameron Monaghan and Bella Thorne as a family who move into the haunted Long Island home. [Source: Styd]
Character Actors PSA
EW has released a faux public service announcement which has hired a bunch of great character actors to amusingly explain »
- Garth Franklin
There's no CGI special effects, spandex outfits or blockbuster world-building in Andrew Garfield's next film "99 Homes," and we couldn't be more pleased. "The Amazing Spider-Man" franchise hasn't exactly been the best place for the actor to highlight the skills he showed in breakout projects like "Boy A" and "Red Riding," and with the movie around the corner, some intriguing new images have arrived. Directed by Ramin Bahrani ("At Any Price," "Chop Shop") and co-starring Michael Shannon (already a reason to watch the film), the drama takes on the economic crisis and housing crash of the past six years, with a fairly novel premise. Here's the official synopsis: After his family is evicted from their home, proud and desperate construction worker Dennis Nash tries to win his home back by striking a deal with the devil and working for Rick Carver, the corrupt real estate broker who evicted him. "99 Homes »
- Kevin Jagernauth
While we've heard plenty of rumored story details in regards to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, no solid plot information has been confirmed other than that Bruce Wayne will somehow interact with the alien Kal-El, and at some point Wonder Woman will be brought into the mix. A new unconfirmed report claims that General Zod's (Michael Shannon) body will actually serve as a key plot device used to set up one particular character's motivation.
Stop reading now if you want to avoid Major Spoilers...
According to this mysterious extra, who was on set for a total of ten days, the movie's ending has already been shot. One of the important scenes in this climax finds Batman (Ben Affleck) sneaking into LexCorp to steal some Kryptonite. »
In a Facebook post Monday, Chastain explained how Williams' generosity changed her life.
"Robin Williams changed my life. He was a great actor and a generous person," she wrote. "Through a scholarship, he made it possible for me to graduate college. His generous spirit will forever inspire me to support others as he supported me. He will forever be missed."
Photos: Robin Williams Through the Years
Chastain graduated from Juilliard in 2003 with a Bfa in drama and became a part of the famed school's drama division's Group 32.
"I'm the first person in my family to go to college. We didn't »
With less than one month remaining until Boardwalk Empire kicks off its final season on HBO, the cable network has released another trailer with brand new footage from Season 5.
The series jumps seven years ahead in time from 1924 to 1931 in Season 5, where Nucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi) is determined to bury his enemies during the Great Depression. Lucky Luciano (Vincent Piazza) also reveals that change is coming in the latest footage from the highly-anticipated final season, which we reported last month debuts Sunday, September 7 at 9 Pm Et on HBO.
Many have speculated that the season's tagline, "No one goes quietly," means that none of these characters will survive when the eight-episode final season comes to a close. The trailer also reveals that Nelson Van Alden (Michael Shannon) is now wanted for murder, while Chalky White (Michael K. Williams) escapes from the law in his own unique way.
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Ahead of its premiere next month, HBO has released a new trailer for the fifth and final season of Terrence Winter’s critically acclaimed Prohibition epic Boardwalk Empire.
Season five is set to run for eight episodes and will take place in 1931, with Steve Buscemi returning as Nucky Thompson alongside series regulars Kelly Macdonald, Michael Shannon, Shead Whigham, Michael Stuhlbarg, Stephen Graham, Vincent Piazza, Michael K. Williams, Paul Sparks, Jeffrey Wright, Gretchen Mol and Ben Rosenfield.
Check out the first trailer here…
Season five of Boardwalk Empire gets underway on HBO on September 7th.
