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99 Homes Movie Review

8 hours ago | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Title: 99 Homes Director: Ramin Bahrani Starring: Andrew Garfield, Michael Shannon, Laura Dern, Tim Guinee, Cullen Moss, J.D. Evermore Poverty in America and financial inequality are topics that will never fail to be interesting and discouraging. The vast discrepancy of wealth that exists even among people in the same neighborhoods is astounding, and the unpredictability of circumstances can lead to places where responsible people would never expect to find themselves. The main focus of Ramin Bahrani’s new film 99 Homes is evictions due to the repossession of homes by banks after their owners failed to make payments. It is an upsetting and difficult subject, and this film manages a heartbreaking  [ Read More ]

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- abe

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Kevin Spacey To Star As A Cat In Barry Sonnenfeld’s Nine Lives

19 hours ago | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

In what’s quite possibly the strangest casting tidbit of the year so far, The Wrap reports that Oscar-winner Kevin Spacey’s next role will be that of a feline. Going by the name Nine Lives – as if there could be a better title – the film has Barry Sonnenfeld hunkering down in the director’s chair. The Men In Black helmer will work from a script from Daniel Antoniazzi and Ben Shiffrin, which Sonnenfeld has described as a “funny, emotional, commercial comedy.”

EuropaCorp will finance and produce the film, which possesses a positively wacky premise which ought to suit Spacey’s versatile acting chops. He will play “a workaholic businessman who suffers a terrible accident that leaves him trapped in the body of the family cat.” That’s a bit of a understated descriptor for an accident, isn’t it? Terrible suggests a person might have suffered a fracture or a sprain. »

- Gem Seddon

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Review of Michael Shannon and Andrew Garfield's 99 Homes - Sundance 2015

26 January 2015 9:51 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Michael Shannon and Andrew Garfield are two actors that you really can't go wrong with. They are both incredibly talented. Bringing them together to star in a film seems like it would be pure magic, and in the film 99 Homes, it is. Both actors bring their A-game for this movie and give us some of their best and most compelling work to date.

99 Homes is an intense drama that kept me on the edge of my seat. It deals with some heavy subject matter, set in 2008 during the housing market crash in which many people were losing their homes. The story centers on a man named Dennis Nash (Garfield), who is having a hard time making ends meet due to lack of work. Even though he's a hard working dad with the best intentions for his family, he can't stop his home from going into foreclosure. He's kicked out of »

- Joey Paur

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Could Michael Shannon Return For Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice?

26 January 2015 9:38 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

We’re still more than a year out from the release of Zack Snyder’s Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, and even though the majority of prominent roles have been filled, the superhero flick is quickly becoming one of the biggest ensembles ever assembled. (Take that, Nick Fury!)

But one question that has loomed large over the production, particularly when you consider the end of Man of Steel, is how the film may or may not incorporate Michael Shannon’s General Zod into proceedings. Plot details are, of course, scarce on the ground, but speculation has suggested that Snyder’s historic clash will revolve around Zod’s body in some capacity — or, more specifically his armor.

In comic book lore, the Kryptonian guise is extracted by Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg, in this instance) and is morphed into a rather formidable suit of armor, which lends credence to Shannon being involved in the project, »

- Michael Briers

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She.s Funny That Way Trailer: Jennifer Aniston's New Movie Looks Really, Really Bad

25 January 2015 7:34 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

When a lot of talented people decide to come together on a project, the first instinctual thought is: it must be good! Why would they all sign on if they didn't each see something in the film? Unfortunately, that idea doesn't always come to its logical conclusion, and there are many titles out there that are far from being the sum of their parts. From the looks of its first trailer, Peter Bogdanovich's She's Funny That Way appears to be one of these titles. It's entirely plausible that this is just a really terrible trailer for what winds up being a passable movie, but it's honestly hard to feel anything positive towards this film. Peter Bogdanovich is a terrific filmmaker, and there is obviously some ensemble work going on here - Owen Wilson, Jennifer Aniston, Imogen Poots, Rhys Ifans, Will Forte, Kathryn Hahn, and Michael Shannon just to name »

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Starpower Lights Up Day 2 Acura Studio, At Sundance Film Festival Photos

