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First of all, something of an apology. I have been writing this column thinking that every single title due for release the following Monday would of course be released via some kind of pay to stream service. Of course it would, we are living in the future, and this is how things are done isn’t it?
Apparently not, last week I included Jeremy Saulnier’s much loved Blue Ruin in the pay to stream section and then it didn’t come out the way I thought it might. Turns out that some companies still have a fairly limited release pattern so Blue Ruin was released by channel 4’s DVD label and appeared on DVD and Blu but didn’t show up to stream on any of the major providers, not even Sky Store or Playstation Network.
So turns out that being a channel 4 release, you can of course rent »
- Chris Holt
People over a certain age in the UK will always remember Frank Sidebottom, he was that right kind of odd to stick in your memory forever. This is one reason that seeing his papier-mâché head make an appearance in a film that really isn’t about him is a bit odd. In truth though Frank is a film that is kind of based on memories of Sidebottom and if anything Jon Ronson and Peter Straughan’s writing has captured the spirit of what Frank actually represented.
When Jon (Domhnall Gleeson) a wannabe musician finds himself playing keyboard in an eccentric band, he becomes infatuated with the enigmatic front man Frank (Michael Fassbender). His face hidden behind a papier-mâché head he wears Frank is the inspiration for »
- Paul Metcalf
Kate Hudson has starred in several hit films, with many of Hollywood's most famous faces, but it turns out that there are still a few actors she'd like to work with.
"The top three male stars I would like to work with? I think the three guys that I think would be fun to work with and would be challenging to work with and have a blast. I'd say Bradley Cooper, [because] he is just so much fun. I'd also say Michael Fassbender, he is also a lot of fun and obviously they are incredibly talented. There are so many. Leo[nardoDiCaprio], I would love to work with Leo."
The mother of two graces the cover of Women's Health magazine this month, where she flaunted her killer abs and gushed about her personal life.
The bubbly actress revealed what she and fiancé Matthew Bellamy like to do when they're able to spend some quality one-on-one time together. »
‘No Good Deed’ movie going unpunished to top weekend box office? (photo: Idris Elba in ‘No Good Deed’) Apologies for the bad wordplay above, but if Friday estimates are a reliable indicator, No Good Deed should indeed go unpunished to the top of the domestic box office this weekend, September 12-14, 2014. But why "unpunished"? Well, so far the Sam Miller-directed thriller starring four-time Emmy nominee Idris Elba (Luther) and Best Supporting Actress Academy Award nominee Taraji P. Henson (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) has a downright putrid 10% score and 2.6/10 average among Rotten Tomatoes‘ top critics. Sony Pictures, whose subsidiary ScreenGems is distributing No Good Deed, reportedly opted to skip late Thursday screenings to ensure that the film’s plot twist would be kept under wraps. More likely, however, it was the critics’ derisive remarks that Sony wanted under wraps. For instance: "The final plot twist is about as »
- Zac Gille
London's incredibly varied architecture - encompassing Shakespearean and Victorian-era buildings, secret underground tunnels and modern skyscrapers - has seen the city double for everything from 19th century Paris in Les Misérables to outer space in Guardians of the Galaxy.
Digital Spy takes a tour of the capital to find out more…
1. Millennium Bridge, Thames Embankment
We're used to seeing tourists snapping photos and commuters walking briskly across this distinctive bridge, but on August 12 last year, onlookers stopped and gasped as a group of exotically-attired aliens ran across the suspension bridge. This was no prank or stag do, but rather a scene from Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, which can currently be seen taking the international box office by storm. Incredibly, the bridge was doubling for outer space, albeit with a CGI generated backdrop to hide St Paul's Cathedral and the Tate Modern.
2. The Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich
This is »
According to rumours, Robert Downey Jr. may have joined the cast of the upcoming Assassin’s Creed movie, with Moviepilot reporting that the Iron Man star is set to play Leonardo da Vinci in the big screen adaptation of the bestselling Ubisoft video game series.
Assassin’s Creed has Michael Fassbender attached to co-produce, as well as appearing in the lead role. Although an official announcement on a director is yet to be made, it is expected that the film will see Fassbender reuniting with Justin Kurzel, who helmed the upcoming adaptation of Macbeth.
Would you like to see Robert Downey Jr.’s take on da Vinci?
