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Thn Interview: ‘Monsters: Dark Continent’ Director Tom Green

6 hours ago | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Gareth EdwardsMonsters was one of those films that people fell in love with. Made on a shoe string budget, the film highlighted just what could be achieved with some hard work, determination, and a good knowledge of special effects software. Now four years on there is a sequel on the way. Monster: Dark Continent is set a decade after the events of Monsters. The creatures have spread further into the human population, there now being several danger zones. The plot centres on a group of fresh army recruits whose first mission takes them deep into the forbidden territory as the embark on a rescue mission.

The film is being directed by British director Tom Green. Green came to studio Vertigo Films’ attention thanks to his impressive short films Brixton 85 and Kid, as well as his hand in E4 television series Misfits. In the run up to the film »

- Kat Smith

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Watch John Goodman Discuss His Devilishly Good Dialogue In This 'The Gambler' Clip (Exclusive)

10 April 2015 7:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Rupert Wyatt's remake of The Gambler arrived in theaters last Christmas without a big splash, and I think it was just the timing. It's a very good movie, one of the most underrated of 2014, but it couldn't compete with the awards contenders of that season. Well, there was some buzz from myself and others about John Goodman deserving a Best Supporting Actor nod. He's definitely the best part of the movie, which stars Mark Wahlberg as an author and college professor who is addicted to making unwise bets at the blackjack table. Goodman plays Frank, one of the loan sharks that Wahlberg's character must deal with after his debts to a gambling house owner and another loan shark get out of hand. He doesn't have a lot of scenes, but those appearances have a lot of...

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'The Gambler' Digital HD Preview with Mark Wahlberg | Exclusive

10 April 2015 3:00 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

In Paramount's The Gambler, Mark Wahlberg plays Jim Bennett, a professor by day and a degenerate gambler by night, who continues to rack up more and more debt from his illicit hobby. Today we have an exclusive preview where the star reveals he wanted to take on one of his toughest scenes in the movie first, a 10-page lecture where he discusses William Shakespeare with his class. The actor explains that filmmaker Rupert Wyatt was surprised by his choice to tackle this dialogue-heavy scene right away, but the actor says that he learned a trick from his time on The Fighter, where they got the most physical scenes done as soon as possible.

We also hear from Brie Larson, who plays one of Bennett's students Amy. She reveals that Mark Wahlberg must have done that scene over 100 times, over the first two days of production, and watching him work was »

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The Gambler Review

17 March 2015 12:38 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

• Directed by Rupert Wyatt • Scripted by William Monahan, adapted the original 1974 screenplay by James Toback • Warning, spoilers ahead!

Here’s another movie review for the The Hollywood News.  It’s a very loosely adapted remake of the 1974 James Caan (The Godfather’s Sonny Corleone) vehicle of the same name about an English literature professor with a compulsive gambling problem, this time starring Mark Wahlberg (The Departed, Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch), Michael Kenneth Williams (Omar from The Wire), Brie Larsen (Rachel from Community), as well as veterans Jessica Lange (The postman always rings twice) and John Goodman (Barton Fink).

 And this gambling problem becomes the driving force of the movie as Jim Bennett (Wahlberg) struggles between trying to achieve an iota of normalcy in his life and his overwhelming desire to have everything, visually represented by having Bennett place increasingly larger bets at casinos, doubling and tripling his winnings, »

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The Gambler Starring Mark Wahlberg Arriving on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital in April

12 March 2015 6:48 AM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Mark Wahlberg plays an esteemed professor who dips into the dark side of gambling in director Rupert Wyatt's thriller The Gambler, coming to Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD in April.

Paramount Home Entertainment will first release The Gambler to Digital HD on April 10. The Gambler Blu-ray, VOD and DVD release date will come later in the month on Ap

ril 28.

Co-starring with Wahlberg in The Gambler are John GoodmanBrie LarsonMichael Kenneth Williams, and Jessica Lange.

The Gambler Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD combo pack will be presented in 1080p video and 5.1 DTS-hd Master Audio. For a limited time, every combo pack will come packaged with $15 off a sports ticket at Ticketmaster.com.