25 January 2015 4:01 PM, PST | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Sundance Film Festival Day 2:What did Keanu Reeves, Gary Cole, Winston Rauch, Michael Shannon, Adam Scott, Jason Schwartzman, Jason Isaac, Eli Roth, Jonny Drubel, Ethan Hawk, Avan Jogia, Emile Hirsch, Bryan Buckley, Adam Scott, Nicholas Lopez, Lorenza Izza, Saoirse Ronan, Jason Isaacs, Jake Busey, Ana DeArmas, Nick Offerman, Kevin Bacon, Chris Pine do on day 2 of Sundance? They checked out cast of Ten Thousand Saints, Knock Knock and Dope all descended on Acura Studio to sign the hood of the new 2015 Acura Tlx.Acura will donate the proceeds from the highest bidder to the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation’s Ride […] »

- April Neale

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Sundance: ‘Boardwalk Empire’ Actor Michael Shannon Airs His Beef With Video on Demand (Video)

24 January 2015 5:54 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The VOD business model disincentivizes theaters and hurts filmmakers, the ’99 Homes’ star tells TheWrap Editor-in-Chief Sharon Waxman

Same-day video-on-demand releases undermine theatrical sales, actor Michael Shannon told TheWrap Editor-in-Chief Sharon Waxman on Saturday during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.

“Then none of the theaters want to pick the movie up, because they’re like, ‘Why are we going to show your movie if you’re just going to let everybody watch it at home?'” Shannon said, citing a film he presented at the festival in 2014 as an example.

“I had a movie here last year that »

- Deborah Day

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Sundance: ’99 Homes’ Director Calls Hollywood’s Lack of Diversity ‘Horrific’ (Video)

24 January 2015 4:30 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The film industry could also take a lesson from Silicon Valley, writer-director Ramin Bahrani tells TheWrap

Hollywood’s lack of diversity is an open secret, “99 Homes” writer-director Ramin Bahrani said on Saturday during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.

“Listen, everyone knows: There’s a horrific lack of diversity in Hollywood,” Bahrani told TheWrap Editor-in-Chief Sharon Waxman while discussing the Oscar nominations–revitalized hot-button issue. “There should be a lot more female writers, female directors.”

Bahrani and the film’s star Michael Shannon (“Man of Steel”) stopped by TheWrap‘s Sundance studio on Saturday to discuss the film, »

- Tony Maglio

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Lex Luthor, Doomsday, Green Lantern Rumors

24 January 2015 2:43 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Three quite distinct pieces of news and rumor today tying back to Zack Snyder's "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" and the upcoming DC Cinematic Universe in the works at Warner Bros. Pictures.

First up, Jesse Eisenberg recently spoke with Variety about his role as the villain Lex Luthor and asked about his willingness to return to the role in later films: "I would love to. It's a great group and director, and the most ideal character to play."

He was also asked about whether he went bald for the role, something that still has yet to be confirmed. He responds: "I can't say anything about this stuff. They want all this to be a surprise."

Potential Major Spoilers Ahead

Next comes a follow-up to a rumor back in August which indicated that the corpse of General Zod (Michael Shannon) from "Man of Steel" plays an important part in »

- Garth Franklin

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See Jennifer Aniston and Owen Wilson reunite in She's Funny That Way

24 January 2015 2:16 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

A teaser for Marley & Me stars Jennifer Aniston and Owen Wilson's reunion in She's Funny That Way has been released.

The film is directed by Peter Bogdanovich, and is the first comedy feature from the Oscar-nominated director in 14 years.

She's Funny That Way features the story of a married Broadway director (Wilson), who falls for a prostitute-turned-actress and tries to help her advance her career.

The all-star ensemble cast also includes Imogen Poots, Lucy Punch, Rhys Ifans, Will Forte, Cybill Shepherd, Michael Shannon and Tatum O'Neal.

Aniston has recently responded to an Oscars snub for her performance in Cake, saying that she was amazed at talk of a nomination before the film was even released.

Meanwhile, Wilson can currently be seen in the third and final film in the Night At The Museum series. »

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Sundance 2015’s Scene and Heard: James Franco, Ethan Hawke, Hailee Steinfeld and Nicole Kidman (Photos)

24 January 2015 10:54 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

As Park City shimmers with star sightings, one director arrives at a film-fest party with a +23.

