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Jessica Chastain Will Go 'Blonde' for Andrew Dominik as Marilyn Monroe: What's Next?

3 hours ago | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Two-time Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain has a most busy year coming up. This fall, we'll see her in Christopher Nolan's ambitious sci-fi "Interstellar" (November 7) and, hopefully on the festival circuit at least, in director Liv Ullman's Strindberg adaptation "Miss Julie." Also in post-production is director Jc Chandor's "A Most Violent Year," a gritty urban thriller set in the '80s and starring Chastain, Oscar Isaac and Albert Brooks, from A24. What's more? "Killing Them Softly" director Andrew Dominik has found his Marilyn Monroe. Chastain will play her in Dominik's "Blonde," adapted from Joyce Carol Oates' tome about Monroe's first life as Norma Jeane Baker. Brad Pitt's Plan B will produce, and Dominik has adapted the screenplay himself. The script is said to be locked, but the film is still without a start date. Currently, Chastain is in the midst of filming auteur Guillermo del Toro's domestic horror film "Crimson Peak, »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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DVD Review – Revenge for Jolly! (2012)

15 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Revenge for Jolly!, 2012.

Directed by Chadd Harbold.

Starring: Brian Petsos, Oscar Isaac, Gillian Jacobs, Kristen Wiig, Elijah Wood, Adam Brody, Garret Dillahunt and Ryan Phillippe.

Synopsis:

Owing some money to some bad men, Harry (Pestos) finds his dog, Jolly, dead when he can’t pay up. He sets about avenging his best friend’s death, with the help of his cousin Cecil (Isaac).

May I direct your gaze to that cast list above. Look at it. That’s an exemplary set of names – a heap of in demand dramatic, comedic and method actors. It’s Revenge For Jolly!’s main pull, especially with Oscar Isaac in the supporting role, fresh off the critical success of Inside Llewyn Davis. The film will be noticed, but you can’t expect a great deal of praise coming off that word-of-mouth. Sadly, that cast cannot inject any life into Brian Petsos’ lacklustre script.

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- Gary Collinson

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Mysterious Character Posters Revealed For ‘The Two Faces Of January’

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

The Two Faces Of January is from the producers of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, the writer of Drive and by the author of The Talented Mr. Ripley,  so you know, it already has some pretty darn impressive history for this adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s classic thriller, that stars Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst and Oscar Isaac.

It’s 1962. A glamorous American couple, the charismatic Chester MacFarland (Viggo Mortensen) and his alluring younger wife Collette (Kirsten Dunst), are in Athens during a European vacation. While sightseeing at the Acropolis they encounter Rydal (Oscar Isaac), a young, Greek-speaking American who is working as a tour guide. Drawn to Colette’s beauty and impressed by Chester’s wealth and sophistication, Rydal gladly accepts their invitation to dinner. However all is not as it seems with the MacFarlands….and so we begin.

Head over here and watch the trailer now and also scroll down »

- Dan Bullock

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87th Academy Awards Dates and Early Predictions: Another Streep?

18 April 2014 5:07 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Oscar 2015 dates (Meryl Streep in ‘Into the Woods’) The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and ABC announced yesterday, April 17, 2014, the Oscar 2015 dates. The Academy Awards ceremony will air live on ABC on February 22, 2015 — or about ten days earlier than the Oscar 2014 ceremony. Key Oscar 2015 dates are as follows: Saturday, November 8, 2014 The Governors Awards (where Honorary awards are handed out). Wednesday, December 3, 2014 Official Screen Credits and music submissions due to the Academy. Monday, December 29, 2014 Oscar 2015 nominations voting begins 8 a.m. Pt. Thursday, January 8, 2015 Oscar 2015 nominations voting ends 5 p.m. Pt. Thursday, January 15, 2015 Oscar 2015 nominations announced. Monday, February 2, 2015 Oscar 2015 Nominees Luncheon. Friday, February 6, 2015 Final voting for the Oscar 2015 winners begins 8 a.m. Pt. Saturday, February 7, 2015 Scientific and Technical Awards. Tuesday, February 17, 2015 Final voting for the Oscar 2015 winners ends 5 p.m. Pt. Oscar Sunday, February 22, 2015 87th Academy Awards begins 7 p.m. Et/ 4 p.m. Pt. As in previous years, the Oscar »

- Steve Montgomery

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Three new The Two Faces of January character posters revealed

16 April 2014 3:46 AM, PDT | TotalFilm | See recent TotalFilm news »

The Two Faces of January looks like being one of the more beautiful, enigmatic of thrillers heading into cinemas. And we've got our hands on three exclusive character posters. Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst and Oscar Isaac are all stylishly front and centre in these posters, giving a glimpse at the characters behind a 1960s-set thriller about a glamorous and mysterious American couple (Mortensen and Dunst) who woo a stranger they meet on holiday in Greece (Isaac) into a complex web of murder, deceit and a dangerous battle of wits. As far...

