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Mondo unveils a new poster series centered around a trio of films from Ben Affleck. Collaborating with a variety of artists, Mondo has produced three moody pieces of artwork to capture Ben Affleck's impressive directorial accomplishments for Argo, The Town and Gone Baby Gone.
Artist: Matthew Woodson
Size: 24 x 36
Edition Size: 290
Artist: Daniel Danger
Size: 24 x 36
Edition Size: 390 regular, 160 variant
Price: $45 regular, $70 variant
Artist: Adam Simpson
Size: 24 x 36
Edition Size: 235
Ben Affleck stated,
"I've always loved Mondo and their passion for film, as well as their talented stable of artists. I was initially drawn by their ability to offer a unique perspective on so many beloved films and am thrilled to see my films become the newest additions to their work."
The poster series will be released on Monday, December 9. For the exact sale time please follow @MondoNews on Twitter:
Argo was released October 12th, »
Ever since its debut at Telluride and Tiff, Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave has been gaining critical acclaim left, right, and centre.
The film was long one of the most anticipated of the year, with McQueen’s making a return behind the camera following 2011’s acclaimed (and Oscar-snubbed) Shame.
Whilst it’s now playing in Us cinemas, UK audiences will have to wait until January for its arrival, and eOne has begun gearing up the momentum towards its release with a new TV spot for our shores.
12 Years A Slave is based on an incredible true story of one man’s fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty (personified by a malevolent slave owner, portrayed by Michael Fassbender) as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, »
- Kenji Lloyd
Blu-ray, DVD & Digital Release Date: Dec. 10, 2013
Price: DVD $26.98, Blu-ray $29.98
Abby (DeWitt) is a sought after massage therapist and a free spirit, while her brother Paul (Pais) thrives on routine, running a failing dental practice with his assistant and daughter Jenny (Page). Suddenly, Abby develops an aversion to bodily contact, which not only makes her unable to do her job, but also severely affects her relationship with her boyfriend (McNairy). As Abby navigates her way through an identity crisis, her brother’s dental practice receives new life when clients seek out his “healing touch.”
Written and directed by Lyn Shelton (Your Sister’s Sister), the R-rated Touchy Feely premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January, »
Having fast become one of the leading lights of his generation of actors, Michael Fassbender adds Ridley Scott’s The Counsellor to an impressive string of roles in films as diverse as they are popular and critically acclaimed. He broke through in Zack Snyder’s 2006 blockbuster 300 – his first feature film role – and cemented his talent in the indie one-two punch of Steve McQueen’s Hunger in 2008 and Andrea Arnold’s Fish Tank in 2009.
Subsequently, Fassbender has worked with directors such as Quentin Tarantino (Inglourious Basterds), David Cronenberg (A Dangerous Method) and Steven Soderbergh (Haywire). His first collaboration with Ridley Scott, Prometheus, grossed more than $400m at the worldwide box-office.
Fassbender’s talents are much in demand, and in 2013 and beyond he will be seen in Steve McQueen’s third film, 12 Years a Slave, alongside Chiwetel Ejiofor, Brad Pitt and Benedict Cumberbatch; in Lenny Abrahamson’s Frank, »
- Gary Collinson
I have no idea why this trailer for Killing Them Softly was banned, but Annapurna Pictures just tweeted it out and considering it was one of my absolute favorites of last year and the fact director Andrew Dominik is receiving some much deserved attention as of late, not only for this film but also for the resurgence of The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, I felt I must share it. amz asin="B009AMALBM" size="small"If you have yet to see Killing Them Softly, first off "shame", secondly it's an adaptation of George V. Higgins' novel following professional enforcer, Jackie Cogan (Brad Pitt), who investigates a heist that occurs during a high stakes, mob-protected, poker game. The film also features Scoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn, Ray Liotta, Richard Jenkins, James Gandolfini, Vincent Curatola, Max Casella, Sam Shepard and Bella Heathcote. Check out the banned trailer directly below, »
- Brad Brevet
Another new featurette has arrived for acclaimed filmmaker Steve McQueen’s incredible look at the harrowing ordeal of the unfortunate black and well-educated New York man Solomon Northup in the star-studded biopic that finds him 12 Years A Slave. The film is a firm favourite in the upcoming award season with the always underrated Chiwetel Ejiofor destined for long-overdue recognition in the film co-starring Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Garret Dillahunt, Paul Giamatti, Scoot McNairy, Lupita Nyong’o, Adepero Oduye, Sarah Paulson, Brad Pitt, Michael Kenneth Williams and Alfre Woodard.
