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Everest: Jake Gyllenhaal and Josh Brolin are featured in a new image from Everest, covered up against the elements. They star as mountain climbers on an expedition that goes tragically wrong; Jason Clarke, Sam Worthington, John Hawkes, Emily Watson, Robin Wright and Keira Knightley also star. The movie is due in theaters on September 18. [Flickering Myth] Steve Jobs Movie: Kate Winslet (above in this year's Divergent) is the latest star to enter negotiations to appear in the upcoming movie about Steve Jobs, to be directed by Danny Boyle. Her role is described as the female lead; Michael Fassbender will play Apple cofounder Jobs, with Seth Rogen set to costar as fellow Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak. [Variety] Suburban Gothic Trailer: The first trailer...
- Peter Martin
Inspired by the incredible events surrounding a treacherous attempt to reach the summit of the world’s highest mountain, Everest documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered by mankind. Their mettle tested by the harshest of elements found on the planet, the climbers will face nearly impossible obstacles as a lifelong obsession becomes a breathtaking struggle for survival.
Everest is set for release in the UK on September 18th and the States on October 2nd, with a cast that also includes Jason Clarke, John Hawkes, Keira Knightley, Robin Wright, Emily Watson, Clive Standen, Michael Kelly, Sam Worthington, Elizabeth Debicki, Vanessa Kirby, Mia Goth, Naoko Mori, Thomas M. Wright, Martin Henderson, Tom Goodman-Hill, Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson and Charlotte Bøving. »
- Gary Collinson
Title: Cake Director: Daniel Barnz Starring: Jennifer Anniston, Adriana Barraza, Felicity Huffman, William H. Macy, Anna Kendrick, Sam Worthington. Alfred Hitchcock once said that “Cinema is not a slice of life, but a piece of cake,” and snotty moviegoers will surely drool in seeing Jennifer Aniston finally committing to a challenging role with a raw interpretation. ‘Cake’ is the first low-budget, indie-style film since 2006’s ‘Friends with Money,’ where the comedic actress takes on a dramatic role, portraying a woman suffering from chronic pain, both mental and physical. The film opens at a support group where the acquaintances of Nina, a suicide victim (Anna Kendrick), are asked to share what [ Read More ]
The post Cake Movie Review appeared first on Shockya.com. »
- Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi
Daniel Barber directed from Julia Hart’s Black List screenplay about three Southern women facing a siege at their home at the end of the Civil War. Brit Marling, Hailee Steinfeld and newcomer Muna Otaru star with Sam Worthington as a renegade soldier intent on killing the women and razing their home.
“The Keeping Room” will open in theatrical release across North America in September and will be released on a variety of VOD platforms and digital, DVD, and Blu-ray formats after its theatrical run.
Production companies are Wind Dancer Films, Gilbert Films and Anonymous Content. Producers are Jordan Horowitz, Judd Payne, Matt Williams, David McFadzean, Dete Meserve and Patrick Newall; executive producers are Gary Gilbert and Michael Sugar.
The deal was negotiated by Wme Global »
- Dave McNary
Jennifer Aniston has been to the Golden Globes before. In fact, she took home a top prize in 2003. But that Best Actress win was for her role as Rachel Green, the Friends character that made Aniston one of the most famous and beloved actresses on the planet. In Cake, the small indie that earned her a Best Actress in a Drama nomination this morning, people might not even recognize her. Aniston plays Claire, an angry, scar-faced woman who suffers from chronic pain that drives her to irritable and irrational extremes. When a member of her chronic-pain group (Anna Kendrick) commits suicide, »
- Jeff Labrecque
We are in the middle of what could be a career-changing two-day span for Jennifer Aniston. The "Friends" icon and star of such blockbuster fare as "Marley & Me," "Bruce Almighty" and "We're the Millers" shocked many by earning a SAG Awards nomination Wednesday for her role in the indie drama "Cake." By Thursday morning she may have a Golden Globe nomination to go along with it. Directed by Daniel Barnz, "Cake" went somewhat under the radar after it earned a standing ovation at the Toronto Film Festival in September (although this pundit was certainly there). The movie finds Aniston playing Claire, a woman suffering from chronic pain who becomes strangely fascinated by the suicide of a young woman (Anna Kendrick) from her support group. Obviously, Claire is suffering from more than just physical pain and Aniston, as I wrote in my review, "makes you believe this character is at her »
- Gregory Ellwood
In ‘Cake,’ Jennifer Aniston transforms herself into a woman wracked with both chronic pain and a resulting drug and alcohol addiction. Here, she and director Daniel Barnz talk with Deadline’s Pete Hammond about what attracted her to the role and helped her connect with the character, the joys of working with no makeup (other than fake scars for the role) and the inner changes she needed to make to play the part.
