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The X-Men films have been getting bigger and bigger and X-men: Apocalypse, with its huge cast of characters and epic villain, is shaping up to be the biggest yet. Oscar Isaac, who was cast the titular villain, recently spoke with the Monkeys Fighting Robots podcast where he teased the biblical nature of his character. I’ve been reading the script a lot and trying to come at — for me — a interesting angle. Definitely focusing on the fact he is the embodiment of »
- Kevin Fraser
The supremely talented Oscar Isaac was recently a guest on the Monkeys Fighting Robots podcast recently and briefly touched on his work on Star Wars: The Force Awakens and X-Men: Apocalypse. On the latter, Isaac confirmed that he's already begun filming for Apocalypse and that he's still digesting the script and developing his take on the character. "I’ve been reading the script a lot and trying to come at for me, a interesting angle. Definitely focusing on the fact he is the embodiment of the second coming of the judgments of god and that energy going in. We’re playing with that. What we are trying to do is make his philosophy and what his mission is, one that is both simple but also holds water, that really makes sense throughout the whole movie. I think Simon Kinberg and Bryan Singer, we’ve been able to come up with something very cool. »
Director Bryan Singer continues to score points with his behind-the-scenes photos from "X-Men Apocalypse," which is now filming for a May 2016 release. He recently shared James McAvoy's transformation into bald Professor Charles Xavier, and he just posted this casual hangout shot with returning stars Nicholas Hoult (Beast) and Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique):
Back with the #thekidsinthehall #jenniferlawrence #mystique #nicholashoult #beast #Xmen #XMenApocalypse
A photo posted by Bryan Singer (@bryanjaysinger) on May 21, 2015 at 11:52am Pdt
As fans, we're pumped to see any images from the movie set. And as never-say-die shippers, we're loving any photos with exes JLaw and Nicholas. (Get back together!) (#Sorrynotsorry!)
In case you want more new "Apocalypse" photos -- and in case you can shed light on what this might mean -- Singer also shared this image last week:
The past catches up. #Xmen #XMenApocalypse
A photo posted by Bryan Singer (@bryanjaysinger) on May 13, 2015 at »
- Gina Carbone
2015 has undoubtedly been Alicia Vikander’s breakthrough year with fantastic lead parts in the thought provoking sci-fi thriller Ex Machina and the harrowing World War I drama Testament Of Youth, which is now available digitally and will arrive on Blu-ray and DVD from 25th May. However, this rise to the fore is by no means out of the blue for Vikander, who showed promise as a leading actress in A Royal Affair in 2012 and then went on to hold her own opposite the likes of Keira Knightley in Anna Karenina and Benedict Cumberbatch in The Fifth Estate. In this feature we take a look at the very best of Alicia Vikander.
Anna Karenina (2012)
Anna Karenina is a bold, theatrical adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s timeless novel by Academy Award winner Tom Stoppard. The film was the third collaboration of Academy Award nominee Keira Knightley with acclaimed director Joe Wright, but »
- Jazmine Sky Bradley
Bryan Singer has taken to Instagram to reveal that Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult are now on the set of X-Men: Apocalypse, and the photo below...tells us nothing! There are obviously a lot if questions about the characters in the movie that we have though, including whether or not Beast will remain in that form for the entire thing this time around or will again be able to control it. As well as returning cast members Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, and Ian McKellen, X-Men: Apocalypse will also introduce Alexandra Shipp, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Lana Condor, Oscar Isaac, Ben Hardy, Olivia Munn, and a number of others. The movie is set to be released on May 27th, 2016. Are you more excited to see Beast or Mystique? Back with the #thekidsinthehall #jenniferlawrence #mystique #nicholashoult #beast #Xmen #XMenApocalypse A photo posted by Bryan Singer (@bryanjaysinger) on May »
When Oscar Isaac was cast in The Wire creator David Simon‘s limited series Show Me a Hero, plenty of people knew he was a great talent, and there was plenty reason to be interested in a series that drew the two together. Now, however, we’ve all seen Isaac in Ex Machina, not to mention the trailers […]
- Russ Fischer