Bonus features include the following:

Mr. Self Destruct: Inside The Gambler

Dark Before Dawn: The Descent of The Gambler

Changing The Game: Adaptation

In The City: Locations

Dressing The Players: Costume Design

Deleted/Extended Scenes »

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The Gambler Starring Mark Wahlberg Headed to Blu-ray, DVD and Digital in April

10 March 2015 8:42 AM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Mark Wahlberg plays an esteemed professor who dips into the dark side of gambling in director Rupert Wyatt's The Gambler, coming to Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD in April.

Paramount Home Entertainment will first release The Gambler to Digital HD on April 10. The Gambler Blu-ray, VOD and DVD release date will come later in the month on Ap

ril 28.

Co-starring with Wahlberg in The Gambler are John GoodmanBrie LarsonMichael Kenneth Williams, and Jessica Lange.

The Gambler Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD combo pack will be presented in 1080p video and 5.1 DTS-hd Master Audio. For a limited time, every combo pack will come packaged with $15 off a sports ticket at Ticketmaster.com.

Bonus features include the following:

Mr. Self Destruct: Inside The Gambler

Dark Before Dawn: The Descent of The Gambler

Changing The Game: Adaptation

In The City: Locations

Dressing The Players: Costume Design

Deleted/Extended Scenes

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The Gambler available to pre-order on Blu-ray

3 March 2015 8:00 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Mark Wahlberg’s latest film, The Gambler is now available to pre-order on Blu-ray and DVD.

Pre-order Via Amazon UK And Amazon Us

Set for release on June 1st in the UK, the film is also getting the exclusive limited-edition steelbook treatment at Zavvi, with a limited run of 1,500 copies available for collectors and fans. No special features or technical specifications have been announced as of yet.

Produced by Wahlberg, The Gambler co-stars Jessica Lange (King Kong), Brie Larson (Short Term 12), Michael Kenneth Williams (Boardwalk Empire) and John Goodman (Flight), and is directed by Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes). You can read our review of the film here.

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Warner Bros. Closes In On Dangerous Odds

26 January 2015 8:48 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Warner Bros. is in the process of negotiating the acquisition of Dangerous Odds – an adaptation of the book Dangerous Odds: My Secret Life Inside An Illegal Billion Dollar Sports Betting Operation, by Marisa Lankester – which is set to be scripted by Andrea Berloff (World Trade Centre). The story is notable for being a female-led tale, with plenty of opportunity for drama, intrigue and diverse casting.

Dangerous Odds is Lankester’s memoir, focusing on the time she spent helping develop the world’s largest sports betting operation, before going on to establish the world’s first off-shore gambling organization in the Dominican Republic. The business ties to organized crime meant Lankester was repeatedly arrested, becoming embroiled in a corrupt and violent world where she was brutalized and imprisoned before finding happiness in a lifestyle change and relocation.

Margot Robbie is attached to star as Lankester, which immediately makes this one of »

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Second Opinion – The Gambler (2014)

24 January 2015 3:25 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Gambler, 2014.

Directed by Rupert Wyatt

Starring Mark Wahlberg, John Goodman, Michael K. Williams, Brie Larson, Jessica Lange and George Kennedy.

Synopsis:

Lit professor and gambler Jim Bennett’s debt causes him to borrow money from his mother and a loan shark. Further complicating his situation is his relationship with one of his students. Will Bennett risk his life for a second chance?

Spoilers for both the 1974 and 2014 versions of The Gambler below…

At the end of Karel Reisz’s 1974 film The Gambler James Caan’s character is debt-free after dragging a young student with a promising basketball career into the world of sports fixing. The student, Caan sees, is just as susceptible to making a quick thousand dollars as Caan is to losing it. Caan never smiles or shows signs of having broken free of his addiction; rather he goes into a nearby rundown brothel, picks a fight with a pimp, »

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Movie Review – The Gambler (2014)

22 January 2015 9:00 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Gambler, 2014.

Directed by Rupert Wyatt.

Starring Mark Wahlberg, Brie Larson, Jessica Lange, John Goodman and Michael K. Williams.

Synopsis:

A dejected literary professor is given just seven days to pay back his substantial gambling debts.

First, a word on the trailer: balls. Much like how last year’s wonderful Pride was made to look like a schmaltzy television movie (when in fact it was a schmaltzy movie movie) in its trailer, The Gambler looks like a moody, pretentious brat. Actually, that rather neatly sums up its lead character, but it’s far from the world’s best marketing technique.

The trailer is not representative of how much you will enjoy this film.