- Gary Collinson
Kate Hudson has starred in several hit films, with many of Hollywood's most famous faces, but it turns out that there are still a few actors that she'd like the work with. "The top three male stars I would like to work with? I think the three guys that I think would be fun to work with and would be challenging to work with and have a blast. I'd say Bradley Cooper, [because] he is just so much fun. I'd also say Michael Fassbender, he is also a lot of fun and obviously they are incredibly talented. There are so many. Leo[nardo DiCaprio], I would love to work with Leo." The mother of two graces the cover of Women's Health magazine this month, where she flaunted her killer abs and gushed about »
If a new rumor is to be believed, Robert Downey Jr. is joining the cast of Assassin's Creed as famed inventor Leonardo Da Vinci, alongside Michael Fassbender. The rumor originated at MoviePilot, although the story has since been removed.
The story went on to claim that the Assassin's Creed plot is based on the second video game in the series, Assassin's Creed II, where the inventor appeared alongside the game's main protagonist, Ezio Auditore.
We reported last month that the Assassin's Creed II game will serve as the basis for the adaptation, with star Michael Fassbender playing two distinct characters in different timelines. In present day, the actor will play death row inmate Michael Lynch, who becomes a pawn in a longtime war between the Templars and the Assassins. He becomes subjected to a number of tests by an evil scientist named Joseph, although Michael gets help along the way from a character named Lara. »
Robert Downey Jr. isn.t opposed to franchises. The massive movie star isn.t opposed to role-playing in epic period thrillers. But does Robert Downey Jr. need another big role in what.s shaping up to be a franchise-launching tentpole based on a hugely successful and popular video game series? Take this bit of news with a grain of salt, but it is being reported that Robert Downey Jr. has "signed on" to play Leonardo da Vinci in the movie adaptation of Assassin.s Creed, with Michael Fassbender attached to the leading role of Desmond Miles. In this version of the story, Fassbender.s character will be a bartender who is "captured by a large corporation and is forced into a machine, named .The Animus,. allowing him to relive the memories of his ancestors . to retrieve powerful and dangerous artifacts." IGN picks up the story of Robert Downey Jr..s »
In a recent interview with the Huffington Post, James McAvoy revealed that he will most likely finally be going bald as Professor X in Bryan Singer's X-Men: Apocalypse. I've seen discussions among fans about when the young version of Xavier would be introduced in the X-Men films as a bald man, and here it is. This is what McAvoy had to say:
"I'll be older in this one. [And] I think I'm losing my hair finally. And, yeah, that's kind of all I know. I got an email from the [producer/writer Simon Kinberg] who informed me he was getting dead excited about stuff, but he didn't want to divulge anything for a couple of weeks, so I really don't know. It does seem fairly global, if we're talking apocalypse. Maybe it's just the character's name, but I think the nature of the film is going to be fairly apocalyptic."
- Joey Paur
The actor will take on the iconic Professor Xavier look for Bryan Singer's 20th Century Fox sequel.
McAvoy has portrayed the X-Men founder in two films - First Class and Days of Future Past - without giving up his full head of hair so far.
"I'll be older in this one," he told Huffington Post.
"I think I'm losing my hair finally. And, yeah, that's kind of all I know."
McAvoy continued: "I got an email from [producer/writer Simon Kinberg] who informed me he was getting dead excited about stuff, but he didn't want to divulge anything for a couple of weeks, so I really don't know.
"It does seem fairly global, if we're talking apocalypse. Maybe it's just the character's name, but I think the nature of the film is going to be fairly apocalyptic."
The movie will see the X-Men face »
Michael Fassbender leads a class-a cast in Ridley Scott's grimly stylish crime thriller as the titular lawyer whose decision to enter the drug trade proves horribly unwise. With sex, death and greed high on the agenda, the first original screenplay from Pulitzer Prize winner Cormac McCarthy (The Road, No Country for Old Men) provides plenty of philosophical meat for everyone to chew on, including the Counsellor's shadiest client Javier Bardem, cartel middleman Brad Pitt and Cameron Diaz as the femme fatale who pulls everybody’s strings. The extended cut includes extra material. »
James McAvoy has now played the character of Charles Xavier on two occasions in X-Men: First Class and X-Men: Days of Future Past, yet both times he has had a full head of hair. In the comics the character has always been bald and has been portrayed by Patrick Stewart in most of the X-Men films with a bald head. Whilst promoting The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, McAvoy has revealed that he may in fact finally lose the hair himself for 2016’s X-Men: Apocalypse.