The post No one goes quietly in new trailer for the final season of Boardwalk Empire appeared first on Flickering Myth. »
- Gary Collinson
‘Camp X-Ray’ trailer 2014: Kristen Stewart and Payman Maadi in Guantanamo’s ‘war zone’ (photo: Kristen Stewart in ‘Camp X-Ray’) The official Camp X-Ray trailer is out. "Make no mistake about it. This is a war zone," a male voice tells the recruits (and us) at the start of the movie trailer, set in Guantanamo’s temporary detention center Camp X-Ray. A "war zone" in more ways than one; he’s referring not only to the physical danger faced by the U.S. military guards (and their Muslim prisoners — or rather, "detainees"), but also, and more ominously, to a war of minds and mindsets between the two groups, who may have more in common with each other than is apparent on the surface. Private Amy Cole aka Kristen Stewart is forewarned: "You can talk to ‘em, but do not let these guys learn anything about you. Do not let them get inside your head. »
- Andre Soares
Ariel Vromen’s next film – Criminal – is shaping up to be proof positive of the filmmaker’s ability to attract fascinating casting combinations. Where his previous movie – 2012’s The Iceman – featured Michael Shannon, Chris Evans, James Franco, Winona Ryder, Ray Liotta and David Schwimmer, his forthcoming venture is bringing in names even more legendary in nature.
The plot centres around a dangerous criminal, who is tasked by the CIA to complete a dead agent’s mission after they implant that agent’s memories and experiences into his brain. Kevin Costner will feature in the leading role, with Ryan Reynolds, Tommy Lee Jones and Gary Oldman also signing up. By anyone’s standards, that’s quite a lot of testosterone, so we now have the announcement that Alice Eve will also co-star.
Having built a solid foundation for herself in recent years, with supporting roles in films such as The Raven, »
- Sarah Myles
Entertainment Weekly just unveiled the first photo of Andrew Garfield (The Amazing Spider-Man) and Michael Shannon (Man of Steel) in the upcoming "99 Homes" movie. Check it out below. Plot: Garfield plays a desperate blue-collar construction worker whose family is evicted when the bank forecloses on their home during the economic downturn. In order to get back in their house, he makes a dirty deal to work for a crooked real-estate broker (Shannon), the same man who caused his trouble in the first place. "99 Homes" is directed by Ramin Bahrani (At Any Price) and will appear at the Venice Film Festival and Toronto Film Festival later this year. Photo: (click to enlarge) »
Ramin Bahrani is not a name that many people know of, but he is one of the finest filmmakers working today. Anyone who saw Life Itself, the documentary about late film critic Roger Ebert, may remember that Bahrani befriended Ebert after the reviewer praised some of his early work, and it is likely due to Ebert’s influence that Bahrani has such a renowned reputation. His latest film, 99 Homes, is slated to premiere at the Venice and Toronto film festivals next month, and today we have our first look at it.
The drama stars Andrew Garfield and Michael Shannon, two stellar actors who often work on the stage but are now best-known for their roles in superhero films (Garfield in Marc Webb’s Spider-Man movies, Shannon in Man of Steel). Based on the serious scowls on both of their faces in the first image above, courtesy of Entertainment Weekly, this »
- Jordan Adler
After first hearing about the project late last fall during the American Film Market, the drama 99 Homes from director Ramin Bahrani (At Any Price) will premiere at the Venice Film Festival later this month, not to mention screening at the Toronto International Film Festival in September. The films tars Andrew Garfield (The Amazing Spider-Man) as a desperate blue-collar construction worker whose family is evicted when the bank forecloses on their home during the economic downturn. Michael Shannon (Man of Steel) plays a crooked real estate worker who has a risky deal to help Garfield get his house back. Look below! Here's the first look at Ramin Bahrani's 99 Homes from EW: 99 Homes is directed by Ramin Bahrani and written by Amir Naderi and Bahareh Azimi‐Khoie. The story follows an unemployed contractor (Andrew Garfield) who gets evicted from his family home with his mother and his nine‐year old son. »
- Ethan Anderton
Less than a month ahead of its Venice Film Festival debut, the first 99 Homes image has gone online. Andrew Garfield stars as "an unemployed contractor who gets evicted from his family home with his mother and his nine year old son. Desperate to get his home back, he strikes a deal to work for the powerful, greedy, charming, gun-toting real estate broker (Michael Shannon) who evicted him." As one of five people who liked Ramin Bahrani's previous film, At Any Price, I'm eager to see how the director/co-writer approaches a story that will apparently deal with the housing crisis and economic collapse. At the very least, we'll get to see an Andrew Garfield movie that doesn't involve thousands of VFX shots. Hit the jump to check out the 99 Homes image. The film also stars Laura Dern and Noah Lomax. The Venice Film Festival runs from August 29 – September 7th. »
- Matt Goldberg
The first photo is out of Andrew Garfield and Michael Shannon in "99 Homes," the upcoming Ramin Bahrani film about a desperate blue-collar construction worker whose family is evicted. He is forced to work for Michael Shannon's crooked real-estate broker, the same man who caused his trouble in the first place. [Source: EW]
"Portlandia" co-creator Carrie Brownstein ha been hired to complete the late Nora Ephron's script for the American cinematic remake of the UK mini-series "Lost in Austen" at Columbia Pictures, Neal Street Productions and Good Universe.