Director Eli Roth rolled into Sundance Film Festival hotspot Tao with about +23 (we lost count), while real “Entourage” guy Adrian Grenier talked about a sequel to the film while staying true to his “Aquaman” roots and promoting his “Lonely Whale” documentary project.

Also read: Sundance Party Report in Pictures: The Snowy Scene in Park City (Updating Photos)

Here is what is happening outside the screenings and behind the ropes in Park City, Utah.

Ryan and Ethan Hawke celebrate “Ten Thousand Saints” on Friday night. »

- Mikey Glazer

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The Week in Spandex – Batman v Superman, Suicide Squad, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War, X-Men: Apocalypse, Deadpool and more

24 January 2015 5:30 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad, Justice League, Aquaman, Wonder Woman, Gotham, Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Constantine, Batman vs. Robin, Justice League: Throne of Atlantis, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War, Ant-Man, Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy, Agent Carter, A.K.A. Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, The Defenders, X-Men: Apocalypse, Deadpool, X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Dark Knight Trilogy, Black Cat, Powers and more…

We’ll kick things off this week with Warner Bros.Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which gave us a new shot (well, new angle) of Ben Affleck’s Dark Knight thanks to an image of Batman alongside the previously released promo shots of Henry Cavill’s Man of Steel and Gal Gadot’s Amazon Princess, as well as some promotional artwork of the World’s Finest squaring off, »

- Gary Collinson

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Is Michael Shannon in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice?

24 January 2015 4:47 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Rumours have resurfaced again about Michael Shannon having a role in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

Shannon played General Zod in Man of Steel but due to his character’s fate in that film, it was thought unlikely that he would return for the latest instalment in the series. However, Shannon was spotted alongside Henry Cavill in Chicago a few months back, and now a new report from Comic Book is claiming that General Zod will appear in the new movie, with his body serving as the basis for Doomsday.

“His corpse is stolen (or perhaps just acquired, given his military contacts in most versions of the modern mythology) by Lex Luthor and experimented on, presumably in the hopes of finding a weakness to exploit against Superman. In the course of his experimenting, we’ve been told that he “triggers the Doomsday genome,” causing the corpse to reanimate as »

- Thomas Roach

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First trailer for She’s Funny That Way, starring Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston

23 January 2015 10:00 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Director Peter Bogdanovich returns to the silver screen this year with his first film in 13 years, the star-studded screwball farce She’s Funny Like That, and the first trailer has now arrived online. Check it out below…

She’s Funny That Way revolves around married Broadway director Arnold (Owen Wilson, Zoolander) who falls for a prostitute-turned-actress named Izzy (Imogen Poots, That Awkward Moment). Also featuring in the cast are Jennifer Aniston (Cake), Will Forte (Nebraska) and Kathryn Hahn (Afternoon Delight), Lucy Punch (Into The Woods), Rhys Ifans (Greenburg), Cybill Shepard (Taxi Driver), Colleen Camp (Clue), Quentin Tarantino (Django Unchained), and a cameo from Michael Shannon (Man of Steel).

She’s Funny That Way opens in the States on April 10th, with a UK release still to be confirmed.

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- Scott J. Davis

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Wait, Who Is Michael Shannon Playing In Batman V Superman?

23 January 2015 7:31 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Once General Zod had his neck snapped by Superman in the climax of Man of Steel, most of us probably assumed that this was the last we.d see of Michael Shannon in the DC Cinematic Universe. Granted, comic book deaths are rarely permanent, but Zod fulfilled his purpose of making Kal-El make an impossible decision to save his adoptive planet. However, some have suspected his involvement isn.t quite over. Michael Shannon was seen last November on the set of Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice in Chicago hanging out with Henry Cavill, and now it.s being reported that not only will Shannon appear in the 2016 blockbuster, his role may be even bigger than it was in Man of Steel. According to Comicbook.com, Lex Luthor will obtain Zod.s body and run experiments on it, most likely to find out if Superman has a weakness. While experimenting, »

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'Batman v Superman' to Bring Back 'Man of Steel' Villain?