The film’s cast also includes Anna Kendrick, Felicity Huffman, William H. Macy and Sam Worthington among others. The screenplay was written by Patrick Tobin. Producers are Mark Canton, Ben Barnz, Kristin Hahn and Courtney Solomon.
The film will receive an awards-qualifying limited release this month before going wide on Jan. 23. Distribution is being handled by Cinelou Releasing and Warner Bros.
The role marks a big departure for Aniston, who was speaking at Deadline’s annual Oscar showcase, »
- David Bloom
Co-produced by Epix and the Los Angeles Times, these stars are part of a Hollywood Sessions series in which candid conversations take place about their potential award-winning roles. ETonline has your exclusive first look at Aniston talking about her latest role in Cake.
The Horrible Bosses 2 star says she is "always trying to find the great small roles," admitting, "I've been doing fart jokes for a long time, which I love immensely." Now, she's found a "little labor of love" with her part in Cake.
Photos: The Biggest On-Screen Celeb Transformations
In Cake, Aniston, 45, plays Claire Simmons, a woman who becomes fascinated by the suicide of another woman (Anna Kendrick) in her chronic pain support group. While developing a relationship with the woman's widower (Sam Worthington), Claire must deal with her own personal tragedy.
Earlier this year, it was revealed that a sequel was in the early stages for the new Pierce Brosnan action thriller, The November Man. Remember it? Probably not: The November Man would go on to flop in the Us, grossing just $25m in the Us, and when it finally made it to British cinemas, it was released on just one screen (presumably to fill a contractual obligation somewhere along the line).
There's been no word yet on the fate of The November Man 2, but the outlook does not seem favourable. It wouldn't be the first time though that a sequel had been loudly mooted before even a first film was released, only to be quietly abandoned when something - usually related to box office takings - didn't go to plan. »
Yesterday Eon Productions announced that Bond 24 will be going by the title of Spectre, but despite the fact it’s still the best part of a year away from release, the bookies are already turning their attention to who will be the next 007 once Daniel Craig hangs up his Walther Ppk. So, who do Ladbrokes think is going to be the next Bond? Well, the favourite is none other than Idris Elba…
Here’s the odds Ladbrokes are offering on the next Bond…
Idris Elba 3/1
Tom Hardy 7/2
Orlando Bloom 4/1
Daniel Day-Lewis 8/1
Henry Cavill 10/1
Richard Armitage 10/1
Dan Stevens 12/1
James McAvoy 14/1
Tom Hiddleston 16/1
Jamie Dornan 16/1
Damian Lewis 20/1
Jon Hamm 20/1
Sam Worthington 25/1
Dominic West 25/1
Gerard Butler 25/1
Michael C. Hall 25/1
Who would you like to see as the next James Bond when Daniel Craig calls it a day? Let us know your thoughts…
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- Gary Collinson
Increasingly fascinated by the recent suicide of fellow chronic-pain group member Nina (Anna Kendrick), Claire Simmons (Jennifer Aniston) initiates an unorthodox relationship with Nina’s husband Roy (Sam Worthington) in her pursuit for answers surrounding Nina’s death.
Watch Claire as she fights her own demons and fantastical hallucinations of Nina below:
Cake is set for limited release in early 2015. »
- Sacha Hall
Icelandic director Baltasar Kormákur (2 Guns, Contraband) is in final negotiations to direct Cascade, the eco-disaster pic that Ridley Scott and Steven Zaillian are producing at Fox. Loosely based on the 2003 BBC mockumentary The Day Britain Stopped, Cascade is about a global catastrophe that follows an international chain of events triggered by an oil tanker collision in the Middle East.
The Scott Free and Film Rites production is scripted by Kieran Fitzgerald and also will be produced by Film Rites’ Garrett Basch. Cate Blanchett’s name has been bandied about to lead the project, but I hear she’s not attached. Meanwhile, Kormákur most recently filmed his 2015 adventure thriller Everest, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Josh Brolin, Keira Knightley and Sam Worthington in the tale of a climbing expedition struck by a snowstorm on Mount Everest. Universal releases that picture in September.
- Jen Yamato
Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald and Image Nation Abu Dhabi are extending their deal for another five years and have named Evan Hayes as president of production at Parkes/Macdonald. Hayes was formerly the president of production at Story Mining & Supply Co. The extension of their joint venture expands the relationship first born in 2010 when the production company was given a $10 million revolving financial fund. Two years later the Men in Black producers and their partners formed a stronger union as Parks+Macdonald/Image Nation.