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- Matt Risley

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First Look At Oscar Isaac And Domhnall Gleeson In Ex Machina

14 April 2014 3:29 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Writer Alex Garland (28 Days Later, Sunshine) is getting ready to make his directorial debut with Ex Machina, a sci-fi film set in the not-too-distant future. Starring Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson and Alicia Vikander, today we have our first photo (seen above) from the promising project, along with an official plot synopsis, which you can check out below:

Ex Machina is an intense psychological thriller, played out in a love triangle between two men and a beautiful robot girl.  It explores big ideas about the nature of consciousness, emotion, sexuality, truth and lies.

Not only does that sound like an incredibly intriguing premise, but Isaac has also said in the past that the film will be “a great three-hander with people torturing each other with their brains, in rooms.” I don’t know about you, but I’m sold.

No release date has been announced as of yet but you can »

- Matt Joseph

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First Look at Oscar Isaac and Domhnall Gleeson in Alex Garland’s Sci-Fi Thriller Ex MacHina

14 April 2014 9:51 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

The first image has arrived from 28 Days Later and Sunshine screenwriter Alex Garland’s directorial debut Ex Machina.  The psychological thriller revolves around a billionaire programmer who invites a young employee to spend a week at his remote estate and to participate in a test involving an artificially intelligent female robot that he invented.  Oscar Isaac and Domhnall Gleeson star, and based on this first image it appears that Isaac is playing the inventor.  The actor previously told us that the pic is a “provocative, sci-fi sexual thriller” and described it as “a great three-hander with people torturing each other with their brains, in rooms.”  It’s certainly a fascinating premise, and Garland’s track record as a screenwriter (which also includes Never Let Me Go and Dredd) is great so I’m eager to see how he fares in the director’s chair. Hit the jump to check out the first Ex Machina image. »

- Adam Chitwood

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First Look: Domhnall Gleeson and Oscar Isaac in Sci-Fi 'Ex Machina'

14 April 2014 9:45 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Though Dredd may not have fared as well as some hoped, writer Alex Garland is set to redeem himself by taking a turn directing with the sci-fi flick Ex Machina. Garland behind the scripts for Never Let Me Go, Sunshine and 28 Days Later, all unique films with great stories. As for Ex Machina, this one follows a love triangle between two men and a beautiful robot girl. That's definitely unlike anything we've seen before, and now we have a first look at the film with stars Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis) and Domhnall Gleeson (About Time). No sign of the robot girl (Alicia Vikander) just yet, but we're certainly intrigued. Here's the first look at Alex Garland's Ex Machina (via The Playlist): Ex Machina is written and directed by Alex Garland (writer of Dredd, Sunshine, 28 Days Later). Caleb (Domhnall Gleeson), a 24 year old coder at the world’s largest internet company, »

- Ethan Anderton

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First Look: Sci-Fi 'Ex Machina' From Writer/Director Alex Garland, Starring Oscar Isaac & Domhnall Gleeson

14 April 2014 8:57 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

"Oh man, I'm so excited to see that movie," Oscar Isaac told us last fall about his role in the upcoming "Ex Machina." And we're pretty excited too. It's the directorial debut of "28 Days Later," "The Beach" and "Sunshine" writer Alex Garland, with Domhnall Gleeson and Alicia Vikander co-starring. Here's more from Isaac on what to expect from the film, with the first look emerging today. "It's [set] in the not-too-distant future—it actually could very well be the present, it's a little bit undefined—and it all takes place in a house, or at least in a facility. I play a billionaire programmer who's developing algorithms for the most popular search engine in the world and no one's seen him or heard from him in quite a long time and one of his employees wins a raffle to come to his place in Alaska and test his newest invention, which »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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First-Look Image: Oscar Isaac & Domhnall Gleeson in Alex Garland’s Ex Machina

14 April 2014 8:19 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Having penned some of the most memorable movies in recent years, Alex Garland is finally going behind the camera this year for the first time, bringing us a psychological thriller in the form of Ex Machina.

Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac, and Alicia Vikander star in the leading trio, and with Vikander starring as a beautiful robot, you can be sure this is going to be an interesting one, and it should be a lot of fun when it lands. And whilst we await a glimpse at Vikander herself in the movie, the first still has now been released, teasing a look at Gleeson and Isaac, and what could well be some of the inner workings of Vikander’s robot, Ava.