Now a few more words on the movie itself: surprisingly enjoyable. A remake of the 1974 James Caan film, The Gambler tells the story of Jim Bennett (played with remarkable faux-disinterest by Mark Wahlberg), a literature professor and chronic gambler. »

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The Gambler review: Mark Wahlberg isn't playing with full set of cards

22 January 2015 1:30 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Director: Rupert Wyatt; Screenwriter: William Monahan; Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Jessica Lange, John Goodman, Brie Larson, Michael K Williams, Alvin Ing, Anthony Kelley; Running time: 111 mins; Certificate: 15

Crime pays but blackjack most certainly doesn't in The Gambler, a so-so existential thriller based on the cult '70s film starring James Caan. Mark Wahlberg doesn't look too comfortable in those hand-me-down shoes, or with the tousled hair that is supposed to imply hours spent scratching his head over thoughts of his own mortality and the complete works of William Shakespeare.

He is no-one's idea of a literature professor and yet, that's the day job of James Bennett, whose nights are spent in high-stakes gambling dens run by Korean gangsters. The joy of winning is always short-lived because his next move is an all-or-nothing bet that leaves him with, guess what - nothing, except the threat of imminent death. It's this compulsion that »

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Rupert Wyatt Interview

21 January 2015 2:54 PM, PST | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Recently I caught up with Rupert Wyatt who dropped by the podcast to talk about his new movie with Mark Wahlberg, The Gambler. As per usual plenty of ground covered and Rupert has a completely different interpretation to his movie than I have. It’s an interesting listen to say the least. TuneIn App Users Click here – iOS / Android / Windows Phone   Stitcher Users Click here – iOS / Android   Subscribe on iTunes – Click here (Click view in iTunes and the click Subscribe) If you’re already a subscriber, the latest episode is ready to download.   iPhone / iPad Users– Click here to open your iTunes podcast app and click Subscribe!   Direct Download from the podcast tab on the right of the screen »

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Brie Larson interview: The Gambler, Greek mythology, Rampart

21 January 2015 5:59 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

We talk to one of the stars of The Gambler, Brie Larson, about Greek mythology, Short Term 12 and Rampart...

Actress and singer Brie Larson first made her mark on television, and has since appeared in such films as 21 Jump Street, Scott Pilgrim Vs The World and Rampart. She really made her mark with Short Term 12, the 2013 drama in which she starred as Grace, a supervisor in a home for troubled teenagers. It was a sensitive, thoughtful performance, and like the film itself, widely acclaimed and nominated for numerous independent film awards.

Larson’s latest film is The Gambler, a drama starring Mark Wahlberg as a well-to-do college professor with a tendency to lose money in various gambling dens. Larson plays Amy, a gifted English student who’s uniquely aware of her teacher’s insidious addiction. Although The Gambler’s very much Wahlberg’s film, Larson again brings intelligence to her role here. »

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Greig Fraser interview: the cinematography of The Gambler

21 January 2015 5:37 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Cinematographer Greig Fraser talks to us about his work on The Gambler, from lenses to shooting in Los Angeles...

In Foxcatcher, there’s a captivating scene where Steve Carell’s character, millionaire John du Pont, ushers a stable of horses out into a grey, autumnal morning. It’s a moment given a luminous, magical quality by cinematographer Greig Fraser, whose other recent film credits include Let Me In and Zero Dark Thirty.

The Gambler, the new drama written by William Monahan (The Departed, Kingdom Of Heaven) and directed by Rupert Wyatt (The Escapist, Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes) represented its own set of unique challenges. One of them was to bring tension and visual excitement to a story that frequently sees its wayward protagonist Jim (Mark Wahlberg) frittering his money away at a blackjack table or lecturing a theatre full of distracted college students.

It’s testament to »

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Mark Wahlberg on The Gambler: 'I loved the idea of playing a literary professor' – video interview

20 January 2015 1:50 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Mark Wahlberg talks to Lanre Bakare about his role as a privileged don who hits casinos to stave off ennui in a remake of 1974 classic The Gambler. Director Rupert Wyatt explains the gestation of the project, while co-stars Brie Larson and Michael K Williams give their opinions on why Wahlberg's character dabbles with such high stakes

• Interview: Michael K Williams on drugs, guns and avocados

The Gambler is out now in the Us and is in UK cinemas this Friday Continue reading »

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In New Global Hollywood, Will The Need To Please Gatekeepers Neuter Courage?