In an interview with The Huffington Post, McAvoy was asked about Apocalypse being set in 1983, ten years after Days of Future Past, and said: “I’ll be older in this one, I think I’m losing my hair finally. And, yeah, that’s kind of all I know.”
The actor says he doesn’t really know much about the project as of yet, but has been »
- Thomas Roach
"I'll be older in this one," James McAvoy said of X-Men: Apocalypse, in which he will return as Charles Xavier. "[And] I think I'm losing my hair finally. And, yeah, that's kind of all I know." He continued, "I got an email from the [producer/writer Simon Kinberg] who informed me he was getting dead excited about stuff, but he didn't want to divulge anything for a couple of weeks, so I really don't know. It does seem fairly global, if we're talking apocalypse. Maybe it's just the character's name, but I think the nature of the film is going to be fairly apocalyptic." Starring Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult and Jennifer Lawrence (among others), X-Men: Apocalypse is expected to be directed by Bryan Singer and is set for release May 27, 2016. »
While we are still a couple of years away from the release of X-men: Apocalypse, we already know that Bryan Singer is getting ready to roll on the production in 2015, meaning the stars of X-men: Days Of Future Past should soon find out what is in store for them in the sequel to one of the best movies this summer. Michael Fassbender has ideas about where Magneto should go and now it appears that James McAvoy may have some clues for his future as Charles Xavier. During a recent appearance on »
- Alex Maidy
Earlier this year, James McAvoy dazzled audiences as the psychic mutant Charles Xavier (known mostly by his cool superhero moniker Professor X) in the blockbuster "X-Men: Days of Future Past." In that movie, he was on one side of an embittered relationship with the leader of the mutant uprising, Magneto (Michael Fassbender), and the movie tried, with varying degrees of success, to show both sides of that relationship (and point-of-view).
Similarly, McAvoy returns to cinemas this week in "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them." Now, when the film played the Toronto International Film Festival last year and Cannes this year, it was split into two halves: "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him" and "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her." The "Him" chapter told the story of a crumbling relationship from McAvoy's perspective, while "Her" was completely devoted to the point-of-view of his ex-wife, played by always-wonderful Jessica Chastain. It's like »
- Drew Taylor
Once again today I’m going to be taking a look back at a recent Oscar lineup and explaining what my vote would have been in each of the big eight categories we all follow so intently each season. I previously mentioned that potentially I could do this once a week with previous Academy Award ceremonies, and while I’m going to be truing to do that, time will still tell. Again, if nothing else, this gives you an interesting look into my cinematic tastes. Over the course of the year you can sort of get a feel for what my current favorites are, but now we can look to the past a bit more. Alright, here goes nothing: Best Picture – Moneyball The nominees here for this ceremony were The Artist, The Descendants, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, The Help, Hugo, Midnight in Paris, Moneyball, The Tree of Life, and War Horse. »
- Joey Magidson
Exclusive: Jeff Berg’s Resolution has hired new agent Brehan Fitzgerald from the ranks of 20th Century Fox’s casting division. The former VP of Fox feature casting is starting to make calls around town as she transitions into her new gig repping talent at the agency, effective today.
Why make the leap from casting exec to talent agent? “Working with artists is very rewarding, but when you work in casting you only get to do it for short period of time,” she told me. “Joining the representation side is much more exciting because when you work with an artist, it’s for the long term.” Fitzgerald had a hand in casting some of the studio’s biggest franchises during her 12 year run at Fox, where she rose to VP in 2012. She helped land Michael B. Jordan and Dane DeHaan in Josh Trank’s low budget sci-fier Chronicle, Toby Kebbel »
- Jen Yamato
To mark the release of Frank on 15th September, we’ve been given 3 copies to give away on Blu-ray.
Acclaimed Irish director Lenny Abrahamson follows up his award-winning films Adam & Paul, Garage and What Richard Did with an offbeat comedy about a young wannabe musician, Jon (Domhnall Gleeson), who finds himself out of his depth when he joins an avant-garde pop band led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank (Michael Fassbender), a musical genius who hides himself inside a large fake head, and his terrifying bandmate Clara (Maggie Gyllenhaal).
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The British actor is said to be Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions' top choice to be the main antagonist, according to Deadline.
However, negotiations for the role have yet to be officially finalised.
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