The story follows a woman living and working in Brooklyn is transported into the fictional world of Jane Austen’s Pride And Prejudice. Sam Mendes, Nathan Kahane and Pippa Harris will produce. [Source: Screen]
- Garth Franklin
Andrew Garfield may have spent the summer swinging through New York City and battling bad guys as Peter Parker , but he faces a much different enemy in the upcoming drama "99 Homes." The first look at the highly anticipated movie just arrived, right before hitting the autumn film festival circuit. Co-starring Michael Shannon, the film tackles the difficult economic climate of the past several years. Here's the official synopsis: Desperate to save his family home, an unemployed construction worker (Andrew Garfield) joins an unscrupulous realtor in the dirty business of foreclosing on the disenfranchised, in this enthralling and timely drama from acclaimed director Ramin Bahrani. '99 Homes' is directed by Ramin Bahrani, the man behind the flawed but fascinating "At Any Price," "Goodbye Solo" and "Chop Shop." The movie premieres at the Venice Film Festival and will make its North American debut at the »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Spider-Man would never cross paths with General Zod, but in 99 Homes, Andrew Garfield plays a desperate blue-collar construction worker whose family is evicted when the bank forecloses on their home during the economic downturn. In order to get back in their house, he makes a dirty deal to work for Michael Shannon’s crooked real-estate broker, the same man who caused his trouble in the first place.
Directed by Ramin Bahrani (At Any Price), 99 Homes will have its world premiere debut at the Venice Film Festival later this month before coming to North America for the Toronto Film Festival in September, »
- Jeff Labrecque
Horror movies have given us no shortage of overprotective mothers over the years, though Samantha Morton takes that archetype to new extremes in “The Harvest,” a powerful coming-of-ager with the potential both to scar and strengthen the psyches of an entire generation — if only it could find a distributor as daring as the folks who made it. Pitting two impressive teenage newcomers against an as-yet-unseen side of Morton creepy enough to rival Kathy Bates in “Misery,” this deeply unsettling child-endangerment dramamarks director John McNaughton’s welcome left-field return to the bigscreen after an absence of nearly a dozen years.
Always a bit of an outsider owing to his gift for blending dark humor and taboo subjects, McNaughton made his name with “Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer” before entering the freeze-frame hall of fame with “Wild Things,” but has worked only in television since 2001. Though hardly an obvious project with which to return, »
- Peter Debruge
Harvest Home: McNaughton’s Return Yields Blighted Crop
Fans of director John McNaughton, known for his gruesome cult classic Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1990), as well as that tawdry neo-noir Wild Things (1998), will be happy to realize he’s returned to filmmaking with The Harvest, his first feature film since 2001. An indie thriller written by first time screenwriter Stephen Lancellotti, it’s headlined by the likes of Michael Shannon and Samantha Morton. While there are several standout moments in the film, it’s constantly marred by an underwhelming screenplay that has a few too many inconsistencies to support the development of tension or believability. The insistent need for extravagant twists undermines the logic of the narrative, something unnecessary here considering the intensity of the performances.
Katherine (Morton) and Richard (Shannon) care for their son Andy (Charlie Tahan) in their isolated home in the countryside. Both working in the medical profession, »
- Nicholas Bell
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