This December, costume designer Michael Kaplan is set to add b to an impressive CV that includes the likes of Blade Runner, Se7en, Fight Club, Star Trek and Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol, and during an in depth interview with Vanity Fair, the BAFTA Award winner has spoken about his work on December’s hugely-anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
“I went up to George Lucas’s archives—huge building—and just spent a day going through sketches and looking just to get the tone of the movie, you know, in my guts and veins so that when I went to London I felt equipped and inspired, which I certainly did,” states Kaplan when asked how he went about updating the look of the Original Trilogy costumes. “The old stormtroopers uniforms would not be usable. Audiences of today have become so sophisticated that a lot of things you could get away with in the past, »
- Gary Collinson
Adam Driver is a busy man. The tall, knobby, 31-year-old actor — and bit of a heartthrob — who broke out of HBO's "Girls" has a full plate, with "The Force Awakens" hitting in December and Martin Scorsese's "Silence" wrapped and ramped for 2016 release. This June, Driver will receive the Shining Star Award at the 16th annual Maui Film Festival, unfolding June 3-7 at the Wailea Resort in Maui. The prize "honors a film artist who dares to dream big dreams and delivers brilliantly charismatic and revelatory performances every time that opportunity knocks." A Juilliard alumnus, he recently nailed it clean as a cartoonishly hipster, moviemaking sycophant in Noah Baumbach's winsome "While We're Young." At Venice last year, he picked up the Volpi Cup for Best Actor for his performance in the tough domestic drama "Hungry Hearts," which IFC opens stateside June 5. Read More: Oscar Isaac Faces Good Year as HBO Sets David. »
- Ryan Lattanzio
This Sixties-set piece sees Isaac head an ensemble cast as a New York Mayor, who faces a powder keg of social tension when he’s instructed by authorities to house minorities in white areas. Simon is renowned for tackling major issues on an unflinchingly honest level, so this project should be perfect for his writing talents.
Winona Ryder, Catherine Keener, Alfred Molina, Bob Balaban, Latanya Richardson-Jackson and Jim Belushi will share the screen with Isaac’s beleaguered official, and the director is Paul Haggis. It looks like the cable channel are pulling out all the stops with this one.
It’ll also provide a strong counterpoint to a forthcoming production featuring Isaac »
- Steve Palace
Created by Simon and directed by Paul Haggis, the six-part miniseries will explore the concepts of home, race and community while following the lives of elected officials, bureaucrats and citizens.
Set in Yonkers, N.Y., during the 1960s, the story is based off the book of the same name written by Lisa Belkin.
A young mayor (Oscar Isaac) is met with a federal court order forcing him to build low-income housing units in white neighborhoods. He grapples with this decision that can potentially tear his entire city apart and inadvertently end his political career.
- Mannie Holmes
Oscar Isaac stars in the upcoming HBO miniseries Show Me a Hero as Nicholas Wasicsko, the young mayor of Yonkers, New York. The six-part series is created by David Simon of The Wire and, less thrillingly, Paul Haggis of Crash, and is based on a nonfiction book of the same title by Lisa Belkin, which explored the racial strife that emerged in the late '80s when citizens protested a federally mandated public housing project in the predominantly white part of town. The cast also includes Catherine Keener, Alfred Molina, Winona Ryder, Latanya Richardson-Jackson, Bob Balaban, and Jim Belushi. Lots of angry white people will start yelling on August 16. »
- E. Alex Jung
HBO has slotted mid-August for the premiere of its miniseries Show Me A Hero. The six-hour mini from The Wire creator David Simon will debut at 9 Pm August 16, with the subsequent five installments airing on August 23, August 30, September 13, September 20 and September 27. Based on the nonfiction book by Lisa Belkin, Show Me A Hero stars Oscar Isaac as Nick Wasicsko, the youngest big-city mayor in the nation, who finds himself thrust into the center of a racial… »
Stars: Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain, David Oyelowo, Elyes Gabel, Lorna Pruce, Christopher Abbott, Matthew Maher, Albert Brooks, Jerry Adler, Quinn Meyers, Chester Jones, Ashley Williams, Glenn Fleshler, Jimmy Palumbo, Daisy Tahan | Written and Directed by J.C. Chandor
There are some movies that you come away from knowing that you liked it, loved the way it was shot and knew the acting was good, but something just seemed to be missing. These are the ones you have to take the time to step back from and think about what you have just seen, what it was trying to tell you and what you take away from it. This is exactly what I found with A Most Violent Year.