19 January 2015 10:00 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

London — For more than three decades, foreign countries lined up to see American-made films with big stars and directors, plenty of noisy spectacle and the latest hi-tech innovations from CGI to 3D. Hollywood became one of the America’s leading exporters and an attractive global investment target. And if its U.S.-centric happy endings came at the expense of Russians, Chinese, or Middle East villains, too bad.

Cut to the New Now. DVD revenues flattened. Swing-for-the-fences movies, the ones that can generate $1 billion in global ticket sales, became astronomically expensive, Every studio is owned by a global conglomerate whose fortunes fluctuate. All of them impose tight fiscal restrictions which work in some industries but strangle a creative business traditionally known for excess. Domestic box office has become a smaller piece of a movie’s P&L each year, as non-u.S. ticket sales today account for 70% of business and climbing. »

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The Gambler Review

19 January 2015 4:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Rupert Wyatt

Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Jessica Lange, John Goodman, Brie Larson, Michael K. Williams, Leland Orser, Emory Cohen, George Kennedy, Richard Schiff

Certificate: 15

Run Time: 111 minutes

Synopsis:  The death of a beloved grandfather sends a literature professor with a high-stake gambling addiction on a path of self-loathing and destruction as he counter-balances mounting gaming debts with borrowed money from a number of dangerous loan sharks.

Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes’s Rupert Wyatt shows viewers a glimpse into the havoc of an entitled and self-indulgent whiner hell-bent on self-destruction in his latest film The Gambler that stars Mark Wahlberg in the lead role.

Rebooted from James Toback’s original 1974 film starring James Caan, Wyatt’s direction and William Monahan’s screenplay are decidedly different from their predecessors: not only in comparable terms (the protagonist is still a gambling addicted literature professor and disgraced scion of a wealthy »

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The Gambler: Mark Wahlberg's new film is a dud

18 January 2015 10:00 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

All workmanlike polish and no sense of play makes the remake of James Toback’s 1974 drama a very dull film indeed

The Gambler has a director’s name on it – a damn good director, as it happens – but really, like most movies these days, it was made by The Machine. The film was put together by skilled agents and casting directors (it has a cast that, on paper, at least, is out of this world), while the script got passed around among the top directors, after Scorsese spent time developing it with his Departed writer William Monahan. He jumped ship, and when the bottle finally stopped spinning, it pointed at Rupert Wyatt, helmsman of the excellent Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes.

All of which sounds pretty peachy, right? Stars all aligned, script polished to a gleaming sheen, everyone burning on all cylinders. Hitsville, here we come!

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Rupert Wyatt interview: The Gambler, Apes and more

16 January 2015 3:19 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

British director Rupert Wyatt talks to us about his new film The Gambler, and what he's up to next...

Having made his debut feature with the acclaimed 2008 thriller The Escapist, British filmmaker Rupert Wyatt directed the hugely successful Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes in 2011. Reviving a franchise that had long since slipped into the doldrums, it was hailed as a summer film with an all-too-rare streak of intelligence.

Wyatt's latest film is a very different proposition: a remake of the 1974 film starring James Caan, The Gambler is a slickly-written drama about a college professor (an against-the-grain Mark Wahlberg) in hock to some very dangerous people. With his debts mounting, Wahlberg's gambler resorts to a series of schemes to try to pay his way out of trouble, only for his self-destructive nature to send him sinking further into the mire.

As The Gambler's UK release approaches, we catch »

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The Gambler: Mark Wahlberg's new film is a dud

12 January 2015 2:31 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

All workmanlike polish and no sense of play makes the remake of James Toback’s 1974 drama a very dull film indeed

The Gambler has a director’s name on it – a damn good director, as it happens – but really, like most movies these days, it was made by The Machine. The film was put together by skilled agents and casting directors (it has a cast that, on paper, at least, is out of this world), while the script got passed around among the top directors, after Scorsese spent time developing it with his Departed writer William Monahan. He jumped ship, and when the bottle finally stopped spinning, it pointed at Rupert Wyatt, helmsman of the excellent Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes.

All of which sounds pretty peachy, right? Stars all aligned, script polished to a gleaming sheen, everyone burning on all cylinders. Hitsville, here we come!

Continue reading. »

- John Patterson

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