12 Years A Slave is based on an incredible true story of one man’s fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty (personified by a malevolent slave owner, portrayed by Michael Fassbender) as well as unexpected kindnesses, »
- Craig Hunter
Fox Searchlight has released a new behind-the-scenes featurette for director Steve McQueen’s immensely powerful drama 12 Years a Slave, this time focusing on the film’s fantastic ensemble cast. Led by a truly phenomenal lead performance by Chiwetel Ejiofor as a free man who was kidnapped and forced into slavery for over a decade, the film boasts a wide range of actors that includes Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alfre Woodard, Brad Pitt, Sarah Paulson, Adepero Oduye, Michael K. Williams, Paul Giamatti, Paul Dano, Scoot McNairy, and newcomer Lupita Nyong’O. This featurette provides a nice overview of the performances and interviews with some of the cast members about the difficult material, and having seen the film I’ll admit I still get choked up seeing snippets of some of these scenes. You'll also get a preview of Hans Zimmer's score in this featurette as well. The film expands wider this weekend and next weekend, »
- Adam Chitwood
By Tami Katzoff
Browncoats (fans of Joss Whedon’s short-lived TV show “Firefly” and its feature film follow-up “Serenity”) have had reason to rejoice since Dark Horse Comics announced that the adventures of Captain Malcolm Reynolds and Co. will continue with a new six-issue comic series, “Serenity: Leaves on the Wind.” What makes this even sweeter for fans is the choice of writer for the series: television scribe Zack Whedon... Also known as Joss’ little brother.
Most of the previously published Firefly/Serenity comics, including those scripted by Zack, focused on backstory, or events that occurred between the TV show and the film. “Leaves on the Wind” will be the first series to pick up the action right where “Serenity” left off. It commences roughly 39 weeks after the Serenity crew managed to give the big bad guys of the Alliance a sizeable butt-kicking, with a very pregnant Zoe (widow »
- Splash Page Team
Television director Tom Green (no relation to the funnyman of the same name) is at the helm of Monsters: The Dark Continent while original director Gareth Edwards executive produces along with actor Scoot McNairy. Producers are James Richardson and Allan Niblo for Vertigo and Ben Pugh and Rory Aitken for Between the Eyes. Johnny Harris (Welcome to the Punch), Sam Keeley (What Richard Did), and Joe Dempsie ("Game of Thrones") star.
Seven years on from the events of Monsters, and the ‘Infected Zones’ have spread worldwide. Humans have been knocked off the top of the food chain, with disparate communities struggling for survival. American soldiers are being sent abroad to protect Us interests from the monsters, »
- Uncle Creepy
Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael K. Williams, Michael Fassbender, Bryan Batt, Dwight Henry, Kelsey Scott, Quvenzhané Wallis, Cameron Zeigler, Scoot McNairy | Written by John Ridley | Directed by Steve McQueen
Freedom is one of those buzzwords that has been thrown around a lot lately. How we define its reach, and what measures we should take to protect it are debates that have gone on for generations. Often the accusation of taking away one’s freedom is used to challenge the creation of questionable policies in order to rile up the opposition. In Steve McQueen’s latest directorial effort 12 Years a Slave the idea of removing an individual’s freedom is not just inane rhetoric, but an appalling reality that led a remarkable story of the wiliness to survive the cruel nature of humanity.
12 Years a Slave recounts the true life story of Solomon Northup, a free black man who was kidnapped and illegally sold into slavery. »
- Dan Clark
12 Years a Slave, 2013.
Directed by Steve McQueen.
Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Brad Pitt, Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Fassbender, Sarah Paulson, Paul Dano, Paul Giamatti, Quvenzhané Wallis, Garret Dillahunt, Lupita Nyong'o, Michael K. Williams, Scoot McNairy, Ruth Negga, and Taran Killam.
In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.
On a rainy English day in Shoreditch, North-East London, the Rich Mix Cinema was the host to an early festival screening of Steve McQueen’s highly praised and eagerly anticipated 12 Years a Slave. After his two masterworks - Hunger and Shame - McQueen has stood out to me as one of if not the finest director this country has to offer. His unique and incredibly profound stylistic approach to cinema is a revelation, in an era where film as a medium has sunk underneath conglomerates, exploiting the art form for profit. »
- Gary Collinson
Of this year’s many awards contenders, Steve McQueen’s “12 Years A Slave” (our review) is the one—unfairly or not—many prognosticators have hotly tipped to take it all at the Kodak Theater next year. With the film already out in New York and L.A. with more cities to follow, Fox Searchlight has released two more clips from the film alongside a featurette focusing on McQueen himself. First up are two short clips—both roughly a minute each—from the film. The first focuses on a tense interaction between Chiwetel Ejiofor’s Solomon Northup and Paul Dano’s loathsome Tibeats. The second clip is taken from the beginning of the film when Northup meets the two swindlers played by Scoot McNairy and Taran Killam—yes, the guy from S.N.L. Lastly, there’s a featurette focusing entirely on director McQueen and how his outsider status—he was »
- Cain Rodriguez
The fascinating promotional featurettes continue for director Steve McQueen’s fact-based drama 12 Years A Slave. This time we have a focus on McQueen himself as he and his cast and crew talk about working with the harrowing, historical account of slavery by Solomon Northup during the 1850s. It’s most certainly an early Oscar favourite with Chiwetel Ejiofor as the lead Northup, whose well-educated, black New York-born husband and father was brutally beaten in a back alley and sold into slavery.