Caleb, a 24 year old coder at the world’s largest internet company, wins a competition to spend a week at a private mountain retreat belonging to Nathan, the reclusive CEO of the company. »

- Kenji Lloyd

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‘Revenge For Jolly’ Review

13 April 2014 10:21 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Brian Petsos, Oscar Isaac, Amy Seimetz, Elijah Wood, Ryan Phillippe, Kristen Wiig, Adam Brody | Written by Brian Petsos | Directed by Chadd Harbold

Who doesn’t love a good revenge movie? From the likes of Charles Bronson in Death Wish to Camille Keaton in I Spit on Your Grave, revenge movies have been a staple of “the movies” for years. But there’s never been a revenge movie quite like Revenge For Jolly!

Everyone knows‘man’s best friend is his dog. But in Harry’s case his dog Jolly is not just his best friend, he is his only source of joy in life. In debt to the wrong kind of people Harry is thinking of skipping town and taking his dog Jolly with him. As a last hurrah before leaving he visits his cousin Cecil for dinner, returning home in the morning to pack up his life »

- Phil Wheat

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Revenge For Jolly! Blu-ray Review

13 April 2014 3:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Chadd Harbold

Starring: Brian Petsos, Oscar Isaac, Elijah Wood, Kristen Wiig, Adam Brody, Ryan Phillipe, Garret Dillahunt, Kevin Corrigan, Gillian Jacobs

Running Time: 84 minutes

Certificate: 18

If blockbusters have taught us one thing it’s that the dog has to survive. Classic interpretations of the law have been found in such genre classics as Volcanoe and Independence Dance. Therefore it makes sense to build a revenge thriller around the murder of a dog, as every viewer will be able to root for the hero of the film. At least, that’s how it should be. If Revenge For Jolly! teaches us one thing, it’s that a surprisingly horrific act can result in absolutely no feeling and absolutely no involvement in a star-filled but messy and empty dark comedy. That’s a self-labelled ‘dark comedy’ by the way, as the humour seems to be non-existent.

Brian Petsos plays Harry, an emotionally distant, »

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Giveaway – Win WWE Royal Rumble 2014 on DVD

12 April 2014 3:03 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

All the action from the Consol Energy Center Pittsburgh as 30 WWE Superstars competed in the Royal Rumble match for the chance to face the WWE World Heavyweight Champion at WrestleMania 30!

As well as the Rumble itself this year’s event also features WWE World Heavyweight Champion, Randy Orton, defending his title against John Cena, Brock Lesnar vs. Big Show, Daniel Bryan vs. Bray Wyatt, and Cody Rhodes & Goldust vs. The New Age Outlaws!

To support the release of Royal Rumble 2014 (out on DVD and Blu-ray from 14th April), we have a copy on DVD to give away to one lucky winner (courtesy of FremantleMedia International). Visit the official Royal Rumble 2014 page here and read on for details of how to enter…

With an all star cast that includes Ryan Philippe, Elijah Wood and Kristen Wiig, Revenge for Jolly is an all out action revenge thriller. Harry (Brian Petsos) is having a very, »

- Gary Collinson

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Giveaway – Win Revenge For Jolly on DVD

11 April 2014 8:22 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

To celebrate the release of Revenge For Jolly on DVD and Blu-Ray from Anchor Bay, we have a fantastic opportunity for you to win a DVD copy for yourself!

Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids), Ryan Phillippe (Damages) and Elijah Wood (Maniac) star in the ultra-violent and gratuitously gory actioner, Revenge For Jolly, from the executive producer of Machete and Black Swan.

Don’t miss your chance to win the action-packed, hilariously violent and boasting a subtle, cynical wit, Revenge For Jolly which features a killer cast and some of the blackest humour we’ve ever come across. Almost certainly destined for cult status, this is a great “late-night, kicking back with your friends and going along for the ride” kind of movie. Read on for a synopsis and details of how to enter…

With an all star cast that includes Ryan Philippe, Elijah Wood and Kristen Wiig, Revenge for Jolly is an all out action revenge thriller. »

- Gary Collinson

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Competition: Win ‘Revenge For Jolly’ on DVD

10 April 2014 9:41 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

To celebrate the release of Revenge For Jolly on DVD and Blu-Ray from Anchor Bay, we have a fantastic opportunity for you to win a DVD copy for yourself!

Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids), Ryan Phillippe (Damages) and Elijah Wood (Maniac) star in the ultra-violent and gratuitously gory actioner, Revenge For Jolly, from the executive producer of Machete and Black Swan.

Don’t miss your chance to win the action-packed, hilariously violent and boasting a subtle, cynical wit, Revenge For Jolly which features a killer cast and some of the blackest humour we’ve ever come across. Almost certainly destined for cult status, this is a great “late-night, kicking back with your friends and going along for the ride” kind of movie.