At first I couldn’t pinpoint exactly what it was about the film which focuses on 1981 a year that saw a spike in criminal activity in New York, but the answer lies in »
- Paul Metcalf
Star Wars Bits is back with a good hodgepodge of the past, present and future. Below, read about the following: The Star Wars Episode VIII script makes the cover of Wired, along with George Lucas, Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams and Rian Johnson. See a new photo of Oscar Isaac dressed as Poe Dameron. Hasbro officially announced […]
The post Star Wars Bits: Ilm History, Force Awakens Costumes, Video Gameplay, Hasbro Toys appeared first on /Film. »
- Germain Lussier
Star Wars fans can rejoice - Lando Calrissian could soon be back on the big screen.
"Right now, there's no Lando Calrissian in this movie," Kasdan told Vanity Fair. "But Lando I don't think is finished in any way, shape, or form."
Interest in the character has been piqued once again this year thanks to a new Marvel Comics series based around Lando's adventures.
Everything we know about Star Wars: The Force Awakens, »
In writer/director Alex Garland’s Ex Machina, a coder (Domhnall Gleeson) for a Google-esque tech giant is summoned to the remote compound of the company’s CEO (Oscar Isaac) in order to test his latest creation – an alluring humanoid robot named Ava (Alicia Vikander). Gleeson’s mission is to conduct a Turing test – a series of questions designed to determine if a form of artificial intelligence has achieved human consciousness. Ex Machina cinematographer Rob Hardy was faced with a similar mission – convincing audiences of Ava’s humanity despite her obvious mechanical parts. Hardy talked to Filmmaker about using everything from lens choices […] »
- Matt Mulcahey
To promote the release of his new movie Tomorrowland, writer Damon Lindelof (the man responsible for Lost, Star Trek Into Darkness and Prometheus) sat down with Flickering Myth’s Oli Davis, where they proceeded to talk about his new movie, but also the new Star Trek 3 film.
Lindelof produced the first two films in the relaunched franchise, writing the second instalment, but working on Tomorrowland and his HBO TV show The Leftovers meant he had to step away from the third. In the interview, Lindelof talks about what he knows of Star Trek 3’s story so far:
“It’s really about the beginning of the five year mission. It’s establishing the crew after they’ve been out there and together for a while. But I don’t know anything about the plot.”
Which is…pretty much what everyone expected, seeing how Star Trek Into Darkness ends with »
- Oli Davis
Lawrence Kasdan (or Larry Kasdan as he’s often called) has been a part of the Star Wars universe for many years now, having written the scripts for The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi and co-authoring Star Wars: The Force Awakens. In an interview with Vanity Fair, the writer promised some exciting things coming from J.J. Abrams’ latest entry into the Star Wars series.
“It’s turned out really great,” he said. “J.J. directed it so beautifully, and it’s so exhilarating.”
Kasdan also revealed that the runtime of the movie will not be like most modern blockbusters. “One of the things that we always refocus on from the get-go was that it not be one of these very long, bloated blockbusters,” he says. “A lot of very entertaining movies lately are too long. In the last 20 minutes, you think, ‘why isn’t this over?’ We »
- Luke Owen
To promote the release of his new movie Tomorrowland, writer Damon Lindelof (the man responsible for Lost, Star Trek Into Darkness and Prometheus) sat down with Flickering Myth’s Oli Davis, where they proceeded to talk about his new movie, but also the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Trek 3 movies. Because they’re both pretty geeky (and one of them is best buds with Star Wars director J.J. Abrams).
While getting excited about the impending return of Luke, Leia and Han, Lindelof spoke about whether he would ever take on a Star Wars movie down the line:
“Obviously Star Wars really made me want to be a filmmaker, so the possibility that I could work on one of those films in the future would be truly a dream come true.”
The Star Wars chat starts at 02:09 in the video interview below. See even lower »
- Oli Davis
Senior Staff Writer and Blu-ray nut Scott Davis takes his weekly look at what’s new and hot in the world of Blu-ray…
In this week’s UK edition, we have Steve Carell and Channing Tatum wrestling in Foxcatcher, lots of singing in the woods with Meryl Streep and Anna Kendrick in Into The Woods, and arguably the best film of 2015 so far, A Most Violent Year, starring Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain…
One of the outstanding films of 2015 so far, J.C. Chandor’s magnificent epic stars Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain, David Oyelowo, Alessandro Nivola and Albert Brooks and is set in 1981, New York City’s most violent year ever.
See Also: Read our review of A Most Violent Year here
Acclaimed with a huge standing ovation at last year’s Cannes Film Festival, director Bennett Miller’s excellent sports drama was not as successful »
- Scott J. Davis
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