In addition, we also have a brand new television spot and clip from the all-star film released in the Us on the 18th October and the UK 24th January 2014. You can catch our review Here.
12 Years A Slave co-stars Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Garret Dillahunt, Paul Giamatti, Scoot McNairy, Lupita Nyong’o, Adepero Oduye, Sarah Paulson, Brad Pitt, Michael Kenneth Williams and Alfre Woodard.
- Craig Hunter
12 Years a Slave could hardly have more press going for it at this point, and by all accounts it is a film you don’t want to miss. Now, you can check out a very cool featurette that’s been put together to showcase the director’s vision. It isn’t just McQueen either, as you might expect from the title, but it’s the actors, producers, and others, giving their view of what his vision is.
If you weren’t already psyched for it, this might do the trick. Even though it isn’t that long, it gives you some serious perspective on what the film, and the director, hope to achieve, and insight into how that might be possible.
- Marc Eastman
Black Sea stars Jude Law (Sherlock Holmes, The Grand Budapest Hotel) as a rogue captain who goes on a hunt for sunken treasure, but as greed and desperation begins to take hold of his misfit crew, tensions cause the men to fight for their survival within their claustrophobic vessel.
The film also stars Scoot McNairy (Monsters, Argo), Ben Mendelsohn (The Place Beyond the Pines, The Dark Knight Rises) and Jodie Whittaker (Attack the Block, Hello Carter) and is set for release in 2014. »
- Gary Collinson
We’ve another collection of clips from Steve McQueen’s harrowing, historical slave drama 12 Years A Slave. Following a number of screenings, the film is currently the early frontrunner for the upcoming award season, with lead Chiwetel Ejiofor finally being looked at as a possible Oscar favourite following years as an outstanding supporting actor.
Ejiofor plays the unfortunate Solomon Northup in the star-studded biopic following the tragic life of the well-educated, black New York-born husband and father. A man brutally beaten in a back alley and sold into slavery during the 1850s. He missed out on his children’s childhood while forced to work into the plantation fields for the well-to-do. He documented his harrowing ordeal in the book 12 Years A Slave, which McQueen has adapted.
- Craig Hunter
Title: 12 Years a Slave Directed By: Steve McQueen Starring: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Scoot McNairy, Taran Killam, Chris Chalk, Adepero Oduye, Paul Giamatti, Benedict Cumberbatch, Liza J. Bennett, Paul Dano, Michael Fassbender, Sarah Paulson, Lupita Nyong’o It’s impossible to call “12 Years a Slave” an enjoyable film, but it is exceptional in every respect, making it a warranted 133-minute nightmare. Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor) is a free man living happily and comfortably in upstate New York with his wife and two young children – until he’s abducted, shipped off to the south and sold into slavery. “12 Years a Slave” is a beautifully brutal experience. Solomon is a loving father and [ Read More ]
The post 12 Years a Slave Movie Review appeared first on Shockya.com. »
- Perri Nemiroff
Originally slated for an older actor, Law "adopted an Aberdeen accent, put on weight, built up his forearms and shoulders, shaved his head and let his stubble grow out" to nab the part.
In the film he plays a submarine captain who gets laid off by a salvage company. Looking for money and payback, he accepts a gig from a shadowy backer to hunt for a sunken Russian U-boat at the bottom of the Black Sea said to be loaded with gold.
Assembling a crew of Russian and English sailors to help him, the captain quickly begins to realise how dangerous a situation he has put himself in as tensions onboard boil over and both greed and desperation take hold.
- Garth Franklin
Between his narrative and documentary features, director Kevin Macdonald is well on his way to banging out six films in the span of three years, and we now have our first look at the Last King of Scotland helmer’s 2014 submarine thriller Black Sea. The film stars Jude Law as a rogue captain who goes on a hunt for sunken treasure, but as greed desperation begins to take hold of his misfit crew, tensions cause the men to fight for their survival within their claustrophobic vessel. Law apparently went through a bit of a physical transformation in order to play the down-on-his-luck blue collar captain, putting on weight, shaving his head, and growing out his stubble. As evidenced by these first images, though, it’s tough to make someone that handsome look ugly. What a bummer. Hit the jump for more, including the first images from Black Sea. In all seriousness, »
- Adam Chitwood
Editor’s note: Our review of 12 Years a Slave originally ran during this year’s Tiff, but we’re re-posting it as the film opens today in theatrical release. In certain circles, the excellence of Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave has just been assumed for months now – after all, how could a film that features such a talented cast, a gifted director, and a dramatically ripe true life tale not be a masterpiece? It’s a dangerous business, the kind of prognostication and hype that can exist before even one frame of a film is shot, but McQueen’s latest is the rare bird that lives up to its hype (and then some). A freeman in upstate New York in the pre-Civil War era, Solomon Northrup (Chiwetel Ejiofor) and his family live an exceedingly regular kind of life – they have jobs, their own home, plenty of friends (both black and white) – and while the looming specter »
- Kate Erbland
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