To win a copy of Revenge For Jolly on DVD just answer the following question:

Revenge For Jolly star Oscar Isaac also appeared in which critically-acclaimed movie? Was it:

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- Phil Wheat

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Where My Girls At? Brie Larson, Viola Davis, Kiki Dunst & More...

10 April 2014 9:30 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

And now our semi-weekly check in with actresses we love. Where / What / Who are they up to?

Brie

Brie Larson has accepted an offer to star in the psychological horror drama as "Ma", about a woman who's trapped in her father's basement for years with her son. It's based on the novel by Emma Donoghue who also did the screenplay but the novel is narrated by the 5 year old child who's only ever known this one room so that one's going to be tricky to make breathe as a film. This seems a better fit for her dramatic gifts than that dumb Terminator reboot she lost out on. The actress is in demand now post Short Term 12 as well she should be. She's also got The Gambler remake and the comedy Trainwreck coming out. Room is not the only novel adaptation she's attached to. She'll probably co-star in The »

- NATHANIEL R

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Hugh Jackman Wins "Empire Icon" At Jameson Empire Awards

31 March 2014 7:18 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

There were no "pure" CBMs in contention for any awards last night, but the likes of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug and Gravity did pretty well. Below you can check out Hugh Jackman's acceptance speech, along with the full list of winners (in bold) and nominees. Empire 25th Award: The Legend of Our Lifetime Tom Cruise Empire 25th Award: The Action Hero of Our Lifetime Arnold Schwarzenegger Empire Icon (presented by Jameson Irish Whiskey) Hugh Jackman Empire Hero Simon Pegg Empire Inspiration (presented by Mazda Motors UK) Paul Greengrass  Best Male Newcomer (presented by Tresor Paris)
 Aidan Turner (The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug)
 Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips)
 George MacKay (Sunshine On Leith)
 Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis)
 Tye Sheridan (Mud)
 Will Poulter (We’re The Millers) Best Female Newcomer
 Margot Robbie (The Wolf Of Wall Street) Adèle Exarchopoulos (Blue Is The Warmest Colour »

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Gravity, The Hobbit among major winners at Empire Awards 2014

30 March 2014 12:57 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Gravity and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug were among the major winners at the 2014 Jameson Empire Awards tonight (March 30).

Alfonso Cuarón's Gravity was named Best Film and Cuarón himself won the award for Best Director, while The Hobbit picked up prizes for Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy and Best Male Newcomer for Aidan Turner.

Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks) and James McAvoy (Filth) triumphed in the leading acting categories, with Michael Fassbender (12 Years a Slave) and Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine) winning for their supporting roles.

Simon Pegg's The World's End was named Best British Film, while The Conjuring, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa also took home awards.

Meanwhile, Pegg, Hugh Jackman, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Tom Cruise and Paul Greengrass were honoured for their professional achievements.

The full list of winners is as follows:

Best Film presented by Sky Movies

· 12 Years A Slave

· Captain Phillips

· Gravity »

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San Francisco International Film Fest Selects Opening and Closing Night Films

26 March 2014 5:36 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Now in its 57th year, the storied San Francisco International Film Festival has selected its Opening and Closing Night films. On April 24, the fest will kick off with Opening Night film "The Two Faces of January," Hossein Amini's Patricia Highsmith adaptation starring Oscar Isaac, Viggo Mortensen and Kirsten Dunst. Centered on a con artist, his wife and a mysterious ex-pat tour guide as they attempt to flee Greece following a violent incident that interlocks the trio, the 60s-set film premiered at the 2014 Berlinale where it picked up solid reviews.  This is Amini's debut feature as a director. He wrote the slick, tightly crafted screenplay for Nicolas Winding Refn's 2011 "Drive," and was among the many scribes on both "Snow White and the Huntsman" and "47 Ronin." Amini's 1997 Henry James adaptation "The Wings of the Dove" nabbed him a Oscar nomination. Magnolia Pictures will distribute "Two Faces of January" later this year. »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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Casting Net: Mark Walhberg takes on 'Mojave'; Plus Jake Johnson, more

26 March 2014 5:20 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Mark Wahlberg revealed that he has a small part in William Monahan’s Mojave, about a depressed, suicidal artist (Garrett Hedlund) who takes to the desert where he has a run-in with a homicidal drifter/doppelgänger (Oscar Isaac). Oscar winner Monahan wrote The Departed and The Gambler (upcoming), both of which feature Wahlberg. The specifics of Wahlberg’s Mojave role were not disclosed. [Collider]

Jake Johnson (New Girl) confirmed that he is indeed on board to appear in Jurassic World alongside Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Omar Sy. Jurassic World helmer Colin Trevorrow directed Johnson in Safety Not Guaranteed. [The Huffington Post]

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- Lindsey Bahr

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