The next project from them is the untitled feature-length documentary about the courageous Pakastani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, who stood up to the Taliban after getting shot multiple times and is the youngest recipient ever of the Nobel Peace Prize. Directed by Oscar-winner Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth), the Malala film follows the features Flight and Men in Black 3. Also on the slate is Keeping Up with the Joneses, »
- Anita Busch
Five years after the Michael Caine vehicle Harry Brown hit theaters, director Daniel Barber has returned to the director’s seat with a revisitation to period drama, which he first explored with his Oscar nominated short The Tonto Woman. With The Keeping Room, he, along with Brit Marling, Sam Worthington, Hailee Steinfeld and newcomer Muna Otaru, relive the end of the American Civil War still firmly wrapped in the fraying husks of racism and sexism, yet his tale, penned by first time screenwriter Julia Hart, sees these barriers burned to the ground in a fit of valiantly feminine retaliation.
Bolstered by a set of strong female performances, Barber’s essentially feminist film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival to warm reviews just months ago. I had the opportunity to sit down with the director to discuss how he came to the project, if he had any apprehensions about tackling »
- Jordan M. Smith
Next July we’ll be getting a brand new Terminator movie (check out the first poster for Terminator: Genisys here) and it’s fair to say that despite the confirmed return of Arnold Schwarzenegger, there hasn’t been a lot of great things written about it. It could be said that one of the reasons fans have reservations about the upcoming movie – and I’m not even gonna mention the silly title at all – is because of the last instalment, Terminator: Salvation starring Christian Bale and Sam Worthington.
Salvation was directed by McG (Charlie’s Angels, This Means War) and left a sour taste in the mouth of many Terminator fans. In an interview with the WSJ Christian Bale – who starred as John Connor in Salvation – was asked about that leaked behind the scene rant and his thoughts on McG…and he didn’t exactly have kind words to say about him. »
- Gavin Logan
• Jean-Claude Van Damme is in final talks for Kickboxer, a franchise remake of the 1989 action film that kickstarted his career. John Stockwell is directing the film, which stars Dave Bautista, Alain Moussi, and Georges St. Pierre. The story follows Kurt Sloane (Moussi), a man who travels to Thailand and learns how to kickbox in order to face his brother's killer, Tong Po (Bautista). Van Damme starred as Sloane in the original, and is eyeing an updated version of Sloane's teacher, Master Chow. If it's finalized, he will be replacing Tony Jaa who had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts. »
- C. Molly Smith
New York Film Critics Circle
Richard Linklater's "Boyhood" swept the New York Film Critics Circle awards announced this morning. The feature scored best film, director, and supporting actress for Patricia Arquette's role. Also nabbing acting honors were Marion Cotillard for "Two Days, One Night," Timothy Spall for "Mr. Turner" and J.K. Simmons for "Whiplash".
"The Grand Budapest Hotel" scored best screenplay, "The Babadook" won best first film, "The Immigrant" nabbed best cinematography, "Ida" won best foreign language film, "The Lego Movie" scored best animated feature, and "Citizenfour" won best documentary. [Source: Nyfcc]
Worthington plays a hired assassin sent to target a woman whom he instead bonds with and together they go on the run. Leech will play the assassin's former employer. »
- Garth Franklin
Allen Leech (Downton Abbey, The Imitation Game) has joined Jonathan Mostow’s Hunter’s Prayer, alongside Sam Worthington and Odeya Rush. Adapted from Kevin Wignall’s novel For The Dogs by Paul Leyden, Oren Moverman, John Brancato and Michael Ferris, the film tells the story of Lucas, a hired assassin (Worthington) sent to target Ella (Rush). Instead, he bonds with her and cannot carry out his assignment. Lucas is then targeted, and the pair flee across Europe. Leech will play the role of Lucas’ former employer.
- Ali Jaafar
What’s that coming over the hill? It’s a trailer. It’s a trailer.
That’s right – Star Wars: The Force Awakens (or, Episode VII to its mates) has its first trailer. There’s also plot rumours of Godzilla director Gareth Edwards’ Star Wars spin-off movie (bounty hunter heist, anyone?), the wonderful ‘oh-please-tell-me-you-didn’t-just-create-a-super-mutant-dinosaur’ antics of Jurassic World’s first trailer and James Cameron finally speaks on the Avatar sequels. Hear about all that and much, much more in this week’s Movie Newsgasm…
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- Oli Davis
Will Avatar sequels use new high frame rate 4K 3D system?
Speaking to Empire, Cameron said: "I can tell you one thing about them. They're gonna be bitchin'.
"You will s**t yourself with your mouth wide open."
Avatar 2 will be released in December 2016.
Cameron recently won a lawsuit against an artist who claimed that Avatar stole from his paintings.
The director has also dismissed the potential of virtual reality technology, insisting that there is no place for it beyond games.
Watch the trailer for the original Avatar below: »
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