23 January 2015 5:44 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Warning! There may be Spoilers ahead! Back in August, a report surfaced from the set of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which revealed that the corpse of General Zod, played by Michael Shannon in 2013's Man of Steel, plays an important part in the events that unfold in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The earlier report, which was never confirmed, stated that Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg) was experimenting on Zod's dead body, since it is, "the key to his master plan to defeat Superman." While the report didn't divulge what exactly Luthor was using Zod's corpse for, today we have a new report from ComicBook.com that fills in the blanks.

Over the course of Luthor's experiments with Zod's corpse, he reportedly, "triggers the Doomsday genome" which re-animates the dead body and turns it into the villainous Doomsday. Granted, we've heard a number of Doomsday rumors over the past year, »

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General Zod To Become Doomsday In Batman v Superman?

23 January 2015 3:35 PM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

In November, Michael Shannon was photographed in Chicago hanging out with his Man Of Steel co-star Henry Cavill. Since then, fans have speculated that Shannon might reprise his role for Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice, despite having his neck snapped like a twig by Superman. How can Zod return if he is dead? Well, comicbook.com has just posted a new rumor that could offer an explanation. His corpse is stolen (or perhaps just acquired, given his military contacts in most versions of the modern mythology) by Lex Luthor and experimented on, presumably in the hopes of finding a weakness to exploit against Superman. In the course of his experimenting, we've been told that he "triggers the Doomsday genome," causing the corpse to reanimate as the mindless killing machine at the center of The Death of Superman. It has been previously reported that Doomsday will appear in the film, »

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General Zod To Become Doomsday In Batman v Superman?

23 January 2015 3:35 PM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

In November, Michael Shannon was photographed in Chicago hanging out with his Man Of Steel co-star Henry Cavill. Since then, fans have speculated that Shannon might reprise his role for Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice, despite having his neck snapped like a twig by Superman. How can Zod return if he is dead? Well, comicbook.com has just posted a new rumor that could offer an explanation. His corpse is stolen (or perhaps just acquired, given his military contacts in most versions of the modern mythology) by Lex Luthor and experimented on, presumably in the hopes of finding a weakness to exploit against Superman. In the course of his experimenting, we've been told that he "triggers the Doomsday genome," causing the corpse to reanimate as the mindless killing machine at the center of The Death of Superman. It has been previously reported that Doomsday will appear in the film, »

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She’s Funny That Way Trailer: Peter Bogdanovich is Unfunny This Way

23 January 2015 10:12 AM, PST | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

The director of such classics as The Last Picture Show and Paper Moon is finally making a return after 14 years of absence from features, but after watching the trailer for She’s Funny That Way, I wonder if it’s anything to celebrate. Peter Bogdanovich has been keeping plenty busy over the past decade and a half, doing a little more acting, some hosting duties on TCM, maintaining a blog at Indiewire and helming some TV movies, namely biopics about Natalie Wood and Pete Rose, and a documentary on Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. But his last true picture show, as far as a theatrical narrative release, was the 2001 historically inspired jazz-age farce The Cat’s Meow.  For his comeback, Bogdanovich has written another wild comedy, this time with ex-wife Louise Stratten, and he’s corralled a very impressive cast, as someone of his background can easily do. Imogen Poots stars as a high-class prostitute-turned-Broadway star who »

- Christopher Campbell

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Isaac Talks His 'X-Men: Apocalypse' Costume

22 January 2015 10:22 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Needless to say, the technology employed in creating the visual effects in today's blockbusters is nothing short of incredible. I, for one, was blown away by the way Zack Snyder combined flesh and blood actors with CG-costuming in Man of Steel. To know that Michael Shannon's Zod looked like this...

...when he was just walking around in spandex pajamas, was really cool. Or the way Weta was able to turn some dude with a stick on his head...

into a giant, armored brute...

...was really impressive.

Now Oscar Isaac, the 34 year old Guatemalan and Cuban actor, is saying that similar movie magic will be used to create his portrayal of the En Sabah Nur in X-Men: Apocalypse. "It’ll be a mix [of practical and digital]," he tells Yahoo Movies in a new interview. "I haven’t had a script so I haven’t had a chance to look through the script and »

- Mario-Francisco Robles

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